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hm.

it's been a while since i've had the urge to write an LJ entry but wasn't sure what i wanted to write about.

there's certainly a lot *to* write about. willamette has been occupying my life, and there's been a lot going on there from all ends of the spectrum. but i think that being at willamette for such a long period of time during the day makes me not want to talk about it during times when i can relax my brain from it.

*ponders*

oh. i know what i can do. *goes to work on something*

okay.

not too long ago, i mentioned to dyaus7 in passing the concept of synchronicity. he didn't know what it was, and so i told him that when i had more time, i'd show him the short story i wrote a couple of years ago that dealt with it all.

the Miriam-Webster dictionary definition of synchronicity is:

... 2. the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality... used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung

in a creative writing class i took at the UofO three years ago, one of the silly exercises we had to do was to take this sentence and fill in the blanks:

The first time [person] heard the song [song], [person] was at [place], and [person] was [action].

the typical thing to do with that kind of exercise seemed dumb to me... sure, i could come up with something like "the first time jane heard the song "i will always love you", she was at my house, and she was crying," but i was lookng to do something different, something atypical.

my version of the sentence was, "the first time Jennifer heard the song 'rustic raver' by Squarepusher, David was at the memorial service, and we were having sex."

i don't remember if i was already thinking about a story about synchronicity when i thought about that sentence or if the sentence was a random thing that popped in my brain. i think it was the latter. Regardless, somehow the sentence inspired me to write this Super Fucked Up Non-Linear short story - a story that half of the creative writing class hated, and the other half thought was absolutely brilliant.

for those that are interested in reading it, i PDFed it. it can be found at the following link:

http://www.darknote.org/april.pdf edit: i'm experiencing technical difficulties with this... won't get a chance to work on it until tonight. sorry... i'll post again when it's workin'.

getting up in six and a half hours for another 12 hour day. yummy.

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truthmonkey42
Aug. 25th, 2004 06:00 am (UTC)
hrm...
15 pages of blank pdf'dness... by my browser anyway.
I'd certainly classify that as fucked up and non-linear :)

--T42
lifeofmendel
Aug. 25th, 2004 06:59 am (UTC)
Re: hrm...
oh blah. *goes to try to quick fix it*
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