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William Haskins
11-14-2006, 11:14 PM
i thought they would've changed the locks.

SC Harrison
11-14-2006, 11:16 PM
Dude!

Missed ya. :)

Stew21
11-14-2006, 11:20 PM
hello, Mr. Haskins!

(love the new authorscoop site! and paid a visit to poisonpen the other day too.)

TrainofThought
11-14-2006, 11:20 PM
I never got to know you, but have heard great things about you. Many, many miss you here.

Tracy
11-14-2006, 11:21 PM
They all missed you! There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. I'm only a relative newbie so I didn't/don't have the history. But I'm glad for their sake that you're back. and I'm sure that once I read your pithy posts and salient sentences, I'll be glad too.

ETA: I just realised it's only 7 minutes ago that Haskins came back - my God, I'm witnessing a historic moment!

Melina
11-14-2006, 11:24 PM
Hey, William! Good to see you. Pull up a chair and stay a while, won't you?

MacAllister
11-14-2006, 11:24 PM
Welcome back, Will. Nice to see you. We saved your place at the table.

aadams73
11-14-2006, 11:24 PM
YAY! Welcome back, William!!!

wyntermoon
11-14-2006, 11:25 PM
They all missed you! There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. I'm only a relative newbie so I didn't/don't have the history. But I'm glad for their sake that you're back. and I'm sure that once I read your pithy posts and salient sentences, I'll be glad too.

ETA: I just realised it's only 7 minutes ago that Haskins came back - my God, I'm witnessing a historic moment!

I feel the same... as if there were a disturbance in the AW force and now the void is filled. Or maybe it's that burrito I had for lunch.

Celia Cyanide
11-14-2006, 11:31 PM
Weird. Just when I came back. Good to see you. I mean that.

dclary
11-14-2006, 11:34 PM
I knew it! They never left... Celia and Haskins were just behind the backstop making out!



(Haskins, I sent you an email to an old addy I have for you... did you ever get it? If not, can you send me an updated one via the randomsynapses.com email?

Thanks mucho)

rhymegirl
11-14-2006, 11:39 PM
Here's what I have for you, William.

:kiss:

OMG, that was a smilie! I'm doomed.

Stew21
11-14-2006, 11:56 PM
I keep looking at this post like it can't be real. I'm almost giddy that you're back! I hope while you're here you grace us with a poem. (please?)

Angelinity
11-14-2006, 11:57 PM
man, i sure hope you stick around - there's been much wailing and thrashing about over yer leavin 'round here!

Haggis
11-15-2006, 12:00 AM
Greetings, stranger.

SpookyWriter
11-15-2006, 12:03 AM
Who forgot to lock the door? Welcome back William.

dclary
11-15-2006, 12:05 AM
This must be why I've been writing so much poetry. My muse sensed his presense.

Celia Cyanide
11-15-2006, 12:11 AM
I knew it! They never left... Celia and Haskins were just behind the backstop making out!

Oh, no, don't start that. Lantern Jack and Haskins are getting along just fine! You don't want to mess that up!

MajorDrums
11-15-2006, 12:11 AM
hi, William. Look forward to reading more posts from you.

SpookyWriter
11-15-2006, 12:29 AM
This must be why I've been writing so much poetry. My muse sensed his presense.Either that or you've discovered your feminine side. :D

Freckles
11-15-2006, 12:30 AM
So you're the famous Haskins! Good to virtually meet you! :)

awatkins
11-15-2006, 12:30 AM
Well, howdy, William! Nice to see you again, sir.

billythrilly7th
11-15-2006, 12:55 AM
hi, William. Look forward to reading more posts from you.

Don't get your hopes up high. He doesn't have much.
:D

Welcome back, Haskins.

(Jenna, another successful recovery effort by Thrilly Salvaging. I await my next assignment )

Sarita
11-15-2006, 01:03 AM
I'm always happy to see your skeleton face, my friend.

NeuroFizz
11-15-2006, 01:12 AM
Good to "see" you again, william. Hang around for a while? The ruts in the road are a little deeper, but still head off in the same directions.

SpookyWriter
11-15-2006, 01:13 AM
Don't get your hopes up high. He doesn't have much.
:D

Welcome back, Haskins.

(Jenna, another successful recovery effort by Thrilly Salvaging. I await my next assignment )Bring back Jerry Garcia and you got a bonus coming your way.

Shadow_Ferret
11-15-2006, 01:21 AM
It sure is good I'm such a procrastinator. I was supposed to change the locks, but I just never got a round to it.

*shrugs*

Oh, well. Celia's back anyway. ;)

writerterri
11-15-2006, 01:26 AM
Hey! Welcome home.

Terri

Jaycinth
11-15-2006, 01:27 AM
Ah William! They tried to change the locks but a blow torch took care of that..(Heh heh heh)

But, while Unique was welding the locks open for you, the rest of us have been force-fed sweetened Care-Bears. There's not a hateful bone left in our collective bodies. We've been............................
nice.
Which is just as well because both of the 'alternative' houses were sealed in granite and there's hundreds of drippy sweet little happy fairies garding it. They throw kisses when ever we come near.

It's disgusting.

writerterri
11-15-2006, 01:37 AM
It was a drive-by Willing.


You dork!

arrowqueen
11-15-2006, 01:38 AM
Hi, stranger. Nice to see you back again.

Cathy C
11-15-2006, 01:43 AM
For you? Never. The door will always be open!

writerterri
11-15-2006, 01:46 AM
I love you too, Sweetie. Kisham!



http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/11/11_2_102.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZSYYYYYYYYUS)

WerenCole
11-15-2006, 01:46 AM
Hello, Mr. Haskins.

Rolling Thunder
11-15-2006, 01:47 AM
AW has a prophet of doom? Does this mean it's open season on gophers now?;)

Godfather
11-15-2006, 02:00 AM
hahahahahahaha



you just couldn't keep away from us.

hahahahahahahahahaha

ah! william. don't scare us like that again.

William Haskins
11-15-2006, 02:03 AM
thanks for the welcome back, the cryptic allusions and the maniacal laughter.

Unique
11-15-2006, 02:05 AM
will you pat my muse before you leave?

she missed you.

SpookyWriter
11-15-2006, 02:06 AM
thanks for the welcome back, the cryptic allusions and the maniacal laughter.I just woke up from a nap. Did you leave?

rhymegirl
11-15-2006, 02:06 AM
thanks for the welcome back, the cryptic allusions and the maniacal laughter.

You're welcome. We're good for all of those things.

Godfather
11-15-2006, 02:08 AM
and the maniacal laughter.

it's always there for you, buddy.

i aquired it when you were gone, in an incident with spooky.

Godfather
11-15-2006, 02:10 AM
now that i'm here, how dare you come here before to the poetry place.

i oughta smack you.

poetinahat
11-15-2006, 02:15 AM
You know how it is, GF. Never go by the old house first; you'll never like what the new folks have done with the place. Plus, it's a courtesy -- let 'em know you're on the way so they can spruce up the joint.

Welcome back, William -- sure is good to see you.

Forbidden Snowflake
11-15-2006, 02:28 AM
He's back :hooray: Awesome!

dahmnait
11-15-2006, 03:00 AM
It's good to see you, Haskins. The place wasn't the same without you. Allthough, you are still looking over my shoulder when I write dammit. Must...not...insert...smilie....

JoeEkaitis
11-15-2006, 03:01 AM
Well, that explains the cigarette burns on the kitchen table.

Bartholomew
11-15-2006, 03:02 AM
i thought they would've changed the locks.
Its... Its Him!

...!

Can I touch you?

With my tongue?

Mom'sWrite
11-15-2006, 03:09 AM
The William Haskins?
All the noobs around here have been told of your legend, in a whisper, on a dark and stormy night, standing around a freshly dug grave. It was cool.

Can I have your autograph or a metatarsel or something?

Rolling Thunder
11-15-2006, 03:15 AM
Its... Its Him!

...!

Can I touch you?

With my tongue?

Dammit, Bart! You're gonna scare him away!;)

BottomlessCup
11-15-2006, 03:27 AM
I woke up with a big spider bite on my leg.

Then I got into a bizarre, minor car accident on the way to work.

And Haskins came back on the same day.


This means something.



Welcome back, sir.

BottomlessCup
11-15-2006, 03:48 AM
Yeah. It means don't sleep with spiders

But she said my writing was "evocative and warm." I mean, what am I - a prude?

SpookyWriter
11-15-2006, 04:03 AM
But she said my writing was "evocative and warm." I mean, what am I - a prude?I believe KTC is a man?

Rolling Thunder
11-15-2006, 04:05 AM
I believe KTC is a man?

No more cocktails for you, buddy.:D
Go get some coffee.

Bravo
11-15-2006, 04:19 AM
hello haskins.

hope all is well.

rtilryarms
11-15-2006, 04:36 AM
It's about time Bub!
3 pages of replies in just a couple of hours. I'm impressed. No one even noticed when I went away.

You got some catching up to do.

robeiae
11-15-2006, 04:37 AM
Hi Mike!

Welcome back.

Who's the guy who started this thread, anyway?

Stew21
11-15-2006, 04:39 AM
we interrupt this haskins welcome home for a brief: "Mike where the hell have you been! We've missed you!"


and a quick...
hi bravo! ;)

SpookyWriter
11-15-2006, 04:40 AM
No more cocktails for you, buddy.:D
Go get some coffee.I had my one cup today. But Kevin looks just like a man, I think? :roll:

poetinahat
11-15-2006, 04:40 AM
i thought they would've changed the locks.
We did. That's what's scary.

That's the last time we use A A A A Aaaaaaaaaardvark Locksmiths.

SpookyWriter
11-15-2006, 04:42 AM
We did. That's what's scary.

That's the last time we use A A A A Aaaaaaaaaardvark Locksmiths.You need to check the owner first. DClary, proprietor. :D

Stew21
11-15-2006, 04:43 AM
don't mind Rob...he's speechless. he's been so lonely without you.

SpookyWriter
11-15-2006, 04:44 AM
don't mind Rob...he's speechless. he's been so lonely without you.Nah, Rob has Billy to keep him warm and comfy at night. ;)

Ol' Fashioned Girl
11-15-2006, 04:45 AM
i thought they would've changed the locks.

Well... well... well! I'll be damned!

Oh. Wait. I already am.

Welcome home!

robeiae
11-15-2006, 04:48 AM
Nah, Rob has Billy to keep him warm and comfy at night.That's not even mildy amusing.

Friggin mime...

SpookyWriter
11-15-2006, 04:49 AM
Billy and I are soul mates.

BTW: I love mime pie...:roll:

Stew21
11-15-2006, 05:00 AM
i figured out why tsuki swallowed spooky...

Ol' Fashioned Girl
11-15-2006, 05:01 AM
Oh, Trish! That almost makes me gag!

Stew21
11-15-2006, 05:03 AM
Oh, Trish! That almost makes me gag!

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46416

Carole
11-15-2006, 05:19 AM
Holy cow. Haskins is back. You are back, aren't you? You aren't just toying with us, right? You know, that would really be mean-spirited. :D

AmyDoodle
11-15-2006, 05:30 AM
Glad you're back. I was a secret admirer when you set off tramping across the Internet. I'm not an accomplished stalker, but I found your sites once people posted big signs with flashy letters that said "FOLLOW THIS LINK TO HASKINS." Good stuff.

William Haskins
11-15-2006, 06:28 AM
i see the AW prohibition against insanity never took hold...

Unique
11-15-2006, 06:29 AM
if it had, we wouldn't have any members.
well, except for the literary forum.
maybe.

Susie
11-15-2006, 06:30 AM
William's baaaaaaaaack! So glad. Now stay put, will ya.

Haggis
11-15-2006, 06:58 AM
He has to stay. Susie asked him nicely.

eta: even haskins wouldn't risk susie's wrath.

JennaGlatzer
11-15-2006, 09:01 AM
My world is complete again!

Thanks for coming back, William. Hasn't been the same here without you.

Thrilly: Well done! Two in one day! Next assignment: Can you bring back Buffy the Vampire Slayer? I really miss that show.

ChaosTitan
11-15-2006, 09:03 AM
Holy crow!

Welcome back, Haskins. I've missed the avatar. No one wears that hat quite like you.

A. Hamilton
11-15-2006, 09:16 AM
Well hey there William, good to see you.

louisgodwin
11-15-2006, 09:22 AM
Glad to have you back, William! Three months was just too damn long.

dclary
11-15-2006, 10:11 AM
I woke up with a big spider bite on my leg.


What was your leg doing in Tsuki's mouth?

Kudra
11-15-2006, 11:28 AM
Sir, I don't believe we've met. Welcome back.

jst5150
11-15-2006, 02:44 PM
William, welcome back. And thank you for things you've done on your Web site that I cannot see from my current deployed location.

Of course, thanks for everything else, too. We can thankfully now put closure on "The Haskins Effect."

Allynegirl
11-15-2006, 05:24 PM
Welcome back, Mr. Haskins. :snoopy: I look forward to being astounded, amazed and depressed by your writing. You have been missed! :Hug2:

(Looks to see if there are any more smilies that might irritate him.)

Godfather
11-15-2006, 06:51 PM
the legend of haskins has been fully realised. but i think it's funny.

haskins is a professional pessimist. and he loves to insult people. yet here he is - loved by all - the legendary haskins.

William Haskins
11-15-2006, 07:04 PM
it's not funny.

Bmwhtly
11-15-2006, 07:06 PM
it's not funny.True enough. But there Is a legend.

William Haskins
11-15-2006, 07:08 PM
there's a legend surrounding bigfoot, too... of a majestic missing link with animal magnetism and unquantifiable human nuances...

it's highly likely, though, if you got close enough, it'd turn out to just be some pathetic crossbreed with matted fur, who smells of piss and mud.

Bmwhtly
11-15-2006, 07:10 PM
there's a legend surrounding bigfoot, too... of a majestic missing link with animal magnetism and unquantifiable human nuances...

it's highly likely, though, if you got close enough, it'd turn out to just be some pathetic crossbreed with matted fur, who smells of piss and mud.*Lights a campfire, pulls out a guitar and starts to strum*
Gather round children, to hear the legend of Haskins.

SpookyWriter
11-15-2006, 07:11 PM
it's highly likely, though, if you got close enough, it'd turn out to just be some pathetic crossbreed with matted fur, who smells of piss and mud.Sounds like my last girlfriend. :D

Bmwhtly
11-15-2006, 07:19 PM
Just so you know, I was gonna do a "Legend of Haskins" song. But I'm not a songwriter by any means. The best I could do was a butchering of "Hero of Canton" but I couldn't get it to work.
Someone more lyrically-minded can pick up the torch if they want to.

triceretops
11-15-2006, 07:38 PM
Ah, bravo. I promise to pay attention now.

Tri

robeiae
11-15-2006, 07:43 PM
You guys are gonna make him leave, again. Cool it.

Birol
11-15-2006, 07:47 PM
Welcome home, William. You know where to hang your coat.

Godfather
11-15-2006, 07:48 PM
it's not funny.

had to see that coming.

i love you man

Bmwhtly
11-15-2006, 07:57 PM
You guys are gonna make him leave, again. Cool it.After four pages of Welcome backs?
Churchill didn't have that kind of support!

Haskins knows we love him ( In a strictly non-sexual way)

SpookyWriter
11-15-2006, 07:59 PM
Welcome home, William. You know where to hang your coat.Only rich people can afford coats. :rant: I have a cheap parka and the sniffles.

William Haskins
11-15-2006, 07:59 PM
( In a strictly non-sexual way)

that's what makes it so bittersweet.

Bmwhtly
11-15-2006, 08:02 PM
Well, I was speaking personally. If we point Terri at you, I'm sure you'll get a different reaction.

robeiae
11-15-2006, 08:25 PM
Well, I was speaking personally. If we point Terri at you, I'm sure you'll get a different reaction.That's just plain mean.

















:D

Jean Marie
11-15-2006, 08:33 PM
it's highly likely, though, if you got close enough, it'd turn out to just be some pathetic crossbreed with matted fur, who smells of piss and mud.
couple squirts of Nature's Miracle will take care of that--welcome back! no one noticed me missing--guess you have to be gone longer, or be weirder.

GPatten
11-15-2006, 10:04 PM
It's good to see you back again, Haskins. I still havenít figured out why you left.

*Psst* http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/pattengr/OldSeaCaptain.jpg

Donít tell anyone if it was a woman who dragged you off to her wilderness.

William Haskins
11-15-2006, 10:34 PM
I still havenít figured out why you left.

it's a long, and not particularly interesting, story.

rhymegirl
11-15-2006, 10:45 PM
I still havenít figured out why you left.

Pssst! Don't go there.

oswann
11-15-2006, 10:55 PM
it's a long, and not particularly interesting, story.


Sounds like my WIP. You see, I knew we had things in common.



Os.

PS Welcome back.

GPatten
11-15-2006, 11:12 PM
Sounds like my WIP. You see, I knew we had things in common.


*Psst* Sigh! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/pattengr/OldSeaCaptain.jpg

Jean Marie
11-15-2006, 11:12 PM
Sounds like my WHIP. You see, I knew we had things in common.
Os.
between the 2 of you...pain can be a motivator...carry on.

Thomma Lyn
11-16-2006, 05:54 AM
A hearty welcome back!

kristie911
11-16-2006, 07:46 AM
Sorry I'm late to the party...some of us have to work.

Welcome back, William! I hope you stick around for awhile...too many people miss you when you're gone (me included!).

TsukiRyoko
11-16-2006, 07:57 AM
I thought you were dead! We had the rememberance party all set up. I don't want to throw away the food and stuff.... We'll simply get a new banner and have a Welcome Back party. :D

jdkiggins
11-18-2006, 06:44 AM
:Hug2: :Hug2::Hug2::Hug2:
Glad you're back, William. Sorry I wasn't online when you made your entrance. ;)

paprikapink
11-21-2006, 10:10 PM
Oh, I see, it's not just an elvis-like sighting. William's been back for a week and I just flat-out missed it. More evidence that I am not a lert. Hey, welcome back!

[for those others who been come and gone and not got 3 pages of welcome back posts: an "I'm Going Now" thread and a "Now I'm Back" thread, I'll wager, increases the count. also being a wicked funny well-read smart guy with a stellar vocabulary can help, but it's not essential. ymmv.]