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"The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Fri 20 Apr 04:20post reply

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).






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"Re(1):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Fri 20 Apr 09:11post reply

Good to see you, it's been too long! The article you are working on sounds fascinating. If you have the chance please share it when it is complete; I would love to read it.

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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!

Ah, there's the problem. Most people who post on video game message boards only talk about games, they don't actually play the games. Who has time to enjoy a game when they are too busy using it as fodder to create a witty, disparaging post?







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"Re(2):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Fri 20 Apr 10:10:post reply

Kikkoken! You've been very naughty in your absence, but if you start making your students read Cafe posts as part of a twisted homework assignment and then join the board, all will be forgiven. I'd actually really enjoy reading your work, too. I do maintain that the Cafe is somewhat unique among message boards in that English is the lingua franca, but there isn't an especially American or British quality to the conversation, cultural references, or clientele (which obviously relates to the first two). Now analyze that for me in a 3,000 word journal article by Monday!





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"Re(3):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Fri 20 Apr 22:03post reply

Spoiler alerts: there will be prostitutes.





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"Re(4):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Sat 21 Apr 02:09post reply

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).







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"Re(5):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Sat 21 Apr 07:04post reply

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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.





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"Re(6):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Sat 21 Apr 13:24:post reply

Again, Kikkoken welcome back to the MMCafe BBS!

Ah yes, as we grow older we get sandwiched between work and trying to make time for life & hobbies!

With the Social media going mainstream, BBS/Forums are becoming a thing of the past, but the MMCafe still serves for having a quiet time and writing posts that won't get lost in a sea of Tweets, lol.

It would be interesting to check out your Powerpoint writing! I'm glad that the MMCafe helped out on research, haha. The easiest way I think would be to upload on either Google Docs or Microsoft Onedrive, which would make them viewable for even someone that doesn't own a powerpoint app.





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"Re(7):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Mon 30 Apr 12:53post reply

You! You look familiar.

Welcome back! I'm surprised that I don't post here more ever since I got back myself. I blame Wily. Yes, that's it! I blame Wily!





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"Re(8):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Thu 3 May 19:19post reply

Thank you Professor, thank you Seizya! I'm so glad this forum still exists, For one, I could never bring myself to be part of Tweeter or FB fanpages. Thank goodness there are still places like this where you can take some time to ponder & not lose track of former conversations. It's such an exquisite pleasure just to meander through the threads here. Let alone conducting research on it.







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"Re(9):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Fri 4 May 12:41post reply

I use Twitter, but I still find myself posting here. I actually now have 3 off days a week as opposed to 2. So, I don't tweet like crazy.





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"Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Sun 7 Oct 04:25post reply

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.)







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"Re(2):Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Sun 7 Oct 13:38:post reply

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keep your clothes on, tho I know it's hard with anything Kikkoken-related
things are definitely getting hard in here
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it'll be in French
Actually, that makes this whole project even more delectable.
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(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





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"Re(3):Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Tue 9 Oct 02:03post reply

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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!







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"Re(4):Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Tue 9 Oct 02:17post reply

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Thank you for your interest and the hardness!

I am totally not creeped out by this conversation.
This is fine and rational and healthy.

Also, I'm a dog.







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"Re(5):Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Wed 10 Oct 01:45post reply

Congrats again to Kikkoken for not only completing what sounds like a fascinating article but for getting it through the peer review process. That's an accomplishment in and of itself.

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Also, I'm a dog.



"I Was a Cat, Now I Am a Dog: The Non-Western Literary Canon of Videogame Message Boards." The cafť provides an endless amount of fodder for academic evaluation!





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"Re(6):Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Thu 11 Oct 01:57post reply

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).





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"Re(7):Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Fri 19 Oct 13:15post reply

It's good to see the originals still around!





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"Re(8):Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Sat 20 Oct 04:27post reply

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It's good to see the originals still around!



Wow Talbaineric, it's been a while. Welcome back to the BBS!





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"Re(9):Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Wed 24 Oct 07:49post reply

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It's good to see the originals still around!


Wow Talbaineric, it's been a while. Welcome back to the BBS!



Thank you Professor for the warm welcome back!





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"Re(10):Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' thread'" , posted Fri 26 Oct 19:39post reply

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It's good to see the originals still around!


Wow Talbaineric, it's been a while. Welcome back to the BBS!


Thank you Professor for the warm welcome back!


Talbaineric!!!!! Hey!! So nice to have you back! A warm welcome from me as well!!!





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"Re(2):Re(10):Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' threa" , posted Mon 29 Oct 08:58post reply

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It's good to see the originals still around!


Wow Talbaineric, it's been a while. Welcome back to the BBS!


Thank you Professor for the warm welcome back!

Talbaineric!!!!! Hey!! So nice to have you back! A warm welcome from me as well!!!



Thanks Kikkoken!! I'm glad after all these years, I still see some familiar faces around here. This is one forum where I'm glad I can go back to without seeing a lot of trolls around.







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"Re(3):Re(10):Re(10):The 'Hey! I'm back' threa" , posted Wed 31 Oct 04:40post reply

quote:
It's good to see the originals still around!


Wow Talbaineric, it's been a while. Welcome back to the BBS!


Thank you Professor for the warm welcome back!

Talbaineric!!!!! Hey!! So nice to have you back! A warm welcome from me as well!!!


Thanks Kikkoken!! I'm glad after all these years, I still see some familiar faces around here. This is one forum where I'm glad I can go back to without seeing a lot of trolls around.



I think the cafe clientele is so much older and so much more curmudgeonly that we'll just be here forever because other parts of the internet are just so much more ephemeral and annoying!