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About Chris D. Aechtner
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Bloggers PhotoDreamt a dream
about falling asleep,
woke up in yet another one --
a near-seamless string of dreams within dreams.

As I become older, 
I still retain the eternal heart of a 6 year old child.
Sort of like Peter Pan....

....and I will always take my chances with Captain Hook.

I am a Canadian who grew-up on the West Coast.
I have some of this, do a little of that(lol).
Aside from writing, I enjoy oil painting as a creative outlet.
I also love mountain biking.
I am a gardener and bio-chemist.
(So many "I"s)

As far as the Peter Conspiracy goes,
Chris is a shortened version of my birth-name.
It is my legal name.
I am not some guy from NYC; I have never lived there. is the first site where I ever publicly posted a poem online.

Questions Concerning Soup-Etiquette......Maybe?

Blog Posted:11/19/2012 9:52:00 PM
Hullo, Soupers:

If a souper with the member account of: George Wurmplatzer,
creates a different account, using the pen-name of: Stephanie Glittzplonken,
then uses the Stephanie account to leave comments on your poems and/or blogs,
and you want to reply to his(the artist formerly known as George)comments,
is it better to call him: George, or: Stephanie,
when leaving him replies/comments?

Knowing that Stephanie is actually George,
I find myself in the conundrum of finding it difficult to call George,
Stephanie, on his Stephanie account.

Or, might it be a safer bet to use neither names when replying to him?

Then again, might it be better to reply to the 'Stephanie' comments,
on the actual George account?

Wot would you do in such a situation?(or already do?)

Any feedback is kindly appreciated. Thank You.

**Disclaimer** No actual member account names
                            have been used in this blog.

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  1. Date: 11/20/2012 7:24:00 PM
    George Wurmplatzer is the German transgender translation for Stephanie Glittzpoken. These misnomers (for want of a better word) are common among Germanic tribes. The names can be used together with a slash or individually. The use of these name alone or together is outlawed in the U.S. If you find anyone doing this, report them to immigration. p.s. - now seriously Chris, what are you talking about?

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  1. Date: 11/20/2012 6:45:00 PM
    Id just keep replies short n sweet with no names xxx

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  1. Date: 11/20/2012 11:52:00 AM
    Oh, the things I could say... lol... like when you study someone's avatar, first and last names and see what may be a hint which others don't see ... I think I saw someone on this site use a female personality as a way to scent out whether a playful poem was actually full-out cougar play, leading me to believe the 2nd persona was for safety purposes, understandable. You can usually tell the dual-gender players by the fact that one account has only twelve poems, yet they've been on soup for a year. I just wouldn't bother to play the game, Chris. It's so silly, isn't it? Let 'them' play with themselves, unless you like the him/her, in which case just address the personality by name ;)

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  1. Date: 11/20/2012 10:38:00 AM
    Maybe I'm a bit dense... But I don't know who they are... in multiples or singlets... But I'll treat them like individuals... If they have a problem and need multiple names... It's theirs to do as they please... I'll respect their wishes... Tho I may not understand why they do it.

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  1. Date: 11/20/2012 6:15:00 AM
    Stay away from folks who don't at least appear honest, direct, straightforward, confident enough to at least APPEAR to use their real name. It's hard enough to deal with a real person why even attempt to deal with a figment of their imagination [on purpose]? I do realize some names which look real aren't. All one can do it try to be honest.

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  1. Date: 11/20/2012 4:59:00 AM
    I don't know who this souper is! But I believe people have their reasons for using a different name, so I try to be respectful and call them by the name the poem is posted by. :)

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 11/20/2012 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    there a quite a few Catie, one pen name is less disconcerting but to have 2 or 3? one wonders why and best to just stay away
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 2:42:00 AM
    I read this blog and now I have a headache and i am really confused. I say, say nothing. Maybe this Souper has no idea who he is.

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  1. Date: 11/20/2012 1:44:00 AM
    Why would anyone want 2(+) soup accounts...? Fascinating...I am not a big commenter, so...??? I'd probably say nothing...

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  1. Date: 11/20/2012 12:13:00 AM
    Call him/her Georphani! ...or Stephoerge... The problem is that everyone knows who this fellow Souper is... LOL! Even he/she "knows" that we "know" and I dont "know" why he/she insists! : )

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  1. Date: 11/20/2012 12:12:00 AM
    Shhhhhhh! Now everybody will know that I'm Andrea Dietrich! : )

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    horsman Avatar harry horsman Date: 11/20/2012 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oh boy(girl) Ruben, i didn';t know sorry about the remark i made!!!
    poet Avatar kash poet Date: 11/20/2012 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I thought Andrea Dietrich IS Ruben O :)
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/20/2012 9:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ay caramba! I had one of my blackouts last night!!!
  1. Date: 11/19/2012 11:55:00 PM
    Chris you can call me whatever you like, just don't call me to early!....David

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  1. Date: 11/19/2012 11:06:00 PM
    reply to whichever personality posted the work you are commenting on ( google "Sybill" for more info)

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  1. Date: 11/19/2012 10:43:00 PM
    Maybe they're coming out the closet, I don't know! Call them "Cousin It"...

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  1. Date: 11/19/2012 10:09:00 PM
    safer, Not reply to the s(h)e at all

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My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
8/19/2014Footles - Skinny dipping in late September: Cause and EffectFootlehumor,september,
8/7/2014MesopotamiaKimogrowth,high school,hope,k
7/30/2014The LobotomizerFree versehistory,hope,
4/14/2014flowers for Chinaski -- part iiFree verseflower,growth,hope,tribut
4/12/2014flowers for ChinaskiFree verseflower,tribute,
4/5/2014 -- and there are proverbsFree verseallegory,philosophy,
3/24/2014Preacher's SonFree versefaith,hope,life,mystery,
3/18/2014EvergreenFree versehope,love,lyric,tribute,
3/2/2014Captain CrunchFree versecrazy,
2/19/2014Stalking The Stalker: Peter Pan CanFree versedark,
2/4/2014When Harry Heironymous Huffenhoffer Met Henrietta HuckhellopolisAlliterationgrowth,
1/14/2014Tristesses de la lune by Charles Pierre Baudelaire -- with English translationsFree verse 
1/6/2014Making Love with Crystal AntennasFree versehope,mystery,
12/19/2013Sunlight and Rain: The Prism of an AnarchistFree versehope,
12/10/2013EdinburghFree versededication,hope,life,love
12/8/2013MFree versecelebration,hope,life,lov
11/7/2013The Kreepy KidsFree versehalloween,happiness,
9/18/2013A Reminder: To BeFree versetruth,writing,
8/1/2013Live The ClichesFree versedream,hope,love,poetry,
7/22/2013The Soup ReichFree versesatire,slam,
7/18/2013What is thisRhymesilly,writing,
7/8/201323 warning signs that you are severely addicted to poetrysoup dot comList satire,silly,
7/3/2013The Gospel of Lucifer - Chapter 11: 1 - 8Prose Poetrymystery,
5/20/2013Kiss The SkyFree versededication,love,lyric,tha
5/2/2013EdinburghFree versededication,

My Photos


Fav Poems

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Day of ReckoningChokanature
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the farm boy Tankachildhood,nature
A. Long Learned Tale.I do not know?epic,space,
SocialitesFree verselifenight,night,
Priorities Viewed by a Dying ManVillanelledeath,introspectionnature
Answered Prayer Sijolife,nature
Haiku for Hidden HabitatsHaikunature
RaindropsI do not know?adventure,angst,art,imagi
Pretentious Collaboration Written During Conversation (Credit to Emmily Rosa) Free versepeople,love,may,time,
I Remember When I Could FlyLyricsong-lyricme,me,
Anxious DissolutionFree verseallegory,depression,intro
Is this a Grook or Not? (Nothing)Grookconfusion
Let me write you something. Free verseloveme,write,epic,me,writ
Under the Same Moon -3-Way-Collaboration-Coupletfriendship,lifeworld,life
BreakingFree verselost love,

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