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#21 Z451

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:25 PM

Well then, that's it...

I know it is time, but to say it was in fact unexpected is quite an understatment.

Before I go on, I'll preference this by addressing you serge.

To sum up my feelings in to two words, "Thank you". Thank you for all the friends you've allowed me to meet, thank you for giving me the oppurtunity to test and improve my skills and abilites, and thank you for allowing us all to gather here, unabriged of our homeland, race, religion, etc., just to have fun together as one community. :)

Now onto the other matters, as sad as this is for me to admit, and certainly as surprising as this is as well, the recent changes have broken my spirit, and thus, I am forced to intiate my own leave.

Whether this will effect ya'll harshly, remains to be seen.

Put frankly, I remember Nova saying how he's hypothetically feel if I left, well think it over now Bozo!

To those of you within the Facebook group, stay online and visit frequently, I'd love to talk to ya'll anytime of day/night. :)

Except 1-6 a.m. you weirdos. :angry:

To those not in Facebook yet, here's your chance, just visit my page on Facebook, https://www.facebook...rew.patenaude.9 < ask for a friend request, and I'll let you in.

From now on though, as tough as it is to say, especially more so to you which I don't have connections with, this is good bye.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:36 PM

I have been on this site since 2005 and Im sad to see it go.  Things were beginning to get interesting with the fantasy league and thought it could be a saving grace.  I have enjoyed my time here under various guises through the years.  As things have gone by I have had confrontations with some and formed online friendships with others.  I hope something can be done to keep us all together and debating about the characters that we love and enjoy reading about.  To all good wishes. (Yes, even you force echo)  Thanks for the good run Fox!

 

xLEGACYx (AKA Falcon, AKA Red Blue Blur, AKA Kain 59)  :P

 

PS:  I hope to see you all on the facebook group and us find a way to resurrect this site in another form giving credit to Serge and providing a home for us and others who enjoy all things comics or fantasy.  



#23 Nihlium

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:49 PM

I first came upon this site when I was a pre-teen and it took me until I was 21 to finally get involved. As sad as I am to see it go away I happy that I got a chance to be a part of it before came to an end. Serge, thank you for keeping the electricferret alive as long as you did, one can only imagine the sacrifices you made to keep this place up and running for as long as you did.
To all the people I've met here,I'll see you in the next incarnation of Khazan.

Hopefully someone (or maybe a group of us) will be inspired to revive Khazan in the future be it through a new website or wordpress or some kind of cyber-wizardry.

Well, goodnight EF. I'm going to crawl under my bed in the fetal position now.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:57 PM

Damn. This is crazy. EF has been apart of my routine for YEARS. It's helped so much with my writing... I don't even know what to say. What will I do???? Only if Writers Kingdom was still up and running *looks at SWM*, yes I see you Tarv!

 

Thanks for your time Serge/Fox!



#25 Shockwave

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:03 PM

I found this site back in 2005 with a lot of people evidently when I was messing around on the High School computers setting up my first email account (that I'm still using) and saw it referenced on My Yahoo.  I followed it and saw the site for the old school Sportscasts.  

 

I was hooked when it opened up to the public to make their own fights.  

 

I was here for the Jarethan overthrow of Callisto.  The fun we had, the friends made.  Friends lost and gone.  God this is a shock to the system.  I cannot handle the waves of nostalgia coming at me.  And yes, I know what I just did, that is not a joke about my name.

 

Well, we do have the Facebook group that's open.  I'm glad I started saving my better matches.  It's gonna be a shame.  The honest responses to the writing here, while I stopped getting it, made me grow faster, and I'm happy I was here for as long as it was.

 

Thank you Serge/FoxFingers.  May a chariot of pegasi escort thy site to a good resting place.



#26 Shockwave

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:10 PM

Wait we don't even have Facebook anymore?   Huh?!



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:05 PM

Wait we don't even have Facebook anymore?   Huh?!

There is a facebook.  you just have to talk to Nova about it.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:34 PM

Well I'm going to try and not cry. This site has been a source of escapism for me since 2008! I regret not being able to do a few more things. Still I have Starfire Squadron under my belt one of the longest running RPS that actually got an ending. This site helped me develop writing skills.

 

(Sigh) I'm gonna miss some of you if anyne wants to stay PM me and i'll give you some links to other sites I hang around.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:57 AM

been coming on  here for at least 7 years  it's been good.

you know 15 years deserves a finally



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:42 AM

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:12 AM

Practically grew up on this website. Thank you Serj. 



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

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Thank you Serge.

I'll see some of you guys on #FPL or #CBUB. I'll see the rest in other online places and I might be up for starting up the Haven of Wiidom or Writer's Kingdom. Better than nothing. I pretty sure Tarv is mostly done. I was at the end of my rope, but I might still be able to create some new mod's and admins and let you guys have it.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:25 AM

Though I haven't used the site in years, this makes me sad.  Best of luck to you Serge.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:29 AM

Tarv, if you're willing to help me clean out the old topics and start fresh, select some new admin, we can get Haven back up and running and leave it to whoever we choose as admin.  Then we can leave.  :)



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:19 AM

Maybe this was not the ideal time to return, I almost missed this post as it seems the forum got turned upside down while I was gone but FoxFingers I thank you. For this place where we could debate battles between comic books and all things nerdy, for the back issues that made these things feel like big events all the while making the best of the comedy that comes with it.

 

I loved having a place where I could get my inane daydreams off my mind and have other people laugh at and critque them. I loved having a place where I could do some quick story telling and see quick results from it. Though the quality of my setups here seems to have stayed about the same, this place really helped my overall as a writer by encouraging me to try new things. If I was not sure how an audience would react to a certain order of events or style of explanation put it here. Wait, every comic book battle everyone wants to talk about has been done already? What is one I am sure people have not thought up yet?

 

I want to apologize for any acts of immitiruty on my part if anyone is still sore about them and for anything I said I was going to do but did not get done. I hope I became more bearable as time went on but if I did not there is your apology. Thank you to FoxFingers and all CBUB friends, sorry to all FPL goers for not trying harder to get a character approved (I had images in my harddrive for when I eventually got around to it, I swear). I am going to save some writeups so I can remember this place always.

 

So I guess http://archiveofourown.org/ or fanfiction.net will have to do for us CBUB guys from on and the FPL will have to migrate to Deviant Art?



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:08 AM

Tarv, if you're willing to help me clean out the old topics and start fresh, select some new admin, we can get Haven back up and running and leave it to whoever we choose as admin.  Then we can leave.  :)

 

That'd be fun.



#37 ND7

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:09 AM

Been here since..2006 or 2007, I think? Met many great people on Haven and I can still recall my first match. Bule vs Cujo. I guess I'll miss you guys. Bringing back Haven would be fun I suppose. 



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:33 AM

ugh I just got here but I was enjoying it, but as the saying goes you gotta do what you gotta do 



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:28 PM

With the demise of ElectricFerret, I feel the need to thank everybody that's made the community what it was - particularly about 15 years ago when I got started here.

 

I've been MIA for a while now, but was told by a few of the old vets what's going on. 

 

Some good people that I'd consider good friends (DragonFang, ThreeDark, DarthMaxx, MrKite, Jono, CrazyIvan, DarkRangerX, and many, MANY more) came from time spent here over a decade ago. I've kept up my membership and I've kept up the friendships, but I've not kept up with the website. 

 

What was originally built as something for Serge to pad his resume turned into a cult hit. People came and people went. Memories were made (quotes.txt, which somebody actually printed out and sent to me as a wedding present. Anybody remember big dancing TheRookie letters?) and memories long faded into the ether of the internet. 

 

That said, thanks to Serge for starting this up and keeping it going through several different versions and sinking your time and money into it. More importantly, thanks to the community for making this place what it's been for the past 15 years: A haven for nerds and writers to get together and practice what they love best - arguing on the internet and creating a world at the nexus of all realities.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

I've only been here less than a year but I really appreciate what you built. I joined at a good time (getting past some crises in my life, including major surgery. It gave me a place to realx and indulge my self in some non-serious writing. Life is better now and I don't need something like this any more but I will miss it.  

 

Thank you!






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