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  • 08-25-2013, 03:13 AM
    lwbrewer
    I liked the read on what a pleasure trip you were on. It will be something you will always remember, and the details of it will stick in your mind better.lol. I've worked with one who went through something around that level years ago. I remember it well and that was only a few hours worth. It's nice to see the roots of the art, and look forward to your year old reflection on it. Congrates for doing it and sharing.
  • 08-24-2013, 01:42 AM
    Sniggles
    Props to you for going on the adventure. Excellent writing, Swifty.
  • 08-24-2013, 01:25 AM
    Thamob
    Good read man. I was totally expecting a story about a midget and some "misunderstanding" with a local "girl" . Really good Swift
  • 08-24-2013, 12:42 AM
    MIZjitsZOU
    I really enjoyed this. How long ago did it take place? Please start doing bjj so I can read that one!
  • 08-23-2013, 08:47 PM
    SWIFTboy
    Exactly!!!

    It may seem like such a small little throw in to the story, but you caught on to precisely why it is such important detail. There was no way for me to explain that and remain on point, so it's actually very satisfying to have someone understand that.

    You made my day!
  • 08-23-2013, 08:47 PM
    m1ckeykn0x
    You're the man, Swift.
  • 08-23-2013, 07:44 PM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by SWIFTboy View Post
    Thanks for the positive feedback everyone.



    It was very frustrating at first, though I assume somewhat purposefully so.
    Once I got a feel for the tone, and was able to get a handle on the non-linear timeline (which clearly had an influence on me) I started to enjoy it.
    In the weeks AFTER I finished it, I started to really understand the true genius of it, and it's really stuck with me.
    It's one of my favorites. When people talk about "The Greatest American Novel" [a concept I have trouble taking seriously, regardless] I utterly discount the speakers if it's not on the short list.

    To experience it for the first time as you were going through all that physically must have been a great mental/emotional counterpoint. Huzzah for metaphysical balances, and stuff.

    rh
  • 08-23-2013, 03:57 PM
    SWIFTboy
    Thanks for the positive feedback everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    Did you like Catch-22?
    It was very frustrating at first, though I assume somewhat purposefully so.
    Once I got a feel for the tone, and was able to get a handle on the non-linear timeline (which clearly had an influence on me) I started to enjoy it.
    In the weeks AFTER I finished it, I started to really understand the true genius of it, and it's really stuck with me.
  • 08-22-2013, 10:02 PM
    rivethead
    Beautiful. Nice pace and balance with detail. Lean and hard, with nouns you can bite to make sure they're real.

    Did you like Catch-22?

    rh
  • 08-22-2013, 08:48 PM
    TBEAR
    Swift for the win--in toughness and writing
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