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Hippolyte


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Dec 30, 2010, 5:23 PM

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Hello!

I'm Hippolyte, also know as Milo. I write pomes and stories, submitting to deadlines and drawing strange, amusing characters.
I'm also a Bedouin, traveling from place to place, so I have many stories to tell.
Hope to make a great deal of friends and allies in the future.
I suppose that's all.
My pomes are mostly written on typewriters- computer screens make my eyes sore.


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Dec 30, 2010, 6:33 PM

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Welcome, Milo. Or do your prefer Hippolyte?

No objections here to typewriters. (If you can still get the ribbons. That's difficult for some models.) It does make it hard to submit to the many magazines that only take online submissions, but just because you compose on a typewriter doesn't mean you can't use a computer later in the process (obviously you do have computer access and skills). I draft all my poetry with a fountain pen, after all.


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Hippolyte


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Dec 30, 2010, 7:57 PM

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Hi Pongo.

I prefer Hippolyte- makes a good pen-name for myself, I reckon.

My reasoning for using a typewriter is simply for creative process. I tend to use candlelight so as not to be distracted by anything.
It gives me the ability to focus more on the words and feelings that generate within my diction. I look at the typewritten draft as rough; if there's a contest that requires an online submission, I'd just type it up on the computer.


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Kathy Conde

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Dec 30, 2010, 8:19 PM

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Hi Hippolyte. Welcome!


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pongo
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Dec 30, 2010, 9:09 PM

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It gives me the ability to focus more on the words and feelings that generate within my diction.


Exactly why I use the fountain pen. My wife is working on making some quills for me.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

http://home.comcast.net/~david.m.harris/site/


ColdWolf07
Jeremy Garrett

Jan 28, 2011, 1:47 PM

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Hello Hippolyte! I am a newbie to this site as well!!.

I was just perusing the new people, figured i would make a couple of acquaintances in the process.
I have an old 1908 type-writer, though the ribbons are incredibly hard for me to find at a decent price. I inherited it from my great-grandpa who passed away a few years back.

Anyways, writing that way is fun, and sometimes i get so distracted on my computer with youtube, facebook, and all different types of things I can do, that I just stop writing and browse for hours, then lose the time to write.

anyways, it is nice to meet you.


ColdWolf


raalaw
Rachel Maizes

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Jan 28, 2011, 5:32 PM

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Hey ColdWolf07,
I agree with you the computer can be very distracting. When I'm without a connection to the internet, my productivity jumps. On the other hand, I do love the instant research one can do on the internet--like finding out what type of rope a lariat is made of or how veterinarians euthanize animals (for the same story). Welcome! And welcome Hippolyte!
Rachel


(This post was edited by raalaw on Jan 28, 2011, 5:35 PM)

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