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'eyup from Yorkshire
« on: May 01, 2010, 03:57:23 pm »
Call me Doc...

I'm Andy Walker, from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. I'm almost up the Pennines, so any randomness I blame on the altitude. Or the sheep droppings. Probably a bit of both.

I was at WHC2010 in Brighton, where I found out about the BFS from Stephen Jones and Ramsay himself. How did I not know this wonderful society even existed?

I turn thirty later this year, so I've decided procrastination must become a thing of my past, and that I should get at least one story published before my birthday. Ultimate aims are modest, y'know, the usual... total world domination, multi-million pound cheque from my first novel, etc.

Seriously, anything published would be a start. I've already edited an anthology for a group of young online writers, in which I had a story. Currently working on a follow up, hopefully finished later this year.

Other than that, all I can say is that I love horror, dark fantasy, and the macabre. Also a bit of sci-fi, for good measure.

So that's me. 'eyup, cuppa tea time.
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Re: 'eyup from Yorkshire
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010, 05:35:12 pm »
Hi, Doc. I'm in Glasgow, but I had a whole bunch of Yorkshire people sleeping in my loft last night. They're all gone now.

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Re: 'eyup from Yorkshire
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2010, 08:47:45 pm »
Hi Andy - I'm in Yorkshire too (though I'm a southerner by birth, but don't tell anyone or they'll all gang up on me). I'm also a horror fan but, sadly, had to miss WHC.  :'(

Anyway, welcome.  :)
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Re: 'eyup from Yorkshire
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2010, 11:42:46 pm »
Hi Andy: good to see you here!  :D

It's only been a month or so since WHC, hasn't it? Feels like forever.

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Re: 'eyup from Yorkshire
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2010, 10:07:23 am »
Hi, Doc. I'm in Glasgow, but I had a whole bunch of Yorkshire people sleeping in my loft last night. They're all gone now.

Is it just me, or did anyone else expect your next words to be "Need... fresh... meat..."?

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Re: 'eyup from Yorkshire
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2010, 11:03:47 am »
Hi Andy - welcome to the forums!

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Re: 'eyup from Yorkshire
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2010, 11:59:22 am »
Hi Andy, from across the Pennines.

Welcome to the BFS. I'm sure you won't regret joining.

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Re: 'eyup from Yorkshire
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2010, 03:50:39 pm »
I used to live in Huddersfield -- some years ago, around the time of Peter Sutcliffe.

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Re: 'eyup from Yorkshire
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2010, 05:23:28 pm »
Wow, lots of welcomes!

Hey Lou *waves* I know, in some ways it seems ages, and then in others it seems like only last week. It was a brilliant weekend, I could quite happily have stayed for longer. And I must go back to Northern Lights and have more Fisherman's Friend shots...

Speaking of attics, my writerly claim of eccentricity is that I live in my parents' attic, surrounded by cobwebs and junk, and rocked to sleep by the drumming of the rain.
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Re: 'eyup from Yorkshire
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2010, 12:49:35 pm »
I used to live in Huddersfield -- some years ago, around the time of Peter Sutcliffe.

Peter Sutcliffe lived just up the road from where I lived at the time. In fact, my then hubby-to-be (now hubby) had an aunt who lived across the road from Sutcliffe. Apparently, he was always doing nice, homely things like sorting out his garden and cleaning his car every weekend. Hubby's aunt always said to hubby "Why can't you be more like that nice Mr Sutcliffe across the road?" I'm rather glad hubby wasn't more like him!  :o
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Re: 'eyup from Yorkshire
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2010, 03:53:11 am »
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Re: 'eyup from Yorkshire
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2010, 07:34:27 pm »
Welcome Doc

Since your here wonder if you could take a look at my bad knee...... ;)

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Re: 'eyup from Yorkshire
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2010, 04:46:49 pm »
Ooh, knees are a speciality.

*rubs hands with glee*

Of course, should I be unable to cure, I'm also a dab hand at amputations. Off at the hip...?
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Re: 'eyup from Yorkshire
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2010, 06:50:12 pm »
Hiya. Just joined myself. I'm from Doncaster! It seems Yorkshire is a hub of warped brains. Mind you, I always knew that anyway hahaha