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  1. Nolafus
    November 15th, 2013 07:39 AM
    Yeah, I'm just not sure how to go about it. People just create threads about the problems they're having and the "Share you writing" thread is for smaller passages. I guess it's an atmosphere we're going to have to build gradually. Just be as nice as we possibly can to new members. Maybe with a little luck our reputation will change.

    I've looked into RPing a couple times, but I just don't have the time right now to get into it. I'm also a little concerned about my ability to stay motivated about posting. I'm afraid I would lose interest and then just never post again. It does seem like an excellent learning tool though.
  2. Nolafus
    November 15th, 2013 02:21 AM
    I have to force myself sometimes to do it because it's not really something I enjoy doing. Typing out the same welcome speech over and over again can get boring, and I have been doing it less and less, but I should probably do it some more. I want to try to convey a new message of "We're all trying to learn, so let's learn together!" with FF&W, but I have no clue how to go about it. As long as you're trying you'll be fine, but people just seem scared to post and I must admit I'm running out of ideas. I want to remodel that space that just says "Come post your stories here" or something, but apparently there's a bug and I can't access it.

    I'm not worried about my skill as a writer because I'm constantly looking for new ways to improve. I think the second I've become "good enough" at writing is the day I should be worried. I think you're right. When you're confident, you're more likely to try out new techniques and improve overall, but if you're insecure, then you don't take those risks and don't really improve.
  3. Nolafus
    November 15th, 2013 12:36 AM
    I've been working at greeting new members with the introduction threads. Encouraging them to ask questions if they have them and just overall trying to be a good presence. It has been brought to my attention a couple times that FF&W itself is an extremely intimidating section to post in. Even regulars in the Roleplay Lounge don't post there because they feel scared to. I've been trying to break down the wall that surrounds me first because I figured people might think "Hey, that section seems pretty scary, but the mod is friendly, so how bad can it be?"

    I've talked with a couple other writing mods in other forums who are too scared to even post their own work in their own section. I've been assured that it's not about skill, but rather attitude. Being good at writing is just nice because it shows that you have more than a passing interest. If it's one thing I know I have, it's a good attitude. :D
  4. Nolafus
    November 14th, 2013 11:31 PM
    I'm confident in my writing abilities, and even more confident in my ability to be moderator. I know what I have to work on and I have a plan to increase activity. I guess the thing I'm having trouble with is that new people are now seeing me as an intimidating authority figure. Just like how I used to see moderators when I first joined. I'm just trying to think of ways to break down that wall.

    I kind of expected my story to get a huge bump in views. The thing I was nervous about was not meeting the expectations that some people might have had. It kind of stinks because now people expect me to be one of the best writers on here. Oh well, even more motivation to improve, right? I can only get better.
  5. Nolafus
    November 14th, 2013 11:12 PM
    There are plenty of writers on here that keep reminding me how much I have to improve on. I must admit, one of the first questions I asked when promoted was if my writing was good enough to be moderator. I was extremely nervous when I saw my story had gained a couple hundred views in a couple days. I just kept thinking, "crap!".
  6. Nolafus
    November 14th, 2013 10:25 PM
    It bothers me a little bit because that makes it seem like I'm the best writer on this forum. I know I'm decent at writing, but I'm no where near the best. I know I have a lot to learn before I can even consider myself as one of the best writers on here.
  7. Nolafus
    November 14th, 2013 09:24 PM
    I go to chit chat and polls sometimes...

    I must admit it's a little daunting, especially when a couple people keep referring to you as "the god of literature".
  8. Nolafus
    November 10th, 2013 11:53 AM
    Thanks! It was a big surprise. Now I get to try my hand at breathing some life back into FF&W. :D
  9. Perplexity
    November 10th, 2013 08:30 AM
    Not bad. You?
  10. Perplexity
    November 10th, 2013 07:32 AM
    Nope, because if I met him, he wouldn't be a stranger anymore. :3

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  • About The Prince of Sweet Sorrow
    The following personality type pretty much sums me up:

    INTJ stands for Introvert, iNtuitive, Thinking, Judging

    To outsiders, INTJs may appear to project an aura of "definiteness", of self-confidence. This self-confidence, sometimes mistaken for simple arrogance by the less decisive, is actually of a very specific rather than a general nature; its source lies in the specialized knowledge systems that most INTJs start building at an early age. When it comes to their own areas of expertise -- and INTJs can have several -- they will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not they can help you, and if so, how. INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don't know.

    INTJs are perfectionists, with a seemingly endless capacity for improving upon anything that takes their interest. What prevents them from becoming chronically bogged down in this pursuit of perfection is the pragmatism so characteristic of the type: INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion "Does it work?" to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake.

    INTJs are known as the "Systems Builders" of the types, perhaps in part because they possess the unusual trait combination of imagination and reliability. Whatever system an INTJ happens to be working on is for them the equivalent of a moral cause to an INF(eeling)J; both perfectionism and disregard for authority may come into play, as INTJs can be unsparing of both themselves and the others on the project. Anyone considered to be slacking or incompetent, including superiors, will lose their respect -- and will generally be made aware of this; INTJs have also been known to take it upon themselves to implement critical decisions without consulting their supervisors or co-workers. On the other hand, they do tend to be scrupulous and even-handed about recognizing the individual contributions that have gone into a project, and have a gift for seizing opportunities which others might not even notice.

    In the broadest terms, what INTJs "do" tends to be what they "know". Typical INTJ career choices are in the sciences and engineering, but they can be found wherever a combination of intellect and incisiveness are required (e.g., law, some areas of academia). INTJs can rise to management positions when they are willing to invest time in marketing their abilities as well as enhancing them, and (whether for the sake of ambition or the desire for privacy) many also find it useful to learn to simulate some degree of surface conformism in order to mask their inherent unconventionality.

    Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ's Achilles heel. While they are capable of caring deeply for others (usually a select few), and are willing to spend a great deal of time and effort on a relationship, the knowledge and self-confidence that make them so successful in other areas can suddenly abandon or mislead them in interpersonal situations.

    This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals; for instance, they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation (which most types consider half the fun of a relationship). To complicate matters, INTJs are usually extremely private people, and can often be naturally impassive as well, which makes them easy to misread and misunderstand. Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense. :-) This sometimes results in a peculiar naivete', paralleling that of many Fs -- only instead of expecting inexhaustible affection and empathy from a romantic relationship, the INTJ will expect inexhaustible reasonability and directness.

    Probably the strongest INTJ assets in the interpersonal area are their intuitive abilities and their willingness to "work at" a relationship. Although as Ts they do not always have the kind of natural empathy that many Fs do, the Intuitive function can often act as a good substitute by synthesizing the probable meanings behind such things as tone of voice, turn of phrase, and facial expression. This ability can then be honed and directed by consistent, repeated efforts to understand and support those they care about, and those relationships which ultimately do become established with an INTJ tend to be characterized by their robustness, stability, and good communications.
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