strangled wrote:Is nobody else kinda concerned with the idea of Lisa fetischizing both the concentration camps & a guy she just met that may or may not be queer? I dunno, if somebody I had just met caught a whiff of my non-normative sexuality & wrote me into their romantic/erotic creative writing assignment, I would be a little put off.
A couple thoughts of this, some of this (well, maybe all of it) has been mentioned already.
1. I don't think she's fetishizing about them. Just using them for her writing.
2. I don't think she's writing Hank into it per se, more likely using him as inspiration.
3. Judging by how they started, it's highly unlikely Hank will see this piece of writing soon.
4. We do not even know if he's gay. Only thing we know is that he apparently knew a gay guy (that looks funny when it's written) who got murdered or driven to suicide. (There's also the slightly feminine look
but that counts only if you want to believe in stereotypes.)
5. Even if he is, I doubt he would recognise himself if he read the piece. Maybe if he's an x-men fan and the character was named Henry.
6. The text more likely than not sucks. It is the first day of cre-wri and she's writing in class like a hurricane, it seems. Judging by past experiences, not a recipe for success.
7. I like listing things.
8. As I may have mentioned in passing, I am not a native English speaker. Does it show?
mindstalk wrote: Like when someone on IRC was talking about having Aggie really injured so Penny could take of her.
Tangent! Is there still a P&A/QUILTBAG/Tea Room -centric IRC channel? Here's a pony reaction vid begging you to tell me
. Just because I wanted to use that one.
Alice Macher wrote:It's like the Zen parable (I'm telling this, from memory, from the cartoon book Zen Speaks) about the young man who sought out a master swordsman, wishing to become his student. "How long will it take me to learn the art of swordsmanship?" he asked.
"Seven months," said the master.
"Seven months? Look, it's really, really important for me to master swordsmanship, as in now. How long will it take, if I try very hard?"
"First you said seven months," said the young man. "Now you're saying seven years? Look, I'm willing to pour all of myself into learning how to become a master swordsman. Tell me: how long will it take, if I try really, really hard?"
"In that case," said the master, "it will take seventy years."
I really like this... parable? Yeah, that's all.