Remember, paying attention to someone or talking about them is a form of love. The critic can be good for you if the reader does not like the critic-as in this case. Attention is attention and there is good in all attention. Yeah I've had a bit of red wine.
Paul Robinson came in here to face the fire and gets some credit for that. Maybe he will be better for it. I know I've seen a few people crash, burn and self destruct at this point, yet Paul Robinson is hanging in here fighting and being, so far, civil. That's a good thing. We all love Chris and Hosh and P. R. knows that now. Consider all of the good in all of this. Have a nice weekend.
If I read that correctly, that's an olive branch. Maybe I'm wrong, and that's certainly a genuine possibility. But I've always been an abrasive type and I read that as an attempt to smooth the path, as it were.
In other words: I've had my say; I didn't mean it personally even if I made it so. Hell; I've done that before many times. I'm not defending Paul, because 1) I can't, and 2) he doesn't need me to.
But he's fully capable of being as human as we are. I've criticized his work, for the record. Isn't that why we're here? We certainly aren't here to beat each other off. And both writers in question have been very present to state their position - they seemed to have mild issue with Paul, but no real resentment. But for sure, I cannot speak for them.
I dig Cunningham's and Hosh's book. He doesn't. Rock on.
And how the hell did I get involved with this anyway?
No. (To quote you.) Nobility is only earned, and even then so, not necessarily a fair moniker given the way thing transpired. A moniker such as this can only be bestowed after all is said and done.
What we have here is someone who nearly made us believe him (even if we disagreed with him). He sucked me in, only to reveal his true colors in his last post. When all is over, he has no nobility; only cowardice for walking off with "Bitches!!!" as his parting shot.
A real possibility; ruined by a single word. And such a shame it wasn't a complex one, because, well, that's just the way he would have loved it, isn't it?
I must be a glutton for punishment. Damn, I knew I should have put "bitches" in quotes. It was exactly that, an echo of MJP's post and also an echo of the Bukowski style. I still wish everyone all the best in their writing projects. This is my final post on the forum. Any further comments can be made on the article page. Again, all the best.
of course, i'm from the hard screets of Salt Lake City, Utah, "where bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricks!"
Paul, you shoulda capitalized it to let us know what you meant, and how you meant it (kinda like Chris and Hosho did in their letters).
oh, and if you have to explain what you wrote, you probably didn't do your job as a writer.
I think it's hilarious that mjp can call this guy a "jealous motherfucker" and a "pretentious twat" and it just gets swept under the rug...but when old Paul says the word "bitches" you all go apeshit! Ha ha, what a bunch of hot house orchids!