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**20FD - Haikus on the change from old to new boards

Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens

Apr 26, 7:49pm

Post #1 of 4 (1542 views)
**20FD - Haikus on the change from old to new boards Can't Post

Seems like a very long time ago now! I collected these at the time. Enjoy - and remember, those of you who were there.

True, all things must pass
Fondly I'll recall this place
But the new board's good

Yeah, letís write haikus!
How many syllables here?
Hey, I need some help!
Stark white and lonely,
The RPG boards seem empty,
At least "Search" now works!
The new boards are keen.
Now if only I could think
Of something to post.
When doing haikus
Counting syllables is hard
Think I'll take a break.

All farewells are hard
And sometimes it's sad to go,
But friends ease the jolt.
Familiar faces,
Fiestas, riddles, captions:
All carries over
And the new soon seems
Comfortable, homely, warm.
The past is not lost
But life and TORnsibs
Move on, together; ever
The party goes on!

Like a teddy bear
left behind in a child's crib:
Old TORN seems lonely.
What will eight years' chat
reveal to virtual

Heading off they pause
In their rush from TORn's old boards
Empty home beckons
And one for the new boards:
Here across the sea
The waves are great for surfing
New board's so much fun

We go fearlessly
into the new openly
with one another
No more frozen boards
lost forever messages
Its not so scary!

I grew up on TORn
23 now, how time flies
Blobs, G.A.S, death and pies

The grey ship waits you
Beyond the veil of tears is
More than memory
Rest my graying head
on a familiar form
in the sweet last days

Picking up the threads
Of an old life in a new

These old boards are slow
Modding up everyone's post
Seems to take an hour!
Header length I'll miss
But I will not miss that clock!
And small reply space.
Life is a constant
Movement, from old into new
Places; our hearts are here
And there as well; for
just like Bilbo, Frodo, and
Sam, we travel on...

Threads of green on white
Wove a tapestry of words
That all meant friendship
Here at last dear friends,
On the shores of the Sea, comes
The end of old TORn.
Go in peace! I will
Not say: do not weep; for not
all tears are evil.
This old board is tired
It deserves to take the ship
To the western shores
The eager new board
Awaits to prove that it is
Worthy of our love

Long it carried us
Aged and quirky board code
Now may rest in peace

These threads now quiet
Conversation deeded
To posterity

The Party has moved
I hear laughter on the wind
It's Fiesta time!

Once we gathered here
Now we gather there, but
Friendship knows no place
We mark the days 'til
the chapter ends of the first
chronicles of TORn.
Chapter two found all
passing through the secret gate
to walk the new road.
Time to pack away
worn and road-stained cloak and shoes
and start fresh anew.
Confused as newbies,
not strangers, yet a strange land,
slowly find our way.

As we launch our ship
I wave a fond farewell
To a leaky boat

Just thought I'd drop byÖ
To see if gramma is here
Wandering old haunts.
If you are, my dear,
Can I keep you company
In our old abode?
So many good times,
Great friends, moots and memories -
Still so hard to leave!
TORn goes ever on
But our voices and footsteps
Will long echo here.
I love the new boards
But still some part of me dreads
That last Fiesta.
Together we stroll
Lingering, failing to leave
Till the last rays set.'

Embraced with words
that seem so precious when found
here and shared by you.
I'm tickled to see,
in this familiar setting,
you waiting for me!
I'll stay with you here,

greendragon, even when the
this home falls to dark.
But the darkness won't
touch the glow I'll always feel
when I think of this...
this place I cherish
because of the friends I've found
so special, as you.
Where is the quote that was fitting?
Where is the joke and the pun, and the bright wit flowing?
Where is the hand on the keyboard, and the monitor glowing?
Where are the movie rumors and the reviews and the tornsibs growing?
They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow;
The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow.
Who shall gather the smoke of the dead wood burning,
Or behold the flowing years from the Sea returning?
I'll have a cool drink of entdraught in my cup of parting, bartender! For when the lands that lie under the wave are lifted up again, then in the Fiesta Fridays of the Old Boards we may meet in the Spring. Farewell!

(This post was edited by Altaira on Apr 29, 4:32am)

Superuser / Moderator

Apr 26, 9:47pm

Post #2 of 4 (1517 views)
I snorted wryly at this: [In reply to] Can't Post

What will eight years' chat
reveal to virtual

Given the inaccessible nature of OldTorn, we'd likely need to swap archaeologists for spelunkers with explosives to get in there. Crazy

But seeing as we're talking about haikus...

Twenty years later,
What have we learned thanks to TORN?
Geeks improve with time.


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 beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.

Ataahua's stories

Superuser / Moderator

Apr 29, 4:36am

Post #3 of 4 (1493 views)
Awesome posts! [In reply to] Can't Post

I tried to insert
one or two few paragraph breaksgreat efforts by all!

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

"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

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


May 1, 3:00am

Post #4 of 4 (1443 views)
*tearing* [In reply to] Can't Post

There are moments when
I'm overcome with wonder.
I feel at rest here
and warm myself with
mem'ries of friends, and words, and
feelings never lost.

Thank you so much, GH. You're a treasure...


We have been there and back again.

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