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Antiquarian


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Posted Thu Apr 30th, 2009 12:53pm Post subject: Article in the Guardian
Hello, my first post.

Has everyone read the Gay Times article, re-published in the Guardian? Here's the link:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/apr/30/stephen-fry-letter-gay-rights

Brilliant.

I know he's the busiest man alive, but isn't it time he wrote that second volume of his autobiography. I could read his stuff all day.

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exoskeleton


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Posted Thu Apr 30th, 2009 2:29pm Post subject: Article in the Guardian
he's going to! it's due to come out sometime next year, I believe (and I'm open to correction...)

the thought of it makes me want to erase of a bunch of months in my future...yknow, a little fast forward action! X-D

I haven't read the article yet but I'll be on it shortly.

edit for being sensible (x2):
I always think I've been acting quite silly and weird anytime outside the last three months. but I would like trying to write to my younger self (although I have far short of 35 years to go back.)

sockdolager.

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PamJH


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Posted Thu Apr 30th, 2009 2:44pm Post subject: Article in the Guardian
What a beautiful piece of writing. Thank you for the link.

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Fryphile


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Posted Thu Apr 30th, 2009 4:01pm Post subject: Article in the Guardian
Bless. Thanks for posting the link.

I think of myself as someone who is filled with love, whose only purpose in life was to achieve love. - Stephen Fry

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Soph


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Posted Thu Apr 30th, 2009 5:14pm Post subject: Article in the Guardian
I read this, this morning. It was making me late but it was such a fascinating read I had to finish it. Excellent read.

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Julia from Bristol


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Posted Thu Apr 30th, 2009 5:52pm Post subject: Article in the Guardian
Thank you for posting that Antiquarian - an excellent first post!
I could hear Stephen speaking the words!

I have a cunning plan!

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Julia from Bristol


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Posted Thu Apr 30th, 2009 5:54pm Post subject: Article in the Guardian
Should have put a 'Welcome to the forum' on that as well! Apologies! Hope you have a good time with us all!

I have a cunning plan!

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ginj


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Posted Thu Apr 30th, 2009 7:07pm Post subject: Article in the Guardian
Love that man. Wonderful way with words, and so good at getting people to think. Thank you for posting that link Antiquarian, I hadn't heard anything about it.

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Fryphile


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Posted Fri May 1st, 2009 2:14am Post subject: Article in the Guardian
Thought I'd post the original letter that 16 year old Stephen wrote to himself in its entirety:

Not to Be Read Until I Am Twenty-five

I know what you will think when you read this. You will be embarrassed. You will scoff and sneer. Well I tell you now that everything I feel now, everything I am now is truer and better than anything I shall ever be. Ever. This is me now, the real me. Every day that I grow away from the me that is writing this now is a betrayal and a defeat. I expect you will screw this up into a ball with sophisticated disgust, or at best with tolerant amusement but deep down you will know, you will know that you are smothering what you really, really were. This is the age when I truly am. From now on my life will be behind me. I will tell you now, THIS IS TRUE--truer than anything else I will ever write, feel or know. WHAT I AM NOW IS ME, WHAT I WILL BE IS A LIE.

I think of myself as someone who is filled with love, whose only purpose in life was to achieve love. - Stephen Fry

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Midsomerlover


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Posted Fri May 1st, 2009 12:12pm Post subject: Article in the Guardian
Thanks Fryphile. How wonderfully written.


@midsomerlover on Twitter.

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PamJH


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Posted Fri May 1st, 2009 3:20pm Post subject: Article in the Guardian
Thanks for posting that letter, Fryphile. I remember reading it and wishing my younger self had written a letter to the person I am now. I could still do that - a letter from my middle-aged self to my senior citizen self. That might be quite interesting for my kids to read.

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Gertrude Susanne


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Posted Fri May 1st, 2009 4:27pm Post subject: Article in the Guardian
WHAT I AM NOW IS ME, WHAT I WILL BE IS A LIE.
I find this sentence very saddening :'( :'(

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andrealein


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Posted Fri May 1st, 2009 4:46pm Post subject: Article in the Guardian
WHAT I AM NOW IS ME, WHAT I WILL BE IS A LIE.
I find this sentence very saddening :'( :'(
I found it all very saddening. Beautiful, moving, brilliant. But still sad.

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exoskeleton


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Posted Fri May 1st, 2009 5:50pm Post subject: Article in the Guardian
my constant thought is how my future self is going to think my now self is an idiot, but justifiably so! X-D

sockdolager.

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mrjb3


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Posted Thu May 7th, 2009 1:30pm Post subject: Article in the Guardian
top quality.

cheers for the link!

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