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2015.07.08 Daily Dose: Meet and Greet! Plus, Continued Growth and Guidelines

The Daily Dose is a user-created discussion series where Snapzu members can check in with each other in a relaxed environment.
We are experimenting with different formats and ideas, so feedback is very welcome!

Continued Growth

What a difference a week has made! Before the most recent incoming class, we were a small, tight-knit community of maybe 6,000 users. Indeed, most were inactive, so those of us who frequented the site were all recognizable to each other. It was noticeable when a new snap was posted, and everyone seemed to be on the same wavelength in regard to site policy. It was truly a comfortable existence, but it was also lacking something. Apparently, that something was all of you!

Over the span of a few days, we have welcomed close to 5,000 new members. That's not even the most impressive statistic: there are perhaps 10,000 pending invites, meaning our community will have nearly quadrupled by the end of this massive wave. The site has been energized and, thanks to this growth spurt, we can look forward to great things.

Guidelines

There has been a lot of discussion on how to behave here at Snapzu. It's no secret that most of the new members have come from reddit, and so there is some expectation that this community will cater to the needs of redditors. What's been made clear is that Snapzu is not reddit, nor does it seek to become reddit. This is Snapzu — we have our own culture, our own rules, our own unique features and qualities. We would all do well to remember that, and adopt a new paradigm if necessary. Many of the new users have graciously pointed this out, so thank you.

While it's important to respect what was, it'd be stupid to resist good or necessary change. This site will grow and shift along with its user base. What's vital is that, through this period and beyond, we decide to embody the community we want to be. By fostering a culture of positivity, we can fight the decline into oblivion that has turned other communities into cesspits. This is an opportunity to create something new — something better!

How can you join the community effort? Here's some advice:

  • Check the FAQ, privacy policy, and terms of use if you haven't already.
  • Take part in discussions regarding site policy.
  • Ask questions! Snapzu veterans are all around, and they're glad to help. You can PM users by following them.
  • Read the rules! Whatever tribe you're posting in, remember to check the rules first. This is especially pertinent when you post to multiple tribes.
  • Don't downvote something if it's not breaking any rules. You may disagree, but someone is bound to disagree with you, and wouldn't you like your voice to be heard and respected? Spite people, if you must, by not upvoting them. Better yet, talk it out.
  • Encourage good behavior and call out or report bad behavior when you see it.
  • Leveling and reputation make Snapzu a lot more fun than reddit, but focus on making contributions to the community and you'll have an even better time. You'll find that we really appreciate the effort that goes into a quality post.
  • A Note on Sharing Photos
  • Existing Threads on Frequently Asked Questions

Creating Tribes

By now, many of you have experienced the excitement of starting or claiming a tribe. We know — it's loads of fun! It's also a huge responsibility, so make sure you're up for the task.

Here are a few points for your consideration:

  • Any new user can create or claim a tribe. Before you do, it's a good idea to understand how Snapzu works. Spend some time exploring, contributing, and getting used to the community. Only then can you truly know how to best run your tribe in this context.
  • Look around. Are you creating a tribe that already exists? If so, is it worth creating redundancies and splitting up users who could be hanging out in one place? As much as you want to be chief, consider that being a moderator or even just an invaluable user may be better for everyone.
  • Is your tribe a copy of a subreddit? That's not necessarily a bad thing — there are good ideas that can thrive in this community. However, if the tribe is clearly emulating reddit culture, which doesn't even exist here, then it's only a shallow attempt at turning Snapzu into reddit. So, keep your motivations in check.
  • When choosing a name for your tribe, be thoughtful. Let's leave tribe names to their best, most common uses. Wouldn't it be a little awkward if someone created /t/chocolate to discuss the 2008 film and not the delicious treat that more people are familiar with? Or /t/windows in our walls and not on our computers? /t/eagles (bird) instead of /t/theeagles (band) or /t/philadelphiaeagles (team)? Help everyone out and be specific.
  • There's a FAQ and here are some tips.

Meet and Greet

This is something we did a little while back, but it makes sense to do it again with all the new members. It was originally a way to get to know the familiar faces we were seeing, but now it's a way to connect amidst all the unfamiliar faces! Share as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. You can use the following as a guideline (add or take away categories):

  • location: New York
  • interests/hobbies: philosophy, psychology, guitar, tennis
  • 5 music artists: Radiohead, Pixies, Crystal Castles, Pulp, Queen
  • 5 films: Oldboy, Gattaca, American Psycho, Fight Club, Spaghetti Westerns
  • 5 shows: Game of Thrones, Arrested Development, Archer, Firefly, Twin Peaks
  • 5 games: StarCraft, Diablo, Left 4 Dead, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, The Sims 3 (I like to build houses)
  • 5 books/authors: Haruki Murakami, Kurt Vonnegut, Ernest Hemingway, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Harry Potter!
  • favorite tribes: my own, /t/lounge, /t/books, /t/newyorkcity
  • a dream/goal of mine: to go into outer space
  • two truths and a lie: (1) I can run 100 meters in 10 seconds, (2) I read a book per week, (3) I don't know how to drive

Note: At the moment, bulleted lists don't work in comments, so you're better off using a hard return to format.

Call people out on their lies :) If you like, you can wait until several people have guessed before revealing the truth.

Follow people who intrigue you or have the same interests. Maybe you can get together and create a tribe!

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  • caelreth (edited 3 years ago)
    +9

    - location: Alabama, USA

    - interests/hobbies: reading, text user interfaces (including gaming: check out /t/mud!), programming, web design

    - games: Epitaph and Luminari (MUDs), Diablo, roguelikes

    - books/authors: Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time series), Stephen King, Jim Butcher, David Weber

    - shows: X-Files, Doctor Who, Star Trek (any), Once Upon a Time

    - tribes: /t/linux, /t/auburntigers, /t/cfb, /t/sports, /t/web

    • zaywolfe
      +3

      Do you play the Wheel of Time mud? Those books are fantastic if anyone here is in the mood for a cool high fantasy that does things different.

      • caelreth
        +2

        I have tried it a couple of times, but not gotten very far for one reason or another. Do you play it? I might be more interested in it if I had friends in game more frequently.

  • CuppaMatt (edited 3 years ago)
    +9

    location: Yorkshire, UK

    interests/hobbies: Comics, IT, Gaming, General Geeky stuff

    5 games: Minecraft, Fallout 3, Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Mario Land

    5 books/authors: Hitchhiker's Guide, Terry Pratchett, The Adrian Mole Series, A Song of Ice & Fire Series

    favorite tribes: /t/lounge, /t/42 (Hitchhikers Guide Tribe), /t/gaming

    a dream/goal of mine: to have my books enjoyed worldwide

    • Moderator
      +5

      Sweet, thanks for sharing. I think we met in the IRC channel the other day. What kind of books? And I had no idea about /t/42!

      P.S. You may want to use a hard return to organize your post for easier viewing.

      • CuppaMatt
        +6

        Just edited the post for easy reading, thanks!

        /t/42 is only a few days old so any new content there is VERY welcome!

        I am indeed on irc most of the time (same username) so anyone should feel free to come over to /t/irc get the details and come to say hi!

        Books wise, I'm an indie comic artist here in the UK. www.matthasawebsite.com is me. I sell a good deal of books, prints, t-shirts, etc at comic cons here in the UK (anyone going to Manchester Comic con at the end of the month should come say hi).

        • stitches
          +2

          Hello fellow UKer- I'm from o'wer t'ills (Mancland). Just had a mooch on your website and seen you're at Thought Bubble this year, I performed/modelled there a few years back at Dr Sketchy. I was Poison Ivy :)

          • CuppaMatt (edited 3 years ago)
            +1

            Awesome! I almost certainly have some sketches of you somewhere then!

            After a quick look the only pic I can find is I think of the year before that. (edit: that particular picture was drawn in the "Draw using only a pen in your mouth" round btw)

            Are you going to Manchester MCM at the end of the month?

            • stitches
              +1

              Ah the silk spectre is Daisy, she's one of my really good friends. Nope, I wont be there but I'm sure our paths will cross at some point in the future! :)

            • CuppaMatt
              +1
              @stitches -

              Yeah, the art scene up our way always seem to cross paths now and again :)

  • UpAndRunning (edited 3 years ago)
    +7

    location: Quebec City

    interests/hobbies: running, programming, music, animation movies

    5 music artists: Radiohead, Pink Floyd, The Strokes, Led Zeppelin, Beck

    5 films: Inception, Gattaca, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    5 shows: Luther, Sherlock, Fargo, Firefly, True Detective

    5 games: Heavy Rain, ... (seriously though.. I'm not much of a gamer :/ , but that one game was amazing)

    5 books/authors: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The Lord of The Rings trilogy, Ernest Hemingway, Harry Potter, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    favorite tribes: /t/lounge, /t/todayilearned, /t/music, /t/animation

    a dream/goal of mine: to run a 100km ultramarathon

    two truths and a lie: (1) I'm afraid of heights, (2) I run five times a week, (3) I'd love to have a dog but never had one yet

    • redalastor
      +2

      We're trying to grow /t/Quebec, would you like to join?

      • UpAndRunning
        +2

        Of course! Although.. hum.. can you explain the tribe's logo?

        • redalastor (edited 3 years ago)
          +2

          We can't. The tribe was born of a create 'n' run a year ago. The original chief is long gone.

          I asked for chiefdom and will replace the logo by a snowy owl (harfang des neiges) as soon as I get it.

    • kabamman
      +2

      Welcome! I help run /t/todayilearned welcome to our tribe don't be a stranger!

    • Moderator
      +2

      I fucking love your taste, man. Music, films, shows, books. I think we'd get along well — hope to see you around more.

      Hm... I think you probably do run five times a week (or maybe that's too much), but I'll guess number 3 is the lie.

      • UpAndRunning
        +2

        Thanks! With a community so welcoming, it'd be hard not to hang around here more.

        Heh.. to be fair I run everyday I have time. So some weeks it could be less and some weeks it could be more. Nah, the lie was the first one. Though I never sky jumped yet, I'd like to make it a hobby eventually.

  • Teska (edited 3 years ago)
    +6

    - Location: Ohio

    - Interests/Hobbies: Writing, Reading, Web Design, Perfume

    - Music Artists: Type O Negative, Muse, Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry

    - Films: Interview With a Vampire, Goonies, Frozen (not by choice), Harry Potter, Star Wars (new and old)

    - Shows: Buffy/Angel, Supernatural, Psych, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Firefly, Doctor Who

    - Games: Everquest 2, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Rift

    - Books/Authors: Anne Rice, Douglas Adams, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jim Butcher, J.K. Rowling

    - Favorite tribes: /t/bpal (mine), /t/asksnapzu, /t/dayton, /t/writing

    - Dream Goal: to be a published author - or at the very least finish one of my NaNoWriMo beasts

    - Two Truths/One Lie: 1) Mother of two girls, 2) Zumba enthusiast, 3) I haven't read a book in years.

    • Moderator
      +2

      You were forced into enjoying Frozen?!

      What kind of books would you write?

      I'd say number 3 is the lie :)

      • Teska
        +2

        I have two girls ... yes I was forced. And now I sing Let It Go with the best of them sigh.

        Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Mystery - those are the one's I've dabbled in.

        Yes, it's a lie.

  • giovahkiin
    +6

    Location: the Philippines! (good Lord it's raining so much here)

    Interests: technology, video gaming, eating (ha!), programming, and retro consoles, oddly enough

    Artists: B'z, Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Gorillaz, The Oh Hellos (I just shuffled my playlist :P)

    Films: Inside Out (2015), Up, The Internship, the Harry Potter series, Frozen (just because I got Let It Go stuck in my head again)

    Games: Animal Crossing New Leaf, Super Smash Bros. 3DS, Fire Emblem Awakening, Skyrim, The Sims 3

    A dream/goal of mine: to start a successful software/game development company (how arbitrary.) I guess a timelier goal would be to successfully adapt to my first year of college this August...

    two truths and a lie: 1) I'm afraid of spiders, 2) I'm gonna be a BS CS student but I'm not knowledgeable that much in programming, and 3) I exercise daily.

    • rigel
      +3

      Inside Out was so good! I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Did you see this nytimes article about it?

    • UpAndRunning
      +1

      Um.. taking in consideration your interests and studies, I'm going to go with the third is the lie.. It's just a wild guess..

    • TK421
      +1

      Got to see the Artic Monkeys last year. Love them!

  • slandy
    +6

    - Location: Sydney, Australia

    - Interests/hobbies: Programming, science, gaming, music production

    - 5 music artists: James Blake, Burial, Mr. Carmack, Lorn, Tool

    - 5 films: Whiplash, Glengarry Glen Ross, State and Main, The Departed, Gattaca

    - 5 shows: Silicon Valley, Breaking Bad, Battlestar Galactica, 30 Rock, The Americans

    - 5 books/authors: Andrzej Sapkowski, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Kurt Vonnegut, Gatsby

    - Favourite tribes: /t/lounge, (I'm new here)

    - A dream/goal of mine: Achieve a PhD in pharmacology/immunobiology

    - Two truths and a lie: (1) I'm making an extension for Snapzu, (2) I love Python indentation, (3) I know how to drive

    • Teska
      +3

      I'd say #2. Surely no one loves Python indentation... right?

  • sushmonster (edited 3 years ago)
    +5

    location: Long Island, NY

    interests/hobbies: Sociology (lol), books, running, board games

    5 music artists: I am not even qualified to answer this haha. Music exists in very benign forms in my life.

    5 films: I can only think of The Social Network and Fight Club right now

    5 shows: Parks and Recreation (but really, please watch this most perfectly cheerful show), Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Lost, Battlestar Galactica

    5 games: Catan, Agricola, Pandemic

    5 books/authors: Harry Potter (duh! :)), The Sun Also Rises, Nine Stories, The Interpreter of Maladies, The Picture of Dorian Gray

    favorite tribes: /t/lounge, /t/asksnapzu, /t/harrypotter

    a dream/goal of mine: to run a marathon (barely can do a 5k at the moment)

    two truths and a lie: (1) I once interned at a publishing company and worked directly for J.K. Rowling's U.S. editor for The Casual Vacancy (2) I am in email exchange basis with Aziz Ansari's coauthor for Modern Romance (3) I won a hotdog eating contest in 2010

    • Teska
      +3

      There's no way you won a hot dog eating contest! That is HARD. ;p

      • sushmonster
        +1

        Is it? I'd love to find out. I'd totally cheat though, and go in with munchies probably lol.

    • Moderator
      +2

      Yeah New York!

      I don't understand your music answer. It doesn't make sense.

      I love BSG — the newer one, that is. I haven't seen the original.

      Numbers 1 and 2 sound like they could be lies but they make a little sense in context. I'd have to go with number 3!

      • sushmonster
        +1

        Haha I was just trying to say I'm pretty apathetic about music. Like I don't mind what's on the radio and rarely seek out music besides when I'm running or taking a walk.

        But yes, #3 was the lie, though I'd so much like it to be true!

    • caelreth
      +1

      Oooh, Catan. Love that game, but haven't played in forever!

  • rigel (edited 3 years ago)
    +5

    location: Arizona

    interests/hobbies: reading, bicycling, poetry, math, coffee

    5 music artists: Bon Iver, Ingrid Michaelson, Oh Wonder, The 1975, Miles Davis

    5 shows: Firefly, Gilmore Girls, QI, The IT Crowd, Knallerfrauen

    5 podcasts: My Brother My Brother and Me, This American Life, The Dollop, The Adventure Zone, No Such Thing as a Fish

    5 books/authors: Rainbow Rowell, Mrs Dalloway, The Count of Monte Cristo, David Sedaris, Hitchhiker's Guide

    favorite tribes: /t/lounge, /t/books, /t/science, /t/longform

    a dream/goal of mine: to take a year and spend it traveling the world and experiencing other cultures

  • Boudicca (edited 3 years ago)
    +5

    Location : Western Australia Music: Gurramul Yunupingu, Dirty Three, Tom Waits, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Abba! , Davy Spillane, Luke Kelly

    Writers: Lawrence Block, Clive James, John O'Donahue, Marian Keyes,

    Artists: Paul Klee, Kandinsky, Cedric Baxter, Frida Kahlo, Chagall, Pre-Raphaelites, Margaret Olley

    TV: GOT, True Detective, The Bridge ( Nordic noire version) Roger and Val, Top Gear

    Dream/goal- train ride across the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, see the Aurora Borealis, hear the wolves howl in Canada.

    Interests: photography, cars, trees, clouds, tech, science, art, Irish history, good food,

    2truths and a pants on fire 1. I learnt how to play the highland pipes in order to give up smoking. 2. I have 8 children aged between 3 and 30. 3. I was a mud wrestler in Chicago in the late '80s

  • smokedhuman
    +5

    Location: Just north of Boston, MA
    Interests/hobbies: brewing beer, roasting coffee, mushing, music
    5 Films: Harold and Maude, Hudson Hawke, 5th Element, The ‘Burbs, Lost Boys
    5 shows: Dr. Who, Red Dwarf, Firefly… this one is hard. I don’t really watch TV shows.
    5 games: Cards Agains Humanity, Gloom, Star Fluxx, Munchkin, LEGO Minotaurus
    5 books/authors: Sewer Gas Electric: A Public Works trilogy, Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse, Snow Crash, Christopher Moore, James Joyce
    Favorite tribes: /t/lounge, /t/food, /t/commutercycling, /t/pics
    Dream/goal: have a farm with goats, because GOATS!
    Two truths and a lie: 1) I am currently roasting Monsoon Malabar 2) My dogs rule my house 3) I have a congressional medal of honor

  • NstealthL (edited 3 years ago)
    +5

    Location: Moving to Edinburgh next week!
    Interests/hobbies: PC/Gaming, biology/zoology, neuroscience, VetMed, books, general geek stuff, food
    5 Music Artists: Queen, Imagine Dragons, The Black Keys, Tool, Clean Bandit
    5 Films: The Lion King, Role Models, Howl's Moving Castle, How to Train Your Dragon, (I can't think of a 5th at the moment)
    5 Shows: Orphan Black, Archer, Firefly, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards
    5 Games: DotA 2, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Okami, Uncharted, The Last of Us
    5 Books/Authors: Brandon Sanderson, Marc Bekoff, Frans de Waal, Robert Jordan, (No idea at the moment)
    Favorite Tribes: /t/science, /t/books, /t/research, /t/food
    A Dream/Goal of Mine: To go backpacking through rural Japan with my best friend

    • uncornrage
      +1

      Hi there, nice to meet you. :) Edinburgh, eh? It seems like a very nice place, I've always wanted to visit it! Have you made any plans concerning your dream? Or are you waiting for better time? I hope you get to go there, it would surely be pretty amazing experience!

      • NstealthL
        +2

        I've looked into plane tickets and kind of looked into itineraries but certainly waiting for a better time before I make concrete-ish plans. Flying to Japan is quite expensive and Japan is pretty pricey itself as well. The cities are especially expensive, and while I don't want to spend all my time there, I would like to still see some of them. I'd have to save a lot on my poor student budget or I could wait until I've earned some money post-degree :) I've also considered teaching english there or finding something related to my studies/work there...

  • Triseult (edited 3 years ago)
    +5

    - Location: Location-independent; was in Mexico last week, am in Montreal now, will move to Bulgaria in August.
    - Interests/hobbies: Slow travel, SF, writing, philosophy, entertainment
    - 5 music artists: Burial, Aphex Twin, Orbital, Lila Down, Swing Republic
    - 5 films: The Royal Tenenbaums, Wings of Desire, Gattaca, Le voyage dans la Lune, Nosferatu
    - 5 shows: Doctor Who, Rick & Morty, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Orphan Black
    - 5 games: Wing Commander, Max Payne, Splinter Cell, Mass Effect, Eon Altar
    - 5 books/authors: Haruki Murakami, Robert Charles Wilson, K.J. Bishop, China Miéville, Peter Watts
    - favorite tribes: Loving them pretty much equally so far :)
    - a dream/goal of mine: Publish a SF novel
    - two truths and a lie: (1) I've lived in rural India, (2) I speak four languages including Mandarin; (3) I've lived in Kinshasa.

    • MrCornichon
      +2

      I know you speak the languages and that you spent a lot of time in Asia, so I'm gonna go with Kinshasa!

  • Zorgon (edited 3 years ago)
    +4

    location: Texas/wisconsin(for the summer)

    interests/hobbies: yoga, juggling, magic, linguistics, camping

    5 music artists: Earth, Wind, And Fire(that's 3, right???)

    5 films: Labyrinth, Goonies, Mr. Nobody, Planet of the Apes

    5 shows: Battlestar Galactica, Stargate(ALL OF THEM), Farscape, Silicone Valley, Gilmore Girls(shh)

    5 games: Counterstrike Source, Peggle, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Age of Empires 2, Mortal Kombat Series

    5 books/authors: Isaac Asimov, Michael Creighton, In the World of Invented Languages, Carl Sagan, Harry Potter

    Favorite tribes: Still working on that, but I have enjoyed the echo chamber that are my own tribes ;)

    A dream/goal: I want the job description "Helps people learn how awesome they are."

    Two truths and a lie: (1) I'm bilingual (2) I'm starting a salaried position masters program at 21 (3) I'm allergic to fruits that come from birch

    • rigel
      +2

      That book on invented languages looks really interesting, just added it to my to-read list! :)

      Linguistics is so interesting, I'd love to immerse myself in it. Are you studying it for a career or as a side interest?

      • Zorgon
        +1

        That book os phenomenal. It's what got me to spend most of my undergrad time researching constructed languages.

        Well I got my bachelors in linguistics, and I'm still working towards working in the field. I'm just going at it from a different field now due to funding. I mostly research how we learn languages and what mechanisms can be utilized to be the most effective.

        If you want any good intro reads into the subject, I'm more than happy to recommend!

  • TK421 (edited 3 years ago)
    +4

    location: Toronto
    interests/hobbies: travel, reading, handcrafts, single malts, tabletop games, RPGs
    5 music artists: Joan Jett, David Bowie, the Kongos, Cyndi Lauper, Garfunkel and Oates
    5 films: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, A-Team, Star Wars, RED, LotR
    5 shows: all the Stargates, Last Night with John Oliver, Chopped, Burn Notice, Sherlock
    5 games: Tsuro, Rifts, Cards Against Humanity, LEGO Star Wars, Splatoon
    5 books/authors: Melissa Scott, Steven Brust, David Eddings, Ursula K. LeGuin, Jane Austen
    favorite tribes: none yet, just starting to look around
    a dream/goal of mine: live on a boat and sail around the world

  • Nerdeiro
    +4

    - Location: São Paulo, Brazil

    - Interests: videogames, history, computers, sci-fi

    - 5 games: Elite: Dangerous (I'm the chief of /t/elitedangerous), Terraria (want to play 1.3 patch, E: D gets in the way. crap!), Deus Ex (Can't wait for Mankind Divided), HuniPop (yeah, I'm a perv... ;-) ), Civilization IV (just. one. more. turn.)

    - 5 Authors: Isac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Terry Pratchet, Douglas Adams, William Gibson

    - Tribes: /t/elitedangerous, /t/linux, /t/gaming

    - One dream: live forever or die trying.

  • wrmnthewoodwork (edited 3 years ago)
    +4

    Location : Ontario, Canada

    5 musicians: Kacey Musgraves, Mother Mother, Panic! At the disco, Sam Cooke, Street Cleaner.

    5 films: Dredd (2012), Howl's Moving Castle, Alien, Up!, Monty Python's the Holy Grail

    5 shows: Cowboy Bebop, Justice League, Top Gear (UK), Antiques Roadshow (UK), QI

    5 games: Guild Wars 2, Minecraft, Candy Crush, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Audiosurf

    5 books/ authors: Harry Potter, Garth Nix, Little Women, JRR Tolkien, The Mistress of the Art of Death

    Favourite tribes: /t/lounge, /t/knitting, /t/gardening, and my own, /t/crossstitch and /t/antiques

    Dreams/goals: Travel. Explore this great nation of ours, especially northern Ontario and the West coast. A European vacation with a heavy lean toward history, art and architecture.

    2 truths and a lie: I've owned a house for 4 years and never lived in it, I work full time in a field I'm not trained for, I started playing the harp at age 6.

    • Teska
      +2

      The second is a lie? As a home owner, I can totally see owning a house and not living in it for 4 years if it needs fixed.

      Oh! /t/gardening! click

  • xef6 (edited 3 years ago)
    +4

    Born in Turkey

    Studying in Germany

    Interests: geeky stuff + few sports

    Favorite geeky stuff: Orwell books, Superhero movies, British tv, Harry Potter (yeah)...

    What I wanna do with my life: work as an IT operator for a space agency

  • cannon (edited 3 years ago)
    +4

    location: Halifax

    interests/hobbies: 3d printing, solarpunk, programming, arduino, 3d modeling/drafting

    5 music artists: Anchorsong, Glenn Gould, DEVO, Mogwai, God is an Astronaut

    5 films: Event Horizon, Interstellar, Big Hero 6, The Shining, Star Wars

    5 shows: Game of Thrones, Arrested Development, Archer, Breaking Bad, Hannibal

    5 games: Skyrim, Dead Souls, Alan Wake, The Witcher, Mass Effect 1

    5 books/authors: Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars Trilogy, Frank Herbert's Dune, Fyodor Dostoevsky's the Brother Karamazov (this book is the definition of marathon reading), Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash and Cryptonomicion, Charlie Stross's Accelerando

    favorite tribes: my own, /t/lounge, /t/futurism

    a dream/goal of mine: invent something people really need and to experience outer space.

  • ghostHarrenhal (edited 3 years ago)
    +4

    location: Channel Islands

    interests/hobbies: Reading, Fantasy, Techno/House and Metal/Blues music, Technology, Web Design.

    5 music artists:Metallica, Rodhad, Iron Maiden, Maya Jane Coles, Steve Lawler

    5 films: Pulp Fiction, LOTR, Alien, Star Wars: ESB, Akira

    5 shows: Game of Thrones, House of Cards, South Park, Breaking Bad, Family Guy

    5 games: Borderlands 2, Witcher 3, GTAV, Skyrim, Tomb Raider

    5 books/authors: ASOIAF, Lord of the Rings, Stormlight Archives/Brandon Sanderson, Dunk & Egg, The Black Company

    favorite tribes: /t/freefolk, /t/gaming, /t/interesting

    a dream/goal of mine: To travel the whole of the USA.

  • 3rdWheel (edited 3 years ago)
    +4

    - Location: Midwest U.S.A.

    - Interests/Hobbies: Video games, psychology, video editing, dogs, soccer, disc golf

    - 5 Music Artists: I Fight Dragons, "Weird Al," Jonathan Coulton, They Might Be Giants, Nobuo Uematsu

    - 5 Films: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Kung Pow: Enter the Fist, Fight Club, Shaun of the Dead, Paranormal Activity

    - 5 Shows: Futurama, American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, Archer, Dexter's Laboratory

    - 5 Games: Pathfinder, Nier, Shadow of the Colossus, Asura's Wrath, Monster Hunter

    - 5 Authors/Books: The Last Book in the Universe, DJ MacHale, Neil Gaimen, Harry Potter, Stephen King

    - Favorite Tribes: /t/gaming, /t/lounge

    - Dream/Goal of Mine: To work at a games journalism website (that isn't Polygon)

    - 2 Truths and a Lie: I played Left 4 Dead with Paramore once, I've never smoked pot, and I'm a massage therapist.

    I should've known no one would've responded to this. Despite saying it's a meet and greet, everyone just slapped their info on here and just expected friendships to happen, so now we just have a bunch of personal information with absolutely nothing gained from it. It's saddening.

  • Arzeus
    +4

    location: Philippines

    interests/hobbies: Video games, Reading Manga

    5 music artists: Slipknot, Disturbed, Fall Out Boy, Queen, Boyce Avenue

    5 shows: The Flash, Breaking Bad, One Piece, Archer, Futurama

    5 games: Dota2, Skyrim, Dark Souls, NFS Series, Diablo 2

    favorite tribes: /t/gaming, /t/technology, /t/lounge, /t/worldnews

    a dream/goal of mine: To own a Nissan GT-R

    two truths and a lie: (1) I'd rather hold a python than hold a frog (2) I'm an engineering student even though math and science are my least favorite subjects (3) I eat vegetables daily

    • 3rdWheel
      +1

      Two must be a lie. There's no way you'd go through engineering school if you hated math and science.

  • ishana
    +4

    location: Cairo, Egypt

    Iinterests/hobbies: Human behaviour, Squash, Programming, Reading

    5 music artists: Three days grace, Linkin Park, Imagine dragons, Amr Diab, Abd el halim hafiz

    5 games: Assassins Creed, Far cry, PES, World of warcraft.

    5 books/authors: The notebook , Eat pray love, the rest is Arabic books

    favorite tribes: /t/lounge, /t/asksnapzu, /t/showerthoughts, /t/gaming, /t/mobilegaming (Not in order)

    a dream/goal of mine: Have my own game development company

    two truths and a lie: (1)I like to hang out, (2) I am in a relationship, (3) I graduated this year

  • zants (edited 3 years ago)
    +4

    location: West Michigan

    interests/hobbies: startups, quantification, cyberculture, website design, education.

    5 music artists: Linkin Park, First Aid Kit, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Sia.

    5 films: Inception, The Truman Show, Fight Club, Her, 21 Jump Street.

    5 shows: Futurama, Rick and Morty, Workaholics, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, basically any late night talk show (Conan and Jimmy Kimmel being my favorites, though)

    5 games: RuneScape (hate it, but makes the list because I can't quit it), Need for Speed: Underground, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Pokemon: Crystal Version, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (GBC)

    5 books/authors: everything by Roald Dahl, Harry Potter. That's it, I don't enjoy reading. :p

    favorite tribes: /t/startups (my own), /t/asksnapzu, /t/internet, /t/technology, /t/explaintome.

    a dream/goal of mine: Live in San Francisco. (Though before that: survive college.)

  • tehdiplomat
    +4

    - location: New Jersey

    - interests: board games, video games, programming, homebrewing, craft beer

    - music: System of a Down, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Dredg

    - movies: Groundhog Day, Seven, 12 Monkeys, Quentin Tarantino, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    - authors: George RR Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Brent Weeks

    - games: Power Grid, Diablo, Agricola, Space Alert, Pillars of Eternity

    - dream: Design my own Board Game

    -beers: Double IPAs, Flanders Red