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Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« Reply #90 on: July 24, 2005, 08:03:09 PM »
Real name's Chris Hogan. I live in Newcastle, England. I'm a History BA graduate with a load of additional fiddly qualifications including library management and teacher training. Right now I'm trying to get out of my current dead end position and find a career as a history teacher.

In a TWG context I've been a role-player & wargamer since the late 80s. Love sci-fi films & zombie movies. I also maintain a couple of downright kludgy webpages I'll have to update to something more 21st c. sometime.

In many respects I'm a classic 'soft subject' (ie: non sciences) geek. :-/
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« Reply #91 on: July 25, 2005, 01:48:39 AM »
My name(s) is(are) Marie and/or Lilu, and we are a schizophreniacs who now comes in every mood (collect them all!).

Hi.

I'm a Canasian heart surgeon often majoring in psychology at McGill University (in Montreal) and making less than $50 a year after taxes and shopping. (Socialism is gay--and yes, I spent the past year determining the sexual preference of that form of government.)

I enjoy watching white people burn at the beach. I am fascinated with spontaneous human combustion, but have yet to engage in it (if you have, please send pics).

I have a bone to poke at BYU. Nevertheless, someday I'm going to marry a geek who frequents this site.

In conclusion, Michael is hot. And Asians are better. But I don't mean it in that order.

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« Reply #92 on: July 28, 2005, 06:47:23 PM »
Okay, my name's Isaac.  (Not Issac, as a lot of people think it is.)

I've been lurking long enough, and Chimera mentioned I should introduce myself, so here I am.  I've already met a lot of you guys in real life.  I was an inactive member of TLE for quite a while--right before EUOL became editor.  I came off and on for a few years, so I have faces to put with a few of the names around here, but I don't expect all ya'll from TLE to remember me.  I was pretty quiet.  Hmm, I also know Ms. Fish and Chimera and EUOL and Tage in RL.

Since I really don't have an occupation at the moment (I was an animator for a few years . . . my only claim to fame) I'd have to say that I'm currently employed as a professional procrastinator.  It doesn't pay very much, but it keeps me from getting too busy.
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« Reply #93 on: August 09, 2005, 03:23:24 PM »
Oh, heyyo.  I'm Homestar Runn...  Darn it!  Why do I keep starting like that?  Okay, time to try again.

Hi, my real name's Sarah Hansen, I live in Utah, and I go to SLCC.  I live with my parents and my younger brother.  I have a pet black widow spider named Shelob.

My interests include reading, writing, art, and music.  I'm an aspiring author, a beginning painter, and a professional calligrapher.  Some of my favourite authors are Tolkien, Rowling, and EUOL. ;)  I like most music, but especially classical, Celtic, soundtracks, and classic rock, with a special exception for the metal group Blind Guardian.  My favourite RPG video game is Final Fantasy I, as revamped for GameBoy Advance.  I'm a member of the Protectors of the Plot Continuum (PPC), with two agents in the Department of Geographical Aberrations.  (If you know of any Bad!Fics that need fixing, let me know.)  Oh, and I'm a big fan of 8-bit Theater. ;D

Great to be here!

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« Reply #94 on: September 08, 2005, 01:20:50 PM »
My name's Eric James Stone.  I live in Eagle Mountain, Utah (west of Lehi).

I got my PoliSci degree from BYU and my law degree from Baylor.  So, naturally, I'm working as a web developer for an Internet company.

That's my day job.  By night, I write science fiction and fantasy.  I've had a few short stories published, and I recently completed a fantasy novel, though it still needs some revision before I send it out.
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« Reply #95 on: October 03, 2005, 03:38:47 PM »
I'm Vanessa Christenson, I live in Orem, Utah, and I'm a stay-at-home-mom. I dabble in fantasy writing.

I was the editor at TLE for issue #36. TWG started not long after I left, but I found out about this site through the TLE ads and only bothered to check things out recently.

I graduated from BYU in 1998 with a degree in English and a minor in Agronomy (Agriculture for all you city folk). You see, I grew up on a dairy farm, so if I write about farmboys who save the world, I at least have some first-hand experience, unlike other authors... I'm originally from Oregon, but am stuck in the beehive state because my husband has decided he wants to work here.

I worked as a full-time technical writer for 5 years, 4 of which were in St. Louis, Missouri, while my husband was going to school, until my second child was born. Now I do work from home for a local contract company. I have three kids [aka the demon spawn] and am married to a medical doctor.

I primarily read fantasy, Orson Scott Card, Robert Jordan, Robin McKinley, Robin Hobb, Patricia Briggs, Lois McMaster Bujold and the like. I also read a lot of mainstream fiction, mostly because my book club is full of speculative fiction-hating LDS women (I did sneak in "Ender's Game" one month, though).
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« Reply #96 on: October 19, 2005, 02:23:53 PM »
Hi, I'm new.  I'm Jeff, longtime fantasy reader, wannabe author, etc.  Not even finished with the book yet, picked it up at B&N one day on a hunch, let it collect dust for a few months, and now I'm reading it and loving it and recommending it to people.

Yeah, that's that.  I'll probably lurk, it's what I do best, but congrats to EUOL for the book.

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« Reply #97 on: October 22, 2005, 02:23:00 PM »
I'm Dan Kerr, also in Utah but from Idaho. I currently paint houses for a living but am going back to school soon. No wife, no kids, no degrees, mostly play D&D, though once upon a time I dabbled in White Wolf. True Neutral. Can't think of anything else.
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« Reply #98 on: October 25, 2005, 06:40:15 AM »
adam harris.  I play D&D with 42, who introduced me to this site.  I also like to play computer games, video games, board games, card games.  basically if it is a game i will try it if i have the opportunity.  spriggan also showed a group of us how to play star wars minis at a time wasters party.  It is a fun game i would recommend people try.  Also might be getting into magic a little more after playing in a Ravnica booster draft thanks to stacer:)

I go to BYU here i provo, but not sure if this is my last semester.  Not sure what i really want to do and am liking my stats major less and less.  anyway, i am kinda up in the air as to what i am goign to do come december, but i know i will be having fun!  
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« Reply #99 on: November 03, 2005, 05:32:09 PM »
Ha! Two years since I've updated this. Wow.

Well, my name is still Sarah Bylund. And Orem, UT is still my home town. Plus, I'm still living and working in Boston, Massachusetts.

BUT I just graduated with my second MA degree--this one in Publishing & Writing from Emerson College. Yay! How does it feel to be done with grad school? Cool. In fact, it feels supercalifragilisticexpealidocious.

Back in April of 2005, I graduated with an MA in American lit from that mythical organization called BYU. (I audited a class from a fellow grad student--the Salt Vampire himself, in fact. ;)). I also put in some time as a slush puppy at TLE meetings. Ah, fun times...

Right now, I work for a textbook publisher. But my dream is to switch over to trade publishing--speculative fiction in particular. So I'm working towards becoming an agent or editor in the SF market. (This means, of course, that in a few years everyone who writes SF will want to be my friend! Goodie! *shrain rubs her hands together gleefully*)

My interests? Well, literature of all types, of course, and good movies in most any genre except horror. My hobbies include reading (obviously), writing SF, cooking, collecting antique poison bottles and inkwells (no, really, it's cool--in a nerdy way), hoarding DVDs, taking photos, hosting small get-togethers, traveling, hanging out with friends, and doing nerdy stuff like going to museums or debating whether Batman could defeat Wolverine, etc., etc.

I'm also a recovering perfectionist. That is, I know I'm not perfect, and though I give my best, I don't obsess over things that are beyond my control. Like whether the "T" (Boston's subway system) is going to make me late for work or not. In life, some things are just mysteries and you'll never understand them. Like the Big Dig or politics or dating. ;)
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« Reply #100 on: November 07, 2005, 09:39:31 PM »
I have been lurking for a bit and decided to take the plunge into posting.  My name is Jean, and I stumbled into this forum after reading Elantris.  I am 31 and live in Idaho, and much as I hate total conformity with a group, I also studied at BYU. ;D  I received my bachelors and masters degrees there.

I am an avid reader with a loathing of bad writing.  I am also a bit of a geek and proud of it! I love the arts and perform with several groups.  I also enjoy the outdoors and have been addicted to a hobby called letterboxing for about 2.5 years.  It is a great way to explore, solve mysteries, and collect creative artwork in the process.  It is also fun to be a part of a 150 year-old hobby that most people have never heard of.  Finally, I have a goal of visiting each of the continents in my life.  So far I have three--the rest are to come.

So that's me in a nutsell.  I would think of more fascinating details, but I'm too tired to create fiction at the moment.

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« Reply #101 on: November 12, 2005, 03:52:28 AM »
Hey Everyone, I know a few of you already but I finally got a profile. My name is BJ, I'm seventeen, currently enrolled at BYU and I play D&D with a few of the guys on the sight. I was "?" at the magic draft and had an awesome time there. Hope to get to know you all better!

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« Reply #102 on: November 15, 2005, 01:01:10 PM »
I am Rob Olsen, and I am the missing link between Tage and Tekiel.  I am Tage's bigger (albeit younger) brother, and Tekiel is my younger sister.
Following in the footsteps of my parents, and Tage, I also graduated from Brigham Young University.
I have spent the last year and a half with my company sitting in front of a computer testing code and getting fat.
I play games when my wife lets me (usually on weekends, after our son goes to bed).  
I know a few of you that I've met with my shorter bro., and I've probably even seen some of you the one or two times I went with him to TLE.
Anyways, I'm trying to start my own tiny forum, but I realized that I know absolutely nothing about forums, so I figured this would be a good place to learn, and meet some of these mysterious people I hear my siblings talk about.
Oh, and I didn't graduate in anything artsy fartsy, so I'm not a professional editor or writer, I just test code in Oracle databases, so you'll have to forgive me if, and when, I forget my i's before e's. (and yes, have entire paragraphs consisting of one sentence with way too many commas)

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« Reply #103 on: November 21, 2005, 12:42:57 AM »
I decided it was time to revise this, and in the meantime say that I sure was making myself look like an idiot with the original.

Hello, I am a fifteen year old student at a school in Orem, and will be attending Orem High School this fall. I am an avid fan of both sci-fi and fantasy, fantasy being the favorite. I have read a fair bit of the classics but have had a hard time reading all of them because everyone I talk to seems to have a different list of what the classics are. At any rate, I ran into this site after Brandon Sanderson and Rob Wells came to my Creative Writing class. Brandon told me to feel free to send him hate mail; his exact words to my question if anyone had sent him any were "No, but you can be the first." I eventually did, but it was almost a year later after I had been a member of this site for about as long.
 
Books of Brandon's that have come out that I have read include Elantris and The Final Empire. I have read about three quarters of Rob's book, The Counterfeit.

I have fun, when permitted, by hanging out with friends, reading, writing, playing video games, and messing around with computers. Some of my favorite games are Halo 1 and Halo 2, Fable and Fable: the Lost Chapters, the Star Wars Battlefront franchise, Chrono Cross, and the Legend of Zelda franchise. Some of my favorite books that are unrelated to this site are Treason, Ender's Game, Exenocide, and Empire, all by Orson Scott Card. In addition I am also a somewhat jaded fan of the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, on the same note The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien continues to be one of my favorite books. Isaac Asimov's Robot Dreams, the only book I have read of his, is also a favorite, and in particular the story The Last Question in the aforementioned book. If you want to know something that is almost certain to make me rant, and that I hate almost above all others, then mention the depraved Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paolini. I recommend reading it as a guidebook for two things; a) something to laugh at on bad days and b) what to avoid in your own writing. 

Plans for my future include getting a degree in something to do with computers, and then after working and supporting my family with the money from that trying to get published as an author. If this works out then my grand plan of retiring at thirty five to write will be complete.

There you have it, a shorter, much less embarrassing and downright sad introduction after about a year and a half later from the time of my joining this site.
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« Reply #104 on: November 24, 2005, 05:56:52 AM »
Wow, this is a great place to come when you can't get to sleep! Like so many others here, I'm a student at BYU. I took Brandon's creative writing class last winter semester, read Elantris when it came out, and am not-so-patiently waiting for Mistborn.  ;) I'm working on my Linguistics BA at the momen. I'm currently involved in a campaign of The Riddle of Steel, reading about 4 books at once, writing my senior thesis, planning my wedding, and amist it all slowly working on my own novel.
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