FEBRUARY 2000 | VOLUME 4, NUMBER 2


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RE: "Ocean Court" Review [January 2000]

From the Author
Thanks for taking the time to review my novel. I was very pleased to read your review. I appreciate your observations about the editing and your article made me cry (honestly) at the end ... poignant. I miss my friend, Ken, dearly. I'm in the process of trying to find a literary agent to take me on and, hopefully, find a good editor and mainstream publisher, as the it appears that print-on-demand publishing still has some work to do to be economically viable for booksellers. In the meantime, I continue to promote Ocean Court and write my next book. Reading your review has inspired me to work harder at my writing. It is heartwarming to know that I'm on the right track. Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

ARLAINE ROCKEY
Author of Ocean Court

Sun, 9 Jan 2000 04:03:31

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RE: Failed Inventions Museum [January 2000]

Redundant?
Those "Failed Inventions" in this issue look a lot like some things I saw in "101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions" by Kenji Kawakami.

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PETER CONRAD
Tue, 18 Jan 2000 08:55:23

[editor's note: The photos may have originated there, but the museum concept,descriptions and intro were developed by Renaissance Online.]
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RE: Owen Hart's Unnecessary Death [June 1999]

Owen's Memory Lives On
I have just finished reading your article about the late Owen Hart. I liked the article in general however I disagreed with some of your views. Ascending into the ring from the rafters in not a difficult and usually not a dangerous stunt. The person is put into a harness and lowered by a very heavy cable into the ring. This type of harness is used by acrobats and rock climbers in their teaching and are very safe. Owen Hart fell victim to a freak accident not a ratings war. A wrestler being lowered into the ring does not bring ratings because for the last 2 or 3 years before that WCWs Sting always came to the ring from the rafters and once from a helicopter. The point is that this was not a new thing nor was it an astounding feat. Don't get me wrong I think it's a pretty cool entrance but not a great stunt.

My second disagreement is that the WWF is not nor has never been a wrestling show. It has always been sports entertainment. If it were wrestling it would not be staged. It is for the most part fake. In an article in RAW Magazine (Feb. 2000) it was stated that after a match those involved should be able to walk back to the dressing room under his own power. However occasionally wrestlers are injured but is this any different from a baseball, football, hockey, or basketball injury? And why is it that wrestling is constantly attacked yet boxing is a sanctioned sport?

I do completely agree with you views on Vince McMahon not cancelling the pay per view. He definitely should have cancelled it and RAW is WAR the next night. That was definitely in bad taste and no class like you stated.

Thank you for your time

WILLIAM SEDUTTO
Fri, 4 Feb 2000 00:51:03

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Very impressed with the number of movie reviews this month. You seemed to have hit all of the big ones. But boy your reviewers are tough. I've been enjoying Renaissance. The look of the site is so much better than a lot of other pubs out there. The new issue looks great. I love the layout. Read the new stuff on Renaissance Mag - awesome!

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