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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by mooyagi » Fri May 10, 2013 1:02 pm

    AmelieM wrote:I think it's pretty safe to say that ALL Quebeckers are nice ppl!


    Until you put some hockey in them. :?
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by AmelieM » Fri May 10, 2013 2:46 pm

    mooyagi wrote:
    AmelieM wrote:I think it's pretty safe to say that ALL Quebeckers are nice ppl!


    Until you put some hockey in them. :?


    Hahahahahaha! Right, right! But the Habs are out already, so we're good for 6 months or so. :P
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Krys » Fri May 10, 2013 2:56 pm

    AmelieM wrote:
    mooyagi wrote:
    AmelieM wrote:I think it's pretty safe to say that ALL Quebeckers are nice ppl!


    Until you put some hockey in them. :?


    Hahahahahaha! Right, right! But the Habs are out already, so we're good for 6 months or so. :P


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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by mooyagi » Fri May 10, 2013 2:59 pm

    :lol: :lol: :lol: Couldn't be happier about that! Go Bruins!

    Y'all should head over to the hockey thread. :beerwink:

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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by korpens-saga » Fri May 10, 2013 3:17 pm

    AmelieM wrote:
    korpens-saga wrote:
    AmelieM wrote:Name:
    Amelie

    City/country:
    Quebec / Canada


    Oh hey, another gal from Québec!! Hi :cheers:


    Hi there! :)
    Are there usually a lot of Quebeckers on that boat?


    In 2012 I met around 15 people from quebec/montreal/the province in general. I saw less in 2013 but maybe that was because I was too busy to socialise (so many folk metal bands to catch *.*). And, well, we're not too hard to spot with all the curse words XD
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    by Jaimie38 » Fri May 10, 2013 3:46 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNalcAF6yyI

    A French swearing lesson Quebec style.

    :P

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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by KDibildeaux » Fri May 10, 2013 5:24 pm

    AmelieM wrote:
    mooyagi wrote:
    AmelieM wrote:I think it's pretty safe to say that ALL Quebeckers are nice ppl!


    Until you put some hockey in them. :?


    Hahahahahaha! Right, right! But the Habs are out already, so we're good for 6 months or so. :P

    I dunno, I've encountered waaaaaay too many Nordiques trolls who make me think the opposite :lol: (I'm a Coyotes fan)
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    by Millertime » Tue May 14, 2013 1:07 pm

    Howdy folks! My name is Eric, although an equal amount of friends call me Millertime, so whatever works! 70k 2013 was my first time onbroad, and I'm booked for next year already (and likely all the years after that: without a doubt the best time of my life, and I'd sacrifice any other vacation I could possibly take just to be able to go on this cruise every year).

    Hometown: Seattle, Washington USA. Nope, the rain doesn't bother me.

    What got me in to metal: My friend has been a guitar player his whole life, so he's the one who got me in to metal. I'd say it definitely it started with power metal, as being somewhat of a nerd my whole life, the over-the-top, fantastical subject matter appeals to that side of me. At first it started as kind of a joke because of how cheesy the genre could get and we'd just laugh about it, but then we really started just loving the shit out of the music. Since then, I've branched out into all sorts of genres (thrash, NWOBHM, 80's hair metal, stuff with solos) and going to metal shows is my #1 hobby.

    Top 10 (couldn't choose 5, sorry!) Bands: This changes frequently, as I'm sure most can relate. So in no particular order...
    - Angra: I will say they are my #1 though. Flew down to LA just to see them open for Sepultura a couple years back without thinking twice about it. I'm envious of all the Brazilians who've probably seen them countless times over the years. I had booked 70k 2013 before they were even announced, and when they were...I'm not ashamed to admit I got quite emotional. My favorite picture of the cruise was on Grand Turk in front of the ship, posing with Felipe, Kiko, and Raphael. Not sure if I'm ever taking that one off of my desktop background.
    - Edguy/Avantasia: Basically anything Tobias Sammet does. Bummed I was one year late to catch him on the cruise, but I'm holding out hope for a next year repeat. Only seen Edguy once before I really got familiar with their discography, and now I'd be belting out every lyric of every song. And Avantasia will take some sort of miracle to see in the USA anytime soon.
    - Gamma Ray: Probably on the top of my list of bands that I haven't seen live yet. I was really hoping they would be tagging along with Helloween on their upcoming US leg of their tour, but it's not to be.
    - Primal Fear: Another band that I've seen only once before I became very familiar with most of their albums, and am craving to see again. Really hoping for them on next year's cruise, probably the top of the wishlist.
    - Skeletonwitch: For when I absolutely, positively, MUST get pumped up.
    - Holy Grail: Seen them numerous times opening for various bands, and have become good friends over the years. Was so stoked for them when they got on the cruise.
    - Gloryhammer: A very new band, but their debut album is among the best power metal I've come across. I know it's a long-shot, but seeing as Chris Bowes (keys/vocals for Alestorm) created this band, I have hope for them as 2014 addition.
    - Andrew WK: Not exactly metal, but the I Get Wet album was the soundtrack to which I learned how to drink and party. His concerts are not to be missed.

    - And finally, Dragonforce: I know some long-time metalheads may roll their eyes at this, but this was the band that got me started on the path. Me and my aforementioned guitar player buddy of mine listened to the Valley of the Damned demo online more times than I could possibly imagine, and made a pact that if they ever managed to play in the USA, we would fly to where ever the very first show was. In 2005, they announced a single show in Quebec City, and we decided that was close enough, so we flew 2500 miles to their first performance in North America. We managed to meet them after the show, and when we revealed that we had flown from Seattle to see them, they could not believe we had traveled so far just to see them play. We became fast friends, and I've since seen them live over 16 times all over the west coast, and each time it's like a reunion of old friends, always accompanied with a massive amount of drinking and partying backstage or on the tour-bus. I know it's a long story, but it's not often you get the chance to become friends with your idols, so it's a story worth telling in my opinion.

    Job/Occupation: I majored in Exercise Science in college, and I work at a sports medicine clinic. There, I train athletes correct running mechanics, optimizing their form and correcting strength and flexibility imbalances that lead to decreased performance and increased risk of injury. We also train to improve agility, balance, coordination, and jumping ability. Many of our clients have the potential to go on to play for college and onwards to the professional level, and it's a very rewarding experience to work with them on the ground level, and see where they go from there. I also perform DXA scans for clients, which is the clinical standard for determining body fat percentage, as well as bone density.

    I also work as a carhop at a 50's style drive-in burger restaurant. I've always thought it's kind of funny how contradictory my two jobs are, but I consider it good job security: I can fatten people up, and then teach them how to lose the weight again!

    Favorite Cruise Memory: Hard to pick just one, but I'd would have to say the final night of the cruise at Karaoke. They say on the website that this is a night that you wish would never end, and that is 100% the truth. Sitting around with a new family from places all over the world, being equally entertained by singers both good and bad, and drinking and partying the way that only metalheads can. Sharing in the tradition of "Tequila Suicides" with the Finns was a particular highlight: Salt gets snorted up the nose, tequila goes in the mouth, and lime gets squeezed in the eye. This will definitely happen every cruise now.

    I know that's quite the wall of text, but I'm really excited to meet even more of you guys next year onbroad, and I thought this would be a good way to start!

    Cheers
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Stained Class » Tue May 14, 2013 1:13 pm

    Hi Eric! Look forward to hanging out with you again next year! You should try and come up to Calgary Metalfest/Noctis/Armstrong Metalfest this summer.
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    by mooyagi » Tue May 14, 2013 1:26 pm

    Welcome, Millertime! :cheers:
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    by Millertime » Wed May 15, 2013 11:58 pm

    Stained Class wrote:Hi Eric! Look forward to hanging out with you again next year! You should try and come up to Calgary Metalfest/Noctis/Armstrong Metalfest this summer.


    Just looked up all 3, and they all conflict with stuff I got planned already! Calgary is too soon to get time off, I'm running the Warrior Dash during Armstrong, and going to Vegas during Noctis. Shucks, traveling for metal shows is the best. Some other time though!
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    by Stained Class » Thu May 16, 2013 6:50 am

    Millertime wrote:
    Stained Class wrote:Hi Eric! Look forward to hanging out with you again next year! You should try and come up to Calgary Metalfest/Noctis/Armstrong Metalfest this summer.


    Just looked up all 3, and they all conflict with stuff I got planned already! Calgary is too soon to get time off, I'm running the Warrior Dash during Armstrong, and going to Vegas during Noctis. Shucks, traveling for metal shows is the best. Some other time though!

    Ah dang. Well at the very least I'll cya on the next cruise.
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    by AmelieM » Thu May 16, 2013 7:49 am

    Millertime wrote: And Avantasia will take some sort of miracle to see in the USA anytime soon.


    Hi Millertime! Well... they ARE doing a single show in Quebec City this summer... Sounds familiar? Care for another trip up here? Haha!
    Welcome to the forum! :)
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    by AmelieM » Thu May 16, 2013 7:55 am

    KDibildeaux wrote:I dunno, I've encountered waaaaaay too many Nordiques trolls who make me think the opposite :lol: (I'm a Coyotes fan)


    Oh, just give us that team already! :P
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    by mooyagi » Thu May 16, 2013 11:19 am

    AmelieM wrote:
    KDibildeaux wrote:I dunno, I've encountered waaaaaay too many Nordiques trolls who make me think the opposite :lol: (I'm a Coyotes fan)


    Oh, just give us that team already! :P


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    by Millertime » Thu May 16, 2013 12:01 pm

    AmelieM wrote:
    Millertime wrote: And Avantasia will take some sort of miracle to see in the USA anytime soon.


    Hi Millertime! Well... they ARE doing a single show in Quebec City this summer... Sounds familiar? Care for another trip up here? Haha!
    Welcome to the forum! :)


    Depends, do they still sell Wildcat Force 10 up there? I have fond memories of getting hammered off that stuff and stumbling around in a park in the middle of town, resulting in a busted lip, a neck-sprain, and a scar on my leg that I have to this day. Haven't been able to find the stuff since.
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    by KDibildeaux » Thu May 16, 2013 7:44 pm

    AmelieM wrote:
    KDibildeaux wrote:I dunno, I've encountered waaaaaay too many Nordiques trolls who make me think the opposite :lol: (I'm a Coyotes fan)


    Oh, just give us that team already! :P

    How about you get an expansion team? :P
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    by Sherlock » Mon May 20, 2013 6:02 am

    Hi - Heard of the cruise a couple of years ago and finally decided to get onboard this year. This will be my first cruise ever !

    Name:
    Dennis

    City/country:
    Québec City/Canada ( I'm French Canadian but my English is quite good when I'm sober ;) ).


    What first got you into metal?
    When I first heard Metallica's album Ride the Lightning I was hooked....

    Play any instruments?
    I play the Ipod like a pro... Oh wait that's not an instrument ....

    Top 5 bands?

    - Iron Maiden
    - Sabaton
    - Tyr
    - Heidevolk
    - Sonata Arctica


    What do you do?
    I'm a bus driver in Québec City...

    What deck are you on?
    Deck 3 .

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    I sometimes listen to country music !!!

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    by mooyagi » Mon May 20, 2013 6:16 am

    Welcome, Sherlock! :cheers:
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    by Badgerbomb300 » Mon May 20, 2013 8:08 am

    Hope you enjoy the cruise and the great people associated with it Sherlock. I also wanted to say it was Ride the Lightning for me that I listened to and never turned back because I was fully hooked :headbanger: damn good album
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    by Jaimie38 » Mon May 20, 2013 8:55 am

    [quote="Sherlock"] What do you do?
    I'm a bus driver in Québec City...





    :shock:


    Now that's a job!

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    by X-Thor » Mon May 20, 2013 9:34 am

    Welcome, Sherlock!!

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    by ArlequinA » Fri May 24, 2013 3:51 pm

    Sherlock wrote:
    City/country:
    Québec City/Canada ( I'm French Canadian but my English is quite good when I'm sober ;) ).





    That's funny because my english only works when I am drunk. That's why I have to keep a beer in my hand 24/7 while onbroad.

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    by Eternity » Sun May 26, 2013 3:25 pm

    Doing this again because I've been gone for so long I might as well be new. Also things have changed since the last time I did this.

    City/country:
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. But I'm originally from Calgary, so I'm not all bad.

    Age (optional):
    25... pretty sure... yeah, that sounds right.

    What first got you into metal?
    In my younger days, all I liked was classical, celtic, and really bad electronica. A friend put on some music while we were working in the prep kitchen at work. It was Nightwish (Oceanborn/Wishmaster) and I liked the melodies... up to that point, I thought all metal was just BS yelling and pounding on a guitar. Another coworker eased my into 3 Inches of Blood and Cradle of Filth, I eventually found Tristania, Sonata Arctica, and Stratovarius thanks to people not naming files correctly on Limewire. That year changed my life.

    Play any instruments?
    Used to play the flute, tried to get back into it but I need a practice area first... would really like to get into Eluveitie-style tin whistles though. I'd really like to play keyboards, but my left and right hands just won't move independently, making it difficult to play anything that sounds like not crap. Strings elude me, though I'd love to go back in time and learn to play violin or cello.

    Top 5 bands?
    This is tough, it changes way too often. Lately there's been a lot of Haggard, Nightwish, Eluveitie, Powerglove, Sonata Arctica I guess? I have a really hard time ranking bands these days, giving less than 25 is just pointless.

    What do you do?
    Just got my diploma, I just started working as a business analyst working on software improvements for the dental department of a major non-profit health insurance company.

    What deck are you on?
    Deck 2, one of the wheelchair rooms. 2507 I believe.

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    Very little weirds me out. Please try. If you use my forum name instead of Daniel, I'll probably know you're from here.
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    by alex_canada » Mon May 27, 2013 5:33 pm

    Excellent taste. We'll get on just fine.
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    Welcome back!!!

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    by Eternity » Tue May 28, 2013 8:55 pm

    LadyBlackfhyre wrote:Welcome back!!!

    Haha, I just read your wishlist, and it looks like the missing half of mine. In fact, I think I might be more likely to pay for yours than mine.
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    City/country:
    Mexico City

    Age (optional):
    26

    What first got you into metal?
    My first contact with metal was like 10 years ago, when a friend of mine was listening to Therion’s Ginnungagap, it was simply awesome……..then I went to their concert and have been going every time they come to Mexico. Then I found Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Edguy, Avantasia, etc (yeah, I’m a power metal fan :mrgreen: ). Eventually I went to a mini festival, featuring Tristania, Orphaned Land and Kreator, which I hadn’t heard at the time (I know, shoot me XD), that night I got into my very first mosh pit on Kreator, became a really big fan and found other bands like Exodus, Destruction and Tankard. From then on I became a metal concert junkie.

    Play any instruments?
    I try to play drums on a proper drum set; if there’s not one around me, I do air drumming, table drumming, leg drumming and, my favorite, skull drumming (not very appreciated by some of my friends).

    Top 5 bands?
    Tough one…..I’d go with Dark Tranquillity, Avantasia, Kreator, Amon Amarth and Porcupine Tree (yeah, not metal, but they’re awesome).

    What do you do?
    I’m a corporate sellout I.T. engineer at day, insomniac father at night. I’m a beer fan (not shitty beers like Corona and Sol, but craft beers from Mexico and around the world) :givebeer:


    What deck are you on?
    Deck 2

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I can dance tango, I enjoy Frank Sinatra’s music and…….maybe I’ll talk in memes every now and then :D
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    ScarletSoul wrote:City/country:
    Mexico City

    Age (optional):
    26

    What first got you into metal?
    My first contact with metal was like 10 years ago, when a friend of mine was listening to Therion’s Ginnungagap, it was simply awesome……..then I went to their concert and have been going every time they come to Mexico. Then I found Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Edguy, Avantasia, etc (yeah, I’m a power metal fan :mrgreen: ). Eventually I went to a mini festival, featuring Tristania, Orphaned Land and Kreator, which I hadn’t heard at the time (I know, shoot me XD), that night I got into my very first mosh pit on Kreator, became a really big fan and found other bands like Exodus, Destruction and Tankard. From then on I became a metal concert junkie.

    Play any instruments?
    I try to play drums on a proper drum set; if there’s not one around me, I do air drumming, table drumming, leg drumming and, my favorite, skull drumming (not very appreciated by some of my friends).

    Top 5 bands?
    Tough one…..I’d go with Dark Tranquillity, Avantasia, Kreator, Amon Amarth and Porcupine Tree (yeah, not metal, but they’re awesome).

    What do you do?
    I’m a corporate sellout I.T. engineer at day, insomniac father at night. I’m a beer fan (not shitty beers like Corona and Sol, but craft beers from Mexico and around the world) :givebeer:


    What deck are you on?
    Deck 2

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I can dance tango, I enjoy Frank Sinatra’s music and…….maybe I’ll talk in memes every now and then :D


    Hells yeah! Más mexicanos! :bangers: :bangers:
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by Stained Class » Wed May 29, 2013 12:29 pm

    alex_canada wrote:Excellent taste. We'll get on just fine.

    Do you not get along with people that don't have good taste? :P


    Welcome Scarletsoul :bangers:
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by ScarletSoul » Wed May 29, 2013 1:31 pm

    X-Thor wrote:
    ScarletSoul wrote:City/country:
    Mexico City

    Age (optional):
    26

    What first got you into metal?
    My first contact with metal was like 10 years ago, when a friend of mine was listening to Therion’s Ginnungagap, it was simply awesome……..then I went to their concert and have been going every time they come to Mexico. Then I found Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Edguy, Avantasia, etc (yeah, I’m a power metal fan :mrgreen: ). Eventually I went to a mini festival, featuring Tristania, Orphaned Land and Kreator, which I hadn’t heard at the time (I know, shoot me XD), that night I got into my very first mosh pit on Kreator, became a really big fan and found other bands like Exodus, Destruction and Tankard. From then on I became a metal concert junkie.

    Play any instruments?
    I try to play drums on a proper drum set; if there’s not one around me, I do air drumming, table drumming, leg drumming and, my favorite, skull drumming (not very appreciated by some of my friends).

    Top 5 bands?
    Tough one…..I’d go with Dark Tranquillity, Avantasia, Kreator, Amon Amarth and Porcupine Tree (yeah, not metal, but they’re awesome).

    What do you do?
    I’m a corporate sellout I.T. engineer at day, insomniac father at night. I’m a beer fan (not shitty beers like Corona and Sol, but craft beers from Mexico and around the world) :givebeer:


    What deck are you on?
    Deck 2

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    I can dance tango, I enjoy Frank Sinatra’s music and…….maybe I’ll talk in memes every now and then :D


    Hells yeah! Más mexicanos! :bangers: :bangers:


    Hell yeah!!!!!!!! :metalguy: To all fellow mexicans.......A HUEVO!!!!!! :mrgreen:
    70k 2011 Survivor, back for 70k 2014!! :D
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by ScarletSoul » Wed May 29, 2013 2:51 pm

    gnoff_the_creep wrote:
    ScarletSoul wrote:Top 5 bands?
    Tough one…..I’d go with Dark Tranquillity, Avantasia, Kreator, Amon Amarth and Porcupine Tree (yeah, not metal, but they’re awesome).

    What do you do?
    I’m a beer fan (not shitty beers like Corona and Sol, but craft beers from Mexico and around the world) :givebeer:




    Amon Amarth and a beer nerd eh?
    I'll be your friend even though you praise power metal :bangers:

    Drank the beers I could find in Monterrey and surroundings in 2005, I was sad when I heard Casta (Especialidades Cerveceras) closed down, they made some good beers and I was even lucky enough to find a Casta Milenia to share with my friends during my trip.

    And actually, the Corona Genuine Cerveza de Barril tasted real nice, some say it is the exact same beer as the regular Corona Extra, but I beg to differ.

    Welcome to the forum!



    Thanks Gnoff!!! It's always nice to meet another beer nerd :mrgreen:

    And yeah, it's a shame Casta was bought by one of the two big beer companies in Mexico, I don't remember which one, but I think they allowed one Casta beer (Casta Bruna) to continue on production, you can find it in Guadalajara or Monterrey.

    As for Corona, yes, you're right, the draught version is definitely an improvement.

    If you're interested in nice mexican beers I really recommend you try anything from Primus Cervecería (Tempus Doble Malta is really good), Cervecería Jack (their Porter and Stouts are really interesting), Cucapa (try the Chupacabras) and the Calavera beers (these ones are awesome, they have APA, Imperial Stout and very nice seasonal beer for spring, dia de muertos and nice barleywines for Christmas).

    Cheers!! !! :cheers:
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    by Krys » Wed May 29, 2013 4:45 pm

    It's time I finally typed out an official introduction, I suppose :D. I'm Krystyna.

    City/country:
    Ottawa, Canada.

    Age (optional):
    24

    What first got you into metal?
    I was brought up on classic rock like The Rolling Stones, KISS, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and The Who and I farted around in hard rock, alternative, nu-metal etc for a while in my early teens. I guess you could say I used the influences of my favorite bands as inspiration so I quickly went from Linkin Park/Matthew Good Band-type music to Pantera, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slayer and other mainstream metal . And of course from there it just took off...

    Play any instruments?
    Guitar, since I was 13 - but not seriously in any sense ;) I have vivid memories of teaching myself to play to the album Master of Reality by ear though.

    Top 5 bands?

    I really hate doing top anything's because my choices always tend to change... I leave out bands that I shouldn't! At the moment it is the following:

    Eluveitie
    Testament
    Amon Amarth
    Exciter
    Metallica (whatever the haters are hating about them these days I don't care :mrgreen:)
    Sabaton

    What do you do?
    I will be heading back to Algonquin college in the fall for community studies (I bailed on Film Studies and Hotel & Restaurant Management in the past 5 years so I'm finishing this program come hell or high water), and in the meantime getting myself a new job wouldn't hurt :lol:

    What deck are you on?
    Deck 4 - cabin 4537.

    What's a creepy thing I can say when I see you that no stranger should know and will weird you out that I do?
    Hmmmmm....... I was at a 30 Seconds To Mars show (I can't recall who headlined - but I wasn't there for 30 seconds to mars!) and Jared Leto jumped and landed right on top of me, busted my glasses and then helped the chick beside me up and gave her a bunch of merch *shakes fist* :bitch: . As a result I have fostered a pretty big grudge against Jared Leto for many years now. So, references to Jared Leto stage diving onto my head are probably the way to go.
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    by mooyagi » Wed May 29, 2013 5:21 pm

    Welcome, ScarletSoul and Krys and welcome back, Eternity! :cheers:
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    by X-Thor » Wed May 29, 2013 7:03 pm

    gnoff_the_creep wrote:Not seen those beers around these parts.
    Also been trying to get my hands on Noche Buena for about 8 years now :lol:


    I'll try to bring you a Noche Buena for the cruise. I don't know if it'll ruin during the flight or whatnot, but I'll try.
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    by X-Thor » Thu May 30, 2013 9:32 am

    gnoff_the_creep wrote:
    X-Thor wrote:
    gnoff_the_creep wrote:Not seen those beers around these parts.
    Also been trying to get my hands on Noche Buena for about 8 years now :lol:


    I'll try to bring you a Noche Buena for the cruise. I don't know if it'll ruin during the flight or whatnot, but I'll try.



    That would be awesome!

    I've flown with beers a lot, I just pack them in my checked luggage and it is no problem :party:


    OK. You're in luck because Noche Buenas are only sold during winter. :3drunks:
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    Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself!

    by ScarletSoul » Thu May 30, 2013 9:34 am

    gnoff_the_creep wrote:
    X-Thor wrote:
    gnoff_the_creep wrote:Not seen those beers around these parts.
    Also been trying to get my hands on Noche Buena for about 8 years now :lol:


    I'll try to bring you a Noche Buena for the cruise. I don't know if it'll ruin during the flight or whatnot, but I'll try.



    That would be awesome!

    I've flown with beers a lot, I just pack them in my checked luggage and it is no problem :party:


    Let's pack a NocheBuena box for the cruise! That's a really good beer, considering it's something you can find in any store by November/December. I recommend Bohemia beer too!! They also have Bohemia Weizen and Chocolate Stout (both seasonal), which are pretty decent. :dreams:
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    by X-Thor » Thu May 30, 2013 9:40 am

    ScarletSoul wrote:Let's pack a NocheBuena box for the cruise! That's a really good beer, considering it's something you can find in any store by November/December. I recommend Bohemia beer too!! They also have Bohemia Weizen and Chocolate Stout (both seasonal), which are pretty decent. :dreams:


    Now you're talking!

    I don't think we can smuggle a box of beer onbroad (Note to UMC people reading this: or anything else. AT ALL. NOBODY SMUGGLES ANYTHING. EVER), but we'll surely get to drink it at the beach party. I'll also try and bring some mezcal. So if we can get pulque and tequila there, we'll have a mexican booze fest for everyone!
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    by debborah1 » Thu May 30, 2013 11:52 am

    Hi....my name is Debborah......and I have a huge Metal problem..... :boobs: :cheers:
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    by Stained Class » Thu May 30, 2013 11:55 am

    OHMIGAWD IT'S DEBBORAH!!! :boobs: :headbanger: :mrgreen:
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