Orin
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Joined 04-14-01, id: 58723
First rule of living: The meaning of life is that it ends.

Ironic, but true. Listen to Kafka, people.

I figured it was about time to update this thing again. Really, I should put something deep and meaningful here, something that you can apply to everything. I know I should. But, to be honest, I can’t think of anything right now, nor do I have any inclination to at present.

I’ve been writing for a bit. Those who’ve been reading my stuff from the offset will know this. I adore this site and all it stands for, but I don’t let it rule my life. It’s just a site, amazing though it may be, and someday it’ll be gone.

I’ll bet you knew I was gonna say that.

But, yeah, it will. So don’t write for the reviews, because you must’ve been writing before . I know I was. And I’ll probably be writing after it’s been and gone. In fact, I know I’ll be. Writing is something I do for me, it started out that way, and for a while I lost sight of that. But then, for a while my life was pretty screwed up, so no surprises there.

Write for you. Write because you like the characters, because you love the characters. Write because you want to. Write what you feel. Post it here – and if in happenstance, someone likes your stuff, then write some more. But don’t let the reviews rule you.

Don’t look at me like that.

I know you’ve done it, believe me, it’s easy to do.

Happens to everyone.

But I like writing, though I’m no writer, just like I love drawing, though I doubt I’ll ever be an artist. And I started out doing these things because of the simple fact that I liked them.

So, you want your deep and meaningful piece of writing..? Okay then, think about this – Keep it simple. It’ll help down the road. Trust me. How’s that?