Welcome Fellow Trekkies! The GTD Get to Know You thread

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Alidar Jarok, Jan 21, 2010.

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How excited are you that I'm here?

  1. W00t!! Let's get this party started!

    238 vote(s)
    71.7%
  2. I'm ok with it, I'll live.

    68 vote(s)
    20.5%
  3. Meh.

    18 vote(s)
    5.4%
  4. BOO!! GO AWAY!!!

    8 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. Count Zero

    Count Zero Says who? Moderator

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    Welcome, newbies! Interesting name, [N]. What does it mean?
     
  2. [N]

    [N] Ensign Newbie

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    There isn't much of an explanation to be honest lol I just like characters that have one letter as a name, like V from V for Vendetta, there's a guy in the new Pokemon games called N, there are other I'm sure. The one letter makes them quite mysterious, I find
     
  3. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Have you found the Red Shirt Lounge?
     
  4. [N]

    [N] Ensign Newbie

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    I have not, where/what is it?
     
  5. 6079SmithW

    6079SmithW Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I thought it stood for "concentration of nitrogen". ;)

    Welcome aboard!
     
  6. Awesonne

    Awesonne Ensign Red Shirt

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    Hello everyone! I am into Star Trek since I was a kid, when, raised by a trekkie uncle (who for instance named his small business "Enterprise"), I watched all of TOS, all the movies then available in my native tongue, part of TNG, and a bit of Voyager. During my adolescence I didn't cultivate this interest too much, keeping it just as a warm and familiar background, but in the last few months the passion came back with some strength, so I've decided to rewatch TOS and finally complete watching the other series. Of course, now I also have Internet, so why not having a trip into the trekker community?
    Other than this, I watch a lot of different tv shows, play videogames, study Philosophy (basically Logic and Epistemology) and Neuroscience, and in general love sci-fi. So I guess I'll also infest the off-topic sections :)

    EDIT: also, since English is not my first language, I preemptively apologize for any error I may make!
     
  7. Count Zero

    Count Zero Says who? Moderator

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    Welcome! :)
    Your post looks fine as far as English is concerned. And don't woryy, there are many posters here who aren't native speakers, including me. Just out of curiosity, what is your first language?
     
  8. Awesonne

    Awesonne Ensign Red Shirt

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    Italian! Yours, if I may?

    also, /()
     
  9. Count Zero

    Count Zero Says who? Moderator

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    Ah, beautiful language. :) Mine's German.

    I must admit I'm not familiar with that chat symbol. Is it someone greeting/saluting?
     
  10. Awesonne

    Awesonne Ensign Red Shirt

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    Thank you! I have a fascination for german as well, I hope I'll learn it some day.

    Symbol is a brohoof, the other - if he wants to point out he watches MLP - is supposed to answer with the symbol mirrored

    /() ()\
     
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  11. Count Zero

    Count Zero Says who? Moderator

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    Ah, that seems to be another variant. So far, I've only seen this version of the brohoof: /) with the answer being the other way around.
     
  12. Awesonne

    Awesonne Ensign Red Shirt

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    Oh, I see. Saw it a couple of times on /mlp/ then started using it. Well, (\, then.
     
  13. Eat-Da-Tribble

    Eat-Da-Tribble Ensign Newbie

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    Hello. Glad to be here. Before, I would like to apologize for my English, it's not very good.
    I'm a trek fan since I was... well in the early '80s, when I was I child. I'm a huge TOS and TNG follower, and love DS9 too. Now, I'm currently into trek literature and writing some fanfic (but not in English)
    And I love Spot.
     
  14. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Hi to everyone who joined over the last week while I was on holiday! Hope you're enjoying being here.
     
  15. Count Zero

    Count Zero Says who? Moderator

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    If you're a fan we have a discussion thread for every new episode in Sci-Fi & Fantasy and a general Brony thread in The Neutral Zone (it's a hidden forum on here which is largely unmoderated, you have to opt in in your User CP to see it).


    And hello, Eat-Da-Tribble. I became a fan at the same point and age as you, it seems.
     
  16. Minuet

    Minuet Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Hey forum!

    I'm a ditzy geek in her mid-twenties. I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and all of the then available films. I remember hopping into the show around the fifth season, and I completely ate it up. Wesley was, ironically, one of the reasons I loved the show, and only because I wanted to be like him (not for attractiveness purposes--I mean, not that he isn't attractive, but I'm not really attracted to men).

    Oddly enough, the one film that I latched onto more than any of them was The Motion Picture. I had a recording of the extended television version on VHS and would watch it constantly, to the extent that I memorized the commercial breaks as well as the dialogue from the film (yeah, I boldly went there). The scope and epicness of the first film blew me away, enough to override any lethargy in the pacing. It always disappointed me when the TNG films kind of went Hollywood with the explosions and villains, and then the new 2009 film seemed to be all about flash and bang with a perhaps overly complicated weirdo sci-fi plot. But I still enjoyed it. I enjoy all of them. I'm a goddamned trekkie.

    Anyway, there's my ramble.

    *gets off soapbox*
     
  17. slackbladder

    slackbladder Lieutenant Junior Grade

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    me too.
     
  18. Felidae

    Felidae Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Hey all, just posted a bit of an intro in the Red Shirt Lounge but only now seeing this. So hello!
    I also grew up watching the Next Generation, with mom.. dad never liked Trek so we used to tape the episodes and watch them on sundays. Still have a great love for TNG, but two other favs are Voyager (how do you guys shorter that??) and ENT. Hated ENT at first, was so not Star Trek! But after a while the characters grew on me and I loved that it was not so "clean" as the other Treks.

    A while back mom and me watched all ENT episodes, followed by all TNG ones, and we only just finished Voyager.. so now, I think I might still start watching DS9.. Didn't much like Sisko, and I really dont like Ferengi. Odo however and Dax, great characters!

    Eh, dunno what else to post here except once again that I'm off to explore the rest of the forum. :)
     
  19. Minuet

    Minuet Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I also didn't like Enterprise at first, but it grew on me. The latter two seasons are the best. Voyager had its ups and downs, the downs being way too far down in quality, while the ups were merely pretty good.

    Please watch DS9, you'll love it. :)
     
  20. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

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    Happy Burned Replicated Bird Meat Day!

    New but not new, as I've forgotten my old handle and email used when I was here years ago (Enterprise was still on).

    I started watching Star Trek in 1966, when I was in high school, and have enjoyed all the series and films through the years (though I've missed a few DS9 and ENT episodes).

    I chose the "Melakon" handle because I knew of Skip Homeier's work before he appeared in TOS.

    (for some reason, my first attempt to post in this thread timed out, so trying again)