I come here once in a while. I will admit I've had writers block for a while now. So what? It will go away eventually. But when I come here to OS, I have to sign in through the front page. Oh my God. Every time its the same shit plastered all over the cover - poor, poor pitiful so & so, pity, pity for me, for him, for her, for them, for us.
Gimme a fking break will ya?
I admit I wrote some junk like that in the past because it sorta seemed to be the form here. Now, though, not so much, for me anyway. A well done rant is always good reading but the pity stuff is pretty freaking tired.
Everybody Most people have their own brand of trouble and/or misery and don't really want to take on the burdens of strangers as well. Editors, please try to pick a VARIETY of stories for the cover rather than a pity parade. Who the hell would want to come in and read more when its all/mostly down trodden stories on the cover?
When I write negative toned posts, a lot of times I have written at the bottom "Don't pity me," because that was not the reason I wrote and made public the post. In the case of Autism, I don't want anyone's pity, I just want to shed some light on the subject, maybe get some other parents who have already gone through the trials to share their insights. And once it was for my own personal healing - "Daddy." But I do write some funny stuff and it sure would be nice to see more happiness on the cover.