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Rbrace78 from Boise, ID is reading Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist July 11, 2012 - 7:48am

Hello all,

I am Bobby, live in Boise (no, Idaho is not full of a bunch of KKK, its actually quite beautiful), from California and love this site already!

I look forward to meeting you folks and getting to work on writing some reviews for you all.  I guess I will also post some of my own work too

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters July 11, 2012 - 8:08am

"Idaho is not full of a bunch of KKK"

Is this a common perception?  Because I have never heard that.  And the fact that you brought it up like that makes me feel like you're probably in the KKK.  Or a potato trying to trick me.

Nah - I'm sure you're cool.  Welcome to the site!  Your awkward and sort of racist introduction is lovely. 

What do you write about?

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GaryP from Denver is reading a bit of this and that July 11, 2012 - 8:18am

They prefer K3 (trademarked, of course).

Welcome, Bobby.

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EL Gomez from San Diego is reading Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen, Warmed and Bound by Litreactor, Growing Up Dead In Texas by Stephen Graham Jones July 11, 2012 - 8:27am

Welcome Bobby. I see you used the appropriate words for an introduction. Be wary of any Aliens lurking around here.

*Glares at Gary & Avery

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters July 11, 2012 - 8:54am

*winks in delight*

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underpurplemoon from PDX July 11, 2012 - 8:56am

Well, Bobby from Boise, we need more quirky people in here. Welcome!

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne July 11, 2012 - 9:30am

My sister almost moved there from California. By all accounts, a lot of very friendly and hospitable people. Which we want no part of here, so you leave that shit at home, dig?

Totally kidding (at least mostly), of course, and welcome aboard! Hope you find yourself a place here. I second Avery's question: what do you write?

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GaryP from Denver is reading a bit of this and that July 11, 2012 - 9:44am

*smiling politely*

Actually, my understanding of Idaho was not K3 related, but rather that it's full of militia types, as documented in Neal Stephenson's book Reamde. And why would he lie? Okay, it was like one neighborhood in all of Idaho, but close enough.

So I assume you're packing some serious heat. 

At least, that what my alien overlords tell me.

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EL Gomez from San Diego is reading Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen, Warmed and Bound by Litreactor, Growing Up Dead In Texas by Stephen Graham Jones July 11, 2012 - 9:52am

A jar Mayonaisse, butterknife, and a loaf of white bread are all I need.

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War July 11, 2012 - 1:47pm

Welcome Bobby ~ insert quirky comeback here.

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Rbrace78 from Boise, ID is reading Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist July 11, 2012 - 1:50pm

When I first moved out here from Cali, i was told beware of all the KKK around idaho because the Grand Wizard for K3 lived here.  to top it off, a week into it all, I walked into a bar and was told they didnt play my type of music there.  i thought it was funny more than anything.  We do have some militias here as well, but all in all, very nice people and the instance from above was out of the ordinary.

 

As far as what I write... well... let's just lump me into the Literature category.  I really just write and what comes out, comes out (though I need to work on it a ton).  I really couldnt lump it into a genre, but I will say that I have brought different genres into my writting.  Im excited about learning more from you guys as I have only really taken one creative writing course and am really just starting the process of becoming a better writer.

 

@ Gomez: i find it funny you made the comment about the aliens as your intro thread was the only one I read before I posted mine so understood the joke.  Oh, and you would be amazed at the love of Mayo in this place. they put it in just about everything!!!

@ Riser:  No worries about me being to "Idaho" for you guys. Im from California originally and as they say, you can take the boy out of Cali, but you cant take the Cali out of the boy.  I wipe my butt with friendly and hospitable! HAHAHA

 

 

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt July 11, 2012 - 2:09pm

Welcome Bobby! You'll find most of us are nice.

Most of the time.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig July 11, 2012 - 2:10pm

Well, one of the largest Neo-Nazi compounds in the US *is* in Idaho and they hosted a big KKK + Neo-Nazi group hug a few times. So...there is a definite presence there, that's factual. But I don't think many people really know that, since both groups are pretty much completely underground now. Besides, there are a shit ton of Neo-Nazis in the LA/San Diego areas and no one goes "whoa, be careful in SoCal, it's like Nazi central!"

So...whoever told you that was right, but dramatic.

And...welcome.

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EL Gomez from San Diego is reading Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen, Warmed and Bound by Litreactor, Growing Up Dead In Texas by Stephen Graham Jones July 11, 2012 - 2:32pm

Sparrow you mention San Diego...have you ever visited Klantee, California?

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig July 11, 2012 - 2:52pm

No, I can't say I have. We spend a fair amount of time on Coronado Island and in Imperial Beach, though.

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EL Gomez from San Diego is reading Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen, Warmed and Bound by Litreactor, Growing Up Dead In Texas by Stephen Graham Jones July 11, 2012 - 3:02pm

Sorry I didn't clarify, what I meant was Santee, a little north of Mission Valley I think, it is the home of a large neo-nazi population and the only Dairy Queen in California is there so you can't help but love it.

Passed by Coronado earlier and cant say it didnt look nice. It's a great summer day for the beach too bad I hate the beach. Take this whale.

 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry July 11, 2012 - 3:03pm

See?  Subtle.  Take pride in that.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig July 11, 2012 - 3:04pm

Nah, there is a Dairy Queen in Los Banos, in the Central Valley.

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics July 11, 2012 - 3:05pm

And two Dairy Queens in the Bay area.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry July 11, 2012 - 3:05pm

Los Banos?  The bathrooms?

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EL Gomez from San Diego is reading Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen, Warmed and Bound by Litreactor, Growing Up Dead In Texas by Stephen Graham Jones July 11, 2012 - 3:05pm

That's far & expensive.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters July 11, 2012 - 3:09pm

Yo nessicito ir bano.

Did I...did I say that right? 

 

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EL Gomez from San Diego is reading Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen, Warmed and Bound by Litreactor, Growing Up Dead In Texas by Stephen Graham Jones July 11, 2012 - 3:11pm

Somewhat, I'm more of a swahili guy.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig July 11, 2012 - 3:26pm

Los Banos is a highway town just South of the Bay Area. My gramma lives there.

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EL Gomez from San Diego is reading Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen, Warmed and Bound by Litreactor, Growing Up Dead In Texas by Stephen Graham Jones July 11, 2012 - 3:29pm

I've lived here for 6 years how do I not know this?

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EL Gomez from San Diego is reading Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen, Warmed and Bound by Litreactor, Growing Up Dead In Texas by Stephen Graham Jones July 11, 2012 - 3:30pm

just South of the Bay Area.

I'm guessing you're talking about San Francisco.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig July 11, 2012 - 3:37pm

No, I'm talking about the whole Bay Area, the 152 runs through Los Banos and is the only way to get through the foothills to get to anywhere in the Bay Area.

EDIT: Aside from the I-5, obviously. But the 152 is more efficient from the Central Valley to most places in the Bay Area.

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Species84 from Fluidic space is reading UNIX a standard operating system (1985) by Austen & Thomassen July 11, 2012 - 4:11pm

Welkom!  song by K3 from Belgium, Europe. 

Welkom means welcome in dutch. K3 is a girly band, they are really big. They have a lot of girl fans aged between 3 to 13. They have also have a lot of (pervert) male fans... :) haha...

Good luck around here, Bob.  Bye

   

 

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GaryP from Denver is reading a bit of this and that July 11, 2012 - 5:07pm

Well, aren't they delightful young ladies with some serious dance chops.

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John Loeffler from Brooklyn, NY is reading Gallatian Canyon by Tom McGuane July 11, 2012 - 5:13pm

Hey Bobby, 

I'm pretty new around here myself, but everyone here is cool, so don't let them scare you. I look forward to reading your work and would like to say welcome. 

 

 

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Rbrace78 from Boise, ID is reading Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist July 12, 2012 - 9:16am

I actually grew up in the Central Valley and my Grand Parents actaully live in Los Banos.  Recommendation: if you ever find yourself torn between falling asleep at the wheel or staying in Los Banos, take your chances on the road.

Thanks for all the warm welcomes, my friends!!

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig July 12, 2012 - 7:30am

^^Haha, very true.

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Fylh from from from is reading is from is reading is reading is reading reading is reading July 12, 2012 - 10:03am

Hi, welcome, I've never been happy, my father used to beat me for dropping the bucket of water I was sent to fetch every morning so my grandmother could cook for the family, and I'm not even that likable because I am extremely racist for no reason, since although my father was a bully and a tyrant, he believed all men to be equal, and he was murdered for standing up for gay rights in the late 1990s, so whereas you may have started this sentence feeling sorry for me, now you really see that I'm just a big old cunt and have no excuse and should just kill myself fareWELL fareWELL goodBYE / TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT, IT'S TIME TO DIE

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry July 12, 2012 - 10:17am

Fylh, I had no idea that our earlier discussion of lateral asian vaginas would provoke this level of self-loathing.  But I'm glad it's finally to the surface where you can deal with it.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters July 12, 2012 - 10:21am

RACIST! 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry July 12, 2012 - 10:24am

Well, he just admitted to that, so there's really no sting in your epithet.