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Location: Louisiana
Gender: Male
Born: 1962
Interests: lots of stuff
Member: Standard
Joined: March 2012
I'm a new writer. I don't know much of anything as it relates to being a writer. I can barely spell, but I love to tell a good story.
Live long and prosper. Spock...... A poet is a painter of words Me:)
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Joy Graham
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Rattler: How the heck does someone get 150+ views and like 10 reviews. That's crazy to me. If you're going to the trouble to read something why not comment, and get the member cents. Just seams crazy to me, that's all I'm saying.
March 23, 2012 at 6:29PM
    nor84: I asked about that once, and Tom said the "views" reflected attempted hits by search engines as well as members who glanced at, but didn't review, the work.
    March 23, 2012 at 6:31PM
    redrider6612: You can cut down on the number of views vs. reviews if you set your profile to private so the search engines don't pick it up.
    March 23, 2012 at 6:48PM
    Rattler: No problem I was just curious. Thanks for the info.
    March 23, 2012 at 7:26PM
    Joy Graham: I may view a lot of posts but only review the ones I like. I consider non-reviews to be as much of a review in that way.
    March 23, 2012 at 7:29PM
    Joy Graham: Further to my comment above. I am not a scholar and my momma taught me just like Thumper on Bambi "If you don't got nothin good to say then don't say nothin at all."
    March 23, 2012 at 7:31PM
    Lady & Louis: The number doesn't take into account repeat views, either. Someone might look at something and come back to review it later. But more than that, and leaving out the search engine thingy (which I hadn't known about, thanks Norma) - it seems to me that thinking the number of reviews vs views shoud be similar, is like saying every time someone picks up a book to look at it, they should buy it. Not everyone's tastes or interests are the same. I'm not read (let alone review) a horror story or a fundamentalist religious piece, for instance, but having clicked on it, the view count will go up.
    March 23, 2012 at 7:37PM
    Joy Graham: Thank you, Louise! I was having a hard time putting this all into words. I don't mean to offend you, Rattler. Not sure if I have read any of your posts. There are just some things that aren't my "cup of tea" and I simply hit the "skip" button.
    March 23, 2012 at 7:41PM
    Rattler: No offense taken, Joy. I was thinking more along the lines of reviewing for the member dollars. I know most of my stuff is not ready for real scrutiny yet. If it weren't for kind reviewers pointing out my (SPAG or is it SGAP) I'd probably have given up by now.
    March 23, 2012 at 8:18PM
    redrider6612: I don't pay any mind to number of views. In fact, it wouldn't bother me if the site did away with the view counter.
    March 24, 2012 at 12:04AM
    Lady & Louis: I agree, Red, it's quite pointless really.
    March 24, 2012 at 2:26AM
    Rattler: I would love to be able to review and not rate. Just comment only. At least until the post was in better condition. I hate to not comment on something and I find it too hard to rate below 4 stars no matter what. I'm know I'm an ole softy.
    March 24, 2012 at 8:30AM

Rattler: Anyone else having trouble with Fanstory site not loading or taking forever?
March 23, 2012 at 11:41AM
    nor84: The site was apparently down. I couldn't connect 10 or 15 minutes ago, but it seems to be OK now.
    March 23, 2012 at 11:43AM
    Rattler: Okay, thanks making sure it was not my darn PC.
    March 23, 2012 at 12:04PM
    another jim: Nor is right. I got an error message telling me FanStory's server was the problem. Seems okay now, though...
    March 23, 2012 at 12:25PM

Rattler: I have a question for anyone whom can answer it. How much does it usually cost to sent a poem or short story to the home page. By my guess it's around one hundred member dollars.
March 21, 2012 at 4:11PM
    shelley kaye: you mean too the top ten listed? well, there's the $10 cert of course.... and then about 10-15 pumps should do it :-P

    March 21, 2012 at 5:25PM
    Donya Quijote: Oh, and actually broke my ankle reviewing. Tried to be constructive in each one. Spent several hours sitting at my laptop doing so. I didn't realize how long I had been at until I got thirsty and wanted something to drink. I stood up and down I went. I had put my leg to sleep and had no foot to stand on. Only manage to earn enough member money to get to page 9. It didn't change the number of actual reviews I got but more people may have read to pieces I submitted at that time. I think everyone's experience is different. Good luck and have fun, and don't break any bones!!!!
    March 21, 2012 at 5:29PM
    Rattler: OMG.. No way I am promoting anything for either price $100+ member dollars or a broken ankle..
    March 21, 2012 at 8:20PM

Rattler: Yeaaaa, I finally won a itty bitty contest. "The Game"
March 21, 2012 at 12:20PM
    Crackerberries: Congratulations... let's kill the fatted cow! It was a golden opportunity and I'm green with envy (I thought mine was better). But hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Congratulations. Well done.
    March 21, 2012 at 1:10PM
    Rattler: Thank you, thank you very much, Uh-huh-hah.

    FYI, I voted for yours.
    March 21, 2012 at 2:00PM
    ChowChow: Rattler, I had to visit you're page and see what you have to offer. I find you just joined us this very month. WELCOME! You will enjoy the trip. Honest. If you hang in there you'll become a poet before you no it (no pun). Spelling will improve, and you will have lots of great friends. too.
    March 21, 2012 at 2:31PM
    ChowChow: P.S. Put a smile on your face.
    March 21, 2012 at 2:32PM
    Rattler: That's the only picture I have were I look writer-re:)
    March 21, 2012 at 4:05PM
    Maureen's Pen: Hey you won my friend way to go!!!
    Hugs Maureen
    March 21, 2012 at 7:20PM
    Rattler: Thank you.
    March 22, 2012 at 12:35AM


Guess who made this video?
March 14, 2012 at 12:14AM
    another jim: Looks like a collaboration between (a) someone with a death wish whose name is Steven, and (b) the person named as Steven's beneficiary on his life insurance policy.

    I know, lucky guess...
    March 14, 2012 at 8:26AM
    Rattler: LOL
    March 14, 2012 at 8:53AM

Rattler: The different forms of lie and lay. Hope this helps .

I'm lying here upon the shore; I lie here every day. I've lain here many times before; I lay my head upon the floor if you'd lie down by me. I've laid it there five times or more: (I lied - it's only three)
March 13, 2012 at 12:03PM
    another jim: Hang on. I need to go get my electron microscope to read those last couple of sentences...
    March 13, 2012 at 1:13PM
    Border Reiver: Super, Rattler. Quite a lot of people get these verbs mixed up. To me they're obvious. Your little quote would surely make it obvious to all.
    March 13, 2012 at 2:21PM
    Rattler: I mainly put it there for me LOL.
    March 13, 2012 at 3:39PM
    Bellydanser: Well, I'm copying and saving for reference. Nice way to explain it. :)
    March 13, 2012 at 4:28PM
    another jim: Was I the only one whose screen showed the lettering in Rattler's post decreasing in size until it was so small that it became impossible to read with the naked eye?
    March 13, 2012 at 4:54PM
    shelley kaye: oh thank God the eye test is over!
    March 13, 2012 at 5:06PM
    Border Reiver: No you weren't, Jim. Some how Rattler managed to change it.
    March 13, 2012 at 5:24PM
    Rattler: LOL. What happened there was I tried to bold some words using HTML code. I left out the "/" and every time I tried to bold it shrunk the text size..
    March 13, 2012 at 5:26PM
    Rattler: If anyone has a chance to review my "Pepper Spray" story I would love to hear a review on it. I'm so excited it got a blue ribbon today. MY first one.
    March 13, 2012 at 5:29PM
    michaelrandolph: alright, I will will read it if it is all right with you
    March 13, 2012 at 5:36PM
    another jim: Will I need a microscope to see it? ;-D
    March 13, 2012 at 6:00PM
    Rattler: No, not at all. Just turn your monitor upside down. You should be fine then. :)
    March 13, 2012 at 7:48PM

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