Dr. 2 with patient "Juggling With Mr. Fields" by Jennifer O'Grady

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Patient: Juggling With Mr. Fields

Legal Guardian: Jennifer O'Grady

Insurance: PagePay Plus

Symptoms: Riddled with realism.

Diagnosis: Retro Showbizickus

Patient Description:

I was an alien to the patient. I didn't know who W.C. Fields was. I thought the play's start was charming. The dialogue was healthy and seeming. Within the context, there was too much instruction. The drama was there, but I still felt like an alien to this gentleman and his struggle. I'm not sure what is or is not fictitious. I'd go to this performance if only to see the ol' boy juggle.

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Nurse 911 with patient "Vietnam Zippos" by J. Weintraub

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Patient: Vietnam Zippos

Legal Guardian: J. Weintraub

Insurance: Bookmarx Medical

Symptoms: Inflammation of factoids, Signature Stage Styling

Diagnosis: Narrated Nihilism

Patient Description:

Our new patient is an antsy one, flicking his zippo casing on-and-off continuously in the waiting room. He was bothering the other patients who did not have zippos. When I had finally called his name, he appeared spooked, and in a knee-jerk like motion, rushed feverishly into the wing for diagnosis. The final evaluation was mild. The fact listing -of Zippos- is hit and miss in being interesting enough to actually attract my attention because the whole "badass soldier with a lighter" notion losses its novelty after a short while and appears to drone on with bits of information to drown it. 

Also, the ending seemed confusing. I thought we were talking about the history, as well as the intricacies of Zippos? Instead, the story ends on some moral high note of "World Peace is the answer". My point is that as the reader, I felt confused trying to bridge together what was handed to me. Where was the connection between the broad breakdown of Zippos, and the story's sudden shift towards an ending of "world peace"? The patient received a two star health rating.

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Dr. 2 with patient "P.S. I Love Your Daughter" by Gary Cobin

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Patient: P.S. I Love Your Daughter

Legal Guardian: Gary Cobin

Insurance: PagePay Plus

Symptoms: Jenny-Was-A-Friend-Of-Mine

Diagnosis: Daddy's Girl

Patient Description:

The patient's protagonist had me interested by the first beer. The intro had a very natural dialogue, even while being chopped with surprises. The company where the characters work was decorated in interesting symbolism that played into the script. Cobin's comedic character's really hit the spot. Unfortunately, when the story reached its revelations, it really handicapped itself with conventional delivery. The writing just did not create a believable dialogue when it needed it most. The story survives until the end, but I was surprised by the shift in acceptability because as I mentioned, the intro was healthy. In addition, Paul was way too dude, especially to his daughter. I understood he was a poor father, but he's still someone's greater. Wasn't he head of the company as well? Does a Sargent behave on the same level as his cadets? The story gets its zingers and all the boys figure out what to do. P.S. Derek's an idiot .

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