OFP

OFP

59 years old
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Here's hoping tomorrow's protest in London against democracy is less violent than yesterday's. God rest the soul of 933
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  • Are you a ...?
    Writer published in mags, etc
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Sophisticated
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    W E Bowman
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Ascent of the Rum Doodle
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Procastinatory
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Who needs editing? I am perfect already
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To be understood
    Your worst habit?
    Political debate with the lesser gifted
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    A conspiracy from start to finish. My work will die with me
    Where do you write?
    M4
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on AlanP's Blog "In a story would I....".
    Excellent, Johnny, and all those unenlightened who say that violence never solved anything.... ... Did I ever tell you lot about African Axe Collection Agency, a small enterprise that my former Legion mate, Murphy the Murderer founded in is post ...
    2 hours ago
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on OFP's Blog "Saturday's ponderable points...".
    I've only got a gladius.
    3 hours ago
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on OFP's Blog "Saturday's ponderable points...".
    An HOUR!?.... I'm much quicker than that.... but I practice alot ... on my own...
    3 hours ago
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on AlanP's Blog "Lost for Words".
    Loved Clint. Where Eagles Dare, he mowed down a battalion of SS and two companies of Alpine Jagers with an MP 40 and only reloaded once. He was special.
    3 hours ago
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on OFP's Blog "Saturday's ponderable points...".
    @ No 1 - Evidently a Swordsman thrusting his Seax for an hour will burn one hundred calories (a Now & Then joke, you had to be there)
    4 hours ago
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    RichardB
    "RichardB" commented on OFP's Blog "Saturday's ponderable points...".
    An unkindness of ravens...
    5 hours ago
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    OFP
    OFP wrote a new blog: "Saturday's ponderable points...".
    AS discussed this week in the White Van Chronicles;   1. Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour. 2. In the UK, it is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day! 3.Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by ...
    6 hours ago
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on AlanP's Blog "In a story would I....".
    If you know the address, what a temptation! Low scale urban warfare. Crap in a box and send it to them.
    8 hours ago
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on AlanP's Blog "Lost for Words".
    Love flat pack furniture, especially the self destruct feature designed into it if you attempt to move it after it has been assembled. In the 70's the yank army published wordless, cartoon training pamphlets explaining how to destroy Soviet tanks ...
    8 hours ago
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on John Alty's Blog "Tea in Peshawar".
    I would read more of this... Write more of this....
    9 hours ago
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    OFP
    OFP has accepted SecretSpi's friend request.
    1 day ago
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    OFP
    OFP Here's hoping tomorrow's protest in London against democracy is less violent than yesterday's. God rest the soul of 933
    2 days ago
    • Mashie Niblick
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      Mashie Niblick well put
      2 days ago
    • AlanP
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      AlanP Indeed. There are some that plead for understanding of the people who launch these attacks. We must find a peace because it has to stop. But as for the maniac who attacked (and all who launch these attacks) I'm pleased he's dead and I hope it hurt.
      1 day ago
    • RichardB
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      RichardB Agreed. but in a democratic country political protest is a democratic right. Terrorism and murder are not. Please don't equate the two, even by implication.
      1 day ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus Also RIP the police officer shot in Wisconsin earlier today. Tragic week for the police worldwide
      1 day ago
    • Newbie
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      Newbie :-(
      1 day ago
    • OFP
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      OFP RB, the irony of supposedly democratic supporters protesting a decision arrived at by referendum which is the purest form of democracy is an absurdity I find laughable. But the death of an unarmed policeman I find enraging. Trust me when I say that I do not equate the fools of Saturday with the pig shit eater of Friday. Although I think neither actually have a clue about democracy.
      1 day ago
    • AlanP
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      AlanP Wednesday, my friend. We'll debate the rest another time. Let's just think of a brave man right now.
      1 day ago
    • OFP
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      OFP Thermopylae
      1 day ago
    • AlanP
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      AlanP 500 tough guys?
      1 day ago
    • OFP
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      OFP Not at all. Facing death in defence to protect your mates. 933
      1 day ago
    • AlanP
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      AlanP Fair point.
      1 day ago
    • OFP
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      OFP Touchy one for me. Getting bitter about a few things now. Must be my age. Thanks for the slap on the back.
      1 day ago
    • AlanP
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      AlanP No worries. Hard times.
      1 day ago
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on AlanP's Blog "In a story would I....".
    i like it, RB. The 24B to Hell. Transfer to Purgatory.
    2 days ago
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    OFP
    OFP ... London
    2 days ago
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    OFP
    OFP commented on OFP's picture.
    i am bravely thwarting a vicious assault on an aid convoy..... or I am trading the lieutenant's rations for some shiny rocks that were probably obsidian.
    3 days ago

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  • Squidge
    by Squidge 18 days ago
    Which one?!
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 19 days ago
    Thought we were friends, but it appears not. This time round, anyway. ;)
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 20 days ago
    Why can't they marry? That I do know (and you'll have to read the book, when I publish it. Which will only be when I sort out who told what to who, further down the line.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 1 month ago
    Blogs, you & Mashie are essentially right. I enjoyed the diversion into the discussion on the nature of humour and regret that I played a part in giving oxygen to the darker side of the discussion. I still don't quite understand how the initial subject can be funny, but I was pleased to be reminded of one of my favourite Goons lines, which once I was able to deploy in a genuine situation in 1982, which is long enough ago for me to think it must be past my bedtime.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 month ago
    Oooh - VERY pink!
  • J.net
    by J.net 1 month ago
    Thanks, Prop - glad to know that. It's a subject close to my heart too.
  • Mashie Niblick
    by Mashie Niblick 2 months ago
    Mmmm, I appreciate your bump, OFP.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 2 months ago
    Thanks, Prop. There's a vein of truth running through it, but all is good.
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 2 months ago
    Glad you're enjoying the book. I found it eye-opening even after having worked with (and a little bit in) the media for years. Obviously Davies is coming at it from a particular angle, and his own paper isn't exactly whiter than white, but he's done his research. Looking forward to getting on to your suggested texts
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 2 months ago
    You struck a nerve with this one, Prop. In 1982, I was working at the military hopital in Aldershot...