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Meet the Mods: Part VI

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Welcome to Part VI of our ongoing series. This week, in the final installment (at least for now), we introduce you to chels and Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard. Thanks again for all you do, mods!

In case you missed them, be sure to check out parts one, two, three, four, and five.

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chels

Chelsea is a 21 year old from New Jersey. She’s spent the better part of the last year living in England, marrying fellow jelly richardhenry, and filling out endless paperwork to get him to the United States. They plan to settle in San Fransisco very soon.

Favorite quote: “According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with 4 arms, 4 legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.” So what. I’m a romantic.

Hobbies/Interests: Doodling, sketching, BLOGGING, traveling, discovering new music. Shopping, shopping, baking, shopping. Um, video games! Oh and reading.

Day job: What.…? What day job?!

Dream job: Lately? A stylist. I’d be good at it.

Why do you volunteer your time to Fluther?: I like helping people. I like fixing things. I like being involved with people and getting to know people by what they write. It’s crazy mostly, and really hard at times, but I love all the mods and I love being around them though I haven’t been around much lately thanks to my busy life. But I love feeling like I’m contributing to something bigger, doing something to help others, you know? It’s a nice feeling when you can help out. Even if it’s something small.

Is there anything else you’d like the community to know about you?: Hmm, good question. I feel like everyone here knows me so well. I mean the biggest parts of my life have been aired all throughout threads and chats — what doesn’t Fluther know about me? I try to find things in people that maybe no one else can see. I really really hate being mean. I appreciate everything I have, even though I might not show it all the time. I’ve made some amazing friends here. I cry over stupid things. I might not always be around (especially lately because there are so many crazy things going on in my life: getting married, trying to move, my grandpa being diagnosed with cancer in February, my family going insane once again), but I’m always thinking about people here, always wondering how everyone is. I might not be around to say it, but I love you guys. FOR REALS!

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Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard

Michael is a 21 year old living with three handsome college suitemates nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians in East Tennessee, where he gets up to all sorts of interesting shenanigans. On weekends, he lives with his mom.

Favorite quote: My all time favorite quote is a huge wall of text selected from Theodore Roosevelt’s speech that he delivered in Paris on April 23, 1910. You can see it here. Here’s my second favorite, which is shorter: “You truly possess only whatever will not be lost in a shipwreck.” –El Ghazali

Pets: I have a tuxedo cat named Yoshi. He’s the feline equivalent of a stoner.

Education: I’m about 3/4 of the way through a history degree at a tiny liberal arts college. I’m going to start writing my thesis next semester (a swashbuckling historical survey of the US Navy)

Hobbies/Interests: Writing young adult fiction and poetry, playing guitar, photography (including the use of vintage cameras), reading, collecting and shooting guns (mostly vintage military ones), studying tactics and military history, camping, learning offbeat skills of questionable utility, hiking, climbing things that shouldn’t be climbed, being a shameless flirt and a hopeless romantic, painting…

Day job: Indulging in the cluster-youknowwhat that is academia.

Dream job: Safari guide/explorer extraordinaire.

Why do you volunteer your time to Fluther?:
Because Auggie will whip me if I don’t. But in all seriousness, I do it for the women. And by that, I mean I do it because it’s fun and Fluther is a pretty nifty little microcosm of human life on the internet that I have found myself in love with, for whatever reason, and as such, I feel like I should do my part to help keep it fun, neat, and tidy, and to make sure it doesn’t turn into Yahoo Answers. (shudders)

Is there anything else you’d like the community to know about you?: My biggest fear is that one day I’ll wake up and all of my youth will have just wasted away. I guess that’s why I like writing young adult fiction so much. It helps to remember and make sense of years — my early teenage years — that seem to have flown by without so much as a whimper. I think I consolidate all of my formative experiences in my characters and make them into a sort of abstract diary that I hope I’ll be able to interpret one day. I don’t know why I’m telling you this, but I think it’s important.

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Thanks, mods, for helping us get to know all of you a little better!