Monday, February 12, 2007

intersexual bums and other critiques

There is a formidably intellectual type (or pompous fartbag, depending on how you look at it) theater person floating around cyberspace...calls himself angry fix (and what fun we could have with that, could we not boys and girls) who seems to be deeply grieved by how terrible all our plays were.
He says, for instance, that Epilogue's ghosts being soldiers is a bad intertextual pun.
Will somebody please tell me what that is?
Or at least how to fucking say it without offending my tongue!


Blogger Harriet said...

I have no idea what he means. But his reviews are silly and mean. If you look at his profile you will see that he is 23 years old. Now I know that people can be pretty grown up by that age but he clearly is not. he is just trying to be clever and thinks he will look cleverer if he is unpleasant and throws in a bit of jargon. It's bound to be hurtful but remember it's only one person's attention-seeking opinion.
And while I am here -- Manjima, please send me a postal address and I will mail you a few plays!
Lots of love to you all -- you are a great bunch of writers, so don't let any foolish juvenile tell you any different.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Maia said...


You've been the equivalent of a Mary Poppins sort of tonic for us through this whole thing. And that's so reassuring when the rest of the world seems to be shitting all over us.

I don't know if you know, but there appears to be the possibility of another Vasind workshop for our 'second play' (oh dear, oh dear) with Carl and us all early in 2008. So hopefully, you'll stay in our lives and we in yours!

Masses of love!

8:19 PM  
Blogger Manjima said...

I went into blue funk when i read that least your play merited a review! Mine got a four line dismissal! But hey, its blogspace that belongs to him and he has the right to air his views, right? We don't have to agree with him, so its fine. I find the intro to the festival review completely contradictory with the rest of the text...he's clearly trying to stay on the good side of somebody! Anyway, more happiness to him, and may he be brave enough to try to write his own original play, instead of tearing others' attempts to pieces while he earns kudos for doing yet another interpretation of beckett...

1:37 AM  
Blogger Harriet said...

Goodness! Manjima -- I do admire your objective and sensible views. I wonder who he is and what his agenda is -- I think you are right abot him trying to keep on someone's good side, but whose, and why?

2:13 PM  

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