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repost from elsewhere, new, another landing

This thread may be a little out there, but I like it. Surreal text, surreal pics, a welcome alternative to turgid internet arguing...
"...well one does what one can I suppose within the limited time remaining..." replied the goblin, explaining "...so I feed to read, simply no one has enough time to read at length it seems, still less to write at length either, hence this compromise of offering a little space where the writer can write a post that the reader can read, and then where the reader can write back swapping their positions so to speak...", it was as if this forumland itself had proclaimed "the readership is dead humans, long live our replyship now" with the goblin at its helm but never in command of the ship


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"Smelly people are allowed in my world, Jats" says Loz, munching on some morning mango. "But I warn you ... If you smell like a fire place you'd have my nose pressed to your shirt all day as I sniff embarassingly loudly; and if your feet smell, all and any shoes and socks would be dropped in the bin without permission." Mangoe finished, Loz pops some toast in the toaster. "Oh and then there's the terrible attention span, and when I do decide to socialise, its either to shoot zombies or role around pretending to be a lion stuck in sinking sand," Loz adds, thinking how much she likes the little world Fleaman created here, where she's partially sane amongst mad goblins and sneaky chameleons. The toast pops and Loz hunts down the butter, her attention wandering to the saying, "they asked for it." Do people ask for trouble? Does Loz, she wonders, thinking to all the times trouble seemed to follow her. She thinks to the time she worked in a bar, when a client attacked three men after she served them a beer. Apparently the smile she had given meant she'd only serve him. Or the time she went to the skate park, late after a shift, and saw a shadow flicker in the carpark. "You're paranoid," she told herself, when a moment later a man rushed at her, dressed in a balaclava -- as she zoomed away, she'd never been so happy to have wheels attached to her feet. Or the time, as a kid, her and her friend had been swimming in the sea and were changing under their towels when an old man approached. "You don't have to be shy," he said, video camera in hand. He left them, eventually, but Loz still remembers looking up the hill, towel wrapped tight around her, and seeing him stood there, at the top of the road, camera pointing down; even too young to understand what he was, she knew something frightened her. And as Loz gets bored of telling her own story, she bites down on toast and can't help but wonder if she gives out a vibe of prey to the predators. If so can she stop it -- can she become a cat to the mouse, or will there just be another dog waiting around the corner?

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"...I've not had that much, that feeling of being preyed upon..." comments Jats back now from taking a few little trees down, more of a favour really to a client's mum and just in time to see the men's cycling team bomb out in the road race after storming the tour de France "...opening ceremony was ok wasn't it, bit boring yet they all are, though perhaps once, back in Austria when I had long hair and I thought a man with a beard and woolly hat at the bar had mistaken me for a girl where my possible misconception was probably just as well, as we were an unruly rabble, under age drinking and all, no I cant say I have much experience of such demons, but I can change my skin and empathise, it's one of the better qualities of humans that I like to mimic..." as Jats is drawn back to the Lympics, but then flicks the channel seeing football is on, the afternoon planned now then hoping to spot some sneaky cheap picks for the fantasy football team, and the washing up, maybe "...it makes all the difference that, I find, in most applications..." sniffs Jats inspecting his boots that are giving off a slight whiff of dog shit "...though true we might not be sane, or to be trusted, but we will be right behind you, all the way now..."

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repost from elsewhere, a new landing on the hip forum

and with that the goblin returned, he first read through the other comments and then added his own by saying "...well I'm not hip, it's more like I'm anonymous, for would I have to be hip for you to befriend me here, and what lies would you need towards that end now, so no instead I am just so many unprovable words upon your screen, a persona if you like, an alter ego even, but definite me by my post...", outside the now breaking day just told the goblin to ready himself, today's occasion called for a white shirt with a black tie, where the long estranged family would be once more gathered around the lynch pin that had held them there to date, no, something more like a truce between them than a cremation service, and somewhere amongst those pleasantries and best behaviours too, a lone goblin would be people watching his relatives for pointless clues as to what their thinking, but somehow understanding that they were either thinking "what's in it for me" or "how many more times this meeting under truce", the goblin had killed his past many times, but these events always washed up past events upon the shores of his mind


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...be careful Flea, it's a trap...repost from elsewhere...

"...no medals yet, golden score in the Judo at the moment, a chance for a bronze medal, yes were bubbling under...oh no he's lost, wimp, we're sitting nicely in the women's road race though, the canoe slalom, horsey stuff, tennis, coming up, a smorgersboard of events from which to pinch a medal and cheer before China and Yoo Ess Ay get on your tits with a stash that puts yours into perspective..." Jats commentates envying some of the drugs they have been taking while shuffling to the kitchen to put the kettle on and attempt the washing up then adds "...surprised none of you mentioned the athlete who got kicked out for a Tweet, and the travesty of it..." wonders Jats falling back onto the sofa oohing and aahing at the bike crash where the US girl is out

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("...I'm in britain now, please someone tell me how one can be excited about anything, let alone winning gold medals where there's no continental coffee..." mentioned the goblin whose morning in the devon village, had him feeling just like hercule poirot pointing out to hastings that the true cause of death was caused by utter despair)

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"...done that been there now what..." replied the goblin, adding "...and besides, death invariably turns one in to a mummy, one of those same mummies who seem to gather on women's interest forums whom I meet often enough, yes the ones that have all the aspects of being normal until one inadvertently mentions words like shoes shopping washing-powders and babies...", where instinctively the goblin looked over his shoulder to check if he could get away with it, knowing just how potent those words could be


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"...and here you go again, in one of the most beautiful places in England that many of us flock to each year to find you lamenting the lack of caffeine when you are surrounded by cream teas, and, have been blessed with the summer rain too to greet you back for this last time round, where there's the difference to be excited about now, knowing you won't be back then..." laughs the chameleon at the goblins predicament with one eye on the women's Judo "...the last memory of the place to taste that will never surpass any golden ones gone of course, though still an opportunity to savour, especially knowing it's the last..." suggests the chameleon, mischievously, thinking back to a few occaisons where the opportunity was taken to say 'I hate you fucking all', though not at a funeral of course

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...I'll keep you updated, from elsewhere...

so when are the british going to get on the board :hsughrofl:
"...we are on the board, silver and bronze, against the freaks and obvious drug cheats..." replies Jats indignantly still thinking perversely it would be quite fun to watch if the competitors were allowed to take as many drugs as they liked, go for it, breed them even, while cheering here as a German horse goes sprawling in the preposterous three day event where all our posh kids take part "...swimming and horsey stuff today, a few medals up for grabs, you'll see..." sums up Jats having taken the day off in the rain cheering our girl on now, where at least there is something on the tv during the day for a change then, to inspire a nation, again

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("...too many gold medals will turn the natives restless..." warned the goblin, adding "...besides, the brits are much more british when they're being stoic about their lot than when they're actually happy...")

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Yeah, because writers, it's well known, never read much. Separate breeds. It's also well known that a large percentage of the people reading Writing Forums at any given time are readers who have no desire whatsoever to write.
"...how I love this forumland..." went the goblin, saluting xxxxx again, saying "...well, it's a good thing that none of us are normal now, otherwise we'd have a lot of explaining to do, yet joking apart as an anonymous livewriter, I am not so much interested in building up a readership so much as I'm trying to build up a replyship instead, because those readers who don't reply short change me where they might as well be sheep for all they mattered...", so the goblin's posts were like tapping along the path in front of him with a white pen each time where this livewriting were those taps and actual proof that he read the replies, saying "...so no, agreed, I'll probably never have time to read their books though I'll read anything that's posted in my path directly..."


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why didnt you just choose Goblin as your username?
"...a livewriter uses a persona to be remembered and a unique username to be found..." replied the goblin, suspecting that what he had said sounded very bombastic indeed, yet in light of the transience of forumland one's being known, and one's being found too, were two things crucial to one's own survival here, whereupon the goblin just said "... perhaps all this is just a journey to self across forumland in posts, I'll explain it further if you like or perhaps you see it differently already..."


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Originally Posted by fleamailman View Post
("...too many gold medals will turn the natives restless..." warned the goblin, adding "...besides, the brits are much more british when they're being stoic about their lot than when they're actually happy...")
"...I'm sick of being stoic..." grumbles Jats looking out at the damp day with disgust again as another day of doing nothing looms as a result, other than the form getting urgent now in the dusty inbox and so the tv flicks on in the corner of the little cottage by the canal to accompany the complaining and rhetoric "...we are not stoic anyway, it's a myth when it comes down to it, take the heroic plucky recipients of the blitz where crime soared through the war period, no we are just a bunch of bastards and thieves, where we might well be watching the games now knowing that plenty will be on the make, but expectations have been raised here, haven't you felt it during your visit, where the crowds are on the streets, despite the weather, asking where are our medals then, or is this all just a dream..." wonders Jats seeing the posh girls on horses fail at the first now and so hopes the plucky hockey sticks girls can break the familiar pattern of frustration

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@Dela Eden: That house is beautiful. Did you enhance the picture with saturation? Really lovely.
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"...I remember the first time I picked up a guitar, oh how I wanted to play, to be like my heroes, Page & Hendrix, with eyes bright I caressed it, and my one true love was born, my fingers strummed, the sound seduced me, then I tried some more, a cacophony of sound followed as my fingers seemed useless, never having this utter feeling of dis-coordination in all my life, sheer frustration, and the misery of practices followed, no matter how I tried, I seemed doomed to fail. 'Give up, you can't play' my sisters cried with venomous derision, or patronised their deluded brother, which naturally only spurred me on, banished to my room, and then after finding my feet a little I joined a band only to feel humiliated again at my inadequacy compared to others who could really play, and so I sold it, my first guitar, practically gave it away... " oh how Jats wishes he had it now "... then many years later the passion that burned returned, and this time I was determined, buying the beauty I still have now, and though my fingers bled raw at times, I eventually wiped those mocking smiles from their faces as my sisters stood amongst the crowd and exclaimed proudly 'that's my brother on the stage there!' so, practice, practice, practice, copy, mimic, steal, take all that you can, and then practice again, I say, or just stick to guitar hero and the put down then..." reposts Jats defiantly, with a new picture, a few tweaks and a smile of course, before ambling off with a shrug as there's always a new place to play in forumland then, but there's only one Jats now


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repost from elsewhere, new, a culmination of a previous post here

"No banning here," replied the administrator. So this thread will be never ending then.
"...better not tell the troll forum that xxxxx..." replied the goblin, adding "...actually I'm in britain now, oh dear lord please tell me how one can ever be excited about anything, let alone winning gold medals where there's no continental coffee...", in fact the goblin, whose morning in this picturesque devon village, had him feeling just like hercule poirot pointing out to hastings that the true cause of the goblin's death was caused by complete and utter despair at this one failing, all something reminiscent of those villages one had to conquer in that old dungeon keeper game, a hidden anger then, so, what with the cremation service this afternoon, this old house together with this village too, much like those villages in that game then, are laid waste to fate and a fading memory of them

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"...and why not, remember, one is only here a short time before one arrives at self, might as well get the most from one's posts while one still can then, rather than compromising to the same old whatever in that same old whatever manner, so your posts get better with the practice of posting even if it's all fiction with nothing and no one actually here, yet whatever this fictional forumland does to one inside is what one will get out of it and what one will take to one's grave too, so this show continues like a dance on the deck of the ship of fools perhaps, but I'm not idly dancing amongst you now, ah no not I, not ever..." mentioned the goblin wondering how the others saw their posting or even if they saw their posting at all


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"...ah now, those lines soon told me that you're a writer then...", went the goblin quite sincerely here, adding "...truth is that most literature is actually narrated and yet, apart from that narrow perimeter of those roleplaying threads, most posters repeatedly write in some all too dunce standard monotone, which is ok for most posters then, but a big pity when it comes to those writers who should be able to do some of the most fluid posts on forumland, no not offering extracts of their books elsewhere but actually writing in whatever they post, where each post could be an taste of themselves or as their books then...”, in fact as crazy as it may sound now, the goblin was on the writer's side here, he actually wanted them to be known by their posts too, for he could then fed on what they wrote, “...ah now, nothing like anonymous recognition is there goblin..." went the slot's voice, adding "...livewriters are known by their posts alone, where forumland is their domain now, but their anguish is obvious too, for why's it always those elsewheres that are considered actual writing, so feed me goblin, forget them, forumland is actually here and not some second fiddle for books..."


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"...well xxxxx, all that is ever mine on this internet is now yours, between you all that is, for the taking..." replied the goblin, adding "...where if I ever become known by my posts now, even as this unknown then, you'll be part of this record too, but what's odd isn't the confidence I hold in myself, so much as the total lack of confidence that most others have towards their own posts, their indifference to their persona too, and the stunted result that seemed to stem from it...", simply, the goblin was a livewriter, where the livewriters hewed their better posts into something that was more themselves to their pens for no reason perhaps, saying "...never there's never any start line on forumland, only a sudden realization that one's posts just form so many strange footprints upon the snow of a creature that one doesn't see in dailylife, one's alter ego perhaps, just who one is beyond one's dailylife then..."


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It's wonderful, instead of being taken at face value. An idea is created to answer for what appears, and while it's easier to speak simply. One hides behind a poetic nature in attempts to reveal the meme, why not simply ask for the purposed intent?
enjoying the post, the goblin turned to xxxxx's question, explaining "...well the trick is to store one's posts each time, that's all I guess, so one turns this transient nature of forumland into something more meaningful and reflective of oneself, where perhaps too, if one does store one's posts somewhere, an outline of who one is can be glimpsed through those posts then...", in fact, the goblin had noted the way many an author had used narration and illustration to bring their works alive, and had simply felt that the same thing could be done in posts too, adding "...you see, one's persona is not fettered by dailylife's considerations here, simply innerman is allowed to grow from posting on like this, while one's outterman still has to deal with whatever its aging fate holds in store for him, but they are both facets of oneself where neither should own one entirely..."


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"...china's priority is not economic growth here, it remains its elite's own self preservation always, where it's export-market might booster its coffers, yes, though that is in no way matched by any incentive on their part to develop their own domestic-market to its own products now..." mentioned the goblin fully aware that one in seven people on this planet were chinese, repeating "...so the question, posed to china's elite here, is simply one of "at what point, in a slowly rising level of domestic prosperity, does a population agitate for democratic reforms"...", which is why the goblin thought it unwise to apply american style economic considerations, which were at their base capitalism, to an economy that was at its top totalitarianism


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Is there anything wrong with the snail shedding its shell and being a slug for the day? Or would other snails frown; and castigated by the others, would the little snail then be forced to remain in an exposed-skinned slugdom for eternity? Loz ponders this, wondering why its necessary to conform so fully? A dip in the water is often enough to understand and appreciate its warmth, but fully submereged Loz finds she can no longer breathe. Committment phobe? Maybe. Avoiding the point? Probably. Loz thinks of Flea's earlier post; her innerman - or woman - and outer arn't quite ready for a battle on a Sunday morning, but as Loz stretches out and dreams of a steaming cuppa, already tasting the days expectations, she decides whatever people want from her, she still crawling out of that little shell because freedom for Loz is the ability to change.

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and then the goblin showed, opened the slot's hungry rectangular mouth once more, and then slowly poured words into it, saying "...so slot, the funeral had passed well then, always a black tie truce between family members, where the only rule that I ever hold myself to is not talking about inheritances during the occasion, any more than I would ask someone whose spouse is in demise what they intend to do once they are alone, and besides, looking back it was always the hospitality that one received while they were still alive that was more than whatever money they left one later that really counted, funny that it has taken almost a lifetime to learn the obvious...", whereupon the goblin hit the post button signalling the slot to swallow now, and yes the goblin often wondered if the dead could read his thoughts and the sincerity of his words too, saying "...so come let us be happy once more, the show must go on without you now, and just like I in my turn would really wish my children to be happy too, isn't the point of it just its continuation..."


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...well I can't resist one, in the middle of this cease fire here, while having fun in a Lympics thread elsewhere...

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So pathetic that the Brits are just going nuts over any of their athletes that wins a medal. Must suck to have such a low medal count. opsie:

"...back to the Lympics twenty twelve then as Old Fart clings to the glory days of the past and here comes the hundred metres tonight where it's either Bolt, or the Beast with USA's has-beens left trailing in their wake..." replies Jats dancing to the kitchen to make a BeerCan sandwich now


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what is "trolling"?
"...ah, now we're speaking of the dark arts, where you'd probably get a clearer picture if you joined a troll forum such as troll valhalla, where they'll soon size you up but you'll earn you spurs if you are sharp enough to win through there, anyway google it up then..." replied the goblin, remembering the politicians maxim here of one replies to the question with that which one wishes to be asked rather than to the question being asked, adding "...so one part is trying to divert the course of the thread from its original topic as in hijacking the thread, where the two other parts are hamming and spamming, think of it as hijacking/hamming/spamming then, where hamming would be lowering the level of the thread, and spamming would be a post that has no bearing on the previous post or posts...", whereupon the goblin confessed that he too, had often been mistaken for a troll then, but a livewriter's agenda is actually quite the opposite of a troll's, for example livewriters often went on individual landings of some unknown to them forum just to see if they could steal the show there, whereas trolls tended to go as a group on raids, adding "...perhaps, I should introduce you to the other livewriters then, but they're not usually interested in writer's forums where the general contempt of posts as a worthy writing medium, of forumland as a growing market, and moreover of you as a real reader seems rather evident to say the least..."


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...ah but without the trolls what would the gods do? No I think they prefer them to me and you...a repost then, while I am here, if only to prove to my self that I'll post how I choose now, and the rest is inevitable...

... Thirds in the medals table right now with 37 medals. All our best stuff is gone now though, the sailing, rowing, cycling are our untouchable events.
"...nah, some more medals to come yet, medals in the bag already in the boxing, a few in the athletics, gymnastics, and some more cycling events left, specially BMX, why yes it will be our best Lympics ever, the whole nation coming together, even Scotland maybe too, who picked a bad year to go for independence if you ask me, but the old divides always return..." smiles Jats happy to be back before the thunderstorm that is threatening and putting the kettle on now just witnessing a great fight between GBR & IRL where the Irish girl had too much class on the way to a gold medal, so one for the olde Oirish there too "...but then what, when it's all over, this marvellous delusion that we are all enjoying, how do we cope with reality when the fudged figures come out and the stories in waiting of corruption crawl to the surface as dailylife bites back again..." wonders Jats having enjoyed the whole wonderful experience of this last hurrah, punching the air like a madman in the little cottage by the canal and joining in the cheers with a pint in hand, yet always with a cynical eye, for one wouldn't be British otherwise then "...though most of all I have been impressed, and a little envious of the wild flower display, where at least there will be one legacy left then..."

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("...your posts have gained power indeed..." ventured the goblin appreciating that one then)

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"...good, I see you like posting..." replied the goblin handing the coffee cup over to xxxxx now, yes somehow he knew that forumland was what one made of it, that those with the least imagination would remain ever unchanged unimproved dull and tedious as if here was their facebook wall or some level one chat room now, adding "...no, instead it's like a dreamworld here, where one can narrate or illustrate or be whatever one wishes for, and then later, when one is back in one's dailylife once more, suddenly one notes that one has the writer's way with words the illustrator's eye and a knowledge of one's alter ego that only this posting could have given one, yet it's a dangerous dreamworld too, since at times I feel like pinocchio watching the boys not taking forumland seriously enough, just it's their lookout I suppose yet you and I are different I guess, so welcome to the playground of our forum here but play seriously upon it, for time laughs at those who don't..."


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Just wanted to say I've seen this painting in the flesh, I think. I was at a protest exhibtion against the brutality carried out towards falun gong practitioners and others in China.

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I have a theory that what people really want from a forum is rules, restrictions and the resulting conflict
"...they might..." replied the goblin, who was more worried about how he would see his posting at the end of the year, saying "...for if one is posting for no reason, then all this just becomes another time waste, the years will catch up with one with nothing to show for it, however, if one writing better, illustrating better, hitting the mark more often, evolving one's replyship together with one's persona in it, plus seeing one's alter ego by it too, then I guess it's worth continuing, if you follow what I'm getting at..."


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Dali told me he liked your work flea
"...thanks, I have to admit that I respect an artist like him who breaks out of the norm..." replied the goblin very much into what he was doing, adding "...where nothing stops any one of us from livewriting within one's posts, only that there is a convention that has it that little one line posts written in drab first person is how one should write on threads, whereas me, I say no, moreover at the end of the year I have something to show for my refusal, why, because what results from one's pen is both profitless and transient too, true, but once one knows that fact then, then continuing for no reason at all just shows you to yourself, a fool perhaps but one's own fool by it..."


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