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Read while at Victrola. [Jun. 8th, 2005|12:34 pm]
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[tyrven]
Art, I suppose, is only for beginners, or else for those resolute dead-enders, who have made up their minds to be content with the ersatz of Suchness, with symbols rather than with what they signify, with the elegantly composed recipe in lieu of the actual dinner.

- Aldous Huxley (from Doors of Perception)
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[User Picture]From: tyrven
2005-06-09 12:42 am (UTC)
Agreed. And, in fact, let's not even limit it to art. Any level of abstraction. This dialog, LiveJournal; it's a prime example. I value it, but it's a surrogate for real life.
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[User Picture]From: rakehell
2005-06-09 12:49 am (UTC)
I agree that lj is lame. Due to odd circumstances in my life, I am stuck in the burbs and work from home. In the past I was in school, worked meatspace jobs, or was living in big cities, where if I wanted social contact I could hang in a cafe and chat with real people. I really need to make the effort to drive into town more.
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[User Picture]From: tyrven
2005-06-09 01:22 am (UTC)
That's largely why I'm down here at victrola; it's nice to have people around and background noise while working. I don't know if being on the computer defeats that purpose; I suspect it does in part.
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[User Picture]From: rakehell
2005-06-09 01:29 am (UTC)
When I lived on Cap Hill I used to take a book and hang out at all the coffee shops. I miss that life.

It's scary how many people are on lj. I go to clubs and I recognize people from their icons.
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[User Picture]From: rakehell
2005-06-09 01:02 am (UTC)
btw, do you know poae and gmoryx IRL?
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[User Picture]From: tyrven
2005-06-09 01:23 am (UTC)
Nope. They are friends of friends. I always miss them at parties.
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[User Picture]From: rakehell
2005-06-09 01:11 am (UTC)

addendum

I happen to know them personally so I thought we might have mutual IRL friends.
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[User Picture]From: tyrven
2005-06-09 01:24 am (UTC)

Re: addendum

Small world! Or small town, as the case may be.
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