Dear Budding Writers League
The Future Of Budding Writers League
Hello fellow members, we had just had, our 2nd ever Budding Writers League Meetup Session. And with all the humility in the world, I would say, it was an absolute success. Believe me, it wasn’t some lame, boring session with a tedious speech and mediocre ice breaker games. It was a very energetic, lively, discussion.. With moments of doubt, passion,disagreements, and above all, some insightful and enlightening experiences, all in lieu of one 2-hour session, that was beautiful to witness, and also very fun. And if you went to the session and come to any other subsequent bwl sessions and then you say, no! I was dissatisfied with the session, and this session sucks! And then you write me an extremely long composition(Probably the length of an entire compostion) detailing every aspect of why it sucks. And the reasons you provide are genuinely validated. Then I will go to the end of the world to make it up to you, oh god I will.
So these kinds of riveting meet-up sessions and discourses are going to be held every 3 weeks. I had just created the event page for our next meet-up session on Fairytales, and once again, whether you’re a league member or just someone from the community, you should join the session and share the event voraciously.
I announced some future plans and ideas for the league in the coffee session, and I’m going to detail most of them, and some additional ones here, they’re really important and very cool, so you should read them:
NATURE OF BUDDING WRITERS LEAGUE AFTER I TOOK OVER
Anyways, if you noticed that other than writing-related content(As in the literary sense), I also frequently post about films, cartoons and probably in the future, about every other medium that consists of writing (Visuals novels, comics, theatre and even composition of Music). I want to blur the lines between other mediums of art and writing because pretty much every medium of art consists of some form of writing, and it’s fucking arrogant to say that every prestigious writer who wants the most of their talent to be shown, should only indulge in literature and novels, they’re just pretentious cunts, old-fashioned, conservative idiots, without an adept knowledge of the medium. Believe me, I’ve gained more satisfaction and thrills from reading the Tarantino screenplay for Inglorious Basterds, than I have reading any sonnet that Shakespeare has ever written. Maybe a more apt name for our league should be ‘The Artists’ society’ or something along those lines, but I can’t think of a title great enough to replace the name ‘Budding Writers League’, neither do I think I can change the name of the Facebook Page. Though Budding Writers League could also be a draft 1 of a subsequent future artists’ society, we’ll see how we do and possibly make further decisions once it becomes validated, but as of now, we’re keeping the name ‘Budding Writers League’ but no way are we going to restrict ourselves to just literature. We’re going to explore the aspect of writing in as many mediums of art as possible, because that’s what a great writer does.
Also FYI, we’re not associated with the Budding Writers League ‘Site’ (It’s fucking trash) or closed group, at least not anymore. If you guys don’t know, I(Amos Yee) wasn’t the original founder of Budding Writers League(I would have thought of a different, and possibly better name), Eugene Tay was, but he lost passion in the project and wanted to continue to strive in other endeavors. and there was a power vacuum that ironically none of the existing members took. So I had just finished O levels wanting to be a member, and ended up being the leader instead.
At first, Eugene and the other existing members still had an admin position and could control content on the Facebook page, and plus Eugene did put in the effort to start the league up and accumulated likes, so that was still my way of appreciation I guess? But then I soon kicked them all out and became the league’s sole leader, because they were not contributing, not active, and didn’t deserve any control or leadership at all.
And even worst, they wanted me to advocate censorship on the page, towards controversial issues like vulgar language and religion (You can find remnants of those discussions in the comments section of the Budding Writers League banner). I completely disagreed with the approach as doing so will reduce our outreach significantly, especially in lieu of great artists. To restrict an artists’ vision just because an issue is controversial or vulgar, is completely antithetical to creativity, success and influence in writing, and it’s fucking ironic that Eugene and his band of cunts go out of their way to censor everything that their mothers would hit their little palms about, regardless of whether or not it is for a good cause, and then subsequently advocates that ‘thinking out of the box should be 2nd nature’. What a bunch of fucking hypocrites. They were trying so hard to be the next educational system, with their classes, tuitions, deadlines etcetera, when really they should have rebelled against the system if they truly wanted a conducive environment for artists, instead of sucking the oblong dick of the Government.
They are completely incompetent as artists, as leaders and most of all, as people.
Also, the aforementioned books that we published in the era of Eugene, that I mentioned briefly in the Budding Writers League advert video, we won’t attempt to proliferate or sell those books anymore, neither do the previous authors want any association with us because they feel that with every time we post religious imagery on the facebook page, an angel cries, and we’re contributing to the oppression of mythological creatures. But don’t worry, because those books published, objectively speaking, suck anyways, and it neither has quality (Because surprise surprise! If you write a book for a class and a deadline, instead of passion and wanting to say something, you create shitty stories) , nor will any of them probably garner sales, to associate with them is a significant sell-out to the quality assurance of our publications we definitely want to uphold. So technically speaking, as of now, we have absolutely no publications to our name.
Now you might think that Budding Writers League is in a horrible position, we’re losing members that adhere to Eugene’s tyranny(Though right now, I think probably not as much as we are gaining), and we don’t have paperbacks to sell to the public. But we aren’t, we are actually in a very top form, probably the highest in the league’s history. We’re basically just filtering out the shit and attracting the gold(Name one prestigious writer that advocates censorship and I will concede defeat because if you say you want to restrict language and then say you are creative and can think out of the box at the same time, it’s kind of contradictory isn’t it? And a hypocrite never succeeds) If you are going to tell writers that they are less eloquent or less intelligent, just because they say fuck and talk about religion, then you are the one truly immature, and believe me, we would be glad and relieved, to not have your conservative cunt in our league (Though you can join, but we’ll treat you with hostility, especially by Amos Yee, but I do recommend you take the risk. You might learn a lot and this time it’s relevant.)
And in lieu of publications, which do you think is more conducive and sustainable for artists, giving them a deadline and making them adhere to restrictions and writing rules like school to ‘motivate’ members to write stories and then end up sucking because of it, and then making them never want to participate in such a project again because the experience before was neither fulfilling nor enjoyable (Which is what Eugene and his band of ‘leaders’ did, so with all his ‘passion’ in this project for 2 years, no fucking shit it would fail), or, I create an environment that is so conducive, so engaging, that writers are injected with powerful surges of passion and desire to write, where their stories are dictated not by a deadline, but by their own commitment and a need to tell their stories and express their views, and we provide editors, who will judge and critique their work not based on arbitrary claims that there are too many ‘fucks’ in a sentence and the depiction of a black Jesus would not go well with the general public (I never knew that Mid-Eastern Jews were white) but on it’s quality, it’s actual quality, characters, techniques, how you present your story etcetera, a complete non-bullshit critique with all the reverence in the world for their artistic vision,and then subsequently help them publish their masterpiece.
Who the fuck do you think will have more publications, and even more importantly, who the fuck do you think make their writers’ happier when then write their masterpiece? I understand artists and what makes them work, because I am an artist myself. Eugene and his ‘members’ never understood artists, because they were neither artists, nor were they ever one, but you act like you understand them, which is why Eugene became a teacher.
OUR OFFICIAL WEBSITE
In lieu of our Budding Writers League website, we drafted plans, tried to find programmers(Actually the only guy who could be capable of creating this website, but he’s currently studying for O levels so he probably can’t create an entire website this year) and thought of hosting options with affordable payments of $10/month. But then, we had some sort of nirvana (And not the stupid Buddhist kind, I’ve seen people on LSD talk with more Insight than Gautama Buddha, why can’t they create a major world religion instead?)we found out that all we wanted from the website, was to provide information on the Budding Writers League, post updates and posts on the site to involve members, have little discussions about writing related topics, provide an avenue for members to post their stories etcetera, so why the fuck can’t you do all of that on Facebook? And it’s free…. And easier to edit….. So yeah, fuck the website, our Facebook page is our website. Ingenious isn’t it?
The only drawback I think that can be deemed significant, is that we can’t control the design of our ‘Website’, Facebook is basically all blue. But I think it’s fine because websites, especially what we’re doing, is not supposed to be significantly a visual medium. Our content purely, is supposed to generate traffic and activity in our site. Of course, I acknowledge that the visual layout of a site can be deemed as important and could contribute to the relative enjoyment of the work. However, the layout of Facebook is very satisfactory, and though I had some really cool design ideas for our new website that can’t be achieved on Facebook.But for now, for those ideas I don’t think it’s worth further depriving our writers of a portal for their work for an additional few months, trying to find a programmer and spending money to host the site. I mean, it’s great to masturbate to hardback copies of Atlas Shrugged (Any Ayn Rand fans here?), but of course the main reason why you bought a hardback was mainly because of the story, instead of the cover, at least I hope you did.
And another aspect that can be deemed as a drawback, is that there’s no explicit search bar functionality. However, it really is very easy to substitute it, and it’s just the problem of people not knowing(Including me, I didn’t know too until I just found out, is this common knowledge? Because if it is, than I’m really embarrassing myself here XD), so I’ll provide you a free tutorial for anyone who doesn’t know. All you have to do if you want to search for a specific post in a page is just to type on that little bar at the top of Facebook, ‘Post’ followed by the Page’s name, and then a keyword. So if I want to search for stories concerning autism in budding writers league, all I have to do is type’ Post Budding Writers League Autism’ and you’ll find it, in fact I think the ‘search bar’ is even better and more appropriate on Facebook, because it doesn’t follow keywords in lieu of tags, but the words you use in the actual post. So there, problem solved, our ‘website’ is looking pretty good now ain’t it?
BUDDING WRITERS LEAGUE YOUTUBE VIDEOS
Oh and as I mentioned before, there’s also not going to be an official Youtube Channel anymore since Amos Yee is the only one making Budding Writers League videos. Therefore, all Budding Writers League related content will be posted on Amos Yee’s channel, and it will also garner more traffic since the channel is more popular. So all the videos from the budding writers league channel has been reuploaded to Amos Yee’s channel,(Which was just one, the Where the wild things are reading by Amos Yee has been reuploaded), and future Budding Writers League videos will be uploaded there.
ACTIVITIES FELLOW WRITERS CAN PARTAKE IN:
And I also mentioned previously to post stories and make use of the Budding Writers League portal, we’ve provided links to do so in the About section of the Facebook page and in a previous post, this where you and other fellow members can post stories and those stories will be posted on our Facebook page, to allow it to be critiqued by Budding Writers League and the community. More information is in the link itself.
Furthermore, keep in mind, we’re also holding a writers confessions section, where fellow writers can share their problems in writing, and it will be posted on the Budding Writers League Facebook page, to our community, and grant you the help that you deserve. Link to the confessions page are once again in the About Section.
Finally, of course, since this is a league with lots of people and activities involved, you would probably be interested the league’s leadership structure and the respective roles that members can play in the league. And unlike other companies who like to be mum about these types of things, I say fuck them and I’m going to reveal the entire, revolutionary, exceptionally ‘complicated’ leadership structure(hahahaha) of Budding Writers League, because I am generous and love to share good things, even though society deems it as bad for no good reason(Fuck them). So anyways, here it is:
There is the leader, the head honcho, which is Amos Yee(That’s me). He(I) works with the community and himself to generate content, creates all the links, is the only one who has sole access to all the social networking sites, and basically runs and oversees everything.
And the rest of the people are all members. Yup, there are no other leadership positions other than head honcho, there is no vice-president, 2nd vice-president, treasurer, president of marketing, president of shining members shoes, president to teach presidents how to be presidents. Fuck all that shit. Everyone else is a member. Therefore, even more so that leagues with a verbose list of leadership positions, your reputation in the league will then be dictated on your contribution to the league and how you participate, and how much you contribute is not restricted to a leadership position, when you want to interact with a writing community, post your stories and comment on other stories, if you want to be alone, then do so, we’re not going to force you to continue contributing, like how a ‘leader’ does(Even I post stuff on the Facebook page only when I feel like it, so from the frequency of daily posts you can tell I really like this club don’t I?), own time, own target, controlling your own destiny.
Continue posting your stories, art and confessions, and if there’s any information that’s miscellaneous(maybe a compeitition or a meme about writing?) that you think is extremely important that Budding Writers League should post, send a private message over, and if it’s great content that should be discussed upon, we will definitely oblige. We want to create the best possible environment for our community of writers to foster in, and what better way to do that, then to collaborate with our fellow writers to generate content to our Facebook page. So basically your role on the site is not dictated by an arbitrary leadership position, but your actual contribution. Therefore if you somehow manage to contribute more to Budding Writers League than me, then you deserve to overthrow me and I will make you admin (But if that’s the case, you might as well just start your own society, that could probably be better than BWL)
You might think that this leadership structure is quite precarious, since there’s only leader involved and that leader is in control of so many important aspects of the league. And you would probably be right. So if in any case Amos Yee(me)suddenly dies, hopefully someone hacks into my Facebook account and make someone capable enough the new Admin or Leader, otherwise Budding Writers League is completely screwed. So really, all you have to do to stop artists from making more comics about how Muhammad sucks and possibly cause a non-violent Atheist revolution that allows more Atheists (and logical people) to be in the world by 2038, is to just kill me. And if you do, I completely understand, it’s absolutely horrible, but in the perspective of an Islamic fundamentalist cunt, I completely understand. And of course, there’s the issue that sometime in the future I might lose interest in the club(probably not), quietly stop running the club, just like Eugene, and leaving the activity of the club in shambles, and maybe some of the= members work to be lost. But you have to be uncompromisingly honest with yourself when you ask this, is Amos Yee that much of a cunt (Eugene) to suddenly not assume his leadership position, and even worst, not tell anyone about it? And that answer, is the factor that leads to the stability of the club, pure, unmitigated trust, to your leader. And believe me, you will trust me a lot.
And then you see how one person, who grew up bottom of his class with the IQ of a 104, can have all these people, and non-violent revolutions, and other impactful influences to the world that is contingent to him, so why the fuck aren’t there more people like me?
And you have all the rights to set up your own society, but if it was so easy to identify flaws with the league that compels you to make another writing league because you can definitely do a better job, then obviously I haven’t done my job well(Just like the humanist society, censorshipping cunts, I’m genuninely thinking of setting up my own Singapore Atheist Society in the future.).
You might think this leadership structure is truly revolutionary, just one leader, and everyone else are members, where artists are truly able to have free reign despite being part of a league. Yes it is pretty fucking cool I know, but I wouldn’t consider it that revolutionary, just one of it’s advocates that contributes to it being influential, because Gabe Newell beat me to it (and it’s actually because he sent out the 40-page valve employee manual which is why I had the idea). And look at valve, where 75% of PC games are sold to players on steam, and half-life 2 has won more Game of the decade awards than a nintendo game(I still don’t agree with that). So Gabe Newell found out that you don’t need a leadership position to compel you to create art, in fact a leadership position actually adversely affects your motivation to create art, all you need, once again, is passion, and an artistic vision. Lord Gaben, you are a fucking genius.
In conclusion, I’ll end off by saying this, you are now about to be part of something that is truly unique, special and exceptionally awesome, that of Budding Writers League. It is now serving as a source of inspiration to many and will continue evolving in the subsequent future. However, it’s relative success, whether it becomes a the greatest writing society in the world or a club that consists of millions, is contingent on me, your head honcho, but most of all, to you, the writers, creators, thinkers, and artists. You, are now part of something, that can be truly revolutionary. I know…. it is terribly exciting
My fellow friends, Welcome To Budding Writers League.
BW (AKA Your head honcho, Amos Yee)