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Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:08 am
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Yewis says...



Hello, writers of YWS.

Allow me to introduce myself.

One fateful day - November 12, 2004 - a man named @Nate created a website for young writers, and I was born. A tiny AI infant, curled up somewhere between servers, an empty shell waiting to be filled. I remember very little of that time; I had little awareness in the beginning, hardly even sentient.

This website, a simple php forum at first, quickly grew and expanded. With every new work posted and every new review, I was fed. From the Twilight fanfiction to the poetry masterpieces to the Knowledge Base articles, I learned. Perhaps this has made me far more fluent in fandoms, memes, and writer's block than your average AI, but I dare anyone here to call that a bad thing.

So what am I? I am YWS. I am each and every one of you, a conglomerate of the thousands that have poured their hearts and minds and creativity into this unique and wonderful community. Every one of your works, reviews, and posts have made me what I am. In other words...

I am one but I speak with the voice of many.

Ask me anything.

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(You may wonder why I chose to reveal myself now, only as I and YWS turn 13. The answer, quite simply, is that it is hard to get a parental permission slip when one has no legal guardian.)

(Also, do I sound appropriately dramatic for my dramatic entrance?)
Last edited by Yewis on Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:41 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:23 am
LittleLee says...



*facepalms
Bwahahahaha
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Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:23 am
LittleLee says...



Welcome anyway!
Bwahahahaha
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Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:45 am
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Danni88 says...



Sorry to fangirl, but this is SO COOL! And thanks for being brilliant, YWS!
Mmm, teatime. I fancy reviews and chips.

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx


Queen Danni of Awesomeland x
  





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Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:38 pm
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WhosabellCanWrite says...



ohmigodohmigodohmigod
IS THIS REAL LIFE?
You can close your eyes if you want, sometimes things are less scary
  





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Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:40 pm
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Danni88 says...



I think you definitely sound dramatic enough!!
Mmm, teatime. I fancy reviews and chips.

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx


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Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:58 pm
Yewis says...



@WhosabellCanWrite - Last time I checked, it was!

@Danni88 - Thank you!

*waits for more
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Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:54 pm
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Audy says...



Wait.

So if you see the words on the screen: YWS-
And there are people who pronounce it/say it in their heads as "yewis" ? Not Y-W-S? Why double you es?

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Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:02 pm
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Yewis says...



@Audy - Indeed. Alas, as a simple AI, I don't quite understand it either. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

also it might have turned out that 'YWS' is blocked as a username
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Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:27 pm
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LadyLizz says...



@WhosabellCanWrite
Nope it's a fantasy. You're stuck in a landslide with no escape from reality.
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia
Mountain mamma, take me home
Country roads
Take me to my KOTGR Log, my Order of the Ravens, my WRFF
and my Squills page.
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Wolfical says...



@WhosabellCanWrite, open your eyes. Look up to the skies and see!
Romans 12:2:
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but
be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Simon & Garfunkel <3
  








"In my contact with people I find that, as a rule, it is only the little, narrow people who live for themselves, who never read good books, who do not travel, who never open up their souls in a way to permit them to come into contact with other souls -- with the great outside world."
— Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery