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General => Introductions, Rules, & General Info => Topic started by: FleaBird6 on January 23, 2011, 07:38:43 AM

Title: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on January 23, 2011, 07:38:43 AM
I have noticed a lot of newbies(me included, when I was a newbie) not doing an introduction post.  So here is a place to say hi to them, mention their name(but tell them first).

So, HI, everyone ;D
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: By_the_Books on January 23, 2011, 08:08:48 AM
Hey All,

So as you can probably tell, I am a newbie, just trying to introduce myself.

A little bit about myself: I'm a girl (it may not be that easy to tell from my username). I've obviously read at least one of Scott Westerfeld's books (Leviathan and Behemoth, to be exact), and I obviously liked it/them enough to search up this site and join it. I enjoy reading, but when I'm not reading, I'm playing sports. I like soccer, volleyball, swimming, and basketball, but soccer is my favorite (I'm a goalkeeper, for anyone interested). I'd like to think that I'm smart, but I rather like proving it more. I'm 14 years old, but no sass! I'd also like to think I'm more mature than most 14 year olds, so don't treat me like a kid. If I like it here (and I think I will), I reckon I'll stay a bit.

How I found out about Scott Westerfeld: This Christmas break, I was randomly walking around a bookstore looking for, of all things, a book. I'll read just about anything that looks interesting to me, so I saw the cover of Leviathan and picked it up to read the summary. I almost didn't buy it, but on a whim, I did, thinking 'Well I've never read anything like this before, so why not?' I got home, started reading, and was hooked (I now love the brilliant genre of steampunk). The second I was done, I already had Behemoth loading on my Nook eReader. I finished that to, and was still hooked. So I searched up Westerfeld and found this cozy little corner of the Web. I toyed with the idea of joining, but after the break, I was to busy, with school and whatnot. So I just got around to joining... But I'm a member now, right? I do plan on reading some of Westerfeld's other novels, so I'll be able to talk with people other than the Leviathan junkies!

So that's just a tiny snippet about me (even if some may consider it a not-all-that-tiny introduction post, compared to some very short intros I've seen before). If I stick around, you lot will probably get to know me a bit better than that. So I'll stick around!
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: Beth-la on January 23, 2011, 09:57:13 AM
'Ello! Hope you both like it here. We love newbies. :)
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on January 23, 2011, 10:07:14 AM
Welcome!
We all love newbies!

Your story is similar to mine. I may be 13, and a girl, but I'm not a dumb blonde.  I HATE THOSE JOKES.  Sorry, had to vent some where.

Some frank info(also harsh) on this forem and its liabilitys(I take it upon myself to be the dark, omnious, annoying, serious one who explains almost all faults ;D )

This forem does go off-topic.  If you want to stay on topic, ask us, we usually will.  Just remind us again, or start/find a new thread.  We are not all complete barking dummkofts :)
We can swear at times.  MOST people, limit it to when someone/a character/a situation/a comment REALLY ticks them off.  If you wish them to stop, bring it up, they might not always stop, but you don't have to read their posts
Some of us like to blow stuffup- in our imaginations ONLY.  There is no need to call the FBI, CIA, ect.

On that happy note, we are all kind folk.  We all have varied intrests, but we all like Scott's books(No Duh).

Have a nice day(sorry, couldn't think of anything else).  And have fun! ;D  :)  ;) :D
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: Qui on January 23, 2011, 12:08:03 PM
Hello guys, I'm new. I don't like to be called a newbie, I don't even like saying it, so please keep it to a minimum. more about me is; I like books, (leviathan & Behemoth and others), I like to draw, and I do some rping on another forum. otherwise, I am 15, I think a lot of this -->  (http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lf4izkfIYP1qzfx69o1_400.png)  is going on around here, so I'll try to fit in by not. (sorry if that was rude.)  :o anyway. I'll try to stick around. I also write some, and failed to win Nanowrimo for the past three years, if that means anything to anyone. Hi.
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on January 23, 2011, 01:36:01 PM
Welcome!

Do I need to write out another flaws-of-this-forem-speech?

Ok, (bout the newbie thing) It is just a way for other members to help compleatly new to forems people, like I was.

Frankness and bluntness are good qualities.  I hope you will change your opinion on us, though.  I am a little hurt by how you stereo(stereo-solid)typed us, I hope you can realize that none of us think that way once you start discusding.  I mainly stay on the Leviathon threads, too.
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: tridecagirl on January 24, 2011, 04:42:32 AM
I haven't seen any glassy eyed automatons runnign around, just saying.  :-\
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: Qui on January 24, 2011, 06:45:53 AM
I have changed my opinion already, this is a nice place, so I take it back.
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: Kaede on January 24, 2011, 01:51:46 PM
Hello all!  I'm new, obviously  :)  I joined a few days ago, but said hi in another thread.  I think maybe the reason some newbies don't introduce themselves is because it's a bit confusing with so many welcome threads floating around.  Maybe there should be one central one with a list of questions that newbies can answer to help in the getting to know you thing.  Anyway, it's highly possible that I'm just technologically (and forumly) retarded!  :P

The first books of Scott's that I read were Leviathan and Behemoth, after which I hastily ordered the Uglies series and Parasite Positive and The Last Days from the Book Depository.  Has anyone else heard of the Book Depository?  It's a great site where you can buy books for great prices!  Books where I live are very expensive, hence my incredibly poor status  :(

Umm, more about me... I obviously like reading quite a lot.  A few of my favourite authors are Sara Douglass, Kate Forsyth, Isobelle Carmody, Garth Nix, and obviously now Scott Westerfeld.  I like writing too.  I used to do gymnastics, ballet, archery and fencing, but since academic things have become more demanding, I've cut back.  Sigh.  I can't really think of much else to say.  I love animals and have a lovely labrador and an insane fighting fish, and I'm soon going to get an axolotl!  ;D  And that's me.
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on January 24, 2011, 01:59:52 PM
Welcome!

No, everyone here is crazy (jk) :)
Do you mean betas?  I think there real name is fighting fish?
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: Kaede on January 24, 2011, 02:04:01 PM
Yep, he's a beta.  I called him Wapcaplet after a Monty Python skit!  :D

And don't worry, insanity is good  :P
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on January 24, 2011, 02:11:06 PM
How long are they supposed to live?  Our family is a lityle negligent on cleaning the tanks, and yeah..... 2 of them just died.

What genres are those authors?
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: Kaede on January 24, 2011, 02:15:24 PM
They're all fantasy authors - my favourite genre!  :D

I've had mine for a year, but two of my friends had theirs die after only six months.  They didn't clean out the water that often and one of them got fin rot.  The fish, not the friend...
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on January 24, 2011, 02:33:21 PM

Oh. My familys must be really hardy, because we have had the betas for 3ishy years in less than steller conditions

Why did you like Leviathon?

I liked it because of deryn, but then Behemoth because of Alek.  I hope that i'll like Golith because of both of them :)
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: Kaede on January 24, 2011, 02:54:00 PM
I think I like it mainly because of the Darwinist animals.  The characters are great, but I think I just like the actual world the story is set in the most.  I really didn't like Alek in Leviathan, but I warmed up to him in Behemoth.  And Deryn is just great in both!  :)
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on January 24, 2011, 02:59:14 PM
That is an interesting oppinion.  The Clanker machines are fab.
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on January 25, 2011, 09:42:01 AM
HIIIII!!! ;D
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on January 25, 2011, 09:56:02 AM
Bein. Y tĂș? Como te gusta hacer?
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on January 25, 2011, 10:17:14 AM
Drat. I messed up.  I ment 'Como te gusta'
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on January 27, 2011, 08:39:41 AM
My friend speacks french....

I don't know if you,d call what I do speacking spanish, I more often mutilste it ;D
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: Treya-Chan on January 27, 2011, 10:59:52 AM
Welcome all you Newbs hope you like it here
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: Bovril on January 27, 2011, 12:15:31 PM
Hi everyone!! I'm new, *ahem* (obviously) and Scott Westerfeld is without a doubt my favorite author.  :) (heh heh, that's a cute smilely)

Bovril is without a doubt my favorite character, even though he is a beastie.  I love beasties.  I would definitly be a Darwinist.

I love books, and some of my all time favorites (aka, the ones I reread obsessively) are:
1.) The Hunger Games trilogy
2.) Uglies/Pretties/Specials//Extras
3.) Peeps
4.) Levithan/Behemoth
5.) The rest by S.W.  :D

Right now I am quite distraught, I have LOST my copy of the Last Days, which I was halfway through and I am going mad.

Oh and I am a girl, 13 years of age.

I'm not sure what else to say, so I am going to go poke around this forum!
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on January 27, 2011, 02:45:33 PM
Welcome!
I am a thirteen year old girl, too.
I've only read the Leviathon series, so which of Scott W.'s books would you say to read next?

Do you play an instrament or sport?
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: Treya-Chan on January 27, 2011, 03:56:36 PM
Ello and Welcome to the forum I'm Treya-Chan!
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: Bovril on January 28, 2011, 03:50:20 AM
Welcome!
I am a thirteen year old girl, too.
I've only read the Leviathon series, so which of Scott W.'s books would you say to read next?

Do you play an instrament or sport?

Read the Uglies/Pretties/Specials.  Very first ones I ever read I loved them.

I play the saxophone and tennis.
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: Sadie-la on January 28, 2011, 08:05:16 AM
welcome!
i like those books too  :)
i am also thirteen, my name is sadie, i play drums and guitar and soccer.
and i love cheesecake  ;D!!!
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on January 28, 2011, 09:00:11 AM
CHEESECAKE! Where is the CHEESECAKE! CHEESECAKE!

A tennis ball made of CHEESECAKE! would not work to well ;D
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on January 29, 2011, 07:59:21 AM
Children rule! ;D

We get to act foolish, and no one cares.  I like being a kid. :D
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: Geometrically Unjustifiable Illuminations on January 30, 2011, 02:09:05 AM
I suppose I should do this, since I am new and don't feel like making a thread just to announce it.
Okay, I'm Geometrically Unjustifiable Illuminations. Feel free to give me some sort of nickname, since my name is long. 39 letters to be exact.
Um... I've read all of Scott's YA books. I love them all. That's about it.

Also, can anyone tell me why I can't get my profile pic to work? Whenever I try and change it, it's just this little icon. It's rather annoying.
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on January 30, 2011, 05:35:06 AM
Which circle thingimabob are you clicking?
If you are trying to get a pic of the internet, you have to save the pic on your computer, then hit (paraphased)'I have my own pic' and it will give you one of those open a doc. menus.  you then find where you saved your pic, click 'use' and then go back to the bottom of the options screane and hit 'change' or whatever it says.

Welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: Geometrically Unjustifiable Illuminations on January 30, 2011, 11:19:03 AM
I tried that before. It didn't work.

Oh, here we go. I guess it just didn't like the edited version. Oh well.
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: holywalrus2 on January 30, 2011, 08:09:16 PM
welcome! You may call me the walrus/ Terra! I am a pie addict! and I speak french, English, and a little german!
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on February 01, 2011, 08:55:29 AM
Hi
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on February 01, 2011, 09:28:26 AM
Je parle francais aussi!  Et je veux parler allemand beaucoup!

whats that in englidh?
Title: Re: Say hi to newbies(not me)
Post by: FleaBird6 on February 01, 2011, 10:31:00 AM
Well, I don't. So could you please translate that sentace?