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    What's up? Que onda?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NochtliLagrimas, Dec 13, 2015.

    Hello there.

    My name is Joseph Avila, I'm 22 and I'm a writer from Indio, CA. I'm a little bit more than ten weeks away from receiving my B.A.s in English and Creative Writing from the University of California - Riverside. I was raised devoutly evangelical christian but as I got older I decided to reorient my pursuits. I identify as Chicano and have roots that extend into Mexico, the Philippines, France, Ireland, and Spain.

    I usually write fiction, specifically magical realism but have put considerable effort into non-fiction this past year. Topics I usually like to play around with include: race/ethnicity, Mexican-American folklore, drugs, history, time, religion, culture, media, conspiracy theories, education, politics, colonialism, postmodernism, spirituality.

    I look forward to interacting with you all and hearing your stories.
     
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    Hi, welcome to the forum. That's an intriguing introduction. :D
     
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    The short story contest needs more votes. Want to immerse yourself in this forum? Become a voter in the short story contest. Get started on the right foot. Make someone's day and vote for their story. The link is in my sig. :agreed:
     
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    Thank you so much for the welcome :) I wish I would've read the deadline for voting. It sounds like an amazing idea. When will the next competition be? What're your favorite things to do around here?
     
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    You still have 35 minutes to vote. If you need a little longer and you are going to vote now, I can extend it a few minutes. Right now there is a tie so we need one more vote.
     
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    ¿Qué onda? Aquí, tranquilo, compai. ;)

    Welcome to the forum, 'mano. Be sure to read the Forum Rules and the New Member Quick Start to get a feel for the place and how we do things. :agreed:

    Wrey
     
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    Welcome aboard
     
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    Please do :)
     
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    OK, voting extended another 7 and a half hours. There was a tie for first place, so I didn't take a win away from anyone to do it.
     

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