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Mara: A New Member!

Postby Baker » 18 Oct 2012, 13:30

Okay, ladies, we have a new member amongst us.

Mara has joined us after hearing about us on Absolute Write. You know the deal: say hello without frightening her off. (Yes, Dyb, that includes you. Oh, yes, and Sacchi.)

Welcome Mara. Feel free to break the ice and tell us a little about yourself.
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Re: Mara: A New Member!

Postby Mara » 18 Oct 2012, 13:48

Hi everyone! I managed to get through their defenses. Looks like I managed to disguise the fact that I'm actually the most sophisticated spambot ever made. Muhahahaha!

Anyway, I'm Emily, and I've been a regular at AbsoluteWrite for a while. I mostly write contemporary and futuristic fantasy, pretty much always with LGBT themes. I'm trained as a historian (American social history, mostly), but I honestly am more interested in writing than history. I'm a lesbian, and have an awesome fiancee in Norway who is like ten times cooler than me and a better writer, so you're kinda missing out by getting me instead, but oh well. :) I'm also transgender, and I keep finding transition metaphors in my writing, but it's not really as big a part of my identity as it used to be now that I'm more or less done with transition.

So, that's me. Nice to meet everyone, and thanks for the warm welcome.
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Re: Mara: A New Member!

Postby PaulaO » 18 Oct 2012, 13:52

Way cool! Welcome!

We have a few simple rules. Like, clean up the glitter. It can get slippery.

If you use tassels, please do not use the ones with weights. Lt Sue's eye healed without any problems but, you know.

Oh, and don't forget to feed Dyb. She gets a little cranky. Chocolate works although we really need to watch her intake of caffeine.

I reckon that's it!
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Re: Mara: A New Member!

Postby Mara » 18 Oct 2012, 13:54

Also, a few other random facts.

1) I'm thirty years old, but I feel about five or six most of the time.
2) I don't get scared off easily, so don't worry about that.*
3) I tend to talk a _lot_ once I get going.

*Unless there's spiders involved. Then I'll flee in terror.**
**Unless they're relatively nice and polite spiders.
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Re: Mara: A New Member!

Postby PaulaO » 18 Oct 2012, 13:56

That's okay. None of us act our age. More like our shoe size.

I don't know about the scaring off part. You've not met Dyb yet.

And we keep duct tape in the second drawer. So, literally, we got that covered.
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Re: Mara: A New Member!

Postby Selkie » 18 Oct 2012, 14:13

Welcome! こんにちは、マラ!

An additional warning - you may want to cover your ears when venturing into the CUTE thread. There be squealing. Lots and lots of squealing. By several people. Myself included.
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Re: Mara: A New Member!

Postby FranW » 18 Oct 2012, 14:39

Welcome, Mara! And you're not alone when it comes to fleeing from spiders.
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Re: Mara: A New Member!

Postby Athena » 18 Oct 2012, 17:21

Hello Mara, nice to meet you. :welcome2:
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Re: Mara: A New Member!

Postby Lilien » 18 Oct 2012, 23:22

Ohhhh, new face!

:cheer: Welcome New Lady! :cheer:
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Re: Mara: A New Member!

Postby Proofrdr » 18 Oct 2012, 23:29

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Hi Mara, Proofrdr here. Don't let it bother you that I'll be correcting everything you write. Most people have learned to ignore me. Even some that pay me to do it. You've tumbled into a great group of people who discuss just about everything with amazing intellect, candor, and humor. No humor in the spider talk, though. It really does scare a few and the screams can become intolerable.

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