I was just wondering if there is anyone younger than me here on Hattrack (or has been). I am 21. (Posting my age so I could omit the ungentlemanly act of asking anyone for his/her age )
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Crystal's right, there is an "18 or over" rule, but I haven't seen anything on the website lately that actually states that.
There used to be an "under 18" forum, but the participants got a little too immature in their behavior (or so I understand), and that forum was cancelled.
By the way, Crystal, I have tried twice now to email you at the email address you gave to Hatrack, and there has been no response. Since I'm certain you wouldn't ignore an email from me, I have to ask: Are you no longer using that email address?
27 here. Funny, in the absence of data I tend to assume that internet acquaintances are around the same age as me. It looks like I'm one of the younger ones.
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Well, it's a self-selected sample, so it would be hard to say more than that more "older" Hatrackers appear to have posted in this topic than "younger" Hatrackers.
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quote:The supposed zodiac change was predicated on a faulty understanding of the zodiac system.
I read about that last week. According to the new zodiac alignment, I have been traded from Pisces to Aquarius. No concern to me; according to the Chinese zodiac, I am still an Ox...unless, of course, they changed that too, and I find out I'm really a Shih Tzu.
I finally get to this, someone has partially answered it already. Some researcher stated that a two thousand years ago or so the earth shifted enough so that the original zodiac signs aren't in the same position as seen from the earth as they were back when.
He set up what he thought would be a more true zodiac. Some dates have changed but some stay about the same plus there is a new sign.
Rather all this was a fake I have no idea, even though evidently the earth really does shift over time, but astrologers are evidently ignoring it so it doesn't matter if it is fake or not. The name of the new sign sounds like it could be a fake even though it's supposedly based on a real happening or date or city or person; I forget which.
The zodiac system is based on the planets, not on the stars. Yes the zodiac symbols are constellations, but they are also based on greek gods and monsters. (And yes, the ancients knew the difference between stars and planets.)
The shift of the earth is somewhat immaterial because it's a small variable in the way the solar system works.
quote: Aquarius about to turn 33 Oh, and I'm also a horse!
Hmm, thought about asking if you're related to that mean unicorn in the treehouse here but on second thought nope.
But do you know the Spellsinger. Hmm, there's a bunch of them now but this guy may have been the original. Young guy or he was when he was written about, who liked to play rock. He partnered with a horse for a while and even made friends with an old, drunken war veteran of a rhino. He also knew a gay unicorn.
No, Iím afraid I havenít met the spellsinger. I looked him up though, and he seems interesting. I did enjoy the Spellsong Cycle by Modesitt, although upon reading the synopsis about the spellsinger, Modesittís ideas seem significantly less original.
Only the Chinese think Iím a horse, everyone else knows that Iím really the Lady Tiger. (And as previously stated, mystical lady tigers get along really well with unicorns, of all stripes.)
The Alan Dean one is the one I thought might be the first one but in Lisa Shearin's Raine Benares series there are a bunch of spell singers.
If you like fantasy with a female rogue you will love this one. But her friend is an extremely powerful spell singer and one of her suitors is a powerful one too. Her other suitor doesn't need to be one, he's an ex-royal dark wizard.
And it seems like I recently heard of another spellsinger but can't recall where right now. But I would love to write a book about a modern spell singer or three.
But check out Shearin's store I love some of those shirts even though most are not for guys. By the way Benares's family are pirates rather good ones.