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    howdy y'all!

    this sure is a big place! i've been looking for an outlet for my various writings for quite some time now and just yesterday slapped my forehead and said, "of course! message boards!" which is surprising i hadn't considered that in the past as i'm on a few message boards already. anyways, looking forward to this new community.

    my very last class in college was a creative writing class. i was a poli sci major. i wasn't floored by how much i enjoyed it, i always enjoyed writing, what amazed me was why hadn't i at least taken a writing class earlier.

    i'm writing a book currently. i have roughly 130 pages typed, but right now it's chronologically inept. my buddy compares it to seasickness. don quixote, the good soldier svejk, and catch 22 i draw inspiration from. also a great deal of steinbeck, dostoevsky, kerouac, and kesey.

    have one short story finished and others in the works. there is poetry i'm proud of and i write humorous country westerns.

    i would like to get published and learn guitar. i have two cats, i'm from cincinnati, ohio and i smoke cigarettes

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    i should also like to mention that currently i'm drafting a resume for a super fun travel job and am having a hard time not making it a narrative

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    welcome aboard im sure you will find the direction you are looking for hidden someplace in this set of boards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockweaver View Post
    welcome aboard im sure you will find the direction you are looking for hidden someplace in this set of boards
    awesome. i've seen the possibilities on this board and i'm absolutely shocked. this is like a one stop shop. i cannot wait to get into this

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    when comes the part where you tell me how interesting i appear to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kruschev View Post

    i was a poli sci major.

    don quixote, the good soldier svejk, and catch 22 i draw inspiration from. also a great deal of steinbeck, dostoevsky, kerouac, and kesey.

    i'm from cincinnati, ohio
    Howdy (nikita?),

    Cincy eh? I was a Poli-sci major just up the road at Miami University back in the day.

    The y'all caught my eye. No doubt you see that word on your way to the airport in Kentucky (Florence Y'all Water Tower).

    Love the inspirations you cite.

    Anyhoo, enjoy yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kruschev View Post
    when comes the part where you tell me how interesting i appear to be?
    How would you react if people found you wasn't? :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defos View Post
    How would you react if people found you wasn't? :p
    to be honest i'd be heartbroken. i'd probably write a song about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfwtinman View Post
    Howdy (nikita?),

    Cincy eh? I was a Poli-sci major just up the road at Miami University back in the day.

    The y'all caught my eye. No doubt you see that word on your way to the airport in Kentucky (Florence Y'all Water Tower).

    Love the inspirations you cite.

    Anyhoo, enjoy yourself.
    i spent my formative years visiting my friends up in oxford. the times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kruschev View Post
    i spent my formative years visiting my friends up in oxford. the times.
    Well now, if it was your formative years.. :-)

    I once had a Prof there who said of Miami: "When a social phenomenon reaches Miami, it's pretty much a concrete indicator that the phenomenon is all but dead." lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfwtinman View Post
    Well now, if it was your formative years.. :-)

    I once had a Prof there who said of Miami: "When a social phenomenon reaches Miami, it's pretty much a concrete indicator that the phenomenon is all but dead." lol
    actually, i'm 30 right now, and these are my formative years. i hadn't a clue what i was doing in college. i haven't now, but i got me an idea

    your professor was probably grasping at the quote that is often attributed to mark twain. "when the world ends, i want to be in cincinnati, because they are always 10 years behind the times."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kruschev View Post
    actually, i'm 30 right now, and these are my formative years. i hadn't a clue what i was doing in college. i haven't now, but i got me an idea

    your professor was probably grasping at the quote that is often attributed to mark twain. "when the world ends, i want to be in cincinnati, because they are always 10 years behind the times."

    ha!

    Yeah, and the fact that Cincy is so close to Miami may be enuf to cover both with the same blanket.
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    Welcome from a poli-sci minor who always enjoyed writing more.

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