That was trying to be a pun on “medical pot,” but that’s not important right now. We’re in class right now discussing a student play about a writer who loses his wife to his incompetence in husbandhood in 1939, and we’ve spent an hour discussing reasons why it’s so great and saying “I don’t want to be prescriptive” over and goddamn over again. All I want is to get some decent criticisms of these plays. I love writing and I love reading other students’ work, but I don’t think it’s too much to ask for us to receive some really biting editorial critique.
I just don’t know how to go about asking for that without seeming like that dick who says “you could work on that.” I’m looking for an entrance to figure this out.