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Title: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: tomasper on August 25, 2007, 04:04:08 PM
Anyone know about this?  Graelwyn's going.  I have been told today not to mention her young lover if anyone goes.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Callaway on August 25, 2007, 04:05:49 PM
Why, has she gotten another one?
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: The_P on August 25, 2007, 04:06:49 PM
No, and I'm not going to go either.

Hey Tom. How was the AV meetup?
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: The_P on August 25, 2007, 04:09:29 PM
Hey Lucifer. Have you been to one of those kind of meetups before?
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Callaway on August 25, 2007, 04:11:26 PM
No, and I'm not going to go either.


You should go if it is not too far away and you aren't doing anything else.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: The_P on August 25, 2007, 04:12:31 PM
No, and I'm not going to go either.


You should go if it is not too far away and you aren't doing anything else.

I've been to an aspie pub meeting a couple of times in the city centre. Didn't like it.

Once I get a job, I might consider meeting Mutate and Robert outside of Bristol with the money I've earned.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 25, 2007, 04:45:44 PM
No, and I'm not going to go either.


You should go if it is not too far away and you aren't doing anything else.

I've been to an aspie pub meeting a couple of times in the city centre. Didn't like it.

Once I get a job, I might consider meeting Mutate and Robert outside of Bristol with the money I've earned.
What went wrong at it, I have never been on one of these meets?
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Natalia Evans on August 26, 2007, 01:12:37 AM
I'd go but it's in London. Maybe a WP ,meeting should occur here in Portland. I am going to a aspie gathering tomorrow, yey but this one is where we can bring friends or family. The normal gatherings is aspies only, I wonder about auties and PDD-NOS's. I'd have to ask Roger Meyers that tomorrow when I see him. He is the leader of the gatherings.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Lucifer on August 26, 2007, 01:14:41 AM
Hey Lucifer. Have you been to one of those kind of meetups before?

nope.  doesn't really appeal, to be honest.  there are people i'd like to meet, on here, for example, but i'm not convinced having some sort of mass meeting (i.e., more than two or three at a time) would be a good way for me to do that.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: tomasper on August 26, 2007, 01:39:17 AM
No, and I'm not going to go either.

Hey Tom. How was the AV meetup?

It was ok thanks, but I only really talked to a couple of people.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Alex179 on August 26, 2007, 01:46:03 AM
I guess I would if I lived near London.   I hate being in rooms with more than 8-10 people usually though, it makes me really uncomfortable.   I would deal if I thought I could meet some interesting people.   There are a few I wouldn't mind conversing with in real life on this site, but we are all so spread out unfortunately.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 26, 2007, 08:11:25 AM
Hey Lucifer. Have you been to one of those kind of meetups before?

nope.  doesn't really appeal, to be honest.  there are people i'd like to meet, on here, for example, but i'm not convinced having some sort of mass meeting (i.e., more than two or three at a time) would be a good way for me to do that.
I thought you had met quite a few people on here?
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Lucifer on August 26, 2007, 08:14:03 AM
nope.  dunno what gave you that idea.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 26, 2007, 08:15:16 AM
nope.  dunno what gave you that idea.
The way that some members claim to almost intimately know you. Anyway, who on here would you like to meet? (asides Odeon  :P)
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: McGiver on August 26, 2007, 08:16:20 AM
i don't think that that they have a right to limit your speech.  if you go, and you wish to talk about graelwyn's lover then that is your prerogative.  if she chooses not to answer, then that is hers.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: richard on August 26, 2007, 08:17:25 AM
well i hope you guys have fun :)
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 26, 2007, 08:18:40 AM
i don't think that that they have a right to limit your speech.  if you go, and you wish to talk about graelwyn's lover then that is your prerogative.  if she chooses not to answer, then that is hers.
What if her reply is violent?
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Lucifer on August 26, 2007, 08:19:00 AM
nope.  dunno what gave you that idea.
The way that some members claim to almost intimately know you. Anyway, who on here would you like to meet? (asides Odeon  :P)

i talk a lot to various other members, via PM, email, IM and phone, variously.  some people here, i've known for years, and probably spoken with more online than most people i know in the flesh, as it were.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 26, 2007, 08:21:03 AM
nope.  dunno what gave you that idea.
The way that some members claim to almost intimately know you. Anyway, who on here would you like to meet? (asides Odeon  :P)

i talk a lot to various other members, via PM, email, IM and phone, variously.  some people here, i've known for years, and probably spoken with more online than most people i know in the flesh, as it were.
I am of the school that you dont really know someone until you meet them in real life, i can never really figure people out online as well as in real life. In real life its a struggle, online its almost impossible.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Kosmonaut on August 26, 2007, 08:21:27 AM
Anyone know about this?  Graelwyn's going.  I have been told today not to mention her young lover if anyone goes.
Like the germans in the Fawlty Towers Episode - whatever you do, don't Mention the war!
Have fun.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: McGiver on August 26, 2007, 08:21:59 AM
i don't think that that they have a right to limit your speech.  if you go, and you wish to talk about graelwyn's lover then that is your prerogative.  if she chooses not to answer, then that is hers.
What if her reply is violent?
violence begets violence.

all is fair, i suppose.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: duncvis on August 26, 2007, 08:22:40 AM
I am of the school.

fixed.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Lucifer on August 26, 2007, 08:24:01 AM
nope.  dunno what gave you that idea.
The way that some members claim to almost intimately know you. Anyway, who on here would you like to meet? (asides Odeon  :P)

i talk a lot to various other members, via PM, email, IM and phone, variously.  some people here, i've known for years, and probably spoken with more online than most people i know in the flesh, as it were.
I am of the school that you dont really know someone until you meet them in real life, i can never really figure people out online as well as in real life. In real life its a struggle, online its almost impossible.

you're entitled to your opinion, based on your own experience, naturally.  i can work people out very quickly, both online and irl, but then i've been trained to do so, and seem to have a natural bent for it to start with.  empathy of a house brick, but very intuitive, and have studied people and their behaviour for decades.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Lucifer on August 26, 2007, 08:24:16 AM
I am of the school.

fixed.

:laugh:
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 26, 2007, 08:29:09 AM
Anyone know about this?  Graelwyn's going.  I have been told today not to mention her young lover if anyone goes.
Like the germans in the Fawlty Towers Episode - whatever you do, don't Mention the war!
Have fun.
That episode was briliant. :rofl:
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 26, 2007, 08:31:05 AM
nope.  dunno what gave you that idea.
The way that some members claim to almost intimately know you. Anyway, who on here would you like to meet? (asides Odeon  :P)

i talk a lot to various other members, via PM, email, IM and phone, variously.  some people here, i've known for years, and probably spoken with more online than most people i know in the flesh, as it were.
I am of the school that you dont really know someone until you meet them in real life, i can never really figure people out online as well as in real life. In real life its a struggle, online its almost impossible.

you're entitled to your opinion, based on your own experience, naturally.  i can work people out very quickly, both online and irl, but then i've been trained to do so, and seem to have a natural bent for it to start with.  empathy of a house brick, but very intuitive, and have studied people and their behaviour for decades.
How come you got trained to do so, did you study psychology or something in that area? People do fit models, but I dont like to treat people in such a fashion when dealing with them. I like to hope for some quirks.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Eamonn on August 26, 2007, 08:37:50 AM
No, and I'm not going to go either.


You should go if it is not too far away and you aren't doing anything else.

I've been to an aspie pub meeting a couple of times in the city centre. Didn't like it.

Once I get a job, I might consider meeting Mutate and Robert outside of Bristol with the money I've earned.

I'd climb mountains to introduce my middle leg to your hairy ginger skinny arse but have little interest in the rest of you. Good sig BTW.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: mordok on August 26, 2007, 09:14:49 AM
nope.  dunno what gave you that idea.
The way that some members claim to almost intimately know you. Anyway, who on here would you like to meet? (asides Odeon  :P)

i talk a lot to various other members, via PM, email, IM and phone, variously.  some people here, i've known for years, and probably spoken with more online than most people i know in the flesh, as it were.
I am of the school that you dont really know someone until you meet them in real life, i can never really figure people out online as well as in real life. In real life its a struggle, online its almost impossible.

you're entitled to your opinion, based on your own experience, naturally.  i can work people out very quickly, both online and irl, but then i've been trained to do so, and seem to have a natural bent for it to start with.  empathy of a house brick, but very intuitive, and have studied people and their behaviour for decades.

Agreed for the most part.  Although, I'd add that it doesn't necessarily require training.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: SovaNu on August 26, 2007, 12:11:02 PM
what can you say about me Lucifer? :P

i am intuitive also and work out fast which people i like.

i don't believe people fit models. they can fit models but they don't perfectly, because they are unique.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: odeon on August 26, 2007, 12:23:31 PM
i don't believe people fit models. they can fit models but they don't perfectly, because they are unique.

I think that Peter Doherty character fits into at least one model. :P
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Lucifer on August 26, 2007, 01:36:07 PM
nope.  dunno what gave you that idea.
The way that some members claim to almost intimately know you. Anyway, who on here would you like to meet? (asides Odeon  :P)

i talk a lot to various other members, via PM, email, IM and phone, variously.  some people here, i've known for years, and probably spoken with more online than most people i know in the flesh, as it were.
I am of the school that you dont really know someone until you meet them in real life, i can never really figure people out online as well as in real life. In real life its a struggle, online its almost impossible.

you're entitled to your opinion, based on your own experience, naturally.  i can work people out very quickly, both online and irl, but then i've been trained to do so, and seem to have a natural bent for it to start with.  empathy of a house brick, but very intuitive, and have studied people and their behaviour for decades.
How come you got trained to do so, did you study psychology or something in that area? People do fit models, but I dont like to treat people in such a fashion when dealing with them. I like to hope for some quirks.

yes.  and still do.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: ozymandias on August 26, 2007, 02:25:13 PM
I'd like to meet a fair number of people IRL who are on this forum.  But, certainly not in a large group or in a busy, noisy place where I couldn't hear myself think.  A small group, 3 maybe 4 would be ok!
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: odeon on August 26, 2007, 02:29:44 PM
Those of you that I want to meet in real life are easily counted. No offense to anyone, but I don't like people. The vast majority of you are only electrons on my screen.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: The_P on August 26, 2007, 02:32:04 PM
Those of you that I want to meet in real life are easily counted. No offense to anyone, but I don't like people. The vast majority of you are only electrons on my screen.

I feel the same way, Od.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Pyraxis on August 26, 2007, 02:33:53 PM
Me three.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: ozymandias on August 26, 2007, 02:39:52 PM
No problem Odeon, the times that I actually want to meet people in a social situation are few and far between.  And I am not likely to initiate the meeting.  The one time I met an aspie from a forum was because she suggested it and lived nearby.  So my wife, daughter and myself went down to meet her.  She was 21 and had more in common with my daughter than she did with me, for obvious reasons. :laugh:  But, it was interesting meeting her parents.  Her father was definitely an aspie and a retired doctor!
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: The_P on August 26, 2007, 02:45:32 PM
Me three.

But you're more than an electron to me, my dear -- you are a special electron.

 :violin:
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Natalia Evans on August 26, 2007, 02:48:08 PM
I prefer meeting one person at a time for some reason. More than one seems to much for me. I'm just a follower when it comes to social gatherings and I do my own thing. I'm an NT if I'm with one person.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: The_P on August 26, 2007, 02:49:33 PM
Trying to serenade Py with my l33t violin skills. :laugh:
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Pyraxis on August 26, 2007, 02:50:11 PM
But you're more than an electron to me, my dear -- you are a special electron.

And you, you're several thousand special pixels.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Pyraxis on August 26, 2007, 02:50:51 PM
Trying to serenade Py with my l33t violin skills. :laugh:

 :laugh: You have such exquisite taste in women.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 26, 2007, 02:51:18 PM
nope.  dunno what gave you that idea.
The way that some members claim to almost intimately know you. Anyway, who on here would you like to meet? (asides Odeon  :P)

i talk a lot to various other members, via PM, email, IM and phone, variously.  some people here, i've known for years, and probably spoken with more online than most people i know in the flesh, as it were.
I am of the school that you dont really know someone until you meet them in real life, i can never really figure people out online as well as in real life. In real life its a struggle, online its almost impossible.

you're entitled to your opinion, based on your own experience, naturally.  i can work people out very quickly, both online and irl, but then i've been trained to do so, and seem to have a natural bent for it to start with.  empathy of a house brick, but very intuitive, and have studied people and their behaviour for decades.
How come you got trained to do so, did you study psychology or something in that area? People do fit models, but I dont like to treat people in such a fashion when dealing with them. I like to hope for some quirks.

yes.  and still do.
Ok, what exactly have you figured me out as then? Lets see how close you are.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: The_P on August 26, 2007, 02:51:56 PM
Trying to serenade Py with my l33t violin skills. :laugh:

 :laugh: You have such exquisite taste in women.

Alas, for you are no longer single, so no go.  :'(
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: The_P on August 26, 2007, 02:52:45 PM
nope.  dunno what gave you that idea.
The way that some members claim to almost intimately know you. Anyway, who on here would you like to meet? (asides Odeon  :P)

i talk a lot to various other members, via PM, email, IM and phone, variously.  some people here, i've known for years, and probably spoken with more online than most people i know in the flesh, as it were.
I am of the school that you dont really know someone until you meet them in real life, i can never really figure people out online as well as in real life. In real life its a struggle, online its almost impossible.

you're entitled to your opinion, based on your own experience, naturally.  i can work people out very quickly, both online and irl, but then i've been trained to do so, and seem to have a natural bent for it to start with.  empathy of a house brick, but very intuitive, and have studied people and their behaviour for decades.
How come you got trained to do so, did you study psychology or something in that area? People do fit models, but I dont like to treat people in such a fashion when dealing with them. I like to hope for some quirks.

yes.  and still do.
Ok, what exactly have you figured me out as then? Lets see how close you are.

You're an arrogant spod and you use hair conditioner.

I'm a winnar!
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 26, 2007, 02:54:09 PM
nope.  dunno what gave you that idea.
The way that some members claim to almost intimately know you. Anyway, who on here would you like to meet? (asides Odeon  :P)

i talk a lot to various other members, via PM, email, IM and phone, variously.  some people here, i've known for years, and probably spoken with more online than most people i know in the flesh, as it were.
I am of the school that you dont really know someone until you meet them in real life, i can never really figure people out online as well as in real life. In real life its a struggle, online its almost impossible.

you're entitled to your opinion, based on your own experience, naturally.  i can work people out very quickly, both online and irl, but then i've been trained to do so, and seem to have a natural bent for it to start with.  empathy of a house brick, but very intuitive, and have studied people and their behaviour for decades.
How come you got trained to do so, did you study psychology or something in that area? People do fit models, but I dont like to treat people in such a fashion when dealing with them. I like to hope for some quirks.

yes.  and still do.
Ok, what exactly have you figured me out as then? Lets see how close you are.

You're an arrogant spod and you use hair conditioner.

I'm a winnar!
Got the last one wrong, I am afraid P, just shampoo. As for me being an arrogant sod, on occasion, true. But not all the time.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Alex179 on August 26, 2007, 03:17:44 PM
Trying to serenade Py with my l33t violin skills. :laugh:

 :laugh: You have such exquisite taste in women.

Alas, for you are no longer single, so no go.  :'(

Geeky guys like women who are well versed in Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs.  Seems to make them more interesting if they have similar intrerests.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: McGiver on August 26, 2007, 03:22:43 PM
since i know that most people would like to meet me, i would like to know who wouldn't.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 26, 2007, 03:25:17 PM
since i know that most people would like to meet me, i would like to know who wouldn't.
:lol:
I havent met you, so how can I know whether or not I wouldnt  :P
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: McGiver on August 26, 2007, 03:27:12 PM
since i know that most people would like to meet me, i would like to know who wouldn't.
:lol:
I havent met you, so how can I know whether or not I wouldnt  :P
because you are curious as to whether i am down to earth or the uppity cunt i play on the internet.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Pyraxis on August 26, 2007, 03:28:56 PM
You're an uppity cunt?
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 26, 2007, 03:32:03 PM
since i know that most people would like to meet me, i would like to know who wouldn't.
:lol:
I havent met you, so how can I know whether or not I wouldnt  :P
because you are curious as to whether i am down to earth or the uppity cunt i play on the internet.
But how do I not know that I would not regret meeting you. In fact I would regret it whether I liked or disliked you in person, like because you are far away, dislike because I wasted a journey. I prefer to stick to the net.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: McGiver on August 26, 2007, 03:33:55 PM
You're an uppity cunt?
you don't think that i am full of myself?
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: McGiver on August 26, 2007, 03:34:49 PM
since i know that most people would like to meet me, i would like to know who wouldn't.
:lol:
I havent met you, so how can I know whether or not I wouldnt  :P
because you are curious as to whether i am down to earth or the uppity cunt i play on the internet.
But how do I not know that I would not regret meeting you. In fact I would regret it whether I liked or disliked you in person, like because you are far away, dislike because I wasted a journey. I prefer to stick to the net.
suppose i happened to be in your neck of the woods.  would that be easier for you?
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 26, 2007, 03:37:35 PM
since i know that most people would like to meet me, i would like to know who wouldn't.
:lol:
I havent met you, so how can I know whether or not I wouldnt  :P
because you are curious as to whether i am down to earth or the uppity cunt i play on the internet.
But how do I not know that I would not regret meeting you. In fact I would regret it whether I liked or disliked you in person, like because you are far away, dislike because I wasted a journey. I prefer to stick to the net.
suppose i happened to be in your neck of the woods.  would that be easier for you?
It would yep. I know some people online that I will soon be meeting IRL, they are in my new uni. It could prove intresting to see how much they are like their online personas.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: mordok on August 26, 2007, 03:38:02 PM
Trying to serenade Py with my l33t violin skills. :laugh:

 :laugh: You have such exquisite taste in women.

Alas, for you are no longer single, so no go.  :'(

Geeky guys like women who are well versed in Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs.  Seems to make them more interesting if they have similar intrerests.

Hey, Kiriana, you've been lying to me!  You're well versed in D&D and other RPGs.  :P

Stereotype much there, Alex?   ::)
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Kiriana on August 26, 2007, 03:44:23 PM
Trying to serenade Py with my l33t violin skills. :laugh:

 :laugh: You have such exquisite taste in women.

Alas, for you are no longer single, so no go.  :'(

Geeky guys like women who are well versed in Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs.  Seems to make them more interesting if they have similar intrerests.

Hey, Kiriana, you've been lying to me!  You're well versed in D&D and other RPGs.  :P

Stereotype much there, Alex?   ::)

D&D?  Eeep!  *runs and hides*   

You're being a bit nitpicky though.  :P   Common interests are a good thing, even if the D&D stereotype is a bit overplayed.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Alex179 on August 26, 2007, 03:46:00 PM
Hey, Kiriana, you've been lying to me!  You're well versed in D&D and other RPGs.  :P

Stereotype much there, Alex?   ::)

Stereotype geeky guys?   Well I guess I can only speak for myself, but I know more than a few other geeky guys who feel the same about women who are into RPGs.    They are attracted to them more than they would be to some girl who isn't into gaming.   I think you really don't like me much at all, just by your responses to about anything I type.   Who doesn't want friends that share similar interests with them?
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: mordok on August 26, 2007, 03:47:17 PM
Trying to serenade Py with my l33t violin skills. :laugh:

 :laugh: You have such exquisite taste in women.

Alas, for you are no longer single, so no go.  :'(

Geeky guys like women who are well versed in Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs.  Seems to make them more interesting if they have similar intrerests.

Hey, Kiriana, you've been lying to me!  You're well versed in D&D and other RPGs.  :P

Stereotype much there, Alex?   ::)

D&D?  Eeep!  *runs and hides*   

You're being a bit nitpicky though.  :P   Common interests are a good thing, even if the D&D stereotype is a bit overplayed.

Me?  Nitpicky?  Never....oh wait.  :P

I agree with the bolded part in the general.  It was the stereotypical application that I was objecting too.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: mordok on August 26, 2007, 03:52:13 PM
Hey, Kiriana, you've been lying to me!  You're well versed in D&D and other RPGs.  :P

Stereotype much there, Alex?   ::)

Stereotype geeky guys?   Well I guess I can only speak for myself, but I know more than a few other geeky guys who feel the same about women who are into RPGs.    They are attracted to them more than they would be to some girl who isn't into gaming.   I think you really don't like me much at all, just by your responses to about anything I type.   Who doesn't want friends that share similar interests with them?

Honestly, I neither like nor dislike you, Alex.  On the other hand, I strongly dislike stereotypes.  It is something I've seen you do on more than one occasion.  You'd think being on an aspie board, you might recognize that people might get a little touchy when someone uses a label and immediately snaps to judgments about the person so labeled.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Alex179 on August 26, 2007, 03:58:38 PM
I can say whatever I want about geeky guys who play RPGs, since I am one.   That is basically what most of my friends are as well.   I am not stereotyping them and yes they are attracted to women who aren't into games.   They just pine for women who are gamers, that is even more attractive to them.   It isn't just a stereotype for D&Ders or RPG geeks either.   People want to be around others who are into similar things.

I use statistics to make a point and maybe I stereotype here and there, but it is almost always based on some personal experience of mine.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: mordok on August 26, 2007, 04:05:34 PM
I can say whatever I want about geeky guys who play RPGs, since I am one.   That is basically what most of my friends are as well.   I am not stereotyping them and yes they are attracted to women who aren't into games.   They just pine for women who are gamers, that is even more attractive to them.   It isn't just a stereotype for D&Ders or RPG geeks either.   People want to be around others who are into similar things.

I use statistics to make a point and maybe I stereotype here and there, but it is almost always based on some personal experience of mine.

You misunderstood me.  I'm not objecting to the notion that people seek others with at least some of the same interests.

As for statistics, 'me and my friends' is not exactly statistically significant.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: McGiver on August 26, 2007, 04:07:41 PM
:popcorn:
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Alex179 on August 26, 2007, 05:01:41 PM
You misunderstood me.  I'm not objecting to the notion that people seek others with at least some of the same interests.

As for statistics, 'me and my friends' is not exactly statistically significant.

That wasn't a statistic.   I was referring to past posts that contain something you would find as stereotypical.   I know whether I am quoting statistics or not lol.   That was based on my personal experience and I have never even bothered to look up statistics based on it.   That much should have been obvious.   You were talking about my previous usage of stereotypes and the use of statistics was what I was referring to in that regard.   

That is the same thing, objecting to me stereotyping D&D RPG nerds that way is just saying they want friends who have the same interests as them.  There is no difference and it isn't a stereotype imo.   Basically it is common sense that people seek out others with similar interests, in that case I was talking about geeky RPG loving guys.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Walkie on August 26, 2007, 05:23:53 PM
I'd like to meet a fair number of people IRL who are on this forum.  But, certainly not in a large group or in a busy, noisy place where I couldn't hear myself think.  A small group, 3 maybe 4 would be ok!

I'd say the same, but the aspie meetings I've been to IRL haven't been much bigger than that, thank goodness. 

How many came to that one in Windmill,  mutate? about 6-7?

I'd be a bit more wary of London meetings, 'cause I suspect they'd tend to be bigger.  I tried to get to a London meeting once (can't remember which group had organised it) but the chosen venue was so busy, noisy, and big that I  couldn't find the group, and didn't feel like trying very hard.  Idiots! Luckily, I had other reasons for being in London, at the time, so it wasn't a waste of a train ticket

So far, I've found that the aspies I've met have been no different IRL than on the boards, except shyer, sometimes, as you'd expect. It's been an enjoyable experience.  But, then,  I've heard of others having unpleasant experieces for much the same reason  *chuckle*

~Walkie

Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: ozymandias on August 26, 2007, 06:37:24 PM
Walkie, if me and "Garnet"  ever find ourselves in the UK.  Your going to be one of the first people we let know of our travel plans.  As of now, it looks like Kota (from Fractalus) in Michigan will be the next aspie we meet.  Since thats the state where Garnet/Carla's family is based in.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Natalia Evans on August 26, 2007, 07:55:06 PM
I just went to the first aspie one today that was the potluck and my boyfriend and I spent the whole entire time watching South Park season 10 on my Dad's laptop I brought along. I got to meet Furball and Lelia from WP. I only spoke to a couple aspies as a conversaton and one of them was oblivious to his condition too. He doesn't know anything about AS and he doesn't notice it he says and he has no clue how he is effected by it.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: SovaNu on August 27, 2007, 03:05:35 AM
I can say whatever I want about geeky guys who play RPGs, since I am one.   That is basically what most of my friends are as well.   I am not stereotyping them and yes they are attracted to women who aren't into games.   They just pine for women who are gamers, that is even more attractive to them.   It isn't just a stereotype for D&Ders or RPG geeks either.   People want to be around others who are into similar things.

I use statistics to make a point and maybe I stereotype here and there, but it is almost always based on some personal experience of mine.

girls are geeks too you know. all my childhood friends loved games, it was totally normal, noone was even called a geek cuz computer games were naturally considered great fun.

anyway, do you know any cute geeks? i LOVE geeky boys. they're the best. :P
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Lucifer on August 27, 2007, 03:25:57 AM
nope.  dunno what gave you that idea.
The way that some members claim to almost intimately know you. Anyway, who on here would you like to meet? (asides Odeon  :P)

i talk a lot to various other members, via PM, email, IM and phone, variously.  some people here, i've known for years, and probably spoken with more online than most people i know in the flesh, as it were.
I am of the school that you dont really know someone until you meet them in real life, i can never really figure people out online as well as in real life. In real life its a struggle, online its almost impossible.

you're entitled to your opinion, based on your own experience, naturally.  i can work people out very quickly, both online and irl, but then i've been trained to do so, and seem to have a natural bent for it to start with.  empathy of a house brick, but very intuitive, and have studied people and their behaviour for decades.
How come you got trained to do so, did you study psychology or something in that area? People do fit models, but I dont like to treat people in such a fashion when dealing with them. I like to hope for some quirks.

yes.  and still do.
Ok, what exactly have you figured me out as then? Lets see how close you are.

nope.  i knew you'd ask that.  and i'm not doing it for anyone else, either.  i do it as part of my job.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 27, 2007, 04:27:09 AM
nope.  dunno what gave you that idea.
The way that some members claim to almost intimately know you. Anyway, who on here would you like to meet? (asides Odeon  :P)

i talk a lot to various other members, via PM, email, IM and phone, variously.  some people here, i've known for years, and probably spoken with more online than most people i know in the flesh, as it were.
I am of the school that you dont really know someone until you meet them in real life, i can never really figure people out online as well as in real life. In real life its a struggle, online its almost impossible.

you're entitled to your opinion, based on your own experience, naturally.  i can work people out very quickly, both online and irl, but then i've been trained to do so, and seem to have a natural bent for it to start with.  empathy of a house brick, but very intuitive, and have studied people and their behaviour for decades.
How come you got trained to do so, did you study psychology or something in that area? People do fit models, but I dont like to treat people in such a fashion when dealing with them. I like to hope for some quirks.

yes.  and still do.
Ok, what exactly have you figured me out as then? Lets see how close you are.

nope.  i knew you'd ask that.  and i'm not doing it for anyone else, either.  i do it as part of my job.
Up to you, I guess...
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: vodz on August 27, 2007, 04:50:03 AM
An aspie meetup...  :lol:

I've been to meetups for a computer nerd forum (www.atomicmpc.com.au) which I suppose would be similar. They were tough.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: McGiver on August 27, 2007, 05:35:40 AM
how well did this 'alleged' london meetup workout?

was ascan and omega there?
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 27, 2007, 06:40:42 AM
how well did this 'alleged' london meetup workout?

was ascan and omega there?
http://www.wrongplanet.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=42110&highlight=
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: McGiver on August 27, 2007, 06:41:25 AM
how well did this 'alleged' london meetup workout?

was ascan and omega there?
http://www.wrongplanet.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=42110&highlight=
sorry. banned.  cannot read.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 27, 2007, 06:43:55 AM
how well did this 'alleged' london meetup workout?

was ascan and omega there?
http://www.wrongplanet.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=42110&highlight=
sorry. banned.  cannot read.
Cant you make a new acc, or have they IP banned you? In summary it went well they say, it seems Graelwyn was not asked about her thing. I dont think Ascan went, but no idea who Omega is on there so i couldnt say.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: McGiver on August 27, 2007, 06:46:23 AM
how well did this 'alleged' london meetup workout?

was ascan and omega there?
http://www.wrongplanet.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=42110&highlight=
sorry. banned.  cannot read.
Cant you make a new acc, or have they IP banned you? In summary it went well they say, it seems Graelwyn was not asked about her thing. I dont think Ascan went, but no idea who Omega is on there so i couldnt say.
i can't be arsed to open a new acc.  not really worth my time.

omega is hecate.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 27, 2007, 06:48:20 AM
how well did this 'alleged' london meetup workout?

was ascan and omega there?
http://www.wrongplanet.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=42110&highlight=
sorry. banned.  cannot read.
Cant you make a new acc, or have they IP banned you? In summary it went well they say, it seems Graelwyn was not asked about her thing. I dont think Ascan went, but no idea who Omega is on there so i couldnt say.
i can't be AAARRSE!!d to open a new acc.  not really worth my time.

omega is hecate.
I havent seen her around then, so no to her as well. I reckon Ascan would be intresting to meet in a way. Even if he is a total cunt.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Kosmonaut on August 27, 2007, 07:00:23 AM
I may go to the next one, so i can beat them up and steal their lunch money.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: The_P on August 27, 2007, 07:02:19 AM
I may go to the next one, so i can beat them up and steal their lunch money.

You go, granddad.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 27, 2007, 07:02:29 AM
I may go to the next one, so i can beat them up and steal their lunch money.
Lol, you showing your face? I wouldnt count on it. You could find out where they are meeting and show at the same pub and spy if you wanted to.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Kosmonaut on August 27, 2007, 07:43:26 AM
I may go to the next one, so i can beat them up and steal their lunch money.

You go, granddad.

Interesting sense of humour you have there  :)
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Alex179 on August 27, 2007, 11:58:57 AM
girls are geeks too you know. all my childhood friends loved games, it was totally normal, noone was even called a geek cuz computer games were naturally considered great fun.

anyway, do you know any cute geeks? i LOVE geeky boys. they're the best. :P

Most of my friends were considered somewhat geeky in school due to their lack of sports participation and the fact that they enjoyed video games and things of that nature more.  That and a good portion of us upgraded our own PCs and played PC games for most of our teenage years.   Most of my friends have grown out of that and are involved in more serious pursuits.   They still game from time to time, but nothing like we used to do at eachother's houses all day long and such.

Well that would be up to the judgement of someone else whether my friends are "cute" or not (or me for that matter).   I don't keep up with some of them like I should have though, but most of my friends are already married and with kids (the geeky ones from my childhood).    I am a somewhat geeky guy myself, but the friends I hang out with more now are gamers but they are the stoner type (not really geeks at all).   They mainly play FPSs and war related stuff, not so much RPG and adventure games.   They all played sports their entire childhoods, skateboard, surf and do other things that aren't considered geeky.   
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: renaeden on August 28, 2007, 05:32:55 AM
violentcloud wrote:
Cambridge could be fun. Much easier to escape the crowds than in London. Not sure how easily people would be able to get there, though - I'll have to check how many places have direct trains to Cambridge.
Hadron wrote:
Not a place I would like to go. Dont like the university there.
 :LMAO:
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 28, 2007, 05:45:50 AM
violentcloud wrote:
Cambridge could be fun. Much easier to escape the crowds than in London. Not sure how easily people would be able to get there, though - I'll have to check how many places have direct trains to Cambridge.
Hadron wrote:
Not a place I would like to go. Dont like the university there.
 :LMAO:
I was feeling a little trolly.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: McGiver on August 28, 2007, 05:51:44 AM
what did he feel like.

i always imagined them to be gritty, with dirt.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: The_P on August 28, 2007, 05:52:19 AM
I may go to the next one, so i can beat them up and steal their lunch money.

You go, granddad.

Interesting sense of humour you have there  :)

That's an interesting way to put it. :)
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 28, 2007, 05:53:07 AM
what did he feel like.

i always imagined them to be gritty, with dirt.
Eh?  ???
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: McGiver on August 28, 2007, 05:54:58 AM
you were feeling a little trolly.

i want to know what the troll felt like.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Christopher McCandless on August 28, 2007, 05:56:17 AM
you were feeling a little trolly.

i want to know what the troll felt like.
Its a behavior i was refering to. It was mediocre.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Calandale on September 01, 2007, 08:11:04 PM
I've felt up a troll. 'Twasn't too good.
She was a good fuck though.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Almighty Kek on October 05, 2017, 01:18:59 PM
Anyone know about this?  Graelwyn's going. I have been told today not to mention her young lover if anyone goes.

 :orly:
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Genesis on October 05, 2017, 08:54:37 PM
Anyone know about this?  Graelwyn's going. I have been told today not to mention her young lover if anyone goes.

 :orly:

There you go you SOB, stirring up the past as usual :-/
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Almighty Kek on October 06, 2017, 07:21:01 PM
I2 doesn't have a future, all there is is the past.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Genesis on October 06, 2017, 09:25:59 PM
I2 doesn't have a future, all there is is the past.

Yet sadly I agree :(
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: odeon on October 07, 2017, 01:03:15 AM
I2 doesn't have a future, all there is is the past.

You can go on bitching about it or you can start contributing. I doubt people log on here to read your bitching or necrobumping.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: 'andersom' on October 07, 2017, 01:15:31 AM
I2 doesn't have a future, all there is is the past.

You can go on bitching about it or you can start contributing. I doubt people log on here to read your bitching or necrobumping.

Don't you remember that scrappy is doing his thing for the future, developing the magnificent intensity cubed?

Our online spazz future depends on him.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: odeon on October 07, 2017, 01:37:24 AM
I2 doesn't have a future, all there is is the past.

You can go on bitching about it or you can start contributing. I doubt people log on here to read your bitching or necrobumping.

Don't you remember that scrappy is doing his thing for the future, developing the magnificent intensity cubed?

Our online spazz future depends on him.

I remember. I for one am looking forward to it.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Almighty Kek on October 09, 2017, 02:17:17 PM
I2 doesn't have a future, all there is is the past.

You can go on bitching about it or you can start contributing. I doubt people log on here to read your bitching or necrobumping.

Bitch, PLEASE! I'm not the one banning people and driving others away with a haughty, arrogant narcissistic personality.

Why don't you give the site back to Dunc or hand it over to McJagger? Or better yet, lets have a vote of who the (few remaining) members want to run things.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: odeon on October 09, 2017, 02:43:18 PM
I2 doesn't have a future, all there is is the past.

You can go on bitching about it or you can start contributing. I doubt people log on here to read your bitching or necrobumping.

Bitch, PLEASE! I'm not the one banning people and driving others away with a haughty, arrogant narcissistic personality.

Why don't you give the site back to Dunc or hand it over to McJagger? Or better yet, lets have a vote of who the (few remaining) members want to run things.

So you're saying they do log on here to read your whinging? Is that what you're going to base Intensity Cubed on?
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Almighty Kek on October 09, 2017, 02:47:31 PM
God you're dense.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: odeon on October 09, 2017, 03:00:11 PM
They do or they don't? Is this really your big contribution to this place?
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Jack on October 09, 2017, 03:38:48 PM
Or better yet, lets have a vote of who the (few remaining) members want to run things.
How about let's just guess who wants to run things. :laugh:
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Almighty Kek on October 09, 2017, 04:23:02 PM
I sure as fuck don't want it, I've got better things to do.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Jack on October 09, 2017, 05:17:05 PM
Jack is greatful Odeon doesn't have better things to do. :laugh:
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: odeon on October 10, 2017, 12:13:48 AM
I sure as fuck don't want it, I've got better things to do.

Intensity Cubed?  :hahaha:
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Genesis on October 12, 2017, 06:40:48 PM
Where's the popcorn? Oh there it is...

 :popcorn: Drama at it's finest  :popcorn:
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: Almighty Kek on October 19, 2017, 05:36:59 PM
I sure as fuck don't want it, I've got better things to do.

Intensity Cubed?  :hahaha:

That was an idea from 7 years ago.

Get with the times.
Title: Re: WP London meetup tomorrow?
Post by: odeon on October 20, 2017, 12:06:20 AM
I sure as fuck don't want it, I've got better things to do.

Intensity Cubed?  :hahaha:

That was an idea from 7 years ago.

Get with the times.

/shrugs

You haven't changed. You're still a spineless whining little bitch.