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Dear Sophisticaton
« on: November 10, 2008, 03:30:00 am »
Dear Sophistication,

It’s been a long time, and I’m sorry to say, but I’m still not sure we can be friends. I saw you the other day, you know. You were beautiful; all sleek lines, right words, perfect poise. I wanted to say something to you, but we both know it wouldn’t have worked out. I’m still just a kid, Sophistication, don’t you get it? I’m even more of a slut now, more of a fuck up than I was last time we met. I’m busy getting high every day, telling lies every day, and I just can’t imagine you could say the same. But you know that already.

I should tell you, we like to make fun of you, Sophistication. We dress up and play pretty and act like you, sometimes, for the fun of the game. We put on our serious faces with our serious high heels and make serious small talk, just like you do. Oh, we’re not as good as you, of course. But I hardly think that matters now. Do you?

I’m expected to make nice with you, Sophistication, but I’m not sure I’m ready yet.

Until then,

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Re: Dear Sophisticaton
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 03:32:27 am »
I should tell you, we like to make fun of you, Sophistication. We dress up and play pretty and act like you, sometimes, for the fun of the game. We put on our serious faces with our serious high heels and make serious small talk, just like you do. Oh, we’re not as good as you, of course. But I hardly think that matters now. Do you?

I particularly like this part.

It's an awesome bit of writing.

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Re: Dear Sophisticaton
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 03:59:44 am »
fuck yeah.
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Re: Dear Sophisticaton
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008, 04:36:55 am »
:mittens:

I agree with Payne. That bit is really striking. It's sort of a switch from self-deprecation to snide comment.

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Re: Dear Sophisticaton
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008, 06:23:07 am »
I really, really like this.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Dear Sophisticaton
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2008, 04:28:43 am »
This piece was awesomely wonderful. And fun, too.  :)
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Re: Dear Sophisticaton
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2008, 03:33:41 am »
Well spoken.  :)

2 cent warning, but sophistication isn't necessarily doing things for sophistication's sake, it's doing thing the stuff you like to do RIGHT.
Anyone ever think about how Richter inhabits the same reality as you and just scream and scream and scream, but in a good way?   :lulz:

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Re: Dear Sophisticaton
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2008, 04:18:25 am »
Well spoken.  :)

2 cent warning, but sophistication isn't necessarily doing things for sophistication's sake, it's doing thing the stuff you like to do RIGHT.

Like wearing a kilt! ;) I kid, honestly. Sophistication isn't something I worry about often. I wrote a Dear Sophistication letter five or so years ago (in AP American Studies--not really sure how that connects) that I recently rediscovered, and this was my response to the original letter. I'd post that, but.. well, you remember being an angsty 17 year old, I'm sure.

Anyhow, thanks. :)
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Re: Dear Sophisticaton
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2008, 01:31:54 pm »
Well spoken.  :)

2 cent warning, but sophistication isn't necessarily doing things for sophistication's sake, it's doing thing the stuff you like to do RIGHT.

Like wearing a kilt! ;) I kid, honestly. Sophistication isn't something I worry about often. I wrote a Dear Sophistication letter five or so years ago (in AP American Studies--not really sure how that connects) that I recently rediscovered, and this was my response to the original letter. I'd post that, but.. well, you remember being an angsty 17 year old, I'm sure.

Anyhow, thanks. :)

The greater part of my contributions here are those of my angsty 17 year old self. :sad:


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Re: Dear Sophisticaton
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2008, 05:08:08 pm »
Where is Daruko?  I'd like to see what his suggestions would be to make this an even better piece.
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Re: Dear Sophisticaton
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2008, 07:28:53 pm »
I think he is saving up his rage to tear this place apart on September 23.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Dear Sophisticaton
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2008, 12:08:43 am »
I think he is saving up his rage to tear this place apart on September 23.

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Re: Dear Sophisticaton
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2008, 12:14:48 am »
Well spoken.  :)

2 cent warning, but sophistication isn't necessarily doing things for sophistication's sake, it's doing thing the stuff you like to do RIGHT.

Like wearing a kilt! ;) I kid, honestly. Sophistication isn't something I worry about often. I wrote a Dear Sophistication letter five or so years ago (in AP American Studies--not really sure how that connects) that I recently rediscovered, and this was my response to the original letter. I'd post that, but.. well, you remember being an angsty 17 year old, I'm sure.

Anyhow, thanks. :)

Also in reply to Cainad, my angsty 17 year old self wrote the rant against the evils of Oatmeal cookies, which I still like better than 60% of the rest of my writings.  (Will post if I find)

From reading the rant, I got a strong idea of "Screw being perfect, I'll just be.", which works!  Emulating what you want to be does not make you what you want to be, since whatever brought that into being was a process in itself.

(Wearing a kilt doesn't make this either :wink:, I jsut makes you the same spag, panceless)

Cram's rant on arrete really comes to mind too, lot of the same sense of character coming out of accepting you're imperfect, and having fun with that.

Anyone ever think about how Richter inhabits the same reality as you and just scream and scream and scream, but in a good way?   :lulz:

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