Status over time

Posted in Uncategorized by dpayton2 on February 17, 2010

Times Square Red Times Square Blue illustrates the changing color and locale of New York City via the personal experiences of the people involved in its sexual landscape that occurred in the 1980’s.  Young innocent boys grow up to be knowledgable, survivable adults capable of making their way through the dangerous streets of New York City amidst the promiscuity that puts them in jeopardy.  Drugs and alcohol reign as the chief condolences and avenues of passports to a seemingly better world that is full of deceits and falsehoods.  These men or women are not actually capable of better lives because of their environment and so reality scewers turn them into junkies.   The phenomenon of the sexual world in a bustling city kingdom proves that survival of the fittest is the only means of survival and the experiences that have come along with childhood take them into adulthood and prepare them for the challenges they will later face.  Sexually explicit


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  1. extremedancer14 said, on February 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Although I feel your post touches on a lot of the issues that are brought up consistently in this two part text, I feel that there is a bigger picture that is being addressed throughout. Yes, the novel has it’s, as I will refer to it, shocking and rather misfortunate outcomes, it also illustrates how certain relationships develop and focuses on the value of each person Chip comes into contact with (this is to illustrate the text’s better points). I think what the professor was mentioning in class holds most truth:
    When a couple tells me that they have been together for 75 years, I don’t look
    at them and think “oh, that’s amazing”, instead I think “can those relationships
    that last for 20,25,30,50 years holds just as much value as those that have lasted
    for 3,4 minutes?
    Although I understand that there are many socio-economical aspects behind the text, I also believe that it doesn’t solely focus on “tragedies”, but also has a much broader point behind it when it deals with relationships and their value.
    Kristi Martin, FEB.25th.2010. 2nd response

  2. thecasualsquirrel said, on May 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    This seemed more like a summary than a blog post and I have to agree with the first comment. Although you stated several things we talked about in the book you did not go into any details about it. This felt somewhat uninspired. The book really delves into the meanings of the relationships these people had whether it be that long relationship or the mutual masturbation in the theater. Also the way you describe their situation seems bleaker than it needs to be because you make it seem like they have no chance and their environment is what causes everything, not them.
    I would like to see a follow up on this post possibly sometime this semester or even after. I can understand being confused at points during this class but I think you can get to the crux of this story with a little effort.

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