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Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by Cap Backfire, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. Pork

    Pork Active Member

    Haven't been here for a while either, time for a update... actually don't know if I ever posted in here or not... can't remember :p

    Name:
    Relatively common name, spelled with three n's :D haha
    Nicknames: I get lots... Pork, Sweetums, Mokey, Poppet, Crumbcakes, ToxiLoxi, bucket-head, Elfie, and Grandma. that's all I can recall right now.
    Age group: Older than I want to be at present.
    What brought me here: I was researching an essay on Jim Henson and found it by acident :D
    Favorite Muppet Songs: 'I'm going to go back there someday' from the Muppet Movie, is that what that song is called?
    Favorite Muppets: Wembley, Boober, Cantus, Mokey, Kermit, Sweetums, Fozzie.
    Anything Else: I often buy DVD's just for the special features. yup, I love making of's and directors commentaries :)
  2. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    dang i feel old

    Wow. Was just reading & skimming through back posts in this thread. I feel terrible for you highschoolers going through H**l because you're different. So before I give info stats, those of you who feel no one at your school understands you, know that I was in your shoes a long while ago (class of '89) and it sucked just as much then. I was lucky; I got into theatre and found some other neat folk who didn't fit in anywhere either, and so we made a "family" of sorts -- not unlike the atmosphere backstage at TMS! So chin up, guys and gals. Don't let the mundanes get you down with their pettiness and arbitrary discrimination! Trust me -- ten years from now, you'll be living your dreams because you believed in them, while the mundanes will be slaving and hating life. Dreams do sustain us.

    So, stats:
    Age: 40 (but I've had gray hair since I was 13)
    What Brought Me Here: actually, I was cruising the Interwebs for fanfics about my favorite much-tormented journalist, and came across the "Battle of the Muppet Allstars" by Xerus and laughed my a** off. I gotta see who these peeps are, sez I...
    Favorite Muppets: the Newsman (obviously), Kermit, Gonzo, Animal, Sam the Eagle, Statler and Waldorf, Pepe, Link Hogthrob, Uncle Deadly. As a kid growing up with Sesame St, I loved Oscar, Grover, and Cookie Monster
    Favorite Obscure Muppet: hmmm...is Crazy Harry considered obscure enough?
    Favorite Muppet Song: "I'm Going to Go Back There Someday". I sang it once while sitting on a tennis judge's chair, in the moonlight, while some of my friends were paired off below necking and I had no one.
    Favorite Muppet Movie: The Great Muppet Caper. Best silliness, and I still walk around singing "Happiness Hotel"
    Other: Varied, but it's gotta have a brain. I love "Mystery Science Theatre 3000" -- you younguns who don't know it, check Youtube. It was genius. Most of the folks from it are making "Cinematic Titanic" now. Like some horror and fantasy writers, notably China Mieville, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, Dan Simmons; also Jasper Fforde and Christopher Fowler for their zaniness. Music: alt metal, lots of 90s stuff, Berlioz and Philip Glass. Former theatre techie and lighting designer, just never went back for my MFA. Trying to get published currently.
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  3. GoboDeadly95

    GoboDeadly95 Active Member

    I know I did one somewhere but I think I left out some of the questions when I did.
    Name: Rather uncomion unisex Galec/Celtic name

    Age: Teens [terrible period]

    What brought me here: Hope that I could find people who like Muppets and talking about them [duh] and information abou Richard Hunt.

    Favorite Muppets: I have so many . . . Ernie, Bert, Don Music [oh goodness the memories associated with Don to many to count;)] Count, Grover, and Big Bird from Sesame Street. From Fraggle Rock: Ya know I really don't think there was a character in that show that wasn't my favorite but IF I really had to pick, Gobo, Cantus Wembley, Junior, Gunge, Philo, Red, Mokey, Boober, Matt and Feenie [I think that's how you spell it]. From The Muppet show, Scooter, Kermit, Gonzo, Rizzo, Fozzy, Beaker, All of the Electric Mayhem, Uncle Deadly, and Pepe [who I actually have a friend that reminds me of him SO funny]

    Favorite Obscure Muppet: I'm not sure Don Music wasn't a major Muppet character and neither was Uncle D. so I'm not entirely sure.

    Favorite Muppet Song: I have many: Let Me Be Your Song- F.R., Rainbow Connection -TMM, Saying Goodbye- TMTM, Sing a Song-S.S., Bless Us All- M.C.C.

    Reasons: Let Me be Your Song reminds me of a teacher who I had in 7th grade who I loved.
    Rainbow Connection: My mom used to sing it to me when I was sick when I was little.
    Saying Goodbye reminds me of the eigth grade class I graduated with and my friend who goes to a different highschool. I play it when I miss her.
    Sing a Song reminds me of when I was little and I used to watch the 25th anaversarry VHS so many times I almost ran the tape out.
    Bless Us All reminds me of all the many people in my drama 'family' who I am very thankful for.
    Favorite Muppet Movie: Muppets Christmas Carrol, not only is it dedicated to Jim and Richard but it is also my favorite story in all of literature. When Gonzo said to read the book I was about five and my mom got me this beatiful ink copy with illustrations and a built in book mark a few weeks before Christmas. We had gone to a little book shop near my house because there was an actual living inactment of A Christmas Carol going on there and I wanted to go. There on a little pedestal were 2 books The Nutcracker, which my sister wanted and A Christmas Carol which my mother and I were both pleading for. My father relented and we got both. My mother and I started to read the story and I could tell there were things changed in the film from the story but I was surprised and the accracy as well. Ever since then my mother and I pick a day and we sit on the sofa together to watch MCC and since then it has become my favorite. Because, I don't get a lot of time with my mom and this is the only time we get to spend together.

    Other: This summer I physically dragged my brother into Muppets 3D because he was 'scared' and when he got in there he loved it. I was proud of myself because I had to hold him still until we got in there and that boy's kicks, he must have feet and legs of steal.
  4. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    Name: Angela
    Nickname: Angie, Linkie (MC), Bean (by daddy). :3
    Age Group: Late-teen
    What Brought You Here: I so luff the Muppets! Thus, Kiki told me about the forum. XPPP
    Hobby: Sewing
    Favorite Muppet: Link Hogthrob, I guess. =33
    Favorite Things: The Muppets, daydreaming, nostalgic journeys...
    Favorite Muppet Song: "Never before, never again." ~ Miss Piggy (TMM). :mad:
    Favorite Muppet Movie: The Muppet Movie
  5. outerelf

    outerelf Active Member

    Realized that I haven't yet introduced myself :) So, here I go!

    Name: ...let's stick to outerelf me being paranoid and all m'kay? :p
    Nickname: 'elf is just fine with me.
    Age-group: I feel like early teens, but I'm actually late teens
    What brought you here: Fanfiction. It's my favorite part of anything I do, and I tend to crank out a lot of it.
    Hobby: reading, anime, writing impossible pairing made possible...
    Favorite Muppet: Rowlf, Robin, Rizzo (all R's so far) Grover, Gonzo, and the Swedish Chef.
    Favorite things: Reading/writing fanfics, watching anime, and just lurking in general (I'll return to lurking as time goes on, right now the novelty of posting hasn't yet worn off)
    Favorite Muppet Song: ...Oooh, hard one. Persoanlly, I like sad, slow, and nostalgic ones, so Robin's Leave Me Some Magic, Gonzo's I'm going Back There Someday, and stuff like that.
    Favorite Muppet Movie: ... I'll admit, I haven't seen The Muppet Movie yet in its entirety, and I grew up on Muppet Christmas Carol, so yeah...
  6. robodog

    robodog Active Member

    I'm here because even though I hated my childhood and wouldn't relive it if you paid me there are still a few things from said childhood I still love and the works of Jim Henson are one of them. Growing up I had big plans. I was going to create creatures for films for a living. Later on in junior high I decided I still wanted to create characters but I mostly wanted to create dog characters since I loved dogs so much and seemed to get more creative when I used them as characters. I had an entire universe worked out that I would draw comics about. Eventually I planned to do a bit of everything. Create these dog characters and bring them to life by various means. Everything from animatronics and puppetry to animation. I was going to school and study various things I thought would help. Art, electronics/robotics, puppetry, sculpture, a bit of everything. Then I got sick with severe depression and anxiety problems and realized I could never deal with a classroom situation. I get severe panic attacks if I ever find myself in such a situation or any situation where I'm forced to be somewhere I can't just walk away from. I got jury duty once and was dismissed almost immediately because I turned white and started freaking out. The second time I got Jury duty they had to rush me to the hospital because I just went nuts. My mom says she was terrified I was about to have a heart attack. That's when I finally started getting on medication. I'm actually on disability due to these problems. I can't work. I had a lot of big dreams that will never happen. I've learned to live with that. Now I basically sit around and collect various toy dogs and dream of better things.
  7. BornToWemble

    BornToWemble Member

    Name: I don't like posting my name on the internet much.
    Nicknames: Duzell, Aub, Boober, Wembley, Hermann, more i can't even think of
    Age: 25, 26 in under 2 weeks.
    Hobby: Playing video and computer games, right now Team Fortress 2 drawing, reading, tumblr, collecting 1/6 WWII figures, collecting MLPs, customizing mlps
    What Brought Me Here: None of my friends really like muppet stuff that much, so I guess I joined to talk sometimes.
    Favorite Muppets: Gonzo, Floyd, Kermit
    Favorite Obscure Muppet: I'd say Beautiful Day Monster.
    Favorite Muppet Song: The Rainbow Connection
    Favorite Muppet Movie: The Great Muppet Caper.
    Other: When I was younger I never spoke up for myself or anyone else, no matter how angry I was at something someone was saying or how ridiculous it was. Somewhere along the line I got tired of that and started to be very vocal whenever I could. I've been told I'm very good at making points and calling people on their malarkey. Sometimes I go overboard, but mostly due to my past of being abused verbally, mentally and emotionally. I know for a fact the only reason I escaped physical abuse was due to my size and strength. I have a lot of trouble trusting women due to that as all my abusers were female. It takes me a lot longer to make friends with women and trust them than with men. I hate people assuming things about me, it happens a lot, especially with my political view, so I get defensive often.

    I had never really figured out what I wanted to do in life, because there was so much out there, and about 3 years ago that all started to be taken out of my hands. June 28th 2009 was when I had my first major seizure and I wasn't diagnosed until this year due to incompetent doctors. In this year I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, migraines, a grade 1 heart murmur and was found to have a pituitary cyst, which was removed by a wonderful surgeon by the name of Ekkehard Kasper (don't believe those baloney German Doctor stereotypes!). I still have many problems that aren't quite fully diagnosed yet and I'm in the process of applying for SSI. It's a bit of a blessing an a curse. I hadn't figured out what I wanted to really do in life and felt I was running out of time, but there was so much I would have liked to do and now can't. I used to write but after a particularly bad bout of abuse I found myself unable to and the overflowing well of ideas and inspiration I had before evaporated and can't even fill the time I have with that. So basically I live for my hobbies right now.

    I still hope to get married and have kids some day, but I don't know if that will happen. For now I have my platonic life partner SSPirate and I'm happy with that for now.

    Also thenewsman is right. MSTK3K WAS genius. And hang in there if you're being given crap at school. Don't change who you are for anybody. That's what I learned from Gonzo growing up experiencing the very same thing, what separates you from your peers now will make you friends in the future if you just be yourself, as cheesy as it sounds.
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  8. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, Robodog and Born to Wemble, about your disabilities...but neither of you should allow those, however debilitating, to stop you from pursuing at least one major dream. Not all of us make it big. But achieving something you really want to is, in itself, a worthy goal. So whatever your circumstances, please don't give up!

    Hope you both find better company here. My experience here so far has been that the people are generally good souls, nonjudgemental, supportive, respectful of one another. You folks who've been here a lot longer, wanna bear me out? :news:
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  9. Fersureitsjess

    Fersureitsjess Active Member

    Name: Jessica
    Nickname: Jess, Jessaboo, Jessie :p
    Age Group: late teens!
    What Brought You Here: My love for the muppets...and Richard Hunt ;)
    Hobby: Reading
    Favorite Muppet: Janice, Scooter, Zoot, Boober
    Favorite Things: Disney, books
    Favorite Muppet Song: Can You Picture That?
    Favorite Muppet Movie: The Muppet Movie

    Oh and hi borntowemble :coy: know you from tumblr
  10. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    My name is Elena, but call me Ellie :)

    I'm a bit of a jaded sweet 16, but, I don't let what's jaded me get down .

    I'm here because I used to come on here and read Muppet news before I was even allowed to have an account on here, let alone my own e-mail address.

    My favorite Muppet is definetly Rizzo The Rat because of a Rizzo The Rat plush I've had since age 4 and the fact that my Rizzo plush had helped me through very hard parts of my short life. Muppets have always been a big part of my life. For example, I call my Aunt Veronica Nanny after Nanny from The Muppet Babies and I wore glasses as a kid and pigtails, so, she called me Skeeter (and still does, but why wouldn't she when I call her Nanny all the time :) <3 )

    I played the saxophone for some time and that was only because Ernie and Hoots played it. I've been missing my saxophone, but I recall wanting to play the trumpet before I decided on the saxophone. And, hey, Lips happens to be my favorite Electric Mayhem member :D

    I'm an actress part-time and a student the rest of the time.

    I'm half-Hispanic and I credit my knowledge of English to Kermit The Frog. Random factoid here: I thought he was girl b/c in spanish he's La Rana Rene and while I was learning English, I foudn out Renee was a girl's name and Rene sounded like Renee to me and yeah...I dressed my Kermit plush in a frilly dress until I figured out he was boy...

    Onto the personal junk everyone likes to read:
    (I'll keep it short)
    Basically, my parents broke up, mom got custody, and then she would beat me behind closed doors whenever and for whatever reason. 2 years ago, it go too bad and Nanny (my Aunt Veronica) came to my rescue, got me to tell my dad and he won custody, moved me to the other side of town (like we both wanted) and now, though Nanny is the only relative who supports us emotionally (Nanny is actually my mother's older sister but hates my mother for ever putting her hands on me) my life is much better, its just me and dad, but I like it that way, though I'd love to have a new mom, but that most likely won't happen. I have asthma and knee problems, but hey, that's life and I can live with that.

    My favorite Muppet song is probably Together Again.

    My favorite Muppet Movie is definetly The Great Muppet Caper (with Muppets Take Manhattan at a close second)

    My hobbies include puppet building, shopping, painting my nails, and other very feminine activities such as doing my make-up and other people's make-up.
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  11. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    Holy Cow, DQM. Hard-knock life. Glad you're in better circumstances now, and glad you're here! :):shifty: Welcome in!
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  12. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much :)

    And I think you phrased it best with 'Hard-knock Life' but thankfully, things got better. There are so many in others in positions like I was and I really see how lucky I am to have been given the opportunity to escape those bad circumstances.

    And yay <3 :halo:
  13. Pepe'sgal90

    Pepe'sgal90 Member

    Name: Pepe's gal
    Nickname: Court
    Age Group: 21
    What Brought You Here: my bf the_mickey_muppet and the love for all things muppet
    Hobby: Sewing, reading, photography
    Favorite Muppet: Pepe the king prawn, okay. then rizzo, gonzo, Janice, Bobo
    Favorite Things: The Muppets, Fraggle rock, all Tim Burton except big fish (ehhh) ..
    Favorite Muppet Song: Rainbow Connection
    Favorite Muppet Movie: The Muppet Movie......but I also do love Letters to Santa for my TV movie :)
  14. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    I'm Miss Kermie, but call me Jaz. I'm twelve, my fave Muppet is Miss Piggy, and I find it interesting that you look forward to making your own episodes!
  15. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    Welcome in Miss Kermie. Cute avatar! :)

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  16. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    Thanks Newsie!:D
  17. Yuna Leonhart

    Yuna Leonhart Well-Known Member

    Age group: 20
    What brought me here: GIYF (Google is your friend)
    Favorite Muppets: Gonzo, Swedish Chef, Kermit and Miss Piggy
    Random things: I'm the only one awake right now; I'm the only one in my family who has learnt to speak English; I call German class "Afternoon Nap"; I have straight A's in English class; I like plushies, especially frogs and ducks; I like baking
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  18. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    Age group:12-13
    What brought me here:my random muppet questions.
    random things:I have the tendency to screw things up and annoy those close to me ....
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  19. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    me too buddy, me too....
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  20. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    Let's see,
    I'm Daniel, I'm an old fart, I was looking for a place to share my Muppet parody that I wrote a while back. I think this was like '06ish? Maybe? Somebody please confirm this. I'm an old whippersnapper, I can't remember anything dangnabit. I really don't have anything else unless you wanna ask me something.

    Daniel


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