Friday, June 03, 2005

Other Than Ranting

Jordan has an informative post up on the latest RWA controversy (see RWA-Sigh, 6/2/05, and let's all nag Jordan to get Permalinks). I was tempted to jump in, but I can't be level-headed about stupidity and censorship, and you know PBW is trying to be more reasonable these days. At least, every other Friday.

Instead of ranting, I'm going erotica shopping tomorrow, show my support. First stop, Ellora's Cave.

Someone sent me a link to Yet Another Righteous Hatchet Job on the new Star Wars movie by Yet Another SF Oughta-Be. I simply can't comment without repeatedly using the words pinhead and pathetic. I can't even figure out why the Oughta-Bees keep going to see SF movies; they always hate them.

Anyway, to show my appreciation, I'm taking my son to see Star Wars on Saturday. I expect to have a wonderful time, just as I did at the last Star Wars movie. And if I don't like it, guess what? I'll have spent an afternoon with my kid eating popcorn and snitching Twizzlers and Raisinets from him. What's not to like about that?

That's how I'm getting into allowing my actions speak as loudly as my opinions. What alternatives have you found to the common rant?


  1. Anonymous6:58 AM

    My beef with the SW prequels is that they're sloppy: lethargic plotting, uninteresting characters, and overmuch dwelling on the special effects - something Lucas once said was a bad idea.

    An established pro scriptwriter would seem to share my viewpoint:

    That said, I'm going to see No. 3 tonight. The inner child is strong in this one...

  2. Anonymous7:03 AM

    Zornhau wrote: My beef with the SW prequels is that they're sloppy...

    Yes, but see, you're not a pinhead when you talk about it, Zornhau. :)

  3. I couldn't help but put my two cents in in Jordan's comments section. But an alternative to ranting on my blog is that the next book I write will be very erotic. I'm going to try an erotic paranormal. Maybe a ghost story. I'm also going to buy more erotic books in support.

  4. My alternative was to simply post about everyone else's rants. Easier, and more fun! *g*

  5. My alternative to ranting is to just sit back and look at the rhetoric each side of the debate uses. It makes it more entertaining and helps me with my own writing.

  6. Sometimes you've just got to rant to get it out of your system. Sadly reasoned argument doesn't get you very far with the pinheads of this world.

    As for Star Wars, sure it wasn't anywhere near as good as it should have been, but it was a couple of hours fun diversion and regression to my childhood. As someone who's sat through most of Dean Cain's movies, trust me when I say I know bad SF when I see it.

  7. Anonymous10:56 AM

    Yes, SW 1&2 weren't bad. They just weren't as good as they could have been. Lucas could have thrown money at getting the best script writers, and workshopped the result with a panel of his uber-jedi-cinematic peers. Instead he created something a bit like those straight-to-video B-move SF films from the 80s, but with less sex.

    What Ep1 needed was a slightly older princess, and Lucy Lawless playing a one-eyed rogue starship captain who spends most of the movie working on the, erm, subext. Oh, and replace the robots with humans. And bring Paul Verhoven in to direct.

  8. Anonymous12:49 PM

    I enjoyed the new Star Wars movie. I hope you and your son have a great time.

    As for what to do instead of rant, well, I'm afraid I'm a word person. I rant. But I also ignore most of the "rules" the Great They promote and do what I want in life. I only follow those "rules" that make sense. BTW--does anyone know who the "Great They" are that tell so many people what to do? You know, "They" say you're supposed to "insert stupid rule here".

  9. And bring Paul Verhoven in to direct.

    Whoo hoo! Co-ed Jedi shower scenes! Where do I sign up?

    My response to ranting is to write. Fiction, that is. That I can possibly profit from (financially, spiritually, etc.) someday. The other is a needless waste of time.

  10. Anonymous2:16 PM

    My response?
    Have never joined RWA. Never PLAN to join RWA. I will, therefore, miss out on the Book-Burning Bonfire Conference I'm sure is coming in the near future.

    Also plan to tailor my about-to-be-launched website to suit MYSELF, and the needs of my readers.

    Seeing Star Wars? Monday.
    I'm on my way, Ewan. *ggg*


  11. Gonna hassle me about Permalinks, huh? LOL! I'm sure dh will be thrilled when I tell him he has to do something else to my site.

    I think RWA opened a HUGE can of worms this time and those 'nightcrawlers' are fanning out everywhere.

  12. Anonymous3:12 PM

    Jordan wrote: Gonna hassle me about Permalinks, huh?

    Hey, it's your fault for putting up all these thought-provoking posts. We technosloth linkage junkies can't handle much more than one click, either.

  13. Anonymous6:35 PM

    All those who want to support erotica buy buying...I have anew release form NON recognized RWA publisher Amber Quill On Sunday! *g*

    And, I have to say...RWA has been a huge disapointement. Not sure exactly what I'm doign wihtmy own memebrship yet..but I see myself skipping the conference nd just enjoying the sun in Reno since Ialready paid fro my airfare and hotel. :) The bar is more fun than the workshops anyway. :)

  14. Hmmm, pictures of scantily clad human and dirty language, you have. Grave will be the tremors in the force. Dance you must, in lederhosen and flip-flops.

  15. Anonymous2:10 AM

    Elora's Cave is great ;)

  16. Stuart made me giggle....Sasha made me laugh and you made me feel guilty PBW for my less than stellar review of SW. I'm sorry!!!!!!!!!! =( But like you I did enjoy spending the afternoon w/the kids. This week we're oging to see The Longest Yard (sue me, I'm a Sandler fan).


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