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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
tonga_nolii
Member

Joined: Jul 08, 2011
Posts: 4
From: northern california
Posted: 2011-07-30 9:15 pm   Permalink

Aloha! I arrived here on these shores recently through the six degrees of tiki...
*A miniaturized version of the "Book of Tiki" that I bought at Old Navy years ago, which resurfaced during a recent move
*A forlorn touristy souvenier book from Disneyland that I discovered at an antique store (on sale no less?!?)
*A couple of hypnotic visits to the hawaiian islands
*Which led me to find a copy of "Tiki Magazine"
*Where I found "The Quiet Village" podcast
*From same website I found a link to this community!

But I guess growing up in Southern California, there was always had a measurably amount of Tiki in my dna anyway!!

So many of pleasant & happy memories have some link to Tiki...it is so sad to see so many of those familiar places have been torn down in the name of "modern progress"! I hope to contribute in some way in helping bring back or keep alive our links to a wonderful heritage we all share in some way mahalo!!


 
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Coastal Creations
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Joined: Jul 31, 2011
Posts: 9
From: Corpus Christi, Texas
Posted: 2011-07-31 03:23 am   Permalink

Hey everyone, my name is Rick i've been lurking for a few weeks, but i finally decided to come in and warm my hands by the fire and introduce myself. So here i am. I've been wood working for about a year making random stuff out of mesquite wood, but i think i've caught the tiki virus. I made my first tiki about a month ago out of mesquite and it actually turned out decent. So, i immediately started making another one and before i even finished that one i started another. haha. Anyhow, once i work up some nerve i will post some pictures of what i've done. Cheers.

 
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Kapn.K
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 2
Posted: 2011-08-05 08:52 am   Permalink

I just found this place today, looking for a pic of the old Moon Islander restaurant in Titusville, FL. I'm into 50's and 60's, MCM, Atomic, and Tiki styles.
Thanks for having me,
Steve


 
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MysticMoai
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1
Posted: 2011-08-05 9:03 pm   Permalink

Hi, my name is Laura and I have been hanging around the fringe for years and love the Moai. I love the tiki culture and enjoy tiki crawls. I have a collection of mugs too. I have not been to any tiki events like Hukilau or Tiki Oasis. I hope to some time.


The most wonderful tiki of all!


 
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SeanH
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Joined: Aug 07, 2011
Posts: 5
From: So Cal
Posted: 2011-08-07 11:18 am   Permalink

Hi all.

I've been reading old threads here for a week or two, after stumbling across the forum while looking for tiki drink recipes. I've always enjoyed tiki culture, but from reading here I see I have a ton to learn! I just hope my wife doesn't get mad at me for all the purchases I'm making



 
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bmoldaner
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Joined: Aug 07, 2011
Posts: 1
Posted: 2011-08-07 4:01 pm   Permalink

Hey everyone,

I was a member here about 5 years ago when I carved my first tiki out of a three foot piece of cypress (see photo). I lost interest for a while due to my other hobby (restoring cars). I catch myself looking at the tiki in the garden hoping I'd get a chance to do another soon. Long story short, my friend is cutting down a palm tree and I'm going to give it another shot. I'm not sure if it is the correct type of palm for carving, but I'm sure I'll be able to figure that out with your help. Can't wait to start. I'll keep you all up to date on my progress.

-Brian




 
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polynesian paul
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Joined: Aug 10, 2011
Posts: 2
From: Collecting tiki cups, tiki events
Posted: 2011-08-10 7:36 pm   Permalink

Aloha! I'm a new member that finally decided to join Tiki Central after years of enjoying this wonderful website. I've been collecting tiki mugs as well as other Hawaiian items for over a decade and proudly display my mug collection in my living room. My wife and I love Hawaii and try to go as often as possible. Live in San Diego and always look forward to Tiki Oasis which we have gone every year since it starting coming here(remember when it all was held in a tent in the parking lot at first?) Always look forward to a Tiki event in San Diego or Los Angeles area, definitely looking forward to Tiki Oasis 11 next weekend!

 
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AExMachina
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Joined: Aug 13, 2011
Posts: 7
From: Central Jersey
Posted: 2011-08-13 07:54 am   Permalink

Aloha!

I never set out to write a tiki novel, but I kept stumbling on the Tiki Room whenever I did a search for a recipe or cultural reference for the pulp novel I've been writing. Now I keep coming back even if I'm not researching mauna loa or tiki cults and, given my tastes, I'm not surprised I've fallen hard for this.

I can't say my novel is tiki'd up, but now there's a definite and growing poly pop theme in its general over-the-top pulpiness. See you all around!


 
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Adam Throgmorton
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Joined: Aug 14, 2011
Posts: 4
Posted: 2011-08-15 8:51 pm   Permalink

Aloha all! I have been following this site for awhile and have been waiting for the right time to join so that I could share a passionate project I have been working on. I have been a tikiphile my whole life. My earliest memories were of pulling into the lavish Polynesian Village resort in Walt Disney World when I was an infant around 1973. I have vivid memories of the tiki torch lighting each night and running to catch my brother Todd over the dark grey lava stone pathways over the hill to see the electical water parade on Seven Seas Lagoon.
This along with my father's love of Martin Denny and Lex Baxter exotica sounds has deeply embedded in me a love and comfort for true Polynesian Pop.
My dream tiki experience was to have an A-frame Tiki Terrace which i built over the summer in my back yard.



 
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Allen's Brain
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Joined: Aug 17, 2011
Posts: 2
Posted: 2011-08-17 11:50 am   Permalink

Hi All,
The long-time lurker finally steps out of the inky gloom of the back corner and into the semi-darkness of the illuminated fugu lamps and tiki torches. He mutters something unintelligible, receives a tall, coffee-based beverage, and unsteadily mounts a nearby bar stool.

"It's too bad, you know, that I wasn't in Central IL during tiki's heyday to see The Tropics (Lincoln, IL) in its glory days. Chicago's a heckuva distance to travel for a tiki experience. Ah well, I'm here, now."

He then begins boring the other patrons with details of how he wants to own a tiki-themed coffee/juice bar, and call it either "Exoticafe" or "Shrunken Ed's." Soon, he has plenty of space around him. It's a good thing, too, since, at that moment, in walks the curvaceous brunette he's been waiting for...


 
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WestADad
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 746
From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2011-08-17 11:54 am   Permalink

How curvaceous was she?



Welcome to TC!


 
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VampiressRN
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 6153
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2011-08-17 9:01 pm   Permalink

Shout out to all the new board members...have fun...you've found your mecca!!!

 
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monsterjones
Member

Joined: Aug 19, 2011
Posts: 10
From: East Austin, Texas
Posted: 2011-08-19 06:59 am   Permalink

New memeber...Monsterjones!
Been a Tiki fan long time....also into surf ukulele
and Creature from the Black Lagoon...even had
a Creature tiki made:

www.monsterjones.com

[ This Message was edited by: monsterjones 2011-08-19 07:00 ]


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AExMachina
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Joined: Aug 13, 2011
Posts: 7
From: Central Jersey
Posted: 2011-08-19 07:12 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-08-15 20:51, Adam Throgmorton wrote:
Aloha all! I have been following this site for awhile and have been waiting for the right time to join so that I could share a passionate project I have been working on. I have been a tikiphile my whole life. My earliest memories were of pulling into the lavish Polynesian Village resort in Walt Disney World when I was an infant around 1973. I have vivid memories of the tiki torch lighting each night and running to catch my brother Todd over the dark grey lava stone pathways over the hill to see the electical water parade on Seven Seas Lagoon.
This along with my father's love of Martin Denny and Lex Baxter exotica sounds has deeply embedded in me a love and comfort for true Polynesian Pop.
My dream tiki experience was to have an A-frame Tiki Terrace which i built over the summer in my back yard.





That A-frame is gorgeous. I think I have something new for the bucket list.


 
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thePorpoise
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 23, 2011
Posts: 1517
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2011-08-19 7:44 pm   Permalink

welcome, Adam Throgmorton , what part of Florida are you in?

 
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