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    Hi There

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Torpeh, Dec 2, 2006.

    Hi all. I am Torpeh, and it is my pleasure to meet you.

    Well, I'm a 14-year-old grammar freak, in short. I have a strange obsession with grammar, and study grammar laws daily. Strange? I suppose. It's just one of those things. Anyway, I generally have a grammar textbook to hand, so I shall do my very best to answer any questions regarding grammatical accuracy.

    Through grammar, I found enjoyment in reviewing and critiquing manuscripts. I have been reviewing formally for a year, now, and review for a local newspaper. Without getting my hopes up, I would like to make a career out of reviewing literature, although I enjoy various other aspects of writing.

    I am currently writing a novel called 'Language's End,' which I would like to publish. Of course, it will take me a lot of spare time to get the narrative to a publishable standard, but I'm willing to put in the effort: I often spend three hours a day on my writing. If anyone would be kind enough to give me a critique when I post excerpts here, I'd happily return the favour.

    I have been a member of a few writing boards in my time. Most have become off-topic places though; they're far too unconstructive for me, and I ended up being the only one who did any reviewing. I'm sure this one is different.

    Yes, I am English, as I'm sure you can tell by the spelling of some of my words. More specifically, I live on the Kent-London border, in the southeast.

    Outside of writing, I'm a cricket fanatic. I often spend three hours a week training - which sometimes has to be sacrificed for my writing, sadly. I have been honoured to represent my club, district and London at cricket, and wish to go one better and represent my county in the future.

    As you can probably tell, I set myself high goals. :p

    Anyway, that's all that there is to me, really. I'm looking forward to getting to know some of you.
     
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    Welcome aboard Torpeh. Sounds like you've found the right place and we could definitely use a SPAG expert here! I, for one, know that I could use some grammatical breakdowns of my stuff. I look forward to reading your stuff and hope that this forum provides the environment you're looking for. Cheers,

    zb

    PS What does Torpeh mean?
     
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    I love you already. Haha, welcome the forums.

    Also, watch out for Felony. I'm not sure somebody who takes such a high appreciation for grammar will enjoy reading his posts.
     
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    Hi M.Kirk and Zerobytes.

    'Torpeh' is just a name I use online for writing purposes. It evolved as a nickname from an old username I had for an online game, 'Torpedo 74.' I guess I consider it my pen name.
     
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    lol Kirk. And, the reason I ask about the name is because "torpe" is the spanish word for klutz so I wasn't sure if you were taking a jab at yourself there. Torpedo is a much cooler origin. Again, glad to have you,

    zb
     
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    I must admit, I was not aware of the translation in Spanish. The original nickname was actually 'Torpy,' but the 'y' was changed by a few to an 'eh' and it stuck.
     
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    nice to see you are here. Welcome!
     
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    I don't know you!
     
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    Wassup kluts! :D :D

    This site is very promising and I'm sure it will do well with you on board as the grammar meastro extraodinaire. :p :)
     
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    Heh, thanks for the warm welcome.
     
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    Hey man welcome to the WF
    I hope to be readin' an excerpt
    from your novel sometime!
    good luck with that!
     
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    Well hello there, welcome to the forum.
     

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