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Published on April 16, 2004 By Teegstar In Blogging
One of the things I like best about JoeUser is being able to read all the stuff the other JUs have written. I like reading snippets of other people's life and thoughts and often feeling a kinship with people who are total strangers. And for those of you who are reading this and thinking to yourself "Teegstar...? I haven't seen that name in the forums very often" it's usually because when it comes to topics that interest or move me enough for me to want to reply, I begin pondering the topic and I can't sum up what I'm thinking in the polite three or four lines that most comments run for. Rest assured though, my fellow JUs, that I'm around and reading.

What's interesting for me though is to read what you guys have written and build up a perception of you... and then a passing comment will bring down my carefully constructed dossier down in one fell swoop. I think it's mostly bloggers like JeremyG, DanK and Captain Cornbread who I originally envisaged as.... you're going to laugh.... guys in their mid-twenties or early thirties, only to discover they're high school kids! Which then makes me change the way I read their stuff. I don't know if that's fair -- and one thing I have appreciated the Internet for in the past is the credibility it can give you -- but it's true.

I began blogging because I wanted to have a little bit of cyberspace to myself that I could control. I wanted to be able to pour my heart out into a void where it could be read by anyone... but preferably by people who didn't know me or my situation. In some ways that would still be cool, because now when I go to write I'm always mindful of who is going to read it. However the long and the short of it is that along with acquiring my own piece of the net, I've been able to experience life with all manner of interesting people. Even if I'm completely wrong about them at first!

Iron men make good chick magnets,

Teegst*r

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on Apr 16, 2004
Only if the chicks are magnetic!

It's important to know who the author is, because it tells you so much more about where they are coming from, and most defnitely helps you formulate an opinion of your own!

I am glad you are around, i enjoy your creative writing!

BAM!!!
on Apr 16, 2004
I think ur a jerk 4 judging me cuz of my age. Thats stupid of u and kids think as well as adults neway.

I'm kidding. You're a great writer, keep it up:)

~Dan
on Apr 16, 2004

Reply #2 By: Dan Kaschel - 4/16/2004 11:38:13 PM
I think ur a jerk 4 judging me cuz of my age. Thats stupid of u and kids think as well as adults neway


ARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!! That stuff drives me NUTS!!!!!!
Dan...thank you for being you. Somewhat arrogant, slightly pompous at times...but you never type like that or spout ridiculous nonsense, which I am more grateful for than you will ever know...ever. Don't ever change Dan, no matter what I say or what anyone else says. I love you just the way you are....sensible, intelligent..just Dan.
on Apr 16, 2004
()<---hug for Dharma....you're a pimp.

Wait, Jeremy is a teen?

Trinitie
on Apr 17, 2004
Hey~I haven't read any of your blogs yet, but I'll be on the look out for your stuff now: I thought what you wrote here was really cool. And you are right~one of the coolest things about JU is reading things by other bloggers, and finding out that there are folks out there that might feel sorta like you do, or even have a vastly different opinion that you suddenly can see more clearly, and have a lot more respect for. As far as the names you mentioned here: I started reading Capt. Cornbread my very first day on JU. I knew he was a teen though, because the blogs of his I read were all about high school, etc. Anyway, turns out the dude is a VERY gifted poet! He just recently posted some poems (check them out ASAP if you really enjoy his work), and I am totally impressed. That somebody that young can write with so much humility and wisdom (yeah, his spelling is not always so hot~but he already knows that anyway). I think some folks might miss a really talented poet if they can't bring themselves to get beyond the fact that he is STILL in high school. That's not such a fair deal.

A lot of young folks on JU are really talented. Tangled Wishes is an awesome poet~her poems are so very beautiful and wise beyond her years (I think she's 19). And the same goes for Capt. Cornbread. He might still be in high school, but should we automatically think that means he can't possibly be a good blogger? Because he's just too young to really know anything profound about life yet? Because the dude's poetry has impressed me to no end! So thanks for writing this~it's a really cool blog. And I'm gonna try and find some other things by you soon, and give those a long peek too. KEEP BLOGGING!

~MadPoet

P.S. I just posted a blog today all about Anne Frank~another amazing example of somebody being perceptive and wise beyond their young years. She truly inspires me.
on Apr 18, 2004
i know, i think it was unfair of me to change the way i approached the young guys' stuff because of their age... but it's something i realised in myself.

hypocrite that i am, for the record i should probably point out that i'm only 20 myself, a mere child when compared with most of the people skipping round our fair blue planet
on Apr 18, 2004
are you a guy or a girl?

Trinitie
on Apr 18, 2004
"ARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!! That stuff drives me NUTS!!!!!!Dan...thank you for being you. Somewhat arrogant, slightly pompous at times...but you never type like that or spout ridiculous nonsense, which I am more grateful for than you will ever know...ever. Don't ever change Dan, no matter what I say or what anyone else says. I love you just the way you are....sensible, intelligent..just Dan."

Thanks Dharmagrl:) I'll do my very best not to.

I assumed that it was a guy, Trin, but I don't know why.

~Dan
on Apr 18, 2004
Jeremy's in his mid to late twenties, I do believe.

You're welcome Dan....and I meant every word of what I said.
on Apr 19, 2004
oh, my apologies to jeremy -- but only if he has a problem with age as i seem to

trin, i'm a girl. i think i like the fact you were't sure... hopefully my stuff appeals to both genders. like age, i think gender does affect people's perceptions of others. i'd like to think i have universal appeal though! probably a pipe dream.
on Apr 19, 2004
hah! Dan was wrong.

hehehe

Trinitie
on Apr 19, 2004
"hah! Dan was wrong."

That's one of my pet peeves... I sometimes wonder if people are somehow able to look over the fact that I'm wrong constantly and thus derive enormous pleasure and satisfaction with seeing me incorrect.

W/e floats ur bote:)

~Dan
on Apr 19, 2004
Personally, I dont think I would ever place a poem on here, for the simple fact that they are too long. Granted that, Oak Of The Dying is a tad bit long too, but its a short piece of fiction so yeah... I dont really form ideas of ppl on here, I read their work its it interest me if it doesnt it doesnt, Im open minded to many things, I guess thats why Trin said I have such a transparancy of the soul or something like that. Anyway blog on.

Adios
on Apr 19, 2004
I'm 28, and I stay young by acting childish when the mood strikes, rather than supressing it!     Awwwwwww yeaaaaaaa!
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