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Posted on: Dec 27 2013, 10:17 AM


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Most wonderful Santa, thank you for my pressies.

Apologies for the delay in confirming, I had to collect from the post office and then wanted to take a photo, but haven't been able to get to it.

Noise maker and mischief making catapult equals one mischievous holiday ahead. Photo to follow.

Can't fathom your identity either you secretive monkey you.

Thank you smile.gif
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Posted on: Dec 17 2013, 12:52 PM


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Thanks for the note Santa - I'll be sure to be patient - you should go easy on those elves, maybe having to decapitate their brethren for Cand's gifts have left them shakey and in need of a stiff drink wink.gif
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Posted on: Nov 16 2013, 11:12 PM


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Happy to supply florescent door-kicking-in epic fanfare wink.gif No-one bites, except for Cath & FaerieRyn but it's more of a gumming these days smile.gif
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Posted on: Nov 15 2013, 01:55 PM


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Howdy hi!
I've all but abandoned the forums and always feel slightly empty for having done so on reflection sad.gif but many are still floating about in this wonderously modern age of social media interaction - hop onto Facebook, I think that's the most active at the mo - Matazone & Trouble Down Pit - there's about a hundred or so bods signed on
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Posted on: Nov 15 2013, 01:23 PM


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Name: Matt / Smiler
Previous Victim(s): Dear Elves, spotted history, could you fill in the gaps, don't think we did it last year/ year before... or maybe year before - being rubbish sorry

Likes/Dislikes:
Likes: Smiling and laughing is kinda high up on the list wink.gif Childish and futile stuff that makes you smile/giggle basically. Now that I have a two year old I'm finding that the things that amuse her in life are strikingly similar to those that my own.
Boring list - Sci-fi/ fantasy in most forms, comics, LARP, steampunk, D&D, Tats, books, radio, music, comedy.
Dislikes: There's little in life I truly dislike - apart from salad, that stuff's evil, it'll rot your brain. Oh, and skulls/skeletons. Not my own you understand, that's kinda useful, but 'bone art', I'm just no really into it.
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Posted on: Feb 10 2011, 07:36 PM


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Cool, howdy back, I've been absent for ages too - and trying to be more ... here-ish ... shll follow your mighty lead wink.gif
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Posted on: Feb 10 2011, 07:28 PM


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Pixies are allowed in so long as they do'nt cause too much trouble wink.gif
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Posted on: Dec 26 2009, 10:25 PM


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Hope everybody had a good one. Muchos lovos to you all; SMILE ;o)
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Posted on: Dec 22 2009, 11:26 AM


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So, in a potential precurser to an inevitable Rate your Decade thread how about you try rating your year?

I thought this would be easier than the decade seeing as a whole hell of a lot has changed for me in ten years and my memory's aweful so a shorter time span is probably better.

Just give a figure from 1-5 (1=poo, 5=big smileys) on your year overall, perhaps giving a little summary if ya feel like it.

To begin:

Smiler's Year: 4 overall biggrin.gif

It'd been shaping out to have been a really crap one this year what with me being made redundant and not having solid work for 7/8 months but overall the positives have outweighed the negative. I got news late last week that one of my interviews hit the right buttons and I'll be starting my new job on the 4th January, so that's nice for Christmas; and of course the lovely FaerieRyn and I got married which was awesome!!!!! wink.gif

Bit of an up and down one due to the no job finances but overall I think a 4 is good for the optimism aspect into 2010.

Also, How I Met Your Mother has been an odd and uniting highlight wink.gif

What about you?
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Posted on: Dec 21 2009, 11:36 AM


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QUOTE (gothictheysay @ Dec 9 2009, 03:43 AM) *
Our tree is semi-Jewish since there's a HAPPY HANNUKAH banner on it. We also tied twine to dreidels and hung them as ornaments. It looks awesome.


Love the hybridisation although never have been quite sure how pine trees and santa fit in with bubba J anyway wink.gif

Anyway... we put ours up yesterday and I know that by the time I'm home at least two of the lower lying baubles will be cat toys strewn about the floor dry.gif We bought a load of random baubles a few years ago that we add to every now and again - very funky.
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Posted on: Dec 21 2009, 11:26 AM


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Very annoyed that I missed yesterday but Ashbless should be able to corroborate (if she wasn't still half asleep) that I played some awesome tunes in a Matazonian spirit just for you guys:
Barenaked Ladies - The Elfs Lament (all about an elfs struggle for equal rights) & Weird Al Yankovic - The Night Santa Went Crazy (I like to think of this as the response to the first).
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Posted on: Dec 17 2009, 08:19 PM


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grr arg radio show on Sunday so can't come along - first after a fortnight off so can't swan off ohmy.gif(
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Posted on: Jun 26 2009, 05:44 PM


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T'is a fun argument and I'm not going to chip in too much cos I'm firmly a meat eater and think that eating ethically bred meat is fine provided it's not over bred nor wasted. However, i'm also not in a financial position to be too picky and must admit that haven't to this point dug too far into checking sources, which is perhaps wrong.

That being said I sat down today to watch the new That Mitchell and Webb Look on BBC 2 and found the best veg vs. Meat clip! It's the first sketch after the credits and can (for a limited time presumably) be found on the iplayer here. It's the first episode of Season 3's third episode but seeing as no-ones clipped it and stuck it on somewhere else I can link it to the iplyer link will have to do for the mo.
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Posted on: Jun 17 2009, 05:54 PM


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Ack not sure on the 4th unless we can get out of another engagement, will keep you posted.
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Posted on: Jun 17 2009, 05:50 PM


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Stupid 'posts since your last visit' list, made me loose!
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Posted on: Jun 17 2009, 05:49 PM


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Love the threats, you can also start thelies erm facts aspect to calm them "No no, when the ice cream truck plays music it means there's nothing left and it's calling out to it's mates who wont be there for a day or two".

Well done Frogster good to see jobs are available at the mo. One month down and I'm still beedy eyeing the vacancies. Sounds like great fun, hope you're enjoying it. Top notch!
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Posted on: Jun 17 2009, 05:42 PM


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Has hilarious annecdotes about crappy places wink.gif
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Posted on: May 22 2009, 10:58 AM


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Also, today, I 'ave been mostly listenin' to Julia Nunes. I found here today and feel woefully behind the times, plays the Ukelele and guitar and sounds great. Very witty on her youtube entries and quite talented, check her out http://www.junumusic.com or http://www.youtube.com/jaaaaaaa
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Posted on: May 22 2009, 10:42 AM


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There are at least some Wiki pages that are blocked by the organisers, I think my fave though was when the Borat movie came out loads of people altered the Kazachstan page to read that he was their President/Prime Minister- it was quickly rectified but damn funny while it lasted (not the film btw wink.gif)
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Posted on: May 22 2009, 09:27 AM


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"Cthulu wants you...

for a sandwich"
- Best 'religious' bumper sticker I've seen for ages.

Anyway, on the sex vs. marriage first argument I've never really seen why the two should be mutually exclusive. I was bought up as a Catholic (Irishly so) and sex after marriage was never really mentioned. Equally, in my family and teachings at Catholic schools I was always taught to "be careful, and use protection" if your going to do it at all as opposed to get "that rythm right, but leave it for the wedding night", this left me feeling far better about myself- it's my choice, it may be unwise in hindsight but then so's most of life's choices, and so long as you've made the right choice and been safe with it then notch it up to experience and move on.

Having lived with FaerieRyn for the last two and a half years, been together for four years, and getting married a week today it'll probably shock no one that we've bumbed uglies many a time pre-next Friday. I don't think we would be half as close as we are had we not been intimate as it's a very natural expression of our love for eachother (damn that sounds trite). It's also great fun being so close with someone.

In more recent times questioning ones belief systems and the set 'rules' of local culture is the norm and if you investigate something to a result opposed to the prevailent thinking due to a reasoned rational all power to you. I believe that the abstainance line can mean that you miss out on so much but is essentially your personal choice so long as it's made for the right reason and your not so stubborn to limit yourself if 'the right opportunity' arises. I also just wonder what makes a wedding night so much more 'special' than any other night, considering it's a bloody stressful and tiring day.
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Posted on: May 22 2009, 08:30 AM


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Bum bags / fanny packs! Eveyr American abroad wears them wink.gif

I've long held that you can, to a point. You can see a lot of ancestry in certain people, although as a melting pot America makes it more difficult to finger someone as an American.
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Posted on: May 22 2009, 08:25 AM


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Hmmm, initial thoughts tended towards 'harsh but true' and although there was perhaps a touch too much tounge in the cheek I don't think it was that far off the mark. I think that Cand best summed up some of the attitudude towards America as frustration. The overbearingness of the entity that is 'America', the one that people see on TV, mags, films the news etc, is, in my opinion, 'just not British' and the same can be said by many other countries.

The nationality argument is an odd thing though. I'm confusingly proud to be British, by which I mean there's a staunch part of me that's proud to be a Brit (when I was confirmed I chose George as my Saint's name) but there's also an element that holds contempt for the thought of being so, or shame at what I see Britian as being in the eyes of others. It's is a British thing. It's something that the stereotype of America doen't seem to hold, doubt in itself. But the pride in the flag and nationalism of America isn't just an American thing, I noticed a similar feeling when I lived in Denmark. Everywhere you go official buildings, homes, cars and individuals bear the Danish flag in a similar way attributed to America yet no one mentions it as a problem. Perhaps it's due to scale but in the case of Denmark I think it's also due to their feeling of Hygge which is difficult word/concept to translate but basically it's a fundamental notion of Danish lifestyle roughly equating to "cozyness" / "pride in successful informity" tempered with great humility.

As most people on the boards would probably agree the vast majority are probably fine people let down by a bad stereotype and minority of individuals, which is a shame, but dem's the crosses we bear...
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Posted on: May 22 2009, 07:20 AM


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Last couple of months have been all about the King Blues for me, plus a load of local / unsigned acts from my neck of the woods as I've been helping out on an unsigned showcase...really good stuff!
Outside that I've fallen in love with the Spiderman Theme as sung bu Michael Buble!!! Cheesy as hell but the big band sound is awesome with the theme, it works and wo'nt leave my head. Neither will Fairytale by Alexander Rybak, the Norwegian Eurovision song... it...just ... wont... leave!
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Posted on: May 11 2009, 08:08 AM


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Thoroughly agree! Volunteering is wonderful, I think everyone should do some if they can, it really can enrich you.

My radio shows and LARP/LRP (Live Action Role Play) pretty much take up all of my spare time. I go into a hospital radio station in London once a week and have a community radio show more locally too. The rest of the time I dress myself up and go running about in the woods... great fun!

QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Mar 28 2009, 01:32 PM) *
QUOTE (Mata @ Apr 22 2007, 09:54 PM) *
We've got a lot of musical people. There should be a Matazone band!

I could bring my Guitar Hero World Tour band stuff to the next meet? wink.gif


This sounds like the pre-curser to one of the greatest ideas of all time!

QUOTE (Sir Psycho Sexy @ Apr 9 2009, 02:04 PM) *
I used to be a Sea Cadet through which I did sailing and was part of their band


Finally, another ex- sea cadet, we're few and far between! I did this all the way through til I was 18 and loved it. Opened up a lot of interesting experiences that I just wouldn't have had otherwise.
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Posted on: May 11 2009, 07:49 AM


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QUOTE (Mata @ May 8 2009, 01:46 PM) *
Where the Hell is Matt?: Dancing Badly Around the World

Damn! They made a book about my dancing???
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