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how in the hell did this ever get nominated let alone win anything? You’d be a small one, only five feet, ten inches, the same height as human-you. 76.8k Likes, 166 Comments - Eric Ochoa (@supereeego) on Instagram: “Her: Babe make me laugh for this picture Me: If you were a dinosaur you’d be a Preggosaurus …” I have done a lot of reading in the past few months as I try to pursue my own writing career. They assume that the description of “gin soaked ” and “brandishing pool cues” is somehow an attack by the writer on working class people. I suppose we can expect that from works of writing. Nebula Award Winner and, thus far, Hugo Award Nominee. Audiences would weep at the melancholic beauty of your singing. My idea of what makes something SFnal has broadened over the past couple of years by reading diverse works that treat SF in different ways. None of the naysayers seems capable of coherent thought, much less quality writing. Maybe you might not find it sad, and someone else might agree with you, but we all have different perspectives of the world and how we see things on a daily basis. This is your “Danger, Will Robinson,” moment, but you probably don’t notice on your first time through because you’re a little in love, and you’re sad, and the if/then logic of the story is relentless and carries you on even as the warning signals start. Secondly, I’m having a hard time properly categorizing this as science fiction. The girl, still in pajamas, bounces on her bed—where a toy green dinosaur sits—and finally decides, she wants “a pet much bigger, more the size of, well, A HOUSE!” If I Had a Dinosaur celebrates childhood and children’s imaginations and creativity. Story telling with a scalpel. Feel. save. Great story! An amazing story. Am currently working on a dream story and am stuck in plot clay. Wander.℗ 1349682 Records DKReleased on: 2019-07-19Auto-generated by YouTube. What would you eat if you were on an island by yourself? I think I’ve found it. Nearly perfect, I’d say. It’s an okay story, but it’s utterly mundane. I would astonish everyone assembled, the biologists and the paleontologists and the geneticists, the reporters and the rubberneckers and the music aficionados, all those people who—deceived by the helix-and-fossil trappings of cloned dinosaurs-- believed that they lived in a science fictional world when really they lived in a world of magic where anything was possible. I’d pull out a hydrangea the shade of the sky and press it against my heart and my heart would beat like a flower. For those pondering whether it truly counts as SF, consider this: it is a metafictional story. Not to mention that it sets up the repeated motif of establishing an image with one set of preconceived notions and then immediately providing detail that undermines them. Of course. Rachel Swirsky‘s “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” started getting award buzz almost the moment it came out. if you do please take my others, … This story is upsetting to certain people. Congratulations to Rachel Swirsky for the deserved Nebula Award. Terrible story, by the way. A brilliantly written love story with a sharp haunting edge to it. Something horrible happened, yet the author managed to decouple the event (through poor choice of the kids’ poetry device) from its horror, and the perpetrators (through tired stereotype) from the visceral feeling you should have for them. If all I needed was something blue, I’d run across the church, heels clicking on the marble, until I reached a vase by the front pew. I don’t know how Rachel Swirsky feels about controversy surrounding her stories, but one of my personal career goals is for people to get into bar fights over my stories, so in my head canon, she’s smug. There’s an inherent distance with this story that is very important to the success of its emotional impact. report. I’d make my bed on the floor of your cage, in the moist dirt, cushioned by leaves. These pieces really set a standard in the inrsutdy. Well done, friend. I’d lead you to them quietly, oh so quietly. ... while a T. rex would pretty much pulverize you. It is told in the conditional tense, but that doesn’t ban it from the genre–if anything, that heightens its “speculative” tone. ( Log Out /  One of those stories that leave me wishing I had written it. Thank you for inspiring me. Pulling the child by the shirt collar, she crosses the street and ducks into a grocery. “…works of writing”? Share Previous Next. I was reading so much because I wanted to find out what made a story worthy of a Nebula. 1. I first read this story when it was nominated for a Hugo. How could it win an award? there is no science central to this prose that holds this thing up, and without the science as a backbone it ain’t science fiction. Just gorgeous. Wow, such bigotry in a story. I’m asking since you said that your university was better than theirs. If you were a dinosaur, my love, then you would be a T-Rex. And since you come at it sideways, with the grief breaking down your fantasy instead of coming at you directly, you’re so much more vulnerable to the impact of the frame story than if there were a proper frame. Seriously? Terrific story. I also love that the people who are decrying this as ignorant are showing their own ignorance in their assumptions. A deeply compelling story found from Escape Pod. Ignore the Philistines and the trolls, milady Swirsky. Such ignorant fear of the unknown, of the working people you have never deigned to speak to, so never understood outside the arrogant prejudices of the “educated” left. best. Poetry masquerading as fiction. They are ready to learn that there were many different kinds of dinosaurs; that some dinosaurs ate plants while others were meat eaters; and they are ready to learn a little about what the di… This might be my polyamorous heart talking, but if you don’t love the narrator, just a little bit, by that line, I question either your reading comprehension or your capacity for human sentiment. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be … Riveting and beautiful…I could not stop reading. Wow…. Has anyone on this comment board ever actually read SciFi? I suppose the world should at least be thankful for that. Still, I’d know that it was for the best that you marry another creature like yourself, one that shares your body and bone and genetic template. I would totally go for a cow or something! He can roll all he likes, so long as he stays there. Change ). Rachel Swirsky, Congratulations on winning the Nebula. Issue content is made available for free on this website via piecemeal over the two months between issues. Perhaps that’s why I don’t like it. nonsense. View More. I hope you enjoy my quiz. It establishes the structure of the story as a series of If/then statements. A T-Rex would bare its fangs and they would cower. I’d stare at the two of you standing together by the altar and I’d love you even more than I do now. Let’s talk about that elided frame story for a moment. 12K likes. What dinosaur would you be? Best of luck, both in the awards process and in all of your writings! Learn How to get free kindle Kids books directly from Amazon at http://AReadingPlace.com/dinosaurs. If you were a dinosaur, my love, then you would be a T-Rex. All I can say is, I wish I’d written it. Which one are you? There were three pigs. This yarn is not drek. The worst kind of story I can think of. It is magnificently beautiful. I don’t like what Dostoyevsky’s stories say either. Defying the literary standards at such a fundamental level can produce remarkable, memorable work; I’m reminded of Tom Godwin’s “the Cold Equations”, for instance, or Elizabeth Hand’s “the Maiden Flight of McCauley’s [i]Bellerophon[/i]”. You should have won the hugo award for this odd but powerful and touching piece. It is sad. Far, far away from the SciFi genre. This draws attention to the fact that the story is a story, the very effect that leads to some people ragging on second person. Wonderful prose and a good, creative, unusual story. This is very, very well-written. It’s gold. This was amazing. If you were a dinosaur, which one would you be? I would stretch joyfully toward the sun. Thanks and congratulations on your award. The funny thing is that if you change those five blustering gin-soaked pool players into demographic profiles more reflective of who is relatively most likely to beat someone senseless…. Whereas you—fragile, lovely, human you—must rely on wits and charm. It is well deserved! ( Log Out /  Reading it again now, I have no problem seeing it as speculative fiction, and I agree with BaguetteDuSorcier’s comment. Not only is the emperor nude, but this “story” stinks! I was all smiles until you wrung tears from me. Loved it! Clearly SciFi has evolved into the same pointless dross as modern art – a minimum amount of effort on the part of the artist looking for the maximum return. Really? My mistake. hide. If you gave the Haydens a cookie, they’d expect to control the Hugos EVERY year. But don’t panic. It also sneaks in exposition about what’s going on in the (completely elided) frame story. This is beautiful. Dinosaur Pick Up Lines Here you will find funny, silly and hilarious dinosaur pick up lines for teens and adults. And great right brain/left brain imagination — the science was strong. If I laughed, laughed, laughed, I’d eventually feel guilty. If you were a dinosaur, you'd be a gorgesaurus. Safe. This is a comment about a comment about yet another comment. Very well-written and moving. If audiences wept at the melancholic beauty of your singing, they’d rally to fund new research into reviving extinct species. You’d be a small one, only five feet, ten inches, the same height as human-you. If I sang you lullabies, I’d soon notice how quickly you picked up music. And that, coming from me, is the highest praise I can bestow. Neither science fiction NOR a story. The biggest pig went to the market and asked for the largest soda. Assuming. Thank you. As a paleontologist lies in a coma, his fiancée tells him how things would be different if he were a Tyrannosaurus rex. Editors Note: This is the winning entry of our 2020 Holiday Horrors Flash Fiction Contest. Doubting Rich, just out of curiosity, how do you know what universities the other commenters attended? This so perfectly tells the story of Reginald Denny. and even then it does not qualify as science fiction but as fantasy. A T-Rex, even a small one, would never have to stand against five blustering men soaked in gin and malice. They’d work until they’d built you a mate. If I could give it an award I’d do so. From my throat, bees would drink exotic nectars. I was awed and, I dare even say, humbled by your writing. Why? I couldn’t read past the first two sentenses. And all dinosaurs laid eggs. This is SciFi? Simple. I’d promise never to do something like that again. For example, if you traveled back to the dinosaur age, or it traveled to you in some kind of scientific disaster, you might find yourself running from a duplex-sized reptile. Write on. Here’s where we start to get the explicit explanation of what the missing frame story would tell us, and it’s done through the technique introduced in the first sentence of establishing a set of expectations and then thwarting them. It is difficult to assess the diversity of dinosaurs due to gaps in the fossil record. It’s childish. simple but fun writing paired with bright comedic illustrations are sure to make this book a hit with the kids! Congratulations on your win! I’d avert my eyes from the newspapers when they showed photographs of the men’s tearful widows and fatherless children, just as they must avert their eyes from the newspapers that show my face. I’m so happy to get something more–something richer for my mind–out of this story now. Take my quiz to find out. Geneticists would figure out how to build a dinosaur from nothing by discovering exactly what DNA sequences code everything about a creature, from the size of its pupils to what enables a brain to contemplate a sunset. i think i could write an actual scifi story and i haven’t taken any sort of writing class since i was in high school over 10 years ago. 1 comment. In fact, it’s not the T-Rex who goes on, in hypothetical if/then-land, to instigate violence, but his zookeeper partner who leads him to the enemies. I’m a “working class” woman. 100% Upvoted. What we know about him is that he’s relatively short, gentle, loved by a woman we love, fragile, lovely, and in possession of wits and charm. “If you give a mouse a cookie” was more riveting and had the added advantage of having beautifully rendered pictures that catered to my apparently slavish tastes in literature. A woman was walking down the street with her young child. If I Were A Dinosaur. wow. Another predator, gotta take out the competition. Reading stories like this discourage me from pursuing my own interest as a writer. 1. They’d grasp each other for comfort instead of seizing the pool cues with which they beat you, calling you a fag, a towel-head, a shemale, a sissy, a spic, every epithet they could think of, regardless of whether it had anything to do with you or not, shouting and shouting as you slid to the floor in the slick of your own blood. If you were a dinosaur, my love, then nothing could break you, and if nothing could break you, then nothing could break me. ….then this story stops being funny at all, and starts being hate speech. Just wanted to say, “Well done.”. Synopsis. It’s like our little canary in a coal mine, giving us a fair warning. For no particular reason, I would like to hereby publicly state that while nobody I love is a dinosaur, I have no compassion for anybody else’s family, and I do an uncanny impression of a wrathful god. Linda Stegall. What it does in this case is create a relationship between the narrator and the reader. From any genre. . Controversy followed shortly thereafter, and the controversy blew up a little bit when the nominations came out. (Hint: for commenting on this purposes, you should, too.). What a bizarre comment. The quality of the negative replies tells you everything you need to know about the merits of the story. And do we blame her? ( Log Out /  Exactly, Such a great love story. Surprising, touching and wonderful. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Shifty Bitwise lots of fun, silly & even useful things to do when you just happen to find a dinosaur laying around the house. A gentle lure before a hard squeeze on the heart. It’s a great story! Close. There were also many Natural catastrophes that helped our planet to become what it is today. Animal 108 Bird 23 Cat 33 Dinosaur 51 Dog 79 Horse 28 Insect 27 Marine Life 56 In the same way that “Misery” isn’t a romance novel, but is a novel about romance novels. Think about this. If you were a dinosaur, my love, then you would be a T-Rex. Thanks. A Kids video book about dinosaur. You’d be fragile-boned and you’d walk with as delicate and polite a gait as you could manage on massive talons. What I think I would eat, what kind of dinosaur I would be, and what part of the world I think I would live in, etc. The only other place I can think of off-hand that has a structure like this is a lullaby and I don’t think that’s an accident. This is not speculative fiction, as hard as it tries to make us think so. This thread is archived. There are two kinds of people; those who go over the wall, and those who stay behind. Scratch marks in the ground — not unlike those made by some modern ground-dwelling birds — give us a clue that some dinosaurs probably showed off to potential mates. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Whereas you—fragile, lovely, human you—must rely on wits and charm. So, of course, Swirsky undermines us again, and chastises us for that very thing. We know the narrator is telling us a story, and we’re listening to it because it’s quirky and has a 5’10” T-Rex who is loved. I’m not sure what the negative commenters are seeing when they picture “five blustering men soaked in gin and malice” who beat up an apparently fragile-looking palentologist but I suspect it’s got more to do with their own preconceptions and with whom in the story they are identifying than what the words say. This is 100% a speculative fiction story. You have given us a moving, quirky, poetic, heart-wrenching, loving story. Her short fiction has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies, including. Summary: Upon reflection, Taehyung's predilection for having sex in the back of the raptors' enclosure almost always comes with a drawback: the very interested eyes of the entire raptor pack. It is a good thing Ms Swirsky was blessed with an XX Chromosome otherwise this drek would not get a second glance. The paleontologist’s fiancée who waits by the bedside of a man who will probably never wake. level 1. just now. Near the end, you have the *childish* “I’M GONNA KILL THEM!!! Enjoy. Amazing Reading Time Experience. But I very much don’t like it. And suddenly 2020 makes perfect sense, as a long game to make sure Biden doesn't get better optics on his inaugurat…. I came to this having been primed to find drek. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. There’s no explicit frame story, but you’re about to find out what happened anyway. Apex Magazine is a genre zine that focuses on dark and spectacular science fiction, fantasy, and horror. The map — available here — lets you input your hometown (or any city you want) to see where it was in the world millions of years ago. (The preceding records, Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me and Bug, were reissued last year by Merge.) I would bloom into the most beautiful flower. In a bid to gauge a reaction from potential new hires, employers have started to turn to the types of bizarre questions – traditionally associated with the academic interviews of Oxford and Cambridge. Biased. And, I make no assumption that this story vilifies working class people at all. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I found the beginning of the poem in the same vein (if not derivative) of a children’s book titled “I Love You Stinky Face”. Well, clues aren’t anything a person is expected to recognize. Beautiful and haunting. That might not necessarily have been the case, though. In said book, a mother consoles her child through several hypotheticals where her son is some sort of animal/creature. It’s an extremely popular lullaby, and by subconsciously triggering associations with it, Swirsky is immediately lulling her readers, as it were, and invoking a sense of deep, unwavering love. I read and I rebel, because things are rarely this cut and dried, rarely as simple as they are portrayed here, like this person, hate those, these are the good guys, those are the bad: I can get easy simple polarized views at any particular biased news outlet of my choice, and this is junk, no offense to anybody who may or may not have been hurt in any inspiring incident that may or may not have occurred. If everyone else thought about my stories the way I feel about yours, I would be so ashamed. Wow – It’s If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, only for grown-ups. USA. Maybe if the woman imagined that the man was an alien who would abduct her? My soul would feel light because I’d know that you and I had made something new in the world and at the same time revived something very old. I never cease to be amazed by this story. I’m glad, though, that it was a short short story. Totally some kind of plant, I'm a vegetarian! This is handy because, as we’ve noted in other structurally interesting pieces, the story is short and having the structure do some of the work keeps that from being a handicap. I’d stare at the two of you standing together by the altar and I’d love you even more than I do now. However, these are hypotheticals I’ve already read before, and though they are made more interesting by the implementation of a dinosaur as a character: I do not personally believe the existence of a dinosaur in a story to be a legitimate enough reason for it to be categorically science fiction. Then, the middle pig went to the market and asked for the largest soda. I remember thinking it was beautifully written, but I struggled wtih seeing it as SF. If you were a dinosaur, you'd be a gorgesaurus. "Right over there," says the store clerk. Your nostrils would flare as you inhaled the night and then, with the suddenness of a predator, you’d strike. Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Apex Magazine. Funny, Sarcastic, Blunt bitch quotes that will make you laugh! It doesn’t deserve the accolades. Paleontologists would mine ancient fossils for traces of collagen. ! 1249 Tripp Ave I’d bring you raw chickens and live goats. It truly is a very interesting dinosaur fact. I’d trust in your teeth and talons to keep you/me/us safe now and forever from the scratch of chalk on pool cues, and the scuff of the nurses’ shoes in the hospital corridor, and the stuttering of my broken heart. We’ve been hearing a story from somebody who, we now know, is a really and truly decent person to the important people in her life, and something is not right. But both of those are undeniably SF. “That wasn’t a review, it was Twitter snark.”. October 16, 2015 October 16, 2015 The Peculiarist fantasy, Review Apex Magazine, Brainery, fantasy, poems, poetic prose, poetry, Rachel Swirsky, review, short story, writing. She’s emotionally shattered, after all. Thank you! Then I read your comments and I’m like “Lord save me from your followers.” If You Were A Dinosaur DID NOT win the Hugo. Girl, if you were a dinosaur, you'd be a Gorgeousaurus. The one good thing about this horrid tripe of a story is that it’s one of the things that gave us “Sad Puppies”. You’d harmonize with me, your rough, vibrating voice a strange counterpoint to mine. No. Wow. Rachel Swirsky holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop and graduated from Clarion West in 2005. I would be borrowed, too, because I’d be borrowing your happiness. Just go. Criminy, what an oversensitive crowd! Let me say that again. Drivel. Your eyes … She’s happy, but her heart is breaking, and this is her fantasy. The massive dinosaur would chase you, and chances are, it would catch up to you. I loved every word of this. No one who goes over the wall is... Y’all some weak people this story is not even sad come on now. The fact that YOU THINK it won a Hugo says a lot about your ability to contribute to this discussion. Sort by. Still, they would see you. this is a fever dream of a woman who has issues. In any event, a delightful, lyrical story. We like her for that. far away. !” response to violence, followed by realizing the ethical impact of such. The title could be altered to “If you were a man with a gun” or “If you had four other friends at the bar last night” and the main idea of “if her fiance were a more intimidating and violent force” would remain the same. How reporters adore my face, the face of the paleontologist’s fiancée with her half-planned wedding, bouquets of hydrangeas already ordered, green chiffon bridesmaid dresses already picked out. 5. If they built you a mate, I’d stand as the best woman at your wedding. Up ahead she sees a black man walking toward her. Please go away. If You Were A Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky is a second person POV story that works really well. It’s in a quasi-second person, but there’s no pretense at all that the “you” addressed in the story is, in fact, the reader. 270 comments. I’d watch as you decanted their lives—the flood of red; the spill of glistening, coiled things—and I’d laugh, laugh, laugh. Thank you for such strong and beautiful imagery. Of the three most common pets, she likes dogs, has a cat, and a fish is simply too wet! Your flow was effortless and smooth. I was thinking that it is like The Runaway Bunny for grown-ups! Beautiful is not the word I would choose, disturbed is far closer to the mark. The answer will surprise you, and you will probably wonder why you were never told before. You’d be a small one, only five feet, ten inches, the same height as human-you. Luckily for Ms. Swirsky, “everyone else” *doesn’t* feel about her story the way you do. save. You’d be a creature of courage and strength but also gentleness. I am weeping. it’s an interesting story but, as another commenter pointed out, it’s science fiction fiction; the real story is the narrator’s, which is firmly grounded in reality. Hugo Award finalist, Nebula Award winner, World Fantasy Award finalist, Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™, A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of…, each thing i show you is a piece of my death, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Memphis Minnie Sing the…, Bonus 2021 International Fantasists Issue, https://apex-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/apex01.mp3. I feel like the childishness of it is intentional. 99% Upvoted. I loved it! I couldn’t help but notice the specificity. Tragic sad, not pathetic sad. This lesson is the second of a two-part series on dinosaurs. This story is…well, award worthy. One of the most unconventional stories I have ever read, and one that pays off with infinite rewards. I didn’t know I was thirsting for poetry until I read your story. See whole one liner: Girl, if you were a dinosaur, you'd be a at Onelinefun.com Search in the largest collection of one liners and puns All one liners Choose by topic For special events New one liners He gulped it up and asked where the bathroom is. This does not deserve to be called the best short story the field can produce. I think the assumptions by some of the more libertarian bent people like Hoyt are hilarious about this story. Wanting to protect and defend somebody like that is admirable. If you would like to learn more about Gallimimus you can take a look at these websites. Here's a look at If you're a dinosaur, a sesame street parody. Every time I read Correia or Torgersen I am inspired and revved up. In today’s post, I will be writing about if I was a dinosaur. this is not science fiction. If You Were A Dinosaur You Would Be A Bitch-A-Whoreous. Archived. Your claws and fangs would intimidate your foes effortlessly. Oh, that was devastatingly beautiful. Still, the idea that non-avian dinosaurs were uniformly gigantic is a misconception based in part on preservation bias, as large, sturdy bones are more likely to last until they are fossilized. When you thought I was asleep, you’d cry unrequited love songs into the night. You communicated a really lovely combination of emotion and defiance. You’d stand onstage, talons digging into the floorboards. Her compassion for the families of the people who nearly killed her fiancé is so relentless that it interrupts the coping mechanism she’s using to deal with that same tragedy. I would say get a clue, but I’m quite sure you wouldn’t recognize one. Sara ErnstImagine. People are still angry about “Equations” over fifty years later, and it took me over a year to properly understand what Hand was doing with “Flight”. Well, she knocked this one out of the park, didn’t she! I have a few issues with this poem, two specifically. whatever its an alright story. but a hugo and nebula award nomination? Have no familiarity with the genesis of the story/poem whatever–whether this event really happened, or if details were changed in the telling–but it doesn’t really matter. When you couldn’t sleep, I’d sing you lullabies. The existence of stories you don’t like discourages you from being a writer? You, like Triceratops, have a big head. No one has found evidence of dinosaurs giving live birth — and, just like some birds today, dinosaurs laid clutches of multiple eggs. This copy kindly provided by NetGalley on behalf of the publishers. Hate speech against whom?! If we lived in a world of magic where anything was possible, then you would be a dinosaur, my love. A magnificent story. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. My happiness would become petals. Gorgeous and so sad–a wonderful story, thank you. You’d be fragile-boned and you’d walk with as delicate and polite a gait as you could manage on massive talons. You could have a big head because you just got pouf'ed at the hairdresser, or because that cute barista smiled at you at Starbucks, or because you finally remembered to wear your Viking helmet to that regional sales meeting. I came prepared not to care for the story…and was pleasantly surprised. What is meaningful to students at this level is exploration of the dinosaur world that once existed. After reading this story and the comments I await the child proclaiming that the emperor has no clothes. ... Their teeth were thick from side to side. Chicago Il, 60623 That was rubbish as well. Your claws and fangs would intimidate your foes effortlessly. By the way, I am a graduate of an older, better-known university than any of those commenting here attended, ironically in Earth Sciences which includes palaeobiology, but one who has worked with and made friends of more working men and women than academics or writers. 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