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    You guys! I'm avoiding work LIKE A BOSS.

    And the Scarlet J Yahoo Group is still IN EFFECT on Yahoo Groups and EVERYTHING is in there in chrono order. It was formed to plot our trip to Wilmy but quickly become an off-topic board. GOD BLESS IT. The evil sub-board is also still in effect!

    Sars posted the Hard Rain thread in April 2001.

    But Glory Girl Writer (Linda Holmes!) was in that Scarlet J group so she probably ratted us out to Sars before we fully caught on she was Miss A.

    It's like a memory hole that I can't afford to go down!
    6 YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE PAIN OF SHIPPING DE. I DONT COMMIT TO MY OWN LIFE AS MUCH DO YOU UNDERSTAND

  • #2
    Oh, I had no memory of Miss Alli being in the Scarlet J group. Why did we invite her?

    I would have absolutely no way of logging into that Y! group now. Anything awesome you could C&P from there?

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    • #3
      I'll c&p a bit later (I GOTTA WORK!) but the funniest thing I saw so far was StaceyRosie replying to people with just, "LOL!!!"

      Neo HATED that. It still makes me laugh.
      6 YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE PAIN OF SHIPPING DE. I DONT COMMIT TO MY OWN LIFE AS MUCH DO YOU UNDERSTAND

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      • #4
        Well, she *was* the basis for AgreeGal. ("ITA TM AgreeGal")

        ETA oh, and to move the discussion here, I don't remember why Ginni was banned. I assumed it was the same 'purge the schemers' motivation that purged Fox.

        Forgot completely about the TV Refugee board! I don't even remember where that was hosted.

        <--------insanely old

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        • #5
          We actually stayed on at MBTV for the whole summer after that Hard Rain thread! But it was the end of our love affair with the board. If only I had the chats, not just the group emails!

          SarahJanet defends Sars:
          Snarkage stuff
          Posted By:
          SarahJanet
          Sat Apr 21, 2001 3:55 am |

          Sorry to keep bringing this up, guys. But I am going to loudly
          second what Fox said. Email Sars. Ask her. Tell her what you've
          said here about how you feel about what she said, and the state of
          the boards. She is not a dictator. She doesn't want you all to
          leave. She likes all of you. She is worried that she was too
          harsh. She wants to make sure everyone is clear on what she meant
          with her post.

          Really, you guys, I know Sars comes across sometimes as being hard to
          approach, but she isn't at all. Tell her you love the Yankees
          (Sorry, romantical, I know that would be hard) and she'll love you.
          Or, take the approach I do and bet on games with her. I have had
          numerous chats with her about this whole thing, but since I'm not the
          one who isn't happy with the situation, I can't tell her much about
          how to go about fixing it. (I'm not trying to be all gloating,
          here. "Ooh, I talk to Sars. I'm so important!" Really, we mostly
          just chat about baseball, grammar, and men. It's not like I'm her
          snitch or anything. Sorry if I'm coming across as really, really
          snotty.)

          Ginni, Glory, and Snick, I think you guys all expressed how you feel
          really articulately, and I think Sars would want to know that. After
          all, it's only because we love the site so damn much that we want it
          to be fun again. [I believe she's referencing the discussion of how lame the boards had gotten that we introduced a new poster called Grammar Police.]

          I also agree that the Pacey lust has gotten rather out of control,
          and I know I'm not alone in wishing it was kept to the Clan Witter
          board more of the time. He is only human, after all. A cute human,
          yes. But only human.

          And finally, I'm taking offers for people who want to write my three
          finals for me next week. Anyone? Come on. It'll be fun!

          SJ.
          In retrospect this email is ridiculously deferential and polite but it unleashed a shitstorm on poor ol'' SJ. First SB sends a not of support about how nice Sars. And, at first, everybody was nice. Neo was even relatively nice and says the Pacey Goo and the Fic needs to stay in its own threads.

          Ophy replied:
          OKay, Neo - you had me up until you started to threaten Blah Blah Fan-
          ficakes. I love that section, and I love my author thread for purely
          egomaniacal reasons. But . . *gulp* I guess I can let go of the
          external validation in the name of keeping the boards pure and on-
          topic, if that's the way everyone feels.
          ...
          Will paceyporn.com ever get a discussion forum? 'Cause that would
          make the whole thing moot.

          -ophy
          But SNiB (Supernatural Blonde) was NOT having it:

          I know that this will sound bitchy- but for those who really know
          me...what's new? Here goes. I. do NOT. feel. like. kissing. Sars'.
          ass. She has been an absentee moderator for a while. (Just go look at
          clan Witter! Several unnecessary, extraneous threads that she's done
          nothing about in days) I do give her credit for being intelligent
          enough to see through the ass kissing, and I don't think that anyone
          endeared themselves to her on her "Hard Rain" thread by puckering
          those cyber lips up, if you know what I mean.....

          She has stated in no uncertain terms that she is the boss. She stands
          by everything she said before. End of story. She might make the
          motions of listening...yet she obviously feels that she is "right"
          and she will not change anything.


          I'm still shaking my head at all of these "inside jokes." Damnit, I
          wanna hear them! They are so freaking "inside" that I didn't even
          know they existed.
          ManosHOF2000 (who I still miss dearly) added:
          Whatever. I'm tired of this bullshit. I'm tired of kissing ass that
          doesn't pay me. I'm not going to ingratiate myself by saying I like
          a certain baseball team. If Sars likes me, cool. I think she's very
          talented and intelligent. That's why *I* respect her. If she
          doesn't like me. I'm over it. But I'm not going to kiss her ass
          just because she runs the joint. I thought I left all of this at
          FF. I respect people based on what they say, not how many stars they
          have underneath their name. If that's what it takes to buy these
          newbies a clue, God that's sad.

          This is waaay too much drama for me. This stuff should go unsaid.
          When Sars posted her smackdown thread, it killed it for me. I need
          to take a break from MBTV. I'll probably go crawling back in .5
          seconds but...damnit!

          ---Manos
          6 YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE PAIN OF SHIPPING DE. I DONT COMMIT TO MY OWN LIFE AS MUCH DO YOU UNDERSTAND

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          • #6
            Brought over from GG thread:
            Also? It NEVER occurred to me that people were lurking at MBTV.
            I was a first-class lurker. It was my primary duty at my real job, dial-up and everything. Hee. I lurked around everywhere during the DC days. IHJ, MBTV/TWoP, PP, PN, FF. At one point, I even had a secret alias for getting in PS. When there was especially juicy dramz going on, I would make myself drinks and cackle like mad in my sparsely furnished young twenties apartment.

            I remember the TWoP exodus. Unfortunately, I was too scared to post back then, especially at PP. So I lurked and watched everyone else get picked on. The one time I posted at PN Jenn23's bitch-ass told me to get on topic and I replied she was an asshole or something, so I was banned. My greatest regret, besides lurking, is not going to Wilmy.

            isadora, please c&p stuff from Scarlet J. Any other juicy gossip not disclosed would be appreciated. And, just to fuel your sense of entitlement, I never posted back in the day because if y'all had been mean to me (which you would have), my poor heart couldn't have taken it.

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            • #7
              Aww, I miss the rest of the gang! War buddies 5ever.

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              • #8
                SNIB!!!

                MANOS!!!!

                So many have fallen by the wayside.

                Oh, gawd, now I'm sad.

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                • #9
                  OH, wait. In the second tier forum (the secret ranch forum) I found my original feelings:
                  Smackage from Sars.
                  Posted By:
                  DynaGirl2000@...
                  Thu Apr 12, 2001 4:20 pm |
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                  Okay, Let's hear it.

                  I'm going through a lot of emotions. Let me take you with me on my
                  little journey.

                  Let's don't kid ourselves. That message was meant for us. Sars is
                  kinda right. And kinda wrong. It's her house we just play dress-up in
                  it. The FF stuff is boring and old and I think a lot of us have out
                  grown it lately anyway.

                  And I'm not going to apologize.

                  I'm not guilt free but I just don't consider it a federal offense. In
                  fact, I would argue that she could just as easily have said it in a
                  less stringent way in the Snark-o-meter thread. But, whatever. She
                  had a point to make.

                  So part of me feels bad and will back off a bit. Another - bitchier -
                  part of me thinks, "Hey, you should be little grateful that we still
                  come here given that your boards barely work anymore and boring lame-
                  o's seem to rule the boards of late - but whatever."

                  So, as I was explaining to Ginni, I've gone from denial (She CAN'T
                  mean me), to shock (She TOTALLY means me), to regret (oh, I am a
                  little bossy) to anger (WTFE! I LIVE here) and am nearing but not
                  quite at acceptance.

                  Just wondered where the rest of you are.
                  Is
                  Then:
                  I hate to reply to myself but one more thing:

                  FUCK STACEY ROSIE. It is official. I HATE HER. Her little, "thanks
                  for saying something Sars" bit about made me blow a gasket.

                  Just had to share.
                  If I were able to get into the boards for more than five minutes during
                  the last three days, I might know what you are talking about. Sadly, I
                  do not. okay, maybe I'm not so sad. Can someone who is having more
                  success with the boards copy and paste her post here?

                  Thanky kindly.

                  --d.
                  My reply:
                  Sars' post:
                  Okay, folks. I haven't said anything before because I like all you
                  guys -- you
                  make my job easy, you're a fun bunch, you're really intelligent and
                  articulate,
                  and you crack me up daily.

                  But.

                  This board is getting a bit out of hand in certain ways, and I'm
                  getting a little
                  annoyed...and I think some of you users are too. So let me just step in
                  here and
                  give you a few guidelines.

                  1. Please refrain from discussing/dissing/predicting people's reactions
                  on
                  Fanforum unless you're posting link or unless it's relevant to the
                  discussion. For
                  the ninetieth time: we aren't in competition with Fanforum or TSTSNBN or
                  whatever you call it. We aren't attracting loads of "daisychainers."
                  Whatever.
                  Leave it alone.

                  2. I know that some of you have formed friendships through this forum
                  -- you
                  hang out, you IM, and that's great. But y'all need to rein in the
                  private jokes. It
                  makes it hard for newcomers to figure out what's going on, and
                  they'll get
                  discouraged and leave and not come back. A little ribbing is fine, but
                  please don't
                  post entirely in code like you've been doing. Enough is enough. Stick to
                  talking
                  about the show in your posts unless it's in the "Big Big Love" topic or
                  something.

                  3. I am the moderator of this forum. Not you. I run this place, not
                  you; I decide
                  what topics go and what topics stay, not you (with the exception
                  of diesel in
                  the fan-fic area). If someone needs a smackdown or even a gentle
                  correction,
                  step aside and let me handle it. This only applies to a couple of you,
                  but still. I
                  like you guys, but this is my job. Let me do it, please.

                  4. Once more with feeling: this board is about the show, not about
                  you guys'
                  friendship that happened to spring up through the show. That
                  sounds sort of
                  nasty, and that's totally not how I mean it, but it's getting way too
                  in-jokey and
                  clubby in here, and if you guys want to have your own mailing list
                  or set up a
                  site where you can meet privately, well, that's cool. But in here,
                  post about the
                  show and not so much about each other.


                  Again, it's not that I don't think it's cool that you all have
                  such a tight thing
                  going. I think it's super cool. It makes me proud. But in the end, it
                  isn't what this
                  forum is here for.

                  Thanks for reading this. If you have any comments, feel free to
                  email me or
                  berate me here. Otherwise, carry on.

                  STACEY'S RESPONSE: Thanks for saying something Sars.
                  Neo's response:
                  D, May we start a new poll at Scarlet J? This was formed through
                  collaboration with Is(her idea) and Linda(her evil influence):

                  Should StaceyRosie be Kicked out of the Ranch?

                  1) no.

                  2) yes.

                  3) yes. thanks for saying something.


                  Can we can we can we?!?!
                  I just snort-laughed at that reading it!

                  Ophy is the voice of reason:
                  Ugh. I wrote this whole big post, and egroups ate it.

                  Anyway, I don't think the smackage was all that harsh. Sars made it
                  really clear that she liked the old timers and whatnot, and she
                  certainly didn't unleash the full-strength Bunting sarcasm against
                  anyone.

                  And as I mentioned to snick earlier, the newbies are Sar's bread and
                  butter - we certainly aren't clicking on the ads. And she's been hit
                  pretty hard by the dotcom advertising shakeout- just like all the mom
                  and pops who depend on it- so she can't risk losing new traffic.

                  But StaceyHosie? What a whiney bitch.

                  Does she have any allies at the ranch? I'd hate to see it turn into a
                  full blown war over there- but if you can boot her ass without
                  causing a brouhaha, then do it.

                  -ophy
                  6 YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE PAIN OF SHIPPING DE. I DONT COMMIT TO MY OWN LIFE AS MUCH DO YOU UNDERSTAND

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by isadora View Post
                    We actually stayed on at MBTV for the whole summer after that Hard Rain thread! But it was the end of our love affair with the board.
                    One of the best things about the Survivor game that summer was knowing how much Sars must have hated every cliquey post of it.
                    Bitter Shipper

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                    • #11
                      I LOVE YOU.
                      6 YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE PAIN OF SHIPPING DE. I DONT COMMIT TO MY OWN LIFE AS MUCH DO YOU UNDERSTAND

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                      • #12
                        I forgot I did this:

                        One of my fondest memories of my entire life is Is using hand brackets
                        to TM herself in front of SB. BWAH.

                        --d.
                        I TM'd myself TO SB using my hands to create brackets. God, I was such a mean girl. Of course, I also asked the Screen Gems tour guide if The Beek was actually dating the actor that played his father. While in the Leery kitchen.

                        I would literally do and say anything to amuse myself.
                        6 YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE PAIN OF SHIPPING DE. I DONT COMMIT TO MY OWN LIFE AS MUCH DO YOU UNDERSTAND

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cajun View Post
                          And, just to fuel your sense of entitlement, I never posted back in the day because if y'all had been mean to me (which you would have), my poor heart couldn't have taken it.
                          This is 100% why I never posted, I think! It was too much fun to ruin by risking it!

                          Should StaceyRosie be Kicked out of the Ranch?

                          1) no.

                          2) yes.

                          3) yes. thanks for saying something.


                          Can we can we can we?!?!
                          I cannot stop laughing at this! This thread has caused me to extend my vacation by another day. Thank you!

                          I also just started reading the DC fandom wiki and it could take over my whole life.

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                          • #14
                            What's so funny now looking back on it all, is that the TWOP meltdown/exodus/lamening has played out SO many times over my internet life and it's so predictable, but at the time it felt like the WORST THING EVAR.

                            I watched it happen at Deadspin, which was smart and hilarious, and quickly devolved into sexism like overnight. Similar with Jezebel, which just got very into taking itself seriously. The TV Club at the AV Club is pretty much the same as Deadspin. I still miss the Fametracker forums, even though they were run by Wing Cunt and am sad that all the posters never seemed to congregate in one place after it was shut down. It seems like every place that I like and visit regarding pop culture turns into something different and WAY lamer as it evolves, but at the time, we were all horrified that it was going on at TWOP.

                            It's happening right now with the humorless commentariat at The Hairpin, which is bumming me out - compare these posts on Drynuary last year at The Awl The Awl , to the comments on this one - they all devolve to "Excuse me, but if it's hard to give up alcohol for a month, then aren't you an ALCOHOLIC!!!!!" Such a bummer. I know that The Awl and The Hairpin are two separate entities, but there used to be a lot more wackiness in the comments at The Hairpin that are just missing now.

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                            • #15
                              This is 100% why I never posted, I think! It was too much fun to ruin by risking it!
                              I lurked before posting but not for very long. I never worried about people being mean, but I was never particularly prolific at any of the creek boards. I just did enough to get in with whoever I needed to get in with.
                              Bitter Shipper

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