Discussion Forums - Historical Fiction

Topic: Have any of you wandered over to the classical literature forum?

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Have any of you wandered over to the classical literature forum?
Date Posted: 11/10/2009 6:34 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2008
Posts: 10,294
Back To Top

For the first time ever , I visited the CL forum and OMG I could not believe how much intellectual snobbery exists over there! Granted, there are members who are very reasonable and sensible, but then there are some..... I am not a novice to the classicals, but I like to enjoy them, not hammer anyone about them.

I am ever so glad that the HF forum is my "home". If I am stupid about some issues, no one berates me. As a matter of fact, I get help here in order to set myself straight. Everybody on this forum is knowledgable in at least some areas of HF and history but nobody flaunts it.

If the CL forum had been my first experience at PBS, I think that I would have shut down and never participated in anything.

Thank you all for being the wonderful people that you are!!

Date Posted: 11/10/2009 6:41 PM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2009
Posts: 9,174
Back To Top

Welcome home honey it will be okay!!  ;)

Date Posted: 11/10/2009 6:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2006
Posts: 1,930
Back To Top

Gee, I hang out  in the Classic Forum quite a bit - hope I wasn't perceived as snobbish :-)

Honestly, most of the people that participate regularly are nice and knowledgeable.

We usually have a monthly BOM but no one organized it this month . . . I will probably start it up again in January if someone else doesn't.

Date Posted: 11/10/2009 9:04 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2008
Posts: 10,294
Back To Top

Well, Sheila, You must be one of the reasonable ones, but some of those comments (like John aka wildhog) - Whew! over the top! I will tell you this: no matter how much I would like to put my 2 cents worth in on some of those threads....no way!

Jerelyn - thanks, this is home and it feels quite comfortable!

Date Posted: 11/10/2009 9:07 PM ET
Member Since: 6/5/2007
Posts: 2,507
Back To Top

I've read and enjoyed it too.

Date Posted: 11/10/2009 9:09 PM ET
Member Since: 9/20/2008
Posts: 402
Back To Top
Sheila, I was thinking the same thing! I hope I am not considered a book snob! I always have considered the Classics forum my home at PBS. Looking forward to getting back involved in the BOM. I must admit that I do like visiting over here at the historical fiction forum. Jeanne if you do decide to speak up on the classics forum I will have your back.
Date Posted: 11/10/2009 9:18 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2005
Posts: 2,851
Back To Top

Thought I posted a comment, but I guess it got lost in space. I haven't tried the classical forum, but I have tried a few others. I think the romance forum is a nice group, although I prefer the smaller, hominess of our group. I'm most comfortable here. I feel I can share my true thoughts about a book/author and not be run outta town.

Like when Valli let me stay in the sandbox and play even when I said I didn't like Plaidy.

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 8:48 AM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2008
Posts: 10,294
Back To Top

Thanks for your kind offer Michael, but I'm going to have to think about that a bit. I haven't seen your posts here on the HF forum, but I welcome them. I see that the people here on HF who say they participate on the CL forum are exactly those sensible types that I really appreciate, which is why I am so comfortable right here! (just like Genie).:)

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 10:28 AM ET
Member Since: 4/23/2008
Posts: 1,755
Back To Top

I just like it here, although I'm sure other forums are very nice.  I don't read anything other than HF really, so where would I go?  I have been known to pop into the Health & Fitness forum, but not too often.  I will admit I'm a HF newbie compared to many here, and I appreciate that I can learn here and post things and not worry that someone is going to give me the public eye roll (or worse). 

Genie - Yeah, we're nice here.  Especially Valli. I think she did threaten to de-friend you at one point over the Plaidy incident, but she relented, so all is good!  :D

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 11:38 AM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
Posts: 3,823
Back To Top

Yes, Shelley, I did agree to overlook Genie's dislike of Plaidy, the Grand Dame of H/F, but I'm just extra cool like that. Sometimes my awesomeness astounds even me. Actually, I think we should all take a few private moments to play some soft music, light a fragrant candle, and solemnly reflect upon the awesomeness that is Valli; the ALbookbugg. Now, please, everyone bow your heads....

Of course, if Genie's secret buddy happens to include a small piece of coal in Genie's gift package, you can't blame that on me. Bwahahaha.....

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 4:19 PM ET
Member Since: 4/23/2008
Posts: 1,755
Back To Top

You're a saint, Valli!  [She says as she gives obeisance to the Empress.]

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 6:49 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2005
Posts: 2,851
Back To Top

OMG, ROTFL!

I so needed a laugh today. Thanks, All!

Oh, look, Valli has "all" in the middle of it. I just noticed this. Yeah, I know I'm slow. All-knowing Valli, oh humble Empress, forgive me!