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Forum: Non-Fiction Yesterday, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By brianpatrick
Long sentences arenít a problem, and neither are...

Long sentences arenít a problem, and neither are short ones. But I think you can make a sentence long without making it a run-on, and it would serve to make your writing more powerful.

Like...
Forum: Non-Fiction Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 151
Posted By brianpatrick
Where did you sense hostility? I assure you there...

Where did you sense hostility? I assure you there was none.




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Forum: Non-Fiction Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 63
Posted By brianpatrick
I like how this piece moves. There is an almost...

I like how this piece moves. There is an almost funny discrepancy between the ďwiredĒ woman and the slowness and regularity all around her.

Do you intend the run-on sentences? I know some people...
Forum: Non-Fiction Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 151
Posted By brianpatrick
I pinned it on his balls. Thatís how real...

I pinned it on his balls. Thatís how real messiahs do it. All the rest oí you saviors are just fronting.


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Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-13-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 501
Posted By brianpatrick
https://youtu.be/kVRxdPWV3RM Sent from my...

https://youtu.be/kVRxdPWV3RM


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Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-13-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 501
Posted By brianpatrick
Youíre a goose killer! Typical southern man.😀 ...

Youíre a goose killer! Typical southern man.😀


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Forum: Non-Fiction 12-13-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 151
Posted By brianpatrick
Yes. We know you are mostly trolling. Iím not...

Yes. We know you are mostly trolling. Iím not bothered by it at all, and Mohican isnít enforcing rules. Carry on!


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Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-13-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 501
Posted By brianpatrick
Iíve never eaten goose. Or lamb. Or duck. ...

Iíve never eaten goose. Or lamb. Or duck.

But I had BBQ squirrel and rattlesnake.


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Forum: Free Writing 12-13-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By brianpatrick
Did you write this, or is it a copy and paste? ...

Did you write this, or is it a copy and paste?

I donít think hair color has anything to do with prowess in the bedroom. I mean, it just doesnít.

Not sure what this piece is really aiming at.
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Forum: Introductions 12-12-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By brianpatrick
Can we call you Jim, or is it strictly James? ...

Can we call you Jim, or is it strictly James?


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Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-11-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 501
Posted By brianpatrick
You can be sure the music scene is better. ...

You can be sure the music scene is better.


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Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-10-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 209
Posted By brianpatrick
I suppose. But... the textbooks are already...

I suppose. But... the textbooks are already written by unscrupulous editors with revisionist history. Public school kids are getting from school just the bare minimum of reality.

My father-in law...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-10-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 501
Posted By brianpatrick
It had been at least three years since I watched...

It had been at least three years since I watched Its a Wonderful Life all the way through. And since we talked about it, and I had some time this fine Sunday, I watched it again.

Wow. Itís...
Forum: Prompts & Challenges 12-10-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By brianpatrick
Nah, Iím another one. Though Iím still not sure...

Nah, Iím another one. Though Iím still not sure how Cityboy got that whole messiah relationship so backwards. Didnít we agree that I was to be your messiah? Gawd, Iím going to have to go through my...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-10-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,336
Posted By brianpatrick
I actually do like Cash. In his day he was really...

I actually do like Cash. In his day he was really unique, so many great songs. Those songs feel honest. Yeah, I know none of it is actually ďhonestĒ but thatís the art, right?

But Hurt Just feels...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-10-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 501
Posted By brianpatrick
I would definitely recommend it. Itís one of...

I would definitely recommend it. Itís one of those old movies thatís kinda corny if you look objectively at it, but hits all the right buttons.


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Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-10-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 501
Posted By brianpatrick
Wow. Just not into it, or did it just slip by? ...

Wow. Just not into it, or did it just slip by?


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Forum: Free Writing 12-09-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,557
Posted By brianpatrick
He doesnít seem to be giving you any praise. Oh,...

He doesnít seem to be giving you any praise. Oh, well, he did call you a messiah. I suppose that could be considered praise.


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Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-09-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,336
Posted By brianpatrick
Fuck. I hate that song. Load of shit IMO. To be...

Fuck. I hate that song. Load of shit IMO. To be fair, I hated the original too.


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Forum: Members' Feedback 12-09-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By brianpatrick
Not only 20 years out of date, but broken even by...

Not only 20 years out of date, but broken even by those standards. I say you buy the place and make it pop.


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Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-09-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By brianpatrick
Good if you can get it, but so far it seems out...

Good if you can get it, but so far it seems out of the reach of 99% of the planet.


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Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-09-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 209
Posted By brianpatrick
Bot Books

So, this question is probably not as futuristic as it might seem from this side of the Big Bang. An interesting question is: what will bots end up writing when they are turned loose? Probably nothing...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-09-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 209
Posted By brianpatrick
Most of the fiction bots are funded by...

Most of the fiction bots are funded by universities and such so Iím sure the institutions are worried about copyright. My point was more garbage in garbage out, in terms of mechanics. Content is a...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-09-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 209
Posted By brianpatrick
Probably wonít take 50 years. One of the problems...

Probably wonít take 50 years. One of the problems with training it on the classics is copyright. Theyíre afraid it will plagiarize, so they teach it by letting it read amateur writers on popular...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-09-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 209
Posted By brianpatrick
Well, thereís a bot named Shelley that writes...

Well, thereís a bot named Shelley that writes horror. Iíve read a fair bit and it doesnít look like human writers have much to worry about. At least for a while.


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