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Ashtu
 Wednesday, November 17 2010 @ 03:24 AM UTC  
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Thank You, Joe, for The Improbable Island Hundred-Point Rally. A whole bunch.


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Iriana
 Wednesday, November 17 2010 @ 05:07 AM UTC  
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Seconded! And by extension, thank you, CMJ, for developing so much incredible stuff for us to play with in general. You're awesome.

Thanks also to Raimar and Ashtu--if I hadn't been racing neck and neck with you both in that Rally I don't think I'd have enjoyed it that much. Now I'm motivated to find a better strategy for the next one. Wink


 
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 Wednesday, November 24 2010 @ 02:10 PM UTC  
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Hundred-Point Rally now has a starting Jackpot Seed of 20 cigarettes.
Stonecutting, Logging, Carpentry, Masonry and Decorating are no longer affected by overloaded backpacks or bandoliers.
Secret Rooms now cost 100 Supporter Points each, down from 500.
Textareas for building descriptions are big enough to actually bloody type in.

Yup. 'tis a Builder's night. Wink


Jubilation! Fireworks! Choral singing! Wild interpretive dancing in the streets!

THANK-YOU!


 
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 Wednesday, November 24 2010 @ 04:29 PM UTC  
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Hundred-Point Rally now has a starting Jackpot Seed of 20 cigarettes.
Stonecutting, Logging, Carpentry, Masonry and Decorating are no longer affected by overloaded backpacks or bandoliers.
Secret Rooms now cost 100 Supporter Points each, down from 500.
Textareas for building descriptions are big enough to actually bloody type in.

Yup. 'tis a Builder's night. Wink


Jubilation! Fireworks! Choral singing! Wild interpretive dancing in the streets!

THANK-YOU!



DITTO Mr. Green


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Ashtu
 Saturday, December 11 2010 @ 02:13 PM UTC  
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Nothing in particular. Just a GTY. (Generic Thank You)


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Ashtu
 Saturday, December 11 2010 @ 02:26 PM UTC  
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Oh, and on a side note - @Makiwa

"Spank my nipples, cutie-teeth."???

Not sure if I want brain bleach, a flame thrower, or selective amnesia......


But Thank You, anyway......


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D Valentine
 Wednesday, December 15 2010 @ 09:18 AM UTC  
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Thank you, everyone. Just thank you.


Not much else to say.


So thank you,

again.

-spreads the hugs around-


 
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 Wednesday, December 15 2010 @ 03:13 PM UTC  
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For starters, thank you CMJ for writing the story for this game, putting aside everything else to become its patron programmer, listening to the requests of your Island's inhabitants (the Watcher and the Drive can attempt to claim that it's their island, but it's really yours), and for allowing us, the Contestants, to have so much freedom! Freedom in storytelling, freedom of movement, freedom to do what we like best on the Island.

Thank you, oh Mods, for your untiring work at keeping the Island a fun place to be, both by being an active part of its population and by addressing those who would try to make it less fun. Thank you also for being accessible, easy to talk to, and willing to address problems, right wrongs, or just talk.

Thank you, my fellow contestants, for reminding me daily why I decided to start playing this game. There are far too many people for me to thank to do this properly, but I can split them up into a few categories: the veterans who put up with my growth in role-playing over the past year (almost two years now!), and the newer folk who bring their own ideas and Improbability to the table.


Judging by the chaos, I've been here already.
 
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Cherriki Ten
 Wednesday, December 15 2010 @ 04:50 PM UTC  
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*Takes a deep breath*

Tooo CMJ - thank you for...well... everything. Thanks for such a great game. Thanks for the lions. Thank you for it all

Thank you to his lovely wife Emily, for coming on board and helping with the writing.

Thank you to our Mods - Sessine, you are pure awesome

Z - So are you~

For other mods (I don't know who you all are!)

Lets see, to Harris, thank you for being, well, you.
Thank you to Adder, for accepting Cherri into AiB and becoming like a father to her.
Thank you to EBEN! For putting up with EVERYTHING I do to your poor character - stealing his eye colour, making a plushy of him, giving him hugs, yada yada yada.
Thank you to Marly for being, well, Marly
Lets see, to Shi, for being delightfully mad
To Obsidia for being goofily adorable when you were crushing on Cherri
To Carter for being a great Uncle
To Alex for well - **Grin**- well, being Alex (MacMillan)
To, lets see, Valentine D for constantly giving me hugs!
To hrm, Archer for inspiring me to do the parodies!
To Lysander for being a big comfy pillow for Cherri
To Pod - for plainly being Awesome.
To Chimental for giving Cherri a big fluffy bulldozer


I'll add more later!


"Optimist: Person who travels on nothing from nowhere to happiness." -Mark Twain.
 
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 Wednesday, December 15 2010 @ 05:45 PM UTC  
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Thank you to everyone who's written with me. I always have a wonderful time. I'm afraid I can't name you all specifically, since there are so many.
I am thankful that I always have so many great people to write with.

Thank you, of course, to CMJ, Emily, and our moderators.
Thank you to those who donate to Improbable Island when I'm too broke to do so myself.

Thank you to everyone who's enjoyed reading my writing. Thank you for having interest in my character.
Thank you for creating interesting characters for me to play with!
Thank you for writing stories. I have enjoyed reading them.
Thanks to everyone who's enjoyed my drawings,scribbles, and doodles.
Thanks to those who have drawn, scribbled, or doodled too.

Thank you to those anonymous people who have sent me gift boxes. (Even the crap meat ones. They make me laugh.)


 
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 Wednesday, December 15 2010 @ 06:09 PM UTC  
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So, um.

I realize that I make a lot of annoying posts on the forum and stuff, and I do apologize for that. I just have ideas and can't keep them to myself (as much as I've learned that I really, really ought to [no I'm not talking specifically about the rank selection thing]), and the way I say them tends to come off as rude and nonconstructive. That's not what I intend, at all; maybe it's a problem with me, or maybe it's a problem with the internet, but the tone I mean things in (sarcastic, light, joking) almost never translates well to those who read it. I also think I have a bit of a different sense of humor than most people.

I'm not joking right now, though. This is serious time (for serious people).

That said, I don't want to give the impression that I don't love this game. Really, I do. So thank you, CMJ, for all of your hard work in providing it for us. This game has ruined all other MMOs for me, but that's not your fault; those games (WoW, FFXIV, and such) just feel so completely dead when I realize they lack the social and player-driven story aspect. In this game, characters are characters, not just lifeless avatars or toons or stat-blocks or whatever it is you'd like to call them. It's addicting! This game has even gotten me, me, Scrooge McPennypincher Matthew (this should be my title) to donate at least a hundred dollars, and I only wish I had the financial standing to donate more.

Of course, thankyous go out to my clan and everyone I've written with; similarly, probably too many to mention by name. So if I've ever written anything with you, this is in your direction, too.


 
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 Wednesday, December 15 2010 @ 07:05 PM UTC  
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Thank you to everyone who's written with me. I always have a wonderful time. I'm afraid I can't name you all specifically, since there are so many.
I am thankful that I always have so many great people to write with.




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Of course, thankyous go out to my clan and everyone I've written with; similarly, probably too many to mention by name. So if I've ever written anything with you, this is in your direction, too.



What they said Mr. Green


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 Wednesday, December 15 2010 @ 07:41 PM UTC  
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Also: I'm liking the new "(player) takes a breath..." thing.


 
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 Wednesday, December 15 2010 @ 11:40 PM UTC  


Let's see..where to start..

The obvious thanks to CMJ for the game, I saw the ad a long time ago, but never checked it out till one late night while bored. It changed my life quite a bit. (For the better of course.)

Hmm, next, I'd like to thank Bob, Chim, and Shi. Sure I don't know you all that well, but you three were kind of a role model when I was new(er).
A thank you to Beeps for being the first to make IC contact with me, and possibly leading me to make my best friends on the island. That's where you guys come in, I'd like to thank my clannies for making this an enjoyable experience.

I'd like to thank everyone else for putting up with me when I was new(er) and did some stupid and embarrassing things while learning the ropes and figuring out what was and was not acceptable. I like to think I've improved and am less annoying now.

And finally, I'd like to give a big thanks to everyone (again) for being cool and stuff. It's a great, and much needed, outlet for my creativity.


 
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 Sunday, December 19 2010 @ 12:58 PM UTC  
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Thanks for the new quest.

Thanks for the recent monster additions, to the islanders that wrote them and the mods that approved them.

Thanks for the (new?) improved buffs display mechanism. I love it.

Thanks to anyone who left a comment in my dwelling, I'm glad the skullduggery makes of for the disappointment of not finding a crate.


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 Sunday, December 19 2010 @ 02:01 PM UTC  
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Thanks to anyone who left a comment in my dwelling, I'm glad the skullduggery makes of for the disappointment of not finding a crate.



That was your dwelling?

I laughed so hard.

Thank you!


 
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Iriana
 Sunday, December 19 2010 @ 05:27 PM UTC  
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I poked through the Land Registry to find out who that awful/awesome dwelling belonged to, and I'd been meaning to Distract you, Maniak, saying exactly how awful/awesome it was, but since D's got the ball rolling... Thank you! I giggled incessantly once I'd gotten over the oh-so-crushing shock. Wink

Thank you to the mods, doing their good work behind the scenes.
Thank you to the good folk of clan SAVOR, for being great!
Thank you to every player who takes time and effort to put together a fun, well-written, enjoyable dwelling.


 
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 Sunday, December 19 2010 @ 05:48 PM UTC  
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I have a long, long, long list of thanks, but in this post here I want to single out three of the newer ones, all to the real-life Dan and Emily:

Thank-you for the new quest in Kittania! Don't know which of you was responsible for which bits of this -- I'm kind of imagining some of the funniest parts coming out of a conversation involving lots of laughter. In any case, oh boy, did we ever get our money's worth with those Emily Bundles!

Thank-you for the "[character] is taking a breath..." feature. I'm liking it a lot.

And thank-you, Dan, for venturing down the badnav rabbit-hole again and again to nail so many of the causes. The frequency of petitions from characters stuck in terrifying badnav-limbo has gone way down. (Thank-you to Emily for letting him, despite the risk that he might never come back!) The effect isn't very visible. Hardly anyone is going to notice that, wow, they haven't gotten a badnav in a good long while now! For any one player, that could just be random luck. But I used to be seeing several cries for badnav help in the petitions every single day. Now we've gone a sizable period without any.

That's more than luck; that's someone plunging in and doing something hard that deserves a thank-you.


 
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 Sunday, December 19 2010 @ 11:16 PM UTC  
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Thanks for the (new?) improved buffs display mechanism. I love it.



the what

And yes, thank you for the new quest! Maiko's probably one of my favorite NPCs, and it was pretty cool to see a piece revolving around her and giving her some more characterization/fleshing out. That bit with Sheila was hilarious, too. <- maybe spoilers in case you haven't done it yet, I dunno.


 
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 Thursday, December 23 2010 @ 10:44 PM UTC  
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Uhm.. Wow, where can I begin here.

As a few of my fellow players may know, my history on the island goes waaaay back into the pilot days. Which makes me an old woman compared to all you young wippersnapper new writers and your fancy IItems. Back in my day, we had travel points and jungle fight limits instead of this newfangled stamina system. Which, by the way Dan, is AWESOME and SO USEFUL (and I would never go back to the old days where it could take you two full game days to just walk anywhere without a good mount.)

Ahem.

So yes, thanks be unto the mystical computer caveman for.. All of this. The island and the story and the forums and the opportunity that I've found here. It has gotten me hooked again and again and I am in love with this place. All your writing that set up the backgrounds that we ourselves craft stories in, and all the fun game dynamics thrown in to allow us to mess with even more things and craft more stories. It's brilliant, all of it. You are the greatest.

To my fellow players, holy hell you guys. You guys have written so much here and done so much with all of your characters and it amazes me every single time I think about it. Somehow, somewhere along the lines when my back was turned early on, this huge society was born and it has all these little pieces and bits and shiny baubles and it's just so amazing to watch. Thank you guys so much for that.

I have been here so long and enjoyed the writing and games and stories and I have never really given anything to this island. Tonight, I'm throwing three hundred dollars into Dan's paypal because the man deserves it, especially with the work he's been doing lately to figure the current problems. For my fellow writers, I know it is a tiny tiny thing and I'm sorry I can't do more, but you get some extended play time.

Dan, I do not know what you will spend this money on but if it goes through fast enough I wholly approve if you choose to use it for taking your lovely wife out for a nice Christmas dinner and a pint of Guinness on me. You really, really deserve it. Happy Christmas.


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