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    Post Whatever You Are Thinking At This Very Moment

    I thought I'd pop my head in as not been here in ages, but I've realised I barely recognise anyone posting anymore :coldsweat: Any of the old guard (I joined in 2009 or thereabouts) still around?
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    Morrissey Central "BORN SORRY" (August 19, 2020)

    Some of the replies here are just...yikes. The vast majority of Morrissey's posts and opinions these days absolutely deserve criticism and scorn - but maybe we could pause the vitriol when he's talking about his mum dying?
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    What did make you smile today?

    I got engaged a couple of weekends ago, so, you know, there's that. :)
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    David Bowie dies at 69

    "I heard a rumour from ground control- oh no, don't say it's true" So shocked. I always knew of him and how vital he was but somehow didn't really start listening and understanding until I was about 18. His magnitude was such that it always felt like he'd go on forever. Reminds you just how...
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    Morrissey: criticisms of debut novel are 'an attack against me' - The Guardian

    Oh, go ahead and analyse all you like. If I only liked 'easy-reading' I wouldn't have bothered spending nine grand on an English degree, so your threats to 'analyse' my intelligence, my taste level, and the validity of my criticisms really don't mean shit to me because I can see you're just...
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    Members Pics

    New picture right after I cut my hair super-short. It's pink now. :p
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    The f*** My Life Thread

    I recently lost my third job this year. f*** it, it's not worth trying.
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    Is Morrissey Solo full of assholes and moderators who change and/or manipulate your posts?

    There certainly seem to be more arseholes around in general in the last few years. Or maybe I'm just getting older and more disillusioned...
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    tell us about the last Film you saw

    I went to see Crimson Peak a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. Anything that Gothic and camp is right up my alley. I found it kind of sexy, too. Also I wanted to live in that house...albeit without the ghosts and the hole in the roof!
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    Morrissey: criticisms of debut novel are 'an attack against me' - The Guardian

    I've read the posts and they're perfectly valid, especially when they said that quoting directly from the book and just saying it's brilliant (which is essentially what you're doing) is no real defence. Nothing wrong with them saying it's shit and trying to explain why they think that- all your...
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    Morrissey: criticisms of debut novel are 'an attack against me' - The Guardian

    Personally I think most of us would like you not to be such a patronising self righteous dick, but there you go. I'm assuming 'brain dead' equals 'doesn't agree with me' in your world?
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    Morrissey: criticisms of debut novel are 'an attack against me' - The Guardian

    Not surprising really. Moz has never taken criticism well, which is fair enough when there are very mixed views on something, but it's hard to take his rather adolescent "you just don't understand me" schtick seriously on this one seeing that most people agreed the book was shit and he's failed...
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    "List of the Lost" review in Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet (Swedish); media mentions

    I'm not in publishing as a career at the moment, but I'm doing some training to become a proofreader so I have a bit of knowledge about the basic process. Generally you'd have at least a structural editor and then a copy-editor liasing with the author on style and such before proofreading...
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    "List of the Lost" review in Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet (Swedish); media mentions

    She clearly made many, many oversights in editing this, though. My guess is that Morrissey pushed back massively on messing with it too much, and so the irrelevant rambling remained. This was a problem with Autobiography too.
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