Monday, November 12, 2012

i know that it might sound more than a little crazy but i believe

so there's this thing where you google "died on" and then your birthday and the wikipedia article that comes up is who or what you were in your previous life. now, i don't believe in previous lives or anything, but a friend who did it is studying art and her guy was an art critic. her sister, a writer, did it and her guy was an author. that was coincidental enough for me to try it.

apparently, in my past life i was pierre desproges, a french humorist "famous for his elaborate, eloquent and above all, virulent diatribes criticizing anything and everything." and i couldn't help but notice that one of my favorite things to write on this blog was wannabe eloquent diatribes criticizing anything and everything. in fact, one of my favorite thing to do in general is find all the people and things on the internet that make me angry and then spend hours criticizing them to anyone who will listen. he also wrote in various formats, which is totally my dream. so yeah.

now, like i said, i don't believe in past lives or anything, but this is just weird. i could chalk it up to random coincidence, but what fun is that? instead, i'm going to propose my own solution. you remember in grade school when we were told time and time again that matter is neither created nor destroyed, it just gets transferred from one form to another? well, what if interests and talents and hobbies and whatnot follow the same rule? what if there are always the same number of writers on this earth? (or maybe the same amount of writerly talent and that can be hogged by one really talented person or distributed among a thousand semi-talented people.) what if there were only so many people interested in art, and whenever one died another one had to be born to take his/her place? it's kind of cool to think about.

*I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden


  1. anonymous hippopotamusNovember 13, 2012 at 5:29 AM

    so going to try this right this second!

    disillusioned...i searched you first and you also got Antonín Puč who was a football player and phyllis ross who was an economist. blah!

    and i got Donald Lavert Rogers (September 17, 1962 – June 27, 1986) was an American college and professional football player whose career was cut short when he died of a heart attack caused by cocaine use in 1986. soo not me!

    or George Nepia (25 April 1905 – 27 June 1986)[1] was a Māori rugby union and rugby league player. He is remembered as an exceptional full-back and one of the most famous Māori rugby players.

    or Joe Maphis, born Otis W. Maphis (May 12, 1921 – June 27, 1986), was an American country music guitarist. He married singer Rose Lee Maphis in 1948. (which maybe ok..i love music but i'm not a musician)

    or John Porter East (May 5, 1931 – June 29, 1986) was a Republican U.S. senator from the state of North Carolina from 1981 until his suicide in 1986. i hate politics.

    so your was just the third coincidence. i'm off to try hisham's date. he was john d. rockefeller. :S

    and anisah was Paulette Goddard (June 3, 1910 – April 23, 1990)[1] was an American film actress. which actually kinda suits her in my opinion. :D

    1. you take the first one, so i am not all of them. only the one that i listed. and we can just pretend that joe maphis was your first. he loved music, you love music. it works. and anisah's and hisham's both suit them so it works for them too. you're just an anomaly i guess.

  2. anonymous hippopotamusNovember 13, 2012 at 5:29 AM

    oh and only 30,000 words left! go you!

  3. Anonymous hippopotamusNovember 13, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    I did zazu and moori too...and zazu got a murderer

  4. ahahahahahahahahaha i think you should watch out for that kid. that's awesome.

  5. anonymous hippopotamusNovember 16, 2012 at 3:59 AM

    :| not funny! its just proof that its stupid! *pouty face*

  6. Cecil Antonio "Tony" Richardson (5 June 1928 – 14 November 1991) was an English theatre and film director and producer

    Maybe not.... second result:

    Yoshikata Yoda ( 依田義賢 Yoda Yoshikata?) (14 April 1909 – 14 November 1991) was a Japanese screenwriter. He wrote for over 130 films between 1931 and 1989

    Well - writer (of a sort) and I do love Japanese films :D