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Graduated from Uni last month so this is definitely hitting home

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At first I thought this was another photo competition and I was going to comment: “he didn’t deserve this.”

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Hail Satan, Sir! "If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you."

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Beautiful.

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Very cool Chuck..I will keep this for the sake of memory..

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I still can't decide (at 50) between writing and visual art. Every time I decide to commit to one, I immediately realize I can't live without the other. I guess I'll just have to work twice as hard (and treasure every minute of it).

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“a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy”

That bit is perfect.

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Aug 24, 2023Liked by Chuck Palahniuk

Reminds me of a Jack London quote:

"I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."

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Curious about the artisan ditch digging. Sounds like a good story behind that one.

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Survivor!

Chuck, what was the other thing? Tied between writing and what?

Five, six years ago, in college I set down fiction in favor of poetry. Back then, when I did poetry readings, it immediately attracted people to me. Fiction made people not want to share space with me.

I got hooked on poetry as a gimmick to buy love, but when it stopped working I went back to fiction.

As an experiment, I've been applying Minimalism to poetry and it works shockingly well.

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I’ve got a quote on the lockscreen of my phone that says, “The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” Probably sounds familiar. 😉

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Have you heard of the carnivore cult where they take warm shots of bacon grease for communion?

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Why do you think that some people find community, and others never do? Our screwy culture is the root of it, but some people still figure it out.

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I believe people can acquire near mastery-level ability in several crafts, but the prerequisites are out of reach for most, and the majority would not want to or be able to cope with the level of isolation involved.

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George Bernard Shaw? I fucked him. Ohh!

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