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Starryskybeach

29 days ago Tech said:

I am at a loss. You must've been lurking pretty good.

Did you have another account that was more active? :)

I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I don't debate to win accolades. If you have been a regular, back in the day, you know that for certain. If the site poisoned me, it only means I already had that poison within me and it brought it to the surface.

Like everyone else, I struggle with balance when dealing with subjects I feel strongly about. I have good days and bad days. It's not just Figment but all social media that has made me appear more cynical. The me of 2011 was naive and inexperienced with social media. The 2017 me - not so much.

Your message made me think of something I've been going around with lately. I have formed a notion that the internet and social media, as it exists, is very corrosive to character and subjects everyone to online abuse, harassment and terrible role models. Social media is weighted to the lowest common denominator and everyone who goes online becomes more and more a victim of abuse.

The more time they spend - the more their character suffers. Like the drivers in China who drive over people they've accidentally hit (in order to kill them) and save themselves from owing lifelong disability payments, social media users become more callous, cynical and numb to the people they deal with and engage. No one escapes from these dens of inequities without scars and being changed to some degree.

Positive interaction is seldom reinforced. Negative action is.

Thank your for you kind and polite message.

May you escape the Figment curse. Like a boxer watching other boxers, you learn what works and what doesn't. Take the good and discard the bad.

Good luck!

Suitcase-books-e1441042015106

30 days ago The Writing Rose (original) said:

I've been a member for long enough. I came across your comment on Tech's wall, a really good writer if I may say so myself. I feel every word you felt. I myself, am young still, but I feel so little heart in this site anymore. It used to be a star in my day, to be on here. I miss that vibrant wake in the morning. I crave that constant update in my feed for that book I was engaged in, along with so many other figs that also kindly supported most others works. Now there's a competitively vague and shallow feel of uncomfortableness. Excuse my language, but I usually just try not to give a damn... but your comment. I took that to heart.

Dsc031481

7 months ago eve said:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JU4bRZlu11o

Dsc031481

7 months ago eve said:

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb1Blvfvp78 Hip hop +ballet

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cpeevuvJKjE I feel like they'd have a routine like this. With half on one side and half on the other

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c9RHSeex_W8 Partner dance

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4OR-n3Rg6E8 Some of the things he'd just be able to do

I mean these things all mixed up because they are just practicing for now Also an extra Idk if Nick will ever see this but Derek can dance like this

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx23z-ytjO0 Belly dancer

Rinmaru

over 3 years ago A.N. Smith said:

Hey! I know I haven't been around lately, but I am entering the FanFic Contest, and I need some love! (As in hearts!) So please, take time to heart my story, "I don't think we're at Hogwarts anymore"! I would really appreciate it! Thank you!

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