Hi. My name is... PRIVATE. YOU CAN CALL ME BY CHOSEN NAME ON THIS SITE, 'HARD_ROAR'

Posted by HARD_ROAR 5 years, 7 months ago to The Gulch: Introductions
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I'm GLAD to have landed in THIS Gulch... YET, I HAVE TO CHECK YOU OUT, SAME AS YOU ARE CHECKING ME OUT.

SUFFICE TO SAY FOR NOW, THAT I WAS CHANGED FOREVER AT AGE 19, BY A NOVEL GIVEN TO ME AS A BIRTHDAY GIFT, "THE FOUNTAINHEAD." THE PRESENT CAME FROM MY GIRLFRIEND'S BROTHER, WHO DID NOT KNOW THE CONTENTS OF THE BOOK, BUT HE READ THE BACK COVER, SAYING IT WAS ABOUT AN ARCHITECT---AND ME, BEING AN ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT, HE FIGURED I'D LIKE IT.

WELL, I NOT ONLY LIKED IT, BUT IT DEFINED MY LIFE FOREVER, SINCE FROM THEN ON, IT CREATED MY OWN PERSONAL MEASURING STICK, ABOUT WHOM I WAS, WHERE I WAS HEADED, WHAT WAS GOOD, WHAT WAS BAD, AND THE DETAILED INTRICACIES, OF THE WHY.

AND I AM NOW AN OLD MAN. YET I HAVE NOT CHANGED ONE BIT. SO IT IS AN HONOR, TO ENTER THIS GULCH, AND I AM DOING IT FOR ENTERTAINMENT, AS I AM RETIRED. AND ALSO, FOR THE HARD FORTHCOMING DEBATE THAT I SHALL COMMENCE, OF PROPOSING THAT "THE FOUNTAINHEAD" IS RAND'S TOP MASTERPIECE, AND NOT "ATLAS SHRUGGED" (WHICH I ALSO LOVE, BUT CONSIDER SOMEWHAT FLAWED, AND THIS EVEN APPLYING AYN'S OWN TENETS).

AT ANY RATE, HERE I AM, HARD_ROAR.

AND THE ONLY OTHER NOVEL THAT HAD A SIMILAR LIFETIME EFFECT ON ME, NEARLY AS MUCH AS "THE FOUNTAINHEAD" DID, WAS DOSTOEVSKI'S "THE IDIOT," READ A YEAR LATER, AT 20. AND MAKE OF THAT, WHAT YOU WILL.

ENOUGH SAID.


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  • Posted by awebb 5 years, 7 months ago
    Welcome to the Gulch HARD_ROAR.

    Quick question: Is there a reason you're posting everything in all caps?

    Something written in all caps is more difficult to read, which is why all caps are typically used sparingly, to emphasize a word or phrase. Plus, in a lot of forums, all caps indicates yelling or shouting (as if you're mad at someone or upset about something).
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    • Posted by 5 years, 7 months ago
      yes, there are 3 reasons. 1. i like to see my chosen name HARD_ROAR in caps. 2. i like to see the title of any discussion i open, fully in caps. and 3. i felt like writing my opening statement about myself, fully in caps. so, as you can see, 2 out of the 3 above, will never occur again.
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 5 years, 6 months ago
    Tracked your new to me dinoi name here after yoiu respnded to one of my posts elsewhere.
    Welcome to The Gulch, HARD_ROAR.
    HARD _ROAR is a moniker an Alabama allosaur can cotton to.
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    • Posted by 5 years, 6 months ago
      looked at more of your posts.
      excellent, most of them.
      mainly humorous,
      but some tragic.

      like the idiot that burned himself to death,
      due to (the fictitious, imo) global warming.

      consider modern u.s. a house of madness.

      so thanks for reporting it cleverly, alabama.
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      • Posted by $ allosaur 5 years, 6 months ago
        Some posts bomb for lack of replies while others blast off.
        For bombs I adopt the attitude of the rocket scientist of bygone days when humans weren't used as guinea pigs.
        I just shrug and say, "Back to the old drawing board, which is the same as saying "When at first you don't succeed, try, try again.".
        Posts I've initiated have been decreasing lately. I'm presently being distracted by other things.
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  • Posted by mshupe 5 years, 6 months ago
    Hello Hard Roar! I suppose this name was not inspired by Katie Perry! And I suspect there are many Gulchers who share your opinion of The Fountainhead. What did you think of the movie version?
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    • Posted by 5 years, 6 months ago
      katie perry?
      is she the blonde babe model with the tramp 'come hither' look and nice hooters?
      no.
      name came from my interpretation of something ayn rand wrote, believe it or not.
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      • Posted by mshupe 5 years, 6 months ago
        Kidding about the Katie Perry reference. She had a big hit song titled Roar. Performed it at the Super Bowl. Brunette usually, sometimes bleached, fake boobs, dumbass married to Russell Brand once. He's a really obnoxious leftist creep.
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