Sunday, 23 May 2010

Day 143, on which John looks up to Moot, though the two are probably the same size [23.5.10]

Dag hundrede og treogfyrre. Hey hey hey, I think I've finally 'broken into' my first Moleskine! Three pages of the eighty are filled and... dangit I'm still counting down the precious pages! I guess it'll take a couple more Moleskines to get me into the "don't worry, if I run out of pages I can buy another they're cheap" mood. But hey, at least I'm using mine! Just developing some ideas that I scribbled in the back of my French book a few weeks ago...

Before I start obsessing about Moot, I'd just like to let you know there's still no name for my Moleskine! Please please PLEASE comment below or else I'll name it Florian! Gah!

Proof that when Moot's in a caf é, no one else is
Ah, Moot. You dastardly fellow. You silly-yet-awesome man. OK, for those of you who don't know Moot (or Christopher Poole as the government records call him), he's the founder and admin of 4chan. Now 22, he set up 4chan when he was 15. Which means I have to get a move on if I want to be as successful as him.

Now look, I don't want to be him. I don't want to be the admin of a site where paedophilia, pornography and bomb threats reign over civility and self decency. Though I would like to be known. More well known that I am at the moment.

Damn. I really am a fame whore, aren't I? Ah well, you can't blame me. It's not the fame, more the influence that I'd like to have. To ask an interesting question to [as RWJ would put it] 'the forum', and to have loads of answers stream in. It would be loads of fun. And don't go judging me 'cause I know you feel like that too. You just wouldn't say.

Now maybe you wouldn't want to be an internet personality, but don't we all want to be known by as many people as possible? Especially after we're dead. Look, I'm not preparing my obituary already. I'm just throwing around ideas, is all. Everyone wants to have their five minutes of fame (or however long it is).

But I guess, whether we're remembered after we're dead or not, the human race will eventually die out and none of us will be remembered. Sucks to be us.

Hmm, I seem to be talking about death a lot recently. Perhaps I should try to avoid the topic in the next post, though it is an interesting one nonetheless. By the way, you can find out more about Moot on the NYTimes article, where the picture is taken from.

~John

ps. I built! Gasp! Expect pictures of my latest vehicle creation to be on my 'stream next weekend!

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