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posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 06:04 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

how did you become a writer? i mean, what it takes?




posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 06:08 AM
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originally posted by: Damla
how did you become a writer? i mean, what it takes?


You need to win a writing contest in the Short Story Forum.



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 06:11 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

very hard for me, it seems. i have zero imagination and not a native speaker.



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 07:44 AM
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a reply to: Damla

A German guy won last time, do not let language be the barrier. 4 short paragraphs can be enough.

ETA And if you want a proofreader, PM it to me, I'll correct any spelling and/or grammar mistakes and PM it back to you. (I'm a native speaker of English.)
edit on 4/9/18 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 09:24 AM
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originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
ETA And if you want a proofreader, PM it to me, I'll correct any spelling and/or grammar mistakes and PM it back to you. (I'm a native speaker of English.)


Are you a grammar nazi? It is ok if you are, my real-life friend is, and it amuses me. He is really good at spelling and grammar of finnish and finds some goofs everywhere


I got one that, for some reason, gets a little bit under my skin. I can truly understand to/too mistakes and lose/loose mistakes. But hey, "I could care less" when one wants to say he or she doesn't care at all. It is just too obvious mistake.

By the way my dentist was fine. One large tooth cavity was fixed. Before, you could give me some food, then dump me into a deserted island for a month and i would survive just fine with the food remains in the cavity. Now it is filled.

I Just bought 18 cans of beer from a nearby grocery store.

"Novacaine used to be a common local anesthetic used in dentistry. It is no longer used as some people have been found to suffer allergic reactions."


edit on 4-9-2018 by Finspiracy because: crocery -> grocery



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 09:45 AM
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You misunderstood. I was offering help to someone that felt nervous. I wasn't about to write the story for them, just help with the basics. Speaking another language is not easy. There are traps laying in wait everywhere. There, their, they're. Your you're. Can't won't didn't shan't. They have the same pitfalls in Dutch and I fail always at some point. The Dutch have two words for "the". Can you believe that? One of them is masculine and the other feminine, apparently.

De deur. (The door.)
Het spoor. (The railwaytrack.)

There is no rule of thumb, you have to learn every single object word (dog, cat. table, etc) and then learn whether it is a "de" or a "het". I gave up as soon as I understood how that part worked and that was a decade or two ago. I say the odd wrong word but it still makes sense, it just sounds wrong to any Dutch person.

Glad to hear your cavity is filled. I need to get mine fixed too but brrrr! Dentists...

"Bless me dentist for I have sinned, it has been at least 10 years since my last visit."

ETA Grammar Nazi only in jest and never with foreigners.

edit on 4/9/18 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 09:55 AM
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originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
a reply to: Finspiracy
You misunderstood. I was offering help to someone that felt nervous. I wasn't about to write the story for them, just help with the basics.


Actually i didn't misunderstand. I got it just the way you explained. What happened was, you know, i am not scared of dentists, but i don't like being there (i don't think anyone does) and then i switched from that state of being uncomfortable, to my favorite music and some beer and got a buzz and tried to start a conversation with a funny side-note but obviously, i failed. It is ok, it happens often to me. Let's continue like this never happened

edit on 4-9-2018 by Finspiracy because: I think i made dentist visit seem sexual by accident



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 10:09 AM
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a reply to: Finspiracy

You didn't fail, if anyone misunderstood it must have been me. I wasn't trying to be a buzz-killer.

ETA

/me exits stage left with right foot dragging slightly over the floor
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posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 10:34 AM
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originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
/me exits stage left with right foot dragging slightly over the floor


What? Your foot is still busted? That can't be right. I have a bad sense of time but it has been a while since you busted it. I know, you have told that visiting a doctor is hard but come on? it is your foot, you need it, something has to be done to heal it faster



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: Damla
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

how did you become a writer? i mean, what it takes?


You can gain the title without winning a writer's contest. If you have put up poems, prose or written stories, you can PM a mod and request the title. That's how I got mine. Though I did win in a contest once after that.


Hello and welcome to the Shed!



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 11:37 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: jacygirl
No.

Yes.

Want a sammich?


Been awhile. Better make it two and a beer.


You didn't even have to ask a woman for a sammich this time, Jacy jumped right in and offered. She's nicer than me. I always tell you to make your own.



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 11:47 AM
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I got one that, for some reason, gets a little bit under my skin. I can truly understand to/too mistakes and lose/loose mistakes. But hey, "I could care less" when one wants to say he or she doesn't care at all. It is just too obvious mistake.



I'm laughing because that is a common saying around here.

I should get to a dentist myself, but I have enough anxiety without having to pay a fortune to go see one.

Wonderful to hear your Mom got her vision corrected!

I will be needing cataract surgery in a couple of years and though everyone says it's a piece of cake, I'm still really nervous. That, and since it isn't done in a regular hospital, my medical won't cover the cost. I could switch to a different plan, but there is so much to read and understand about all these plans and could cost me more money that I don't have. With some, you have to go whatever Doctors and specialists that are on their list. So..pffft! I'll stick with going to whatever Doctor I want.

It will cost thousands. I hope they have a payment plan.




posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 11:52 AM
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How is that foot of yours???? It should have healed up by now! These physical bodies suck, there's too much that can go wrong with them I swear!



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 12:29 PM
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originally posted by: Night Star
You didn't even have to ask a woman for a sammich this time, Jacy jumped right in and offered. She's nicer than me. I always tell you to make your own.


That's why I'm going to eat her liver last-ish. You, not so much.



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 12:33 PM
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Hi Night! Hi everybody!

I've been in the Shed kitchen making sammiches and chilling the beer. There's lots, feel free to help yourselves.

Actually I've been a lazy couch potato...playing a video game (Sugar Smash, I think it's called..?)...but now I'm stuck so thought I would pop in to say "Hi".

I kinda rushed through reading about dentist's because I need to see one too...but am afraid.

Thankfully my anxiety doesn't seem too bad today...not sure why. So I'm trying to enjoy some non-productive time at home without feeling the need to be with other people.

I hope everyone's having a good day so far.



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

You have to catch me first and Elves aren't easy to catch.




posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 01:36 PM
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Gah! I keep missing you in here! I'm trying out cooking pork chops in barbecue sauce in the crockpot. Too hot to cook in the oven!

Just watered all my plants, took dead leaves off and clipped a couple of stems to root.

Kya is meowing up a storm. He ate so he just wants attention. Takes after his Mom (Me). LOL


Ooooh sandwiches and beer! I'm in!



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 01:46 PM
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posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: Night Star
You have to catch me first and Elves aren't easy to catch.



I put some glue boards in the Shed.




edit on 4-9-2018 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Night Star
You have to catch me first and Elves aren't easy to catch.



I put some glue boards in the Shed.





Bahaha! I have spells for that.



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