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    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post
    Me too!!! I miss the time people took to explain their lives. Now, with facebook and twitter, we always know what is going on, but it's empty. I also have a bag full of letters from my overseas friends, and long notes my classmates and I used to write each other in school. I really miss that era.

    I also miss actual, tangible photographs.
    Everything is so instant now. No delicious anticipation and desire bordering on near starvation.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post
    Me too!!! I miss the time people took to explain their lives. Now, with facebook and twitter, we always know what is going on, but it's empty. I also have a bag full of letters from my overseas friends, and long notes my classmates and I used to write each other in school. I really miss that era.

    I also miss actual, tangible photographs.
    Haha yeah I can see where you guys are coming from. I'm 20, so I'm part of the facebook/twitter generation I'm afraid . I haven't written a letter since I was 9 or so at overnight camp. I can definitely see how it would be a lot "deeper" for lack of a better word to actually get something in handwriting that you know someone actually put some thought into.

    Somehow a quick facebook wall post feels half-assed.
    The probability that I was procrastinating when I was typing this post:

    P(have big assignment due) = 0.6
    P(posting on TypoC) = 0.2
    P(having big assignment due | posting on TypoC) = 0.7

    P(posting on TypoC | having big assignment due) = .......


    Eh, I'll finish it later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Everything is so instant now. No delicious anticipation and desire bordering on near starvation.
    Yes, I miss patience. Also, absence truly does make the heart grow fonder.

    Aww, I'm inspired to write my best friend a letter now, like we used to in the old days. She lives so far away and I miss her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenomite View Post
    Haha yeah I can see where you guys are coming from. I'm 20, so I'm part of the facebook/twitter generation I'm afraid . I haven't written a letter since I was 9 or so at overnight camp. I can definitely see how it would be a lot "deeper" for lack of a better word to actually get something in handwriting that you know someone actually put some thought into.

    Somehow a quick facebook wall post feels half-assed.
    I used to have perfect penmanship. Now my fingers hurt when trying to do a crossword, and I can barely read anything I scribble down on a notepad. These damn keyboards have atrophied my once pencil gripping hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenomite View Post
    Haha yeah I can see where you guys are coming from. I'm 20, so I'm part of the facebook/twitter generation I'm afraid . I haven't written a letter since I was 9 or so at overnight camp. I can definitely see how it would be a lot "deeper" for lack of a better word to actually get something in handwriting that you know someone actually put some thought into.

    Somehow a quick facebook wall post feels half-assed.
    Yeah, you don't have Viagra ads pasted alongside your letters. How do people do romance now? Instant messaging?

    You: So yah, u make me feel all tingly n stuff. i made a video on youtube for u.
    Her: For real? Wow, idk, me 2, i thinkk i luv u.
    You: Kewl. wanna webcam?
    Her: k, cool. lemme fix my hair.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post
    Yes, I miss patience. Also, absence truly does make the heart grow fonder.

    Aww, I'm inspired to write my best friend a letter now, like we used to in the old days. She lives so far away and I miss her.
    Relationships are a fucked up seesaw between "absence makes the heart grow fonder" and "familiarity breeds contempt".

    Write your friend! She'd love a surprise letter.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Relationships are a fucked up seesaw between "absence makes the heart grow fonder" and "familiarity breeds contempt".

    Write your friend! She'd love a surprise letter.
    Yes, I'm gonna do that as soon as I get back from my date tonight.

    To the OP: you know, I guess sometimes writing is easy but often I can't get the words out fast enough when I am in super Ne mode. Like when writing a paper for school at the last minute (like always), I would totally miss a lot of information because as I'm writing, I'm always thinking of what I want to write next. So I end up jumbling the current sentence, or straight up forgetting the next one. Does that ever happen to you?

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    I write a lot. Basically whatever I feel like writing at the time. Articles are fun. I hone my skills in forums and stuff because it gives me instant incentive. I would like to write a book some day, or at least have a blog, or be able to contribute my thoughts to an audience on a regular basis somewhere. Writing is not exactly my idea of a career, though. I'd rather be the guy who lives and then writes rather than the guy who writes about living or the guy who lives to write.

    Here's something my dad wrote to me after I wrote him an email response.

    "Man, you should be writing professionally! I keep telling you that, and it's true. This could have easily been an article for a magazine or a website. People would pay for insights like this. I wish you would consider sharing your genius with the rest of us!"
    "When a resolute young fellow steps up the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find that it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Am i good? i don't know.
    But I have yet to find someone who finds my story boring/not interesting.
    I always hated boring writing. I don't care how well its written if its boring no one will read it. But if its interesting but badly written people will still read it (see twilight).

    I always enjoyed writing essays for school. Unless the topic is really lame, which is pretty rare since grade 8. I usually playaround with the topic and lead it to the direction that is enjoyable for me.

    I hope to contribute or/and write a visual novel in the future. Probaly not a novel though. I love visuals too much.

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    I have no idea if what I write seems good to other people, but it's also because I don't know if I can discern between "good" and "bad" writing all the easily.

    I don't focus too much on the flow of sentences so much as the actual content - what is being described. Detailed descriptive writing (like Tolkien using two pages to describe the surrounding area where the action is taking place) is lost on me and I don't think I'm good at reproducing it either, for example.

    But I never was too much of a writer. Also when I was younger I used to read a lot but not that much these days.

    I do think Ne and Fi are the best writing functions though. Possibly Se too, for that descriptive writing I so dislike.

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