[-empyre-] Situated body, Situated practices

Allucquere Rosanne Stone allucquere.stone at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 16:17:16 AEST 2019

Hi folks, Sandy here.  McKenzie and I met in the mythic time of the latter part of the XXth Century, when she (then he) met a busful of middle-aged theoreticians debarking at a conference venue.  McKenzie glanced at me and then stared with an expression I interpreted as loathing, and which later I realized was something more akin to terror.  I thought that they might be an F2M afraid of being outed, so out of courtesy I gave them a wide berth.  In retrospect I wish I hadn’t.  Roads not taken, ships that pass in the night…

At any rate, we’re here now, and it’s a great pleasure.

Yeah, I’ve seen a lot of young transpeople in what at some point in the past was a general catchphrase for personal turbulence: going through changes.  Right. Ch-ch-ch-changes.  Who knew.

Well.  The present moment is so chockfull of changes.  A close relative, an intelligent, perceptive, empathetic and caring person, is a Trumpist.  J Epstein, an intelligent, perceptive philanthropist, was a raging pedophile.  Valerie Plame has launched a campaign video that either reduces or elevates politics to the level of Hollywood spectacle — literally… all it lacks is Jason Statham and Vin Diesel getting out of the car behind her.  A woman has given birth to a cow’s head.  We’re all busy slouching toward our particular Bethlehem.  What’s not to like?

I’ll say something about change that’s more related to this thread later.  This is just a little introductory blurt until I have more time.


Allucquere Rosanne Stone
Drive-by Theoretician

Faust: How comes it then that thou art out of hell?
Meph: Why this is hell, nor am I out of it.

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