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So Do I!
« on: December 21, 2019, 08:59:39 am »
In honor of this year's UAN non-theme of Connections,  let's play a game that's all about finding our common connections.

How to play:
I'll start the game in a separate post by giving a fact about myself.
The next person will respond based on whether the fact also applies to them:
  • If the fact applies, they'll post "So do I!" (or similar positive response) and then post a random fact about themselves.
  • If the fact does not apply,  the responder is encouraged to make a non-negative comment about the fact and then provide a related fact that does apply to them.
The game continues with posters responding to the most recent post.  You can also comment on previous posts, but do be sure to include a response to the most recent post to keep the game on track.

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Re: So Do I!
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2019, 09:04:43 am »
Ready? Set? Here we go!

I'll get this party started:

I have travelled to Ireland.
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Re: So Do I!
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2019, 09:27:10 am »
I'll get this party started:

I have travelled to Ireland.

I haven't but I nearly did once. My dad asked me where I wanted to go for a holiday and I said Ireland. We ended up going to Iceland instead...
I hear Ireland is amazing and would still love to go one day. Iceland was also amazing and I'd recomend it for anyone wanting to go there.

(I can lose myself watching life in a pond or stream for hours ( Don't reply to this fact, reply to the other fact - see below.)) ..

Edit to add. Just saw mine has to be a related fact so.. I have been to Iceland
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Re: So Do I!
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2019, 09:58:26 am »
I have been to Iceland

So have I! Twice: the first time in October, the second about a week after the summer solstice...so it never got dark. The sun would dip below the horizon at about 2 AM, the sky would get a little bit twilight, and then the sun was rising again at 4 AM. I'd never experienced that before; it was amazing, as is the landscape of this strange land.

I'm certain Iceland is the location of one of what I consider the five sacred elemental sites of the world...but I have yet to find the exact location of this sacred site. I hope to go back, this time for winter solstice (UAN from Reykjavik--a *very* long night!), both to renew the search for this site, and to perhaps finally see the northern lights, which is on my bucket list. Maybe as soon as next year? I'd like to do it once their new pagan temple is open, but in that case I may be waiting forever.

On my second trip to Iceland, I saw something phenomenal: A pair of Blue Whales, the largest animals that have ever lived on the planet, surfaced beside our whale-watching boat and did a synchronized swim next to us for a minute or two before diving. Beyond cool!

Which brings me to my addition: I enjoy watching whales.
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Re: So Do I!
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2019, 10:20:39 am »
Which brings me to my addition: I enjoy watching whales.
I think I would if I ever had a chance to do so.  Ditto to Iceland. It's very high on my bucket list.

Marine related addition: I love sailing on tall ships.
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Re: So Do I!
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2019, 06:33:48 pm »
I think I would if I ever had a chance to do so.  Ditto to Iceland. It's very high on my bucket list.

Marine related addition: I love sailing on tall ships.

I never have sailed on a tall ship, but I'd like to.

I've set foot in Iceland, but only on a lay-over on the way to New England.  (And I had a somewhat disastrous weekend break in Ireland, in Dublin, for my 30th birthday).

My addition - I've a Live Action Role Play character who is descended from pirates (I'm sorry, that's not terribly interesting but it's the only vaguely marine related fact about me that I could think of!)

Edit to correct typo
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Re: So Do I!
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2019, 06:47:53 pm »
I never have sailed on a tall ship, but I'd like to.

I've set foot in Iceland, but only on a lay-over on the way to New England.  (And I had a somewhat disastrous weekend break in Ireland, in Dublin, for my 30th birthday).

My addition - I've a Live Action Role Play character who is descended from pirates (I'm sorry, that's not terribly interesting but it's the only vaguely marine related fact about me that I could think of!)

Edit to correct typo

I don't but I grew up enjoying creating adventures for AD&D and even now weave together modules to form great adventures when I feel low or alone. My problem is I love to create and imagine the most amazing scenarios so the idea of playing AD&D and watching all those creations destroyed is hard for me..

In regards Iceland, I can well believe it being the center of some firy elemental force. Seeing the greenhouses they heat using thermal vents and the geysers were both amazing memories.

I once started writing a story where a pirate would have left behind a magic Chinese puzzle box

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Re: So Do I!
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2019, 07:00:08 pm »
I don't but I grew up enjoying creating adventures for AD&D and even now weave together modules to form great adventures when I feel low or alone. My problem is I love to create and imagine the most amazing scenarios so the idea of playing AD&D and watching all those creations destroyed is hard for me..

In regards Iceland, I can well believe it being the center of some firy elemental force. Seeing the greenhouses they heat using thermal vents and the geysers were both amazing memories.

I once started writing a story where a pirate would have left behind a magic Chinese puzzle box

I haven't started writing a story where a pirate would have left behind a magic Chinese puzzle box, but I can imagine reading such a thing. (And speaking of pirates, if you've never read this homophobic post and the awesome series of replies--read them all, they just keep getting better and building on each other--drop everything and do it now.)

If I'm not misunderstanding the rules, if you can't confirm the statement yourself, you can go in a completely different direction; you don't have to stay with any one theme. So taking a different tack:

I love the sun and warm weather, and can't stand winter; the short days, the cold, snow, and trees without leaves standing like skeletons make me mopey!
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The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
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Re: So Do I!
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2019, 07:14:51 pm »
I love the sun and warm weather, and can't stand winter; the short days, the cold, snow, and trees without leaves standing like skeletons make me mopey!

Not me! I love winter. It does some messy things to my body and brain, but it’s when I feel like the world is at its most magical. Especially with all the light around at this time of year. As long as it’s not raining - as it feels like it has been all winter so far. British winters aren’t always what I wish they were!

Related fact: I have lived in New York State, where it snowed multiple times that winter and I had a glorious time.



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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2019, 07:59:41 pm »
Related fact: I have lived in New York State, where it snowed multiple times that winter and I had a glorious time.

I haven't lived in New York but I have resided in areas where winter is a thing. I like snow when I can play in it but hate driving in it.

Related fact:  I have visited upstate New York in summer.
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2019, 08:03:28 pm »
I haven't lived in New York but I have resided in areas where winter is a thing. I like snow when I can play in it but hate driving in it.

Related fact:  I have visited upstate New York in summer.

I haven't visited New York or the US at all but I always imagined it to be an amazing but fast paced place.

I have, however, visited York ( and a lovely place it was )

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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2019, 08:06:47 pm »
I haven't visited New York or the US at all but I always imagined it to be an amazing but fast paced place.

I have, however, visited York ( and a lovely place it was )

So have I (visited York) though I don't remember much of it.

Regards the pace of life in the US, it depends on whereabouts - I've been to both New York City and 4 other states in New England.

My addition:  I vacationed in Wales many times as a child.
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2019, 08:56:45 pm »
So have I (visited York) though I don't remember much of it.

Regards the pace of life in the US, it depends on whereabouts - I've been to both New York City and 4 other states in New England.

My addition:  I vacationed in Wales many times as a child.

I visited Wales in the summer of 2017. I only got to see Chepstow and some of the countryside during a taxi ride to St. Briavels, but the people I met were cool and the scenery is beautiful.

Related fact: The only part of the now-crumbling UK I haven't visited is Scotland.
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« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2019, 09:35:16 pm »
I visited Wales in the summer of 2017. I only got to see Chepstow and some of the countryside during a taxi ride to St. Briavels, but the people I met were cool and the scenery is beautiful.

Related fact: The only part of the now-crumbling UK I haven't visited is Scotland.

I haven't visited Scotland either! But I'd very much like to.

My unrelated addition: I can identify nearly any of the original Star Trek episodes within the first minute.
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« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2019, 10:25:03 pm »
My unrelated addition: I can identify nearly any of the original Star Trek episodes within the first minute.

Same! Almost there with TNG and Voyager.

Related fact: I am trying to learn Klingon.
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