ClymAngus wrote:Oh look once again I arrive at the party after all the fists have been thrown and the chairs smashed. I'm not taking sides here and I'm way too late to try and hold you two knuckleheads apart. That said we still have a problem;
It wasn't quite that bad. };] I wasn't banned from the board this
time. };] But seriously, Yah-Ta-Hey had a valid point, my writing was no longer appropriate for this board. However, it was the wording that he chose, which triggered my rather acerbic response, etc. But the dust is settled. No hard feelings. Everything is working out fine.
Yah-Ta-Hey wrote:There are young people that read this BB please tone it down.
ClymAngus wrote:This argument is flawed because we're all too concerned watching what might come through the catflap, to remember the bloody great big stable door behind us. I think your over estimating the importance of the boards when compared to the wiki. First time I hit oolite I spent a lot of time on the wiki...... Where all the fiction is and whatever else this maybe, it IS still oolite fiction. The kids are going to see it. Even if you plaster explicit over it, this is going to be (I guarantee) the first thing they are going to click on.
Two things here. First... Yes, kids are going to come running if you tell them not
to. It becomes, not so much a red flag, as it does a neon arrow. Second... From a legal point of view, it must
be "flagged". All it takes is one, single, upset parent, to really make the owners of the wiki miserable.
ClymAngus wrote:BUT artistically it has EVERY right to be there. It is Oolite fiction more Lady Chatterley's Lover, than Goldfinger but Oolite none the less.
This is where, the debate will occur, as it ever has. The definition of art. Unfortunately, it is an not a battle that can be won by either side. I have fought that battle too many times throughout my life, and I am too tired to debate it again. I will leave that up to you. };]
ClymAngus wrote:Also Mr P, it might be inadvisable using extreme examples to illustrate your point around Yah-Ta-Hey, he's just going to see that as a slap in the face. Your going to get criticism here, some of it helpful, some of it not, some of it suggestion, some of it as ultimatum. I know your a good debater, when your not angry. Gotta roll with it man.
}:] Step on my tail, and I bite. To receive pain is to give it. But I think that issue is now resolved. I do however, admit to having a just a smidge of a temper.
ClymAngus wrote:So, if everyone can step away from the moral high horses for a second. Shall we debate this thorny little issue like, I don't know, the mature adults we are? There's still something that needs a solution here.
A far as I am concerned, the dust has settled and the trail is cold. I think I have addressed Yah-Ta-Hey's concerns, as well as enabled myself to write the story I wish to write. Win win.
Will this happen again? Yup. Are others, also pushing against the boundaries? Probably. I haven't had enough free time to really explore the work of the other writers, just a bit here and there. };] But yes, it will happen again. I leave that battle to the younger, or at least, more energetic warriors. };]
ClymAngus wrote:PS: ep 41, transgalactic "dogging", really? All hail the Marquis de Sade of oolite! (Well somebody had to do it, you can trade in guns slaves and narcs. The stories were bound to get a little bit risky some where along the line)
LOFL! In the words of Foghorn Leghorn, "Now wait... I say wait just a doggone minute there son..." I wouldn't say dogging! Dogging is a thing done on purpose, usually involving multiple partners. This was purely accidental, and by the time they realized... well, it's too late to close the door, once the submarine has sunk to the bottom. Now, Spitfire is, a bit of a free spirited exhibitionist, true. But I do try to keep that spirit, one of playfulness, innocents, and the exuberance of youth. Nothing nearly so dark as Monsieur de Sade. (although we have found out, she does like having her bottom spanked... and there is the matter of the little gold rings... hmm... };])
Funny (or not so much) that the running of guns, slaves, and drugs, is quite acceptable, while good, clean, everyday, natural sex... is not. And I want to change the word "slaves" in my game, to "hookers"! };]
See, isn't this nice to be able to make a bunch of comments, and not clutter up the story chapters? };]