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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread Hello all. I'm new here. I followed a rabbit down a hole, took a pill, and now I'm feeling kind of small... intimidated a little by this crowd of glorious lords, ladies, wizards and other various and sundry folks. I hope to make some new friends, learn a lot, and broaden my horizons.

I've loved fantasy ever since I was in sixth grade and read The Hobbit, soon followed by the Lord of the Rings, and when I was in seventh grade and I read The Hobbit, soon followed by the Lord of the Rings, and when I was in eighth grade and I read The Hobbit, soon followed by the Lord of the Rings... yeah, you get where this is going, don't you?

In college I eventually discovered Dickens, Jane Austin, Herman Melville, and... J.D. Salinger... OH G-DS NO! Just kidding, guys. I still don't get that book, and probably never will... but I've always returned to my first love, fantasy. Sure I spiced it up a bit with David Eddings, C. S. Lewis, R. A. Salvatory, Terry Brooks, and a bunch of others.

Yip, I still play Dungeons & Dragons. Why should anyone ever give up that hobby! There's no better way to bond with your friends than leading them into diabolical traps, getting them ambushed by a horde of hobgoblins, and making their level three characters confront a level twelve green dragon during the second gaming session. Oh the fond memories... "No, d#@N it, you cannot keep that cloak of invisibility with plus five AC, plus five dexterity, plus five stealth, darkvision for 120 feet, and dispel light for 120 feet that your former DM let you have... that's not a cloak, that's a god! ... wait, don't storm off like that..."

Now that I've grown up, though, I discovered the wonderful world of video games! It started out inconspicuous enough, playing Final Fantasy XIV with my wife, then I discovered... THE SOULS GAMES! The first one was Bloodborne, and then I was addicted. I know what you're doing right now... you're checking my profiling to see when I was born... that's right, 1969. Before you judge, just know this... I beat cursed chalice dungeon Amygdala (pre-patch) not once, but twice. Yeah that's right, I got gud. (Well, I had to wrap my wrists for weeks... carpal tunnel is real, man.) Seriously, though, video gaming is a compelling media to bring to life the fantasy genre. The Witcher game introduced me to Andrzej Sapkowski, after all. How did I not know about him before?

Anyway, I could go on forever like this about my favorite subject... me. I'm really talkative, even with the keyboard. Thanks for having me!

July 07, 2020, 01:53:25 AM
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Re: How did you find us? A workmate of mine said, "you're probably one of those people who hang out on that forum, Fantasy Faction, aren't you?"

I'm not one to disappoint.

July 07, 2020, 06:08:55 PM
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Re: first trailer for Netflix's King Arthur show

I'm much more excited for this horror take on an arthurian myth :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoJc2tH3WBw

OK. That looks incredible!

July 07, 2020, 06:59:21 PM
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Re: Free Altearth novelette You got me with "free".  ;D
July 07, 2020, 07:43:29 PM
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Re: Funny age poll This was actually very thought provoking. In the end I chose 30-50. I'm not sure why. Maybe because turning 50 has thrown me into the mid-life crisis spiral? There's really not other reason for it. I guess I'll just own it... maybe buy a corvette and a new leather jacket?

 ;D

July 25, 2020, 03:26:00 PM
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Re: Funny age poll
(or taking an arrow to it...

That made me laugh. I use that reference at work all the time ("I used to be a [insert whatever] until I took an arrow to my knee.") and very few people get it.

July 31, 2020, 12:34:02 PM
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