Wednesday, August 12, 2009

3:57 PM me: chiang
3:58 PM nevermind
Theresa: oh okay. i'll put it out of my head.

18 minutes
4:16 PM Theresa: this has probably been done before, but I'm writing poems made of youtube comments
if anything, its a real blast to retype these al out
me: that's called flarf
Theresa: oh righto
4:17 PM me: no
Theresa: do they do that all the damn time?
me: not really
Theresa: oh good
I mean, I don't mind flarfing
I think its awesome
me: don't worry
Theresa: just I dont wanna be all like oh look at me, I'm doing something over and over again
me: are you mixxing them, or just taking some lines heres and there
4:18 PM Theresa: EAch videos comment thread is a poem
me: ah,
tha's more conceptual poetry
4:19 PM Theresa: where are you drawing the line?
me: why do i have to?
Theresa: just for my own knowledge
you don't need to, I was just curious
me: but ok, i'll try
Theresa: i wasn't saying it bitchy like, I was saying it curious like
me: the emphasis is on you as a reader
4:20 PM so conceptual
you're not changing it in any way, just appropriating
Theresa: ah ok, and flarf is more like a remix?
me: i like your style of casual conceptual poetry
it's collage, but not even necessarily
4:21 PM sometimes it's "composed"
there aren't really necessarily any standards
but it's certainly a new creation
Theresa: sure. you'd hope movments like this aren't created by hard and fast rules
me: right
4:22 PM Theresa: but what I'm trying to do through this is to displace text from its original location in order to get the reader to read it differently then they normally would, so by your definition, i'd say deffo conceptual
me: but even my rashboy poem is too close to the sources to be flarf in my opinion
4:24 PM Theresa: I think I want to do a whole series of just youtube comments from videos of people popping zits
this one is the best
4:25 PM me: nice\
4:26 PM Theresa: K i posted it, if you wanna check it out
I'll probably do more later
4:30 PM I'm never eating union rings again
these are great

7 minutes
4:38 PM Theresa: yeah union rings was my fav
4:39 PM me: pretty awesome

15 minutes
4:54 PM Theresa: what are shoooe doing?
4:56 PM me: i was thinking of writing more about dumb arguments about flarf then i realized that i hate myself
Theresa: oh god
4:57 PM sounds like a nice afternoon
I tihnk your flarfuments are exciting
4:58 PM me: i'm glad you think so
4:59 PM i had a weird exchange with someone yesterday.
it's mostly short
5:00 PM Theresa: can I go pee first, and then read it?
me: you don't even have to read it

26 minutes
5:26 PM Theresa: read it
5:27 PM it seems liek in comment threads you always end up being the apologetic one
maybe just to avoid being a dbag like everyone else. though this guy didn't seem liek an ass.
me: yeah, i was there more cause it was someone else's blog who i didn't know,
no, not an ass at all
5:28 PM but i's kinda rolling my eyes as i apologized
Theresa: oh you should have done the "rolling my eyes" sign
it's like ooOOoo
me: cause i'd said what i meant 3 times and i don't know if it went over his head or what
5:29 PM to say something isn't "significant in an innovative sense" is an entirely modernist thing to say
5:30 PM Theresa: yeah and I feel like it makes sense what he's saying
me: which is fine, but he then claimed not to be assessing flarf in terms of modernist values
Theresa: that flarf isn't innovative, and that's okay, because we don't need innovation
oh okay
I see
5:31 PM me: it's not even that we don't "need" innovation (in my view), it's that innovation is a veil, it's a conceit
Theresa: though does that rtrrffrfffffffffffgggggggggggfffffreally nulliy his point?
5:32 PM sorry trying to get my f key back in
5:34 PM ugh so frustrating
me: i don't mean to nulliy his point, but it seems weird to use modernist terms to judge flarfs "significance"
5:35 PM Theresa: i got avocado on it so I pulled it out to wipe it off and now I can't get it back in
however, I can still push the f key
me: weird
Theresa: fff
me: fff
Theresa: i think it's just that I don't know what I'm doing
oh dammit. now I think it's broken
5:36 PM me: jfrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrf
I just took off my f key and put it back on
no problem
Theresa: rddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
5:37 PM that was me trying to get it back in
me: just press it down, what's the dillio
Theresa: cthere's these little white brackets
me: yeah
put key in place press down
Theresa: and they won't really hook on ina sensical way
5:38 PM I mean I see how they're supposed to go, but they aren't doing it
me: hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
5:41 PM gchat keeps saying your typing, but you're really just failing to put your key back into your keyboard, "theresa has entered text"
Theresa: dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddvggdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddvrggggggggggggggggggdgvccfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffrrfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
thats what I've been saying
me: yeah, that's what i thought
Theresa: ffffffffffffffffffffffffff
ffffffffffffffffffffit should
5:42 PM it should say "Theresa is failing to put her in f key in correctly"
ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffnow it's hal in
me: i'm sure google is watching now and will make the proper adjustmenst in the future
o god goo
Theresa: oh good
me: d
Theresa: I almost put it back in upside down
5:43 PM me: ha ha
5:44 PM Theresa: vddrdddddddddddddddrit's really gross the things taht are inside keyboards
me: yup
5:45 PM are you cleaning your keyboard now?
5:46 PM Theresa: vrtdrdgddggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggi'm sort od bvlowing on it as I go
"od" isbecasue I can't push the "gh" key right now
"gh" is a subsitute
"d" is also subsituting
5:47 PM me: hopefully bvlowing is what you meant though, cause it works better
i am saying it right now over and over
5:48 PM Theresa: ddddddddddddddd
I'm so fucking frustrated right now
pushing on the little f nipple
me: thatsucks
5:49 PM i thought it was in, but looking back you said now it's hal in, which probs meant half
i mean, it should just snap in
by pressing it
5:50 PM Theresa: gvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvrffgrrrcccfdgffffffffffffffgrfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffdfffffffffffffffrfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
not snapping
like I have the hooky end in
me: rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
5:51 PM just took mine out again and put it back
just follow those letters and it should work for you
your problem is you keep going gvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvrffgrrrcccfdgffffffffffffffgrfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffdfffffffffffffffrfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
which is wrong
5:52 PM Theresa: hm good point
so focus ont he r
ian's here I'm goinna to let him look at
me: he'll fix it immedieatly cause he's a genius
a computer hardware wizard

6 minutes
5:59 PM me: hows it looking
me: no no no
that's wrong
6:02 PM it's rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
though capslock was a good idea

15 minutes
me: ending on r doesn't look good

28 minutes
6:47 PM me: aight
i'm out

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he eventually fixed it
so in honor of it being functional
fuck you you fucking fuck

1 comment:

K. Silem Mohammad said...

Ha ha! Nice.

There's a piece titled "Panel" by "The Unknown Flarfist" in Abraham Lincoln 4 that uses a YouTube comment thread on a video of an eagle grabbing a sloth out of a tree in this way.