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| || "The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Fri 20 Apr 04:20|
Full title should read: ĎShould I create a thread just to say Ďhey! Iím back!!í thread
Hey guys! Iíve been away for a pretty long time now. For no special reason, except that Iíve been pretty busy with my work life, rather happy just playing video games, and musing without necessarily feeling the need to even put words on whatever silly/wacky/angry/nerdy thought I had, let alone share those --- with such a fine company as yours!
As part of my job (I teach linguistics now), last October, I was invited to carry out research on how people adapt what they say, or even their psychological attitudes, so as to Ďconvergeí with others. What was I to doÖ I said yes, letís do that, and suddenly, I thought of the MMC BBS. So many years spent there had got me acquainted with a very funny variety of strategies to converge to, and diverge from, one contributor to the next. Iíve nearly finished this article. Itís in French, but if it gets published, Iíll post a link for you to check it out. I chose 9 posts, one of which was by Toxico, to whom Iíll dedicate that article. Another one was by Iggy (how could itíve been otherwise!). Heís read a 1st draft of it, and I thank him again for his fact checking, and for all the precisions he gave me about the underlying, multi-layered, even tentacular communicative intentions that his 4 -line post was supposed to reflect. This research has been the first opportunity in years for me to combine my work and my passion. And it made me realise how much I missed this place, these people here, how I missed putting words on what I feel, however silly those thought may be.
Iím so pleased to be back.
I canít tell you how much Iím thrilled to read about the animation intricacies of Leonaís pigtail in KOF14, about the microswitches used in the original SNK coin ops (did I read that well?, well, hu cares! , itís the fun of it). Iím delighted to try and find a new hobby to Iggy (I think he should take cheerleading lessons, or open a tapenade food truck, or get into criminology; but macramť could be nice too, I canít wait to lay my hand on an Iggy-made basket, as BAD suggested).
I needed to thank you all for accepting me back. For the Professor to have said hi and for his kind compassionate words, and for Spoon to have shown (just a second ago) interest in my forthcoming article. (Itís in French, and not yet finished, but yes, Iíll see to it).
| || "Re(5):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Sat 21 Apr 07:04|
Thank you for your replies! Ishmael, Iíve got a powerpoint version of my article that is in English. I need to change a few things here & there and when itís ready, Iíll find a way to share it with everyone here. Maou, forgiveness is deserved indeed, for me and students put in no less than 6 exacting hours to study a handful of posts. I can guarantee thereís been enough sweat to wash the naughtiness away! Not sure any will join the board, though, especially as they gathered I was a member, but who knows? (this last rhetoric question is not meant in any way to relate to Iggyís caveat).
Because Powerpoint files are just files, you could also just upload the powerpoint to a filehosting site like MEGA or Dropbox or even Google Drive, and then get a share link from it.
I'm super looking forward to this!
In the meantime, now that I know that you are a linguistics person, might I direct you to my dusty messy writing corner, where we discuss things about languages and stories and your presence will be warmly welcomed amidst the messiness.
| || "Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Sun 7 Oct 04:25|
Just a quick note to let you know that I'm busy putting the final touches to that article about the MMC. It has been approved for publication (in a digital review, some time in early 2019, I guess) proVIDing I clarify a certain number of painstaking things. I have to submit the final draft by October 10th. IF it gets published (90% likely as of now), I'll post the link for you all to have a look at it (dear me, I CAN'T wait to do this!). Don't get too excited though (aka keep your clothes on, tho I know it's hard with anything Kikkoken-related), it'll be in French (yeah, I know...). I promise I'll try to throw together a makeshift translation in English around that time.
It'll be dedicated to Toxico.
Thanks to all of you who showed interest in this project, and an even bigger thanks (or a the same thanks but complemented by a kiss of mine) to those of you who gave me access to some hard-to-get info (statistics, subtarrenean intentions, etc.)
| || "Re(3):Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Tue 9 Oct 02:03|
keep your clothes on, tho I know it's hard with anything Kikkoken-related things are definitely getting hard in here
it'll be in French Actually, that makes this whole project even more delectable.
(or a the same thanks but complemented by a kiss of mine) to those of you who gave me access to some hard-to-get info (statistics, subtarrenean intentions, etc.) I did not receive your call. Was it because I did not clarify in print how much I chuckled at the "suggestive power of a whip" comment in the Dracula thread? I have learned my lesson, I swear!
But yes I am excited for you and for this project! I hope you referenced the cheese thread and the ANTI-IGGY THREAD
Hahaha! Maou, any sort of response to your first two comments should now be tactile rather than verbal.
I didn't contact you (in fact, I only contacted one person apart from the Professor), not because your posts aren't savoury enough, but simply because I worked on a selection of a meagre 9 messages from 2009. My project is not about conducting a synthetic sociological approach to the BBS (however interesting it may be, but I'm afraid I'm not qualified in this field), it's a predominently linguistic analysis (discourse analysis) of a corpus that's necessarily restricted. But you'll see, just be patient. Thank you for your interest and the hardness!
| || "Re(6):Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Thu 11 Oct 01:57|
Thank you Ishmael. What you say is so true. Actually, I already feel an itch, I think I'm eager to use the inextinguishable Cafť material for some other research project, yet to be defined, maybe in a year or two (the material/corpus is one thing, what it also takes is an original angle, and now, let's say I'm just a bit dry). But hey, one day, the juice will be flowing back, and new blood will fill my cavernous tissues (Iggy, this one's for you!) hahaha).
| || "Re(6):Re(10):Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' threa" , posted Wed 13 Feb 04:32|
A little update to let ya'll know that my article (in French) is going to be published in a couple of weeks.
I insisted that it comes with a dedication to Toxico. And it will.
I'll keep you posted.
That's pretty cool. Sadly I can't read french but hopefully, someone will get to translate it to English. Good luck with that.
MMMH.. I've had to relinquish my copyrights. Only thing I'm allowed to do is post the link to the review that's publishing me. Which I'll do. Two problems appear! (1) You will all know my real name once I do. [what with all the things you've gathered about Kikkoken, that might be a source of embarrassment to me...(2) I can't provide a translation of it, coz it's under copyright.
The solutions I found are:
(1) OK you'll know who's behind the Kikkoken avatar (and finally get to know what I look like, as some pics are circulating), but only those who posted here will know, though: I'll give you the link provided you posted something here.
(2) It's linguistics, guys! Which means most technical terms are "transparent": they're not easier to understand in French than they are in English, coz they're technical terms! Rejoice! This means the basic-est translation tool will get you through! Google translate will make it. I'll keep you posted! This is a labour of love that I dedicate to Toxico, and many credits go to Professor, and to Iggy.