The Dangers of Alter-Egoism  

keithcancook 61M
10901 posts
3/26/2006 2:27 am
The Dangers of Alter-Egoism

The Butcher, The Baker, & the Candlestick Maker


The only way to become the leading BLOG HISTORIAN on the site is to read as many old posts as I can.

Delving ever deeper into dusty, cobwebby, basements where no man goes. It's lonely down there and the walls can close in on you.

It plays on your mind. Phantoms and ghosts flit about. Archives of the minds of bloggers both known and unknown reappear.

Crackling like old parchment unrolled after untold years, forgotten phrases are remembered once again. Interestingly, many of these topics are still being widely discussed throughout the Land of Blog.

My trusty flashlight has brought light once again to images hovering above an endless array of basement doors. Flickering briefly in the roaming brightness I see the faces, poses, and title pix of posts both interesting and mundane.

One reason that the study of Blog Archeology is not among the leading disciplines in BlogLand University's College of Arts and Sciences, concerns the danger encountered deep in the abyss of blog basements.

Last week, while trying to retrace my steps after my deepest plunge yet, my not-so-trusty flashlight failed. I was left in the pitch black dark, cold and shivering. Shaking and tapping on my flashlight gave me brief glimpses of the long dim hallways.

Nearly blind, I stumbled and clawed my way out, pausing only to eat the waxy remnants of the egg salad sandwich I had in my pocket.

I'm not really sure, time cannot be counted down there, but I think it took me almost week to escape. Something happened to me during that terrifying journey. Something I cannot seem to put my finger on.

As I closed in on the last staircase the light of day beckoned from the crack under the door. Yet try as I may I could not reach it. I felt as Tantalus, with the stolen ambrosia of forgotten posts under my arm, reaching for the branches of freedom hanging just out of my grasp.

I cracked. My mind collapsed upon itself as the personalities within struggled for control of my consciousness, vying to take over my waking mind and spring from the dark recesses of my inner fears into the light of day.

I do not know who I am now. I could be several people, but I only seem to have ID for one. Perhaps that is who I am but I cannot be sure.

I seem to recall glimpses of myself committing horrible crimes by tinkering with history. Adding to the past a voice from the present. But a voice not my own, it being filled with sarcastic cynicism, hurled with venomous glee on the walls of Ancient Blogland like angry teens armed with spraypaint.

Longstanding monuments of BlogLand history are now altered. Teams of Sweepers armed with the power of DELETE will have to be sent down into the Pits of Blog to clean up the mess.

My nightmares also include delusions of grandeur manifested in the persona of one who refers to himself everywhere he goes as The PUBLISHER . This upstart imagines himself as a BIG SHOT newspaper publisher who can lead the masses in revolt against the POWERS oF BlogLand. He is a pompous ass, but in all actuality he is nothing more than a puff of smoke on a windy day.

Yet he is there in my mind, seeking the levers which will give him control of my thoughts. He battles the dark side of my personality manifested by the LURKER, and the winner hopes to obtain my mind as the victory prize. Both are egomaniacs and the Psychology Department at good ol BlogLand U will soon become hotbed for the study of schizophrenia and similar disorders.

But I, I remain keithcancook . A simple but lonely blogger on an adult web site.

For a little while.

The battle still rages. The only commonality between us is that we all want to get laid.

Am I one
or am I three?
All I want to be
is me.


( We also agree that bloggers should beware of going into basements. )

Let this be a warning to all those who indulge in the seemingly innocent, but ultimately dangerous pasttime of alter-egoing. When combined with equally dangerous sport of DEEP BLOG DIVING insanity can result. The tattered remains of The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestick Maker posted on May 1st, 2005 were recently unearthed and are reprinted here before ALL BlogLand runs with insanity.


HBowt2 60F

3/26/2006 4:07 am

I ventured into many a basement recently.....now I'll agree with my friend Aqustic....If i wasn't here I'd be somewhere else.....


Kaliedascope61 42M
4084 posts
3/26/2006 4:23 am

This reminds me of something....can't put my finger on it. that line, I remain...ah ha! galedreil!....


keithcancook replies on 3/26/2006 5:22 am:
Bingo! Good eye, dude (Frodo Lives!)

expatbrit49 63M

3/26/2006 5:32 am

lol, I remember the origional post but you really need to get a life or get laid or something.....

ROFL

Thank You for Your Time and Attention


londongames 37M

3/26/2006 5:48 am

keith i was thinkin bout similar things the other day, but the question is: how long do we allow ourselves to stay on here before we start to feel lessened or diminished somehoe in the real world lol...?

I first gave myself 1 single solitary month on A.F.F.. its now running past two... Ive become addicted to conversing across middle earth to lands & folk unbegotten, finding new friends & writing blogs, sharing secrets with strangers!! Maybe i too, should delve deeper into the heart of this phenomenon...........

Till next time,

lg


keithcancook replies on 3/26/2006 1:54 pm:
BlogLand will suck you in. Before you know it a year will have passed...

Blog On!

libgemOH 57M/53F

3/26/2006 6:30 am

See, that's what you get for lurking in basements! -B


keithcancook replies on 3/26/2006 1:05 pm:
I shoulda known better. Next time I will listen to my mother...

catseyes23 62F

3/26/2006 7:24 am

I think I have to agree with Expat,although I never read the original. That's what you get for lurking in dark basements. Lol.

Cats...


keithcancook replies on 3/26/2006 7:54 am:
Ha! See if you can guess in whose basement I was in when all this occured! PMSL

catseyes23 62F

3/26/2006 8:27 am

If I am not mistaken, I went there and it most certainly is yours! Found myself roaming around in the dark too. You really should clean up the spider's webs! Egg salad sandwiches in your pocket? Hope you didn't swallow the lint with it! Wonderful post! Thank you for the chuckle.

Cats...


keithcancook replies on 3/26/2006 8:38 am:
You're welcome, Cats sweetie! Actually it was a plot targeting Expatbrit49's basement. The first three months of his blog are full of the LURKERS ravings. I reposted this old bit because I really do like the writing in it, and it goes along well with The Venting Blog's present alter-ego kick. (hmm, or is that a re-kick?)

I found the egg salad sammich in expats easter post I think. It was already over a month old but it was all I could find in the dark. Plus expat does not stock his basement fridge anyway. Whaddaya gonna do?

catseyes23 62F

3/26/2006 8:50 am

And a wonderful piece of writing it is. I am not going to go roaming around in Expat's basement if he doesn't have his fridge stocked. I might just die from hunger down there!

Cats...


keithcancook replies on 3/26/2006 11:21 am:
See? Did I not say that basements could be dangerous?

rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
3/26/2006 12:52 pm

Babydoll, I'm gonna have to pull a Vanna on you on this one.

Huh?

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


keithcancook replies on 3/26/2006 1:01 pm:
It takes a special person to truly understand the insane, wahinie sweetie...

interested13563 54M
2557 posts
3/26/2006 3:26 pm

This is very good, thoughtful as well as humorous!
Please, continue!


keithcancook replies on 3/26/2006 7:42 pm:
The folks at The Venting Blog aim to please, interested my old friend.

LustyTaurus 49M
21253 posts
3/26/2006 6:54 pm

lol...I went back to some of the first few posts I did only a little over three months ago...and I'm embarrassed...feel like hitting DELETE!!!

Great post Keith...or is that Mr. Cancook?

lustytaurus


keithcancook replies on 3/26/2006 7:50 pm:
I know just what you mean, LT.

You can call me keith, or you can call me Mr. CanCook. You can even call me pig. Perhaps you prefer to call me LURKER, or maybe The PUBLISHER .


Some have called me koocnachtiek, and also Kasey Sea. Others sort of shorten it, and call me KCC.

Cowboy_Deluxe 39M

3/26/2006 7:10 pm

What a post..I crawl in those basements, and it got me addicted!
Also, sorry to say, but your bid was rejected, you can't go over a hundred per bid.. There is no minimum bid raise, but the max is 100 dollars, no doubling..so if you would like to go back and correct your bid, you are more than welcome! I cleaned windows for a living back in my teens....

Cowboy


keithcancook replies on 3/27/2006 6:59 am:
I figured that I couldn't do that when I saw that nobody else had doubled it either, but I really need my windows done so I decided to take a shot anyway...

MaggiesWishes 61F

3/26/2006 7:20 pm

I don't do basements. I'm afraid of the dark.
*can someone turn on the lights here?*


keithcancook replies on 3/27/2006 7:04 am:
As was noted in the comment area of the original post some of those basements go down deep. They were there before the advent of electricity and are not wired.

It is recommended that you take a trusty flashlight with you.

expatbrit49 63M

3/27/2006 6:42 am

Where the fuck am I, I was in my basement there was a strange swirling light in the corner I looked in and now its like I'm in my basement but its not.

Hmm what was it I came down here for anyway

Ok here I am and I was thinking but then again there was this thing that I was suppose to do before the other thing that I came here to do but then again I was about to say that I just lost my train of thought................

but then again something came to mind so I should do this before I get to what it was I came to do otherwise I may not remember what it was I came to do in the first place which as I have eluded to at the beginning when I first arrived that I was thinking but then again there was this thing that I was suppose to do before the other thing that I came here to do but then again I was about to say that I just lost my train of thought ............

but then again something came to mind so I should do this before I get to what it was I came to do otherwise I may not remember what it was I came to do in the first place which as I have eluded to at the beginning when I first arrived that I am and I was thinking but then again there was this thing that I was suppose to do before the other thing that I came here to do but then again I was about to say that I just lost my train of thought but then again something came to mind so I should do this before I get to what it was I came to do otherwise I may not remember what it was I came to do in the first place which as I have eluded to at the beginning when I first arrived that I was thinking but then again there was this thing that I was suppose to do before the other thing that I came here to do but then again I was about to say that I just lost my train of thought .......

but then again something came to mind so I should do this before I get to what it was I came to do otherwise I may not remember what it was I came to do in the first place which as I have eluded to at the beginning when I first arrived that I was thinking but then again there was this thing that I was suppose to do before the other thing that I came here to do but then again I was about to say that I just lost my train of thought .............

but then again something came to mind so I should do this before I get to what it was I came to do otherwise I may not remember what it was I came to do in the first place which as I have eluded to at the beginning when I first arrived that I was thinking but then again there was this thing that I was suppose to do before the other thing that I came here to do but then again I was about to say that I just lost my train of thought .............

but then again something came to mind so I should do this before I get to what it was I came to do otherwise I may not remember what it was I came to do in the first place which as I have eluded to at the beginning when I first arrived that………………..

Help I seem to be stuck in a temporal causality loop that every time I press the link it comes back here and I am destined to keep repeating the same rubbish for ever.......

MAKE IT STOP

Thank You for Your Time and Attention


keithcancook replies on 3/27/2006 6:57 am:


Okay, okay ol pal. I can see that insanity does not work very well with you. Come back into the light, and descend the depths no more...

southrnpeach333 51F

3/27/2006 8:31 am

I have found some very deep basements with winding stairs pulling me downward, compeled to continue. Then again I have found some very LARGE basements that are sadly very shallow. Yours certainly have the winding stairs.


GleesFlakyShawl 51M
1620 posts
3/27/2006 9:39 am

hey my alter-rascal has asked me to confirm if ur stuck in the basement again...... and u can always visit my place, its still open, watch the cobwebs!!!!!!!!!!!


keithcancook 61M
17930 posts
3/27/2006 11:38 am

I have been in basements fitting the large-shallow description. Yet some of those seemingly shallow ones, the ones that have several posts every day of the month, well... many of them reveal minute aspects of the daily life of the blogger.

I was in one such basement last month. I spent 4+ hours over several days looking through that thing. Mundane in many ways, yet combined the posts formed a profile of that blogger that I found completely fascinating.

I left a few comments here and there, but mostly I just read page after page of posts without entering the comment area at all.

jeeze, I would still be down there if I tried to enter each comment area. I believe it to be the largest basement in all BlogLand.

PS: The Venting Blog is different of course. Often the comment areas of it's posts are far more interesting than the posts themselves. BlogLanders of every stripe have played in them and the effects of their visit sometimes appear in their future posts.


TTigerAtty 63M

3/27/2006 6:36 pm

Keith ... I suspect that if we were to declare a 30-day moratorium on new blog postings, we could all occupy ourselves quite profitably by doing what you're doing. Much good work down there in those basements. And we just keep building higher. Will the foundations support the enormous weight of some of these massive blogs? Have you seen any structural problems developing down there?


keithcancook replies on 3/31/2006 7:42 am:
No problems have been noticed yet down there, TTA. Everything has been constructed according to code...

oldman1776 79M
3164 posts
3/28/2006 12:56 am

I enjoy basement diving you can see how a person has changed if the time here. Some times it is scarry and hard to find your way out.

It hasen't driven me crazy yet altho some may not agree.

Great post by the way.


keithcancook replies on 3/31/2006 7:37 am:
LMAO! Include me with the "some", old one

ih8usrnames 41M

3/31/2006 5:03 am

Blogville...BlogLand??? I'm confused. Is it that I've taken residence in a town called Blogville in a country called BlogLand? Perhaps. If so, nice to know that I live in a country

Thankyou for the warning about alter-egoing. My fellow, this one who follows me around everywhere, doesn't have a wide range of expression, so hopefully he won't run amuck too bad.

Those basements. I've been down into basements, taken a look around, even spraypainted commentd here and there (these were in the days before I knew spraypainting was, but I did it anyway). Remembering some episodes from my misspent youth I sometimes hope that those "Teams of Sweepers armed with the power of DELETE" are well on thier way.

Mann, u not laydee


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