Hello, I'm new to the forum and was initially very happy to finally have found some place where I could post my stuff and get feedback, which is what I've been lacking over the last two years at university, 'cos the only native who did the job, left. I hear I have to post two constructive critiques in order to post one piece of my own writing. To be sincere - and I know this is English-based forum and that it might not be looked at - how do you feel when a newbie gives, beg your pardon for the quotation marks, "constructive critique" ? I just have to wonder. And I really AM serious about English and writing as such, so I guess I simply have to go through the process and get ready for the what-the-hell-were-you-thinking remarks. Anyway, constractive critique is required, so get ready for my serious attempts. Or should I go through the "outskirts" of this forum (read a lot everything posted around here) and know my way around before actually giving the critique ? What do you think ? Thank you.