Posted by ~Alii~ on October 30, 2002, at 3:12:24
In reply to Re: more new boards?, posted by Dr. Bob on October 30, 2002, at 1:24:12
>>>...PB Fiction ... may not be bad idea. It's construed as a form of therapy to express oneself without saying that something applies to "me or you". It's also a creative outlet. I'm sure quite a few might be attracted to the idea.<<<
>>>>What about something like that? A board focused not on the creative urge itself (maybe I just haven't been hit over the head with that one enough yet, but it does seem to me that would fit in at PSB or PPB), but on one of its products, creative writing?
Writing by the poster, but not necessarily fiction. And others' responses. Creative writing would of course continue to be welcome on other (appropriate) boards, it's just that on this board, it would be the focus. (Creative images would be more complicated, but might come later.)
...Let me know what you think?
If people on these boards have been banned for quoting from literature that is well known and taught at a majority of universities then I fail to see how original works by these wonderfully creative types will fall inside your ever changing rules of civility.
The creative process and the subsequent product (be it poetry, prose, or what have you) often is focused on the innermost turmoil of one's disease.
So as I see it this is encouraging people to write out their creative sides only to be 'judged/blocked' due to an ever changing civility rule. I would have to say that would be cruel given the challenges most people face in their struggle with their diseases and medications.
I would find NOT being able to read (due to dysteleological rules) some of the gems that people on this site are capable of writing most unsupportive.
I would be heartbroken to watch amazing writers and poets blocked time after time because of their art.
So invite them to do so and block them at will. What fun this will be to watch play out.