INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!

Things that don't belong anywhere else. (Check first).

Moderators: Moderators General, Prelates, Magistrates

User avatar
Durinthal
Posts: 799
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:46 pm UTC
Location: 127.0.0.1

Postby Durinthal » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:49 am UTC

The flipped text can be done here. It was on the front page of digg about a week ago so it's not surprising to see it elsewhere now.

User avatar
SecondTalon
SexyTalon
Posts: 26519
Joined: Sat May 05, 2007 2:10 pm UTC
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA, Mars. HA!
Contact:

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:16 pm UTC

¿ʇı ǝsɹǝʌǝɹ puɐ ʇı dılɟ 'uʍop ƃuıɥʇ ʎɯ ʇnd ı
heuristically_alone wrote:I want to write a DnD campaign and play it by myself and DM it myself.
heuristically_alone wrote:I have been informed that this is called writing a book.

User avatar
Briareos
Posts: 1940
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:40 pm UTC
Location: Town of the Big House

Postby Briareos » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:48 pm UTC

I have read xkcd for a long time.

I have read these fora for a shorter time, but I have been impressed by the extremely high quality of the discussion.

Yes! Well . . .

Q. What's non-orientable and lives in the sea?

User avatar
MFHodge
Posts: 4246
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:27 pm UTC
Location: :noitacoL Raleigh, NC
Contact:

Postby MFHodge » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:56 pm UTC

Briareos wrote:Q. What's non-orientable and lives in the sea?

I don't know, what is non-orientable and lives in the sea?

Upside down text isn't working on this browser (no big surprise, though).

Hi new people, thanks for making the intros!
Image

User avatar
crazyjimbo
Posts: 887
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:45 pm UTC
Location: Durham, England
Contact:

Postby crazyjimbo » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:59 pm UTC

Briareos wrote:Q. What's non-orientable and lives in the sea?


Mobius Dick?

And welcome to the fora.

User avatar
Briareos
Posts: 1940
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:40 pm UTC
Location: Town of the Big House

Postby Briareos » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:11 pm UTC

crazyjimbo wrote:
Briareos wrote:Q. What's non-orientable and lives in the sea?


Mobius Dick?


Yep. And thanks. Glad to be here.

SBD
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:19 pm UTC
Location: Perth, Australia
Contact:

Postby SBD » Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:30 pm UTC

Hello all!

I found this webcomic through another forum, at Gamingsteve.com. The best webcomic I've come across (although I haven't come across that many), and Im sure my sister will appreciate some of the maths and science jokes more then I do; she's going for her PhD, I'm just passing yr 12 physics.
Physics fits your face better.

Spade of Fate
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:26 pm UTC
Location: page 403

Postby Spade of Fate » Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:32 pm UTC

Lurker. Found the place via a link on TAU (no, I don't expect you to know where that is.)

Planing to stop lurking and opening the "useless posts" valves and to vicously maul grammar in a alleyway about nowish.

AdamBrown
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:09 pm UTC

I introduce myself - lets try this again :)

Postby AdamBrown » Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:49 pm UTC

Hi my name is Adam, Im 20, and Im a long time reader first time poster. I'll save my post for later, but to affirm I am not a bot

Economica
Posts: 82
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:56 pm UTC

Postby Economica » Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:10 pm UTC

I've been reading xkcd for a few months. I congratulate you guys on having one of the most sensible, intelligent forums out there.

User avatar
Arabella
Posts: 39
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:47 am UTC
Contact:

Postby Arabella » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:15 pm UTC

I didn;t know this existed so I already posted. But I am a human. And the sort of laughter xkcd comics produces is a really good type. Not that type where you laugh at something because you think it's supposed to be funny. But laugh like you laugh at someone you know who tells a joke that you can actually relate to. Mm jokes i understand. Fundamental understanding.

liability
Posts: 28
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:19 pm UTC

Postby liability » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:33 pm UTC

Hey, i'm liability...I love the comic like everyone else, and i'm an engineer so there are very few jokes that manage to pass me by... I saw the forum and instantly wanted to subvert it for my own ends.

_________________

-Liability, who is now wondering how witty his avatar will need to be in order to secure the love of the fora.

User avatar
Wilibus
Posts: 419
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:21 pm UTC
Location: Regina, SK

Postby Wilibus » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:56 pm UTC

Hey guys, I have been reading your comic for a while and been lurking on your forums for the past couple of days and figured I'd make an account and start posting.

Anyways I am 23 currently working (albeit slowly) on my bachelor degree in mathematics.
"A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there."
-Charles Robert

User avatar
crazyjimbo
Posts: 887
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:45 pm UTC
Location: Durham, England
Contact:

Postby crazyjimbo » Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:22 pm UTC

So many new victi... members! *Big XKCD hug for everyone*.

liability wrote:-Liability, who is now wondering how witty his avatar will need to be in order to secure the love of the fora.


At least 12.6% wittier. :P

unicorn_porn
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:10 pm UTC
Location: Juneau, Alaska

Postby unicorn_porn » Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:49 pm UTC

I'm Riley and I'm new. Hello to everyone. I'm an-ex nerd, if there is such a thing? I think dropping out of highschool exempts me from being classified as one anymore. Now I have to go pretend to work...

User avatar
parkaboy
who dwells between the borders of time
Posts: 5539
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:17 am UTC
Location: la-la land
Contact:

Postby parkaboy » Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:37 am UTC

Economica wrote:I've been reading xkcd for a few months. I congratulate you guys on having one of the most sensible, intelligent forums out there.


i lol'd.
Image

Back in our day we had to walk uphill both ways through the snow on fire without feet to get fucking terrible relationship advice from disinterested and socially maladjusted nerds. Belial

User avatar
George Orr
Posts: 133
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:25 am UTC
Location: Southforest

Postby George Orr » Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:01 am UTC

Hi, I'm George Orr. The name comes from a character in a book by Ursula K. LeGuin. I've never seen anyone with the last name Orr, but if I did I would be very excited.

I'm 18, and I hail from Portland, Oregon, an awesome place with the best bookstore I have yet found (Powells, for those uninitiated). It rains sometimes, but I don't mind. I bike everywhere and generally enjoy being outside.

In academics I'm primarily interested in math and physics. Come fall I'll be starting College at Carleton in Northfield, MN, where I hope to major in physics but also study pretty much everything else. What I'd like to study most, given the chance, is the formation and evolution of Languages and numerical systems over time, and how different systems influence the range of thought available (kinda like the Sapir-whatever hypothesis). Studying that and physics would be just about my dream college experience.

That's about it, methinks.
Go, said the bird, for the leaves were full of children,
Hidden excitedly, containing laughter.
Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind
Cannot bear very much reality.

User avatar
pollywog
Let's party like it's my postcount
Posts: 1999
Joined: Sat May 12, 2007 10:10 am UTC
Location: Coolest little capital in the world
Contact:

Postby pollywog » Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:45 am UTC

Economica wrote:I've been reading xkcd for a few months. I congratulate you guys on having one of the most sensible, intelligent forums out there.


Please visit the Onanism thread and the Forum Games section.
suffer-cait wrote:hey, guys?
i'm fucking magic

floyd4one
Posts: 34
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:19 am UTC
Location: i'm in your head rearranging the furniture
Contact:

hi all

Postby floyd4one » Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:23 am UTC

long time forum lurker, finally got the courage up to introduce myself :oops:

[trivia] i like sailing, sleeping, sailing in that order. i'm also about to start working on my physics doctorate. eek. so yeah... i think i would fit in with the majority of the xkcd lovers. and also, i read the entire Ender's Game sagas because of xkcd. [/trivia]

hope that's interesting enough.

User avatar
Jauss
Posts: 1441
Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:49 am UTC
Location: PDX
Contact:

Postby Jauss » Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:41 am UTC

Hi everyone!

unicorn_porn wrote:I'm Riley and I'm new. Hello to everyone. I'm an-ex nerd, if there is such a thing? I think dropping out of highschool exempts me from being classified as one anymore. Now I have to go pretend to work...


School is temporary, nerdship is forever. Says the low level geek.

George Orr wrote:Hi, I'm George Orr. The name comes from a character in a book by Ursula K. LeGuin. I've never seen anyone with the last name Orr, but if I did I would be very excited.

I'm 18, and I hail from Portland, Oregon, an awesome place with the best bookstore I have yet found (Powells, for those uninitiated). It rains sometimes, but I don't mind. I bike everywhere and generally enjoy being outside.


Actually, George Orr from Portland, Oregon, one of my best friends has the last name Orr. (She wants to change it to her husband's name, but technically hasn't yet.) Her family lives in Gresham (*boo hiss* :razz:) and she lives in...Portland, OR! And so do I. Check my location.

And yes, it rocks to live in The City of Roses, though it's hot as hell these days, eh? Powell's FTW!
"Four out of five dentists prefer asses to hearts." - The Mighty Thesaurus

TheKhakinator
the next small girl on KRNT radio
Posts: 1130
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:11 pm UTC

Postby TheKhakinator » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:26 pm UTC

I'm not a bot. I totally passed the CAPTCHA test!
http://xkcd.com/c233.html

User avatar
AwesomeIncarnate
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:14 pm UTC

Postby AwesomeIncarnate » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:30 pm UTC

Hi. I'm AwesomeIncarnate. I am 22 and a computer science major. I enjoy nerdy things. When not nerding out, I like to play guitar.

My avatar is myself trying to look introspective after a bit of wine at the Getty museum in L.A.

User avatar
dpoeschl
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:01 pm UTC
Contact:

Postby dpoeschl » Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:12 pm UTC

Hey XKCD Forums! I'm Dave, I'm 23, and I've been following the forums here for a while and figured I'd post.

I have undergrad degrees in Computer Science & Math, and am working towards a Masters in CS.

Also, I play Guitar Hero professionally. It's a blast! :D

That's about it. Say hi sometime if you want - I'm pretty friendly.

laughingnome
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:58 pm UTC

Postby laughingnome » Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:24 pm UTC

Hey, I'm the laughingnome. Yes I know I'm missing a g. Thankyou for bringing my shame into the light. Are you happy now? Good. We can move on.

As far as I can tell I'm in a minority on here - I'm a 1st year enviromental biology student at the University of Technology, Sydney. Not a mathematician, not big on physics, and I only passed chemistry by agreeing to not set the benches on fire with butane again. That last bit may or may not be true.

Anyway, with the uni break my brain realised that it needed a continuous stream of knowledge and minions to propose crazy hypotheses to. So naturally I ignored them and joined xkcd :D

Oh and hi dpoeschl. I'm friendly too.

User avatar
MFHodge
Posts: 4246
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:27 pm UTC
Location: :noitacoL Raleigh, NC
Contact:

Postby MFHodge » Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:42 pm UTC

George Orr wrote:Hi, I'm George Orr. The name comes from a character in a book by Ursula K. LeGuin. I've never seen anyone with the last name Orr, but if I did I would be very excited.


My Geometry teacher was named Susan Orr, in Wake Forest, NC.

You need to become famous enough that your name becomes a verb, so that people can say that they "George Orr well".

(It was funny in my head. Not so much when I typed it out.)
Image

User avatar
SecondTalon
SexyTalon
Posts: 26519
Joined: Sat May 05, 2007 2:10 pm UTC
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA, Mars. HA!
Contact:

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:45 pm UTC

VTHodge wrote:
George Orr wrote:Hi, I'm George Orr. The name comes from a character in a book by Ursula K. LeGuin. I've never seen anyone with the last name Orr, but if I did I would be very excited.


My Geometry teacher was named Susan Orr, in Wake Forest, NC.

You need to become famous enough that your name becomes a verb, so that people can say that they "George Orr well".

(It was funny in my head. Not so much when I typed it out.)


I lol'd.
heuristically_alone wrote:I want to write a DnD campaign and play it by myself and DM it myself.
heuristically_alone wrote:I have been informed that this is called writing a book.

User avatar
chrispy1
Posts: 685
Joined: Sat May 19, 2007 10:52 am UTC
Location: Oakville ONT Canada

Postby chrispy1 » Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:53 pm UTC

For all the Canadians, Bobby Orr is a legend (kick-ass hockey player for those who don't know...)
Narsil wrote:For the record, I am not:
b)obsessed with penii, I just have bad luck and they follow me everywh...

SpitValve wrote:And as for Optimus being influenced by Buddhism, I severly doubt it.

User avatar
hestia
Posts: 106
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:17 pm UTC

Hi

Postby hestia » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:24 pm UTC

I'm msfayzer and I have been reading for a while and thought that I might as well get registered. I am a full time student of History and Music Education. I like to play music that is not assigned to me and read xkcd when I am supposed to be doing research.

That is all.

User avatar
damienthebloody
the most metal thing EVER
Posts: 2370
Joined: Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:25 pm UTC
Location: under a rock

Postby damienthebloody » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:51 pm UTC

Welcome, all ye new people :D
Especially to Floyd - don't be afraid, you should know from lurking that we're actually a very open community here. And also to Laughingnome - another sydney person! We're taking over, one by one.
And Msfayzer, because music teachers are made of awesome. :D
German Sausage wrote:Is that an EMP in your pants, or are you just outraged by my sexist behaviour?
liza wrote:When life gives you a wife made of salt, make margaritas?
Dance like you're stamping on a human face forever.

dawidi
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:16 am UTC
Location: 49 12, United States of Bavaria
Contact:

Postby dawidi » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:56 pm UTC

Hi xkcdians :)

I'm dawidi (german pronunciation, i.e. something like duuh-whee-dee; that used to mean "insane in a cute way" in my clique when I was a child) and I'm not a bot either. At least not that I knew of.
My day job is programming, but I spend at least as much time being the administrator in a forum for radio-controlled "multicopter"-type aircraft (really sweet geek toys btw).

I was "teh" nerd back in school (even though I didn't know the word then) but when I entered the university to study technical computer science I was surprised to find that even among all the linux-"wait I need to recompile my kernel"-fanatics, microcontroller assembler coders, math specialists etc. there I was considered to be the geekiest of the crowd.
Now I've got a job at a local EDI firm and I'm still the only one bringing a towel to the office on May 25th, or getting the humour of, say, the fourier-transformed cat...
Luckily I do have a few friends IRL as well as on the net that get my kind of jokes and won't cut off my hands as punishment for a bad pun.

Anyway... I've felt "at home" with Randall's comics (and with what I've read on the comic discussion threads here) ever since I found the site in February (though I don't remember what brought me here initially). Recently I've also come to appreciate the romance bits - even though that still seems like fiction to me. (Yes, jumping off a crashing space station on a bicycle is more plausible than today's comic!)

I just wanted to join the forums for now, don't have anything sufficiently witty to contribute yet.

Thanks for the great comics, Randall, and hellos again to the community. :D
"... and those are some of the things molecules do, given four billion years of evolution." (Carl Sagan)

SuperCow
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:53 pm UTC
Location: Indiana

Postby SuperCow » Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:57 pm UTC

27 y/o software developer (surprise, surprise!)

hobbies: gaming, coding, outdoor activities (unusual for a software developer? maybe) and creating paradoxes in the space-time continuum via time travel.

okay, I just made that last one up.

User avatar
Kantank
Posts: 34
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:32 pm UTC
Location: Mass
Contact:

>hello world

Postby Kantank » Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:22 pm UTC

Why hello there internet.
My name is Kantank a.k.a. Kantankeris of the Penny-Arcade boards. I will be attending the Massachusetts meet-up in September and am looking forward to fun times.

I do not plan on posting here often, as the SE++ boards at PA keep me busy enough but I love xkcd and my girlfriend does too. Glad to be here.

User avatar
George Orr
Posts: 133
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:25 am UTC
Location: Southforest

Postby George Orr » Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:34 pm UTC

Well, I guess there actually are people with the last name Orr out there. Just goes to show, I guess. I'm not exactly sure what it shows, but that's unimportant. It does make me happy, however, that a seeming mis-spelling could gain any sort of popularity as a name. There is yet hope for the English language!

dpoeschi, how does one play guitar hero professionally? That sounds amazing, both in terms of skill required and in terms of having an awesome job.
Go, said the bird, for the leaves were full of children,
Hidden excitedly, containing laughter.
Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind
Cannot bear very much reality.

User avatar
dpoeschl
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:01 pm UTC
Contact:

Postby dpoeschl » Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:14 pm UTC

George Orr wrote:dpoeschi, how does one play guitar hero professionally? That sounds amazing, both in terms of skill required and in terms of having an awesome job.


Well I have a real job too (developing software)... but I go to various Guitar Hero competitions across the country, most recently several stops of the World Series of Video Games. It does take a lot of practice time, but I can say that the money I make justifies flying around the country to different tournaments.

Plus a lot of the people who play are a lot of fun to hang out with. :)

User avatar
J Spade
Luppoewagan
Posts: 523
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:56 pm UTC
Location: Up a creek without a paddle
Contact:

Postby J Spade » Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:18 pm UTC

Whoops. Guess I didn't see this thread.

Uh... Yeah.


[silence]


*whistles*

Or all the rules threads, apparently.

User avatar
SpitValve
Not a mod.
Posts: 5130
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:51 am UTC
Location: Lower pork village

Postby SpitValve » Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:47 pm UTC

George Orr wrote:I've never seen anyone with the last name Orr, but if I did I would be very excited.


I know one of the chief oboists for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and he's an Orr...

User avatar
George Orr
Posts: 133
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:25 am UTC
Location: Southforest

Postby George Orr » Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:54 pm UTC

SpitValve wrote:
George Orr wrote:I've never seen anyone with the last name Orr, but if I did I would be very excited.


I know one of the chief oboists for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and he's an Orr...

Gaah! They're multiplying! I've had at least 5 different Orrs pointed out to me since I made that remark. Well, it's all for the best I guess.
Go, said the bird, for the leaves were full of children,
Hidden excitedly, containing laughter.
Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind
Cannot bear very much reality.

torritorri
Posts: 23
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:28 pm UTC
Location: SoCal
Contact:

Postby torritorri » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:30 pm UTC

Um, hi. I'm a high school student in SoCal, been reading xkcd for a while, same for the forums, but never got around to registering, so here I am...

Friends tell me that I'm rather shy, but give me caffeine, and I become...how to put this...spontaneous. Yup.

User avatar
ijmaxwell
Posts: 27
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:10 am UTC

Postby ijmaxwell » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:53 pm UTC

So, uh, I hate intro threads but everyone says I have to post here or be injured in some horrible manner involving raptors.

I live near Boston, I read xkcd, and I sometimes post things here. THE END.

User avatar
spiderqueen
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:37 pm UTC

Postby spiderqueen » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:20 am UTC

I fail very hard at sparklingly witty amusing introductions so I will keep this one simple and dull. I'm 28, female, and from Manchester, England. I have a pet snake who I'm rather stupidly fond of. I spend too much time online. I am not that good at maths, but I like linguistics. My last name is not Orr. I like cats. I read a lot. I've been lurking around for a while but thought I'd start posting a little now, so... yes. Here I am. Er. The end. Hi?


Return to “General”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 24 guests