1. Soodanim

    Soodanim Member

    Dec 20, 2012
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    Should I push the big, red, shiny button?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Soodanim, Dec 20, 2012.

    The title is a question that has plagued my existence.

    There are days when I experience what humanity has to offer and think to myself that if I could push a big, red, shiny button that would end it all, I would.

    Then there are days when I experience what one individual has done to defy their programming and think to myself that maybe it's not so bad after all.

    Of course, I spend a lot of time on the internet so maybe I'm not experiencing the best examples of humanity. Then I switch on the news and realise that the internet is just a microcosm of the world in general.

    For these reasons, I loathe going outside and being anywhere near so-called human-beings. Hell, just today I witnessed yet another act of selfish ignorance. A car had pulled up just beyond a set of lights as the traffic was banked up. Another car was just slowing down, at a reasonable speed and keeping a reasonable distance from the car in front. Then a third car comes screaming up from behind in order to get through a red light before the cars from the perpendicular lanes got to that point and slammed on the brakes just before smashing into the second car which in turn caused it to lurch forward and smash into the first car.

    She then got out of the car and screamed at the other two that it was their fault.

    Did I mention I almost got run over the other day by a car careening around a corner, through a red light, whilst the walking signal was green and I was already half-way across the road and couldn't see traffic coming because the corner view is blocked by an underpass?

    Have you heard about Newtown, Connecticut?

    Today is not a day that I would stop myself from pushing that button.
  2. 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, Soodanium!

    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.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Cogito, 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.

  3. Trilby

    Trilby Contributing Member Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi and welcome.

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