my first day to myself in over two weeks.
It's like being let out of the padded cell of solitary confinement, for a little while.
Yesterday I was told by a manager that it's time to look for meaning in my life outside of work. It's the most useful (as in "real") advice anyone has given me in nearly 6 years.
No BS about careers, or advancement, which isn't happening anyway.
Just be you.
Don't play the game any more.

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Book review, self promotion, against creativity 

Just spent five minutes before the maelstrom hell of work begins, staring out at the palm trees waving against a clear blue summer sky, traces of John Lennon murmuring in my ears, imagining just for a moment what it would be like to not have a care in the world...

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/sigh I still wish there was an edit function. Sometimes (ha) I’ll end up sounding less articulate than I’d like, but I don’t think my ramblings here are important enough to delete & repost a thing just to get it “perfect”.
Small victories over the inner editor-assassin, maybe.

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a bird pe
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top of an
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an old c
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now to figure out the online diary (“blog” is the wrong word, I’m sure of it).

I will probably use write.as since I find Wordpress induces a level of technical despair that is anathema to expression... but a part of me really misses diaryland, heh

There’s something really satisfying about making an old school website: all the artificial lines between art&science dissolve. I start to feel I have a right to exist, beyond how&what all the 1D marketing parasites tell us we have to do.

And anywho, this hypertext dream was mine first.

the only thing that makes it a little better is I'm not the *only* person to (prefer to) pronounce it my way.

it's 2020; maybe I could start a petition or something.

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Just found out my favourite [known] word in all the English language is pronounced completely differently to what I previously expected and my entire worldview is just shaken.

In other news, I wonder if the stage fright I get whenever I post here will ever go away?

{like the Little Prince, I still (always) love sunsets...}

tonight’s sky is vaporwave alienation;
pastel purple and orange with a glowing sliver of moon
&me melting into the summer sidewalk
an unreality washing over everything.

I don’t even bother reaching for my camera. It’s the kind of sky I wish we could capture and share Strange Days style, direct from the source...

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The artist feels schadenfreude. What he needed to do was overcome the obsolescence of purpose. As you can see the artist has realised his ambition to terrify.

I miss the fun of being around people who create stuff because they're really into it. And I've really missed being one of those people myself.

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(to paraphrase something I said on dreamwidth.org) I don't really know if this is a new year's resolution, so much as a decision that just happens to coincide with the new year, but in an effort to "be the change I want to see in the world" I will be taking everything I do away from mainstream platforms and channelling all my creative energies into my own websites and indie avenues. Like this one.


I’m Vixen Phillips aka lilli, and I write dark& lyrical stories, experimental fiction, and computer generated poetry and code. Here to party like it’s 1999//web 1.0 xx

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