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When did I become stupid?

Lately I feel like I have a hard time expressing myself, particularly in conversation but it also applies in writing. It came home to me tonight while we were watching the newfangled production of Jesus Christ Superstar (Pam, Lars, myself) and I was trying to think of how to express the ways in which the new version gives me a different feeling from the old version.

I could say that I thought it was less subtle, more staged, more garish, frustratingly in love with close-ups of the actors... but I couldn't get across what I felt it did to the story.

See, smart people could rattle something off without thinking about it. Very frustrating.



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Feb. 26th, 2002 05:42 am (UTC)
Nah. Not necessarily smart people. Glib people, people who think quickly on their feet (which are talents in and of themselves) could've summed up what they were thinking right there on the spot. While there are assuredly smart people who can marshal their thoughts quickly, glibness/speed and intelligence do not necessarily go hand in hand, so don't sweat it. I'm positive that, given some time to digest what you'd seen and heard, you'll have a thoughtful summation ... and I am curious as to which production this is. It's a new one, out on tape?
Feb. 26th, 2002 06:03 am (UTC)
last night i watched this version.

notable things about it: rik mayall as herod.

also: i don't think i will be able to verbalize what's different. i don't think it's just a speed thing; it's a general not-clever thing. i feel a certain way, but like a stupid animal, can't express it in more than a "ugh, hungry" kind of way.

i'm being overly hard on myself right now to try to spur myself to be more thoughtful :)
Feb. 26th, 2002 10:45 am (UTC)
Dangit, I was interested in this and didn't get the word!

Apparently if one is not online all day, one is cut off!

Oh, wait, you know this. =)

Anyway, yeah. Being loquacious and being smart aren't the same thing. At all. And everyone has off days.
Feb. 27th, 2002 01:56 am (UTC)
have you seen the old one? i've got to go back and watch it, now that i've seen the new version. i'm sorry i totally forgot you wanted to watch this too, ARGH. you can borrow it. i don't know if i liked it enough to watch it again this soon... :-/
Feb. 27th, 2002 05:16 am (UTC)
Yes, I've seen the old one. And don't worry about it, I think I just felt snarky. =) It's not a big deal, just - as you know - getting used to feeling out of the loop all the time. Usually the best solution is just to create your own loop. When you're not exhausted. =)
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