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Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Picador » Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:23 pm

The majority of Napoleonics buffs that have encountered Kiley's ramblings think he's a massive cunt, they're just too polite to say so. I'm the exception (are you surprised?), it's got me banned from a few places. :)

I assume he wasn't in during the Vietnam War. He's a sure candidate for a fragging.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Macunaima » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:59 pm

Rereading Swords Around a Throne (after all, it IS entertaining as hell). This is the first time I read it after reading Kevin’s book on Napoleon’s artillery.

What is really pathetic is how Kev tried to copy Elting’s style but completely misses its essence. Elting gives a lot of nicely described vignettes, like the one with which he opens his book. They are very illustrative and evocative. But crucially — and unlike Kevin — he never strays into openly fictionalizing.

I mean, you can argue that his sources aren’t good and that, if he were a beer, Elting would be a Bud Light (lime, at that), but I am sure he could back up what he says with legitimate historical sources. He might not dig deeply enough and he certainly loves his breezy generalizations, but he IS a historian. To extend the beer analogy, he may be pisswater American commercial pilsner, but he is a beer.

Now, for all that we take the piss, Kev is also a historian. But what he REALLY wants to be is a Napoleon fanfic writer. His vignettes betray him: they are almost entirely fictional, presenting as fact things he couldn’t possibly know.

My bet? When Kevin Kiley goes to his reward, his heirs will find a box full of yellowed, suspiciously stained Napoleon/Murat slashfic.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Bollocks to Brexit » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:05 am

Bronshtein wrote:Or both.


Yeah, possibly.

I suspect he has some form of dementia, although that does not explain why he has been behaving like that for so long.

Perhaps all that banging with big burly marines affected his brain.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Bronshtein » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:01 am

Shame, the US needs all the psychotic former Marines it can lay its hands on.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Picador » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:09 am

Nah, he's just a massive cunt.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by kyotebue2 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:00 am

Yes.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Bronshtein » Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:46 am

Or both.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Bollocks to Brexit » Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:56 pm

Picador wrote:Kev really hates Britain and the British doesn't he? I think he's a complete wanker, so it all evens out.

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg ... 149&page=5

Much of his extensive list is bollox too :)


I suspect that Kiley is suffering from some form of mental health condition; he just posts the same crap time after time even when it clearly contradicts his own statements, cannot understand that the judgements of his beloved pro-Bonaparte authors are open to the same criticism that he applies to authors who are not 100% in favour of the Corsican, fails to understand what other people are posting and lashes out when people dare to disagree with him.

Alternatively, he could just be a massive cunt.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Derek H » Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:51 pm

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Elwood » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:29 pm

Funny enough , He never had a kind word for you either .

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