A Manifesto Addendum

I recognize that my intentions will not enhance my “coolness” in the slightest. In fact I realize that they will often result in my appearing to be a big pompous dork who’s trying to live real life like the SCA. That’s exactly what I’m trying to do, and I resolve not to give a damn how it makes me look.

As a child I tried to weave a mantle of hip, jaded detachment in order to protect myself from derision. That shield served it’s purpose, but now I am no longer a child, and it can be cast aside.

Life is too short to allow hipness to stand in the way of living it the way I believe it should be lived. This is a dork’s manifesto.

The only part in this grand play I am henceforth willing to play is wholly and consumately Myself. If that is the part of The Dork, then I pledge to be as big a dork as I can be.

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  1. This is without a doubt one of the best things I’ve ever seen you write. I can certainly attest to the fact that it does truly and fully come from your heart, because in all the years that I have known you, this is exactly what you stand for, and it’s also the very reason that I love you as dearly as I do. I don’t think I’ve ever known another human being who can mix high intelligence, a solid foundation of morals and personal values, and a faith so personal it touches those who come into contact with him profoundly in such an artistic manner as yourself. This is the first time I have finally been able to work out what it is that makes you so intensely beautiful and why it is that I am so amazed by you time and again. Thank you so much because I’ve wanted to figure that out for years.

  2. wow…
    *jaw drops*

    *sits here staring and blinking*

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