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    Full disclosure: 18MW is chump change. That's two of these.

It helps that they're able to heat and get hot water for their homes from the hot springs there. Fun fact, in older houses the water has a mild sulfur smell because it comes from some of the more mild hot springs, but newer houses don't because they use fresh water that has been heated by even hotter springs.

No, only in America is it something you need to worry about doing, save for a rare potential circumstance where you might be being committed to an institution against your will.

Out of the "western" world, only in America does one need to worry about making a daring escape from the hospital to avoid paying for necessary, lifesaving care.

coffeesp00ns  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Poem: Tokyo Architects

I mean, my only defence is that to me, the original way looks more correct to me. Also to contrast you, I think that "energy" is the most important part - It's what we're talking about, after all. It is, in some ways, the subject of the poem: energy as a metaphor for resilience.

If I was going to edit it to change the emphasis to the creation and destruction, I would write ti this way:

   It has always taken

more energy to create than it has

to destroy.

which makes the amount of "energy" needed to read each line reflect the differing amounts of energy needed for creation and destruction.

coffeesp00ns  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Poem: Tokyo Architects

It's sort of a timing thing, but it more specifically relates to two things.

1.) when I feel the line is done, which is sort of a wishy-washy sort of reason, but is linked to my gut feeling, which is also how I write.

2.) similar phrases are sometimes linked similarly. If you notice, every time the phrase

   It has always taken more 

energy to create than it has

to destroy.

comes up, it is written with the exact same words, and written with the exact same line breaks. It's a structurally important phrase, and making it look the exact same way each time is a way of pointing that out.

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Thank you very much, lil! You are more than welcome to use it in your workshop.

I don't know how one dedicates a poem to someone. I suppose one just says it, and it makes it so. I will edit in a dedication.

coffeesp00ns  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 31, 2018

I did end up submitting one to a poetry collection - I haven't heard back positive or negative yet. I was mostly making a joke at myself that I keep on sending you stuff unsolicited.

I sent you one a while back, though I just looked at it and the formatting is all borked up. I'll have to resend with better formatting. Or maybe I'll just post it.

coffeesp00ns  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 31, 2018

It's been a while.

doing my Artists's Diploma in early music in Toronto. It's going okay. I did an audition for a local baroque group, and they liked me. hopefully I'll get some work out of that.

Went to a poetry writing workshop series for femmes and trans femmes last november. I've been writing a lot of poetry since. I think Lil is sick of reading it, tbh.

Hope all is well with y'all.

here's a question:

would you rather that war or pornography drive technology?

Or, I guess, rephrased, would you prefer the human vice of violence or the human vice of pleasure drive technology?

when you said it sounded exasperated all I could think of was the depressed robot from the Hitchhiker's Guide movie that was voiced by Alan Rickman. That man was the Master of the deep sigh "I hate you but I'm forced to do your bidding."

I realize much of the student loans of the US are from banks, but aren't you like, not able to default on your government student loans in the US? When i was going to school in OH a friend told me this was the case. I heard stories of wage garnishing, inability to access services, etc.

Damn dawg. The Salt Lake Tribune has no chill and I fuckin love it.

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