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April 15th, 2018, 4:53 pm #1

I was quite surprised and happy to read an email update from 'the old forums' in my inbox this morning. I just wanted to stop in to to say hello to everyone, and I hope you enjoy your time here.

I still look back fondly on the seasons of Lost in Serenity and Finding Serenity that I took part in. I was in my late teens and really enjoyed the opportunity to explore my creative writing side, which is most definitely not my area of comfort. But as you will all agree, there is something about the Firefly universe that evokes a need to tell fun stories, build characters and explore the 'Verse.

I love how this forum has continuously recreated itself. Stories would come to a natural close and users would come and go. At each turning point, just when it seemed that the site itself would come to a natural conclusion, the members came together to plan some really creative ways to keep the site running, keep people returning to the site, and draw in new fans of the show.

Looking back on the archives, I am amazed at how much posting went on, and the incredibly creative ways we approached story telling. One of my favourite story framing devices was the "Jobs" section (I think part of season 2?) where we would post "contracts" which formed a jumping off point for a new "episode". It was a great homage to the show itself.

This new pure free-form RP is a great idea to relaunch the site for those who still want to play. Less planning and communication between story posts is needed, and people can come in when they are able and cooperate to tell a fun story.

BIG THANKS to my fellow moderators and players from many years ago. This is definitely not a full list (sorry to those I missed) and probably a couple are the same person and I have forgotten:

loneviking, Ian Dugan, Caliope, Tristan Dustfoot, William Greene, Rolemancer, Glorianna, Lear_West, Trina, Anthony Ludovicci, Grav, Lupin, Benjamin, CaptainNickHunter, Tojoyama, Aries, JackWolfe, Argyle, PurpleRiver, Becker, scoro, Grav, ribsource, The_Samurai, Perko, Robyn, Boa, Tyson Hazard, browncoat_pinky, Gwinifred Reyes, Broderick, Kallimax, Harper, Ebony, Willy, Spartan

If I can figure out how to carve out some time in my life, I might start up a character again. It is a great distraction from "life". Until then, I look forward to lurking on the forums and reading the stories as they unfold.

Best wishes,
Arbiter (Sean McNeill - Ontario, Canada - proud LiSbian)
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April 15th, 2018, 5:45 pm #2

It was a genuine pleasure to be in any thread narrated by you, even more so to then get the opportunity to staff with you. I'd have a very similar memory of LiS - late teens, a big creative release, a deep world filled with interesting characters in the RP and then lovely and fun people in the OOC. Some serious memories of every incarnation of this site, so here's to you and the many others that made those happy memories possible!
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April 15th, 2018, 10:09 pm #3

Arbiter – I could barely believe my eyes, waking up to see you’d come and gone in the night to drop off little bundles of nostalgic joy. You’re the LiS santa.

Thanks for all you did in the early days, how you helped build this place into what it was. I still remember when I first showed up (as Tris D), having never touch an online writing style RP, let alone a fan-base like that of Firefly’s, and I had stars in my eyes whenever you’d pop into a thread. So wise.

I hope all is well with you friend, and that you do manage to find that slice of life to invest in this little gem. You’re part of the landscape here and you always will be.
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April 16th, 2018, 3:53 am #4

*Grins* Howdy all.



*Co-creator, sister of Cobb*

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April 16th, 2018, 3:58 am #5

This little thread is now making me sick with glee
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April 16th, 2018, 4:00 am #6

Makes me feel tiny!
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April 16th, 2018, 5:22 am #7

If I remember correctly Arbiter was one of the first Narrators I'd RP'd with. I think Ironhorn was another. x.x it's all been too long.
Kenji Akechi 19Feb06-09Jul06, Darien Dayshadow 27Jan06-01May06
Flame 27Feb2006 - 23Apr2006,Daniel Perdue 06Feb2006 ? 21Apr2006

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~With all my fears, and sorrows close. I'm hanging on, just hanging on.~
~I wish that you were with me, to sail the sky Serenity.~
~Then take me high, or take me low, then to the end where I may go.~
~If I can stand then I shall pass. Pass beyond this night of black, pass beyond this night of black.~
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April 16th, 2018, 5:22 am #8

Yep... definitely feeling tiny! lol
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April 16th, 2018, 2:48 pm #9

Lot of faces I haven't seen in years. I share your sentiments and your home province Arb!
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April 16th, 2018, 2:50 pm #10

Big hugs to Scoro, just cause
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