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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:45 am UTC
by Fractal_Tangent
Hallo Marko, awesome to meet you. I hope you like it here.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:12 pm UTC
by kapojinha
RebeccaRGB wrote:Besides that, I am writing a fantasy novel about a lonely girl who eventually make friends with witches, sentient plants, supernatural beings, aliens from Neptune, and a family that secretly rules the world. I also draw cartoons of the characters in my novel. Despite being a geek, I'm also quite artistic. Hustle and bustle are like my left and right brains. :)

I love girly things, the color purple, pop music, 90's sitcoms, cats (though I'm allergic to them), vintage Apple Computers (pre-iMac), platformers, puzzle games, identity politics, and coding. :)

Hiiii. I like stalking new people. You seem interesting. May I please pretty please read your novel? I like reading other people's writing.. and your novel sounds rather interesting. :)

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:13 pm UTC
by Monika
k.p.b wrote:Hi, I'm Pat, and i'm almost done with junior year in high school. i run a lot, perhaps a little too much, and i play xbox way too often. i enjoy the sciences, especially physics, but im also interested in linguistics after randomly picking up a book about it. i figured id post here because i follow rules and the such :D

Looks like you'll fit right in.

gurfunklebunker wrote:Hello. (:
I am Marko, and I am currently in my last year of high school (just one more month really). I am really interested in music, history, languages (especially Croatian, since I sort of have an ethnic pride in being Croatian XD), and philosophy. i have visited xkcd a lot and I have been through the archives for the past couple of days, and I just love it. :D I decided to join the forums seeing as I don't really have a place on the internet after leaving a few forums already.
I was born in Canada and have lived here my whole life.
And, 42.

And you like 'k's?

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:00 pm UTC
by rrwoods
kapojinha wrote:
RebeccaRGB wrote:Besides that, I am writing a fantasy novel about a lonely girl who eventually make friends with witches, sentient plants, supernatural beings, aliens from Neptune, and a family that secretly rules the world. I also draw cartoons of the characters in my novel. Despite being a geek, I'm also quite artistic. Hustle and bustle are like my left and right brains. :)

I love girly things, the color purple, pop music, 90's sitcoms, cats (though I'm allergic to them), vintage Apple Computers (pre-iMac), platformers, puzzle games, identity politics, and coding. :)

May I please pretty please read your novel? I like reading other people's writing.. and your novel sounds rather interesting. :)

Massive +1 to this. Are you going to publish?

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:22 pm UTC
by gurfunklebunker
Monika wrote:
gurfunklebunker wrote:Hello. (:
I am Marko, and I am currently in my last year of high school (just one more month really). I am really interested in music, history, languages (especially Croatian, since I sort of have an ethnic pride in being Croatian XD), and philosophy. i have visited xkcd a lot and I have been through the archives for the past couple of days, and I just love it. :D I decided to join the forums seeing as I don't really have a place on the internet after leaving a few forums already.
I was born in Canada and have lived here my whole life.
And, 42.

And you like 'k's?


Well, that is how my name is spelled. And after learning the very minimal Croatian I know so far, I tend to pronouce and spell things slightly differently before realizing the English pronounciation. :V
In terms of spelling for my location, that's a bit of a joke about it, I guess.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:33 pm UTC
by RebeccaRGB
rrwoods wrote:
kapojinha wrote:
RebeccaRGB wrote:Besides that, I am writing a fantasy novel about a lonely girl who eventually make friends with witches, sentient plants, supernatural beings, aliens from Neptune, and a family that secretly rules the world.

May I please pretty please read your novel? I like reading other people's writing.. and your novel sounds rather interesting. :)

Massive +1 to this. Are you going to publish?

Yes, I'm going to publish it. It's currently only half written, though. Also, I haven't yet found a way to let people read it before it's published without risking leaking it to the public. Any ideas?

Also, I like K's. :)

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:49 am UTC
by Monika
Hi Rebekka! <waves> Sure sounds like an interesting novel to be.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:32 am UTC
by kapojinha
RebeccaRGB wrote:Yes, I'm going to publish it. It's currently only half written, though. Also, I haven't yet found a way to let people read it before it's published without risking leaking it to the public. Any ideas?

You could email it to me and I could swear on my mother's life not to leak it to anyone...? :P

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:00 am UTC
by AndrewG
Hi i'm Andy. I like graffiti, gaming and am just getting into coding.

Cherry popped.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:59 pm UTC
by Dason
AndrewG wrote:Hi i'm Andy. I like graffiti, gaming and am just getting into coding.

Cherry popped.

Graffiti eh? What kind of messages do you get across? ****Crossing fingers for for [imath]e^{i\pi} = -1[/imath] ***

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:02 pm UTC
by Sandra121289
Hello everyone, I'm Sandra.^^

I'm 20 and studying computer science in 4th semester in Leipzig, Germany.
(Yes I'm female, and yes, I know that it is rare to be female AND computer science student xD)

Recently I'm into coffee chocolate (one just finished before posting this xD). And Cappuccino..and Ice Coffee. Well anything besides the real thing :D

I have seen almost all the xkcd-comics, a lot of them are like taken out of my mind (love the "commented"-one^^).

A friend pointed out, that there's a forum here (always was to centered on the comics :D).

I hope to meet many nice and nerdy people!

Have a nice day everyone^^

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:20 pm UTC
by mkg9859
Sup I'm Mike. 31 network engineer from NYC.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:26 am UTC
by icanflywaitno
To people who read past the tl;dr

Hi, my name's Ronel. I'm Filipino living in the middle of nowhere 27 miles south of Atlanta, GA. I am 18 and I just graduated high school, and now I'm studying for some medical field that I haven't decided yet. I am a car enthusiast, especially import cars. I spend my time playing the guitar, playing video games, and working. I work as a bagger/cashier/inventory-thingy at my local Kroger. I then spend my extra time lurking within the depths of the internet, and sometimes sleeping. I am a complicated, random, unexpected, etc person according to my friends.

Did someone say bacon?!!? I love bacon, I put it around everything. I also love cheese, I put into everything. And I'm addicted to potatoes, I don't know why. And also to Dr. Pepper.

I'm out of things to say. So bye. :D

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:05 am UTC
by orinjuse
This seems to be one of the fastest moving threads on the boards, so I'll go with the flow...

Hi, I'm Tom, and I'm a horticulture journalist living in Melbourne. I travel a lot, I read a lot of SF and fantasy, I have a vegetable garden, two cats and a fiancée. I like eggs Benedict, gin & tonic, coffee and persimmons, although usually not all at the same time. I really like the smell of wood smoke, I take infuriatingly long turns in games of Scrabble, I obsessively research camera bags and I don't even like thinking about the texture of blackboards. I have a moustache, and I own almost all of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:28 am UTC
by Monika
I tried eggs Benedict for the first time last week, when I was in England, because I had seen them in a movie shortly before. They are delicious ... but the ham (bacon?) was very salty. Is it always so salty?

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:01 am UTC
by orinjuse
Monika wrote:I tried eggs Benedict for the first time last week, when I was in England, because I had seen them in a movie shortly before. They are delicious ... but the ham (bacon?) was very salty. Is it always so salty?


I don't think it's meant to be really salty. You could try eggs Florentine, which switches the ham for spinach and is almost as delicious.

Hi Merli - which bits of Asia have you travelled to? I get around Asia a bit too.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:49 pm UTC
by B.Good
Hello everyone! I'm Brendan. I'll be a freshman in college next semester, I'll be going to the University of Maryland at College Park next spring for Physics. I'm a huge science and math nerd (So I guess I'm in the right place), as well as just starting to learn how to program (I just started learning C++). I also play guitar and bass.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:47 am UTC
by Monika
<thinking out loud>There was a neighborhood on Geocities called College Park</thinking out loud>

Hi Brendan!

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:42 pm UTC
by Lioness
Good evening,

I'm Ella. I'm in my final year at high school (so why am I registering on yet another forum?), and hoping for as high a mark as possible (hah).
I'm an English nerd/enthusiast, a novice Japanese speaker, a D&D player, and I hate maths. Please don't shoot me.

See you 'round.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:44 pm UTC
by Fractal_Tangent
Hey Ella, awesome to meet you. I at least, won't shoot you because you don't like maths. =]

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:38 am UTC
by Lioness
Well, that's good. I don't like being shot.

One question I must ask, and I couldn't find after a (brief) search. What levels of profanity are acceptable? Is it an 'as long as you don't swear all the time it's cool' rule, or a 'don't swear at all'? I don't want to accidentally get myself banned.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:33 pm UTC
by Fractal_Tangent
Lioness wrote:Well, that's good. I don't like being shot.

One question I must ask, and I couldn't find after a (brief) search. What levels of profanity are acceptable? Is it an 'as long as you don't swear all the time it's cool' rule, or a 'don't swear at all'? I don't want to accidentally get myself banned.


Swearing generally ok, don't go OTT. It's rude =P

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:41 pm UTC
by joshz
But generally, as long as you're on topic, no one gives a fuck.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:11 pm UTC
by Zohar
Or, as always, if it's funny.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:27 pm UTC
by Cane
Lioness wrote:One question I must ask, and I couldn't find after a (brief) search. What levels of profanity are acceptable? Is it an 'as long as you don't swear all the time it's cool' rule, or a 'don't swear at all'? I don't want to accidentally get myself banned.

Mixing curse levels is required at all times:
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:40 am UTC
by morriswalters
Hi,

I'm Morris Walters, I'm old , ugly and opinionated.

I like Science Fiction(old)
My Kindle
And being alive.

Toodles

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:07 am UTC
by orinjuse
Hi Morris - check out the books subforum, if you haven't already.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:50 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Lioness wrote:Well, that's good. I don't like being shot.

One question I must ask, and I couldn't find after a (brief) search. What levels of profanity are acceptable? Is it an 'as long as you don't swear all the time it's cool' rule, or a 'don't swear at all'? I don't want to accidentally get myself banned.
I haven't been banned yet, and I tend to use a variation of fuckknight* in every other post, so... there's that.


*You know the game... %random string%fuck%random string% kind of thing. Leads to such fun as Jumpfuck and fuckbats.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:21 pm UTC
by Slight-of-mind
Would somebody get away with a profane username like fuckbat or fuckosaurus or fartfucker for instance?

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:29 pm UTC
by fuckbat/fuckosaurus/fartfucker
I'd say it's probably fine.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:43 pm UTC
by Dasboard
I'd want someone called Fuckosaurus as president, really.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:01 pm UTC
by Slight-of-mind
fuckbat/fuckosaurus/fartfucker wrote:I'd say it's probably fine.

Well done mysterious stranger. Please correct someone so they can say "fuckbat/fuckosaurus/fartfucker was right all along!!!"

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:00 pm UTC
by Cane
Slight-of-mind wrote:Would somebody get away with a profane username like fuckbat or fuckosaurus or fartfucker for instance?

Existing users:
fucking pussy small nax
lovefuckass
MotherFucker
mindfuckme
fuck the cosine
A fuckload of mooses
Belials_a_fucker
FuckThePainAway
xkmotherfuckingcd
fuckbat/fuckosaurus/fartfucker
young black porn shit
Woshitelno
Nilashitlylip
Artilishits
isxkcdshittytoday
Lieutenant Geyser Shitdick
yoshitaro
AkiGrahamShitatsuchi

Note:
None of these are active users, none with >10 posts.
No active users with "cunt".
Several of the "shit" ones seems to be coincidences.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:17 pm UTC
by Dasboard
young black porn shit

Several of the "shit" ones seems to be coincidences.


Common typo.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:46 pm UTC
by No301
Hello, I'm Josh and I'm a sophmore at my school, a learning programmer, and a neurotic. I also like to purposly annoy people, but not on the internet for some odd reason.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:15 pm UTC
by WaffleMike
Hello, my name is Mike, as might be apparent from my username. You might have also predicted that I enjoy myself a good waffle. I have been a long time reader of XKCD, and just recently decided to join the forum. I plan to go into the biological/medical field, planning to be some kind of surgeon or a medical chemist. I am currently posting this message from the Wii using a USB keyboard, saving me a lot of point and click with the remote. Good day to you.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:09 pm UTC
by Fractal_Tangent
Hallo Josh and Mike. 'Tis awesome to meet thee.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:24 pm UTC
by Seda
It's certainly been a long time since i've posted last, so i think this merits a new intro.

I'm Seda. I play bass, and am currently in 2 bands with a third pending. One's an acoustic trio, with an electric bassist. We play kind of folky stuff, Jack Johnson vibes, lot of jazzy stuff thrown in because our lead guitarist's amazing and his primary instrument is lute. Another's a really sludgey stonery metal band, which I love. Kyuss, Mastodon, with a little bit of Isis thrown in, that kind of stuff. The third is a possible jazz trio, still unsure about that one. I like steak and explosions, and the sound of a fiery bass amp. I was once an active member but then between schoolwork and theatre I just had no time. I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things, sorry for leaving so long. I certainly hope d33p is still classy, cheese is still ornery, and the mighty jalapeno is still mighty.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:30 pm UTC
by joshz
And that water is still wet and fire is still hot?

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:28 am UTC
by Saurus33
Hello, friends. I am 17, I am in Australia, and I enjoy reading but not participating in forum debates. I lurk a lot.