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It's always nice to see you around Joshua  ajb007/martini  hopefully not so long away from
now on.  ajb007/cheers

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Hi everyone,

I’m a long time lurker and haven’t posted until now, but I thought it was about time I said hello. I love the (mostly) friendly atmosphere of this place and it’s what keeps me visiting.

I’m a huge fan of the series, especially both the Connery and Craig eras. The sartorial side of things particularly interests me and I have unbridled admiration for the sleuths on this forum who seem to be able to track down items from the smallest of clues. This, and the interest I’ve started to develop in watches over the years certainly makes for an expensive hobby.

I can’t wait to watch NTTD - it looks to me like it’ll be worth the delay - but the main thing for me is that everyone is able to stay safe so that they can enjoy it when it finally gets released.

I’m looking forward to getting to know you all a bit better.

"Seems terribly difficult... No it isn't, is it?"

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Welcome,  on board  Goldthunder  ajb007/martini

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Welcome, Goldthunder.

Great to have you. ajb007/martini

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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Goldthunder wrote:

Hi everyone,

I’m a long time lurker and haven’t posted until now, but I thought it was about time I said hello. I love the (mostly) friendly atmosphere of this place and it’s what keeps me visiting.

I’m a huge fan of the series, especially both the Connery and Craig eras. The sartorial side of things particularly interests me and I have unbridled admiration for the sleuths on this forum who seem to be able to track down items from the smallest of clues. This, and the interest I’ve started to develop in watches over the years certainly makes for an expensive hobby.

I can’t wait to watch NTTD - it looks to me like it’ll be worth the delay - but the main thing for me is that everyone is able to stay safe so that they can enjoy it when it finally gets released.

I’m looking forward to getting to know you all a bit better.

Welcome to AJB  ajb007/martini

YNWA 96

The Unbearables

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Welcome, Goldthunder  ajb007/smile

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Good to see my Arch Enemy from the Timboys Front here again.

Welcome back, Chrisisall!  ajb007/cheers

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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This is officially my two thousandth post, and I don't want to waste it on anything On Topic.


I joined ajb007 fourteen(!!!) years ago, in the runup to the Craig reboot. I was rereading the Fleming source material for the first time since my early teens and getting so hyped, yet had nobody in real life to talk about this stuff properly with. This forum looked to be a good literate gang of Bondgeeks who really knew their stuff, and with little of the interpersonal nonsense that derailed other types of forums I'd been active in in the past.

My first post no longer exists (presumably in some prototype of this thread that got deleted?) but I remember my very first line was "Pardon me, do you have a match?", which seemed the appropriate way to establish my creds.
The name was chosen because all the good directly related Bondnames were already taken, so I figured Fleming's other famous character would further demonstrate my respect for the literary roots.


...and I'm still here all these years later, because you fellow obsessives keep recommending great spy books, spy films, spyTV and other related pop culture for  further investigation.
We may not have a Bond25 to watch this year, but because I have you as influences in my life, I've spent much of the last eight months watching the Saint, Cathy Gale-era Avengers, Harry Palmer and Matt Helm, and I'd never have got into any of that good stuff without you!

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Congratulations!  ajb007/bond

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ajb007/cheers  Glad to have you with us, cp.

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Nice to see you are still with us after 14 years, cp  ajb007/martini

YNWA 96

The Unbearables

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Congratulations on your 14 years of membership of AJB and on your 2000th post, caractacus potts!  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

"The tough man of the world. The secret agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).

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Nice 2000th post CP. ajb007/cheers

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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thanks for the kind words fellers.
Silhouette Man we don't see enough of you these days!

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caractacus potts wrote:

thanks for the kind words fellers.
Silhouette Man we don't see enough of you these days!

Thank you, caractacus potts. Your membership here is of course much appreciated. Here's to the next 2000 posts!  ajb007/martini

Yes, 2020 has not been a great year for me (nor for very many other people I imagine). Hopefully I'll be able to post a bit more going forward though. ajb007/smile

"The tough man of the world. The secret agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).