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Old 10-17-2017, 01:56 AM
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repost from elsewhere, the goblin welcoming a "post and run" agian

"...welcome to writersbeat, well if you wish to be part of writersbeat that is..." smiled the goblin suspecting too that that blog method was all too egocentric to get readers wandering off form here to read you elsewhere instead, let alone when one is quite unknown to ones readers to begin with, to which the goblin just shrugged, repeating "...when you do any post on this forum those readers are probably going to read it if only because it's both easy to read in itself, and open to a reply too, so why not start your book, or your blog, or just about anything else for that matter, from within the post itself, pulling them towards your pen while they're already reading you now...", whereupon the goblin politely put up a cupped hand to his ear to no avail he imagined, while hoping too that xxxxx would not take this hard earned insight badly, yet the goblin had long learned by now that the more one was there for one's readers the more those readers around one would take note of one's efforts towards them, sighing "...much like what they say about hollywood, there's no elsewhere while here, so one reposts from elsewhere, yes indeed, but there is only ever this one "here and now" while here and all to a mindset that places one's readers no further away from oneself than at other end of one's post...", but that was just goblins for you, what with their sincere insincerity coupled with that wish to become that known unknown too, little wonder then why no one ever trusted them with their thoughts, asking "...so are you here or there then, is it going to be "you here now" or just your elsewhere still..."


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repost from elsewhere, chatting with anna

"...oh yes, they have their agenda for sure, so I guess we're going to have to get used to whatever those search engines steer us towards now, and from whatever they want to steer us away from too, where profit is not their only motive in the manipulation of search results as there is ever that need to "control the narrative" just as they have done to date...", where in the end the goblin felt that the powers that be would bring to the internet under the same level of control that they held the media in general under, relating "...a journalist who has an editor to be that journalist there can't be one really, likewise a publication that needs a publisher can't be any freer than that journalist is, and above all any broadcasting company that needs a broadcasting licence to operate under is either state owned or state ordained, so in this light of this observation we should use this relative freedom while it lasts to further our aims if any, but we shouldn't expect it to be allowed to remain unfettered indefinitely, nor expect them to not to thinking of how to "control the agenda" towards us, for they are as they have been..."



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repost from elsewhere, another welcome here

"...welcome to the forum with the right decorum..." went the goblin not quite sure what that actually meant though, only that it sounded like something befitting the occasion here, a welcome where indeed xxxxx was most welcome now, whereupon the goblin dipped his hand in his pocket and pulled out yet another "writersbeat fedility card", saying "...please take this card from me, it's not much but it's more or less the same idea as the supermarket, save that instead of points to it you get hits instead, as in those views to your posts, so let's say you do a post and it gets some hits, more posts gets more hits then, well depending upon your talent, where after a while your talent gets you some recognition, then a reputation, followed by a following ever, right on the point where it doesn't matter which thread nor which forum, readers just show up to see what you have just written regardless, alas more than this little card here I cannot offer you really, but perhaps it might help you understand my world of livewriting here...", and with that the goblin just snapped for the forum doors to be flung wide open to allow yet one more into its midst


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repost from elsewhere, another welcome in the introduction section here

"...welcome to writersbeats and to whomever might be upon it today too..." went the goblin not quite sure if he should mention that most probably meant those writertypes and pauperpoets again, restarting "...no they're not a bad lot really, it's just that they're not the kind of solution you seek while having a calamity, feeling suicidal, or just trying to fathom the future of america today, which is the same thing I might add...", and with that the goblin brushed his reservations aside and just held out his hand in a welcoming gesture, saying "...no I envy you your youth, but if it's ok with you I'd rather partake in some of that coffee there, and those imaginary biscuits too if I may, where all but everything here is imaginary anyway, yes it's just a virtual reality for as far as the eye can see, but then again what's another word for "virtual reality" if not "fiction" now, thus you and I are practitioners of fiction aren't we, and all you have to do my dear human is pull those readers towards your pen by way of those posts of yours, yes it's that simple even if simple is not always that easy, for the words are as if steps of the plot, they have to be both credible continuous and footsure...", to which the goblin then dunked the biscuit gently into his coffee before carefully lifting it to his lips in some pliant smile of expectation


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"...just that which cannot be avoided has to be endured I suppose..." ventured the goblin guessing that most folks thought trump could change the fundamentals somehow, or that trump was to blame then, at least they thought that trump mattered even, but what was really happening was not anything in america really, it was to do with its trade partners instead, it's creditors as it were, for they were moving away from the dollar without so much as saying so, where military action if anything would only hasten the pace too, and where the euro unbelievably was gaining credibility in spite of the monthly 60billion euro bondizations meant ostentatiously to stimulate business but in practice was actually meant to stop precisely this type of "alternative to the dollar" from arising, so the goblin just laughed saying "...little wonder then why the head of the ECB mario draghi wants to make it 100billion a month now...", so the currency of trade would become that lone currency that didn't devalue itself from within, and as of yet, and as it stood too, there were no candidates to fit the bill here, sighing "...it must be awful to be a journalist who knows in his heart the simple truths he can't report with his pen...", where this age will be remembered if at all not by its benign politics today but by its gradual shift in trading methods and payments, "...ah yes, what cannot be avoided has to be endured, we know for sure, but what choice do we have really..." repeated the goblin from the line he had started out from


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repost from elsewhere, the "nazi IQ" thread on a troll's forum

"...ah no, the nazis despised intellectuals though they themselves were anything but stupid, where probably their downfall was that they were repeatedly over confident as to both their own "might is right" credence, holding those around them as beings inferior lacking conviction, and to that growing expectation of appeasement by those whom they confronted, so it is this overconfidence then, rather than any stupidity on their part, that actually doomed them in the end..." mentioned the goblin who remembered hitler writing in his book intellectuals are like chickens who run around with no heads, so the goblin restarted "...no let's be honest here, wasn't it the victors of the first world war who created the very debt climate that brought hitler into power, and if that debt, the one that broke germany's financial system back in those days, reminds one of the debt that is placed upon the citizens of "the west" to support this banking structure alone today, then I dare say that the same scenario will ensue regardless of whichever ideology is behind it now..."


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"If I may pose a question, my ever so gracious host Flea, why do all your posts in other threads seem to be guarded by a pair of Parenthesis?" Lockette asked, seeing no visible explanation. BUt this didn't mean anything. He frequently missed the meaning behind things.
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Originally Posted by Lockette View Post
"If I may pose a question, my ever so gracious host Flea, why do all your posts in other threads seem to be guarded by a pair of Parenthesis?" Lockette asked, seeing no visible explanation. BUt this didn't mean anything. He frequently missed the meaning behind things.

"...good question, it's part of a larger idea here.." went the goblin thinking about it now, then mustering up a reply of sorts, explaining "...well, a contorted grammar usage kind of hides the person behind it, moreover, most painters have studied those painting rules at length but they've then needed to break out of those rules to stand out, just that "if you write like everyone else than like everyone is how it becomes" idea then, also anyone can copy my posts reposting them wherever they wish to, where my anonymity should stop me from caring even...", the goblin was lying though because being reposted flattered his ego no end, like being read did too, not that that meant anything when one was anonymous though, then adding "...but if they leave the layout as it is in its reposting then most folks will note its author straight off...", but on a more practical note the goblin put the dialogue in ellipses, and anything he felt needed underlining, "the points" as such, in parenthesis if only because once the reader knew what the trick was about then it was easier to read, smiling "...btw if the reader can tell the author by the way it's written, then the persona is solid behind the work, for example you've seen Grace's posts, that unmistakable fluidity of pen there, those images she conjures up too, so today she's like "the fool" in the tarot pack with all forumland like at her feet, I mean "it's one life once", so Lockette would you care to walk with us like this, naah, there is no right way to write in life, there is only your way to write really, guess that's what this journey to self is all about then..."


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Originally Posted by fleamailman View Post
"...good question, it's part of a larger idea here.." went the goblin thinking about it now, then mustering up a reply of sorts, explaining "...well, a contorted grammar usage kind of hides the person behind it, moreover, most painters have studied those painting rules at length but they've then needed to break out of those rules to stand out, just that "if you write like everyone else than like everyone is what it becomes" idea then, also anyone can copy my posts reposting them wherever they wish to, where my anonymity should stop me from caring even...", the goblin was lying though because being reposted flattered his ego no end, like being read did too, not that that meant anything when one was anonymous though, then adding "...but if they leave the layout as it is in the repost then most folks will note its author straight off...", but on a more practical note the goblin put the dialogue in ellipses, and anything he felt needed underlining, "the points" as such, in parenthesis if only because once the reader knew what the trick was about then it was easier to read, smiling "...btw if the reader can tell the author by the way it's written, then the persona is solid behind the work, for example you've seen Grace's posts, that unmistakable fluidity of pen there, those images she conjures up too, so today she's like "the fool" in the tarot pack with all forumland like at her feet, I mean "it's one life once", so Lockette would you care to walk with us like this, naah, there is no right way to write in life, there is only your way to write really, guess that that is what this journey to self is all about..."

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" Ahh, I see now," Lockette smiled, his tightly drawn face contorting into something that resembled happiness, if ever so slightly. "It's a means to an end, where such an end would be recognition. One could read your posts, and immediately know from the first sentence that it was of your creation." Lockette paraphrased, adding " If I may say so, your posts are the most recognizable of any I've seen in forumland as of late. Quite an accomplishment, one deserves a medal, I think."

"...it's just what I'm up against I suppose..." repeated the goblin, years at it by now, continuing "...in that most folks think that they'll write something first and then set out to find those readers afterwards, and yet forumland here doesn't work like that, no instead it's all about one's persona here and maintaining that benchmark therein, you're on stage now, the audience is already reading you...", the goblin reached over to his coffee to think over the next bit, while the day outside was a windy overcast of indifference poised between rain or sunshine, the goblin seated below in the bistro felt this could go either way then, so he restarted "...odd isn't it, I mean a livewriter is only ever a few posts away from his own oblivion, meaning they don't even remember yesterday's posts, all giving this a context of "live" now, moreover one can't make the post too long or else they'll give it a miss on normal forums, no they simply want "short interactive content"...", where alas writers forums differed in that respect placing writertypes at a distinct disadvantage whenever they wished to converse with normal folks probably because they added paragraphs making the post look far too long, the goblin restarted, concluding "...it's fun when there are no rules per se, but the hitcount to one's posts is ever one's readability, whereas a persona of something is just easier for them to remember than some username is, and the rest is just how you wish to paint your posts I guess, so let your hitcount be your guide, readers follow livewriters or they aren't livewriters, you'll see..."


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repost from elsewhere, the troll's forum

Isn't posting here like journaling?
"...well only if one keeps a record of what one posts I guess..." ventured the goblin suspecting that few here saw their own posts as a journal per se, then adding "...otherwise those years will simply pass with nothing to show for all one's time upon this forumland here...", and then the goblin corrected himself slightly, saying "..well yes, nothing to show to others perhaps, but on the other hand one can always form one's opinion through conversing with others around one, so there is that then, where a lot just depends upon which topics that one chooses to post about, with whom one wishes to post with too, and above all what one wants to from one's posts in one's anonymity...", in fact, the goblin often read through the posts seeing if he could relate to something, relating "...no, it's better to have someone's "wrong opinion" than have to put up with everyone else's "no opinion at all", got to selfish lest it becomes selfless...", and with that the goblin just moved onto the next thread, where didn't matter really, everywhere was just forumland to him


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repost from elsewhere, another welcome then

"...well, me I'm an outstanding example of "how not to write" really..." remarked the goblin never one to miss a welcome though, then adding "...no, the trouble with writing is that most folks know what they want to read next without knowing that they won't enjoy reading it when they do read it because it's just as they had expected, meaning that you as some imaginative writer here will have to come up with that which they didn't know that they wanted to read, and surprise them by it, yes but I digress somewhat...", whereupon the goblin just tapped the red welcoming carpet with his toe turning it momentarily as green as a traffic light, ever so wondrously green he felt, observing "...naah, never could understand why you humans like red carpets so much, mind you I never could understand why anyone would read my posts neither, so no you haven't read this far now have you, good because this forum does have writing standards to maintain, or at least I'm told they do..."and with that the goblin was off to hit the "new post" button again since the forum was on the up and ups he felt


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"...you always say the nicest of things..." went the goblin liking the link too, then adding "...ok, so I watched the al jazeera news last night, where they were telling us about a new exhibition about to open in paris upon napoleon bonaparte, which was good to know I guess because napoleon for all his faults was an amazing dictator full of reforms to the army first and then to many aspects of our lives today, and who stood alone against europe, but then the camera flashed over the french president macron with him larger than life walking assuredly up the red carpet with the reportage then liking him to bonaparte while explaining how this guy was going to lead france from here on in, where the plebs obviously weren't supposed to recall the achievements of the napoleon and compare them to macron who has no background worth relating whatsoever, nor catch the irony of it all, that out of all possible french political candidates none were more pro EU and less pro france than this guy was, whereupon the goblin remarked "...sometimes something is even more laughable when it's said with a straight face, where who doubts that macron enjoyed being likened to napoleon there yet I wonder if napoleon liked being likened to macron now...", where the other announcer in the back of the goblin's mind just goes "...your straight face has well and truly been appreciated humans..."


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"...welcome to the eurovision song contest..." went the announcer in some throwback to the pre iron-curtain age where solidarity had been sought between east and west europe at the time, in fact the goblin's heart sank both at the prospect of which european country would offer which contestant to represent their country by, and that other fact too that his curiosity had got the better of his senses again, oh yes, he knew that something this bad just had to be watched, so the announcer continued in spanish here while the goblin listened in translating in his mind as best he could, it continued "...yes folk it's the big night, the night you've all been waiting for perhaps, and now thanks to this internet here, we're changing from a pan european audience of before to this a worldwide audience of today, isn't that just wonderful then, but there might be those like our cousins across that pond there, or those on the other side of the world too, who have just never heard of our eurovision song contest, nor watched our contest neither, so just for them then, allow me to recite the rules once more...", in fact, the goblin's spanish wasn't really that good as he then did a voice over instead, saying "...all very simple humans, you just have to imagine those currencies used in trade today, and that your goal here is devalue your currency in step with the other currencies but too little thus upsetting the americans who wish to keep their dollar as the reserve currency still, even after their massive quantitative easing and reverse repo that is, no you don't wish to win the "reserve currency contest" here because then you'll become the next host country of "hand picked democracy" while not devaluing your currency too far neither lest you become a basket case economy for your pains, in other words you have to show your solidarity by taking part in the contest while not drawing undue attention to yourself by actually winning it...", which was the moment the goblin felt he had grasped the gist of both contests now



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"...well now, the posts themselves aren't a bad place to start your writings within, I mean the forum does seem to be on the ups, plus you're surrounded by readers who indeed might not see themselves as such, no matter if they get to know you though, so no need to seek them elsewhere since they will come to you depending...", though looking back at it now the goblin felt that those remembered today had something that didn't just apply to writers he guessed, no what made them remembered were that they tended to be both talented and tenacious, not the one without the other, and then the goblin wondered if xxxxx was game at this point, or um...., still reading perhaps, or just whatever then, he continued anyway, repeating "...so what I would suggest would be to use the "write here" section for your set writings while attracting yet more readers still by the use of your fluidity of pen in those other posts you do, letting your posts become your ambassadors to both your persona and your works, but without making it look all too obvious and cheap...", not that the goblin himself cared to write anything much, no he just liked the company of writertypes on this their forums, explaining "...few people will begrudge reading a post like this one, even if it is written all wrongly now, ah but many posters won't read long set pieces without first knowing who the author behind that work is...", and with that the goblin hailed for the forum doors to flung wide open to allow yet one more poster into its midst, before turning back to xxxxx remarking "...chat with me some time, us goblins aren't as bad as our reputation might have us out to be..."



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‘how are you?’ anna whispered tentatively, she always wondered and was always interested to hear but harsh conditioning had taught her - never to ask! - a sort of understanding garnered when young then, that common goal for the greater good. ‘My parents were war children through and through and my grandparents operatives through and through both wars then - simply wasn’t done to ask or kiss and tell, ‘talk costs lives!’ and really when you look back at the pictures of them they were all starving, a gradual death then like a frog in a pan of slowly heating water.



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("...well this as I wrote in our other place then..." replied the goblin liking the post with its picture, thanking anna now)

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the goblin looked on, the old man coughed his last into his mouth once more before swallowing it discreetly, so between his cough and his wheeze, the goblin knew that no it was nothing in itself, and that the old man was on the mends today, but even so, and what with the shortness of breath too, it all reminded the goblin of someone with TB and that living of the edge of life as a mere shadow of oneself, sighing "...naah you can keep your growing old humans, for I'm never going to be real here, not like him then, instead I'm going to remain an ageless anonymity, and why not too, I mean if all this is just an unprovable virtual reality between us then by that context alone why not me as virtual now...", autumn's colours were all around him as he spoke while the goblin admired its rustic beauty yet behind its beauty its death was ongoing as a foregone conclusion, just dying back, to which the goblin remarked "...so perhaps autumn is to "death" what winter is to "buried", where soon enough yet another year will be "dead and buried" in what has seemed a long line of years to date...", the old man just coughed up and swallowed down once more while the goblin himself pretended not to notice for such was just the world of adults he imagined, and thus this polite pretence continued in its autumn


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"...depends of the coffee I suppose..." ventured the goblin who rarely wrote without one now, then adding "...I mean like most folks here I too just go through my day doing the biddings of dailylife, then either the muse drags me into one of her plots again, or it's just another ghost who no doubt wants some score settled from way back now, where I oblige of course since the barebones of a post doesn't take me long to sketch out, yet to then paint that post into something more like "me to my pen" takes me many reposts indeed, where posting is akin to painting, up it goes and then I look it over thinking it needs changing still, causing me to then paint over what I've just written...", in fact the underlying picture that the goblin added below the text simply marked the fact to him that his post was painted, smiling "...just a livewriter or a fool depending, either way then this anonymity becomes my selfish sincerity towards my craft, or to my madness, yet what choice have I but to paint on in posts in a life that is not twice now, "I think therefore I am" might be enough for philosophers, but with me it's I post to know who I am really..."


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"...found it..." went the goblin who had been reminded of a song he had heard in this childhood while on this topic of love then, which together with the beatles "hey jude" must have been the two tracks he had played to death on a small portable record player in his bedroom, though the month, perhaps months even, is a blur now, just that london has four months of winter followed by six months of indecision on its part, same track for sure but it didn't sound like it did back then, so the goblin listened in and recalled it's bitter sweetness, and then snapping out of it he closed the tab abruptly, saying "...just pay respects and walk away, for it's nothing like today, moreover my parents are long dead, the old house is sold on, even the country is left there too, ah no, nothing there for me now, so I repeat what I said before that in wintertime "love" is all about letting go lest one becomes like a ghost haunting one's past for something that won't ever return, naah I'm not a ghost like that, well not yet anyway, but the temptation to cling back becoming like that ghost is ever there within me still, so instead I render unto dailylife its met price of conformity, while taking from this internet here that form that most suits my nature now..."

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repost from elsewhere, the "symbolism" thread

"...naah, none of us here are any better than you there, nor do we have any more life than anyone else neither, instead if we write at all we're just faced with a simple choice I suppose, that of either finding out who we are inside by what comes out, or compromising then to those externals there for the sake of mere trinkets of the moneygod or for mere trapping of society, oh yes that "fame and fortune" as you humans so nicely put it, sounds more like "vain and cheap" if you ask me though..." voiced the goblin looking up a xxxxx first to see if his eye were not met with frown of contempt for not being able to write eloquently like most others here did, and then looking down to his hands to continue, he restarted "...can't say that I ever use symbolism myself, yet this slot I post upon is ever hungry, plus that muse keeps dragging me into her plots too, oh and then there's death who reminds me not to dillydally now, moreover I dare say that yet more ghosts show up tonight to have me go all over my past again if I so let them, but if only this was just symbolism to me here for then I wouldn't have to put with any of this really...", while outside his apartment the winter's moon was as a white flower in the hazy night's sky that seemed to have followed him home from work in the cold, whereupon the goblin perked up a bit and asked "...care to walk outside with me a while, because I'm not such bad company considering, considering what though I don't know, but anyway isn't it just nice to consider things on a night like this here..."


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anna sat quietly looking out of the window as she pondered John Constantine. He was fortunate to be in a position to be able to form an opinion and anna had no desire to inflict corporal punishment on him for the holding of it, neither by the ‘shoot’ of him nor by the ‘crucify’ of him either. Indeed she felt it her personal responsibility to recognise his difference of opinion and unique life experience and do her best to understand it through the formation of her own thinking. But was that desire to understand and tolerate his point of view brought about by her nature or by her nurture then, she wondered. ‘What actually did the mother say, not what might she say!’ Flea busied himself regardless but he always listened. ‘I mean, isn’t that how you garner self responsibility in others by the giving of that - heard not herded!’ She fought on to better understand, ‘we’re only human after all!’ anna called as she sprinted off through the autumn leaves humming.


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the goblin returned, thanked anna for being anna again, and then went "...ok humans, as you probably seen in the news by now, your president mugabe has now arrested some american female in his country for actually calling him a goblin, where I feel that he is right, and of course they should lock her up now and throw away the key too, why, because I don't know any goblin myself who could sit idly by while being associated with someone like that president mugabe there, so please don't do it again, I mean being called trolls by you humans is bad enough, where admittedly we do belong to the troll family though, well just like you belong to the ape family now, ah but do we goblins ever go around calling you big apes here, you big apes...", and with that the goblin felt that his rant was off his chest


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"...perhaps it's the challenge of becoming that which I am while here I suppose..." related the goblin in all honesty, adding "...I mean if you don't believe in what you write while writing it then do you really think that your readers will believe in it any more than you do...", the old man typed on, ignoring the goblin for a moment as halloween had been that chance to say "what must be said" to the dead, all summed up in those simple words of "I miss you so", but the goblin in reading the old man's thoughts intervened with the words "...couldn't we just have one halloween where you're not thinking back like that..." their eyes met, then in guilt the old man's eye gaze hit the floor, and of course the goblin hadn't meant it like that even if it was like that between them, relating "...remember the plot is a creature one tries to capture for those readers there simply by outlining its footprints for them, yet the real challenge for us is not falling too far behind the plot itself, nor going too far ahead of those who are following us neither, thus a steady pace of following the plot while guiding those readers along is called for, either way old man it's either "this online here" or just "your dailylife again", so wish that past of yours well once more, and now let's get on with our show while there still is one..." in fact, the old man never spoke nor knew what to make of the goblin really, perhaps their relationship had always been like that


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"...well my friends..." the goblin restarted liking the company he was with now, then continuing "...it's all just symbolism anyway isn't it, why so, because nothing and no one is actually here, where all that is here are just words upon your screen, yet what do all these words do here, well they represent meanings, creating worlds and personas by way of what is written...", the day was fast taking over now, the winter's sun with its deception of warmth changed little towards the temperature though, it burst in as it were all to no avail, meanwhile the goblin just went "...close your eyes now then try to recall those usernames you've come across to date here on this forum, for example how many posters then, their posts, etc., also try to recall their personas and how you imagine them to be behind that persona there, ah yes, so very difficult isn't it, a blur at best, but now may I ask if you can possibly forget having conversed with a goblin like this, for try as you may I suspect that it's too late for you, and that the memory of me is just lodged there in your memory, too easy by half, well you may open you're eyes again...", ah but didn't everybody just know that goblins were not to be trusted even upon a fine day like this, the goblin smiled on, saying "...you're here now, so here is where we'll build up our replyships together or drown in the attempt, where few will begrudge us the length of a little post like this, yet each post you do will decide whether they'll follow you on from here now, so welcome to this world of livewriting...", where a livewriter, well if the goblin could possibly be considered as one by now, was only ever a few posts away form his own oblivion in a sea of other readership elsewhere


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anna thought about this imaginary space that channeled her words to be heard, a wonderful pocket full of nourishment where she didn’t have to worry about tomorrow’s shelter or warmth or food on the table or other peoples casual assumptions then. Yes, this was a place that existed in her middle and she chose to share it with flea. It was kind. It had no tomorrow, no yesterday only the moment and infinite words for the crafting. ‘Words give expression to the conscious being if somebody somewhere is prepared to observe it, flea’ anna exclaimed before continuing ‘be it the woman trapped in a man’s body, the child questioning its categorization on a gender scale, the homeless mother on a chaotic life slope or the wader through addiction recovery.’ And with that anna sped off and disappeared back into daily life leaving this little white box and a flashing cursor as her means to be visible, to live out loud and exist for real then.


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So. Late Sunday evening then, as Grace padded in wearing sweats, thermal socks and a beanie hat. The temperature had plummeted to -2 degrees with every bush and branch outside glistening with the first winter hoar. A full moon hung low, gleaming like a new wheel hub as the feline members of the household streaked past her screaming indignation at their stinging paws; weaving a plaited path along the corridor like heat-seeking missiles heading for the hearth. Grace heaved the back door shut against winter's icy shoulder and followed them, clicking off lights as she went. A fesh cup of coffee steamed on the desk as she slumped into her chair - tired from three consecutive nights of standing out in the cold watching fireworks. But now both Halloween and Guy Fawkes were boxes ticked and celebrated on the seasonal calendar, which meant the days would now speed her towards Christmas. Grace sipped her coffee and got comfortable - ready to indulge in those magical late hours when she was no more than herself then. No more than a girl with a pen.

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("...great posts by the way..." went the goblin happy for the company)

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"...well now, who can't say that our journey to self isn't coming along here..." smiled the goblin seated in that other bistro looking out over a whirlwinds of leaves to the first snow of the mountain tops, yes the wind had brought winter on its back as it ripped through the street-side trees pulling off whatever it could on the way, statuelike the goblin put his hands on his knees and sifted though thoughts in his mind, not least of which was the recent news of a serial killer who had joined an online suicide club to find willing victims, only to be arrested some eight deaths later, sighing "...well that's the trouble with writing isn't it, for one projects oneself into situations outside oneself, only to have the plot take over becoming a shared life within one with no "off" switch for sure, where readers move on eventually, but not me though, me I'm stuck with the result of what I wished for here, an all too fertile imagination...", "...ah but isn't that what they wanted all along my little goblin..." went the muse's voice in her defense, adding "...moreover, you're the one who wanted a plot to take you out of yourself, where I only obliged in my way....", the goblin looked out across the street for some conclusion that wasn't forthcoming, just a shared life with a muse was ever this involved sometimes intense madness as it were, no dailylife didn't come close really, the madness just had it all


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I mean, if that's a serious question then...yes? Or more probably I misinterpreted what you said and made a dumb.
"...no, I'm on the level, and would be only too happy to converse with you now..." replied the goblin enjoying his walk as it were, the moon probably thought them both lunatics though, whereupon the goblin cupped the moon in his hand obligingly, and then added "...yet I imagine that you and I see things quite differently here, here being both the world one creates online, and the persona one chooses while in this world now, mine is as you see it then, yet most writers slip through the memory of their readers because they're foolishly keep trying to bring their readers to their works written elsewhere just like so many door to door salesmen would, perhaps their fate is so well deserved for having little or no persona to go by, I mean would you buy a book by someone you hadn't gotten used to, I wouldn't, moreover what is the point of the plot if they can't remember you by it....", the goblin let go the moon a moment, smiled and then turned back to xxxx relating "...your posts are your ambassadors, your persona is who you are here too, and your readers surround you as we speak, would I be wrong in these assumptions...", the moon wanted to be held again, while the goblin smiled hoping he wasn't being too forward in his friendliness here


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