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Tommy, we hardly knew ye.
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Originally from: FayettEVILle
Currently residing in: Gibsonton, Florida
I've been on arkansasrockers since the beginning of time.
Last updated on May 23, 2020 at 4:43AM
 

In General

 

"Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death–ought to decide, indeed, to earn one’s death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life. One is responsible for life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return."

-James Baldwin (The VERY best Baldwin brother)

 

Lately

Justin! Are you here? 

 

I was driving home from work just yesterday - I’m low man on the totem pole of eight people, so I’m the designated office person for any (masked) heavy-server-lifting - and I had a pang about how arkansasrockers isn’t a thing anymore. I’ve always thought of the internet as a huge mansion-party, with tons of large rooms where everyone on the planet is shouting at each other, but arkansasrockers always felt like the secret safe room, where a grip of old buddies knew they could dip into whenever they wanted to decompress. But I checked at some point last year, and it was out of commission, so I assumed it had been put to rest. 

 

So, um, is this still going? How much does it cost to keep our safe room up? Can I galvanize some folks to chip in? I’m just assuming you know these answers because you are the only one who has posted recently. 

 

I’d like to feel free to word poop without too much backlash, and I’d love to chip in monetarily if that’s what it takes. I don’t post on the real social media very often, because the entire world is too much of an audience for me, and I’m also wary of being tracked with advertisements. But I know the other seven people who used to post even more than me on this site would also be down to contribute. Can we build this back into the broom closet of the house party that is the internet?

 

I had a whole thing I was thinking about a bit ago, the end result of which was "I wish I could write that on ArkansasRockers!" But I got distracted by the fact that this page apparently still exists, so it’s gone to the wind. I don’t want that to happen again. Next time I have a fleeting thought which can only be shared with arrockers, I want it to be memorialized. 4-EVAR. Or at least until I delete it the next morning.

 

So, what’s up with keeping this site on lock?

 

Also, how are you hanging in on the east coast? This is all so weird, I feel like we’re all about to start mimicking 19th century London, just for shits and giggles. 

 

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