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GrimWillow wrote (edited )

I feel like things are really becoming clearer in my life as I employ changes that I want to see with myself. This year I hope to do some more self care and make sure that I spend time doing the things that make me happy and have more focus on producing artwork.

I'm almost finished creating my website that can showcase all the random things I've been creating, which includes Anarchist comics, games, mods, poetry, and general illustration. I'm currently remaking the premise for the game "Into the Breach" to be something more...Anarchist, rather than all that hail corporations bullshit in it...It's such a shame, because it's an incredible strategic masterpiece. massive text mod on the way. Seems that I can change just about everything...except for any graphics and the words "Corporate HQ" to represent the HQ point on the map! Damn, not sure how to work that into an Anarchist premise...I'm thinking it's just called that by the inhabitants because it was stolen from the capitalists? Not sure...

Also working on Anarcho stickers for print on sticker paper. And I created a new forum called "Detournement", because nothing makes me happier than to see capitalist media transformed into Anarchist propaganda. :)

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noordinaryspider wrote

That looks great. :) I think I'm still too new to subscribe, but I'm looking forward to it further on down this road called "time".

Most of my involvement with anarchism has been afk, with a lot of supplemental reading online that probably didn't help much as far as any sort of dossier some government might have on me.

It wasn't so much that anyone "converted" me from wannabe communism and the values of a kid who woulda gone to Woodstock but I was only four as it was that the anarchists were kind to me when everybody else thought I was a piece of shit to be disposed of, so I listened to what they/you were saying and it made a lot of sense.

It's good to see drama settling down and issues being dealt with; please pardon my initial link dumpage and I look forward to settling into the community and getting to know people better in the coming days, weeks, months, whatever "time" thingy. :)

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Pop wrote

That's pretty sweet!
nice that you've managed to be creative

One thing about anarchy conversion; every time I think of 'conversion' I think of it like in the coercive sense, like has been done historically by many religious organisations for example

maybe a word already associated with people like us, like 'détournement' would be better?

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GrimWillow wrote (edited )

hmmm, interesting point. I suppose I liked it because I intend to rip it from capitalists, copyrights be damned...but I can see your point in such an association. I had been using the "convert" binary lots lately on my linux machine and it was the first thing I thought of because of it.

turning expressions of the capitalist system and its media culture against itself"[5]—as when slogans and logos are turned against their advertisers or the political status quo

I really like the word detournement, but it's a mouthfull...

edit: Ok, I changed the forum name to just that word. I like it's history.

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Pop wrote

coool. Also, if you just say f/detournement then people who aren't using onion raddle will be directed to the proper place :)

This is an exciting forum.

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GrimWillow wrote

Thanks! I'm hoping to make detournement a sexy thing! Too many times I see media so great in form that it makes me sad that all that work goes into instilling horrible values...

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raindropq wrote

i am currently converting a 6-pack of Rainier into total anarchic bliss

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GrimWillow wrote

and I'll convert this joint into more anarchic game modding...

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raindropq wrote

the conversation must continue

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GrimWillow wrote

hmm, ok, I just cleaned up around my space for a bit, and then played a round of "Into The Breach"...how about you? Still riding the bliss train?

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raindropq wrote

went to the beach, played with kids, working now. beer took the edge off but theres still tonight and tomorrow

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GrimWillow wrote

Well hope your work isn't too bad, otherwise I hope it's over quickly for ya. A beach sounds nice...

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raindropq wrote

thanks . its not too bad. yeah the beach is nice , like a TAZ :) enjoy the day!

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

Got back from my trip a week ago. Did a hundred miles and proud of myself for that, and met a wonderful girl. Still disappointed that I wasn't able to go farther, my buddy sprained his ankle pretty badly and I went on alone until I got sick a couple weeks later. Definitely want to carry less weight next time. I feel a lot more relaxed at least, I think I needed that time away from the internet and shitty people in general.

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buzz wrote

does anyone know how i can stop focusing on short term desires and sabotaging my long term goals. aaaaahhhhh have a nice day

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DaisyDisaster wrote

From someone also struggling with this: it helps to build habits and attempt to break old ones.

To break old habits that sabotage your long term goals, it helps to make it harder to do those habits in the first place. Place an obstacle between you and that thing, or just something that makes you think about what you're doing.

When you break an old habit, replace it with a new one. There are habit building apps for this, but I find them useless because I ironically don't get into the habit of using them.

What I did was get two white boards. One showed the days of the week where I planned my week out as far as the daily or weekly habits I wanted to do so I could keep up with how often I did them on a weekly basis. The other white board was just a regular blank whiteboard. I divided it into three sections: not done, in process, done. I wrote chores and habits on sticky notes and put them in the appropriate place on the board. This method lasted longer for me than any app I used because it created a more immediate sense of satisfaction when I got things done and motivation to keep them up on a short term basis.

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raindropq wrote

i think fulfillment of immediate desire would build onto the long-term purpose. how -do you find- are they separate or incompatible for you?