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Title: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Nov 2012, 15:13
Hi folks.

So there's a forum for introducing ourselves on here.

But the thing is... some of us have been here a while, and things have changed.

When I joined this forum in 2005 (within days of our very own Patrick) I went by the online moniker of DynamiteKid. He was a wrestler in the 80s, a frequently acknowledged cunt of the highest order, and I certainly was a cunt even if most people didn't realise.

I'm not DynamiteKid any more. A lot's changed in seven years. So I asked hodges to change my name just to Gareth, in the same way as Pat used to be KimJongSick and is now just Patrick.

So this is the re-introduction thread. Sorry if it takes up too much space.

My name is Gareth. I'm 24. I live in England. I am obsessed with music, and I am in the early stages of going through an amicable but heartbreaking divorce.

I work at a college in the student services department, a job I actually adore but that I get paid SHIT for when you consider my responsibilities and workload.

A couple of you I already know pretty well (Pat, obviously, and neko). But who is everybody else? What's your deal, yo?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Papersatan on 26 Nov 2012, 16:28
This seems like a not bad idea given (what feels to me anyways) as an influx of new people. 

My name is Kat. I am married to Ackblom12 (Stephen) and we have a non-monogamous relationship.  I feel sometimes like new people don't know that and are at a disadvantage somehow in understanding what is going on. 
here we are:
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/561364_3256326060900_1453704131_n.jpg)

I am in graduate school in Michigan studying "Information Science" to be a librarian or archivist or records manager or something.  I like to bake and sew, and get drunk and argue.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 26 Nov 2012, 16:38
When I registered here four and a half years ago, I was clearly even more of an oddball than I am now.  I built up people's knowledge of me by posting black-and-white photos of myself as a child, to the extent that at one point I was accused of being someone else's spoof account!  Then I had a period as people's favourite uncle or substitute father-figure.  Then somehow it fell to me to sort out the comic forum when the existing moderators couldn't face it; and now, by default as a result of other people moving along, here I am.  But all the time, I've just been me really.  What you see is what you get, and I don't have a different personality in real life from that which I let you see here.

Though I don't think my wife realises that I actually moderate an Internet forum...  My time with her is too precious (and too full) to waste with such trivia.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 26 Nov 2012, 16:58
was rejected pretty hard because of it. I can understand that; I'm still pretty hurt that I was called a liar repeatedly, though,

That wouldn't happen now, I hope and believe.  I'm sure that those of us who remember that period have nothing but admiration for the way that you stood up to your treatment at that time.  Certainly I have; it showed a considerable inner strength.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Nov 2012, 17:23
I don't think I was around here at the time and if things like that were going on, I'm glad I wasn't.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Castlerook on 26 Nov 2012, 17:45
I'm Paul, and I signed onto the forum right in the middle of the break-up arc....so many replies.....

I'm 27, I'm Irish, grew up outside of Cork City, where I live now. Not much to be said about growing up. Studied Applied Science and Quality Assurance in college, and looking to go back to next year and study Literature. Amateur cook and writer seems to sum up the rest of me, oh...and a love of reading and horror films that borders on the obsessive...

TheEvilDog was a nickname I've had since school (There were only 6 of us that took German, so the teacher gave us nicknames, I was "Paulus, you evil dog." The latter of which stuck for several years. Most people tend to call me Evil, although most just use it in an ironic manner, as I am not at all evil...I hope..

Not too much more to say. Then again, I've never really been one for long replies. I always seem to lose the point halfway through.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: jwhouk on 26 Nov 2012, 18:18
Wow, February of '09 for me. I wandered in during the introduction of Cosette, and the famous "CARNALLY. ON A REGULAR BASIS." quote.

I kinda ended up here because BLC shut down their forums, and I was a bit put off by the stuff going on with Halfpixel (Kurtz and Straub and company). The comic just kinda ended up being one of my main reads after a while.

I can't speak for Paul and some of the other "older" individuals, but I do see the comic as a way of keeping up with "modern life" - trying to understand people who are much younger than me (including Jeph).

That and the comments in the strip were just too funny.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: ackblom12 on 26 Nov 2012, 18:54
As mentioned, I'm 29, male, married to Kat and we happen to be poly. I've been around since 2005 or so and typically just ramble on about schlocky horror films (which I currently have a thread for), video games and body modification.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: dr. nervioso on 26 Nov 2012, 19:37
Well I'm the doctor
And I like the cardigans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzgZJEpLuw0&feature=BFa&list=AL94UKMTqg-9C9StpckGOQAKJzkELnkXnR
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 26 Nov 2012, 19:40
I joined in 2010 when they fixed the forum signup after the breakup arc. I had been lurking around for a while beforehand.

I'm a 25 year old from the chicago area. I don't post as prolifically as everyone else but I'm usually lurking around. TRVA is a condensed version of my highschool screen name.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: nekowafer on 26 Nov 2012, 19:46
I'm neko/nekowafer/Kat/Elesia/"hey you with the pants". I am a cat furry and a high school friend came up with the nickname. Then I was called either neko or Kat because my real name is mostly impossible to pronounce properly.

(http://i49.tinypic.com/2i6z9ed.jpg)

I came here to waste some time while at work, because I had (and still have) a very boring desk job. I almost typed "sex job". You'll most often see me in the threads where we talk about our problems because I have a lot of them and I am very vocal about them. Also Der Tattoo Thread and anything to do with sex/polyamory/gender/etc because it interests me.

I also like music.

And Unicorn, I'm so glad you posted here, because I wouldn't have recognized you for a little while and I'd be all confused.

Edit: oh yeah I decided to re-introduce myself even though Gaz already mentioned me because I assume new people will read this thread.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Zingoleb on 26 Nov 2012, 20:08
Now I'm super tempted to delete my posts in this thread, and then change my avatar/signature.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Carl-E on 26 Nov 2012, 20:15
True, dat.  I caught the change in avatar, and I knew you called yourself unicorn IRL, but it probably would've taken me a few days...

I'm Carl, Dr. Carl to my students, because my last name's tough.  My wife uset to call me Carl-E (or Carlie?) as a term of endearment, so I use it online.  You'll see me in comment threads of other webcomics sometimes... I've never posted my last name anywhere, in any of the forums I've participated in (only two or three others).  I've always been deathly afraid of a student finding me out through a websearch.  If a student's on here already and recognizes me, that's cool - but I like to keep my webpresence anonymous. 

I joined in August '09, just before the registration system quit working - I think I was one of the last ones in until the breakup arc. 

I was working away from home at the time, and this place quickly became the social interaction that I was sorely missing.  Soon after that, you guys saw me through several of the toughest events of my life.  It was a place to vent, and escape.  I stayed in the comic area for well over a year, then started exploring the "lower threads".  I really liked what I found, even more than in the comic section. 

I spend way to much time in here.  And I think of many of you as my friends, and wish (and hope) to meet some of you someday. 

Then I remember my privacy paranoia... and realize it will probably never happen  :cry:

And I love food inordinately much...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5215/5386277016_dcdb559073_m.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: ackblom12 on 26 Nov 2012, 20:47
Oh and fair warning, if you mention anything about sex (especially kink) or body modification, be prepared for an answer, or rebuttal if necessary, from myself. I am pretty blunt and not shy at all about the subjects and will go into detail.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: celticgeek on 26 Nov 2012, 20:55
Well, I am the celticgeek, registered in September, 2006.

The Celticgeek (http://www.celticgeek.com)

(http://celticgeek.com/images/thegeek_lg.jpeg)

Professional old fogey and technocrat
Former professional student
Drinker of Laphroaig
Linux Geek
Fan of Celtic music
Fan of old-time folk music
Fan of bluegrass and old time string band music
Fan of bagpipe music
(201 GBytes total of music related stuff on my harddrive)
Outstandingly mediocre guitar player

Husband of a retired librarian, and father to another librarian
Former alpha geek of a library software consulting business

Retired aerospace engineer (nondestructive evaluation)
Retired instructor (physics, math, databases, Gnu-Linux)

Other stuff that I will remember pretty soon, and edit into this post.
And, yes, I was here during some of the bad times, and I think the
moderators have done a truly outstanding job of making this one of
the nicest forums on the internet. 
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Papersatan on 26 Nov 2012, 21:15
Neko, when you joined I called you Bizzaro me for a while.  Names, piercings, pet choices..I felt like for the first few months every week you said something new that made me squint my eyes and go "is someone taking the piss..."
 
Though as time went on I learned enough about you that it was clear we were the same person from different universes.

Or are we....
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: nekowafer on 26 Nov 2012, 21:25
I am your evil twin! With half as much boob...
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Jace on 27 Nov 2012, 00:06
My name is Fat Mike and I'm obsessed with big lesbians... wait...

I'm Jace. I was PantsFTW and then I grew up and realized that name was dumb and I should go by Jace. Which is my name but not really. It is a nickname, but been goin by it since 2nd grade.
I'm 23 now, I am in my 3rd semester of college for mathematics. I paint miniatures. Sometimes I paint canvasses. I do Dagorhir, its like a LARP but no one roleplays and we just hit each other and then drink or sleep. I also do the SCA, its like Dagorhir but with more pomp and wooden sticks instead of foam covered sticks. My buddy who got me into SCA makes armor and I'm learning how to make armor from him. Everything I wear except my helmet and chain was made by him and me. Here's a picture of me in some of my armor:
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/561829_4321789496364_1967399524_n.jpg)
You better believe that you're seeing a velvet coat of plates on over that chain. Damn that is sexy. Oh and the period shoes too! Beautiful 14th century kit just coming together.
Sometimes I do a middle eastern thing too and when it is windy I get awesome pictures:
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/541101_3347630262992_66789301_n.jpg)
Also one time I met Andrew WK. I haven't changed my facebook picture since.
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/38034_452043492316_7363055_n.jpg)
I also have a bunch of tattoos. Here you can see most of them:
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/293046_10150812640812317_1941758222_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: VonKleist on 27 Nov 2012, 01:11
ollaH!

I started reading QC in summer 2010 and I think I began to check out the forums in early 2011. I can't remember the specifics as it was a pretty bleak time for me after several nervous breakdowns and a breakup. At the same time I started to go to therapy for anxiety disorder and depression and started to get my social life together a bit and begin to start making music in a band in earnest, mostly to help me deal with my mental stuff.
Im stuck in my head pretty much all of the time.
I think I come off as somewhat stern, earnest and maybe a bit stuffy but Ive come to think its just the way the males in my family are and Im already the screwball among them.
You should have met my paternal grandad. I don't think he ever cracked a smile.

Soo, yeah, Im from Cologne, Germany, 26 (holy fuckballs, feels like a minute since I was .. twenty or something) years of age and a student of Library and Information Science and hoping to have an interesting job in a library or research institute by this time next year. If I can't find anything maybe Ill go on working constructions and stuff but Id rather put my education to use O.o

I go by VonKleist after the german poet because I like the sound of it and because my dad used to call me "Heinrich" as a nickname and I like the sound of that too and its a fond memory.

I love this forum for the cameraderie and the people here for putting my shit into perspective insofar as that Im not some major weirdo deadbeat asshole and theres plenty of folks dealing with the same kind of psychological issues.

Anyway, its a pleasure to meet you all :)

heres my picture
(http://ak2.okccdn.com/php/load_okc_image.php/images/16/150x150/558x800/37x147/366x476/0/5057927319896648058.png)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Zingoleb on 27 Nov 2012, 01:30
are you the dude from Chickpeas?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: ibrahimdelil on 27 Nov 2012, 01:42
Why hello there!

(http://i.imgur.com/8GfNp.jpg)

My name is İbrahim, I'm 26 and I believe I'm the only one in the forums from Turkey. I've been around for... holy fuck, 6 years? I mostly lurk because most of the time I don't know how to put what I have in mind into English. My main contribution to the forums consists of posting photos of myself with cute girls :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: VonKleist on 27 Nov 2012, 01:44
@Zingloeb/Unicorn:
Yeah, Im not too photogenic so if there is a decent shot of me I have to abuse it kind of :wink:
I see you changed your handle, but I knew it was you because of the sock-quote.

edit: Awesome cat, Ibrahim. I do think it might want your food :)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: ibrahimdelil on 27 Nov 2012, 01:55
Heh, thanks. I believe he was after my soul.  :-)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Welu on 27 Nov 2012, 06:00
Beep. I be Welu. The name is a combination of two old nicknames I used to have and I use Welu T. Dixon as my internet/artist/writer/irrelgular video producer pseudonym.

I started lurking the forums shortly before the break-up arc but didn't join till a few months later, March 2011 which is actually more recent than I though, when the forums calmed down to a level I felt comfortable joining. So I kinda knew a lot about people here before I signed up and looking back that's sort of weird and stalker-y.

I'm doing a university degree in a technical college in Northern Ireland. Studying creative media productions.

I have a doggy called Socks but she lives with my parents because my house is too small for a doggy.
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/140/8/8/8800135a877a9c0f424580382f4a4bbe-d50hjy9.jpg) (http://fav.me/d50hjy9)

I think that's actually a lot of information I've never said before on this forum.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Lines on 27 Nov 2012, 11:27
Hey y'all. I'm Linds. When I originally joined my name was iamyourpirate but nobody remembers that because I thought it was dumb and didn't keep it for very long. Linds is my RL nickname that my mom and very close friends use, but I felt so comfortable here, I wanted to use that instead of my full first name or a screen name. I've been posting since 2006 and have seen all sorts of changes here! But I like how the forum has evolved and will probably stick around to watch it evolve some more.  :-)

I'm 26, will be graduating with a Masters in Art Ed in 3 weeks (!), currently have no real job prospects, live in Cincinnati, OH, am a huge nerd (gaming, fantasy/sci-fi novels, D&D, you name it) and I'm marrying one of my best friends (Michael, if you've seen me mention him by name and was all wtf) in June. I have met a lot of people through this forum and I consider several of them to be friends outside of the internet. I also talk about a lot of cats: Hobbes - lives with me and Michael, Parker - lives with my mom because he fights with male cats so can't live with Hobbes, Hermione - my mom's cat that is scared of pretty much everything but somehow gets along ok with Parker, and Harley - belongs to two of my friends that I used to live with that hates pretty much everyone except for the three of us. So if you couldn't tell, I really like kitties. And all animals really. (Which is why Bob Ross holding a raccoon is currently my avatar.)

Also here's a picture of me for reference:

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/387060_10100682014389705_760446249_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Nov 2012, 11:48
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Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Lines on 27 Nov 2012, 12:01
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Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Nov 2012, 12:07
You're actually cuter in that one.

Linds, fuck you.

Also, a photo of me should probably go here.

(http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/554214_4182524314443_1630414834_n.jpg)

I'm linking that from Facebook so I don't know if worked.

Also I know how hilariously myspace this photo is but it was taken about two weeks ago...
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Zingoleb on 27 Nov 2012, 13:34
If we're posting pictures, then here's the most recent one (I've cut my hair again; I do this when I'm bored, drunk, or emotional, and a combination of these states is usually in place).

(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/179392_384215618331892_1824532655_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: VonKleist on 27 Nov 2012, 13:49
Yee, neat... cap? :-D

Heres one of scruffy-me

(http://s12.postimage.org/eylv25xiz/Bild_004.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Zingoleb on 27 Nov 2012, 13:58
This might sound weird, but you'd make a pretty girl.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: VonKleist on 27 Nov 2012, 14:09
Hah.
I already have come to terms with that fact.

My sisters are considered quite pretty, if you must know  :wink:
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: snalin on 28 Nov 2012, 09:07
My name is Baste and I really should be studying for this exam. Shit.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Lines on 28 Nov 2012, 10:48
You're actually cuter in that one.

Linds, fuck you.

Also, a photo of me should probably go here.

 :-D Looking good! Also I'm glad you posted a picture because I remember you when you used to post and I couldn't for the life of me remember what you looked like.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Nov 2012, 12:23
You're actually cuter in that one.

Linds, fuck you.

Also, a photo of me should probably go here.

 :-D Looking good! Also I'm glad you posted a picture because I remember you when you used to post and I couldn't for the life of me remember what you looked like.

I don't think I ever posted a photo, which may be part of the reason.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Lines on 28 Nov 2012, 12:32
Maybe? But you look really familiar. And I don't think we're FB friends... Have you met up with any forumites before who might have posted a photo?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Nov 2012, 12:43
We aren't Facebook friends but we totally should be.

And I've never met a forumite. Maybe I did post a photo, but if I did it'd most likely be one when I still had long hair. Eurgh.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 28 Nov 2012, 14:28
Yeah, you look very familiar - I figured I'd seen a picture before. Is there another forumite who looks a lot like Gareth, people who know such things?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 28 Nov 2012, 14:44
I remember exactly the picture you are both thinking of - and it's not Gareth, but I can't yet recall the person's name.  It may pop into my brain, or it may not - we shall see.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Papersatan on 28 Nov 2012, 15:41
I think he looks a bit like Loco_banana (the Patrick Stephen and I used to live with) did, but his photos are all gone, so I can't link you to one he posted here. He has a similar shaped face and glasses, and took a lot of photos in mirrors with phones. 
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Nov 2012, 15:48
Dudes I never normally use mirrors  :psyduck:

USE THIS ONE INSTEAD

(http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/247447_1923872609562_6585542_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Papersatan on 28 Nov 2012, 15:52
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/26592_571056466807_2130170_n.jpg)

Second from the right.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Nov 2012, 16:15
Pretty convincing look for a demon made out of origami
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Papersatan on 28 Nov 2012, 16:24
(that was a photo of the former roommate)

Also, I am Satan to paper, not of paper.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Jace on 28 Nov 2012, 20:19
I always read your name like the Sabres player who had the surname Satan. That is, I pronounce it paper-shuh-ton
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Castlerook on 28 Nov 2012, 20:21
I'm still waiting for PlasticMacbeth to come along.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: BeoPuppy on 29 Nov 2012, 01:51
Gavin Troostwijk, Alkmaar, the Netherlands, member since 11-03-2006, fulltime stay at home dad, fuck-up and part time artist. I'm pretty, and so are you.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m4P7nmyAHzw/UJ-T3KajyBI/AAAAAAAAHIM/yJPQQJKYVX8/s320/08102012224.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Carl-E on 29 Nov 2012, 02:44
Is that your dinner, or the kid's ?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: BeoPuppy on 29 Nov 2012, 03:10
He's two. that means the answer to that question is a resounding 'yes'.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: VonKleist on 29 Nov 2012, 03:14
YOu could be an excellent Mr Satan from Dragonball with a big old Moustache!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: BeoPuppy on 29 Nov 2012, 03:38
So I could be, apparently ...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198135_10151168678968149_1320066899_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 29 Nov 2012, 04:22
So I asked hodges to change my name just to Gareth, in the same way as Pat used to be KimJongSick and is now just Patrick.

1. Copycat
2. Tattle tale
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 29 Nov 2012, 06:11
Were you not wanting people to know who you used to be? Genuinely didn't mean to fuck anything up.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 29 Nov 2012, 06:34
I knew  :evil:
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Carl-E on 29 Nov 2012, 06:37
I remember KimJongSick, but  I didn't know...

 :-(
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Lines on 29 Nov 2012, 06:43
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Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 29 Nov 2012, 07:04
This is a nifty thread :-) Thanks for starting it, Gareth.

And nice to re-meet everyone!


I'm lepetitfromage aka Kim. 27, living in Poughkeepsie, NY. Don't exactly remember how I came up with this name, but I know I started using it to sign artwork before it turned into my online moniker. Plus, I just needed something a little less....cutesy (my prior screen name was abstractangel). I played around with bravelittletoasterstrudel for a while, but it was a bit too long IMO. Currently working at a crappy office job (been here for 4 years....ugh), dreaming of a career in art education and doin' crafty stuff in the meantime to maintain my sanity. I'm engaged to Nick- my goofy nerd, my teammate....my rock, really. He knows me better than anyone else and manages to not only handle my Crazy but help me come to terms with it as well  :-D We live with out cat (Fuzz) and our guinea pig (Rocko). Rocko's buddy Spunky passed away in October. RIP little dude :cry:


Started posting in the forums roughly 2 years ago (my two year anniversary is in a couple weeks! whaaaaat). I was reading the comic for about a year, started lurking around and then finally signed up when I got a feel for how things work around here. I started posting in the WCDT but eventually made my way into the Chatter section and now I generally stay down here. Much less snark and bickering (although the mods do indeed do a fabulous job making sure it doesn't escalate to more than that- good job, mods!). It's a tad amusing to me that people are more emotionally charged when speaking about fictional characters than they are about their own lives.

I typically hang out in the blog thread, the foodie thread and the P&D thread. I post a lot about my brain and how it works because A) It's fascinating to me and B) I think talking about mental health stuff is healing, helpful and a great release. I like to feel that I'm doing my part to break down the stigma of mental illness while helping others battle their own brains as well. Sometimes I worry that my posts come off as self-centered because I talk about myself a lot but then most of the people here knock some sense into me. Because, y'know....that whole thing with relating to other people through experiences and such. Forums are pretty good for that. I've posted on a few others before but it was a loooooooong time ago and they were never interesting enough to hold my attention for very long. The people in this forum have really been wonderful and I consider myself incredibly lucky to have "met" you guys. I never imagined that I would find a place like this amongst the sea of idiots on the interweb. I'm very grateful for all of the things that I've gotten through with the help of the forumites and I sincerely hope that some of the advice I've given has helped some of you as well. I've learned so much about each of you and in turn, have learned quite a bit about myself as well. Plus...you're all a LOT of fun. :-)

Blah, blah, blah, more mushy love-y, hippie stuff.....I'll not bore you any longer hahaha. Have some photos instead!
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Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: valley_parade on 29 Nov 2012, 07:09
I always read your name like the Sabres player who had the surname Satan. That is, I pronounce it paper-shuh-ton

I wanted that dude's jersey so bad when he spent half a season in Boston. Booo.

Hello, thread. I am Shane, and I have been around these parts since like, 2005? A long time. I have met some of you, and some of you have met me. I once left an old forumite on a couch at a sorority house once because I was too drunk to figure out anything otherwise. Dark days, bros.

I am 25, and live in the northwestern corner of Massachusetts. I went to college for a while, until I couldn't afford it. Now I'm not really sure what I do. I'd like to run a record store someday.

This is me. On the right. On the left is Frank Turner. A nice English lad who's good at writing songs.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/432060_10151406869850313_1600068989_n.jpg)

This is also me. Also my girlfriend. She goes to photography school. And we both like hockey. Although, she likes Pittsburgh and I like Boston.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/396640_10152247850050313_331592730_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 29 Nov 2012, 07:40
Your girlfriend's cute.

I miss when Frank Turner made hardcore punk.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: valley_parade on 29 Nov 2012, 08:00
Really? I thought Millions Dead kinda sucked.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Cire27 on 29 Nov 2012, 08:09
I've lurked here for 6 years and I'm still lurking here.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 29 Nov 2012, 09:27
Really? I thought Millions Dead kinda sucked.

I adore their first record dearly, I hate his solo stuff generally. Especially since he's now more famous for it than he was in Million Dead.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: idontunderstand on 10 Jan 2013, 08:06
I've noticed people are shortening my name as "idu", "idont" "IDU" etc. It feels retarded to me, so I'm stepping out.

I'm Karl, pleased to meet you. Jag r Svensk. 26 years old.

I like playing and listening to music and also boxing.

I'm pretty skinny, but also pretty strong. I can't sing.

I've got a master's degree in law, but haven't found any use for it yet.

No photo's, but PM me and I'll be happy to add you on FB or something.  :-)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Zingoleb on 10 Jan 2013, 08:52
Jens! Hi!  :-)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 10 Jan 2013, 09:12
I am pleased that you feel this place is still worthy of your attention (of course, I've noticed that you've popped in from time to time).
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 10 Jan 2013, 10:37
This is less of a reintroduction and more of a deintroduction, but anyone who has noticed that I've disappeared from facebook, I haven't defriended you - I've deactivated.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Zingoleb on 10 Jan 2013, 10:42
Oh! Why?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Redball on 10 Jan 2013, 12:24
It must have been incoming stuff, because the outgoing was fun and frequently funny.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 10 Jan 2013, 14:18
Honestly? Mostly because I couldn't face dealing with the fallout from my relationship status changing. I was thinking about how awful it was going to be, having to see xB on facebook all over the place (we're part of several of the same groups) and I suddenly realised that there weren't many very good reasons to be on there any more, and it might help my degree if I weren't. I miss it slightly, but only slightly. I expect I'll reactivate at some point in the future, but it certainly won't be until I've stopped crying myself to sleep.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Redball on 10 Jan 2013, 14:58
Honestly.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 10 Jan 2013, 14:59
So I could be, apparently ...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198135_10151168678968149_1320066899_n.jpg)

This is still one of the most pimpin'-est photos I've ever seen I mean goddamn
Title: The re-introduction thread
Post by: jwhouk on 10 Jan 2013, 15:02
May, I have to laugh: I see xB and I think, "When did she decide to buy a car? And a Scion at that!" :)

EDIT: Hadda check: I meant this. (http://www.scion.com/cars/xB/) Ugly things.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: CardinalFang on 10 Jan 2013, 16:03
Howdy folks,

I joined the forum back in 2006. I was always mostly a lurker but lately I haven't even been doing that.
The reason I'm going to at least attempt to lurk more is to keep in touch with Linds, May, Kat, Stephen, and whoever else is still around from the olden days. In the meantime I'm sure that I'll get to know some new folk.

This is me from a few years back. It's one of my favorite pictures of me. We're sitting in a barrestaurant discussing the Dark Heresy campaign I was starting. I am obviously explaining something to someone. There's even a chance I was right!
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t85/FangHamhands/me.jpg)

Here's a more recent one taken in November. I'm wearing a Toowoomba City Rollers shirt. The Toowoomba City Rollers is a derby team that another forumite is on. (Note: I live no where near Toowoomba) (also note that Toowoomba is fun to say and to type)
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t85/FangHamhands/DSC00306_zpsc765d192.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Zingoleb on 10 Jan 2013, 16:10
you look sassy in both of those pictures and I like it
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Jan 2013, 16:14
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t85/FangHamhands/me.jpg)


"Now, now. You can't be upset with me that you chose to play a Psyker and that resulted in you becoming possessed by a Bloodthirster of Khorne, killing the party, the entire population of the planet and then razed the surface until it was a charred, blood colored ember floating in the great void of space. That's totally on you."
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: CardinalFang on 10 Jan 2013, 16:26
That was probably it!

In a test run I did to get a handle on the combat system the Psyker became an unbound daemon host and slaughtered everyone and everything.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 10 Jan 2013, 16:44
I really like how you look, Fang. I dunno what it is about you. You have a good look.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: blanktom on 10 Jan 2013, 17:40
Hello. I am blanktom...or just Thom (although I started using the 'h' in my name in like 2008 and I have been a member on here since 2005. holy shit).

I am 25 (coming up to 26) and I co-manage a rather hipster friendly pub in the fine city of Norwich, England. I like nearly everything media based (music, television, films), both high and low brow, and play Xbox games. I kinda lurk a bit on these forums, so my post count/time I've been a member ratio is way off, but I am on here nearly every day. It's mainly cos I'm a lazy typer so don't like replying to shit unless I have something I feel is worth posting.

I basically joined the forums because I was reading the comic and when I checked it out everyone on here seemed pretty cool, but it's worth giving special mention to Shane (valley_parade) who I've decided is my QC Forums best bro. One day I am going to go see him in MA and I will show him how awesome I am at trivia.

I guess I better add a photo. I never usually look this cool, and genuinely only took this photo to send to my best friend who wanted to see my new sunglasses.
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a592/Thom_Hollyer/458966_10150792962778459_1785401693_o_zps6d7fd4ef.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 10 Jan 2013, 17:41
I wish I had sideburns  :-(
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: blanktom on 10 Jan 2013, 17:51
Sideburns are for the summer, this far more accurate yet far more fat revealing photo shows what I do when winter comes;
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a592/Thom_Hollyer/664444_10151217715726262_1291599435_o_zpsf77e9d87.jpg)

Also if anyone wants to be facebook buddies I am down with that, my life is a pretty open book (albeit a moderately offensive and slightly grumpy one). My surname is Hollyer.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: nekowafer on 10 Jan 2013, 17:52
You grumpy-face during the winter?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: blanktom on 10 Jan 2013, 17:56
I grumpy face a lot of the time, which annoys most of my close friends because I'm actually one of the most content and easy-going people they know.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: CardinalFang on 10 Jan 2013, 18:49
I really like how you look, Fang. I dunno what it is about you. You have a good look.

I wish I had sideburns  :-(

Hmm my sideburns do get a bit fuzzy, maybe that's it!
Thanks for the compliment!
As I age I think I'm shooting for the "Kinda Weird But Not Too Weird Uncle".
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: jwhouk on 10 Jan 2013, 18:51
Anyone with a Captain Khaos avatar is OK in my book. Though you only look kinda like Dom deLuise.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Papersatan on 10 Jan 2013, 19:16
Blanktom! my one time secret santa recipient.  hee hee
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: BeoPuppy on 11 Jan 2013, 02:23
This is still one of the most pimpin'-est photos I've ever seen I mean goddamn
Ta!

I look like a fat fuck. But at least I'm a fat fuck with a black belt. Aye!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: blanktom on 11 Jan 2013, 03:53
Blanktom! my one time secret santa recipient.  hee hee

Haha yeah, I don't think I ever thanked you. Although, I made the mistake of drinking all 3 cans in one night and may have ended up a dribbling mess on the floor of my study, but now I know what all the fuss was about!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: ackblom12 on 11 Jan 2013, 03:59
You should really re-link those youtubes.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: CardinalFang on 11 Jan 2013, 07:55
Anyone with a Captain Khaos avatar is OK in my book. Though you only look kinda like Dom deLuise.


I had used that picture on facebook and a friend of mine who has known me for 30-some odd years asked me who I was dressed up as.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Metope on 01 Oct 2013, 15:54
I don't have a post in this thread! Great idea to sticky it though.

Anyway, I'm Kristin (or Kris if you want, most English speaking folks call me that). I'm a soon-to-be 25 year old from Norway, but I live in Glasgow, Scotland because I study art here, I'm in my final year now and it's a tiny bit stressful. I joined this forum in 2008 when my brother (Jeans) suggested it for me, and I've been here on and off since, with a hiatus for a couple years recently. I've met quite a few people from this forum in real life, including Barmymoo, Linds, ackblom12 and papersatan, and they're all nice people, so it's nice to be back.

This is what I looked like about 1 minute ago:
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3760/10045125295_fdcf6ee2e5_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Eris on 01 Oct 2013, 17:29
Hello, I'm Hannah!

I joined in 2005  when I was having a year off school after back surgery. At one point I was the undisputed leader of the "Most time spent online" list (I just checked and I am still #2 even though I haven't been on here for years). I live in Sydney, Australia, live with my boyfriend est (he's an admin here but hasn't been around for a fair while) and our two idiot cats. I have come back to this place because my work has been SO BORING lately that I used up all the interesting sites I normally frequent and remembered about this place.

Here's a photo of me being a doofus in Melbourne in June:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/10340_10151660699582874_1317561532_n.jpg)

The guy behind me is est, not just some weird stranger bombing my photo.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Oct 2013, 20:23
Wow, I didn't notice this till now

I'm Matt and I've been here about as long as Patrick, Jens, Stephen, Kat, Hannah, and Kris have. I used to welcome new folks and I've been through at least 3 different versions of the chatter subforums. Here I am wearing a pirates earring as a nose ring
(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/r270/1001647_625971336797_1583078565_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 Oct 2013, 20:36
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/401914_10151067428290815_956372896_n.jpg)

Allo, Garand here. My real designation is classified.


I suck at writing about myself.


There.

Introduced.

SHAZAM!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 01 Oct 2013, 23:50
Hello, I'm Hannah!

I joined in 2005  when I was having a year off school after back surgery. At one point I was the undisputed leader of the "Most time spent online" list (I just checked and I am still #2 even though I haven't been on here for years). I live in Sydney, Australia, live with my boyfriend est (he's an admin here but hasn't been around for a fair while) and our two idiot cats. I have come back to this place because my work has been SO BORING lately that I used up all the interesting sites I normally frequent and remembered about this place.

Here's a photo of me being a doofus in Melbourne in June:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/10340_10151660699582874_1317561532_n.jpg)

The guy behind me is est, not just some weird stranger bombing my photo.

So you're really hot then?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: BeoPuppy on 02 Oct 2013, 01:29
It's a fur-lined coat. She must be.

Metope reminds me of Julie Delpy.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Lines on 02 Oct 2013, 14:33
I have been informed that it actually does get cold in Australia. But their definition of cold is probably different than people like me, who get snow (sometimes), and mine is different than people who, say, are from Norway, like Kris. And then there's those crazy people who visit Antarctica. I'm sure they know what cold really feels like.

Unless you're flirting, in which case...

(http://i.imgur.com/5J4wBxE.gif)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Metope on 02 Oct 2013, 14:37
Actually my definition of cold is anything below 10C, I have no tolerance for it. I'm a terrible Norwegian, I do much better in hot weather.

... So naturally I moved to Scotland.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: cesium133 on 02 Oct 2013, 14:42
I recommend Brazil instead of Scotland... I was at our collaborator's lab at the University of Sao Paulo a couple years ago. The lab is almost the only air-conditioned building in the city, so I didn't mind spending time there when it was 35C and humid outside. The AC was set to 19C. I would be wearing shorts and a T-shirt, and the Brazilians wore winter coats in the lab.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: ChaoSera on 02 Oct 2013, 14:46
... So naturally I moved to Scotland.
Well, obviously.

Umm, introduction. Hi, I'm ChaoSera, or Daniel, if you prefer the more personal touch. I only joined here somewhere earlier this year (I think May?) but I'll still post here, because I'm a rebel or something. Right.
I'm currently 22 years old, doing my Bachelor's in Computer Science, specializing in Embedded System and Microrobotics, and I work part-time as a Software Developer. So as you can see, I'm a giant nerd. Also I'm from Germany. A German nerd. Yes, that's me. I have yet to meet anybody from this forum, but I'd like to sometime.
If I find a recent picture of me that I like enough, I might post it here.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 02 Oct 2013, 14:50
So as you can see, I'm a giant nerd. Also I'm from Germany. A German nerd. Yes, that's me. I have yet to meet anybody from this forum, but I'd like to sometime.

Seeing as you're not the only giant German nerd, and we have several in this forum, we should definitely meet up.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: ChaoSera on 02 Oct 2013, 14:53
I'm all for that, but if I recall correctly, we are split up all over Germany. I don't have the money to travel very far.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 02 Oct 2013, 16:40
I don't remember if I took this thread seriously the last time I posted in here, so:

I'm Patrick! I'm almost 25 and I live just 30min west (traffic allowing on I580) of Oakland, California.

I used to look like this:
(https://scontent-a-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/197118_1877608547996_4690677_n.jpg)

Nowadays, I look more like this:
(https://scontent-b-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/165418_10201046952602196_618304215_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: nekowafer on 02 Oct 2013, 17:08
Who knew such a cute little girl could grow up into such a handsome man?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Oct 2013, 17:12
I...did not know this thread existed, but I just read through the whole thing.

Hey folks, Method here, or Eric if you prefer. 26, first year (of three) law student in New Hampshire (lived in New Jersey my whole life until August). Dating an amazing girl named Sarah despite living almost 500 km away while I'm at school (although we were together a year already when I moved, the long distance was hard at first, but we're making it work and growing stronger). Yeah, I'm an American who prefers metric, it's weird. According to my profile I joined late 2010 but I didn't really start posting (or even coming here at all) until early 2011, and I became a mod a little less than a year after that (January 2012, I think). I love it here, and I love you guys. This is me a week or so ago. My classmate's cat is not impressed.

(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1379373_658873004137964_97460919_n.jpg)

Also I met Elijah Wood once. Really nice guy. Apparently we have similar eyes, I don't know. Blue is blue to me.

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1013104_611253722233226_1853082322_n.jpg)


I may have forgotten some things.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Eris on 02 Oct 2013, 18:06
So you're really hot then?

I don't really get what you meant by this. It is Winter in June here. It actually wasn't as cold this year as it was when I went to Melbourne for my birthday last year, but I still bought  a fuzzy coat because I Do What I Want.

At the moment it's a very warm Spring, so I am quite warm right now, yes.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Oct 2013, 18:24
:roll:
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Eris on 02 Oct 2013, 18:36
I get that it was supposed to be a joke, yes, but it wasn't a very good one.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Oct 2013, 19:05
I don't think Gareth was joking.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Carl-E on 03 Oct 2013, 01:02
Gareth is never joking. 

At least, not about being hot.   :wink:

So... my real first name is Carl.  The E has nothing to do with anything (although Carl-A through Carl-D might have something to say about that  :-P)

I'm a former math professor who, by being bad at academic politics has lost a ridiculous number of teaching positions.  I'm currently working three part time jobs, including teaching online, working at a beer distributor and freelance writing of high school math materials.  I've survived being hit by a car (two years ago December 3rd), and hitting a bear (the bear survived, too, but the car didn't). 

I'm married with two daughters who are your age, 20 and 23.  The younger one was hit with thyroid cancer at 16, and was left with a rare neurological disorder and massive internal paralysis.  The older suffers from PTSD and depression after being attacked in her dorm room in her first semester of college (the same year as her sister getting ill).  She now works full time doing online tech support, and has abandoned her music. 

I've been here since August '09, (just before all of the stuff above happened) and remember seeing many of you from the old days, though I was a n00b and I'm sure you never noticed.  I mostly lived "upstairs" and rarely wandered into the lower regions of the forum, but grew braver over time. 

This is me; I like to eat and drink.   :-D

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5215/5386277016_dcdb559073.jpg)

Sometimes, I dress like my dog

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8545/8644947494_bafcab685c.jpg)

Avatars I've used; you may recognize these.  You may not. 

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/6434380609_6d51de2325_m.jpg)

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6149/5938931215_7ee526456b_m.jpg)

(http://www.greatdetectives.net/detectives/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/bogart.jpg)

I don't change them very often... four avatars in four years isn't bad, though.  But I think I'll stick with this one, it suits me. 
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: ChaoSera on 03 Oct 2013, 05:01
Holy crap Carl, you look just like my uncle. This is kinda weird. :psyduck:
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Carl-E on 03 Oct 2013, 05:51
Not really.  There's a really strong family resemblance, I have third cousins (we share a great-great grandparent) who look exactly like me. 

And there's still a a lot of my family that's back in Germany ;)

Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 03 Oct 2013, 06:20
Ok, It seems like I'm back here for a little while at least.

I'm Jimmy the Squid. I joined the forums back in 2005/2006 but ended up disappearing during the Great Leaving a few years ago. I initially came back because I knew Kat (Papersatan) and Stephen (Ackblom) were still here and I needed relationship advice and couldn't ask my other forum peeps as all the Australians get their hair cut by my partner. Given that so many people are coming back now that is kind of backfiring on me. Damn you secrets!

Anyway, I live in Sydney, Australia. I'm about to turn 27 in like, two weeks. I have several psychology degrees and I work in mental health, basically as a social worker for the severely mentally ill. I'm hoping to go back to uni next year to do a master's degree but I don't think I'll get in. I have a bunch of piercings, full sleeve X-Men tattoos (nearly finished) and severe clinical depression. I sing in Sydney's most underground black metal band. I think that's about all you need to know as a starting off point. There's no point revealing everything straight away, or there's no mystique.

Here is a picture of my face. It's not a very nice face but it serves its purpose for now.

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/999698_10151566336921527_433534769_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 03 Oct 2013, 09:40
I get that it was supposed to be a joke, yes, but it wasn't a very good one.

Let me try again.

You are an attractive person. Any references to temperature were metaphorical.

Edit: fuck decorum, you are gorgeous, and I was attempting to draw attention to that. Sorry for any offence caused.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Oct 2013, 10:02
Jimmy, you kind of look like Penn.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 03 Oct 2013, 16:03
I am aware of this. Though most people don't see it until I'm wearing my glasses and my hair is tied back so good work on knowing magicians!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Carl-E on 03 Oct 2013, 19:29
Here is a picture of my face. It's not a very nice face

Au contraire, mon frere. 
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Lines on 03 Oct 2013, 19:56
Jimmy does a nice mean face. There is a pic somewhere...

Meh. I don't know where the big one is, so here's the tiny icon gif I made a loooooooooong time ago:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/QC%20avatars/jimmys-hand.gif)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: tragic_pizza on 04 Oct 2013, 11:48
Hello, I am John.

Joined late-ish 2006, and am an old fart. Still keep up a bit with Jens and the old crew on FaceBook...

(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/r90/576341_574196739273309_882415171_n.jpg)

I promise I am less of a jerk than I used to be. Also, Jimmy the Squid is a god.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Lines on 04 Oct 2013, 14:10
Hi, John! You haven't posted in forever, I thought you'd left us...
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 04 Oct 2013, 15:58
Have you actually been lurking all that time?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: tragic_pizza on 04 Oct 2013, 17:47
I haven't lurked really, though I guess I have popped in once or twice and looked around.

Or maybe I just pooped in... can't recall...

Life got in the way and all...
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Blue Kitty on 04 Oct 2013, 19:04
row of avatars

How quaint, there was a time that I changed my avatar every month. I was thinking about doing what Paul does, but then I lost most of them.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: celticgeek on 04 Oct 2013, 22:34
Welcome back, tragic-pizza!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Kugai on 05 Oct 2013, 00:26
Greetings and salutaitions one and all from your friendly neighbourhood Kiwi Kugai.  :)

My real name is James (duh) and I live down here in Middle Earth - better known as Wellington, New Zealand in the wonderful Hutt Valley.

I'm 51 currently and have been since May (hehe).  Love Cats, but I don't have one at the moment having recently - five months or so ago - lost my boy Garfield (he went missing).  Spent nearly 20 odd years as my mothers caregiver up until around '08 - part time between '90 and '02, then full time after that until she went into a home towards the end of '07 - beginning of '08 when she finally had to go into a Home.  She passed away three years later.

For the past three or so years I've had eyesight issues, and flirted with being declared Legally Blind for a while, but things are somewhat stable, but I still have enough of a problem with it that I've been on what is called the Invalids Benefit for the last three years and am under regular Hospital Care for it.  And to top it all off, it looks like I may be developing Cataracts - Oh joy!   ::)

Asthmatic, but I've had that since puberty, and it's well under control. 

Live on my own, but have a great circle of friends and, despite the eyesight issues, have worked part time as counter staff at a now defunct local bookshop, doing about two - three hours a day there, which enabled me to earn a little extra cash-in-the-hand.  Miss the job - don't miss the boss.

Get out a bit, and enjoy walking as an exercise - which is why I'm looking forward to summer finally kicking in properly down here.  :)

That's about all the general info.  Did, I think, Post a fairly recent Pic of me here at one stage, but I'll Post it again if it's no longer floating around or has vanished into the void.



Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: CardinalFang on 05 Oct 2013, 08:12
Wow a lot of familiar faces showing up here.

Yes, I'm still lurking about.
My typical forum behavior which is taking so long to decide whether or not to say something, then taking even longer to decide how to say it and then finally giving up and not posting after several days have gone by and the thread as moved on to another subject continues unabated. As a matter of fact it is facilitated by the fact that more often than not I am checking the forum on my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk  at work and I'm not completely familiar with it so I am loathe to attempt to post something plus I don't want to take the time to type something out while at work.
Also I like run-on sentences.
So there.
Fun Fact - Tapatalk (at least Tapatalk HD) does not hide things behind a spoiler tag. It shows the spoiler tag and then shows whatever it was that was behind it.

I may post more often now that IRC seems to be in a permanent lull. I have to get my bare minimum of social interaction somewhere!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 05 Oct 2013, 08:16
Yeah, it doesn't on regular Tapatalk either (at least the one I have).
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Redball on 05 Oct 2013, 13:43
Joined late-ish 2006, and am an old fart.
Welcome back! And a couple of us who think we're old might be curious about the age of your Venerable Flatulence.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: tragic_pizza on 05 Oct 2013, 18:20
Joined late-ish 2006, and am an old fart.
Welcome back! And a couple of us who think we're old might be curious about the age of your Venerable Flatulence.

51.

FIFTY FREAKIN ONE.

ouch.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 05 Oct 2013, 20:12
I feel like I've posted in here before but I just looked and no. So, hi. I'm Bain or Rosie. I'm 27, live in Maryland near Washington DC, married to a boy named Robert, and have a large dog named Patrick. No kids (yet). I've been around here since 2007 but mostly only in Chatter/Relate and their precursors, and a lot of the time I type things but then decide not to hit Post. I work in a building management office and I complain about my dumb coworker a lot. That's good for now, I guess, so here's a picture of me at work.
(click to show/hide)

P.S. Hi tragicpizza! I see your posts on FB and I've been trying to remember who you were here.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 05 Oct 2013, 20:16
I like your glasses.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: tragic_pizza on 05 Oct 2013, 20:22
I think I remember you, Rosie. Hai.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Carl-E on 05 Oct 2013, 20:24
Joined late-ish 2006, and am an old fart.
Welcome back! And a couple of us who think we're old might be curious about the age of your Venerable Flatulence.

51.

FIFTY FREAKIN ONE.

ouch.


That's... 

that's MY age. 


(and Kugai's.) 




Fuck, man.  I thought you meant it when you said you were an old fart. 

I consider 50's to be middle aged, but that's mainly because most of my family seems to live into their 90's.   
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: tragic_pizza on 05 Oct 2013, 21:21
From your mouth to God's ear, Carl. I *like* living.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Carl-E on 05 Oct 2013, 21:25
OK, I hearby claim you as "family". 



Someone cue up the Donna Summers, willya? 
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Kugai on 05 Oct 2013, 21:40
@ Carl-E

Yes, yes it is.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: jwhouk on 06 Oct 2013, 09:59
Hi. I'm 46 today. Thanks.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Lines on 06 Oct 2013, 12:36
Happy birthday!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: tragic_pizza on 06 Oct 2013, 13:19
Family it is!

And happy freakin birthday, jwhouk!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Oct 2013, 14:16
Happy birthday!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Metope on 06 Oct 2013, 15:56
Happy birthday! My dad turns 56 tomorrow, I don't know what to get him. I won't see him until Christmas anyway so I have a while to think.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Oct 2013, 16:17
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Metope on 06 Oct 2013, 16:19
Haha! I'll post that on his facebook page in the morning, thanks!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thomas Edison on 06 Oct 2013, 18:35
I am Ryan. I am from the south coast of England. I am the human on the left.

(http://s22.postimg.org/70pnoexnl/Ryan1.jpg)

I joined the forum in 2007 when I was a sixteen year old high schooler.

I am now a twenty two year old ex-cinematography student currently helping my ma' run her first aid company.

I haven't been entirely active the last few years due to life things happening but now there is less life things and more internet things, so I guess I am back.

I like tattoos and stories and games and food and American football and the consumption of alcohol and the collapse of governments and stuff.

I do not like electrocuting elephants.

Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Lines on 06 Oct 2013, 18:47
Welcome back, Ryan!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Redball on 07 Oct 2013, 13:23
Hi. I'm 46 today. Thanks.
Hope it was a good one. Did you celebrate?

Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Redball on 07 Oct 2013, 13:29
51.
FIFTY FREAKIN ONE.

You're maybe taking it too hard?
At 76, I seem to be falling in love for the second time in four months, so life is yet pretty good.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Oct 2013, 00:34
hi. i'm unicorn, real name unicorn. i've been here forever and have never been quite sure why, up to and including right now. my music is in my signature and i've been working at that for years and am finally in the process of recording things that i wrote years ago and have been writing tons of stuff all the time lately.

uh, i guess people are posting pictures so here is me right now i am very sleepy i have a massive hand and i accidentally swallowed my lip ring again

(http://i.imgur.com/huqJEmx.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: snalin on 08 Oct 2013, 00:35
51.
FIFTY FREAKIN ONE.

You're maybe taking it too hard?
At 76, I seem to be falling in love for the second time in four months, so life is yet pretty good.


You've come out on the other side. Probably immortal by now.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Grognard on 08 Oct 2013, 11:36
YAY!
I'm in the Younger Crowd on the Forum group!!!!

It's so nice to be able to call someone else "You Grumpy Old Fart".

Not to 40 and loving it!

:D  LoL :b
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 08 Oct 2013, 13:48
Hi, I'm TRVA! sometimes known as Alison.

I usually lurk around in relate, chatter, and discuss. I made my account when the forum signup was fixed, right around the big Dora/Marten breakup, but I'd been lurking around the forum for a long time before that.

I live in the chicago area and I'm 25!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: CardinalFang on 08 Oct 2013, 18:09
I am Ryan. I am from the south coast of England. I am the human on the left.

(http://s22.postimg.org/70pnoexnl/Ryan1.jpg)

I joined the forum in 2007 when I was a sixteen year old high schooler.

I am now a twenty two year old ex-cinematography student currently helping my ma' run her first aid company.

I haven't been entirely active the last few years due to life things happening but now there is less life things and more internet things, so I guess I am back.

I like tattoos and stories and games and food and American football and the consumption of alcohol and the collapse of governments and stuff.

I do not like electrocuting elephants.

Hi Ryan!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 08 Oct 2013, 18:12
Ryan, your friend seems to have disarmed a mannequin.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Kugai on 08 Oct 2013, 18:24
Well, at least it's 'armless.


*Ducks rotten fruit*
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 08 Oct 2013, 18:30
No need to duck, they unloaded it all on me.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Carl-E on 09 Oct 2013, 02:17
You just got the rotten fruit. 


Kugai got the ducks. 
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 09 Oct 2013, 13:27
And all our lugwrenches.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Kugai on 09 Oct 2013, 13:29
mmmMMMMMmmmmmm


Rooooast Duuuuuuk


:-D
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 09 Oct 2013, 15:30
I... have a large dog named Patrick.

Aww, I'm flattered dear <3
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 28 Oct 2013, 13:23
Mike from Tampa, and yes, I did originally pick my handle when I was 14. I'm the guy who'd lurk for months on end, and then post some left-field quip that would make people either laugh or say "Who the hell is THIS jobber?"

I TRY to be good people, though. I think that's important.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Oct 2013, 13:27
Wrestling fan?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 28 Oct 2013, 16:14
No, I like to peck at things.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Oct 2013, 16:16
So where did you pick up the term 'jobber?'
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 29 Oct 2013, 06:13
Sorry, trying to be funny there. The wikipedia definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobber) had an alternate definition stated as:
1. A being or tool that "jobs", pecks, or stabs, such as:
Jobber, a length of drill bit
Tree-jobber or wood-jobber, a woodpecker[1]

4. A professional wrestler who routinely loses a match (see Job (professional wrestling))

So basically, either a loser or a pecker.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 29 Oct 2013, 07:58
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: calenlass on 18 Nov 2013, 23:50
Hey, dudes, it has been a long time. I have missed this place.

I don't have a lot of recent photos, actually, so here is one of me and some friends in togas from like a month ago. For reference, I am actually taller than the guy behind me by a couple of inches, but I had to pretend to be short for the picture.

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/9875/zwrt.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 19 Nov 2013, 06:27
Hi again!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 19 Nov 2013, 08:14
Relatively certain there isn't a single girl on this forum that isn't gorgeous, I mean come on now seriously
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 22 Nov 2013, 22:07
Gaz, that news is at least 6 years old.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: calenlass on 22 Nov 2013, 22:17
My dragon*con boss has a dog named Gaz.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 23 Nov 2013, 02:52
Must be one good lookin' dawg.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 12 Dec 2013, 08:56
So uh, I suppose I'm here again. Do I need to reintroduce myself?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: LeeC on 12 Dec 2013, 09:00
that depends.  Did you bring the up dog?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 12 Dec 2013, 10:52
Nooo....we'll introduce you!

Let me start.



Yay! It's Masterpiece! He is wonderful to have around! Welcome back!  :-D
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 12 Dec 2013, 13:19
Seeing calenlass being all gorgeous again has made me even more fascinated by her erect dick avatar.

Also Masterpiece, re-introduce!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Dec 2013, 15:10
So uh, I suppose I'm here again. Do I need to reintroduce myself?
US PESTERING YOU ON TWITTER WORKED? HOORAY! Also welcome back.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: sean on 13 Dec 2013, 13:09
whoa so many of you are mods now this place is completely different.

i read a lil of the comic today (procasturbating from my last two undergrad papers oh god) and then i decided to hop on the forums, whoa its been a while.

anyway im sean i used to post here i might post sometimes again.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Loki on 13 Dec 2013, 13:53
Guess it's time I took the time.

I'm Loki. General god of mischief etc (although a lot less now that I am a mod. After all, I have to maintain the illusion for you there is something like order in this world).

I am male and *counts* 22. I have been an IT student at a German university for... whelp, two years? I am active in our student organisation/initiative/council or whatchaever call it.
I am also minoring in English Studies.

People tell me I'm altruistic and insightful an' shit. In reality, I guess I'm good at fixing everyone's problems except my own.

I'm vegetarian. (Remembered this because my pizza just arrived.) I dislike slapping labels on relationships.

I used to struggle with medicament-induced depressions and I have a bunch of emotional baggage pent up from a shitty childhood, both of which I guess feeds into my insecurities.

Uhm... you'll learn everything else as you go along, I guess.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: nekowafer on 13 Dec 2013, 14:02
D'aww I forgot you were that much younger than me
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Loki on 13 Dec 2013, 14:35
That's okay, I'm still smoking hot.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: nekowafer on 13 Dec 2013, 14:41
I might agree if you HAD ANY PICTURES
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 13 Dec 2013, 16:15
anyway im sean i used to post here i might post sometimes again.

Hi!  Good to see you back.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Dec 2013, 23:22
whoa so many of you are mods now this place is completely different.
How long ago were you active last? Was I a mod yet (beginning of 2012) or for that matter was I even here? (beginning of 2011 or so).
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 14 Dec 2013, 00:59
If I remember correctly, sean was previously called Objects Inside Clouds.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Dec 2013, 01:00
Before my time perhaps?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 14 Dec 2013, 05:49
I seem to recall seeing Lokis hair and it was quite fabulous.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Loki on 14 Dec 2013, 10:58
Thanks! (Neko, I need to remember to send you a pic of me when I'm home)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: nekowafer on 14 Dec 2013, 12:51
Yes you do!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 14 Dec 2013, 13:26
Loki is a walking shampoo advert.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Lines on 15 Dec 2013, 19:38
Before my time perhaps?

I do believe so.

Welcome back, Sean!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Edith on 06 Feb 2014, 12:51
So, I feel that I should reintroduce myself, although if you take a look at my most recent posts, you'll see that I had intended to be a better forumite nearly two years ago, so we'll see how it goes.

I'm Edith, a 39-year-old librarian. I used to be called pinkgrrlygeek and am still called Eed. I love this forum and its current and former members, even when I don't come around much. I live close to Redball and CRAP I NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHEN BOB IS COMING TO MY HOUSE... Bob, are you coming tomorrow? When do you leave? Call me!

Sorry.

I live close to Redball when he isn't being a snowbird and flying south for the winter, and I visit him much too occasionally. I receive drunken snapchats from Papersatan on a regular basis, and they always make me smile.

When I first joined here, in 2006, I had just lost about 50 lbs. Since then, I've gained it all back and added some extra padding, and my joints hurt and I can't reach my shoelaces comfortably, so I am gathering my application materials to go on "The Smallest Winner" which is a local version of "The Biggest Loser." If I get accepted into the program, I'll work out with a personal trainer for an hour per day, 4 days per week, for 15 weeks, and then train on my own for a half-marathon in September.

I work in a library, and actually work there more than I used to do back when I forumed a lot. I also don't have the internet at my house, and I'm happier for it. I value the connections I've made here at the QC forums, but I am a natural extrovert and very much need physical and verbal interactions with others in order to be emotionally whole.

Someday I would like to take a world tour and visit all the forumites I hosted during Chicagocon, and any other neat folks I have met along the way. I am currently saving money so I can make a career change *with* a safety net. I'd like to run a tater-tot food truck, or maybe a resale shop, or work for an auctioneer. Anything with a better career outlook than public libraries!

Glad to see you all. :)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 06 Feb 2014, 12:52
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed.

FYI everyone, Edith is one of my favourite people in the whole world.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Edith on 06 Feb 2014, 12:53
I love you, May. (((((hugs))))). You're totally first on my list to visit.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Metope on 06 Feb 2014, 13:01
Ediiith! Visit me second! I might live in America at that point so it won't be too difficult, maybe!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Edith on 06 Feb 2014, 13:12
It's going to be a while yet till I can afford to go international, but of COURSE you are on the list, too.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Will on 13 Feb 2014, 06:57
Uhm...hi.

I haven't posted in these forums, or visited this site, or read the comic in about four years. Or maybe five...my maths is bad. I used to be known as the username 10101110, and then somebody changed it to just Will. The last thing I can remember happening here is Jhocking (I think? Didn't we just call him Joe) reaching 10,000 posts, and then Tommydski constantly deleting old posts of his so he wouldn't ever reach 10,000.

I used to live in a teeny little town in western Pennsylvania, but I moved about a year ago and now I live in Manchester, NH.
I'm still Facebook friends with like...nine of y'all. I've missed it here. I think I'll come back.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 13 Feb 2014, 07:08
Things done changed round here, bro!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Will on 13 Feb 2014, 07:10
Dude, I just figured out that prior to this thread, my last post was in summer of 2009. THAT WAS SO GODDAMNED LONG AGO.

So are there like...new rules, and social mores, and shit I should know about?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 13 Feb 2014, 07:15
In a word, yes! I'd suggest a bit of lurking and reading the rules in the DISCUSS section (and some of the more active threads in there) to get a general idea. Some of the former regulars have left feeling that the atmosphere isn't for them any more.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 13 Feb 2014, 07:41
Dude, I just figured out that prior to this thread, my last post was in summer of 2009. THAT WAS SO GODDAMNED LONG AGO.

So are there like...new rules, and social mores, and shit I should know about?

I'd really advise doing what May suggested. Even a toned down version of how I used to behave on here (formerly DynamiteKid, by the way, I remember you if you don't remember me...) got me in some trouble.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Loki on 13 Feb 2014, 08:23
Hi and welcome back! No idea if you remember me - I used to have a Matrix-themed avatar.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Feb 2014, 11:55
Be nice to people is the general rule.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 15 Feb 2014, 01:18
Hi Will! I don't remember if I changed my name from KimJongSick before you left or not, but that's me. I've hopefully grown up a bit.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Sousaphone on 18 Feb 2014, 05:14
Well, well, well, what have we here?

It's been a while, to say the least, but I've never really had the time to dedicate myself to forums - or indeed the attention span. Nevertheless, here I am again, though probably not for long.

I started lurking here in 2006 after a few years or so(?) on ye olde irc channel, and boy do I ever not recognize most of you. Very pleased to see Bain, Est, Hannah, Edith, Gareth, Patrick, and not least Squiddy are still around. As my huuuge post count (3 including this one) seems to indicate, I won't be particularly seen or heard from here, but I thought I'd say hi.

For those of you that haven't kept up elsewhere, loads of things has happened over the past eight years. I'm still married to the same lovely lady, but we have a son now, and we've bought an apartment in a wonderfully-non-posh-yet-horribly-expensive part of greater Copenhagen. I've also sort of managed to end up working on very large scale linux deployments, currently with oversight of operations for a 1500+ server hosting setup and the associated operations team in India (which I have so far not had to visit). I've also managed to meet up with quite a few very lovely QC-related people over the years, not least Jmrz, Catfish_Man, pickle, and surya.

See you all again in eight years or less, I suppose?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Feb 2014, 06:20
I love Copenhagen and would move there in a second if I could speak Danish.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Sousaphone on 18 Feb 2014, 06:24
I love Copenhagen and would move there in a second if I could speak Danish.

You pretty much don't have to - I have a US colleague that spent a few years here without ever learning. Almost everyone here speaks a pretty ok English and are eager to do so given the chance.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Feb 2014, 06:33
Yeah, that's fine for visiting but if I live somewhere I feel I should learn the language. Then again, I'd probably pick up enough after a while, so...who knows what the future will bring? If I'm there in eight years when you come back, I'll let you know :roll:
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Metope on 18 Feb 2014, 12:03
Moving somewhere is the best way to learn the language there! And you can get on perfectly without knowing Danish in Denmark, so you could easily move there and not know a word, and then spend your time learning.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Feb 2014, 13:53
It wouldn't stop me from finding work?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Metope on 18 Feb 2014, 14:04
Doubt it, although it might make it a little harder to find something. Depends on your field of work as well, but there are plenty of English speakers working full time in Norway at least, and I bet it's the same for Denmark. Tech work is usually very English-friendly, and lots of international companies in all kinds of fields do everything in English anyway, since that's the language most people in the west have in common.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 18 Feb 2014, 14:21
When I worked for Norsk Data in the 1980s (at the time it was the second largest company in Norway), the official language in their head office was English.  Although the locals naturally spoke Norwegian among themselves, there was no sense that an English speaker was excluded in any way.  I've heard similar things more recently about Philips in Holland, so I suppose it's not that uncommon.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Sousaphone on 18 Feb 2014, 23:14
The corporate language where I work is English, same goes for almost all the IT-related businesses of a similar size or larger that I know of, as well as quite a  lot of other companies. For Copenhagen alone this means at least two to three digit figure numbers of companies where not knowing Danish (yet) is not a problem at all.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 22 Feb 2014, 04:59
Oddly enough, despite your low postcount, I remember you. Congrats on the youngling, that's awesome news to hear! How old is he now?

Also, sad to say, Est and Hannah don't post here very much anymore. Our new admin, pwhodges, is a delightful guy though. I'm not entirely convinced he hasn't done everything ever.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Sousaphone on 22 Feb 2014, 05:52
Oddly enough, despite your low postcount, I remember you. Congrats on the youngling, that's awesome news to hear! How old is he now?

I'm honored to be remembered!

My son will be three next week, which also means it's now almost four years since I last saw any of the old forum people in real life. Don't ask me where time went or how many diapers I've had to change...

As for Est and Hannah, damned people getting lives and abandoning the internets!  :wink:
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 22 Feb 2014, 07:32
Where did the time go and how many diapers have you had to change?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 22 Feb 2014, 07:41
how many diapers have you had to change?

like anyone can ever keep track of how much poopin a kiddo actually does. they're like factories.
Title: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 22 Feb 2014, 08:58
As for Est and Hannah, damned people getting lives and abandoning the internets!  :wink:

They haven't; they're at http://huagl.net/forums
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Feb 2014, 09:16
That hardly counts :roll:
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Metope on 22 Feb 2014, 09:58
For you, no. It does for a lot of us though so there's no point in rolling your eyes over it. The chat room is more active than the rest of it anyway.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: BeoPuppy on 22 Feb 2014, 10:00
I love Copenhagen and would move there in a second if I could speak Danish.
Me too!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Welu on 18 Mar 2014, 16:20
Since I've been away a couple months, which is a really tiny absence compared to some of the returns here, I figured I'd post here.

I'm Welu. Here are my bullet points:

Under the spoiler is a bunch of my face.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Eddie 88 on 05 Apr 2014, 10:39
Since I've been away a couple months, which is a really tiny absence compared to some of the returns here, I figured I'd post here.

I'm Welu. Here are my bullet points:
  • I make films and do some other artsy stuff.
  • Gender questioning. Settled on non-binary as a label for now. They/their/them pronouns.
  • Living in Norn Eire.
  • I want to pet all the dogs.

Is that a Teen Girl Squad reference?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Welu on 13 Apr 2014, 00:13
Not intentionally but I am going to rewatch that series now. I actually had Hyperbole and a Half in mind while writing it.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: syrupykeyboard on 21 Apr 2014, 15:36
Geez, it's been a long time since I've been on the QC forums. Not having a computer coupled with a general sense of lethargy and apathy hasn't helped. Gonna try to figure out how the territory's changed, try to start postin' again. I've missed you guys.
                     ~ Joe (syrupykeyboard)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Apr 2014, 15:40
Welcome back!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: idontunderstand on 27 Apr 2014, 07:39
Hello you guys!  :psyduck:
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 27 Apr 2014, 13:32
Hey! Nice to see you again!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: idontunderstand on 28 Apr 2014, 08:24
Thanks.  :-)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 29 Apr 2014, 19:41
I bet no one remembers me.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Apr 2014, 19:42
'fraid not. Do you remember me?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 29 Apr 2014, 19:44
Nope. I'm old and grey. My knees are nobbly.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Lines on 29 Apr 2014, 20:03
I bet no one remembers me.

I remember you! Dunno if you remember me though.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 30 Apr 2014, 02:55
I remember you! iirc my registry/activity predates yours, you may remember me as KimJongSick.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Apr 2014, 02:58
Actually he predates us both by a couple years, bro. Although I have no memory of him at all.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 30 Apr 2014, 03:42
Ahh, that's what I get for not checking. Either way, I remember you, HJB, because I vaguely recall your username being part of the Quiki (RIP).
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Apr 2014, 08:02
I bet no one remembers me.

Certainly I remember you!  But, of course, my memory has been kept fresh by seeing you with the same name on another forum ;)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 30 Apr 2014, 15:40
Yeah...said forum is currently offline though.

I just had a quick scan through the topics here and recognised barely anyone. I recognise you Patrick. And you pwhodges.

I'm kind've surprised my username is still active. I kind've come back every year or two just to have a nosey. Still read the comic, mind. Ah, the Quiki! It was fun.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Apr 2014, 16:25
Said forum is not offline - you have a PM.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 30 Apr 2014, 17:11
I remember you!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 30 Apr 2014, 17:19
And I you!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Apr 2014, 19:23
What's the other forum?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Apr 2014, 23:15
Pocket Jury; now renamed Huagl.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 01 May 2014, 02:15
Yeah...said forum is currently offline though.

I just had a quick scan through the topics here and recognised barely anyone. I recognise you Patrick. And you pwhodges.

I'm kind've surprised my username is still active. I kind've come back every year or two just to have a nosey. Still read the comic, mind. Ah, the Quiki! It was fun.

I was DynamiteKid many years ago if that rings any bells.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 01 May 2014, 03:25
Ah, the Quiki! It was fun.

I'm almost curious enough to try and find it on the Wayback Machine but ehhhh lazy
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 01 May 2014, 03:37
Ah names names names I recognise.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Grognard on 01 May 2014, 09:30
way back in the day, when the Internet was young and AOL ruled cyberspace, I was known as LEGALEAGLE.
(long time before there was Twitter)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 02 May 2014, 02:20

Ah, the Quiki! It was fun.

I'm almost curious enough to try and find it on the Wayback Machine but ehhhh lazy

There's not enough there to be worth it.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: jwhouk on 02 May 2014, 05:10
I've been jwhouk since day one.

And that day one was sometime back in, oh, about 1993.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Kugai on 05 May 2014, 12:56
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 09 May 2014, 02:47
Ah, the Quiki! It was fun.

I'm almost curious enough to try and find it on the Wayback Machine but ehhhh lazy

There's not enough there to be worth it.

Oh man, the page for my old moniker is delightfully horrifying. God I'm happy I'm not a shithead teenager anymore, and that I'm simply a shithead now.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 09 May 2014, 03:56
Wait, how did you get to that, Pat?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 11 May 2014, 14:58
I am so ashamed

http://web.archive.org/web/20090106072148/http://quiki.net/wiki/KimJongSick
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 11 May 2014, 15:04
worthy of note: the last section regarding my facial hair is thankfully (not to mention gloriously) outdated.

(http://i.imgur.com/MqV5fvz.jpg)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 11 May 2014, 15:07
Weird, I don't seem to be on there. Which is bizarre cause I know for a fact I put myself on there, given that I referenced that in my QC forum rap.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 11 May 2014, 17:12
...I read that with a grin.

and did those forums really have a section called "beard status"?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 11 May 2014, 22:57
that wasn't the forum, it was just the Quiki, which was actually a pretty useful guide for getting to know the basics of fellow forumites. if I had to pick one thing from the old days to reinstate, that'd be my choice.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Detachable Felix on 11 May 2014, 23:24
That Quiki entry gave me the biggest laugh I'd had all day. Oh man.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 12 May 2014, 02:46
I'm not on there either - I was around in those days, but I just never made it to the Quiki. Guess I wasn't cool enough.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 12 May 2014, 02:51
This is why I'm confused, I was on there, and I know I was because I wrote it.

But then given that it's a Wiki, and as such editable by anyone, and that a lot of the loathsome pricks that used to inhabit this space didn't care for me very much I was probably just deleted by KharBevNor or some other shit.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Metope on 12 May 2014, 11:44
I thought the entire quiki was deleted...? My page is gone too, which is for the best.

Also yeah I think a lot of people made their own, it wasn't a 'cool' thing. Liz made mine I think, because I complained about not having one.  :-P
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 12 May 2014, 13:15
That's the beauty of the Internet Wayback Machine!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Redball on 20 May 2014, 15:29
Carl-E posted in the last 24 hours in a Comic thread, reminding us that he's alive and tracking the comic. He also responded to my earlier welfare check message, and asked that I post it:

"Hi.  Thanks for your concern!  I'm ... relatively fine.  A little depressed after not getting the online job I had blogged about, and  - well - I'm back to writing (I hate it) and just to get anything done I need to stay away from here.  It's too easy to avoid working. 

There are a couple of things I'm applying for, we'll see what happens, but whatever does happen (more work or not) I'll probably not be coming back anytime soon.  Not because I don't want to - I do, I love it here, I love you guys - but I just can't afford the time anymore. 

Say hi to everyone for me. "
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: tragic_pizza on 23 Jun 2014, 22:37
So I was back, then I was gone, and maybe I hope now I'm back?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Jun 2014, 22:37
Welcome back.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: tragic_pizza on 24 Jun 2014, 00:05
Thanks!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: celticgeek on 24 Jun 2014, 08:17
Welcome back, tragic_pizza.  We need all the certified part-time curmudgeons we can get.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 24 Jun 2014, 12:19
hey, dude, good to have you back!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: MrBlu on 16 Jul 2014, 14:24
Wow this thread is a great idea. I'm not sure when last I posted in here, and that's kinda bad, but life.

When I joined I was probably still a music snob, in and around college and junk. Stuff happened and I went away to culinary school, came back and did a lot of junk. Traveled the country (Jamaica, for those who don't know/remember), ate and cooked my way about the place, worked one hotel, left and bounced around and landed at Kingston's premier hotel with some interesting characters. I always knew I'd post here when I got my first tattoo, and 4 years or so later, it came to me... So here I am. Hi. =]
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Jul 2014, 19:45
Hi! I think you're from before my time, but welcome back all the same!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 16 Jul 2014, 23:54
I remember you! Welcome back :)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 17 Jul 2014, 05:32
I remember you! Good to hear things are going well.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Carl-E on 17 Jul 2014, 08:48
I also remember you, but more the avatar than the posts (or the person behind them).  It was early days for me, so I don't expect you'd remember me...

Speaking of re-introductions, was my absence long enough to warrant one?  I got sucked back in here unexpectedly.  Had really planned on giving up completely... or at least until I had more steady work. 
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Redball on 17 Jul 2014, 09:12
Naw, Carl, you're a legend. But an update for your fans on your circumstances is always welcome.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: MrBlu on 17 Jul 2014, 22:17
Aww, I feel welcome. And yes, Carl, I've seen you around. =] do tell us what you've been up to.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 18 Jul 2014, 00:35
I also remember you, but more the avatar than the posts (or the person behind them).  It was early days for me, so I don't expect you'd remember me...

Speaking of re-introductions, was my absence long enough to warrant one?  I got sucked back in here unexpectedly.  Had really planned on giving up completely... or at least until I had more steady work.

I noticed you'd been gone! Glad you're back.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 16 Aug 2014, 22:50
Wow this thread is a great idea. I'm not sure when last I posted in here, and that's kinda bad, but life.

When I joined I was probably still a music snob, in and around college and junk. Stuff happened and I went away to culinary school, came back and did a lot of junk. Traveled the country (Jamaica, for those who don't know/remember), ate and cooked my way about the place, worked one hotel, left and bounced around and landed at Kingston's premier hotel with some interesting characters. I always knew I'd post here when I got my first tattoo, and 4 years or so later, it came to me... So here I am. Hi. =]

Hey dude! Good to have you back. We lead such very different lives on very different schedules, in spite of the time difference really not being that bad, and I always feel bad when we pass like ships in the night on Facebook. What's been good man?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: MrBlu on 17 Aug 2014, 00:41
Wow this thread is a great idea. I'm not sure when last I posted in here, and that's kinda bad, but life.

When I joined I was probably still a music snob, in and around college and junk. Stuff happened and I went away to culinary school, came back and did a lot of junk. Traveled the country (Jamaica, for those who don't know/remember), ate and cooked my way about the place, worked one hotel, left and bounced around and landed at Kingston's premier hotel with some interesting characters. I always knew I'd post here when I got my first tattoo, and 4 years or so later, it came to me... So here I am. Hi. =]

Hey dude! Good to have you back. We lead such very different lives on very different schedules, in spite of the time difference really not being that bad, and I always feel bad when we pass like ships in the night on Facebook. What's been good man?
Oh man. We need to have one of our Facebook chats right soon.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Poziom on 15 Sep 2014, 00:49
Hi,

My name is Simon, I'm 27 and I live in Poland. I'm realy interested in all kinds of RPG and board games. Also if I have time I participate in Airsoft military simulations or Airsoft Larps in postapocalyptic theme. 
I work in logistics (good job but I'm planning on opening Postapocalyptic theme pub in Warsaw in Poland somewhere in the future) and I'm at my last month studying Sociology at Koźmiński University. I'm writing my M.A. about webcomics so if someone want to help me I posted i Chatter a thread with link to my survey.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Orkboy on 16 Sep 2014, 07:05
Hi,

My name is Simon, I'm 27 and I live in Poland. I'm realy interested in all kinds of RPG and board games. Also if I have time I participate in Airsoft military simulations or Airsoft Larps in postapocalyptic theme. 
I work in logistics (good job but I'm planning on opening Postapocalyptic theme pub in Warsaw in Poland somewhere in the future) and I'm at my last month studying Sociology at Koźmiński University. I'm writing my M.A. about webcomics so if someone want to help me I posted i Chatter a thread with link to my survey.

Couple of pointers for ya.
1: This is the wrong thread for new people to introduce themselves.  There's a whole board for it.  It's the one called "Hi, I'm new." 
2: Usually, you introduce yourself before you ask complete strangers for help, not after.  And especially not after a mod calls you out for posting a link to a survey in your first ever post.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 16 Sep 2014, 08:50
The mod doing the calling out did say to post an introduction. Admittedly, this is the wrong thread, but still - a bit harsh there?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Loki on 16 Sep 2014, 13:12
What Pilchard said. As a mod, I think it's okay.
As a user, I welcome you.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Orkboy on 17 Sep 2014, 00:15
The mod doing the calling out did say to post an introduction. Admittedly, this is the wrong thread, but still - a bit harsh there?
I am extraordinarily unfriendly, even towards friends.  I like you people because when I get sick of your faces (avatars?), I can just close chrome instead of kicking you out. 
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 17 Sep 2014, 14:54
Or in my case, just refresh, and my avatar will change for you.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 19 Sep 2014, 05:01
"Extraordinarily unfriendly" isn't something we encourage here. You might want to work on that.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Orkboy on 19 Sep 2014, 09:23
Just think of me as the grumpy uncle no one likes.  I still have my cane, if you need me to shake it and yell at kids to get off my lawn. 
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 19 Sep 2014, 10:35
Why the hell would you want to be the guy nobody likes in a public discussion forum?!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Orkboy on 19 Sep 2014, 10:38
It's less a case of wanting it and more a case that Grumpy Cat is my spirit animal.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 19 Sep 2014, 11:04
You're not even particularly disagreeable, except when you're apparently trying to be. So maybe just... drop it and be yourself?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 19 Sep 2014, 11:27
Could not agree harder with that.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 19 Sep 2014, 11:35
Just think of me as the grumpy uncle no one likes.  I still have my cane, if you need me to shake it and yell at kids to get off my lawn.
At well under half my age, you've got a way to go before you can qualify for any of that.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Orkboy on 19 Sep 2014, 13:21
Just think of me as the grumpy uncle no one likes.  I still have my cane, if you need me to shake it and yell at kids to get off my lawn.
At well under half my age, you've got a way to go before you can qualify for any of that.
Unless you're over 60, you're greatly mistaken about how old I am. 
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 19 Sep 2014, 13:24
He is.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Orkboy on 19 Sep 2014, 13:25
Huh.

Well, I'm going to go with the Tao of Indiana Jones on this one.  It's not the years, it's the mileage.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 19 Sep 2014, 14:12
Jesus H Christ.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: cesium133 on 19 Sep 2014, 14:14
Jesus H Christ.
Now there's someone who's old.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 19 Sep 2014, 14:16
Orkboy, some of the members of this community (pwhodges, for instance) have been here for a long time and we know each other very well. You are new here. That's fine - new people are welcome. But please don't make assumptions about others, such as assuming you know what their life experience is in comparison to yours.

cesium, Jesus didn't make it out of his thirties before he was resurrected into eternal life, so technically he'd be one of the younger members of this forum ;)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 19 Sep 2014, 14:25
Dear May and Cesium, thanks for ninja'ing me and preventing me from posting my rant.

Orkboy: There's a fine line between the witty guy who makes you chuckle every now and then and the guy who just comes off as belligerently abrasive.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 19 Sep 2014, 21:18
cesium, Jesus didn't make it out of his thirties before he was resurrected into eternal life, so technically he'd be one of the younger members of this forum ;)
Yeah, but if he was resurrected, then his life continued and he'd thus be over two thousand years old :roll:
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Orkboy on 20 Sep 2014, 01:47
Orkboy: There's a fine line between the witty guy who makes you chuckle every now and then and the guy who just comes off as belligerently abrasive.
Allow me to reintroduce myself, then. 

My name is Richard.  By the age of 25, I had been shot at, stabbed, electrocuted, burned, blown up, and had to walk with a cane.  Belligerently abrasive is who I was.  Belligerently abrasive people were told to stop being me.  I could lie, and just pretend everything is sunshine and rainbows and unicorns, but that's unhealthy, and pretending to be what you aren't is a terrible way to live your life.  I'm less openly belligerent now that I stopped drinking so much and met an awesome girl, but I'm still fairly abrasive.  Like sandpaper that's only mostly worn out.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Carl-E on 20 Sep 2014, 23:30
I like sandpaper that's mostly worn out. 

It has soft spots, and is easier to work with.  Gets into the details better. 
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Loki on 20 Sep 2014, 23:41
*stares at Carl*
Did you... make a metaphor, Sir?

(try to imagine the emphasised part as if I had said "insult my dignity")
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Carl-E on 20 Sep 2014, 23:47
I am a metaphor, sir! 


Wait, that makes no sense...
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Loki on 20 Sep 2014, 23:49
Are you biting your sandpaper at me, Sir?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Carl-E on 21 Sep 2014, 00:32
Depends - going through a rough patch?  Need to be more smooth?  Maybe some mild abrasiveness is just the ticket! 
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 21 Sep 2014, 12:32
I'll sandpaper you.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Sep 2014, 12:36
Damn, May, that's rough.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 21 Sep 2014, 13:52
Take your grittiness to the pun thread, y'all.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 25 Sep 2014, 21:56
Hello.   I come and go from time to time. I been around since 04 or abouts that. I certainly wouldn't say wisdom comes with age. I feel generally as confused and directionless now as I did when I was in my twenties.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 28 Sep 2014, 02:40
I remember you.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Sep 2014, 06:59
I certainly remember that avatar!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 29 Sep 2014, 16:29
I think that I shamelessly nabbed it from Est in the day
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Lines on 29 Sep 2014, 16:47
Well, I've always associated it with you, so it's definitely yours more than his. ;)

Welcome back!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Kugai on 10 Oct 2014, 14:52
*Waves hello*
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 24 Oct 2014, 20:40
whoaaaaa that is definitely some throwback shit right there. what's up amigo? welcome back!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: tragic_pizza on 31 Oct 2014, 22:57
KUUUGGGGAAAIIIIIII
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: St.Germain on 01 Nov 2014, 00:12
I guess it's time to get back into it. I made my last post in July of '09, and after reviewing some of my old posts, I just want to apologize. I was obnoxious and argumentative back then. I'd like to think I've changed. I hope I have. I know I have a better sense of who I am now, and I'm not looking for the approval of strangers on the internet. That's progress, right?

So this is me, now:
(http://s28.postimg.org/uyqy5iegd/WIN_20141001_101615_resized.jpg)

I hope that I've grown up enough that I can safely rejoin internet society.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Carl-E on 01 Nov 2014, 08:28
It's OK, we've got the shock collar ready just in case.   :-D


Seriously, you're good people.  I remember some of your longer posts, you're more than welcome back! 
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Nov 2014, 09:19
Always nice to see people from before my time come back. Welcome!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: tragic_pizza on 11 Nov 2014, 02:13
I used to be a jerk here. And I didn't have the excuse of youth.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Nov 2014, 02:18
This forum used to breed jerkass behaviour and a lot of us were susceptible to it. It's one of the reasons I'm no longer DynamiteKid.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Lines on 17 Dec 2014, 12:04
I used to be a jerk here. And I didn't have the excuse of youth.
To be fair, others were a jerk to you first. For no reason. Luckily they're mostly gone now.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: BeoPuppy on 06 Jan 2015, 23:29
Dead and buried, somewhere beneath my christmas trees. May their corpses sustain plant life for an eternity.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: tragic_pizza on 11 Jan 2015, 22:25
I love you people.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Yakob on 24 Mar 2015, 14:55
Well, I registered here in July '06, which after doing some quick math means that I was 14 at the time. Looking back at my posts this becomes rather evident, because while I didn't post often, when I did I spoke with that cringe worthy tone of someone trying to desperately fit in with the cool older kids. For the longest time I only posted in and kept up with the World of Warcraft thread, and I stopped coming here frequently when that thread began to die.

I feel that the QC forums had a substantial impact on my life, probably most notably on my humour and my music tastes. My tastes developed more in one afternoon of lurking everyone's profiles in the Last.fm thread than the rest of my life up to that point. That's probably the very definition of impressionable young teenager, but I don't regret it for a second.

I still come back here to lurk every now and again, seeing if I can still recognize any of the usernames.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Kugai on 04 Apr 2015, 23:03
Hello returnees
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: thedevilissix on 05 Apr 2015, 06:54
Hll. (<----- very possibly not real Swedish.)

I'm Kate/thedevilissix.  British, last seen here probably...2009?   :roll:
I think I posted more than 4 posts back then, so possibly I have a clean slate of posts(?) but despite my tendency to lurk more than post I've been a long time QC fan and it has been a staple with my breakfast and coffee every morning for a long time.
I also had an avatar that I've sadly lost that was a b/w picture of a novelty flamenco dancing pepper mill (continuing the vein of Pixies references!). I'm sure I also owe someone a mixtape-if it's you, sorry! Perhaps it might be an idea to finally do it, eh...!
Good to be back :)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 05 Apr 2015, 07:35
The devil is younger than I thought.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: thedevilissix on 05 Apr 2015, 08:07
Yup, and the jello and icecream I had at my burfdy party was delicious!  :-D
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 05 Apr 2015, 12:40
Might be me that you owe a mixtape  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: thedevilissix on 08 Apr 2015, 06:23
Aha!  :mrgreen:
How shall we sort this out sire?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 08 Apr 2015, 06:33
I looked at my PMs and I don't think it was me.

Maybe we should start a new mixtape thread?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: ForteBass on 16 Apr 2015, 09:55
I don't recognize any of these god damn names.

Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 16 Apr 2015, 10:14
Apparently I'm not the only person who goes away for years at a time.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: ForteBass on 16 Apr 2015, 10:22
It's my specialty.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 17 Apr 2015, 03:52
Your avatar rings a bell.

I am the ex-DynamiteKid, if that helps.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 27 Apr 2015, 12:21
Well, I remember both of you - names and avatars.  Hi there!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Lines on 09 May 2015, 10:20
I don't recognize any of these god damn names.

I remember you! Dunno if my name is familiar or not though.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Kugai on 07 Jun 2015, 12:42
Welcome returnees
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Orkboy on 20 Jul 2015, 04:12
Guess who's back.

No, not Slim Shady.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Jul 2015, 04:18
Guess who's back.
Back again?

No, not Slim Shady.
Oh, well I'll still tell a friend.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Orkboy on 20 Jul 2015, 06:32
Yeah.  I finally reached a sort of equilibrium with all the depressing shit in my life, so I'm starting to reconnect with the groups I'd ditched.  Y'all are one of them. 

"Y'all" is a useful term.  It specifies the plural in situations where it might not be immediately obvious.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Jul 2015, 11:31
i prefer "you fuckers" but to each their own.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Caleb on 05 Sep 2015, 08:55
I am back to post in the complain thread.

I have not grown as a person or really changed that much at all.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: 94ssd on 05 Sep 2015, 09:32
So this thread exists? I don't think I ever got to introduce myself. I'm David, I wish I'd picked a better username but I don't have a way to change it. I live in NC but hail from cloudy Cleveland, Ohio. I'm in college as a technical theatre major. I also used to be a poli sci major but cynicism/a really bad internship caught up with me on that one. I love musicals, classic film, and music. I also used to be a debater (no I was not a master) but our team switched formats and I didn't like the new format. But academic debate remains an interest of mine and I still judge tournaments if one's in driving distance. The first verse of Basket Case describes my mental state pretty well. I'm half Lebanese/Syrian and was raised in the Melkite church. I don't talk to most of my family on account of disagreements we have about my bisexuality and non-religiousness. I have Crohn's, I have and will continue to complain about it a lot.

So yeah, monologue over. Yaaaay my life.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 05 Sep 2015, 09:50
Ask one of the admins, or possibly just pwhodges. I know that Thrillho's changed his name at least twice since I've been here, Masterpeice used to be the_masterpeice, and Unicorn/Zingoleb (can't remember which is current) switched between those as well.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 05 Sep 2015, 09:51
I can assure you I've only changed it the twice *thumbs up*

Cold or hodgy can change it, yes, but the sign-in name will remain the same.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 05 Sep 2015, 10:43
We can actually change your sign-in name, but it's a little more trouble - though really only to the extent that you need to verify your email address again like when you first registered here (so make sure it's correct before we do it!).
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Detachable Felix on 05 Sep 2015, 22:33
I used to be LJ Felix before I became detachable, just send a PM to the admins and they'll sort you out :)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: doombilly on 10 Sep 2015, 06:50
I am still not dead! Thousands of miles away from where i started. But apparently breathing.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Kugai on 17 Sep 2015, 19:27
*Sings*

Ground Control to Major doombilly

:-D
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Caleb on 30 Sep 2015, 08:52
Now that I am back I am also going to try to start a D&D game over Skype/ Roll 20.  No experience needed.

I am bored.

Please check out the Click game thread for more info.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Tyler on 15 Oct 2015, 01:36
This place still exists... 9 years later. Hot damn, I can never run for president.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Metope on 15 Oct 2015, 02:27
Woah
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 20 Oct 2015, 19:32
Oh hey forum.

I'm kind of amazed by how many of y'all I remember since my last post was in 2011.  Holy fuck.

Especially amazed at how much I remember since I used to post in the drunk thread like, a lot.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Kugai on 03 Jan 2016, 20:49
Greetings to returnees of all persuasions
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Redball on 09 Mar 2016, 16:49
Well, I haven't been totally absent from the forum since I remarried late in 2014. But mostly absent. It may not change. But the forum was important to me for nearly 3 years, figuring out a new life for myself after my wife of 40 years died.
I've become a churchgoer. Not a particularly religious one. My new wife, Rachel, comes from a line of Methodist pastors. I sing in the fairly decent little choir near Kalamazoo in Michigan, and also here in Arizona for the couple of months we're down here, in a very good choir. Singing's important to me; I still drive 2 hours into Detroit a dozen times in the fall to rehearse and perform with an a cappella group.
The pace is about to pick up as soon as we return to Michigan: Trying to sell my house an hour away from Kalamazoo, go to Mississippi for Rachel's 50th high school reunion in early June, get our house ready for her younger son's American wedding in early July and get ready for the same son's Chinese wedding in September or October.
He lives in Shanghai and met a young woman there a year or so ago. The wedding will be a few hours north of Shanghai, in Lianyungang. It'll be my third in Asia over the last half-century.
I expect to consult Akima before this one's over.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Mar 2016, 16:58
Mazel tov to your stepson!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Metope on 10 Mar 2016, 20:11
My dad lived in Kalamazoo when he was an exchange student in the 70's, he went to Mattawan High School for a year. You might know some of the same people, weird!

And congratulations to your son and his future wife!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Redball on 10 Mar 2016, 21:03
Naw, I'm new to the Kalamazoo area. I lived in and around Detroit most of my life until I retired to an area near the Ohio-Indiana border, about 2 hours from Detroit, less than that from Kalamazoo. And it's not a small place. The population of the city and surrounding county is 250k plus. Lots of industry there: pharmaceuticals, medical equipment (Stryker) and, surprising to me, a large bedding plant and nursery business.

Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Orkboy on 23 May 2016, 01:04
So, maybe I'm back again.  I dunno, man.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 24 May 2016, 13:16
I hope so. You're pretty cool. WB.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Akima on 24 May 2016, 16:10
Naw, I'm new to the Kalamazoo area.
"I got a pal in Kalamazoo,
 Don't want to chagrin him, but I know that he's singin' in Kalamazoo. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFv_PoZ2iP0)"


Sorry, I couldn't resist.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: jwhouk on 24 May 2016, 16:57
Eh. Not the best version of the song.

Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: celticgeek on 24 May 2016, 21:21
"And a cat named Kalimazoo"
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Redball on 25 May 2016, 10:33
Akima, thanks for posting. Hadn't heard the song in years.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: MrBlu on 05 Sep 2016, 20:37
Holy shit everyone's still here, that's nice. I saw that Jeph owns the domain ass.golf and somehow that translated to me reading the comic all over again and realizing I left a pretty decent community over here.

Uhh, hi.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: sitnspin on 05 Sep 2016, 21:30
Welcome back, there's still plenty of room for you
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 05 Sep 2016, 22:05
ass.golf
Aww, it just goes to QC. I was hoping it was something funny like the former walmart.horse.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: BrusselSprouts on 19 Nov 2016, 14:50
I completely forgot about this forum until recently, I was telling my friends about the  serrano pepper incident (https://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,28751.msg1208594.html#msg1208594) and remembered I had it recorded somewhere, which ended up being here. It's cool to see people are still on here though!!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Devcca on 20 Jan 2017, 00:29
Oh, Hello folks!  I thought I have lost all the information here!

I have returned!  Thanks to some Kugai user, very helpful person!!  So, Hello!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Kugai on 23 Jan 2017, 13:38
Welcome back Devvie  :)

Just don't forget you're still here.  :-D
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Gemmwah on 03 Mar 2017, 14:42
i cannot believe this forum still exists as an entity and i kinda love it tbh.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 03 Mar 2017, 15:40
Hiya! (http://forum.evageeks.org/images/smilies/tip-hat.gif)

Yes, the forum continues from strength to strength.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Kugai on 24 Mar 2017, 13:57
We have always been here.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Redball on 22 Aug 2017, 12:58
Barmymoo, aka May Harrison, still a forum member and former moderator who hasn't posted in 3 years or so, is married! She and Naomi have bought a home near Hastings, about two miles away from the English channel shore in the southeast part of the country. She looks and sounds delighted with her life. She and I keep up sporadically on Skype.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 22 Aug 2017, 13:02
Please pass on my very best wishes when you next have occasion to - I remember her very fondly (and recall the time she and you came to a concert of mine in Oxford together and we went on to a pub with Thrillho).
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: CrowFairy on 24 Aug 2017, 15:45
Aaah, that's so exciting! I miss seeing her around. She removed me on Skype, so send her my best for me! :) I remember that she used to have boy troubles, so it looks like she figured all that out, haha. I hope she and Naomi are happy together. :)


Also, re-introducing myself. Formerly LoliButt due to people misinterpreting what I meant (Gothic Lolita fashion vs. what people associate with child porn). Trying to be in a better habit of being here. I really miss having my depression support group.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Kugai on 25 Sep 2017, 16:14
Nice to hear all is well with and for her  :)

Best wishes to her from Kiwiland  :D
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 03 Nov 2017, 00:24
What's up you fucks, I'm dropping in to say hi. I'm Patrick. I'm a Californian with a bizarre history that includes time spent on what you could call Albanian Idol. Been missing a fair few of y'all and I would like to know how those folks have been.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 03 Nov 2017, 01:44
Patrick! Good to see you again! How are things?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 03 Nov 2017, 02:13
Hey! Great to see you!  I hope you are keeping well.  Like any place, there are still some old-timers around, but a lot of new people as well.

(FYI, the Australian-based group that moved to their own forum called PJ have now broken up, and that forum is no more.)
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 03 Nov 2017, 02:21
PATRICK!

Now that is a birthday present.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: JoeCovenant on 03 Nov 2017, 04:09
PATRICK!

Now that is a birthday present.

SPOT THE HIDDEN SECRET MESSAGE!

 :-D
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 03 Nov 2017, 06:24
PATRICK!

Now that is a birthday present.

SPOT THE HIDDEN SECRET MESSAGE!

 :-D

It was two days ago.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: JoeCovenant on 03 Nov 2017, 10:14
PATRICK!

Now that is a birthday present.

SPOT THE HIDDEN SECRET MESSAGE!

 :-D

It was two days ago.

SPOT THE TARDY SECRET MESSAGE!

:-D
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: CrowFairy on 15 Nov 2017, 18:07
Welcome back, Patrick! I know I was one of the reasons you left, but I'm glad to see you here and hope you don't harbor any bad feelings. My emotion regulation is getting a lot better.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: doombilly on 11 Dec 2017, 10:39
Still. Not. Dead.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Pichi on 18 Apr 2018, 10:17
Joined these forums in 2008 apparently. I don't remember what was going on in QC but the strip count was somewhere in the 1000s.
I never posted here that often, but I've been going to whatever forums are still around lately because I've been kinda nostalgic about them.
I'm a speedrunner, Twitch streamer, and old-school video game nerd. Particularly Nintendo and Playstation stuff.
I tall and lanky and constantly get compared to Weird Al and Shaggy.
My music preferences are mostly electronic/hip hop and were once pretty heavily influenced by recommendations that Jeph used to post in like 2009 lol.
Some favorites are Nujabes, Daft Punk, Flamingosis, Agalloch, Fever Ray, Birocratic, Kendrick, Ryksopp, Sene
I can beatbox, I'm into a bit of anime/manga (but mostly too distracted as a default state to consume a lot of media).
I'm a few months into self-studying Japanese (mostly for internet-related purposes)
I used to be really into forums before they were mostly killed by social media.

That's about it as far as interests go. Hello, nice to meet you, etc.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Welu on 18 Apr 2018, 10:20
Welcome back!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Pichi on 18 Apr 2018, 10:30
Welcome back!

Thanks. I cleansed my post history of the garbage. i.e., all of it.
It was very cathartic.
Luckily I never posted all that much.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Loki on 07 May 2018, 09:47
Hm. I guess I could re-introduce myself.

I am in my late twenties (:shocked:) I have recently finished my Bachelor degree in Computer Science and am now majoring in Linguistics to add a second Bachelor degree on top of that.

I have been a member of this forum for, like, 10 years. Over this time, I realized I am polyamorous, vegetarian, queer, kinky, and maybe a relationship anarchist. I am in... at least one relationship right now.

Living in Germany, interested in linguistics and psychology. Ex-moderator. Good in organizing stuff and communicating.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Glyn on 12 May 2018, 07:04
Well, finally made it here. For those that might be interested I'm 57 and work in an organic vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand. In my spare time I collect wargaming miniatures, play computer games and write the occasional short story for the enjoyment of others.
 Found webcomics, through Pinterest of all things, about three months ago and have since read all of Questionable Content, Dumbing of Age, Girls with Slingshots and Alice Grove. Recently started re-reading QC and found this wee gem. "I once read something somewhere that stated 33 as being the average number of strips webcomic authors will produce before quitting out of frustration/boredom/etc. I don't know if that's true or not, but it's always been in the back of my head. It makes today's strip, #33, a little special to me- I've made it this far and I have no plans of stopping anytime soon. It's heartening to know that I enjoy doing QC as much as I do. It's even more heartening (and very surprising) that other people seem to be enjoying it as well." I wonder if 2003 Jeph would have believed that 3,700 strips later it'd still be going strong.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: valis_kr3 on 27 May 2018, 17:06
Hey everyone! I'm back! I posted once or twice in 2010 and haven't been back.  I'm glad to be here and I can't wait read what I've been missing.

 :claireface: :claireface: :claireface: :claireface:
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Welu on 28 May 2018, 07:54
Welcome back!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: jwhouk on 28 May 2018, 09:11
You were here under a different moniker, I believe?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: pwhodges on 28 May 2018, 15:44
Not as far as I can see.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Grognard on 31 May 2018, 16:27
Greetings and Salutations.

I live.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: nekowafer on 17 Aug 2018, 15:09
Ooh I forgot this thread was here. I have returned after... well I dunno, a couple years I guess?
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 17 Aug 2018, 19:16
Welcome back!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Thrillho on 18 Aug 2018, 04:47
NEKO!

I am so excited you're back! I was just talking about you to my partners the other day and meant to dig out your email.

I missed you!
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: nekowafer on 18 Aug 2018, 07:06
Thank you!

I missed you toooooo! I barely pay attention to anything but facebook these days so I have missed out on everything else.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Welu on 23 Aug 2018, 14:59
Neko!

(https://em.wattpad.com/e091ba3a7146c5bbb9dbb321f4e62c56b9d59e7b/68747470733a2f2f73332e616d617a6f6e6177732e636f6d2f776174747061642d6d656469612d736572766963652f53746f7279496d6167652f672d484a2d724c586d4a35714f413d3d2d3437353034343030362e3134653834613238643238343863316132313930333335303130342e676966)

I know we're both on Facebook but any chance to use a RASSLER hug gif.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: nekowafer on 24 Aug 2018, 03:08
Welu! Rasslin'! &lt;3
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Detachable Felix on 25 Nov 2018, 19:53
Oh hey

I'm still here, still queer, and I still don't want any more bears.
Been a couple years since I've been on this seeing as I added so many of y'all on facebook, but hey.
Feels good to be back.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Welu on 26 Nov 2018, 07:38
Great to see you here! <3
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Patrick on 20 Dec 2018, 05:16
PATRICK!

Now that is a birthday present.

Holy hell, I had to hover over your blog link in order to realize who you were. The fuck? They made you a mod? Must have been desperate ;) Jokes aside, it's bloody good to see you, you fart of a man.

My internet browsing habits have changed pretty dramatically, as you can tell.
Title: Re: The re-introduction thread
Post by: Akima on 28 Dec 2018, 00:50
Patrick! Great to see you! How's the music going?