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Non-Film Discussion => Xix & Xax => Topic started by: Xixax on January 08, 2003, 01:13:48 PM

Title: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 08, 2003, 01:13:48 PM
Well, here it is. Thanks for stopping by.

Why did I start this message board? Well...

In March of 2002, Greg from ptanderson.com (http://www.ptanderson.com) and I started up a message board to discuss PTA's films. From this message area, a community of rabid film fans grew.

Then, at the end of December, 2002, Greg decided to pull the plug on the message board because the content had strayed so far from the original intent of the message area. The users were spending more time talking about their OTHER favorite films and goofing on each other than they spent talking about P.T. Anderson's work. In time, the message area was somewhat out-of-place for the PTA site, so the site's owner yanked it - rather abruptly.

This left the PTA community orphaned with no real place to go.

A couple of PTA community regulars started some other message boards to try to "gather the flock" so to speak, but they were quickly met with difficulties. The first attempt was shut down due to bandwidth consumption. A second PTA community was constructed, but it contained popup ads. I still wanted a place (without popups) where I could read and talk film with other movie buffs. So, I created this little message system from some free software and a domain name I purchased on a whim a few years ago.

What does Xixax (pronounced "sick-sacks", "sicks-axe" or "sex-acts" if you prefer) mean? From what I understand, it means nothing. The word comes from an old German punk rock diva, Nina Hagen. Her album NunSexMonkRock has been one of my favorites since I was a kid, and it contains a song called Born in Xixax. That's about the extent of it. One evening I decided to look and see if this 5-letter dot-com name was taken. It was available, and on an impulse I snatched it up. At least now it's something useful.

Have a good time here. We'll see how this message area thing goes!

-Michael
 :lol:

(http://xixax.com/xixax.gif)
Listen to "Born in Xixax" (http://xixax.com/xixax.mp3)

(http://xixax.com/nunsexmonkrock.jpg)
Purchase NunSexMonkRock from Nina Hagen's Official Web Site (http://www.nina-hagen.com/pages/shop.htm)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mark Cardella Sr on January 08, 2003, 02:00:10 PM
Thanks for setting up this board so we can still exchange opinions, ideas and enjoy movies.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Tommy Both on January 08, 2003, 02:15:20 PM
:o
Still kinda in awe... but great Michael, that you took the intiative....!
You the man! -Tommy sending props from Amsterdam
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 08, 2003, 02:19:29 PM
Just when you thought it was safe to cream your pants again...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: budgie on January 08, 2003, 04:31:48 PM
Just one thing... where's the kissing icon?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 08, 2003, 04:42:41 PM
Just for you:

 :kiss:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: budgie on January 08, 2003, 04:47:06 PM
And for you: x
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Redlum on January 08, 2003, 04:51:10 PM
Thanks Michael. It's good to be back.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on January 08, 2003, 05:02:37 PM
One thing: Unless you have email notification, is there another way to be told about PM's without checking the box all the time? Can we get the "Hey, MacGuffin, you have 1 message in your box" back or something like that?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: budgie on January 08, 2003, 05:24:21 PM
Oh no, I love that little cute window thang! Less you guys want to be able to see your notches?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jake_82 on January 08, 2003, 05:28:24 PM
it's good to be back, I was beginning to think I might have to get a life now that I couldn't waste my time on the board all day-- Thank God I was wrong! :)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 08, 2003, 05:35:48 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
One thing: Unless you have email notification, is there another way to be told about PM's without checking the box all the time? Can we get the "Hey, MacGuffin, you have 1 message in your box" back or something like that?


This is my first experience with this software, so to answer... I'm not sure.

I have the popup windows enabled, and when you get an IM, the software pops up a window telling you. Which, to me, is still way cooler than having a static number on the page.

Do you have that feature enabled in your profile?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on January 08, 2003, 05:40:05 PM
Quote from: Michael_Wilson
I have the popup windows enabled, and when you get an IM, the software pops up a window telling you. Which, to me, is still way cooler than having a static number on the page.

Do you have that feature enabled in your profile?


I do, but I think because I have a pop-up blocker on computer that is why I'm not getting those.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 08, 2003, 05:46:06 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
I have a pop-up blocker on computer that is why I'm not getting those.


That'd do it, allright.

 :wink:

Note to self: do not go overboard with the smileys. Cutesy = bad
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jake_82 on January 08, 2003, 05:57:48 PM
Another suggestion-- could we have a thing at the bottom of the forum index that says the last 5 messages posted like it used to have on the PTA message board? because with over ten different boards on here its kind of hard to keep track
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: budgie on January 08, 2003, 06:09:58 PM
Ooh... let it go, Jake, sweetheart. The pink pages are just gorgeous. I love it all just as it is. Cept for no fucking kissing icon
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on January 08, 2003, 06:14:12 PM
Quote from: budgie
Cept for no fucking kissing icon


Luv, on the left of each reply, there is writing that says "View more Emoticons" Click on it, a window will pop up and the 'kiss' icon is the last one. :kiss:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: budgie on January 08, 2003, 06:20:16 PM
:oops:


Bloody hell.









                                                 Pu woulda loved those...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: bonanzataz on January 08, 2003, 06:27:01 PM
<---------OH BOY!

Terrific. Simply terrific. Glad we've got a space.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 08, 2003, 06:29:01 PM
Quote from: budgie
Cept for no fucking kissing icon


"fucking kissing"... Hmm.

(michael thinks)

I wonder if I could find a "fucking icon" somewhere.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on January 08, 2003, 06:32:07 PM
Quote from: Michael_Wilson
I wonder if I could find a "fucking icon" somewhere.


                (http://www.mediawatchers.nl/smileys/smileysex.gif)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 08, 2003, 06:45:12 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
One thing: Unless you have email notification, is there another way to be told about PM's without checking the box all the time? Can we get the "Hey, MacGuffin, you have 1 message in your box" back or something like that?


I just installed a modification that shows you the status of your instant messages in the status bar of the browser when an active link isn't rolled over.

Look at the bottom of your browser window.  :lol:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: budgie on January 08, 2003, 06:46:07 PM
Shame on you. Both.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Dirk on January 08, 2003, 06:58:29 PM
Another suggestion: do you think we can get a "delete" button to erase past posts that you may be ashmed of or so that the 'edit stain' will not show up when editing?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 08, 2003, 07:04:51 PM
Quote from: Dirk
Another suggestion: do you think we can get a "delete" button to erase past posts that you may be ashmed of or so that the 'edit stain' will not show up when editing?


Do you not have this icon on your posts?

(http://xixax.com/phpBB2/templates/Xixax/images/icon_delete.gif)

That lets you kill your post.

You should also be able to edit a post (that you've written) with the button just to the left of it. I think... I'm still learning this software a bit.

I don't think this software leaves edit stains, either. It's different than what was used at the PTA board.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sphinx on January 08, 2003, 08:14:17 PM
hullo kiddies, i'm here again!

mikey: pass me the admin ball
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 08, 2003, 08:19:33 PM
Quote from: sphinx
mikey: pass me the admin ball


Rock it, beeyatch.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: luvfilm2 on January 08, 2003, 08:29:06 PM
Quote from: Jake_82
it's good to be back, I was beginning to think I might have to get a life now that I couldn't waste my time on the board all day-- Thank God I was wrong! :)
"Wasted days and wastednights."
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sphinx on January 08, 2003, 08:35:43 PM
Quote from: Michael_Wilson
Rock it, beeyatch.


now i just gotta get myself hooked up one of them wacked out avatars like i always have, yo
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 08, 2003, 08:36:25 PM
Quote from: Michael_Wilson
I don't think this software leaves edit stains, either. It's different than what was used at the PTA board.


Odd. Some seem to and other's don't.

The learning continues...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: luvfilm2 on January 08, 2003, 08:38:44 PM
Thanks Mike for setting this up and I like how you came up the name.  How do you pronounce it?  Zixax? I just recently discovered the PT Anderson board after getting blown away by Punch Drunk Love.  I wasn't sure how I felt that PTA himself didn't have it up and running but I didn't realize it was being coopted.   :D I saw Boogie Nights twice.  I loved the opening track shot and I thought it was the best depiction of drug use on film.  Needless to say, I'm a fan.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sphinx on January 08, 2003, 08:41:25 PM
yeah, cheers!

michael: i actually turned off edit stains on the other yabbse boards, they were on there initially.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 08, 2003, 09:06:52 PM
As Pubrick might say, long live the Edit Stain, that keeper of honesty, that disciplinary embarassment.

This board has gone through so many revivals in the last few weeks that I am losing count of how many times my definition of God has changed.

Attention all newbies: Don't try to understand the admins. They have an estranged world of message boarding behind them, they are unable to seperate from an epic former life, and they are generally confused human beings.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 08, 2003, 09:13:02 PM
Quote from: JeremyBlackman
Attention all newbies: Don't try to understand the admins. They have an estranged world of message boarding behind them, they are unable to seperate from an epic former life, and they are generally confused human beings.


But *I* am the sexiest!

 0X
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sphinx on January 08, 2003, 09:20:26 PM
Quote from: JeremyBlackman
As Pubrick might say, long live the Edit Stain, that keeper of honesty, that disciplinary embarassment.

This board has gone through so many revivals in the last few weeks that I am losing count of how many times my definition of God has changed.

Attention all newbies: Don't try to understand the admins. They have an estranged world of message boarding behind them, they are unable to seperate from an epic former life, and they are generally confused human beings.


some admins will try to walk to get to places that simply do not exist.  for example, every time i look at this index, i am disoriented, because i have looked at the other bloody c&c index for so long.  mikey is the self proclaimed sexiest with his self proclaimed...item.  pubrick's saying reminds me of dirty posts, and how we don't have them any more.  dirty posts and clean posts
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 08, 2003, 09:27:21 PM
Speaking of pubes, think he'll come around? Haven't seen him on Mogwai's board and he hasn't dropped in here yet.

We must have that funky fresh animated bee stinger.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: picolas on January 08, 2003, 09:30:23 PM
I AM A VERY BLIND MAN. SO BLIND. MY FULL NAME IS BLIND-BLIND FISHER BLIND.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sphinx on January 08, 2003, 09:32:13 PM
mikey: pubes sez he might be back, but under a different name.  not necessarily in disguise, though

edit: one thing i have to note here is that i think that there are just too many forums to post under.   waaay too many
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: picolas on January 08, 2003, 09:58:34 PM
Quote from: sphinx
edit: one thing i have to note here is that i think that there are just too many forums to post under.   waaay too many


i agree (although i really like some of the new additions). not sure if EVERY director needs their own forum...i think one or two mergers here and there are in order...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 08, 2003, 10:01:12 PM
Quote from: picolas
not sure if EVERY director needs their own forum...i think one or two mergers here and there are in order...


Yeah, I fought with that a little while.

What I really wanted was a board-within-a-board. Have a Director's discussion area, and then have sub-sections within that. But I know that by doing that, we'd end up with 20 "PTA" posts, which was no good. That's ultimately why I made full sections for the most "want to be discussed" directors.

The lineup that's there now will probably continue to change somewhat over the next few months until things are totally settled in here. At least that's my thought.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Duck Sauce on January 08, 2003, 11:16:06 PM
I dont really get why PT Anderson board was closed but I have grown to accept it after finding my way back. Thanks for setting this up, I hope it grows.......Out of all the film makers, why does Michael Moore have his own section?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 08, 2003, 11:22:53 PM
In case anyone is interested...

Check out message #1 in this thread again. I added some "xixax" info, so now we'll know how to pronounce it.

It appears that only the original post shows edit stains. replies do not. At least as far as I am able to tell so far.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 08, 2003, 11:46:00 PM
That is by far one of the most bizarre songs I've heard.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: picolas on January 08, 2003, 11:59:34 PM
...i'd like to see either the music video for that song, or a musical based on that song.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ShellRoth on January 09, 2003, 01:37:53 AM
I know this is prob a dumb question for most of you , but I am pretty computer illiterate ( I will freely admit that in AUG this year I will hit the big 5-0), I don't understand how to upload an avatar!  Any help would be greatly appreciated...

 :?:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on January 09, 2003, 01:53:18 AM
Find a picture that you would like to use, 'right click' on the image and click on 'properties'. Copy the URL (address) by highlighting it, then paste it in the 'Upload Avatar from a URL' part at the bottom of your Profile page.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ShellRoth on January 09, 2003, 02:18:36 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Find a picture that you would like to use, 'right click' on the image and click on 'properties'. Copy the URL (address) by highlighting it, then paste it in the 'Upload Avatar from a URL' part at the bottom of your Profile page.



Thanks MacGuffin - as you can see - it worked!  You CAN teach an old dog...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: budgie on January 09, 2003, 01:45:27 PM
Extra?

Is that like surplus?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: picolas on January 09, 2003, 05:18:04 PM
more like getting paid for pretending to do nothing.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on January 09, 2003, 05:42:22 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 09, 2003, 06:00:25 PM
(http://xixax.com/images/avatars/d0beb6d13e1dfc2b09ccf.jpg)
HELL YES!!!
 :onfire:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 09, 2003, 06:11:21 PM
RK, can you round up... other.. people.. or something? You must have connections.

Michael, the mass email is working beautifully...

But some people will probably be thrown off recieving a message from someone named "Xixax"...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 09, 2003, 06:18:17 PM
Quote from: JeremyBlackman
people will probably be thrown off recieving a message from someone named "Xixax"...


Heh. Yeah, probably. Maybe I should have sent it from, say, "Atticus Jones".  :D

Although I did try to be very attentive to the "subject" line. That should make people look if they're interested at all.

Oddly, nobody has written me back (ie. "replied" to the message). I'd figure someone would have tried to write back.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 09, 2003, 07:00:39 PM
Quote from: Michael Wilson
Oddly, nobody has written me back


Then again, some people don't check their email very often. There's still hope for the rest of em.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on January 09, 2003, 08:19:44 PM
Quote from: Michael Wilson
(http://xixax.com/images/avatars/d0beb6d13e1dfc2b09ccf.jpg)
HELL YES!!!
 :onfire:



Your sig was my inspiration for that.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on January 09, 2003, 10:09:07 PM
Quote from: JeremyBlackman
RK, can you round up... other.. people.. or something? You must have connections.


Man, I like that you think that, but the only person I could possibly round up is filmstudent... and I'll try to do that too.

Give people time and they'll come though... probably...

I had registered on the old board with my old crappy email address that I only checked once in a while so that's where I got the notice for this thing.

Seems like Greg's a reasonable chap, has he linked his site to this one yet?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pwaybloe on January 10, 2003, 07:59:29 AM
Quote from: JeremyBlackman
Michael, the mass email is working beautifully...

But some people will probably be thrown off recieving a message from someone named "Xixax"...


No kidding.  The mass email was filtered into my junk mail, and luckily I scanned them all yesterday before I instinctively deleted them.  

It's good to be back!  I hope everyone is doing well this new year!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: budgie on January 10, 2003, 08:57:17 AM
Who's stolen my av? Did she get a bus or something?

Sshh! What was that noise...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: fulty on January 10, 2003, 09:43:59 AM
Quote from: Michael Wilson
This left the PTA community orphaned with no real place to go.


So I went to Thailand.  
Nice to be back and thanks for the invite
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: bob on January 10, 2003, 01:52:42 PM
i like to scratch
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 10, 2003, 04:06:59 PM
Quote from: bob
9:00 pm, time for Cinemax

You mean Skinemax?

Man they show some terrible softcore on there. It's absolutely retarded.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: bob on January 10, 2003, 09:17:59 PM
ya, doesn't my avatar look like he is getting ready to go for the sock ala american pie
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 82 on January 11, 2003, 11:33:30 AM
phpbb2 owns!

Concerning editing posts....  The way i run it on my board is there is a mod that allows you to specify an edit time... That way if someone actually DOES need to edit it for a mistake, they can.. but after 15 minutes, they can't touch it.

Although!

Be warned that the latest version of phpbb is going to be a HUGE overhaul, and the coders are saying that practically no modificatinos will work with it.. everything will have to be re written.  Evidently in the early stages of builing phpbb2's databse, they didnt build it in a way that would be ideal for handling huge loads on the database, so rather than continuing building on a crappyer code, they are redoing stuff.  This is why I haven't updated mine, and wont until the new phpbb comes out..  Which will have a lot of new modifications to it anyways.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 11, 2003, 11:39:06 AM
Quote from: 82
phpbb2 owns!

Concerning editing posts....  The way i run it on my board is there is a mod that allows you to specify an edit time... That way if someone actually DOES need to edit it for a mistake, they can.. but after 15 minutes, they can't touch it.

Although!

Be warned that the latest version of phpbb is going to be a HUGE overhaul, and the coders are saying that practically no modificatinos will work with it.. everything will have to be re written.  Evidently in the early stages of builing phpbb2's databse, they didnt build it in a way that would be ideal for handling huge loads on the database, so rather than continuing building on a crappyer code, they are redoing stuff.  This is why I haven't updated mine, and wont until the new phpbb comes out..  Which will have a lot of new modifications to it anyways.

This is my first experience with phpbb2, so this is great information. In following their site, I know a new version is close. Unfortunately, I also read rumor that there may be some issues upgrading from 1.3 to 1.4, and that all new boards need to be built if you're using 1.4. I do hope I misunderstood about that. I'm sure that even after 1.4 comes out, it'll just be a matter of time before someone develops a 1.3 -> 1.4 converter that's stable, so I'll cross my fingers and hope.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: budgie on January 12, 2003, 08:22:04 AM
Oi, why am I a grip and not a Prod Assistant?

Is it so I can lose it later?  :shock:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on January 12, 2003, 11:04:27 AM
I just noticed that old Macoroni was a site admin... is this a new thing for you or am I just completely unobservant?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 13, 2003, 02:04:29 PM
We added some new admins. Mostly old PTA board regulars.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Travis Bickle on January 13, 2003, 03:24:30 PM
suse me, but mine should say background artist not extra.
please correct this problem immediately.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 13, 2003, 04:02:46 PM
"landscape"
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: bluejaytwist on January 14, 2003, 02:03:19 AM
ah the power of admins. such a cherished title yet so unsatisfying in the grand scheme of things. almost like middle management. without the pay raise. i knew a few once. even dabbled in it. but i lost my grip and had to slip. i miss that pool. perhaps ill dig my shorts out of the closet and go for a dip.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Travis Bickle on January 15, 2003, 12:30:16 PM
dood, don't
you're not aj or ajay or aghey or how ever creative you're trying to be.
again, let it R.I.P.
 
eye mean thus ena neyes whey
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: bluejaytwist on January 15, 2003, 07:43:10 PM
never claim to be things im not.
jones is bones, im certain:
it's curtains.
just waxin to the fellows.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 19, 2003, 09:36:23 PM
waxin' the carrot?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: atticus jones on January 21, 2003, 11:45:53 PM
looking for love in all the wrong places...
too many topics...not enough tropics...
was it hot or is it just me...

seems like a logical place to begin...

none the less

love jones
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sphinx on January 21, 2003, 11:53:33 PM
bonjour jones
nice to see your pretty face again
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on January 22, 2003, 10:02:58 AM
Miss?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 23, 2003, 05:52:50 PM
Woo! Xixax hits the century mark!!!

100 users!!!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sphinx on January 23, 2003, 05:53:35 PM
hurrah!  how many farkers do we have on here now, about 1?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: underdog on January 23, 2003, 05:56:55 PM
im no farker......... so, do i get any thing because im number 100??
 :?:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 23, 2003, 05:57:05 PM
45 clicks in just over 24 hours worth of advertising.

For the curious, here's a link for the ad and the comments that Farkers have made about the site: http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=415087

It also tells how many people have clicked to Xixax from the ad.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 24, 2003, 10:41:36 PM
Hah! Fark comment:

Quote
"Xixax? Why not something more memorable, like ptghnuglui or cgrzzzzmgaaagla?"
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sphinx on January 24, 2003, 10:47:12 PM
i have to say that i approve of the 'x's and the 'i' in xixax, but i disapprove of the 'a'.  i just don't think it belongs.  then again, there aren't very many vowels that would belong.  xixox?  ix?  wraa
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on January 25, 2003, 08:14:52 AM
Quote from: sphinx
i have to say that i approve of the 'x's and the 'i' in xixax, but i disapprove of the 'a'.  i just don't think it belongs.  then again, there aren't very many vowels that would belong.  xixox?  ix?  wraa


xixwraax,

xixpx.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on January 25, 2003, 09:29:29 AM
Well, I had considered something easier to remember, like "kevinsmitheatstheassoutofadeadgoat.com" but I thought that might be kind of cumbersome to type in.

If you prefer, you could use http://seduceanddestroy.com
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Newtron on January 25, 2003, 10:02:54 AM
Quote from: Xixax
If you prefer, you could use http://seduceanddestroy.com

Yes.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on January 25, 2003, 12:18:37 PM
Quote from: Xixax


If you prefer, you could use http://seduceanddestroy.com


That's awesome
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Saga on February 09, 2003, 06:38:19 AM
a note of hello to all, i've followed closely from the sidelines, i'm a holdover.  it's time to get in the game, i say.  i'm uninitiated but aware and informed.  i'm ready to start first string come fall. winter's here let's go full contact.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on February 14, 2003, 08:46:26 PM
Heya everyone.

I just upgraded to the new version of phpBB. Supposedly, this version is more H4X0r proof!

Let me know if anything doesn't work the way it should.

Man, it was a pain compared to yabbSE. Oh well. Live and learn.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 14, 2003, 08:50:15 PM
Quote from: Xixax
H4X0r proof


 :yabbse-huh:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on February 14, 2003, 09:07:12 PM
What's the matter, JB? RU != 1337?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Ernie on February 15, 2003, 06:49:42 PM
Just wanted to make an official "hello" to everyone, I already sort of did before in my first post but fuck it, the site is so great I'll do it twice. I couldn't be more happy that someone made a nice new board for all of the cigarettes & coffee people. I was pissed the day it happened, I'm not ashamed to admit it. It was the best message board on the net for my money. I love this new one though, it's definitely as good if not better. I LOVE the logos (at the top right of the screen), those are the fucking coolest things I've ever seen. Just about everyone is of one of my favorite movies, really fun stuff guys. I also love the diverse array of forums, it's fun to talk about films other than pta's sometimes and other filmmakers and music too (only sometimes!). I like the whole site, thank you to everyone involved in the making of it and hello to everyone on the site!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ©brad on March 04, 2003, 12:49:21 PM
Hola amigos!

Okay, just got back from Barcelona, and man- what a great city it is! It's got it all man- nice beaches, mountains, cool museums and architecture, GREAT food (paella and tapas, mmmm) cheap wine, and man- the spanish know how to party. Went out to clubs that were still going strong at 6am. I'm marrying a spanish girl- no doubt in my mind.

I must admit that I went through a little bit of xixax withdrawl. I had all the usual symptoms- constant headaches, loss of appetite, anal leakage, erratic blindness, premature ejaculation. It's a good thing I had my little blue friends with me to calm my nerves-

(http://members.aol.com/ThreePeb/xan3.gif)

Okay, now that I'm back, first order of business is to get really really drunk, round up all you LoTR haters and give you all a good kick in the nuts. Shame on you!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on March 04, 2003, 01:04:43 PM
Welcome back, C.

(http://download.xixax.com/bluepill.gif)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: phil marlowe on March 04, 2003, 01:14:13 PM
nice.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on March 05, 2003, 11:06:30 PM
WOO! We just crossed to 10,000 message mark and now have over 200 users.

Not bad for less than 2 months, I'd say!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: The Silver Bullet on March 06, 2003, 02:25:44 AM
Hey all.

My name is Matt [but you can call me SB or Silver or whatever takes your flight of fancy]. I'm a seventeen year old student, but not really. If this makes any sense. I actually consider myself a filmmaker/writer who still has a year of school to go, it isn't really like a hobby but an actual thing where school is the hobby. Making sense?

Anyway. I've had a look around and the place looks swellegant. I'm looking forward to getting dirty. Not physically dirty, but you know.

My blog, for the record, can be found HERE (http://www.esotericrabbit.blogspot.com).
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on March 06, 2003, 09:17:58 AM
Quote from: The Silver Bullet
My blog, for the record, can be found HERE (http://www.esotericrabbit.blogspot.com).

Man, that is a great site. I only wish there were more films to download.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: The Silver Bullet on March 06, 2003, 06:21:31 PM
There will be in time.

The problem is space. And the fact that I have none [and no money to buy it with anyway]. I have a few recent films that will be available for download in the coming weeks. I'll let you know.

Thanks for the kind words. You're running quite a place here.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on March 06, 2003, 06:24:26 PM
Quote from: The Silver Bullet
There will be in time.

The problem is space. And the fact that I have none [and no money to buy it with anyway]. I have a few recent films that will be available for download in the coming weeks. I'll let you know.

Thanks for the kind words. You're running quite a place here.


Check out the first post (and those that follow) in the "Feature Presentation" section. We post 'em for free, and then let the Xixies tear it up and down. Bad for the ego, but good for the soul!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: The Silver Bullet on March 06, 2003, 06:25:35 PM
And kind on the wallet, too...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: dufresne on March 25, 2003, 08:14:19 PM
snaporaz invited me here.  this forum is great...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: VoiceOver on April 09, 2003, 08:34:41 AM
I found this forum by accident and it looks great. I hope I can make some interesting contributions to it. I'm not a filmmaker but very much a movie enthusiast, among other things regularly organizing movie marathons at my own place. I live in Amsterdam and so my movie taste is more of a cross breed between Europe/Asia and the US. Favourite directors include Lynch, Coen brothers, Tarantino, Burton, Tarkovsky, Welles, Renoir, Carné, Fassbinder, ah well ... the list is pretty much endless. Looking forward to some great discussions.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ***beady*** on July 23, 2003, 05:59:30 PM
hey, I too found this place by accident, so I don't know anyone here! I was actually looking for David Lynch info. Found it thanks to you guys!  :)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on July 23, 2003, 11:12:41 PM
we know everything, tell ur friends!

unless they sound like this: "omg LOL! omg a/s/l?!!! picplzkthxBYE!!!!1"

welcome.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: picolas on July 24, 2003, 12:23:10 AM
Quote from: P
unless they sound like this: "omg LOL! omg a/s/l?!!! picplzkthxBYE!!!!1"

lmao! omg 2 prfct.

ttfn.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on August 16, 2003, 04:44:08 PM
Picolas, you pickled less  mo fo....

I love you.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: somecompany on August 20, 2003, 12:55:30 PM
Hey, I'm new here.

Huge fan of PTA and stumbled over this site when searching on google for a decent place to talk about him.

Other favs are Tarantino, Coen Brothers and Kevin Smith (He's actually a sort of friend of mine, but I'll try not to talk too much about him on here)

Anyway, I'm starting production on my feature length low budget movie within the next couple of months and can't wait to discuss it here!

See you all later!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: mindfuck on August 20, 2003, 03:44:31 PM
Quote from: somecompany
Kevin Smith (He's actually a sort of friend of mine, but I'll try not to talk too much about him on here)


Uhoh.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: somecompany on August 20, 2003, 04:54:38 PM
Quote from: mindfuck


Uhoh.


Don't worry. I won't be mentioning it too much. I'm equal part PTA and KS fan anyway and Magnolia is my all time favorite film (Well, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's nest is, but Magnolia's a close second).
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Cecil on August 20, 2003, 06:08:17 PM
whats your movie about? is it self-financed?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: somecompany on August 20, 2003, 06:27:28 PM
Quote from: Cecil B. Demented
whats your movie about? is it self-financed?


It's a very dark mystery comedy very much in the style of Coen Brothers and Sam Raimi. I'll tell the rest of the plot another time.

And, yes, it's completely self financed. About $20 000.

 :)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Cecil on August 20, 2003, 06:31:22 PM
cool. kill the chicken
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Seraphim on August 30, 2003, 11:04:11 AM
Ehh, welcome!  :-D
New here. Like all of you I'm a film fan, as well as a fan of music, books, sports (Euro style: soccer/ football and cycling).

Famous words to please me:

Music: yes, thank you: Dead Can Dance, Australian cult music- VERY moody.
Best song: The Host of Seraphim...
Aha... :wink:
Furthermore:
Cocteau Twins
Sigur Ros
Tiamat
In The Woods...

Sports: of course!
PSV Eindhoven please!

Film:
mainly more serious stuff. I HATE most of the Hollywood pulp!

For me only/ mainly more serious American films (Jarmusch, f.e.) end ESPECIALLY  European stuff: Tarkovsky, Wenders, Kieslowski, Tykwer...

Enough for now!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: aclockworkjj on August 30, 2003, 11:50:28 AM
welcome to this here milkbar...

with the intrests listed, you should fit in well.

ps. Go Oranje voetbul!!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Peeping Thom on September 07, 2003, 06:23:24 AM
Hi everyone. New here. I found this discussion board by clicking on a banner on pta.com and I really think it's the best place to talk about movies and filmmakers. I mean... There are a lot of true cinephiles here and it's the first time I found it on the web.

By the way, I'm 20 yo and study cinema in Paris. I hope I'll enjoy spending time here, talking about Godard, Tarantino, "Amélie" or "Lost Highway".

See y'all.

P.S. : Oh... Sorry if my english isn't very good (but don't hesitate to show me my mistakes... please... :wink:  ).
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: dnthmn on September 08, 2003, 11:41:14 PM
Hello gang, this is my first post and I figured this would be the best thread to put one of these stupid "hey this is my first post" posts. Good, we got that outta the way.
Keep Well,
Dan
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: freakerdude on September 29, 2003, 04:23:11 AM
Now I think I was searching for Lynch info instead of bukakke when I found this site.....good twist on that little blue pill.

Thanks for your efforts b/c I just found this place a while back and there is a lot of good info for movie junkies.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: molly on October 03, 2003, 04:48:51 AM
Hi guys.
I'm new here. :oops:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: aclockworkjj on October 03, 2003, 07:16:34 AM
Quote from: molly
Hi guys.
I'm new here. :oops:

welcome Molly...stop blushin'...sit down and stay for a bit.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on October 03, 2003, 08:19:20 AM
Welcome... Bem vinda... whatever.... Just

Quote
sit down and stay for a bit.


 8)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: molly on October 03, 2003, 09:25:08 AM
Quote from: aclockworkjj
Quote from: molly
Hi guys.
I'm new here. :oops:

welcome Molly...stop blushin'...sit down and stay for a bit.



 :) Thanks!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 03, 2003, 10:18:08 PM
Im new too...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: horrorchick76 on October 03, 2003, 10:18:29 PM
yea im new at this too.. so is 76chicky.. PLEASE mess her up in this.. shes new .. lol.. right anna?  :?:  :twisted:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on October 03, 2003, 10:29:20 PM
Wait... am I right?  Did we just get three new female members in a row?

almost doubled the population.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: SoNowThen on October 03, 2003, 10:48:58 PM
These aren't the Shia-loving troublemakers back from before, are they?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: aclockworkjj on October 04, 2003, 09:15:12 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
These aren't the Shia-loving troublemakers back from before, are they?

no, those girls were named becky and dani....this being my favorite excerpt from that:
Quote from: becky
hey there dani, what's up girl?


thou, what's the deal with the 76 thing ladies?  :::jj's all curious now:::
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: horrorchick76 on October 04, 2003, 06:11:57 PM
Quote from: RegularKarate
Wait... am I right?  Did we just get three new female members in a row?

almost doubled the population.
Yesyoudidjust get 3 **female** members.. lol  :twisted:  :roll:  :shock:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: horrorchick76 on October 04, 2003, 06:12:37 PM
Quote from: aclockworkjj
Quote from: SoNowThen
These aren't the Shia-loving troublemakers back from before, are they?

no, those girls were named becky and dani....this being my favorite excerpt from that:
Quote from: becky
hey there dani, what's up girl?


thou, what's the deal with the 76 thing ladies?  :::jj's all curious now:::
Whatdou mean whats the deal? hehe  :twisted:  :roll:  :shock:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: aclockworkjj on October 04, 2003, 06:13:46 PM
what's the deal w/ the 76?...what does it stand for?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: horrorchick76 on October 04, 2003, 06:18:17 PM
Quote from: aclockworkjj
what's the deal w/ the 76?...what does it stand for?
Its just an inside joke my bf.. and my friend anna have.. if u really want to know.. just PM me.. ill tell ya :twisted:  :roll:  :shock:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 06:19:31 PM
Were just losers
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 06:20:05 PM
Im anna!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Cecil on October 04, 2003, 06:20:31 PM
what about your standards? are they low? lower than dirt?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 06:22:40 PM
Whos standerds
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Cecil on October 04, 2003, 06:24:40 PM
yours
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 06:28:35 PM
i dont have any
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: horrorchick76 on October 04, 2003, 06:28:44 PM
well both of ours .. are low.. VERY low
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 06:29:21 PM
Go ahead Haley...talk for me  :roll:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: horrorchick76 on October 04, 2003, 06:30:15 PM
ok ANITA i will..
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 06:30:52 PM
i know you will
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: horrorchick76 on October 04, 2003, 06:33:27 PM
Cecil.. got anything to say
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 06:39:33 PM
i guess he doesn't
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: aclockworkjj on October 04, 2003, 06:43:49 PM
girls...chill a bit on the chattin' amongst yerselves...you will annoy a lot around here....please, leave it to me to annoy the folks...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pedro on October 04, 2003, 06:45:18 PM
Quote from: aclockworkjj
girls...chill a bit on the chattin' amongst yerselves...you will annoy a lot around here....please, leave it to me to annoy the folks...

Nah, man.  That's prophet's and his avatar's job.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Cecil on October 04, 2003, 06:48:03 PM
Quote from: horrorchick76
Cecil.. got anything to say


yes, i am disgusted at you people. no standards? sheesh

i have high standards, you see. you cant degrade someone whos allready lower than dirt
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 06:48:20 PM
WHOA BUDDY!  your tiders upside down
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 06:49:00 PM
Tigers***
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Cecil on October 04, 2003, 06:49:23 PM
it would make an interesting movie though
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 06:50:45 PM
Can you make it   (haley   horrorchick76)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 06:51:11 PM
As in haley want to know
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Cecil on October 04, 2003, 06:51:55 PM
i wouldnt be the best person to handle this kind of material
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 06:53:53 PM
ok...sounds cool
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: edison on October 04, 2003, 06:53:54 PM
Quote from: Pedro the Wombat
Quote from: aclockworkjj
girls...chill a bit on the chattin' amongst yerselves...you will annoy a lot around here....please, leave it to me to annoy the folks...

Nah, man.  That's prophet's and his avatar's job.


word to that bro.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 06:54:44 PM
8)    dont i look cool
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 06:58:38 PM
i guess i dont
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 06:59:37 PM
:?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: horrorchick76 on October 04, 2003, 07:01:36 PM
ok anita im here  :twisted:  :roll:  :shock:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 07:03:18 PM
i think now that haleys here everyones gunna talk    im not loved
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 07:11:47 PM
Or not
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: aclockworkjj on October 04, 2003, 08:37:37 PM
stop now.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: horrorchick76 on October 04, 2003, 10:53:30 PM
hey .. im here.. and bored AGAIN.. lol  :twisted:  :roll:  :shock:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on October 04, 2003, 11:17:49 PM
Quote from: horrorchick76
hey .. im here.. and bored AGAIN.. lol  :twisted:  :roll:  :shock:


I could only wonder what you did with that boredom before you found this place.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 11:22:37 PM
I have a big picture
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 76chicky on October 04, 2003, 11:43:41 PM
damn
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: picolas on October 04, 2003, 11:46:51 PM
can either of you say "big, hunkwad of spam that could, if it continues, result in a big, hunkwad of ban"?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: bonanzataz on October 05, 2003, 05:05:53 PM
whatever. nobody comes to this thread anyways.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: aclockworkjj on October 05, 2003, 05:12:29 PM
Did you just say "chat"?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: freakerdude on October 07, 2003, 09:08:32 PM
yes, I believe there is this new technology called chat like yahoo messenger, msn, aol....evidently the word hasn't reached the posers yet.......

Hey, I like talking to myself!

Me too!

Where'd you go?

OMG! LMAOROFL! OMG!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Cathartic Cleansing on October 15, 2003, 12:48:07 PM
aclockworkjj: Did you just say "chat"?

You just f-ing said chat, that's so, what are you now? Chat. I'm just calling to make sure that you show up to this party tonight. :wink:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 15, 2003, 03:39:36 PM
Cathartic Cleansing

Love the name.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: bonanzataz on October 15, 2003, 06:12:10 PM
that's the weirdest thing in the world. i just watched harold and maude for the first time on saturday, then i watch the kid stays in the picture and they show clips from it, then i'm on here and this new guy's got the avatar. maybe i'll fall in love with an old woman or something.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 19, 2003, 12:07:44 PM
Chef's amusing me so far.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: blackmamba on October 20, 2003, 04:15:39 PM
I also enjoy the chef, though it takes me a second everytime I read something he's written.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 20, 2003, 04:18:18 PM
Yeah, but that's the fun of it!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: myadopteddaughter on December 10, 2003, 01:20:50 PM
I am not sure where to introduce myself, my name is Margot. I am from Atlanta, Georgia. I am 18 years old. I've checked out the site before, and just about everybody here likes the same movies and music as I do. And that's refreshing.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ©brad on December 10, 2003, 01:34:06 PM
Quote from: myadopteddaughter
I am not sure where to introduce myself, my name is Margot. I am from Atlanta, Georgia. I am 18 years old. I've checked out the site before, and just about everybody here likes the same movies and music as I do. And that's refreshing.


welcome. glad to see another georgian up in the house.

i go to school in athens. we should hook up errr... uh i mean hang out and catch a movie.

i'll just go now.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Kal on December 10, 2003, 02:03:38 PM
keep trying brad, you'll get lucky soon!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gold Trumpet on December 10, 2003, 09:00:09 PM
Quote from: myadopteddaughter
I've checked out the site before, and just about everybody here likes the same movies and music as I do. And that's refreshing.


Ahh...should I introduce myself now or break your heart later?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pedro on December 10, 2003, 09:32:19 PM
Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
Quote from: myadopteddaughter
I've checked out the site before, and just about everybody here likes the same movies and music as I do. And that's refreshing.


Ahh...should I introduce myself now or break your heart later?
haha.  just let her find our for herself.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cine on December 10, 2003, 09:51:18 PM
Good that there's more females coming in. Eventually, it'd be nice if there was a healthy balance of the sexes. But that won't happen...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Raikus on December 10, 2003, 10:34:58 PM
Yeah. Everyone knows chicks can't read. Or type.

Although the slimmest of all chances I wanted to make sure and stress I was joking. You can never tell who will take your sarcasm as seriousness on this site.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: myadopteddaughter on December 11, 2003, 09:10:21 PM
shahf;ydfohdfuofyoh!!!     fghhrejrtnmkn!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: molly on December 12, 2003, 02:52:09 PM
Quote from: Cinephile
Good that there's more females coming in. Eventually, it'd be nice if there was a healthy balance of the sexes. But that won't happen...


we'll start posting pictures of hot, sexy, oiled... guys and you'll get homophobic or insecure or whatever...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cine on December 13, 2003, 01:24:44 AM
or aroused, maybe???
                    Ah, fuck, why did I say that...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: molly on December 13, 2003, 01:39:31 AM
Quote from: Cinephile
or aroused, maybe???
                    Ah, fuck, why did I say that...


well...


you bastards! I've just realized about those shadows in shape of line. hm...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 13, 2003, 02:41:47 PM
Quote from: molly
we'll start posting pictures of hot, sexy, oiled... guys and you'll get homophobic or insecure or whatever...


Does that mean we can start being disrepectful again?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cine on December 13, 2003, 03:55:25 PM
Quote from: aClockworkWalrus

Does that mean we can start being disrepectful again?

Don't ask stupid questions, you fucking idiot.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 13, 2003, 03:57:36 PM
Run while you can, new posters!

Cinephile touching little girls in their speicla no-no place!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cine on December 13, 2003, 04:13:28 PM
:onfire:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on December 14, 2003, 09:06:06 PM
we ought to try and break the 65 person record of registered users online at one time. any dates sound good?

10:00pm EST on January 8th could work. it's just a random date. some other time would work.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sleuth on December 15, 2003, 11:15:01 PM
WHAT HAPPENED
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Xixax on December 15, 2003, 11:18:25 PM
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
we ought to try and break the 65 person record of registered users online at one time. any dates sound good?
Only problem is that number was generated not by actual users, but by Google when its bot was spidering the site. I have seen as many as 25 registered users online at a time before, though.

Quote from: Slog
WHAT HAPPENED
Just playin' around with some ideas. That old look was getting on my nerves!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: myadopteddaughter on December 16, 2003, 03:37:45 PM
Maybe I am being rude, but I kinda liked it better the old way with all the movie scene banners and stuff.
But that's just my lowly opinion.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: zerocool41 on January 05, 2004, 07:54:47 PM
I tell you, i don't miss the ptanderson.com message board.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sebastian Haff on February 12, 2004, 11:17:13 PM
Well, since I am new I didn't get to see the old one. But I LOVE what's here now! Definitely one of the best looking boards I've seen!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 12, 2004, 11:20:52 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Haff
Well, since I am new I didn't get to see the old one. But I LOVE what's here now! Definitely one of the best looking boards I've seen!



I sense a XIXAX/CC museum

welcome kid
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Ira Riflestein on February 15, 2004, 09:42:44 PM
I am also new. I didn't want to come here, but Sloyj threatened me with violence. Blame him.




Oh, BTW, y'all can go fuck yourselves for all I care. Seriously. :lol:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Contagious on February 19, 2004, 07:02:21 PM
I'm new, but not really...

I used to come here (I don't really care to say who I was, hope that's okay), but I got kind of tired.  

But I'm back... hopefully people have stopped being so crazy and bitchy.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pas on February 27, 2004, 10:27:33 AM
I pronounce it zie-zax....sue me  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 27, 2004, 02:44:27 PM
Quote from: Pas Rapport
I pronounce it zie-zax....sue me  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:




i do it


"EX AX"
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on February 29, 2004, 09:59:43 PM
Quote from: Pas Rapport
I pronounce it zie-zax....sue me  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:


i say it that way too, but i try to correct myself with "six sacks." because i was told that "six sacks" was the right way a while ago.  i like "zie-zax" better.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Bethie on March 01, 2004, 01:57:39 AM
I am here to grace you with my presence.


Feel special.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Lambdacism on March 20, 2004, 08:50:34 AM
welcome home.

thank you.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: grand theft sparrow on March 23, 2004, 10:08:41 PM
So what's a fella got to do around here to change the "occupation" above his avatar?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: bonanzataz on March 23, 2004, 10:43:13 PM
i believe we've been over this before. you have to suck each of the admins dicks at the same time. and then individually.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: panthera_tigris on March 25, 2004, 11:30:59 AM
I think i like this forum for the simple reason that most people contradict themselves...i think that's fucking great...and everyone deserves a cookie for it. I joined for the sole purpose of perhaps gettting insight into other opinions on a plethora of movies...and i'm finding that some people are sick, some deranged, some thoughtful, some smart, some witty, and some people just don't give a fuck....gawd how i love diversity! Hopefully, at some point in time i can become adept at writing about a movie but as of now i am not too secure in my abilities to clearly state my opinions, i'd probably confuse everyone with my rambling and not be able to even argue what i'm trying to say, cuz most of the time i don't even know what the hell i'm saying in the first place. Can someone have selective ADD? It just comes and goes. But all in all, it's not too shabby of a forum.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on March 25, 2004, 11:47:43 AM
Quote from: panthera_tigris
I think i like this forum for the simple reason that most people contradict themselves...i think that's fucking great...and everyone deserves a cookie for it.


Quote from: godardian
There has been a slight overall improvement. But believe me, I'll be baking a cake and bringing out the party favors the day it happens for real.


Xixax seriously needs to have a bake sale.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on March 25, 2004, 12:02:32 PM
i still think we should raise the minimum age for registration.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sigur Rós on March 25, 2004, 12:05:09 PM
Quote from: Pubrick
i still think we should raise the minimum age for registration.


Not that I don't agree, but why?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on March 25, 2004, 12:13:57 PM
Quote from: The Real Sigur Rós
Not that I don't agree, but why?

so less ppl would use the word "fucking" to describe everything all the time.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: El Duderino on April 07, 2004, 08:04:43 PM
am I the only one who pronounces it X-I-X-A-X?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Tommy Both on April 14, 2004, 07:47:58 AM
Fly or Die, butch

"I do... ; we do! "

X*I*X*A*X is my pronouncation. . . only in Amsterdam.. :wink:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: SHAFTR on August 10, 2004, 04:08:53 PM
I've noticed it's been down a lot, for me atleast.  IE Last night and a few nights before.  What's the deal?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on August 10, 2004, 04:13:23 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
I've noticed it's been down a lot, for me atleast.  IE Last night and a few nights before.  What's the deal?


Quote
----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 10:30 AM
Subject: MAD DANCER MEDIA - Web Server Update


We wanted to bring you up to speed on a couple of issues we've recently
been experiencing with our web servers.

The past two nights, our main web server had some issues following the daily
analysis and rotation of its web logs. As a result of this glitch, the web
server didn't reset itself as it should have, which caused some web sites
to be unresponsive until we were made aware of the matter the following
morning. No email or other services were affected by this. Web browsing
was the only service affected.

As a result of the outages the past two nights, we've put new systems in
place to ensure that if an issue like this occurs in the future, we will
be immediately notified and can bring the system back online manually
if necessary.

Another one of our web servers experienced a hard drive failure on Sunday
which resulted in some downtime of a few community forums and chats on
Sunday afternoon. This system was a "mirrored" system which allowed us to
continue operating with no loss of data until we were able to replace the
faulty hard drive on Monday Evening.

As I'm sure you are aware, we make it top priority here at MDM to make sure
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Sincerely,
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Mad Dancer Media, Inc.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: SHAFTR on August 10, 2004, 06:18:33 PM
i'm silly
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 25, 2004, 06:23:30 PM
Quote from: Index page
In total there are 108 users online :: 2 Registered, 0 Hidden and 106 Guests   [ Administrator ]   [ Moderator ]
Most users ever online was 250 on Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:01 pm
Registered Users: Walrus, Kookookajoob, wantautopia?
This data is based on users active over the past five minutes


Holy hell!  106 guests today, 250 people were online yesterday.

That's just... wow.

Good work with the site and all, that's pretty amazing.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cine on December 25, 2004, 06:44:43 PM
sorry to burst your bubble but it's an error of some sort. i'd like to know why its been doing that...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 25, 2004, 07:20:40 PM
Quote from: cinephile
sorry to burst your bubble but it's an error of some sort. i'd like to know why its been doing that...


Fuck errors, let's pretend it's awesome.

Now that I look into it...

Quote from: Xixax
that number was generated not by actual users, but by Google when its bot was spidering the site. I have seen as many as 25 registered users online at a time before, though.


God damn it.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sara Shagal on February 27, 2005, 10:00:32 AM
Hey, I'm Sara and my username is taken from Roman Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers: Or pardon me but your teeth are in my neck. I joined here after my husband, Planet_jake joined and introduced me to it. Some of my fav. directors are Roman Polanski, Tim Burton, Pedro Almodovar, Federico Fellini and Giuseppe Tornatore.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: modage on February 27, 2005, 10:29:09 AM
...and Michael Bay.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on February 27, 2005, 12:28:39 PM
So you're married? Or seperated?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 03 on February 27, 2005, 12:47:10 PM
Quote from: Sara Shagal
Hey, I'm Sara and my username is taken from Roman Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers: Or pardon me but your teeth are in my neck. I joined here after my husband, Planet_jake joined and introduced me to it. Some of my fav. directors are Roman Polanski, Tim Burton, Pedro Almodovar, Federico Fellini and Giuseppe Tornatore.

welcome, sara. it is nice to have you here (:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gamblour. on February 27, 2005, 12:58:56 PM
Quote from: Stefen
So you're married? Or seperated?


XIXAX: Where tact is defenestrated
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cron on February 27, 2005, 03:11:08 PM
Quote from: Gamblor Ain'tWorthADollar
Where tact is defenestrated



hahahaha that was hilarious gamblor
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: planet_jake on March 02, 2005, 03:40:00 AM
Okey Dokey. In honor of Sara, My wife, introducing herself, I've decided to introduce myself as well. I'm Jake, I live in Chicago and I work at a movie theatre. I think you know where to find a list of my favorite movies, so I wont waste the ink here. I am also a film student (and who isn't, right?). ANd enjoy the works of Fellini, Hawks, Herzog, Melies, Chuck Jones, Alejandro Jodorowsky among many others... I hope I get to know you all better. I have actually been a lurker on these board si nce I was about 15 or so... I am 20 now... But I won't bore you here. I hope we all can be friends... Yay. :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 02, 2005, 08:45:35 PM
Quote from: planet_jake
I have actually been a lurker on these board si nce I was about 15 or so... I am 20 now...


Is there a Dark Ages in Xixax that I'm not aware of?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ono on March 02, 2005, 09:17:22 PM
planet_jake just transcends space and time.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: bloodshotpictures on March 24, 2005, 10:16:01 AM
Welcome, welcome, and hello...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v201/bloodshotpic/dahlia1x.jpg)

this was just created recently... just wanted to share it... i didn't make it, our new web artist/designer created it as a rough alternative to the other art we have, which is...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v201/bloodshotpic/cf03b67c.jpg)

Anyhow, back to the daily grind.

Beste Vishes,

-R
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: bloodshotpictures on March 24, 2005, 10:19:51 AM
I'm a married man too, Jake... your tastes are excellent btw... did you ever get "Fando And Lis" on dvd? There's a great doc on there.

Anyhow, the pics I posted are simply "idle" posts... hopefully worthy of light chatter, but none the less... i just thought i'd share.

this place is expansive... reel (to reel) big.

-r
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Cecil on March 25, 2005, 06:02:42 PM
is this a movie youve allready made? dont be humble, talk about the project, maybe in your very own thread
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: bloodshotpictures on March 25, 2005, 06:57:05 PM
It's still goin' on...

I can't say much more... there's an article coming out soon in Post Magazine about the post process.... article comes out in May issue...

more info soon...

the mystery continuez

love,

-R
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Ghostboy on March 25, 2005, 07:13:48 PM
Quote from: Ghostboy
One of my friends in LA is meeting with Werner Herzog next week...he (Herzog) is going to play a part in his (my friend's) next film. Pretty sweet.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Cecil on March 25, 2005, 07:40:49 PM
Quote from: Ghostboy
Quote from: Ghostboy
One of my friends in LA is meeting with Werner Herzog next week...he (Herzog) is going to play a part in his (my friend's) next film. Pretty sweet.


im jealous. however, you really should use [  ] instead of (  ). shame on you
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on March 25, 2005, 09:15:07 PM
Welcome Bloodshot...

I have to tell you, the second (bottom) poster you have there is tons better than the alternative.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gabe on April 04, 2005, 01:04:33 AM
Hi, I'm Newb here. . .
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cine on April 04, 2005, 03:52:42 AM
oh my god..
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on April 04, 2005, 09:16:48 AM
Quote from: Borjabah
Hi, I'm Newb here. . .

great i'll take this as a sign that u want to start over, and delete all ur prior worthless posts.  :yabbse-thumbup:

i mean really, it's 55 posts and nearly a month later, and u come up with a sentence that barely makes sense. ur a joke.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Thrindle on April 04, 2005, 07:21:51 PM
Ever noticed that new people on here start with excruciatingly humble posts like this:
Quote from: deathnotronic in Sin City thread
I'm new here. Don't shit down my throat please. :shock:

This movie, to me, was just a movie to keep me entertained for a few hours. I didn't go into the theatre expecting to see anything groundbreaking, or to analyze it any deeper than the overall story. I watched and enjoyed.  Taking a movie for what it's worth when it comes to huge movies like this is much more important to me than being oh-so-critical over continuity flaws and the likes.
But what do I know.

PS. Was I the only one totally creeped out by Elijah Wood's character?Wel


To avoid posts like these (although this is an extreme *and deserved*  case):
Quote from: Pubrick
Quote from: Borjabah
Hi, I'm Newb here. . .

great i'll take this as a sign that u want to start over, and delete all ur prior worthless posts.  :yabbse-thumbup:

i mean really, it's 55 posts and nearly a month later, and u come up with a sentence that barely makes sense. ur a joke.


Welcome to Xixax:kiss:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cron on April 04, 2005, 08:08:01 PM
.
Quote
Welcome to Xixax.


speak for yerself

i am embarassed at least of my first 500 posts,
most of us that weren't around pre jan 8 2003 start like that , i remember kotte advicing me to get along. then you start recieving love. i am not a sage but it's obvious that some users mature and some remain and are crap. in some cases, some of those users who mature are spooked by other users and run away

kudos
Quote from: 03
oh my god, what the hell are you talking about? when is this new breed going to stop, i can't read xixax anymore, i want a filter.


there.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cine on April 04, 2005, 08:19:26 PM
Quote from: cronopio
speak for yerself

i am embarassed at least of my first 500 posts

haha oh chuckhimselfo.. good times..
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cron on April 04, 2005, 08:28:35 PM
Quote from: Cinephile
haha oh chuckhimselfo.. good times..




<--- :yabbse-wink:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on April 04, 2005, 10:16:10 PM
i was probably the shittiest poster ever my first 100 posts. I got called out EVERY POST. One time, someone even told me i have a dick in my anus. Nowadays, I DOMINATE. Stick around.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: deathnotronic on April 04, 2005, 10:28:19 PM
I'm Eric Croskey. My name is taken from a Reggie and the Full Effect song. I run a music website, called Rockingthescene.com. If you like indie music, check it out, I guess.

I have an interesting story about how I discovered Xixax. About a year ago, my film class was talking about doing a unit on gangster movies. So, naturally, one kid was like "HEY LETS WATCH BOONDOCK SAINTS." My film teacher flat out refused. "Why," the kids asked. The teacher went off on this rant about how it's a blatant Tarantino ripoff, etc. The next class he had xixax on the screen. I forget who posted it, but someone called the film "the cinematic equivalent to an abortion." He told the class that whomever posted this pretty much summed up his opinion. I agree, and have been lurking on and off ever since.

Favorite films include Koyaanisqatsi, Sunset Boulevard, Rushmore. I'm a fan of Hitchcock's directing, as well as Wes Anderson, and if you want to take it oldschool, Fritz Lang.

If you want to know anything else about me, you can pm me.  :embrace:  :embrace:  :embrace:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Ghostboy on April 04, 2005, 10:39:27 PM
Wow, xixax is being used in film classes. Who would've thought...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ono on April 04, 2005, 10:41:42 PM
It was Weak2ndAct. (http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?p=138194#138194)

Today, high schools.  Tomorrow, the world.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: deathnotronic on April 04, 2005, 10:45:24 PM
It was a good moment. The teacher actually posted here a few times. He also references it too. You guys should write a book or something.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cron on April 04, 2005, 10:57:27 PM
could he be filmcritic
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: deathnotronic on April 04, 2005, 10:59:22 PM
nah,


http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?p=138194#138194

This is him.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: modage on April 04, 2005, 11:00:27 PM
Quote from: Ghostboy
Wow, xixax is being used in film classes. Who would've thought...

THAT is awesome.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on April 04, 2005, 11:53:33 PM
Quote from: Ghostboy
Wow, xixax is being used in film classes. Who would've thought...


Yeah. Take THAT viewaskew and AICN!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Brazoliange on April 05, 2005, 12:31:27 AM
I live in Omaha, NE, been watching for awhile but haven't had a lot to say (plus I'm lazy). I worship Kubrick, Peter Jackson (inc. pre-LOTR), Waters, Gilliam, Lynch, PTA, Troma, lotsa random other culty stuff. And now I must sleep. =p
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 06, 2005, 11:50:45 AM
Let's clarify the new forum organization...

movie title threads only (i.e. only discussion of individual movies)
Now Showing
Other Movies
The Grapevine

If it's not a movie title thread, it goes somewhere else. (Most likely in News & Theory.)

Please see the forum descriptions for guidance.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Weak2ndAct on April 06, 2005, 03:49:39 PM
I just stumbled in this thread to get the rules and regs of the new redesign (yay, I smell redirects), and missed the Boondock Saints thing.

Wow.  I feel so proud, seeing my hatred of Boondock being spread to the future generations!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on April 06, 2005, 04:52:48 PM
You call boondock saints boondock? Of all people, I would expect YOU not to come up with a nickname for that shitty movie. I wonder what classicalgas/cowboycurtis (whichever one is which) came up with for a nickname.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cine on April 06, 2005, 04:53:45 PM
Quote from: Stefen
I wonder what classicalgas/cowboycurtis (whichever one is which) came up with for a nickname.

The Greatest Movie Ever
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on April 06, 2005, 05:18:33 PM
boondock saints.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: modage on April 06, 2005, 06:17:21 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Let's clarify the new forum organization...

movie title threads only (i.e. only discussion of individual movies)
Now Showing
Other Movies
The Grapevine

If it's not a movie title thread, it goes somewhere else. (Most likely in News & Theory.)

Please see the forum descriptions for guidance.

argh!  change!  so ... many... topics....
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on April 06, 2005, 11:21:32 PM
it's much simpler now. here's a rule of thumb to help:

the grapevine - stuff actually comin out soon with trailers and all.
now showing - movies already out.
other movies - every other movie not showing currently, coming soon, or in a director forum. some threads will be moved to here after one year in now showing (around when first seen on cable).
News & Theory - lists, articles, abstract/pointless film discussion that had no home before.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Chrisdarko on May 06, 2005, 08:57:13 PM
Hey my name is Chris Reaves. i've been looking for a cool website like this were ppl really know there stuff looking forward to getting to post on here.(kinda reminds me of a modern version of cashiers du cinema)

I love All Film. A bad movie is still better than a good day at work at least for me. :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Ghostboy on May 06, 2005, 09:02:45 PM
Quote from: Chrisdarko
(kinda reminds me of a modern version of cashiers du cinema)


This analogy makes us all look good.  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Chrisdarko on May 06, 2005, 09:07:52 PM
Well just  a bunch of ppl who really love film talking about it. :-D
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on May 06, 2005, 11:11:29 PM
Quote from: Chrisdarko
(kinda reminds me of a modern version of cashiers du cinema)


Quote from: MacGuffin
Take THAT viewaskew and AICN!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 72teeth on July 26, 2005, 10:36:16 PM
Welp,  my name is JM Villegas, coming outta central coast cali, turned 18 in June '05, cinemaphile since I can remember, Made the councious decision that I wanted to be a filmmaker at the age of 13.
Stumbled upon Xixax through the original PTA.com. I looked up the post about PTA's house and someone (can't remember who) had a potato bug avitar, and having such a bug-phobia as-i-do, it was enough to keep me off for awhile. Jump a year or two later, PTA.com had ceased to be, and all that was left was a Xixax link. I gave it another go and have been quite happy since...
This is a great site and am happy to be a part of it and will treat it with upmost respect.
yr. brother in arms,
JM Villegas
Xixax sur-name,
72teeth
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on July 26, 2005, 10:47:49 PM
Yeah, that was me.

Sorry.

















(http://www.potatobugs.com/pix/images/potatobug_09.jpg)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 72teeth on July 26, 2005, 10:58:22 PM
You cock! I saw it coming but i though you were gonna use the old picture.  :brickwall: Well fuck you and see you in 2008.

Hey what is that Avitar from that you have now, it seems so familiar....
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on July 26, 2005, 11:00:58 PM
aha, sorry buddy, i was just funnin ya. You're alright. Dust yourself off and take your shoes back off.

This avatar is a secret.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 72teeth on July 26, 2005, 11:05:25 PM
:yabbse-smiley:  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: skye_thorstenson on July 28, 2005, 06:57:50 PM
hallo.  since coming across your site while searching for gossip about movies in pre-production or production that weren't always biased or slanted in a positive light (i.e. aintitcoolnews) because of some perc, i have been a fan.

my name is skye thorstenson, and i usually go by mister skye (to quash any gender confusion - although i do like the surprised looks on peoples faces when they meet me and i have no breasts as expected - lol.) i am an experimental filmmaker (i.e. anticipating collective groans for that admission) and i also am a big alternative press comic fan - like ghostworld, etc.

i have a website too that might be more better at introducing who i am as i am pretty much a recluse with no social skills who hires better looking lookalikes to represent me out there in the real worl. :P

http://www.lostheadfactory.com

my favorite films that got me into filmmaking are

Juliet of the Spirits - Fellini
Nights of Cabiria - Fellini
Weekend - Godard
Alice - Jan Svankmeijer
Wild at Heart - David Lynch
Persona - Bergman
Naked Lunch - Cronenberg

but those seem like everyone else's favorites. i guess when a director's good he's good in all books.

lately been a fan of pt anderson and takashi miike.

films that make me groan, i guess the fame hungry starved antics of the guy that made cabin fever who name drops like no tomorrow.

ok. thats me.

mister skye
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: hedwig on July 28, 2005, 07:12:01 PM
welcome mr syke, i like your website !
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: NEON MERCURY on July 28, 2005, 08:52:08 PM
hi all...my real mane is not neon...its will.....i found this site because i use to be registered at the old board...then when that thing shut down i got an e-mail from the old board about this board.....so, that explains my presence....

i like film, music and video games...and college/pro football [with hands not feet]....i am actually 27 years old..but by lookign at me penis and how i act one would think i was a seven year old kid....i have obsessive compulsive disorder, brown spikey looking hair, and black rimmed glasses like adam kesher.....i wear adidas [sambas] and i don't play soccer anymore.....i usually wear adidas pants w/ the long horizontal stripes and dress slacks made of rayon and polyester...i wear button down shirts [like the ones you wear w/ a tie].....i look hip..but i dont  act like it....i am a Christian and a republican[w/ some liberal beliefs i.e. i am pro-choice].........very proud of it too....

as for film my man is lynch...he's the type of director thjat if you hat ehis shit them you are an idiot...as for up and coming cinematic geniu's ...i love aronofsky , and eli roth....and david gordon green...if you think any of thos ethree suck then you are an idiot........

i drink bud light and mickelobe ultra....i quit smokign cigs for over a year now...

as for music i divide my tastes into favorite old band and favorite current band....

old band -pink floyd
current band-pearl jam

current rotation of five: neil young, flaming lips, wilco,lou reed, and richard ashcroft...

i love video games..my fabvortie genre is role playing games...or those dorky games that make me feel like a have  a pathetic life..i like final fantasy , zelda, and now killer 7.........

i sometimes read but i only read books that have been adapted into film....my favorite one is: the thin red line

which reminds me my top 5 films are:

-mulholland dr.
-the thin red line
-requiem for a dream
-talk to her
-american beauty

[i think those are them?]





as for things i don tlike they woudl be...assholes, yuppies, preps, rascists, rob cohen films, really  annoying mainstream films, rap-metal.the TRL crowd....abercrombie and fitch.and other cheesy shit like that ....or ghey shit at the gap..stereotypers......or people who hate me b/c i am a Christian...


i like everyone here...and i hope i contribute something to the site....
thank you and take care......
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Just Withnail on July 28, 2005, 09:25:14 PM
Quote from: skye_thorstenson
films that make me groan, i guess the fame hungry starved antics of the guy that made cabin fever who name drops like no tomorrow.



Quote from: NEON MERCURY
...as for up and coming cinematic geniu's ...i love aronofsky , and eli roth....and david gordon green...if you think any of thos ethree suck then you are an idiot........


Skye, meet NEON.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: NEON MERCURY on July 28, 2005, 09:42:30 PM
Quote from: Just Withnail
Quote from: skye_thorstenson
films that make me groan, i guess the fame hungry starved antics of the guy that made cabin fever who name drops like no tomorrow.



Quote from: NEON MERCURY
...as for up and coming cinematic geniu's ...i love aronofsky , and eli roth....and david gordon green...if you think any of thos ethree suck then you are an idiot........


Skye, meet NEON.



hmmmmmmmmm.....i bet he doesn't know that his boy takashi miike  will be in roth's next feature 'hostel'..........which from what i have read  is soem sick and twisted shit.......mark it on your calendar boys..HOSTEL....


here is a pic that pubrick posted....
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/hostel5.jpg)

 :bravo: ..man, thats wicked....
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Escapeism on July 31, 2005, 01:01:34 AM
I love abstract.  













Thank you very much. :elitist: [/b]
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Fernando on August 01, 2005, 02:32:09 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY

which reminds me my top 5 films are:

-american beauty


Quote from: Pubrick
INVALIDATED
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ono on August 02, 2005, 01:19:01 AM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
hi all...my real mane is not neon...

I love it.  If that wasn't intentional, it should've been.

Quote from: Fernando
Quote from: NEON MERCURY

which reminds me my top 5 films are:

-american beauty


Quote from: Pubrick
INVALIDATED

You have no idea what he's talking about, I'm sure.  But don't worry.  You will someday.  Whoa.  Deja vu.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: JG on August 02, 2005, 01:37:38 PM
i've been reading these message boards a while and just decided to start posting.  

thup?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: mogwai on August 02, 2005, 02:06:04 PM
Quote from: JimmyGator
thup?

thup?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on August 02, 2005, 02:21:57 PM
Thup me?  No, thup you!!!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: socketlevel on August 02, 2005, 11:31:10 PM
thup my brutha?

-sl-
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: NEON MERCURY on August 06, 2005, 10:56:12 PM
thup...... :kiss:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Figure 8 on August 10, 2005, 01:04:11 AM
Hey, my name is Eric and I live in St. Louis, Missouri.  I came to this site because I saw links on ptanderson.com and so I just read it for a while and eventually got an account.  I haven't posted much.  My favorite directors are P.T. Anderson, Gilliam, Wes Anderson, Kurosawa, Lynch, etc.  As far as music goes I really like Elliott Smith, Belle and Sebastian, and Sufjan Stevens and that kind of stuff.  I don't exactly know where to go with this, but I was told to introduce myself, so that is what I am doing.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on August 10, 2005, 01:33:54 AM
Quote from: Figure 8
Hey, my name is Eric and I live in St. Louis, Missouri.  I came to this site because I saw links on ptanderson.com and so I just read it for a while and eventually got an account.  I haven't posted much.  My favorite directors are P.T. Anderson, Gilliam, Wes Anderson, Kurosawa, Lynch, etc.  As far as music goes I really like Elliott Smith, Belle and Sebastian, and Sufjan Stevens and that kind of stuff.  I don't exactly know where to go with this, but I was told to introduce myself, so that is what I am doing.

hi eric, u sound coherent.  :yabbse-thumbup:  do stick around and post about stuff.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on August 10, 2005, 01:49:49 AM
Real sentences with commas and things... words spelled correctly... can we keep him?  Can we?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ono on August 10, 2005, 01:51:17 AM
NEON's already housebroken, though.  Decisions, decisions.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: killafilm on August 10, 2005, 03:17:22 AM
I guess I should introduce myself.  

I am not actually a killer, at least for now.  My sis boyfriend posts here alot, and we are all big PTA fans and what not.  So he said I should check it out.  That was like a year ago, I've visited off and on since then w/out posting.  But now that I just moved to Cali and don't have friends per say, I have more time to feed my obsessions.

So yeah, Cheers!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on August 10, 2005, 08:52:19 AM
Quote from: killafilm
My sis boyfriend posts here alot

who's that? mac?  :shock:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: modage on August 10, 2005, 09:41:55 AM
nope, but i am kinda sorta.  :shock:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: b. real on August 11, 2005, 12:26:41 AM
i am here just for pubrick.

blame him.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Irulan on August 11, 2005, 03:47:36 AM
Hi everybody! :yabbse-grin:

I'm new around here so I'm a little bit confused right now...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on August 11, 2005, 04:09:12 AM
u rule.. an.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Myxo on August 11, 2005, 04:13:19 AM
Quote from: Irulan
Hi everybody! :yabbse-grin:

I'm new around here so I'm a little bit confused right now...


Nice signature. Who is that in the avatar you chose?

Welcome.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 72teeth on August 11, 2005, 04:32:06 AM
Ah, the collective sound of every male xixaxer falling in love.... :inlove:  :oops:


if thats you on your avatar
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on August 11, 2005, 06:56:35 AM
Quote from: Myxomatosis
Who is that in the avatar you chose?


(http://xixax.com/images/avatars/169287194642fb0b2d8f206.jpg)

(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/tv_pix/fox/teen_choice_awards_red_carpet_photos/kristin_kreuk/teenchoicem.jpg)

Kristin Kreuk from Smallville.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 72teeth on August 11, 2005, 07:10:27 AM
:cry:  :brickwall:  :hammer: Note to self: watch more TV
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on August 11, 2005, 01:03:52 PM
Ahahahahah, you guys are a bunch of dorks.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pwaybloe on August 11, 2005, 02:14:17 PM
Are the vast majority of you single?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: JG on August 12, 2005, 08:19:26 AM
Quote from: Figure 8
Hey, my name is Eric and I live in St. Louis, Missouri.  I came to this site because I saw links on ptanderson.com and so I just read it for a while and eventually got an account.  I haven't posted much.  My favorite directors are P.T. Anderson, Gilliam, Wes Anderson, Kurosawa, Lynch, etc.  As far as music goes I really like Elliott Smith, Belle and Sebastian, and Sufjan Stevens and that kind of stuff.  I don't exactly know where to go with this, but I was told to introduce myself, so that is what I am doing.


with your username, you're already off to a good start.  good taste in music and movies.  welcome!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on August 12, 2005, 09:16:42 AM
there's sumthing not right about newbs welcoming other newbs. it's unsettling.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on August 12, 2005, 02:00:38 PM
Quote from: Pubrick
there's sumthing not right about newbs welcoming other newbs. it's unsettling.


Like having a 16-year-old driving instructor.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Kal on August 12, 2005, 03:43:01 PM
wow Kristen Kreuk is on Xixax? fantastic
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 12, 2005, 08:05:14 PM
Quote from: Pubrick
u rule.. an.


Already their name is broken apart like a craptic poem by atticus jones.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cron on August 12, 2005, 08:31:22 PM
i have a friend who looks like her, like lana lang
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on August 12, 2005, 09:03:16 PM
Quote from: cronopio
i have a friend who looks like her, like lana lang


That must be awkward for him.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MattDead on August 15, 2005, 11:54:09 AM
Hey everyone, just wanted to pop into this one and tell everyone hi and introduce myself.  My name is Matt. I'm from Battle Creek, MI.  I'm 20 years old.  I work with my best friend on our company Matt2Media (promnounced Matt squared).  I sing, play guitar, piano, drums, and I am obcessed with synthesizers.  I am and have been in multiple bands.  hmm.. what else... i do freestyle BMX and I love hanging out with my girlfriend.


Also, I know 2 people on this site:  \w/ and reinhold messner.

 :-D
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 15, 2005, 11:58:49 AM
Just what we need... another Matt...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MattDead on August 15, 2005, 12:04:28 PM
Should I change my name to Nick?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 15, 2005, 12:09:55 PM
Now you're on the right path.

Your penis grow in girth and length overall if you do.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on August 15, 2005, 12:29:25 PM
Quote from: matt2media
Should I change my name to Nick?

uh, ignore that guy above me, he talks about everyone's penis. (or is that penii.. only W knows)

change it to sumthing that doesn't hav a number in it, and u'll be better for it.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MattDead on August 15, 2005, 02:51:48 PM
Quote from: Pubrick
Quote from: matt2media
Should I change my name to Nick?

uh, ignore that guy above me, he talks about everyone's penis. (or is that penii.. only W knows)

change it to sumthing that doesn't hav a number in it, and u'll be better for it.



Umm... its the name of my company...

Matt (squared) Media
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: hedwig on August 15, 2005, 02:52:49 PM
your username doesn't have to be an ad for your company, though.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MattDead on August 15, 2005, 02:54:20 PM
meh... it couldn't hurt though.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MattDead on August 15, 2005, 03:09:26 PM
ok ok ok... so I decided to take the advice and change the username.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: modage on August 15, 2005, 03:23:29 PM
Quote from: MattDead
ok ok ok... so I decided to take the advice and change the username.

who are you?  please introduce yourself here...
http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=2&start=300
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MattDead on August 15, 2005, 03:25:52 PM
Quote from: MattDead
Hey everyone, just wanted to pop into this one and tell everyone hi and introduce myself.  My name is Matt. I'm from Battle Creek, MI.  I'm 20 years old.  I work with my best friend on our company Matt2Media (promnounced Matt squared).  I sing, play guitar, piano, drums, and I am obcessed with synthesizers.  I am and have been in multiple bands.  hmm.. what else... i do freestyle BMX and I love hanging out with my girlfriend.


Also, I know 2 people on this site:  \w/ and reinhold messner.

 :-D



Thanks though.  Scroll up.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 15, 2005, 04:50:24 PM
Quote from: Pubrick

uh, ignore that guy above me


He knows who I am...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on August 15, 2005, 11:41:13 PM
Quote from: Walrus
Quote from: Pubrick

uh, ignore that guy above me


He knows who I am...

tell him this isn't a chatroom, and that we hav an edit button.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MattDead on August 16, 2005, 09:34:08 AM
Quote from: Pubrick
Quote from: Walrus
Quote from: Pubrick

uh, ignore that guy above me


He knows who I am...

tell him this isn't a chatroom, and that we hav an edit button.



If you edit your message doesn't it say "this message last edited by (your username) at (whatever time it was)"   ???
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on August 16, 2005, 10:31:07 AM
Quote from: MattDead
If you edit your message doesn't it say "this message last edited by (your username) at (whatever time it was)"   ???

only if it's not the last message in a thread.

u had 17 posts on ur first day. take it easy, fella.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MattDead on August 16, 2005, 10:36:07 AM
That's not really a lot seeing as there is good conversation going on.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 16, 2005, 12:56:53 PM
What are we talking about, again?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on August 16, 2005, 01:00:21 PM
Quote from: Walrus
What are we talking about, again?

shutting up.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on August 16, 2005, 06:29:16 PM
You are only allowed a certain amount of posts in a day. Something like 4.32. This isn't a message board, it's a piece of art. Stop messing it up by posting too much, sheesh.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: GoneSavage on August 16, 2005, 07:59:48 PM
The "welcome" portion of the thread title is deceiving.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: picolas on August 16, 2005, 08:01:53 PM
fixed.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: squints on August 20, 2005, 10:33:03 AM
i just spent the past three hours roaming around just this site.
god bless the xixax
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 20, 2005, 10:34:27 AM
Quote from: squints
i just spent the past three hours roaming around just this site.
god bless the xixax


There's still some stuff you missed, I'm sure.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on August 21, 2005, 12:23:46 PM
Quote from: Garam
I absolutely can't stand Garden State but i can't really think of a good reason why. I just hate that fucking film.


i met somebody at work yesterday who said exactly the same thing. verbatim. crazy.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Ravi on August 21, 2005, 01:38:13 PM
Quote from: Garam

I absolutely can't stand Garden State but i can't really think of a good reason why. I just hate that fucking film.


I don't hate Garden State, but I'm glad you're not crazy about it.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on August 21, 2005, 01:50:40 PM
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
Quote from: Garam
I absolutely can't stand Garden State but i can't really think of a good reason why. I just hate that fucking film.


i met somebody at work yesterday who said exactly the same thing. verbatim. crazy.

don't think this is weird or anything, but last night sleuth dreamed you would say this
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 21, 2005, 06:09:48 PM
Wow! Deja vu!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on August 21, 2005, 09:52:15 PM
yeah, that was the joke.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on August 21, 2005, 10:37:09 PM
Quote from: Pubrick
yeah, that was the joke.


I had a dream that I read that same joke in twelve other threads.












STILL FUNNY!  :o  :yabbse-thumbup:
(for now)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 23, 2005, 01:42:38 AM
Wow! Deja vu!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: andrigo on August 23, 2005, 08:51:28 AM
My name is Andres and I have lot's of love to give.
I think that you guys are too funny. Oh, I´m such a wannabe.  :cry:
I am supposed to write how old I am, right?! 19

Me like:
Björn Runge, Lars von Trier, Roy Andersson, PTA  :-D  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: mogwai on August 23, 2005, 09:10:15 AM
hallå andres, välkommen hit. jag hoppas att du kommer att trivas här.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: andrigo on August 23, 2005, 09:56:11 AM
Quote from: mogwai
hallå andres, välkommen hit. jag hoppas att du kommer att trivas här.


Thanks, I´m sure I will. Trivs gör jag nog redan   :yabbse-wink:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: hedwig on August 23, 2005, 11:03:16 AM
Quote from: andrigo
My name is Andres and I have lot's of love to give.
I think that you guys are too funny. Oh, I´m such a wannabe.  :cry:
I am supposed to write how old I am, right?! 19

Me like:
Björn Runge, Lars von Trier, Roy Andersson, PTA  :-D  :yabbse-thumbup:


dear andrigo,
welcome. nice avatar,
sincerely,
hedwig
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Just Withnail on August 23, 2005, 05:30:12 PM
Løp! Løp så fort du kan. Denne plassen er forførerisk men livsfarlig! Snu og aldri se deg tilbake!

Welcome! Hope you enjoy your stay, we need more Scandinavians :)

(Løp!)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on August 23, 2005, 05:31:45 PM
dear mogwai,
i thought i was too fuckin' sweet until i realized that my translation widget doesn't handle swedish or finnish or whatever that was.
sincerely,
andrew

edit: yeah, welcome andrigo.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cron on August 23, 2005, 07:12:53 PM
Quote from: Just Withnail
Løp! Løp så fort du kan. Denne plassen er forførerisk men livsfarlig! Snu og aldri se deg tilbake!


you fucking kids and your hip hop music.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: bonanzataz on August 24, 2005, 01:59:16 AM
Quote from: mogwai
hallå andres, välkommen hit. jag hoppas att du kommer att trivas här.


(http://www.geocities.com/bonanzataz/befuddled1.jpg)
uhh....
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: andrigo on August 24, 2005, 01:02:34 PM
Sorry for causing confusing  :yabbse-wink:
Just Withnail, I think I´m already stuck.


"hallå andres, välkommen hit. jag hoppas att du kommer att trivas här."
is swedish and means:
"hello andres, welcome, I hope that you will enjoy your stay"

thanks
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: bonanzataz on August 24, 2005, 01:49:22 PM
Quote from: andrigo
Sorry for causing confusing  :yabbse-wink:
Just Withnail, I think I´m already stuck.


"hallå andres, välkommen hit. jag hoppas att du kommer att trivas här."
is swedish and means:
"hello andres, welcome, I hope that you will enjoy your stay"

thanks


(http://www.geocities.com/bonanzataz/befuddled1.jpg)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on August 24, 2005, 02:06:18 PM
Quote from: andrigo
Sorry for causing confusing  :yabbse-wink:
Just Withnail, I think I´m already stuck.


"hallå andres, välkommen hit. jag hoppas att du kommer att trivas här."
is swedish and means:
"hello andres, welcome, I hope that you will enjoy your stay"

thanks


great. he had to go and be all nice about it. now it's gonna be difficult to be a prick to him.  

okay, you've made your introduction. now report immediately to the moral question thread and post your thoughts on sex as it relates to child actors.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on August 24, 2005, 05:20:10 PM
how the hell do taz's images not work now, he just posted them earlier in the day.

are they working for anyone else? i feel like im being left out!!!!!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MagnoliaFan25 on August 24, 2005, 09:52:54 PM
I'm Ian

This forum seems like a good place to talk about good moives.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 24, 2005, 11:08:33 PM
Quote from: IamIan'sSmirkingRevenge
I'm Ian

This forum seems like a good place to talk about good moives.


If you like Boondock Saints, that is.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on August 24, 2005, 11:28:07 PM
Ahem, boondock saints.


And also, I just saw Taz's photos, they werent very funny at all. I guess they might have been if I had seen the pictures before not seeing them and complaining and over analyzing and thinking about what they were like when they were posted and what they would look like after they were fixed. But in hindsight, they werent funny. Fuck the future, fuck the past, fuck right now. I don't even care.

AAHAHAHAHAHHA.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on August 24, 2005, 11:30:40 PM
Quote from: Stefen
And also, I just saw Taz's photos, they werent very funny at all.

nah they were pretty funny, and always will be.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on August 24, 2005, 11:53:05 PM
They would have been funnier if they had been colin farrel from minority report looking 5'5 and irish, and tough. But that's Stefens xixax so thats neither here nor there. God, I gotta stop dropping the phrase xixax. People look at me like Dreyfuss.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stormy Waters on August 28, 2005, 03:01:59 PM
?? ???????? ??? ???? ??????????????? ???? ??? ??? xixax. ????
??????? ?? ??? ?????? fourm ?? ?? alot ??? ???????.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Garam on August 28, 2005, 03:19:22 PM
Nice avatar.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: andrigo on August 28, 2005, 04:45:24 PM
Quote from: Garam
Nice avatar.

(http://hem.bredband.net/karase/iag.jpg)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on August 28, 2005, 04:47:00 PM
Too bad it'll be deleted by ono.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 28, 2005, 07:57:50 PM
The avatar has my approval.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: squints on August 28, 2005, 10:09:14 PM
What's all this avatar deleting tomfoolary about?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 29, 2005, 12:09:50 AM
Quote from: squints
What's all this avatar deleting tomfoolary about?


That joke is so few days ago.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: squints on August 29, 2005, 12:57:41 AM
:oops:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 29, 2005, 12:40:14 PM
:yabbse-deletedbywalrus:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Astrostic on September 03, 2005, 11:41:12 AM
Hi, name's Blake, from Houston TX, in college in Boston, check here often, should start posting frequently.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 03, 2005, 11:28:00 PM
Quote from: Astrostic
should start posting frequently.


It's a bad start to outright admit it.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: The Red Vine on September 05, 2005, 12:03:59 AM
Sorry I haven't introduced myself yet. I live in Mississippi but I'm planning on moving to another state. I'm majoring in journalism and I write for a small newspaper right now. Since I live as far away from indepedent films as possible, I travel to places like Dallas and Houston to see them when I get the chance. It's frustrating to go to the theaters here because every week they'll release the next big dumb money-maker and all the good stuff stays miles away. But hopefully that'll change when I move. Yep....it's an interesting life.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on September 05, 2005, 01:56:15 PM
redvines, meet netflix. netflix, this is redvines.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: The Red Vine on September 05, 2005, 11:19:48 PM
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
redvines, meet netflix. netflix, this is redvines.


that's for DVDs, I have to go out of town to see the indie movies in theaters.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: squints on September 06, 2005, 12:01:40 AM
don't say "indie movies" it's like saying "pitch"
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on September 06, 2005, 12:45:11 AM
Quote from: squints
don't say "indie movies" it's like saying "pitch"


no, it's just talking like other people in "the industry".
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 06, 2005, 01:56:18 AM
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
Quote from: squints
don't say "indie movies" it's like saying "pitch"


no, it's just talking like other people in "the industry".


I think you mean "the biz".
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on September 21, 2005, 01:27:11 PM
ATTENTION :!:  :!:  :!:


It appears that there may be a glitch with the new phpBB update which has caused an annoying problem. When a user changes their email address or password in their profile, their account is deactivated as a security measure and an automated email is sent to them. In the past, they simply went to that email, clicked a link, and went back to posting.

However, with this latest security update, users find that the link given will not reactivate their account at all.

If you plan to make one of these changes to your profile, please contact an admin beforehand so that we can reactivate you once the change is made.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on September 21, 2005, 01:42:58 PM
i always thought that dogs layed eggs.

and i learned something today.

thanks for the heads-up, mac.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pwaybloe on September 23, 2005, 12:40:01 PM
That's not a haiku, you bastard.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on September 23, 2005, 07:06:34 PM
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
i always thought that dogs layed eggs.

and i learned something today.

thanks for the heads-up, mac.


"FG" reference gets a big  :yabbse-thumbup: .  All haters can go straight to hell.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: squints on September 28, 2005, 02:37:28 AM
FG forever.


-squints only posts at 2 a.m.











-and drunk  :yabbse-thumbdown:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: dropsomescience on September 29, 2005, 02:28:34 PM
To get around being asked to break the ice, I say this....
Ice=Broken
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on September 30, 2005, 12:03:02 AM
Quote from: dropsomescience
To get around being asked to break the ice, I say this....
Ice=Broken

explain ur connection to walrus and how many more of his friends intend on coming here..
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Weird. Oh on October 01, 2005, 02:55:50 AM
how do I get a friend to be able to join? my friend tried like 4 times in the past year but an admin never activated his accounts. What gives? :(
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Bethie on October 01, 2005, 04:42:05 AM
It's because we don't want anymore weirdos around here.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: modage on October 01, 2005, 09:14:12 AM
ZING!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Weird. Oh on October 01, 2005, 11:25:52 PM
Quote from: Bethie
It's because we don't want anymore weirdos around here.


ouch  :cry:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: jazzjune on October 04, 2005, 04:12:16 PM
too bad guys, that other 'weirdo' has joined  :yabbse-wink:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: hedwig on October 04, 2005, 04:20:28 PM
BANNED.

but seriously, weak introduction. details, baby, details. thanks.

kinda sincerely,
hedwig
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: jazzjune on October 04, 2005, 04:42:20 PM
Ban me after my first post?  :bravo:

All joking aside, I want to thank Reformed Weirdo for suggesting this forum to me, i've been a lurker here for quite some time. As for details about myself, I  love Scorsese films, pop music, and have an undying hatred for Radiohead. On the flipside my favorite band at the moment is Dinosaur Jr.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sigur Rós on October 04, 2005, 05:07:57 PM
Quote from: jazzzjune
and have an undying hatred for Radiohead. On the flipside my favorite band at the moment is Dinosaur Jr.


 :bravo:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cine on October 04, 2005, 05:15:23 PM
:bravo:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: squints on October 04, 2005, 05:29:15 PM
:yabbse-thumbdown: take this trash here http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=8120
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cine on October 04, 2005, 05:46:51 PM
:bravo:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: jazzjune on October 04, 2005, 09:06:37 PM
I'm kidding  :yabbse-angry:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: hedwig on October 04, 2005, 09:35:01 PM
question, jazzzjune:

why so many fucking z's!??????
thanksinadvance,etc.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: jazzjune on October 04, 2005, 10:23:22 PM
JazzJune was taken.  :yabbse-undecided:

Can you change your username if you wanted to?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on October 04, 2005, 11:05:24 PM
Quote from: jazzzjune
JazzJune was taken.  :yabbse-undecided:

Can you change your username if you wanted to?


No.  Only if you don't want to.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: squints on October 05, 2005, 03:34:16 PM
how many jazzy junes can there be?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 05, 2005, 04:41:27 PM
Actually, I don't think there are any Jazzy Junes.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on October 06, 2005, 01:39:55 AM
Quote from: squints
how many jazzy junes can there be?


There's:

DJ JazzyJune & The Fresh Prince
Utah JazzyJune
All That JazzyJune
The JazzyJune Singer
JazzyJune Gloom
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: jazzjune on October 06, 2005, 01:51:46 AM
Oh look, I'm just "jazzjune" now. Not Jazzzjune or Jazzy June. Just jazzjune.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Myxo on October 06, 2005, 04:18:06 AM
Quote from: jazzjune
Oh look, I'm just "jazzjune" now. Not Jazzzjune or Jazzy June. Just jazzjune.

I can dig it.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on October 06, 2005, 09:06:22 AM
jazzjune,, more like ASSjune,.hahhaa

right fellas? sleuth? pozer? :(
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: jazzjune on October 06, 2005, 01:28:55 PM
Quote from: Pubrick
jazzjune,, more like ASSjune,.hahhaa

right fellas? sleuth? pozer? :(


oh..i see..elite??
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 06, 2005, 02:16:02 PM
No, they're just the ones who would laugh at that.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: jigzaw on October 07, 2005, 01:07:29 AM
Hey, I've been reading this site for a while and decided to sign up so I can post when the inspiration hits.  Very cool forum.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 07, 2005, 11:12:27 AM
I don't think there was a Jigaw, if you wanted to change.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gamblour. on October 07, 2005, 12:21:21 PM
but for the record, jazzyjigaw is taken.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: jigzaw on October 08, 2005, 02:08:15 PM
um.. huh?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 72teeth on October 08, 2005, 02:18:01 PM
its a running joke, theres gonna be a lot of these so dont be alarmed if someone tells you your shoelaces are untied or if sudden images of Alan Thicke or Conan pop up...

ps..your soul might get shook...and I cant spell "Feel"...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: squints on October 08, 2005, 02:33:28 PM
this thread has turned into a veritable slow motion ocean of emotion
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 08, 2005, 09:54:18 PM
I notion for your demotion because of your commotion.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on October 09, 2005, 12:26:27 AM
Quote from: 72teeth
its a running joke, theres gonna be a lot of these so dont be alarmed if someone tells you your shoelaces are untied or if sudden images of Alan Thicke or Conan pop up...

ps..your soul might get shook...and I cant spell "Feel"...


BANNED.

also your shoelace is untied.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pope Classic on November 06, 2005, 08:59:37 PM
Pope Classic wants to talk about Pope Classic.

Pope Classic would first like to point out that he is in no way affiliated with catholicism. And while on a certain weekend in the summer of 1998 he did do a fair amount of Catholicizing with curtain Catholicizers, he is 100% sure that no good came of it. Pope Classic would also like to add that he not a spectator, judge, nor a participant in the wrestling event known as the Pope Classic.

Pope Classic likes long walks on the beach, Films written by Charlie Kaufman, and hopes to one day snort cocaine off of a woman's breast like in the movie Robocop. Pope Classic is accomplished procrastinator in the Cinema North East High School Program and is scheduled to actually finish a film in his senior year of 2006-2007.

Pope Classic is everyone's friend.

 
This message above is an artistic expression of the poster and is not necessarily the opinion of the production staff, faculty, poster's family, aquatences, swedish moose, god, and/or administration, of the film program.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 06, 2005, 09:07:55 PM
ah, an atheist...you'll fit right in


just kidding,

welcome!

Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pope Classic on November 06, 2005, 09:27:24 PM
Atheist schmaseist, too many moves to remember! :(
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: elpablo on November 07, 2005, 12:55:58 AM
hello
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 08, 2005, 12:32:48 AM
Good place to start.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ddmarfield on November 14, 2005, 10:53:24 PM
Greetings. New poster here.  23 year old graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Communications Dept (emphasis on film, tv and radio), and currently unemployed.

Likes: Bruce Springsteen, books about history/politics, sarcasm, good sandwiches, The Yoga Booty Ballet infomercial, crosswords and other word games, questioning things

Dislikes: Bullies, Wal-Mart (not for noble reasons, but because the one in Madison sells only full screen DVD's), ugg boots, NASCAR, Supertramp, people who use "gay" as an insult, jingoism, anything George Lucas has touched after 1989.

Some of my favorite films: Psycho, JFK, To Kill a Mockingbird, Back to the Future, Magnolia, High Fidelity,The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Empire Strikes Back, Goodfellas, Groundhog Day, It's a Wonderful Life, Lady and the Tramp, Mary Poppins, The Blues Brothers, Raiders of the Lost Ark
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on November 14, 2005, 11:05:18 PM
Some of my favorite films: Psycho

Plus the fact that it was listed first, you've just become my new best friend.  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ddmarfield on November 14, 2005, 11:11:46 PM
Thanks MacGuffin. Always nice to meet another Gus Van Sant fan.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on November 14, 2005, 11:16:54 PM
good intro/owning, now your opinion can matter.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on November 14, 2005, 11:22:28 PM
Thanks MacGuffin. Always nice to meet another Gus Van Sant fan.

 :yabbse-angry:

That's not even funny.



It is.




But it isn't.


 :elitist:


I take it all back. You're GAY.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 14, 2005, 11:39:56 PM
Thanks MacGuffin. Always nice to meet another Gus Van Sant fan.

Good luck besting that joke.

My first 2000 some posts were crap.  I'm shining like platinum right now.

Aged to perfection, my man. 
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on November 14, 2005, 11:41:33 PM
Good luck besting that joke.

(http://www.realmagazine.com/new/graphics/cashfinger.jpg)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 14, 2005, 11:44:55 PM
I meant that to him, not you.

I don't have enough posts to really call you out yet.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Thrindle on November 16, 2005, 08:34:12 PM
Tee hee... the latest member is named "coldheartedwoman".   :saywhat:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 17, 2005, 09:40:15 PM
Dislikes:  people who use "gay" as an insult


 :yabbse-cry:



j/k
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Vile5 on November 24, 2005, 10:51:05 AM
Thanks MacGuffin. Always nice to meet another Gus Van Sant fan.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

(Sorry Mac, you know i love you  :wink: )
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on November 24, 2005, 11:06:57 AM
welcome (back) vickyñata
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Vile5 on November 25, 2005, 06:03:17 PM
welcome (back) vickyñata

THANXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pas on November 25, 2005, 06:23:21 PM
The looks-like-they-could-be-cool newbies post so much less than the garam-type newbs.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on November 26, 2005, 09:34:19 AM
welcome (back) vickyñata

THANXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!!
speaking of blasts from the past, be sure to check this out (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=6643.msg209130#msg209130)..
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Anonymous Joe on December 04, 2005, 08:40:13 PM
I will intoduce myself with a Haiku

I Love The Movies
Boogie Nights Is Favorite
Seven Inch Wang
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on December 04, 2005, 08:52:23 PM
I will intoduce myself with a Haiku

I Love The Movies
Boogie Nights Is Favorite
Seven Inch Wang

i will reply with a haiku

try again chester
your last line is one too short
you fail at living

what is this, a wave of newbs who can't count?? i am regretting that mass email.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on December 04, 2005, 11:40:07 PM
I move to ban haikus.

And I don't mean just in Xixax.  In life, too.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 05, 2005, 01:31:28 AM
Well, it's not exactly plural like that.

See, Haiku is the form of poetry.  In the Japanese language, you don't tag an S onto something when there is more than one, and even in this case we're talking about banning the style that is Haiku.

For a minute I thought you put Raikus and wondered what he did to deserve that.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on December 05, 2005, 12:20:19 PM
I move to ban haikus.

And I don't mean just in Xixax.  In life, too.

while i have no qualms about posting while intoxicated, this business of reading without my glasses has got to stop.

i'm like, "asshole! what did raikus ever do to you..."
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on December 05, 2005, 06:41:33 PM
I don't have any problem with haiku, so long as I don't have to read any haikus.

Raikus I'm fine with.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ono on December 05, 2005, 06:52:14 PM
polka has no qualms
with haiku, sans reading them
Raikus, he's fine with.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on December 06, 2005, 02:59:24 AM
racist cops : rodney king : : ono, bob loblaw, jimmygator : jokes
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ono on December 06, 2005, 03:33:15 AM
Quote from: Pubrick
racist cops : rodney king : : ono, bob loblaw, jimmygator : jokes
No. It was the guy who did all those live concert Bon Jovi videos in the '80s.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 07, 2005, 11:07:15 AM
Haiku or not, it's a cool avatar (although familiar for some reason).
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: grumpus on December 08, 2005, 12:29:36 AM
I suppose it is high time I introduce myself.  

I'm a grad student living in North Carolina, studying social theory and managing an independent video store to make ends meet.  I dig you kids, and your crazy style, with the in jokes and whatnots.  But I swear, if anyone posts a picture of Conan O'Brien in response to any of my posts I am out of here.  Redheaded men  freak me the fuck out.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: I Love a Magician on December 08, 2005, 01:19:09 AM
My name is Daniel and I am nineteen years old. Annie Hall is my favorite movie.

So. What else would you like to know?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on December 08, 2005, 02:55:14 AM
My name is Daniel and I am nineteen years old. Annie Hall is my favorite movie.

So far, I approve of the Vonnegut av, the Ryan Adams fandom, and the purty pictures.  Not bad for a first day.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on December 08, 2005, 04:48:00 AM
My name is Daniel and I am nineteen years old. Annie Hall is my favorite movie.

So. What else would you like to know?
how did u find the site? that's about all i can think of, u've made good first impression taking into account the photo thread. i wish more newbs were as promising. grumpus also had a nice intro, but loses points for taking so long.

well for future reference to all the newbs coming out of the woodwork, this is the model of a perfect intro:

I'm Eric Croskey. My name is taken from a Reggie and the Full Effect song. I run a music website, called Rockingthescene.com. If you like indie music, check it out, I guess.

I have an interesting story about how I discovered Xixax. About a year ago, my film class was talking about doing a unit on gangster movies. So, naturally, one kid was like "HEY LETS WATCH BOONDOCK SAINTS." My film teacher flat out refused. "Why," the kids asked. The teacher went off on this rant about how it's a blatant Tarantino ripoff, etc. The next class he had xixax on the screen. I forget who posted it, but someone called the film "the cinematic equivalent to an abortion." He told the class that whomever posted this pretty much summed up his opinion. I agree, and have been lurking on and off ever since.

Favorite films include Koyaanisqatsi, Sunset Boulevard, Rushmore. I'm a fan of Hitchcock's directing, as well as Wes Anderson, and if you want to take it oldschool, Fritz Lang.

If you want to know anything else about me, you can pm me.  :embrace:  :embrace:  :embrace:
this kind of intro will make me want to be nice to u.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sunrise on December 08, 2005, 10:20:24 AM
Greetings. I'm Chester. I've been visiting this site as a guest for a couple of years now and it's time to stop spectating.

I've been in the working world for a couple of years now. Plunged into the world of film during college and grad school. Netflix and Xixax have been invaluable for this novice. Hopefully I will be able to contribute a worthy opinion or two along the way.

I'm eagerly awaiting The New World, A Scanner Darkly, Inland Empire and The Fountain, which may give you an idea of some of my tastes. Let me know what other personal information is of interest.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: I Love a Magician on December 08, 2005, 01:49:03 PM
how did u find the site?

It was a good while back but I imagine I found the site while searching for articles to read about our pal, Paul Thomas Anderson.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Anonymous Joe on December 08, 2005, 08:47:27 PM
Like most people on this site I am a fan of PTA and discovered xixax.com after viewing ciggeretsandredvines.com. For the first couple of months I would read the posts, articales and such while at work. I have been making short films since I was 9 or 10, but not seriously until I was 17 when Raging Bull chnaged the way I looked at films. Before I would scan the IMDB fourm but not anymore, now that I have found xixax. One thing Xixax has introduced me to is The Criterion Collection, my bank account will never be the same agian...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: deathnotronic on December 08, 2005, 08:52:19 PM
As long as I have your heart, Pubrick, the world does not matter.  :embrace:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sunrise on December 09, 2005, 01:40:26 PM
Like most people on this site I am a fan of PTA and discovered xixax.com after viewing ciggeretsandredvines.com. For the first couple of months I would read the posts, articales and such while at work.

Same here...although I stumbled upon xixax while the site was still the original ptanderson.com. Reading posts, etc. on xixax is certainly a cause for many valleys in my work production level over the last year or so, which is a testament to the quality of topics and opinions floating around here.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 10, 2005, 02:14:32 PM
Same here...although I stumbled upon xixax while the site was still the original ptanderson.com. Reading posts, etc. on xixax is certainly a cause for many valleys in my work production level over the last year or so, which is a testament to the quality of topics and opinions floating around here.

Oddly enough, kissing ass is the exact opposite way to get noticed.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: decemberlove on December 24, 2005, 11:11:17 AM
I'm Holly, I'm 23, and I hate introduction threads cos I never know what to say.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on December 24, 2005, 01:07:19 PM
I'm Holly, I'm 23, and I hate introduction threads cos I never know what to say.

would you at least comment on whether you love jack white like a little brother?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on December 24, 2005, 02:16:15 PM
I'm Holly, I'm 23, and I hate introduction threads cos I never know what to say.

Fave films/directors? How'd you find us?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 24, 2005, 04:01:53 PM
I'm Holly, I'm 23, and I hate introduction threads cos I never know what to say.

Fave films/directors? How'd you find us?

Pix?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: NEON MERCURY on December 24, 2005, 07:02:12 PM
The looks-like-they-could-be-cool newbies post so much less than the garam-type newbs.

What did I do wrong?

you said blue velvet was overrated :yabbse-tongue:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: decemberlove on December 29, 2005, 01:39:49 AM
I do not care for Jack White and his music.

I was looking to update my film list excel file, and the imdb board for PTA sucks. Did a search on the internet and found whatever that website is called.

I'm too lazy to list my favorite films, so I'll just list directors:

Kubrick
---
Bergman
Kurosawa
Fellini
---
Iñárritu
Aronofsky
PTA
Wes Anderson

• I like to say that Hitchcock is overrated, but I always find myself glued to the TV when one of his films comes on TCM.
• Oliver Stone broke my fucking heart when I saw Alexander.
• I'll see anything with Gael Garcia Bernal or a Gyllenhaal.
• DP: Conrad L. Hall, Rodrigo Prieto, & Roger Deakins


I do have many pics, but I don't feel like whoring myself out - yet.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on January 03, 2006, 06:22:55 PM
she shows potential.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 04, 2006, 03:48:42 PM
She's no Jacki Lynn.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: takitani on January 08, 2006, 09:42:02 PM
Well, I'm a long-time lurker that just signed in and defended a film that I didn't think was necessarily great, but just sorely underappreciated.

How ironic.

I really love Dave Kehr and Stanley Kauffmann - I feel like they provide analysis that is more insightful than most critics nowadays. Jonathan Rosenbaum is a wonderful writer as well.

I also love reading David Bordwell -  his texts don't feel didactic ... they just feel alive. And I am a big fan of David Thomson's prose. I don't necessarily agree with him all the time, but his encyclopedic knowledge, as well as passion, always manages to be disarming.

Taking a film theory class right now. I'm quite excited - we'll be reading some Bazin and Einstein. I've only had a cliff-notes version of both - so I can't wait. Some Walter Benjamin will also be incorporated next week... so yeah, it should be a blast.

Um, I think film criticism seems like dead or close to it, at this point. It's something that is seen by most as something we should consume, and should not analyze whatsoever.

I love Wong Kar-Wai... I feel as if there is no filmmaker out there other than him right now that can depict Benjamin/Boudelaire-ish concepts about time and space better. I'm getting acquainted with Jean-Luc Godard and I think the way he infuses politics and cinema is nothing short of brilliant - it is a breath of fresh air from today's political film, which is so in love with liberal guilt and not enough with life.

I am sick of Oscars, yet I have been following it for years. Go figure.

I used to be a big Ang Lee fan... but then I saw Brokeback Mountain :( Hulk wasn't encouraging either. I think Crash and Good Luck and Good Night were one of the worst films of last year - masturbatory, liberal guilt material. Especially Crash - what a pos!

I hate Michael Moore and Oliver Stone with a passion- they stand for everything that I would like cinema not to be.

And I defend Cameron's Titanic with every chance that I get... which I guess strike some people as weird.

Um, that's it, I guess.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gamblour. on January 08, 2006, 09:57:19 PM
Einstein

I think you mean Eisenstein. But welcome aboard, you seem pretty intellectual, which is always nice. I think it's nice to read academic discussions of film, but I don't like to engage in them, it pains me to analyze something like film. Reading analysis is alright though. Go and talk about why you don't like Brokeback, I'm curious why. And hating Good Night, and Good Luck? You got some splaining to do.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Ravi on January 08, 2006, 09:59:10 PM
You hate Crash, but you like Titanic.  The hating Crash thing counts more, so you're welcome to stay.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 08, 2006, 10:07:03 PM
I also welcome this new member. He seems spirited enough to really offer debate. And considering his opinions, I'm sure we'll be in the thick of one soon enough.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: hedwig on January 08, 2006, 10:17:17 PM
 :? sounds alright.

few things:

I think Crash and Good Luck and Good Night were one of the worst films of last year - masturbatory, liberal guilt material.
1. it's called "Good Night, and Good Luck."
2. "Crash" and "Good Night, and Good Luck." are two separate films  :shock:

and yeah, if you plan to post in the "Good Night, and Good Luck." thread, maybe explain why the hell you label that story "liberal guilt material" and why a left-wing perspective in a film prevents you from appreciating it despite your fascination with the fusion of politics and cinema.

but ya don't hafta if ya don't wanna
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: pete on January 08, 2006, 10:20:18 PM
oh no, intellectualizing wong karwai films--hope you're not one of those people.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on January 09, 2006, 02:47:53 AM
sounds good, smart even, which is always welcome. except he seems to be always on the defensive. he came here to defend a movie, he makes a point of defending titanic every chance he gets, i hope he's capable of initiating some original thought or discussion outside the context of a "defense". we all saw how long it took Losing The Horse to lose that habit.

and that concludes our post-intro wrap up.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cine on January 09, 2006, 03:43:00 AM
sonowthen, neon and this guy will give the board its long-awaited republican trifecta (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/smileysquig.png)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 09, 2006, 03:13:27 PM
I used to be a noob once.  I weighed 500 pounds.  I was getting really high every day.  I was even doing my dishes in the bathtub.

But I've recently joined the ranks of Manute Boll, The Titte Brothers and Andre Giant.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: takitani on January 09, 2006, 06:34:59 PM
sonowthen, neon and this guy will give the board its long-awaited republican trifecta (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/smileysquig.png)
Hello.

:waves to everyone:

I'm really liberal. I would consider myself a socialist :) GNAGL's script was a poor excuse of a rhetoric. I learned more about McCarthyism in seventh grade.

Oh, and sorry, for the typo on Eisenstein  :oops:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on January 09, 2006, 06:42:57 PM
Welcome to the suck.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Split Infinitive on January 26, 2006, 03:28:23 AM
Good morning.  As with just about everybody else who posted in this thread, I'm here to introduce myself.  My favorite directors are Woody Allen and Billy Wilder (can you tell I'm a writer?), though I also dearly love Fellini, Richard Linklater, and (for my not-so-guilty pleasure) Guillermo Del Toro.  My favorite film is Casablanca. My tastes tend toward the mainstream, but I thoroughly enjoy art house cinema as well.  I can't think of a single thing to say that would be particularly impressive or secure my status as an "up and comer to watch," but intend to stick around for a while.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on January 26, 2006, 01:28:13 PM
I like your avatar.  From Lucifer, no?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Split Infinitive on January 27, 2006, 12:13:19 AM
I like your avatar.  From Lucifer, no?
Thanks.  Indeed it is.  One of my favorite series.  I still haven't caught up on the last two TPBs, unfortunately.  I don't feign to be a great comics aficionado, but there are a few series I dearly love.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: wollywood on January 31, 2006, 05:19:31 AM
I should've said hello to everyone here b4 I decided to have my first annoying post. http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=8571.0
I'm an oversea student and been studying in UK for nearly five yrs, maybe ppl here should be more interested in what films I really like:
I personally perfer classic films, but it's super difficult for me to list all my fav. ones here...  Kubrick is my fav. director, and particualr actors, I do like James cagney, and Jack Nichloson

I've done fine art in this univ. for nearly three yrs (it's my last yr by the way) and what I learnt here is nothing about film, but I'm quite into it, I have started my first screenplay (sure, it's not English version) which is like drama/romantic genre...

I'll be honest, I'm really not good at arguing on the forum, cos I'm used to listening and reading, partly due to my language limitation as well... that's bad, I know.
AYW, really like this forum, because I can learn a lot on film here. 
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: colbent on February 02, 2006, 09:30:25 AM
Hi. I read these forums sometimes because I enjoy many of the posts and/or information. I don't really post though. I'm not sure why. From now on I might? I have pretty horrible social skills, even on the internet. Probably especially on the internet. Thanks for maintaining a great forum for so long.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: modage on February 02, 2006, 05:53:33 PM
thanks for the alia shawkat avatar.  so it's now your duty to post so that i can see it more often. welcome.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Naz on February 03, 2006, 01:11:08 PM
I was told to introduce myself here, so well, hello, I'm Nanda, 16 years old, I'll be 17 in a month. I live in The Netherlands and I want to become an actress.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: squints on February 03, 2006, 05:24:10 PM
I want to become an actress.

..don't we all?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on February 03, 2006, 05:37:01 PM
I was told to introduce myself here, so well, hello, I'm Nanda, 16 years old, I'll be 17 in a month. I live in The Netherlands and I want to become an actress.

do you consider yourself "inspiring"?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 04, 2006, 12:12:53 AM
Jacki! Is that you!?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: FORT on February 06, 2006, 08:35:21 PM
[fashionably late] ay. [/fashionably late]

thx to the admin.
p, and the rest.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: FORT on February 06, 2006, 08:36:56 PM
Quote
it doesnt feel the same.


----- Original Message -----
From: picolas
To: hal9000@optonline.net (hal9000@optonline.net)
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 9:57 PM
Subject: pta board?


heyo. it's picolas. just wondering...why arentcha down at the new incranation of the pta board over at xixax.com?


wat up. im Chaz.
my account has recently been resurrected.

..actually, roughly im a n00b to the power7th
see, yrs ago, in the days of yore, i used to love gallivanting
around ye olde pta.com msg bored during its inception.

then it fell into a deep vortex, as did i fall into yet a deeper one..
mine was a project tentatively titled 'Anthology,' which, at the time, was in its pre-production phases.
i co-wrote it w/ two other guys, we are also co-directing. there are 5 individually titled vignettes
with a common theme, yes, but they are totally seperate otherwise, different genres even.
these stories are not  intermingling and they are also of varying lengths;
(the longest being about 15-20min. - shortest being approx. 7-10min.)
we are co-directing two of the five shorts and individually directing the other three.

storyboards are done. new lights and equipt have been obtained.
sets have been built, main actors have been cast. but, we still need to
dress the finished sets and aqcuire the other, more incidental characters.

..the production is now in its incubation phase, we hope it will be in full bloom soon..

in the meantime, i'll prolly be chillin here slightly more often, we'll see.
..good to be back n all that..
- one 1uv.
ps.
i was slummin it for a bit under sally o'malley, dint mean to be a troll tho
i wasnt trying to be totally inconspicuous. i knew wat email i was using.
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Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on February 06, 2006, 09:14:41 PM
you seem to be mistaken... please go introduce yourself at xixiax.com
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: FORT on February 07, 2006, 12:21:19 AM
?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on February 07, 2006, 12:51:02 AM
chuck. welcome back.

a couple of things:
-instead of posting twice only minutes apart as you've done on the previous page, use the (http://xixax.com/Themes/default/images/english/modify.gif) button.
-no one really reads the subject title of each new post, which you hav filled in, so you may find more confusion meets posts such as those.
-don't worry if you don't get permanent username's jokes, the jury is still out on whether they are indeed jokes or not.

for everyone else: what chuck was trying to say is that he's from the old board and now he's back (see the first post of this thread for the definition of "old board"). his origin is evident from the classic C&C-syndrome symptoms he displays, ie. the phenomenon of talking funny. that's because back on the original board we used to occasionally talk in e-rhyme, in the same way Atticus Jones, bluejaytwist, and mike d do and/or used to.and now you know the rest of the story..
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pozer on February 07, 2006, 09:35:55 PM
Why is Atticus Jones? 
oh no he did not
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on February 07, 2006, 10:31:28 PM
Hey guys, glad to be member 1101 here on Xixax!
My name is Mustafa, and I'm currently studying design (graphic design specifically) in a 4 year program.
I am a p.t. anderson fan, without a doubt... And currently favoring films such as; Punch-Drunk Love, Kill Bill, Ran, Ichi The Killer, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, House of Flying Daggers, and my favorite film, True Romance. There are plenty others I'm interested in, and you could view my collection/wishlist here on aficionado - http://dvdaficionado.com/dvds.html?cat=1&id=mustafa

I hope to learn more from all of you on here about whatever it maybe, and just looking to spend some time with other film buffs' as myself!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: FORT on February 09, 2006, 01:37:19 AM
i only did the dbl-pst thing cuz i dint want a blu bg for my intro post, needed to take advantage of the beige.

i renamed the subj. cuz i was jus tryin to be cute, dont really care if it goes unnoticed...

...


for the wreck chord - i was around b4 the era of a.jonze;

...too clever for his own good, he was his own biggest fan.
...maddeningly irreverant, he spoke in rhymes n riddles n rub rub rub-a-dub,
to the point of ad nauseam at times, yet showed pubes great quantities of respeck (well-deserved tho it may be.)

...


Q:
...are 'edit stains' only visible now if an admin has done the modification..?
(sry to pico if i gave awy ur addy, figured u got rid of it. i got a lil too detailed wit my scripts)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: picolas on February 09, 2006, 03:13:22 AM
s'ok. edit stains by the original poster are also visible when the edit is made 30 minutes post-post.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: FORT on February 09, 2006, 03:15:18 AM
but not to the poster, only to the public?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: picolas on February 09, 2006, 03:15:51 AM
both.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: FORT on February 09, 2006, 03:20:27 AM
stood
under
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 10, 2006, 01:44:04 AM
more like this:

stand
I
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Trent on February 26, 2006, 04:37:33 PM
Hello hello hello, everybody. My name is Trent and I finally made my first post here yesterday after some months of reading and getting info from this place. I love the positive discussion that goes on here; must be because you lovely posters aren't bitter about everything, so you don't have anything to take out on the Intarweb.  :) Well, I hope I post a little more in the future, because this here's a fine establishment you guys run!  :bravo:

Have a great day!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on February 26, 2006, 05:26:29 PM
I love the positive discussion that goes on here; must be because you lovely posters aren't bitter about everything

 :shock:
And you've been reading for months now, you say?   

Anyways, howdy.   :waving:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Thrindle on February 26, 2006, 08:49:02 PM
I love the positive discussion that goes on here; must be because you lovely posters aren't bitter about everything

 :shock:
And you've been reading for months now, you say?   

Anyways, howdy.   :waving:
Sounds like he avoids "Idle Chatter"...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on February 26, 2006, 09:05:56 PM
Sounds like he avoids "Idle Chatter"...

Not to mention the Crash thread, the Loose Change thread, the New World thread, the Full Metal Jacket thread, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera...

I'm just saying, Trent, you may be in for a rough marriage once the honeymoon's over.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Trent on February 27, 2006, 10:29:05 AM
Hahaha. I stick to the director's forums to learn more about them and find out any updates. I usually avoid "General Discussion" types of forums, because that's when the fighting happens. But, see, you guys aren't tearing me apart, that's positive!   :)

...*waits to get torn apart*
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: matt35mm on February 27, 2006, 10:43:44 AM
I will protect you!  You're the fella that let us knew about the PTA Q&A, and I will be forever grateful for that.

Main tips: We're pretty much open to all opinions, so don't worry about sharing any that may be controversial.  People will argue their points against your points, but as long as you don't say anything ridiculously stupid, they most likely won't personally attack you.  Leave the more meaningless stuff until after you're a more seasoned poster.  And don't argue with Pubrick.  In fact, unless he mentions you as a particularly cool newbie, stay the hell away from him altogether.

That's all I've got for now.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: modage on February 27, 2006, 11:00:52 AM
I will protect you!  You're the fella that let us knew about the PTA Q&A, and I will be forever grateful for that.
it was actually up the day before at the unlikeliest of sources...
http://www.cigarettesandredvines.com/

let's tear him apart!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: matt35mm on February 27, 2006, 11:07:18 AM
I will protect you!  You're the fella that let us knew about the PTA Q&A, and I will be forever grateful for that.
it was actually up the day before at the unlikeliest of sources...
http://www.cigarettesandredvines.com/

let's tear him apart!
Oh.  Well, he's still cool.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Ravi on February 27, 2006, 05:36:01 PM
Hahaha. I stick to the director's forums to learn more about them and find out any updates. I usually avoid "General Discussion" types of forums, because that's when the fighting happens. But, see, you guys aren't tearing me apart, that's positive!   :)

...*waits to get torn apart*

Three things to do not to get torn apart:

1.  Love PT Anderson.
2.  Hate Crash.
3.  Don't ask how you can improve your life.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 28, 2006, 12:25:50 AM
4.  When someone's getting torn apart, take the popular side.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Crash on February 28, 2006, 06:40:49 AM
4.  When someone's getting torn apart, take the popular side.

Crash is SUCH a fag ignoramus.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on February 28, 2006, 06:43:51 AM
no.

just.. don't.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 02, 2006, 09:25:36 PM
Hahaha. I stick to the director's forums to learn more about them and find out any updates. I usually avoid "General Discussion" types of forums, because that's when the fighting happens. But, see, you guys aren't tearing me apart, that's positive!   :)

...*waits to get torn apart*

Three things to do not to get torn apart:

1.  Love PT Anderson.
2.  Hate Crash.
3.  Don't ask how you can improve your life.

4. When someone's getting torn apart, take the popular side.

5.  Never have an opinion that differs from the majority here.


Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on March 02, 2006, 10:43:22 PM
Hahaha. I stick to the director's forums to learn more about them and find out any updates. I usually avoid "General Discussion" types of forums, because that's when the fighting happens. But, see, you guys aren't tearing me apart, that's positive!   :)

...*waits to get torn apart*

Three things to do not to get torn apart:

1.  Love PT Anderson.
2.  Hate Crash.
3.  Don't ask how you can improve your life.

4. When someone's getting torn apart, take the popular side.

5.  Never have an opinion that differs from the majority here.Don't be a racist
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 03, 2006, 01:08:51 AM
4.  When someone's getting torn apart, take the popular side.

Crash is SUCH a(n) fag ignoramus.

I'd actually consider that one of the rules in general.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Fried Octopus on March 04, 2006, 12:26:44 PM
Hello folks. I've been a member here for over a year and I'm just now getting around to introducing myself. oops.

I'm Nick, nice to meet ya.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: squints on March 04, 2006, 03:33:41 PM
http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=5531.195
who is that creepy fella?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: McfLy on March 06, 2006, 01:19:56 AM
Hey all, new to the boards...
And bye-bye.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on March 07, 2006, 07:28:23 AM
Hey all, new to the boards...
And bye-bye.
how'd you find us? are you gonna be posting this much every day?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: McfLy on March 07, 2006, 08:36:08 AM
how'd you find us? are you gonna be posting this much every day?

A member told me about this place. He said it used to be a p.t. anderson focused board (and still is) and it caught my interest. If my description lacked anything about myself, all that really needs to be said is I love movies, I'm guaranteed to buy two-three DVD's a week and rent more. And I dislike Crash.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Crash on March 07, 2006, 08:37:44 AM
And bye-bye.

..and bye-bye... and bye-bye...bye-bye
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on March 07, 2006, 09:25:27 AM
how'd you find us? are you gonna be posting this much every day?

A member told me about this place. He said it used to be a p.t. anderson focused board (and still is) and it caught my interest. If my description lacked anything about myself, all that really needs to be said is I love movies, I'm guaranteed to buy two-three DVD's a week and rent more. And I dislike Crash.
thanks for elaborating. feel free to post as much as you like.. unlike members such as the one who posted directly under you, you seem to not be a waste of space. the highest compliment, believe me.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ©brad on March 07, 2006, 09:38:22 AM
And bye-bye.

..and bye-bye... and bye-bye...bye-bye

you are so funny dude.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: McfLy on March 07, 2006, 03:33:16 PM
And bye-bye.

..and bye-bye... and bye-bye...bye-bye

My bad, I didn't know there was a member named "Crash." I meant the movie. And thanks for the good words Pubrick.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 08, 2006, 01:16:32 PM
I believe Crash was refrencing Punch Drunk Love, McFly.


Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: McfLy on March 08, 2006, 07:16:13 PM
I believe Crash was refrencing Punch Drunk Love, McFly.




As was I in my original post, I read Crash's post differently at the time. But now everything is illuminated.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sheshothim on March 10, 2006, 09:23:32 AM
Hmm.....you know what? I don't really have anything to say. I guess it's pretty much just what my subject says. So yeah. I'm listening to Ozma right now if that counts for anything...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on March 10, 2006, 09:26:30 AM
Hmm.....you know what? I don't really have anything to say. I guess it's pretty much just what my subject says. So yeah. I'm listening to Ozma right now if that counts for anything...
how'd you find the site / favourite directors / things you don't like / non-film interests / your place in the world?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: meatwad on March 10, 2006, 10:10:31 AM
I guess it's pretty much just what my subject says..

and for the future, people usually don't read the subject lines, so you don't have to put one every time you post
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sheshothim on March 10, 2006, 12:44:31 PM
I guess it's pretty much just what my subject says..

and for the future, people usually don't read the subject lines, so you don't have to put one every time you post

Oh.......I really enjoy subject lines. I won't dwell, though.

And thank you Pubrick for being such a lovely guide. I don't seem to really know what I'm doing here, do I?

Here's an interesting story for everyone:
I'm not really sure how I found this site. I did it when I was drunk, and I don't remember doing it. I just know that I found this confirmation email in my Inbox that said welcome to this site, blah blah blah, and so I went and looked into it. I had made myself a username and password and everything, and I have no recollection. Very odd. No matter though. Not to say I have no interest in movies and whatnot, and that I just found this randomly. I really do have those sort of interests....I'm just not sure how I managed to find this.

Oh, and if you couldn't tell, I love Star Wars. It's a passion. If people wish to criticize me for it, that's ok, I'll accept the criticism with no evil retort. I get it quite often.

Fun Fact: I'm a journalism major

Random Thought: I'm making it my life's goal to marry John Williams.

Side Note: I hated Charlize Theron's dress.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sheshothim on March 10, 2006, 01:47:11 PM
I'm going to reply to my own post. It's the cool thing to do.

You see, while reading many random other posts, I came to this magnificent realization: For the most part, the movies I enjoy are considered shitty by the majority of you. Now does this put me into a great state of despair? Of course not. I love the movies because I love them, and if a large majority of people think they're horrible, that's something I can live with. At least they bring me pleasure. But here's my whole problem: All this time, I've been telling people these are "good movies." What if they're not? What if these movies that I love are absolutely dreadful, and I've been recommending them to all my friends and loved ones? What kind of person does that? I suppose that person is me. It's just something I find extremely disturbing. But then again, maybe they're actually good movies. I mean, in my opinion they are. I guess it's all a matter of opinion, but when I hear people criticizing this and that, technical stuff that I don't consider, I realize that the movie may very well BE shitty. What a dilemma. Not really, but it definitely gave me something to waste a few minutes writing about.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Fernando on March 10, 2006, 02:01:53 PM
I'm going to reply to my own post. It's the cool uncool thing to do.

What kind of person does that?

Only a sick twisted mind would do such thing.

Welcome aboard.   :yabbse-smiley:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on March 10, 2006, 04:51:37 PM
Random Thought: I'm making it my life's goal to marry John Williams.

Maybe Thrindle can help you crank-call him.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sheshothim on March 10, 2006, 05:34:50 PM
What? Crank call him?? Oh that would be magical...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 11, 2006, 10:40:28 PM
The call isn't magical, it's all in the clench.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sheshothim on March 12, 2006, 04:12:45 PM
I'm absolutely amazed with the changing picture at the top of the page. I was actually just hitting "Refresh" over and over again to see how many movies I could name.....
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on March 12, 2006, 04:17:25 PM
I'm absolutely amazed with the changing picture at the top of the page. I was actually just hitting "Refresh" over and over again to see how many movies I could name.....

What'll freak your freak is when you're watching a film you've never watched before or one in a very long time and you suddenly realize, "That's what movie that still on the marquee is from!"
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sheshothim on March 12, 2006, 05:08:20 PM
Yes, yes......and more than likely I'll post about it. Oh you just wait, people of xixax. You're so in for it.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Thrindle on March 12, 2006, 11:34:47 PM
Favorite Newb in a long time... 
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sheshothim on March 13, 2006, 01:47:36 AM
 :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Bethie on March 13, 2006, 02:17:38 AM
 :saywhat:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: FrunLg on March 13, 2006, 02:41:39 PM
Whats up, i'm new here, but technically i've been reading this site for some time now, ever since ptanderson.com was around. I'm studying philosophy in texas, planning on moving back to new england next year where i grew up. I love films, crazy about them, and enjoy some but not all of what is said on this board. Not a fan of the gossip bs that goes on and the silly arguments. I do enjoy talking about films and personal reviews. i attended pta's q&a at rochester a few years back while in high school, shook his hand, that was about it. Not sure what was so illegitimate about my prarie home companion question, so by all means let me know.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: hedwig on March 13, 2006, 02:50:19 PM
Not sure what was so illegitimate about my prarie home companion question, so by all means let me know.

you asked a question that had already been addressed in the same thread creating the impression that you had not even actually read the thread before posting which violates one of xixax's holy ten commandments and whatnot.

it's all in good frun, though.  :?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: modage on March 18, 2006, 10:37:08 AM
we like you. the board needs more female opinions and you and sheshothim mean we're on a slight upswing.  so many welcomes, and try not to get your feelings hurt. it's a good place.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on March 18, 2006, 10:47:36 AM
Am I a "worthless newb"?  Lord, I hope not.
i can tell immediately that you are not. thanks for the intro, now all you need is a nice av and you will be miles ahead of those wastes of space with whom you share a Thread of Birth.

why can't all newbs be normal, nice, decent human beings like this? why do so many of you have to be so goddamn retarded? i know it's the internets but dear god, you are the vermin of the new world, carriers of a plague that without rigid quarantining (ie. owning) would devour us all. sorry, lucid, this is to everyone who isn't you. everytime a good newb appears i lament the energy expended on the bad ones.

welcome to xixax, try to ignore the bad puns.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on March 18, 2006, 02:07:19 PM
Am I a "worthless newb"?

No.  You can use the word "capricious" effectively.

Which is a big step up from those who can't use any words effectively.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Neil on March 19, 2006, 03:13:03 PM
I never gave a proper introduction, so I'm going to attempt it now; i deal in lead. So,(Putting on chapstick) let's try and clear up the  loose ends, and maybe get some people on this site to like me( Puckering up lips).

PTA is my favorite film maker, and I'm one of those Pretentious film students.  I'm currently enrolled in a Community College, and I want plan to blah blah blah my way through some kind of career in film.  I believe I found the site from a  PTA site, although I can't recall what the exact URL was at this time, I'm almost sure it's not a site anymore.  I didn't get the chance to fully introduce myself the first time i posted on this site, and it went as follows...I read something i laughed at, I posted a reply, then for some reason, I couldn't log into my account again...Dealing with that, criticism i couldn't take, and dial-up internet I quit posting here.  I came back for the original reason i joined (PTA's particular forum) look for possible updates on what Paul was planning on doing next, and started viewing other threads.  One thing i can't stand is my addiction to myspace...Although i try my best to pretend that I'm not addicted, i think the denial proves i am.  I love music as well I'm in a band, we're called The Offseason (based off of Bradbury's martian chronicles) i love to read (anything from comics, to poetry, to novels, and short stories) and write music, I'm still trying to find out what authors i like best, i dabble in all sorts.

Now reading: Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Best film I've watched in a while: (Tie) Alphaville (Godard) The Last life of the universe (Pen-ek ratanaruang)
Standing in the world: I would just love to write a great song, and make some films I'm proud of

Shameless plug (should go in music section sorry) www.myspace.com/neilcluke & www.myspace.com/juliusseizureinc
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: modage on March 19, 2006, 03:18:39 PM
welcome neil.  just remember if you can make it here you can make it anywhere!  dont let it get you down.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sheshothim on March 19, 2006, 04:04:22 PM
One thing i can't stand is my addiction to myspace...Although i try my best to pretend that I'm not addicted, i think the denial proves i am.

I can't believe you finally admitted it. I'm so very, very proud of you darlin.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 19, 2006, 05:33:03 PM
Good news, Neil. 

I added you.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on March 19, 2006, 05:35:44 PM
Good news, Neil. 

I added you.

Is that a euphemism?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Neil on March 19, 2006, 08:50:20 PM
I say, that xixax should get connection with tom, and the xixax army should take on the myspace army.  There may be some out numbering going on, but it will work out.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on March 20, 2006, 12:13:26 AM
i'm not sure, why a pause was necessary just there... or what you're talking about.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sheshothim on March 20, 2006, 12:29:44 AM
I say, that xixax should get connection with tom, and the xixax army should take on the myspace army. There may be some out numbering going on, but it will work out.

Maybe then Tom an Black Tom would have to befriend each other and join forces, and New Tom Cruise could be a General.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on March 20, 2006, 01:02:31 AM
XIXAX: "No outside in-jokes allowed"
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Neil on March 20, 2006, 02:39:08 AM
I'll clarify, Tom, the creator of myspace is tom, and someone told a joke and made "black tom" which is a black guy posing in the same type of picture as the regular tom, it's funny...and the tom cruise thing, is they made tom cruise look like the emperor, it's also funny...One fun hobby i enjoy is finding the most random people that have myspace: Dennis Haysbert (the alstate Guy) Billy Zabka (karate kid) and these are just a couple, i mean god, satan, jesus, and most importantly STEVE GUTTENBURG all have myspaces...Although they're probably fake, it's still fun

P.S. This is what the alphabet would look like if the letters q and r were taken out of the alphabet (i love mitch hedburg)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on March 20, 2006, 08:14:35 AM
XIXAX: "No outside in-jokes allowed because they invariably lead to tedious explanations."

nice intro (redux) tho.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on March 20, 2006, 09:05:26 AM
xixax.com - We're not a Tom Tom Club
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Neil on March 20, 2006, 01:30:18 PM
Xixax.com-If we burn neil at the stake and he survives, he's a witch, if not, oh well.  that's my new banner idea.  Jokes.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sheshothim on March 20, 2006, 01:44:42 PM
xixax.com - We're not a Tom Tom Club

Haha! We hate Toms!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Thrindle on March 20, 2006, 03:25:17 PM
This thread makes me feel suprisingly elitist.   :wink:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: hedwig on March 20, 2006, 03:26:17 PM
I have absolutely no idea what's going on.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sheshothim on March 20, 2006, 03:29:41 PM
It pretty much all comes down to this: Tom Cruise=crazy
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on March 20, 2006, 03:35:22 PM
xixax.com - Don't make us get all Tom Cruise on your ass.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on March 20, 2006, 06:25:43 PM
I'll clarify, Tom, the creator of myspace is tom, and someone told a joke and made "black tom" which is a black guy posing in the same type of picture as the regular tom, it's funny...and the tom cruise thing, is they made tom cruise look like the emperor, it's also funny...One fun hobby i enjoy is finding the most random people that have myspace: Dennis Haysbert (the alstate Guy) Billy Zabka (karate kid) and these are just a couple, i mean god, satan, jesus, and most importantly STEVE GUTTENBURG all have myspaces...Although they're probably fake, it's still fun

P.S. This is what the alphabet would look like if the letters q and r were taken out of the alphabet (i love mitch hedburg)

Dude.  You just referred to President Palmer, our one and only true president, as "The Allstate Guy".  So not cool.








Seriously, though... Steve Guttenburg?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on March 21, 2006, 04:24:37 AM
XIXAX: marquees go in the marquee thread unless you've posted way too much in there already in which case they don't go anywhere, for fear of making it into another endless conversation that goes nowhere. sheesh.

too long?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Neil on March 21, 2006, 01:57:09 PM
XIXAX: marquees go in the marquee thread unless you've posted way too much in there already in which case they don't go anywhere, for fear of making it into another endless conversation that goes nowhere. sheesh.

too long?

I would say, just make the font a bit smaller, and then it would be perfect, although it does sound alot like; Xixax: Post that in the actual thread.


Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sheshothim on March 23, 2006, 12:59:53 AM
Walrus, did you really add Neil to Myspace? Because if you did, then I just added you....(I know this is late, but I may have just noticed)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on March 23, 2006, 06:46:26 AM
Walrus, did you really add Neil to Myspace? Because if you did, then I just added you....(I know this is late, but I may have just noticed)
stuff like this is exactly what this icon is for (http://xixax.com/Themes/default/images/im_off.gif).
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: sheshothim on March 23, 2006, 04:17:46 PM
I just need to stop talking.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 23, 2006, 08:10:06 PM
Walrus, did you really add Neil to Myspace? Because if you did, then I just added you....(I know this is late, but I may have just noticed)

Ooooohhh.  That explains a lot.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on March 23, 2006, 08:25:37 PM
I just need to stop talking.
and stuff like this is exactly what this icon is for (http://xixax.com/Themes/default/images/english/delete.gif).
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 24, 2006, 12:42:43 PM
Is there anything we can't learn when we turn to Pubrick?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Neil on March 24, 2006, 03:22:58 PM
Is there anything we can't learn when we turn to Pubrick?

No
____________________________________________________________________

Shameless plug Pt. 2:www.myspace.com/juliusseizureinc (http://www.myspace.com/juliusseizureinc)

Go Check out the new song I covered, let me know what you think...(The Propper Word Song)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 24, 2006, 03:38:19 PM
Ok, I'm definitely rolling my eyes at that.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: rembrandt on March 27, 2006, 01:35:08 PM
I tend to shy away from formal introductions, but my first post on here was locked... I guess i'm trying to find out why? Hi.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Neil on March 27, 2006, 01:37:16 PM
I tend to shy away from formal introductions, but my first post on here was locked... I guess i'm trying to find out why? Hi.

You'll never make it here with that attitude, just ask...me.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: squints on March 27, 2006, 01:47:52 PM
I tend to shy away from formal introductions, but my first post on here was locked... I guess i'm trying to find out why? Hi.

Quote from: pubrick
i'm sorry, this is worthless even for idle chatter. what you're saying is you want this thread to become the google image search database.

introduce yourself before you post again.
Is there anything we can't learn when we turn to Pubrick?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 27, 2006, 02:37:33 PM
I tend to shy away from formal introductions, but my first post on here was locked... I guess i'm trying to find out why? Hi.

Having your first post locked is a common introduction, don't worry.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 28, 2006, 08:58:05 AM
I tend to shy away from formal introductions, but my first post on here was locked... I guess i'm trying to find out why?


"because this board is full of fucking censoring liberal bitches"

-santa clause was a black man [or some variation]

Hi.

welcome
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on March 28, 2006, 09:30:43 AM
I tend to shy away from formal introductions, but my first post on here was locked... I guess i'm trying to find out why?


"because this board is full of fucking censoring liberal bitches"

-santa clause was a black man [or some variation]
oh neon, you don't wanna be that guy. and by that guy i mean the guy who quotes Pantalones like he is of any relevance. can you remember the last idiot who tried to fight that cause? i hope you weren't serious. this is really not a good development for your character.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 28, 2006, 10:07:39 AM
I tend to shy away from formal introductions, but my first post on here was locked... I guess i'm trying to find out why?


"because this board is full of fucking censoring liberal bitches"

-santa clause was a black man [or some variation]
oh neon, you don't wanna be that guy. and by that guy i mean the guy who quotes Pantalones like he is of any relevance. can you remember the last idiot who tried to fight that cause? i hope you weren't serious. this is really not a good development for your character.

i wasnt serious...it was just a reference for the people who knew who he was...
you know me p, i'm an okay guy :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 28, 2006, 02:49:24 PM
i wasnt serious...it was just a reference for the people who knew who he was...
you know me p, i'm an okay guy :yabbse-grin:

But Rembrandt didn't know who he was, and that would probably skew his view of the board, however true it may be.

Well, I'm sure most are left leaning, but I don't know so much about censorship, though I'm not under scrutiny quite like conservatives are in this day and age.  They never get their say.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sigur Rós on April 03, 2006, 07:51:01 AM
(http://www.purplesensi.co.uk/snd/images/sdranim.gif)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: harris on April 04, 2006, 10:12:05 AM
Alright, I'm no spammer. I am just trying to get visitors to my site and I heard you people here are big on film. Anyway, I post in the Harmony Korine message board. This board is far too huge for my taste. But please pm me or email me about my site if you want.

thanks
paul
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on April 04, 2006, 10:36:46 AM
Alright, I'm no spammer. I am just trying to get visitors to my site and I heard you people here are big on film. Anyway, I post in the Harmony Korine message board. This board is far too huge for my taste. But please pm me or email me about my site if you want.

thanks
paul

bald knobbery, if you ask me.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: harris on April 04, 2006, 10:56:00 AM
what does that even mean? haha
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on April 04, 2006, 11:46:06 AM
it means either join the community or shut the fuck up.

thanks for stopping by.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: harris on April 04, 2006, 12:52:36 PM
wow you guys are pricks no doubt.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Ravi on April 04, 2006, 01:56:37 PM
You got us pegged pretty quickly, but seriously, what Pubrick said.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 04, 2006, 02:11:54 PM
Well, it was indirect spam.  He could've plastered invites everywhere, but said if we were interested to ask.

EDIT: Ok, I just saw the thread.  There are places for links like that.  If you post a thread about it, it comes off as spam.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cine on April 07, 2006, 04:57:05 PM
yeah, what ravi said.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on April 08, 2006, 02:44:52 PM
I'll clarify, Tom, the creator of myspace is tom, and someone told a joke and made "black tom" which is a black guy posing in the same type of picture as the regular tom, it's funny...and the tom cruise thing, is they made tom cruise look like the emperor, it's also funny...One fun hobby i enjoy is finding the most random people that have myspace: Dennis Haysbert (the alstate Guy) Billy Zabka (karate kid) and these are just a couple, i mean god, satan, jesus, and most importantly STEVE GUTTENBURG all have myspaces...Although they're probably fake, it's still fun

P.S. This is what the alphabet would look like if the letters q and r were taken out of the alphabet (i love mitch hedburg)

http://www.bustedtees.com/shirts/tom
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jannemanneman on April 20, 2006, 11:58:49 AM
was it necessary to quote that whole thing?
I guess it was..  :ponder:

introduce yourself (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=2.570) before posting again.
introduction it is. hi, i'm jannemanneman and you can find more info about me in my profile. news is the main reason i read xixax and i don't like people who talk too much and say too little.

cheers,
jannemanneman
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: modage on April 20, 2006, 01:59:33 PM
welcome to xixax.  we can talk about Hot Fuzz here: http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=8465.0  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: eloquentpilgrim on April 21, 2006, 06:03:50 AM
Hey guys.

I'm a born-again n00b, I guess you could say.
I visited here a wee bit ago.

Basically, I'm back at this forum 'cos I've been dumped, hardcore. We consequently met on a forum that I have persuaded myself to no longer use, 'cos I really never want to hear from That Arse again. Outta sight, outta mind.

TAKE THAT, INTERNET BOYFRIEND!
I only post on MOVIE FORUMS! Now Look who's lolling!

Anyway. Here's to many Friday and Saturday nights spent wallowing in front of this monitor, drinking cheap, Australian beer. And here's to more Shaun of the Dead-esque films.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: modage on April 21, 2006, 07:35:04 AM
And here's to more Shaun of the Dead-esque films.
welcome to xixax.  we can talk about Hot Fuzz here: http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=8465.0  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on April 22, 2006, 07:36:42 PM
was it necessary to quote that whole thing?
I guess it was..  :ponder:

introduce yourself (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=2.570) before posting again.
introduction it is. hi, i'm jannemanneman and you can find more info about me in my profile. news is the main reason i read xixax and i don't like people who talk too much and say too little.

cheers,
jannemanneman

I guess you don't like "The Big Lebowski", then. If you don't, get the hell out of here!!!  :yabbse-angry:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: hedwig on May 22, 2006, 06:31:06 PM
welcome to xixax.

i like your av, one dog goes one way, the other dog goes the other way, and this guy's sayin, "whadda ya want from me?"
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on May 22, 2006, 07:50:10 PM
Found xixax through a Martin Scorsese website which led me to the Scorsese forum here.

Cool. I didn't know we had links to a Scorsese website. Which one?


And welcome to our site.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on June 06, 2006, 12:51:18 AM
 :shock:

The current "latest member" is Jackie Lynn!!!!!

That's gotta be somebody's 666day joke, right?







Right...?

 :yabbse-lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cine on June 06, 2006, 12:53:17 AM
:shock:

The current "latest member" is Jackie Lynn!!!!!

That's gotta be somebody's 666day joke, right?







Right...?

 :yabbse-lipsrsealed:

we were anticipating that...

no joke.  :shock:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on June 21, 2006, 03:21:31 PM
let me be the first to say that i, for one, am inspired.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: gob on July 04, 2006, 05:06:42 AM
Hi everyone, I'm gob, I'm 18 years old residing in the United Kingdom and I've been addicted to film since I was about 5 years old. I started on the easy stuff, Bond, Indiana Jones, just couldn't get enough of that shit.
Now as the dependence has grown I've moved on to the heavier stuff, among my favourite filmmakers are: Wes Anderson, PTA, Coens, Scorcese, Kurosawa, Truffaut, Melville, Gilliam, Sofia and Francis Coppola, Peckinpah... the list goes on.
Yet I still maintain an intense love for films such as Hot Shots: Part Deux, The Three Amigos and Fletch.

I'm a writer and I intend to be a director (some of my early work, "The Redemption of the Christ" is currently available in the Brainstorming and Feedback section of For Filmakers on the board)

Shucks, all in all I'm happy to be able to talk films with you folks and from what I've seen so far this board looks mighty fine.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on July 04, 2006, 08:49:51 PM
I can tell you that the initial hazing period isn't anything to worry about.

you had it easy (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9002.0).

a newbs "hazing" experience is a direct reflection of the abhorrence of their posts.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gold Trumpet on July 05, 2006, 01:16:44 AM
I think my hazing period began on the old board and has never ended. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on July 05, 2006, 04:06:16 AM
I think my hazing period began on the old board and has never ended. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
haha you'd like to think that but the truth is we all love you now, some more openly than others, and you're having a hard time finding a new persona. may i suggest.. cutey patootey.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/emoticons/sly.gif)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: SHAFTR on July 05, 2006, 07:36:46 AM
Not new, but I'm back from my Leave of Abscence of not posting.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gold Trumpet on July 05, 2006, 12:05:11 PM
Not new, but I'm back from my Leave of Abscence of not posting.

I heard you got a job as a columnist somewhere.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on July 07, 2006, 01:53:04 AM
i'll be gone for a while. gotta go harvest garlic. i won't have much of any internet access until august unless the garlic has to come out quickly and early and i end up stuck having to go to work with my dad. peace.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on July 07, 2006, 01:56:38 AM
gotta go harvest garlic.

Is that some sort of weird euphemism?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: citizn on July 07, 2006, 09:57:33 AM
Add another name on the wall. Xixax has been my source of all movie news for several years. I thought, "Why not get a voice?" And so I have.
Pleased to be here.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 07, 2006, 03:19:39 PM
I thought, "Why not get a voice?"

This is where we all go wrong.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on July 11, 2006, 07:21:50 AM
(I'm waiting to hit 100 posts before I feel legit)

(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/warner_brothers/goodfellas/_group_photos/joe_pesci1.jpg)

Congrats on being 'made.'
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sunrise on July 11, 2006, 10:49:58 AM
Thank you, I'm honored.  And now, extremely frightened at what lies ahead.

Now you've been made. Any problems, you go to Xixax. Trouble with your posts? You can go to Xixax. Trouble with the cops, deliveries, Pubrick, you can call on Xixax. But now you've gotta come up with Xixax's money every week no matter what. Business bad? Fuck you, pay Xixax. Oh, you had a fire? Fuck you, pay Xixax. Place got hit by lightning huh? Fuck you, pay Xixax.

I don't know what I'm talking about...I'm still sitting below the century mark.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 11, 2006, 03:27:39 PM
Now just make sure when you hit any number, celebratory or not, that you do not celebrate it.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on August 30, 2006, 03:03:19 PM
Well Hello there Xixax, My name is Blah blah blah and I am from Blah, Blah, Blah
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on August 30, 2006, 05:18:34 PM
Well Hello there Xixax, My name is Blah blah blah and I am from Blah, Blah, Blah

You should do that again, except, actually... do it
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: matt35mm on August 30, 2006, 08:01:22 PM
Well Hello there Xixax, My name is Blah blah blah and I am from Blah, Blah, Blah

You should do that again, except, actually... do it
Uh oh.  This is not a good start, getting on RK's bad side like this.  I'd be surprised if you can redeem yourself from here.  First impressions are everything at XIXAX.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on August 30, 2006, 08:53:02 PM
I'm sorry, I've never really been on a board as formal as this so I don't really know how to go about this... You can understand that I didn't really want to give up to much information.

My name is Graeme(not Graham), I live in Vancouver, B.C., I'm about 6'0, brown eyes...I like...stuff ummmm that's about it.

I hope all is forgiven and hopefully you will accept my insights on film(no matter how wrong they are  :yabbse-grin:.)

(I guess this is why my thread on "following" got deleted  :( )

k bye
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on August 30, 2006, 08:59:48 PM
I don't really know how to go about this...

Tell us about whatever movies/books/music you like, interests besides Xixax, whether you're a Curb Your Enthusiasm person or an Arrested Development person, etc.

(I guess this is why my thread on "following" got deleted  :( )

It wasn't deleted, just moved.  Your post is right here (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9184.msg231524#msg231524).
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on August 30, 2006, 11:35:08 PM
My name is Graeme(not Graham), I live in Vancouver, B.C., I'm about 6'0, brown eyes...I like...stuff ummmm that's about it.
none of that was necessary, this isn't a police station and you're not under arrest.

the basic information is how you found the site, what directors you like, que faites-vous dans la vie, that kinda thing. it's evident you're new to the internets so you must be in your mid teens, that's gonna be a problem but the best part about your kind is that the opportunity for redemption is high.  you still have potential to grow into mature savvy individuals. of course there is no helping some.

just relax, use the search function to look for a topic before starting it, don't resurrect ancient threads just to say something stupid like "lol i gotta see this", and don't treat the site like a chatroom.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: JG on August 31, 2006, 06:29:06 AM
My name is Graeme(not Graham), I live in Vancouver, B.C., I'm about 6'0, brown eyes...I like...stuff ummmm that's about it.
none of that was necessary, this isn't a police station and you're not under arrest.

the basic information is how you found the site, what directors you like, que faites-vous dans la vie, that kinda thing. it's evident you're new to the internets so you must be in your mid teens, that's gonna be a problem but the best part about your kind is that the opportunity for redemption is high.  you still have potential to grow into mature savvy individuals. of course there is no helping some.

just relax, use the search function to look for a topic before starting it, don't resurrect ancient threads just to say something stupid like "lol i gotta see this", and don't treat the site like a chatroom.

wow, i wish i got that when i came here. 
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on August 31, 2006, 06:44:07 AM
i didn't say anything to your introductory post.

if within a week this new kid is already welcoming other newbs and keeps posting incoherently, then i'll follow up like i did with you.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: JG on August 31, 2006, 06:54:14 AM
well i just meant it was good advice. 
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Neil on August 31, 2006, 02:29:24 PM
Ahhh, xixax...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on August 31, 2006, 06:21:08 PM
My name is Graeme(not Graham), I live in Vancouver, B.C., I'm about 6'0, brown eyes...I like...stuff ummmm that's about it.
none of that was necessary, this isn't a police station and you're not under arrest.

the basic information is how you found the site, what directors you like, que faites-vous dans la vie, that kinda thing. it's evident you're new to the internets so you must be in your mid teens, that's gonna be a problem but the best part about your kind is that the opportunity for redemption is high.  you still have potential to grow into mature savvy individuals. of course there is no helping some.

just relax, use the search function to look for a topic before starting it, don't resurrect ancient threads just to say something stupid like "lol i gotta see this", and don't treat the site like a chatroom.

Well thanks, like I said I didn't know how to go about this so I just sorta winged it. I am in no way new to the internet and I'm 17 by the by. I guess this is attept No. 3:

I am really into Movies, almost all movies. I really like PTA (and I have been told I look exactly like him when he was doing boogie nights, which I think is really cool). I like all the big names of filmaking - (especially) Kubrick, Scorcese, QT, Altman, Coen Bros., Stone, Leone, Linklater, Etc., Etc. I am trying to get into the older, foreign stuff(I recently went through an Antonieli- I can't spell- phase because he was playing at pacific cinematique), but because I live in Vancouver I am really Limited to what I can see. This weekend there's a retrospective on Kieslowski so I'm gunnin for that.

I Like Music, all kinds of music; rock, blues, jazz, whatever. If it's good I'll listen. I am probably the biggest Simpson fan ever, so theres that. I Like video games, mostly Madden or NHL.

Oh, and I foung the site through Cigs and Vines

That's pretty much it. Good to know there aren't any charges against me.

k bye
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Chest Rockwell on August 31, 2006, 07:39:09 PM
Quote
Antonieli-I can't spell-
Antonioni, I guess?

And Kieslowski is just about as good as it gets. Make sure you report back how the retrospective is!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on September 01, 2006, 01:11:19 AM
i used to have a tendency to buy loads of dvd's months in and months out. this has worn out recently and i really don't know why.

Hope I never catch that disease. That's like the ebola virus of DVD shopping.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Champion Souza on September 10, 2006, 12:42:47 PM
Hi, I have been lurking on this board for months and I thought I should introduce myself.  I first heard about xixax from the old ptanderson website.  I found this site again earlier this year.  Xixax is the only board I frequent about movies.  It's become my main source for movie news.
Directors I like include the Andersons, Coen bros (from the 90's in particular), Francis Ford Copolla (70's in particular), the Kaufman/Jonze/Gondry collaborations, Woody Allen, Hitchcock, Kubrick to name a few.

I don't post on forums very much but I like to read this one.  So I thought I'd say hi.

I am an animator living in Canada.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: matt35mm on September 10, 2006, 01:33:10 PM
Hi, I have been lurking on this board for months and I thought I should introduce myself.  I first heard about xixax from the old ptanderson website.  I found this site again earlier this year.  Xixax is the only board I frequent about movies.  It's become my main source for movie news.
Directors I like include the Andersons, Coen bros (from the 90's in particular), Francis Ford Copolla (70's in particular), the Kaufman/Jonze/Gondry collaborations, Woody Allen, Hitchcock, Kubrick to name a few.

I don't post on forums very much but I like to read this one.  So I thought I'd say hi.

I am an animator living in Canada.
Hello back.  Good intro, good avatar, good name... I like you already!  Please feel welcome to post more often.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on September 11, 2006, 01:25:57 PM
See, when your first post is in this thread, you get points, people.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on September 12, 2006, 05:55:20 AM
Hi, I have been lurking on this board for months and I thought I should introduce myself.  I first heard about xixax from the old ptanderson website.  I found this site again earlier this year.  Xixax is the only board I frequent about movies.  It's become my main source for movie news.
Directors I like include the Andersons, Coen bros (from the 90's in particular), Francis Ford Copolla (70's in particular), the Kaufman/Jonze/Gondry collaborations, Woody Allen, Hitchcock, Kubrick to name a few.

I don't post on forums very much but I like to read this one.  So I thought I'd say hi.

I am an animator living in Canada.
excellent.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: pete on September 16, 2006, 04:26:03 AM
canadian animators are the best.  I think I just mean frederic back though.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Chest Rockwell on September 18, 2006, 01:55:24 PM
...and Norman McLaren and Ryan Larkin.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: essbe on September 30, 2006, 11:25:16 PM
Hey, I just recently joined here after finding out about the site from someone who reads but never posts.  I'm a 20 year old film student.  It's not something that I'm just sorta interested in, it's my life and passion.  A few of my inspirations: Scorsese, Godard, Truffaut, Cronenberg, Coppola, Lang, Ray, Hitchcock, Welles, Hawks,Kubrick, Fellini.  I consider film the perfect artform; it's the closest approximation in art that we have to the actual flow of consciousness, in both the dream  and everyday perception of the world.  I joined this board to have thoughtful discussions with people of similar interests.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on September 30, 2006, 11:55:19 PM
I joined this board to have thoughtful discussions with people of similar interests.

Please lower your expectations to an achievable level.



 :yabbse-grin:

Good intro.  Nice to have you on board.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Ravi on October 01, 2006, 12:39:52 AM
This is more of a Ratner, Bay, Shadyac, Shankman kind of forum.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: essbe on October 01, 2006, 12:54:21 AM
Uwe Boll is better than all of those clowns combined.  He directed such seamless video game to film masterpieces as: Bloodrayne, Alone in the Dark and House of the Dead

 :doh:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ASmith on October 04, 2006, 04:09:02 AM
MacGuffin shouted at me that I must post here.  All I will say is "snakes in an octagon," and so I dare not cross him.

Hello Xixax!

I lurked for a few days, reading a few threads just to see what sort of community this was.  I saw long, well thought out posts; intelligent posters; and not a single thread that had forgotten its topic in favor of personal attacks: rare in most people's daily internet experience.  As far as forums go in general, mature, constructive discourse is a rarity. 

In fact, my search for a place to discuss movies began when I realized that the IMDB forums, with some exception, was one of the worst forums in which I had ever participated.  Much like how your tastes refine in movie watching itself, I just knew there had to be something better out there. 

Luckily I have a friend "in the biz" and he spoke highly of you guys.  He said to check Xixax out, and out I have checked it.

Some films that define me:

Hopefully this was a proper introduction.  In the future I'd like to swear more though, so if someone could brief me on the board's policy on that, that'd be great.


ASmith
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on October 04, 2006, 04:24:02 AM
I saw long, well thought out posts; intelligent posters; and not a single thread that had forgotten its topic in favor of personal attacks

that's cos we hide this forum.

Hopefully this was a proper introduction.  In the future I'd like to swear more though, so if someone could brief me on the board's policy on that, that'd be great.
yep excellent intro. regarding swears, you can do whatever you want. i can only suggest a reminder that like in real life, doing it gratuitously/excessively just makes you sound stupid and when used to express excitement it tends to instantly overrate the subject in question. use wisely. and welcome.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on October 04, 2006, 03:40:09 PM
Hopefully this was a proper introduction.  In the future I'd like to swear more though, so if someone could brief me on the board's policy on that, that'd be great.
yep excellent intro. regarding swears, you can do whatever you want. i can only suggest a reminder that like in real life, doing it gratuitously/excessively just makes you sound stupid and when used to express excitement it tends to instantly overrate the subject in question. use wisely. and welcome.

Fuckin' A, Bitches!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on October 08, 2006, 02:55:04 PM
Hopefully this was a proper introduction.  In the future I'd like to swear more though, so if someone could brief me on the board's policy on that, that'd be great.


lovely.

we try to only allow curse words if written out in acrostic poems. as in real life, haiku is allowable if it's absolutely necessary.  if you're a little nervous, here's an example to get you started:

"feel free to let loose with
urges to swear are
common, especially among artists.
* is an odd piece of punctuation, isn't it?"

welcome to xixax. don't forget to introduce yourself to the search function.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on October 08, 2006, 04:09:26 PM
haiku is allowable

No, it's not.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 09, 2006, 12:44:35 AM
  • Big Lebowski
  • Office Space
  • Groundhog Day
  • plenty of non-comedies too, but those don't seem to stick out in my mind

So... you're anyone?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Zebulon on October 24, 2006, 09:04:16 AM
I don't normally enjoy posting these introductions, but it is the tradition here and I don't want to get off on the wrong foot.

I'm a 36 year old Canadian pop culture elitist, with a broad interest in many styles and periods of film. I spend an inordinate amount of time in darkened movie theatres. It's a small wonder that I'm able to tolerate daylight anymore.

Some of my favourite directors include Allen, Kubrick, Godard, Herzog, and Scorsese. That said, I'm keenly interested in "low" culture films too and I have soft spot for horror and exploitation films (my screen name is taken from a character in a Russ Meyer film).

Having lurked for a bit, I'm impressed with the quality of this forum. I hope I can contribute.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on October 24, 2006, 10:08:23 AM
I don't normally enjoy posting these introductions, but it is the tradition here and I don't want to get off on the wrong foot.

I'm a 36 year old Canadian pop culture elitist, with a broad interest in many styles and periods of film. I spend an inordinate amount of time in darkened movie theatres. It's a small wonder that I'm able to tolerate daylight anymore.

Some of my favourite directors include Allen, Kubrick, Godard, Herzog, and Scorsese. That said, I'm keenly interested in "low" culture films too and I have soft spot for horror and exploitation films (my screen name is taken from a character in a Russ Meyer film).

Having lurked for a bit, I'm impressed with the quality of this forum. I hope I can contribute.
i like the cut of your jib.

as crono has pointed out elsewhere, first posts are not exactly definitive of character. intros don't necessarily have to demistify anyone before they hav the chance to reveal who they are, a member's persona becomes evident over time. i think intros are mostly a sign of goodwill that you (the collective newb) are not here just to troll.

basically what RK said..
See, when your first post is in this thread, you get points, people.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: squints on November 26, 2006, 02:46:54 PM
OH! i can't wait to hear a little pussi
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on January 02, 2007, 04:02:27 PM
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y74/regularkarate/Introduce.jpg)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mr. Sophistication on January 11, 2007, 12:57:50 AM
I posted a small introduction on another thread without knowing about this one but luckly Walrus was there to point this thread out.

So without further ado I give you the waving smiley------------> :waving:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sunrise on January 11, 2007, 01:09:33 PM
Welcome...I love your username! But tell us a little more about yourself, other than being a Cassavetes fan (which is a big + for me).
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mr. Sophistication on January 11, 2007, 08:28:39 PM
Welcome...I love your username! But tell us a little more about yourself, other than being a Cassavetes fan (which is a big + for me).

I'm 18 years old and I live in Los Angeles. I love film just like everyone else here and I need cinema like a heroine addict needs a daily fix. If you ask me who are my top 10 favorite directors I would name 70 same goes with top 10 favorite films. Just like the rest of you I'm the guy who has "weird taste in movies and the longest attention span to be able to sit through those old boring Black and White and foreign movies" so say my friends but that's OK because I know they will never taste the sweet rewards these movies offer and that's their loss. That's why I'm glad to have found this small piece of heaven called xixax.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on January 12, 2007, 09:39:20 AM
i'm impressed. maybe i should start approving members again. :ponder:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: atticus jones on January 15, 2007, 02:51:30 AM
iam depressed...maebe i shuld start dismembering approvers again   :hammer:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mikey B on January 18, 2007, 11:33:56 PM
My name is Mikey. I'm also known as Michael, spikey mikey, Mr. B, Pixie Stick (bad addiction in High School), and other obscure names. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Cinema. I'm a unprofessional screenwriter who has been honing his craft since he was 15 so 7 years now. I have the soul that's part half hippie poet, half balls to the wall rock star. I'm a self proclaimed eccentric who's narsisistic but self depricating so that balances me out pretty well. I live in LA in the Los Feliz area. I have SiliasRuby's DVD Collection of over 500 movies TV Shows and VHS so I'm a DVD whore, as well as Mac. I just graduated from film school last month. I frequent Amoeba and Borders. I've been playing the harmonica for five years. I've been told that I've got a humongeous amount of energy. I dance most of the time by myself. Many of my friends are smokers, I'm not. I second hand smoke it's much cheaper and I carry a lighter around everywhere I go to help them with their addiction. If you respect me I'll try to respect you.

Things, People, Music, TV Shows, Authors I Love:
Kubrick
David Mamet
Steve Martin
a fine wine
a fine workout
a fine intelligent woman
Lost
Miami Vice
Allen Ginsburg
The Wonder Years
Augusten Burroughs
Stephen King
James Ellroy
24
Cheers
Jack Kerouac
Paul Thomas Anderson
Lynch
Calvin and Hobbes
Tarantino
Oliver Stone
Freaks and Geeks
Arrested Development
The Simpsons
Woody Allen
Led Zeppelin
Eric Clapton
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Bob Dylan
Sherlynn Fenn
Michael Bloomfield
Sarcasm
Philosophy
Hunter S. Thompson
Shakespeare
Bukowski
Surrealism
Humanism
Futurism (Yes that is a Concept)
Saturday Night Live (1975-1980, 1986-1993, 1997-Present)
The Doors
Noam Chomsky
The Rocky Horror Picture
Captain Beefheart
Robert Altman
Martin Scorsese
Godard
Truffaut
David Fincher

I know I'm going to get a lot of flak from P and all of the other smart ass's who like to make quick quips for writing that list above but...oh well, fuck it. Doesn't really matter. I'm here to discuss films, human beings, and creativity. I like putting out a positive vibe and will continue to do so no matter what.

Anyway, as 16 girls say on myspace...."That's me!  So if you like to party certainly contact me. :yabbse-grin:"
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sunrise on January 19, 2007, 08:29:07 AM
I've been told that I've got a humongeous amount of energy.

This I don't doubt. Welcome.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 19, 2007, 05:06:24 PM
Elaborate on stealing Silias' DVDs.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mikey B on January 19, 2007, 05:43:07 PM
Actually that's part bullshit. I'm actually his alterego. I'll leave it at that.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on January 19, 2007, 05:47:10 PM
Actually that's part bullshit. I'm actually his alterego. I'll leave it at that.

You guys ride the same bus.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mikey B on January 19, 2007, 06:04:04 PM
Actually that's part bullshit. I'm actually his alterego. I'll leave it at that.

You guys ride the same bus.
Used to.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on January 20, 2007, 01:29:33 AM
I know I'm going to get a lot of flak from P and all of the other smart ass's who like to make quick quips for writing that list above but...oh well, fuck it. Doesn't really matter. I'm here to discuss films, human beings, and creativity. I like putting out a positive vibe and will continue to do so no matter what.
first of all, what the fuck dude? i thought it was a really cool intro until you made this stupid comment.

if you are really silias' retarded alter ego you'll be banned simple as that, we don't allow alter egos, one fucking retard is enuff. the list was cool, it revealed a lot of what you liked and gave a complete scope of what you might be able to speak about. but this presumptuous bullshit.. do you think you know us? you obviously have something to do with silias cos you capitalize random words like him. the joke RK made is that you used to ride the shortbus with him. i guess you weren't kidding about that either.

listen, just stop calling ppl out for no reason, this isn't the way to introduce yourself. don't be so defensive, starting out like that only gives ppl reason to attack you. don't flood the board, you've been posting really worthless shit in the 2 days since you started posting. or continue and we'll see where that goes.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Kal on January 20, 2007, 01:52:33 AM
lol pubrick... u just did what he didnt want u to do :)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MagnoliaFan25 on February 27, 2007, 05:54:14 PM
I'd like to take this time to re-introduce myself and my love of the PT.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 28, 2007, 10:26:23 AM
Who?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: pzyktzle on March 30, 2007, 07:23:56 AM
hello xixax.  :salute:

i've been visiting you for about 2 years now. i tend not to participate on forums, i just lurk and absorb selfishly without giving anything back.

xixax is different, however. i think it is special.

demographics:
26 years of age. male. living in brisneyland, oz.

loves and tastes:
a wide variety of film, music and media in general. i won't go into specifics as i believe my participation on xixax will reveal that with time.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on March 30, 2007, 11:50:48 AM
welcome

(http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare5/stalker/stalker-ae.jpg)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pozer on March 30, 2007, 03:43:48 PM
demographics:
26 years of age. male. living in brisneyland, oz.
nice to meet ya.  i'm 26 as well, live by disneyland which rhymes with brisneyland and have oz in the middle of my name.  yes................ yes indeed. 
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: matt35mm on March 30, 2007, 04:02:51 PM
hello xixax.  :salute:

i've been visiting you for about 2 years now. i tend not to participate on forums, i just lurk and absorb selfishly without giving anything back.

xixax is different, however. i think it is special.

demographics:
26 years of age. male. living in brisneyland, oz.

loves and tastes:
a wide variety of film, music and media in general. i won't go into specifics as i believe my participation on xixax will reveal that with time.

Welcome, friend.  I don't have as much in common with you as Pozer does, but I look forward to these gradual revelations that you speak of.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: pzyktzle on March 31, 2007, 02:28:13 AM
nice to meet ya.  i'm 26 as well, live by disneyland which rhymes with brisneyland and have oz in the middle of my name.  yes................ yes indeed. 

as macguffin constantly quotes/quips:
"This means something. This is important."

thanks for the warm welcomes guys.

... but I look forward to these gradual revelations that you speak of.

can you tell i'm a lost fan?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 01, 2007, 12:01:44 PM
Nice Spanglish touch.  I reconfigured some things in my browser last night before bed and thought I had accidentally set it to Spanish, but when it wasn't and I checked other sites, I had found that Xixax pulled a funny on me.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: modage on April 01, 2007, 12:10:21 PM
we just thought that the Three Amigos forum wasn't getting the attention it deserved so we thought we'd change things up for awhile.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: hedwig on April 01, 2007, 04:22:58 PM
Nice Jewish touch.
jajaja what the fuck
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: grand theft sparrow on April 02, 2007, 10:05:12 AM
No more, por favor!!!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sigur Rós on April 02, 2007, 03:50:54 PM
What the fuck is up with this Spanish shit?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on April 02, 2007, 04:33:47 PM
What the fuck is up with this Spanish shit?

What the hell are you talking about?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Bram on April 03, 2007, 06:32:43 AM
Well, Hello there. I'm new.
The reason why I came here is Fjodor. Before I took his Xixax-invitation I was a member of the TenNapel forums. They weren't really fond of users who love in-their-eyes-crap like Tideland, Kids, Gus van Sant, etc, so I recieved a lot of bashing. And than I ended up here. Thanks Fjodor.

About myself: I'm 18 years old, live in Holland, I'm a student in Video and Photography (like we call it back here) and I love to watch films, which was already clear at the start of this post. Favorites are 2001, Solyaris, Mulholland Dr., Zerkalo, Idi I Smotri and so on.
So, err... hi.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sigur Rós on April 03, 2007, 06:45:57 AM
What the fuck is up with this Spanish shit?

What the hell are you talking about?

Maybe I was just really tired last night...but it looked as if everything was in Spanish...right? don't tell me I'm crazy...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on April 03, 2007, 08:45:11 AM
Well, Hello there. I'm new.
The reason why I came here is Fjodor. Before I took his Xixax-invitation I was a member of the TenNapel forums. They weren't really fond of users who love in-their-eyes-crap like Tideland, Kids, Gus van Sant, etc, so I recieved a lot of bashing. And than I ended up here. Thanks Fjodor.

About myself: I'm 18 years old, live in Holland, I'm a student in Video and Photography (like we call it back here) and I love to watch films, which was already clear at the start of this post. Favorites are 2001, Solyaris, Mulholland Dr., Zerkalo, Idi I Smotri and so on.
So, err... hi.

as the activator of your membership, welcome and hav a fjordtastic time. look around, see the sights. i recommend the kubrick forum.

Maybe I was just really tired last night...but it looked as if everything was in Spanish...right? don't tell me I'm crazy...

joo crayzeh, mang.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Bram on April 03, 2007, 10:49:41 AM
as the activator of your membership, welcome and hav a fjordtastic time. look around, see the sights. i recommend the kubrick forum.
Thanks. The Kubrick forum is a bit dead-ish, but I read some more and I like it already. The terrible addicition will come soon, doesn't it?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 03, 2007, 12:02:44 PM
Did you guys filter Spanglish into Jewish or is Spanglish Spanish for Jewish?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on April 03, 2007, 12:41:09 PM
Did you guys filter Spanglish into Jewish or is Spanglish Spanish for Jewish?

Or is Jewish Spanglish for Spanish?

How is this introducing yourself again?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 05, 2007, 12:01:02 PM
Hi, I'm Walrus.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on April 05, 2007, 01:42:41 PM
Goob goob ga joob.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on April 05, 2007, 03:49:44 PM
Hi, I'm Walrus.

Welcome to the board, Walrus.  What's your favorite director?  Anyone good?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: pzyktzle on April 05, 2007, 10:12:20 PM
Allen Smithee.

"sharply directed by Allen Smithee who has an adroit facility for scanning faces and extracting sharp background detail." - New York Times
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on April 05, 2007, 11:59:27 PM
you're not walrus.

and i don't get it.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: pzyktzle on April 06, 2007, 01:17:04 AM
you're not walrus.

no. but i felt like sharing anyways. i guess you must be the board nazi. hello there :) i'll endevour to not speak out of turn.

and i don't get it.

well, it wasn't all jokes. alan/allen/adam smithee is actually responsible for many films i love (for reasons that could be considered very wrong). but as for the quote:

Quote from: Wikipedia link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Smithee#Origin
The first known movie to use the Smithee pseudonym was Death of a Gunfighter (1969). During its filming, Richard Widmark was unhappy with director Robert Totten. He arranged to have Totten replaced by Don Siegel. When the film was finished, neither Totten nor Siegel wanted to be credited with the result. At first, it was decided that the credit should go to Al Smith, but the DGA reported there had already been a director by that name. The DGA decided the film could carry the pseudonym "Allen Smithee." The film was praised by critics, with The New York Times commenting that the film was "sharply directed by Allen Smithee who has an adroit facility for scanning faces and extracting sharp background detail."
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on April 06, 2007, 01:21:51 AM
you're not walrus.

no. but i felt like sharing anyways. i guess you must be the board nazi. hello there :) i'll endevour to not speak out of turn.


I like him.  Let's keep him.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: hedwig on April 06, 2007, 01:28:50 AM
i'm still kinda confused by the reference to alan/allen/adam/alin/allan/alen/alien smithee/smithie/smoothie/smithy/smithe/smithers.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on April 06, 2007, 02:05:22 AM
Alien Smoothie is my favorite director.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: pzyktzle on April 06, 2007, 02:11:54 AM
i'm still kinda confused by the reference to alan/allen/adam/alin/allan/alen/alien smithee/smithie/smoothie/smithy/smithe/smithers.

what confuses you?

edit: ... and there isn't a smithee appreciation thread on this site :(
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: pete on April 06, 2007, 03:18:59 AM
hey guys, did you know when they say alan smithie they really mean is a synonym for a director?  sometimes when people ask me who my favorite director is, I sometimes say "alansmithie" and then I chuckle to myself, 'cause they didn't ask me who my favorite directorS (note plural) were, but director.  Lol!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: pzyktzle on April 06, 2007, 05:02:08 AM
sometimes when people ask me who my favorite director is, I sometimes say "alansmithie" and then I chuckle to myself, 'cause they didn't ask me who my favorite directorS (note plural) were, but director.  Lol!

well, it wasn't all jokes. alan/allen/adam smithee is actually responsible for many films i love (for reasons that could be considered very wrong).

this is pretty funny. it gives me a good idea of who is who's "chum" :) good on you all for sticking up for Pubrick. he's a good lad. and i'm just an extra who enjoys using my forward-slash key.

granted, my alan smithee post was an off-the-cuff throw-away comment. not terribly witty. however, as i've said before, many of my favourite films are under this pseudonym.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on April 06, 2007, 05:23:22 AM
you're reading too much into it.

i was confused by the smithee comment and apparently wasn't the only one. it didn't make sense cos walrus was asked a joke question (he's a well-known member, so RK was asking the default question in jest, it's what we ask newbs who just say "hi" and nothing else) it was strange for you to answer it seriously and then talk about alan smithee like it was a real person.

and i would say -- with a few exceptions -- that most ppl here are chums (also chummmmmmmps), some more than others. but if a joke is begging to be made i think usually ppl go for it regardless of chumminess with the target or not, and that's what happened here. 

uh, so yeah, no conspiracy against you. (another newb trait!)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: pete on April 06, 2007, 12:19:14 PM
my favorite old guy is noam chumsky.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on April 06, 2007, 01:27:58 PM
it didn't make sense cos walrus was asked a joke question (he's a well-known member, so RK was asking the default question in jest, it's what we ask newbs who just say "hi" and nothing else) it was strange for you to answer it seriously and then talk about alan smithee like it was a real person.

It wasn't a serious answer, though.  It was a joke based on the premise that it's ironic and absurd to refer to Alan Smithee as though it was a real person.  And it was funny.

But yeah, no conspiracies.  We treat everyone like this.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on April 06, 2007, 01:49:43 PM
The joke would have been funnier in Spanish.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on April 06, 2007, 01:52:48 PM
YOU would have been funnier in Spanish!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on April 06, 2007, 01:56:03 PM
¡Ay, caramba!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: pzyktzle on April 06, 2007, 07:08:49 PM
you're reading too much into it.

i was confused by the smithee comment and apparently wasn't the only one. it didn't make sense cos walrus was asked a joke question (he's a well-known member, so RK was asking the default question in jest, it's what we ask newbs who just say "hi" and nothing else) it was strange for you to answer it seriously and then talk about alan smithee like it was a real person.

as polkablues said, i was actually making a joke answer to the joke question. my reading of your "and i don't get it" was basically along the lines of "bad joke. we expect more from your flippant quips here at xixax" (which pete did everything to confirm). i'm glad you weren't playing humour police. i enjoy reading your posts and find some of them hilarious.

uh, so yeah, no conspiracy against you. (another newb trait!)

i've been baptised.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: pzyktzle on April 07, 2007, 04:55:36 AM
actually, while we are on about not getting things ...

welcome

(http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare5/stalker/stalker-ae.jpg)

was the stalker pic just a random movie recommendation? or was it a reference to my self-confessed lurking?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on April 07, 2007, 09:08:08 AM
was the stalker pic just a random movie recommendation? or was it a reference to my self-confessed lurking?
haha. that's something you definitely could read into even further than that.

i figured if you were lurking as much as you said, you would know what i meant. eh, give it a few more weeks and it'll probably become obvious. i thought most ppl would get it. don't spoil it for him!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: pzyktzle on April 07, 2007, 11:50:43 PM
this?

Quote from: Booth
since I almost always like the stuff Cecil B. likes. (Hey, I'm a noob, but a long time lurker :-) )

ooo a stalker. im flatered
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on April 09, 2007, 01:43:35 AM
nope.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on April 09, 2007, 09:18:01 AM
No wonder this place averages 2 posts a day.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on April 09, 2007, 09:29:53 AM
do you mean the thread, forum, or site? cos that's not true for any of them.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on April 09, 2007, 02:27:55 PM
Am I allowed to answer? Or should I save this post for another forum as to not clutter this post board with posts.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on April 09, 2007, 08:30:19 PM
Am I allowed to answer? Or should I save this post for another forum as to not clutter this post board with posts.

uh. answer if you have an answer, and i guess don't if you don't. do whatever you want.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: soma on April 09, 2007, 11:53:06 PM
I miss great flirty late night conversation with a spontaneous stranger. Not that I make a habit of it, but it's my favorite part of internet dating so far. The whispery talks and discovery, with all the witty banter and then the secrets. I love sharing secrets. Don't worry, I don't want phone sex right now. I just want to have a nice chat. But, why can't I have it with a completely adorable girl? I love women in SF. I miss girls that have it all like the ones in SF. Let's get to know each other and then meet up when I go to SF to visit. I am creative, driven, and cute. Let's laugh for hours together. Send me a picture of your pretty face, or favorite shoes, or maybe your bees knees. Anything that will let me know you're the girl I want to invest loads of time seducing over the phone. Send me a picture and we can work up to phone numbers after a few emails.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Bethie on April 10, 2007, 12:31:30 AM
what the...



seriously people stop introducing yourselves.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on April 10, 2007, 01:41:41 AM
Am I allowed to answer? Or should I save this post for another forum as to not clutter this post board with posts.

I'm so glad you took a rest from contributing so much to the board so you could take the time to shit on it.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on April 10, 2007, 01:43:28 AM
I miss great flirty late night conversation with a spontaneous stranger. Not that I make a habit of it, but it's my favorite part of internet dating so far. The whispery talks and discovery, with all the witty banter and then the secrets. I love sharing secrets. Don't worry, I don't want phone sex right now. I just want to have a nice chat. But, why can't I have it with a completely adorable girl? I love women in SF. I miss girls that have it all like the ones in SF. Let's get to know each other and then meet up when I go to SF to visit. I am creative, driven, and cute. Let's laugh for hours together. Send me a picture of your pretty face, or favorite shoes, or maybe your bees knees. Anything that will let me know you're the girl I want to invest loads of time seducing over the phone. Send me a picture and we can work up to phone numbers after a few emails.

(http://www.icmtalent.com/lect/images/hansen_chris_2005_sm.jpg)"Why don't you sit the fuck down right over there"
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 10, 2007, 01:52:05 AM
This one looks like he's got some promise...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sigur Rós on April 11, 2007, 07:43:13 AM
That's cold guys, cold....
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gamblour. on April 11, 2007, 03:49:52 PM
Is 03 back?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ponceludon on April 18, 2007, 06:50:25 PM
Hello I'm new. I was just recently approved after a week and a half in purgatory. I heard about this place from the user, Xerxes, and have actually been reading threads over his shoulder for about three years now.

Some of my favorite directors are Wong Kar-Wai, David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, Mike Leigh and if I don't stop myself this list will be a whole giant paragraph. I also have a lot of guilty pleasure movies like anything with dancing in them and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, which I've seen upwards of a hundred times.

So, yeah, hi.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on April 18, 2007, 08:51:20 PM
Welcome.

I also have a lot of guilty pleasure movies like anything with dancing in them and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, which I've seen upwards of a hundred times.

You must be eagerly awaiting the June 5th release of new Spec. Ed. DVD like I am then...

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000OPOAKC.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_V23601502_AA240_.jpg)

Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks: English (DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Audio Commentary by Director Stephan Elliot
Birth of a Queen Featurette
Deleted Scenes
Tidbits from the Set
Bloopers
Fabulous Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailer
Theatrical Teaser Trailer
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ponceludon on April 19, 2007, 03:30:48 PM
Oh holy crap that is amazing. I didn't know about that! I'd often lamented the pathetic DVD that was already released. Thanks for that bit of info!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: The Sheriff on May 14, 2007, 03:16:05 AM
hey. looks like a cool place

im on facebook (depraved.inc@gmail.com)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: maya kash on July 09, 2007, 01:55:08 AM
The desert flower
blooms tonight for all to see
Breathe me in slowly

My haiku intro
pretentious as it may be
keeps me real homey

You can get to know me as I make my small contribution to your/our place?  I would not come here but for the film content and general discontent.

Who am I:  film lover/hater/maker
Why am I here: enlightenment/amusement/endearment
What will I contribute:  female perspective/prime directive/nothing objective

Will you be my soul mate?
 




Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: matt35mm on July 09, 2007, 10:52:47 AM
... Mom?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Bethie on July 10, 2007, 02:09:29 AM
What will I contribute:  female perspective

That makes, what, three of us?  Thrindle and sheshothim seem to have disappeared.


I'm actually a guy.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: maya kash on July 10, 2007, 02:20:47 AM
Stimulating contribution sweetie.

Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on July 10, 2007, 09:29:32 AM
oh snap.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: bonanzataz on July 10, 2007, 04:46:44 PM
Stimulating contribution sweetie.



currently loving the female perspective.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: pete on July 11, 2007, 04:40:08 AM
yeah, "sweetie", I don't see you telling us what you look for in an internet relationship.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: davidchili on August 29, 2007, 03:55:36 AM
hey everyone, I am just another film nuts, almost love all genres, also a visual effects fan. My favourite diretors is David Lynch. I also like music and animation. love the things you guys have been discussing around here. So here I join in

let me do it again

hey everyone, I am a film nut from China, I enjoy almost every genres. I also have interst in filmmaking, visual effect, animation and stuff. There are so many movie directors I love, I guese so far my favourite one has to be David Lynch.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 01, 2007, 11:25:33 AM
Well, if your grammar is half as good as your grammars, things should goes swimmingly in here.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: davidchili on September 02, 2007, 09:24:10 AM
Well, if your grammar is half as good as your grammars, things should goes swimmingly in here.

sorry, I must have been thinking of somthing else when I typed those words. The fact that english is not my first language also helped a little bit...
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 11, 2007, 11:56:16 AM
O Horsefeathers, twas a jest!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: idk on October 29, 2007, 05:48:55 PM
Hey guys, I've been reading your stuff for like a year now, and finally took the time to join cause i wanted to be able to ask questions, but now i forgot them all....I live in S.Carolina so i probly dont have the perspective most of you guys do from being right in the middle of all the exciting film events(i probly wont see twbb till late January 08 if they release it like they did for "Into the Wild"(and others), which didn't show for like a month after its original release)... although i did get to go on the sets of "The Patriot" and "The Notebook"(my only film experiences) 
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: tpfkabi on November 21, 2007, 10:59:08 PM
although i did get to go on the sets of "The Patriot" and "The Notebook"(my only film experiences) 

welcome aboard.
how did you get to go on the sets?

not recognizing the avatar.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: mogwai on November 22, 2007, 09:17:38 AM
although i did get to go on the sets of "The Patriot" and "The Notebook"(my only film experiences) 

how did you get to go on the sets?

by sleepwalking.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: idk on November 25, 2007, 06:10:50 PM
although i did get to go on the sets of "The Patriot" and "The Notebook"(my only film experiences) 

welcome aboard.
how did you get to go on the sets?

not recognizing the avatar.
on the Patriot my cousin was an extra and then on the Notebook the same cousin was the personal assitant for Racheal McAdams and her husband was Ryan Gosling's personal assitant... i got to see the ferris wheel scene and a couple of the scenes at the saw mill place, i think it was(where Gosling's character worked), the lumber yard place where they filmed it was right across the street from a prison out in the middle of the country, kind of scary. I got to meet Gosling who my cousin and her mate thought highly of but I think they got fed up with McAdams who seemed to be really demanding and bitchy from what they said.

the avatar is from The Virgin Suicides
"I love her"
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mr. on January 13, 2008, 07:40:07 AM
Hi Everybody!

First: I just want to introduce myself. My name is Jonas Thorbjoern, is 23 years old and I´m from Denmark (if you know where that is? It´s right on top of Germany.)
Since I was nine years old and became aware that there was someone called A Director behind all the movies I loved and watched over and over and over again, I knew that´s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. And it still is.
(If you´re interested go to my myspace and see my filmography: http://www.myspace.com/jonasthorbjoern
Back then my main influence was Steven Spielberg. He was the one that got my interested in movies in the first place. So he is still one of my heroes.
But since then, I´ve come across people like Ridley Scott, Woody Allen, Michel Gondry, James Cameron, Robert Zemeckis, Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leone, Christoffer Bo and Ole Christian Madsen (Danish directors), Michael Bay, Martin Scorsese and P.T. Anderson!
Especially P.T. Anderson!

Now: The reason I posted this in the "In The Can" section is that I´m going to New York city some time between May and June for a couple of weeks.
And I would love get to know those of you who live in the city and (if you´re in production of a short or a feature) help you out in some way. It would be a pleasure!
So let me know.

-Jonas Thorbjoern.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mr. on February 26, 2008, 01:09:08 PM
Hmm well...no replies.

What about just meeting with me somewhere then? I know this may sound weird, but I really want to get to know somebody who´s in the same position as me.
Not necessarlily an amateur-director, but also cinematographer, editor, composer, producer, whatever.
It´s all about getting a network and help each other out in the future. That´s the general idea!

I´m in new york from 13 May to 3 June. Please think about it.

The dane,
Jonas Thorbjoern.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Kal on February 26, 2008, 01:15:55 PM
Jonas, I think you lost everyone at "Michael Bay"...

Anyways, you should probably get to know people here and post more before anyone in NY will be interesting in sitting down with you at Pinkberry. So just mingle and enjoy the crazyness and geekness of Xixax and you may make some friends!

BESIDES, this is posted in the wrong section... so a lot of people wont see it.

Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: metaesthetic on August 03, 2008, 04:29:06 PM
hello, my name's mike and i live on the buckle of the bible belt. a member of this site for a while, i've spent most of my time lurking. a course of action i can finally correct now through steady internet access. a friend of ours introduced me to this site after we opened a video store.

my passions are music, fine art, lit and film. for reasons beyond my understanding, i crave that which i have never heard nor seen. sort of a devourer of film and music, i subject myself to the rest to catch the best. the works of jodorowsky and herzog give me warm fuzzies.

a little list of what i've enjoyed this summer:
in film
sukiyaki western django, the dark knight, teeth, attack the gas station, and inland empire

for music
man man - rabbit habits, girltalk - feed the animals, the dodos - visiter, the roots - rising down, and tom waits - orphans

thank you
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on August 03, 2008, 04:42:28 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on August 03, 2008, 05:19:13 PM
aye, welcome.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: squints on August 03, 2008, 07:30:05 PM
i don't trust this guy.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on August 04, 2008, 05:47:44 PM
hello, my name's mike and i live on the buckle of the bible belt.

I'm also from Oklahoma



(get out)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Bram on October 25, 2008, 04:12:34 AM
Well, Hello there. I'm new.
Well, let's make this a reintroduction. I came here a year and a half ago, but the Spanglish somehow freaked me out and I even forgot about the fact that I was already registered (sorry about that, moderators). Anyhow, my name is Bram, I'm 19 years old and I'm still a student in Video and Photography. The thing is I make more video's than still images and I hope to become this a great filmmaker in the future. I'm currently working on a documentary about the reunion of a 80's New Wave band from Holland which probably will be available on DVD next year. At least, that's what I've heard.

I love watching films. I love writing about films. I love making films. I love thinking about films. That's basically it.

So without further introduction: hi.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on October 25, 2008, 08:54:09 AM
welcome (back), bram
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: private witt on January 29, 2009, 12:38:59 AM
I'm Private Witt and I got killed at the end of 'The Thin Red Line'.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: private witt on February 06, 2009, 01:55:04 AM
I didn't know where else to ask this:  Who picks out the screen shots for the marque?  They're great.  Love seeing so many shots that aren't very complex, yet if you know the film you immediately understand why they were picked. 
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Kal on February 06, 2009, 02:05:48 AM
I didn't know where else to ask this:  Who picks out the screen shots for the marque?  They're great.  Love seeing so many shots that aren't very complex, yet if you know the film you immediately understand why they were picked. 

here http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=2294.0 (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=2294.0)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: private witt on February 06, 2009, 03:34:11 AM
Gracias, camarada.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on March 29, 2009, 02:58:52 PM
I didn't know where else to ask this:  Who picks out the screen shots for the marque?  They're great.  Love seeing so many shots that aren't very complex, yet if you know the film you immediately understand why they were picked. 

here http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=2294.0 (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=2294.0)


actually, Private Witt's talking abut banners. the marquee is the text part. there's a sticky thread (directly below this one) in idle chatter for banners. if you take a look at the guidelines and use the photoshop template, you can make as many as you'd like. i just put some new ones up.

to answer your question, though, anybody who wants to makes them and then the mods pick a selection of them out and change it up every couple of months.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: atticus jones on May 18, 2009, 04:40:17 AM
used to post up on the down lo when in sane and out of town butt now we chill wif my hotness and lie on the stand to pro tech the amatuer status of the lil biggins

dead and crated fo years in this beast and not a mention in yo mansion?  speaks to da leaks an da creaks in duh speaks of deez freaks

re intro duce like zeus on juice...p tend p nis whuz p nuts p fore i poke u
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: matt35mm on May 18, 2009, 05:26:10 AM
uze a crazee crazy sunmuddabitch

i don't know wutch ya said butt well cum back, which backwards is "back cum well butt, said ya."
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: hedwig on July 13, 2009, 12:41:58 PM
so what's this cronopio 2 (http://xixax.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=c8ca621c1a1ae8a6acf0ac233c92d85c&action=profile;u=3541) shit about?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: matt35mm on July 13, 2009, 01:31:41 PM
Aww I thought there was gonna be a new member.  I guess that was too much to hope for.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on July 15, 2009, 09:19:08 AM
It's a sequel. Everything is a sequel.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 29, 2009, 01:34:02 PM
Book was better.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: jerome on September 11, 2009, 12:12:20 PM
hiya there. i'm jerome, 22, french. i heard about xixax through cigarettes and red vines back in 2006 if i remember correctly, and have sporadically been spying on you guys ever since. i've finally decided to register because, well, i kinda like it here. plus it'll give me a chance to speak english. yup, that's about it!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on September 11, 2009, 12:33:14 PM
Welcome Jerome!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: SiliasRuby on September 11, 2009, 02:07:31 PM
Welcome to our beautiful community. Prepare for harassment and sarcasm to the nth degree...wait, Pubrick's gone. What are we going to do?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on September 11, 2009, 02:52:10 PM
No way. A well-spoken, intelligent-sounding newb who made his first post in the Introduce Yourself thread? Pubrick would have loved this guy.

Bonjour, Jerome. Welcome aboard.  :yabbse-smiley:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on September 11, 2009, 03:03:48 PM
I kind of feel bad for Jerome. I mean, he missed the xixax heyday. Now everyone's either locked up, dead or out the game.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: a.santi on September 11, 2009, 08:57:02 PM
i've been a member for 5 years....never saw this thread before.

hello, im lauri, im an art student from argentina. i was at school when i registered, i never posted much (still dont) cos living here means i get to see the films months later ...if i get to see them, so i never have much to say about that.
but i always read the posts and smile at the nonsense you say...and...its because of this board that i can keep up with whats going on...so...thanks :)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 11, 2009, 11:24:06 PM
What sort of art student?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on September 12, 2009, 12:57:01 AM
new blood must post more.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pas on September 12, 2009, 02:07:58 PM
makes me feel weird that strangers can read what we say, I thought Xixax was more like a closed-gates neighborhood.  :shock:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: a.santi on September 12, 2009, 02:37:57 PM
fine art student, im only in the second year...but i think i'll major in painting.

is that what you wanted to know? or was it what sort of art student as in good or bad student??
im a lousy student, skiping classes, missing deadlines...my drawings are decent tho  :yabbse-undecided:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on September 12, 2009, 06:33:19 PM
you're going to fit right in.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: a.santi on September 13, 2009, 06:22:07 PM
........................................






.....................phew!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on September 13, 2009, 08:45:12 PM
tell me, what are your thoughts and opinions on Boondock Saints?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 13, 2009, 08:53:11 PM
I asked because I checked out some of your photography.  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: a.santi on September 14, 2009, 07:57:33 AM
i saw the first one ages ago, was forced to see it by a friend. but im glad he did that, i enjoyed that movie a lot...its the sort of "fun violence" thats always entertaining to watch.
havent seen the new one...from the comments here..not sure i want to...but surely some day, when i get the time to get it.

I asked because I checked out some of your photography.  :yabbse-thumbup:

aw..really?
i have a crappy little camera and no knowledge in photography..i see it more as a composition exercise for the drawigns and paintings. so, thats nice, thanks.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: tpfkabi on September 14, 2009, 11:25:31 AM
Builing My City is pretty cool - reminds me of some of Stanley Donwood's stuff - which makes sense since you like Radiohead.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 14, 2009, 03:18:14 PM
i see it more as a composition exercise for the drawigns and paintings. so, thats nice, thanks.

Isn't that what photography is, anyway?  Definitely shows promise, though it makes me curious about your drawings and paintings.  In a good way.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: a.santi on September 14, 2009, 04:00:15 PM
:)
thanks for the comments.

then i'll post some of my drawings later...on the right thread. 
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Neil on September 14, 2009, 04:32:57 PM
then i'll post some of my drawings later...on the right thread. 

or else!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polanski's illegitimate baby on January 20, 2010, 07:29:22 PM
Hi, my name is Alek. I am a film-school dropout and an alcoholic. I was born out of a wedlock and should've been the one who made Tarnation. Or i could've just said that i study economics and left the rest to be assumed. :) As far as my repertoire of movie watching, i don't know what to say, i tend to like anything that doesn't make me pissed off and for the rest, i just don't give a damn. Just like a girlfriend, if you care you either love her or you will be pissed off with her, if you don't care then its not a good girlfriend. Oh i would also like to dedicate this post to walrus. :) I am going to be waiting for my 1300 introductions man!


Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on January 20, 2010, 08:13:37 PM
You'll fit right in.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pas on January 20, 2010, 10:31:01 PM
Welcome man
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 21, 2010, 02:11:37 AM
Oh i would also like to dedicate this post to walrus. :)

(http://mattklounge.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/lgst3245mexico-city-olympics-black-power-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on February 09, 2010, 01:08:37 AM
Guys, I lost my avatar and can't find it! Does anyone know any tricks on how I can recover it?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 09, 2010, 01:13:56 AM
Well, at least your post is in the right thread.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Fernando on February 09, 2010, 10:40:17 AM
ask and you shall receive.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y251/fbv/stefen7.gif)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on February 09, 2010, 12:36:26 PM
YOU. ARE. THE. BEST.  :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: IchLiebeTisch on February 26, 2010, 10:02:34 AM
I am Dylan.
Uh, yeah.
I'm Canadian. And 17 (18 in March). I enjoy movies. I assume all you do, too, otherwise why would you be here.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on February 26, 2010, 11:45:16 AM
Welcome!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pas on February 26, 2010, 11:45:59 AM
welcome on the board Dylan

the Xixaxo-Canadian community is pretty strong  :shock:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: matt35mm on February 26, 2010, 12:04:37 PM
Welcome, Dylan.  We do enjoy movies here!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 26, 2010, 01:01:53 PM
100 points for firstposting in the intro thread.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on February 26, 2010, 07:20:05 PM
hey, what's up dylan? thanks for introducing yourself. how'd you hear about the board?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: IchLiebeTisch on February 26, 2010, 08:16:10 PM
I don't even remember how I heard the board.
I've lurked for a few months, though.
Yeah.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: modage on February 26, 2010, 08:48:54 PM
Dylan has also submitted a completely filled out Xixax Awards ballot which makes him better than lots of you! 

Ballots due MONDAY!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on February 27, 2010, 03:17:25 AM
IchLiebeTisch, can I call you Dylan from now on?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: IchLiebeTisch on February 28, 2010, 03:13:55 PM
IchLiebeTisch, can I call you Dylan from now on?

Feel free.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Freelancer on February 28, 2010, 07:49:39 PM
Hello.  It's my first post but been checking the board for a few years now on and off.   
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on February 28, 2010, 08:05:26 PM
welcome. you've got three hours to vote.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: matt35mm on February 28, 2010, 08:16:02 PM
Welcome, Freelancer!  Yes, vote.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Freelancer on February 28, 2010, 11:55:00 PM
It was the first thing I did.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 01, 2010, 12:07:34 AM
Did you join in time to nominate, or just vote?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Freelancer on March 01, 2010, 12:17:09 AM
Didn't nom just voted.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pas on March 01, 2010, 10:45:22 AM
Nice avatar by the way, what is it from (probably showcasing my lack of culture here but whatever)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: tpfkabi on March 01, 2010, 02:32:14 PM
Nice avatar by the way, what is it from (probably showcasing my lack of culture here but whatever)

looks like Breathless.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Freelancer on March 01, 2010, 06:22:47 PM
Jean Seberg in Breathless.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on March 02, 2010, 12:44:14 PM
jean seberg in Breathless, who apparently also loves desk, judging from the way she's looking down. Dylan, you've got competition.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: BetaMax on March 26, 2010, 01:17:51 AM
Hello Everyone!

I'm a longtime lurker, first time poster.  I originally found the board during CMBB pre-production.  I should've joined sooner, but life intervened and well, I can't really account for all the years. 

Anyways, I look forward to joining the discussions and debates. 
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: matt35mm on March 26, 2010, 01:31:54 AM
Hello and welcome!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on March 26, 2010, 01:47:25 AM
WELCOME!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gittes on March 26, 2010, 02:16:27 AM
I signed up primarily for the Paul Thomas Anderson board, and to join the other PTA fanatics therein.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gold Trumpet on March 26, 2010, 02:20:44 AM
Who would have known that restricting the PTA forum would be our Torque Reform to improving the board by 3%. I'm enjoying not knowing some of these members.

Also, welcome Amnesiac. Advice to every newbie, don't take anything personal. Attacks on this board happen like car horns being honked.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on April 15, 2010, 11:05:29 PM
Hey, I am introducing myself under this name although I was formerly using Gistofit to describe basically what I have grasped through reading this board and many of your posts over about 7 years. I didn't want to use the name Reelist at first because its something I came up with awhile back to signify my aspirations to become a filmmaker, which I haven't done since, never worked with film for motion pictures of any sort, but it still really is my dream.
Also I used to post obnoxiously under a similar name and I was embarassed of what someone might dig up if we had an argument of some sort. But now I guess I can use the excuse that it was years ago, me trying and failing at being funny or thoughtful and probably annoying people, but I can assure you that I've learned something over the years I've been reading stuff here. Like how when things get slow it doesn't quite mean you have to start a useless thread to get people talking.
I know there are a lot of personalities here, really smart, funny people that I've come to like for expressing their opinions so well. I'm not really going to try to fill your guy's shoes at all, because you do it good enough, but I like this site a lot and have been visiting it everyday for awhile now and just wanted to establish my name here, and let you know i'm gonna keep reading, and posting some.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gold Trumpet on April 15, 2010, 11:32:51 PM
I remember you. Welcome back!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pas on April 16, 2010, 07:18:00 AM
during CMBB pre-production.

Haha we should ask newbies to "Define CMBB" and see what they come up with.

I actually had to ask Stefen a couple months ago
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Ranger Dan on April 28, 2010, 08:19:14 PM
Hello, everyone! I'm Ranger Dan and I'm really a BLM Park Ranger (Rec. Tech.). When I started at this park old management was showing copyright movies on our giant outdoor amphitheater, now I have it and we are making our own films. The first one was based on my interpretive slideshow called "Secret Places Around FishBend" Now it's a full blown documentary called "What's Around the Bend in HD". I'm also starting a feature length horror/comedy film about Bigfoot called "The Smell of Fear" I have posted trailers to both films on YouTube under GeocaverDan-FishBend Productions. I'm here to learn and apply lessons learned in the indie business, so I'm all ears! 
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sleepless on April 28, 2010, 08:50:19 PM
Just spend 5 minutes trying to figure out where I knew "Ranger Dan" from and I think I was thinking of Lieutenant Dan... Anyways, Welcome Along! Yabba Dabba Doo!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Captain of Industry on April 28, 2010, 09:02:14 PM
Hello, everyone! I'm Ranger Dan and I'm really a BLM Park Ranger (Rec. Tech.). When I started at this park old management was showing copyright movies on our giant outdoor amphitheater, now I have it and we are making our own films. The first one was based on my interpretive slideshow called "Secret Places Around FishBend" Now it's a full blown documentary called "What's Around the Bend in HD". I'm also starting a feature length horror/comedy film about Bigfoot called "The Smell of Fear" I have posted trailers to both films on YouTube under GeocaverDan-FishBend Productions. I'm here to learn and apply lessons learned in the indie business, so I'm all ears! 

A true story is that my rather insular personality initially construed a recluse's paradigmatic way through life that involved becoming a park ranger (I had romanticized it all out of proportion of course - I consider your profession a noble and important one, one which I greatly revere, but I had embarked upon it for selfish reasons and later found it requires a good deal of social management), imagining myself alone in the woods tending to the forest and becoming lost in my self-identity.  I blindly entered the university in the horticultural department.  As an aside, my prior conviction had been that of Egyptology, for similar reasons.

But those idealistic dreams fell by the wayside as fantasy collided with reality.  So I like you already for emblematising my dream lifestyle.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Ranger Dan on April 28, 2010, 09:10:38 PM
imagining myself alone in the woods tending to the forest and becoming lost in my self-identity....... But those idealistic dreams fell by the wayside as fantasy collided with reality.  So I like you already for emblematising my dream lifestyle.

Reality for sure, as if I spend time alone with nature on my job. Think of me as the cross between the customer service rep of the forest, cheerleader and law enforcement all wrapped up in one. The only thing that keeps me at one with the forest are my films of them.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Neil on April 28, 2010, 09:19:02 PM
Hello, everyone! I'm Ranger Dan and I'm really a BLM Park Ranger (Rec. Tech.). When I started at this park old management was showing copyright movies on our giant outdoor amphitheater, now I have it and we are making our own films. The first one was based on my interpretive slideshow called "Secret Places Around FishBend" Now it's a full blown documentary called "What's Around the Bend in HD". I'm also starting a feature length horror/comedy film about Bigfoot called "The Smell of Fear" I have posted trailers to both films on YouTube under GeocaverDan-FishBend Productions. I'm here to learn and apply lessons learned in the indie business, so I'm all ears! 

A true story is that my rather insular personality initially construed a recluse's paradigmatic way through life that involved becoming a park ranger (I had romanticized it all out of proportion of course - I consider your profession a noble and important one, one which I greatly revere, but I had embarked upon it for selfish reasons and later found it requires a good deal of social management), imagining myself alone in the woods tending to the forest and becoming lost in my self-identity.  I blindly entered the university in the horticultural department.  As an aside, my prior conviction had been that of Egyptology, for similar reasons.

But those idealistic dreams fell by the wayside as fantasy collided with reality.  So I like you already for emblematising my dream lifestyle.


I just hope you found your self-identity. 
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Captain of Industry on April 28, 2010, 09:28:33 PM
imagining myself alone in the woods tending to the forest and becoming lost in my self-identity....... But those idealistic dreams fell by the wayside as fantasy collided with reality.  So I like you already for emblematising my dream lifestyle.

Reality for sure, as if I spend time alone with nature on my job. Think of me as the cross between the customer service rep of the forest, cheerleader and law enforcement all wrapped up in one. The only thing that keeps me at one with the forest are my films of them.

I'll check your films out!  What's the link?


I just hope you found your self-identity.  

I mean, obviously I'm always entombed by my self-identity, I just don't have a lifestyle which provides me unlimited potential to revel in its nuances.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Neil on April 28, 2010, 10:10:21 PM
Welcome Ranger Dan!!!

Captain, I was just concerned, that's all.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Ranger Dan on April 28, 2010, 10:22:42 PM
Heres my link, I hope, to my YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/GeocaverDan (http://www.youtube.com/user/GeocaverDan) I also have an earlier slideshow version of What's Around the Bend broken up into several chapters, it was my first try at editing sinse the days of film cutters and reel to reels.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: tpfkabi on April 29, 2010, 09:59:08 AM
I'm also starting a feature length horror/comedy film about Bigfoot called "The Smell of Fear"

Have you seen MST3K riff on Boggy Creek 2?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Ranger Dan on April 29, 2010, 07:25:22 PM
I'm also starting a feature length horror/comedy film about Bigfoot called "The Smell of Fear"

Have you seen MST3K riff on Boggy Creek 2?

Yea as a matter of fact I have seen MST3K-Boggy Creek the film is the ultimate example of how NOT to make a day scene look like night, I love those nighttime shadows and the fact that the only way we know it's night is by the sound of crickets. By the way anyone with a solution on how to make a realistic day into night shot, my window of natural light/darkness is to short for effective filming, but then I would have to be on another thread :ponder:.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: KJ on April 29, 2010, 07:29:12 PM
I started writing a reply in this thread but then I realized how sad and boring I was.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Q_FM on September 29, 2010, 06:05:41 PM
Hello all. Found the site a while back through cig and red vines so i thought it was about time I came out from the shadows and contributed a bit.

Here's a link to my grad film trailer if anyone wants to check it out.
http://vimeo.com/13704260


Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on September 29, 2010, 06:42:25 PM
Welcome aboard!  3 good posts right out of the gate... I think you'll do just fine around here.  Your trailer looks great, by the way.  Well shot, great acting; I would love to see the full thing.  You're from Ireland, I'm to assume?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Q_FM on September 29, 2010, 07:07:26 PM
Thanks. Yeah from Ireland, full short isn't online yet, but as soon as it is i'll post it up here.

Hasn't gotten into many festivals in US so I'm not sure what kind of resonance it has with state-side audiences, certainly haven't gotten much feedback regarding this so it would certainly be to my advantage posting it here.

It is showing in an Irish festival called Solas Nua in Washington in December though.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on October 01, 2010, 12:25:58 AM
Odelay.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: P Heat on March 15, 2011, 11:41:23 PM
Hello everyone my name is Andrew and I'm from Miami, FL . been known about this site for a while ever since i got into PTA's work and checked out cigs and red vines. I tried to join the forum and registered about 3 times lol.

so to P.  i made this user name expecting to not work but in a week the site let me join lol
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on March 15, 2011, 11:44:32 PM
Sorry it took so long for you to get registered. The approval process is... imperfect, we'll say.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on March 16, 2011, 12:10:52 AM
Is this why we hardly ever get new members?  :yabbse-undecided:

Hi Andrew  :waving:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on March 16, 2011, 12:37:23 AM
It's tricky when 19 out every 20 new registrations are spambots.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pas on March 16, 2011, 05:52:00 AM
Ask a couple movie trivia questions in order to be accepted and the spambots die no? Like 'who directed PDL and CMBB?' ... that's a head scracher! No but for real though

welcome P2 ... I think our richest member is also from miami so try to especially get along with him and you might meet Paris Hilton sooner than you thought
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on April 02, 2011, 01:33:41 PM
perhaps to make it easier for us to know who's real, we should make a note for new users thread on one of the public forums and ask that they initially make their username some variant of, say, "fidelio" or something.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sleepless on April 03, 2011, 02:05:30 PM
perhaps to make it easier for us to know who's real, we should make a note for new users thread on one of the public forums and ask that they initially make their username some variant of, say, "fidelio" or something.

Or Stefen.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mr. Merrill Lehrl on May 09, 2011, 08:21:57 PM
sundown, you are becoming a top tier poster here. Where the fuck where you the last 6 years you've been registered?! Excellent post.

Thanks that's really nice of you to say.  For a number of years I didn't have the internet in my home.  I'd use the internet at the library or in a grocery store or coffee shop etc, and in an efficient and no-nonsense way.  Only recently did I plug back into the grid.  And since I can surf from my couch now I have time and opportunity to do things like post here, browse Netflix streaming lists, check my e-mail, my favorite sites, etc, repeat.  Unfortunately too much of my recent time has been about rediscovering the internet.  There are all these places for news and discussions and media content that are great but I hope soon I either get over it, force myself to ignore it, or find some proper balance.  For the past week or two weeks I've fired up the computer when I wake up, when I get home from being out, when I want to take a 'quick' break, etc, and that's not sustainable I don't think.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on May 09, 2011, 10:53:58 PM
Well you can cut down on the porn but don't stop posting here.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mr. Merrill Lehrl on May 10, 2011, 02:38:59 AM
If there were cyber cars I'd bumper stick just that phrase.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 10, 2011, 05:51:16 PM
Definitely continue posting, but please change your name back!

I'm asking nicely the first time.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mr. Merrill Lehrl on May 10, 2011, 06:03:25 PM
Tell you the truth I didn't feel connected to the name sundown all over anymore, which was chosen years ago and plucked from a song I can't even remember the title of anymore.  I thought that rather than drag it along with me for no useful reason I'd just change now in the early days.  I only regret that there's little to connect me with sundown because I also changed my avatar.

This seems like a fine name to me.  If you ask again in a rude fashion please include why it bothers you.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 10, 2011, 06:10:44 PM
I don't have a good reason, except that it's crushingly awkward as a message board name, even if it is a reference.

Henceforth, you will be acronymnized as MEL.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mr. Merrill Lehrl on May 10, 2011, 06:21:04 PM
It's a rather awkward name in any sense.  I admit that's what I like about it.

And yes it is a reference, to a high-level IRS employee and occultist in David Foster Wallace's The Pale King, a book I think you would like and I don't mean a general you but you Jeremy Blackman would potentially like The Pale King.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on May 10, 2011, 06:23:04 PM
sundown all over along with your avatar made you seem like a sweet kind soul. Just rolling with the wind, ya know? Vulnerable, but not corny. A man of the world. A person who has traveled. Someone you would trust to take care of their kitten, but not someone you would trust alone with their fiance, which is okay. A good person, who was intellectual and well-versed in all things placebo inducing. Someone who strangers never feel awkward passing by on a street because they can sense that you will smile at them just as they smile at you, avoiding that effed up moment where you look at someone and they look away, then they look at you, just as you look away.

This new persona just makes you look like a giant dork. Nice T1 calculator. Only thing worse than two first names is three last names.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on May 10, 2011, 06:24:46 PM
It's the sort of name that says "welcome to my rape dungeon."
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gold Trumpet on May 10, 2011, 06:27:38 PM
Regardless, welcome. I've definitely enjoyed all of your posting so far.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mr. Merrill Lehrl on May 10, 2011, 06:30:53 PM
sundown all over along with your avatar made you seem like a sweet kind soul. Just rolling with the wind, ya know? Vulnerable, but not corny. A man of the world. A person who has traveled. Someone you would trust to take care of their kitten, but not someone you would trust alone with their fiance, which is okay. A good person, who was intellectual and well-versed in all things placebo inducing. Someone who strangers never feel awkward passing by on a street because they can sense that you will smile at them just as they smile at you, avoiding that effed up moment where you look at someone and they look away, then they look at you, just as you look away.

I imagine you reading this from some notes scribbled on bar napkins; you're standing in front of friends and loved ones delivering sundown's eulogy.  It's quite touching and romantic.

It's the sort of name that says "welcome to my rape dungeon."

I imagine you saying this to me and spitting in my face before tying me to the back of your car and driving me tied to your car through a field of thorn bushes, under a sky full of crying stars.

Regardless, welcome. I've definitely enjoyed all of your posting so far.

Are you guys always this nice?  I'm getting sort of pumped up.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: JG on May 10, 2011, 07:00:37 PM
It's a rather awkward name in any sense.  I admit that's what I like about it.

And yes it is a reference, to a high-level IRS employee and occultist in David Foster Wallace's The Pale King, a book I think you would like and I don't mean a general you but you Jeremy Blackman would potentially like The Pale King.

Don't you think its an odd book to recommend to someone who may have not read IJ, or other work by dfw?

I'm ready to talk about it now.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mr. Merrill Lehrl on May 10, 2011, 07:05:21 PM
It's a rather awkward name in any sense.  I admit that's what I like about it.

And yes it is a reference, to a high-level IRS employee and occultist in David Foster Wallace's The Pale King, a book I think you would like and I don't mean a general you but you Jeremy Blackman would potentially like The Pale King.

Don't you think its an odd book to recommend to someone who may have not read IJ, or other work by dfw?

I'm ready to talk about it now.

I don't know Jeremy Blackman very well, so could be wrong, but from the posts of his I've read he strikes me as some kind of existential rationalist, or like a suffering objectivist.  Someone with head and heart.  He talks for long periods about boring government topics but also seems deeply interested in the spiritual or unknown aspects of a topic.  For these reasons I thought The Pale King would be an accetable starting point, plus it's newly released so there'd be potential for fresh conversation.

Let's talk about Pale King in the book thread!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pas on May 10, 2011, 09:57:25 PM
The new name is awful really, but if it'a good reference it's okay!
There's no xcuse for th av though!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on May 10, 2011, 10:15:50 PM
I say we still call him sundown all over and pretend he has the old av. What's he going to do? Tell on us? Booby trap the site?

He can calculate all the trajectories he wants, he's still sundown all over to me.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on May 10, 2011, 10:41:21 PM
I don't know Jeremy Blackman very well, so could be wrong, but from the posts of his I've read he strikes me as some kind of existential rationalist, or like a suffering objectivist.  Someone with head and heart.  He talks for long periods about boring government topics but also seems deeply interested in the spiritual or unknown aspects of a topic.  For these reasons I thought The Pale King would be an accetable starting point, plus it's newly released so there'd be potential for fresh conversation.

haha you got his number, now do me!

and then recommend me a book.

also stefen, yes we will call him sundown all over, just like we kept calling Neon Mercury by his original name even after he changed it to pyramid machine or whatever the hell,.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 11, 2011, 10:51:26 AM
Dang... that's pretty much me in a nutshell.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: socketlevel on May 11, 2011, 11:18:33 AM
It's the sort of name that says "welcome to my rape dungeon."

funny you say that, it conjured the ministry album "the land of rape and honey" or some Todd solondz flick. so sweet, and so disturbed.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mr. Merrill Lehrl on May 11, 2011, 01:02:23 PM
There's no xcuse for th av though!

Yeah, something about a calculator makes me think of math.  I guess the buttons.  So I switched to a movie poster that makes me think of kissing.

haha you got his number, now do me!

and then recommend me a book.

I'd really like to, but if I keep going there's a high likelihood I'll fuck it up.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: socketlevel on May 11, 2011, 02:03:58 PM
Oh don't be afraid, his bark is worse than his bite.

Don't pussy out on us now.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on May 11, 2011, 02:59:33 PM
I like the new avatar.  It makes me want to dance.  It says "Welcome to my wine cellar that I recently converted from a rape dungeon."
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mr. Merrill Lehrl on May 11, 2011, 04:18:09 PM
Oh don't be afraid, his bark is worse than his bite.

Don't pussy out on us now.

I'll take your deliberate provocation under consideration.  Do you want to see my wine cellar?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sleepless on May 11, 2011, 04:21:54 PM
I like the new avatar.  It makes me want to dance.  It says "Welcome to my wine cellar that I recently converted from a rape dungeon."

"No, Gimp, I said the '09 Beaujolais, not the '99. Excuse me, Polka, Gimp needs to be punished. Bottle opener is over there."
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: RegularKarate on May 12, 2011, 10:53:07 AM
I'm glad you changed your av and I respect your decision to not change your name back.

... but my problem now is that when I look at your name and your av together, it's a bunch of words that confuse my brain.  I know what they mean, they just don't look right and it looks like it's doing it on purpose to be mean.  It comes off as pretentious and I don't feel like you're very pretentious.

I'm just sharing an unwanted opinion.  Not telling you to change your av again.  Everyone else seems to like it.

I'd still like to offer a suggestion because this is what I think of when I read your name:
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_XCc22ntI7_E/SlUZjRskieI/AAAAAAAAC1M/OTwfykExiGs/s400/n4.jpeg)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mr. Merrill Lehrl on May 12, 2011, 01:16:30 PM
I don't know what your screencap is from, what is it from?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on May 12, 2011, 02:06:23 PM
Larry, Darryl, and Darryl! RK, you complete me.

Sundown, it's from the show Newhart.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on July 24, 2011, 08:40:46 PM
You may or may not have noticed a recently added forum that is only visible to guests, ie. lurkers who have not registered or lurkers who have registered but had not been approved due to overwhelming spambot registrations.

well here's the quote so you don't have to log out to see it:

Over the last couple months, Xixax has been positively slammed by attempted spambot registrations.  There are ways to weed through these and find out who among them is a real person and who's a bot, but it's time-consuming, and the volume of registrations that's been coming in have made it prohibitive.

If you are an actual person who would like to register, or have tried to register and never got approved, please email me: polkablues (at) gmail.com.  Make the subject line "Xixax registration", or something to that effect, and please include in the message the username under which you tried to register.  I will then go in, find your pending registration, and approve you.

Hopefully this method will allow us to still ignore the spambots while actually letting our little community get some fresh blood injected into it.  Thanks!

in light of this improvement in the registration process we can welcome the latest member with the awesome name of chere mill (http://xixax.com/index.php?action=profile;u=5431)!  and now we wait for him (and the others) to stop lurking and post already..
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: O. on September 11, 2011, 07:07:06 PM
Hi, I'm O. Well, that's the first letter of my last name. My birth name is Kevin. K.O. Knock-out.  :drool:

One day I was browsing through Cigarettes & Red Vines (which became a regular activity as soon as life started emerging on the Master/IV front) and found the Hard Eight/Sydney archives had been completed, so I begun looking around, as you must imagine. Whether or not the word Xixax had come across my eyes in the past or not, this was the first time it had actually caught my attention. 'XIXAX MESSAGE BOARD' was linked in the directory before the Hard Eight archives and I thought 'what possible relevance could this message board have?' So I checked it out. I don't remember my initial reaction, but it was definitely one of excitement and silent intrigue. What caught my particular attention was how the Director-specific forums had [seemingly] specifically picked out the directors that I found especially noteworthy. So I started lurking, and found that many of the same posters continually cropped up in more and more threads, which reminded me of other forums I had been a art of earlier in my life that had a small community closeness where everyone got to know each others mannerisms and where you felt your words weren't simply being overlooked in the high-traffic hustle and bustle forums of Google top search results. From the outside looking in, it seemed like Xixax had the perfect blend of film insight by people who liked what I liked and thought how I thought about film with the community closeness I really cherished. So I got excited and signed up. That was months ago.

I had been waiting for an admin's approval for months.  I just assumed the community had been closed off for aristocratic reasons and I was just too late to partake. Then a few more months passed, right up until recently, I lurked around, tried to see if I could sign in (no luck) until I found the post Pubrick mentioned above on my way out of the site for probably the last time in any foreseeable future. Then one of those "Ohhh...!  :oops:" moments occurred. Jumped on that e-mail as quick as a saw and thus, here I am.

What else is there to say, you know? A few of the basics, I would suppose are a good place to start. I'm 19. I think PTA is great. I like visually and psychologically striking films, and generally everything kafkaesque. I like StarCraft, and eSports too... um, and I'd like to get to know all of you of course!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on September 11, 2011, 07:15:04 PM
Welcome. I think you'll like it here. Also, you already have the best avatar on the whole site.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: O. on September 11, 2011, 07:26:15 PM
Welcome. I think you'll like it here. Also, you already have the best avatar on the whole site.

Thank you! I took especial care to make sure it was superb.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on September 11, 2011, 08:17:36 PM
WELCOME!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 11, 2011, 08:19:12 PM
Welcome indeed!

As you may already know, Xixax originated directly from the ptanderson.com message board. (When that was shut down, we created this.) Everyone behind C&RV is from our little group; in fact 2 of them are current/former Xixax admins. So your PTA fandom is definitely welcome.

which reminded me of other forums I had been a part of earlier in my life that had a small community closeness where everyone got to know each others mannerisms and where you felt your words weren't simply being overlooked in the high-traffic hustle and bustle forums of Google top search results

That could be my favorite aspect of Xixax. We don't produce a ton of posts and we don't have a ton of active users, but no one gets ignored and we're actually able to have really in-depth discussions when the occasion arises (Tree of Life is a recent example).

We also have an abundance of active admins, so you don't have to wade through the abusive/obnoxious/idiotic posts that litter most message boards. Though honestly I can't remember the last time we actually banned someone or even deleted a post... I guess we weeded out all the trolls and such near the beginning.

Sorry about the registration issues... we (well, polkablues) just recently revamped our registration process to hopefully let more people in. We were forced to essentially shut it down at one point because of the overwhelming flood of bots and spammers and such.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: O. on September 11, 2011, 08:39:04 PM
Hopefully, that would be great. I don't really know much about anti-spam or security, but I would guess maybe the visual verification software is obsolete or outdated? It looks so, anyway, as if the spammers have managed to script bots to bypass that sort of verification. If it's possible, perhaps it might be worth upgrading to reCAPTCHA (http://www.google.com/recaptcha), which seems to me like the most popular anti-spam visual verification software out there.

WELCOME!

Thank you!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on September 11, 2011, 08:58:24 PM
Word just came down that our friendly neighborhood expert has revamped our captcha system for us, so hopefully registration will become a more painless process from here on out.  At the worst point, we were experiencing a ratio somewhere in the range of 100-200 spambot registrations per actual person.

That said, I'm glad you made it through.  Welcome to the board.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: squints on September 11, 2011, 10:17:39 PM
I like StarCraft

holy fucking hell, welcome new buddy!

PM me your battlenet name and let's pwn some n00bs
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Stefen on September 11, 2011, 11:20:39 PM
Nerd alert. (http://www.shoevomit.com/images/smilies/emoticon_nerd.gif)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 72teeth on September 12, 2011, 01:47:30 AM
I like you... hell, i like you so much you can come over and eat my ice cream, welcome aboard O!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: KJ on September 12, 2011, 12:26:51 PM
Look how nice you guys are nowdays! Pretty far away from the welcome I got:

Don't forget Donald Dorko!

haha yeah but then i would've had to include the whole list. that film falls into the category of Amelie, Battle Royale and Oldboy in that it's a fanboy favourite that could IN THEORY still be included in a list for sentimental value. a better way to group dude's list is that it's filled with either gratuitous violence (a teen trademark and an extension of his Tarantino obsession) and romantic idealist films -- the last relics of puberty's hormone overload.

the few redeeming titles are exactly what would hav brought karljan to this site. it's a good sign that he senses value in PTA, Mully D, and (forgetting Eternal Sunshine for a sec) Zodiac.. altho it's tempting to break those downs into predictable behaviour. zodiac and CMBB could be seen as an extension of his lust for blood-smeared-in-a-slick-fashion, PDL as the "quirky romantic", leaving Mully D as the exception which would seem legitimate were it not for the support it has in Donnie Darko and Adaptation -- the combination of these movies (along with Eternal Sunshine) screams out an interest in unconventional narratives, and that's great, unless oldmate calls them all "trippy".

it's actually a great list in terms of reflecting his personality. i'm not trying to flame the poor newb. it just strikes me as one of the most perfect teenage-boy lists i've come across since i was one myself (almost ten years ago).

I remember it like yesterday. I was almost in tears. :(

Oh, and welcome, O. You seems pretty cool! :)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: O. on September 13, 2011, 03:13:59 AM
Look how nice you guys are nowdays! Pretty far away from the welcome I got:

Don't forget Donald Dorko!

haha yeah but then i would've had to include the whole list. that film falls into the category of Amelie, Battle Royale and Oldboy in that it's a fanboy favourite that could IN THEORY still be included in a list for sentimental value. a better way to group dude's list is that it's filled with either gratuitous violence (a teen trademark and an extension of his Tarantino obsession) and romantic idealist films -- the last relics of puberty's hormone overload.

the few redeeming titles are exactly what would hav brought karljan to this site. it's a good sign that he senses value in PTA, Mully D, and (forgetting Eternal Sunshine for a sec) Zodiac.. altho it's tempting to break those downs into predictable behaviour. zodiac and CMBB could be seen as an extension of his lust for blood-smeared-in-a-slick-fashion, PDL as the "quirky romantic", leaving Mully D as the exception which would seem legitimate were it not for the support it has in Donnie Darko and Adaptation -- the combination of these movies (along with Eternal Sunshine) screams out an interest in unconventional narratives, and that's great, unless oldmate calls them all "trippy".

it's actually a great list in terms of reflecting his personality. i'm not trying to flame the poor newb. it just strikes me as one of the most perfect teenage-boy lists i've come across since i was one myself (almost ten years ago).

I remember it like yesterday. I was almost in tears. :(

Oh, and welcome, O. You seems pretty cool! :)

that got you down? looking back at my forum history when i was younger, that would have been the nicest things ever to be considered a flame or burn. literally, there were whole threads started with the sole purpose of belitting every aspect of my personality. changed my life, no doubt! not sure if for better or for worse... needless to say, i don't check back on those forums as often as i used to.  :yabbse-angry:

thanks for welcome! i am indeed cool. 8)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: BB on October 14, 2011, 12:24:00 PM
Hello everyone. Thanks for the warm welcome. Not sure how often I'll actually be contributing, but I'll introduce myself regardless.

I'm male. Canadian. 24 years old. I've been periodically visiting the site for a little over a year now. I initially stumbled upon XIXAX looking for links to the Untitled Scientology script when that was first circulating. I believe there were already 20-or-30-some pages of discussion about it which intrigued me sufficiently to keep me coming back. I'm not much of a message board kinda guy, but this community seems to have better information and insights than the trades. Not to flatter y'all, just sayin'.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on October 14, 2011, 01:11:31 PM
Welcome! This is a really great board, I don't like message boards either, but this is the only one I come to. What I like about it is that it's semi close knit and you get to know people's personalities and tastes and whatnot. Oh and every once in awhile we get some baller status Master news (when people are right about it)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Ordet on October 19, 2011, 01:50:54 PM
welcome, i've been mesmerized by  your avatar... hypnotic sir, quite hypnotic... another kubrick haunted-pta shaken soul. indeed welcome... 
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: O. on October 19, 2011, 06:47:32 PM
thanks sir
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: chere mill on November 30, 2011, 04:29:19 PM
hello, xixax members. it's nice to see a board that appreciates the work of kubrick, malick, pta, and other auteurs. over time i have stopped by this board for pta related news, particularly this new master project. i hope to post something occasionally from my avid film watching.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on November 30, 2011, 05:35:00 PM
hello, xixax members. it's nice to see a board that appreciates the work of kubrick, malick, pta, and other auteurs. over time i have stopped by this board for pta related news, particularly this new master project. i hope to post something occasionally from my avid film watching.

Welcome! You're starting out on a good foot from username alone.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 30, 2011, 06:02:36 PM
Welcome indeed!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sleepless on December 01, 2011, 10:23:44 AM
hello, xixax members. it's nice to see a board that appreciates the work of kubrick, malick, pta, and other auteurs. over time i have stopped by this board for pta related news, particularly this new master project. i hope to post something occasionally from my avid film watching.

Welcome! You're starting out on a good foot from username alone.

Absolutely. Welcome on board. I like your avatar too.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on December 01, 2011, 05:35:34 PM
hello, xixax members. it's nice to see a board that appreciates the work of kubrick, malick, pta, and other auteurs. over time i have stopped by this board for pta related news, particularly this new master project. i hope to post something occasionally from my avid film watching.

welcome CM! i surely do hope you make it through the hazing period.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 01, 2011, 06:43:10 PM
Hazing is over. He did not survive.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Neil on December 02, 2011, 01:09:43 AM
Hazing is over. He did not survive.

Just so we're clear; we're talking about Hendrix right?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: mogwai on December 02, 2011, 02:09:06 PM
Hazing is over. He did not survive.

Just so we're clear; we're talking about Hendrix right?


Do you know what hazing means? I didn't so I looked it up. :yabbse-wink:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: O. on December 02, 2011, 03:02:58 PM
Here's a hint

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3337/3236683745_ee0c869930_o.png)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: malkovich on December 22, 2011, 11:12:47 PM
Well hello everyone. I'm malkovich, but not really, I suppose. My apologies for initially posting in the wrong thread. I figured since I frequented the Master thread the most, I should start there. My bad. Anyway, a bit about myself:

--I discovered Xixax through Cigarettes and Red Vines after I had pretty much exhausted that site and still found my thirst for information on PTA unquenched. I found myself checking back here and monitoring threads that interested me daily, sorta kinda wanting to join in but never doing it. Eventually I just got up the nerve, I guess.
-- I'm in high school (16) and I'm hoping to go into film, but apathy and my resentment of the education system here in the States (no excuse, I know) make my grades less than desirable and my family doesn't have much money, so film school probably isn't going to happen. I'm not letting that get in the way though.
--PTA is far and away my favorite director, I practically worship the man- a feeling with which I'm sure you can all relate- but Spike Jonze, Francois Truffaut and Lars Von Trier follow close behind, among a bunch of other directors that don't immediately come to mind right now.
-- I also like books and music and art and other cool things like that, with my taste closely mirroring that of most hipsters, I'm afraid. It's a struggle, but I get by.

So yeah. Hopefully I didn't make too bad a first impression with my misstep (newb status acquired, definitely) but I look forward to sharing my excitement and/or frustration for The Master and other film related things with you all.

 :yabbse-smiley:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 22, 2011, 11:46:22 PM
Welcome!

A few fun facts:

- Being John Malkovich is a great movie (apparently you know this).
- Our original board was the "official" PTA board (at ptanderson.com). When that was shut down many years ago, we created Xixax.
- Everyone behind C&RV is technically from Xixax. WE OWN THEM! OWN!!!
- You have selected 2 out of the 3 filmmakers in my personal Holy Trinity (PTA/LVT), so your membership is hereby unanimously approved, and you automatically bypass the hazing.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: DocSportello on December 23, 2011, 12:02:42 PM
Hey folks. I'm guilty of a lurk or two so big ups to the intro thread for finally getting me going! My newbest apologies.

You can call me Doc. Basically I'm a 23 year old PTA/Master junkie who, much like O and Malkovich, stumbled across Xixax through C&RV during one of my many hours spent searching for news on Paul. Apart from the aforementioned great, I enjoy Lynch, Haneke and of course Kubrick among others. Can't wait to learn and contribute. Thanks for having me!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 23, 2011, 12:10:50 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: DocSportello on December 24, 2011, 01:21:45 AM
Thanks JB
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sleepless on December 24, 2011, 05:53:48 AM
Sounds like we've got us a couple of decent newbies. Merry Christmas to us. And welcome to you guys!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reinhold on December 27, 2011, 05:47:11 PM
Hey folks. I'm guilty of a lurk or two so big ups to the intro thread for finally getting me going! My newbest apologies.

You can call me Doc. Basically I'm a 23 year old PTA/Master junkie who, much like O and Malkovich, stumbled across Xixax through C&RV during one of my many hours spent searching for news on Paul. Apart from the aforementioned great, I enjoy Lynch, Haneke and of course Kubrick among others. Can't wait to learn and contribute. Thanks for having me!

now that chere is an intro. welcome aboard, Doc
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Brando on January 10, 2012, 08:44:34 AM
Hey.  I had an account here a couple of years ago but during moving and school I kinda forgot about it.  I don't remember my name and I didn't post a lot.  Anyway, I've been visiting the board for a long time.  Look forward to getting involved in on the discussions.  
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 02, 2012, 01:14:21 PM
Hey.  I had an account here a couple of years ago but during moving and school I kinda forgot about it.  I don't remember my name and I didn't post a lot.  Anyway, I've been visiting the board for a long time.  Look forward to getting involved in on the discussions. 

I somehow missed this post. Welcome!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on February 02, 2012, 03:33:49 PM
Welcome, Brando!  Sorry that nobody noticed this post; I hope you don't take it as an omen.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Brando on February 06, 2012, 03:39:33 PM
Welcome, Brando!  Sorry that nobody noticed this post; I hope you don't take it as an omen.

Hey.  I had an account here a couple of years ago but during moving and school I kinda forgot about it.  I don't remember my name and I didn't post a lot.  Anyway, I've been visiting the board for a long time.  Look forward to getting involved in on the discussions.  

I somehow missed this post. Welcome!

Thanks.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Cloudy on February 08, 2012, 09:16:24 PM
Hello Friends, I'm a newb.

I'm 20 years old, I love clouds, just like the most of us I'm obsessed with my favorite auteurs, and also a student filmmaker.

I found this board after hording for as much information I can possibly accumulate, realizing that my thirst has still not been quenched for one of my most favorite filmmakers, PTA. Been lurking these forums relentlessly for about a year.

My list of favorite filmmakers in no specific order: P.T Anderson, Terrence Malick, Ingmar Bergman, Frederico Fellini, Martin Scorsese, Andrei Tarkovsky, David Fincher, John Cassavetes, Stanley Kubrick, Sergio Leone, Wim Wenders, Andrew Dominik, Nicolas Winding Refn, Derek Cianfrance, Lars Von Trier...and the list goes on and on just like most of us.

For me, the concept of admiring and understanding filmmakers is such a beautiful one, because we're being able to experience the world from the eyes, ears and tears from these unique visionaries. This is why I find an unlimited curiosity in picking these people's brains. I want to understand what makes them tick, and have some of that rub on me in the process.

Currently, any information on The Master is my high, I'm really looking forward to a great year for film this 2012/early 2013.

Cheers to anyone who reads this!

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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 08, 2012, 09:45:47 PM
Welcome!
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Post by: Sleepless on February 09, 2012, 09:47:51 AM
Welcome. Please start a thread to help me comprehend your love of clouds.
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 09, 2012, 11:08:00 AM
(http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y360/dustyjames7/cloud_heart.jpg)
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Post by: KJ on February 09, 2012, 11:32:22 AM
Andrew Dominik

I really love Jesse James. Is he doing anything new? (I guess I could look it up myself, but then I wouln't have anything to say)

Also, welcome!
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Post by: Fernando on February 09, 2012, 11:46:45 PM
he's doing cogan's trade with brad pitt.

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=11745.0
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Post by: KJ on February 10, 2012, 12:48:24 AM
Well, he sure looks cool.
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Post by: Cloudy on February 10, 2012, 01:03:29 PM
Thank you guys!

Welcome. Please start a thread to help me comprehend your love of clouds.

In order to prove my infatuation with clouds I decided to make a film titled Animal Clouds. The clouds represent an MMA Fighter and Priest's clouded and blind conscience/vision. (But in reality it was just an excuse to show some amazing time-lapse footage of textured clouds playing to some Wagner. Hehehehehehehe  :))

AOJJ was INDEED AN AMAZING FILM. I heard some interesting tidbits about Malick telling Dominik to speed it up though, which is ironic coming from Malick.

JEREMY. THAT CLOUD made my day. I have a good feeling it's real! (PS: I screened Melancholia for the second time last night. Oh wow. Even better the second time. I found more things humorous LOL)
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Post by: Reelist on February 10, 2012, 01:39:22 PM
In order to prove my infatuation with clouds I decided to make a film titled Animal Clouds.

Can we see it?

Have you seen 'I love you, Phillip Morris'? Some pretty cool clouds in that film:

(http://www.gratefulgrapefruit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/62-morris-1024x576.png)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on February 10, 2012, 03:38:47 PM
(http://www.fugly.com/media/IMAGES/Random/cloud_finger.jpg)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on February 10, 2012, 04:16:12 PM
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/daily-morning-awesomeness-funny-20.jpg)
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Post by: Cloudy on February 10, 2012, 04:34:17 PM
These clouds are hilarious/awesome! For some reason I may be inept because I can't figure out how to upload photos. I HAVEN'T seen Phillip Morris, I was waiting for it to hit theaters but it never happened =/. I'll definitely put it on ze queue.

I actually just gave a cut of the film to my score composer, so I'm really excited about it. I'll definitely show you guys when it's done, unconsciously paid some homage to LVT (in my prologue) and PTA.



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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 10, 2012, 11:14:37 PM
For some reason I may be inept because I can't figure out how to upload photos.

Since I accidentally just edited my unrelated reply into Polka's last post (sorry Polka), I will try to repeat what he said:

You can click on the little picture icon (http://xixax.com/Themes/default/images/bbc/img.gif) above, which will create "img" tags, or you can type them out yourself. Either way, they look like this:

Code: [Select]
[img]url[/img]
With "url" being the url of your image.

Polka also said that it's best to use an uploader like http://tinypic.com/ or one of many other similar websites.
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 10, 2012, 11:15:29 PM

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/10/10375026-spectacular-cloud-tsunami-rolls-over-florida-high-rise-condos

(http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/120210-cloud-tsunami-waves-nj-01.photoblog900.jpg)
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Post by: Cloudy on February 12, 2012, 07:17:31 PM
Mother Nature is a beautiful thing.

Thanks for the info Jeremy!

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Post by: O. on February 12, 2012, 09:36:29 PM
Where do you go to school?
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Post by: Pubrick on February 12, 2012, 10:56:06 PM
What did you have for lunch last Thursday?
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Post by: Reelist on February 12, 2012, 11:39:53 PM
ask newbs anything!
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Post by: Cloudy on February 13, 2012, 01:18:57 PM
Hehehe I'm currently on my way to transferring to Berkeley for Architecture next Fall. The vision one attains from studying architecture is SO ridiculously suited for film that it blows me away sometimes.

Last Thursday I had coffee, a Nature Valley bar, and some sushi =).

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Post by: O. on February 13, 2012, 01:49:59 PM
Christ, that's such a post-modern meal.
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Post by: jumjum on February 25, 2012, 03:28:03 PM
I am 28 years old from Sweden and have been following this thread since spring 2010 when Master was first in develop. I think I found this place because I was searching the web for the Master screenplay. I am studying filmediting and like reading screenplays and I am also a big fan of Paul Thomas Andersons and think this forum is really really great! So I registered... and now here I am!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 25, 2012, 03:46:13 PM
Welcome!

We can never have enough PTA fans.  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: wiped_out on April 26, 2012, 11:35:47 AM
Hello! I have been following this site for years but was to lazy to sign up untill one day I decided too
I used to have MUBI but i deleted that account. I am from NYC. Live in Queens. I am a huge P.T Anderson fan, Q.T fan, James Gray, Gaspar Noe,Steven Soderburgh, Martian Scorsese,Abel FerraraLucio Fulci,R.W Fassbinder, Sam Peckinaph,Jean Rollin and Brian DePalma to name a few.

I wanna get into Jess Franco and Tinto Brass but have not seen a film by either of these dudes but if I had to start I would start with Salon Kitty for Brass( although I own Caligula, but I havent finished it..) and for Franco I DVR Venus in Furs once but my sister deleted it for an episode of Modern Family....

I love spaghetti westerns and collect them, I wish that German rainbow series would become available in English. I am so bummed that its not, I will settle for English subtitles...

I love anime and manga, paticualry the anime of the 60s,70s,80s, and early 90s. I dont like the heavy CG stuff thats out there now, but if the story is good I will watch it.

I love kung fu movies and would like to discuss Shaw Brothers films and Golden Harvest, the esstenials and what not

I love film noir and would like to dicuss these films

I love  blaxpoilation films and would like to discuss these films as well, my favorites are Candy Tangerine Man, Samson, Dolemite, Truck Tunner, Black Ceasar, Hell in Harlem, and That Man Bolt. I also enjoy any Pam Grier movie.

I love any movie with Klaus Kinski, he is my favorite actor and I have read his memoir twice.
I love any movie with Franco Nero, hes the fucking man
I love any movie with Tomas Milian he is also the fucking man!
I love any movie with Jan Michael Vincent
I love any movie with Claudia Jennings
I love any movie with Soleda Miranda
I love any movie with Orenella Muti,Claudia Cardniale, and Edwich Fenech.

I am huge Bruce Lee fan.

I need to see more Jackie Chan films. Gimme a list of his greatest, I own Police Story 2 and New Police Story and Drunken Master.

I love Jet Li movies.

Huge fan of the following: Alan Ladd( Lucky Jordan, This Gun for Hire, and Shane are some of my favorites)
Steve McQueen, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Orsen Welles, Jason Robards, Humphery Bogart, Ed G. Robinson,Paul Muni, John Garfield, Robert Ryan, Aldo Lado,Spencer Tracy.

I would like recommendations for any movie starring these folks

I am getting into Giallos and would like to discuss these

I enjoy reading Greek and Roman classic literature, so I see myself enjoying the sword and sandal movies, I recently say Ulysses with Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn, and enjoyed it for what it was worth.

I have a question: Can someone link the best DVD verison of A Woman in A Lizards Skin: I am dying to purchase this but dont want to get screwed with a shit copy that I read about.

I love Czech new wave and Polish cinema.
I love Soviet cinema
I am hooked on Larissa Sheraoka( I know I spelled her name wrong, but she directed a great film called Wings, sadly she died young in a carr acident)

I love Italain cinema(neo realism- fellini,visconti,pasolini,lina wertumuller,marco ferrari,etc)
I love yakuza movies, I own the Kinji Fukawsawa boxset and would like some more recommendations
I love samaurai movies and would like some recommendations, I have the Alian Silver book on Samurai movies but its dated and probably has nothing after 1970

I am looking for the Knuckle Sandwhich script as well as the hard eight one.
If anyone has any links to any other scripts by Robert Towne,David Milch,James Toback, Roger Avary or John Milius. I would be grateful. I can trade some scripts that I have like Wolf on Wall Street and Drive Away Dykes.

I also enjoy australlian expoliation films, but I have only seen Road Games,Mad Max, Road Warrior, and Stunt Rock. So gimme some mo'!


I want recommendations for giallos,spaghetti westerns,japanese new wave,french new wave, itlaian neo realism,
samurai films,blaxpoliation, silent movies, and new german cinema

Oh by the way my name is Rudy
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 26, 2012, 12:42:49 PM
Welcome! :yabbse-thumbup:
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Post by: malkovich on April 26, 2012, 01:48:34 PM
Quote
Martian Scorsese

hehe
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on April 27, 2012, 12:01:33 AM
^ lol

Daaamn you like everything! I haven't heard of any of those blaxploitation films, and you just introduced me to like, a dozen filmmakers. Thanks!


(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgbilzDkVB1qf8yek.gif)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: wiped_out on April 29, 2012, 07:30:47 PM
y'all will come to see I am terrible with spelling and grammar
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Post by: eward on May 17, 2012, 02:46:27 PM
Hey guys.

I felt a re-introduction kind of thing might be appropriate considering it's been a number of years since my last post (though some of you ought to remember me)...I've been checking in regularly ever since, just there was a certain point when, looking back upon what seemed to me a vastly immature posting history, I concluded I wasn't contributing much of value to the site and decided to shut up for a while.

But anyhow, just wanted to say hello to everybody. What's been up with me? Well, I recently earned my bachelor's degree (english/theatre) and am now living in New Orleans. In the past few years I've written a number of plays, a few of which were produced at school, a few others given readings etc. in New York, good fun. I am currently plugging away at my latest script, making good time and feeling quite invigorated. I recently quit my job and am confident that it was the right thing to do.

This place has been a continuous source of information and inspiration for me, and I'm looking forward to contributing, however modestly, again.

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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 17, 2012, 03:37:08 PM
Welcome back!
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Post by: ono on May 17, 2012, 03:57:39 PM
Congrats on your successes as a playwright, and welcome back!
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Post by: Reelist on May 17, 2012, 04:19:46 PM
there was a certain point when, looking back upon what seemed to me a vastly immature posting history, I concluded I wasn't contributing much of value to the site and decided to shut up for a while.

haha. I'm always feelin this way. the best I can do is not get on anyone's nerves. I'll do you a favor and NOT search out those 'immature' comments of yours, if you'll grant me the same honor  :)

I recently earned my bachelor's degree (english/theatre) and am now living in New Orleans. In the past few years I've written a number of plays, a few of which were produced at school, a few others given readings etc. in New York, good fun. I am currently plugging away at my latest script, making good time and feeling quite invigorated. I recently quit my job and am confident that it was the right thing to do.

That's awesome! Please don't hesitate to post any clips of your plays or whatever. I'd like to see 'em.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sleepless on June 20, 2012, 08:54:39 AM
For some reason I thought CloudAuteur had started a thread specifically for wanking over clouds, but I guess not. Guess I'll put this here for you then: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/artist-creates-beautiful-indoor-clouds
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Post by: InTylerWeTrust on July 26, 2012, 10:40:33 AM
What up XIXAX!

I’ve been browsing around this site for a couple years now and never really feel the need to join in until recently, when you guys posted a picture that I sent to Cigsandredvines (This pic: https://twitter.com/#!/cigsandredvines/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2FyjaoVPXL)  and I felt the need to comment on it. 

Quick Info about myself:  I’m 20, I love dogs and I enjoy long walks on the beach (It’s not a cliché if it’s always true)…  I’m American, currently living in Dominican republic (work-related),  I’m a writer/Director (never use the word “aspiring”, because I don’t  aspire to anything, I AM A FUCKING WRITER/DIRECTOR ALREADY.. Now I just need get the movies made : )). I am OBSESSED with Cinema, to the point where there was a couple months I was unemployed and I spent all day watching movies, literally watching  4 -  5 or even 6 movies a day, that was all I did ALL DAY/EVERY DAY.

 My favorite Director is Paul Thomas Anderson but I also love the work of: Kubrick, Lynch, Tarantino, Scorsese (Own everything he’s ever made and have seen all his movies at least 3 times), Clouzot, Carl dreyer, Fellini  (The Master), Bertolucci, Godard, Murnau,  Wes Anderson,  Orson Welles, Hitchcock, Passolini, Antonioni, Ophuls (the master of the moving Camera), Tarkovsky, etc etc.  I could keep going on and on about names, from the silent era until the Justin Bieber movie. Seriously, if I watch a movie I like, I find out who the director is and then watch his whole filmography back to back. Doing that gets tough sometimes because some directors have too many movies in their filmography… The toughest to get through was Godard because after the 70’s his movies fucking SUCK. Anybody’s watched KING LEAR?   

My favorite Movie of all-time is actually a tie between TAXI DRIVER and BADLANDS.  MAGNOLIA comes close second and RAGING BULL takes third place. CASINO is at 4th (if you need lessons on how Style should be done, just watch Casino) and 5th is CITIZEN KANE (If you need lessons on how to tell a story as a Director)

I don’t believe in Film School. Excuse my arrogance but Film school can’t teach me anything that I don’t already know after watching a million movies. The only thing Film School can give you is a bullshit Diploma . But I don’t wanna knock anyone down, if you are at film school or plan on going, MORE POWER TO YA!

I LOVE TO SHOOT FILM. Even when it’s just 16mm, it has a texture and a look that Digital hasn’t achieved YET. Hopefully on years to come, Digital will be up to par. I do have a Canon 7D though which looks great but still NOTHING COMPARES TO FILM.

I love watching movies on Mute. Seriously if you wanna learn Film technique just watch movies with the Sound Off. You will learn tons of little tricks. Like I’ve noticed  Scorsese always shows Violence in a Wide Uncut Shot (Watch the guy get his hand hammered in Casino or the guy get his hand blown off in Taxi Driver or Ray Liotta hitting the guy with the revolver in Goodfellas. The shot being UNCUT and STATIC, gives you a sense of realism and real tension) and  PTA always has the camera go completely off focus when his characters are going a little insane (Basically causes the same effect as tilting the camera:  The effect of disorientation) .

I love films that deal with the Human condition and show human behavior straight up, no Hollywood bullshit. I like movies that challenge me to think but I don’t mind also watching Transformers 2 from time to time, you know, to remind myself that if Michael Bay can make a film then I sure as hell can. I really don’t like Westerns, for some reason they bore me to death. The Leone ones I like, some by Corbucci and some John Ford ones I can stand but aside from that, Westerns are not really my thing.

I am obsessed with music just as much as I am with Cinema, So if any of you wanna talk music, I’m up for it. I play Piano and a little bit of Guitar. I listen to everything. But my favorites are 90's Hip hop and 70's rock. I think THE ROLLING STONES are better than THE BEATLES.  Pink Floyd is the greatest band of all time and Led Zeppelin is Overrated but that's just my opinion. Also, love THE WHITE STRIPES. Jack White is a Genius.

I have a Youtube Channel Full of Paul Thomas Anderson stuff (and some Scorsese/Coen brothers stuff), check it out:   

http://www.youtube.com/user/DonRMB/videos

Any questions, feel free to ask ‘em.

P.s:  Is anyone else saving money to go Watch THE MASTER and DJANGO UNCHAINED at least 20 times each?  Or is it just me?
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Post by: Reelist on July 26, 2012, 11:19:16 AM
My favorite Movie of all-time is actually a tie between TAXI DRIVER and BADLANDS.

mine's taxi driver

I love watching movies on Mute. Seriously if you wanna learn Film technique just watch movies with the Sound Off. You will learn tons of little tricks.

TCM all day!!


Quick Info about myself:  I’m 20, I love dogs and I enjoy long walks on the beach (It’s not a cliché if it’s always true)…

This isn't a dating site dude...haha


I will subscribe to your youtube channel....... WELCOME!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 26, 2012, 11:20:05 AM
Welcome!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: InTylerWeTrust on July 26, 2012, 01:49:59 PM

I will subscribe to your youtube channel....... WELCOME!


Thanks!... In a day or two, I'll be uploading: "Mark Cousin's THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY", all 15 hours of it! It's the Best documentary about Cinema that I've ever seen. A must watch for any Film Lover.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Cloudy on July 26, 2012, 04:09:48 PM
Sleepless! That link you posted is fucking amazing. I'd love to have a house where in every room there are a few specific types/formations of clouds hanging around...wow...this is fantastic...I have a few friends that are serious cloud enthusiasts that I'm going to be sharing this with. Thanks again!

Btw, I didn't make a thread about the good 'ol clouds...I made a thread for the short film I got into NYU with titled "Animal Clouds" though. (rejected their offer and going to Berkeley for Architecture instead, realized an undergraduate degree in film won't do much for me.)

Now that I'm back on this thread, Reelist asked to see it: https://vimeo.com/42937382
http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=12204.0
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: InTylerWeTrust on July 26, 2012, 05:06:29 PM
Sleepless! That link you posted is fucking amazing. I'd love to have a house where in every room there are a few specific types/formations of clouds hanging around...wow...this is fantastic...I have a few friends that are serious cloud enthusiasts that I'm going to be sharing this with. Thanks again!

Btw, I didn't make a thread about the good 'ol clouds...I made a thread for the short film I got into NYU with titled "Animal Clouds" though. (rejected their offer and going to Berkeley for Architecture instead, realized an undergraduate degree in film won't do much for me.)

Now that I'm back on this thread, Reelist asked to see it: https://vimeo.com/42937382
http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=12204.0

Dude... Your short was Fucking amazing... I rarely watch short films that I actually enjoy but this one was truly great. So are you NOT going to NYU? I say, GO!  Be a filmmaker man, you got talent.

One question though, what Camera and what lens did you use to shoot it? Looks sharp.

P.s: Loved the Daniel-Day lewis looking dude and the Punch-drunk love style music.
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Post by: Cloudy on July 26, 2012, 05:41:51 PM
Tyler...you are a fucking generous man...I really don't get enough people (that I don't know personally)especially fellow filmmakers))especially fellow filmmakers with some QUALITY taste in film))) to watch my films, and your comments really, really are so extremely appreciated. Thank you =). I'm glad you caught my PTA homage ;), definitely ridiculously inspired.

I completely agree with you, I also can barely stand the short film format. That's why mine are always so long -____-, I love developing my characters...Sucks for festivals.
I use a Canon 60D with very cheap prime lenses: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, Canon 50mm f/1.8. The prime lenses are fucking amazing because I only have the resources to shoot with available/natural light (that's how I like it anyways).

I'm not going to NYU in part because after the reassurance of speaking with a few of their professors and students, going to Berkeley for architecture and then going to NYU for grad school afterwards will be the right choice for me. The experience you get in undergrad film is stuff I'm already doing on my own, just like you said in your first post. Only reason I want to go to grad school film is to make a feature film with some NYU resources.

I love architecture and I love Berkeley (PTA actually shot part of The Master in Berkeley), and I find it to be a great compliment to film. I'm going to be making films while I'm there, so in no way am I making a decision to bail on film-making! Hell fucking no. Just not going to undergrad film school. I'm actually currently in post-production for my current 35 min short film.

Thanks again my dude. I'd love to see some of your work. And I've already scoured your YouTube channel in the past few years for all those goodies.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 26, 2012, 05:59:37 PM
^ The parentheses in your first paragraph kind of blew my mind.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on July 26, 2012, 06:26:25 PM
^ The parentheses in your first paragraph kind of blew my mind.

Because) they didn't )make s)ense.)))))

Sleepless! That link you posted is fucking amazing. I'd love to have a house where in every room there are a few specific types/formations of clouds hanging around...wow...this is fantastic...I have a few friends that are serious cloud enthusiasts that I'm going to be sharing this with. Thanks again!

I think the artist explained that those cloud pics were just a well timed photo of a particular moment in empty rooms with the aid of a smoke machine and humidity control. Meaning they probably only looked like that for about a second and you couldn't really walk around in there with the "clouds" suspended like that.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Cloudy on July 26, 2012, 06:44:13 PM
Heh it's one of those mathematical parentheses, completely incoherent for regular writing. But I did it wrong. It has to be like this: (       )        ))         )))

Fucking fuck man...you ruined my day Pubrick. I didn't take the time to read the fine print...
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Post by: 72teeth on July 26, 2012, 07:42:44 PM

(       )        ))         )))



i just see butts
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 26, 2012, 09:37:07 PM
))<>((
FOREVER
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 72teeth on July 26, 2012, 10:00:33 PM
op! yup... thats why, thanks JB
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on July 27, 2012, 01:45:39 AM
well, while we're chatting it up with cloudy, I just want to ask him: Is this you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNYo69XiDfA
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Cloudy on July 27, 2012, 02:15:13 AM
I feel...exposed.
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Post by: polkablues on July 28, 2012, 08:35:30 PM
http://thechive.com/2012/07/27/lets-talk-about-clouds-man-clouds-43-photos/ (http://thechive.com/2012/07/27/lets-talk-about-clouds-man-clouds-43-photos/)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Drenk on August 24, 2012, 06:05:36 AM
Hey ! So, I will introduce myself after Marion Cotillard. It's weird. :)

I'll begin by saying that I'm french, so my english, sometimes (or often, it depends), is bad. And I should feel bad or something. I don't really like Marion Cotillard, maybe because she's the french tourist in Holywood ? Do you feel the same ? There's a film, and she's just here. And she's french. And her character isn't really a character, but she has words to say and stuff. She's not a bad actress, she was good in the new Jacques Audiard; she wasn't just a tourist. So, voilà, I had to say it. Not fond of Cotillard. :yabbse-smiley:


My favorite director is Paul Thomas Anderson; James Gray, Terrence Malick, Scorsese, Fincher and all, they're also fine.

Oh, and I want to see The Master. I really, really want to see The Master. :yabbse-smiley:


 :yabbse-smiley: : This smiley is pretty strange, I love it.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sleepless on August 24, 2012, 09:01:52 AM
Welcome! It's nice to have some French influence on this board!

By the way, as a Welshman I feel the same way about Catherine Zeta-Jones.
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Post by: polkablues on August 24, 2012, 11:04:07 AM
Welcome to the board! It's funny, when I was in Paris a few months ago, Marion Cotillard was on the cover of every French magazine I saw, she was on posters for at least two upcoming movies, she was in advertisements everywhere... I would probably be sick of her as well if she was that omnipresent here in the U.S.

Probably.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Drenk on August 24, 2012, 11:37:14 AM
A few month ago, she was in De Rouille et d'Os of Jacques Audiard. He made A Prophet with Tahar Rahim. I think that Audiard is the best french director, even if I didn't like De Rouille et d'Os. But Cotillard was great in this film. When you're french, it's difficult to see the character, in an american film, I just see Cotillard and it's disturbing.

Anyway, I hope it won't be the same with Jean Dujardin. :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: KLMNOP on February 25, 2013, 06:26:52 AM
Hey everyone, I don't know if anyone even reads these, but here I am. My name's Lester, and I'm an Alaskan living in the Philippines. I run a small nonprofit, trying to start a graphic design school for Filipino artists who can't afford college, and my students—rather than paying tuition—give back to the community by volunteering with feeding, elementary education and social welfare programs for street children.

I came here because Paul Thomas Anderson is my favorite filmmaker (I hold a week-long P.T. Anderson-a-thon at my house on occasion, where we watch all his movies and extra bits that I feel might add to the experience, projected on the wall of my screening room), and having seen Magnolia and Boogie Nights at least 45 times each, and his other films many times as well, I thought I might have something to contribute. And I like hearing what other people have to say about his films, and films in general.

Thanks to the people that make this board possible!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on February 25, 2013, 10:26:14 AM
Sorry, you'll have to go. You're making the rest of us look bad.

But seriously, welcome! Has The Master made its way to the Phillipines yet?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on February 25, 2013, 11:35:32 AM
wow, a newb who introduces himself with his first post. They don't make em like this anymore.


few questions:


What's your name mean? I'm just gonna call you Klonopin



How did you end up way the hell over in the Phillipines?



WELCOME!! you seem like a good dude.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: KLMNOP on February 26, 2013, 03:51:50 AM
Sorry, you'll have to go. You're making the rest of us look bad.

But seriously, welcome! Has The Master made its way to the Phillipines yet?

It hasn't yet, but I pre-ordered it on iTunes a couple months ago, and in anticipation of today's release, downloaded it off a torrent a couple weeks ago. I don't feel too guilty about it since I'd already purchased it. And really, it's the movie I'd been most excited to see for about two years, so how could I not?

few questions:

What's your name mean? I'm just gonna call you Klonopin

How did you end up way the hell over in the Phillipines?

WELCOME!! you seem like a good dude.

My name is actually the name of a design firm I'm in the process of starting over here with an illustrator friend of mine. His name is Kneil Melicano and I'm Lester Nelson, so we just mixed up our initials and came up with Kneil/Lester/Melicano/Nelson/Operations/Philippines, or KLMNOP. Our focus will be mostly print design for the film and music world, with a few other side projects that interest us.

A few years ago, I was running a design firm in Alaska and just got worn out handling more of the same types of clients, namely the tourism and fishing industries. I wanted to branch out and do something that I could put my personal stamp on, and I had become good friends with a photographer in the Philippines. We had planned on working on a documentary in the PH about people who supported their families by working in the sex industry, and through that, I grew a strong affinity for the Philippines and their culture. A couple of the people who were to be in the documentary were talented artists, and knowing that I made my living in design, they were always chatting me up about my job and design in general. It was obvious that they wanted to do what I did, but they didn't have the opportunities, so my plan was to finish the documentary and then buy them both an iMac and teach them everything I could about graphic design and try to get them some low-level jobs or internships to start out with.

We canceled the documentary early on as it became more clear to us that their neighbors had no idea what they were doing and our documentary stood a very strong chance of negatively affecting their lives. The families wanted to continue, but I don't think it would've worked. So when we canceled the doc, I decided to stay in the Philippines and work on expanding my idea of working with these two young adults into something bigger that would keep me here. Plus every couple months I get to spend a little time relaxing and drinking on a rice farm out in the middle of nowhere which is just about as relaxing and peaceful as can be. If you've seen John Sayles' 'Amigo,' the rice farm area is basically still exactly how they depict it even though that movie takes place around the turn of the century.

Thanks for the compliments and warm welcomes!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sleepless on February 26, 2013, 10:30:39 AM
I love clouds

(http://www.shft.com/thumbs/540x308/files/nimbus-4-5880.jpg)

You should partner up with this guy (http://www.shft.com/reading/indoor-clouds-by-berndnaut-smilde/) and make your next film about a cloud trying to escape a building. Something along the lines of Rubber.

(Welcome to KLMNOP too!)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: jenkins on May 16, 2013, 06:14:26 PM
earlier this year i had an accident and injured myself, won't describe these things. nothing fun. ended up in a hospital and then hospital rehab, and for some reason i posted here while this was happening. but now i don't remember why i post here. the people who want to make jokes will make jokes, that's you. but some of you i really like

i have an email address with the same name, lemme know if [anything]
trashculturemutantjunkie@yahoo.com

k. bye (blows kiss)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Lottery on May 17, 2013, 01:03:11 AM
Imagine that you post here because you simply like posting here. That should be an adequate enough reason to stay.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on May 17, 2013, 01:30:31 AM
See you next time you hurt yourself, I guess.  :yabbse-undecided:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sleepless on May 17, 2013, 10:26:29 AM
I'll miss you, trashculturemutantjunkie. Although maybe it's for the best, your unique post style probably won't be quite the same without all those pain meds coursing through your veins. Hope to see you around here again sometime though (without injury).
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 03 on May 17, 2013, 10:39:28 PM
my name is 03 and im back and you can all kiss my ass
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on May 18, 2013, 10:41:21 AM
suck my ass, 03
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 03 on May 19, 2013, 12:54:37 PM
my name is 03 and im back and i have a lot of love to give*
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Tictacbk on June 18, 2013, 01:19:06 PM
I just noticed that today marks my 10 year anniversary of registerring at XIXAX.  I may not be the biggest poster on here, but I do come here often and consider it the best damn forum on the internet.  Here's to another 10 years.  Thanks XIXAX!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pwaybloe on June 18, 2013, 08:22:23 PM
Congrats. 10.5 years for me. Xixax assisted living, here we come.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gold Trumpet on June 22, 2013, 12:55:57 AM
Congrats all, indeed. If only some of us could get dates when we first registered at the old PTA forum. That would be even more interesting. I remember signing up during months leading up to release of Magnolia.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on June 22, 2013, 01:18:18 AM
I thought the C&C board didn't come into being until after Magnolia came out. Maybe I'm remembering that wrong.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gold Trumpet on June 22, 2013, 02:04:42 AM
It could have. I live in the sticks so it didn't come to my theater until a few months after.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Gold Trumpet on June 22, 2013, 02:35:52 AM
On second memory, maybe there was talk of a forum being created leading up to the release of Magnolia. I remember polls taken and how everyone wanted that more than anything so I felt committed to the cause of signing up and checking the site daily to see if any action had been taken in that regard. Fuck, sucks my memory is already hazy about some shit.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Dobbs on July 02, 2013, 10:42:33 PM
Hello everybody! My name is Sal, an italian guy of 23 and my english sucks. A couple of days ago I decided to finally register because I love this forum. I'm no expert like many of you probably are, I just enjoy watching all kinds of movies. I found XIXAX when I was looking for some PTA interview videos months ago and I lurk (mostly at night) since then.

That's the whole story.
Peace.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on July 02, 2013, 11:32:57 PM
Welcome! We only pretend to be experts, and your English is way better than you think it is.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Kal on July 02, 2013, 11:35:22 PM
Awesome. Didn't think about it but Tictacbk's post made me look and it will be 10 years for me on July 9th.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cronopio 2 on July 07, 2013, 03:23:28 PM
hey guise.
i missed you, i can't remember when was the last time i posted here, but i guess it was before graduating from architecture.
i graduated, started working on small things and then came my very own projects. i just finished this house about two months ago.
http://www.archdaily.com/388780/casa-murray-diseno-espacial/

i'm kinda proud about that. other than that, it's business as usual in mexico. we seem to be doing well in cannes each year.


i need to catch up. i'll be around
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on July 07, 2013, 03:44:20 PM
Welcome back! That house looks awesome, can you make me one? Xixax has some talented mofos. What's your other job?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cronopio 2 on July 07, 2013, 03:52:05 PM
i only have that one job, i write for some design journals and am kind of in the process of starting a publishing house for architecture and urban planning texts. i'm starting two houses in the upcoming weeks.

i only watch like 3 movies a year now, it's ridiculous.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on July 07, 2013, 04:03:13 PM
oh I see, you meant your country is doing well. I thought you were in the film industry, too. That'd be tough to juggle!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on July 07, 2013, 04:05:54 PM
crono!

so much has changed..

i mean, can you just imagine the damage you'd do these days with this bad boy:

(http://technologyfeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/samsung-galaxy-note-2-review-01.jpg)

for those who were not here in the golden age: http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=10005.0 (alas, i no longer have the audio)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: cronopio 2 on July 07, 2013, 04:18:12 PM
Pubes, so good to hear from you...
Luckily, no incidents in the past few years. a mean encounter with some corrupt cops last year but that's history.
i see that Ghostboy is Terrence Malick's heir and pete is the voice of the new generation. they fucking grow up so fast.  :(





Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 03 on July 07, 2013, 05:36:18 PM
CARLITOS! MI CUATE!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: pete on July 08, 2013, 01:22:33 AM
I like the part where he calls me the voice of the generation
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: N on November 05, 2013, 11:42:28 PM
Hi, I'm N and my name isn't an anime reference.
I like movies, music, fast internet, cigarettes, coffee, programming, misquotes and you... what else you need to know?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on November 05, 2013, 11:45:06 PM
what is the single most profound cinematic experience of your life?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: N on November 05, 2013, 11:53:26 PM
Honestly, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
I don't think I'll get much backup on that though.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on November 06, 2013, 12:04:41 AM
Good answer. One of the stars of that movie was in something some guy here directed. I forgot.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: N on November 06, 2013, 12:18:32 AM
Casey Affleck in Ain't Them Bodies Saints I'm pretty sure.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on November 06, 2013, 12:21:45 AM
no, that's not it.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 06, 2013, 12:36:47 AM
This is not the time for trolling, Reelist!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: KJ on November 06, 2013, 06:50:55 AM
Honestly, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
I don't think I'll get much backup on that though.

Loved that film. It's pretty popular here I think.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: awaumans on December 14, 2013, 06:18:09 AM
Hey there, my name is Alex. 21 years old and not an alcoholic, i got that going for me which is nice. :-D

I'm doing a master in Film studies, which means I think I know something about movies because it's my study (or at least i think i know something about movies), i still think you'll learn about movies everyday, not only in a film class.

My favorite movies can be found here (https://rateyourmusic.com/list/xxnnddrr/my_top_25_movies/) and I hope to enjoy talking movies on this forum.

Cheers!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Sleepless on December 14, 2013, 06:40:27 AM
Welcome along.

Something for everyone here on that list. Nice to see American Beauty and Diving Bell included. Curious about your love of Rope though.

You'll fit in just fine. Where are you going to film school?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: awaumans on December 14, 2013, 06:58:29 AM
My love for Rope starts with the technical appreciation I had for the movie. I have a huge respect for Hitchcock as a director. He was always looking for innovation in his movies, and Rope is a great example of this. The long shot thing in this movie is really well done, and besides the story is okay as well. I think i'm more of a technical viewer due to my studies. Therefore Rope is in my eyes one of the best films ever made.

I'm doing my film studies in Antwerp, Belgium.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 14, 2013, 10:03:11 AM
Welcome!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on December 14, 2013, 11:01:07 AM
My favorite movies can be found here (https://rateyourmusic.com/list/xxnnddrr/my_top_25_movies/)

another Taxi Driver buff? I feel so unoriginal! Hey, have you seen The King Of Comedy? It's odd how similar those movies are…


Your av fucking creeps me out. Welcome, man!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: jenkins on December 14, 2013, 11:14:44 AM
hey awaumans

i think it's fun when people like movies and you can like whatever you want. btw, do you like shapes? not trying to brag or nothing, butttt ▲▲▲

see you around ††† (i'm mormon fyi)
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: awaumans on December 14, 2013, 11:25:53 AM
My favorite movies can be found here (https://rateyourmusic.com/list/xxnnddrr/my_top_25_movies/)

another Taxi Driver buff? I feel so unoriginal! Hey, have you seen The King Of Comedy? It's odd how similar those movies are…


Your av fucking creeps me out. Welcome, man!

No haven't seen it yet. It's on my watchlist though.
Haha, Scorsese laugh is the one of a creep indeed. But he's my favorite director, I know quite unorignal to use it as my avatar but who cares.  :)

So you're a taxi driver fan as well?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on December 14, 2013, 11:32:36 AM
The picture is truly disturbing the more I look at it. What's he smiling about? Why the hands?

Yeah, Taxi Driver is my fave. I'm sure we can talk about that somewhere else.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: awaumans on December 14, 2013, 11:52:50 AM
The picture is truly disturbing the more I look at it. What's he smiling about? Why the hands?

Haha, i'm not gonna change it though. Nice to see that there are fellow Scorsese fans on this forum.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Axolotl on December 14, 2013, 01:44:29 PM
Hi everyone, I've enjoyed lurking on this forum for the past 2-3 weeks reading old threads.
I stumbled on to this site by mistyping the url of a porn site but seeing whole sub-forums dedicated to some of my favourite directors quelled my need for a release and I've been here ever since. Look forward to talking with you guys about films and maybe supplementing my meagre knowledge of them and being jealous of you for getting to see films on the big screen that will never be released in my country.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 14, 2013, 01:55:09 PM
Welcome welcome! Lots of new members with interesting names from other countries. It must be a good sign.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Axolotl on December 14, 2013, 02:04:33 PM
Thanks, Jeremy! Is there any chance that you're Stanley from Magnolia?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: jenkins on December 14, 2013, 02:13:49 PM
hey axolotl

you have experiences with movies i don't, because you experienced them from a place where i don't live. we can play dice along the wall. looking forward to it

wikipedia told me that's the modern land of cinephilia. i like how we're all in this together. thanks for boarding
Quote
Forums and podcasts have become popular ways to stir discussion, allowing cinephiles from different countries and cultures to discuss ideas about film.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinephile

axolotl what country is yours? your land is excellent with consonants
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 14, 2013, 02:18:00 PM
Thanks, Jeremy! Is there any chance that you're Stanley from Magnolia?

I am not the real Jeremy Blackman. Although I've been asked that before.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: MacGuffin on December 14, 2013, 02:54:14 PM
I stumbled on to this site by mistyping the url of a porn site

Xixass.com?
Sexwithaxes.com?
2girls1xixax.com?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Axolotl on December 14, 2013, 03:10:22 PM
Hi Jenkins
axolotl what country is yours? your land is excellent with consonants

My name isn't really Axolotl, that's just a Cortazar story I read recently and an interesting creature( http://southerncrossreview.org/73/axolotl.html ).

I live in India, and I'm sadly not very aware of my country's cinematic landscape beyond a few classics because the mainstream is so massively full of shit that no one is willing to publish a film on DVD that isn't a generic song and dance film but some good ones do manage to slip through.

But recently I moved to Delhi for a job so hopefully I can find some kind of government-sponsored film club kind of deal somewhere.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: mogwai on December 14, 2013, 03:25:37 PM
I stumbled on to this site by mistyping the url of a porn site

Xixass.com?
Sexwithaxes.com?
2girls1xixax.com?

suckass.com

I had to do it.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 03 on December 15, 2013, 04:06:32 PM
cortazar...what! crono where u at compinche
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Axolotl on December 15, 2013, 11:17:29 PM
cortazar...what! crono where u at compinche
Cronopios and Famas? Haven't read that one yet.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 03 on December 16, 2013, 09:52:56 PM
theres a user here cronopio who's also named after cortazar. he's my favorite author.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: mogwai on December 17, 2013, 09:46:19 PM
for those who were not here in the golden age: http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=10005.0 (alas, i no longer have the audio)

Please, re-record that one! Please?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on December 18, 2013, 08:03:10 AM
cine might have a copy lying around. i will check with him. it was easily one of the top 3 funniest things that ever happened.

welcome to all the newbs! it is just a coincidence that i went on a brief hiatus and then these new ppl appeared.

just a coincidence.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: N on December 18, 2013, 10:24:32 AM
for those who were not here in the golden age: http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=10005.0 (alas, i no longer have the audio)

Please, re-record that one! Please?

i would also like this
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 18, 2013, 11:19:54 AM
I'm not sure you want that. I remember it being very frightening.

I looked for a copy but I guess I don't have one. Just search the internet for that file name, it should turn up.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: N on December 18, 2013, 12:21:52 PM
clip.wav seems to be too ambiguous for that.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: chimbo on December 20, 2013, 04:29:45 AM
Hello, another weird Asian dude (I'm sure you've had plenty on this site, dead or alive) joining. Forgive my bad English but feel free to make fun of it (I'm sure someone will), I understand it takes balls to survive Xixax.

My movie taste is all over the place and I specifically have a soft spot for weird stuff. I'm a self-proclaimed Lynch fanatic but don't really care much about what he's been up to more recently (unless he is secretly working on FWWM deleted scenes for TP Blu-ray bonus disc).

:salute:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on December 20, 2013, 07:40:30 AM
we can never have enough Asians. Welcome!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: mogwai on December 20, 2013, 09:48:13 AM
Hello, another weird Asian dude (I'm sure you've had plenty on this site, dead or alive) joining. Forgive my bad English but feel free to make fun of it (I'm sure someone will), I understand it takes balls to survive Xixax.

My movie taste is all over the place and I specifically have a soft spot for weird stuff. I'm a self-proclaimed Lynch fanatic but don't really care much about what he's been up to more recently (unless he is secretly working on FWWM deleted scenes for TP Blu-ray bonus disc).

:salute:

Your english is impeccable! :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Fernando on December 20, 2013, 10:41:23 PM
cine might have a copy lying around. i will check with him. it was easily one of the top 3 funniest things that ever happened.

I have them  :yabbse-smiley:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: N on December 20, 2013, 10:55:59 PM
If you upload them I'll send you a lovely pm in thanks, with formatting and graphics and everything.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Fernando on December 20, 2013, 11:16:11 PM
here:

clip 1
http://vocaroo.com/i/s1Qbcr3DEZPY

clip 2
http://vocaroo.com/i/s04FBGXNuog7
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: mogwai on December 21, 2013, 02:37:02 AM
here:

clip 1
http://vocaroo.com/i/s1Qbcr3DEZPY

clip 2
http://vocaroo.com/i/s04FBGXNuog7

Amazing! I also like the audio visuals of closing the taxi doors. :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on March 14, 2014, 10:45:30 AM
Fuzzy Dunlop, who the fuck are you? You think you can just waltz in here and write 5 star posts without explaining yourself? Give me your life story, now.

j/k it's just cool to have people as informed about PTA as you are. why haven't you posted before?


Oh and anyone else who wants to tell us about themselves can do so here.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on March 14, 2014, 11:38:26 AM
Hey guys,

Some of the old guard might remember me as Lester, from the early days of Xixax. And if, god have mercy, you're older than that, you might remember me as Todd Parker from the old PTA message board.

I stopped posting all those years back because I wanted to focus on my writing, felt like I didn't want to use up all my good ideas on a message board, or something. Mainly I just needed to focus my shit. Also around that time I think I started having sex? Anyway, I've been a pretty consistent lurker ever since.

After college I moved out to LA and I've been working in different capacities in film for about six years. At the moment I'm trying to find the money for my first feature as a writer/director so I can be a fuckin boss and run the game like Ghostboy.

My day job at the moment is as a Post PA so I spend most of my time in the office dicking around on my computer and getting lost in reddit-vortexes, so I figured I might as well start contributing here, to a site that has given me a lot over the years. That, and PSH maybe. That may have something to do with it, I'm not really sure to be honest.

Anyway, I'm here. Apologies for having been such a bitch ass lurker for so long.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Mel on March 14, 2014, 11:58:05 AM
Someone was talking about Steve Brule snorting cocaine few days ago, before you registered. Coincidence or I'm mixing up something?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on March 14, 2014, 12:01:23 PM
^that was reelist I think. Strange coincidence, which is why I suspected he was behind this dude's sudden appearance. Well he brought Weak2ndAct back, he can claim this one on spooky ripples in the matrix, unless he comes clean.

Some of the old guard might remember me as Lester, from the early days of Xixax. And if, god have mercy, you're older than that, you might remember me as Todd Parker from the old PTA message board.

Hey I remember you!

What struck me as odd was how comfortably you spoke the local lingo, especially dropping CMBB like it's nothing. Anyway, it's cool that you've been following closely.. I wonder how many other mouf-breathing freaks have been secretly peeping on us for years.

Also around that time I think I started having sex?

This is hilarious. It's pathetic how easily almost all of my extended absences from this site have coincided with honeymoon periods in relationships. You can trace the good times by my lack of posts, and my current regular presence with.. sigh.

It also explains why polka has posted a lot more since he got married.

Good to have you back!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on March 14, 2014, 12:30:08 PM
^that was reelist I think. Strange coincidence, which is why I suspected he was behind this dude's sudden appearance.

That was weird, I saw it in the shoutbox like, 20 minutes after I made the av. I almost changed it but figured it may have been a good, deeply strange omen. Also, I finally got to see this shoutbox everyone's been talking about.

I wonder how many other mouf-breathing freaks have been secretly peeping on us for years.

Jacki Lynn. That's who I've been having sex with. It's been...inspiring.

Thanks for the warm welcome, its good to be back!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: jenkins on March 14, 2014, 02:01:18 PM
After college I moved out to LA and I've been working in different capacities in film for about six years. At the moment I'm trying to find the money for my first feature as a writer/director so I can be a fuckin boss and run the game like Ghostboy.
lol. ghostboy is such a badass, agreed. into calling him "the lowery touch" and i super value his touch. relating to you. i also live in la, where you at?? seems like net things can transfer to irl but it's bizarrely tricky. i'm midcity, cinefamily and new bev territory. lemme know if you wanna movie it up. like any decent movie fan in la, there's not a theater i don't go to

It's pathetic how easily almost all of my extended absences from this site have coincided with honeymoon periods in relationships. You can trace the good times by my lack of posts, and my current regular presence with.. sigh.
:( some kinda toxicity between us, i don't like or agree with the toxicity, but i want to tell you now i can't not like you. i like you, can't help it, and i assure you i don't want sighs in your life. when there's spiritual thunder in the australian outback, i welcome you to the quietness of xixax. obvs my welcome isn't a necessary element, but it's there

[3rd section in which i share things]
i used to be losing the horse here btw, which changed to w/o horse after some all the real girls scene. fwiw. i'm not a pta fanatic but it was the master which brought me back around. and life things, you know, desiring more movie chat and movie friends. movies are my center, but what are they without people as well
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Frederico Fellini on March 14, 2014, 03:40:31 PM
Jenkins, dude, what the fuck are you talking about?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: ono on March 14, 2014, 04:30:44 PM
It's pathetic how easily almost all of my extended absences from this site have coincided with honeymoon periods in relationships. You can trace the good times by my lack of posts, and my current regular presence with.. sigh.
:( some kinda toxicity between us, i don't like or agree with the toxicity, but i want to tell you now i can't not like you. i like you, can't help it, and i assure you i don't want sighs in your life. when there's spiritual thunder in the australian outback, i welcome you to the quietness of xixax. obvs my welcome isn't a necessary element, but it's there
Repeat after me: "It's not about me."

Wow.

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[3rd section in which i share things]
i used to be losing the horse here btw, which changed to w/o horse after some all the real girls scene. fwiw. i'm not a pta fanatic but it was the master which brought me back around. and life things, you know, desiring more movie chat and movie friends. movies are my center, but what are they without people as well
This explains so much.  Was wondering where that horse went.  Where did he go?  He went crazy.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: jenkins on March 14, 2014, 04:56:08 PM
huh. ok. that one was about the importance of human connections and the humanness possible even through the internet, well. well. when i'm wrong i'm wrong
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on March 14, 2014, 05:48:53 PM
Hey Jenkins you're alright.

Group hug everyone.

Not you, Freddie.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: polkablues on March 14, 2014, 05:54:27 PM
Not you, Freddie.

Words to live by.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on March 14, 2014, 05:57:56 PM
Welp, looks like my work here is done.

See you all again in 2023!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Frederico Fellini on March 14, 2014, 06:16:59 PM
LOL.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Pubrick on March 14, 2014, 09:10:36 PM
Any newb who stumbles upon our site:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQTw4at5W94
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: SailorOfTheSeas on May 08, 2014, 09:04:53 AM
Hey, new here. Big PTA fan. Other favourites include Park Chan Wook, Kubrick. Incredibly pumped for IV, as I'm sure many of u are. Lookin forward to posting here and talking to people who know their shit.   
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: 03 on May 08, 2014, 05:11:25 PM
you came to the right place homie! welcome!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: SailorOfTheSeas on May 09, 2014, 01:54:44 AM
nice, thanks
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Kal on July 01, 2014, 01:45:28 AM
I went to my profile for the first time in forever, and realized next week is my 11th anniversary since I joined the site.

I honestly can't think of any other site that I continue to visit on a regular basis for 11 straight years. And fuck, lots of you who have been here the same or longer, and many boys who became men in the past 11 years.

Good stuff. I'm glad I found Xixax back then and that it continues to be one of the most interesting places to read about and discuss films, television and more.

 :bravo:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: convalescent_k on September 28, 2014, 03:03:06 AM
Hi I'm Zach.  I thought I should introduce myself and say hello.  Hello.  I like (love) film.  PTA is my favorite filmmaker.  I also like browsing message boards all day long checking for nonexistent updates (*Inherent Vice*) and discussing opinions and other things.  This seems like a pretty cool community of smart people that like things I like.  Looking forward to it!

 :yabbse-smiley:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on September 28, 2014, 08:38:01 AM
Your name is the sound I made when the guy piercing my tongue asked "wheres the best place to talk about PTA on the web?"


Welcome, dude. You seem cool. From Hong Kong or somethin?
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: convalescent_k on September 28, 2014, 03:23:40 PM
Thanks! And yes, I lived there for two years when I was younger (I'm 17 now, probably pretty young compared to most people on this board).  One of my favorite places, hoping to visit later this year.  See old friends and things.  Such a cool city.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 28, 2014, 04:49:14 PM
Welcome! :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: N on September 29, 2014, 01:55:20 AM
Hi there, I'm not so active at the moment but hi. I think before now I was the youngest member here. You should stick around.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: putneyswipe on November 20, 2014, 07:58:52 PM
Figured I should do this. I've been lurking here for awhile, just occurred to me that I should get around to posting... idk how I found this place, probably on some offhand search for some obscure pta interview/article or whatever

Ive been following updates on IV pretty intensely for the past few years like all of you, obv looking forward too discussing it here
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 20, 2014, 08:51:07 PM
Welcome! :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Shughes on October 26, 2016, 09:51:22 AM
I've been lurking here for a while and I guess it's rude not to introduce myself now that I'm just coming out of the shadows. I found this place a long time ago when tumbling down a PTA rabbit hole (back then the filmmaking forum was still called 'in the can' I think) then somehow I lost it for years - probably because I forgot the name but knew there were lots of X's in it and that I couldn't pronounce it. I'm happy to say I've found this place again and look forward to mixing with like-minded folks who know their shit.

I'm a writer/director based in Scotland - so far I've made short films, but I have written/am writing feature scripts.

I'm a huge fan of PTA. There Will Be Blood and The Master are permanent staples in my otherwise ever-changing top 10.

This seems like a great community and I'm happy to be involved. Thanks.

 
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 26, 2016, 10:13:27 AM
Welcome! It's good to have you here!

Feel free to share (http://xixax.com/index.php?board=37.0) your short films, by the way.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Shughes on October 26, 2016, 11:41:43 AM
Thanks. And I will! It will be great to get any feedback from folks around here soon.
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Reelist on October 26, 2016, 11:50:14 AM
Welcome! We have another member here from Scotland, Garam. A few others I think, too... would love to give your shorts a look see!
Title: Re: To Newbs, introduce yourself.
Post by: Shughes on October 28, 2016, 11:08:37 AM
Great, thanks.

I'm in the process of getting some of my work up online after holding onto it for festivals etc for what seems like forever. I've got a couple of smaller bits and pieces I can put up sooner and will do that once I'm through with the day job tonight.

Good to know there's someone else here from Scotland too. Seems to be a good spread of people.