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    What is up

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by modus, Mar 3, 2012.

    Hello, I'm modus. I just turned 22, so I may be a bit older than most people here. Just going by my observations.

    I joined to give and receive feedback on writing. I was disappointed that I couldn't post excerpts for critique right away, but I'll patiently wait and contribute in the meantime. Besides amateur writing, I also make electronic music and get bad grades in college. Writing is the one and only thing I've always received compliments on, so I finally decided to develop that skill. Wish me luck, comrades.
     
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    Welcome to the forum young fellow and why are you getting bad grades in college? Too much partying or is it lack of interest?
     
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    I don't really retain much of what I hear. Probably because I daydream and doodle so much. I can't believe how much I doodle and still only draw stick figures/abstract geometry.

    At least my grammar's sexy. That's all I need to be happy.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, modus!

    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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    Most people remember what they see better then what they hear and your doodling would suggest you're a visual person. But I suspect your problem is lack of interest in the subject matter because if you were interested you'd spend time outside of class learning the subject. It's also not uncommon that instructors don't teach the way people learn. I find knowledge sexy even if the subject would seem dry to others.
     
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    You're in lust with your grammar? Ain't that kinder, ya know, creepy?
     
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    Welcome to the forums ! I hope to have the chance to read your excerpts in the future. What kind of electronic music do you make?

    Actually this is pseudo-psychology. It's possible to have a preference, but most people can learn both ways unless they have a disability.
     
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    I don't know. We've been in a relationship so long it's hard to tell.
     
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    What people can learn and what they naturally may have gravitated to aren't quite the same. We can learn a lot of things but it doesn't mean they'll do it or recognize they have a preference. You must have a thing about it though to make it an issue in a greeting to someone.
     
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    And now you're making a thing of his thing. I don't want any more things. Just want to say hello.

    The good news is this: only 13 more days until I can critique and be critiqued :D
     
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    Well, hell sometimes you can't resist pointing somethings out. I tried to do it nicely in as few words as possible. :D LOL
     
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    That's what writing is all about. Brevity is the sharpest blade, and vocabulary its hilt. Wield it like a boss!

    I totally missed this question. I make chiptunes and various video game sounding things. Here's a sample.
     
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    Now that I reread my post I admit my comment was a bit rude. I was not trying to antagonize you as my only concern is that learning styles have become such a popular way of branding people and yet there is no evidence that backs up this theory.

    That being said, everyone is entitled to their beliefs so I will leave it at that.




    I like your choice of instruments and the song has a nice retro-gaming feel to it (This brings back memories.) which is kinda nice ! My favorite part is when the bass kicks in at about 1:30.
     
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    Now offense taken. I certainly wasn't antagonized in any way. I have a tendency poke just to see the response. I used to take great pains to be aware of how my students each learned best whenever I had a assignment teaching (military and corporate world).

    I have a tendency to be overly logical so more likely I'd by confused by any insult rather then offended. Probably asking dozens of questions as to any motivation. It drives many people nuts.
     
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    I use FL Studio. Thing is, that part of the track is already sidechained, as heard by the pumping in the treble synths, so I do know how to sidechain. You're right though, I didn't duck the bass under the kick. I could try that.
     
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    You do have a lot of talent, keep up the good work.
     
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    Welcome to the forums, modus!
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Hi Modus! Welcome. :) And you won't be the oldest person around or anything. I'm in my 20s too, and there are people here in their 50s/60s/70s and older. We're a really diverse group.
     
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    Thanks, everyone. I can't just ignore the thread with so many new "hellos" :]
     

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