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Trenchant_Troll
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So, what really happened to everyone?

Was everyone drawn away by that shithole dataminer Facebook or was it something else that had so many regulars vanish. I guess the dirtbags who hung out here knew nothing of comradery or loyalty. They just scurried away like rats on a sinking ship. It's a shame, but you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. It's just so pathetic. It's sad that the failures who once congregated here couldn't stick around, but that's the way it goes.

I still thing message boards like this are the best social media ever created. It's unfortunate that we were too worthless to hold it together until the Great Messageboard Revival that will occur when Facebook inevitably collapses.

Just remember if you need a king, Lord, and master, I stand ready the don my armor and take up my lance and sword to quenth mine Yarmouth swaggy and toot the puckered perforation that dwells in the chasm between my butt cheeks. With that, let us all engorge ourselves with cheese.

Until next time stay the course to utter failure so your destiny may be realized. End of pep talk.

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I certainly hope it is not facebook that drew the masses away. I doubt it. I mean, let's face it: reddit is far more entertaining.

I scurried away for around a decade, trying to make sense of life. Came back here after seeing a "reality is not in service at this time" sticker on a dinosaur computer. I haven't done much with life in the last decade. Though I've switched departments, I have the same job. I tried out pottery (fun but expensive hobby - too much effort to do at home). I peaced out of reality for 9 months blaming myself for everything from not housing refugees, to wasting oxygen (I still have weeks where I question existence). I had a couple of relationships with fucked up men (last one was a cyber stalker and works for dell in cybersecurity - good fun). Still driving the same POS car that I love. Started writing a book (in research mode for now), and I'll eventually sell it through KDP, since I overuse amazon a lot. Dad died, so I moved back in with mom. Did a bit of touring the world - Morocco, Zambia, South Africa, England (wedding, but made time to see some sites), Iceland, Mexico. Saw Sleep No More in NYC. Want to plan a trip to go see it again I loved it so much.

TT, was it you that killed the asylum? Someone was getting credit. I just haven't been around enough to keep up.

Also, if we're engorging ourselves with cheese, may I lay claim to beemster? I also found out that there is a machine that makes pizza about 20 minutes from where I live. It has a goat cheese and honey option, but it tries to fancy it up calling it chevre.

The site was down for a few days. Happy to see it's back up.

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Was it me who killed the Asylum? You know what sort of person I am better than most here, and you ask that question? That was a tad disappointing I must say. In fact, I tried to help every chance I got. At any rate, people began bailing when Facebook got big. If I was responsible for the collapse of this place, it's news to me. Please fill me in, kiddo.

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Was it me who killed the Asylum? ...

No. Not even close.

There are some members who do not like you, TT. Incredibly, there are some who dislike me, too. On the other side of the coin, I admit there are a few I dislike. In fact, there are a couple I wouldn’t bother to piss on if they were on fire. Yet, I remain.

Amen.

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Who's the one person you hated the most, who made you really want to throw up? Come on! Inquiring minds want to know! And I won't tell. Besides, that person is long gone. Don't be shy.
Let's hear it!

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Who's the one person you hated the most, who made you really want to throw up? Come on! Inquiring minds want to know! And I won't tell. Besides, that person is long gone. Don't be shy.
Let's hear it!


No. I’ll add that I don’t think Squidbook is to blame for our greatly decreased number of active posters, either. To say otherwise, one must posit that we would still have a robust and diverse community of posters had Squidbook never come to be. I can’t buy that.

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..,The site was down for a few days. Happy to see it's back up.

And I am very happy that you found your way back here, Jinxy. 😘

Amen.

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No. I’ll add that I don’t think Squidbook is to blame for our greatly decreased number of active posters, either. To say otherwise, one must posit that we would still have a robust and diverse community of posters had Squidbook never come to be. I can’t buy that.

Amen.


I knew you wouldn't say,
but I thought I'd give it a shot.

I totally agree about Facebook. Since when can't people enjoy and participate at multiple sites? When you make a new friend you don't stop calling your old friends.

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TT, maybe it wasn't you. I don't know who the drama was about, but I imagine someone will fill me in. I may have disappointed you, but rest assured nobody is as disappointed in me than me! I know a bit more about you, i suppose. We chatted a bit, yes, and there are certain things that floored me, and always will about the you behind the mask (?).

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TT, maybe it wasn't you. I don't know who the drama was about, but I imagine someone will fill me in. I may have disappointed you, but rest assured nobody is as disappointed in me than me! I know a bit more about you, i suppose. We chatted a bit, yes, and there are certain things that floored me, and always will about the you behind the mask (?). (Edit: removed heart as computer thought it was an open bracket) I make up my own mind about who to love or hate regardless of who "broke the asylum." I also have an overused brain and often confuse names, so it is entirely possible it was someone else who was accused. TT I find your humour funny even to this day (though do not shred your love of flatulance), and await an exciting time when I get to read something you have formally published. Keep me posted or share if you don't mind.

I was involved in basically one flame war that actually made me feel a bit of hate for this site. Looking back, I am annoyed with myself for being hurt. At that point, though, I spent most of my time here, and felt that I developed relationships. People accused me and the accusation was, to me, an insult of my character. Now it seems pretty unimportant... and since I have been in far worse flame wars (on a gaming site). Since I am incredibly transparent and true to myself, I never understood keyboard warriors. In terms of hate, there was no one person I could hate over that experience, but I think psyc and soc studies should be performed on mob mentality online. it was not the site at fault. It was the people. I will never forget it, though I wish I could.

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Looking back, I don't think there was any one assassin who can be indicted for this joint's near demise. There were those who contributed to driving away members, and I include myself amongst that group. Yeah, facebook was a factor. So were other social media sites. Many left in utter disgust ar the juvenility and scatological character of much of what was being posted by some.

For myself, it is quite easy to identify the things that make me seldom seen anymore. My eyes are really bad now, dialysis leaves me with no energy, and my general health is piss poor.

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Well I was coming into this tread with juvenility and scatological character using a joke about masturbation as to the reason I'm not around much, until you mentioned something about your health. Thanks, jerk.

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It's worth dropping by once in a while you know.

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Dropping by is better than dropping dead.

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But I know somewhere at some point there was some big drama happening and I remember someone accused someone else of poking the bear. Then again, I guess that happens a lot here.

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I blame social media for many evils, including this one. However, I probably made the following graphic for a good reason.

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I actually lived independently in the "real world" for awhile, but it was overrated.

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Do you think living in a "Group Home" would be easier?

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You mean actual group home or shared accommodations? I like my own space. I have never successfully co-habitated. I usually live out of a suitcase at the bf's house (would be the current situ if ever anything went that way), or have my own space.

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I can assure you that I did not "break the Asylum". If I'm guilty of anything t was for trying to improve it. Sadly, some of the meatsacks here didn't think the declining participation here was a problem. Frankly, after what I've been through, I couldn't care less what a bunch of spoiled children think about anything.

Going forward there are a few of us considering the development of a new Asylum spin-off. I'm certain that team Facebook will not be interested, so I'll not bore those Zuckerberg slaves with the details. I'd imagine they're probably too busy donating details of their lives to the Facebook data base to be sold to the highest bidder. Oh well, no one ever accused that crowd of being particularly bright.

I'd like to see this place preserved given the rich history here. If I somehow managed to offend some of you sensibilities, I apologize, but it was never my intention. I have only tried to help people here and I'd be lying if I didn't admit to regretting some of those acts of kindness. It has been a useful lesson. To those people, you know who you are, I say shame on you. You can't hurt me. I've endured pain you couldn't come close to causing me.

Grow up and stop being part of the problem.

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TT, maybe it wasn't you. I don't know who the drama was about, but I imagine someone will fill me in. I may have disappointed you, but rest assured nobody is as disappointed in me than me! I know a bit more about you, i suppose. We chatted a bit, yes, and there are certain things that floored me, and always will about the you behind the mask (?). (Edit: removed heart as computer thought it was an open bracket) I make up my own mind about who to love or hate regardless of who "broke the asylum." I also have an overused brain and often confuse names, so it is entirely possible it was someone else who was accused. TT I find your humour funny even to this day (though do not shred your love of flatulance), and await an exciting time when I get to read something you have formally published. Keep me posted or share if you don't mind.

I was involved in basically one flame war that actually made me feel a bit of hate for this site. Looking back, I am annoyed with myself for being hurt. At that point, though, I spent most of my time here, and felt that I developed relationships. People accused me and the accusation was, to me, an insult of my character. Now it seems pretty unimportant... and since I have been in far worse flame wars (on a gaming site). Since I am incredibly transparent and true to myself, I never understood keyboard warriors. In terms of hate, there was no one person I could hate over that experience, but I think psyc and soc studies should be performed on mob mentality online. it was not the site at fault. It was the people. I will never forget it, though I wish I could.

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The asylum facebook group is not very active... anyway, I meant no harm. Get your panties unbunched. I do not even know what the hell happened in 2015, which is apparently the year shit hit the fan. I am part of the problem? I suppose I can go back to where I was when not here and quit posting all together. I had no idea i was a part of the problem.

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... I had no idea i was a part of the problem.

You’re not. Now, pucker up and give Herkimer a big smooch. 😁

Amen.

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I have no idea who you are talking about... ever. I do not understand the inner workings of your mind, Jeb. Who is grasshoppa? Herk? Loretta? Am I supposed to put all the clues together to figure it out? I always assumed Loretta was your fictitious ball and chain.

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Fair question, Madame Jinxy. Herkimer is none other than the dapper and inimitable poop meister, Gofuckyourselves! a/k/a GFY.

Grasshoppa is a/k/a LF a/k/a Large Filipino. FYI, he chose “Large” because “Lardass” was taken.

The Loretta a/k/a The Beast a/k/a The Abomination is that jackass wonderaz’s sister.

Amen.

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