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Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« Reply #105 on: November 25, 2005, 09:37:57 PM »
Okay ... here goes.

My name's Danielle Smith, and right now I'm in the Marines (until 2008 ), stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.  I'm picking up sergeant on December 1st, so I'm pretty stoked.  I'm a computer geek by MOS (job), but I'm administration/training in my company office right now, and like that a lot more.

I was born in Guam (Air Force brat), but hail from Ogden, UT.  I plan on moving back when I get out of the Marines ... I love that state.  

I'm married, with a uber-computer-geek husband, a budding Star Wars geek son (4 years old), and a really chubby daughter (she's 7 months old).  My mom made the crack at my wedding that it took moving *out* of Utah to marry someone with the last name Smith.   ;D

Let's see ... I love D&D (3rd edition ... I can't wrap my head around THAC0), White Wolf, collecting Star Wars stuff - I'm a super duper Star Wars nerd - Lord of the Rings, British comedy (especially "Red Dwarf"), comic book movies, and musicals.  I got hooked on "Smallville" a month ago, although that might mostly be for Michael Rosenbaum.   ;)

I'm currently going to college (Westwood, based out of Denver and 100% online) to be a graphic designer, and am really glad I made the decision to go back to college after putting it off for some time (I'm 24, 25 in January).

I love being online, meeting new people with similar interests, writing fanfiction, sketching (although I can admit most of them aren't very good), and being snarky.  :)  I have a LiveJournal, a Star Wars blog, and a DeviantArt account.  Green Day's my favorite band right now, closely followed by Bad Religion (perennial favorite - I have every CD they've released, including the second one), the Misfits, and Pantera.

Well, that's probably more than any of you wanted to know ... oh, and just to fulfill my "Wanting to Fit In" quota for the month, I was going to go to BYU and study law, back when I was a junior in high school and had a lot of ambition.  Then I joined the military, and there went that.  :D
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Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« Reply #106 on: December 01, 2005, 04:03:56 PM »
Ok since i did this wrong. I will introduce myself.

I was born Germany. My dad was stationed there for the Army. I live in Nephi Utah.  I am 15 now. Today was my birthday. yay.Whatelse is there to say. UMMMM...
I am a fan of Terry Brooks. And now Brandon's book(s). Ummm... I love playing vidoe games.  I am on the Gamer Advisory Panel for Sony. UMMM.... Thats about it as far as i know.
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Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« Reply #107 on: December 20, 2005, 10:02:43 PM »
Greetings ~ I reached this site via the long road; finally got around to installing iTunes three weeks ago which led to Tee Morris which led to Mur Lafferty which led to The Dragon Page which led to Michael A. Stackpole.  Most directly, I just listened to Brandon's interview on Dragon Page's Cover to Cover and became quite intrigued.  His home page led me here.

I'm primarily an epic fantasy reader and have been working sporadically on my own fantasy novel for the past 5 or 6 years.  I've decided to start taking my writing more seriously so I'm very happy to have found this bb.
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Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« Reply #108 on: January 16, 2006, 07:16:18 PM »
Hello, my name is Stephanie Fowers. No, I don't play whatever games you guys are talking about (I'm sorry, I'm technologically unadvanced where games are concerned, so I guess I'll be the peasant forever or whatever you want to call me), but I do love to write science-fiction. I've actually written a book called, 'Rules of Engagement.' It's an LDS chick lit book, and I really am fond of it. But I actually wrote it to get some resume, so I could get an agent and get my sci-fi published.  Although, now I have two favorite genres (it's funny how that happens).
Like a lot of you, I'm presently living in Provo, Utah. I graduated from BYU in English and Communications. I was going to go into advertising...until I decided to see where my writing would take me.  And now here I am, working as an assistant at an Elementary school helping out with the special ed, and writing another LDS chick lit book AND putting the finishing touches on my latest sci fi book, 'The Few (working title).' I'm also working on some screenplays (I have no idea where those will go) and I write for a magazine. Anyhoo, check out my website: www.stephaniefowers.com. I'm trying to get some science fiction writing advice (with agents and marketing and that kind of stuff, so I'm going to check out what you guys have to say). Some of the stuff that I've already read on this site is pretty interesting, so thanks for letting an interloper like me take a peek.  I need all the advice I can get.
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Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« Reply #109 on: January 21, 2006, 06:05:23 PM »
I'm Simon Beale, and I'm from Chelmsford (near London) in England. I am still at school (all- boys Grammar school to be precise), and I have an brother, Nicholas, who's 11, and a 8-year-old sister called Emma.

I enjoy using the internet, playing football, skating, reading and generally socialising.

My favourite PC game is the Sims, and my favourite TV programs are, admittedly, mind-numbing comedies like Will and Grace. One of my favourite films ever is Pirates of the Carribean, and my favourite books include HP and Lemony Snicket.

Frankly, I'm shocked. But, even more frankly, I'm always shocked.

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Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« Reply #110 on: January 28, 2006, 07:45:46 PM »
My name's Jeff, and I came here via the recommendation of my editor, who I gather from reading other threads is known 'round these parts as Stacer.  I'm an author of children's & young adult genre novels.  Since I'm not famous, I also have a day job, during which I have a lot of time to kill -- good thing I'm now a member of this here site....

That's about it.  I have a LiveJournal in which I post in character as my namesake, Egg_Fu:

http://egg-fu.livejournal.com

I also have an official web site that needs updating:

http://www.jeff-sampson.com

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Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« Reply #111 on: February 05, 2006, 04:05:46 PM »
Hmm...that's quite a list for me to follow.

Well, I shall start (as one usually does) by stating that my name is Mary.  I go to a small, private, Catholic college in Maine (it's useless to tell you as I  believe there is only one, so if you want to know you can look it up) and I like parenthetical statements, as is most likely very obvious.  I am a Theology/Comunications double major and I love to play with words and manipulate people's minds with emotions and feelings that I wrte down on paper.

I don't usually introduce myself when I join a new message board, but for some odd (and most likely preverted) reason I decided that I should just do it.

You will probably not see a lot of me, as I don't have oodles of time to spare, and you most likely won't see me RPGing, if one can even say that, but I am impressed so you definitely won't be permenately rid of me.

Yeah, so those three paragraph's sound kind of retarded but I'm lazy so I'm not going to re-write them.  Deal.  

Oh yes, as to the reading and fastastical and whatnot...well let's just say my friends never miss an opportunity to poke fun at my incessant love of the unnatural.  I stumbled upon this site and found it quite to my liking. :)

On a personal note, I am learning ninjitsu.  I just randomly felt like telling you that...
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Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« Reply #112 on: February 09, 2006, 08:05:01 PM »
I am Michael Richardson

I am Sixteen

The path here was long From LTUE.org>another forum>someone saying there favorite author was Brandon Sanderson>me Buying Elantris>His site>here

Inteligent Conversation *REJOICES*

I am homeschooled
I Live in P.G Utah

I Love to read Fantasy/Sci-Fi (Fifty-sh Novels this year!)

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Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« Reply #113 on: February 10, 2006, 02:26:26 PM »
My name is Ruth Owen. I was an underage freshman the year EUOL was editor of TLE. I feel like I'm in the minority in that I'm not into gaming (unless you count Scrabble). I do, however, love reading and writing sf and fantasy.

I am married and expecting my first son in April. My husband and I live in Midvale, UT for the moment, but we may move relatively soon. I work as a technical writer for Zions Bank (well, actually, I work for a company called McKinnon-Mulherin, which in turn has hired me out to Zions Bank).

I got my degree in English from BYU in April 2005 after having decided in November 2004 that the degree I was then working for (English Teaching) was not going to lead to bliss as I had hitherto supposed.

I suspected that I knew a lot of you on here, but in reading this thread, I realize that I know way more of you than I thought. Cool!

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« Reply #114 on: February 14, 2006, 07:53:31 PM »
Hi, my name is Jacqueline Joy, hmmm... I am a senior at BYUI.  I am graduating in Business in August!  I can't wait, but aparently I can since I was supposed to graduate in Dec but I missed one very essential class, IBC.   Ya woah! ;D  not a good idea to do.  But Oh well! I love to make movies, right now I am helping on a movie called Apocolypse crusaders: Red Hand.  It is going to be around two and a half hours long.  Our longest movie yet, when I say our I mean my brother's and mine.  This week I am making a music video with my guy friends it is going to be backstreet boys 'I want it that way.' next week we are going to make a spice girls video and I am pretty excited.  

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Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« Reply #115 on: February 17, 2006, 01:08:41 AM »
Hey guys, good to be on here.  My name's Brian McClellan.  I write Fantasy and a little sci-fi, and dabble in screen-writing and mystery.  I'm taking Brandon's class for the second year and I work occasionally at Leading Edge.  I'm attempting to jump into the world of all-this-stuffness after being a declared hermit for some time now.  I'm a sophomore and twenty years old which, I know, is a rarity for the male of the species here at BYU.

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« Reply #116 on: February 17, 2006, 01:54:11 AM »
Let the lurking commence....

I'm Amanda Wallace, wife of the famous (or is it infamous?) Mr. M.  I'm a senior at BYU, set to graduate in April if all goes well, and finally decided to lurk in person instead of in spirit.  Yes, MsFish, I'm finally here.

Watch.  Mr. M will actually post more than me.
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Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« Reply #117 on: February 22, 2006, 03:18:16 AM »
yeah...i guess i should do that whole intoduction thing...Im Steve, a friend of that Elantris guy...what's his name?

Im a senior at BYU doing business managment and marketing, and I am the assistant manager at Waldenbooks up in the Fashion Place mall in Murrey, Utah.

I am pretending to write a bit of Sci-Fi and some Fantasy, but that whole "school thing" keeps getting in my way.

I heard about this place through Brandon after I helped set up his awesome book signing in the Waldenbooks in Provo (where I used to help manage).

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« Reply #118 on: February 24, 2006, 04:02:37 AM »
Name's Robert, although I often go by the screen name of Rainbow Despair on most forums.  Graduated from BYU last year with a Chinese major and almost an English major (1 class short).  While I was at BYU, I was rather active in the Quark club (did PR for a short time, plus I was good friends with all of the officers while I was there).

I'm a hardcore gamer.  Console RPGs are my favorite, followed closely by Survival Horror games (like Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Siren, that sort of stuff).  However, I play just about anything aside from sports titles.  Oh and I like to import foreign games and play those too (I know a little Japanese plus my Chinese fluency lets me understand a lot of Kanji).

Other major hobbies include reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, various animes (favorites include Azumanga Daioh, Slayers, Nadesico, and Genshiken), listening to Rock & Roll & J-Pop, and wasting way too much time on the internet.  I used to be really big into the Magic CCG entering tourneys and even winning a few minor ones, but I eventually gave it up because I felt like I was spending too much time & money on it.  Oh and I've done a little RPGing as well, but not much.

As for my sci-fi reading, Isaac Asimov is my favorite author.  I'm a big fan of Douglas Adams as well.  For fantasy, I tend to read mostly YA fiction.  Oh and my favorite non-fantasy/sci-fi piece of fiction is probably Anne of Green Gables.  Yeah, I know it's an odd choice for a guy, but Anne's just awesome, there's no denying it. :)

I'm currently in Taiwan teaching English at a cram school to 150 or so students ranging in age from about 5 to 14.  Although I don't get paid all that much, the cost of living is just about nil here particularly since the cram school gave me a nice apartment almost entirely to myself (I've got the whole second floor) for free and I don't have to worry about transportation much (cheap buses plus I have a bike).  Therefore, the plan is to make a bunch of money while I'm here so that I can focus more fully on making a career for myself as a writer.  Dunno how long I'll stay; I'm currently signed on until the end of October 2006.

I'm currently working on a book called Krystal Unbalanced.  It's about a princess who wants to become a heroic witch and her cat familiar.  It's told in the first person perspective with the cat as the POV character.  Looks like it's going to end up as light comic YA fantasy when it's done.  Not that I set out trying to write YA mind you, it just happens.

I'm 25, LDS, and single.  Average height, black hair, glasses, you know your typical geeky appearance. ;)

Oh and I found this forum, first through the Quark forums and secondly through Brandon's website.  Rather like Elantris & looking forward to his other books.  He's a cool guy too (had his creative writing class & I was in a sci-fi/fantasy class w/him before he started teaching) so be sure to buy all his books. :)

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Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« Reply #119 on: February 26, 2006, 04:56:03 AM »
Hello all.

I am a student in the Midwest, and am originally from New England, and have spent enough time here that friends from both parts of the country tell me I talk funny.

I love to travel, read, listen to music--all the normal, enjoyable hobbies. I probably watch too much TV than what's good for me and read too little.

This looks like a fun, interesting, talkative forum. Glad to be here!