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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
An Anniversary, Ms. Havisham Style
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jstgerma From: jstgerma Date: August 31st, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That second part is something that bothered me, and led me to make my blog public again and to make the content bland. It got to the point where people I hardly knew (or didn't know at all) knew things about my life that some close friends didn't. I also didn't have anything left to say in real-world conversations with people who read it. So I've always been interested to see how you manage your online persona via implication and euphemism, the suggestive images and occasionally cryptic prose.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 1st, 2009 02:39 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I sometimes have these grandiose ideas about what I'm doing, what I've been doing all along. And since I had them pretty much from the beginning, or even before I started, I suppose they would count as the product of authorial intention. But having to sustain that kind of project while also presenting glimpses of one's actual existence is difficult. I am reminded of Sebald's The Rings of Saturn, which is both entirely fictional and kind of like an autobiography.
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