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Old 12-31-2017, 07:36 AM
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the difference between anna and a rhesus macaque monkey was that although she couldn’t climb out of this pit of circumstance she could stomach the situational isolation because over a very long period of time it had become her companion and she had learnt to fill that desolate void with wonderful alternatives in her minds eye, she had sought solace in imagining brighter happenings with endless possibilities, freedom and immensely enjoyable creative liberty, she made fun and she had shared it knowingly. flea and anna could go anywhere and do anything together, they always had done, simply that now the correspondence between them was actual. It was all just a matter of perspective. ‘I mean, the Burning Man Community had begun as a seed in someone’s imaginings and think of the depth of mind held by Shah Jahan for Mumtaz Mahal to inspire the creation of the Taj Mahal, and last week we were in Switzerland’ she teased gently, ‘besides which babe, here is all I have ever really known, it is my home.’



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("...got to be your best post yet..." observed the goblin thanking anna for the read there, then adding "...new year's eve and my wife and now grown up children are having an early night sleeping through it all, whereas me I'm waiting upon the clock, I'll just light up a candle, watch it awhile, and then blow it out in the new year, I feel like I owe it to the moment...")

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Turns out the main problem is my use of third perspective. Apparently that makes me look like a douche bag.
"...every time you use your preferred writing style in both your posts and your books is when those folks not out to see your books get to see your fluidity of pen still..." ventured the goblin on new year's eve, then adding "...btw this thread stands at 29/350, meaning 29posts with 350views, where if it continues like this then it will overtake the views to your other works here, where if this daily banter continues for over a year then this thread will overtake all the views of all your others works combined eventually, just saying...", in fact, the goblin suspected that most authors held their own posts in contempt, smiling "...dare to be a douche-bag, because when they like you for what you're not is probably when you hate yourself most without showing it to them..."


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the goblin reappeared a little inebriated for the new year's dinner goings on, saying "...liked the "third person" version better, but that's just me I suppose...", meanwhile outside the goblin couldn't really tell if it was still raining, and whether that rain would turn into snow overnight too, anyway it all looked damp in the darkness, "...you're drunk goblin, you're making a spectacle of yourself and letting the side down too, so let's be off with us now..." intervened the slot pulling on his arm to call him away, the goblin roundly voiced "...no I'm not drunk really slot, it's just that the world is a little more sober than I am at this point but the way things are going the world too will probably need that stiff drink before long...", in fact, the goblin had wanted to warn xxxxx about going overboard on those paragraphs and how the readers ignored them, or misunderstood them, if they then became too many in the text, but all the the goblin could muster in his inebriated state was "...ich bin ein berliner...", which he felt offered comfort and solidarity towards his fellow posters here, where in fact what he had actually stated in german was "I'm a jam donut", but yet, as ever it was his lack of thought that counted even if he meant well by it


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repost from elsewhere, the "today is a good day to die" thread

"...naah, today is a good day to live..." proposed the goblin suspecting that how to die was somewhat easier to answer to oneself than how to actually live life, well if not to its full, then at least fuller than just doing dailylife at dailylife's bidding each day, adding "...ah yes, today is also a good day to grow one day older too, for there again is a question in the making that has to be faced eventually, people do grow old you know...", many thoughts crossed the goblin's mind at this point, not least the growing death of jobs to automation, the growing likelihood of war in his time, or just that continued collapse of system with a dark age that invariably follows that collapse there, sighing "...then again, maybe today is not a good day to live, but today is the only day you've got really, where life was only ever just one long moment called "now" anyway, for one's past is gone, and one's the future comes unpromised too, no it's how to live on really, not how to die in this moment isn't it...", and somehow the goblin could feel the silent applause in the background somewhere


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Hey FMM, nice to see you're still around and haven't given up on us misfits and sociopaths yet And I can relate to that. Modern life has turned us into assets. We're numbers, statistics and spreadsheets these days. My country is a cesspool of problems, but nature still makes it worthwhile I've found that laying on top of an inflatable mattress on the surface of a lake is a great way to let all that go for a while
"...yes it grows ever more unstable doesn't it but it's not just your country alone, it's everywhere as this is global..." ventured the goblin thanking xxxxx for the company, then adding "...yes, compounded debts and over extended boarders are somewhat typical of an end of empire scenario, where no doubt any country could forgive its own debts and bring the boys back home too, but that is not likely to happen now is it, and so since it won't bend in the wind storm it'll break in the storm, and break it will, but to make things worse this is also that mini ice age we're beginning to experience, meaning three things from here on it, "war, famine, and plague", but the difference today is the speed in which it will occur, simply humans are far more mobile than before, yet far less ready to adapt..."

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repost from elsewhere, chatting with anna

"...glad to see you happy like that..." smiled the goblin on his last of two days off now, then adding "...I should write more I know, after all a post in only a few lines at most, trouble is that the news is devoid of news, my dailylife is devoid of action, and my mind is devoid of those usual goblinlike conjectures...", went the goblin somewhat surprised to note an old lady reading a paperback in his bistro at this point, adding "...unprotected species that, maybe I should take her photo then, no I spend the whole day here and she's the only one I've seen by now, doesn't stop me as a livewriter though, only that I have to be more aware of what those humans are actually reading today lest I become one of those obstinate old dorks, but anyway as a rule of thumb then goblin are not to be trusted as they encourage writers to write while not following them over that cliff's edge in any unwarranted expectation towards readership...”, but that too was part of the goblin's compromise towards what he did he guessed, repeating “...I’m not confrontational by nature, it’s only that I’m not that conformative neither, no if I actually get them to read to the end of this post here then wow then, as that's the best I can expect of today's readers, for such is my act now, such are my props around me, and such is the audience looking on...”


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"...you were lucky, me I just had some woman sit opposite me, asking if she didn't mind her talking to her because she was sad at being on her own at fifty, and not that she was unattractive but clearly she was not happy with herself, or by being alone by herself at her age..." related the goblin knowing that one had to be happy by oneself first, or life would amplify one 's weakness hurting one all the more, explaining "...most folks think that attraction goes upon looks, whereas if it were looks then there would be far more beautiful folks around one, instead most folks were looking for someone who they'll get along with...", in fact the goblin couldn't help her, and from what she related she was both narrowly religious and racist too, which kind of explained why she was so alone perhaps, relating "...me, I'm not looking for another partner, I have one, but if I were alone then I'd still have this internet here, but this internet is what one makes of it over time, not something one can turn up upon one day and have the ability to write upon it the next...", where the old man was pretty much alone most of his time but his goblin was hardly lacking for company he felt so that made up for both of them, sighing "...pity, I should have told her to become a troll on the internet first, just starting from there then, ah but I could see that she had denied this virtual world now, and where if you fixate on what you don't have then you'll also lose sight of all that you have still..."

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Hey Mr.Mailman long time no see. Vitriol and Temple were just talking about you the other day on the Ootikof forum.I can't remember you posting there but apparently you did at some point. Pop over and say hi- I must warn you it's a bit of a liberal fag fest over there though.
"...didn't know about forum there, thanks for the heads up though..." replied the goblin who just liked company before adding "...I'll join and see how it goes, no I'm more on writers forums, but I can only take my own "A" side for so long, after which there's that need to expose my "b" side and to mix with the salt of the earth, the common folks, the plebs, or whatever you trolls are calling yourselves these days, btw I imagine "troll" just isn't politically correct these days as it doesn't go as far as to include females too, the female of "troll" being "trollop" I imagine, and thus I imagine too that you might prefer to be known as "under the bridge ambassadors" perhaps, yet I leave any conclusion on such matters in your most incapable hands now...", in fact, the goblin as ever only needed company to continue, saying "...naah, I play to the online audience always, or else I go hungry without being engaged by that audience then, where a bland readership is something for writers alone, me I crave a replyship instead, just keep me company and I'll keep you posted..."


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"...just we are what we are while here I suppose, as all this is inter-dimensional between your ever so real deailylife there and this ever unreal virtual reality here, perhaps none of this has meaning to your dailylife really, it's still yours for the knowing though..." ventured the goblin who must have seen hundreds if not thousands of posters come and go in his time, then adding "...forumland is like a forest where it's all too easy to become lost in its meanderings, its subplots, and tons of "post and discards" too, yes those years pass and finally one has nothing to show for it perhaps, ah but you're different as you've returned here once more, and thus you face this forest anew for some reason today, so whatever that reason is remember it and keep it as your sense of direction throughout..." as the goblin then hailed for the forum doors to be flung open to allow one more once more into its midst, sighing "...well, we all go to our graves eventually, and it would be such a pity not to know what one could have posted simply because one wanted to flog those books instead, I mean don't you want to know who you really are by what you post then..."


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Was curious to know if you did something offline, something for your own enjoyment--maybe to share it with the world. Got your point tho!
"...trouble is that that would pinpoint me, but I like your company..." replied the goblin who had promised the captain whom he had married all those year back that he would never reveal himself online, and as if to his word he never had, smiling "...so I can't prove anything to you really though I do admit that I like my anonymity here, I mean it's ever that choice between becoming some all too known wendy or just remaining that unknown peter pan, oh yes, and how does that book end, well doesn't wendy wind up all grown up with children of her own whereas however many years passed peter pan was still flying around having adventures...", in fact the goblin was simply a personification of his alter ego behind it, sighing "...me, well let's just say that I'm just words on your screen at this point, can't prove any of this to you though, ah but if you don't believe me now just ask any other goblin for I'm sure they'll vouch for me if you ask nicely enough..." and with that the goblin was off to browse through the posts of both able writertypes and imaginative pauperpoets, and of normal posters too if he could find them


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Hey Mo?

Whatís the new push to clean up the forum?

Iím not opposed to rules, but from this side of the fence it seems there is a cracking down on dissenters of your opinions.

I prolly donít have to point this out, but maybe I do. Amongst ďartistsĒ you have a very minority slice of the intellectual pie.

Not being disrespectful, but some of the things you think and post seem to cause more moderate people to whip you.

And then they get a ban...?

Again, not being disrespectful; it just looks like bias. In fact, almost silly.

So... whatís up?



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("...love that picture brian..." went the goblin knowing how hard it is to find the right one where one any text could be hewed as needs be but coming across the matching picture was a matter of fate, adding "...mo does a good job that's hard at times and has to make some hard choices too between free speech and curtailing malice there, and sometimes you have to say what others won't and just suffer those consequences too, comes with the honesty I guess...", in fact, the goblin remembered that writersbeat was the only forum that let him post in the way he did, before smiling "...this is why I'm here indebted to this forum, and besides posts are what they're reading today, and anyone can post here too, btw many posters here came because they were banned from that somewhere else before, me I'm one of them then, and I'd so like to prove that their final ban of me back then was both unwarranted and ineffectual towards creating an online replyship without them now...")

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Originally Posted by fleamailman View Post
("...love that picture brian..." went the goblin knowing how hard it is to find the right one where one any text could be hewed as needs be but coming across the matching picture was a matter of fate, adding "...mo does a good job that's hard at times and has to make some hard choices too between free speech and curtailing malice there, and sometimes you have to say what others won't and just suffer those consequences too, comes with the honesty I guess...", in fact, the goblin remembered that writersbeat was the only forum that let him post in the way he did, before smiling "...this is why I'm here indebted to this forum, and besides posts are what they're reading today, and anyone can post here too, btw many posters here came because they were banned from that somewhere else before, me I'm one of them then, and I'd so like to prove that their final ban of me back then was both unwarranted and ineffectual towards creating an online replyship without them now...")


I was referring mostly to the fact that Mohican expresses usually what seem like asinine ideas about politics and culture and social relations, to a majority of people here and then deals out bans and ďmulligansĒ when it gets snarky or rebellious.

The picture I posted was perfect. Yes, there are devils to be wrangled, but the cowboys seem all too willing. And thatís what it looks like here. Iím not saying it IS, but thatís what it looks like.

Stomp on the ant pile and you get lots of ants out that you can then vanquish. Like itís a plan or something.

Writers are some of the most free thinkers, and adept social critics. Itís part of what it is to be a writer.

I just think a little more sense of humor, and a little less ban hammer would go a long way.

Besides... the banned ones just come back under a different name anyway.




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Originally Posted by brianpatrick
[snip]Besides... the banned ones just come back under a different name anyway.[/snip]
"...yes, they might return under another name indeed, but I never went back to any of those previous forums there, can you imagine turning up one day to find your whole thread deleted without warning, taught me to save my posts though, oh and then getting PMs merely for the way one posted too, with "conform or else" PMs, and the like, no merely until I came across this forum here I just thought all writer's forums were like that then..." voiced the goblin who wrote solely for those posters who happened to read his posts directly, a focus that seemed far more honest seeing where he was at this point, then smiling "...massive online audience for anyone who can livewrite, where the benchmark of a livewriter is the hitcount across forums not that I'm trying to corrupt you or anything..."


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("...they might return under another name indeed, but I never went back to any of those previous forums there, can you imagine turning up one day to find your whole thread deleted without warning, taught me to save my posts, oh and getting PMs merely for the way one posted too, with "conform or else" PMs, and the like, no merely until I came across this forum I just thought all writer's forums were like that then..." voiced the goblin who wrote solely for those posters who happened to read his posts, a focus that seemed far more honest seeing where he was at this point, then smiling "...massive online audience for anyone who can livewrite, where the benchmark of a livewriter is the hitcount across forums...")


Yeah, Iíve only had the one screen name across multiple boards. I figure if they canít handle me then it isnít my kind of place. Well, I did get a thirty day ban here once. I donít think the ban was necessary or taught me anything, but I donít hold any grudges.




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Yeah, I’ve only had the one screen name across multiple boards. I figure if they can’t handle me then it isn’t my kind of place. Well, I did get a thirty day ban here once. I don’t think the ban was necessary or taught me anything, but I don’t hold any grudges.
"...wait, no climbing frame of paragraphs, ok then, who are you and what did you do with brainpatrick there..." inquired the goblin who liked brian, indeed much as he liked norman bates too whom he imagined just had the odd lapse from time to time, so mohican the goblin guessed was simply there to lend a helping hand so to speak


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Hey Mr.Goblin. I was just perusing the third rail forum and I happened upon this little gem of a post from you. Excellent point you make there sir,bravo.I never really thought about it like that and it makes a hell of a lot of sense. My country (I'm English) has gone to pot and I'm half surprised that BIG DON hasn't described us as a shithole yet.He wouldn't be far from the truth.
"...I was born there in london, but london is not england really, nor even english for that matter, no I'm not saying this as a racist, I'm merely pointing out that it is raceless, heartless too, a place where one earns enough money to graduate away from, and no doubt if you placed it beside some small town where everyone knew everyone else, one might even think it's free in its "englishness is not required nor expected of you", so not england in that english benchmark then..." replied the goblin liking xxxxx, then adding "...anyway, apart from this, brexit, which I supported was the best thing the brits did, why, no not because it placed britain in a better situation, it probably didn't, no the real reason why brexit was right was simply because the european union is still doomed as unworkable, it's a commissariat based in brussels that has overstretched its mandate, the member states are waking up to this, and unless the european union wises up, other states will now follow britain's exit in reaction to its rigidity..."


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According to some schools of thought on prominent display here that definitely makes you a contender.
Of course when I say "schools" I mean the ones whose buses are notably shorter than average, but still.
Congrats?
"...I fight myself, part of me wants to be very supportive and part of me wants to be very disruptive, the madness of madame bovery perhaps, the old man and his young goblin..." replied the goblin who at any rate found this song somewhat reflective of what he meant with the life he must live on the outside as opposed his nature inside, sighing "...just a life of madame bovery, the prison of one's comfort-zone, and where one's art if anything is but the fruit of this frustration then...", as the bus pulled up as the poster had noted

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"...thanks for being there, I wish though that I could relax and write more at this point, but no, instead work just won't go well, so I just have to accept this "not going well" as given till later when I can..." mentioned the goblin who in avoidance of thinking further upon work just reflected upon the fact that turkey in now hitting upon america's ally the kurds in syria thus strengthening both assads and russia's hand there, adding "...probably explains why america announced yesterday that it is staying involved in syria too, so this war doesn't end does it, instead it morphs into areas of the active and inactive, just wars within wars perhaps...", thus the middle-east was ever that muddle-east, sighing "...it feels like this year is not like any I have know till now, too many players in too small an area..."


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That's because madness often includes at least an element of self-preservation (up to and including severe paranoia).
Madness knows it can't be seen to be mad or it will be isolated, controlled, perhaps even captured and caged.
Madness shouldn't be automatically conflated with stupidity.
"...I suspect paranoia isn't a bad thing when one is actually in power, nor is it a madness really..." mentioned the goblin thinking that stalin had to purge those who would have otherwise overthrown him for the second time, adding "...judging by the results alone, paranoia is simply "better safe than sorry" attitude...", in fact, the goblin also felt that there were many things that weren't madness in themselves but weren't normal neither, cruelty, guilt, indifference, prejudice, bigotry and the like but to mention a few, though in practice they seemed like madness indeed, adding "...the worst madness is collective madness, the salem witchhunts would be just that then..."

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