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Title: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 12 October 2003, 00:04:00
Just a short note: November 1st 1998 was the day when the first page of Santharia was uploaded - so the site will have its 5th anniversary soon. I therefore plan some sort of special celebrating the anniversary, outlining milestones of development, accompanied by some really old screenshots of Santharia during the course of time - at least as far as I can reconstruct things. Hope you'll enjoy:)

Perhaps you have some ideas in this respect as well, e.g. little stories from the member's side on how you discovered the site, got into the project, what you enjoy most etc. - I guess it would be good to have just a few voices here and there, which adds a bit of variety, not only a presentation from the webmaster's point of view. Well, maybe you have an idea ot two in this respect, what we could add here...


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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: quegon on 12 October 2003, 02:42:00
how about an anniversary thread that will only be open for the month and we can hold an in char RPG by post story or something

Quegon



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Quegon



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Artemis on 12 October 2003, 03:33:00
That is a really great idea Arti. :D .

Yeah, I think a special thread for this would be the best option. Members can input into it their experiences etc.

:D  :D  :D  

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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Faugar on 12 October 2003, 03:52:00
whoho, 5th already!
it will be really swell to see how it all started and developed... to see a list of all members, some of whom are no longer with us.. sniff.. I mean, you know ;)
I still remember writing in the guestbook for the first time... good old times :)  


       
     
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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: quegon on 12 October 2003, 05:53:00
Maybe we could have some contests, best poem contest, best saying, best picture etc etc and the 1st prizes get put in a special anniversary section or something

Quegon



Indecision kills so decide a Quick death or a slow one

Quegon



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Lamertu Kthaen on 12 October 2003, 13:07:00
congratulations :)  



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Rayne (Alýr) on 12 October 2003, 20:18:00
November 1? The day of my SAT II... ~_~;

I'm happy, though, that after 5 years, Santharia is still up and progressing.



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Lucirina Telor Vevan on 12 October 2003, 20:38:00
Its quite an achievement to have reached the ripe :p  ae of 5 years.
Many sites appear and perish in less time than that.
I'm proud and happy to be part of a site that despite all he time passed still is growing and becoming more and more detailed.

I wonder.. will we ever do a Santharian world meeting.. imagine that.. people from all over the world coming together..eehehe... just another crazy Lucirina dream.


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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Lamertu Kthaen on 14 October 2003, 00:11:00
I met Xaron once, but whither he went, no-one knows



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Drogo on 14 October 2003, 09:13:00
I like the idea of several contests about our love of the site.  That would be a great idea.  They could be put in the ode section or something ya know.  Wow, it has been a while.  A lot happens in five years. :nod

Wouldn't a world wide gathering be great!  I say we all invade Art's house for the 7th anniversary!  That would give us all a chance to save up money.  Just kidding Art hehe  But it would be cool if it was some centralized place.  I bet if we started planning something for a certain date or month it could be somewhat feasible.



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Faugar on 14 October 2003, 09:25:00
Damn! that leaves me just 2 years to finish digging that tunnel.. ;)  
But yeah, in 2 years I MIGHT have saved enough cash and have time to visit Santharian HQ :D  


       
     
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Edited by: Faugar at: 10/13/03 19:06


Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: quegon on 14 October 2003, 10:33:00
actualy the 10th anniversary would be better, though pros and cons or when and where are always hard to do cause so many people are here from all over the world...

Still I think it would be nice, and I can imagine a large room with isles of computers and santharians posting on them cause their all too shy to talk face to face :P

Quegon



Indecision kills so decide a Quick death or a slow one

Quegon



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 14 October 2003, 12:27:00
Contest/competitions: Well, as has already been mentioned several times at other occasions - contests where the best poems/stories or pictures are judged are never ideal, as this would produce winners and losers, and this is not precisely Santharian spirit. Also contests would mean that people could feel forced to do something.

I think not really much is required from people, but if everybody (or at least some people) could contribute something, be it a poem, just a little funny sketch for example from an artist, a funny little forum-story or something, this would be fine already. I don't know if most people have time to try their hand on something in this respect, but it would be appreciated a lot;)

Meeting: Well, sounds a bit unlikely that we'll be able to meet all at the same place at the same time, and it would also be a matter of costs:  - And people might get a shock of their lifetime, if your webmaster isn't the male sexbomb Faugar made him with his portrait:lol  So far I've only met Lamertu as he passed through Vienna, and at least he has surivived:devilish  


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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Wren on 14 October 2003, 14:11:00
Mwhahahaha.........

No one survive if I'm about. It all be a bit like final destination but with pointy ears!

I think you should all come to Britain. Its lovely and wet this time of year.


Anodd yw dwyn dyn oddiar ei dylwyth



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Arancaytar Ilyaran on 14 October 2003, 14:30:00
I really like the idea of a meeting, but it would sure cost a whole lot too much for it to be realized in the forseeable future...

Wherever it would take place, I'd do all I could to save up for a plane ticket on time.

Arancaytar Ilyaran



"He who quotes me is a fool"



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Silfer Darkflare on 14 October 2003, 15:06:00
Yes, meeting... well, if a Santharian (Arti) ins in the lottery, (like some millions euros) ,then we can talk ;)

I just might make something for the anniversary seeing as I need my spirit flowing till NaNo




Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Faugar on 14 October 2003, 15:08:00
I should be in London saturday... only for a short time, and on Heathrow - I'm just going via London to Montreal. But I'll try to wave to Wren :wave
Frankly, the thought of meeting you all terrifies me :noidea  even though it also sounds appealing in a way. But who knows, with time I might gather the courage and funds... or maybe some Santharian will win the lottery big time and invite us all ;)  


       
     
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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Wren on 14 October 2003, 15:21:00
Your in LONDON! And you couldn't delay your flight for an hour or so to come and see me? I coulda met you half way down the heathrow express or sommat!

Nevermind hey! Have a good time in Canada. Though its bound to be cold!


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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Drogo on 14 October 2003, 20:26:00
Hey Wren isn't it always cold and wet?! ;)

Anyway, I'm down for getting back to Europe.  Hmmm how bout Switzerland that's centrally located in Europe, and Europe is centrally located between the U.S. and Asia.  Hmm, Zurich was a wonderful place.

Just throwing out some ideas for 2005 hehe



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Faugar on 15 October 2003, 02:26:00
in 2005 we all may be able to visit the Santharian Museum that most certainly will be operational by then ;)  


       
     
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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Curgan on 15 October 2003, 04:54:00
Zurich? You 'll freeze there !!! (although in wintertime it's the perfect place for skiing).
But you 'll enjoy the best chocolate worldwide...
:fish  

Curgan

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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Silfer Darkflare on 15 October 2003, 09:01:00
Chocolate? Best worldwide? mmm....




Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Lucirina Telor Vevan on 15 October 2003, 11:16:00
Chocolate... who said chocolate...where where where???!!!


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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 15 October 2003, 14:53:00
Well, I offered already once, that everybody is welcome in my house. For a huge gathering of a lot Santharians, give me another year or one and a half to finish the last room and the third toilet (we might need it), then I should have enough room for a lot of people. Summertime might come in handier though than november. , then we could use the garden as well (and the nearby trees, :lol )
Maybe the best time would be during the next medieval festival !

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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Faugar on 15 October 2003, 15:58:00
that emoticon is great Talia :thumbup

Seriously - when is that festival? it WOULD be a great opportunity and time to meet indeed.
Germany is also not so far away for me, so I even could catch a train or a bus I think.


       
     
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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 15 October 2003, 23:35:00
25.06.2005-
17.07.2005 "Landshuter Hochzeit 1475" - Aufführung 2005    

Here you'll find some more information!
If we want to attent not only the march through the town, but a tournament, I have to buy tickets in november the year before. In fact, Artimidor as a foreigner would probably get them easier than me, LOL!

Some more pics of Landshut are here

I'm living about 8km away from this town.

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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Drogo on 16 October 2003, 09:10:00
oooooh  now that sounds like an interesting idea! :thumbup  

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Lord of the North



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Silfer Darkflare on 16 October 2003, 09:36:00
Yes indeed, train for me to there would take about 1 and a half day, but tis nothing. And with Interrail such a train trip costs about 3k crowns (about 250 euros), but that is Norway... our prices go trough the roof.:notthatway  




Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 16 October 2003, 11:58:00
I guess this occasion indeed would be really perfect for a Santharian meeting, yeah:)  It's also still quite central, not even that far away from the Santharian HQ than Switzerland, so I guess it's reachable from Vienna by train as well within a hours.

Also that you'd have some rooms for the guests, Talia, sounds perfect, and 2005 would also be fine with me (if the world still stands then, that is...).

Question of course is how many we'll get together (and how many you could harbour) - especially for people from overseas the trip could be a bit expensive. But there is at least ample time to think about it and perhaps combine the meeting with a regular vacation you planned in Europe or something. But definitely, I'd go with this idea, this sound fabulous:D  


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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Drogo on 16 October 2003, 12:21:00
Ah ha!  and once again another dream is taking on form to become a reality.

This will work great.  That way I can go to the festival as part of my medieval re-enactment stuff as well.  Hmmm I wonder what kingdom the part of Germany falls into in the SCA.

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Lord of the North



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Lucirina Telor Vevan on 16 October 2003, 12:22:00
Merrrf... well I got to take things easy unfortunatly.. the expenses of next years will be quite a strain of my already undermined economy ( what economy? wake up and smell the unemployment Luci!!! *sigh* )

Maybe I´ll meet up for the 10 year aniversary if we organize a reunion then
Unless some rich Santharian would pay for the trip.


From sunrise to sundown I live my life as a song.
Listen to the songbird, don't ignore it.



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Wren on 16 October 2003, 13:53:00
Err there's one flaw in this.

That's sooo goning to require me to get on a plane. And I HATE planes!


And for anyone with a remote interest, I'm in Belgium 7th -10th of November (I think). But I suspect the only person within 100 miles of that is Fauger, and he's not in the country at the time.....


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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 16 October 2003, 14:42:00
Lucirina: Well, first it would be good to have an estimation on how much flights there and back again (from Canada then I assume) would cost, then we'll see what could be done about it.

Wren: Well, if you don't like flying, you can still cross the channel via hovercraft e.g. and continue by train;)  If you manage to get to Belgium, I'm sure you could get to Germany as well;)  


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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: quegon on 16 October 2003, 14:46:00
If I had the cash it'd be a half a day trip max for me :P

that is IF I had the money I don't even have a job as it is :(

Quegon



Indecision kills so decide a Quick death or a slow one

Quegon



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Faugar on 16 October 2003, 14:47:00
Wren - you still have the tunnel as option, remember? so you dont really have to go with an airplane. You could come with Fred (I know we all would like to meet this guy you love so dearly ;)  ) or even take a bus. OR a ferry (did I spell it correctly?)

you are sure about that 7th -10th? Im coming back the 8th novemeber. Where in Belgium if I may ask? and are you going to fly there?


       
     
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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Thuja on 16 October 2003, 14:50:00
Germany for me is a hop skip and a jump away.  Could probably drive there in about 20 minutes. :biggrin
(well you know the autobahn, anyone driving under 200 KPH is sleeping) :rollin

Okay, was just kidding.  But Germany isn't that far away from here.


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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Arancaytar Ilyaran on 16 October 2003, 17:33:00
And where do you live, Thuja?

Anyway, Landshut is definitely not too far from here. By train it'd take less than six hours I think. I have an aunt who lives near Munich, so I traveled near there before.

Arancaytar Ilyaran



"He who quotes me is a fool"



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Drogo on 16 October 2003, 22:20:00
Wow, I feel so out of the loop.  I really must go and live in Europe for some time.  Visiting was great, but I think that I would get a much better experiance living there.

Also, so many of our members seem to be from there.  Perhaps Europeans are more imaginative?  Or maybe they are more fantasy oriented?  Hmmm....

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Lord of the North



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Wren on 17 October 2003, 08:46:00
Bruge (is that right). No I'm not sure its either that weekend or the next.



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 17 October 2003, 12:11:00
BTW: I propose we'll make an own thread later dealing with who can come to the meeting and afford it etc., so that we can start planning.

However, this thread was meant for the 5th Anniversary, which is already very soon, and we're still seeking ideas in this respect.

For example I plan to put up some sort of "Did you know?" page, where interesting small tidbits of perhaps unknown Santharian information can be put. E.g. Did you know when and where the name "Santharia" first entered the mind of your webmaster? What was the original concept of the world? If you have something interesting and/or funny to share, I'd be happy to collect some things in this respect. Pics, poems, stories, whatever are also very welcome!


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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Silfer Darkflare on 17 October 2003, 12:54:00
I am wroking on my return... which of course will happen on the day, and will be flashy. Also, I will bring a lot of thigns colleted on my travels... Will be sent to you soemwhere during the 29. oct. I suppose, Arti. But for now, all that is :topsecret  




Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Drogo on 17 October 2003, 14:38:00
I don't know about having much to add to the tidbit section, but I am working on something for the Ode to Santharia, How I found My Way, Oh I Love This Place, etc.

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Lord of the North



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 18 October 2003, 11:49:00
Sounds fine, Silfer & Drogo:)

BTW: Also had the chance to talk with Dalá on ICQ today now that she's done with her exams - and she also looks forward to come to the 2005 meeting... She's already starting to save some money for the big medieval party;)  


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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 20 October 2003, 11:27:00
*pokes*

Yeah, we need some things planned more clearly... I could imagine that Talia for example could give a short account on how she found the site and what kept her here - she has a nice story to tell:)   How about it, Talia?

And Drogo surely also has a story to tell being the one who disappeared and reappeared the most often...

Maybe if someone would like to do a nostagic look back you canould think back on what entries you did at the beginning, and how things progressed from there etc. Just a litltle something from various member's point of view would be funny.

Maybe someone could also give a short account of the Level Ecstasy thread to show what strange things can happen here at the Forums, simply to get over the "Goblin Milkmaid" level...

There's just a bit of imagination required! :hammer  


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Edited by: Artimidor Federkiel at: 10/19/03 19:28


Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Silfer Darkflare on 20 October 2003, 13:12:00
"Yes, ye,s now do be patient mr. Federkiel! I am working on many things, some of those you mentioned. Of course, they are all my POV, so nothing is taken." Looking annoyed, I return to my corner, sheltered form eyes and ears. ;)  




Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Drogo on 21 October 2003, 00:04:00
hehe it is the addictive powers of Santhari,  a place full of great people and wonderful imaginations, the worse kind of drug :lol  .  No worries, I'll have a few stories.
*sigh* remember the good ol' days of things like Level Ecstasy

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Lord of the North



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Curgan on 21 October 2003, 12:13:00
Why the worst kind of drug Drogo? I 'd say it's the best kind of drug! Totaly addictive and absolutely lethal for worries, dulness and sadness!!!
Let's get stoned with the Santharian drug!!!

:fish  



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 22 October 2003, 00:13:00
I'm unfortunately not here on the 5th of november - I'm in Rome at this time, hopefully even having  an audience with the pope, not attending a conclave (don't ask me, how many people are there besides my  traveling group!) and enjoying this wonderful town. But I will prepare something and ask Johanna to post it.

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Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Dala Valannia on 21 October 2003, 23:56:00
Hihi, I'm back after a gruelling week of mad mugging....Everyone's still alive!! That's good to know :thumbup  

Talia, I saw the pictures of your town (Arti sent the URL to me) and it's LOVELY! Just like out of a fairy-tale!! :exactly   I wouldn't mind congregating in Germany for the Santharian anniversary thingie! Would be nice to hug everyone in person instead of virtual ones :hug  

Wren, it took me 13 hours by plane reach Europe and 24 hrs to New York, surely you can bear a coupla hours from London to Germany!! :fish  

I hate planes too because I get horribly airsick but I love the feeling of being a new country more. It's wonderful being in a place that you've only seen in movies, books or magazines!

Edited by: Dala Valannia at: 10/21/03 8:02


Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Dala Valannia on 22 October 2003, 01:07:00
P.S Eh, I will be in Tokyo for a short holiday next week from 28th Oct to 1st Nov....anyone will be intersecting there from Belgium or London or Germany or USA? Gonna catch a Dir en grey concert while I'm in Tokyo, I got tix and everything!!! Wheeeeeeeee!!!! Happy, happy! :loveeyes  



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Lamertu Kthaen on 22 October 2003, 07:40:00
I'm within a hundred miles of Belgium too :/. Oo, and the 2005 meetig idea sounds great, yay :thumbup  



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Lucirina Telor Vevan on 23 October 2003, 00:17:00
Trying to find inspiration.. my brain is empty.... Shoot me


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Listen to the songbird, don't ignore it.



Title: Re: 5th Anniversary of Santharia
Post by: Artemis on 23 October 2003, 02:45:00
Hmmmm... 2005... will be in my second year of University... ah well, that's not important anyway!!!

Germany isn't too far away from England I suppose... I'm coming!!!

Ideas for the 5th though... well, I think a funny little passage from each of us as to how we found it and why we're still here would be good. Which is what you've all said already. :D . OK, let's get writing. Hehehe.

:D  :D  :D  

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