Hi guys! ^^
First off, as you noticed, the board was on and off (and down for a chunk of period) this week, and we sincerely apologize!!
Good news is that the server on which our board is connected to has been moved to a new facility, thanks to our generous web master, and now we're back in business! ^^ Sorry again for the time the board was down this week!
(Btw, I couldn't let members know what's happening while the board was down...so, I opened Twitter page for our board! ^^)
And on some other board business... there is a recommended change in how members use our Comments section on members' Profile pages, and we ask everyone to read this message: Use of Comments section on member Profile page for on-going chat, Reminder to use our PM instead.
On a good side, I think the Judging Panel for our "Arakawa Appreciation" fanart contest has reached their decisions and we are nearing the announcement of the winners. We had amazing number of awesome entries in this contest, and I really appreciate our Judges for their great works in choosing all the winners! ^^ Barring any more interruptions, like the board being down ^_^u I think we will see the winner announcement within a next day or so. ^^
Also, just letting you guys know that this month's Shounen GanGan had the re-print of FMA chapter 108 and hence most of FMA fans in Japan had the chance to read the final chapter of FMA now, and hence...sometime soon we'll be switching to a "modified" (less strict ^^) Spoiler policy regarding FMA series final spoilers. But, till then, we appreciate your continuing cooperation on avoiding posting FMA season final spoilers on this thread. ^^
And finally, we understand some of you guys have been off to vacationing, or being sick, or having had other real life engagements, etc. this month, and therefore, started this week, FMA manga Re-reading program is initiating a "catch up" period, and reading only 1 chapter each week for 4 weeks.
If you have been busy, or sick or away, or somehow became behind with the re-reading, (like me XD) this is a good chance to catch up with the re-reading schedule! ^^ For more info please check out FMA manga re-reading project thread.
Now that those are out of way, onto my personal post. ^^
Haven't posted here with my personal post for a while, and I got the whole bunch of stuff to reply to...
First to Chiyo
with your kind words... thank you, and it's absolutely awesome, especially in a time like this month when I was rather sick for a large chunk of month, that knowing I can totally trust it to your capable hands to keep the forums in a good shape when I'm not 100%.
(And, the same goes for ScarMySoul
with the Gallery! ^^)
Relatedly, thank you, jacksparrow589
, A Pierrot's Aria
(and sorry if I missed anyone... ^^) for your kind words for our board staff who are volunteers but work hard for the love of our board to keep our board a nice to place for everyone, and it's really nice to see that they get some words of appreciations sometime from our members for all they do for our board. ^^
Additionally, various board team volunteers work very had to keep this board a nice place for everyone, and yes, I think they deserve all the credit! And they get my full appreciations for all they do for our board. ^^
And, thank you everyone for your get-well wishes! ^^
It turned out I had some nasty strain of cold bug and taking me more than usual to get over it, but I'm recovering.
QUOTE (black~hayate @ Aug 5 2010, 10:44 AM)
-I was in vacation and nobody noticed it! Haha
- I did!
Strangely (or not so strangely XD) I do notice when regular posters are not on for a while. ^^
I know that many of the regular posting members were off to vacationing this month, like, some were off to Japan, others to Eastern Europe, etc., etc., and hope everyone had a great time!! ^^
Oh, btw, @black~hayate
, wishing you the best luck with your new guy!!! ^^
QUOTE (Nathaniel @ Aug 16 2010, 06:35 PM)
~ I need to stop my little fling with this site. I was hooked on it for a year, left it for two, came back again, left again, and came back again...
Nathaniel That One Dude
- Many of our members seem to do the same on our board!
I think that's all right, and we'll try to "keep the fort" and keep the light on
for you guys (except when the board is down ^_
^u) so that you guys can come home anytime!
Btw, congrats for getting your driver's license! And, wishing you good luck for your college life!
- Congrats for getting your driver's license!! Also, I agree with Disasterpiece
and A Pierrot's Aria
and others!! Good for you for deciding to be yourself!! Go for it, and don't let anyone get you down! ^^
- Wishing you the best luck for your new college life!! (I think you will do just fine. ^^)
QUOTE (kimonodragon88 @ Aug 17 2010, 11:52 PM)
-The 4 dogs my family rescued from their owner's house fire are going back to their owners this Friday. it's been 2 weeks since they lost their home, and now that they found a place to rent for the next couple years, the dogs will be going back with them.
- Aww, that was such a nice thing to do! Glad the owner has found a new place, and they are all back together. ^^
QUOTE (A Pierrot's Aria @ Aug 20 2010, 05:51 AM)
CTs:...HAHAHAHA, YES! I got my results and I got As all round!!! And my place at uni has been confirmed! I'm still walking on air! *Dances*
@A Pierrot's Aria
- That's AWESOME!!! Well done, and congratulations!!! ^^
QUOTE (Pyroclasm @ Aug 21 2010, 07:47 AM)
- Picked up my puppies today. They're so darn cute! <3
- What kind are they? Did you name them yet? I wanna see the pics here
QUOTE (amestris_star @ Aug 21 2010, 12:49 PM)
- I'm missing FMA like crazy... like I thought it would happen.
- Two words... new Gaiden
! *dances around* ^^
It's coming out on September 11, on the next month's Young GanGan mag!! ^^ I'm so looking forward to it! ^^
To all new posters on this thread... WELCOME!!
Hmm... I know I'm missing lot more replies, but I should go ahead and post it before my Net connection get hiccup and I might lose all I wrote again. Xp I may add more when I get back on again later. ^^
- I think we'll have the announcement for winners for our fanart contest, and I'm quite excited!
- I still can't believe how many amazingly awesome entries we got for the contest!
- Thank you everyone who took time to enter the contest! ^^