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by LightBrigade
Sun May 11, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Popularity versus Literary Merit
Replies: 20
Views: 10751

Re: Popularity versus Literary Merit

... popularity versus literary merit. Which is truly important in publication? Does it really matter?... The Master has rounded it up in his/her first post here, more or less. What could possibly be added, if any, might be little. First, popularity serves only to yield revenue to the writer - we wr...
by LightBrigade
Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Speculation
Topic: Paranormal
Replies: 1201
Views: 322506

Why green.

...green again, why does green come up so often in things supernatural? Why they appear green. There are two reasons. It has to do with the spectrum of light and the capacity of the human eye to perceive a narrow band of frequencies of visible radiation, or else light; and in a broader sense to per...
by LightBrigade
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Good day,bad day...
Replies: 3102
Views: 459679

6 days a week, 12 hours a day must be _really_ hard. Nice to see you back, writing or not *s*
by LightBrigade
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Posted annoyances...
Replies: 76
Views: 18641

re : "does not exit" Very realistic, Llew! Meaning? If one expects to be replied to anything he says, one had better be a little less hasty than going against common sense : If every one does as they like, what communication will there be? Quite a lot, actually. Insistingly, moreover! Re : "does no...
by LightBrigade
Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Posted annoyances...
Replies: 76
Views: 18641

Bottom line, do you correct others' grammar in casual conversation? Of course not, unless the others are your children or students, because it is bad manners. To do so in public would only serve to humiliate the one being corrected. In Aldan's case, I've always taken his grammatical musings as humo...
by LightBrigade
Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Posted annoyances...
Replies: 76
Views: 18641

I nod to Dark Knight 's wise utterance. Bmat , it's not fair for The Master . You are a goddess of loyalty and labour and charity here, individually and collectively ( Magus , we must discuss Jung's Collective Consciousness you mentioned, and Dostoevsky is waiting for us after this - please? And let...
by LightBrigade
Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Posted annoyances...
Replies: 76
Views: 18641

The thread is on the verge of causing hard feelings, if not already there. It the thread that is causing it? *s* We keep the same perspective, refusing to see the causes, so problems of the same kind will appear again and again; as they appeared a few days ago, and appeared again now. Let us lock t...
by LightBrigade
Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: I'm back...
Replies: 6
Views: 5427

Hello *s* So nice to see you again. Without people like you, I think SV is poorer.
by LightBrigade
Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Posted annoyances...
Replies: 76
Views: 18641

... that form of linguistical anal-retentiveness Anal! What language! Anal-retentiveness! What characterisation! From one who engaged in conversation with another Site member to be convinced _to urge the whole SV to down arms_, gullibly accepting this other Site member's _false_ arguments and wrong...
by LightBrigade
Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Posted annoyances...
Replies: 76
Views: 18641

Excellent! Excellent! :-) I have deleted all the spoilt reference . My mistake! (Psst, please pretend we do not do it on purpose to show our arguments *smile*). Please, accept sincere apologies for any hurt feelings (this is the first example of what people do when a misunderstanding.) I definitely ...
by LightBrigade
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Posted annoyances...
Replies: 76
Views: 18641

...correcting posters in public, on their grammar/spelling/punctuation, is turning at least one poster off from posting here, and probably others. Of course you have a valid point indeed, good Boikat ! Yet, what may put such posters off could be whatever idea they have built about themselves that t...
by LightBrigade
Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Posted annoyances...
Replies: 76
Views: 18641

ERYXIMACHUS Well, if love isn’t good or beautiful, then what on good earth is it? [The doorbell rings.] SOCRATES Good question, and the answer is at the door. Gentlemen, we have a guest. Her name is Diotima. She’s a mystery woman, but famous in her own way. She once put off the plague for ten years ...