Friday, March 23, 2007

Finally - BB5 is here

Big blogger five is here - JB 71 wins (in an entriley predictable turn of events).

Among the 16 hon mentions, nine are Pseuds' regulars.

I have Zephirine's, Mouth of the Mersey's, mimitig's, Kokomo's, and mine already.

I Reckon I can get JB's and Duncan23's by pester power.

Anyone else - send on to the usual address.

And just because big blogger is on sabbatical - it doesn't mean we have to be.

If you write something send it on - the address, as ever, is:

pseudscorner@hotmail.co.uk

Have fun and play nice,

Ebren

36 comments:

MotM said...

Big Blogger today isn't the place to criticise, but the hooligan piece was not very good, the old basketball player and the Canadian ice hockey pieces okay, but they didn't speak to me.

Not even a smile, never mind a laugh in 15 winners.

Of course, the BB winners are welcome here and can comment on my stuff as I have in this post on theirs.

The greatest thing about BB is PC!

pipita said...

Congrats to all the Pseuds corner lot who got mentioned in BB. Well done

mimi said...

pipita: careful not to "brown-nose". We may get accused of being a clique. Oh whoops, we already have been!
Mouth: not to knock GU's BB in any way cos without it we wouldn't be here and it's been fun, but I also was surprised, particularly after some earlier editorial comments, to find no smiles, laughs, or even sniggers along the way when reading the winners. I'd have thought one "comedy" type piece might have cut the mustard somewhere.

kokomo said...

i thought the hooligan piece was an attempt at comedy, but it didn't float my boat.

Having said that, i tried a couple of gags in my piece (which i assume will be put up soon), and it fell at the hon men stage, so who am i to criticise

MotM said...

The humour thing is strange.

I've posted before that it's a big job to get a laugh out of two out of three on a panel, but three out of three is a big ask.

Is it just me or are we older in the main over here than at GU? Do we have a different sense of humour amongst the 40 somethings over here (that's my guess) than the 30 somethings judging GU? (I think Lawrence and Rob are 30 ish and I'm guessing about the others).

Ebren said...

Google me (ebren) and you will see I miss this demographic by some distance.

I still find most of what you guys write very funny. Margin and Andy M are my age as well. Or they claim to be.

pipita said...

Mimi
Yeah well, precisely. I was under the impression that one of the main reasons for creating a space such as the one we have here was for the purpose, among other things, of not having to bother anymore with that sort of pointless accusation. This blog is a "clique" or rather "community" in its own right now

mimi said...

pipita: exactement mon brave!

andrewm said...

I'm 94 and I still have all my own teeth. I'm a randy old bugger too.

I thought the winners this week were OK, so unless Sean means the standard of the also-rans has improved then his intro is bizarre.

A word to the wise to anyone who sends anything to Ebren hoping for feedback - he's a tough editor :o)

offside said...

"cliquey, self-congratulary chat-room for frustrated writers."

He is too kind, non?

BlueinBetis said...

I liked the hooligan piece. Brazil's got nuts. I don't agree with practically everything he wrote, don't think it will win prizes for style, but the boy showed bollocks. Credit.

I've read some truly wonderful stuff because of BB. Strangely not on BB. Here. Sport raises emotions, and while I can't take anything away from most of the stuff that was posted on BB in terms of style, the emotion was lacking, generally. I've had more emotions raised by reading what has been posted here: I've rowed a boat across the Pacific, I've fumbled in a shop with a girl, I've invented a footy game, I've agonised over death, I've even been an insect. This is what BB did not deliver for me. I think it was our man in Tahiti that said the idea of a writing "competition" was strange. I agree. I still enjoy reading GU, some writers more than others, and believe that JB will be a great addition to the team, if only to widen the field for them. But, I have only had my nostalgia bump tickled by two writers on GU, ever. Harry and Marcela. I think we are all geeks that love the facts and figures so, if we like, we can go and search the information if we need to, like Tony did. GU does the facts and figures well. Pseuds does the emotion, a niche market, but one I am very glad to have found.

That said, I have just about finished my first piece. It's not emotional,or nostalgic, and only tenuously sporting. So that's me fucked then.

offside said...

bettyblue,

I love it when you call me "your man in Tahiti".

Purrrrrrrrrrrr

BlueinBetis said...

"our" man, you belong to all of us. so far I've paid for the toes. So you take good care not to get any of them eaten. I was told you had thirteen. So paid accordingly.

Ebren said...

and the ocean says - swooooshhh, grumblegrumblegrumble.

Guys, I know I seem harsh in what I said on the BB5 thread - but you have to read it in context and in its entirity.

I still think we have better humour, and more humanity here than I have seen anywhere on the web.

I love each and every one of you, and will chase after you looking for a snog if you let me.

All my love forever,

Ebren

BlueinBetis said...

Ebren,

grumble, the ocean grumbles? Must be too many mussels...

offside said...

blueinbetis,

no, no, it's absolutely correct. Ebren simply forgot to apply the offside copyright sign to swoooooshgrumblegrumblegrumble which is precisely the sound of the ocean rubbing against the reef on the north shore of Moorea.

You should come listen to it sometime.

BlueinBetis said...

Offside,

I'm not falling for that old line. Everybody knows Moorea (you must have the French version, in English its M-O-R-I-A) is a mine in Middle Earth. It's the place where Bilbo found the ring of power, Gandalf fell into the pit with the Balrog and where, god rest his soul, Balin is buried. Sea indeed.

Woooooh, now that is weird. There IS a lake, with a monster. And I must admit it kind of felt to me like that lake would be, well, unhappy. Ok, thanks for the invite, but I'm not coming till you confirm that the monster is dead, because in the book they don't kill it.

offside said...

betis,

all I can confirm is that the water is much, much warmer than that of the Silverlode.

andrewm said...

I sense you've all had a little too much to drink, but I hope it's your true nature coming out :)

BiB, couldn't agree more with your 12:46 AM post.

offside said...

andrew!

are you getting home late or up early?

andrewm said...

offside, I'm looking after a friend's cat which never sleeps, and likes to bite my wrists.

offside said...

OK, sorry, forget I asked.

Unless you want to talk about it.

andrewm said...

offside, I always want to talk about it.

The little bastard's still awake anyway. He's going to attack me anytime soon.

offside said...

On average, cats sleep between 16 and 18 hours a day. What's wrong with this one?

offside said...

Oh dear, more than two hours since andrew's last post...

I wonder if that cat had a mane? Anyone living near Edinburgh who could go and check if there's anything left?

offside said...

andrew,

I don't know if you realise that these are very worrying last words to leave on a blog. We're all worried to death. Please say something.

tony said...

offside - I've just arrived and from what I can see, Andrew had a drink or 2 last night. He's probably sleeping it off...

offside said...

yeah, but we don't know that for sure, do we? What if the cat was rabid? Do you know anything about Scottish cats yourself? I hear they can be very dangerous when cornered.

andy?

Thecat said...

mmmm, scotsmen.

the English cat said...

deep down, I think they're all wee timorous beasties...

Anonymous said...

I think it was Scottish cats that bit the tails off the Manx cats... that doesn't augur well for andrewm, who was worried anough about his wrists!

andrewm said...

I will survive!

tony ellis said...

but has the cat?

andrewm said...

We called a truce.

He's a nice kid really, he just thinks that the way to show affection is by biting people.

He managed a five and a half foot vertical jump onto the top of a cabinet, which impressed the hell out of me.

reemgear said...

10-year-old Ebren feels lonely and abandoned. Her parents are geologists, and, ... Ebren doesn't quite know how to deal with him - especially as she always ...
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You asked me to google you and that's what came up.

You brave, brave little lady!

andrewm said...

Ebren, what's the deal with that Baby Boomers blog that no-one comments on?

Tweet it, digg it