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    New member saying hi

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mark Moore, Dec 7, 2011.

    Hello, my name is Mark Moore. I just joined this forum, so I thought I'd introduce myself (makes sense, right? :p).

    I was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 18, 1978. My parents and I moved down to this unincorporated town called Homosassa in Citrus County, Florida, in June of 1986, when I was 7, so I pretty much grew up in Redneck Capital, USA.

    I have been writing fanfics as long as I can remember, even way before the World Wide Web. I started writing a "Ghostbusters III" script in 1989 or a bit later (I lived and breathed Ghostbusters back then), then I moved on to Captain N fanfics.

    When I first got on the Internet in September of 1996, it wasn't long before I was writing a fanfic continuation of "Captain N: The Game Master" (I lived and breathed Captain N back then). I'm probably mostly known for starting the Captain N Internet fandom (such as it is) when I launched The Unofficial Captain N Home Page on February 27, 1997.

    I'm technically a published author. I took a Creative Writing course back in the mid- or late-1990s at Central Florida Community College. I wrote a poem based on Captain N, and it was published in the school's literary magazine.

    My Captain N fanfic writing stretched into late 2000, and I wrote one last fic in 2002 before giving it up. From January of 2002 until August of 2007, I wrote a Supergirl fanfic series, and I officially gave that up last year. My Captain N and Supergirl fanfics are best left in the past, because, well, they mostly suck.

    I got a FanFiction.Net account in June of 2001 and immediately started posting there, but all of the stories and reviews on my account were deleted in August of 2001 (whether this was due to me changing the e-mail address associated with my account or to other accounts of mine being hacked at that time, I have never found out), so I had to re-upload all of my fics. In addition to posting new fics there, I posted most of my old Captain N and Supergirl fics as well as some other fics that I'd written prior to 2001.

    I'd like to share some of my fics here, but, unfortunately, what I consider to be my best fics push the envelope in terms of cursing and sensuality, so I'm not sure what would be appropriate. Perhaps I could PM the links to a moderator to give the okay or not?

    I draw inspiration from all sorts of things, especially anime (my current live/breathe thingy) and video games. I even draw inspiration from crap, thinking "I can do better than / poke fun at this".

    I've had ideas for some ongoing series of original short stories for a while now. On Saturday, October 8, I attended CGA Show (a floating Florida convention), where I met published author Aya Knight (of "The Chronicles of Kale: A Dragon's Awakening"). I'd never heard of her or her book before, but I attended her presentation (I was her only audience member at first), and I was re-invigorated to pursue original writing and getting it published.

    So, anyway, yeah, that's me. Hi!
     
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    Hey! I'm pretty new here too! I used to draw anime but like your past fanfics they are best left in the past. Do you have a deviant?
     
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    Yes, but there's not much there so far (a Castlevania sprite comic that I did in December of 2005, a pic of the new kitten that I got in September, and a Transformers movieverse fanfic that I recently wrote):

    http://tuxedo-mark.deviantart.com
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Mark!

    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.


    Banzai
     
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    Thanks for the welcome, Banzai. Yeah, I've read the rules. I'm not neccessarily looking for feedback on my fanfics. I was just interested in posting them to give others a taste of my writing style. I'm unsure if some parts of my fanfics, specifically, would be inadmissable on this forum (how much profanity is too much, how graphic does something have to be to constitute erotica, etc.). That's why I was wondering if I should PM the links to a moderator for review before posting the fics.

    As for the writing workshop, I don't think I'll be doing original writing for this forum. It'll mostly be asking questions about various aspects of writing.
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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