I write the longest RJ emails.

  • MikeW

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    Dec 02, 2012 7:25 AM GMT
    I've been emailing back and forth with several guys on the forum. Just did a word count on one, counting only my most recent reply, it was 3,359 words.

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    I type very fast, though. icon_razz.gif

    Of course they aren't all anywhere near THAT length. But even my shorter ones would be tl;dr for most guys. hahaha

    But some keep replying!

    Don't EVER ask me what I think. I might just tell you.

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  • TheAlchemixt

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    Dec 02, 2012 1:33 PM GMT
    Are you writing these people short stories or something?
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    Dec 02, 2012 1:37 PM GMT
    Actually I could tell from your posts that you enjoy expanding on a topic. I am guilty of the same on occasion.

    Luckily you have a great deal of useful information to share.

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    Dec 02, 2012 1:40 PM GMT
    I am also guilty. It gets me in trouble, so I am trying to give more quick, to the point, one or two word responses these days... (which also gets me in trouble... icon_redface.gif ).
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    Dec 02, 2012 1:46 PM GMT
    I always try to be brief.
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    Dec 02, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
    Sometimes I feel like I send too many. I usually send them when someone is troubled or having a bad day. I would imagine they're received with a rolling of eyes and dread of more mushy shit from me.
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    Dec 02, 2012 2:40 PM GMT


    *makes note to email Mike as I think I'd enjoy his emails*
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    Dec 02, 2012 2:43 PM GMT
    "I have nothing to say, but I am saying it." -John Cage

    This came from the man performing on pieces like Vexations by Satie, lasting over 18 hours of continuous chords. He also wrote 4'33".

    Sometimes what we say is meaningless, sometimes not. Noise is defined as any sound that is an annoyance or unwanted. Life is full of chatter; even when I lock myself in the anechoic chamber my body produces so much sound it defeats the purpose. We will never find true silence.

    We recognize speech by detecting gaps of 'silence' between bursts of energy. Evidence shows that even in congenital deafness the auditory cortex takes on the role of processing visual stimuli. We also consider concepts such as visual noise. (The deaf and blind is such a new field, don't ask.)

    Without noise we cannot begin to understand things that resemble silence; So keep writing!

    ... and I have nothing to say, but I am saying it.
  • calibro

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    Dec 02, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    cool story, bro
  • Lincsbear

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    Dec 02, 2012 4:15 PM GMT
    Impressive!

    I regularly send e-mails in the hundreds of words but never managed a thousand (or more!)

    And I do set them out like a traditional letter.
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    Dec 02, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
    No you are not alone! Uncle Bob (Art_Deco).
    He writes pretty long and lengthy too, and he writes very well, its joy to actually read his mails.

    unlike some folks who just writes "Aha"....icon_eek.gif

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    to be honest, I can be so drunk like when I write it long... its like your on a Plane there's turbulence going on..78.gificon_confused.gif do excusa-me I know I get you much headaches.

    That said I love reading long mails it tells pretty much and very much of a person even if, is their grandfather's story.icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 02, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    I'm glad so many guys write a lot on emails. I do, too, and posts on forums. I'd feel more comfortable if others did, lol.

    I don't like short or long, wordy emails or posts if they are pushy, mean spirited, or strange.

    I like reading something that is heartfelt, considerate, and informative. Sometimes that takes a couple of words or a lot!
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    Dec 02, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    If it looks like a Supreme Court brief, I'm not reading it.
  • Suetonius

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    Dec 02, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidI think your writing habits have a lot to do with your age. You and I can actually remember writing and mailing letters that had a stamp on them when we were kids.

    The whole world seemed to spin on a slower axis back then.
    Letters have one advantage over emails - they endure. Some of us occasionally still do write letters. (And I believe that anything I write currently doesn't have any of the pompous bs I sometimes wrote as a precocious teenager) Letters from people long since gone, can evoke otherwise evanescent memories more so than just gazing at an old photograph can . Holding a letter from my grandmother from many years ago, I can still detect traces of her perfume.
  • MikeW

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    Dec 02, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidI think your writing habits have a lot to do with your age. You and I can actually remember writing and mailing letters that had a stamp on them when we were kids.

    The whole world seemed to spin on a slower axis back then.

    Yes, there was a time, really not that long ago in the context of human history, when information moved no faster than a human or a horse could run. The Twentieth century remade the world and it isn't over yet.

    Nice to know I'm not the only one who likes to write and sometimes has something to say.

    @ deltalimen: The brain is always silent.
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    Dec 02, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    MikeW saidI've been emailing back and forth with several guys on the forum. Just did a word count on one, counting only my most recent reply, it was 3,359 words.

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    I type very fast, though. icon_razz.gif

    Of course they aren't all anywhere near THAT length. But even my shorter ones would be tl;dr for most guys. hahaha

    But some keep replying!

    Don't EVER ask me what I think. I might just tell you.

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    You should write for the Supreme Court, you and Scalia would get along great. He loves to write too. On the bright side you do not have to have legal training to be on the court according to the Constitution.
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    Dec 02, 2012 6:48 PM GMT
    That's awesome though. icon_razz.gif Most people on here can't hold a conversation at all.
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    Dec 02, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
    Usually all I get on the other end, if someone is under thirty, is "hahaha." Well, it's nice to know someone thinks I'm funny.
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    Dec 02, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    I do the same thing. I think I scare people off that way.