Greetings from afar.

Discussion in 'Greetings!' started by Thy Fearful Symmetry, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Thy Fearful Symmetry

    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    Well hello, everybody out there.
    I suppose I should, to begin with, tell you a little bit about myself. I am a traveller, or was in my youth. From the Pyramids of Giza to the Mongolian Steppe, I could never resist the lure of exotic lands, and so whenever finances and other commitments would allow I threw off the shackles of an otherwise conventional existence and went exploring, albeit in a more humble manner than that of the great Magellan or Polo. It is from hearing the mythology and fables of different cultures that I first developed a taste for the fantastic, and this has stayed with me ever since, even though the memories of those far-off places have begun to dim and fade in my mind. My favourite authors number: Joe Abercrombie, Ray Bradbury, Tad Williams, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen Donaldson, George RR Martin, Ian Rankin and Arthur Conan Doyle, amongst a host of others. I don't have a favourite film, as I don't attend the cinema (I'm only slightly ashamed to admit that I don't even own a TV). My only link to the outside world these days (apart from the internet) is the radio, with whom I've had a most rewarding love affair for the past twenty years. Anyway, that's enough about me. I'm happy to be here, and I'll try not to bore you too much with my pronouncements in any future posts.
     
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  2. Jorick

    Jorick Well-Known Member

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    Welcome and such. Not sure if we have a forum or thread about traveling, but you could start it and probably be king of it. :)
     
  3. Thy Fearful Symmetry

    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    Alas, poor Jorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow
    of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy...:)

    Thank you for the welcome, Jorick.
     
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    Jorick Well-Known Member

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    Hah, close, but no cigar! Twas Yorick the court jester whose death provoked the famous lines, not Jorick. But you get a kudos for the Shakespeare reference nonetheless. :)
     
  5. Thy Fearful Symmetry

    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    Yes, I knew that:p, but I took a gamble that maybe the 'J' in your name was pronounced in the Scandinavian manner, in which case I would have just about pulled it off. Ah well, that's what I get for quoting the Bard...:D
     
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    Jorick Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's hard to pull off well. As for the pronunciation, I've heard it said both ways. I personally pronounce it as a J sound, but have met plenty who go the Scandinavian route. So I guess you get a pass, since I was only thinking about spelling and ignored possible pronunciation of my name. :)
     
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    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    We'll call it a 1-1 draw, then.:)
     
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    I_Saw_Eden_Burn Moonchild

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    Welcome, fellow wanderer.:draught:
     
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    anonymous the king

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    welcome.
     
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    Mem Mosh Warrior

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    Yo yo...welcome :)
    cool introduction btw :draught:
     
  11. Kally

    Kally Driving my own destiny.

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    Hi Hi, welcome to TFF, enjoy your stay.. you'll be here a while. Oh, and a heads up, you'll begin to lose the everyday luxuries like eating and sleeping. Be warned lol.

    (joking)

    Welcome again!
     
  12. Thy Fearful Symmetry

    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    Thank you for the warm welcome, guys.:)
     
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    AlphaAlex Official Forum Nuisance

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    Welcome to the Abyss
     
  14. Thy Fearful Symmetry

    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    Thank you, you reprobate.:D
     
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    AlphaAlex Official Forum Nuisance

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    this place will do that to you :p
     
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    Elvenwriter Mmmm, Spam

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    ullo! welcome and all that jazz
     
  17. Senekha

    Senekha <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><

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    I love your choice of an avatar pic.
     
  18. Thy Fearful Symmetry

    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    Thank you.:D I hunted high and low to find a picture that would make Blake proud, and you've vindicated my choice.:)
     
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    Oddrun I speak languages.

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    Welcome!
    I love traveling too! ^^
     
  20. Senekha

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    Who's Blake, if I may ask?