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    So many people, so many lovely little faces....

    There are still rather a lot of the regulars missing though!
      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2013 edited
    Cat Vincent, and I've been here since the joint opened.

    These days I'm a professional writer - and half the reason I am frankly is because of the encouragement and examples from round here. Love you fuckers.

    My main area of interest is Weird Shit, but on the business card it says 'Fortean Journalist" for decorum's sake. I'm best known for my two part examination of the Slenderman phenomenon (Part 1 and part 2 here, free to air) and my rambling discussion of modern magical theory and practice, Guttershaman. I'm a contributing editor at Daily Grail, and have also appeared at Modern Mythology, Weaponizer and

    I live in Yorkshire with my beloved of 19 years, the artist Kirsty Hall. On occasion I scrub up OK.

    • CommentAuthormlpeters
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2013
    (fixed my links, back on page 3 - - my tech-fu is wanting.)
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2013
    (Robin did indeed choke both Patrick and I. At the same time. It was awesome.)
      CommentAuthorIan Mayor
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2013 edited
    Yet another Ian, lurker since Whitechapel launched, was on The Engine before that. Writer and computer games designer living in Newcastle UK.

    I'm here for the people, the level and tone of discourse and amazing links.

    You can find me at the Twitters and Tumblr if you so desire.
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2013
    (Yep, playing catch-up, sorry.)

    @ Wood: You're from the place that caused a teacher to throw a blackboard eraser at me for snickering after spotting its entendre-laden potential on a map in French class.

    I'd love to be able to say it was because I was a very immature 11 year old but nothing's changed much since then. Especially when it comes to Holding. A. Bitter. Grudge.
    • CommentAuthorIff
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2013 edited
    Um.. Hello. I'm not really used to doing this sort of thing, you know, standing up in front of crowds, &.. Well.

    My name's Kris. & I have a problem.

    Or I may just be confused as to what sort of introduction this is supposed to be. So. About me. I'm Canadian, moving to Vancouver from the middle of nowhere in less than a month, love to read, going to study to be a librarian. I'm new to here (second post, how exciting!) & will most likely lurk more than comment, unless I think I have something to say. The appearance of wisdom & mouths shut & all that. Or something.

    I have no facebooks, twitters, tumblrs, myspaces, or web profiles. Sorry. I have a rather bad picture, but no designated image host for it; I DO rank a middling 33% on the 'tall, dark, & handsome' scale, however.

    So. Back to lurking?

    Yes. That sounds good.

    [edited for spelling]
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2013
    @Iff - Hey & welcome! Librarians are pretty much the best people there are (and I should know, since one pushed me out into this world way back when), so you're golden.
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2013
    Better late than never. I'm Seb and I migrated over here long ago, after The Engine closed down. I'm from Melbourne and have hung out with a few of the other Melbournians on here, who are all lovely, intelligent, engaging people. I'm a freelance animator and illustrator, so I generally (very sporadically) post in the art & film related threads, but otherwise I'm pretty quiet.
    If you're keen, check out my animation showreel, which I recently updated. I'm also on twitter, tumblr, flickr and my own site.
    Looking through my webcam pics, they're nearly all horribly embarrassing shots of me pulling weird faces or posing for drawing/animation reference. I really out to make them into a Collage of Shame at some point.
    Here's what I look like when I fashion my regular hair into facial hair.
    what is wrong with me
    Whitechapel remains one of my favourite places on the net, because of people like you (yes, all of you).
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2013
    The thing you need to understand about Seb is that he avoids the embarrassment of posting a picture of himself pulling a face by instead posting a picture of himself tying his head hair into a beard and mustache mask.

    This is an important fact to remain cognizant of.
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2013
    Astute observation by Bill: I am a walking contradiction.
    • CommentAuthorJumpit
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2013
    My name is Jumpit and I am a crossed-o-holic.
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    I've considered Whitechapel my personal Kirtimukha when it comes to all things. I've been reading from the beginning but didn't make an account until 2009. The day my daughter was born, I was posting on here about it and I tend to check the threads several times a day even though I barely contribute anything except from lousy doodles.

    No one gets left in the stardust here. Everyone blazes bright.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2013
    I am Roadscum. I sit at the back, muttering to meself and occasionally shouting something incoherent. I am nowhere near as clever as i like to think i am. I am sometimes sharper than i look. Often when i open my mouth, something stupid falls out. Despite all this, the good people of Whitechapel tolerate me and chip in with a kind word or two now and then. They are a decent bunch.
    I joined up back in 2009, still grieving for someone who would have made this place her own but died before i could give her the laptop i'd got for her birthday. I'm less over that than i thought i was. I had ideas myself about writing and maybe some music, nothing much happened with any of it. I think perhaps a lot of it was based on who i was and who i wanted to be, over the years i've slowly come to realise i'm neither of those people.

    I never in a million years imagined i'd end up as a fat old lorry driver who takes pictures of bins though. It's a funny old life.

    I hate pictures of myself, but seeing as it's you and you asked nicely...
    I love saturdays
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    Hi, I'm Mat, live in London (the real one), work as a union organiser, and write short fiction and stuff in my spare time...
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    Hi, I'm Shannon. I'm from New Orleans. I mostly lurk in the background when I'm not hiding out in the photography thread. Here's me as of about ten minutes ago:
    Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2013
    Hello, I'm Jethro. I joined in 2008 riding high on the wave of having Warren use one of my songs on his podcast. I was unemployed at the time, feeling more than a little apprehensive about my future. Somehow I ended up as a camera operator for a large news network in the middle east. Over the last two years I've suddenly had the cash flow to pick up my own camera gear and I'm quite aggressively pursuing a secondary career in photography. As a result I'm generally found posting my findings in the photo thread. I love the whole place though and the community here is second to none. Seriously. Whitechapel still stands out like a sore thumb in amongst a sea of mediocrity and offensive banality. I tip my hat to every last one of you.

    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2013
    holy crap, roadscum has a face photo! Here I thought I was going to have to digitally assemble fragments of reflections from the side panels of skips ... I mean.
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    Howdy all,

    Fan of Crossed, Stitched, Uber, Extermination Parade, and Caligula.
    Student of Biology and Economics and all the creepy crawlies that are fun so long as they don't happen to me.
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2013 edited
    Oh, a new introductions thread! Great to get some more inside dirt of people here.

    So, I'm Janos, 38 years old, living in Finland, and I'm... all over the fucking place, I guess. I'm currently making my living in the communications side of a well known Finnish gaming company, all the while doing a scientific research dive school and some marine bio as a side job, and I literally just half an hour or so ago submitted the final text of my first novel to the editor. I consider myself to be mainly a writer, but I make some interactive fiction, play theremin in Älymystö and Viihteen uusi aalto, I'm learning game coding which I used to do in the hallowed micro computer era, and I have hopes and dreams of re-learning how to draw. Transmetropolitan from the previous overlord was a piece of storytelling that carried me through 13 years of journalism (and from the current regime I can heartily recommend Contract and A Serpent Uncoiled as great reads, although I'm not yet in a career where those would help), I've made my living as the publicist and making-of producer of Moon Nazis and as a translator, researcher in computational linguistics, sniffer of acetone and a porn magazine writer. I tend to lead a fairly active life of diving, geocaching, urban exploration, bouldering/wall climbing, and being largely unable to resist an impulse or delay gratification to a measurable degree.

    This is approximately how I look when I'm having a good time.

    I was lured here by taphead in 2009 a phase of life when I had totally lost all hope and respect for online communities of any size and shape, and boy, did this crew give me a positive bitchslap on that. Right off the bat I fell in love with the creativity, the sheer volume of crazy output and the great attitude of the Whitechapel folks, and the fact that if you act like a tit in here, you'll get a loving knee in the metaphorical groin. This forum actually helped me restart my artistic output and get that shit together, which makes me grateful. Lately I've mostly posted on the social threads like open mic and the vile hugging threads, but also to the video game conversations, news and weird shit threads.

    This is my blog which I spam in here too blatantly.