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by Michael S Collins
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hello Darkness My Old Friend...
Replies: 46
Views: 16059

Re: Hello Darkness My Old Friend...

Heh, both GB and Rajah are exceptions to the rule but both are built up over a long time. (Ok, GB is only 4 years old, but I'd forged all the friends and injokes over its predecessors since 2001!) One often flows freer with posts when one is more sure people will take ones humour as read, and not as...
by Michael S Collins
Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hello Darkness My Old Friend...
Replies: 46
Views: 16059

Re: Hello Darkness My Old Friend...

I figured I should try and overcome my natural forum shyness - hey, I'm just used to lurking on these things!
by Michael S Collins
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Twilight Zone and other non-Trek sci-fi
Replies: 37
Views: 10570

Re: Twilight Zone and other non-Trek sci-fi

Did someone mention the Twilight Zone? One of America's finest ever TV contributions.
by Michael S Collins
Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hello Darkness My Old Friend...
Replies: 46
Views: 16059

Re: Hello Darkness My Old Friend...

The important thing is not to make a scene. As tempting as it is to go "DOG KILLER" at the top of your voice, you did your job in reporting them at the time. So best just to pretend you don't even recognise the chap. Although I'm pretty sure collecting welfare and selling pot on the side is fraud - ...
by Michael S Collins
Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Random rant of the day
Replies: 887
Views: 151206

Re: Random rant of the day

Most moralitys are learnt either by someone teaching you about them in person or through a book! Though I wouldn't be surprised, I do find often that when people see the world in black and white binary terms, their philosophical dogmas can tie them right up in knots. The Ricky Gervais comment about ...
by Michael S Collins
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Agatha Christie and the Art of Writing by Michael S. Collins
Replies: 11
Views: 4567

Re: Agatha Christie and the Art of Writing by Michael S. Col

I think you're only getting part of my point. I love the 1800s. I read Dickens, Dostoevsky and Hugo for pleasure. I just don't care for the 1920s and 1930s literary output. I'm not particularly fond of the 20s and 30s in literature myself, yet two of my favourite writers, Orwell and Christie, came ...
by Michael S Collins
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Gamer on a Budget Review - Organ Trail by William LJ Galaini
Replies: 8
Views: 3217

Re: Gamer on a Budget Review - Organ Trail by William LJ Gal

I really like the idea of this series. As a bit of a casual gamer, I was priced out of the market as soon as I had to actually buy the stuff myself! In fact, since the N64 I can sum up my game buys as thus: Football Manager 2006 Football Manager 2010 A Gamecube with some cheap games in 2011 on the s...
by Michael S Collins
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: The Flowers by Bernard Barnes
Replies: 7
Views: 5087

Re: The Flowers by Bernard Barnes

Nice piece, Bernard, and welcome to Winterwind!
by Michael S Collins
Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Return to Sender by John Davies
Replies: 8
Views: 3570

Re: Return to Sender by John Davies

Well, I'm incredibly bad at writing letters and communication, but this article did prompt me to finally write (and post!) a few that had I'd been putting off for ages (one of which was linked to John's hobby, in a roundabout way). So thanks to him for that prompt.
by Michael S Collins
Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Agatha Christie and the Art of Writing by Michael S. Collins
Replies: 11
Views: 4567

Re: Agatha Christie and the Art of Writing by Michael S. Col

Heh, it did actually happen, on Gallifrey Base when the David Tennant Hamlet was on TV.
by Michael S Collins
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Sighthill Stone Circle Campaign by Duncan and Linda Lunan
Replies: 5
Views: 3422

Re: Sighthill Stone Circle Campaign by Duncan and Linda Luna

If you can find a way to bugger something up, GCC will find the way. Though they usually get half way through a project (ie the demolition) and then find out the money has run out!
by Michael S Collins
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: The Quarry by Jon Arnold
Replies: 10
Views: 4442

Re: The Quarry by Jon Arnold

A fine article, Jon: looking at the situation in a different light as ever, makes you think.
by Michael S Collins
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: A Protest Vote by Michael S. Collins
Replies: 8
Views: 3775

Re: A Protest Vote by Michael S. Collins

[quote="Gorth"]Nice vote of protest. 3 things... In the not so known words of Freud: "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar" Han shot first, Greedo never stood a chance. Analyse this! Are you for or against Scotlands independence? ;)[/quote] 1. Agreed 2. Also agreed, although Lucas seemed to regret it. ...
by Michael S Collins
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: I Don't Speak French... by John Davies
Replies: 6
Views: 3113

Re: I Don't Speak French... by John Davies

It's a great piece by John (hopefully the first of many) on an artist I'm sure many of us are only hearing about for the first time. As such, perfect Winterwind material, I'd think.
by Michael S Collins
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: A Protest Vote by Michael S. Collins
Replies: 8
Views: 3775

Re: A Protest Vote by Michael S. Collins

[quote="Joseph"]Great article, Michael. People do look for meaning in the strangest of places. Jungians analysing Star Wars... Ha! I don't think Lucas is/was capable of putting any "deeper" meaning in his work.[/quote] It's been 9 years since the lecture which inspired that article now, and I can st...