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   Friday, April 04, 2003  
ARRGH!
Having some probs.
Come back later.
   posted by *mcb* at 9:44 AM
   

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Masters-chatDiary, Part 2

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spi
What are you thinking about?
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spi
I'm thinking about all the different types of diaries I've kept over the years.
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What's that one on the table?
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spi
That's my Moleskine diary for daily stuff, but I've found I'm increasingly using it to record ideas for this comic, and stories.
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What about personal diaries? Do you have any of those? The ones that you use for the embarrassing emotional stuff, I mean.
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Well, I've kept those too, on and off over the years. And yes, they're very embarrassing. Some of them make me squirm.
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spi
How come?
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Oh, they're so self-absorbed. I think I only write in them when I feel like a bit of a moan, so consequently they read like page after page of belly-aching.
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But aren't diaries supposed to be true representations of the Self? Aren't they meant to show the secret stuff that no one knows about?

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I wonder if that's actually true. Like I said, my diaries tend to reflect the lows rather than the highs. Also, I think people often lie to their diaries.
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Why would anyone do that?
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spi
Recreating painful events? Putting a better spin on things? Exonerating yourself from blame? There are lots of reasons.
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spi
Do you lie to your diary?
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I try not to. But I leave things out. Anyway, I barely keep one anymore anyway.
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spi
What other types of diaries have you kept?
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spi
I have a notebook I kept a while ago that I called "a notebook of ordinary objects." It had lots of simple line drawings of things on my desk or in my cupboard.
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spi
I put a date at the bottom of each page, so I guess it was sort of a diary.
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spi
A visual diary, maybe?
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spi
Yes, sort of. But I guess I think of visual diaries as being less methodical than this was.
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spi
Does anyone keep a visual journal style blog?
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spi
Plenty of people do.
Kathyrn was doing it for a while until her scanner broke. And Looby Lu has drawings to illustrate some entries.
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Wasn't there an American guy who was doing a drawing of a new person everyday that he passed on the street?
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Oh yeah, he was great. He had some amazing ones from New York around September 11. I'll try to find his site again.
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You should add more drawings to these chat sessions.
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I intend to. There's just so much to do. I just feel like I'm constantly rushing around.
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Everyone feels like that.
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   posted by *mcb* at 9:41 AM
   

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