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  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    edited October 2015 Posts: 14,644
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    I probably should have started here! Like 00Agent, I've been dipping in here since Craig became Bond! Used to be with the forum for the Official fan club, but they changed it and made a mess of it, and now it doesn't exist at all!! Should have joined a long time ago here and really looking forward to views on Spectre when it's released!

    In that case welcome back, @Mathis1. Did you use that username on the old KTBEU site then?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Kingdumb of Norway
    Posts: 41,309
    Welcome, refugees!
  • Posts: 3,502
    No Dragonpol, they didn't have usernames, it was just your own name! Wasn't laid out like this!
    But there were some good contributors. A lot of the threads provoked good debate. There weren't as many people on it as here though. They revamped the forum, and it became very muddled and a lot of the regulars abandoned it. I tried to keep it going and looked for some of the regular contributors, but I gave up! And now the forum is gone. A pity.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
    Posts: 13,258
    welcome @Mathis1
  • edited October 2015 Posts: 25
    Hello everyone. I am shortpinktie_DAF (christian name).
    I enjoy bartending (profession), long walks on the beach (on my last vacation to a state with one), film and television (insert joke), and have a soft spot in the cockles of my heart for Diamonds Are Forever (seriously).
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Kingdumb of Norway
    Posts: 41,309
    And grilling perhaps? The pink tie is a must for that film.
  • Thunderball007Thunderball007 United States
    edited October 2015 Posts: 306
    Welcome, new members! I hope that you feel shaken and not stirred here. :)
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    Posts: 14,644
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    No Dragonpol, they didn't have usernames, it was just your own name! Wasn't laid out like this!
    But there were some good contributors. A lot of the threads provoked good debate. There weren't as many people on it as here though. They revamped the forum, and it became very muddled and a lot of the regulars abandoned it. I tried to keep it going and looked for some of the regular contributors, but I gave up! And now the forum is gone. A pity.

    I see. I'd heard about the fallout from the switch-over but it seems that it was unavoidable. I wasn't a member back in those days, only joining a fair while after MI6 Community was set up. In any case, we're very glad to have you back here.
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    Hello everyone. Name's JBDH (the first two letters stand for the initials for you know who ( ;) ), and the last two stand for the initials of my real-life first name and last name).

    I've been following the main site since the search for Bond #6 back in 2005, but I've only been following the forums since 2012 while Skyfall was in production. I felt the time was finally right, with Spectre on the very-near horizon, to join here and be able to share my opinions and have conversations with fellow fans of everyone's favorite secret agent as enthusiastic and friendly as those that I've seen here. :)
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    Posts: 10,488
    Welcome, @JBDH and all other new members :D
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Kingdumb of Norway
    Posts: 41,309
    Sounds good to me. Come aboard.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
    Posts: 13,258
    Welcome @JBDH
  • edited October 2015 Posts: 1,580
    Not new, but I've been a very infrequent poster and have posted mostly in the elimination games to this point. I'll probably be frequenting this site more as a change of scenery seems to be in order.

    Anyway, big fan of Dalton (obvious, I know ;) ) and have spent quite a bit of time talking Bond on the internet, just not here very often.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 34,609
    dalton wrote: »
    Not new, but I've been a very infrequent poster and have posted mostly in the elimination games to this point. I'll probably be frequenting this site more as a change of scenery seems to be in order.

    Anyway, big fan of Dalton (obvious, I know ;) ) and have spent quite a bit of time talking Bond on the internet, just not here very often.

    You don't say...;)

    Though you've been around a while, I'll give you another hearty welcome and hope you enjoy all the other non-elimination game topics!
  • SatoriousSatorious Brushing up on a little Danish
    Posts: 205
    I was taking some overdue holiday. Much like Dalton, I've been around here before (prior to the Forum spruce-up). New film, new things to discuss - thought I'd join the party! Particularly into the Film Production/Bond music side of things.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Kingdumb of Norway
    Posts: 41,309
    Welcome back, then. I am new around here.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    edited October 2015 Posts: 3,557
    Welcome back, then. I am new around here.


    =))
  • JNOJNO Finland
    Posts: 135
    Hello everyone! I´m a new member here... and then again I´m not. I was here a long time ago under a different name. Then something big came up and I disappeared :D

    I became a Bond fan in the late eighties when I saw Octopussy and Live And Let Die. I was about 8 or 9 years old. I became a hardcore Bond fan when I saw all the old films in 1990 or 1991.

    My favorite film has always been For Your Eyes Only, OHMSS comes just after. As a child old Rog was my fav Bond but nowadays Sir Sean and mr Craig are my Bonds. This reboot thing or whatever you want to call it has been the best thing in the series since 1962 when it all began. Brosnan years were crap. Ok, Goldeneye was good.

    So, as a huge fan of Daniel Craig and the new films, I´m eagerly waiting for Spectre. The premiere here in Finland is 30th October. Already got my tickets!

    Well, I salute you all, you fellow Bond aficienados and special greetings to all of you finnish Bond fans here!
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    Posts: 5,068
    @JNO your two favourite Bond films are the same as mine, just the other way round!

    Welcome back to the forums!
  • JNOJNO Finland
    Posts: 135
    @JNO your two favourite Bond films are the same as mine, just the other way round!

    Welcome back to the forums!

    Well thank you Sir!

    You have a good taste :)

  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    edited October 2015 Posts: 11,373
    Welcome to the forum @JNO- good call with FYEO- excellent film there. Love how they brought Rog' back down to earth for this. It was the first one I saw, so naturally it holds great sentimental value to me. I'm in the minority here, but I love the score, too.

    And to all Agents new to MI6: Are you ready to tackle SPECTRE with us? Not long now- just two-and-a-half weeks! *sigh*
  • JNOJNO Finland
    Posts: 135
    FYEO (sorry, this may belong to another category, but don´t hold it against me) is great in its context: a hard cold war thriller, the story holds up very well, the action is good, Roger is grittier than ever, Carole Bouquet is one of the sexiest Bond girls ever and yes, I like the score too. I hate films like MR and DAD so the grittier, down to earth style of Bond is a perfect formula for me.
  • Hello obviously this is not my first post, I introduced myself on another thread but I just realized this one existed lol so I am David. I have been a huge Bond fan since I was about 9 or 10 years old when I first played GoldenEye on n64. Sparked my curiosity to watch the film the game was based on and I loved it! Then I heard there was another Bond film being made when I saw the teaser poster at the theater with half of Pierce's face holding the silenced P99. After watching that i learned there was loads of James Bond movies from my mom. She's not the biggest fan but she told me about them and I would go to Blockbuster and Hollywood video in those days in search of them and would watch them one by one. I fell in love with Bond then and nowadays I act like a big kid whenever I hear about a new Bond film coming together. I'm excited to be part of a board that can "nerd out" with me when hearing about certain things and that I don't have to feel like I'm weird for being excited about James Bond lol. The IMdb boards definitely are not for me!!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Kingdumb of Norway
    Posts: 41,309
    Welcome, new members. @JNO, you have great taste which is always a plus.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    Posts: 5,165
    Hello obviously this is not my first post, I introduced myself on another thread but I just realized this one existed lol so I am David. I have been a huge Bond fan since I was about 9 or 10 years old when I first played GoldenEye on n64. Sparked my curiosity to watch the film the game was based on and I loved it! Then I heard there was another Bond film being made when I saw the teaser poster at the theater with half of Pierce's face holding the silenced P99. After watching that i learned there was loads of James Bond movies from my mom. She's not the biggest fan but she told me about them and I would go to Blockbuster and Hollywood video in those days in search of them and would watch them one by one. I fell in love with Bond then and nowadays I act like a big kid whenever I hear about a new Bond film coming together. I'm excited to be part of a board that can "nerd out" with me when hearing about certain things and that I don't have to feel like I'm weird for being excited about James Bond lol. The IMdb boards definitely are not for me!!

    Welcome David!
    I am very new here too and it is nice to hear someone has almost the exact same story of how he fell in love with the Bond franchise as myself. Looking forward to hear more from you.
  • 00Agent wrote: »
    Hello obviously this is not my first post, I introduced myself on another thread but I just realized this one existed lol so I am David. I have been a huge Bond fan since I was about 9 or 10 years old when I first played GoldenEye on n64. Sparked my curiosity to watch the film the game was based on and I loved it! Then I heard there was another Bond film being made when I saw the teaser poster at the theater with half of Pierce's face holding the silenced P99. After watching that i learned there was loads of James Bond movies from my mom. She's not the biggest fan but she told me about them and I would go to Blockbuster and Hollywood video in those days in search of them and would watch them one by one. I fell in love with Bond then and nowadays I act like a big kid whenever I hear about a new Bond film coming together. I'm excited to be part of a board that can "nerd out" with me when hearing about certain things and that I don't have to feel like I'm weird for being excited about James Bond lol. The IMdb boards definitely are not for me!!

    Welcome David!
    I am very new here too and it is nice to hear someone has almost the exact same story of how he fell in love with the Bond franchise as myself. Looking forward to hear more from you.

    Yes I am very excited about talking to other Bond fans as well. Thank you for the welcome. I was worried this board might not be welcoming like a lot of other forums, but seems like that won't be the case here! Where's your story on here 00Agent? I'd love to get to know some of you guys. I tried to look for your introduction but I couldn't find it.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited October 2015 Posts: 5,165
    @mr_rivas1986
    Thats Because i kept my introduction rather short. I guess i could shed some more light on my background now:

    It all started with Goldeneye64, same as you. I was totally obsessed with that game from day one.
    Then, after a while i decided to check the movie out and it was quite interesting to see how different the story played out. Tomorrow never dies was right around the corner and it just deepend my love for Bond more. After that i started recording every Bond movie on TV whenever it aired. Took me like 2-3 years until i had them all. I loved every second of it. We had no internet back then, and it was so incredibly suprising for me to see TLD or OHMSS for the very first time and thinking "who the hell is that?!"
    So that way i went deeper and deeper into the whole mythology. When CR came out in 2006 i already was a huge Bondfan but it blew my mind, and i decided to finally read all the fleming novels, and it changed my whole perspective.
    Since then Dalton climbed much higher in my favorites list ;)
    I always look for new ways to get even deeper into the mythology of Bond, just recently i discovered the Comic strips, that were released in the 60's i believe. Bought the whole omnibus collection and i am going slowly through them right now.

    What i haven't mentioned, but what is also a very important part of Bond for me are all the video games that were released. Goldeneye of course is nr. 1 but original stories like Nighfall and EoN are just as important than the Movies for me, thats why Brosnan imo had the biggest impact as Bond, and nothing will ever change that. But honestly, i love them all, for different reasons. I embrace all the different aspects of this Franchise
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    00Agent wrote: »
    @mr_rivas1986
    Thats Because i kept my introduction rather short. I guess i could shed some more light on my background now:

    It all started with Goldeneye, same as you. I was totally obsessed with that game from day one.
    Then, after a while i decided to check the movie out and it was quite interesting to see how different the story played out. Tomorrow never dies was right around the corner and it just deepend my love for Bond more. After that i started recording every Bond movie on TV whenever it aired. Took me like 2-3 years until i had them all. I loved every second of it. We had no internet back then, and it was so incredibly suprising for me to see TLD or OHMSS for the very first time and thinking "who the hell is that?!"
    So that way i went deeper and deeper into the whole mythology. When CR came out in 2006 i already was a huge Bondfan but it blew my mind, and i decided to finally read all the fleming novels, and it changed my whole perspective.
    Since then Dalton climbed much higher in my favorites list ;)
    I always look for new ways to get even deeper into the mythology of Bond, just recently i discovered the Comic strips, that were released in the 60's i believe. Bought the whole omnibus collection and i am going slowly through them right now.

    What i haven't mentioned, but what is also a very important part of Bond for me are all the video games that were released. Goldeneye of course is nr. 1 but original stories like Nighfall and EoN are just as important than the Movies for me, thats why Brosnan imo had the biggest impact as Bond, and nothing will ever change that. But honestly, i love them all, for different reasons. I embrace all the different aspects of this Franchise

    @00Agent that's awesome! We definitely did have a similar start to our stories! I couldn't get enough of the n64 GoldenEye! I loooooved playing multiplayer with friends, I miss those days when a bunch of your friends would join you in a game together in one room, it was so much fun. I wish the new Bond games could match the glory of the multiplayer back then. It revolutionized console multiplayer gaming, with the introduction of online gaming, it could be even better but it just doesn't hit the mark for me. My other favorite game is EON, i thought that was brilliant, but I still haven't played any of the Craig games, except for Quantum for the PS2 but that was lackluster, the version for the PS3 looked much better. But I should save this gaming conversation for the gaming thread lol.

    I haven't read any of the Fleming novels, I should and want to, I just never got around to it. I did read the novelizations of Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The World is not Enough, I thought they were written out amazingly, sometimes even better than the film, especially the latter one lol. I could imagine Dr. Christmas Jones with a more talented actress instead of watching and listening to Denise Richards pretending to be a nuclear physicist. I also read "High Time to Kill" and another one by Raymond Benson and I thought they were brilliant back then. I still have first one I mentioned but I gotta read it again to see if it holds up.

    I also tried to write my own short stories based on James Bond, but I could never manage to find enough creativity to finish them. Now that I'm older and more experienced I feel like I might be able to so sometimes I go back and forth on whether I should do one.

    Sorry I went off for a little bit there and wrote a novel seems like Lol. I'm just excited to talk to you guys!
  • I also agree with you that Brosnan had a huge impact on me when I was younger! No matter what people say about him now that we have a more gritty and realistic Bond, I will always have love for him and only wished the producers would have given him better material to work with but he did what the people wanted back when he was Bond.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited October 2015 Posts: 5,165
    @mr_rivas1986

    i agree with pretty much everything :)
    And you are right, we should probably take some of those topics to other threats but i just want to point out that you should definitly check out Quantum of Solace for ps3/Pc. It is a very well made game and to me as close to the idea of what goldeneye64 was (Extention, reinterpratation of a movie) than any other Bond game.
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