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Dollhouse LPW #001 - All Your Secret Base Are Belong To Us

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    grailwolf

    [1]May 28, 2009
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    Hello, and a warm welcome to all who wish to join in on this thread.

    The Dollhouse Official Off-Topic Thread is the place to be for some light, friendly, off-topic conversation. It's a great way to meet new people, let off steam, and interact a bit more personally within the Dollhouse fanbase.

    This thread, on the other hand... is bit more niche. Like a "Monkeys Who Eat Cereal" club. This thread is a testament both to the ability to develop a close group of friends from around the world via the wonders of modern technology, and to TV.com's commitment to a strong, active (no pun intended) community.

    The Dollhouse off-topic thread was caught in a whirlwind. There were 10-15 users all actively talking in it each and every day. Naturally, after enough time of this, a few inside jokes developed, and the post count went higher... and higher... and higher. It had gotten to the point where "it would hit critical mass in another week or so and collapse into a singularity." This was great for a little TV.com community between the users who participated, but worries arose that it was intimidating to the average user. In such an immense and rapidly-flowing river of posts, a user new to the thread might have looked at it and felt going in would be like a baby bird leaping from its nest to fly for the first time... in a thundering hailstorm.

    While doing our best to be inviting, perhaps the post count and rapid pace overrode that, which was certainly never an intention. This thread was the solution. A place where the more tight, established TV.com Dollhouse community could continue their socializing as they enjoyed it, without twisting the Dollhouse Official Off-Topic Thread into something it wasn't quite meant to be. This thread is faster and a bit more insane, so if that suits you, feel free to join in. Now the Dollhouse Official Off-Topic Thread can be the relaxed meeting place of fans it was meant to be, without the death of the close-knit community it created.

    Now, you may find that you still have a few questions. Given that the thread itself has been explained, the remaining question might be: What on Earth is up with the name? The "All Your Secret Base Are Belong To Us" part is in tribute to the way this thread came to be. It was decided that the Dollhouse Official Off-Topic Thread was being used by the 10-15 users who frequented it as a "secret base" thread (albeit unintentionally), as the daunting post count and pace seemed to create in its wake exclusivity. TV.com user ___Mr_Nasty___ suggested the current thread name based on, well, the reason the thread is here.
    "LPW" is an acronym adopted from the LPW threads on the TV.com forum for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. LPW stands for "Last Post Wins", the first of the LPWs having been started when threads would automatically lock at 500 posts, the point having been to get the 500th. It seemed an appropriate acronym to carry over to this new thread, as we hope these threads do have last posts that give way to new incarnations of the threads, so as to never become quite the handful the original Dollhouse Official Off-Topic Thread did. The first LPW having been started back in 2005 as a throwaway topic, it took off surprisingly and really became something. Is a cave not a deformity in a mountainside until some creature takes it and makes it home? With a new and hopefully good meaning imbued into what an LPW is, the Dollhouse forum now welcomes its first.

    Once again, may I say that any user who feels the desire to post here is welcome and encouraged to do so.

    And now, let the Dollhouse LPW commence.
    Edited on 05/28/2009 10:28pm
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    TwistedConverse

    [2]May 28, 2009
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    My glasses are annoying me .
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    ___Mr_Nasty___

    [3]May 28, 2009
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    TwistedConverse wrote:
    My glasses are annoying me .


    Get contact lenses then and quit whining!
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    TwistedConverse

    [4]May 28, 2009
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    I think I will get contact lenses.

    *wonders why Kat has not posted here yet*
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    lazyjay

    [5]May 28, 2009
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    TwistedConverse wrote:
    *wonders why Kat has not posted here yet*


    Maybe she's being shy. ROFL
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    ___Mr_Nasty___

    [6]May 28, 2009
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    TwistedConverse wrote:
    I think I will get contact lenses.

    *wonders why Kat has not posted here yet*


    Get contact lenses that are some outrageous colour like red and walk down the street staring at people.

    Kat didn't want to post before the intro had been written for fear of defiling the place. Something you didn't have any problem with, apparently.
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    JennaNJ

    [7]May 28, 2009
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    ^^ HAhahha so we can post here already?
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    TwistedConverse

    [8]May 28, 2009
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    Oh right were we supposed to wait or something? My bad.

    And I seen these cat-eye contact lenses once and I wanna get them now and stare and people and then purr at them.
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    NJZ

    [9]May 28, 2009
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    LMAO at Twisted's post about glasses. What a way to kick it off man.
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    ___Mr_Nasty___

    [10]May 28, 2009
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    TwistedConverse wrote:
    Oh right were we supposed to wait or something? My bad.

    And I seen these cat-eye contact lenses once and I wanna get them now and stare and people and then purr at them.


    Hehe, you should get a little hairband with some cat's ears on too. Really make a day of it.
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    SVU_Obsessed

    [11]May 28, 2009
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    Well I thought Grail wanted us to wait you deviants
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    TwistedConverse

    [12]May 28, 2009
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    Hehe that would be hilarious but then I'd have to go to a mental hospital or something .
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    ___Mr_Nasty___

    [13]May 28, 2009
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    TwistedConverse wrote:
    Hehe that would be hilarious but then I'd have to go to a mental hospital or something .


    It's a risk I'm willing to take.

    Hi, NJZ.
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    SVU_Obsessed

    [14]May 28, 2009
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    TwistedConverse wrote:
    Oh right were we supposed to wait or something? My bad.

    And I seen these cat-eye contact lenses once and I wanna get them now and stare and people and then purr at them.

    I heard that people are kind of blind when they wear cat-eye lenses, which is why people don't wear them.
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    JennaNJ

    [15]May 28, 2009
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    I feel home again
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    ___Mr_Nasty___

    [16]May 28, 2009
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    JennaNJ wrote:
    I feel home again


    Yay!

    When do we decide what post is going to be the "last" one? The winning one?

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    SVU_Obsessed

    [17]May 28, 2009
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    Still feels a bit new to me. But...it's a good feeling.
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    amaryllis88

    [18]May 28, 2009
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    Maybe Doug is figuring out what to write as the intro, and will do so once he gets back, and maybe we'll read his super-long post that he was talkin' about. So I think I asked this earlier somewhere, but what does LPW stand for?

    Is this the thread that we can converse freely in? I liked how Mr. Nasty said that Jay had no problem defiling it first..that was a good chuckle. Is today your second smoke-free day Jay? Cuz if it is, well, hot diggity, great scott, good job man!
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    SVU_Obsessed

    [19]May 28, 2009
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    ___Mr_Nasty___ wrote:

    When do we decide what post is going to be the "last" one? The winning one?

    Who knows? Guess we'll figure that out sooner or later.

    So I can finally play C Major, A Major, G, E, and D. But I can't movie my fingers fast enough to actually make anything make sense. One day...one day...
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    TwistedConverse

    [20]May 28, 2009
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    It feels kinda new but homey at the same time.
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