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    Hey! :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PandaPrincess, Jan 21, 2015.

    Hello! I'm Jazz. I'm an aspiring writer, soon-to-be English teacher (moving to Japan in two weeks!). I used to be a member of a writing forum some years but I found the atmosphere quite toxic - there was no constructive criticism, just plain nastiness. It dented my confidence as a writer but I thought I'd give forums another go :) I've been browsing this one and it seems a) active, b) constructive and c) friendly so I hope I can be welcomed into your community :D
     
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    welcome to the family Jazz :)
     
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    Welcome, Jazz!
    I think you're quite spot on with your observations here. Of course the occasional nastiness arises here (it has to eventually, right?), but this place is in general nice and friendly. Except for the Debate Room, maybe. ;)
    Check out the New Member Guide to get your bearing on things and then jump into the fun!
     
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    Hi Jazz, welcome to the group! I've been on a few sites that got my blood boiling. :) I know the feeling. But I love it here. Everyone has been really helpful and supportive.
     
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    Hi Jazz,

    On behalf of the staff, welcome. So are you off to teach English in Japan? That's amazing, good luck. :)

    I'm sorry to hear your confidence got nicked. I've also been to forums I found, uh, let's just say, not my style. Since I'm a mod now, you can probably tell I eventually found my community. :)

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    Thank you so much for the warm welcome! I can tell I'm going to enjoy my time here :D Yes, I'm leaving the UK in two weeks to spend a year teaching in Japan. I'm hoping it's going to give me lots of inspiration for my writing! I seem to have hit a dead end lately :( Thank you, though! I'm very nervous but, fingers crossed, I should be fine once I'm out there and settled :)
     
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    @GingerCoffee and @obsidian_cicatrix, I think I just found someone with a higher likes/post ratio than cicatrix's: @PandaPrincess ;)
     
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    Aye, she does indeed. :D
     
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    Japan? Nice, very exciting for you. I'll look forward to reading something by you on here
     
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