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Txt 'FANTASY' to 5566 by Harmony Melbourne ©2013 (Read 831 times)
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Txt 'FANTASY' to 5566 by Harmony Melbourne ©2013
Mar 30th, 2013, 8:20pm
 
I dearly hope this isn't the template for the future of the written word. This made me cringe worse than E. L. James' "50 Shades Of Grey".
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Re:  Txt 'FANTASY' to 5566 by Harmony Melbourne ©2013
Reply #1 - Mar 31st, 2013, 5:02pm
 
Dialog is always tough.

It's a sign of the times.

Texting is a reality, I see its influence everywhere from bona fide news stories to casual  communications.
Wonder when somebody will write an app to convert texting to real words.
OMG! I Wonder if anyone would buy it?  ::)
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Re:  Txt 'FANTASY' to 5566 by Harmony Melbourne ©2013
Reply #2 - Mar 31st, 2013, 6:13pm
 
It is the form and presentation, more than the "dialogue". "Texting" stories, if this is to be the trend, shows itself to be constricted and thoroughly one dimensional, even when used as this was: a letter. Compare this with the "olde" style of "letter stories" written by, say, HP Lovecraft, or even King's story, "Jerusalem's Lot". This story, to me, is just further proof of the pedistalizing of mediocrity; holding it up and saying, "This is excellence at its finest." Because people have to communicate with "words" in  texting, twitter, and facebook, they mistakenly believe  this equates with creative writing; which is like saying that reality-TV stars should be eligible for Oscars because of their great acting abilities.
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Re:  Txt 'FANTASY' to 5566 by Harmony Melbourne ©2013
Reply #3 - Apr 1st, 2013, 1:16am
 
Controversy, ah! I remember when I read this I thought: Maybe THIS will get them off their butts and commenting. The submission was unique (I've seen nothing quite like it) and it contained no gross errors. When you compete with the likes of Reddit and Forchan (sp?) and other meme-heavy sites, ya gotta try some stuff. So far, only the usual suspects have commented on this story. Hope we get more. (If not, I'll have to find something else. Maybe a story with nothing but numbers? A story in code? Sanskrit? Linear A? Aramaic?)
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Re:  Txt 'FANTASY' to 5566 by Harmony Melbourne ©2013
Reply #4 - Apr 1st, 2013, 5:45pm
 
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pedistalizing of mediocrity


I don't think I've ever heard it put quite like that.
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Re:  Txt 'FANTASY' to 5566 by Harmony Melbourne ©2013
Reply #5 - Apr 1st, 2013, 5:50pm
 
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Maybe a story with nothing but numbers? A story in code? Sanskrit? Linear A? Aramaic?


Nu gur qnlf bs byq jura guvatf jrer n ybg zber sha ba gur arg naq abg arneyl nf geraql, fvtu...

or to say it another way.

QWggdGhlIGRheXMgb2Ygb2xkIHdoZW4gdGhpbmdzIHdlcmUgYSBsb3QgbW9yZSBmdW4gb24gdGhl
IG5ldCBhbmQgbm90IG5lYXJseSBhcyB0cmVuZHksIHNpZ2guLi4=








(hint rot13 base 64)
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