I don't seem to write as much when I'm happy. Maybe I should start drinking more.

Date: 2014-11-13 03:18 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] agnosis1975
HURR HURR HURR
>NOT A JOKE ;(

I like to think in the terms Heinlein used in "Stranger In A Strange Land" re jokes - as demonstrated by our hirsute cousins fighting, bullying, throwing shit, and generally behaving badly; comedy is built on a cornerstone of schadenfreude.

True about LSD. Best go find a way to be miserable and then write about it. It worked for Burroughs, albeit in no such sequential fashion.

I'm not so keen on the downers though. Some things are a bit too damn scary.
i've found that writing about happiness without sounding trite is tricky, but using maybe a build up to that point of happiness after being habitually disappointed is a sort of cathartic moment. check this video out of a very happy man after living off nearly nothing in the arctic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC8gJ0_9o4M

beckett

Date: 2014-11-20 08:32 pm (UTC)From: (Anonymous)
ever tried. ever failed.
drink more. fail better.

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