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anyone feeling just a little sad?

a.s.
Valinor


Feb 18 2007, 2:30am


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First, I love this new board. I especially love the fact that the posts are threaded (if you want them). I love how quickly I figured (most) of the stuff out. I absolutely LOVE the search feature (haven't used it yet, but in theory I love it).

I love the smilies Cool even if it's embarrassing to admit it Blush.

And as usual, I love the friendliness and warmth and intelligent and amusing chatter and thoughts from all the Tornsibs. It goes without saying (which has never stopped me before!) that this is just about the friendliest place on the net.

Still, I admit to going over to the old board a time or two today, just to...see it. The familiar look of the RR page is just so...familiar. I often check the RR page even before my email in the morning; I'm so used to the way it looks.

I miss it. I miss that old place.

Why do our brains think of a bunch of words and pictures on a computer screen as a "place"? Why do we feel like Torn (or any other loved board or gathering place on the web) is a real place in the sense of bricks and mortar realness? Why---if it's just about people, and the people are the same here as there---in fact, here is really there if you catch my existential drift---do we miss the "trappings" of the "place" we used to "be"?

Does anyone think this seems like a bigger "place"? Am I the only one missing the clunky old place tonight?

Heart 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.

Subject User Time
anyone feeling just a little sad? a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Feb 18 2007, 2:30am
    *still tearing* yeah... I do. grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 18 2007, 3:04am
        Re: [grammaboodawg] *still tearing* yeah... I do. WhiteLadyEowyn Send a private message to WhiteLadyEowyn Feb 18 2007, 3:11am
        Re: [grammaboodawg] *still tearing* yeah... I do. a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Feb 18 2007, 3:14am
        *FTH* gramma! Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Feb 18 2007, 3:20am
        Gramma! You're here! Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Feb 18 2007, 3:32am
            oh... grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 18 2007, 3:36am
            still missing some regulars... a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Feb 18 2007, 3:39am
                Knowing them... They're still reading the manual ;) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 18 2007, 3:47am
        THERE you are! Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Feb 18 2007, 3:34am
        Yay! CAhobbit Send a private message to CAhobbit Feb 18 2007, 3:35am
        Gramma's here! Lady of Light Send a private message to Lady of Light Feb 18 2007, 3:37am
            Ice Cream!! Now everything's perfect! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 18 2007, 4:50am
        Yay! Gramma's come on-Board! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 18 2007, 4:03am
    Re: [a.s.] anyone feeling just a little sad? Noneoftheabove Send a private message to Noneoftheabove Feb 18 2007, 3:14am
    Re: [a.s.] anyone feeling just a little sad? Nerdanel Send a private message to Nerdanel Feb 18 2007, 3:17am
    *raises hand* Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Feb 18 2007, 3:19am
    Re: I am too confused to feel sad yet. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Feb 18 2007, 3:23am
        {{silnedor}} Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Feb 18 2007, 3:29am
            Once we all get used to these formats dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 18 2007, 3:47am
            Re: [[HUG]] back Altaira silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Feb 18 2007, 4:28pm
    Yes, and yes, and ... yes. Aerlinn Send a private message to Aerlinn Feb 18 2007, 3:34am
        That's exactly it! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 18 2007, 3:56am
    Yeah. Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Feb 18 2007, 3:38am
    oddly, what gets me is how everyone else looks so...different here hatster Send a private message to hatster Feb 18 2007, 4:06am
        You're right. Aerlinn Send a private message to Aerlinn Feb 18 2007, 4:21am
        I wonder Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Feb 18 2007, 4:56am
            *Looks at Ataahua's avatar* Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Feb 18 2007, 4:59am
                You can talk, Ms Shapely Legs! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Feb 18 2007, 5:15am
                    Heaven's no! Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Feb 18 2007, 5:52am
                        Re: [Altaira] Heaven's no! GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX Feb 18 2007, 3:57pm
            suddenly had this image of a bunch of little square pictures hatster Send a private message to hatster Feb 18 2007, 5:53am
            Until I start handing out Rings... Noneoftheabove Send a private message to Noneoftheabove Feb 18 2007, 8:27pm
        what, you didn't know I looked that hot in a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Feb 18 2007, 3:42pm
        *in my best 'Life of Brian' voice* I don't. (nt) Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Feb 19 2007, 1:10pm
    Do you feel sad when you take off your old undies? MrCere Send a private message to MrCere Feb 18 2007, 6:57am
        Not a very good analogy. Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Feb 18 2007, 8:18am
            I agree, not a good analogy. Smeagirl/Girllum Send a private message to Smeagirl/Girllum Feb 18 2007, 4:57pm
            Well, that is cuse I was teasing! /nt SandWitch King Send a private message to SandWitch King Feb 20 2007, 6:18am
                That's a relief! /nt Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Feb 21 2007, 12:08am
        well, I don't normally meet other people in my undies hatster Send a private message to hatster Feb 18 2007, 12:43pm
        Re: [MrCere] Do you feel sad when you take off your old undies? FingonOfPittsburgh Send a private message to FingonOfPittsburgh Feb 18 2007, 1:16pm
        I'll letcha know grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 21 2007, 3:20pm
            re FingonOfPittsburgh Send a private message to FingonOfPittsburgh Feb 21 2007, 3:31pm
    Yes, I am absolutely feeling sad. LiJuun Send a private message to LiJuun Feb 18 2007, 8:43am
    Yes, of course... wolfranger Send a private message to wolfranger Feb 18 2007, 10:05am
    Yup Stapper Send a private message to Stapper Feb 18 2007, 10:37am
    Yup. FantasyFan Send a private message to FantasyFan Feb 18 2007, 10:55am
    Re: [a.s.] anyone feeling just a little sad? JPB Feb 18 2007, 1:19pm
        Great story! *mods up* MrCere Send a private message to MrCere Feb 18 2007, 4:05pm
    Re: [a.s.] anyone feeling just a little sad? deej Send a private message to deej Feb 18 2007, 2:38pm
    Mixed feelings entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Feb 18 2007, 2:52pm
    Re: [a.s.] anyone feeling just a little sad? Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Feb 18 2007, 3:27pm
    Yes! happy -sad Ciars Send a private message to Ciars Feb 18 2007, 6:37pm
    I probably would be feeling more sad if... Patty Send a private message to Patty Feb 18 2007, 7:28pm
        Re: [Patty] I probably would be feeling more sad if... FingonOfPittsburgh Send a private message to FingonOfPittsburgh Feb 18 2007, 7:37pm
    This place doesn't look familiar but Silent_Watcher Send a private message to Silent_Watcher Feb 18 2007, 9:52pm
        Nice to see you here, SW. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Feb 19 2007, 5:30am
            Thank you, N.E. Brigand Silent_Watcher Send a private message to Silent_Watcher Feb 19 2007, 2:04pm
    I'm feeling sad for a different reason. Clue Send a private message to Clue Feb 19 2007, 1:58am
        Re: [Clue] I'm feeling sad for a different reason. Sandicomm Send a private message to Sandicomm Feb 19 2007, 2:22am
        Clue ... less? Aerlinn Send a private message to Aerlinn Feb 19 2007, 4:39pm
            Yes, that's what they used to call me. Clue Send a private message to Clue Feb 19 2007, 7:45pm
        Oh cripes! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 20 2007, 3:35am
            thank you, gramma! Clue Send a private message to Clue Feb 20 2007, 6:08pm
    I do, a little. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Feb 19 2007, 2:55am
        me too Annael Send a private message to Annael Feb 19 2007, 4:16pm
            Oh, goodness, don't give up! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Feb 19 2007, 5:55pm
                threaded mode Annael Send a private message to Annael Feb 19 2007, 8:32pm
    yes - every time I go back to look at the old boards... (you're not the only one!) greendragon Send a private message to greendragon Feb 21 2007, 12:10am
        me too...I am "watching threads" to see a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Feb 21 2007, 2:37am
            oo - good idea! greendragon Send a private message to greendragon Feb 21 2007, 4:43pm
    I know exactly what you mean. Advising Elf Send a private message to Advising Elf Feb 21 2007, 4:52pm
        Very well put. Patty Send a private message to Patty Feb 21 2007, 9:32pm
    We fear change. Timbo_mbadil Send a private message to Timbo_mbadil Feb 22 2007, 8:49pm

 
 
 

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