Guided By Voices
I Am a Scientist
Bee Thousand (1994)
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand this will be the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th last thing I post on this blog before I stop posting on it ALTOGETHER. Though I won’t deactivate it. I’ll explain now, I guess.
Tumblr is more or less the epitome of Web-2.0-as-vehicle-for-diminishing-returns for me lately. Yes, even more than Twitter. AND RYM, which actually is still quite useful. And I’m kinda tired of blogging the same ole same ole political commentary this pop culture that. But! But But BUUUUUUUUT…
I will be making a new tumblr, titled The Menger Loofah; a somewhat trite and wholly contrived play on the fractal known as the Menger sponge and loofah sponges. (Also I want to write the speculative fiction story about sponges that will hopefully come even a higgs boson close to being as canonical about them as Watership Down has been for rabbits and hares. A girl can dream, can’t she?)*
It will be the vehicle through which I promote my new YouTube show I’m trying out, also called The Menger Loofah. You can reach me at my newly established e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org. On this show, I will talk about a variety of interests and passions of mine (ranging from quantum physics to Southern rap to curried noodles to Paul Cezanne to science fiction to how David Bowie can’t possibly hope to stop being drop dead gorgeous) which I hope will be enlightening and not just esoteric, as well as vlogging about my personal life.
This latter part will mostly start out focusing on my transition and “adventures” through the trials and tribulations of trans identities becoming more and more accepted by the rest of the queer community as I struggle more and more to resist assimilation by the various layers of the “mainstream” while also finding certain niches therein in which to nestle.
The new tumblr will mostly consist of the episode of whatever period they come out, but will also feature an ask box so that all y’all tumblrfolk can have a leg up on the content of future episodes that YouTube-only people won’t.
Keep being awesome people and I hope you enjoy my new blog and show and hopefully I will either stop being so obnoxiously narcissistic or it will eventually take on a genuinely endearing tone. Hugs and kisses (blown, french, sloppy, Hershey’s, whatever floats your boat) to all!
*also, major digression, but in my first experience with ketamine I felt at certain points as though my mind had taken the form of an infinitely dense menger sponge that I zoomed through without actually seeing any of it