Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit, all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.

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  • Me: PMMM had smushed my feelings into a paste of despair, baked it into cookies then fed those said despair cookies to orphans. Who have bad headcolds.
  • Sis: Why aren't you a writer?
A list of stuff I like: ELO's Time album, Goldie Hawn films, the game Yume Nikki, Of Montreal, zines, everything Chris Morris has ever done, puppetry, delicious veggie food, Pokemon, garish and kitchy prints, riding crops, Judge Judy snarking at people, hikkimori bedrooms, tonkatsu sauce, American Dad, writing smut, embroidery and any clothing with cats on.

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