In Which I Take My Writing and Do Science To It

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Never read him in my life.


Proust Questionnaire

I’m going to get this out of the air first and say I have never read anything by Proust except the first bit of “Swann’s Way.” That said, I thought it would be interesting to do the Proust questionnnare as a

  • Your most marked characteristic? Eccentricity
  • The quality you most like in a man? The same quality I most like in women
  • The quality you most like in a woman?   The same quality I most like in men.
  • What do you most value in your friends? The ability to rely on them in a time of crisis. What I look for in family essentially.
  • What is your principle defect?  My occasional boughts of intense anger and paranoia.
  • What is your favorite occupation? Reading
  • What is your dream of happiness? Ultimately, to transcend humanity.
  • What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes? The extinction of the human species.
  • What would you like to be? A Magician, in the sense that Alan Moore and Grant Morrison are magicians.
  • In what country would you like to live? A sane one that has a good arts funding and environmental program
  • What is your favorite color? None
  • What is your favorite flower? None
  • What is your favorite bird? I have a fondness for the turkey buzzard
  • Who are your favorite prose writers? Roberto Bolano, William S. Burroughs, Dostoyevsky
  • Who are your favorite poets? The Beat Poets, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Coleridge. Blake to some extent, but he is more of a historical inspiration.
  • Who is your favorite hero of fiction? I prefer the story as a whole, removing a character from a story seems counter-intuitive
  • Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?  See above.
  • Who are your favorite composers? Miles Davis
  • Who are your favorite painters? Austin Osman Spare, Mati Klarwein, Icons, Ernst Fuchs, Michelangelo, Leonora Carrington
  • Who are your heroes in real life? My father, I do consider Alejandro Jodorowsky to be something of a guru for me.
  • Who are your favorite heroines of history? Marjorie Cameron holds a certain fascination for me
  • What are your favorite names? Jacob, Cameron (in women), Israel
  • What is it you most dislike? Dogs, politicians, corporations, new atheists and religious fundamentalists 
  • What historical figures do you most despise? Emperor Constantine
  • What event in military history do you most admire? None.
  • What reform do you most admire? Freedom of Religion as it seperates God from the State.
  • What natural gift would you most like to possess? The ability to speak multiple languages.
  • How would you like to die? After having a fair body of work completed.
  • What is your present state of mind? Trying to figure this questionare out. I usually don’t think about this sort of thing. Should be known that I did not write this at the same time.
  • To what faults do you feel most indulgent? Procrastination
  • What is your motto?  I don’t see the point of having one.

How to Get Ahead in the Written World

For some reasons writers need blogs these days. I’m not sure why, but I think it has something with the marketing people being lazy asses who don’t see that the writer is supposed to write and not market themselves. I blame capitalism and modernity and all that, but that is just me being myself. As such, I have decied that I should start writing an official Dylan Tern blog.

I have blogged before. For most of my High School years I had a blog on Blogspot called “The Aspie Diaries,” and after I moved to WordPress I had a blog called “Solve et Coagula.” This blog, which has yet to be given a decent name, is mainly a way for me to reach out to people through weekly comments on my life as a slam poet and university student. It will feature the occasional poem, as well as my thoughts on a variety of different topics. This should give me a way to reach out to my fan base, which consists of I’d say ten people tops. Most likely less then that.

So here is my first blog post for the new blog. I’m going to need to come up with a new name, enough material to post on a weekly basis. So as to show you my status as a writer, I’m going to link you to some youtube videos that were taken of me in 2010. The quality of my performance is not the best and I cringe at them sometimes, but it will give you all something to look at.

Dual reading of “George is a Good Boy,” and “The Dark Night Shift of the Soul,” Septermber 2010

“The Last Words of Lady Macbeth,” April 2010