Anybody near London? (994)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-11 09:36 ID:30X0xa4H

Who here lives in or near London? Let's count the number of people here who live near London - if there are enough people, perhaps we could have a meeting sometime.

2 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-10-11 11:33 ID:bYU1JPZM

Londoner here.

3 Name: Flinch-Hayward : 2009-10-11 14:02 ID:DoAk65p8

I'm on the outskirts - near Enfield. I can get to central London, but travel costs are blergh.

4 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2009-10-11 16:06 ID:iHtbRV+B

I live in Essex. I can get to London pretty easily by train :3 And I have a student railcard - discounts FTW! Though a ticket to London which will let me go anywhere on the underground is usually pretty cheap anyway :)

5 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-10-11 16:55 ID:V2/LX0y9

I have a railcard too. Fucking love it.

Enffield? Ow. I don't know a cheap way from there. Hope you can make it though!

6 Name: Lizziginne : 2009-10-12 09:48 ID:RPhiqX0A

Im in north london, Enfeilds pretty easy if you can get a bus to high barnet station :)

7 Name: In london. : 2009-10-12 11:15 ID:phrXEr0A

As nice as this isea is... I wouldnt really wanna meet with strangers XD. GL on meeting ^.^

8 Name: Jommoj : 2009-10-12 11:51 ID:M/FfyWcD

I live about an hour from London, and can get there easily :D I'd love to meet fellow fan-fictioners...if that's a word.

9 Name: Flinch-Hayward : 2009-10-12 23:17 ID:DoAk65p8

>>8 It's a word now. I think the correct term is 'fan-author', but that sounds kinda pretentious.

10 Name: Jommoj : 2009-10-13 08:54 ID:M/FfyWcD

Really? Wowza. Hmm, I agree. I really excited about this meeting happening, I really hope it does XD

11 Name: CellarDoor : 2009-10-15 09:51 ID:4/FEIC0M

I'm in the wee district of Bedfordshire, about an hour away from London by train (depending on what part of course) Would be very interested in meeting with fellow nutters --- er, fanficauthors ;)

12 Name: untamed4ever : 2009-10-16 11:57 ID:IWGEp9Lq

i live in oxford which isn't that far away from London especially by train, it would be interesting to meet other authors and readers :)

13 Name: Anon : 2009-10-18 02:49 ID:hgHh9o2B

Well, I live in East London, so I can safely say I'd be able to meet up in London quite easily. Except, that would only be during the major holiday times (easter, christmas, summer), as it's my home home - during the term I live way away at uni, and it would cost about £50 for me to suddenly hop on the train to go back home for the day :/

14 Name: Beau : 2009-10-18 18:07 ID:bbVQUpey

Southend on Sea, Essex. Don't have a railcard but I could get to London on the train - takes about an hour.

15 Name: Jommoj : 2009-10-21 08:33 ID:hX03zsC8

So when shall we meet up then?

16 Name: Neoma : 2009-10-21 23:35 ID:FqrKEV+5

Side note, if you we do meet can we all wear tops saying plot bunnies :D

17 Name: granger : 2009-10-22 05:36 ID:UI7kJUmE

i live in south east london :D eekk

18 Name: untamed4ever : 2009-10-22 12:56 ID:IXzpbYRi

Plot bunnies lol y?

Yes when should we meet?

19 Name: Becky-x-twilight-x : 2009-10-24 10:21 ID:ZYWyVHrH

Love this idea about printing them about because it gives people the opportunity to personalize the story as well. Plus they can show it when they meet up

20 Name: Crukix : 2009-10-24 11:28 ID:hgHh9o2B

Meeting wise, I reckon we should go for sometime in December, when we're all definitely going to be on school/uni/work holidays. Unless of course a few groups want to meet in small clusters of 3/4...

But I'm bias in saying that, I'm not back home in London til the 11th of December.

21 Name: Skipper : 2009-10-25 10:03 ID:GX5kAfR+

Wow!
So many people from Essex, I live in Romford which is so close, it would be amazing if we all met up with a top saying 'Plot Bunnies on by the way, I would totally do it it would be a laugh.

22 Name: Rosa Angelicus : 2009-10-25 12:52 ID:q9mu5Tfb

Officially, I'm in Canterbury, but getting into London is pretty easy for me. Would be awesome to see other writers.

23 Name: Elistone : 2009-10-25 13:50 ID:ekKoWxiN

LOL. I Live in Blackpool, so no where near London.

24 Name: Beau : 2009-10-25 14:15 ID:Xo6QOLM5

@Skipper
You should totally come down to Southend! It's on the same frickin train line XD

25 Name: Jommoj : 2009-10-26 10:33 ID:vgpcfgBt

CANTERBURY! WOO! ahem...yeah December sounds good.

26 Name: untamed4ever : 2009-10-26 13:34 ID:NhW67CzB

December sounds good, i have work holidays then :)

27 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-26 13:46 ID:30X0xa4H

I think that by December, many people will forget about having a meeting in the first place.

To prevent that, how about having a small meeting every weekend or every two weekends or every month (at least for those who are able to), before having a meeting in December?

28 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-26 14:36 ID:30X0xa4H

I think that an important question is: where in London? London, after all, is not a very small place.

29 Name: Sarkura : 2009-10-26 17:08 ID:jrmbW3A7

I live in London and i don't think i can come because well... it depends where in london, i rarely go out much and i walk to school... bing!

Can't we upload it to a site as well as meetings? Because then, if i or someone else can't go, there will be a site i can go on to look at them. =3

30 Name: sweetcrimefighter : 2009-10-27 18:26 ID:BporNYR8

I live in Belgium, but it's not so difficult for me to reach london if I have my friend to drive. I'll keep an eye out and if there is a time when I can come, though not before january, and there is a meeting, I'll let ya'll know.

31 Name: Wintertitan : 2009-10-28 08:06 ID:MeMsPmZF

I live in South-East London so if anyone decides to arrange a meeting somewhere near count me in =]

32 Name: Xiaoqiaorocks : 2009-10-28 12:37 ID:R3orXa7+

I have an idea for a meeting place - Hyde Park. It's quite popular for cosplay meet ups,o I'm sure it would do just as well for us, as long as it doesn't rain.
I'm currently in East London, so that's all good.

34 Name: TearThePetals : 2009-10-28 19:31 ID:GLIVZcxX

I live in west London, I'd be up for meetings :)

35 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-29 06:40 ID:5Ea96YcI

Near London, Hertfordshire, anyone?

36 Name: Jommoj : 2009-10-29 10:13 ID:RcmBqxfK

so are we meeting in Hyde Park?

37 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-29 11:08 ID:OO3lzAIs

>>36
Well, why not?

38 Name: Jommoj : 2009-10-30 09:24 ID:EAYDCPrc

i was just confirming :) when in december?

39 Name: Ren'aiXhakumei : 2009-10-31 13:09 ID:3/zcmw6f

Don't forget...^^ There are bad people out there, you never know what could happen. To make this offline meeting safer, it's best if you guys could confirm yourselfs as you potray yourselfs to be in some way. I hate crime, and I'd hate for this site to be the start of one. ^^ Be safe be happy!

40 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-31 14:50 ID:30X0xa4H

Actually, I think that it is very important to have a meeting as soon as possible, preferably before December (and also have a meeting in December afterward, too). That way, we can build up confidence in these meetings over time, right? Right now, since there has been no meetings yet, many people are unsure about it, but perhaps people can be more sure about it if one has already happened.

41 Name: Permanent Chaos : 2009-11-01 18:54 ID:xDVEwh+p

Live South East London...I'm up for it ^^

42 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-02 17:51 ID:30X0xa4H

How about having a meeting both in November and December? That way, at least those of us who live close enough to London to be able to meet in November could have "experience" in these meetings before meeting again in December. Is anybody free in the weekend of November 21? If enough people are, perhaps we could have a meeting at that time.

43 Name: ScaretRider : 2009-11-04 01:21 ID:UgLc2ak2

I live in Kent, but I can travel to London in a few months. I need to learn to drive first before I have a chance!

:-(

44 Name: Tokyo Girl 05 : 2009-11-04 12:44 ID:acoXDnkG

I Live South East London in Essex. But it's only a short train ride into central London.

45 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-05 09:49 ID:30X0xa4H

So, who's up for meeting at Hyde Park?

46 Name: Quarry : 2009-11-07 08:59 ID:WqFQyS3P

I live about an hour or so out but I'm still technically a child and i doubt my parents would let me go shopping, let alone meet a load of strangers (no offence to everyone, i'm sure you're perfectly nice people).

:(

47 Name: Science Meets Fiction : 2009-11-07 10:05 ID:vlIZBn/G

I live two train stops away, however my parents would never let me go to London alone especially since we've only been in the country for about 3 months. I think being underage is a problem that we are going to run into.

48 Name: RoliviaxKipping : 2009-11-07 12:12 ID:O7DBLfxD

I live in a town near London but my parents would never ever let me go to one of these meetings i'm still quite young

49 Name: Btvsfifi : 2009-11-07 17:57 ID:9oeBTu0k

I live in south east london, Hyde park sounds good or maybe Camden Market, maybe we could have signs saying your ff name

50 Name: arwenfairtinuviel : 2009-11-09 14:02 ID:2jZowwdS

I live 40 mins away on the train (just south of London) so meeting up would be feasible.

I agree Hyde Park or Camden but it needs to be decided EXACTLY where, and it's probably a good idea to make ourselves recognisable. What day/date? If December, not too near to Christmas, or people will all be busy. If people are still at uni/school then would Saturday be a good day?

Would everyone bring printed copies of their works, or is it just for a chat about fanfiction?

51 Name: Lin Waddell : 2009-11-10 04:21 ID:9v5PLGYH

Hi, I'm currently living in the Kings Cross area, so pretty much slap bang in the middle of chaos.

Hyde Park or Camden, both seem like fair play to me and my scheadule is fairly felxible. And I agree, the closer we get to december, the more difficult it will be with the joys of the christmas rush.

I think I could manage bringing a small story but not one of the longer ones, takes too long to print or just chatting sounds like fun too. and yes, we can all get to wear those little name taggie things; Hello my name is blah blah. Could be a lot of fun.

52 Name: BloodTies : 2009-11-10 09:25 ID:w7PNXhIZ

I'm closer to Camden than Hyde Park, that place is like protest central

53 Name: Livi-Love : 2009-11-10 10:29 ID:EIdGMwWs

I live in a town called Stevenage, which is pretty close to London. But I'm not sure if I would be able to go. :(

54 Name: Misty1986 : 2009-11-10 15:56 ID:ncVITyu3

I live in Ilford, which is few trains stop distance from central London. I'm up for meeting in Hyde park! just tell me when and where! :-)

55 Name: Misty1986 : 2009-11-10 15:57 ID:ncVITyu3

I live in Ilford, which is few trains stop distance from central London. I'm up for meeting in Hyde park! just tell me when and where! :-)

56 Name: Mikeo6464 : 2009-11-10 20:02 ID:Z+MObMsN

Hey! Name's Mike and I live near here, in Hertfordshire, problem is... I'm just 16. Dunno what my parents would say, any ideas guys?

57 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-11 18:02 ID:3Vm7Z9tC

I live in Camden. --dances--

I stay in Sevenoaks during the week. Actually, that's a thought. Does anyone here go to West Kent College?

Camden is the best place to meet, but you want to stay out the market. I suggest Regents Park, about a 10 minute walk from Camden Tube up Parkway. If people like that, I'll give it a scout for somewhere in the park that'd work.

58 Name: MyButterfly364 : 2009-11-12 05:15 ID:8ioVRjnO

I live in letchworth, hertfordshire, so if some people cant make london maybe a smaller meet around the stevenage area ?

59 Name: Celena : 2009-11-12 08:43 ID:C137chXe

I live in Chelsea and don't have a problem with travelling the distance when the meeting area will be decided on.

60 Name: Pooky : 2009-11-14 18:21 ID:89FkpwIx

i would love to meet up with other authors I live just outside London so no problems for me

61 Name: Jommoj : 2009-11-15 06:20 ID:sdyZr7pi

so, we need to choose hyde park or camden...
and a date...

62 Name: Celena : 2009-11-15 06:57 ID:McNScrzR

I vote for Hyde Park, I'm relatively more familiar with it than Candem...

63 Name: Jommoj : 2009-11-15 08:23 ID:sdyZr7pi

same same.

64 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-15 09:14 ID:l/2wLjBS

...don't like Hyde Park... But I'll go where the meet goes. The problem is Hyde is big. I barely know it. Camden is world famous, and landmarks are ten-a-penny.

65 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-15 09:23 ID:30X0xa4H

>>62>>63>>64
If it is Hyde Park, then it is also necessary to choose a particular spot.

I do not know anything about Hyde Park, but just to give an example here:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=hyde%20park%20London

It seems like round pond is fairly distinctive:
http://www.ski-epic.com/2007_london_trip/p41b_london_hyde_park_round_pond.jpg

Of course, I do not know if that would be the best spot since I do not know anything about Hyde Park, so perhaps a better spot could be suggested if round pond is not the best spot.

66 Name: Celena : 2009-11-15 13:52 ID:McNScrzR

>>65

I love the idea of all of us having a picnic by that pond, but the weather won't permit. Maybe we can get together there and have a day out when Spring and Summer come about.

67 Name: Jommoj : 2009-11-15 16:16 ID:sdyZr7pi

>>66
aaah same that would be so cool, but as you said, the weather will be dismal.

68 Name: Celena : 2009-11-15 16:31 ID:McNScrzR

I'm thinking of going to Hyde Park this next week to check out what would be suitable for a group of people to meet and spend an undertimed amount of time without problem.

Someone that knows or has a better access to Candem, could check it out...

69 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-15 17:50 ID:QamIB9il

I live in Camden. I can name many places suited to a meet. The best is Regent's Park. It's not as big as Hyde, so it'd be easier to fine a group of people.

70 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-15 17:58 ID:30X0xa4H

I don't know much about Regent's Park, but here is what I found:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regent%27s_Park
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Regent's%20Park%2C%20Greater London%2C%20United%20Kingdom

71 Name: Celena : 2009-11-16 04:31 ID:5UBkgaUz

The only thing about choosing a park is the weather. I don't think we want to risk hoping that the day will be pleasant... Yeah, its England, I don't think meeting for a long period of time in a park, with our weather, would be very comfortable.

72 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-16 06:49 ID:30X0xa4H

>>71
Yes, perhaps it may be good to have another location to meet in case the weather conditions are not great for meeting in a park.

73 Name: ssspixiesss : 2009-11-17 19:38 ID:vUBoo/PU

I live in NW London, which is near hertfordshire, and I know both camden and hyde park well but at the moment i'm in kent for uni reasonably easy to get back to london tho as i'm coming back this weekend so let me know and i might be in London anyways :) erm hyde park is probs not the best idea atm as its really cold and i hate the cold at least if we're outside in camden I can get some warm food to eat without walking miles (I'm not a big fan of walking as well as the cold >_<) but meh watevs good !

74 Name: ssspixiesss : 2009-11-17 19:41 ID:vUBoo/PU

Oh and Jommoj Canterbury woo indeed ;D

75 Name: ssspixiesss : 2009-11-17 19:41 ID:vUBoo/PU

Oh and Jommoj Canterbury woo indeed ;D

76 Name: Arkard : 2009-11-18 01:33 ID:+U+ZjroS

i personally live up in scotland but i could make it down with enough notice, though directions will be fun, lol
^_^

77 Name: Mercedes92 : 2009-11-18 02:15 ID:s/gqhX0Q

I live in Croydon, it'll be pips for be to get to London, you'd just have to give me, say, a week or two to ...like...ask my mum xD, no, just so that I know.
Email me?
mercedes (dot) amber (at) hotmail (dot) com

78 Name: Jommoj : 2009-11-18 14:52 ID:3/6lvTEy

>>75
ooh yes ;)
>>71
yeah that's a point, is there anywhere thats inside but like really accesible? so not like a shop or cafe or anything.

i hope i can come :/

79 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-18 16:26 ID:KfZVjPck

There isn't really am enclosed public space in Camden. You'd have to just wrap up warm and bring money for the simple fact that it's Camden Market. If it started raining, we could always in to Cafe Nero, which is near the market and suitably large.

So, if we all agree on a location, shall we set a date?

80 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-19 17:11 ID:30X0xa4H

>>79
Many people have already agreed on December, although, of course, a particular date must be chosen as well - perhaps the 12th of December? That might be enough time to give everyone notice of the meeting.

81 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-20 10:03 ID:30X0xa4H

Also, if enough people could make it, perhaps we could try doing a "test meeting" on this weekend or the next, just so we know how it will go? That way, when there is a "real meeting," at least some people will have more preparation.

82 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-20 10:35 ID:z0qvf+PI

Sounds like a good idea. Time and specific place?

83 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-20 11:40 ID:30X0xa4H

Since only a few people would be able to make it, perhaps a Starbucks would be a suitable place: the starbucks at

53 Goodge St

Which is just outside Kings Cross station:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=53%20Goodge%20St,%20London

Of course, I have no experience with any starbucks, so maybe someone knows a better location.

As for a time, perhaps there could, in fact, be 2 test meetings: one this week, on Sunday (the 22nd of November), for those who are immediately nearby (so that it would not be too much of an inconvenience if almost nobody shows up), and one next week, on Saturday (the 28th of November), for those who live close enough.

84 Name: Majin : 2009-11-20 13:55 ID:dVklhkst

Off topic, but could any of the kind London people confirm something for me; that Hyde Park and Piccadilly is near a station called Green Park, on the Victoria line? I need to go there in one of the weekdays next week.

More on topic, depending on the time, how many exams or how much coursework I have and if I'm teaching that week, I might come down to London for this meeting. Coaches are cheap and it wouldn't be a chore to play DS for a few hours, or I'd have an excuse to finally read one of those Tom Clancy books I've got.

85 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-20 14:38 ID:z0qvf+PI

Green Park station is on the Piccadilly line between Piccadilly Circus and Hyde Park Cnr. On the Victoria line, Green park is between Victoria Station and Oxford Circus. It's easy to change lines, but avoid Rush hour if you like the shape of your toes.

Goodge Street is nowhere near Kings X. I think you mean the Underground station called (coincidentally) Goodge Street. It's on the Northern Line.

86 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-20 14:56 ID:30X0xa4H

>>85
Right - it is actually a bit far off from Kings Cross, although it seems to be the Starbucks that is closest to Kings Cross and is actually actually outside of the station called Goodge St.

(So, it is quite important to look at the map to see where it is first.)

87 Name: Majin : 2009-11-20 15:01 ID:dVklhkst

Thanks! That should assist, in my hopefully not so epic quest to find the Japanese Embassy at Piccadilly. It'll be good practice, trying to navigate London, for if I try to come to a meetup too.

88 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-21 10:49 ID:3g/nQWTB

Hi
I've literally just read the discussion and I was wondering if the meeting was happening and when. Sorry for being a pain
^.^

89 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-21 11:02 ID:z0qvf+PI

It's fine, not a pain. I need to get out and away from my Xbox, so i'm going to head down to Goodge Street and look for an appropriate place, like a Starbucks. I'll give an exact address when I'm there with my coffee.

90 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-21 11:11 ID:30X0xa4H

>>88
In fact, perhaps there could be a "test meeting" this Sunday on the 22nd of November, although it is not likely that many will show up, so you should go only if you live close enough.

>>89
I thought that it was 53 Goodge St - I might be wrong, though.

...
In fact, I think that if enough people live close enough to that Starbucks on Goodge Street, that perhaps there could be a meeting there every week - sorta like a "fanfiction club" or something like that. Of course, that is only if enough people live close enough.

91 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-21 11:16 ID:3g/nQWTB

I live like 30 minutes away from London. Though tomorrow might be too short notice because I've asked my friend to come as well. Thanks though and I will definitely try to come to other meetings.

92 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-21 11:24 ID:z0qvf+PI

Ok, now i just need to get dressed, eat, do my thang and be back in time for dinner.

93 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-21 11:30 ID:30X0xa4H

I have been wondering about something that I think is quite important:

Has anyone tried creating a front cover for one of their fanfiction yet? If so, perhaps it might be good to also post it online (alongside the fanfiction), so that people who would not be able to go to the meeting would also be able to see it. I think that posting it online is definitely not nearly as meaningful as printing it out to show it directly to others (after all, the whole point of having a cover is to show it to others in real life), but this allows it to be more accessible. Besides, perhaps it could make people more willing to go to a meeting, to get a chance to see (or share) the fan-fiction with a front cover first-hand.

Of course, you can't post images on fanfiction.net, but you can also do so on a blog, or a free web host. LiveJournal (www.livejournal.com) seems to be a popular choice amongst fanfiction writers.

So, has anyone made a cover yet?

94 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-21 11:31 ID:30X0xa4H

>>91
There could be one next week too - on Saturday, the 28th of November, so perhaps you could go to that one.

95 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-21 11:42 ID:3g/nQWTB

I could probably come next week. I was wondering is it strictly for fanfiction writers? I do write fanfiction but because I have only recently got into it, I only have 2 chapters of one. Thanks for replying.

96 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-21 11:49 ID:30X0xa4H

>>95
I guess anyone could come as long as they have some interest in fanfiction - even people who are just readers could come, I guess.

97 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-21 11:51 ID:3g/nQWTB

ok thankyou

98 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-21 12:42 ID:z0qvf+PI

There IS NO Starbucks on Goodie street. I'm standing on it now. I'll look for am appropriate meeting place.

99 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-21 12:59 ID:z0qvf+PI

Sorry for bad spelling, i'm on my phone.

There is a Cafe Nero on the corner of Charlotte Street and Percy Street. It's easy to find, but can someone do a Google Maps link so it's easier to find for everyone? Nero closes at 6pm on a Sunday. There's upstairs seating, so space shouldn't be am issue. To get onto Percy Street from Tottenham Ct Road, look for the HSBC bank on the corner and the pub called The Jack Horner opposite. Keep walking up, can't miss it. Distance from Goodge Street tube is about 5 minutes.

That's a location. Now we need a time. How does 2pm sound to people who can make it?

100 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-21 13:05 ID:30X0xa4H

>>98
After looking through it more, it seems to have become "inactive," so I guess that the Google maps are not quite up-to-date - or it is simply not reliable.

So, after searching the Starbucks website, I have found some that are close to that place:

  1. One on Euston road: Unit 1A Euston Tower Podium
  2. One at Kings Cross: 296 Pentoville Road, Regents Corner
  3. One at Kings Cross: KINGS CROSS ST PANCRAS INTERNA

And many others...
Although there may not be one at Goodge St., there are plenty in the area.

Again, I am not familiar with the area, so it is probably best for people who are more familiar with the area to decide.

101 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-21 13:12 ID:30X0xa4H

>>99
It is called Caffe Nero, not Cafe Nero, which is probably why I had such trouble looking for it.

Address: 2 Charlotte St, London

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2%20Charlotte%20St%2C%20London

102 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-21 13:13 ID:z0qvf+PI

There we go. Sorry.

103 Name: x0Hannah0x : 2009-11-21 14:06 ID:+kNe0b9R

for me the best place to meet everyone would be London

104 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-21 14:15 ID:zCznyDtK

Shall we agree Caffe Nero at 2:00 PM? Just as a test to see if it'll work well?

105 Name: x0Hannah0x : 2009-11-21 14:19 ID:+kNe0b9R

I am a complete stupid. I just put the most silliest comment ever. I put the best place to meet everyone was in London, even though it's completely obvious that you people have already chosen a place'in London' to meet up. I worry about my brain sometimes. I must have been dropped on my head to many times when I was a baby or something.

Anyway lets forget about my little rant. I'm Hannah and I'm 16 years old. If we ever decide on a place and a date I am looking forward to meeting you all. But if you find me a little crazy then I would completely understand if you don't want me to come.

106 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-21 14:27 ID:zCznyDtK

I love crazy people! I was friends with Crazy Jesus Man in Camden before he disappeared. Now I'm friends with Crazy Drunk Guy.

107 Name: x0Hanna0x : 2009-11-21 14:36 ID:+kNe0b9R

Cool! I'm glad I've finally met someone who isn't afraid of crazy people. lol. :)

108 Name: x0Hanna0x : 2009-11-21 14:36 ID:+kNe0b9R

Cool! I'm glad I've finally met someone who isn't afraid of crazy people. lol. :)

109 Name: x0Hanna0x : 2009-11-21 14:37 ID:+kNe0b9R

Oops didn't mean to post that twice. Sorry

110 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-21 14:46 ID:zCznyDtK

So, 2PM at Caffe Nero?

111 Name: x0Hannah0x : 2009-11-22 03:14 ID:+kNe0b9R

What's the date we're all meeting up?

112 Name: AMK : 2009-11-22 03:18 ID:Mgna4Txy

Live near Kettering. When do we meet up then?

113 Name: Celena : 2009-11-22 05:40 ID:eARwRmWI

So the 10th of December, 2pm, Caffe Nero, near Googe Street????

114 Name: HummingBard101 : 2009-11-22 06:29 ID:qcW/SE+s

I think London would be a good idea, as I myself live in a small village very near london.

115 Name: Erin : 2009-11-22 07:26 ID:xrOavNcw

I live in South London, so I think we could meet up in some place in the centre of London.
What do people think of places such as Earl's Court?

116 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-22 07:45 ID:z0qvf+PI

I thought we arranged a test meeting today? 10th of December is a Thursday, not everyone can make it; I have college.

Sunday 13th?

117 Name: Jommoj : 2009-11-22 09:20 ID:3/6lvTEy

>>116
good point, it would have to be on a weekend for most people to come.

118 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-22 10:45 ID:30X0xa4H

>>113
Actually, Caffe Nero is at:
2 Charlotte St, London

Which is not at Goodge St:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2%20Charlotte%20St%2C%20London

119 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-22 10:54 ID:30X0xa4H

>>116
So, there was no test meeting this week? Perhaps we can try to have a test meeting next week, on the 28th of November, and see how many turn up. If we aren't able to have a successful "test meeting," I think that there is little chance of an "actual meeting" being successful, so I think that it is important to try test meetings each week until we have a successful "test meeting" - and then we can start talking about the actual meeting.

So, Caffe Nero at 2 Charlotte St, London on the 28th of November? How many would be able to make it?

120 Name: hi : 2009-11-22 13:02 ID:OOtBDP8B

i dont live anywhere near enough

121 Name: x0Hannah0x : 2009-11-22 13:03 ID:FmU6Xn48

I can't make it on the 28th I'm babysitting that night.

122 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-22 13:13 ID:30X0xa4H

>>121
What about the 29th?

123 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-22 19:13 ID:kHgdeaEi

When we all meet... How do we reconise eachother? I mean... there will be so many people around, we'll all be a little confused. Are we to wear certain attire or have stick on badges on our jackets? Or do we just ask each individual if their here for the meeting? (I'd rather not do that as I'm a very shy person as it is). Please let me know!! xx

124 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-22 22:51 ID:30X0xa4H

If possible, perhaps everyone could have a blank piece of paper, with the words "fanfiction" written on it (very largely, of course, so that others can see it).

125 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-23 01:38 ID:Bhg3UXtj

It's easy to spot me. The tall guy with barely tamable hair, glasses and a Gurren Lagann necklace.

126 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-23 02:04 ID:kHgdeaEi

Ok... The paper sign sounds good!

127 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-23 02:11 ID:Bhg3UXtj

Yea, do the paper.

128 Name: ssspixiesss : 2009-11-23 02:55 ID:vUBoo/PU

I won't be able to come down until the weekend after :( but it sounds like their will be many test runs so i'm sure i'll be there for one ;)

129 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-24 10:27 ID:30X0xa4H

Also, people, please note that there are many people who are wary about coming to a meeting because they are unsure about the safety of it. But I think that people could be reassured about the safety of it if at least one meeting happens and nothing goes wrong, even if it is just a test meeting, right?

130 Name: Celena : 2009-11-24 12:13 ID:BaXaAEg8

What about over 15 year olds, that will be accompanied by friends meet first...

131 Name: x0Hannah0x : 2009-11-24 13:59 ID:W64HeDyP

Sorry can't make it then as well, got no transport. I can do next week end. :)

132 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-24 14:47 ID:kHgdeaEi

129 - I agree with you. A test run would definalty ease of any tention for the actual big meeting! And if the test run is a sucess more people wud come to the actual meeting!

133 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-24 14:47 ID:kHgdeaEi

129 - I agree with you. A test run would definalty ease of any tention for the actual big meeting! And if the test run is a sucess more people wud come to the actual meeting!

134 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-24 16:20 ID:30X0xa4H

>>131
Hmm...
I guess that most people would have to wait until December 5th to be able to go to one...

But still, if it is possible that at least 3 people show up at the meeting spot on the 28th of November, perhaps it still might be worth it to have a test meeting then...

There are many reasons why it is important to have a test meeting as soon as possible, and assuring people that it is safe is one reason. (Another reason is to assure people that it actually is possible, and yet reason is to at least know each other a little so that we won't be complete strangers for the next meeting.)

135 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-24 16:25 ID:30X0xa4H

In fact, continuing on >>134, I would say that the second reason for having a test meeting also applies to myself... I myself would be very much assured of the fact that a meeting is possible if there was a successful test meeting. We don't want to spend many months (or years) talking about meeting, with nothing happening, do we, now?

136 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-24 16:30 ID:f5I/qYh/

If it flops, it flops. If it's a hit, it's a hit. Lets try and make it a hit.

To confirm the TEST meeting...

Meeting place: Caffe Nero, 2 Charlotte Street. Top floor. (It's more spacious. I've checked it out.)
Nearest tube station: Goodge Street.

Time: 2pm on Sunday the 29th of November.

If you can make it, bring an identifying logo, A4 sign or anything recognizable. If nobody else there has such a thing, get your item out. It'll make it much easier for us to spot each other. Buy a coffee to stay, otherwise the staff might not let you stay.

Anyone got questions?

137 Name: Celena : 2009-11-24 19:58 ID:eARwRmWI

I'll come to the test meeting on the 28th of November...

138 Name: Celena : 2009-11-24 19:59 ID:eARwRmWI

Sorry, 29th... writing in the dark is no fun when you make mistakes.

139 Name: Greywizard-dumblemort : 2009-11-25 06:21 ID:ZjupYwIH

I haven't heard of a meeting for fans of fanfiction. Its definitely one of the more interesting ideas that have floating around lately. I'm a bit worried about the planning involved in this though, it wouldn't be nice for people to get there and then be unpleasantly surprised.

The sad truth is you don't really know who's the person behind the internet user ID and it might be a good idea to get more of a feel for the people you're gonna meet (i.e. whoever's gonna attend on Sunday). Another problem is that you can never be sure who you're speaking to since anyone can type in any name when they make a post on this forum. Its got the potential for abuse.

Everyone here seems like nice people but better safe than sorry as they say... The choice of location though is a good one, very public.

BTW... I know of a few fanfiction writers/readers that are very....mature. It wouldn't be seemly for some forty year old man to be meeting up with three or so fifteen year old girls either. Get these things straightened out.

Best of luck.

140 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-25 08:47 ID:30X0xa4H

>>139
Yes, it is true that the very first meeting is indeed the risk - that is why it is important to be cautious for the very first meeting.

Yet, that is exactly why it is important to have a test meeting in the first place - after having a test meeting, some people will have already have gotten to know each other for a second meeting, so that the second meeting will be much less of a risk, since at least some people will recognize each other at the next meeting.

141 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-25 10:14 ID:UtGUP7MG

Maybe give some basic information such as: I'm a girl, 22, brunette, 5'2 tall, caucasian.

The idea of us meeting is to get to know each other, so obviously letting someone know the basics of yourself and when we do meet, then we have an idea of who we're looking for...

Then if we might not feel comfortable with the idea of the age gap... I have friends from all age groups, who are all really nice, but I know that some of my younger friends wouldn't at first feel comfortable with my older friends.

I know its obvious but we never know our friends when we first meet them, even after knowing them for a while, there are things that we don't know. So its really about taking a chance with precautions, and hoping that the best will come out of it.

I'm sure other conventions had similar issues, they all started of small and now they are huge, but there are still chances that someone could meet an unsavoury person.

Yes, we don't know who we're meeting, we don't know who's behind the names and words that we read, but we're trying to create ways to make it more safe for everyone.

142 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-26 21:59 ID:30X0xa4H

So, who can make it to the next test meeting?

Meeting at:
Caffe Nero, 2 Charlotte Street (near Goodge St.), on the top floor.
At:
2pm on Sunday the 29th of November.

Let's just see how many can show up. Regardless of how many show up, I guess that it can be good "preparation for the next test meeting" or something like that.

143 Name: Andromeda : 2009-11-27 06:43 ID:UtGUP7MG

I'll come to the test meeting.

144 Name: Drowninginthedark : 2009-11-27 09:40 ID:jHFiylRR

I can't make it to the test meeting, but I would like to come to a future meeting. As you've probably realized I'm new to this thread but I am interested as I live in Hemel Hempstead, a town fairly near London.

If you don't mind me coming to a future meeting but not the test one, then I would appreciate it as I really do want to come to one.

If I am to come to one you'll probably need to know a bit about me:
I am female, 14 yrs old, 4ft 11, white, mid-length black hair and hazel eyes. I usually dress either in a rugby shirt and jeans or in a sort of gothic fashion.

I realize if the test run doesn't go too well there may not be future meetings but if there are I hope I would be welcome and I hope my age wouldn't be an issue as i don't have any issue with people there being older than me.

145 Name: Drowninginthedark : 2009-11-27 09:45 ID:jHFiylRR

I realize the risk of someone my age wanting to show up to a meeting, but it is a risk I am prepared to take

146 Name: ssspixiesss : 2009-11-27 10:21 ID:vUBoo/PU

>>145
Hey I Live quite near you! I'm in harrow, I like Hemel's shops ;) I also can't make the test one but really want to come to future meetings. I am a female and I'm 18 years old so it wouldn't look bad if you're with me! especially as I look closer to 12 lmao, but I also am not bothered by being with older people I often go out with people twice my age >.< And I think this will be really worth it :]

147 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-27 10:34 ID:30X0xa4H

>>144>>146
Well, regardless of whether the November 29th is successful or not, there could still be another test meeting on the 5th or 6th of December. (Of course, it would be better that the November 29th test meeting is successful - that way, there could be more preparation for the next test meeting.)

148 Name: Drowninginthedark : 2009-11-27 11:12 ID:USB6iJ8t

I will probably b able to make on of those, im getting a little bit scared about it though. It'll be the first time i've gone into by myself :/

149 Name: Drowninginthedark : 2009-11-27 11:12 ID:USB6iJ8t

I will probably b able to make on of those, im getting a little bit scared about it though. It'll be the first time i've gone into by myself :/

150 Name: Drowninginthedark : 2009-11-27 11:13 ID:USB6iJ8t

i dun know y that came up twice o.0

151 Name: Drowninginthedark : 2009-11-27 11:33 ID:USB6iJ8t

I've just spoken about this to my parents and they say they won't let me go. They said they dont want to spend all day with me just to make sure you are all who you say you are and not some gang of phycos who plan to murder me as soon you get me out of public view.
You probably can't imagine how horrible i feel right now
I doubt i'll ever get to go to meeting as that just terrible.
But i do suppose it's probably in the interest of my saftey, you all sound really nice but you never know who's on the other computer.

I am VERY VERY upset

152 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-27 11:50 ID:30X0xa4H

>>151
Well, perhaps you can go to one, when you are older.

153 Name: Eloise : 2009-11-27 12:02 ID:+p4y/uWo

I'm near London!! Bout half an hour away on the train!!

154 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-27 14:24 ID:zCznyDtK

>>151

Well, at least you know they care for you.

It's a shame that you wouldn't be able to come, as the more people there are, the safer it will be. The fact that this is being planned in a completely open space visible to anyone who looks shows that it's a bit less shady than, say, a forum where you have to register to see posts. If you REALLY wanted to go to a meeting, you could ask one of them to come with you. I'd personally be happy that a confirmed responsible adult would be present to overlook proceedings.

155 Name: 777-DemonicYoshi-888 : 2009-11-28 07:40 ID:fL1EY3yl

Awesomes!

I might be able to come tomorrow. I live pretty near London, so no troubles there. My parents might be a bit iffy, but still, I'll try and persuade them.

If I do manage to come, I'm the midget with the long blackish-brown hair, probably all in black clothes.

156 Name: Andromeda : 2009-11-28 14:03 ID:NrtMkymE

Are we bringing our sample work for the test meeting tomorrow?

157 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-28 14:22 ID:30X0xa4H

>>156
You can if you want - it is up to each person if they want to bring a sample of their work to share, right?

158 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-28 15:17 ID:30X0xa4H

159 Name: Allys : 2009-11-28 15:29 ID:zR41K1zU

Yep- Chelmsford. It's only 20 minutes away. A london meeting would be perfect.

160 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-28 15:51 ID:30X0xa4H

>>159
So, test meeting tomorrow (November 29th), at 2 Charlotte St.?

Here is the map again, in case people do not want to go look all the way up at >>118 for it:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2%20Charlotte%20St%2C%20London

161 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-28 16:45 ID:30X0xa4H

By the way, I think that to get the most out of a test meeting, I think that it would be good to have some way to keep contact with each other online after the meeting - I think that keeping a blog would be very good for this purpose, because it is open to everybody to see, making it an "open community." What do you people think?

162 Name: Count Army Leader. : 2009-11-28 17:01 ID:lXwrqzRj

This is an idea that I would participate in as well as the meetings. It depends on if you would really want to carry around some stuff like Yaoi or Hentai in your bag, I'd probably be blushing all the time sice I always seem to write Yaoi...
The front cover idea is great, I would find it really fun, even if in the end it would look like a colour explosion with a title... Yeah...

163 Name: Count Army Leader. : 2009-11-28 17:05 ID:lXwrqzRj

Woops, put it on the wrong thread... Meh...

Nyah, I missed the test meeting... How annoying. :[
Is their going to be another meeting soon? Since if it's at the weekend then I'm always free to go to them. I would love to go to one as well...

164 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-28 17:08 ID:30X0xa4H

>>163
Yes, at 2 PM on the 29th of November. If you can't make it so soon, there can always be another test meeting next week...

165 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-28 17:15 ID:30X0xa4H

>>163
By the way, you actually haven't missed it yet.

166 Name: Count Army Leader. : 2009-11-28 17:15 ID:lXwrqzRj

Okay :D

167 Name: Count Army Leader. : 2009-11-28 17:20 ID:lXwrqzRj

Yeah, but I'm going to miss it, since I have no money to actually get up to london later today.

168 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-28 17:48 ID:30X0xa4H

>>167
Well, I guess you can turn up to the test meeting next week, then...

169 Name: Count Army Leader. : 2009-11-28 17:52 ID:lXwrqzRj

More than likely, if I don't get too busy before then. Just wondering, where would it be?

170 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-28 17:54 ID:30X0xa4H

>>169
Most probably at the same location.

171 Name: Allys : 2009-11-28 17:56 ID:zR41K1zU

I should definately be able to come. Just have to hope that National Rail is up to scratch for a change.
Not sure if I'll be able to do the next one though...

172 Name: Andromeda : 2009-11-29 05:05 ID:NrtMkymE

Hey, I know I said that I would attend the test meeting today but I woke up with a sore throat this morning which is becoming a bit of a problem and I don't want to get any sicker than I already am. I'll probably see you guys next week.

Best of luck.

173 Name: 777-DemonicYoshi-888 : 2009-11-29 06:42 ID:fL1EY3yl

Hawt diggity dayum!

I forgot about this until now!

I don't know if I'll be able to make it... but if I do, yah. I'll probably bring a sign saying DemonicYoshi or something.

174 Name: 777-DemonicYoshi-888 : 2009-11-29 06:42 ID:fL1EY3yl

Hawt diggity dayum!

I forgot about this until now!

I don't know if I'll be able to make it... but if I do, yah. I'll probably bring a sign saying DemonicYoshi or something.

175 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-29 07:21 ID:DQWKm0LG

I'm sitting here now, and there doesn't seen to be anything. I'm reading Gurren Lagann and feeling a bit of an idiot...

176 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-29 08:53 ID:30X0xa4H

>>175
Well, if nobody shows up... then this makes me think that perhaps there could be a more effective way of doing this. Perhaps this could have been more effective if this section of the forum were more active, but as it is, it seems like people post here and then forget about it.

So, I think that it would be best to start creating an e-mail list, so that people can be reminded of the meeting before it happens... I think that we should have another test meeting, because this one was unsuccessful.

For the meeting that was supposed to happen today, here is the list of people who at one point said that they would go:

  1. Andromeda (sore throat)
  2. 777-DemonicYoshi-888 (who forgot)
  3. Allys (forgot?)
  4. Scourge of the galaxy (who was there alone)

Hopefully, the next test meeting will actually have people. Here is the list of possibilities:

  1. Allys (who might not be there)
  2. Andromeda
  3. 777-DemonicYoshi-888
  4. Scourge of the galaxy
  5. ssspixiesss
  6. Eloise (hopefully)
  7. x0Hannah0x
  8. enchantedsleeper (maybe)?
  9. Jommoj
  10. CellarDoor
  11. untamed4ever
  12. Beau
  13. Neoma
  14. Rosa Angelicus
  15. Wintertitan
  16. Xiaoqiaorocks
  17. TearThePetals
  18. Permanent Chaos
  19. Tokyo Girl 05
  20. arwenfairtinuviel
  21. Lin Waddell
  22. BloodTies
  23. Misty1986
  24. Mercedes92 (maybe)
  25. Erin

If the next test meeting is going to have any test meetings, I think that it would be necessary for people to continuously remind people about the meeting, somehow...

My first thought is through e-mail, or through the messages on fanfiction.net. I think that from now on, that it will be important for every person who is able to go, to receive reminders that there is, in fact, a test meeting in London.

I think that this is what needs to be done, for the test meeting of the 6th of December.

177 Name: Andromeda : 2009-11-29 09:38 ID:NrtMkymE

I feel really bad for not being able to go. I was really psyched about today, but I'm on my final week of Uni for this term and I have assignments to think about and I can't take any risks.

178 Name: Andromeda : 2009-11-29 09:39 ID:NrtMkymE

>>175 I'm so sorry!

179 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-29 09:55 ID:30X0xa4H

In fact, for the test meeting of December 6th, I will go ahead and remind everybody.

Here is the list of people who I am unable to remind, since I do not know who they are:

Allys
Andromeda
Eloise
CellarDoor
Btvsfifi

As for everyone else, I am able to remind them...

180 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-29 10:00 ID:30X0xa4H

>>178
By the way, I don't seem to recognize you from anywhere... who are you on fanfiction.net anyways?

181 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-29 10:06 ID:30X0xa4H

In actually, I do know who Allys is, so I am actually able to remind Allys too.

182 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-29 10:58 ID:30X0xa4H

Hmm... I just realized that Allys and 777-DemonicYoshi-888 are the same person - so it turns out that the only two people who said they would be able to go, did not make it.

183 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-29 11:49 ID:fR3aI+bA

Hey, everyone.

I'm sitting next to Allys now. She says that she is NOT 777-DemonicYoshi-888.

It flopped slightly today, but at least two people managed to meet up. And it wasn't bad, the meeting. The first connection is made! Now we just need to get more people to come along next meeting.

We CAN do this, as today has proved. We just need to set reminders for ourselves. Do it on your phone, do it on your PC, do it with a small rodent suddenly jumping up, biting you and saying "THE MEETING IS TODAY!" really loudly in your ear! I don't care, but we CAN DO THIS!

Sorry, went off on a ramble.

Come on, people! When shall we meet next? And in the case of Allys, when shall we meet again?

SOTG Out.

184 Name: Allys- Oo.ShatteredGlass.oO : 2009-11-29 12:00 ID:fR3aI+bA

Come people- pull yourselves together. CAn it really be that hard to make it to a cafe on a Sunday? If you really want to do this then you need to sort yourselves out and decide if your willing to make the commitment to the cause and take a little time out of your week to meet.
The fact that only two people cared enough to show up after the long list posted earlier today is shocking and we- we being scourgeofthegalaxy and myself- hope for better next time. Which, we hope, will be next Sunday, the 6th.

185 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-29 12:01 ID:30X0xa4H

>>183

> I'm sitting next to Allys now. She says that she is NOT 777-DemonicYoshi-888.

laughs at self
Well, that was quite a mistake... I tried creating a list of people who posted in this thread, and somehow, I managed to think that they had the same user account...

"When shall we meet next?"
Probably next week: the 5th or 6th of December, but preferably the 6th, since this makes the test meetings seem more like a regular event.

186 Name: Count Army Leader. : 2009-11-29 12:17 ID:lXwrqzRj

I might be able to make it on the 6th, but I might have to escape the house and go up to London without telling anyone... Pretend I'm going into town or something. If I gather up enough nerve to do this and look up what train I need to get onto, then I shall post later on in the week.
I really wish that I could of made it today, but I know that I wouldn't of been able to, due to a lack of funds...
The meeting on the sixth would be at caffe nero, right? Just checking in case I can go. What time would we meet? The same as the failed meeting?

187 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-29 12:27 ID:30X0xa4H

By the way, >>184 and >>183 (scourge of the galaxy and allys), I think that in order to keep the connection even after the meeting, and also to let other people know what is "going on," so to speak, I think that perhaps it would be good for each of you to perhaps have blogs, to exchange personal thoughts and also share thoughts with everyone, or something like that. I think that both offline and online communication is necessary, and I don't think this forum is enough for online communication... perhaps a blog is necessary...?

188 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-29 12:28 ID:30X0xa4H

>>186
Same time, at 2 PM, but I guess you can go there early if you wish.

189 Name: 777-DemonicYoshi-888 : 2009-11-29 12:32 ID:fL1EY3yl

Um, yeah, I'm not Allys...^^"

And I didn't manage to come because my parents dragged me out for a day trudging around shops ¬_¬

To tell the truth, I only found out about the meeting yesterday, so I didn't really have time to prepare.

I'll most likely be at the next one though.

190 Name: Count Army Leader. : 2009-11-29 12:34 ID:lXwrqzRj

Hmm... I would more than likely get there early if I can go. If I can, I'll more than likely be reading a book. Just wondering, how old are the people who might be going? If you don't mind telling.

191 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy/Allys : 2009-11-29 12:45 ID:fR3aI+bA

Allys only found out late last night about the meeting. And hey, she's sitting next to me.

No excuse, DemonicYoshi. But your parents are.

http://fanfiction-central.blogspot.com/

THIS is the blog we started. It's a joint blog, and will have meetings listed and all that jazz. --jazz hands--

Well, what are you waiting for? Get your asses over there ASAP!

It may be pretty empty, but it won't be for long!

SOTG/Allys

192 Name: 777-DemonicYoshi-888 : 2009-11-29 13:03 ID:fL1EY3yl

Umm... my parents are?

193 Name: 777-DemonicYoshi-888 : 2009-11-29 13:05 ID:fL1EY3yl

And I'm 13... which is annoying, because they haven't allowed me to go yet... I need to show them some of the safety threads and stuff to show how well it's been planned out.

194 Name: Count Army Leader. : 2009-11-29 13:09 ID:lXwrqzRj

I'm fourteen, and if I go, then I really want to be around someone nearish to my age...
If you can go, then I'll most likely be there, so it should be safe. I'm sure people who know about this site arn't really pedoes... If they are... Well... Damn.

195 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy/Allys : 2009-11-29 13:10 ID:H+GoKpY+

Your parents are an excuse. Sorry.

By all means, show them the safety threads. It's still in the testing stages, but we're getting there.

You can assure your parents that it's completely fine, and if need be, they can be in contact with an older attendee via phone.

PS. We aren't paedos. We're 17. It's bless, Guv'na.

196 Name: Xiaoqiaorocks : 2009-11-29 13:20 ID:AS/tW4wA

I'd love to attend one of these meetings, but it's parents that might stand in the way...
It's also because christmas is so near, everything is so busy. If it's a weekly thing then hopefully I'll have a free weekend soon. :)

197 Name: 777-DemonicYoshi-888 : 2009-11-29 13:28 ID:fL1EY3yl

Okay, I get it now ^^

Yeah, I've just shown them the threads and told them about the whole chaperone thing. They're still a little uneasy, but... hey, I might get there eventually.

198 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy/Allys : 2009-11-29 13:31 ID:fR3aI+bA

Progress is progress. Good luck!

If they want to talk to one of us (SOTG/Alyss) we're happy to, since we've made the connection, have met and seem to be organising all London meets now. >gulp< Pressure, much?

199 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-29 13:50 ID:30X0xa4H

>>198
Maybe, but I have had much more pressure on myself just trying to get a meeting to work anywhere... I guess it is most logical that it must start with London.

200 Name: Lin Waddell : 2009-11-29 18:24 ID:WHGmua8i

Hi all, sorry I've MIA for so much of this discussion but what can you do with no internet? Um, I'm up for meeting on the 6th, but I would like to know where I would have to go and when I should be there. Cause it be nice to meet all of you (well, at least some) and meet some fellow FanFic writers

201 Name: Andromeda : 2009-11-29 18:47 ID:NrtMkymE

>>180

Hey, I'm Lil'Andre, mostly a Yaoi writer. I also used to go by the name Celena, at the beginning of the threads, as its my actual name, but I changed it to my pen name, just this week.

202 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-30 00:40 ID:30X0xa4H

>>200
The exact location is: the top location of Caffe Nero at 2 Charlotte St, London:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2%20Charlotte%20St%2C%20London

Time: 2 PM

203 Name: Lin Waddell : 2009-11-30 02:02 ID:WHGmua8i

Kay, I'll be there then. Looking forward to meeting you all

204 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-11-30 13:49 ID:y+1Tk/uL

Hey everyone.

There's a blog made by myself and Allys to organise London meetings in the future. The link is in my name.

Hope to see you on Sunday.

205 Name: TearThePetals : 2009-12-01 03:33 ID:LCxaIJcx

I'll be there on sunday :)

206 Name: Andromeda : 2009-12-01 04:42 ID:5IUUupqq

Hey, yes, I will definitely be there on Sunday!

207 Name: 777-DemonicYoshi-888 : 2009-12-02 04:21 ID:ENExPy1L

WOOTS! They agreed! I'm coming!

208 Name: LawleyPop024 : 2009-12-02 05:22 ID:Xa++/kCQ

6th December? If I'm allowed (doubt it, but who knows), I'll see you all there!

209 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-12-02 14:23 ID:y+1Tk/uL

Hey people.

Just to remind you about the London meetup blog.

http://fanfiction-central.blogspot.com/

It has dates, comments, feedback on past meetings and perhaps more in the future.

210 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2009-12-03 16:18 ID:RoIB++mZ

Heeey, sorry I haven't been around! I'm afraid to say that I forgot to check back to this forum, especially during the past month when I've been wrapped up in NaNoWriMo! (Anyone else here ever done that?)

2pm on Sunday... hmm. Well I work on Sundays until 1pm and then lunch usually lasts until 2:30, plus the train ride... How long do you guys think you'll stay there for? Because it'd be no good if I turned up and you were just leaving xD Plus I've also been invited to a Thank God It's Over party for NaNo at - would you believe it - Caffe Nero in Chelmsford XD But I don't know how many people are going to that, and how many of them I'll know, so it's not a definite engagement.

There's also the question of my parents letting me go off to London to meet up with a group of strangers... even though I AM 18, they're really weird about internet stuff. XP

All in all, I'll let you know ;)

211 Name: untamed4ever : 2009-12-04 14:56 ID:upljOSbE

Hey i have been quite busy so haven't been able to keep up with this but i will try and get there on Sunday dunno how it'll go though, money's a bit tight but i'll try :)

212 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2009-12-05 15:47 ID:RoIB++mZ

I think it'll have to be a 'no' for me on Sunday, because Sunday lunch is our Family Meal and I can't miss it, but by the time I've finished that AND got to London, it won't really be worth it no matter how long the meeting lasts for. Is there any chance of there being a meeting that's not at the weekend, say during the Christmas holidays? That would be a lot more do-able for me personally.

213 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-12-05 17:42 ID:E2gXNn2O

It's possible. I'll bring it up tomorrow.

214 Name: Flinch-Hayward : 2009-12-06 02:16 ID:4IIaEv7z

Despite prior engagements and the fact it's bucketing down outside, I'm still going to try to get there. Might be a few minutes late, though, because of trains.

You'll know me, I'll be wearing a Torchwood badge. =D

See you guys later. =3

215 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-12-06 04:57 ID:E2gXNn2O

It's not raining...it's sunny. I'm half temptedto g out in only shorts and a T-shirt.

See you all soon!

216 Name: Andromeda : 2009-12-06 15:47 ID:BD8/keAe

Great meeting today! It was a good success! I loved meeting you guys today!

217 Name: Lin Waddell : 2009-12-06 16:31 ID:sVw2K95B

What a blast! It was such great fun to meet others that enjoy writing FanFics. Looking forward to meeting you all again and many more the next time around.

218 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-12-06 19:02 ID:E2gXNn2O

It sure was fun seeing you all. Same time next week?

For anyone who didn't go, a summary of what we talked about can be found at:

http://fanfiction-central.blogspot.com

The details for next week will be posted soon.

219 Name: Andromeda : 2009-12-07 07:17 ID:E02Hu26O

I think that I will forever love the fact that you guys sat in each other's company for half an hour without realising it. See ya next time!!!!

^__^

220 Name: Anonymous : 2009-12-07 14:09 ID:30X0xa4H

So, among the people who went to the London meeting on the 6th of December, how many could draw? I know that Allys can draw, and that Lin Waddell has some interest in drawing, but is there anyone else?

221 Name: Andromeda : 2009-12-07 16:32 ID:BD8/keAe

I don't have a particular passion for drawing, I love seeing art, watching it come to life and everything, but I'm not particularly partial to creating it myself.

222 Name: TearThePetals : 2009-12-08 02:19 ID:3N4dQgQo

I can't draw... well I can, in theory but nothing ever looks how it's supposed to. But I do like to look at art :)
See you all next week.

223 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-12-08 04:54 ID:4kH0HYuO

The new blog post with location will be up tonight.

224 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-12-08 04:54 ID:4kH0HYuO

The new blog post with location will be up tonight.

225 Name: Lin Waddell : 2009-12-08 06:55 ID:sVw2K95B

Interest is a nice way to put it. I actually considered doing fine art in University, but decided I like being able to persue my art my own way rather being lectured by a professor on what is good art or bad art. I'm getting better at drawing people but the fantasy stuff will always be miles easier for me to do.
And as some asked me the other day, I do in fact draw scenes from my fanfiction and use them to sort of...motivate me a little bit more with the visual aide. Also, it helps put things in perspective :P.

226 Name: Flinch-Hayward : 2009-12-08 10:49 ID:4IIaEv7z

I can sort of draw. Sometimes.

227 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-12-08 15:26 ID:kAbhuE2P

New blog post up!!!

Direct link above!

228 Name: Crukix : 2009-12-09 13:08 ID:z/dTYU+f

I'll be able to make it to the meeting on the 13th, I'm finally back home for christmas. So yeah, should almost definitely be able to make it, though I probably will be a little late, my sense of direction is worse than that of a headless chicken.

229 Name: Lin Waddell : 2009-12-09 14:00 ID:sVw2K95B

I'll be able to make this next one but I won't be able to make any others until after the 10th of January. Reason being? I'm going home for the holidays on the 17th of December and I won't be back until the 10th of Jan.

>>227
The teacher thing really does suck, since it can really put people off of drawing. I was just too stubborn to give it up :P.

Art classes during the meetings, huh? Hmm, it might work and it certainly would keep us from drifting off into awkward silences again. I guess we can bring it up the next meeting.

Hey, its cool. Not everyone has the time to fit everything that they want to do into their scheadule. Sides, its not suppose to be work; suppose to be just for kicks and giggles, right? :P

230 Name: Andromeda : 2009-12-09 16:12 ID:GjkU6A9Q

>>230

Yeah, I know it's supposed to be all fun but until I've sorted out my schedule, everything is work to me. Sucks to be me.

Oh yeah, that's a point, I'm going to be out of the country from the 23th of Dec to the 10th of Jan.

>>229

Go to http://fanfiction-central.blogspot.com/ it has pretty clear instructions on how to get there.

The easiest would be coming out of Goodge Street Station, turn right (towards Tottenham Court Road Station) walk down four blocks until you've reached Percy Street and turn right, to the end of the road, Charlotte Street.

See you guys on Sunday, hopefully.

231 Name: Anonymous : 2009-12-09 16:34 ID:30X0xa4H

By the way, to make the next meetings bigger, perhaps we can all try to drag friends along? Perhaps at these meetings, they could become more interested in fanfiction...

232 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-12-10 10:45 ID:4kH0HYuO

Hey.

If anyone knows a bigger meeting place, can you tell me in an email via FF.net or scourgeofthegalaxy@gmail.com? We're going to need the space for the winter months. When we start getting warmer weather in Spring, we can start meeting in parks or something.

233 Name: Anonymous : 2009-12-10 10:47 ID:30X0xa4H

>>233
Alternatively, one could also comment on the blog, right?

234 Name: Me, Myself and I : 2009-12-10 12:10 ID:Yoh0y0Da

Hello! I'd be interested in coming to a meeting, but my parents probably won't let me go...

Anyway, I'll ask.

235 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2009-12-10 13:01 ID:ITxD5K4t

So, this is a little rude - jumping in here.
But, a London meet up...?

Is it possible for me to pop along, it'd be brillant to meet some other people with the same interest in the area. I knew you all had to be out there somewhere!

I don't want to be some disturbing party crasher...

236 Name: Crukix : 2009-12-10 13:25 ID:To+utCvV

Oh, and another thing - probably a question that's come up quite a bit; what age range is everyone in? I don't wanna be the only one there that's around 19...

237 Name: Andromeda : 2009-12-10 16:35 ID:2hnuPjsr

>>236 Come along, we would love to have you!!!

>>237 I think that the youngest that we have, that have actually met, is 17... the oldest is like 24, I'm not sure. I'm 22, so I could easily be the oldest in the group or the second oldest (I'm not sure how old Lin Waddell is...)

>>230 No offence intended, if you are actually younger than me blush

238 Name: Andromeda : 2009-12-10 16:40 ID:2hnuPjsr

>>233

I have mentioned that there is a place that is close to Goodge Street Station that may work, I will let you know, and it won't be that big a transiction from Charlotte Street to Tottenham Court Road, if it is a place to go to.

239 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2009-12-10 17:33 ID:ITxD5K4t

>>238

Good to know :) Should I bring anything with me?

>>237

I'm 19 too, so no worries.

240 Name: Anonymous : 2009-12-11 00:57 ID:30X0xa4H

>>240
"Should I bring anything with me?"
If you want - perhaps you could get them interested in fanfiction this way, if they are not already.

241 Name: Lin Waddell : 2009-12-11 04:18 ID:tYkMBHvG

>>240
If you want, you can bring some of the work that you've done or you could just come as you are. I'm bring a sketchbook but that is because of the art discussion I had with Yoshino and other on this forum. But yeah, just generally bring your enthusiam for writing and the desire to have a good time chatting away about.....well, we covered pretty everything last time. :P

>>238
Don't sweat it, Andromeda. I am younger than but only by a year, so there isn't that much difference :P

242 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2009-12-11 07:00 ID:VOYFIw5w

>>242
Great, sounds like you guys already had a lot of fun!

243 Name: Anonymous : 2009-12-11 11:32 ID:30X0xa4H

By the way, to the people who went to last week's meeting, I want to ask you all, what do you people think of the idea of starting some kind of personal blog specifically to talk about your fanfiction, as well as your experiences at the meetings? Websites like fanfiction.net and DeviantART are good and all, but I do not think that they are enough for these meetings. I have assembled a list of 14 reasons why I think that it would be good for people who go to these meetings to start a personal blog about your fanfiction:

  1. It is more personalized, so it gives you your own personal profile, which is important because you go to these meetings as individuals.
  2. It can connect you to others at the meetings more and can really break down barriers.
  3. It gives you more ability to interact with others in a community - the existing websites are nice, but they are limited in their interactivity.
  4. People can get to know you better and talk to you after the meeting - which is very important if any meaningful community is going to result from these meetings.
  5. Since you can make connections more easily, and since it is easily accessible, there can be more inter-fandom communication through blogs, which is very important for these meetings.
  6. You can link to others (particularly, the blogs of other people who also go to the meetings) in a way that is not limited to just others on the same website.
  7. It reminds the others who go to these meetings that you exist, even after the meeting, so that the other people at the meeting do not just forget about you.
  8. It gives more freedom to say your own personal thoughts, and is not restricted to just posting fiction. After all, it is your own personal journal.
  9. You can also put forward your own personal opinion with a blog.
  10. You are more able to examine and explain your previous work.
  11. You can keep track of your progress as an artist/writer through your blog.
  12. You can teach others through your blog - people who meet you at the meeting might want to learn more from you.
  13. If people who went to the meetings blog about their experiences at the meeting, then it could be a good way for people who did not go to the meetings to learn more about them.
  14. It is free and easy to start a blog, and it can be quite fun, so it is worth a shot.

What do you people think of the idea of starting some kind of personal blog?

244 Name: Anonymous : 2009-12-11 11:53 ID:30X0xa4H

I guess that my previous message was quite long, so not everybody will want to read it, but to summarize my above message:

I think that it would be good for everybody who went to these meetings to start some kind of personal blog about their fanfiction, so that we can get to know each other better after the meetings, and also to let those who did not go to these meetings know more about these meetings and who we are. It is easy and free to start a personal blog, so there really is no reason not to. What do you people think?

245 Name: Dreamer : 2009-12-11 13:03 ID:MDAafkVU

Sounds like a good idea. Would be much easier than handing an web address that will definetly get lost.

246 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2009-12-11 13:11 ID:Lwycotni

>>245

I suggest Livejournal.
There are a lot of communities for fan-works as well as personal blogs. You can have a public blog or friends-only.

Maybe we could set up a community for the London group of fanbbs.
Once you get to grips with the way it works you can leave comments, have discussions etc etc.

247 Name: Andromeda : 2009-12-11 13:26 ID:2hnuPjsr

I'm a little ignorant on this subject but isn't that what Allys and Scourge did with http://fanfiction-central.blogspot.com/

Dunno...

248 Name: RoyalBin : 2009-12-11 13:57 ID:nLF1KNCC

well, hey, im a little late joining in here, but better late than never...

firstly, im near london, just for the record. So next time theres a meeting, i might be able to make it...

and secondly, blogging sounds like an awesome idea :P

249 Name: Anonymous : 2009-12-11 13:58 ID:30X0xa4H

>>248
Nope, that blog is for posting information about the meetings. I was talking about each of us having a fanfiction blog to talk about our own fanfiction, so that we can get to know each other better, even after the meeting...

250 Name: Anonymous : 2009-12-11 13:59 ID:30X0xa4H

>>249
Information about the meetings could be found here:
http://fanfiction-central.blogspot.com/

251 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-12-11 15:15 ID:E2gXNn2O

OK, basically...

http://www.fanfiction-central.blogspot.com

THIS IS FOR LONDON MEETUPS AND ARRANGEMENT ONLY!!!

http://******.blogspot.com

Your own blog for your fanfiction, any art you might have done with it, a breif summary of your fandom and so on. It's a way of making your fanfiction easier to access.

BLogspot is free to sign up to. I hope to see.... I dunno, business cards, in future meetings.

252 Name: Anonymous : 2009-12-11 16:11 ID:30X0xa4H

>>252
There are also other popular blogging websites like Wordpress and LiveJournal too.

253 Name: iLULALOT : 2009-12-12 15:08 ID:dtIb9/GN

Aaaah, I'd love to come to one of the meetings DDD: I really wanna go but I'm stuck at home. I'll bookmark the blog just in case I can sometime :)

254 Name: Anonymous : 2009-12-13 09:22 ID:6mXV5INP

Okay, I've made a point that I'm not the brightest lightbulb in the packet and I do need help with this Blog idea.

I had LJ but I didn't quite know how to make the most of it.

Could one of you help me find a blog that could be easy but fun to use. I do enjoy making changes and exploring options but I suck when it comes to anything that I don't understand straight away or anything that takes too long.

255 Name: Me, Myself and I : 2009-12-13 09:50 ID:Yoh0y0Da

TypePad, it's really easy to use, you'll soon get the hang of it.

256 Name: Anonymous : 2009-12-13 10:32 ID:6mXV5INP

>>256 It looks brilliant. Thanks. I'm going to have fun on that, once I get my laptop back!

257 Name: Anonymous : 2009-12-13 11:11 ID:30X0xa4H

By the way, once one makes a blog, perhaps one could let everybody here know about it by posting a link to it in this thread?

258 Name: Anonymous : 2009-12-13 12:42 ID:30X0xa4H

So, has anyone at the meeting started a blog yet? If so, perhaps each of us should post a link to the blog in this thread...

259 Name: Rayokarna : 2009-12-13 13:56 ID:fi7YGNzh

Hmm, I just stumbled upon this now. As common traveller around london this is excellent. Count me in the next meeting.

260 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2009-12-15 12:27 ID:65Paa/jN

Overly late reply!
Fun meeting guys.
Nice to meet you all, see you at the next one :)

261 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-12-18 08:00 ID:VFWRf/N1

262 Name: Rayokarna : 2009-12-18 14:26 ID:fi7YGNzh

I'll be there.

263 Name: Count Army Leader. : 2009-12-20 19:20 ID:lXwrqzRj

Cross fingers it won't be as snowy down here next week, as it was yesterday, then I might actually be able to get to one of these meetings, which I could of if not for the fact that the snow is gay and icy. Damn the weather! D:

264 Name: ToxicRainfall : 2009-12-20 20:38 ID:Q2qWu4Gm

Wow, I wouldlove to come to one of these meetings one day...Though I am shy as hell... But it looks fun. I might try and make it for the next one ^.^

265 Name: Anonymous : 2009-12-23 15:17 ID:T9hS7Z87

Hwai.

I live near london, it's easy as hell for me to get to. As for a next meeting? Hellz yeah, as long as there's no weather hindrance on the public transport, or something stupid, i'd totally make it. I'm also really shy, but this sounds awesum.

266 Name: Rayokarna : 2009-12-24 12:49 ID:z4KGNO6m

Well, that las meeting had 5 of us (and I had to leave early). But it seems the next one might not be until after Xmas depending on SotG's time table. We'll see tho.

267 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-12-24 17:59 ID:+KgVYEq2

Hey guys, Happy Jesus Day.

There will NOT be a meeting on Sunday the 27th December, to allow people to do christmassy family stuff-y things.

However, are there any objections to a meeting in the week? How does Wednesday sound to people?

268 Name: Rayokarna : 2009-12-25 07:53 ID:z4KGNO6m

I'll be up for it.

269 Name: TearThePetals : 2009-12-25 16:11 ID:L1TjsAku

Cool

270 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2009-12-25 18:37 ID:7/iKI6Wa

Safe Scourage!
The week sounds good.

271 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-12-25 18:43 ID:+KgVYEq2

Wow, Scourage sounds awesome. Scourge + Courage = Scourage.

Lol.

Anyone got a problem? If there's enough people saying they can go, I'll put a blog post up with the location, which thanks to Oo.ShatteredGlass.oO (Or Allys, to those that attend out meetings) is different. I owe her a packet of Hobnobs for that.

272 Name: Count Army Leader. : 2009-12-26 14:15 ID:lXwrqzRj

I might be able to go, since I can escape the house without question on Wednesday! Yay! Hopefully I'll wake up on time.

273 Name: Count Army Leader. : 2009-12-26 14:18 ID:lXwrqzRj

I might be able to go, since I can escape the house without question on Wednesday! Yay! Hopefully I'll wake up on time.

274 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2009-12-26 18:04 ID:9Q3HRx8W

>>272

That's what happens when you decide to type at 1am, half cut. Sorry.

275 Name: Rayokarna : 2009-12-26 19:29 ID:z4KGNO6m

I'll be around for that time. Just waiting for the Blog update.

276 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-12-26 19:40 ID:+KgVYEq2

I need to confirm a few other things. It should be up tomorrow. (Sunday)

277 Name: Anonymous : 2009-12-27 16:30 ID:rRp7oXz9

Is the meeting place the "Starbucks on New Oxford Street"?

278 Name: TV Geek : 2009-12-27 17:26 ID:JFXqwWBb

I don't know if my last attempt at posting something here was successful or not because I'm technologically almost illiterate, so I'll try this again (sorry if I'm bugging people). I was told about this by Yoshino In The Moonlight over on Fanfiction.net. It sounds very cool what's going on here, fanficcers meeting up. I've been into the world of fanfic for years now and I'd love the chance to meet some people who also get it. However, I don't want to crash anyone's party. So, if it's okay with you lot, I'd like the chance to get to know some or all of you.
The nearest Tube station to me is Barking on the District Line, so it might be a bit of a trek to get into Central London but it's definitely possible for me and I'm 19 years old, so hopefully no age restrictions should apply to me anymore.
I'll be watching this thread but if anyone wants to contact me you should be able to get to my fanfiction.net page via the link I'll attempt to do.

279 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2009-12-28 16:45 ID:3FhAuDsp

Hello again! A meeting on Wednesday sounds like quite a possibility for me, but I'll need specific details about time and place (and a map of the place if you can manage one =D). I'll keep checking the blog.

280 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-12-29 05:14 ID:45YPwxj7

Hey everyone!

Sorry it's so late, but the new blog post is up, map included.

http://fanfiction-central.blogspot.com

I look forward to seeing everyone there.

>>280 Thank you for saying you'd keep checking the blog. It reminded me how much people are relying on me for information. It certainly got me out of bed and on the laptop. Good job that... person!!

281 Name: Count Army Leader. : 2009-12-29 09:54 ID:lXwrqzRj

Welp, that was certainly a kick in the arse, made me realise that it's tomorrow... I'm getting freaked out... Oh god.

282 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2009-12-29 11:03 ID:A/vFmBy6

Yay, Starbucks this time.
This makes me beyond happy.

283 Name: Count Army Leader. : 2009-12-29 11:18 ID:lXwrqzRj

Okay, I'll be wearing light green jeans and a stripy black and grey jumper with a guinness shirt underneath. I'll also be looking extremely nervous. Oh yeah, I'm fourteen, I hope that's not a problem :3

284 Name: Rayokarna : 2009-12-29 11:26 ID:z4KGNO6m

I'm the black guy there. Don't make my looks fool you, I just turn 19 -_-

285 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2009-12-29 14:22 ID:ZcH2FrU7

Since everyone seems to be describing looks, I'm the girl with all the metal in her face.
Come say hi, I'll be chugging coffee.

286 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2009-12-29 15:42 ID:Yt6CeLWW

Camden Town? AWESOME. Maybe I'll hit the market on the way to you. That's of course providing one of my parents can run me to the station, which I hope they can; unfortunately they're in bed so I can't ask right now XD I've been painting all day so I've only just this minute turned on my laptop (highly unusual for me)... but I already cleared with them the idea of going to somewhere in London for an unspecified gathering, so hopefully it'll be all right XD Need to figure out which Underground line to take too...

If I am there, I'll be the girl with the long brown hair wearing... hmmm, I'm still thinking about that one, but probably something colourful involving beads and/or scarves. =D

287 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2009-12-29 16:14 ID:W1uwqDMg

We're not in Camden Town. We're at Tottenham Court Road. However, a meet can always be arranged for Camden during the warmer months, as it'd make the market more bearable.

288 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2009-12-30 04:57 ID:Yt6CeLWW

Ah yes, I see now that Google Maps was misleading me xD Don't worry, I won't get off at the wrong stop. A meeting in Camden would be brilliant if we could find somewhere to base ourselves around. I'll have to do a 'reconnaissance' trip up there, what a shame... x3

Hope to see you all in a couple of hours!

289 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-01 16:07 ID:nqrrr2uD

290 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-01-01 17:55 ID:Yt6CeLWW

Commented yo' ass!

So who's coming to this one, huh? :3 Hopefully at least all of the people from Wednesday... and maybe more? Hm? :D

291 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-01 19:13 ID:nqrrr2uD

Well I know I'm going to this. Gonna play soem DJ Max Technika from before hand tho.

292 Name: TearThePetals : 2010-01-02 05:36 ID:T/HJD9T9

Will be there :)

293 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-01-02 09:15 ID:nLuv47Z3

>>290 Thanks for putting the link up. Glad someone checks it without a prompt from me.

So, I look forward to seeing everyone there.

294 Name: TV Geek : 2010-01-02 15:54 ID:JFXqwWBb

Way late for posting, I know, but I'll be there too. With Lostprophets T-shirt and everything.

295 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-02 16:20 ID:I/h1Dt08

See you boys and girls tomorrow. I have some ideas brewing.

296 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-02 16:49 ID:I/h1Dt08

Also - this is the master blog list http://fanbbsbloglist.livejournal.com/ feel free to suggest any alterations or demand your name on it tomorrow.

297 Name: Rowanxxx : 2010-01-04 13:32 ID:aAgfrQto

Okies right i have tried to read through thread as much as possible but am getting really confused. I live in the Canterbury area but am easily able to travel to London and would love to join a meeting.
However don't understand has there been a test meeting yet?
If so how did it go?
Where was it?
Did you have a big meeting in December?
Are you going to have a meeting soon?
If so where when?
Please help a lost fanfic Author who wants to join the fun

298 Name: Rowanxxx : 2010-01-04 13:37 ID:aAgfrQto

Ok now i feel stupid just found the blod spot /blushes/
I soo can't believe I just missed a meeting as I only found this website today!
So now I understand most of my questions XD
But how many peeps have been turning up it sounds good¬
Still want to no when the next meet is planned tho!

299 Name: Rowanxxx : 2010-01-04 13:39 ID:aAgfrQto

correction I'm a bigger idiot than i thought I meant to say blog

300 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-04 14:23 ID:AuTjtQMN

>>299

Hey there.
The meetings are varying in size due to the holidays but at the moment I would say it was between 6 - 8 people each week, and we're all awesome :), especially me.

Next meeting will be Sunday at 3, (this is 95% sure) the blog is mostly a formality, and will be at Starbucks on New Oxford St.
If you manage to make it to the next meeting we may be going on a bit of a field trip to Forbidden Planet and off to Pizza Hut in the evening!

Hope to see you there. If you have any more questions, ask away!

301 Name: juanafever : 2010-01-04 17:12 ID:pOxzmeHt

I am new here and can't believe I just missed a meeting. When is the next one? and by the way how old is everyone? I have a feeling I might be the oldest on this site (25). Anyone over 20? anyway I love fan-fiction and enjoy writing and hope I will be able to go to next meeting. x

302 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-01-04 17:20 ID:Yt6CeLWW

>>301

The blog is a useful formality, though! :D

Might we be going to Troc as well? I wanna play some DDR!

>>302

Most of us from the meetings are around 17-19. Personally, I haven't met anyone who's over 20 but I was only at the last two meetings, so there might be.

Oh, and the next meeting is on Sunday 10th Jan. They take place pretty much every Sunday.

303 Name: juanafever : 2010-01-04 17:45 ID:pOxzmeHt

I need to check if I can make it this sunday... Hopefully. If not then the next one for sure. Already can't wait. Is there a place for a meeting set or does it change everytime?

304 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-05 00:05 ID:nqrrr2uD

Look Enchanted, it's gonna be Pump it Up trust me, you will make the move LOL!

305 Name: Rowanxxx : 2010-01-05 01:10 ID:aAgfrQto

Hey thanks post 301 for the help :)
I really do hope I can make it to the next meeting as i'm looking forward to meeting like minded people.
I also think in reply to post 302 even though I also have never been before I don't think it will really matter what age you are.
Looking forwards to metting everyone ... can't wait til sunday :)

306 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-05 03:36 ID:nJNllOV8

>>302

Age is no matter! The more the merrier.

307 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-05 05:05 ID:z+TYJOqY

Right, if anything. Make sure if your attending to this meeting you have money for Pizza Hut and Trocadero!

308 Name: Rowanxxx : 2010-01-05 06:00 ID:SPSVJfRf

Trocadero?

309 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-05 06:50 ID:z+TYJOqY

London Arcade

310 Name: Rowanxxx : 2010-01-05 10:00 ID:aAgfrQto

Ah ok thanks for clearing that up.
Should be fun not sure how much monies i'll have tho as I have to pay for train fare to get to London :(

311 Name: TV Geek : 2010-01-05 11:13 ID:JFXqwWBb

Wow, more people, field trip and fanfiction with a possibility of Pizza Hut and chocolate. Be still my beating heart. Well... not too still. Can't wait till Sunday!

312 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-05 12:35 ID:AuTjtQMN

>>311

Hey, don't worry, we don't usually have field trips haha. We can make sure next week is a cheap one?

>>312

Aaaaah I know! Be still my beating heart, indeed!

313 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-05 14:16 ID:nqrrr2uD

TV Geek, I'll treat you to chocolate myself :D. (Push aside the suggested innuendo, it's not intentional.)

314 Name: christinesangel100 : 2010-01-05 14:26 ID:f8q1zPX9

Will there be another meeting in London at any point?
I'd love to go to one.

315 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-05 14:31 ID:AuTjtQMN

>>314

I "lol'd" so hard.

>>315

They tend to be every weekend, so keep looking at the blog, and come along some time.

316 Name: Imamyrose : 2010-01-05 14:33 ID:YmmRpFFE

I Live Near london....only get to london through about 3 trains. but i will try to go to at least one!

317 Name: SM47 : 2010-01-05 15:16 ID:LVSBwaF5

Hey!
I'm new and a bit younger but would love to go to a gathering! Is that ok?
Will the next one be posted on the blog website?
Can't wait :)

318 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-05 15:34 ID:AuTjtQMN

>>318

The more the merrier.

Rayokarna should be posting details here for everyone before the blog is updated. So keep an eye out!

319 Name: SM47 : 2010-01-05 15:44 ID:LVSBwaF5

Thanks, will do!

320 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-05 15:53 ID:nqrrr2uD

Right details to the next meeting (SotG can varify and change this if he needs to):

Date: 10/01/10 (That is this Sunday)
Meet Up Location: Starbucks Cafe
Where it is:
Tottenham Court Road, New Oxford Street.
Nearest Station: Tottenham Court Road Station (Central and Northern Line)
Time: 3pm, we will be leaving for Forbbiden Planet at around 3:45pm from Starbucks.

What the meeting will involve:

Field Trip to..

Forbbiden Planet West End (A Comic and Manga hobby shop specilist)
London Trocadero (A Games arcade with everything from Dance Dance Revolution to Time Crisis 4)
Pizza Hut Lecester Square

Make sure you bring money if you want to be able to do anything.

A map to where everything is will be in the next blog post.

Information for the meeting after this will be relased at the end of this one. If you need anymore informtion, you can get in touch with Holden Caulfield or Scourge of the Galaxy. If both of those fail, you can contact me through my FF.net account sicne it has my e-mail address there.

321 Name: juanafever : 2010-01-05 16:25 ID:pOxzmeHt

Sounds great. Couldn't get anyone to swap with me so unfortunately I will not be joining the fun. I hate people that first say one thing and later change their minds, but you find out about it from a third party! I really hoped to go this time. But I know I will be free the Sunday after so there is still hope for me.

322 Name: Rowanxxx : 2010-01-06 01:14 ID:aAgfrQto

/sigh/ This all sounds soo great
But my mum grounded me because I have exams next week
17 and grounded ...
Hopefully I should be ungrounded by the next meeting but still i miss all the fun things u guys are doing and as previous commented u said that u don't do field trips often.

323 Name: TV Geek : 2010-01-06 11:27 ID:JFXqwWBb

This sounds so awesome, but I don't know how much money would be enough. At a stretch (and I mean a stretch) I can get about £30.00 excluding travel. Please tell me that'll cover it.

Oh, and I might just take you up on that offer of chocolate Rayokarna.

324 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-06 12:14 ID:AuTjtQMN

>>322

No worries, just show up the next Sunday you're free and we'll welcome you.

>>323

Don't worry about it! We are in the process of planning more trips and days out, so you wont miss out altogether.

>>324

I reckon that'd be more than enough. £5 in bucks if you get a drink £10 in pizza hut and then £15 for spending in Forbidden Planet.

325 Name: Anonymous : 2010-01-06 12:30 ID:cvbduFfn

Has anyone here started thinking about promoting these meetings on LiveJournal? Perhaps we could have more people coming to these meetings if people were able to hear about it on other websites, and not just fanbbs.net.

326 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-08 15:04 ID:jS5JL64l

Alright guys, just to remind you all. The meeting for this Sunday is still going on. The details are in post 321. Hope to see you there!

327 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-01-08 15:55 ID:BuBCo/b/

Hey people!

New blog post up!

Sorry, Rayokarna, I didn't realse you'd said Trocadero as well. I'll add the details now.

http://fanfiction-central.blogspot.com/2010/01/field-trip-sunday-10th-january.html

See you there people!

328 Name: TV Geek : 2010-01-09 11:18 ID:JFXqwWBb

This will be fun and expensive, I'm filled with joyful anticipation and inward groans over financial pain to come.

W00t! Let's go!

329 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-01-10 07:08 ID:Yt6CeLWW

:D Seeeee you theeeeere~

330 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-10 16:59 ID:6mBN7L1f

Trasmission Begin

Right, after a fun day out and a good meal the Neo-Writters London have another message.

Right, now the next meeting will be at the same location.

Time: 3pm (15:00)
Date: 17/01/10 (Next Sunday)
Place: Starbucks Cafe
New Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road
Nearest Station: Tottenham Court Road (Northen and Central Lines)

SotG blog will be up later on this week. Check the blog site: http://fanfiction-central.blogspot.com/ For information and contact details if your intrested in coming.

Transmission End

331 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-01-11 12:34 ID:Yt6CeLWW

Transmission received :3

332 Name: TV Geek : 2010-01-11 12:43 ID:JFXqwWBb

Does transmission reception = +Reps?

... How many did I just lose then?

Ok, 'Twas lots of fun yesterday, can't wait for next week, see you then.

Oh, and if any new people want to come along, descriptions would help in identification, but we can get to that later in the week I suppose.

333 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-11 16:02 ID:2nLUa8eF

Good times, I shall maybe stay for a whole one for once, eh?

In reply to TV Geek's suggestion - if you don't think your description is going to cut it, get on to me from the links at http://fanfiction-central.blogspot.com and send me an e-mail, I can round you all up.

334 Name: TearThePetals : 2010-01-11 16:07 ID:1BlTRpzu

Cool cool. And no you do not gain rep points!

335 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-01-11 16:58 ID:Yt6CeLWW

At the first meeting I went to, I kind of wished you guys could be holding up a sign saying 'FANFIC MEETING HERE' or something because I was afraid of going up to the wrong people xD I mean I know you all described yourselves but descriptions only go so far (and my paranoia goes a lot further :P)

336 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-11 17:04 ID:2nLUa8eF

>>336

This is why I reckon people should just contact me from my details on the website. I'll happily stand outside rounding up strays for a while :)

337 Name: RG : 2010-01-13 10:49 ID:uqbGiQLU

I'd really like to attend one of these meetings :).

I just wanted to know if you guys enforce some sort of age limit, or are all ages welcome?
Also, on the safety side. How can I be sure that I'm meeting up with trustworthy people? I'm not saying that you guys are untrsutworthy! But you know how the internet is these days.

338 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-13 10:59 ID:2nLUa8eF

>>338

No age limit, feel free to contact me via my details on the website:
http://fanfiction-central.blogspot.com

I'm happy to fill you with trust that none of us are crazy!

339 Name: stripeysocksrule : 2010-01-13 15:11 ID:1pX+x4UC

i live near london, but whats the location? first timer lol.

340 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-13 15:35 ID:2nLUa8eF

>>340

All information regarding meet ups can be found here: http://fanfiction-central.blogspot.com

We tend to be meeting up at Starbucks at the moment.

341 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-16 07:16 ID:2nLUa8eF

Right, for some unknown reason the blog has not been updated this week (tut tut Scourge), apologies to all who were going to use it for details of the meet up.

Here are the details for you now:

Time: 3pm (15:00)
Date: 17/01/10 (Sunday)
Place: Starbucks Cafe
New Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road, WC1A 1HH
Nearest Station: Tottenham Court Road (Northen and Central Lines)

I recommend you have a look for direction on Google Maps, but just make sure you head uptowrds center point, and past the Dominion Theatre, and it's next to Dorothy Perkins; Google Maps will explain this better than I can.

For all those who wish to have worries put at rest my (Holden Caulfield) contact details for MSN are on the blog website, add me and we can have a chat. I am willing to come pick up strays!

Hope to see you all tomorrow.

342 Name: inkypinkyanna : 2010-01-16 10:42 ID:/BUvUzYP

okay, that sounds alright...but what do u guys look like?
i have a green stripe in my hair, and if i go i'll wear a pink trench coat...

343 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-16 10:53 ID:4zwsNlHh

I'll probably be the only black person in there lol. I'll have my laptop.

Holden has one nose piercing and ony lip piercing almost jet black hair.

Scourge will have long hair and he has glasses.

344 Name: TV Geek : 2010-01-16 11:56 ID:JFXqwWBb

I have really long frizzy/wavy hair that goes down to my waist, if that helps, and glasses. I'll have paper, pens and a bag with a shiny skull on it as well. I don't know what I'll be wearing, so I can't help there. Oh, and hair colour is brown. I'll try and wear my Lostprophets hoodie if that helps, but you really need to be able to read it to make sense of it.

Ok, the bag is probably the most memorable thing about me, shiny sparkling skull. I think it's smiling, but feel free to argue the point. I'll probably be there much earlier than 3:00 so if anyone wants to be early, look out for me, I'll try and secure a group area, but it's notoriously tricky in that place.

Don't be afraid to walk up and say hi, I know I'll be looking out for a pink trench coat at any rate, see you there, everyone, even if I don't know you yet. Especially if I don't know you yet.

Take care all, see you tomorrow!

345 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-16 12:06 ID:2nLUa8eF

>>343

As Rayokarna said - black hair, and it's a septum piercing, very noticable!

But don't be afraid to send me an email or P.M on fanfiction.net, more likely to answer the e-mails though.

I can come meet you if it makes it easier.

346 Name: Anonymous : 2010-01-16 12:40 ID:30X0xa4H

>>342
Perhaps you should ask Scourge to be another editor of the Blog... especially since Scourge seems to be unable to keep up with it somewhat.

347 Name: TV Geek : 2010-01-16 12:51 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>347

In Scourge's defence, it was his birthday on Friday, normally he is able to keep up with the blog, but you don't turn 18 everyday. If he has trouble keeping up with the blog next week, then we'll think about dealing with it, Till then I'm prepared to go easy on him, if however, there's blog trouble after that and there's no decent reason, I'll broach the subject with him. Fortunately, that's not too likely, he's normally good with the blog.

348 Name: inkypinkyanna : 2010-01-16 16:23 ID:/BUvUzYP

thanks ppl! starbucks...i'm a bit iffy on the trains. hehe. anyone near leigh, or southend? lol

349 Name: inkypinkyanna : 2010-01-16 17:22 ID:/BUvUzYP

see everyone there!

350 Name: E.F.Devereaux : 2010-01-18 12:16 ID:f/zqMjmz

I think this is a wonderful idea, an amazing way to share fics offline. Another idea is to bring along any peices of fan art, or fan fic fan art you want to share.

351 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-18 13:08 ID:aGQjoM32

>>351

We do try to, and we organise "geeky" field trips to get comics and books.

If you're a London-er or from the surrounding areas, pop along!

352 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-19 04:51 ID:2DfXPTz5

-Beginning Transmission-

Right after a turn out of 10 and some funny times, we are announcing our next meeting.

Time: 3pm (15:00)
Date: 14/01/10 (This Sunday)
Place: Starbucks Cafe
New Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road, WC1A 1HH
Nearest Station: Tottenham Court Road (Northen and Central Lines)

Nothing really new about it. If you need to know anymore details contact SotG, Holden or myself to get the lowdown and get yourself there.

-Transmission End-

353 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-19 04:53 ID:2DfXPTz5

>>353

Opps I meant the date as the 24/1/10

ignore the date there.

354 Name: TV Geek : 2010-01-20 14:38 ID:JFXqwWBb

I will try to get there early, with blue tac, so the sign should be visible, assuming the people that work there don't mind.

355 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-01-22 07:57 ID:Yt6CeLWW

Nah, they shouldn't as long as you take it down, I think. They didn't mind it in Cafe Nero when my NaNoWriMo gathering put a sign up, although they did think we were rather strange... but hey.

356 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-23 03:23 ID:gHOz8gI7

Hope to see everyone at the meeting tomorrow.

357 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-01-23 15:28 ID:o75armv3

Yes, me too! :D

358 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-24 14:39 ID:w921VJS6

-Beginning Transmission-

Ther was most of us but it was pretty quiet so maybe more hype next week.

Time: 3pm (15:00)
Date: 31/01/10 (Sunday)
Place: Starbucks Cafe
New Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road, WC1A 1HH
Nearest Station: Tottenham Court Road (Northen and Central Lines)

Nothing really new about it. If you need to know anymore details contact SotG, Holden or myself to get the lowdown and get yourself there.

-Transmission End-

P.S. I won't be attending to this one.

359 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-01-24 14:59 ID:zCznyDtK

IMPORTANT!!!!!!

The blog now has a new name and is now updated by HoldenCaulfield as well as myself and Allys.

http://neowriterslondon.blogspot.com/

This change is being made to the Facebook group as well.

360 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-25 05:21 ID:1Bl4mFzG

New blog post.

http://neowriterslondon.blogspot.com/

Congratulations to me for my first one... expect more, I do love to blog.

361 Name: 777-DemonicYoshi-888 : 2010-01-25 13:11 ID:UAb0yila

Kyaaah! I completely forgot about this place! >_<
So, it looks like these meetings are kind of regular now... I'd say I would come to the one on the 31st, but I honestly can't make any promises -- my parents have decided you're all pedophiles, and that this is some clever cover-up for an evil child-trafficking scheme of doom... or something like that -.-"

362 Name: 777-DemonicYoshi-888 : 2010-01-25 13:23 ID:UAb0yila

Also, they're convinced I won't be able to reach London either... gaah, this sucks...

363 Name: 777-DemonicYoshi-888 : 2010-01-25 13:48 ID:UAb0yila

And finally, we have a Facebook group now?!

364 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-25 14:08 ID:Gx6kfIA0

>>364

Hello, shame you've not been able to come, but I can reassure your parents we're not pedophiles/terrorists/rapists.

How far from London are you, we're willing to pick people up!

And the facebook group is only available once you've attended, sorry!

365 Name: HitachiinTwin01 : 2010-01-25 14:20 ID:YIpshnuE

Yes, I live near london!

366 Name: HitachiinTwin01 : 2010-01-25 14:22 ID:YIpshnuE

Sorry to double post, but i cant make it on the 31, its a little short notice! I will go to a meet up in the future, I promise!

367 Name: 777-DemonicYoshi-888 : 2010-01-25 14:25 ID:UAb0yila

Awesomesauce! Woot! Uh... well, on the A40, it's about a half-hour drive... I'm in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire...

368 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-25 14:36 ID:Gx6kfIA0

>>366

We meet every Sunday, come whenever you can make it.

>>368

It's not too far - get a train when you're allow!

369 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-01-25 16:30 ID:Bhg3UXtj

DemonicYoshi, if you really want to attend, ask your parents he they want to sit in on a meeting. We wouldn't mind, and he they wanted to, I'd be happy to give my mobile phone number to them so they can call me to ask questions. I'd bt least be able to assure them that we're not child abductors - and wouldn't they choose somewhere a little less public anyway?

370 Name: TV Geek : 2010-01-25 16:48 ID:JFXqwWBb

That's a really good idea. Oh, and I have a sign which says "London Fan-Fiction Meeting" on it. I'm going to try to have it stuck to the wall with blue tack, but if I can't manage that I'll have the sign on the table anyway, so you can find us.

I'd volunteer my number as well, but my phone doesn't normally work, the thought is there though. Most of us talk to one another during the week online anyway, so we'll probably be able to pass information on. However, if you want any other information, just ask and I can give it to you.

That goes to pretty much anyone at all that reads this and wants to come to the meetings but needs to know stuff beforehand. So long as you're into fan-fiction and have a healthy immunity to Mary-Sue syndrome, we want to know you. And we promise that we have no ill-will toward anyone other than writer's of TV shows that don't know what they're doing. Those people are not welcome. Anyone else is cool.

371 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-01-26 11:32 ID:blsgwNBd

>> 371 XD Haha, well said, TV Geek. Honestly, I don't think paedophiles have the presence of mind to frequent places like this - far too much of an alternative culture. They tend to hang around chatrooms where they can guarantee they'll find naive, vulnerable teenage girls (as opposed to 17-21 year olds who are heavily into anime, books and TV shows and really should be doing something else with their time).

372 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-01-26 11:50 ID:blsgwNBd

Urk, why was that post all in italics? I really don't understand BBSes well enough to avoid making mistakes like that (this is the only one I frequent - the only one I know of, in fact).

I remember a couple of years ago I got talking to this guy on a Harry Potter website about collaborating on a fanfic, which involved a lot of MSN conversations about it. He lived in America, I hardly knew him at all and I definitely wasn't going to try and meet him (which would have been difficult anyway because of the transatlantic thing), but for some reason my dad decided to get all worked up about me talking to him and what if he was a paedophile OMG, as if I didn't already know about those sorts of things at the age of 16. (What was funny was that he chose to get het up about this particular guy when I've met so many other people online that he doesn't know about, and have got to know them a lot better). But my brother basically said, "Dad, I seriously doubt someone like that would hang about on a Harry Potter website." xD

Of course, your parents have the more legitimate concern, Yoshi, considering you do want to meet up with us. My mum insisted on going with me the first two times I met up with online friends, so yours are welcome to come and investigate (even if they might find it a bit boring) XD

373 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-26 13:04 ID:CryoIj6u

>>368

In reply to Scourge's suggestion. Yes, bring your parents along, let them talk to me via skype/video chat or over the phone, or all three. Speaking to a young female should put their minds at ease and I feel I am becoming a mother hen in our London meet up!

If you would like, ask them to contact me via my email address on the blog, I have the means to e-mail them at all hours of the day.

And I agree with enchantedsleeper and TVGeek, paedophiles are a culture all unto their own, they wouldn't want to meet in one of the busiest Starbucks in London, or discuss Harry Potter in such great depths.

So please, if your parents are willing, send them on to me! We can arrange to meet before hand so they know you're in safe hands with me!

But please, if your parents are so worried, send them on to me.

374 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-01-26 16:16 ID:ouXCJoul

Or me. Both HoldenCaulfield and I are happy to talk to parents and guardians about safety at the meetups, and I encourage them to come along and see for themselves what we get up to - namely drink coffee and laugh at stuff. Who remembers Sirius-ly black paint? It makes no sense to anyone except those that were there. (^^,)

Any questions, my contact details are on the blog. My email address is scourgeofthegalaxy@gmail.com - just make sure that you make it clear who you are and where you found my email address from.

375 Name: AnneOfTheIsland : 2010-01-27 13:08 ID:ptyfaA5V

I've just started a new thread for South Bucks/Berks, called 'High Wycombe' :)

376 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-27 15:30 ID:VrMG1a+o

Hmm, the talk of parents.

377 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-01-28 11:55 ID:blsgwNBd

>>377 xD What do you mean by that?

378 Name: TV Geek : 2010-01-29 15:22 ID:JFXqwWBb

As one of the oldest people in the group so far (I turn 20 this March) I think I should make it clear that I also know how to deal with parents of potential new members of the group, I can appear perfectly sane when I want to. My email is on my fanfiction.net account and you should be able to get that from the link in my name on here. If anyone wants any other contact details feel free to ask. Or, if you're too lazy to click the link my email is katherinekm2006@gmail.com or hotmail.co.uk, which ever you prefer.

I'm also happy to make arrangements to meet people at set locations, like train stations to help them if they get lost, I think Holden Caulfield is also okay to do this, so we're good for those kinds of logistical problems too.

Can't wait for this week, I'll see as many of you there as possible. Take lots and lots of care. Especially on the internet.

379 Name: TV Geek : 2010-01-29 16:37 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>377 Yeah, what do you mean by that?

whispers to enchantedsleeper Do you think it could be some kind of guy thing?

380 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-01-29 16:58 ID:VrMG1a+o

Hmmm, parents. I wish I wasn't missing this meeting....

381 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-30 05:38 ID:DdAKJrkv

>>379 I always pick up the new members!

Also - the time is upon us boys and girls!
Check out the blog http://neowriterslondon.blogspot.com/ for details and directions concering Sunday's meet up.

Other than that - see you there!!

382 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-01-30 15:19 ID:blsgwNBd

>>380 Possibly! Good thing they don't know what we're whispering right now! xD

Also, I didn't know you could act sane! :o What a talent! You'll have to teach me sometime.

383 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-01-30 15:28 ID:rfwnmzp5

Hmm. This prototype Mecha-Ear that I hid earlier without telling anyone has some information on it....

--listens to info--

HEY!

384 Name: TV Geek : 2010-01-30 15:55 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>382 I'm willing to help if necessary, you can't be in two places at once, afterall.

385 Name: 777-DemonicYoshi-888 : 2010-01-31 07:17 ID:iim27n55

Awesomesauce... yet again...

Well, I'll have to wait for them to get back home, then I'll tell them about it. But then again, seeing as the meeting's today and I've probably already missed it... well damn.

I need to check this thing more regularly ^^"

386 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-01-31 14:58 ID:rfwnmzp5

You can add the blog to your favourites bar as an RSS feed, allowing it to update automatically. A click will tell you the next meeting date! Just drag the RSS logo onto your bookmarks bar.

387 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-01 03:27 ID:/l6/x0OK

Quick question before I do the blog; is everyone alright with having a field trip next meeting?

388 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-01 10:34 ID:JFXqwWBb

Next meeting as in 7th Feb?

I'll try to be, I should be able to have some money by then, depends on what the trip entails though.

389 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-01 13:22 ID:+4AJuAiC

Yep, I'm very much in favour of that :D Visiting an art exhibition shouldn't cost too much, right?

390 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-02 15:32 ID:mGKhRFdz

New blog post: http://neowriterslondon.blogspot.com/
Cross posted to the bacefook group also.

Sorry about not organising this trip guys, Holden fails at life. But the next one will be EPIC. Promise.

391 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-03 13:29 ID:JFXqwWBb

EPIC sounds great, but frightfully money-costing, please remember to be careful, k?

392 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-03 13:43 ID:px2B5Osz

xD Bacefook. I like it.

It's a shame I'm not familiar enough with London to suggest field trip ideas, but I'm always happy with what other people suggest ^^ I know that the official Chinese New Year celebrations are happening on a Sunday (the 21st) but I doubt that's really field trip material. More like just something that will make getting to the meeting slightly more difficult due to the overwhelming crowds of people XD

393 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-03 16:24 ID:TU9/eakJ

>>392

Well I'm sure we'll figure something out for everybody.

>>393

Chinese New Year sounds like a fun day out, dragon boat parade anyone?

394 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-04 14:36 ID:px2B5Osz

:D yesplz

Although I'm not actually sure of the real details of the celebrations. I should probably look those up xD

395 Name: shadowcat : 2010-02-05 03:11 ID:m2jgQJ/l

Hey, I live in London. =o
What has everyone decided? If anything.

396 Name: shadowcat : 2010-02-05 03:19 ID:m2jgQJ/l

Ooh, ooh, I get it. You meet in that Starbuck's every Sunday at 3, right? I might join you sometime.

397 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-05 12:30 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>397 Yes, shadowcat, we meet at the Starbucks, every Sunday at 3:00PM, Just next to Tottenham Court Road station. If you use Exit 3 when you're in the station, it takes you to the right side of the road, from there you just walk past the Dorothy Perkins, and you're there.

We welcome anyone that wants to come, and we always try to secure a big space to fit everyone, I even made a sign that I'm gonna start blue-takking to the wall. We're upstairs, just behind where the stairs are (normally), just look for a big group of people, don't be afraid of coming up and asking, if you need any other info, you can email me via my fan-fic profile, the link to which is in my name.

You'll be perfectly wlecome, I'll look forward to seeing you.

398 Name: Holden Caulfield : 2010-02-05 14:40 ID:NYw0+ACP

>>397

It would probably be easier for you to contact me; as a London local and organiser and blog updater I can give you a little more direction. Sorry TV Geek! Just makes more sense.

399 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-05 15:31 ID:JFXqwWBb

Yeah, it does, but you hadn't posted yet. Plus, I'm bored. Mon-Fri is so dull to me. My weekends need to be wierd, or at least something between interesting and psychotically insane, so, meeting new people on the internet fits snuggly.

Er... no offense anyone. Should I bring cookies or something this week to make up for that?

400 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-05 16:25 ID:px2B5Osz

>>398 Just as long as you don't forget to take the sign with us after we leave! :p

Also, not offended. I'd be offended if you implied I was normal :3

You can bring cookies, but either way I'm bringing pocky ^^ I've resisted eating it specially for y'all~

401 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-02-05 19:22 ID:rfwnmzp5

>>401 I have pocky too. But it's mine. All mine.

Yeah, so, Shadowcat. Contact either HoldenCaulfield or myself and we can help you with directions/meet you and help you get to Starbucks.

Our contact details are on the blog, and if I dig out my second phone, I'll put the number up for people to call me on. Woop, Nokia 2610!

402 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-02-06 02:51 ID:EcsxBdIM

There is something strange about this topic moving from contacts to food back to contacts...

403 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-06 04:55 ID:ezQIWlUl

Yes, this conversation is weird.

Either way Me and Scourge are your go to guys.

404 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-06 14:10 ID:px2B5Osz

>>405 A weird conversation? In THIS thread? Get outta heeya :p

405 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-06 15:22 ID:JFXqwWBb

If you want a weird conversation let me get some coke, hehe.

406 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-02-06 15:25 ID:EcsxBdIM

>>406 No.

407 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-06 15:37 ID:SlVUFrke

>>407
Seconded - No.

408 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-02-06 16:43 ID:rfwnmzp5

I give permission for any form of stimulant to be CONFISCATED from Katherine and for her only to be permitted some in controlled amounts. This is for the safety of Katherine herself and the eardrums of the general public.

409 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-06 17:24 ID:SlVUFrke

>>409

All in favour of this notion being passed say "Aye!"

Aye!

410 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-07 16:31 ID:px2B5Osz

>>409 Oh, so THIS is the origin of the fabled List... when do we get to see that, anyway? :p

>>406 Okay, and I've got some Pocky/Mikado left! Let's go somewhere away from all the disapproving frowns where we can exchange mental emails and high-five over absolutely nothing. XD

411 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-08 10:28 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>411 Done! Where do we meet?

412 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-08 11:40 ID:px2B5Osz

>>412 Hogwarts? XD

413 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-02-08 11:54 ID:5kWVbSDM

414 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-08 12:15 ID:UwO2vr63

>>414

This isn't 4chan.

And in reply to the three other posts: This isn't livejournal.

Pfft.

415 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-08 12:51 ID:px2B5Osz

>>414 & 415: Pfft yourselves XD The very fact that this is FanBBS makes this kind of insanity possible! Don't spoil our fun with your rationality. >:

416 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-02-08 19:05 ID:luxgLccs

>>you know who you are

Fail. I've seen chanfags who deliberately tried to fail actually succeed and become a minor celebrity for all of 5 seconds, making it an Irony Fail, not fail as hard as you.

I also hate snow.

417 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-09 04:54 ID:px2B5Osz

^^ Don't be such a killjoy.

418 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-09 09:03 ID:7d0k86tu

Children CHILDREN!

Neo-writers is a place of love and friendship.
Now C.T.F.O and lets get back on track!

When is everyone free from 15th - 19th?
There is a possibility of a gaming session!

419 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-02-09 10:29 ID:6JwjmwQ6

GAAAAAAAMES!

Set a date and I'll plan around it.

420 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-09 12:27 ID:JFXqwWBb

15th -19th? A in Monday- Friday next week? Unless you mean in teh evening, say around 6-ish, count me out, I need to work, which is hell because I would love to game!

>>413 Hogwartt's? It's a date!

>> The rest of you, this is not a fail, this is a serious discussion we're having, grow up.

Also, has anyone made the announcement that there isn't a proper meeting this week? If not, I will.

There is no proper meeting this week as the majority of people are developing lives of some sort. I, however, will be at Starbucks anyway 'cause I really do have nothing better to do, and I've found it's a great place to sit and write stuff.

So, new people are discouraged from showing up this week as it'll be dead, and you'll have no safety net as it'll be just me and no one around to take my coke away. (Don't ask)

Which reminds me guys, the list!

421 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-09 12:59 ID:px2B5Osz

>>419 As you know, I have the possibility of work on all of those days, so I can't say anything for definite yet. Though to narrow it down, the 15th is out because I always work on a Monday (unless I were to just come for a short time before work), and the 16th because it's my mum's birthday.

Hopefully the amount of extra shifts I'm pulling this week will mean my boss goes lighter on me next week, though. Work is indeed hell.

>>421 Woop woop LET'S GO!

422 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-09 14:06 ID:7d0k86tu

Shall we say 18th, to be safe?

423 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-09 14:29 ID:px2B5Osz

So far, that's probably my best day. Fingers crossed it stays that way.

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424 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-09 15:52 ID:7d0k86tu

New Blog Post, but this only really concerns "newbies"

http://neowriterslondon.blogspot.com/

425 Name: Dave : 2010-02-09 19:16 ID:4QejYi/w

Yeah, I'm down in London :)

426 Name: crazyaboutamy11 : 2010-02-10 09:21 ID:EjAoHax/

hey i have lived in scottland all my life since i was a baby but had to move from scottland to portsmouth about 6 years ago but made sum good mates like shadow04. go onto my thred.'do u know shadow04' if you know him

427 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-10 12:49 ID:PO2FsGc9

>>426

Come along to the meeting on the 21st if you're interested in meeting some fanfiction writers - add me to MSN via the link of the blog and I can help you with directions etc.

428 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-14 14:28 ID:JFXqwWBb

Interesting non-meeting this week. I so hope we can get more people next week.

Anyway, Who'll be able to make it? Let's see a show of hands, so to speak.

429 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-02-14 17:42 ID:hU9WYnYb

Hey people. Good news.

I dug out a spare phone, and it's going to be the new London FanFiction Hotline. I'll be placing it's number on the blog soon.

430 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-15 11:38 ID:3weEQg0N

>>429 Are you asking about next Sunday or the mid-week meeting? Because if it's Sunday then naturally I'm coming, and hopefully the trains won't screw me over this time, although I BET THEY WILL BECAUSE THEY SUCK. D: If it's Thursday... then I can come to that too!! I managed to get out of covering a shift on that day =D dances

431 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-15 14:16 ID:AiINb+Ly

http://neowriterslondon.blogspot.com/

New blog post!

Meetings shall continue as normal from now until further notice.

432 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-15 15:23 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>431 Erm, I was being sarcastic, I know that doesn't come across too well online, but I was talking about Feb 14th. When there wasn't a meeting, but me, in my antisocialness, went there anyway to sit and write for a couple of hours. Oh, and I got the 25 bus from TCR to Ilford, then walked from there (which takes an hours) home. I knew the trains would be a bitch and I have the willingness to go to ridiculous lengths to avoid it.

How much rep do I lose for that whole section of text?

Anyway. I have to work this week, my only meeting will be on Sundays, for the foreseeable future. So, I hate you all for this!

Okies, can't wait for this week, see you than guys!

433 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-15 15:27 ID:JFXqwWBb

P.S. Scourge, the idea of a fan fiction hotline is legendarily great.

I don't know because I can't see inside Rayokarna's head, but that must be worth either A LOT of +Rep, or a scary number of -Rep, me being me, I can't tell if I'm thinking like a human or a sugar-hype squirrel, so, yeah, that'll be a topic for discussion, or not.

I DON'T KNOW THIS STUFF!

434 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-15 15:33 ID:JFXqwWBb

P.P.S I'm on my 4th cookie of the day as I do this, so... I don't mean to be scary, but I am on the ceiling right now, that's what I meant with the 'sugar-hype Squirrel', just so we're clear.

435 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-15 16:43 ID:3weEQg0N

>>433 Yes I know... I was answering the bit where you said, "Anyway, Who'll be able to make it? Let's see a show of hands, so to speak."

436 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-15 16:56 ID:P0Sjy9Yn

SPAM...IN THE THREAD...
just thought you ought to know.

I hope I've made my point.

437 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-15 16:59 ID:3weEQg0N

>>437 Ah... well... it's sort of on topic, isn't it? Or are you referring to the multiple posts in quick succession?

438 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-15 17:05 ID:P0Sjy9Yn

>>438

Multiple posts. C'mon children, be synoptic within your posts; University's love that ability!

439 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-15 17:28 ID:3weEQg0N

xD I'm assuming that by 'children' you mean TVG... and perhaps some of the newcomers who have been guilty of double-posting. Although to be fair, if we had an 'edit' feature, that would probably cut down on a lot of the double-posts.

On forums I usually try to fit everything I want to say into one post, even if I'm replying to various different people and/or covering various different topics. It can result in some very long posts, but it keeps things neater. But in my main hangout thread on my favourite site, there is this (rather annoying) girl who will only post say once a week, and when she does she'll do three, often four or five posts in a row responding to things which people have usually said absolutely ages ago, and the topic of conversation has long since passed. But she does it anyway. XP

440 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-17 13:32 ID:3weEQg0N

***IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ!***

I am instructed by the oh-so-lazy Benjamin, who for some reason cannot type this message himself, to tell you that he's cancelling the get-together tomorrow because he cleverly injured his back and leg at work, thus making it very painful to move. Plus, all his controllers are being repaired at the moment which makes gaming difficult. He's very very sorry and will probably (if he knows what's good for him >.>) find another time to host a get-together to make up for it.

(You may have noticed that an identical message can also be found on the Facebook group :P)

441 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-17 14:59 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>441 Hmm, now I feel less left out. Thanks.

And I'm sorry for multi-posting those several times. In my defence I was much worse with the sugar that time than any of you have seen so far.

We still on for Friday? I've recently acquired a toy bat that's just cool and red and blue lighters for KBurn, if he'll be there. I'm not sure how legal the acquisition of these items was, so if anyone asks, keep schtum.

442 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-18 16:23 ID:3weEQg0N

>>442 ...Friday?

443 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-18 17:19 ID:JFXqwWBb

Oh, oops, I think I meant Sunday. I honestly don't know why my hands typed Friday. I have nothing planned for then, except work, which will be invariably dreadful.

Anyhow, yeah, Sunday. We gonna be there then?

444 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-19 12:06 ID:3weEQg0N

Naturally!

Ah yes, that dreadful, dreadful work... x_x

445 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-20 08:35 ID:g4c1x+6q

Hello boys and girls.

I shall not be attending this meeting as I have other things to do, in other cities, with other people. Generally - busy.

BUT!
Someone needs to meet a new attendee at Tottenham Court Rd Station by the theatre at 3pm.

446 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-20 13:25 ID:3weEQg0N

I'm afraid I don't normally get there until 3:30 at the latest. TVG, are you up for being an escort?

447 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-20 13:27 ID:3weEQg0N

xD Or Scourge, providing he doesn't fall asleep of course.

448 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-20 16:01 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>446 I can be there by about midday (as usual) I'll do it.

Detals please.

449 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-20 16:56 ID:JFXqwWBb

cringes Sorry for the double-post, but unless you've already gotten someone else to do it, could you send me an email or something via my fanfic thingy telling me about this new attendee, like a name, brief description, that sort of this and I'll look at it in the morning before I leave.

I'd hang around to wait for a response from here, but I really need to get some sleep. I'll check on here in the morning too, but an email would be quicker and easier to get to, that's just how my browser is, and I'll see the rest of you there too, except Holden of course.

450 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-02-21 00:29 ID:i1jHUoeS

I may not attend, depending on whether I fall asleep or not. It's 7.30 AM now and i've been awake for 12 hours. If I don't arrive, you now know why.

451 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-22 04:29 ID:3weEQg0N

Damn, Scourge, what do you /do/ on a Saturday which keeps you up until such weird times?

452 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-23 10:54 ID:g9ez4ZKw

NEW BLOG POST!

http://neowriterslondon.blogspot.com/

See you all on the 28th!

453 Name: ◆Lbyo2H4Tt2 : 2010-02-23 15:23 ID:XZZ+Lk03

Does anyone live in South London?

454 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-23 17:40 ID:6OEG8tJ+

>>454

Our members travel from all over London.

455 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-02-23 19:24 ID:KgThAOd7

I'll be attempting conciousness. I'll see y'all there!

456 Name: Anonymous : 2010-02-24 03:28 ID:JzOiU5Dg

Hi I arrived at the meet-up place 3:10, but didn't see anything that would indicate if anyone was from this group, I wasn't sure if I was too late so I went home :(

457 Name: BLAGH : 2010-02-24 03:32 ID:JzOiU5Dg

Hi, I arrived at the last meet-up at 3:10, but didn't see anything that would indicate if anyone was from the group, I thought maybe I was too late, and so I went back home.

458 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-24 04:47 ID:6OEG8tJ+

>>458

Sorry to hear that.
I wasn't in attendence at the meeting last weekend, so I'm not sure how the set up was.

If you're interested in coming again, we can devise a way that you'll recognise us!

459 Name: Moose : 2010-02-24 09:30 ID:5Ggg4RZ+

I live about an hour from London, and I hear you meet up most Sundays. I'm going to check the blog, but I thought I'd let you know here that I might be interested in coming to one or two :D I probably wouldn't be able to come often though, since it'd be expensive and annoying taking the train that often ... ;)

460 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-24 11:01 ID:6OEG8tJ+

>>460

An hour to London?! Oof! Where abouts are you going to be travelling from?

461 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-24 11:07 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>458 We were there at 3:10, I even had my sign which said 'London Fan-Fiction Meeting' blue-tacked to the wall. We were upstairs in the Starbucks, are you sure you went up there?

We would have been sitting just behind where the staircase is. If we'd known what you looked like we probably would have been looking out for you, but that time I don't think we had anything to go on.

I'm really sorry that you might not have noticed the sign, I think I should probably make a bigger one or something. As for recognising us, I have long wavy/frizzy brown hair, glasses and a bag with lots of skulls on them, also, I may or may not be wearing a bat on my head at the next meeting. I did it last week and liked it, so I think I might continue it. Did you happen to see someone with a bat on her head while you were there? That would have been me.

As for the rest of them I don't want to say anything on the internet unless they're uncomfortable about anyone being able to read it, but if they want to reply to you they probably could tell you themselves. I hope we're more recognisable to each other next time. I've decided I will wear the bat, so look for that.

>>460 To you I say a similar thing I said to BLAGH, look for the crazy looking person with a 'London Fan-Fiction Meeting' sign and a bat on her head upstairs in Starbucks just next to Tottenham Court Road Station.

462 Name: BLAGH : 2010-02-24 13:29 ID:cT+ZtgL2

(There was an upstairs?--I went down stairs but don't recall an upstairs)

In any case being short-sighted I may have missed the sign altogether. I don't recall any bat-headed people, um for myself I'm female, dark-skinned, and always doned in a thick long black jacket, a black and grey hat and a multi-coloured scarf, unremarkable I know, I'm very skittish and so am unlikely to approach people. I might try to come again.

463 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-24 13:39 ID:6OEG8tJ+

>>463

Get in touch, I can arrange to meet you if you like.
There are a lot of Starbucks in that area, you may have stumbled into the wrong one.

464 Name: BLAGH : 2010-02-24 13:44 ID:cT+ZtgL2

That sounds typically starbucks. At the station? How would I recognise you?

465 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-24 13:57 ID:6OEG8tJ+

>>465
Note to BLAGH AND ALL NEW COMERS!

I will personally meet you at Tottenham Court Rd Station, outside of the Dominion Theatre (it is unmissable, massive statute of Freddy Mercury and a massive "we will rock you" sign) at 3pm. I will leave this meeting place at 3.10pm.

Black hair, piercings, tattoo on my foot, Vivienne Westwood bag. I will bring the GOLD Vivienne Westwood bag. It's pretty rare, you will recognise me.

If any of you have a blackberry, I will exchange Blackberry PIN numbers with you, and you can PIN me if you're lost.

466 Name: BLAGH : 2010-02-24 14:16 ID:cT+ZtgL2

No, blackberry unfortunately but I have a mobile number, from the name I'm guessing I'm meeting a male? And then after 3:10 to upstairs in starbucks for ?? minutes. Is this right?

467 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-24 14:29 ID:6OEG8tJ+

>>467
Female.
Vivienne Westwood bag should have been a dead give away.

And yep, after meeting I will take our motley crew to starbucks.
It tends to be for a few hours.

468 Name: BLAGH : 2010-02-24 16:22 ID:cT+ZtgL2

I...am...very...open...minded...a guy could carry a vivienne Westwood bag, I'm sure it's not unheard of...

Also out of curiosity is anyone going to the Japanese Art Festival?

469 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-24 16:46 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>469 I didn't know there was one. Sounds interesting though. When/where is it, and would I look at all out of place if I showed up with a bat on my head?

(The whole bat thing's gonna be a theme for me for a while, if it starts to bug people I'll try to type about it less, just say something and I'll possibly listen.)

470 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-24 18:38 ID:3weEQg0N

Ohai I missed a lot. Um, yes. Hello, BLAGH! Nice name ^^ HC, you have a tattoo on your foot? :o I never noticed! XD

>>470 Something.

471 Name: BLAGH : 2010-02-25 08:49 ID:3MIHCuW5

Thank you, I thought about, 1 milisecond before typing it in XD

It's this weekend, Saturday and Sunday
(just click the big pic in the middle):
http://www.japaneseartfestival.com/

Its in Richmond(London)

Lastly I just wanted to ask, is anybody interested in brand new clothes a badmington set or Yami no matsuei manga books because I'm selling them

472 Name: BLAGH : 2010-02-25 09:06 ID:3MIHCuW5

How about on Sunday I also wear a name tag

473 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-25 12:23 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>473 You could try that but it'd have to say BLARGH in the most interesting font you could come up with. Or at least in colours. I could be really evil and ask you to attach it to a hat or something, but that might be a little too weird for you. So long as you manage to find the right Starbucks you should be fine. just remember that we'll be upstairs, with a sign and I'll have a bat on my head, you really can't miss that.

And why are you selling stuff? This is a weird place to advertise, but okay.

474 Name: Anonymous : 2010-02-25 13:24 ID:u2I/Ofo7

>>474

I think I've got orange and white stickers somewhere, maybe I'll just attach one to my forehead with the word, and I'll be sure to remember upstairs in starbucks, I mean what things on Sunday do you do that require money by the way?

Which I guess follows onto answering the question, I would like to sell things for money, (sort've need more money at the moment O.O) well if anyone was interested I could always bring something along.

475 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-26 13:32 ID:JFXqwWBb

That could very well work, just make sure you go to the right Starbucks this time, Tottenham Court Road station on the Central and Northern (I think) lines. It's on the side of the road as the Dominion theatre, while you're in the station use Exit 3 if possible. Just past the Theatre you should see a great big Dorothy Perkins, just after that you should find our particular Starbucks.

I will definitely have a bat on my head, just make sure you go upstairs. We like the spot behind the staircase but it's a difficult place to get so we may be somewhere else, but look around, you'll see us. Hopefully. You really can't miss that bat.

I have four more now, so if any of you want to borrow one for the day, you can. But, and I can't stress this enough, if anyone borrows one I want it back in pristine condition. That means no snapped elastic, no fur missing and I want the wings to flap!

See you Sunday.

476 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-26 16:36 ID:BtOwDOei

>>476

What... the... hell?

477 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-26 16:46 ID:l0fFlZZS

>>476 Damn, so I suppose bat rape is out then.

478 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-26 17:11 ID:BtOwDOei

>>478

Please. Please. PLEASE can we just have a normal thread?

479 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-02-26 17:40 ID:XOiqOg+5

Please, can we save Bat-Watch UK until I leave on Sunday? Kthxbai

480 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-02-27 02:32 ID:aUEw/Mgu

Why am I the only laughing...

XD

481 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-02-27 04:29 ID:ZYWwkKVA

>>480
Seconded Scourge!

>>481
Hush.

482 Name: TV Geek : 2010-02-27 11:11 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>478

What the flying fuck? I thought we were supposed to be from the same planet? That was just ewwww. Not that that'd really be possible, they're vampire bats, and I keep them very hungry. Good luck!

>>481

Of course not! lol

>>482

I get that you're mentally one of the eldest here, but I don't care, the internet in general as I see it is for fun and I'm having it, I'm sorry if that annoys you, but I can't help it.

483 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-02-27 17:29 ID:l0fFlZZS

>>484 I'm just dying to comment on the appropriate-ness of the phrase 'flying fuck' with regards to my earlier comment... but I won't. xD We are from the same planet, and don't tell me you've never just said the first thing that came into your head? Yup, precisely.

484 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-02-27 20:18 ID:pjUZANtP

Words are going to be exchanged tomorrow. --angry face--

485 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-03-04 11:37 ID:Aj+yGeVv

Quick reminder that next week and the following week there will be NO formal meetings.

Sorry guys and gals.

486 Name: TV Geek : 2010-03-06 05:17 ID:JFXqwWBb

Huh? I have been way out of the loop, I just thought a few people weren't showing up this week. And NO ONE said anything about the week after.

Somebody please, I need details, and my MSN is ruined, so this is really the only place.
Help!

487 Name: Anonymous : 2010-03-07 14:13 ID:cvbduFfn

So, the first one in March will be on the 20th of March? Just a question for clarification.

488 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-03-07 14:46 ID:d4aQ8nLC

>>488 I mentioned this to you last week and the 14th is Mother's day. So of course there wont be a meeting.

>>489

Our next meeting will be 21st March. I will post a blog about it nearer the time.

489 Name: TV Geek : 2010-03-08 05:18 ID:JFXqwWBb

Oh, right, Mother's Day. I didn't think of that one. Okay, see you all on the 21st then.

490 Name: mikirobbo : 2010-03-08 11:55 ID:nUnDxEW/

Hi i am new to this site and i live in Essex. I was just wondering where you usually meet in London?

491 Name: anymousse rox : 2010-03-08 11:59 ID:CAVm4aVR

elloz so... it says i can give ideas so here it goes............. What i think would be an awesmome crossover is ............................................................. HARRY POTTER AD WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE! (with absolutley NO PROFESSOR UMBRIDGE) and harry can fall inlove with alex and the feeling could be neutreal!!!!!!

492 Name: mikirobbo : 2010-03-08 12:10 ID:nUnDxEW/

that could work, why don't you give it a go and see where it takes you

493 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-03-08 12:26 ID:687ulSGY

>>493
Post somewhere else. You have been warned.

>>492
We usually meet in central London, just off Tottenham Court Rd.
If you're interested in coming, go to: http://neowriterslondon.blogspot.com/ and get in touch with one of us.

494 Name: mikirobbo : 2010-03-08 12:43 ID:nUnDxEW/

Thanks i'll let you know if i can make any meetings.

495 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-03-08 13:23 ID:T/HJD9T9

The phone number is available 24/7 except for when I'm in lessons. To be safe, call between 7 and 11pm.

496 Name: TV Geek : 2010-03-09 02:54 ID:JFXqwWBb

Erm, Holden, don't shoot me for saying this, but I had a look at the blog and from what I can tell if you put another one or two posts up it'll send Scourge's maps off the page.

Being new-ish to that site I don't know if it'll just go onto another page or if it'll be deleted once there's no more room. Either way, people will have to look harder to find the maps you mentioned.

I know that for us it isn't much of an issue as we know the drill forwards, backwards up-side-down and side-to-side, but say we have a new person who's less computer literate than I (unlikely but possible).

I know you don't know how to do the maps, I'm just saying it's something that we should probably be thinking about.

497 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-03-09 03:23 ID:jlW/DE6x

>>498

And that's why Scourge can be absolute BABE and edit my post and put a map on. I've got him bitch whipped. He'll do it. Won't sweetie?

498 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-03-10 07:07 ID:4kH0HYuO

>499

Yes, your Majesty...

I'll do it as soon as I can. College has blocked Blogspot.com. Annoying......

Also, WOO 500 POSTS!

499 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-03-10 09:10 ID:1TE/yYHH

>>500

I quite like that nickname, I think it should stick.
Well, new blog post is up, so sort it out babe.

Also, congrats on claiming the 500th post, I'll bring some sort of delicious cake to celebrate.

500 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-03-10 15:31 ID:vCU3aRNz

CAKE! YES PLEASE! :DDD

>>500 Argh, I hate it when schools block perfectly good websites for no good reason. They were terrible with it at my old school; the librarians actually used to take screenshots of people using the library computers to go on non-schoolwork-related websites. XP Reason why we used the Science Study Centre ones instead, although the teacher in charge of it would sometimes go on a crack-down and tell people off even when they were doing work, if it wasn't something related to science. eyeroll Bastard.

501 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-03-10 17:53 ID:RwcB3IwQ

Blogspot is classified as social networking. Which is true, really.

502 Name: BLAGH : 2010-03-13 14:51 ID:zOwMhrgA

New, members so it looks like we're expanding, just as Yoshino planned ^^

503 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-03-15 11:39 ID:MCAvXEnc

Scourge sort out the map on the blog as there is a new one up for any new members, and old forgetful ones.

http://neowriterslondon.blogspot.com/

See you all on Sunday!

504 Name: Beau : 2010-03-15 15:58 ID:CPk/+8dH

Ah- I haven't been on the site for ages, but I think I might try and make this sunday. I'm not making any promises, and I know -nothing- about London. I live in Essex.

505 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-03-15 16:52 ID:MCAvXEnc

>>506

Feel free to send me an email, or call the "fanfic hotline" for directions or to arrange an escort.

506 Name: Beau : 2010-03-15 17:42 ID:CPk/+8dH

>>507
Okay, cheers. Once I find out for sure I'll let you know.

507 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-03-15 18:06 ID:6rIh0PWZ

>>506 Heeeey, another Essex-ian! (Or whatever the term is). Whereabouts are you from? I live in a little village that most people haven't heard of, but it's near Basildon (about ten minutes' drive away). I also went to school in Brentwood.

508 Name: Beau : 2010-03-16 03:51 ID:CPk/+8dH

>>509
Is it Doddinghurst? My mum grew up in Brentwood, my grandparents live there xD;
I'm about twenty minutes away from Southend:3

509 Name: Spyromaster64 : 2010-03-16 06:42 ID:5Wa1kMGQ

I'm not near London, but I can get there.

510 Name: LFTD : 2010-03-16 10:25 ID:X2rN+/qa

Hey (I'm new at this)

I was directed to this site as someone mentioned that meetings of fanfiction were being held. The meeting place mentioned, is it at the starbucks near 'Tottenham Cout Road' tube station? I'm from N-London so I can easily get there if it's the one i'm thinking of.

Thanks.

511 Name: TV Geek : 2010-03-16 12:46 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>511 & >>512 Perfect, we're more than happy to see you there.

The link Holden Caulfield posted in her second to last post has all the information you need regarding the train station you'll need, and if you scroll down far enough you'll see a map telling you exactly which Starbucks we will be at.

Just so you know for definite, once you get to Starbucks, we'll be upstairs. Hopefully in our favoured spot behind the stairs. I will have a sign I'll try to remember to blue-tack to the wall saying 'London Fan-Fiction Meeting'.

If that's not enough, just say so and we can think about ways to recognise one another.

Remember, the meeting takes place this Sunday, starting officially at around 3:00pm, although it's okay to arrive a little late if necessary, or early if you want.

Take care guys, can't wait to see you. (I promise I do not mean that in a stalkery kind of way.)

512 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-03-16 13:52 ID:FjP6ajgt

>>513

NOTE TO ALL.
Bumping meeting to 2pm start as it is Enchanted Sleeper's birthday and she will not be joining us at the usual later time.

So, old; new; young; old come between 2pm and 3pm. We'll be there.

513 Name: Beau : 2010-03-19 09:16 ID:CPk/+8dH

Okay so change of plans. Can't make it this sunday as I have to complete my entire art project and hand it in for thursday (I go in on tuesday and wednesday, so it has to be finished for tuesday, really...). I'm completely swamped with work.

514 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-03-19 11:09 ID:Q4YsILPz

>>515

I completely understand your pain. Art projects are draining. Good luck, I'm sure you'll get it done in time :)

515 Name: Black.Rose : 2010-03-20 14:13 ID:YJId+PkL

So I was just shown this site today and was rather excited to see that there's apparently a meeting tomorrow for fanfiction writers in London.

I'm actually from the States, but I'm studying here for a few months, and would love to meet other fanfiction writers, so I may try to make it. :)

516 Name: Black.Rose : 2010-03-20 14:16 ID:YJId+PkL

So I was just shown this site today and was rather excited to see that there's apparently a meeting tomorrow for fanfiction writers in London.

I'm actually from the States, but I'm studying here for a few months, and would love to meet other fanfiction writers, so I may try to make it. :)

517 Name: Black.Rose : 2010-03-20 14:16 ID:YJId+PkL

So I was just shown this site today and was rather excited to see that there's apparently a meeting tomorrow for fanfiction writers in London.

I'm actually from the States, but I'm studying here for a few months, and would love to meet other fanfiction writers, so I may try to make it. :)

518 Name: cinnamon.chewies : 2010-03-20 14:18 ID:tuCff8zS

I'm from IG. Haha; anyone fancy meeting at the teen manga club in the library? XD

519 Name: Black.Rose : 2010-03-20 14:18 ID:YJId+PkL

Sorry for the triple post, my internet just freaked out on me. :(

520 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-03-20 15:41 ID:Q4YsILPz

>>519
Sure, come along. It'd be lovely to meet you, the more the merrier.

521 Name: flameshameful72 : 2010-03-20 17:45 ID:Dtd3JlxH

I am so in

522 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-03-20 18:12 ID:m6rF8Hgq

>>510 Nope, not Doddinghurst. I'll tell you in person if we meet since if I put it up here then people will fiiiiind me. xD

Also: I AM NOW NINETEEN! :D

523 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-03-21 05:50 ID:uby1S7ml

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Don't forget, people. If you need help, use the Fanfiction number to get through to me and I can help arrange a meeting place for you to find one of us.

07866542343 is the number.

See you soon!

524 Name: TV Geek : 2010-03-22 03:59 ID:JFXqwWBb

Ok, at yesterday's meeting nobody new turned up. At least no one walked up and said "Hello, is this the fan-Fiction meeting by any chance?" Or anything along those lines.

If anyone did show up, but couldn't find us, please say so because I think that's something we could probably work on. If anyone thinks they may have strolled into the wrong place, definitely say so, it means we have a significant problem to fix.

If there's anyone brand new that's reading this, Hi, Our meetings are held upstairs in the Starbucks just round the corner from Tottenham Court Road Station, right where the Dominion Theatre is. You can't miss it, giant statue of Freddy Mercury. If you just turn around that corner you should see a Dorothy Perkins, we're just past that. Meetings officially start at 3:00pm, although you can of course arrive earlier if you wish. If you have any questions, you can email me, Holden Caulfeild or Scourgeofthegalaxy, or you can phone Scourge directly on the hotline you can see in his message above.

Good luck people, can't wait to meet you.

525 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-03-22 06:57 ID:ZTPyk//N

NEW BLOG POST IS UP (nice and early this week, mm lovely).
In there I have addressed the issue that TV Geek mentioned in the above post.
Contact details are there, and do get in touch with me to suggest how we could be easier to find, or phone the fanfiction hotline, if you get lost one of us will be able to find you, we're Landanerssss don't you know?

http://neowriterslondon.blogspot.com/

526 Name: TV Geek : 2010-03-27 10:46 ID:JFXqwWBb

Ok, does anyone have any news regarding who can or cannot make it? I know Enchanted Sleeper's out, but any one else?

Also, if any new people want to show up, feel free to say so, or just show up when and where the blog says (and be sure to thank Holden in person when you meet her).

Other than that, see everyone tomorrow, take care guys.

527 Name: XKiryoku100X : 2010-03-29 04:47 ID:TbOaOL+J

im interested. what day do u meet cause im only allowed out certain days?

528 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-03-29 07:37 ID:rPDsTY0j

>>529

We meet most Sundays. Though we may hold meetings on other days during the Easter holidays.

529 Name: TV Geek : 2010-03-31 13:59 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>529
While we meet most Sundays, I don't think there will be a meeting this Sunday (April 4th '10) because of Easter, as lots of things will be closed and we don't want to have to worry about missing trains and whatnot. I advise you to check the blog, and this thread to keep up-to-date with these things. Or, of course, you can contact any of us, me, Holden, Scourge, or any of the other regulars if you need more specific information, or if you just want to get to know these lovely people beforehand.

There's also a Fan-Fiction Hotline you can call if you want to talk to Scourge directly (it's a mobile phone, so if credit, or the phone bill is an issue, you should know beforehand.)

If you need anything else at all, we're happy to help.

Also I AM NOW TWENTY! (And still sober) YAY!

530 Name: TearThePetals : 2010-04-01 14:38 ID:rPy8xn0B

@TV Geek for some reason I felt the need to read all that, just in case there was something I should know (y'know, if I ever got amnesia or something) :s

So, given that everyone (or everyone in education) are on their easter holidays at the moment, we should do a meet up-y thing on a weekday next week. Maybe a field-trip or something (which someone else can research because I can't be arsed).

531 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-04-01 15:37 ID:Rjzq9YoZ

Well, you suggested it o you can research it. Har!

532 Name: TV Geek : 2010-04-01 15:44 ID:JFXqwWBb

I agree with TearThePetals that something during the week could be organised, but I also agree with Scourge, as you brought it up you can research it.

Or maybe Holden will know if there's something affordable that's going on, she seems to have a life of some kind.

533 Name: TearThePetals : 2010-04-01 22:25 ID:e6vAvzU3

Riiight. Then we'll be having fun in Starbucks :D

534 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-02 04:23 ID:52m99Vjg

Thanks, I feel honoured that you all acknowledge my life.
TearThePetals, you'll be 18 soon righhttt?
I suggest a Starbucks and then the pub. I've had a hellish week and demand alcohol.

Glad ya'll agree.

535 Name: TearThePetals : 2010-04-02 06:56 ID:sbe8dlW0

Why yes, I will :)

536 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-02 07:13 ID:S4Z2nm8m

Awesome, all in favour say aye, and suggest a day. I'll write up a blog post. I think Tuesday or Wednesday.

Order of business will be standard meeting at Starbucks starting a little earlier than usual, maybe some munch(?) and then pub.

Y/N?

537 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-02 07:16 ID:S4Z2nm8m

Awesome, all in favour say aye, and suggest a day. I'll write up a blog post. I think Tuesday or Wednesday.

Order of business will be standard meeting at Starbucks starting a little earlier than usual, maybe some munch(?) and then pub.

Y/N?

538 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-04-02 10:05 ID:CxC/UNXT

I think some people will be okay to travel this Sunday, but yeah, seems like the Tube Gods are conspiring against me because every single one of the lines I might take to get to TCR is either closed, or partly closed on the bit I need. x_x And I've never attempted to navigate the London bus system before. So whether there is a meeting or not, I'm not going to be able to get there unless I take an /extremely/ roundabout route.

Oh, you want my vote for a weekday meeting? Well, I have nothing going on on either of those days, but I vote Tuesday just because. Doesn't really make a difference to me though x3

539 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-02 15:38 ID:wk5rtI17

Sunday is well and truely cancelled gorgeous, sorry.

I vote for Wednesday, because I know Scourge is busy on Tuesday.

540 Name: TV Geek : 2010-04-02 17:12 ID:JFXqwWBb

You're seriously going to the pub? Well, I dunno if I'm in for that, mostly because I have no ID, but I'm definitely okay with meeting on Wednesday, or whatever you decide. Assuming, of course, that the Tube is running.

Well, I'll just see what happens, if I show up then cool, if not I hope you have fun without me.

Take care.

541 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-02 17:37 ID:wk5rtI17

>>542

No one goes to the pub before 5pm.
You'll be fine.

542 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-04-03 04:49 ID:uby1S7ml

>>543 I LOL'D SO FUCKING HARD!

543 Name: TV Geek : 2010-04-04 13:01 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>544 You would. Were you drunk and therefore relieved of inhibitions? That would explain quite a lot. That is, assuming you weren't sugar high anyway.

544 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-04 15:57 ID:nmdn615f

>>545
No.
It's cause I'm fucking hilarious.

I've also realised that I am unavailable on Wednesday. Gutted.

I shall arrange a standard meeting for Sunday, yes? Yes. Good.

545 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-04-04 20:16 ID:iuVl+P/N

>>545 wut

>>546 oh noes! I'm okay with that.

546 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-06 19:52 ID:JuMvm2Nh

New blog post is up.

http://neowriterslondon.blogspot.com/

I hope to see some new shiny happy faces there! So get in touch via the contact details on the right hand side of the blog.
We all really want to meet you guys!

547 Name: uinen : 2010-04-09 11:35 ID:dqCa3VL6

I'm not from London (about 90 miles out, suffolk) but I have a family here and visit quite often. :)

548 Name: BlackMage16 : 2010-04-09 14:47 ID:f3peaEWm

Hi all. I live in West London and I'm new to this site. I would love to go to any meet-ups. :D

549 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-10 06:14 ID:52m99Vjg

>>550

Come along tomorrow.

550 Name: ... : 2010-04-10 17:08 ID:c2QL3wKv

Hey people. I'm not going to be able to attend this week. I'm going to be gm Kent until Monday (I'm already here).

The hotline is NOT AVAILABLE thirs weekend, as it's in London on my desk, and I forgot it.

Have a good day tomorrow without me!

551 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-04-11 09:37 ID:4u6RUDfy

Hey, haven't checked here in a while! I hope you're all currently having fun at the meeting xD I'm kind of glad there wasn't a weekday meeting in the end because I completely forgot about that plan. X3 Is one still on the cards?

552 Name: TearThePetals : 2010-04-12 04:38 ID:g6SULFx5

@enchantedsleeper
We're meeting up tomorrow to have a picnic in Regent's Park (or Hyde Park... I always get those two mixed up) if the weather is nice or Starbucks if it isn't, HoldenCaulfield is supposed to be mass texting.

There were only four of us at yesterday's meeting :( But we got to go to Yates' so it was okay. You will be coming to a meeting soon, yes?

553 Name: BlackMage16 : 2010-04-12 06:04 ID:f3peaEWm

Sucks I missed yesterdays meeting. Life got in the way. :( Whens your next meet?

554 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-12 06:41 ID:52m99Vjg

Hello boys, girls and Scourge.

Tomorrow; Regent's Park. Meet at the aptly name Regents Park St (bakerloo line or 205 from Kings Cross) at 1ish?

From there we will journey into the park, set up shop and chill.

If the weather is distinctly British I will mass text and we will go to Starbucks.

How is that for everyone?
BlackMage16 you are totally welcome to come; get in touch via the fanfiction hotline (number on blog) and we'll wait for you.

So.. Who's in?

555 Name: TearThePetals : 2010-04-12 08:43 ID:jRU2zQ96

Me, obviously. Bring food, people!

556 Name: BlackMage16 : 2010-04-12 14:40 ID:f3peaEWm

Well hopefully I can make it. Thanks for the descriptions TV Geek. Ok for myself- well I wear a hijab (scarf) so that might help- and I'll prob wear a dragon top. So yeah, I really hope I can make it tomorrow. Sounds like fun. =D

557 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-12 14:57 ID:knPkFrvK

>>559

Awesome. I'll actually have a massive 'Pauls Boutique' bag with me tomorrow, which is pink and purple, with I (heart) P.B. emblazed on it. Hard to miss.

But if in doubt, phone the hotline, send me and email in the morning, or ask me for my blackberry pin.

:)

558 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-04-12 15:06 ID:4u6RUDfy

I'm in~

559 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-04-12 15:08 ID:4u6RUDfy

I should be there, just gotta cadge a lift to the station off my brother...

560 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-04-12 15:09 ID:4u6RUDfy

Whoops, double post of sorts. My bad xD

561 Name: The Idolm@ster : 2010-04-12 15:13 ID:/Os8SWNr

Bah, it's a shame I can't go to this.

562 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-04-12 15:15 ID:4u6RUDfy

...What is it with you and that game at the moment? X3

563 Name: TV Geek : 2010-04-12 15:27 ID:JFXqwWBb

>>565

Great, can't wait to see you, remember, we're going to Regent's Park Station this time, hopefully meeting up at about 1:00-ish, instead of the usual place. Of course, this depends on the weather, if it ends up being truly dreadfully 'British' as Holden put it, we'll head somewhere else.

I just wanted to make sure you were definitely aware of the change, it could be bad if you show up at the normal place and no one's there, also because we plan to go on to Regent's Park, getting to the station before we leave would help, to prevent lost-ness.

Got that, good, see you tomorrow.

564 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-12 15:27 ID:knPkFrvK

>>564

Do not confuse me by changing your name. That messes up the whole blog dynamic.

DON'T KILL THE RAINFOREST.

565 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-04-12 15:28 ID:4u6RUDfy

xD Yeah, I read the thread, Regent's Park it is. If I get the lift.

566 Name: BlackMage16 : 2010-04-12 16:14 ID:f3peaEWm

>>560 Cool Thanks =D

567 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-04-12 16:23 ID:P7VaUQA1

I'm going to come tomorrow, also.

However, I have an opticians appointment in the morning, so I may be a little late.

See you tomorrow!

568 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-14 11:21 ID:xMe0Ws9L

Yay for the adorable pictures of picnic times.
Soon it'll be warmer, and probably be a lot nicer.

New blog post.
http://neowriterslondon.blogspot.com/
Standard stuff really. See you all on Sunday.

569 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-04-15 05:36 ID:jRU2zQ96

I'm not going to be there this week. Have fun without me

570 Name: Dark Wolf : 2010-04-17 03:18 ID:X5YPXbPH

Hey, does Surrey get to be in the 'near London' area? Im not too far from London, but does constitute a nice fourty minute overground line to Victoria?

Anyone else in the Surrey 'burbs?

571 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-17 03:23 ID:9SePw54H

We've got people to come in from Essex.
So I'm pretty sure it does :)

572 Name: Dark Wolf : 2010-04-17 09:04 ID:aVcMktBI

Awesome!!

573 Name: btvsfifi : 2010-04-19 04:45 ID:pFxLpMRl

Hey, Yoshino asked me to come and join you guys, I kinda help her out with this site and her ideas and stuff. So that's Regent's Park Station at 1pm on the 24th April? or am I wrong?

Fiona

574 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-04-19 05:51 ID:+AT20Pss

I lol'd. Holden knows why.

Take a look at the blog, Fiona. We're meeting on the 25th at Starbucks New Oxford Street at 3pm. We usually sit upstairs behind the stairs. Regent's Park meetings may be more common in the warmer months.

Http://neowriterslondon.blogspot.com

575 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-19 09:24 ID:mDHwVRiZ

>>577
I lol'd too. Hard.. :)

We shall be meeting on the 25th at Starbucks New Oxford St.. we can meet at 2 this week if that is preferable to all? (that's a question, answer me!)

576 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-04-19 10:54 ID:KppmYnHN

A long as I wake up... Need to stop partying.

577 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-19 11:30 ID:OJWN+FA1

>>579 0h yes, because you're known for your partying..

578 Name: TV Geek : 2010-04-22 16:52 ID:JFXqwWBb

So, this week, is it meeting as normal, in Starbucks, or is it going to be that trip we mentioned about?

579 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-23 07:33 ID:rPDsTY0j

I have no clue.
We'll decide nearer the time. I propose getting drinks, all gathering and then buggering off somewhere grassy.

Also, I will no longer be updating the blogs weekly, only for times when the plan changes.

So henceforth, unless otherwise stated, all meetings will begin at Starbucks New Oxford St at 2pm.

580 Name: Becca : 2010-04-25 11:16 ID:gqIumni6

Damn, I missed it. Live in North London whahey!
Good tube access..
When is the next one!!!!

581 Name: SweetDeamon : 2010-04-25 13:59 ID:VJEGDUV9

=( I missed it!

Well I'm from Croydon, so next time you all meet up I might tag along if I'm around =)

582 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-04-25 14:42 ID:5AC3CC9b

The next meeting will be next week, same place and same time unless announced otherwise on the blog. Make sure you keep an eye on it for updates! http://neowriterslondon.blogspot.com

583 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-25 14:56 ID:hOPVZM+i

Thank you Scourge.
But as he said, same time (2pm) same place (upstairs in Starbucks New Oxford St) and on a Sunday.

Apologies for blog update hiatus; overdrafts, speeches and deadlines to make (best friend for life if you can name that song).

584 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-04-26 04:25 ID:5AC3CC9b

Elbow - The Bones Of You.

585 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-26 12:40 ID:K3nayjsB

>>587
Love you a little bit at the moment.

586 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-04-26 13:29 ID:WDqA0Isy

Thank you Google!

587 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-26 13:56 ID:K3nayjsB

>>589
GOOGLE?
GOOGLE?!
Love revoked, you cheated.

588 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-04-26 14:33 ID:WDqA0Isy

It's not cheating if it's not disallowed in the first place. :p

589 Name: Reflections : 2010-04-27 00:22 ID:6L4huQQL

I don't get this meeting stuff... I'm from London and I don't know whether there will be people my age...

590 Name: Reflections : 2010-04-27 00:27 ID:6L4huQQL

Hey I live south-west london, wandsworth. I'm still 13 so I doubt my parents would let me go

591 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-04-27 03:26 ID:sbe8dlW0

Most of us are older teens, but we're more than happy to let you join us! If your parents have any problems, they can contact me or Holden Caulfield.

592 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-28 14:21 ID:pX4uI5Fb

Just a reminder;
Next meeting is Sunday, 2pm at Starbucks New Oxford St..

Newbies this week please? That'd be amazing!

593 Name: TV Geek : 2010-04-29 02:41 ID:JFXqwWBb

Question. I know I've addressed this before, but how would we recognise a new arrival, and what can we do to make us more recognisable to them?

594 Name: Becca : 2010-04-29 05:22 ID:gqIumni6

get a big sign? LOL
Or all wear the same colour?

595 Name: TV Geek : 2010-04-29 08:05 ID:JFXqwWBb

I've tried the sign, it's too easy to miss.

As for the same colour thing, I'm pretty sure that that wouldn't work either. We'll probably end up posing physical descriptions of ourselves anyway. I was just saying that to try to make sure that the group was thinking about it.

596 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-29 10:27 ID:N3p+xB40

We have email addresses and a 'fanfiction hotline'

That's how we arrange it.

I REFUSE TO COLOUR CODE WITH YOU PEOPLE.

597 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-04-29 12:18 ID:T3YP7BIb

Mm, black. I feel like i'm at a wake... :p

598 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-04-29 12:36 ID:N3p+xB40

>>600

No colour coding, it'll throw off my outfit. Mama needs to accessorise!

599 Name: TV Geek : 2010-04-30 01:51 ID:JFXqwWBb

... Err, you see Becca? This is what I was worried about. Just wait 'til you see these two in person!

600 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-04-30 06:07 ID:T3YP7BIb

LAZOR BEAMZ OUT OF MY EYEZ

601 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-05-01 04:38 ID:+MPbNi1u

Not sure if I'm coming tomorrow, soz 'n' chips x

602 Name: TV Geek : 2010-05-01 14:45 ID:5Qn08mmU

Well, ok, take care either way then.

As for recognising us, I have long brown hair that may appear either wavy or frizzy. I can't say what I'll be wearing but I will have a black bag with a silver skull on it.

Scourge, you really can't miss, he's kinda tallish, with way frizy hair, normally tied back and you may or may not see him smoking outside, depends on timing really.

TearThePetals has black hair (I think) and is very skinny. I know that's not really much to go on, but we'll all be sitting as a group, normally in the seats behind the top of the stairs, but if not we'll be somewhere around there.

Please, do not be afraid to ask, we're a very welcoming group, come along and say hi.

As was said in earlier posts, we meet at the Starbucks on New Oxford Street, just round the corner from the Dominion Theatre, the one with the giant Freddie Mercury. The meeting starts at 2:00pm and normally goes on until the evening, so don't be discouraged if you happen to run late, time ceases to have meaning to us once we have coffee.

603 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-05-01 14:54 ID:9/9/f49E

Holden, why might you not be able to come tomorrow?

604 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-05-01 23:52 ID:52m99Vjg

Travelling and all that shebang

605 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-05-02 06:23 ID:T3YP7BIb

:(

606 Name: TV Geek : 2010-05-04 06:04 ID:5Qn08mmU

Okay, just so I have a rough idea, who can make it to next weeks meeting? I don't want to end up getting an area with tons of seats and not have anyone there to sit in them.

607 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-05-05 06:56 ID:iSnelVa9

Hello one and all.

The meeting is scheduled as usual and as I'm in such a good mood I think the pub is in order! Huzzah!

Missing my fanfic nerds! x

608 Name: TV Geek : 2010-05-07 14:29 ID:JFXqwWBb

The pub? Ugh, do we have to? Okay, I reserve the right to stay at Starbucks when the alcoholic urge grabs you.

609 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-05-07 17:12 ID:x72n3dZC

Fuck yeah pub!

610 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-05-08 14:11 ID:52m99Vjg

Oh bubba, I love you

611 Name: 雷贝卡 : 2010-05-08 23:25 ID:+ooXIjWC

Hey guys! Guess who... ;3

612 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-05-09 04:13 ID:0r8VtT7B

Chinese Kanji... Familiarity with us... Posted at a stupid time...

Could it be..!

Hey.

613 Name: 雷贝卡 : 2010-05-09 19:00 ID:oNqN5ae9

It's not kanji if it's Chinese!!!

Anyway, yes, you guessed it. :p How's it going? Good meeting yesterday?

614 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-05-10 03:59 ID:i45IDW8X

Considering Japanese kanji is extremely similar to Chinese kanji, we're both right.

And the meeting was good, yeah.

615 Name: 雷贝卡 : 2010-05-10 20:36 ID:oNqN5ae9

Yes, Japanese kanji are the same as Mandarin Chinese characters, but it's not CALLED kanji unless it's Japanese. XP

picky

616 Name: 雷贝卡 : 2010-05-10 20:37 ID:oNqN5ae9

Bleh, why do asterisks not show up on this BBS? >:

617 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-05-11 00:56 ID:wsWvD7Up

#not a clue.#

618 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-05-11 19:02 ID:oNqN5ae9

-sigh- Never mind, I'll live I suppose. x3

619 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-05-13 16:46 ID:iSnelVa9

Standard Meet Up times on Sunday,

See ya'll there.

620 Name: Foohke : 2010-05-15 07:08 ID:t0P0Ewq4

You meet up a lot?
I'm not from that region (not even from england) but by airplane it isn't even that expensive to get to london...(I'm flying over there frequently with Ryanair) So I'd love to join you sometimes!:)

621 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-05-15 08:38 ID:iuVl+P/N

Go for it! Where abouts are you from?

622 Name: Foohke : 2010-05-15 09:53 ID:t0P0Ewq4

I'm from the Netherlands, but when keeping a good eye on the Ryanair website, I mostly manage to book some cheap flight from an airport nearby (NRN) to London(STN). (around €30 return.) Wich is even cheaper than a train-ticket from here to Amsterdam, lol.

623 Name: TV Geek : 2010-05-15 14:20 ID:5Qn08mmU

Wow. Foohke, you are so very welcome. You can tell me all about planes, (I've never been on one).

Err, sorry, got a bit weird there. Anyway, we meet every Sunday, 2:00pm in the Starbucks right where Tottenham Court Road Station is. If you need any further details please just ask.

One thing that should be cleared up is the date/s you might attend. Some of us will be going to the MCM Expo the weekend of the 29/30th May, so that meeting might not go ahead, or if it does, not everyone will be there. I think it's only fair that you're warned of that in plenty of time, seeing as you would be getting a plane and all.

Other than that, tomorrow's meeting and next week's should go ahead without too many problems, but the one after that runs the risk of cancellation.

Anyway, volcanic dust clouds permitting, we'd love to meet you.

624 Name: Foohke : 2010-05-16 03:35 ID:t0P0Ewq4

@TV Geek.

Nice to know!:) Thanks for the info!

I'm stuck with my final high school exams for the coming weeks, but I'm currently looking for some cheap tickets in the time after that.
I'll let you know!

You've never been on a plane? Don't ask me about them, cause there will be the risk that I won't stop talking about them, LOL. At least my friends already think I talk about them to much... oops:P

625 Name: TV Geek : 2010-05-17 04:32 ID:5Qn08mmU

That's fine, if you talk about them so much it must be for a good reason right?

Okay, can't wait to meet you, keep us posted on possible dates and we'll talk more about logistics closer the time.

Take care.

626 Name: BlackMage16 : 2010-05-17 09:56 ID:f3peaEWm

Hi guys!! Sorry I've been out of commission for a while...stupid exams!
Anyways, if you guys still remember me it was nice meeting y'all and I hope to try and make another meeting. =D

627 Name: TV Geek : 2010-05-18 04:22 ID:5Qn08mmU

Yes, of course we remember you, well, those of us that were there anyway. We should have a meeting this Sunday, at the Starbucks just round the corner from Tottenham Court Road Station. If you need help getting there then we can help you out.

Just so you know, the meeting of May 30th might be cancelled because most of us will either be at the MCM Expo, or otherwise unable to make it, so it'll be this Sunday coming, then miss a week, then the next meet will be the first Sunday in June. That ok?

Can't wait to see you again, take care.

628 Name: BlackMage16 : 2010-05-18 14:40 ID:f3peaEWm

That's cool. Hope to see you all Sunday then, can't wait too.

629 Name: TV Geek : 2010-05-22 07:06 ID:5Qn08mmU

So, tomorrow is set to be boiling. If we meet at Starbucks at about 2:00pm as normal, and wait maybe 30-45 minutes for everyone to show up, does it look like moving to a park or something could happen?

I know it's a bit short notice, but the regulars all know how long we end up staying there for. Unless they have damn good air conditioning in that place things could get ugly, so what do people think?

630 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-05-22 07:17 ID:760OBgtn

Already planned to do that regardless.

Do we head to the little park we always go to, or Regents? That's the real question.

631 Name: TV Geek : 2010-05-23 02:06 ID:5Qn08mmU

Decide when we get there?

632 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-05-25 03:28 ID:j9t3a+J6

Hey, hey crazy kids.
What's the plan for the weekend? Where are we all meeting for Expo?

633 Name: TV Geek : 2010-05-25 03:36 ID:5Qn08mmU

Not quite sure, I plan to get to Custom House by about 7:30am. So, if we try and meet at the station by a certain time, keeping in mind what you said about how easy it is to get lost once inside the Excel Centre, and then make our way into the building before it get's too late. Although I kinda want to at least start queuing by 8:00, maybe earlier depending on how busy it is.

Or maybe for visibility's sake I could bring back the bat? (joking).

634 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-05-26 09:09 ID:/9Q0zrjj

Meet on the grass square outside. You guys can choose a time!

635 Name: TV Geek : 2010-05-31 04:32 ID:5Qn08mmU

Ok, so this Sunday, same time, same place?

Anyone unable to be there?

636 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-06-02 11:20 ID:xXKDx/YS

I wont be there as I'll be at the RATM gig.

TV Geek - Do not let Scourge break you down for information!

637 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-06-02 12:53 ID:iPeX8gZZ

I need my men at my shoulders for this meeting. STRIKE TEAM ASSEMBLE

638 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-06-02 13:10 ID:xXKDx/YS

You'd be Brick Tamland...

639 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-06-02 16:05 ID:iSnelVa9

Just been informed someone in trolling under mine and Scourge's names on the Pleasant Chat thread. I assume it's a random who's seen us about, if not... Sttttooopppp iitttt.

640 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-06-02 16:14 ID:iPeX8gZZ

Really? What threads?

641 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-06-03 09:18 ID:xXKDx/YS

I love how everyone just shortens it to Holden now.. cause you're all lazy.

Can we please do something AWESOME in the summer break? Yeah, that'd be great.
And maybe go to the pub next weekend, because my exams will be over, and I have absolutely no reason to be sober for about.. ohh.. 3 months :)

642 Name: TV Geek : 2010-06-04 04:31 ID:5Qn08mmU

Well, that would depend on your definition of 'AWESOME'. More to the point, how much I'd have to save up. Also, there's the issue of legality.

Explanation/planning required I think. And I do hope you're open to suggestions.

643 Name: BlackMage16 : 2010-06-07 05:59 ID:f3peaEWm

Why do I keep missing meetings? :(
Dangit.

644 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-06-07 07:59 ID:CDbzq+XZ

>>646
Beach? We could go to the beach! Sun, sea, sand, ice cream?

And BlackMage16 - it is most likely my fault you keep missing meetings as I've been unable to update the blog due to exams etc etc. But..

This week's meeting with be SUNDAY 13th at STARBUCKS, NEW OXFORD STREET. Meet at 2PM and let's pray for good weather!

645 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-06-08 19:41 ID:oNqN5ae9

I'm in favour of the beach idea ^^ Sun is never quite guaranteed in England, but sea, sand and ice cream sound good to me :3

(15 days to go... I'm sooooo tiiiiiired =____=)

646 Name: TV Geek : 2010-06-09 03:16 ID:5Qn08mmU

Beach? Well, I can't remember the last time I went to a beach, so I suppose that could be fun. But seeing as enchantedsleeper can't be with us for a while, it's only fair to wait until she's back.

Plus, a trip that involves leaving the confines of the city takes rather a bit more planning than anything we've done so far, right? So I think a group discussion needs to be had to work things out. Assuming you people won't abandon me again.

647 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-06-09 19:17 ID:oNqN5ae9

Don't worry, I don't think Holden was planning to go before I'm back. This is a summer break discussion, remember, which means after everyone's exams are finished, and I know Rayo's last one isn't until 12th July.

I do love the way you refer to people sometimes, TVG. X3 'You people'... 'human shield thing'...

648 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-06-11 15:00 ID:WZKakUAe

Rain check if Scourge isn't going to show up.
Soz 'n' chips guys.

Also, someone get Rayokarna to drop me a line?
Peace out!

649 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-06-12 02:21 ID:0mm59+Sm

Well sure, I can. (If he hasn't already read this and got in touch). But how comes you can't contact him? MSN acting up or something?

650 Name: TV Geek : 2010-06-12 15:19 ID:5Qn08mmU

Wait, am I getting abandoned again? Because last weeks events weren't fun!

Ugh, okay, whatever, I'll go anyway. Oh that reminds me, Scourge still owes me, Rayokarna, TearThePetals and enchantedsleeper one drink each. Interesting how he hasn't gotten that out of the way yet.

651 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-06-12 19:19 ID:f9PgnuJ/

Scourge is SUPER ill.
So he is exempt.

652 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-06-13 03:49 ID:aGdUFKmJ

Am not going to be there this week, family stuff. Also due to Father's Day, won't be there next week.

653 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-06-13 06:36 ID:xDBUg+g2

Why on earth does Scourge owe us all a drink? I don't remember that one.

654 Name: TV Geek : 2010-06-15 03:39 ID:5Qn08mmU

Pizza Hut, remember? We paid for his dinner.

655 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-06-15 07:54 ID:wbETJd4I

Don't hold out.
Just let it go.
Scourge will never pay you back, alreet?

656 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-06-15 11:02 ID:HBlrgcSl

lolwut I have no idea wut is munny?

657 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-06-15 19:03 ID:oNqN5ae9

>>658 Oh maaaan... that was AGES ago! I don't know how you remember that.

658 Name: TV Geek : 2010-06-16 03:56 ID:5Qn08mmU

I'm that unsociable, I remember't most of the details that happen whenever I meet other people. Unless I don't like them, that is.

And I want that drink at some point. I think Rayokarna does too, but it was a while ago that he said this, so things could have changed.

659 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-06-16 06:25 ID:HBlrgcSl

LOLWUT?

660 Name: TV Geek : 2010-06-16 06:56 ID:5Qn08mmU

Shut it, virus boy.

661 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-06-16 07:50 ID:AuZr15ih

I'm healthy again, thank you very much.

662 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-06-16 21:17 ID:oNqN5ae9

Does that mean I don't get that hot chocolate Holden owes me either? I'm heartbroken.

>>662 I doubt Rayo is that bothered, and let's face it, the only thing he drinks is tap water so it's hardly a case of /buying/ a drink... I'm personally not bothered either, so it's just you really. X3

663 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-06-17 05:50 ID:A+MrBFqj

>>667

You'll get your hot chocolate for sure :) or a frap. as it's getting quite summery.

664 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-06-17 21:05 ID:oNqN5ae9

Yaaaay frap :D I love frappuccinos, I have one every time I go to Starbucks here ^^

665 Name: TV Geek : 2010-06-18 10:32 ID:5Qn08mmU

So, no meeting this week?

I'm pretty sure that Holden, TearThePetals and enchantedsleeper (obviously) won't be there, so it's a pretty safe bet that neither will Scourge or Rayokarna, so I think we should probably announce that no one will be there this week, in case someone new suddenly reads this thing.

So, I'm announcing it, there is no meeting this week, the next one should be on Sunday 27th June, if my maths is reliable.

Is the group ok with that?

666 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-06-19 16:40 ID:Zbg8mNOB

I'm a definite maybe..

I am planning to be extremely drunk the day before, possibly with a few of the meet up...

zoz 'n' chips.

667 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-06-20 12:46 ID:vOOhBgtH

>>667

Looks like a Princess knows her Knight all too well.

>>670

I definatly plan on going on the 27th.

668 Name: TV Geek : 2010-06-21 06:05 ID:5Qn08mmU

>>671

Surely there isn't THAT much planning involved in the alcohol consumption process?

>>672

Cool, see you there. If you see enchantedsleeper before me, which you may well do, tell her I said hi.

As for the meeting, Sunday 27th June, Starbucks just off Tottenham Court Road. Literally just around the corner from the Dominion Theatre. Can't miss it. There should be at least two of us there, possibly three or more.

669 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-06-21 15:05 ID:Nlq0bNx0

>>673

This event takes lots of planning.

And Rayo has convinced me to come, so enjoy my hangover and let's keep this meeting quiet and orderly.

670 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-06-21 16:29 ID:Jtcpbcxk

Agreed.

671 Name: TV Geek : 2010-06-22 02:29 ID:5Qn08mmU

>>674

Well, on the quiet and orderly front, you know I try, but I can't guarantee anything beforehand.

672 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-06-22 03:56 ID:Pi4Z/aRl

>>676

No really, you have to.

673 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-06-22 04:19 ID:V/C4ogu7

>>677

I love you.

Please TV Geek, I'm going to have a stressful night and morning, so keeping it quiet..

674 Name: TV Geek : 2010-06-22 04:40 ID:5Qn08mmU

Umm, okay, but when we get there you'd have to explain what's going on.

675 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-06-25 03:43 ID:+yg+iaWu

>>672 xD Please, almost everyone knows that much about you.

>>673 "which you may well do" LOL, understatement of the century. He was only the first person I saw when I came back to the country :P

Anyway, I'm back in the UK now! Yay fun times.

676 Name: TV Geek : 2010-06-28 05:35 ID:5Qn08mmU

So, next Sunday, who's going to be there?

Keep in mind, everyone who failed to attend the last one missed an epic surprise.

I'm hoping that's some incentive to show up next week.

677 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-06-28 05:43 ID:QoM5SuQC

I'm gonna be MIA until further notice.
Mostly because I'm planning to do my patented disappearing trick for a few weeks.

What was this surprise? Was it Rebecca?

678 Name: TV Geek : 2010-06-28 08:57 ID:5Qn08mmU

Damn, you got it. Yes, she showed up, completely unexpectedly. Well, on my part anyway.

It was definitely the best thing to happen all week. For me, anyway.

679 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-06-29 12:57 ID:T3YP7BIb

I could be away from the meetings for a while due to being diagnosed with Glandular Fever. Mm, Hospital beds. The energy shakes are nice too.

680 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-06-29 12:58 ID:T3YP7BIb

I could be away from the meetings for a while due to being diagnosed with Glandular Fever. Mm, Hospital beds. The energy shakes are nice too.

681 Name: TV Geek : 2010-06-30 15:47 ID:5Qn08mmU

Oh gosh. Why is this the first I'm hearing of this, are you okay? If not, are you at least likely to live?

I'm hoping for a positive answer (I think) get better fast Scourge.

682 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-06-30 15:54 ID:vOOhBgtH

Yes, 'twas me. xD I was all prepared to spend the day with family but mum wanted to look round this fete with my nana so she said that I could just go up to the meeting as normal. I figured I'd keep it quiet as a surprise, though as it turned out only one person was able to appreciate the surprise xD (Rayo already being in the know). It was still worthwhile, though!

Sucks that you're ill again, Scourge >_< How long do you think you'll be out of action for?

683 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-06-30 16:34 ID:QoM5SuQC

He'll be released soon, but probably not back to superhuman Scourge strength.

My poor handsome boy eh :(

684 Name: TV Geek : 2010-07-02 07:54 ID:5Qn08mmU

So, the next meeting being the day after tomorrow, it would be helpful to know who can be there.

I know I will, and I'm pretty sure that Rayocarna and enchantedsleeper will be there too, but everyone else is currently a mystery.

Scourge is of course excused if he's not up to it, and by association so is Holden, so, TearThePetals, how about you?

685 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-07-02 09:06 ID:QoM5SuQC

Scourge is more than 'not up to it'. I wont be going because I'm leaving London for a few days. HURRAY.

I brought up having a meeting some time in the week with EnchantedSleeper.. is anyone up for that?

686 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-07-02 14:12 ID:U4H5zCO+

Ah, I was just going to raise that point myself. I am definitely up for it (of course), and since my boss has given me my work schedule for the next three months I can tell you exactly when I'm free. Wednesdays are best since I actually have no shifts at all on a Wednesday, weirdly enough. I'm busy most Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, but there are one or two exceptions. Anyway, what about everyone else? What do y'all fancy doing?

687 Name: TV Geek : 2010-07-02 15:28 ID:5Qn08mmU

No clue what I want to do. Any day's good for me except Tuesdays.

688 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-07-02 17:47 ID:U4H5zCO+

>>689 Also, unforgivable typo in that post >.>

689 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-07-03 08:14 ID:QoM5SuQC

How about we go out on a limb and say Wednesday is a good day?

690 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-07-07 06:07 ID:QoM5SuQC

Right.
Toy Story 3 is released on the 19th of July.

WE MUST GO AND SEE THIS.

When, where, sort it out guys?

691 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-07-08 14:25 ID:2LqMHRag

squints at calendar Wellll, the 21st is a Wednesday and I for one am not doing anything on that day. As of yet. But I did promise I'd see it with my best friend Eleanor and her sister, and that may be the only day I can see it with her before we all take off to Christian camp on the 23rd. So I dunno about that one, maybe you guys should go see it without me since I'm working on the 19th, 20th and 22nd.

As for where, a cinema might be a good place to see it. Probably in London. But I don't know anything about cinemas in London except that they're extortionate, so I'll leave that one up to someone else to answer.

692 Name: TV Geek : 2010-07-10 12:08 ID:5Qn08mmU

I don't think I'll be there tomorrow. With the weather what it is, I would die if I attempted to go all that way. Sorry guys, have fun without me. Enjoy the lack of hyperactivity.

693 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-07-10 15:45 ID:tmWFOJki

WEAK.
You are weak.
You've probably drank tea hotter than this.

694 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-07-10 16:03 ID:2LqMHRag

Okay, but apart from TVG, everyone else is still coming, yes? :3

695 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-07-10 16:53 ID:tmWFOJki

What time are we meeting? 2 or 3?

696 Name: TV Geek : 2010-07-10 18:26 ID:5Qn08mmU

Well, I'm still inwardly debating, depends on the heat in the morning.

And, epic fail ahead:
I've never actually had tea before.

697 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-07-11 02:25 ID:2LqMHRag

You guys can start the meeting whenever, but I'll still be there at 3:30 same as always. Also, tea ain't that great, though some types of Chinese tea are very nice. But in general, coffee for the win.

698 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-07-12 08:33 ID:tmWFOJki

Wagwannnn,

Beach on the 18th of August, as this seems to be the only time Ben and Rebecca are free

ALSO.
I'm starting a calendar on the blog, to make this whole shebang a lot easier. No more unnecessary squabbling as it will all be in one handy place.

I'm awesome, I know.

699 Name: TV Geek : 2010-07-13 02:42 ID:5Qn08mmU

I'm gonna need someone to tell me exactly how much a trip to the beach is likely to cost. It's just, with Toy Story, my Nerdfighter thing and now the beach, all happening in August... I need knowledges.

Grrrr, summer always has been troublesome for me.

700 Name: TV Geek : 2010-07-18 17:44 ID:5Qn08mmU

Sorry for the apparent 'double-post', but it's been like a week.

So, this weeks meeting was a little odd. Only three of us there, eventually. And even then, there were significant gaps of time where it seemed like just two and a half were present.

Anyone planning on coming to the next one, or do we cancel?

And if anyone does want to come, what time do you want to be there by?

701 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-07-19 04:13 ID:GGJZfXg1

Hello one and all.
I've forgotten my password for the blog (skills, Caulfield..skills)

So here is the calendar of events:

25th July: Starbucks
1st August: Big meeting, ask Rayokarna for details.
4th August: Group trip to see Toy Story 3
7th August: Starbucks
14th August: Starbucks
18th August: Beach trip to Brighton..this needs to be discussed further.
21st August: Starbucks.

Any issues with this? Have I got anything wrong?
Anything to add?

702 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-07-19 10:22 ID:lXHwHNlX

I'll put it on the blog when I get a chance.

703 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-07-19 17:44 ID:w6AlnK2w

Knew there was a reason I kept you around.

704 Name: TV Geek : 2010-07-20 02:44 ID:5Qn08mmU

Holden, there's a problem.

The meetings on the 7th and 14th and 21st of August technically don't exist, as those are Saturdays, not Sundays. I know this because my Nerdfighter gathering is on Saturday 14th August.

Also, I worked out with paper and pen that the 4th will be a Wednesday, so, erm it's impossible for the 7th to be a Sunday.

Sorry, but you did ask if you'd gotten anything wrong.

705 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-07-21 03:27 ID:XAnN3qNd

Re do the calendar with the correct dates then? I just made it up as I went a long. One day out isn't too bad really, is it?

706 Name: TV Geek : 2010-07-21 03:46 ID:5Qn08mmU

Fine.

25th July: Starbucks
1st August: Big meeting, apparently.
4th August: Toy Story 3 (Probably in Central London)
8th August: Starbucks
15th August: Starbucks
18th August: Brighton
22nd August: Starbucks

If there are any new people who want to come along, our standard meeting schedule is Sundays at 2:00pm upstairs in the Starbucks in Tottenham Court Road. Just round the corner from the Dominion Theatre.

If you need any additional information, feel free to ask.

707 Name: TV Geek : 2010-07-27 08:40 ID:5Qn08mmU

Ok, I don't mean to double-post again, but it has been about a week.

Next meeting will be 1st August, in Starbucks. As far as I know everyone should be able to make it, if I am at all mistaken, please type about it when you get a chance.

708 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-07-27 18:04 ID:df0sDKZt

Soz 'n' chips.
Not coming, learning the Lindy Hop and jelly-rolling my hair.

I'm sure you understand

709 Name: Tearthepetals : 2010-07-28 03:52 ID:e6vAvzU3

Probably won't be there as it's my dad's birthday this week so a family meal will be arranged. See you guys on wednesday.

710 Name: TV Geek : 2010-07-28 05:16 ID:5Qn08mmU

Okay but on Wednesday, do we know what time and location we're meeting up at?

711 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-07-28 07:01 ID:df0sDKZt

1pm.
Leicester Square.

I'll have Scourge look at times and stuff.

712 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-08-01 05:13 ID:ccGPMiza

Unable to attend today due to insomnia. I'll let people know film times on this thread or individually.

713 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-01 14:55 ID:5Qn08mmU

Rayokarna was supposed to do this when he got home, but he didn't.

Bad news about our meeting location. It doesn't exist anymore. We think there was an implosion of some kind. Either way, there's now a conversation to be had on Wednesday at any rate.

I'm still not sure exactly what happened, but it looked bad.

714 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-01 15:45 ID:zKR8Ninp

Oh God.
That's my favourite Starbucks.

This is not good. START A RELIEF FUND

715 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-08-01 15:55 ID:BLGZqpyr

>>718

I know, it's was amazing, flat land and everything.

716 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-08-01 15:59 ID:ZR7ewUCH

WHAT A HILARIOUSLY UNFUNNY JOKE

717 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-02 03:06 ID:4F/dAbFX

..By the by.. You guys = cunts.

718 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-02 06:52 ID:5Qn08mmU

Hey, it's not as if we did it, we just showed up there and... well I regret not having a camera.

719 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-08-02 15:18 ID:/SjBqA6E

Oh don't lie, "Mistress Arson", the whole thing was clearly your handiwork. X3 We all know what you're like.

Anyway, I'm sure the reporters must have got some good footage.

720 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-08-03 08:13 ID:ZR7ewUCH

CINEMA TIMES

Empire Cinemas Leicester Square

You have a choice between the more expensive Circle seats and the bog-standard Stall seats.

Toy Story 3 (3D) will cost £13.95 in the stalls, and £16.95 in the Circle.

I vote stalls.

The film starts at 15:00 sharp. That's 3PM for those that don't know the 24 hour clock.

Any questions?

721 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-08-03 08:22 ID:ZR7ewUCH

OK, I've checked and this is an ORANGE WEDNESDAYS cinema.

If you have an Orange phone, get yourself a TxtTkt.

As the film isn't until 3, shall we all meet at 2PM?

We can all meet on the grass behind the Ticket sales stand. You can't miss it. Big and covered with LED boards.

See you tomorrow!

722 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-03 09:47 ID:5Qn08mmU

Sounds great, can't wait.

I have 3D glasses now, they let you take your own ones, don't they? Hope so.

Anyway, 14:00 sounds good, see you tomorrow.

723 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-03 12:47 ID:760OBgtn

Errr guys.

I just had a look see at the Empire Cinema..
And they're doing a Fright Fest...

CAN WE GO? CAN WE? CAN WE?... European premiere of I Spit On Your Grave!

724 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-03 14:18 ID:5Qn08mmU

When you say Fright Fest, what do you mean? Is there likely to be blood involved?

Let me put this a better way, do you think I would be tempted to squeak in parts? If yes, then I'm interested. I do hope I haven't put you off.

725 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-08-03 15:20 ID:/SjBqA6E

A Fright Fest? I'm not really into horror...

It's a shame I'm not on Orange any more, though I have O2 surprises to compensate for it. And yeah, the tickets will be expensive enough without posh seats xD Stall sounds good to me.

See you guys at 2!

726 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-08-03 16:17 ID:ZR7ewUCH

Fuck horror films. If I want to scare myself shitless, I'll spend a day playing the Wikipedia game on ED.

727 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-03 16:23 ID:4F/dAbFX

Scourge, you suck. Wikipedia game on what now?

728 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-08-03 18:10 ID:KBBZDUhP

Encyclopedia Dramatica.

729 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-04 01:21 ID:5Qn08mmU

This sounds interesting. Link please. (The game, not the cinema stuff.)

730 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-05 06:56 ID:M1Ne3P8a

Right cool kids of London bbs.

I wont be seeing you this week, and may not the week after, depending on how awful my results are :D

So. If you want anything from my travels let me know via here/text/facebook, but, unless I'm seeing you the Friday/Saturday I come back I"m not bringing back tastiness.

Have an awesome few weeks.

731 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-05 13:56 ID:5Qn08mmU

What? I don't count as a cool kid, do I? That's never happened before. Weird.

Ok, so, I thought I'd redo the calendar thing, as things seem to be going differently than I think were expected when the calendar was first written.

Sunday 8th August: Starbucks meeting (Low attendance expected)
Sunday 15th August: Starbucks meeting (Low attendance expected)
Wednesday 18th August: Picnic in Hyde Park (Depending on the weather)
Sunday 22nd August: Starbucks meeting (Attendance possibly back to normal)

If I've made any mistakes please feel free to correct them.

Holden, as for the travels thing, you don't need to get me anything, but if you were to decide that you wanted to, make sure that it's either free, or very low cost, I wouldn't want that on my conscience. Especially not if there's a chance I could break it. Other than that, I hope you have all the fun possible, although, I also hope you stay safe. I'm told the two can sometimes be the opposite of one another. Oh well.

732 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-08 03:03 ID:5Qn08mmU

CHANGE OF LOCATION!

As the Starbucks we've been using is under refurbishment and Holden, Scourge and I know how little space there is left now, also, our spot is completely gone, and seeing as not many people are going to be there today, I'm changing the location.

The new meeting place is the Starbucks just up the road towards Oxford Street. It's the first one you'll find on the opposite side of the road. Just so that you know, it's the one with a downstairs seating area, which you can see just by walking past.

If anyone has any grievous complaints about this, let me know, but today I'm going to the new one.

733 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-08-09 11:15 ID:BLGZqpyr

>>736 Sure, all of us London fanficcers are cool purely because we're London fanficcers. That's a given!

Also, we're getting snowed under by American threads D: Do not like.

Picnic sounds groovy; let's hope the sun shiiiiines!

734 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-11 12:50 ID:5Qn08mmU

>>738 But if the sun shines too much I may find myself possibly a little bit dead. I'm not liking this plan so much.

735 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-08-13 02:28 ID:uFPnKPFF

Who's going to be at the meet up this week? Because they're just depressing when only two of us show.

736 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-13 09:11 ID:5Qn08mmU

Well, I second that. Unfortunately, we know pretty much for a fact that Enchantedsleeper and HoldenCaulfield won't be there. This reduces the chances of Scourgeofthegalaxy and Rayokarna being there.

So, unless they say something contradicting me, and then proceed to show up, or, unless I find people on Saturday willing to go after only a day's notice, it looks like it's just you and I again.

However, in theory, there should be a trip to the park on Wednesday.

737 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-13 09:14 ID:5Qn08mmU

Actually, I said 'know for a fact' but I just know for certain that ES won't be there, I can't quite remember the complete details of what HC said, but I think the chances of her being there may be small anyway.

738 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-13 12:40 ID:XAnN3qNd

Bonsoir.

I may be there on Sunday, depends on Scourge and my hangover.

739 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-08-16 09:53 ID:64BXOpjh

So is this picnic still happening this Wednesday?

740 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-08-16 15:08 ID:Sl6LwdvV

Got a Hospital appointment at lunchtime. Possibility afterwards....

741 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-16 16:00 ID:ZR7ewUCH

What's the plan then boys and girls?

Someone needs to check the weather, .. if the weather is shite (likely) what are we gonna do?

742 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-16 17:13 ID:5Qn08mmU

Well, Tearthepetals said it would rain on Wednesday, on BBC weather it says it should be sunny in the morning/lunchtime and rain later on.

No idea what we can do.

Oh, something weird about Sunday's lack of meeting. I walked the 13 miles from Tottenham Court Road to my house. No buses or anything. Was a bit lonely.

Anyway, I have no suggestions for Wednesday, other than umbrellas.

743 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-16 18:13 ID:ZR7ewUCH

I'm totally not sitting in the rain,
film?
museum?
'bucks?

Come on kiddies.. ideas!

744 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-17 08:42 ID:uZDBlOYn

Rain check for tomorrow due to brokeness and results day on Thursday.

Have fun, see you all on Sunday.

745 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-17 14:05 ID:5Qn08mmU

Ok, see you Sunday.

746 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-17 15:19 ID:ZR7ewUCH

I may be able to do something tomorrow if enough people are interested, as I need to be up for a hospital appointment and in town anyway.

So if enough people bother to reply by the time I leave for the hospital in the morning, we can arrange something!

747 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-17 15:40 ID:O5Rx4PTA

Change your name from mine to your own Scourge.

748 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-17 16:45 ID:5Qn08mmU

Yeah, Scourge, you're not fooling anyone!

As for tomorrow, count me out. Too broke. Sorry.

749 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-17 17:53 ID:O5Rx4PTA

>>753 My fault it's set as me, I did like.. rape his computer.

See everyone on Sunday then, as it seems that none of us have the moneys, or at least that's the impression I got from Rayokarna and EnchantedSleeper.

750 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-08-17 19:53 ID:Sl6LwdvV

Oh, I thought I had changed it... Never mind.

Okay, fair enough. See everyone on Sunday then.

751 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-08-18 16:27 ID:vjODcDIF

>>754 Yeah, sorry about that guys, but Rayo is broke as well and what with two Christian camps in a row and regular trips to London, I am currently spending far more money than I should XP Tell you what, you should all come to my neck of the woods to see a film; cinema out here costs half as much as it does in London. To get to my area, just follow the signs labelled The Middle of Nowhere. When you start to see large expanses of grass containing cows and horses, and next to no buildings, you're getting close.

I'll be there on Sunday, but Rayo's at a gaming weekend and can't make it, in case anyone wasn't aware.

752 Name: TearThePetals : 2010-08-19 09:08 ID:ue4GlX0Y

Am most likely not going to be there on sunday (family commitments) sorry

753 Name: TearThePetals : 2010-08-19 09:08 ID:ue4GlX0Y

Am most likely not going to be there on sunday (family commitments) sorry

754 Name: TearThePetals : 2010-08-19 09:08 ID:ue4GlX0Y

Am most likely not going to be there on sunday (family commitments) sorry

755 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-21 04:48 ID:5Qn08mmU

So, meeting tomorrow. Other than Tearthepetals, are we all likely to be there?

756 Name: LawleyPop024 : 2010-08-21 05:05 ID:1EbV+iBB

Wait, I'm confused. Where, exactly, is everyone meeting?

And I don't even know why I'm asking, because I'll probably not be able to go, lol. But, yeah... Where?

757 Name: LawleyPop024 : 2010-08-21 05:06 ID:1EbV+iBB

Wait, I'm confused. Where, exactly, is everyone meeting?

And I don't even know why I'm asking, because I'll probably not be able to go, lol. But, yeah... Where?

758 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-21 05:17 ID:VGKP2rp3

>>760
Apart from Tearthepetals and Rayokarna we'll all be in attendance.

>>762

Hey, sorry our thread is a little confusing at times.

We'll be meeting tomorrow at 2/3ish at Starbucks New Oxford St, just round the corner from Tottenham Court Rd Station.

Well lets hope you can make it

759 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-08-21 14:44 ID:vjODcDIF

>>763 Hmmm, but we can't be expected to reiterate the location every time there's a meeting, can we? Should we? Or maybe we could remind people of the existence of the blog every so often, since that's what it's there for. And it has a map and all.

I'll be a bit late, but should be there around 4-4:30.

760 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-22 04:59 ID:5Qn08mmU

Okay then, I'll probably be a bit late today.

>>762 Just so you know what to look for when you get there, I'm average height with long brown hair that's a bit curly and I'll have a big bag designed to go over one shoulder. I'll be wearing a red top and black trousers. I also wear glasses.
HoldenCaulfield is about the same height with short red hair of varying lengths depending on where on the skull you look.
Enchantedsleeper has long straight hair, sometimes with a ribbon in it. And glasses.
Scourgeofthegalaxy is a tall guy with extremely curly/frizzy hair and glasses.

I hope that's enough information for you, if not just type back and we'll see what we can do. Can't wait to meet you.

761 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-08-22 06:18 ID:J4DB4CfO

I'M SAT IN BUCKS ON MY OWN BECAUSE THE ONE TIME I'M HERE AT 2 YOU ALL DECIDE TO BE LATE! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH

762 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-08-22 12:32 ID:vjODcDIF

>>765 xD Your description makes me sound like a 6-year-old girl. I haven't worn a ribbon in my hair for ages.

763 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-22 15:03 ID:5Qn08mmU

>>766 Well now you know how I normally feel.

>>767 Hmm, sorry, but You and ribbons are now linked in my head. You only have yourself to blame you know.

764 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-22 17:35 ID:ZR7ewUCH

>>765
Errr. I'm taller than you, thank you.

765 Name: TV Geek : 2010-08-23 06:11 ID:5Qn08mmU

>>769
I can't remember that crap. You're the one who first replied to her, you should have thought about recognition problems at the time.

766 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-23 18:53 ID:ZR7ewUCH

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767 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-08-24 01:12 ID:lnqMXkx7

Well I'm taller than both of you so hush.

768 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-24 05:35 ID:uZDBlOYn

Touché.

Either way, blog will start again in September when everyone's schedules are more regimented.

And we can begin some sort of newbie recruitment drive.

'Neo Writers need YOU!'

769 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-08-24 05:36 ID:J4DB4CfO

What's this about being tall?

770 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-25 05:44 ID:VGKP2rp3

Rain check for the weekend.
Being super busy this week.

771 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-08-26 04:14 ID:vjODcDIF

I've actually tried advertising on a couple of fanfiction sites I used to frequent, but no dice. I think Ben is still going to put the word out on Anime League, which he reckons will get some results. I just hope it's not an influx of Narutards. Any other ideas on promoting ourselves? You know, Yoshino's method of recruiting people for the BBS was creepy, but you have to admit it worked. Now that he's switched his focus to the USA the influx of new English people (certainly new Londoners) appears to have dried up. Sigh.

>>768 Eh, I can think of worse things to be linked to. Incidentally, I think you and I are the same height.

772 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-08-26 08:01 ID:VGKP2rp3

I think more encouragement on BBS, maybe spreading the word on different forums and communities.

Anime League is a good place to spread the word, but I do think there will be an influx of Narutards, and I will be the first to admit that, yes I am a narutard, but even I cannot deal with extreme fanboys/girls.

773 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-08-26 08:52 ID:vjODcDIF

Yeah, I figured that, so does anyone have suggestions for specific forums and communities?

I still think even a few Narutards would liven things up a bit xD It's okay, we can scare them off after one meeting. We'll have like a revolving door of members... until word gets out about our anti-Narutard (and anti-Twilight) sentiment and then people stop coming.

774 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-08-29 01:38 ID:bcXDL77k

Am not going today, have had too much alcohol in the past few days to act like a decent human being for an afternoon. See y'all next week.

775 Name: TV Geek : 2010-09-01 04:21 ID:oAVMieQo

Well, my internet was out all last week, I missed a lot. And on Sunday, I missed all of you, wtf?

You completely missed the first meeting with Starbucks being completely pretty. It was amazing, I think you'll all love it.

Unfortunately, because it's all new and shiny, there may be problems with securing space when no one is there to fill it. So, in light of this I need people to respond. Who will/can be there this week?

776 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-09-01 06:52 ID:4F/dAbFX

Soz 'n' chips.
I will not be attending until the 12th.

Blog will restart week commencing the 6th. And I suggest advertising the meet up on forums. TV Geek how about asking some Nerd Fighters?

777 Name: TV Geek : 2010-09-01 14:20 ID:oAVMieQo

I can try. No idea how many of them a huge into the fanfic thing, but I can have a look around the Ning.

And it's spelled Nerdfighters! (Something-or-other knows I've typed it on here enough times.)

Ok, so I'll see some people on Sunday. Yay.

778 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-09-01 17:22 ID:vjODcDIF

Which forums though?

I don't think I'll be able to make it this Sunday after all, since it's the last weekend before my driving test. The Sunday after I definitely can't make because I'm at my goddaughter's baptism. But after that, it looks good. xD

779 Name: TV Geek : 2010-09-02 09:47 ID:oAVMieQo

>>783
Oh... but, but...
Okay, fine, see you when possible.
Have fun and stuff.

780 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-09-02 12:12 ID:vjODcDIF

xD I know you wanted me to help with the list, TVG, but I REALLY want to pass my test before I go to uni :p At least we got those two at CEX, right?

781 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-09-02 17:45 ID:V6aPDYjy

Due to works on the central line taking place this weekend, I'll be unable to attend sunday's meeting (well, without getting two trains or something time-consuming and far too tedious for a sunday afternoon). See y'all the week after.

782 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-09-03 01:02 ID:vjODcDIF

xD Man, it's normal for me to take three trains just to get to the meetings, whether there are construction works or not.

783 Name: TV Geek : 2010-09-03 03:25 ID:oAVMieQo

>>787 It's not that, the new Starbucks is gorgeous, and none of you know that yet! Really, you won't believe your eyes when you get up those steps.

As for the list, it actually works out better this way, I'll have a great deal more to spend when you are there. At least £100 or so. Do you know what a dent we could put in the list with that?

So, this week's meeting sounds like it'll just be me then? Okay, I'll try walking there or something.

784 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-09-03 05:56 ID:vjODcDIF

Ah, I'm sorry not to see the refurbished Starbucks.

I'm actually quite scared by the fact that £100 will only put a "dent" in the list. XD Don't forget that I'm the one who actually has to buy all these!

785 Name: TV Geek : 2010-09-03 08:25 ID:oAVMieQo

Yeah, but I have to carry them home. And, it means I'm budgeting myself £5 to last a whole week until then. Although, that £5 is really just being reserved to get me to the meetings and then through the meetings. So... shrugs I suppose my friend could have been on to something with the whole OCD thing.

786 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-09-05 13:45 ID:1+AR+9fS

Right guys.

The time has come.

I am leaving the Neo-Writers due to other commitments and some personal stuff.

So, I shall try and see you guy's periodically, and speak to you all on facebook/MSN, but otherwise.

It's been a hell of a ride.

787 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-09-05 17:07 ID:vjODcDIF

Aww man.... don't go! D: The Neo Writers needs you!! Nah, I totally understand your reasons, but I can still be upset about it >< And I'm not even gonna be there next week for your last meeting. Are you suuure you can't make the one after? Rumour has it that Lin Waddell might be there...

788 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-09-05 17:15 ID:vjODcDIF

>>792 Ah shit... don't kill me, but I've just remembered I can't make the meeting on the 19th after all... it's the big annual family gathering for my dad's side of the family, with all twelve grandchildren, six aunts/uncles (plus my parents) and my grandparents... very big deal. And a lot of fun too, actually.

You know, in light of the string of meetings that barely anyone has been able to attend because of clashes with events and various commitments, what if we sometimes switched the meeting to a Saturday instead? I know there must have been a reason we started meeting on Sundays and not Saturdays, but if Saturday sometimes turned out to be better for people... why not do that?

789 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-09-05 17:30 ID:1+AR+9fS

I could do more Saturday's than Sundays.

Time to sit down and have a re-think of the meetings, less frequent maybe?
Or maybe even moving them to Saturday evening, once a month and doing something a little less ordinary?

790 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-09-06 00:41 ID:5aFAnKZy

I agree with holden, getting up on a sunday morning just to sit in starbucks feels pointless most weeks. Even more so now i'm going to be starting full time work.

I may not be at next week's meeting depending whether a friend passes her driving test and has access to a car.

791 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-09-06 00:41 ID:5aFAnKZy

I agree with holden, getting up on a sunday morning just to sit in starbucks feels pointless most weeks. Even more so now i'm going to be starting full time work.

I may not be at next week's meeting depending whether a friend passes her driving test and has access to a car.

792 Name: TV Geek : 2010-09-06 07:02 ID:oAVMieQo

Well, considering that I went to Starbucks yesterday, and then walked home (left at 8:30pm, got home 1:am) I think I'd be okay with a Saturday afternoon sort of meeting time. Or, maybe doing something a little less ordinary, as Holden says. However, I have to say I'm a little worried that if one of us officially leaves the group or something then the rest of it will disintegrate.

I really like that The Neo Writers exist, I'm sure if we put our minds to it we can work something out.

>>793
# slaps own forehead # Ok, are you likely to be there the 26th? I know that's close to when you need to leave for uni, so, is it remotely possible that we can work something out that doesn't revolve around Sundays? MSN me, please, this needs discussing, and I don't just mean the List, you need to see that new shiny Starbucks!

793 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-09-06 12:57 ID:1+AR+9fS

Well either way, I wont be regularly attending meetings.
I love you guys to bits (yes, even you Katherine.. you're like my odd ball little sister) but I've gotta work hard this year, I've gotta earn some mula and work towards Uni.

I'd much rather hang out as friends, like go to the cinema, maybe go for meals... or much more preferable, go for a nice drink (they make virgin cocktails) once and a while and have a good old catch up.

794 Name: TV Geek : 2010-09-06 13:24 ID:oAVMieQo

>>771 Really Holden, even me?

I get what you're saying, let's just see how it goes, with an air to staying in contact when possible if you can't be there every week. Odds are I probably will be there every week, even without the rest of you there I've gotten to like it.

795 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-09-06 13:53 ID:vjODcDIF

>>797: At the moment... the 26th looks good. xD It's still like a week before I have to be there, and even if I'm busy with preparations and stuff, I should be able to make it to London for one day. But this is why I suggested we look at doing Saturdays instead of Sundays, then I might be able to make the 18th or something before that.

I don't want the Neo Writers to disintegrate either, and if we're all agreed that we don't want that, then I don't see why it should happen. Holden hasn't gone altogether, she's still here and she might be able to drop in sometimes if we can arrange it. We just need to organise stuff well in advance, so we can arrange a day that everyone or almost everyone can make, whether it's a Saturday, a Sunday, or even a weekday. I'm in favour of decreasing the frequency, as long as it means that people will make a bit more effort to come when we do have one. At the moment I think we all suffer from an attitude of, "It doesn't matter if I miss this one, I can always go next week", but then something crops up the following week as well... It doesn't have to be as drastic a reduction as once a month; what about bi-weekly for a start? Rayo actually suggested that some time ago and it seems like an idea.

I'm all in favour of doing something a little out of the ordinary, not sure exactly what that might be but I'm open to suggestions. Unfortunately it's not really "picnic in the park" season any more but we can look for some other "nerdy" things to do around London.

Then there's the question of recruiting more members, which we've been bandying about a bit. Rayo is definitely going to plug our group around Anime League; TVG, I'm counting on you to scout around the Ning. I can't believe there isn't anyone amongst the Nerdfighters who dabbles in fanfic, or who might be interested in it. I'm trying to persuade a writer friend of mine to come along who says he writes Harry Potter fanfiction in his head xD Also, I intend to try and promote our group around my favourite site, Gaia Online, which is a forum-based website.

The last thing I want to suggest is that we start using the Facebook group properly again, because that's a really useful tool for organising stuff like special events, and if Abbie's not going to be around to do the blog after all, we can refer people to the FB group instead. Plus, we can put up pictures of our amazing exploits and make others jealous xD

796 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-09-06 14:03 ID:vjODcDIF

>>798 You don't regularly attend meetings at the moment XD Katherine is really the one one who can say she does.

Also, I totally stole post #800 :3

797 Name: TV Geek : 2010-09-08 06:53 ID:oAVMieQo

Okay, seeing as everything seems to be a bit up in the air with regards to the group as a whole, when would we like to have the next meeting?

I suggest either Saturday 25th, or Sunday 26th of September.
Same Starbucks as normal. (Which is so cool and none of you have seen yet, unless you've gone along without telling me!)

To be clear, that's not this weekend or the one after that, but the one after that. I figure that should give us all time to clear our schedules and stuff, unless anyone wants to move it to an earlier date. Or something.

Let me know what you peoples think.

798 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-09-08 08:04 ID:uZDBlOYn

Busy.

Soz 'n' chips.

799 Name: TV Geek : 2010-09-08 11:10 ID:oAVMieQo

Ok, anyone else?

800 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-09-08 15:22 ID:PVj6MJAb

I'm going to be busy for the next few weekends as I'm spending time with friends before they bugger off to uni, and will be on holiday for two weeks in october. Oh, and my sister is having the twins in late october so I don't know how much time I'll be spending with the family. And I'm looking for a job so don't know what my schedule will be like then.

Wow, I have more going on then I thought! I really do want to see you guys soon, though.

801 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-09-12 11:04 ID:vjODcDIF

Okay, it's a shame you guys are busy, but both Saturday and Sunday are good dates for me. I hope we might also have the attendance of Lin Waddell (who should really start posting here himself again xD) which would give us someone extra. Whom we haven't seen in ages! ^^

If I had to state a preference for a day, I'd say Saturday so that I don't have to negotiate Sunday lunch like I normally do. It's become a bit of a tradition going up to London after lunch on Sunday, but on the other hand it means I can't come up any earlier than half past three, it makes things a bit rushed sometimes and it means I'm usually too stuffed to appreciate things like cookies and chocolate. Still, if Sunday turns out to be better for other people then I'm totally flexible. And once we've decided on a day we can... well, what do you guys think? Should we start using the FB group as our 'blog' and putting the date of the next meeting on there, or should we continue with the blog-blog and have someone else update it, like Rayo or TVG? Which would work best?

802 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-09-12 11:25 ID:0qmu7qYn

Saturday's are preferable to me.
And I shall now be slightly richer.
That Saturday is the only one I definitely can't do until October 30th and December 8th.

I think we should all keep an eye out, maybe find something a little less ordinary to do (I recommend checking out Time Out and LeCool London) and arrange things appropriately.

Plus, Christmas is coming up (feel my excitement) so Christmas Fairs, Ice Skating etc! Maybe even a trip to see Santa at Harrods.

I'll still blog the events etc, and maybe now and then there should be a Starbucks date so that new people can be integrated into the group easily.

What do you all think?

803 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-09-13 03:49 ID:vjODcDIF

You got the job??

Like I said before, I'm all in favour of interesting things to do, it's just a question of what. I've browsed around Time Out London, and there are loads of options, but I can't really pick one thing on behalf of the whole group, since we all have different tastes. Maybe we should each have a look and pick one thing that appeals, and then we can vote on which one sounds like a good activity for the group.

But I definitely think we should have our ordinary Starbucks meetings more often than "now and then". Field trip-type meetings take a load of organising, which is why we've so far only managed one or two, and I can only see us having one every month or every couple of months, possibly with the exception of December since there's more stuff to do. (But for the record, I am CRAP at ice-skating). So I still think Starbucks should be the default.

804 Name: TV Geek : 2010-09-15 05:30 ID:2Ox3xtXc

Well, none of you have seen the new Starbucks yet, so for at least one meeting that's going to be a 'little less ordinary' in a sense. As for ice skating, I'm so up for that. I'm not saying I'm any good, but I do enjoy the temperature, and the falling over, adn trying to stand up again. Is that what being drunk is like?

I think enchantedsleeper hit the nail on the head, fun stuff that isn't at Starbucks is great, but we still need the Starbucks meetings to organise it all. Also, when organising stuff, please try to remember the money side of things, I know it's a downer, but it's a very important one.

As for days, I'm happy with either Saturday or Sunday, thanks to the iPlayer I can catch up on whatever I miss that is important.

And what was that about Lin Waddell? I'd forgotten about him, yes if he's reading this, post something!

Oh, considering that it's coming up to the One Year point, should we think about doing something special, trip-wise? I know individually we started showing up at different times, but I still think it'd be cool to do something with that in mind. No idea what though. When I get the internet back at home I'll look into it.

So, just so I know, does this weekend look in any way possible to anyone? I know enchantedsleeper has something going on, but I've forgotten about everyone else (sorry). Ok, respond please. I mean, well, if you feel like it anyway.

805 Name: DiGi Kurosaki : 2010-09-16 03:34 ID:aBOKUzDq

I live near London, but not the one you're thinking about sadly. :P

806 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-09-17 17:05 ID:Nmt7VFWC

>>810 Is there a London in Ohio?

>>809 rolls eyes Was that a serious question, TVG?

Yay for nail-hitting. And yeah, money's a good point too actually, and something I think we can all agree on, because none of us has unlimited funds (to put it mildly) and if we attempted to do something 'adventurous' every meeting, we'd all be broke in like two months. I've contacted Lin Waddell via the Book of Faces, but he hasn't replied yet.

I think that the Neo Writers' one-year anniversary should be the date of the very first meeting, the one that only Scourge and Allys went to. It's just the easiest place to draw a line. I looked it up as being sometime in November, I forget the exact date.

Oh, and I think this week is a no-go for everyone considering Holden's left, TearthePetals is busy for a while, I'm at a family reunion and Rayo is with me, and Scourge hasn't said anything which doesn't really indicate free-ness. And besides, you need to get out of the 'every week' mentality because the meetings are every other week now x3 So if we're having one next weekend then that means we can't have one this weekend.

807 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-09-17 18:28 ID:hAF+XpRH

Yeah I'm free next week.

808 Name: TV Geek : 2010-09-18 06:03 ID:qnEKBV6j

>>811 There are Londons all over the North American continent. Well, I know for a fact there's one in Canada, and I'm fairly certain there would be places also named London in the US seeing as we kind of named places there after places in Britain when we went over there and inadvertently caused a chain reaction which resulted in the genocide of the native people of the continent and the slave trade, and later the election of both George Bush's.

Ok, alright, nothing this weekend. But next week definitely. Okay, I can live with that. I think.

I suppose I'll see some of you peoples in the future then, bye.

809 Name: TV Geek : 2010-09-21 02:09 ID:qnEKBV6j

Okay. This Saturday.

I know I'll be there, Enchantedsleeper should be there, Rayokarna should be there and so should Lin Waddell (if what I've heard from Enchantedsleeper is accurate).

Any other attendees?

Remember, the meeting will be on Saturday in the new and nicer Starbucks. Fun times await, I hope.

810 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-09-23 11:56 ID:ZFuPS5e8

Actually looking forward to this. 2pm?

811 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-09-23 16:01 ID:/SJ3nqXU

I may pop in.

812 Name: TV Geek : 2010-09-24 03:30 ID:qnEKBV6j

That's epic! You're going to take a short break from Halo to hang with us mere mortals! Cool.

See you there, bye.

813 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-09-24 15:33 ID:Nmt7VFWC

Okay, new plan, for anyone who isn't already in the know: we've decided to meet up at 12:30pm and go for lunch at Subway. If anyone new is lurking around the thread, please join us! We're meeting at the Starbucks on New Oxford Street, right near Tottenham Court Road station. It's just across from Dorothy Perkins. Look for a group of four or five 18 to 20-something year-olds talking about nerdy stuff. Descriptions can be found further back in the thread, I can't be bothered to reiterate them because I don't believe I'm actually talking to anyone here. x3

So come along and prove me wrong! XD

814 Name: TV Geek : 2010-09-25 16:35 ID:qnEKBV6j

Okay, when do people want the next meeting to be, and who wants to be there?

I know, it might not be for a while now, which I think is all the more reason to put some thought into it.

Any suggestions welcome. Any new people are perfectly welcome, if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

815 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-09-26 12:24 ID:Nmt7VFWC

Weekend of the 9th/10th October?

I can't make it though. xD I'm sort of at uni.

816 Name: TV Geek : 2010-10-04 01:53 ID:qnEKBV6j

Okay guys, this weekend are we meeting? If we are, I'm good for either Saturday or Sunday, if not then I suppose I'll have to keep missing you all. If anyone has anything to say on the matter, please say so, I don't really know what's going on any more.

Not that I ever did, but that's entirely beside the point.

817 Name: TV Geek : 2010-10-08 03:15 ID:qnEKBV6j

Hmm, no response from anyone whatsoever. So, am I to assume there is no meeting this weekend? Right.

So when do you want there to be one?

818 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-10-08 16:31 ID:2GhPS6Kb

How about the Sunday after this? I'm going to be in the area...

819 Name: TV Geek : 2010-10-09 05:48 ID:qnEKBV6j

Done! Same place/time as usual, or do you have any special arrangements that need making?

820 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-10-09 15:19 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Not really, but could we meet up earlier like we did at the last meeting? I have a uni thing to get back for in the evening so I have a time limit on how long I can be in London. Thus, early would be good.

821 Name: TV Geek : 2010-10-09 16:12 ID:qnEKBV6j

Okay, sounds fine to me. Meet up at around 12:00pm then? I can do earlier or something if you want, but that's my suggestion.

822 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-10-10 09:59 ID:OQ0+dkAo

Am back from holiday :) When are we next meeting?

823 Name: TV Geek : 2010-10-10 11:23 ID:qnEKBV6j

I'm pretty sure it's next Sunday, October 17th. It'll be a bit earlier than our normal 2-3 O Clock start though. Well, I think so anyway, I suggest just keeping a look out, but at the moment I think it'll be around 12:00 noon.

Same Starbucks as normal, I don't know if you've seen but they've finished fixing it now. I love it.

Anyway, haven't seen you in ages, hope you can make it! Take care.

824 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-10-10 16:03 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Hey ttp, nice to see you again :)

12pm at Starbucks sounds good to me. Wanna go for lunch somewhere again?

825 Name: TV Geek : 2010-10-11 12:04 ID:qnEKBV6j

Yeah, lunch sounds good. I am so glad I made a mental commandment to keep £20 back from my budget to use this weekend. So, assuming I stick to that lunch and stuff should be fine.

Do we have any idea how many people can make it this week? The thing is I've been reading on the 'People you've met via BBS' thread that the group from Holland may be interested in visiting, or at least one or two of them may come over. We need to discuss logistics and stuff, and organise ourselves so that an actual dialogue can be possible with them. All I've been able to say so far is that as an individual, it'd be great to meet them, but we need to think about how things can work from the London end as a group as well.

Ok, can't wait to see at least the two of you that have posted, take care humans.

826 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-10-12 06:30 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>830 Dialogue seems to be taking place very nicely in the thread x3 I don't think this will happen until a school holiday of some description anyway, be it Christmas holidays (we should totally give them a tour of London with all the lights. Trafalgar Square anyone?) or Easter when the weather is a bit nicer. But one way or another, we've all got to ensure we can make it!

827 Name: TV Geek : 2010-10-13 11:36 ID:qnEKBV6j

>>831 Well, at the time I typed that I didn't see anyone of us saying much of anything. Then my internet cut out :(.

As for giving them a tour, absolutely! Although I must suggest that someone like Holden, Scourge or Rayokarna do the leading.

Whenever this happens, it's gonna be so much fun!

So, for that matter, will this Sunday's meeting. Can't wait for that either.

828 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-10-14 14:39 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Yep :3 Sadly Lin Waddell's not free this time though... he has work D:

829 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-10-14 17:02 ID:7zDqQU/6

@TVG- Apparently I'm not a Londoner anymore :P

Will be there on Sunday, provided my sister's labour lasts less than 48 hours, which it shouldn't.

830 Name: TV Geek : 2010-10-15 12:24 ID:qnEKBV6j

>>833 That's fine, he has a life, it's to be expected.

>>834 Really? How does that work out, where do you live now then? Also, can't wait to see you too. And yeah, I hope your sister does okay, sounds painful. I want to say 'Tell her I wish her as little pain as possible' but because I don't know her personally I don't know if that'll be weird or not. I do wish her, the baby, and everyone else involved well though.

Oh, I am in a great deal of pain now, and it may not go away by Sunday. Just a heads up in case I complain. (And this time it's not my fault.)

831 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-10-15 13:38 ID:m1OXwN1A

>>834 Oh wooow, your sister's having a baby! I hope everything goes okay.

>>835 What happened?

832 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-10-15 16:05 ID:bW//bYRB

I shall see you motherfuckers on Sunday.

Where are you meeting? and what time? Long story short, I can't be bothered to scroll up.

833 Name: TV Geek : 2010-10-16 00:39 ID:qnEKBV6j

>>837 Well, this Sunday, same nice Starbucks that we love, and it'll be a little earlier than normal, around 12:00 Noon because Enchantedsleeper needs to be gone early for some reason that I don't think has been fully specified to me, but I'm sure I'll find out when I remember to ask.

I've missed you, yay, you'll be there!

>>836 Well, it's complicated, but it involved heights, ropes, using what remains of my upper body strength, landing literally on my backside. And a harness. I'll explain when I see you. Oh, and in the morning, before all of that craziness, I fell down some stairs.

834 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-10-16 03:46 ID:n/EnJ1yh

>>838 Actually I found out the other day that the thing I needed to get back for is now on Tuesday (mucking up some other plans I had x3) so we can afford to meet up a bit later, say 1pm so that people don't have to drag themselves out of bed so early. x3 Sound good?

Also, did you go rock-climbing?

>>837 Yay! See you there :3

835 Name: TV Geek : 2010-10-16 09:27 ID:qnEKBV6j

>>839 Erm, not exactly, although there was a section that was a little bit rock-climbing-inspired. I'll explain it more properly when I see you, and can show you the bruising.

836 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-10-16 14:35 ID:n/EnJ1yh

X3 Well, I guess all will be revealed tomorrow then.

Holden, do you know if Scourge is gonna come along tomorrow?

837 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-10-24 15:03 ID:27+LKwoo

Hey Holden, next time we get a prospective new member, can you post it up here and not just on Ben's Facebook page? x3

838 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-10-24 17:39 ID:vfDlw4d9

I was trying to organise a meeting, as Ben would know your schedule, it's easier to ask everyone independently and announce it. It's really not that hard to message me about these things on facebook is it?

From now on, contact me via phone, facebook or through Scourge, as obviously I am deemed incompetent when it comes to the use of the thread.

So, arrange a free day.
And I'll tell her.

839 Name: TV Geek : 2010-10-25 13:17 ID:af5wSPre

What new member? No one has said sod all to me about it. What's going on?

840 Name: AlexPhoenixWing : 2010-10-25 14:32 ID:E9oWzHU0

30 left to go

841 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-10-26 07:19 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>845 Someone who contacted Holden via fanfiction.net is all I know. I think we're not making a big deal out of it just in case nothing comes of it x3

842 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-10-26 07:21 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>846 lol, you guys are actually competing against us? xD Why?

843 Name: TV Geek : 2010-10-26 15:12 ID:af5wSPre

>>846 That really confused me until post 848. Wow. A post number competition thing.

ARE WE GEEKS/NERDS OR WHAT?

844 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-10-27 05:58 ID:FzDyFuVO

Can everyone put there free dates in a list for me?
I'll then see which one is the most common, contact the newbie and we can have a proper meeting.

Also, who's coming to Expo and is up for a munch or quick drink after?

Beeaaaauuutttt.

845 Name: TV Geek : 2010-10-27 07:12 ID:af5wSPre

Well, I'm free every day except Tuesday 2nd November, and I plan to go to the Expo for Sunday. As for food or whatever afterwards, it would depend on how much money I have left over, but I can probably manage.

How is that?

846 Name: RL & CE : 2010-10-27 11:21 ID:bxxx2bOT

We have no social lives here in the Netherlands... that's why we're competing over posts. AND because we're Retards ^_^'

847 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-10-27 11:35 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>852 X3 I see. Do you guys communicate anywhere else outside of the BBS, or just in that thread?

>>850 Sunday 14th may be a good day for me... or else the last weekend in November, the 27th/28th. But I don't know about Ben being free; he's currently pretty busy on the weekends.

848 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-10-27 16:53 ID:7lP6pOTR

I can pretty much do any weekend in November, but only on Sundays on the 20/21st weekend and the 27/28th weekend. Sunday 14th sounds good.

849 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-10-27 16:55 ID:7lP6pOTR

Also, have a good time at expo everyone.

And a lovely Halloween.

:D

850 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-10-27 16:56 ID:7lP6pOTR

(Am totally pointless-posting to boost the post count, that's not trolling, right?)

851 Name: RL & CE : 2010-10-28 02:36 ID:bxxx2bOT

tearthepetals, I'm going to find out where you sleep and then make sure you won't get any good night rest for the next week.

(just kiddin')

And yes, we also use our e-mail adresses for communication. But for the sake of posts, we just use the thread.

852 Name: TV Geek : 2010-10-30 04:32 ID:af5wSPre

Guys, the other team are only 20 behind!!!! Let's talk about something pointless.

Ponies!

Or anything else that you may think is worth discussing.

853 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-10-31 09:04 ID:Nlq0bNx0

14th of November?
Is this agreeable for all?

Hope everyone had fun at Expo. How awesome were the goodie bags? I got a Cowboy Bebop dvd!

854 Name: TV Geek : 2010-10-31 12:39 ID:af5wSPre

November 14th is great for me.

Yeah, Expo was great, except I didn't see you there.

Anyway, see you in a fortnight.

855 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-11-01 07:19 ID:S3Vsyn/c

I've confirmed with our newbie (fairylights on fanfiction.net) that we'll be meeting on the 14th.

What time shall we meet? 2ish?
I'll see you all then!

856 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-01 07:45 ID:af5wSPre

2pm sounds good, which means I shall be there by 1 at the latest. I still don't have enough of a life to justify not doing that really.

Can't wait to meet a new person as well, what are they like? Are they likely to be Harold-friendly?

857 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-11-01 07:46 ID:S3Vsyn/c

They're a Narutard, just like me. At University and living just outside of London.
She seems absolutely lovely. So, it'll be nice to have a new face, and a new person to corrupt.

858 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-01 09:26 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Ooh ooh, the 14th. Right. I must be there. Somehow...

I can't use the excuse of visiting Rayo since I think /he's/ visiting someone in Norwich that weekend, but I was actually thinking of a weekend at home instead. During which, just like old times, I could go up to London after Sunday lunch! :D

But you're not bringing Harold, TVG. You know that, right?

>>857 XD It's ironic that you guys keep boosting our post count like this. But hey, keep it up!

859 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-01 09:32 ID:af5wSPre

No, I'm not going to bring Harold, he's recovering from the over-excitement of his little Halloween outing, I was just asking because it's something to ask "shrugs".

>>857 Yeah, I had noticed that too, thanks.

860 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-01 09:33 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Oh and >>857 us lot tend to communicate more over MSN, and sometimes texts, which is why we have significantly less chatter in this thread than you guys do in yours. We mostly just use it to plan meetings these days. If you look at the dates of posts you'll see that they're not always that frequent, though we have bursts of more frequent posting when planning something.

861 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-01 09:35 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>865 X3 Just checking. In any case, you're probably the best person to judge whether our newbie is Harold-friendly when we meet her.

Do we know what she looks like yet?

862 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-01 15:17 ID:af5wSPre

Actually I don't think we do. I think I've been on her fancition.net profile but there's only one line of text and no one puts pictures of themselves on there anyway.

I'm trusting that Abbie can handle it at this point, being the 'mother-hen' character of the group that she is, which I for one am grateful for.

863 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-02 10:29 ID:nLrrtdJ1

Oh sure she can handle it. She's always been our point of contact for newbies anyway. And if this person is making a proper effort to get in touch and arrange a time to meet up, I'm sure she'll see it through.

fairylights is a nice username.

864 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-11-02 17:55 ID:lDeaXZEF

'Mother hen' makes me sound frumpy.

Can't I be.. 'cool aunt Abbie' you know, the one that lets you smoke in the back garden and buys your friends Smirnoff Ice for sleepover's when you're like.. 14/15?

This is why none of you can have children and remain friends with me.

865 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-02 18:15 ID:nLrrtdJ1

xD Or maybe we just won't mention when they're having a sleepover.

'Auntie Abbie' has a nice ring to it, and it's alliterative, too.

WHYYY do I have so much crap to do ;___;

866 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-03 04:28 ID:af5wSPre

Erm, I only used that term because I'm pretty certain you've used it yourself. But Auntie Abbie sounds good too. And no, you are in no way 'frumpy'.

867 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-03 08:11 ID:af5wSPre

Damn it, We'll be tied as soon as my post gets us to 873!

868 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-03 08:55 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Okay, if they can overtake us by spamming than I can do the same.

869 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-03 08:55 ID:2GhPS6Kb

<3

870 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-03 08:58 ID:2GhPS6Kb

<3 <3

871 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-03 08:58 ID:2GhPS6Kb

<3 <3 <3

I need to stop procrastinating work. =_=

872 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-03 09:02 ID:2GhPS6Kb

This actually reminds me a lot of a "posting war" I had with someone on a roleplay forum. I had the highest number of posts by far, but this one girl decided she wanted to overtake me, and created about ten new roleplay threads in an attempt to catch up. Well she did, and from then on we were neck and neck as each of us were online at the same time and kept replying. But she was in Australia and I was in England, and I could only keep ahead by being awake at like 2am and posting in some forum, competing for the greats number of posts against some random girl. In the end I gave up and went to bed, and of course in my absence she overtook me. I was ahead again as soon as I woke up, but she'd achieved her aim of being in the lead just for a moment. X3

So the question is, will the Holland thread be content with having overtaken us briefly? Or will they carry on the race to 1,000 posts and a new thread?

873 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-03 09:04 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Another thing I've been wondering for a long time is, when we do get a new thread, who will have the responsibility of making it and WHAT WILL IT SAY? :o Shall we have it say exactly the same as the old one?

874 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-03 09:12 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Also, I hate to say this, but I'm not going to be visiting home on the weekend of the 14th after all, so I don't know if I'll be at the meeting. After having spent so much money at Expo, I need to cut back on my constant travel to London, and I can't justify coming all the way down just for one day. I'll let you know if the situation changes, but if it doesn't, I may have to wait and see you guys after I break up on the beginning of December.

>>857 This post now seems extremely ironic considering the current circumstances. x3

875 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-03 09:15 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Now that I think about it, I'm an idiot for not listing the 21st as one of my free days. I thought I was busy on that day, but I'm actually only busy on the 20th, and I'll be in London that weekend anyway, and Ben will be around then too. facepalm I'm sorry for not mentioning that before... EPIC FAIL.

876 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-11-03 15:37 ID:uVZm2qve

I'm pretty much free on sundays for now as I'm a Godless unemployed slacker.

877 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-11-03 15:49 ID:uVZm2qve

I'm pretty much free on sundays for now as I'm a godless, unemployed, slacker. So, are we meeting on the fourteenth or the twenty-first?

878 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-11-03 15:49 ID:uVZm2qve

I'm pretty much free on sundays for now as I'm a godless, unemployed, slacker. So, are we meeting on the fourteenth or the twenty-first?

879 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-11-03 15:51 ID:uVZm2qve

That was not deliberate but yay, post count upped :)

880 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-11-03 15:53 ID:uVZm2qve

Also, a friend has just started writing fanfic so may be coming to a meet up soon, depending on when she's down from uni.

881 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-11-03 15:56 ID:uVZm2qve

The new thread should, in my opinion, be the same as this one except the first post should say something about the group, the blog and usual haunts. Just so people know that we already exist and look sorta professional (if you squint your eyes and read through a mirror).

882 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-11-03 15:57 ID:uVZm2qve

The new thread should, in my opinion, be the same as this one except the first post should say something about the group, the blog and usual haunts. Just so people know that we already exist and look sorta professional (if you squint your eyes and read through a mirror).

883 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-11-03 15:57 ID:uVZm2qve

The new thread should, in my opinion, be the same as this one except the first post should say something about the group, the blog and usual haunts. Just so people know that we already exist and look sorta professional (if you squint your eyes and read through a mirror).

884 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-11-03 17:57 ID:lDeaXZEF

>>880

Shall we reschedule for the 21st? It's not to late to do so.
When is our groupaversary?

885 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 08:42 ID:af5wSPre

According to post >>83 the first test meeting in Doodge Street, I think, was on the 22nd November, and the second was the 28th. So, the 21st is the closest to the first ever meeting that we can get, unless we want to switch to Monday night or something, which I think is fairly doubtful.

886 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 08:42 ID:af5wSPre

#Goodge Street

887 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 08:43 ID:af5wSPre

Now I must join in the pointless spamming.

888 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 08:44 ID:af5wSPre

So, can we pretty much say that our groupaversary will be not this weekend, or next weekend, but the one after that?

889 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 08:45 ID:af5wSPre

Hehe, groupaversary, I love that word, nice work Holden.

890 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 08:45 ID:af5wSPre

Harold says 'Hi' and is waving a wing at you all in greeting.

891 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 08:46 ID:af5wSPre

Vladirmillian is also happy to know that you are all alive and stuff.

892 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 08:48 ID:af5wSPre

Just so you know, Vladirmillian has a new sibling that also needs naming. I'll introduce you soon enough. (And no, this one can't be worn either.)

893 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 08:49 ID:af5wSPre

I just realised, if I post once more I'll get post 900!

894 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 08:50 ID:af5wSPre

POST 900 IS MINE FOR THE TYPING!

Now what?

I feel regret that I could not pwn this post as nchantedsleeper pwned post 800, but whatever.

895 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 08:51 ID:af5wSPre

Team Retard are still a few posts ahead, damnit!

896 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 08:53 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>890 If you wouldn't mind rescheduling, considering it's so close to our group anniversary too, I think that'd be awesome. I'll knock on Lin Waddell's metaphorical door again to see if he could make the anniversary.

897 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 08:54 ID:af5wSPre

I feel like I'm talking to myself, only, the only sound I can hear is the computer doing its computer thing, and the keys being typed on.

898 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 08:55 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Damn it, we're still behind, and even after all that spam x_x OKAY PEOPLE, WE NEED TO PULL TOGETHER IF WE'RE GONNA WIN THIS! I wish I could devote more time to helping right now but I have an essay that's due for tomorrow and I'm not very far in with it yet... Damn work. Roll on the weekend.

899 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 08:56 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>903 Heheh, posts from you keep appearing unexpectedly. You're not alone any more!!

900 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 08:57 ID:af5wSPre

I'M LOSING MY MIND TO UP THE POST COUNT!

A price hardly noticeable really.

Now though, we should be even! W00T!

901 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 08:57 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Also, you missed off the first letter of my name in post >>900. XP I HAZ BEEN DEKAPITATED

902 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 08:57 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>906 Wow, you totally can't see my posts, can you?

903 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 08:58 ID:af5wSPre

Well, my post would have been the one to make us even. I don't know why but I feel as though I'm in a queue and I don't know who's in which order.

904 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 08:59 ID:2GhPS6Kb

X3

That aside, we have a unique opportunity before us. We have a chance to create a decent gap between the respective post counts once more.

QUICK! THINK OF SOMETHING TO CHAT ABOUT!

905 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:01 ID:af5wSPre

Posts don't show up automatically when you're on the list (well they aren't on my screen anyway) so, I dunno, it's just chaos.

Also, I apologise for cutting your head off. At the Groupaversary you can name Vladirmillian's sibling (I don't know what it is yet, if I'm honest).

Okay, I hope you're good and not in pain and stuff. Apart from maybe a little neck-ache anyway. #shrugs#

906 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:04 ID:af5wSPre

Lols, something to chat about, well, you know Vladirmillain's sibling? It's effectively just the same as Vladirmillian, only the colours are reversed, so the bulk of it is black, with purple wings and purple lining to the ears. Still orange hair though.

It's really all I can thing of at the moment. How's uni been?

907 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:05 ID:2GhPS6Kb

I am in slight pain, but it has nothing to do with my neck xD

Naming things sounds fun. I possess a good number of toys with creative names. I think the most original one has to be Rudolpha, my beanie ladybird with a red nose.

908 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:08 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>912 Gah, we're chatting all out of order xD Uh, uni's okay, I'm kind of overworked but I'll get over it, at least term only lasts for another month. I need to finish this essay and get it handed in, and hopefully I won't get set another one immediately afterwards. x_x The subject of the essay is some stone inscriptions about China's First Emperor. Fascinating, right?

909 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:09 ID:af5wSPre

Awwwww! I've always loved ladybirds.

Slight pain? You haven't fallen down some stairs, have you? Because from my experience it doesn't reduce to 'slight pain' for at least 4 days. Before then I was struggling to do pretty much everything. Climbing into be was fairly excruciating, having to climb up a ladder with knees in that state... I would certainly wish that on a few people, but not you.

910 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:13 ID:2GhPS6Kb

X3 No, I didn't fall down any stairs, hence why the pain is only slight. And thanks, I'm glad you don't wish any grievous bodily harm on me (excepting that which you have already committed xD)

911 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:15 ID:af5wSPre

Ah, well since I know nothing of China's first Emporor, I would find it interesting, but I can see how if you already know lots about a subject you may find it less than wonderful.

Oh, did I tell you about the film I got, Mulan? The live action one, I mean. I saw it a few days ago, it was really quite good. You have to read the subtitles if, like me, you don't know the language, but I thoroughly enjoyed it anyway. If you ever want to borrow it, just say so. In terms of plot it was similar to the Disney one, but in terms of plausibility and character development, not to mention fight and stunt choreography, it pwned Disney right out of the editing suite.

912 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:18 ID:2GhPS6Kb

I know enough not to want to know any more. x3

Ooooh, Mulan! I love the Disney version of that, I intend to re-watch it as soon as I get home (can't do it here because it's a video not a DVD). I'd love to borrow the live-action version over Christmas if I may.

913 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:21 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Gah, someone from the Holland group is online. We must keep up our lead! X3

914 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:23 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Boring essay is boring~~

915 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:27 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Why am I being left alone to spam the thread? T_T

I think I have a slight fever.

916 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:28 ID:af5wSPre

Lols, Okies, sorry I was on facebook.

As for the DVD, I can give it to you at the Groupaversary, if I remember, then we can just arrange a time after you break up that would work, like maybe the next meeting after, or some other kind of thing that involves hanging out in person, if it ends up not being Neo-Writer-related.

917 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:29 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Geez, there's always more of the other team online than us. In fact there's just more of them full stop. And I actually have an essay to write so I can't keep posting constantly like this.

TVG, please come back >:

918 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:30 ID:af5wSPre

Damn, didn't notice them catching up.

Crap crap crap!!!

919 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:30 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Geez, there's always more of the other team online than us. In fact there's just more of them full stop. And I actually have an essay to write so I can't keep posting constantly like this.

TVG, please come back >:

920 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:31 ID:af5wSPre

I just tried to post, but for some reason it didn't, THIS BOARD IS BIASED!

921 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:32 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>922 Oh, you're back ^^

No, don't bother giving it to me on the 21st, I won't have time to watch it at least until I break up from uni on the 3rd, so give it to me at the first meeting we have after that date. Whenever that will be.

922 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:33 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>926 I'll say, mine keeps having errors on me :/

We need some of the others online.

923 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:33 ID:af5wSPre

Oh, turns out I had been posted. YES! Although, this board could help out a little by double-posting me, which it doesn't do very often at all (hint hint).

924 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:34 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Better yet, we need the other group to be offline!

925 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:34 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Same. xD You know at this rate, both threads are going to get to 1,000 posts in about 2 days.

926 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:35 ID:af5wSPre

Yeah, tell me about it. Not only that but we will probably need to type a bunch of the organisational stuff the we posted further up the board so that lazy people don't have to trawl through our spamming.

927 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:36 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Maybe I should spam by pasting in each sentence of my essay. x3

928 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:37 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Geez, this is pointless.

929 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:38 ID:2GhPS6Kb

I'm gonna actually have to stop posting now because if I don't, this stupid post-war will be single-handedly responsible for me producing a crap essay. Or no essay at all.

930 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:38 ID:af5wSPre

Okay, about the DVD, we could use that if we have another DVD Party or something?

And yes, in post 929 I was talking to the board as if it could take random requests like the robots in Star Wars do. (Think CP30)

931 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:40 ID:af5wSPre

Oh dear bloody demonic crap! They're like 20 ahead of us!

932 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:41 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Exactly. Because there's like six of them online and only two of us.

933 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:41 ID:af5wSPre

The NEO WRITERS WON'T JUST CAPITULATE IN THIS RACE!

934 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:42 ID:2GhPS6Kb

I actually think those guys are the reason that the board keeps loading so slowly and/or crashing, no joke x3

935 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:42 ID:af5wSPre

And my internet connection is being so damn sluggish!

936 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:43 ID:2GhPS6Kb

:3

937 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:43 ID:2GhPS6Kb

:/

938 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:43 ID:af5wSPre

Could be. Hey, I noticed Rayokarna online on MSN, I know the board isn't his thing anymore, but can we enlist his help?

939 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:44 ID:2GhPS6Kb

X3

940 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:44 ID:2GhPS6Kb

D:

941 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:44 ID:2GhPS6Kb

:o

942 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:44 ID:af5wSPre

Just this once? Do you reckon he'd be up for a spamming race?

943 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:46 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>944 I thought of that, but I haven't even bothered to ask. Rayo never gets himself involved in things like this. He doesn't care about the board and I can guarantee he'd think the whole post war was pointless.

944 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:46 ID:2GhPS6Kb

:x

945 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:46 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>944 I thought of that, but I haven't even bothered to ask. Rayo never gets himself involved in things like this. He doesn't care about the board and I can guarantee he'd think the whole post war was pointless.

946 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:47 ID:2GhPS6Kb

:S

947 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:47 ID:af5wSPre

Well, I've messaged him on MSN, and I would cross my fingers but that would inhibit typing.

948 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:48 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>948 You can always try asking.

949 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:48 ID:2GhPS6Kb

C:

950 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:48 ID:2GhPS6Kb

:o

951 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:48 ID:2GhPS6Kb

:x

952 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:49 ID:2GhPS6Kb

I just did as well, lol. x3

953 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:51 ID:af5wSPre

AHHHHHHH!

954 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:51 ID:af5wSPre

AHHHHHHH!

955 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:52 ID:2GhPS6Kb

sigh Still so far behind. The post gap has literally never been this big before.

956 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:52 ID:af5wSPre

AHHHHHHH!

957 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-11-04 09:52 ID:DyvXCnws

I've heard there is some smug people around...

958 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:52 ID:af5wSPre

How can they type so bloody fast!?

959 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:54 ID:2GhPS6Kb

It's no use.

960 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-11-04 09:54 ID:DyvXCnws

I've heard there is some smug people around...

961 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:55 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>963 Hey love <3

962 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:55 ID:af5wSPre

NO, IT CAN'T BE OF NO USE!

963 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:55 ID:af5wSPre

YES, AND THEY'RE CLOSE TO BEATING US WITH INTERNET STICKS!

964 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:55 ID:af5wSPre

Damn it! SHOVEL!

965 Name: CiliaRAWR : 2010-11-04 09:56 ID:rUQOCa01

DAMN NO

966 Name: AnneCupcake : 2010-11-04 09:56 ID:rUQOCa01

BOO YAH!

967 Name: KatonRyu : 2010-11-04 09:56 ID:b5o94fnB

Dear Londen group. We won. Accept our awesomeness! Muhahaha.

968 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:56 ID:af5wSPre

Wow, they beat us by 31 bloody posts!

969 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:57 ID:2GhPS6Kb

It's no use.

970 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:57 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Okay, it's over now.

971 Name: CiliaRAWR : 2010-11-04 09:57 ID:rUQOCa01

DAMN NO

972 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:57 ID:2GhPS6Kb

I just did as well, lol. x3

973 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:58 ID:af5wSPre

Yes, yes. You beat us with Internet-sticks.

974 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:58 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Okay, smug Team Retard, please leave our thread and go be smug somewhere else. Thanks!

975 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:58 ID:af5wSPre

AHHHHHHH!

976 Name: Rayokarna : 2010-11-04 09:58 ID:DyvXCnws

Guys keep it down, I can hear you across the internet.

977 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 09:59 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Geez, why does it keep reposting old posts of mine xD

978 Name: Aver : 2010-11-04 09:59 ID:9BHsIfkc

YEAH WE WON (H)

979 Name: CharlieWise : 2010-11-04 09:59 ID:pBDjG9b8

:D:D Love my 1000th post :D:D

980 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 09:59 ID:af5wSPre

AHHHHHHH!

981 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 10:00 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>982 giggles

We should have got you in to help a long time ago. If nothing else, it takes the stress out of the whole thing.

982 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 10:00 ID:af5wSPre

>>982 Lol, sorry. I'm off now for comfort cookies anyway.

983 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 10:01 ID:2GhPS6Kb

>>Team Retard Okay, seriously now, please don't force our thread to close before we want it to.

984 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 10:01 ID:af5wSPre

Yeah, I typed >>986 only once, and a long while ago. No sense to be made there.

985 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 10:02 ID:2GhPS6Kb

Oops, italics.

986 Name: tearthepetals : 2010-11-04 12:29 ID:4/gTArsA

So, when are we meeting next? The 21st? Can we do something other than Starbucks or go to Starbucks and then on to somewhere, I don't want to be bored to tears on the groupaversary.

987 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 13:18 ID:af5wSPre

Yeah, I think we will, but first we need to have some idea what we're going to name the next thread, as this one will be closed once we get to 1000 posts. I'm not really sure what to call it, so, suggestions please.

Or would this be better to discuss on MSN or something? Considering that there isn't much space left.

Maybe we could call it 'London (UK) Meetings' Something short and fairly easily understandable. What do you think?

988 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 16:12 ID:nLrrtdJ1

Do we necessarily need to change the name of this thread? I quite like it, because like when the thread was created, we still want to appeal to anyone out there in the vicinity of London who might want to come to the meetings. We don't want to inadvertantly give off the impression that it's a closed and established group with no room for newcomers. On the contrary, we want as many newbies as possible X3 Maybe we should add the 'UK' bit on though, considering there are now so many American threads.

>>992 Sure, where would you like to go?

989 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 16:36 ID:af5wSPre

What I was concerned with was do they allow two threads of the same title, sometimes you can't name things exactly the same, so we may have to pick a slightly different name, which we will of course try to keep as similar to the original as possible.

Maybe 'Anybody near London, England?' or something.

990 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-11-04 16:57 ID:d/G/37vs

I'm BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!

Forgive my absence. People from the other thread? Go away. Nobody cares. That is all.

The Groupaversary (nice word...) is actually on the 28th, the last Sunday of November. However, the 21st is fine if people have already adjusted their plans.

Also, I'm sure we can come up with something in the new thread. I think we should call it "Calling all Londoners! (UK)". This implies that we want more people and also identifies us as London, UK, not London (US state letters).

And now I've typed that. I must wait for my neighbours Wifi to start again and then have a smoke.

Goodnight, y'all. I'll see you guys soon! And the person who gets post 999, you will win either a chocolate bar or cigarette. Your choice.

NO MORE POSTS AFTER 999 OR I BELIEVE THE WEBSITE WILL IMPLODE ON US. Cheers.

SOTG x

991 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-11-04 17:27 ID:nIDsEMTL

>>996 Hello gorgeous ;)

RIGHT.
I PROPOSE.

--> The 21st is the closest we've got to the original date of the Groupaversary, BUT it is also the date we plan to introduce fairylights.

I say, we push back her integration till the 28th, allowing us to have a sort of.. permanent members day out.. and then thus begin new recruitment on the 28th. Expanding the group a little further and really driving to get more people.

For the Groupaversary day I suggest:
-Either the standard Starbucks or the Nero on Goodge St.. for that authentic feel.
-Followed by a geek out in Forbidden Planet or similar
-Japanese at Wagamama? or Pizza?
-Some sort of fan fiction themed present.. a little drabble for each person if you've got time.. or the classic 15 word story?

What do we think?

992 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2010-11-04 18:14 ID:nLrrtdJ1

Okay, that sounds like a plan. Unfortunately I can't be there on the 28th, because it has the same problem as the 14th - I'm technically free, but can't justify making a trip down, especially since the 28th is also right near the end of term - but hopefully fairylights will come to more than one meeting, so I'll be able to meet her on another occasion.

If I can find the time, I'd love to try and branch out by doing a little micro-drabble for everyone on their favourite fandom. Or maybe a quicky chibi fanart?

Incidentally, who's making the new thread? :3 I think that Scourge's title sounds like a good one. Let's go with that.

993 Name: TV Geek : 2010-11-04 18:52 ID:af5wSPre

I agree, scourge's title is the best by far.

As for the plan for the Groupaversary, I think popping into that Nero that me and Enchantedsleeper were too late to see the first time around would be a cool thing to do.
Forbidden Planet is a must.
Never had Japanese food, so I'm definitely interested in that as well. Even more great news, I think I should have funds to enable me to take part in all this craziness as well, w00t!

I shall also see what I can do present-wise, should be fun.

Lastly, I WANT A CHOCOLATE BAR. But I have doubts as to whether or not the group at large will allow that. #shrugs# I can always bring my own cookies along instead. It's up to scourge really, a bar of his choice, or cookies of mine. Hehe.

994 Name: Scourgeofthegalaxy : 2010-11-05 04:59 ID:d/G/37vs

Zero sugar it is.

THREAD LAWKED!!! New thread is created now. See you there!

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