Thanks Dallas, it seems to be a very reputable club. I had a chance to look at the list of featured members and it became readily apparent what it meant to be a featured member, for many of the names instantly popped out as those whom I recognized as having made memorable contributions to the discussions and blogs.
Thanks, DG. I'm glad you liked that video, it's quite telling and even inspiring...
You're right, I don't think self-promotion is appropriate, and it definitely feels better when someone else finds your content worth featuring so, Thank You!
Thanks for your advice Dallas. Someone already ripped off my TamTamPamela coverage on another site. The latest entry only took 6 hours to write, but if it does get ripped off then I would like my name to be in there.
Yep that was me. I started a book discussion group on RR and it all went well for about a year, then it began to fill up with kids and crazies. I was happy to get an invite over here with you folk. What a great site this is.
I don't like the format where you can't respond to someone directly on a forum or blog so since I want to direct the comment to you I will do it here. You know I get that there are thoughtful liberals but my experience whenever I have commented on this site or over at A/N in a conservative vein it has been a bit of a "Dogpile on the Rabbit" effect if you get my meaning. It got so bad over there that I took down my profile for 6 months. I tell you in all honesty that I felt as intimidated taking anything that resembled a conservative approach to a conversation that I just stopped commenting. It felt like I was in church and that is no exaggeration. I hate to go back to hiding my true feelings but they seem to incite so much visceral animosity no how mildly I couched them that I don't feel comfortable expressing myself. I hope you understand I have always found your comments and blogs to be very enlightening. My comment is just a reflection of my personal experience so far.
Yep, same Don. I bailed out one morning in May when I woke up too early with a bad cold and feeling angry at myself for spending way too much time the day before patiently trying to convince some jerk on A|N of his error concerning something meaningless, and, consequently, for not giving enough time to my own work. When I still couldn't keep myself from wanting to carry on with various A|N dialogues, I told myself it was time to go cold turkey, so I committed A|N suicide. I have regretted my leap into the abyss since then, for all the ties (and really good dialogues) that I severed and lost, and I probably wouldn't do it again; it was unlike me, a saver by nature. (TA is a lot more relaxed, if duller, for some reason.) But I did manage to spend more time on my new novel, POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD, a 700-page epic YA fantasy set in a much diminished, post-oil, post-cataclysm, future America--the Christian Protectorates, a theocracy run by evil evangelicals (the "gels"). The hero is Polly, who is 15 and a true witch who has been sent by her father to live among the gels in New Florida for her own safety, after the govt. initiates a purge of the outlying regions (Vermont, etc.), where she and other pagans, heretics, gays, Jews, freethinkers, and so on had been exiled long before. At the start of the book, she is summoned home by her familiar, a raven named Balthazar. It's a sort of American GOLDEN COMPASS, but edgier. And it will be very controversial if it gets any attention at all--because the atheists are the good guys, and the crazy villains are the fundies. I just finally finished it last week, and after a polish I'll be sending it to my agent. We'll see. Here's to Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar!
Yes, it's been too long since we've been in touch. Miss you <3 Not into xmas? Well, for me it's a Winter Solstice celebration. Having grown up with Hanukkah, it's a foreign holiday to me in many regards. But I love decorating a tree and giving presents, so I've taken to celebrating those parts. The commercial buildup is intense which really turns me off, but the feeling of good-will is something I enjoy indulging in. How are your pups doing? Busy at work? I'm recovering from a bad bout with my ulcer.... And it was BAD, but I'm making progress. Getting old is not fun!
It was just under Terminator Parody. I went through the vids six months ago hacking at the dead links and dups. I just knew that it was there because of that week long excursion. Thanks for searching for it! Get Down!
Hey I'm looking at the vid you posted in the approval process. Can you put NSFW on it so we don't get someone fired? I love the little girl, "Don't fuck with my two gay dad's" That's awesome. You can say that the NSFW is for language so it doesn't scare anyone off that might enjoy it.