So ever since joining BHW, I've been thinking: How the fuck would one go about rejuvenating the writing subsection? Seemed like an impossible task at that time, you would find like two or three posts (not even threads!) on a lucky month and there just wasn't any sort of incentive to even start such a hopeless endeavour: Literally nobody gave a shit. But as time moves on, some things change for better or worse and as my good friend @speedhawk45 would say ''THE TRACTION IS THERE BRO, YOU GOTTA GET ON THAT TRACTIONNNNNNNNNN UAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH'' Yep, I'm seeing a lot of commotion in the writing section, new people, new faces, new questions, new threads, there's an uptrend of people just being there and sharing value, you know? I can sense it, there's this sort of visceral thing going on in my esophagus that's screaming at me to take action and I'm finally taking its woes seriously. There has never been a better time to go through with this, since it is within my belief that the writing section can and WILL become a respected subforum withing the community, attracting more writers, customers (mmmmm, scrumptious), hobbyists and generally spark more interest on a large-scale basis. BHW is known for many things, but its writers are not among them. There are numerous reasons for that and lack of talent is surely not among them. Lack of respect (from both sides!) seems to be playing a huge factor in this entire conundrum but let's leave that where it is. So this is where the nitty-gritty starts: How the fuck do I just come up and continually share things that would interest people on a large scale, be new and exciting enough to hold their attention, convert such people into following your thread and becoming invested into it and all while actually teaching them something???!!! Holy smokes, doom and gloom on the horizon, defeat inevitable, seppuku inbound. One word. I mean you ain't gonna lose that much time learning about it, it's a word after all. It's also nice to read something new, I mean there are some really cool words out there but ain't nobody got time for that. It's a perfect idea, yet there's just one problem: People dearly hold on to this belief that LEARNING NEW WORDS IS BORINGGGGGGGGG AAAAAAASSSSSSSSSS FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK and who the fuck wants to be a snobby little dipshit with his Oxford fucking dictionary in his neural pathways or whatever?! And this is where I come in; Yeah I get it, most vocabulary manuals seem to not be suited for the general population, they are very esoteric in a sense- If you're not 110% interested in the craft, you can just go fuck yourself. Because when you wanna know what a word like palpable is and google is all like palpable ˈpalpəb(ə)l/ adjective adjective: palpable 1. (of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to seem almost tangible. oh yeah, now i gotta google tangible and so the fucking cycle begins, get what I mean? You can never just learn something, noooooooooooooooooooooo, you have to invest like half an hour to understand the entire concept and that sucks. On a different note, nobody forces you to reveal your power level to the world. You don't need to start writing like a 19th century aristocrat the moment you learn a phrase or two BUT why do people do that at all? Like what is the reason, you wanna feel better than me or something? For me, personally, I get SUPER excited when I'm writing something and my brain is all like 'bro, you can say that in a different way than before, remember that word we learned 0,7 months ago? Yeah, I do, here you go man' And that feeling is just amazing, you feel really cool, really, really cool. To address the weariness of learning, I'm gonna do my best to tell stories, rather than bore you to death with formal definitions. Stories do tend to stick with us, as we can always resonate with some parts in a way. I'm not the best story teller, but yo, if I can't keep stuff exciting, then nobody can. LET'S REKINDLE THE WRITING SECTION ONE WORD AT A TIME!