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Old 01-01-2017, 12:08 PM   #851 (permalink)
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And the strange case of Jade City.
I'm not trying to be nasty here, but starting a journal when you have not even twice the recommended post count to do so is perhaps a little ambitious. Perhaps not; I've seen people with single-digit post counts go straight into journal mode, and in fact, chances are that I did the same thing: arriving here (both the first time in 2008 and my return in 2011) my first stop was the Journals Section. However I started my first journal (ah, was I ever that young that I only had one journal?) with the full intention of making a go of it, and nobody can say I didn't achieve that goal.

Jade City, on the other hand, well ... I think the statistics below tell their own story. I believe this ill-fated attempt at a journal is an example of one of the causes that ends up with a journal not being carried through, as in, Jade City surely had the intention to do this but either quickly became bored with, forgot about it or, who knows, left the forum, as I don't see any posts from him in the last year or so. As you can see from the data, he spent exactly two days on his new journal, abandoning it on day two. Sigh.

So this is his legacy, and as the details below show, it isn't sadly much of one.

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Journal title: Jade's Journal yh (Don't ask me: maybe it was a typo...)
Author: Jade City
Born: February 23 2015
Total views: 568
Total posts: 5
Posts (by author): 3
Actual posts by author (ie not just replies to comments): 3
Died: February 24 2015
Graveyard Ranking: Not even a marker; overgrown with reeds and rushes, decorated with crushed beer cars and broken bottles, and littered with cigarette butts and papers. Somewhere, an owl hoots. It's the only thing in the graveyard that gives one.

And finally, because I don't want to end on a sour note, a new section:

Funniest Post

of the Week!

This can be anything: a one-liner, a clever insult, a sharp rejoinder, a joke, a witty observation; whatever tickles me and makes me laugh about something someone posted. This week's inaugural winner is ... da da da daaaahhhh!

For this little sexual innuendo from Ki's Music Hall.
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And that, my friends (well, you're not really my friends. Let's just call you ... people I met, and leave it at that, hey?) is where we come to the end of the first update for 2017. Looking forward to lots of new things happening this year, especially from me. You have been warned!

Till next week,
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:15 PM   #852 (permalink)
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And finally, because I don't want to end on a sour note, a new section:

Funniest Post

of the Week!

This can be anything: a one-liner, a clever insult, a sharp rejoinder, a joke, a witty observation; whatever tickles me and makes me laugh about something someone posted. This week's inaugural winner is ... da da da daaaahhhh!

For this little sexual innuendo from Ki's Music Hall.

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wow, i am touched.
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:26 PM   #853 (permalink)
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wow, i am touched.
Well, just remember who's calling you funny.
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:30 PM   #854 (permalink)
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i don't care. i'm still funnier than you. my dick jokes will always be superior to your.... jokes if you can even call them that. go back to your pokewars.
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and there's really no competition. In a single post, innerspaceboy makes us all both seethe with jealousy and wonder what bank he robbed to be able to furnish such an incredible personal space?
(I'm just linking the post here, as I think I will in future, rather than reproduce the whole thing. Makes more sense, especially in this case).
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Old 01-08-2017, 02:32 PM   #856 (permalink)
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Good news first, not just for the Journals section but for all of the forum: Pet_Sounds has decided to rejoin us, after almost as long a hiatus from here as I took. Welcome back, man, and hope to see The Scrap Heap back in business soon.


Bit thin on the ground this week though: other than my unruly gang of assorted journals, there are only five of you updating. Surely this situation can be addressed? Guys? Guys? Well, have it your own way. Of those who are bothering, you may read below. If you have a journal and have not updated, I hope their efforts make you feel suitably ashamed and eager to redress the situation post haste. In other words, get the ****ing lead out.

1blankmind kicks us off (almost literally!) with another Brant Bjork album and a lot of stuff about wrestlers, one of which is a rapper, I believe. Mercy! Catch it all where 1blankmind Does Whatever He Damn Well Pleases.

Seems innerspaceboy is now not only our resident vinyl guru, but is fast becoming our headphones guru. Send your requirements to Sounds from Innerspace and we'll discuss my commission later, man...

Machine+: A Barren Land of Ego Induced Rants and Musical Appreciation is where you'll find Machine's list of albums he's listened to so far this year, including Kalahari Surfers and Vektor.

There's gonna be a solicitor's letter headin' your way, Plankton! The Anti-Metal Playlist of Life, indeed! Where's my copyright lawyer? What do you mean, he's been dead for four years? Ah. I was wondering where the smell was coming from. Well, don't just stand there! Get me a new lawyer! A living one! And then send a strongly-worded letter here Planktons - What The Hell Am I Listening To?


Tristan's Sob Story: A Journey Through Emo and Power Punk has Saves the Day, Bad Astronaut and Direct Hit.

One of my old journals resurface this week, and there's another one on the way back next week. But first, we're continuing our voyage through the music of Robert Wyatt in The Playlist of Life --- Trollheart's resurrected Journal while RPI is going strong over at Racing the Clouds Home: Trollheart's Prog Rock Journal with Unreal City, then it's welcome back (maybe) to The Couch Potato: Trollheart's Televisual and Cinematic Emporium as we catch up with Babylon 5 and the boys from Supernatural. Zappa and Floyd are the subjects under consideration in I know what I like: Trollheart's History of Progressive Rock and Progressive Metal. Finally, we're seeing how the Black Death and the War of the Roses affected Ireland in Four Green Fields: Trollheart's History of Ireland.

Time for another dreary tramp through

and this time I want to look at a journal which, on the face of it, looked as if it had some real thought put into it. Well, let's be fair: it did have some thought put into it. Its author obviously intended doing this thing properly, as you can tell from the opening lines: “I have been thinking about doing this for a while now, and I think it's time I got this journal started.” It did indeed start well for FrigginParadox, but sadly did not last very long. I don't know what went wrong – whether FP just decided it was too much work, had too much real-world stuff to deal with, left the site, just lost interest – there could be a hundred reasons why someone starts a journal, with the greatest of intentions, and then lets it slide till they either forget about it or lose faith in it, but this one did not last long, which is a pity. But sometimes – quite often, sadly – that's the way it goes. Which is why I always say, if you think starting a journal is a good idea, ask yourself this question: are you prepared to commit the time and energy to it that a journal needs? Nobody is saying you need to update very week, or even every month, but regular updates not only keep your journal visible and therefore read by more people, they also (in my case, and I know in the case of others too) give you the impetus to keep going, especially when your work is being read. Maybe the fact that FP only got one response to his journal sheds some light on the reasons why he junked it, but he only gave it just over a week before jacking it in. Hardly enough time to gauge what its success would be. Oh well, I guess we'll never know.

The Nostalgic Time Line of Paradox and Music

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Journal title: The Nostalgic Timeline of Paradox and Music
Author: FrigginParadox
Born: July 23 2013
Total views: 651
Total posts: 5
Posts (by author):4
Actual posts by author (ie not just replies to comments): 3
Died: August 2 2013
Graveyard Ranking: One single red rose is laid on the gravestone once a year in July, in respect to the journal's birth. The shadowy figure is not really what you'd describe as Loathsome, but he remembers being the only one to comment before the journal died, and he keeps its memory alive.



I'm sure it will do his ego no end of good to refer to his journal as one I, and others, miss, and his likely response would be “I am great and I update when I please so suck it peasants” or something similar, but come on! How long has it been since we heard from the classic

The Batcave: Where The Batlord Sits On His Bat-Throne Plotting His Bat-Schemes I ask you? Well I'll tell you: over three years, that's how long! The last entry of any consequence Batty made was in August of 2013!

Now come on: surely we all remember that heartbreaking scene when our heroes, high atop a mountain pass, watched in helpless horror as Joey Belladonna accidentally lost Batty's cigarettes over the side? Or when the guys debated the merits of Black Sabbath albums? And what about Gunrdid, or whatever her name was, Batty? Did you ever make an honest woman of her? Would we expect you to? Last time we heard of The Return of the Kings of Metal they were trapped, if I remember, by Tipper Gore and her bloodthirsty cult who worshipped the severed head of Varg Vikernes! Man, you can't leave us hanging like this. What if Tolkien had said, after finishing The Hobbit, “I should really flesh out this story but you know, **** it, I have Xbox to play.”? We need closure, man, we need closure! Can we tempt you?

(To be continued. Maybe.)

And don't think you're escaping my gentle wrath either, YorkeDaddy! I'll have a lot to say to you next week, so be warned.

That's it for this week gang. More next week.
Till then,Toodles!
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Old 01-08-2017, 02:37 PM   #857 (permalink)
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You mean like how he never finished The Silmarillion?
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There's gonna be a solicitor's letter headin' your way, Plankton! The Anti-Metal Playlist of Life, indeed! Where's my copyright lawyer? What do you mean, he's been dead for four years? Ah. I was wondering where the smell was coming from. Well, don't just stand there! Get me a new lawyer! A living one! And then send a strongly-worded letter here
That's where I heard that before. Ah well, I'll split the royalties 70/30.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:03 PM   #860 (permalink)
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