Discussion in 'General Questions' started by ethics, Jul 24, 2011.
Those lousy Australians!
Wow, what a kick in the nuts.
Yeah, I haven't been around as much lately as I'd like to be, but I've had my own Sisyphean struggles going on too.
I've never been one to handle loss well, (as probably guessed by my lack thereof in participation in past members-passing posts), ever since high school, through the Army, jobs, tech school, more jobs and other friends here n' there from online games, it seems I always meet interesting people, then never see them again.
Well this year I've been hit pretty hard with the loss hammer, from my job of ~10 years, the fort I worked at being shuttered soon, and my mom 3 days before I started my new job 3 months ago.
I can only look back on this place as probably the one place I never thought of losing and can't imagine it not being here.
At least I can look back of HOURS of time-vampires spent playing games online with many of you here and feel that those were probably some of the happiest times I've wasted in a long time.
Domh, you magnificent sonofabitch, not only is your post probably worthy of post of the century, you summed up many of my feelings to the tee. thank you for turning me on to Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson, I still miss your wonderful photographs.
Leon, thanks for keeping this place together at the seams just a tad better than the stitching on Janet Jackson's bra. I still regret not meeting up with you in the city for a beer a while back.
Brian, You were always a joy to game with, I've never met someone so level-headed regardless of how many idiots we ran things with, myself included.
And last but not least, Braz and Els. I think I'll miss you both most of all, scarecrow
The both of you taught me the value of having fun in all the games we've played over the years and when it came to expecting the unexpected from a dancing Orc Shaman wielding 2 tankards and dressed in a tux, even the Spanish Inquisition would stare agape at some of your hi-jinx.
The fact that I never get to play with you two anymore fills me with dread.
I'm sure there's tons of others here who have made an impression on me, I just can't think straight enough at the moment to think of something to say, but know this, all of you HAVE been a big part of my life over the years in many ways, and have helped get me to where I am today in thought and belief.
I've got no real idea what the heck a Google+ thingamajig does, but if someone wants to clue me in on it, you can send one to my gaming address... stilgaard at gmail dot com
So long and thanks for all the fish, peace out, sayonara, your momz box, Treadhead out.
JHC people, I don't want to get all emotional here. Cut the shit.
Domh... Heh, I'll remember the post you announcing of my little girl being born. And even before how everyone was rooting for her even though there was a HUGE risk of my wife "dropping her" at 19 weeks (or 22?). There's too many events for me and others to list. Coot calling me in the middle of the night begging me to tell him reasons why he should continue living...
That last line sums it up, Leon.
I joined Google+ (thanks, Leon) and will see how it goes. I don't do the other social networking sites.
My name there is Monte Bulger (AKA Morg).
Please let me know when someone forms a GA circle.
I've been fairly "mobile" over the past 7 years, more so over the past 3. GA has always been that "anchor" that I can always come to when the drifting has become unbearable. Through this site, I've made many friends and as a result, watched the great times, and witnessed the bad. Yet, through it all, this has been my other "family".
To say I'm still in a state of shock is the understatement of the century. Not sure what I'm going to do with my mornings now. The first hour or so is usually spent going through the logs, checking to see how the server is running, and in general, keeping things moving as efficiently as possible. Have already shed a few tears, and will most likely shed a few more before the plug is pulled.
To say I'll miss this place doesn't really put into words what I'm truly feeling. Part of me resides on the server and in this site. To watch the lights go out feels like a part of me will be lost as well.
Leon, you know when I raked you over the coals for something I felt should be done was all in the best interest of the site. We had our disagreements, but I think you know where my heart is.
Damn..... I'll post more later when I can see the screen again... :cry:
It's why you were the main guy, dude.
Always knew you were just a soft an cuddewy teddybear.... who's a widdle teddy bear.... you are..... you are....
But they wouldn't expect it.
So much for the chainsaw act, Tom! You can still boss us around on G+ though.
Great, Morg! I was wondering who this Monte chap was, so i"m going back to G+ and click on you! See you over there tomorrow!
Andy, I haven't figured out how to invite someone yet, but by tomorrow you'll probably be invited by somebody else. See you over there. So sorry about all the trouble in your life recently.
Andy, my condolences, man. Now I feel bad about ribbing you recently.
Leon, could you invite Andy to G+? He asked for an invite at the bottom of his post. Thanks.
Also, who is the Caroline I'm seeing on G+? Is she from here? I'm only using G+ for GA people, so I hesitated to add her. There are hardly any women here.
Thanks all. I found an invite in my inbox from todd. Will look into it later. Walking into work atm.
Allene, that'd Misu from here.
OK something I really love?
My biggest circle on G+ is by far the one called Global Affairs, and it happened fast.
Oh Braz, thanks for that. I almost cried.
So are we just gonna add each other in GA circle (if we wish) or we gonna have an official "hangout?" (not sure what that's about) or what?