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Re: Member of the Month Nomination: DATo

Post by rssllue » 25 Nov 2015, 14:16

:text-yeahthat:
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Post by Gravy » 26 Nov 2015, 06:15

Escapeartist wrote:Please seek help for the bookophilia though, being afraid I might end up with one of your used books is enough to make ME only read e-books from now on ha ha.
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ryanj1 wrote:I'll do it for the giggles :lol:


I know you wear a sign (maybe a shirt) that says that exact thing :lol:

DATo's right, @"Escapartist"! The punch is a little too "punchy", might I suggest the eggnog? :D
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Post by Levi » 26 Nov 2015, 10:53

Thank you everyone, it's good to be purple again, and DATo, I appreciate the thought of a search party, but no one here was gonna let me get away that easily. :) I'm just glad you won in the meantime your insight is always very valuable. !!!! Everyone check out DATo's story werewolf if you haven't yet, it's fantastic. !!!!
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Post by rssllue » 26 Nov 2015, 13:41

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Post by DATo » 27 Nov 2015, 10:10

Escapeartist wrote:Thank you everyone, it's good to be purple again, and DATo, I appreciate the thought of a search party, but no one here was gonna let me get away that easily. :) I'm just glad you won in the meantime your insight is always very valuable. !!!! Everyone check out DATo's story werewolf if you haven't yet, it's fantastic. !!!!
I appreciate the plug to my short story, Werewolf @Escapeartist. Personally, I think it is the best thing I've ever written but I have actually received some negative critiques on it in the past. I guess you just can't please everybody *shrugs* ... I was/am overjoyed to learn that it was appreciated by one of my friends. Friends count. When they say my stuff stinks I listen, when critics nit-pic, I don't. Only a real friend will tell you that you have a booger hanging from your nose, a critic will only complain that your clothes are out of style. *LOL*
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Post by gali » 27 Nov 2015, 10:19

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Escapeartist wrote:Thank you everyone, it's good to be purple again, and DATo, I appreciate the thought of a search party, but no one here was gonna let me get away that easily. :) I'm just glad you won in the meantime your insight is always very valuable. !!!! Everyone check out DATo's story werewolf if you haven't yet, it's fantastic. !!!!
I appreciate the plug to my short story, Werewolf @Escapeartist. Personally, I think it is the best thing I've ever written but I have actually received some negative critiques on it in the past. I guess you just can't please everybody *shrugs* ... I was/am overjoyed to learn that it was appreciated by one of my friends. Friends count. When they say my stuff stinks I listen, when critics nit-pic, I don't. Only a real friend will tell you that you have a booger hanging from your nose, a critic will only complain that your clothes are out of style. *LOL*
I have read it, and I agree with Escapeartist. Excellent story! :)
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Post by Fran » 27 Nov 2015, 10:55

gali wrote:
DATo wrote:
Escapeartist wrote:Thank you everyone, it's good to be purple again, and DATo, I appreciate the thought of a search party, but no one here was gonna let me get away that easily. :) I'm just glad you won in the meantime your insight is always very valuable. !!!! Everyone check out DATo's story werewolf if you haven't yet, it's fantastic. !!!!
I appreciate the plug to my short story, Werewolf @Escapeartist. Personally, I think it is the best thing I've ever written but I have actually received some negative critiques on it in the past. I guess you just can't please everybody *shrugs* ... I was/am overjoyed to learn that it was appreciated by one of my friends. Friends count. When they say my stuff stinks I listen, when critics nit-pic, I don't. Only a real friend will tell you that you have a booger hanging from your nose, a critic will only complain that your clothes are out of style. *LOL*
I have read it, and I agree with Escapeartist. Excellent story! :)
I agree, Werewolf is a brilliant short story with a great punch line.
I have only one minor crib with it, I don't think anyone would use the word piss in the company of the standing commissioner of Scotland Yard, Sir Charles Amberway and certainly not in the environs of the Junior Carlton Club tut, tut :oops:
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Post by DATo » 27 Nov 2015, 14:10

@Fran & @gali

Thank you both for your kind remarks regarding the story. I had a momentary panic attack when I saw gali's name though ... I thought I was going to get the dreaded "Duplicated Topic" writ. *LOL*

Fran - The character in the story who uses the word "piss" is meant to be described as a crusty old member of the club who does not mince words. Also, it must be remembered that these men have all been very close friends for 25 years and are more like brothers than just friends. It would seem that familiarity at this level would excuse an occasional crude expression. It was precisely this shocking dichotomy that I wanted to describe - a familiarity among these men that does not require formal posturing. But your point is well taken and if I rewrite it I shall have Mathew Eberly say peepee instead of piss. *LOL*

Truly, thank you both for your comments. [:- )
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Post by Fran » 27 Nov 2015, 17:01

DATo wrote:@Fran & @gali

Thank you both for your kind remarks regarding the story. I had a momentary panic attack when I saw gali's name though ... I thought I was going to get the dreaded "Duplicated Topic" writ. *LOL*

Fran - The character in the story who uses the word "piss" is meant to be described as a crusty old member of the club who does not mince words. Also, it must be remembered that these men have all been very close friends for 25 years and are more like brothers than just friends. It would seem that familiarity at this level would excuse an occasional crude expression. It was precisely this shocking dichotomy that I wanted to describe - a familiarity among these men that does not require formal posturing. But your point is well taken and if I rewrite it I shall have Mathew Eberly say peepee instead of piss. *LOL*

Truly, thank you both for your comments. [:- )
Yae, peepee would be most acceptable :text-woo:
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Post by Levi » 27 Nov 2015, 20:49

Let's not take the piss out of it. See what I did there.
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Post by gali » 28 Nov 2015, 00:01

DATo wrote:@Fran & @gali

Thank you both for your kind remarks regarding the story. I had a momentary panic attack when I saw gali's name though ... I thought I was going to get the dreaded "Duplicated Topic" writ. *LOL*

Fran - The character in the story who uses the word "piss" is meant to be described as a crusty old member of the club who does not mince words. Also, it must be remembered that these men have all been very close friends for 25 years and are more like brothers than just friends. It would seem that familiarity at this level would excuse an occasional crude expression. It was precisely this shocking dichotomy that I wanted to describe - a familiarity among these men that does not require formal posturing. But your point is well taken and if I rewrite it I shall have Mathew Eberly say peepee instead of piss. *LOL*

Truly, thank you both for your comments. [:- )
You are most welcome. :D
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Post by DATo » 28 Nov 2015, 20:25

Well, my MOTM reign is just about over. Does anyone have any suggestions for a grand finale to the partyfestivities?

Do you think @Scott would spring for moving the party to Hawaii for the remaining hours?

If the Hawaiians see me with that turkey on my head they might declare me a god or something. Couldn't you just see my turkey head on one of those totems that they have? *LOL*
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Post by rssllue » 28 Nov 2015, 23:44

You should have hitched a ride with The Brady Bunch way back when. ;)
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Post by gali » 28 Nov 2015, 23:45

DATo wrote:Well, my MOTM reign is just about over. Does anyone have any suggestions for a grand finale to the partyfestivities?

Do you think @Scott would spring for moving the party to Hawaii for the remaining hours?

If the Hawaiians see me with that turkey on my head they might declare me a god or something. Couldn't you just see my turkey head on one of those totems that they have? *LOL*
He may, and I am for it! :wink:

I always wanted to visit there. 8) :lol:
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Post by Gravy » 29 Nov 2015, 01:31

I've got the hula dancer!Image
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