Friday, November 28, 2008
I probably would have left some of the poetry off and focused on some more of the short stories in our Anthology. Besides that it was a great semester with some great reads!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I loved the way in which she wrote and her metaphor for a girl's "first time"... it was very humorous and gripping. I actually thought some of the same things she did while reading and I myself liked Dan (but also Laurie) the best...he was more realistic, more human somehow and I was pulling for him and Laurie.
The rape, which later turned into a secret tryst resulting in Laurie, really threw me (but then again the book itself did that), but I also liked (and she mentions this) the fact that not one of the Watchmen (or Minutemen) is a true, idealized, super-hero...they are all flawed and cruel in some way.
She looked to this as a new exciting experience and I looked at it as something I "had" to do for class. Looking back I wish I had approached the Watchmen the same way...I feel I missed out by not doing it her way. I was not looking forward to "reading a comic book." I didn't know how to read one and I thought it was slightly juvenile...I was wrong. It was an amazingly twisted book and I thoroughly enjoyed it...I liked the twists and turns and the clues you don't really understand at first...the Watchmen is first-rate piece of writing and I honestly can't wait to see it translated into film..."Who watches the Watchmen," we all will....
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
It's not that I haven't enjoyed (enjoyed might be an exaggeration) reading these books. I've learned so much from them, they just are completely different from my normal reading- and believe me, I DO READ. I am a strict believer in the beauty of fiction (mostly romance and magic). I like to escape when I read and maybe I do live vicariously through the characters of my books, but at least it's safer. No heartbreak and no death, just adventure and the thrill of the unknown with the inevitable happy ending I seek.
I know fiction and "Happily Ever After" is unrealistic, but that's its beauty. The hope of what could be with a fulfilling immediate relief. Reading is every one's way of achieving any dream they can imagine... you get to be any character from any book and live their story.
This is my rant- this is my wish. Give me an happy ending or give me death!!!! (hahaha)
Sunday, October 5, 2008
~Maybe escape is part of it, maybe escaping reality whether through drugs or music made on drugs is its reasoning. What is reason? Why is it so important? It's so bright in here, I should turn off the overhead light... I can't focus and I don't know what to say or why I have to say anything. Econ is stupid...I like listening to Daniel, but not reading this stuff especially when I know I have a test. I'm dreading October 8, 2008. Eight oh Eight...hmmm. I still haven't finished that stupid 342 assignment either. That class and 201; what a waste of my life and time. Time is so important and there are only 24 hours in a day...no matter how much money you have you can't buy time. What could you buy? Life is all about choices and reasoning...what is the reason/ meaning of life? Love...~
This is the best I can do...I love being random but this is so hard it's not random, but forced. It takes an amazing author to write the way he wrote... You don't have to understand, you just have to listen and appreciate...escape. This was my attempt at a "acid tripping" writing...my conflict is between what I should do and what I want to do and trying to do both.
I attached those two songs...maybe people will enjoy them more that Barthelme's work...though both the author and song writers were obviously on something.
"I am the Walrus"
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I chose Creep by Radio Head for Blanche's theme song because it seemed fitting. She doesn't feel like she belongs and she is very fragile (mentally). Particularly, parts of the chorus remind me of Blanche: "I don't care if it hurts/ I want to have control/I want a perfect body/ I want a perfect soul/ I want you to notice...." She is in the constant pursuit of love, wealth, happiness, and fortune. Plus, I think the tone and "sound" of the song really fit in with the plot and her character with overtones of Stanley in the background.
Creep by Radio Head
When you were here before/ Couldn't look you in the eye/ You're just like an angel/ Your skin makes me cry/ You float like a feather/ In a beautiful world/ I wish I was special/
> You're so ******* special/ But I 'm a creep/ I 'm a weirdo/ What the hell am I doing here?/I don't belong here/ I don't care if it hurts/ I want to have control/ I want a perfect body/ I want a perfect soul/ I want you to notice/ When I'm not around/ You're so ******* special/ I wish I was special/But I'm a creep/ I'm a weirdo/ What the hell am I doing here?/ I don't belong here/ She's running out again/ She's running out/ She run, run, run, run,/ Run /Whatever makes you happy/ Whatever you want/You're so ******* special/ I wish I was special/ But I'm a creep/ I'm a weirdo/ What the hell am I doing here?/ I don't belong here/ I don't belong here