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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. April 13, 2012 - 2:33pm

I know there are some of you out there hiding in the shadows thinking, who are these people and why are they so clever? They must all know each other, I am afraid to post for fear of rejection, I write Taylor Swift fan fiction. Fear not lurkers, we welcome you even if you read Twilight and thought, "This chick is good." We will still respect you even if you listen to Lady Gaga. So please say hello, I see so many people in the articles commenting and wonder if they read the threads, who are these people? Who are these 4000 facebook followers???

All I Ask is post once, even if you never post again.

Tell us who you are, what type of writing you like and what kind you do. 100 words or less.

Do not be afraid, we are your friends.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human April 13, 2012 - 2:42pm

Good thread.

Yes, welcome lurkers, don't be afraid.

Post away, and you can add me as a friend. Feel free.


 

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like April 13, 2012 - 6:24pm

I wondered about this too -- that LitRecapper 6 month anniversary article said they have 6600 members.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like April 13, 2012 - 6:27pm

Taylor Swift is cute.  One time Taylor Swift gave me her phone number on a Cheescake Factory receipt but I used it to throw away some Trident Layers. 

She didn't know I was a werewolf.

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. April 13, 2012 - 7:36pm

Hello lurkers. Even if you don't say hi back. We love you.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. April 13, 2012 - 7:52pm

I'm starting to think these people don't even read the threads.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 13, 2012 - 7:56pm

Probably not.

If they did - they wouldn't be lurkers.

We are not that cool, or scary.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break April 13, 2012 - 8:07pm

Some people just don't care for forum culture.  It's nothing personal.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch April 13, 2012 - 10:40pm

Hi, I'm Liana. I lurk.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. April 14, 2012 - 12:12am

I think avery creeps people out lol

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 14, 2012 - 3:39am

^

I could see her being intimidating to some of the kiddies out there. 

Also

I write Taylor Swift fan fiction."

Bwhahahaha

 

My name is Matt, I write poor literary/Southern Gothic/thriller stuff....feel free to send me random 3am text messages, or drunk dial, or email after email, or even facebook...everyone else does. haha

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin April 14, 2012 - 6:55am

Litreactor: The most awkwardly self concious forum on the whole of the internets.

Isn't this the second thread like this?

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 14, 2012 - 7:19am

This forum screams, "Don't look at me.  Love me.  Don't touch me.  I'm hideous.  Do you love me?  I love you.  Do I look fat in these jeans?"  

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Meredith_103 April 14, 2012 - 9:05am

I don't know if I could be considered a lurker...maybe, I guess. LitReactor is my home page and every now and then I wander into a discussion because the title intrigues me on the news feed. I rarely post though because I've been writing less than a year and probably have little to no value to add to the community. But I have learned a ton from you guys on the stories I've posted to the workshop. So thanks for that.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 14, 2012 - 9:27am

Yup...

Litreactor: The most awkwardly self concious forum on the whole of the internets.

have little to no value to add to the community

You don't have to be a great writer to add to a community.  You just have to be yourself or somebody else, or  opinionated or a yes-man, or clever or smart, or talky or kinda quiet. Or you could flash some boobs and/or show some nuts

Really, you just have to read and write and it doesn't matter how long you've done either.  If you're chatty, then the forum is the place to chat.

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Meredith_103 April 14, 2012 - 9:30am

Cool. I've never been great at joining groups already in progress...not clever or smart, but I can probably pass for opinionated. I do love to read and hope to one day improve on writing too. 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig April 14, 2012 - 9:34am

This forum screams, "Don't look at me.  Love me.  Don't touch me.  I'm hideous.  Do you love me?  I love you.  Do I look fat in these jeans?"

LitReactor in a nutshell.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch April 14, 2012 - 10:13am

Meredith,a group already in progress is the nature of any place like this. If you formed a group with your personal friends, that would have more exclusivity. Here, any new voice blends right in, without any frowns from anyone. Most of us haven't met in person anyway.

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Meredith_103 April 14, 2012 - 10:17am

Thanks Liana. I always feel like I'm kind of intruding, but it's good to know that the group is open to newbies. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 14, 2012 - 10:51am

This forum screams, "Don't look at me.  Love me.  Don't touch me.  I'm hideous.  Do you love me?  I love you.  Do I look fat in these jeans?"
 

Sounds about right. 

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. April 14, 2012 - 12:08pm

"..feel free to send me random 3am text messages, or drunk dial, or email after email, or even facebook...everyone else does. haha"

Guilty as charged haha.

EDIT

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 14, 2012 - 12:10pm

Among others LOL

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig April 14, 2012 - 12:26pm

But really, does my ass look fat in this post?

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human April 14, 2012 - 12:35pm

That's the last time I text you at 3am.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human April 14, 2012 - 12:38pm

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 14, 2012 - 12:52pm

Hahahaha @ Panda. It's cool, you guys know I don't mind. 

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. April 14, 2012 - 12:56pm

I only have Litreactor people and ex girlfriends in my phone book. Thats okay...thats okay. :'(

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 14, 2012 - 2:18pm

"I think avery creeps people out lol"

I do.  I'm certain of it.  I have that effect.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human April 14, 2012 - 2:20pm

::cringes::

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War April 14, 2012 - 2:49pm

You have only lured one person into your trap, I'm guessing she is bound and gagged somewhere.

 

 
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SomeoneSomethingJr from the oh so heavenly town of Oslo is reading The Right Madness by James Crumley April 14, 2012 - 5:41pm

I'm only lurking 'cause I'm to damn lazy to engage.
I'll scroll through a thread, read and laugh at your witty comments, and then I'll go on youporn before taking care of the dishes.

I'll be better, I swear.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 14, 2012 - 10:30pm

Try Tube Trooper. (NSFW)

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. April 15, 2012 - 1:01am

Howie, that website explains so much about you.

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Felicity Jay from Norfolk, UK is reading The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis April 15, 2012 - 3:10am

I was lurking because ... because of work. -_-;; other than that, I have no idea. Hi. 

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly April 15, 2012 - 3:18am

'allo!

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 15, 2012 - 3:58am

What up yo. C.R.E.A.M.