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Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2013, 09:57:24 PM »
A good idea to start an own thread for this topic, so we can make up our minds about lost forum members and speculate about them.

By the way, has anybody heard of Greenowl? Wonder what happened to her.


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Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« Reply #61 on: January 26, 2013, 04:16:25 PM »
WB Greenowl, I guess you left before I joined. 
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Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« Reply #62 on: February 03, 2013, 10:55:40 AM »
I'm still around! I haven't been here for ages though, it's a shame too. I missed you guys! I've been pretty busy with some things offline but I have been meaning to get on here ages ago!
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Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« Reply #63 on: February 03, 2013, 11:53:16 AM »
WB Angie.
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Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« Reply #64 on: February 17, 2013, 03:37:04 PM »
Another former active member who has not been seen around here in ages is Natalie AKA Talya AKA Nad-Natasha.

As some of you may know, she joined in the writing of Days, towards the end (of course, at the time, I had no idea it was going to end, but just bare with me).  When RHB disappeared and I tried to carry on alone, Talya offered to help.  In early 2012, she told me that she was working on a chapter and that said chapter would be posted at the start of April of that year.  However, said chapter never materialized and, like RHB before her, Talya vanished from the forum without warning or explanation.  She was here early last November (but didn't post anything) and has not been seen since.

Now, maybe circumstances beyond their control caused both of them to abruptly vanish (death, illness, family issues, that sort of thing).  However, if, and I mean IF, they left here by their own choice, they could have at least given me a heads up, either via PM or making some announcement here on the board.  As I have said before, neither gave any indication that they would not be coming back.  If it had been me, involved in an ongoing project like Days, and, for whatever reason, I decided to leave the board, I certainly would have informed both of them, I would not have just left them dangling (unless it was, as above, circumstance beyond my control).

I recently quit another board for good.  First, I made a final post, announcing my decision, then I deleted my account at said board, to make it clear I was not coming back.  Neither RHB nor Talya did either action here, so their disappearances remain a mystery.
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Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« Reply #65 on: February 17, 2013, 07:02:27 PM »
Ahh, I liked Natalie! If you look at her tumblr, http://naotmaa.tumblr.com, her last posting was Dec 4th. I do hope she's alright, if something serious has happened or hasn't happened.

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Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« Reply #66 on: February 17, 2013, 11:25:32 PM »
Well, that wasn't too long ago, so we know she was okay as of early last December.

The question remains as to why she suddenly left this board.  Strange that both my co-writers would do this.  Am I that horrible to work with?
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Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« Reply #67 on: February 18, 2013, 09:42:08 AM »
Tim that is exactly why I'm doing my own project. You're a good guy and I'm certain that you are an excellent writing partner, but as an enemy of the state I fear associating too closely with you also puts me in danger of being "disappeared" by KGB...
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Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« Reply #68 on: February 18, 2013, 12:02:58 PM »
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Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« Reply #69 on: February 18, 2013, 02:34:29 PM »
Has anyone heard anything about Inok (Father) Nikolai? His last visit was in November. They (monks) were transferring from one monastery to another, or something like that. In last letter Fr. Nikolai said that he wouldn't be able to access internet for a few weeks, but it's already three months...
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Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« Reply #70 on: February 18, 2013, 02:41:45 PM »
Has anyone heard anything about Inok (Father) Nikolai? His last visit was in November. They (monks) were transferring from one monastery to another, or something like that. In last letter Fr. Nikolai said that he wouldn't be able to access internet for a few weeks, but it's already three months...

Glad you brought this up and I too was beginning to wonder. Inok was an invaluable member. I got the sense that his absence was destined to last longer than those few weeks he spoke of. Perhaps one of us can drop him a line (PM) just to check in. I was probably going to wait another month and do so myself as I was just thinking about him again the other day.
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Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« Reply #71 on: February 19, 2013, 07:12:01 AM »
At least he informed one of us that he would be away for a while.  Still, I hope he's okay too.
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Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« Reply #72 on: February 19, 2013, 09:43:03 AM »
I too hope that Inok Nikolai is all right. His contributions are always interesting.

Perhaps he is simply busy.

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Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« Reply #73 on: February 19, 2013, 12:04:41 PM »
I too hope that Inok Nikolai is all right. His contributions are always interesting.

Perhaps he is simply busy.

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Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« Reply #74 on: February 20, 2013, 01:07:45 AM »
That might be it.   At least he gave an explanation for his absence from here (even if it's longer than he thought it would be).  He didn't do a Bermuda Triangle imitation, like my two former co-writers.
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