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    Quote Quoting quido8_5 (view post)
    Sorry that magic comes at such a steep price for you...
    That made my eyes bleed.
    I know writers who use subtext and they're all cowards.

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    The company chose not to renew my contract. I've never been "let go" in my life. Got all the feelings right now, literally.

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    The company chose not to renew my contract. I've never been "let go" in my life. Got all the feelings right now, literally.
    That blows. Hope you can find something better.
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    Now, here I go again, I see
    The crystal vision
    I keep my visions to myself
    It's only me, who wants to
    Wrap around your dreams and
    Have you any dreams you'd like to sell
    Dreams of loneliness

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    Quote Quoting [ETM] (view post)
    The company chose not to renew my contract. I've never been "let go" in my life. Got all the feelings right now, literally.
    Oof. Hope you find something right away.
    “In fact, just thinking about those tender little White Castle burgers with those little, itty-bitty grilled onions that just explode in your mouth like flavor crystals every time you bite into one... just makes me want to burn this motherfucker down.”

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    Thanks guys. Gonna take a day or two off to decompress and then I'm off to the races.

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    Ugh, I'm sorry ETM.

    Best of luck when you start your search. Hope the searching phase is quick.
    I know writers who use subtext and they're all cowards.

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    Yeh that stinks ETM. I was laid off in the summer of 08, right before the recession. It stunk.

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    Damn...sorry man. Hope the next opportunity blows that one out of the water.

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    Sorry [ETM]. I've been laid off a few times. Try looking at it as an extended vacation.

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    Almost eight years at the same game company when the average in the industry is three... I'd say I should have left on my own terms a long time ago. It did me more harm than good, because we kept making the same shitty thing over and over again which kept me from developing skills and building a portfolio. Stagnation sucks, so good riddance.

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    Why hasn't anyone come up with an electric bug zapper racket with a kill counter on it?
    I know writers who use subtext and they're all cowards.

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    I'm looking to hire for my store and a woman named Linda Hamilton submitted a resume.

    Can I call her and just ask "are you Sarah Connor?"

    "Are you finished with the Terminator franchise? I'm just wondering what your availability is like going forward."
    I know writers who use subtext and they're all cowards.

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    Tell her it's alright that she did Dante's Peak no one can blame her for trying to make some money and doing a movie with prime 1990s Pierce Brosnan.
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    Now, here I go again, I see
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    I keep my visions to myself
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    Wrap around your dreams and
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    Dreams of loneliness

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    Today is the day. R.I.P. Rachael

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    Today is the day. R.I.P. Rachael
    You had me worried for a split second you lost another pup.

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    “In fact, just thinking about those tender little White Castle burgers with those little, itty-bitty grilled onions that just explode in your mouth like flavor crystals every time you bite into one... just makes me want to burn this motherfucker down.”

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    Looking for some ideas/advice:

    Some friends of mine are throwing a party next Saturday to celebrate 1) someone's retirement and 2) Juneteenth. More than 60 people are expected to be there, they have a line-up of three bands, and they have asked me to recite a "Juneteenth-inspired" poem. In fact, they specifically asked me to recite Amanda Gorman's poem from the Biden inauguration. I told them I felt that particular poem was inextricably tied to the perspective of its author, and that I (a middle-class white guy) don't think it's a poem appropriate for me to recite to a crowd. They seemed to understand, and have now given me the task/freedom of finding my own Juneteenth-inspired poem to recite.

    Does anyone have any guidance? Might there be a poem out there that wouldn't be icky for someone like me to recite on Juneteenth? If not, might there be a way to communicate my discomfort in a way my friends will understand? I don't want to let them down, and under most circumstances I would love to recite poetry to a crowd, but I'm feeling a little perplexed by this situation.

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    Think you dodged a bullet over Gorman. She's more about performance than literature.

    Langston Hughes' "Let America Be America Again" is a great poem but also fairly loaded.

    You can't go wrong with Walt Whitman, esp. "I Hear America Singing."

    Neither has much to do directly with retirement or Junteenth, but they can interpreted that way if the audience is so inclined.

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    Wow did that party take a turn with the poem reading. How do you transition from bands to that?

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    This is exactly why we have social justice mad lib...
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    Langston Hughes' "Let America Be America Again" is a great poem but also fairly loaded.
    Hughes could very well work. I'll give it some thought. Thanks Irish.

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    I've bought all sorts of cool zombie related decorations to turn our back deck into "Birthday of the Living Dead" for Jen next month.
    I know writers who use subtext and they're all cowards.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    I've bought all sorts of cool zombie related decorations to turn our back deck into "Birthday of the Living Dead" for Jen next month.
    That awesome. Does she know?

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    That awesome. Does she know?
    Nope!

    Gonna decorate the deck, have some presents for her and some $$ in a card, and a lady who lives nearby is going to make Jen her favorite cheesecake (raspberry chocolate truffle).
    I know writers who use subtext and they're all cowards.

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