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  • #55290
    A Kitchen Sink
    @hgm_barnes18

    So, um, hey, hi guys, hi.

    First things first, I didn’t realize I’d be stuck with the @ name I stupidly chose originally, and now ’m, uh, stuck with it, so… yeah. I’m @HGMbarnes18, that sounds smart, doesn’t it. -_- Obviously not as edgy and enigmatic and pretentious as I’d like. Okay, on to the intro, I guess.

    I’m Hannah, a random teenage girl who loves to read and write. I’d actually been looking for writing encouragement for quite some time, and I discovered StoryEmbers a while ago. Anyway, I finally decided to say hello to all the lovely people here, so, hai there.

    I am a… confusing person. And confused. But that’s just life. I don’t know what I am, exactly. Still trying to figure life out. I mean, obviously I’m human, though I’m supposed to be the “coldest human” as an INTJ (I’m also proud of this because 0.8% of females are INTJ, so that’s cool). I really love analyzing the MBTI types and what certain traits mean… when I was writing this, I had to edit out a bunch of MBTI mumbo-jumbo that I was spewing, because I’ve spent hours researching it.

    As a person, I am not very chatty in real life, though on the Internet I suppose I can ramble forever if it’s about something I love. I’m socially awkward and too many people can freak me out, so thank Merciful Domi for the Internet! (That’s just a book reference and a joke, okay, I’m not in some cult to a weird false god.) As you can probably tell, I’m very good at being random and rambling, as my few but trusty friends can attest. Not that I don’t want to make more friends, of course. X)

    Okay. Some of my favorite things are…

    Books. My favorite stand-alone novel is The Book Thief (Markus Zusak), my favorite series (currently) is Arc of a Scythe (Neal Shusterman), and my favorite authors are Brandon Sanderson and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    Movies. I especially love Marvel movies (The Winter Soldier is my favorite, plus I just love Bucky) and anything by Christopher Nolan (especially Inception).

    Music. Besides my favorites— TØP, NF, Cavetown, Imagine Dragons, Hamilton, Coldplay— I like 80’s music, scores and soundtracks, and a lot of random, obscure artists.

    Twenty One Pilots, aka ukulele screamo trash, which gets its own category because it’s the best band ever. Stay Alive. |-/

    I also love dark chocolate, sarcasm, wasting time on YouTube, participating in theological/philosophical/political debates (as long as they’re civil and rational), and correcting people’s grammar.

    As far as my own writing goes, I write a lot of different things. I like to experiment with different styles of writing and formats based off what I read, as well as different genres or ideas. I generally write lots of speculative fiction; mainly futuristic dystopian sci-fi, and a good bit of fantasy. I also sometimes write contemporary fiction, but I can get bored with writing realistically— I mean, books are where I go to escape that! XD

    My goal in writing is pretty much what I once said in a spoken word poem (which I never actually spoke to anyone but myself): “It’s just so much easier to write; | to put my words onto the page and fight | off the feelings I hate with the truth and the light.” In writing, I seek to do that in a God-honoring way, because “the truth I know often contradicts with what I feel”. But truth must prevail, nonetheless.

    Besides your average novel, I love writing poetry in all different forms and styles (including what is probably my favorite; a Great Gatsby inspired story-poem at nearly 1600 words). I also sometimes write raps (I have a lot of those) or songs, flash fiction, and the occasional short story— the longest I’ve done is a seven-part short story series that I’m now working on turning into a novel.

    And now this introduction to me has turned into a novel, as well, because once I get going on the things I love, I can never stop… my apologies, frens. Have a wonderful day, and Stay Inspired.

    "If you called out to the void loud enough... hard enough... would the void answer back?"

    #55295
    Buddy J.
    @wordsmith

    @hgm_barnes18

    Hey there Hannah! I go by Wordsmith here…

    I’m not 100% sure how to continue so I’ll say this:

    I am an ENTJ… which I guess is the extroverted version of your own. And you don’t sound cold at all.

    I think you’ll find this group really welcoming, and there will be lots of encouragement.

    Welcome to Story Embers!

    Published author, reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!

    #55296
    Hedges
    @h-jones

    Hello, Hannah! Welcome to the forums!! Super glad to have you. Wryness/dryness is probably one of my favorite qualities in a person, so you have now officially succeeded in being approved of by another Emberling. Good for you! Have some confetti!

    Ah, an INTJ! 😀 I used to think I was an INTJ, but I actually think that isn’t really true now. Ah, well, I’m not as cool as I thought I was. *shrug* To make matters worse, I don’t even think I’m a cool, edgy Introvert. I’m just a socially awkward extravert. Blegh. Not the best combo, I’ll tell you that much. Doesn’t come out much on the interwebs though, so yeah, I feel you on that level. xD

    I really like your goal in writing bit. 🙂

    TWENTY ONE PILOTS! YES! *fierce high-fiving*

    Rap and poetry is a yes. I would love to read your Great Gatsby poem!! I actually just finished something similar – a story-poem based off Jack and the Beanstalk. That’s really neato. P:

    Again, welcome. Also, join the Avensbeckers, if you ever decide to pop into a guild.

    Married a blacksmith, and now frequently uses his knowledge for writing fantasy.

    #55298
    I, David
    @i-david

    @hgm_barnes18 “Few yet trusty?” XD

    Also… *whispers* you stole my quote.

    Four
    INFP
    songwriter

    #55302
    A Kitchen Sink
    @hgm_barnes18

    @wordsmith nice to meet you!


    @h-jones
    thanks for the welcome; a fellow TOP-fan is always approved of. XD I would be happy to share my poem… here’s a link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PKm2nTRnwN1Ox4pzV2m_f62sGGZwXTEK0Pv0Zw38wOw/edit?usp=sharing

    "If you called out to the void loud enough... hard enough... would the void answer back?"

    #55303
    A Kitchen Sink
    @hgm_barnes18

    @hgm_barnes18 “Few yet trusty?” XD Also… *whispers* you stole my quote.

    @i-david few and maybe not so trusty after all… XP *whispers back* No, I didn’t steal it, it’s not yours.

    "If you called out to the void loud enough... hard enough... would the void answer back?"

    #55306
    I, David
    @i-david

    @hgm_barnes18 Deny it all you want, but it’s always been mine, and you know it. 😛

    Also, owch. Maybe I need to take you off SNAT just to be safe, now… XD

    Four
    INFP
    songwriter

    #55314
    A Kitchen Sink
    @hgm_barnes18

    @i-david *inhales* So funny. *tries to come up with some project to use as tantalizing blackmail or something* *fails*

    "If you called out to the void loud enough... hard enough... would the void answer back?"

    #55316
    Buddy J.
    @wordsmith

    @hgm_barnes18

    What’s your favorite part of the writing process?

    Published author, reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!

    #55318
    Hedges
    @h-jones

    @hgm_barnes18 *spits out tea*

    Holy cow, that poem is amazing.

    Married a blacksmith, and now frequently uses his knowledge for writing fantasy.

    #55322
    I, David
    @i-david

    @h-jones They all are, but she’ll never admit it. XD

    Four
    INFP
    songwriter

    #55432
    A Kitchen Sink
    @hgm_barnes18

    @wordsmith I think my favorite aspect of writing (and reading) is the characters, so my favorite part of the process is probably when a character can become a real person. It just gives such a cool connection to have my characters become real and become my friends. 🙂 What about you?

    "If you called out to the void loud enough... hard enough... would the void answer back?"

    #55434
    A Kitchen Sink
    @hgm_barnes18

    @h-jones thank you so much. 🙂


    @i-david
    *squint-glares* Not true, they aren’t all.

    "If you called out to the void loud enough... hard enough... would the void answer back?"

    #55435
    Buddy J.
    @wordsmith

    @hgm_barnes18

    I am character driven for sure. Almost every story I write starts with a character who I want to see come to life, and put them in an action which kinda just drops them in a setting that slowly develops along with my character. So I love creating a character and bringing them to life… but it may not be my favorite part.

    I really like writing action. Action is what drives so much of my story… from description to character stuff. It’s what I put my blood into. Painting beautiful pictures. This means that my stories my lack plot depth… but I work really hard to put the reader in the scene, with vivid prose. That is my favorite part. And then the characters fall right into that.

     

    Published author, reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!

    #55436
    A Kitchen Sink
    @hgm_barnes18

    @wordsmith

    That’s really cool. 😀 What’s your favorite genre to work with?

    "If you called out to the void loud enough... hard enough... would the void answer back?"

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