My friend sparkie

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Reaver, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Reaver

    Reaver Staff Moderator

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    THERE'S SOMETHING THAT EVERYONE READING THIS THREAD NEEDS TO KNOW:


    SPARKIE IS AWESOME!

    Now, having said that, why hasn't anyone who's visited his profile page or portfolio left any messages?

    Why hasn't anyone (with the exception of a few exceptional people) asked to be his friend here?

    I have a simple request...get to know my good friend Sparkie. That's all. Leave a message on his page. Be a friend.

    Come to think of it...why isn't every member of this wondrous community reaching out to one another?

    I'm not too proud to admit why I'm always trying to make friends here at Mythic Scribes: Because this is one of the last bastions on the internet of decency and open and honest communication without fear of being hurt or rejected.


    A place where we as members can share our ideas, our dreams & our hopes without being afraid. A place where we can get away from all the negativity and crap that's going on in day to day life...even if for just a little while. Sparkie is one of the many members of the Scriptorium who exemplify these traits.

    Some people may think that I'm lame for saying that, but it's okay. They're entitled to their opinion. I know that in my line of work and in my previous career, I've had enough bad experiences to last a dozen lifetimes.

    I'm sure that the vast majority of you all can say the same. That's why I love Mythic Scribes and that's why Sparkie is my friend. I hope that you'll choose to be his friend too.

    Heck, I hope that this thread will light a fire which will get everyone to be friends here!:D


    Thanks for listening to my rant and responding.


    Have a wonderful day!:)



     
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  2. Philip Overby

    Philip Overby Staff Article Team

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    I admit, I haven't used the adding friend feature very much on here. And I was unaware of anything having been posted in the gallery section as of yet. I'll go check it out today!

    I'll say for myself, I consider everyone on Mythic Scribes my friend unless they state otherwise. :)
     
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  3. Codey Amprim

    Codey Amprim Staff Article Team

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    Amen. Now get Battlefield 3 so we can become better friends by killing others. :D

    And I say, get to know Reaver! MS's friendliest banhammer-squad member! Err - I mean fun moderators!
     
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  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix Lore Master

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    Wow Reaver, deep. I posted a message on Sparkie's before looking here though. :) I'll try reaching out to more people though. I would like to start that by becoming you and Sparkie's friends.
     
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  5. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    Sparkie's cool. Who isn't friends with Sparkie? I'll punch 'em. All of 'em.

    Admittedly, though, there's not too much use right now in being Profile Friends or in leaving visitor messages. I don't think it's a good measure.
     
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  6. Reaver

    Reaver Staff Moderator

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    Well, thanks Codey. I appreciate that. Especially the banhammer part. Don't fret-I'll be purchasing BF3 soon enough...then you shall see cadavera vero innumera!
     
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  7. Xanados

    Xanados Scribal Lord

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    Sorry... what?
     
  8. Sheilawisz

    Sheilawisz Staff Moderator

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    Reaver is right, we should be getting to know each other better and be more friendly here at Mythic Scribes!! Anyway, like Phil said, I already consider everyone here my friends unless they state otherwise.
     
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  9. Sparkie

    Sparkie Dark Lord

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    Wow.

    You're alright, Reaver. I don't care what Sidekick says about you behind your back when he thinks you're not listening, I think you're great :p

    First off, I want to thank everyone for all the friend requests and messages. It's been kind of tough for me lately, so when I have an inbox full of greetings and kind words, I can't help but feel better.

    Seriously. It's heartwarming.

    I also want to give some props to all the people who make this a great site. A lot of members and staff work hard behind the scenes for everyone else's benefit. Just know it's appreciated.

    Because this thread is about me, I'll take the opportunity to announce that I intend to run a challenge during the month of April. I won't give away the details yet, but I think it'll be cool.

    I hope that I can show as much goodwill as I've been shown here on Mythic Scribes. I'll be doing my best to spread encouragement and positive thinking to everyone. Thanks so much, everyone! (especially you, Reaver)
     
  10. Aidan of the tavern

    Aidan of the tavern Dark Lord

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    A fine speech, very rousing:).

    You're right Reaver, we are one of the last beacons of respect and civility on the ever negative net, the net where people can cast off their faces and in anonimity be someone considarably less pleasant for while. We should be proud of our status. I guess like Mr Drill I had kind of assumed we were all friends here, not least Sparkie, who was one of the first to welcome me into this fine group.

    What comes around goes around, of course I'll send him an invite (tied with a purple ribbon). You're an example Reaver, I'll send you one too;).
     
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  11. Reaver

    Reaver Staff Moderator

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    If you're referring to my latin...Loosely translated it means: bodies beyond counting.

    Just a poor attempt at humor.


    If you're referring to my speech, well...you're entitled to your opinion. I respect it.
     
  12. Reaver

    Reaver Staff Moderator

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    You're welcome, Sparkie! I wouldn't say it if I didn't mean it. I'm just stating how I feel.
     
  13. Benjamin Clayborne

    Benjamin Clayborne Dark Lord

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    Man, it's hard making friends on the Internet. Plenty of acquaintances, but taking that next step is tricky. Partly because we tend to be so far apart geographically, and there's something ineffable about actually meeting someone face-to-face that text chat (and even voice chat) doesn't quite cover.

    For a few years in high school and college I ran a WWIV BBS from my bedroom. I ended up meeting a good number of people that way (including one girl who I later dated) since they all lived locally in Los Angeles. The Internet is better in a huge number of ways, but it's not quite the same.

    Man. Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
     
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  14. Codey Amprim

    Codey Amprim Staff Article Team

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    Mythic Scribes Con[ference], anyone?
     
  15. Sparkie

    Sparkie Dark Lord

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    And a nickel ain't worth a dime anymore. ;)
     
  16. Xanados

    Xanados Scribal Lord

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    No, not that at all. I'm just wondering why Sparkie is being mentioned a lot. Did he just get published?

    I've been on this site since August of last year and I have no idea what is going on...
    :s
     
  17. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick Staff Moderator

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    DAAAAAH!!

    What're you doing, Sparkie? All those horrible things I said were between you and me! Do you realize that Reaver's the only guy on the Internet that can beat me up?
     
  18. Black Dragon

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    Hey Benjamin,

    I too was a sysop, back in the day. I ran a fantasy-themed BBS for years, called The Realm of the Dragon's Eye. I was known as... you guessed it... Black Dragon. Those were some of the best days of my life.

    One of the best things about running a BBS was that you were (usually) geographically close enough to meet other people. We used to have regular parties and cookouts for all of the local users. I met many wonderful friends through the BBS, many of whom I am still close to today.

    In fact, Nathan Lauffer, who runs our Twitter and Facebook accounts, was one of my BBS buddies back in the day, and we're still collaborating all these years later.

    I have a confession to make. One of the prime reasons that I started Mythic Scribes was because of BBS nostalgia. I missed that era. I've tried to recapture some of that here, and so far I'm liking it even better. :)
     
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  19. Black Dragon

    Black Dragon Staff Administrator

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    Some day it will happen, my friend. Some day. Mark my words.
     
  20. Reaver

    Reaver Staff Moderator

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    It's okay, Sparkie. I was standing around the corner when Sidekick was saying all those hurtful things. There I was, my entire collection of D&D stuff jammed into my Groo backpack, leaning dejectedly against my parachute-pant clad legs.

    I was just about to invite the both of you to come hang out, eat pizza, watch The Evil Dead & The Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, and possibly get you to create some characters so that I could get to DM you through Ravenloft.

    I was even going to introduce you to the "pretty in a scary way" girl who dyed her hair black, wears nothing but black clothes, black lipstick and nail polish & is in the Drama Club & whom I've been dating for almost three weeks now.

    Well, so much for all that crap.:(
     
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