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Oct 20 2014

Had a rad time reading this weekend with Dolan Morgan at the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage in the Bronx. Many thanks to Matt Nelson and the Center for Fiction for having us. Cool event. Cool people.

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julietescoria:

Here is the 10th "video" for Black Cloud. It’s a moving picture book, aka a series of animated GIFs, that I made using NewHive.

For the full-screen version, go here.

Special thanks to Carabella Sands and Scott McClanahan for the help, and Heiko Julien, Matt Margo, Sean H. Doyle, Barclay Montrose, Juliana Grace, the Holler Boys, and vomt for the music.

It was run as the very last Sunday Service on HTMLGIANT, and is currently making the entire HTMLGIANT site sound of crickets, wind in the trees, and light road noise.

RIP HTMLGIANT :(

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Oct 15 2014
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Proof of a life being lived.

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Oct 13 2014
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Still channeling. Still open. Still here. 

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Oct 07 2014
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Oct 05 2014

Channeling. Only thing I know how to do. Stay gold.

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Oct 04 2014

camwyn:

spread-hope-inspire:

Saving dolphins is expected, but this guy saves a shark!!!
Thank you sir, for showing us there’s still some hope for humanity!

more amazing people«

I had a look at the original video and news articles about this. Apparently the man was fishing and accidentally hooked the great white shark, but cut it loose; then he realized the poor thing was beached. What you don’t see here is what’s possibly the most awesome part: he realized the shark still had his hook in its mouth and went to the effort of removing the hook.

From the mouth of a live, distressed great white shark.

Which he then got back into the water and set free.

His name’s Shane Cox, and he’s a pretty damn awesome Australian for that.

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Oct 02 2014
chelseahodson:

Inventory ends on October 19. Thanks to the Marina Abramovic Institute, and the Imagine Science Film Festival, I will read the project in its entirety on that day.
INVENTORY: UNDER OBJECTS UNDER OATH
Sunday, October 19, 2014
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Made in New York Media Center by IFP30 John StreetBrooklyn, NY 11201(DUMBO, Brooklyn)
In line with the festival theme of “time,” Imagine Science Film Festival is excited to co-host a long durational performance piece in collaboration with Marina Abramovic Institute. Inventory: Under Objects Under Oath is a long durational performance by writer Chelsea Hodson. Every day for 656 consecutive days, Hodson has used her blog to catalog, photograph, and write about every individual object she owns. On Sunday, October 19th, she will read the project in its entirety. The performance and its accompanying live stream will be presented by Marina Abramovic Institute in collaboration with Imagine Science Films.
See the official festival listing here.

chelseahodson:

Inventory ends on October 19. Thanks to the Marina Abramovic Institute, and the Imagine Science Film Festival, I will read the project in its entirety on that day.

INVENTORY: UNDER OBJECTS UNDER OATH

The Made in New York Media Center by IFP
30 John Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(DUMBO, Brooklyn)

In line with the festival theme of “time,” Imagine Science Film Festival is excited to co-host a long durational performance piece in collaboration with Marina Abramovic Institute. Inventory: Under Objects Under Oath is a long durational performance by writer Chelsea Hodson. Every day for 656 consecutive days, Hodson has used her blog to catalog, photograph, and write about every individual object she owns. On Sunday, October 19th, she will read the project in its entirety. The performance and its accompanying live stream will be presented by Marina Abramovic Institute in collaboration with Imagine Science Films.

See the official festival listing here.

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Oct 01 2014
Sep 30 2014

I saw the thing happening and knew the thing was happening and yet I could do nothing more than try to talk about the thing happening without naming the thing happening and now I am sitting here with all of these feelings and all of these words and I feel helpless even though all I want to do is fucking help and all I want to do is find some way to ensure safety and that at least one goddamn space would be free from the sexual violence of men.

I wanted to protect. I wanted to make a safer space. I wanted to weed out scum. I wanted to dig a moat and fill it with burning oil. I wanted heads on pikes. I wanted. I wanted.

I am not the solution. I am just one voice. I am just one person. I can only say what I feel needs to be said and try to maybe show/teach/learn but I am only one person and I am a person who’s methods might not line up with proper learning and I am a person who is sometimes misunderstood.

My fucking heart is shredded and nothing but chum after the last few days.

This awful, reprehensible, violent shit going down in a community I care a great deal about, to individuals who were basically just dipping their toes into the water, young women, young hearts and minds, is goddamn unacceptable and goddamn infuriating. Of course, my first instinct is violence. That is always my first instinct, always the thing I know, always the wolf solution. Violence is not the answer. Even if it is the answer I believe will be the answer that leaves a monster broken and bleeding.

A monster.

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Folded into the pain of witnessing what is happening to the women of a community when multiple instances of rape and coercion are coming to light is the automatic self-reflection/paranoia of being a man, an elder, and questioning one’s own behavior. Have I stepped over the line? Have I made lewd comments? Have I manipulated? Have I made uncomfortable? Did I miss cues? Did I see something and not say something? Have I been blind and deaf and dumb?

If you are not asking yourself these things, you are not being honest.

If you are not asking yourself these things, you are part of the problem.

If you are not asking yourself these things, you do not care about the well-being of others.

If you are not asking yourself these things, I don’t need you around.

You need to ask yourself these things.

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I understand the reality of what it must seem like to people elsewhere. A community—perceived or otherwise—torn apart by one individual and his acts of sexual violence and betrayal and manipulation probably doesn’t seem like a self-aware community.

This too, needs to change.

Open the door to discussion. Open the door to looking out for one another. Open the door to not being afraid to say something to someone.

Open the door.

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