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So, I'm Arbitrary-Arsenic. I guess I can be Arbitrary for short. (haha)
I'll start with that load of obligatory crap that everyone seems to have:
Age: like I'd tell a stranger on the Internet how old I am.
Gender: I am of the female variety.
I want to actually use my profile as my profile, instead of posting a billion "copy&paste" things on here, despite the fact that they are (mostly) absolutely hilarious. This is because they don't really say anything about me personally, which is supposed to be the point of a profile.
I am neither an optimist nor a pessimist; I prefer the term 'realist'. Although I have a full respect for Winston Churchill, I have to disagree with his view on optimism. There is a great usefulness in being able to view things from a logical, realistic, and objective standpoint, as it can really, really help one avoid embarassment and disappointment.
I also pledge to review each and every story that I actually take the time to read, as a "Favorite" or "Chapter Alert" doesn't tell an author anything about what they're doing right or what they're doing wrong. I know from previous experience on this site that people tend to skip over the review button, and it can grow to be incredibly frustrating for a writer when it happens often. Added on to that is the fact that constructive criticism is beyond helpful in learning how to improve your writing, and even one review can make your day.
A Note to the Semi-Illiterate (and/or Confused): Please learn how to properly use grammar.
I beg of you, split your paragraphs into smaller sections so they aren't glaring eyesores that give readers migraines.
Most programs called "Word" have a little program called "Spellcheck", and it's generally a Good Idea to click on it. Even if you're using some other way to post on the website, just reread your writing! One or two typos aren't too terrible, as everyone makes mistakes, but when every other word is nigh unrecognizable, then we have a problem. It's no fun to read through a typo-riddled chapter.
If you don't know how to write dialogue, why are you posting on this site? They're called "quotation marks". I even used them right there, as an example. Please learn how to use them properly.
Apostrophes: it's and its; you're and your.
If you're not sure whether your word needs an apostrophe or not, split it up. When you have it's, you're really saying "it is". When you have its, you're showing ownership or possession.
Same with you're and your. They're "you are" and "your", respectively. That is why it makes no sense to say "How was you're day?", because when I read that, this is what it means: "How was you are day?".
So please, just double-check yourself. It'll do the world (and my mental health) a whole lot of good.
I also don't mean to be so crass, but I am just really, really sick of seeing these elementary mistakes all over the website.
Note: I'm in the process of writing an actual story, at long last!
You fight. I fight.
You hurt. I hurt.
You cry. I cry.
You jump off a bridge; I'll get a paddle boat
and save your retarded ass."
That's all, folks.