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Mon, Dec. 11th, 2017 | 11:59 am  slavezombie


That songmeanings domain and radiohead's "Let Down"
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I typed the lyrics to LET DOWN the other day. I like the melody of this tune, and although my vinyl copy of OK Computer has created an obstacle for when I want to listen to this digitally, I find myself struggling to whistle the melody in my head (when feeling the way the lyrics suggest emotionally). While driving to work, I could only recall bits and pieces of the lyrics which I knew if I could recall them, I'd be able to enjoy the melody if only in my head.

It was then that I started pondering how the lyrics might have a double meaning: "let down and hanging around" for the transgender community. One of my fears, being single, is mingling with other single people and encountering a transgender woman who would most definitely be a let down. Curious about this, I visited songmeanings dot com and began to read the comments people left regarding this song. The LP was released in around 1997 and I just barely picked it up this year.

What caught my attention about this song was the line "Crushed like a bug in the ground" because, you know that crunchy sound when you see a fly on the ground spinning aimlessly trying to achieve liftoff but really it's on it's last legs and if you tap it with your foot ever so gently, the sound it makes wrecks one's sense of solace? I mean, instead of satisfaction from eliminating a pesky fly, a certain consciousness or awareness of our own mortality becomes distorted. I'm also trying to write a story in which a fly is one of the characters, so... I love this song.


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Sat, Dec. 9th, 2017 | 12:44 pm  slavezombie


Got stuck with a case of WB, and outlines are not my strong point
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Deirdre set loose
with only a guest pass
and no guide to show
show her around
======================Is she a rabid dog?
The offices of RS Dev-
elopment are loft units
in the same building.
reference ELLE going
to school for role
of DAUGHTER
S.B. living a
double life
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Flow of life
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Here she encounters
odd characters when
she peeps thru doorways
trying to find the
copy department
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Sat, Dec. 9th, 2017 | 10:49 am  slavezombie


Mo bile
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Updates to my blog have become a chore.

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Steno pad notes
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BIER
I can't explain the link between the natural fading of the color red to pink with antisemitic undertones.
The color of a sheet of red paper is faded where it was exposed to direct sunlight. Pink is the new hue.
The blood stained pavement no longer contains the rich vibrant red it once possessed when it was freshly squeezed. Instead of fading, it becomes a darker tint of red.
If the age of consent in El Salvador is 18, but the age of consent in Mexico is 12, and a 16 year old American male (of Mexican descent) has a relationship with an 18 year old American female (of Salvadoran descent), is sexuality a taboo?
Is it considered paranoia to feel like one is being watched by flies?
Is a person homophobic and/or narcissistic if his taste in partners limits his sexuality to females with characteristics similar to his first love?
God fearing people who interpret reincarnation as coming back as an insect or a lesser being than a human cannot fathom the depth of a typical love story between two flies.


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Sun, Dec. 3rd, 2017 | 11:48 am  slavezombie


looping side B of OK Computer until I learn to recognize song whenever heard on airwaves
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Sat, Dec. 2nd, 2017 | 05:05 pm  slavezombie


Understanding what a screenplay sequence is all about
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SEQUENCE A

The first fifteen minutes of a picture answer the questions of who, what, when, where, and under what conditions the picture will take place -- the exposition. Before such exposition, though, it is crucial to "hook" the audience and get them interested in watching further. The most common technique for achieving this in the first sequence is through the use of curiosity. Most successful movies begin by posing a puzzle to the audience, raising questions in their minds, and promising an answer. Chinatown (1974) opens with a puzzling series of photographs showing a couple have sex, accompanied by offscreen groaning. Sunset Boulevard (1950) starts with the frantic arrival of police cars, whose officers quickly converge on a man lying face down in a swimming pool.

Once curiosity is used to draw an audience into the picture, there will be a chance to suppoly exposition -- background material -- answering the crucial questions so that the story proper can begin.

Almost always, but not invariably, the audience is introduced to the main character, or protagonist, in the first sequence, and is given a glimpse of the flow of life of the protagonist before the story itself begins -- in medias res. An effective first sequence can give us a sense of what the protagonist's life would have been like if the events that lead to story hadn't interfered. In fact, the stronger the sense of flow of life at the beginning of the picture, the bigger the impact of the destabilizing events that intrude to make the story happen. North by Northwest exemplary of this in the extent to which the storytellers cram a full evening and day's worth of appointments for the protagonist, Roger Thornhill, in the opening four minutes; having thus given us a glimpse of the flow of his life, none of these appointments is ever actually realized.

Usually by the end of the first sequence, there arises a moment in the picture called the point of attack, or inciting incident. This is the first intrusion of instability on the initial flow of life, forcing the protagonist to respond in some way. For Roger Thornhill, it is his abduction; for Jake Gittes in Chinatown, it is his realization that he's been duped.

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Fri, Nov. 24th, 2017 | 07:15 pm  slavezombie


Instr: How to mesh my typewriter with the publishing world
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I can see nobody wants to deal with hard copy anymore. If and when I get bored doing this, I think I'll create a project to seek out business who still accept good ol' fashion letter format correspondence. Yeah, it's a lot easier to e-mail somebody. Yeah, typewriters are for psychos. But I'm the kind of guy who double spaces after a period, and when I see that HTML ignores my keystrokes, when I see that Microsoft delivers a killer snafu on the subject of utilizing the ruler guide on their word processing platforms; when they skew the hard copy by .25", etc. It's all one big headache I never dealt with when using a typewriter.

I dealt with how to find a quick and easy way to type up a hundred cover-letters for my résume to all the want-ads in the Sunday Edition of the local newspaper.

Fuck that, you say. You would much rather deal with an unaccounted for, MIA, quarter of an inch of empty space that you probably will have a real need for anyways.

Reading my blog off of a digital monitor will cause just as much harm to your eyes as reading my blog scans of typewritten entries scanned into the computer in .jpg format… on a digital monitor. And I want to get my head straight so I don't forget how to code my manuscripts together with graphic images. It can be a headache and that's why I've stickied an illustration from earlier this year. I will use it as a quick reference source for when I decide to do another one. Hell, I can see myself updating this blog regularly again, with multi pages of typed up stories and stuff. It would get tedious. I can see that. All the scanning, resizing, math. Ugh. I can't wait until it becomes a problem reading old entries with the bright digital monitors because, say, Mozilla decides to change the way HTML works.

And they call this e-publishing. More like a quick tip on how to burn books by crashing one's blog site.


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Sat, Nov. 18th, 2017 | 01:31 am  slavezombie


keyboards for administrative clerks
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Reflections on the work force

Even before college, when I took that typing class and learned to type on an IBM selectric, I had taught myself how to type on a manual typewriter. The first thing I noticed was the difference in key positions for special characters. Then later, because I still use my manual typewriter, I notice the difference in quality of imprint on a piece of bond paper typed on an IBM selectric compared to the manual typewriter I use: Royal Quiet de Luxe circa 1950's. I really like the braille effect the manual typewriter leaves on the back of the paper when I use the portable manual typewriter!

I was lucky after college and found a stable job as a clerk typist. Later, my job title was renamed to administrative clerk.  Exciting times. I've always linked that word with computer administrative tasks because one of the learning curves in having hobbies involving blogs is having the ability to change administrative settings on the computer one owns. But even before the change in job titles happened, I considered attempting making changes to my keyboard format; not because of language, but because I wanted a keyboard identical to the key positions of my manual typewriter I use.

It would've been nice to achieve this at work, but of course, I'm not the only person sharing the staff computer terminals and it wouldn't be fair to my co-workers to be changing the placement of the quotation keys and such. I simply wanted to make these changes on my personal computers. The obstacles I encountered after googling help in this was simply that I needed to purchase a 3rd party application to download, but even then, most of the apps I found on line for this purpose were not compatible with my old clunker computer.  I just think, since everyone else is griping about their working conditions involving scenarios like Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, etc., I too should rant about the lame job title change my employer makes which instills a sense of entitlement to be able to hack my way thru the work computers and adjust the keyboard to accommodate my ergonomic preferences.

Let me know what you think.


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Wed, Oct. 18th, 2017 | 10:31 pm  slavezombie


All eyes are on Harvey this Halloween
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Tue, Oct. 10th, 2017 | 09:54 pm  slavezombie


Oh hey, this works good. I should just rant on my laptop.
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Elle

I'm trying not to curse so much, but I think I might suffer slightly from the Tourettes Syndrome.

And so it goes. Elle throws out her old typewriter and writes her story online using the tags <blockquote> and <center> whenever dialog is typed.


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Tue, Oct. 10th, 2017 | 07:54 pm  slavezombie


Don't know if I'm composing a letter of intent to online publishing agents or disclosing status quo
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Fri, Oct. 6th, 2017 | 01:13 pm  slavezombie


eye candy for your ears
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Mon, Sep. 18th, 2017 | 08:31 pm  slavezombie


Film school
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9/10 (9P PDT

Onr of the shorts drew TD, but then again, i suspect it wouldn't b difficult to get diagnosed with dry-eye.

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Sun, Sep. 17th, 2017 | 01:00 pm  slavezombie


Crimson Banded 'flies
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Lauren's Blog - My Adventures in Belize "Our Belize Vacation" - "Our Belize Vacation"

BELIZE RED RIM BUTTERFLIES
The Red Rim or Crimson Banded Black Butterfly is a species can be found in Central American, sometimes as far north as Texas.  They can be seen flying between March and November in subtropical forests of Belize. 

Adults are hard to miss identify with their bright red patches. The caterpillars of this species are gray-brown with raised green marks and spikes.They have a velvety black forewing with a grey hindwing. The hindwing has a pinkish-red band (as you see in the picture to the left).

Red Rim Butterflies like shady roadsides and humid thorn-scrub forests, where it can be found cruising lazily among the shadows. For this reason, the rainforests of Central America are a favorite habitat for this butterfly.  Common throughout this region, Red Rim Butterflies often strays over into Mexican and the southern part of Texas, but it seems to have been unable to establish a breeding population there.

It's host plant is the Pine Nettle.  Here the Red Rim Butterflies lays its off-white, grooved eggs that are protected by long hairs.
Caterpillars are spiny, colored a gray-brown with green looking warts. They are thickened in the middle with a light-colored band on the seventh segment and a head armed with horns.

The adults are attracted to rotting fruit and feed on the fermenting juices.



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Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 | 08:21 pm  slavezombie


Blogger truthergirl
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https://youtu.be/5BJm3KGB0L8

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Tue, Aug. 15th, 2017 | 10:02 pm  slavezombie


Couldn’t log in to lj. First thot. Trump means biz
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Listen here you

Whippersnappers

I’m only gonna say it once. I’m only here to observe.


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Thu, Aug. 10th, 2017 | 10:11 am  slavezombie


Prime time series
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Newly discovered scope blows others, even ashwee, away. @friedannie and sidekick Callie


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Tue, Jul. 25th, 2017 | 10:21 pm  slavezombie


https://redd.it/6plqgc (https://redd.it/6plqgc)
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July 25, 2017 and all eyes on #chuckhax
If you live in L.A. and you've heard of road rage, you probably heard of walkway rage too. Or is it sidewalk rage? (self.Vlogs)

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There's fake news and there's people using their vlogging skills to capture real life events. Maybe it's a young stupid driver taking a selfie, and maybe it's a foreigner doing as Americans do while in America. When I saw the Carlos A. Hakas video involving a street vender, I was angry for the poor Mexican standing on the corner trying to make a living selling corn on the cob.

I read the comments from a facebook page belonging to the bully whom having realized his devilish deed appeals to the public with a link proving his innocence. I can see how he might be innocent in a world so filled with anger and lust for misfortune to others, and his facebook update reflects in the comment more hatred I'm sure even the Jews in 1940's Europe encountered verbally.

So I find a huffpost and try to my best to link it to reddit. The days of old when one could simply copy/paste URLs are gone. Enter the age of raw data manipulation. At least computer nerds still have the ability to take screenshots of an article and show it as proof that something is happening in their part of the world. I want to see if anybody else is enjoying the spectacle which quite franklin might lead to more business coming their way: Ben, the street vender receives a gofundme account, and the metal musician might just be waxing his image as a metal head.


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Mon, Jul. 24th, 2017 | 11:32 pm  slavezombie


Why are the musicians dropping like flies? Could it be the rapture?
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There use to be a saying: music soothes the savage beast. Where are we all headed if that music which people rely on to soothe their problems away ceases to exist? I still haven’t found a band I like as much as I did Slayer when JH was still in the band.


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Fri, Jul. 21st, 2017 | 11:16 am  slavezombie


Everyone keeps asking, how's the bathroom remodel going?
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A post shared by Ana Garcia (@anagnews) on Jul 21, 2017 at 8:14am PDT


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