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 more kuro5hin bashing

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May 09, 2002
Not to jump on the bandwagon or anything, but if any one article has demonstrated to me that the kuro5shin constituency is a bunch of pseudo-intellectual "fucks," it would be this one

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excellent [REDACTED] post on slashdot.
Don't misunderstand me. I appreciate good poetry enthusiastically; I even try my hand at writing a sonnet here and there when the muse so wills.

No, my complaint is that "jolly st nick" felt that anyone would be interested in reading his masturbatory lucubrations. It reads like a helpful primer, but it's really an attempt (rather poorly executed) to show off knowledge that every moderately intelligent high-school graduate should already have.

To add figurative insult to your injuries, read the comments appended to the article. It's like a shitty poetry hit-list.

Maybe it's just late and I'm just an asshole.


I started to write a flame to that article. (none / 0) (#1)
by elenchos on Fri May 10th, 2002 at 12:13:20 AM PST
But it was just too much for me. I had to step away from the computer and go outside and breathe.

I just can't say any more -- I don't have the words for it.

I do, I do, I do
--Bikini Kill

I hope you don't expect... (none / 0) (#2)
by Fon2d2 on Fri May 10th, 2002 at 07:33:02 AM PST
that I read that whole thing because I'm not going to. I don't need to do that to see it is nothing more than self-aggrandizing dribble. Let's take a random sample:
For the most part modern poets are not my favorites. This is because I think that many late 20th C poets have something of a tin ear with respect to the music of language. I also think that poetry was deeply infected with psychoanalysis in the twentieth century, so that many poets have dispensed with the persona and have given us the psychological equivalent of the bore who regales you with endless accounts of his health problems.
What about twits that bombard us with run-on sentences? Nope, no way I'm wading through that.
By the way, I really liked the quote on the page you linked to:
How beautiful if sorrow had not made
Sorrow more beautiful than Beauty's self.
It has gotten me interested in John Keats.

Keats (none / 0) (#3)
by anti filidor on Fri May 10th, 2002 at 11:09:39 AM PST
is the only person dead or alive whom I would deign to consider my "idol."

You don't really... (none / 0) (#4)
by hauntedattics on Fri May 10th, 2002 at 12:55:47 PM PST
want to die at 25, do you?

no, not really. (none / 0) (#5)
by anti filidor on Fri May 10th, 2002 at 01:03:04 PM PST
But what's your point? It's not like he did either.

But, but... (none / 0) (#6)
by tkatchev on Fri May 10th, 2002 at 01:04:37 PM PST
That is so poetic! If you don't die before 30, you are automatically considered to be a "sell-out", by default.

Peace and much love...

What's sad... (none / 0) (#7)
by poltroon on Fri May 10th, 2002 at 05:36:48 PM PST
Is that the book he mentions "How to Read a Poem" is actually pretty neat. That's all he should have said.


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