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Thread: Hello from Portland

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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin korrinblue's Avatar
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    Hello from Portland

    Nothin' better than just jumping in, I guess. I am too old to honestly answer any questions about my age - still too young to realize it shouldn't matter. I write humor, dark humor and urban fantasy. I have just recently begun submitting my first UF novel, Asher's Tale. Pitch Black is one of the coolest movies I have ever seen with my faculties intact; I think Christopher Golden and Carrie Vaughn are highly underrated; I find it suspicious that Philip K. Dick and Raymond Carver are both from this area, but were never spotted in a room together; and, I love The Dresden Files. "Dead Beat" and "Small Favor" are tied for top spot with "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell" as the books I sleep with on a regular basis.

    Some think I have a difficult time coming out of my shell....

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    Always curious. juniper's Avatar
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    Hi there, I'm north of you about 30 miles, a bit south of the river. I'm also too old to talk about, and I just started reading the Dresden Files. I've read the first 2 books.

    See ya around the forums.

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    deafwriter @ Chase's Avatar
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    Welcome out of your shell, Korrinblue.

    Quote Originally Posted by korrinblue View Post
    I find it suspicious that Philip K. Dick and Raymond Carver are both from this area, but were never spotted in a room together...
    Don't forget the fabulous Ursula LeGuinn also lives in Portland . . . and all the terrific Grimm writers. Lots of talent downriver from here.


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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin korrinblue's Avatar
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    Thanks for the heads up. BTW, what's an Anti-Magdalene?

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    Bananas are my favorite animal A S Abrams's Avatar
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    Hi, korrinblue.

    *cracks shell and picks out the korrin* Welcome. Hope to see you around.

    A S Abrams

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    Is Portland as cool as Portlandia makes it out to be? Like, are you guys better than Seattle?

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    practical experience, FTW rwm4768's Avatar
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    Welcome from another Dresden Files fan. I've only read three so far, but I've found them very enjoyable.

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    Not too old to learn Nickie's Avatar
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    Hello there, and welcome to AW.

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    Hey there, welcome! i loved the Dresden Files - have you tried the author's pure fantasy series? It's just as brilliant, minus the sarcastic commentary. Hope you have a great time on the forums.

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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin korrinblue's Avatar
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    Thanks for the welcome everybody. A couple things: Dresden rules; Ursula K. LeGuinn is a Goddess here in the river city; most of us don't dare speak of Grimm lest it goes away and Portlandia is the most fun any of us have had with our clothes on. Oh, and, I really don't know what the hell I'm doin' with the semi-colon (but it looks good, though, eh?).

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    Portland is my dream city....visited this summer and was so ready to move there! Adore the Pacific Northwest.

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