Welcome to the Third Table, an alternative hangout for the adults on the lexicon. A thread for adult conversations and discussion that falls somewhere in the middle of the two other adult threads.
This thread is a place for like-minded adult friends to gather and discuss a variety of topics from both real life and our fictional obsessions. We won't be as racy as the gutter,
although from time to time we will probably dip our toes into some "dirty" waters and we don't intend to be as chaste Heavenly Hash
either, although plan on some deep discussions about The Twilight Series or other topics. This thread will something else all together, something that mixed and blended the from the other two threads. In fact blending is a good term for what will be going on here because this is a thread for people who love Jake (sigh) and people who loved Edward or people who love something else entirely come together and to talk about it.
We imagine it kinda like the family dinner table.
Come and tell us about your day and your twilightpated moments. Come and tell us what you are thinking about the things you learned in [s] your other books today. Come and share your thoughts and ideas about these amazing stories your friend Stephenie told you. Come and be family.
Now what's a family without a few little rules am I right? As adults and veteran lexers, you probably know all of this but new people are always joining in We do want everyone to play nice and have fun. We all need reminders about the rules from time to time.
So here goes:This is an adult thread. What makes an adult is something that is quite hard to define given the diversity of cultures and people here on the lexicon. The more I'm around people the more I find that the number of years we are on the planet has nothing to do with how we think and act. This thread is for people that want to discuss mature topics in a mature way regardless of what year they were born. Your age is not the most important factor, but rather your desire for mature and enjoyable discussions!!
Although this is a discussion thread, it is important to remember that the lexicon forums are not a chat room or an IM feature. Because it is not a chat but a discussion posts need to be of some length and relate to the topic. One line posts, especially just saying LOL or something similar takes up a lot of room and is hard for people to wade through when they have many pages to catch up on. Be respectful to the fact that many of us have busy lives and don't want to wade through nonsense.
All I ask for a little mindfulness in the subjects and content of your posts. Consider if it is something for the whole group, or something that belongs in a PM. We want to share things about our lives, but not EVERYTHING about our lives. Pick the significant stuff to share. It's not necessary to post just to say good morning, goodnight or to "keep the thread alive." You can certainly say good morning at the top of your first post of the day, but don't make it the only thing you say. As for keeping the thread alive, it's not going anywhere. It will still be here long after all of us have moved on to newer things.
The quote feature is neat and helpful but can also make posts over long. Quoting, especially when there are pictures are included takes up TONS of room on the lex and make it hard for all of us. When quoting, delete out the parts of the quote that aren't necessary to your response. It's quick and easy!
When posting, you don't need a new post for each separate thought. Instead combine several replies or thoughts into one post. If you think of something you want to add after you've posted, edit your post or wait until someone else has posted. This avoids double posting.
So ladies and gentleman, come pull up a chair at our table. Grab a nice drink, perhaps a warm one, perhaps a cold one, perhaps a 100 year old virgin one. Would you like a soft seat with a spaceheater? Or are the granite chairs just your style? Or do you feel the need to do a little housework
instead? There are some feather dusters and some sudsy water right over there.
Anyway please relax and tell us what's on your mind.