The "Farewell to Torc" form letter.....

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Postby FrodoTook » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:56 pm

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Posted: 06 Jul 2002 20:40

Having witnessed more sappy, neo-tragic, pathetic and ridiculous farewell threads than I care to remember, I felt it my curmudgeonly duty to compose a standard form to be utilized by each White Council Member when they feel the pathetic urge to revel in the self-absorbed drama of leaving TORC. Please copy this out and transfer it to your hard-drive........

Fellow TORCers,
I never thought I would be saying this but I,___________ have come to the agonizing decision that I must take my leave of this wonderful, magical place and set sail for the Gray Havens. When I first came to TORC I was amazed and delighted at having found a special place where I could be accepted for being the Dungeon and Dragons playing, fantasy nerd that I am. I fondly recall the time that I first stumbled onto this hidden gem of a website. I posted a hello in Welcome, and then answered my own post 37 times until**insert veteran oldbies name here** posted telling me to shut the Hell up. I failed to take his well given advice, and proceeded over to the MOVIE forum where I got into a friendly debate regarding Purism vs Revisionism. After being roundly and most deservingly flamed I decided to proceed to the Alliance Forum. What a great place!! In no time at all I started 17 different Guilds and we were off and running. Unfortunately the only other people joining my guilds were a friendly bunch called the Moderators. They attached that neato padlock icon, thus preserving my guilds for all time. I then decided to try my hand at RP. I struck out for the Prancing Pony and began my own story, a stern little piece entitled," The search for Bill The Pony's stool sample". Once again those darn Mods showed up and preserved my thread. Ahhh, the memories! Unfortunately, things have changed so drastically in my ______ months at TORC, that I can no longer post in good conscience. All my friends have moved on. I find myself posting less and less, finding it very difficult to interact with all the newbies. All my e-mails to John concerning my suggestion for a PORN FORUM have gone unanswered, and my sketch for a JEDI banner was rejected. This wounded me more than any of you could possibly know! A few nights ago I was so upset that I downed a case of JOLT cola and pranced around my bedroom in my grandmothers lingerie. TORC is having a negative affect on my social life and I must back away. I have made such great friendships here at TORC that I would be remiss as a human being if I did not say a few thank you's insert name of every poster logged in at the time of this letter
In closing let me assure you that I will not log out and lurk to read who actually replies to this whiney,pathetic sack'o'crap. Also, pay no attention to the newbie that appears in Welcome tommorrow who post just like I do. I swear that it isn't me. Thank you all again for being such compassionate, loving, empathetic, sympathetic, nurturing friends. I will never forget you,
love,
_______________


Please do not deviate from this letter. Thank you, Oreo....


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Having read some memorable "blast from the past" I was reminded of this one. I am so glad I remembered it and even more glad I found it again.

Oreo I really did "search" for this one.

This remains a classic...because of the reason it was posted and because of the responses to it.

Thank you Oreo. Ya truely done good with this one.

I am still :lol:

This thread had great timing. In my opinion, it was definitely relative to what was happening very often at the time.

Another cool thing about this thread is that I got to see many of my friends here...and hear their thoughts.

I really do think the whole thing is worth reading again.
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Postby oldtoby » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:40 pm

The form letter was never valid, it wasnt notarized.
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Postby rwhen » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:00 am

Nor did it have the great seal of the state of TORC!!

But it was fun!!
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Vanadarlin', my SSOTH - 143 forever :hug:
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Postby Cock-Robin » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:13 am

Yep, I loved it!
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Postby Gamgee Wench » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:00 am

I just read the thread and what a wet rag I was back then. Yikes.

Sorry Oreo…..Guess the drama of the day really got to me….funny how hind sight makes ya look at things clearer.
I have a very different view of the drama of those crazy days now, and have much less sympathy for some of the humans involved, for many reasons.

Ahhh, message boards are such interesting things.

Oreo, your letter is perfect! :)
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Postby orodreth111 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:22 am

...Ahh I love dumpster diving!!

GW...Great to see you. I just got my 6 month chip last night. Sheesh!! I don't remember it being this hard last time around. Anyhoo..Day at a time, and life is truly getting better. :)
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Postby erinhue » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:50 am

:wink: See, I told ya it would 8)
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Postby Gamgee Wench » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:42 am

Now that is awesome news Oreo! Huge congrats! I'd give ya a hug if I could.

And I'm glad life is getting better.....this isn't easy stuff.
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Postby rwhen » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:34 am

Oreo, congrats on your 6 month chip!! Way to hang in there and very happy to read that life is indeed improving. I will hug ya :hug:

Wenchy!! Good to be able to toss a howdy your way today as well. :D
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The Expected Party!! is now on the road to Gondor to celebrate. Join us.

And getting into trouble with Rally The Eldar.

Time out of Mind, forever bound to my Knight Ayslhyn

Vanadarlin', my SSOTH - 143 forever :hug:
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Postby Vanaladiel » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:20 pm

Oreo that is quite the accomplishment sweetie!!! :hug: :thumbsup: :yippie: I am very proud of ya!!
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Postby Gwen » Mon May 14, 2012 6:21 pm

Holy Crap! It's been thousand years since I've seen this place and that form letter is still hilarious. Love it.


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Cheers Torcers!!

<===== Hey Look!

10 years!
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Postby Sunsilver » Tue May 15, 2012 10:35 am

Congratulations on 6 month's sober, Oreo!

That's great news! :)
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Postby FrodoTook » Tue May 15, 2012 12:12 pm

Ahhh

A 6th month chip


Sometimes it does take me being hit on my head with a hammer to make me understand.

Subtle references still tend to elude me and my mind goes far astray.

Now that I know...please do know Oreo that I wish you well.

Always, my friend.
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Postby FrodoTook » Tue May 15, 2012 12:14 pm

Gwen wrote:Holy Crap! It's been thousand years since I've seen this place and that form letter is still hilarious. Love it.


:rofl:

Cheers Torcers!!

<===== Hey Look!

10 years!


I see you Gwen :)

Cheers to YOU. :)

Happy 10th and beyond.
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Postby orodreth111 » Tue May 15, 2012 1:06 pm

..Thanks FT. :) ....Gwen, good to see you....It occurs to me that I might actually make Mariner this year...Now THAT is some QUALITY posting.... :lol:
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Postby FrodoTook » Tue May 15, 2012 1:25 pm

orodreth111 said..

It occurs to me that I might actually make Mariner this year...Now THAT is some QUALITY posting....


Such a spammer. :lol:

Get that Mariner shield Oreo.

You have sailed the rough seas long enough to obtain and fully deserve it.

I look forward to joining in on the celebration.

However long it takes to get there.

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Please don't do an HFB or SOH thing.
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Postby Cock-Robin » Tue May 15, 2012 10:03 pm

Go for it, Oreo!
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Postby The,real,Maeglin » Thu May 17, 2012 6:59 am

*edited* sorry nothing to see here. :twisted:
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Postby Treagol » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:45 pm

Hi Orodreth111, I need a form letter for the kind of member that drops by every 3 to 4 years to see what is going on around here, posts a couple of times, says "hello" to old friends, and then leaves again. If you could whip something like that up, I would greatly appreciate it. :wink: :lol:
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Postby EntwifeLost » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:40 pm

:roll: They see me rolling, they hating. Patrolling and trying to catch me posting dirty.... :roll: Cackles
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Postby Lily Rose » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:24 pm

Treagol wrote:Hi Orodreth111, I need a form letter for the kind of member that drops by every 3 to 4 years to see what is going on around here, posts a couple of times, says "hello" to old friends, and then leaves again. If you could whip something like that up, I would greatly appreciate it. :wink: :lol:


Agreed. And then another for those who disappear for a few years and then inexplicably show up, and wish to make a grand entrance. :wink:
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Re: The "Farewell to Torc" form letter.....

Postby FrodoTook » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:11 pm

This grand thread was recently mentioned.

In my opinion, It deserves being read again.

I loved it then and I love it now Oreo.

You prompted us to think and some of us to respond.

I thank you for that Oreo...my TORC and Tull pal.
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Re: The "Farewell to Torc" form letter.....

Postby orodreth111 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:08 pm

FT, thank you for the bump. I am actually flattered that this thread is still considered a TORC classic. We were all so wrapped up in the politics of the MB back then. These days I am happy to read and not try to run this place. I never had any success at it anyway. :P I'm so glad it is still here and I love the people that make it what it is. Just took my boys to see the Hobbit yesterday and it is still as magical now as it was when my grandmother handed me a 1972 leather bound copy for Christmas in 1973. Inscribed it read, "To my grandson Christopher, welcome to the land of hobbits and make believe, love La Grande Dame, christmas 1973"..I still have it and it actually defined a good part of my life. I will never use my own form letter as I love this place very much. Cheers all and Happy New Year......:)
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Re: The "Farewell to Torc" form letter.....

Postby FrodoTook » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:25 pm

Oreo

It is so very cool to know your Grandmother gifted you with The Hobbit and your introduction to Middle-earth.

I absolutely love her inscription and am so happy for you.

Well worth repeating...
"To my grandson Christopher, welcome to the land of hobbits and make believe, love La Grande Dame, christmas 1973"


Man oh man, that is so very special.

Also way cool you got to see the movie with your sons.

My 4 year granddaughter ( Autumn ) is visiting us for the holidays and I have been reading The Hobbit to her. Just as I did for my two children. She and I are having a grand time.

Wonderful to see you Oreo and thank you for sharing your love of your grandmother, of your sons and of Tolkien.

Cheers and Happy New Year to you and yours as well.
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Re: The "Farewell to Torc" form letter.....

Postby Cock-Robin » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:30 pm

Yes, this letter will always be a classic, Oreo!
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Re: The "Farewell to Torc" form letter.....

Postby Gwen » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:34 pm

Holy Crap it's still totally funny.

How is that even possible?

I love the part about responding to your own post 37 times...among other things.

Chuckles.
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Re: The "Farewell to Torc" form letter.....

Postby Drogo Baggins » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:44 pm

The vibe of the Cookieman at TORC finally reached me and I had to check it out.... :D :D :D

Hope things are continuing to go well. Maybe we'll both reach Mariner this year :roll: Though you are way ahead of me.... :spammer: :P
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Postby Gilaglar » Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:22 am

orodreth111 wrote:It occurs to me that I might actually make Mariner this year...


I'm right behind you!
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Re: The "Farewell to Torc" form letter.....

Postby orodreth111 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:18 pm

..I still love this thread, and I still haven't made Mariner. :lol:

Oh well....
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Re: The "Farewell to Torc" form letter.....

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:22 pm

Only 72 to go!!!!!

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