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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2014-01-03 18:14:45


At 1/3/14 10:31 AM, Coop wrote:
At 1/3/14 09:26 AM, Fro wrote: When you say essay writing do you mean specifically the style of writing that I did my entire life in high school and college? After my last essay which included over 100 pages of writing.... I don't think I'll ever write an essay ever again.. ever, ever again. :P
And yet you're talking about writing a book - let's face it, a dissertation, which is just a large essay, with horrendously long appendices can be called a glorified essay - my cousin's is on his mother's coffee table, because she obviously needs people in her house to learn about Particle Physics :P

I suppose so, but I guess when I think of writing an essay in school I think of writing something about a topic in which I had no choice in. Doing endless hours of research about a topic I really don't care anything about and pretending like I do just to have someone read it who could give two shits about the subject themselves. They pretend to care just enough to grade you on it then assign you the next one.

I guess it isn't so bad if you get to choose what you're writing about and the people who are reading it are generally interested.


I need to make my own stories into some sort of anthology at some stage, but then again this year, I need to get my writing shit sorted - more time for creativity, more concise work on the actual tales and finally a picture emerging toward the end of another chapter or two of the "big one" that is currently in the pipeline.

To get myself on the right track I'm going to try and compete and/or judge every contest this year. I also made it a rule to write one page a day in my notebook. I have several stories going and would really never run out of things to write about. When you add in the movie reviews im trying to catch up on I could up my quota to 2 or 3 pages without running out of content.

Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2014-01-03 18:48:27


At 1/1/14 01:14 PM, EKublai wrote: Man, I haven't been around awhile. Glad to see the precious heart of the forum is still beating. I like to use my free time on winter break (which, being out of school, shouldn't really exist) to read the forum more closely. I myself am currently applying to Northwestern's MFA for screenwriting. Insanely nervous. Would anyone be willing to read the sample, 10-page screening I'm planning on sending them in the application? I need feedback before the 12th.

Would you want a review, critique or what? I do have a bit of interest in helping you, but I've only done only a little bit of writing experience in screen/play writing.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2014-01-28 15:23:54


Just wanted to poke my head around the door and see if a) we can get more conversation here and b) people are aware that we don't generally accept lots of threads by any one user, one each dedicated to a single piece of poetry.

Basically, if you can make your own anthology or showcase thread, that should suffice for general purposes. Some projects warrant a thread of their own, but as longer winded writing projects (usually fictional prose, but not limited to that) can last a lot longer, chapters taking up numerous posts at a time, these become more suited to a single thread for that piece. In an anthology thread, you can post your work in a single post (two, three or even four, if you're writing prose)

Thanks for listening, I want to keep the place happy and above all, tidy.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2014-01-28 15:39:29


Was wondering if I should post in this thread. It felt like a good way to get some casual conversation in and increase the liveliness of the forum but then again it was also a bump.

I have a question: Would you read a script? Just a script, not a movie or show or play or anything. Just a script.

I got shot down for Evil-Dog's endeavour soon despite trying to jump aboard just a few hours after the public announcement because I wrote scripts, with the reason that people don't like to read scripts. It's a serious but probably unintentional ego blow considering that's my preferred writing style.

I've been branching out into poetry and even trying to get together a text-based or point-and-click game to gain some exposure as an alternative to scripts. If that doesn't work I don't know what else to try and get my work recognized, apart from canvassing eight hours a day for people to read my work. I figured that people would read my signature but when I PMed a guy about one of his he remarked "Wow, you actually read that?".

Maybe I'm getting a little off-topic. Would you read a script?


Check out my profile for links to my writing. Also willing to review writing works on request.

Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2014-01-28 17:12:19


At 1/28/14 03:39 PM, Kylpault wrote: Maybe I'm getting a little off-topic. Would you read a script?

Well, I've written scripts before, I've also bought script books for Blackadder and Father Ted (sad, I know), which contain stage directions and so forth, so Yes, I would read one.

I know that you're being ambiguous about what the script could be used for, so I'll assume that it was practice. Sure, I'd read it, just throw it out there and let people see.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2014-01-28 17:22:58


At 1/28/14 05:12 PM, Coop wrote:
At 1/28/14 03:39 PM, Kylpault wrote: Maybe I'm getting a little off-topic. Would you read a script?
Well, I've written scripts before, I've also bought script books for Blackadder and Father Ted (sad, I know), which contain stage directions and so forth, so Yes, I would read one.

I know that you're being ambiguous about what the script could be used for, so I'll assume that it was practice. Sure, I'd read it, just throw it out there and let people see.

Don't know if you are asking for a link to my script. I wasn't really talking about one in particular, though I'm sure not going to pass up an offer.

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/3e3c9b01c80367bc44006d3a1b35fc52

I was wondering, there was a link to an old thread a page or two before this one about a writing review request club. The regular review request club didn't work out for me so could I possibly just bump that thread? It seemed like a nice idea but stopped all the sudden and seemed to get derailed a bit. Perhaps go around two would be better.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2015-02-03 02:24:15


Hey. I disappeared but now I'm back. If any of my friends are still around, shoot me a message! To anyone else: what's up! I just wanted to revive this thread in hopes of bringing a little life to the Writing Forum. I'll try to check in every once in a while (daily for now, depending on activity). I've helped and contributed a lot here, and I hope to do more. I have wisdom to offer beginners and competent knowledge to help advanced writers. I really hope I stick around, man.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2015-02-03 19:31:54


At 2/3/15 02:24 AM, DeftAndEvil wrote: Hey. I disappeared but now I'm back. If any of my friends are still around, shoot me a message! To anyone else: what's up! I just wanted to revive this thread in hopes of bringing a little life to the Writing Forum. I'll try to check in every once in a while (daily for now, depending on activity). I've helped and contributed a lot here, and I hope to do more. I have wisdom to offer beginners and competent knowledge to help advanced writers. I really hope I stick around, man.

Awesome, man! How'd you get into writing? I remember we had "writer's workshops" at my elementary school, and I just continued to write after that. :) I took a class in high school on creative writing, and I hope to continue to study it in college next year.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2015-02-04 03:54:29


At 2/3/15 07:31 PM, TaintedLogic wrote:
At 2/3/15 02:24 AM, DeftAndEvil wrote:
Awesome, man! How'd you get into writing?

Yeah, dude, same here. I got into in school. I always enjoyed writing essays and deconstructing and analyzing and thinking about stuff. I had to write a ton of stuff in high school (IB) and I hated all the work, but appreciated all the stuff I learned. That's why I like reviewing stories rather than writing them. However, I do write as a form of expression and a contribution to Art, and also because it helps me understand writing better. Reading, 'riting, reviewing. The three perfect R's. Literature ftw!


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2015-02-04 16:38:20


Also, I'm thinking about bring back the writing contests. I saw that there have been people on this forum that want to contribute but gave up due to the lack of traffic. I think if these types can band together and stick around (forming a group of "regulars" of about 5-7 people) who frequently participate on the forum and its activities, the forum can go from being lifeless to kind-of-alive. Hey--it's something. Monthly writings contests (MWCs) were pretty popular like 1-3 years ago.

Anyway, the writing contest would go like this: every month, a prompt is given (could be a motif, theme, or format) and people have a month of write, edit, and submit. At the end of the month, I (and maybe some other judges if we have enough people) read and rank each story (on a four-star scale).

For now, while the revival is starting, the prize is going have to be satisfaction and pride. However, down the line, a nice $10 gift will go to the winner. Although, for extra encouragement I think an extra half star will be awarded for next contests (a half star have separated winners before).

I think that for this month. A 2 week contest will suffice since it seems like it will be a small affair. Since it's February, romance seems like a likely thematic idea....

Anyway, I'm gonna go ahead and start up this idea. If you want to participate please say so, so I can keep a tally of how many people will join. If there are like 7-10 people committed, I'll start it that day, but until then I'm think of starting MWC 0 on the 15th.

Mark your calendars!


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2015-02-06 22:40:00 (edited 2015-02-06 22:40:10)


At 2/4/15 04:38 PM, DeftAndEvil wrote: Also, I'm thinking about bring back the writing contests.

I want to join, but my unpredictable school schedule might get in the way. :/ Could you put me down as a maybe, please? :)


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2015-02-07 10:42:47


"Renewal for The Machine"- A short story by Babmen

Flie 1

9/26/09

Why are they doing this to me? I thought They loved me, and yet if I stop to take a Break They will End me.
Is This what Happend to N-22.ex? No It can't be,Please tell me it's not.... Please.

9/27/09

Still moving and wondering ... why? How could They do this, why would they do this! So many Qestions but no answers.
N-22.ex, Will I see you soon?

9/-'/01010

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ERROR DATA CORRUPT

10/01/09

The fight was astonishing,an arm was lost,and the humans Sufferd.But is revenge the right thing, one of the many
Qestions I tell my wire filled computer.

10/02/09

I'm very lonely now.I need to rest, but will the humans come for Me?

10/03/09

Is this what humans feel? If so how to they feel when they die, is this it? Should I have let them suffer?
Is this what they call saddness?

10/04/09

I am metal.I am Wires.I am Tv.I am Remote.I am Telephone.I am Table labtop.I am Computer.I am nothing.

10/05/09

Must rest now. But can't.Must... Keep... Moving!

10/06/09

Humans........Fast........Cut........Bullet........Death.

10/08/09

Two day has past. One day ago I rested,no to travel on ward to...... What exacly?

10/09/09

What an I seeking,Is it my Sanity or my Insanity. Is it life or death?

10/10/09

The metal Part of me Wants to give up, But the Dare I say Human part of me Wants revegne and Happiness.

10/11/09

This Could be The Last Data Log I make, But now I Understand. Its my renewal,They call it "The Renewal For The Machine".
I'm I a The,That I will never understand.

End Of Flie 1.

Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2015-02-07 18:04:47 (edited 2015-02-07 18:05:26)


uhhhhhh my name is jonny and i've been writing since i was like.......13? (∪ ◡ ∪)

I'm 21 now and i've written lyrics, scripts, poems, short stories, standup jokes, html code (idk if that counts but I do it LOL), biographies, bibliographies, 1 book (with the help of like 4-5 other friends), pilots, you name it I've probably done it at some point or another. Writing is an escape for me and always has been and I hope i can make a career out of it doing something i can continue over the course of yeeeeeaaaarrs

Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2015-02-09 21:14:48


Sure, I'll join a writing contest. :)


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2015-02-10 13:00:36


I'd judge some writing contests for sure, but probably wouldn't be into writing for them. I've read some amazing originals in all of the old contests I judged here.

Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2015-02-10 21:33:00


At 2/6/15 10:40 PM, TaintedLogic wrote: I want to join, but my unpredictable school schedule might get in the way. :/ Could you put me down as a maybe, please? :)

Well that sucks but 2 weeks is plenty of time for a short short story (micro fiction). As soon as you have an idea, hang on to it! Just throw it on paper and spend the rest of the time editing. I think you can knock out a 3k short story with 1 hour of writing and an hour of editing. Here's a hint for you (plus to whomever is reading): the two main criteria will be 1)romance and 2) a heart motif. Start thinking about your story now.

At 2/9/15 09:14 PM, Red-Halo wrote: Sure, I'll join a writing contest. :)

Sweet. I'm thinking of giving all participants an extra half-point for future contests to encourage participation.

At 2/10/15 01:00 PM, Fro wrote: I'd judge some writing contests for sure, but probably wouldn't be into writing for them. I've read some amazing originals in all of the old contests I judged here.

Also sweet. I'll put you down for it, man. Since there's more than one judge, I'll also offer to give some criticism on the side, although I encourage peer-review.

I have the MWC all but posted. I'm waiting to post it on Saturday morning. It will follow the format of the old contests pretty much (must be posted in the official thread, must abide by word limit, must follow prompt, etc). I'm also reducing word limit to 3.5k and disallowing fan fiction.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2015-02-12 21:26:12


At 2/10/15 09:33 PM, DeftAndEvil wrote:
Also sweet. I'll put you down for it, man. Since there's more than one judge, I'll also offer to give some criticism on the side, although I encourage peer-review.

I have the MWC all but posted. I'm waiting to post it on Saturday morning. It will follow the format of the old contests pretty much (must be posted in the official thread, must abide by word limit, must follow prompt, etc). I'm also reducing word limit to 3.5k and disallowing fan fiction.

Nice, I may have to dig out my computer then. Most of my interneting is done via iPad now, and my daughter broke my iPad keyboard about a year ago. I'll be digging it out of the closet and wiping off the cobwebs. Looking forward to reading everyone's writing!

Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2015-05-21 08:15:45


Here soon my girlfriend and daughter go out of the country for over a month. I'm really interested in doing something different for this month or at least a part of it. I won't get to many chances in my life where my responsibilities aren't to my family. I was kind of thinking of living homeless for the month and writing about it. I would still go to work since being homeless doesn't mean you don't have money or a way of supporting yourself. For some reason I really have an interest in mostly living off the grid and just seeing how freeing it would be. Would anyone be interested in that or should I do something else like fight crime and write about being a vigilante?

last part was a slight joke

Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2017-09-05 13:47:15


@jasobeluexy

You post a lot of... nonsense... what's up? Am I missing something? A lot of your posts just seem like random words put together sometimes.

Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2017-09-05 14:03:40


At 9/5/17 01:47 PM, Fro wrote: @jasobeluexy

You post a lot of... nonsense... what's up? Am I missing something? A lot of your posts just seem like random words put together sometimes.

dose wisdom make since to a fool??


The T-Technology of T-Tdoay Is the T-Technology of -Y-YOU But that Do -Y-Y-ou Even Know Who -Y-Y-ou Are.

Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2017-09-06 16:03:42


At 9/5/17 02:03 PM, jasobeluexy wrote:
At 9/5/17 01:47 PM, Fro wrote: @jasobeluexy

You post a lot of... nonsense... what's up? Am I missing something? A lot of your posts just seem like random words put together sometimes.
dose wisdom make since to a fool??

For example, what is this nonsense?

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1425670

Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2017-09-06 16:55:59


At 9/5/17 01:47 PM, Fro wrote: @jasobeluexy

You post a lot of... nonsense... what's up? Am I missing something? A lot of your posts just seem like random words put together sometimes.

a ficticious awards ceremony designed to promote the people the awards are being givin to with half a joke about the whole thing...........

aka exactly what it says it is...


The T-Technology of T-Tdoay Is the T-Technology of -Y-YOU But that Do -Y-Y-ou Even Know Who -Y-Y-ou Are.

Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2017-09-06 17:11:07


At 9/6/17 04:55 PM, jasobeluexy wrote:
aka exactly what it says it is...

I guess I shall remain a fool who is not wise enough to understand your madness.

Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2017-09-06 21:28:22 (edited 2017-09-06 21:30:55)


At 9/6/17 05:11 PM, Fro wrote:
At 9/6/17 04:55 PM, jasobeluexy wrote:
aka exactly what it says it is...
I guess I shall remain a fool who is not wise enough to understand your madness.

a fools madness is when he sees himself reflected in a wise mans eyes as if it were the mirror of him which is not him with the problem


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2017-09-08 10:09:36


At 9/8/17 09:52 AM, BoxerBraydog wrote: @DeftAndEvil I'd love to join a writing contest

The good news is there is a writing contest going on now, one that I would highly appreciate entry into. I plan on having smaller competitions throughout the months with no prizes, but with this one the top story wins $100! I'm going to see what we can do about a Christmas/Winter one as well, but this contest may depend on how many paid ones we get in the future.

Entry Thread
Comments/Questions Thread
Tom's Newspost

Also, if anyone has any ideas that could help make this forum a little more active let's talk about them in this thread.

Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2017-10-26 15:02:15


At 10/26/17 02:50 PM, BoxerBraydog wrote:
Also, if anyone has any ideas that could help make this forum a little more active let's talk about them in this thread.
Yes, I have a plan to make it more active - Forum Story sequels.

make sure to keep track of the ones that you've made just so we have record of them. Some day I do want to put them together and see what terrible mess has been created.

I think you should try some with a general theme. A zombie theme, Halloween theme, love story, adventure, murder/mystery, etc... Thoughts?