l_blissett
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My self-summary
Dear someone reading in the shaaadooow,
I only write to you sometimes
and though I express myself in riddles
it is clearer in my mind
clearer in my mind.
[borrowed from Регина Ильинична Спектор]

As Anita Brookner puts it, sometimes I feel I would give my entire output of words, past, present, and to come, in exchange for easier access to the world, for permission to state 'I hurt' or 'I hate' or 'I want'. Or, indeed, 'Look at me'.

(I am not hiding, but I don't like having personal information publicly available on the Internet. Write me your favourite quote/verse/song lyric and I will reply with a public dropbox link of a picture from the front.)
What I’m doing with my life
I try to live according to some values which are well summarized by Foucault's preface to Anti-Oedipus:

[Full text in English]:

· Free political action from all unitary and totalizing paranoia.
· Develop action, thought, and desires by proliferation, juxtaposition, and disjunction, and not by subdivision and pyramidal hierarchization.
· Withdraw allegiance from the old categories of the Negative (law, limit, castration, lack, lacuna), which Western thought has so long held sacred as a form of power and an access to reality. Prefer what is positive and multiple, difference over uniformity, flows over unities, mobile arrangements over systems. Believe that what is productive is not sedentary but nomadic.
· Do not think that one has to be sad in order to be militant, even though the thing one is fighting is abominable. It is the connection of desire to reality (and not its retreat into the forms of representation) that possesses revolutionary force.
· Do not use thought to ground a political practice in Truth; nor political action to discredit, as mere speculation, a line of thought. Use political practice as an intensifier of thought, and analysis as a multiplier of the forms and domains for the intervention of political action.
· Do not demand of politics that it restore the "rights" of the individual, as philosophy has defined them. The individual is the product of power. What is needed is to "de-individualize" by means of multiplication and displacement, diverse combinations. The group must not be the organic bond uniting hierarchized individuals, but a constant generator of de-individualization.
· Do not become enamored of power.

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(Did Bradbury live enough to see his dystopia come partially true?)

He clenched the book in his fists.
Trumpets blared.
"Denham's Dentrifice."
Shut up, thought Montag. Consider the lilies of the field.
"Denham's Dentifrice."
They toil not-
"Denham's--"
Consider the lilies of the field, shut up, shut up.
"Dentifrice ! "
He tore the book open and flicked the pages and felt them as if he were blind, he
picked at the shape of the individual letters, not blinking.
"Denham's. Spelled : D-E.N "
They toil not, neither do they . . .
A fierce whisper of hot sand through empty sieve.
"Denham's does it!"
Consider the lilies, the lilies, the lilies...
"Denham's dental detergent."
"Shut up, shut up, shut up!"
I’m really good at
Daydreaming. I wish I could make a living out of it, and live like 'the lilies of the field'. Since I can't, lately my life is absorbed by work, my daydreaming is almost non-existent, and it all doesn't feel right.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
AnnaKar[en]inaGodardTarkovskyBaChopinMúmSacherTorte

(visit the links, they are nice, I have also updated those which had become invalid)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
1. What can I know?
2. What ought I to do?
3. What may I hope?
4. Can I find a walk through my hometown that would cross each of its seven bridges once and only once?(NO!)
5. None of the above.
6. All of the above (including 5).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I pretend to be a member of the Bavarian Illuminati, but I am actually a double agent for Erisians.

I use LaTeX for non-sexual purposes but with the same kind of obsessive-masochist attitude.
You should message me if
I have met a few people (friends, partners, correspondents...) here in the past and I am open to meeting new ones. As someone here wrote in their profile: "what is dating?"; I am not sure either, hence "looking for: 'new friends'". Let us go to a park, sit on a bench, share random thoughts, eat apples, read books, build a kite and fly it.

(You might wonder why in my "I'm looking for" section I specified "Women" if it's also about friendship. It used to be "Everybody", but I was tired to receive "dude I am not gay" replies.

And in general my thinking and my communication tend to be very personal, existential and based on emotions. And it seems not to always work well with "Everybody".)

You could write me for instance if (but not only if):

The joke told by the Sphynx makes you laugh.

This symposium by Carl Rogers and Skinner makes you laugh and think and you'd like to discuss it (I can send you the full text if you want).

You would like to share your opinion about my profile (do you think it is... boring? confusing? too dense? too sparse? compelling?).

You would like to write me your favourite quote/verse/song lyric (and I will etc -- see above).
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