1. Fajita Jim

    Fajita Jim New Member

    Jan 27, 2012
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    Hey yeah

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fajita Jim, Jan 27, 2012.

    Good people, how you folks doing?

    Hey, I'll be honest: I'm a procrastinator. I don't do dishes till the sink is full, I don't do laundry till I've nothing to wear, and I haven't even started on this story that's been bouncing around in my head for the past 15 years until tonight.

    I was visiting a friend yesterday and we watched some of his Family Guy DVDs because, well, that's what he wanted to do. Yeah, so...guess which one we watch? The one where Stewie berates Brian about his novel, all "two paragraphs of it".


    So I made it a point to get started as soon as I got home. I know once I get going I'll be fine, just like once I start the laundry I also do the dishes, and clean the bathroom, and the kitchen, and...

    So I've pumped out something that I think is pretty good, but I'm going to linger around here a bit before throwing it up (don't think I can yet anyway). I probably should have hunted this place down a while ago but...procrastinating. And stuff.

    What else am I? I'm a gamer. PC, not consoles. I can't do without the mouse and keyboard, controllers just cramp my style...and just cramp me up. I'm currently playing through (and thoroughly enjoying) Fallout: New Vegas, but you can also find me on Team Fortress 2, Guild Wars, Day of Defeat: Source, and World in Conflict.

    I enjoy a good game of Civilization IV from time to time as well, but once I get one of those going whole days of my life just disappear.

    I don't really watch TV. Seriously, I don't think my TV has been on since before Thanksgiving. I hope I don't sound uptight when I say this, but I'm insulted by TV, especially laugh tracks. I find myself thinking "I'm suppose to laugh at that? Really?"

    Discovery, TLC and The History Channel were awesome...when they showed science, learning and history docs respectively. All this reality stuff I just can't...well, I just can't. I've had cable disconnected for the past few years and don't really miss it.

    As far as reading goes, I enjoy the classics. By classics I mean 1984, Watership Down, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Foundation Trilogy...you know, the real stuff.

    Did not like The Lord of the Rings. There, I said it. I'm really not fond of 'Mary Sues'. That little hobbit can just deal.

    Truth be told I live as much inside my head as I do here in reality. I'll see a location on my wanderings about town and start imagining all the things that may have happened there. I look at front porches and see love stories, goodbyes, people sitting about laughing and joking...it's like I'm pulled into possible realities. They say every place has a story, and I find myself lingering upon old buildings or workshops, or even railroad tracks that are no longer in use.

    Yeah so, I'm here now, so maybe with a little kick in the behind and some gentle prodding with hot irons I can get young master Sodijen out of my head and into yours.

    Well, here's hoping, anyway.

    It's 5am, there's somewhere I need to be. Bed.

    Night, folks!
  2. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, Fajita Jim!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirments. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself and Cogito) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


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