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  • Welcome to Moorock's Miscellany

    Welcome back to Moorcock's Miscellany! It's been about four months since the cracking event that took this place down and put all of us into Limbo. I had my six weeks of rest and with the help of some active testers, we successfully brought multiverse.org back to life. Hopefully this will be a more robust, more active hub of socialisation and creativity that we can enjoy without defacement. Our analysis of the software and it pieces proved that it is orders of magnatude more secure from cracking. We chose based on referral, analysis and testing, and this system is superior to the old one.

    The site is not in its full glory at the moment, though you will continue to see incremental improvement as time passes. If you find problems, just file a bug report in the technical forum.

    Many thanks go to our dilligent testers. If your name isn't listed and you participated in testing and you'd like for your name to appear on this list, please contact me via the feedback link.

    Tony Vissoc
    Rose Landauer
    John Appleby
    Harold Dorton
    David Mosley
    Mark Young
    Stuart Pike
    Elie Klimis
    Matthew Keeley
    Jason Baron
    Don Tinsley
    Morten Sorensen
    Joseph William Grabiak
    Michael Ehart
    Mike Robitaille
    Jim Collins
    Ken Boorman
    Mark Young
    Robert Mannering
    Oren Douek
    Mephisto Kur

    Special thanks to Paul Cashman for ponting us to vBulletin!

    You may have known me in my previous incarnations as Berry, Dusty Diablo, Jhary-a-Conel and others. I emerged from Limbo transformed and have assumed a new masque. I chose Reinart der Fuchs first and foremost as a nod to Michael Moorcock's usage of Reynard, one of the earliest anthropormorphized animal characters in literature. Reynard is an archetypal anti-hero both hated and loved, a fell and traitorous tickster who mocks religious and political figures alike. I chose the German variation of his name to honor my beloved Germany, espeically Bavaria, where I spent three fondly remembered years. The title of gefangener fuchs, or "captured fox", was chosen for the presence of the fox in a popular game called Doppelkopf often referred to as Doko. It is an uncommon play in Doko to capture the fox. The word Doppelkopf translates into English as "double head" and perhpas as it relates to our fox "two faced" and represents to me duality. The cards used in Doko have the head of royalty at both ends of the cards, split at the breast and joined at the center of the card. Below is an attachment link to a PDF of The History of Reynard the Fox translated into old English. It's very verbose and redundant, but an excellent read nonetheless. My signature is a quote from Reynard's story and is in fact a duality. Those who know me will understand it as a real apology for my sometimes brusque manner, and those who have been offended in the past may see it as Reynard's wily deceit.
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    Last edited by Reinart der Fuchs; 06-26-2006, 05:06 AM. Reason: content improvement
    Infinite complexity according to simple rules.

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    Congratulations on the resurrection of the Miscellany!

    Great minds think alike--I used to use Rey T. Fox for anonymous web posting.

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    • #3
      Good to be back

      Originally posted by Pease
      Congratulations on the resurrection of the Miscellany!

      Great minds think alike--I used to use Rey T. Fox for anonymous web posting.
      If Great minds think alike, then could it be concluded that feeble minds think not alike, and therefore WE are feeble minded? Can one have both a great and feeble mind? Too much thought for 8:22am in the absence of caffeine and a Great mind.



      Tony

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      • #4
        It's good to be back and able to post again. We missed the old place, but the new house of bricks is all shiney and sparkly and, as you say, hopefully an improvement on the old house of straw. :)

        Thanks for all your hard work, Herr Reinart.

        Now, let's get some serious posting done. :)
        _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
        _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
        _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
        _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tvissoc
          If Great minds think alike, then could it be concluded that feeble minds think not alike, and therefore WE are feeble minded? Can one have both a great and feeble mind? Too much thought for 8:22am in the absence of caffeine and a Great mind.



          Tony
          Feeble minds don't think at all! I think?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by demos99
            Now, let's get some serious posting done. :)
            Honestly, I don't know where some of you get all that boundless posting stamina. I'd be willing to wager Lemec will rack up a couple thousand extra posts in the next week. I'm a feeble post-er.

            I just remembered I'd also like to thank both Proto X and Azariel (and Az's Stewards Dem and Lem) for providing ports during the storm for us to chat at.
            Last edited by Pease; 06-16-2006, 04:51 AM.

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            • #7
              I think Lemec is still "wrapped In his tomb of sleep". Is he ever gonna be p****d when he realizes what he's missing!! This site is the ultimate

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              • #8
                WHEE!!!! WHEE!!!! WHEEEEE!!!! (bouncing dancing jumping around)

                SO GOOD TO BE BACK!!!

                Have I thanked you, Reinart?

                Ahhhh, now, yes, we should indeed get to some serious posting...

                Hey, don't worry, Pease... you're nothing near "feeble"!!!
                “Because,” she said, “there are better dreams.” - the Sea Lady (H.G. Wells)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by voilodian ghagnasdiak
                  I think Lemec is still "wrapped In his tomb of sleep". Is he ever gonna be p****d when he realizes what he's missing!! This site is the ultimate
                  Perhaps someone's finally freed his slaves from the cellar and their unending posting? ;)
                  _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                  _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                  _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                  _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bakkhios
                    Hey, don't worry, Pease... you're nothing near "feeble"!!!
                    Aw, shucks! Thanks for the confidence boost. I think my hand and eyes will be temporarily enfeebled from making avatars, which I will be finished with sometime next week...I hope.

                    Lemec's slaves sure were enthusiastic, for indentured servants.

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                    • #11
                      Just scanning though the members list on the new site and thought it might be interesting/fun to see who the top 100 posters (at the old site effectively) are:

                      Michael Moorcock..........4,301
                      Anonymous.................4,134
                      L_Stearns_Newburg.........2,549
                      PsychicWarVeteran.........2,237
                      DeeCrowSeer...............1,952
                      Berry Sizemore............1,888
                      Doc.......................1,641
                      Jerico....................1,583
                      Perdix....................1,575
                      LEtranger.................1,444
                      Mikey_C...................1,329
                      TheAdlerian...............1,283
                      demos99...................1,004
                      VonWeiner...................934
                      Dead-Air....................899
                      mordenkainen................823
                      Grey Mouser.................795
                      lemec.......................752
                      Azariel.....................722
                      Ant.........................689
                      Theocrat....................689
                      AndroMan....................659
                      DeepFixer...................611
                      Aral Vilsn
                      ..................604
                      devilchicken
                      ................604
                      Jules
                      .......................568
                      McTalbayne
                      ..................566
                      GuyLawley
                      ...................558
                      HawkLord
                      ....................479
                      Governor of Rowe Island
                      .....475
                      Typhoid_Mary
                      ................467
                      EverKing
                      ....................456
                      zakt
                      ........................416
                      manmiles
                      ....................385
                      yolanda
                      .....................360
                      Poetgrrl
                      ....................357
                      Kommando
                      ....................328
                      Bob
                      .........................327
                      spaced_moorcock
                      .............320
                      bluekachina
                      .................289
                      Carter Kaplan
                      ...............277
                      MJR
                      .........................271
                      ThanosShadowsage
                      ............263
                      Miqque
                      ......................239
                      Pellaz
                      ......................236
                      Groakes
                      .....................234
                      TheEighthSon
                      ................214
                      Jagged
                      ......................205
                      MissDreamy
                      ..................202
                      Etive
                      .......................201
                      M-A_19
                      ......................199
                      Rymdolov
                      ....................197
                      Tales from Tanelorn
                      .........189
                      Starscream
                      ..................188
                      DiGiMac
                      .....................182
                      Talisant
                      ....................181
                      Omaru
                      .......................177
                      Athenys
                      .....................176
                      S_Ombre
                      .....................152
                      Bakkhios
                      ....................151
                      KenBoorman
                      ..................149
                      Zax
                      .........................143
                      Lord Doom
                      ...................138
                      steeltsar
                      ...................136
                      Danisty
                      .....................134
                      DyvimTvarsBodyguard
                      .........128
                      Paul
                      ........................126
                      ReaveTheJust
                      ................123
                      Marc
                      ........................116
                      flutegirlrockz
                      ..............116
                      Sky
                      .........................116
                      Forever The Stranger
                      ........111
                      Oren Douek
                      ...................98
                      silverhand
                      ...................98
                      duggm
                      ........................96
                      RitaMaria
                      ....................96
                      ThomasL
                      ......................95
                      Kalessin
                      .....................94
                      johneffay
                      ....................91
                      VeteranOfThePsychicWars
                      ......91
                      lordmarioh
                      ...................90
                      Blackbeard
                      ...................89
                      Cypher
                      .......................88
                      Alexa
                      ........................83
                      Darren
                      .......................82
                      KanderGrimm
                      ..................81
                      Foozle
                      .......................79
                      sphinxgod
                      ....................78
                      DukexArioch
                      ..................78
                      Marie-Bernadette
                      .............75
                      Ian
                      ..........................75
                      RCraigRobinson
                      ...............75
                      kard
                      .........................74
                      bob-e-bane
                      ...................74
                      liar_on_high
                      .................74
                      The Cosmic Balance
                      ...........71
                      Krzysiek
                      .....................70
                      Mario
                      ........................66
                      CandyFlossCow
                      ................66
                      Lurue-Blackheart
                      .............65
                      _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                      _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                      _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                      _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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                      • #12
                        Looking a bit like a rogues gallery Demos.

                        Thanks for restoring the fora Herr Reinart. The net just wasn't the same with out Moorcock's Miscellany.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by demos99
                          Perhaps someone's finally freed his slaves from the cellar and their unending posting? ;)
                          They have escaped! Nah, everything was on the up n' up I assure ye. ;)They were well paid for their efforts, but I did make them pedal bikes to provide electricity.I am always late for important events( and no fasionably). I was indeed asleep. I was getting an extra charge for this night's events. muwah hahahaha.anyways, I took 30 minutes to read over the S&S then I was able to log in.what a wonderful surprise! -to see the Miscellany up and running strong.now I need to catch up! In a way, it was good I was delayed, so I could see everyone on and writing away! very,very cool!it's like the cycle of life has begun again!hip hip hoooooorah!!!!hip hip hoooooorah!!!!!!!hip hip hoooooooorah!!!!!!!!!congratulations Reinart!congratulations to all on a successful launch!yeah! we are back!Thanks Everyone! :)-Lemec

                          "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
                          - Michael Moorcock

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                          • #14
                            And then there are people like me.

                            Well, I think I'll celebrate by acutally posting something, just so I'll show up on the member list. I guess I was going for some kind of record in the time between joining and actually getting around to posting. Silly me.

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                            • #15
                              Great work, Herr Fuchs. Good to see the site back (and thanks for the peek behind the scenes, err, I mean, opportunity to help with the testing.)

                              Really, thanks, very pleased for you (and everyone else, too, of course.)

                              (I remember when I first started posting I used to use a lot of parentheses - so it really is a rebirth! )
                              You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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