Let's Get To Know (and possibly see) Our Fellow Forteans

MercuryCrest

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We used to have a similar thread here....Feel free to ask questions of us all.

Things like:
-How do you pronounce your username?
-Where did your avatar come from?
-Why do I feel like I know you from a past life?
-And so on....

I'll start: Frideswide, how do you pronounce your own username? I pronounce it in my head "Fried-Es-Wide", but I'm guessing that that's wrong....
 

Ermintruder

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I'll start: Frideswide, how do you pronounce your own username
I'd always mentally translated it as being 'Freedes-videy'....am I anywhere close? Probably being too Latinate.

Perhaps I shouldn't, erm...intrude, with my theories, in general.

Though they might be true, for me, I don't think people should protect what they believe are their own sacred cows.

As an existential pixel-fixer, my avatar is a genderless, ageless bovine ninja/phantasm. Ermintrude was, and is evermore, a truly-aware creature, on that eternally-spinning world of The Magic Roundabout.

More people are killed every year by cows than are killed by sharks. Not out of malice: if ever, just from being over-protective. Or if in escape, to briefly evade the executioner that seeks to turn us into steak and shoes.

As a species, we cows possess immense power, deep intelligence, enormous responsibilities to provide eternal resources even unto death, and yet are respected by no-one. We exist, largely unseen, prisoners of society, in concentration camps that are built just behind fast-food resturants.

Beloved by all, and certain to fall.
Small, but perfectly-informed.
Doubtful, yet always trustworthy.
Never, ever, what, where or who You think.

Half the lies I tell are untrue.
 

Frideswide

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I'll start: Frideswide, how do you pronounce your own username? I pronounce it in my head "Fried-Es-Wide"
Frides-wide :D with a slight hesitation in the middle to be the ES lololol

hence my intimates call me Frides, or fridesy ;) Mind you, I'm under the impression that anyone who calls me Frides or Fridesy must be an intimate so that isn't diagnostic! :rofl:

@MercuryCrest are you really floating down a real Ganges?
My username is pronounced 'Mith-o-po-ik-uh'.
 

Shady

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And i apologise for calling Mythopoeika, Mythopedia and i always saw Frideswide as frieds wide, guess i may be wrong as well
 

Peripart

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I don't really know how my slightly-too-camp username should be pronounced. I appropriated it from a John Barnes book (not the World in Motion rapper, the other one), and I assume that the final "T" is not silent, but who knows?

My current avatar comes from a door I walked past in Oxford, via the camera on my old phone. The only previous one I recall using was taken from the cover of Roger Taylor's Fun in Space album - if you spot a member of an entirely unrelated forum using that image as their avatar, there's a slight possibility that it might be me...

And you don't know me from a past life. It was that other bloke, the one who looks a bit like me, and I was miles away when the unpleasantness happened.
 

Coal

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Coal. As it sounds. Insert your own joke here about 'fossil fuels'. Ex-electronics design engineer ('ex' about 12 weeks) with poor physics degree. Current reading for MSc in Psychology. Occasional anarchist. Opposed to unearned privileges and something of a republican. Inclined to take no-one's word for it at all. Occasional fisherman and blogger. You're either learning or stagnating...is kind of my motto, today anyway.

The avatar is "Wade's Stone". I like Wade, he seems like a decent fellow and he could throw big rocks at people who got in his way.

I rather like it here.
 

Ringo

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Can we also add a question:

Are you male or female? I sometimes get it wrong. As I read posts, I realise that i make assumptions about the author and then get all cofused when they mention their wife/husband etc.

So, I'm male.
I'm not sure how you pronounce Ringo normally as I only ever hear it screamed loudly, in the throws of ecstasy. I wish. It's pronounced just as you would think. As in, the drum-bashing, mop-haired, least popular Beatle.
 

Shady

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Shady is also female and she is single and a cook in a Residential/dementia home, she likes cats and scifi also loves action films, without screaming. falling, pathetic women in them
 

Frideswide

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Shady is also female and she is single and a cook in a Residential/dementia home, she likes cats and scifi also loves action films, without screaming. falling, pathetic women in them
Frideswide likes and admires Shady :) I loved working in a dementia home - i was activities manager - and the food was SO important in people's quality of life. From burn's night suppers to offering someone a beautifully presented fairy cake for afternoon tea......
 

Frideswide

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My current avatar comes from a door I walked past in Oxford
is it off a narrow street running north from a main shopping street? on the west side of that street?
 

Shady

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Frideswide likes and admires Shady :) I loved working in a dementia home - i was activities manager - and the food was SO important in people's quality of life. From burn's night suppers to offering someone a beautifully presented fairy cake for afternoon tea......
You are correct, it is important, and i love to cook, tomorrow i will be doing a homemade shepherds pie with cheese and tomato topping, with chips and garden peas, or fish cake chips and peas, and for pudding is a homemade mince pie with almond custard :D Anyone wanna come ? :p
 

GNC

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Shady is also female and she is single and a cook in a Residential/dementia home, she likes cats and scifi also loves action films, without screaming. falling, pathetic women in them
Ever since the great critic Anne Billson pointed out that most women in action movies are there to be kidnapped, I notice it every time I watch one.

Anyway, Gee-En-See, Eric the cowardly loudmouth from the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon, if I was on Earth in a past life I would never have come back, and male.
 

Ulalume

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Anyway, Gee-En-See, Eric the cowardly loudmouth from the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon, if I was on Earth in a past life I would never have come back, and male.
So, GNC...you have been identifying yourself as a king-sized canary for some years now. Care to explain?
(I'm assuming, of course, that you are not actually a giant bird) ;)

As for myself-
1.Oo-la-loom (intoned, preferably, in James Mason's voice. :p)

2.Francesca Woodman
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesca_Woodman

3.I have spent many lifetimes as that nosy neighbor who's always up in y'alls business.

4.Female.
 

Iris

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I'm female, love reading about the unexplained and mysteries. I like sci fi movies and talking or listening to people. If I am asked to help I make suggestions.
I have 2 married daughters with lovely husbands and one daughter who lives with me.
My oldest granddaughter has just been accepted into Law.
 
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