Ask Stories House 2

from Nick Suss

Nov. 21, 2013, 3:49 p.m.

So I'm procrastinating again. I'm watching Friends. Again. I'm laughing hysterically, as usual. But I really should be doing more important things. It's that time of year, you know, the one where all college students are frantically trying to get everything done, but having a tough time resisting their impulses to not get anything done. So here I am. Typing and watching The One with the Lesbian Wedding. (Great episode for the record. But I say that about every episode.) And then it hit me. (Three weeks ago.) No one has posted anything anywhere near meaningful on StoriesHouse in months. MONTHS. Now I realize that people like to not tell all of their intimate moments on the internet, but I can't help but miss what we had last year. So I'm bringing back the failed "Ask Stories House" initiative that we tried last spring. Now that our comments section is active(ish) and our reader base has grown considerably, (my most recent post reached 500 views!) I feel like this is a feasible option. Here's what I want.

Now, I don't expect this to be like a Bill Simmons-esque mailbag or a comprehensive analysis of everything we know, but I want some suggestions and some questions. I'm out of ideas. And I assume my fellow writers are also out of ideas. So hit the comment section. Is there a hot-button topic you want me, or anyone else from the site, to write about? Suggest it! Is there a zany activity you want me to try and then write about how awkward I was doing it? Suggest it! Do you want any former columns which have since died out to be brought back? Suggest 'em! Are you surprised this string of rhetorical questions is longer than three? Comment about it! I want this to be an active conversation. I'll start it off at the bottom. Follow my lead. Because I have some suggestions about what I want to be brought back. And if my suggestions aren't made to happen, it will show what little clout I actually have.

And one more quick thing. This one is addressed directly to the readers. If you have a story that you think is worth telling, comment about that too. If you want to write it, we will try to get it up and get you an account so you can write even more. That kind of sounds like a pyramid scheme. It isn't. Just the crazy pleas of desperate writer looking for ideas. Signing out.


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