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Captain's Log, Stardate 2006.4.1 - Unbeliever's Land
...The continuing chronicles...
Captain's Log, Stardate 2006.4.1
No April Foolin', he's finally posting.

Many years after creating my first Livejournal account (which I never posted to, then lost both the password AND the email address the account was set up with, thus ensuring it can never be used in the future)... I'm finally really here.  [If some enterprising LiveJournal High Honcho would like to wipe "byersr" off the face of your website... I promise, nobody will care.]

All my friends are already here, and have been LiveJournaling for years.  And I've always WANTED to, MEANT to, was going to get around to it SOMEDAY... you know the drill.

All right.  Without further ado...

Name: Reed Byers

Nickname: Unbeliever

Why "Unbeliever"?: Well, it started years ago as a tribute to one of my favorite series of books, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever by Stephen R. Donaldson.  But these days, it also has something to do with the fact that I am a practicing atheist.  (And yes, if there are any fundamentalist Christians reading this, "practicing" means I skin live cats and place them inside pentagrams as sacrifices for my dark lord, Satan.  Because we all know "atheist" means devil-worshipper, right?)

Why "64"?: Because some other idiot already has "Unbeliever" on LiveJournal.  Don't they know I have the copyright on "Unbeliever" as a nickname in all live and electronic forums? ;)

But why specifically "64"?: In honor of my beloved first computer, the Commodore 64.

Wow, you're old: As of this post, I am a healthy 38 years old.  Well, not so healthy.  But still strong enough to teach you young whippersnappers a thing or two.  Why, back in MY day, they didn't have none of these new-fangled "Internets" you young-uns go on about.  "Pac-Man" was the hot arcade game (they still had arcades back then!), and "Star Wars" still had all the original effects...

Got any grandkids?: Why I oughta... I'll have you know that while I AM a happily married man (to Angela Byers, oregongirl1969), our only "children" to date are Buttercup Beagle and Cally Coe Cat -- and they're both spayed!

Role models/Heroes: My two personal role models have always been Isaac Asimov, and Carl Sagan, both now deceased, for their tireless efforts in spreading a bit of light against the encroaching darkness of American ignorance and superstition.

Groups: I am vice president of Corvallis Secular Society, a local humanist/atheist/freethought group, and Sound Manager for Albany Civic Theater (which mostly means that I'm the one folks usually turn to when they need somone to find/edit some sound effects for an upcoming show).

Hobbies: Computers, programming, gaming, classic/"retro" computer games.

Interests: Science fiction, fantasy, politics.

Well, that's a start.  I promise to settle down and start writing dull, pointless blather about daily life, and vicious, angry rants about the evils of George W. Bush soon enough.  But for now, I'm pooped.  See you soon, I hope...

Current Emotional State: hopeful hopeful

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From: kightp Date: April 2nd, 2006 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, it's about time. (-:
rickvs From: rickvs Date: April 2nd, 2006 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you're back on the air, buddy.
amaebi From: amaebi Date: April 3rd, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
*wave* :)
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