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Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-26-2017, 02:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,895
Posted By Mike C
I never take anything personally, but... ...

I never take anything personally, but...



...no, there aren't. There are cold readers, fakes and charlatans. There are the mad, and the deluded. But no genuine psychics. Or none that stand up...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-26-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,865
Posted By Mike C
No worries, I assumed at the time that Dan had...

No worries, I assumed at the time that Dan had sold it to an individual.

Dan's kind of sad that the beat is in decline, but he's moved on and seems to be doing well.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-25-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,865
Posted By Mike C
There's the issue - "a new owner". ...

There's the issue - "a new owner".

Crowdgather bought the forum from Dan, the guy who started it, for several thousand dollars. Presumably they've made their money in advertising in the last 8...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-24-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,868
Posted By Mike C
Correction to above - it was 7 members, including...

Correction to above - it was 7 members, including me.

We got 15 acceptances in the first MONTH. 32 by the time I stopped counting, including at least one paid at Pro rates.

This was all...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-24-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,868
Posted By Mike C
Can I agree and disagree simultaneously? A...

Can I agree and disagree simultaneously?

A lot of people like hanging out with people with the same grubby little perversion that can only be practiced in solitude. It's nice to have people to...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-24-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,868
Posted By Mike C
If that's how you choose to misread it... ...

If that's how you choose to misread it...



Anyone can spout dumb shit. Let's take back control! Make America great again!

I don't see you offering any solutions or suggestions. How exactly...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-24-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,865
Posted By Mike C
My forum died because there wasn't enough...

My forum died because there wasn't enough controversy, as brian suggested, but the knife in the back was lack of numbers - we never achieved critical mass.

On reflection I'm probably the worst...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-23-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,659
Posted By Mike C
The guy is a thin skinned narcissistic maniac....

The guy is a thin skinned narcissistic maniac. And a racist, misogynistic liar.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-23-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,868
Posted By Mike C
Totally true. She left a void that has never been...

Totally true. She left a void that has never been filled.



Two points:

Closing the IT was a huge misjudgement. It was the reason a lot of people came here even if the arguments were...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 04-04-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,135
Posted By Mike C
Both. You have more guns and murder than...

Both. You have more guns and murder than Pakistan, where the Taliban shoot schoolkids for fun.

Maybe it's not guns, maybe you're all just sick in the head.

How about this question:
...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-04-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Mike C
Actually this is a bare-faced lie. I own one. It...

Actually this is a bare-faced lie. I own one. It is run better than I could ever manage by Matt Mckern and his talented crew of volunteer editors.

http://oddvillepress.com/
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-04-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Mike C
I run one. Check out the oddville press. ...

I run one. Check out the oddville press.



This sadly seems to be true.



The only way it could be done is for love. Nobody wants to pay for what they can get free elsewhere and I suspect...
Forum: Free Writing 04-04-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,813
Posted By Mike C
Science attempts to. Religion doesn't explain...

Science attempts to. Religion doesn't explain anything, unless you subscribe to the "I don't understand how this works so it must be pixie dust" school of thought.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-04-2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By Mike C
Jake Learn what a paragraph is and how to...

Jake

Learn what a paragraph is and how to use it. It'll make everything else seem way better.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-03-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By Mike C
Max, have you read Attwood's Handmaid's Tale? The...

Max, have you read Attwood's Handmaid's Tale? The premise appears to be very broadly the same. Read the book. All your questions will be answered.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-03-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Mike C
Sounds like a doomed crock of shit. If you want...

Sounds like a doomed crock of shit. If you want to make money out of writers, sell them something useful.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-02-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By Mike C
I didn't say you couldn't do it. I said there was...

I didn't say you couldn't do it. I said there was no need for it. It's lazy and shoddy.

SF and fantasy are the big refuge of the infodumper, and unsurprisingly, the bastion of the inexperienced...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-01-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By Mike C
You recognise data dumps by the glazing of the...

You recognise data dumps by the glazing of the eyes and the desire to go do something other than read and the need to fight off sleep.

You have a big chunk in there that, if I was buying, would...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-19-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,715
Posted By Mike C
Translated it means "This too shall pass" - in...

Translated it means "This too shall pass" - in other words, nothing lasts forever. It has been attributed to everyone from Solomon to Abraham Lincoln but originated with a medieval Persian poet,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-18-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,617
Posted By Mike C
I have sold plenty of SF over the years. I had a...

I have sold plenty of SF over the years. I had a story nominated for an Omni award many years ago. Please don't try to tell me how to write.

SF comes in many flavours. If you write 'hard' SF then...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-18-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,715
Posted By Mike C
Not really. The closest I have come to...

Not really.

The closest I have come to enlightenment is with what's in my signature (This too shall pass) and with my realisation that, without the intervention of any kind of god, we have all...
Forum: Members' Feedback 08-18-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,273
Posted By Mike C
As I said, my humorous aside (which maybe should...

As I said, my humorous aside (which maybe should have been accompanied by a bunch of smileys?) was not intended to undermine. I was just taking your words literally, as I assumed you meant them.
...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-18-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,154
Posted By Mike C
It's a lot less elaborate than the rape scenario,...

It's a lot less elaborate than the rape scenario, the victim can be a gang member and it's as credible as your writing can make it.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-18-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By Mike C
I think it looks messy - the design is still...

I think it looks messy - the design is still reminiscent of something 15 years out of date. The imagery isn't anti-aliased and therefore the text looks blocky. Also it takes up too much real-estate...
Forum: Members' Feedback 08-18-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,273
Posted By Mike C
Actually it wasn't an attack, just semantics, and...

Actually it wasn't an attack, just semantics, and clarification of an instruction by staff.

I think Bagit meant to say (and feel free to correct me, I am but a fallible man) is - Read the rules....
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