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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Debater Slayer, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Debater Slayer

    Debater Slayer Born-again Glompist
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    In recent months, I have grown more and more convinced that if some of my good friends that I know offline were to post here and I only had text and debates to go by, I'd probably not like them nearly as much as I do. Ditto for them if they only saw that one aspect of me.

    This thread is for you to tell other RFers about yourself. It could be an introduction, a personal story, or even just a bunch of random facts about yourself. Basically, this thread is meant as a reminder that RF is a community, not just a virtual war zone of debates and heated disagreement.

    Go ahead! And don't hesitate if you're a new member. Everyone is welcome to post about themselves here. :D
     
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  2. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    Nothing to see here...These aren't the droids you're looking for...move along....:p
     
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  3. sayak83

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    I am your friendly neighborhood nerdy professor.
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  4. Draka

    Draka Wonder Woman

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    I'm a mom, a partner, a liberal, a vet, a Girl Scout leader, a Pagan, a book lover, a gamer, and a friend. I am kind, soft-hearted, scattered and a bit messy. I've lost a lot in life and hit rock bottom and pulled myself back up. I am a phoenix. I am.
     
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  5. Jollybear

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    Hmm, lets see....:cool: . Ill tell some facts, then things that consume me from experiences.

    Born in canada. Live in USA, married, no kids. Drive semi for living.

    Have had wrong things happen to me from employers and banks. Based on that, my mind is consumed with the goals of freedom. My goal is to be debt free and make a homestead. So far, the goal is being reached, slow and steady.

    Believe in God and a after life. Hate hypocrisy. Who doesent though, right? I wonder if hypocrites hate hypocrisy? Only in others i gauss.

    Am a libertarian. Government over regulates. I hate it. Like exercise, id like to do more if i wasnt working so much. But, will do so down the road after the goal is all reached, if i dont die before then obviously.
     
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  6. Sunstone

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    I live along the Front Range of the Rockies, near Cheyenne Mountain.

    I like walking about the town, hiking the hills and mountains, camping in the wilderness, and soaking nude in hot springs.

    I paid my college room and board to study philosophy by fighting fires for the city.

    I once owned and operated a small business with 13 employees, including my ex-secretary, who I was especially fond of, in part because she taught me — better than anyone else — that people with absolutely no intellectual interests could be lovely, wise and compassionate.

    When I was 16, I hitchhiked around the Western United States, living on the streets of the cities I found myself in. At that time, I was one of four people I met who were 16 or younger. Nowadays, there are thousands of kids younger than 16 living on the streets.

    I didn’t figure out I’d married my first wife for her looks until after I was divorced — the obvious often escapes me.

    I was raised in a tiny Mid-Western American town of 2,500 people in which the dogs were allowed to vote in local elections on the theory they knew everyone in the community just as well as anyone.

    My second marriage was to a brilliant, but abusive woman who herself had been abused as a child, and it created in me an intense interest in fighting against all manner of abuse.

    At thirty-seven, I lost nearly everything I owned, including everything I’d built my self-identity on, and consequently discovered the art of dying. I haven’t felt afraid of death since.

    EDIT: This being RF, I should perhaps mention that I have sustained a 40 year long interest in mysticism. My approach has largely -- but not exclusively -- been akin to that of a scholar, rather than a practitioner or seeker.

    Apart from the ten things mentioned above, there is nothing else about me that could possibly interest anyone. That’s the greatest tragedy of my life: I haven’t enough personal stories to keep up my end of a good bar conversation — a fact I feel compelled to compensate for by indulging in endless jokes about farts.
     
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  7. sun rise

    sun rise "Love pour forth from the heart of the universe."
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    I was raised in upstate New York, studied chemistry, then drugs came into my life followed by psychology. I thought psych was going to be a profession but it turned out to be about getting myself back together from use of pot, lsd and other such drugs.

    Then, in a classic move, I entered the computer profession where I was a developer, system administrator and a few other such roles in small and large businesses. I discovered my inner geek or even nerd and realized that I enjoy technology.

    The big company experiences convinced me that railing at government is a mistake - bigness leads to bureaucracy and the red tape of a major corporation was no better and no worse than the red tape of government.

    Along the way, starting at the end of my drug days I moved from not paying any attention to anything related to the divine to become a seeker ultimately finding Meher Baba. One of his messages is that any path can lead to the divine even the path of an atheist seeking truth and justice. It's all good if pursued with an open heart and an open mind.

    As far as politics go, I was raised as a liberal but once voted a split ticket between libertarians and socialists in a fit of indecisiveness. A decade ago I even for a time considered voting Republican but given that the party no longer has anything I would call a positive outlook on anything including honesty, I've moved very much leftward.

    But even there, I would classify myself as a fiscal conservative noting that the deficit goes down under Democratic presidents.

    I've also been married for almost 50 years now. I would not call it commitment and it certainly was not a perfumed bed of roses for the first decade. What I would call it is "sheer, unadulterated stubbornness". Neither of us would give up until a lot of the mutual idiocy had been burned away in a raging emotional fire.
     
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  8. TheBannerofHomuraAkemi

    TheBannerofHomuraAkemi Active Member

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    I'm a poet.

    My favorite poet is Charles Baudelaire and his work The Flowers of Evil.
     
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  9. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Living Dead Girl

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    My former life, so long ago, I was a very Conservative Southern Baptist, and I hated life and wanted to die. I barely graduated high school, drank often and heavily, got into crime, and wasn't a very good person.
    Now, in my post-god life where I have accepted myself and becoming myself, I'm out in the Left field, take inspirations from Buddhism, Luciferianism, and Daoism, I rarely drink (and even more rare that I get drunk), graduated from college with honors, distinctions, magna cum laude, and jay walking is about the only "crime" I commit anymore.
    And I recently moved out of Indiana to California, and wishing I would have done it much sooner.
     
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  10. Rival

    Rival Mondasian
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    I doubt most people are seriously interested in my backstory as it's nothing special. I'm a socially conservative girl who wears short dungarees whatever the weather and, in said bad weather, accompanied by a bright red coat that isn't actually waterproof but has a hood.

    I start debates with people on RF mostly because I find it funny. I enjoy reading certain users' posts and generally skip others', which doesn't actually include much scrolling anymore because those others may be on ignore. I gave up arguing against Muslims because now my target audience appears to be Christians, who more or less tend to target you, rather than the other way. They mostly seem to like telling me that my faith isn't real and it was invented by some Rabbis in a cave who apparently had nothing better to do, which is ridiculous given what Jewish people have been faced with throughout most of history; it's not like they had time to care what other people's religions were, let alone invent one for them. Oh well.

    I have studied English, History and Philosophy. I enjoyed all of them apart from our English teacher was a hypochondriach who was, well, never there. Our later English Language teacher wasn't actually an English Language teacher but a Literature teacher, so those lessons went awry too at times.

    I have been fascinated with Judaism since I was a child and when I was 11 I proclaimed myself a Jew. All the kids at my rather small Secondary School found out and as I wasn't a passive kid, when this prefect started bullying me I started back and we were fighting on the playground. She was 16 and I 11. The kids were in a circle around us chanting 'Jew' at me; all 500 of them. Not a ring in my ears I'll easily if ever forget.

    I don't watch T.V., and films bore me to tears; I can't remember the last time I sat through a full film. I enjoy listening to things on Youtube because it means I can do other things, such as diary writing or doodling.

    I like to listen to all sorts of music, but much of it is in foreign languages. Notably French, Arabic and more French.

    The person I dream about most from RF is Saint Frankenstein; I assume because we talk a lot. And Tumah; we don't talk a lot because I've been banned apparently and I have this weird cybercrush on him, which is not news and it's also really awkward.

    I have travel sickness and if you catch me on a bad day with it, you'd think I'd drunk myself stupid on 5 bottles of Russian vodka - and trust me, that's exactly how it feels. I also have childhood onset insomnia, which means I have never slept well and I have a lot of trouble sleeping, staying asleep and so on. It's not unusual for me to lie in bed for 5 or more hours awake but too tired to do anything else, unable to fall asleep.
     
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  11. Sunstone

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    Good bio!

    I have long suspected you were created in a cave by rabbis. Is that true? Or is it just another RF rumor no one knows how it got started?
     
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  12. sayak83

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    Well done! Turning your life around like that. Congrats. Hope you have a decent job and great life from now on.
     
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  13. Rival

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    I actually started it just to see who would believe me. I was really obviously created on Mondas and am a Cyberman. We live underground on Mondas so I'm not sure if that counts as a cave.
     
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  14. Sunstone

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    Three of the six or seven most influential people in my life were nerdy professors. I have a fondness for the type.
     
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    sayak83 Well-Known Member
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    I hope to be a good influence on some of the students I teach. :)
     
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    From what I know of you on RF, I strongly suspect you are and have been. Not trying to flatter you, either. That's my best guess.
     
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  17. Rival

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    I wonder if I should write one of these in a POV from Naftali :neutral: :relaxed:
     
  18. Shadow Wolf

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    EXTERMINEREN!
    EXTERMINEREN!
     
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    You forgot to tell everyone you're a brilliant writer and drop-jaw gorgeous too. Tsk. Tsk. The "sins of omission", as the Catholics say.
     
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    I'm with Sayak on this one. Your accomplishments in turning yourself around are extraordinary, Wolf.
     
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