Re: A matter of perspective
- You know, sometimes it seems to me that Helge Fauskanger, David Salo and their justlikers live in another world that has kind of different rules. It is most unfortunate that their world interlaps in a way with the world that we - if I may call us so - 'clearminded' live in. The trouble is how easily 'innocent' souls get fooled and tangled into their _unlimited_ behavior... I am glad there are still reasonable people out there.
Happy New Year to all of you, Galrim!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Philipp" <varavilindo@...> wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> I originally planned on replying to Helge's latest outburst in detail but now I feel it's unnecessary and another waste of time, since his attacks are open to the public now and everybody can see Helges own perspective as well as mine. It's easier now for anyone to make up their own mind on that matter.
> As soon as I read his post I realized that this is another epic impertinent Helge post.
> The impression I have from Helge's post is that he is certainly a very bitter man who enjoys flaming. Though the publishing speed is of no matter in this discussion, Helge does not fail to mention it again: Just look at this sentence: "If we had been able to exert a little healthy pressure on the Estate and/or the Team more often, it may be suspected the "official" publication process would progress rather more speedily, unlike the current situation when not a single iota of new material has appeared for 2.5 years". Who is Helge to demand a higher pace? Doesn't he understand that his behaviour concerning the whole _Àtaremma_ affair (as Helge described it his last post) is the exact reason why no one will be handed a piece of unpublished material again?
> Did you notice how Helge ignored (in his reply) my Loglan-argument? Quenya (for example) has a lexical basis in Tolkiens works. That base is copyrighted. That's the reason why the Loglan group had to create their own vocabulary. And if you take that whole lexical basis and post it on your website (this is what Helge did with the Quenya Lexicon; commented or not- it doesn't matter) without asking the copyright holder (the Tolkien Estate) - I am pretty sure (!) - you are indeed commiting a copyright infringement in my point of view. Just look at "A copyright Case to watch" (elfling-d 680 and 706) which is in my opinion a nice comparable example. Though there is a difference: Helge is offering his Quenya-lexicon for free. This doesn't change the fact that copyright is possibly violated.
> I am of course NOT interested in "suing" anybody. No one talks about taking legal action, and Helge's threats against me, even demanding my full name, are absurd.
> I want to rephrase one sentence in my original post (elfling-d: 715):
> "The Tolkien-Estate is the holder of the copyright, and Helge can be very happy that they never attempted to attack him for the copyright infringements he [would have possibly commited if he would have published the _Átaremma_ - first - without permission of the Tolkien Estate (the copyright holder); I think he still has probably commited a copyright infringement by presenting the entire Quenya Corpus on his website]."
> In my opinion even Saruman is way more smarter than Salo and Helge combined. The best thing one can do about them is to just ignore them.
> --- In email@example.com, "pengolodh_dk" <pedelberg@> wrote:
> > Hi Philipp,
> > I hope Helge's patronizing, threatening, and insulting mail won't keep you from posting here or on Elfling. You are needed.
> > Claiming in public that someone has broken a law can be unlawful in itself. Therefore it is a good idea to rephrase such a statement, or putting an 'I believe...' or 'It looks like to me that...' in front of it.
> > Don't let Helge's threats keep you from posting on these issues, just be careful with claiming somebody committed a crime.
> > Regarding Elfling, you propably very well know that people who a chummy with the list owner have all the space they want for insults, and the rest of us can't say 'boh' without it being a 'flame'.
> > I once had a private email correspondance with David Salo about it, and he made Saruman seem like a rhetorical freshman. Discussing these matters with Helge, David, or Lisa Star, is best described in Tolkien's chapter "The Voice of Saruman". In that chapter might also be clues as to what is the best strategy to counter their absurdities.
> > All the best,
> > Peter
- Lucy wrote:
> You know, sometimes it seems to me that Helge Fauskanger, David Saloand their justlikers live in another world that has kind of different
rules. It is most unfortunate that their world interlaps in a way with
the world that we - if I may call us so - 'clearminded' live in.
And a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you as well, Lucy! I trust you and the other
Clear-Minded People will treasure every single day of 2010, always
remembering that you enjoy the privilege of a higher, sublime level of
consciousness that must be altogether unimaginable to David, me and our
> The trouble is how easily 'innocent' souls get fooled and tangledinto their _unlimited_ behavior...
Ah, yes -- "evil is fissiparous" (Morgoth's Ring, p. 405).
Frankly I though the entertainment value of Elfling-d was all but gone
after its founder stopped producing his amusing posts, but now there are
interesting signs of some kind of revival! Keep 'em coming, folks, they
are much appreciated!
HKF (still chuckling...)
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Helge K. Fauskanger" <helge.fauskanger@...> wrote:
> And a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you as well, Lucy! I trust you and theAnd where exactly have I writen that the world I live in is "higher and sublime", Helge? I've only said it's _different_. It is no synonym to either of your words. And, you have never tended to derogate yourself, it is a new quality of yours?
> other Clear-Minded People will treasure every single day of 2010,
> always remembering that you enjoy the privilege of a higher,
> sublime level of consciousness that must be altogether unimaginable > to David, me and our "justlikes"!
Though I must admit you got it explicitly right, feeling my world unimaginable. Bright boy...
> Ah, yes -- "evil is fissiparous" (Morgoth's Ring, p. 405).You know best.
> Frankly I though the entertainment value of Elfling-d was all butGlad I amused you...
> gone after its founder stopped producing his amusing posts, but now > there are interesting signs of some kind of revival! Keep 'em
> coming, folks, they are much appreciated!
> HKF (still chuckling...)Mind you don't choke. I would miss the kilometres of your posts...