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jeffa (4331)

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Journal of jeffa (4331)

Friday May 13, 2005
08:30 AM

Friday Morning Freak Out

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OK ... there was no freak out. But i did watch 'Vistor Q' last night. I don't recommend that you do, in fact -- stay away. After that i watched the remake of 'Assault on Precinct 13' -- it was a very good take on the original. Hell, it was actually better. The fellow whose room i am subletting while he is away in Arizona is a playright, and he has a lot of great books, mostly classics, in the room. I picked up the play "Closer," because it was short and easy to read. While i didn't really care for the ending, the play was very stylish and one particular line really grabbed my attention:

"Everything is just Version of Something Else."

Looking back on my life, i don't think i've every really come up with one single original idea. Not that it bothers me -- i am an extremely *creative* person. But i never really *create* anything. Being creative is not about being able to create something new, i feel -- it is about being able to produce without having to directly copy something. To be able to improvise or just sit down and concentrate on producing something *from yourself*. We are subjected to so many ideas from our fellow humans that it is next to impossible to not *lift* something -- but when you can *come up* with something without having to cheat, well, that's what i call being creative.

But ... everything is a Version of Something Else. And that's not going to stop me from trying to be original. ;)
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  • i don't think i've every really come up with one single original idea

    Apart from writing your journal in a different way than everybody else around here, right? :-)

    • Actually ... i'm exercising laziness! ;)
      • It's bloody near unreadable.

        Lazy? I don't get it. I just copied your latest journal text in the browser, made a new draft journal entry, pasted it in, selected "plain old text" as the format, and looked at the preview. The page layout was roughly identical to yours, except it used a variable pitch font, complete with automatic wrapping inside the paragraphs.

        I could even replace your *create* with <em>create</em> , and it appears as "create". So you get the best of both worlds: easy paragraph f