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Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:14 pm
by Pedz
Corazon de Leon wrote:Football’s great. Like, it’s absolutely fine not to like it but I’ll never understand the pathological dislike of the sport that some people have.


Oh, it's not just that sport. I hate pretty much all sports. Rugby and American Football are ok-ish.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:14 pm
by Lagamorph
Out for tea with my brother, his wife and my mum.

They've decided to have a conversation across the table about the size and regularity of my nieces gooseberry fools while we wait for the food to come.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:15 pm
by Pedz
Nice, just what you want on your mind before you eat.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:19 pm
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
Lagamorph wrote:Out for tea with my brother, his wife and my mum.

They've decided to have a conversation across the table about the size and regularity of my nieces gooseberry fools while we wait for the food to come.


But is she a Chelsea fan?

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:20 pm
by Lagamorph
Moggy wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Out for tea with my brother, his wife and my mum.

They've decided to have a conversation across the table about the size and regularity of my nieces gooseberry fools while we wait for the food to come.


But is she a Chelsea fan?

Fortunately not.

Total Batman fan though.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:47 pm
by u ok santa xx
Lagamorph wrote:Out for tea with my brother, his wife and my mum.

They've decided to have a conversation across the table about the size and regularity of my nieces gooseberry fools while we wait for the food to come.


strawberry float's sake Laga I was eating whilst reading that post :x

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:50 pm
by Cuđđoolph
Corazon de Leon wrote:Football’s great. Like, it’s absolutely fine not to like it but I’ll never understand the pathological dislike of the sport that some people have.

Sport in general is one of the great accomplishments of civilisation and I'll hear no arguments against that.

Golf is dogshit though of course.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:50 pm
by Saigon Slick
Cuttooth wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Football’s great. Like, it’s absolutely fine not to like it but I’ll never understand the pathological dislike of the sport that some people have.

Sport in general is one of the great accomplishments of civilisation and I'll hear no arguments against that.

Cricket is dogshit though of course.


Agreed.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:58 pm
by Ding Dong Merrilly on Hide
Cuttooth wrote:Sport in general is one of the great accomplishments of civilisation and I'll hear no arguments against that.


Science and Art are by far greater accomplishments imo.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:03 pm
by Saigon Slick
Wrong. Tell me sport isn’t the greatest thing ever after a last minute winner at Ibrox. Just ignore the sectarian riots.

Joking aside, science and art, and sport, aren’t really comparable fields. It’s alright for all three to be great accomplishments of mankind without diminishing anything else.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:06 pm
by Cuđđoolph
Ironhide wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:Sport in general is one of the great accomplishments of civilisation and I'll hear no arguments against that.


Science and Art are by far greater accomplishments imo.

Great =/= Greatest

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:28 pm
by Rocking Around the Mini E
Corazon de Leon wrote:Wrong. Tell me sport isn’t the greatest thing ever after a last minute winner at Ibrox. Just ignore the sectarian riots.


A late equaliser at Ewood Park?

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:28 pm
by Rocking Around the Mini E
Corazon de Leon wrote:Wrong. Tell me sport isn’t the greatest thing ever after a last minute winner at Ibrox. Just ignore the sectarian riots.


A late equaliser at Ewood Park?

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:30 pm
by Saigon Slick
A sentiment so nice, you said it twice. Depends who’s doing the equalising really.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:25 pm
by Saigon Slick
After being down on my academic prospects earlier I got the results of two blind peer reviews for my book proposal.

They were, weirdly, complete polar opposites. One of them said my writing sample was "lucid and engaging," noted they would be happy to accept the proposal with a few tweaks and the dropping of a section, and would even put their name to an endorsement of the final manuscript that could be used to publicise the book.

The second one called my writing uninspiring, and reckons I rely on cliches too much. Said there was no point to the book I was proposing, and because I have no peer-reviewed articles under my belt yet, I'm not qualified to take on a project of the magnitude I'm suggesting. The PhD I've earned is, apparently, chopped liver.

The editor says she's still very much interested in the proposal and that the in-depth nature of the negative comments indicates promising material. The the series editor of the book line they're looking to have me publish under also seems to still be on-board, so they want me to have a look at the comments, chat to them about what we can change, revise and resubmit.

So yeah I don't really know how to feel about this one.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:50 pm
by Karl_
I haven't worked on a book (crikey, the thesis is proving bad enough :slol: ) but I'd've thought if 50% of the academics that read your book think it's great and want to endorse it, that's a fantastic result. No book is going to appeal to everyone, but you can take the negative feedback in stride and consider whether you can take anything from it, while being buoyed by the fact that someone out there loves it already.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:57 pm
by Karl_
And I don't "get" sport at all, team sports in particular seem to put fans of different teams at each other's throats in a way I find a bit off-putting (people say it's banter but then why are there so many genuine fights and hurt feelings?!). Saying that, I understand it scratches some kind of itch for many people and as an anime-watching adult I probably can't judge anyone else's hobby. :slol: I remember trying when I was a kid to "be normal" and get into football to fit in but nah, couldn't do it, just bounced off it really.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:10 am
by Saigon Slick
Karl_ wrote:I haven't worked on a book (crikey, the thesis is proving bad enough :slol: ) but I'd've thought if 50% of the academics that read your book think it's great and want to endorse it, that's a fantastic result. No book is going to appeal to everyone, but you can take the negative feedback in stride and consider whether you can take anything from it, while being buoyed by the fact that someone out there loves it already.


Yeah I don't take criticism well and for about half an hour the negative review absolutely ruined me, but I think actually there's a lot of positive ideas in both reviews. I think the fact that it hasn't been rejected out of hand by the editor is pretty important; though it wouldn't pass an editorial board yet, with a bit of work it may yet come good.

Thanks for that mate, I always liked you. :wub:

Karl_ wrote:And I don't "get" sport at all, and team sports seem to put fans of different teams at each other's throats (people say it's banter but then why are there so many genuine fights and hurt feelings?!). Saying that, I understand it scratches some kind of itch for many people and as an anime-watching adult I probably can't judge anyone else's hobby. :slol: I remember trying when I was a kid to "be normal" and get into football to fit in but nah, couldn't do it, just bounced off it really.


I never liked you Karl. :|

:wub:

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:36 am
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas
I only ever managed to get a few academic articles published, and none of them in any particularly well renowned journals or anything, but I too used to find the peer review feedback soul destroying at times! I'd usually shake it off quickly and the reviewers usually had some genuinely useful points that helped improve the work either for resubmission or using elsewhere, but it was still a stressful experience! :lol:

Good luck with the book Cora, like Karl says a 50% hit rate is pretty good. Even some seers can only manage that level! ;)

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:53 am
by LewisD
Corazon de Leon wrote:
The second one called my writing uninspiring, and reckons I rely on cliches too much. Said there was no point to the book I was proposing, and because I have no peer-reviewed articles under my belt yet, I'm not qualified to take on a project of the magnitude I'm suggesting. The PhD I've earned is, apparently, chopped liver.



What's his address? banana split deserves a glitter bomb!