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from notes?

the ichorian sequence?

  • a rough life area in a rough town within a war torn country in a volatile region.

  • a supermarket queue in a rough life area.

  • both cashier and customer looking through a black plastic bin full of receipts.

  • some people in the queue get a little agitated and protest. stuff tells them the only solution is to move, to a back of an already long queue at the adjacent till.

  • is this situation surreal? my mind has its own event.

  • i was wondering how come many people in these rough places, find it slightly on the hard side to consider art works as being other than visually pleasing representations.

  • representation, as a claim that one set is sufficiently approximating another is a corruption of the very claim to be representational.

{ say we claim that this X is represented by this X. as you can see the 2 Xs, while looking very similar, the same font, same software, same machinary to produce the dots that a human can look at and cry – it's an X!

However, can we deny one comes before another? yes.. depends on how we take “before”. However, can we deny that, by definition, on X isn't the other? seems hard to deny since we wouldn't have to use one and another, as terms, in reference to these 2 Xs.

Hence, it seems when we say that X is like another X, what is claimed is that we are willing to suspend the fact that there's a difference. Willing to forget, for a time being, that there IS an interval between the 2 Xs.

Therefore the claims that the interval between the 2 Xs is an imagination – a process of wondering – be it of a pretending kind. We Know there's a difference between the Xs, and willing, through imagination, to pretend the difference isn't there. In a sense – imagining an imagination away, for a representation to operate. Sounds convoluted to say the least, isn't it? ;)

Moreover: Once a person is willing to suspend unknowingly and imagine away the difference between 2 Xs – It seems to me there's an obvious corruption, perhaps even an obscene corruption when considering that some Use that very suspension of doubt – to their own ends. Once a person is willing to suspend the interval Knowingly – how are they not participating in a cultivation of corruption? [ a genuine question ] (corruption as claimed above with unknowing suspense, and bellow)

Once a person is willing to use and own the interval between X and X to their personal gains – it seems to me a corruption of an exploitative kind. }

  • once a person's valued ways of imagining is through representations, when another person owns the 1st person's ways of imagining, it seems an imagination can be said to have been banked in more than one way.

  • at times when representation is a defining technology – eg binary representations – the manipulations of how binary operations work within culture, once privately owned – how can they not own imaginations as well? [again, a genuine question on 2 counts – a is it a correct conclusion, an b, if correct, is there a way out so they don't own?]

  • ichorian isn't exactly a widely used nor known term. based on ichor, a greek word which came say: ethereal fluid that serves for blood in the veins of the gods. That's after ichor was in connection to a watery discharge from a sore and yellow bile – an illness believed to be and to being caused by excess of irascibility, anger, and bad temper. Poetically, ichor was used in reference to any bloodlike fluid.


from carbontwelve

This is day sixteen of my attempt to write something, anything, every day for 365 days in a row.

Last night I watched a trailer for the new Addams Family film set for release later this year. Even though it's being done in 3D animation I am still excited for another addition to what is one of my favourite fantasy worlds.

Watching the trailer reminded me of the game The Addams Family that I used to play on my Saga Mega Drive back in the late 90s. I have fond memories of playing the game for hours on end but never actually completing it.

Intrigued to see if it is as good as I remember it being I sourced a copy of the ROM and a Mega Drive emulator and after figuring out how to map my xbox controller to the emulator I began to play.

It scored quite low in reviews at time of launch back in 1992 with Mega advising readers to “watch a tree grow or something instead”1 but I still find it an enjoyable game to play. It's child friendly enough that I could have my two year old sat with me joining in by telling me where to make the man go next.

The game itself doesn't have a save function, instead relying upon an often used mechanism of the time: passwords. These could be unlocked as you progressed and upon starting a new game used to unlock achievements so you could start “where you left off” sans points. With modern emulators the games entire state can be easily saved so maybe now I have a chance at actually completing the game.

Only time will tell.



  1. Mega review, issue 14, page 36, November 1993

from carbontwelve

This is day fifteen of my attempt to write something, anything, every day for 365 days in a row.

For those of you who may have been following along I vanished from most online spaces for some of February and the majority of March.

There are a few reasons for such a long hiatus and they all add up to “life happens,” mostly in the shape of fire-fighting a project with a tight deadline at work that resulted in a few 80-100hr work weeks in order to get everything done. Between that and family commitments it left very little in the way of free time for social media and my personal projects.

Now that the deadline has been met and things have returned to normal I am back. My 365 writing project took quite a hit, but I will now attempt to write something every day.

Lets see if I can at least get a ten day streak!



from Denkstätte

Wenn der Mensch zur Sache wird, ist er tot ... – Erich Fromm

Zur Ökonomisierung des Menschen:

» Die Kategorien des industriellen Systems sind Bilanz, Quantifizierung und Buchführung. Die Frage lautet immer: Was lohnt sich? Was bringt Profit? So zu fragen, ist im Bereich der industriellen Produktion notwendig. Doch das Prinzip der Buchführung, der Bilanz und des Profits wurde zugleich auf den Menschen übertragen und hat sich von der Wirtschaft auf das menschliche Leben überhaupt ausgedehnt. Der Mensch wird zu einem Unternehmen; sein Kapital ist sein Leben, und seine Aufgabe scheint zu sein, dieses Kapital möglichst gut zu investieren. Ist es gut investiert, dann hat er Erfolg. Investiert er sein Leben schlecht, dann ist er erfolglos. Auf diese Weise wird er selbst zu einem Ding, zu einer Sache. Wir können uns aber an der Erkenntnis nicht vorbei mogeln: Wenn der Mensch zur Sache wird, ist er tot, auch wenn er – physiologisch gesehen – noch lebt. Ist der Mensch aber seelisch tot, obwohl er physiologisch noch lebt, dann ist er dem Verfall anheim gegeben und wird gefährlich – gefährlich für sich und gefährlich für andere...«

#Ideologie #Leben #Gesellschaft #Wirtschaft #Ökonomie #Mensch #Philosophie #Video


from Denkstätte

Wahrheit ist die Erfindung eines Lügners

»Der Großteil unserer institutionalisierten Erziehungsbemühungen hat zum Ziel, unsere Kinder zu trivialisieren. …. Da unser Erziehungssystem daraufhin angelegt ist, berechenbare Staatsbürger zu erzeugen, besteht sein Zweck darin, alle jene ärgerlichen inneren Zustände auszuschalten, die Unberechenbarkeit und Kreativität ermöglichen. Dies zeigt sich am deutlichsten in unserer Methode des Prüfens, die nur Fragen zuläßt, auf die die Antworten bereits bekannt (oder definiert) sind, und die folglich vom Schüler auswendig gelernt werden müssen. Ich möchte diese Fragen als “illegitime Fragen“ bezeichnen.«
Heinz von Förster
Quelle: vordenker

Tanz mit der Welt – Heinz von Förster 1:
»Es ist klar, dass sich Ethik nicht aussprechen lässt. ... Alles, was ausgesprochen wird, ist dann Moral.«

Tanz mit der Welt – Heinz von Förster 2:
»Wahrheit hat nichts mit Recht zu tun.«

Tanz mit der Welt – Heinz von Förster 3:
»Man sieht mit den Beinen.«

Tanz mit der Welt – Heinz von Förster 4:
»Jetzt kommt die Welt, wo der Heinz dabei ist.«

Weitere Links:

Das Auge des Kojoten: Besuche bei einem Magier

Wir sehen nicht, daß wir nicht sehen

Der Neugierologe

Mein Wie bestimmt das Was – Marco Bettoni

Ethischer Imperativ: Handle stets so, dass die Anzahl der Wahlmöglichkeiten größer wird

#Bildung #Heterarchie #Ideologie #Leben #Gesellschaft #Mensch #Philosophie #Video


from Denkstätte

Die Ökonomie als kulturelles Phänomen

Tomáš Sedláček: Warum die Ökonomie ein kulturelles Phänomen ist

»Einen Zyniker erkennt man daran, dass er von jedem Ding den Preis, aber von keinem den Wert kennt.« Oscar Wilde

Ein interessantes Gespräch.

#Politik #Wirtschaft #Mensch #Video #Gesellschaft #Leben #Geld #Philosophie


from alonealastalovedalongthe@wordsmith.social

I am desperate to get anything down, I am desperate to escape.

All that life gives in happiness I am told comes from structure.

All I am are moments of self caving to impulse. There is something terribly missing from my sense of reality.

I stand under a light. What is this here at my feet?

Hmm. Let me s——-

A hand tears me away into darkness

If this were a movie you would see me horror recede, feeling the violence of one moment -this- the next THAT.

I am not a movie. I am a series of disconnected events.

One moment I have been looking at this curious thought at my feet.

The next I have been hurtling through space.

The next I have been standing here alone in the dark.


from texts?

hummYouNiche doYouGood? humm you niche humm-you-niche do you good do-you-good?

cracknam orcrack orcracknornam?

cracknum crackor crackornumnor?

humm num nam crack?


from vamp

There are so many cool blog things, so many cool ways of doing the blog thing. Like, I'm already all torn because I have a microblog (masto), and I have a DW (which I pretty much don't use, even though it's humming since the tumblpocalypse), and I have a hubzilla (which I do kinda blog on, sometimes, because it's relaxed and I feel at home there), and I have a wordsmith.social (sort of everything I could ever want in a blog, almost), and on top of all that I have a wee news page on my website, which is like, website news, like a server shift or a site redesign or a page addition kinda thing, and means I get to use the <article> tag, but I was feeling okay, comfortable and shit. A place for everything kinda thing.

And then along comes a very limited static site generator like simple-website and I poked at it until I figured out how to customise it (I was totally prepared for it to break, but it didn't!), and now I'm like, I have to use this!

But it doesn't actually make sense for any of my current use cases. Like, ignore masto and 'zilla and DW and shit, because they are other things, too, they don't exist solely for me to post blog posts, you know? I'll focus on wordsmith, and the part-of-my-website news page.

I thought I could replace wordsmith, and then my blog could actually be part of my website.

But what if I want to blog from mobile? Can't use simple-website on mobile. Also, what if people want to follow the blog? Nada. Right now (as far as I'm aware) you can only follow wordsmith blogs via ActivityPub, but most everyone I know/that matters has that. There's no commenting, except for through ActivityPub. Again, it's pretty common around here.

To be honest, wordsmith is way less faff all around. It's easier to customise, it's easier to post, it's easier to connect. Sigh.

Okay, so I shift focus to my news page. Right now, it's simple HTML. Just edit the page when there's an update, add a new article, and upload. Switching to simple-website could be fun, but it would be counter-productive. For one, I won't use it enough to retain any of the how-to-use-the-thing information. Not to mention my news page currently is part of my site, it looks like the rest of my site (simple-website will never look exactly like the rest of the site), and it's one page. simple-website is three pages, several directories, a page for every post, and a bunch of markdown files.


It's annoying, because simple-website is cool. Oh well. I'll move it to the side, and probably forget about it. I'll certainly forget how I did all the things. I wish I had some other use for it, but, at this stage, I don't.

And I'm kinda gutted about that.

@vamp | vamp.ink


from notes?

You might think it doesn't matter when language makes a sound, turns a word, comes into a sequence of terms, becomes into a wider language. You, I, we, them, the another, others, elses – all might think it doesn't matter when linguistic sensations make signs or sounds turn into words, words become sequences of terms and these are uttered in the intervals among us, keep evolving as the betweens that are in-between-ing.

Think it might not matter yet how to make sounds, signs or other kinds of sensations without these offering some kind of materiality? Some kind of parenthood? Some kind of an evolutionary process made of physical beats, oscillations, movement, elements that have some kind of trajectories, able to have frictions, repetitions, iterations, circulations, and evolutions. Elements that, in their own ways, introduce a difference, even small ones like between this word to the next, this paragraph to the next, small and all, the fact that this text – even if not read by anyone but myself ever – is read-able and offers, at the very least, it's own personal DNA, a different sequence.

Think there is no physicality, no materiality nor a difference? Perhaps not a thought but a feeling? An anxious yet melancholic sensation perhaps? A sensation that feels without terms, words, or some kind of a language? Some kind of hysterical sensation that wakes up when ever a suggestion comes along and whispers: “When uttering stuff, in fact – it does matter – there is a difference introduced and some kind of possible friction palpable for a living interval.”

  • It feels meaningless? How?
  • When anyone and everyone might introduce the same Kind of difference – ones' own begins to sense meaningless. How about games?
  • What about them? You play Zelda? Some tetris? Other? What do you do but point and click like in gazzilion other games – yet we can say this game is such and such, a difference that feels different?
  • Each game you need to Think different. That is the materiality that differentiates. Yes.. And with languages, do we not think different?
  • What's the difference when I ask for bread to someone else's request for a same thing? How about breathing?
  • Breathing? Is your breathing meaningless?
  • Perhaps.. It's just breathing. Yet without it, how all of You will have frictions and intervals with someone like all-of-me?

..and here is when this very text fails. it folds like a crashed wave in an ocean universe from waves crashedness. Yet, is that's it's own being matter's physicality?

The crash? Made by an attempt to grasp, capture, explain, make-something-clear, hence own that very It, that very sensation while claiming such sensations from intervals are physicalities, have their own lives! How can one capture other's life without harming? Without being violent to the point of compelling that other to become that which it never was, nor will – unless being forced?

Yet what is there to be done? You have noticed a sound, the sound noticed you, they noticed a word, the word noticed them. There are encounters – should they be ignored? As if never occurred so no one gets captured? Indeed, with a word, wouldn't it want to be captured? made to be compelled by humans – else how a word might be?

Yes, can be. However, what happens to you when compelling another? Like compelling a word such as an Apple to mean a fruit in general, or something with a biblical reference. What happens through such compulsion comes clear when Apple is claimed to have nothing with fruits, the bible or both. Suddenly the coercion and ownership upon the sound Apple – comes into question. Suddenly that sound owns you too – and the connection becomes mutually violent.

  • this can go on and on.. might need to be expanded..

However, for now, I think it is clear that there is some problem, crisis by both attempting to be one's self and introduce stuff – and doing such introductions, offers – in ways that fail to compel the other, another and one's self.

The only way i can currently perceive moving with such sensations is that in-fact we have a language. eg This text, to be an offer that has a chance to fail brutalising us – should be a language in and on and of and from and by and through it's own – be it written in english or some such ;)


from vamp

Yeah, see, blogging? It's just not a thing I do anymore. I don't have anything important to say to the world, I don't give a shit about 'creating content' (unless it's fic, and that already has a home), and I'm certainly not keen on chronicling the details of my boring life.

When I do blog, I'm likely to be whining about something or another, or just putting out a general 'oh btw, I've been poking at such and such this week'.

And that kind of thing will be few and far between.

So I've decided that this right here is absolutely all I need. I don't wanna be tracking comments or 'targeting an audience' or any of that shit (totally fine for some, not for me), and I don't have to do that here. Yay!

So, um. Yeah. I'm officially designating this My Blog, so I can put the proper links in the proper places and such. If you're so inclined, it can be followed on Mastodon by simply copy-pasting my URL (the full url, none of this tumblr-esque calling a username a URL bollocks) into the search box, and hitting follow.

Follows only go one way here, the platform is not set up to follow back (I like that) and there's also no way I can reply to comments on mastodon from this account (nor do I get any kind of notification). I can, however, reply from my actual mastodon account, so if you want me to see your comment, mention me @vamp@fandom.ink.


from notes?

a picture? sunlight on a twig outside (my) window with a reflection of (my morning) cup of coffee. a brown-red chested bird comes to stand on the twig and on the window this looks like the bird was on top of the cup.

a text? This morning, i noticed sunlight on a twig outside my window – with a reflection of my morning cup of coffee. a brown-red chested bird come to stand on the twig and on the window this looked like the bird was on top of the cup.

?{ one could have grubbed a rough picture could have done a grabby word jot yet done a mental screech to recall gut a captured journey bit with flowing morning wilderness in bowing storm an unwindyness }?

{{ 6 1 6 1 6 1 6 1 6 1 }}?


from texts?

some frictions take a long encounter other frictions have no time?

2-2 2-2 3?

(2 2) (2 2) 3?

{ – –|– – – –|– – – – –? }*

/|/ /|/ \ ?

(– – – –) (– – – –) – – –?

(/ /) (/ /) \ ?

friction some a take encounter long friction others has time no?

(2) (2) 2 2 (3) ?


**{these abstractions prove a need for a new approach.}

*{} required since else the app takes 1st – as a bullet point?

** 2nd verse shows the mistake in the 1st abstraction cluster, the lack of attention to the intervals between the words. eg (2-2) or (2 2) or (– – – –) tells us nothing about the interval between the two 2s. we got an abstraction, not a ready abstract.