| 12:24:53 1 June 2005
back with a vengeance
On forum: 07/31/2003
people are so negative sometimes.
ive been reading a lot of the storys and the comments people have made and im getting sick of people writing about how krap the storys they are posting on are and how they could do better . yeah right, just because they cant write anything better than a grammatical error ridden piece of shit doesent mean they have to take the piss all the time.
Soz i know this isent the right post to be ranting on but im here now so i thought i might as well say this, but this dosent refer to anyone on this forum just to those sad little teenagers who sit there typing any old krap for the fun of it then voteing all the storys dead low.
Someone once told me the world aint so simple and now im beginning to understand...
The world is never simple - it never was. The contest is crap at the moment, and God knows when GSC would galvinized thenself into action.
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We fight our countrys battles In the air', on land, and sea.
First to fight for right and freedom , And to keep our honor clean,
We are proud to claim the title Of United States Marines.
Our flags unfurl'd to every breeze From dawn to setting sun';
We have fought in every clime and place Where we could take a gun.
In the snow of far-off northern lands And in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job - The United States Marines.
Here's health to you and to our Corps Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life And never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy Ever gaze on Heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded By United States Marines. - US Marines Hymn
| 13:43:48 9 March 2012
On forum: 08/16/2010
Hello? Is anybody out there?|
N00b at SOC - been playing COP for almost two years. STALKER is an obsession - and the ONLY games I play.
I am a Certified Database Designer...I have assisted on game design, but PLAYING them? - for the most part, that is in the "you gotta be kidding me." category.
What I have done? - well, 28 years in the US military, and - heh - most of the weapons in the STALKER inventory? - I've actually fired them, more than a few, in the operational environment, not just on the range...Some of them - I own personally, and fire on a regular basis. I have a Saiga in 7.62x39, 5.56x45 and just sold the one in .410 - I am lusting after the Saiga 12 ga.
And...as part of my disability package, I took the troops-to-teachers options, so , for my sins, I am now teaching High School Science.
I enjoy writing, and I like to help others.
so, I'll come on here...my offer is, I'll critique your work, if you look at mine, but, it needs to be constructive.
"This sucks." - not constructive.
"This sucks dogshit because of (sentence structure, grammer, logical impossiblility) " - that is constructive criticism.
See the difference.
Last suggestion for today - the way this board is - not terribly conducive to good writing. It's good for short-shorts and drabbles - 200 words or less - but if you want to get serious - might I suggest, Fanfiction.com or counter-factual.net
I post over at both of those spots, and there's good critique available.
Now - especially at counter-factual, if you come in acting like a swaggering punk, you will get treated like one.
But...if you want to become a writer - or, for that matter, hang out with people who are - or are on the way - well, I've been there about five years now, and I've seen several folks do just that - advance from "junior high crap" to "closing in on 100,000 copies sold" - and another friend, who's made it to the NYT bestseller list a few times (like 13 times)
I'm not a short-short writer, so I probably won't have much over here, just editorial commenting.
But if you want to get serious?
If it's flat, it's mined. If it's Rough, it's covered by fire. If it looks easy, It's an ambush.
| 22:16:49 11 March 2012
On forum: 01/25/2011
Bring on your stuff, Major.|