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    Exactly why I prefer non-faction. :) I'm...

    Exactly why I prefer non-faction. :)

    I'm looking forward to this one, M. Hope you don't mind if I heckle you some.
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    Thank you, it's very kind of you to say so. Maybe...

    Thank you, it's very kind of you to say so. Maybe I'll repost some of my old poems if I you are interested (and if I can dig them up). LitNet archaeology is a field unto itself.
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    Okay, let's try that again. Here is...

    Okay, let's try that again.



    And there was Henry Kissinger's eulogy at Nixon's funeral: "He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again." Everybody wants to get...
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    Yes, that has more imagery than your earlier...

    Yes, that has more imagery than your earlier poems did, and it's mostly quite effective. Baby-belly skin on a skillet floor. No need to tell me about it (as in prose)--my mind already knows. Nice job.
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    I'm getting really tired of being let down by...

    I'm getting really tired of being let down by LitNet technology.
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    Well, You're too kind. I have the bad habit of...

    Well, You're too kind. I have the bad habit of editing after I post. But my last one was too long. LitNet wouldn't let me fix my many stupid mistakes. That'll learn me to keep 'em short. Anyway,...
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    I wrote a little about this above in what I think...

    I wrote a little about this above in what I think was one of my first LitNet posts. Burn Gorman's Guppy is hilarious and brilliant. Guppy has to be funny or he's just not worth considering. I can't...
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    A Tale of Two Cities was the first book that ever...

    A Tale of Two Cities was the first book that ever made me cry (a strange experience for a Middle School boy--at least oin those days). In rereading it now, I love the metaphor of the red wine spilled...
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    David Copperfield is one of those novels I...

    David Copperfield is one of those novels I haven't read since High School and keep meaning to pick up again. I just have so many other projects and it always looks like it will interfere. I'm...
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    Sticky: Welcome, Leea. I'm from the American Northeast,...

    Welcome, Leea. I'm from the American Northeast, but I spent my boyhood summers in the Midwest (not Illinois but rural Iowa) so I ended up a little of both. In fact, I have a great nostalgia for being...
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    It seems like we're getting an awful lot of this...

    It seems like we're getting an awful lot of this kind of chummy, drive by spam these days, doesn't it?
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    Sticky: Welcome, DM. Yes, musty old books are wonderful,...

    Welcome, DM. Yes, musty old books are wonderful, and like most antiquarian bibliophiles, I've got a picturesque bookcase full of them. Some of them belonged to my ancient father and (wonderfully)...
  13. Thread: Black Bag

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    So it's a beanbag chair? just kidding. Your use...

    So it's a beanbag chair? just kidding. Your use of sensory description is effective but a poem that's as intense as this one needs more concrete visual imagery. That along with more assonance and...
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    Oh, yikes, Kev. I remember that one from the 70s...

    Oh, yikes, Kev. I remember that one from the 70s (and probably haven't thought of it since). There was even a single on the radio from it:

    My life will be forever Autumn--'cause you're not...
  15. Thread: Hangman!

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    e-i-e-i-o?

    e-i-e-i-o?
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    Oh, good. I was hoping you would answer, M. It...

    Oh, good. I was hoping you would answer, M. It doesn't surprise me that some of the other prose writers who post things here haven't bothered. Some of them don't talk to the rest of us much anyway....
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    Do you write?

    Do you write? What and when do you write? Why do you write? Who do you see as your audience? How long can you write before reaching a point of diminishing returns (also known as crappy results)?
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    It's an interesting suggestion but I am not...

    It's an interesting suggestion but I am not finding it born out. I just did word searches on bark for Huckleberry Finn and Moby Dick (our two best stories afloat). Bark as watercraft did not appear...
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    I agree. Lady Deadlock's character is highly...

    I agree. Lady Deadlock's character is highly important to the plot. She has to be more than just a Bleak House whack job (as wonderful as Bleak House whack jobs are). I remember liking the...
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    I was thinking of the same poem, although...

    I was thinking of the same poem, although obviously the themes are very different. Frost was talking about transcendental apprehension of the absent God. Shakespeare sounds more like he'd just had a...
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    Well, people use art as they find meaningful....

    Well, people use art as they find meaningful. It's like in our old Melville thread when one or two LitNetters really needed Moby Dick to be an environmentalist revenge fantasy. Okay, you could build...
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    Only very special people can see Danik's link,...

    Only very special people can see Danik's link, though. :)
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    Okay, fine. A college student should be able to...

    Okay, fine. A college student should be able to handle the novels. Good luck with your project.
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    Well, you could analyze Stanley Kubrick's...

    Well, you could analyze Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Barry Lyndon, or maybe Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist. Polanski also did a version of Tess of the d'Urbervilles (just called Tess). You should...
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    Just a hug. We don't want to risk getting our...

    Just a hug. We don't want to risk getting our assemblages entangled at this point.
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