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Ferret

greetings

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to all fellow Autlings wherever they may be on the spectrum, greetings! *raises paw in universal peaceful gesture*

 

this forum looks pretty peaceful, if a little quiet, but nevertheless thought i'd add myself. more the merrier.

 

see you around, if you're about... until then... *retreats back to burrow at underhill*

 

 

 

 

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Hi Ferret,

 

Greetings and welcome to the tranquil spaciousness of here - as is rather a welcome sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of other places I find.

 

D.

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Hi Ferret,

 

Greetings and welcome to the tranquil spaciousness of here - as is rather a welcome sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of other places I find.

 

D.

 

oh! hello there! *looks around* yes, the vibe hereabouts does seem to be a little more convivial.

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Have we perchance corresponded together before on other forums?

 

if you are one and the same dp as frequents nas site to dispense wisdom and 'bertrand russell' my logic, then the odds are favourable we have conversed before

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Yes - it is I.

 

And a bonus that it is you - partially on account that you might not of been you at all but someone else entirely different; which might of been tricky.

 

I am not so sure about being likened to Bertrand Russel though - as he did philosophy with mathematics involved. Mathematics is a wondrously amazing system of almost complete and utter confusion to me. Perhaps - 'Me Milo; You Sherlock' - or vice versa and so fourth?

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Yes - it is I.

 

And a bonus that it is you - partially on account that you might not of been you at all but someone else entirely different; which might of been tricky.

 

I am not so sure about being likened to Bertrand Russel though - as he did philosophy with mathematics involved. Mathematics is a wondrously amazing system of almost complete and utter confusion to me. Perhaps - 'Me Milo; You Sherlock' - or vice versa and so fourth?

 

huzzah!

 

yes, for a moment could've been a bit tricky but... - so we are both who we are and not some phantom impersonator (of which is entirely possible in this medium, damned imposter/impersonators will be unveilled as such in time no doubt)

 

ahh, but i have found so few that can check my logic, or seem to be able to penetrate the veils of thought. i tend to 'come in' over the top, perspective-wise, and reduce everything to its formulae that i am often miscontrued - or rather the message gets completely corrupted and lost in translation. words, so limited, i need to invent more... and then one put into another person's brain... *has images of tangled balls of string...*

 

ha-ah! very well then. t'would not be the first time someone's likened me to the sleuth, seems to be an in-joke with people who know me, so yes, let's share that and double our fortunes so to speak.

 

a pleasure to speak to you once more, Dp.

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