Forum posts made by bri54

Topic New Member
Posted 10 May 2013 03:04

Skimming over the threads, saw your welcomes so decided to drop in and say Hiya. So. Hiya. heh heh, Bri.

Topic New Member
Posted 20 Apr 2013 15:54

Hey, Maggie is it?(If I may?) (waves back) What you up to? Hope you're scribbling. I've been on another site I go to, for most of the day, but have been writing me stuff as well. B

Topic At Rumple's request: Discussion of 'The Belle of Catawba Street'
Posted 19 Apr 2013 15:22

Sorry for coming so late to this particular party, but I have the perfect excuse of only being on here for a week now.

Hmm?

Wherever racism(R) rears its ugly head, you'll get a reaction for or against. Hopefully the latter. As someone who's suffered over the years, thru direct and indirect R, let me tell you I loved your story! Anything/anyone that deems itself/themselves too big for parody deserves over and beyond what's normal in my opinion. The best way, other than violence,(which to my mind never solves anything) to really let these parasitic creatures know how we feel about their inherrent stupidity, is to laugh or lampoon them. This is what you've done here with your marvellous story. If I could score you 10 for your preface, story, and content, then it would be the easiest 10 I could ever give. I'm not aiming this comment at anyone in particular, because by its very existence here, this story invites comments whether for it or against it.

Let me be more precise. I've suffered, repeat, suffered due to this R. I've had to fight my whole life through it. I've even had to defend my two daughters who, in anyone elses view, are white. Yet because of who their Father is(me), they've suffered. I haven't heard about people suffering, thru second hand information. I haven't seen evidence of it on the news and sympathised with the poor people this happens to. I've suffered. My family have suffered. I learned, eventually the hard way, the best way to beat racism is to laugh at it. Back in the 70's Mel Brookes showed the way forward, by lampooning the crass stupidity, ignorance and holier-than-thou attitude of R.

So let me say, any story like this that grabs R by its stupid head and shoves it up its own ignorant arse is brilliant in my book! If you have more, bring em on. Your writing in this was flawless. I can't congratulate you enough for this one. Seriously impressed. Best regards. Bri.

N.B. You all may be wondering why I've chosen to represent racism as R like this? It's because I've wrote it hundreds and hundreds of times over the years through articles in local papers and letters that it hurts my fingers typing it. That's all. Thanks, Bri.

I hope this hasn't offended anyone at all here. This isn't aimed at anyone. I just feel so strongly about this, especially as the shoe is on the other foot, as it were, and my karma is finally coming back round to kick R's arse. B.

Topic New Member
Posted 19 Apr 2013 06:20

Thanks. Great pic. Love the colours and the atmosphere. She's ok as well. Not too sure bout the lion unless it's Aslan. Bri.

Topic End of the Line
Posted 19 Apr 2013 05:13

Yet despite all of your noble efforts. I'm now at the end of the line. Yippee!

Topic New Member
Posted 19 Apr 2013 03:57

Songs sung at Westoe Colliery

"I am a week-end miner, and I'm rich as I can be
I've worked a hundred extra shifts
But I'm always home in time for tea."

heh heh.

Topic New Member
Posted 18 Apr 2013 04:33

Gawd! I'm bored! Someone write something. Entertain me! hee hee.

Topic New Member
Posted 17 Apr 2013 15:30

Nice to finally make your acquaintences(that sooooo isn't spelled right! hee hee) Am off now to the "critique" thread. See you's "out there." Bri. x

Topic New Member
Posted 17 Apr 2013 03:25

Hello all. Brian here. Bri to my friends. Enjoying the site and the surrounding creativity. (For once, I'm lost for words, can't think of owt to say) hee hee. Will leave it there and see who says hello? Hell we may even get a good chat going. Resp, Bri.

Topic A Message to Authors
Posted 12 Apr 2013 10:32

Thank you for the easy-to-understand guidelines. I'll try to keep behind them. Bri.