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Rogue
If you're reading this... You are the Resistance











Since: 08-17-04

Since last post: 39 days
Last activity: 28 days
Posted on 11-20-07 08:51 PM Link | Quote
To be honest, I don't really buy into a lot of the crap people pitch around for Thanksgiving, especially considering the somewhat shady history of the cult we all know now as the Pilgrims. Hell, my last Thanksgiving was spent at a Hometown Buffet with Zoso and his and dad and brother, having a lot of conversations and then going to see "Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny" together.

While Thanksgiving shouldn't have to be a reminder to be grateful for what we've taken or been given in the past or for what beauty there is in the world, sometimes it takes a holiday that calls for seeing family you normally wouldn't see, a day of gorging oneself past the point of where saying you're full midway though would have been the truth, and possibly the promise you make to yourself never to do either at the same time again as you spend untold hours in the bathroom afterwards that can really make you think about the things in life you might take for granted.

So all cheesiness aside what's made you feel a little humbler this year?


All of the things for which I am thankful...

- For the fact that both of my parents, after undergoing some serious medical treatment this year (a lump removed from my mom followed by a couple months of chemo, and tissue removal and a couple weeks in the hospital for my dad after discovering his severely diabetic condition), are both still alive and were able to take a couple vacations together this year. Though we still fight sometimes, I love them both and am glad they're still around for the occasional conflict.

- For having an understanding boyfriend who embraces my crazy and often geeky nature, follows me to the ends of the earth and beyond and still has the courage to tell me when I might have gone too far. Brandon helps keep life very interesting.

- For what friends I have and those I might one day meet. Admittedly my current circle of friends that I still see on a regular basis is somewhat smaller than in past years, but I've never felt completely alone in the world (at least not since the awkward high school days). Even the board's members help me feel a connection with others in times of despair.

- For the strange brew of people that is Rocky Horror. It's not only been the reason I met Brandon, but it's been a stepping stone to the person I've become. I met Christina there, as well as Becky, Marty, Chef, and Levi who would form a band with Brandon. I went to hell and back with a lot of these people and it's given me a lot of great stories to tell.

- For the world of conventions and sci-fi societies that have created a perpetual and ever-changing homecoming for me. Not only have conventions kept me from going insane over the years, they've also made me feel as though I'm not alone in the world -- nothing can beat many of the experiences I had this year at my conventions. God save the man who founded Comic-Con International.


I'll probably write in more as I remember them. For now, these are the most important things for which I'm happy and grateful. Yes, it's probably silly to you to hear I'm thankful for conventions. Seriously, though, as inane as the idea might sound, cons have probably saved my life.


(Last edited by Rogue on 11-21-07 01:49 AM)
Lord Vulkas Mormonus

Vile
High Xeodent of Xeomerica.








Since: 10-29-04
From: North Carolina, United States. World, Sol System, milky way

Since last post: 1801 days
Last activity: 882 days
Posted on 11-21-07 09:43 AM Link | Quote
I am thankful for...

Explosions- need I say why?

Gloabal warming- my children need to be in 40 degree weather in winter, not 30!

Stupidity- I have discovered it's way more fun to be stupid, than intelligent. As a result, I act stupid on a regurlar basis.

Eggs- You can make them explode in the microwave!

Grapes- You can make plasma in the microwave!

Polution- hurray for big clouds of black dirty stuff!

The Mech Warrior controls taped to my computer desk- I don't know what I do without them!
insectduel

Medicine Melancholy
My life may be lonely sometimes, even with my beloved family.








Since: 02-16-07
From: Hunts Point Bronx, New York

Since last post: 1937 days
Last activity: 1895 days
Posted on 11-21-07 11:16 AM Link | Quote
I am Thankful for?

-My entire family supported me all these years.

-My father. Although I never met him for a DECADE since he moved away, I wrote letters to him.

-For the things I've done something bad for the past years and learned from my horrible mistakes.

That's pretty much it.
Googie

Super Zombie








Since: 06-13-05
From: Union, New Jersey

Since last post: 2438 days
Last activity: 2438 days
Posted on 11-21-07 08:42 PM Link | Quote
I'm thankful for my Mom and brothers, since they're the only family I have (Most'a my other family members live in Florida) and I'm thankful that I'm still alive (Eve if I smoke cigarettes and killing my self little by little)

I am thankful that my passion to draw is still in me regardless of the hurdles I gotta jump over. ^______^'
Jin

Posting Pig
Not Dead








Since: 01-12-05
From: Nowhere

Since last post: 1960 days
Last activity: 1819 days
Posted on 11-21-07 09:19 PM Link | Quote
Boobs.
Belial

Bazu








Since: 01-29-05
From: New Zealand

Since last post: 3643 days
Last activity: 3258 days
Posted on 11-21-07 10:21 PM Link | Quote
I am thankful for..... not getting arrested tonight and just getting a ride home.... (car broke down 10 miles away from home so we started walking... cop gave us crap for walking in a snooty neighborhood)... hehehehe

I'm also thankful for my family, friends and hubby. <3
Elara

Divine Mamkute
Dark Elf Goddess
Chaos Imp
Penguins Fan

Ms. Invisable








Since: 08-15-04
From: Ferelden

Since last post: 57 days
Last activity: 57 days
Posted on 11-22-07 04:14 AM Link | Quote
My friends, without them I am nothing

Amazon.com since it saved my ass for school a few days ago

Fluffy cute things

Being right about a few things recently, let us hope the trend continues.
Cteno

Super Shotgun
Moderator








Since: 01-11-05

Since last post: 1119 days
Last activity: 239 days
Posted on 11-22-07 05:08 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Jin
Boobs.


Seconded. Oh, and I'm also thankful for my fiance, Regina. Maybe its because she has boobs....
Bitmap

#1 Enhancement Shaman US Ravenholdt








Since: 09-05-04
From: His Laughin' Place

Since last post: 3835 days
Last activity: 3829 days
Posted on 11-22-07 08:44 AM Link | Quote
My list



Without Foxes, this world would not be the same.

- My Girlfriend Kyla. Without her I would just die.

- Mom and family. Without them, I would just be some lazy bastard with no respect.

- My friends: Lord_Octavian, THJ, Road || Dogg, Skieshadow, Madisonlove, etc.

- Metal

- My computer. I just love it



MINE!


(Last edited by Nagis on 11-22-07 11:46 AM)
Dirk Ralthar

Thief








Since: 07-18-06
From: Malthar

Since last post: 5409 days
Last activity: 5380 days
Posted on 11-22-07 04:06 PM Link | Quote
I am thankful for the U.S. Coast Guard, for giving me the career I will now be living. If it was not for the Coast Guard, my Grandfather would never have met my grandmother, which means that I would not be here to serve in this fine branch of the military now.
FX

Zombie Marco








Since: 03-24-06

Since last post: 3109 days
Last activity: 3004 days
Posted on 11-22-07 04:42 PM Link | Quote
I'm thankful that I have such a good relationship with my parents. So many of my friends hate their parents, or don't get along with them, or they just have a fucked up home life. Mine isn't perfect, of course. I argue with my mother. But it is completely normal, and for that I am truly grateful.
Astrophel
Fear will kill your mind and steal your love as sure as anything;
Fear will rob you blind and make you numb to others suffering









Since: 10-03-04
From: Azul Lux Orbital, Kirin Beta

Since last post: 1759 days
Last activity: 609 days
Posted on 11-23-07 12:22 AM Link | Quote
I'm thankful that I'm off work on Black Friday.

Cleaning bathrooms with all those people around would be hell...
Fennicy

Fox of all Foxes








Since: 06-13-07
From: Washington

Since last post: 5380 days
Last activity: 5386 days
Posted on 11-26-07 01:57 AM Link | Quote
I know this is late but I was banned off the computer for no real reason by my mom. F(

Anyways I'm thankful for..
My boyfriend Dale because without him I'd have gone either insane or become too depressed from stress to be pulled back out.

My dad because he's helped me a LOT when it came to money problems. Like getting me a car and helping pay for my trip to see Dale. =D

My friends for having someone to talk to when troubled or just wanted to talk.

My co-workers and managers at Best Buy because they were really really great when everything got hectic and I couldn't always do a good job.

And last but certainly not least Xeogaming because you're all awesome. =)
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