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What's Your Story?

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    April 29, 2015 10:35 PM EDT

    Hello all, Emer here!

    In keeping with our current trend of getting to know each other, I’d like to know what your “story” is! (What’s your name? Where are you from? Where do you live now? What hobbies do you have? Etc. etc.)

    To kick things off, allow me to introduce myself! My name is Todd Kern, I was born and raised in Berwick Pennsylvania (it’s a really small town, but I like it). I enjoy singing, playing video games, reading, going dancing, and a multitude of other things. I love finding new things to do, and I love adding hobbies to my list! 

    So who are you? Let’s hear it!

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    April 29, 2015 11:27 PM EDT
    "I'm a true Nord, simple as that."
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    April 29, 2015 11:37 PM EDT

    My name is Fights-With-Honor and I'm a profile on the blog.

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    April 30, 2015 1:29 AM EDT


    My name is Tae-Rai, aka, Hayley, and I'm 21 years old. I live in Lismore, Australia, with my partner Cait and I am a huge gamer! I also enjoy creative writing, art, collecting gaming memorabilia and tending to my pets 

  • April 30, 2015 1:41 AM EDT

    My name is <cybersafety>. I was born in East London, a town on South Africa's south-east coast. I currently live just outside of town, in a small country estate called Cove Rock. I enjoy fencing, archery, hunting, chess, and video games. My favorite video games include The Elder Scrolls, Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty. I also like to collect various weapons, including rapiers, swords, daggers and spears. Even though my right hand is dominant, when it comes to fencing I prefer using my left one. That about sums it up.

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    April 30, 2015 3:11 AM EDT

    Man this seems like to much work...

    Right my name is Jack. I'm hardly interesting to talk about but I do live in Canberra, Australia (you know that little country kinda in the ocean just a little, real far down south). 

    I do very, very little, well I don't really have hobbies. I enjoy doing stuff I'm good at which really sucks cause that means barely anything. I would like to enjoy singing, sleeping and dancing but I suck at all of them (blast, my dreams to dream were ruined by science mumbo-jumbo) 

    What am I good at...Well let's see, uhh going down the invisible list. Oh there's one, being sarcastic towards my friends (or just in general) tripping over small pots, falling into ditches that I totally knew existed, cutting my finger when cleaning knives and of course my favorite skill...Drinking Coffee ( I am very good at this) 

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    April 30, 2015 3:48 AM EDT
    My name is Caitlin, I live in Lismore, NSW, with Tae-Rai who i normally call Hayey and I'm very good at annoying her - practice makes perfect!

    Um what else... I like to think I am quite good at drawing, printmaking and other arty things, I like sewing, cooking, watching movies, learning about other cultures and spending time with my pet rats. Also video games, they're pretty cool I guess.
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    April 30, 2015 4:00 AM EDT

    Hmmm... well, its a couple of years old now, but Ben did a member spotlight on me that covers a lot of the basics.

    Heck a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then! I got divorced and re-married (to a different and very wonderful woman!). Three of my kids have now struck out on their own, with their own houses / flats, whilst the younger two live with me for half of the week. So, at 7.00 pm this evening, peace will descend on the house as they go to their mothers, and it will be just me and the missus for until Monday

    Hobbies wise, I follow my local Rugby League team, the Bradford Bulls, in fact I'm a season ticket holder and go with my older son most Sunday afternoons. This week we play Sheffield Eagles. I watch a fair bit of TV, although I seem to have got way, way behind of a lot of shows I (theoretically) follow. The two that I won't ever allow myself to fall behind on are Game of Thrones and Grimm.

    Now that I've taken on this site again, I'll need to re-organise a bit. But I'll always prioritise my family. Being obsessive with things like running websites, playing RPG games and such like is a definite mistake, trust me...

    Oh and I drink a lot of coffee and tea. The kids are staying back at school for after-school clubs today, so when I pick the wife up from work we'll probably call at Costa for a latte 

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    April 30, 2015 4:59 AM EDT

    Alright, then. I can take a crack at this.

    My name is Arean Effat Manesh Nik (officially), but I prefer Arean Opakul. I am a 15 year old Thai/Iranian boy born and raised in Sydney, Australia with my family; an amazing mother and two annoying siblings. My likes include tea, socialising, gaming (my interest in which, I will admit, has been going down as of late), reading, a little bit of writing, going out with friends, science, history, literature, anime, j-Pop, a bit of k-Pop, drama and learning new things in general (That would have been a mouthful).

    In school, I am that kid in class who nobody has any problem with and am generally well-liked. Thing I'm good at could include... yeah, I don't know.

    And that's about it for this post.

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    April 30, 2015 5:00 AM EDT

    I was unaware that you lived in Canberra. I have to visit you next time my family takes me there. -3-

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    April 30, 2015 5:40 AM EDT

    Well my name is Imed Lahmar and I am Algerian born and raised in Algeria but I live in UAE.

    Now I love jazz music and I hang out with my friends I love cooking,music, and almost every thing about the sea. 

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    April 30, 2015 5:46 AM EDT

    Moh, a visit from the great Morty, I would be honored.  

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    April 30, 2015 5:50 AM EDT

    My name is (insert text) i live in boort in Australia. i like footy (Australian kind of footy), video games, parkour, drawing, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z and Martial arts. the one i currently do is a south Korean style called "Hapkido." Hapkido is more of a soft martial art but very deadly  

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    April 30, 2015 11:19 AM EDT
    I'm am environmentalist who is very passionate about video games. While I'm currently studying environmental chemical engineering, I am also saving for a recording studio (including a new PC) so I can record Let's Plays, game reviews, etc. I wanted something unique that would make my channel stand out. So, I came up with the idea of a "wizard in real life" YouTube persona. Thus, Librari was born.

    Outside of computing, I love hiking and backpacking, gardening, and reading. Oh, and sweets! I don't have a sweet tooth, I have a sweet face! :P
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    April 30, 2015 11:50 AM EDT

    My name is Michael Day, and I was born in Princeton, New Jersey before moving to all sorts of places; Columbus OH, Cincinnati OH, and finally Nolensville TN (to say nothing of my trips to West Virginia, Gatlinburg TN, and even Florida). I write, I draw, I play games whenever I have the time for it, and I'm very fond of adventures walks through the woods. I'm also a former fencer and a showman by heart; I love to perform, on camera or in front of a live audience.

  • April 30, 2015 12:43 PM EDT

    Hi Todd, My name is Russell, I am 54 years old, and an elder scrolls fanatic, having played extensively Morrowind, Oblivion and now Skyrim. I live in a small village in Scotland and am an Elder Scrolls fanatic.

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    April 30, 2015 2:10 PM EDT


    My name is Eric, I'm a 15 year old (16 in about a month) who's been gaming since I was 2 or 3 years old. I live in WV and am currently a sophomore in High School. I'm really annoyed and/or disgusted by most of the people around me, but despite this I'm apparently doing pretty well with a lot of people. I'm apparently very intelligent but lack work ethic and study skills and am known to be energetic, amongst other things. I'm the second oldest child out of four, I own a dog, and my days are usually spent going to school, possibly band practice, then I go home and work before gaming and or/reading.

    Also, I'm OCD, suffer from moderate to severe depression, and have anxiety problems.

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    April 30, 2015 2:17 PM EDT

    My name is Travis, I currently live in Utah, but I call Texas home and I've actually spent most of my life overseas in Guam, England, Germany and Brazil. Now I'm a college student, studying English and editing, with an aim towards joining the publishing industry (and becoming a published author myself). My main hobby is video games, but I also love reading and writing fiction, and now and then I dip into Warhammer 40k where I play Tau and Space Marines (just all that blasted gluing and painting takes forever). I've been married for a year now, and for any with doubts, it beats living with roommates by every unit of measure I can think of.

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    April 30, 2015 2:39 PM EDT

    Travis huh? Suddenly I picture you looking like Ragnar Lothbrok

    Where in GB did you live Boz?

  • April 30, 2015 4:45 PM EDT

    Hello, guys.

    My name's Kayla. I live in Winnipeg, MB, which is about the coldest place below the Arctic Circle. I'm hoping to be a chef one day and am on a waiting list for culinary school. My hobbies include gaming (mostly FPS and RPG), cooking, reading, watching/playing soccer, and occasionally writing. I'm 18, turning 19 on June 24, and I still live in the house I was born in (well, the hospital is just down the road).

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    April 30, 2015 5:22 PM EDT

    Who's your football team?

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    April 30, 2015 5:24 PM EDT

    If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them. They're quite touchy about anything like that, especially my father. They're nice and all--I'm not saying that--but they're also touchy as hell. Besides, I'm not going to tell you my whole goddam autobiography or anything.

    ... For anyone who's still reading this, my name is John. I'm 24, finishing up my graduate degree in Accounting. I currently work part time in I.T., but I'll be working as an auditor once I graduate later this year. My interests include film, television, gaming, reading, porn, and sports (mostly basketball and American football). I also love to sing, but I'm super shy about it so don't ask me to sing for you. I have experience with opera, musical theatre, choral, barbershop, contemporary pop, a cappella, and probably more that I'm forgetting. I also like walking around in nature.

    I guess I'm a bit of a hippy, and I make no apologies for it. Music and nature really keep me grounded, and help counterbalance all the numbers of the Accounting world (not to mention Tips & Tricks -_- ). In my free time I enjoy speculating on ways to break Skyrim, eating pizza and ice cream, and the occasional beer and/or whiskey.

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    April 30, 2015 5:25 PM EDT

    Yay, a football fan! 

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    April 30, 2015 5:42 PM EDT

    Hi everyone.

    I live in Hampshire in the UK. My hobbies are just the usual stuff, computer games or helping the wife in the garden. I've been happily married for 9 years, but I've actualy been with my wife for around 15 years. The step kids have all grown up and make their way in the world one way or another. My wife had cancer three years ago which from then has dominated our lives. She had the all clear after an operation, but since then she had two more occurances of the cancer. She's just had a third operation and will soon be udergoing Radio therapy. (She's clausterphobic so she's half terrified).

    The reason I'm mentioning it is because over the last few years its been a dominating factor in our lives, not for anyone's sympathy. One of my main hobbies and the main reason I joined the blog was because of my wifes first cancer. While I was at the hospital I started writing a story which I have been working on for over two years, (U.O.T.W.) I add to the story constantly and often read it to her. (I haven't added to it for over a week and she's hounding me something bloody awful).

    We've season tickets to the animal park where they have otters and wolves. ( Not together obviousely ) and to Exbury gardens where they have a miniture steam railway. More than not we goto both places on a weekly basis. 

    We have a dog who thinks she's a human and a cat who thinks she's a dog...  

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    April 30, 2015 5:43 PM EDT

    There are far too few here. 

    PEC Zwolle is in the cup final..again :)