This post is in regard to our group conversation about the good old days when I had many fake Facebook accounts... I address Mr. Thursday at the top, and Mr. Kite after the star (*)
To @nikthursday thanks for putting up with my avalanche of unasked-for info — I chose to pounce on your (perhaps rhetorical) question as an opportunity to showboat, cuz you're one of the few people who endured alongside me those fools-gold days on THE Social Network; so I feel like we're old war buddies or something, and I can't resist rattling off battle memories and inflating (read: inventing) my own acts of heroism! Blabbing about it now is cathartic; because, when I was actually operating all those fakes, I never told a soul. At least no souls online; except about Angela, near the end of her days.
One real-life acquaintance of mine, upon witnessing me in action, straightforwardly accused me of working for the C.I.A. (That's the highest compliment I've ever been paid as an artist.)
Anyway, thanks for your patience — and if you ever see "Staples" (or whatever code-name he goes by now; I know he keeps changing it), please tell him I miss him dearly!
@thoskite I greatly appreciate your reply! I'll quote it here, to bask in its radiance, and also so that my response won't be too unintelligible. You say:
"this sounds like a book containing the essence of the social media matrix.
"rounding up all that content and putting it in a non electronic formfactor where it could be extended to become the bible of people seeking an AA solution to FB addiction
"do the world a favor"
First, I thank you for what I take as a great compliment; but now let me deflate my worth a bit: I wanna confess that the list of names that I pasted in that above-linked post makes the 'characters' (the fake personas) seem more interesting than their interactions proved to be. Cuz their online exchanges were always just silly juvenile bickering and screwing around, whereas the titles that I gave each name in that list are highfalutin-by-design: thus the list leads one to expect dark drama, when in fact there is only white noise. But I did indeed round up and save all the junk communications that resulted from my Facebook experiment in a physical book; so you & I are on the same page about this. I just self-published it; but I'm averse to promoting my work, so it serves solely as a preservation for futurity. The thing's rather unreadable. So I consider it a success.