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    VCnefarious

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by vcnefarious, Jan 31, 2011.

    I've been told that i'm a natural.
    The gift of gab and what have you.
    It's almost enough to make me believe that I can literally **** words out of this chaotic skull
    and they will, in some way, move you, the brave reader.

    You may not be brave in action, but if you are allowing my thoughts and clever word arrangements
    to enter into your sphere of influence then, at the very least, mental fortitude would be a virtue you possess.
    I, am a ****ing mess, a beautiful monster, hell bent on its own destruction or pure liberation,
    it's all a coin flip from here.

    That doesn't make me anything worth admiring. It makes me someone who, from a young age, became equipped with the ability to
    endure a **** load of pain; and though it may have yielded some decent results in terms of tangible intellect and insight,
    it, by no means, makes me an authority on anything except how to suffer with a modicum of grace.

    All i know is that instead of watching the movie i recently pirated from a nefarious torrent tracker, I sat down to write.
    Hopefully, in the universal scheme of things this can be seen as a willingness to fight the Weight. An assertion of will,
    if you will. ;) ****. Did I really just use an emoticon? The damage may be too great already. Before a few nights ago, I have
    written nothing of value in years. Did my passion for the craft wane? No. Did my longing to be some sort of literary voice
    worth listening to diminish? No.

    So what happened? In a nutshell- women, smokes, booze, guilt, shame, and self loathing. There was a bit of rifling through
    other people's **** that they can't help but fling around like animals but in the end it was almost all me.
    I allowed my dreams and my higher self to wither and decay for the sake of satisfying some petty, ego-driven notion that I might
    not deserve accomplishment.

    Hopefully, sitting here writing whatever my internal narrator spouts off with, in some way, gives our universal governors some
    notion that I am desiring better circumstances; why else would a monkey, millions of years ago, ever bother opening it's yap?
     
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    Nice intro, I look forward to seeing your work, and critiques around the site.
     
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    Welcome. :)
    Interesting intro.
     
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    Welcome to the forum :)
     
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    Thank you kindly, I think i will like it here.
     
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    Welcome! Nice to meet you!
     
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    Interesting intro, nice to meet you. :)
     
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    Hello VC, 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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     

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