Vamos Castle Warriors,
I don't have the energy to stay and chat, but I feel a great desire to comment and reply to everyone reading through the thread today. I suppose I can do both and everyone here is mellow and fine with that.
MasterClass: You know you have always gotten my highest respect and I admire your maturity. The rant on my part is done for the time being. I've been holding it in ever since I was perma-banned on false allegations around a month ago. Know this for my claims of being a peaceful poster with all the other posters if not necessarily my Player Prefernces. In 2 years, I never received a Single Ban or even
more than several infractions for precisely the reason I don't attack ANYONE personally, ignore attempts to instigate me in fights, never bad rep and only posted postive things about the Posters and left all else off the table. The "Permaban" was actually my First ban.
I highly respect you and will enter the Castle from now on when I am not angry or defensive and be mellow next time. So sorry if I came off in a bad mood earlier today. Shankar and I are currently being publically humiliated with (AGAIN) a Moderator sanctioning and manipulating it. When I saw that, I had to make it here to get truths that have been purposely twisted into lies or misleading accusations cleared and off my mind.
Nekromanta: I admire what you are doing on this board. You R Legend (movie "I am Legend" is on my queue list by the way) for what I've seen in here and for your longtime at the Toxic Dump. Thank youso much for the welcome. I reciprocate the joy in seeing you!
I will get to Movies and Music next time. The Last Movie I saw and loved was "Cache" (or Hidden) by the Director of "Funny Games". "Dark Knight Rises" also was very entertaining!
CD: About Rafa about Abu Dhabi, he may start slowly, but if you remember the December before Abu Dhabi in 2010, he came from one of his worst seasons (2009 - injuries again) to winning Abu Dhabi right out to start the year. It seems the more our OCDish hero rests his mind and body, sometimes the results are amazing from the start. I don't include the Summer and Fall of 2009, since he was clearly not ready to come back that time. Maybe that factored into his decision to take such a long time off. Whatever the case, I always feel better about Rafa surprising people in January through early July. So it would be simply a Manic Pop Thrill (name the Band for that album anyone) if he comes back strong. It will deleriously positive just to see him play again after so long. So I don't know what to expect, but wouldn't be surprised by a good early run. But the important thing is that
he will finally be back.
Can't wait just to see him again, not just at the AO, but to see that he is actually out there at all. I also like that Rafa will plan to spend more time in the dirt as that will be good on his knees and I thought I heard he would skip Dubai and do the Argentina-Mexico 500s. Long overdue that he should make this move imo.
I promise to bring my amusing writing style back and lighten up on some other days. But when I wrote in the Castle and CD I would often drop the facade. As I think I said a dozen times, even to Mods, I got tons of good reps and people telling me they thought I was funny and they "got it". Especially since it was always about Tennis, pure from my heart, but still unique and never against anyone on the Forum.
(To any Nole Fans though: Personally, I screamed with delight when Nole won the Masters Cup over Muger Frauderer. Most people know I Love Nole too.)
Sorry for the Wall of Text. Old habits die hard.
My Dark Horese for 2013: Delpo was just getting better and better last year all the way to the end of the year. Maybe top 5 this year? Raonic impressed me with his composure and I see a new Top 10 player, if not this year, then next year. The Jerzy Janowicz character really did something special at the Paris Masters. Nishikori can simply go on some tremendous runs at times, but then quickly loses form too. He is a mystery to me right now.