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anhaga

There's a typo in:

' In addition we brig you There Goes the Neighbourhood is for all those who have ever relocated.'

And even when the typo is fixed, there's a bit of a grammatical mashup to deal with.




Apart from that, of I were 85 and in the lounge of the Starship Titanic or pushing five in kindergarten I might feel pretty excited about the tone of this project, buy as I'm neither 85 now 4, I don't think i'll be taking part.

Good luck with the group finger painting.smiley - winkeye


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anhaga

And using the term 'pimping' strikes me as either boringly offensive or embarrassingly obviously trying to be hip to youth culture while falling on one's face while the youth turn and shuffle away in unexpected empathy.

I think I'll just stick to my quilting club.smiley - winkeye


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Sol

Thank you for the typo/ grammatical bodge! I shall fix it, and make a mental note to proof a bit more carefully next time.

*Scratches nose* I'm sorry you don't like the tone. I like to think that I channel Eddie the Shipboard computer at times like these. Feedback noted, however.


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Post 5

Sol

Oh, is it mainly this page or the tasks as well that you think are poorly worded?

And is there nothing you do like, or rather, apart from a more sedate style, anything you'd like to see more/ any of?


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anhaga

It's sort of both the tone and the tasks and, really, at a deeper level the whole idea of making up projects to encourage everybody to 'be creative' that kind of rubs me in a rather depressing way. It feels to me like a table of glue and paper and tongue depressors waiting for the children or the wheel-chair bound seniors with lots of perky young women ready to cheer them on.smiley - erm

I guess really, what I should do is just say, 'meh. This is absolutely uninteresting to me and move along.' But I can't help but feel, no matter how well meaning (which I know you are) such projects are doomed to produce a whole bunch of unspontaneous mediocrity and they are quite the opposite of what the Guide started out as and what I think is a great strength: Write about what you know about and love, whatever it might be, not what and how somebody tells you to write.


But, meh. I'll just move along.


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Create: endeavours in reading, writing, rhythm, blues, art, photography, and biscuits.

Aha! The whiff of an opportunity to wax lyrical on the philosophical underpinnings of the Create project! Superb. smiley - biggrin

But not right now as I do have to go and do some actual fingerpainting with my 3 year old...


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Gnomon - time to move on

I've added Create to the list of Named Entries, so now you can just put Create into the URL in your address bar after the h2g2.com/dna/h2g2/ to bring you straight here.

Also, if you put <. />Create</ .> in a post without any spaces, it produces a link directly to here: Create


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Post 9

Sol

Ooooh, thanks Gnomon!


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Post 10

Sol

Hi there anhaga.

I finally got around to that pontificate I promised you, but I'm afraid I did it here, if you are still interested.

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smiley - ok


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