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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #2340 on: October 05, 2009, 10:01:34 PM »
Hi Luca!  I love that name! Your English really is great, so post whatever pops into your head. Maybe you can teach us some Italian along the way. I'm glad you're enjoying it here so far. You and UGG seem like you're fitting in wonderfully.
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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #2341 on: October 06, 2009, 12:44:03 PM »
Alright, Iíve been roaming the forums long enough now. Itís time to be polite and introduce myself.

Hi, Iím Luca. Spare me the obvious Susan Vega jokes: Yes, I do live on the second floor. No, Iím not the victim of domestic violence.

Iím a 30 year old Italian living in Switzerland and Iím planning on moving to the US. I work as a graphic designer and I just got my BA in Mass Media and Communication Science. Iíve been listening to the podcast for about a year and a half. I never bothered checking out the forums because I expected it to be like every other movie forum I ever visited: Haters and trolls making a civilized exchange of thoughts on movies impossible. Fortunately I gave it a shot and Iím really happy I did. The filmspotting community is kind, intelligent and even if there are vastly different opinions it never turns ugly. Iím not blowing sugar up your ..ahm.. behinds here, Iím genuinely happy to have found this place and thatís why I brought my girl with me. You may have seen her bloody stairs around the forums (currently using an image of The Gentlemen).

When it comes to movies I give just about everything a shot. This is the reason why you shouldnít be surprised having The Reader and Changeling followed by Tremors 4: The Beginning on my list of recently watched movies. I have a weak spot for campy sci-fi and horror movies from the 50ís and 60ís and Iím a Buffy enthusiast. Iím hesitant about posting reviews on the forums as Iím not a native English speaker. Writing reviews in English is still quite a struggle but itís all a matter of practice, right?

Don't worry about posting reviews on the forum. Other then writeup's for the MDC and Bracket, a lot of them aren't very long and are summaration of thoughts. and besides, your english is fantastic. I wouldn't have guessed it wasn't your first language. (although I should use that as an excuse any time OAD spots a spelling error I've made).

Welcome to the boards youve been at for a while now. And You too UGG.
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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #2342 on: October 07, 2009, 09:52:14 PM »
Hi, just a quick introduction.

I currently have been living in Singapore for the last 5 years, though I have lived many places.  Born in Canada, grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, went to University of Tennessee (Knoxville), lived in Raleigh/Durham, NC area for 7 years, moved to San Francisco Bay area for 4 years and now in Singapore for the last 5 years.

I discovered this podcast around 6 or 7 months ago but never posted on the forums.  i have slowly been making my way through them and probably am 75% done now.  The frustrating thing is trying to find the movies that interest me in Singapore after I listen to the podcast.  I am always writing down different films to check out later but smaller, more obscure films won't usually be for sale or rent around here.  If it interests me enough, I will order from Amazon and ship it over.

If there are other listeners from here or this area, let me know.
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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #2343 on: October 08, 2009, 07:00:23 AM »
Welcome, jdc115!

We hope you stick around and post often.
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« Reply #2344 on: October 08, 2009, 01:06:41 PM »
Welcome JDC115. I hope you stay around.
I actually consider a lot of movies to be life-changing! I take them to my heart and they melt into my personality.

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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #2345 on: October 08, 2009, 01:43:16 PM »
Welcome jdc115
You read 75% of all posts before making your first comment? Dang, that's crazy/amazing/awesome!
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« Reply #2346 on: October 08, 2009, 01:45:58 PM »
Welcome jdc115
You read 75% of all posts before making your first comment? Dang, that's crazy/amazing/awesome!

I think jdc was talking about the past filmspotting shows.
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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #2347 on: October 08, 2009, 01:49:53 PM »
Hello jdc115!
What? What are you talking about? It's girls and spaghetti. We love girls and spaghetti.

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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #2348 on: October 08, 2009, 02:01:49 PM »
Welcome jdc115
You read 75% of all posts before making your first comment? Dang, that's crazy/amazing/awesome!

I think jdc was talking about the past filmspotting shows.
Oh ... now I feel stupid (because I'm a moron).
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Re: Introduce Yourself: Newcomers and Lurkers, We Mean You!
« Reply #2349 on: October 08, 2009, 03:58:59 PM »
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