Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Genius

by me. here. Enjoy.

7 comments:

Lodo Grdzak said...

And the eyes in his head see the world spinning round. Never heard of Pequin before. Good writing.

Spencer Troxell said...

Thanks!

mather said...

Ok, I can't help but write something here. Sorry if I display too much "rage" for you. That genius story is lame. Who's the genius? You? A friend of yours? Your cousin? Your future self? Your goal to attain? The story is boring and to believe someone when they tell you it's "good writing" is to ruin yourself. I mean, come on..."insidious beast of woe"? I'll bet you were really proud of that phrase when you wrote it. You should have let it sit for a month, and then deleted it. The whole thing is a buger-glob from cornball city.

One more thing: are you the one who approved the latest poem on Thieves Jargon? If so, I'd say the genius must have been asleep at the deciding moment.

Lodo Grdzak said...

Ouch!

mather said...

I have to say, though, Spencer, you've let the comments fall where they may, without censorship, and that's the way to go. I respect you for that.

Spencer Troxell said...

Mather: Thanks for reading my writing, even though you think it sucks and is boring. If I can round up a few more sadomasochists like yourself, I could probably do this for a living.

The last TJ poem to appear that I accepted was 'The Equestrian in the Can'. I liked it.

'The Genius' was written in a spirit of self deprecation. I was poking fun at myself.

Lodo: Yeah, he's not a fan of my work. I would try to bring the Mather demographic into the fold, but a person has to know their limitations. It's definitely flattering to have a hater.

mather said...

My main point is that most people seem to be in love with themselves and incapable of listening to criticism. This is illustrated because when I criticise something you write I am labeled a "sadomasochist". Only positive reinforcement will be tolerated, I guess, no matter if it is dishonest or ignorant. Anything negative must be coming from a crazy person, right? Easier to dismiss me that way, I know.