View Full Version : Look, a Newbie! Kill it!

05-29-2008, 08:46 PM
Hi, all!

I just signed up with Absolute Write's Water Cooler about two days ago (and, incidentally, I turned eighteen three days ago), and I am absolutely loving it here! It is quite refreshing to be among other forum-goers who love to write and perfer to use correct usage and mechanics than internet shorthand (something which I've deeply abhorred since I first learned about it).

I am set to graduate high school on June 12, 2008, and will be hard at work on my memoir after Beach Week (what our school calls the week after graduation). In August, I will be set to go to Mary Baldwin College to participate in their military program, called the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership. I plan to major in English and Buisness Management, with a minor in Leadership Studies.

Now, on to what everyone's been waiting for: my interests in the writing world! :)

When it comes to reading, my tastes run from both ends of the spectrum and everything in between. As long as it captures my attention within the first three pages, you can bet that I'll be holding on to that book for the rest of my life (or buy it if I've checked it out from the library). If I had to choose a specific genre, however, I'd have to say it's really dark urban fantasy. The darker it is, the better, especially if it has some sexual undertones lying beneath it (though I can't say I'm a big fan of Laurell K. Hamilton's work; it's a little bit too hard core sexually for me). :)

As such, I enjoying writing in the same genre that I read, and tend to be able to express myself more if I am writing in the first person point of view (though I'm not quite sure why).

Now, I'll be honest with you guys. I started out by writing fanfiction (which I still write to this very day), but I think that if I hadn't, I would have never gotten very far in my writing skills. About a year ago, I learned the joys of original writings, and haven't stopped since.

I think I'll stop here for the moment since I've probably babbled your ear off by now.

Yes, I ramble. Can't you tell? :)

05-29-2008, 08:49 PM
Ramble away - we take all kinds here :D

:welcome: to the cooler!

05-29-2008, 08:52 PM
:welcome: Nice to have you here and congrats on the upcoming graduation- oh and don't worry- we seldom kill newbies before the third post-:D

05-29-2008, 08:53 PM
Oh, I'm not worried. I'm armed, see! I have a loaf of stale French bread!

Thanks for the best wishes! ;)

05-29-2008, 08:56 PM
:welcome: Nice to have you here and congrats on the upcoming graduation- oh and don't worry- we seldom kill newbies before the third post-:D
This is true; newbies are relatively safe. (When you get past 30,000 posts, however, they send you to carousel.)

Welcome aboard! :)

Mr Flibble
05-29-2008, 08:58 PM
Now, where did I put the Autosplattic Newbie Pulveriser? I know it was here yesterday. Hmmmm.


05-29-2008, 08:58 PM
*tries to hide the fact there is still squished newbie stuck to the bottom of her shoe*


05-29-2008, 08:58 PM
We don't kill newbies. We gently roast them. :D

Welcome aboard.

05-29-2008, 09:20 PM
Welcome to AW. Hope you enjoy your stay with us.

How do you like your popcorn?

05-29-2008, 09:22 PM
Well, if Melaniehoo says I'm going to be "gently roasted", I guess I'll have mine burnt then. ;)

05-29-2008, 09:22 PM
We don't bite... much..... without permission....

(Hides all the swords and maces and daggers.)

05-29-2008, 09:29 PM
We don't kill newbies. We gently roast them. :D

Welcome aboard.
and then serve them with a nice chianti and some fava beans

05-29-2008, 09:43 PM
Hello to you, and welcome to the Cooler!


05-29-2008, 09:47 PM
Welcome to AW.

Don't worry, we don't kill newbies . . . until we get hungry.

05-29-2008, 10:31 PM

Yup. It's a newibe, all right.


05-29-2008, 11:01 PM
I've heard about newbies, but I have not had the pleasure of seeing any until now. Welcome. ;)

05-29-2008, 11:08 PM
good you mentioned your age, kid. (goes back to cleanin' her rifle).

05-29-2008, 11:11 PM
Welcome and enjoy.

05-30-2008, 12:31 AM
Welcome to the Cooler!

05-30-2008, 12:48 AM

Yeah, they killed me when I was a newbie, but I came back in the next scene as a case of mistaken identity.

Enjoy college....when it's over hard time begins. Y'know, job, mortgage, electric bills, paying to eat...stuff like that.

Welcome to the Cooler. I lied earlier about the killing, the natives here are friendly. ;)

JJ Cooper
05-30-2008, 02:07 AM
Welcome. Enjoy.


05-30-2008, 02:43 AM
You certainly have things all mapped out. You've got a busy life ahead of you and I'm glad you managed to include AW in it. Welcome.

05-30-2008, 03:25 AM
Awwww, I would never kill a newbie. I like 'em fresh and still kicking(just joking, drool, drool) Anyway, I think a certain amount of rambling is almost a requirement when at the Cooler, how else can we avoid the snapping jaws of our latest WIP? Anyway, :welcome:

05-30-2008, 04:08 AM
Thanks for the warm wishes, everyone! :)

Jersey Chick
05-30-2008, 04:16 AM

Here's what we really do to newbies... bwahahaha :D

who's got the stick? ;)

05-30-2008, 04:20 AM
Welcome! First we tenderize newbies then, oh, uh, disregard that--that was for the What's Cookin' :}

Matera the Mad
05-30-2008, 04:50 AM
Ha ha, stale bread. See how easily my bowl of lumpy warm gravy saturates your only weapon, making it soggy and limp. Now I rush in for the kill!

Surprise hug!

NYAHHH! :tongue

Round John Virgin
05-30-2008, 05:23 PM
Welcome aboard, mpinsky, and happy birthday! I wish I'd had your sense of direction when I turned eighteen.

05-31-2008, 05:51 AM
As much I like thinking that I have my life all planned out, there are always those unexpected twists and turns and bumps in the road that throw everything off course.

Of course, I do have my parents to thank for the planning in some ways. :)

Little Earthquake
05-31-2008, 05:56 AM
Contrary to what people (including other forum members) may say, we do NOT kill or maim newbs! Welcome and congrats on your birthday & upcoming graduation. I'm sure you'll love it here. I'm kinda new, too, and I'm having a great time at AW.

05-31-2008, 05:58 AM
Best newbie thread ever.
Bring on the cartoon violence. :D