I am Being Gangstalked by Teenagers on the Internet.
Apologizes to the reply guys deep in my DMs, but I don’t usually don’t know what to say beyond ‘hearting’ your comment or ignoring you completely. Yeah, I could convince you to buy this book but i’m not that ambitious. I don’t really care about the $1.25 that I make per copy. I’m a full grown man and I am not a fan of the implications that chatting with new-to-the-schizophrenic-side-of-the-internet kids about being weird on an anonymous account.
THAT BEING SAID -
This is what the book is about.
I could very simply describe this book as a long piece about being paranoid on the internet, but that isn’t enough for some of you.
Ok, well - it’s called ‘Targeted Individual’ partially due to most of the content being sourced from algorithmically suggested articles. I would google something like 2018 horizon air q4000 incident and I might find a good line in an article - and I recontextualize it and suddenly, it’s mine.
However, it’s not as carefree as it sounds. The narrative makes sense in a David Markson sort-of way. Everything is on purpose and everything is clean. It makes sense. It reads well.
I wouldn’t have made it if it sucked. I’m not retarded.
You could talk about Derrida if you’d like. Talk about grammatology - it would fit here. You could say “writing is not simply a reproduction of speech, but that the way in which thoughts are recorded in writing strongly affects the nature of knowledge.”
You can really adhere any philosophical concept you’d like to this if it helps you along your path to giving me money.
Oh, and to field the only other important query:
The footnotes at the end are my complete google search history from when this book started until it ended. Most of it is irrelevant to the content of the book, but I like the idea of citing my googling. It’s the most metamodern manner of revealing myself to you, dear reader.