Apparently, someone is not happy with his recently bestowed new pseudonym. First he's Mr. I Beg for Bloggy Attention, and then he complains about the kind he receives. A girl can't win. Clearly.
Also, clearly, someone doesn't understand that when I call him a "muse" I'm not feminizing him exactly (ok, well maybe I kind of am, but if you knew him you'd see how funny it all was and ironic and everything).... but rather it's a compliment. The best description of the muse as far as I'm concerned is from Patricia Duncker's Hallucinating Foucault:
"The Muse is usually a piece of narcissistic nonsense in female form. Or at least that's what most men's poetry reveals. I would rather a democratic version of the Muse, a comrade, a friend, a traveling companion, shoulder to shoulder, someone to share the cost of this long, painful journey. Thus the Muse functions as a collaborator, sometimes as antagonist, the one who is like you, the other, over against you."
But someone is too macho to be that. Any suggestions for what we should call him? A few do come to mind, but I thought you all might like to express your creativity.
5 years ago