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Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: *land
Insane since: Nov 2000

posted posted 09-30-2002 03:03

Here's the deal folks....
A lot goes on at the Asylum.... good, bad, and fuckin' ugly.

Here's a thread to post something to a few other Inmates that says "hey thanks" for the personality, knowledge, humor, or something else that they bring to the Asylum with their posts, and presence.

So I guess I'll start off... I don't know how many people will add to this list... we'll see.

To Emps - Thanks again for the work you've done in keeping the FAQ fresh in everyone's mind... and for continually adding to it.

To Petskull - Lately, you've doled out some "one-liners" that have had me hunched over laughin'... good stuff man.... it's appreciated.

To izzay - your dedication to PS since my first day at the ozone. your stuff rocks, man.. and without a doubt, will continue to. (pears are in the mail)

I've got plenty more... but that's just a ball that I hope gets rollin'.
We're all pretty good at bitchin' at each other........ I'm interested at how good we can be at being nice to each other.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 09-30-2002 03:12

Don't flame me, please, don't flame me.

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-30-2002 03:23

Indsier: If this is supposed to be a thread about complimenting each other, why would we be flaming you? Bit of friendly advice mate, but don't assume that every thread that involves saying things about other people is going to involve people saying bad shit about you.

Anyway...on with the show.

Izzy & Mahjqa: You two come up with some of the most inspirational work I have seen in a long time. You manage ot capture the true and utter wierdness if this palce in some of your works that I think we should start wallpapering the asylum with them.

DL-44: I would personally like to thank you for pulling all of us up short when we bugger something up, or when we say something wrong. We make mistakes, you help us learn from them.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 09-30-2002 03:26

Skaarjj, originally I was gonna thank everyone, but then I decided it can wait, so the don't flame me part is simply saying,

"please dont flame me for what I am about to say even though it might be ill mannered and inconcievably ignorant"

Sorry, really I guess I shouldn't have posted that.

Prying open my third eye.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 09-30-2002 03:45

Oh what the hell...

First things first.

Bugimus: Man, I love you! When I first came here and I skimmed through, I clicked on your sig and adored your website, it inspired me so much! You are a very talented man, very cool, and you like Monty Python! I respect you as a christian more than any other christian I have ever met. I enjoyed the debate with you. You, are very admirable. You should be proud of yourself.

Slime: You helped me get over some problems in the past, and some coding problems too, and I loved your site as well! And your babies rock! , but you never had a sig , I also hope to be as mathmaticaly inclined as you.

Jestah: You stuck up for me when no one would. Thanks.

WebShaman: First I just want to thank you for not attacking me with your tomahawk when I posted a sucky post in the god debate. <yoda voice>You are very wise!</yoda voice>. You, are more human than human... You are very up-to-date on your politics and global events knowlege. You own...

Izzy, Mahjqa, Weadz, DB, WJ, DG: Your skills in PS have astounded and amazed me, I have learned so much from all of you and hope to someday be as graphicaly inclined as you. Keep up the good work.

DG: ...

Well DG, to be perfectly honest with you, you are the most talented man I have ever come across. I admire your artistic ability more than anyone, ever. You are one of the most intelligent people I have met, and even though you flamed me once or twice,... or several times... I hope to someday measure up to your capabilities.

I hate you.
I love you too!
But I hate you.
But you have helped me more than anyone else, and I can't even fathom enough to describe how, but mostly emotionally.

Prying open my third eye.

[This message has been edited by InSiDeR (edited 09-30-2002).]

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 09-30-2002 03:54

I wanna thank Doc for making this place available - without it, even this thread would not exist.

Man, so many people to compliment... appologies if I leave anyone out!

Michael: man, we're ALWAYS talking about something. And it's ALWAYS interesting. I was shocked as hell getting that first message from you. I never saw it coming. Thanks for the inspiration and ears to listen with.

DarkGarden: you've probably given me more advice than my own parents. Your shiny head has more wisedom in it than the oldest of old monks in Tibet. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for putting up with my nagging. It also makes me feel all warm inside when you're looking for my comments on certain unreleased pieces. Now fuck it, finish that damn pong match!

Izz: Two words buddy: same brain!

Emps: You're a crazy, crazy man. And there's no end to how much work you do in a day. It's fun to try and match wits with you and I always leave a conversation laughing about something you said. Even if it was "Poppycock" ... heh. You're also the first person I came in contact with at the Asylum.

Weadah: Man, you've been gone now, for what - a month?! What can I say? You're the man. You have more skill than you let yourself admit. And you have great weed recipies!

I also want to say thanks to docilebob, Jeni, GRUMBLE, DarkShadow and Jason. You know

[This message has been edited by synax (edited 09-30-2002).]

mikey milker
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 09-30-2002 04:28

i think you all suck equally well.

now who wants to do my homework?

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 09-30-2002 04:31

We love you too.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: out of a sleepy funk
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-30-2002 04:58

mr.maX - thanks for answering code questions, great head on yer shoulders
Slime - thanks for the javascript answers, stud
DL-44 - Thanks for the texture tips, you know the tool man
DocOzone - thanks for ozones, handson (that always will be your catch phrase), Asylum, code, graphics and most of all, the deepest mind for common sense and man-management I've had the pleasure of knowing
Emperor - 2 words: work rate, stud (ok, 3)
vogonpoet - I like yer style, you dun bloody care, but you care immensely
GRUMBLE - GRUMBAH! you'll try anything, that's cool
eyezaer - I enjoy listening to you think
Jestah - your prom picture will haunt me forever, will you be my bride?
kretsminky - I'm living a carefree life of vigorous career hopping through you, kept the faith ym brotha
Bugimus - what a good friend,and all kinds of other compliments
InI - I don't understand most of what you're talking about either so I'll show you me bum (Y) =)
WebShaman - love your efforts in the formal debate, keen
docilebob - you're the only cat I read forwards from, cuz they rock! good eyes for more things than one
Dracusis - this cat is really centered for a youngster, lover
Kriek - those sexy photos you post now and then make me aspire to work out or something :0
warjournal - your ramblings and feverish pursuits tickle me to no end (occassionally educating me as well ;-))
Skaarjj - been a while, um... cool rock texture?
Wakkos - you're just cool, a truly nice guy
InSiDeR - fun watching you grow up, who's yer daddy?!
bitdamaged - stud, helpful stud, knowledgeable, can't pong for crap tho
Petskull - your sig style, is your own, well done
Michael - no taxon but he's aiight
CPrompt - uh oh, cool name (sorry man, lady, dun recall much)
reitsma - bunchareitsma ownz threep, good guy all round
twItch^ - thanks for teaching me to be arrogant enough to land a job now and then
Allewyn - chipper attitude, I miss it
Pugzly - fears no code, inspirational the way you dig in
WarMage - goot code helper, grazi
mahjqa - thanks for the keen graphics and tutorials/helps, all that ownage and still not bitch-slapping the youngsters ~applauds~
Shiiizzzam - thanks for the pics
Ducati - thanks for the drunken motorcycle stories, my son will never have one =D
Suho1004 - level, mature, an easy to get along with
Boudga - if that D's silent, you're boogah! and that's just cool.
Weadah - the sigs, the early days, gracias
silence - silence is golden
Jeni - Jeni's just hot! heheh, kidding (it's just been so long since la'dsasha left, ~whimper~), the print stuff has been nuggets of gold
DarkGarden - sig king and tutorial master, invaluable lessons
Wes - amazingly coherent for a drunk =D

Man, that was hard (but a great idea)


Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Oblivion
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 09-30-2002 05:35

Omg, someone actually complimented me/thanked me, I thought that was unheard of in threads like these!

Thanks a bunch Jason!

[This message has been edited by InSiDeR (edited 10-01-2002).]

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: cEll 513, west wing of the ninth plain
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 09-30-2002 05:46

I've got a few props for a select few .. but don't have the time to do it at the moment .. but I will give out one big ass prop!

DocOzone .. you just rock .. love your work and the this place you created to meet such wonderful people that know and understand what you love to do as much as they do .. we are all just a bunch off freaky inmates that love designing and exploring our imagination .. not to mention learning code and new technics! .. you rock Doc!

another major prop .. all the Inmates of this place rock .. yes there are ups and downs and differences but at the same time .. it wouldn't be an Asylum(community) if we didn't have those .. you all rock as well!

I just realized this was my 500 post!!! .. and what a way to have a 500 .. spreading the Asylum Love .. oh nurse .. where are those "oh I feel so good" pills .. hehe

.::. cEll .::. 513

[This message has been edited by RammStein (edited 09-30-2002).]

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: outside Augusta National
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 09-30-2002 05:47

Emps- thanks for always having a solution when I had a problem
Webshaman- thanks for listenin' when I had a bitch
Suho 1004 and Skaarjj- thanks for having level head when I don't
DL-44 and Darkgarden- thanks for having a different point of view even though I'm right
Insider- Thanks for being yourself even when it annoys and pisses me off
Veneficuz and Quade- Thanks for just being friends

Thanks to Doc and all the Mad Scientists for keeping this place running.

[edit]forgot one[/edit]

Wakkos- Thanks for keeping it surreal man.

-tiki, cell 478

[This message has been edited by tikigod (edited 09-30-2002).]

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: buttcrack of the midwest
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-30-2002 07:47

Doc You Rock. Period.
VP You were one of the first to make me feel at home here. Love your style and wit. Glad I stuck around. Missya.
DG Thanks for the years of inspiration, and keeping the bar high.
Mr Mabry You`re the only one that reads my forwards. Read on bro. And you`re a hoot to talk to.
Michael Great topic starter.
Petskull Can`t thank you enough fort the help, and info. Shame I have no brain cells working...
twItch^What can I say. You`re uniqueness is a joy to behold. You can crack me up, and keep me real at the same time.
Warjournal Wow, dude. Your investigative work has taught me loads that I could have never figured out by myself. You da man.
Weadz You are a truly strange individual. I appreciate that.
Shiii Where would we be without our Nurse? Miss ya. Awesome camera work of late, as well. Sure you picked the right profession ?
Jeni You`re pretty alright ( for a girl)
DL-44Long admired your talent, and thenks for flaming me gently on that second post.
Mr. Max, Emps, Pugzly You guys are too good. You scare me.
Suho Glad you`re here.
Izzy, Drac Your dedication and work are an inspiration. Keep up the good work.

There are many more , but I have to be at work in about 5 hours. So, I`ll throw out a generic Thanks to all those that have made this place what it is.

<edit> I wanted to duck back in here and give thanks to the quiet ones with all the brains. I`m natures balance for you guys. Steve, Tiberius Prime, you are an inspiration and amazement to me. How can you keep all that stuff in your heads and still function ? We`re not worthy</edit>

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
- Isaac Asimov

[This message has been edited by docilebob (edited 10-01-2002).]

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 09-30-2002 10:05

Well, I have many to thank...and praise.

First, to Doc...I wouldn't be here without you. From Hands-on, to the GN, to here...a big thanks.

Next, to DarkGarden...I actually was visiting the Path regularly...until it 'died'. That was before coming to the Asylum...seems like ages ago. So, thanks for creating the Path...maybe, someday, you'll bring it back...and maybe, someday, you'll authenticate me on ICQ... . Yeah, right...

Bugs - can't say enough about Bugs. Though our beliefs are radically different, we seem to be able to 'connect' anyway...he is also one of the hardest Debating opponents I've ever faced...kudos. You sure kept me under pressure, and made me work, and learn. I'll always be thankful for that...

Shii - for being the nurse, and all-out good person that she is. Thank you.

Drac - for being the proof that hard work and curiosity pays off, in the end. Kudos. You've come a long ways, and I expect that you will go further yet.

BeeKay - for contributing to the Asylum...and many other things. Thanks.

Emps - can't forget Emps...I just don't know where he gets the energy to do all that he does...thanks for everything, here, and at the GN. Know that you are appreciated...

Tom - well, what can I say? For some reason, you come to mind...maybe it's because I need to send you some material for the Ripperreport...but also, because you work hard...kudos.

JKMabry - for first helping me back then at the GN...and (I think) pointing the way to here...in any regards, thanks.

Michael - you were Taxon, right? A big thanks for first 'showing' me the ropes, as I first came here. Probably saved me from a lot of 'adjustment' pain...you may call me Ray...but only you. Thanks.

Mahjqa - for having the most difficult to pronounce name in the Asylum...just kiddin'! No, a big thanks for 'animating' us all...and 'pixelizing' us...and 'burning' us...and, and, and...kudos.

DB - you know why you are in the list...because of your thick fingers, of course! Who doesn't have that problem with the keyboard? Seriously though, for being the person that you are...and for setting an example for the rest of us to follow...thanks.

Mr. Max - Thanks for all the code. So many posts, so many helped. Kudos. And, of course, the best tech support for a program that ever has been. Thanks, Mr. Max!

Master Suho and Njuice - thanks for all the good times...

To all the others that I missed...thanks.

Man, I just love this place...

Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Somewhere over the rainbow
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 09-30-2002 10:34

The poster has demanded we remove all his contributions, less he takes legal action.
We have done so.
Now Tyberius Prime expects him to start complaining that we removed his 'free speech' since this message will replace all of his posts, past and future.
Don't follow his example - seek real life help first.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: †Eagleshieldsbay, Sweden
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 09-30-2002 10:59

I want to thank Doc Ozone for this great forum.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Gig Harbor, WA
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 09-30-2002 12:52

*steps up to podium clutching golf trophy*

I want to start out by thanking the good ol' Doc, without him, we all wouldn't be here (which begs the question: is he Dog?).

DL - I've grown a lot more fond of your teaching style as my times goes on. As someone once said around here, bang on. I can't imagine how many times I've been about this close to posting a simple, stupid little thread about something that was so easily answered in either the archives, FAQ, or (imagine this) the manual, and have caught myself knowing almost exactly the response I'd get. Whether you meant to or not, you've taught me much.

Dracusis - Much thanks for taking some time out of your day to help someone make something to be proud of. Speaks volumes about the person, really, and I'm not sure if I thanked you properly before, so I'll do it again now. Thanks.

Kine - Thanks for all of your input you've given me in my work, and helping me build my skills against yours on the clay. You've got a lot of talent, and it shows - glad to be a playing partner, moreover, a friend.

WebShamen - Always there with the peacepipe, willing to have a laugh and shoot the shit. At the same time, you remain intelligent and thoughtful, which I've found is rather rare to find on the net nowadays. Is a pleasure knowing ya.

Suho - One day I'm going to show up at your doorstep, and you'll be stuck wondering who this white kid with glasses is doing knocking on your door at 3 in the morning. Think I'm joking? I'm up to $45.70... $45.76. You good people, Massa.

Mikey - Turned me onto Hot Hot Heat... what else can I really say?

This was rather hard to write out, I don't exactly want to keep anyone off the list after all. But over everything else, I'd like to thank the Asylum as a whole, for helping me build my artistic level further than what I've even dreamt of. It sometimes goes without a showing of appreciation, but the tutorials posted on threads on a technique, the hints, the helpful input regardless of remoteness to myself, still help me out. Hell, I'd buy you all a round.

njuice42 Cell # 551
icq 957255

Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: 8675309
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 09-30-2002 14:08

Oh jeez I'm going to leave a lot out here, but I do want to say thanks to a few...

VP - I went back and searched for my first post a couple of weeks ago and I didn't find it, but I found an old one and it reminded me of what a kind soul you are. You make me want to be a better person. This place just hasn't felt the same to me since you left.
Bob - Watching your dedication to improving your skills has truely inspired me to get off my ass. You've also been a delightful soul to shoot the shit with.
Emperor - I'm trying to remember this place before you came along and well, I just can't. Your contributions here and otherwise (ie saving my ass) have been breathtaking.
twItch^ - You've been a fantastic friend and a wonderful teacher to me. I hope I can make you proud.
Weadah - I don't think I need to pump that ego BUT I appreciate your commitment to beauty. You create beautiful things and I admire that.
Michael - Thank you for befriending me.
Darkgarden - Thank you for being a voice of reason and a wonderful listener. And yeah, you paint pretty.
mikeymilker - I actually bought that 28mm-90mm wide angle zoom lens yesterday. Thanks for the inspiration.
synax - you're alright
Wakkos - Thanks for making me laugh always.
Cprompt - thanks for making this cyber experience a little more real. Di d you get the Tool tickets or what?

[This message has been edited by Jeni (edited 09-30-2002).]

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Czech Republic via Bristol UK
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 09-30-2002 14:13

Doc: What more can be added to what has been said before by others, Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your time with the rest of us that you inspire, and most of all this place.

Emps: Thanks for the thoughts the comments, and the challenge of getting the asylum team project off the ground.

INI: Your work continues to amaze me, i know we had our differences in the past, but the work you do is right there at the top of the stack, good luck and continued success with ya pocket photoshop and everything ya do, you know how to mix the coding side and the creative side of things, its a rare talent be proud.

DB:Thanks for the help the inspiration and i will get those photo's to you for that bhopal thing times has just caught up with me of late, damn i wish Emps would write a tutorial on time management

DG: Your work is a neverending source of amazement for me.. Kudos

WS: What can i say, besides being one of the few other people i know working away from home and having put up with some of the same shit as me in r/l.. Your posts are full with wit, wisdom and I hope that the Ripper report turns out the way you wanted and surpasses them. Continued success in what you do.

DL 44: the first time i ever saw ya name was when i downloaded an updated version of hands on, the ione with the taffy tutorial in it. Thankyou for your help criticsms and plain blunt truths, its a style that some might find abrasive but dont change it.

Izzy: Damn what can i say the king of pears and the stuff you have been putting out lately cracks me up.

Maqha: the king of sigs and pixel pics, thanks for sharing with us tutorials that allow us to try and recreate the cool stuff you do.

And thanks to anyone else i missed....

But most of all THANKS EVERYONE for making this the Diverse Colourful resource it is......

PS. Michael Thanks for this thread, and for getting the ripper report back under way and your contribution to it......

Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-30-2002 14:14
Wes - amazingly coherent for a drunk =D

I just like to be remembered.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: A graveyard of dreams
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 09-30-2002 15:36

I just want to thank everyone for beeing here and making this place what it is. Just thinking about what the world would have been like without it makes me shiver

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
- copied from the wall of cell 408 -

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: West Texas
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 09-30-2002 18:58

Well, it's only been about 3 months that I've been here so naturally, I haven't been around a lot of the people here yet, but I hope to eventually.

Emps - I don't know where you get the time to do everything around here that you do, namely the FAQ. It just boggles the mind. And I second the nomination above for you to write a tut on time management

WS - Always there with something interesting to say, no matter what the post is about. Don't know what else to say but a big thanks to ya.

InI and other coders - Sorry to generalize it like that, but I'm still quite new here and don't remember who's who entirely. But none-the-less, your programming skills are outstanding. Can't count the number of times I've gone through the old threads in the coding forums trying to just absorb all the information I can.

The PS gurus - You know who you all are I love going through the Visual Therapy forums for just that: Visual Therapy. Some of those things you guys (and girls) do in PS are just unbelievable. To be honest, looking at all the pictures you guys make is better than going to any art museum.

Doc - Everything I just said about the others could be combined into one and apply to you. You have an amazing creative ability when creating web sites, then being able to code it all together absolutely blows way any competition. And it's not just once or twice you've done it. The 5k contest, and all the different Ozones interfaces and everything else. I honestly don't know how you do it. Then creating this place and getting it to work as well as it does was simply a stroke of genius perhaps?

And to anyone I forgot (or just haven't met yet) thanks for making this place what it is. There is always something here to make me laugh in the Ozone when I need it, or to get real deep in Philoso-Silliness when that urge arises. Then of course, as I mentioned the Visual forums definately hold their own as well.

Coming here has helped to reaffirm me where I stand in any matters that go on here: very near the bottom of the pile, so to speak. I can only hope that through lots of hard work I can ever measure up to half of what many of you are here.

Will try and add other individuals as I think of them.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 09-30-2002 19:06

*pops my head up from my guard station...*

Well I would like to say thanks to....

Doc: Thanks for the forum to speak and learn from.
mahjqa: your tutorials are very helpful.
grumble: always love your smartass comments.. hehehe
webshaman: for your wisdom and your comments on my sigs.

To everyone else, thank you for all of your help. I have learned a great deal about design, as well as photoshop and it is an honor to watch over the Asylum.

*Gets up and walks down the halls on my daily patrol, fairly quiet and largely ignored.*

The programmer's national anthem is 'AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH''

Wolfen's Sig Site

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: UK
Insane since: Aug 2002

posted posted 09-30-2002 20:14

Awww it's all lovely in here is this the love Ďní cell? :P

Anyway I'm really surprised that:

TP the person who made the wiki and is coded a great working model for PSpong has not been thanked or loved for that matter . Shame that, but I'm thanking him to turn on the best things I love that PSpong to a nice working model and also the wiki which is a great source of info and people add to it all the time (like Emp) with great resource to all.

Well I have to thank everyone (including the weird ones) for a fun time and being very helpful in times where I don't know what to do with artwork, code, etc you know who you are!! I know I'm not very 'in' this place and don't post as often as I would like but that's how life has took my time away.

Well I just hope this place continues to have great mind people and be expressive, helpful and all round interesting !!!

InI: Thanks !!!

Also if you are wondering whom the hell I am? Iím Darkshadow with a new name Copey.

~ Hold out arms for a group hug ~


Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Styx
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 09-30-2002 20:32

Doc - thanx for creating this place
Michael - Hey, isn't this thread evidence enough that Michael is a real fluffy-bunny of a guy
Shii - for the encouragement and our splendid pspong-game.
twitch^ - For keeping the traditions of typography
DG - for always seing things in perspective. And revoking my fascination with art/design/architecture
Weadz - I miss the sigman-series
Bugs - for the most invigorating philosophy discussions way back.
Emps - The gentle voice of reason
DL-44 - The "not as gentle" voice of reason.
Jeni - long time no see (although our ICQ's don't seem to like each other..)

That's just from the top of my mind. Probably left out all too many..
This place is (even at it's worst) a wonderful hangout to clear ones mind of duller things. Thanx again!

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 09-30-2002 20:48

Oh dear, So much love do I have, so tired are my fingers!

I take just about every chance I can get to send compliments to Doc for this place and well, everything he's done to inspire me. I'd really hate to think where'd I'd be without ever finding you. The tutorials, the maze of interfaces, the kind and level headed words, this place! It's all to much. Your greatness humbles me. Your willingness to give overwhelms me... You - are - the man.

mr.maX, Slime, Bugimus, InI, bitdamaged, Pugzly and the other code fellas: For always being there with the right answers at the right time. You guys truly scare the shit out of me with the amount of crap you carry around in your heads. Inspirational seems too weak a word to use here. Gods? Yeah, that about fits the bill. No doubt I'll forever be pushing gratitude and respect your way; and a few more questions to. =)

DarkGarden, DL44, DocileBob, Vogonpoet, DarkShadow, Weadz, Mahjqa, Izzy, Syntax, warjournal, Steve, Phil, Jason: You all give so much. Without you my photoshop CD may as well be a coaster. I can't thank you'll enough for what you've given not only me but the web community at large. The tutorials, here and over at the GN, the tips, the pointers... And all those pretty piccies that helped keep my muse in overdrive for what? 2 years now. yeah, about that....

WebShaman, Wakkos, Michael, Jeni, Wolfen, mikey milker, kretsminky, twItch^, Shiiizzzam, Suho: In no particular order; arrogance, kindness, stipidity, insanity, compassion, dedication, love, ego... personality. What would this place be without the vastly diverse personalties? Dead fuck'n boring, that's what. Thanks for sharing, and for being who you are. This place just wouldn't be the same without you. Thanks for all the kind words. Thanks for not being too nice when I needed to be put in my place. Reading your words, ever so slightly twisted with you individual wit and style, always bring a fresh quality to this place. Did I say thanks yet?

tomeaglescz: Dude, the FAQ!... Man that's some solid shit.
docilebob: Always there with an answer. You've always been kind and willing to help.
DL-44: I savour every word of advice you've ever given me. Thanks.
Emperor: The FAQ just wouldn't be the same without you. You passion to give everyhting you can back to the community is awe inspiring.
vogonpoet: Been miss'n ya.... =(
Dark Garden: The midas man. What I wouldn't give for your fingers? Still, you gave me the next best thing, your opinions and advice.
Bugimus: Code + Kickin design and a humble ego. A hard combo to find in a man by any measure. And I think your the only one that read all of my 3000+ word post about religion some years back.
InI: I don't think I've ever met someone as dedicated to professional excellence as you. My mind boggles in your presence.
warjournal: To the man who ripped through PS with a microscope! Remind be to buy you a beer if I'm ever in your country OK?
Wakkos: Umm.. yah. You scare me.... No no, seriously. You scare me. Seek help... =) This place wouldn't be the same without you.
twItch^: Thanks for that e-mail conversation 2 years back when you beat standards compliance into my head.
Weadah: Thanks for setting the bar higher.
Izzy: An inspiration in so many ways. Thanks for everything you've ever shared. A truely unique man... person.. thing.. pear? Your PS work is totally rockin as of late! Lovin every bit of it.
Jason: Dude, your just way to nice. Thanks for all the encouraging comments and kind words over the past eight months. And yet another inspirational artist that humbles me on a daily basis. I'm glad your here.

Much love and respect to everyone who's ever put something back into the community.

~peeks at registration date~

Man, one and a half years... But hasn't it been fun.

[This message has been edited by Dracusis (edited 09-30-2002).]

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: in media rea
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 09-30-2002 21:33


The short list of people who have made me what I am when I wake up. Love? It loses too much strength from what I feel to how people abuse it.

Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Nurse's Station
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-30-2002 22:15


I wish to thank the academy... wait that's not right !

I'll just say...I love you man....and Jeni even when she squats to tinkle cause she makes me laugh to tears

How can anyone make a list...there are so many !

Maniac (V) Lord Mad Scientist
Sovereign of all the lands Ozone and just beyond that little green line over there...

From: Stockholm, Sweden
Insane since: Mar 1994

posted posted 09-30-2002 22:21

Heh, I always get nervous on a thread like this, you gotta worry, who might I leave out? I'll cheat a little, and not thank any of the other old-farts here, you all know who you are, and what you mean to me. Instead, I'll mention a couple of incredible comeback stories, people who thought that "well, this is it, I've pissed so many people off, now I'm outta here." Ready?

Top score would have to be a tie in my book, between Kreik and InI.

Ini, people might say? Man, you rocked right from the start, but such a burden of enthusiasm you came storming in with, scared the hell out of people! I know of a few times at least you were nearly out of here, farewell speeches and all, but you stuck with it. Lots of folks here couldn't imagine this place without you. Congratulations, you old fart!

Kriek! It's been a while now, and probably lots of people don't remember some of the aliases you arrived with (research, left to the student, heh.) I told you in email long ago, just stick with it, take some lumps and move on, and here you are! Extra points for perseverance, I've got a lot of respect for how you handled yourself after that first wave of controversy. Kudos to you.

Who else, I know there was more? You two are the only ones I pulled from the top of my head, combatting adversity and all that good stuff. Anyone else have someone to add to this list? I've got a feeling that both Petskull and Jestah once belonged on this list, but I can't remember anything, only that they've always been here for me, and this place. (Speak up if I'm misremembering! ;-)

Oh, OK, I'll mention a couple of our oldest and most prolific members. The big 3, our top, 4000+ posters, all quality stuff...

mr.maX http://www.maxworld.co.yu/ Mad Scientist Belgrade, Serbia 4235
Slime http://www.slimeland.com/ Mad Scientist Massachusetts, USA 4023
DL-44 http://in-dented.com Mad Scientist under the bed 4012

Max and Slime, you awe me with your brilliance and patience both! DL-44, the *very* first member of the Asylum, after myself. All three of you have pushed me into new things, I've learned just *gobs* of stuff from you guys!

For the balance, see http://www.ozoneasylum.com/cgi-bin/memberlist.cgi?page=1&sortby=4 - I apologize for not going through the entire list, there's literally hundreds of you who deserve my thanks and praise, consider it given, we'll take it in email, cool? <big wink>

Your pal, -doc-

Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Somewhere over the rainbow
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 09-30-2002 22:46

The poster has demanded we remove all his contributions, less he takes legal action.
We have done so.
Now Tyberius Prime expects him to start complaining that we removed his 'free speech' since this message will replace all of his posts, past and future.
Don't follow his example - seek real life help first.

St. Seneca
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 3rd shelf, behind the cereal
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 09-30-2002 23:09

I would like to thank everyone on this board who writes something, even if to other people, that pisses me off. You make coming here every day worth the trip. That and seeing Jeni stick her fist into her mouth. Anyone want to post a link to that thread?

Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 10-01-2002 00:00

Dufty, you sick twisted clod. You latest sigs have made my life a misery, yet inadvertently you have pushed me even deeper into the realm of absurdities, and I thank you.
Shiiizzzam 3d life aint all its cracked up to be, come home more often!
Michael I still find it hard to believe you ate Taxon. Long live brockbrock man!!!
Wakkos You know you want the pill! Crazy is good right?
VeeeeeePeeeeeee yo digital painting stylin rocks! Great pong matches we have had as well.
synax you stole my line. get well soon, for my gray matter has been way too sluggish as of late.
Wes great story teller and eh... orange ball?
Doc O When I first came here you told me something to the effect of "your sigs make me happy" I couldn't believe it! Too good to be true!
1337 4®71§+$ I really do owe you all a lot, for painting, animation, drawing, inspiration, and for just giving me the basic tools to start with and a general shove in a general directing, and tellin me I was doin good.
Slime you really donít contribute nearly enough, The slimies rock.
Emps Did you ever do anything else?
yayson yalp, I said it.
bitdamaged Never change your sig. That would be really weird.
boudga a pear?
Bugs your debating always amazes me. Keep it up. and so does that slice puzzle.
To all my other fans out there, Thank You.

[This message has been edited by eyezaer (edited 10-01-2002).]

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 10-01-2002 00:07

Doc Ozone. Thanks for an environment where the value exchange flows freely.

General thanks to:

Painters - Love you guys. Wish I could devote more time to painting, but family and other things come first. If you folks keep it up, I'll eventually join your ranks. Basically, thanks for the motivation, even if I'm not using it right now.

Females - You girls give me hope. You prove that females can hang with the male geeks. I've always wanted a female computer chic in my life, but I have yet to meet one fact-to-face. Some day I'll have one, even if she is my own daugher. You give me hope.

The folks that mentioned me - You make me feel like some computer geek in the back that's been scripted in for comic relief. It's not a bad thing, because I'm more than happy to play the part. Method acting or something.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: out of a sleepy funk
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 10-01-2002 00:08

alright Isaiah:

A$$ whoopin!!!



Maniac (V) Inmate

From: A little lower... lower... ahhhhhh, thats the spot
Insane since: Jun 2000

posted posted 10-01-2002 00:14

I just want to thank a couple people who've helped me the most. There are a few of you who are my friends that I talk to quite often, you know who you are. I ain't gonna thank youz.

Doc: Is the reason I ever bought PS in the first place. I was piddling around with PSP and came across Ozones. Once I saw his tutorials I knew I had to have this Photoshop program, whatever it was.

Peter, Stephen, Wead: These three guys have helped me numerous times when I'd beaten my head against my desk enough to have wood grain on my forehead. Thanks to all of you for your patience with my silly questions.

Jeni, Mike: One day we need to sit down for a few (or lots of) drinks. Until then, cheers!

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: *land
Insane since: Nov 2000

posted posted 10-01-2002 00:45

well shit....
I've got more.... so here some are....

Synax - you fuckin' rock, man. There's too many things that I'd say about you, to fit in a post without my fingers getting exhausted.
Cheers man. *tips a guinness in your direction*

DG - i'll never fully recover from the loss of The Path. You've given me much to think about with each encounter. Thought-provoking barely scratches the surface of what you are to me. Thank you.
With my piss poor memory.... it'll surely be botched, and lost......... but I'll give it a shot: "Communicate, Connect, Flo."

Doc O - I've said my many thanks to you, in the past........... thanks for giving us a place to play.

VP - you're missed, man. Conversations with you haven't been replaced. I'll buy ya two cases of RR whenever we manage to steal some time away from our lives to arrange a meeting.

YoYo Freak - I didn't know those things were possible with a yo-yo. You've been an inspiration. You're dedicated to PS, and right off the bat, with your first winamp skins, you were rockin the house. Keep it up, man....... it helps to push all of us.

Krets - I'd like to thank you for being my bitch. =D And of course.... how could I forget your VITAL contribution to help along the birth of one of the most hilarious, memorable threads, ever. (yes Ray, we're talkin' about you)

Jussi - Man.... I wish you were around more often. I doubt you'll ever even read this thread. But I'd like to say that your continuing effort with both snowboarding and PS interfaces is something that doesn't come so naturally to the rest of us.

Jeni - Well... I've got so much to say.... but I'm sure you'll bust mah balls on all of it. *eats a fuckin cookie* =)

WS - you've endured some harassing from me...... I'm glad you've a light heart.

Nimraw - if you ever refer to me as fuffy-bunny again.... you, and your entire family are getting put my hit list. (tried to slip that in there without anyone noticing one harsh comment amoung the nice ones. =D .... slick eh?)

Shiz - *fat albert voice* hey Hey HEY! ........ too much to say here.... but I'd like to note that you are a terrific "sport" when playing tetris. I've never handed someone so many ass whoopins.... and have them keep on comin', like you do. You'll never measure up to the skill of DL or myself in that game.... and I'm so happy that you can accept your inadequacy........ muahahahahahahaha!
*checks to see if anyone is looking* ..... ~hugs~

Stephen - ~cough~

Milker - I'm glad you're making your way back into this place a bit more...... You bring an element of surprise to everything you get involved in. heh.
hooray for humans - You filled a void. Not as much as I had hoped. Your true colours shown through a few times..... but hey..... we're all human. ~smirk~

Bugs - as I've told you in a few emails........ You're a very intelligent person who presents himself well. I don't always agree.... but you're certainly difficult to argue with. =)

Phil - You were one of the first people to accept me around here. You were an inspiration from day 1 with everything you said to me. thankyou for that.

DL - you're a diva.... uh-huh.

Wakkos - you're a riot, man ............... thanks for picking up the PS pong forum for wead and i when we had to take a break.

JKMabry - you're last painting was absolutely awesome. please keep posting your work... it stands above a lot of other people's. you've got a style..... which is so very hard for some of us to *really* develop.

Fake - you're a young guy with a lot of talent........ it was certainly a pleasure working with you.

Fig - you're a hidden backbone to that animation forum.

Ish - while your stay was ever-so brief. I think you learned a lot.... and I learned so many things from you about how this place worked.

##p1xl - I haven't forgotten about you. You were the first to make me cross that line and step up to say something that wasn't nessecarily "nice". It's all your fault.... look what I've become...... you fucker.

Fuck... well... there's a ton more of you that I want to address...... but I don't think people we be reading all my nonsense.
For the last person I'm going to thank........... it's certainly a case of saving the best for last.

That guy who's from beyond the black stump.
My partner in crime. Hands down, one of the greatest people I've ever had the chance to meet. You're one of my best friends. Endless nights painting and chatting it up about everything under the moon, are times that I will not soon forget.
You've influenced my work more than anyone else here by at least a factor of 50.
I wish that at some point I could give back to you, as much as you've given me...... but I just don't see that ever being possible.
I don't know where you are these days..... I hope all is well.
Cheers man.

And to everyone else....
Cheers for making this thread a bit of a "success".
Keep 'em comin', if ya can.
And while yer at it............ go down to the PS forum and post your work in progresses........... get some feedback from your loving inmates. =)
It's the cool thing to do............... everyone's doing it.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 10-01-2002 00:46

Wow, there were actually a couple of people that mentioned me Brings a tear to my eye. . .
Thanks for liking my name and Jeni, no I have not got my tickets yet. Bad me

OK, here is who I'd like to thank:

mr.maX - for all his great help, insight and one kick ass program!
Emps - for helping me with some design issues and all your kindness.
Ini - thanks for helping me with my coding and all your great tuts even though I don't always respond, I always read.
Jeni - for being an alright gal that is cool ta hang out with.
JK - well just for liking my name really
Draciuss - you helped me out quite a bit when I came on board and it has really stuck.
docilebod - your PS skills are a great help
Michael - just because you're an alright guy.
twitch^ - your knowledge of "good" web design and typography has helped me out in a great way.
krets - you're a good guy, even though you didn't come to NC for drinks!
DG - you're skills are by far ones that I wish I could come close to
DL-44 - you're honesty is something that I admire. Well, your knowledge too.

There is also a guy that doesn't come around much anymore, but has helped me out recently to the point that I can't really say thanks enough and that is Piper

And of course Doc Ozone for making such a wonderful place happen. This has become the sort of "community" that others could only dream of. The diverse people here and the wealth of knowledge is by far the best on the net. So, thank you very much.


~Binary is best~

Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: 8675309
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 10-01-2002 01:08

Damn it. I left out Krets and Doc. I knew I'd omit some folks.
Doc - because of your generosity, you've brought us all together. And it appears you've turned us into a bunch of saps in the meantime. Thank you for everything (and your kitties too because they're cute).
Krets - You make me smile. You and Michael together make me laugh so hard I wanna tinkle (and for the record, I do NOT squat. I don't know if I ever thanked either of you for this, but thanks for giving Webshaman that beating. He deserved it and it was the first time I felt loved here.

Thirdperson - you truely entertained me.

Oh and that fist thread was archived, but alas the webserver that served the photos is no more. If you're nice, maybe I'll repost them

[This message has been edited by Jeni (edited 10-01-2002).]

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 10-01-2002 01:47

I have debated whether or not to make a list as I would like to say something like 'You all know who you are' but I am bad at saying thank you and praising all the great things that go on here which is the product of people having fun and just doing their thing.

I'm going to hope that the people in my list know who they are and instead I'd like to thank everyone - as in your own ways you all make this place special and different. You all have been amazingly friendly and inviting since I first turned up - I also tend to be bad at not reaching out and making first contact but a fair slice of you have been nice enough to drop me a note or contact me over ICQ and it is the friendly community spirit (engendered I'm sure by the Doc and the early inmates) which I find truly impressive. Every now and again someone will upset the balance and other people will declare the Asylum to be finished but it always seems to power on through. Thats because for every person running around and making a mess there are 100s of other new people who just get stuck in and get involved and make this place stronger and better (I sometimes have to check some people's signup dates as they seem like they have been here forever ).

So I'd like to thank you all and thank the Doc for giving us the space (and the inspiration) to build something a little bit special.


FAQs: Emperor

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 10-01-2002 03:17

You know, I checked this topic out right after Michael posted it, before there were any replies. I've been avoiding it since then because I just don't know where to begin. I mean, how can I put into words the feelings I have for all the inmates here?

There's no way I can write up a list and expect to get everyone. If you find that you're not on the list below, don't be disappointed--this is really going out to everyone who makes this place what it is.

OK, here goes...

Doc: You are truly a great man with a vision, and it amazes me to see what such a man can accomplish. Without you, none of this would exist, and I really can't imagine a world without the Asylum. A simple "thanks," just seems so inadequate...

WebShaman: You were my first friend here at the Asylum. I remember our first encounter--although I don't remember exactly what was said, I remember the atmosphere, and I remember that you were pretty gentle with a newbie who had no idea what he was doing. You contribute a lot to this place, and you're high on my list of people I look forward to seeing here. Pass the peace pipe, man.

Bugimus: You were another early friend. I admire your skills, of course, but more than that I admire the person you are. As a brother in the faith, you've been an encouragement to me (even at times when you probably didn't know it). I have the greatest respect for you and I love to read your posts. And when I get bored sometimes I go try to beat the high score for the White Sands slice puzzle...

Emperor: If I had to describe you in one word, it would be dedication, but even that would be insufficient, I think. I admire you for all the work you do around here, and I really enjoy your site reviews (in fact, I usually try to get in a review before you show up, because if I can't I usually just end up seconding what you said). And on top of that, you're a great guy.

InSiDeR: Suprised to see your name on my list? Don't be--you have an amazing talent for growing on people, or at least on me. Occasionally an annoying inmate will show up, but what made you different was that you stuck around and--slowly but surely--began to grow. I don't mean to sound patronizing, but it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside to see you mature. You're a unique part of the Asylum, and you add your own special flavor to the mix.

DL: Although I haven't had much direct interaction with you, and you definitely have a style that is quite different from mine, I have an immense respect for you. You tell it like it is, and your comments are both incisive and insightful. I often find myself reading your posts and thinking, 'Yep. That's it right there, in a nutshell.' I'm glad you're roaming the halls with the rest of us.

njuice: You bet, man. And when you do get here, I'll have a spare mumu and a couple of ice cold beers waiting. It might be hard to dig up a fat lady 'round these parts, but we'll see what we can do. Thanks for your unique contributions to loonie bin.

Crap... if I keep going like this the list will go on forever... oh well

InI: You have some really interesting things to say in the Philosophy forum, which I appreciate, and on top of that you're a coding whiz and good artist. You've got the whole package!

mahqja: You are definitely not human. I will often sit there in stunned silence looking at your animations. As an amateur animator, you are a huge inspiration.

vogonpoet: You were one of the mainstays when I first arrived here, a pillar of the community. The halls have been duller now that you don't grace them with your presence as often. On the flip side, I'm always psyched to see you stick your head into a thread here and there.

Slime: Obviously, the first thing that comes to mind is the slimies--I've got to admit, I just love them. But you bring so much more to the Asylum as well. Thanks.

izzay: The pears, man... I've never seen anyone love a piece of fruit so much. Couple that with your artistic skills and unique personality, and you're one fine, upstanding member of the Asylum, and one I look up to.

Wakkos: Put some clothes on, man, for the love of God. You are definitely a unique personality, and a part of the Asylum I love.

There are so many others, people I enjoy hanging out with here. Some of you I know better than others, but I love you all the same... GRUMBLE, docilebob, tikigod, Venificuz, Dracusis, Michael, Jason, Wes, Shii, Petskull, Skaarjj, Ducati, krets, CPrompt, Wolfen, RammStein... I could go on; there are so many of you. You all make this place what it is, and it just wouldn't be the same without you.

Cell 270

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