23 March 2011

8 3 years. 15 rejections.

(i have now, for the first time, biographically profited from death.
please know, i have very mixed feelings about that.)




8 comments:

Les Savy Ferd said...

mixed feelings or no, that article has some sparkling prose and wonderful transitions. I'm speaking of the chunk of head ~ pretty dresses variety.

oline said...

you have single-handedly validated my career choice, pirate. when you write my obit, please say that i was known for "sparkling prose of the chunk of head ~ pretty dresses variety."

Lara Ehrlich said...

AT LAST the moment has come! I have been waiting years to see this in print :-)

oline said...

thank you for all your help on it! no way it would've gotten this far without you.

Acer Negundo said...

Until I read your obit I didn't know Liz Taylor did anything more than look hot in the odd film and hang out with Michael Jackson.

Apparently she was somewhat interesting!

oline said...

see, this is just one of many things wrong with the world today. we do not know how to properly tell life stories. particularly regarding the lives of women. liz was one of the first public figures to openly discuss AIDS. she'd founded amfar before reagan had even said the word in public and went on to lobby him to begin addressing the epidemic. i love her as an actress and her personal life is pretty fascinating (i think it's important to note the fact that she raised four kids, all of whom were still speaking to her when she died and one of whom was adopted and handicapped), but she's probably one of the most important figures in AIDS history aside from rock hudson and yet she's known for being beautiful and serial monogamy. BAH.

Acer Negundo said...

No, we don't know how to tell stories. And I'm not sure how many people are interested in hearing them, these days. Priorities are mighty effed up.

Two words: Kim Kardashian

I began to type out a thoughtful response, but stopped part way through because I am barely able to keep my eyes open. Perhaps I will try in the morning. :-)

G'night Faith!

Anonymous said...

bravo!