The Internet Needs An “adult filter”

Yeah, I’m about the ten thousanth person to say something like this, but it’s starting to get to me.

And yes, I’m about to complain about Trade Chat in World Of Warcraft. :p Hush, you.

I would like to know when wanting to actually discuss a TRADE topic, as in, look for something for to BUY, in TRADE CHAT became the big no-no

And I’d really like to know when, exactly, it became a forum for bitchy teens to complain to each other about how badly they raid.

Now, I know that the answer to these questions is “when the game was created” and “what the hell do you care?”.

I don’t. It’s more that I finally got fed up of asking to buy something eight times and being COMPLETELY ignored in favor of the drivel.

Oh, hey, they noticed, though, when I complained about it! -sighs-

Normally, my posts are a bit more thought out. And more important. And less stupid. I’m aware. This is stupid. VERY stupid, as a matter of fact, since I know I am sitting here ranting about a large group of teenagers, and at age 27 (almost 28, oh god, no…) I really should be more mature than this.

But damnit, my father died three months ago. I’m not doing well. And I just wanted to fuckin’ buy a damned gem!

OK. Done ranting now.

OH! OH! NaNoWriMo is coming up! Get your ideas ready, you only have a month to go! 50k words in 30 days. You can DO IT!!!

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The countdown clock to the right has been changed. We have 29 days and change until NanoWrimo ends, ladies and gentlemen! START YOUR ENGINES!

So you know, 50,000 words works out to roughly 1667 words a day for 30 days. That’s around three to four pages. You can do this. ANYONE CAN DO THIS!

If you don’t have an outline, don’t worry. Just start writing. Don’t worry about plot, don’t worry about character histories, just write. You can edit, change anything you want, and impose plot later. Get the story DOWN. Get the sequence of events WRITTEN. Don’t worry about syntax, tense, grammar or punctuation. Don’t worry about how corny or not corny it may sound.

Just write.

Now, no, chances are, no bestselling books will be written during this month. Not unless you’re already published and established and you have some SERIOUS experience writing under deep pressure.

Which should take the pressure OFF. Don’t write the ‘next great American novel’. There isn’t one anyway. Write a novel. Write a story. Write something insane, and amazing, and ridiculous. Write something that will make someone’s eyes cross, write thousands of twists into it, write it so fast and hard that it makes your blood pound as you type.

You are not required to keep it g rated. *wink*

And just to give you perspective? This post is roughly 290 words long. That’s a fifth of a daily count already. It took me maybe ten minutes to write.

You can do this, guys. Anyone can. It doesn’t have to be great. Just do it. You’ll be thrilled with what you’ve got when it’s over. As bad as it may be? To write a 50,000 word novel in one month…no one will care.

Because they’ll all be jealous of what you’ve done.

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Get your write on!!

OK, only one day left!!! If you’re interested in NanoWrimo, now’s the time to sign up and get ready. Find yourself a write-in group, go to your kick-off party and get yourself movin’ and groovin’!

Boys and girls, remember your goal: 50,000 words in one month.

Don’t try to edit, don’t make it flow. Just write. One the material’s on the page, you can do whatever you want with it. This month isn’t about perfection – it’s about getting your ideas down on paper. It’s about getting your thoughts moving, your juices flowing, your muse a-hoppin’…anything else you can think of. It’s about WRITING.

Don’t worry if it sucks, if the plot’s bad, if it has no plot. All of that can be fixed later. No one cares right now if the characters all have the same names, if they all sound the same, if they all went to the same school.

Get your ideas DOWN. Get it hashed out. Turn your thoughts into those little black marks. Once the black marks are on the white page, they can be moved, changed, edited, or deleted. You can do anything you want with them. But they have to BE there for you to play with them.

So write! And we’ll see you on the other side. 😀

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Eight days and counting!

Eight days to NanoWrimo. Are we excited? YES WE ARE! :p

For those of you in the OC area, who AREN’T sick as dogs right now, there’ll be a kick-off meetup at the Orange Circle this Sunday, the 25th. Thats Old Towne Orange, for those who don’t know, and it’s being held the big-ass area in the middle of the round-about.

I may not get to go. I are sick. But you guys should go! You are not sick!!!

I will NOT be this sick next Friday, when our first write-in happens, though! Claudia Suzanne will be giving a talk and you’re all invited!

These write-ins are officially hosted by Nyx Goldstone so head over and say hi as well. 😀

And don’t forget to register for NanoWrimo itself!!!

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