Typewriter: Fandemic Dead Atlanta

Fandemic Dead happened in February! Here are the pages people typed with my typewriter at my Creator’s Alley table (sanitizer provided).

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Fandemic Dead Atlanta 2022

Add anything to this page!

oi hi 890 hiiii hi

how are you

hi

everything will be okay…
sucks one day someone will walk across your grave sebastian stan
Hello According to all known laws of aviation there is no way I’ve got a
I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts. joey is really freaking cool. Alex is alright.
Howdy. I want food Please and thank you oh and I want sleep

Leave your mom’s phone number please. Your mom is a very nice lady.
$f your mom
if your moms number was an amount of money how much money would you have?
hhhhh sorry I had a moment… The moment was a stroke

lovelife@ @minor.michela @major.jte

love laugh live
hike
We met Chandler Riggs and he was sooo sweet – Lydia & paige.) vanessa brooklyn
kill her mommy kill her / gay cowboys hello hello I like apples gay cowboys gay cowboys

john bernthal is quite attractive. um no. die then. *then. I will not. You stink
You are stinky.

Fandemic Dead Atlanta 3/2022

contribute what you will

hi my name is paige 🙂

hey you owen pugs are cute james rodil have a good sorry I meant good negan lives

Count your Blessings

hi how is your day

what do you do when you wake up and

Hi, I’m from michigan glad to meet you…

shiela

david hilliad

add lunarmizaru on runescape

hh
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Fandemic Dead Atlanta 2022

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oi h hhi 890 hhiiii iiiiii hi

hhow are you

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everything will be okay…
sucks llooneyday someonewill walk across your gravehi eb sebastian staan
Hello wo l my he i h According to ll known laws ofaviatin thee isno way i ve got a
i ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts. joey is really freking cool.Alex is alright.
Howdy.I want food Please and thank you oh and i want leep

Leave yorm msmom8s phone number please. Your mom is a very nice lady.
$f your mom

if your hmom8s number was an amount of money how much money ouwould you have?
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhh sorry i had a moment…. T em moment was a stroke

l velife@ @minor.michela @major.jte

love laugh live
hi ke
We met Chandler Riggs and he was sooo sweet – Lydia & paige .) vanessa b rooklynn
kill her mommy kill her gay cowboyshelo hello i like apples gay cowbys gay cowb
jon bernthal is quite attractive.um no. die th h. *then. i will not. ou stink
ouy you are stinky.

Fandemic Dead Atlanta 3/2022

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hi m y name is paige .:)
hey u owen pug are cute james rodil have a good sorry i meant go goodn negan lives
Count your Blessings

hhi how is yyou er day

h tbdomyou do when you wake up and

Hi I,,,m from michigamnglad to meet you……

sheila

th d thedavid hilliad

dd add lunarmizaru on runescape

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Fandemic Dead Atlanta 3/2022 last day

I feel like star material.

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Typewriter: Why verbatim transcripts?

(I flew this sentiment past my social media with no uproar, and I’m including it here where it can be referenced for my type transcripts.)

Why the verbatim transcripts?

When taking down other people’s direct words, I acknowledge that though I can usually discern what a person means to say (as a sometime professional editor and copy editor), there are times when someone’s linguistic culture may be different from mine in ways I am totally unaware. At Standing Rock for instance, I can’t spell check native wording. Black language has its own innovations, and I also allow for artistic license. I don’t wish to unwittingly erase other cultures or intentional deviations from standard english.

I recall learning that there have been social traumas around verbatim transcribed quotes in journalism. Some people get the benefit of editor’s polish, while others may be depicted as less eloquent by including the pauses, ticks, and sounds that everybody makes while speaking aloud. This may be extended to include average typewriter proficiency error. This is not my intention. I have done paid transcription work, and I do know how to make spoken language into intelligible text. For other purposes, my methods may be different.

The original, unedited text is in the image, but text in an image isn’t searchable. While I do post group pages on my site in their own time, as part of the service I render by taking first person accounts, I have made searchable text – both possibly as intended, and as-is. Again, because I may be wrong about a name, or a word. Maybe someone wonders if they can find that page where they put their ‘thizz face’ line, but if I edited to their ‘this face’ then their historically recorded specificity has been erased by the clueless. That can extend to names, concepts, anything.

Fidelity may seem more important for some statements in some settings, but again from the historian’s viewpoint, I choose not to weigh the value of recorded statements. A six-year-old saying Hi on the typewriter may be as important as the political manifesto. Oftentimes history is left searching for the ordinary.

By recording what may seem like mistakes or errors in transcription, I am not trying to magnify them. I am instead humbly acknowledging the limits of my own cultural awareness, while embracing the authenticity of the original writer, without judgment and perhaps with some joy of appreciation. Mistakes can be charming, in a world of official accounts polished by the elite. I do create an edited version for easier reading, but I am uneasy about creating only one version altered by my biases, known or unknown, even if having mistakes re-recorded makes some feel self-conscious. I offer an apology to any who may feel disrespected, but I insist on honoring language diversity to the best of my ability.

Do I bother making unedited transcripts of my own typing? No, because I know my own mistakes and intentions, but for others, I do not. My typewriter poetry is a different collaborative practice in which I have some authorship. I claim no sole authorship over collectively typewritten pages, though I may have contributed.

I do not claim to be a real historian, or a journalist in this capacity. This isn’t the same as writing an article, which I have done professionally. I just have a great typewriter that can offer a moment of entertainment and release with a touch of posterity, at times that may be casual or serious. I don’t lay individual claim to this practice; if others want to record first-person accounts on the site of any event with a typewriter, I’ll be pleased to know of it but they don’t require my approval. I generally do not profit from collective typed pages, but the CC0 Creative Commons rights agreement allows anyone to do so. I enjoy seeing people learn a new skill, accept imperfections, have an experience with thought and word, and feel that they have a voice and a place in a record.

With sincerity, Eva L. Elasigue

Poem: when a daughter thinks of her dad

when a daughter thinks of her dad
for Summer & Jordan, Father’s Day

never done before
figuring out a style
telling the things that are important
a lot of knowledge
and style in the person
that is so deeply appreciated
the caring person they know through and through
it’s a cool blue twilight
at this typewriter on the street
when a daughter thinks of her dad

[Eva L. Elasigue / ELE CC-BY 4.0 Creative Commons]

I was in San Diego when typewriter poet Jeremy Brownlowe and I sat our typewriters next to each other on the sidewalk to type in tandem, and I was the one to handle this request from passersby.