• 7 months 22 days ago
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    I'm on a quest....a quest to be funny....
    (The Crowd Boos Loud)

    Ok, so I'm no Adam Sandler. Hell I'm not even close to that. But I really am working toward becoming a reviewer of pop culture. All these movies and games that I have played over the years left a very deep impression upon me. All I want to do is try to share the feelings I had, and why the newer generation should experience these things. However my writing leaves....how can I put this, really sucky.

    I want to be able to express myself better and I'm trying to learn how. That's why I came to this site. Because I thought there were people here like me, who enjoys the nostalgia of yesterday compared to the crap that people try to pass as entertainment today. I wish to learn how to be a better writer and I think this is the place to do it.

    I said in an earlier post I wanted to play it straight since somebody said I wasn't very funny. And that's true. What do you guys look for in a article, that makes you laugh? Anything no matter how harsh I believe is going to help me. Thanks for your time.
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      • 7 months 22 days ago
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      If you really want to be successful, and not another blogger with a keyboard and a dream, you have to develop and "brand" your own style of humor and writing.

      Writing here is definitely a step in the right direction. I've read some articles on here that were very witty. Twinkiethekid was a writer here at one time who had a gift at being funny, check it out:

      http://www.retrojunk.com/article/show/2267/float-like-a-buttefly

      Another great article that was funny is this one, but sadly the author's profile has been lost.

      http://www.retrojunk.com/article/show/221/why-kids-today-are-pansies


      This place is a goldmine of writing if you peruse the archives.
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        • 7 months 21 days ago
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        Being funny isn't for everyone. Nor is it necessary for good writing. But if you really want to take that path, watch and read a lot of comedy and analyze it. What makes it funny? Some things that elicit laughter are pain, the unexpected, lies or exaggeration, and wordplay. How can you use these things (in an original style, as vkimo says)?
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          • 7 months 21 days ago
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          stake n sheak wrote:
          Being funny isn't for everyone. Nor is it necessary for good writing. But if you really want to take that path, watch and read a lot of comedy and analyze it. What makes it funny? Some things that elicit laughter are pain, the unexpected, lies or exaggeration, and wordplay. How can you use these things (in an original style, as vkimo says)?


          Yeah, I'm still trying to find my own style of writing. I first started really seriously thinking about writing articles and reviews by watching nostalgia reviews by The Spoony One.

          This will take you to his website.

          He re-introduced me to a lot of games and movies from my childhood. It helped stir my imagination to want to write again and I haven't felt like that in years.
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            • 7 months 21 days ago
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            DoctorRyanB1 wrote:
            stake n sheak wrote:
            Being funny isn't for everyone. Nor is it necessary for good writing. But if you really want to take that path, watch and read a lot of comedy and analyze it. What makes it funny? Some things that elicit laughter are pain, the unexpected, lies or exaggeration, and wordplay. How can you use these things (in an original style, as vkimo says)?


            Yeah, I'm still trying to find my own style of writing. I first started really seriously thinking about writing articles and reviews by watching nostalgia reviews by The Spoony One.

            This will take you to his website.

            He re-introduced me to a lot of games and movies from my childhood. It helped stir my imagination to want to write again and I haven't felt like that in years.


            I realize everything is subjective and what not, but don't be like Spoony.
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              • 7 months 21 days ago
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              Spoony is one of a kind that's for sure. No, I'm nowhere near as good as he is. He's just been kind of an inspiration for me. Hence my strike out in the introduce yourself thread. :(
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                • 7 months 20 days ago
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                DoctorRyanB1 wrote:
                Hence my strike out in the introduce yourself thread. :(


                When I first saw that, I had no idea you were trying to be funny. I just reread it, and I still can't see anything that's supposed to be funny. Slightly goofy, perhaps. A little odd in a cheerful way.

                I think Derk says Spoony is not a good person to emulate.
                I never heard of him, but I took a little look at his website there. I can't watch videos right now. But it does look like he tries way too hard with too little to go on. I mean, "In which I explain how to properly take a dump on someone’s carpet" Really??
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                  • 7 months 20 days ago
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                  Yeah I reread it too and I just think I gave the wrong impression but then again my wife says I'm ummm different. :lol: But that's kind why I'm kind of here is just to share some memories and maybe improve my writing and reviewing skills.

                  Spoony is a very good reviewer if you take the time to watch his videos. That tag line is not the best in the world I'll admit. Most of his later stuff hasn't been that great but his earlier stuff is hilarious. Sucks you can't watch videos right now Stake. I couldn't live without my Youtube damn it. :lol:
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                    • 7 months 20 days ago
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                    Spoony definitely tries way too hard and falls flat more than not.

                    It has already been stated, but you don't HAVE to settle one being funny. As far as Internet reviewers go, James Rolfe and Brad Jones do some great informative reviews out of character that aren't funny and still enjoyable.
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                      • 6 months 10 days ago
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                      Sometimes being funny is not really trying at all . The best comedy is/are the one/s that is the most spontaneous! Someone once said "It's not really funny if you laugh at your own jokes" yet that can be true. Long story short, just be yourself and maybe somebody will get a chuckle out of the littlest things that the Writer wasn't really that funny at all. Like i said Spontaneous.
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