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Dear Amanda,
« on: February 18, 2010, 11:41:06 AM »

(I didn't know where to put this as it has no merit beyond me wanting to say something when I am normally a very quiet fan of life)

Dear Amanda,

Thank you for being you. I have read the blogs & the tweets, the comments & the jibes, the love & the hate. Today I thought maybe I could say something to you, since you give us so much lovely to read. You are one of my favourite people I have never met. Not because you are famous or make pretty art or are terribly interesting, but because you have a remarkable nature that you take pride in & share with those who want to see it.

The whole Evelyn drama made me sad. That people can be so mean. I read the backstory & while parts are sad & parts are uncomfortable, other parts are lovely & good & the music is perfection with the twins light shining through it. Everyone has said their peace & their opinions & whatever other words tumbled from their lips & normally I stay quiet, but I just wanted to tell you I was proud of you, yet again, for weaving a story that does NOT have the happy-go-lucky fiction that people WANT the world to have. Brilliant stories, lives as they are sometimes called, are not perfect. We all have bones in our closets, some of us have skeletons & others have mass murders making more skeletons & possibly being a bit cannibalistic, but those should not define the creators (in the case of stories, the authors & in the case of people, who they are now & what they stand for) but instead show the depths & paths & amazing journeys they have taken.

This has gotten away from me, I'm a bit tired. So… I just wanted to say thank you. I do not have a lot in life, so I truly treasure the things that bring me joy. You are one of those things. Your thoughts & music, your ideas & art (your fiance is another of those things as I have lived in his books for YEARS… the fact that you two are like… melded is sometimes too much for my brain), your insane moments & your wine, your awesome wardrobe & the fact that I am fairly sure you won Good News Week for FOREVER with your muppets & ukelele… but mostly it's you.

So thank you. Thanks for letting me be a vocal fan today as well, because I rarely am, but you deserve it. I know you will let the people who spoke out against the Evelyn project bother you, because you're human, but I hope, at the end of the day, you smile & hold your arms wide & embrace the fact that each boo is backed by hundreds of cheers & the knowledge that the world loves you, even if sometimes it feels like it might be being kind of a bitch to you.

Take care, AFP. <3

(PS. Thanks for being a fellow Ampersand fan. For years, I thought it was just me. Weird girl with the GIANT ampersand tattoo that has to CONSTANTLY be explained… the little ampersand pieces of artwork that decorate my room [from hand drawn gifts to bizarre shop finds] & cause the questions, "Do you write music? Why so many of those piano cleff symbol things…?" *face palm* it's nice to know I am not alone. Plus, in the forums, I get to see HEAPS of other amperphiles. It warms the cold, cockles of my heart. :)
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 12:49:40 PM »

[where's the damn "like" button?]   ;D
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 01:01:54 PM »

[where's the damn "like" button?]   ;D

Up your arse.


No, wait, that's your g-spot.... Men fail.
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010, 01:07:11 PM »

my suggestion is that you send this to her letters@amandapalmer.net  O0
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010, 01:14:27 PM »

my suggestion is that you send this to her letters@amandapalmer.net  O0

Thanks! Done!
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2010, 10:51:48 PM »

Dear Amanda,

I love you.

(as if she doesn't hear that enough)
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2010, 11:04:33 PM »

my suggestion is that you send this to her letters@amandapalmer.net  O0

Thanks! Done!

as is often the case, slyvia is light years ahead of me ; - }

&tracee: awesome missive!!!!!!
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2010, 01:43:36 AM »

(I didn't know where to put this as it has no merit beyond me wanting to say something when I am normally a very quiet fan of life)

Dear Amanda,

Thank you for being you. I have read the blogs & the tweets, the comments & the jibes, the love & the hate. Today I thought maybe I could say something to you, since you give us so much lovely to read. You are one of my favourite people I have never met. Not because you are famous or make pretty art or are terribly interesting, but because you have a remarkable nature that you take pride in & share with those who want to see it.

The whole Evelyn drama made me sad. That people can be so mean. I read the backstory & while parts are sad & parts are uncomfortable, other parts are lovely & good & the music is perfection with the twins light shining through it. Everyone has said their peace & their opinions & whatever other words tumbled from their lips & normally I stay quiet, but I just wanted to tell you I was proud of you, yet again, for weaving a story that does NOT have the happy-go-lucky fiction that people WANT the world to have. Brilliant stories, lives as they are sometimes called, are not perfect. We all have bones in our closets, some of us have skeletons & others have mass murders making more skeletons & possibly being a bit cannibalistic, but those should not define the creators (in the case of stories, the authors & in the case of people, who they are now & what they stand for) but instead show the depths & paths & amazing journeys they have taken.

This has gotten away from me, I'm a bit tired. So… I just wanted to say thank you. I do not have a lot in life, so I truly treasure the things that bring me joy. You are one of those things. Your thoughts & music, your ideas & art (your fiance is another of those things as I have lived in his books for YEARS… the fact that you two are like… melded is sometimes too much for my brain), your insane moments & your wine, your awesome wardrobe & the fact that I am fairly sure you won Good News Week for FOREVER with your muppets & ukelele… but mostly it's you.

So thank you. Thanks for letting me be a vocal fan today as well, because I rarely am, but you deserve it. I know you will let the people who spoke out against the Evelyn project bother you, because you're human, but I hope, at the end of the day, you smile & hold your arms wide & embrace the fact that each boo is backed by hundreds of cheers & the knowledge that the world loves you, even if sometimes it feels like it might be being kind of a bitch to you.

Take care, AFP. <3

(PS. Thanks for being a fellow Ampersand fan. For years, I thought it was just me. Weird girl with the GIANT ampersand tattoo that has to CONSTANTLY be explained… the little ampersand pieces of artwork that decorate my room [from hand drawn gifts to bizarre shop finds] & cause the questions, "Do you write music? Why so many of those piano cleff symbol things…?" *face palm* it's nice to know I am not alone. Plus, in the forums, I get to see HEAPS of other amperphiles. It warms the cold, cockles of my heart. :)

Thread revival!

I've always been a fan of the poor maligned semicolon, myself.
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2010, 01:45:14 AM »

I've always been a fan of the poor maligned semicolon, myself.
I always picture him as the sad, crippled brother of the colon.
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2010, 05:57:45 AM »

driven mad by the period and people's unwillingness to merge together into one sentence two complete related thoughts; it's a failing of our schools.
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2010, 11:35:29 AM »

driven mad by the period and people's unwillingness to merge together into one sentence two complete related thoughts; it's a failing of our schools.
That one should be a comma; you've used a participial phrase to describe the subject of the sentence.

If you were to rephrase it ever-so-slightly, a semicolon could be used.

It was driven mad by the period and people's unwillingness to merge together into one sentence
two complete related thoughts; it's a failing of our schools.
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2010, 11:43:54 AM »

In my defense, I did attend said schools. ;D
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2010, 11:51:19 AM »

In my defense, I did attend said schools. ;D
probly evin grajuaded.
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2010, 01:41:34 PM »

In my defense, I did attend said schools. ;D
probly evin grajuaded.
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2010, 07:04:54 PM »

In my defense, I did attend said schools. ;D
probly evin grajuaded.
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2010, 02:58:41 AM »

Was there something you hoped to garner through this revival or merely to point out my poor grammar?
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2010, 10:32:19 AM »

I don't think I pointed out your poor grammar at all. Working graveyard shift means I do a LOT of forum reading.
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2010, 10:39:55 AM »

Was there something you hoped to garner through this revival or was it merely to point out my poor grammar?


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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2010, 12:41:14 PM »

Was there something you hoped to garner through this revival or was it merely to point out my poor grammar?


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less grammar-and-punctuation-check, because we're just chatting. Nobody's grading for that stuff.
(Brittany used to, but she's too busy these days  ;D )

Oh, and did I mention the remarkable number of non-native English speakers here?  When my command of
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2010, 09:46:52 AM »

Tone doesn't come through the internet, if he had been correcting my grammar, I didn't really mind, I was more curious as to if there was more too it.

I work graveyard as well, but I usually end up just getting worse in grammar, not better. So I commend your ability to still know how to use a ; after a shift.
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2011, 06:17:31 PM »

Semicolons are underrated.

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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2011, 06:36:38 PM »

Semicolons are underrated.

So true, unfortunately. Teachers didn't even bother teaching them to us. :'(
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2011, 06:39:12 PM »

Semicolons are underrated.

So true, unfortunately; teachers didn't even bother teaching them to us. :'(

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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2011, 07:46:27 PM »

Was there something you hoped to garner through this revival or was it merely to point out my poor grammar?
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&tracee - It's not you, it's the whole internet.  It's very much a he-who-is-without-sin situation,
especially in a setting as informal as the Shadowbox - Most users don't bother to spell-check, much
less grammar-and-punctuation-check, because we're just chatting. Nobody's grading for that stuff.
(Brittany used to, but she's too busy these days  ;D )

Oh, and did I mention the remarkable number of non-native English speakers here?  When my command of
Spanish, Finnish, Romanian, Dutch, Italian, German, Portugese, etc (I know I've missed someone) begins
to approach my fellow Boxers' English fluency, I might be in a place to comment...

Turkish, French (hmmm, Cee might speak French), & we're still missing a few.

and it's worth noting, that English has quite a few dialects, even written.

have fun, enjoy the chat, and ignore the grammar police
(unless they are sweet and smart like Brittany,
  than treat them nice and take it in stride
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2011, 08:01:42 PM »

I just happened to see this thread while I was going through some old essays to try and remember how I'm meant to do footnotes and was struck by just how fucking obsessively I used semicolons in essays. I mean really, every other sentence has one xD They makes you sound smarterer.
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2011, 10:32:25 PM »

They makes one sound smarterer.
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2011, 09:23:22 AM »

They maketh one appear smarter.

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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2011, 07:30:25 PM »

They maketh one appear smarterer.

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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2011, 12:20:40 AM »

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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2011, 03:33:11 AM »

With the whole grammar talk and such, I don't really mind as long as the text is understandable enough, I'd hate reading something that was

i dun no, sumtin liek dis as ppl just dn' botter, u just kant getit.

With typos, common misspellings and abbreviations that are just making it more difficult to understand what the person is actually trying to say.
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2011, 11:40:29 PM »

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no one expects the ampersand.
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Re: Dear Amanda,
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2011, 04:48:40 PM »

Dear Amanda I LOVE YOU!! 
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