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ziq OP wrote

Should I be offended or flattered that they directly rip off my essay (even reading from it at certain points) without crediting me?

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ziq OP wrote

Nah I'm offended. It's lifting from my essay word for word and profiting from it, they should link to it.

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fortifiedmischief wrote

stunning imagery. I think my main qualm with anonymity is that it prevents a good back and forth discussion after something is published. The author is almost just protected from having to interact with the effect of their work. I've often wanted clarification or wanted to share criticism but when people use aliases or go full ANON then the conversation is pretty much impossible to have.

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ziq OP wrote

with me it's just about finding more essays by an author i enjoy. without a name, their essays get lost in the void. the person who wrote desert could have 100 other essays that no one has read because the right people didn't happen to read them and recommend them to others and have those essays build up a rep. there are probably thousands of essays on the library credited to anonymous and i'm not going to read any of them unless other people are talking about them

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ziq OP wrote

but then why release it to the world? if you're writing for yourself? JD Salinger didn't let anyone read his novels after the reactions to catcher irked him

Salinger continued to write in a disciplined fashion, a few hours every morning. According to Maynard, by 1972 he had completed two new novels.[104][105] In a 1974 interview with The New York Times, he said, "There is a marvelous peace in not publishing ... I like to write. I love to write. But I write just for myself and my own pleasure."[106] According to Maynard, he saw publication as "a damned interruption".[107] In her memoir, Margaret Salinger describes the detailed filing system her father had for his unpublished manuscripts: "A red mark meant, if I die before I finish my work, publish this 'as is,' blue meant publish but edit first, and so on."[108] A neighbor said that Salinger told him that he had written 15 unpublished novels.[109]

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ziq OP wrote

personally i write to taunt people, so i guess i could write anonymously and still do that. but the vitriol i evoke wouldn't be nearly as concentrated or enjoyable

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ziq OP wrote (edited )

just the idea that pissy little shits obsessively hate-read everything i say is enough to complete me

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fortifiedmischief wrote

seems a bit sad... How about this alternative :: write whatever you want, however you want, with a keen appreciation for whoever might be on the other side of your text and then UNLEASH all your pure and unadulterated thoughts without apology and brace yourself for the most beautiful collision!! I love to see how my work is received and i LOVE the kinds of questions people have... why would I fear these things?

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ChaosAnarchy wrote

honestly I just find it great that a somewhat "bigger" Anarchist YouTuber does such great videos. The "others" (non-anarchist) always just use hearsay as theory instead of reading it. Andrewism seems like a fresh breath of air.

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ziq OP wrote

Sure. but if i wrote an essay that just repeated all the points and even entire sentences directly from someone else's essay without citing them, and ended it with 'please send me money for my work', I'd catch so much shit.

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AnarcheAmor wrote (edited )

Every time someone cites you they get shit on though. Andrew played it smart and let your criticisms be voiced without the redditor crowd going full deplatform mode after seeing your name.

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ziq OP wrote (edited )

can we stop pretending anyone can get cancelled for being associated with me

im not a deeply problematic person

i live alone in the woods with my cats, take photos of wildflowers and troll privileged settlers on the internet

im probably the least problematic person you know

i just rub leftists the wrong way because i won't conform to their (neurotypical, colonialist, racist, workerist, authoritarian) standards and constantly gnaw at everything until it breaks open

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ziq OP wrote (edited )

afraid of geolocation shit. apparently even media outlets can pinpoint an exact location based on a landscape

they do it all the time to determine if e.g. photos of corpses were taken in a Ukrainian village

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AnarcheAmor wrote

The issue isn't that you're a problematic person but rather your politics and online activity are points of contention that draws negativity merely by mentioning your name simply because you have a group of people dedicated to seeing your name dragged the moment it pops up.

This is a long way of saying that you yourself aren't the issue but the people who don't like you are.

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