I am an eighth grader who is about halfway through reading all of the "Hogs of Entropy" issues. Reading through them, I realized that formality is not the focus of the pieces, which intrigues me to write similar pieces. However, I cannot seem to find a group similar to HOE to write for... Does anybody know a group similar to HOE?? If not, any ideas on where to go next?
And it got closed, because "It was not a real question."
That was sad for me, because I wanted to express my feelings through words, and publish what I write in a place that was a free-flowing environment, someplace where I was not constrained as to what I wanted to write about. At that time, I thought there was no such environment, so I didn't really write anything.
Then, over three months later, on September 3rd, I get an email, with the subject line "Hogs of Entropy":
Hey. Hey You. Did you ask this question?
"I am an eighth grader who is about halfway through reading all of the "Hogs of Entropy" issues. Reading through them, I realized that formality is not the focus of the pieces, which intrigues me to write similar pieces. However, I cannot seem to find a group similar to HOE to write for... Does anybody know a group similar to HOE?? If not, any ideas on where to go next?"
I am lilnihil of h0e.
I nearly fainted with shock. One of the original authors of HOE contacted me. That was shear craziness.
Yes, that was me :)
It has been a while since ive gone through the files, but i still
remember some of them. (but i do not recall your name...)
So, what exactly is the purpose of your email? Would you like to
create a new group of a similar taste? Or what?
The next day, another response from lilnihil;
Scotty you're really somethin' else. Nobody (and I mean nobody) really reads that stuff anymore. I havent heard from Mogel in like a decade but Altrocks and Meenk.. Murmur, some of them are still around. Trilobyte kept the the site up and running until about 3 years ago. My handle back then was lilnilhil but I only really wrote about a dozen issues, looking back, none of them were any good. I saw your question on that writers site and A. Had to contact you to thank you for being so awesome in your discovery of h0e. B. Answer your question because those other dicks didn't.
I struggled for a long time to find the right avenue for my writing once h0e was gone. The t-file days have been over for 15 years, what with the advent of blogs and everything. You have to understand, back in the day when we first got all of that rolling, there wasn't even a World Wide Web yet. It was all BBS, IRC, GOPHER, and other antiquated shit that doesnt even exist anymore. Anyway I think I found it recently and it's called Cowbird.com. you should check it out; http://cowbird.com/story/35950
Also, if you liked h0e, you might like its t-file predecessor Doomed To Obscurity.
Anyway Scotty, You're one o' the good ones. Cheers man, good lookin' out! -Danny
And so it began.
Daniel Mckay is the one that led me to this beautiful site, an oasis of the internet, where people everywhere come together to write their stories, their feelings, and their struggles. It is something very different, without all of the ads, the popups, the distractions. It is so easy to just sit down and write in the bliss that Cowbird provides.
As though it seems like this encounter was by chance, I beg to differ. Such an event has so many variables, so many ways it could have failed, there is no way this happened by chance.
So thank you Danny, for leading me to such an amazing place :)
(You can find the original question here)