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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #80 on: April 04, 2008, 04:01:50 AM »

I'm a 42 year old geek dad, British living in Spain and working in India.

Just discovered escape pod a couple of weeks back and have been listening non stop ever since.

I love SF and always have done but I've gone off fantasy in recent years. My only complaint about SF is that there is not enough of it :-)

I have too many favorite authors to mention but here are a few of the best in no particular order

Iain (M) Banks
Peter F Hamilton
David Zindell
Richard Morgan
Dan Simmons

I would really like to write something, there are only two things stopping me. A total lack of talent and no idea's!

I'm looking forward to taking part in the forums but don't expect me to be too critical because so far I have enjoyed everything.

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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #81 on: April 04, 2008, 04:54:15 AM »
I thought I'd intorduce myself because I haven't been active here for quite a while and none of the new faces around would know me. I joined initially about a year ago I think.

I'm a 32 yr old Aussie living in Berlin, Germany. I'm a biochemist/structural biologist by training and experience, although I only do that on a freelance basis now (which is a damn good gig if you can get it). Other than that I do freelance writing, have a small business in a completely unrelated field and am now turning my hand to fiction. Because, like, no SF fan EVER wants to write. I'm all unique like that.

I'm married to a German, which leads to hours of entertainment of the "WHAT did you just say?" and "Man, you have the worst sense of humor" variety. My dog is one of the ugliest in the world and doesn't like other dogs. I'm thinking of trying to get him into the movies.

I met Russell Nash through this forum and now get to play poker at his place, where he slips me a few bucks every now and then to keep me in the game- because I suck at it and am normally the first out.
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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #82 on: April 04, 2008, 05:01:41 AM »
My dog is one of the ugliest in the world and doesn't like other dogs. I'm thinking of trying to get him into the movies.

I think he's cute. 

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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #83 on: April 04, 2008, 07:31:44 AM »
My dog is one of the ugliest in the world and doesn't like other dogs. I'm thinking of trying to get him into the movies.

I think he's cute. 


Which one?   ;D
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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #84 on: April 04, 2008, 07:42:20 AM »
My dog is one of the ugliest in the world and doesn't like other dogs. I'm thinking of trying to get him into the movies.

I think he's cute. 


Which one?   ;D

If I was talking about Wherethewild, I'd say, "she's cute."

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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #85 on: April 04, 2008, 07:44:23 AM »
My dog is one of the ugliest in the world and doesn't like other dogs. I'm thinking of trying to get him into the movies.

I think he's cute. 


Which one?   ;D

If I was talking about Wherethewild, I'd say, "she's cute."

"Man, you have the worst sense of humor!"
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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #86 on: April 04, 2008, 07:48:18 AM »
My dog is one of the ugliest in the world and doesn't like other dogs. I'm thinking of trying to get him into the movies.

I think he's cute. 


Which one?   ;D

If I was talking about Wherethewild, I'd say, "she's cute."

"Man, you have the worst sense of humor!"

Or you do!

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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #87 on: April 04, 2008, 08:09:00 AM »
Hi. I already have two (count 'em!) stars next to my name, so it's probably time to introduce myself.

I was born at an early age... but that's been done before, so I probably ought to skip to the relevant parts. I grew up in God's Own Country (the London Borough of Croydon), and moved to the Cincinnati area a few years ago, because of a woman. I have a daughter who is now 15 and a half months old*, so the Geek Dad intros are greatly appreciated; I often share them with my wife, even if she has no interest in rearing the actual episode. My interests include movies (my DVD library currently stands at 542 titles and growing fast), reading, photography, defending the Earth from space-aliens who want to eat your spleen, programming, and pedantically correcting people's grammar on the interwebs.

Politically, in Britain I was considered middle-of-the-road, maybe a hair right of centre. Which means that in America I'm a frothing-at-the-mouth liberal extremist left-winger.

In terms of SF, I have a love of space opera (Neal Asher, Iain M. Banks, Kevin J. Anderson) and cyberpunk (William Gibson, Pat Cadigan, Bruce Sterling), though pretty much anything is good. Especially if it includes giant bat-winged monkey-spiders. There aren't enough giant bat-winged monkey-spiders in contemporary fiction, I feel. If any EP contributors are reading this, get to work on that, would you?


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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #88 on: April 04, 2008, 03:14:36 PM »
Or you do!

Umm, I got lost in that exchange.

On rereadng my post I realised that this:
... he slips me a few bucks every now and then to keep me in the game...

was REALLY not meant the way it sounds. No, seriously it wasn't.
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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #89 on: April 04, 2008, 03:43:01 PM »
Or you do!

Umm, I got lost in that exchange.

On rereadng my post I realised that this:
... he slips me a few bucks every now and then to keep me in the game...

was REALLY not meant the way it sounds. No, seriously it wasn't.

Don't worry about it.  Tad and I just like to hit each other with sledgehammers every once in a while.

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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #90 on: April 04, 2008, 10:33:19 PM »
Or you do!

Umm, I got lost in that exchange.

On rereadng my post I realised that this:
... he slips me a few bucks every now and then to keep me in the game...

was REALLY not meant the way it sounds. No, seriously it wasn't.

Don't worry about it.  Tad and I just like to hit each other with sledgehammers every once in a while.

Yeah... I get an adrenaline rush from taunting mightily mythical hammer-weilding lizard kings sometimes, and Russell hasn't had me put down yet... 

It probably doesn't help that I have a highly developed sense of pattern recognition and the absurd that makes English an endlessly entertaining playground.  I could probably find unintended innuendo in a catechism.  :)
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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #91 on: April 07, 2008, 01:33:41 PM »
It probably doesn't help that I have a highly developed sense of pattern recognition and the absurd that makes English an endlessly entertaining playground.  I could probably find unintended innuendo in a catechism.  :)

And love goes out the door when money comes innuendo  :P
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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #92 on: April 07, 2008, 07:15:12 PM »
It probably doesn't help that I have a highly developed sense of pattern recognition and the absurd that makes English an endlessly entertaining playground.  I could probably find unintended innuendo in a catechism.  :)

And love goes out the door when money comes innuendo  :P

Like the lady at the bar who ordered a double entendrĂ©... so, the barman gave her one.  ;)
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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #93 on: April 07, 2008, 08:02:59 PM »
do these forums have a wit limit?
I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #94 on: April 07, 2008, 08:07:50 PM »
do these forums have a wit limit?

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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #95 on: April 07, 2008, 09:07:07 PM »
do these forums have a wit limit?
Yep. And these two knuckle heads are in no danger of reaching it. :)
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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #96 on: April 12, 2008, 01:38:06 PM »
Well, I guess I'm a new member, so thought it would be good to introduce and stuff.   I'm currently living in Scotland (yes, the land of bagpipes and kilts), while undertaking a degree in Behavioural Neuroscience (well, if that doesn't have geek written all over it!).  Unfortunately my spousal unit still lives in sunny California (yeah, it's still snowing here, but we get more sunlight), so we search for commonalities to discuss in our daily chats.  One thing beyond the routine is the EscapePod episodes we are catching up on (didn't I mention geek?).  So, instead of discussing depreciating house prices, we can discuss alternate universes and much rosier futures.  At least I can get Dr.Who and Torchwood a few weeks sooner here...no spoilers!  (and then there's health care...)   Thanks for the stories!!!
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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #97 on: April 15, 2008, 08:54:17 PM »
a moderator had better either split this off or steer it back into the right direction
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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #98 on: April 15, 2008, 09:12:30 PM »
a moderator had better either split this off or steer it back into the right direction

Done. All those wanting to talk about sheep with apparent ignorance of the Australia/NZ sheep conflict need to go here. It was getting a little out of control.
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Re: New Member/Listeners
« Reply #99 on: April 15, 2008, 09:56:57 PM »
a moderator had better either split this off or steer it back into the right direction
                                                   

Don't mean to boar you, but you missed one.  :P
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