Elapsing, Eclipsing, Evolving
geez, and all this time i was here just to have fun!
If everyone greeted your first post in a critical manner, would you have felt we'd "given you a chance"? would you gone away thinking "we dont know you so how could we judge you"? There are those who can critique without needing to "know you" and then there are others who would feel more comfortable at least getting the "gist" of you before they start giving their critical opinion. Like said above, there are safeguards in place to ensure that those who want advice get it and those who dont, dont.
Also, part of the deal here is you read and respond to other people before you post alot of your own stuff, its courtesy. People may not spend alot of time analyzing your work if you wont spend the time reading theirs.
By the way, can anyone pinpoint to me exactly when "being nice" went out of fashion? Those who do critique do it in a constructive manner...call it nice, call it civil, call it respect. and as far as honesty and intellect are concerned...my IQ does not coincide with my integrity. they are independant variables to which i play upon when the mood strikes me.
You want intellect you can consult my science degree...
you want honesty, then i think patience would be a fair trade for that.
all else said and done,
i have seen your first posts and i hope to see more...as long as you extend that courtesy to other poets on the site.