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Hello. I've been a mixnmojo reader for ages. I have a degree in applied mathematics and am currently studying music composition, because that's what I want to do. I'm 25, and I've played adventure games ever since the age of four, thanks to my father, who took me to his job (and tortured me with English-language quizzes before I could start off Zak McKracken - see the mojo article for more info).

 

Apart from LucasArts, I grew up with a fair bit of Sierra adventures, although mostly was obsessed with Space Quest, and Leisure Suit Larry (for obvious reasons for both). Was a huge fan of the Gobliiins series, and was very happy to have lived my early teen years with the development of what is probably the "golden era" of CD-ROM adventures. I am a rabid fan of Revolution Software Broken Sword series, The Last Express, Little Big Adventure, all things LucasArts, TellTale, DoubleFine, and Nintendo. May also say some kind things about less popular titles, such as Lost Eden, or Discworld games. Don't freak out. I just have terrible taste.

 

Oh, I also happen to be obsessed with Great Britain for no good reason whatsoever. Well, I suppose if you don't count things like their tv shows, and electronic music. I'm not American, despite living in the states at the moment.

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There's quite a few bands I like from down-under, but they're all from the 80s - Flying Nun-type bands.

 

At one point I was the creator/administrator of the Dimmer website (Dimmer being the band of former Straitjacket Fits frontman Shayne Carter). I do a fair bit of work for Paul McKessar these days, who owned Flying Nun after Roger Shephard sold it.

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At one point I was the creator/administrator of the Dimmer website (Dimmer being the band of former Straitjacket Fitz frontman Shayne Carter). I do a fair bit of work for Paul McKessar these days, who owned Flying Nun after Roger Shephard sold it.

That's really cool! I think The Chills are/were an NZ band weren't they? Some of their stuff is absolutely fantastic.

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Yeah, The Chills still get together every so often. Basically whoever Martin Phillips wants to surround himself with a the time. At my elder two kids' school assembly last term, the whole school (5-12 year olds) sang Heavenly Pop Hit.

 

It was spine-chillingly awesome, and cute.

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Congratulations to CHOP-E by the way!

Thanks Im super excited to be Mrs. Sitherino. :D

 

Hi, I'm Ray. I made my first post here at Mojo like five years ago so holler at me.

 

 

Today I'm here to say (once again) CHOP-E and Sithey should create offspring ASAP because they're such a cuuuute couple <3 ;~~

 

hahaha Thanks all you guys are so great. :)

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Mh, introduce or intrude? :D

 

Hi, I´m Sven. I think you ought to know that! ;) I´m 19 years old. I´ve internet since 2005. You can say it´s not long ago. And was a little bit late. :D I´ve a PC since I´m 8 years old and later I got my second LA-adventure: The Dig (2004 or 05). And from then on I´m interested in LA. Later, I got Full Throttle (2004 or 05) and I bought all others later by myself (2005 or 06 and later). My first games were Dott (and MM), Goblins 3, BioMenace 1, Bash 1, Commander Keen 1-8, Harry 1 and so on. I can´t remember of all.

I live in Schwaikheim, that´s near Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg. It´s in Germany, Europe, Earth uhm Milky Way. ;)

My fathers uncle marryed an Englishwoman. But I saw him only 1 times in Germany. I wasn´t in Great Britain, yet. :( Before you ask: I learned nothing from him. I learnd english in school, like near everybody and the rest by myself. I asked my teacher about a few words (I knew the other words) and I translated the whole BioMenace 1 in my thoughts. It´s ca. 8 or 7 years ago. :cool: I had an old 386 (Windows 3.11), 486 (Windows 3.11 and later 95), a Pentium 2 or 3 (Windows 98) and now a Pentium 4 (Windows XP) but I´m on a new one. It must be a very good, fast PC. I hate the further development. I keep my P4 for internet and old games.

I make a train to a butcher. But don´t worry I don´t slaughter.

I´m interested in adventure games (especially LucasArts or Star Wars Arts? :D ), walking (I like it, like in an adventure game like The Dig), music, internet, reading, swimming, Wikipedia a little bit, riding a bike and my car and in vehicles (Nissan/Datsun/Infiniti) I´ve one by myself and my father. ;) My sister has a Ford.

 

Mh, did I forget anything?

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Hi. I'm James, 23, Yorkshire, UK, really like commas, and I work as a software engineer for an amoral defence contractor. Currently managed to skint myself through various large purchases and trips, so am now saving up to either A) Move somewhere better! or B) Bugger off round Europe for a bit, if only for a couple of months. I'm not very good at saving up though. Life is a bit too easy at the moment and I need to get off my arse anyway.

 

Erm.. currently looking forward to August, where I'll be going to the Edinburgh Fringe for a bit, possibly heading to Cologne for some geeky games festival thing, and then finally setting up a tent in the mud for Leeds Fest. Should be at Glastonbury right now damnit! Cheers for moving to Northern Ireland, Greg. Bastard.

 

That's all.

 

elTee: You're 24 aren't you? Is your memory going or sumfing, grandad?

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Heh! Good thread.

 

Hello. I'm a 30 year old LucasArts Classic Adventure obsessed little boy. Part of this comes from seeing Monkey Island at a friend's house when I was 11 years old and then collecting everything with a purple L on it until about ten years ago, and part of it comes from enjoying the escape these games offer from my slightly more technical job. But most of it comes from a fantasy about striding into a bar and walking up to the first hot woman introducing myself as Guybrush Threepwood, Ghost Busting Stud.

 

The Monkey Island SCUMM Bar was the first site I ever visited saw on this thing called the internet. A few years later I was having regular email correspondence with Skyfox. I thought it was the coolest thing in the whole world and made my own site called SCUMM. This went very well until I started failing subjects at school. But in a box in the back of some cupboard lies a CD with the raw material used in SCUMM and one day I will bring it back. Oh yes. In fact... hell I'm gonna go look for it right now.

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Hi I'm Aububuh. I have been a big Lucasarts fan ever since I got a copy of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, and since then have been trying to get all of the adventure games I can get my hands on.

 

I discovered Mojo around when Tales of Monkey Island was announced, and have been visiting ever since, but I only got a chance to join recently, because I couldn't think of a cool nickname until now.

 

This seems like a great forum, and I hope to become a part of the community. Or, if I don't, then I've probably forgotten my password and forgotten about the site. But that won't happen. Probably.

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Welcome Aububuh to the Mojo empire, it's always nice to see a new face (or avatar/nickname in this case).

 

If you are the kind of people (like me) that usually forgets usernames and passwords, then you should use Firefox, which reminds them for you, and also Xmarks, which backs up all that info online so that you don't lose it even if something bad happens to your computer.

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Hi everyone. It just occured to me that I haven't formerly introduced myself even though I've been coming to the forums for several years now.

 

My name is Joop, I'm 23 and I live in Holland.

I'm a voice actor, specializing in Dutch and English.

I've been playing Point Click Adventure Games since I was about 8 years old, which started with Day of the Tentacle at my nephews house.

Even though my main focus is on voice acting, I have been in a few plays and have even done some modelling!

I managed to get a diploma in Multimedia Design, after which I dropped out of Theatre School and Audio/Visual Production.

My hair is probably the shortest of you all since I got a really short haircut just yesterday.

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I've done a couple of cartoons, some commercials, even a computer game. All still relatively small stuff though.

It's hard getting into the big animated features, so I'm trying to build a name for myself.

The market for dubbing is getting bigger and bigger in the Netherlands, so there still is a chance of me one day getting the voice of Guybrush Threepwood or something like that. :)

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I thought I should present an update report on the facts presented in my introduction.

2010 UPDATE:

My hair is not that long anymore, and I have it cut with more regularity. I'm suspiciously losing hair, so I should have that checked by a specialist, my hair is probably the source of all my powers and I wouldn't want to lose that.

 

The Dig Museum remains un-updated (down-dated?), although 2010 sounds like a year in which something might occur to it, something good.

On the other hand the Thrillville site has become the Thrillville Quarterly and is very alive and I have many brilliant plans for it.

 

I still choose Pepsi over coke whenever I can choose, so that remains unchanged.

 

And as a side note: It is too damn hot on this hemisphere! I envy you, fancy Europeans with your frozen-cold winter. We are currently "enjoying" of 33 degrees Celsius (or 91.4 degrees Fahrenheit).

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It is? Hmmm... where can I find said market? I've always wanted to try acting some voices, but I have no idea where or how to begin.

 

You should try making a demo reel. You can send it to various dubbing studios around Holland, most of them are located around Hilversum and Amsterdam.

It's hard getting in though, a lot of people think it's "just doing a voice", it's not, there's a lot more to it.

If you're really serious about it, there are also some courses you can take. You should just google them, they're bound to pop up. :)

Good luck!

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