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« on: April 09, 2003, 01:05:13 am »

Alrighty then. In the last few weeks we've had a LOT of new people coming aboard, and posting like maniacs. Seeing as there are so many new and old members around suddenly, I thought It'd be fun to create this topic where we all introduce ourselves just a little bit. or it might not, I guess I'll see how fast this subject disappears off the chart...

So, what I'd like you to tell is simply:

1.What kind of poster you are
2. Best moment in SC2
3. Favourite book ever (one or several)
4. One hobby
5. What you are/want to become in the real world.
6. A fun fact about yourselves.
7. Anything else that feels valid and important

I'll go first...

1. I'm a manic and periodic poster, meaning at some stages I'll post like crazy, and then at other's there will be several days during which I only write a reply or two.

2. When I set sails intop Androsynth space to try to talk my distant cousins into allying with me. I was flying on full combat alert, prepared to be hailed by a battlegroup of merciless Guardians at any time, expecting instant death. And this strange race appears, there are no androsynth, not even any traces!! that was spooky... Of course, once I found the homeplanet it got worse...

3. At the moment a series about a detectuive called Charlie Parker, the latest one called "The White Road", written by John Connolly.

4.I rather like cooking actually. Being a student I mostly just make something quick, but every now and then a few of us get together and cook something cool.

5. I am a student, aiming to become a diploma engineer in process technology.

6. I can twist my right hand into a claw, just like Jim Carrey. Only mines scarier...

7. that's pretty much it. I also come up with fascinating Xenophobic topics, so I thought I'd make an exception woith this one.
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2003, 02:07:43 am »

Haha.. I bet this would catch on..
I was just watching my post count (1 more for Smell Controller!) so I thought I'd check out this Lukipela and his poll.. who would post a poll!? bah!

I'll do my best though Tongue

1. Well, those who've read my posts would see that I did my homework on SC history, and in many cases I find myself going "..actually, he said she said that they and here -quote follows-, so there!" Wink Lately I'm hard into finals so I usually just post crap =)

2. Well, I'm sure I could find a better one, but the first thing that came to my head was when I was almost beaten with low crew and fuel, in the old PC version, and I had to sell my last lander, and whooops! I pressed twice..  hehehhe =)

3. Well there's this fantasy series by Roger Zelazny about the city of Amber.. check it out (recommended!!). And The Hobbit was good Wink

4. Creating theories and testing them on people. I guess that's why I don't have anyone to test it on lately..

5. Accomplished Physicist +/- science philosophy. In a few years when you ignite your flying car from Back to the Future 2, you'll know who to thank  Grin

6. A fun fact about me?.. I'm not fun. hehe. err!

7. Don't look directly into the sun. Or an unprotected UV lamp!. Oh, and don't trust girls! EVER!

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2003, 02:38:27 am »

1.What kind of poster you are
Regular. IIRC, #2 in raw count. Yikes... If you want me on your wall, you should use sticky-tack or tape rather than a nail. They hurt.

2. Best moment in SC2
Sending the Pkunk home... again...

3. Favourite book ever (one or several)
... where to start? Lord of the Rings, Ender's Game, Snow Crash (barring the ending)... if you consider that it has been published in books, the webcomic Sluggy Freelance...

4. One hobby
I make stained glass. I'm also writing a fantasy novel, and it's coming together. Not writing fast enough to make a living at it (1 book per 7 years? ouch).
Also, I make stained glass
(forgive me, two hobbies!)

5. What you are/want to become in the real world.
Physicist. Currently working as a programmer.

6. A fun fact about yourselves.
I can finish the Kessel run in under 5 parsecs. Umm, I mean, I like Swimming, and competed in high school, swimming very distance of race -- 50 yard, 100 yard, 200 yard, and 500 yard.

7. Anything else that feels valid and important
My motto is, "As I would not be a slave, so would I not be a master"  --Abraham Lincoln
Yeah, there goes my marauding Kohr-Ah image...
Alternately,
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. -- Bertrand Russell


btw...
Don't trust girls? Are you 12 or something? It's don't trust WOMEN!
Wink no, just kidding.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2003, 03:27:01 am »

1. Hehehe, The only reason I really post is to try and stump the SC geniuses. You know who you are.  Grin Actually, I probably post to try and answer questions as best I can. (same reason most of us are here)

2. When you ask the Slylandro about their "glowy things", or I do like it when Zex screws himself over by releasing the animal.

3.Flatlands.

4. I'm a musician, play drums for a local band, we got 4 albums out, and have some stuff online. We might get a contract, but it's only small-time.

5. Well, not really sure. I want to get some sort of video degree and i think my father wants me to get a degree in physics, but thats about it.

6. I have every Beatles album ever made, including a rare vinyl with them as Rory and the Hurricanes playing in Liverpool. And, also, as a baby i was 26 inches long!! Shocked Shocked Shocked

7. I'm 14
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2003, 03:38:28 am »

Well, here goes...  I pity whoever reads these boring facts about my life.   Wink

1. What kind of poster you are - I post because I can...  I can because I post.  Actually, I'm just another fan of the series and I just wanted to find some people who loved the new UQM remake.  I also like to argue and piss people off...  So sue me.   Grin

2. Best moment in SC2 - Finally learning why the Melnrome's bridge background turns purple!  Oh wait...

3. Favourite book ever (one or several) - Probably The Quiet American by Graham Greene.  It was just recently made into a movie starring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser.  It's the ultimate Vietnam novel.

4. One hobby - Uhm...  long walks on the beach.  Oh, I thought it said turn-ons.  Uhm, I like to ski.

5. What you are/want to become in the real world. - I want to become a rich, powerful lawyer.  That way I can criticize people and yell without getting in trouble.

6. A fun fact about yourselves. - Well, my selves are quite unique, one of my personalities enjoying fine wine and french bouquets, the other fancying pro wrestling and pork grinds.

7. Anything else that feels valid and important - I'm highly controversial... and I wouldn't have it any other way.
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2003, 08:25:03 am »

1. I post about a dozen times every two or three days, first answering the newest ones, then working backwards from the older posts down to the newer ones. I'm about three quarters done at this point.

2. Being just barely blasted into oblivion by the fifth and final Ur-Quan in a fleet, and cursing irritably at the conquering Ur-Quan with one crew member--- only to see them collide with a planet during the victory ditty.

3. Lots of books, really. My favorite aren't sci-fi actually, they're sweet romances. I guess Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey is pretty good, though I really like Earth Song by Catherine Coulter as well.

4. Hobby? I like writing poetry... and short stories. Does that count?

5. Well, I used to be a computer science major at UCLA, but I dropped out when I realized coding made me vomit. Erm... I'm not sure what I want to be yet. I'm good at a lot of things, like counseling, computers, accounting, biology...and according to my English professors I'm good at writing. But as for what I want to be? It's still beyond me. *sigh*

6. I'm a study in opposites and unpredictability. I'm a Gemini and I don't put any stock in Zodiac signs. I'm a complete geek girl but I also hate math. I'm a computer potato but I've a black belt in a martial art and I look like a damned goth. I love reading books but I hate having to set aside time to read. I have a really bland sense of humor but I love joking around. I love my friends dearly but I hate getting close to anyone. I can't sing without practically shattering mirrors, but I love to sing. I can't take a compliment about my appearance but I'm always obsessed with how I look. I'm obsessed with angels but I'm also told that I'm obsessed with the concept of being evil. About a million other things as well, actually!

7. I hate talking about controversial issues, and that's why I haven't made a single commentry in the thread regarding the war. I don't mind people holding their own opinions about things, or even unpleasant opinions about me, but I prefer being able to talk with people who won't let their opinions about people get in the way of treating others with respect. I have a notoriously short temper (I should've been a bloody redhead) so there are times when if you're particularly out for my blood you'll be able to get my goat so to speak, but I also calm down rather fast as well.
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2003, 08:53:19 am »

1) I post when I have something to say.

2) Best moment would have to be reshaping the Thraddash culture... "I have it!  Culture 20!"

3) Lord of the Rings trilogy

4) Roleplaying Games!

5) Computer programmer and/or lawyer

6) I was born with black hair.  Then it all fell out and grew back in platinum blond.  It has slowly darkened all my life.

7) fnord.
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2003, 09:38:31 am »

What kind of poster you are

I tend to post a few times a day on any of the topics that I really want to talk about (I'm a total melee junkie) or, failing that, somehow get my attention.

Added: As of now, I almost never post on UQM anymore. I'm clear on pretty much everything about the game now and don't plan on playing it again until these remixes are done. I lurk here occasionally and post once in a blue moon.

2. Best moment in SC2

My first encounter with the Orz. I was just laughing my ass off at how strange they were. Later, a sort of respect for them came over me the first time I flew the Nemesis.

3. Favourite book ever (one or several)

Spot, baby.

4. One hobby

Just like Omni Sama, I'm also very fond of skiing.

5. What you are/want to become in the real world

I'm a high school student with many vague ideas but no real goals about what I what I want to do with my life. Points of interest: human psychology, cooking, gaming, anime, military, and all things humorous. There's probably more I can't remember at the moment.

6. A fun fact about yourselves

Unlike some people, I don't feel the need to pretend I am/actually be a physicist. And, ah, I like animals.

7. Anything else that feels valid and important

I'm incredibly pesimistic and sometimes malicious. In spite of that, I consider myself to be a fairly secure and happy person.

"Never trust girls" is far too global a statement. Females, like us males, come in all different mind-sets. A common mistake made by guys is to assume every pretty girl is kind and considerate by default. If you avoid this mistake, you should be relatively safe. In addition, never use pick-up lines.
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2003, 11:07:44 am »

1.What kind of poster you are
I post rarely.  But I read almost everything as long as it interests me.
2. Best moment in SC2
Hmm.  Probably my first time on a Ruby World.  Got lucky enough to find one without hotspots or earthquakes but a LOT of exotics.  Hell yeah!
3. Favourite book ever (one or several)
Currently, Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong.  Overall, I could probably name a dozen... authors.  I like David Eddings, Tolkien (Silmarillion is actually digestable the second time!), Salvatore (I only have 4 of his, but he's written a bunch), and a buncha others.
Censored: I did read Nine Princes in Amber when my brother recommended it to me but I don't have the money for the whole Amber set.  Maybe I can borrow it from my brother.
4. One hobby
Reading's always fun.  Oh, and of course computer games.  I occasionally ski, but this has been a crappy year :/
5. What you are/want to become in the real world.
Well, I'm a High School senior with 20 some odd days to choose where to go to school.  I'm thinking I'll go where my brother goes but I'm gonna visit the possible ones soon.
6. A fun fact about yourselves.
Uhh... Fun?  I drink only generic pop, except when brands can't be avoided.
7. Anything else that feels valid and important
Frungy sounds like it's really fun.
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2003, 11:24:54 am »

even though ive been around a while i seldom post unless im moved to do so. this includes helping any one who posts with thoes "i dont know how to do this?" questions. most of the time no one answers them so i take up the challenge or lack of.
the best moment of sc2 that really brought a smile to my face, was brining to bare a chmmr avatar laser broad side a ur quan dreadnaut. watch as his ship goes up in flames. Grin
the best book ive ever read would have to be "the stand" by stephen king. it was very hard to put down. i recommend this to any one who likes the "end of the world" storeies.
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i hate being told im too old for games. though sometimes looking at this forum i feel that may be... NO im not too old, period. if i wanted to be an ass about my age i suppose i could say i played this game while most of you were chasing the ice cream truck down the street. but im not an ass and age doesnt matter. i play, i have fun, i share, enough said~DEFIANT
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2003, 03:11:32 pm »

1) What kind of poster you are
I only post when I feel I have something relevent to add to the conversation. Most of the time I just lurk.

2) Best moments in SC2
Well there was this one specific moment. It took place right after I started up the game and ended right after the closing credits.

3) Favorite authors/books
Anything Tolkien (including all the stuff that had to be published by Christopher Tolkien), Terry Pratchett (my girlfriend got me into the Discworld series and I'm currently on book 14), Stephen King, and Mark Twain. I've read some Dickens, Shakespeare, and some Jules Verne (but not much). Books I recall enjoying include River God, Serpent in the Sky, Millennium Rising, The Samurai's Wife, Sherlocke Holmes stories, and too many others to go into. =)

4) Hobbies
Reading, writing, and arithmetic. Yes I actually enjoy mathematics, I'm hopeless. But gaming, philosophizing, and a subtle charisma keep me from being too dreary.

5) What you want to be
Hell, I dunno! I've always wanted to be a writer, but I have such an affinity for mathematics. I've had people tell me I'd make a good mortician. I'm still trying to figure out if they're kidding...

6) A fun fact
I spend far too much time sitting in front of the computer.

7) Other relevent info
I, like nearly every person here, await the day that the true SC3 is made.
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2003, 06:30:35 pm »

1.What kind of poster you are

The kind of poster who disappears for days at a time and usually only comes here when the other two boards I'm on are slow.

2. Best moment in SC2

Fwiffo!

3. Favourite book ever (one or several)

Too hard to choose. Hitchhiker's Guide would probably be the obvious answer.

4. One hobby

Gaming! ... lots of it!

5. What you are/want to become in the real world.

I'm a history major, with plans to be a history teacher at some point.

6. A fun fact about yourselves.

I spend way too much time doing everything BUT homework. Like right now.. I should be reading something..

7. Anything else that feels valid and important

FRUNGY! THE (valid and important) SPORT OF KINGS!
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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2003, 10:07:10 pm »

What kind of poster you are - Mostly a lurker, but I've been around since the beginning, so thats why I have a decent amount of posts  Grin  All of the "What ifs" and "Lets Analyze every detail of the game to death" topics don't really interest me that much.  Not just related to Star Control, but I'm also like this with movies, books, TV Shows, other games, etc.  Its just the way I am and saves time for more watching/playing  Wink

Best moment in SC2 - Spending hours trying to escape from hordes of Kzer-Za and Kohr-Ah Ur-Quan deep in their space. Tongue

Favourite book ever - a tough one, I'm not much on reading

One hobby - I play Classic Battletech board game with friends  in real life.  I paint the miniatures and all that.  Here's another hobby... I'm a big fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff, Angel.  Was a huge fan of Firefly until FOX cancelled it.  I'm still bitter about that!

What you are/want to become in the real world. - Systems Developer/Programmer Analyst/Consultant/Technical Architect/Systems Integrator in the real world.   Have you seen these shows on the Discovery Channel and History Channel where people travel around the world telling us how things work or telling us the history of things?  I think thats my dream job.  In fact, I'd love to know how the guy that does "Hands on History" got that gig???

A fun fact about yourselves - Oh I don't know... I still love the Transformers from when I was a kid.  My car is RED and I have an Autobot window sticker in my back window.  My license plate says "SDESWPE".  I'm still a dork, yes  Tongue

Anything else that feels valid and important - I'll go to my grave waiting for another Star Control game if one never happens.  Thats the REAL reason I'm still around Smiley  I really don't know what would happen if TFB put out another Star Control game and it rocked.  My life might be complete then  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2003, 01:26:01 am »

1.What kind of poster you are
I have no Idea;  probably a little bit like Cliff Claven would be if he were a StarControl fan.

2. Best moment in SC2
Finally talking with the Chenjesu on Procyon, and finding out what their plans were.  I really wanted to get some Broodhomes for my fleet, but was willing to compromise. Wink

3. Favourite book ever (one or several)
Flying Dutch - Dry British humor (humour), like Douglas Adams, applied to the story of the Flying Dutchman

4. One hobby
Programming

5. What you are/want to become in the real world.
*nix systems administrator, inventor, Emperor of Earth (wait, you said real world, right?).

6. A fun fact about yourselves.
Oh, I'm a pepper.

7. Anything else that feels valid and important
He's a pepper. She's a pepper.
We're a pepper. Wouldn't you like to be a
pepper too?
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2003, 01:52:52 am »

Well, so far so good! i'm missing quite a few names here still though... and seeing as Primat keeps bumbing stuff to the top, my dear topic has fallen off the chart. whatever shall I do?? Huh Oh wait, I just did Grin

Btw, like your books ya'll. Most of it I've read, but there are certainly some things in there I want to try...
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