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At Parties, People Tell Me I'm Scary



At Parties, People Tell Me I'm Scary -

It's brilliant.

Brilliant?


Totally.

In, like, a real brilliance? Or a trash culture brilliance?


Trash culture.

Naturally.


Don't give me your elitism, man.

We're listening to the Die Hard song--


And you're dissing it.

I'm not.


You are.

Okay. Maybe just a little. The movies weren't that good.


I like his black sidekicks.

...


Oh, come on, grow a sense of humour.

It's not that I don't have a sense of humour. It's just--


Oh, god, here we go.

--Shut the fuck up. You're getting in the way of my rant.


Perish the thought.

Look, I'm just saying, it's easy to be brilliant in a trash culture way. All it takes is a little bit of humour and a reference to something that has absolutely no artistic quality. Where's the originality? Where's that pushing the boundary to make you go holy fuck! and feel as if the inside of your brain has been cracked the fuck open?

That's the shit I want and that's the shit I struggle to find.


I seem to remember someone here really liking that River Phoenix song.

Making fun of River Phoenix's death is totally different.


Riiiigght.

Fuck off.


So high and mighty and yet so low.

Just play the fucking song again.


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porphyre
Apr. 30th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
"Don't give me your elitism, man."
benpeek
Apr. 30th, 2007 01:47 am (UTC)
opps :)
porphyre
Apr. 30th, 2007 01:50 am (UTC)
You're meant to be the writer, man. You're letting down the side!
benpeek
Apr. 30th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
they should take away my badge, i know.
porphyre
Apr. 30th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
Some of us dream that one day we might be so cool.
benpeek
Apr. 30th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
it's a nice dream, i'll give you that. it's a nice reality some of the days as well--when you're not dealing with self absorbed writers and dodgy publishers and the whatnot. when it's just you and the writing, it's all sweet.
porphyre
Apr. 30th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
Not even being a hack, myself, I'll take your word on it.
benpeek
Apr. 30th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
it's like any job, really. good and bad. is it one of those things you want, tho? i had the impression you kinda did.
porphyre
Apr. 30th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
I was recently asked if I would start writing arts articles for a new rag in town, but beyond that, it's only my journal.
benpeek
Apr. 30th, 2007 02:22 am (UTC)
cool. the journal entries are neat, too. you doing the article thing?
porphyre
Apr. 30th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
If they'll pay for "neat" I can't see why not.
benpeek
Apr. 30th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
spoken like writer :)
porphyre
Apr. 30th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
Hah!

I still want to read your book.
benpeek
Apr. 30th, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)
sweet :)
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