New Member, Just Saying Hello!
Join LibraryThing to post.
This topic is currently marked as "dormant"—the last message is more than 90 days old. You can revive it by posting a reply.
I just want to introduce myself. My real name is Matt and I am Fantasy fan of the Joseph Campbell, Hero's Journey variety. You folks seem like a close-knit and active bunch! I hope I can add anything to the conversation in the future.
Hi, Matt! Welcome, we are always glad to have new folks here to add to the crazy. :)
I'm not familiar with Joseph Campbell, but then I'm sort of a newish fantasy fan.
Hi Matt, welcome indeed.
We're a crazy bunch too, so watch out. And keep your feet off the floor in the Pub!
Greetings! Close-knit sounds appropriate, and we're also very inclusive. Hopefully our craziness levels with yours, so you'll soon learn that we're mostly harmless. ;)
Howdee Matt, glad to have you with us. :)
I thought we all were harmless...me, I'm just a harmless lil' fuzzi thing... ;)
Welcome to the pub. Mind your feet. We got some roombas in to do the cleaning, but people keep tinkering with them. *glares*
I've hidden the knives best I can. Hopefully we won't have a repeat of that episode.
Thanks, everyone. I hope I can add to the Personalities as well! I assume the Green Dragon is that of Bywater fame in the south of Hobbiton.
#12 - Yes, you are correct there. This started out as a mostly Tolkien group, JPB and Clamairy are the originators of the group. I believe they found their way here from a Kong fan group? Or an LotR fan group? My terminology is probably very bad, anyway, if you are interested, dig back to some of the early threads for some insight into the early members of the pub. It is enlightening, and you will learn that almost no one takes themselves too seriously here, especially if we avoid the taboo subjects. :)
Please feel free to add to or continue any of the old threads, an old thread never dies here it just... I'm horrible at punch lines, someone else finish that, OK?
Ha! I've never felt so welcome. You know, it's funny, LOTR was the first fantasy I ever read and I still remember that first thrill at experiencing something through words that FELT true. In fact, not many fantasies have ever approached that level (though some have). Now, as a somewhat - ahem - older person, I think to myself that maybe my feelings weren't so far off. Quantum physics is now revealing that thoughts shape reality, or reveal realities that were already there (the math doesn't discriminate which it is). So some of these vivid, powerful and moving worlds we experience in fantasy literature may in fact be guidebooks for worlds which really exist out there somewhere . . . in, uh . . . alternate dimensions . . . whew, Smack! That's enough seriousness for now. Someone throw me in the shallow water before I get too deep! (to quote the venerable poet Edie Brickell).
Heh, here in the pub, when you get like that, we hand you a PGGB (Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster) and surround you with pillows. ;)
I think Tolkien would like your sentiment though, he really did want to find the essence of the civilizations which had come and gone leaving very little evidence of their existence behind.
I'm innocent I tells ya.
*sits quietly in a corner with her hands folded in her lap*
*hands folded over a remote*
*for her Roomba minions*
Did someone say cheese? . . . er, I mean, welcome! It's always good to have new faces around here.
Ah, delicious! Especially like the smoked Butter cheese from the Four Farthings. Now for some ale or a good porter!
How did I forget the cheese tray?? I'm a Wisconsinite! Cheese should be the first order of things! I hang my head in shame.
I'll take one of those little disks, though.
*scampers in waving at the new guy whilst stealing morsels of cheese*
Thanks! I'm gonna have a heck of a pounder tomorrow morning, but it's worth it!
I love that virtual cheese is fat, dairy and gluten free, and that virtual beer doesn't give a hangover!
*eats more cheese*
Morphy innocent? Sure, and I'm a rocket scientist. No, wait, that's DrNewt. Morphy, we love you. We're just a bit scared of you. :)
I think I'll go find the pool boys, again. After a PGGB or three I may need them if I venture near the pool.
Maggie's probably asleep behind the bar again. Burrow amongst the pillows and haul her out. She'll enjoy a nice encounter with the pool boys. (Don't wake her too suddenly. She packs a mean marshmallow gun,)
Mmm jenkay sex? Not boring at all. ;)
'scuse me, that's the martini in me talking. :S I'm really a very nice girl. Yeah, girl. At one time, anyway.
LOL! I had to Google Miss Otis, I'm assuming you're referring to the lady in the Cole Porter song? Here's a link for anyone curious.
Fun info on Wiki about it, too. Now I can go to work with a smile on my face.
MrsLee, that's the one! She always regretted not being able to attend that lunch, but the Grim Reaper can be very persuasive.
Has anybody thought to warn Mjenks about the SPITTING COBRAS? They were around here somewhere last time I looked ...
Who cares about Cheetos? I want the Colby Cheez-Its! They are my new addiction...
...aside from books...
I don't really like cheez-its or cheetos (unless they're the really puffy kind, but those aren't really cheetos). I just like the video. ^_^
Cheez-Its are a staple in our house. They go surprisingly well with bourbon.
Mmm jenkay sex?
And people scoff at MY claims of innocence!
Cheez-It's, no. Crunchy Cheetos, yes. Cheese Whiz, maybe.
Actually, Cheese Whiz on french fries is surprisingly tasty. (This is what one learns from attending corporate sales meetings.)
*rising up from behind the bar, widly shooting marshmallow gun in wide arcs around the bar*
Somebody moved my PGGB! Dang! Morphy? did you Rombas get out of the closet again? How could you?
Cheeze whiz on french fries... omg *falls over in a faint*
oh! Welcome, newbie! You seem to be fitting right in
*falls back behind the bar, on pillows*
*tinkers with Roombas and pieces of wire hangers so they look like rather frightening Christmas tree frames. Gathers marshmallows. Sends Roombas off to toast marshmallows en mass.*
*instructs Roombas to stop by me first, after marshmallows are toasted*
Hey! Who raided my ammunition dump of marshmallows? Do I smell smoke?
I think I need to spend some time out by the pool, watching GeorgiaDawn and the pool boys. She does wrap them around her fingers, doesn't she?
*slaunters out to the pool deck* *ducks roaming roombas with coat hanger frames hanging from the edges*
Whew! That's quite a gauntlet.
This topic is not marked as primarily about any work, author or other topic.