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03/29/2007 3:59 PM

Hello people, I've decided that it is time for me to write again. Once upon a time I would frequent a little rp site known as Din. Although it was all about Harry Potter, in its earlier days all things were allowed. Through role playing I found out just how much my writing sucked. Similarly, I found that most others were lacking as well. By recognizing both, and understanding what it is that keeps the story from grasping attention, I was able to try-on several different writing styles and angles that I was oblivious to before. The people there kept me going. The constant display of raw ideas and ideas reshaped from one end of the spectrum to another.. It was a drive. The more I took on, the more I learned.

It has been a while since I've written anything I like, however. In my view, the creative mind is like a vortex. One of fire, water, air or something altogether cosmic... whatever you want. It takes in everything around it, pulling everything into its current. All that can be is in front of you, and all that you can manipulate into the fashion of your pleasing is at hand. You slip in and out of ideas, only slightly shutting out the clutter and clatter of the whirling mass of others, and gain a perspective on where each will take you. After some time, you have a good picture of where you want to go, and how you will find yourself getting there.

It used to be so easy. Then one day, life issues that began with a rush of new inspiration (however twisted) turned itself into another thing altogether. It all became dull and meaningless. A form of writer's block, I guess. So I tried to live with the handicap we all face from time to time. It's an awkward bulk to bypass, leading to many scrapped projects and empty Advil containers. It's all so nerve-wracking. No puzzle I created could fit together. A scummy residue grimed up my eyes to abolish the balance I used to see.

Then I just quit! Took a hiatus and began painting and tinkering on my guitar. Until one day I wrote a poem in a half conscious daze. Something new came out of me.. as though the feelings I've been suppressing took voice to be noticed. Some beast has sewn shut my mouth. Like stitches through an infectious wound, they keep the soul from spreading out.

Suddenly I see a cure. I know I'm quirky, just try to see past that for a second. I feel as though some sort of dam broke in my mind and the current begins to gain speed. The vortex is rebuilding itself.

So I went searching for that old drive. In conclusion: Here I am

EDIT: Bad spacing + fixed computer errors such as '&' into '...'

[Edited by Cid on Thursday, March 29, 2007 4:04 PM]

03/29/2007 7:39 PM


This seems lame in comparison to all of that, but welcome!

03/30/2007 4:12 AM

Thank you, I appreciate it.

03/30/2007 7:35 AM

Yea, I feel... untried, or something, lol.


Go, create!

03/30/2007 10:10 AM

Oh yeah, I forgot to put my shameless plug: Check out 'Everyday exceptions' in the General RolePlaying Forum!

03/30/2007 10:42 AM

I second the plug as Max's shameless devotee ;)

03/30/2007 11:13 AM

Welcome Cid! Is your first name El, by any chance?

03/30/2007 3:05 PM

As in the 'notable military leader and the national hero of Spain'? Or is there no coincidence in the fact that one of my old user names at Din was Jessyne El? Were you ever there?

I did check out 'Everyday exeptions'. The outline is really catching and I'd love to get in on it once I get used to how everything is done around here.

03/30/2007 3:10 PM

I did check out 'Everyday exeptions'.

Yeeess. Another potential recruit..

get used to how everything is done around here.

It's done with style, man, with style ;)

03/30/2007 3:11 PM

Also, I'm guessing it was the former of the El options, lol.

03/30/2007 5:49 PM

Also, I'm guessing it was the former of the El options, lol.

I was guessing so. Just coincidence

04/09/2007 2:58 PM

welcome! If it makes you feel any better, I'm fairly new here too! Let's embark on this new adventure together!

....just kidding. That did sound fairly cliche and silly though didn't it?

04/11/2007 4:33 PM

Wow, Cid, that's quite an intro. You know how to write and be descriptive - definate bonuses here. Welcome aboard, and if you have any questions, just ask. :)

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