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Topic Subject:The Last Goodbye
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 12-23-14 01:26 PM EDT (US)         
I saw the Hobbit part 3 last night.

The trilogy has turned out to be somewhat different from Lord of the Rings, hasn't it? It doesn't seem quite the same. I very much enjoyed it, despite the massive departures from the book. It does link by the end into LotR by the end, though.

Very much an end of an era, barring any adaptions of Children of Hurin, though- no more Peter Jackson universe films. Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood and Ian Holme will remain in the Grey Havens. Viggo will always be king and Sauron finished.

It is then with beautiful symmetry, then, that against this familiar crinkled background I announce that I too must away.

This site has been a part of me for many years. Since 2007 I have been staff at BFME2H. I have been posting since 2005. I have over 30,000 posts. I have laughed, I have argued, I have judged and been judged in return. I have missed. I have created. I have locked, and yes, once in a while banned. Though I have met only two people in real life from this site, I count many from here as friends of varying sorts.

Perhaps I wasn't the best for this place. Perhaps no one could have stopped the gradual emptying of these halls. I was apprehensive when Aeneas offered me the job all those years ago about my ability to excel, though I also didn't see the general emptying of HG coming. Perhaps I could have done more. Perhaps I am talking to shades of the past, and echoes of my voice. But I have fond memories of this place, like a captain with a old boat that can just about manage a river. I'd take that over a flashy ocean liner any day.

To be clear, then, I am resigning from my posts of Seraph of BFME2H, TWH, and FMT membership. I arrived at the conclusion a while ago, but was slow and reluctant to put it into effect, but with Atilla TW on the horizon I feel Heavengames does not need an absent member but a dynamic team that can give all that I have given in the past and more right now.
For Alas, I have finished my education. I am seeking employment, or further study. I am taking the next steps into life, and I have not been able to focus my energies at this place in the manner I would have liked for many years.

Blatant is now taking over Seraphship of this place. He asked Terikel to be able to do so, and he has my blessing.

Maybe I'll actually post more again at TWH now I do not feel the pressure of doing something (or is it guilt of not doing something? Perhaps both). I'll probably be findable on facebook- give me an e-mail if you want to find me and haven't before. I think I have most of you.

I have many strong and fond memories. Who has two party threads? The mafias. The arguments between friends. The love for the writings of Middle Earth. The Adventurer's Corner! I know how it ended, even if our writing never quite got there. That is one of the things I have the most pride in of all. What started as simple and a nice bit of fun morphed into something beyond many of our wildest dreams.

The partings, too. Kester, Aeneas and Sir Hugh were and are all the best. Lady A is simply an outstanding woman who was almost like an internet-mother to me at times. I remember Blatant as a forumer, and for him to reach his lofty heights is fantastic. Suicidal Scotsman I shall always miss, and wonder if I could have done more. All who I have served with or posted with in the past have some fond memory attached. Without you all I would be a very different person, and my experiences here would not have been the same, or as colourful. I am ever thankful for you all.


Our times here are often too short, and always draw to a close. But if we strive to leave someone else's world brighter with what little we have at our disposal, then perhaps that is not so bad.

Good luck, all. The road is now calling, and I must away.

James Radcliffe
EnemyofJupitor

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You

[This message has been edited by EnemyofJupitor (edited 12-23-2014 @ 01:31 PM).]

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Bingo Little
Dúnadan
(id: Medusasson)
posted 12-23-14 06:10 PM EDT (US)     1 / 10       
Goodbye, friend.

It's always a little sad checking this forum for updates. Somewhere I really loved, slowly emptying of activity, even though I, of course, am as much to blame for that as anyone else, is kind of sobering.

Good luck out there in the big and scary world. Thanks for helping make this place all the fun that it was.


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Blatant
DoFH Seraph & Director of Seraphs
(id: blatant7)
posted 12-24-14 02:33 PM EDT (US)     2 / 10       
Thanks for everything, EoJ. I've always looked up to you, and you are definitely one of the reasons that this place was so special.

Good luck in all that you do, and I hope you'll pop by from time to time.

Yes, I began my journey alone, and I ended it alone.
But that does not mean that I walked alone. ~ Brandon Sanderson
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 12-25-14 09:28 AM EDT (US)     3 / 10       
Good luck, Blatant. Perhaps gather a few LotR fanatics and focus on that side of things.

And Bingo! Merry Christmas!

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
Arvedui
Messiah of Fail
(id: ashwin13)
posted 12-25-14 06:39 PM EDT (US)     4 / 10       
So you're off, eh?

Seeing you without a color is incredibly weird - but all eras must come to an end. Good luck, EoJ, wherever you go. And I'll certainly be keeping up with it on Facebook.

Here's to old times and old friends and going softly into that night.

Edit: Also, Jupiter is spelled correctly!

"Arvy is randomly full of win." - Skarr
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"I don't watch cartoons, those are for third class people." - Arvy
"Yeah, children, those third class people." - Sails
And because I bet Blatant he wouldn't be orange in two days and lost... HEIL BLATANT!

[This message has been edited by Arvedui (edited 12-25-2014 @ 06:41 PM).]

EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 12-26-14 06:21 AM EDT (US)     5 / 10       
I think it's a script specific to the Pony, actually. I seem to remember someone knocking it together.

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You

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Gaius Colinius
Seraph Emeritus
posted 12-31-14 04:55 AM EDT (US)     6 / 10       
Fare thee well Pennyworth.

-Love Gaius
TWH Seraph, TWH Grand Zinquisitor & Crazy Gaius the Banstick Kid

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Kyr Nelenar
Dúnadan
(id: darkservant)
posted 01-11-15 05:35 PM EDT (US)     7 / 10       
I wanted to go back, to see the mountains of topics, the great halls of the prancing pony... Upon hearing of EoJ's retiring, I have returned to give my farewells and good remembrances... Thank you Jupitor for your years of service to these forums!...

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Catabre
BFME2H Replay Reviewer - Library Guildsman
posted 01-27-15 07:47 PM EDT (US)     8 / 10       
I'm going to miss you EoJ. You've done a ton for this site, and I always enjoyed your companionship.

Hey Kyr, it is good to see you again; it has been a long time.

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Franey
Town Drunk
(id: Franey_rules)
posted 12-13-15 08:32 PM EDT (US)     9 / 10       
Very late, but farewell EoJ! My time here spent talking to you and everyone else will always be a cherished memory.

I tried responding to you all in the prancing pony a while ago but I couldn't get in to my account and gave up. Luckily I remembered the password.

I'm still popping in from time to time and getting that pang of nostalgia.

Sometimes I miss the old days. When's BFME3 coming out? haha

[This message has been edited by Franey (edited 12-13-2015 @ 08:35 PM).]

TaylorFlame
Lizard the Bard
posted 07-10-18 09:08 AM EDT (US)     10 / 10       
I know it's years after the fact but I always loved you both as a friend and a moderator. You treaded that line in a way few could. You helped make a part of my youth what it was.

TaylorFlame - The Definitive Man.
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