1. The Byzantine Bandit

    The Byzantine Bandit Member

    May 5, 2013
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by The Byzantine Bandit, May 7, 2013.

    Hi everyone! I'm the Byzantine Bandit. Currently, I'm a college student hoping to be accepted into the catechetics major at Franciscan University of Steubenville. I'm also a philosophy and theology major, but that's quite possibly going to change.

    So I guess that I ought to list my literary interests. They are:
    • The Bible (hey, I am a theology-ish student)
    • Byzantine Christian literature (especially from the first millenum AD)
    • Chesterton
    • Tolkien
    • Other authors (especially poets and C.S. Lewis) in the Anglo-American tradition
    • I'd like to get into the epics, especially the Germanic ones like Beowulf and the Nibelungenlied. I admit I wasn't particularly fond of the Iliad or the Odyssey, but that might be because I had to read them for school.

    I currently speak English and Latin (more or less), and I'm going to continue studying Greek and begin my formal study of Hebrew next semester. I'd like to learn Spanish, French, German, Old and Middle English, Church Slavonic, Slovak, and Russian and/or Ukrainian.

    I blog at http://wusti.blogspot.com.

    So that's what I had time to write. See you guys around here!
  2. Michael O

    Michael O Contributing Member

    Apr 2, 2013
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    Dominus vobiscum.

    And remember.....Don't ever chew the communion wafer and you'll be okay.
  3. 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, Byzantine Bandit!

    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 requirements. 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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter! We also have a growing short story club (think book club, but with short stories!), which you can find stickied in the Book Discussion forum.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Lemex and Dante Dases) 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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