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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:28 pm

ARGH !
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Postby EarthRise » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:36 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:
Rainswept wrote:
EarthRise wrote:Hey peeps!


EarthRise!

Man welcome back! It's been forever, and you've missed SOO much, we'll try to catch you up.

To begin with, Ken Worley is now the head Admin. Zankou is due to be a father in about 3 months. RRR is writing the official sequal to the Gospel of FSM. BlackBart has left us to become a Scientologist. Turns out WoE is actually a woman. And Capellini and I are going to be married in the fall.

Did I leave anything out guys?

You forgot to mention that I have been unanimously elected Supreme Ruler of the Universe.


That's it. I'm leaving.
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Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:39 pm

EarthRise wrote:That's it. I'm leaving.

The universe?
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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:11 am

Hey, let's not forget that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was resurrected for the sole purpose of documenting the mysteries I solve daily.
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Postby TwistedSister » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:06 pm

Welcome mtl78!! Explore and have fun, there is plenty o'mental going on around here!
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:36 am

mtl78 wrote:Avast!

I have only recently been touched by His Noodly Appendage. A most refreshing experience.
That's what she said.

Sorry, but it had to be done. Welcome!
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby tris » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:38 pm

mtl78 wrote:Avast!
I have only recently been touched by His Noodly Appendage. A most refreshing experience.
Can I just say that the "Hate Mail" section has some of the funniest stuff I have read in a long time? Some people really putting the "fun" into fundamentalism there. Or are they putting the "mentalism" in?

A bit of "fun", but mostly "mentalism".... at the risk of seeming a pedant I herewith wish to attract the attention of all you budding pirates to the meaning of the term "avast”. I found the following at http://www.wisegeek.com/to-a-pirate-what-does-avast-mean.htm

To a pirate or any member of the nautical community, “avast” means to stop or desist. The term avast has been integrated so thoroughly into piratespeak that few individuals are aware of the actual meaning of the phrase. It is commonly misused in place of “ahoy,” which is a nautical greeting. Individuals who would like to talk like a pirate accurately may want to invest in a nautical dictionary or do some research on traditional sailing terms.
The word "avast" was first documented in 1681, and likely originated from a Dutch sailing term, houd vast, which means to hold fast. The term could refer to military action or the necessity to hold firmly onto ropes and lines aboard a ship. Avast has been widely used in the maritime community ever since as an interjection much like stop or halt.
Like other nautical terms, avast has been integrated into the speech of other communities of individuals. Along with phrases like “me hearties,” “weigh anchor,” and “arr,” the term has been adopted by a portion of the counterculture movement which values the freedom traditionally associated with piracy. While pirates are romanticized in modern society, they lived difficult and often unpleasant lives. Modern day pirates pose a serious risk to shipping traffic in areas off the coast of Africa and in parts of Asia. It is assumed that most landlubbers masquerading as pirates merely wish to imbue their lives with a nautical flavor.
Avast should be used to attract attention, much in the way that someone shouts “stop” to a driver who is at risk of colliding with something. The term could be used in a casual greeting if the individuals in question were across a crowded room or another public area where getting attention might be difficult. Avast can also be used on a ship, of course, to indicate that a sailor needs to cease what he or she is doing, especially in an emergency situation.
Talking like a pirate or sailor does require some research, as some of the language can get quite complex. Salting your speech with a few nautical terms such as ahoy and avast can make your social experiences more entertaining, and come in very useful on International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th). People who are interested in learning more about pirates and nautical language may want to consider looking up “pirates” in their favorite search engine.
Fascinating stuff, ain't it?!!
Oh.... I also found this pearl of data.... Blackbart might be interested..... it seems that his namesake was a bit of a "nancy-boy"!
Black Bart's character was rather curious. Although he was ruthless, he also imposed strong moral rules on members of his crew; by signing the ship's articles, pirates agreed to refrain from bringing women on board, for example, and they were also not permitted to play cards or fight on board ship. Black Bart himself was a teetotaler, preferring tea to coffee, and also a bit of a dandy, preferring to dress in clothing more befitted to a gentleman than a pirate.
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby ChowMein » Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:05 pm

TAICHI !?

IS THET YE !?

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Postby ACBarakas » Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:44 pm

Hello I am pastafarian ACBarakas.
I'm happy to be here. Coming to this page puts a smile on my face.

I am a member of the bizarre musicians alliance, and I plan to put some media together in honor of FSM.

i'll be in the songs n hymns area :)

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Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:04 am

Hi Apostate! I do hope it won't be another eight months before we see you again!

And welcome to ACBarakas and all the others. Please don't be shy!

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Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:03 pm

Hi, and welcome! I do find it amusing that a food based god can be referred to as a 'diety'!

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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby zinc alloy » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:30 pm

Hi all, zinc alloy here.

My first post after visiting the FSM site for some time now.
Not sure what to say until I have had a good trawl through what's on here.

Happily I can get here from my work computer so more likely to be posting when I'm on nights which is one week every month. Being in England I'm hoping while I'm on nights a few of you should be awake so i won't be talking to myself.

Anyway, I'm probably quite old for this site but who cares? I am a proud Pastafarian and so is my 6 year old son, much to my wife's bewilderment (she's an athiest also but has yet to be touched by His Noodly Goodness).

Look forward to chatting with you good people soon.
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:44 pm

zinc alloy wrote:Hi all, zinc alloy here.

My first post after visiting the FSM site for some time now.
Not sure what to say until I have had a good trawl through what's on here.

Happily I can get here from my work computer so more likely to be posting when I'm on nights which is one week every month. Being in England I'm hoping while I'm on nights a few of you should be awake so i won't be talking to myself.

Anyway, I'm probably quite old for this site but who cares? I am a proud Pastafarian and so is my 6 year old son,much to my wife's bewilderment (she's an athiest also but has yet to be touched by His Noodly Goodness).

Look forward to chatting with you good people soon.


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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby TwistedSister » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:21 pm

zinc alloy wrote:Anyway, I'm probably quite old for this site but who cares?

Not as young as some, but not as old as the rest of us!
If you see a little lad dressed like a pirate with a lolli in his mouth, run away very fast.
Welcome!

(edit-forgot the pirate)
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby TwistedSister » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:18 pm

Ozzy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (oh, I take it you didn't mean Osbourne)
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