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Another Reason I Get Slow

January 21, 2010

This is a conversation I had with Rubyben* via MSN.  I don’t capitalize when I do that.  It doesn’t mean anything; I just don’t.

ME: i must post the next tinyplay within 24.5 hours.
RUBYBEN: yes
you must
ME: i just need to remember that my friends know the difference between me and fictional characters, even when there secretly isn’t one.
except that there is.
RUBYBEN: i know that
if it helps
they are bits of you stuck in bits of other people and not-people
ME: well it’s just.  you know how you can write things that are emotionally true + then you feel oddly exposed even though it’s factually like, ridiculous?
RUBYBEN: yes certainly.
that vulnerability is often what makes art beautiful, i think
ME: i think so too.  it’s just important to remind myself that a) people don’t generally see it from as perilous an angle as i do + b) i appreciate it when other people give me things that must be just as big and awful from inside of them, so it is always about time i repay the weird courtesy.
RUBYBEN: much nodding
And Somewhat Later…

ME: incidentally, there is sort of almost breakfast in the next play.
it’s only a CENSORED FOR SPOILERNESS.  but it happens in the morning.  i think it counts.
RUBYBEN: i think that counts
ME: yeah.
i won’t mind if they all turn into breakfast plays exactly.  it just keeps arising more-or-less organically.
i think because morning is such a weird time to catch people.
RUBYBEN: nod

*A Person Who Groks Me More Often Than Not.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. rubyben permalink
    January 21, 2010 1:56 pm

    It amuses me that grok has entered our language enough that you can use it without having read the book.

    There should be a symbol for grok like heart is for love.

    • ohmynoti permalink*
      January 21, 2010 4:01 pm

      i have read like 30% of the book! enough to recognise my need for “grok,” and have a vague intention to finish it some day except that doctor guy is so tedious i might not really.

  2. January 21, 2010 5:17 pm

    They made a punctuation symbol for sarcasm. So like in a messenger conversation or e-mail, you just pop this new symbol in and people know you’re being sarcastic.

  3. ELISHA! permalink
    January 22, 2010 3:11 am

    grok?

    • ohmynoti permalink*
      January 22, 2010 4:39 am

      it’s from a book called “stranger in a strange land” + means something akin to “get” or “dig”…only more so. like more accurately?

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