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Novel Progress Notes - 0202 (Plus Random Gloats) [Sep. 11th, 2008|09:29 pm]
Young Geoffrey
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Novel Progress Notes - 0201
Jewel of Eternity

None today; count for September 10 was:

New words: 1,129

Previous Total:</b>1,129
Total wordcount: 2,372
Deadline: Too soon to say

For those of you have kindly offered to be beta-readers, I hope to post the first link tomorrow afternoon. If not tomorrow, then Saturday fer (almost) sure.

Friends Cut A'Comin'

I c'n feel that cut a'comin'
Comin' down the the line ...

Well, not people (not you!), but communities. My friends list is becoming cluttered with multiple posts by add-me posts, perverts, readers and writers and I need to slim it down. In fact, it's already started. I removed omg_too_soon (I think that's what it was called) this afternoon, after 1,000 too many "humourous" (yet sadly similar) 9/11 memorials), but am going to do some serious pruning in the near future. After I egotistically make use of all the "add me" communities currently polluting my friends list, of course..

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Speaking of friends cuts, if one of you decide to cut me loose, and if we've actually had some significant interaction (such as back and forth comments and, er, sending me your fucking resume when you were looking for work), I'd appreciate it if you'd actually say goodbye, rather than being "discrete". Good manners means having the balls to say "you're boring/offensive/stupid/etcetera" rather than just slinking off into the darkness.

Yes, a couple of people — one of whom I've had beers with and with whom I know people in common — have done that recently and, well, it pisses me off.

Fortunately, even when drinking, I'm a civilized man and haven't email-bombed either of them, but the truth is, I've thought of it.

(If we've seldom or never interacted beyond our first friending, of course, these "rules" don't apply.)

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I'm a little irritated that Layton and Harper backed down so quickly on Elizabeth May. I'd wanted to add my voice in support of her participation of the up-coming debates and now it's too late.


[User Picture]From: sck5000
2008-09-12 03:16 am (UTC)
The nonsensical inclusion of a nothing-party in the debate only dilutes the substance of an already over-crowded debating floor, however, it may be the thing that finally compels me to actually watch a Canadian debate, since it will be funny to see that grotesque basset hound turn every question on any subject into one of dire importance regarding polar bears. I don't understand why they just didn't have two tiers of debates instead. Let the Conservatives, Liberals and NDP, and maybe even whoever that other guy is debate in the real one, then let the Green party debate the marijuana party, the anarchists and the Nazis in another one, like being at the childrens' table where they all belong for their myopic stupidity of trying to define 36 million people spread over 3 million square miles on their respective one note songs.

It will almost be as rewarding as seeing you be wrong on the outcomes of two elections simultaneously. You may have to wait a lot of years before you can be wrong twice simultaneously again.

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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2008-09-12 04:59 am (UTC)

This Ain't Drunken Geography, Boy</i!

The nonsensical inclusion of a nothing-party in the debate...

1 seat in Parliament, consistent 10% in the polls. You are factually incorrect.

...it will be funny to see that grotesque basset hound turn every question on any subject into one of dire importance regarding polar bears.

Ad hominem. Don't make me ban you. Also, you know nothing of their platform (unless you've done some reading-up since you bought me beers last week), and so your implication that the Greens talk only about polar bears (ie, the environment) is fallacious or, at best, a bunch of hot air that might be true only by coincidence.

You may have to wait a lot of years before you can be wrong twice simultaneously again.

Until the votes are counted, I'm to presume it will be a lot of years before I can once again be simultaneously right about two North American elections again.
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[User Picture]From: tokio
2008-09-12 04:18 am (UTC)
I was the 911th visitor to your profile. Yeehaw!
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2008-09-12 05:00 am (UTC)

911th On 9/11

Oh. Damn. You came in after midnight.

Well, what the hell. Welcome aboard anyway.
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[User Picture]From: tokio
2008-09-12 02:49 pm (UTC)

Re: 911th On 9/11

It wasn't after midnight here in Central Standard Time!
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2008-09-14 12:20 am (UTC)

Re: 911th On 9/11

You know (and forgive me if I've gotten confused and you live on the Prairies and not the Plains), it surprises me to encounter an American for whom 9/11 is not a date so holy that making light or irony of it is even conceivable.
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[User Picture]From: tokio
2008-09-14 01:30 am (UTC)

Re: 911th On 9/11

I don't see anything holy about the government killing its own people for a RETARDED political agenda.

Conspiracy theories aside, yes, the South Plains. My town just spent millions of dollars on a new drainage system, now 8 inches of rain and MASS FUCKING CHAOS EVERYWHERE. Where'd that money go? Strippers?
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