Resistance is Futile.

luka

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it's just dawning on me how i'm a carefree chipper dog in a room of people, wagging his tail thinking everyone is friends and all is lovely, not picking up on any signals or smelling any tension at all until the screaming starts
read the room, entertainment!
 

entertainment

Active member
im not going to try and convince anyone that hes conducting a mad stalker campagin but thats how i feel about it and i have to take decisions to protect my own enjoyment of the forum becasue otherwise i cant use it. and as there are various people here i really enjoy talking and doint see why i should lose that then blockiing it is
okay okay I get that
 
it's just dawning on me how i'm a carefree chipper dog in a room of people, wagging his tail thinking everyone is friends and all is lovely, not picking up on any signals or smelling any tension at all until the screaming starts
I wouldn’t say you are. Things can move from light hearted to venomous in seconds for all kinds of reasons
 

droid

Beast of Burden
im not going to try and convince anyone that hes conducting a mad stalker campagin but thats how i feel about it and i have to take decisions to protect my own enjoyment of the forum becasue otherwise i cant use it. and as there are various people here i really enjoy talking and doint see why i should lose that then blockiing it is
Im not having a go at you here, and thats fine, but from the outside it doesn't look anything like this. Youve gotten on OK for the last little while and TBH his posts in this thread didnt seem like they warranted your reaction.

Not to invalidate your feelings, but I think its worth taking a step back rather than further inflaming things.
 

Leo

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I feel like I missed something because I didn't have a sense that recent discussions were particularly troubling. some grumpiness and unnecessary defensiveness, but certainly not any "wheels falling off" level turmoil.
 

luka

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Im not having a go at you here, and thats fine, but from the outside it doesn't look anything like this. Youve gotten on OK for the last little while and TBH his posts in this thread didnt seem like they warranted your reaction.

Not to invalidate your feelings, but I think its worth taking a step back rather than further inflaming things.
for me this thread tells its own story, but of course i realise that not everybody will see it the way i do. im not going to try and launch a campaign to make everybody see it my way. i dont want anyone else to block him. hes fine outside of his relationship to me. i dont see whats the problem with me blocking him.
 

luka

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i meant it seriously yes. different people read events in different ways and you are entitled to your opinion. thank you for sharing it. im not going to try and explain becasue as i say im not interested in convincing anyone that im right or that patty is in the wrong. dont need a post-mortem.
 

john eden

male pale and stale
Later in the year all of us London lot can meet up at @sadmanbarty 's book launch at the Savoy and we can get Padraig and Droid and everyone else who lives abroad (like Mr Tea) on a Zoom call and barty can read some of his most erudite sections from the book and we can all set the world to rights in our little corner while the London literati faff about around us.
 

luka

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the weird thing about barty is hes actually very very shy. he refused to play the bongos for Simon Reynolds for instance. but he is a top session drummer and he has written a masterpiece of a book. HOWEVER, i have to respect the fact he. doesnt want anyone to know about these things. i have to learn to respect his boundaries in this situation
 

craner

Beast of Burden
Talking off scraps, did anybody hear about the mass brawl that happened down the road from me yesterday?
 

luka

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Talking off scraps, did anybody hear about the mass brawl that happened down the road from me yesterday?
no, but the world is a tinderbox right now. you seen the Bulgarian fruit pickers too?
 

john eden

male pale and stale
the weird thing about barty is hes actually very very shy. he refused to play the bongos for Simon Reynolds for instance. but he is a top session drummer and he has written a masterpiece of a book. HOWEVER, i have to respect the fact he. doesnt want anyone to know about these things. i have to learn to respect his boundaries in this situation
We need to respect his boundaries but also give him the support he needs to become the Barty we all know he has the potential to be.
 
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