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No more than I miss trink. 

 

Time marches on. Like trink, stickman was relevant 15 years ago, the Bangkok he reported on was vital and interesting, it ceased to be so. 

 

Likewise he was reporting for a demographic that has moved on, or is actively shuffling offstage. Drunken English teachers and aged sex pests have had their day, social media does the job the beer bars and gogos used to. 

 

Only very few still care, and their numbers are shrinking rapidly. 

 

EDIT, I just read through the comments, and those who. Care seem to be here. Colour me surprised. 

 

Another crumbling Thailand internet edifice. 

 

Mangosauce was howver epic, and knew when it's time had come. 

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4 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

I went and looked at his latest.  Doesn't sound like Stick to me.  Unless he has gotten a lot younger and less mature.  He said his lens was misbehaving.  Huh?  And all the talk about his wife - never before.  Not going to the hospital when injured?  The whole thing sounded fishy to me. 

It's Stick all right !! No other clown would be constantly giving you glimpses of NZ and claiming how wonderful it is. On a male, red light sex oriented site. Go live down there for a while - you would need to belong to the LGBT set, sip soy lattes, and be taking SSRI's to combat the extreme boredom. Hmmm I would say he partakes of one or a few of those :)) Always amused me in the last few years he lived in Bangkok and claimed he hadn't been with bargirls  (because of all the damage that's done to them. What a joke.

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4 hours ago, metempsychotic said:

No more than I miss trink. 

 

Time marches on. Like trink, stickman was relevant 15 years ago, the Bangkok he reported on was vital and interesting, it ceased to be so. 

 

Likewise he was reporting for a demographic that has moved on, or is actively shuffling offstage. Drunken English teachers and aged sex pests have had their day, social media does the job the beer bars and gogos used to. 

 

Only very few still care, and their numbers are shrinking rapidly. 

 

EDIT, I just read through the comments, and those who. Care seem to be here. Colour me surprised. 

 

Another crumbling Thailand internet edifice. 

 

Mangosauce was howver epic, and knew when it's time had come. 

Huh  "like wise - he was reporting on a demographic that has moved on" --- Are your eyes closed when you go to BKK / Patts ??? Absolutely no !!  His site is finished Yes!! (because Stickman put the site on hold - had zero enthusiasm and now has tried to make this comeback. He basically f****d his own site up. In his absence YouTube has made it totally irrelevant. But the demographic of gentleman (of any age) - be they English teachers, s*x pests wanting to find "tenderness for a price" hasn't.

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11 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

I am probably one of a few who know the Cat house was named after the cat's and I have not been back since they stopped the all you can drink bottles of beer for 600 baht.  I think it was 600 baht.  

200 for Chang 300 for Heineken was the aycd promo..16:00-20:00.

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On 6/1/2018 at 9:29 PM, ChidlomDweller said:

I wrote to him at the time if it was a money issue, he should consider charging.  Maybe have 5-10 free articles a year and for the fans, even if it's just 5-10 dollars a year, it would have been a nice earner for him.  IIRC, at one point he had 300,000 site visits a month, and in spite of the snark he gets here from some, a loyal following.  It would have also freed him up to cover more general content.  The bar section of his column I just passed over -- booooring.  I did enjoy many of his opening pieces, as well as his selection of weekly letters.   

 

In any case, he answered at the time that his decision to discontinue the site was not about money.  

OMG - that's a joke - as if anyone remains in a business if it's not making money.

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On 6/1/2018 at 9:37 PM, moontang said:

Yes, returning to New Zealand was a high priority for him.  It wasn't the same after left, but was still worth reading.  I would say the new owner had more to do with the end, than him working remotely.  The quality of the products he covered (mostly sponsors) have deteriorated so much (see:  What Happened to NEP), that must have been painful for him, like it is for many of us.

There was never a new owner. He was telling porkies to put the site in abeyance so he could ponce around boring NZ with other ponce mates for a while.

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On 6/3/2018 at 9:24 PM, Shaksey said:

I miss Stick's Sunday musings. Enjoyed reading them with my breakfast and coffee. 

 

Some of the readers submissions were very good too, and yes I also agree that the best were from Steve Rosse. 

 

He, and the other very good writers no longer send pieces to the site though because the new owners sneakily changed the T+C's to make any submitted piece their own property to profit from in any way they like and also refused to take down any previously submitted pieces.

New owners my ar*e. Stick did it.

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read some of his stuff,and downloaded loads more to peruse at a later date. last DL about 10 yrs ago, one day when i'm bored I hope to remember I've got lots of his stuff on a USB stick. what I have read is good, mangosauce same same...

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2 minutes ago, jastheace said:

read some of his stuff,and downloaded loads more to peruse at a later date. last DL about 10 yrs ago, one day when i'm bored I hope to remember I've got lots of his stuff on a USB stick. what I have read is good, mangosauce same same...

Yeh have to agree - the reader submissions are good but Sticks endless prattling about NZ is ridiculous. He tells a great deal of porkies and is not to be believed.

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2 hours ago, Melbun said:

Yeh have to agree - the reader submissions are good but Sticks endless prattling about NZ is ridiculous. He tells a great deal of porkies and is not to be believed.

He now sounds like some TV posters who returned to their home country.

Babbling on about how great his home country is, in comparison to Thailand, to try and justify to HIMSELF that he made the right move.

The only praises he has for Thailand, are saved for his invaluable bar sponsors, which are the "best" bars/gogos in Thailand 🤣🤣 (purely in his opinion), and are jam packed every single night 🤣🤣 ! 

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6 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

He now sounds like some TV posters who returned to their home country.

Babbling on about how great his home country is, in comparison to Thailand, to try and justify to HIMSELF that he made the right move.

The only praises he has for Thailand, are saved for his invaluable bar sponsors, which are the "best" bars/gogos in Thailand 🤣🤣 (purely in his opinion), and are jam packed every single night 🤣🤣 ! 

Yep - bulls**t artist. I don't believe a word he says. And I've come to believe he IS "the pretender" - trying to flog off gay sex with ladyboys. He seems to be very invested in these strange fellows - in spite of recently trying to smooth a tarnished image by morphing into the happily married man in NZ......... BS.

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Hi.  My name is Steve Rosse.  It has been pointed out to me that I've been mentioned here in this thread.  I would like to say a couple of things.

First, this is me, nobody else is me.  This is my first post to ThaiVisa in a million years.  I have never posted or published anything unless it was under my own name.  Jesus, half the time people are criticizing me for being an attention whore, the other half they're accusing me of seeking anonymity under an avatar.  Make up your minds, haters.

Second, I think Stick did sell his site, and then immediately regretted it and tried to backpedal.  I think he's sick to death of Thailand, hates it, but doesn't know what else to do with his time.

Third, he's not into katoeys.  They're just paying him to promote their venues.  I've got a theatre degree, I've been friends with lots of gay men and women, and a few professional drag queens, and Stick aint the type.  He aint the type at all.

Third, thanks to the couple of people here who praised my writing.  As for why I did not take over Trink's column back in the 1990's:  Because I hated the premise of the thing, and I could see even then that it was a dinosaur.  (Forty years Trink wrote that column, and it won him no friends; just wait and see how many people come to his funeral.)  Why I'm not Thailand's premier "YouTuber" today:  Because I'm an only child of a single parent and five years ago my Mom got sick.  While she still lives (and now she's much better) I don't feel comfortable leaving the US.  I've visited Thailand three times since 1997, and honestly, it is not nearly as much fun as it was back in the day.  But I suppose that when I can finally retire and go live someplace of my own choosing, it will be Thailand.  Just because I've invested all this time in learning about the place.

And finally, no, I don't have a "drug problem."  I smoke weed every day and have since I was fifteen years old.  I have no problem with that, and where I live now it's perfectly legal.  After spending most of my life smoking two packs a day I now only smoke tobacco on the weekends.  I never touch alcohol, or any other drugs, so no, I don't have a "drug problem." 

I'm not that romantic or interesting.

Peace,

Steve 

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