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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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Rebirth phoenix


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Location: Brighton, Sussex, England

Total posts: 2
Posted:Name:Pete(Pedro) LockSex:maleAge:25Location:Brighton, UKTiming spinning poi:9 monthsOcc:History of art student/ChefHobbies:Oil painting(abstract/weird), larging in Brighton, reading/music etc......Movies:Run lola run, clerks, once upon a time in china and good kung fu flicks, plus about a million others!!!!!Tunes:Currently well into Bowie, Future sound of London, Aphex twin.Favourite sayings:SSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, you think you know kung fu?? Your skills are like that of a small child!!!Best twirling moment:Spinning on a rooftop in Morocco just after the 'click' at 2a.m. when the prayer chanting was in progress, nice one!

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collinsc311
SILVER Member since Oct 2001

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Location: Raleigh, NC, USA

Total posts: 5
Posted:Name: Chris CollinsSex: maleAge: 25Location: Raleigh, NC, USA Toys: fire chainsBeen twirling for: 2 monthsOccupation: Pharmaceutical ChemistHobbies other than obvious: Sports, partying, hanging with friendsFavourite Colour: redMost viewed Movie: Fast and the FuriousFavourite Quote/Saying: Two raods diverged in a yellow wood and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.Best twirling related moment in life so far: Last night I busted my cherry and spun fire for the first time. I had been spinning the streaming poi for a couple of months, and had been itching for an opportunity. It becomes addictive like no other drug the second you hear the roaring of the flames as they rush past your head. Anyway, I only hit myself twice in the arm, no harm done.

If we were all affected by Pacman as children we would be sitting in dark rooms, munching pills, and listening to electronic music!

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Fungi


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Location: Dunedin, New Zealand

Total posts: 7
Posted:Name: Matt WindsorSex: maleAge: 21Location: Dunedin, New ZealandToys: an old metal broomstick, (ok so i am yet to get into any of the fire art,and although i want to learn poi as well, im gonna start off with the broomstick - i mean staff).Been twirling for: 2 weeksOccupation: Student studying Zoology and PhysicsHobbies other than obvious: tramping/mountaineering, surfing, mountain running/biking, music (play guitar, and i like most stuff that's not pop)Favourite Colour: if i have to choose, greenMost viewed Movie: either Ace Ventura Pet Detective or Forest GumpFavourite Quote/Saying: i'm a bit obsessed with quoting the simpsons, cause any moment in life can be related to an episode! other than that, i use one syllable words lots.Best twirling related moment in life so far: well what can i say... after twirling my broom handle around my room for two weeks i have had many! i guess i managed to smash my lightbulb all over my bed - and my flatmates found that quite amusing.

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***pete
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

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Location: melbourne, victoria, australia

Total posts: 38
Posted:Name: Pete Sex: MaleAge: 17Location: Melbourne AustraliaHair Style: Mohawk that always changes color.Toys: all fire staff/double staff/poi/tye to do double poi/want fire swords and skipping rope.Been twirling for: since Melbourne Big Day Out 2001 Occupation: school kidHobbies other than obvious: Lacrosse/being a punk/all other circus stuff.Favourite Colour: Blue Most viewed Movie: Clerks/Mallrats/Chassing Amy/Dogma/Favourite Quote/Saying: i like food. food is good.Best twirling related moment in life so far: i just saw myself on the front page of a local paper twirling.

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DaRk aBeR


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Location: Fallbrook, CA , USA

Total posts: 19
Posted:Name: Dark aber(Jamehepard)Sex: male Age: 17Email: isarangheyo@netzero.netLocation: FallbrookWho I Know: MYST & califreakToys: ilove photons /glows/glow poi/mewbie to fire poi/and MYST's zoonie poi too.Been twirling for: about 6 monthsOccupation: Student at Fallbrook HighHobbies other than obvious: Break Dancing and giving lightshows.Favourite Colour: GREENMost viewed Movie: Kids...anybody else see Kids?Favourite Quote/Saying: "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves"-William Shakespeare

JM HŮisarangheyo@netzero.net

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Posted:Name: Christina PrestonLocation: Sacramento, CAToys: fire poiAge: 18Hobbies: Traveling, Ren Faires,going to the ocean, festivals,camping, backpacking, drum circles, writing, herpetology, DANCING, overral desert rat Favorite color: RedFavorite Movies: Alegria, Run, Lola, Run, Priscilla queen of the desert, Lolita,Gia, Brokedown PalaceFavorite quote " When the love for eachother exceeds the need for one & another"

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Thistle


Thistle

old hand
Location: Nottingham UK

Total posts: 950
Posted:Name: Thistle (aka Debie, Pixie)Sex: FemaleAge 31Location: Nottingham, EnglandSunsign: Lovely LibraBeen firedancing 2 years. Performing for 1 year.Toys: Poi, glowsticks, stilts, fire eating/body burning, learning staff atm.Hobbies: raves, Travelling, Reading, pottery/arts & crafts and spending time with my dogs.Occupation(s): Personal Assistant for person with disability, firedancer in nightclubs, UV poi maker. Mother.Most Watched movie: Grease.Fave Books: Clive barker, Imagica & Anything by Phillippa Gregory & Dean Koontz.Fave colour: Pink, Pink, Pink! Seriously, I love pink. Purple is quite nice too.Best personality trait: Happy to help any1 any time to do anything. Best Poi-ing Experience: Summer Solstice 2001 @ Stonehenge.------------------Onelove,Thistlefirepixie
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Are we nearly there yet?

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Posted:name: Trevage: 23loc: seven hills sydneytwirling for: 4 monthstoys: fire poiocc: elec engineerig student + projectionist hob: raving, bushwalking, skydiving(when i can afford it... almost never),camping, astronomy, ice skating & roller blading.fav colour: red & bluefav movie:???fav Quotes\sayings: "why?" "the optimist claims we live in the best of all worlds, the pesimist fears this is true" J B Cabell.best twirl moment: first time I had a go in public.

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alleykat


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Location: Brooklyn, NY

Total posts: 49
Posted:Name ~ MollyAlleyKatSex ~ grrrlAge ~ 22Location ~ BrooklynHobbies ~ Low/no budget theatre, books, food, dance, fingerpaintsDuration ~ 1st picked up a flaming staff 4 years ago, but only really since last springToys ~ poi, flaming and otherwise; staff, barelyBook ~ Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice SendakPoets ~ Nikki Giovanni, e.e. cummings*Our grief is not a cry for war*

this little light of minei'm gonna let it shine...

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Dm


Dm

AlterEgo
Location: Londonish

Total posts: 128
Posted:Name: Dominic (Dom)Sex: MaleAge: 26Star-sign: LibraLocation: London, UKURL: http://www.alternativa.co.uk/poi/Toys:
various Poi, Fire Poi, Staff (just starting staff!)Been twirling since: June/July 2001Occupation: new media whoreHobbies other than obvious: Reading, relaxing, partying, dancing, music, sleeping, experiencing lifeFavourite Books at the moment: The Magus, John Fowles and The Sparrow, Mary Doria RussellBest twirling related moment in life so far: Sober: My first spin with fire Otherwise: Spinning at dawn in the middle of Barcalona, on acid, with the Poi helping to form organic Gaudi-esque shapes in my mind. Wow![This message has been edited by Alternativa (edited 12 October 2001).]


We're nothing but the nerds they think we are

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Draco Dominus


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Location: Leicester, England

Total posts: 14
Posted:Name: Draco Dominus, The Keeper Of The Tallisman Of FireSex: MaleAge: Immortal, 20 years in this BodyLocation: Leicester, EnglandToys: Glo-sticks, anything that Burns.Hobbies: DJing, Dancing.Spinning for: `Bout 5/6 monthsFavourite animal: Dragons (D`oh)Favourite film: The CrowFavourite quote: "Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of every Child" - Eric Draven, The Crow. or: So, You finally found something worse than me, huh? - Richard B. Riddik, Pitck Black------------------Respect the flames, for from them emerges heat, and light, let this Light guide you, and this heat warm your heart, from fire comes Life.[This message has been edited by Draco Dominus (edited 12 October 2001).]

Respect the flames, for from them emerges heat, and light, let this Light guide you, and this heat warm your heart, from fire comes Life.

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BongoCIH


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Location: Newcastle, Australia

Total posts: 16
Posted:Name : BongoCIH (Paul)Sex : GuyAge : 20Location : Newcastle, AustraliaToys : About 50 sets of practice poi, one set of 2x2.5" fire poi, flags, teatowels, mice (computer variety), anything that resembles a poi.How long ? : Since MarchOccupation : Student/Youth WorkerHobbies : Controlled Pyromania, Spinning, Web Design, Games (I'm Semi-Professional), Reading.Favourite movie/s : Tron, Sneakers, Starwars (All), The Matrix, The Net, Johnny Mnemonic, Gone in 60sec, Fast and Furious, AntiTrust, Hackers..Favourite book : Series called "Song of Albion" written by Stephen Lawhead, and most sci-fi you can pay $1 down at the local shop. Asimov is good though....Favourite music : I'm very particular about my taste in music, I like Weird Al Yankovic and songs which mean stuff to me.I enjoy spinning to worship music and see this as a new field in which to expand my skills....Favourite quotes : "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another" -Proverbs 27:17"We work in the dark, we do what we can,we give what we have,our doubt is our passion,and our passion is our task,all the rest is the madness of art..."Best Twirling related moment so far : First time I picked up the poi, and not freaking out by the heat, but enjoying the gentle whooshing sound.Another great moment was when I was spinning on the streets of Brazil and we had heaps of people stop and watch. This was the first time I did I slow spin to worship music....was a really powerful moment.Freakiest spinning moment:Did a spinning gig in a small club during a hardcore concert (in Brazil), the ceiling was about 6'6" and there was virtually no ventilation.We did the show, slipping and sliding around on the kero soaked dance floor, tears streaming from our eyes involuntarily from the kero fumes and trying not to hit the nylon curtain behind us or burn the crowd infront of us. As soon as the performance ended we headed straight to the open air... Was an interesting experience indeed..

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Katinca


Katinca

See my vest.... see my vest...
Location: Adelaide - South Australia

Total posts: 693
Posted:*bump*

Love and Light

~*~ Katinca ~*~

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Bendy


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Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Total posts: 750
Posted:Name: Bendy, Rhino (Ryan)Sex: maleAge: 23Location: Adelaide, AustraliaToys: fire poi, non-fire poi (can be joined to become meteor), staff and double staffBeen twirling for: poi 5 months, staff/doubles 2 weeksOccupation: Computer programmerHobbies other than obvious: reading, computing, doofing, mountain biking.Favourite Colours: orange and red Most viewed Movie: Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones trilogy, Back to the Future trilogy.Favourite Quote/Saying: Sometimes when I get up in the morning, I feel very peculiar. I feel like I've just got to bite a cat! I feel like if I don't bite a cat before sundown, I'll go crazy! But then I just take a deep breath and forget about it. That's what is known as real maturity. - SnoopyBest twirling related moment in life so far: The moment I decided to start.[This message has been edited by Bendy (edited 17 January 2002).]

Courage is the man who can stop after only one peanut

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Firefairy


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Location: UK

Total posts: 115
Posted:Name: Victoria, Vicky, Vics, Stick......From: UKHow my freinds would describe me: Peaceful, loyal (if i am always late), a trampBeen fire poi-ing for: 1 year Been staffing for; about 3 yrs but im shitBest fire moment; 1st performance - I dreaded performing but made myself do itInterests; self development, spirituality stuff, trees.Best smells; fires and newspapers

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Wren


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Location: Mt. Horeb, Wi, USA

Total posts: 33
Posted:Name: Wren, Javier, Jesse (take your pick)email: wrenhopper@hotmail.comAge: 19Sex: MaleLocation: Mt. Horeb (near Madison), WI (moo)Occupation: Teller/Student (Eventually an architect, I hope)Political Offiliation: GreenBeen twirling for: Uh, 1.5 weeks (just got my practice poi)Favorite Color: GreyFavorite Movies: American Beauty, Requiem for a Dream, North by NorthwestFavorite saying: I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul (Note: I am not a fan of T. McVeigh)Favorite Books: Animal Farm, The Land RemembersFavorite Musical Group: SublimeFavorite Food: Dirty RiceOk, I think I've given you enough information...

-WrenAnd that, my friends, is condensed evil.

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cutie poi girlie


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Location: porthtowan, truro, cornwall

Total posts: 237
Posted:Name cutie poi girlie (Alina)Sex Fage only 13...Location CornwallToys poi(getting some fire chains soon, woohoo, can't wait, etc.)Been twirling 1 and a 1/2 yrsOccupation schoolhobbies snakeboardingfave colour blackfave movie the beach

Luv peace 'n' chicken grease Al X x

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Reese


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Location: Virginia Beach, VA -USA

Total posts: 6
Posted:Name: KatySex :Dude trapped in a female shellAge: 22Location: Virginia Beach VA-USAToys: Poi(just glowsticks til i stop whacking myself)Been Twirling For: just started a few days ago after one lesson at Pennsic in AugustOccupation: Bartender and student-teacherOther Hobbies: Singing,jamming on my guitars,dancing,contact juggling..anything else that amuses me!Favorite Movie: American Beauty..and i can't watch Moulin Rouge enough!Favorite Quote: "Art is why I get up in the morning"--Ani Difrancook..this is my first post so i hope it's aight! [This message has been edited by Reese (edited 21 October 2001).]

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hexonlegs


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Location: Newcastle,Tyne & Wear, UK

Total posts: 12
Posted:Name: HEXLocation:Newcastle-Upon-Tyne,UKAge:NOWToys:Pyro & stiltsBeen spinning: 'bout 3 months and loving it, would love to learn meteorLoves: Climbing,Nintendo,Performing,Terry Pratchet

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nexus_sun


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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 47
Posted:Name: AshleySex: maleAge: old enough to know betterLocation: Bondi, Sydney, AuStarsign: AriesBeen firedancing 1 year. Performing for 1 year.Toys: Poi, glowsticks, staff, attempting double staff.Hobbies: bush doofs, travelling, creating.Occupation(s): what's that?Most Watched movie: star warts.Fave Books: Dancers at the end of time.Fave colour: Blue.Best personality trait: a balanced optimist. Best Poi-ing Experience: Bush doof summer 2000

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Demonthesys


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Location: Walnut Creek

Total posts: 11
Posted:Name: Irwin (Like Erwin with an I)Sex: maleAge: 15Location: Walnut CreekPoi for about....uhhh....dunnoToys: HOP performance Poi...and Glowsticks...working way up 2 fire tho
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Hobbies: Art, Computers,Fav movie: The MatrixFav Bandz: Sublime, Lousy Lovers www.lousylovers.net (Hey Scott)


In order to create apple pie, you must first create the universe.

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LPH


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Location: on the ceiling of my shoe....

Total posts: 20
Posted:Name-LPH(guy)Sex-maleage-24Location- Tel-Aviv ,Israeltoys -poi,staff and arubber duck
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got the twirl bug - ayear ago in thailandOccupation -self employed (was thinking into starting acareer in origami )hobbies -reading , long walks on the beach ,candle lit dinners,bubble baths ...and if you choose me ,bachelor number 1 you'll recieve ...woops! i'm on the wrong thread stupid !! where was i ? ah yea .stars - in the sky sign - scorpioncolour-bluefav movie - monty python ...each and every 1 of them .
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fav Quote- 1."fuck it dude ,let's go bowling " , "and now for something completly different " .


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wulff


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Location: SA, TX, USA

Total posts: 79
Posted:Name: wulff (greg)Sex: maleAge: 21Location: San Antonio, TXURL: http://www.nytefyre.netToys:
glow poi, soon fire poi, staff, firestaff is next
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Been twirling for: poi 6 mnths, staff 10 yrs (early preoccupation w/ TMNT)Occupation: isp techHobbies other than obvious: snowboarding, reading, writing, drawing, driving my celica, being a starbucks bum(and i hate coffee)Favourite Colour: black/crimson(depends if you count black)Most viewed Movie: HackersFavourite Quote/Saying: Fun Fun Silly WillyBest twirling related moment in life so far: being buzzed by this beautiful fire twirler named Aurora at KerrFest-------------Well helow to all of you. I've posted once or twice, but this is my official hello.JediMaster(or is it Masta): Atlantis, at the Asylum. This guy Ed and I plan on twirling there if you wanna join us. I met you a few weeks back at that really small party there. FYI-wulff


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monilux


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Location: dublin Ireland

Total posts: 3
Posted:My name is moniluxI am 47 and I like itI am (going to keep it clean here, you're all so young) female (very)Twirling for 4 monthsMy passions are the poi parrots smoking music dancing(and I really don,t care what u young ones think when u,r mothers get onto the dance floor) laughing the sun the ocean bikers!To earn a living I make crystal water features and clean fish tanksMy best poi moment, bar picking them up, was twirling for 20 minutes without wacking myselfAmbition: to be a busker!Best book: Stranger in a strange landMovie: The Matrix. InsignificanceQuote: Live like there's no tomorrow Love like you've never been hurt Dance like no-one is watching you!Life is a gift. Be well Be happy.

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PlyflHart


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Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Total posts: 7
Posted:Name: KCNick: PlyflHart :PSEX: boiAge: *sniffles* 19Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Occupation: Massage therapy (student)Hobbies&Toys: Various Poi, lego, dancing, Fav Poi: Streemers (long gymnastic ribbons)URL: www.etard.ca/kclooking at me you woudlnt guess: Quote: "i'd rather be hated for something i am, than loved for something i'm not"

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Since we have to be registered users to post now...I think I'll bump this!
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(That and I was looking up how old someone is!
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Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Mark P
BRONZE Member since Oct 2001

Mark P

old hand
Location: Bath, England

Total posts: 1031
Posted:Name: Mark ParnellSex: MaleAge: 24Location: Bath, EnglandToys: Poi (fire) Wire Wool Cages (scary!) Staff (fire - new toy). Chemicals (pretty colours
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)Hobbies: Pyromaniac, climbing, mountain biking.Spinning for: 3 WeeksFavourite animal: LionFavourite film: The Matrix / Leon------------------Mark P (the mad chemist)


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Who were you looking up P?------------------C@ntus

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

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Actually, you and Charles, Cantus love...
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------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:I'm 27 and he's 26. You only had to ask.------------------C@ntus

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

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