Invisible?

Yes indeed. In the real world, in the gay world, in the blogging community, including the primarily LDS “bloggernacle,” on the boards for home theater, musical theater, movies and other arts communities, in design and graphics, photography, writing, and games, even in computer geekdom, I fly around unseen, unknown, alone. I am now and for the foreseeable future, The Invisible Man (TIM, for short).


Stay-at-home Moms with darling kids and their problems, single women who are blog-dating, lawyers who speak only legalese, pious scripture-quoters, serious scholars, and anybody straight and married, seems to have licked the invisibility problem.

It isn’t all bad. The web has given me a new kind of community (though a new cloak of anonymity too) and a new daily activity, writing. I’ve got an “issue” to energize me into activism of a sort: legalization of gay marriage and its political ramifications. I will be writing about this from time to time.

I’ve got interests in music, theater, musical theater and home theater, and movies; these will all be written about from time to time. I’m not a writer, per se, but I am/was a big reader, and I’ll keep you all up-to-date with my reading.

Finally, since I’m unemployed, I’m forced to sell my New York apartment before I run out of money completely, so the next few months should be eventful for The Invisible Man (TIM, for short) and I think an online journal, this blog, is a good way to do self-analysis.

And I will play around with the graphics of the blog, changing them as often as every day. I spent 15 years working at a design firm, churning out printed material, and though I was glad to give that up, I miss a rigorous typesetting session, so I’ll see if I can get that across in this blog.

Anything else? Ok, go.

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26 Responses to Invisible?

  1. Chad Too says:

    I very much look forward to more access to your point of view. Your blog is on my list of favorites now.

  2. This will be daily (or however often you write) reading for me.

  3. danithew says:

    I’m glad you’ve got a blog. ‘Bout time! 🙂

  4. dfletcher says:

    Hi, guys!

    I originally wanted to call this blog “Mr. Cellophane,” from the song from Chicago which is about the same thing (invisibility) but there’s already a blog by the name.

  5. Kristine says:

    Heh! I knew we’d get you blogging eventually. Hail, fellow, and welcome to the dark side!!

  6. greenfrog says:

    yay!

  7. Jack says:

    Alright! I’m chomping at the bit for first rate comentary on the performing arts. This is wonderful, D.–or should we call you Tim now?

  8. dfletcher says:

    Hehe, I haven’t figured out what to be called. I’m just D., for now.

  9. TIM says:

    The more I think about it, the more I’m very satisfied with the name The Invisible Man. It evokes more than just middle-age invisibility and loneliness. It’s about literature, and movies, science fiction and horror, conscience and psychosis. It could be the name of a superhero, or even perhaps, evoke comparison to the Holy Ghost.

    I’ll probably refer to myself in the third person as The Invisible Man, such as “TIM thought the movie was dreadful,” but the other part of the time, I’m just me, D.

  10. White Mormon Middle-Aged Chunky Unemployed Single Short Invisible

    So, is this dfletcher’s blog? If so, I’ll be visiting. Other than the gay part of the list, I’ve been through the other parts. Wish you well in all your hardship.

    Glad the real Blognative Dissonance sent me here.

  11. Steven B. says:

    You might consider Aquent.com as a resource for temporary work. They tend to focus on creative professionals and advertising. Oh wait, you gave that up. Good thing.

  12. Hello,
    Yesterday is already a dream and tomorrow is only a vision but today well-lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. – from the Sanskrit. Dare to dream and start plan and take massive actions.

  13. Beijing says:

    There’s already a book called The Invisible Man, and that’s not stopping you (nor should it). So why let a measly little blog called Mr. Cellophane stop you from calling your blog what you really want to call it?

  14. The Wiz says:

    Heh Heh. Don’t let blogging suck up all your time! Hope to see you around.

    From one of the Mormon Moms with darling kids. 🙂

  15. TIM says:

    Yes, the title is well-used. There’s the H.G.Wells original. There’s a Ralph Ellison novel from 1952. There’s a novel and a movie called Memoirs of an Invisible Man (the movie stars Chevy Chase).

    Somehow, it suits me to be cliché. More invisible that way.

  16. Rusty says:

    TIM is brilliant. Very Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Now I just want to see some fire come out of your hands.

  17. Rosalynde says:

    Hi D.! Sorry I’m late to the party. Chunky and short? Not the way I remember you!

    Now: blogging won’t stop you from writing more music, will it? Because if it will, I cannot in good conscience contribute to such a tragedy!

  18. TIM says:

    Welcome, everyone. My first task (beyond writing) is going to try to install an animated header. I’ve got a drawing of me in glasses, and I’d like to animate it so I … fade away, leaving only the glasses. I haven’t a clue how to do this, perhaps Motion? or something like that? Anyway, I’m all ears to suggestions.

  19. annegb says:

    I’ll be here regularly.

  20. Bobster says:

    Ha, I originally had a blog called “Mr. Cellophane” on blogger.com. It died a quick and painful death because…

    …wait for it…

    …no one noticed it. Buh-dum-DUM.

  21. dfletcher says:

    I expect to be ignored as well. I guess TIM can’t blog for any reason beyond self-analysis and connecting with a few friends.

  22. Last Lemming says:

    Please, please, be the invisible man from the B.F. Saint novel, not the one from the Chevy Chase movie.

  23. john f. says:

    D. this looks like it will be a cool and interesting project.

    I am sorry you feel invisible though. I certainly hope you aren’t serious that you feel that way among the LDS blogs! That just isn’t true.

    But it’s about time you got your own blog!

  24. TIM says:

    Hi, John!

    I’m gonna try my own blog for awhile, to see how it plays out. I’ve known a number of bloggers, very intelligent and loquacious people, whose blogs have all died after a time, because no one was reading them. In fact, I might be even more invisible with my own blog, rather than just commenting every place else.

  25. john f. says:

    I certainly hope not.

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