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What is the Xanthread Really All About???



Well, for me, the XanThread is about friendship and fun, storytelling and sharing. The XanThread is a place where Xanth lovers can get together and share their love of Xanth. We have found that people who enjoy Xanth have a lot in common. The XanThread is our own little glade in Xanth, where we can all come together and become a true part of Xanth, in our own way.
Of course, that is just my opinion, and I am definitely biased :)
So, read on to find out what some of our threadies think about the XanThread...
 

This is a place where you can find out more about what the XanThread is REALLY all about... Here are the threadies responses to the questions "What is the Xanthread really like? and "Why are you a member?" Hopefully, their answers to these questions can help you to better see what we are all about. And if you STILL want to know more, you can email to a threadie, and ask them! Email links for threadies are at the bottom of the page.

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Pamelita

Why are you a member?
Because I love Xanth and it is an honor and a privelege to associate with others who love Xanth as much as I do. I feel a bond with the other Threadies. I really enjoy being here.
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Magician Clint

What's the Xanththread really like?
It's a bunch of people who send email around about Xanthy things (nothing better in life) and generally make my email activities a lot more frequent. :)
Why'd I join?
Because anything about Xanth is worth investigating, and the webpage is really really cool - all right LadyBlue! (as are the people here) and I love Xanth.BTW, cHaMeLeOn does a really great job with the list and stuff too Way to go Mom! :)
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Raptor

What is the Xanthread really like?
The Thread is a great place for people who like Xanth to talk, role-play, write, and meet people with the same interests. Unlike some e-mail groups, or other such clubs, the atmosphere is very accepting as to topics, as long as it's Xanth related or close. Even if there's really no exact point to it. The members, for the most part, are very friendly, and like to talk. Anyone on the Thread has to like e-mail of course, writing and receiving, in order to really be a part of it.

Why are you a member?
I joined the Xanth Thread because I like Xanth, plain and simple. Once I got here though, it was nothing like I thought it would be, it was better. Not only did we talk about the books, we made Xanth come alive in a way, by being part of it. I really got into my persona, and free role-playing is always fun. I found myself responding to everything, and expressing every random idea that came into my head about Xanth. People listened to them and responded, and it really made me feel welcome. I made new friends who liked a lot of the same things I did, even outside of Xanth. The Thread, for me, is often a way to relax and have fun without the strain of real life.
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D'Mona

What is the Xanthread *really* like?
Oh it's a blast. You can just be silly and bizzare and you do not have people wanting to ship you off to an insane asylum.
(At least, not very often.)
In this world it is hard to find a place where you can just let your inner child go on a rampage, we get so concerned about image and status. Here we can all be who and what we want, and just be ourselves.

Why are you a member?
Because I love the series and I love being me.
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Fire

The Xanth Thread to me is a Circle of friends. We HAVE to trust each other that we are who we say we are, and we don't have many barriers. We can be open to each other, just as long as we don't break the AC. That pulls down a lot of possible walls for me as a Christian. ('Nuff said about that!:) )
It is a circle of friends that is ever-widening. We always accept newbies with *Ahem* warm greetings and Addy Balls. ;) An they all add into the thread. All the threadies practicaly live in two seperate places, Xanth and Mundainia.
Xanth Thread is also a place to play. The stories we write are in our way, fanfics, but it is so much more. You hear about fanfics with other things (IE, Sailor Moon, Ranma 1/2, Startrek... ETC.) But this is different. These are Fanfics not based on already made charicters, but our own. We don't write about Xanth, and who PA has already put into, we write about Xanth and us.
For me, I live what I am writing. I can see everything in my minds eye, and I try to realate it to the rest. I trye and let others live it with me. Therefore, I really can "see" my friends, and the wierd things the do, (Camo, Don't even THINK of dumping that swamp water on me!)
Our charictres are constantly growing, and deepening as we find more out about echother (Small hint to ya'll)
A lot of The stories we put up, are not made by ONE single writer, but by two or three (or even more) writers. That adds spice to the story, and we may have an objective, but you never know whats going to happen on the way... (Boy, Don't Komoto and ThunderHoof know that!)
The Xanth thread is a place in wich to play Addy Ball (You better not throw that at me, Raptor, I'm talking), Dodge the Mailer Deamon (who is constanly bouncing letters) play, make jokes, talk about questions pertaining to Xanth (wich doesn't happen with me in Mundaina), and have an all a round good time.
To the Threadies who read this, I love you all!

God Bless you,
Fire

P.S. It's also a great place to keep pets that your mom wouldn't let you have otherwise.

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Komoto the Shadowdragon

What is the Xanthread *really* like?

Whats the Xanth thread Really like eh?.... hmmm.... hard to sum it up into words... as it is more of a feeling. The Xanth thread from the outside looks to just simply be a bunch of people E-mailing each other about Xanth Books, and talking about parts in stories... but it is so much more. The Xanth thread was one of the first places On the internet I was assured I could talk freely with other people from around the world about Xanth and Xanth related topics, and have a fun, free enviorment to do so... one without swearing, sexual perverts, and most other riff raff you tend to find in chatlines. Its a place where I can create another persona, a character in Xanth, and explore and have fun with that character throughout all the time that is spent on the Thread. It is also a place where you can write stories, as I have done, make friends, and all around have a great time. I can truthfully say that this is one of the greatest things I have ever done on the internet, and am hoping to be a member for as long as I can.
Why are you a member?

Why am I a member..... ok Ill be truthful..... I origionally joined just to write stories on the Chain story that goes around the thread. I thought that talking over email seemed kinda silly. But as I have become more and more involved in this thread I have grown to like all of it, and generally have fun in it too.
Write me if you have any questions, Ill be happy to answer.

Komoto the Shadowdragon
or in real life
Brian Malan
malan@snowcrest.net
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Stormchaser

What is the Xanth thread really like? How can you discribe some you have never experienced. Telling a blind man the sky is blue is only empty words. So is telling someone who has never been here about the thread.
We are funny,lazy,crazy, people who all had a common love of a world that was created in the mind of Piers Anthony. Bad puns and good winning over evil (even when evil is not always evil) are the themes I see running through the Xanth books.
Xanth in its own way is like Mundania except everyone has a talent. The thread is a lot like the books, there are good guys and bad guys (guys also stands for girls) and someone to keep order. That is our leader Cham's job.
I don't participate a lot on the thread, but I love reading about others adventures. I enjoy the by-play between the ones who write a lot and follow the quests. I was enoying the magitian war until it got out of hand. I think it is solved now, but I did want to know the outcome of the war.
Have I gone off track. If so feel free to edit this with my permission.
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Bookwyrm

What is the Xanthread *really* like?

The Xanthread is a collection of people with a commen interest in Piers Anthony's Xanth novels. It is a place that will send you a lot of mail in a short while. Where you can interact with a varity of people and enjoy yourself in a place where can belong. If you just want to sit back and lurk on the thread reading what is going on. Or if you wish to be active and play with the Addy ball too its up to you. But things only happen there when they are made to happen.

Why are you a member?

I'm a member because I enjoy Piers Anthony's books quite a lot and I found this thread to be a fun place to be. Many interesting happening appear on the thread and overall the people are nice.
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Naldo

What is the Xanthread *really* like?
The Xanth Thread is a great place. Everyone is really nice, and will ALWAYS understand if you make a mistake. Well... except maybe if you send the thread a chain letter, so dont do that. But other than that, this is most likely my favoritething to do on the net, mostly because nothing is really required, you can just have fun!
Why are you a member?
I am a member because I love Xanth and i wanted to meet others who love Xanth and Piers Anthony's work in general.
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Bluebell Elf

Why did I join the Xanth Thread:

I joined the XT because I really loved the Piers Anthony books on Xanth. Everyone says that, and I believe them as well. I think that to those who find themselves shut in for any reason, sickness, accident, rural life, can really get into his books, as well as those with a great imagination. I believe that those who truly love Xanth become their character, I AM Bluebell Elf, and I am accepted like she would be. In a world full of racism, and other forms of discrimination, Xanth is a mirad of acceptability of species.

The XT is a bunch of people who have debates on the writings of Piers Anthony, who get together and come up with imaginative things to keep discussions hopping and who generate over 200 members into a writing frenzy on Xanth. Some of the most recent group endevors have been the Reverse Wood stories. Everyone tried out their respective talents with a sliver of reverse wood to see what would happen. That took real imagination of all me and other members.
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Bink

As for a qoute well how about this:
I like the thread for sevral reasons. First I have met and have become friends with several people, and also it gives me a chance to talk to other people that like Xanth. As you know in real life it's hard to find people that have heard about Xanth and this way you can talk about the puns and magic and characters without people looking at you funny. Also it is a great format to be creative...you can create your persona into anything you want or like me pick your favorite charater from the book.
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The Lady Blue

What is the Xanthread *really* like?

The Xanth Thread is a bunch of weird people getting together and talking about strange things! ;) haha Just kidding.. Hmm.. What is the Xanth Thread really like? That is really a difficult question... it's a bunch of people, who all love Xanth, who try and bring it to this Mundane life, even for just a little while... It's where we can all get together and discuss something we love so much and have others understand and know what we are talking about... a place where we can feel comfortable and make new friends with a similar interest.. and maybe even find out, we actually have more in common than we realized.

Why are you a member?

Why am I member? I have no idea.. I was dragged kicking and screaming... Oh.. wait.. that was the Mental Ward at the hospital... *grin*... Seriously, for me, as PageKeeper, I love being able to maintain the website and making it a fun place for the Threadies, and Xanth lovers everywhere. I like "meeting" new people, and the "online" community gives me a chance to be myself and not have others judge by "appearance". I feel that the Xanth Thread is a "safe haven", so to speak, allowing me to interact with people with similar interests, while not having to deal with the garbage of online chat rooms, ect.
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Quest

To me the XT is a group of people, slightly on the silly side, who all share a love in the wonderful, magical land of Xanth. I joined because Xanth is a part of my life, of who I am and many don't under stand this. The thread does.
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Magician Caleb

What is the Xanthread *really* like?
It's a really fun place. There's really something for every Piers/Xanth fan.
Why are you a member?
I'm a member because I love Xanth! I wish I knew of a way to actually go there, and this is the next best thing.
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Jyniko

What is the Xanthread *really* like?
For the most part, it's just generally...well, fun. Just plain fun, with no ulterior motives included. ;) It's a place to be involved with people who are interested in the same thing as you (Xanth) and can relate to your experiences. It's also a place to make friends (well, okay, mad-crazy-insane-daft-looney friends, but friends nonetheless).
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Why are you a member?
I love the Xanth series, but none of my friends read it, so they always get this blank what-in-Mundania-are-you-talking-about look on their faces whenever I mention something Xanthian. So I talk to these Threadies about any questions/comments about the Xanth books, and I like the stories and things we come up with. Also, it's a lot of fun and a really nice light break from school and work and other things. And I can act really weird and blend right in! ;D
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Fantastic Faux

What is the Xanthread *really* like?

In my frank opinion, it's a *place* where a bunch of Xanth/Piers Anthony freaks (no offence intended(I'm one myself too)) are congregated to discuss Xanth and Piers Anthony's books. It's a place to have a good time talking about something you love and to meet new people and make new friends from around the world. I myself have met some of my best friends here.

Why are you a member?

I am a member because I love Xanth. It's a place where I can co to forget the vulgarity and lack of Adult Conspiricy when I get sick of it. The Xanth Thread is good for me because I also love internet and email. I can do two things I love at once! This ways, I have a lot of people to discuss it with, rather than with just one other friend I know who also reads Xanth.
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You mean, you want MORE info?!?!?!
Well, if you have any more questions, or want more information about what the thread is really like, then you can ask any of the following people. These are all current Xanthread Members, who are willing to answer your questions, and give you info on their opinions about the Xanthread. DO NOT write to these people, asking how to join, how to get on our homepage, or other administrative things. These emails are strictly for you to find out more about what the thread is like. And, PLEASE DO NOT use these emails for ANYTHING else, such as sending chain mail, or other junk mail. These members were kind enough to offer to have their email addresses linked here, to help YOU find out more about our thread. Thanks all.
Shayna - World Sprite
The Magician Gregory
Raptor
Magician Ekim
Bookwyrm
Naldo
Bluebell
Bink
Lady Blue
Fantastic Faux
Komoto the Shadowdragon

cHaMeLeOn

Xanth/Piers Anthony E-Mail List, Listkeeper


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