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"A day of domesticity then," Grace tapped. "Sometimes I resent the time these menial tasks rob. Sweeping leaves that will blow back. Banishing dust that will re-group and resume residence. Keeping the hoop of the wash-iron-wear cycle forever spinning on my hips. But all these things have their purpose. I know women who have employees to push their vacuums and tend their gardens - only to pay for gym memberships and personal trainers because they need exercise. Then off to the weekly relaxation classes... who needs a mantra to still the mind, when the monotony of cleaning windows can numb it? Ghandi used to sit and spin. The Buddhist monks tend the soil. Finding inner peace and being grounded does not always require a leotard or prayer mat. You can't live a life where everything you do has meaning, but I guess you can choose to do everything in a meaningful way. To remove the mundane would be to somehow take the balance out of the diet."

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("...glad to see you posting again bumhead, I feared that the new year had somehow done you in but now we can I see it was only a hangover...", and of course it was mere coincidence too, that the goblin then slipped in an unrelated stream of something that might amuse)

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What makes an awesome character?
"...ah now, this again..." started the goblin remembering being asked this often enough, continuing "...well, if you believe in the character yourself, that's most of the battle won already, or I suppose one could complicate all this with generalizations which don't hold up much when actually reading author's works, or go into conjectures and calculations here, though more simply, if the author becomes the part, no matter how incredible that part may be, then it will be real to himself, whereupon, if the part is real to him now, the reader will jump on board, for remember that the reader actually knows that it's fiction, besides the depth of the character can be penciled in later, so first feel for the plot and take possession of each character in turn, then let your fingers tap at the keyboard as if reciting to a blind who that is sitting next to you..."


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repost from elsewhere, the troll's site's "last post" thread, in fact, some trolls are very smart

Good read fleamailman. But wasted efforts here. Do like the formidable Rowlings and apply the best of yourself to a writers forum, publishers... Or do I speak too soon?
"...thanks, total agreement about this being a wasted effort on my part upon your forum here but that's merely the nature of luxury, ample proof that I am posting for myself, even if that fits well into your creed of troll too, for don't we know how it's far easier to write as a rebel rebelling against all that stifling conformity, where in my case it's those twee writer's forums again, than if it were their thinking it through and accepted me as someone well read amongst them, but what of it now, where I am anonymous and means nothing in the end..." replied the goblin, respecting the troll now, adding "...no, I'm not a troll like you, yet that doesn't mean that I'm any stranger to that ban hammer, far from it the ban list to date is extensive, even if those same forums later learn that I'm both unscathed, unlocked, undeleted, and posting away on the more forward looking writer's forums next door, quite beyond their reach too, much as if their silly ban hammer had landed firmly on their own toes instead, where the line goes time and again on forumland ban me read me elsewhere, and all so evidently so..."


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"...well ok, I suppose..." replied the goblin, adding "...however, this is the HUG hospital where my daughter is under observation for appendicitis now, though more importantly it has WIFI so I am not dying of boredom, which as you already know is the biggest killer of goblins in hospital waiting rooms worldwide, closely followed by mechanical coffee that is, speaking of which...", the goblin was eying the coffee vending machine very suspiciously, simply the caffeine content was not clearly marked, yet detox was beginning to shiver his extremities, where somehow the whole scene seemed to resemble a large table with a little bottle marked "drink me" on it, perhaps the goblin envied the americans their immunity to vending machine coffee now, "...oh no, now this is getting serious mortals, will I survive you're asking..." voiced the goblin


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Back to the infinite expanse that a few of us refer to erroneously as the dance room, where the ageless man sips his non-alcohol and watches the dancers and musicians, cavorting freely (or un-freely?). Center stage now, a conflict of sorts erupts between the violinists and guitarists, each playing the same song in a different major, an all out argument with the delicate frequencies only musicians can achieve. A violinist lounges offstage, watching the discordant battle that begins to upset the dancers around, and mutters a soft accusatory tune, noting the pointlessness of the cacophony, singing softly in the strings where's the difference then and wouldn't some concerto be better than this? Misfortune and his small tune falls into an interval of silence and is heard by the musicians, who stare aghast. Guitarists roar with laughter. Violinists deny that he is one of them. And as center stage glides off, a scene of unpleasant melody fades away from the non-alcoholic man's attention.
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("..that's the kind of post I needed for this morning's work, something to think upon..." went the goblin thanking a4)

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I think Fleabag is a secret nazi. He probably works for one of them Swiss banks that has sacks and sacks of gold jewish teeth in their vaults
"...no no no, we were only acting on orders..." protested the goblin, explaining "...most people were merely complicit in their acceptance then, where their government was actually guilty of hedging its bets here, that is since switzerland has always been on the side of the perceived winner, so it played germany's tune till that tune was taken over by the allies's one..." , in fact, it was rather odd that whole battalions on retreating german troops form northern italy could suddenly turn up in austria, field pieces and all, where a certain country, nameless of course, seems to be geographically between those two countries then

[footnote: The Bergier Report criticizes two decisions by Switzerland that had a devastating impact on Jews attempting to find refuge there. The first, in 1938, was the country’s request of Germany to stamp all passports of Jews with a "J," enabling Switzerland to prevent large numbers of Jews from entering. The second, in 1942, was the sealing of Switzerland’s borders. By the time Switzerland changed its border policy in 1944, after no longer being able to ignore the extermination of Jews by the Nazis, it was too late for many thousands who had tried to cross. For those Jewish refugees who were able to enter Switzerland, conditions were often difficult. Many were imprisoned, sent to work camps, and separated from their families.]


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repost from elsewhere, a tiff with a writer

"...look, I think we had better get some things straight here..." said the goblin, not discouragingly, but just continuing "...your publishing world is in trouble where market share is decreasing daily, in that, for every new book reader, hundreds more readers are showing up on social networks, which is good because the publisher and author alike will have follow them here, they have to come, maybe not this forum perhaps, but to these forums, well, if they don't want another someone else to be beat them to it..." adding "...besides, this year some famous authors have simply dropped their publishers altogether for selling directly in ebook form through amazon, understandable, since amazon sold more kendell ebook readers than physical books last year, so authors will be in control now working directly for the ebook reader market...", just the goblin saw this as a new bandwagon between publishers/authors/socialnetworks, that's all, concluding "...so where does forumland, moreover these writer's forums, fit in here, do you not think that authors/publishers/readers alike will not be on the lookout for a persona with a high hitcount aka readability with a constant output, in short, here becomes one's showroom now, no longer merely that writer's workshop for would be writers, simply you're bang smack in front of your market, meaning my advice is to simply ask yourself if and how you fit this showroom here, and if not, how you can adjust to it too...", all of which surprisingly meant absolutely nothing to the goblin himself, if simply because he wished to remain anonymous throughout and was really quite happy with his present readership anyway, saying "...and o how I hate doing long posts, so sorry about this one then..."


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soo. i'm bored, what's up?
"...not much, usual stuff I suppose, that is, if there is not the end of the world itself soon, I guess we will have to put up with this world economic downturn with climate change instead, together with have a global credit crunch, a demographic upside pyramid in developed countries, political paralysis in the US, and more european counties defaulting...." noted the goblin, adding "...which all makes a wonderful backdrop to my sunday morning's distraction of my going to the bistro for a spongcake and coffee, quite breezy outside though, could be rough getting there..."


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repost from elsewhere, the troll's site, the "I give up, I am now leaving this forum" thread

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"...perhaps it's not a good idea to write too grammatically correct on forumland anyway..." mentioned the goblin, continuing "...as it does look so old school and pretentious in doing so...", in fact, the only thing that mattered to the goblin was maintaining his persona throughout, adding "...just writing style is part of one's persona, pick a book, read a few lines, the author's persona is quickly recognizable as the plot pulls one along, so it's like a painter's brush-strokes then, where the resulting picture is all that really matters isn't it, and why I ask myself should writing be any different from painting here, for these are me by my posts now..."


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"...for one's journey to self then..." replied the goblin "...for even one's greatest effort cannot hold back the snow that will cover your tracks here, oh they're left for providence perhaps, but there's no guaranty that providence will ever wish to keep them however perfect those tracks might be written...", the goblin stopped, reflected, and then added "...no, one writes for oneself here, as oneself too...", simply, the goblin, from his being anonymous, somehow knew that all his posts were, in effect, dead by the time he hit the "post" button, and yet his journey to self remained, where that alone, for all his posting, or for his not posting, remained as something constant in this chaos of the unpredictable


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the goblin too, often saw his memories like recurrent ghosts, his trials and tribulations as life's angels, and everyday articles as containing associations, saying "...you see, I am by nature highly subjective towards my dailylife, for example, the spirit of a place, or the association of a thing then, are that which I experienced from within without question, oh yes, it's very real to me and very just there each time too, appearing as something similar to that feeling when matching texts with their pictures, where amongst the umpteen, one pictures seems to jump out saying "me me me"...", whereupon the goblin remembered another example where, passing through the graveyard in the village on his last visit to england after the loss of his mother, he suddenly felt like looking at his ancestor's grave, something he had neither done before, nor did he know why, nor even which gravestone either, where, after many minutes of going though row after row of tombstones in the growing darkness much like sifting through the pictures again, he came across a stone simply reading his ancestor's name, and where the goblin just looked at it for a short moment knowing that there was nothing to say nor anything to report within that silence then, just that the goblin was placing a picture to the event once more, posting it perhaps, before moving on away once more


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...goes Jats again seeing that the post count has been reset to 1 before he can write how he wants to then...

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"If a livewriter at all", she answered, "then only an accidental one". Grace peeped around the sitting room door to check for potential interruption. The tangle of dog's paws and limp denim limbs poking out from a pile of sofa cushions confirmed a green light for posting. "Late at night", she resumed, "when i'm tidying up my son's playthings, I'll often sit and fashion a stallion out of play dough, or build him a castle with his lego bricks. I've made and painted entire villages out of cardboard boxes before - or sketched and painted road networks on the back of old wallpaper, and taped it to the kitchen table." Grace laughed at herself. "Silly perhaps, and time consuming", she admitted, "but these odd little flairs of artistry are more than rewarded with the look of surprise and a brief beam of pleasure in the morning when he discovers my homespun gift." Grace shrugged, "I post for the same reasons Goblin, and as much as I understand your independence and solo quest across many forums - I am happy to be just a Goblin's penpal. A shared life, after all, must mean a shared hit count too", she smiled.
"...oh how I recognise that..." smiles Jats delighted to see those similarities Flea mentioned while finally getting round to reading more of dear Grace now, unable to resist commenting seeing that it's not just Jats that's utterly mad staying up until the early hours building elaborate marble mazes and carving wooden toys for the boys to discover upon their wake in return for a peaceful lie in, perhaps "...though a shared hit count is not quite the same for it's only when one strikes out on ones own does one see all of ones self upon the page which is there just waiting, as the mother was before the son came then, and it's only when dealing with the inevitable trolls and the petty moderators that come your way that one can see all sides of ones self to be dealt with, though it's often a dangerous game and not for the faint hearted then..." chuckles Jats unashamedly half way through a three day ban of his own making "...though I do hope Flea has taught you at least to save these posts, somewhere safe, a little forum of your very own perhaps, for as he's warned you, forums can close over night on a whim, even this one might, and where would your son go then to really know his mother one day when he wants to, or needs to then..."

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("...all for one and one for all..." replied the goblin happier to share with others than post by himself on a blog, knowing that jats's shared 40000hit thread elsewhere was an enviable accomplishment, adding "...a livewriter for want of a better word then is merely someone who refines his or her posts into something that is more what I meant to say than let's say someone who simply discards the post to the slot each time, in fact, it was no big deal, and yet the result was pleasing to the eye and well read by it, hence its hitcount and its appeal here, simply it became an adaptation by the writer to this new medium...")

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"...so here we go again..." started the goblin, reading the PM from xxxxx forum requesting his not writing in third person, and where, the ban will follow upon his refusal to comply, so the goblin sighed "...let the ban come then, but they box themselves into a corner if only because more and more people are delving into narration now, either from coming off roleplaying sites, or just in a wish to know how those authors handle writing from the inside...", in fact, the goblin in their place would have let be, understand the goblin's own determination, while there was still time that is, to create an internet-self that would sustain him in his old age, was something he would never lightly discard, besides, once he had started narrating posts, it was like jack skellington discovering christmas perhaps, just the idea had taken him over, and he was its agenda in its total by it


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The Goblin's images are yet again - Anya has gained a new couple and is wondering about changing her sit-com. Wilf and Doris they see alien things and take them as perfectly normal.

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If xxxxx doesn't stop dodging his training there just may be an opening for a new MOD after two weeks of waiting for him to make up his mind.
"...nah, I couldn't cut as a mod either..." replied the goblin, explaining "...for I'd probably take too many analytical notes instead, thinking it to be more therapeutic to have trolls discuss their inner conflict on forumland in little self-help groups now..." in fact, the goblin appreciated what a terrible shock it must have been for a normal person to wake up to a realization that inside they'd been a troll all along, something that no doubt one then has to hide from wife, family, and friends alike


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...over 50,000 now Flea and still going strong when I am there, or not, and what a turnaround from the early days when they called for the ban constantly there for me as they did to you, whereas now there is a fifty page thread in progress demanding an end to my temporary three day banishment...a repost then...

"...why yes the mob, such a fickle creature, swinging this way and that, and so hard to see when you are caught up in it, children and grown ups alike, take this weekend when my lot rushed in asking if they could go on Facebook before they had even taken their coats off, as to my dismay it had been allowed, and also allowed by the parents of half their classmates it seems, with their children too now addicted to Farmville, being drawn back to plant crops, buying chickens and cows, all busy outdoing each other, caught up in the hysteria, with 'friendship requests' appearing every five minutes from who knows who in those shark infested waters..." Jats sips his tea, shaking his head in dismay still "...by Sunday I had had enough, after several long chats it was banned, and distraction plans put in place, and so armed with telescopic litter pickers, dayglo jackets donned, they were pushing a wheelbarrow full of bug boxes and bird boxes, various tools and litter bags along the canal, and became part of a small group of volunteers who proceeded to clean up a wild-flower meadow and woodland fringe, with the boys seeing a glimpse of the true nature of man as they shrieked with a mixture of delight and disgust at finding bags of faeces, animal and human even, amongst all the other rubbish, and was finished off with a lesson in coppicing trees shouting 'Timber' as each one fell to their cut. As we marched back, looking more forward to Sunday lunch than usual, it was then that I answered their earlier questions of 'why are we doing this Dad? We are not getting paid' as they played swords with the litter pickers that they had been allowed to keep, were warm and proud, despite the cold, with their logs that they had cut stored in our rucksacks, and also a flue chimney for my log burner worth £80 tucked under my arm, given to me by one of the ladies who I discovered had been about to throw it out and just gave it to us for nowt, plus, much to the boys delight, a guided tour of her narrow boat. Yes it was then that I answered their questions, smiling and saying 'I think we did quite well out of it don't you' and Facebook was completely forgotten about..."


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(It's so nice when Jats pops round for tea - good to see you again.)

So. Third attempt at a post then. Grace's computer had thrown her out twice this evening, with the exuse of 'critical updates', so this was a last attempt. "I'm plastered", she slowly stabbed with her index finger, "no, not like that", she qualified, imagining the Goblin shaking his head, "My arm is broken, and freshly set from hand to elbow. A relief really - I've struggled on for days with a dry crepe bandage and lots of backchat about having a low pain threshold", Grace rolled her eyes. "I finally braved the hospital A&E this afternoon, and spent five hours soaking up the ambience of magnolia corridors and vending machines that were only stocked with Hoola Hoops." Grace tested the weight of her white gloss emulsioned arm and imagined the inconveniences to come. "Looks like a trip to the vet tomorrow too", she said glumly, "I reached down to the pat the dog's head, and damn near knocked him unconscious."

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"...what it's to be ceasar, sand or grain then..." remarked the goblin aloud to himself, surprisingly ceasar's voice from the back of the goblin's minds quickly answered "...oh just get sand goblin, those plebs can survive this famine if they're distracted enough, besides what good is their bread to them without some circus to go with it...", and somehow, upon hearing that, nothing seemed changed to the goblin, rome was still bread and circus, where sand for the arena took priority over grain for bread, "...so goblin..." ceasar asked back in his turn "...think anything has changed since my day then...", where the goblin just replied "...well not really ceasar, though these days I believe it's called media coverage now, yet it's just sand all the same..."


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