16 September 2006

HALT FRAID LADIP! follow up the first - Popular

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I was about to type 'a short while ago' but I actually checked and it was actually July so... Back in July when I posted HALTFRAIDLADIP!, I solicited suggestion for further moods, feelings, thoughts, conditions, states of mind etc where it's best to avoid momentous decisions. Me auld bloggin segotia doppleganger was the first to chip in with popular and this is my attempt at turning his inchip into a doodle. I am slowly getting around to all the suggestions I promise! Please feel free to re-read the original post and make your own suggestions for moods and acronyms for me to doodlerize.

14 comments:

Molly Bloom said...

Yay! We love Dem! He is the best! Molly sends a thumbs up!! Hooray for Dem!

Dem said...

Hey Molly, did you see my consequence suggestion in the previous comments? Thanks for the vote of confidence - I'm not the best though, honest, although I'll happily concede to being a good one if anyone threatens to twist my arm.

Natalie said...

I'm in that cheering crowd, but too short to be seen. My voice is loud though: yay Dem!

Dem said...

Ooh, is that an esteemed television star in my comments box there? Woot! Thanks Natalie but these two comments are making me worry that I haven't explained what this picture is about properly. I'm not saying I am popular or that I have a huge crowd of admirers including your good selves - my stats show just the opposite - this is a follow up to the post about when it's unadvisable to make important decisions. Both of you left your own suggestions (Molly's acronym is pronounced CSIMIAMI I think, I can't remember yours off the top of me head Natalie), and doppleganger made the suggestion which caused this image to be. Maybe that is or isn't clear from the text below the image above but either way I just wanted to make it clear that I'm not claiming to have a huge crowd of admirers or to be widely recognised and loved - anything but!

doppelganger said...

Dem... Dem.... We have both consigned our initial shallow populist blogs to the flames and been born anew with a smaller, dare I say, more select readership, have we not?

Scrapped my statcounter.... never looked back....

Dem said...

Hmm - I dunno, I kinda liked my shallow populist blog, and yours for that matter, and mine was sort of deleted for me rather than of my own volition and I'm not sure I'm all that different now, hopefully just a bit better with time and practise. I know you're right about stats but it's just so hard! Giving up nicotine, weed, e and cocaine were a doddle by comparison. I'll think about it though...

Molly Bloom said...

Dem...I knew that it was a response to your other post...but still...I think you are ace anyway.Really brilliant. And a really sparkling talent. Stay in touchxxx

Dem said...

Okay Molly, I thought you must have sussed it because it's me not you that's the post-literate airhead but I just worried people were thinking my airhead was getting over inferlated. Anyway, I will keep in touch Molly - I insist you do likewise please!

doppelganger said...

Are those meant to represent actual people? If I'm the guy bottom right with the mutated hands we need to have words mate....

Seriously though, I do detect the vague aroma of wistful yearnings for blogstats of yore? Turn it off mate... it ain't about yer casual interlopers, things are on the up and up....that tyger's arse thing was the best thing you've ever done.

Dem said...

I thought nobody would work it out - eek!

Nope, they're all aht me ead.

It's not so much yearning the stats of yore as yearning stats, just the kind of attention that will serve as a springboard to earning a crust from some of this stuff. Like Natalie, I was interviewed by a BBC researcher for Imagine. Unlike Natalie, it went no further and I didn't get a daytrip to Shepherds Bush and national exposure via a 20 second soundbite in November BUT I THINK I DESERVE IT ggrrr! Well done to Natalie and all the others mind - Natalie certainly deserves it and has spent a lot longer waiting for something to happen than I have. It's just that when a BBC researcher butters you up you feel you've come that close (I'm holding my thumb quite close to my forefinger at that point if you weren't able to guess an accompanying visual to 'that close').

The old GoG had similarly crap stats to the new GoG anyway, except the day Yahoo picked me and a few thousand bemused americans clicked on me and moved on unimpressed and never clicked on me again.

I know you're right though - I'm just not finding giving up statistics easy! Thanks for the comment about the Tyger's Arse - I really like it but I still think Treadmill was best, maybe Tyger is an improvement visually and technicially but I didn't write it like wot I did with Treadmill. As you say, on the up and up - thanks!

doppelganger said...

Hey, good for Natalie! That's nice news - I'm ashamed to say my orbit has drifted somewhat and I've not been over there for a while. I shall take a stroll over there now.

I hope she remembers her friends when she's mega-famous. She'd be nowhere without you (and God....)

:-)

Dem said...

Ah, that's nice of you to say but it's more like I'd be nowhere without her - even the drip pens I used on tyger arse (and today) was in a boxful of art gear she sent me when I first started not to mention the fact I only started at all because she said so.

It is nice news, she definitely deserves it and I don't want to sound the least bit unhappy or bitter about her getting a tiny speck of the recognition, attention and adulation she's long overdue because it's the very least she deserves.

Molly Bloom said...

Dem - you have such talent and I'd agree with Dopp...that some of your recent pieces have really tipped the balance between brilliant and pure sparkle *genius*. I think you've got a rare talent in that you're not afraid to touch on topics that really haunt us all in a way. Some of it is fun and some of it touches on some deeper part of the psyche. I don't want to sound stupid...but it touches on that very delicate, precarious state..the permeable barrier in fact...that exists between pleasure and pain. Soft innocence and darkness. It is a very rare quality to be able to capture that in word or image. It is even rarer to be able to find someone who is brave enough to share it. I totally admire that. You are a gem.

And anyway...don't worry about STATs. I'm sure that someday soon you will be given the recognition you deserve. And if you ever want to do a collaboration...please get in touch. We think you are fantastic. I'm glad I found your site.

PS - he hasn't come for the hardware yet...extra minutes! Yay!

Dem said...

Thanks Molly. I am trying to get off stats but it's a struggle. Cold turkey is obviously the only way I'm going to manage it.

I'll be in touch about that collaboration! Will probably have to wait until after the play though...