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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:04 pm

Very glad that you're still with us Penfold. :shock:

And I'm sorry, but I have to say this - that Penfold avatar looks just like you. :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:44 pm

There are worse characters to look like - Penfold's a great character, brave loyal and always looking for the best in things and others. Except maybe Silas Greenback? :lol:

Re Ellies and Marula fruit - they do get p*ssed in the other way when they can't get at any! :wink: They really, really love to eat them! :lol: Where did you safari guide Penfold? :D

V. glad to have another LotR fan on here :wink:
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:42 pm

tony is right your the spit of penfold,nice recovery as well :)
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Postby Dotsie » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:22 pm

How thrilling! And quite scary :shock: I look like Fenella from Chorlton and the Wheelies. Not really (she's green), but I always thought she was really cool 8)
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:14 pm

Good 'un Penfold. :P

Liked the story at the end.
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Postby Quark » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:49 am

Int-er-esting.... 8)

Personal stats
Real First Name: David
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Birthday: 8/8/95
Occupation/Former occupation(s): Geek.
Hobbies: Computers, fantasy, and Lego
Things you love: Beta testing
Pet Peeves: My classmates

Discworld and Pterry favourites list (you can have more than 1 if you want!)
Book: Feet of Clay
Favourite passage: Not sure. :P
Character: Twoflower
Song: Don't know any.
Pterry Quote: I'll think about it.
Quote from a book: Still thinking about it.
Place in the books: Unseen University!

Your personal favourites (you can have more than 1 if you want!)
Colour: Green or grey
Food: Bread and butter
Beverage: Milk
Flower: Um...
Season: Autumn
Book: See above :)
Movie: War of the Servers
Actor or Actress: Don't know
TV Show: Mythbusters/Top Gear
DVD or Video (Blue Ray – whatever): IT crowd
CD: Don't know.
Singer/Band: Don't know.
Song: Still Alive (Portal)
Fast Food Restaurant: ...I don't think I've actually been to a fast food restaurant since I was about 7 years old...
Board Game: Pokemon cards, heh heh. I've always wanted to try Warhammer, though
Computer Game: Would have to be a toss-up between Garry's Mod and Counter-Strike Source
Musical Instrument: Piano
Cologne or Perfume: Wha?
Things to do at the Weekend: LANLANLANLANLANLANLAN
Vacation Location: Busselton
Word or Phrase: Deoxyribonucleic acid
Sport/athlete: Go-karts
Favorite quote: "I reject your reality and substitute my own!
Additional comments: 100% geek.

Your Profile/Adopted Character Info
Name and nickname: Quark
Joined the forum on: Sod knows. Around the 35-40 mark on the welcome page.
Favorite posting place on the Forum: Games/Broken Drum
Why did you choose that name/character?: It was my nickname for my gaming communities at the time. Since learning that it was also the name of a famously gung-ho character in the Ratchet and Clank series, I've changed it to Syntax, after a programming expression.
What made you register on this forum?: Total Discworld Obsession Syndrome

Tell us your ‘what if’s’
If you could be anyone/thing in one of the novels who/what would you be?: Ponder Stibbons
If you lived in Ankh-Morpork which trade/guild would you want to join?: Are you kidding? It would have to be the Unseen University!
...
If that isn't a guild, I'd like to try the Assassins' Guild
If you could go on a date with a character who would it be?: N/A
If you were deputising for Death, whose soul would you most like to take – and why? Does that include our universe, or just Discworld?

Anything else you'd like to share with us? Probably not. :P I'll think about it.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:15 am

Hey Quark! :D Thanks for posting.
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:59 am

Good 'un Quark too. :P

Mind you your tastes in food and drink are just a tad on the unadventurous side. :lol:
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Postby Quark » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:26 pm

Heh heh. Sorry, Pooh. I just love bread and butter.
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Postby Penfold » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:16 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Very glad that you're still with us Penfold. :shock:

And I'm sorry, but I have to say this - that Penfold avatar looks just like you. :lol:

Thanks Tony. I'm glad to be with us as well :lol: . A few good things did come out of my illness - they diagnosed the very early stages of liver disease from it and we were able to sort that out before there were any complications. It also cured me of my alcoholism by putting the fear of (insert outmoded concept of belief in a higher being of choice here) up me. :shock: I never want to go through that again! While in hospital, I was confined to a bed for two weeks so giving up smoking also became a lot easier. :D Besides, not drinking or smoking saves me with plenty of money! :lol:

Don't be sorry for saying I look like my avatar - most of my friends in different parts of the world think I look like Penfold as well, I take it as a compliment. :lol:

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Re Ellies and Marula fruit - they do get p*ssed in the other way when they can't get at any! They really, really love to eat them! Where did you safari guide Penfold?

They definitely get p*ssed when they can't get them. Local farmers were forever mending fences that they destroyed to get at the fruit. Incidentally, while training as a guide, I learned that the film that gave rise to this story of animals getting drunk on the fallen fruit actually filmed recently darted and tranquilized animals to get that effect.

I trained at a place just outside Klaserie simply called the Ranger Guide Training School back in 1995, run by Wayne Saunders (unfortunately I can't find any trace from googling). It was an intensive course lasting just over a week covering fauna and flora, tracking, habitats, ecology, conservation, gun safety, animal handling, and first aid (normally required after animal handling :wink: :lol: ). This was done while living in a tent in the middle of no-where and included a lot of practical hands-on experience. The closest I could find was THIS, a place I visited on many occasions and where I was savaged by a Cape Vulture (I won't say where it grabbed me :oops: - use your imagination :wink: .

I was friends of the owners of Matumi Game Lodge and used to work HERE for free food and accommodation (and tips) on my vacations and days off. It was hard graft, but lots of fun (and I got to do loads of things denied to most tourists 8) ). The Lodge has since changed owners and I see that the price list has increased by about 500% since I was there. :(

Nice one Quark, have you posted your recipe for bread n' butter at Morty's Cafe yet?
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:33 pm

Congratulations Penfold on.....whatever. :lol:

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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:36 pm

poohcarrot wrote:Congratulations Penfold on.....whatever. :lol:

http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/k0uFJBnQy6NtU0zs


:lol: That's done it - you've entered Pooh's Rogues Gallery now. :lol:
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Postby Penfold » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:40 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: PMSL
Thanks pooh, I promise not to badmouth camels again! :wink:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:05 pm

Nice entry geekhead! :lol:

Penfold - they certainly have swanky game lodges down there in SA :D My soonish-to-be-ex-housemate was a travel agent and he's been to Kruger and also the Drakensbergs a couple of times although it was mostly a whistlestop thingie on fam trips. My experience of Marula-addict ellies was near the Zambezi (Zim side back in the late 80s/90s) when they almost ripped the thatch off a rondavel a few doors down from us because the fruit had fallen onto the roof :lol:

I'm guessing your too close encounter with the vulture was around one of your softer spots as the pelvis is around beak height for the bigger ones - being nearly exclusive scavengers they don't handle fresh meat too well... :wink: :P
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:08 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:My soonish-to-be-ex-housemate


:shock: Tell us the gossip then Jan! :P
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