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Location: Cronulla, Australia
Gender: Male
Born: 03-12-1954
Interests: surfing,writing and more surfing
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: May 2013
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.

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--
I've forgotten more than you'll ever know!
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DR DIP: AWH!! That green is vicious colour Tom! haha I'm sure we'll get used to it over the festive season lol
Have a great Christmas from all of us Fanstorians down under!
I know there are a few of us.
December 10 at 9:16PM
    susanjohn: ...I like the Christmas lights! :-)
    December 11 at 7:36AM
    damommy: What's wrong with the green????
    December 11 at 6:59PM
    DR DIP: its a sickly looking green Yvonne
    just my opinion
    December 11 at 11:54PM

December 1 at 11:47PM
    DR DIP: that's me tomorrow lol
    December 2 at 12:17AM

DR DIP: I read a book once called "don't sweat the small stuff' which basically says to not let those little things get to you in life.
I suppose it is a good attitude to take hey.
Yep, life is one big cliche'

November 25 at 2:21PM

DR DIP: Man, there are some wonderful wordsmiths on this site be them short story writers or poets.
Though I don't get the time to dedicate to this site to review hardly any more I still manage to call in and read some of my favourite poets.
It would be unfair to specifically name them through fear of missing one whose writes really tickle my fancy so to speak.
but they all know I have the deepest respect for their talent as writers and even though I might not comment because of time constraints, I always try to read when I visit.
"Never lose the muse"
November 17 at 2:37PM

DR DIP: I entered two blind contests the other day, one was vertical and the other Venetian, not sure when they're drawn or closed.
Blinds give you that option I suppose.
October 30 at 3:42PM
    CD Richards: You've draped yourself in glory there, Dip.
    October 30 at 8:49PM
    DR DIP: The fabric of your reply is shear genius CD
    October 30 at 10:51PM

DR DIP: I think I'm pregnant
October 29 at 11:31PM
    l.raven: LOL...what's the wife got to say??...LOL..
    what happened on that trip???...goodnight my sweet friend...Linda xxoo
    October 30 at 12:51AM
    damommy: Let me be your agent. We'll be rich!!!!
    October 30 at 4:54PM
    F. Wehr3: Put down that donut, doc. You're just fat, lol.
    October 30 at 6:29PM
    flylikeaneagle: Dr. Dip, you're not pregnant. Maybe, you are getting fuller so you can hibernate for the winter. Animals store fat to keep warm. Maybe, you need another blanket. LOL! flylikeaneagle
    October 30 at 11:11PM

DR DIP: Well, If I have discovered anything in my life on this wonderful place called FanStory, it is to have a thick skin, a very insensitive ego, a sense of humour, patience and tolerance and above all the knowledge that everyone has the diversity of taste and opinion.
Always be yourself and never be backwards in saying what you think. Life is a blessing, bathe in its wonderment, embrace serendipity, be humble in praise and TRY to be accepting in critique be it ever so critical.
Like minded people tend to gravitate toward like minded people, but always keep your mind and attitude open to those so diverse or different from your own ethics,morals, ideals and beliefs.
Life is wonderful...take it in both hands and run with it and have no regrets on decisions made.

dr dip
October 4 at 11:18AM

DR DIP: Oops! We have pompous arsehole in our midst ....beware the smiling assassin.
Everyone put on your thick skin and scoop up your grain of salt.
Just an observation.
September 18 at 5:06PM
    GinnieD: I am brand new to this site and I do not know any members yet. However, I feel this comment is very inappropriate and it is offensive to me. Perhaps I made a mistake in joining what several people had told me was a pleasant community of writers to become associated with. I have never been on a writing site before and looked forward to sharing my writing with others. I was also looking for an enjoyable opportunity. But, if this is the way the members of this site are, and treat one another with this kind of disrespect, I am not sure I made the right decision in joining this site. Now, I am having serious second thoughts.
    September 18 at 10:26PM
    damommy: Ginny, this is a good place to be. The majority of members are very helpful, supportive, and respectful. As in any area of life, there are a few who like to vent their spleen on other's work. Don't let this discourage you. Hang around a while and you'll see what I mean about how nice FS is.
    September 18 at 10:59PM
    DR DIP: ginnie I do apologize. I have been coming to this wonderful site for over 5 years now and have met many wonderful wordsmiths and friends. As Yvonne has said the majority if not all the members who comment and review are always very helpful and supportive.
    Yep please don't let my little venting discourage you my comment in no way reflects me as a person please give this wonderful place a chance to meet some wonderful poets and writers you will not be disappointed in joining

    respectfully dip
    September 19 at 1:04AM
    GinnieD: Dr. Dip, in my opinion the one you should be apologizing to isn't me. It's the one you publicly disparaged with your comment. In my way of thinking, that would truly show you as a person.

    Yvonne, your remark is more inline with what I had heard about this site. Those positive comments were one of the biggest reasons I joined.
    September 19 at 6:27AM
    Brett Matthew West: Ginny, I well may be the one Dr. Dip is referring to as I am in the process of finalizing a book I have been writing for the last two years in which one of the characters is an assassin. If that be the case, I do believe I would not waste my time or breath expecting an apology from him. I would be rather sure one is not forthcoming. In any case, you appear to have a lot to offer FanStory. At least, you come across in that manner. As far as whether you stay or leave this site goes, that is of course your decision. However, as damommy said, this site does have more positive members than negative ones and I would encourage you to remain a member.
    September 19 at 6:45AM
    CD Richards: What I find interesting is that someone who, according to their own admission, hasn't been on the site long enough to know anyone, nevertheless feels confident to take someone to task over their comments. I presume you must know the backstory, or what events might have transpired to provoke Dip's comment. I don't know for certain what it was, but if it is more of what I saw recently from one particular member, I can't say I am surprised.
    September 19 at 6:46AM
    GinnieD: CD Richards, of course I do not know the backstory, nor do I care if there is one or is not. That is not my affair. And yes, I am rather confident to take someone to task when I see something I do not like. As you appear to want to take me to simply because I was brazen enough as a brand new member to speak my mind. I did not like Dr. Dip's comment and said so. I have learned in life that usually, in a situation like this, it always takes two to tango. However, I did not come on this site to get into any altercations with anyone. I have said my piece and made my decision as to whether I will remain a member or not. This kind of in-biting is not what I came on this site for.
    September 19 at 7:06AM
    GinnieD: Furthermore, didn't I read somewhere on this site that personal attacks on another member are not permitted? If Dr. Dip's comment was not a personal attack, perhaps CD Richards, you can explain to me what defines a personal attack according to the rules of this site? That information would be very much appreciated.
    September 19 at 7:15AM
    CD Richards: Perhaps a better idea would be if, before you took Dip to task, you asked him what prompted the comment. You might be surprised. Personally, i don't see that you had any cause to be "offended" by Dip's remark. However, i doubt Dip will appreciate an all-in brawl on his profile, so I'm out.
    September 19 at 7:26AM
    GinnieD: CD Richards, there will be no brawl. But, to set the record straight, what offended me was Dr. Dip referring to any member as a "pompous arsehole" regardless of the situation. Should that comment had been made about you, although I do not know you, I would still have spoken up. What is right is right. If I was the member in question you can bet I would report Dr. Dip for this comment.
    September 19 at 7:44AM
    DR DIP: With the greatest respect Brett, my comment which had no name mentioned whatsoever was certainly not directed or referring to you by any stretch of the imagination any misunderstanding we have ever had has well and truly gone.

    To be honest my comment was written rather tongue in cheek but as an observation I have seen and experienced first hand. I was going in to bat for a few actually.
    Ginny, I totally respect and understand your dislike of my comment and I dearly hope this profile thought has not deterred you from enjoying this wonderful site and the talented wordsmiths you will certainly come across.
    Let's just get on with life now I've said my observation I certainly don't want this to fester.
    It's just not worth losing fanstory friends over.
    I will ask Tom to completely remove this post and if I have any gripes I will in address them cordially and personally in future.
    We obviously haven't got off to a good start sadly.

    CD, I certainly appreciate your understanding and support.

    I have stepped away from Fanstory over recent months due to time constraints to dedicate to this site as much as I would like to.
    Not much more I can say on the matter other than apologize again to you ginny
    And hope you won't judge me on this profile thought

    respectfully dip
    September 19 at 7:45AM
    Brett Matthew West: Dr. Dip, at one time we had a fairly good relationship on FanStory. I do not know if we could ever repair that bridge or not, or if we even want to try to. Because of that, I am confidant your comment was directed at me and CD Richards remarks seemed to affirm that. The unfortunate truth is it would not have been the first one. I agree, in the best interest of peace, we should allow whatever bygones occurred between us to be forgotten. I also appreciate GinnieD for her honest comments even if she is a new member. Have to say she has spunk. I hope she will remain a member. Overall, FanStory does have a lot to offer even if we all do get aggravated with what transpires here sometimes.
    September 19 at 7:59AM
    CD Richards: Well, Dip specifically said his comment was not direct at you, Brett Matthew West, and mine certainly wasn't. Yet you choose to believe they were.

    GinnyD wasn't the target of Dip's comments, yet she chose to be offended by them.

    It is a sign of Dip's reasonableness that he is so quick to apologise, when he has no particular reason to. He was the victim of particularly nasty, unprovoked personal attacks by one other new member, his response was mild.

    It seems to me that for someone who is so desperately keen to avoid confrontation and conflict, someone sure jumped quickly into the fray. There, I know that's an extra comment, but I assume it will be disappearing soon anyway.
    September 19 at 8:15AM
    Mrs. KT: Bottom line:

    Writers, Unite!
    "Arseholes" take flight!

    September 19 at 8:51AM
    DR DIP: now THAT mrs K, is how I should have written it! rhyme of course! let's all laugh out loud now and enjoy the site again
    September 19 at 10:28AM
    Dean Kuch: I myself am a badge carrying member of the Pompous Arseholes of America and quite proud of it, heh-heh.
    C'mon, y'all...
    We've got writing to do!

    September 19 at 11:50AM
    susanjohn: Deano that baby video is too funny! Dip dip dip... you need a hug. Ginny, we are quite a unique writing community with lots of personalities! That's ok. :-) Some people you will agree with, others you wont. The majority here treat one another with kindness and respect. :-) Let's all get back to writing as Dean suggests. ( Dean you start with a love poem ;-)
    September 19 at 1:27PM
    Dean Kuch: Okay, Susan.
    The gauntlet has been thrown and I am up for the challenge.
    Or am I?
    A love poem, you say?
    Jumpin' jeezus on a painted palomino pony. Here goes nothin'...

    ~ Because I Love You So ~

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    Feel my touch upon your cheek,
    find the true love that you seek,
    be strong now instead of weak?
    just know I love you so.

    All through life I?ve loved you so.
    Now, my sweet, it?s time to go.
    I?ll return one day, you know?
    because I love you so.

    Never waste one single day
    shedding tears for me, I pray.
    Live your life, but come what may--
    just know I love you so.

    Do whatever you must do
    to find a love that?s warm and true.
    I?ll be right there next to you--
    because I love you so.
    September 20 at 2:32AM
    susanjohn: Ahhhh Dean!
    May the words you whisper, reach the heart that hears.
    You get a hug for writing this little heart-tugging piece! It is such a honor to read your work! Thanks Dean :-)
    September 20 at 11:20AM

DR DIP: Today is the 17th anniversary of 9/11.
Let us all take the time to reflect on such a catastrophe
That one day indelibly marked in history a shocking
example of terrorism and took it to the worst peace time human atrocity
in modern history in the western world.
it changed the lives of every American and the free and democratic nation worldwide.
Nothing said or written could bring those people back. A few thousand Innocent office workers, 300 fireman and a myriad or heartbroken love ones.
The scene was surreal.
I remember driving home on afternoon shift After hearing of the first building being hit. By the time I had gone home and woke my wife we turned on the television to a second plane hitting the other trade centre of the twin towers.
Could not believe when they came down.
It still is so surreal when you watch that footage 17 years later.

RIP To those lost in this tragedy

September 10 at 11:13AM
    DR DIP: in Australia its the 11th September
    September 10 at 11:16AM

DR DIP: Really struggling here with 'LOL' withdrawal syndrome"...haven't said 'lol'..for proud of myself
August 25 at 4:55PM

DR DIP: What's going on with so many 'revived posts' lately?
August 10 at 1:02AM
    phill doran: didn't you ask that last year?
    August 10 at 4:46AM
    trimple: I revived a couple myself a short while ago. I was suffering a nasty bout of writer's blockage and I thought it might get me back to the site and get those wordy juices flowing again.

    And it has!

    August 10 at 8:21AM
    DR DIP: That's sweet Trimple. Can't recall having to revive a post but if it gives one's muse back well its got to be a good thing hey.

    Phill, I've asked many things twice on this site but don't ever remember asking that question.
    Maybe I should keep a diary of the questions I ask? lol
    August 10 at 4:26PM

DR DIP: When subtle touches indicate intent,
the mood will start to motivate the hips,
and slowly heightened senses will torment,
and moisten deeply inside tender lips.

"Sweet embrace" by Dolly

One beautiful verse
July 25 at 5:07PM

DR DIP: I have been coming here for over 5 years now. I live In Australia in Sydney so at the time of writing AEST is 1745hrs friday night
where is Fanstory headquarters situated again?
West or east coast of America.
I notice it is 3;45 am on this site that puts us 9 hrs behind but a day in front.
I cannot add new posts until 1500 hrs AEST so I assume that equates to 12 midnight in Fanstory headquarters
So what is the town in America where Fanstory headquarters is again? Just curious
July 6 at 3:52AM
    Dean Kuch:
    PO Box 332
    Ocean Grove, New Jersey
    It's on the East coast, Mark.
    Eastern Daylight Time.
    It's 7:08AM at the time of this posting
    July 7 at 7:09AM
    DR DIP: thanks Dean
    July 8 at 11:41AM
    Ideasaregems-Dawn: Apparently you insist that I must mute you to keep you from writing in the forum (or on my page) that I am "a professional victim". This time you even suggested that I write a book called The Professional Victim etc. Tom Ens is well aware of the problems I have had on this site, including PDFs that don't download properly, many pieces missing, or posting too many times, etc. I have nothing to hide, and no hidden agenda, and he's tried to be helpful.

    My common-law husband of 28 years says I should just ignore you. I say that repeatedly harassing a 66 year old woman illustrates that there is obviously something wrong with you - there's something about ME that makes you keep coming back, even though I completely ignore you, and have done for months. It's not your business, so why else would you write the same thing over and over? (You're like a little boy in grade school pulling on a girl's pigtail.)

    Putting an "lol" with what you write doesn't make it any less insulting, or any less a personal attack (which is against site rules anyway). It just makes you appear pathetically weak. I'm not the first member to have told you so either - probably just the first WOMAN. B Mathews said exactly the same thing the last time you called me a "professional victim", and he's not even someone who is on my fan list of over 500.

    So let me stress, once and for all, I am not interested in anything to do with you. I think you hide behind "lol", pretending to be this "nice guy", this "funny guy" when you're really bullying people. I'm sorry for you.
    July 16 at 10:06AM
    DR DIP: just read your little comments dawn. I feel sad that it has come to this but hey one cannot change ones opinion or assessment of another.
    The expression, professional Victim was not said in any malice but merely an expression we use in Oz for someone who seems to have such a run of bad luck. I am sorry if it offended. In future I will not be making any comment on here that can be misconstrued

    respectfully dip
    August 19 at 6:21PM


what is it?
June 28 at 8:08AM
    michaelcahill: Acme Blinding Powder!

    ... a sarcophagus
    June 28 at 8:48AM
    Sarkems: coffin.
    June 28 at 9:24AM
    Mike Stevens: My guess makes NO fricking sense, unless it had said, 'The user never sees hair!
    June 28 at 5:35PM


June 21 at 1:11AM
    Dean Kuch: Hey...
    Thanks a million, cob!

    June 23 at 1:02AM

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