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  • great month to be queer :) happy pride :)

  • wish there was a way to access Anonymous reviews because i need to know who got so pressed about a joke poem I wrote when I was 15


    Hattable they're just mad bc you got 52 likes on it
    May 20, 2023

    Brigadier Everything we wrote as teenagers on this site is slowly coming back to bite us.
    May 27, 2023

  • introduce YWS to hardcore punk challenge 2023

    Willard listen to this like seven times and you'll get it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hDKFfcGNf0
    May 12, 2023

    Hattable Image
    May 12, 2023

  • hi!! i would’ve never thought that this would be something that would affect me but it is. of course it sucks to be out of work but most importantly it sucks for those that have to fight directly against poop heads who want lower wages for people’s hard work. Elinor put it together v well and I implore you to research more and continue fighting the good fight. WGA, DGA, good workers wanting more good in the world.
    Elinor wrote:Posting a personal plea/announcement to all of you --

    As you've probably heard, the Writers Guild of America, the union that represents working screenwriters, is on strike. While we can feel a little bit distant from it as a community of novel/poetry writers, this is obviously something that's very important to me and you should care about it too. When my time comes I think I'm going to join the DGA (Director's Guild) instead, since WGA is mainly for writers for hire, but it's still important to me.

    And for real, as much as I trash what I think is an epidemic of bad writing in Hollywood on this page (and in fact, I'm seeing a lot of anti-union sentiment that mentions this)-- in this case, it doesn't matter.

    A lot of us have talent, drive and voice, and if we want to make a go at this we deserve to be paid fairly. I've read tons of books, videos and advice about novels that have helped me with my screenwriting, and I've read screenwriting books that have helped me with my novel writing. It's almost as if the medium we choose to create in matters that the fact that we've chosen this crazy life of creation, and as hard as it is, I know a lot of us wouldn't have it any other way.

    "What they cannot take from us is each other. Our solidarity."

    I made this post about it on Cinderella Pictures: https://www.instagram.com/p/CrwC9kQPFLG/

    Essentially, they are making writers do more work for less pay while studio heads line their pockets. Support your fellow writers. Be informed. I'm still learning myself, but here's another good video too. I encourage everyone here to stand in solidarity with the WGA and I'm happy to chat about this with anyone who has questions too.

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  • I just realized you didn't submit a poem for this round of April Madness and I'm so sad because I was really excited for my submission to be beat out by your amazing pictochat poem (or any other poem you've written this NaPo, you've been on fffirree) <3

  • tl;dr listen to my podcast and be involved if you want

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    i made a post about it awhile back and now that it's fully active again, i thought i'd boost it. most of my "creative" (?) energy now goes to Twinkledad's, the "emo advice show"/hardcore punk self-help podcast i run. listeners send in questions asking for advice, i talk about them at length, and then i pair the answers with a few songs that i believe will help them feel better. promoting it always feels dirty and vain because the show is for the listener and about the listener, yet you have to sell your art someway and somehow.

    without getting into the stickiness of it, it's a project that more or less saved my life over the past five years. it's made with all the love in the world and i want it to be an avenue for others to share their love. whether it'd be by listening or sending in questions, tdad's is here for you. people are always there for you.

    you can submit questions at
    @emoadviceshow on twitter or instagram
    775 710 5150 (not my actual phone number)

    new episode about unrequited love and substance abuse out today everywhere you find podcasts. thank ya'll so much :)



    LadySpark <3 followed, listening to the latest episode now! I love this and the concept!
    Apr 20, 2023

    Willard <333 thank you so much for the support pal
    Apr 21, 2023

  • hey, uh, i want to revive my will review for food thread to get the critique part of my brain ready and all juiced up. if you like how i review or want to get my very obsessive insight, please just post the work in this thread and i'll get to it. it's like homework but i have fun with it.

    Willard's 'epic' review slamboree

  • do you know who Weird Al is? he’ll come into my work and I’ve served him but none of my coworkers know who he is

    soundofmind weird al yankovic????? uh YEAH
    Apr 10, 2023

    Rook What!! I wish weird al casually came into my workplace!
    Apr 10, 2023

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  • you want to read and review this sooooooo bad you want to give your insight sooooo soo sooo bad you have no idea

    other people's kids

  • LadySpark
    Apr 5, 2023

    ur going down in the first round of april madness <3 ily sm tho

    Willard dude lmfao i was thinking about it yesterday and was like “yeah we’re going to meet in the first round for sure”. it’s all love for you and your poetry pal <3
    Apr 5, 2023

    LadySpark i'm so ready it's going to be AMAZZINNGGGG

    same to you <3

    Apr 5, 2023

  • Apricity
    Apr 4, 2023

    I don't wanna spam ur napo thread but #4 is god level poetry

  • fight club happening in the yewis chat rn pull up

    Willard @Hattable
    Mar 22, 2023

    Apricity am i late
    Mar 22, 2023

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  • we need a yws for adults

    Quillfeather Ows
    Old writers society

    Feb 14, 2023

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    Lucrezia Totally agree. I vote it's called AWSOME: Adult Writers Society Open to Maybe Everybody.
    Feb 14, 2023

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  • Hey ya'll, this is a quick life/creative update.

    I have a podcast called Twinkledad's. It's an emo/punk life advice show akin to something like Dear Sally, but not only do listeners send in questions explaining their situation and asking for advice, they are also given three to four emo/punk/adjacent song recs that might help the subject cope with their emotions. It's something I've done on and off over the past five years in various formats, but I'm happy for Twinkledad's to be more accessible than it has ever been.

    Episode 0 is up everywhere you find podcasts and serves more as a prologue episode, so if you want an internet stranger to tackle your problems head on (no matter what it's about), please send your questions to twinkledads69@gmail.com. Please feel free to get as open and as vulnerable as you want. This podcast is about you. You are the priority. Once again, the email is twinkledads69@gmail.com. Please. But you also don't have to.

    The Spotify link is below. Thank ya'll for reading and or considering listening to it. Hope ya'll are well and happy holidays.


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