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Forum: Poetry 01-24-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By courtney_autumn
Seeing Double

I thought I saw you last night
at the bar where my husband
and I split a pitcher of beer
and a pizza.

While he fumbled with
the bill, I stood, stumbled
into my coat, and looked you
square...
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-16-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,417
Posted By courtney_autumn
I think you are way more obvious and not nearly...

I think you are way more obvious and not nearly as clever nor as interesting as you give yourself credit for. Do you actually have anything of substance to offer this, or any conversation, or do you...
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-16-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,417
Posted By courtney_autumn
Or maybe you're just not as funny as you think...

Or maybe you're just not as funny as you think you are.
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-16-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,417
Posted By courtney_autumn
Which would be?... There is no singular...

Which would be?...

There is no singular "feminism," not even in academia. But arguably, the one thing all feminist theory and ideology has in common is that is offers an alternative to the...
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-15-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,417
Posted By courtney_autumn
Oh goodie! A bunch of men defining feminism for...

Oh goodie! A bunch of men defining feminism for us!
Forum: Fiction 01-08-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By courtney_autumn
Funny, I almost used the word "mood" instead of...

Funny, I almost used the word "mood" instead of "image" when I said this story is almost entirely image..."image" seemed slightly more tangible, and I thought it would be more helpful. I got the...
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-08-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By courtney_autumn
In theory, I agree with the premise of this story...

In theory, I agree with the premise of this story and miss smaller, independently-owned stores, particularly bookstores. However, the narrator of this piece comes off more like a bitchy queen than a...
Forum: Fiction 01-05-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By courtney_autumn
The images here are very elegant – vivid and...

The images here are very elegant – vivid and slightly surreal, without being overly wrought. Bleak AND beautiful. This piece seems to be almost entirely image, without much of anything happening, at...
Forum: Poetry 01-05-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By courtney_autumn
I like the play on bird shirt and bird shit and...

I like the play on bird shirt and bird shit and Charlie Parker. It's a funny, clever commentary on excrement, art, and pretension – which in this case seem to be synonymous! You have a way with using...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-05-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 9,852
Posted By courtney_autumn
Wildchild, you offer one way to perceive American...

Wildchild, you offer one way to perceive American history, the fierce independence and the "shoot your face off" bit. However, I would argue that some of our greatest accomplishments, and all the...
Forum: Fiction 01-05-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By courtney_autumn
The absurdity of this made me laugh and cry at...

The absurdity of this made me laugh and cry at the same time – it gave me the same feeling I get reading Kurt Vonnegut, which is a pretty giant compliment. Meaning, it feels like the author –...
Forum: Poetry 01-03-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By courtney_autumn
My favorite line here is "As real as the bubbles...

My favorite line here is "As real as the bubbles and sugar on my tongue," because I think we long for "real" to be concrete and enduring, but experience of bubbles and sugar on the tongue are...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-03-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 9,852
Posted By courtney_autumn
If we're eating bullshit in the dark, it's...

If we're eating bullshit in the dark, it's because we chose to.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-02-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 9,852
Posted By courtney_autumn
You said previously that over 100 million people...

You said previously that over 100 million people will not be able to keep their current coverage, but according to the article you've posted above, up to 35 million may lose their current coverage....
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-02-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 9,852
Posted By courtney_autumn
I am just curious about your sources, your claims...

I am just curious about your sources, your claims about the inaccuracy of the CBO estimates (there were 2 reports – are you referring to the one released in July?); as well as how many people will...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-02-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 9,852
Posted By courtney_autumn
I'm not sure which independent studies you are...

I'm not sure which independent studies you are citing, but the CBO is a comprehensive non-partisan study which projects the law will extend health insurance coverage to 30 million people. However...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-31-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 9,852
Posted By courtney_autumn
Also, please explain the correlation between gun...

Also, please explain the correlation between gun regulation and employment – how are people going to lose jobs if we have more gun laws? I'm also a confused about how you arrived at the conclusion...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-31-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 9,852
Posted By courtney_autumn
I didn't say the government needs to take care of...

I didn't say the government needs to take care of us; I said I don't understand why we don't want to take better care of each other. The government might be a vehicle for doing that, maybe, if we...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-31-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 9,852
Posted By courtney_autumn
I tend to agree with Howard Zinn, too. I...

I tend to agree with Howard Zinn, too.

I also tend to agree with President Obama's goals and policies as far as healthcare and assault weapons. I don't equate regulation with living in a police...
Forum: Poetry 12-28-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By courtney_autumn
I'm guilty of couple or a few of these...

I'm guilty of couple or a few of these accusations and I think they deserve to be made fun of, but I don't care, I'll probably keep doing them.

You do have a knack for zeroing in on ridiculous...
Forum: Fiction 12-28-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By courtney_autumn
I think this story has just the right about of...

I think this story has just the right about of information – I don't think it's necessary to have much more backstory about these characters because the important part is how they relate to each...
Forum: Fiction 12-28-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By courtney_autumn
Thanks, William. I like that you describe the...

Thanks, William. I like that you describe the effect as sentimental and brutal – I'm glad that balance, along with some spots of humor, came across in the story.

MonseratTheFool, I also...
Forum: Fiction 12-28-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By courtney_autumn
This is a really funny poke at writers, artists...

This is a really funny poke at writers, artists in general, who equate/mistake doom and gloom with depth and creativity, and are maybe a little bit delusional in their ideas of success, and...
Forum: Free Writing 12-19-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,519
Posted By courtney_autumn
I love that you write about science in such a...

I love that you write about science in such a colorful, friendly, conversational tone – it really makes these complex, abstract concepts accessible and less daunting to understand. It also makes for...
Forum: Fiction 12-19-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By courtney_autumn
You have some really stunning imagery and...

You have some really stunning imagery and beautiful language in here – some of my favorites are "under the watch of celestial skies," "tarnished orange peel," "Human murmurs came aside the chirping...
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