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Old 08-27-2009, 07:01 PM   #26
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:01 PM   #27
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:02 PM   #28
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:02 PM   #29
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No. I have no shame.
that explains the haircut.

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Old 08-27-2009, 07:03 PM   #30
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Haha, quality.

I don't really care about the thread direction, I just seen an opportunity to use the image, and pounced on it.

Shame on me.
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:09 PM   #31
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:17 PM   #32
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Haha, quality.

I don't really care about the thread direction, I just seen an opportunity to use the image, and pounced on it.

Shame on me.
We normally use pics like this.

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Old 08-27-2009, 07:23 PM   #33
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I'm conflicted. On the one hand, all this time could be used writing. On the other hand, I feel visiting AW has really helped me with my craft.
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:26 PM   #34
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:45 PM   #35
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I have to check every 15 minutes or less. Otherwise, I won't know what scarletpeaches thinks of me. If at all.
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:47 PM   #36
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Weird thing is, when the site's down, I have a tendency to lose my mojo. AW is my way of associating with other writers without having to actually - GAH! - have people around me physically.
Exactly. People IRL are supportive, but hanging out here is kind of like ... well, hanging out at the office water cooler. Only it's more like "The Office" than the office.

I find that this place reaffirms my interest in the craft day after day, reminding me that I really do want to do this. Associating with others who unabashedly call themselves writers makes me more confident in doing so myself. And hopefully, when I get the balls, I'll get some valuable feedback on my work.

But yeah, just like at work, you also spend some time playing Tetris or gossiping with the person in the office next to you or trying to find an excuse for a two hour lunch.
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:48 PM   #37
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:01 PM   #38
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:13 PM   #39
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I try not to think of you.
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:21 PM   #40
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:32 PM   #41
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It's true!

You should have seen how little I wrote before.
So, you wrote nothing?
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:34 PM   #42
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:44 PM   #43
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:06 PM   #45
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:23 PM   #49
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That, and I have to check to see if Scarletpeaches has said anything I need to agree with because if I don't, she'll hurt me.
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