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  1. Very interesting piece Aunty. I suppose for Lit...

    Very interesting piece Aunty. I suppose for Lit Netters that we are almost akin a zealot sect where words are the tools of our trade; and we do, (or should), lay particular emphasis on their usage...
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    I try to take a detached view of social media,...

    I try to take a detached view of social media, although I use it a lot. There seems, especially in some countries to be a hell of a load of fear and panic. Also the religious nutters have emerged...
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    2020 Rethink.

    2020 Rethink.

    If nothing else the pandemic is a great leveler, and the fact that it could go on all this year, and perhaps into 2021 is a sobering thought.

    By definition it will change us.
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    I remember vividly the section of Gibbon that you...

    I remember vividly the section of Gibbon that you show. There are bits of his prose that sticks in ones mind for ever.

    That's quite an emotive statement from your grandson. Sobering, yet...
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    A lot of the panic is induced by the news and...

    A lot of the panic is induced by the news and social media. Giving the facts on the news is fine, but I've noted how Sky News for example always comes in on worst case scenarios when reporting.
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  6. Thread: I Am Guyana

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    Me too. Impressive

    Me too. Impressive
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    We Are What We Eat.

    We Are What We Eat.

    Have you noticed the serpentine awakening in this Corona crisis, by those in power and others of the same ilk, to appeal to the lowest common denominator of reasoning and to...
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    Excellent idea Danik. I've got 12 weeks self...

    Excellent idea Danik.
    I've got 12 weeks self isolation as from Monday as I'm over 70. Already given up going to the gym and will try to read at least 3 hours a day. Almost like being back in exam...
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    Is it true that in the US that it's not just, (as...

    Is it true that in the US that it's not just, (as elsewhere) panic buying toilet rolls, but a spike in gun purchases? I cannot see the connection.
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    Wow!!! Missed this one before. Intriguing,...

    Wow!!! Missed this one before.

    Intriguing, intricate and absorbing Steve. I'm still seeing the different unspoken meanings, even after reading a couple of times.

    Well done and take care buddy....
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    Aunty Couple of books / films you mention...

    Aunty

    Couple of books / films you mention evoke memories, but I seem to remember them differently in terms of emphasis, meaning and plot.

    Was not the film "Death in Veniice" about the...
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    Loved the one on the sex toy.

    Loved the one on the sex toy.
  13. Thread: Antagonist

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    No viewer discretion warning Jerry?

    No viewer discretion warning Jerry?
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    Walk Where You Will.

    Walk Where You Will.

    In the marshes of the Styx the carnal look at us, whilst we watch the heretic rending his flesh. Through the dim oppressive air fly those who have stained the world with the...
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    Barbara tenus sapientes.

    Barbara tenus sapientes.
  16. Thread: Antagonist

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    Excellent.

    Excellent.
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    Yes. There was a few serious fights on Lit Net...

    Yes. There was a few serious fights on Lit Net before regarding his "work". He was banned by the Moderators, then came back with the same stuff.
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    Steve, Danik I'm in concurrence. Apart from a...

    Steve, Danik

    I'm in concurrence. Apart from a few regulars, we seem to have had an unremitting diet of crap in certain contributions over the last few months. As both of you have noted, (either on...
  19. Thread: Immortality

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    Immortality

    IMMORTALITY

    Blue flowering thorns dot the hillside of Khirbet Qana, adding a much needed touch of colour to the generally barren bright-brown hillside. Very few trees grow here now; the result...
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    No apology necessary buddy. I invariably had...

    No apology necessary buddy.

    I invariably had to go back to review what tenses I was in, was I expressing my views, or was I using a story format to express my own views!!!

    The sequel might have...
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    Chapter 2. He was by now firmly embedded in...

    Chapter 2.

    He was by now firmly embedded in his own private world. Sure, he left the house and went three times a week to the gym to both attain a physical kind of exhaustive peace and to shop....
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    Hi Danik Thanks for the link on mimeses. Very...

    Hi Danik

    Thanks for the link on mimeses. Very interesting and instructive, though I have not got through it all yet. Did you take your degree in English Literature? I ask, because I always...
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    Mmmmm. Looks familiar!!!!

    Mmmmm. Looks familiar!!!!
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    Hi Danik Thanks for coming up with some very...

    Hi Danik

    Thanks for coming up with some very interesting perspectives on this whole question of whether art imitates life, or vice versa.

    I must confess to not having read any of Eric...
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    Haha. Good Lord no. In fact I appreciate your...

    Haha. Good Lord no. In fact I appreciate your input. There are so many on this forum that stand and look, but never get into the water.

    Excuse my anarchic sign off. It's just the way we were...
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