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Ataahua
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Feb 18 2007, 4:56am

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I wonder [In reply to] Can't Post

what the avatars are saying about the person they're attached to?

Except for Tampa Phil's, of course - we already knew he was a rascal with a comedic talent for trouble.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Feb 18 2007, 4:59am

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*Looks at Ataahua's avatar* [In reply to] Can't Post


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we already knew he was a rascal with a comedic talent for trouble.



No comment. Wink



Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase

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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Feb 18 2007, 5:15am

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You can talk, Ms Shapely Legs! [In reply to] Can't Post

Does Nomad know you have another robot friend?

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Feb 18 2007, 5:52am

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Heaven's no! [In reply to] Can't Post


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Ataahua: Does Nomad know you have another robot friend?



Before you know it I'd be standing next to 'Robbie Greenleaf' or *gasp* 'Robbie Tinuviel' Wink



Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase

TORn Calendar


hatster
Rohan


Feb 18 2007, 5:53am

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suddenly had this image of a bunch of little square pictures [In reply to] Can't Post

sitting in a corner talking about those of us who are attaching them to our posts. Having a good laugh at our expense most likely Crazy

I have lost the dwarves and I have lost the wizard, and I don't know where I am; and I don't want to know, if only I can get away.


MrCere
Sr. Staff


Feb 18 2007, 6:57am

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Do you feel sad when you take off your old undies? [In reply to] Can't Post

I like fresh, clean and new every single time. I don't shed tears when I (or most anybody else) removes their used 'small clothes'. The boards were like that, except they were undies that somebody had worn for years and years.

Sad?! Not exactly. Tongue

If we live in trying times, we must be the ones who try. If the future is looking dark, we must be the ones who shine.


Aerin
Grey Havens


Feb 18 2007, 8:18am

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Not a very good analogy. [In reply to] Can't Post

Some of us have lost some features we really liked, in exchange for gaining features we really don't care about or even actively dislike. I'm willing to accept that this is a necessary evil, to solve problems with the server, but it doesn't help to liken the old boards to used underwear! Ewww!


LiJuun
The Shire


Feb 18 2007, 8:43am

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Yes, I am absolutely feeling sad. [In reply to] Can't Post

What's wrong with clunky, huh? This place looks so different! I thought I was ready for the upgrade, but I wasn't. I'm keeping the link to the old boards in my toolbar for the time being. Just to visit.

I'm sure I'll soon love these boards, of course. I'm just balking a bit. I wasn't expecting that!

Glad it's not just me.

Return of the Punspace:
Coup de grace -- French for lawnmower
(You can thank Aerlinn for that.)


wolfranger
Bree

Feb 18 2007, 10:05am

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Yes, of course... [In reply to] Can't Post

I feel sad. I'm not much for change, personally. I always get used to it though, and then I can't imagine having things any other way! I suppose nostalgia is inevitable.

These new boards sure are pretty and shiny-new though.

Cheers,
wolfranger


Stapper
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 10:37am

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Yup [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm a bit sad for saying goodbye to the first forum format I really liked. But then.. nothing lasts forever, and I'll learn to like this place just the same Laugh


FantasyFan
Rohan


Feb 18 2007, 10:55am

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Yup. [In reply to] Can't Post

Change is tough. Getting used to something new is tough. Hopefully, this will feel like home soon, but it doesn't yet. I'm not even sure what I'm supposed to be bookmarking yet.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



hatster
Rohan


Feb 18 2007, 12:43pm

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well, I don't normally meet other people in my undies [In reply to] Can't Post

In any sense of that phraseEvil

So I've got to agree with Aerin, the analogy hardly works. I think Aerlinn's car analogy is more suitable.

I have lost the dwarves and I have lost the wizard, and I don't know where I am; and I don't want to know, if only I can get away.


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 1:16pm

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Re: [MrCere] Do you feel sad when you take off your old undies? [In reply to] Can't Post

That's a fair analogy. LOL. Tongue I can't say I miss the old boards at all. These new ones are great!

Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament... There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves on earth, and more than that: Death: by the divine paradox, that which ends life, and demands the surrender of all, and yet by the taste (or foretaste) of which alone can what you seek in your earthly relationships (love, faithfulness, joy) be maintained, or take on that complexion of reality, of eternal endurance, which every man's heart desires.

--J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter #43, to his son Michael


JPB
The Shire


Feb 18 2007, 1:19pm

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Re: [a.s.] anyone feeling just a little sad? [In reply to] Can't Post

My wife and I lived in a rented house when we first got married. The distance to our neighbors kitchen from ours was less than the distance from our bedroom to our kitchen - that's how close the houses were to one another. We could hear the neighbors arguing. Also, a stream was located behind the house. This was not a cute babbling brook, but was a stream that handled runoff from rains from the foothills 'way up yonder' - every storm, the cute little stream would turn into a torrent, and we would stand out there with our umbrellas nervously looking at the height of the stream, thinking somehow that by watching it really close, we will prevent it from flooding, as we were having record rains that year. The laundry room was in the big ol' drafty ugly garage. And when it was raining, we would get soaked as we went back and forth to do the laundry.

As we finally purchased our current home, and were beginning to move out, my wife drew a picture of the old house, and had the house saying "WAAAH! I've loved you and cared for you and comforted you and now you're leaving me for somehouse else!"

That captured the feeling perfectly. We loved that old place... because it was our first place... our first holidays were there... the first visits of relatives...

.......but, stepping back, the new house is a lot better.

Remember >>this<< commercial. Sly


deej
Tol Eressea


Feb 18 2007, 2:38pm

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I thought I would miss the old boards, too, but since most everyone has found their way over here, I really don't. I'm still having fun with all the new stuff to play with here!

Sincerely, deej - The Artist Formerly Known as djdeathskiss

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entmaiden
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Feb 18 2007, 2:52pm

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Mixed feelings [In reply to] Can't Post

I agree with JPB, it's just like moving to a new house. No matter how awful the old house is, it was home for a long time and it's hard to let go. At the same time, the new house is wonderful, but it will take some time to find new places for my stuff and get used to the new traffic patterns.

I do have some anthropomorphic moments when I think the old boards are missing us. But the spirit that inhabits the old boards have moved with all of us, so there's nothing left - even the memories are here.

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.
`Are these magic cloaks?' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.
`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.


NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Feb 18 2007, 3:27pm

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Oh yes. I'm an old dog who doesn't learn new tricks very easily, and all these new features are a little overwhelming. I'm seriously wondering whether I'll be able to participate as much here. (Not that I've been participating a lot on the old boards recently, with the pressure of work and all, but hopefully y'all know what I mean.)

I knew the old boards. I knew how to navigate them. I miss those plain, unadorned, lists.

But seeing all the familiar names here does make it seem less intimidating.

*stiffens quivering lip* I'll catch on, I'm sure, and enjoy the new TORn as much as I enjoyed the old one.


a.s.
Valinor


Feb 18 2007, 3:42pm

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what, you didn't know I looked that hot in [In reply to] Can't Post


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Almost as odd as it feels when I meet someone in person. But all the added color and pics and smilies and stuff oddly affects the way I mentally see you all. Very odd!



heels?

Cool

a.s.

"an seileachan"

The Lost Mod Power: An Elegy (with apologies to Wordsworth)

What though the mod power which was once so bright
Be now FOREVER taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the stats, of glory in the power,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind.


GaladrielTX
Tol Eressea


Feb 18 2007, 3:57pm

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Ataahua: Does Nomad know you have another robot friend?



Before you know it I'd be standing next to 'Robbie Greenleaf' or *gasp* 'Robbie Tinuviel' Wink


*closes eyes* I <i>don't</i> want to see that!

~~~~~~~~

I used to be GaladrielTX, but then I had liposuction.



MrCere
Sr. Staff


Feb 18 2007, 4:05pm

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Great story! *mods up* [In reply to] Can't Post

 

If we live in trying times, we must be the ones who try. If the future is looking dark, we must be the ones who shine.


silneldor
Half-elven


Feb 18 2007, 4:28pm

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It's all dernwyn's doing Unimpressed. Well, it is another chance to turn a disadvantage into an advantageSmile.
You must be fairly exhaustiated yourselfWink.
I think this will be fun once we all find a way to find and open all the doors. Thank you for your devotion to all of usHeart(with roses,Honeysuckle and spring Hemlock greenery)Smile.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Feb 18 2007, 4:57pm

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I agree, not a good analogy. [In reply to] Can't Post

I preferred (a)Magpie's (from another thread): it's like a new pair of shoes. Where maybe you needed new shoes and you're glad to have them, but they take some getting used to.

(And especially if you're a hobbit not used to wearing shoes . . .)

"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it." --Gandalf


Ciars
Rohan


Feb 18 2007, 6:37pm

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Yes! happy -sad [In reply to] Can't Post

Happy because everything is so different and sad because the old boards were easier to manage -Im feeling a bit ooer about the new but Im sure i'll get used to them - at least i think I'm sure?? Evil


Patty
Immortal


Feb 18 2007, 7:28pm

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I probably would be feeling more sad if... [In reply to] Can't Post

all those posts hadn't been lost on Reunion Fiesta Friday. That just hit me so hard that I'm thinking, okay, that did NOT work. If these long-promised new boards ever materialize I'll be so ready for them. And I was.
If all my TORNsibs weren't here I would have to re-evaluate, as it is, they are not only here, but their posts won't be lost in cyberMorder, either.

Lord Peter Wimsey's Main Squeeze


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 7:37pm

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all those posts hadn't been lost on Reunion Fiesta Friday. That just hit me so hard that I'm thinking, okay, that did NOT work. If these long-promised new boards ever materialize I'll be so ready for them. And I was.
If all my TORNsibs weren't here I would have to re-evaluate, as it is, they are not only here, but their posts won't be lost in cyberMorder, either.


I don't know about you, Patty, but I think I'll be more involved on these boards overall, since there will likely be more threads that interest me. In other words, we don't have to worry about keeping the OT chatter down (like we ever did anyway).

Hey, where's Corsair, BTW? Frown


Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament... There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves on earth, and more than that: Death: by the divine paradox, that which ends life, and demands the surrender of all, and yet by the taste (or foretaste) of which alone can what you seek in your earthly relationships (love, faithfulness, joy) be maintained, or take on that complexion of reality, of eternal endurance, which every man's heart desires.

--J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter #43, to his son Michael

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