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20 August 2010 @ 03:00 pm
Strangers Among Us  
A generation has grown up without knowledge of true solace. Electronic boxes buzz in their ears with the voices of their friends, always available. Always. Their dramas are immediate and acute, their romances as fleeting and delicate as damselflies. Their stories are plotwise dance music; scene-to-scene, they bounce through wafer-thin dialogs...little conversations are they. What blindly heaving dinosaurs we must seem to them. We're not blind, but their sight has passed into the ultraviolet, where only insects with multi-faceted eyes can tell the flowers apart.
 
 
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subdermalsubdermal on August 20th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
I'm assuming that's yours? Very poignant.

>Their dramas are immediate and acute,
As the father of a teenaged daughter, I can attest to this.
rogerdrrogerdr on August 20th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm not sure what I meant by "flowers" at the end, since I was talking about hot bee-on-bee action. Perhaps the mesmerizing variety of things that people can buy, from food to cars to software apps. I thought my generation was addicted to material things back in the `80s. I didn't know shit compared to this. Some days, when I have extra money in my bank, I feel like Dorothy walking out of her sepia farmhouse into Oz.

Edited at 2010-08-20 09:22 pm (UTC)
subdermalsubdermal on August 20th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
>Thanks. I'm not sure what I meant by "flowers" at the end, since I was talking about hot bee-on-bee action

Heh. I assumed you were talking about the fleeting romances and the resultant dramas. But the vast array of nearly-indistinguishable consumer trinkets also works :D
Laura Bmajortom_thecat on August 22nd, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
Have you seen things like this? http://secondlife.com/shop/ I can't imagine.
rogerdrrogerdr on August 22nd, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
I hadn't seen 2L shopping sites, but I guess it was inevitable. I made a passable Harley there in my day, which could have made some coin. I'm not above exploiting society for my own gains. I'm just not fast enough to keep up with it. In most senses, no one is. Bill Gates got ahead in money, but he's not a beloved net celebrity or the king of online art. Perhaps I'm the future most critically acclaimed net author. I doubt it, but I'd consider that better than being a hated OS billionaire. Wait, what am I saying?
Laura Bmajortom_thecat on August 22nd, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
Very nice!
rogerdrrogerdr on August 22nd, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Thank you.