Autumn 2001 RECAP

Perverts, abusive half-naked people, jailbait mad scientists and what ever else that seemed like a good idea while on that tequila binge...

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Postby LovelyAngel on Wed Dec 26, 2001 6:54 am

[OOC] Updated recap for all the newcomers... plus cyb screwed up the original thread by posting one of those extra-wide words which forced the rest of us to have to scroll horizontally... so a new thread is needed... [/OOC]<P>*At an undisclosed location on the Keenspot Academy campus, a meeting of the EN Newcomer Support Group is underway. A number of people are sitting informally in a circle, and one person continues the discussion with an observation.*<P>"... and n00b hazing seems to be happening more frequently... someone sez it's starting to look like the old days..."<P>*There is a murmur of agreement. Another attendee timidly raises his hand.*<P>"I'm really new here, and I feel lost. As a n00b I'm afraid to ask questions 'cause others will think I'm dumb and then 'initiate' me. I see a lot of fighting and obscure references. And what's the deal with <I>butter</I> around here? Is it some kind of EN fetish I should know about?"<P>*Several people turn their heads towards the <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><B>LovelyAngel</B></A>, who has been acting as a sponsor and facilitator for the group. She nods and smiles.*<P><font color="9900CC">Well, this is a good time for us to review recent events and significant issues, as best as I understand them.</font><P><font color="9900CC">A lot of the confusion for newcomers exists because one key thread is no longer visible in the list of topics. This thread is the now-legendary </font> <B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">Initiation Fight</font></B></A><font color="9900CC"> started by Edible Corpse. Be forewarned -- this thread is <I>fragile!</I> DO NOT POST THERE! Doing so will further corrupt the thread. (There are already a few out-of-sequence posts on the first part of Page 1.) Yet it is important you study this thread to gain a fundamental understanding of current events -- and the origin of the <I>popcorn cart</I> -- AND the origin of the butter contamination of the forum.</font> *grins* <font color="9900CC">Rumor has it that butter actually got into the Keenspot forum servers, and that is why UBB performance is so awful.</font><P><font color="9900CC">Even though the <I>Initiation Fight</I> was abruptly terminated, it has left a shining and growing legacy. One significant spinoff is the </font><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">Keenspot Academy</font></B></A><font color="9900CC"> started by our esteemed BiShouNenKaMi. The Academy is a <I>must read</I> primer all participants in this forum. Its companion thread, <B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">n00b Facts</font></B></A><font color="9900CC"> is of interest to us as well.</font><P><font color="9900CC">Disappointment in the loss of the <I>Initiation Fight</I> was widespread, and attempts made to recreate the magic have brought us the </font><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">EN Super Brawl</font></B></A><font color="9900CC"> and its spinoff, the </font><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">Super Mecha War Zone.</font></B></A><font color="9900CC"> Some of the animosity between combatants goes back to actions which took place in the interesting but older </font> <B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">Exploitative Haikus</font></B></A><font color="9900CC"> thread. However a great many posts have been deleted from that thread, so it might be difficult for newcomers to figure out what actually happened.</font><P><font color="9900CC">An alternate-universe twin of the Dark, Dank Basement(tm) was constructed for use in the </font><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">Never-Ending Party</font></B></A><font color="9900CC"> a celebration which sprung from BiShou's </font><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">Unhappy Birthday</font></B></A><font color="9900CC"> while poking fun at the <I>Initiation Fight</I> and the <B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">Never-Ending Story.</font></B></A><P><font color="9900CC">The <I>Never-Ending Party</I> is where we celebrate <I>anyone's</I> birthday... but you have to provide your birthdate in the party itself. And <I>anyone</I> can be a sponsor to add frills and decor to a birthday celebration, above and beyond simple happy birthday wishes. Related to the party is the thread which asks </font><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">How Old are EN Readers?</font></B></A><P><font color="9900CC">Enforcer's famous popcorn cart made an appearance at BiShou's birthday in the <I>Never-Ending Party,</I> and it became a featured player when the Dark, Dank Basement(tm) was temporarily redecorated for the EN </font><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">Hallow33n Party.</font></B></A><font color="9900CC"> Now that Hallow33n fortnight is over, the party returns to the <I>Never-Ending Party</I> basement. </font> <P><font color="9900CC">Initiations are <I>everywhere</I> nowadays. Even cute little Mika is initiated in the </font><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">Tentacle Monster</font></B></A><font color="9900CC"> thread. </font> <P><font color="9900CC">The forum is not <I>completely</I> obsessed with s3xx0r. Odd detours include the </font><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">Religious War over Religion, God, and Christmas</font></B></A><font color="9900CC"> and the </font> <B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">Debate over Canadians, Gun Control, and Personal Computing Platforms.</font></B></A><P><font color="9900CC">Sometimes there are even EN-related threads! Imagine that! Like </font><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">What is in Jordan's Arm?</font></B></A><P><font color="9900CC">But probably the MOST IMPORTANT development is the establishment of </font><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">EN2forum</font></B></A><font color="9900CC"> AKA Expatriates Now -- the cool, phpBB-powered alternative to <I>this</I> balky, slow, error-prone UBB forum. Kyhm announced this fast, alternate EN forum in his </font><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">Jumping Ship</font></B></A><font color="9900CC"> thread. A visit is highly recommended. While you're there, be sure to stop by </font><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><font color="CC0066">Bimbo's Bar and Grill!</font></B></A><P><font color=black>*The LovelyAngel looks at the newcomers, and many of their eyes have glazed over into the standard, spinning spiral often seen on anime characters. She realizes she has talked far too long. It's best to wrap up the meeting.*</font><P><font color="9900CC">Thank you for coming, minna-san! Let me give you a thought to lift your spirits as you return to the forum. Remember: "It is better to be n00bile than be 3ld3rly!"</font><p>[This message has been edited by LovelyAngel (edited 12-26-2001).]
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Postby cyb on Thu Dec 27, 2001 5:35 am

Sorry! Me bad!<P>What was that extra loooong word? <IMG SRC=""><P>------------------
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Postby Dominic on Thu Dec 27, 2001 6:45 am

You know, Ange would make a perfect secretary. Whoops, make that 'personal assistant'. You know, kinda like those anime women in fighting games who wear power suits and cutely take messages on their cute little clipboards for the final boss, before walking off the screen with a, umm, professional florish...
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Postby Pyromancer on Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:54 am

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Postby Edible Corpse on Fri Jan 04, 2002 8:03 am

Anyone know of a way to save my Intiation Thread as a text Doucument? i'd rather not cut and paste everything... too danm tedious (and i'm not sure if Saving the pages as Text would work either)
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