1. Blooflamingo

    Blooflamingo New Member

    Dec 1, 2008
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    Hello everyone :]

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Blooflamingo, Dec 1, 2008.

    My name is Maggie, and I'm currently a first year at Trinity University.

    Poetry is really only a on-the-side sort of thing for me, more of a way for me to vent about anything that's on my mind at the moment. But it's enjoyable all the same.

    My other interests include music in all its shapes and forms, post-its, scarves, the piano, gummy worms, fuzzy pillows, reading, peaches, the color blue, cartoons, photography, sleeping, and coffee, coffee, coffee. I'm really into classics: i.e. classic movies, classic rock, classic literature, classical music, and classic cars. ^.^ My hobbies include midnight tae-bo, hall jogging, and power napping. Giraffes are the coolest animals ever!! My entire diet consists of Italian food, sushi, coffee, and Special K with the occasional Kashi bar thrown in here or there. Spiders are sent by Satan to make my life miserable. I'm a self-prescribed romantic. When I grow up, I either want to be a geisha, a Columbian drug lord, a train robber, a pirate, a supermodel, a rockstar, a hobo, an Australian cattle king, a Bond girl, or a mob boss. I stay up way too late and drink way too much coffee, and I'm not 'messy,' I am 'loosely disorganized.'

    I'm looking forward to reading some great poetry on here, and sharing mine with everyone. Feel free to tell me exactly how horrible or passable my poems are. I'm ready for it. xD
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Maggie, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Growing up is overrated.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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.

    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 reviewing as a critical 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). 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 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!
  3. Anthony James Barnett

    Anthony James Barnett New Member

    Nov 8, 2007
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    Hi. Welcome aboard.

  4. Kit

    Kit Contributor Contributor

    Apr 14, 2007
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    Lmao loved the introduction! I don't like spiders either and I have no idea what I want to do when I finish uni, but my ideas aren't nearly as adventurous as yours :p

    Welcome to the forums :)
  5. garmar69

    garmar69 Contributor Contributor

    Jul 25, 2008
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    Those are a lot of interests and aspirations Maggie! Nice intro and welcome to the forums.

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