“This is not an apology, but stating my reasons as to why your posts bother me. I think I owe you that much.”
”I feel that there is an agenda when I read your criticisms. I think Alec said it best in his post.”
”…there seems to be a grudge against those who post art that isn't part of your view of what art should be. It's not a matter of being thin skinned: hell, James Kilbourne writes a scathing article of my beloved YES, and is met with compliments for even attempting to listen. But though his criticism was scathing, his overall manner was not. That incident was a good example of artistic differences on SOLO being handled with civility.”
”…but it really does seem that you may be threatened by work that doesn't fit your criteria.”
”…let this be my statement on where I stand with you…”
Num++ brought up your post to me privately, and I looked it over and I thought it might be helpful if I comment.
This is what I understand from it: that you are bothered, feel I have an agenda, that I am uncivil, insecure, and intimidated by all work outside of my personal interested.
You start off with that you will state your reasons but when I actually read your post carefully you did not mention one. You did mention you agreed with Alec without a quote or source, you wrote about how you feel yourself about being a loner, and nowhere do you quote where I am uncivil.
Now I am not a mind reader…and I don’t play mind games, well except with Hong, I have never been good with hints…all I understand from you is that your unhappy with me and I don’t have any clue as to why.
Now there might be a good reason to call someone uncivil and etc but without actually detailing factual stuff then you are being nasty. Have you ever talked with people who hate Rand and justify it my misstating her views? Well you're kinda doing the same thing without stating or misstating anything I have written.
From my perspective I am being very kind to you now…if you have something critical to say well then criticize! When push comes to shove and you have to quote what you thought was bad…you might actually find it is well thought out and stated carefully and you might not have a case at all.
On the other hand if you right, that I am a prick, and you give facts then it makes it possible for me to learn where I make mistakes.
(Edited by Newberry on 6/19, 5:30pm)