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That pic (and the "pimples" line) just confirms for me what I've always thought, lo these many years--that Spats is a character, not a person (though he may also be one of the regular members of the board under another name). He never grows up because characters never grow up--Peter Pan is the same age every time you open the book.

He's damn well-written, but--and I know I'm about the only one--I'm still a Spats-atheist. ;)

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That pic (and the "pimples" line) just confirms for me what I've always thought, lo these many years--that Spats is a character, not a person (though he may also be one of the regular members of the board under another name). He never grows up because characters never grow up--Peter Pan is the same age every time you open the book.

He's damn well-written, but--and I know I'm about the only one--I'm still a Spats-atheist. ;)

You're not the only one ;)

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That's just part of the way his character is written, ldw, from my perspective--and it's very well done (in the sense of convincing and consistent), I have to congratulate the author from that point of view.

It's a very clever, consistant persona to carry - to never slip up - after all this time.

The fact that he's tugging aggressively on his hood - as if a glimpse of flesh would reveal all - is revealing. It's not because he doesn't want us seeing his face for fear of ridicule, but, because once we do, he will become a person and not a character. And the character is all he's got.

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It's a very clever, consistant persona to carry - to never slip up - after all this time.

The fact that he's tugging aggressively on his hood - as if a glimpse of flesh would reveal all - is revealing. It's not because he doesn't want us seeing his face for fear of ridicule, but, because once we do, he will become a person and not a character. And the character is all he's got.

Very true :yesnod: I just don't get what he gets out of this. Perhaps it's better I don't :blink:

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It's a very clever, consistant persona to carry - to never slip up - after all this time.

Exactly. That's why I'm full of admiration, and why hardly anybody else feels the same way. That picture is brilliant--posting a pic where we can't see him, because he doesn't exist--as is the line about being "a real person and not some joker" (the Joker being his avi). It's like in the Wizard of Oz--look behind the curtain and there's only some guy pretending to be the Wizard.

But it's easy to maintain the role if you've got another persona on the board where you can be yourself.

In response to nine: Attention. Winding everybody up. A whole thread to himself. While the author as himself is over in another thread expressing his real views on the possibility of an O2 DVD release or whatever.

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I haven't posted any pic here for a while....

Sydney.jpg

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Nice. Great pic. Sydney was my favourite city in Australia (with Perth).

Can't believe anybody had to ask what the structure was in the background though. I thought the Sydney Opera House was instantly recognizable to everyone. :blink:

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Nice. Great pic. Sydney was my favourite city in Australia (with Perth).

Can't believe anybody had to ask what the structure was in the background though. I thought the Sydney Opera House was instantly recognizable to everyone. :blink:

I admit i am not God(god) -now get a life and stop obsessing over my posts

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That pic (and the "pimples" line) just confirms for me what I've always thought, lo these many years--that Spats is a character, not a person (though he may also be one of the regular members of the board under another name). He never grows up because characters never grow up--Peter Pan is the same age every time you open the book.

He's damn well-written, but--and I know I'm about the only one--I'm still a Spats-atheist. ;)

Holy freakin' cow! Aquamarine,this post makes loads of sense. I know it was touched on many months ago that "spats" diatribe was some sort of post graduate mission statement. It never entered my mind that spats could be another regular member under another name.

I've always thought "spats," was a cool name.How could an unhappy, go unlucky type have one of the coolest names on the forum? And he's damn well-written as you say...but ,if he is another contributor to the forum under another name, who the heck could he (or she) be?

The damn spats intrigue continues.

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Holy freakin' cow! Aquamarine,this post makes loads of sense. I know it was touched on many months ago that "spats" diatribe was some sort of post graduate mission statement. It never entered my mind that spats could be another regular member under another name.

I've always thought "spats," was a cool name.How could an unhappy, go unlucky type have one of the coolest names on the forum? And he's damn well-written as you say...but ,if he is another contributor to the forum under another name, who the heck could he (or she) be?

The damn spats intrigue continues.

Maybe we should start a thread...... :o

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Don't tempt us, Babs. <_<

Should just add, the notion of Spats also being a regular member is just one that occurred to me as an explanation of how it's possible to keep up the role-playing all this time, namely if he has another outlet as a regular Zep fan. But the author may just get off on creating the character. Like, for instance, the husband of a friend of mine is an atheist (not a Spats atheist! :D ) and we live in a very evangelical Christian area, so periodically he sends pro-atheist letters to the local newspaper for the sheer enjoyment of reading all the replies as the devout readership busts a gut in horror at his views. Tickles me, too. So, in along the same lines, note how every time Spats says something female-related, there's a reliable outpouring of

:nuke:

I can see how that could be huge fun. Also staying up thinking up dumb replies to people's rational posts. Because there always is one, expressed in a completely deadpan tone--the writer is a genius. ;)

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Don't tempt us, Babs. <_<

Should just add, the notion of Spats also being a regular member is just one that occurred to me as an explanation of how it's possible to keep up the role-playing all this time, namely if he has another outlet as a regular Zep fan. But the author may just get off on creating the character. Like, for instance, the husband of a friend of mine is an atheist (not a Spats atheist! :D ) and we live in a very evangelical Christian area, so periodically he sends pro-atheist letters to the local newspaper for the sheer enjoyment of reading all the replies as the devout readership busts a gut in horror at his views. Tickles me, too. So, in along the same lines, note how every time Spats says something female-related, there's a reliable outpouring of

:nuke:

I can see how that could be huge fun. Also staying up thinking up dumb replies to people's rational posts. Because there always is one, expressed in a completely deadpan tone--the writer is a genius. ;)

Ninelives is another phony!!! thought i'd add it to the scenario

now...wat a sec...Atheist don't believe in a creator? don't believe in life after death? then why do they chose to continue on living? do they believe in magic? like they type where...

Do Atheist enjoy observing and giving prayers to the stars?

James Randi, is he considered to be atheist?

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The atheism example was obviously just that, an example--of somebody else manipulating a readership for entertainment. I have no further interest in that topic.

As for your comment about ninelives, I'm glad to know she'll think it as worthy of being ignored as I do.

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I admit i am not God(god) -now get a life and stop obsessing over my posts

Huh? When was the last time I responded to a post of yours? I didn't even recall it was you.

Just thought it was bizarre that somebody didn't recognize the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE. :o

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Ninelives is another phony!!! thought i'd add it to the scenario

now...wat a sec...Atheist don't believe in a creator? don't believe in life after death? then why do they chose to continue on living? do they believe in magic? like they type where...

Do Atheist enjoy observing and giving prayers to the stars?

James Randi, is he considered to be atheist?

Nine is the nicest "phony" I know

:)

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