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I'm about to enter Journalism... (1 Viewer)

yardofillmanor

Senior Member
Since I registered at Writing Forums in May, I've posted maybe four separate and very eccentric works. The margin between each might properly be referred to as, “A deep sea-bed chasm,” as they touch light on very morbid topics. Since freedom in this place can be suppressive at times, twice my posts have been removed for disregarding terms of site regulations and my account has also been de-activated on two occasions. A tolerable tithe to pay, indeed, as the rectors of Writing Forums could have used their authoritative power to ban me permanently. But then I would have probably rebounded as a different user, submitting falsified personal information for membership, having a new and blatant disregard for everybody at Writing Forums. I'm glad this never happened because this place is great for finding new ideas and having your unpublished thoughts absorbed respectfully-most of the time. Writing Forums is one of a dozen spangling-few blogging sites I've been fortunate to stumble across from a search engine bar. They don't require much more personal information other than a user name and this is an admirable and simplified way to conducting a website for the average citizen. I wrote a story about a crack addict, a murderous criminal lawyer, an imaginary suicide note and a drug-addled conflagration of the next-door neighbors yellow colored house in where the entire family is burned to death in their sleep. Keeping it twisted seems to be accurate in relieving myself of madness and desire and I haven’t yet found a better place to share. Writing queer and irregular pieces of work is one way to rack up the total number of views, keeping you being absorbed.

I'm about to enter Journalism, later wanting to embed myself in the unstable Balkan states of the Middle East after graduation. A career in writing is certainly honorable, but an annual salary of 25K$ is a bleak opposing factor to experiencing the adventurism of a freelancing media facet; informing the mass majority of a vegetating public who now seem to be less receptive to the television than ever before, as statistically founded on the two largest 24 hour broadcasting station news-cycles available on Canadian cable. People prefer their Internet to the boob tube and the seemingly ever-primitive radio. Neither has changed over the duration of the last 40 years. And Radio, well, there is just nothing exciting about radio anymore. The advertisements are repugnant, especially amidst traffic congestion on the route home, and just when the babbling ends, the music plays but descends into a drab and gaudy audible agitation. Turn it off. Although I have no evidence of this, the FM transmitter is now commonplace gadgetry in the era of the iPod, exercising radio waves being emitted from a wallet-sized gadget in your sweaty palm. They can be found in a cluttered console near you.

This is an exciting time to be plunging into media studies, even if subject placement for a green journalism student idles at a 25%. I’m confident there will always be opportunities abroad, I have no concern about acquiring an internship and I'll have no regrets venturing into a ravenous profession that requires interrogating the misfortunate, intruding at the worst of times, and occasionally turning out reports that repeatedly benchmark the all time low of the profession. I can't ever see being satisfied with my work and I'm sure to be a caffeine addict in half a years time, but I'll be trying my hardest to turn out the utmost quality and professionalism to the public, distilling all the information and all the facts for just a single paragraph of journalistic purity that might adhere to the brain of a reader longer than the regular short-term memory span. Here’s to Journalism.

 
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Jay Kay

hi yard dude ... you list one of your interests as "smoking weed" ... according to some medical practitioners marijuana destroys brain cells... your post has just proved them right.
 

Triquediqual

Senior Member
But Jay Kay, look under your name, it says "Addict", maybe your cells are depleting at a rapid rate as well, own up!!

TrIQ
 

yardofillmanor

Senior Member
Depleted?

So what are you implying? Do you always look up member's predilections? Why such harsh commentary. You can't just go around knocking posts without backing yourself up. Nice avatar by the way, hero boy.
 

Triquediqual

Senior Member
So what are you implying? Do you always look up member's predilections? Why such harsh commentary. You can't just go around knocking posts without backing yourself up. Nice avatar by the way, hero boy.

I'll answer your questions as asked:

1. So what are you implying? I'm implying that it was a joke.

2. Do you always look up member's predilections? Nope.

3. Why such harsh commentary? It depends on opinion alone.

4. You can't just go around knocking posts without backing yourself up? Get a life, you obviously don't know the difference between seriousness and sarcasm, grow up and stop being so serious.

Tr-IQ.

NB: A lot of people like the avatar as well.
 

yardofillmanor

Senior Member
Message to Triquediquel, and Jay Kay...

My response was intended for Jay Kay, but now I'm just as pissed with you. Why aren't the two of you supporting your own criticisms? This leads me to believe I'm being analyzed by a couple of comic-crazed delinquents with a seperate window of cartoon porn idling behind Writing Forums. How can anybod-no matter the skill level-possibly improve their technique if other members keep offering the same meaningless shovel loads? Allegedly, I have a damaged brain from smoking too much pot, and my writing is product to that of brain damaged blather. In which part do I represent such things? Where did I go wrong? Is it too complicated to read? Is the piece abound with grammatical errors? Does it not make any sense? How should I improve? Are you jealous that I'm about to enter journalism and you'll be stuck whanging at your desk's swivel chair? Does it rouse feelings of hatred, feelings of confusion, feelings of anger or sadness or the subversion of you father's idealism? For god's sake man, elaborate or don't even comment at all because it all sounds like complete and inferior idiocy.
 
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yardofillmanor

Senior Member
Unfounded Criticism.

hi yard dude ... you list one of your interests as "smoking weed" ... according to some medical practitioners marijuana destroys brain cells... your post has just proved them right.

What's the deal here, JK Rowling wannabe? You seem to enjoy slaying and using my predilections as verbal knifing onto me. Why such harsh commentary? I've checked you out now as well, seems like your sole purpose at Writing Forum's is to contentiously skulk through posts and offer nothing but your own amateur diagnosis. Delusions of your own grand self, so sad, and you probably think your writing is up to aces, when in fact, it’s nothing more than the scraps of yours brain-damaged truly.

You can't just go around knocking posts like an advocate of worth, especially without providing a reasonable explanation for you accusations. At least then, with a bit of your own reasoning, such accusations would be termed theories. But that will never happen as it requires INTELLECT. Nice avatar by the way, you and Triquediqual should be exchanging your artistic hero fantasies with one another.
 

Triquediqual

Senior Member
Hypocrite. You moan continuously about people "Slating" you and your character when, in fact you do the exact same. Calling someone a JK Rowling wannabe is slaying! Amateur Diagnosis is slaying! Inferior Idiocy is Slaying! Then you claim Jay Kay has a damaged Brain, which of course is Slaying someone!!

You also claim are we jealous of you entering Journalism...well I can go one-better, I'm entering Pharmacy. I could of done Journalism honours degree if I WANTED TO, but I achieved the top 6% of the population in exams and am now entered into Pharmacy which is a hell of a lot more prestigious than Journalism, nobody gives two hoots about those nosy-ignorant people who interfere in peoples lives exposing them and ruining them, AT LEAST I'll be saving people through delivering medication, and if I saved one person in my career, It would be a hell of a lot better than reporting those that are dead, just for the sake of a deadline.

I refuse to take part in this thread and will leave it now.
 

yardofillmanor

Senior Member
Apology Accepted.

I'll try and take that as an apology. You're right though, I should watch my slander. And for the record, I wasn't calling Jay Kay-whose user name sounds curiously familiar to the initials JK, as in JK Rowling-a brain damaged bafoon, I was saying that his writing is no better than mine, "Yours truly," who he disparagingly accused of being brain damaged. Please accept my apology in return.
 
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Baron

Can't say that I can honestly see what's inspired all the negativity in this thread. Having worked in investigative journalism, I applaud your ideals and tremble at the naivete. All in all though, I wish you success.
 

mammamaia

Senior Member
i'm only curious in re how you intend to 'enter' journalism... have you a firm job offer from a newspaper or tv news show/channel?...
 

Linton Robinson

Senior Member
You also claim are we jealous of you entering Journalism.

That's the funniest thing I've heard today. You're just jealous because I'm a trashpicker. You wish your girlfiend was a crack whore like me.

I'm entering Pharmacy.

Now THAT is what prospective creative writers should do with their college opportunities. (I always used to recommend n ursing to star-eyed young writerbees, but a lot of people take it home with them too much...this is perfect.)

So, tri, you say you're Korean?
 

Linton Robinson

Senior Member
I know people here think the OP is brash, overly opiniated, naive, troublesome and messianic.

Trouble is ALL the J-school kids are like that. It's a major reason the news media is so fucked up. On the top they want profits, in the trenches they want to fix the world. So nobody cares about reporting the news.
 
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Baron

I know people here think the OP is brash, overly opiniated, naive, troublesome and messianic.

Trouble is ALL the J-school kids are like that. It's a major reason the news media is so fucked up. On the top they want profits, in the trenches they want to fix the world. So nobody cares about reporting the news.

It never ceases to amaze that people think gutter press jounalism is the only type there is. There are a lot who are not capable of doing anything other than report the news. Don't knock the crusaders; where would we be if there were no decent satirists about?
 
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Linton Robinson

Senior Member
where would we be if there no decent satirists about?
Well, I'd be on the dole, for one rather gruesome possibility.


But of course you're right. But you have to cede my point on young journalist wannabes in school? Maybe it's not like that in other countries.
 

yardofillmanor

Senior Member
Li, your short and sporadic tirades are hard to interpret.

Well, I'd be on the dole, for one rather gruesome possibility.


But of course you're right. But you have to cede my point on young journalist wannabes in school? Maybe it's not like that in other countries.

Your comments are fairly muddled, Li. Your less euphemistic accusation of, “Wannabe,” is something I also don’t understand. For your own, as well as mammamaia’s enlightenment, I’ll be attending a print-Journalism program this fall, devout to experiencing the bustling anatomy in magazine development with full scale interaction and incessant late-night typing. Immediately, the college gets students working scoops for the community paper where they continue to hustle their way up a chain of stature until terminal year, when hopefully, you are elected for a managerial position or supervising editor. Collecting information for the paper will prove excellent field work as well. If it were about profit I would be working hard within the lucrative Western trade industry, like I originally stated, but writing and traveling are what I love to do most, and I like to think I’ve got the mind and talent for both.

Also want to thank Baron for proactively spurring further discussion within this thread. I appreciate your wishes for a prosperous career.
 
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Baron

Well, I'd be on the dole, for one rather gruesome possibility.


But of course you're right. But you have to cede my point on young journalist wannabes in school? Maybe it's not like that in other countries.

Its like that everywhere Lin :joker:
 
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