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    Magazine Clearout!

    We (AccessDenied, me, and the Minininja) are doing a massive declutter - the kind that involves a skip and a lot of trips to the Lifeline book warehouse. We have about 150 issues of Atomic magazine and they are all going... so if there are any crazy collectors out there - if you're missing an issue - or if you lost that one issue that has your prized hotbox circa 2008 - give us a shout in the next couple of weeks and we'll post it off to you!
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    Wrapped up like a douche

    oh my god, you know AccessDenied will always sing about that holy bloody duck. I'M NOT HAVING ANY DUCKS IN ME!
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    Site Maintenance 22nd January

    tbh I don't think it was ever that bad on Atomic. It was the US-based sites that always went down for backup when they were asleep but it was peak Aussie o'clock...
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    Site Maintenance 22nd January

    Back in my day we didn't even know about the scheduled maintenance, which happened daily for one hour. But did we complain? Yeah of course we fucken did
  5. There was a much better recording of the Barry Manilow parody by an Australian a capella group The Phones, but they disappeared before the internet became a thing. If you need some TLC we could all go listen to Waterfalls?
  6. Hey, we're classy!
  7. That... was possibly the fastest answer we've had. Your turn, flip!
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    The most special people

    "Let's do something really *Atomic* to honour our new bunch of heroes... ooh, I know, let's argue about colour shades on the tags!" "First of all, that idea is gold. Second, that's teal..."
  9. sorry lovelies! Got sidetracked! Okay, a song, a song, my kingdom for a song... YW by WT GL!
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    Some great reads

    Chris, I got into Jack Heath because he is a Canberra boy, but I've kept reading because damn if the boy ain't seriously talented. We have some amazing local writers these days, serious talents who are starting to make a living out of their writing. I'm loving it.
  11. ARGH! FRENCH! AIR! Kelly Watch the Stars by Air!
  12. That K could be for Know, the W either 'with' or a basic question (who what why when where). Haven't got it yet though.
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    Some great reads

    Good idea, it's always time to reread Good Omens! I got Hangman by Jack Heath for Christmas. It's his first book for adults. Usually he writes gripping action/adventure for pre-teens and teens. This, however, is Definitely Not Suitable For Kids. It's about a guy who helps out on cases for the FBI in Texas, and he's... a little odd. There's a really, really good reason why this story can only take place in Texas, and nowhere else in the English speaking world. It's so far out of my usual reading comfort zone (the only crime books I read usually are cosy mysteries - this is pretty full on) and I absolutely love it to bits. It's a really easy read, nothing too dense, never a dull moment, not too much deep introspection either. Reeeeaaaaaad iiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!!!!!1
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    So - who's around these days?

    Then hang around a bit more!
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    Moving house

    All things considered, I'm *delighted* your Mum was driving you nuts at Christmas!
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    Moving house

    Hang in there Chris - you're doing all the right things and you can always come and have a vent here if you need to. (Here, virtually, on Atomic - or here, virtually, in my PM inbox - or here, physically, I know it's a long way but if you're passing through shout, okay? We haven't moved.)
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    So - who's around these days?

    This is all quite confusing. I am elderly and it's 2am. Possibly should read this thread again tomorrow and figure it out...
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    The most special people

    Legit crying here, Ben. We're only here because of the people. Sure, there's that whole tech side of the forums, and we were mostly drawn here by that, but I've been hanging out here for fifteen years. That isn't because of the tech, it's because of the people. This thread has some of my best friends in it, old friends, solid friends. People I've helped. People I've argued with. Couple people I've snogged while drunk... plenty of people who have helped me, listened to me, taught me amazing things. To the new heroes, welcome to the club. Nich will be around shortly to sign over your key to the special bathroom with the nice towels and proper toilet paper. Meanwhile, you're right, Ben. This Atomic needs more pi...
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    Magazine Clearout!

    SquallStrife, if you narrow it down a bit I'll have a look... Are you volunteering to organise one? Cos we would do our best to get there!
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    Magazine Clearout!

    Not quite... Juggs was having a birthday camping trip and mentioned he had never had a birthday cake except bought ones. And I offered to make him one. The carrot and oyster was the Nanny Ogg aphrodisiac version ("carrot so's you can see in the dark, oysters so's you've got something to look at"). What actually happened was this: "I'll bake you a birthday cake. What sort would you like?" "Really! OMG, anything?" "Yes, of course." "Um... can I have... carrot cake?" "Yes! But I meant, what shape? What do you want it to look like?" "....wh... b... anything...?" "Yes." "..................................................................................................................... can it look like... b00bs?" "Yes, Juggs. With cherries on top." And that's how I own a D-cup cake tin.
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    Magazine Clearout!

    LOL - just thumbing through issues to find the ones I need and saw a reference in 2005 to Juggs organising the kickarse birthday camp - and me threatening to bake carrot and oyster cake Although i note that there was no mention of the short story competition we had on the forums in the same month - could that be because my winning short story involved a Green Code and a prostitute...?
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    Magazine Clearout!

    Issue 44 set aside for you Nichers!
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    Magazine Clearout!

    Will look, Nich
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    Magazine Clearout!

    I'll sort through and let you know!
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    Magazine Clearout!

    88, 89, 95 and 96 - all yours, Smadge. Want any of those other gaps filled in?
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