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A place to discuss whatever you wish

like an online chat room without the scrolling text, annoying sounds,

frightful images of people’s private parts dumped on your windowsill 

and risk of harmful pests.


Feel free to:

Start/Join a conversation.

Ask me any questions about:  Relationships (general), Love, Romance, Astrology, Philosophy, Dream Analysis, Art, Commission Projects/Requests, Photography,

Interior Decorating, Writing, Food, Travel,  Humor, Movies, Cartoons, Comic Books, Dinosaurs, Costumes (Parties), etc.

[In the case of personal questions, I ask that you use the Contact Me feature.]

Express your truest feelings.


With the power to screen and delete additions, anything I deem offensive or rude will be removed, and I may occasionally redecorate the place a bit(for holidays/seasons and various events/interests).

69 Responses to “Writingbolt’s Chat Cafe”

  1. October 8, 2013 at 7:49 am

    What a brilliant idea shame we can’t really eat the pizza!

    • October 9, 2013 at 2:06 am

      I thought you might like the menu:P It makes my mouth water, too.

      • October 9, 2013 at 2:57 am

        Oh yes you love pizza that’s why you like my pic ha ha. Pop over to London b4 21st, best pizza to rival the one in Roma, where pizza pic taken. I’m a regular and they have become friends/ Manager Pietro offers me freebie drinks and capuccino and occasionally if i m a very good and lucky girl tiramasu. It is to die for, better than sex!

      • October 9, 2013 at 3:16 am

        Yesss…it’s my social cafe food of choice. Pizza makes the world go ’round. It’s round, and every culture can get into it.

        Why before the 21st? 21st of what? I had Pisa pizza that wasn’t so hot. Wow, free treats. Too bad he can’t do free pizza:P

        Whoa, whoa…now you went too far. Do not bring the S word into this:P I do not want to think about body hair/fluids while drooling over pizza. No no no

      • October 9, 2013 at 5:22 am

        21st of October this month is when Elvis leaves the building, ie. I fly bk to the Far East and resumed my new life in HK. Ergo no longer in London to take you to that pizza place. No need sweetie only tiramasu i guarantee no body hair or fluids of any kind.

        What are your fav pizza toppings??

      • October 9, 2013 at 5:46 am

        Ah, so after the 21st, no more fried peanut butter, banger and mash sandwiches. Right? Uh-huh-uh-huh:P

        Pepperoni, red onion and green pepper.

  2. October 28, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Okay, my topic for this end of October/Halloween/Costume Day period…

    What do you need to scare/keep away from your home/self, and what do you need to invite/have more of/find?

    As for myself, I would say I need to scare/keep away sponges/leeches (people who leech/take and don’t give), greed (including greedy/scheming “profiteers” and selfish family) and fear-inducing sources like television and newspapers with nothing better to do. And, I need to invite warm hearts/kindness, happiness, romance, love, joy, fun, humor and understanding (how does one do that?).

  3. November 19, 2014 at 4:44 am

    I’ll bring another topic out for anyone visiting during this (American) Thanksgiving season (prior to Christmas/New Year’s).

    If you do not cook/serve turkey (whether you are a vegetarian/vegan or forced to go without it), what is your substitute for the centerpiece of the holiday meal/feast?

  4. January 8, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Writingbolt, do you write books?

    • January 12, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      I have made books since I was nearly 7 years-old. But, in terms of books ready to be published, I’ve completed two, so far. I am working on polishing a few more, comprising short stories I’ve written hastily in the past. I’m often looking for a co-writer or better support/writing group to pull my work together into its finest form.

      • January 13, 2015 at 1:27 am

        That’s awesome! what is your genre? I can’t wait to see them published 🙂 I have no helpful information to offer, but I’m good with moral support. You can do it! 😀

      • January 13, 2015 at 5:09 pm

        I don’t have any particular genre. I dabble in various ones. I’ve written just about everything except gory horror and non-fiction (other than my autobiography). I’m into mythology and some ancient history but am not particularly strong in historical accuracy.

        I could always use moral support and creative input which we all surely have but don’t always use.

  5. January 8, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Note: I’m really enjoying your blog posts 🙂 and, completely no offense, but I think it would be much easier on the eyes if it wasn’t designed white on black. Although, that’s your preference, of course. 😉

    • January 12, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      I wanted a “theme” that suited my general writing mood and which worked with my slow, old PC. This one did the job for a few years. I just haven’t felt like or found a worthy replacement. And, I thought, if I made the change, I might have to go back and change my old posts. I had to do that once before at another blog site. It’s not much fun.

      I am not crazy about the lower-case letters everywhere. But, I did like the color scheme and category cloud.

      Perhaps your eyes are used to a white screen with black text. Or, you might have a special iris configuration/color. Or, you might just be tired from PC overload. 🙂

      • January 13, 2015 at 1:23 am

        Haha! Love those suggestions. Never would have thought of the iris configuration having anything to do with which color scheme I’m comfortable with xD other than that, I probably really am just used to black on white. PC overload too, comes close to truth. haha

      • January 13, 2015 at 5:03 pm

        Well, I didn’t need glasses til I spent too many hours on the computer. And, I got tired of black text on bright white screens. Also, you can’t see lightning in day light (well). A few more thoughts on why I chose the dark backdrop.

        I thought so (about the overload). 🙂

  6. April 25, 2015 at 8:40 am

    wow this chat cafe in your blog sure is unique! read your few entries and they were nice 🙂

    • June 10, 2015 at 12:58 am

      It’s just something I thought of reading your comments on some of my blogs… haha, and I didn’t quite wanna hash it out there but this is what a chat cafe’s for, right? :))))

      • June 15, 2015 at 9:54 pm

        Yes, exactly. 🙂 If you feel the need to “hash it out”–whether you feel irked, sad or just curious–this is the sort of space (if you don’t have a message board or chat room) to do it. Too many comments on one blog post might deter people from commenting.

    • June 15, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      Can you be more specific? What sort of culture clash would you like to discuss? Is there a question you’d like to pose for me or other visitors to answer? Or, is there an opinion/task we might give/try?

      • June 16, 2015 at 12:26 am

        well first, the Philippines has no other currency than pesos. Haha 🙂 Uhm, I guess I just found it interesting when you mentioned London on my Milkmen blog ^_^ water from the tap here is not clean! haha :)) Where do you come from? If you don’t mind my asking. 😀

      • June 17, 2015 at 9:52 pm

        Really? Just pesos? So, it really is Spanish-infused, then. I would have imagined it had currency like the baht (Thailand) or rupal (if I spelled that right, India).

        Interesting how? I just thought maybe you were staying in London for work/school.

        So, tap water has to be purified? You live on bottled water, otherwise? What about baths/showers? Are those safe?

        I come from a suburban lil portal in the middle of the USA where the land is shaped like a hand.

      • June 18, 2015 at 12:49 am

        I guess interesting coz i wondered what I’d said to suggest London. haha! Well, we only drink purified water.. yes, usually from bottles. I mean we can drink tap, but that’s if we want to risk reacting to germs or other such stuff in the water. Yes, baths/showers are safe :)) On second thought I must have worded that wrong, “culture clash”… not really a clash, more just comparison. Which I find fun. :>

      • June 24, 2015 at 8:46 pm

        Ah…okay. It sounds like we both could use a good sit and chat session over drinks and snacks. We probably would end up with sore throats and not sleep well for days. But, I think we’re overdue. 😀

        So, tap water is unsafe for drinking…that’s depressing. But, you are not concerned about hot water putting germs in your pores?

      • June 25, 2015 at 12:41 am

        Drinks and snacks sound good 🙂 haha, sore throats, really? why?
        Also, never really thought about the hot water and pores! Isn’t skin waterproof? If there was anything in the water it might at least result in a skin reaction or something…. but usually the water’s not THAT contaminated. Like, very rarely. It’s filtered, anyway, we probably just don’t trust our pipeworks 😉

      • June 30, 2015 at 10:09 pm

        Sore throats from talking too much, obviously. 🙂 Or, maybe bad tap water.

        Uh, no. In fact, I’ve heard a few sources that say it’s bad to share a hot tub because your pores could transmit/receive diseases and rashes from those sharing the tub. Hot water seems to open your pores more than warm or cold. Skin may repel water with its natural oils, but supposedly something does get in there, which explains some hard water rashes among other reactions like dry skin.

        If I can’t drink the water, I am a lil leery about bathing in it.

      • July 1, 2015 at 12:40 am

        Haha I thought the sore throats might have been a hint on the weather there… although it’s summer for you, I believe. Here the rains have just begun. 🙂

        As for hot water, which does open pores most, maybe that’s the difference; if it’s hot running water, compared with a hot tub, it might be different. At any rate, I’ve never felt any adverse effects from bathing in our water :> (nor from standing in the rain either – random! haha)

        I’ve never thought of that… If you can’t drink it, you won’t bathe in it. That’s just… something we don’t think about, I guess. Anyway, we mostly have cold showers. 😉 It’s super hot here most of the time.

      • July 1, 2015 at 10:30 pm

        I could not stand the heat nor the cold showers…unless my whole brain turned upside-down. [Makes me think of Starfire trying to adapt Robin to her world on Teen Titans.]

        So, what say you, and the rain get together sometime? 😀

        Yes, the weather here is presently at its sunniest and hottest.

      • July 9, 2015 at 12:53 am

        I’m sorry to say I’m not much of a Teen Titans enthusiast 😦 that is to say, I have only seen one cartoon episode in my life, haha.

        Right now the rain’s on and off. Proper tropical typhoon weather.
        Hot coffee indoors during cold weather is nice too. 🙂

      • July 20, 2015 at 10:03 pm

        Wow. Were you forced to watch the episode? Are you just too “mature” for cartoons? Or, was the show too silly?

        I would need to warm up to hot coffee. I’d rather have hot chocolate/cocoa.

      • July 21, 2015 at 12:44 am

        Cocoa is delicious too :DD Haha, no, I was not forced to do it! And I LOVE cartoons. I am very much like a child in a lot of ways. It’s just that we were more raised on Disney cartoons than … others. :> I happened to see that episode because I was not at home and my sisters and I found it randomly flipping through TV channels.

      • July 21, 2015 at 1:15 am

        Well, good, then. 🙂 I thought maybe you were too mature for cartoons.

        Meh. I’ve outgrown Disney and moved on to Pixar. I am not sure why Disney rubbed me the wrong way in high school. I still will watch some Disney movies. But, I don’t think of them as fondly. And, I have no interest in seeing Disneyland unless I have the right company.

        I think the original Teen Titans cartoon was a bit dark and dramatic at times; but I loooove Starfire so much. The later “Go!” series is more childish and oddly funny.

      • July 21, 2015 at 1:23 am

        Pixar’s lovely 😀 I would still consider it Disney, though. Disney-Pixar. Haha… growing up for me, it was less Disney channel cartoons, and more Disney cartoon-movies (is there another way of putting it? hehe).

      • July 21, 2015 at 8:47 pm

        I know. Maybe I was just testing you. Strangely enough, I feel we’ve discussed this before.

        I like a much wider variety of cartoons. I even watch animated movies from other cultures, like France and Iran. I watch some anime, but too many Asian artists waste their talent on smut.

  7. November 12, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    To my surprise, I wasn’t following you yet. I should have been. I like the Cafe you’ve set up here. Looks to be very welcoming. Great idea!

  8. February 6, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Well…. um, it appears to be another blog post. Is there a magic trick to a chat room devoid of the dreaded stickers and emoticons? (And the even more dreaded video cams?)

    • February 6, 2016 at 2:31 am

      It’s not a blog post. It’s a blog PAGE. I am not sure the difference other than it’s readily accessible versus a blog post which is posted and then drifts into antiquity otherwise known as your personal archives.

      Anyway, you just start a conversation with a comment, and then others have the freedom to respond/add to what you said.

  9. June 1, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Is there coffee in this cafe??? If not, I might very well bring my own.

    • June 2, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      Let’s see what you can brew. 🙂

      I can’t serve much here. But, I’m the guy behind the counter, making small talk but having a hard time not going into greater detail. 🙂

      Other than trying to get away from heavy comment chains on blog posts others want to get through and potentially give input without “wading” through a ton of verbiage, I’ve only considered this for gallery space, as I explain above.

      • June 3, 2017 at 4:16 am

        Seems like a deep hole you’re digging. I could only hope for enough followers to care about TOO MUCH posting on my page. but Meh. There may or may not be liquor in my coffee. I havent deided.

      • June 3, 2017 at 4:26 am

        What deep hole?

        Oh, actual coffee you need to bring to an internet chat page? As what keeps your brain going? Or to douse the computer if it makes you mad?

        I thought coffee was a metaphor for input.

      • June 3, 2017 at 4:28 am

        Very literal coffee. And the deep hole of attempting to stay out of lengthy blog discussions.

      • June 5, 2017 at 1:37 pm

        Well, like everything else in which I think outside the conventional box, I try…and try not to be brought down by failure.

  10. September 1, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    well about time we livened things up in here…. its been sleep for so long

    • September 4, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      And, you are? Have we met under a different name?

      • September 14, 2018 at 7:07 pm

        Hee hee hee. Thank you. I don’t think we’ve “met” either, though the name is familiar, however it’s nice to see those basic civilities being requested for a change! (I’m testing “Conversations” in the WP reader.)

      • September 18, 2018 at 10:12 pm

        I recognize morlock13 for some reason, but not the other face/name I saw. I could have greeted you more nicely but was in a foul mood and would have liked you to start a topic rather than say my old-fashion chat/comment café space was too sleepy. I had an inkling of thinking you might be a troublemaker.

        Testing what how?

      • September 22, 2018 at 10:23 am

        There’s an option in WP reader which is “Conversations”. I chose that for a different scroll and found listings of where the talk was happening between myself and other users.

        Sad that I didn’t see this reply until four days afterward. Looks like WP likes to inform us of bot accounts perpetually following but not actual conversation.

      • October 3, 2018 at 8:43 pm

        WP notifications haven’t been very timely or helpful for some time now. Like my previous blog, glitches and changes abound, messing with comprehension and motor skills. I do not get to attend the staff meetings; nor do I get much notice of what changes here unless I stumble through it. [Whereas my former blog site would send everyone a notice saying they were going to try some new version of the site mainframe software or whatever before changes took effect. And, even then, if I didn’t show up often enough, sometimes I’d come back to my blog and wonder why I couldn’t get to what I knew was there but now was elsewhere; and some new glitches could make the experience even more unsettling.]

        In short, don’t be surprised to have the rug pulled out from under you where the internet is concerned; you don’t build the houses, and the landlords get restless. This is a lousy way to depend upon permanency and not an ideal journal space.

      • October 3, 2018 at 10:15 pm

        I have my moments. 😀

        Oh, yeah. You. Dark Shadows podcast lady! It’s been so long.

      • October 3, 2018 at 10:46 pm

        Aye. Things are better now. I have pen pals who are a lot more honest about what I’m doing and what they’re enjoying. It’s more solid and I can get to know people better. (Some don’t even know Dark Shadows. They’re in it for all the other fandoms, and some just for Wadsworth, the butler.) ^_^ Feel free to email again if you like. (Or we can just keep chatting here. Or not.)

      • October 3, 2018 at 10:51 pm

        A lot more honest than what/who from when?

        [I thought we went over all that honest review stuff long ago.]

        You have had a chance to get to know me plenty. 😛 [I just somehow drifted away from the whole Dark Shadows craze, but I linger back every time a certain TV channel runs a mini-marathon…though I never seem to see any episodes I didn’t already see.]

        And, you can email me. I’m just at a real low place in my mind/life right now that my motivation to chase people with emails has fizzled quite extensively. I am inclined to respond but not as energetic about reaching out to people.

      • October 3, 2018 at 11:01 pm


        And the honesty I meant was just the knowledge there is a show that exists that they listen to. The simple validation and extending from that into fun discussion about it with me. Pen friends can do that. (Social network users couldn’t really do that.)

      • October 3, 2018 at 11:05 pm

        I thought you always had interactions with listeners (and related pen pals). It just wasn’t as stellar as it could be. But, I recall you rarely complaining. The usual disagreements did occur now and then.

        I don’t get that. Pen pal communication works better than modern “social media” with all of its options? That’s sad. I’d go back to snail mail if I had enough people up for it. But, in my effort to keep up with the times, I thought email would work nicely for me and save me some horrible penmanship (which is sad, considering how fine a writer I was in my youth). I have worked my butt off to maintain contact with people via chat rooms, emails and blogs. And, I’ve had so little to show for it. It’s like chasing a traveling circus. The show ends; the performers depart, and I’m lucky if I have an autograph or souvenir photo.

      • October 4, 2018 at 12:32 am

        No. I had very high statistical numbers but not much discussion, well minus people arguing with me that I didn’t need it, that the high statistics should be “enough”. Most of the listeners got hopped up on that “like” button fad. A lot of the social media options aren’t really communication, more video game and casino maneuvers.

        I think pen friends worked better because we’re physical beings, essentially. A good number of pen pals I found were very irked and fed up with social media anyway, so we already had that in common. You’re right, though. A lot of what you mentioned is like a traveling circus. The 20th Century communication somehow proves more stable. Who would have thought? ^_^

      • October 4, 2018 at 12:35 am

        So, you wanted more discussion but were pestered for not being content with “ratings” or “clicks.”

        Yeaaaaa, I’ve been ready to bust every LIKE button in existence for years, now.

        Except, you don’t get anything for betting LIKE on anything, except a link to what you aspire to appreciate but never do. I’ll LIKE this now and get to it…oh, never, cuz I just LIKE’d a dozen other things I passed so quickly in my doldrums.

        The Goldbergs would have thought. 😛

      • October 4, 2018 at 1:04 am

        Hee hee hee! Thank you. It’s nice to hear that someone else is fed up with “likes”. For the WP reader you can’t turn them off but I found out there is a way to turn them off for your basic web-log. Getting rid of that helped me out a ton. People can’t put their blog-badge on your entries if you remove that feature.

        I’ll shoot you an email. At least to list the pen pal options I found. (I just have to find or remember what your email is.)

      • October 15, 2018 at 4:18 pm

        Yea, this is old news. I feel like we went over the LIKE factor(s) years ago. I’d like to say I don’t care. I don’t bother looking to see what’s turned on or off, really, because the site likes to change things now and then; and any tweaking I do can cause a problem when they do their business. It’s like two plumbers working on the same set of pipes from different floors.

        Blog badge? I was wondering what some of these total non-member strangers were doing when they flagged or tagged some of my posts/pictures. I questioned the source addresses without seeing where they led; removed a few I thought might be weeds.

        I DO have a Contact Me page with two email options.

  11. December 1, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Hey, writingbolt.
    I feel like I owe you some sort of explanation, and I’m really sorry that I just dropped off the web, as it were. It’s true that I stopped blogging and basically left it to “collect dust,” as you say. Until you messaged earlier today I honestly had not seen any of your later comments on my blog posts on WordPress. Quick update, I guess; last week my boyfriend of nearly two years proposed, and we are planning to get married next year. 🙂 I am still proofreading and editing, and life is exciting. Sadly, I think I’ve discovered that blogging is not for me; but who knows? I may go back to it.
    I’m not sure if you still monitor this page, but if so, I really would like to apologize for not responding to any of your quite consistent comments. Thank you for leaving so many of them. 🙂 I am also not sure if or when I’ll be hearing from you again or if I’ll be back here or even on my WordPress in the next years. Thank you for everything 🙂

    • December 2, 2019 at 1:56 pm

      Look how quickly you responded…did you get a ring tone or something when I left a comment?

      Ah. That’s why… Uh, congrats, I guess.

      Well, what do you really need a blog for when you’re REAL life is about to blast off in new directions with a life partner.

      I am both sad to lose you and happy you are doing something lovely with your life; I hope it all works out for the best…

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