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RunningMn9 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:55 pm
and was it Kelric?
It was Clanwolfer. Lost to the mists as NJ claims another one.

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It's funny which communities end up being big connections. When I arrive here it felt like one big closed social group. I still haven't met anyone face to face, I don't think I'm related to anyone else here, and I wasn't on GG. I've stayed anyway!

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Smoove_B wrote:
RunningMn9 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:55 pm
and was it Kelric?
It was Clanwolfer. Lost to the mists as NJ claims another one.
Ah yes, a young in. I’m trying to remember everyone I’ve met but it was a while ago in some cases. I know I met Eightball on travel down in MD, not sure who else was there.

Any walk down memory lane reminds me of Pete Rock. Holy shit. And of course Guido_TKP and the origin of the mighty Popehat.

I know I’ve met LordMortis and the Octavious clan a couple of times (not sure if malchior made it).

And the legendary Fretmute of course.
And in banks across the world
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And every other race, creed, colour, tint or hue
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The raccoon and the groundhog neatly
Make up bags of change
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I think I've only met JeffV and Lawbeef in person, but I feel like I know some of you better than I do some of my in-person friends given everything that's been shared over the last two decades.

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I feel like I'm getting to know some people until they change their handle or avatar, then it's a whole new learning curve. The interesting thing is that some new members remind me greatly of old ones, such as Kraken and Ironrod.
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RunningMn9 wrote:
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Any walk down memory lane reminds me of Pete Rock. Holy shit.
Oh wow, there’s a name I haven’t heard in ages. I had dinner with Pete and his wife in Phoenix ages ago. He was a good dude.

I’ve also met MHS and Pyperkub (still feel bad I couldn’t make dinner work the night he was in town), both are super rad.
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Skinypupy wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:37 pm
RunningMn9 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:22 pm
Any walk down memory lane reminds me of Pete Rock. Holy shit.
Oh wow, there’s a name I haven’t heard in ages. I had dinner with Pete and his wife in Phoenix ages ago. He was a good dude.

I’ve also met MHS and Pyperkub (still feel bad I couldn’t make dinner work the night he was in town), both are super rad.
I invited Pete into my home, it's a wonder he made it out alive. I almost sent Smoove_B hope to get a shovel, a tarp, and some lye.
And in banks across the world
Christians, Moslems, Hindus, Jews
And every other race, creed, colour, tint or hue
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The raccoon and the groundhog neatly
Make up bags of change
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Sudy wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:17 pm
I feel like I'm getting to know some people until they change their handle or avatar, then it's a whole new learning curve. The interesting thing is that some new members remind me greatly of old ones, such as Kraken and Ironrod.
:lol: You have never seen us together.

It took me 15 years to figure out that Blackhawk and Daehawk are two different people.

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RunningMn9 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:42 pm
Skinypupy wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:37 pm
RunningMn9 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:22 pm
Any walk down memory lane reminds me of Pete Rock. Holy shit.
Oh wow, there’s a name I haven’t heard in ages. I had dinner with Pete and his wife in Phoenix ages ago. He was a good dude.

I’ve also met MHS and Pyperkub (still feel bad I couldn’t make dinner work the night he was in town), both are super rad.
I invited Pete into my home, it's a wonder he made it out alive. I almost sent Smoove_B hope to get a shovel, a tarp, and some lye.
:lol:

We had a lovely dinner. I was in the middle of watching Buffy at the time and his wife was a Buffy ultra-fan. We spent most of the night discussing that.
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Kraken wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:00 am
Sudy wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:17 pm
I feel like I'm getting to know some people until they change their handle or avatar, then it's a whole new learning curve. The interesting thing is that some new members remind me greatly of old ones, such as Kraken and Ironrod.
:lol: You have never seen us together.

It took me 15 years to figure out that Blackhawk and Daehawk are two different people.
All this time and I'm having problems keeping Jaymann and Jaymon as separate people. :oops:

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Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:36 am
We had a lovely dinner. I was in the middle of watching Buffy at the time and his wife was a Buffy ultra-fan. We spent most of the night discussing that.
I don't think he was married at the time he came up. He was single, and drank a case of Coors Light. Lovely wasn't the word I would choose. :)
And in banks across the world
Christians, Moslems, Hindus, Jews
And every other race, creed, colour, tint or hue
Get down on their knees and pray
The raccoon and the groundhog neatly
Make up bags of change
But the monkey in the corner
Well he's slowly drifting out of range

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LordMortis wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:07 am
Kraken wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:00 am
Sudy wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:17 pm
I feel like I'm getting to know some people until they change their handle or avatar, then it's a whole new learning curve. The interesting thing is that some new members remind me greatly of old ones, such as Kraken and Ironrod.
:lol: You have never seen us together.

It took me 15 years to figure out that Blackhawk and Daehawk are two different people.
All this time and I'm having problems keeping Jaymann and Jaymon as separate people. :oops:
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We get the Nacho Elite Club newsletter if we include our social security number and mother's maiden name, right?
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Kraken wrote:
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It took me 15 years to figure out that Blackhawk and Daehawk are two different people.
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And a raised tentacle to those who are no longer with us.

Off the top of my head, Avenger, DD*, and BCR13974, plus likely some others that simply quietly disappeared.
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Just on the first page of EBG I see threads started by members who appear to be MIA:

shaggydoug
Storm Crow
SpaceLord
Odin
KeriKitKat
tgb
Moliere
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Jaymann
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gbasden wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:39 pm
I think I've only met JeffV and Lawbeef in person, but I feel like I know some of you better than I do some of my in-person friends given everything that's been shared over the last two decades.
You met me and my wife (CrazyLady) as well as Kasey Chang while I was on a work related trip back in 2014ish if I recall.
We ate at the Fogo De Chao in San Francisco.
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I wonder what Chris Grenard is up to these days?

And I remember playing a whole bunch of Ghost Recon on his unthrottled fiber optic university server with many a GGer back in the day. Good times!
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Brian wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:13 pm
gbasden wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:39 pm
I think I've only met JeffV and Lawbeef in person, but I feel like I know some of you better than I do some of my in-person friends given everything that's been shared over the last two decades.
You met me and my wife (CrazyLady) as well as Kasey Chang while I was on a work related trop back in 2014ish if I recall.
We ate at the Fogo De Chao in San Francisco.
You are most certainly correct and that was so much fun I can't believe I didn't think of that!

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Holman wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:33 am
hepcat wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:49 pm
The hepcat account was bought out about 3 years ago by PepsiCo. Now it’s primarily used to inform the general public about such great products as Dorito’s awesome new flavor Ranch Cool Whip Spicy Nachos, and Sierra Mist beverages. If you send this account a PM and include your email address, you’ll receive exciting news and great coupons in your inbox every week!
We get the Nacho Elite Club newsletter if we include our social security number and mother's maiden name, right?
Baumgartner is already in our databanks. As is your children's names, the names of all your pets, your waist sizes from 1977 through 2020, and how much delicious and refreshing Sierra Mist you and your family consume on a yearly basis.
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$iljanus wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:21 pm
I wonder what Chris Grenard is up to these days?

And I remember playing a whole bunch of Ghost Recon on his unthrottled fiber optic university server with many a GGer back in the day. Good times!
He was going to get married this summer (until the virus prevented having such gatherings)!

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Anyone know what happened to tgb? I realized the other day I hadn't seen anything from him .
Steer into the drift.

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Lorini wrote:
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Anyone know what happened to tgb? I realized the other day I hadn't seen anything from him .
I think he moved and went to another forum.
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Lorini wrote:
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Anyone know what happened to tgb? I realized the other day I hadn't seen anything from him .
Allegedly moved to Mexico. Not sure why he left here though. I hope he's doing well. BONUS: That thread contains thoughts and observations from GreenGoo. Similarly, I hope he's doing well.

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Jaymann wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:05 pm
Just on the first page of EBG I see threads started by members who appear to be MIA:

shaggydoug
Storm Crow
SpaceLord
Odin
KeriKitKat
tgb
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TiLT
Odin (one of the overlords I've met) posts daily on facebook. I have no idea why he stopped coming here.

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I've met Simon. I can't recall if he was just on GG or at OO as well. It all blends in now. He lived in the same area, then he moved to Northern Washington. I visited him a few times shortly after he moved, stayed over a few days.

While up there, we met up with some other people, but I can't recall. I think hitbyambulance was there. It was at a restaurant, but I have no idea what it was called. Too long ago.
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Kraken wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:32 pm
I have no idea why he stopped coming here.
suspicious :ninja:

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The Meal wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:54 pm
$iljanus wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:21 pm
I wonder what Chris Grenard is up to these days?

And I remember playing a whole bunch of Ghost Recon on his unthrottled fiber optic university server with many a GGer back in the day. Good times!
He was going to get married this summer (until the virus prevented having such gatherings)!
That’s great news!
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tgb never responded to my last attempt to ping him via SMS.

Spacelord is somewhat prolific on FB. Not sure why he dissed us; if ever it becomes practical to travel again and we find our way to Colorado I will have to ask him. Not sure what happened to Odin, he ditched me on FB the same time he quit posting here. I can only assume he was slain during a Renaissance Faire exhibition gone awry.

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naednek wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:39 pm
I've met Simon. I can't recall if he was just on GG or at OO as well. It all blends in now. He lived in the same area, then he moved to Northern Washington. I visited him a few times shortly after he moved, stayed over a few days.

While up there, we met up with some other people, but I can't recall. I think hitbyambulance was there. It was at a restaurant, but I have no idea what it was called. Too long ago.
ah yes, the 'Seattle meet-up' that occurred in Bellevue, lol. it was some Bland Faceless Overpriced Corporate Post-Work ""Good Times"" Brewery®™ that i'm sure no one could remember what the name was. i know who else was there, but i forgot all their handles and names :$ one of the Bovine Conspiracy people, for sure. this was back when one of them had the family computer repair shop that became an Asian back-massage-bed-machine reseller in Bellevue.

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Anybody remember Slambie? She really burned her bridges when she left. Anyone know why she was so PO'd?
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That name rings a bell but I don't remember anything.

One of our lost members I mourn is ibdoomed. I know he left or was banned for valid reasons, but he was extremely kind to Mrs. Nym and I in OO's WoW guild during the Cataclysm era.
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dbt1949 wrote:
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Anybody remember Slambie? She really burned her bridges when she left. Anyone know why she was so PO'd?
Yes. I traded a few games with her and with one, she even included her soul (true story). I don't remember anything about leaving in anger, sorry.

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Not sure what happened to Odin, he ditched me on FB the same time he quit posting here. I can only assume he was slain during a Renaissance Faire exhibition gone awry.
As I recall, he did a 'house cleaning' a while back on FB, and removed everyone he didn't directly interact with on a somewhat regular basis. It was just a criteria, not a personal judgment.
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I've been able to meet quite a number of you fine folk thanks to my twice yearly OctoCons. While they are not quite the gathering that they useta was, they're still a lot of fun. Hopefully on the other side of the pandemic we'll get another one fired up.

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$iljanus wrote:
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I wonder what Chris Grenard is up to these days?
Wasn't he also doing community management work for Dinogenics? Not to minimize his impending nuptials, of course. :)

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Blackhawk wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:27 am
Jeff V wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:05 pm
Not sure what happened to Odin, he ditched me on FB the same time he quit posting here. I can only assume he was slain during a Renaissance Faire exhibition gone awry.
As I recall, he did a 'house cleaning' a while back on FB, and removed everyone he didn't directly interact with on a somewhat regular basis. It was just a criteria, not a personal judgment.
He must have had some extreme definition of interaction -- I thought we interacted as much as I do with anyone there.

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