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Diary time! *w*
I'm going to use this blog to keep personal as well as public plans and ideas, or announcements if I need them.
July 24, 2017 at 11:20pm
July 24, 2017 at 11:20pm
#916088
Hi everyone, just felt like making a short journal entry. Everything's going ok for me right now. I always seem to feel a bit mixed up about whatever events are going on in my life but I feel like in a few days things will probably be back to normal and I won't feel as stressed out as much.

There are probably people who know that I had presences elsewhere, mostly for drawing that might wonder what happened to me since I took most of my accounts down. My relationship with the internet really is very love-hate, and lately I realized that the emphasis I put on drawing was starting to drain my own mental health. I don't think I get what I need out of being public with drawing. The strain of trying to categorize and market myself and my work was a constant dead end, both for myself and everyone I talked to. The only thing I could imagine doing with my own brand of work is to remain strictly underground or try out publication in other countries, but at that point I get even less feedback and it still doesn't change the fact that drawing really tires me out. I don't think as it stands that I get anything healthy other than a shot of attention from posting online. Combined with a developing anxious issue I really don't think I can focus on any drawing community.

That being said, I'd still like to be at WDC for now. I mostly browse. Even in writing form, my bathroom-oriented work feels inappropriate and strange. I get anxious even thinking about posting or adding to interactive stories. The idea that I get so many ideas but just don't feel right putting them down is such a huge pain. And I hate even trying to manage a single identity for myself...There might come a time when this account vanishes into thin air, too. I don't even know how to stop that from happening. It's so rare for anything to feel right when it comes to what should be a hobby, or at least when it comes to sharing it.

Well, in any case, sometimes I think of opening yet another account if ever I wanted to write seriously, but I doubt I'll do that. I'll keep this one a bit more bathroom oriented as I have before. It's one way to relieve stress, but there's quite a few other sources of stress building up, hobby-wise.

Does anyone have any suggestions or requests for me to write about? I'm fine in hearing them out. I have a strong emphasis on originality and I don't prefer official characters, but I'm trying to view it as my own "What-if" scenario. Out-of-character is a serious no-no for me, so much that I'm afraid of committing it myself. But I could try various things. Tell me if you have any ideas or if I should edit my interactive story, or anything really. Feel free to mail me or comment to me if you'd like.
April 26, 2017 at 5:41am
April 26, 2017 at 5:41am
#909882
Hi everyone, thought I would try posting another blog entry.

I've enjoyed my time at WDC so far. Normally I'm used to joining sites for sharing art, but not writing until now. I'm glad I took a chance on it though, and the premium membership also felt worth it.

I often get ideas for my stories very frequently, and I'd like to jot them down quicker. But sometimes I suppose I feel a bit held back. I'd like to really try to be myself here as much as possible, but I feel self-conscious about my work. I think most who are reading this right now know that I really like writing about the bathroom and those sort of topics, but I hate to think it's all I could be known for. It's a part of me that I have to explore, but feels really embarrassing to have that part be the majority of my representation.

I hope I'm not overthinking everything. I'd gladly try to write new stories, but I hope that if anyone looks at a more generalized story, they wouldn't be put off by my 'potty-pants' collection or my interactive story. I'm just going to try to trust that people will have open minds and that there shouldn't be any trouble.

As for my impression of others here, a few users have been very nice to me ^^ though I'm not sure if I should link here or even how to link properly. As for the interactive stories I've visited, what I'd like to suggest is putting a little bit more effort into some of the stories. I realize we're all mainly interested in one subject here, but that can't be all there is to a story.

Suggestions for Interactive Story chapter writers
- Develop the situation! I've seen so many single or double sentence entries and it hurts me inside. It sometimes seems a character will have a great opening by the previous author, only to be continued by someone who'll give a scant few lines of narration or dialogue followed by a choice that treads the same ground as the last ones. What I suggest for writers who fall into this category is to not be afraid of adding new things to the story, or the effort that one has to take when adding new things to a story.
- Forge ahead! This is something I'd like to do more myself, which is to really try to direct 'my' portion of stories into a direction I'd like, or one that I think everyone would like, a diverse situation. I notice that sometimes the situation will languish while a few different writers play tennis with the remaining choices, furthering nothing about the story. What I suggest for writers who fall into this category is to try to tell us something new about the overall situation, and then build a bridge for us readers to that point.

I have other concerns but I do realize a lot of these interactive stories were written years ago, half of the writers either ending up being suspended, deleted or just away from the site. But for those reading this now, why don't we start our own wave of stories and such?

Anyway! That being said, what would you like me to write more about? I have plenty of ideas, but I'm saving some of them to illustrate, since I'd love to be more of a storybook artist or a comic artist, and a lot of ideas I want to reserve for that. But in the meantime, if there's any sort of story (potty-related or not) I'd really like to hear about it. I'm going to try to be a bit more open with my ideas, and just write em down as they come out, if possible. I'm also sort of afraid to attempt to make more humorous, joke-y posts since I'm not sure everyone will get my sense of humor or references. But we'll see! What would you like to see more from me? Feel free to comment or mail me!

Extra: By the way, I'm interested in learning how to write about potty stuff or other stuff in any form, but also in your language! I'd love to learn about this stuff in other languages ^^

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