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Everything posted by Bobofthedead

  1. Well, I haven't been on here for years for various reasons, but it seems I've just been reminded about why I loved this forum! Congratulations David!
  2. Rubrica, just be suave and mysterious about it. Everyone will be gagging with jealousy behind closed doors...
  3. Rant: Rubrica made a spelling mistake Mruphy's Law strikes again. You forgot your full stop at the end of the sentence.
  4. No, no. I think that it would work: I've participated in many debates in the past which have been locked, not because they became offensive, but because they went on for so long that the original thread became impossible to salvage. I feel that with the present community we have here would accept the spirit of the thread and it would become an incredible success. I'd love to sling my guns around in there!
  5. Tell him that he's grown up now and should take some responsibility for himself now that he's in big school. Also, tell him that it only gets worse (it gets better, honest!) as the years go on, and he'll have to start getting used to the workload, etc.
  6. To take the unsentimental approach to this, consider it this way: you are not your brother's keeper. You don't have to be responsible for his misgivings.
  7. Rubrica, of course there's a reason to detest smoking. There are several in fact. There is substantial evidence that inhaling carcinogens from the bloody potato in a ciggy can cause lung cancer. And the smoke smells foul and is intrusive. And the tar in that cigarette is the same tar with which the road is paved. Those good enough for you?
  8. @ tHS, I hate to break it to you, but what you are suffering from is what we in the trade call boredom. You've just come back from a once-in-a-lifetime holiday where most likely you frittered away the hours in some kind of an off-hand way, until early in the morning. It's more than likely you barely saw your family. Now you're back in suburbia and nothing can compare to your holiday. You're just bored. That's all it is. @ Rubrica: I'm at probably the most snooty state school in the area and I believe that I speak in a manner that some may describe as "posh". It's probably a good vocabulary and decent pronunciation that does it. Just chuck a few ironic "innits" into your speech and make a joke out of it. Or consider it this way: if there are people who choose to discriminate against you because you speak "poshly" (I've always that to mean that you habitually speak better than they do), then they're just fools. Don't let it get you down.
  9. Are you going to stop posting now just so you can have that post count forever?
  10. What I want to know is, why do they go so clammy?
  11. Rubrica, it seems to me that you don't need one. Think subtle build-up rather than trite cliché. It's harder to pull off, but if you can do it well, it'll be brilliant. I'd be very interested to hear more about this novella of yours. I'd like to write something novel-like but I can't get the creative juices flowing any more.
  12. Tired... Eleven hour school days of an intensity I could not have imagined are wearing me down... And that's not to mention homework.
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