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Hello everyone, I just joined.

I am 28/yo female.

My name and avatar are Tron-related but I'm not really sure why. I just kind of picked them and will likely change them in the future. (They are so unrelated to this whole Song of Ice and Fire world but, you know, I am in this forum so I obviously like that.)

I'm a fan of sci-fi and fantasy movies and shows (Firefly, Eureka, X-Files, LOTR) though I have read very little sci-fi and even less fantasy.

So I'm nerdy but not the sexy CosPlay kind of nerdy, just the kind that sits at home and reads and drinks tea alone like a hermit loser.

I'm even too afraid to start going to the local game shop to join in the RPG club there even though I really want to.

I was considering taking up a prison inmate penpal but that seems drastic and probably wouldn't turn out to be as devastatingly romantic as I imagine it would be.

I have never seen the HBO show - Game of Thrones. I have only read A Game of Thrones and the very first part of A Clash of Kings. I have read all of the World of Ice and Fire. It had some spoilers.

Lately I have been feeling really lonely and without friends to connect with. I have only lived in this city where I live now, for 2 and a half years, but I've never been a very outgoing person anyway. I barely had a social life before that.

It's hard for me to make new friends and I think I have trouble maintaining relationships. I really just want people to talk to, a community to be part of. So here I am! Hello! I hope this hasn't been an overshare.

Welcome to the boards! :cheers:

Perhaps you might want to check out TTTNE in Forum Games. It's a part of the board where I for my part found friends. Not only online friends. Real friends.

I was Spam King last year, and this year, I'm Hand. Perhaps...

And if you like, I could drop you my skype handle. I like making new friends and getting to know new people. =o)

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Welcome @Quorra!

Learning to dance is a great way of changing the way you feel about the world around you and to change the view the world has about you.

Thanks for the advice and the welcome! I'll be careful of spoilers. It has been so difficult to avoid them. I can count about 5 big events that I haven't read in the books, but I'm almost positive I know about already. Such a let down. But what can I expect when I'm behind the trend!

It's funny you mention dancing because I take a weekly dance class but somehow it's not conducive to friend-making for me, for some reason. I smile and make some small talk in there but, yeah. Anyway, thanks for the warm welcome!

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Thanks, King Tyrion I! l'll check out the game. I've never skyped before. I'll have to warm up to that idea.

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Hello everyone, I just joined.

I am 28/yo female.

My name and avatar are Tron-related but I'm not really sure why. I just kind of picked them and will likely change them in the future. (They are so unrelated to this whole Song of Ice and Fire world but, you know, I am in this forum so I obviously like that.)

I'm a fan of sci-fi and fantasy movies and shows (Firefly, Eureka, X-Files, LOTR) though I have read very little sci-fi and even less fantasy.

So I'm nerdy but not the sexy CosPlay kind of nerdy, just the kind that sits at home and reads and drinks tea alone like a hermit loser.

I'm even too afraid to start going to the local game shop to join in the RPG club there even though I really want to.

I was considering taking up a prison inmate penpal but that seems drastic and probably wouldn't turn out to be as devastatingly romantic as I imagine it would be.

I have never seen the HBO show - Game of Thrones. I have only read A Game of Thrones and the very first part of A Clash of Kings. I have read all of the World of Ice and Fire. It had some spoilers.

Lately I have been feeling really lonely and without friends to connect with. I have only lived in this city where I live now, for 2 and a half years, but I've never been a very outgoing person anyway. I barely had a social life before that.

It's hard for me to make new friends and I think I have trouble maintaining relationships. I really just want people to talk to, a community to be part of. So here I am! Hello! I hope this hasn't been an overshare.

Hey new face!

I'm Cora, lol nothing is wrong with sharing !! Its great!

So who are your favorite characters so far?

Favorite house?

And there are loads if us on the forum so I bet you'll find someone to talk to!

I'll even talk lol

Tron us great, though I have only seen Legacy. Very few of the first movie....

Changing your name is always fun lol

I hope you find a name you like!

PS if you're feeling chatting (whenever that is) come to IRC

:)

http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/ircChat/

Jon W. I need to try this tea :idea:

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So who are your favorite characters so far?

Favorite house?

Tron us great, though I have only seen Legacy. Very few of the first movie....

I honestly can't recall much of the first movie but Legacy, on the other hand, was visually amazing.

I think it would be difficult to choose a fave character now, what about you?

I enjoy Tyrion's chapters for the clever dialogue, Daenerys's plot fascinates me, Arya is so extremelly endearing, and I enjoy the dynamics of all the characters at the Wall - their unique perspective of all events to the south.

I'm most impressed with the complexity of each character - each person is treated with a certain pity for their faults.

Although, I was so frustrated at times with Catelyn and with Ned!

It's the same with choosing a favorite house. I would not enjoy any one of them as much if they didn't have the others to contrast with.

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Thanks, King Tyrion I! l'll check out the game. I've never skyped before. I'll have to warm up to that idea.

You're welcome. =o)

That's a thread actually. "The Thread That Never Ends". We currently have No. 453.

And Skyping can be fun indeed.

"Tron" - the old movie - is quite awesome. Loved it.

<waves to Cora> =o)

Guess, we both need to taste that tea Jon mentioned.

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I honestly can't recall much of the first movie but Legacy, on the other hand, was visually amazing.

I think it would be difficult to choose a fave character now, what about you?

I enjoy Tyrion's chapters for the clever dialogue, Daenerys's plot fascinates me, Arya is so extremelly endearing, and I enjoy the dynamics of all the characters at the Wall - their unique perspective of all events to the south.

I'm most impressed with the complexity of each character - each person is treated with a certain pity for their faults.

Although, I was so frustrated at times with Catelyn and with Ned!

It's the same with choosing a favorite house. I would not enjoy any one of them as much if they didn't have the others to contrast with.

My favorite? um......lol

Dunk, Arya, Tyrion, Mya Stone, and Visenya

(I know there are other's but these come first for me)

Cat, blech I hate that bitch almost as much as I hate her sister :stillsick:

Ned :crying: poor stupid honorable Ned!

lol hope you enjoy the boards!!

You're welcome. =o)

That's a thread actually. "The Thread That Never Ends". We currently have No. 453.

And Skyping can be fun indeed.

"Tron" - the old movie - is quite awesome. Loved it.

<waves to Cora> =o)

Guess, we both need to taste that tea Jon mentioned.

Hey! *waves to her king*

Yes, we must try this tea!

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This forum has been a godsend for me after realizing GRRM is going to torture my soul forever w the release of WoW... I am a husband, father, Air Force veteran (4 yrs), sports enthusiast, avid reader and believe R+L=J. I fully support the Others as the good guys, at least not purely evil. And above all else DESPISE Daenerys Targaryen a thousand times over!

Ha! This soul torturing is clearly a sweeping epidemic on a grand scale!

Oh, whatyou say about Dany! I can't wait to find out why! No Spoilers! I just started a Clash of Kings!

Welcome from one newcomer to another!

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I keep answering that question with everything short of classical ballet and oriental/bellydance (and would definitely do that too, given the opportunity).

Why? I am hard pressed keeping track of all the dances I do. On a very regular basis (two nights a week) I dance the 10 international competitive standard and latin dances: Slow waltz, tango, Viennese waltz, quickstep, slowfox(foxtrot), samba, chachachà, rumba, pasodoble, jive. But I don't actually compete: I dance for my partner's and my own enjoyment. Ocasionally I dance Sevillanas and some flamenco, lindy hop and other jazz/swing dances, salsa and Cuban rueda de casino, bachata if there's no other music in the house, Argentine tango de salón, and a few European folk dances. I used to do even more, and also used to teach the 10 dances and lindy hop and present on stage or in formation dances, but then the kids required me to stay home most nights. Some say I am a true dance enthusiast.

Wowzers! I'm a dance enthusiast, too! I don't participate in nearly as many styles as you do, but I love to try anything and everything related to dance. I do not compete and I don't perform. It's a shame you don't continue to perform and teach! Maybe when the kids get older you will? My main love is classical ballet but I've taken a lot of modern, contemporary, and a scattering of jazz classes too. The occasional tap and hip hop. I just love ballet the most. Though I've never done pointe and probably never will becuase I have plenty of technique to work on without that added challenge. The expense of it, the necessary additional classes it would necessitate and the potential for pain and injury don't seem worth the investment although I would LOVE to try it just once!

Do you attend a lot of performances? I don't attend as many as I probably should. For example, the Alvin Ailey troupe toured not that long ago and I regret not going when they were in town. There's a 3-day dance showcase coming up soon and I'm looking forward to it. It's a bunch of local companies plus a few visiting groups from out of state.

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A place for people to post a message introducing themselves to the forum, if they wish to. It's entirely optional to post an introduction, but if you do want to post one, do so here rather than starting a new thread.

It doest seem that way for a first time blogger. Highly intimitated by other posts & no interest in the books or films, just hooking up! Shit forum for us in the UK|

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I'm going to be honest I just srcolled down all that had recently joined as I'm a bit of a cowbag & will not whitter on about the narratives I love! However, I Guess How The Story Goes............ :D


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Lol :rofl: Hey Debora Bell, welcome to the forum :D

I hope you enjoy the boards! Its a pretty chill place and there is always something to talk about :p

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Hello everyone. My other obsessions include Harry Potter, LoTR and Naruto. Picked up game of thrones at a bookstore two weeks ago, and I was hooked from the very first page. I love the extensive world and the complex characters. The characters of Varys and Littlefinger intrigue me the most. My favourite character is Ned Stark. I've finished three books and am halfway through the fourth, so I thought I should join a forum. Funny thing is when I google searched ir, I discovered that this series already has a TV adaptation. Then I saw this great community and thought I should join in. :)

I look forward to meeting, befriending and debating with you guys.

Cheers. ;) \O/

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I've finished three books and am halfway through the fourth, so I thought I should join a forum.

Welcome Moriath to the forum.

Since you have not read all the books, be very careful of spoilers - you may want to limit your participation to the forums dealing with the books you have already read.

If you already own A Dance with Dragons and feel perky you may ponder to read the combined way of reading A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons as proposed in the link in my signature. ;)

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I'll definitely try reading the way you suggested senpai! :D. And thanks for the warm welcome!

I don't mind spoilers at all. Actually, this makes it even more interesting for me because I'm able to delve deeper into the mind of the characters and notice more details, because I know what's gonna happen and can focus on the events leading up to that end :D

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Hey Moriath! :D

Welcome to the boards!

I like your outlook on spoilers xD :thumbsup:

I hope you enjoy it here and you post! Start threads! Meet people! Oh and don't get scared if the boards shut down sometimes, they come back :D

I respect Varys a lot, he just seems to understand the game :smug: no one can tell him anything!

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Hello everyone. I hail from India and am a very new ASOIAF fan. My other obsessions include Harry Potter, LoTR and Naruto. Picked up game of thrones at a bookstore two weeks ago, and I was hooked from the very first page. I love the extensive world and the complex characters. The characters of Varys and Littlefinger intrigue me the most. My favourite character is Ned Stark. I've finished three books and am halfway through the fourth, so I thought I should join a forum. Funny thing is when I google searched ir, I discovered that this series already has a TV adaptation. Then I saw this great community and thought I should join in. :)

I look forward to meeting, befriending and debating with you guys.

Cheers. ;) \O/

Namaste, Moriath!

Welcome to the board! :cheers:

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I respect Varys a lot, he just seems to understand the game :smug: no one can tell him anything!

Except for Ser Ilyn, even though he can't speak words.

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