Admin Update II: Pandorama.

Renegade Ink started out as a simple idea between a bunch of people, bound together by the concept that we were going to make something awesome. I remember a lot of people asked me “so what’s your blog about?”

I didn’t really know how to answer them. I guess that there’s no one way to answer that question. This means something different to every single person who calls this place home, and every single viewer who takes in an amazing photograph, a beautiful design, or the musings of one of our writers. The simple truth is, Renegade Ink is a lot of things, to a lot of people, but at it’s base, I hope that it will always be clear that this is meant to inspire and amaze, to shock and awe, to shake and stir. Raw, human emotion, is what we made this for.

When we first started, I remember that this was just an incoherent jumble, a mess that we were hoping would become coherent. A group of people that didn’t really know what to expect from this, or each other. We threw best friends in with complete strangers, and the only thing binding them was the fact that we’re all human beings with our own story, in one million different contexts. Whether you’re older, younger, black, brown, white or asian, man or woman, christian, hindu, muslim, or atheist, whether you’re a romantic or a cynicist, or somewhere in between of all that – it doesn’t matter. None of that matters. Being human, remembering what it means to be human. That’s all that matters.

Inspiration has no context.

3000 views and counting.

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Admin Update 1: A Congregation of Benevolent Artichokes.

Please be aware that all comments, while they must be approved, are still VERY VERY much welcomed. We value your support and ideas highly, and we thank you for your continued support in what we’re trying to accomplish here. While we may tolerate many things, Renegade Ink will not tolerate abuse, hate speech, or any comments that are made in a substantially derogatory manner. 

The things that we write are written for you just as much as they are written for us. We want to hear what you have to say about what we write, we want to hear about how much you have in common with us, and how much you see things differently. We want to hear about your story. Renegade Ink is not just a place for us to bounce ideas off the wall and get ourselves heard, it’s a place for you to be inspired, and for you to inspire us. We have been up and running for less than a month, and the feedback is awe-inspiring. Every day, we look forward more and more to hearing about what you think, but while we’re reading what you’re posting and smiling, we’re also seeing the spam count fly higher and higher and getting ever closer to a level of near apocalyptic rage. Catnarok, if I may. 

We’re funny people. We won’t delete your comment if you’re just trying to make a joke or you’re using profane language to get your point across about how fucking awesome cats are. We fucking love cats too. But please understand that keeping track on a blog with this many authors and this many readers in such a short time span is a very demanding job – we hope you continue to comment and tell us just how much we’re a bunch of idiots or explain to us in gratifying detail how much you want to satisfy our every sexual whim. 

– Renegade.

well then…

i fucked up. not in a terrible way or anything, i just haven’t gotten the hang of wordpress yet. to my fellow writers and photographers of Renegade Ink, my bad. i created a second blog and username and everything…i’m kinda lost, haha.

i suppose that while i’m writing this post, i may as well offer a brief profile of myself.

Name: Roland. i can’t say i have any (appropriate) nicknames like Reid does…so i suppose Roland should suffice.

Occupation: i work in a restaurant, which is kind of stressful, but ehhhh. i otherwise spend my time playing video games, playing a guitar and being highly critical of things that really don’t need to be critiqued. oh right, did i mention that i’m a student?

Likes: music, video games, movies, football, basketball, dogs…this could go on forever.

Dislikes: Michael Reid, stupidity, people that think that they’re above others and Michael Reid.

Hobbies: see Occupation.

Cheesecake: yes.

What You Can Expect From Me: nothing, really. half the time, i feel like writing about the things that are eating away at me, but that’s often personal. i’d rather not flood this joint venture with things that don’t matter. instead, i’ll probably be throwing up posts about current events (political and celebrity news alike), music/movie reviews, the NFL/NBA and Shay Mitchell.

i’ve nothing insightful to say unless you see it that way. i don’t have an awesome quote to throw up either. my colleagues are all very capable, from what i know. i hope that you readers enjoy everything that we all put up. let’s get this thing started. ;D