I'm Increasingly Resistant to New Things

luka

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How we are tweaked and pinched and pulled and shaped by the responses we receive and by the responses we anticipate receiving. Locked into these teaching machines, something within us very, very alert to praise and scolding
 

luka

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I love watching people's gaits. I wrote a brilliant thing for Edmund on how to write a novel but he chucked it in the bin and I don't have a copy. I'm sure it included gaits in it.
 

luka

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Parade of idiots file past the grimy window.

Because you're just sitting there watching them file past the comparison of one to the other, the comic variety of people is laid bare. How funny it is to see a fat one followed by a thin one, these hilarious variations on the basic form.
 

woops

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I love watching people's gaits. I wrote a brilliant thing for Edmund on how to write a novel but he chucked it in the bin and I don't have a copy. I'm sure it included gaits in it.
actually it's on file in my archive (large parts of which do resemble a bin i'm sure) like all the writing of yours i can get my hands on
 

luka

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It was very inspired by watching the idiots file past. Such an educational activity.
 

craner

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she talked about "an overpreening of the image"
My girlfriend was watching the new version of Emma on Netflix the other day, and I had exactly the same thought (actually more of a loud and constant complaint, to her irritation): the visuals and editing were so preened. It was not artistically original in any way because like all of these Austen adaptations it was precisely recycling the template set by the production team on the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice, except that it used all the ultra-clipped modern editing techniques and ultra-detailed computer-edited visuals to create this almost hallucinogenic simulacrum of Regency England. It was fucking horrible.
 
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luka

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What does clipped mean? I should watch more telly but I don't have a telly
 
From the perspective of two poets sitting by a river in london looking at tourists and young professionals on their lunch, posers in active wear, everyone looks like idiots, easy to spot the similarities, the cliches, the walking patterns and how they stream along like herded cows

now imagine the instagram stories of those people that day, the tourists, the young woman going for a run along southbank
 

luka

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Well that's the other thing we see. How the Instagram shot is set up and the work it involves and how seriously it's taken
 

luka

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It can feel very sad to see it if it's a one man or woman operation. It can feel painfully lonely. Anguish.
 
Yes it’s painful. And shocking when people do it unselfconsciously, crazed fake smiles. Makes me shudder
 
do you ever walk through the graffiti tunnel through to lower marsh / leake street? prime spot for moody urban shots for dating profiles and music videos
 
It’s probably not there now but if things pick back up make sure to get yourself a £3.50 falafel wrap from the stall at the end near the co-op
 
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