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17 minutes ago, samsensam said:

 

ah stickman, the promoter and condoner of the sex industry. his mother, and other female members of his family, must be so proud of him.

Probably a lot easier for Stick to explain to his mom than what the Pope or his minions in Australia have to talk to mom about.  I don't think Stick did anything illegal so why would mom care?     

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Yes,i found him to be very informative


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On 3/22/2019 at 9:12 AM, NCFC said:

I can see Stick ending up like Bernard Trink, a relic of a previous age, trapped in Thailand, forgotten, and no place to call home. He needs to wise up and go home.

He is home, after just popping over here for a two week visit this month. Trink incidentally is still gainfully employed by the Bangkok Post, albeit now submitting book reviews once a week rather than bar reviews. 

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On 3/22/2019 at 1:12 PM, NCFC said:

I was a regular reader and contributor to Stickman up until the time he said he was returning to NZ. What I particularly liked about his site was that he was an observer of all things Thai and not a participant. So sex trip reports were not really his thing and the site was better for it. The Reader's Submissions were a lively discussion point with quite a few interesting characters and his opening pieces were often thoughtful.

 

But by the time he was thinking of heading back to NZ, he had become stale and stuck in a rut, travelling between BKK and Pattaya, and hardly anything about the rest of Thailand. That began to reflect in his opening pieces which started to duplicate the same old stuff, and it all became very stale. And when he was mulling over the prospects of quitting and selling up, many of his long-term submission writers quit sending stuff in and asked for their back catalogue to be removed because they guessed that the incoming owner would try to monetize all those submissions. Result was the submissions just felt flat.

 

When Stickman eventually announced he was leaving Thailand, I emailed him to say that he was making the right decision. The profile of visitors to Thailand was changing, his natural audience was decreasing in number, social media was replacing the old-style website and Thailand itself was changing, so it was a good time for him to get out while he was relatively young and still had time to establish himself in NZ.

 

His website went downhill fast when he was back in his home country. His opening pieces were about New Zealand which he augmented with postcard-pretty pictures of NZ landscapes. What this had to do with Bangkok nightlife, I have no idea. He should have quit as he had nothing to say and no one was listening anymore.

 

So now the website is back and Stickman is a presence in Bangkok once more, though I can't tell whether this is a permanent return or whether he is just flitting between the two countries because he is writing pieces where he puts himself in both locations, But sadly his resurrected website is nothing like it used to be. Now he is monetizing it, and in so doing he is no longer a detached observer but an active participant. He has become, as a matter of fact, a pimp. His site is now advertising prostitutes for sale, and there are all the bikin shots for the punters delight. In order to make money he got down in the gutter with the people that he used to write about from a distance. And most of what he used to say was critical. Not any more.

 

I miss the old stickman web site as it had some good things going for it. But it only worked for a specific time and place. Both that time and place are gone and the new stick is something cruder and uglier. I've met Stickman and found him to be an intelligent well-balanced guy. I'm really surprised he hasn't figured out that life has moved on and the Stickman years of the Thailand that he described are drawing to a close. I can see Stick ending up like Bernard Trink, a relic of a previous age, trapped in Thailand, forgotten, and no place to call home. He needs to wise up and go home.

NCFC - I agree with some things you say. But the Stickman's site has always been for the benefit of punters. It's always been a male red light oriented site. As for there being more things in Thailand other than the needs of punters - well, yes of course. But who wants Stickman's Bangkok to be a travel web site. Nobody. As for Stickman being detached from the debauchery. Well who knows. There has been a great deal of promotion of gay ladyboy sex on his site. I particularly found that offensive. I do agree that the Stickman's site is now largely dead with social media like YouTube showing the reality on site. And not being filtered through what Stickman wants us to believe. He does sling a lot of bulls**t. Yes, he should leave the reader submissions going and make a permanent disappearing act and co-habitate with the sheep in NZ. His era is over. But alas, this joker has a very thick skin and won't go - especially if there is the smell of money.

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15 hours ago, Melbun said:

NCFC - I agree with some things you say. But the Stickman's site has always been for the benefit of punters. It's always been a male red light oriented site. As for there being more things in Thailand other than the needs of punters - well, yes of course. But who wants Stickman's Bangkok to be a travel web site. Nobody. As for Stickman being detached from the debauchery. Well who knows. There has been a great deal of promotion of gay ladyboy sex on his site. I particularly found that offensive. I do agree that the Stickman's site is now largely dead with social media like YouTube showing the reality on site. And not being filtered through what Stickman wants us to believe. He does sling a lot of bulls**t. Yes, he should leave the reader submissions going and make a permanent disappearing act and co-habitate with the sheep in NZ. His era is over. But alas, this joker has a very thick skin and won't go - especially if there is the smell of money.

OH BTW _ I've said it before and I'll say it again. What sale of Stickmans site. That was a load of bull dust . As far as I'm concerned. Just a contrivance by Stickman to put his site on hold shoud he like to return some day. As if !! What nut case would have bought his failing web site. All baloney.

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8 hours ago, Puwa said:

Was never a Stickman fan. Back in the early 90s, Steve Rosse had a good regular column in The Nation called "The Rock." https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/SteveRosse

Steve Rosse? Unbelievably talented writer. Have you read his pieces in Stickman's reader section? There were about a dozen toward the end, each one a masterclass in writing.

 

What Stick should do is bring Steve over from the US as an editor/writer. If Steve did daily pieces on life here, in general not just the sex industry, Stick's readership would go through the roof.

 

Heck, TV could bring him in too in some capacity. Bkk and we expats deserve our own raconteur.

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10 hours ago, Bang Bang said:

Steve Rosse? Unbelievably talented writer. Have you read his pieces in Stickman's reader section? There were about a dozen toward the end, each one a masterclass in writing.

 

What Stick should do is bring Steve over from the US as an editor/writer. If Steve did daily pieces on life here, in general not just the sex industry, Stick's readership would go through the roof.

 

Heck, TV could bring him in too in some capacity. Bkk and we expats deserve our own raconteur.

B.S - Steve Rosse ?? A legend in his own mind - Just like Stickman. A lot of his stuff was absolute drivel. He only posted on Stickman's because he got free advertising. When that stopped he threw tantrums. You are Steve Rosse of his partner. OR his/her PR officer. I'm glad Rosse stopped writing. What absolute sh*t that stuff was. Now Dana was a real talent.

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31 minutes ago, Melbun said:

B.S - Steve Rosse ?? A legend in his own mind - Just like Stickman. A lot of his stuff was absolute drivel. He only posted on Stickman's because he got free advertising. When that stopped he threw tantrums. You are Steve Rosse of his partner. OR his/her PR officer. I'm glad Rosse stopped writing. What absolute sh*t that stuff was. Now Dana was a real talent.

Dana was tolerable, part hack, part jackass, like most other regular contributors (I would include myself in this category though I wrote infrequently). I rarely made it more than halfway through his pieces before being distracted by something on the telly.

 

Steve on the other hand was unputdownable, the rightful heir to Trink as chronicler of this great city (and of more than just the bargirl-monger spectrum), if only he could get his act together (drugs?) and ass over here.

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11 hours ago, Bang Bang said:

Dana was tolerable, part hack, part jackass, like most other regular contributors (I would include myself in this category though I wrote infrequently). I rarely made it more than halfway through his pieces before being distracted by something on the telly.

 

Steve on the other hand was unputdownable, the rightful heir to Trink as chronicler of this great city (and of more than just the bargirl-monger spectrum), if only he could get his act together (drugs?) and ass over here.

I found most of Rosse's stuff EASILY putdownable. I must confess 2 or 3 were good. But most "fill in" drivel to keep getting free advertising on Stickman's. Now Dana had wit and a keen sense of humour (wasn't interested in his ladyboy exploits). I'm not into giving it to a man up the a***. Also he had some good ideas and insights. Don't know where you're coming from - you only read Stickman's re red light district. Hey - once you see the temples etc - the real interest for men IS bargirl - monger dynamics.

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42 minutes ago, Melbun said:

I found most of Rosse's stuff EASILY putdownable. I must confess 2 or 3 were good. But most "fill in" drivel to keep getting free advertising on Stickman's. Now Dana had wit and a keen sense of humour (wasn't interested in his ladyboy exploits). I'm not into giving it to a man up the a***. Also he had some good ideas and insights. Don't know where you're coming from - you only read Stickman's re red light district. Hey - once you see the temples etc - the real interest for men IS bargirl - monger dynamics.

It saddens me to do so but I must insist that as my command of the English language (sparkling evincing an extensive vocabulary) seems to far exceed what I see of yours (clumsy with a disquieting whiff of the trailer park) my opinion of writers of English must take precedence.

 

Therefore, I win, Dana sucks and Steve Rosse is hereby declared the greatest of Stickman contributors. Any further dispute on your part, Melbun, and you will be reported to the NCPO for uppity behavior.

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41 minutes ago, Bang Bang said:

It saddens me to do so but I must insist that as my command of the English language (sparkling evincing an extensive vocabulary) seems to far exceed what I see of yours (clumsy with a disquieting whiff of the trailer park) my opinion of writers of English must take precedence.

 

Therefore, I win, Dana sucks and Steve Rosse is hereby declared the greatest of Stickman contributors. Any further dispute on your part, Melbun, and you will be reported to the NCPO for uppity behavior.

Ahhh Hahah !! You are indeed Rosse. Go home Rosse (keep your drivel to yourself). Judging by your assertion of your exquisite command of the English language - you also fall in the category of "legend in your own mind" Good !! report me.

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1 minute ago, Melbun said:

You are indeed Rosse.

You have paid me the greatest compliment. I thank you. If only I could spin a yarn as well as Steve.

 

I do consider myself a fairly imaginative humorist though. But short sprints are all I have been able to manage thus far. Even a 4 or 5 page story, which Steve so effortlessly writes, causes me to run out of breath.

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