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).

[EDITED]

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

Add anything to this page!

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

contribute what you will

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.

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.

Typewriter: Collective Page, Open Mic @ The Haven

This was a beautiful open mic night on 2/21/22 in the recently-expanded Portland, OR art collective space known as The Haven. Along with my reading on the mic, I hosted my Hermes 3000 for people to add things to a page.

Edited transcript:

@ The Haven PDX art collective
Open Mic night 2/22

Collaborative page:
Contribute anything!
facilitated by Eva L. Elasigue

my chaos is my offering… a sacrifice for transmutation^
the universe says hello.
I’m so confused!
glass apples beating fastgood tidings to all baby garfunkles, hobgobbles,
love urself
poopbucket and all
I am conscious and stuck in this typewriter, help
pull yourself up
and
we can help

Verbatim transcript:

@ The Haven PDX art collective
Open Mic night 2/22

Collaborative page:
Contribute anything!
facilitated by Eva L. Elasigue

my chaos is my offering… a sacrifice for transmutation^
the universe says hello.
I,m so confused!
gl ss a ples beating fastgood idings to all baby garfunkles,hobgobbles,
love urself
poopbucket andall
I am conscious and stuck in this typewriter, help
pull yourself up
and
we can help

Typewriter: Collective Page 2, DisCon 333

Here’s the second page from that great Type, Tea & Chocolate late hours room party. Someone bestowed me with genuine vintage WorldCon letterhead at this point, and we put it to historical use. For reference, we’re at WorldCon 79 here, so this paper is older than me.

Edited transcription:

… from the Dealer’s Room freebie table at DisCon III ! 2021
[ the paper – ed. This was still in Room 333 ]

messages from outer and inner space:
if — and only if —
if we should see a better future —
may this find you well, O Reason, Reader.
echleiwen dech
ech haerzen dech
ech hunn dech gaer

May you have good fun with good friends, good health and a great year

a few parting words
(?) ampi n he irelintswi ming throughtheflo ting dr msembes
on the wind

Despite or because
we know it’s not possible
wonders anyway John Hertz 18 Dec 21 2:20am


Verbatim transcription:

… from the Dealer’s Room freebie table at DisCon III ! 2021
[ the paper – ed. This was still in Room 333 ]

messages from outer and inner space:
if — and only if —
if we should see a better future —
may this find you well, O Reason, Reader.
echleiwen dech
ech haerzen dech
ech hunn dech gaer

May you hve good fun with good friendws, good health and a great yoear

a few parting words
(?) ampi n he irelintswi ming throughtheflo ting dr msembes
on the wind

Despite or because
we know it’s not possible
wonders anyway John Hertz 18 Dec 21 2:20am

Typewriter: Collective Page, DisCon 333

This page was created on my Hermes 3000 at the Type, Tea & Chocolate late hours room 333 party at DisCon II, WorldCon December 2021, held in Washington D.C. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Edited transcript:

DisCon III 2021 !
add what you like to this sheet of paper
request assistance if inexperienced with a typewriter

anything.
hello world
Tom Hanks likes TYPEWRITERS
rolling the page, what is time….
YYUR
YYUB
ICUR
YY4ME
can I even remember how to keep from jamming the keys
Life doesn’t end at 30.
My 9 yr old loves, LOVES typewriters…. really
Hi. We typewriters love him, too.
But we’re not allowed to say so.
I wrote my college application essays using one of these. Seven separate sets
Argh scales rose from the water, wetly overlapping in an intricate pattern
This is a test. This is a test of the emergency broadcast system
one ring to rule them all,
one ring to find them
Yoghurt is such a strange fooooood. just look at it…
does this work / where is the space bar? Nevermind. Kitten hello
oh no oh no I got spoiled by an electric – thought the ribbon was drying
and yet. AND YET. this is just so much more satisfying….
[shield the world is outcast(?)]
Lemon ginger chocolate is a surreal experience.

Verbatim transcript:

DisCon III 2021 !

add what you like to this sheet of paper
request assistance if inexperienced with a typewriter.

anything
hello world
Tom Hanks likres TYPEWRITERS
ro lig the pag, what is time….
YYUR
YYUB
ICUR
YY4ME
can I evenrmebe how tokeepfrojammig t ekeys Life doe n’t end at 30.
My 9 yr old loves, LOVES typewriters…. really
Hi. We typewriters love him, too.
But we;re not allowed to say so.
I wrote my college application essays usingone of these. Seven separate sets
Arghscales rose from thewater, wetly overlapping in an intricate pattern
This is a test. This is a test of the emergency broadcast system
o ne ring to rule hem all,
one ring to find them
oghut is such a strange fooooood. ju t look t it…
oesthiswork/whe eistespacebar? Nevemind. K itten hello
hoh no oh no i gotspoioled by an electric — though the ribbon was drying
and yet. AND YET. this is just so much more satisfying….
Lemon ginger chocolate is a surreal experience.

Typewriter: Collective Page, OryCon 42 room

This happened in November 2021, when I was given some some space to host my typewriter in a side meeting room at OryCon Portland. A poetic footnote, contributed by others.

Edited transcript:

ORYCON 42!

just add anything . . .
still here … you lit the fire in me
yes nigh is te(a)

Verbatim transcript:

ORYCON 42!
just add anything . . .
still here … you lit thefire inme
yes nigh is te(a)

[text & image CC-0 4.0 Creative Commons]

Poetry: Soul of the Mask, transcribed

resplendent in crimson and mist, the great cosmos swirling around her outstretched hand
(ELE for Skye)

Deep and expansive, the minute changes beat to beat are like the growth of a wild joy
(ELE for Jordan)

vibrant voice, the focus of thought and contemplation, expressing the inexpressible
(ELE for Paul)

playful, curious, the adventure unfolds with a shake of the head and wiggles out
(ELE for Nolan)

shadows peeking around corners, edges melting into the air, somehow shining
(ELE for Aura)

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

These were transcribed from the original typewriter slips. This comes from the Masquerade event in Providence, RI in October of 2021.

Article here: https://evalisaelasigue.wordpress.com/2021/10/14/typewriter-poetry-soul-of-the-mask-masquerade-ball-providence/

Typewriter Poetry: Soul of the Mask, Masquerade Ball Providence

I set up a typewriter table, buddied with artist Aura Lunae at this elegant night of music and art:

Here we are! I sold some zine broadsheets of my new-this-year Cabaret Poem, and my bespoke experiment was titled Soul of the Mask (pose for poetry). People could pose for me their masquerade persona, and I typed them a single poetic line to capture the energy of the moment.

Following, some of the poetry embodied on this night:

Typewriter: Cabaret Poem Feb 2021

A troupe of creative performers in training residency together with Momentom at El Pital-Ometepe-Nicaragua assembled a variety showcase cabaret. My writer’s role involved typing a few lines of poetry during each performance, and sharing these reflections between acts. This included a grand entrance: I was acrobatically lifted across the stage to my typewriter station. To begin, here is the poetry in abstracted nine-part form, with some lines in spanish:

Cabaret Poem

1.
knowing understanding
the breath,
el fuerte interno
holding the connection

2.
contemplate,
poder como el mar
wild forces elemental
in the warrior

3.
sensual y ritmico
the grace of feeling
trabajo del corazon
in rainbow light
visiones del todo

4.
from the shadows of thought
climb,
a libertad
the being in wholeness
la vida en el viento
sparkle in the diamond

5.
adventure
espiritu
con amigos

6.
danger in extension
la geometria
orbiting the center
returning to the self
los circulos y espirales del tiempo

7.
el hombre magico y mysterioso
con los manos
moving the world

8.
la mariposa del muerte y vida
the whorls of this galaxy’s flaming suns
el sol y la tierra
open the gates of possibility
to infinity

9.
a sense of purpose
the staff of will
luchar por el verdad
with swords of integrity

[licensed CC-BY 4.0 Creative Commons]

Above are the pages typed on the spot!

With some of my espanol upgrading.

(with writer-announcer John Early)

Preparing my station and accepting the mic.

And here at the end, is the beginning:

(with acroyoga performer Jonny Karroll)