Sassy dear, I think you do fine posts from what I have seen. You do speak from your heart and that is not necessarily a bad thing, it might just need to be tamed a bit.
We are not specialists here so we all speak from experiences that we have and sometimes others just do not understand. Or they are from a different culture so they view things a bit differently or they don't have those issues where they live. So we have to build our posts in a way that is friendly to everyone who may read it.
We are all here to help each other to get the most of this message board that was built for all of those who love the Professors works of The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings.
Am I to understand that perhaps you said some things or posted some things that others did not like or understand? I know you have been really touched by the 9/11 coverage this year. Some folks were hit hardest when it happened and others go through grieving processes over the years. I still tear up and get a lump in my throat when I see the images and the films of when it happened. I live on the opposite side of the United States but was moved by the horror of the act against not only the United States but the rest of the World. It was The World Trade Center. May businesses and countries have firms in those hallowed steel towers. It was an act of terrorism against the world and so it will hurt for a very long time. The thing to do is find someone you live near, a councilor at school or a parent or a pastor who can talk with you when you have questions about why it happened or why it hurts so much now as to then.
There are lots of folks here who would love to be your friend and over time they will get to know you dear.
May I ask you some questions and then guide you by your answers?
Are you an adult or are you still under age? Do not tell me your exact age or where you live please, we want to keep you safe from any dangers of the internet and the like. We also have the Terms of Service that are set in place to protect you and each of us. Click on the link at the bottom of any page and you will find the terms of service.
Do you like animals or do you have any pets like cats or a dog? There are guilds where folks talk about their pets and share some of the challenges or adventures our fine furry friends take us on.
I myself have a cat named China and three Betta Fish, Torrock, Charming and Whisper!
My husband and I live in the country and love it. We get to see wild animals all the time like Eagles, Buffalo (American Bison), horses and cows. We love the mountains and the ocean. We love to watch the sunset on the water in the summer. It is beautiful!!
Check out the guilds and alliances and see if you can find some topics that you are interested in and then request if you can join in the discussions. You could explain that you might be a little slower at grasping some of what is said but that you want to still join in. They should be very good about letting you join.
We are a friendly bunch and you are always welcome to check out anywhere on the boards for topics to get into. I would warn you against the Philosophy (Halls of Manwe) topics since they get very detailed and can get often times a bit much for anyone. I avoid them now.
Come on into the talk forum and make friends but don't expect everyone to answer every time you post. We often times wont answer or respond to everything everyone posts. It would be near to impossible to do that all the time. But we are all friends and would love to have you join us when you can.
Don't try to take over a subject but participate and join in with some thoughts or observations about those things in your own life, if you like. Be a friend and you will have friends hon!!
I do hope this helps you dear Sassy. I unfortunately will be gone all weekend for some funerals. But even though the weekends are slower around here do check it out and maybe do some reading of other threads to see what is available and what you might want to follow to see how it goes. Post and say Hello and be yourself sweet one!!!
I am honored to be asked to assist you here with anything!