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    The best way to start these things is to get everyone saying hello. So please introduce yourselves in this thread, adding a photo if you've got one (trust me -- the web works much better when people see that there are real people on the other end of a post).

    Obviously, if you've said hello in previous Introduction threads, there's no need to do it again.

    We don't insist on real names here. I find it helps, but, frankly, if you want to be a completely fictional invention of yourself, go right ahead. Hell, I've even known people who have started out fictional and then become their own invention.

    Hello. I'm Warren.

    -- W
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      CommentAuthorTJHASTY
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2009
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    hello
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    I'm reasonably sure I've posted here before since my account claims it's been around since April of 2008, but I've been at best a lurker. Seeking to maybe actually participate at this point it seems polite to introduce myself again.

    Hello! I'm Jon, or j.c. (I answer to both). I'm a programmer in Durham, North Carolina, USA. I like comics, music, creating random stuff, and a range of books. I think about here is where I should say something funny, but I haven't had enough coffee yet to trust that I'd come off as clever, instead of being an ass.

    And to make things complete, here's me, as of about 5 minutes ago:
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      CommentAuthorGanzeer
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2009
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    Hello, Warren.

    So I've always been an on/off participator in your forums since my rather inglorious college days in Cairo. Although still based in Cairo, I've had more glorious days since then establishing myself as a graphic designer and contemporary artist whose had the opportunity to travel and exhibit work across Europe. As far as comics go, aside from the occasional strip here or page there, I've only managed to write and draw one 40-page B&W graphic novel in Arabic -which had to be done within the tight time frame of one month- right here in the mother land, which was fun and all, but honestly not too glorious.

    I'm currently planning to relocate to NYC by the end of next year to be with my loving girlfriend, whose grandma expects me to bring camel wool socks and mystical amulets as gifts for some reason. Buuut at least she won't be shocked by my morning incense+chanting rituals.

    Hehe, nah, we won't be staying at her grandma's, no.

    Ganzeer, Cairo, Egypt by Aleksandra Sekinger
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    While I'm not technically new- I've been following and posting since episode 12 or so, it's been a while since I've posted anything other than looking at the comic and then ducking out.

    I'm Raye, 21, living in South Dakota currently. I have a daughter Emery who is two and a deceptively cute little demon. I'm currently growing her a playmate (who's name is to be Toby Rex Mason because his Daddy wants to call him T-Rex but I can't let the poor child go through his life known as T-Rex so he gets two middle names.) He's due Feb 26th but because I'm having so many medical issues they may end up inducing early. Yay me! Too bad South Dakota doesn't believe in epidurals... Anyway, married to Keith, but still haven't had our wedding- which will take place on the 24th of September, 2010, on our 4th anniversary. Why is it taking so long to have the wedding when we are married, you ask? Because he finds was to duck out of it everytime. But this time, I'm getting married- whether he is there or not. Bwaha,

    I think that's as good of an update as you folks are going to get. Ta ta.

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      CommentAuthorpookylou
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009 edited
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    Hello! I've been lurking for a while, but only recently joined.
    I'm 28 and living in Lincoln, UK. I'm something of a photographer (my website here), I'm and avid reader of comic books and books in general (obviously). Ex-children's bookseller (I miss Ottakars), now working for the fire service... Which is nice!
    • CommentAuthorAndrDrew
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2009
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    Hello! I'm Andrew. I've been lurking around this place for quite a while. Recently, however, I developed a horrible case of Ego in that I actually think someone might want to read my random comments. I'm just a boring Canadian guy, and really I'm not expecting to have much to say but just in case...

    At any rate, I really wish I had a photo of myself to stick up here. I'm kind of shocked that I don't.
    Have to fix that.
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    Hullo. I'm brand-spankin'-new to the forums, although I've been reading the comic for ages now (I caught it from pretty early on.) My name is Genevieve. I live in Iowa, sadly, as I was born & raised in New Jersey and am desperate to move back as soon as I win the lottery or summat. I live with my boyfriend of a few years and part-time with my 2 kids, aged 5(boy) and 7(girl.) I work at Target, when I'm not pretending to be a singer. Or perhaps I pretend to work at Target when I'm not singing. I'm never quite sure which. I read both far too little (for my tastes) and far too much (for the sake of my social life.)

    Here's a recent me:

    Me, taken by my daughter
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    So I was at an early Xmas party over in Ilford last night when one of the plokta cabal asks me my opinion of 'Freak Angels'. Though I've certainly read a lot of Warren's work down the years this has somehow passed me by. "You'll want to read it," says he, and tells me why. The why is because I work at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. First it's Barry Windsor-Smith in an issue of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG choosing the road I live on out of all the roads in London to namecheck, then it's Warren having his strange and disturbing characters infest my workplace. Am I being stalked by comics writers? So I check out Freak Angels and I like it. I even recognize the big tuning machine from the Foundry, though I'm puzzled as to how it ended up in the basement.

    This is my first post, that's my real name and (if I haven't screwed it up) that's a photo of me from about 25 years ago. I'm a lot greyer and more grizzled now but couldn't find a more recent pic online to link to
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      CommentAuthorZyblonius
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2009
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    Hallo Warren, all . . .

    My name's Ben, I'm nigh on 33 years old, I do stand up comedy, draw cartoons, write stories, and scrounge. Warren, I've read a fair amount of your stuff, and liked noticeably more than I haven't. Mostly I'm just here for the Remake/Remodel, it looks like a real swell time, but overall this seems like a nice place to hang out and see what's going on. Here's a picture of me pretending to do something that I actually did once.

    I'm recreating.

    So yeah. Hi!
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      CommentAuthorletterpunk
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2009
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    Howdy.

    I'm Jamie, and my memory is the worst thing about me, so I can't remember if I've ever
    posted to one of these before.

    I've been reading Warren's stuff since RUINS, and have yet to buy the final issue
    of PLANETARY. (There is no suitable comic shop in my hometown, but I hope to
    remedy that next year, when I open my own store.)

    Here's a recent pic of me in a skirt that my wife helped me pick out.

    jmegoth04
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      CommentAuthorBZoetic
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2009
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    Hello, peoples.

    My name is Brian, though so many of us were given this name in the early 70s, most folks just call me B, or BHunt when there's other Brians in the room. I was once named Geronimo for a couple hours, though I don't remember it. My mother was sleeping off what I'm told was a legendarily difficult labor (I got a big old cranium) when my father told the nurse/notary they had decided to call me 'Geronimo'. He splits later for burgers and cigs, and my mother wakes up to a baby with an ankle tag reading 'Geronimo'. She throws a hellfit, calls for the nurse/notary and renames me 'Keith'. The old man returns some time later and wisely picks a fight over their each having committed the same crime, the solo-naming. A brilliant dodge for having named his child 'Geronimo' without consultation. When the dust settled, they agreed to 'Brian'. So three-and-one-half decades later, here I am. Hi.

    The first words I ever read without help were contained in Uncanny X-Men #101, from 1976. They had crashed a StarCore shuttle in Jamaica Bay and Jean Grey flew up out of the water as The Phoenix. Remember it like it was yesterday. Which is amazing, considering how well I enjoyed my 20s.

    Greetings, all. This is me:

    BHunt
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    @BZoetic

    That might actually be one of the best stories I've ever heard. Whatever woman deigns to marry me will have no end of trouble, which is now slightly less endless.
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      CommentAuthorBZoetic
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2009
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    @Vox: To this day the old man's justification is that they'd have called me "Moe" or "Gerry" or "Ronnie". "The possibilities are ENDLESS!", he'll say. I'd have been able to jump from a plane and shout "ME!"
    • CommentAuthorbtnash
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2009
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    Hi, my name is Bradley. I'm 27 and live in Auckland, NZ...

    I came to Warren via his mainstream stuff ie his work on the Authority, Counter-X (Gen X and X-Force esp), and stayed for Planetary, Crooked Little Vein, Fell... well, you know, the usual.

    Picked up Crecy recently. Really good stuff. Working my way through FreakAngels.

    Anyway, found my way here for the Matt Fraction Q & A, and thought I'd stay...
    • CommentAuthorJECole
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2009
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    Hello. I'm Joseph. I'm a writer/artist/storyteller living in Southampton, England.
    I've been lurking for a while but I've finally decided to take the plunge and try to add to the signal.noise ratio. They've been some interesting discussions on this forum over the past years. I hope I'll be able to contribute something of worth.
    • CommentAuthorbozza
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2009 edited
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    Morning (or afternoon or evening depending on where you are I suppose)

    I'm randal, i'm a dba/sql developer, and I live in nashville, tn. have been reading freak angels for quite a while now and browsing the discussion board and finally gave in, made an account and started posting this morning (it doesn't hurt that this is a really really slow time for me at work until just after christmas and i'm a bit bored). I've been reading comics for quite a while now, i'd say how long but it makes me feel a bit old. I always wanted to be an artist, but found that my hand just can't keep up with my mind and gave in and went into IT instead.

    My meeting notes are always covered in doodles though, my favorite still being the Indiana Jones scene I did with all the characters being monkeys... it was the first time my boss noticed what I was doing during meetings and still hasn't let me live it down.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2009
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    I'm Angelica. I study ecology in San Diego, I love working with special FX makeup, and I'm happiest when I'm hoopdancing or spinning poi. My family is from Mexico, but I grew up in California. I just got into FA about a month ago when I started following Warren on Twitter, so I'm still catching up. I love it though.

    Here I am spinning practice poi I made
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    Hi, I'm Sam. I'm a student at a sixth form college. I live in a county that suggests that God pissed civiliasation all over the world and the part I'm in was him shaking off.
    I got into comics due to a prior commitment to Gaming, comics became my mistress that I'd sulk off to whenever the other became too hard on me. Now I spend more money on comics than games; making me a little more out going as a nerd. I'm studying Media, Drama and Sociology, bit an A level already in English Lit, and Lang. I love hearing my own voice, even if it's just inside my head.

    I'm the guy in the blue coat
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      CommentAuthorJace
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2009
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    Hey. I'm a biology student from Canada and part-time photographer, though I'm not allowed to share the photos I take for work. Recently added [u]FreakAngels[u] to my oversized list of webcomics. (At this point, the list of bookmarked links is longer than the length of my screen.)