Hi, some of you might know me. I've been looking around here and there since the site started and i've read several articles here. I noticed a couple of friends posting so i decided to join. I'm not sure if i'll do the workshop, i can't really justify spending money to do something i'm not even really doing right now anyway. My name is Stephen and i like long walks on the beach and cuddling and craft beers and i'm prone to fits of rage and i've been known to punch people with little to no provocation. Just kidding about the long walks.
@Conley: where in Texas?
I live around Houston. I visit Dallas a lot. My sister lives up there and a lot of my friends do too.
Have you been to Rahr and Sons out there? You guys have a good Flying Saucer too.
Kick ass. Used to date a girl that lived in Houston.
I've been to the Saucer. My buddies like to talk about Rahr and Sons and pleasure themselves, so I'm sure it's good stuff. I no longer partake, so all my knowledge is vicarious, but I understand there is a shitload of good beer both places.
Well the Saucer has great food too.
Hi, I just made an account yesterday. I haven't figured the site out yet but signing up for the writers workshop seems the next step. Guess that is more of a question. When you submit or post your work and open it up to comments and criticisms do you actually get serious suggestions, critiques and or comments on how to improve your work? Thank you for the welcome, I hope to last longer than this infamous Linton.
Stacy - WELCOME!
As for your question, yes. You will get very serious critiques and suggestions. The workshop is paid and most people take it very seriously (myself included). I have learned so much since joining. I highly recommend it to any and everyone. You need a tough skin, because people will point out your flaws and weaknesses, but it will really help you.
Bit masochistic and critique is what I'm looking for not praise. Sounds great :-)
Awesome! I can't wait to read some of your stuff!
I see a girls night out at Applebee's in your future.
That is where the big LitReactor convention is being held, right?
@Rae: Glad to hear College life is keeping you busy. Can't be everywhere at once, we all know that. Pop in occasionally. Well, I see I missed you this last time.
@Stacy: If you have red hair, we burn those at the stake around these parts. Just kidding. Red heads are too pretty to burn. Plus they are already on fire, so what is the point. Just a waste of matches. That there is an example of what my reviews are generally like. Welcome. S&M? Hmmmm.
Applebees. God that place makes me sick.
Went to Applebee's a couple weeks back. Ordered a club sandwich, because you can't fuck up a club sandwich. I'm pretty sure they boiled the club sandwich. Everything was soggy and gross. I am not as enthusiastic about Applebee's as I was before I had a stable income.
@Stacy: Welcome! If you start an introduction thread for yourself a man named Dave will come along and welcome you officially.
I got food poisoning from there twice.
Panda - you went back after the first time?
I haven't been to a Applebees in years.
When they first started popping up they were good. Then I got food poisoning. I gave it another chance later and got sick again. I don't step anywhere near them now.
@Utah - No, that place does not warrant my proper grammar.
That's a pretty serious hard-on you've got for Applebee's.
I love ribs and they had 5 dollar riblets.
I almost died eating a riblet there once in high school. I was with a group and I was trying to arrange a three way between my date, myself, and the waiter. My date wasn't interested. But he did have riblets. They were disgusting! I don't even know what they are.
Yeah I don't know what they're made of. I don't want to know.
Yeah. It's where you have sex with three people instead of just two. I wasn't able to make it happen that night.
I have a suspicion it isn't a rib.
I couldn't picture you saying that that's why. But then again I don't know you very well at all.
I always wondered what Spam was made of. I heard it was pig shoulders at one point.
Oh, I'm trouble. Make no mistake.
Or I was 17 or 18 and willing to say basically anything. One of those two things.
Now I know. I like how mostly everyone here is open and shares.
Yeah people now think I'm a goodie two shoes and shy.
But for the people who knew me in high school they know that all I did was cause trouble. I almost got kicked out several times and used to run away from home a lot.
Aw! That is sad!
Yeah it got really bad, but I got myself together halfway through Junior year.
Well that is good. Those teen years can be really tough.
Yeah they're rough.
@Brandon, liked Out of Time but that won't stop me from flagging your comment as offensive. :-)
Could someone please point me to the discotheque?
You mean 'Out of Touch'? That's the one I did.
I thought you did "Out of Time" that movie with Johnny Depp.
I'm new. I signed up when Litreactor launched (because I used to lurk over at The Cult), but I didn't really log in much until early this year. I spammed a couple of things in Jan and Feb of the Flash Me! thread, but that's about it. I felt it was about time I said hello :)
I am a sporadic logger-innerer rather than a constantly-hammering-the-forums-guy, just because of my life habits. That tends to mean I lurk rather than take part in discussions, but if something piques my interest I'll generally post a slice of my mind.
I am working on a bunch of writing projects in my 'spare time', and on here you will generally find me chucking stuff on the Flash Me! thread. And I signed up for WAR, so we will see how that goes.
Oh, and I am from Australia, mate. G'day!
I posted in the I'm Alive thread, in case you want to know about my favourite smells and such: http://litreactor.com/discuss/im-alive-march-edition?page=2#comment-48651
I seek closure. I am just going to follow you around now.
Out of Time was the license plate of the DeLorean in Back to the Future. But it was spelled Outta Time.
edit* wrong thread
Welcome closure, start a new intro thread, Dave will give you a special badge.
Drop the "real" and be "The Matt"
*oops Out Of Touch, redhead cover - that's the one. Sorry