Isabella Jones

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Postby Despondence » Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:47 pm

I think we should just try to keep this kind of talk out of the Keats sections, and maybe not spill our guts so casually all the time (I'm sure I'm guilty of this myself).

My take on it is that it's fine to talk love and romance, maybe despondency and despair, since we're centered on a poet who delved so deeply into those matters. But people who come here probably don't want to read too much about our personal problems....there are other places more suitable for that. I'm just guessing here, my 2c worth.
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Postby Saturn » Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:53 pm

As far as I'm concerned this is a wholly democratic forum and if someone wants to start a thread exploring this idea and sharing their own thoughts and feelings and experiences they have every right to do so.

You don't have to read it, Despondence if that's not your thing.

That's my two-penneth-worth on this.
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Postby Credo Buffa » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:50 am

Despondence wrote:I think we should just try to keep this kind of talk out of the Keats sections, and maybe not spill our guts so casually all the time (I'm sure I'm guilty of this myself).

Well, that's basically what I was getting at :wink: I think sometimes we stray so far from the thread topic that we sort of forget what the topic actually is! But that's sort of one of the disadvantages of internet forums, as conversation isn't quite allowed to evolve the way it does in the "real world".

In any case, I've never been on a forum where people haven't at some point started to dive into their personal lives. After all, each person's interest in whatever the topic is can be considered a little bit of his or her personal life, can't it? As you say, Despondence, it makes sense that such talk can easily lead to other personal things.

In any case, I only brought it up because it occurred to me last night that, being that this is actually supposed to be a thread about Isabella Jones, that I hadn't actually contributed anything about her anywhere on it. . . :roll: I'll have to collect my thoughts and come back later with a relevant post :P
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Postby Despondence » Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:57 am

Saturn wrote:You don't have to read it, Despondence if that's not your thing.
Saturn! You wound me, and after all these years (well, two) how poorly you know me.. :(
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Postby dks » Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:46 pm

Albeit a recent resignee and now full time grad student, I'm an old, English teacher (and yes--compared to you guys, I feel pretty old), I'll always be glad to swing the discussion back to Keats and make a relevant "tie"...but let's not be too hard on ourselves--I mean, I'll bet Keats had MANY discussions about life and love with Charles Brown--over "beaded bubbles winking at the brim."--I regularly nurse a glass while reading this forum--it's highly intellectual and intriguing (without realizing it, you guys are helping me ponder my dissertation thesis)...Besides, where else can fellow TRUE Romantics convene and share the "lulling charities" of such poetic hearts? I'm honored to be counted among such company, I daresay. :wink:
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Postby Saturn » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:54 pm

Despondence wrote:
Saturn wrote:You don't have to read it, Despondence if that's not your thing.
Saturn! You wound me, and after all these years (well, two) how poorly you know me.. :(


Oh dear, what have I done?? :( :(

Whatever you took from what I said Despondence can I wholeheartedly assure you that there was never any offense intended in what I wrote above. As you say I've been here for two years and you even longer. I'm trying to think why you were so offended :?

Should I resign??


I was simply making the point that you don't have to read every single thread and post on this board if you think it isn't appropriate for this forum.

I suppose I'm more used to other forums with much more online interaction between members.

The whole intention of creating the miscelllaneous section of the forum was to encourage a bit of online 'socialising' between ourselves, get to 'know' each other and share our experiences, our likes and dislikes, thoughts on non-Keats related subjects.

It doesn't haev to be so serious and earnest all the time here - we should be having fun as well :D
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