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Re: Introductions
March 23, 2011, 04:14:53 PM
Chris, 26, United States. I'm a graduate student studying philosophy. My main area of interest is political philosophy, but I have high competence in philosophy of science as well. I'll have my MA degree in May. My master's thesis argues against the logical coherence of right-libertarianism (or at least one version of right-libertarianism). After I'm done with my MA degree I'll probably apply to Phd programs. I'm hoping to get a professorship position at a university at some point, but I can teach at smaller post-secondary schools just with my MA.

Over the years I've worked a lot of pain in the ass manual labor jobs. You do not want to be doing outdoor manual labor in the summer where I live. It's definitely character-building though. I also worked as a teaching assistant at my university for a year. That was the best job I've ever had. I'd say it was just about as tough as my manual labor jobs, but in a different way.

I've been a voracious reader since I was a young kid. I mainly like to read philosophy, economics, Tolkien, European mythology, Dostoevsky, and art history. Musical interests include black metal (favorite genre by far; favorite album: Emperor's ITNE), death metal, and some heavy and power metal. I also like neoclassical stuff like Dead Can Dance and Elend as well as some stuff from virtually every period of the Western classical tradition, dark ambient, and krautrock/proto-ambient like Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze (especially his first album). I actually have ANUS to thank for turning me on to Tangerine Dream and the krautrock movement.

I'll be at MDF this year (I went last year as well) so if any of you are going to be there, I wouldn't mind meeting up and grabbing a beer or something. On the other hand, I feel like I don't really fit in very well here, so perhaps you'll want to avoid me.

Re: Introductions
May 01, 2011, 09:05:10 PM

It is I.

My father is Armenian and my mother was likely halfsies German/Scottish. I've got a fun face.

I find the world and all the shit out of it to be a great place, but I'm on Earth and so are swarms of disgusting people. I hope to clean house a bit while I am here.

Re: Introductions
July 12, 2011, 03:41:23 AM
Hi all! I am new to this forum. I usually post at Metal Forum (dot com). But they encourage their posters to get involved with lots of communities. You call seem like a welcoming bunch. See you in the giant metal anus chasm! ;) x

Re: Introductions
July 12, 2011, 08:06:52 AM
So basically you're promoting your other forum? OK, I ain't no moderator. Welcome to DLA. Watch out though, we ain't so welcoming.

Re: Introductions
July 12, 2011, 01:45:15 PM
Hi all! I am new to this forum. I usually post at Metal Forum (dot com). But they encourage their posters to get involved with lots of communities. You call seem like a welcoming bunch. See you in the giant metal anus chasm! ;) x

1. Read the FAQ

2.Search to ensure you are not repeating other threads like the one you started.....
Introduction thread:

3. If you can't provide interesting conversation or well thought out ideas-dont post.

Re: Introductions
July 17, 2011, 11:30:45 PM
Hello, I'm very obviously really named Queequeg. I'm 19, living in California. I'm apprenticing to become a tailor of sorts.

Bands in heavy rotation for me recently include (but are not limited to) :

Bolt Thrower

Re: Introductions
August 25, 2011, 06:14:33 PM
Hi all, I'm a 19 year old American college student.  Undecided as far as major and career path. Currently using ANUS as a tool for finding a useful function for myself (particularly pertaining to my current education). Currently using the DLA as a guide for my first foray into the metal / ambient genres. Enjoying both studies, though often discouraged by how incompatible they are with the social world here.

Re: Introductions
August 25, 2011, 06:23:28 PM
Separate interior and exterior worlds.  Art is a process of the interior, socialisation one of the exterior.  Become mildly insane like me, and juggle constant intellectual torment with a kind and pleasant outward demeanor :)

Re: Introductions
August 25, 2011, 07:50:20 PM
Half of the people here introduced themselves then never posted again.

Re: Introductions
August 25, 2011, 09:28:19 PM
Some of my thoughts on the matter:

The problem is that I find the most tormenting aspect of the interior to be it's feelings of futility if not somehow manifested in the exterior. I do agree, however, that they most often must be separated.

One of the ways I've been able to reconcile this is by understanding that they are dependent on each other, and it's inevitable that one will influence the other. Certain subtle and gradual changes in my exterior I see to be consequences of the victories of battles fought amidst the "intellectual torment" of my interior.

Hello Everyone!
December 13, 2011, 08:05:51 PM
I've been registered here for some time and finally got around to posting. I'm a 48 year old male in Peoria, Illinois, about 3 hours sw of Chicago, and have been into metal for about 33-35 years now. Anyway, Hey!!

Re: Introductions
November 09, 2013, 08:08:25 PM
I never did introduce myself...

I'm Hamhusu.

Don't mind me, I'm just defending my blinds.

Re: Introductions
November 10, 2013, 12:01:46 AM
Oh. Hi!

I am someone that stole morbid angel's happiest song (before their apparent dildos).

I've been on here from time to time under different names, but never introduced myself!


Re: Introductions
November 11, 2013, 12:27:23 PM
Rafael, Odalist, Student, Very interested in the occultism, Perennialist, Somewhat misanthrope, Brazilian, And slightly anarchist.

Re: Introductions
November 11, 2013, 06:40:35 PM
Rafael perhaps it would be best to remove your full name, you never know what can come back to haunt you these days on the internet, though at the same time if you wear it dauntlessly I can respect that.

Also I wanted to say despite your English I really admire your spirit and enthusiasm when it comes to metal.