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from raven72d :
Still out there?
from raven72d :
come back and post more....
from raven72d :
Did you get your page fixed?
from boyecho :
as a matter of fact, I do! shoot an email: boyecho@gmail.com and i’ll send my username.
from raven72d :
Good Paul Auster quote. I do have an Insta, but I never post. I use it to follow cool accounts, though. I've just never mastered the ability to take and upload photos.
from raven72d :
are you still there?
from raven72d :
Becky at ExileAndCunning--- she will be much-missed. I started reading her when she was here, back long, long ago.
from raven72d :
I print off and bind my entries periodically. Too much grad school. But right now there's a glitch about archiving entries...and it really does annoy me that there's no active captain on the ship.
from raven72d :
i read it fairly well--- i've lost a bit since my PhD research, but I can still read it.
from raven72d :
06. Juni 16 Come back and write!
from raven72d :
More German metaphysics. Yes.
from raven72d :
The Year Sixteen...come write again!
from raven72d :
And how is Spring of the Year Fifteen?
from raven72d :
Very true--- I'll be writing here always. This is my place to just write and think. Also to exchange notes--- always a valued thing.
from raven72d :
"Pripyat is where Soviet Futurism came to die..." I'll be whispering that to girls while we're kissing .
from raven72d :
Tell me stories of lost cities...
from raven72d :
...and whatever brought you to Lyon?
from raven72d :
I know. Everything since about 2001 is a blur--- before that, I can isolate key moments and story arcs. Afterwards--- it all just runs together.
from raven72d :
9. April 14--- great entry. What *was* the Year Nine like?
from raven72d :
Springtime in the Deepest South is always variable. This year--- a cold, wet spring so far. But I'll take that as a brief respite from summer heat.
from raven72d :
Springtime yet where you are?
from raven72d :
Very good Siri Hustvedt quote. I love her novels and essays.
from raven72d :
Travel more...and stay in touch more often.
from raven72d :
I do hope for being less impoverished...and the chance to travel.
from raven72d :
Tell me how things are going, and what your Year Fourteen will be like.
from raven72d :
I always fall for the idea of someone. It's all about ideas. Always.
from raven72d :
Yikes! Not my kind of guy, to put it charitably. I wish I could get to Europe again myself...though I have nothing marketable to offer anyone as an immigrant.
from raven72d :
Yes, what's the story on the Australian premier? And as for me...tired and overworked, but okay.
from raven72d :
How is September for you so far?
from raven72d :
I have to deal with 90+ degree weather with tropical humidity, and I'm an autumn/winter person by nature... How cold/bleak is the antipodean winter?
from raven72d :
Glad to hear it's going better. And do keep me posted on your travels! (I hope you'll comment at my entries, too...)
from raven72d :
Has the summer gotten better?
from raven72d :
I'll take a look at Toby Litt. Thanks! The Floorplan question was probably that--- if it did happen to be a secondary journal for you.
from raven72d :
Tell me more about Toby Litt...and about the Floorplan entries...
from raven72d :
It wasn't bad, but while some bits (especially the arc with Alec Baldwin and Ellen Page) were fun, a lot of it felt like Woody Allen was just phoning it in. He doesn't have the emotional connection to Rome that he does to either Paris or NYC.
from raven72d :
I'll let you know about both!
from raven72d :
I'll probably write about the Aixxx blog this weekend, so keep an eye out. I did subscribe to it, by the way. (Have you heard anything from the girl who writes at Delighted? I know she had health issues last year, and she hasn't posted in a while)
from raven72d :
I will go take a look at aixxx and see what it's like--- and keep you posted if I write about it.
from raven72d :
I like Floorplan, too.
from raven72d :
I have finished it--- I must write about it. It's one of those books where you want to yell at the author (and maybe the editor)--- good story, some excellent moments, but doesn't work at the ending and could've used a better organization and some editing.
from raven72d :
Hmmm... I should probably be very afraid, but--- what picture *do* you have of me?
from raven72d :
well, it's on its way from Amazon, and three other girls to whom I mentioned it (2 in the States, 1 in Germany) all laughed and told me that I'd love it...and asked if I'd somehow put the author up to it all...or ever had her as a student. i'm now intrigued.
from raven72d :
I think I'll look for "Monsieur", then--- recommendation appreciated.
from stardumb :
Hi, I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. I've opened up again, I was writing somewhere else and this place just feels more right so i will be transferring that work here day by day. thanks so much for reading. glad to be back. Much Love ~star
from raven72d :
I totally must go to Death Valley and see the sailing stones!
from raven72d :
appreciated!
from raven72d :
Thinking out loud is good. And...sailing rocks?
from raven72d :
Parallel lines meet in the Land of Lost Content.
from raven72d :
Toby Litt... I'll have to look for his books.
from raven72d :
Loved the "Ghost Story" post.
from raven72d :
where in Europe would you go?
from raven72d :
Berlin sounds like an excellent idea.
from raven72d :
Spring so far has been rather nice. And how has yours been? Please do drop by and exchange notes --- I do appreciate them.
from raven72d :
thank you for quoting me.
from raven72d :
I spend too much time at FB myself. But keep posting here. I always enjoy your entries.
from raven72d :
do post again soon...
from raven72d :
Murakami-san is correct, as usual.
from raven72d :
I'm looking out at the summer rain...
from raven72d :
where are you these days?
from raven72d :
i'm always a major fan of autumn--- I love liminal seasons.
from raven72d :
it's autumn in the Antipodes, isn't it?
from raven72d :
at sunset...not so bad. and yours?
from defaults :
you are most welcome.
from raven72d :
The talk she gave in Dubai about languages! Yes! I'd read a piece on it!
from defaults :
he deserves more recognition than he gets. i must've listened to that one i posted in my diary over fifty times. sometimes these things just strike the perfect chord. also, i used to read you back up 'til august 2009 and then you stopped posting for ages. i had no idea that you were back. keep on posting.
from stardumb :
thank you. :) i've added you as a favs.. i think you're diary is interesting.
from raven72d :
i love the extract about DFW's writing.
from raven72d :
The before/after images from Sendai are terrifying.
from raven72d :
what has been happening?
from raven72d :
the highest point in this state is maybe 350 feet... so it's summer that I hate. i'm an autumn sort...
from raven72d :
how is late january there on your mountain?
from raven72d :
i'd like that very much.
from raven72d :
i discovered Tokyo Connection via your post.
from raven72d :
clouds and mist and snow: lovely.
from raven72d :
i love Tokyo Connection.
from raven72d :
that's why i write here rather than make Facebook aphorisms.
from floorplan :
thank you, seeing you quote that tragic piece of me really settled something. it's nice to not feel embarrassed of that, any more. xxo
from raven72d :
glad you're still updating!
from raven72d :
facebook?
from raven72d :
update!
from raven72d :
love the entries.
from moodswing :
hello. ah yes--thank you? haha. i try to be honest now. which is funny. i don't feel like i always have been. i've never lied. but i did obscure.. and perhaps that is sometimes more honest. anyway. thank you..
from boyecho :
i realized i probably said that before... which is probably why that entry felt so familiar..
from boyecho :
one line in and i knew that was ginsberg... happy.
from raven72d :
glad to have you back...
from raven72d :
patience is never easy.
from raven72d :
still out there?
from raven72d :
Os? As in...Australia?
from raven72d :
where have you been?
from moodswing :
♪♪ thanks for the thoughts.. i feel so tucked away in the corner sometimes that it surprises me when anybody notices i'm there. ;)
from raven72d :
Thank you. Thank you very much.
from erari :
the kooks. sway. =love. x
from crestone :
ha ha, nope! rice isn't very nutritious and i don't like wasabi.
from raven72d :
i love the quotes you have here.
from southeast :
allthislove.toyou.
from might :
hello?
from veganfuckk :
i know. now every time i leave the house, i find myself looking up treetops and into windows and staring deep into the faces of everyone i see, hoping for some sort of familiarity. i only have about 8 gigs worth of cds so i guess i need to join the twenty-first century and start downloading. it is definitely making life a little better.
from veganfuckk :
oh, my bad. it was empty. whoever it came from had erased it, and put it in its original packaging and everything. i just wish i knew who it was.
from veganfuckk :
i'm not really sure what you are talking about..skeletal lamping? i hope it has music i'll like.
from raven72d :
do send an e-mail address...
from raven72d :
I like the idea that Foucault can make one thin.
from raven72d :
I'd love to try the Zarathustra in German... I need to get my German fully fluent again. I'm reading...hmmm...Huxley's "Crome Yellow" and re-reading Murakami's "Hard-Boiled Wonderland"...
from raven72d :
I like his "The Order of Things" and "Discipline & Punish" and the 3rd volume of the History of Sexuality... Tell me what you are reading these days.
from raven72d :
I used to find Foucault a charlatan, but the final volume of "History of Sexuality" changed my mind.
from raven72d :
write soon...
from raven72d :
I'll use girl up into early 30s... it's not about age so much as whether someone is a Grown Up. A "Woman" is like...your first-grade teacher or your mother's bridge club. "Girl" is someone who's still...adventurous, alluring, and panty-free.
from raven72d :
I like the alter ego diary.
from raven72d :
I'd want a girl to whisper it to me... And it is a powerful thing to whisper.
from unowhatilike :
No, you've no need for a password. When you click on "Add an entry," above where you type your entry, there will be an option to add said entry to "unowhatilike."
from fuschiashock :
why an alter ego?
from erari :
i like the idea of this diary :) thank you for the fav btw.

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