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  1. In honor of the #44th Edition of Don't Panic (think about reading it some time, is all I'm sayin), I have here a link to the previous editions of the newsletter. Now, I've been trying to get all of the OWF editions, but there are some that are only on the MHA forums at the moment. Still, if you sign up as a Diplomat or Visitor on the MHA forums you will be able to read them. In addition, the first 8 are on the old CN forums. Cheers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 Red denotes editions on the MHA forums, you will need at least a Visitor's mask to view.
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    Re: Hot Hot Heat

    Do straight guys really like to see ribcages, though? Yeah seeing her bones sticking out is so sexy. I tend to think the need-to-be-thin vibe comes more from other women than men, who probably should have learnt by now not to suggest their girlfriends/wives/etc need to lose weight.
  3. On January 4th, 2009, a great Hitchhiker and member of our community passed away. Denzin was the epitome of a true Hitchhiker; he was smart, funny, loyal, and hard-working. He built our banking department, always showed class and respect in diplomacy, a leading Senator and then Triumvir, and a friend to many in Planet Bob. His leadership in MHA saw our greatest moments, our strongest gains, our alliance-defining achievements. He will always be our greatest Hitchhiker, the person we try to do proud. I was sitting in IRC the last night when a newbie inquired as to who Denzin was. Quickly he was shown to the Wiki Page, and the others in the room were also quick to fill in the newbie on everything Denzin had done, and the kind of person he was. There were people who never met him but who knew everything about him; knew why he was so important to us as an alliance, as players of this game, as people in the real world - and why we remember him two years on. Long may his legacy and memory be honored, even if it is in quiet ways such as this. In addition to the wiki above, you can also view the Memorial Page, read the many, many respects left by CN members and leave your own if you wish. Rest in Peace Denzin MHAil o/
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    Cheers everyone. It wasn't supposed to be a big "HEY I'M BACK!" statement but oh well Scorn, you hit the nail on the head mate. RIP Denzin o/
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    Jgoods! Thanks man
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    Returning to a world that you invested so much into for so long, is damn near impossible. Sure you can make a new name (or reboot the old one), new nation to rule, join back in the old alliances and basically be you again. But if you were away for any serious period of time, it won't be the same. Your alliance has changed and moved on, the Governments of your allies have changed hands, the gameplay is familiar but excruciatingly slow and you miss being much bigger and stronger. And if you were out of the loop for several months, you find people have simply forgotten about you and what you did. When once you could walk into a room and be hailed, now they barely raise an eyebrow. The heir-apparent children of your success have turned into the Paris Hiltons of the Cyberverse. The fact that you built the mansion they lounge around in doesn't appear to matter. Though perhaps that's just an inability for us re-rollers to accept the alliance is different now; in new hands who simply do things different. Still, it's more about "What have you done for me lately?" Though the people who hated you, remember you. Oh how they remember you. The stupid thing you said a year and a half ago? They have it logged. Regardless of how much the world has evolved, how much time has passed - even if you are humbled and apologetic - they still remember the grudge. And so you're left struggling with irrelevancy on one hand, and resilient bitterness on the other. Hardly a great encouragement to get back involved, is it? So you end up feeling like you're out of place in a world you once felt comfortable in. And when you were in this world for so long - 3 or 4 YEARS even - then it's a terrible realization to face. You're not who you were, you're a has-been. The guy who quit, who left the game, who is only back to recapture the glory days, being constantly reminded that those days are over. You can't get involved in the politics, you're constantly unhappy with being out of the loop. You start to wonder why the hell it is that you came back at all. No, really. Why did I do this? Or it could just be up to perceptions. I'm sure for everyone who's struggled to get back into Planet Bob, they has to be those who found it incredibly easy. [/Whinge] For anyone who is interested, I was previously Working Class Ruler of Foamtopia. And I always find, yeah, I always find somethin' wrong You been puttin' up wit' my !@#$ just way too long I'm so gifted at findin' what I don't like the most So I think it's time for us to have a toast
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