It really annoys me when someone takes all the credit for getting people talking by saying they must've "hit a nerve." So this person is probably a narcissist, and they're probably also one of those annoying types who do or say things just to "prove a point"... or "get people talking."There's discussion, and there's asshatism. You know?
I Googled that quote. The post is basically a complaint about friends writing poetry together, and giggling at readings, right?I don't like readings, either, but not because poets giggle. I don't like readings for the same reason I don't like stand-up comedy: I can't fake being amused. But I don't begrudge anyone else a good time.
Yeah. And he has a case of the "shoulds". Poetry should this, poetry should that.... I need to stop randomly clicking on Silliman's blogroll.
On my computer, his blogroll takes more than 40 seconds to load.I was totally surprised to find myself on it. He must have elves or something.Brooklyn, aka **
He does, actually. I was surprised too. A lot of people ask him to be on it, but you and I got, like, chosen. Does that mean we rock? More than we did before I mean?
I still don't rock. But people from Arizona and San Francisco find their way to my boring blog from his.