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Roger J Carlson
05-29-2008, 06:21 PM
It just occurred to me that we are in the midst of the second anniversary of The Great AW Blackout. Between May 23 and June 2, 2006, Absolute Write was off the air -- er, ether.

What do you remember about that time?

Roger J Carlson
05-29-2008, 06:22 PM
Various venues became second homes. AW Chat, Making Light, and of course, the AW Refugee Camp.

I've decided to open the Refugee Camp for a short time if anyone is interested in seeing how we spent the time. There were two camps:

Refugee Camp:
http://www.rogerjcarlson.com/Forum/writerforum/default.asp

Take it Outside and Office Party:
http://rogerjcarlson.com/Forum/TIOforum/default.asp

You don't need to register to view the topics.

Stew21
05-29-2008, 07:07 PM
I had forgotten, that forum is where I posted my first Poem about an AWer. Haskins.

There's some good poetry sitting over there in that thread.

We comforted ourselves in not being here with writing and writing and writing. :)

Ol' Fashioned Girl
05-29-2008, 07:09 PM
The AW Retreat! If any of us could tear ourselves away, we might could get some writing done over at the Refugee Camp...

Gravity
05-29-2008, 07:15 PM
Man, I remember that. Dark days of the empire...

Shadow_Ferret
05-29-2008, 08:28 PM
I've blocked those dark days from my memory.

Old Hack
05-29-2008, 10:10 PM
Good grief. Two years ago.

I remember frenzy: of posting, of cacheing, of trying to track everyone down... a huge amount of outrage (mostly mine), and an even huger sense of relief when AW reappeared.

What's happening with the court case which followed? I assume it's still on, having not noticed any references to a resolution, so will understand if nothing can be said, but still: I'd like to know.

kristie911
05-29-2008, 11:30 PM
Wow...I can't believe it's been 2 years already! It doesn't seem like it was that long ago.

cray
05-29-2008, 11:32 PM
Wow...I can't believe it's been 2 years already! It doesn't seem like it was that long ago.


that was like way back in the bc era

Haggis
05-29-2008, 11:34 PM
Pfft. It never bothered me at all.

*twitch*

rhymegirl
05-29-2008, 11:35 PM
It was a dark time. The worst of times. Panic set in. Members scrambled to find each other. We sought refuge on Roger's site. But it wasn't quite the same. Some of us were avatar-less. Some never found their way there.

But one day---the sun did come out again! Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow...

cray
05-29-2008, 11:37 PM
Pfft. It never bothered me at all.

*twitch*


It was a dark time. The worst of times. Panic set in. Members scrambled to find each other. We sought refuge on Roger's site. But it wasn't quite the same. Some of us were avatar-less. Some never found their way there.

But one day---the sun did come out again! Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow...

i never knew you two lurved me so much.

"bc" stands before 'before cray'
right?

rhymegirl
05-29-2008, 11:40 PM
Cray....brace yourself.

Haggis is................your father.

cray
05-29-2008, 11:41 PM
:e2thud:

ChaosTitan
05-29-2008, 11:46 PM
I remember the chatroom was a mad house. We had at least a dozen people in there, almost all the time. We spent a lot of time joking around, playing characters who would come in and save AW from the Evil Forces (Jack Bauer made several appearances).

Shadow_Ferret
05-30-2008, 12:12 AM
Stop talking about it. I said I blocked it. But you keep trying to drag it back!

:rant:

Gravity
05-30-2008, 01:28 AM
I rememeber when we had to eat the weaker ones. To this day I still can't stand the smell of roast pork...