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  1. elvenwhore

    It's time to spill your guts

    lol me too - picking alts was never, ever a strength of my modship. I could never pick them (unless they didn't change the IP address), and even in the times when someone outed themselves, I'd just be all like, "well, shit, I never knew that." Frigging hopeless with alts, I am edit: woohoo, double post!
  2. elvenwhore

    It's time to spill your guts

    I made it thought 2045 but, yeah, made it through Probably a good thing to pull the pin, save yourself from watching what they did to poor Togusa But yeah, classic and original all the way! We have the dvds and she loves the credits. The problem with her being into Big People stuff is that I have to censor and either be quick on the FF button, or know what's in each episode But a scene here and there, she's loving it so far. I like to ruin things
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    What's on your mind?

    Awww, you two are so sweet
  4. elvenwhore

    It's time to spill your guts

    I can see how that is going to play out here and I think you're right, Fenn My daughter is 4.5 years old, so she has no interest in computers yet. But she's already a huge fan of Doctor Who, The Lord Of The Rings, and she likes dancing to anime theme songs. Just today she started showing interest in Ghost In The Shell. Definitely a little geek in training here
  5. So we've heard the sad news. But Atomic means many things to many people, and all of us have memories of our time spent (and misspent, and ill spent!) over the years. There's been moments of pure gold, moments of heartbreak and heartache and heart warming, moments of hilarity. Things that only Atomicans can understand, things that only Atomicans will remember. Things that could only ever have happened here, with all you gloriously magnificent people Personally, to my dear BrisAtomicans (when you're not piking), I salute you all. This was my first Atomic meet, ever This was one of our many Zombie Walks featuring my favourite traffic controller encounter This was my most recent RL meet, Meet 17 - but we will all make it so that it was not the last!!! Atomic meets are one of the things I'll remember (and miss) the most. Fun fact about the first Atomic meet I ever went to - it was held in Captain Burke Park under the Story Bridge. In 2013, I ended up living just a couple of blocks away from this park, and I used to walk there most days when my daughter was a newborn, and took her there to play all the time. Small world The first time I got on a plane, I did so for an Atomic meet in Sydney. And, years later, Meet 17 was my first overnight away from my little girl So who's up for a walk down memory lane before we log off for the last time? What kind of gold can we dig up from the web archives or our hard drives?
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    Atomic Farewell Video Project

    Oh I do like my swears, yes Oh shit, won't be able to swear in the video, I'll have to be nice! Fffffffff...
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    Come for a walk down memory lane...

    No need for blackmail, I'll out myself. I'm in one of those pictures wearing a blue tye-dyed shirt THAT I AM WEARING TODAY. FFS. I've gotta learn to let shit go!
  8. elvenwhore

    Just shy of a month ...

    MY OLD HOUSEMATE IS IN THAT LINK AND LIKE WTF HOW DID I FORGET THAT HAPPENED?? edit: right up until this minute, I would have sworn black and blue that my life was completely untouched by the Atomic Nekkid comps, completely untouched. But that is not so. Now the memories are coming back. Geeeeeeez. Right at the eleventh hour, thanks for that @Chaos.Lady
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    It's time to spill your guts

    I never created an alt (that I remember), but elvenwhore is not my first account. I changed names a couple of years in, but said nothing because I didn't post enough for it to make a difference I came here with my two housemates at the time, two guys I'd also gone to high school with; segger and ColdBurn. Most of the BrisAtomicans know segger but ColdBurn didn't stay for long*. He's not a rules guy I was the one who wrote the review for The Witcher 2 in Atomic, it was credited to "EW" by David So many awesome Atomicans I wish I'd kept closer contact with, but let contact fade away because insecurity told me not to bother them and I listened to that edit: *he stayed long enough to participate in an Atomic Nekkid Comp and I'd completely forgotten that but Chaos posted about it and I saw the picture and now all the memories are coming back!
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    The Atomic era concludes and we were magnificent

    Yeah, I should have put a 'sometimes' in there. Not everything I said was cringe-worthy. Fucking verbose, though, and I've never lost that. You should see a text message from me, bloody 'ell! I always had a lot of respect for you and your posts. As they say, embrace the person you used to be, because that's who got you to where you are now
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    The Atomic era concludes and we were magnificent

    So many beautiful, familiar names Warms the heart Atomic first came out when I was 20, I believe. But I know what you mean. Atomic has been with me through the most formative of my years; through sharehouses and housemates and shit IT jobs and through the big life things. The magazine was kindred spirits and the forums felt like home It really did make a huge difference in my life, the magazine and the forums and the community all. I was a really shy, timid computer nerd who had just moved to a city after having grown up in a small country town and I didn't really know anyone or have friends of my own. I didn't even really know myself. But through the magazine, the forums and the community, I was able to make connections, to make friends, to share laughs, and to not feel so out of place for having all my geeky and gaming interests. Atomic came into my life at a time when I was really going out on my own and finding my feet, my place in the world and my sense of identity. And it helped me in all those things. And, I daresay, I'm not the only one. And I'm glad to read I'm not the only one who thinks back on all my old posts and cringes
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    Can't remember your login details?

    *waves* a-hoi hoi
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    The Atomic shut down conspiracy thread

    It's them, I'm telling you! Driving up hit counts, views, pulling in more traffic to the site, we're all refreshing the thread and the forums more... I won't be asleep any longer!
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    Atomic Farewell Video Project

    Yeah, write that down, else that's your 15 seconds used up in your username alone! Especially if you vocalise your elipsis...
  15. elvenwhore

    Just shy of a month ...

    Oh fuck! Oh my goodness, what a time that was. And yet again, another battle Ben fought for us
  16. elvenwhore

    The Atomic shut down conspiracy thread

    It's Telstra. Trying to get us all to use up our bandwidth. Bastidges!
  17. elvenwhore

    The Atomic era concludes and we were magnificent

    We were magnificent, weren't we? It's been said so many times over the years that Atomic wasn't just a magazine, or a website, or a forum, but a community. And so many of us have felt that, over the years, in so many different ways for so many different reasons. I know I have. A stereotypical introverted, shy computer nerd, but in coming to Atomic I ended up with a group of built-in BrisAtomic crew friends (when one or more of us weren't piking!). I worked with some, I sharehoused with some, I married one (non-forum magazine reader), I partied and BBQ'd and blood splattered and shuffled and LAN'd with all. And the very first time I got on a plane in my life, it was to fly to Sydney to attend a RL Atomic meet All because a housemate brought home that fateful first issue of Atomic. Atomic has woven itself into the fabric of my life and I consider myself extremely fortunate for that It's been said that a lady never reveals her age, but I'm not a lady, I'm an elvenwhore It has occurred to me that by the time Atomic officially concludes, it will have existed for exactly half my lifespan. I will therefore have lived exactly half my life without Atomic, and half with it. If my maths stands. Cool Thank you to Ben, for everything, just everything. You did good, boy, you did good I WILL SEE YOU ALL AT THE MEET BECAUSE IT WILL HAPPEN!! Until then, let's Atomic the shit out of our remaining time together here And I will see as many of you on the flipside as I can
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    My new favourite hobby is browsing coronavirus memes, so if it has been a conspiracy from the start, it's Telstra, to get us to use up all our data.
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    what was the kids TV show with the salamanders?

    This thread is pure gold Although reading some of the descriptions, those of us who grew up in the 80's stand a good chance at being subtly warped for life, given some of the strange shit we watched as kids. I am ok with that.
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    Terror attack in NZ

    I'm all for upping my daily quote of profanity by swapping swear words in for other words, and sexism or genderism aside, dicks can be useful and entertaining... so I guess you're right, have to go with something else. Terrorist doesn't sound quite strong enough for something like this, though. I mean, just fucking wtf
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    Where is your god now

    I'm now sitting here with this weird mix in my head, of Trent Reznor screaming the chorus to Heresy in Chuck Shurley's face. I think God probably facepalmed himself stupid eons ago, watching us flail about like chronic idiots. Either that, or he's just got himself some popcorn and watching the inevitable so he can start again.
  22. elvenwhore

    Coffee... Bacon... COFFEE BACON!

    Nah, I'm far too lazy for that. Do what ye will It sounds interesting, although I'm not a fan of coffee so even when I did eat meat, it may have caused me to give it the sideways eye. My uncle was a butcher so even though I know nothing about the trade, I do commend your interesting approach, DEVERE!
  23. elvenwhore

    Happy Invasion Day

    January 1st is my birthday, it's already awesome If commemorating the date of Federation (which, to my mind, always made sense) is too busy because it's already my birthday (oh, and New Year's, whatevs), then the date that kick-started the process of Federation - October 24th - has always seemed like a valid alternative to me (the date that Sir Henry Parkes made his speech in Tenterfield calling for Federation). March 8 seems another intelligent alternative to me as well. I've never been particularly attached to the date of Jan 26th, my family just treated it as another public holiday much like the Queen's Birthday. We never do anything for ol' Queeny's birthday, it's just a day off. So I've never been particularly bothered by talk of moving Australia Day. Go ahead, I don't mind one way or another,; as Leonid said, plenty of other dates to choose from. Gotta get a public holiday out of it, though! That's the Australian way But I also agree that faffing about with symbolism without actually doing anything behind it isn't going to achieve a great deal for disadvantaged groups, either. I'd love everyone to come to the table to work on significant issues. I might be reaching for the sky a bit there, though.
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    Atomic Heroes and Superheroes v4

    2007?? Aw geez, and I just had a birthday, Nich..., you're really doubling down on the make-me-feel-old thing, aren't you!