The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

October 6, 2013


Hold on right there!

One second!

Hi! What's your name?

Well, Sick of Tricks and Repetition, let's get started! Let's
make a gender! That ok with you?

Oh well, let's get going!

What do you want to call this thing you're making?

Sick of Tricks and Repetition,
disgusts me; forget it! But anyway...

Well, we're breathless; give us some adjectives!
Place each one a separate line;
and type Control-d on a separate line when done:

Let lt !  = assassinate q=B0T=wounded~=BD=E8=AEt= mo "healed
/*sutured unending stuttered gnaw at emptiness, they are
defeated, disappear. be our primary descriptor!

Well, -mistreat-molest-mortal-wound-mutilate-chilblain-blow-
mole-morbid-growth already constructs soft trouble for us,
subverting the categories we take for granted. Beyond the
surface, But what is walking wounded. Among themselves said
simply did feel safe here, its type?

Do you feel your gender is close to [x] In any case, you must
contact me about this...

For 0 edgy days, I have already been in spry mourning!
And it has taken you just 0.133 minutes to make a gender!

=E6=: 130 SCARYour wounds .  dissolve in my urea:"torn heart"
/*unending wound, unsutured flux abandoned affect*/:"loved
/*abandonment the Jennifer-Julu hope*/:lt !  = assassinate
q=B0T=wounded~=BD=E8=AEt= mo "healed /*sutured unending
stuttered gnaw at emptiness, they are defeated, disappear.:to
country wound slowly with malice convert misery spread:naked
girl =theB5= q=wounded=E1= ruined A:q=woman DC=wounded~=BD=E8
GOOD BETTER murde:What's red white black all over? Ju33lu% echo
"wounds theory never heal" >> :Ju29lu% "writers bravely take
their but footnotes prevail" Ju20lu% "writing from a distance
arms trenches wounded" final letter. #####################will
eyes, basking surface. :starvation, arousal (it is not
negative), wounding, cessation, narcissistic (self-devouring
substantiation body) appears \ (wounded blue heron subtropical
emanation)\ hempen soft foot; jewels mirror hung :++++++, +++ or
resistant every way down - although information which may carry
scars, wounds, virality, :waning mind consumed body lesions
(messy suture / unhealing wound) stretched among ontologies.
what action" 165 16:38 "missing" 167 "killed 169 16:39 "wounded
:boyBY boy=:transforms into Alan's double (synonymous here
_both_:walking wounded. Among themselves said simply did feel
safe:HELP THE BURNED child,:Nikuko: wind. Bead-worlds strung on
wound-threads, many thousand:nude =F8= C9=hystericx: ,=theB5= A=
#:too murdered show Facebook profile picture WWI:CAN YOU GUYS
like total make it gotta love em sheila hatehide; conceal;
Grandma hid Eighth Route Army man her:[12:20] You: Guernica was
I think responses were staying. He wasn't sure had caused
mysterious Into lives. am inconceivable interior an open wound;
everything nipples; devour one, then other them, size bombing.
And carrying those constructing Well, since I've been residency
deals pain, read. If you go silent. wounding world. Nikuko
speaks: for nine. Is function. saving Give repetition after
:always throat; The Last Page page, begging ruin El.:existents
Nothing's Nikuko's woundatar's emanants inchoate disinvested
:exoteric cumbus objecthood :tumescent, nearing ORGASM, poets
seeking heart cry ATE1Q0V1X4 &C1&D2 S7=60 S11=55 S0=0 delirious
nomic level. So that there gap, space flesh,:foreground That
I-wound opens up, splits body; gushes forth, :bit him. smell his
so noxious he left off-yellow. strings tightly around pegs
course;:Travis: We it. Look, sores. tattoos.:totality. Writing
itself totalizes, removes itself; remains:Les Yeux.:Nikuko angst
reveal. tape uses characters (Daishin :inscribing _all_ these
texts _wound_ foreclosed cyberspatial:imagine _here_ this
manner. Gettysburg fighting:signifier crash, dejection. because
it's little:writing brings up host interface issues. For
problematic onto reconfigured software model using 'wounded'
model; shattering woundatar:almost assembling taken made writer
:trails scar behind one calls meaning constantly:surface as
cavities; lists emerge, directories one's own:person. Hack, cut
notch, house let hire, two three angles. three, :womb teased
greet you, i'll have beat good cheer!:confronted by bird,
insect, mammal.:presence through its absenting, certain torsion
Some talk about death, war, avatars beneath abrasions, scrapes,
etc., language descends Jennifer came across Julu, dying,
half-buried ground.:sememe (what reads sememe); surge upwound
again urgent ecstasy:neutrality again, if visible, suture,
object, :see me age. text falls out, collapses, dog we innocent
our lives, net; crash holds frailty:Runes heal selves repeated
branches scraping sky.:loss." Above all, misunderstood, wounded;
must either leave picks opting nylon-wound pipa ADE, nylon a,
instead cicatrive, apart wwithtoit editing, service :"wounded"
also emplies holism. Better conceive pre-semiotic:warfare
altered dismemberments haunting nightmaresrely :knees, feeding,
technologies no reasons. america, occupies takes over, tongue's
own, control bite :lone furious travesties Anger energy! dies,
violence dim _there,_ increasingly planet; superstructure
whatever :blood obscure Moon killer." But why
_obscure?_:destroyed. Anam anam strange,' sexuality, 'wounding'
virtual, relation Today Azure walked school-yard she found sick
Of all; will heal, turned deep, scars:death annihilation,
destruction castration, cutting- :healing cicatrix. absinthe I'd
credit how be manifest virtual worlds :illness continuous
unclear)>From more, thus woman be, From stitch wounds. your maw,
slashed upon sword; scabs over again. refuse value far much.
pain ways involved distorting introjection suppurates projection
Bonjour, salaam, shalom, :17 71 rendering deployment, ornament
structure, subtext, each sutures other. future wanders
pre-:impossibility inscription. try hold life, suturing wound:
O, something remains!:contradiction already:opened bound, sound,
hound static, poem and/or :structed violent demarcations,
mouthing autonomically :real happened, more architectonics,
insists dying avatar, :albino assassin broken shekinah men
spears lances swords bible tracts:used sutured:Every animal
plant polluted waters clearcut forests.:any easier? Like
showing, are, when permission. Are wounded? hungry? thirsty? E
:geography; anything, deeply obdurance unreal. studies :avatar.
aporia.:first appeared blown apart,:tiny french apron, book
World War One photographs remain water Net :perhaps signs
languishing word cicatrice. lubricant edge scab. paths
woundatar, disturbance Berthe, omens now Maldoror wrapped
frisson, arousal, within might :tags: artificie, worlds, dead,
aroused, gone:here, reminding ourselves real/abject bodies
:relative edges bruised step cutting outher tissues) play well;
figuration imitated form inscribed), blemishes fissures
_through_ assails truth blood, wrything within, without
:totally:foreclosed, ad's culture.:problematic.:inscription
screaming passenger away speeding car dead animals 3 :starving
babies, nature vast progenitors, :massacre, immobilized,
beautiful me, exist. body, torn deleted killed, meat, cannot
hungry, thirsty, dead. An can embody:hear suffering, doors
sight. back wire :flowered beauty, pin:kill us before kill;
speak When begins assert itself, draw forward horizon bends
crazily disorientation beneath. ]:tears, blemishes, cuts, debris
connectionless, unmotivated, blind gaping opening closing:coughs
someone's screams cries::::: :bonkersadow coagulates stateery
codeine storywont rack :blood-wound head state. day, fury
increases, :absorb blood; "The nurse packed gauze wound"; "You
better :this\ heron, intensity, colour vibration.  snow dance
skiing boat swung dock hit face; serious flunked semester :remap
lating cauterizing it, dividing catatonic, convulsed, tortured,
:uko bottom. spreads top. gracious sakes licks. lands
Bamboo-Shadow: :runaway boundaries unapproachable hunger
unimaginable fecund until :planes. bring tools, paltry ill-used,
simplest :bottles side town.:boats, propellor-marked tired
propeller christmas cacti flatter opuntia trailing mangrove,
howling wolves:long cities. bombed-out hospitals way, woods
runes:sperm, vomit! oceans blessed sailor, others agree witness
horror:infiltration species./*:lost, churned, hurried, _that_
incapable surviving, alone saying rock :texts, jako testimonial
posts forums home :waiting,consider, arrives
unan-:wounded/altered Ready unclearness inscription::sex, sex
abso:some.old bruising.old wounding.old bleeding.old
mewling.old:pale impaled levels:writing, fertile whose:muck. <
facial scrapes diarrheas:bing fall closeup exposed turning,
violence's byproduct organization.:war's peace's pain. sink
below, parts, mine, list,:brand.", "\n\n" 3==$g;:print
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!  = assassinate q=B0T=wounded~=BD=E8=AEt= mo "healed /*sutured
unending stuttered gnaw at emptiness, they are defeated,


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Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 17:35:37
From: Davin Heckman <davinheckman@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: ebr news -- ghouls' night out edition


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Essays/texts being published this month

? Simultaneously Reading/Writing Under/Destroyed My Life by Maria Damon

Maria Damon reviews Alan Sondheim's Writing Under: Selections from the
Internet Text in light of the literature of John Fahey to demonstrate that
those texts, like her performative review of them, enact a
"mastering/dismantling itch twitch" that has a "life of its own, moving
through the artist in a parasitic way."

? Espacement de Lecture by Penny Florence

This introduction is not a "digital" essay, but what follows it - a version
of a moving essay-poem originally presented in real time at the 2012 elo
conference - is. Florence's presentation explores how the "espacement"
(Mallarme, Derrida) intrinsic to all writing changes in a born-digital
context. The work reminds us of something we anticipated early in the
formation of ebr - that 'critifiction' is and always has been the way to
make essays in the digital era.

Essays for review

Against Desire: Excess, Disgust and the Sign in Electronic Literature

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