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Title: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on July 16, 2008, 10:23:52 pm
Oh me oh my, look at this! I logged onto the forums a few nights ago only to discover that the modfolk had named me a watcher! Thank you so much, all of you! (: I've been wanting to help out around here for a while, but until recently I was too stressed out to even handle it; now, though, I'm really looking forward to contributing a bit more to Furtopia beyond my frequent and occasionally deranged posts. ;)

I was also told that I now get to create my very own thread in this here subforum, and great Scott, who can pass up a chance like that??

About me! I am a rabbit. My name is Arbutus (pronounced ARE-byu-tus). In keeping with the Watership Down (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watership_down) universe, I am named after a small flower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailing_arbutus). I am the ringleader of the Lapine World Domination Front, a revolutionary organization which aims to support rabbits worldwide in shaking off their chains and revolting against the tyranny of the predatorial races. I also have a pretty awesome coat. 8)

On the RL side of things (lame), I am 21, male, a recent college graduate (from Williams College, up in the mountains of Massachusetts), and am currently employed writing questions for standardized tests, which is actually a pretty awesome job! Who knew? I hope to join the US Foreign Service one day and work for the State Department as a diplomat-- that's what I'm currently working towards. Things I love include history, linguistics, learning foreign languages, traveling, hiking, reading amazing books, and most importantly, music, around which my life sorta revolves. Oh, and rabbits. :orbunny:

That is me! Now it is your turn! Ask me questions-- about furry, RL, personality, friends, music, books, dreams, embarrassing and possibly incriminating stories, whatever. Anything is fair game!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Weisseman on July 16, 2008, 10:27:04 pm
Haha! I've been waiting for you to do this  :D  I saw you were last night  :)

*pouncehugs*

Congratz! and now for the question: Do you want these cookies  (:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Sage on July 17, 2008, 09:20:14 am
Congrats and welcome to the fun :)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kwan on July 17, 2008, 01:02:18 pm
I am the ringleader of the Lapine World Domination Front, a revolutionary organization which aims to support rabbits worldwide in shaking off their chains and revolting against the tyranny of the predatorial races.
I would like at this moment to remind predators everywhere that rabbits are far more tender, meatier, and flavorful than mere gamey, connective-tissue-filled rats.
(I am of course saying that in the spirit of self-preservation, and certainly not to throw you off the trail of the Great Rat Conspiracy, which clearly does not exist).

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I also have a pretty awesome coat. 8)
...Dibs on the coat when he's gone.

Afterthought:  Also dibs on the hat.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Alexandre on July 17, 2008, 03:17:51 pm
Yeay for you, Arbutus!  *huggles to death*  o.o

Kwan, I was gonna call the coat... aww...

...maybe we should have an auction on it... <.<
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Katra on July 17, 2008, 04:58:56 pm
Congrasts! *Hugs and scritches ears.*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Savaaha on July 17, 2008, 06:54:35 pm
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*pulls self out of a hat*

OOOO  magic


*peeks in the hat to see what else is in there
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on July 17, 2008, 08:00:00 pm
Hey, I plan on keeping that coat until I die of old age. You can't have it yet! And no trying to get me eaten, either-- I'm a watcher, I can report you for that. ;)

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*pulls self out of a hat*

OOOO  magic

*peeks in the hat to see what else is in there

...

...

*a fountain of chocolate suddenly explodes out of the hat, shooting several feet up in the air*

Hurray! Fondue for everyone! Come and get it! *grabs a carrot and dips it in the chocolate*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Duffman! on July 17, 2008, 08:08:52 pm
Fondue!!!!! *pulls out a raw steak on a stick*
What? Everyone has thier little problems :D.
*fills a bowl with chocolate, and drops the meat in*
Nom Nom Nom :D
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Weisseman on July 17, 2008, 08:32:11 pm
*sniffs it and accidently goes it all over his nose*

Oops x_x Not quite what I ment to do. Oh well.

*licks his nose*

Yum  (:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Duffman! on July 17, 2008, 08:34:03 pm
This is much more fun than that metal puddle thingy, in Blastdav's post ^^
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on July 17, 2008, 08:53:04 pm
This is much more fun than that metal puddle thingy, in Blastdav's post ^^

Well, it did just spring out of a magical hat-- we have no idea where it came from or what powers it has. It could turn us all into chocolate, for all we know. It could turn me into a...

...into an Easter bunny...

...oh my.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Duffman! on July 17, 2008, 08:55:36 pm
*stares ar Arbutus in disblief* Your the...... Easter Bunny?.....

BUNNY!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!!one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*pounce hugs Arbutus*
YAAY!!!!!!one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Alexandre on July 17, 2008, 09:37:58 pm
Sorry, Arbutus...

...but I don´t believe in you...

:(
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kwan on July 18, 2008, 02:38:25 am
Hey, I plan on keeping that coat until I die of old age. You can't have it yet! And no trying to get me eaten, either-- I'm a watcher, I can report you for that. ;)

In that event, I shall wreak mighty, emo-laden, drama-llama revenge in my LJ! 
I shall spread vast lengthly tales full of flimsy half-truths garnered from situations that might have at one point had to do with a friend of a friend of someone who heard it from someone else on another forum, about how you reported me for NO GOOD REASON! 
(I thank everyone in advance for their support)

And I still call dibs on your coat after the predators nom-nom you.
(No, Alexandre, I do not agree to the auction, as I called dibs, so nyah)

Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on July 18, 2008, 09:25:58 pm
Sorry, Arbutus...

...but I don´t believe in you...

:(

Neither did I until just now! But now all of a sudden I have a little wicker basket and infinity chocolate eggs, and I don't know what other conclusions to draw from my data. In the meantime, here, have an egg! *gives*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Alexandre on July 19, 2008, 11:39:30 pm
o.o

*takes the egg*  Oh, wow...

...for someone that hadn't existed to me since I was eight, you're doin' a fine job.  :)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: McMajik on July 23, 2008, 07:21:17 am
*epic pouncehugs in slow motion*

ehehe. watcher.
*pokes watcher*

*steals eggs*
*climbs up tree*
ehehe, i haz teh eggz!!1!11!!!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on September 10, 2008, 11:09:25 am
*creeps around ninja style.*

Hmmm, this thread is awfully quiet.

*sits down to escape the crazy that followed him from Kobuks thread to Blastdavs thread.*

Maybe it won't find me here.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on November 18, 2008, 10:47:49 am
This thread is near death again Arbutus! C'mon, use your new promotion to re-introduce yourself!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Savaaha on November 18, 2008, 11:38:27 am
*looks into the hat* ooo no wonder hes not been out here in a while... Its a friggin mansion  in there..

Is that an indoor carrot garden? OOOOO look at that entertainment center and all those gadgets!!

*looks at Kal and points into the hat* Theres a indoor swimming pool in there too!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on November 18, 2008, 11:56:12 am
 :o Sat wha-? *looks into hat then back at Arbutus*

Hey Doc, did you get this thing from McMajik?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 18, 2008, 02:44:41 pm
*suddenly pops out of the hat, soaking wet and with a carrot in each hand*

O hai! I forgot I had this thread. :-[ Hello my lovelies! Oh my, how long have you all been standing out here? Let me get some chairs for you...

*reaches back in and begins pulling out soaking wet armchairs one by one until everyone is seated, then pulls out a podium and stands behind it, clearing his throat*

Now. Thank you for all gathering here today. I'm sure you're all wondering if you're going to see any changes around this thread now that I've become a moderator on Furtopia. Now, I'm not legally allowed to give you all mod powers and let you go on a banning rampage-- you know, legal issues and all that, plus the forum software won't allow it. But I do want to reward you for, er, standing over there in the corner for the past five months. I am therefore happy to announce that I will totally be giving out superhero powers to anyone who wants them. ^_^

*pulls a magic wand out of his coat* Who's first?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Timberwuff on November 18, 2008, 03:29:54 pm
*pops into the room* :o

I heard someone on a loud speaker, what's a goin' on in here? And why's everything wet?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 18, 2008, 03:54:33 pm
All right then! You first!

*BRRRPTZAP*

Congratulations, Lawrence! You now have the power of levitation, extremely useful for escaping traffic jams and bonesawing your foes from above. :) Use it wisely!

Also, you are now soaking wet. Sorry about that, I just had to fish this wand out of the indoor pool. I hope it still works right....
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on November 18, 2008, 06:17:10 pm
At work right now, but I'll gladly take some powers!  :D

EDIT: Off work now, so hit me when you're ready you magical lapine. :goldthpt:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 19, 2008, 12:30:03 am
You got it, Kalo!

*BRRRPTZAPshzvcxxxxxxx*

:o Okay, that was a disturbing noise. Your superpower appears to be super-strength! You can lift any object, no matter how heavy, with but a single claw! Also very useful in traffic jams. ^_^

However, you also seem to have a prehensile monkey tail. That... was not supposed to happen. *shakes the wand vigorously to get all the water out* That's bad.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on November 19, 2008, 12:40:39 am
*streaches out his wings and smiles*
Thanks Arbutus.
*takes of into the sky and later returns with a massive carrot beaing a blue ribbing from some county fair*

Heres a thank you gift. :D And don't worry about tthe tail, it was getting kinda long anyway, I'm sure once Blastdavs cookies mingle with this new tail it'll start looking fluffy and wolfish again.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Timberwuff on November 19, 2008, 01:02:41 am
*hovers back to the ground after flying around.*
Hey, that was a lot of fun Dr. Arbutus! :D

*watches Kalo fly by with a monkey tail while having his muscles practically bust out of his shirt.* :o

Ok... I liked the magic, but the science experiments need to stop. :P

Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on November 19, 2008, 02:48:48 am
*grins evily and swoops down at Lawrence, humming the 'superman' theme*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Alexandre on November 19, 2008, 06:39:35 pm
Aww... Arbutus!  I'd like one!  Puh-leeze?  ^_^
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 19, 2008, 08:57:33 pm
*eyes widen at the sight of Kaloyan's present*

Oh my gosh! It's a... it's a... IT'S AN AWARD WINNING CARROT! That's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen!

The smell... it's so intoxicating... must resist... must....

I CAN'T DO IT!
*jumps on top of the giant carrot and begins nibbling with the fury of a thousand rabbits*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 19, 2008, 10:05:28 pm
*After a solid half-hour of nomming, Arbutus finally looks up. Half of the giant carrot is gone, and his stomach looks like he's gained two hundred pounds.*

Oh! Alexandre! Didn't see you there! You want a superpower, you say? All right, let me just find my wand... here it is... okay, stand right there.

*BXXXXBXBTXHSHXSHSHHHHHHHHH*

:o Okay, that was a really bad noise. Is my wand supposed to be sparking like that? I don't think it is. Anyway, your superpower is...

...Al? Where did you go? Are you...

*gasp*

Great Scott, I've turned him into a newt!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on November 19, 2008, 10:13:11 pm
You didn't by chance borrow that wand from a Harry Potter film, did you?  :o
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Alexandre on November 19, 2008, 11:53:21 pm
What the...?

Arbutus!?!  What are you doing?!?  Ahh, the humanity!!!  Err... furmanity!!!

*scuttles away and cries in a corner*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on November 20, 2008, 12:01:24 am
Look at the bright side Alex, you won't die till the sequel. (I hope someone gets the refrence.)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 20, 2008, 06:20:43 pm
No wait wait wait, don't run away! I need to change you back! How am I going to change you back if you're hiding in the corner?

All right, hold still, okay? *picks up wand* I'm going to try something....

BANG

*The wand explodes in a shower of party confetti. After a minute, the little squares of paper all flutter to the ground, leaving a stunned-looking platypus sitting in the middle of the floor.*

:o :o :o
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Alexandre on November 20, 2008, 06:46:53 pm
Ahh!!!

... wait ...

... are you a platypus now?   :o

*scuttles over to look at Arbutus*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kiboe Motegi on November 20, 2008, 09:49:00 pm
*looks around and sneaks in and pokes the newt and platypuss, hoping not to make them mad and walk away as a ferret

umm, you guys okay?
*mutters my own magic spell and the wand re-appears in my paw*

*zaps you both back to your normal fursonas, but as a child* oh great, we have two youngin's running around now *looks at the todler pink fox and the toddler bunny and places them in a playpin* stay there until i can figure this out, AND PLAY NICE! *walks off swishing his kitsune tails in a frustrated manor* this wand better not explode me into somthing like it did on arbutus
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Timberwuff on November 20, 2008, 11:14:40 pm
*floats back in, after mentally recovering from what happened.*

Assistance Bitte! Ubermensch's Assitant, ver are you?... Hello?!

*looks down into the playpin...*

Aww.. such a cute little bunny and fox! :D

*picks up them both*

Now zen, who vants to play "Outer Space"?.. Lift off!!

*starts flying up toward the ceiling and around the room.*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on November 20, 2008, 11:28:10 pm
Hey careful up there Lawrence! You don't wanna damage the soft spot!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 20, 2008, 11:51:51 pm
Gah!! *is levitated!*

Unhand me at once, felonious lupine! How am I supposed to take over the world*cough*be a good mod if people see me being flown around like a little airplane? It's humiliating, is what it is! Although... hmm... actually, this is really fun. Keep flying, felonious lupine! (:

Uhm... any ideas on how we can change back, Kiboe? I don't think I can go to work like this tomorrow morning. They were already freaked out enough by the platypus thing.

In the meantime... *reaches into the magical hat and pulls out a giant barrel of Star Wars-themed Legos from his childhood*
Let's build a Death Star!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Timberwuff on November 21, 2008, 12:04:53 am
MUahahaha! This isht ze 1,000th post of amazement! You vant a Death Star? Let's do it!

*whips out an engineer's wrench and costume, while hovering near the ceiling*

Bulidin' a death star! Let's take a lookie-see right there! Ah! If we just modulate this here Lego piece... an' twist that there... annnnn' There yah have it

*Wouuuuuu.... the sound of this monstrosity sucking up all of Furtopia's energy.*

This 'oughta rip a hole right through time fabric itself! Woooo Hoo!

*places Arbutus in the perfectly designed front cabin, full with functioning controls and a laser that truly works.*

Ann for there this here lil' dogge..

*places Alex in the secondary command chair, with mutliple, but smaller laser functions and a few heat-seeking missiles.*

Now then, have 'yall! And play it safe now, yah here?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Alexandre on November 21, 2008, 12:06:58 am
Secondary Command chair!  w00t!  You rock, Lawrence!  :)

I don't care I'm little!  I'm, like, uber-cute AND uber-powerful!  As are you, Arbutus... :D

I think I could stay like this for a while... ^_^
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on November 21, 2008, 12:09:47 am
Uhh guys? Hate to spoil your fun but you DO realise that magic ends at midnight right? *points to his watch*

It's pretty close to 'don't feed your Mogwai' time.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 21, 2008, 01:13:11 pm
Man, Lawrence, you are basically the most awesome medic/engineer ever! I've never piloted such a well-designed Death Star before!

*presses the FIRIN' MAH LAZERS button a few times* Pew! Pew! Pew! Oh, I just destroyed Alderaan! How cool! :D

What's this button do?

*presses the big red RIP A HOLE THROUGH THE FABRIC OF TIME button*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kiboe Motegi on November 21, 2008, 05:04:26 pm
*waves wand and both arbutus and alexandre turn back to their normal ages and forms*

okay, that's *cracking noises as i start turning into a racoon* NO, NOT AGAIN! *the wand explodes leaves a confused feral racoon on the floor looking around  :o
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Alexandre on November 21, 2008, 05:24:53 pm
Yeay for Alderaan, Arbutus!  Next stop, Naboo!  No more Jar-Jars for this galaxy!  :)

*shproinks*  ...what the...?  I'm big again...

Drat you, Kiboe!

*fires lasers at Kiboe, laughing hysterically*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kiboe Motegi on November 22, 2008, 10:24:17 am
EKK! *runs away from the lazers and behind alexandre's house to see trashcans, and has an urge to tip them over and dig through them*

uhhh *starts diging through your trash causing raket and a huge mess*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Timberwuff on November 22, 2008, 10:28:26 pm
Ok Kiboe...

*walks over and picks Kiboe up by his scruff*

No trashcan digging! >:(

*puts back on medic costume*

Ehem.. Hm.. vat to do vith you, jah? I zink ve 'ave a solution.

*pulls out a huge needle with a glowing red substance inside.*

Now hold shtill svinehund, thish vil only sting for a momment!

*rams the needles into Kiboe's arm, and surges the liquid through.*

Ahh, all better now, Jah?

*Jiboe turns back into a kitsune.*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kiboe Motegi on November 23, 2008, 10:53:02 am
*i turn back immedietyly into a smaller raccoon* what the?,. LAWERENCE YOU SCAM, THE STUFF ONLY WORKED FOR A SECOND! *starts mauling your face in anger*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Artic Bat on December 06, 2008, 03:00:22 am
*walks in dressed in a Black suit with black Sunglasses on*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Timberwuff on December 23, 2008, 12:12:54 am
Oooof... *Lands after being launched from Kobuk's thread.*    >.>   <.<

Well then.

*Whips out a "Disguise Kit" (http://tf2wiki.net/wiki/Disguise_kit), and in a poof of smoke: Arbutus is standing right where I was!*

Now who wants some carrots? :D
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Artic Bat on December 23, 2008, 01:52:46 am
Spy!!! *busts out the flamethrower*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Timberwuff on December 24, 2008, 01:28:44 am
Spy!!! *busts out the flamethrower*

What? Where? :o

*Starts perspiring and slowly starts backing up.*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Artic Bat on December 24, 2008, 02:27:16 am
*grabs Lawrance and hangs from the cieling with him* Surrender your attack plans of the enemy team or else i drop you!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Timberwuff on December 24, 2008, 12:13:50 pm
Ahhh! Put me down, all of my blood is rushing to my head! x_x

*Drops a briefcase that's spilling papers out.*

Ohh, um... yes, I'm going to need you to let me hold on to that mm-kay?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Artic Bat on December 24, 2008, 01:20:22 pm
*drops lawrance and grabs the papers and breifcase*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Timberwuff on December 24, 2008, 02:03:13 pm
*From the announcement speakers*  "The enemies intelligence has returned to their base."

*Notices Artic Bat's back is facing me.*

Must... not... back-stab...

>.>  <.<

*Thrusts a butterfly knife into the back of Artic Bat.* (:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Artic Bat on December 24, 2008, 02:13:40 pm
*turns around in a flash and grabs the butter knife in mid air* You challange the art of the ninja bat?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on December 24, 2008, 04:29:39 pm
Kaloyan clubs Lawrence over the back of the head with a baseball bat, then shoots him with a shotgun before dashing off. :D
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on February 20, 2009, 09:25:14 pm
Hmmm? Doing? I'm not doing anything. Why would I be doing something? I wouldn't, so I'm not.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on February 20, 2009, 09:56:47 pm
...

 ?
:o

...You're up to something, wolf-boy. I don't know what it is, but I'm going to make an unnerving watching-face at you until I find out.

O_O
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on February 20, 2009, 10:17:06 pm
...

 ?
:o

...You're up to something, wolf-boy. I don't know what it is, but I'm going to make an unnerving watching-face at you until I find out.

O_O

Hey, Arbutus... Stop being nosey. Do you want to lose all your spying privilages?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on February 20, 2009, 10:27:25 pm
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Hey, Arbutus... Stop being nosey. Do you want to lose all your spying privilages?

Actually, he'd lose all his carrot privledges instead.  :D
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Timberwuff on February 21, 2009, 12:27:35 pm
Actually, he'd lose all his carrot privileges instead.  :D

Can you guys do that? :o

We could then sell carrots to him for 50,000 Furtritian! :D
(Furtritian is the currency in Furtopia right?)


...*Throws a copy of Street Fighter 4 into the dead center of the room. And paints a hot-pink stripe on Kalo.*
Definitely not creating conflict. No, not at all. >.>   <.<
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on February 21, 2009, 12:37:39 pm
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Can you guys do that?

I'm an Admin. I can do anything.  :goldwink:

Hands a paper to Arbutus that reads:

"To the Moderator known as Arbutus: This letter is to inform you that the Bank of Furtopia has forclosed on all your carrot production facilities and farmland. You owe the Bank of Furtopia $3,402,515 and 61 cents. Have a nice day!"  :)

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We could then sell carrots to him for 50,000 Furtritian!
(Furtritian is the currency in Furtopia right?)

Furtopia has an official currency?  :o I didn't know that?[/color]
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Blastdav on February 21, 2009, 07:00:28 pm
Oh hey, that's a lot of money ^_^
If we split that 50/50 Kobuk, I shan't tell any of the other members of staff and we can keep it all for ourselves.  What do you say to that huh? ^^
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on February 21, 2009, 07:04:03 pm
Sounds good to me. :) I could use a bit of money. ^_^
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Blastdav on February 21, 2009, 07:07:52 pm
Then it's a deal, just got to wait for the rabbit to pay up then ^_^
*Taps foot and waits for Arby to pay up*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on February 21, 2009, 07:09:07 pm
Oh hey, that's a lot of money ^_^
If we split that 50/50 Kobuk, I shan't tell any of the other members of staff and we can keep it all for ourselves.  What do you say to that huh? ^^

Yeah....great plan with just three minor flaws sir.

1: Any members of staff who read this post will know your plan.
2: Kobuk is rather greedy and is likely to embezzle a great amount of your share for more Mnt Dew, or a new fursuit.
3: Any members of staff who read this post will know your plan.

Now I know I said that last one twice sir, but I felt it to be so extraordinarily massive a flaw that is had to be mentioned twice.

(I hope someone other than Weiss will get the reference.)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Blastdav on February 21, 2009, 07:23:47 pm
*Puts a claw over the post* I'm sorry I don't know what post you're talking about good sir? ^_^
If by all that you meant that you were happy to vollunteer yourself for one of my DNA experiments I'd be more than happy to add you to the list of test animals, I'm looking for some one to test out my mixture on to remove fur ^.~
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on February 21, 2009, 07:39:08 pm
You [cencored], I've already had my DNA twisted thanks to your cookies!

*Unfurls his wings and points to his horns to cite examples.*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Blastdav on February 21, 2009, 07:52:50 pm
Yes how is that going by the way? ^_^
I have an anitdote if you're interested? ^.~
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on February 21, 2009, 08:21:59 pm
Yes how is that going by the way? ^_^
I have an anitdote if you're interested? ^.~
No thanks. Anything from you might just make me worse.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Weisseman on February 21, 2009, 09:28:07 pm
 (: Soon find out if someone else does
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on February 22, 2009, 01:46:25 am
:o These allegations are shocking and baseless! First of all, the Bank of Furtopia should know full well that under statute 4649.21.b.5 concerning alternate dimensions, it has no grounds to tax or mortgage my personal carrot fields, which are located inside my magical hat and thus outside Furtopian jurisdictional limits. My magical hat is in fact its own independent nation, and bilateral trade agreements with Furtopia dictate that you owe our farmers $3,402,515.61 in sales tax on your copious purchases of green tea. I suggest you pay up. We have cannons. ^_^

And second of all, how on earth would I be able to pay a fine like that when you've been withholding my moderator's salary for the past four months?! >:( That's right, don't think I haven't noticed. You tell all the members that the staff doesn't get paid for the work they do, but really you just keep all our checks for yourself! I haven't seen a single Furtritian since the day I became a watcher! That's embezzlement! This is a travesty, and I will see justice done!

*a large band of anthropomorphic carrots materializes out of nowhere, all marching with picket signs*
"NEVER GET BETWEEN A RABBIT AND HIS CARROTS"
"STOP THESE HARE-BRAINED ALLEGATIONS"
"SHOW ME THE BUNNY"
"CARROTS ARE RICH IN FIBER, ANTIOXIDANTS, AND MINERALS"
"HELL NO, WE WON'T GO"
"JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED (with a bit of admin on the side)"
"HUSKY, IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER"
"TIME FOR SOME BAKED ALASKA"
"VAULT IS BETTER"
"SOBE IS ALSO BETTER"
"WE <3 YOU ARBUTUS (even though you eat us)"
"ARBUTUS FOR ADMIN"
"RABBIT POWER"
"MUSH"
"MUSH"
"MUSH"
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on February 22, 2009, 02:10:26 am
Vive La Revolution!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on February 24, 2009, 01:36:11 am
Vive La Revolution!
Vive La Resolution?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Weisseman on February 24, 2009, 11:56:59 am
Did you mean to quote yourself? :o
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on February 24, 2009, 12:15:07 pm
Yes I did.

Quote from: Kaloyan Alett
Yes I did.
Quote from: Kaloyan Alett
Yes I did
Quote from: Kaloyan Alett
Yes I did

Hear that echo? Sweet. :)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Weisseman on February 24, 2009, 12:31:49 pm
Arbie! I think Kalo's gone nuts :o See to him quickly before it gets worse!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on March 30, 2009, 02:17:18 am
Oh hey! I didn't even realize it, but today's an anniversary of sorts. It's been four years, almost to the minute, since I first discovered Furtopia.

:)

Four years... that's really odd for me, considering that I don't even really like forums, lol. I've signed up for others in the past, but I was usually driven away after like ten posts by the unwelcoming attitude and hostile atmosphere I found. But with Furtopia... I was in college, up at 2 in the morning, not yet ready to get to bed, surfing furry sites out of boredom, and something about Furtopia just instantly clicked. That was four years ago. And well, here I still am, loving it more than ever. That's all the proof I need that there's something special about this place... and about you, the fuzzballs who make it what it is.

Here's to the next four years! *raises a glass of carrot juice in a toast*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on March 30, 2009, 09:16:13 am
Congratulations on 4 years! *huskyhugs*

*raises a bottle of Dew in a toast, then presents Arbutus with a crate of fresh picked carrots*  :)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on March 30, 2009, 11:01:21 am
Congrats Arbutus on 4 years! 

*raises glass of coke*

Have a Kit Kat (http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/5328/kitkatic8.jpg)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on April 11, 2009, 05:47:25 pm
*pokes thread*
Taking a cue from Kobuk, I'm asking Arbutus to talk more about himself.

You like to take pictures and post them in your LJ now and then, are you interested in photography as a career?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Black Foot on April 11, 2009, 06:42:24 pm
Congratulations Arbutus on 4 years on here *raises a glass of homemade herbal tea* I hope the farmers pays  you folks the moderators on this site since they owe you back taxes. Hey Arbutus I have a huge carrot patch that you would like. I was saving these carrots just for you. And I'd like to say Happy Easter to everyone on here.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on April 11, 2009, 07:28:20 pm
CARROTS

*hugs the carrots*

Thank you so much, Black Foot! :) *nibbles on one* And they're fresh-picked too! I'll have to bring these down to my secret vault under the Furtopia Building, where I keep my stash of Carrots of Welcoming. But first, of course, I'll just skim a little off the top.... *slips about thirty carrots under his coat* ;)

Now, to answer Kalo's question:
You like to take pictures and post them in your LJ now and then, are you interested in photography as a career?

Nah, not really. I enjoy taking pictures a lot, but I'm not good enough to make any money off it. Also, I don't know how to use like half the functions on my camera, lol. It came with a 100-page manual, but I only got halfway through before I was like "THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH."

Actually, I mentioned this here a long long time ago, but what I really want to do with my life is to become an officer with the US Foreign Service. Foreign Service Officers are the ones who work directly under the US ambassadors and do most of the work in American embassies, issuing visas, reporting on political developments, dealing with crises, helping to shape America's foreign policy, and representing the United States abroad. It's incredibly tough to get into, but if I do, I'd be working in a different foreign capital every two years, learning languages, getting to really know places instead of just traveling there, and doing things that are actually important to the world. So that's the dream I'm working towards. :)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Dragore on April 11, 2009, 10:04:33 pm
what type of rabbit are you. are you a Flemish giant. or what i always wanted to know
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on April 12, 2009, 01:33:25 am
what type of rabbit are you. are you a Flemish giant. or what i always wanted to know

Uh, I'm not really sure! ^_^ I think I'm a European Rabbit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oryctolagus_cuniculus), like my venerable ancestors on Watership Down. Just your basic wild rabbit, in other words.

My fur used to be brown-gray, but now I think it's more of a gray-brown. I KNOW, ADVENTUROUS, RIGHT.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on April 12, 2009, 04:58:32 pm
Oh! By the way, HAPPY EASTER, FURTOPIA!

I guess this makes me the resident Easter Bunny, then. I'm cool with that. *hands out chocolate eggs to everyone who wants one* :orbunny:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on April 12, 2009, 06:55:44 pm
I'll have to pass on the chocolate eggs because I need some serious dental work done.  x_x But can I have a bottle of green tea instead? :)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on April 12, 2009, 09:10:23 pm
*noms the egg and sucks out the cream filling*

:) Mmmmmm....good.
:( But now it's gone.

*looks at Arbutus*
 :o  >:( .........More....
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on April 30, 2009, 11:25:14 pm
Kaloyan.......NO!  >:( Arbutus is not to be eaten! Shame on you for even thinking such a thought!

Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Dragore on May 01, 2009, 08:54:52 am
what type of rabbit are you. are you a Flemish giant. or what i always wanted to know

Uh, I'm not really sure! ^_^ I think I'm a European Rabbit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oryctolagus_cuniculus), like my venerable ancestors on Watership Down. Just your basic wild rabbit, in other words.

My fur used to be brown-gray, but now I think it's more of a gray-brown. I KNOW, ADVENTUROUS, RIGHT.
cool want a oversized carrot i grew just for you. i mean this thing is huge *holds it out to you*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on May 04, 2009, 01:56:59 pm
*pulls a podium out of his hat*
*steps up to the microphone*

Ahem. Ahemhemhemhemhem. I have a life update for you all.

For those of you who didn't already see my lolrabbit on Livejournal, I has a job! :) After many months of being pretty much unemployed, this is a tremendous relief. I'm going to be writing publications and editing essays for an admissions consulting firm in Philadelphia, PA.

I'm also planning to move into Philly for work, so I ask you all: does anyone have any advice about apartment-hunting? I've never done it before-- always lived in the dorms at college-- so any hints you have would be really useful. ^_^
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Dragore on May 06, 2009, 08:47:49 am
well look for one that is in good shape and is not a bank breaker. and also become friends with your land lord. that is always good
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on May 29, 2009, 05:21:33 pm
I'm bored. Ask me something! You already know a little bit about me just from the posts in this thread, but now's your chance to learn a little more. ;)

These are my LJ interests, because posting them is the cool thing to do:

=:), abandoned places, always wearing hiking boots, american revolution, animal collective, attempts at linguistic research, battle of monmouth, being an evil sucktard, burning bill bryson, calvin and hobbes, cesium, classic literature, classical music, collecting counties, deviants, dialects of american english, dissecting foreign languages, dmitri shostakovich, dorking out over things, dreaming of travel, early american history, exploring new cities, exploring poetry, furry, furtopia, geography, gustav mahler, hatin on math, having insomnia, high tech high school, hiking, hilariously bad music, history, honoring saparmurat niyazov's memory, incompletely learning languages, jersey pride, jersey shame, jumping back-and-forth over borders, jumping over things, lighthouses, linguistics, logical party, memorizing the periodic table, montana, mountains, musical abortions, national parks, never returning to america, not making life plans, photography, playing with 14.8-molar ammonia, pointing out your accent, poorly-planned and ill-conceived excursions, prague, quiz bowl, rabbiteering, rabbits, rabid foaming-at-the-mouth capitalism, reading atlases, roma issues, roman history, savannah, slavic languages, sociolinguistics, studying abroad, the a-team, the dresden dolls, the idiotic thumbs-up, the inquisitive brow, the odd quad, the pimp bus, trampolines, travelling europe, trivia, trying to know everything, urban exploration, useless knowledge, utterly insane bike trips, verbally abusing delaware, watching squirrels, watership down, wikipedia, wikipedia-based autodidactism, william faulkner, williams college, williams trivia, writing
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on May 29, 2009, 10:19:04 pm
Lets be systematic. I enjoy Abandoned Places as well. So why do you like them? Do you just enjoy exploring or is it something deeper than that?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Alexandre on May 29, 2009, 11:46:35 pm
Ooh, I like that question!  What abandoned places do you like?  And don't you dare say Calico... I hate that ghost town with a passion.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on June 01, 2009, 02:02:10 am
Haha, oh man... "systematic" as in you're going to go through them one by one? Bring it on. :D

I love exploring abandoned places. I guess you'd call it "urban exploration," if you know that term. I don't know if I can put into words what exactly fascinates me about them. Well, for one thing, I think there's something incredibly artistic about decaying buildings, because they're halfway between humanity and nature. But even more than that, I think that... that urban exploration is one of the only ways we can truly explore in this day and age. You know what I mean? There are no blank spots left on the map anymore. You can google the most obscure country on the face of the earth and find dozens of travelogues from people who have already been there and taken pictures. No place on earth remains untouched. Except... when I wander through an abandoned building, I can sort of regain the feeling that I am seeing something humans have never seen before.

That, and I love the artifacts you can find in those sorts of places. Old papers, little machine parts, giant boilers submerged in a flooded basement. I went to an abandoned insane asylum once, and there were old metal-frame beds and patient records and inmates' crayon pictures still hanging on the bulletin boards and holy christ it was very creepy to feel myself in the presence of these tortured people from the past. And then I met up with Blastdav and Whitefang later that same day and told them all about it. :D

These are still two of my favorite urban-exploration pictures. One is of a ship graveyard, the other is of a Gingerbread Castle.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/arbutus/Oct%202008%20to%20Mar%202009/IMG_0464.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/arbutus/Gingerbread%20Castle/9d696dbc.jpg)

Alexandre, I don't know what Calico is, so, uh, never fear. ;) Is it a ghost town for the tourists or something? I'd love to visit an actual, abandoned ghost town one day. We have one in New Jersey, sort of, but it's right below an interstate and all the buildings have been restored by the historical society to the way they once were. BOOO-RING
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on June 01, 2009, 02:40:41 am
Sounds like you love them the same way I do, but I just can't go into those kind of places anymore. I've had close calls that make me need to be armed if I ever go "exploring" again. :D
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on June 01, 2009, 11:34:40 am
:o Oh man. Story time, Kalo.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on June 01, 2009, 01:43:16 pm
:o Oh man. Story time, Kalo.
:'(   *tells big, long, dramatic, out-of-character story that no one really wants to hear and is too much drama for anyone to enjoy.*  :'(  And that's why we hide the eggs...

Well now after that, lets move on shall we? *Checks the list* "Always Wearing Hiking Boots"?

I love boots too, but they don't always have to be hiking boots, am I correct in assuming this has something to do with your inquisitive nature regarding abandoned places?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on June 08, 2009, 11:14:07 pm
Oh man, this has been open in a browser window for like a week and I forgot to respond. :'(

Quote
am I correct in assuming this has something to do with your inquisitive nature regarding abandoned places?

Sort of. It's more like, I always wear hiking boots wherever I go, because wherever I go, I somehow manage to get myself into situations where hiking boots are necessary. :D I've been known to do things like go out for a gallon of milk and end up in the middle of the woods searching for forgotten historical cemeteries, or to go out for lunch at work and come back with grass-stained khakis and mud all over my dress shoes. Hiking boots are... just something I find to be valuable, lol.

Here in NJ, we voted last Tuesday in the primaries for the governor's race. So instead of driving to my polling place, I decided to put on my hiking boots and walk there via the shortest route possible, i.e. bushwhacking through the woods behind my house. :D It was a lot of fun, even though it ended up pouring. (a lot.)

Ask me some more questions, people! ^_^
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on June 08, 2009, 11:50:27 pm
Okay, in honor of you, lets go off the beaten path. Whats the deal with lighthouses being in your list?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on June 09, 2009, 09:52:07 pm
Due to Arbutus eating a NEW member in this thread:
http://forums.furtopia.org/index.php/topic,36646.msg711606.html#msg711606
........I regret to inform everyone that Arbutus has been placed on a two week ban. BAD BUNNY!   >:(
As further punishment:

*pours chocolate sauce all over Arbutus*

Ok, kids, you can come in and have a taste of the belatedly late Easter large chocolate rabbit. :)
*opens a door and watches as a kids rush forward to grab a chunk of the large chocolate bunny, some of the kids brandishing forks, knives, and even.........chainsaws... :o to get a piece of the bunny*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on June 10, 2009, 12:29:15 am
*watches the kids*
Wait'll they find the chewy center. :D
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Dragore on June 15, 2009, 12:42:32 am
what did i miss who ate who.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kiboe Motegi on June 15, 2009, 09:05:51 am
*eats kobuk*

HA!, a husky eating a husky!

wait, does that count as canabalism if i eat a fellow husky?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Katra on June 15, 2009, 07:24:20 pm
Hey; cough up that husky. *Gives Kiboe the heimlich maneuver.*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on June 23, 2009, 10:19:40 pm
I can now officially say that the 2 week ban which was placed on Arbutus (Read Post #106 above) has now ended. :)

*gets a fire hose and sprays Arbutus down and washes all the chocolate off of his fur, then sticks him in a dryer*

30 minutes later........

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/117/284205175_3b0f943165.jpg)

Oooops.  :-[ I accidentally used the "fluff" cycle on the dryer.  :D Anybody got a comb?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Dragore on June 23, 2009, 10:24:45 pm
I can now officially say that the 2 week ban which was placed on Arbutus (Read Post #106 above) has now ended. :)

*gets a fire hose and sprays Arbutus down and washes all the chocolate off of his fur, then sticks him in a dryer*

30 minutes later........

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/117/284205175_3b0f943165.jpg)

Oooops.  :-[ I accidentally used the "fluff" cycle on the dryer.  :D Anybody got a comb?
heck yea thats uber cute. nice one kobuk
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on June 23, 2009, 11:02:28 pm
A comb takes too long, lets just shave him. :D
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kiboe Motegi on June 24, 2009, 08:35:52 am
*coughs up kobuk but his foot comes out* uhh, yea, i may meed some helf here, i got a footpaw hangin out my mouf! (sounding with his mouth full of husky paw)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Dragore on June 24, 2009, 10:27:51 am
*coughs up kobuk but his foot comes out* uhh, yea, i may meed some helf here, i got a footpaw hangin out my mouf! (sounding with his mouth full of husky paw)
grabs kobuks footpaw and yanks* hows this
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Nicholai on June 24, 2009, 01:00:46 pm
*Kiboe doubles over and gags*  Oh god the dew bottles are coming next! Everybody run!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Nicholai on June 30, 2009, 11:39:51 pm
*don't want to double post but...*


I thought of you the second I saw this.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsJom_QDLp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsJom_QDLp4)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Ziel on July 06, 2009, 12:19:53 pm
Welche spräche hast du unvollendet gelernt?

And if German isn't one of them... what languages have you partially learned?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Ziel on August 01, 2009, 11:40:07 pm
Here's a picture I got today.  Thought of you.

(http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/17062/2096718250103580271S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2096718250103580271hBHGzM)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on August 03, 2009, 07:45:44 pm
Eeee, I just had to stop myself from squeeing in the middle of a public library! That's so cute! :) (: :) (: :) I love baby rabbits!!! (Human babies annoy me.)

Oh man, how did I never answer your question about languages up there? I apologize for that.

Let's see, my English is pretty good.
Other than that, I've probably reached my most advanced level with Russian, though I was never able to speak it confidently, to be honest. Too many vocabulary issues, and it doesn't help that I've forgotten a lot of my vocab at this point. :P I studied it for two years in college, though, and then spent a semester in St. Petersburg.
At one time, I could also speak Czech at like a high-beginner low-intermediate level or something, but I was only in Prague for a semester so I never got the chance to dive into it really deeply. I think I could still hold a tremendously awkward conversation, though.
As for Spanish, I used to take it in high school, and I got pretty good at it, but I've since forgotten a TON. I can still muddle through magazines and stuff, but if I try to actually speak it it comes out as Russian. Not even kidding. :D

And if you want a REALLY loose definition of "partially learn," you can throw German, Dutch, and Slovak on the list too. :P And I have courses for about five other languages on my bookshelf that, I swear, I will get around to one day.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Ziel on August 04, 2009, 12:27:51 am
Oh man, how did I never answer your question about languages up there? I apologize for that.

No biggie. I get sidetracked all the time with, well life, among other things.

Yeah, apparently we have a nest under one of those bushes in the front garden.  There's 4 babies. That day they were just sitting out in the yard, chilling. That's the only one that let me get near it with the camera. I think it got used to my presence, and it eventually let me get the camera just inches from it.

Then tonight, we looked out front and saw the mother out there. Then two of the babies came out, and started nursing. It was quite a sight.

German is the only other language I know. Finished my minor in it freshman year. Unfortunately, haven't used it much since.  I remember most of the vocab, but some of the little grammar rules get me.  I even got to go over there for 3 weeks right after high school.

But our German professor in college had learned like 8 languages, and is basically fluent in all of them. And I think he was working on like 3 more...
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kruzer on August 28, 2009, 09:20:37 am
Hey Arbutus, I'd love to see some more pics/stories of your long trecks to places no one goes, especially abandoned buildings.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on August 28, 2009, 11:24:49 pm
Hey Kruzer! Well, you've seen the pictures I shared up above, and you saw my other pic in front of the turnpike tunnel, right? :) I don't know if I've actually uploaded pics from my other adventures. Oh no wait, I take it back - I posted on Furtopia once about my trip to an abandoned viaduct (http://forums.furtopia.org/index.php/topic,29973.msg605265.html#msg605265)!

I'm sure there's some amazing urban exploration to be done in Philly... lots of disused factories in the blighted old industrial neighborhoods north of here. But honestly, I haven't worked up the will to check them out it yet. The idea of exploring abandoned buildings somehow isn't as compelling when you have to worry about running across crackheads and crazy people. :(

If I do have any adventures soon, though, I'll definitely tell you about them!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kruzer on August 29, 2009, 06:21:44 am
Wow that viaduct is just amazing! Nothing like that or the tunnel you posted before exists in Australia.

Have you considered blogging your adventures? One of my acquaintances runs this blog (http://perth6000.blogspot.com) if you want some ideas. As you can see, our abandoned sites are far more tame than what you'd find in the US. Land values are very high in aus.

i'm sure i don't need to tell you to always keep as safe as possible and take a few precautions when exploring. Oh an also, are you are a fan of commie / public housing tenements?

Have a good weekend, dear bunny.

K
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on August 29, 2009, 12:56:07 pm
The idea of exploring abandoned buildings somehow isn't as compelling when you have to worry about running across crackheads and crazy people. :(

And that is why I stay armed whenever I go out. :)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: moonraiser on August 29, 2009, 01:26:20 pm
The idea of exploring abandoned buildings somehow isn't as compelling when you have to worry about running across crackheads and crazy people. :(

And that is why I stay armed whenever I go out. :)
you guys must walk around in a bad part of town then
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Avan on August 29, 2009, 01:32:20 pm
I love baby rabbits!!! (Human babies annoy me.)
^^ I feel the same way about wolf puppies (and human babies) respectively. I'd be a bad parent... If I was a real wolf/'adoptive parent' for some puppies, I'd spoil my little fuzzballs silly, and on the other side I would probably get annoyed all the time at human kids...

And on the subject of urban exploration, there is very little to do in my area (we're a quite suburb with very few unused structures (the only unused one is a little shack that sank into the dirt, and it's behind a fence on someone's property, as well as an old farmhouse that has been reduced to a bunch of bricks tilled into the soil)... BORING!)
However, in oregon, across from the entry to a wolf sanctuary I visited, they had a neat old abandoned gas station and house + garage ^^
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kruzer on August 30, 2009, 02:46:42 am

you guys must walk around in a bad part of town then
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yeah, that's part of the deal. Uninhabited structures are always going to attract unsavoury characters.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on August 30, 2009, 02:57:35 am
Wow that viaduct is just amazing! Nothing like that or the tunnel you posted before exists in Australia.

I am going to go ahead and challenge that statement. :D I don't know enough about Australia to know whether you let your city cores decay the same way we did in the mid-twentieth century. But one thing I do know is that you folks do a whole lot of mining. How many abandoned mines are out there in the desert?(*) How much disused railroad infrastructure? How many company ghost towns? Even if you didn't have any of that, the abandoned hospitals and stuff in that Perth 6000 blog are nothing to sneeze at... and Sydney and Melbourne are older than many American cities.

(*) note: don't go inside abandoned mines, kids

I do write about my exploits occasionally on Livejournal (link in sig)... although not too often. I prefer to tantalize people by providing them with cryptic one-sentence summaries of what was done, and then watch everybody freak out and ask for details. :D

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Oh an also, are you are a fan of commie / public housing tenements?

I would like to answer, but I don't know what you mean by this. ^_^
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Post by: Arbutus on August 30, 2009, 03:01:28 am
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you guys must walk around in a bad part of town then

yeah, that's part of the deal. Uninhabited structures are always going to attract unsavoury characters.

Also, the fact that these places are abandoned is sort of why this is a bad part of town. ;) Hand in hand.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kruzer on August 30, 2009, 08:03:41 am
Wow that viaduct is just amazing! Nothing like that or the tunnel you posted before exists in Australia.

I am going to go ahead and challenge that statement. :D I don't know enough about Australia to know whether you let your city cores decay the same way we did in the mid-twentieth century. But one thing I do know is that you folks do a whole lot of mining. How many abandoned mines are out there in the desert?(*) How much disused railroad infrastructure? How many company ghost towns? Even if you didn't have any of that, the abandoned hospitals and stuff in that Perth 6000 blog are nothing to sneeze at... and Sydney and Melbourne are older than many American cities.

(*) note: don't go inside abandoned mines, kids

I do write about my exploits occasionally on Livejournal (link in sig)... although not too often. I prefer to tantalize people by providing them with cryptic one-sentence summaries of what was done, and then watch everybody freak out and ask for details. :D

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Oh an also, are you are a fan of commie / public housing tenements?

I would like to answer, but I don't know what you mean by this. ^_^

Yeah, I was probably bieng a little harsh on what we've got here. Most of Perths inner city has been gentrified and we've never been a manufacturing city. As you pointed out, mining and energy are king here in the west. No doubt there are plenty of unused mines and historical sites but you'd need a customised four wheel drive to get out there. I probably need to do some more exploring over in sydney and melbourne.

Until then, I'll muster up the courage to pay this beast a visit.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/2682957100_de8f5089a0_b.jpg

Sorry about my poorly worded question. I should have used the term social housing projects.  Heres an example from NYC

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=manhattan&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=33.489543,78.837891&ie=UTF8&ll=40.756181,-73.909171&spn=0.003909,0.009624&t=h&z=17
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on August 30, 2009, 10:28:22 am
Still not sure how to answer that. ;) From political and theoretical standpoints, I'm almost never in favor. If they're occupied, they sorta scare me. If they're abandoned... yes please. (: I've never been inside one, though.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Avan on August 30, 2009, 11:27:19 am
X3
lol- I suddenly remembered why your name was so familiar! (I remember you said it was from a plant)

The Arbutus genus: strawberry trees and other related plants!
I have an A.Unedo (the actual strawberry tree with edible fruit, not decorative)

I'll see if I can get a pic with a rabbit in the background...^^
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on September 01, 2009, 12:29:05 am
Close... but not quite. ;) There's more than one kind of arbutus, and I named myself after this sort:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fd/Trailing_arbutus_2006.jpg/180px-Trailing_arbutus_2006.jpg) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailing_arbutus)

The trailing arbutus, also known as the mayflower. My fursona started out as a character in a role-playing game based on the book Watership Down, in which nearly all the rabbits are named after plants. I spent a while flipping through a flower field guide, searching for the perfect name for this character I had created, and I found this tiny, pale pink, fragile flower that seemed to embody a lot of my character's attributes - the trailing arbutus. And something about the name just felt... instantly right. And still does.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on September 01, 2009, 12:35:48 am
Yep, because you seem to always be on the trail. And of course, let's not forget that 'Mayflower' is the name of the pilgrims boat whne they came to America.

Seems always to be a fitting name for those who wander.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Avan on September 01, 2009, 06:25:22 pm
Close... but not quite. ;) There's more than one kind of arbutus, and I named myself after this sort:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fd/Trailing_arbutus_2006.jpg/180px-Trailing_arbutus_2006.jpg) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailing_arbutus)

The trailing arbutus, also known as the mayflower. My fursona started out as a character in a role-playing game based on the book Watership Down, in which nearly all the rabbits are named after plants. I spent a while flipping through a flower field guide, searching for the perfect name for this character I had created, and I found this tiny, pale pink, fragile flower that seemed to embody a lot of my character's attributes - the trailing arbutus. And something about the name just felt... instantly right. And still does.
Ok, well, I don't think that's even close to being in the same genus! ^^
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on September 01, 2009, 09:57:29 pm
Yep, because you seem to always be on the trail. And of course, let's not forget that 'Mayflower' is the name of the pilgrims boat whne they came to America.

Seems always to be a fitting name for those who wander.

I like that way of thinking about it. :)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Lava on September 02, 2009, 07:14:36 am
Hey, Arbutus! Random question but are you a grey bunny, white bunny or brown bunny? I never could tell, your avatar and pixel are completely different colours XD
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on September 02, 2009, 03:08:49 pm
I always thought he was brown and turned white in winter.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on September 02, 2009, 07:59:04 pm
Hey, Arbutus! Random question but are you a grey bunny, white bunny or brown bunny? I never could tell, your avatar and pixel are completely different colours XD

I'm not surprised that people are confused about this, because I still... haven't really decided. :D I started out with brownish-gray fur (normal wild rabbit color), but then I started thinking I wanted to switch to a grayish-brown, with an off-white underbelly. Unfortunately, I came to the horrific realization that that color scheme would make me look like Bugs Bunny. x_x So I became suddenly less enthused about it, and I still haven't really figured out what I want to be.

I don't know. I guess since I'm not interested in fursuiting and I don't commission a whole lot of art, I never felt too much pressure to codify my fursona.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Patchworkbear on September 03, 2009, 12:48:08 pm
I never gave much thought to what color I am either. I've always pictured myself as brown almost by default because the classic teddy bear is usually brown. Like you I'm not really interested in fursuits and when I do draw my fursona it's usually just a doodle in a notebook never colored in so I never really needed to give it much thought.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Lava on September 07, 2009, 09:15:57 am
I don't know. I guess since I'm not interested in fursuiting and I don't commission a whole lot of art, I never felt too much pressure to codify my fursona.

Makes sense. Afterall, you could be like me who changes their whole fursona on a regular basis >v>
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Nicholai on September 11, 2009, 09:40:43 pm

I don't know. I guess since I'm not interested in fursuiting and I don't commission a whole lot of art, I never felt too much pressure to codify my fursona.

Maybe your a color shifting bunny?  You could be the fandom's first!  (:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Patchworkbear on September 14, 2009, 07:28:31 pm
Camoflauge rabbit. That would come in handy when eluding predators.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Marie Mosspool on November 01, 2009, 10:45:05 pm
yay for bunnies :3 Just the description of your love for lapines makes me want to send you one of the bunnies that was born last night (Halloween oddly enough). I have a serious question for you though..Me being an avid and voracious reader coupled with my sheer enjoyment of the watership down books I was wondering if you could give me a list of all the books in the series since I've only read two. I'm at least hoping there's more than that. That aside I have another question you might find interesting..Have you ever seen the animated movie Watership Down? I quite enjoyed it myself and it was very well done if you ask me.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 02, 2009, 04:58:37 pm
Eee! Yes, Marie, I will take that bunny. Please send it by express mail. :) (: :) (: :)

I have a serious question for you though..Me being an avid and voracious reader coupled with my sheer enjoyment of the watership down books I was wondering if you could give me a list of all the books in the series since I've only read two. I'm at least hoping there's more than that.

It's actually not a series - there's only one "main" Watership Down book (and what a book it is!) The other book, Tales from Watership Down, wasn't a true sequel; it was really more like three disconnected groups of stories set in the WD universe. It was actually written about 25 years after Watership Down, which explains why it has so many more strong doe characters than the original! Unfortunately, it wasn't received too well (mostly because it, well, wasn't as good), and I actually think it's gone out of print in Britain since it was first published.

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That aside I have another question you might find interesting..Have you ever seen the animated movie Watership Down? I quite enjoyed it myself and it was very well done if you ask me.

Why, of course I have. (: I loved that movie... I've probably watched it about ten or fifteen times (which is many fewer than the number of times I've read the book). I also thought it was really well done, although it suffers a lot in the first half due to the fact that they were trying to pack a 500-page book into only 90 minutes of animation. But the second half of the movie is everything I could ask for!

Now, have you ever heard of the Watership Down TV series, I wonder? ;)

Fun fact about Arbutus: I used to run a somewhat extensive Watership Down fansite back when I was in high school! It focused mainly on the book, but it also had content about TFWD, the movie, and WD role-playing games. This was back when Geocities was the most awesome thing since sliced bread, so you can only imagine how terrible it looked. :D
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Marie Mosspool on November 03, 2009, 09:13:02 am
All I can say is. *falls to knees* YOU ARE AWESOME! Yes, yes I can imagine how bad that site looked XD At one time I had heard about there being a watership down TV series and I spent two weeks scanning every single channel of our cable that wasn't well you know...*ahem* 225 channels in all and no success when using the digital TV guide or searching manually. It was a nightmare that just goes to show how much I enjoyed that series without being in the fandom.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 03, 2009, 04:55:37 pm
At one time I had heard about there being a watership down TV series and I spent two weeks scanning every single channel of our cable that wasn't well you know...*ahem* 225 channels in all and no success when using the digital TV guide or searching manually. It was a nightmare that just goes to show how much I enjoyed that series without being in the fandom.

Haha, I admire your dedication. I really do. :D I don't know where or when you embarked on your search, but I can tell you that the TV series only aired in the UK and Canada, and that it only lasted for three seasons (1999-2001). So, er, maybe that was part of why you couldn't find it. ;) I've never actually seen it myself.

I think they might sell DVDs of the TV show on Amazon... or at least they did at one point, which suggests that they would be on Ebay now. I don't know if you're that interested, but there you go!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Marie Mosspool on November 15, 2009, 01:13:00 am
At one time I had heard about there being a watership down TV series and I spent two weeks scanning every single channel of our cable that wasn't well you know...*ahem* 225 channels in all and no success when using the digital TV guide or searching manually. It was a nightmare that just goes to show how much I enjoyed that series without being in the fandom.

Haha, I admire your dedication. I really do. :D I don't know where or when you embarked on your search, but I can tell you that the TV series only aired in the UK and Canada, and that it only lasted for three seasons (1999-2001). So, er, maybe that was part of why you couldn't find it. ;) I've never actually seen it myself.

I think they might sell DVDs of the TV show on Amazon... or at least they did at one point, which suggests that they would be on Ebay now. I don't know if you're that interested, but there you go!
son of a ringworm...I live in the USA so that might be why I never found it...
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 24, 2009, 12:36:32 am
Oh hey, will you look at that. It's November 24th, 2009, my sixth furry anniversary! :)

Yes, it was six long years ago today that I woke up in bed and discovered that, while I slept, brown fur had grown in all over my body, a muzzle had pushed out from my face, and a pair of very long ears had sprouted from the top of my head! That was a very strange experience, let me tell you. It took me a while to figure out how to balance on my new digitigrade legs, but once I got the hang of it, I spent the next half-hour jumping for joy... until I realized that I would have to leave my bedroom sometime. It was one thing to suddenly turn into the animal you'd always wished to be, but it was something quite different to have to face the human world as that animal. I didn't know what to do, and my stomach was tied in knots at the thought of going outside, so I did the only thing I could think of: I turned on my computer and started reading the news, trying to figure out if the same thing had happened to anyone else in the world. (This was before I had figured out how to type with claws, so I was basically pecking at the keyboard one claw at a time, and it took me a million years to get anywhere.) I was overjoyed to find out that no, I wasn't the only one - that there were thousands of people out there over the years who had gone through the same transformation I had! It wasn't a well-known phenomenon by any means - it seemed like the only folks who had heard of it back then were MTV and Vanity Fair, who had done sleazy exposes about the "furpiles" these people would have - but there were entire websites and forums devoted to the phenomenon, and the people who posted there were some of the friendliest folks I could ever hope to know.

Anyway, long story short, I started Googling around for stories about people who had transformed into the same kind of creature I had, and that was when I stumbled across the furry fandom. And I've been here ever since. :)

A couple of years later, I bought the coat. The end!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Avan on November 24, 2009, 12:44:26 am
Happy 6th!... uh... furry anniversary? X3 lol
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Onion on November 24, 2009, 12:59:06 am
Happy 6'th my furry friend! And might I say, we are mighty happy to have you around. Gives Arbutus a World tour Carrot Sampler box.

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:Wa75afXovR_pMM:http://www.motherearthsgarden.com/files/2009/01/istock-000008185716xsmall.jpg)

Hey Thanks for being our Dragoon on Remember when thread. Could'nt of beat that Dark Lord with out your Might Rabbit Leap Ability.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on November 24, 2009, 02:39:21 am
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Oh hey, will you look at that. It's November 24th, 2009, my sixth furry anniversary!

Really? What a coincidence! Because that's the same date (Nov. 24 2003) that I became a fur and joined Furtopia. ;) I'm on my 7th year right now. *hugs the rabbit and gives him a six pack of Dew* Doesn't matter if you like Dew or not. Drink up in celebration. :) Cheers!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on November 24, 2009, 08:57:28 pm
Happy ani-fur-sarry! Yeah, lame I know. But what the heck? You only live once according to many religions so enjoy your time, lame jokes and all.

Glad you're still around Arbutus.

EDIT: LOVE the new avatar!

I had to come back later to edit this so I could present you with your gift. Peanut Butter Cups are for major accomplishments in the fandom but being here a few years is big enough to warrant something even more special. So Here you go... Hope you like Cheesecake.

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/5251/pbccake.jpg)

The cake is not my idea nor is the picture, link to the recipe can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elfcakes/421215310/
Look for 'recipe and entry'
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on November 24, 2009, 10:03:58 pm
I would have given Kobuk a cake too in his thread but I don't see it around anymore. So to make our favorite dewd feel good about his ani-fur-sarry here's a second cake. Sorry Kobuk.

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/5251/pbccake.jpg)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Avan on November 24, 2009, 10:13:43 pm
Kobuk's thread dissapeared more or less about a month or so ago. Don't know why...
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on November 24, 2009, 10:24:29 pm
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Kobuk's thread dissapeared more or less about a month or so ago. Don't know why...

I ditched the thread.  :P Nobody really paid much attention to it anyway, and I kept shooting my muzzle off too much about model projects that I was building which really doesn't interest anybody.

Anyway, thanks for the cake, Kaloyan. *puts the cheesecake in the fridge to save it for dessert after the Thanksgiving meal*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 24, 2009, 10:44:48 pm
Happy 6'th my furry friend! And might I say, we are mighty happy to have you around. Gives Arbutus a World tour Carrot Sampler box.

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:Wa75afXovR_pMM:http://www.motherearthsgarden.com/files/2009/01/istock-000008185716xsmall.jpg)

...Whoa. Dude, I totally appreciate the gift, but this is the first time I've ever been scared by a carrot. That black curly one is crazy, what demented farmer's garden did that one come out of?

Oh well, I'll take a taste out of curiosity. There's no point in not being adventurous, right? *picks it up and takes an experimental nibble*

...:o

IT TASTES LIKE PIZZA. :o


Hey Thanks for being our Dragoon on Remember when thread. Could'nt of beat that Dark Lord with out your Might Rabbit Leap Ability.

Haha, any time, Moon Dogy, any time. I don't post in the Word Games, but I was pretty amused to read that thread. :)


Happy ani-fur-sarry! Yeah, lame I know. But what the heck? You only live once according to many religions so enjoy your time, lame jokes and all.

Glad you're still around Arbutus.

EDIT: LOVE the new avatar!

Aw thanks Kalo. *hugs you* I'm glad you're back too.

The avatar is actually from a while ago... it's my winter icon from last year, I think? Two years ago? I never did get much use out of it, though, so I'm glad to bring it back. :) It was done by Formidonis (http://ninjahijinx.com/), who does some absolutely adorable art.


I had to come back later to edit this so I could present you with your gift. Peanut Butter Cups are for major accomplishments in the fandom but being here a few years is big enough to warrant something even more special. So Here you go... Hope you like Cheesecake.

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/5251/pbccake.jpg)

:o :o :o

Oh man. Oh man. It's like I died and went to heaven, except then I died again from eating too much cake and was condemned to purgatory, where I had to sit on a stool in a corner for all eternity nursing a stomachache while a momma rabbit yells at me about spoiling my appetite. That is pretty much exactly what it is like.

Guys, I don't think I can eat this all. Who wants to share? *nibbles a carrot into a knife-shape and begins cutting the cake into pieces*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on November 24, 2009, 10:50:33 pm
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Kobuk's thread dissapeared more or less about a month or so ago. Don't know why...

I ditched the thread.  :P Nobody really paid much attention to it anyway, and I kept shooting my muzzle off too much about model projects that I was building which really doesn't interest anybody.

Aw, thats not entirely true Kobuk. While I'll admit model building isn't something I'm enthusiastic about, it's time consuming work and you really have to love it to enjoy it, I did like seeing the models you displayed. Many of them look as though they took a lot of effort especially in the paint work and that is something I can admire because it takes talent to do it, making the finished piece as much a fine work of art as any painting or photograph or song.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 24, 2009, 10:56:59 pm
Really? What a coincidence! Because that's the same date (Nov. 24 2003) that I became a fur and joined Furtopia. ;) I'm on my 7th year right now. *hugs the rabbit and gives him a six pack of Dew* Doesn't matter if you like Dew or not. Drink up in celebration. :) Cheers!

Now that you mention it, I think we both came to this realization last year too! :D Cheers! *hugs Kobuk, clinks a can of Dew and chugs it to wash down the cake* :)


I ditched the thread.  :P Nobody really paid much attention to it anyway, and I kept shooting my muzzle off too much about model projects that I was building which really doesn't interest anybody.

Aw, I don't think you give yourself enough credit. I always liked hearing about the stuff you did outside Furtopia. I respect your decision to get rid of it, though.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Onion on November 24, 2009, 11:22:38 pm
...Whoa. Dude, I totally appreciate the gift, but this is the first time I've ever been scared by a carrot. That black curly one is crazy, what demented farmer's garden did that one come out of?

Accually you will be suprised to know!  :D  But, Carrots were orignaly Purple and Dark Purple. It was'nt Until they were brought to Europ and botenists experimented on them, till they turned the lovely shade of orange we nibble today!  :)  "I watch too much History Channel, Sorry.  :P  "

Oh well, I'll take a taste out of curiosity. There's no point in not being adventurous, right? *picks it up and takes an experimental nibble*

...:o

IT TASTES LIKE PIZZA. :o
Thank you for the slice. And again Congrats! ^_^
-Obtains a Knifed carrot cake slice-
-Completely against my will I hold it up like Link and music sounds-  

                               (http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:g0k6s3mPPVz8KM:http://bulk.destructoid.com/ul/141738-the-memory-card-61-the-dream-of-the-wind-fish/Links%2520Awakening%2520-%2520The%2520Adventure%2520Begins-620x.jpg)

:o  x_x that was strange... Ty for the cake.  :D

Haha, any time, Moon Dogy, any time. I don't post in the Word Games, but I was pretty amused to read that thread. :)

Rabbits and Bunnies get a bad rep as being Timmid and weak beasts. I thought It would be cool if one was powerful like a dragoon. and because they both hop, it made natural sense to make you our dragoon.

I plan on getting all the Mod's, Admins, And whatevers in my Final Fantasy Epic Posts.

Heres a better gift. Thats none edible. -Gives Arbutus the Fabled LoZ Bunny Hood!!!-

                                             (http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:1YtKKT8wfffcZM:http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/zelda/images/c/cb/Bunny_Hood_(Majora%27s_Mask).png)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on January 16, 2010, 07:13:03 pm
Arb, You don't have a fursuit, do you?

*starts to wonder what Arb would look like in a carrot suit*  :D

(http://www.marylen.com/jpegs/foodfoam/FC-%2017%20Bug%20Eyed%20Carrot.jpg)

But seriously, if you wanted a  rabbit suit, then who would you go with to make the suit? How would it be designed and look?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on January 16, 2010, 08:03:40 pm
Haha, oh god. Kobuk, I'm trying to answer your question, but I keep getting distracted by the giant carrot. :D It is so scary... and yet so delicious....

I don't have a fursuit, no. I'm not too interested in fursuiting, really. BUT, if I did get one, it would have to be as realistic as possible... which means it would have to come from Primal Visions. I also like Clockwork Creature's fursuits, but the only rabbit I've actually seen of theirs looked kind of weird and scary. It almost looked like Frank from Donnie Darko.

My favorite rabbit suit in the world is still Juniper.
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3190656/
The head was made by Primal Visions, and the ears are detachable, which is clever. :)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on January 16, 2010, 08:26:12 pm
Hmmmm I dunno Arbutus, that suit still looks too toony to me. Needs more realism.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on March 01, 2010, 12:56:31 am
So I finally saw Fantastic Mr. Fox a few nights ago! They were showing it in an old theater/live music venue downtown for only $3, so of course I had to go. The place was uncomfortably crowded, there was a big fat pole in the middle of my view, and the audio was so atrocious that I could barely hear what was being said half the time. And you better believe I walked out of there with the world's biggest smile on my face.

That movie was wonderful. It reminded me of why I'm here - in the furry fandom, I mean. After all these years, there's still something really, truly magical about anthro animals for me. They remind me of childhood. They transport me to a world of children's-book illustrations where my favorite animals walk and talk, where everything is sun-warmed and golden and the stories always have a happy end. As I've matured, I've come to appreciate a lot of other things about them too-- when you mix a human body with animal elements, or a human mind with animal instincts, the implications are endlessly surprising and delightful, and I love thinking about everything from anthro anatomy to how an anthro society would work. In the end, though, I think I love this fandom most because it keeps me in touch with that childhood magic.

Just a thought I wanted to share with you guys. Is it the same for you? Was it your childhood that brought you here?

(By the way, I want the Fantastic Mr. Fox soundtrack like nobody's business.) 8)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: whatwolf on March 22, 2010, 12:59:42 am
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Just a thought I wanted to share with you guys. Is it the same for you? Was it your childhood that brought you here?
Ah, Fantastic Mr. Fox really was an incredible movie!  And indeed, without getting into too many details, I'd say that it was my childhood that brought me here.. anthropomorphic creatures in particular were preferred in film/cartoons, and I'd even go as far as to pretend to be an animal with one of my earliest friends!  So no doubt, perhaps that's why I felt so warm and fuzzy watching such a film in theaters for the first time since the early years.  It was pretty magical and as innocent as it gets.. for sure, it reminded me of why I'm a furry ultimately and helped spark a lot of interest in an otherwise very sporadic and dying relationship w/ the fandom.

But aye, really just dropped by to thank you w/ the registration issues that I was having, and also to say WOAH -  saw your last.fm and must say, you have a killer taste in music (Tom Waits[!!!!], Animal Collective, and Neutral Milk Hotel are some of my all-time favorites). :D  Nicee!
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Post by: Arbutus on March 22, 2010, 09:49:44 am
You're more than welcome, Whatwolf. I'm glad you made it here in the end! :)

Also, heh, thanks a lot for the comments about my music taste! Animal Collective and Tom Waits are two of my favorite artists, and I love finding other people who appreciate them too. :) What attracts you to them? And do you have a last.fm of your own?
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Post by: whatwolf on March 22, 2010, 01:35:56 pm
Well, when it comes to Tom Waits.. where do I start?  Hm.. well, he's really just some sort of musical genius I think.  So many great tracks throughout so many albums, so many which make me feel certain ways.. sad, happy, inspired, etc.  And I guess I'm just one of those people that fell in love the lyrics and vocal style from the start.  Plus, he rocks the fedora unlike any other.  :)

As for Animal Collective, I'm also just a big fan of psychedelic music styles and they manage to make VERY psychedelic music whilst totally being a band of their own unique sound.  And they make me feel like a kid again!  Got into them kinda late, with the release of their album Strawberry Jam, but I've dug everything else that I've heard since.  Panda Bear is also pretty awesome, heard any of his stuff?  Bit more droney and spacey than AC, but definitely good.

And nah, no last.fm.. used to have one, got tired of accidentally obsessing over charts and also, my real-life friends found me and I am strange in the way that I try to keep a separation between online and offline communications.. so I dropped it, but will have to add you if my interest perks up again.  It's an excellent site!
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Post by: Alexandre on March 23, 2010, 06:30:14 pm
Just as an update, I believe the movie The Fantastic Mr. Fox comes out on DVD today!  I think I'm buying it.  ^_^

Sad I missed the discussion here... the movie really is, erm... fantastic. :)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on April 04, 2010, 01:37:19 am
It's after midnight in my time zone, so happy Easter, everybody!

As Furtopia's resident Easter Bunny, I am pleased to announce free Marshmallow Peeps for everyone. :)

(http://www.marshmallowpeeps.org/peeps/jbc3.jpg)
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Post by: GreenReaper on April 04, 2010, 02:31:51 am
Forget the Peeps - where's my Creme Eggs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadbury_Creme_Egg)?!
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Post by: Nashee on April 04, 2010, 02:38:47 am
Happy Easter!
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Post by: Arbutus on April 04, 2010, 03:05:26 am
Forget the Peeps - where's my Creme Eggs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadbury_Creme_Egg)?!

Sorry - after buying that entire Marshmallow Peeps factory, I didn't have enough money left over for the eggs. Maybe next year I'll buy the Creme Egg factory too and share its fruits with y'all. ;)
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Post by: Kay Alett on April 04, 2010, 10:11:05 am
Forget the Peeps - where's my Creme Eggs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadbury_Creme_Egg)?!

Sorry - after buying that entire Marshmallow Peeps factory, I didn't have enough money left over for the eggs. Maybe next year I'll buy the Creme Egg factory too and share its fruits with y'all. ;)
I think he's lying. I think he's keeping them all to himself! New revolution everybody, WE WANT CREME EGGS! WE WANT CREME EGGS! WE WANT CREME EGGS! WE WANT CREME EGGS! WE WANT CREME EGGS!
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Post by: Kobuk on April 04, 2010, 10:38:54 am
Quote
Forget the Peeps - where's my Creme Eggs?! Chocolate Easter Bunny!

 >:(
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Post by: Kay Alett on April 04, 2010, 11:09:35 am
Rise against the oppression of the Easter Bunny and declare your love of all things confectionary!
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Post by: Arbutus on April 04, 2010, 11:21:17 am
Haha, okay, okay, fine. I used the last of my money to buy you guys a chocolate egg. You're all going to have to share, though.

(http://opentoeveryone.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8345518d469e20115700e22b1970b-320wi)
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Post by: Kay Alett on April 04, 2010, 11:57:26 am
:o Arbutus.......

:'( It's so beautiful.....

Oh wait... No, no, no no. Is there a creme filling? :D
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Post by: Avan on April 04, 2010, 12:30:03 pm
Thats all chocolate!? :o
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Post by: Shim on April 04, 2010, 12:31:30 pm
...Peanut butter filled please
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Post by: Arbutus on April 04, 2010, 12:49:16 pm
:D :D :D Guys, in the spirit of Easter, I want to share this epic photo-story with each and every one of you:

Lope of the Peeps (http://www.thelope.com/2006/05/lope-of-peeps.html)

(Warning: gratuitous Peep-related violence and marshmallow gore ahead)
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Post by: Shim on April 04, 2010, 02:24:58 pm
this made my day
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Post by: Arbutus on June 12, 2010, 11:11:56 pm
Hello, all of Furtopia!

Just wanted to let you know that I'm going to be out of town-- way out of town-- for the next month. Tomorrow evening, I am hopping on a plane to Russia for a month-long odyssey across the country. I am planning to travel nearly three-quarters of the way across Russia, and the whole time I'll be crashing on random Russians' couches and sleeping on overnight trains. It's going to be epic, and with any luck, I'm going to have a whole lot of stories to tell.

I'm going to try to blog about the experience as often as I can on my Livejournal - the link is in my signature. Feel free to stop by! And wish me luck!

Oh! and everyone who's going to AC - have a great time! (:
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Post by: Kay Alett on June 13, 2010, 12:32:18 am
Have a great time! Wish I had the funds to go on such an awesome trip!
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Post by: Kishi on June 14, 2010, 02:51:53 am
Have fun in Russia, dont forget your fashionable parka!(Reference get, points:5, rules: Shim cannot answer)
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Post by: Nicholai on June 15, 2010, 07:25:23 pm
Man, Russia! When you come back, you should speak a little Russian for us.  :o
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Post by: Arbutus on July 13, 2010, 03:22:57 am
Man, Russia! When you come back, you should speak a little Russian for us.  :o

Я ненавижу то, что мне всегда просят "говорить что-то по-русски."

Ask and you shall receive! :D

Hey again, all! At long last, I am back from Russia, and I have so many pictures to prove it. I've been blogging up a storm at http://arbutus.livejournal.com, so you can read about my adventures there.

To our new members: hello! I am Arbutus! Sorry I couldn't welcome you to the forums when you joined, but here, have a lot of Carrots of Welcoming. Be sure to share. *pulls a giant lever and watches as a metric ton of carrots rains down on all your heads*

To our old members: I missed you guys! Thanks for not completely breaking everything while I was gone. Kobuk and Weisseman would not have been pleased. :D
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Post by: Kishi on July 13, 2010, 09:21:31 am
Welcome back Arbutus! We missed you and your rabbity charms :P
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Post by: Weisseman on July 13, 2010, 10:04:25 am
*Hugs!* Welcome back :D Have to dedicate some time to read all through your adventure (:

Also:
Beware of Ninja Malamutes  :o
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Post by: Arbutus on July 13, 2010, 10:06:02 am
Also:
Beware of Ninja Malamutes  :o

Hahaha, oh god, what did Kobuk do.
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Post by: 489109 on July 13, 2010, 11:03:54 am
Dont worry too much about him. The oonglaggy alliance has been keeping an eye on everything.

Glad you arrived to and from safely and really happy that you had a good time. I love traveling across the big pond and visiting places both far and exotic. I'm not an LJ fur so feel free to copy/paste some of them stories over here.
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Post by: Arbutus on July 13, 2010, 11:06:50 am
Haha, man, that would take way too long... so many stories to share! All of my Russia posts were public, though, so if you click on the link you can follow along from day one.
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Post by: Old Rabbit on July 13, 2010, 11:13:31 am
Welcome back to our traveling bunny buddy..

That phrase converted to Russian reminds me of a
old Bugs bunny cartoon.  Where he spoke a long sentance
in a different language to say very little.  :D

Though it's not too uncommon to take a lot to translate a
simple saying into another language, and keep it's meaning.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on July 21, 2010, 10:35:00 pm
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!  >:( Arbutus, I demand you cease and desist using your current avatar! It has more green in it than me. :( For I am the king of green! No one should have more green than the Malamute Dewd!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Shim on July 21, 2010, 10:37:48 pm
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!  >:( Arbutus, I demand you cease and desist using your current avatar! It has more green in it than me. :( For I am the king of green! No one should have more green than the Malamute Dewd!

Your avatar has more RED than it does green!  :D
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Post by: Kobuk on July 28, 2010, 07:33:53 am
Hoppy Birthday!  :D

(http://www.tablefare.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/carrot_cake_whole.jpg)
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Post by: Weisseman on July 28, 2010, 09:18:42 am
Happy birthday (:

*hugs*
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Post by: Arbutus on July 28, 2010, 09:46:54 am
Thank you guys! :) Hurray! Carrot cake! It is the best kind of cake.

Although... honestly, Blastdav has made me really suspicious of Furtopians bearing cake. *gives Kobuk a spatula* Here, you have the first piece.
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Post by: Old Rabbit on July 28, 2010, 11:48:14 am
Happy Birthday to you Arbutus.

Have a hopping good day.

"Sits out a carrot cake with lots of candles."  :orbunny:

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Post by: Shim on July 28, 2010, 12:04:38 pm
(Aw..Ninja'd by Weisse and OR..)

Well, Happy Birthday anyway!  Have any plans to celebrate  ;)?


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Post by: 489109 on July 28, 2010, 12:21:20 pm
Happy birthday Laggymuffin.  :orbunny:
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Post by: Alexandre on July 28, 2010, 12:43:30 pm
Happy birthday, Arbutus!  And, no worries!  I'll eat the cake. :)

*takes a slice and devours* :D
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Post by: James Moon on July 28, 2010, 12:48:01 pm
Happy birthday =)
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Post by: Arbutus on July 28, 2010, 02:16:01 pm
Thanks a lot, all you guys. Especially you, Old Rabbit, bearer of the official Furtopian birthday greetings. :)

I don't have any plans right now, Shim, but I am kinda leaning towards going here with a friend:

http://modomiorestaurant.com/paesanos_italian_market_location

SO GOOD
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Post by: James Moon on July 28, 2010, 04:10:44 pm
Thanks a lot, all you guys. Especially you, Old Rabbit, bearer of the official Furtopian birthday greetings. :)

I don't have any plans right now, Shim, but I am kinda leaning towards going here with a friend:

http://modomiorestaurant.com/paesanos_italian_market_location

SO GOOD


Wow  :) that looks like a really good place. Hope you have fun tonight  :D
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on July 31, 2010, 12:05:31 am
Oh hey, I should probably post this here too! I know there are at least a few Furtopians I've talked to who are trying to pick up various foreign languages.

So I'm helping to organize something called the 2010 Linguathon on Livejournal! Linguathon is like NaNoWriMo for languages, basically. It's a month-long challenge in which everyone first chooses a target language (or languages) to learn, and then tries to progress as far as possible in their language studies over the course of a month.

This year's Linguathon is running from August 1st at 12 AM to August 31st at 11:59 PM. Our Livejournal community is here (http://community.livejournal.com/linguathon/), and you can read my blog entry about Linguathon here (http://arbutus.livejournal.com/234353.html) if you want more information. I think you need to have a Livejournal account to join the community or to comment, but even if you don't have one, you should feel free to follow along and participate on your own.

Come take a look! It'd be awesome if one or a few of you turned up. :)
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Post by: redyoshi49q on August 11, 2010, 05:39:04 pm
Arbutus, I think I have a song you might like...

The Bunny Song! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oe02H4KQZI&feature=related)

...but before you listen to it and have a heart attack, you should know this:  The song discusses the consumption of chocolate bunnies, not flesh-and-blood bunnies.  The movie's context makes this clear, but the linked video is just the song and thus lacks this context.

Enjoy!
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Post by: Arbutus on August 11, 2010, 08:42:54 pm
>:(

A vegetable rebellion is brewing, I see! The broccoli and celery of the world have forgotten who their true masters are. Well, I know just how to deal with this....

*sharpens his front teeth and hops off in search of a garden*
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Post by: James Moon on August 11, 2010, 08:44:58 pm
XD I think you can get Liedt to join you in this battle XD
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on October 18, 2010, 11:15:00 pm
Continueing from this thread here:
http://forums.furtopia.org/index.php/topic,40047.msg769178.html#msg769178

You lie, Arbutus!  >:( That member was not a piece of lettuce! I saw the way you looked at him. You ate him. You fiend! Admit it! You're a carnivore. You don't belong with the herbivore and ungulate group.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Shim on October 19, 2010, 11:07:02 am
Arbutus among our ranks would prove very useful, yes.  :goldhowl:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Serra Belvoule on October 19, 2010, 09:46:29 pm
I feel slightly concerned that there's at least three known revolutions in plans >>;
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Post by: 489109 on November 01, 2010, 01:16:10 am
I was surfing around the net today and came across this pic found randomly. Thought you'd enjoy it.

(http://rlv.zcache.com/rabbit_playing_violin_vintage_easter_card-p137095526806354263qi0i_400.jpg)
Vintage Easter Card from 1921
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Post by: Old Rabbit on November 03, 2010, 12:11:17 pm
That is soooo cute..  :orbunny:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 03, 2010, 01:16:24 pm
Liedt, that's an awesome find! Thanks for sharing it. :)

...though why is he holding the violin in his right paw and the bow in his left? THIS IS BACKWARDSTOWNE.
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Post by: Old Rabbit on November 03, 2010, 07:55:02 pm
Liedt, that's an awesome find! Thanks for sharing it. :)

...though why is he holding the violin in his right paw and the bow in his left? THIS IS BACKWARDSTOWNE.

Fixed it. 

They may have printed the graphic reversed by mistake. :orbunny:
Sometimes they draw cartoons with things backward on purpose..

(http://www.oldrabbit.org/odds/3a46s3b8.jpg)

It's a great card either way.
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Post by: Serra Belvoule on November 04, 2010, 08:31:20 pm
Or he might be a leftie? :0
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Post by: Old Rabbit on November 16, 2010, 11:46:42 am
It's been two years since our favorite rabbit was made a
moderator and since he has grown to a Administrator..

Congratulations and thanks for all the hard work Arbutus.  :orbunny:
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Post by: Serra Belvoule on November 16, 2010, 11:55:14 am
Happy Adminversary! I mean... Modiversary... er....
*cupcake and cookies*
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Post by: Avan on November 16, 2010, 01:11:28 pm
Happy Adminversary! I mean... Modiversary... er....
*cupcake and cookies*
Give him a freebie point.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Serra Belvoule on November 16, 2010, 01:15:09 pm
Give him a freebie point.
>:C This is not the place nor the time for that.
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Post by: Avan on November 16, 2010, 01:19:47 pm
Lol, your quote failed :D
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Post by: Serra Belvoule on November 16, 2010, 01:48:02 pm
As I was saying, happy adminversary!
Have a cupcake tree!!

(http://cupcakegeneral.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/cupcake_stand.gif?w=490)
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Post by: Arbutus on November 16, 2010, 01:58:09 pm
Oh whoa! I didn't even realize today was an anniversary! :D Thank you so much for the congratulations, Old Rabbit, and thanks to the others who also wished me well. :)

Now let's talk about this cupcake tree.... *pops four into his mouth at once*
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Post by: Old Rabbit on November 16, 2010, 03:59:51 pm
Your welcome Arbutus.

"Places a bag of chocolate chip cookies by the cupcake tree. "  :orbunny:
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Post by: 489109 on January 17, 2011, 03:30:36 pm
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Post by: Nicholai on January 17, 2011, 03:37:24 pm
*Noms on Liedt's encrypted message.*
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Post by: Kobuk on January 17, 2011, 03:45:10 pm
Give it a rest, Liedt.  :P You've been spewing your ungulate propoganda ever since the first day you got here. Face the facts: Carnivores outnumber herbivores, and there's nothing you can do about it. Get used to it.  ;)

*goes back to office and files more paperwork*
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Post by: 489109 on January 17, 2011, 09:08:02 pm
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Post by: Serra Belvoule on January 20, 2011, 07:37:54 pm
Carnivores outnumber herbivores, and there's nothing you can do about it. Get used to it.  ;)

Would I count as carnivore as I am a tiger, or as a herbivore as I am vegetarian? >>
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on January 20, 2011, 07:44:12 pm
Carnivores outnumber herbivores, and there's nothing you can do about it. Get used to it.  ;)

Would I count as carnivore as I am a tiger, or as a herbivore as I am vegetarian? >>

You're a tiger. Therefor, you're a carnivore first and foremost. ;)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on January 20, 2011, 07:59:52 pm
Carnivores outnumber herbivores, and there's nothing you can do about it. Get used to it.  ;)

Would I count as carnivore as I am a tiger, or as a herbivore as I am vegetarian? >>

You're a vegetarian, so we welcome you into the ranks of the herbivores with open paws. 8)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Nicholai on January 20, 2011, 08:16:36 pm
Carnivores outnumber herbivores, and there's nothing you can do about it. Get used to it.  ;)

Would I count as carnivore as I am a tiger, or as a herbivore as I am vegetarian? >>

You're a vegetarian, so we welcome you into the ranks of the herbivores with open paws. 8)

Yes! Join us!  :goldhowl:
Seriously though, this fandom needs more vegetarian carnivores.  :D
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Post by: redyoshi49q on January 20, 2011, 08:24:51 pm
You're a tiger. Therefor, you're a carnivore first and foremost. ;)

You're a vegetarian, so we welcome you into the ranks of the herbivores with open paws. 8)

You should follow the example of the Swiss.  Be neutral!  (*procures and waves a Swiss flag*)
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Post by: Ziel on January 25, 2011, 12:18:34 am
vegetarian carnivores

Did that just happen?

o.O
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Avan on January 27, 2011, 12:36:06 am
...

It doesn't matter.

...

*creams liedt with a pie*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Nicholai on January 27, 2011, 01:10:41 pm
...

It doesn't matter.

...

*creams liedt with a pie*
*Joins in*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: 489109 on January 27, 2011, 01:35:15 pm
Pie!?! I like pie.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Shim on February 25, 2011, 11:47:16 pm
What has Sir Bunny-Face been doing this past week or so?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Avan on February 26, 2011, 11:26:45 am
Yeah, I havn't seem much of him around latelty... then again, I havn't seen much of me around lately!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on February 26, 2011, 02:49:39 pm
Arbutus has been on a little sabbatical lately, I text with him and he's been doing good since I last talked to him.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Avan on February 27, 2011, 10:23:48 am
Arbutus has been on a little sabbatical lately, I text with him and he's been doing good since I last talked to him.
I am unfamiliar with this terminology.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on February 27, 2011, 10:26:02 am
Arbutus has been on a little sabbatical lately, I text with him and he's been doing good since I last talked to him.
I am unfamiliar with this terminology.

Arbutus is "on vacation". ;)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Avan on February 27, 2011, 12:01:12 pm
oooooh  :D
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on June 27, 2011, 09:39:37 pm
Guys. Very big life news to share. Instead of posting it here on Furtopia, I'm going to ask you to click through to my blog post on the matter, because I would prefer for the Googles to keep Furtopia and my professional life separate.

http://arbutus.livejournal.com/243505.html

Long story short: I have only about two more months in this country before I hop on a plane and go off to live in the developing world. :o
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on June 27, 2011, 10:31:06 pm
*weeps and clings* NOOOOO  don't leave us! Without you around there'll be one less rabbit here. What will furtopia be with fewer rabbits? You can't go! :'(
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Storm Fox on June 28, 2011, 01:19:38 am
Wow… well you certainly don’t mess around, :o ...Good luck and safe travels to you. :)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Alsek on June 28, 2011, 03:36:20 am
wait wait,

you are going to have an internet connection,  yes?   :(
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on June 28, 2011, 08:55:10 am
wait wait,

you are going to have an internet connection,  yes?   :(

I can't be sure of that. It depends on what country I wind up in. The internet is a pretty rare thing outside the developed world... in Russia and Mexico, I had to find an internet cafe whenever I wanted to check my email. I'd love to keep on visiting you guys on Furtopia, but if home internet connections aren't available, it might not be possible. :'(
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Old Rabbit on June 28, 2011, 12:21:38 pm
We will miss you  :(, but it's good you have found something you
enjoy. Travel and meeting new people.

Take care. :orbunny:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on June 28, 2011, 12:27:28 pm
Ok i'm better now. :)  I gotta agree with Old Rabbit bud, stay safe out there and as much as we'll all miss your furry tail around here i know we're all happy to see you get a career involving what you love.... But this place won't be the same without you.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on June 28, 2011, 10:59:55 pm
Thanks a lot, guys. Like I said, though, I'm not leaving just yet. ;) And who knows, I may even be in a situation where internet access won't be a problem. We'll see. I'll let you guys know once I find out what country I'm moving to.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on July 27, 2011, 08:36:34 pm
Unfortuneately, I'll be at work tomorrow, so I can't wish you a proper birthday ON your birthday. Therefor, I'm wishing you a early Happy Birthday today instead!  :D Have a good day tomorrow!

*hands you a selection of goodies*


(http://cakeblog.debscobweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/PB160345-2-299x300.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uUfC2zfOMFE/Tg3Mn3EC8ZI/AAAAAAAAM2k/tIHQv1oQhz4/s1600/1carrot-juice.jpg)

(http://imgsrv.gardening.ktsa.com/image/ktsag/UserFiles/Image/C_Images/carrots.jpg)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on July 27, 2011, 08:54:40 pm
Carrots! Carrots and carrot accessories! It's the best present I've ever gotten! *hugs Kobuk* :)

Oh man, I guess I have to wait to eat them until tomorrow, though. I guess I can do that. I'm patient. Super-patient. It doesn't bother me that there's a big delicious glass of carrot juice sitting right there on the table....

*stands there with his eyes scrunched up trying really really hard not to eat everything*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kaloth on July 27, 2011, 09:12:45 pm
I couldn't help but think of the carrot version of hank hill during that Arb.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Weisseman on July 28, 2011, 03:19:08 pm
*hugs!!* Happy Birthday! :) You can eat all those carrots now :D
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on July 28, 2011, 04:02:14 pm
YES

*does a muzzle-plant straight into the cake*

Thmph yph, Wpshsmphn!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on July 28, 2011, 04:33:14 pm
Happy burpday Arb, try not to make yourself sick on cake.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Old Rabbit on July 28, 2011, 06:23:41 pm
Happy Birthday to our favorite rabbit.

"Sends you a bushel basket of carrots." :orbunny:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: redyoshi49q on July 30, 2011, 07:31:52 pm
I know this is somewhat random, but...

...your signature attributes a quote to Toonces.  Who is that?  It's been bugging me for a while now.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on July 31, 2011, 01:00:58 am
Well, the original Toonces was a character on Saturday Night Live: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toonces_the_Driving_Cat

But my signature quote comes from a random FA comment by a furry who has adopted the same name. ;)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on July 31, 2011, 09:25:20 am
I believe it's adapted from a quote from Ben Franklin isn't it? He said that a certain beverage was "proof god loves us and wants us to be happy" IIRC.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Storm Fox on July 31, 2011, 05:21:38 pm
I believe it's adapted from a quote from Ben Franklin isn't it? He said that a certain beverage was "proof god loves us and wants us to be happy" IIRC.
The original, exact quote is...

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." By Benjamin Franklin (http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/986) ;)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on July 31, 2011, 07:23:38 pm
I believe it's adapted from a quote from Ben Franklin isn't it? He said that a certain beverage was "proof god loves us and wants us to be happy" IIRC.
The original, exact quote is...

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." By Benjamin Franklin (http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/986) ;)


Yep. They sell shirts with that quote here in Philadelphia. :D
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Old Rabbit on August 02, 2011, 12:16:53 pm
Hey Arbutus I see you hopped up to 8000 posts.  Congratulations. :orbunny:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on August 02, 2011, 12:58:59 pm
Hey Arbutus I see you hopped up to 8000 posts.  Congratulations. :orbunny:
It's almost 9000!!! :D

Congrats on so many posts Arbutus. You've gained the Motor-Mouth perk!
(I've been playing too much Fallout :P)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on August 02, 2011, 01:11:57 pm
Haha, thanks, guys. It's taken a lot of hard work for me to get here, by which I mean avoiding work and posting on Furtopia instead. ;)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on August 09, 2011, 10:17:06 pm
Hey guys,

Just wanted to let you all know that I'm going to be keeping some public blogs while I'm abroad... so even if I can't make it onto Furtopia, you can still follow along with me throughout my next year of travel!

My personal blog, as usual, can be found on Livejournal (http://arbutus.livejournal.com/). With luck, I'll be making lots of public posts there about my travels and experiences, along with occasional friends-locked posts for when I have thoughts that are better kept out of the public eye.

For those who prefer not to follow an LJ blog, I'm also keeping a Wordpress blog (http://arbutuswd.wordpress.com/) that will mirror all the public posts from my Livejournal. You can use the widget in the right sidebar to have my updates emailed directly to your inbox, if that interests you. Keep in mind, though, that this is the less furry-friendly blog of the two, because I want to be able to show it to family members, professional contacts and future classmates.

I'll probably get scarce around here pretty soon, so godspeed to all!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on August 10, 2011, 12:51:20 am
Good luck Arbutus! This place isn't gonna be the same while you're away.

Here, got this at Target for you.

(http://www.crossroads-market.com/images/HFST105.JPG)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Old Rabbit on August 10, 2011, 09:12:47 pm
Take care of your self Arbutus. Hope you have a great year.  As Kalo
said it won't seem quite the same without your rabbit tracks around.

Old Rabbit :orbunny:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Onion on August 10, 2011, 10:27:04 pm
- Hugs Arbutus -  Imma miss you budy.   :'(

Fair winds and following seas! I hope you the best!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on August 30, 2011, 04:58:52 pm
Arbutus just sent me a text saying he's off on his journey. Lets all wish him good things for the next time he can get on and see his thread. :)

Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Onion on August 30, 2011, 10:16:15 pm
may life take you on wonderful odessy!  
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Old Rabbit on July 04, 2012, 11:48:36 am
Old Rabbit follows some new rabbit tracks, and spots a
bunny buddy he hasn't seen in almost a year.
Then makes a hopping run to hug a good ole friend.

Welcome Home Arbutus.  :orbunny: :orbunny: :orbunny: :orbunny:

Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on July 05, 2012, 01:21:52 am
Old Rabbit follows some new rabbit tracks, and spots a
bunny buddy he hasn't seen in almost a year.
Then makes a hopping run to hug a good ole friend.

Welcome Home Arbutus.  :orbunny: :orbunny: :orbunny: :orbunny:



Aw, thanks so much, Old Rabbit. I missed you. *hugs* And, oh look! You brought some of your :orbunny: friends and relations too! :D
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: McMajik on July 05, 2012, 08:35:23 pm
Who are you? There havent been any arbutii around these parts since back before the war o.o
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Old Rabbit on July 16, 2012, 11:44:09 pm
Here is a bunny showing off his magic Arbutus.

(http://www.oldrabbit.org/showcase/rabbitouthat.jpg)


Hope you enjoy it.

Old Rabbit :orbunny:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on July 17, 2012, 01:16:15 pm
I love it! :)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Old Rabbit on July 17, 2012, 04:20:25 pm
Glad you like it Arbutus. :orbunny:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Old Rabbit on July 28, 2012, 12:21:05 am
Best wishes for a very Happy Birthday Arbutus.

(http://www.oldrabbit.org/odds/birthdaybunny.jpg)

Don't eat all those carrots at once now.  :D


Old Rabbit :orbunny:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Storm Fox on July 28, 2012, 09:32:40 pm

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Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: redyoshi49q on July 28, 2012, 10:09:39 pm
(http://tiger.towson.edu/~epower4/carrot-cake-600%5B1%5D.jpg)

The cake may or may not be related to the anniversary of your birth.  It may or may not also be a lie.  I suggest eating it to find out.

Happy Birthday, Arbutus.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on July 30, 2012, 12:25:32 am
Aw, thank you guys. :) It was nice to come back and find these little notes. And RedYoshi's cake. And your art, Old Rabbit, which I love. SO MANY CARROTS!

The cake may or may not be related to the anniversary of your birth.  It may or may not also be a lie.  I suggest eating it to find out.

Your idea intrigues me. Let's find out.
*eats the entire thing in one bite*
Nope! It was real!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on July 30, 2012, 01:53:57 am
Hey guys, got a bit of life news to share. I'm moving to Boston in August! Just found an apartment last week. I'm starting a two-year master's program in international development at Tufts University, and I couldn't be more excited about it - even though I'm about to become absurdly busy.

Only two weeks to pack up all my stuff and move! Ahhh!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Old Rabbit on July 30, 2012, 11:03:11 am
Hey guys, got a bit of life news to share. I'm moving to Boston in August! Just found an apartment last week. I'm starting a two-year master's program in international development at Tufts University, and I couldn't be more excited about it - even though I'm about to become absurdly busy.

Only two weeks to pack up all my stuff and move! Ahhh!

Congratulations on the studies.  I wish you much success ..
Also hope you can find a few minutes now and then to stop
by over the next two years.



Ok on the move. Hope it goes well..

Glad you liked the picture.  

Old Rabbit :orbunny:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Mylo on July 30, 2012, 01:59:59 pm
Hey guys, got a bit of life news to share. I'm moving to Boston in August! Just found an apartment last week. I'm starting a two-year master's program in international development at Tufts University, and I couldn't be more excited about it - even though I'm about to become absurdly busy.

Only two weeks to pack up all my stuff and move! Ahhh!

That's great!  Maybe I'll see you around on the streets sometime...I'm headed back to Boston the last day of August.  Hope your master's program goes well, and it may be a lot of work, but obviously it's something you're passionate about.  :) 
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on August 16, 2012, 09:15:18 pm
I found a new car for Arbutus!  :D
http://kawaii4life.deviantart.com/art/Kawaii-japan-bunny-car-181774792
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on August 16, 2012, 10:42:08 pm
I found a new car for Arbutus!  :D
http://kawaii4life.deviantart.com/art/Kawaii-japan-bunny-car-181774792

THIS IS BRILLIANT. I love it. I want it. I want to buy this bunny car and then fill the car itself with bunnies, clown car style.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Shim on August 17, 2012, 01:17:48 am
I found a new car for Arbutus!  :D
http://kawaii4life.deviantart.com/art/Kawaii-japan-bunny-car-181774792

THIS IS BRILLIANT. I love it. I want it. I want to buy this bunny car and then fill the car itself with bunnies, clown car style.

How would your coworkers react if they saw you driving down the street in that thing?
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on August 17, 2012, 01:59:35 am
I found a new car for Arbutus!  :D
http://kawaii4life.deviantart.com/art/Kawaii-japan-bunny-car-181774792

THIS IS BRILLIANT. I love it. I want it. I want to buy this bunny car and then fill the car itself with bunnies, clown car style.

How would your coworkers react if they saw you driving down the street in that thing?

Actually, I think they'd be more distracted by the fact that I just used my bunny car to bring 89 bunnies to the office. I can see how this would be distressing to some people. The bunnies would all be hopping around chewing on everyone's computer cables. "YES, MY MINIONS! GNAW! GNAW!!!" I would cackle while spinning in my swivel chair. The bunnies would dig a hole through to the first floor. They would also gnaw on the carpet sometimes. I would be fired.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on August 17, 2012, 02:55:38 am
I found a new car for Arbutus!  :D
http://kawaii4life.deviantart.com/art/Kawaii-japan-bunny-car-181774792

THIS IS BRILLIANT. I love it. I want it. I want to buy this bunny car and then fill the car itself with bunnies, clown car style.

How would your coworkers react if they saw you driving down the street in that thing?

Actually, I think they'd be more distracted by the fact that I just used my bunny car to bring 89 bunnies to the office. I can see how this would be distressing to some people. The bunnies would all be hopping around chewing on everyone's computer cables. "YES, MY MINIONS! GNAW! GNAW!!!" I would cackle while spinning in my swivel chair. The bunnies would dig a hole through to the first floor. They would also gnaw on the carpet sometimes. I would be fired.
Then they would eat all the paper money you have, all your foodstuffs and you'd have to either live off bunny meat or sell the bunnies to survive.... Or like, end yourself with a dramatic self drowning in bunny fluff.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Old Rabbit on August 17, 2012, 12:35:58 pm
I wonder if the car comes with a bunny costume. :orbunny:

Cute idea though.  Imagine showing up at a furry con in it.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Shim on August 17, 2012, 01:46:24 pm
Actually, I think they'd be more distracted by the fact that I just used my bunny car to bring 89 bunnies to the office. I can see how this would be distressing to some people. The bunnies would all be hopping around chewing on everyone's computer cables. "YES, MY MINIONS! GNAW! GNAW!!!" I would cackle while spinning in my swivel chair. The bunnies would dig a hole through to the first floor. They would also gnaw on the carpet sometimes. I would be fired.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmuWwmdb-48
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on August 18, 2012, 12:24:54 am
(http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID547/images/Bunny_Car_4_Bunnies.jpg)


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xRFNBWST25E/S7aqDGWlQII/AAAAAAAAE28/q0Vy3G3J1gc/s1600/Art+Car+Parade+Houston+Bunny+Car.JPG)


Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on August 19, 2012, 02:09:39 am
(http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID547/images/Bunny_Car_4_Bunnies.jpg)

Eeeeeeeeee~~~! :D My heart just exploded. These bunnies are completely adorable.


Quote
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xRFNBWST25E/S7aqDGWlQII/AAAAAAAAE28/q0Vy3G3J1gc/s1600/Art+Car+Parade+Houston+Bunny+Car.JPG)

...This one I'm afraid will kill me in my sleep.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Old Rabbit on August 19, 2012, 11:45:07 am
Motoring bunnies.. "Holds sign up saying (How about a lift)  :orbunny:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kay Alett on August 23, 2012, 12:02:10 pm
/me stands at the side of the road holding his hand out in the typical hitchiker's position, only instead of holding out his thumb, he is holding a very large carrot
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 13, 2012, 05:08:42 am
Hey guys,

It feels like it's been forever, even though it hasn't. Time and obligation are funny like that. I feel odd even posting out here on the general forums; somehow, I've convinced myself that I am a ghost from the past whom nobody will remember.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I'm formalizing something that's already been true for months. I'm stepping down as one of the Furtopia admins. And due to lack of time and my own altered relationship with the furry fandom, I probably won't be back on Furtopia too often in general. So I suppose this is a goodbye post too.

I've spent seven wonderful years here on Furtopia, four of those as a staff member, and I'm so glad to have been such a big part of the community. No matter what direction my life takes me, I'll always look back on this place with fondness and love.

Keep on rocking, and I wish you all the best.

*leaves a large pile of carrots as a parting gift for you all*

Arbutus
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Mylo on November 13, 2012, 10:22:29 am
We'll all miss you Arbutus, but good luck in your real life endeavors. And hopefully, you'll come back and visit sometime. :)  And also, thank you for providing the time that you did to help serve Furtopia. 

*waves goodbye*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: silverfox on November 13, 2012, 02:02:43 pm
We'll miss you for sure.  You probably recall hearing my name around the mod forums a few times >.o

Good luck in your future endeavors, the oldies are sad to see you go  :goldthpt:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Shim on November 13, 2012, 02:03:51 pm
I'll be PMing you later tonight.
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: McMajik on November 13, 2012, 02:06:36 pm
Well, this is just terrible. TERRIBLE. You are making my chest wiggle unpleasantly, stop it at once. >:/
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Loc on November 13, 2012, 02:18:25 pm
Sorry to hear you'll be leaving. All of us here will miss you. Wish you all the best with your future :)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Drake Fireborne on November 13, 2012, 04:17:37 pm
Well, I'm to new to know you, but I wish you great success in your endeavors. Sad to see you go, but good luck with life!
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Weisseman on November 13, 2012, 05:46:50 pm
NNNNNUUUUUUUUU :'(

*Clings!*

You take care and enjoy your future you hear  :)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: redyoshi49q on November 14, 2012, 12:53:25 am
You will be missed, Arbutus.  I remember fondly the times you participated in my puzzles of the Logic Puzzles subforum back when it existed.  In fact, one of the posts you made there is one of my funniest memories as a member here.

I'm glad to know that you're pursuing something you're passionate about, and would love to see you back here as a regular member from time to time.

(*takes a carrot from the pile*)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Old Rabbit on November 14, 2012, 12:24:20 pm
Sorry to see you go Arbutus.

A bunny hug too.

Remember being furry isn't just our looks, but who we
are inside. it's a hobby we enjoy and share.

I think it's great your finding your lifes work. What creates
that fire you desire. After all life is all too short to sit and
dream.

Personally I think you would make a fine author. Perhaps
later in life you will use all your travel experiences toward
that end.

Take care my friend.  I wish that you have
a wonderful career, and good life.

Old Rabbit :orbunny:
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Storm Fox on November 14, 2012, 03:10:31 pm
 :( …I am sorry to see you go, but I will not say goodbye, as that implies an ending, or a finish…
Instead, I say good journey, as that implies a continuation, moving forward, and living life, as life is the journey that we all are traveling.

You see, we are all on a journey in which we never stop moving forward, and in this journey that is life we are always traveling to new places.
And that’s regardless of whether those places be physical, spiritual, philosophical, or even just some rendered HTML code on a screen. ;)


And so as you move on to new places and things, I say good journey to you Arbutus, and may your journey be an exciting and happy one. :)
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Arbutus on November 17, 2012, 12:40:41 pm
Thank you so much, you guys, for all of your kind words. Who knows, I may pop in again down the line as a normal member... but until then, I'll miss you all.

Keep on being special.

Arbutus
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on November 17, 2012, 08:50:24 pm
Take care, Arbutus. And as they say in the model ship building community: May you have fair winds and calm seas.

*flips switch to put you back to regular member*
Title: Re: *pulls self out of a hat*
Post by: Kobuk on November 17, 2012, 08:51:25 pm
Staff Note: This member has retired from their staff position to pursue other life interests. Their thread will remain here for archived/historical purposes. ;)