My original crypto stance was you cannot 'interrupt' capitalism with less regulated capitalism and expect a better result.
You literally cannot do the same thing that's not working but think because you, the laymen, are able to get in on it that you've figured out something that the people who's entire lives are about money haven't.
You just... it doesn't work like that.
Capitalism won't defeat capitalism.
@dvewlsh It's been a while since I took this out of storage: http://www.teleread.com/amazon-punk-ethos-self-pub/
I'll always get a laugh out of how many authors push the narrative that Amazon is the only place people buy books. It's patently false in so many ways.
My book released today? 17% of the pre-orders were on Amazon.
The rest were from other ebook stores and 65% of them were paperback pre-orders.
They really went out of their way with the presentation on HEI Network, too. They have the evidence and stuff so you can click on it and view it yourself.
If On Cinema has somehow eluded you until now, it's a giant, beautiful body of work that's worth your time.
Any clips or photos I see of the Depp/Heard thing just reminds me of the Trial of Tim Heidecker and how much of a fascinating, 4+ hour odyssey that is.
There are very few weird entertainment things I'd call 'art,' but this is always one of them.
Watching #AEWDynamite and feeling like we could see FTR and CM Punk as some sort of Bret Hart appreciation group thing, even if Bret signed with the other place to get paid.
I was listening to Pain of Salvation's "BE" today, an album that I loved when it came out in 2004.
In fact, I wrote one of my favorite college essays about it for my advanced lit theory class. It's uncanny how Musk has followed the path of the fictional Mr. Money and how... bad that is.
Now I'm finally listening to 'Panther' after never giving it a fair shake because I am a Ragnar fan and was unhappy he left.
No idea why, but I'm sorta dragging on my #wip.
It's mostly being written for me, so sometimes I'm bad at prioritizing that kind of stuff. Instead I started writing something last night that I have no idea what to do with and I'm 7500 words into.
I... uh... help!? lol
Alright. #Introduction and such.
My books get weird, so do I.
I live in the high desert, although I'm from the ocean. I've got twin boys that keep me busy and a wife who's a healthcare worker.
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