Post by Sid Nuncius Post by J. P. Gilliver (John) Post by Nick Odell Post by Mike
Would doing away with Kate incur the wrath of the law - or, would it be
classed as a humanitarian act for the benefit of Mankind?
Ruth should have taken Kate with her when she went to New Zealand and
abandoned her in Christchurch.
Some BTN attempts are perhaps too obvious? I think for proper BTN/BTAs
*in UMRA*, they have to generate a laugh, even if a guilty one; this
one didn't really, for me.
(Not getting at Nick in particular.)
A good point, John, and one which I considered myself before reading
your post. I accepted the nomination because it is the first BT on this
matter and it did make me smile guiltily so my judgement was different
from yours, but blatancy is definitely a consideration.
If it matters, I had my doubts too. There are, in my opinion, at least
two ways of going for a BTN and one of those is the gentler, more
relaxed situation where a conversation about something silly or
inconsequential can wander into the darker realms and suddenly it
becomes bad taste.
The other is where something so awful, so evil, so tragic occurs that it
leaves one speechless but there still remains a need to express ones
feelings. Somehow, starting a thread to say Have you heard the news?
Isn't it dreadful? seldom feels right. There's a need - well, for me
there is - to say something while it is fresh and raw and in this
relatively closed community where bad taste is a recognised form of
communication, saying the unspeakable becomes my way of communicating
the unsayable - if you see what I mean? It may not have been very well
crafted - and I don't think this one was - but for me it brings out into
the open what I've been thinking about and what I imagine we've all been
thinking about and for which I still don't have the words to express my
utter, utter emptiness.