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Old 11-09-2017, 01:44 AM
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anna sat curled up in that shared solitude as flea busied himself. She had been getting up to tricks on different threads and sought solace. He waited patiently as she bit her lip. ‘It’s about partnership, middle ground, muddling through. It’s all about attaining balance.’ I mean what was the point of forfeiting her career only to flick through the pages of that book time and time again to be hit by that man’s private message laced menacingly within his tour de force forever then - if she couldn’t somehow set the record straight in her own heart. And where is woman’s voice in the gun debate, I don’t think the female psyche is about power or world domination, or win, I think it’s about working in unison, collaboration, interconnection, this shared life. anna giggled softly, kissed the top of his head as he puzzled on and sprinted back into her world. ‘Thank you for the hearing of me flea’ she called skipping over puddles in the lamplight as the birds braved another dawn chorus and the leaves glistened.


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So sorry then, were anna’s thoughts a tad edgy for this mellow site, was her lack of visible thanks an indication that she somehow didn’t mull over their words and appreciate their worth, those characters then, the hippos, the graces, blue, loser, brave newbies ‘hiya!’, the boys at the bar, lucky jim next to him. Simply that little blue ‘thanks’ button wouldn’t work however much she willed it, which was a blessing really because she liked the babble of it all. Humanity. And her life was edgy, perched on an edge, edge of oblivion no fiction required. A hair’s breadth away from losing it all, no really, can you imagine having nothing but this moment then, to treasure the now. But the true heartbreak was in finding herself in the depth of mirror-still unchartered waters, reaching a point of wondering if somehow that innate strength to survive, to leap back up, fight on yet again through adversity had silently forsaken her. Anna traced her fingers lightly across fleas shoulder blades, thanked her virtual friend for his company with a brush of his cheek and a gentle smile through the ether as he busied on in his day then, and as suddenly as anna had entered the moment she was gone.


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repost from elsewhere, chatting with anna elsewhere

between the pressure of work and the inability to see the situation clearly the goblin had put off posting for holding back awhile, saying "...I can see what the saudi coup is, just I can't see how it plays out from here, that what with isreal and saudi intent upon a campaign in lebanon, who doubts that america will be dragged into their scheme then, yet I doubt that the campaign itself can fair any better than syria has, nor iraq for that matter, so will this be just a bombing campaign, or something more like with boots on the ground...", the goblin thanked anna for listening as ever, knowing that the next few days will seem like "slow then sudden" in their occurrence, relating "...so "the king is dead long live the king", with the plots entering a new stage of an assertive saudi under a lone king replacing that old consensus type saudi under many princes, simply a consolidation of power at the top, just a mcbeth in our times as it were, yet even with this coup the goal in part has to be to get the price of a barrel of oil back over a 100dollars, where anything less would condemn saudi to continue in its unsustainable deficit, so they need something that both constrains the flow of oil through the muddle-east while having the added benefit perhaps of putting iran back in its cage so to speak, thus "slow then sudden" it becomes doesn't it...", how slow seemed the wait beforehand and then how sudden its arrival felt, meanwhile the goblin just preoccupied himself with dailylife once more


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Now, anna knew in her bones that flea treasured his own head space deeply and this sort of idea wouldn’t be a natural part of his modus operandi for sure, but ‘needs must!’ she whispered resolutely whilst continuing to beaver away regardless. Flea watched in silent fascination from his pillow by the light of the softest of moons as anna crept back and forth across the rug through his dreams unawares, she purposely crafted a delicate Bedouin tent like refuge in the corner of his imagination using all sorts of silk remnants she had gathered from long gone window panes. The pinks the limes the golds and turquoise layers shimmered in the chilly night air, there was an innocence in the construction of that tenty thing which she bound tenderly together with an assortment of pompoms, buntings and slinky fringe. ‘Night night flea’ she giggled - ‘can’t be made homeless from the cocoon of my own heart.’

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(and so the thread had built up to 400000 since april of 2011, the goblin loved anna's latest and simply thanked everyone who had posted here, and also those who had just read through the posts then, saying "...if it's not easy in execution it's simple as an idea, livewriting is merely the practice of producing something of oneself as a constant trickle of posts, where no one or nothing is ever asking one to livewrite now, no there are no rules per se, nor is there any fame nor fortune to be had by it neither, but it points to one's nature all the same, and thus I'll just repost this old post I did back in 2011 to restate my commitment to myself mostly, the point being that there is no point, yet when there is no point then whatever you post is really you isn't it...")

repost from elsewhere, the "how do you see yourself in thirty years time" thread

well, if the goblin was still alive in thirty years time, he had some idea of how he would look, yet he had no idea of what amazing things he could write, nor come across while writing them, as long as he just kept on facing the slot like this, explaining "...you see perhaps one's outer world slowly crumbles away while one's inner world forms but it seems that one has to first create one's inner world now lest one ends up with little of neither..."


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"...if the government increasingly buys the stocks of major corporations as they have been doing recently, then aren't those entities simply nationalized by the back door so to speak...." remarked the goblin noting the sharp demise of actual traded stocks on the market of late and suspecting too that at this rate the stock pool itself would dry up eventually, then adding "...yet once the majority of stocks are owned by the government then would this count as fascism or socialism, after all both hilter and stalin would have approved of it in their day...", meanwhile nothing had changed much had it, academia was still bribed by student loans, media was monopolized into those few remaining companies it had become, and the church was still silenced by 501c3 exemption status, thus the goblin for his part understood this clearly yet defied his circumstance though, smiling "...all I have is a pen here, this online now, and some choices as to what to relate I guess, but that's enough really, for while here there is no elsewhere...", and with that the goblin renewed his efforts, he didn't know whose side he was on really, nor what sides there were, only that he knew that if he stopped he'd be dead before his time, asking "...tell me, are you dead while reading this text, or would you care to write against the silence of it all..."


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repost from elsewhere, goblin doing another welcome

The goblin is a very interesting critter. Seems he's got some wisdom from sitting under the bridge - oh, that was the troll and the billy goats gruff. Anyway thanks for your thoughts, both fleamailman and brianpatrick.
and then having pressed the "new posts" button as was custom in these parts the goblin appeared as if out of nowhere only to reply "...I like you, you seem to have a way with words, where it would be so nice to have you post more..", in fact, whereas trolls lived mostly under bridges goblins tended to live in the comfort of their caverns, though instead of that norm this goblin lived in the city of geneva switzerland relating "...well yes, geneva is just an open cavern of comfort if ever such a thing could really exist, where unlike other cities across europe, geneva has followed that ever so swiss trait of trying to contribute to the conflicts themselves behind the scenes while remaining out of them too, ah but perhaps we can go into that some other time as I'm sure you're more interested in the question of what you can get out of this forum here, which then begs that other question of "what you'd care to put into the forum to gain something out of it", but let's see now...", as the goblin paused, weighed up a few thoughts in his mind before restarting "...well, at the end of the day a writer is just as he or she writes directly I guess regardless of "where" "what" and "when", I mean would you follow any author who goes around with some out of date mindset of "well these are my posts indeed, but really you should be reading my books instead because they're so much better" but alas that is what one often notes of writertypes upon there writers forums, yes it's as if that elsewhereness there thwarts their very goal of gaining readership through the connection with one's readers like this, precisely because it shows that those authors haven't acknowledged their readers as already reading them in whatever they post now, thus perhaps the plot is in the post, and the post gives birth to that plot there is all I'm saying...", to which the goblin knew that there was more and hoped that xxxxxx was not adverse to his ungainly company, the coffee was good though


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the goblin always posted against himself here, or at least that part of him that was ever saying that there was nothing worth posting in life, "...so at least I win against myself by this..." said the goblin in the dark for early morning, outside, the cold announced the coming of snow again, and those difficulties that came with it, where inside too, the room was a sharp chill silence that the goblin's own inner warmth wasn't enough to change really, "...yes I will just post this post and then return to bed to rest awhile..." voiced the goblin before continuing "...besides, the future will just happen anyway, but at any rate at least I've come to know myself a bit more by having faced myself here, just an ability of matching myself to my posts, yes a thankless ability perhaps, something both useless and worthless in terms of one's dailylife and to that moneygod there, maybe even a bitter fruit by way of what one sees reflected, a reflection of self still, yet they are all the more so, precisely because they are useless and worthless to one's external there..."


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"...no you drive, I'll just look out the window then..." replied the goblin who had had almost no time left to write in, adding "...normally I can find space in between work but not with the new schedule where I seem answerable at most moments...", yes but montreux, where the goblin was today, seemed beautiful beyond description, oh yes he could see why people wished to retire here, after all the view of snow covered mountains across the lake offered a beautiful backdrop to one's demise, the goblin just smiled at it saying "...naah, this schedule won't stop me though, I'll snatch a moment to write again promise, besides, things revert back in december, till then though I'm just chasing my own tail with dailylife pulling the strings, speaking of strings...., ...", but either way the drive with anna had the goblin relaxed, he continued "...so mugabe is under house arrest today, meaning his wife is out of power then, as the military have chosen their next leader in her place, yes it's that isn't it, or else it wouldn't be quiet so smooth in its transition...", in fact the goblin suspected too that whomever came into power in zimbabwe they still faced that bankruptcy there, adding "...ah yes, the IMF might rope them into the west's fold by lending them enough money to tide things over awhile yet standing armies do cost far more money than governments ever did, where corruption and cohesion aren't really conducive to sustainable economies anyway..." yet the goblin often wondered what these IMF loans were if not credits that have been discredited, long discretited in fact as being little more than those strings of the west's latter day recolonialization of third world countries, giving up the goblin let go his thoughts wonder off as he let the scenery rush by him in a kaleidoscope of events


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"...one of your best posts yet..." went the goblin aware of how this was evolving xxxxx in her own way, the goblin too was watching events closely, saying "...the internet has taught me much but mostly it has simply taught me "how to doubt" where doubt is what separates us from those who follow the news at face value...", whereupon the goblin dipped his hand into his pocket and pulled a small coin, smiling to the words "....so call it if you would, will it be "fake news" or "state news", but at least you're offered a choice like this, where before there was only "state news" and where posting is like making a call then...", whereupon the goblin flicked the coin with the full force of his thumb as it spun wildly sparkling through the air, up then down, adding "...naah it doesn't matter which you call out really, only that in this brief moment you called it noting later whether you were right or not...", practised, in a sudden snap the coin hit back between the goblin's now covered hands, smiling "...you see, no one nor nothing is ever asking one to call it now, and if anything I suspect that they'd actually prefer if you didn't call at all, care to be mischievous though, it's one life with as many calls as you can make in the time remaining...", and with that the goblin just awaited upon those long moments that made this calling so worth it to him


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Looks to me like you are Aladdin, and you've just discovered the goblin sitting on top of all the gold in the cave! Thanks for adding a detail to keep you from floating around unanchored. I like to assume it is true, at least in this context, right?
"...well it all kind of boils down to two choices really, that of being an aging wendy or an ageless peter pen, where both have their pros and cons I guess but where oddly there's a certain honesty to oneself at least in remaining anonymous, but there's also an understanding that one cannot own anything by it, one is just read here and that's an end to it..." started the goblin hoping that Debbie's being on writersbeat would forward her towards her readers and get her even more known than she is already, being her choice between those two choices there, whereas the goblin himself sought only to become a known unknown at best, smiling "...ah yes, nothing like anonymous recognition now is there, but I can't write without that feeling that they're reading me in these posts now, and that just maybe that they might want to reply back too, me I just love the liveness of these posts, and what it means to have all forumland at one's feet to walk across...", whereupon the goblin then drew a circle in the air to reveal a small table and upon it only the finest filtered coffee now and a whole plateload of homemade biscuits too, before turning to Debbie with a hand gesture of help yourself then, then adding "...this is for writing that great composition "willoh and wo", btw I'll be in the writers cafe if you should care for company, the readership is good, and the readers are most welcome to read me, but to be honest with you now it's not those readers but those who reply that actually feed me my thoughts if any..."


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So. Sunday then. Beautiful for its blurred boundaries and undisciplined time. Grace and Little Man were contentedly squandering the lazy hours between a late breakfast and some vague notion of lunch on the distant horizon. Neither suitably dressed nor alarmingly undressed, they orbited each other in matching ensembles of creased pyjama trousers and freshly laundered jumpers - a visual display of their mental commitment to go out and their physical reluctance to bother. The sun was no more than a pale fried egg framed in phlegmy strands of white cloud. It was countryside cold - unadulterated icy air that could sandblast bare skin and turn woollen layers to frozen cardboard. Inside, the house was cosy and pungently fragranced with the earthy smell of fried mushrooms and grilled sausage. The quadripeds had somehow lined themselves up on the hearth rug in ascending height order - reminding Little Man of an evolution chart he had come across in a book. A lit fire always signalled an immediate amnesty between the canine and feline householders - a tangle of indiscriminate limbs united in their homage to heat. So Grace pottered without serious intent. Read with no more than passing interest. Sang with ear-splitting abandon as she ferried trays of tea and biscuits from kitchen to sitting room. It seemed likely that the day was going nowhere - but then, perhaps they were just already where they wanted to be.

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"...old forums die, new forums spring up in their place, what of it though as one is ever just transitioning oneself from the old to the new like this..." mentioned the goblin saluting the trolls upon his return here, then adding "...plenty of forums out there though, even if most folks on his forum kind of act and think like there are only two forums across the whole wide spectrum of forumland, but you have to see it like this now...", as the goblin paused for the words before continuing "...that is, that intelligent people care about their offspring so they leave off having children till late in their lives, moreover they have fewer children too to ensure that those few children have a bright future, whereas let's just say that you trolls, by looks of your posts on this forum here, evidently have lots of children then, which is why in all honesty I can say that I don't feel that this forum will die any time soon as simply there are too many inbred trolls posting around now for that to happen, so I hope this observation allays any fears you might hold about this forum's future, yes sorry about the analogy though, guess it was the best I could come up with at such short notice..."


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"...life is mostly boring, yet state that fact openly to its face is to have it gang up on you as someone too outspoken, so I think one has to go through life learning how to lie discretely, those little white lies then, that feigned interest too, or at least how not to betray one's inner thoughts and feelings through one's bored gestures and pauses..." ventured the goblin suspecting too that everyone had had occasions when one he was as if hidden in full view like that, going through the motions as it were till "whatever it was then" was over, to which the goblin then remarked "...I mean does anyone remember their school days here, yes those uninspired teacher's sermons, that all too unimaginative school lunch, those soul crushing london underground commutes, and all manner of sports that one sucked at, just an interment meant to be good for one, yes that was me back then, where at first I managed to lie in my appearance alone, but later I also learned to daydream away behind my all too attentive facade of participation, till finally I realized upon graduating school that it wasn't so much anything in particular that I had learned while there, no instead school had simply taught me this ingrained ability to "deceive my external" and to daydream away time till it was over, where today too my motto could well be "invisible in dailylife, anonymous on the internet"...", and then those dreaded memories of school flooded back into the goblin's conscience once more, instinctively he straightened up his back and gazed forward pretending either to be "all attentive" or "quite invisible" depending upon whether he had been spotted before snapping out of it at his age, but there it was then, still that ability to dream through it all


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"...it's time for another thread with a new topic perhaps..." suggested the goblin wondering what xxxxx's next would be though, where if anything the goblin's mind felt exactly like that unforgettable line that hecule poirot spoke out in the midst of one of his plots "inspector, there are just too many clues at this point", for that indeed summed up the middle-east to him, and yes there was something afoot too, though "what exactly" could well be replaced by "which exactly", so the goblin just smiled back at xxxxx, asking "...the escalation to war in the gulf isn't something any of us outsiders here can know for sure, only it's just something you feels in its approach like when the sky darkens under its own weight, like when the news plays it down as if it were only a case of this coincidence and that coincidence, and yet you feel it all the same don't you, it's those odd chaotic random occurrences in succession like too many clues again, and then suddenly what one just felt inside one knows for sure, as the war storm blazes around one now, well am I wrong I wonder, wish I were wrong though, but each clue is a spark then, and the middle-east sparks away today was never particularly known for peace historically, so why should this moment be any different really..."



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"...naah, you're just trying to corrupt me again aren't you, I mean who ever heard of a goblin who actually used paragraphs now, why next you'll request "full stops please" and then other such sillinesses as "colons" and "semi colons", none of which those thumbtexting readers understand I might add, and where if the text needs a paragraph in it then it actually needs two posts instead, meaning the post for me is more like a picture, its content is its view, its brushstrokes is its style, its hitcount is its popularity, and the whole effect just speaks of its painter to you, where thankfully no one goes around saying "listen kid, you've got to paint your picture like everyone does or else it's not painting", thus I'm as you see me here..." related the goblin never one to just follow the crowd like that, then adding "...moreover, omitting the paragraph shortens the post too, where what's the second thing someone notes when coming across a post on a forum, just "its length" after "whose post" I imagine...", where clearly each line that the goblin then added to the text, especially those space-lines now, brought him just that line closer to that dreaded tl;dr limit that would cost him his read for his presumptions, where not all readers on forumland were as generous concerning post length those writertypes hoped, thus his smile then grew into a mischievous grin with his final words here "...ah but do I ever ask you or anyone else for that matter to write like me here, but then again such oddities are often better remembered in their absence than the correct way to write is..." whereupon the goblin then added a paragraph, between the text and the picture below of course, just to thank xxxxx for having welcomed him without so much as a welcome even


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off season and the goblin's somewhat numberous days off had piled up to the point where he had to rotate bistros lest heaven forbid they thought him someone unemployed, relating "...yes funny how one cares what other people think where if they're anything like me there not thinking of others much, instead they're just letting be and playing invisible at best...", in fact, that wasn't true neither as the goblin often tried to figure folks out, just people watching in the bistro again, something he extended to the news too, guessing what it was from what he saw, he restarted "...now, I imagine this to be a bit before your time Mohican, but herod the great took over judea through killing off those in the religious oligarchy who opposed him while bribing those who supported him, and all at the behest of the roman emperor who had taken a liking to herod, and although this is not exactly the same thing I know, an odd parallel can be drawn seeing the oligarchy in saudi is now being displaced by this one rex nemorensis amongst them, where desperate times do call for desperate measures, and where these are clearly acts of desperation too, well when one compares them with what would normally happen in saudi I mean...", in fact, the goblin was following american politics too, but the goings'on of the little swamp creatures hardly held his attention now, nor did north korea neither, ah no, saudi was only show in town tonight, the real show both on the news and off, or perhaps it was just an evil circus whose tent had ominously appeared overnight for all to attend, yes the goblin was strangely drawn to that circus and its rex nemorensis calling the shots as it were


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"...welcome to writersbeat formally known as writeholics anonymous..." went the goblin adding "...look, contrary to any misgivings you might hold, folks here aren't that bad really, only that amongst their number you might come across the odd writertype or two, yes sorry about that, old habit dies hard and they're trying to stop promise, well anyway, because of this you might find yourself quite unprepared for some impromptu encounter of sorts, but let me help you now, where of course the secret is so stay calm and simply ask yourself "what would donald trump do in my place", while backing away slowly before running off, and yet if you feel more comfortable in female shoes then you could always ask yourself instead "what would hillery clinton do at this point" thus giving you that fortitude to desist from the temptation of writing that later becomes so addictive, hope this helps then...", in fact, the goblin might have exaggerated the situation somewhat, yet somehow he knew that "lapsing into writing" could happen even to the best of people, and not just to those who posted here now


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Welcome to the forum Fleamailman. Getting cold in Switzerland around now I guess. Bern? Zurich? From whence doth thou hail?
"...yes geneva is cooling down indeed but it never gets as cold, nor real cold neither, as in those cities you mention there..." replied the goblin thanking the hipo for welcoming him now, then adding "...but perhaps I shouldn't decide your persona here, maybe you'd like to be some other creature than a hipo now, it's just that most folks don't bother to remember usernames, and where those writers depending solely upon their pen-names defeat the whole purpose of being here to be remembered here I imagine, whereas a persona like hipo for you and a goblin for me just sinks into their memory and can't be forgotten however much they try to...", and yes it was another day off in the bistro again, the old man with the goblin was seated opposite the table where a little girl held an enormous bun like a baton while evidently her father likewise held a beer in reply, they're waiting as told to and not much a conversation ensues, no clearly they been told to wait there and amuse themselves till the mother returns with the shopping from the coop next door, and the goblin too could that sense that the old man was remembering back while looking on, so the goblin just waved his index finger at him sternly with a "no don't do that" gesture, as the old man looked back at the goblin, smiled his apology with those heavy eyes of his, and then typed on at whatever he was typing at, so the goblin turned back to the hipo now, saying "...sorry about him then, it's just that one has to protect the old from their memories, where that's ever my role here I guess, and if he didn't have me to reassure everyone, most would say he was a bit knocked off too...", the old man's fingers didn't even flinch form his keyboard at that utterance, no it was just normal as it were, where normal could be so individualistic too


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"...we can all make posting uncomfortable for each other..." ventured the goblin, continuing "...but then instead of doing imaginative posts we'll end up doing defensive ones as if looking over our shoulders each time, so wouldn't it be better to focus yourself forward now, your choice I guess, I've made mine though..."
I disagree. I like a little tension, conflict and drama on forum discussions. Sometimes I purposely post in ways that will draw it out. Not only does it make it fun and amusing, I always learn things about people and how they think and respond, which only increases my knowledge of human nature. For only when people are squeezed does their true character's come to the forefront, and that's when I learn something which would have been lost without the conflict.
"...naah, can't see humans ever opening up by that means of conflict you mention there, if anything their posts become even more stunted by that need to defend themselves instead, I mean I should know I'm on trolls forum often enough precisely because writers forum are too forgiving in their encouragement to offer a true appraisal I suspect, nor do the readers here resemble the average person who won't read at length neither, but what gets written on this forum is worth reading since it is more than those stunted troll posts one does under fire from one's critics..." mused the goblin in part agreeing though, then adding "...however, do you ever see any good, or deep, or moving writings on trolls forums, no you don't do you now, why so, because their focus becomes "what will the others think" and "how will they react" too, the fruit of that mindset you're suggesting perhaps, rather than the writers focus here of "what's my plot and let my pen take me there now"...", in fact, the goblin had mentioned that this thread would get hijacked, and the goblin apologized that what he had written cast no light upon text first written in the thread as should be, instead it was just this hijack now, then restarting "...my livewriter self comes out in what you read of me without critic, my troll self comes out when you confront me by what I have written, two sides of the same coin perhaps, but I think that of the two sides it's the writer's side of my nature that you wish to read of me most..."


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early morning now, but the goblin upon reading the above noted that he rarely drank anything much beyond his coffee then, at most the very occasional glass of swiss white wine with the odd evening meal perhaps, yet coffee was clearly his drug of choice throughout, he ingested it to good effect as if continuously, where those effects were his geared up mind and being more physically awake too, even if he suspected that coffee like most drugs eventually poisoned one, worth it though, as life was not about longevity anyway, any more than writing was about those afore mentioned external rewards if one was aiming to be honest with oneself here, just it was one's journey to self at best, then relating "...so I write under the influence of coffee, yet I could just as equally say that I drink coffee under the influence of writing, just two sides of the same coin isn't it, being that state of awareness that one writes carefully down what one's dreamstate envisages up, the one playing off the other, the first experiencing something the other then recording it, but in truth it's never anything more than a coffee with a pen to an imagined audience, yet the alternative is to be anchored to one's reality again, so I'm a "pen-coffee" drug user like this, and where all drugs whether they be stimulants to stimulate one or sedatives to sedate one are just a means of escape, after all this "reading" is your means of escape too, your drug as it were, to which I'm sorry now for I return you to your dailylife again..."


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please can I have a hug because I’ve been working so hard for so long now simply not to give up and that takes huge effort for no return
...I have been following your posts, and will gladly hug you now..." smiled the goblin who apart from writersbeat hadn't been online much, while suspecting too that if he didn't know better he'd probably think that god was scratching his head for the tiny specs of white falling outside, adding "...I miss my work now, it's somewhat seasonal and I can't complain...", in fact, the goblin's mind was more on sheikh muhammad Munajid fatwa of "death to mickey mouse" and how mickey mouse, like his real life counterpart too, was very hard to kill off, smiling "...the more you try to kill something the more it lives on still, so it's best let something die on its own accord than give it even more life by trying to suppress it...", where christmas was just around the corner now, the goblin just smiled at the thought, saying "...didn't the puritans in england ban christmas amongst so many other things back then, till finally they too alienated their then subjugated congregation who after twenty year expelled them in a backlash of indulgence called the glorious revolution...", perhaps then, an enforced belief ran against what god meant by freewill to choose, where what starts out with the death of mickey ends with whom then alice or dorothy or every other fictional character there is out there then, sighing "...naah, there is only darkness at the end of that tunnel, mind you I don't like mickey neither, but I have more principles than to stand in his way like that, let him live even if he doesn't deserve to really..."


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once more the land of nod had dumped the unprepared goblin back into his dailylife again as he watched the old man wash shave and then dress before fueling up on caffeine and turning up here online to see what others had posted, then spotting xxxxx with a smile overtaking his face while offering up his hand for her to hold, saying "...walk with me won't you, where yes it's best to remain anonymous here if you want to explore that alter-ego of yours, I mean what's the point of all this freedom here if you then go and cramp your style by introducing those unprovable details that might not be you at all...", yet writertypes were oft apt to be their own worst enemies in that sense since the reader wanted their fiction alone, and how that unprovable reality of theirs got in the way each time, smiling "...btw a post is not a post until it is a repost, where all you have to do my dear human, that is if I may be so bold as to call you one now, is post in a cycle of air/edit/backup, where everything can then be hewed out better in the repost of it the next time around...", the goblin paused, looked up a xxxxx for a moment and then broke in another smile in his relating "...here online the author and the work are really two sides of the same coin aren't they, moreover you're surrounded by all these readers too, so all you have do is dissolve the distinction and thus you become your own plot as it were, and from there on one entices them towards your pen by your posts...",whereupon he turned his vision back to the path he was on as if pulling xxxxx enthusiastically onwards, saying "...we're so few amongst the many amongst the millions out there, but whatever it is, and wherever it goes too, it's all one journey to self while it lasts, but me in my moment here I wrote for here alone, naah I'm not some dead book to be read elsewhere, I'm by your side still, and you just have to see me now..."


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("...thanks for posting Kev, I wish more folks would do so, I didn't mean this thread to be mine alone, where if we pool our efforts it will offer diversity, where if not it's at least help these readers get to know their authors here..." smiled the goblin thinking the forum was on the ups now)

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she had meant to say in her daily life. One day at a time. Would you prefer me gone here btw? Are you simply waiting for me to die. xxxxx didn’t think so but she could be gone in an instant if he preferred it so because she trusted him and without a common understanding the connection lost all interest to her.
"...been here before, for you can post as often as you like, and I will still be here, but I can only do a post a day at most, and sometimes not even that then..." smiled the goblin returned as if to prove it now, then adding "...and always there's this journey to self to be had by it, whether rich or poor, sick or well, alone or with others, simply there's one's dailylife around one and this journey to self within...", where journey to death sounded too morbid by half, not that it wasn't that too, only that "death" was subjective whereas "self" was objective thus the goblin chose "self" as a goal over "death" which was the outcome, he restarted "...one lifetime to find oneself in, hell who cares if one's posts are good bad or just whatever then, simply either one posts on or one falls silent, no other choice really, where alas my nature does not permit me such liberty of choice there, ah no for back I return to myself each time, yet each time I do that "self" of myself is just a little further on from where it was before, so leave that dailylife of your there awhile, instead join me now to find yourself once more..."


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"...think nothing of it, I want you to succeed where you deserve success don't you..." smiled the goblin more interested in other people's worlds than his own now, after all the old man was just that then, old indeed, where most people still thought old folks as "passed their sell by date", relating "...and to be honest with you, apart from the old man there, I'm not sure that I can relate to someone old either, where dailylife is full of consequences regarding any wrong decisions one might make, so one hides in full view as it were, however forumland breeds trolls precisely because those dailylife penalties do not exist here, why, because being here online one is just a persona of an alter ego behind it, so welcome to the masked ball of forumland now, choose your mask well though, dance lightly too, because this dance is what they'll remember you by..."
Thank you for the kind thought Flea. But I don't understand your posts. Whats this about goblins and old men and masked balls? Very strange or is it just me that finds this bewildering?
"...well, suffice to say that the goblin himself is the persona of the alter-ego that is behind it, where the old man gives hims full sway here since he'd like to know what his alter-ego is like really, whereas "forumland" is just this collection of unprovable personas who post across forums like this, I mean I'm on many forums across the internet, come to think of it one of those personas would be you now, yes you're a persona here xxxxx, and all your details, even your photo too doesn't prove your reality to anyone, how can those details prove anything in what is after all this virtual reality between us, and then back to the old man again, well let's just say that he's just someone who seems to type away in background whenever the goblin talks, he comes along for the ride so to speak but remains silent online, conversely he could be what one would see of the goblin in his dailylife, well if you'd care to believe me now, can't prove it though..." replied the goblin thanking xxxxx for her interest, and then adding "...um...., since you now understand that each poster across forumland is just a persona of themselves here, then why not also conclude that a persona is another word for a mask then, xxxxx is your mask here and a most convincing commendable mask it is too, now since you're a woman and I'm a man, would you care to dance with me now, meaning that this forumland is really a masked ball if ever there was one...", to which the goblin held out his hand for that dance now, smiling "...only dorks think that that it's still posting here about some book writing elsewhere, far from it, as more readers read your posts directly than most anything else today, and all you have to do xxxxx is turn your posts into your writings for them...", the music was the vampire's waltz, the old man let the goblin dance in his place tonight, and boy how that goblin could dance that night away, the old man almost lost himself just looking at him go, little wonder then why goblins weren't be trusted really

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"...ironic isn't it, that on a thread dedicated to intersexual relations, we actually conclude that the is no gender online, becoming what perhaps, interpersona relations instead, as clearly everyone posting here is only claiming to be male or female as part of their unprovable personas..." agreed the goblin turning the previous masked ball into a speakeasy now even if those masked were still in place though, then asking the girl behind the counter if she served coffee and donuts, a jukebox sat in the corner and instinctively the goblin dipped his hand down into his pocket to place a nickle in the slot to choose something from his own past, asking "...who's it to be then, they're mostly dead though, but I can take you back there in an instant, I just have to press the button for you..." and somehow the titles read like tombstones, just those names again and their moments too, smiling "...ah yes, this one then "julee cruise's falling", most nostalgic wouldn't you agree...", as the goblin then sat on a high stool at the counter and proceeded to dunk a doughnut into his coffee looking alternatively between Connie and brianpatrick, relating "...readers are fickle creatures with minds that always build up a fictional world from whatever we present to them, they're both grateful or indifferent depending, so we're just escape artist to them, we provide them with their escape, trouble is though that we don't escape like they do, no they move on to the next plot yet we're still here stuck with the present plot acting itself out in ours heads as it were, why so, because what you write writes you back of course, it's the cost of this writing addiction for us, the price we pay eventually...", the sugared donut warmed by its coffee dunk seemed better for the company he was sharing, the goblin for his part knew that he needed those readers as a backdrop to his plot each time, sighing "...guess I can't perform till I'm onstage..."

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"...publishers, still have lots of would be authors offering them their works, but to be quite honest with you readers aren't reading like before, or more truthfully aren't reading in the way they were reading before, since this internet here has cut into their marketshare by offering them "direct published works" instead without those set hoops and hurdles that publishers require, so you might want to offer those publishers something of yourself after you have first made a name for yourself online, where if those publisher's then reject you after that, well you can go over their heads to their readers directly as many an author is doing today, but books as they have been to date are too long for most folks online who prefer "short interactive content" instead, that would be like posts perhaps, perhaps not then, we'll see..." mentioned the goblin then adding "...so one idea might be to do your online work in episodes with cliffhangers, much like in a weekly victorian journal perhaps, why, because it's hard to steal something if its ending is missing, plus it builds up one's readership directly keeping those readers in the lurch if one has such a knack, but then another idea would be for you to recite one of your books into an audiobook on youtube there, it's low cost, and one just needs to practice the parts, where you could then add a paypal link below it too...", not that the goblin understood any of this stuff himself, smiling "...naah, such thoughts would never have crossed my mind I promise..."


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"...is it because you're an attorney that you post that exact same post three times across this forum..." smiled the goblin remembering how he had welcomed xxxxx out of expectation but now those doubts were fast setting in, adding "...either way I really shouldn't help you in private as you ask, not if you won't be part of this forum first, I mean most folks come here both to exhibit their own works, and to read the works of others too, and thereby to learn both from the mistakes and their corrections, whereas I wouldn't be helping humanity at large if I were only helping you alone off the forum, where it's not fair on those who put themselves out there here to be corrected, nor does that offer readers anything to go by on this forum neither, but worst of all it doesn't teach anyone bar yourself anything at all...", but that was just the goblin for you, he in his selfishness didn't do anything for anyone, he did his all for everyone mostly himself though, then adding "...while I'm here there must be no elsewhere, for if you want to be read, then first you must be here for your readers, then it's something like pulling them towards your pen while you still have their attention..."


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anna sat quietly in the extraordinary moonlight watching the nasturtiums bobbing about cloaked in the leaves of autumn cocooned by mid winter as flea busied himself in his thoughts. ‘See, we’re all vulnerable flea, you and me and them, and her who needs a hug. And we’re all small and infinitely fragile in the grand scheme of things - it just shows itself in different ways and on vastly different scales.’ The faith she thought, if any were necessary, was in accepting that none of us can claim anymore strength or saftey or mental resilience than their neighbour really, no one was smarter despite appearances. ‘But the more you can achieve and accomplish in the togetherness of it all by sharing, the less it all mattered to self and the easier it became to instinctively trust in a sort of common universal good-enough over that alternative universal need to grasp, to rate worth and pigeon hole accordingly. I could have it all wrong and I can’t ever be certain but that doesn’t matter neither does it flea? It doesn’t matter to me. You don’t mind my foibles neither do you because those are universally true too, I’m just like anyone really, ever ordinary, all in this mess together, just muddling through.’ she whispered slowly. And he turned and saw that she slept.

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