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Started by Thursday's_Child, September 26, 2019, 08:37:56 AM

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marshwiggle

Quote from: fleabite on December 03, 2023, 07:02:41 PM
Quote from: evil_physics_witchcraft on December 03, 2023, 06:23:58 PMHere's another one:

"The terrain of Venus is relatively smooth with two continent like fetuses named Ishtar and Aphrodite."

This is superb! You made my day.

Sounds like Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
It takes so little to be above average.

onehappyunicorn

I usually teach studio art classes but we needed someone to teach an art appreciation class last minute this semester and I got volunteered. It's been a while since I've had to grade student papers and while I'm ready to start drinking I have a few gems.

From two separate papers about The Persistence of Memory:

"Dali often used ants in his paintings to represent death and decay that he, himself symbolizes."

"This painting was not up for commission, which hints that Dalí was a surrealist."

I liked this one about another artist:
"The intense intensity radiating from the artwork established a profound and automatic connection..."
I would be disappointed to have apathetic intensity radiating for sure...

apl68

Quote from: onehappyunicorn on December 11, 2023, 03:13:41 PMI usually teach studio art classes but we needed someone to teach an art appreciation class last minute this semester and I got volunteered. It's been a while since I've had to grade student papers and while I'm ready to start drinking I have a few gems.

From two separate papers about The Persistence of Memory:

"Dali often used ants in his paintings to represent death and decay that he, himself symbolizes."

"This painting was not up for commission, which hints that Dalí was a surrealist."

I liked this one about another artist:
"The intense intensity radiating from the artwork established a profound and automatic connection..."
I would be disappointed to have apathetic intensity radiating for sure...


I can remember sentences like these from my TA days.  And in those days students didn't need online bots to generate writing like that for them!

"Intense intensity radiating" was indeed repetitious and redundant.  If the intensity is "radiating" then it's obviously intense, since apathetic intensity almost never has what it takes to radiate.
If any will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it.
For how does a man profit if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul?