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  1. arpeejay

    An updated index of the Old Story Archive

    De-lurking momentarily: It's always been my understanding that the old site is a snapshot and not subject to revision. As a (retired) librarian I am all for anything that makes it easier to find what readers are looking for. I commend Scriptboy for his sterling efforts. That said, the index doesn't contain anything I wrote after the demise of the old site. For those, people will need to contact me directly.
  2. I have started an e-mail distribution list to keep interested people up-to-date on my works in progress (e.g., the complete Fuck Buddies Get Big.) If you want to be on the list, send me an e-mail ([email protected])

  3. Thanks for the stories, man! I hope you can come back to write and share more experiences. You're a great guy, and please, ignore the HATERS. They have the problem, not you!

  4. I agree with what convolution wrote a few days ago! I hope, that you are ok, Arpeejay.

  5. Thanks for the gift of all your wonderful stories all this time... they often made my day.

    Brian S.

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    Knowing When to Throw in the Towel

    And that's a wrap. All STORIES have been removed. Ditto, most significant ME-ME-ME posts have been removed. As I said previously, I will be happy to send a copy of any individual story provided you send me an e-mail ([email protected] is my e-mail address.) That said, at this point I do NOT have an archive or a zipfile or whatever. The best I can do for now is send one story at a time, so IF you send me a request, you'll need to tell me which one you want. So, the content is gone from HERE but it's not gone-gone-gone. I will look for another place to park it. When I find one, I'll let you know. That's all for now.
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    Knowing When to Throw in the Towel

    If you MUST know... When I was a child, my alcoholic father routinely harangued me and my two immediately younger brothers for hours on end over our alleged imperfections, practically until we fell asleep, he passed out, or (very rarely, my mother said, "That's enough, Paul." ) It was unfair, unjustified, and inescapable (where are you going to go when you are 10 years old?) And I struggle with it to this day. My husband doesn't understand why I can't just tune it out but that's not something you learn how to do when you're an extremely approval-oriented first born son and the persons who are supposed to help you learn how to deal with this crap are your bully and his enabler. Feel better now? And, yes, unfair, unjustified and unsolicited criticism is a fact of life. It's extremely rare here and you all should pat yourselves on the back about it. I have been in other groups (the ghastly soc.motss and the very uneven gay.com) where it happened multiple times per day. I absented myself on multiple occasions from those groups whenever I couldn't take it. But I thought this was my safe space. I was wrong. I will look and lurk but I will no longer put myself or my stories out there for others to try to drag down. It's definitely MY problem, not that of the group, per se, but when you get right down to it I don't owe the group a damned thing. Time for somebody else to step up to the plate.
  8. Don’t let the idiots and assholes get you down man! They are everywhere, and cannot be avoided, but they are, for me, easily ignored. No need to take serous the thoughts of fools.

    I had been of the opinion that story telling has styles, and writers have styles, and if a writer writes many stories, a story style and formula is almost certain to arise. Am I wrong? Please provide evidence if I’m wrong.

    I don’t know who caused you grief, but feel I know your online persona well enough to say I consider you a smart, educated, wise, ethical person... and brave. I wish you the best, and I hope in time you’ll be able to reengage with the forum.

    Jeff

    Never argue with an idiot. They’ll just drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience. ~Dogbert 

  9. why did you get rid of all your stories

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    Fuck Buddies Get Big CONTENT REMOVED BY THE AUTHOR

    More about CONTENT REMOVED BY AUTHOR here:
  11. Not really sure where to post this one but it's about writing so this is as good a place as any. As some of you may have noticed, I am in the process of removing my stories and some of the topics I started that are primarily me-me-me in nature. They're labeled thusly: CONTENT REMOVED BY THE AUTHOR I'm rightly famous for leaving -- meetings, jobs, relationships, you name it -- in a huff and I am extremely well-acquainted with the phrase "Don't the let the door hit on the ass on your way out!" In this case, it started in April with the criticism of the two stories I posted for the Storyversary section that was really nothing more than a thinly veiled personal attack. How DARE I post two stories in the section (never mind that not all the slots were filled and I asked permission!) How DARE I give each chapter its own thread (never mind the fact that it had been my habit from the beginning of this iteration of M-G as a means of facilitating readers' ease of use.) How DARE I... Yada yada yada. Then there was the imbroglio with the published e-author who eager to help me figure out what I would need to do if I decided to go the self-publishing route. A person who, despite claiming to be well aware of my work within M-G, nonetheless was startled, startled I tell you, to find that there was an "Arpeejay Formula." Oh, really? Anyone who's ever read more than three of my stories could have told him that, and exactly what it was, what about it worked, and what about it sucked, in under five minutes. And it wasn't his cup of tea and he was going to "help me" get over it. << rolls eyes >> And now. An author posted a new story. YAY! It had a thematic element in common with a story I wrote long ago! Cool! Look at dat! Here's the one I posted! And someone contacted one of the administrators to complain: HOW DARE I RAIN ON SOMEONE ELSE'S PARADE BY "PROMOTING" ONE OF MY OWN STORIES!! Seriously. Anonymous (to me), of course. I gotta tell you. It burns. Over the past four years I have posted to M-G more than 3,000 times and even though I haven't gone and looked I can say with utter confidence that three quarters of those postings have been along the lines of YAY, COOL, HOW GREAT, WAY TO GO, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, DID YOU SEE THIS OTHER PERSON'S STUFF. I'm sorry, but the fact of the matter is I'm the fucking Chamber of Commerce. That's just who I am. I'm the same way on Facebook, Instagram, wherever. But, no, apparently, that's not good enough. Somehow posting "GREAT JOB!" literally thousands of times is actually arrogant and self-promoting and God knows what on my part. Well, cool. Enough already. As I said elsewhere, time to take my bat and ball and go home. And, no, having lots of nice people say lots of nice things about many postings really doesn't undo the negativity of a very few. In fact, I'm ALREADY home, of course, and this is a virtual environment, one that I'm not planning to leave. (So FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, Powers that Be, please don't dismantle the whole site, which is what happened the LAST time I expressed my existential despair!) I will lurk. I will probably enjoy lurking. But that's it. I will not contribute, other than to update this thread when I have completed the work of excision. That said: I value content. I spent 25 years getting paid to acquire millions of dollars of it for libraries large and small. The content is still here: On my home computer. If you want one of my stories (or ALL of my stories), all you have to do is ask. My e-mail is: [email protected] Thanks for listening to yet another arrogant, self-aggrandizing me-me-me post. Richard P. Jasper, M.Ln. (Retired) Fishers, Indiana
  12. arpeejay

    Fuck Buddies Get Big CONTENT REMOVED BY THE AUTHOR

    I am no longer interested in posting my stories here. I will be a happy to send a copy of any of my stories to anyone who asks. My e-mail is [email protected]
  13. arpeejay

    Fuck Buddies Get Big CONTENT REMOVED BY THE AUTHOR

    I'm taking my ball and bat and going home. I don't expect to finish this one.
  14. arpeejay

    The Price of Milk Part 2

    Suggestions (real names in ALL CAPS): REGGIE BRUMBELOW -- guy who backed into my parked rental car in Atlanta BUBBA OUSTALET (Ooh Stah Lay) -- car dealership in S. Louisiana Ralph HUDIBURG -- car dealership in OKC George HOTALING -- common surname in Central New York Norman PIATT (Pie At) -- last name of a former co-worker at Emory And if you want to be up-to-date, replace ANY of the first names with Brandon, Braden, Caleb, Josh, Matt, or Ryan. HTH!
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    Fuck Buddies Get Big CONTENT REMOVED BY THE AUTHOR

    That one needed some editing, sorry! I really DO know the difference between: your and you're; their, there, and they're; and its and it's. Among others! My fingers, however, don't always cooperate!
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