Wednesday, October 17, 2012

How Thoreau Might Have Behaved on ChatRoulette

Reading your own work as writer is like masturbating, though for him it was a little less messy, a little less fulfilling, a little more obvious. He wondered if this was how the greats might have felt, if there was some sort of singularity between the writing experiences of all writers. Then, he drifted through them, inhabiting their flesh, reading their words, metaphysical sticking his hands down their (and his) metaphysical pants and underpants.

It was all very odd, strange indeed.
When he returned to the present, returned to the computer screen before him, there was a lull about the room. Grandeur swept through, carried him away on the wings of angels. In swooped the chariots. Loud were the trumpets. Who's to say when the orgasm took place? If there was one at all or if it was prolonged, fluctuating, heightening with each climax of the piece?

Surely, there must be singularity. Surely, Whitman must have felt thisTwain, Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, too. The greats. Real American heroes. He wondered if through him they felt the rise of the digital age, if Hemingway (shotgun-induced crater still bleeding on the back of his head) could experience the internet through his fingertips, his eyes, his brain. And if so, could he see 1922 as Gatsby and Nick might have seen it?

The rising, the falling, the ever-warping sensation of time.

Before long, he would notice a mistakea misplaced coma or sentence fragment not intended to be a sentence fragment or an incomprehensible idea being expressed or a passage hinged around awkward exposition or philosophical ruminations, such as singularity between authors of different generations in the form of a masturbation metaphor, that lead nowhere—and would lose the feeling, would drift into self-deprecation, quit and call himself an accountant.

Was there a singularity among accounts?

1 comment:

  1. When you go to chat roulette, you should be prepared to meet different kinds of people. These people do their best so that they could impress the other people they are chatting with.