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DR DIP
Location: Cronulla, Australia
Gender: Male
Born: 03-12-1954
Interests: surfing,writing and more surfing
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: May 2013
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writes under the pen name Dip

"Terrible, insipid and snide poems. Rhymes are okay, but are mostly forgettable shrugs of language that work for a time and then are easily forgotten." Also not helped by the curious picture you have selected for your profile shot--"a smiling middle-aged guy; fit, looking relaxed, maybe losing some hair but with a sun tan and a shirt open all the way outside his nipples". Kind of smarmy in this context.
THE ABOVE QUOTE IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE REVIEWS EVER RECEIVED ON FANSTORY thanks so much Lance lol
Poems from the Heart sounds like a really common title for self-published poets who really only write things to cheer themselves up when time spent in one's real life gets overwhelming. I'm sure I'm a nice guy.
I don't take my poetry seriously at all--
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DR DIP: I so remember once this was a writing site for poets and short story writers to share their works with those who share the passion of the written word be it in rhyming verse, non rhyming or prose plus fiction or non fiction short stories.
People made comments what they felt of each others work and would graciously say where they thought a work could be improved whetrher grammatically or poetically.
It was an enjoyavble place to visit.
Bu slowly poison tongue of political allegience and religion oozed its way into the site , especially catylized by the inauguration Of trump into the political equation
Everyone saw him as the breath of fresh air America needed.
No one bothered criticizing his track record as a bank rupt liar and charleton with a hidden agenda to better his own position in life and bring nepotism into the political occasion.
Suddenly people realized that the man liked to stretch the truth for his own benefit.
The people had the wool pulled over their collective eyes and started believing his stats of success in turning the economy and unemployment.
he does not mention the incereasing amount of homeless taking residence in the back streets and parks of California.
I so wish the economy was improving as a result of his policies.
To use the corona virus as a crutch for personal political gain is going to back fire and is outright disgusting.
The man continually is losing any respect or credibility one might have thought he had at the time of his inception.
Many now are disallusioned.
The corona virus is the great deterrent he needed to have and the more he ties to embrace optimism and light at the end of the tunnel the more he digs a deeper hole for himself then tries to justify his actions for the betterment of the people.
Next he will be stating this is the virus we had to have

just my thoughts read them while they are still up

dip
March 30, 2020 at 6:58AM
    nor84: Dip, why don't you try the political forum? I think you might like it.
    March 30, 2020 at 9:34AM

DR DIP: IMMATURITY VERSUS WISDOM OF LIFE EXPERIENCES

Some people are quick to react to another's comment without completely understanding or reading it.
Knowledge pure through experiencing life itself as agains reading in textbooks and learning by rote does not necessarily denote a learned person.
AS much as I have the deepest respect for the younger generation I sometimes wish it was reciprocated.
Just because the older generation are not always computer literate or savvy does not mean they haven't experienced life before google and Wikapedia.
Just a little bit of respect for the knowledge that older folk may impart not learnt from any text book but merely experiencing life itself.

That's all I have to say on the matter
March 29, 2020 at 6:27PM
    Adelphos Vasa: It depends on how wise that generation was. There is a world of difference between knowledge and wisdom. I am afraid your generation didn't do such a good job of either, but led us down the path to sin and death and the loss. (1950's -60's gen)
    March 29, 2020 at 6:48PM
    CD Richards: Says the generation that thinks it's fun to shoot, snort or smoke substances that turn one into psychotic zombie who is a danger to anyone who crosses their path. The generation that can't communicate without using their thumbs, and even then not in anything vaguely resembling English. The generation that thinks the only thing their parents are good for is to hand them everything on a platter. The generation that doesn't understand the meaning of the word "gender".

    Oh, and yes, what I just did is called "profiling" - stereotyping everyone of some particular demographic - in this case age. It's also known as discrimination. Sucks, doesn't it?

    Maybe when people learn to look at their own lives instead of trying to make themselves feel superior by blaming others for their inadequacies, the human race will make some progress.

    The fact that some choose to see their God as one who delights in violence, death, destruction and punishment says nothing about their non-existent buddy, but everything about themselves.
    March 29, 2020 at 7:17PM
    EveLovell: You know nothing of us, or our goals. I don't work with fools, so I won't answer you again so don't' bother wasting your angst. And what you see now with the younger generation is a result of you not doing the 'tell', screwing everything that moves and being so out to lunch on every drug, and other issues like marriage, abortion, homosexuality, that we have what we have now but we are turning it around. G-d is having his way.
    March 29, 2020 at 7:28PM
    CD Richards: I love it when you address me to say you'll no longer address me.. I'd really rather you didn't. And still you blame your woes on someone else. If what goes on inside your head is a movie, I'm glad I'm not watching it.
    March 29, 2020 at 7:32PM
    EveLovell: And you are waiting for us because you answer anything we say within seconds. Stop stalking us, old man.
    March 29, 2020 at 7:41PM
    CD Richards: Wouldn't dream of it, little girl.
    March 29, 2020 at 7:44PM
    jlsavell: wow,
    Adelphos, who taught you to be so disrespectful to another's personal profile page? Put your immature thoughts on your own page, that is the respectful thing to do, or state your malicious comment in the forum.

    Dip, you should have this removed.
    March 29, 2020 at 8:16PM
    nor84: YES, DR. DIP, PLEASE HAVE THIS REMOVED. IT'S LED TO NOTHING BUT UGLINESS.
    March 29, 2020 at 9:08PM
    CD Richards: If Dip wishes it to be removed, he doesn't have to ask anyone, he can delete the post from his profile.
    March 29, 2020 at 9:30PM
    Adelphos Vasa: I wasn't disrespectful, I'm just sharing another generations point of view, and I won't take it back. I believe it. And there's a comment box, so I commented. Truth is, you just didn't like what I said.
    March 29, 2020 at 9:56PM
    DR DIP: Why would I remove this?
    I am getting sick and tired of not being able to voice an opinion if people want to state there's be ever who they are its all fine by me I won't be running off squealing to Tom because someone disagrees with me.
    i think debate and opinion are healthy no matter how diverse oropposing.
    I'll give Tom a day as usual and he'll remove it. He doesn't like confrontation when it doesn't suit him.
    The problem here is profile thoughts are also the same topic thread on the forum So depending on where you respond or post gives it a completely different acceptable category.

    And I thought politics and religion were the only issue lol.

    I really don't give a rats how long one has been on this site or how short a time everyone is entitled but for stuff sake if you are going to write something make sure of your facts and above all respect everyone elses whether they are old fogies like me that have experienced life before during and after cyber technology.
    I think my thoughts were well validated and I never pointed a finger I just made an observation.
    The only thing I suggest to the newbies is before you judge or take alliances you will regret sit back and take in.
    don't just come in half cocked then sidle up to someone just because they agree with you.
    study the history of the place You all have plenty of time now to do this and then maybe before you judge another you might have a better understanding on why some people's attitudes toward others are what they are.
    Get runs on the board first put ya i phone apps and uni text books away and experienced life out of the uni lecture room.
    And while I'm at it do not tar generations that aren't yours with the same brush as if we are responsible for all the wrongs in this current why gen world who think the world owes them a living
    sure we stuffed up and in hindsight might have done a lot of things different but don't come on here with all keyboard typing fingers blaxzing as if your generation is so stuffing pure.
    You were all born with a keyboard and i phone in your hand at birth and you know how to swipe whoopy do.
    I need to stop this rant now before Tom gets the shits and deletes this.
    But before I do I am going to copy and paste this to word doc so at any time I can re post in another forum

    respectfully old fogey dr dip lol

    LIGHTEN UP!!! We have all more pressing things to worry about ATM.
    March 29, 2020 at 10:24PM
    Adelphos Vasa: Who's worried? Certainly not us. And 'yo generation was heartless on yo hits'. What a mess you left to clean up. You can dish it out, well now it's time to pay the piper. Seth Vasa.
    March 29, 2020 at 10:37PM
    Jen Vasquez: CAN I GET AN AMEN!! Well said... And many truths I read. I agree completely. I May not be well aged or old but I'm well aware.. I'm anti close minded .. and agree the youth today would not be able to function.. hold a conversation or understand real respect. Uneducated and ignorance is the sad future
    March 31, 2020 at 4:47AM

DR DIP: All one can ask around here is for consistency of the blatent hypocrisy and not pick and choose your victims.
I rest my case
March 25, 2020 at 9:58PM
    Mrs. KT:
    March 26, 2020 at 8:48AM
    Mrs. KT: Dip,
    One man's acts of hypocrisy is another man's acts of truth. Life is all about perspective...
    March 26, 2020 at 8:56AM
    DR DIP: so true
    March 26, 2020 at 7:09PM

DR DIP: MY PROFILE THOUGHTS

My profile thoughts are really clear
I hope we survive another year
This virus has really changed our lives
We hope and pray that one survives

So let me express in simple verse
My heartfelt feelings we now all immerse
In our lives here every day
Stay safe and well's all I can say

And think about, those we've lost
Wealth and greed have now been tossed
It's now survival of the fittest
This is now life, this acid test

So to all my friends, on this site
Let us fight together, this awful plight
We must unite and work as one
All look forward to a new rising sun

Let's hope tomorrow, brings better news
No more sorrow, more happier views
Blessed are, the aged and the weak
blessed are the heroes of whom I speak

Who thanklessly fight on each day
to find a cure to find a way
that can rid us of this terrible disease
which continually takes us to our knees

To those who are suffering financially
To those all struggling substantially
My prayers go out with all best wishes
We'll get through this, for what one misses

That beautiful rainbow after this storm
More sunny days ahead to keep us warm

dip 24/03/20






March 24, 2020 at 12:43AM
    Jesse James Doty: This is a lovely, warm, and heartfelt sentiment. Thank you.
    March 24, 2020 at 9:07AM

DR DIP: LATEST FROM CORONA VIRUS HEADQUARTERS:
'ALL SEX HAS NOW BEEN BANNED"
"Couples caught holding hands, kissing or touching wee wees will be severely penalised"
Been married for 36 years and can't remember when I doid any of those things last!! lol
March 20, 2020 at 5:02PM
    Gypsymooncat: I'm wondering when it'll become a crime to share a bed! Let alone "touching wee wee's" lol!

    Me and my guy don't social distance, that's for sure!!
    March 21, 2020 at 6:36AM

DR DIP: Well it finally happened.
After seven years of coming to this wonderful site and posting poems every night, I've finally written a poem/songparody that has only had one review of its two complimentary certificates.
I have a good inkling why lol.

The poem did not sit well with fifty percent of the Fanstory community obviously who are Trump supporters and the other fifty percent were too worried exposing their non allegiance or non support to those who support him.
Ah politics!.... the subject that can apparently sever friendships and cause angst on a poetry and writing site like no other haha.
Personally I thought it quite funny as a parody but each totheir own.
I suppose an apology by me as usual is required.

dip
February 14, 2020 at 4:23AM
    EveLovell:
    To thyself be true, Dip, and have a great day.
    February 14, 2020 at 8:58PM
    jlsavell: Don?t you dare apologize. For what?

    I don?t think I have seen it. Do not ever let doubt quieten your voice.
    February 15, 2020 at 9:26AM
    Gypsymooncat: Hey Doc, I've posted up some stuff that hasn't got many comments, and it wasn't political. Your lack of reviews could be what you think, but it also may be that its content isn't what people want to read. A wise friend said to me that sometimes people want to feel good after reading something; not have to think too hard or question themselves.

    As Eve said above, to thyself be true. Those who DO review your work honestly - I never seem to come across it by the way - are the sort of people you want commenting anyway, not just those after $$. I think you're a hoot! You say what you think, which I also like, so why worry about those who take offence?
    February 17, 2020 at 6:51PM
    Gypsymooncat: As a PS to my comment above, where I said "I never see to come across it by the way" I meant, I don't seem to come across your work. I certainly didn't mean that I never come across honest reviews! Just wanted to clarify that!
    February 17, 2020 at 8:00PM
    padumachitta: as we say in Canada..scr"" 'em if they can't take a joke! Seriously this site is often way to right wing for me...but there are some good hearts and people as well...most of my stuff gets only about 20% of the reads as reviews(you can check it from the classic site)...please kept writing politics...I got your back on this one..
    February 25, 2020 at 9:08AM
    Meia (MESAYERS): I hate Trump...I think he is the third anti-Christ?.I will have a look for that work now. You are an amazing reviewer and writer, no doubt. And not all of us are hypocrites- some of us are willing to shout our views from the rooftops and don't write reviews for money! xx
    March 26, 2020 at 6:12AM

DR DIP: Mum and Dad and little Johnny and sister, Susan were sitting down for the night's dinner.
Tonight's dinner was a big surprise for them...Mum was serving up venison which they had never seen of had before.

Puzzled, little Susan pipes up and says 'Dad? What sort of meat is this?" to which Dad proudly exclaimed " Ok Susie, I will give you a hint" "It's what your mother often calls me".
At this hint, little Johnny promptly interjects before Susan has her first bite and yells.... "DON'T EAT IT SUSAN, IT'S AN ARSEHOLE!"

(Moral: Be very careful what you call your husband in front of the kids ok dear)
February 7, 2020 at 1:54AM
    Bicpen: ... what do you call a deer with no eyes ... no idea!
    February 7, 2020 at 4:25AM
    EveLovell: Love your sense of humor, so funny! Jokes are a great way of looking at ourselves, aren't they?
    February 7, 2020 at 4:49PM
    Gypsymooncat: Lololololololololol
    February 9, 2020 at 11:00PM

DR DIP: I NOW HAVE 8 LIVES LEFT
2 days ago at was at my son's place after a massive thunderstorm passed through the area with winds up to 150 ks an hour and hail stones asbig as golf balls,
A big tree branch had landed on his roof and he asked me to come around to help him rid of it.
Little did we know it had smashed about ten roof tiles and 3 of the ridge cappings and with an impending other storm it was now vital we replace the existing broken tiles before it rained.
The roof tiles were heavily glazed terracotta in a french patten and had not been on the house long before h ebought it some 4 years ago
but he had some spares.
We had all but replaced thebroken tiles barabout three soI was confident we could replace them before it rained.
I had been warned these highly glazed tiles are very slippery when wet.
We were both about to find out!
Aaron was further down the roof and over toward the ladder below him when I first heard him scream I"MGOING I"M GOING!
I looked around to see Aaron sliding down the pitched roof which was now like walking on ice and straight over the edge It was a 12 foot drop to the concrete path below and he had nothing to grab onto as he lay on his stomach slipping down the roof like a toboggin and over the edge.
All but 10 seconds later half way between me yelling to Aaron are you ok I started sliding from the apex or ridge of the roof gaining speed on my stomach as I slid.
All I remember was me going over the edge collecting the side colourbond metal fence taking the brunt of the initial first fall off the roof with my groin doing thesplits on top of it then been spun around upside down into the fence before falling the other six foot onto the concrete below. Other than my manhood beennearly taken out I jumped up off the ground with just a few scratches
There is a moral here for everyone..never stay up on a tile roof when it starts to rain! I miraculously live to tell the story as does my son who only sustained a sprained ankle.
January 27, 2020 at 2:29PM
    damommy: Goodness! Glad you're both okay. Or relatively so. That could have ended in tragedy.
    January 27, 2020 at 2:50PM
    DR DIP: thanks Yvonne It certainly gave me a reality check

    dip
    January 27, 2020 at 10:12PM
    WryWriter: Wow! So glad you and your son were not seriously injured. Stay safe!
    January 27, 2020 at 11:44PM
    lyenochka: Oh my goodness! So glad you are okay.
    Please avoid roofs and other dangerous situations!
    January 28, 2020 at 1:10AM
    Barb Hensongispsaca: OMG I am so glad you are basically okay and still have your pride and ?
    It could have been so much worse. Save those other lives for surfing
    January 31, 2020 at 8:37PM
    royowen: I?m so glad you?re still safe Dip, God must have a plan for you. Roy
    February 3, 2020 at 2:47PM

DR DIP: As of today I will be following the rating scales and their definitions more strenuously.
I willaccept a 4 star review quite openly and never question or gribble about receiving one.
A good review with 4 stars is a good review it does not mean it a bad write.
We continually hold the bench mark at 5 or more nomatter what just to keep the peace ..Its now the accepted minimum.
The thing is what is seen in one person's eyes as just a good poem or story can be seen in anothers as excellent or acceptable and that my friends is interpretation.
Its not a matter of being ruthless or purely reciprocating its purely how a write affects the individual
Style of writeby many of our wonderful wordsmiths is now so predictable I am surely many can recognize those styles without an author's signature.
Thedash forcashattitude will never change with many but with over 800 members and some 400 active its obvious that many if not promoted to dollar status will never be read other than the two complimentary reviews.
You can deny it all day but the place is becoming a clique club for the popular and unpopular.
If one is not seen to fan as many of those 800 as possible and go on the law of averages their work will be seen by these if promoted heavily there works could belost in the backwoods forever
I am greatly in favour for that reason in increasing the complimentary certificates to at least 4.
hey this is just my point of view many will argue why change something not broken butI sincerely believe it is a change for the better. When you 'surf' the fanstory membership you would besurprised just how many wonderful wordsmiths whose work for various reasons is unpromoted are out there.
It is sad to see so many poets, purely to get page 1 and 2 exposure, actually buying member cent pumps with 'real' cash topromote their work to these pages.
This is NOT a gripe, just an observation and suggestion after spending nearly seven years coming here and STILL finding many wonderful wordsmiths hidden in the FanStory backwoods I had not realized.If one goes to the trouble to explore these backwoods one would be pleasantly surprised.
Personally I just don't have the time to spend 12hours reviewing but I love thewonderfulfriendsI have met on this site and are conversely disappoointed and saddened to see many leave or become inactive, disallusioned by the 'system'

respectfully dip
January 23, 2020 at 2:12AM
    Liz Mason: Interesting observations from a long time reviewer. I?m still trying to understand what to do and how to go about it.
    January 27, 2020 at 9:38AM

DR DIP: So here's the secret any Newbies who want tomake it on FanStory

Fan as many people as you can review for at least 12 hours a day and never show any political or religious leanings , always be very diplomatic and smile with your typing finger! lol

I have not ticked ONE box lol

dipster
January 21, 2020 at 3:29PM
    jlsavell: you are so funny!!!!
    January 21, 2020 at 5:26PM
    strandregs: Shame on you Dr. Who
    January 22, 2020 at 12:45PM
    Liz Mason: Good points but I?m writing daily and making photo books online so won?t have that time. Thanks for heads up.
    January 27, 2020 at 9:40AM

DR DIP: The road to you may seem lost and now overgrown
That track once well worn, now undefined
The path of devotion that once was, now diminished
The journey back may be fraught with many obstacles
....but love will find the way

dip
January 10, 2020 at 3:29PM
    jlsavell: Wow
    January 10, 2020 at 8:17PM

DR DIP: ANOTHER YEAR OVER

Another year over, another year gone
One more sunset before a new year dawn
A brand new decade, two thousand and twenty
Hope the new one brings, good will a' plenty

A three month hiatus, a fresh new start
Time to anticipate from us, more poems from the heart
Maybe a sonnet or some non rhyming verse?
Some 5-7-5 or a Senryu at worse?

Whatever your fancy, whatever your taste
Just don't get 'antzy' and review cut and paste
Write what you want,write how you feel
WRITE IN UPPER FONT, depends on your zeal

Beauty of word is in the eye of the beholder
Whats one's person trash can be a treasure to the older
Diversity certainly IS, the spice of life
From hers or his,be it husband or wife

The power of the word is abundantly clear
Let's wish everyone, a great Fanstory new year
Keeping forging those friendships here on Fanstory
Long lasting liaisons through poem or short story

A strong, common passion to write and convey
The power of word is right here to stay
So as the old year, comes to an end
Greet the new year with an olive branch to extend

Bury each hatchet, turn over a new leaf
Loss of friendship? Go patch it, that's my belief!
Life's way too short, to hold any malice
Let's all raise our glasses, be them wine or a challis
And drink to our friendship shared on this site
and celebrate our penmanship, go out there and write!

Happy new year from down under

dip
December 31, 2019 at 1:52AM

DR DIP: Hello fellow Fanstorians

Well it's been three and and a half months since I have posted anything on this wonderful site as I had decided to dedicate my time to two of my most enjoyable passions in my life at present: my surfing and my poetry, reading it live on stage.

The introduction of my attendance to 'open mike' nights some 10 months ago at an inner city hotel in my home city of Sydney, Australia saw my dream to do my own one man show of my life through poetry only increase.

A chance opportunity in early November to having access to a beautiful 130 seat theatre at my local school of arts, in my hometown of Cronulla, Australia was just too good to knock back so with 30 or so poems and a lot of enthusiasm, I put together my own one man show , "an Audience With Dip and Friends".

To say I was not overwhelmed by the response on the night and their wonderful enthusiastic reaction and critique of the show was just so heartwarming and encouraging.

It has given me the impetus to pursue this new love of live reciting, getting to say my poems how exactly I want them to be said and to a responsive and enthusiastic audience.

To this end, I would dearly love to thank fellow Fanstorian, Jimi Savell for graciously letting me use her as a sounding board to see which poems she felt worked.
It's always good to have another set of eyes and when those eyes belong to a wonderful wordsmith such as Jimi to honestly critique, suggest and appraise it really helps one's confidence.
I sincerely Thank you Jimi.

Now for the lesson learned.

At the end of 2009 I was invited to this social site called 'Facebook' which at the time I had never heard of, to look at friend's surfing photos where you could comment if you felt warranted one.
As a joke, for some reason, I started to comment in rhyme and from that day forward I discovered my passion to write rhyming verse.

From September 2009 with my first comment on Facebook, to my last comment/post where I was quite vigorously and enthusiastically promoting my one man show by posting the event privately to all my 900 friends and 2000 followers I had on my link page "DIPTALES POEMS FROM THE HEART" posted over 4860 poems on Facebook.
It was not until May 2013 when I first joined FanStory , some 4 years after joining Facebook did I start to title and save my poems to word doc and since ALL my poems were inspired by pictures/ images or quotes and comments on Facebook, all my original drafts were on Facebook.

For some reason, Facebook saw this 65 year old pensioner (me) with a passion to write poetry on this social networking site for the last 10 years, as some sort of hacker/ troll obviously flagged by their robotic security algorithm for enthusiastically and naively promoting my one off one man show innocently to my friends on 'private message' to make sure they were aware of this late confirmation that I had secured this one night only one man show.

They told me I had contravened their promotion and standards policy and My account had been permanently disabled..NO WARNING, NO "THREE STRIKES AND YOUR OUT" policy.... just a straight out, permanent disablement of my account.
No specific explanation other than to say refer to our promotions and standards conditions policy.

I can live with being suspended for a month or so because of my ignorance and naivety for not reading the small print but to permanently disable my account and totally denying me access to the 1500 or so untitled poems I had not yet saved to word doc that are exclusively mine is both unfair and unjust.

Like how many people when joining a social network site such as Facebook actually read their small print policy when activating their account on their standards and promotions policy..give me a break!

Yeah I am totally disillusioned and bewildered
I AM NOT A BLOODY CRIMINAL!
I am just an enthusiastic rhymer with a passion to write and share my work.
That's ten years of my life just flushed down the sink in one foul security algorithm or whatever you want to call it.
Why can I not have the chance to plead my case and my innocence , be I naive and ignorant of this small print policy?

Sincerely and respectfully my fellow Fanstorians.
I post this as a hard lesson learned.

Dip
December 20, 2019 at 9:54PM
    Ms. Snyder: I am so sorry this happened to you and your IP address should have some type of locator on it Dip, you should get a hold of a copyright attorney asap so that you can have them release your work. BTW, I miss you! I am very excited that you can do this brave type of poetry reading in the first place. Especially at 65 - you go! Anyway see if Tom (founder here) might have some suggestions on what you might do - he might have some ideas on how to retrieve the information. I wish Dean were here - he would know what to do. I miss him too! I hope you can piece together what you can from the poems you have stored here. I am so sorry this happened. I will learn from it as well. But then I never post anything on social media from my originating thoughts - they are all with me and belong to me. It is only when I am ready to birth them that Fan Story gets them. I hope you are having a nice holiday and I wish you luck in the new year! Cheers, Fonda
    December 24, 2019 at 12:07PM
    jlsavell: Ahhhhh! Dip, I just saw this. I am humbled. Truly. Thank you.

    You never needed my input. Your talent shines. I watched your debut with pure delight. You are awesome, friend.
    January 2, 2020 at 5:39PM

DR DIP: I dedicate this song by Australian musician Rai thistlewaite to our dear fellow Fanstorian Dean Kuch because I can't think of one reason why you had to go

https://youtu.be/ON_jvS8b7oM
August 25, 2019 at 6:45PM

DR DIP: A wonderful FanStory writer and friend who always goes to the trouble to review my works over the years made the comment in a review to one of my posts that due to difficulties in typing any more she will only be reviewing those who have reviewed her work,

I call this'Reciprocal reviewing' and I totally understand her reasons that she will only be reviewing to conserve her writing strength as it deteriorates to those who make the effort to review here work.

Of late and I mean over the last two years especially, my time allocation to be able to dedicate with reviewing on this wonderful site has diminished greatly due to a few projects I now have going on in my life.
So I hardly review any more when coming here hence my very simple poems I write are only ever worth two cents so I totally understand there is no incentive whatsoever for anyone to review my work anyway and I totally understand this.

To that end, when other things in my life wind down, my time on Fanstory reviewing everyone who goes to the trouble still these days to review mine will lift.

So I will always understand if I am not reviewing in kind ( reciprocating) why would any one bother and especially if only worth 2 cents, to review me.

Lets face it Fanstory is a very time consuming place if you let it take over your life..and I know I have used this expression many times before over the wonderful 6 years I have been coming here but we are slaves to the system there is just no other way to say it.

To those who dedicate the time to spend reviewing hours on end and hold their great rankings kudos to you all for your dedication.

Never stop writing it is such and enjoyable and rewarding passion for many of us.

respectfully and sincerely

dip
August 19, 2019 at 6:26PM
    DR DIP: I unreservedly apologize for posting this profile thought and as it cannot be removed I can only say if this post personally offended I am sincerely sorry
    I will not be posting on profile thoughts or the forum in future

    respectfully dip
    August 21, 2019 at 6:10PM
    jlsavell: You don?t need to apologize for this post! I think we all get it , Dip.

    Fanstory takes a lot of ones time. Writing is a passion for all of us here or we wouldn?t take or steal time from the important everyday aspects of attending our lives and post and share, if we did not love the written word and being creative. However, there are limits, and we do well to prioritize, so we don?t become consumed .

    For those who can review, write, respond everyday, I can certainly appreciate their whys, just as I can appreciate those who simply cannot whys.

    Now you go take on the day. And by the way, keep posting here and even in the forum. Your voice is just as important as anyone else?s my talented friend.
    August 22, 2019 at 3:25PM

 
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A different type of morning

Isolation
The way it has to be

This pain of loss
No discrimination

Knowing that the hand
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Corona
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I so remember
A profile thought

I'm alone
The loneliness within

Freedom of choice
You are not obliged to retort

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