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Messages - The Legendary Shark

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Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 22 May, 2019, 07:06:00 pm »

Ha, thanks, guys.

Hoping to be back on the words before long.

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 21 May, 2019, 12:14:15 pm »

Thanks, chaps :)

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 18 May, 2019, 12:40:13 pm »

I haven't been able to write anything for months. All my enthusiasm's gone :(

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 17 May, 2019, 01:00:18 am »

That's very wise, FS, thank you!

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 16 May, 2019, 11:10:25 pm »

I've never owned my own place. Even now, I live in somebody else's shed.

The worst part is that I can't figure out whether this makes me a winner or a loser...

General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 16 May, 2019, 11:04:59 pm »

Jeez, Cybes, that proper sucks. Please remember, though, that it's not you who is failing. You are honouring your parents and helping your brother - win, lose or draw, that is absolutely not failure.

I know the forces ranged against you seem implacable and, speaking as a man who stood against them (for vastly different reasons), I have to say that they are. On a level playing field there'd be a chance, but they cheat. In my humble opinion, you have three choices: fight them, do as they say or beg for mercy. Start with begging, it probably won't work but it'll buy you time. Then do as they say, as far as you can (negotiate, negotiate, negotiate - and, above all else, remain calm and respectful), you might come up with a deal in the process but it buys you more time to see how they work and research solutions. Last resort is to fight them using what you've learned. But remember the old adage, "if you draw your sword against the king, throw away the scabbard." If it gets to a fight, odds are that you've already lost - so be prepared for that.

I fought the powers (for vastly different reasons) and now I live in a shed. I lost virtually everything. But I would do it again - differently, perhaps, but I'd do it again. Yet I did it for selfish reasons, because I was dissatisfied and curious, and nobody relied on me - except a Jack Russel, who is a good dog capable of being adopted. I only had myself to hurt, and I did.

You have your brother to think about. That makes your struggle infinitely more valid than mine, and infinitely more important. Avoid the fight if you can. Eat humble pie and bow and scrape and negotiate, negotiate, negotiate. You'll never win but you might force a stalemate, like Data playing the Strategema Master.

If you need any support, I reckon the folks hereabouts wouldn't mind firing off the odd email to relevant parties. If you need any advice then do feel free to pm or email me - but do bear in mind that the Council threw all my stuff away and I live in a shed.

For vastly different reasons.

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 16 May, 2019, 07:03:54 pm »

Glad you're on the up, Hawkie.

News / Re: Strontium Dog Without Wagner or Ezquerra
« on: 16 May, 2019, 01:05:01 pm »

How about Wild West War Stories?

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 16 May, 2019, 10:14:27 am »


Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 13 May, 2019, 09:27:51 pm »

Sounds a bit tense, JBC. Any chance you can win 'em over with a beer?

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 13 May, 2019, 07:11:27 pm »

Maybe I'll give it a try. I do love my Mint, though.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 13 May, 2019, 04:25:44 pm »

Never tried it - any good?

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 13 May, 2019, 10:02:07 am »

Not since I went over to Linux Mint.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 11 May, 2019, 12:31:12 pm »

Does he have a history of racism? I have no idea because I don't follow such celebrities.

If he does, why was he not sacked earlier and if he doesn't, why does one stupid joke demand his immediate sacking in this case?

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 09 May, 2019, 10:20:32 am »

I think it's deeper than that, somehow.

As I said, it's just a feeling.

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