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Carole
06-18-2008, 04:34 AM
I'd like to read about the really memorable times you've had on AW. I have more than I can count, but I'll start it off with this one from a couple of years ago, give or take:

I couldn't figure out for the life of me how to resize a photo for my avatar and Sara kindly offered to help. I gave her the pic and she worked her magic while I was logged out. What I saw when I logged back in was hilarious.

First, Sara posted the pic and said something to the effect of, "There you go, Carole." The next post was Robieaeaeaea's, if memory serves. He had stolen my pic and put it up as HIS avatar and said, "Why, thank you Sara!"

Well, that started a wave of Carole avatar thefts in the AW neighborhood. I could barely tell who was who and couldn't even find my own posts! This continued for a great while and much merriment was had by all.

Now tell me one of yours. :) Pretty please?

poetinahat
06-18-2008, 04:42 AM
I remember feeling very unsure of whether I belonged when I arrived here.

Then Kevin mentioned that She's In Parties was one of his favorite songs.

Since then, I've been learning lines in the rain (special effects by lunatic and drinks).

You don't know your true power, K.

Carole
06-18-2008, 04:47 AM
WooHoo! Two of my favorite guys right here! Give me a minute. I'm savoring the moment. :)

Carole
06-18-2008, 04:49 AM
lol. I think I may have been Carol with an E for a short while???
Yes!



I am fond of the hatred I have for Robeieiaeiaieiaeieiaieaieiaeiaie, actually. Does that count?
Everything counts. :)


hehe...



Kevin, who remembers the first time he said, "Carol with an e".

Carole, who still considers that one of the coolest, probably unintentional terms of endearment evah!

Carole
06-18-2008, 05:05 AM
Ok, I'll give another.

Mr. Vagabond was sent with his crew down to work Hurricane Katrina relief, trying to restore phone service. I got a call from him that ended abruptly with a rash of sirens and him saying, "OMG, sweetie, I have to let you go."

Naturally I freaked out and naturally I came here to spout off and look for anyone to talk to me to get me through the waiting - which turned out to be hours - until I heard from him again telling me what happened and that he was ok. I was overwhelmed by everyone who posted in that thread. It was amazing and that was probably when I knew for sure that I was one of you.

Carole
06-18-2008, 06:42 AM
Ok, surely there are other groovy memories here...

robeiae
06-18-2008, 06:44 AM
"Groovy"?

I just had a Greg Brady flashback...

Haggis
06-18-2008, 06:45 AM
I remember when I had a Chihuahua avatar. :(

kdnxdr
06-18-2008, 07:50 AM
I remember the big FRAP that happened with the previous host of the AW site and all the horror of not being to able to log in for days. It was awful! But then, all kinds of people started setting up base camps of AW refugees and started building connections to one another. It was so cool how as the various groups were found that we started relaying information to one another and hanging on to each one, guiding through a dark time in AW history.

There were many, many souls who sacrificially put themselves out to hang onto one another as the site was salvaged and put back together. It was so COOL.

Then, as the battle with the old host ensued, morale was kept up and civility was maintained by well wishes and comraderie.

I was new to AW and I thought the whole experience was incredible.

kid

kdnxdr
06-18-2008, 07:52 AM
The other cool memory for me was when Haskins baby was the mod of the Poetry Threads.


But, I also love having PTNHT as mod!

Sean D. Schaffer
06-18-2008, 08:05 AM
My favorite, and one of my earliest memories, of AW, was a member calling himself Galoot. The guy just had a wonderful, sarcastic, in-your-face sense of humor that I truly have missed since he left. I think he stopped posting here about three or four months after I started, which was in March of 2005.

Then there's the story of my having my old account deleted and coming back as some fellow named Ian D. Mecantie, something I now wish I hadn't done. But that's water under the bridge ... I hope. :o

benbradley
06-18-2008, 10:02 AM
Well, it seems like only last winter when there was voting on whether my avatar should be Abba or a Chia Pet...

Isn't there a whole subforum dedicated to AW history? Carole, if you haven't been here much recently, you probably missed it. Go see, I think you'll find it's a hoot. Actually, I think this thread really belongs over there.

A subforum might not even be enough for AW's wonderful and varied history... look at these sites:

http://www.lansingheritage.org/
http://www.liverpoolworldheritage.com/
http://www.whisky-heritage.co.uk/

Don't you think it's about time for an absolutewriteheritage.org site? ;)

Carole
06-18-2008, 03:10 PM
I'm here every day, but I don't do a lot of sub-forum surfing. Feeling sentimental yesterday, too. :)

Maryn
06-18-2008, 04:39 PM
I remember a whole slew of us using Fahim's avatar as our own one day.

I no longer have any idea why, but it was fun to be that smart, handsome, and married to Laurie for a day!

Maryn, who still has Fahim's pic in her avatar file

cray
06-18-2008, 09:45 PM
i've grown a lot since i started here.

maestrowork
06-18-2008, 09:46 PM
i've grown a lot since i started here.

2"? That's impressive.

Sarita
06-18-2008, 09:47 PM
Carole, I loved when we were all talking about our pink hair and posting pictures. Then Charlie got in on it and showed all of us his sweet tight pants from, like the 80's. Yeow! LOL. Great times. :)

Stew21
06-18-2008, 09:49 PM
Can I move this lovely list to archive discussion? :D

please???


I love reading this stuff.

Stew21
06-18-2008, 09:51 PM
i've grown a lot since i started here.


yes you have. In everything but your sense*. ;)


kidding, kidding!!!



*swiped from Pride and Prejudice, then paraphrased with apologies to Miss Austen.

benbradley
06-18-2008, 09:51 PM
2"? That's impressive.
I sure wish MY avatar would grow two inches...

Carole
06-19-2008, 02:41 AM
Can I move this lovely list to archive discussion? :D

please???


I love reading this stuff.

Of course! Silly me, I had no idea.

Carole
06-19-2008, 02:42 AM
Carole, I loved when we were all talking about our pink hair and posting pictures. Then Charlie got in on it and showed all of us his sweet tight pants from, like the 80's. Yeow! LOL. Great times. :)

OMG, I remember that! Jenna even showed up with pics of her with green hair, I think. Green or blue. At any rate, she was rockin it. And omg, the 80s pants. ~laughing~

mscelina
06-19-2008, 02:46 AM
I have too many fond memories to recount. but for a few of them...

Dressing up as Haskins for Halloween. With five or six of us doing it, terror hovered over the boards like a black, skeletal fog.

The horrible days of Hello Kittiedom, where Dawno sharpened her jackboots on our heads and we never knew what sparkly pink concoction with whiskers we'd turn out to be next.

The day after the Ohio State-Michigan game, when I tortured a chihuahua for hours and never got in trouble with PETA.

I could list more, but I'll save them for later on. :)

mscelina
06-19-2008, 02:59 AM
OH! And LOLCat warz...how could I forget those????

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i293/isabelle_spurrier/funny-pictures-infinite-lolcat.jpg

brianm
06-19-2008, 04:27 PM
The time OFG auctioned off Mac's avatar to the highest bidder. I so enjoyed watching Mac waltz about the forums in that adorable pink frock. She shall always be my pink goddess. (There really ought to be an avatar Hall of Fame thread so that we can preserve the memorable ones for eternity.)

The Royalty for a Week thread. One could always count on spewing your coffee at least once when reading that thread. I miss that thread. It brought out the ‘best’ in everyone and the smell of yak permeating the halls of AW was so homey and comforting.

Soccer Mom
06-19-2008, 08:06 PM
Ah, Yak Polo in the Royalty Thread. Good times.

Haggis
06-19-2008, 08:54 PM
Ah, Yak Polo in the Royalty Thread. Good times.

Drowning Huggis in the moat.

Good times.

Stew21
06-20-2008, 12:02 AM
All this talk about the yak reminds me that I have to finish the royalty history I started around here somewhere. For a while there during my study of the thread to make a coherent history, it got confusing, and really difficult to see from laughing and tears. It isn't the easiest thread to recap. If I go back in, I'm not sure I could get back out. ;)

III
06-20-2008, 12:15 AM
My first fond memory was sharing a schnitzengreuben reference with Trish. I've been stuck like flypaper ever since.

Stew21
06-20-2008, 12:16 AM
Just couldn't shake the movie quotes, eh? :)

Stew21
06-20-2008, 03:36 AM
You were my butterfly while I was queen, you goof. I appointed you. Of course you are the best king.

;)


Trish, waiting for the mob.

Carole
06-22-2008, 06:04 AM
*picturing the butterfly*

Manofcolours
07-24-2008, 10:35 AM
Well, it seems like only last winter when there was voting on whether my avatar should be Abba or a Chia Pet...

Isn't there a whole subforum dedicated to AW history? Carole, if you haven't been here much recently, you probably missed it. Go see, I think you'll find it's a hoot. Actually, I think this thread really belongs over there.

A subforum might not even be enough for AW's wonderful and varied history... look at these sites:

http://www.lansingheritage.org/
http://www.liverpoolworldheritage.com/
http://www.whisky-heritage.co.uk/

Don't you think it's about time for an absolutewriteheritage.org site? ;)

Do you also have a family search one, that is everybodys heritage

cheers GCF

triceretops
07-24-2008, 11:27 AM
Trying to rip off the spell check machine from the old place and wandering around the halls, listening to my echo.

Not to worry, Seun. Some of my favorite avatar names and characters are actually in print in my books to this day. Including

Snarzler
Galoot
Carybell

The influence of AW will live on in print forever.

Medievalist
07-24-2008, 04:59 PM
The time OFG auctioned off Mac's avatar to the highest bidder. I so enjoyed watching Mac waltz about the forums in that adorable pink frock. She shall always be my pink goddess. (There really ought to be an avatar Hall of Fame thread so that we can preserve the memorable ones for eternity.)

I know right where it is.

And MacCannister knows that ... :D

Unique
07-25-2008, 03:49 AM
One of my favorite threads: WWJD (http://tinyurl.com/5t6kxe)

:D

Hillary
07-25-2008, 07:34 PM
I saw a thread in the Office Party around when I first got here about a user wanting a new avatar. I contributed a few ideas for her, and even made her a really lovely pink avatar. I teased her a bit, and made small talk about cute attire and avatar choices.

All in all, I thought she was a really nice girl, and I told her as much.

This girl was Brokenfingers (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/member.php?u=1082).

Oops.

But really, anyone could have made that mistake, I'm sure of it! The profile picture wasn't QUITE as menacing as the one up now... The bio info about being a former Marine and current SOB, the title of "Rotten Bastard"? Very feminine if you ask me... And... Oh, Christ, I can't explain it any better now than back then - and believe me, I tried. I'm just clever like that.

(Along this line, my apologies to people like Talps and Alleycat. I'm sure you're all terribly masculine, and the fact that I thought you were 15 year old girls shouldn't be taken to heart.)


Also, many thanks to Danger Jane for introducing me to Goffik Gurl. (Have I got the spelling on that right?) You haven't READ until you've read her fanfic, man...


I adore AW... :)

talps
07-28-2008, 01:56 AM
Psst. Hillary.

*whispers*

I can read.:D

alleycat
07-28-2008, 02:03 AM
(Along this line, my apologies to people like Talps and Alleycat. I'm sure you're all terribly masculine, and the fact that I thought you were 15 year old girls shouldn't be taken to heart.)

It was probably our giggling that confused you.

boarhog
10-13-2008, 10:07 AM
Maybe I've been gone longer than I thought. But I also remember that controversy regarding some scam publishing outfits. We got locked out of here for awhile and sent in donations to restart!

And some of us had saved some important threads that were useful in restoring the site. That was quite an adventure.

Yeshanu
10-14-2008, 11:27 PM
The Royalty for a Week thread. One could always count on spewing your coffee at least once when reading that thread. I miss that thread. It brought out the ‘best’ in everyone and the smell of yak permeating the halls of AW was so homey and comforting.


So why don't you come back and join us (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27632&page=567) again? I can always use more subjects. :D

Two words: April Fool's.

Changing avatars, the mod wars, wondering, on March 31, what the heck is going to happen the next day...

I love this place!

Yeshanu
10-14-2008, 11:29 PM
All this talk about the yak reminds me that I have to finish the royalty history I started around here somewhere. For a while there during my study of the thread to make a coherent history, it got confusing, and really difficult to see from laughing and tears. It isn't the easiest thread to recap. If I go back in, I'm not sure I could get back out. ;)

Especially since now we have a dungeon, newly populated with monsters... :tongue

Shadow_Ferret
10-14-2008, 11:34 PM
I have no memories.

I'm blocking them.

Alphabeter
10-15-2008, 09:29 AM
I noticed someone brought the Royalty for a Week thread back.

I'm not pointin' nothin'. I'm just going to enjoy my honey ice cream...and read.

dclary
11-02-2008, 12:22 PM
I remember the time dclary went bat-poop crazy and got hisself banned.

'Twas a dark day, that was.

Well, for him, as I hear tell.

robeiae
11-02-2008, 09:35 PM
I remember the time dclary went bat-poop crazy and got hisself banned.

'Twas a dark day, that was.

Well, for him, as I hear tell.
Who are you and what have you done with Deek?

benbradley
11-03-2008, 04:04 AM
Who are you and what have you done with Deek?
And what's he doing talking about someone who's been banned?

MODS! MODS!


btw, wb.

dclary
11-03-2008, 04:45 AM
And what's he doing talking about someone who's been banned?

MODS! MODS!


btw, wb.

Great. My first post back, and I've already broken the rules.

:|

C.bronco
11-03-2008, 06:29 AM
DEEK!!!!!!
Welcome back!!!!!
:)

Perks
11-03-2008, 06:43 AM
I remember the time dclary went bat-poop crazy and got hisself banned.

'Twas a dark day, that was.

Well, for him, as I hear tell.Was that the day you posted the 'RIP Perks' thread? That certainly went well.

Oh wait... no... that was the other time you got banned.

MacAllister
11-03-2008, 06:55 AM
Geez, Deek. We haven't even finished putting together the mod betting pool yet - try to stay clean for at least a few more days, huh? :)

Welcome back.

rugcat
11-03-2008, 07:08 AM
Welcome back, Deek.

dclary
11-03-2008, 10:58 AM
Was that the day you posted the 'RIP Perks' thread? That certainly went well.

Oh wait... no... that was the other time you got banned.

Yes, well, er, I haven't always been the model citizen. But I'm looking to make a new impression this time.

At the very least, I'd like to reduce both the frequency and, er, intensity of any subsequent bannings. :)

I'm glad to be back, but let's not make TOO much of a big deal about it. I earned my time away. I'd like to focus on earning the grace that made it possible for me to return.

poetinahat
11-03-2008, 11:17 AM
Write a poem, man. There's a clary-shaped piece missing from that puzzle.

dclary
11-03-2008, 11:54 AM
Write a poem, man. There's a clary-shaped piece missing from that puzzle.

That's an enormous, amorphously blobular-shaped piece, my friend.

dpaterso
11-03-2008, 12:07 PM
Geez, Deek. We haven't even finished putting together the mod betting pool yet - try to stay clean for at least a few more days, huh? :)
400 quatloos on the newcomer!

-Derek

Foinah
11-03-2008, 12:07 PM
I enjoyed the Phentermine shenanigans. Ah, good times...

robeiae
11-03-2008, 06:27 PM
That's an enormous, amorphously blobular-shaped piece, my friend.
And now, a broadside on Bravo.

Good times...

JoNightshade
11-03-2008, 11:26 PM
dclary's BACK!!!! YAY!!!! :partyguy:


I'm glad to be back, but let's not make TOO much of a big deal about it. I earned my time away. I'd like to focus on earning the grace that made it possible for me to return.

Ooops.

::Jo tiptoes away::

sassandgroove
11-09-2008, 11:16 PM
I remember the time dclary went bat-poop crazy and got hisself banned.

'Twas a dark day, that was.

Well, for him, as I hear tell.
Twas dark for many. HUG!

scarletpeaches
11-10-2008, 03:51 AM
Whether or not Deek has redeemed himself by bringing me back with him remains to be seen...

Favourite memories of AW? Hmm, lessee...

Hitting it off with thethinker42 to the point where we now speak nearly every day, exchange photos of Shannon and Jared Leto, beta for each other and fight over who gets to relieve rpattz of his innocence.
It amuses me how I can really dislike someone on AW and for some reason we end up doing a flip-reverse and get on really well; I can think of one or two people in particular I can look at and go, "Huh? Why did I ever dislike you?"
I also like it when there's a rush on South Park (or any other particular style) of avatars. It's like a childish - but funny - bonding experience. Same with in-jokes and good-natured ribbing of other members.
Kevin the Christ claiming to be the Messiah when he's actually a spaz.
Didn't Ray take his shirt off in the HoL once? (More than once, I'll bet).
Getting forty-some rep points purely for being back...although it might be a veiled insult because none of them were for the quality of my posts...
Rob saying nice things about my peoms.I'll come back to this.

robeiae
11-11-2008, 05:33 AM
Getting forty-some rep points purely for being back...although it might be a veiled insult because none of them were for the quality of my posts...Just to come clean, I neg-repped half a dozen mods for letting you come back...

Haggis
11-11-2008, 07:25 AM
Just to come clean, I neg-repped half a dozen mods for letting you come back...

By our count it's thirteen.

dclary
11-11-2008, 11:45 AM
Whether or not Deek has redeemed himself by bringing me back with him remains to be seen...



I swear to god, she had a gun to my head. It's not my fault!

scarletpeaches
11-11-2008, 05:05 PM
Warm and loving as ever, I see. :rolleyes: