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Re: Your Background
« Reply #330 on: October 19, 2009, 04:42:44 AM »
You asked for it. ;D

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Re: Your Background
« Reply #331 on: October 19, 2009, 05:11:09 AM »
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and I look forward to eliminating my excuses for not writing enough
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #332 on: November 02, 2009, 05:45:02 PM »
Justin,

I'm good at hurting things.  Welcome.  *smiles*
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #333 on: November 02, 2009, 10:05:15 PM »
Someone asked me to post here, my background.  Apparently he promised not to bite.  That made me sad to he

I'm 28, married, have a 3 year old daughter.  I'm a fantasy junkie who listens to "Yahtzee" to much.

I would like to say I have habit of slaying dragons and rescuing princesses, but they've only really been ladies in waiting held captive by monstrous kitchen concoctions gone bad.  And while the garlic bread golem wasn't too much trouble it did have a pretty nasty after taste, and let's face it, no lady in waiting is ever going to show her appreciation after you've scarfed down one of those.

So alas I had to settle for getting married the normal way (i.e spending hordes of cash on people who eventually became someone else's wife).  While I'm still rather shocked she agreed to the whole ball and chain routine, I can assure you it has had some pleasant consolation prizes.

My daughter suffers from a disorder with about ten different names, but the most common are VCFS and 22q11 deletion syndrome.  It's a lot like Autism, only you won't be able to tell she has it when she's older.

She's named after the coolest supervillain in the Batman Universe, with a sense of humor to match (which seems to have evolved into throwing Teletubies off the balcony).

The woman I suckered into marrying me (let's just say hypnosis was NOT something I was above) is a graduate student at Trinity International University.  She's also comparably hot to Ali Larter, though I am the better cook.

Oh yeah the writing stuff . . .

Well I'm actually a student of Ballet and modern artistic dancing who likes books too much.  I write weird fantasy that seems to boarder a bit too much on Sword and Sorcery, but never wants to stay there.  I love swords, martial arts, more swords, deserts, big swords, and pie.

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Re: Your Background
« Reply #334 on: November 02, 2009, 11:01:22 PM »
Man, I live in a desert and I can't stand it.

I ballroom danced once upon a time (and did modern/jazz/ballet once upon a once upon a time, but we don't talk about that unless I'm delirious ;)). Now I barely remember the basic steps. :P

Thanks for the foreground! Welcome!

P.S. Are these consolation prizes from the ball and chain routine or spending cash on other peoples' wives? I don't see how getting a ball and chain would have consolation prizes unless... *wiggles eyebrows and looks through your wedding pictures*
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #335 on: November 03, 2009, 03:46:31 AM »
Hey LTU!  Nice of you join us.  Also, LOL! :D  We're all pretty weird here too, so you're bound to fit in.
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #336 on: November 03, 2009, 04:54:21 PM »
Well there's a fine way to welcome people. "We're weird too, you'll fit right in!" ::)

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Re: Your Background
« Reply #337 on: November 03, 2009, 05:00:26 PM »
So you're saying camaraderie is a bad thing? ;) :D  Besides... we ARE weird.
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #338 on: November 03, 2009, 05:35:07 PM »
Besides... we ARE weird.
Speak for yourself. My therapist says I am showing a lot of improvement! :P
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #339 on: November 03, 2009, 08:38:47 PM »
Oh, *pthbtb*
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #340 on: November 03, 2009, 08:42:41 PM »
I fink the proper euphemism is "We're a diverse group..." ;D
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #341 on: November 03, 2009, 09:12:26 PM »
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Apparently he promised not to bite.  That made me sad

Well, we can bite, if that's what you want :P
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #342 on: November 03, 2009, 09:37:34 PM »
Ew....
I nominate Chaos to take care of any and all biting.  :P
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #343 on: November 04, 2009, 02:34:11 AM »
Nice, Frog.

Camraderie is good. Assuming that everyone who joins us is weird by default is probably not. :P

...Though, if they decide to STICK with us, bunch of nutcases that we are, for a significant period of time, then THAT's probably a pretty good indicator of weirdness, yeah :P

I am so not touching the "biting" comment.

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Re: Your Background
« Reply #344 on: November 05, 2009, 11:23:57 AM »
Hello. I'm a newbie. I'm a writer living in Provo, Utah. I'm an award-winning journalist and have a piece in the forthcoming Orson Scott Card-edited "Ender's Friends" anthology. I'm also a former newspaper editor, but I lost my job in the recession.

I'm almost finished with the second revision of my third novel, Godsplay. None of my novels have been published yet, but I have an author friend who is planning on showing this book to his editor at Tor so I want it spotless before I give it to him. I'm hoping you can help with that. The beginning/middle of my book is AWESOME (not that I'm biased or anything...) but the ending is problematic.

I primarily read fantasy and I blog over at http://unrepentantescapist.blogspot.com.

I admit that I am addicted to badly placed commas. Please give me honest critiques, but also hugs. I'd rather have the critiques than the hugs, though :)