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No writer ever becomes great until they’ve been greatly hurt.
« on: November 30, 2018, 09:22:41 AM »

That's a quote from Hemmingway and it's probably true. That's one of the main reasons why I took up drinking and have maed a lifestyle from it. But what do you do? How do you channel the right amount of misery to inform your art with greatness?
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Re: No writer ever becomes great until they’ve been greatly hurt.
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 05:37:02 PM »

there's probably a wiki page for great writers who had to suffer for their art.

I personally tried to take the next step by cutting off my dick to channel greatness but there was no detectable before and after, unless you're counting my RADICALLY altered wanking technique.

Updike had severe psoriasis. Used to sun himself in the dunes for hours. Then he'd undo all that frenetic UV treatment by scoffing a mountain of SHELLFISH, now seen as one of the nightshades for the condition along with tomatoes and potatoes. I am a WEALTH of fascinating information. Wild fun at parties. And then I show them my psoriasis.

Katherine Mansfield had the syph I think.

Shakespeare had inoperable brain cancer for the duration of his life. The condition remained undetected even after his death due to the rudimentary scientific options available at the time.

Wordsworth lost his prosthetic cock up Coleridge's arse and, over time, the distended appendage became horribly infected. Coleridge channeled this butthurt, literally, by purposefully sitting down directly on the point of Wordsworth's distended cock to write The Rhyme of The Ancient Mariner.
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Re: No writer ever becomes great until they’ve been greatly hurt.
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 09:26:53 AM »

I put a piece of broken glass in my shoe this morning and I've been walking around with it all day. It's no coincidence that I've been adding some of the most brilliant prose that's ever come from my mind to the notepad in my phone. Thank you broken glass.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 05:10:23 PM »

I put a piece of broken glass in my shoe this morning and I've been walking around with it all day. It's no coincidence that I've been adding some of the most brilliant prose that's ever come from my mind to the notepad in my phone. Thank you broken glass.

Yes, I did notice that the lettering of your posts did appear particularly sharp today. Not that it was blurred on other days, mind you. Just noticeably sharper today. Particularly around the sharper letters, such as the capital "A" and what have you.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 09:16:32 AM »

Verily, the muse hast plunged his aroused arrow into my glistening, non-euclidean, bare heart.
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 05:38:16 PM »

Verily, the muse hast plunged his aroused arrow into my glistening, non-euclidean, bare heart.

I was sure the last word was going to be "vag" there.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 11:41:01 AM »

I'm about to chug a bottle of vodka guys. thanks for the mamories.
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2019, 12:06:36 PM »

I'm about to chug a bottle of vodka guys. thanks for the mamories.
Make sure to fall on your computer, squire.

To channel your art.
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 01:17:37 PM »

To channel your art.

I misread this as "channel your fart," which would have been good advice seeing as how I blackout shit my pants.
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 04:45:49 PM »

Fun fact:
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The epistimiological genesis of the word "chart" was as an abbreviated amalgam of the words "channel" and "art"

This lends credence to the belief that early explorers mapping charts were largely the product of frustrated artists who had been drinking heavily.
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2019, 08:12:34 AM »

Interesting. Are you aware of the etymological origins of the word "fart?" In renaicansse times, among the peasantry who could not afford musical instruments, flatulence was the only available means of creating music, and some of these people composed vast and interesting pieces, a lot of which were sadly never recorded. It was through this form of art that people would be chosen for musical apprenticeships, which usually led to some sort of gig in the royal court. Well because of the artistry surrounding the whole thing, that's how we go the word FART. Flatulence + art. You're welcome
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2019, 04:53:20 PM »

there's probably a wiki page for great writers who had to suffer for their art.

I personally tried to take the next step by cutting off my dick to channel greatness but there was no detectable before and after, unless you're counting my RADICALLY altered wanking technique.

Updike had severe psoriasis. Used to sun himself in the dunes for hours. Then he'd undo all that frenetic UV treatment by scoffing a mountain of SHELLFISH, now seen as one of the nightshades for the condition along with tomatoes and potatoes. I am a WEALTH of fascinating information. Wild fun at parties. And then I show them my psoriasis.

Katherine Mansfield had the syph I think.

Shakespeare had inoperable brain cancer for the duration of his life. The condition remained undetected even after his death due to the rudimentary scientific options available at the time.

Wordsworth lost his prosthetic cock up Coleridge's arse and, over time, the distended appendage became horribly infected. Coleridge channeled this butthurt, literally, by purposefully sitting down directly on the point of Wordsworth's distended cock to write The Rhyme of The Ancient Mariner.

you would enjoy the book POX
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2019, 02:14:33 PM »

there's probably a wiki page for great writers who had to suffer for their art.

I personally tried to take the next step by cutting off my dick to channel greatness but there was no detectable before and after, unless you're counting my RADICALLY altered wanking technique.

Updike had severe psoriasis. Used to sun himself in the dunes for hours. Then he'd undo all that frenetic UV treatment by scoffing a mountain of SHELLFISH, now seen as one of the nightshades for the condition along with tomatoes and potatoes. I am a WEALTH of fascinating information. Wild fun at parties. And then I show them my psoriasis.

Katherine Mansfield had the syph I think.

Shakespeare had inoperable brain cancer for the duration of his life. The condition remained undetected even after his death due to the rudimentary scientific options available at the time.

Wordsworth lost his prosthetic cock up Coleridge's arse and, over time, the distended appendage became horribly infected. Coleridge channeled this butthurt, literally, by purposefully sitting down directly on the point of Wordsworth's distended cock to write The Rhyme of The Ancient Mariner.

you would enjoy the book POX
Is it made up?
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Re: No writer ever becomes great until they’ve been greatly hurt.
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2019, 05:42:26 AM »

no, but if it was it was really good, i checked it out my local library in porter ranch, california
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2019, 04:17:33 AM »

porter ranch, california
had a google nosey; very swank! maybe a bit hot for my liking though. The annual 6 metres of snow here is a pain in the todger but ffs the summer, damnit I hate overheating.
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