HEEeeeey don't leave me on the speaker!
My Simondon notes
before all individuation, a reality of atomism and hylomorphism.
distinguish it as such before being as an individual
We must approach being and it’s result “the individual” through individuation.
“The genesis of individuals within the operation of individuation as it is unfolding.”
"The story behind a drawing I gave to LPW"
Though a hermaphrodite, this elf in their village was the immutable favorite and that’s why they were able to continue to rear the young. The role of they-who-rear-the-young determines one young as an elf - the posterior one as born an elf - but at the time it gains its one-ness at the time of being not-one. The elders in the village have made slovenly comparisons to the philosophies of Chinese who believe a baby’s existence has been solidified by a year in the womb. It’s birth is the logical continuation of an existence that remits itself beyond pure being and in such a continuation there is immense movement, into multiplicity. This elf had a cloudy birth process. Their mommy and papa had yet to assign it a role amongst the others in the then-colony which now made up the village. It was an elf, yes but one without a being. When they were of age, they referred to themselves as Bhavana.
Tonight we were talking about playing with Yu-Gi-Oh cards when we were ten and eleven. I always feel funny talking about this particular game, because I was a rather secretive player at the time. In the fourth grade, at the height of the cardgame’s popularity, most of my male peers felt they had matured past this type of play and its associations with the anime craze, with Pokemon and Digimon, two ubiquitous trends from the early years of elementary school. The theme of strong human animal relationships in these games may have seemed slightly childish, or just inapplicable to the lives of the boys, who in the following year, would be playing on school sports teams, and a year after that, going to dances.