@ Al -> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ROFL.gif" alt="" /> u're very amazing with that post! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />

@ everyone -> before we go down to funky town & have Lowkey on disco inferno, let's examine & re-examine his words. he means well though poorly worded (but that's just my [nocando]- i mean opinion!) to make it seem scathing, though the caustic effect may be what he intends to achieve (for what purpose? to wake the mind up to certain facts?).

what i think, & i may be wrong here so help me somebody, Lowkey is saying that when Viper talked of the gossip/backstab that happens here, he has open an avenue to take this baddie out in the open & deal with him/her. but Viper did not, & that makes him one of the baddie for not finishing what he has started & also making more & more people speculate as to whom this baddie is, thus rumour begets rumour. correct me if i'm wrong, Lowkey, as i am trying to understand your words & to put them in simpler forms for myself & others to understand.

@ Lowkey, well thanks for turning the other side of the linen into the open. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

i appreciate your gesture though it's a bit too much (like a slap in the face of a victim). maybe that is your intent? or maybe u want to make people realise about their lack of action in this? why must action be of utmost emphasis when INaction can be as effective? must aggressive undertaking be the only avenue when passive resolute can be as good a path to take?

as for those who reminisce(spelling?) on the past, thinking of their past friends, why is it whining when it may be just us missing them thus stating it in the open? i miss some online buddies because they are good people who are no longer here. i don't make connection of that emotion to the ongoing gossip & somehow blame a baddie for making my friends go away. but i am speaking for myself of course.

a friend is a friend. what he or she does behind my back which i do not know is not something i would spend time thinking about, speculating what may be there & not there. therefore giving my support to Viper or whichever friend when it comes to this isn't really a love fest for a self admitted concealer of evil. as far as i know, he does no harm to me nor to people that i know. if his action has potential to hurt, & when i know, i may advise but i will not tell him what to do & pass judgement on him. i am & never will be good enough to do so.

we all deal with things, situations, people in our own way. i deal with rumours, falling out of friends, backstab in my own way. if it's less righteous to u, if it's cowardly compared to your courage, if it's insidious compared to your openess, if it's sitting on hands compared to your uplifting morals - geez, dude, sorry to disappoint u but i am who i am & u are who u are. u live up to your principle & i to mine. but please, other than turning the linen, don't choke us with it.

but thank u nevertheless for making such a daring point in this. it's something i haven't thought of & yet it's not something i agree to. i'll act when i find it necessary & prudent but not because action is the only way.

life's too short & beautiful to linger upon little freckles like rumours & backstabbing. it is always inevitable that we will get hurt. that we can't change. but we can change ourselves. so let's move on & live on. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

......a gift from LaFille......