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Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:53 am
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Carina says...



Hey there!

My name is Carina, and although some people think it's weird to go by your real name online, I just can't stand to go by pet-names like "TheCoolGirl101" or "MissAwesome97."

At the moment I am fourteen; just a freshman in high school. (Oh, you smell that? The fifteenth year for this girl is less than a month away!) However, I've written short stories and other pieces since I was, eh, about ten or eleven. (And I daresay that it was the ugliest piece of crap I had ever seen in my life.) Just this past year I started to get serious into writing, and since I'm that kind of person who gets frustrated so easily without feedback or support, I've been looking all over for a site just like this.

And, since I'm at it here, I'll flat-out say I've tried two sites--one of which is FictionPress.com. Frankly, I wasn't impressed with that site.

Ahem. Anyways. I don't want to bore you here, so I'll make a proper introduction.

I live in the middle of Nowhere near the Windy City. I brush my teeth until my gums bleed. I am a full-on mutt when it comes to race. My friends come up to me and demand that I correct their papers, and when I do, their paper is filled with so many red marks you can't tell what is what anymore. I go to the library at least twice a month to pick up exactly three books, but sometimes I secretly sneak in another visit. English is not my first language, but the years have been long and I forgot my first language. I play the viola, and prepare to be haunted in your dreams if you don't know what that is. I am someone who procrastinates all the time (ALL the time!), and if I don't have any naggers, I forget what I'm even supposed to do. I keep a notebook around me in case an inspirational spark comes into my mind, and then I quickly jot it down.

I'm a sucker for sci-fi and realistic-fantasy (you know, the fantasy with no mythical creatures like vampires and such. Is there even such a thing? Well, there is now).

That's pretty much it. I have good thoughts for this site, and I can't wait to get started.

Oh, and my cat's a ninja. She's staring at me right now.
    "Car8na is awesome." —VeerenVKS
    "Carina is the best person ever
    and I will send her lots of chocolates for being awesome."—Iggy
    "i luv you more than i love Veer and Aq ok" —Iggy




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Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:03 am
Rydia says...



Hi Carina, welcome to the site!

You may have discovered that we're going through a bit of a renovation period at the moment but do bare with us because this place is awesome and you'll be dazzled when you see the old beauty restored to her full might (and then some).

Also, I swear all cats are secretly ninjas. Mine has a way of sneaking up on me that is just not normal. No creature should be as stealthy as that. It makes me realise just how scary one of those adorable Jaguars or tigers could be!

I'm a fellow fantasy fan, though I go in for the not so realistic fantasy as well, but I get what you mean by 'real' fantasy. I think it's generally called 'magic realism'. So there is such a thing!

Anyway, if you've got any questions or need any help at all, just drop me a pm and I'll happily be your YWS tour guide. Until then, enjoy your stay!

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Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:53 am
AlfredSymon says...



Hi TheCoolGirl101! Oh, it's MissAwesome97! Oh wait, so you go with the name 'Carina', eh? Well, I LIKE it!

Hey Carina, Alfred here! A big welcome to YWS! It's great that you would like to develop your writing talents. Oh, and about the 'crap' thing, I'm sure they were great; if you could, you can post it here so other writers can comment on it :D

Hey, so without further ado, I'll give you a Greeter Message.

May we meet at another time here at YWS!

With lotsa love,
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Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:01 am
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AquaMarine says...



Well hi, and welcome!

I'm Amy, and it's very nice to meet you. You seem rather awesome. I loved the whole 'realistic-fantasy' think - that's what I'm trying to write at the moment, and it's fun. Often I'm not a huge fan of some fantasy, but I love works with an element of the surreal in them.

If you want feedback, you've obviously come to the right place! ;) If you ever want a review, feel free to send me a PM - it sounds like your work would be fun to review. Also, if you ever just need some help you can always let me know.

See you around. Have fun!

Amy
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Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:41 am
Carina says...



Thanks guys!
Though I, like, completely forgot I made this thread. What can I say? I got a little busy making my first few reviews and setting up stories. I love this site already.

Yep, I've been lurking a lot to know that people are talking about this shiny new look. It could explain why people are talking about blogs and comments and points, and I'm just here all, what in the world are they talking about.
Bleh. I just wish I found this site earlier. -.-

Anyways. Glad to know that I finally found a place where I could dork out on--I'll use the spiffy new term now--magic realism.

I'm still getting the hand of this site--waah, I feel like everyone knows each other and I have no idea who anyone is--but I'll appear here and there.

If there was an award for being a lurker, I'd win first prize. winkwink.
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Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:35 pm
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Hey! Im mvb627,and welcome to YWS!!! I know when I first came to YWS, the chatroom helped me meet people.
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Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:04 am
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Aquestioning says...



HEY CARINA! Welcome to YWS! I don't think you'll like it here, though. There are a lot of stalkers here (@ @VeerenVKS) who would love to stalk you, so be wary of them, very wary ;)

Other than that, I think you'll need a lot of time to get used to this site. Maybe about a year or so. Then you'll become a JM and stuff. Or you know, just disappear forever, whichever you like.


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Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:30 am
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Carina says...



You're a couple days late.
    "Car8na is awesome." —VeerenVKS
    "Carina is the best person ever
    and I will send her lots of chocolates for being awesome."—Iggy
    "i luv you more than i love Veer and Aq ok" —Iggy




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Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:40 am
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Aquestioning says...



It's the thought that counts, right?


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Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:49 am
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Carina says...



Thread locked. 8)
    "Car8na is awesome." —VeerenVKS
    "Carina is the best person ever
    and I will send her lots of chocolates for being awesome."—Iggy
    "i luv you more than i love Veer and Aq ok" —Iggy




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Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:39 pm
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Iggy says...



Look who can still post in it, regardless of locked!

@Aquestioning, you're the stalker, not me.

Okay, bye.
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

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