So, yeah....hi.

Hey everybody. So, I'm araharu, and I just turned 18 two days ago ^_^;. Sorry Mei, but I just couldn't stop reading your stories. At least I lurked for a while and waited until I was legal until I made an account, right? Right? Okay, I'll quit digging my hole deeper now...

So I'm an 18-year-old heterosexual male from Madison, CT. I'm currently single, and am college-bound to Xavier University in Cincinnatti, Ohio after this year. I play the String and Electric Bass, I run Cross Country and Track, and I'm involved in numerous Community Service activities. I'm pretty active on the 'nets, and I'm online pretty much every day. I love video games, reading, and provocative thinking. Don't really know what else to say...right then, well nice to meet'cha everybody.

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MeiLin's picture

Most High

Thanks for waiting until you were legal. Bad boy for reading when you weren't supposed to. Wink

Davik's picture

Embodiment

I'm a former Cincinnatian, and spent plenty of time on the campuses of Xavier and UC; when you finally get some time there's a little indie coffee shop called Buzz not far from UC. It's a fun place to hang out, and their milkshakes rock.

araharu's picture

I'll be sure to check it out. Any other words of wisdom?

Davik's picture

Embodiment

or something masquerading as it. Let's see what all I can tell you:
1) Skyline chili rocks, but it's an acquired taste for some.
2) Larosa's is quite possibly the best pizza you can get from a chain.
3) Be careful on the west side of town, especially after dark. Cincinnati isn't a bad city by any stretch (hell, I spent a year in Baltimore), but there are some neighborhoods where you want to pay attention.

It's been years since I spent any real time in Cincy, so a lot of the places I know (like the best Chinese food in this country) don't exist any more, but I'll let you know if anything else comes to mind.

araharu's picture

Sorry, but I just couldn't resist. Although in my defense, I would say that I'm almost as emotionally mature now as I was 6 months ago, it's just that my physical age hadn't caught up with my emotional age. Honesty, I wish more teenagers read this kind of stuff, because it made me a lot more comfortable with (and less ignorant about) sex, sexuality, and sensuality.

V's picture

Embodiment

and I'm not inclined to argue the point with you-even MeiLin might not be. Unfortunately, few or none of those defenses hold up in court, so we do what we gotta.

On the other hand, I believe she's been known to send bad boys (or bad TheBoys, at least) to her room. So don't take it too hard, since you're legit Wink

ETA: nice sig }:)

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

have fun in Cincitucky.

Welcome to "real" existence.

Paisleigh's picture

Devotee

And I must say that its really really cool to hear that you play string bass- my Dad does so yeah ^-^. What styles of music do you play?
Also- welcome to Ohio (Although I'm from teh Kent/Akron area and not southern Ohio)
And another also- I think I have to agree with you in your defense of your your underage "consumption" of this story. I think that people are kept too naive for too long on the subjects of sex/sexuality/sensuality. I know my folks never really talked to me much about it (although I think my Mom did once but she was kinda out of it on her sleeping pills and didn't remember it later >. Anyhoo, rants aside- Welcome!! ^-^

araharu's picture

1) I play all sorts of stuff, mostly what my teachers tell me to, but in my spare time I dabble in rock, alternative, and jazz. I usually can only play what's written on a stand in front of me; I have trouble improving or even jamming. Makes working with a band rather...difficult.

2) Thanks, it's good to be coming to Ohio. Can't wait to get out of this town...

3) Honestly, I had a similar upbringing as you. I didn't hear a word about sex from my parents until I had already "learned" everything from my friends at school. Health class was helpful on the mechanics of (heterosexual) sex, not really much else. I was brought up (and still practice) as a Catholic, so I got the "no sex 'till marriage" thing hammered into me pretty hard. Also, masturbation? I felt like I was doing something evil for almost two years. Then I was "taught" by the ways of porn, but that obviously was pretty...unrealistic to say the least. I mean, I knew what I was watching was total crap, but that's all I had to go on. Then I was introduced to various forms of "mature" content on the web (including ToMu and this site), and I basically had an experience like this:

http://www.menagea3.net/d/20081030.html
http://www.menagea3.net/d/20081101.html

Now I'm much more comfortable with sexuality etc. in general. I don't feel ashamed when I masturbate anymore, but the sex before marriage thing still bugs me. I just....understand more, and I feel like a fog has been lifted since I started my new "learning." So yes, I would recommend this to many young people like myself who are just looking for guidance. It's better than porn, anyway...

Taslin's picture

Postulant

Hey there. ^_^ Cool to hear you're moving to Ohio. I'm from there, though quite a ways north of Cincinnati and spend most of my time in another state these days (college and all). Enjoy the forums!

applejax's picture

Supplicant

I'm originally from Connecticut too! Although it's a lovely state I just couldn't stand it once I graduated, it's just so... boring haha. I'm from Danbury, about an hour west of you. Welcome!

The Vixen's picture

Devotee

I was writing fanfic smut before I was 18, let alone reading it. Mei can't stop underagers from reading the story, so in that aspect, who cares. But I always laugh at the times Mei has to tell someone not to POST till they're 18. If you're going to cheat, don't go up to the teacher after and show them how good your method was.

magalicious's picture

Postulant

... past, present, or future, on this site! Good times. Hiya!

Paisleigh's picture

Devotee

isn't as bad as we think (or complain, at least within my friends) it is sometimes. Yeah, our weather is iffy sometimes but at least we get all four seasons- not always in the "correct" order and sometimes all in teh same day, but we gets 'em. ^-^ We have the lake to the north, mountains in the southeast and lots and lots of flat in some places. ^-^ (Plus we have a cool shape- (psuo)heart :D)

Plus sine we (and I'm not sure how many of us are here) are here, it can't be too bad
(Alpng with any other regions with Meilin fans residing there, they're all cool too :D). Ok, done being weird now Blum 3
(ps- we get 63 degrees in the next day or so ^-^)

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