I-FLUX New Member

    Nov 5, 2010
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    Hello everyone

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by I-FLUX, Nov 5, 2010.

    Hello. Call me "Flux", it's easier that way.

    I just joined this forum in order to improve my writing skills for my novels since I was not satisfied with novel I finished two years ago. I am starting two new novels, but I am kind of keeping it on hold because I feel like I might make it crappy again. I specifically want to significantly improve my theme making skills.

    Here's a brief biography.

    Real name: Actually I can't tell you.
    Age: 18 (turning 19 this month)
    Gender: Male
    Height: 160 cm (painfully short)
    Nationality: Japanese
    Race: Japanese
    Status: College Student
    Faculty: Applied Science and Technology
    Other interested subjects: Philosophy, Medicine, Psychology, Sociology
    Sport: Mixed Marital Arts but I mainly train Boxing. I want to train Muay Thai and Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. I have some training in Judo.
    Hobbies: Playing Bass, Pen Spinning, Mixed Martial Arts, Video Games, Writing novels...and a lot.
    Musical taste: Heavy Metal, but I listen to other music as well.

    I lived in the US for 7 or 8 years. I went there when I was first grade and got back to Japan in 8th grade.
    1991 November - Born in Tokyo Japan
    1998 April - First grade in Elementary School
    1998 September - Goes to USA as first grade
    2006 April - Goes back to Japan in 8th Grade, 3rd Grade Junior High School
    2007 April - 1st Grade Senior High School
    2010 April - Freshman in Hokkaido University, faculty of Applied Science and Technology
    My English skills aren't so good, well below average, as you can see from the stuff I've wrote just now, but it's considered excellent over here in Japan. Japanese are more dominant language for me in sense of fluency. I write my novels in Japanese.
    I am very interested in Philosophy, and I have studied 3 years of philosophy on my own. Most of my stories are based on my philosophy, and all of my novels have certain philosophical point that many people are actually normally unaware of. I mainly write about Science Fiction, but sometimes mixes Fantasy and SF together. Most of them are terribly violent and gory though. I have two styles of plot: 1) Serious atmosphere plot 2) Softer manga-like plot. (I have no idea how to express this...)

    Many people consider me as "terribly pessimistic and completely lacks self-confidence". I don't deny it, but I myself is trying to be realistic most of the time.

    Well, nice to meet you guys.
  2. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    What a detailed introduction, what with the brief bio. :p
    Welcome. :)
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Flux, 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!
  4. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Hope you enjoy your stay here :)
  5. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hello and welcome
  6. Torana

    Torana Contributor Contributor

    Mar 13, 2007
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy your time here with all of us!


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