||John_Galt (firstname.lastname@example.org) 11:02 pm MST 01/22/07|
|In reply to:||Ryan - Klasien 07:54 am MST 01/22/07|
One of my favorite moments in the history of this board was when Ryan first uploaded an MP3 and revealed that he can sing as well as talk.
If memory serves, people didn't know what to do until Smeg, who had shown his frustration with Ryan in the past, stepped up and gave Ryan's performance and skill an honest approval. I think it showed class on Smeg's part. It was also aesthetically correct - Ryan is a talented young Steinmaniac.
Ryan's fictional press releases and boastings of improbable projects never bothered me as much as most people. Sometimes, they even reminded me of Jim Steinman, who has an artful way of interviewing that occassionaly involves spreading hype about projects that may turn out to be nothing more than interesting vaporware.
In one of Jim's interviews he talks about how his admissions essay to Amherst was complete hyperbole, but that the lie was beneficial in that he felt compelled to live up to the much more heroic character he had portrayed in the application after he was accepted and enrolled.
No doubt Ryan will and has already grown out of some of his "issues." Unless we were born as perfectly developed and beautifully mature swans, we shouldn't forget that when we were Ryan's age, we all did some things we'd find silly today. I had a buddy who used to try to flirt with a girl by threatening to pop one of his many zits on her. Somebody understood that our value existed underneath teen angst and blemishes, I'm always surprised that people don't make a bit of an effort to see Ryan's underneath his.
And, Ryan, in case you are reading this and finding my tone condescending or patronising, that's not my intent. I enjoyed your fan fiction, your rendition of Everything Is Permitted regardless of your age, and your particularly fierce pro-Steinman & anti-Meat Loaf loyalty regardless of your age.
> I for one am sorry you feel the need to do this, and yet I
> do hope you pull through this time and stay away for your
> own credibility.
> I have found some of your posts to be annoying or too
> long, bragging or not, but have never had a problem seeing
> the person behind those posts and thus reading them
> I wish you all the best in life, may you grow out of your
> issues and grow up to be so certain of yourself that you
> no longer require other people's support the way you do
> To the rest of the board... more and more 'old guys and
> gals' disappear after all the newcomers make themselves
> heard. I find it a pity that this board could sink even
> lower than it had a year or 2 ago. So far, we have a long
> way up...
> who is growing more and more embarassed to be a part (note
> the space) of this!
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