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Welcome Newcomers!
« on: January 01, 2011, 10:47:46 AM »
Hello and welcome to Phoenix Online's forums! If you're new here, feel free to introduce yourself and tell us a little something about yourself here! :)

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 12:51:00 PM »
Okay, so I've been around for a while but with the reorganization of the forums, I realized that I never properly introduced myself, so I'll kick off the thread by doing that now. :)

To begin with, my real name is Jonathan, though I have a variety of nicknames which are what I'm better known for; hardly anyone besides my family call me by my real name. I won't mention them here though, because I doubt anyone really cares. ;)
My biggest hobbies are computers, computer gaming and anime. My username, Enchantermon, even testifies to this; it's a character I invented for Digimon, which is the show that got me interested in anime as a whole. Also, my current avatar is Ryo from Digimon Tamers. Other favorite anime shows are Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan, Full Metal Panic, D.Gray-man, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star and Kanon (the 2006 anime, not the game :P).
As far as gaming is concerned, I'm mostly into FPSes (First Person Shooters), but I also love adventure games (or else I wouldn't be here) and am prepping to dabble in more RPGs (Role-Playing Games). My favorite games are System Shock 2, Thief 2, King's Quest VI, Half-Life 2 and Portal.
I am an amateur writer; nothing short of a miracle would get anything I write to see the shelves of a store (or even Lulu), but I do have several of my dabblings sitting on teh internetz at FictionPress. My Digimon fanfics are linked from there as well, but I was pretty young when I wrote them, so they're...well, interesting, to say the least. :P I also blog, though I haven't in a while; my musings are on Xanga.
I'm also an active Let's Player with a couple related threads in the Creativity section of the board.
I recently graduated from college; I have an AS in Bible and a BS in Computer Information Science, with a concentration in Network Security, currently unemployed. I'm also A+, Network+, Security+ and Linux+ certified.

Other random facts about me: I'm a Christian. I'm single, never dated and never been kissed. I'm a virgin. I'm straight. I love Legos. I love The Chronicles of Narnia (movies, books and radio dramas). I own the entire Animorphs series. I'm a hopeless romantic and a very emotional person. I'm a percussionist and play on the praise team in my church. I'm a little OCD (but still very messy) and also a little hyperactive. I tend to sometimes talk (or type) before I think. I like Star Trek, but not as much as anime. I'm a horrible procrastinator. I enjoy pina colodas and getting caught in the rain (just kidding ;)). I love making people laugh. I don't smoke. I don't drink, save for one time when I had a little celebratory sake when I graduated college (so I'm not opposed to drinking, I just choose not to). I love the original Mountain Dew in all its different packages, though bottled is the best.

I think that's all, then. Sorry if I rambled on a bit; I have a tendency to do that. It's the writer in me. :P
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011, 05:03:18 PM »
Rambling is fine :) Wow- cleaned out the old thread O.O My original introduction would be gone now...


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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011, 07:12:06 PM »
Actually, this is a completely new thread. The old thread is still in the Asylum.
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2011, 10:44:45 PM »
Well I've obviously been around for awhile, but it never hurts to reintroduce myself to those newbies who come around. :)

I'm Hailey and strangely enough, I really am called Haids by my family.  I live in a suburb of Seattle that you've never heard of, and I drink coffee like a true Seattlite (even though I  hate Starbucks. :shock: )  The Chronicles of Narnia are my absolute favorite books of all time and I will bore you to tears going on about the religious parallels in the books.  I love Harry Potter, I do enjoy Twilight (sorry, guys, I have to be honest :vampire: ), and I read pretty much anything else I can get my hands on.  I am a total word nerd!

Like Enchantermon, I am a straight Christian virgin.  I love to scrapbook, my big sister is my favorite person in the world, and I crack my knuckles.  I work with toddlers, my birthday is May 9th, and I most definitely fit the Taurus stereotype.

Okay.  I think that's me in a paragraph or two.  Welcome, newbies!
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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2011, 09:11:46 AM »
Hello! My name is Kristen. I'm 22 and a college student. (I start my last semester in a week or so). I'm a huge Harry Potter nerd. I quote the books and movies like it's my job. Prisoner of Azkaban and Deathly Hallows Part 1 are my favorite of the bunch. I also LOVE Disney. I quote those movies too. I'd love to make it to Disney World at least once in my life. I like the Narnia movies and now want to go read the books. King's Quest 6 is my favorite KQ game of all.

As my screenname says, I love to write. I wrote fan fictions as a teenager, but now I'm all about original characters. I'm a hopeless romantic, so all of my stories involve couples and what that entails. (I've only had one relationship so far but it's a lot of experience to draw upon. Let's just say I know what I don't want after that one :P)

What else can I say? I'm Christian, I'm a virgin, I don't drink or smoke. I tried homemade wine once and hated it. Hence why I don't. And I'm opposed to whole charade of getting drunk and all that. But that is another story for another time. I dislike coffee.

Anyway, that's a little intro into my psyche. Welcome new people, one and all!
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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2011, 10:09:44 AM »
Funs! :D

My name is Tess, and I've been around a good while as well. I'll be 23 in February. I'm currently attending grad school for a masters in computer science along with my boyfriend.

I've spent most of my life in North Carolina and it would be fine with me if I never left, love it here.

I love most anything fantasy/sci-fi and spend most of my free time reading fantasy books, playing computer games, and posting here. I also like to cross-stitch and put together jigsaw puzzles.

I'm rather shy in real life and tend to not talk a lot, I have my belly button pierced, and I like having longer hair but I wear it in a half-pony tail everyday as I don't know what else to do with it. I can't stand the taste of coffee, beer, or wine. I prefer programming in Java as that's what I know best.

Enough random stuff about me. :P Welcome to the forums, new peoples! :D

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2011, 08:00:06 PM »
I've spent most of my life in North Carolina and it would be fine with me if I never left, love it here.
Yay for NC! :D I love it here, too. :)
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2011, 12:43:58 PM »
Hiiiii new peoples!!!

Are all of our intros gone? Should we all post introductory remarks?
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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2011, 12:50:15 PM »
The original Newcomers thread is still in the Asylum, those aren't gone. Up to you if you'd like to post another!

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2011, 02:38:40 PM »
Huh.  I haven't done one of these yet.  I guess I should start now.

I'm Lady Terra, though my name isn't actually Terra, nor am I a Lady or any sort of nobility, though I am female.  I'm 23 and graduated college six months ago with a BS in Computer Science.  I'm sort of a well-rounded nerd with interests ranging to various books, TV shows, movies, comics, playable trading cards, cars, and tabletop RPGs (so far, I like DnD 3.5, Exalted, Scion, Pokethulu, Anima, Mutants & Masterminds, and Kobolds Ate My Baby).

My passion is for video games.  I started out playing fighting games in the arcade, but it wasn't until Tekken 3 that I realized that this was what I wanted to do with my life.  I love programming (despite how frustrating it can be), but I'm also interested in art, so I'm experimenting with various programs while I look for a job.  Officially (such as those cards teachers have you fill out to introduce yourselves), I like to say that I want to corrupt the minds of children, which is true in a way.  I like to make people laugh, and I tend to do so without realizing it.

I'm currently Agnostic and dating a Catholic.  We're currently working on plans to take over the world.  I've never gotten drunk, but I have had Schnapps on occasions and spiced wine when sick.  I can't drink anything carbonated, but I like using beer, soda and rum in cooking.  I love making stuff, and I tend to become interested in too many things at once, but at least I rarely get bored.  I also love animals, and I would hug everything if I could.
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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2011, 03:25:23 PM »
I'm 23 and graduated college six months ago with a BS in Computer Science.
Hey, you graduated at almost the exact same time I did. Congrats!
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2011, 05:42:07 PM »
I don't drink, save for one time when I had a little celebratory sake when I graduated college (so I'm not opposed to drinking, I just choose not to).
I've never gotten drunk, but I have had Schnapps on occasions and spiced wine when sick.
I can't stand the taste of coffee, beer, or wine.
:shock: Am I the only one here who occasionally drinks with friends and has actually been drunk on more than one occasion?  :-[
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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2011, 06:01:56 PM »
So, I don't think I ever really introduced myself properly on the forums here, except for my meet the mods thread... But I'll post something here too.

So, my real name is Chris McDermott. I'm gay (in fact, I just recently came out on the forums, and so far I have universal approval!), single and never been in a relationship with a guy that lasted more than three hours tops (which means I've never been in a relationship with a guy. The first guy I ever went on a date with ended horribly. But let's not go into that. You can find out more in my coming out thread...) I'm also a virgin, but that's no surprise considering I'm a 19 year old geek who is so not popular. I've been bullied and teased in life, but I've become a better person because of it. I'm also Atheist/Agnostic. I'm not opposed to the idea of a higher power, but I'd like to see some legitimate proof. I'm sorry, but a book doesn't cut it for me. But even though I lean more towards the Atheist side of things, I respect other religions, as long as they respect me and who I am. I do however have a HUGE issue with the Westboro Baptist church. They are homophobic, racist and just about every other type of prejudice in the book.

I love adventure games. Why else would I be here and work for phoenix? But I also love TV. I have an extensive DVD library consisting of 23 seasons of Star Trek, the complete Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis series and too much more to actually document. The final number ranks somewhere in the hundreds. I'm a science fiction geek obviously, but I do love Anime and Manga as well, particularly Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon, Ronin Warriors (the complete collection of which is actually my most prized possession... Weird, I know. But I'm just a weird person...) and oh so much more. If you want to learn more about me, just ask. I'd be happy to tell you more, so long as you're respectful.

Oh, and I don't drink, smoke or do drugs. I know people that do (all three) but they're still good people and still my friends. I just never partake in those actions. But my reasons for not drinking are actually a safety issue. I have a genetic ticket to being an alcoholic, and so I have made the decision to never have a sip of alcohol. 19 years and I'm still sober. I'm pretty proud of that.
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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2011, 06:02:37 PM »
:shock: Am I the only one here who occasionally drinks with friends and has actually been drunk on more than one occasion?  :-[
I'll drink Mike's hard lemonade and other drinks that hide the taste of alcohol. Granted not very often, but on occasion, and then there was the summer I had my internship... so no XD

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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2011, 06:10:39 PM »
:shock: Am I the only one here who occasionally drinks with friends and has actually been drunk on more than one occasion?  :-[
I'll drink Mike's hard lemonade and other drinks that hide the taste of alcohol. Granted not very often, but on occasion, and then there was the summer I had my internship... so no XD
Thank goodness!  I was starting to think I was the forum's wild child. :P  This "hide the taste of alcohol" thing is my way too--I usually only drink things that taste like juice.  (Which is more dangerous, I think. ::))
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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2011, 06:13:39 PM »
:shock: Am I the only one here who occasionally drinks with friends and has actually been drunk on more than one occasion?  :-[
I'll drink Mike's hard lemonade and other drinks that hide the taste of alcohol. Granted not very often, but on occasion, and then there was the summer I had my internship... so no XD
Thank goodness!  I was starting to think I was the forum's wild child. :P  This "hide the taste of alcohol" thing is my way too--I usually only drink things that taste like juice.  (Which is more dangerous, I think. ::))

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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2011, 06:14:53 PM »
:shock: Am I the only one here who occasionally drinks with friends and has actually been drunk on more than one occasion?  :-[
I'll drink Mike's hard lemonade and other drinks that hide the taste of alcohol. Granted not very often, but on occasion, and then there was the summer I had my internship... so no XD
Thank goodness!  I was starting to think I was the forum's wild child. :P  This "hide the taste of alcohol" thing is my way too--I usually only drink things that taste like juice.  (Which is more dangerous, I think. ::))
Probably, they go down so easy! XD But I've only blacked out once and I have no intention of repeating that experience :S

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2011, 07:30:09 PM »
Whenever I've had alcohol, I've been around people I didn't know, so I make sure I'm still lucid.  There was one time where a friend of mine tried to get me drunk, but it backfired on her.  Hilarity ensued.   ;)
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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2011, 07:46:22 PM »
Yeah same deal.... been here a long time, but never wrote an intro thing so...I am atec.  But I don't  actually go by that in real life.  In fact this is one of the only places I go by that.  I came up with it a few years ago and signed up on a few forums with it, but that's about it.My real name is ben, but  I go by my middle name thomas (I go by tommy or  tom though   whatever, no one cares about names on a  forum....I am 14 years old at the moment.  In about  3 months I will become 15 years old, by some   sacred magic I don't know much about called teh birthdais.I am somewhat of a computer nerd, but not really.  I use linux and I know quite a  bit about computers and play some adventure games and such, but I don't really fit many of the stereotypes that would make someone a "computer nerd"  it's just not my style of life, lolz.If you knew me, you would know that I  am seriously into skateboarding (more specifically, what n00bs would call "longboarding") and music.I am really into music.  I seriously might not be alive still if it wasn't for music.  Lets just say that 11-13 years old sucked really bad and if it wasn't for my green day obsession at the time, I wouldn't have had much to live for.  (A scary thought, really)  Music is art.  Beautiful art that can vary so much.  I listen to everything and anything.  My favorite genre is probably (good) rap.  rap is amazing when done right.  not only the sound and "flow", but the lyrics behind it can bring up powerful, well explained points with passion and I have a lot of repect for that and get a lot of enjoyment out of it.  My favorite band of all time is Mew, and I don't see that changing any time soon.I has a stroke at birth and   survived a major concussion at the end of 2009, but somehow I am alive and completely fine aside from having a terrible memory.  In fact most of my friends don't even know that and there is no reason for anyone to know, because I luckily wasn't  effected badly by either.I haven't really ever dated anyone, because in middleschool I was like the only person who thought it was pointless at that age, with all the drama and stupid people.     Drama  sucks.Actually though, I  actually am sort of dating a really amazing girl right now, and have been for like 2 months.  it's  not "official", but I don't care, that's just another one of those    stupid highschool relationship things IMO.  it will be "official" someday soon hopefully, but that wouldn't really change anything.I Believe in    God, Jesus,  The Holy spirit, the bible, etc.... but I don't really like to classify myself as a Christian.  I feel like a bit of a hypocrite for saying that, because my main problem with Christianity is all the denominations and nitpicky organized religions.  If everyone believes in the same basic stuff, they should all be able to worship together and get along if they feel like it.

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