Thread: New member's "hello"

    • 10 years 1 month ago
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    Hi,

    I recently moved to Oregon from Montana. Although I work part-time as a beekeeper in Colton, I'm mostly retired, living in Albany, and writing a mystery novel.

    Any other mystery writers out there? If so, would you like to trade chapter critiques?

    In the meantime, I'm planning to submit articles on my interests: Firearms in Fiction; Speechreading--Sure Frustration for Everyone; and Semi-painless Beekeeping.

    Hope to "hear" from another writer or two.

    Chase
      • 10 years 1 month ago
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      Welcome. There aren't many "professional" writers around here, so I'm interested in seeing what you come up with.

      I'm especially curious how you plan to write articles about speechreading and beekeeping that fall within the "retro" theme of this site.
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        • 10 years 1 month ago
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        Quote by Ninjak
        There aren't many "professional" writers around here,

        so what they're all home edition, media center edition, and/or tablet pc edition ones ?
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          Quote by adventure_of_link
          Quote by Ninjak
          There aren't many "professional" writers around here,

          so what they're all home edition, media center edition, and/or tablet pc edition ones ?


          I meant "professional" in the sense that they are paid for their writing.(i.e. newspaper columnists, novelists, comic book writers, technical writers, etc.)
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            • 10 years 1 month ago
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            I know that

            I was just making puns
              • 10 years 1 month ago
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              Quote by Chase
              Hi,

              I recently moved to Oregon from Montana. Although I work part-time as a beekeeper in Colton, I'm mostly retired, living in Albany, and writing a mystery novel.

              Any other mystery writers out there? If so, would you like to trade chapter critiques?

              In the meantime, I'm planning to submit articles on my interests: Firearms in Fiction; Speechreading--Sure Frustration for Everyone; and Semi-painless Beekeeping.

              Hope to "hear" from another writer or two.

              Chase


              A beekeeper? I can honestly say I've never meant someone with that profession. Cool.
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                Professional? Said I was writing a novel, not having it bought and published.

                "I'm especially curious how you plan to write articles about speechreading and beekeeping that fall within the "retro" theme of this site."

                You're right. There's not much nostalgia in old sign language (ASL), compared to modern speechreading (what used to be called "lipreading" but is so much more). Except when too far away to see nuances of expression. . . . Except at twilight--or signing into a significant other's hand after dark. . . . Except when you want to say something not for little ears. . . .

                But I do miss tending bees the old way with gentle, calming smoke rather than harsh chemicals to drive them from their honeycombs. I miss watching the hive raise its own queen, instead of having UPS deliver one from Texas. I think the colonies liked the smaller hives carried by hand to one alfalfa field for the summer rather than being jostled around on pallets by forklift from crop to crop every few weeks. Boyhood beekeeping was a commune with happy ecology, not commerce with hard econimics.

                No other wannabe mystery writers? Bummer.

                Chase
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                  Okay, but you have to realize that, no matter how well written your articles are, if they do not relate to the retro theme of the site, they *will not* be approved for display on the front page.
                    • 10 years 1 month ago
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                    While beekeeping and speechreading are out, I still think that "Firearms In Fiction" could be a viable article on this site.

                    I'm neither a mystery writer nor a literary critic, but I love novels and I'd be more than willing to read your material. I'm not sure how valuable my amateur opinion would be, but I figured I'd make the offer.
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                      Quote by Ninjak
                      I'm neither a mystery writer nor a literary critic, but I love novels and I'd be more than willing to read your material. I'm not sure how valuable my amateur opinion would be, but I figured I'd make the offer.


                      Popular response is often far more useful to a writer than critical response. And that's coming from someone within the academic tradition of literary criticism.
                        • 10 years 1 month ago
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                        Quote by Daniel85
                        Quote by Ninjak
                        I'm neither a mystery writer nor a literary critic, but I love novels and I'd be more than willing to read your material. I'm not sure how valuable my amateur opinion would be, but I figured I'd make the offer.


                        Popular response is often far more useful to a writer than critical response. And that's coming from someone within the academic tradition of literary criticism.


                        Ah, Literary criticisim- The proud major of jobless Phd's everywhere. :oops:
                          • 10 years 1 month ago
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                          Hey guys

                          I stumbled upon this site a few days ago and instantly fell in love with the articles and the atmosphere. I love all things old school. Though I wasn't too old in the 80s, born in 1983, I loved every bit of it and I have quite a lot of vivid memories about it.

                          The toys, the video games and the music is what ruled my world back then and still does to a large extent. I am emersed in the cool things of that decade every day.

                          I love heavy metal music, he-man, ninja turtles... both sega and nintendo ...

                          Favorite games : Streets of Rage 1 2 and 3, Final Fight, Chrono Trigger, the Castlevania series.. Mortal Kombat etc
                            • 10 years 1 month ago
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                            Welcome to the family Alex Dee Rokket.

                            The thread for introductions is here www.retrojunk.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3262. Go and announce your arrival to the world!

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