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Hello from Arizona USA

Postby azcycle » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:39 am

I've already posted a couple times in the Fury Road vehicles thread but thought I'd officially introduce myself. I've been a Mad Max fan since I saw Road Warrior on television when I was a kid, though it was after MM3 was on VHS. Of course it was the highly-edited and overdubbed version ... I'm pretty sure it was the "Lost" version. But it was fascinating enough that I went out and rented all three films PLUS a VHS player. Remember when you could actually rent a VHS player? :D Of course, I used that to make bootleg copies of all three movies for myself and eventually wore them out from playing them so much. I remember being quite shocked at the violence in the theatrical releases once I saw them.

In Junior High and High School I got into Dungeons & Dragons, gaming, etc and actually created my own "Mad Max" style role-playing game that actually got pretty popular in my nerdy group of friends. I also wrote an entire MM-inspired fantasy novel (initially wanted to write three) and submitted it for publication my senior year in high school. It (naturally) got rejected but I still have the original electronic files and have been contemplating revisiting the series and self-publish. The "creative" forum here fanned that low-burning flame a bit so maybe I'll have to start posting some old chapters and get some feedback from ya'll.

Of course with our first child on the way in October, I doubt I'll have time for that. :D And get this .... our upcoming boy is named Max. I swear I didn't plan that, but I'm going to get a lot of life out of it. I see future Halloween costumes...

Other than that... I love cycling, particularly mountain biking. Also a part-time gear head. I've got a 1965 Mustang and a 1981 BMW r65 motorcycle that I love to tinker with.
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Re: Hello from Arizona USA

Postby mack tanker » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:57 am

Welcome to the forum enjoy!
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Re: Hello from Arizona USA

Postby madmach » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:54 pm

Welcome to the funny farm! Feel free to post some pics of your toys.
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Re: Hello from Arizona USA

Postby Redd4 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:39 am

Welcome! I played D&D for a while in the early '90s, but it was the typical game. For me, more of an excuse to drink beer and be with friends. A Mad Max D&D, that's very cool.
If you have another boy, maybe the wife will let you name him "Wez"?
Or Jim, and nickname him Goose?
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Re: Hello from Arizona USA

Postby MWFV8 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:47 am

Welcome!

Liking the sound of the D&D game and the novel. If you want any technical help with self publishing then fire away, it's pretty easy stuff now.
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Re: Hello from Arizona USA

Postby azcycle » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:57 pm

Ha! I like the nickname "Goose." Thanks for the welcome,I'll have to dig up some of the old writing. Here are a couple shots of my "toys."

1965 Mustang - been in my family since new. Unrestored (though repainted the original color back in 1991).
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And here's the Airhead. 1981 BMW r65. It was my father-in-laws and I inherited when he passed away in 2009. He designed and built the saddle and saddlebags himself. He was quite the fabricator and built a lot of cool motorcycles in his day.
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Re: Hello from Arizona USA

Postby azcycle » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:01 pm

MWFV8 wrote:Welcome!

Liking the sound of the D&D game and the novel. If you want any technical help with self publishing then fire away, it's pretty easy stuff now.


Thanks... how has the response been for your book?
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Re: Hello from Arizona USA

Postby MWFV8 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:05 pm

azcycle wrote:
MWFV8 wrote:Welcome!

Liking the sound of the D&D game and the novel. If you want any technical help with self publishing then fire away, it's pretty easy stuff now.


Thanks... how has the response been for your book?


Very poor but my mum loves it lol!
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Re: Hello from Arizona USA

Postby seriz » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:35 pm

Hi !
I'm from France but I was just touring in Arizona last month, what a wonderful land !
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Re: Hello from Arizona USA

Postby Heavy Chevy » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:39 am

I will have to agree with Seriz.
AZ is a beautiful state.
Could almost film a MM movie there...

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