Motion to Dismiss~ A Romance

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Motion to Dismiss~ A Romance

Postby paul » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:40 am

I would like to see Gary's words, written here.
Then the thread is locked.
The words are frozen here, in amber HTML, until the end of time.
No rebuttal. No chagrin.
And over the course of years, discussions will ensue. And students will be able to look upon this providence of legalese. To ponder. To tantalize.
Eventually, intellegence surfaces, and the predilection of righteousness
The medium is the message.

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Postby paul » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:41 am

(ya'll continue from here)
(Gwynnie where are you?!!?!?)
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Postby FrankChurch » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:17 pm

Gwen is a Groth spy, I think.

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Postby paul » Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:13 am

Actually Frank, what I didn't make clear was that this could be one of those continuing story-line thingies that everyone contributes to, the kind Gwynne loved to make. Course, it was 3am and I was real sleepy.
That's the whack with two jobs. Seems the wee hours are the only time i get to catch up on stuff, but by then I'm too punch drunk to make any sense. Oh well, c'est la vie.
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Postby FrankChurch » Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:10 pm

This is not on you Sir. it is just that we are bored by this concept.

Harlan being angry is getting to me today. I will always like him but he takes certain meaningless things way too seriously. He has a great life, he should just enjoy the rest of it.

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Postby FrankChurch » Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:26 am

Never put your writing online, for the naked eyeballs. These mooks are harsh with their opinions. I try to tame them but cattleprods are outlawed in my little black ledger.

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Postby alexanderthesoso » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:42 pm

If not for the naked eyeballs, then for whom? Writing for yourself is just a mental masturbation, for a small clique of friends, an over glorified circle jerk. Perhaps I was just born in the wrong decade, but to me, writing is the ultimate act of Free Love, sharing yourself with the world.

Then again, I'd hate to fark most of those mooks out there. But they can masturbate themselves to images of my greatness, as it were. Writing, the porn career of the terminally hairy.

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Postby paul » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:50 pm

Gwen's gonna read these words Frank. I always knew she'd return, prodigal pigeon. Explain that and stay fashionable.
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Postby Moderator » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:40 pm

alexanderthesoso wrote:If not for the naked eyeballs, then for whom? Writing for yourself is just a mental masturbation, for a small clique of friends, an over glorified circle jerk. Perhaps I was just born in the wrong decade, but to me, writing is the ultimate act of Free Love, sharing yourself with the world.


Interesting observation. It echoes exactly the point I've been arguing with a local group of writers/poets who all have varying degress of success -- ranging from a person with only a couple of published poems to her credit, to another friend who has hundreds of articles and five published books, one of which was an LA Times Bestseller.

(Disclaimer: Being a photog, I recognize I have more readily accessible forums for displaying my work than do the writers...)

The positions range from the suggestion that everyone is or should be writing for themselves (your masturbationist theory), versus my own strongly held position that we write/create art for an intended audience. (I've never really limited it to a large or small group of consumers -- but I maintain that the reader is a necessary component of a writer's practice of their art.)



(Perhaps a bit indulgent at my end, I'd highlight the poem Three Martinis at my website, which was written by a friend who is a professional and published poet, about the friendship between the poet and myself, as well as suggested by a series of pictures I'd made. http://www.barbergallery.net You can find the link towards the bottom of the left-hand side menu. Originally the poem was intended solely for a small group of friends who would "get" the symbolic references, but I've insisted that it needed a larger readership in order to prove an actual work of art. Hence the inclusion on my site, although with Stephen's permission.)

(Second Disclaimer: The Stephen Perry in question is not the fine gentleman who sometimes shows himself over on the Pav, but a published poet who has had, among many others, two pieces in The New Yorker.)
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