Topic: The Best of Us: The FIYH Forum Greatest Hits

I dunno about you, but I sometimes like to read through old threads, so I thought it could be a fun idea to revisit a few and come up with a 'Greatest Hits' of the forum. So here's my proposal: you post some links to threads that you believe are the best of the best - along with a brief reason why and if we get enough submissions, we can have some sort of voting system to determine a top (arbitrary number) definitive list of The Best of Us.

To start things off, I've put together a list of 10 threads I think would be suited. Note, I wouldn't say these are my Top 10 - but they are certainly 10 I would deem worthy of inclusion. Don't worry about submitting a ton of links yourself, one or two is fine - I just think if I'm starting the ball rolling, I may as well overcompensate.

Announcement: Goodnight, Goodnight!

This one is obvious really. Massive lovefest from us all that really warms up the fuzzies.

Are Video Games Art

A thread that spawned an Intermission episode and a classic example of a discussion that anywhere else would resort to 'FUCK YOU YOU SUCKKKKK!!!!'

DIF Community Project: DIF Road Trip!

C'mon, it's the fucking Road Trip! A bunch of us from all around the world set out to make an impossible thing and we bloody well did it.

"Extended Edition" Community Podcast

Okay, this may be a bit shameless - but c'mon. Bunch of forumers decide to start a podcast together? Too right!

Let's talk about Joss, baby

Another great example of a discussion that would turn sour anywhere else.

Lightwave for Beginners

Teague tells us how to make things. We fucking make things.

P&P: General Editing

Not only do we get a nice handy guide from Teague on the basics of editing workflows, we have an insanely insightful post from Eddie. I also may be a little biased as editing is kinda my thing.

Reading: The Internet Knows Where I Live

4chan vs. Teague. I've put this here more for it as a moment in FIYH history.

So, Mike was hit by a car.

The love and support that comes through in this thread is nothing short of extraordinary.

Zarban's lightsaber battle project

We might take a long time to get it done, but damn do we make kids dreams come true!

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Great idea! Just looking at your list shows me how much I've missed and I'd love to see the gold in this mine.
My own recommendation is a bit paltry but I really enjoyed the responses and nightmares I got from it. One of my first posts here.

Prince Rupert's Drops As Arrowheads

Witness me!

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The Best of Us: The FIYH Forum Greatest Hits
A thread that serves as a helpful catalogue for the threads that best reflect the nature of this forum.

Disclaimer: if you dislike the tone of a post I make, re-read it in a North/East London accent until it sounds sufficiently playful smile

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sad_tennant

...but in a happy way.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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My personal fave: Is there a God and why? If any thread could have gone completely to hell it would have been this one, but the conversation remained civil if at times heated throughout, and eventually devolved into dirty limericks.

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And thus proved the existence of God.

I write stories! With words!
http://www.asstr.org/~Invid_Fan/

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Darth Praxus wrote:

My personal fave: Is there a God and why? If any thread could have gone completely to hell it would have been this one, but the conversation remained civil if at times heated throughout, and eventually devolved into dirty limericks.

I forgot about that one! Definitely a great choice.

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You know what? Sticky.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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It's sticky? Ew.

"ShadowDuelist is a god."
        -Teague Chrystie

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http://67.media.tumblr.com/d3b6ece8fcb0064b9d717098a0db923b/tumblr_mxddr7UhgN1t2actoo1_500.gif

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Well played.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Well, a thing happened. I would like to think I helped us cope as we worked through a difficult time.

If anyone wants to add colors to match chatroom colors, be my guest, I can't be assed quite that much.

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Andrew Boter Bugenis added David Carlson and Chris Walker
Andrew: i hereby call this FIYH withdrawal chat to order
You named the group FIYH Withdrawal.
David Carlson added Sébastien Fraud.
David Carlson added Tom Ellingsen.
David: SHOULD WE BE PANICKING??
Andrew: the last thing I saw in chat was Teague saying "stop killing people" and I can only assume my browser stopped refreshing chat before somebody said "challenge accepted" and now CALAMITY
Tom: What's up exactly?
Andrew: who knows, site's down and I'm just getting a default Apache Ubuntu landing page on the server (more than I was getting last night)
Sébastien: I asked Teague if Holden had finally signed that contract with the Dark One, and that I didn't appreciate my soul being bargained that way
Tom: RIOT
Sébastien: ...apparently it's not that
Sébastien: Tom, did we actually invoke the Devil yesterday with our shenanigans?!
Sébastien: HOLY SHIT MESSENGER DOES ITALICS
Tom: I'm not sure.
David: Apparently I miss all the best parts of DiFChat
Andrew: yeah im always catching up after the fact, sigh
Sébastien: Nah it was a messenger thing
David: I guess the Nightwalkers are just more interesting
David: Your MOM was a messenger thing!
Sébastien: Hey, not fair!
Tom: Well he's not wrong
David: https://i.imgur.com/1puPW3B.gif
Tom: Hahaha
Tom: So when's the hyacinth sequel? [angel smilie that's crashing post]
David: Oh man, after my programming courses and the subsequent career change
David: Might start in a year. But that's assuming a lot. Point was to finish my first big project, and then be able to focus on a more lucrative one for a while smile
Andrew: "might start in a year"
Andrew: what about your dick?
Andrew: ok that's scratched the itch. off to work
David: (☞゚ヮ゚)☞
You added Martin Lejeune.
Martin: They left us
Martin: They left us
Tom Ellingsen added Owen Ward.
Tom: I say we slit their throats in their sleep.
David: Why in their sleep?
Tom: It's cliché, but it works
David: So I have to be patient?
Tom: No, you live closer than I do. I commission you to the task.
David: ...see I feel like this is more incriminating on Messenger than in a private DiFChat big_smile
Andrew: I mean it's a plane ride for any of us. Might as well make a meet up out of it.
Tom: Well at that point I assume we'll all be too drunk to kill anyone. Which I'm also fine withb :'D
Andrew: Ironic it'd take the death of the forum, then, to bring us all together. For murder! How heartwarming. I can hear the score and smell the Oscar already.
Owen: https://i.imgur.com/9MoDNj0.gif
Andrew: Tom, yeah, same tongue rather than throat slitting it'd just be scathing burns. So, same as always, just vocally so.
David: A Death-Of-DiF suicide pact?
Tom: Haha yeah
Andrew: What no, a picnic.
Andrew: A DiFnic.
David: .....right.
David: How do YOU do picnics?
Tom: Carefully
David: Man I guess I have to post this here now tongue
David: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCoH2AORcEQ
David: Guy creates a rubiks cube that solves itself. It's somehow cute.
Andrew: amusing and vaguely threatening right up unti it runs itself off the table tongue
Owen Ward added Alex Byzet and Jimmy Brown.
Owen Ward added Kristofer Regan.
Sébastien: Y'all off your nuts.
Sébastien: Forum still down then?
Sébastien: I say we find David a title for Hyacinth 2. Dude's totally lacking imagination.
Owen: 2 Hyacinth 2 Disaster?
Sébastien: Hm.
Tom: Hyacinth di2aster
Sébastien: Hyacinth 2: In Space, No O- yeah you're dead
Sébastien: I mean that's more of a tagline but I'm really looking to capture the spirit of it here
Sébastien: Hyacinth 2: Out of Control
Sébastien: ... I mean, you know.
Tom: Hyacinth 2: crews control
Sébastien: Hyacinth 2: feelin' blue
Sébastien: Wait no that's the porn parody
Tom: Hyacinth and the bouquet
Sébastien: Hyacinth: Saniss Is Not Done Yet
Andrew: Hahaha feelin blue
Tom: Hyacinth 2 : hyacinth harder
Andrew: ------
Andrew: So its a rainy, dreary day outside the bookstore, meaning it's a slow, quiet day inside. And I discovered that this manga is perfect for lunch break on a day like this
Andrew: https://i.imgur.com/42ba4E5l.jpg
Andrew: Relaxing cooking manga about living with an oversized arachnid after the end of the world
Owen: I think I’d enjoy that
Owen: https://i.imgur.com/auJHf1Pl.jpg
Tom: LOST.
Tom: That's not how it works
Andrew: ... What.
Sébastien: Wtf.
Tom: So what he's saying is that godaddy just had a hard drive failure and had no backups?
Tom: That doesn't add up, as that'd probably kill the database too, which wouldn't give us a "it's working" message, right?
Andrew: How is that a thing. I know GD sucks but that's... Basic srudd
Andrew: Stuff *
Tom: Srudd indeed
Tom: If it is the case, I can probably imagine the site is down forever.
Sébastien: Site structure is probably stored locally by Holden or something, but the forum archive might be gone in that case yeah.
Tom: I wouldn't even begin to set it up again at that point.
Alex: https://i.imgur.com/s2fM9BO.gif
Tom: Podcast stopped a while ago, it's novelty at this point ':(
Sébastien: Ah, we'll see. I'll ask Teague for news tomorrow
Andrew: Jeez.
Owen: https://i.imgur.com/WMOEHHGl.jpg
Sébastien: Remember Holden plays with powers we mortals cannot begin to fathom. We shall trust the Holden.
Sébastien: Silver lining, it got him to tweet about something else than baseball for once!
Andrew: Hah
Owen: https://i.imgur.com/Ks5jRlGl.jpg
Sébastien: Boter you traitor!
Sébastien: Now my forum profile will "accide ntally" be gone too
Andrew: Totes GD's fault, yesiree, Holden would never, though clearly he has killed for less
Andrew: Hey at least knowing what's up, we know where we can hold that "picnic".
David: Well that's bullsharl
David: *bullshark
Chris: WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH BOTER AND SANISS?!
Chris: AND WRITHYN.
Tom: We have altered them. Pray we do not alter them any further.
Andrew: AND BDA'S MOM
Owen: Wait, what about your dick?!?
David: Writhyn: We should just preface our comments thus so it feels more like home.
David: Writhyn: .....(ಥ﹏ಥ)
Andrew: Boter: stop I can only take so much at once, I mean I already did the - - - - - topic separator up there. Oh but also we should keep a character limit in mi
David: Writhyn: https://i.imgur.com/c4jt321.png
Jimmy: Wait... what is happening?
Tom: Aggressive negotiations  c
Jimmy: Ah, ok, as you were.
Owen: Forum is down.
Owen: Everyone panics.
Owen: Holden working on it.
Owen: All caught up now tongue
Alex: https://i.imgur.com/k0Zs7HF.gif
Jimmy: Yeah, I noticed it was down, I figured it would just be back up later, lol
Chris: BigDamnArtist: Also forum is down, GoDaddy might have lost all the backups? So site maybe not coming back up?
Chris: BigDamnArtist: Everybody panics.
Alex: Snail: The End is Nigh!!
Jimmy: Except me. I'm pretty chill.
Chris: BigDamnArtist:  mean, I guess we were all kinda waiting for who the third death yesterday was gonna be, just wasn't expecting it to be the FIYH forum.
Jimmy: Ha. Also, aww. And I like that folk are typing their usernames.
Sébastien: Waaaay too lazy for that.
Jimmy: Who am I? I don't know.
Alex: Snail: we are our usernames.
Sébastien: People will just have to remember I'm Kibouchi.
Jimmy: I'm Teague.
Martin: I'm Teague and so is my wife.
Chris: tbf, I've never seen Martin and Teague in the same room. So puts on tinfoil hat
Sébastien: I've never seen you in any room.
Sébastien: You don't exist.
Jimmy: I've seen them on the same video call but that could have been faked.
Jimmy: Also, I said I'm Teague first... but it was a big fat lie. I'm Trey.
Jimmy: Oh wait, this means I posted that Rodney Dangerfield photo on the forums for nothing, nothing, I say!
David: Writhyn: Ich bin ein Teague
Tom: I'm dickweed, or whatever Owen's called these days.
Tom: main site is sort of back up
David: Writhyn: This is the most active the "chat box" has been in a while big_smile
Tom: Hahaha
Tom: Truth
Tom: Also easier to keep track of
David: Writhyn:...again, though, I feel less comfortable joking about a suicide picnic on Messenger
David: Writhyn: and where would I be without the friends in my head joking about suicide picnics?? I ask you!
Tom: Hahahahaha
Tom: Coward
Tom: I need the board back up so saniss can post the chat log we had yesterday
Jimmy: I am so out of the loop with these inside gags, lol. nobody's fault but my own, of course.
David: Hyacinth: Nor'easter
David: Writhyn: That was the working title for the sequel btw
Tom: Not to worry, we're still flying half a ship
Tom: Also boards are back up

Boter, formerly of TF.N as Boter and DarthArjuna. I like making movies and playing games, in one order or another.

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HA.

HAHAHAHAHA.

Thanks for sharing this.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Good stuff in this convo smile

Witness me!

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Ugh I totally posted this in the wrong thread, meant for it to go into chat box gems. Further calamity, etc. etc.

Boter, formerly of TF.N as Boter and DarthArjuna. I like making movies and playing games, in one order or another.

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As Teague would say "Don't panic now. Panic later."

God loves you!

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