Johanna Drott is creating Discursive anomalies
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Heya! It's me, social media user sargoth! Thank you for reading this instead of doing literally all other possible things in the universe!

Ever since 2009, I've started a new blog on Valentine's Day. Every year I come up with a new theme or concept, and write towards these themes or concepts to see if they work. If they do not work, I try to learn what I can from the endeavor and move on. If they do work, I keep at it. Some ideas fly, some crash and burn. Occasionally, good writing comes out of it.

As these are texts I would have written regardless of Patreon, there are and will be no supporter bonuses or unlocks. This is not a Patreon-driven effort, and this page exists on the off-chance that my writing might in some way, some day, pay the rent. However, if you do decide to spare a coin or five, you get my undying and eternal gratitude, guaranteed 100% blockchain-free.

If you find yourself having to choose between supporting me and someone in more dire financial straits - choose them. I have checked my privilege, and have found that I'm the optional extra.

Not the most fire and brimstone pitch you're likely to ever come across, I know. But there you have it.

Now, to business. Here is a short introduction to my most active sites of writing. Also, links.

Something magnificent and extraordinary (2018): An item-by-item exploration of the 1999 computer game Alpha Centauri. You did not know this was a thing you wanted in your life, but here it is, one item a day until early September.

Relationship statues (2017): Short, self-contained snippets of fiction which try to contain a memory of a particular feeling. Proust had his Madeleine cookies which thrust him back years and years into seldom remembered emotions; the aim here is to make it work with far less verbiage.

Notable posts:
Shelf spacing
Problem-oriented
Cloud computing
It meows
A principled stance
A dance a day
The lost one

Discursive anomalies (2016): Each post is about a specific thing (a book, a movie, a poem, a series, a genre etc), and performs semi-literary critique at it. The aim is to make the reader see the specific thing in a new light - to make it more anomalous, as it were. The overarching question is not whether the thing is good or bad, but to say something about what we can learn from it.

Notable posts:
Deep time of the media
Digital aesthetics
How to write about music
How fortunate the man with none
In the swarm
To our friends

Remix IT to the streets (2012): This is the voice of me, talking about current events and things I find interesting. Most recently they have tended to be about education, politics and ideology.

Notable posts:
Freeriding the dark train of anxiety (part 1part 2)
The blog post the trolls don't want you to read
Rhetorical self defence
When rhetoricians and pedagogues clash
In the mood for some discourse

More longer friend see that sky? (2014): Short, self-contained works of quirky fiction, where the goal is to try ideas out and see if they stick. As the title might suggest, it is the opposite of straight talk and plain understanding.

Notable posts:
Reverse ancient traditions
A job befitting the benefits
A modest radicalism
Change becomes you
Time management for busy people
Cat person
It follows

Twitter (@sargoth): Follow my thoughts in realtime. It will be fun! There will be birds!
Mastodon (@sargoth): Follow my thoughts in realtime. It will be fun! There will be memes! 

Twitter (@sargoth_ebooks): I'm also a bot. Because why not?

I also do some writing in Swedish, which I mention here for completeness (new posts will not shared be here):

Magnihasa
: General purpose, comparable to Remix. The 2009 original.
Twitter (@piratkatt): My realtime thoughts, but in an obscure language. 

If you've read this far, you've probably noticed the reward tiers on the right hand side. The tiers are based on the five categories into which all things can be sorted - cats, bears, snakes, spiders and birds. These categories are all equal in each respect, and one tier (pun intended) being higher than the other is purely a cosmetic concession to the need to name things. Strategic Patreon minmaxing would dictate using something less idiosyncratic, but - nah. Idiosyncrasy is the name of the game.

Thank you for reading this introductory text. There is more text, to be sure. Just scroll down ever so slightly, and there you have it. -
Tiers
Cat tier
$1 or more per month 18 patrons
Cats. The only thing that could possibly improve them is more of them.
Bear tier
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Bears. Big, hairy, cuddly, considerate, caring, generous. Bears.
Snake tier
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Snakes. Solid sassy beings surfing the information superhighway. On skateboards. 
Spider tier
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Spiders. The architects and maintenance crews of the interwebs. 
Bird tier
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Birds. [a long silence, wherein ambient bird sounds can be enjoyed; like all virtues, a good unto itself]
Bragging rights tier
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
You have transcended the five categories into which all things can be sorted. This is quite an accomplishment, and you should be proud. Truly, you have earned the right to brag, and should feel free to make swift use of it whenever the situation so requires.
Paying the rent tier
$350 or more per month 0 patrons
You are now officially paying my rent. You live here now.
Goals
$53 of $60 per month
At this point, I can retroactively afford removing the wordpress ads.
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Heya! It's me, social media user sargoth! Thank you for reading this instead of doing literally all other possible things in the universe!

Ever since 2009, I've started a new blog on Valentine's Day. Every year I come up with a new theme or concept, and write towards these themes or concepts to see if they work. If they do not work, I try to learn what I can from the endeavor and move on. If they do work, I keep at it. Some ideas fly, some crash and burn. Occasionally, good writing comes out of it.

As these are texts I would have written regardless of Patreon, there are and will be no supporter bonuses or unlocks. This is not a Patreon-driven effort, and this page exists on the off-chance that my writing might in some way, some day, pay the rent. However, if you do decide to spare a coin or five, you get my undying and eternal gratitude, guaranteed 100% blockchain-free.

If you find yourself having to choose between supporting me and someone in more dire financial straits - choose them. I have checked my privilege, and have found that I'm the optional extra.

Not the most fire and brimstone pitch you're likely to ever come across, I know. But there you have it.

Now, to business. Here is a short introduction to my most active sites of writing. Also, links.

Something magnificent and extraordinary (2018): An item-by-item exploration of the 1999 computer game Alpha Centauri. You did not know this was a thing you wanted in your life, but here it is, one item a day until early September.

Relationship statues (2017): Short, self-contained snippets of fiction which try to contain a memory of a particular feeling. Proust had his Madeleine cookies which thrust him back years and years into seldom remembered emotions; the aim here is to make it work with far less verbiage.

Notable posts:
Shelf spacing
Problem-oriented
Cloud computing
It meows
A principled stance
A dance a day
The lost one

Discursive anomalies (2016): Each post is about a specific thing (a book, a movie, a poem, a series, a genre etc), and performs semi-literary critique at it. The aim is to make the reader see the specific thing in a new light - to make it more anomalous, as it were. The overarching question is not whether the thing is good or bad, but to say something about what we can learn from it.

Notable posts:
Deep time of the media
Digital aesthetics
How to write about music
How fortunate the man with none
In the swarm
To our friends

Remix IT to the streets (2012): This is the voice of me, talking about current events and things I find interesting. Most recently they have tended to be about education, politics and ideology.

Notable posts:
Freeriding the dark train of anxiety (part 1part 2)
The blog post the trolls don't want you to read
Rhetorical self defence
When rhetoricians and pedagogues clash
In the mood for some discourse

More longer friend see that sky? (2014): Short, self-contained works of quirky fiction, where the goal is to try ideas out and see if they stick. As the title might suggest, it is the opposite of straight talk and plain understanding.

Notable posts:
Reverse ancient traditions
A job befitting the benefits
A modest radicalism
Change becomes you
Time management for busy people
Cat person
It follows

Twitter (@sargoth): Follow my thoughts in realtime. It will be fun! There will be birds!
Mastodon (@sargoth): Follow my thoughts in realtime. It will be fun! There will be memes! 

Twitter (@sargoth_ebooks): I'm also a bot. Because why not?

I also do some writing in Swedish, which I mention here for completeness (new posts will not shared be here):

Magnihasa
: General purpose, comparable to Remix. The 2009 original.
Twitter (@piratkatt): My realtime thoughts, but in an obscure language. 

If you've read this far, you've probably noticed the reward tiers on the right hand side. The tiers are based on the five categories into which all things can be sorted - cats, bears, snakes, spiders and birds. These categories are all equal in each respect, and one tier (pun intended) being higher than the other is purely a cosmetic concession to the need to name things. Strategic Patreon minmaxing would dictate using something less idiosyncratic, but - nah. Idiosyncrasy is the name of the game.

Thank you for reading this introductory text. There is more text, to be sure. Just scroll down ever so slightly, and there you have it. -

Recent posts by Johanna Drott

Tiers
Cat tier
$1 or more per month 18 patrons
Cats. The only thing that could possibly improve them is more of them.
Bear tier
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Bears. Big, hairy, cuddly, considerate, caring, generous. Bears.
Snake tier
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Snakes. Solid sassy beings surfing the information superhighway. On skateboards. 
Spider tier
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Spiders. The architects and maintenance crews of the interwebs. 
Bird tier
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Birds. [a long silence, wherein ambient bird sounds can be enjoyed; like all virtues, a good unto itself]
Bragging rights tier
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
You have transcended the five categories into which all things can be sorted. This is quite an accomplishment, and you should be proud. Truly, you have earned the right to brag, and should feel free to make swift use of it whenever the situation so requires.
Paying the rent tier
$350 or more per month 0 patrons
You are now officially paying my rent. You live here now.