“Let us write," I said. “At last, let us write! Look there from fortune’s pen: the first true testimonial. We are about to witness the renaissance of expression.”
Comrades! We declare to you that no more shall we be manacled in reverence for the past. We are nauseated by the despicable sloth that, ever since the founding of Care2, has had those who would pen a testimonial forever enslaved in foolish endeavor to mimic the glories of testimonial classicism.
Oh, how the spring of inspirational vigour has stagnated in the weary pedantry of formalism! A thousand standard forms, all singing odes to how wonderful a person this soul might be, full of fun and giggles and generosity. To reverence these forms is to distill our creativity into an ashen vase. To the disciples of other art-forms, testimonialism is still a land of the dead: a vast Atlantisi still casting up enticements of its putrefaction for the pleasures of the carrion-birds. And how those birds feed! How they poison the soul of the testimonial with the venom of their pomposity!
Ahh, but testimonial writing is being reborn, and in the shadow of its resurgence, we are riding forth, cresting a wave of fire, and we light the stars in our wake. We endow Care2 with a new magnetism, and we make of the testimonial a doorway, where once it was a mere moss-strangled relic. All you champions of description – we defy you! We cast down all your cosy portraits, and in its place, we raise the banners of the bizarre, the surreal, and the downright ridiculous!
Yes, we are replenishing the well of the absurd from very bones of sanity’s fallen edifice….
We state our purpose thusly:
1. To deny the lure of reciprocal aggrandizement which has for so long tethered the wings of the testimonial to the lead weights of egoism
2. To distort and smash the mirrors through which the testimonial reflects the essence of its bearer
3. To exalt every form of originality, even if foolhardy, even if profoundly stupid
4. To bear bravely and proudly the smear of "madness" with which they try to gag all innovators
5. To regard all testimonial critics as useless and dangerous
6. To rebel against the tyranny of logic and common sense
7. To sweep from the field of testimonial creativity every monument of themes exploited to vacuity.
8. To render and magnify the glamour of impulsive pointlessness….
Look at us, my friends! We are untired: our testimonial pens are unexhausted, for they are fed by the implaccable flame of insanity. We stand so high upon the very pinnacle of lunacy that we can wrap a string around the moon and make of it our yo-yo. We are free, we are brave, and we say the word ‘mongoose’ for no reason at all!
You put your right leg out and wiggle your toes, then slap your arse and stick out your tongue simultaneously, followed by a face-wrenching grimace and a flick of the left arm upwards, and completed with a the delicate leap of a doe. You can squeak also if you wish.
I have always wanted to take part in a movement of lunacy, to count myself in the number of crazies; to turn on the angry torch-bearers with a look of shear madness in my eyes, vowing that, though they may lock me in that dark dungeon of normalcy, they will never chain my lunatic soulahahahahahahahahahahahah
...oh %#&!*%, was I rambling again? The doctors promised that would stop with this new medication....
I find myself oddly intrigued...I have been mesmerized by the rotating testy Martti laid on me...spinning purple shining things seem to do that to me and glitter I can't even say enough about glitterI swear things just haven't been the same since that last trip....Oh, crap...
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I may contain:Beef,Pork,mechanically seperated Turkey,Water,Corn
Syrup,Salt,Potassium Lactate,Partially Hydrolized Beef Stock,Sodium
Phosphates,,Sodium Diacetate,Asorbic Acid,Sodium Nitrate,and extracts
of Paprika.But I'd love it if you'd hold me against you.
Oh woe is I! Onan never speaks ingredients to me. But, I do acknowledge Magick's superior bespelling power, her glamor, her bewitchery, her... well, her everything... But, even a woman such as I longs for sweet endearments as ... as ... as ... What were we talking about again? OOOH, oh, yes, yes, I am in.
Oh, but the movement is already well underway, and gathering momentum. Since the manifesto was published, we have seen testies become pictorial, then animated, and now the phoneomena of testy-pimping and commercial testies....
Testies are already shattering the bonds of classicism
Goddess Blessings, I am a very crazed, lunacy ridden, old haggy crone of a witch, who has primo medications and papers to prove both. (hehehehehehe) Not only do I have the above stated, I also have a cupboard full of toads (or should I say, a cupboard full of those who did not take heed). I came in a bit late, but can I join the wackiness????? Your sister in Love -donna
Oh, I forgot to add, by the time you get to my age, when you discuss joining "movements" sometimes that takes on different meanings (you know, lack of fiber in your diet!). I am assuming we are not talking about that in this company!
erudition? uttered from mouths sanguine? in c2? a smattering of anarchy in our midst? by Jove! I may have a go at that! lead on ye of intrepid garulousness and let the annointments commence!
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I believe women have strived for a Constitutional Amendment to have governorship over papal smears for quite some time, eh? but the gynos are mostly men and don't want to relinquish the golden goose to usurpement.
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