This is a big thing to me because I see people disconnecting from each other the more we connect with each other via online communications. Facebook has become a full blown addiction with people so much that it cuts into any real physical time with friends or family and its now become a sort of crutch to people who have busy lives…because they can always catch up with people via Facebook. It’s not the case at all, our lives are a bit more complex than just images, mimes, dummies and random thoughts or rants. What happened to catching up with people face to face? Eye contact that isn’t continually broken by somebody glancing down at what’s in their palms? Or…by what message just came in. Set the DAMN gadgets down or turn them off. Have lunch with friends, go out to places and pay attention to whom you are with. It’s only fair. Do you realize how many couples have full blown fights over their partners Facebook account content or because a person on their account said something that was taken out of context? We as humans lost and loose more humanity because of gadgets and social media sites. I’ll prove it. Conduct your own experiment and see for yourself. Go to any appointment and when you sit down to wait to be called, look at how many people are already on their phones unaware you even walked in. You might get a split second glance but that’s it! Wait for the next person to walk in and sign in…and watch…it’ll take less than one minute, maybe two and that person will be on their cell unaware of you too. It’s like we cannot sit for more than a few mins in a room with people without having a distraction. God forbid you start any nice conversation since everybody attention is captured too heavily to care. It’s sad, really. We have lost our way and replaced it with electronics. It’s not fail proof. It can and will go down…then…nobody will know what to do. What to say. How to pass time. It’s crazy people, go outside…and play…without using your gadgets unless there’s an emergency. Can you? Can you leave your home without your cell? I can. Try it sometime. Really. Reflect back to a time when we never had cellular or wireless devices. We should…we need to know how to do these basic things and still be just fine. Electricity is not infinite. It goes down. Our very Sun could wipe out communications for over 35 years! The palms of our hands won’t be filled with high tech gadgets and grid power forever. Learn…to go back in time with yourself…one day you won’t have a choice LOL.
I have been a writer almost my whole life as well as a dark digital artist, poet, dark photographer, have done several digital art projects with fetish models such as Dita Von Teese, Amanda Pemberton (aka Apnea) and small projects with various Lithium Picnic, Suicide Girls and God Girls. Just when I thought things were looking up, I was totally blind sided by a double whammy of a diagnosis. The same year I was doing all these side projects was the same year terrible internal pains were robbing me of my very mobility. The very hands I used to create these digital masterpieces were failing me, locking up on me and creating havoc for me. I was told then, in 2007 that I have Lupus (SLE) and SEVERE Rheumatoid Arthritis. That I'm one of about 15,000 patients in the world with this combo of illnesses. I'm brutally honest and write about everything and anything. I won't let fear hold me back and if it's controversial in theme or content, then so be it! People are usually sheep that bow down or give in to the white washed brainless masses way of thinking. Here, I'm going to PROMISE myself (and those who stumble upon my entries and read them) that I am going to write here totally unafraid. If it's liked, great. If not, find another journal LOL. It's that simple. My life is a strange ride 24/7 so get your seat belts fastened quickly. I can come off rather offensive about things so I warn right now, that if you happen to get all sensitive and hurt by what I may have to say here at any given time, then TOUGH! That's when you have one of two options. Cowgirl up OR Man up! I'm so not going to sugar coat what I will be documenting regarding my final days on Earth (however long that may or may not be). I'm not going to be afraid that another grown adult can't take it, so this is why I have to stress that if you are under 18yrs old I don't want you reading my stuff. So, that's about it.