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Apr. 18th, 2007 @ 07:28 am Rant #17
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From:hb_princess
Date:April 19th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Uh, guys? By "the woman's dead" comment, I didn't mean that exempted her from criticism - I was simply tying into the fact that it was nice that she and Paul put so much emphasis on togetherness and family, considering they, uh, don't get too much time together any more.

Sorry, just...clarifying.

Frankly, this "we can so we will" ethos gets up my nose a bit. It's just a luxury they had that most people don't, and I don't think it was a luxury that should have been indulged, personally, for either of their
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See, this is what I genuinely do not get. Why? Why does it bother you (you meaning everyone it bothers) so much? And why do you feel you have the right to make that judgement? (And I'm not being snarky, I'm honestly just curious.)

A lot of my beef with Linda's involvement in Wings isn't to do with the fact that she somehow ruined the music; rather, I would have loved to see her remain to the top of her own game...It was a waste of a brilliant talent, and that saddens me.

Now, this? I agree with completely. :(
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From:queenpeladon
Date:April 19th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
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"See, this is what I genuinely do not get. Why? Why does it bother you (you meaning everyone it bothers) so much? And why do you feel you have the right to make that judgement? (And I'm not being snarky, I'm honestly just curious.)"

Everyone has the "right" to make judgements, that's part of human nature. I'm certainly not going to sit here and pretend I don't look at what other people are doing with their lives and make some kind of assessment. I don't believe that you don't do the same. You had to make a judgement in order to comment on this rant - your judgement just happens to be favourable.
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From:queenpeladon
Date:April 19th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
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Hello, me again. I've been thinking about this, and I'd just to take a step back and apologise for any rash or unfair judgements I might have made. I think when we start getting into the nitty gritty of a rant, we end up veering impossibly from the main point and getting boxed into awkward corners that we didn't want to get into. My main point was simply that I personally would have had more respect for Linda if she hadn't joined the band, and I believe it may have been more beneficial for both of them as individuals if she hadn't. I would've liked to see her continue her own career and utilise her own talents, but as I said somewhere else, if she'd simply come along for the Wings ride to be with her family, I wouldn't have had any criticism to make because (stunning as this is :) I'm actually not such an anarcho-feminist tyrant that I insist on every woman HAVING to work in order to retain her personal integrity. I'm in favour of choice, for everyone. The debate was, as I saw it, purely about whether or not she should have been in the band. Obviously the comm is divided pretty much down the middle on this, and that's great. I freely admit I'm not a Wings expert, so perhaps my opinion is essentially flawed from the get-go.

Hopefully you don't think there's anything too appalling in this comment, because to be honest love, playing the bitch all the time can grind a girl down. Sometimes even I want to lay down my sword and just get on with everyone! :)
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From:hb_princess
Date:April 21st, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)
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Sometimes even I want to lay down my sword and just get on with everyone! :)

Me, too, babe. Me, too. :D

As I told Z below, I was feeling extraordinarily pissy to begin with, and his rant was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, so to speak. You know? I mean, it IS an issue I have definite opinions about, but I wouldn't have been so damned belligerent in expressing them if I hadn't been spoiling for a fight in the first place.

And I think I just spelled "belligerent" wrong. Damn.