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(Open Culture)   Present-day Stephen King's best advice to his 16-year-old self could be summed up, simply, as "Don't do drugs"   (openculture.com ) divider line
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2013-10-26 04:43:03 PM  
He wrote his best stuff on drugs, sure he might be healthier now, but he would not be a rich and famous author.
 
2013-10-26 04:48:50 PM  

Tom_Slick: He wrote his best stuff on drugs, sure he might be healthier now, but he would not be a rich and famous author.


See also: Hunter S. Thompson, Ken Keasy, countless other authors, musicians, comedians, etc.
 
2013-10-26 04:49:24 PM  

Tom_Slick: He wrote his best stuff on drugs, sure he might be healthier now, but he would not be a rich and famous author.


He's the Robin Williams of horror fiction.
 
2013-10-26 05:05:51 PM  
Hey, at least he followed the advice of one Dr Sam Beckett.
 
2013-10-26 05:06:44 PM  
He didn't do drugs, he did cocaine. Coke makes you think you're interesting and enables you to opine about that in 36 hour blocks.
Real drugs however, like DMT, enable you to fly backwards inside of lilac ether bass vapors while your brain and mind separate into dance and dancer, and your subharmonic core slowly resembles an out-of-control spinning ejaculation of honey plasma.
He does write a lot of words and he has written some good books, but I can tell he has never embroidered himself onto a billowing silk sheet of disintegrating reality.
 
2013-10-26 05:15:07 PM  
Yes, alcohol and nicotine are awful things.  Very dark and evil things.  Please, to every teenager out there, stay away from drugs.
 
2013-10-26 05:20:51 PM  
Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be successful drug using writers.
 
2013-10-26 05:24:43 PM  

MrHappyRotter: Yes, alcohol and nicotine are awful things.  Very dark and evil things.  Please, to every teenager out there, stay away from drugs.


He was snorting cocaine to the point he was getting massive nosebleeds. And he's a recovering alcoholic.
 
2013-10-26 05:34:39 PM  
He should have told himself not to walk so close to the side of the road
 
2013-10-26 05:39:28 PM  

YoOjo: He didn't do drugs, he did cocaine. Coke makes you think you're interesting and enables you to opine about that in 36 hour blocks.


Which explains why his books are always so f*cking LONG.
 
2013-10-26 05:44:10 PM  

YoOjo: Coke makes you think you're interesting and enables you to opine about that in 36 hour blocks


I must be doing it wrong. Coke makes me six inches taller, an incredible dancer, a ninja and a constitutional lawyer.
 
2013-10-26 06:02:59 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: MrHappyRotter: Yes, alcohol and nicotine are awful things.  Very dark and evil things.  Please, to every teenager out there, stay away from drugs.

He was snorting cocaine to the point he was getting massive nosebleeds. And he's a recovering alcoholic.


You're not a recovering shiat if you're snorting cocaine.  You're an ACTIVE drug user.  Though my understanding is that nosebleeds don't determine 'over use' perse.
 
2013-10-26 06:23:35 PM  

new_york_monty: Tom_Slick: He wrote his best stuff on drugs, sure he might be healthier now, but he would not be a rich and famous author.

See also: Hunter S. Thompson, Ken Keasy, countless other authors, musicians, comedians, etc.


Aaron Sorkin was at his creative best when he was under the influence.
 
2013-10-26 07:15:34 PM  
geez I was kinda hoping it would be 'Don't write books'.
 
2013-10-26 08:17:19 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: new_york_monty: Tom_Slick: He wrote his best stuff on drugs, sure he might be healthier now, but he would not be a rich and famous author.

See also: Hunter S. Thompson, Ken Keasy, countless other authors, musicians, comedians, etc.

Aaron Sorkin was at his creative best when he was under the influence.


It has been claimed that a musician I used to like was never the same after she took antidepressants. She was happier, but she lost her edge. So it can work the opposite way.
 
2013-10-26 08:18:35 PM  

new_york_monty: Tom_Slick: He wrote his best stuff on drugs, sure he might be healthier now, but he would not be a rich and famous author.

See also: Hunter S. Thompson, Ken Keasy, countless other authors, musicians, comedians, etc.


My guess is every creative type who needs to abuse a substance for his craft is a highly neurotic person when he's sober and suffers from constantly second-guessing himself. He "needs" the drug(s) so he can be completely uninhibited in his work, but probably the healthier option would be some psychotherapy. Just my theory.
 
2013-10-26 08:24:02 PM  

Sid_6.7: Tom_Slick: He wrote his best stuff on drugs, sure he might be healthier now, but he would not be a rich and famous author.

He's the Robin Williams of horror fiction.


Came here to say this.
 
2013-10-26 10:28:15 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: TuteTibiImperes: new_york_monty: Tom_Slick: He wrote his best stuff on drugs, sure he might be healthier now, but he would not be a rich and famous author.

See also: Hunter S. Thompson, Ken Keasy, countless other authors, musicians, comedians, etc.

Aaron Sorkin was at his creative best when he was under the influence.

It has been claimed that a musician I used to like was never the same after she took antidepressants. She was happier, but she lost her edge. So it can work the opposite way.


Uh, antidepressants aren't typically the 'fun' drugs.  They're the 'make someone not balanced balanced' drugs.

As in, people take drugs to fark up their brain chemistry to invent wierd shiat.  She's taking drugs to normalize her brain chemistry. It's the complete opposite process.
 
2013-10-26 11:59:34 PM  

kroonermanblack: itcamefromschenectady: TuteTibiImperes: new_york_monty: Tom_Slick: He wrote his best stuff on drugs, sure he might be healthier now, but he would not be a rich and famous author.

See also: Hunter S. Thompson, Ken Keasy, countless other authors, musicians, comedians, etc.

Aaron Sorkin was at his creative best when he was under the influence.

It has been claimed that a musician I used to like was never the same after she took antidepressants. She was happier, but she lost her edge. So it can work the opposite way.

Uh, antidepressants aren't typically the 'fun' drugs.  They're the 'make someone not balanced balanced' drugs.


Well, no, they're not fun, but then again stupid people will try anything for recreational purposes. There is (or was) a site on the internet where people describe their experience with taking different drugs, and at least one person tried a large dose of an antipsychotic for "fun". It was a really bad idea.

As in, people take drugs to fark up their brain chemistry to invent wierd shiat.  She's taking drugs to normalize her brain chemistry. It's the complete opposite process.

Well, saying prescription drugs normalize your brain chemistry is a simplistic thing that doctors say to try to get patients to be compliant. Since nobody understands what is malfunctioning, or what exactly the drugs do, it is certain they don't actually restore your brain chemistry in a straightforward way. Figuring out how the brain is affected is ongoing cutting edge research.

The point is not that taking prescription psychotropics are like being under the influence of recreational drugs, but that NOT being on psych meds can be like taking recreational drugs for an artist. It may be healthier to take them, but not good for the art.
 
2013-10-27 12:51:42 AM  

kroonermanblack: itcamefromschenectady: TuteTibiImperes: new_york_monty: Tom_Slick: He wrote his best stuff on drugs, sure he might be healthier now, but he would not be a rich and famous author.

See also: Hunter S. Thompson, Ken Keasy, countless other authors, musicians, comedians, etc.

Aaron Sorkin was at his creative best when he was under the influence.

It has been claimed that a musician I used to like was never the same after she took antidepressants. She was happier, but she lost her edge. So it can work the opposite way.

Uh, antidepressants aren't typically the 'fun' drugs.  They're the 'make someone not balanced balanced' drugs.

As in, people take drugs to fark up their brain chemistry to invent wierd shiat.  She's taking drugs to normalize her brain chemistry. It's the complete opposite process.


And happy people don't usually make the best artists. It's always the sad, tormented bastards.
 
2013-10-27 01:00:53 AM  

fusillade762: kroonermanblack: itcamefromschenectady: TuteTibiImperes: new_york_monty: Tom_Slick: He wrote his best stuff on drugs, sure he might be healthier now, but he would not be a rich and famous author.

See also: Hunter S. Thompson, Ken Keasy, countless other authors, musicians, comedians, etc.

Aaron Sorkin was at his creative best when he was under the influence.

It has been claimed that a musician I used to like was never the same after she took antidepressants. She was happier, but she lost her edge. So it can work the opposite way.

Uh, antidepressants aren't typically the 'fun' drugs.  They're the 'make someone not balanced balanced' drugs.

As in, people take drugs to fark up their brain chemistry to invent wierd shiat.  She's taking drugs to normalize her brain chemistry. It's the complete opposite process.

And happy people don't usually make the best artists. It's always the sad, tormented bastards.


yeah...
 
2013-10-27 01:08:52 AM  
"...at least ten good years of your life - from age 30 to 40 - are going to be a kind of dark eclipse where you disappoint a lot of people and fail to enjoy your own success."

I don't buy it.  I'd wager he was enjoying the fark out of his success plenty of times during that decade.  But he took things too far and is now obligated to take the high ground for the sake of good PR.

Celebrate your 20th birthday with alchohol, your 30th with drugs, and your 40th with food.
 
2013-10-27 01:10:51 AM  
*alcohol*
 
2013-10-27 07:34:47 AM  
frestcrallen:

Celebrate your 20th birthday with alchohol, your 30th with drugs, and your 40th with food.

Mine was -
20 - Alcohol and drugs
30 - Alcohol and drugs
40 - Alcohol and an orgy
41 - AA and divorce.

Not even breaking a smile here, this really happened.
 
2013-10-27 10:12:54 AM  
YoOjo [TotalFark]
2013-10-26 05:06:44 PM


He didn't do drugs, he did cocaine.

Pot and gallons of booze a day don't count as drugs?

// he should get back on them or stop writing.
 
2013-10-27 10:43:14 AM  

YoOjo: Real drugs however, like DMT, enable you to fly backwards inside of lilac ether bass vapors while your brain and mind separate into dance and dancer, and your subharmonic core slowly resembles an out-of-control spinning ejaculation of honey plasma.


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2013-10-27 03:09:04 PM  
How do you stretch out "M'kay?" to 150,000 words?
 
2013-10-27 05:30:01 PM  
My advice to myself would be STAY THE HELL OFF MY LAWN
 
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