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Title: Hello!
Post by: bikinavisho on October 02, 2011, 03:42:25 PM
This is my first time stepping into a place that has anything remotely to do with an author because I am terrified of saying something wrong and being hated or disliked and my world coming to an end but after meeting Scott Westerfeld today, I decided to take a leap and join!

I have high expectations, as well as low expectations, as always. I hope I get along well here just fine.
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Post by: Awesomegoat on October 02, 2011, 11:46:06 PM
HI NEWBIE SO NICE TO MEET YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm goat!!!!  Or AG!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 03, 2011, 03:46:38 AM
Hello AG! You seem to be in high spirits today C: Nice to meet you.
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Post by: alekmakeshappiness on October 03, 2011, 03:59:46 AM
hello!!! call me CLOUSE!!! have you read leviathan?
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 03, 2011, 04:30:15 AM
Greetings Clouse! and no, not yet. Bought it just yesterday, and haven't had time to read it yet. I tried borrowing it from my friend earlier, but her room ate it up and it hasn't been seen for weeks now.
I'll probably start it later today, after the play I'm teching is over :)
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Post by: alekmakeshappiness on October 03, 2011, 04:47:45 AM
yes, i'm sure you will like leviathan.  and good luck with the play!
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 03, 2011, 05:21:30 AM
Thank you C: I hope tonight goes without too much incident...we seem to have the hang of things by now, yet things keep going wrong, breaking..

And I think I'll like it a lot :) after all, I've loved everything I've read by Scott Westerfeld so far

Just wondering...do you play Spore?
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Post by: alekmakeshappiness on October 03, 2011, 05:41:43 AM
yes, why?
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Post by: Awesomegoat on October 03, 2011, 07:35:21 AM
Hello AG! You seem to be in high spirits today C: Nice to meet you.
*giggles*. I'm always in high spirits!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: alekmakeshappiness on October 03, 2011, 08:01:11 AM
Thank you C: I hope tonight goes without too much incident...we seem to have the hang of things by now, yet things keep going wrong, breaking..

And I think I'll like it a lot :) after all, I've loved everything I've read by Scott Westerfeld so far

Just wondering...do you play Spore?
its because of my pic, isnt it.
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Post by: Awesomegoat on October 03, 2011, 08:08:19 AM
I thought your pic was a flying elephant  :o
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 03, 2011, 09:58:53 AM
Hello AG! You seem to be in high spirits today C: Nice to meet you.
*giggles*. I'm always in high spirits!!!!!!!!!
That is certainly a good thing C: Much better than always being in low spirits
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 03, 2011, 10:00:52 AM
Thank you C: I hope tonight goes without too much incident...we seem to have the hang of things by now, yet things keep going wrong, breaking..

And I think I'll like it a lot :) after all, I've loved everything I've read by Scott Westerfeld so far

Just wondering...do you play Spore?
its because of my pic, isnt it.
aha, yeah, I saw your pic and was wondering because I play it too. Although, not as much recently, since the computer I have it installed on fried its video card...

If you were wondering, the play went fairly flawlessly, though I'm having issues handing off a hat and cane at the right moment...
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Post by: Sing_in_the_Rain on October 03, 2011, 10:26:37 AM
Hello AG! You seem to be in high spirits today C: Nice to meet you.
most of us are like that most of the time. exhibit a:

HI!!!!!!!!!!! WELCOME TO THE FORUMM!!!!!! I'M Sing_in_the_Rain! You can call me Rain, Sing, SITR, any work. HEEEELLLLOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Awesomegoat on October 03, 2011, 11:34:38 AM
Hello AG! You seem to be in high spirits today C: Nice to meet you.
*giggles*. I'm always in high spirits!!!!!!!!!
That is certainly a good thing C: Much better than always being in low spirits
It is, isn't?  ;D
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Post by: Tally-wa YoungbloodO on October 03, 2011, 11:35:15 AM
hello!
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 03, 2011, 11:48:46 AM
Hello AG! You seem to be in high spirits today C: Nice to meet you.
most of us are like that most of the time. exhibit a:

HI!!!!!!!!!!! WELCOME TO THE FORUMM!!!!!! I'M Sing_in_the_Rain! You can call me Rain, Sing, SITR, any work. HEEEELLLLOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Quite lively! Rather nice, I think :) Keeps life exciting and full of wonder and surprises.
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 03, 2011, 11:50:00 AM
hello!
Hello Ashley-wa! How are you this fine Sunday evening?
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Post by: Awesomegoat on October 03, 2011, 11:54:36 AM
I think you will fit in quite well... Bikin?  Nav? Bik?
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Post by: Sing_in_the_Rain on October 03, 2011, 12:14:51 PM
hmmmm..... i think Visho!!!
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 03, 2011, 12:32:02 PM
Teehee people usually call me Biki. But feel free to call me whatever part of my name you so desire C;

AND I HOPE TO FIT IN QUITE NICELY. LIKE A QUILT.
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Post by: GloomiVegi on October 03, 2011, 12:53:38 PM
This is my first time stepping into a place that has anything remotely to do with an author because I am terrified of saying something wrong and being hated or disliked and my world coming to an end but after meeting Scott Westerfeld today, I decided to take a leap and join!

I have high expectations, as well as low expectations, as always. I hope I get along well here just fine.
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you met Scott Westerfeld?????????????????????? :O *dies with jelously*
hello by the way!! im Gloomi!
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 03, 2011, 01:15:32 PM
This is my first time stepping into a place that has anything remotely to do with an author because I am terrified of saying something wrong and being hated or disliked and my world coming to an end but after meeting Scott Westerfeld today, I decided to take a leap and join!

I have high expectations, as well as low expectations, as always. I hope I get along well here just fine.
you met Scott Westerfeld?????????????????????? :O *dies with jelously*
hello by the way!! im Gloomi!
Yeah, he was at the Austin Teen Book Festival on Saturday and was the keynote speaker, as well as in a panel later, and I got him to sign all of my Scott Westerfeld books C:
I WAS SO EXCITED WHEN I FIRST HEARD HE WAS COMING TO AUSTIN. AND THEN AND THEN
during the keynote I sat in the row behind all of the authors, right where Scott Westerfeld could see me, and directly behind David Levithan. And...he noticed me kinda freaking out and fangirling. For all of the right reasons. ....He thought I had lost my parents or something. I felt kinda silly. But, you know. NO REGRETS.

Anyways...hello Gloomi! I hope we two can get along marvelously in the future C;
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Post by: GloomiVegi on October 03, 2011, 02:02:26 PM
you are so lucky!!!
and yes, i hope to see you around sometime!
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Post by: Awesomegoat on October 04, 2011, 09:26:40 AM
Teehee people usually call me Biki. But feel free to call me whatever part of my name you so desire C;

AND I HOPE TO FIT IN QUITE NICELY. LIKE A QUILT.
AWESOME!!!!!!
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Post by: FlamingStar on October 04, 2011, 09:50:31 AM
Hello! High five for play teching! I do it too with a couple of my friends.

I'm FlamingStar, and everyone seems to have different names for me, so whatever works is good.

How are you enjoying the forum?
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 04, 2011, 10:38:29 AM
Hello! High five for play teching! I do it too with a couple of my friends.

I'm FlamingStar, and everyone seems to have different names for me, so whatever works is good.

How are you enjoying the forum?
I'm liking it so far; there are nice people aplenty, all sharing a common interest ;}
I THINK THINGS SHALL BE QUITE ENJOYABLE HERE.

Yeah, I'm assistant stage manager, and we are grossly underteched, especially this weekend, when the stage manager will be gone. I'm kinda worried about it, but really, there's nothing I can do about it.
THERE ARE FOUR PEOPLE BACKSTAGE. GAH. AND ONE WAS SICK ALL THIS PAST WEEKEND. AND NOW WE'RE LOSING ANOTHER.
Not to mention that on Thursdays we don't have the man with the muscle.
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Post by: alekmakeshappiness on October 04, 2011, 10:41:05 AM
owch.
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Post by: FlamingStar on October 04, 2011, 10:42:10 AM
Ooh, snazzy job. I just do the lights, and probs backstage when the show comes around.
No man with all the muscle? That's gotta be hard. What show is it?
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 04, 2011, 10:52:02 AM
It's "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown".

We have one person doing both the lights and sound...yeah. I'm in charge of assisting in keeping track of props, and making sure that the set pieces are in position for when the actors carry them on. They have hilarious little ad-libbed dialogue with each other when they're carrying things on. I'm dressed as Marcie for when I have to assist then in carrying on set pieces. Space backstage is also limited, so we keep set pieces outside until we need them.

...I really hope I'm not the only one backstage for the show on Thursday.
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Post by: FlamingStar on October 04, 2011, 10:54:15 AM
Oh yeah, that'd be hard. We're doing "Grease", and none of the actors will stand in the spotlights. We haven't got the setpieces yet, but they'll probably be amazing. There'll be others in charge of that, so we'll be fine, sitting up the back, having heart attacks because like twenty different lights have to go up at the same time... ah well.
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Post by: Sing_in_the_Rain on October 04, 2011, 10:57:50 AM
I was in "Bugsy Malone" a few months ago... it sucked. horribly. i'm not gonna go into it. but be thankful your show wasn't mine.
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Post by: FlamingStar on October 04, 2011, 11:00:46 AM
Ooh dear, that sounds awful. I hate it when that happens... What crew member were you in it?
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Post by: Sing_in_the_Rain on October 04, 2011, 11:01:32 AM
I wasn't on crew i was a cast member. our crew sucked too though
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 04, 2011, 11:02:25 AM
Ah, so your show isn't running yet. I feel like things were a lot more lax in the days before...though, they were still kinda hectic, running on the wire. I came in two weeks before we opened.

Things at a smallish community theatre are different than the things I did at the huge PAC in high school...and the theatre in my head is way different from reality. But that's to be expected. Though...I don't know why listening to my friend talk about this theatre procured such a clear, incorrect image. I wonder if my mind theatre exists somewhere...

Yeah, I'm thankful for the simplicity of this show. Small cast and not too many set pieces. Though, a lot of props on the prop shelf....
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Post by: Sing_in_the_Rain on October 04, 2011, 11:04:46 AM
yeah, what i did was through my village park district... you're in college?
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Post by: FlamingStar on October 04, 2011, 11:07:16 AM
Ah, props... one of our props is a sandwich, and one of the set-pieces is a car.... it's gonna be dificult!

I have a mind theatre too, and I'm always somewhat disappointed when things don't live up to my expectations.
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 04, 2011, 12:11:56 PM
One of our props is a sandwich as well...though it's not really an issue. At all. Though I see where the range of props in your case could be a problem..

Yes, I am indeed in college, though I am but a first year.


I'm convinced that my mind theatre exists somewhere in the world...and I remain optimistic. C:
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Post by: FlamingStar on October 04, 2011, 12:14:58 PM
Tee hee! Optimism is good. What're you studying in college?
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 04, 2011, 12:25:57 PM
Computer Science.
This semester I'm taking a beginner's course in C++ programming, and it's pretty cool to create something with your own hands. It was like this with html too, though I've found html just useful in general for me, who messes around with it a lot on various web sites of my own...
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Post by: FlamingStar on October 04, 2011, 12:32:43 PM
I've always thought it'd e cool to learn C++, or other computer programming stuff, but I'd probably not be that great.
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 04, 2011, 12:46:06 PM
Eh, it's less your skill and more you taking the course and learning how to program in that language properly. I mean, I kind of self-taught myself some html, but after taking a course, I could do so many more things so much more efficiently.

So far, I've only done mathematic things, but still, it's cool to watch your program do the math so quickly and efficiently after all the work you've put in to make the code for it.
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Post by: FlamingStar on October 04, 2011, 12:50:30 PM
That sounds really cool. I'm only 15, so I've got a while to work my stuff out.
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Post by: Tally-wa YoungbloodO on October 04, 2011, 03:26:28 PM
im 14
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Post by: bikinavisho on October 04, 2011, 04:15:17 PM
Yeah, and you really don't even have to have things completely worked out by the time you graduate high school...people have undecided majors and change majors all the time.


HEY GUYS LET'S START A NEW MAJOR
WE'LL CALL IT BOOKS
AND WHEN PEOPLE MAJOR  IN BOOKS
THEY CAN BECOME PROFESSIONAL BOOK READERS
WHO READ BOOKS FOR A LIVING
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Post by: alekmakeshappiness on October 05, 2011, 08:26:38 AM
 ;D ;D
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Post by: Awesomegoat on October 05, 2011, 09:16:25 AM
That would be awesome!!!!!
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Post by: deryn sharpie on October 13, 2011, 06:03:47 PM
SUP BUDDIES??
HELLO! i am Deryn, and i always try to introduce my self to the newbies, so i apologize for not being here sooner.
Quick info bit- i can and will eat you, so dont make me mad. if you dont belive me, ask clouse >:D
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Post by: FlamingStar on October 14, 2011, 04:20:09 PM
I hate you Deryn (now I would like an example of how you would eat me, please?)
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Post by: GloomiVegi on October 14, 2011, 09:52:52 PM
SUP BUDDIES??
HELLO! i am Deryn, and i always try to introduce my self to the newbies, so i apologize for not being here sooner.
Quick info bit- i can and will eat you, so dont make me mad. if you dont belive me, ask clouse >:D
so wait, how do you actually eat newbies? or 'nomming' as i think you like to call it. you tried to nom me once to....
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Post by: deryn sharpie on October 18, 2011, 12:14:19 PM
I hate you Deryn (now I would like an example of how you would eat me, please?)
NOMNOMCHOMPCHOMP
RAAAAAWR!!!
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Post by: FlamingStar on October 19, 2011, 03:58:04 PM
But.... that's not very scary?