boingboing at July 5th, 2013 17:46 — #1
Read the other Real Stuff stories and listen to Mark's interview with Dennis Eichhorn here. READ THE REST
tom_van_deusen at July 5th, 2013 18:22 — #2
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milliefink at July 5th, 2013 21:38 — #3
I guess he got to have his cake and eat it too?
I mean, what is that, some kind of hate fuck?
fuzzyfungus at July 5th, 2013 23:38 — #4
"I just don't understand human behavior."
I must admit to having been fairly confused about the precise objective and/or lesson there as well.
toogoodtocheck_ at July 6th, 2013 00:53 — #5
I don't think the "real stuff" series is meant to have morals or object lessons.
Except perhaps that in his retellings, people around Eichhorn will either start a fight with him and lose, or make like rabbits. Which is not the most broadly applicable of life lessons
halloween_jack_ at July 6th, 2013 10:10 — #6
I think that the idea here was that it was a subversion of the prolonged and heightened drama of the typical soap opera: the fliration, the seduction, the affair, the conflict when the husband finds out. Instead, Eichhorn is like, "OK, you wanna fuck? Then we'll fuck, and after that, I'm gone, because I don't wanna be around when your husband finds out about us."
silkox1 at July 6th, 2013 11:30 — #7
The author identifies with Roy, the workingman husband of Lisa, who mocks Roy when he's not around. Lisa comes on to our hero, imagining she's acting out a soap opera. He gives her a decidedly un-soap-opera experience and leaves. Not complicated.
miasm at July 6th, 2013 13:17 — #8
Thus 'helping' Roy with his relationship.
antinous at July 6th, 2013 17:30 — #9
Prolonged? Every soap opera that I've seen has 40 year-old characters with great-great-grandchildren.
misterjayem at July 7th, 2013 11:07 — #10
Sure I'll fuck ya -- but because I'm *a good guy*, I'm gonna make sure you feel bad about it...
boingboing at July 10th, 2013 17:46 — #11
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