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    Don't call me Ishmael.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SyntheticCFM, Oct 1, 2011.

    It isn't my name and never will be. I joined this forum because I enjoy writing and want to get honest feedback, as opposed to friendly white lies or embarrassing classroom situations. My name is actually Clint, and I have recently turned 21. I attend a school in Connecticut and I am majoring in Computer Science, at least, thats the plan. I am quite friendly in real life and this intro has not been such a big warm hug, but I suppose I wanted my introduction to be interesting to read? Maybe, but anyway I hope to get to know many of you on the forum and I look forward to sharing my writing as well as reading yours. If you'd like to friend me right now I would gladly accept, but if not that's alright as well. I basically write three types of things, which is really more like two. Lets stick with two. I either try to write humerous essays in an almost insultingly ripped off Jack Handy method, or I write poetry, which I'd like to think is more original than my humor pieces, so I'll probably post more of those. I also code in python, java, or scheme, but I won't be posting any of that. Thank you for reading this introduction and if you would like to say 'hello' please do below. It's feels good to enter such a thriving community. :)


    -Clint

    ps. I also have one question, I can post on all the forums except for the reviewing writing ones. I try to make a new post in poetry, but it won't let me. I assume there is some initiation where I have to have 10 posts or something and then I can post there, but can anyone tell me what the real answer is? Thank you!
     
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    hi Ishmael :D, and welcome to the forum.
     
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    Woah woah buddy, I said not to call me that, can't you READ?


    But seriously: "Hello!" and thank you for welcoming me to these forums. Also, maybe I now want people to call me Ishmael...? It'd be a neat nickname and doesn't tell you a thing about me. I didn't even like moby dick. I'd personally rather just dick, and I'm not of that persuasion (or so I repeat 50 times before bed every night). Truth be told I never REALLY read the thing, but I skimmed it, and got a general idea of what I wasn't getting. And the getting wasn't good, despite it's length and girth. Anywho, I am now going to read your writing Dave C so you'll see what some dumbass 21 year-old thinks of it very shortly. No need to thank me! I'm procrastinating. :)
     
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    Hi Clint. Welcome to the Forum, I am fairly new as well. I saw your post and wanted to point you to the Forum Rules. There you will find all the info you need on how to start posting your own work. I mention this because, not having read the rules thoroughly, I pretty much did everything wrong (and I'm usually such a stickler for rules).

    Hopefully I can help you (and others) avoid the mistakes I made :)

    Have fun. Look forward to reading your stuff.

    Rae
     
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    I've never read Moby Dick BUT I love the fact that you (kind of?) used it as a referrence for your intro title. I have been struggling with the idea of learning at least basic HTML coding but I can never seem to find the time or a viable excuse I cannot get out of to do it. Alas, the ability eludes me still.

    I'm as new as you but hey, why not say welcome here too? I hope we both find what we're looking for in these so far great-looking forums!

    Fun fact about me: I can't really say I'm a poet but I did dabble on it a fair bit back in high school. Did my obligatory Tolkien-inspired piece too, haha. Anyway, I'm really looking forward to reading yours! x
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    welcome, pal.
     
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    Welcome:D
     
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    This community seems nice! Hopefully not too nice, though.

    I'm pumped to post but I like this two week waiting period. It's very... interesting. I have to read other peoples work and comment on it and then I can take those criticisms back to my own work and think to myself, 'am I a hypocrite?'.

    Currently, I am.
     
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    Love the play on "Moby Dick" - welcome.
     

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