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Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Mena, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Mena

    Mena Private E-1 (2) Member

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    Hello everybody! My name is Mena.

    I am a lover of books, music and some sports. The genre of crime and fantasy are where my interests lie for books. As for music, I like listening to some pop, some classical and especially house music. In my free time, I prefer to play a game of badminton, go for a swim at the leisure centre or jog in the woods close to my home. Though with my limited free time during exam period, it will be a while before I can finally relax!

    That's almost everything about me in a nutshell. I hope to know most, if not all of you during my time here! Also, I am relatively new to SSL2 (Sorry! Can't afford SSL Steam :( ) so maybe I can learn a trick a two, if anybody is willing to teach beginners :)
     
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    Black Widow Forum Staff Member Administrator

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    Welcome to our forum @Mena! Glad to have you here, enjoy your stay here, feel free to share ideas, opinions etc! :)

    I also have a copy of the Steam version if you'd be interested in it. Just let me know. :)
     
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    Taylor General (24) Former Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum Mena.
    You seem like a very cool person from your detailed about me above.
    Very nice to have you here an I would also buy you s copy of SSL if you wanted. :)
     
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    Mena Private E-1 (2) Member

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    First off, I am already really liking this community so far. I have only chatted with a few of you so far, but you guys amaze me! I greatly appreciate your offer, Google!
     
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    Taylor General (24) Former Moderator

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    Aww just people being nice. It's nice you view the community that way although it isn't always like that of been around. Just gotta hang around right people and your golden.
     
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    MeowrPower Sergeant Major of the Army (14) Member

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    Welcome :3

    I must ask, have you read the Malcolm Rose 'traces' seires? :eek:
     
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    Mena Private E-1 (2) Member

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    I must say I have! Though it was a while ago, I do remember it's plot :)
    And thank you so much! You really make me feel at ease in this community and I cannot express my gratitude enough
     
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    MeowrPower Sergeant Major of the Army (14) Member

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    I only have the first 4 books, but I finally joined local library so I may find the rest meow :eek:

    Any literary recommendations? I like the same sort of books but I lean a lot more heavily towards fantasy :3

    And this is a place peoples should feel at ease :')
     
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    Mena Private E-1 (2) Member

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    Well, I don't believe I have come across many books that are of the genre fantasy and crime together. I shall simply post a list of some books that I have read and enjoyed over the years, since our tastes seem to have something in common.

    Maze Runner Series - The film is average but the books never fail to impress me. It is a real page-turner and really catches hold of my attention as I lose track of time reading through the books. Though I am not finished the series yet, I highly recommend you take a look at it

    Angels & Demons/The Lost Symbol/The Da Vinci Code - Three books by Dan Brown, three times I find myself loving his books. While his books are a blend of history, crime and fiction, they certainly have left their impressions on me. You will probably have heard of Dan Brown or read some of his books, but definitely check them out if you haven't

    Gone Series - This is catered more towards young adults like the Maze Runner series. It is of the fantasy genre and certainly has a unique and interesting plot to it. I'll be honest here, the first and second books were breathtakers. It became kinda "meh" towards the end of the series. A great series nonetheless if you are interested in mutated kids who are trapped in a dome and forced to survive against dark forces.
     
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    MeowrPower Sergeant Major of the Army (14) Member

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    That is true ;-;

    I loved the maze runner film :3

    I have read the da vinci code and seen the movie and i have seen the angels & demons movie.

    I haven't heard of the gone series though, may look it up ^_^
     
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    Mena Private E-1 (2) Member

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    It appears as though I am correct! Our tastes do appear similar. I am sure you will love the Gone Series by Michael Grant
     
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    MeowrPower Sergeant Major of the Army (14) Member

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    Indeed they do ^.^ I shall start them if I can find them when I finish reading Alice in wonderland :3
     
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    Mena Private E-1 (2) Member

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    I admire you :)
    I took a break from reading because of exams and once you stop, you have to start over again :/ At least for me
     
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    MeowrPower Sergeant Major of the Army (14) Member

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    Us cats are admirable creatures :'3

    But I never studied a day in my educational life and I'm in 3rd year of college/uni so I just read, play games and music ^.^
     
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    Mena Private E-1 (2) Member

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    Wow. Wish I could get away with that. Though knowing me, I could never set foot into the exam hall without knowing the required material to a decent level of understanding
     
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    MeowrPower Sergeant Major of the Army (14) Member

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    I think I have the intellectual equivalent to muscle memory xD there are exams I have gone to with no clue of what to even expect but then as soon as I see the questions everything just floods back, then straight after the exam I struggle to even remember any of the questions xD
     
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    Mena Private E-1 (2) Member

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    I think the same could be said about me...partially at least. I practise questions repeatedly until it becomes second nature. Once I finish the exam, I put everything behind me and focus on the next one. It saves a lot of time and worry :)
     
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    MeowrPower Sergeant Major of the Army (14) Member

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    Twice I did exams not knowing what one I'm going to and once I did one on no sleep cause I was watching naruto :3

    But exams are a load of poop xD
     
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    Mena Private E-1 (2) Member

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    Yes, I understand. Though they are arguably the shortest and safest way into the world of work, they are not for everybody. I don't think I have any other talent that would guarantee me a good job in the future. Education will be my way forward
     
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    MeowrPower Sergeant Major of the Army (14) Member

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    Well I wish you luck on your life path ^.^
     
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    I hate - hate, not dislike - books and I suck at English literature. Information is too cluttered due to the immense amount of descriptions/literacy devices used and often lacks emphasis in scenes that need a lot of emphasis because words aren't visual. The stories are almost always bland and boring too.

    THIS IS JUST MY OPINION PLEASE DON'T HURT ME

    Also welcome.
     
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    welcome to da foruns
     
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