Hello, everyone! I am an aspiring writer who tried to join this forum a few days ago, but it wouldn't send me the confirmation email. It took me awhile before I could get it to do so. I really want to post my story ideas here, but it seems I have to be registered for two weeks, make two critiques of someone else's work, and post 20 comments (not counting the critiques), and that kind of annoys me. But I know a lot about storytelling and characterization. I've read Chris Vogler's "The Writer's Journey" multiple times. (I tried reading "Hero of a Thousand Faces", but I didn't understand a word of that gibberish.) And TV Tropes is one of my favorite sites. It's nice to see that people here actually understand what constructive criticism is. I've been on sites where people's ideas of criticism consist of vague troll comments like "wut". BTW, are images of copyrighted cartoon characters allowed here as avatars?