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    I'm strange...I mean I'm Pantaloons, Soulie Pantaloons.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Souliepantaloons, Jan 23, 2011.

    Or just call me hey you.

    :p

    I've been writing for years....more than half my life, since I was about 10-12.

    I took part in NaNo two times, won both times.

    By the way. The name is Pant-a-LOON-EE-s

    The extra E noise in pantaloons is one of those things you just have to imagine...the opposite of a silent letter.

    The short of it is: I enjoy making up names and words.

    Hello everyone!
     
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    I have decided I like you. I like strange, see.

    Us new people need to stick together... Before the less-new people get us... yeah...

    I didn't finish my NaNoWriMo attempt the one time I tried. That was years ago though. It's better that way, honest. I might be incompetent these days, but my stuff back then was seriously shocking.

    What stuff do you write?
     
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    Shocking?

    I don't really know how to really describe what I write. O_O!

    I'm working on a bit of a surrealist Fantasy/sci-fi type thing.

    Well to our nation it seems surreal.
     
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    Shocking as in terrible. Likely to be an english expression now that I think of it. Also one that is very dependant on non-verbal cues... Anyway, that's probably cleared up now. Moving on!

    I'm unfamiliar with Surrealist, yet mixed with Fantasy it should be extremely interesting. I'm very much fantasy myself.

    (That said, I like to think my work has a gritty horror/dark edge. Whether this is true is dubious...)
     
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    no I understand the meaning of the word :p it's more how it was shocking?

    The novel I'm working on now is a result of a nano that I shaved bunches off and rewrote....numerous times.

    My novel isn't truly surreal. It more lies in the details. Things that would be outrageous and almost surreal for a person from the US or UK.

    :p
     
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    Oh. Hurr durr... Well, it was just bad. In every sense of the word: I literally just regurgitated cliches and badness on an unfortunate word document, with no regard to characters, plot, theme...

    Suffice to say I 'shaved off' the whole thing, and am working on something newer. :D

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    What's truly surreal, and when does 'fantasy' become 'surreal'?
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Hey you, and welcome Pant-a-loon-ee-s. :)
     
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    Hello Heyoo, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

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    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

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