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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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Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:off topic i know but if ur gonna be in nawlins long dut we should meet up, my friend is moving there for work (tech theatre.) what would you think about spinnin' at mardi gras next year? (gives me time to get ok at least!:P)

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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Ilithiya


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Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

Total posts: 1
Posted:Here I am... finally got around to registering and posting...
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Name: IlithiyaSex: Most definitely female.Age: 23Location: Portland, OR, USAURL: http://www.darksites.com/souls/goth/ilithiya/Toys:
Poi, plain staff, chained staff; both either glowstick/streamer or sparklers. ((Won't use fire right now as I'm expecting my second "small" @ the end of April. :eek [image]http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubb/images/icons/smile.gif">)"Playing[/image]Fav music to spin to: Nine Inch Nails, Perfect Circle, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and that song from Savior ("Rasti Rasti" by Moba. They're Bulgarian).Current Project: Twirling costume, and waiting for the 4th of July to stock up on sparklers.Occupation: MommyGoth. Eww.
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Other Hobbies: Archery, goth, beading, SCA, Diablo II, costuming, bellydance, pool, sushi, my guitar. And my kids, of course.Fav Color: Too many to list.Fav Music: Cure, Depeche Mode, Autechre, Alice in Chains, Sisters of Mercy, AttritionMost Viewed Movies: Maverick, SLC Punk, Fav Animal: Fish. They're pretty, they're quiet, they're nontoxic, and they don't make messes.Fav Quote: "You can't make someone love you. You can only stalk them and hope for the best."Best Twirling Moment: When I'll be able to practice for long enough at a time to make lighting up worth it.
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-=* Today was a total waste of eyeliner... *=-

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xLessThanJakex


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Location: Reading, UK

Total posts: 155
Posted:Hello to all new people XXX------------------Where there is sorrow I seek the Flame - Rumi

Where there is sorrow I seek the Flame - Rumi

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fire junkie


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Location: Australia, NSW

Total posts: 4
Posted:name: Brendon, aka. Bronnosex: male Age: 17, geminiwhere: Australia, NSWWhat do i play with: single staffHow long: about 2 weeksJob: none, im at high schoolHobbies, other than obvious: reading, Singing, partying, guitar and chillin'Favourite colour: Blue/greenfavourtie movie: Almost FamousFavourtie book(s): Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy trilogy (in five parts)Best quote: "Ford, you're turning into a penguin, Stop it!" - Hitchhikers guide to the galaxyBest twirling moment: first time i lit up, at a friends birthday party, a couple of people had their fire staves and some glowpoi, it was one of the funniest nights ever! I have video to prove it!Parting messgae: Flame On!!

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dibs_star


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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, Uk

Total posts: 603
Posted:NAME: Dibs (birth name: Helen - yuk!)AGE: 19 (Aquarian)LOCATION: Edinburgh, ScotlandEMAIL: dibs_star@hotmail.comTOYS: Fire/Ribbon PoiBeen twirling for about 12 monthsOCCUPATION: Drama School StudentHOBBIES: Capoeira, Yoga, Thai Chi - I like bending - anything to do with Water. Dancing, wearing fluff and many many other things.COLOUR: BlueMOVIE: 'The Piano', 'Dancer in the Dark'QUOTE: 1) "When we can beging with the simplicity of enjoying life, of understanding, of sppreciating - then, and only then, can we make a profound difference in our own existence and in the existence around us."2)"When every single breath becomes important, when every single moment means something to you, then there is no sorrow or regret. There is just a human being that has been dusted off, and all that exists is clarity."Thats me guys!!

Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love aren't we already there? If there is someone willing to show, and there is someone willing to see; magic happens. This is whem humans are alive. This is when the wingless fly.

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dibs_star


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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, Uk

Total posts: 603
Posted:Oh, and I'm Female. Or atleast I was last time I checked.

Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love aren't we already there? If there is someone willing to show, and there is someone willing to see; magic happens. This is whem humans are alive. This is when the wingless fly.

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fire dawn


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Location: England

Total posts: 1
Posted:name: dawnAge: 15Location: south west england (exeter)Toys: poi an im gonna lern contact juggleing :0)Favorate colour: blackBest twirling moment: when i first lit em a few weeks backbin twirlin for a few monthsFavorate saying: its not me thats weard its everyone elce

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Soular


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Location: Norman, Oklahoma, USA

Total posts: 7
Posted:Name: Soular(Ryan)Sex: MaleAge: 23 (Capricorn)Location: Norman, OklahomaToys: practice/fire poiPlaying with poi since november 2001Occupation: professional studentIntrests:fire of course, computers(OCing), gaming, snowboarding no mountians here though
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,watching college sports, reading, dancing, digital music, roadtrips, and everything else.Favourite Color: any shade of blue, and gray Favorite Movie: so many to choose fromFavorite song at the moment of this post: Riva, StringerFavorite Book: The Fountainhead------------------And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy. It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth, but rather a heart INFLAMED and a soul enchanted.It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear, but rather an image you see though you close youreyes, and a song you hear though you shut your ears. -Kahlil Gibran[This message has been edited by Soular (edited 28 March 2002).]


And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy. It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth, but rather a heart inflamed and a soul enchanted.It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear, but rather an image you see though you close youreyes, and a song you hear though you shut your ears. -Kahlil Gibran

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awestruck


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Location: Seattle, Wa, USA

Total posts: 1
Posted:Name: Jeff (no nick name as of yet)Sex: MaleAge: 26Location: Seattle WashingtonToys: Fire Poi/glow sticks/soon staffBeen twirling for: 10 monthsHobbies other than obvious!:up for anythingFavourite Colour: BlueMost viewed Movie: Seven/TOOL DVDFavourite Quote/Saying: Life feeds on life, feeds on life, feeds on life! ~Rev.Maynard~Best twirling related moment in life so far: Every time I pick up the strings![This message has been edited by awestruck (edited 28 March 2002).]

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Tobster85


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Total posts: 4
Posted:Name: Tobster (Toby) - Tobs for shortSex: maleAge: 16Location: Georgia, USAToys: glowsticks so far...Been glowstck dancing for: about 2 yearsOccupation: StudentHobbies other than obvious: reading, skiing, travelling, doofing, cruising in my Chevy!Favourite Colour: green Most viewed Movie: The MatrixFavourite Quote/Saying: Click here for them. Best twirling related moment in life so far: Everytime I go out and triwl my sticks
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AIM: tpjr11ICQ: 53329270Email: woot@comcast.net


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Itsgottab


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Location: NZ

Total posts: 244
Posted:thankyou tobster58 that was most enjoyable.

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Ash Blackstar


Ash Blackstar

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Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA

Total posts: 177
Posted:Heyla all.Name: Kim BushLocal: San Antonio Texas, USAFave Colors: Black, Silver, Red and GreenHobbies: Spinning, Dancing, High Fantasy Society, and SCASex: FemaleAge: 17FAve Animals: Cats, and SnakesOccupation: StudentSkills: Dancing, Poi, Sword, Staff and Bow fighting, MArtial Arts, Writing, Flute and Hand Drums.Ashia[This message has been edited by Ashia BlackHawk (edited 29 March 2002).]

Ash Blackstar

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, But Whips and Chains excite me"
"Only way to deal with Drama, heavy weaponry and a strong does of grow the Hell up"

"I reject your reality and substitute my own" Adam Savage - Mythbusters

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Aunty Gravity


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Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Total posts: 2
Posted:Name: MaddySex: femaleAge: 24Location: Leeds, EnglandToys: Homemade practise poi (ouch), Newly purchased Kiwido (much kinder on the head)Been twirling for: about 1 month, when I get the timeOccupation: Through the week I work for the government (sounds a bit cooler than "Civil Servant"), at weekends I'm a Bar Supervisor in a nightclub (ooh the power)Hobbies other than obvious: I have two jobs, not much time for hobbiesFavourite Colour: pastely colours (but not yellow) Favourite Quote/Saying: "Oh, It's all gone pearshaped" or, "Muppet!"
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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Which nightclub?

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

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Aunty Gravity


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Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Total posts: 2
Posted:Evolution. Know it?

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Heard of it.More of a Arches in Sheffield kinda guy myself (as are several others round here too).

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

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Paddy


back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W

Total posts: 884
Posted:A little late with this, but better late than never...Name: Paddy SpearSex: maleAge:19Sign: CancerLocation: Kingston, ON, Canada (school year) and Aurora, ON, Canada (summer).URL: n/a!Toys: glowsticks, tennisball poi, really bad homemade streamer poi, and firepoi.Been twirling for: 5 months.Occupation: trying to find one! best do that soon or I'm screwed for next year.Hobbies other than obvious: 3D animation, making electronic muzak, treehouse building.Favourite Colour: green, silver, gray.Favorite food: salmon!Favorite book: my collection of short stories by HP Lovecraft.Favorite album: selected ambient works v2 by aphex twin.Most viewed Movie: The abyssFavourite Quote/Saying: "I'm a fan of..."Ex. "Would you like fries with that?" "Yes please, I'm a fan of the french fries."It's stupid and I don't know where I got it from but god knows I can't stop saying it.Best twirling related moment in life so far: being filmed at a rave for a video the rave promoter was making. apparently after 4 months I was good enough for that!
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poipixie


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Location: Brisvegas, Aus

Total posts: 53
Posted:hey there everybody,ive been visiting HOP for awhile now but i figure its about time i actually got round to registering so here i am.
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Name: SamSex: FemaleLocation: the land down underSign: TaurusBeen Twirling for: a couple of months but not as often as i'd like. Toys: fire poi. poi is were my passion lies but i definitely want to be at least competent at staff etc. Fave colour: PurpleBest Twirling related moment in life so far: definitely when i got the BTB weave; it took a few hours and more than a few bruises (..i really should invest in some of those practice pois) but it was the most amazing and rewarding thing.ok, well that was fun, and im no longer a HOP virgin... makes my life worth living :P------------------Earth my body, water my blood, air my breath and fire my spirit.


--*SaM*--

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*Spinstar*


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Location: Kansas City MO, US

Total posts: 6
Posted:Full Name: Spinstar the Spinster (you can call me Sarah)Age:20 Sex:FemFrom:Kansas City,Missouri,United StatesE-Mail: Spinstar_x@hotmail.com(Jez,I hope no one gets there info stolen off of this sight)Toys:a love for all things poi and I am going to learn juggling too!Time Spent: Lots! I had to teach myself!Hobbies other than the obvious:Traveling, being artisticly absurd and thoughtful, sailing!,anything outdoors.Job:Hostess,Desk Agent at a HotelWhat I really wanna do:Backpack for a few years around America then Europe so I can calm down and get a couple of degrees.

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crescent blaze


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Location: eugene, OR USA

Total posts: 7
Posted:name: zacsex: maleage: 20astrology: cancer sun, virgo rising, aries moonlocation: eugene, oregonoccupation: hardwood floor installer/refinishertoys: 4' and 6' stavesother interests: frisbee, massage, laying stoned in the sun, reading about how i can contribute to helping free people from the laws inhibiting their freedom set about by our unjust dominator culturefavorite color: green green greenfavorite movies: easy rider and alice in wonderlandfavorite bands: led zeppelin and toolfavorite website: HOME OF POI!!! this place is almost too cool for its own good------------------"...the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles" -Kerouac

...the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles -Kerouac

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arsn


arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...

Total posts: 1903
Posted:I may aswell do this hey!!!Name: TroyAge: 18Sex: MaleLocation: Melbourne, AustraliaToys: Whips, leath... I mean Stick, Fire poi's and Double glow pois.Been twirling for: ... about three months...Occupation: next question...Hobbies other than obvious: ummm... hanging with and finding new friends... writing poems...Quote: What tha??? (thanks Rove)Best twirl'in moment: Braken my ankle with my stick... I've never been able to top that one!!!E-mail me... dragonsstair@hotmail.com

I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:*bump*

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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.:* Moon Pixie *:.


.:* Moon Pixie *:.

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: .:*over the rainbow*:.

Total posts: 3492
Posted:this is a pretty fun name game!

Name: Elke

Gender: Female

Star sign: Leo

Age:21

Favourite toys: My Little Pony, skipping rope, hoola hoop. . . oh you mean now Staff, double sticks, pixie sticks, poi (comet & fire), stilts, drum, kalimba, shakers, Zills . . . to many to mention everything! I love to play! (I still injoy skipping and hoola hoops too)

Been Twirling since:1995

What else I do for fun: Dance, (Belly Dance and free form) make music, fairyish things, walk in the rain forest, create, fairy/creature doll making, surround myself with beautiful people, sit and just be. . .

Favorite Colour: I love them all!

Favorite Movie: The Dark Crystal

Magick Twirling Moment: There's too many of them!

Funny Twirling Moment: when I was trying this two person thing with this guy and I hit him in the head.. . and then we started going out (we're not going out anymore)

Where & When: Moon Fest, each full moon, at shorncliffe Beach (northside of Brizzy) Come Play!

http://communities.msn.com/moonfest
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Please Note: When I use it's a cheeky pixie kind of not a mean sort of in your face kind of (just thought I'd clear that up)

[ 12 April 2002, 11:29: Message edited by: Moon Pixie ]


*:...one day all the fairy fridges will be aligned and my pixie world will be complete...:*

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arsn


arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...

Total posts: 1903
Posted:I love love love Dark Crystal, to all of haven't seen it... DO!!!... and just in case... it's done only with puppets... just in case thats not you cup of tea... you might like coffee for all I know???

I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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arsn


arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...

Total posts: 1903
Posted:I love love love Dark Crystal, to all of haven't seen it... DO!!!... and just in case... it's done only with puppets... just in case thats not you cup of tea... you might like coffee for all I know???

I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Oh, is that who you are Moon Pixie. I was wondering. I've got a book written by you . I recommend it to everyone. I've actually given my copy to my young lady now....

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

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regulae


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Location: Israel

Total posts: 23
Posted:hey all, been lurking for a while and now the time to post!!!

Name: regulae, floy3d, meneaito, Alon
Location: Ecuador
Age: 18
sex: M
shampoo: Herbal Escenses
toothpaste: colgate
boxers or briefs: boxers
i do eat the entire broccoli
hobbies: writing, reading, cooking
toys: poi, about to start with fire next week!!!
been twirling for 7 months
best poi moment: two actually...when just started i took my comet poi to a club and too people ask me to borrow it, whe i looked at them i said"wow theyre great!!" and afterwards they asked me to teach them the other one recently on the beach (live in the mountains dont go to the beach often) i was asked to twirl be a complete stranger "so they can see something interesting" i am very humble.., dont like to say im a good spinner and i get really flatered when someone says it to me.

peace

Alon


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Tracered


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Location: Salem, Oregon USA

Total posts: 71
Posted:Name: Tracered (Reed)

Sex: male

Age: 19

Location: Salem Oregon, USA

URL:
http://www.willamette.edu/~ckeil[/URL]
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Toys: Fire poi / flags / contemplating some long staff

Been twirling for: 7 months, now part of a 10 person troupe in Salem

Occupation: student

Hobbies other than obvious: reading, writing techno (on my Roland MC-505), raving, camping, hiking, the opposite sex

Favourite Colour: green (like my flames!)

Most viewed Movie: Spaceballs, or Monty Python and the search for the holy grail

Favourite Quote/Saying: Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.-- AlbertEinstein

Best twirling related moment in life so far: Either the first time I lit my poi, or spinning with 11 other people on the beach and finally nailing the 5 beat weave on film at the same time.

Email: heilkeil@hotmail.com

[ 10 April 2002, 06:21: Message edited by: Tracered ]


An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind - Mahatma Gandhi

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Tracered


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Location: Salem, Oregon USA

Total posts: 71
Posted:Wow, its a small world, regulae. Well, and the fact that Quito is a pretty big city. My roomate at school is from Quito as well. I have been trying to geet him to start spinning fire with me, but he doesn't think he could learn. Guess you can't force a man, though.

An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind - Mahatma Gandhi

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Fairy Lady


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Location: fairieland

Total posts: 63
Posted:Name: Molly
Sex: Female
Age: 24
Location: Indiana, USA
Toys: poi
I have been spinning for about three months now
Occupation: crappy
Hobbies: reading, belly dancing, sewing, causeing a rukus
Favourite Colour: green
I saw a now friend twirl fire in september and in Jan another showed up with poi she had been doin for 12 years the next day i found your web site and have been on 2-3 times a day since then. you guys are so helpful and extremely funny at times too.
Email: fairy_wing@hotmail.com


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