my commentary on the internet
So did anyone see the lunar eclipse on Saturday night?
I took out the telescope to have a closer look. After a while, I decided to try taking a photo through the telescope with the iPhone.
It was a very hit or miss operation and my hand was shaking so much… but I did manage a shot or two.
This is my first typecast, so I’ll keep everything left-aligned to make it easier for me.
So already there is a typo, and the anal part of me is itching to retype the whole thing to fix it up, but that’s not the point of this exercise, is it?
I find, when typing on a typewriter – san first draft – that I have trouble thinking of something to write. More accurately, I am wary of typing anything until I have it semi-formulated in my head.
This, of course, makes sense, as you cannot delete off a typewritten page.
But at the same time I find that my mind is not used to fully forming sentences before committing them to paper; my mind is used to being allowed to see the formless ideas spewed onto the screen before going back to edit them before clicking “send” or “submit”.
I think this exercise might help my writing in some ways. Although in some ways it would force me to write slower, it may force me to think and formulate my ideas more quickly.
Reading the above entry, I could already see some sentence structure that needs improving.
And some spelling.
From my only typewriter,It seems a lot of typecasts sign off with the model of the typewriter they used to type with, but I only have one the Imperial Good Companion 1943
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|1.||↑||It seems a lot of typecasts sign off with the model of the typewriter they used to type with, but I only have one|
For a very long time, I’ve thought about getting a typewriter. Not the electric one, nor the plastic ones from the 60’s or 70’s, but the honest-to-god-all-made-of-metal-could-kill-someone-if-you-threw-it typewriters.
A recent correspondence between my latest IGGPPC-assigned pen-friend and I got me scouring eBay and Googling for any possible candidates in my area.
My criteria were as follows (in no particular order):
Of course some of my criteria conflicted with each other:
After a week of eBay deep-diving – which included a lot of frustration-born hair-pulling – as all the pretty machines were selling at ridiculous prices overseas, whereas all the Australia-based sellers were posting falling apart machines for 10x the price – I managed to snap this little beauty for $80AUD.
It’s an Imperial The Good Companion typewriter and accordingly to the internet, it’s a 1943 model. I’ve still to find where the serial number is on this thing, so if any of you out there know where I should look, please leave a comment.
I am hoping to type my future correspondences with my pen-friend on this typewriter. And may, I would even try a hand at typecasting!
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|1.||↑||it’s all relative, of course|