Resource FanFic Orientation Guide - Newbies Check In Here! - Interview with a Moderator, Part Ace!

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  1. oldjedinurse Jedi Master

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    Okay, I'll admit it! I'm a NEWBIE.

    I registered a long time ago but got lost in the Maw. Recently rescued by an intriguing man in a battered old freighter, I've found my way back to the Boards and I'm just starting to post ... after lurking for quite a while.

    Name: Mari

    Interests: Mainly EU and Saga, but a good story is a good story!

    Why am I here? I've been a fan since, oh, long before you were born... (most of you) and I love the huge library of diverse fiction that has grown from George's original work. There are so many talented writers out there with wonderful ideas! I have writing aspirations as well, but nothing on my C:drive is ready for posting just yet.

    Thanks for giving Newbies a place to meet some of you and collect sage advice!

  2. Jaya Solo Jedi Grand Master

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    :: hugs Mari :: Welcome and thanks for stepping up and saying that you?re a newbie! (Even though your registration date says otherwise. ;)) I?m glad you?ve found our advice to be useful, and please don?t hesitate to ask anything! :)
  3. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Jul 7, 2000
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    Welome Mari! :)

    I've been a fan since, oh, long before you were born... -- Don't let the younglings scare you off ;) there's many more of us golden agers then ever before! [face_laugh]
  4. C3P0_R2D2 Force Ghost

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    And most of us 'younglings' aren't scary...

    There are some, but I'm not one.

    But maybe that's what I want you to think...

    But either way, welcome to the forums...

    Or is it welcome back to said forums?

    Edit because I have bad spelling
  5. oldjedinurse Jedi Master

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    Oct 6, 2003
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    Yes, I signed up in '03, looked around a little, but didn't participate. Then I sort of stopped looking at the site until late '04. Took me awhile to work up the nerve to post, but now I don't know why. It seems a pretty friendly place (at least every corner I've visited). So, to my new friends in this forum:

    Jaya Solo: Thanks for the welcome! And the :: hugs :: And for starting this thread. I hope more Newbies respond to your invitation.

    You may be pleased to know that I've posted 4 days in a row! Getting into the rhythm, I think.

    Healer Leona: Glad I'm not the only "golden ager" with a true appreciation for a healthy fantasy life!

    C3PO_R2D2: You may not seem scary, youngling, but I'm keeping my eye on you, because...
    maybe that's what I want you to think...


    Great to meet you all!

    Mari

  6. Jesina_Dreis Jedi Master

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    Nov 8, 2004
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    Welcome, Mari!!

    Younglings on their own aren't toooo scary... but watch out when they gather en masse...
  7. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    Welcome Mari! :D I basically have nothing new to say, since they've all said it. :p
  8. C3P0_R2D2 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I tried to make that line invisible, but I couldn't find a color that matched the background, and I don't know how to put in color backgrounds yet.

    I knew people stalked me. There are RL people that stalk me, and they stalk me on the net too.

    Curse the men in the white suits!!!!



    I'm done now.
  9. Smuggler_Shidakis Jedi Master

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    Jul 26, 2004
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    Welcome Mari and C3PO_R2D2!
  10. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Welcome to the boards C3P0_R2D2... I love your sig!

    Come to the Darkside, we have cookies -ROFLOL! [face_laugh]
  11. Mirax_Corran Force Ghost

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    Jan 25, 2005
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    I'm also a newbie. I lurked for a while, then signed up. :)

    Name:look in my profile
    Age:Why do you ask?
    Board(s) you post to the most:Beyond the Saga a lot, The Saga a little, Before the Saga never.
    Types of stories you read/write:I like fluffy/mushy one. I tend to write viggies, `cause I'm not organized enough to write a long fic.
    Characters you read/write the most:I like pilots a lot, but I read Jaina/Jag more `cause they're easier to find.
    Mirax

  12. Jesina_Dreis Jedi Master

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    Nov 8, 2004
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    Welcome, C3PO_R2D2. YOu can put in color backgrounds by using this tag: [ hl = whatever color ] blah blah blah [ /hl ]

    (obviously, remove the spaces. But it's hl= and then /hl)

    I finally manage to drag you in here, Mirax? ;)


    Jes
  13. Alphiriel Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Feb 15, 2005
    Name: Alphiriel (or just Alph)

    What kind of stories you're interested in: I'll read pretty much anything, but right now I'm really on a Luke/Mara kick.

    Why you joined the boards: I joined 'cause my real life friends (psh... "real life"? What is this thing called "real life"?) aren't as into Star Wars as I am, so I needed other people to talk to that understand my obsession.

    ~Alph
  14. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Welcome Mirax... mush freak huh?? I like that!

    Alph, welcome also... love the bio! :D
  15. Jesina_Dreis Jedi Master

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    Welcome, Alph - my real life friends aren't either. :)
  16. Jaya Solo Jedi Grand Master

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    Welcome Mirax. Silly, I didn't ask your age. Just the "Orientation Leaders." You get to tell me about what kind of stories you're interested in and why you joined the boards. ;)

    Welcome Alphiriel! I think your reason for joining the boards was similar to mine. :)
  17. oldjedinurse Jedi Master

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    Oct 6, 2003
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    Hi, Jesina and Miana ... more welcoming presences in the force! Thank you.


    C3PO_R2D2: Don't worry, I'm not a stalker ... I just like a bit of humor and you seem to as well. Like Healer Leona, I love your signature (re cookies)!

    Oops! Got chocolate on my white suit.


    Welcome, Mirax and Alph from one Newbie to 2 others. Alph, my "real world" friends don't get it either. Their loss! And Mirax, our interests are very similar. See you in the pilots / J/J forums.


    Mari
  18. Jesina_Dreis Jedi Master

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    Nov 8, 2004
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    You're a pilot person, Mari? Didn't realize that... you should visit us in DownTime... and don't forget the J/J index listed in the guide. :D
  19. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    Welcome C3P0_R2D2, Mirax, and Alph!! :D
  20. Enheduanna Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Had college not been detaining me, I would have seen this a while ago. :p

    Name: Marie
    Age: 19 in two days!
    What kind of stories you're interested in: Historical types of stories. War, holocausts... I'm a huge history buff (as anyone who actually knows what my user name is can tell) ;) . I guess on these boards, that falls into either Jedi Purge stories (Saga, I believe?) or Sith Wars stories (Before).
    Why you joined the boards: I became addicted to Knights of the Old Republic, where I got a horrible story idea for it. I would visit TF.N for news, so I figured it was about time to check out the Fan Fiction. :)


    EDIT: Oh, Age wasn't in the original questions? Oh well, I don't mind. :p
  21. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    Howdy Marie. ;)

    Hmm, a KOTOR story? Sounds cool. You planning on posting it soon? :D

    Thanks for spotting that little confusion. I'll clarify it again:

    Newbies:
    We only ask for the following:

    Name:
    What kind of stories you're interested in:
    Why you joined the boards:


    We don't ask for age just because most of us remember too well what it was like admitting our ages when we were newbies. ;) But don't worry, we don't bite! :D
  22. Jesina_Dreis Jedi Master

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    Age was geared toward the "orientation leaders" :)
  23. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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  24. Lt_Jaina_Solo Jedi Grand Master

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    Wow, I really wish we'd had this when I was a newbie... :p

    ~LtJS @};-
  25. oldjedinurse Jedi Master

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    Thanks, Jesina. I'm having a great time working my way through the J/J Index, and I'll have a look at Downtime. :)

    Hi, Marie!

    Mari
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