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Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:52 pm
by narrativedilettante
Um, bye, Fox.

You are of course always welcome, should you choose to de-lurk again. But if you'd rather just... watch us, that's okay too.

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:22 pm
by Genndy Oda C.O.G.
Oftentimes entering the stories one reads is deemed an impossibility. To turn such an opportunity down is perhaps even greater. In any case, farewell, ALoneFox, and congratulations on overcoming the odds.

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:52 pm
by Scarab
ALoneFox wrote:I suppose since this is the introduction, it can also be an outtroduction. I'll just say that I'm sorry and I'm leaving to return to lurking. It''s been nice to meet you all, but this is just a story to me, and the reader should not interact with the characters. I'm sorry for trying to be one of you, when I'm not. I'm not a metaguard. I wasn't here when everyone became a girl and I wasn't here when Adell risked his life against Cthulu. I wasn't here when you fought and I wasn't here when you celebrated. It seems my name was entirely apt. I am truly alone. I was never here. I'm sorry for being an attention whore. I'm sorry for wasting your time. And I'm sorry for writing this now, aware as I am of the consequences. Maybe I'll come back when I can be useful. When I can earn my place. I probably won't. But you're all still awesome. Keep smiling. Keep the insanity in the coffee room. Keep the fun on the chats. Keep going like I was never here. I know it won't be hard. Just forget about me, 'K? I'd delete my account but I don't know if that is possible, and if it is, how to do it. So instead I'll just write this and make it too long and create guilt and sympathy and conflict, since that is probably all I'm good at, and go back to lurking. I'll always be around. To those of you I met: you were great. You were all really nice and welcoming and amazing. Keep it up. To those I didn't: I wish I did. To all the GMs: good job guys. Keep up the good work. And remember that I'm not leaving because of you. Because of any of you.

Love you all.


Earn your place? Dude, earn it in what? I mean, we're a bunch of guys chatting in a forum, we're nothing special, you don't have anything to earn :D. I guess we are metaguards, as a group, but sometimes, relying too much on group names overshadows people as individuals.

You sound a bit like me in a way. Took me long time to figure out I wasn't actually alone in any of this. I'm still lonely and sad sometimes, but the people here helped me a lot. We're the kind of people who enjoy telling stories, reading stories, talking about them, drawing, writing, solving puzzles, researching, rambling on about how cool one or another web show is, tweeting in jokes at GMs... We care for our friends, and sometimes (in my case frequently - sorry again, guys) we make dumb mistakes and have arguments. We shared an adventure together, we enjoyed it, and in your own way you shared that journey too, you were a part of it. That's all we need. But when you get down to it we're ordinary people, more than players, and we're happy for you to come be our friend. Just because you didn't share the experience the same way we did shouldn't exclude you at all. If you are the kind of person who enjoys those things, then we would enjoy having you \around. If you don't think you can do that, then that's cool too: it was nice to meet you :)

We are not in any way who we are because we're Metaguards. We're Metaguards because of who we are.

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:48 am
by H22
narrativedilettante wrote:canine



Vulpine.

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:42 am
by narrativedilettante
H22 wrote:
narrativedilettante wrote:canine



Vulpine.


You're right.

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:46 pm
by H22
narrativedilettante wrote:
H22 wrote:
narrativedilettante wrote:canine



Vulpine.


You're right.


That was unutterably pedantic. Sorry.

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:18 pm
by nonexistentghost
Hi, I'm NonexistentGhost. I just joined and um, probably won't be on much ever.

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:28 pm
by JackAlsworth
Hi there! We're glad to have you. :)

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:51 pm
by narrativedilettante
Welcome, nonexistentghost! Welcome.

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:17 pm
by Krika
nonexistentghost wrote:Hi, I'm NonexistentGhost. I just joined and um, probably won't be on much ever.


Welcome to the boards! You are free to participate to whatever extent you wish!

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:35 am
by Victin
Hello! Nice to meet you. I hope you like it in here :)

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:52 pm
by H22
Your username suggests you'll fit right in.

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:36 pm
by Anura
What is it with me and six-month breaks from this place?

We should probably have a "Leaving/Returning" thread.

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:12 pm
by SpiritfChaos
Anura wrote:What is it with me and six-month breaks from this place?

We should probably have a "Leaving/Returning" thread.

We have the "Leaving for some time" thread.

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:03 pm
by Sicon112
Way ahead of you, Anura. :D Welcome back.

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:24 am
by !#!@)!*)@$
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??#!!$ !(!%!#%!%!$% *%!@!^??

!(#!!*%$

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:59 am
by JRPictures
!#!@)!*)@$ wrote:??!!# ( *%!^%??
??!!# ( !@!%!(@)??
??#!!$ !(!%!#%!%!$% *%!@!^??

!(#!!*%$

Are you speaking in swears or is this some new language taking over the internet?

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:13 am
by The Wild West Pyro
JRPictures wrote:
!#!@)!*)@$ wrote:??!!# ( *%!^%??
??!!# ( !@!%!(@)??
??#!!$ !(!%!#%!%!$% *%!@!^??

!(#!!*%$

Are you speaking in swears or is this some new language taking over the internet?


I wonder if it can be deciphered...

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:42 am
by narrativedilettante
Oh dear... I am not enough of a cryptographer to want to tackle this challenge.

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:26 pm
by !#!@)!*)@$
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! !@(&*@) (!$ @)*% $!!*!!!$%!(!(

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Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:31 pm
by Victin
Okay, now that I think the Coffee Room might be in trouble, I suggest a number based solution to this cipher. I know ^ is 6 in your non-Brazilian keyboards, but I assume * is 8, ! is 1, ( is 9, etc.

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:13 am
by eli_gone_crazy
Kays is a badass and deciphered it:

13 12 01 8 0 21
A C A B A H B A



??!!# ( *%!^%??
//1 13 9 8 5 16 5//
AM I HEPE

??!!# ( !@!%!(@)??
113 9 12151920
AM I LOST

??#!!$ !(!%!#%!%!$% *%!@!^??
3114 191513515145 851216
CAN SOMEONE HELP

!(#!!*%$
19311854
SCARED

( !!# !^!*!($
9 1 13 1 6 1 8 1 9 4

I AM AFRAID


??!!*% @%!%@! !^!*!($??
//1 18 5 25 15 21 16 18 19 4//
//A R E Y O U AFRAID//

! !@(&*@) (!$ @)*% $!!*!!!$%!(!(
1 12 9 7 8 20 9 14 20 8 5 4 11 8 11 14 5 19 19

A L I G H T I N T H E D A R K N E S S

*%!@!^ !#%
8 5 12 16 13 5
HELP ME

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16 12 5 11 9 5
PLEASE

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:42 am
by narrativedilettante
...Okay, now what are we supposed to do?

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:55 am
by JRPictures
I'm not sure if this is a prank or are we being teased for something coming soon.... :?

Re: Introduction.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:17 am
by narrativedilettante
Also, has someone translated the username?

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