Friday, June 29, 2007

The Rules of the TwentySomething Freakout.

According to Howe and Strauss, we love ourselves some rules. If you want to post to this blog, there are just a few:

1.E-Mail to receive a posting invite. A quick heads up about what you want to write about is cool, but not required.

2.Write an entry, complete with clever title, no longer than 350 words. The topic of choice is yours, so long as it's somehow about our generation or the weird world of twentysomethings. It's a broad spectrum; just go nuts.

3.Profanity is cool, within reason. If your post is overly belligerent, cruel, needlessly gross, or pointless, it may not fly. That said, we're all pretty chill here--use this broad guideline, as provided by Terry Pratchett, on 'erotic' vs. 'kinky': "It's the difference between using a feather and using a chicken." In short, moderation and sensibility will take you far.

4.Create a pseudonym, if you'd like.

5.Invite two friends to do the same. We all know lots of people, right? Well, in the words of Haley Joel Osment, from before he fell out of the puberty tree and hit every ugly branch on the way down: "Pay it Forward."

That's all, gang...think of this as a cross between expulsion, therapy, and a group forum. We've all had great, scary, weird, and informative things happen to us as we've hit this decade's all worth talking about.

Looking forward to hearing about it--blog away!

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