I've been doing some reflection lately since it's summer and there's nothing else to do (and I'm going through some weird-ass shit right now) and realized something - this is place is how I got my start as a mediocre-at-best-yet-wanting-to-improve writer.
This is old news to most of you, but I posted sub-par shit on here almost daily and got it taken down at the same rate. It got really boring to me to be trying the same shit over and over and having nothing stick, so I went over to the workshop. I had one helpful review from someone (No saying who, but his throne of salt looks bigger these days) and got back to writing.
It was around that time that I decided to rewrite something to see if I could make it better and throw it on the workshop again. That's when something clicked for me. I don't know what it was, but when I wrote that I unfortunately still got it taken down. But the fact remained there: I had figured out how to write.
It's weird when I attribute writing to this site, but to be frank, the QS here, and the admins willing to enforce it is what really made me able to write like I can now.
So, to all of you who helped me learn, and get on my feet here: