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Sunday, December 23, 2007

SimplyScripts Solstice Soliloquy - posted by Don

Actually, it is the SimplyScripts mid-winter message, but I’ve got this thing for alliteration.

First off, I’d like to thanks those anonymous individuals for their very generous donations to the site over the last couple of months. I do wish you would identify yourselves when you donate so that I can send a personal email thanking you. I hate those, “thanks everybody” messages that come out periodically (like this one). This site is a labor of love and those donations really help to offset the bandwidth and hosting costs associated with running this site.

I’d also very much like to thank those of you who pass on links to scripts on the ‘net. Recently, there have been a whole slew of new scripts up, posted by the studios. While several studios have contacted me directly, many haven’t and it is those ‘heads up’ from you folks out there in the ether that allows everyone to enjoy scripts on the ‘net.

At the risk of offending someone for being left out, I’d like to thank Jack for alerting me to my numerous typographical and grammatical errors that creep onto the site. Thanks to Sandy for the moral support and running a really cool site. Thanks to Berge and Mike Sampson at JoBlo.com for continuing to allow me to ride their coat tails.

Thanks to the SimplyScripts Discussion Board moderators: Wesley, Mike, Nixon (aka “Z”), George and especially the esteemed Dr. Newcomer aka “bert”. Not only do I benefit from their sage advice on how to run things, they also keep the boards civil and tidy.

Thanks to the discussion board members who keep the discussion lively and interesting, particularly Pia, Greg, Tyler (soon to be an Eagle Scout), Helio (published author), Flyboy, Andy, Hertic, Cindy, Zombie Sean, Phil and the list literally goes on and on and on (apologies if I’ve left you out).

Another big thanks goes out to the folks who submit their scripts to the unproduced scripts page. Thank you for the uncountable hours of enjoyment I’ve gotten from reading your work. Thank you for your bravery to display your work for all to read and comment on. I hope you find use of the constructive criticism you get and can blow off the nonconstructive criticism.

Lastly, this holiday season, rather than encourage you, dear readers, to donate money to the large number of worthy causes, I’m asking each and every one of you to read to a child. That’s it. Read to a child. Find a book and a small child and read. Extra points if you use funny voices. Read it to them. Read it with them. Have them read to you. If they can’t stay still, read it at them (and stop at the best part and watch them beg you to continue). Thanks!

Merry Christmas. – Don

8 Comments so far

1.

Courtney Love
December 23rd, 2007 at 7:06 am

Thanks, Don.
Happy Holidays.

2.

Zombie Sean
December 23rd, 2007 at 12:01 pm

Hey Don, just here to say thanks and your welcome for keeping the board running… :P

Merry Christmas, and I’ll be sure to use funny voices when reading to the children. :)

3.

Tyler
December 23rd, 2007 at 2:11 pm

Thank YOU Don. I can’t tell you how much this website has helped me over the years.

Does telling stories count? Whenver I babysit I make up stories, b/c the kids love it when they’re actually in them. And yes, I use funny voices.

4.

Cindy
December 23rd, 2007 at 8:40 pm

Aw Don,

Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Here’s to another great year at simplyscripts.

Reading to the children?
You know I will and with all those funny voices, too.

Blessings to you and yours,
Cindy

5.

Pia
December 23rd, 2007 at 10:01 pm

Great post!

Merry Christmas to you and your family too.

Great suggestion reading to kids! Very important. Never had anyone read to me, nor did I have any books, but I made sure my kids never went to bed without a story first. Even if I had to make them up…

Kind of curious why you chose a pic of the moon….

6.

webmaster
December 24th, 2007 at 5:12 am

>Kind of curious why you chose a pic of the moon?

About every hundred years or so, there is a full moon roughly the same time as the winter solstice.

Don

7.

Andy Petrou
December 24th, 2007 at 8:41 am

Merry Christmas to you, Don. Thanks for always doing such a great job with the site and discussion board. You really are a legend!! I hope someday we can all get together and knock back a beer or 3, that would be brilliant.

Have a fab time with your family and friends and best of luck for 2008.

Love,
Andy xxx

PS – Goonies never say die! lol! :op

8.

Mike Shelton
December 25th, 2007 at 1:35 am

Merry Christmas, Don, and to all the other SS members and visitors as well.

I’ve read to Patrick on a few occasions so far, and he seems to enjoy it. Maybe not as much as the singing or turning him into a musical instrument (basically just whistling and changing tune as I poke him…haha) but it gets his attention.

Or maybe I’m just funny looking.

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