I just got out of the kitchen, and decided to check my email once again. Lo and behold! Who do we have here?
When I read that email, my eyes filled up with tears.
I just want to thank m15o for being such a great admin. His act of kindness will not go unpaid. I never forget the kind deeds people have done for me.
If I had a million bucks, I would give it all to m15o right away!
I don't have any money. I don't have a legitimate job. And, I'm an anticapitalist. It's not a lifestyle that I would recommend for everybody, because it really limits your options in life. I survive by offering free services in return for food, and sometimes, a place to sleep. Some of my services include cooking, cleaning etc.
I'm a housekeeper, okay? I'm a goddamn housekeeper!
When I was in school, I read a lot of novels with housekeepers in them. It never occurred to me that I would end up being one of them.
I learned at a very young age that money ≠ happiness. Another factor that drew me toward anticapitalism is religion. I grew up in a cult, and from the very beginning, we were always steered away from capitalism and towards community service for survival.
One thing that I have though, is a big brain, and lots of ideas. Originally, I wanted to write a book. But then I saw a lot of "YouTubers" had beat me to it and published their own books. Writing books was just another form of capitalism. And I really didn't wanna be that guy.
I believe that ideas should be free. Knowledge should be free. Information should be free. And if the product you're delivering is that damn good, people will offer you money out of their generosity.
If you're a family man, disregard everything I just wrote. It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. A man's gotta eat and feed his family. You do what you gotta do.
So there! I just thought I'd share a few bits of real-life info about me on here.
The reason I chose to write fiction is because it allows me to live my dreams in an alternate world. I just retired from writing news articles and stuff, so I'll be able to have enough time for my fictional writing projects.
I think some of this stuff belongs to the "about me" page. Maybe I'll consider adding it later.
One thing that I consider to be special about me - something that sets me apart, is my ability to do something different. I'm a very lonely guy, and I've come to realize that I'm different from everyone else. I think different, I talk different, I act different. BUT, instead of viewing it from a negative perspective, I could turn it into something unique, special, remarkable, outstanding... and positive.
I believe, that if you've got an idea, then nothing can stop you from bringing it to life. All you have to do is dedicate some time and effort to make things happen. Success is not easy. Many times you will be laughed at, mocked, insulted, or banished.
I see midnight.pub and nightfall.city as something special and unique. These are concepts that you won't find anywhere else on the internet. That's what makes them so special. And I admire m15o's determination to bring ideas to life. The first iteration of nightfall.city was unique, but it wasn't perfect. And m15o wasn't afraid of scrapping it and rewriting it to fit into his vision of perfection.
I'm a perfectionist. And I think he might be too. But that hasn't stopped him from making things work.
I believe that we're all a part of these projects because we're all unique and special. We're not a bunch of NPCs on Twitter or Facebook. Each one of us here has a unique idea. All we gotta do is get to typing. That's all there is. Start typing. The more ideas you're able to offload, the better your thought process will become. Don't be afraid to write.
When I was in school, I used to write fictional stories for my literature homework. I always ended up getting really high scores, and it made a lot of kids jealous. I also used to read a lot. I still do. But reading isn't the only thing we can do. We can also write. We shouldn't just be consuming information all the time, we can also produce information. And who knows? Maybe the information we produce may be much better than what we consumed.
I find writing to be therapeutic. A lot of it might not make sense all the time. But the more I write, the more I'm able to free my mind, and think clearly.
10 years ago, if you would've told someone about smol.pub and the related projects, they probably would've laughed in your face. They would've asked what's so special and unique about these projects, and why anyone would want to use them. Why not blogger or tumblr or livejournal or even wordpress?
The internet has changed a lot since then. in 2021, anyone who doesn't see the use and importance of these grassroots projects lacks in creativity. This is our golden opportunity to stand up against mainstream corporations.
In conclusion, I think I might have ADHD. This post is all over the place!