1. thirdwind

    thirdwind Member Contest Administrator Reviewer Contributor

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    Which WF member(s) would you grab a beer with?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by thirdwind, May 31, 2014.

    I know I'm not the only one who has met some great people on here. So given the chance, which WF members would you like to grab a beer with? (If you don't drink beer, substitute it with your favorite beverage.)

    @Lemex, @Mackers, and @minstrel all have similar literary tastes/views on literature as me, so they're obvious choices. I imagine we'd have some great conversations. @Andrae Smith seems like a chill guy to hang out with based on his posts. And @Wreybies seems like he has a bunch of funny stories he wouldn't mind sharing, so it would be fun having him around.

    Don't feel bad if I left you out; those five are just the first names that came to mind. ;)
     
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  2. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Supporter Contributor

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    I would rent out a hall and invite everyone! [​IMG]

    For several reasons. ;)

    First, to hear all the:

    "So you're So&So!"
    "I totally thought you were a dude!"
    "I totally thought you were a chick!"
    "I never pictured you with a beard."
    "Wow, you're (fill in the ethnicity causing the beholder surprise)!"

    Also, I would be interested to see how a couple of brews might change interaction between people. Are the big talkers still big talkers when in the flesh? Are the wallflowers dancing on the table, 4 beers in?

    Are there are any walks-of-shame the next morning. :whistle:
     
  3. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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  4. thirdwind

    thirdwind Member Contest Administrator Reviewer Contributor

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    Invite everyone!? Damn. I wonder if I could guess who's who just based on what they say and how they act. If someone stands on the table and starts reciting poetry, I'll know it's Lemex. And if someone starts citing studies about how it's dangerous to stand on a table drunk, I'll know it's Ginger. :p
     
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  5. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Somehow I don't put it past Lemex to stand on the table to recite poetry. :rofl:
     
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  7. Lewdog

    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

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    You guys have been watching Dead Poets Society.
     
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  8. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    ...No we haven't! >___>

    I'd have beer with you, lewislewis. :D

    I like them, too. They're awesome in my book.
     
  9. obsidian_cicatrix

    obsidian_cicatrix I ink, therefore I am. Contributor

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    I'm a little ahead of myself as I've already had a drink with a WF buddy. The most surprising thing was that there weren't any surprises. We were both very much what the other anticipated and neither of us were on our best behaviour. Certainly no muting of character, due to worry over what the other might think.

    I do have another member in my line of sight. It would be a shame not to take advantage of our close physical proximity.

    It's quite the surreal experience seeing the facial animation of someone whose words ring so familiar. As of yet, the subject has been skirted but I'm quietly confident that we will bite the bullet at some point. My only worry would be that he'd have one too many and end up trying to use my left nostril as a swimming cap....

    ...as if meeting in the flesh isn't surreal enough. :D
     
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  10. Andrae Smith

    Andrae Smith Gone exploring... in the inner realm... Contributor

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    Well I'm not the drinking type but I'd love to go out for a drink with @thirdwind, @Thomas Kitchen, @Wreybies, @minstrel, @T.Trian & @KaTrian, @Lemex @jannert, @jazzabel and @GingerCoffee. Don't feel bad if your name isn't on the list, as these are just the people who come to mind right away. Everyone has something different to offer, but I'm sure I'd have a good time with each ha ha. I'm glad to find myself on a list, at all ha ha. :cool:

    I like Wrey's idea though. I would sooo love seeing everyone. Oh and actually putting voices to y'all instead of the imaginary ones that play in my mind when reading your posts. :whistle:
     
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    jannert Member Supporter Contributor

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    Well, I've HAD a beer with @obsidian_cicatrix , and can vouch for the experience! Great pub too, by the way...
     
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  12. obsidian_cicatrix

    obsidian_cicatrix I ink, therefore I am. Contributor

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  13. KaTrian

    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    I'd totally have beer with all of you guys :) :friend: But I also wonder... Will the bar turn into General Writing, Book Discussion, Lounge or... *gasp* Debate Room?

    I've also noticed that in the end, the people you first meet over the internet aren't all that different irl. They might turn out to be bigger and shorter than you imagined, but there haven't been that many surprises so far. It's a shame I haven't met anyone from here. @T.Trian and I live so far from everybody, except maybe @Komposten, him being Swedish.

    Do my posts have an accent? :D
     
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  14. Lemex

    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

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    As soon as I saw this thread a few names came instantly to mind: @thirdwind, @Mackers, @Link the Writer, @Wreybies, @minstrel, @Andrae Smith, @Dante Dases (actually, you are only in the next county, why hasn't that happened yet?), @obsidian_cicatrix, @EdFromNY and @GingerCoffee. You are all good people and I value all of your contributions to this forum. Everyone else: don't think I did not think of you and don't think I don't think you are awesome.

    I always have the same thought whenever I add someone from this forum on Facebook - do I, in reality, look like the Lemex that member had in their head?

    I'm curious, what kind of voice do you imagine I have?

    What's the betting that everyone will be doing a walk of shame from my room, at the same time. :p
     
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    Komposten Insanitary pile of rotten fruit Staff Supporter Contributor

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    By the sounds of this, we ought to plan a Writers' Conference or something... :p

    I can't really picture myself going to a pub and grabbing a beer, for several reasons. However, if there is apple juice to be had, I'm pretty sure that pub sounds a bit more inviting... And who'd I bring? Well, everyone, of course! We've already established time and time again that you're all awesome.

    The first ones to spring to mind, though are:
    @KaTrian and @T.Trian
    @GingerCoffee
    @Wreybies
    @Marcus Burzum
    @thirdwind
    @Lewdog
    And last, but not least, @Daniel
     
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    @minstrel, if only so that I could ask for a go on his twelve string :D. There's a few guitarists on here, perhaps I could get a VIP backstage to pass at one of @T.Trian's funk metal performances.
     
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    It is better I feel free and say, I have never drunk any alcoholic beverage up to know but I love to drink coffee and tea, cool juice, carbonated buttermilk and carbonated non-alcohol beverages like Pepsi, coca cola and so on.
    I invite some members for drinking coffee, cool juice or Pepsi. The members that I know they have not drunk alcoholic beverages, or they will leave drinking them hereafter :D Among mammaia, peachalulu and GingerCoffee that I had the most conversation with them.
     
  18. Alesia

    Alesia Pen names: AJ Connor, Carey Connolly Contributor

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    I'm not so sure it'd be a good idea for me to have a few beers in me if someone wanted to start a debate! :D
     
  19. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    I concur. If anyone starts a debate while I'm around, I usually politely excuse myself. I don't like debates all that much, especially when I'm drinking.

    But other than that, I'm good.
     
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    But it often happens that during drinking, a debate about something begins, and these debates are usually the most passionate, sincere and deep.:)
     
  21. HelloThere

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    Haha, I've got a catholic friend who I often feel like I am having incredibly deep and interesting arguments with, but I imagine we just look stupid to any onlookers. I'm reminded of this quote from "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy:

    "The hundreds of nights they sat up arguing... With the earnestness of philosophers chained to a madhouse wall."
     
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  22. T.Trian

    T.Trian Overly Pompous Bastard Staff Supporter Contributor

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    It would be so sweet to play a gig with my band to all the WF members and then go hang out with you guys. :D Or, since there are so many musicians here, how about a kickass WF band? :twisted:

    I know I sound corny as hell and all, but since home is where the heart is, and you can probably guess where my heart is, I'd be perfectly happy with @KaTrian, sipping ice-cold Pepsi Max, no matter where we are. All the other WF members we'd meet travelling the world together, visiting them in their home countries, would be just really awesome bonuses. :cool: Though we'd probably start with Puerto Rico and California...
     
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    There are several members I would particularly want to meet, but I won't list them here because I wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feelings by leaving them off the list (or anger them by including them? :unsure:). Besides, I suspect they already know who they are. Count me in on @Wreybies' rent-the-hall idea. And while we're at it, let's make sure there's a stage so that those of us who are musicians can jam, maybe sit in with @T.Trian's band.
     
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    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

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    What's the best beer to drink...let the debate begin!
     
  25. Lemex

    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

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    It's obviously Peroni. It's my beer of choice.
     

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