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Trout Montague

A1071622

In awe I am.

Have you read Julian Barnes' A History of The World in 10 1/2 Chapters?


BTW

http://artchive.floridaimaging.com/g/gericault/raft_of_the_medusa.jpg

... in case you need a link.

DMT


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Post 2

Pinniped


Thanks DMTsmiley - cheers
No, the only thing I've read by JB is "England, England". Good, but not in my pantheon.
You'll have to tell me the relevance of the other book sometime - but not till I ask. This piece has another purpose.
And you must be psychic with the link!
Pin *being mysterious, but he promised...*


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Post 3

Trout Montague

Are we getting this next?

http://artchive.floridaimaging.com/g/gericault/charging.jpg

Hopes.

Depressed all day I was after reading Gorgon. With heavy heart work I could not.

DMT


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Post 4

Trout Montague

Do you know anything of the machinations of h2g2? How come this conversation does not appear on your conversation list?


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Post 5

Pinniped

Hi DrMT
It's because I unsubscribed.
Which is not supposed to be any kind of slight. Like I said, I made a promise about this piece. I'd rather not draw too much attention to it, not just yet anyway.
Don't worry - I'll watch out and answer if you Post.
Pinsmiley - smiley


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Post 6

Pinniped


Subscribed again. Normal service has been resumed...
smiley - erm


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Post 7

Trout Montague

I understand this is a no-hoper for the EG too? Never mind ... , it's most certainly one of the best and most compelling articles I've read on h2g2. Good work. I have established it as a target of quality to which to aspire. And it is educational too. Had me reaching for my Hansen's.

Did you ever think of submitting this for real life $$$ publication before giving it to h2g2? It's daunting to think that this would have earned a rejection slip.

I see your Dad (good on 'im) is campaigning for a "creative" reading/writing corner in the DNA hub. He's right of course. h2g2 has these corners of mischief (AWW, Post, etc.) but their subplots aren't they? You just have to look at the AWW page to see that it only gets about 30-50 hits a week.

So, if you remain desperate to get into EG without compromising, I suggest you do as (I think) Dr Funderlick suggested to you. Which is to use your obvious skill to bend the rules as far as they go. The collaborative Bog Roll thing we did was one example. A998139 is another.

Keep up the good work.

Trout


PS The reason I wanted you to read JB's History of the World is that it contains the story of the Medusa from (I think) Savigny's perspective. And a description of the painting itself. Plus the book is a series of tenuously linked short stories seemingly based around the sea. I thought you'd enjoy that.

All the best.

DMT




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Post 8

Trout Montague

"... they're ..." not "... their ..."

Four Fox Ache.


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Post 9

Trout Montague

Yeah, and that's Janson's not Hanson's ...


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Post 10

Trout Montague

Within a click of PR you were. Then I bottled. But it's tempting.

Trout


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Post 11

Pinniped


I wouldn't, not yourself. If someone a bit further afield chooses to, then so be it.

I went straight to the Towers with Gorgon. I suggested that there was no point in Peer Review, because the Scouts have been trained to destroy this stuff. Instead, I offered them a vision of a better EG.
The refusals progressed from polite to bad-tempered, and I backed off.

Their loss. Someday, the Community itself will fill the hole at the middle of h2g2. The hole where a Champion with a Soul should be.

Keep at it Trout. We can stop Douglas spinning yet.

Pinsmiley - cheerup
*You read EPR5? My little back-kick over that particular rejection smiley - devil*


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Post 12

Trout Montague

EPRV ... Yes I did, it's cleverly done.

In truth, I'm not really in the business of changing h2g2, just myself. If it evolves it evolves. If it doesn't so what. Anyway, I'd be happy to see the EG complete and encyclopaedic as a useful reference, (information flatpack in Funderlik's words) but it'll probably not happen in my lifetime. My fear is that no-one uses or will use it, especially if it's full of blunders, some of which I've been guilty of myself. But if that's what their I-nesses are paid to produce, then so be it, and good luck to them. It's their site after all.

With Fitzroy BTW, I hope I'm not one of the infantry going over the top at Ypres.

Trout.

Here's my next project ... Having a Barbie

Fornication with a rumpy-curved plastic blonde in the style of Pamela Anderson is, alas, not on the menu. This is about eating flesh al fresco and the elaborations sometimes undertaken therefor ...


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Post 13

Pinniped


Point taken. Each to his own bag.
Which kind of leads to my next point. Doncha think the artificial-Pamela-Anderson version might be more interesting?
smiley - winkeye


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Post 14

Trout Montague

Yes. I'll need to do some research.


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Post 15

Trout Montague

Besides, I meant "plastic" in the figurative (or partial) sense rather than literally.


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Post 16

Pinniped

Aww, you didn't, did you?
smiley - sadface


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Post 17

Trout Montague

Front Page and Blobbed Ed's Choice you are!

A1037693

How classy!

Trout (green)


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Post 18

Pinniped


Yep.
Somewhere between Houtman's Abrolhos and those shoals off Senegal lies the Edge of the World. As defined by hootoo Editors, that is...


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Post 19

Trout Montague

I see they're moderating your Dad now ...


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Post 20

Pinniped

smiley - yikes
smiley - run


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