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Mar 30th
12:42 am
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click for very very large. some of the shots are pixelated, no idea why.


oh also

Mood: gratefulgrateful
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It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on March 31st, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
The story about his little league try-out was an interesting read.

I'm not digging how the author chose to inject so much of himself into the piece. I didn't come to learn about Randy Lee's in-depth analysis of Zac Efron and teen idol's of the past. His fever is (was) definitely showing. It's rambling thinly coated in sweeping paragraphs.
countessm3countessm3 on March 31st, 2013 05:09 pm (UTC)
You know it's been read, reread, rewritten and edited before press, so what bothers me is the page-and-a-half ego that exclaims, "I'm going to analyze Zac Efron by using Benjamin's
"Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" as a text. Then, I am
going to invoke Baudrillard's "Simulacra and Simulation" to discuss that surplus is what separates the original work (Benjamin's aura, Zac's person) from the simulation (Zac's public persona, which is narrative "repetition" of every Disney teen heart throb, "with a difference", the difference being a surplus, or aura, something all those other unsuccessful hotties don't have, like Justin Bieber. Now that I've interpolated Derrida's "Structure Sign and Play," I am going to use Roland Barthes "Death of an Author" to justify my "reader"-response of Efron's work, thereby giving you my opinion of what strokes my intellect about his characters. Last, but not least, I am going to talk to - what's his name? - oh yeah, Zac Efron.

As I writer I get the fuck out of the way and let the characters or the interviewee speak. Today's modern authors can't see past their own giant egos / intellects.

I wish he'd given me more Zac and less himself.

It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on April 1st, 2013 05:05 pm (UTC)
I wish he'd given me more Zac and less himself.

100%. This is easily one my least enjoyable cover stories solely based on the writing style of the author. Too bad, as I'm unsure what other major magazines, if any, At Any Price may merit.
countessm3countessm3 on April 1st, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
Same here.