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Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by Whattodo, Apr 21, 2017.
So nice..lovely face
Old sweet song!
IMHO TAJ is one of the keenest wits, brilliant thinkers and uncluttered writers to ever Post on ESMB.
EDIT PS: If you were gonna debate with TAJ you'd better had your S**t together, know your facts and possess some serious intellectual chops or you were gonna experience a most disturbing tremor in your "Force".
I miss TAJ and hope he is doing well.
Oh, and leave Us not leave out ESMB's own Sultan of Shoops, ILove2Lurk.
The thing is, for me, nobody was ever a Legend, hero, guiding light or any of that. God help me, Scientology cured me of any desire to search for a new guru or leader.
My first real friend here, though, was Scooter, and I love him. I love his family, his work and the way he overcame the horrors he went through.
Since I was in Australia, my next set of friends, support, comraderie, insight, laughter and joy on ESMB were mainly Australians. Jump is a darling, both on the Board and IRL. Then there's oneonewasaracecar, TheFixer, a whole bunch of Anons, Feral, Panda and other people on this Board who I've gotten so used to calling them by their real life names that I've forgotten their ESMB names!
Veda was there throughout, and we had some good, close friendship moments between us. I love Veda.
Then came HH, then Karen#1, and so many others. Again, they aren't Legends. They are real people to me. Friends. I mean that in the truest sense of the word, too, and they know what I mean.
I don't just love Face and his writing, if it weren't for Face's support as a friend, I would never, ever have been able to write "A Nanny Story." His support and understanding meant the world to me and I needed it at the time. That story had stuck in my gut, heart and soul for decades, it was so painful, but he was there for me. He was a FRIEND. After writing that, Bea Kiddo and I shared a special understanding and became genuine FRIENDS IRL too. She's amazing.
Then there are the superlative, gifted writers who touched my soul like no others, brought me through their emotional stories, their hopes and fears and I related to them as if I was living it myself. Glenda and John Duignan are the most gifted writers I've ever seen in or out of scn.
Then there are the especially gifted philosophers and one extra special scientist. TAJ and Gadfly for philosophy. Udarnik for science. Oh what they've given us all!! Udarnik is one of a kind. How privileged we are to have him here! I've read every single one of his posts, some of them 3 or 4 times, and sometimes I refer back to the older ones 'cause they're so meaty. All of them have been friends to me.
LuluBelle for practicalstuff (as well as the latest celebrity goss, lol!), and Enthetan for politics and just a solid, conservative view.
There are folks that I always disagree on the smaller stuff but we always agree on the bigger, more important picture, like RogerB. RogerB helped me with something personal. We had to both think outside the box for that, but he was up to it. Don't underestimate the man!
Dulloldfart and I used to disagree but get along, if that makes sense. I don't know what happened there, but I'm pretty sure we've been friends throughout. He's so cool, always distilling the better bits out of scientology in a way that doesn't hurt people. All the work he's done so those that leave scn can do it and not feel cut off or incomplete, but in a way that is safe, not culty or indoctrinating and even free.
Freethinker is awesome, because we get in heated disagreements as often as we completely agree, but he always has his own way of looking at things. Keeps me on my toes! Panda was that way, too. I enjoy Helena Handbasket sometimes, too' sometimes her creativity combined with imagination and wit just knocks my socks off. She's full of surprises.
TrevAnon was kind of new to the Board so at his request, I issued him his own, personal "Non-Enturbulation Order." I love him, too. He never got in a tiff with anyone, so he just had to have one, just on principle.
BigBlue is a special sort of honey to me. Ask him anything about renovations or the history of the complex, he's stunning and a joy to have around. Bill doesn't post nearly enough, gosh I love his posts, the way he expresses himself so clearly with so few words.
Most recently, Lotus and I seem to be tossing the ball back and forth and doing the GMTA thing, but Tess is stimulating the heck out of me with intellectual ways of looking at things. Mimsey keeps reminding me how scns think but really tosses the ball around from that direction, and Terril is handy here as probably our only FZ rep to tell us what goes on there.
WildKat, F. Bullbait, PirateandBum, Ogs, Gib, AngeloV, Strati, Pheno, Dchoice, Tess, OperatingDB, ThetanExterior, ITYIWT, Churchill, Knows, Renegade, sheesh, if I can list the top 200, maybe I can start to come close to listing the ones that are all 10 out of 10???
And you wanted THREE?!?!?!
So the problem isn't about being polite or anything, it's that there's about a hundred categories of top posters here and a lot of the posters keep changing. Everyone has a specialty and it all sort of works together and each part and each specialty is essential to ESMB. They're not legends. They're all just awesome and I love them to bits even when we scrap. I hope that makes sense.
What a beauty post up thar ^^^ :dancer:
Such a fine collection of folks, ain't really no pickins
I might have missed this but shout out to Karen De la Carriere Thanks Karen
Anyone who can make me laugh has my vote ... I admit to not reading many of the more serious threads, I joined ESMB purely for the laughter and the camaraderie (I needed it at the time!) and that is still the reason I come here ... I'm not going to name people (they know who they are and there are so many that I'd be here all day).
The idea of laughing my way out of the cult mindset worked for me and I value every single person who helped me to do that.
When I first got out of the cult and started looking around the internet it was Arnie Lerma who helped me start to make sense of everything.
He also pointed me to information about how to get my IAS donations refunded, which I did successfully, and I was able to give him a little financial help. To show his appreciation he sent me a large walnut cake all the way from America to England!
I'd like to see him back here.
Thanx to everyone, heroes and villains past and present...
ESMB does have one of its very own legends, though. An ex from NZ who hit the scene starting with ESMB and helped get thousands of others involved and protesting in a very short time in a powerful fervor. He was a tantalizing, inspirational speaker and ignited thousands of Anons and exes to pick up protest signs all over the world. Some even had T-shirts made up with his name on them! Then he suddenly disappeared. Poof!
Like Australia's legendary, Harold Holt, a Prime Minister who went swimming one day, never to return. Some say he was picked up by a Russian submarine, or might still be in Moby Dick's belly...
(Unlike Harold Holt, though, we did find out the ex from NZ was okay.)
And speaking of ESMB LEGENDS:
There is the Legend of Feral, and how he organized a Christmas protest of the RPF at Dundas, NSW, Australia, that resulted in them calling the police, which backfired when the police then investigated the Church of Scientology and all hell broke loose.
How can we ever forget the young man who was freed from the Australian RPF by his father, Illegal Alien, (a TRUE story! )? Shoot, almost LOST this thread!! Mod, can you please sticky it or something?
also see: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?21206-Adrian-Kelsey
More and more legends of ESMB finding their way onto this thread!
Your post reminded me of TG1...
Which in turn reminded me of the utter awesomeness, wit, intelligence, insight and hilarious humor of the tantalizingly terrific trio of ferociously flippant & funny female former posters--TG1, Synthia & Smilla. Holyhell their contributions to the board were incredible and much missed!
Absolutely! to TG1, Syn and Smilla. They are/were awesome. I miss you! Come back!
And Kookaburra and Cherished and HappyDays! They knocked it out of the park!
Not sure I can name less than 300 stellar people that are 10 out of 10 now... it will probably be 500 by the end of the day and 1000 by the end of the week, the way this is going.
I am so proud to have known Larry/Denise Brennan in person as well as on this board.
Larry's thorough accounting of the consolidation of control of Scientology by lawyers and accountants is historically important.
Denise's coming-out thread here was one amazing read that I believe touched the hearts and changed the minds of so many.
I miss being able to get over here more often. This is a really good thread, filled with really good posts with nominees. I could spend all day writing down who I believe should be listed, but I don't have all day, though I wish I did. I hope to be able to get back here and put in my 2 cents but it seems that many have already noted the legends. I will add now that the members commenting on this are legends as well. Read their posts, as they have contributed much to help others and expose Scientology.
I love ESMB, the members and the posts. There is something for everyone and most of it is reachable to the lurkers and general public. Each new person who speaks up, anonymously or not, is important. And each contribution of wisdom and experience by members here is often priceless. ESMB posts are indexed on the internet, meaning every word in the public forum categories is out there to be read.
The forum is also mirrored and updated on the Way Back Machine internet archive, providing hope that generations to come will have access to what is public on this forum. Emma, and now Ethercat, along with the moderators, are the real heroes of ESMB. They keep it alive! Much gratitude to them, as well.
It is? I just checked and all there is for 2017 is a single March snapshot of the front page, with links to the posts not working.
I don't know how to get a site mirrored there. Months ago I laboriously got every page of PaulsRobot3 indexed there, several thousand of them, by entering each page singly into the Wayback Machine. But there is no evidence that I can see of how to access that now, unless one lucks upon the exact date when it was done. And that is a static site! ESMB with its hundreds of new items daily seems even more problematic.
Every single story is read here on ESMB contributes to people, often though, it relates with every single stories that remain untold, for many reasons and it helps lurkers too. :wink2:
Great you had the courage.. :wink2:
OK! Everybody here except Sheila can kiss my withered old ass!
Never again will I cast my pearls of wisdom to you fookers!
Actually it would be easier to know who isn't a legeng : anyone who has not posted yet!
Communicator I\C , is the one who makes it possible , for me to be informed since I don't surf other blogs, boards, facebook... He is like the ESMB news channel ..thus, we can trust there is no fake news on ESMB...
He always makes an appropriate selection of important topic.
Thanks to CommI\C