to the new guys: your first post on this board, should you decide to introduce yourself, will hopefully look a lot like the following example. hi. i'm new. my name is kolbozzo and i hail from a snowy plain in transylvania where i was raised by seals since my parents left me for dead after that horrible accident with the pink tutu and the hacksaw. i'm three years old, but i'm told i'm precocious and i'm pretty sure it means i won't be able to satisfy any woman in bed. hence the source of my interest for all things dark and gloomy, including italian politics and german cars. most of all, though, i'm an avid music listener, and my favorite bands include the likes of cradle of filth, children of bodom, opeth, in flames, soilwork, and pretty much everything else it will be really easy for you to make fun of until i run away in tears and mailbomb the moderators' e-mail addresses with allegations of harrassment and poor writing skills. i play the tuba, mostly at night and in crowded areas, and i'm here to meet fellow tubers, although i'm not sure that's what i mean. i also intend to flirt shamelessly with each and every user who might loosely resemble a girl or a pony, until one of them will contact me via AIM, at which point i will claim that we're engaged and that i am thor the god of thunder. i can speak mandarin, a couple of pineapples, and that thing where you use numbers instead of letters and acronyms instead of words even if words are shorter than the corresponding acronyms, which i will from now on shorten in TTWYUNIOLAAIOWEIWASTTCA. now, go forth and multiply once more.