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Here's an operating statement for this blog, cause I feel the need to say it today.

I am not afraid to be wrong. I am not afraid to be questioned. I am not afraid to change my mind when someone points out something reasoned and intelligent at me that I, in my stupidity, did not think of. This blog is, essentially, a raw processor of ideas and thoughts, and as such, they come out half formed, deformed, and just fine. There's a nice mix. But this blog, it's not going to be filled with posts where I spend hours upon hours refining arguments. It's a blog. It's runs on energy and thoughts and the speed they come together, and if it occasionally sounds like I'm a contradiction, that I'm a fuck up, that I know what I'm on about, that I'm passionate, that I'm apathetic, then, hey, you know what what, good.

Also, I like the swear words. The swear words are staying. You got a problem with that, it's time to go.


(Imaginary Jesus: Does that mean we have to go?

Free Loading Alien: What happens when that dude VanderMeer and his evil psyche pet realise you're ripping 'em off? Dontcha even give a shit bout originality anymore?

Imaginary Jesus: Is he polishing a gun?)

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shawn_scarber
Dec. 8th, 2005 10:53 pm (UTC)
Ideas are fun. They're even more fun when we let them out in the backyard to run and play. Granted, they might piss on each other from time to time, but such is the nature of ideas.
benpeek
Dec. 8th, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC)
ideas only hurt people who can't see other ideas, really. so ideas must run and run and run. and so forth.
kazzibee
Dec. 8th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)

benpeek
Dec. 8th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
you sure do love that site though :)
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shadowsandice
Dec. 9th, 2005 12:13 am (UTC)
Yah...someone once told me to cut down the swearing and angsting in my blog, because it was a great pr tool.

'cept I'm not using it as a pr tool, which they didn't seem to get.
benpeek
Dec. 9th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
well, mine is a pr tool, and i'm happy for it to be filled with my swear words. the angst quota is very little--with the exception of recently, i've managed to slide through three years of blogging without anything like that. but most people seemed cool on it, y'know?

i'm sure a few didn't, however, but whatever.

i haven't read yours for a while, btw. i'm detoxing on blogsphere noise. everything cool?
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kazzibee
Dec. 9th, 2005 12:13 am (UTC)
just looked at shane c's journal entry. hmmmmm just looks like someone is feeling temporarily guilty to me. i'm sure he'll get over it!
benpeek
Dec. 9th, 2005 12:20 am (UTC)
i'm not much fussed if he does or doesn't. i don't know him. but the depression comment irked me and showed him and his email buddy as a pair that clearly have no idea. which is why i put the link in. but he's titled to his opinion, so i took it out about ten minutes later.
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ex_benpayne119
Dec. 9th, 2005 07:25 am (UTC)
Sounds pretty much what my definition of a blog is... definitely a place for percolating ideas, a mishmash of thoughts and arguments, rather than a place of end-products and refined statements.

benpeek
Dec. 10th, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
sometimes it's good just to restate that every now and then, i find. specially here, where the audience appears to have jumped since world con, oddly enough.
mevennen
Dec. 9th, 2005 12:11 pm (UTC)
Shit, you've just reminded me that actually I HAVE STOLEN one of Jeff's little green alien babies. He gave it to me to take somewhere and photograph it and I have never managed to give it back. Or, indeed, send him any photos, though Alien Baby has now been to Uzbekistan, Siberia, the Kremlin and the Gobi Desert.

Oh bugger. I suppose I should apologise.
benpeek
Dec. 10th, 2005 04:02 am (UTC)
i think you should cut up parts of the alien baby and send them back in small pieces. perhaps photographed in different countries.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 9th, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC)
Give that Alien Baby Back!
Yes--give that alien baby back!

As for the stealing--if you have an invisible Jesus following you around, how is that ripping off my Evil Monkey, who is all too visible? LOL.

JeffV
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Re: Give that Alien Baby Back! - benpeek - Dec. 10th, 2005 04:04 am (UTC) - Expand
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mevennen
Dec. 9th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, Jeff! I have failed you.

Oh, and Alien Baby has moved to Glastonbury, by the way.
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