When I first arrived at Faux-Pas and saw what looked like a member of Sepultura I was expecting a nasty poorly written angst filled journal. Once again stereotypes and pre-conceived notions were inaccurate. Just how do you turn that part of human nature off?
Faux-pas is the journal, poetry and journey of Eric, a self-proclaimed eccentric who has a lot to say. Eric is a very articulate and intelligent writer who shares a lot of life experience in his journal. The site is clean and well designed and quite functional. (I found a few dead links for pics however…tsk tsk) The more entries I read, the more I was surprised there wasn’t a lot of black in the design…
The author voices many strong opinions on many things such as racism, love, tobacco, depression, the struggle with his past, relationships (usually bad) (with his father, mother, girlfriends…) and the bleakness of his existence. Eric has led a rough life (understatement) and it comes across in the tone of his writing…(which may offend some weaker sensibilities) I however, think Eric’s strong tone adds a uniqueness and earnestness to his writing. I think writing is somewhat cathartic for the author, he unloads a ton of emotion within his journal. Not to mention a lot of very decent poetry.
“There are things that I try not to think of. There are people that I try to forget. But all of the rage inside me won’t let. There are things that others have done to me, things they have said; they made fun of me. But it’s all in the past they say. Still, it doesn’t go away.”
The author has a dark sense of humor which comes across in many entries:
“I would first deport any types of people that I dislike to Siberia. I would then make Pop Tarts illegal. I would launch a massive multi billion dollar ad campaign against Pop Tarts. I will also have gum and patches to help people become unaddicted to Pop Tarts.”
I’m not sure how many people would want to read this journal all the time. It is very heavy, very intense and very moving… Sometime too much so. If you need perspective however, Faux-Pas is an exceptional well written resource.
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