Did someone say "literary punch-up"?
I know why MW thought this was not funny,
There's no secret. I thought it wasn't funny because it wasn't funny.
Quote: JaggedoneI had a dig at his non-stop interference!
Yes, it's interesting that you think you have to keep dropping references to Mark and myself into your stories. There's so much
to write about. Why don't you stop writing about us? Still, whatever it was, it wasn't
Your story struck me as an example of one that wasn't funny, and I was involved in a mini-discussion with Sean and Geoff about another story that Geoff said contained no humour. I wanted to show him a story that, I thought, really
didn't contain any humour.
No, my spoof was not 'funny' in the context of sit com humor. However, the backbone of the spoof was to assure people that the threat of global terrorism, just because we have covid, is not gone. Barbarism, mistreatment and despicable acts from such terrorist groups are still among us, and here on the spoof, my intention was, in a 'humorous' manner to make readers aware of the very point!!
Ah, I knew it! I was sure there was something I was missing; some deeper point; some message; some awareness-making, and that it wasn't just changing the words of a Procul Harum (Harem, I think you said) song, to include the imagery of a beheading.
I should have known. Sorry.
Non-stop Trumpism's make me puke, he is a mega asshole, the whole world knows that, this subject has run its course a thousand times, especially by our US friends. The Covid pandemic is a sensitive subject, not much to say about that apart from taking the piss out of Trump and BOJO in their utter ineptitude to deal with the crisis, OK done and dusted that subject.
Anybody want a waffle?
So, instead, I go out on a tangent, write a, IMHO, humorous warning about the disgusting acts of such terrorist groups and get slaughtered by the one and only Harry Maguire specialist
We talked about this already. Don't you remember? I said that another writer complained to me about how many Harry Maguire stories I'd done. His name is Abel Rodriguez. I think you two are friends. There was a touch of irony about the whole episode, because he writes a lot of stories about President Trump, and, I thought, many more than I wrote about Harry. I looked at his last 100 stories, and counted how many of them were about Trump, and I looked at my last 100, and counted Harry stories.
Thirteen (13) of my stories were about Harry; forty-six (46) of his were about Trump. There were others about Melania, Eric, and White House insiders and so on, but I thought I'd be lenient, and just count the ones tbat specifically had President Trump in the headline.
I honestly hope that I don't have to bang on about this again, but, if I do, I suppose there's always 'copy and paste'.
who manages to hit the popular spoof buttons with every spoof he writes entertaining his 'thousands of readers' (How the fuck he does it is beyond me)
If you're referring to the number of points I have, I would hazard a guess that it is the number
of stories that I have written, rather than their literary quality
, or lack thereof.
The same thing applies to anyone who constantly scores highly. Just ask your friend..
MW, you are a well known perpetrator of bad feelings here, many superb writers left because of your seemingly 'important' position, that's a fact! In fact, many have told me how much they 'hate' you!
There should be a full stop after the word 'here', then an upper case 'M'.
They left because of my 'important' position? And it's a fact?
Before you do, define 'many'.
Then define 'fact'
me? Listen, Les - is it OK to call you Les? - they don't know me
. They only think
they do, because of my comments in the forum. You mean to say, they hate the responses they get when I try to adhere to the site's rules? Or because I have to reject a story for some reason? Or, perhaps, because their stories, when submitted, appear as if a 5-year-old, whose first language isn't English, has typed them out in a darkened room, and I've asked them to have another look before I edit it.
Maybe they needed thicker skin.
Name them anyway. I'm curious.
Mark really should get someone in who can do the job in a more objective manner,
Like yourself? Ask him. What's the worst he could say?
No, wait. Don't.
and you sir, should only be allowed to continue your Maquire specials.
Maquire? Who's he? Maguire?
JO, I welcomed you back. What's in the past, is in the past, as far as I'm concerned. But it seems that you want to carry on in the same way that ended up with you taking a break.
First, you started a thread asking how to download your "legal property", and were already on the offensive. You started the tbread with:
I never wish to return here, but...
We knew, then, you were on your way.
Eventually, you got your contact with Mark, but, instead of trying to be calm, you filled up another thread with remembrances of 'how great it used to be' with "a plethora of great Brit writers" whose names you couldn't recall. You even found time to drag ME into it, calling me Mark's "cohort", without me even having appeared in the thread.
I think we sensed then, that things weren't right.
Then you came back, and, before your feet are under the table, you're attacking K.C. Bell for her stories which were too much like real news, and the links to her other material at the foot of her articles.
As well as lambasting US writers for their endless Trump stories, little realising that your friend, Abel, is, by far, the most prolific writer of Trump stories. Maybe you should let him know how you feel...
But, getting back to K.C. Bell, the reason her articles use real events, is that she adds her own comments to them. They aren't news stories, they're magazine articles of political commentary, and that's why most - not all - of them go in the Magazine.
And the links? Well, that was easily explained, wasn't it? No need for all those nasty words and phrases that you used:
"This writer gets away with murder..."
"I need an explanation how she get's [sic] away with it"
"Quite incredible, unless she is paying Mark thousands for the pleasure, which I very much doubt."
"I just surfed over to one of your lovely US writer's spoofs and, low [sic] and behold, all of her fucking Amazon book links are plastered all over the bottom of her spoof, just like she does all the time!"
You also told Dr. Billingsgate:
"I despise people abusing their rights here..."
Oh, dear, JO! What a catalogue, a pile, a shedload, an avalanche of errors! And all because hou couldn't wait to find out the truth! I asked you to be patient, but you seem to enjoy being a 'victim', and went steamrollering on with your insults, of which K.C. Bell seems to have remained oblivious.