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    John Taylor
    "John Taylor" commented on Noodledoodle's Blog "August Supermoon ".
    Underlining everything OFP has said. Hero is the word.
    6 mins ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    @Alan - oh, definitely fair enough but I wanted to emphasise the specific point about dual writing names. Yes, the deliberate deception (for the best of reasons) was a factor in those identities. Interestingly, 'George Eliot' was born Mary Ann Evans ...
    52 mins ago
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    Mashie Niblick
    "Mashie Niblick" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    @OFP thanks and don't forget our York bender.
    1 hour ago
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    @Daeds, George Elliot, Mrs Ashton Dennis and also the Bell brothers were all women writing at a time when women weren't considered suitable for serious writing, for what ever reason. Therefore they were created in order to deceive, and in my view it ...
    1 hour ago
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    Old Fat Prop
    "Old Fat Prop" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    I must say and did,actually post my disappointment when the Platax profile was deleted. Glad you're back and writing. I was Old Fat Prop once and had to delete my profile. I came back and was able to use the same one again. I have no issues with ...
    1 hour ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Noodledoodle's Blog "August Supermoon ".
    Lee-oh
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    True... I used to get stick when I posted anonylously on the Guardian blogs, but for one thing privacy is important to me (and we're constantly being told to take measures to protect ourselves from e.g. identity theft) and I wanted to be able to ...
    1 hour ago
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    Old Fat Prop
    "Old Fat Prop" commented on Noodledoodle's Blog "August Supermoon ".
    Note to all: ND has massively underwritten this event, which, to me, shows her humility and strength of character. For the unaware, the rib is the primary lifeboat. If that goes, a certain focus on tasks at hand increases as plan B is now drifting ...
    1 hour ago
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    Noodledoodle
    "Noodledoodle" commented on Noodledoodle's Blog "August Supermoon ".
    To be honest with you all, I've barely been able to think about that day, let alone write about it and I remember saying to Mike that I'd prefer to endure a whole day of colonoscopies than go through that awful day again. The rib was never ...
    1 hour ago
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    Mashie Niblick
    "Mashie Niblick" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    Daeds - a bit different from multiple names on a social media site, where identity and trust are connected. I'll take up your offer in due course to help me with my writing, thanks. Just trying to get the shape right first.
    1 hour ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    Mashie - I might be, to be honest I haven't checked. @Alan, those examples I gave are not just authors using pen names, but authors publishing work under at least two different names. (Some of them are also the author's real name, but if so they ...
    1 hour ago
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    bazbaron
    "bazbaron" commented on Noodledoodle's Blog "August Supermoon ".
    I could feel the adrenalin rush, Noods, nice account of the 'highlight' of your sailing holiday. Pleased it turned out well, 'cept for the rib. Did you ever recover it?
    1 hour ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Noodledoodle's Blog "August Supermoon ".
    Just goes to show how in this modern age, not so far from the land, the elements can still throw a sizeable and potentially life-threatening spanner in the works. Bad news about the dinghy (do you think you'll get it back?) but no doubt this is a ...
    1 hour ago
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    As Daeds says, it's a well established practice - Mrs Ashton Denis, A Lady, The three brothers Bell (Currer, Ellis, and Acton), Eric Blair, George Eliot, Mary Evans, etc etc. It dates way back and indeed, in some cases, it was done to deceive. It ...
    1 hour ago
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    bdcharles
    "bdcharles" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    I think these alter egos must predate me. But it's nothing new to change personas, although I want to avoid it here because I want to remain accountable for what I say and also if such a time comes that the name B.D.Charles is visible on ...
    2 hours ago
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on Noodledoodle's Blog "August Supermoon ".
    There is a certain comfort to be derived from reading a blog like this, knowing that it is perforce written after the event and therefore total disaster was averted. Nevertheless it conveys a scary moment (few hours) very well. A pity about the ...
    2 hours ago
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    Mashie Niblick
    "Mashie Niblick" commented on Noodledoodle's Blog "August Supermoon ".
    wow quite a thriller. I can see Mike's (?) hands gripping the wheel tightly. The sea seems to have its own volatile character.
    2 hours ago
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    Mashie Niblick
    "Mashie Niblick" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    Daedalus - you're not me are you?
    2 hours ago
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    Noodledoodle
    Noodledoodle wrote a new blog: "August Supermoon ".
    Any of you remember this? This is the August Supermoon 2014 - the closest the moon has been to the earth in nineteen years. This photo was taken at the Darthouth Hotel Marina where we had been staying on our sailing boat for a few days. Pretty ...
    2 hours ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    Apparently Lionel Shriver is a woman. I honestly didn't know that until last night's BBC Short Story Award programme... As far as I'm aware though, no dolls were involved. But anyway... identities. Many authors have alter egos - Robin Hobb/Megan ...
    2 hours ago
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    Mashie Niblick
    "Mashie Niblick" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    My wife claims to be a woman, but given she has a potty mouth, I'm not so sure now.
    2 hours ago
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    Aonghus Fallon
    "Aonghus Fallon" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    Sometimes people adopt personas that would strain anybody's credulity to breaking point - I remember one bloke insisting he was a Sami dollmaker, even though I'm pretty sure his first language was English. For the life of me I can't remember if he ...
    2 hours ago
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    John Taylor
    "John Taylor" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    Amongst others, we have had Ernest Hemingway and Conan Doyle on this site, and one or two people who have managed more than one personality at the same time, and so don't worry about the weirdness factor of multiple personalities, Mn/A/P, we're all ...
    2 hours ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    Just as long as you don't accidentally take a photograph of it
    2 hours ago
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    Mashie Niblick
    "Mashie Niblick" commented on Mashie Niblick's Blog "Friends in a virtual world".
    I'm going to York if OFP does, manuscript in one hand, Old Speckled Cock in the other
    2 hours ago

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