likepotato asked:

Hi! Do you know any websites where one can share/post original writings like essays, poetry, etc. and get feedback? :o

The big and only one I really know is Scribophile, which has both free and premium memberships. You won’t be able to post right away as you earn karma points by critiquing other people’s work so that you can post your own, however this is a good thing because learning critique is important.

Forums like the ones on AbsoluteWrite might be helpful.

I would caution against posting anything you plan on submitting for publication online, because that’s essentially you publishing it. Remember, the internet is a great place but anything you put up here is forever.

I would also suggest looking around for local writing groups you might join in your own area. Those can be hit or miss, but very rewarding if you find ones with good people. They tend to be weekly meetings, you can either find them online or through bulletin boards at your local bookstores, college campuses, or libraries. I’d also suggest talking to those same librarians to see if they can point you in the direction of any creative writing programs or seminars held at those libraries which you might find helpful. A lot of cool stuff happens in libraries, so don’t forget about the real world.

If any of our followers have suggestions, we’d love to hear about them.

-Michi

How Do You Make A Professional Counter-Strike Map?

In Pop Flash, a new series of insights into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [official site], Emily Richardson looks past the amazing clutches, crushing defeats and humiliating knives in the face to understand the culture and meta of Valve’s everlasting competitive FPS. Why is it so popular? What the hell is that Scottish guy saying? And why can’t anyone resist opening those damn crates?

This week, I spoke to veteran level designer Shawn ‘FMPONE’ Snelling about map design in Counter-Strike and what it’s like to construct levels for the most punishing and rewarding of FPS games. Having worked on the recent Cache and Season remakes, and some more famous maps besides, Shawn is known for his immaculate art style and well-balanced, flavourful levels.

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Social Media Sharing Around the World [Infographic]

Social Media Sharing Around the World [Infographic]

Social Media Sharing Trends

If you belong to a social media network, it is most likely that you have shared some content that you read recently or came across in the past year. You have shared this content either through your desktop or laptop computer, an iPad, an iPhone, an Android, or some other type of mobile device.

Sharing media content is the new way to be social and it is done throughout…

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Atomverhandlungen mit Iran in entscheidender Phase

Bis Dienstag soll der Atomstreit mit dem Iran beendet sein. In Wien wird über die letzten und zugleich schwierigsten Details verhandelt. Die Frage sei nun, ob Mut und Wille bei allen Beteiligten ausreichen, so Außenminister Steinmeier. Von Ralf Borchard. [mehr]

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“Solar Impulse” nach Rekordflug auf Hawaii gelandet

Ein historischer Flug, nur mit Sonnenenergie: Der Schweizer Sonnenflieger “Solar Impulse 2″ ist auf Hawaii sicher gelandet. Damit hat der von dem Piloten André Borschberg gesteuerte Solarflieger die achte und längste Etappe seiner Erdumrundung erfolgreich gemeistert. [mehr]

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Positives 183

1. Went to the gym for lats.
- Getting myself to to consistent exercise.

2. Got some client work done, and also got another good potential lead!
- Doing some work each day is good for consistency.

3. Had my singing lesson, which was pretty good. Got to talk through some of the issues we wanted to address, and feeling hopeful about improving.
- Keeping up with this is both fun and seeing some improvement along the way.

Exodus Exited: Space Dogfighter The Battle Of Sol Out Now

Games I dearly want to go back to but am entirely convinced cannot live up to my fond memories? Space sim Freelancer is right there at the top of the list. Shallow oik that I am, I crave maximum beauty from my interstellar fantasies, and while I don’t particularly get along with Elite: Dangerous as a long-term endeavour, for noodling around in stunning space it’s hard to beat. Poor old Freelancer is far more accessible and immediate, but no, its time has passed. Maybe, just maybe, the recently-released Battle of Sol could offer some slightly more modern space dogfighting.

You may, however, have experienced it before, when it was on Early Access under the name Exodus Of Sol, which was itself a remake of 2012’s SOL: Exodus. Do try and keep up, 007.
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