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The 'Tell us about yourself" Thread - *NO DIGRESSIONS!*

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Postby Cheri Littlebottom » Sun Apr 12, 2015 02:11 pm

A shy hello to all from under my beard.

I'm 52 and a long-time DW fan. Living in London almost 2 years now and recently made my way to the Broken Drummers to re-connect with other fans. Great to be with real people again :-)

Favourite DW book - Wyrd Sisters (the first one always has a special place)
Favourite non-DW book - Good Omens
Favourite non-STP book - 84 Charing Cross Road

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Postby BeetlebroxTheEaterOfBooks » Sun Sep 13, 2015 08:27 pm

My name is Tony I am a 32 year old man child who lives mostly on peanut butter.
I like pancakes and have twomostly functioning legs.
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Re: The 'Tell us about yourself" Thread - *NO DIGRESSIONS!*

Postby Orin » Tue Oct 20, 2015 08:21 pm

My name is Orin, I'm 41 y.o.
I'm not proud to admit that I stole a copy of 'Colour of Magic' from my school library about 25 years ago. I've not read a DW novel since.
I still suffer from the guilt of preventing others from reading it. For this I beg your forgiveness.

I visited Wincanton this last week on business and stumbled across Discworld Emporium completely by accident. It was a Wednesday. It was closed. I was disappointed.
I will return this week and by Jove I'll darn well purchase a legitimate copy of the aforementioned and not stop until all DW novels have been digested!! Let my repentance begin....
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Postby Grace Speaker » Wed Oct 21, 2015 09:33 pm

Orin wrote:My name is Orin, I'm 41 y.o.
I'm not proud to admit that I stole a copy of 'Colour of Magic' from my school library about 25 years ago. I've not read a DW novel since.
I still suffer from the guilt of preventing others from reading it. For this I beg your forgiveness.

I visited Wincanton this last week on business and stumbled across Discworld Emporium completely by accident. It was a Wednesday. It was closed. I was disappointed.
I will return this week and by Jove I'll darn well purchase a legitimate copy of the aforementioned and not stop until all DW novels have been digested!! Let my repentance begin....
Hi Orin - I envy you, as you have a wonderful, hilarious, addictive Discworld journey ahead of you! You will love the folk of the Emporium and they will joyfully part you from loads of cash in return for lots of wonderful Discwold books, ephemera and goodies! Take your credit card! :wink:

At the very least, make sure you pick up a copy of 'Mort' (in which Death hires an apprentice and goes walkabout), 'Reaper Man' (where Death gets a bad case of life and gets to go dancin'), 'Wyrd Sisters' (where 3 ladies by the name of Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat (note spelling) Garlick, will change your view of witches forever), and 'Guards! Guards!' (where you will learn what it really means to be a policeman and how to go 'proceeding') . . . and that's just for starters!!

Your penance for pinching the CoM all those years ago is: if you should see any Pratchett books in charity shops, carboot sales or similar, you must buy them and then donate them to libraries or as many friends as possible, thereby converting new readers to the Discworld :D Keep this in mind when you stumble on a character called 'Visit-The-Infidel-With-Explanatory-Pamphlets' :wink:
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Postby Penfold » Fri Sep 30, 2016 05:39 pm

Hi all. I'm Len, 52 years old, and a professional photographer.

I have been a DW reader and fan since more or less the beginning (I think Equal Rites had just been released although I had started with Colour of Magic). I have lost count of how many times that I have reread the books and will continue to reread them. I don't have any 'favourite' book or character as these change on a regular basis.

I am an active member on the Transworld Forum and hope to become an active member on here as well although I promise not to spam the site with my photographs.
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Postby Penners » Sat Oct 01, 2016 09:13 pm

Just to let everyone know that I was put on the 'Penfold' account in error having had some difficulty in joining up. The post above does refer to me though.
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Postby Alysonne_Garlyck67 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 09:08 pm

Hi - my name is Rosie and I am from St Ives in Cornwall, UK.

Been a long time Discworld fan - first book I read was 'Weird Sisters' in the late eighties and it went from there, really. Favourite set of books are 'The Night Watch' collection, followed very closely by 'The Witches' (who couldn't love Nany Ogg?). Favourite character by far is Sam Vimes - blunt, beleaguered and brilliant. Have a soft spot for Mustrum Ridcully, too. Anyway, pleased to make your acquaintence :-D
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Postby Squigglyx » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:09 am

Warm welcome to Alyson / Rosie.
Grab a seat somewhere, grab yourself a drink and enjoy the ride.
You are about to meet and greet the greatest set of people in the world (that's either the disc or round one)

Enjoy
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Postby Bwana Mrefu » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:49 am

Hello

I'm back following a long abscence from the forum. Last visit 2012, so just wanted to say hello again.

During this time I have kept up with my book collection and other stuff from the Emporium, just didn't have the time to devote to my stamps.

I'm retired now so hopefully I shall get my collection up to date and may well be active on the trade thread.

I have a lot of the early stuff to trade and will post on the trade thread soon.

Off to the Emporium this Tuesday (7/03/17)

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Postby Southoz67 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 08:39 pm

Hi

My name is michael and I'm 51 years young

My favorite character is all of them (sorry it's to hard to choose)

I live in munno para which is a suburb of south australia

My son got me into the discworld series and I am on my second reading of it

My son also gave me the link to this site and the funny thing is I have bought more from here than he has

There is so much I would love to suggest product wise that isn't made yet is there a thread for this at all?
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Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Jul 15, 2018 09:16 pm

Southoz67 wrote:Hi

My name is michael and I'm 51 years young

My favorite character is all of them (sorry it's to hard to choose)

I live in munno para which is a suburb of south australia

My son got me into the discworld series and I am on my second reading of it

My son also gave me the link to this site and the funny thing is I have bought more from here than he has

There is so much I would love to suggest product wise that isn't made yet is there a thread for this at all?
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Postby captaincofresi » Mon Sep 30, 2019 08:22 pm

Hi,

I am Nico from the Netherlands, and my favorite Discworld book series are: The Watch, The Witches and Death. Two times I have been to Cabbagecon in the Netherlands, on the last one I wrote a short story inspired by the Discworld books about the backstory of the male witch Ralph Schwarzwald. It will be somewhere on this forum shortly ;-). And did a cosplay of that character.

As for the films, I like Going Postal the best. And really love the TV show of Good Omens. I even got inspired to create a Lego 1930s Bentley Coupe ;-). You can find it here:
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/2ba95ce ... 17a1d6da4c if this gets 10k votes within 2 years, it can become a real Lego set.

That's about it for me.
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Postby Darren » Mon Sep 30, 2019 09:16 pm

Welcome. Nice to have a new user whose posts I can actually approve for once, rather than all the spammers ;)

I did however take the liberty of moving your fanfic one from the KT to the Reading Room, as it's more appropriate there.
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Postby captaincofresi » Tue Oct 01, 2019 07:26 am

Darren wrote:I did however take the liberty of moving your fanfic one from the KT to the Reading Room, as it's more appropriate there.


Thanks, that makes sense ;-).
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Postby SavMousehammer » Tue Oct 22, 2019 03:34 pm

Hello, Everyone.

I had a bit of a Moist moment a couple of nights ago, and I'd like to come back into the In now please.....

I was late to the party when I discovered the existence of the stamps about a decade ago, but I quickly became a passionate flatelist, and avid lurker and sometimes poster on here.
Thanks to the amazing people on here, and in The AMPO Wincanton Branch, I built a collection I was very happy with; mostly commons admittedly but the odd sport and "special" that I was proud of. I even was mentioned in the Stanley Howler Journal a couple of times - a valuable claim to fame!

It was January 2016 and I was waiting for the delivery of some LBE’s to allow me to complete a large (for me) 60 x GCTS order when the black clouds descended. The mental fallout from a then recent horrendous emotional trauma took over me and I gave up pretty much everything. I put the albums and stockbooks, mounts and all the other paraphernalia in boxes and basically hid, mostly from myself.

Well as we all know the sun keeps on spinning around us, the procrastinators keep on turning, Time strides on with healing, and we all improve with age………
The sky cleared.
Fast forward to this summer.
The black clouds returned, but this time they were physical. And bad.
I am now mostly the way through a very aggressive treatment program which is getting very painful and brutal, hence why I was awake at 0130 Monday morning having my Moist moment……..

I was staring into the darkness, worrying and terrified of the oncoming treatment and its side effects, fretting over the future, my mind just wandering.
I heard a noise. From the wardrobe at the end of the bed. A normal house creaking middle of the night noise, but like everything else the noise just kept preying on my mind. I knew the noise came from where my old stamp stockbooks and albums were. Eventually the insomnia got the better of me and I dug into the back of the wardrobe and got the stamps out.

So there I was, middle of the night, leafing through the loose pages of the albums I had made and the stockbooks with assorted jumbles of spares and rows of wonderfully made stamps staring at me. I remembered the fun of opening the LBE’s, squinting as each stamp came out, checking for sports or specials and examining each newly released stamp. I was surprised that it had been less than 4 years since I had stopped; in my mind, it had been 6.
I think one of the reasons for collecting is not just the aspect of the past i.e. “I have collected something” but the future aspect - the ability to treasure and look at a collection in the future. And I think this is where the stamps started talking. Well, it was probably the painkillers and lack of sleep…..
The stamps needed a lot of work, there was so much to catch up with, so much I had missed.

But…

Thanks to modern medicine I have been given an incredible gift of time. We, the stamps and I, spoke at the same time “We can do this” and in that moment, “this” wasn’t just the stamps but all the treatment and pain I still have to go through, and that “we” meant that wouldn’t be alone. There was a light and a road to travel.

The first thing I did when I got up was order some LBE’s. I also gave the postman a good hard stare as he passed, just to get back into the swing of things. I’m not saying the stamps saved my life, but they have helped me.

I can't wait to get started again.
I’d like to give a huge thanks, to all involved in Wincanton and to all involved on here. Thank you for still being here, I missed you all more than I realised.

xx
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