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On Why I'll Miss Bunheads: Because I'm a Mess, Too

God I miss Fringe.

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm 0

On I Just Wanted to Fly Solo: A Night at the Sugar Ray Festival

@j-i-a Also, I'm curious about pieces written in this style, like straightforward recollections without really reflecting on the experience - I've heard it described as affectless realism (in relation to Marie Calloway's writing, which is a much more extreme example of the style). I'm terrible inarticulate, so I apologize if this isn't making sense - but it's kind of like, what's writing without a purpose?
I'm not trying to be critical of YOU as a person, just wanted to get some thoughts out there on these kind of intention-less pieces. Thanks for your earlier response, I appreciate that you took the time.

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 7:04 pm 0

On I Just Wanted to Fly Solo: A Night at the Sugar Ray Festival

@j-i-a I'm sorry if that was rude, which was not my intention. Maybe I just wanted to be the one voice of dissent in the comments :)

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 6:49 pm 0

On I Just Wanted to Fly Solo: A Night at the Sugar Ray Festival

Maybe I need to reread this, but I'm not sure what the intention of this piece is - am I supposed to feel sorry for the author because she went to a show feeling superior (liking the music somewhat ironically, not earnestly like the unsophicated fools she encounters) and then had those feelings confirmed? Ok, so?

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 5:56 pm 2

On Where Have All the Good Book Covers Gone?

@planforamiracle Those are great!

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 4:13 pm 0

On Where Have All the Good Book Covers Gone?

It's interesting to look at how book cover trends vary from the UK to the US. The UK seems to come up with even more egregious ones.

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

On Where Have All the Good Book Covers Gone?

@planforamiracle I read an interview with John Waters where he said that publishers don't like white book covers because they get dirty really easily. So of course Waters insisted on a white cover for his book.

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 3:58 pm 0

On Is Great-Grandma R. Kelly?!

I don't get why Jane couldn't see the Facebook post? So as not to shame her?

Posted on July 13, 2013 at 4:24 pm 0

On Here Is a Two-Headed Turtle Named Thelma and Louise

"No way around it. You have to go through Texas to get there."

I want to go back to Texas but I have a 3 year old speeding ticket that I never paid, and I can't find it, and I can't figure out how to find it online, and I'm scared of being arrested.

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 5:14 pm 0

On You're One in Eight Million

You know, I've found with most of my closest friends that the "click" didn't happen right away. Some I actively disliked at first. But either because we worked together, or were in the same social circle, the more I was forced to be around them, the more I loved them. But you're not going to do that with someone you meet on a friend date, so...I don't know what the solution is.

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 5:12 pm 1