Posted by Peter Ceresole on October 10, 2008 at 18:11:11 user PeterC.
In Reply to: Re: TARS updated website and Forum posted by Peter H on October 10, 2008 at 12:24:17:
Beckfoot plumbing. For some it is "boring". For another it is a "metaphor". As I see it, this wretched topic has developed its own destructive mythology.
Peter, the reason it developed a life of its own is that enough people (including me) were enjoying it at the time. The reasons for that enjoyment weren't exactly cosmic, but they were perfectly good ones. I found it very pleasant, not just to be nerdy about plumbing, but to think through another dimension, extra imaginative depth maybe, to the AR stories. While discussing the plumbing, I was also imagining life in the Lake district in the '30s, and the everyday existence of the Amazons their mother and Cook. I enjoyed that.
The point is, though, that there is plenty of room for it on Tarboard. Nobody was in any way deprived or denied as a result of that thread. If it irritated you, I'm sorry purely because I'd rather you enjoyed it, but it's also very easy to disregard.
I'm sure that nobody, for a second, wishes you ill. I certainly don't; I also enjoy your posts and your presence here. I think that's the only way to take it.
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