Hello TONMOers/I offer cryptic greetings/disguised as haiku

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  1. F'n'M

    F'n'M Larval Mass Registered

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    Hey all you ceph fans,
    I've decided that it's time
    for me to de-lurk.

    Perhaps I should say
    a wee bit about myself,
    but I've got "issues".

    I'll tell you this much:
    How I found TONMO.com
    In my web travels.

    A web article
    on Mesonycoteuthis
    yielded a surprise:

    A quote or two by
    a marine biologist,
    name of 'Kat Bolstad'.

    "Holy Squid!" says I,
    "I remember this here Kat,
    from the Good Old Days!"

    Five minutes later,
    The magic that is Google
    Has landed me here.

    Nice place you got here,
    friendly folks, fun message boards;
    I might stay a while.

    "Wait," I hear you say,
    "What's that about Tintenfisch?
    How do you know her?"

    Well, I could tell you,
    but that would be too easy.
    I want something fun:

    I humbly offer
    a challenge to Tintenfisch:
    Find out who I am.

    I sincerely hope
    that you will remember me
    from your murky past.

    Of course, I'll drop hints
    every now and then, so it
    won't be too damn hard.

    For instance, right now
    I'm going off to grad school
    At Tufts in the fall.

    And what, you may ask,
    do I plan to study there?
    Not cephs, but music.

    Picture an opera:
    "Kat and the Colossal Squid".
    My future project :D

    But now I believe
    I've overstretched my welcome,
    So TTFN.

    -- F'n'M
     
  2. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Hey there F'n'M
    Welcome to TONMO.com!
    Make yourself at home.

    :welcome:
     
  3. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Your lines ring bells, O
    F'n'M (your name is how
    Many syllables... ?)

    Let's see... tell me if
    Any stabs in the dark bring
    me near to the truth.

    You could be from the
    Halls of TJ, a fiddler
    From that there school there.

    A singer perhaps
    Finished undergraduate
    In Boston as well?

    Sprichst Du vielleicht Deutsch?
    Dann kenn' ich Dich aus Waldsee
    Oder auch Founders.

    Or do these next lines
    'On my honor, I will try... '
    Proclaim you... Girl Scout?!

    :?:
     
  4. F'n'M

    F'n'M Larval Mass Registered

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    Your scansion is true,
    my name hath three syllables:
    Score one for TF.

    A fiddler? Sorry.
    Surely, I am not a crab
    with lopsided claws.

    My vocal talents
    are acclaimed by some, but you
    know me not for this.

    My instrumental
    tendencies are various,
    but mostly quite loud.

    As for undergrad,
    I shall not say where I went;
    'twould be a great clue.

    Um...nein? Je ne parle
    qu'en français, s'il vous plaît...i
    tolko po-russkiy.

    Sadly, I fear that
    my Y chromosome bars me
    from that noted group.

    (Clarification:
    "F'n'M" has aught to do
    with my given name.

    'Tis but a nickname,
    stemming from an episode
    of bad potty-mouth.

    This name was bestowed
    in a far-off time and place,
    of which you know not.)

    Look for further clues
    at a future date and time
    to be determined.

    -- F'n'M
     
  5. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    My job made easy
    Euphrosine Vanderslice is
    Not your name - hurrah! :heee:

    O loud musician
    Make you your noise on guitar
    Brass, drums, or spinning?
    :band:

    Of course - that would be
    Too easy. (Alas, sigh :? ) ... I
    Enjoy this challenge...

    Piece by puzzle piece
    The answer slowly forms. This
    Does quite intrigue me:

    Russian, French, music,
    Tufts, male, a long-winded joke...
    Think, think, think, think think. :idea:
     

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