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Pat Parker7 February 2012 at 4:56pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
I've recently been thinking about finally doing some writing . . . something which I've often thought about and I've just never gotten around to it.
Since there is so much space here on the moon, especially in this "section" of it these days, I'm thinking that I might just as well jot down my thoughts and writings here and it'll be a good "resource" center for me.
So, let me begin with . . .
I'm thinking of writing a few short stories. ---- There, that's a start!
May I speak.12 February 2012 at 2:25amPosts: 320 (1 today)Status: offline
May I speak.12 February 2012 at 2:37amPosts: 320 (1 today)Status: offline
Hello I hope you don,t mind me saying this but your stories are going to be finished when I pass over!!! If they are meant for future visitors, then this post is surely a pointless exercise? I am not being rude here, but if you added once upon a time this has endless possibilities,
Pat Parker12 February 2012 at 11:48pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
AreBor -- Unfortunately, I wrote this post (and created this thread) more or less as a joke -- which obviously you did not understand (and I'm not being rude here either, but now realize that you might not be the only one who didn't get what I meant by the thread). The fact that things are often misunderstood in writing and texting and e-mailing instead of true, real-life, face-to-face or voice-to-voice conversations is not surprising -- but neither is it the reason I created this thread. So, I'll explain just so you'll understand what I meant when I created this thread.
Since the new format of the moon, there is this new section "Miscellaneous" -- in it we're able to write about fascinating topics, projects, etc., and I think it was created for those of us who really used to get upset and annoyed by the fact that a lunatic would actually write about something other than Peter Gabriel on a PG-thread. I was guilty of writing about things non-PG, as were others, but if I created a topic, I always was sure to include "Non-PG" in the title so that those lunies who were curious to read but couldn't handle it if it was about non-PG things would be able to simply ignore the thread.
Some lunies really went on and on about the fact that they wanted a non-PG section so people who had lives outside of PG and Realworld could discuss things and interact without causing a PG-thread only to get "ruined" by other topics. Again, I was and still am probably one of those lunies who would break the "rules" and write non-PG things on a PG thread; many, many others are just as guilty -- even the lunies who ranted and raved about how it should not be allowed to happen.
The team at RW revised this site and I'm not sure if this Miscellaneous section is meant to be for us non-PG posters, but I wanted to try to adhere to the new concept and began posting some "non-PG" topics here in this section.
Although I do not frequent this site for a number of reasons, I had found that although I was posting here in this section, not many other lunies were and I, myself, didn't even visit this section very much when I would visit this site. As usual, I automatically go to the PG section -- after all, that's why we're here, yeah?
So, last week, when I created this topic, I was being a bit sarcastic (not unusual for me) in that I felt that I could write any/all my ideas here and since no one really visits the section that often, this would be a nice place to "store" my ideas for future stories. Of course, if anyone wanted to comment on here, they are welcome to because it is an open, public forum.
So, I hope you understand now what I was doing and it was really just a commentary on the way things are here these days on the moon and for me, I can still use it to jot down my "Miscellaneous" topics, discussions ?? (it's difficult to call it a discussion when no one else is reading or commenting, but hey, others do it, so I guess I can also! .
As far as your being "rude" or not, well, I am the only person who can judge that since I am the recipient of your comments. The fact that you have to say that you're not being rude and your comments with 3 exclamation points!!! in them and the "this post is surely a pointless exercise?" comment, all of which is finished off with a frown face -- -- could be understood and interpreted as your being "rude" but for now, I have decided to simply give you an explanation as to my thread; if you still feel the same way after the explanation, so be it, but at least you'll be able to make "informed" comments -- be they rude or otherwise.
Additionally, in case all of this (your comments and my response) is a total misunderstanding -- this topic was never meant to be a storytelling topic, if that is what you are referring to -- that has been done before and it was great fun.
Kind regards to you AreBor and enjoy your stay here on the moon -- either in the PG-section or this Miscellaneous section -- it's all for you, me and us -- a bunch of lunatics!
May I speak.13 February 2012 at 1:51amPosts: 320 (1 today)Status: offline
Hello, well that has made things a lot more clear for me, and I would just like to say that I do not visit any such sites much, so your sense of humour was not picked up by myself, do not get me wrong here, I am not saying if I visit sites on the net, it will give me a sense of humour. So person with the electrical connection now I know what your tread is really all about I will leave you to it. Good luck and thanks for your thoughts.
Nemesis_4713 February 2012 at 5:38amPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
Many many moons ago I posted on the Russell Crowe board, (just after Gladiator came out) The Crow's Perch - I didn't know there was an off topic drawer - but found out and started posting there - one time I got scolded for posted an article about Russell Crowe in the Perch off topic section
After a huge board war at the Crowe's Perch Lupe splintered off and created the Wolf's Den - the major rule, no one get banned from the site - and there have been some big fights between the Republicans and the Liberals
At the Solsbury Hill forum I did a thread about how the band 54-40 (a Vancouver band) used a line from Lamb lies down on Broadway - so the thread was about a band influenced by Genesis - Peter Gabriel era
The admin moved the post to the off topic section
"Casual Viewin' is a 2000 album by Canadian alternative rock band 54•40. The title refers to a lyric from the Genesis song "Broadway Melody of 1974", which reads: "Marshall McLuhan, casual viewin', head buried in the sand."
54•40 commented in interviews at the time of the album's release that they were influenced by McLuhan's work when making the album, and that they adopted the Genesis lyric as a result."
Nemesis_4713 February 2012 at 11:39amPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
Time for me to "pay it forward" A few years ago my ex Gerry bought me a small figure of an Egyptian Scribe at the Gabriola Island recyclers -
Underneath it I noticed it said The Louvre - Gerry paid 5.00 for it - at the Louvre gift shop it cost 90.00
the pay it forward part
Pat - would you like to have him? He's slightly different than the above picture - not too big about 4 or 5 inches tall jet black and his nose is broken
But he's a scribe - so maybe he will bring you luck
if you just cover shipping, he's all yours - time for him to find a new writer
you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org think it over carefully
Pat Parker14 February 2012 at 1:47pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Hi Again, Lunies,
For AreBor -- This thread was meant to be a non-sensical thread, written by me just "talking out loud" so to speak -- as I explained above, I was only writing here because it seems to be a place to write things down and not much activity on the posts usually. So, it was just my sarcasm/wit -- which has been completely lost and misunderstood, so no use to keep explaining it -- it's already fizzled. (By the way, I didn't get my "sarcasm" online and not sure if it can be had that way -- just sayin'). So, I wish you wll, AreBor, enjoy your visits here and perhaps I'll read you on other more important topics such as "Next Word That Comes to Mind" on the PG-related thread. Take care and be well.
For Jadzia -- As I mentioned to AreBor, this thread was just a senseless topic really, and I appreciate the thought, but would not be interested in having the scribe because I would most likely not be able to use it for the purpose he's meant to have. Thank you very much for offering it to me; it's a very kind gesture on your part, but I think that you should keep him for the sentinmental value he holds for you. Thanks again for the offer.
Kind Regards to all,
P.S. -- I'm not going to be spending any time "writing" in the near future -- it is something I would love to do, but honestly do not have the time to begin any such projects -- I have lots of stories that I'd love to write, but would not know where to begin. In the meantime, I do have many things in my life that occupy my time, so I will continue to work on those projects -- which are slow-moving at the moment. Writing will just have to wait a bit -- and I'll be sure to store all my stories in my brain -- the best filing system ever!!
Nemesis_4714 February 2012 at 5:52pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
Do you write a journal Pat? Could you start by jotting down ideas feelings and events of the day
When ever I writing lyrics I also writing things that happened news events etc. I recently found some writings, in between the lyrics I jotted down "John Denver just died in an experimental plane crash"
you never know -
Pat Parker15 February 2012 at 2:36pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
There was a time when I used to keep a journal of some sort -- never really maintained it, but I used to jot down some of my dreams when I thought about them. I'm sure the journal is around the house somewhere I think I will start one again -- thank you for your suggestion and as you say, you never know
Progressive jen15 February 2012 at 2:48pmPosts: 5472 (0 today)Status: offline
Even if this thread was started in jest I hope you do sit down one day and really write.
I love reading your stories and I think you really have a talent, I would be first in line to buy your book
May I speak.16 February 2012 at 12:20amPosts: 320 (1 today)Status: offline
Hello Pat, If that's O.K. to call you Pat as I don't really know you. Anyway no worries about your thread it's sound, that's my local accent coming out by the way, and it just means it,s all good. What I find a little strange thou is- you post a nonsensical thread, all for a laugh and you get a response. Where as I put a thread up not long ago and just one person responded, and they did not know much about it. Again do not get me wrong here, and without going to much in to it, the thread was about a black person who was killed by racists. Maybe it mite have been a little heavy for a response? Anyway you have started the ball rolling now so take care, and I will leave you with this- Dear Sir or madam will you read my book, it took me years to write won't you take a look...
Pat Parker16 February 2012 at 2:16pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks again, Lunies!
For Jen -- I really do think I'll start a journal to jot down some ideas and then go from there. I know that if I could commit to even 1-hour each night, I'd get something going . . . perhaps I will consider that project once I finish my "Box of Peter Gabriel" project (which I have not even started yet!).
For AreBor -- Thank you for your words and it's absolutely fine to call me Pat -- I usually am logged in as Pat Parker, but when I was having a difficult time logging out, I changed my name to whatever it is currently (again, my sarcasm at play).
As for receiving comments on this particular thread -- as I had mentioned, I didn't expect to because for the longest time, it seemed as if no one came to this section of the forums. Everyone mostly posts on the PG thread -- which is the place to be, for sure, but I had wanted to keep non-PG stuff out of that section just so I didn't upset those few who like it all nice and neat over there (in the PG section, that is).
Did you post your comments in this section? Or are they posted in the PG section? Are they within a thread that might have had it overlooked? I'm just curious because I think the topic you mention would be of interest to many of us, including myself, so I suggest that perhaps you "bump" it up again in the post and perhaps others will see it.
Truth be told, over all of the years that I've been here, I've had occasions when I felt as if I was being "ignored" and no matter what I wrote, no one read it or commented on it. I came to realize that when this place is very active (not like it is these days), it was quite difficult to stay on top of everything that was being written. I do still think that tends to happen, even if the discussions are slow-moving or static.
BTW, "Paperback Writer" by the Beatles has always been one of my favorites -- perhaps I can entitle my first book, "Paperback Writer" . . . well, there you go, I have a working title, a plan and even the first paragraph started . . . I'm on my way!
Kind regards to all,
May I speak.16 February 2012 at 11:29pmPosts: 320 (1 today)Status: offline
Pat, I' am a real nowhere man myself, so your book would be wasted on me!
Pat Parker18 February 2012 at 3:13pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
It's okay, AreBor . . . my writing a book -- be it a short story (not ever likely with me ), novel or otherwise, will take some time. So, who knows, while I'm on that long and winding road, I might just meet up with you and we can both get back to where we once belonged