This Week's Writing 1/12/24
updates on substackers against nazis...and more!
Hi all! Another week, another sleepy kitty. (Sleep…mmm.)
So, I wanted to briefly update folks on what’s happening with Substack. The platform did remove some Nazi accounts, which was a victory for Substackers Against Nazis. However, it did so grudgingly and in a way that doesn’t build a lot of confidence. Casey Newton at Platformer explains the ins and out, and why he’s decided to leave. A bunch of other people (including Jonathan Katz, who’s been at the forefront of SAN) are also leaving.
I’m not really in a place where I can leave Substack right now, though my confidence in the platform as of now is…not high. I hope folks will stick with me here; I do rely on your contributions to make this blog a thing.
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Okay! Here’s what I wrote this week.
If you read one thing by me this week, read:
Land the Waste, my obsessive alphabetizing poetry pamphlet! Every word in the Wasteland in alphabetical order! Also a massive 100 line cento of sonnets! Read it at LJMcD Communications…or just download it below!
Haley, Trump, and the GOP still love the Confederacy. (Public Notice)
Low unemployment is a vital progressive goal. (EIH)
“Self Reliance” is an odd, smart parody of the idea that we’re all main characters. (CNN)
Women eating salad with too many fingers and disability aesthetics. (EIH)
Torres’ new indie rock album is pretty great. (Chicago Reader)
Star Trek TOS rewatch: Obsession. Kirk T. Ahab fights on! (EIH)
The 20 best albums of 2023. (EIH)
Successful short poem. (dadakuku)
I have run out of concepts.
Another successful short poem. (Five Fleas)
I Did It
You’re supposed to put grief in every poem.