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Old 05-03-2017, 01:35 PM
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But now that you mention it, I am developing a character who is very thin-skinned, extremely argumentative -- and he puts his own bizarre spin on everything people say to him.

Maybe I can find some inspiration in the IT after all...

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I know Myers... We ALL know...but please don't upset BP again with your insensitive comments. .

Every time he gets upset, he goes and buys another cat . Its driving his wife crazy. There's so much cat litter around their house, it's like trying to vacuum a gravel driveway.

He's an emotional man - especially when his chakras are spinning out of alignment and Uranus moves into his birth sign.

But...y'know...he's a talented writer, so free pass. He's a lovable chimp - and all chimps fling their own shit through the bars of their cage now and again.

Just keep your mouth closed and your sandwiches wrapped in cellophane.
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But now that you mention it, I am developing a character who is very thin-skinned, extremely argumentative -- and he puts his own bizarre spin on everything people say to him.

Maybe I can find some inspiration in the IT after all...


I think you might have a hard time finding one of those characters around here now. I keep hoping Gaines or Moonpunter or you will say something stupid I can work on, but so far everyone is playing nice. It's like goddamed harmony central around here!!
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I think you might have a hard time finding one of those characters around here now. I keep hoping Gaines or Moonpunter or you will say something stupid I can work on, but so far everyone is playing nice. It's like goddamed harmony central around here!!
At least some people here still post. Go over to writers.net, another CrowdGather-owned site, and no one's posted for almost a month. That's what happens when you drive off the most energetic posters and new people aren't coming in. The death sprial pretty much started the same way with technical issues and closing off the "everything goes" forum that drove a lot of the established users away. I was pretty much the last "drunk uncle" they ran from the site and now no one hardly posts at all. Discord can make a pretty good catalyst.
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Originally Posted by moonpunter View Post
At least some people here still post. Go over to writers.net, another CrowdGather-owned site, and no one's posted for almost a month. That's what happens when you drive off the most energetic posters and new people aren't coming in. The death sprial pretty much started the same way with technical issues and closing off the "everything goes" forum that drove a lot of the established users away. I was pretty much the last "drunk uncle" they ran from the site and now no one hardly posts at all. Discord can make a pretty good catalyst.


I registered at writers.net and made a couple posts when this place was shut down. Wow! What a fucking ghost town!

Reading through some of the old posts, there were some really good critics there at one time. Oh well.
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Absolute Write seems fairly busy -- although not as busy as it used to be. Same with writingforums.com.

In the case of the latter, the owner is very involved. I think that's what makes the difference.

I think brianpatrick is right though, traffic is way down on all the specialty forums -- and facebook is probably the reason why.
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But now that you mention it, I am developing a character who is very thin-skinned, extremely argumentative -- and he puts his own bizarre spin on everything people say to him.

Maybe I can find some inspiration in the IT after all...
You're writing a book about a "fictional" tRUMP character?
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
Yeah... those fake 'intellectuals' can be a pain in the ass.

I got a degree in intellectualism at the university of James Joyce, Robert Heinlein, and Douglas Adams. So, unlike these posers, man, I'm legit.
do you ever have rotor cuff issues from patting yourself on the back?
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do you ever have rotor cuff issues from patting yourself on the back?


No, I have rotator cuff problems from plumbing for 28 years though. They want me to get surgery but I'm putting it off as long as possible.
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