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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 27th, 2010 @ 11:56 PM Reply

At 1/27/10 11:51 PM, aviewaskewed wrote:

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Would people be interested in having book discussion in this thread? Since it seems I've caused something of a mini controversy as we ruled it's not really appropriate to have a whole thread for that in this forum, but I can see where discussion might interest people. Again considering lounges tend to be general discussion among like minded people in a forum would that be something the like minded folks of this forum would be interested in seeing in this lounge?

I saw a thread about books that you were reading, and it was locked. I would think that even though this is Writing, why not discuss other people's writing here as well? I'm sure that many of us have all read similar books and would love discussing them as much as we love discussing video games we have played, or movies we have watched.
Basically as long as users can keep an insightful look on the topic at hand, there shouldn't be any problems with threads like that. And also make sure their post is meaningful. Not just something like "lol that part was funny! XD"


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 12:25 AM Reply

If you love confusing, badly written short stories, read mine now.

If not, read it anyway.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 12:42 AM Reply

I have nothing against using the lounge for book discussion. It's probably the best place.

Oh, and if we're doing shameless plugs...

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1141 026

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 12:48 AM Reply

At 1/28/10 12:42 AM, Skye-McCloud wrote: I have nothing against using the lounge for book discussion. It's probably the best place.

Oh, and if we're doing shameless plugs...

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1141 026

Shameless plugs are the way to go. Will get around to reading in a mo', Skye.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 12:58 AM Reply

At 1/27/10 11:56 PM, jake-thesnake wrote: I saw a thread about books that you were reading, and it was locked. I would think that even though this is Writing, why not discuss other people's writing here as well? I'm sure that many of us have all read similar books and would love discussing them as much as we love discussing video games we have played, or movies we have watched.

Have people actually read the description of this forum before clicking into it each day? Because to me a forum description is a mission statement and a guideline of what the forum at it's core is. This forum is meant to be a creative forum where people "share their literary art". That to me means we really shouldn't have much in the way of discussion threads here and most of the posts should be actual literary art users create (although this could be maybe relaxed a bit when the lit portal is up an running). I'm fine with literary criticism which is what Writersblock seems to be suggesting, but a thread that's essentially "I really liked this book, or this author" could easily be housed in General, or in C & C. It's inappropriate to a forum where sharing a form of art is the primary focus. There should be very few discussion threads cropping up here.

Basically as long as users can keep an insightful look on the topic at hand, there shouldn't be any problems with threads like that. And also make sure their post is meaningful. Not just something like "lol that part was funny! XD"

I'm fine with any topic we can make a reasonable case belongs here. That it adds to this forum AND doesn't really belong in an already established forum. A book club type thread, which to me is what that thread clearly was, has a home in either C & C or General. It does not belong in this forum titled "Writing" with the mission statement that this forum has.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 01:27 AM Reply

Who are the lit mods?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 02:23 AM Reply

At 1/28/10 01:27 AM, TrevorW wrote: Who are the lit mods?

Anybody who pops in here mod wise is potentially a lit mod. Right now I don't think we have a firm group. I'm popping in here pretty much every day, gumonshoe is one, Timmy has expressed interest in hanging around...beyond that I'm not sure. But if you see something so horrible that it would be obvious to anyone with a lick of sense it's inappropriate just get a hold of ANY mod who happens to be on at the time :)


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 02:24 AM Reply

Well, I've been waiting for this forum to be born since they changed the forum rules to ban story threads in general. Of course, I don't write as much as I used to, but I'd say that the little writing I do now is at least better.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 03:03 AM Reply

At 1/28/10 02:23 AM, aviewaskewed wrote:
At 1/28/10 01:27 AM, TrevorW wrote: Who are the lit mods?
Anybody who pops in here mod wise is potentially a lit mod. Right now I don't think we have a firm group. I'm popping in here pretty much every day, gumonshoe is one, Timmy has expressed interest in hanging around...beyond that I'm not sure. But if you see something so horrible that it would be obvious to anyone with a lick of sense it's inappropriate just get a hold of ANY mod who happens to be on at the time :)

Btw: Not sure whether this is allowed or not, but are we allowed to post how-to's in the lit form or is that more appropriate for general? Not likely to write one since I'm not a good teacher-type, but might be something I could try :P.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 03:09 AM Reply

At 1/28/10 03:03 AM, HahaISuckMoreThanYou wrote: Btw: Not sure whether this is allowed or not, but are we allowed to post how-to's in the lit form or is that more appropriate for general? Not likely to write one since I'm not a good teacher-type, but might be something I could try :P.

Are you talking like, "HOW TO USE A SEMI-COLON!" type threads, because if you are, I'm going to kill you.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 05:39 AM Reply

At 1/28/10 03:09 AM, Dobio wrote: Are you talking like, "HOW TO USE A SEMI-COLON!" type threads, because if you are, I'm going to kill you.

I loled.

I hope it is, because I think to get the forum off the ground in a proper manner, there must be at least one sacrifice.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 06:00 AM Reply

At 1/28/10 01:27 AM, TrevorW wrote: Who are the lit mods?

From what I've seen the Mods for the forum are:

GumOnShoe
Timmy
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Tri-Nitro-Toluene
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With a few others popping in an out as needed.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 06:11 AM Reply

Hello all.
I am sure I'll have a great time here.
So... I'm done introducing myself.
* hears the sound of one hand clapping*
That's not helping!

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 06:43 AM Reply

At 1/28/10 06:00 AM, Tri-Nitro-Toluene wrote: GumOnShoe

Probably doesn't matter, but the g's lower case. {{ :P }} Am I the first to correct someone here on a minor tidbit that doesn't matter much? Probably not. Also, Dobio belongs on that list too.

About the semi-colon threads, why not make it a newspost and then we can have a Writers: Main, with a bunch of off forum tutorials that are just in blogs. You know, then we don't have to worry about people making a bunch of crappy threads, but we can still organize / edit the tutorials & give burgeoning new writers a place to learn. I think we ought to just start off by linking to a website with grammar rules and get that out of the way. :P


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 07:24 AM Reply

FYI boys and girls,

I'm starting to keep track of the various threads offering advice that have been posted on the forum, and other threads which will be of use/ interest to people who use the forum. I'm putting them on my user-page.

I've got the ones that I know of so far, but if I've missed some it'd be awesome if you could let me know and post the link to the thread as a comment on my user-page that'd be awesome.

Likewise if you've got some websites which you've found really useful/ interesting in aiding your abilities as a writer, then leave a comment and I'll add it to the list eventually :P

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 07:36 AM Reply

At 1/28/10 07:24 AM, Tri-Nitro-Toluene wrote: FYI boys and girls.....

Writing101 account?? Animation101 has been started.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 08:28 AM Reply

I just got one question about this forum. Sorry if this has already been answered somewhere, but I haven't read anything specific about it:

Are book and other literature discussions also supposed to go to this forum? Or is this forum solely for users who write stuff themselves and should literature discussions stay in the general forum?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 08:41 AM Reply

At 1/28/10 08:28 AM, Auz wrote: I just got one question about this forum. Sorry if this has already been answered somewhere, but I haven't read anything specific about it:

Are book and other literature discussions also supposed to go to this forum? Or is this forum solely for users who write stuff themselves and should literature discussions stay in the general forum?

This is an artist & creator forum, which means that if you want to discuss works in a light that does not pertain to improving or creating something or learning about creating it should be made elsewhere.

We locked a Book Club thread already. C & C has a book club, and its still appropriate for book clubs to be in General. Yes, there are stupid people who post in general, but you could drive them out if you consistently used large walls of text and big words if you really wanted to and made a concerted effort about it. I don't think a wi/ht invasion is such a bad idea, but I'd be curious if you could keep up a steady flow of well made topics and posts.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 09:06 AM Reply

At 1/28/10 08:41 AM, gumOnShoe wrote:
At 1/28/10 08:28 AM, Auz wrote: I just got one question about this forum. Sorry if this has already been answered somewhere, but I haven't read anything specific about it:

Are book and other literature discussions also supposed to go to this forum? Or is this forum solely for users who write stuff themselves and should literature discussions stay in the general forum?
This is an artist & creator forum, which means that if you want to discuss works in a light that does not pertain to improving or creating something or learning about creating it should be made elsewhere.

We locked a Book Club thread already. C & C has a book club, and its still appropriate for book clubs to be in General. Yes, there are stupid people who post in general, but you could drive them out if you consistently used large walls of text and big words if you really wanted to and made a concerted effort about it. I don't think a wi/ht invasion is such a bad idea, but I'd be curious if you could keep up a steady flow of well made topics and posts.

Alright. Well it was mostly just a curiosity question, I didn't really have any big plans or anything. I just thought that if books were also being discussed in here, I might check around this forum more often. And perhaps it would also be allowed then to discuss the storylines of movies and videogames, but I suppose we should keep those in the general and videogames forum as well then (or in the Cinema Club).

Thanks for the quick answer :)


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 09:34 AM Reply

(I think everyone's doing an into so...)

Hi I'm Hoogiman and I've been writing for a long time (as has everyone in some form or another).

I just wrote a poem that I thought I'd share.

I did the IB so (hopefully) I have some kind of appreciation of prose/poetry at the end of it. That was actually my first attempt at writing some kind of stand-alone work after the course so hopefully my writing has improved.

I also have a FanFiction.net account which is for my completely unintelligent, ignoring-literary-convention scrawlings. I also spent way too much time there.

I also animate, and I write scripts so creative writing skills really do help there, or I'd like to think so anyway.

(I'll also post the question I did before): Has anyone else here done some kinda extended literary analysis? Like are you doing an English major, taking lit subjects, doing creative writing??!

I'd like to apologise if none of the above made any sense, it's 1:34 AM here.

I'm an animator, a (dodgy back alley) VA and also a writer.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 09:50 AM Reply

At 1/28/10 09:34 AM, Hoogiman wrote: (I'll also post the question I did before): Has anyone else here done some kinda extended literary analysis? Like are you doing an English major, taking lit subjects, doing creative writing??!

I minored specifically in creative writing. The only thing that would separate me from from a major is that I never created a portfolio as a final project and I took a couple fewer classes focused in English literature. Probably a mater of 12 to 16 credit hours, no more.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 10:21 AM Reply

At 1/28/10 03:09 AM, Dobio wrote:
At 1/28/10 03:03 AM, HahaISuckMoreThanYou wrote: Btw: Not sure whether this is allowed or not, but are we allowed to post how-to's in the lit form or is that more appropriate for general? Not likely to write one since I'm not a good teacher-type, but might be something I could try :P.
Are you talking like, "HOW TO USE A SEMI-COLON!" type threads, because if you are, I'm going to kill you.

No no, I mean threads like "How to lock-pick" or "SQL Injection, the basics" or "How to bribe admins with gay porn."

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 11:37 AM Reply

At 1/28/10 09:06 AM, Auz wrote: And perhaps it would also be allowed then to discuss the storylines of movies and videogames, but I suppose we should keep those in the general and videogames forum as well then

I've mentioned it already, but I plan on creating a topic that would use part of this to provide some personal recommendations, hints/tips, as well as a chance for people to tell me, 'Oh, you've not read/seen/played this? Check it out, etc.'. What with the current confusion around book club type threads, I might message whatever I come up to a mod first and seeing what they think, but again like I've said, using other material to improve your own is somewhat integral here, I think.

Not that that would be particularly useful for more casual book/film/game lovers though.

At 1/28/10 08:41 AM, gumOnShoe wrote: Yes, there are stupid people who post in general, but you could drive them out if you consistently used large walls of text and big words if you really wanted to and made a concerted effort about it.

'gum, I should have you arrested.'

'Why?'

'For stealing my shtick!'

I love what this forum has done for my ego, and I haven't even posted anything creative yet.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 11:40 AM Reply

This is great. I'm Silver-Glint (Janine). I am forever writing stories, only problem is I never end up finishing them. At the moment I am writing a story, but have only done the first chapter. Since I was about 11 I have written stories. I have a highly active imagination. I love writing, it takes my mind off things, it makes me feel peaceful and proud. I enjoy it a lot :)


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 11:55 AM Reply

At 1/28/10 09:50 AM, gumOnShoe wrote:
At 1/28/10 09:34 AM, Hoogiman wrote: (I'll also post the question I did before): Has anyone else here done some kinda extended literary analysis? Like are you doing an English major, taking lit subjects, doing creative writing??!
I minored specifically in creative writing. The only thing that would separate me from from a major is that I never created a portfolio as a final project and I took a couple fewer classes focused in English literature. Probably a mater of 12 to 16 credit hours, no more.

I got screwed over by my undergrad university in that they wouldn't accept a majority of my transfer credit simply because they didn't want to bother finding their equivalence... if they had accepted them I could have gotten a double major in anthro and english.

I took a ridiculous amount of english classes and it annoys me I got no credit for them. Saying that, though, they were spectacular classes with first rate teachers and I don't regret taking them at all.

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Hey SexyLegs, you got a link to yourfic so I can read it?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 02:02 PM Reply

I'm so glad this forum has finally arrived on NG. At the moment i don't have a great deal of time to spend on the forums but i will try and fit in some time to mooch around this one. I tend to write more for myself than anyone else as a form of relaxation. I may post a few originals on here when i get a wave of inspiration. Looking forward to getting to know the writers of NG.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 02:28 PM Reply

At 1/28/10 02:02 PM, Pink-Ninja wrote: I may post a few originals on here when i get a wave of inspiration.

I may do the same as well, only time will tell.

Looking forward to getting to know the writers of NG.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge Jan. 28th, 2010 @ 03:31 PM Reply

At 1/28/10 11:40 AM, Silver-Glint wrote: I am forever writing stories, only problem is I never end up finishing them.

Haha, I have exactly the same problem. I have so many stories (and songs and flashes and paintings and...) that I haven't finished. The closest I got was my story "Faith" which got to around 30,000 words or so.

Anyhoo, I've been writing for ages now. The first story I ever wrote that wasn't for school (that I can remember) was a pokemon fanfiction when I was in elementary school (I'd like to say second or third grade, maybe). I was inspired by my sister older sister who was, at the time, writing a similar story in said genre. I wish I could go back and read it, but I can't read my handwriting.

Now I write mostly experimental short stories, social commentary and action/survival stories.


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At 1/28/10 03:31 PM, InsertFunnyUserName wrote:
Anyhoo, I've been writing for ages now. The first story I ever wrote that wasn't for school (that I can remember) was a pokemon fanfiction when I was in elementary school (I'd like to say second or third grade, maybe). I was inspired by my sister older sister who was, at the time, writing a similar story in said genre. I wish I could go back and read it, but I can't read my handwriting.

Funny, my first fanfiction or any kind of story I did was in fourth grade when I watched lots of Digimon and those kind of things, and I had a small imagination then, it's gotten so muc hlarger since then though.