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Forum: Members' Feedback Yesterday, 12:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 780
Posted By Prodigalson
Ah, the days! You see, flyingtart, the IT has a...

Ah, the days! You see, flyingtart, the IT has a long and storied history of challenging the intellect of many an unwary visitor, sometimes in ways which were not obvious in the beginning.

We used...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-08-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,902
Posted By Prodigalson
That's as poor of an analogy as, "Space doesn't...

That's as poor of an analogy as, "Space doesn't exist because no one's figured out how to breathe in it." Completely irrelevent.



Do you want to have the conversation, or not? You can't begin a...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-07-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,902
Posted By Prodigalson
Hmm... some thoughts about this... I...

Hmm... some thoughts about this...

I remember when I was in the dope world, men claimed to control the whole thing. Women weren't allowed any say (supposedly), but I noticed, if a dealer didn't...
Forum: Fiction 02-06-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Prodigalson
Different take on the old Pearly Gates. I...

Different take on the old Pearly Gates.

I would think, "a twenty", would work better than, "a $20". If you were to use ,"$20", it would be something like,"...slid $20 into the cleavage...", which...
Forum: Publishing 02-04-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,707
Posted By Prodigalson
I had a friend named his dog, "Nigger." He'd...

I had a friend named his dog, "Nigger." He'd stand on his porch calling for him.

He was a favorite in the neighborhood.
Forum: Publishing 01-31-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,707
Posted By Prodigalson
Don't let it get to you, Myers. It's just an...

Don't let it get to you, Myers. It's just an internet forum. And who knows? You could be trading insults with a six year old girl who cries her eyes out every time you're mean to her. Don't make her...
Forum: Publishing 01-26-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,707
Posted By Prodigalson
I'd say it needn't be said right off like that....

I'd say it needn't be said right off like that. It could be established other ways that the opponent is black; Callahan's way of speaking could be illustrated without it.

But... it sounds real,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-25-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By Prodigalson
If a PM doesn't work, let me know.

If a PM doesn't work, let me know.
Forum: Publishing 01-25-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,707
Posted By Prodigalson
...and of course the real artistry is in making...

...and of course the real artistry is in making the reader see "nigger" in their head without actually seeing it on the page...
Forum: Introductions 01-23-2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Prodigalson
I think they're used to using the servant's...

I think they're used to using the servant's entrance, Nick. You know, around -- you're right. Never mind.

Oh, and welcome back, Aof.
Forum: Publishing 01-23-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,707
Posted By Prodigalson
Around here it's reserved more for idiotically...

Around here it's reserved more for idiotically stupid people who also happen to have a vagina, or as an insult to those who don't.

We use more lovely words when referring to the actual thing.
...
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-19-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 652
Posted By Prodigalson
Some guy Tim knows. Alright, alright, I'll...

Some guy Tim knows.

Alright, alright, I'll find me an agent and see what they can do. Meanwhile I'll look into printers, and I'm thinking about seeing if the local weekly will publish some...
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-18-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 652
Posted By Prodigalson
I'm waiting...

I'm waiting...
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-16-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 652
Posted By Prodigalson
Well, here's where I'm at with it, Nick. I still...

Well, here's where I'm at with it, Nick. I still wasn't happy with it after the final proofreading, and IZA said something about it being fine as a collection of short recollections, but needing work...
Forum: Poetry 01-16-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 375
Posted By Prodigalson
I read something somewhere that said the number...

I read something somewhere that said the number of manufacturing jobs lost to China is a fraction of those lost to automation.

My main problem with Chinese goods is the incredible shoddiness of...
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-14-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 652
Posted By Prodigalson
I knew I shouldn't've let that thing simmer for a...

I knew I shouldn't've let that thing simmer for a year...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-14-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,167
Posted By Prodigalson
Myers, you would certainly be qualified to call...

Myers, you would certainly be qualified to call me on being a dick about this, having so much real-life experience yourself, but I think you're being a little too sensitive.

I mock no one with...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-14-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,167
Posted By Prodigalson
I suppose an agreement to have no more medical...

I suppose an agreement to have no more medical procedures (at least during their hitch) would do the trick.

As Connie says (and I brought up in an earlier post), their is a wide range of possible...
Forum: Poetry 01-11-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 375
Posted By Prodigalson
Funny how our lives can relate unrelated events...

Funny how our lives can relate unrelated events by stringing them together on the same tape.
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-11-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 521
Posted By Prodigalson
Lockette, you post on a piece by sdenyer, "Too...

Lockette, you post on a piece by sdenyer, "Too bland"?

My god, man -- what do you want?
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-11-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,167
Posted By Prodigalson
If I'd only had this advice many years ago, for...

If I'd only had this advice many years ago, for I've been a dick most of my life and, following this advice, I could've been content oh so long ago.

Many exes would have loved you, flyingtart.
Forum: Poetry 01-11-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Prodigalson
I've known chat-bot since long ago, when she was...

I've known chat-bot since long ago, when she was someone else.

If she's a bot, she's a good one.
Forum: Poetry 01-11-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Prodigalson
Black Lives Matter is all about a fair life....

Black Lives Matter is all about a fair life. Perhaps you could ask them.
Forum: Poetry 01-11-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Prodigalson
Reminds me somewhat of Nok.

Reminds me somewhat of Nok.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-11-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,902
Posted By Prodigalson
Heh,heh. As if women have no power over men.

Heh,heh. As if women have no power over men.
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