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  • Never Surrender Dreams: Website - It's Official

    I just came across web website I have not seen before. It is nicely organized and looks like it made its debut on 28 May 2011. Is this really an "official" website?

    http://neversurrenderdreams.com/
    Never Surrender Dreams
    Official Website of J. Michael Straczynski

  • #2
    Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
    I just came across web website I have not seen before. It is nicely organized and looks like it made its debut on 28 May 2011. Is this really an "official" website?

    http://neversurrenderdreams.com/
    Never Surrender Dreams
    Official Website of J. Michael Straczynski
    Yes, I just got the word from Captain Jaclyn that it IS official but still in development.

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #3
      For those who were curious, JMS' Twitter feed has now been added to the
      neversurrenderdreams.com website.

      Jan
      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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      • #4
        Slightly off topic, I had a dream about Kristin Kreuk from Smallville the other night...

        I decided to surrender it before the wife gave me a death look.

        Back on topic... Wow this site is pretty comprehensive.
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        • #5
          Hold on, am I missing something (which wouldn’t be the first time).

          Is the site searching through the web to pick up articles on jms. Because this entry called

          J. Michael Straczynski confirms he never gave a shit about ….

          seems a bit of a strange thing to appear in his official web site.

          If it is an automatic addition, whoever's running the site might want to reconsider the practise, perhaps review the content, or add a header that the article's there for discussion purposes.

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          • #6
            Yes, it's my understanding that the blogs are gathered automatically. Keep in mind that the site's very much under construction. I'm sure that a number of things will be changing.

            That said, JMS has never had a problem with people voicing their opinions. Generally, the only time you'll (theoretical 'you') be handed your head is when you try to put words in his mouth or twist what he's said. Those who simply don't like something don't generally get any argument from him.

            I'm really a little shocked at how hard of reading some of those bloggers are.

            Jan
            "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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            • #7
              I don't know if there are Dilbert fans here but today's strip seems like a good one for this thread.


              http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2011-06-03/


              Some people just don't listen/read and spout off crazy stuff.
              "And what kind of head of Security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I mean, I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either. " And I can give you reasonable assurances that the head of Security will not report you for doing so."
              "Because you won't tell yourself about it?"

              "I try never to get involved in my own life, too much trouble."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jan View Post
                That said, JMS has never had a problem with people voicing their opinions. Generally, the only time you'll (theoretical 'you') be handed your head is when you try to put words in his mouth or twist what he's said. Those who simply don't like something don't generally get any argument from him.
                JMS tolerates bullies and those who call him a liar even less.

                Originally posted by Jan View Post
                I'm really a little shocked at how hard of reading some of those bloggers are.

                Jan
                Literacy does not appear to be a requirement to become a blogger.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Marsden View Post
                  Some people just don't listen/read and spout off crazy stuff.
                  Good going with the Dilbert strip, Marsden! If I'm in the mood to depress myself, I read the 'comments' sections attached to items I read. The non sequiturs can be breathtaking.

                  Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
                  JMS tolerates bullies and those who call him a liar even less.
                  And it can be a joy to read when he engages.

                  Literacy does not appear to be a requirement to become a blogger.
                  Sadly, sometimes they have good spelll-and-grammar checkers so it's not immediately obvious and you find you've wasted time actually looking for the point of what they're saying.

                  Jan
                  "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jan View Post
                    Yes, it's my understanding that the blogs are gathered automatically. Keep in mind that the site's very much under construction. I'm sure that a number of things will be changing.
                    Yeah, I noticed after looking at it again, the various sections. It was the way it was presented on the welcome screen of the site that threw me.

                    I think confusion and misunderstanding come with the territory, as far as the internet is concerned. Purely text communication is a highly problematic system, open to ambiguity and multiple interpretations as the readers try to fill all the little subtle informational gaps created by not seeing and hearing each other.

                    Then there’s the village idiot syndrome. The one’s who want to preach or otherwise stand on a soap box demanding that you listen to them. Every town has a dozen idiots (usually considerably more) but they always make up a tiny minority of the population, and you can usually see them coming. But, multiply a dozen by the number of towns in the world and you have a sizeable army (but still a tiny minorty of the planets population). . . . . Give the vocal little darlings access to an enclosed space like the internet - and it’s blanket of anonymity - where they can 'meet' each other, and step back to enjoy the show. The downside is on the net you can't see them coming, you can only see them once they've arrived.
                    Last edited by Triple F; 06-04-2011, 03:34 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Triple F View Post
                      Yeah, I noticed after looking at it again, the various sections. It was the way it was presented on the welcome screen of the site that threw me.
                      With JMS, sometimes it seems that it's as likely you'll find items extolling as lambasting. Last week it was extolling for THOR so it's time for the pendulum to swing the other way.

                      I think confusion and misunderstanding come with the territory, as far as the internet is concerned. Purely text communication is a highly problematic system, open to ambiguity and multiple interpretations as the readers try to fill all the little subtle informational gaps created by not seeing and hearing each other.
                      Very true. But sometimes those people are trying too hard and going off on their own tangents. In some cases, they simply want to be the first to say "JMS Sucks!" more than the limitations of print might warrant.

                      Then thereÆs the village idiot syndrome. The oneÆs who want to preach or otherwise stand on a soap box demanding that you listen to them. Every town has a dozen idiots (usually considerably more) but they always make up a tiny minority of the population, and you can usually see them coming. But, multiply a dozen by the number of towns in the world and you have a sizeable army (but still a tiny minorty of the planets population). . . . . Give the vocal little darlings access to an enclosed space like the internet - and itÆs blanket of anonymity - where they can 'meet' each other, and step back to enjoy the show. The downside is on the net you can't see them coming, you can only see them once they've arrived.
                      Yes, indeed! This paragraph reminds me of a JMS post from back in '96:
                      Originally posted by JMS
                      ...if someone came toward you with a bright orange
                      fright wig, dead cats strapped to his chest and a live parrot up his ass,
                      you'd have sufficient warning that this may be a Loony, and thus avoid the
                      person. On the nets, you don't get that kind of advance warning.


                      But there are far more plusses than minuses to the 'nets I think.

                      Jan
                      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                      • #12
                        It definitely isn't complete until they get the Buddy section going, especially the video!
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