Yeah... that was my poor and ill-timed attempt at a joke. A joke mixed with serious concern of course. Not the best thing to do but... oh well moving on....carebear said:Are you sure? Cause do you remember this? ".....I may not be an expert of picking up people's signals, but based on some of the things you've said to me as of late, I'm beginning to think that you're looking for a reason to dislike me or pick a fight with me. I just can't really put my finger on it...." I really think you said this cause you dislike me.
Good one. :lol: Never heard that one before. Where did that come from?I did not say that. "Assumtion is the mother of all fuck ups."
Yes I agree, it was a little bit assuming. But then again there's a thin line between an assumption and a guess. I knew I was just guessing (based on what you said), but I suppose that I didn't make it clear enough.And what gives you the right to assume things on me, but when it comes to you it's a big no no?
I was just drawing out the implications of what it would mean if my guess was correct. I don't in any way take that as definate. I'm just trying to help you see why it might be harmful to buy into the idea that "you're only allowed to go on about stuff if you're a writer". But if it doesn't apply to you, then great.I didn 't say that either. Where are you coming up with this crap?
Well first of all, my primary concern in anything I do is not to make money. That just comes as a result if in fact I chose to do something "for money".So they put it into a book and get money for it. Why are you wasting your time here trying to change my mind [SARCASM]cause we all know that's not going to happen[/SARCASM] when you can put it in a book and make money off of it? Write a damn book. There are tons of people out there willing to pay money for someone to tell them what to think.
Second, I'm not trying to tell anybody what to think. I only know about those things that I have some kind of experience with, whether it's by being involved with it, studying it, observing it, thinking about it in detail, discussing it, etc. The only time I will really butt in and express a strong (and often controversial) opinion about something is if there's something about the situation that threatens to impose itself on somebody. If you look back on all the stuff that I've debated about on this board (like the anti-homosexual people, the "full"/wide screen issue and it's impacts on honest directors, religion, the inequal opportunity in tournaments, raising children by using consequences too instinctually), you will realize that in EVERY ONE of those topics there was something about the issue that imposes itself on someone and threatens people's equality. That's why when I see it, it's like a little bell that goes off in my head, and I come on with a strong opinion and go on and on about it.
Exactly, which is why the "myth of professionalism" is bogus.See, publishers will put out anything.