Re: Well, Here I go ...

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Posted by Diana S. on September 11, 2000 at 16:47:47:

In Reply to: Well, Here I go ... posted by Rich on September 11, 2000 at 15:08:15:

: I can feel the adrenaline pumping and so I really should go take a little jog. Instead, I'm going to post. Your bad luck! :)

: First of all, Vita asked you all to DISCUSS, not to LIKE, the book. A momentous event in the life of a friend ... largely ignored. Not only that, set as it is in the 18th century, it is relevant to the discussion topics of this Board. Am I surprised? Hell no.

: As I mentioned in a post a few days back, I know exactly how Vita feels. Apparently so do others. In the past, we've received E-Mail from individuals who felt slighted because they felt no one ever responded to their posts. Some people take this all very seriously. I never did know what to tell these folks, other than that I could empathize. Take my post of yesterday ... 3 distinct topics that I thought would be of major interest to you all. Discussion generated? 0 Or, my post about this day in history ... the tragic attack on Little Thunder's Brule village. Discussion generated? 1

: What to do? We can guide. We cannot control - This is a recurring issue; I hear myself having said this before - I've learned to live with it. This is something I could elaborate on greatly & it ties in with my rather rambling, apparently pointless, post of 3 Sundays ago ... but, I won't. Instead ...

: I ask the rhetorical question: Has this Board outlived its purpose?


Has this board outlived its purpose? WHAT...What??? Are you kidding. This to me has all been just another day in the life of the board.

I enjoy reading most anything that is posted on this board. Everyone has a distinct style of writing. Some have a VERY distinct style and I LOVE IT ALL. Am I just easy? Maybe! But I hold anything someone has taken the time to think about and then write (which is very different from speaking, since we don't think near enough before doing that sometimes) in the highest esteem, but frequently I, like Nightsky, can't possibly add anything to what's already been said. I just sit back and soak it all in! Maybe I'm not being a responsible enough citizen, and I should let someone know when I appreciate what they've taken the time to compose, because I DO, DO, DO appreciate it.

For instance, your style of writing the Sunday updates is such a warm fuzzy for my week. I rarely add anything, because I'm just sitting here going "Wow, this stuff is all so great". A week without a Sunday update is just plum blue! And another for instance, Elaine has a VERY distinct style of writing. With your prose, Rich, I just kinda get cozy and ramble along with ya, but when I read Elaine's stuff I REALLY have to pay attention and stay alert to keep up with her utter command of the english language. It's like a long run (you know, the one you need to take, go on, lace up those shoes, skedaddle, we'll be right here when you get back), you have to really be focused when you get started, but it sure does feel good when you're done! The MacWilliam Chronicles, another good example of a truly enjoyed, brilliant style of writing. I have been remiss in letting those fellows know HOW MUCH I appreciate their writing. I don't get to spend near the time I'd like, pouring through the chronicles. I AM SO ENVIOUS OF ALL OF YOU! I jus' write (long....i there) like I tawk, and I don't understand half of it myself most of the time, which is probably why I don't open myself up to embarrassment more often.

And Vita, (I know, never start your sentences with *and*, but sometimes you just gotta, and my current English professor said I could ***-big raspberry there) I feel like I hear fairies wings flapping when I read your writing, its very ethereal, but I did feel like I might get a spanking if I didn't get on over to read EW, and once I did I was pleasantly surprised, I enjoyed it VERY much, but I appreciated Chris's and everyone else's opinion also. I think the style of writing was all that was discussed. I think Marie is staggeringly talented and no one can please everyone. Marie WILL find her audience, I'm sure of it. I'll say it again, WHEN CAN I READ CHAPTER TWO? I'm still cold and can't rest until I find out if Martine is OK?

Back to the point at hand...(I hope)...its such a tough thing to communicate without seeing people's eyes and expressions, and so much is lost behind this screen. I, for one, have a hard time expressing what I'm REALLY trying to say (sorta like now), so I often remain quiet, when possibly I shouldn't. But that's just me, and it takes all kinds to make a world. You know, I think we should change the name of MohicanLand to MohicanWorld. There is so much more to this place than most of us know and I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT.

Hey Dana, how about a Mohicanlander's Anonymous meeting at Bumppo's?!!!

Outlived its purpose? PLEASE don't make Doc Mary stop this wagon!!!

Did that make any sense at all? Hope so!
Diana S.

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