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HatrackR006
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Hey i'm 15, i justs tarted reading OSC in school, in a science fiction class...im from long island, NY...ive read Enders Game, The 6 Tales Alvin Maker, and im currently on Earthfall in the Homecoming series...i also like to play the guitar and other stuff liek that..yea ..sooo...ok i guess thast it
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Azlum
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Hey I'm new here but not to OSC's works. I am 28 years old. I live in Ontario Canada with my wife of 6 years, I manage a record store with 8 employee's. We are huge comic book fans (mostly Marvel) and we both love reading. My favorite authors are Tom Clancy, OSC. I am also an avid gamer and have wasted large amounts of my free time playing Halo2 online, much to my wife's chagrin. I have read all of the ender books, the alvin books, and most of OSC's other books. I love meeting new people and can be reached at azlum01@gmail.com
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Reykjavik
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Greetings all...

I'm a 31 year old system administrator working in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

I have been reading OSC's books for over 10 years. My favorite book of his is the Worthing Saga.

I've been a long time lurker on this site, finally decided to stand up and be noticed.

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Hi,

I've been lurking off and on for awhile and decided to go ahead and register today. Some of you might know me from pweb (same screenname), where I've been posting for the past 2.5 years. I'm 25, graduate student in counseling, living in North Dakota for the next few months at least (possibly next few years, depending on where I choose to get my Ph.D. Yup. I'm going to be a full fledged witch doctor someday.)

Nice to meet you all [Smile]

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Farmgirl
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Howdy and Welcome to our newest members, Reykjavik (I have no idea how to say that screenname!) and starlooker!

Reykjavik -- keep safe over there! I applaud you for serving our country..

starlooker - Hello! A psychiatrist that likes sci-fi! What a novel idea! [Wink] [Smile] [Big Grin] [Wink]

Farmgirl

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*coughs politely*

Psychologist, actually. Psychiatrists are MDs.

(Yes. That's right. According to Petra in SotH, I'm only going to be half-educated.)

Thanks for the welcome [Smile]

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Andrew
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Hey!

I'm branching out to here from VBS, thought I'd go ahead and post on this thread.

Whatever made me want to, I may never know...

Oh yes! The blaringly obvious title that I've somehow managed to ignore up 'till now! That could very well be it!

Ahem. Right.

Well, I guess what I'm trying to tell you guys, in a roundabout sort of way, is "hi!"

[Wave]

[ March 11, 2005, 10:25 AM: Message edited by: Andrew ]

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Emily W
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I’m 18 years old and I live in Indiana. I attended Columbia in Chicago this past fall semester and studied film with a concentration in post-production audio.

I didn’t like it there so I decided to take this spring semester off. I will attend Purdue University this coming fall to study electrical engineering with a concentration in acoustics.

I really want to be a Foley artist. They are the people that recreate noises for movies, radio, ect. I want to sit around in a little room all day and figure out how to recreate the sound of daily life.

Besides OSC I also enjoy the work of Frank Herbert, Pearl S. Buck, Flannery O’Conner and Stephen King. I play videogames as often as I can. Some of my favorites include Dance Dance Revolution (I can do 8 feet! If anyone even knows what I mean), Final Fantasy, Katamari Damacy and Metroid Prime.

I love animated movies, not just anime, and foreign films.

Ender’s Game is my favorite book series. I’ve read them all several times. Out of all the books out now I like Ender’s Shadow the most.

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Verai
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Another OSC fan drifted here thanks to the magic of google.

I'm 21 and currently between work. If my dream was true I would be getting paid to write novels. Unfortunately I need a lifeline before I can pursue that dream; McDonalds, or perhaps Burger King, will enjoy the wit I can muster while I make plans.

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iago_morgan
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hi guys

guess i jumped the gun with my question topic. but then i wandered around and found this thread, so here goes.

im 20 and live in florida, a big fan of OSC and aspiring author. well... aspiring bunch of things. in my free time (when wal~mart lets me have some) i make jewelry, create stuff from duct tape, knit, make clocks, paint, draw, write, garden, and so on and so on.

and four times a week at least im at some church thing or another giving props to the one who makes it all worth while.

that about sums me up.

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Farmgirl
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starlooker - well, yeah, I realized that, but you said you PLAN to get your PhD, so pretty soon you will be the real thing, right?
[Wink]

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Neh
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Since I was scanning for topics about how to introduce yourself I guess ill post my newbie introduction ^_^

Im 18 years old ( 19 in a few more weeks ) and I live in San Jose,CA. The first time I read a book in the enderverse was my freshmen year in highschool. There was a bunch of books that looked boring. ( I dont mean to discriminate against other genres ) but my favorite is science fiction and ender's game was the only one on the list. Appart from Farienhiet 354 ( cant remember the numbers ) needless to say once I started reading I couldnt stop. This series is one of my all time favorites. I enjoy the plots and well written unforgettable characters. The politcal aspect is also intriging. Ive read every book in the Ender/Shadow series.
I currently work in Retail, early mornings so as to have the rest of the day off.

Though sometimes early morning wake-ups are killer ^_^

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HeartlessJersey
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i figured there had to be a newbie thread somewhere on this forum.

i'm a 20 year old community college student and almost-full-time video rentals store supervisor. Which means i watch alot of movies and i get very pretentious about them. I heard about Ender's Game when i was in 9th grade i think, and on a random trip back to my 8th grade teacher, i found a copy of it in her personal library and asked to borrow it. I read it and i've been fairly deeply mentally obsessed with the idea of Battle School ever since.

I've already taken a little heat because i enjoy the Shadow series + bean more than the Ender series + Xenocide. Oh well. so is life.

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Mojoric
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Hi my name is Glen Burke I am 15 years old and live in Oregon. I olny started reading OSC in december when my friend game me Ender's Game. sence then I have read all of the Ender books exept Children of the Mind and Shadow of the Giant only because my libary does not have them [Frown] . I have been looking around this site for some time now and desided to register to day.
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scottneb
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[Wave]
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mimsies
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I'm still a newbie. I'm Mimi and i'm 32 and a mother of one brilliant and beautiful 5 yr old boy. I homeschool my son, and we discuss Ender's Game.

I was checking out my posts and noticed that I said he'd read the short story already... What The Heck?!?! He read SOME words in it and I read most of it to him. He DID read HopOn Pop independantly that same day, so maybe that was what i was thinking of.

All I can say is when I posted it, he had been running a fever which moved around from about 103 and spiking at 106 for three days and i was getting almost no sleep at the time, and was so tired I was near the pint of hallucination myself. I was only on because i needed to stay awake for awhile so that I could wake him and give him medecine soon. So maybe it just came out completely wrong because i was ridiculously tired.

I am truly sorry. I certainly did not mean to be dishonest.

Anyway, hi.

-Mimi

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WntrMute
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I am a new member. I have complied, and posted here.

Now what.

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WntrMute, jump in the water's warm, either on the Card side or the Books and Culture side.

Watch out for plot spoilers on the Card side, I hate it when a plot is ruined for me.

Welcome WntrMute, iago, neh, HeartlessJersey, mojoric and mimsies. [Wave]

Wow, a big haul of newbies this week. [Smile]

Morbo

[ March 15, 2005, 09:49 PM: Message edited by: Mormo ]

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Hello, I´m 17 years old and living in Sweden, outside a city called Skövde, in case anybody would know about it. I am reading a lot, both on swedish and on english. The translation of Ender´s Game to swedish is not very good, by the way. I have a twin brother, a little sister and obviuosly parents. I have tried, several times, writing stories but I am almost never satisfied with them. In school, I am studying science by the way, and trying to make people read more OSC books. Is this enough of a quick presentation? Hopefully, it is.
(oh, Reykjavik, you do know that that is the capital of Iceland, right?)

[ April 05, 2005, 03:24 AM: Message edited by: Swede ]

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RedHddBoy
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Hi - I'm 27 and have read OSC for a number of years now. I first read OSC when I carefully selected Pastwatch one time when I was being particularly picky. Read it, loved it. Read it again, and again. A couple of years later I had a similar encounter with Ender's Game. I even taught Ender's Game for a summer school class. These kids that you couldn't pay money to read, got so into the book, I was proud of them, proud of myself and more importantly beat the book into individual pages. Now I'm onto another copy of EG. Maybe someday we'll be treated to a beautifully leather-bound edition of the Ender's books. Here's hoping...
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Welcome RedHddBoy.

You know that there's several sequels to Ender's Game, right? [Big Grin]

Edit: never mind, you said "Ender's books"

[ March 16, 2005, 11:14 AM: Message edited by: kaioshin00 ]

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Taelani
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Greetings!

Yet another lurker here who decided to get off her thumbs and say Hi to everyone. [Wave]

I've been lurking here off and on for a while, but been a fan of OSC for a good long while. I'm 31 and a mom of 3 little boys, the oldest of whom is an avid reader as well and recently introduced to the world of Ender and Bean.

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Welcome to Hatrack, Taelani! Feel free to jump right in to any discussion you find interesting. We don't bite [Smile] Not very hard anyway [Big Grin]

Swede, it's good to see another scandinavian on the forums. Welcome [Smile] I'm from Norway, btw.

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GoddessVirlomi
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Hey All!

I'm a new poster here. I've been an OSC fan for ten years now. His Ender/Shadow series are definitely my ultimate favorite though I'm also a huge fan of his Women of the Genesis series and in my opinion, Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus is one of the best written books ever! I just recently finished reading Shadow of the Giant and LOVED it. My name comes from the book. Not because I am anywhere near as powerhungry as Virlomi, but because I am of Indian descent and there were parts of Virlomi that I could totally relate to.

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DrewidRick
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I just finished SOTG. Been an OSC fan for longer than most of you here have been alive it seems. I'm 46 and an Instructional Designer. I've read pretty much everything OSC has published between hard covers including his book on writing sci-fi.

SOTG is some of the finest I've read and I will go back and read it again in short order. I like the understated character development and internal conflict. The text isn't nearly as heavy-handed as Children of the Mind was in discussing the internal conflict and leaves a lot to the reader's imagination.

Nice to have found this spot.

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WntrMute
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Valhalla I am coming.

http://users.wolfcrews.com/toys/vikings/

It had to be done.

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syipress
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Hey everyone. Well as you can see I am a new poster here. I think it funny that I have been visiting this forum off and on for the past couple of years but have never posted before.

Anyways, a little about me. I'm 18 and live in Southern California. I'm a senior in high school and hope to go to either University of Washington, University of Southern California, or University of California Davis, I'm not sure which yet [Razz]

Well, that's me at the moment in a nutshell. Nice to meet you all.

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Hi
I'm a new member. So I'm posting here.
These forums are wonderful.
This makes me happy.

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Hi all - I'm new to the forum but a regular to the site... actually, I've been around since the days when Hatrack was a community on AOL! I recall downloading Children of the Mind and reading it on my computer screen, back when Tor still let OSC post his manuscripts online.

Anyhow, I visit Hatrack regularly to read Card's articles and keep up with what news there may be, so I decided I ought to get a forum login so I could participate every once in a while.

Scott

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Morbo
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bump
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Yo, I'm new. I named the Grand Ooorgle.
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[Wave] Hey FormerlyEmpty I'm kinda new too. Didn't even know this thread existed or I would have posted on it before. [Smile]
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Hello, first day here, and I'm really enjoying it so far. [Big Grin]
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Welcome all! [Wave]
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23, I live in Sacramento, CA. The first book of Card's I read was Speaker for the Dead. It rocked my world pretty throughly, and thus I found myself devouring Ender's game shortly thereafter. Then came Xenocide and Children of the Mind. Later on I was fortunate enough to have a roommate who was also a big fan (no surprise he was LDS) who lent me The Worthing Saga, which is probably one of my favorite books of all time. I recommend it to pretty much everyone.

I also like cheese.

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Hello,

I just registered here, although I've been visiting Hatrack for several years now, mainly to find out what new books are out and such. I think the primary reason that I became interested in registering here now is seeing how frequently OSC posts and is a regular member here, which I think is really cool.

Regarding myself, I'm 20 years old, have been married for a bit over a year, and work as a software developer for an AI based company. My wife and I spend a lot of our time working through our church with predominantly African American urban children from broken homes and families from our neighborhood in the city of Pittsburgh. She co-leads an after school program for elementary school students and I run the junior high youth group.

I've long been a fan of OSC's books, and since being married, one of our favorite pasttimes has been reading aloud books to each other, so I've hooked my wife onto OSC as well. Shadow of the Giant was the most recent book we read, of course.

Oh, I was born in Sri Lanka, and I noticed in a thread I read a bit ago that there was someone else here who lives there now. Is that correct? I've never actually known of someone else online to be in Sri Lanka that wasn't related to me, so that would be a first!

Avin

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Be seeing you.
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ProverbialSunrise
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Hi.

I used to be definitelynotvichysoisse but then I read the Fanboy thread started by Verily the Younger and decided to get a new name. This one comes from one of my ravourite songs.

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I'm a fan of the Ender series and have been lurking on this board for awhile. I'm from Oregon, the best state in the USA [Wink] . I enjoy sci-fi, anime, electronics, and computers.

And now for a useless bit of trivia my minesweeper scores are:

Beginner: 1 sec.
Intermediate: 22 sec.
Expert: 76 sec.

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Hi, my name is Del.

I'm a 55 yr old mobile_monk. Kind of like an old Chris Farley character who lives in a truck, but not down by a river... unless lurking around Hatrack counts. I think though, I'm probably a little more socially inept than that character.

I am an avid listener to audio books. (I have the Ender and Shadow series in this form.) I prefer the listening... it's the next best thing to attending a play.

My home (though I'm seldom there) is Buena Vista, VA. My brother, who is the web master at SVU, told me that my favorite author is comming there to teach. If this is the case... cool! Perhaps someday I may have the priviledge of shaking the hand that writes such wonderful stories.

Mr. Card, if you read this, my sister has an ice cream parlor in BV named "Alexander's" (a ragtime motif). She's one of those that believes there is an "R" rated commandment. I e-mailed her a copy/paste of your essay on the subject, but I haven't heard any comment in return. I doubt that I convinced her <grin>.

I'll continue to lurk around. I feel a little out of my depth here. I live by the belief that it is better to let people think you're a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. But... my vocabulary is improving a little. I keep a dictionary handy when I read some of the posts.

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Hi. If you are a member of the Ornery American forums as well, you already know me. I have read all the Ender books and all the shadow books except for Shadow of the Giant, for which I can wait for the paperback. I found this site by googling Card's name. I hope to be able to understand Mr. Card better, he seems to be two diferant people: the one who writes the books and their prefaces, thats the one who posts here, and the one who writes essays on Ornery American.
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aiua
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Well hiya!
I am a highschooler, live in Wisconsin, and have read pretty much every book Mr. Card has published. I was introduced to Ender's Game last year and am a bit of an addict. Found this site only recently and am a bit of an addict here as well, though the other side scares me.. >.<

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Hello to all interested parties. I'm, ahem, Joshua Newberry, a 20-year-old student at Clemson University in scenic (heheh) Clemson, South Carolina. I am working towards a degree in Philosophy with minors in both English and Creative Writing--Poetry. Card has been an extremely important influence on my reading, writing, and living, from the time I first read Ender's Game six or so years ago until today. I have read the Ender/Shadow, Homecoming, and Alvin Maker series, along with Enchantment, Lost Boys, Folk of the Fringe, Hart's Hope, Saints, and Pastwatch, along with all the short stories in Maps in the Mirror.

I'm hoping to catch Mr. Card this summer on his signing tour if he hits up Pittsburgh like he did for the SotG tour, or perhaps if he comes to upper South Carolina (a modest request, but I missed the Pittsburgh signing in March by a WEEK).

There. Now you all know more than you ever wished to about me, and can go back to your more interesting lives.

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Yo, all. I'm Ben, live in Hillsboro, oregon. Senior in highschool, homeschooled catholic geek. Read all ender and bean books, homecoming, somce of alvin maker, pastwatch, Maps in a mirror, lost boys (which I really liked), and...probably some other ones that I cant remember.

I'm into martial arts, illustration, comic books, history, and very little scifi except for OSC.

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Ah! Shoulda come here first, eh?

I live in Belvidere, Illinois, within walking distance of Rockford, or as we call it here, the sphincter of the Midwest. I'm an avid drawer, dreamer, writer, candlestick maker, tinker, tailor, soldier, spy, and a sophmore in highschool.

In my spare time, I also run a sprite comic, 32-Bit Orchestra.

And, of course, I'm a fanatical reader of Orson Scott Card.

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This is the n00b page then. Well, it's for me. I live in Arizona. Not Phoenix, which is just as specific as giving the actual city considering most people dont know any other cities. I read Orson Scott Card, hence me being here. I guess that's all.
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All right, I suppose I should...

Name: Amber Chan.
Age: 16
Race: Chinese
Citizenship: USA
Personality Type: INTP
Favorite subject: Calculus

Likes: Cats, coffee, art, sci-fi/fantasy, alternative rock
Dislikes: Idiocy, large dogs, small children, the color pink, pop music

Reason for current theoretical location: Love everything of OSC's I've read (Pastwatch, all Enders except Shadow of the Giant, all Alvin Makers, Maps in a Mirror) and consider him one of the most talented, prolific, and influential sci-fi authors of our time. Is that not reason enough to seek the like-minded?

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i'm new to the site, and the OSC books for that matter. but i must say this . . . after reading both the ender and the shadow series, i think it's totally okay to worship the man!

my boyfriend was trying to get me to read both series for 2 years, but since i'm not much of a science fiction/fantasy reader, i couldn't force myself to do it. then i needed something to pass the time at work when i got stuck sitting in a chair for 8 hours without being allowed to leave the desk. these books were like an answer to my prayers.

i had just finished reading the da vinci code, and i needed something that would keep me turning pages and getting thru those long hours. from the first few chapters of ender's game i was absolutely hooked. i fell in love with everything about the books. OSC is just brilliant.

all of that being said, i must also add that i was so frustrated at the end of shadow of the giant that i told my boyfriend he now has a week to read it so i can vent. i want to know what happened to the horribly misled but psychotic randi and the baby. i kept thinking that when she went to volunteer to go offworld, that they would figure out who she was and petra would get the last baby back.

but that would have been too easy. gotta leave a way to tell their whole story. and what, may i ask, happens to bean and his babies? are they smarter than he is? can he keep up? can they start working on a way to reverse the unfortunate side effect of turning anson's key when they're 4? wouldn't they be smart enough (smarter than a lot of the scientists supposedly working on it) by then?

i totally love you Mr. Card for your incredible talent and efforts. i do, however, completely despise you for driving me so insane as well. i feel like oliver twist, all masochistic, muttering "please, sir, can i have some more?"

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[Wave] Kratos
[Wave] Papercrane
[Wave] Delusional

Welcome aboard

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Hi all,
I've been posting for a bit now but I haven't actually posted on this thread so I thought I'd introduce myself.
Names Evan, I'm a college student in St. Paul, Minnesota. I'm a political Science/History major.
I've been reading OSC since about 7th or 8th grade when I read Ender's Game for a book report and fell in love with the books and the writing style.
Ender's game still remains my favorite though I love the earth war and all of the foreign relations nightmares that happen throughought the books.
I'm an avid West Wing and Family Guy watcher. Currently Quasi-Single and highly involved in the Democratic Party in Minnesota... Nothing much else to say!

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