liminal_d wrote

Personally, I find positivity in no longer expecting family or friends to act in anyway meaningful towards change. No matter how much I love 'em, those fuckers are gonna be stuck until they're not.

The thing about anarchy is regardless of whether there are fascists, liberals, capitalists, tyrants, or whatever, I am constantly compelled to consider my own desires. There is plenty about this planet to enjoy and there are plenty of possibilities for forming relations in spite of all the bullshit impositions.

There is also one benefit to being an anarchist with all those whoppers around. That is, the unlimited capacity for joy in adventure, hostility and attack. I never tire in upsetting some arsehole toward firing a neuron... even those with relatively similar bloodlines.

This may all seem somewhat shallow and heartless. It's not that I am lacking empathy, only that I'll be damned if I'm gonna let them infect me with their acquiescence and pathologies.

I'm here one time only. I've got the privilege of seeing the inequities and having the ability to act upon the worlds. I'm not gonna save the world on my own, though I intend on enjoying myself in any endeavour I choose.

Oh, as a suggestion, perhaps try being smug. It won't win you popularity, but friends and relatives hate that shit in a way that's hard to ignore ;)


liminal_d wrote (edited )

I don't know if you're still harboring an interest in this; but if you do, I know there's an upcoming book by Fabien Schiedler (I suspect he may have Marxist sympathies as Zero Books is publishing) called 'The End of the Megamachine'. I have little idea what this book will include, though I believe it may include a friendly simile or two you might appreciate.

Just for the hell and opportunity of purging myself, my interest lies in discovering Fabien's reasoning and selection of pre-Capitalist systems of domination. I'm gonna try contacting him to see if his book is something I'd be interested in seeking out.


liminal_d wrote

I've successfully grown seed collected from shop bought produce. I'm in the UK, so don't know if there's a massive difference. I've grown squashes, pumpkins, tomatoes, peppers, chillies, dried beans, dried peas, coriander just off the top of my head. I know peppers generally need quite a long season, so I have to start them early. Some chillies I have to plant indoors before new year to get a ripe one before the weather turns.


liminal_d wrote (edited )

I've signed up to raddle just to answer this question :)

In my experience the lightest paper that isn't translucent is perfect. Remember the paper will dry to its dry colour. In my experience, the thinner stuff sticks wonderfully to the surface (the more textured the surface the better).

The lighter stuff I find I can position and hold with one hand and soak it to the surface in place. This saves too much mucking about and uses less wheatpaste. Other benefits of the lighter stuff are it dries quicker and its more difficult to remove. It's actually quite funny going back and seeing how committed your artistic adversaries were by how quickly they gave up trying to remove it.

You may find the lighter stuff may stretch a little if you move it about too much; this may be a concern for large pasteups where many sections are required, but not so much if the design isn't particularly intricate and can be overlayed or plugged-up.

By-the-by, as an addition I add a little tea tree oil to the pot to stop the old mold getting to grips as quick. And as has been mentioned already, whether light or heavy paper, using what you have to hand is always a good starting point.

Good luck and happy pasting.