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flash fire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2758
Posted:With the continuing influx of new people (Big firey welcome to you all!) I guess it makes a lot of sense for us to have an official "getting to know you" type thread.
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Elders and Newbies alike, enter your details here and feel free to use/modify/disregard the format below:Name: flash fire (Sarah)Sex: female (remember, all possible smart responses to this question have already been done!)Age: 23Location: Sydney AustraliaURL: http://wickeffect.cjb.net/Toys:
all fire staff/double staff/double crossesBeen twirling for: about 4 yearsOccupation: corporate lackieHobbies other than obvious: reading, skiing, travelling, doofing, cruising in my Jeep!Favourite Colour: red Most viewed Movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory or The Doors.Favourite Quote/Saying: an ye harm none do as thou wilt.Best twirling related moment in life so far: I will have to think long and hard to answer.So, post away kiddies! and feel free to occasionally bump this thread to keep it at the top.flash------------------"she dances in a ring of fire and throws off the challenge with a shrug"[This message has been edited by flash fire (edited 29 June 2001).]


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regulae


member
Location: Israel

Total posts: 23
Posted:its so fun to find connections!! it wouldnt surprie me i know ur roommate tracered...ar at least someone related to him...quito isnt that big, and people here often are all connected in some way or another.

(starts singing "its a small world after all")

Alon


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:I'll just bump this for the newbies...

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Space


member
Location: Victoria, BC

Total posts: 63
Posted:Alright, here we go:

Name: Stacey aka *Space*
Age: 18
Sex: Female
Sign: GEMINI!!!
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toys: Glowsticks, soon fire!
Been twirling for: about 2 months
Occupation: School (Architecture) and an architecture firm.
Hobbies other than the obvious: dance and soccer (before I broke and they made me stop), stained glass, buildings, raves, giving massages
Fav colour: Purple
Fav book: Atlas Shrugged
Fav twirling moment: I started cuz I went to a rave with this guy. Later in the night, he pulled out the glowsticks, put strings on them and twirled. I thought it was awesome, so I went home, found this site and learned. At the next rave we went to he pulled them out and I asked 'if I could try'...The look on his face when he saw me do them was priceless!!!
Fav Quote: "the number of years you've been on this earth has nothing to do with your age". and..."we never had to take any of it seriously did we? -Atlas Shrugged"


We risk sanity for moments of temporary enlightenment, each thought overcome by anticipation of the next, we take the breaks off

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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land

Total posts: 3638
Posted:This may sound kinda silly but I wanted to say a big hello to all the lovely new visitors to this site. Yay for the newbies! Hope you all feel lovely and welcome and have as much fun as I do here

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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Organized Kaos


member
Location: Thornhill, Ontario Canada

Total posts: 238
Posted:Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!
Another Torontonian, that makes like four or five!!!!!!!! Wuts goin on space??? chekk the thread 'a call to all torontonian spinners' and email me or another one of the toronto peeps on theree, well go clubbing sumtime!


Every morning I wake up and hit the ground yawning...

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Space


member
Location: Victoria, BC

Total posts: 63
Posted:Hey Kaos, that's a SOON to be Toronotonian for me. Moving at the end of June. I'd love to go clubbing, and you can teach me some fun moves cuz i'm new Who are the other Toronto kids? Feel free to e-mail me.
Luv,
Space


We risk sanity for moments of temporary enlightenment, each thought overcome by anticipation of the next, we take the breaks off

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sarah...


member
Location: Central coast / Sydney, Austra...

Total posts: 339
Posted:name: sarah
age: 17
location: canberra, australia (home of the roundabouts)
been twirling for: SINCE EASTER.. soo about 2 weeks.. beginner!
hobbies: twirling, photography, snowboarding
fav toys: poi... cant do the others, though im getting the hang of the staff already!
Fav bands: Tool, john butler trio, Opeth, Inflames, Mr Bungle, Ember Swift, old Incubus... does Bill Hicks fit in to this category??
best movie: Requeim For A Dream
best quote: "Youre fat and I'll throw you in the river" - love honour and obey


Fire... A bushmans telly

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:That's not silly Ros honey.

Keep the friendly hellos to newbies in this thread and then the new mature Cantus wont get grumpy with you....

*wonders how long this maturity can possibly last*


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:...not that I can get grumpy with Ros anyway. But te rest of you.....

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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BamBam


BamBam

Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 1810
Posted:I guess it's about time I told you all a little bit about me, but ohh I'm sooo shy.....

Name: Lisa
Age: 25
Sex: Female
Sign: Gemini
Location: London (for now)
Toys: Staff, double staff, poi (Fire and glowsticks), flags and 3 ball juggling (badly)
How Long: Been playing for about 6 months now.
Occupation: Conference and events co-ordinator
Hobbies other than the obvious: Judo, horse riding, clubbing, laughing and giving good hugs to people.
Fav colour: Too many to choose from
Fav book: Lord of the rings
Fav twirling moment: Has to be the twirling I do in my dreams, man I can pull off every move ever thought of...and then some! Ohh but then the bloody alarm goes off.


A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land

Total posts: 3638
Posted:Yay! we have another hug-loving spinner. All is good. hiya BamBam

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Hopefully BamBam is coming to the next Poi in the Park (even though Carrey isn't ). And Ros is coming (I hope) and I 'm going. It should be really cool.

Mr Orange might even bother to turn up this time.....


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Wikkaman


member
Location: The Birthplace of BlackSabbath

Total posts: 259
Posted:Name: WikkaMan.
Sex: Male
Age: 23
Location: UK

Toys: fire staff+ poi, breath fire to.
Been twirling for: About 6 months.
Occupation: Technician
Hobbies other than obvious: reading,I like Robert Anton Wilson,Leary,Mckenna, Burroughs,Huxley, Isreal Regardie, Hakim Bey is realy cool too everyone should read his book Tempoary Autonomous Zones. Music, I write Techno and Gabba techno. I am very interested in Shamanism.
Favourite Colour:Purple
Most viewed Movie: Fear and Loathing or Fight Club or Requiem for a Dream.
Favourite Book; Prometheus Rising By Robert Anton Wilson, buy it read it.
Favourite Quote/Saying: Do what thoust will with the whole of the law.
Best twirling related moment in life so far: Me and my friend going on a road trip to The Forest Of Dean on halloween and spinning fire.

[ 24 April 2002, 01:49: Message edited by: Wikkaman ]


The answer is never the answer. What's really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always be seeking. I've never seen anybody really find the answer-- they think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.-- Ken Kesey

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Tasha


member
Location: North California, USA

Total posts: 21
Posted:Name: Tasha
Age: 24
Sex: Female
Sign: Gemini
Location: Ukiah, California
Toys: 5' Staff, 3' double staffs. tall and short flags
How Long: Staffs, and flags competivley for seven years, but only 1 year with fire
Hobbies other than the obvious: boffing (sword fighting with padded swords), historical reenacting
Fav colour: Dark Green
Fav movie: The Dark Crystal
Fav twirling moment: The first time I spun with fire


I've had people ask me if I were shipwrecked on a deserted island, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say 'How to Build a Boat.'

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carnelian angel


member
Location: New York, NY, USA

Total posts: 31
Posted:name:mila or frank, depending on ?
age:26
toys:poi, staff, contact torches, flags; i've been spinning for a bit over two years
sign:leo, red galactic skywalker
favorite color:holospectral
current location:new york city
mostest spinning moment:the first time(i.e. i did the weave without tangling, i wove fire around another's body, etc...)
mostest fire moment:when i lit one end of my staff and the other end spontaneously lit itself
favorite movies:nowhere, koyyannisqaattsi
currently listening to:theivery corporation
hobbies/interests:drawing, bookbinding, geometry, reading, dancing, outdoor sex, mysticism, recently started making clothing, start silkscreening class next week
what else....hmmm....favorite foods:sushi, avocados....favorite price:free....beautiful website i saw the other day:reflective.org...number of humans i interacted with today:about 30...there's so much to do....


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carnelian angel


member
Location: New York, NY, USA

Total posts: 31
Posted:sorry...posted twice by mistake...f

[ 12 April 2002, 19:45: Message edited by: carnelian angel ]


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ellie
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

member
Location: England

Total posts: 38
Posted:Okay, so finally I've gitten around to doing my roll call - About time I guess!
Here goes....

Name: ellie
Age: 20
Sex: Female
Location: Chelmsford, Essex (No I'm not your typical essex girl!)
Toys: Poi - but you name it I'll twirl it if I can - I've fond skipping ropes are great to pratise with!
How Long: Abt 6months,
Occupation: Youth Worker and Student
Hobbies other than the obvious: Painting, laughing and doing crazy spontanious things in the hope that I'll always live for the moment.
Fav colour: That would depend on what mood I'm in - Right now: Blue
Fav twirling moment: Got to have been on the beach at about midnight just the other week in Somerset. I LOVE THE BEACH!

Think that's all. Any other questions, write them on a postcard and send to the usual address

e*


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Lt Furlong


member
Location: Sydney

Total posts: 21
Posted:Name: Luke
Sex: Male
Age: 22
Location: Sydney Australia
Toys: Fire Poi, moving on to staff soon i hope
Been twirling for: about 2 months now, but am TOTALLY addicted now!
Occupation: Student/Support Tech
Hobbies other than obvious: Reading, Filmmaking, Drawing, Clubbing (when my finances allow) and spending far too much time with my friends
Most viewed Movie: I've lost count, but very likely Star Wars, The Crow, Fight Club or Go
Best twirling related moment in life so far: When i first lit my poi about a month ago and then just last week i put on a (brief) show for my entire extended family....i didn't singe too much hair and my mother didn't faint

Yeah, i'm another newbie, but compared to the forums i usually hang out on, this one has the most attendees by far! And my usual forum is a nerd forum! That's saying something kids


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Kender


Kender

member
Location: Springfield, MO. USA

Total posts: 33
Posted:Name: Kender (mom calls me Thomas)
Location: Springfield, MO. USA
Sex: Male
Age: 32 (is that really how old I am??)
Sign: Aries 100% Aries!!!
Occupation: Office flunky
Toys: Poi/glowballs for now, but looking into staff moves
Been twirling for: 9 months or so
Hobbies other than the obvious: Golf, bowling, rock climbing, reading
Favorite colour: Depends on my mood but mostly green or blue; any shades.
Favorite movies: Matrix, A Bug's Life, LOTR....I've got others but dont wanna take up the room.
Favorite Book(s): Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein; Rama - Arthur C. Clarke; Childhoods End - Arthur C. Clarke
Favorite saying: everybody is somebody else's weirdo.
Favorite Spinning moment: The first time I lit up! I was having a party with about 30 people. It was not only the first time I lit up but it was the first time I ever saw firespinning as well.
Favorite Lyric from a song: Put your frustrations into four letter words, and let em all come out.. -Incubus


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master sodium


member
Location: carson city, nevada

Total posts: 536
Posted:well, looks like I'm gonna be the first to break the list format. my name's master sodium (christoph), I live in carson city, nevada (A.K.A. the shitty). other than using beaming poi (still haven't had the balls or money to get the fire poi yet) I also am working on becoming an established dj, and trying to get enough money together to start throwing parties. aside from that I spend time working on the "burning man project"

you can't have a war against terrorism because war IS terrorism.it's not about worshipping fire. its about making the fire want to worship you.

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Kaos


member
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Total posts: 11
Posted:Name: Real name is Nathan but I go by Kay O. Sweaver and K.A.O.S. just about all the time now.
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada - until my next adventure...
Sex: Male
Age: 23 in a week and a day
Sign: Taurus/Iron Sheep/Beaver
Occupation: Film Student
Toys: One imaginary staff and two imaginary poi (just moved, DoH!)
Been twirling for: Nearly 5 months
Hobbies other than the obvious: Adventure sports/outdoorsmanship, writing, film schtuff, urban exploration
Favorite colour: Red, but frankly variety is the spice of life
Favorite movies: Apocalypse Now, Citizen Kane, Human Traffic plus about a million more
Favorite Book(s): Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, Sewer Gas & Electric by Matt Ruff, The Dragon & The Unicorn by A.A. Attanasio
Favorite saying:"$hit happens." <shrug>
Favorite Spinning moment: Getting over my shyness and actually giving it a go!
Favorite Lyric from a song: "I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay, I sleep all night and I work all day!" - Monty Python

Of course I'm much more than a list of facts but that'll have to suffice for now since my brain isn't all here. Cheers!

==================================
- K.A.O.S.


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greenfyregirl
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

greenfyregirl

journeyman
Location: Cheltenham, England

Total posts: 55
Posted:Name: Clare

Sex: Female

Age: 27

Location: Cheltenham

Toys: Chains, Poi, flails etc

Been doin fire for nearly a year, its my anniversary in may!

Boring Occupation

Likes to dance to techno/ hard trance/ acid techno

Loves uv

Favourite colour: Green

Does fire with a group of dirty gypo hippies (not really!) in Chelt. We're called Roastie Toastie (see web site)!
15/04/02


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surreal


surreal

member
Location: Texas - US

Total posts: 6
Posted:Howdy Hi
Name: surreal(Asherah)
Sex: F
Location: Houston Tx
URL: http://centrifugue.com
br>Western Astrology: Pisces
Taoist Astrology: Red (Yang Fire) Horse
Toys: poi; fans; flags; sword; veil
Been twirling for: about 2 years
Occupation: Belly Dance instructor; Graphics
Hobbies other than obvious: Middle Eastern Dance, Sailing, Hiking, Traveling to new places Favourite Colour: Copper
Most viewed Movie: Young Frankenstien.
Favourite Quote/Saying: I may not agree with what you say, but I'll fight to the death for your right to die in a fire of suspicious origin
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Dance is the symmetry of elegance in strength,
control in passion, and precision in motion

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ECLYPSE


member
Location: KC, MO USA

Total posts: 2
Posted:Name: John Taylor aka ECLYPSE
Sex: Male
Age: 16
Location: KC, MO USA
URL: www.welcome.to/eclypse
Toys: paintball markers, fiber optic poi(talkinf to Malcolm Crawshay about selling them through the SHOP! or contact me if you want some)
Been twirling for: almost 1 year
Occupation: TOO MANY
Hobbies other than obvious:Every thing PAINTBALL and i want to be a DJ
Favourite Colour: red and blue
Most viewed Movie: Too many i work a a theater
Favourite Quote/Saying: Life is short and chances are few, dont waist your time not having fun.
Best twirling related moment in life so far: I mastered the 1 handed butterfly and when i took my first 1 handed poi pics should be in the pic page or go to my site


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daciey


member
Location: new zealand

Total posts: 7
Posted:Name: daciey [grace]
Sex: female
Age: 15 scoripo
Location: wekaweka, new zealand
Toys: fire poi
Been twirling for: 1/2 a year
Occupation: at high school
Hobbies other than obvious: reading, driving my boom, internet
Favourite Colour: yellow, blue, red,
Most viewed Movie: the matrix
Favourite Quote/Saying: dont have one
Best twirling related moment in life so far: in public for the first time
right handed


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Earlybird


member
Location: Lismore NSW

Total posts: 19
Posted:hi .....

Name: Elly
Sex: Not quite a girl, not yet a woman
Age: 25
Location: Beautiful oneday, perfect the next. Gold Coast, Australia.
Astro: Sagittarian Fire Dragon
Toys: Poi, staff, double staff, bubbles, BIG bubbles, magic kaleidoscope
Been spinning for: nearly five years
Occupation: community arts worker, fire dancer, lantern maker, street performer
Hobbies other than obvious: Watching the world go by, contemplating the answer to the question without really caring what the question is.
Fav. colour: Green at the moment
Most viewed movie: It's a little embarassing but in the interests of honesty I think it is Dirty Dancing Also love the Neverending story, Dark Crystal and the Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
Favourite quote: Follow your Bliss
Best spinning moment: I was at a party having a spin and I was thinking I was pretty hot shit when I smacked myself on the edge of my eye, a litlle closer and I would have sustained damage. I still have a scar as a reminder. The lesson that I have carried since is to ignore my ego and just flow with it, been much more fluid and present ever since.

It's nice to meet you.....


let it out, let it go, let it all unravel,
set it free and it can be
a path on which to travel...

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breaker
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

member
Location: the burning river styx, USA

Total posts: 36
Posted:name: casper

age: 24

sex: male

location: clovis, cali or las vegas, nv

toys: mainly glowstix also photons and when i can afford them beaming and fire poi.

sign: leo/virgo yup a cuspie

guess that about summs it up, i've been spinnin for just over a year, and i must say it is the funnest way to pass the time and to scare and amaze people.


"our love withers here and dies
the story had to end in blood"

"You will not feel pain near the end, my dear
Your memory shall remain with me
As I weep upon your grave
My love...

My love..."

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breaker
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

member
Location: the burning river styx, USA

Total posts: 36
Posted:name: casper

age: 24

sex: male

location: clovis, cali or las vegas, nv

toys: mainly glowstix also photons and when i can afford them beaming and fire poi.

sign: leo/virgo yup a cuspie

guess that about summs it up, i've been spinnin for just over a year, and i must say it is the funnest way to pass the time and to scare and amaze people.


"our love withers here and dies
the story had to end in blood"

"You will not feel pain near the end, my dear
Your memory shall remain with me
As I weep upon your grave
My love...

My love..."

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:IS there 2 of you Caspar? Hence the twin posts and duel locations?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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TwirlyVic


TwirlyVic

northern monkey


Total posts: 235
Posted:Okay i guess i'll do this thing

name : victoria
age : 18
location : scabby newcastle, uk
toys : fire/glow staff, diabolo, ribbons, dancer,little bit of poi,
spinning since : feb (i think)but didnt get my own staff till march
occupation : student and dvd queen
most viewed movie : gone in 60 seconds... aww angie!
fave color : depends what, eyes blue, staff blue, clothes green/purple etc
favourite skittle : yellow
music : play guitar,piano, sing, like all music (work in record store)
other hobbies : figure skating, books, composing and various jackass renactments when i'm pissed
quote : we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars (sic)

vic xx


ex-hop-aholic, now inconsistent lurker...

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