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PanaceaSanans
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Come out to play?

zlogdanbr (who is actually less of a n00b than myself^^)
J. M. Lyle
Dan Mathews
Josh4372
AchillesL (why THAT name?)
D.Cooper (who also beat me to registration)

I swear I have seen some of you during the brief three month I myself have been here...
You are not spam bots, so there must be a reason for you to be here.

And I am sure I've missed some. Aaand there are a quite a few lurking.

I would like to meet you. No requirements. No strings attached.

ďStrangers are just friends waiting to happen.Ē [Smile]

[ August 31, 2016, 03:43 PM: Message edited by: PanaceaSanans ]

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PanaceaSanans
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Also, to smooth this out, I have brought a list.^^

A goal without a plan is ...
The best way to improve is to ...
You are never too old to ...
Do not regret ...
The happiness of our life depends upon ...
Obstacles are ...
Donít judge someone just because ...
Each day ...
I may not be perfect but ...
The trouble with books is that ...
I read fiction because ...

Finish the sentences.

Not just us fledglings, either. Everybody is welcome to participate. [Big Grin]

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PanaceaSanans
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A goal without a plan is a wish.

The best way to improve is to surround yourself with people who are better at it.

You are never too old to be tolerant.

Do not regret growing older. Itís a privilege denied to many.

The happiness of our life depends upon the quality of our thoughts.

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. And inevitable.

Donít judge someone just because they sin differently than you.

Each day comes with 86,400 seconds. Tick tock.

I may not be perfect but most animals instinctively love me.

The trouble with books is that they make sense. Reality never makes sense.

I read fiction because "since public religion has been [...] replaced by weak substitutes, fiction remains as a source of moral and causal truth."

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A goal without a plan is ...nothing more than hope
The best way to improve is to ...work at it
You are never too old to ... learn something new
Do not regret ... your past. It made you who you are today
The happiness of our life depends upon ...our own decisions and the decisions of those we love
Obstacles are ...meant to be overcome
Donít judge someone just because ...they think differently than you
Each day ... is a fresh start
I may not be perfect but ...perfect people are boring
The trouble with books is that ... they are really hard to write and then marketing them is even tougher
I read fiction because ... it is liberating

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Hey Jacare_Sorridente, welcome to Hatrack!
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A goal without a plan is ...not going to happen.
The best way to improve is to ... be humble and do iterative versions.
You are never too old to ...become who you want to be.
Do not regret ...what you cannot change. What's done is done.
The happiness of our life depends upon ...our connections and our sense of purpose.
Obstacles are ...opportunities to grow in ways you didn't wish to have to.
Donít judge someone just because ...they haven't read Ender's Game yet.
Each day ...ends for everyone.
I may not be perfect but ...I'm better than I was.
The trouble with books is that ...you can only read one at a time.
I read fiction because ...I want to explore the bigger world.

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PanaceaSanans
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quote:
Originally posted by Dogbreath:
Hey Jacare_Sorridente, welcome to Hatrack!

Welcome *back. [Big Grin]

I have not included the merry reptile in my "call" because he had recently returned by himself.
At a post count of 4548 and with a registration date of May 09, 2001, he certainly would have qualified.

[ August 31, 2016, 07:02 PM: Message edited by: PanaceaSanans ]

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quote:
Originally posted by katharina:
Donít judge someone just because ...they haven't read Ender's Game yet.

Who hasn't?
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quote:
Originally posted by PanaceaSanans:
A goal without a plan is ...

... the programmer's way.
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Kat, I'm gonna talk to you here for old time's sake. In this little box. And my post count will increase by 1 for the first time in....many years. [Smile]

Thanks for bringing up some fun memories with your outreach, PanaceaSanans. Have fun drawing out your lurkers and good luck!!

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:mildly:

Jatraqueros

[Smile]

***

A goal without a plan is ... the lead in to so many really poorly executed life coaching seminars.

The best way to improve is to ... shamelessly steal someone else's hard work.

You are never too old to ... die.

Do not regret ... the salted caramel ice cream. Really, ice cream in general.

The happiness of our life depends upon ... sending Scott R $20.

Obstacles are ... stupid.

Donít judge someone just because ... they ate your babies.

Each day ... I'm getting closer and closer to finding you. I won't stop. I won't ever stop.

I may not be perfect but ... I'm still way better than that guy. Jeez, that guy's a mess.

The trouble with books is that ... they're so flat.

I read fiction because ... memoirs are self-centered.

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quote:
Originally posted by Scott R:
:mildly:

Jatraqueros


I didn't dare apply the term to myself or the other new ones...
In my mind it holds so much more meaning than "Hatrackers". Feels like it has to be earned...


And your answers are great. But...

quote:
Originally posted by Scott R:
Donít judge someone just because ... they ate your babies.

Each day ... I'm getting closer and closer to finding you. I won't stop. I won't ever stop.

... uhm. What? [Angst]
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quote:
Originally posted by Sean Monahan:
quote:
Originally posted by PanaceaSanans:
A goal without a plan is ...

... the programmer's way.
Well, it's your job to make the plan, right?
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PanaceaSanans
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Narnia, thank you for stopping by. And thank you for forwarding my message. I appreciate it.

All the best to you.

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quote:
I didn't dare apply the term to myself or the other new ones...
In my mind it holds so much more meaning than "Hatrackers". Feels like it has to be earned...

Eh. You're here. You earned it.
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quote:
Originally posted by PanaceaSanans:
quote:
Originally posted by Sean Monahan:
quote:
Originally posted by PanaceaSanans:
A goal without a plan is ...

... the programmer's way.
Well, it's your job to make the plan, right?
Nope. That's management's job.
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Hi Smiling Crocodile ;-)
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All these resurrected threads have inspired a question from me for forum members here, but I didn't really think it was worth a new thread, so I will post it here.

I've been a member of this forum since 2006, but I was actually also I member of the Hatrack forum back in the AOL days, and when the migration to hatrack.com occurred, it took several years for me to bother registering again. Unfortunately, because of this, I missed out on Hatrack's golden years.

But back in 1995 or so, I was active on the Hatrack River 1830's forum. My character's name was Kieran Singer. He was a young man who owned a guitar, and sat around the town occasionally singing songs. My character fell in love with a young girl character named Miz Teek, whose mother (character name escapes me) owned the town's bathhouse. Miz Teek also had a younger sister (character name also escapes me) who was maybe 11 years old.

Did anyone else here participate in the 1830's forum back then? Who were your characters?

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So there IS somebody. How fascinating. What was it like? Tell us about the place?

quote:
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But back in 1995 or so, I was active on the Hatrack River 1830's forum. My character's name was Kieran Singer....

And what happened to Kieran and Miz Teek (mystique)?
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I hd a couple of brief characters. One of mine I think was a mute.
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I was Joshua Beekeeper there.
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So it was basically an RPG forum?
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quote:
Originally posted by PanaceaSanans:
And what happened to Kieran and Miz Teek (mystique)?

It turned out that Miz Teek and family were a family of mermaids, and in an interesting incident, they disappeared one day into the river. Miz Teek never said goodbye. Kieran walked into the woods and smashed his guitar against a tree, and disappeared.
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[Frown]
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A goal without a plan is ... is something to plan for.

The best way to improve is to ... set goals

You are never too old to ... make a plan.

Do not regret ... failed goals as long as you tried.

The happiness of our life depends upon ... loving family, ikigai, or philanthropy

Obstacles are ... learning tools.

Donít judge someone just because ... you can.

Each day ... is a gift.

I may not be perfect but ... but no one is.

The trouble with books is that ... there's too many.

I read fiction because ... let's me escape reality.

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The best way to improve is to do.
You are never too old to begin.
Do not regret what you can't change.
I may not be perfect but I'm trying.
I read fiction because I want to experience other lives.

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I am a lurker/ occasional poster from way back. Big mouth lion anyone? For a long time one of my favorite brags was that OSC himself had actually responded to a post I made in a discussion of why he would never try to actually write The Hive Queen and the Hegemon. I had a very brief involvement in both Battle School and 1830s, marked mostly by some really awful writing. I would drift away for months or years at a time but would check back in occasionally and would briefly flirt with being an active poster. I would find myself feeling extremely jealous of the obviously very real and deep friendships that always seemed to drive this community and would fantasize about being a bigger part or about how cool it would have been to have not missed out on wench con or the hatrack gift exchange and the like. I wanted Bob to think I was funny, and Tom to think I was smart, or to write the coolest landmark thread or to be invited to Moose and Squirrels for thanksgiving. [Smile] Alas, through a combination of immaturity, laziness, inhibition, bad timing, and a massive inferiority complex focused entirely on what other people think of me, I never managed to make that jump from lurker. Panacea, I am truly in awe of what you have managed here. I have thought many times about how cool it would be if someone did this, and you just went and did it. So thank you. And to everyone else, thank you for being an important part of my life in lots of good and bad times even though you had no idea you were. I'm here for real now and I'm going to give it the real try it deserved all those times I didn't.


A goal without a plan is way more fun until two weeks before the deadline.
The best way to improve is to be able to recognize the good ideas so you can steal them.
You are never too old to find Legos awesome.
Do not regret the failures more than the missed opportunities.
The happiness of our life depends upon Fritos and bean dip.
Obstacles are a good chance to practice your procrastination.
Donít judge someone just because they did something wrong. Unless you are a judge. Then do.
Each day is a good day for donuts. Except Monday. The place with the drive through is closed on Mondays.
I may not be perfect.
The trouble with books is that the good ones always end and the bad ones never do.
I read fiction because it lights a fire under my creativity muscles.

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Welcome, ElCheeko. I am so glad you decided to take part! One less missed opportunity to regret later. [Big Grin] From the few but well-shaped and considerate posts you have made I think you'll be an asset to Hatrack. And you probably know quite a bit more about everybody than I do.^^

Speaking of knowing:

quote:
Originally posted by Elcheeko75:
OSC himself had actually responded to a post I made in a discussion of why he would never try to actually write The Hive Queen and the Hegemon.

I would very much love to hear what his answer was. [Smile]

And you are a teacher, I take it? What do you teach?

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In response to his position that he wouldn't try to write a book that supposedly changed all of humanity and its outlook on life for the same reason that he rejected the guys who wanted to write an opera based on songmaster, i.e. That it was impossible to write music that would make someone rip their entrails out, I made a smartass comment about Bryan Adams doing that regularly. He told me I made a good point. [Smile]

I teach high school speech, debate, and drama.

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quote:
Originally posted by Elcheeko75:
he wouldn't try to write a book that supposedly changed all of humanity and its outlook on life for the same reason that he rejected the guys who wanted to write an opera based on songmaster, i.e. That it was impossible to write music that would make someone rip their entrails out ...

I was wondering whether he had made that argument himself...

That is also pretty much why I could never be satisfied with any musical adaptation of the "Phantom of the Opera", and why there are some books that I would not have turned into movies for he life of me.

quote:
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I teach high school speech, debate, and drama.

I wish my school had taught that! [Smile]
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Right now it looks like we'll be somewhere else for Thanksgiving, but if we end up staying home you're more than welcome to join us. Or just about any other night, for that matter. Just let us know when you'll be in town and with enough notice we can probably work around anything else we have going on.
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[Cool]

Do it. You won't regret it.

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Welcome back to Hatrack, Elcheeko. Nice to know you.

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CT, it is absolutely astonishing to me (and objectively wrong) that we've never met in person.
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quote:
Right now it looks like we'll be somewhere else for Thanksgiving, but if we end up staying home you're more than welcome to join us. Or just about any other night, for that matter. Just let us know when you'll be in town and with enough notice we can probably work around anything else we have going on.
Wow, that was easy. I should have tried attention seeking whininess much earlier. [Smile] Thank you so much for the kind offer. I think it would be incredible to meet you and a lot of jatraqueros eventually. Currently, my wife finds it very cute how excited I am to reconnect with my younger, (slightly) nerdier self. I'll give her some time to acclimate before I broach going off to meet weird people from the internet. [Razz]
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A goal without a plan is ... a lottery ticket.
The best way to improve is to ... to ignore the excuses and don't blame, just focus on doing it yourself.
You are never too old to ... be childish.
Do not regret ... what you haven't done, rejoice in what you have.
The happiness of our life depends upon ... our willingness to accept it, not compare it.
Obstacles are ... larger in our imagination and fear than in reality.
Donít judge someone just because ... they are not you.
Each day ... is for you to make wonderful
I may not be perfect but ... I am beautiful.
The trouble with books is that ... I don't own them all, yet.
I read fiction because ... I have to. Its an addiction.

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