|9th July 2007, 06:03 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2007
I'm an avid science fiction and fantasy fan and i've joined the site largely because i'd like to meet some talented writers for a project i'm working on.
I think this site might also be a great place from which i can gather ideas and pick the brains of some very smart and interesting people.
I hope to talk to you on some of the threads soon.
|9th July 2007, 06:52 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: West Sussex
Blog Entries: 10
Hey, have we any smart and interesting people?
Is it all right if the smartness and the interest reside in different heads? I mean, if you're picking brains you can mix and match.
Indiscriminate science fiction and fantasy fan (more, more,I'm still not satisfied) or specific favourites,and if so, which?
Have you been lurking long, to decide this place is the solution to all your problems (not that I'm saying it isn't, this is merely my protection against getting sued fornot having informed new members about the potentially harmful side effects, in particular the habit-forming tendencies of this place. While these are cumulative over time, the effect of logging on and posting accelerates the process, and even with this exposure you're probably beyond hope already (which doesn't make it much of a warning I suppose - perhaps I should try for interesting? No, perhaps not).
Welcome aboard; I await the details on your project with baited breath (last time I caught a nice pair of bream).
I expect I'll be seeing you around.
|9th July 2007, 08:01 PM||#8 (permalink)|
'what to eat' fan
Join Date: Mar 2007
Blog Entries: 1
Hi L,if you don't mind me calling you that.
I just tried to pronounce your name,my tongue got stuck in my throat,
i fell 4 feet backwards,onto a table,which propelled a goldfish bowl into the
air,which landed on my sister's head,and we both ran out of the house,yelling for help,or in my case,gargling for help,the goldfish bowl making some passersby think my sister was an alien who had landed here,and my gargling made people think i was a zombie,so the police,the army and the Dutch version of Mulder and Scully got called in.
I am now typing from the police station computer.
I am allowed one phonecall,and Chris P. can expect it any moment now.
I am accused of disturbing the peace once more*the last time was for my
tuba/5.000 watt Marshalll amp stunt*,and have a lot of explaining to do.
You were from Australia you said?
Do all of your women look like Kylie?Do you say "wohdda" instead of "water"? Doesn't Australia have a dry interior,just like me on a Saturday night before my first beer?
I'd like to be called Ben,which is short for Ben Eagle-eyed Flying Squirrel Hunter
o'Donovan Fearless French Fries Moon River hopakkala Blue Suede Shoes Schreiber-Dubarry Caton-Jones.My parents were Inuit/Apache/Nashville Finnish hippies you see.
you read all kinds of fantastic literature, i gather?
You didn't now that i gathered?
I read all kinds of fantastic literature: party political programs,presidential speeches,statements of intent,white papers,feasibility studies,the phonebook,
IKEA cupboard assemblage instructions and the Scientology newsletter.
You now start to wonder: am i in safe hands here?
Of course not,no hands are intrinsically safe.You can make fists of them.
Do we make fists of our hand here:no,we hold them out to you ,the newbie.
welcome to the only place in the world where sanity rules.
Now people ask me:Ben,are you serious, dude?
WELL,Take a look at the real world around you,its morbid preoccupations,its wars,its innate stupidity,its dehumanizing greed,its rapaciousness,its destructiveness,its totally skewed sense of values,its stultifying 'entertainment', and tell me which of the two places is more insane
Last edited by HardScienceFan; 9th July 2007 at 08:22 PM.
|9th July 2007, 08:24 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Urban Fantasy Novelist
Join Date: May 2007
Location: South Carolina
Welcome! This a great forum filled with talented people in all aspects of the SF&F world, from writers to agents to publishers to readers...all of us fans of SF&F. Look forward to hearing more from you.
|9th July 2007, 10:17 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dundee City
Blog Entries: 2
Yes, hello there! As you can see, we're a somewhat friendly (strange? Loopy? Insane?) bunch, so you either will or you won't fit in. Myself? Well, I tried NOT to fit in -- I really did -- but I caught the bug eventually.
Perhaps I shouldn't have drank the water?
You know, my mother always taught me never to talk to strangers -- so what am I doing here? And what are you doing here, lailahaillallah? I don't know you. I'm a stranger.
Scared yet? No? You should be. I scare me sometimes.
I'm forgetting something, aren't I?
Oh! That's it!
HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE MADHOUSE!!!
Can't wait to see you around!
|10th July 2007, 01:02 PM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
You trying to scare the guy away ?
|10th July 2007, 04:10 PM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2007
hahaha... um... *backs away slowly* lol - we certainly have some very imaginative people here
ok well, to say a little more about me.. i live in Canberra Australia...
always loved scifi and fantasy, from the time dad read me the arabian nights and lord of the rings as a young child. big fan of eddings (or his older stuff at least), feist, jordan, gemmell, harry harrison, asimov, terry brooks and others. love star wars, startrek, babylon 5.
i'm currently working for an independant game development company on a 3d RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world. i'm currently reading through "a canticle for leibowitz" to try and keep me "in character" or whatever lol. part of the reason i'm joining the site is because we need some talented writers to join us, we've got programmers and 3d artists and concept artists and webdesigners and game designers, but we need story writers, plot writers and dialogue writers:P but yeah i'm not gonna post up much by way of details because it'll get blocked as spam since i'm under 15 posts. i noticed the "self promotion" thread and will post in that in due course, anyone who is particularly interested can send me a private message.
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