I'm taking a sabbatical from the "internet", which by my definition only includes Tumblr and Facebook, the two .com evils that have robbed me of my sanity and will to live these past couple of months. Tumblr is everything I feared it to be. There are people I know in real life who follow me, which totally affects what I write/how much I write/what I post/etc. (I could lie and say that I don't care who my audience is or what they think of me, but, I mean, come on, I'm a person and what I say, even if it's in pixelated form, has an effect on people. When I interact with those people on a daily basis, it makes things weird). Tumblr is also a major part, if not the single most powerful driving force behind it, of the borrowing-aesthetics-without-asking culture that has become obnoxiously prevalent. To chalk it all up to hipsters would be easy, but it's much more complicated than that. Trends and trendiness are a part of it, yes. But on a deeper level, Tumblr has tapped into that part of the human brain that wants nothing more than to be like every other brain. Anyways, it's a mess and I hate it for all the reasons that I said I would. Blogspot may be dated, but at least members of this community take the time to develop their posts and they sure as hell take the time to credit photographers and artists.
Leaving Facebook was a decision that was highly personal and incredibly uninteresting (by uninteresting I really mean highly interesting to you and highly embarrassing for me) so I'm not going to provide an explanation.
So, it's been five days since I began my thirty day experiment and I already feel so much better. I even look better. ***** so I've been told.
I've also learned that raw food is my friend and my colon whole-heartedly appreciates this new friendship I've forged. I also realized how much I miss fashion blogging, since I've actually had the time to pay attention to London Fashion Week (screw NYFW, save Marc and Rodarte).
Life is simpler these days and I'm a lot happier as a result. Somehow I always manage to turn my life around just in time for Spring. I don't even like Spring. It's my least favorite season. Maybe it's spite, I don't know.
Upcoming Projects/Things to Get Excited About:
-A novella type thing which should be finished by June. It's about a family that moves away, seeking solace from trauma, meanwhile becoming cripplingly codependent. There's booze and a little house by the sea involved.
-My personal zine, which will feature some old/new material.
-HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION, yeah, hell yeah
-An independent film that I'm lucky enough to have been asked to be a part of
-Issue Three of Tumbleweed: The Sound Issue, which will come with a free Lacuna cd. (we're accepting submissions now!)