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Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:42 pm

Hi, my name is Douglas Squasoni. I live in New Jersey very close to the New York border. I am in my third year of college. In addition to being an avid watcher of Jeopardy! and WWTBAM, I am also an avid QuizUp player and an avid watcher of University Challenge and Only Connect. I have also participated in over 1000 quizzes in Alpaca Farm. I really love Art and World History, but I am majoring in Mathematics since they have the most variety of jobs. Also, I do not enjoy writing essays. I have an odd interest in clocks, candles, and bridges. I also really love fluffy animals.

I am on the Autistic spectrum. I am not a very social person in real life. I tend to be socially awkward when I do talk to people. However, I have always been a good student. I have never missed a single college lecture in any of my classes as of now. :D

I am never planning to be on Jeopardy!, although I've been having an ambition of soaking in more knowledge everyday.
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Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Post by Robert K S » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:05 pm

Welcome, Douglas! Thanks for being here!

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Post by Saturnalia » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:39 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:42 pm
Hi, my name is Douglas Squasoni. I live in New Jersey very close to the New York border. I am in my third year of college. In addition to being an avid watcher of Jeopardy! and WWTBAM, I am also an avid QuizUp player and an avid watcher of University Challenge. I have also participated in over 1000 quizzes in Alpaca Farm. I really love Art and World History, but I am majoring in Mathematics since they have the most variety of jobs. Also, I do not enjoy writing essays. I have an odd interest in clocks, candles, and bridges. I also really love fluffy animals.

I am on the Autistic spectrum. I am not a very social person in real life. I tend to be socially awkward when I do talk to people. However, I have always been a good student. I have never missed a single college lecture in any of my classes as of now. :D

I am never planning to be on Jeopardy!, although I've been having an ambition of soaking in more knowledge everyday.
Hey Douglas, thanks for introducing yourself. Can I ask why you're not planning to be on Jeopardy? Mostly just curious. But if social awkwardness/ anxiety is part of it, I can say that at least for me (speaking as another Aspie) that stuff all got a lot smoother for me as I approached age 30; some of the change had to do with my own unusual circumstances but I think some was biological, too. For whatever that's worth.

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:03 pm

Saturnalia wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:39 pm
Hey Douglas, thanks for introducing yourself. Can I ask why you're not planning to be on Jeopardy? Mostly just curious. But if social awkwardness/ anxiety is part of it, I can say that at least for me (speaking as another Aspie) that stuff all got a lot smoother for me as I approached age 30; some of the change had to do with my own unusual circumstances but I think some was biological, too. For whatever that's worth.
My reasons:

1. I live on the other side of the country and I do not like going on planes.

2. I have a routine schedule that I do not want to change.

3. There is too much pressure at stake when you are on the show. It is extremely different from playing at home.

4. You don't always get to answer the questions you know.

5. I will always have the about-to-be wildcard during the SHC. 8-)
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Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Post by econgator » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:04 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:03 pm
3. There is too much pressure at steak when you are on the show.
I like steak.

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:09 pm

econgator wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:04 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:03 pm
3. There is too much pressure at steak when you are on the show.
I like steak.
Oops wrong word. That won't make the cut. Or should I say entrecote. 8-) :lol:
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Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Post by CasketRomance » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:04 am

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:03 pm
Saturnalia wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:39 pm
Hey Douglas, thanks for introducing yourself. Can I ask why you're not planning to be on Jeopardy? Mostly just curious. But if social awkwardness/ anxiety is part of it, I can say that at least for me (speaking as another Aspie) that stuff all got a lot smoother for me as I approached age 30; some of the change had to do with my own unusual circumstances but I think some was biological, too. For whatever that's worth.
My reasons:

1. I live on the other side of the country and I do not like going on planes.

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Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Post by JayK33 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:17 am

I don't know if I've properly posted in this thread yet.

You can all call me Jay. I'm 26 now, from Canada, and while I started watching/following on a non-regular basis prior to Season 22, around then is when I'd say I became a real fan.

Along with J!, I am also a fan and have a ton of knowledge of shows such as Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother, and America's Got Talent. Lately I've been getting more into WWTBAM as well. Mainly reality shows. I've even been an admin on the wiki for one of those shows.

Favorite movies include Memento from 2000. Music, plenty of sorts. I'd say music is also one of my strong suits when it comes to trivia.

Speaking of J! though, I don't think I'd be able to be a contestant. Not just because of my mediocre stats a lot of you have witnessed on here, but due to a number of other factors as well, such as lack of life stories, personal challenges, and so on. Never been on TV anyway. I have been to bar trivia nights a few times in the past. Usually as a soloist. Never won.

I also have a semi-regular YouTube show that involves script writing. Again, a solo thing.

And in case anybody is wondering, this is where my current avatar is from:


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Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:25 am

JayK33 wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:17 am
I don't know if I've properly posted in this thread yet.

You can all call me Jay. I'm 26 now, from Canada, and while I started watching/following on a non-regular basis prior to Season 22, around then is when I'd say I became a real fan.

Along with J!, I am also a fan and have a ton of knowledge of shows such as Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother, and America's Got Talent. Lately I've been getting more into WWTBAM as well. Mainly reality shows. I've even been an admin on the wiki for one of those shows.

Favorite movies include Memento from 2000. Music, plenty of sorts. I'd say music is also one of my strong suits when it comes to trivia.

Speaking of J! though, I don't think I'd be able to be a contestant. Not just because of my mediocre stats a lot of you have witnessed on here, but due to a number of other factors as well, such as lack of life stories, personal challenges, and so on. Never been on TV anyway. I have been to bar trivia nights a few times in the past. Usually as a soloist. Never won.

I also have a semi-regular YouTube show that involves script writing. Again, a solo thing.

And in case anybody is wondering, this is where my current avatar is from:

Thanks for this! I'm currently in week 8 of physical therapy for shoulder impingement and this helps explain why the therapist is torturing me to bend in unnatural positions :). And I thought he was just a sadist! It is incredible how imaginative people can be.
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Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Post by Euphonium » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:41 am

I suppose I should pop in.

I'm Kurt, and I'm closer to the end than the beginning of a Ph.D. in Russian history. In the (admittedly unlikely) event that anyone cares/is interested, I study religious minorities, conscientious objection, and migration in the late Russian Empire/early post-revolutionary period. My dissertation examines the emigration of several thousand members of one branch of a Christian movement known as Dukhobors to Canada around 1900, with a focus on the networks that arose to support them in their migration or that they took advantage of, and the ways in which they were able to maintain both personal and conceptual connections with their home country. I'll be travelling to Ottawa in about a month for another segment of archival research, and I'm really looking forward to it (never been there before, and it's reasonably close to Montreal and Toronto, both of which I've also never visited).

Beyond that, I keep busy with way too many different things. When I can take a weekend off I like to camp, and when I can't I'll try to set aside a few hours for one of my other hobbies. In particular, I am a hobbyist (and probably not very good, but hey, I'm doing it for me) computer programmer, working on a few projects right now: a roguelike computer game, a data management and visualization tool for researchers in humanities fields, and a tracker for Microsoft Flight Simulator (oh, I also waste way too much money flying pictures of planes around a pretend world on the computer). I also conworld, and I like to emphasize the complexity and mutability of religious and oral traditions in the societies and lives I imagine and create. And I try to set aside at least an hour every night for pleasure reading--my tastes there are all over the place; right now I'm reading Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis (my second-favorite American writer, after Willa Cather). I have an amateur radio license, though I haven't done anything with it in years.

Also, I bake all my own bread. Started about two years ago, never look back.
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Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Post by JayK33 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:59 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:25 am
Thanks for this! I'm currently in week 8 of physical therapy for shoulder impingement and this helps explain why the therapist is torturing me to bend in unnatural positions :). And I thought he was just a sadist! It is incredible how imaginative people can be.
I discovered them a few months ago, despite only being televised on the last season of America's Got Talent for a grand total of literally about four seconds. May not have fared well on that show, but they are great in my opinion. One of the more unique dance groups I've seen.

This is probably my favorite video of theirs:


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