Well, Virgil... it looks like I may be joining you in limiting my postings to the blogs. After having several art threads closed that I had spent considerable time on due to the trollish behavior of certain unstable members... and poor moderation I should add... I can't see wasting the effort again.
Thank you! I may join the talkclassical.
Could you send me the links to the art and music sites? I'd like to check them out and perhaps join. I'm always interested in such things.
Quasimodo... thanks. I was just drawing a blank and wasn't up to searching through my PMs. You're not missing much on the forum... as you probably know. I ended up posting a rather sarcastic comment on one of the threads asking about Byron expressing some shock that anyone still talks about literature here. The art site I used to frequent isn't doing much better. I probably spend more time on a couple of music sites than anywhere else. Good hearing from you.
Ron is Quasimodo. Thanks for your kind words St. Lukes. Hope things are well with you. I am on the blogs here if you want to find me. But I can't participate in the threads much.
Controversial subjects that have nothing to do with literature have always been a problem on Lit Net... the minute I saw that a "Serious Discussion" thread opened up for just those discussions that were supposed to be against the rules I knew that was going to be the end of Lit Net. I'm willing to bet that half the people on lit net don't even discuss literature. You don't see me on the forums any more.
Just came across this post to Mutatis. Too bad you don't post more. I miss our discussion with JBI, JCamilo, Mortal Terror and Ron (the poetry guy... what was his moniker again?) on Wallace Stevens or T.S. Eliot. You are right that the great lit discussions are few and far between. I was just involved in a knock-down debate with one member who suggested that my embrace of "high art" vs pop culture was something to be denigrated as "elitist"... at a literature site, no less.
Send me the link to the thread if you started. Thanks.
Yes... I was thinking of the banning of Dante link. I think I'll start a thread on the issue.
Is that the banning of Dante? The link doesn't work now. Yes I saw it and left the link for Aunt Shecky. It's an outrage.