:surrender:Hello everybody. It's been about a year since I posted on a forum and I really miss the experience. My name is Jacob, I have an interest in ancient Greek philosophy, mythology, history, psychology and science in general. I have come to the conclusion recently that I haven't been writing enough and I believe this is because the new "social" media websites do not allow me to express myself. There is no substitute for an online forum as myspace and facebook have proven time and time again.
After a quick google search I found this place. Hopefully I'll be able to make some new friends, take part in some interesting discussions, and learn a few things on the way. You'll quickly find out that I have a very inquisitive mind and I love to argue. This can be both a good and a bad thing.
Don't be afraid to ask me any questions you might have or even just say hello. With any luck I'll be looking back at this post a year from now and recognizing a few familiar aliases.
Not many take the time, unfortunately, to welcome new Members, but wait until they get to "know" you through your posts before they say anything.
Why look back ?
This seems to be true with all forums. It's kinda funny when you think about it. When you meet somebody in person you always introduce yourself. There is a lot of literature on the importance of making a positive first impression, but online it's the exact opposite. You very rarely get an introduction, and people tend to form their opinion of you much later after getting to know your character by what you say through conversations with other people.
I guess both mediums have their faults, but I have to say that I prefer the latter.
I have an interesting history with forums. I have joined quite a few, but only taken an active interest in two. Both times I worked hard to become a regular, then a moderator, and eventually and admin. I ended up running both sites for two years. These days I always make it a point to make an introduction, so that I can look back at the beginning. I guess I like to be reminded where I started.
Why you want to run a Forum ?
It's not that I want to run a forum. I have been there and done that. I just like to offer my help after a few months and see how things turn out. I doubt this place would need it. I am very impressed with the layout and design of this forum. It's very organized and spread out. Somebody has put a lot of time and effort into it. It might be a little too specialized though.
I am a Forum virgin... Love this place and am glad to meet Spirits-a-like. Confusing in Time, Place and Sexe it might be; still it is a test to U'R own pre-judgements, often to my emberrasment.
Your name put me on the wrong foot. Morgan just to be a female witches name in Scotland and neigbouring countries. May be you have heard of Morgan La Fay ?
It would seem that you picked a good forum as your first. I'm glad that I ran into you. Recently your comments have been a pleasure to read. You aren't the only person who makes incorrect presumptions. My first impression of you was that you were a troll, but then I realized that you do have something worth reading, it just takes a little bit of looking.
I like that about you. You're a bit of a poet.
Actually you would be dead on. You see I have always had at least one dog in my life. I had a dog Morgana (named after the sorceress). She would follow me everywhere I went. I loved her to death.
My grandpa used to live about a mile away from our house and sometimes she would run over to see him. One night she ran over there and as she was following us home later that night she was hit by a speeding car. He was going at least 70mph in a 30mph zone. I saw the whole thing. The bastard didn't even stop. He just kept going. I tried to comfort her for the last few minutes of her life.
About a year later I needed a username for my first linux install. It was redhat 6.1. I came up with the name morganix to honor the death of my dog Morgana and mixed in the "ix" since I was using a unix based operating system. I've used the nickname ever since.
I have another German Shepard now. He was actually a little puppy when she died. I often wonder if he remembers her. His name is Merlin and he turns nine here pretty soon.
You still in this wicca ? You come across it a lot in western cultures, especilly in Europe.
I kinda inherited Merlin. He's really my moms dog but she doesn't have room for him at her place right now so he stays with me. I don't mind though. It really is nice to have somebody around, even if it is just a dog. They like to sneak up on you when you're sad and try to cheer you up! Do you have any animals now?
I wasn't ever into wicca to be honest. I don't really know anything about it. Morgana was named after the witch in the Disney movie The Sword and The Stone. Same for Merlin. I loved that movie when I was a kid. Actually I'm still a big fan of Disney movies. I think they're classics. Ever seen Aladdin? :a-ok:
Now we don't have pets. I take care of my sisters dog on Fridays. Funny how you call Disney classic. Do not get me wrong, I loved Donald and Mickey. About Dagobert....
Well, movies are an Art-an-Sich, like Paints etc. So you could use bthem as a reference. I seldom watch things electronicly. Well, my qomp.:whistling: I mean no tv, movies, videos etcetera. Gives own imagination more space.
I wasn't much of a reader when I was a kid. To be honest I was a very poor reader, and I was placed in a special reading program. A lot of my philosophy came from Disney movies back then.
"Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat" ... haha. The philosophy of Aladdin in a nutshell.
I don't like T.V. I try to stay away from it, but I love movies. I own hundreds of them. I still feel that they are as much a part of who I am as anything I have read. I don't believe they are just visual pieces of artwork, but also very artistic in emotional and psychological ways too. I know what you mean about making room for your own imagination though. I just don't think I could ever let go.
Hello and welcome to the forum. I hope you'll find what interests you.