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Forum: Fiction Yesterday, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By chippedmonk
and i think bluewpc has been fair in his...

and i think bluewpc has been fair in his assessment. all that stuff above is an attempt to put my feelings while writing the piece in context.
Forum: Fiction Yesterday, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By chippedmonk
thanks for the comments guys. as bluewpc has...

thanks for the comments guys. as bluewpc has observed, i do feel very strongly about the issue of piling chinese debt, debt to a country that is unabashedly autocratic, one silences dissent by any...
Forum: Fiction 10-11-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By chippedmonk
Progress?

Early Sunday evening, Jamal was watching the horizon from his hotel room in Colombo. They were building a new ‘city’ with Chinese money, it was spread in front of him, a long tongue of reclaimed...
Forum: Fiction 07-21-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By chippedmonk
thanks a lot guys. really good comments. and i...

thanks a lot guys. really good comments. and i think i know what you mean brian. there's quite a bit of telling there, and not much oomph i guess. and daes, yes, the window is worth deeper...
Forum: Poetry 07-20-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By chippedmonk
i like the tone and rhythm of this piece....

i like the tone and rhythm of this piece. although the word 'fucking' in the second stanza seems a tad too aggressive.

also, the places you've mentioned aren't very interesting, in the sense that...
Forum: Fiction 07-18-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By chippedmonk
Wanderlust

In a corner of our small sitting room sits my old man, sweating, mumbling in his sleep. He wears only an Indonesian batik sarong, a memento from his time in the souvenir business. On his lap is my...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-13-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,772
Posted By chippedmonk
well, the test at 123 does put your spatial,...

well, the test at 123 does put your spatial, logical, linguistic and numerical faculties to work. i think it's fairly well-rounded in that sense, as these are the same areas that are covered in...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-13-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,772
Posted By chippedmonk
hi brian, this test's extreme values are set...

hi brian, this test's extreme values are set between 71 and 151. it's very surprising you scored 152. :D
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-11-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,772
Posted By chippedmonk
hi konan, there's a test on 123test.com ...

hi konan,

there's a test on 123test.com
https://www.123test.com/classical-intelligence-test/

i believe it's fairly accurate. it's not like the free stuff you get on the web where everybody...
Forum: Free Writing 07-10-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 679
Posted By chippedmonk
treesong

what manner of forest is this? are there no creatures here? not even the chirp of crickets this night. where have they gone? hark, the breadfruit tree speaks. o brawny one, bearer of meaty fruit,...
Forum: Free Writing 07-10-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,800
Posted By chippedmonk
god i used to love me some roald dahl. did you...

god i used to love me some roald dahl. did you read 'the visitor'? where uncle oswald has the best sex of his life but not with the person he intended to. haha that was a riot.
Forum: Free Writing 07-10-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By chippedmonk
is this about politics sp?

is this about politics sp?
Forum: Free Writing 07-10-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By chippedmonk
haha. not bad at all lingard. it is totally...

haha. not bad at all lingard. it is totally whimsical, and a fucking good ride.
Forum: Fiction 07-01-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,405
Posted By chippedmonk
i like this piece overall ian, some good...

i like this piece overall ian, some good descriptions, on a couple of occasions they get a bit too cold and clinical 'ie. stress hormones invaded her bloodstream', which detracts from its warmth....
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-25-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,350
Posted By chippedmonk
haha i didn't mean you and i, rather humankind....

haha i didn't mean you and i, rather humankind. or are you one of these moon landing sceptics? ;)
i love the earth too, love it to smithereens.
but i wouldn't mind a short trip to the moon, if...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-25-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,350
Posted By chippedmonk
because science works! it got us on the moon...

because science works!
it got us on the moon and lets me post my crap here.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-25-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,350
Posted By chippedmonk
i have faith in science nacia.

i have faith in science nacia.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-25-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,884
Posted By chippedmonk
i think the latter's the only hope left at this...

i think the latter's the only hope left at this point. we suffered a massive coral bleaching event a couple of years ago because of a rise in sea temperature. and that wasn't too long after the...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-22-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By chippedmonk
yeah you and me both nacia. why am i so...

yeah you and me both nacia.
why am i so chipper you ask? maybe because of all the sweet champagne i drank during my holiday. :D
in spite of everything though, i don't entirely hate it here;...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-22-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By chippedmonk
well. you could get flogged. and then a mandatory...

well. you could get flogged. and then a mandatory stint at rehab. that is if they find you intoxicated but without any alcohol on you. if they find a bottle or a can of beer maybe, you could get jail...
Forum: Fiction 06-22-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By chippedmonk
thanks brian. yes. that's a fair assessment of...

thanks brian. yes. that's a fair assessment of what i've done.
Forum: Fiction 06-21-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By chippedmonk
ah crap. thanks though jim for the read. does...

ah crap. thanks though jim for the read. does anyone else think this needs more back story to make it believable? i have to say people have been killed for much less where i'm from. hell, a prominent...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-21-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By chippedmonk
obviously the same doesn't hold for tourists...

obviously the same doesn't hold for tourists vacationing there and most tourists spend their time on resort islands; private islands really, the only people on them are staff and tourists. tourists...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-21-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By chippedmonk
because of our constitution which defines the...

because of our constitution which defines the maldivian state as a hundred per cent sunni muslim entity. its subjects are therefore necessarily muslim. ie if i were to declare myself christian, or...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-21-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By chippedmonk
the maldives. paradise for tourists, hell for...

the maldives. paradise for tourists, hell for natives.
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