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It's all ephemeral here (and a detailed past history here) Dylanfanatic - 20/01/2003 02:19:10 PM

And there are some people talking on the MB, and all of the Elders (Trigger etc) are remembering the lost ones. How do you think you will be remembered here and/or how would you like to be remembered here? What particualr post or event would you most like people to remembers of yours? Have you made any signigicant change to this site?


Oh, if I were to go, if I were to be sixty-four, there would be even more of a marked distortion from how I think of my role (if there are such things) here and how others choose to remember me.

Let me explain a bit, using my past at this site as an example.

I first visited this site in February 2000 but chose not to post anything until October 2000. When I did post, I already knew most of the ins and outs of the site and I fit in quickly and smoothly. I think some suspected I was another using a new SN, but I'm not for certain. I was known during the October-December 2000 period for making very deep and thoughtful posts. If someone expressed hurt of some sort, I usually was one of the ones offering consolation. It was in part due to this reputation that I think I attracted the attentions of a certain lovely lady here. And thus begins the second phase.

January 2001-May 2001. The King and Queen of Spam. Alana and I are really close friends, and before the times of ex and Avi and others here, we managed to elevate the art of the threadjack. We co-wrote three surveys that confused and amused people, in part because with few exceptions no one could tell which of us wrote which questions. We also were known for pranks in chat, switching passwords and SNs to talk as the other to people. It was fun, and it lasted up to the switch to the "new" format here.

May 2001-October 2001. More of a time of moving and being quiet. Things in our private lives led to Alana and I not posting as much, mainly because both of us were moving to separate Florida cities from our previous jobs in Tennessee and Georgia. I also experienced the wonders and joys of "downsizing" for the first time on Labor Day 2001, and I spent a while looking for work and wondering if it was all worth it. Many of my posts were either news-related or reposts of some poems/stories that I had written when I was struggling through a similar dark period a couple of years before.

October 2001-present. I've been an Admin since OF opened on October 22, 2001. My focus has shifted away from the people at this site even more and more toward some dreams and fears that I've had for a long while. I post at other sites than wotmania. I don't readily give suggestions like I used to in the past. I am just slowly withdrawing from active participation here. I am aging, and I am relearning what it means to be a child. I was almost broken by ghosts of my past joining with present worries, but while I am fighting that off, it doesn't leave energy to meet and greet people. I notice that people here just don't seem to have as much to say to me in their words as what used to be the case, despite the marked increase in volume. I suspect this will continue until I interact with the site about as much as Mike himself does these days, mostly in an "official" capacity.

As for what others will remember? Already they don't remember (except for a few "old-timers&quot me being a consoling agent, or my Partnership - in all thingsā„¢ with Alana, or anything else other than I head up OF and am an Admin who tends to idle/lurk in chat. There will not be a legacy here if/when I leave, for as I say in the title, it is all ephemeral. Like mist, it's fading already in the heat of a new day.


Illusions fall like the husk of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience. - Narrator, Sylvie

OF Blog of the Fallen

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Alright, say in 2 years you have left wotmania - 20/01/2003 12:31:02 PM 242 Views
I'm just a simple commoner - 20/01/2003 12:35:26 PM 28 Views
You! Pah! - 20/01/2003 12:40:20 PM 17 Views
You haven't tasted me?!?!?!?!?!?! - 20/01/2003 01:14:43 PM 8 Views
Well... needs a bit of pepper in my opinion... - 20/01/2003 01:18:23 PM 8 Views
It was supposed to be sweet! - 20/01/2003 01:21:39 PM 7 Views
*wites it in the diary* - 20/01/2003 01:23:24 PM 7 Views
Dont worry you will. *NM* - 20/01/2003 01:13:36 PM 4 Views
I doubt anybody would notice I'm gone - 20/01/2003 12:37:26 PM 23 Views
Annoying fits, yep. - 20/01/2003 12:42:06 PM 12 Views
Hmmm . . . - 20/01/2003 01:26:12 PM 11 Views
Um... I dunno if I'll be remembered for anything in particular. - 20/01/2003 01:27:34 PM 5 Views
And the problem with that isssss? - 20/01/2003 01:32:10 PM 4 Views
This is a good thing? *NM* - 20/01/2003 02:29:27 PM 4 Views
I really dont know if i'll be remembered by anyone - 20/01/2003 01:32:56 PM 13 Views
You shall live on as the hated one... - 20/01/2003 01:39:26 PM 5 Views
You'll leave that, and an even better legacy, too. - 20/01/2003 02:33:26 PM 6 Views
All of wotmania? I think not. - 20/01/2003 02:14:31 PM 9 Views
I'll always remember you as a transvestite *NM* - 20/01/2003 03:04:45 PM 3 Views
It's all ephemeral here (and a detailed past history here) - 20/01/2003 02:19:10 PM 24 Views
I will be a legend - 20/01/2003 03:16:32 PM 22 Views
Or you'll be known for this - 20/01/2003 03:20:07 PM 20 Views
I will be remembered for my Elvis wedding to you. *NM* - 20/01/2003 04:30:47 PM 6 Views
I'm sure I'll be remembered faintly, if at all... - 20/01/2003 04:26:20 PM 6 Views
I'll remember you if no one else does! *NM* - 20/01/2003 08:30:06 PM 4 Views
I'm not sure I'd be remembered...maybe by a few... - 20/01/2003 05:13:12 PM 5 Views
Remembered? - 20/01/2003 05:18:18 PM 13 Views
How could we forget one so sweet? *NM* - 21/01/2003 08:02:01 AM 5 Views
(Blank subject) - 20/01/2003 05:58:49 PM 25 Views
Do you see many posts about the people that left two years ago? - 20/01/2003 06:29:35 PM 14 Views
Folks here have a long memory, though. - 20/01/2003 07:26:46 PM 16 Views
My willingness to help all the new guys - 20/01/2003 06:37:51 PM 6 Views
Watermelon! *NM* - 20/01/2003 08:32:46 PM 4 Views
i will be forgotten - 20/01/2003 08:54:53 PM 11 Views
Definitely the latter! *NM* - 21/01/2003 12:23:06 AM 1 Views
No one will forget me. And what's this about Trigger being an Elder? - 20/01/2003 10:52:16 PM 9 Views
Leave? wotmania? *faints* - 21/01/2003 12:59:09 PM 8 Views
*snorts* - 22/01/2003 02:14:19 PM 3 Views
No one would remember me - 21/01/2003 04:13:59 PM 7 Views
Small correction: - 22/01/2003 10:26:31 PM 4 Views
I don't think I will be remembered, except maybe by a handfull. - 22/01/2003 05:57:34 PM 3 Views