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Hairy Mary
 Friday, May 25 2012 @ 09:29 PM UTC  
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Quote by: Harristhat urban legend that is Epaphus!

I have NEVER seen that guy. Ever.

Anyways, I guess I'm going to say thanks for all of the thought and fun details that go into all of the stories, especially the robot stuff.

I just like robots. They're so very interesting! Why don't I play one? I dunno. Fuck, I need to think about this.



So that's where the name came from! I'd vaguely wondered, but never enough to actually google it. Good call. I very much approve.


 
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 Friday, May 25 2012 @ 09:31 PM UTC  
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Can't take credit; it was someone else who figured that one out (I'll let them come forward if they want!). I do really like how most/all of the robots have clever referential names like that.


 
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 Friday, May 25 2012 @ 09:46 PM UTC  
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Thank you, CMJ, for a wonderful game with wonderful writing (especially Rohit! Gosh, I can't tell you how much I love that story arc).

Thank you, Torchwood, for being a fantastic clan. Whistle, bless your wretched little shriveled heart, Cassidy (miss you!), Raimar - we need to get on those shenanigans sometime - and others, both present and those who have moved on, either by choice or otherwise. Also a little shoutout to our newest member, Lippy McGrath! It's always nice to see someone so ready and willing to lay their life on the line for complete strangers help out a dusty old clan. Yes.

Thank you, Ebenezer, for making Story seem so friendly and safe when I first arrived, and for helping me out with that issue involving an alt. Sessine too, because you helped.

Thank you, Omega, for keeping me up at all hours of the night and being an Awesome Person in general. Your time and friendship has cost me many hours of much needed sleep, and I don't regret it one bit!

Thank you, everyone who has put in work on the cliffside shack. It still has a long way to go, but it wouldn't have gotten as far as it did without your help.

And last, but not least, thank you to all of my friends and acquaintances who have put up with my unscheduled random comings and goings. You are all wonderful people, and I hope to share many more experiences on the Island with you.


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Hairy Mary
 Tuesday, May 29 2012 @ 01:24 AM UTC  
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Can't take credit; it was someone else who figured that one out (I'll let them come forward if they want!). I do really like how most/all of the robots have clever referential names like that.



Um, I've been looking, and the only other named robot that I can find is Keetan in The Glass and Mirror. I can't find an appropriate reference to him on either Google or Wikipedia.
I must be missing something. Oops! Help!


 
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 Tuesday, May 29 2012 @ 08:58 PM UTC  
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Yay, the submissions finally got processed! Now I know which ones I've actually submitted and which ones I still need to submit! Mr. Green


 
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 Sunday, June 03 2012 @ 05:12 PM UTC  
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I'd like to make yet another public thank you to Hairy Mary for the programming tutorials.

It is fairly easy to decide "ok, I want this to happen in this circumstance, and that to happen then" etc - but without having these tutorials so carefully walking me through how to do things, I would never have managed anything more than, say, unlocking a door for a clan member. As it is, I'm rather astonished and utterly delighted that my Observatory is working! Sixteen Pages and fourteen Program grids later ... it works. Navlinks appear and disappear as I wanted*. When you click on "look through the eyepiece" or "tilt the scope down" it gives you different flavour texts depending on the time and the weather. And if it's night and clear, you see different constellations from a Roll To Thought! I am so proud. And so grateful for the tutorials! Thank you ever so much!

And also thanks to Fledermaus for reminding me what the improbable constellations are, and also also thanks to presumably-CMJ for writing them because they are really funny. Sneaky Lion! Smoking Spiderkitty! Tentacled Friend!

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* I still need a few more Add Pagelink and Hide Pagelinks to perfect it, but it works well enough anyway.


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 Monday, June 04 2012 @ 02:07 AM UTC  
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I don't know who fixed it, I know I never told anyone about it, but the italics problem is all better! So YAY!!!!

Thanks invisible people!

(The problem was that if I had a color, then used italics, if I did not add the color anew after ending the italics it would go away.)

FIXED!

(happy dance)

-Rose


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Hairy Mary
 Monday, June 04 2012 @ 02:13 AM UTC  
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And thank you Budd for the shout out. Is this observatory in KIND HQ? I must go and have a look.

The guides have been in a bit of a hiatus for a little while for various reasons, but I do intend to get back to it and start trying to explain why Thoughts are so cool. I've been using them more and more recently.

So, thank-you CMJ once again for Thoughts, as well as all the other various part of Places. I'm still in love.


 
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 Sunday, June 24 2012 @ 04:46 AM UTC  
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Thanks CMJ for making the new medals system. It's something small that doesn't affect anything gameplay or roleplay-wise, but you still put time and energy into it. I'm all excited about what'll net me another shiny in the future.

And I noticed that the Stock Hog medal didn't crossover. Frown


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 Sunday, June 24 2012 @ 05:14 AM UTC  
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And I noticed that the Stock Hog medal didn't crossover. Frown [/p]
And we lost the Time Tutor and two of the Crate Finder medals. Thank you for not taking more!


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Awesome Fred
 Monday, June 25 2012 @ 03:37 PM UTC  
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DEFAULT - BLACK
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSss


 
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 Monday, June 25 2012 @ 08:51 PM UTC  
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Except for the hard-to-read gray text, I agree completely with Awesome Fred and nominate him for president.


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 Tuesday, June 26 2012 @ 10:50 PM UTC  
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Kidding aside-
I am truly thankful to CMJ and his ever-present, always vigilant crew that make this such an incredible place to be. Not a place to visit or merely a game to play- but really 'be'. I am far from one of those players that you can just sit back and have a great time watching (you know who they are...)- but have never in my life felt as inspired or as free to explore my own creativity as I do amongst you.

I have rubbed shoulders with Giants.

And for this-
I thank you.


 
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Genevieve
 Wednesday, July 04 2012 @ 03:33 AM UTC  
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CMJ, Thank you for this game, the place where my imagination can run free and explode into a world of a thousand colors and voices.

Thank you for Places, which I keep calling Dwellings, so I can build the world inside my head.

Thank you Dizzyizzy and Hiary Mary and Escemfer for helping me translate Programming into Genni-words.

Thank you Pirates, PRATs, FOPs, and CADs.. All friends and family and people I love endlessly.

Thank you Jacques, for talking to me those years ago, for smiling at the idea of our two characters wedding (wholly symbolic, sure, but it opened up a world of stories that I don't ever want to leave). And for the Creator Bundle, which built two-fifths of Port Foley. And thank you for the leering Carl advertisement in the corner. That took me so wholly by surprise and made my heart leap. Then made me laugh, then made me update the Tumblr until dawn broke.

Thank you for being with me when I did leave.

Thank you Ebenezer, for helping me so much for that time period.

Thank you to those who remembered me, after a year being gone, who were quick to grin and welcome me back.

Thank you Sessine for the name colorization kit when I did re-join.

Thank you Marly, for being a wonderful hat-holder.

Thank you Ada, for the Comedy Club. Wink

Thank you Micha, for being a crap leopard.

Thank you Maniak, for giving PRAT more than you probably should have, for your patience, and for the surprises.

Thank you Moderators, for the job you do, and the amounts of porn you've had to sort out. I can't imagine that being enjoyable.

Thank you Shi, for making me smile, Hairy, for making me smile, too.

Thank you to anyone who RPs a Midget.

Thank you to everyone who has ever said nice things about my writing or art. It is such an honor, and is so flattering. I don't know how else to say thank you so thank you a few more times.

Thank you, IIsland community, for being a group of people entertaining and kind.

and I think that is everyone... Sorry for the long list.

And just to make sure: Thank you again, everyone. Especially CMJ, for opening this door.


 
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Conchris
 Thursday, July 05 2012 @ 06:49 PM UTC  
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Welp, it's a long time coming, it's been too long since I've ever thanked anyone from this community, so I might as well start now. I'm not sure about the length of this post, but I hope you have the patience to read through all of it, unless you're being chased by some angry bees or what have you, then that's perfectly fine to skim the post if it's too long.

Err... where do I start? I honestly have no clue where to start, because I've been around for a while, jumping in and getting out whenever other stuff begins to darken the sky or what have you, I've been on the island for weeks at a time, but leaving for months, which honestly makes me feel bad because I felt like I was leaving a whole community behind, especially since I've made a name for myself, despite being so small compared to the others. But I do come back from time to time, which seems to confuse me, how is it that I keep coming back to this site in particular? Sure, there's other things to look out for, but when it comes to browser games, the island's the first one that comes to mind, heck, it's even on my bookmark bar on my browser (Chrome), just sitting there, waiting. I feel like I'm rambling on a bit too long here, so maybe I should get to the point:

So I suppose the first person I would thank would be the Almighty Caveman himself, CMJ. Thank you for this game, it feels different from most other browser games I've played, maybe it's because of the world lore, or maybe it's because of the community, which is surprisingly mature, which is kind of a given. And because of the way the game goes, no matter how long it has been since I've last played, I always seem to find myself back on its doorstep, one step away from logging in and coming back, and perhaps throw money at the screen if I had some to spare.

I can't exactly remember who had helped me throughout my current time on the island, as the memory is just a mere blur, and time is quite an odd thing, even in Real Life. So, I'll just say thanks to the community for providing me with entertaining reads (at times!) and some others for having the patience to put up with what I do in Story. (The island is actually the first time I've ever RP'd, ever.)

Speaking of patience, thanks to all the Moderators for having the patience to put up with me, through all the mistakes I've made in the past. Also, keep up the good work doing what you do.

What else? Not much else, but I'd thank everyone, again, within the community for being one the best communities I've ever come across. Ever. Full stop.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll have to figure out a way to successfully throw money through my screen. And I'm sorry if this post comes out as sappy and overall sweet, but can't help it, I think...


 
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 Saturday, July 07 2012 @ 10:24 AM UTC  
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Thank you to the writer of the Meatling, because the Meatling is exquisite. It's been one of my absolute favorites since the day it first showed up--I stop to read the description in its entirety every time I encounter it. "It peeps with hope. With love." MEATLING, I WILL LOVE YOU


 
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 Saturday, July 07 2012 @ 07:20 PM UTC  
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Thank you to Zolotisty, Marly, and Hairy Mary for inspiring me to get my butt into gear on my Place, and many thanks to CMJ, Ada, Buddleia, Full Metal Lion (Alchemist!), Nekops, Hairy Mary, Cherri, Marly, and anyone else I'm missing who've been helping me build it. It's been gobs of fun, and I hope I've made it fun for you too. =^-^=


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Awesome Fred
 Saturday, July 07 2012 @ 10:08 PM UTC  
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Hey, folks! In preparation for our upcoming new Food system, I've increased the amount of raw meat that Zombies can devour directly from carcasses of freshly-killed creatures. Also, Robots should find their overclocking feature a little more forgiving.

Have fun!

-CMJ




Eek!





FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY OH GOD YES PLEASE TO BOTH


 
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 Sunday, July 08 2012 @ 02:59 AM UTC  
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: jumps up and down, squeaking with excitement

A THOUSAND YEARS!

Guys we've done a thousand years of distributed computing!

Look look over there, look on the left - - we've rolled over to four digits, we've done not just a century but a millennium for the World Community Grid!

A hug and a cup of tea and a plate of cookies and a bunch of flowers and a party hat and a puppy with candy taped to it and a great big huge happy THANK YOU to everyone doing the WCG.

And to everyone who isn't, I'd encourage you to join! At worst your computer may run a fraction hotter (and you can opt out of projects you disagree with); at best you're getting free Supporter Points and bonus stamina while helping to do science and medicine and save lives and the environment and other good stuff like that.

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 Tuesday, July 17 2012 @ 04:35 AM UTC  
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And thank you, CMJ for the Cool Stuff that you're giving us because of the thing the above post is about.


 
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