for the "artistically" inclined....?

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    Dec 14, 2007 4:16 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    In Cronker's thread on gay literature (http://www.realjock.com/topic/67509/), I said something about how I was writing some right now, and would be interested in posting one of the stories I was writing in installments. Shameless plug for myself, I know. I still don't know if I want to do it or not since the stories really aren't "jock-related" (that is to say, I haven't written one of those yet).

    Anyway, the question I have is this: is there any interest for those of you out there who are songwriters,poets, authors etc. of arranging for a forum where we can "show off" those kinds of creations, or is RealJock not the right place? I understand that this website can't be all things to all people, and that this site is really dedicated to allowing gay men to exchange ideas and expertise on exercise and fitness... so please feel free to say so if you think it's not a good idea. I'd just be curious to see how many of RealJocks are also Rennaisance Men.

    All input welcome.

    Thanks,
    SAHEM62896
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    Dec 14, 2007 5:01 PM GMT
    Hhhmmmmmmmmmmmm...
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    Dec 14, 2007 5:12 PM GMT
    I would say Absolutely! It adds another dimension to this site and why not?
    Keep in mind that some guys comments could be scathing?

    I’m all for it!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 14, 2007 5:31 PM GMT
    Sahem----Thanks for making this post. As a teacher and a musician--a pianist, I want to add to your thoughts. I came from from a background of jocks, geeks, and band geeks. As I have grown as a teacher, and doing reasearch, the person evolves more from a back ground of sports, the arts, and the academics. All the experiences of each stimulate the brain in many ways, so you strengthen your weak points and develop your stronger ones. Many of the people I have told that I was a musician/pianist and teacher are very supportive---maybe because that we are gay and understand a little better. We should laud our accomplihments to our buddies here at RJ, what a cross section of men we are, and for the most part, very nice to know as well. Thanks again Sahem-----post your writting. James
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    Dec 14, 2007 5:59 PM GMT
    If not a section or a forum section on RJ, then a site called RealArtist would be nice icon_biggrin.gif

    RealArtist: Gay arts and gay expressions for gay artists, critics, and connoisseurs
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    Dec 14, 2007 7:16 PM GMT
    I don't think you need any more opinions Sahemicon_biggrin.gif. I think its worth a try. If it goes downhill we can always stop. Can't wait to read what's on your mind (or rather what's in your imagination)
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    Dec 17, 2007 1:42 AM GMT
    Would love to read your work Sahem. I am hopeful that my work will be published in the new year. Fingers crossed, just waiting to hear!
  • fitnfunmich

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    Dec 19, 2007 3:39 PM GMT
    Cronker and Sahem: I'm not an attorney, but you guys might wanna check with one first if you do plan on getting your work published. If you post it on here, what if someone else claims that is it free territory to have published themselves??

    If not, or if they say it's no prob, then yeah for sure it would be fun to read!
  • art_smass

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    Jan 14, 2008 3:23 PM GMT
    I was contracted to write a book a few years ago. During the production phase, I sent a few galleys around to individuals who could potentially provide cover quotes. Two copies went to different magazine editors who worked for the same publisher. After being received very enthusiastically by one of these editors over the phone, I didn't hear back from him. Next thing I know, the contents of my book were basically serialized and published without my consent by the other editor in the sister publication. Thankfully, I had already sold serial rights to another magazine that had beat them to the punch. Nevertheless, the same thing happened again when I attempted to sell the European rights.

    My point is that even when your work is published and protected by copyright, people can steal it. Putting it online for others to review is an open invitation to have your ideas pilfered.

    My advice is to share your work with people you can trust. I'm normally not a paranoid person, but I've been ripped off in this game more times than I can count. I even got screwed over by Conde Nast UK while I was a contract columnist for Conde Nast US. Publishing is an ugly business.
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    Jan 15, 2008 7:26 PM GMT
    fitnfunmich saidCronker and Sahem: I'm not an attorney, but you guys might wanna check with one first if you do plan on getting your work published. If you post it on here, what if someone else claims that is it free territory to have published themselves??

    If not, or if they say it's no prob, then yeah for sure it would be fun to read!


    ditto. is it something u want to risk being cloned or stolen?
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    Feb 09, 2008 7:48 AM GMT
    I actually WRITE gay fiction and poetry. I have posted 3 short stories in 3 gay fiction sites. Still working on more.

    Admittedly I only started writing fiction last August (though I was editor in chief for the school paper in HS). I've written poetry and been a visual artist all my life though.

    No, not the sleazy wank stories. icon_razz.gif Corny, romance stories, teen stuff (though one did have a torrid sex scene). I hesitate to post the sites here... You're all adults! icon_redface.gif So am I, but I might come off as childish (which I am! LOL)

    If any of you are interested in reading, I can send you a link privately. Tons of other stuff by other gay authors too. Mostly teen stuff, but there are darker themes, like suicide, abuse, breakups, even scifi etc. icon_wink.gif

    Gay writing is a whole other genre out there. icon_razz.gif

    I think it'd be a good idea to add on the profiles (we already have a music and videos section, why not artwork or writing?).
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    Jul 01, 2008 7:49 AM GMT
    I draw a lot of gay stuff, the past year in a half I've barely drawn anything.. I think playing guitar has taken over as my main hobby maybe. if anyone wants to check out my online art gallery heres the link www.hellroglyph.deviantart.com
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    Sep 01, 2008 5:57 PM GMT


    Hey SAHEM62896,

    It DOES say "Gay fitness health and life" in the title for this site, so that would qualify as life all right (or write), so why not?

    I posted small excerpts of writing on our profile. Would be happy to look at yours every week or so and get a momentary thrill! Never thought of a serial- what an idea.
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    Dec 28, 2008 5:44 PM GMT
    Yes, give it a try. If you end up thinking this was not the right place, you can always elect another site and post the link here. It sounds very interesting regardless of the way you do it. Show it! icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 05, 2009 5:19 AM GMT


    gettoknowit, THAT is phenomenally good poetry!!!! Beautifully written and very clear. To me, anyway!

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    Apr 07, 2009 6:58 PM GMT
    yes! that'd be ridiculously cool if we had one of those threads. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 07, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidHey guys,

    In Cronker's thread on gay literature (http://www.realjock.com/topic/67509/), I said something about how I was writing some right now, and would be interested in posting one of the stories I was writing in installments. Shameless plug for myself, I know. I still don't know if I want to do it or not since the stories really aren't "jock-related" (that is to say, I haven't written one of those yet).

    Anyway, the question I have is this: is there any interest for those of you out there who are songwriters,poets, authors etc. of arranging for a forum where we can "show off" those kinds of creations, or is RealJock not the right place? I understand that this website can't be all things to all people, and that this site is really dedicated to allowing gay men to exchange ideas and expertise on exercise and fitness... so please feel free to say so if you think it's not a good idea. I'd just be curious to see how many of RealJocks are also Rennaisance Men.

    All input welcome.

    Thanks,
    SAHEM62896



    I think it's FABULOUS! It's a genius idea, i'm all for it! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 07, 2009 7:15 PM GMT
    I'm not sure, but I seem to remember someone starting one within the last couple weeks.icon_question.gif Then again I might have hallucinated it while high on Thera-Flu and Red Bull
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    Apr 08, 2009 4:15 AM GMT
    check out my song on my profile... clip of me doing my favorite song icon_smile.gif

    recorded it with a webcam microphone, so it's not too proffessional sounding.

    i hope "artistically" meant music too icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 08, 2009 7:02 AM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidI'm not sure, but I seem to remember someone starting one within the last couple weeks.icon_question.gif Then again I might have hallucinated it while high on Thera-Flu and Red Bull


    yep. Rugger started one a while back:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/447750/
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    Jun 02, 2009 10:18 PM GMT
    Go post your work at www.realgeek.com and leave us real-jocks alone.... LMAO just kidding. its a great idea guy, but I'm not sure how many members on this site would truly appreciate it. Almost every forum seems argumentative. Im an artist myself whom happens to love to work out.
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    Jun 02, 2009 10:31 PM GMT
    Great idea! Maybe RJ could create a section in the Profile for artwork (writing, drawing, etc) Forum posts could refer back to piece.
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    Jun 24, 2009 12:05 AM GMT

    You've got the green light here, Sahem. =]
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    Jul 15, 2009 1:52 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidAnyway, the question I have is this: is there any interest for those of you out there who are songwriters,poets, authors etc. of arranging for a forum where we can "show off" those kinds of creations, or is RealJock not the right place?

    Yes, very much. I write short stories and song lyrics, would enjoy such a forum. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Aug 01, 2009 11:11 PM GMT
    the idea is sound...and realistic..but i wouldn't post any of my works on here so that it would be copied and claim as someones elses....im selfish and cautious like that...Like i presume all works posted would be copyrighted?