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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cruciFICTION, May 18, 2011.

    Hi there. I'm a strapping young lad of 18, born and raised in Brisbane, Australia. I'm just about six feet tall, red-headed, and of an athletic build. I'm an advocate of grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and an atheist.

    I spend three days a week doing physical labour for the Salvation Army; delivering furniture, picking up furniture, moving heavy thing, keeping the grounds, sorting items to be sold, and helping customers. I enjoy it immensely.

    The other four days a week I spend doing whatever I please. I don't write as much as I'd like to; I've been out of the game for several months and need to get myself back into the swing of things before I'll really feel truly comfortable in my own fingers again.

    I like primarily Indie music, and I have a slight natural tremble to my hands. My middle name is James. It was my Dad's middle name and my Grandfather's first name. My granddad's middle name was Jarlath. He died long before I was born, but with a middle name like Jarlath, I'm pretty sure that he was badass.

    That's really all that's necessary to say about myself. Thank you, and good evening.
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Welcome. My wife chose Kaan (pronounced Khan) for my son's middle name. I'd pit that against Jarlath any day :D

    That said, Jarlath is the perfect name for anyone in a Lovecraft-ish story.
     
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    Sorry, my friend. I do believe that Jarlath would win. James is an awesome name in itself. Jarlath is an Irish name (my granddad was Welsh, however). Landers (with Welsh descent, rather than American) comes from the word Llandyr (can't remember the proper spelling for it), which means the lands around a parish church or rich ore-mining grounds.

    So, my granddad's name, in total, is badass. By descent through the male line (which is where we get the last name from; no sexism, kiddos), my family owned churches or we were mining magnates.

    Therefore, to maximise potential, my first son will be named James-Michael (Michael being my own father's first name) Jarlath Landers. My own first name, Jon, will be left out.

    All that to let you know that Khan loses against Jarlath. Unless your son's first name is Genghis (it isn't (is it?)).
     
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    It's Soren. Soren Kaan. He practically wears a cape and spandex. :eek:
     
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    Welcome!

    I don't know about which name beats which. But Soren Kaan is a damn cool name. I think I would like your wife. :)
     
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    Welcome. :D
     
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    Hello Jon, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

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    Oh... Crap. That is... wow. Just. Yeah. That's pretty badass. Except the spandex. The spandex isn't really that badass. But everything else. I bow to your wife's superior wisdom. She obviously understands the "If you name your child like a winner, they will be a winner" proverbial thingy.
     
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    I used to live in Brisbane. The weather was really good.
     
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    Welcome, cruci! I am a bold headed old man with no particular athletic appearance, but I hope we can learn from each other anyway.... Looking forward to your contributions and critiques....
     

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