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by RHFay
Mon May 05, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Goodbye, again...
Replies: 5
Views: 2012

Goodbye, again...

Well, I have finally gotten completely fed up with a good chunk of the "forum scene". If anyone has been following my recent posts you know that I've become disgusted with certain discussions here and on certain other forums. Frankly, it doesn't seem worth it anymore. And it seems completely detache...
by RHFay
Mon May 05, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Popularity versus Literary Merit
Replies: 20
Views: 10743

Please pardon the intrusion. It is a tiny bit in bad form to carry a rant from one forum to another and call out those of differing opinions by name. Not necessarily a cool thing to do. There is a thing called etiquette (even in the faceless world of the web) To the SV site admin: Please pardon my ...
by RHFay
Mon May 05, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Good day,bad day...
Replies: 3102
Views: 458572

RHFay: Dude! You seem to be doing just fine, you have your style, and it seems to be working. Stick to your guns. That's what I've been trying to say - my style works for me, and many editors, too. I get tired of being told that some of my work is still not good enough, according to a few people's ...
by RHFay
Mon May 05, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Good day,bad day...
Replies: 3102
Views: 458572

[As far as the guy pulling something, on that, I do have a bad feeling about. He was saying he had just come back from a Dr.s appointment for his back. I have a feeling he may try to claim I made his back problem worse, even though the impact itself was really minor. No airbags deployed, the force ...
by RHFay
Mon May 05, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Popularity versus Literary Merit
Replies: 20
Views: 10743

Well, first off, we're usually talking about speculative haiku here, which already departs from traditional haiku. I have presented links to and statements about what others have said about speculative haiku such as scifaiku and horrorku, so I won't present it again. It's getting tiring and frustrat...
by RHFay
Mon May 05, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Popularity versus Literary Merit
Replies: 20
Views: 10743

Considering your question in light of other conversations you have had I know that you frequently categorize your work as Haiku, but sometimes it doesn't meet the generally expected Haiku structure standards. Its my opinion that if you find yourself frequently defending your work's structure on a t...
by RHFay
Mon May 05, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Signs Before the Fall...a cinquain
Replies: 4
Views: 2800

This poem takes what is a devastating pronouncement and delivers it matter-of-factly. It is that very prosaic element that grabs me. I love it! Completely opposite of what I've been told elsewhere. Very interesting. Contrary to what some may believe, I am open to feedback, as long as it isn't prese...
by RHFay
Mon May 05, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Popularity versus Literary Merit
Replies: 20
Views: 10743

Popularity versus Literary Merit

Discussions here and elsewhere have started to make me think about the subject of popularity versus literary merit. Which is truly important in publication? Does it really matter? Some people love my poetry. One of my works managed to come in tied for first runner up in one horror poetry contest. Ot...
by RHFay
Mon May 05, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: RHFay's publications...
Replies: 106
Views: 26651

Infiltration in BEWILDERING STORIES 288

And another one...

My poem "Infiltration", a series of linked scifaiku, has just been published in issue 288 of the e-zine Bewildering Stories:

http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue ... ation.html

Check it out! :D
by RHFay
Mon May 05, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Good day,bad day...
Replies: 3102
Views: 458572

I just spent yesterday afternoon and this morning in a raging forum debate on another site about the apparent quality, or lack thereof, of a couple of my horrorku slated to be in my poetry collection. To be honest, I'm sick of theory and Hemingway being thrown in my face when it runs contrary to my ...
by RHFay
Sun May 04, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Signs Before the Fall...a cinquain
Replies: 4
Views: 2800

Thank you, Bmat! :D You just made my case for the subjective nature of appreciating and analyzing poetry. I just had a discussion elsewhere where I was told this piece wasn't very good, that it was all tell and no show, and lacked any impact. My response to criticism in general, based on my growing ...
by RHFay
Sun May 04, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Signs Before the Fall...a cinquain
Replies: 4
Views: 2800

Signs Before the Fall...a cinquain

Signs Before the Fall by Richard H. Fay Augur Tosses old bones To read battle-omens And proclaims a heart-rending doom... Defeat *** I was told by an editor that this piece was too short. He felt that it would be fine as part of a larger piece, but didn't really stand on its own. I may just agree wi...