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Chaos.Lady

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  1. Chaos.Lady

    Atomic Farewell Video Project

    So, Nich and I would like to do something special as a memorial of atomic and it's glory. Something for all of us to point to and feel that we have something tangible showing who we were. So we are proposing a collaborative video. We would like everyone to contribute, a final hurrah showing what we, as a community, can do. Here's what you need to do: 1. Write yourself some notes for what you are going to say. To make it easier, Nich and I are going to ask you a question. "What does atomic mean to you?" Include your atomic forum name as well, as part of an intro, or even better write it on a piece of paper you can hold during the video. We want to know who you are! You can start out with something like "Chaoslady here, atomic to me is all about... " Or "Hey, this is Chaoslady, atomic is..." etc etc. Make it your own. Make it heartfelt. Make it show the world what atomic is to you. 2. Time your response. We're looking at using up to 20 seconds of video from each user, please try not to go over this. If you just want to say one word, that's cool too. 10-15 seconds is probably perfect, and it's way more time than you would expect. 3. Video yourself with the response. Phone video is fine - you don't need a camera setup or anything. Quality is going to be screen quality, not any sort of high res. Don't bother with fancy codecs or formats. Simple video files are great. They will be imported and cut together using Vegas Movie Studio 16 which natively supports AAC, AA3, AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, HEVC formats. If you can't get it into that format, just let me or Nich know and we can probably work out a conversion. 4. Either upload the video to some cloud storage and send me the link or attach it directly to an email to me. Email to atomicrego@gmail.com should find me or Nich. If you have trouble with this, again let me or Nich know and we can work something out for you. 5. The final edited video will be uploaded to Youtube after I receive all video submissions and edit it together. Links will be posted to the you-tube video for everyone to see. THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT!!! I have to have all submissions by 1 June to give me time to get it together before we lose the site. Link to the youtube video will also be posted on the Reddit, FB and discord groups. Get to it people!
  2. Chaos.Lady

    Atomic Farewell Video Project

    Not toooooo late yet!
  3. Chaos.Lady

    Atomic Farewell Video Project

    Because I'm away and left Nich in charge, videos will be accepted until Wednesday now. So get 'em in!!!
  4. Chaos.Lady

    All I ever wanted was to be a mod

    The side effects on the implant are... Nasty. I had one for years and years and no-one ever told me what it was actually doing to me. Now I'm hormonally completely farked. My gyne had never seen levels like mine.
  5. Chaos.Lady

    Atomic Farewell Video Project

    So... So far I can see 3 videos. C'mon guys - get to it!
  6. Chaos.Lady

    For our fallen brethren

    I have no words. Twinny and I had our differences occasionally, but he was a great guy. I have a number of wonderful (but very fuzzy) memories of drunken debauchery with him on or after various meets. He was easy to feel safe with. It always felt like he had my back and while his sense of the absurd was often dry and biting, he softened everything he did with the knowledge that there was just a genuinely nice guy under the snark. RIP hun. I can only echo the sentiments of others... you will be missed.
  7. Chaos.Lady

    Neighbours huge tree

    I'm not trying to flex anything and I wouldn't assume where anyone will be in a month. All I know is that it won't be here. I'm pointing out a polite thing because it's easy to get caught and mess people around. I've been caught on the date thing in the past and it's not fun to discover that you are replying to something long forgotten. And I've always been a fuddy duddy. You know that. I'm happy for people to post and resurrect old memories. I'm only asking that they link to them rather than bringing them back as has ALWAYS been the policy. Because there is very good reasons for it. Surely that's not a big ask?
  8. Chaos.Lady

    The Atomic era concludes and we were magnificent

    Powerplay lost first tho.
  9. Chaos.Lady

    The Atomic shut down conspiracy thread

    YOU ARE BREAKING MY BRAIN HERE!!!
  10. Chaos.Lady

    The Atomic shut down conspiracy thread

    I thought white was the presence of all colors and black the absence...
  11. Chaos.Lady

    Neighbours huge tree

    You can read the thread from a link which still highlights its existence, and it's REALLY easy to not notice the dates on a thread. The aversion is to prevent confusion from people responding to comments made ages ago without realising. People obviously aren't as eagle-eyed as you are with the dates. I missed the fact that the abortion thread was actually years old until it was pointed out just a couple of days ago. As you say, we are nearly dead anyway, so whatever. But I'm still trying to keep things as they should be around here, while the water swells at my feet and the lifeboats are pushed off. It's not a matter of relaxing the rules (but yes, the rule has always been that necro'd threads are immediately locked) and I haven't locked the thread you will notice. I'm just pointing out a way to be polite to dumbarses like me who don't always note the dates on a thread. The universe from nothing discussion was really interesting, but I'm not sure what the point would be of reviving the old thread. Creating your own with a link to the original conversation would allow the discussion to continue just as well. And it's not hard to refer back to another thread if you need to.
  12. Chaos.Lady

    Neighbours huge tree

    hey thehung, it's appreciated if you link to the post you want to mention rather than necromancy the original. Sometimes people miss the fact that a thread is very old and don't realise it's not a current topic and wasn't created recently. I know a lot of people are going to be trawling very old posts for the next couple of weeks, so it will be a lot less confusing for everyone if years old threads don't suddenly make a comeback. This has been a PSA.
  13. I love this news article. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-17/banksy-bathroom-art-coronavirus-lockdown-united-kingdom/12156326 1. Banksy is the greatest artist ever. 2. Working from home is presenting some interesting challenges for everyone. Including the partners of those working from home. Leaving this conversation wide open if anyone wants to wax poetic on all things Art or bitch about working from home.
  14. Which is why Leonid keeps trying to give him his "U" back...
  15. Just to be fair to said religious nutbag, this thread was started before the end of times was announced. Not denying ANYTHING you have said, but, you know, being fair...
  16. Chaos.Lady

    It's time to spill your guts

    ChildofChaos has been and will always remain, in oh SO many ways, a child of chaos wherever he may be.
  17. Chaos.Lady

    Where are Virt's lips?

    Your lips aren't in the right place for that to be true.
  18. Chaos.Lady

    The Atomic era concludes and we were magnificent

    I've been tossing up about posting this, as I'm not really much of one for this kind of post. But here goes. Hope it's not too "wall of text". Back in Feb 2001 I was idly perusing the local newsagency and ran across atomic. It looked interesting, so I grabbed a copy and took it home. I can't remember if there was mention of the forums there, but I think there was somewhere. Anyway, after a couple of weeks I had some time and decided to go looking. I watched anonymously without logging in for a month or so, until someone finally posted something I felt strongly enough about to reply on. I forget my first nickname, I think it had some ridiculous capitalization or something, but it was very generic. I made maybe 5 posts under that and just watched. Finally, there was a scandal and outing of a fish that was pretending to be a girl. I realised just how few ladies were part of the forum (Gramyre being the only one I think I actually identified as female at the time) and wanting to perhaps help with this imbalance. So Chaos.Lady was born. People, as expected, immediately took me to be another pretender to the feminine, which I thought was funny. I had so much fun chatting to Pom and turning up to the very first paintball meet, watching sudden realignment of expectations occur all around me. Then at the next meet, and the next. Organising, participating, suggesting. Hanging out on the Forums and IRC. Chilling out with atomican friends. Atomic has stolen my care, my attention and my heart. It became my family during the years. It seems like the saga that is days of our atomic lives has always been part of me. I've had my shoulder sobbed on, partied hard, played hard, and even beaten Ben Mansill at pool. I remember lining up the black for that final shot and then suddenly hearing everything around me go completely silent, as 30-40 atomicans held their breath - stopping and watching. The love I felt wash over me at that moment, will remain with me always. It defines atomic for me in all of its complexities, its sagas and its moments in time, caught in my memory like a picture in a bubble. There were many, many, MANY more moments that became and will remain part of me and who I am, that happened on these forums, in IRC or IRL. And who I am has always been and will always be, who you see. AtomicMPC. Atomic. Atomican. Me. Out Of Time - Kenneth Slessor I saw Time flowing like a hundred yachts That fly behind the daylight, foxed with air; Or piercing, like the quince-bright, bitter slats Of sun gone thrusting under Harbour's hair. So Time, the wave, enfolds me in its bed, Or Time, the bony knife, it runs me through. "Skulker, take heart," I thought my own heart said. "The flood, the blade go by - Time flows, not you!" Vilely, continuously, stupidly, Time takes me, drills me, drives through bone and vein, So water bends the seaweeds in the sea, The tide goes over, but the weeds remain. Time, you must cry farewell, take up the track, And leave this lovely moment at your back! Time leaves the lovely moment at his back, Eager to quench and ripen, kiss or kill; To-morrow begs him, breathless for his lack, Or beauty dead entreats him to be still. His fate pursues him; he must open doors, Or close them, for that pale and faceless host Without a flag, whose agony implores Birth to be flesh, or funeral, to be ghost. Out of all reckoning, out of dark and light, Over the edges of dead Nows and Heres, Blindly and softly, as a mistress might, He keeps appointments with a million years. I and the moment laugh, and let him go, Leaning against his golden undertow. Leaning against the golden undertow, Backward, I saw the birds begin to climb with bodies hailstone-clear, and shadows flow, Fixed in a sweet meniscus, out of Time, Out of the torrent, like the fainter land Lensed in a bubble's ghostly camera, The lighted beach, the sharp and china sand Glitters and waters and peninsula - The moment's world it was; and I was part, Fleshless and ageless, changeless and made free. "Fool, would you leave this country?" cried my heart, But I was taken by the suck of sea. The gulls go down, the body dies and rots, And Time flows past them like a hundred yachts.
  19. Chaos.Lady

    Roll Call!

    Okay, so I was wondering (due to a discussion in another thread - http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=55689) about the general length of membership of our currently active members. UUrrrghghghgh. So I created a poll . Anywho... please let me know how long you have been around the traps here. :) C'mon all. Neeeeeeeeeeed stats! :)
  20. Chaos.Lady

    It's time to spill your guts

    You are inferring that. Just as you are inferring your own “knowledge” that you don’t have. Leave it alone and let it RIP, like these forums.
  21. Chaos.Lady

    Where are Virt's lips?

    Of course he is! Women are the superior species...
  22. Chaos.Lady

    It's time to spill your guts

    Virtuoso was not an alt of anyone you would probably recognise. He had a number of comic alts of a few posts, but not much of note. He only had one alt he used semi-regularly, and it wouldn’t have told you anything about him. People have been making guesses for years, few know the real person and no-one who does is talking. Anyone who thinks they have “figured it out” hasn’t. And the vague Facebook discussion is also wildly all over the place with random guesses. The forum is nearly gone. We should enjoy the time we have left together without worrying about “outing” someone who hasn’t returned to defend himself against incorrect and wild guesswork.
  23. Chaos.Lady

    Where are Virt's lips?

    High is lips, low is neck.
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