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Shandyr

Hmm? Oh this? Just my broken heart, pay no heed to it. Just let it rot there in the dirt.

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  • CaloNord
    Aww damn bro! Gonna miss you! :O
    November 16
  • Aedan
    You will be missed.
    September 21
    • typo_tilly
      typo_tilly
      I don't know what went down, but you take care, y'hear?
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Would be nice if we knew. It almost makes me afraid to post in any real duscussions.
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      Sigh... You will be missed.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      RIP ;-(
    • typo_tilly
      typo_tilly
      :(
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      What?
    • Torgrimmer
      Torgrimmer
      You will be missed my friend, I may be joining you soon in the High heavens but until then, May God's Grace be with you.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      He uh, didn't die. Just banned. I think some forumites may have gotten a tad carried away.
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      He has passed from the forum. Let people grieve.
    • LadyRhian
      LadyRhian
      A Shandy for everyone. It only lacks one letter.
    • Torgrimmer
      Torgrimmer
      Yes I will never be banned but die yes and soon but for my friend shandyr he will be missed.
    • Torgrimmer
      Torgrimmer
      I might not get banned but soon may die from my cancer, but my friend you will be missed from the forums.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      @Anduin I have no problem with the grieving, Shandyr's absense will be felt on this forum for a LONG time to come.

      @Torgrimmer Its a darn shame life doesn't have selectable difficulty settings.
    • typo_tilly
      typo_tilly
      Shandyr says he's fine and moving away from online. He wants his friends to know that he's doing alright. :)
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Glad to hear it.
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      I'm so glad to hear that he is doing well. Thank you for letting us know. :)
  • Anduin
    He was my fremesis. He was my opposite. My opponent. He sided with broccoli. He sided with waffles. He turned the undead. He even turned undead. He was funny. He was witty. He was a poet. He was linguistic. He was gay. He was glorious. Not once did I find him disrespectful.

    He did not back away from controversy however. Always said what he thought. Felt freedom to express oneself as an individual more important than constraining oneself to fit in with a crowd.

    ...

    Curse you Shandyr. Your greatest enemy was never me. It was yourself. I am very upset at your passing.
    September 24
  • JuliusBorisov
    Dear community,

    It is with the utmost sadness that we announce that @Shandyr has been banned from the forum.

    This decision was not made lightly. Shandyr was a treasured member of this community who has contributed greatly to the forum over the years, and he is known fondly by many forumites. However, no one is exempt from the Site Rules. Flaming, rude and disrespectful behavior, and intentionally provoking other forumites are not permitted on the forum.

    Banishment is always a difficult choice, and the moderating team only uses it as a last resort when all other methods have failed. We have given Shandyr many chances to reform, but he has continued to break the Site Rules in spite of multiple warnings.

    Shandyr will be missed, but this is a necessary step to preserve the positive and friendly culture that has blossomed on this forum over the years.

    If you have additional questions about this decision, or moderation in general, feel free to send a PM to a moderator and we will answer it as best we can.

    -Site staff
    September 21
    • gorgonzola
      gorgonzola
      rules are rules, and everyone must respect them or face the consequences.
      and moderation decisions are not to be discussed by forum members, a forum is not a democracy, is a place we are welcome in as long as we behave according to the rules, and the moderation team is in charge about granting the respect of them.
      but i still feel sad to see a member that gave a so valuable contribution in the past disappearing.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      The forums just got a little darker.
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Well. I did not see that coming. Maybe I missed the threads where he had such "disrespectful behavior".
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I certainly missed it as well.
    • Raduziel
      Raduziel
      Shandyr being rude? I definitely missed that memo.
    • Balrog99
      Balrog99
      Must have been behind the scenes. @Shandyr didn't even participate in the somewhat contentious politics thread!
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      I didn't see anything either, at least no personal abuse or attacks, but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. There are few, if any, moderator teams I trust more than this one. I trust they took the decision they felt necessary, but nonetheless I grieve the outcome of it. It would make more sense to me had I seen Shandyr express open abuse, but I guess I must have missed that part or it was in threads/posts now deleted.
  • :heartbreak:

    Hmm? Oh this? Just my broken heart, pay no heed to it. Just let it rot there in the dirt. :cry:
    September 21
  • For a long time, beavers have been SHAMEFULLY neglected in video games and other software. But this will end here and now! Brace yourself, the bionic beaver is coming. And he's not amused!

    image
    September 18
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Seriously, no way anyone could mod beavers into Baldur's Gate? *sigh* It's one of my oldest dreams...
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Fun Fact: My dad once wrote a small program for his job to help him work quicker. He called it "Platypus". The updated version was called "Platyplus".
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Hmm, something seems not quite right there...
    • Artemius_I
      Artemius_I
      My last recall of a prominent beaver character in media was probably Chronicles of Narnia...
    • deltago
      deltago
      Leave Canada's national animal alone.
    • Dev6
      Dev6
      "Platyplus" is the greatest thing I've read this week lol
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Uhm... Beaver unequal sign Platypus ?
    • Dev6
      Dev6
      A platypus is a beaver duck, so it counts.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Not sure I'm happy with this :/
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I think both animals are really cool.
    • Dev6
      Dev6
      Beavers are alright, but Platypuses (platypi?!) are the cutest thing in the world. :)
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Platypi are inded super cute chimerae, and one of my all time favorite creatures. But don't forget that beavers and engineers, and that is awesome.
  • Rik_Kirtaniya
    Have you read this poem? I originally wrote it on mlnevese's wall, as a parody on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven". I think you'll find it interesting. ;)

    (Writing the poem as a comment to this post, as I fear it will not fit within the character limit of the main post.)
    September 19
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Though the gnome killed the Santa Claus, thinking that this was a great loss,
      To little children who won't get Santa's presents any more.
      However, he was but misled, for 'twas not Santa but his shade,
      And real Santa was not dead, and in he came through the door---
      "That was my image, silly gnome! How could you this fact ignore?"
      Fell he laughing to the floor.

      Then the ancient gnomish mummy, thought he had a queasy tummy,
      Seeing Santa still alive, rolling and laughing on the floor.
      "Are my eyes truly mistaken?!" said the gnome, his senses shaken,
      "Have I too much butter taken, eating taters more and more?
      Eating taters with a lot of butter in them, more and more?
      This I should promptly abhor!"

      But the temptation of tater, made the gnome's mouth strongly water,
      "Forgive me, great Urdlen! For this I can't resist any more!"
      And so the gnome took spoon and plate, and swiftly the taters he ate,
      And not before it was too late, did he cease his eating chore,
      Eating till his little tummy swelled up like never before,
      And then he fell to the floor.

      Santa now was keenly seeing, how the gnome brought his own ruin,
      Eating taters with a lot of butter in them more and more.
      "How could thou be fatter than me? What's your secret? Tell me, tell me!
      For truly I'm impressed by thee! So that now this gift is your!"
      Saying this, Santa took out a gift and placed it on the floor---
      And inside were taters more!

      The gnome now thought that he would make, something to cure his stomach ache,
      So he decided to bake cookies of many a flavour!
      But therein a ferret did lurk, sneaking in the shadowy dark,
      And all the cookies he did mark, while he hid behind the door---
      Waiting there until the gnome was tired and began to snore---
      And when the gnome woke up, the cookies were there no more.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Alternatively you could have told me to simply check out mlnevese's wall :P
      Will read it in a bit. Give me a moment.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Oh, you'd have had a hard time finding out from that particular wall thread (fondly named "the Behemoth"). I just made it comfortable for you. Once you see that thread, you'll know why... ;)
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      *finding "it" out
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      No, I found it, quiet easily actually. No problem :)
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      So, I can see, as probably everyone, that you put a lot of effort into this poem. So Kudos for that.
      And story wise I like it a lot.

      However, personally, I can't feel the flow of a poem here. I am not going into a deep analysis now. Analyzing poems is what I did in school abundantly. In German classes, English classes and to my horror French classes. I have had my lifetime fill of analyzing poems.

      Just take it as my personal impression, which is subjective of course, and with which other people may very well disagree.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      It's basically a comic relief, and more of a parody than an actual "poem". ;)
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Oh, and the "flow" as well as the background and context of this piece can be better felt if one reads the original thread where this was posted as a response. ;)
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      But wouldn't that have been all the more reason to point me to mlnevese's wall in the first place and not just copy the poem to my wall?
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Hmm... got your point. I just thought it would be convenient to "quote" what I wanted to show so that you wouldn't have any troubles finding it out from the depths of that thread. :)
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    September 20