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Old 19-05-2010, 18:12   #16
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Old 19-05-2010, 18:24   #18
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Call me Ishmael…

I'm a high school English teacher. So I wanted to be a literary character.

Starbuck, as many of you know (hey, you, asleep in the back of the class, perhaps you'd like to explain this to the rest of us?) is the noble first mate to cap'n Ahab in Melville's American classic… anyone?

Anyone?


Bueller?


Moby Dick, or, The Whale

Hey, it was either that or Boo Radley, and there ain't nothin' nautical about that. Sheesh.
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In the early 90's I was a gamer pretty big time and was alpha and beta testing for a couple of really cool RPGs. At around that time I fell in love with the soundtrack of the film Sarafina and that was it. I've been Sara ever since: online and often off line as well...
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I'm a high school English teacher. So I wanted to be a literary character.

Starbuck, as many of you know (hey, you, asleep in the back of the class, perhaps you'd like to explain this to the rest of us?) is the noble first mate to cap'n Ahab in Melville's American classic… anyone?

Anyone?


Bueller?


Moby Dick, or, The Whale

Hey, it was either that or Boo Radley, and there ain't nothin' nautical about that. Sheesh.

Damn.... n I always thought you were some rich dude with a coffee shop.... Sheesh..
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Old 19-05-2010, 19:05   #23
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Old 19-05-2010, 19:40   #24
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Marine + Ness = Mariness
Because we're trying to get onto a "marine" lifestyle, and the last name is Ness.
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Old 19-05-2010, 20:53   #25
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Damn.... n I always thought you were some rich dude with a coffee shop.... Sheesh..
More like a poor man in a coffee shop…
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I'm a high school English teacher. So I wanted to be a literary character.
Funny.
We have both a Starbuck and an Ismael on this forum.
But no Ahab?

High school English teachers rock!
But they work waaaay to hard.
(Spoken from experience.)
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At the year end of Grade 9 our Math Teacher / Principal liked to indulge himself and the rest of the class, by voicing our character flaws and predicting our usually dismal futures.
(Yes he was an A-hole).

He opined that while I was smart enough, I would always be a drifter and never amount to much.

So I took that as a challenge to be the best drifter I could possible be and have since found peace only when cruising well past the drop-off.
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Ironically I had no idea Vagabonds were also great liveaboards, in fact I'd never heard of them, but now they're on the list of possibles.

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