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Hellos, this is my third introduction! However, the last two sucked pretty bad and didn't really say much about me. So, here goes:


About Me
My real name is Ash (ok, ok, Ashley, but don't call me that, only my mum calls me that when she's mad at me). My fake name is Arlikra, in case you didn't notice that already. Look at my avatar and you'll see where it comes from (18.03.1988 is my date of birth). You also might assume that I am a bit of a science geek, and you'll be right. I find chemistry very interesting, although I have no real intention to study it to a high level. I also have an interest in astronomy; I have been fascinated by space for most of my life.


I am a huge soccer fan, and I am a season ticket holder at Stoke City Football Club. I used to play a lot when I was younger (almost every night after school for at least 2 hours), but unfortunately as I have grown up my playing time has whittled down to one 40 minute 5-a-side match per week. As a result, I do not get enough exercise and I am starting to put on a bit of extra weight for the first time in 17 years! I am trying to remedy this by taking up badminton; we have installed a net in our back garden.


I love to read, but again I don't do so as much as I would like. My favourite books include anything by Roald Dahl, Harry Potter, Twilight Saga, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, of course. I'm also a big fan of Darren Shan. My other less interesting hobbies and interests, listed in no particular order, include: trying to collect Pokemon cards, playing IRC trivia, thinking about quitting smoking but not actually doing it, and learning all the bus routes in my city.


Personality
I see the good in everybody, which is both a good and a bad thing. I respect everybody for who they are and I don't judge anybody without good reason. I feel guilty when I am rude to somebody, even when they deserved it. I respect everybody's opinions as long as they are presented maturely (unless you support Manchester United).


What I do
At the moment, I am officially a bum. I've just attempted college for the fourth time and failed miserably. I cannot find the motivation to do anything at all. I think I am going to get a job and earn some money for a while, learn to drive and get a car, and then see what I want to do (I have no idea at the moment). I live with my mum right now, so I really want to get a place of my own so I can have a bit more independence. That's about it, at the moment.


The bit about diapers, added as an afterthought
I am mostly DL, but on the AB side I'm more of a mischevious toddler when awake, and more baby when I want to go to sleep.


That's all I can think to say. Please ask me questions!
 

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Well done :-D

That's one of the better introductions i've read (including my own, which was awful). It's great that you're able to explain who you are to such a degree, something which I personally (and others) fail miserably at. :)

I had to roflmao at the Manchester United comment though. I can appreciate that, despite my somewhat limited understanding of football...

Edit: Maybe this will give me inspiration to write a better introduction for myself, again. Will take me a while due to procrastination though. :-$
 
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Hi Arlikra, I admire your third try at letting us know about you. I remember some of this from previous introductions, but this is presented well and coherently. Not that the others were bad and/or chaotic, but this is really nicely done.

If I can get myself off my fatass, I might try to do something like that for myself. :) But I am a world-class procrastinator.
 

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If I can get myself off my fatass, I might try to do something like that for myself. :) But I am a world-class procrastinator.

Actually, my canine friend, you can do so from you fat ass. But I thought you were skinny...whatever.

Arlikra-

Very nice introduction. You seem like a nice guy. I share your fascination with space, and enjoyment of badminton. I'm starting to feel burned out on my current field of study, and wonder what a life in astronomy would have been like.

I always wondered what was behind the name Arlikra--thanks for the explanation. I liked chemistry, but struggled with it in college (poor study habits).

See you around ADISC.
 

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Well done :-D

That's one of the better introductions i've read (including my own, which was awful). It's great that you're able to explain who you are to such a degree, something which I personally (and others) fail miserably at. :)

I had to roflmao at the Manchester United comment though. I can appreciate that, despite my somewhat limited understanding of football...

Edit: Maybe this will give me inspiration to write a better introduction for myself, again. Will take me a while due to procrastination though. :-$

Thank you Mark :smile: I'm glad I made somebody laugh (although I appreciate that not many people will get it). :tongueout:

I usually struggle to say anything about myself, so I was surprised at how easy this actually was.

Hi Arlikra, I admire your third try at letting us know about you. I remember some of this from previous introductions, but this is presented well and coherently. Not that the others were bad and/or chaotic, but this is really nicely done.

If I can get myself off my fatass, I might try to do something like that for myself. :) But I am a world-class procrastinator.

I'm glad you paid attention the first two times :tongueout:. The others were pretty bad, but thanks for your other comments, they made me feel all warm inside :laugh:

Actually, my canine friend, you can do so from you fat ass. But I thought you were skinny...whatever.

Arlikra-

Very nice introduction. You seem like a nice guy. I share your fascination with space, and enjoyment of badminton. I'm starting to feel burned out on my current field of study, and wonder what a life in astronomy would have been like.

I always wondered what was behind the name Arlikra--thanks for the explanation. I liked chemistry, but struggled with it in college (poor study habits).

See you around ADISC.

Thank you :smile:

What is your current field of study? I have considered doing Astrophysics at uni, and I may still do so (if I decide to go).
 
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Well very nice to meet you Arlikra that was certainly an indepth introduction better than my re-introduction. Many welcomes to you.
 

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Nice to meet you formally, I suppose. :3
Also, I love Roald Dahl and I haven't met anyone who has read most of his books. I assume you have, and that makes me happy. =D

Also, I tried to make a name out of the elements with my birthday, and mine is Hefeth. Which is kinda weird sounding, and nowhere near as cool as Arlikra, haha
 

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Well very nice to meet you Arlikra that was certainly an indepth introduction better than my re-introduction. Many welcomes to you.

Thanks :smile: nice to meet you too!! ^_^

Nice to meet you formally, I suppose. :3
Also, I love Roald Dahl and I haven't met anyone who has read most of his books. I assume you have, and that makes me happy. =D

Also, I tried to make a name out of the elements with my birthday, and mine is Hefeth. Which is kinda weird sounding, and nowhere near as cool as Arlikra, haha

I haven't read any Roald Dahl since I was quite a bit younger, but I just remember loving them. I will perhaps read them all again if I can find a set anywhere (I don't have them anymore). What are your favourites? I used to love the BFG when I was younger and I remember being so excited when the movie came out!!

Hehe I'm pretty lucky I guess, a lot of dates just don't work. But at least yours is pronouncable! ^_^
 

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I haven't read any Roald Dahl since I was quite a bit younger, but I just remember loving them. I will perhaps read them all again if I can find a set anywhere (I don't have them anymore). What are your favourites? I used to love the BFG when I was younger and I remember being so excited when the movie came out!!

Hehe I'm pretty lucky I guess, a lot of dates just don't work. But at least yours is pronouncable! ^_^

The BFG was one of my favorites, but the one I really loved was The Witches. And of course, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. He had some wacky, off the wall stuff. I'm in the mood to read him now, actually. :3

This is true, but I don't think I'll be going by Hefeth any time soon. ;D
 

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The BFG was one of my favorites, but the one I really loved was The Witches. And of course, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. He had some wacky, off the wall stuff. I'm in the mood to read him now, actually. :3

This is true, but I don't think I'll be going by Hefeth any time soon. ;D

I can't remember reading The Witches actually... but I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!! Hmm you've got me in the mood to read him too! *sulks because he doesn't have any of the books* Another one I liked was The Twits :D

Damn I need to go and get these books! :(
 

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I can't remember reading The Witches actually... but I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!! Hmm you've got me in the mood to read him too! *sulks because he doesn't have any of the books* Another one I liked was The Twits :D

Damn I need to go and get these books! :(

I was going to mention The Twits too! But I definitely recommend The Witches, it's a good one.

I need to get them too. D:
 

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Ugh seeing that kind of make me wanna redo mine, But I'm way to lazy. I give you 5/5 bottles for the hard work that went into that, It really showed
 

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Ugh seeing that kind of make me wanna redo mine, But I'm way to lazy. I give you 5/5 bottles for the hard work that went into that, It really showed

Go on you know you want to ^_^

FULL BOTTLES WOOO!! :laugh:
 

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Excellent re-intro, Arlikra

:bunny:Excellent re-intro, Arlikra. You told me how you came up with your name/avatar in a PM early on. Very ingenious! Hope your future studies go better for you in the future. You seem extremely bright! I'm a bum now, too, as I started my (early) retirement this spring.

I'll need to think through a fitting reintroduction for myself. As I will be downgraded to an ADISC Regular/Lurker/Newbie, I will need to post a bit after two extended trips to see my three grandchildren this summer.

First trip will be in August to tour Washington's Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park and then to Seattle/Tacoma area to see my 5 month old grandson, Tristan and 7 year old grandson, Gavin. We'll return to Southern Oregon for a month and then on to Calgary, Alberta, Canada in mid-September to see my 4 1/2 year old grand daughter, Libby. (She nearly broke my heart on the phone last week, when she asked me to come up and see her while she's still "little"). She starts 1/2 day Kindergarten in a French immersion classroom in September. I'm going to ask her teacher if I can read Abiyoyo
ABIYOYO
Story by Pete Seeger
traditional African music arranged by Rev. HCN Williams and JN Maselwa

Chorus:
Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo
Abiyoyo, yoyoyo, yoyoyo

Once upon a time there was a little boy who
played the ukelele. He'd go around town,
'Blmp, blmp, blmp, blmp, blmp, blmp, blmp,
bImp blmp blmp, blmp blmp, blmp!'
Grown-ups said "Get that thing out of here!"

Not only that, the boy's father was a gettin'
in trouble. He was a magician. He had a
magic wand. He could go 'Zoop! Zoop!' make
things disappear. But the father played too
many tricks on people. Somebody doing a
hard job of work, 'zzt, zzt, zzt', up comes the
father with his magic wand, 'Zoop!' no saw.
Come to someone about to drink a nice cold
glass of something, 'Zoop!' the glass
disappears, He'd come to someone about
to sit down after a hard day's work, 'Zoopl'
no chair.

People said to the father, "You get out
of here, too. Take your magic wand and
your son!" The boy and his father were
ostracized. That means they made them
live on the edge of town.

Now in this town they used to tell stories.
The old people used to tell stories about
the giants that lived in the old days They
used to tell a story about a giant called
Abiyoyo. They said he was as tall as a
house and could eat...people... up.
Of course, nobody believed it, but they
told the story anyway.

One day, one day, the sun rose, blood red
over the hill. And the first people got up
and looked out of their window, they saw a
great big shadow in front of the sun. And
they could feel the whole ground shake.
'Stomp, stomp'. Women screamed, 'Ahh!'
Strong men fainted "Ohh!" - "Run for
your lives! Abiyoyo's coming!"

He came to the sheep pasture, grabs a
whole sheep, 'Yeowp!' Comes to the cow
pasture, grabs a whole cow, 'Yeowp!'
Daniel, "Grab your most precious
possessions and run! Run!" Just then the
boy and his father woke up "Hey, Paw,
what's coming over the field?" - Oh, Son,
that's Abiyoyo. Oh, if I could only get him
to lie down, I could make him disappear."

The boy said "Come with me, Father." He
grabs his father by one hand. The father
gets the magic wand, the boy gets the
ukelele. They run across the field. People
yelled, "Don't go near him! He'll eat you
alive!" There was Abiyoyo. He had long
fingernails cause he never cut 'em.
Slobbery teeth, cause he didn't brush
them. Stinking feet, 'cause he didn't wash
'em. He raised up with his claws, the boy
whips out his ukelele and starts to sing.

Chorus

Well, you know the giant had never heard a song
about himself before, and a foolish grin spread
over the giant's face. And the giant started to
dance "Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo," the boy
went faster, "Abiyoyo, yoyoyo, yoyoyo. Abiyoyo,
Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo," The giant
got out of breath. He staggered. He fell down flat
on the ground 'Zoop!, Zoop!' people looked out
the window, Abiyoyo disappeared.

They ran across the fields. They lifted the boy
and his father up on their shoulders. They said,
"Come back to town. Bring your damn ukelele,
we don t care anymore!" And they all sang:

Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo
(Oh, you sing it with me,)
Abiyoyo Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo

©1963,1964 (Renewed) Fall River Music, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
to her class.:bunny:
 

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:bunny:Excellent re-intro, Arlikra. You told me how you came up with your name/avatar in a PM early on. Very ingenious! Hope your future studies go better for you in the future. You seem extremely bright! I'm a bum now, too, as I started my (early) retirement this spring.

I'll need to think through a fitting reintroduction for myself. I will need to post a bit after two extended trips to see my grandchildren this summer, First trip in August to Washington's Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park and Seattle/Tacoma to see my 5 month old grandson, Tristan and 7 year old grandson, Gavin. Then on to Calgary, Alberta, Canada in mid-September to see my 4 1/2 year old grand daughter, Libby. (She nearly broke my heart on the phone last week, when she asked me to come up and see her while she's still "little").:bunny:

Yes, I remember, you were one of the few people who asked :D

Thank you for the kind words, I hope so to (although at the moment its difficult to be positive about it).

I'm quite pleased that I seem to have inspired a few people to at least think about doing a re-introduction!

I hope you have a great time with your grandchildren!
 

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I used to absolutely adore Roald Dahl books when I was a little 'un. The Twits was probably my favourite, must have read it a dozen times or more, along with Fantastic Mr Fox, The Witches (which was bloody terrifying) and The BFG. The man's a genius and Quentin Blake's illustrations are awesome as well.

Had a great moment a few weeks ago at the end of a house party with some friends - we were all a little tipsy and it must have been two or three in the morning but no one wanted to go home so we were rooting around for a film to watch when we discovered the old BFG film starring David Jason. We all got nice and cozy under blankets and fell asleep watching it. Good times.

Also, nice and detailed introduction there, Arlikra.
 

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I never saw your first two introductions but this one was very well written and contained the right sort of things (even a good joke at Man U's expense :) )
That said I don't think people expect much in introductions due to the fact that people are nervous or hesitant before stepping into communities like these. At least now we know you better.

I like the way you made your name, Mine unfortunately doesn't work, try sticking "Np" on the end of something, though neptune is my favourite planet so I guess it was the right element.

p.s. Am I the only one who finds it slightly amusing that out of the 4 elements in your name they conveniently fall into 2 periods of the table.
 

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That is a good introduction. I feel like I posted in one of the previous two but this had a lot of detail. Although you have been here for awhile this is probabky the mist detailed and with tone the most honest intro I have seen.
 

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Eeek! A Brit said "soccer" stone him!

:eek: It is called soccer over here quite often. I thought I would try to avoid any confusion. :D

I never saw your first two introductions but this one was very well written and contained the right sort of things (even a good joke at Man U's expense :) )
That said I don't think people expect much in introductions due to the fact that people are nervous or hesitant before stepping into communities like these. At least now we know you better.

I like the way you made your name, Mine unfortunately doesn't work, try sticking "Np" on the end of something, though neptune is my favourite planet so I guess it was the right element.

p.s. Am I the only one who finds it slightly amusing that out of the 4 elements in your name they conveniently fall into 2 periods of the table.

Thanks :D

My favourite element is Neodymium because it's such a cool name.

And yes you are the only one, since that is not true :tongueout:

I used to absolutely adore Roald Dahl books when I was a little 'un. The Twits was probably my favourite, must have read it a dozen times or more, along with Fantastic Mr Fox, The Witches (which was bloody terrifying) and The BFG. The man's a genius and Quentin Blake's illustrations are awesome as well.

Had a great moment a few weeks ago at the end of a house party with some friends - we were all a little tipsy and it must have been two or three in the morning but no one wanted to go home so we were rooting around for a film to watch when we discovered the old BFG film starring David Jason. We all got nice and cozy under blankets and fell asleep watching it. Good times.

Also, nice and detailed introduction there, Arlikra.

I forgot about Fantastic Mr Fox!! And I agree, I loved Quentin Blake's illustrations. I remember looking forward to getting The BFG on video (what the hell is that?) for Christmas, and I was expecting it too look exactly like Quentin's drawings :eek:

That is a good introduction. I feel like I posted in one of the previous two but this had a lot of detail. Although you have been here for awhile this is probabky the mist detailed and with tone the most honest intro I have seen.

Wow! Thanks! ^_^
 
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