[Sticky] Hi, my name is... [Introduce yourself thread]
Long time TP fan from Scotland. Got into TP when it first aired and I was only 16 at the time - it made a profound, lasting impression on my life.
Cooper is my all time hero, example and inspiration, impossible to live up to of course, but points me in the right direction when I forget!
Was a veteran of the alt.tv.twinpeaks usenet group back in the 90s - yes, usenet is ancient internet history. Perhaps only Mr C and Jeffries make use of it now to send coded messages.
Loving the new season - never thought we'd get it. I was frustrated by the Dougie Jones arc at first but I grew into it. Episode 16 was payoff - 100 percent!
I'm so glad we have sites like this, as nobody else I know in real life is in to TP, so it's great to be able to share the experience of the show with likeminded fans.
Hello, all! Everyone here seems so interesting and cool. It's great.
My name is Sheva. 37 years old and located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Twin Peaks has been a significant part of my life, for most of my life.
With the help of the world of Peaks, I aim to let a smile be my umbrella and to recognize the things I cannot control. Looking very forward to taking part in this community!
Hi, I’m Tyson -a long time lurker, 1st time poster, big time Peak Freak. I love this forum and blog! I have a theory that Elizabeth Berkeley in Showgirls (Vegas!) is Annie all grown up.
Oh Jessie, did you learn nothing from that caffeine pills episode? Before you know it you're on the pole just to support the habit...
Hm. I seem to have been ignorant of, or ignored, this whole section of the forum until today.
I suppose I will play the introduce yourself game, if anyone is curious to know these things.
My name is Caemeron, and is indeed spelled that way (though the ligature didn't make the birth certificate, I'm afraid). Interestingly, it seems my parents may have made an error here - Cameron is a family name, related to the Scottish Clan, but as far as I can tell, that's always just been spelled as Cameron... Anyway...
I'm a PhD candidate in philosophy (which means I still need to finish and defend my dissertation - let's not talk about that). I live in Brooklyn, and have been in the city for 11 years or so. Before that, I was in Ohio, where I attended Kent State University. I was born in Michigan, in 1980.
I discovered Twin Peaks while I was in college at Kent State. My roommate and his friends were really into FWWM, and so I actually ended up seeing that first. I knew Twin Peaks was a TV show that had been on when I was a kid, but I was pretty much too young for it then, or wasn't aware of it enough to get into it. The first Lynch film I saw was Lost Highway, and I loved it immediately. This was in the theater, when it came out. I couldn't stop thinking about it, for days, and this was a novel experience for me. So, I was getting into Lynch, and my college roommate wanted to watch FWWM, so I was down. I didn't even know at the time that it had been released after the show, although that became pretty apparent since I remembered that "Who killed Laura Palmer?" had been this big cultural question when the show was on. Regardless, I loved it immediately. I was particularly taken in by the weird stuff. So, that was impetus to watch the show.
First, I had to get my hands on it somehow. This wasn't particularly easy at the time. It was a matter of getting VHS tapes. The video stores where I lived had some of them, but were basically insufficient. I believe they were out of print by this time, as well. So, we took to this fairly new thing called eBay, and ended up with a complete set of VHS tapes, then engaged in an old school binge. As I recall, one of my friends who had already seen it advised me to fast forward through every James scene in the second season after he left town, and I did that the first time I watched the show. But I loved it so much I basically proceeded to make everyone I knew watch it as well, and I would watch it along with them (access to the tapes being a key part of this experience, which now feels like it was so long ago in relation to that). So, I watched that Evelyn Marsh plot arc the second time. Of course, that stuff is bad, but I always loved everything else in season 2. ::shrug::
Then I proceeded to make my way through all of Lynch's other work. Mostly on VHS, or DVD. I saw Mulholland Drive in the theater when it came out. Inland Empire was released shortly after I moved to NYC, which was fortuitous because I was then able to see it in the theater at IFC. (It had a pretty limited release, right? If you can ever see it in a theater, do so - there is this low bass drone that kind of hits you in the gut throughout, and I can't see how to get that experience otherwise, unless you have a really good sound system at home)
Needless to say, I love The Return. It was right around when Part 8 aired that this got to the extent of deciding to do a podcast (Drink Full and Descend, if you have somehow missed me plugging it over the months). I had been a guest on Mike's previous internet show thing, called Inside the Sulphurbath, a few years ago, so I knew he had a pro setup, and remembered that he was into Twin Peaks/Lynch. So, I reached out and said, "hey, maybe want to do a podcast?" We met for coffee and talked about it, and, well, did it. That has been a lot of fun.
As has been engaging on this forum. I agree with everyone else that there has been an impressive sense of community and civility on here, which is really distinctive given what the rest of the internet tends to be like. May that continue.