On the previous writers' community I was on someone had started a "bar" thread which was well accepted by majority of the community. Some of my good pals from that site have apparently roamed over here, and we would like to open a bar thread here.
The premise is this: The bar thread is merely a nice, laid-back thread for random discussion of anything from the aerodynamics of flying monkeys, or telling funny jokes, or relating an entertaining true story of your favorite childhood memory. Essentially, whatever you would expect to go on in a real-world bar for oddball writers.
The awesomeness of this concept comes in the form of people networking, making new friends, finding new critique buddies, or just kicking back at the end of the day for a little bit of silliness. And it also helps you test your creativity at how random and/or absurd you can let your imagination run.
So, if this is something that would be welcomed here at Litreactor then may the doors open! Release the flying monkeys!
Hello there, handsome *leans over bar closer to Max*
Jack and diet.
*ducks as something dive bombs*
WTF! Flying monekys!
*runs to the closet for cover. Opens door and gets run over by four pygmies. Climbs to feet cursing like a drunken sailor then wandors over to the wall where the rules to the naked bull-riding contest are posted.*
Oh, are you afraid to Battle for the Last post?
Cruzan, Coke and Lime. Cuba Libre.
You all keep mentioning this place you came from...what was it?
We're a band of traveling circus gnomes.
Actually, we're all friends from another site where we left 'cause we weren't getting good enough feedback from it. So we all went hunting for new places and most of us agreed Litreactor seemed the best fit.
Yes, I gathered that - I was wondering what this "other site" that you fled was.
Jack. On the rocks, please.
Is this place safe?
Jameson, please. Neat.
Okay... Been cruising the web, like a drunk, un-motivated writer should and came across a classic 80's icon... Here's a few of mine:
Then, my favorite:
I grew up in the 80's when Tony Hawk wasn't shit and Tony Alva was the fucking man. When Mike McGill invented the McTwist. When skaing in swimming pools was still cool... Remember Sk8 TV on Nickelodeon?
All you skaters out there...Show me your first 'real' deck... This was mine:
I can't remember if it had the white or yellow bottom... But, nonetheless, it was Peralta and it was Vision... And fucking shaped odd as hell...
Okay... For you that can remember... A plast from the past... And don't forget, Matthew Lillard hosted this shit.
Here ya go:
Garbage Pail Kids lol Oh man that brings back memories.
I'm trying to finish my first critique. Been working on it for an hour or so and need to take a break. Good story though.
I had a few decks prior, hand-me-downs and used boards acquired from various sources. This was the first one I ever purchased new. I loved it. I even painted the graphics on my bedroom wall. I just recently found copies of Shackle Me Not and Hocus Pocus. They still kick ass. H-Street was my favorite company.
I loved my KMart Power Rangers skateboard back in the day, but I wasn't ever any good. My little brother had some nice decks and wheels and bearings and all that soapbox derby crap.
But, he also has a center of balance.
Skateboarding is an underrated form of transportation, in my opinion of course.
Give me jack, and give me it straight. Alternatively, give me a singapore sling. Either fuckin way, get outta my face. :growls:
What a dump.
Don't come here pooping on the party, Mr. Welsh.
I just finished my first review after 2 1/2 hours.... I need a friggin pint of beer and something pickled in a jar.
Pig's feet no doubt
*drops chicken bones on the sawdust laden floor*
I miss that Cali dro. I wasn't there long, but I still miss that Cali Kush.
But this is still a really nifty waterpipe, and the NC heads aren't bad by any means.
But I miss that Cali Kush.
Ahh...the things that inspire you to write fiction. Just yesterday I was using a "snake" to clean a sink drain and found a clump of my girlfriend's hair was the reason the sink refused to drain---this was in the bathroom, by the way, not the kitchen sink or anything. I wonder how the woman ain't bald, though.
And then I got to thinking: Hmm...what sort of neat little treasures could you find by cleaning the sink drains in an old house? Say a pendant that belonged to a woman who died back in 1922, and you become so obsessed with the pendant that the woman's ghost starts to rape you in your dreams....it's a beautiful setup! A golden hayfield somewhere in the deep south, a setting sun, a classic looking haybarn in the backdrop....and this beautiful woman floating across the ground in a flimsy gown comes and seduces you right there in the pasture among the cows and pigs....
Then you wake up in a cemetery surrounded by empty beer cans staring at your great-great grandmother's tombstone...
Yes, this really is the road trips my mind takes during the most normal task like cleaning a sink drain....
And in good timing too since there's a Weird South anthology accepting subs until March 1st!
Is a phantasmagoric incest love story too weird?
Nothing is too weird or off limits.
Barkeep, a power pack please (PBR & a Makers on the rocks).
Anyway, my parents got me this bush league board. I took the plastic off and sawed off the nose to make it flat so I could showcase all my sweet tricks.
I wasn't much of a skater though. I was HUGE into freestyle bikes. I had this 1987 GT Pro Performer when I was 11. I miss this bike. I still have dreams where I have it again. I have an adult mountain bike nowadays. I look at it with disdain. "You're not the one."
Just a Yuengling for me.
Anyone have this sneaking suspicion that we are being watched by an all powerful being?
Yeah, me neither.
Yuengling is a great beer.
How bout them Giants? Fuck Tom Brady.
- YEAH!!! Fuck belichek!
OMG, Belichek's expressions through the game were priceless, I want to make a youtube montage of his despair.
@NK: Haha! You should! I'm not the biggest Giant's fan, but man, I cannot stand NE!
We need to make an anti-New England thread. Come up with different ways to say that they suck giant blue whale cock. NE is my most hated team in the NFL. #1 is the Lakers, Yankees, then NE.
Awesome Pandamask. Just awesome. They probably want them to strain the shit from the water.
I too was more moved by my hatred for NE than any real affection for the giants. I guess I'm glad that Eli had a big grin on his face when he rode his tricycle home from that one, and the Giants are an alright team, I mean, if you need someone to beat the Patriots they seem like reliable guys. But I'm a Panthers fan.
And a Cubs fan.
And a Hurricanes fan, because I need at least one winning team.
Fuck the NBA.
Diaz, you're cool, but man... I'm from Pittsburgh... I have a hatred for the Ravens that runs deep in my blood. You understand... LOL! But hey, we both hate NE, so we can go from there.
Is that kid doing the Dougie?
I live in Baltimore, but I'm a Tampa fan. Yes, I know how awesome they are. My step father is from Pittsburgh. We've had a number of heated moments about the Steelers and the Ravens. Just learn to let it go. No, no, just let it go.
No, no, just let it go.
- I can't man! I can't do it!
There's some real tension building between you two. I'll bet alien can offer some suggestions how you can work out this conflict.
I'm sure he can. He does have some amazing conflict resolution techniques. Maybe not ones I'm willing to try, but amazing all the same.
Maybe not - but I have a feeling you'd be willing to try them.
Attacking my sexuality. I never thought in a million years you would stoop so low. It's nice to see you down here with the rest of us.
Knew I could count on you, Danny.
Oh jfdiaz, give me one night drunk with you and close your eyes and I'll make you see God LOL
Shamemates! That's fucking priceless!
You think that's good.........
subtitle: It's not you, it's me.