Funny Recent G-Chat Exchange
me: Weird rudyard kipling quote just came to my inbox:“If you can make your heart and nerve and sinew serve your turn long after they are done, and so hold on when there is nothing in you, except the will that says to them ‘hold on.’”
what does it mean?
my co-producer: ….i think it means - gird your loins, barnstorm is coming…and it will continue to haunt you even after you’re dead
An example of how producing events is exhausting and fun.
In contemplating the heroines of nineteenth-century fiction – those who have survived, like Dorthea Casaubon of Middlemarch; those who have perished, like Susan Warner’s Diana – we are moved to wonder: Can irony and faith inhabit the same sensibility?
— Joyce Carol Oates, (Woman) Writer: Occasions and Opportunities
Self-help Books Artists Would Buy If They Had The Money
- Quitting Your Shit Job and Living in Poverty (featuring recipes for innovative uses of ramen)
- From Anger to Zing! Writing Satisfying Rants in Response to Rejections and Bad Reviews (Sample Rants Included!)
- What to Do When a Collaborator Flakes Out. And Why It Hurts So Bad.
- You’re Not Special…And It’s Going to Be Okay
- 100 Ways to Completely Waste Your Time and Hate Yourself Trying
- How to Alienate Your Loved Ones with Unachievably High Standards For Everything
- Talent for Dummies
- Getting Your Cry On While Making The World a Better Place
- Accepting You Are Only Good At One Thing – The Thing People Won’t Pay For
- How To Deal When Something You Thought Was fun Becomes Just Another Chore
- How to Debase Yourself for Money
- How To Break Up With Projects You Believe In But Don’t Have Time For
- Condescending Advice From the Lucky 2% of Artists Who Make A Living Off Their Work Already And Never Had to Get a Facebook Profile To Do It
- Don’t Worry, There’s Always Culinary School
cowritten with Jessica Day, et al
From Dr. Nancy Roth’s “Collaboration and Originality”
“…In the course of its intergalactic adventures, the crew of the Starship Enterprise occasionally encountered a cybernetic life form known as the Borg. The Borg are—or is—neither singular nor plural. Although they are recognizable bodies that move about and do things, they behave more like cells of a single animal than independent beings. As individuals, they have no convictions, no point of view. If one is sick or injured the relevant energies are reabsorbed into the hive-mind with no apparent regrets.
“Within the fictional construct of the Star Trek, Borg are more highly evolved than humans. They don’t waste their energies fighting. They don’t compete. But they are repugnant and profoundly threatening because they do not make anything new. Instead of forging a history through dialogue and discourse as humans do, they parasitically absorb the cultures and technologies of other life forms.
“If the crew of the Enterprise represents an idealized collaboration, the Borg articulate a fear that it all could go wrong. And if Star Trek as a whole perpetuates a great many untenable patriarchal and capitalist assumptions about the world, this one fear seems to resonate more deeply. The zeal for technically superb, efficient discourse could smooth out the oddities, peculiar histories and memories that make each human being unique. What would be lost then, it seems, is not riches or even power, but the peculiarly human capacity to make something new.”
Do we need to consider becoming more lightly institutionalized in order to get more creativity to more audiences more often?
I say hell yes.