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  • in reply to: Added: LEXX 4.19 Haleys Comet episode review #73531

    for Tish,..the gal, who Kai rescued from her rock-throwing friends on fire? You know,..the gal who “bad-mouthed” him in return for saving her from getting her head bashed in? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    in reply to: Lexx the movie #73500

    a “cleansing,”..Dr. Phil style!! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73463

    From what you have had to say here,..what you have to offer..would be interesting,..indeed! More tomorrow, you,..I am called away!! My pot of soup from left-over Thanksgiving Turkey awaits!! ๐Ÿ˜›


    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73460

    I must tell you somethings and elaborate on some of the things that you have said starting with:

    “Being a writer is part of who I am,..a natural progression of being able to express myself with words…”


    …As far as I am concerned that is what writing is all about…whether it is science fiction fan fiction or tales of one’s own life which seem to pop out of “no-where” into one’s brain as the result of one’s lived experiences!! Whether what one writes is what one has experienced in one’s life or in one’s imagination, the innermost workings of the individual mind just beg to be recorded!!

    Growth is change and your writing changes and expands as your mind and perceptions grow and expand and change with your life experiences!! That makes your writing a part of who and what you far!! You sound as if you are a “natural born writer”…(much better than being a “natural born killer,”..I suppose!)

    And it certainly helps that your family encouraged you to sit down and write!! Your writing became a habit for you!! Since you are a working journalist, is your mode of making a living and if you do it full time,..that should be a very satisfying living indeed!!

    Another thing that you just said that stands out in my little brain is,…”If I haven’t worked for a while,..I get peevish and depressed and whenever that happens I have to stop and ask myself, “When did I last do any writing?”

    Writing down the thoughts in your head has become so much a part of you that when you don’t sit down and express yourself in your chosen art form, actually affects your disposition!!

    Don’t put selling your work in the same catagory as selling yourself,..I let myself fall into that trap with my line-drawings and my cartoons.

    I was told by a college prof,..many years ago,..that..”to be a true artist, must paint with water colors and oils..because that is where true art lies! Just keep your cartooning and drawings to youself! They express too much of your own quirky personality and not enough of TRUE art!”

    So I did just that,..I drew only for my friends and reduced myself to doing copies of copies as far as painting was concerned. My copies of copies were not all that good.

    Then,..last year I got confident enough with another person that I had met online and I gave her a very poorly done “copy of a copy of a panda and its’ baby.” I intended to show her my collection of drawings that I had done in pencil so that she could compare the quality of what I had done with work that that was just a “copy of a copy” and work that had come out of my heart and soul. Sadly,.she and I never got to make that comparison.

    What I am leading up to with this tale is this: Don’t fragment your writings and your artwork, inside your self, saying,..”This is just for me and this will be for the people that I want to sell it to or even just show it to.”

    Let all of your artwork,..whether it be writing or painting or poetry..or whatever…. come from inside yourself and share the same quality of being output from the depths of your soul. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    Wheeeeew! Now,..I am a’soundin’ like a “preacherman!!” ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ™„ I’ll shut up for a while and tend to my kitty cats!!”

    ..who goes to the bar of the pub
    to get some gingerale to wash out
    the sting of all of the hard cider
    that she has been drinkin’ here
    in the virtual pub,
    and to settle her stomach!!

    in reply to: Brian Downey beaten up? #73450

    Brian Downey since his surgery? Has anyone heard anything?

    in reply to: Brian Downey beaten up? #73436

    You caught me on that one, frey!! Heh! ๐Ÿ˜€

    in reply to: Brian Downey beaten up? #73434

    at that website.

    Where did the poem come from?
    That is a “mystery of the sea!” ๐Ÿ˜ˆ


    in reply to: That Show Sux! #73430

    “The Giant Chicken That Ate Cleveland?”

    I did see “The Day The Cayahoga River Caught Fire!!” ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    ……….Stanelle ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73423

    And I am not surprised to see that Gary Malkowski, the man, who founded the website, a Canadian!!

    I just met a new term on google this morning. I just met a new concept and the idea blows me away. I had always had a feeling that this existed,..but I was never really sure.

    There have been certain events in my life..which pointed my thoughts in this direction,..but I never dreamed that it had a name….

    (My husband has always told me that I just had a “BAD” attitude.)

    Other people online have called me…”stupid” and at those moments,..I wondered if this might exist!! Heh! Then,..I go to google and find a whole website about it!!

    At least,,..I am not alone. I know that this exists. I sort of feel “validated” when I try and tell folks that there is an actual “cultural” gap between us….and was told in return that..”No! It’s just your imagination. Such..a..thing…can’t exist in this modern, enlightened world of ours!!”

    And yet,..heh! There is a whole WEBSITE about it!!


    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73198

    What actual markets are you writing for? Who have you been trying to sell ideas to, where have you been getting your ideas from, and if you have been team-writing,..who have you been team writing with?

    When you are writing, you come up with your own ideas or do you listen to the opinions of others and try to graft your own points of view onto what someone else thinks?

    Could you condemn the passions of another person so that you go go along with the popular opinion of a certain “in-group” and base that condemnation on the opinions of others without REALLY knowing that other person,..who was being condemned?

    What I am asking you is,..”What are your reasons to write? Are you writing because you have something to say? Are you writing for profit? Do you write with doubt in your minds about your writing ability or have you written with the assurance that what you have had to say is worth the saying?
    Would what you write have to show a profit..i..e..earn money or a prize for you to consider yourself a successful writer? Just curious!”

    Sidhecafe and Logan,..question here!:

    Would you be a ghost-writer…for say,…a dying person..even if what that dying person had to say in their story or stories..offended your personal code of ethics?

    Logan,..I have read in some of your past posts that you believe something to the effect that a person should write what they had to write no matter what others thought about how they were using the art of writing to express themselves. Do you believe that “code” would extend to a dying friend as well?

    Do you think one should criticize or mock when one does not fully appreciate what is entirely happening in a given situation?

    Logan,..I can see you as a prolific writer. You always have seemed to have a lot to say in all of your posts. I have a feeling that you could easily write circles around me!!

    Heh! I had to giggle at the thought of a bunch of aliens coming to search of our sewage!!! That must be one story with a real “air” to it!! (Sorry!)

    When I start to write,..I have to be “into” the subject and then,..what I basically have to say comes flowing out.

    As my auditory assimilation of concepts has been altered during my lifetime,.I have had to use others to explain to me different interpretations of social ideation and interaction….In other words..sometimes others have to explain to me ..”just what has been said and the social implications of the situation.” This affects what I put down on paper or computer screen.

    And you are right about having to “edit,..edit,.and more editing!!!”



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    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73400

    THE BLACK HEART BOOK has been made into a movie script!! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Just found out by phone!! Whoooop! Whoooop! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜€ 8)

    I know it does not seem much to anyone else, but it seems a miracle of God…..(Hope the mention of a Higher Existense offends no one. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )……to me!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€



    who remembrs a quote:

    “……she probably couldn’t even think a complete thought,…..or finish a complete sentence!
    …just give her “one”. that she’ll think she has the same as everyone else’s.
    ….she..doesn’t really have to be a part of the group!”

    Possible dialogue..for next book! ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    Sidhecafe,..don’t ask, DON’T want to know!!

    in reply to: That Show Sux! #73407

    LOST IN SPACE: THE MOVIE!! Yeeeeechie pooooooooooop!

    Hoary Bile!

    in reply to: thought this might cheer some of you up #73399

    Some folks here are still wondering about what happened to all of the anti-Bush votes!!

    And there are some folks,..Evangelical or otherwise,.. with anti-war sentiments,..who certainly don’t agree with the re-election of President Bush!!

    Anyone got a good set of “hedge clippers?”

    Anti-war folks around in my rural and semi-rural area of Ohio include:




    U. B. Brotheren

    and quite a few other groups!

    Question,…how many times has any “raging protestant”…..come to any internet bboard within your memory and marked off a map and labeled it “Raging Liberal Land?”

    Not all folks with any religious convictions are “maniacally determined to convert”..every living being in their paths!

    Apples don’t grow on pear trees!!

    who likes a good joke,
    but is still thinking over
    some of the implications of attitude,..indicated.

    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73393

    And I am “dry-docked!!” I took a “header,” down a flight of 13 steps, which cut off any ambitions that I might have had for futrue traveling for a while!! Have a very large lump on the top of my head as a reminder that I should not try to go running down steps no matter what the circumstances and a twisted knee!! ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    As usual,..I had to create my own excitment. The “exciting events,”..taking place around me,..were not enough for me! No Sir!! I had to top off eveything by “falling on my head!!”

    Our local lady doc told me to lay down and stay down!! Naturally,..I got up again and waddled across the street and checked out the “daily goings-on” in the “kiddie” library down the street from our house and got my usual friendly greeting!!

    I had the satisfaction of seeing the copy of Walking Free: The Nellie Zimmerman Story,.the resident copy of my book,…was in the most worn looking shape of any other book in the library. According to the librarian, is very often checked out by quite a few people!! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Heh! This means that this copy of the book will soon be replaced by two I “ain’t” cryin’ over that!! More sales!!

    Anyway, many of you folks have felt that you could write and had a scifi story, fiction or otherwise..that you were sure that others would like, and just didn’t “put the words on paper”

    ..Because you were sure that you “just couldn’t do it?”

    ….Because you felt that..”you just couldn’t do it because you had been told so and not everyone can write and you didn’t want to make a fool of yourself and…Blah!! Blah!! Blah!

    ….Can’t do it! Can’t do it!! I can’t give myself permission to put words on paper..’cause I might make a fool of myself!!!”

    I am just curious. Might even start another post IN THE PUB…..if I get enough responses or any responses to my question.

    The reason that I am asking this question is that I just sold about a hundred dollars worth of books written by a fellow “scifi fan, who didn’t even know that she couild write till she got started writing on a certain scifi bboard and discovered that others liked her stories.
    She certainly CAN write ’cause I’ve got several local folks bugging me about when her second vampire book is going to be coming out!! And I am reselling her original books, second hand books, several times over!! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜€

    (This is just an example!! Anyone interested in this subject?)

    Ooooooooooooooh Sidhecafe!


    Any comments?

    who is just curious
    and making no promises
    to ANYONE!!

    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73371

    as I will be taking a “road trip”…in order to launch a new book and to promote several older publications by Densmore Reid Publications.

    Thanks, Sidhecafe for some stimulating conversation!!
    Thanks Logan for giving me some ideas about the relativity of truth. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks Frey, for helping to moderate a “civilized site” like Saddy’s so that one can have a nice rambling off-beat conversation without name calling and games!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Another nice place like this is

    Bye! Bye!!


    in reply to: Truth in Sci-fi #73370

    and wonder!!

    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73364

    Can one get it at Amazon or Barnes and Noble?


    Would any of you folks consider GULLIVER’S TRAVELS by Jonathan Swift as an early form of science fiction or fantasy? It has TEENY tiny little people and giants and time travel and “anthrophomorphic mystic beings,”…ie.. talking horses, who live out man’s version of “human justice and morality” a way far better than the humans in the book ever could. I realize Swift was making social comments on his own time as often sci-fi writers do in this day and age and he hits home very well with some of the basic truths that he covers for his time and his day!!

    Also,..the UNCENSORED version of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS really lets the reader see what a genius Jonathan Swift was at social commentery!! Sort of the same as I view the TV show, Lexx, as being a modern version of social commentery for today..same as GULLIVER’S TRAVELS…was for the sixteenth century. Actually,..if one compares the two works of fiction on a social commentery basis,..they have a LOT in common!! And they speak of wonders yet to come in the world of J. Swift’s day and the present day!!

    What think you?


    in reply to: Truth in Sci-fi #73363

    BOOK “truth in science fiction” discussion post or a new post altogether?


    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73358

    I can see what you mean as to my idea of “what HAS actually happened in the past…is unchangable and therefore, it is …”what-is-true” as being my perception of truth.

    I guess that I feel that the closer an event comes to “un-changeability” the closer that it is to the truth… matter what your “concept” of a certain historical event is,.the way that it “actually happened” is unchangable and therefore,..true.

    I am posing that as a model for “truth” as the way that something originally is,” the closer it is to unchangeability,….”the closer to “truth.” I also understand that that is my percertion of truth.

    What say you?


    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73346

    o’clock in the morning is a can of diet coke!! That diet coke takes on the shape in my mind of a “thing of beauty,..which will last forever and never fade”…. (I am very guilty this morning of BAD metaphors!!”)

    Truth, Logan, absolute.

    What is,..after the event has happened, That which has happened cannot be undone. All the pretending by all of the humanity in the world,.. as to how that humanity choses to percieve WHAT we call the past,…cannot alter the past.

    History,..the written perception of one or two or a dozen people,..according to their time and culture,.is a written record of human perception of the past. Human perception is constantly changing. That makes truth, absolute…..i..e….

    “What is,..IS!”

    My perception of “what is”..will change. Your perception of what is will change. But what has actually happened will never change.

    “WHAT IS,…IS!”

    What has happened in the past can only be altered by human perception of it. The events, they have actually occured,..never change with someone’s…”authoritative opinion!”

    As you said the only “alterably viable” part of the time continuum is the future. I feel when Keats wrote the “Truth is Beauty” verses he was sort of telling us to look around ourselves and see what there actually is in this world,..warts and all..(even “Bimblewarts!”)…that we will find in ..”those things and events,” which..”ARE”..forever and unchanging,..a perception of beauty,.which will never change,.
    ..and last forever!!

    Sidhecafe, say that beauty is that experience which comes with encountering those events or experiences or “objects d’art, which..take your breath away.” By that standard, constant wheezing and need for an inhalor is explained!!

    ( Still digressing!!!!!! Waiting for news on upcoming book tour and reception!! I’m goin’ a travelin’!!”)


    in reply to: Double Bills du Jour #73336

    “2001, a Space Odessy” ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ™‚

    ….Followed by “A Clockwork Orange!!” ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ


    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73330

    answer for both of you !! Right now I. too,..have a responsiblity that calls me..”MOM,” is six feet three something, 250 pounds,..and has to go to work!!

    Talk to you both..shortly!!


    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73323

    invite anyone else,..who is interested to join in this discussion!!

    Posed question:

    Are science fiction writers obligated to create a picture of the future as “beauty” or of the future as a harsh “reality”?


    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73322

    I would like to think that even if I don’t have my name on something that I have written or co-written that what I have written would still shine through as there are certain things that I have said that could be repeated only in my voice and there are things that you have said in your wriiten voice which could only be said in the chosen way that you have to say it.

    I would also like to think that I write for the reasons that I do write for, and money is not the only reason that I write things on screen or on paper. I hope that I can write to create beauty. I know that Keats wrote to create beauty and he felt that was a good enough reason to write:

    “Truth is Beauty..Beauty is Truth. That is all ye know on earth and all you need to know!!”

    Sound corny?

    I just PM’ed someone this morning with the idea that one can write simply for personal pleasure and that is reason enough to write…i..e..Emily Dickenson:

    “How…to be somebody…
    How public like a frog
    …To croak your name the live-long day
    To an admiring bog!”

    And Emily Bronte:

    “No coward soul is mine!
    No trembler in this world’s storm trouble sphere…
    ..I see Heaven’s glories shine
    And faith shine equal…
    …Arming me from fear!!”

    What is your opinion and how does it relate to what I have said. Also do you think that an artist is obligated to create a vision of truth or beauty or just “what is”…in this world?

    who is going back for another cup
    of virtual hard cider in the virtual pub!

    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73321

    but the blended voices are what create the most “harmonious”..sounds,..if my memory serves me right. A choir is created by the blending and co-operation of many voices to the common need for creating a beautiful sound to be enjoyed by all.

    A solo is only one person. While it is nice to be an acclaimed soloist, is much better,.I do believe, have others around you with a common goal and interest to share in the happiness of creating a thing of beauty..Do you belive in creating your perception of beauty for the pleasure of “creating beauty?”

    Didn’t Keats say,..”Beauty is truth…Truth is Beauty..That is all ye know on earth and all you need to know?” And didn’t he use that as the basis for writing his poetry?

    (Correct me if I am wrong as i am writing this on the “spur-of-the-moment!!)…changing the subject a bit…I pm’ed someone this morning on the idea that “writing for its’ own sake as a source of pleasure for the writer” as important as writing for dollars or for the pleasure of others.

    I do believe that we are all put here on this earth to contribute something and we will have reached our full potential as human beings if we find that something that we can contribute for the edification of matter how great or small the number of folks,.who benefit from our conribution. This also includes an audience of “one,”..ourselves. This includes an audience of maybe two or three or four,.our families. This includes an audience of our friends and aquaintences.

    Ultimately, may include an audience of everyone else in the world,..but that is not a neccessary thing in one’s life…i..e..I have been told that i am fairly good at a type of cartooning and line drawings, but I have never let my drawings see the light of day except for one person because I drew for that one person and that one person alone!!

    I have only given any of my pieces of art work to two other people and neither one of those pieces were that very good. They were not original pieces and were copies of other folks paintings. By the time I was ready to share my drawings with one of those peope,..she chose to go out of my life. Still, the people that I have shown my drawings to..seem surprised that I could produce such things. My audience of myself for me is enough to share my artwork!!

    I do believe that we were put on this earth to share our “Time as Currancy” with others in ways that will benefit ourselves and others and not in a selfish “one man band”…or show. This might sound like it does not include the “writing to please oneself” idea,..but it actually does. In writing to please one’s self, has produced something. Any normal human being will seek out others or leave traces of their work for others to seek out..(i..e..Emily Dickenson and Emily Bronte!)

    I have also found that “brain-storming” with others and co-writing can up with new twists and turns in ideas that one person alone never could. These ideas are just my pieces of “thought up opinion,” formed by what has seemed to work for me.

    What are your opinions and what has worked for you in your “creations?”


    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73315

    …”telling my story,”…or…”writing in their voice,..not mine?”

    Loud, brash,..opinionated and unafraid….when I know for a fact that I am right about certain things….that is my “written voice.”

    In anyything that I write,…if I have truly written it, voice always remains the same….even during the time ..a few years ago..when someone had to type for me. (I went back to school about two years ago and learned to type again so this is me typing this now.)


    A few years back,..a dying woman and I became fond of a CERTAIN TV show. We co-wrote stories together and posted them on the internet via the typing skills of others. She didn’t want anyone to even know that she liked that particular show…so I never mentioned her online or even brought her up in some of the e-mail letters that we got from the other people in the group.

    If you were to go back and read those stories, should be able to see two conflicting voices in them. Her voice is the voice of a woman,.who is dying and she knows it. My voice is the person, who has to stand and watch a friend undergoing horrific medical treatments, and I can’t do anything about it.

    After certain very unpleasant treatments, that she had to undergo,..the stories would go beyond being..what some of the other writers would accept or appreciate. My job was to change the story line enough so that it could be presented online,.but not so much that her voice would be lost in what we had to say.

    Still,..I think that the stories,..given the circumstances..were funny in their own way and had their own little audience. We co-wrote for about six months and then,..she stopped. She had the stress of dying at a young age,…I had the stress of watching her condition..not improve….

    If you were to read those stories today,..I think that you would be able to pick out the parts that I wrote and the parts that she wrote. We each had our own unique voice and we said what we had to say in our own particular way.

    As to the other person,.who chose not to continue helping me with the manuscript,…what I have to say would not have been lost if this other person had chosen to keep on writing with me nor would what she have had to say been lost. The only change in some of the writing arrangenments that I would have made which would differ from past arrangements is that my name would be also listed on the “ISBN” number!!
    Someone has said that I have a very distinctive stlye as to when I write on screen or paper. You can’t miss it.

    What say you,..Sidhecafe?

    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73304

    Are you or were you a fan of the cable TV scifi show,…Lexx?

    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73300

    but while being at home.

    I am trying to write an article,..but I was seduced by saddy’s archives for a while,

    ..amazed at what I found there,

    ..thankful I was not around when what I read there was going on,

    …and I’ll be..”reduced to a shivering mass of blubbering protoplasm,”..if I don’t get my notes finished and said article written as I have to speak to another Real Life group soon!

    Stuff stolen from someone else’s poetry but put together to reflect my mood:




    As I learn the TRUE

    History of things!!

    And no matter what

    The past has wrought..

    Or how many friends found or bought..

    Regardless of your opinion,

    .. I do complete sentences in one thought!!

    Despite insults hurled and accusations made,

    ..What “Really is,”

    ..Is What has stayed!”

    ……….(Poem to be finished later!!

    The events which lead up to this poem..are so silly,..Sidhecafe,..that I would never attempt to relate them to you.

    Don’t ask!!)


    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73298

    hard cider!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

    So you are a single person meeting Sounds like you want an adventure!!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Are you trying to create the “experiences”…that will be the payoff for your deepest desires? Does time give us a means and a remedy for such? Who knows?

    What sci-fiction genre are you a fan of and how do you think that reflects what we have been smoozing about for the past two days? We both must be scifi buffs or we wouldn’t be hanging out in a place like saddy’s cafe!!


    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73291

    a pointless parable or story.

    Ben Franklin wrote in 1783, “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing!”

    Cool little motto,..huh?

    It sounds to me that when you jumped out of that airplane, did something for yourself in your attitude about altitude and your own perception of yourself.

    Very cool,.indeed.

    In jumping out of the airplane with your parachute, did something that changed your philosophy and changed your perspective on life. Jumping out of that airplane gave you something in life that was worth talking about and writing about and most likely,..if you write about that jump..if your present mode of expression is any indication,..what you write about that jump will be well worth the reading!!

    Are you sure that you are not a “disciple” of Ben Franklin? (joke!)

    Sounds like you have good “DNA” in “Dynamic Natural Ability” as opposed to bad “DNA”…”Don’t Know Anything!”

    Yes,..the activities that I called “speculation”..were events from my own life. I rarely think of them as they lead to a “peak” moment in my life that almost ended a family member’s life. Telling you about them is in a sense..freeing up my own psyche so that I can write about them later on.

    I think that I lost someone,.who was willing at one time to help me put certain thoughts on paper,..because I could not come up with certain details fast least,..I think that was the reason. I really am not sure.

    Have to go but will continue discussion tomorrow. I was a guest speaker today in a writing class and those students had good… “DNA!”

    They wore me OUT!! ๐Ÿ˜€


    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73285

    One must always make sure that the not counterfit! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ™‚

    This is the I guess that we can sit and smooze and discuss that which is past and hope for the future and not run amiss with anyone’s more sensitive feelings!!


    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73269

    I guess recently..with so much time to sit and think,..that I finally have the time to actually think about my time and how..just how I have spent it!!

    Philosophy..deep philosophy..has never been a strong point of mine. I have just felt that everyone’s time has been well spent if they:

    (A) Have something that they enjoyed doing, and learned to do that activity well.

    (B) Love someone else and be loved in return.


    (C) have a cause or an interest..outside of oneself..that one is willing to sacrifice and work for.

    (D) And you should…”Cultivez votre jardin,” (Cultivate your garden),….work, and try to make the most of what natural gifts that you might have, and build on them.
    Using this philosophy..some folks have made a…..”Hell of Heaven and of Heaven, a Hell”

    ……but that is beside the point

    ……..”Time as currancy!!”

    This is just speculation,..of course,…as to how I have spent the currancy of my time:

    Perhaps I watched a young man graduate from high school,..who had never been to grade school because he had been raised in a mental institution, and was not mentally retarded….just extemely hard of hearing and partially sighted,
    ….Maybe I helped him with my training as a teacher to learn to read,
    ….Helped buy him glasses and a hearing aide and then,
    ….Watched his natural intelligence take over and sat in a Canton,..Ohio high school gym, and watched him take his diploma in three years after attending school in that three years with other students,..who had been going to grade school and high school their entire lives.

    Perhaps,..just perhaps,…I took in a homeless woman,..who attended college at the age of seventy-one and attended for two years and then,..she dropped out college at the age of seventy-three and got her first the group home that I helped start.

    Perhaps I watched her win awards for doing this and what made it all the more remarkable was the fact that right before I met her, she had been released from a state hospital where she had been locked up for nineteen years…not because SHE was crazy, but merely deaf and blind for her entire life.

    Perhaps,..I watched this deaf and blind woman vote in an American election for the first time in her life at age seventy four years and fall in love for the first time in her life at age seventy eight years.

    Perhaps I taught PSE sign language to the hearing so that they could communicate with their deaf children..for the first time in their lives. Perhaps, I watched a very heart rendering scene in one of my PSE sign language classes as a forty year old hearing man told his younger thirty year old born deaf sister that he loved her in American Sign Language..for the first time in his sister’s life. Then she turned around and asked him if he loved her so much, why it took them all of her childhood and most of their adult learn to say “I love you,..sis!” a few basic signs.

    Perhaps,..just perhaps,..I went into the homes of deaf children with hearing parents and taught the parents of those children American and PSE Sign Language so that fewer deaf kids would be labeled retarded.

    Perhaps,..just perhaps, I slogged through LPN nursing school after watching several kids die sadly in unexplainable circumstances without effective comunication and became a home nurse to severely dis-ABLED folks with traumatic brain injury and went through case after case watching these folks labeled as unteachable and yet after spending a few hours with them on a daily basis,..I found that they could learn…if I tell you anymore…..I’ll be giving my next book away!!

    (If I ever get it written!!)

    Perhaps,..just perhaps,..I have watched a blind disabled man write books and newspaper columns for so-called sighted able bodied folks on how to lead normal lives and make the most of what they have been given in their lives. I also sat and watched him study for and get his PhD. He is a good friend.

    Perhaps,..just perhaps,.I’ve met a deaf woman who started with nothing in life and her deaf husband, who have given me the fortitude to face anything that happens in my own life…because I have seen into their hearts and found that their hearts and minds were able to hear the call of the human spirit even as their ears could not hear the sound of my voice. Perhaps she listened to what I had to say…along with the blind man and helped get..WALKING FREE…written.

    Perhaps…just…perhaps, my best friend was a blind woman,..who had cerebral palsey and she graduated with honors from a local college many years ago and she taught me that to a person, who could not see,….facial disfigurement doesn’t matter……


    I have to go speak to a creative writing class this morning at nine thirty this morning and I think that I’m going to know what to say to them……….

    ………….without an interpreter.

    Tell me what you think of my speculation and you can tell me which French poets wrote these lines and what they mean philosophically,

    ……(I already know what they mean literally!),

    “Ou sont les neiges d’automne?” (Where are the snows of autumn?)


    “Il pleure dans mon coeur comme il pleure sur la ville…?” (As the rain pours down on the city, rains in my heart….)



    in reply to: My Wonderful trip to Toronto, Canada #73245

    I’m glad that you had such a nice trip!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73243

    alcohol..though I joke about …”imbibing hard cider”…on another bboard other than this one. Because of a certain physical condition that I live with,..drugs or alcohol could kill me. I have faced this my entire life. There is no way that my perception of the world can be altered without taking this physical condition into consideration.

    Because of this, entire life has been spent in an effort of trying to deal with this condition as best as I can and trying to help others deal with their so-called dis-ABILITIES.

    (have to take my son to college,.will add more on later!)

    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73232

    It actually happened.

    And I agree with you about “life being made up of good and bad experiences.” Life IS made up of good and bad experiences and it is all a part of “real life!”

    Most important are our perceptions of those experiences. How folks percieve those experieces,..both online and off-line,……I do what influences our decisions as to how we react to “real life.”

    I don’t believe that one should let another person or persons..dictate to them as to what one can see for one’s self as a reality,..and “Life is more than what you see!”…(copyrighted statement Oct. 2001!)

    What are some of the other you think, which can distort one’s perception of real life and take you…”Beyond the Doors…(of reality)?”…if you get my allusion…

    No! No!! Not “illusion!!

    (Joke,..I couldn’t resist!!)?


    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73229

    Bad currancy?

    But do we want..good experiences or bad experiences,..individual preference,…myself,..I prefer good experiences….not just for myself,..but for everyone,….

    …but I realize that the world does not work that way.

    And then,.there are experiences..that are right for the moment,..give us satisfaction but have no long term good or bad payoff…i..e…..

    (Here is a highly UNLIKELY example)

    1. I ask you to write a book or story with me…and instead of answering me with a simple yes or no, cuss me out and tell me that things that I have written don’t exist or that I am incapable of writing a complete thought or some such nonsense. You harass me online.


    I ignore you and keep on getting books and articles…..published.

    You have the satisfaction of making my life miserable for maybe a few moments “in time,”

    and I just keep right on going.

    2. I ask another person to write a book or story or article with me and they do so. And they do a damn good job of it.

    Possible payoff:

    They might win an award or two from a major American university in their field for helping me to write.

    3….(even wilder speculation…going on here)

    ……another sort of writer comes along,..likes the story that we both have co-written and makes a script of it and we become one of a working group of writers,..who wins first or second place in a major American film festival….

    (This is getting wilder by the moment I know..but bear with me!! I am known for making up wild fairy tales and for co-writing odd little stories with dis-ABLED folks.)

    The final payoff is that you now have a film script on the market,..which may or may not be picked up by a production company and made into a TV film or movie!!)

    Yeah! Yeah!! I know my story is getting rather unbelievable but bear with me. I have been told that things like this can happen.
    What do you…think?

    Then of course there is the example of the person, whose life has been so saturated with different experiences both good and bad that they really are not sure that they want that many “new” experiences.

    What is a new experience in your opinion anyway? Also,…I would like to know how realistic you think my “speculation”

    Do you think that it would make the basis for a good manuscript?

    Does it sound…..realistic?

    I await your reply,..Sidhecafe!!

    in reply to: Lexx revival #73222

    found on the “Bonnie Hammer” scifi bboards? She/he is sponsering a bring back Lexx petition. Why don’t you combine “forces!” She has a hundred or so sigs on her online petition.

    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73221

    “Heh! At least I know where you are coming from!!” (n/t)

    quoth Stanelle

    in reply to: WOO-HOO! Wish me luck! #73219

    to parents on both both new babies! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


    in reply to: Way OT: Shameless plug for my dirty book #73218

    Can you suggest other such sites?

    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73204

    good thing,..experience!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    (As long as you throw in some chinese food!)..

    Ooops!! Have to go!!

    Will finish this discussion later!!


    in reply to: THE BLACK HEART BOOK script wins BRONZE AWARD! #73202

    finding the right people to believe and to believe in,….can be a great price,..indeed,

    …..Believe me,..I know!

    OH,…I know!! ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜€


    in reply to: Way OT: Shameless plug for my dirty book #73101

    Dare I ask what was your inspiration? And what are your marketing plans?

    Good luck!!


    in reply to: Lexx fanfics #73035

    IT’S EXCELLENT!! I read it through in one sitting!!

    ….A sort of backstory behind Kai and Xev
    …though plenty of Kai is thrown in!! A very season 2 approach, which will bring back memories of just WHY…you watched Lexx in the first place!!


    …who might be posting
    something from Houston,Texas
    in the near future!!

    in reply to: Lexx fanfics #73018

    I was talking about the trolls at another site and another place…long ago and not so far away!

    Lexxfans and Saddy’s are both WELL moderated and I have no hesitation about posting at either place!! ๐Ÿ˜€


    in reply to: Lexx fanfics #72990

    prominent We could tell stories of the giant bug and invite others to join in. It would be fun and improve our…Lexxuality!!
    I would keep the stories on modified bboards,..however, “troll patrols” break out in..unexpected places and can really cause problems!! (shudders!!) ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    I enjoy writing but I can’t stand trolling, jealousy,..and fighting!!


    in reply to: Lexx fanfics #72987

    writing group? Just for the fun of it? ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: What if?: The Rebirth of the Insects #72844

    Who knows? ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Lexx fanfics #72843

    It is nice to see someone who is writing new fanfics for Lexx! New fanfics increase both the reader and the writer’s….”Lexxuality!” ๐Ÿ˜†

    I have a backlog of Lexx stories that I wrote for another board but never put online. Do you have the same problem?


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