Introduction (late!)

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  1. 80Datsun210

    80Datsun210 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    I've been posting for a while now but had not done a "formal" introduction.
    Pertinent information about me: my two passions are languages and history. They are so intertwined I couldn't even decide on a single major, so I got a Master's degree in each. Then I couldn't find a job, and things sucked. I finally came to the conclusion that, while well-educated, I didn't actually know how to do anything in the real world. So I decided to go "all the way" and become a professor. :D  The only thing I really know how to do (with the remotest possibility of getting paid for it) is be an academic. So, I'm about to start (in 2 weeks) a PhD program in Applied Linguistics with a focus on instructional technology. The plan is to just stay in academia all the rest of my life. :lol  Seriously, though, I like teaching, I like doing research, and I like writing, so it makes sense. Oh, and my "Indian name" is Language Nazi. :ev: 

    Let's see, I also like photography, Tolkien, learning languages and writing systems, anything where I can get my hands dirty (especially woodworking, painting, refinishing old furniture), I'm a Civil War re-enactor (Union!), I speak Dakota (eastern Sioux), and I love birds. No kids, but I have a very spoiled cockatiel.

    The first Transformer I ever saw and played with was Lazerbeak. That was in the summer of 1984, IIRC. It belonged to the brother of a friend. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Cliffjumper was my first Transformer. My parents got it for me as a bribe to get me to practice clarinet (this was at the beginning of 5th grade). I ended up dropping the music thing, but kept going with the Transformers. Honestly, I've never counted how many I had. They were the originals, many of them with die-cast metal as part of their bodies. They've seen some rough play, and been in storage nearly 20 years. I got them out again this summer. It's amazing to see the "new" posable Transformers some of y'all have, because with mine, aside from transforming, you can move the arms and sometimes the head and that's about it. Ravage and Lazerbeak were the most posable TFs I had.

    The yellow 1980 Datsun 210 was my first car. I was 6 years old when my father bought the car. We used to take it on cross-country camping trips, Mom and Dad in the front and me and my little sister fighting in the backseat. I got the car when I was 16. It was yellow with a black interior and black trim; a Nissan dealer I talked to called it "the bumblebee package," I kid you not. The yellow 1976(?) Camaro in the movie really reminds me of my old car. :rip  I was so sad when that car finally died! Man, I loved that car. It feels right, to wear his identity now in a forum such as this.

    I feel like I have a lot of catching up to do, having drifted away from the Transformers before the end of the second season (never saw the 1986 movie or anything after it). I got back into it all because of the movie, and I have found that I enjoy this tfw2005 board.
     
  2. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Because it's the best board.

    Welcome. My user name is also my first car, my nickname for a 1985 Toyota Tercel. I hate it and wish I could be my real name, but oh wells.

    Anyways, enjoy your stay!
     
  3. butz

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    Ahoy thar matey!! It seems we've had a stowaway amongst us!!
     
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    Late welcome.
    And late post +1
     
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    333HE HERSHEY'S GONNA EAT JOO.

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    Moonscream YES, We EXIST!

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    Welcome!

    Yep, you have a lot of catching up to do...but realize that most people do have a lot of G1 toys as well as the new ones! Heck, its what's left of most of my collection. :) 

    --Moony
     
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    HI!

    eeerrr, I don't know what else to say.
     
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    Welcome to the board and I am sure you'll have no problem catching up on the new TFs. :) 
     
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