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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 12:31 AM
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Hey, I'm MugenGinga - most generally referred to by my internet nickname of Mugen or my real life nickname of Prue - and I decided to join up here after hearing my father talk about it fairly incessantly (but with nothing but good things to say!).

I'm 25 years old (turning 26 next month) and a freelance artist hoping to launch a webcomic later this year. I've only recently gotten into things like politics, thanks to the state of my country (United States of America) and the upcoming election. Part of the reason I joined was so I could get some help researching the hopeful candidates.

I've also got some opinions on touchy subjects such as aspects of racism and gender equality that have gotten me into trouble on other sites before. The idea of having a place where I can discuss those (maturely, of course!) and any potential trouble will be swiftly and fairly handled by moderators is one of the key reasons I joined. Places like Tumblr are just a bit out of control on terms of troublemakers, rude and unwarranted attacks, and outright trolls due to their lack of moderation.

The layout here kind of throws me off, so I may be asking questions from time to time how to get places. It took me five minutes to find the introduction forum (just had to try and post, who knew?). I do have kind of a habit of sticking "XD" at the end of a lot of my statements, but I'm pretty good about dropping that in serious conversations so hopefully you won't see too much of that from me here.

So basically, hey I'm new and I hope to get the experience I'm looking for out of this site!




posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 12:35 AM
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WELCOME!!! look forward to hearing some of your opinions, and just a heads up some peeps can get prety cranky on here to so try not to take a lot to heart.

Cheers!!



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 12:40 AM
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Greetings! I publish a web comic myself (with a second in the works), so I wish you all the best of luck with yours. It is a lot of fun. ~_^

Welcome to ATS, and enjoy your stay!

~V



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 12:53 AM
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Welcome to ATS. Hope you enjoy it here and find much of interest.
I would type more but it's time for my coffin. The sun's rays are almost upon me...



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 01:16 AM
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welcome new friend!
hope you enjoy the ride!

as for the race thing,there is only one race.
THE HUMAN RACE!!!
peace!
colour is only the reflection of light,belief is the perception of the soul!



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 01:35 AM
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Well hello there former lurking person..! Glad you finally took the plunge into this fine community. To help you on your way, we've created a small presentation that will be great for you to start with. So with that here it is (Johnny dims the lights and starts the projector)


Welcome mugenginga

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Johnny





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