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Daeron



Joined: 28 Jun 2012
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:32 pm
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I gather this is a necessary initiation ritual! So here goes :)

What's the meaning behind your handle?
Well, I hope fantasy freaks know who Daeron was. But if you don't ... he's the guy who loved Luthien, told her dad twice about what she was doing with Beren, and finally let her go, only to wander off forever in ultimate despair when he concluded his third-time-is-the-charm loyalty had sent her to her death.

Who's your favorite author? Favorite books?
Hrm. You know Tolkien. Too many others to really list, so I'll mention Tanith Lee, Meredith Ann Pierce, Barry Hughart, G.K. Chesterton ... perhaps you get the picture.

What TV shows do you never miss?
I fear I'm mostly a TV isolate. Never really got into video of any form. Used to MUSH a lot (Elendor, if that means anything to you.) So it's text-based all the way ...

What do you do when you aren't reading fantasy books?
I'm a computational linguist and researcher. That's work. And I'm writing a fantasy novel with a friend I met years ago online.

Chocolate or vanilla?
Definitely chocolate. Which is why I'm more likely to buy vanilla.

Do you type with all fingers on the keyboard?
Fast as lightning, all fingers on deck.

What is under your bed?
Boxes full of family photos.

If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be?
That's a hard one. Give me Iceland, take away the ice?

What's your favorite food (if you have any good recipes, share them in the Yummy in my Tummy forum!)?
I'm afraid I let my wife do the cooking. I'm not allowed to have favorites she hasn't approved. :)

Do you have any children?
Three. All boys. All three with serious bent toward things like writing. We'll see how they do now that the youngest is in college and the oldest one is trying to make a living with an MFA in Creative Writing.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Probably a fantasy author. Except, I am grown up.

If you had $1000 and had to spend it all friviously on yourself, what would you buy?
Probably an awful lot of RAM for my hobby super-workstation.

What's your favorite color?
Blue.

What book should we all read?
I'll plug C.S. Lewis' Till We Have Faces. It's his best work by far, and nobody knows about it.
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Patrick
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Joined: 05 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:52 am
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Welcome, welcome! :D
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Excalibur



Joined: 16 Feb 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:41 am
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welcome on deck, from a fantasy veteran
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Daeron



Joined: 28 Jun 2012
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:25 am
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Appreciate it. I was starting to wonder how many people read this any more. :)
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Caleyna
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Joined: 04 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:00 pm
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Welcome to the board! I've been without power for several days, so am just now catching up on my online hangouts. Hope you enjoy your stay.
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julie
Wicked Wisdom


Joined: 04 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:30 pm
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Nice to see a new 'face'! Welcome to the forum! You caught us when lot of us were having power outages from the bad storms in the Midwest/Eastern US and when some of us were on vacation *raises hand*

But to be honest, the traffic has been slow the past few months. Must not be a lot of really exciting fantasy news lately.

The only author you mention whose work I have actually read is Tolkien (a lot). Oh wait - no - I've also read Hugart's Bridge of Birds.

That's an interesting profession you have! I was always fascinated with Tokien's language creation. What exactly do 'computational linguists' do?
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Patrick
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:21 pm
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Me, I'm studying for the Arkansas bar exam, so my brain is fried like pickles at the state fair.
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Megaret



Joined: 07 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:48 pm
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Delicious?
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Big Bubba
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:55 am
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Welcome Daeron! Nice to see another Hughart fan. Is that the style you're writing your own novel in?
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