Something that every random writer has thought about.  Is what you’re writing too ridiculous?  Is it random to the point where no one will care?  What if it hits a sensitive topic and someone goes nuke on you?  Ok, that last one doesn’t happen very often.  I mean, seriously, who’s sensitive about penguin mating habbits?

The question remains, however.  When is random too random?

I’ll start off with a definition.

ran·dom  adjective

1. proceeding, made, or occurring without definite aim, reason, or pattern: the random selection of numbers.
2. Statistics. of or characterizing a process of selection in which each item of a set has an equal probability of being chosen.

That’s what the online dictionary has to say about random.

Random, however is more than just a description.  It is a state of mind that only so few can achieve.  If you can reach that level of enlightenment, it is the most wonderful thing.  Unseen and unheard of possibilities rush at you in waves.  A topic as plain and boring as cotton can turn into something that can actually make people laugh. 

Randomness is truely a beautiful thing.  When used correctly, you can make even the most straight faced people laugh.

There is something, however, that you should beware.  The wanna-be’s.  Fear them.  Avoid them.  Most of all, do not read their writing.  You will be left crying.  The wanna-be’s usually end up with a jumbled mess of incomprehensable writing that makes no sense and will do nothing but abuse the senses.  Though their writing may be evil, do not hate them.  They are trying and they may show promise.  But until they dish out something worthwhile…avoid them. 

You need not worry about finding many of them though.  Most go into hiding after the first few hours of criticism.  Also, because of said criticism, they tend to come back as stronger writers and their jumbled messes end up making more sense.  Usually. 

Maybe later I’ll list the rules to tell whether or not the writer is a good random writer or not.  (Hint: the first clue is that you’re laughing.)  But, until next time…

We’re still here, we’re still writing.