Official "Hello/Goodbye" Thread!

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Postby silvermoonlight » Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:01 am

View Original PostTehDonutKing wrote:I've come to realize that most people here are more likely to remember this loathsome façade instead of the person i am now, and the person i'm working toward becoming. I'll be showing up here fairly often again, and hopefully i'll be better this time. I'm making some changes in my life meanwhile; i'll soon be getting a job in IT, starting HRT, and hopefully make more progress on telling the stories i want to share with the world.


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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:26 am

Wow, Donut's back. There's a name I haven't heard in a goodly while! Things are different and things are quiet. You're joining in the calm before the potential storm.

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Postby TehDonutKing » Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:45 pm

Thank you, everyone. I was kind of nervous about returning, so this warm welcome is encouraging.

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:Glad to hear you feel you're moving forward!

IT's a big world - what aspect of it are you going for?

Not 100% sure yet. I'm going through an online program for entry level certifications, and plan to look for jobs around my mom's house (as i still live there lol) and see where things go from there. My dad and several friends of mine have offered to let me stay with them if i find a job closer to them than where i am now. Ideally, i'd like to be the designated IT guy at a business instead of working for a firm, but a firm would be easier to start with, i think.

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Postby Mt Olympus » Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:03 pm

I cannot believe I joined here nearly a decade ago, Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:52 pm. Blows my mind thinking of what life was like when I was 26 yrs old. Had the whole world in my hands, and I was into some weird stuff. I was only active for a short time here, however I managed to make friends and still have some on steam, but haven't heard from them in a looooooong time. I'm an eternal lurker I suppose.

With evangelion wrapping up, I want to say that it played a significant part in my life, clearly it is a great anime, but it led me down paths of inquiry I would have never gone otherwise. Admittedly, I am ready for it to finish up.

Thank you for the creators of the site, all the mods, and everyone else, new and old, here and gone. After I watch the final film you can bet I'll be lurking.

Goodbye for now!

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Postby child of Lilith » Sun Aug 08, 2021 3:54 am

Later, Mt Olympus.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Sun Aug 08, 2021 3:52 pm

You may all have noticed the lack of grumpy-old-git-posting in recent times; it is now three months since my wife suddenly and unexpectedly passed away, something that I'm still dealing with, both administratively and emotionally. On-line activity is something that I cut down on hard to have time to breathe. Today is especially poignant -- this photo from our wedding reception, the only one I seem to have scanned from back then, was taken 40 years ago today:

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We had just begun to consider how to celebrate our ruby wedding, and then, so close to the line, we were parted.

What has stirred me from my retreat was seeing on my timeline the announcement that the Commentary project -- a major reason for hanging around for so long -- was being given its own fitting send-off in the coming days, so I shall make this return in order to participate in that. Afterwards? Who knows?
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Postby JoelcrNeto » Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:03 pm

I'm sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences.
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Postby pwhodges » Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:53 pm

Welcome back. I'm glad to see you able to face this part of the world again. But I know also that often people in your position take stock and make major changes; so it would not be a shock if you decided to move away from here permanently.
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Postby hui43210 » Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:51 pm

That's awful news. My utter condolences to you Mr. Tines
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Postby child of Lilith » Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:49 am

My condolences, Mr. Tines.
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Postby UrsusArctos » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:06 am

Even after knowing the reason for your absence, your photograph brought me to the brink of tears. Once again, my deepest condolences.
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Postby silvermoonlight » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:16 am

My deepest condolences, Mr Times.
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Postby BernardoCairo » Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:01 am

I'm sorry to hear that, Mr. Tines. I wish you well. My condolences.
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Postby Blockio » Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:22 pm

My deepest condolences.
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Postby Literary Eagle » Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:56 pm

I'm so sorry to hear that, Mr. Tines. My sincere condolences.
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Postby EvaChero » Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:55 am

I had been missing your posts, so very sorry for your loss Mr. Tines.
who doesn't want to kick back with Misato and have a few beers?

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:52 pm

I am so sorry for your loss, Tines.

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Postby Sicarius VI » Sun Aug 15, 2021 12:51 pm

I'm sorry for your loss Tines.
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I'm back, kind of... likely not to be permeant. I don't know if anyone still really remembers me or not but its nice to see some user I still somewhat remember from when I was active on here.
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Postby JoelcrNeto » Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:05 pm

Welcome back, Sicarius VI! I remember you from some old threads I read.
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Postby Sicarius VI » Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:25 pm

Thanks! Speaking of threads, and just like before there is so much in the unread for me, I don't think I'll get close to covering a fraction of it.
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