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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I miss people who left here and
People still here who have become
Distant. If not for the excellent
Stevie G reviews of Pink Floyd I
Would have likely dropped out by
Now. I want it to be fun again. But
There is so much anger damn it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter wrote:
Signs emerging (as reported by the UK press today) that immunity is pretty short lived. Measurements of antibodies apparently show a sharp decline following a few months, which is good news (I suppose) for the Big-Pharma companies that are into vaccine production (coz they'll get to get people to have one every year instead of just a one-off) but not so good for the rest of us.

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Yeah, this has been suspected in the medical community from the start, from what I understand. What with this being a virus. It's also possible a vaccine may need to be done more frequently than annually, since this mutates so fast and so far does not appear to be a seasonal virus.

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I miss people who left here and
People still here who have become
Distant. If not for the excellent
Stevie G reviews of Pink Floyd I
Would have likely dropped out by
Now. I want it to be fun again. But
There is so much anger damn it.

I totally get that, sarge.

Unfortunately, a lot of the anger and frustration is totally justified. I believe it needs to be expressed and changes made, but it needs to be done in a civil manner, without tempers flaring up on any side.

Hopefully massive change will begin in January in the US at the latest.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hopefully massive change will begin in January in the US at the latest.

That's only 6 months. Hang in there sgt.null.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being acquainted with both Sarge and Menolly, I very much doubt their visions of desired change coincide. He is a law-and-order conservative and she is self-described as slightly left of Trotsky.

We still have greatly enjoyed each other's company at Elohimfests.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Being acquainted with both Sarge and Menolly, I very much doubt their visions of desired change coincide. He is a law-and-order conservative and she is self-described as slightly left of Trotsky.

We still have greatly enjoyed each other's company at Elohimfests.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And yet Menolly and I manage to get along.
Too many on both sides refuse to see this
As an alternative to what we are doing now.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And yet Menolly and I manage to get along.
Too many on both sides refuse to see this
As an alternative to what we are doing now.

Also...

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have finally seen my first comet! Too faint for a photo with my phone, but my Dam-sel's binoculars brought NEOWISE front and center!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw Halley's Comet back in the day Menolly; similarly it was just a cotton ball faintly visible through my binoculars (but then the Aurora Borealis wasn't much better)......

But the point is that we have seen them! "There are two kinds of people in the world" and all that.......

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In '86? Very Happy I saw it too.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to see the Aurora Borealis someday. I was too young to fully appreciate Halley's Comet, but I did watch Hale-Bopp from my roof (that ladder was terrifying, and I say that as someone with no real fear of heights).
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hale-Bopp was for me, the way more visually impressive - but Haley's has that 'thing' to it....that ring. There it is on the Bayeux Tapestry and all, everyone knows it. It just seems to be "the one" to see.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorus wrote:
but I did watch Hale-Bopp from my roof (that ladder was terrifying, and I say that as someone with no real fear of heights).
I am amused by this description.
Props to you if it was a self-motivated escapade! =)

SD wrote:
We still have greatly enjoyed each other's company at Elohimfests.
Hence....
Menolly wrote:
...but it needs to be done in a civil manner, without tempers flaring up on any side.


(and what Sarge said!)

Okay, so I came on here to tell you guys that I've been away and I'm sorry, BUT I'm writing a short story, and I loooove that!
I am "returning to my roots" and writing a story that mostly consists of logs of fictional internet conversations.
*tries to find the derpiest emoji to follow that* Banana
I'm not going to say that it's people trying to grapple with problems such as sarge and Menolly described, because that would just be toooooo much of a weird coincidence, I think!

I would love it if some of you would read it.
Tell me on-thread or hit me up with PM's saying you want to read it whether you want to read it or not b/c then I'll feel loved and like my work is getting read. (haha, kidding! mostly.)

Oh, but only if you're willing to be 100% scrupulous and not post it anywhere on the internet! b/c that's Not Allowed! (at least for the next few months, I think.)

Other exciting things in my life are that my younger kid decided he wants to program. (which warms this geek-mommy's heart)
...and make computer games, and I asked around and someone suggested I download a 3D GAME ENGINE - which would not have been the first thing I woulda thought of!
It's incredibly engaging for him to learn, though we of course want to get him to be someone who writes good, clean code. (which I realize will not happen by default and/or from him being trained by random beginner classes)

I know it's July and 2020, and a lot of people are sad, angry, stressed, anxious.
So it might be a bit weird, but, I've had a few weeks of being in a little "bubble" of mostly happy-fun-place.
(there's a voice at the back of my mind gnawing at me telling me that's overly rosy depiction and noting a counter-example in my life BUT. I stop there.)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, please. I consistently enjoy your writing, and of course I won't share it (other than with Dam-sel and Menolly, who will abide by the same terms.)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can read.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linna Heartbooger wrote:
Other exciting things in my life are that my younger kid decided he wants to program. (which warms this geek-mommy's heart)
...and make computer games, and I asked around and someone suggested I download a 3D GAME ENGINE - which would not have been the first thing I woulda thought of!
It's incredibly engaging for him to learn, though we of course want to get him to be someone who writes good, clean code. (which I realize will not happen by default and/or from him being trained by random beginner classes)


Have him download Blender. (If he hasn't already.) It's a free 3D modelling program and a good place to start. It's what I use for my lightsabers.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DigiPen here in Redmond is supposedly a reputable video game programer school. I know they've gone to remote learning during lockdown, but I don't know to what ages they offer classes. It may be only open to high school graduates and above.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linna Heartbooger wrote:
(there's a voice at the back of my mind gnawing at me telling me that's overly rosy depiction and noting a counter-example in my life BUT. I stop there.)

I swear Linna, without a primer reading your writing is like trying to make sense of a bag of badgers!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lazy Luke wrote:
Linna Heartbooger wrote:
(there's a voice at the back of my mind gnawing at me telling me that's overly rosy depiction and noting a counter-example in my life BUT. I stop there.)

I swear Linna, without a primer reading your writing is like trying to make sense of a bag of badgers!
Hahah, love it! Hysterical
(Which is probably not what you were hoping to hear, given that you're probably encouraging me to try to make my words more comprehensible to the world.)

Ehhh... when I put something in parentheses, it's me saying, "Feel free to skip over this" to someone reading.

Anyway, I think you got the primer b/c you've been around here so long, Luke!
I appreciate your investment of time and thought.
*takes a bow*

Menolly wrote:
DigiPen here in Redmond is supposedly a reputable video game programer school. I know they've gone to remote learning during lockdown...

Menolly- Neat! Thank you!
Also, this reminds me that I yearn to try the remote version of an Improv class!! (For me and that same kiddo. For multiple reasons!)
...but I keep putting it off indefinitely.

Khaliban wrote:
Have him download Blender. (If he hasn't already.) It's a free 3D modelling program and a good place to start.
Ohmygoodness. That sounds kind of awesome.
(Ah, Opensourcecommunity, what things you have done for the normative pricetags on high quality software!)

sarge and SD- Thank you for being up for reading my story!
(appropriate messages have been sent! SD may get to see two different versions of said story!)
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Linna Heartbooger wrote:
Lazy Luke wrote:
Linna Heartbooger wrote:
(there's a voice at the back of my mind gnawing at me telling me that's overly rosy depiction and noting a counter-example in my life BUT. I stop there.)

I swear Linna, without a primer reading your writing is like trying to make sense of a bag of badgers!
Hahah, love it! Hysterical
(Which is probably not what you were hoping to hear, given that you're probably encouraging me to try to make my words more comprehensible to the world.)

Ehhh... when I put something in parentheses, it's me saying, "Feel free to skip over this" to someone reading.

Anyway, I think you got the primer b/c you've been around here so long, Luke!
I appreciate your investment of time and thought.
*takes a bow*


Not really being a member of any KW buddy groups I was thinking that put me in a good position to give an honest opinion, and maybe a little constructive criticism. Friends usually tell you what you want to hear, which keeps you locked in your comfort zone.
However, maybe I was a bit heavy and in doing so painted myself into a corner. I gave this some thought.
I've taken enough creative writing classes down the years to know that you ignore your reader at your peril - losing them quicker than a fart in a confessional.

That being said, I often think when reading you writing that you have too much to say and will pack too much into a sentence. But that's likely a North American thang, easily lost on us Brits.
Multiple view points on multiple levels! You may well be the Mary Alcott of our age, a Virginia Woolf forging a style of writing for a new generation. So don't mind me, I'm only here for the beer!
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