1. ShatteredUniverse
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    ShatteredUniverse Has Arrived :D

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ShatteredUniverse, Mar 16, 2013.

    Hello, WritingForums.org!

    My most common online username is ShatteredUniverse, but you can call me John (since that's my real name). Please, refrain from calling me a variant of John, however, like Johnnie or John-boy. Or Queen. Never, ever call me Queen.

    I am a person of cycles, so I'll probably engage in a flurry of activity for a few days or weeks, and then my account will be dormant for just as long. This is normal (even on sites like Facebook). I also alternate between reading non-fiction accompanied by little to no fiction and the reverse.

    My interests are thus: writing (obviously), pure math (proof-based), physics, history, politics, comparative religion, digital art/animation, music (everything from 90's Country to Lamb of God-style metal to the wonderful compositions of Murray Gold), singing, fixing things, and wrestling with PCs to get them to do what I want.

    To be perfectly honest, I've hit a heck of a dry spell in the writing department. It's not for a lack of inspiration, mind you. I just feel vertigo whenever I go to start typing, sometimes to the level of a panic attack. My intention is to work through this and start writing again. They say the road to perdition is paved with good intentions, so I don't know. :p

    If you've read this far, I'm gratified beyond belief and balk at the prospect of using up any more of your precious time.

    Regards,

    ShatteredUniverse
     
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    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Welcome!

    As it turns out, the qualifications for membership here include interests in writing, proof-based pure math, physics, history, politics, comparative religion, digital art/animation, music, singing, fixing things, and PC wrestling. So you're good that far.

    Unfortunately, we also require interests in cooking, earthworm farming, soapstone carving, glass-blowing, taxidermy, ancient Greek and Roman siege weapons, hydroponics, and liquid-fuel rocketry. Come back when you fulfill those requirements.

    Just kidding! Seriously, welcome!
     
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    Oh man, minstrel's comment gave me a good laugh. Made my day.

    Anyways, welcome to the forums John!
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, ShatteredUniverse!

    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!

    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.


    Banzai
     
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    Hello John, welcome to the forums.
     
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    welcome to the forums john.
     
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    Hi John

    I've just signed up to forum today. If you still haven't found what you're looking for keep dipping in. People seem to offer such a wide variety of opinions in such different styles I'm sure you will...
     
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    Hi, John.
     

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