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The Obligatory 'Introduce Yourself Thread'...

Postby Heavy Stylus » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:03 am

Can someone (one of the mods) make this a sticky? I think it's about time we had a proper community 'introduction' thread so we can all get to know each other better! :wink:

I know that some of you have been using this forum for years, and we've had photo's of houses, Atari set-ups, and other random stuff listed in the 'Chat Forum', but there's no obvious place for new members to say hi and immediately get to know who is who around here. So I thought I'd try and start one off. So even if (like me) you've been a forum member for ages, I still think we should all upload photo's, web sites, info on projects etc. in one place so we can make our little Atari community stronger!

I'll go first... But make sure the rest of you also include equally unflattering photo's!
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Postby Heavy Stylus » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:21 am

Hi there, my name is James and I'm a self-confessed retro-gaming geek with a love of records, 5 1/4" discs, 8/16-Bit technology, Atari, Commodore and cats...

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As well as being a full-time dad, part-time funk'n'soul'n'hiphop'n'roots'n'breaks DJ and railway employee (yawn), I also herd cats for a living. Well, actually by that I mean that I 'manage' the other writers and act as editor of the ever-so-quirky RGCD discmag, a CD-Rom based mag dedicated to reviewing new games for old machines and modern remakes / retro-style indie games. Check it out - it's free and all that: http://www.rgcd.co.uk

I run the RGCD enterprise (and create funk-hop beats) from within a cupboard in my little house. Behold the treasures within!

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My cat is called Miffie, and she is always treated as royalty - hence her silk chair. My daughter Millie is 3 weeks old today (she's the one on the left), and I intend to train her diligently in the ways of crap-toy-collecting and old-school-gaming.

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There are no photo's of my wife because she likes to keep her identity a secret, being famous and all that :S

The Atari STFM 520 was the first computer I really fell for - thanks to the easy-to-use GEM desktop and a fantastic library of games. However, when the commercial ST market dried up I sold to machine in order to 'upgrade' to the equally ill-fated Amiga 1200. :oops: Ah well, we all make mistakes...

Anyway, be sure to download a copy of RGCD and buy some homebrew GBA carts whilst you are at it. If any game developers out there want their work in the mag drop me a line!

Oh and a link to my rarely updated myspace page given below...
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Postby Cyprian » Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:01 pm

I've checked your myspace and I like your sound.
Cheers

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Postby Argonaut » Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:27 pm

Is you cat a Birman? My gf breeds Ragdolls, the mitted variety looks the same except the mitts are smaller on a Ragdoll. So far my STe is still functioning even with all the cat fur everwhere ;-)

[edit] I forgot to say I shall get some pics on here[/edit]

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Postby Heavy Stylus » Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:43 pm

Hello Argonaut, she's actually part ferrule and part Birman - my stepdad found her abandoned and half-dead in a barn. She's a bit of a nightmare to be honest, being half wild and a bit of a nutcase...

Cyprian_K - cheers!

Come on guys (Mug, RGUK, Brume, Simonsunnyboy, etc.) - lets see those photo's and biogs!
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Postby simonsunnyboy » Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:12 pm

This thread is a nice idea indeed. Give me some time and I'll prepare something as well.
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Postby Mug UK » Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:01 pm

My history is on my blog .. as are loads of photos and my slant on life :)

Click the link below :)
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Postby RetroGamerUK » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:54 pm

Mr. H. Stylus esq., you are a hero :wink:
But just to be ankward I am going to keep my highly confidential true identity a secret until I finally get to put faces to some big names here.......
That is if they finally crawl out from under their avatars.... :)

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Postby Heavy Stylus » Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:47 pm

Come on fellow Atarian's, lets see those photo's! I'll now recognise Mug, RG and Simon if I meet them in the flesh - but what about the rest of you crackers? :D
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Postby NiceGuyUK » Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:56 pm

Heavy Stylus wrote:There are no photo's of my wife because she likes to keep her identity a secret, being famous and all that :S


She's more famous than you are? Is that possible? :grin:
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Postby Heavy Stylus » Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:24 pm

NiceGuyUK wrote:
Heavy Stylus wrote:There are no photo's of my wife because she likes to keep her identity a secret, being famous and all that :S


She's more famous than you are? Is that possible? :grin:


I'll give you a clue - she lives in buckingham palace ;)

Ha ha! The wife thing is all a big joke - I just don't have any photos of her on my PC...
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Postby Mug UK » Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:46 pm

Think only the top mod (Brume / Silver Surfer) can turn a thread into a sticky - unless the original author can when they edit the existing post?
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Postby Brume » Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:34 pm

Done ;)
Nice thread!

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Postby Heavy Stylus » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:31 pm

Ok guys - no more random chatting, let's leave this thread for introductions now.

Thanks Brume for making it official!
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Postby SiR.BenSon » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:53 pm

:) Well erm, yes, Im Ben... 8)
Im Fourteen, Geeky-Computery Thingy Thing Person.
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Ermm....What else can be said, well, You mentioned your cats, ill mention my dogs, I Have Nine...(Yes! Well Done That Is A Rather Large...Number For Dogs)
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Postby RetroGamerUK » Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:31 pm

Hi everyone, I'm Andy.
Age: 34
Weight: 13stone 28lb (about 95kg)
Height: 5' 11"
Star sign: Aries
Job: Electrician
Marital Status: Not
Fave colour: Blue
Fave music: Many different genres pre-2000, since then I seem to have lost interest.
Un-fave music: The painfully dire unoriginal crap in the charts today.
Hobbies: Computers present and old, board / card gaming, mountain biking, binge drinking (formerly known as drinking), sci-fi, generally spending too much time in front of the PC or telly :)
Pets: None since my cat was put down last year :cry:
My hero: Muguk (what a great bloke!) 8)
Size of my "Atari Penis": below average (only 3 STEs and a falcon) :(
My fave saying: "Am I supposed to known who they are?"
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Postby PaulB » Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:43 pm

Are those glasses upside down?

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Postby RetroGamerUK » Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:17 pm

PaulB wrote:Are those glasses upside down?

Hey come on, let's keep this topic free of any small-chat as Mr. Stylus asked :|
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Postby PaulB » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:12 pm

Hehe sorry Stylus, didn't realise it was this thread when I replied but... to make amends...

Name PaulB
Bio: (actually hetro) had an Atari since around 1985-86 520STFM.
Been more of a coder in GFA and Assembler more than a gamer. I don't even bother to download games off the net cos it's not really my thing. Even though I did play loads of games back in the day.
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Postby aktiv8 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:34 pm

Well I may as well stick something here :)

Name: Aktiv8 (OK, it's Dave really)
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Bio: Had a ST since about 1985/86; 520STFM upgraded to 1meg. Had 4 meg STe stolen few years ago along with a load of original games and tonnes upon tonnes of menus disks etc - even took my beloved speecy colelction from my ZX80 and ZX 81 to my lovelt original 128k :cry: :evil:

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Postby bod/STAX » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:48 pm

Well, here goes:

Real Name: Stephen
Age: 32
Weight: Err, don't actually know (haven't weighed myself in ages) but around 13 stone.
Height: 6 Feet 5 Inches
Star Sign: Capricorn
Music Taste: Mainly Metallica, but any cool metal - ATM. Disturbed, a bit of Slipknot, Lacuna Coil (God Christina's gorgeous).
Computer Music Taste: Hipple, Huelsbeck, Jeroen Tel.
Computers: 1 4MB STE, 1 Half Knackerd 1040 STFM, 1 A1200 and a PC.
Job: None at present, but lookng for anything to do with computers.
Hobbies: Coding on my ST (Doing some intros for Atari Legend), Playing classic arcade games with MAME (looking to build my own arcade machine in the near future) and playing guitar.
Hero: James Hetfield
Fave Movies: Dawn of the Dead (1978 original), Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Who Dares Wins (Just for the embassy raid at the end), An American Werewolf in London.
Fave TV Prog's: Only Fools and Horses, The Royle Family, Deal or no Deal, Home Improvement (never got into it first time around here in England, just catching up on ABC1), The Simpsons.
Fave Comedians: Roy 'Chubby' Brown, Lee Evans.
Fave Woman: Traci Lords
Fave Games (ST): Lethal Xcess, WIngs of Death, Xenon, R-Type.
Fave Games (Other): Goldeneye (N64). R-Type, Gradius, Salamander (1+2), Contra, Super Contra, Shinobi (All MAME/Arcade). Super Shinobi (Gens/Megadrive). Armalyte, Delta (CCS64/C64).
Fave Demos (ST): Cuddly, DSOTS, OCWAS, SNICCC 2000, Flip-O-.
Fave Demos (Other): Desert Dream (Amiga), Desert Dream (C64 - If you thought the Amiga original was ace, take a look at this one).

Well, that's it for now, sorry don't have a picture (good job really).

I'll update the above when I can think of anything else to add.
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Postby unseenmenace » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:45 pm

Hi everyone, I'm Richard.
Age: #%11111 (31) :)
Height: 6ft 5 (1.95m)
Weight: 15 stone (95kg)
Star sign: Aries
Job: PC Engineer
Fave colour: Blue
Fave music: Jarre, Vangelis, Orbital, Prodigy, Tiesto, Hubbard, Hippel, Alderton, Tao, Cube and many more
Hobbies: Unreal Tournament (hurry up with UT3 dammit!), Graphics, Music, Coding in 68000 assembler and eating chocolate and pizza (not at the same time)
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Postby Heavy Stylus » Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:47 am

Great stuff guys! Cool to see some mug-shots as well - this thread is starting to look like a modern atari-family album. Where's the Paradize and Atari Legend crews though?!?
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Postby SiR.BenSon » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:14 pm

What is it with all you lot being Six foot Five or something 8O
I thought i was tall at 6ft :(
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Postby Mug UK » Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:07 pm

Razor_1911 wrote:What is it with all you lot being Six foot Five or something 8O
I thought i was tall at 6ft :(


But you're also a whipper-snapper and probably got a few more inches to grow. Just be grateful you ain't a short-arse 5' 7" like I am! (that's my height before Retrogamer tries to suggest it's also my width!)
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