Carmel
Join date: May 2005
7,826 IQ
#1
Real Name:
just call me SYK (pronounced sick, like my sense of humour)

Age:
as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth.

Location:
north of Canada

Favourite Artists:

Smashmouth, Lit, Ted Nugent, Peter White, Chicago, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Urban, James Taylor.

An artist we should listen to is:
Wayman Tisdale.

Most Inspirational Writer (Lyrically):
Dave Grusin (I’ll post a review later)

Favourite poet/poem (published writer):
Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face -- Jack Prelutsky
(I’m sorry folks, it’s amusing)

If you could be any writer ever, who would you be:
Theodore Geisel
or Richard Bach.

Why Do You Write:
I started because I wanted to try something different.
I continue because it scares the hell out of me.
Makes me feel vulnerable, naked.

Favourite technique/style to write:
I haven’t even figured out what I’m doing yet.
I don’t think I have a style
other than to create some sort of pattern in sonics and rhythm.

Favourite Writer on UG:
Pete or Kent.
or if I really want to push my limited reading ability to the max, Steve or Chantal.
or for pure simple enjoyment: Jamie, Zach, or Jake.

Most Helpful Critic:
No doubt Jamie has been THE constant throughout my time here on UG.
Joris helped me with a piece that was very important to me.
Zach helps me a ton.
Jake understands how I think. I fear for you, Jake.
Lately, Dylan pisses on nearly everything I write.
I can’t begin to thank him enough.
Indirectly, Steve.
I learned much about writing, just by reading his crits on others’ works.

Your Most Recent Work and Reason behind It:
Skid Row Diary. It might be a prophecy.

Tips for Newer Writers:
hahaha
Asking me for advice is dangerous.
I have no shortage of opinions.
A few of them might even be worth listening to.

Figure out what works for you, and the time.
Sometimes you just have to force your way through a write.
Other times it won’t work and you’ll have to wait until you’re ready.
Or just stop caring at all. Just write whatever comes out and have fun with it.

Don’t be afraid to Frankenstein a piece.
Sometimes you’ll write a something around a key section
But as the work takes shape, that part no longer fits.
Change the keystone radically, if necessary.
Or just delete it, and let the piece breathe.

Sometimes the most powerful messages
are delivered by the words left unspoken.

Write for the competitions and OTS them whenever possible.
You won’t have a clue what your piece will look like until you’re finished and you might surprise yourself in a good way.

What’s your goal in writing:
I’d like to write songs.
Cheesy, commercial pop songs
complete with hooks and catchphrases.
But I’d also like them to have meaning.

Any Final Comments or Thoughts:
Pete should have won this one.

Writing is only bytes in cyberspace, or pen-strokes on paper.
… or is it a window into your soul? idk



Congratulations!!!
This is not a pipe
DigUpHerBones
I don't like The Misfits.
Join date: Aug 2006
2,526 IQ
#3
Well done!

I'm sure you know that all this hiding of your name might force us to come up with a less-than-suitable substitute
There's only one thing we can do to thwart the plot of these albino shape-shifting lizard BITCHES!
iain4444
UG's Oneironaut
Join date: May 2004
412 IQ
#4
North of canada? I've been misled! Ha, i guess we've been over all this, but to inflate your ego a little more: good show winning this one pal

*is unsure why he's conscious this early*
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour
Billyjson
all time's good times
Join date: Feb 2008
713 IQ
#7
I fear for me too


Congrats man, June will forever be known as 'SYK Month'.


Good thing you didn't win in February.
On the eight day we spoke back...

let there be sound.
Last edited by Billyjson at Jul 13, 2008,
culex-knight
mon titre d'utilisateur
Join date: Jun 2004
400 IQ
#9
Congrats.
マリ「しあわっせはーあるいってこないだーからあるいってゆっくんだねーん 
いっちにっちいっぽみーかでさんぽ
 さーんぽすすんでにっほさっがるー 
じーんせいはっわんつー!ぱんち・・・


"Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear." - from Tao Te Ching

Snowblind 911
V <3 gemma ward
Join date: Dec 2006
1,311 IQ
#10
'grats man.
O! music: Click (Youtube)


^ Click to see an acoustic arrangement of Ke$ha's 'Your Love is my Drug' - everyone's favourite song.
samoo
Full-time snail racer
Join date: May 2006
179 IQ
#11
Interesting interview and congrats!
jiminizzle
Lost Pilot
Join date: May 2006
2,775 IQ
#12
congratulations!

I don't really like the name SYK so, I'll be thinking of a better name.
Anatomy Anatomy
Whale Blue Review

Park that car
Drop that phone
Sleep on the floor
Dream about me
skagitup
really god speller
Join date: Jun 2006
1,725 IQ
#13
congratulations, you are a wonderfully progressive writer, deserved of this recognition if not for your skill then for your effort and apparently unlimited kindness.

i can only hope that this will inspire confidence and signify the end of moderately annoying critiques too readily concerned with grammatical, syntactical and literary errors, seemingly ignoring the actual fire of the pieces - i trust that it's time to begin looking at works as words of poetry rather than exhibitions of coherent and conformist writings. there's truly nothing more irritating than having the initial euphoria of reply dashed by the realisation that such reply was merely pointing out a missing (and often quite unessential) period.

one learns to write from reading, indeed, but if such was the only necessity a writers own works would be the replication, not the response.
DigUpHerBones
I don't like The Misfits.
Join date: Aug 2006
2,526 IQ
#16
Quote by #1 synth
Congrats, Rudolf (as since you gave no name I of course have to make one up)


Rudolf is too normal.
I suggest something along the lines of Rudolf: Big Farm Man.

And Rudolf, while I think your writing is fantastic, taking in what skag said would be good.
There's only one thing we can do to thwart the plot of these albino shape-shifting lizard BITCHES!
ottoavist
is harming feelings.
Join date: Feb 2006
1,386 IQ
#18
congratulations, Sick.
There's a road that leads to the end of all suffering. You should take it.


- Jericho Caine


secret, aaaaagent maaan.
secret, aaaaagent maaan.
Chak
Your weapon is guilt
Join date: Aug 2004
250 IQ
#20
Congrats buddy guy
Drop another coin in the slot, and I will tell you more...
Chak
Your weapon is guilt
Join date: Aug 2004
250 IQ
#23
Quote by jiminizzle
you're alive? ^^



Me? Alive and kicking and screaming
Drop another coin in the slot, and I will tell you more...
SomeoneYouKnew
UG God
Join date: Feb 2007
2,503 IQ
#24
wow. just, wow.
i kinda feel like a regular now.

speechless.
... almost.

definitely not the end anything, Alex. but a shift in focus is always a good thing.

buddy guy? i like the sound of that.

rudolph. lol. i knew a rudy. amazing guy. i don't think i could live up to the name.

it just feel weird being on this side of the congrats.
*gets misty eyed*


anyway, i think it's time for me to take a break from writing for a while.
i'll still be doing crits and write a verse or two on the lyric game.
i've submitted a lyric review to Steve. if that goes well, i'll write more.

Meadows
Quote by Jackal58
I release my inner liberal every morning when I take a shit.
Quote by SK8RDUDE411
I wont be like those jerks who dedicate their beliefs to logic and reaosn.
samoo
Full-time snail racer
Join date: May 2006
179 IQ
#25
Quote by SomeoneYouKnew
i think it's time for me to take a break from writing for a while.

Don't do it man! You'll regret it, even if it's just for a week or so.

From my experience, at least.
DigUpHerBones
I don't like The Misfits.
Join date: Aug 2006
2,526 IQ
#28
No worries Rudie Farmer, you know you're awesome enough for the name
There's only one thing we can do to thwart the plot of these albino shape-shifting lizard BITCHES!
we have sound
Saint
Join date: Apr 2005
1,623 IQ
#29
Quote by skagitup
congratulations, you are a wonderfully progressive writer, deserved of this recognition if not for your skill then for your effort and apparently unlimited kindness.

i can only hope that this will inspire confidence and signify the end of moderately annoying critiques too readily concerned with grammatical, syntactical and literary errors, seemingly ignoring the actual fire of the pieces - i trust that it's time to begin looking at works as words of poetry rather than exhibitions of coherent and conformist writings. there's truly nothing more irritating than having the initial euphoria of reply dashed by the realisation that such reply was merely pointing out a missing (and often quite unessential) period.

one learns to write from reading, indeed, but if such was the only necessity a writers own works would be the replication, not the response.



You're a funny guy, I can only assume that you're drunk, or have lost a limb in a terrible accident.




love is a dog from hell.



skagitup
really god speller
Join date: Jun 2006
1,725 IQ
#31
Quote by we have sound

You're a funny guy, I can only assume that you're drunk, or have lost a limb in a terrible accident.


shut up
SomeoneYouKnew
UG God
Join date: Feb 2007
2,503 IQ
#32
Quote by skagitup
shut up
you mean it's not true?
the thought of you missing a limb and being drunk is what makes you so endearing.
i'll continue to love you anyway.


is it still okay if we call you "Stumpy" ?
Meadows
Quote by Jackal58
I release my inner liberal every morning when I take a shit.
Quote by SK8RDUDE411
I wont be like those jerks who dedicate their beliefs to logic and reaosn.
AngryGoldfish
do I "urk" you?
Join date: Jul 2005
6,605 IQ
#33
Just noticed the result, a well deserved status mate.

I know its a little late to to say it but you made a lot of sense in the opening post. I did have a prior opinion of a lot of writers around about, not necessarily here, but now, I have this glorious sensation that you, like many other excellent writers here, don't know what your talking about at all, and that comforts me greatly.
Good writing, imo, is about breaking the rules to fit your individual style, and not being afraid to experiment with different ideas to create a canvas of images, not just one idealistic smack-in-the-face philosophy; that just seems prententious and boring to me.

Respect tenfold has now been posted to you... it should be ariving... now!
SomeoneYouKnew
UG God
Join date: Feb 2007
2,503 IQ
#34
Quote by AngryGoldfish
...but now, I have this glorious sensation that you, like many other excellent writers here, don't know what your talking about at all, and that comforts me greatly.
1- not an excellent writer, but thanks.
2- not a clue.
3- it comforts me to comfort you. ...or something like that.


it's just about time to put this one to bed.
before they turn out the lights, i wanted to post a link to the poem i mentioned.
Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face

in all the excitement and confusion, i neglected to thank you all.
i suppose that's because i really didn't feel like i deserved to win.
still don't, but i no longer feel uncomfortable about that.

thanks a heap.