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Small Talk: Hall Of Just Talk

Personally, as a long-time member of TWoP's Heroes Meet Market and someone who is genuinely looking forward to Reborn, I'm partial to the "jokey bit" we used there: "Hall of Just Talk" (a riff on the Super Friends' "Hall of Justice").

For a self-introduction, I'm from Maine, and 3 phones later, I still use the Heroes "theme" as my ringtone....

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Some (hell, most) of my best online friends came from the old Heroes Meet Market forum. Don't know how much of that old magic we can recapture, but I'm willing to give it a shot.

BTW, I'm a hotel night auditor in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, up in Canada. (And the wallpaper on my laptop is the S-symbol from the show, in front of an eclipse, with a black background. :) )

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Hey everyone. Immigrant (refugee?) from TWOP here. I was a long time poster in the Heroes Meet Mar-heyyyyy... I already know you two.

How are things going Spruce, has life been treating you well? I have missed talking to you since forever ago. I had HVGB weather conditions sent to my phone so I could be smug about how less cold it was here. ;-)

Hey Mark! Happy April 16.

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Ooh, three of my favorite guys! And two of us have changed names. :)

 

HM, you can be as smug as you want about Spruce's winter weather, but believe you me... that'll change in August!

 

So, what's new here? There's a nice bike/walking park right behind the apt. I'm currently staying in....

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I used to post in the TWOP Heroes Meet Market too, although I read more than I posted. I remember a lot of the names here.  I'm glad to see that there are so many of you guys still around and still (at least somewhat) interested in talking about Heroes. 

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Hey, HM, was this a two-game or a four-game series between our teams? ;)

 

Hi, ALenore!

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Hi @ALenore!  Was that your name back at TWoP, or were you someone else there?  @caprice,  I've already booked the house elves to bring the HMM bar and hot tub out of storage and give the DMS a good cleaning (it's been outdoors at Tribal Council for years now, so...)  :)

 

ETA: I love at-mentions! 

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MarkHB, Yes, ALenore was my name at TWOP.   I didn't post a lot, mostly just lurked.  Looking forward to the HMM bar and hot tub being pulled out of storage.  The weather is finally getting warmer, we can all get out and share drinks and munchies.

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I've already booked the house elves to bring the HMM bar and hot tub out of storage and give the DMS a good cleaning (it's been outdoors at Tribal Council for years now, so...) :)

Hmm, the bar and the hot tub? Nice. :) We shouldn't forget the massage table and everything else in the RoR.

 

ALenore, you might remember me from TWoP as 'keeptrying.'

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We shouldn't forget the massage table and everything else in the RoR.

 

I think by definition, bringing the RoR brings everything in it along for the ride :) .

 

Edit; Fixed double quotation

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Oh yes Caprice, I do remember keeptrying.   The massage table sounds great.   I could really use a massage right now, I have construction going on outside my window at work, lots of noise all day.   Last week there was a jackhammer (literally) 20 feet away pounding all day. Yesterday there were trucks backing up all day, beeping.   It's raining today, so it's quiet right now, but I'm expecting the work to start up again soon.

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I have construction going on outside my window at work, lots of noise all day.   Last week there was a jackhammer (literally) 20 feet away pounding all day. Yesterday there were trucks backing up all day, beeping.   It's raining today, so it's quite right now, but I'm expecting the work to start up again soon.

This will be my life, soon enough. We bought a house under construction and will be moving in in another few weeks. Thing is, the entire development is still under construction, so I'll be living with the building of the two houses on either side of me. I have GOT to get a job....

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We had an addition put on our house two years ago, but fortunately I was away at work while the construction was going on. My husband works at home, and he had to deal with the construction noise all day (while still getting work done).

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So . . . it turns out I have/had 25,963 active posts on TWoP, presumably since January 2001. Was I dedicated, or did I need a life?

 

How is everybody? I'm wussing out of going to the TAR start-up tonight. Why did they have to do it at 3 in the damn morning? If there was daylight, I would've went. I want to go, but it would be a pain in the ass to get there and back.

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Warden was over 50,000 before he got booted, but 25000 was damn respectable.  I salute you.  I'm at 11,205, and I completely missed it when I hit 10,000. 

 

We do have until some time tonight (5/31) to say our final goodbyes on TWoP; I don't know what they're using for a timezone so I don't know when it'll actually go dark.  If I were in New York, I'd go to the startup, but at this point it's not even drivable for me to do so (assuming it's 3 Am Saturday morning).

 

The house elves should be in here tonight to set up the kitchen, the bar, the hot tub, the Room of Requirement and the DMS.

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Mmmm, I love tennis season....

 

Warden was over 50,000 before he got booted, but 25000 was damn respectable.  I salute you.  I'm at 11,205, and I completely missed it when I hit 10,000. 

 

We do have until some time tonight (5/31) to say our final goodbyes on TWoP; I don't know what they're using for a timezone so I don't know when it'll actually go dark.  If I were in New York, I'd go to the startup, but at this point it's not even drivable for me to do so (assuming it's 3 Am Saturday morning).

 

The house elves should be in here tonight to set up the kitchen, the bar, the hot tub, the Room of Requirement and the DMS.

Funny, I'm at 11,581 and missed when I hit 10,000. How did I pass you in post-count, Mark?

 

I'm still reading our old posts in the HMM. Ahh, the time our webdaughter ran screaming from the Hall because of a chat HM and I were having... Eagle and her crack-like addiction to BSG... the early Mafia games.... Good times, good times.

 

Hey, Lantern! Things are pretty good here. I'm still getting used to it.

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Well, I'm not going to make it through all the old posts we had in the HMM, but... as far as I'm concerned, this was the last post of our group, and I can't tell you how much I flove it!

 

Gah! 6 more Days and TWOP would have been PH'd on the 4 year anniversary of Heroes getting PH'd

"Lens Cap"

 

You crack me up. ::hugs HM::

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That's close enough.  I posted after that, but it wasn't nearly as good, so consider it deleted :) .

 

AFAICT, TWoP went dead at 12:20 Am EDT on June 1, 2014 when everything started returning "Temporarily Unavailable".  I still have an HMM page open that I don't think I can bear to close yet.

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I got this:

 

This Community is Unavailable

This community is offline and no longer accessible.

 

So that's that. Fuck NBC Universal for forcing all of us out, albeit to slightly identical premises.

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TWoP and its format were a victim of changing times.  The pagination of the recaps and the 15/15 rule were both designed to maximize page views when that could actually be translated into revenue; the online ad space is very different now.  Plus, getting younger audiences to want to click through 15 pages of a recap or try to 1) figure out 15/15 and 2) actually do it must be nearly impossible.  Also, except for a few Glarkware ads I spotted lately, how many did you see on the forums recently that weren't just house ads (e.g., for Movies Without Pity)?  No ads = no revenue, and Invision hosting at that level ain't cheap.  Plus, the software upgrade a couple of years ago, with all of the TWoP-specific modifications, was a nightmare from our side; I can imagine what it did to Strega et al.  So from that perspective, I am not surprised that ComUniBC pulled the plug.  It sucks, but such has been the way of the Internet ever since The Spot shut down.

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Hey everyone, How are things?

*stacks boxes in a convenient closet*

 

I posted my last at 11:48 EST iirc and I noticed that someone posted a few minutes after me, but having the last post wasn't that important.

I think that NBC expected to grow TWOP into some sort of online hub and maybe envisioned it being much larger than it ever got. Whereas it being a small community is much more inline with it is. Hopefully PTV will not grow enticing enough so that another large company thinks it can create an online presence and the whole thing happens again. Not that I begrudge the owners/operators making bank.

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Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike shopping? Seriously, I am one of the only women I know who lacks the shopping gene. Still, I managed to force myself to buy some necessary items for the new house... and came in under budget!

 

That's close enough.  I posted after that, but it wasn't nearly as good, so consider it deleted :) .

 

AFAICT, TWoP went dead at 12:20 Am EDT on June 1, 2014 when everything started returning "Temporarily Unavailable".  I still have an HMM page open that I don't think I can bear to close yet.

*sticks fingers in ears* LALALALALALA!!!! I can't hear you!

 

Hey everyone, How are things?

*stacks boxes in a convenient closet*

Stacking boxes? Hey, HM, maybe you could come up in a couple weeks and help move some boxes around? I'll bake a cake!

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Thanks for the explanation, Hanged Man. It's easier to just consider NBC/Universal as assholes, though.

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Wow, that's right... I-35 is now the official caprice-HM Highway! Unfortunately, radio station KTHM isn't in Tulsa or Kansas City, but in northern California.

It's funny, but for some reason my browsers started showing previously first, ahead of TWoP, when I typed f-o-r into their location bars.

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Yeah, I gotta learn how to ignore TWoP when I type in "content" in my browser.

 

I like p.tv, but there are shows that remain uncovered, and I think some would benefit with just a single thread, like in TWoP. Robot Chicken fits that . . . it's eleven minutes long, and the wait time between seasons can be pretty long. There was a good episode tonight . . . a pretty dark sketch with Shrek and the horror of condoms made by Cobra . . . but there isn't a forum devoted to it. Yet. I tried something similar with One Piece last month, but only one other person has visited the forum so far.

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Using Firefox, I used the Nuclear Option on my history: open the history sidebar, type "television" in the search box, right-click on one of the hits for the TWoP forums, and then... "Forget About This Site".  I haven't done it at home yet since I still have that one page open to the HMM that I'm clinging to like Leo DiCaprio at the end of Titanic.

 

I know at least one show has its own forum, but then an "All Episodes Discussion" topic instead of breaking out all the episodes 1 by 1.  But speaking of forums, we still have an opening for the "jokey bit" on this thread.  Do we want to bring back "Hall of Just Talk," or go in a different direction?  I'm currently in favor of keeping the old name.

 

OED Word of the Day from Sunday: "Hero".

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Hey, waffles in the steam tray! Good morning, everyone.

 

Wow, that's right... I-35 is now the official caprice-HM Highway! Unfortunately, radio station KTHM isn't in Tulsa or Kansas City, but in northern California.

Snerk. Well, that's one way to think of I-35. And seriously? There's a radio station KTHM? That cracks me up. :) Maybe I'll look them up....

 

Hey there, Lantern. Smile today, okay?

 

For some silly reason, I forgot to buy coffee when I was at the store yesterday. *sigh* I suppose I'm off to waste money at the big, national coffee chain in my apartment complex.

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Morning everyone, how are things?

 

There's a radio station KTHM?

It took me longer than it should have to get this...

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And... crap!  I closed my browser and that last HMM page is history.  So now I used the "nuclear option" on my home browser as well.

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Hey, I see there are a lot of people back here now that TWOP is history.  I didn't stay around for the end, had to go to bed early since I worked on Sunday.   I think the old title "Hall of Just Talk" was a fine one, I think we should keep it.  

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Don Zimmer, a legend to baseball fans in 44½ states and the District of Columbia, has died.

 

Those of us in the other 5½ states who chiefly remember him as the manager of the 1978 "Boston Massacre"/"Bucky-F-Dent" Red Sox may think of him less kindly.  (Warning: linked thread contains crude adult commentary and much trampling on the adage that one should not speak ill of the dead.)

 

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I remember that, Mark.

 

Well, the house is nearly ready!

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Is it wrong that I still think about that and laugh? Poor Zim.

 

Going off to AnimeNEXT today. It's a three-day local con chock-full of cosplayers and other goodies. Hopefully, I can get some good sketches to show off. And next week is all about Special Edition, which is a comic con at Javits Center.

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Well, the house is nearly ready!

Awesome!  Congratulations!

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Didn't have that long a day at the con. According to the pedometer, I logged 8,403 steps, give or take. The real pain is getting up early tomorrow morning to catch a screening at 9 a.m. The trip takes about 30 minutes, but trying to find parking is a pain in the ass. Oh, and I got sketches here and here.

 

ETA: Logged in 11,787 steps today. Wound up getting shut out of a few panels, but I got to a Ninja Warrior panel, and I got two more sketches. I guess I got a full day . . . and I have one more day left.

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Good morning, everyone. Two house meetings today and another one tomorrow before MOVING IN!!

 

Nice sketches, Lantern. :)

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Thanks, Caprice. I wound up getting three more: click here, here and here. And I'll be going to Special Edition NYC this weekend, so I'm going to keep getting sketches.

 

Anybody following the World Cup? I'm thinking soccer would be more exciting if the field shrank a little for more scoring chances*. Otherwise, I like the idea of a major sporting event potentially being over in roughly two hours.

 

*Seriously, you know why announcers get orgasmic over goals? Because they're rarer than scoring in comparison to other sports. It also explains the over-the-top celebrations afterward.

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I think I set a personal record today. I logged in 16,077 steps today at Special Edition NYC. Wound up getting five sketches total, and I'll be going tomorrow for more. If I'm not a whimpering wreck by Monday, I'll consider it a victory.

 

ETA:  Logged in 12,717 steps today. All in all, it was a small, mellow convention, though it does make for a nice appetizer for the main course in October.

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Hey, guess what... I've won a some-expenses-paid trip to Canada!

 

Literally: I've won a round trip for 2 on the Nova Star, the new cruise ferry between Maine and Yarmouth, NS.  I'm going next week.  it includes a cabin on the night portion and a recliner on the way back, but not food & drinks.

 

@Lantern7: the Mets picked up Dice-K?  I hope he does well -- I'm in the "Red Sox didn't handle him properly" camp -- but doesn't this sound to some extent like Pedro all over again?

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Yeah . . . from what I remember, he's gone from the bullpen into the rotation. I don't think he's as old as Pedro Martinez when the Mets picked him up.

 

I'm still recovering from Special Edition. Here are the eleven sketches I picked up over both days. I've uploaded the pics (which are a little light) onto my new laptop, and I'll post those later tonight. I'm a little conned out right now . . . dunno when my next fix will come in, and I'm not in any real rush.

 

ETA: Here's the latest Epic Rap Battle, and it comes with a few surprises. Also, the duo behind ERB are featured in YouTube commercials, and the next concept has been revealed.

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How do two people collect so much.... shit in ten years?

175 packing boxes, and I don't want to think of how many of them were books. At least I also know there are an insane amount of glasses.

Oh, HM, I'm really sorry, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow for your cake. I hope you had a happy birthday, nonetheless. *hug*

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Hey everyone, how are things?

For some stupid reason I thought the US - Ghana game started at 6:30 CST, and it did not. I was working and I thought I would leave at 6 and get to someplace to watch it and when I checked at 6 to confirm my times, I was flabbergasted to learn that the game was half over and we were winning. It was all in all a kind of yucky day.

 

 

 I've won a round trip for 2 on the Nova Star, the new cruise ferry between Maine and Yarmouth, NS.

Is there anything to do in YARRRRRmouth? Or are you going to get there, clear customs, and turn around and come back?

 

 

 

Here are the eleven sketches I picked up

Neat, the Space Dandy is kinda cool...

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Is there anything to do in YARRRRRmouth? Or are you going to get there, clear customs, and turn around and come back?

Well, the new ship is a mite faster than the prior cruise ferry, so we'll likely have a couple of hours in port instead of just one.  The last time I was there we had just enough time to get to a T-shirt shop.  (There was a high-speed catamaran for a few years that made the crossing in just a few hours, but they split the US side between Portland and Bar Harbor so you couldn't come straight back to your port of embarkation, and it was so fast and sparse aboard that no one took it just for the trip; it was limited to those who actually had a need to go to Nova Scotia, and it didn't last.)

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Caprice . . . I'm a crap magnet myself.

 

I went to the library and missed the first US goal. Who scores in under a minute? I managed to get home and caught the rest of the game, including Ghana's equalizer and the US going up 2-1 four minutes later. One game down, two to go . . . and maybe more afterward.

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One cool thing about the World Cup is that Google has sent some employees down to Brazil to create Google Doodles live. As the game progressed yesterday, the two eagles on the logo laid eggs reflecting the score, and when the game was over they hatched!

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That would explain the octopus trying to choose between boxes marked after Belgium and Algeria. Kinda. Sorta.

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