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Greets and Introduction

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 3:15 am
by thorn
Hey all,
Just got back from Sanctus, and to be honest, it was quite an unfulfilling experience.
Before I raise any hackles, I must say, it was no one's fault but my own. The music was great, the venue was great, the costumes were awesome, and the dancers enthusiastic.
Unfortunately, I didn't know anybody.
I've been floating around the scene for about a year now, not a fixture, but I'm around. I usually come with a bunch of friends and I've got a girlfriend, so the pressure to meet new people really hasn't bitten me before.
Tonite, however, I went with a single friend whose sole purpose of the night was to try and meet a girl. This left me largely by myself for a good chunk of the night, and being an unconfidant dancer at best, with very little to do.
The whole atmosphere seemed like that of a large group of good friends, and I simply had no idea how to integrate myself. Hence, the last ditch effort of all geeks; do it online.
So here I am, I'm saying "hello" now, and I'd like to say "hello" to many of you at the next Sanctus.
My name is Aaron (or Thorn, if Aaron is too boring), and I'm 22 years old and male. Primary geekly interests are role playing and bit fat doorstopper fantasy novels, with a healthy dose of video games. I'm a Graphic Design student at ETSU, with about a year left before graduation. I'm from "around here", and have been from "around here" my entire life. My favorite goth bands are the Cruxshadows (big surprise) and Bella Morte (another big surprise, I'm sure), and yes, I even went to that poorly attended, yet oh-so-awesome Cruxshadows show in Johnson City at the Hideaway. Dear lord - no surrealist artist could fully grasp the weirdness of seeing the Cruxshadows at the crummiest of downtown bars in Johnson City, Tennessee. Just plain strange.
So that's my bit. Hope to talk to you all soon.
-Aaron

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 2:19 pm
by Bone
Welcome to KG!

Yes it can be hard to meet people, and this is a good place to start to get a little conversation going and start to get to know a few of the folk around the scene.
Feel free to look me up at Sanctus at any time and say hello. If I'm not to busy (I have to work at Sanctus...damn it) at that moment I'll try and introduce you around to some people. Just ask for Bone at the DJ booth and if I'm not there, they can probably point me out for you.

Anyway...Welcome to the Asylum, Hope you enjoy your stay!

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 3:46 pm
by The Stormstress
Grrreetingz & Velcum! :twisted: I agree that the forum iz a good place 2 start ... Once u hav gotten 2 kno a few peepz here, then u may hav more 2 talk about n person & such ...

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 6:29 pm
by Mother Mo
Salutations! :D

Yes, get your feet wet here in the forum & keep coming out to events. We also go to Temple at Amnesia on Saturdays, so feel free to try us there too. We're a big friendly group & its pretty easy to fit right in.

Hope to see you out on the dance floor sometime soon! :D

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 7:56 pm
by ArsenicAngel
Greetings,
Frostmourne and I also attended that show, that you discribe so correctly.

Greets and Introduction

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 12:35 am
by Nigredo
Oh YES!!!! Cruxshadows was the best show I have been to by far. I got to talk to Rogue for 15mins. He is a nice guy. I can't wait to see them again.

Velcome to the forum. :blackbat:

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 12:50 am
by junkie christ
where in JC do you dwell at?
i live around the area and frequent at neumans (where chuckys used to be) alot.
graduated from etsu myself back in dec. good luck with that.

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 11:36 am
by Silent Huntress
Welcome, Thorn.

Hideaways is a true dive! I'm a transplant from Kingsport myself and have frequented several of those places over the years. Maybe we'll run into each other at one of those events.

Anyway, welcome to the funhouse!

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 11:59 am
by 4X541N7
Hey Kid...Glad you enjoyed yourself...I think that it may be a little easier to actually MEET people at Temple...Sanctus is alot more populated...& hella fun, once you know a few people, or are big into dancing...But Temple is a little more laid back...Also, there are quite a few RPG Geeks on this forum...*raises hand*...*shifts eyes*...Just come in...Relax...& Watch the fireworks, like it's the end of the world...

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 7:11 pm
by The Lizard Princess
Very warm Welcome! At first sight of your name thought you to be my Friend Thorne/Andy who others on here might know....But then I saw your fav band Was The Cruxshadows! Well we have something in common! My ABSOLUTE favorite band is CXS! I have pictures of and with the band! and I've been pulled onto stage, and talked extencively to the Band members before.I have seem the play maney times at Dragon*Con. Rogue is actually very good friends with a Very good friend of mine!...although I'm sad to say I did not make it to their show back in Nov, in J-city....nice to meet you!

JC stuff

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 8:18 pm
by thorn
Wow, glad to see people responding.
Junkie Christ - Yeah, I'm still going to ETSU, so I honestly don't get much time to haunt the town. Heading into my 4th year there, and things really start revving up in the art program at that point. I did get a chance to go to the Otter for the first time a few weeks back, when my short film class held their film festival there. I had three films that showed, but honestly I can't blame anyone for not going. Four hours of pretentious student films by first-time film makers isn't my idea of a good time either. ^_~ Though I did think the Otter was kinda cool. Don't know about the clientelle though.
And as far as gaming, if anyone is in the tri-cities area during fall or spring semester time, you might wanna check out the Gaming Society at ETSU. A few friends and I started it this year, and over the year we put together a pretty good club. It's open to anyone, members get discounts at local gaming stores, and there's always like 20+ gamers there ready to play whatever. If you're ever in Nords or Dice Fun and Games, we keep a flier up with the current meeting time there.
Of course, all the JC stuff is kind of irrelevant right now considering I'm back in K-Town area for the summer. lol

-Aaron

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 6:55 pm
by shadow dancer
Welcome to the forum.

Feel free to drop by Urban Bar and Corner Cafe before the next Sanctus. There are several of us that meet up beforehand to drink, eat, play the crackbox (or the Megatouch as it is officially known), etc. Its a lower key environment where we do more talking before we get into a loud club. I can't say that I am the most social at a club. I'm usually not far from the dance floor.

As Mo already mentioned, Temple is on Saturday nights at Amnesia, so that's another good outlet for meeting people.

BTW, cool deal on being a year away from you degree in Graphic Design. That was my brother's career choice as well. Good luck with it.