#51 Edited by TheHT (12559 posts) -

Well shit.

You are all beautiful people.

#52 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12010 posts) -

@legion_: Good luck with the screenplay! I've written a couple novels, and while those are pretty different from writing screenplays, creating an entire, cohesive/compelling narrative ain't easy.

#53 Edited by Sanj (2725 posts) -

Here's one more secret of mine...

I'm Batman.

OK, ok, I'm not. Pretend you didn't hear that.

#54 Posted by MikeW1980UK (97 posts) -

OK...

I have a lot of the same social problems as others on this thread.

If I have trouble sleeping, I have internal conversations with people I know but never met, celebs, Giant Bomb staff, etc.

For about 3 years now I haven't cared what the GB staff think about games. Ever since Jeff game Batman AC 5 stars but seemed to talk negatively about it.

My porn preference has gone a little Randy Marsh. Normal stuff isn't doing it.

When I use the toilet, I can't sit on the seat. I have to sit on the bowl.

Now you know my shame.

#55 Edited by rmanthorp (4290 posts) -

You guys are the best!

This place is the best.

<>

Moderator
#56 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (6344 posts) -

I'd like to point out just how beautiful it is that complete strangers united as one community on a video game site can be compelled to share such personal things and then be greeted by such positive reinforcement and support. It's not even confined to just this thread. It's the forums at large here. I've seen some pretty serious stuff discussed in this community over the years and for the most part it's usually handled relatively well. I'd just like to say I'm proud to be a fellow duder.

#57 Edited by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

@rebel_scum : Really I wouldnt lie about this stuff , I tend to be honest in my post even if my answers arent popuar :/ and yeah thats me on the avatar ... with shorter hair at least.

#58 Posted by pyromagnestir (4386 posts) -

I could probably quote about half the comments in here and say "This."

But how bout I go a step further and say that the only place I've ever really felt comfortable interacting and kinda being myself is on this website, because it has so many users who I can relate to and seem pretty damn cool.

#59 Posted by ConfusedOwl (1037 posts) -

@seikenfreak: Thank you very sharing duder, I really appreciate it. That's sort of what I'm afraid will happen, me just kind of sitting there the whole night not really having a good time, but at the same time like @hatking mentioned, I want to go in the hopes that maybe I'll break out of this shell I've created and have a great time. The unfortunate part is that it would be hard to remove myself from the situation if I do end up not having fun because the party is being held at a farm. Everyone will be staying over for the night sleeping in tents, and since my driver is also going to the party I would have to stay the night regardless. I suppose I could just go to sleep sooner then everyone else haha. I also feel I need to try Alcohol once in my life even if I do end up hating it, just to see what all the fuss is about!

#60 Posted by Village_Guy (2792 posts) -

I love you guys, you are my best friends, since I don't really have any in real life. But honestly I don't care, I have no need for spending time with other people - and they kinda freak me out and make me feel sick or bad most of the time.

#61 Posted by SMTDante89 (2750 posts) -

There was a time in my life I just didn't care whether I lived or died. I was sick of just about everything there was in life. There were too many people that bothered me in school. Life at home wasn't quite the greatest but looking back it really wasn't that bad. During the darkest times, I would go so far as to pray that God would just end my life because I just didn't want to handle it anymore. I never did anything drastic or even really imply that I was suicidal, I was just really sad and angry. During the summer between the end of Middle School and High School, something must have changed, because I made strides to get out of that rut in my head and tried to do better and be better, and High School was much better for me as a result (it also helped that many of the bullies I had in Middle School grew up a bit and we were actually on pretty good terms for the next four years)

Many people didn't know that until I acknowledged that that period of my life is a part of me, and perhaps sharing that story could somehow hopefully make someone change their mind about suicide if they were thinking about it. Now I'm quite a bit happier since those days (it's been about ten years now) and though I do have bouts of depression, I try to take steps to get out of it instead of allowing myself to wallow in despair and be stuck there for days or even weeks on end. I have a few anxieties mentioned here as well, but I try to come off as a good sport about everything and use a bit of humor to try to brighten other people's days a bit.

#62 Posted by crusader8463 (14755 posts) -

Lets see. I guess I will just write down what pops into my head as a random train of though. I'm 27. Never had a girlfriend. Still a virgin. Never had any real friends. Living at home with my dad. Up to my eyes in dept. No prospects for any kind of real job. Stuck doing tech support and want to kill myself every day I have to work just to avoid going back to that place. No desire or motivation to obtain a "good job" as nothing looks appealing as a life long carrier that I could actually obtain. I weigh over 500 pounds and due to everything mentioned in this post I have no desire or motivation to get into shape. I have a small penis. I'm extremely lazy. After my mom and my 19 year old cat -that was my first and only pet- died I have been unable to allow myself to open up and feel any kind of emotions/affection for people because I don't want to become attached and have to go through the pain again when they inevitable die, leave my life, or let me down. I'm super depressed despite taking heavy duty antidepressants. I was sexually molested twice as a kid but I have never told anyone about it. Every day that I wake up I curse whatever higher power might be out there for not letting me die in my sleep and for making me go through another day of this life.

But hey. At least I got the internet to let me spend my day looking at pictures of cute kittens! That's something. I guess.

#63 Posted by DeadpanCakes (1112 posts) -

Back in elementary school I made the toughest kid in class cry and freak out in a way that made even the most cynical kid in class (myself) feel bad . Twice. On two separate occasions, with two separate kids.

I brushed off and forgave myself for the encounter with the first one because I was sorta friends with him, but the second one.. We were painting little containers for our dads on Father's Day, and we had the choice for different designs. I was given the wrong one, and this kid that had always tormented me (who happened to sit next to me) got the one I wanted. I managed to switch our containers, and minutes later when he noticed, he angrily accused everyone around him... Everyone but me... Turns out that I had enough of a reputation of being polite and smart that he knew that I would never do anything to hurt anyone, and eventually he began to break down into tears. I was gonna give it back when the teacher came over to see what was wrong. It was then that he started talking about his relationship with his father, and how even when he tried to show his appreciation he was a fuck up. The cherry on the top was the fact that the kid had the same name as me, and that my dad handed off the gift to my brother, almost immediately.

I've never forgotten this, and whenever I meet somebody I have an immediate urge to hate, this is the first thing that pops into my head...

(The above was just setup. There was gonna be more, but after writing the rest and looking at the words on my screen... I guess I'm just not ready to talk about my big secret...)

Anyway, I'm touched by all the honesty and sincerity I've read thus far.. If I didn't see everyone being so forthcoming, I probably would've just made some humorous remark about save scumming...

#64 Posted by Demoskinos (16422 posts) -

Well this thread is fucking cheery.

#65 Edited by Froggles (37 posts) -

My secret, you all promise not to tell any of my family right. Good.

My fiancée and I are getting married in secret in October this year in none other than San Francisco!

We're in the process of sorting it all as I type this! Holidaying in California for 2 weeks from the UK.

So if anyone knows any (cheap) good photographers...

#66 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12010 posts) -

Well this thread is fucking cheery.

You missed the good parts then.

#67 Posted by Ioan-Alexandru (28 posts) -

I'm scared of death and I find it hard to push myself to do anything in life. It's not so much the fact that I will be dead, but the act of dying itself. Whats the purpose of buying nice clothes and perfumes if I will end up decapitated in a car accident, or burned alive, or drowned to death.

And stuff like the korean ferry incident don't help. Those people had perfectly normal lives like all of us, and when they were caught in that ferry all our societal norms and protections didnt do shit for them and they suffered a horrible death (I know drowning itself is said not to be that bad, but the tens of minutes leading to that would have been horrible. The psychological terror they were going thru would be hard to imagine, not to mention how bad it feels not to be able to breathe. A few seconds of calm and bliss as they were dying doesnt make up for all the horror they have been thru).

Stuff like that aswell as any small accident makes it harder and harder for me to enjoy life and to give a shit about anything.

I guess I told a few people about this years ago, and they were telling me the usual stuff like "we should live because this is the only life we get blah-blah" but all I could think is "will they say the same thing as they are burning alive or bleeding to death?"

That's my secret.

#68 Posted by leebmx (2342 posts) -

@crusader8463: Have you ever looked for any help apart from taking anti-depressants? It sounds as if you have been through a hell of a lot. I'm the middle of a session of group therapy which is a difficult and messy process but I feel is helping a lot with my problems. Have you ever had any help of this sort?

#69 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (3790 posts) -

I'm secretly attracted to women who are monstrously tall.

#70 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12010 posts) -

I'm secretly attracted to women who are monstrously tall.

Gasp! We don't like your kind around here, good sir! Tall women, why I never!

#71 Posted by baka_shinji17 (649 posts) -

The only reason I am learning the language is so I can have sex with a Japanese woman. That has yet to happen.

#72 Posted by bemusedchunk (841 posts) -

sega does what nintendon't

#73 Posted by Legion_ (1673 posts) -

@mooseymcman: Thanks man. Yeah, it's tough as hell, but I've gotten a good hold of it now, been writing for a while. At least as far as the skillset goes, writing a story that can actually stand on it's own two feet is the hardest part.

I'm currently reading On Writing by Stephen King, and it's a fantastic book. I've already learned so much, and I'm not even half way true.

He says something a long the lines of that when you write your story, you write it for yourself. When you rewrite it, you write it for everyone else. That's helped me a lot in making a screenplay that results in a film someone would actually want to see.

#74 Edited by fisk0 (5283 posts) -

@hatking said:

I was in middle of typing something pretty heartfelt here, but then got a sobering text from a friend. Man. Rum, huh?

Here's my deep secret: I've become terrified to actually be real with people. The idea of being honest or vulnerable, even with anonymous strangers, makes me uncomfortable. I don't like approaching people. I don't like telling my friends when I'm sad. I don't even like visiting my family because it reminds me of a lot of really unfortunate, honest shit. I have become so attached to humor as a defense mechanism that I don't really remember how to tell people what I'm honestly feeling without making some sardonic jest.

Pretty much this. I guess part of this is because I think I have empathy issues, when my grandfather died and I went to his funeral it just felt incredibly odd not really feeling anything at all about him, among all the crying people. I kept silent throughout the entire thing since I really couldn't figure out how I was supposed to or could behave. I'm kinda afraid that I won't really feel anything when my parents die either, and tend to keep away from other people because I really can't seem to relate to any of them on an emotional level.

That said, I don't really feel like I will outlive my parents either, not because I'm suicidal or anything, but because I generally feel like shit, and I'm strongly doubting my health will stay at a decent level for long, though I don't tend to say anything about it to anyone.

#75 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12010 posts) -

@legion_: Stephen King's about as good a source for info on how to write as any, so you're in good hands!

Though, in the case of writing a screenplay, actually getting someone to produce and film it might be the hardest part (which is not to say that getting books published is easy, given my attempts to bypass the system entirely through self publishing as an ebook (which hasn't worked well)).

#76 Posted by Fredchuckdave (7409 posts) -

The ability to not tell secrets.

#77 Posted by crusader8463 (14755 posts) -

@leebmx said:

@crusader8463: Have you ever looked for any help apart from taking anti-depressants? It sounds as if you have been through a hell of a lot. I'm the middle of a session of group therapy which is a difficult and messy process but I feel is helping a lot with my problems. Have you ever had any help of this sort?

I have looked but never found anything. There's only a few psychiatrists/therapists in my province and they are too far away to go to or are booked up so badly it would be years before they even look at me. All I have is my family doctor and she just treats patients like a revolving door. Come in, prescribe drugs, take the same tests over and over, blame everything on you being fat and if you stopped being fat all your problems would magically go away, then tell ya to come back in a few months to repeat the process. My province has had a major doctor shortage problem for like 10-15 years and it's not gotten any better. You are one of the lucky ones if you even have a family doctor.

#78 Posted by JBG4 (678 posts) -

I have severe diagnosed depression and anxiety disorders. I keep it from most of my friends...

I don't get out much and I don't spend a lot of time with people... I have a daughter that is a toddler and I spend some time with her but most of the time I'm too afraid to get close emotionally with her.

I'm being treated but it's tough... Only a small handful of people know all of those details.

Thanks...

#79 Posted by crusader8463 (14755 posts) -

I'm scared of death and I find it hard to push myself to do anything in life. It's not so much the fact that I will be dead, but the act of dying itself. Whats the purpose of buying nice clothes and perfumes if I will end up decapitated in a car accident, or burned alive, or drowned to death.

And stuff like the korean ferry incident don't help. Those people had perfectly normal lives like all of us, and when they were caught in that ferry all our societal norms and protections didnt do shit for them and they suffered a horrible death (I know drowning itself is said not to be that bad, but the tens of minutes leading to that would have been horrible. The psychological terror they were going thru would be hard to imagine, not to mention how bad it feels not to be able to breathe. A few seconds of calm and bliss as they were dying doesn't make up for all the horror they have been thru).

Stuff like that aswell as any small accident makes it harder and harder for me to enjoy life and to give a shit about anything.

I guess I told a few people about this years ago, and they were telling me the usual stuff like "we should live because this is the only life we get blah-blah" but all I could think is "will they say the same thing as they are burning alive or bleeding to death?"

That's my secret.

I kind of have a similar outlook. For me it's the idea that once we die there is nothingness. So why do anything? Why work to any goal? Why don't we all just die right now because no matter how much or how little we achieve in this life we will inevitably end up as nothingness so there will be no one to remember those things or to have any thought about them.

The only way I get through the day is by just accepting that that stuff is out of our control. All we can do is try to avoid situations that would lead to us encountering that stuff for as long as we can. The only thing everyone has in common is that some day we will all die, and sitting around everyday just thinking about that stuff is pointless. Focus on the now and the near future because that's all we have any control over. Focus on the parts of your life you have a say in and just do your best to ignore the rest.

#80 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2706 posts) -

I have always been willing to listen to anybody that needs somebody to talk to or listen to their problems. In fact I have even pushed people to let out their problems of I could sense something was wrong. They would be appreciative and most of the time would offer me the same thing if I ever needed it.

My issue is I don't like to talk about my problems with anybody. Whenever I do have a issue I don't like to seek out others because I don't want to seem like I'm needy or a pain. I hate bothering people with my stuff so I just bury it and deal on my own.

I want people to be able to depend on me, but I'm afraid of depending on others.

#81 Posted by Chop (2010 posts) -

I have body image issues that have led to eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Working on it though!

#82 Edited by ZolRoyce (1145 posts) -

I'd like to point out just how beautiful it is that complete strangers united as one community on a video game site can be compelled to share such personal things and then be greeted by such positive reinforcement and support. It's not even confined to just this thread. It's the forums at large here. I've seen some pretty serious stuff discussed in this community over the years and for the most part it's usually handled relatively well. I'd just like to say I'm proud to be a fellow duder.

Couldn't agree more, there may be a dust up in the forums here and there but for the most part the people on this forum are some of the nicest sons o' bitches I've ever encountered. There is a reason why there has been many threads created for advice on something, or talking about a situation that has occurred in someones life or emotional and though provoking threads like this. The giantbomb forum family really knows how to come together to give great heartwarming advice and silly 'we all needed that laugh' advice as well.
KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON YOU LOVELY DUDERS YOU.

It's so awesome all of you guys are sharing parts of yourselves on here, doesn't even matter if it's a few paragraphs or just a sentence or two. It's really brave and heartwarming to get it out there and allow all of us to read it. <> I'M NOT CRYING, it's just that someone shot me in the eye with a watergun. FILLED WITH TEARS.

As for myself, hell there is a loooot but one of the things that really effects my life is that I don't have much knowledge of how the world works, not really.
When I was a kid I was sick all of the time, so I was constantly confined to my room or my house, I was allergic to tons of stuff, had asthma, the type that you have to go to the hospital for and get hooked up to a machine to breath for you.
So for the majority of my young life I didn't get out in the world often, and my mom was very protective of me (and I don't say that to blame her, it's just how things were.) and that all lead to me not experiencing the world. I was hardly ever at school and when I was there I had missed out on so much I had no clue what was going on or how to catch up so I would fake being sick just so I could go home.
And that stretched out beyond school, I didn't understand my classes, I didn't understand basic social norms from hardly having any friends, and I got used to hanging back and having my parents figure everything out for me in my life because I didn't know any better. But as I got older my parents always assumed I was picking up how to live life on the same rate as everyone else but I never was.
I didn't understand how getting a job worked, I didn't understand driving, didn't understand buses or banks or healthcare stuff, how tools worked and if I ever tried to get involved with anything I would always have to ask people so many questions I was usually just told to leave or that they would do whatever it was for me because it would just be easier.

Now as life has gone on I've got a bit better, I dropped out of school due to missing so much of it and a I found an adult school program that let me finished what I missed which is great. But I still have so little understanding on how to get the rest of my life going, and without understanding I'm afraid. I'm terrified of going for something without knowing what it is and how it works 100% and so I'm just terrified of life, terrified of interacting with people, getting my drivers license, getting a job, talking to girls, figuring out how the hell a bank account works, any of it, all of it.

But at home I feel safe, I know how home works, so I stick to the nothingness I'm letting my life become. But I know I need to change things. My moms mental and physical health is going, my sisters mental and physical health is going, my dad is sharp as ever but I feel so guilty knowing he has to support all of this and me while I don't do anything. And I can never tell him how I feel because I let people assume I'm as knowledge as they are about the world even though I'm not.

#83 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19824 posts) -

I don't have any. I make no secret of how pathetic I am or what I spend my time doing. I don't see the point in secrets when I haven't cared what others have thought of me for a long while now. Then again, it's easy to be saying that when the only time I would have the opportunity to disclose a "secret" is on the internet since I don't converse with anyone in real life.

Having no secrets of my own is another way in which I'm a boring person compared to everyone else here.

I guess the lowest thing concerning myself is that if I didn't have access to video games, I would think very seriously about killing myself (more than I have in the past, at least), but I don't make that a secret, either.

#84 Posted by Cyrus_Saren (553 posts) -

I have severe anxiety and tend to get major depression. This makes it tough for me to go and be productive in life. I got my associate's degree in IT from an online school which I am currently seeing as a waste of time. I am massively in debt because of going to this school and I cannot get hired because I have no job experience. Even if I were to get hired somewhere, I worry if I would even be able to go since it is hard for me to be social. My anxiety is bad enough that I get nervous just posting something on the net (whether it is here or somewhere else).

I tried taking medication for my anxiety but I suffered from some severe side effects and I refuse to try anything else. While I have been making strides on it getting better on my own, it is something I still struggle with. None of this would be too big of an issue if I was still by myself but I am not; I have a girlfriend and we have a baby with another on the way. I know that I need to provide for them (which is the reason I went into college in the first place) but all of my problems has made it very difficult. I also tend to have a lot of thoughts on things not working out with my girlfriend because of my lack of getting a job and anxiety which further irritates my problems.

So, yeah, those are some of my main big secret(s) and what I am comfortable enough to divulge. Depression, anxiety, and seeing everything as a waste. Apologies if this is hard to read but this whole thing was a big train of thought.

#85 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2706 posts) -

@zolroyce: duder I may not know a lot about the world but of you need help with some of the basics (like bank accounts) go ahead an ask us! I'm sure plenty of us are still figuring life out.

#86 Posted by big_jon (6180 posts) -

Don't really have one aside from some medical side effects do to my Chron's disease which I don't get into with anyone because they're embarrassing and I think most people are not interested in knowing them.

As far as socially embarrassing things like being a huge nerd who plays tons of video games and takes online shooter's pretty serious, playing Warhammer 40k, and reading Halo books, I'm not too shy about that.

#87 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5392 posts) -

I don't know where to begin. I thought about copy-pasta'ing several replies in this thread because they sound like someone describing me. I guess I'll just try and keep it somewhat condensed and say I spend virtually all my time alone aside from seeing some family on a semi-regular basis. Don't really have what I would describe as "close" friends (or friends in general I guess) anymore, but I stop and think about it (which I can do quite a bit of considering the whole being alone thing and all that) and I'm not sure I ever did. Don't really know how to even begin to connect with people. I tend to keep to myself mostly because it's easier I guess.

I feel I've gotten used to it all and I just don't care anymore. On very rare occasions it does get to me and I wish I wasn't so comfortable with how things are. I'd be lying if I said thoughts of suicide didn't pop up once in a blue moon whenever I hit a slump for lack of a better word. Yuuuuuuuuuuuuup. Man...

I think I'll go play some Warframe or something. Yeah, I'll just go do that.

#88 Posted by dudeglove (9425 posts) -

I'm secretly attracted to women who are monstrously tall.

what, like the Game of Thrones lady?

#89 Edited by EuanDewar (5155 posts) -

I'm actually struggling to think of something. Which either means that I'm living a healthily honest life or I'm just fucking boring.

Maybe that's my secret.

#90 Posted by Dimi3je (432 posts) -

I have a sexual fetish I have not told anyone about. Nothing too extreme, but the fact has weirdly influenced all of my past relationships, and not in a good way.

#92 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1645 posts) -

If I told you all then it wouldn't be a secret now, would it?

#93 Posted by 49th (3114 posts) -

I just ordered 2 large pizzas for myself. I ordered two so I would have leftovers because cold pizza is the best. I have one week to write a 10000 word report for my final year of university. The pizza helps me forget.

#94 Posted by Demoskinos (16422 posts) -

@mooseymcman: I probably did because I had to leave for work before I could read everything.

#95 Posted by Legion_ (1673 posts) -

@mooseymcman: Yeah I'm not looking forward to selling this thing. The rejection can be crushing. I've gotten a lot of good feedback from a couple of interested parties already though.

#96 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1997 posts) -

@fisk0 said:

@hatking said:

I was in middle of typing something pretty heartfelt here, but then got a sobering text from a friend. Man. Rum, huh?

Here's my deep secret: I've become terrified to actually be real with people. The idea of being honest or vulnerable, even with anonymous strangers, makes me uncomfortable. I don't like approaching people. I don't like telling my friends when I'm sad. I don't even like visiting my family because it reminds me of a lot of really unfortunate, honest shit. I have become so attached to humor as a defense mechanism that I don't really remember how to tell people what I'm honestly feeling without making some sardonic jest.

Pretty much this. I guess part of this is because I think I have empathy issues, when my grandfather died and I went to his funeral it just felt incredibly odd not really feeling anything at all about him, among all the crying people. I kept silent throughout the entire thing since I really couldn't figure out how I was supposed to or could behave. I'm kinda afraid that I won't really feel anything when my parents die either, and tend to keep away from other people because I really can't seem to relate to any of them on an emotional level.

That said, I don't really feel like I will outlive my parents either, not because I'm suicidal or anything, but because I generally feel like shit, and I'm strongly doubting my health will stay at a decent level for long, though I don't tend to say anything about it to anyone.

I lost two family members, my father died when I was 16 and one of my sisters died 2 years ago. For neither of them I really felt anything. With my father I was in shock for a day or so because what happend happend really sudden and I was younger, but when he died I was oddly emotionless about it. With my sister I just acknowleged the fact that she is dead. I got really good at faking emotions over the years just because I feel like that's what's expected from me. On the other hand I can cry like a little girl when I'm alone and watch a sad movie.

#97 Posted by RonGalaxy (3682 posts) -

I am D.B. Cooper.

#98 Posted by leebmx (2342 posts) -

@crusader8463: I am really sorry to hear that mate. I live in the London in the UK (are you in Canada - you talk about provinces?) and after a bit of a wait I managed to get some counselling treatment. I would really get yourself on any waiting list you can -you never know what will come up. Obviously you know much better than me what the healthcare situation is in your area but you need to do everything you can to get some help.

I really understand how difficult it can be to get self motivated when you are feeling so down, but finding a good therapist/group can make a real difference and I would urge you to explore every angle you can. I don't want to make you feel even worse if you can't get help by telling you about the services I can access, but this group, despite in no way being a cure (what is that?) has been so useful in ways I wasn't expecting.

Its not always supportive, there are disputes and arguments ( I walked out a few weeks ago because I was feeling so uncomfortable) and it is not a fuzzy team there to provide hugs and pats on the back. However there is something extraordinary about having that level of emotional interaction with a group of people, especially if you are spending a lot of time wrapped up in your own thoughts. If you find an oppourtunity then grab it. I think talking is the only way to achieve some peace and understanding, drugs are only there to provide maintenance.

I really wish you all the best, it sounds as if things have been very tough, and I reiterate that you should grab every oppourtunity you can ( I don't just mean counselling) - things won't always be so dark. I hope this doesn't seem patronising - I just really feel for you.

#99 Edited by Fredchuckdave (7409 posts) -

@mooseymcman: Stephen King's writing strategy is as follows: Write a whole bunch of shit; occasionally by random chance some of it will be good. He does have good premises though.

#100 Edited by MooseyMcMan (12010 posts) -

@fredchuckdave: I'm not saying that his works are uniformly good, I'm just saying that the man has written a lot, and through sheer quantity of work he knows a lot about writing.