On Melancholy

Forsooth seems to be suffering it, big time, and it's been affecting her blog output:

…it's just that I have been wondering, for several months now, why on earth anyone would want to read this thing. I've been thinking about writing a lot (oh how navel-gazy) and have come to the conclusion that neither now or ever will I have anything worth saying, any actual knowledge or information, or even a stylish way of saying nothing (also a good and marketable skill). I’m not fishing for compliments here…I really feel as though I struggle for words, flounder even to express things that are clear in my head. Therefore, I ought not to be blogging.
The initial idea behind this blog, however, was never to inform: it was that the content should be humorous. Whether or not I succeeded, I rarely find anything these days to be so funny that it needs to be reproduced for complete strangers. I don’t do much, even less than I used to, and really, does anyone need to hear about the doings of a bunch of 20-somethings in Cairo? So snoozy. Nothing unique about it. I mean, I was thinking about blogging about how bummed out I am that my friends are all leaving Egypt and making some ill-informed odiously pretentious reflection on how inevitable it is, how typical and traditional, the economy, identity issues and all that shit but how impossibly maudlin, right?

I know what she means by that!


  1. I agree with her. Who wants to hear from a bigot and a hatemonger, whether Egyptian or any other nationality? I gave her the benefit of the doubt the first couple times I saw racist comments (always against whites) from her, but when she stated here on your blog that Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan were criminals who deserved to be killed while she was living and working in Canada, that was way too much. I might have figured it was just an emotional outburst that she didn’t really mean, if it hadn’t been for all the racist posts/comments she had made about white Canadians…

  2. forsoothsayer says:

    thanks for the link dude! i hadn’t realized.
    craig, you’re an idiot. i have nothing against people of any race. any remarks you think i made to that end were obviously humorous and could not have been taken seriously by anyone with a brain.
    as for canadian soliders, there’s nothing hateful or unusual about thinking that contract killers (any volunteer solider) know what they’re getting into when they agree to make murder their livelihood. No one deserves to be killed, but I won’t mourn them. murder begets murder.