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Old 08-19-2017, 11:40 PM
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And there's a Cosima&Delphine thread on the Couples board.
already subscribed to that thread, so that's where I'll mostly be. I'm sure I'll bump into some of you in the sanvers thread in the supergirl board, too
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Old 08-19-2017, 11:44 PM
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I can assert quite a few things as facts in my life on Earth, but do not claim to have knowledge that is god-like.

The things I can assert, however, are the simple products of a decent education:

One of them is that the situations that control my life make me incapable of applying to become a moderator of this board, so that's that and I commend anyone and everyone who has worked to keep this board open through to the end of the series.

Another is that I was banned by a previous moderator of this board precisely because I liked an episode more than she did, and that I have repeatedly been singled out for cautions and warnings because I cared more for the overall show than for "Cophine."

Still yet is the fact that many regular posters insist (after watching -- and posting vociferously) that OB is a horrible show and that no-one should watch it, which makes me wonder why their posts count in the weekly post counts, but, as someone without the ability to apply to be a mod, means that their posts are none of my business.

I'm old enough to know self-hatred when I see it.

I'm not old enough to quit hurting when I see self-hatred exhibited.

The fact of the matter is that this has been the only board on FanForum where I have ever posted that the plurality of the board has been dominated by people who weren't fans of the show -- as in, not even remotely, and yet all of the posters kept watching and claiming that the show was bad because it didn't re-make the universe into the world of their dreams.

My message to people here who watch and deliver messages of hate is the same as my message to all who are filled with hate about anything (mosquitos, mosques, queers, people who are bi, black, latino, heteros or whatever label of humanity offends you: "let the Lord lift up His light and deliver you in peace,") because if you find more peace in picspam of kittens/puppies/cartoons of emojis than you find in the humanity depicted over five seasons of Orphan Black...

... then this board should have closed a long time ago.

So my blessings go out to TPTB who want to end the conversation/cut me (and others who dropped in from time to time) about a wonderful show.

If you can't find the time to support five years of some of the most extraordinary writing/acting in the modern era, then let go of the pretense that you ever understood what it meant to be "welcome to the trip."

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Old 08-20-2017, 09:10 AM
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Another is that I was banned by a previous moderator of this board precisely because I liked an episode more than she did, and that I have repeatedly been singled out for cautions and warnings because I cared more for the overall show than for "Cophine."
not one single mod of this board banned you, NO regular board mods have that power, so enough already.

your whole post is 100% nothing but an attack on people having different opinions than you.

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If you can't find the time to support five years of some of the most extraordinary writing/acting in the modern era, then let go of the pretense that you ever understood what it meant to be "welcome to the trip."
no one is obligated to keep posting on a tv show forum.
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Old 08-20-2017, 10:17 AM
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no one is obligated to keep posting on a tv show forum.
This. I've loved this board and Skins before that for the people that I have connected with, and I look forward to continuing that on other boards and social media, but Orphan Black was always a small show. I'm actually amazed we managed to keep this board open for its entire run because some shows don't get that. We all have lives, other interests, and I agree it's not much fun posting on a board because of the obligation of keeping posts up, instead of because you actually want to post on a board.

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If you can't find the time to support five years of some of the most extraordinary writing/acting in the modern era, then let go of the pretense that you ever understood what it meant to be "welcome to the trip."
And this annoys me even more. If the rule was we had to praise and love something to be able to participate in discussion, and could NEVER critique? Discussions would never last long. Doesn't matter how much you like a movie or TV show, there are always going to be things that could've been better. We've supported Orphan Black for 5 years. If we hadn't as I said above this board would've closed a long time ago. You may not like the idea of the board closing which is your right, and are completely entitled to express sadness as many of us have, but you don't have the right to attack or accuse us of playing pretend. For one it's extremely patronizing and completely untrue.

For my part I agree with the board closing. As I've said it's been a good time, you have all been so wonderful & we've had some great conversations and laughs, but my posts have been dwindling over the last year & that's something I don't see changing & it is better to go out on our own terms than be forced into closure. I'll be sure to go on the Cophine couple thread & may catch up with you guys on the Supergirl board if I don't completely give up on the show

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If you think what we've been doing on this board is self hatred, clearly you never ventured into the Gossip Girl spoiler & speculation threads which was one heck of a trip and any Pretty Little Liars thread ever, because we knew the show was trash but couldn't quit.
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Old 08-20-2017, 11:32 AM
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And this annoys me even more. If the rule was we had to praise and love something to be able to participate in discussion, and could NEVER critique? Discussions would never last long. Doesn't matter how much you like a movie or TV show, there are always going to be things that could've been better. We've supported Orphan Black for 5 years. If we hadn't as I said above this board would've closed a long time ago. You may not like the idea of the board closing which is your right, and are completely entitled to express sadness as many of us have, but you don't have the right to attack or accuse us of playing pretend. For one it's extremely patronizing and completely untrue.
preach it.

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If you think what we've been doing on this board is self hatred, clearly you never ventured into the Gossip Girl spoiler & speculation threads which was one heck of a trip and any Pretty Little Liars thread ever, because we knew the show was trash but couldn't quit.
the thing is, if we didn't care at all, we'd have stopped watching and wouldn't even bother to come post about it. so even if we were unhappy with stuff that happened, we still came here to talk about it. dislike is better than disinterest, and also, it's not like everyone hated everything. we all had lots of different opinions on different things throughout the years. but people are allowed to express their opinions about fictional characters and fictional storylines, even if not everyone agrees with an opinion. it's a tv discussion forum! that's the whole point of it! and ob was far from being the most negative -- ob didn't even have anti-threads, which some boards do -- the skins board was hugely tragic in its last few years.
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:03 PM
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Since we've all agreed that closing is the best decision here, would you like us to ask Jerry to close it right away, or would you prefer to have this last week to post on your favorite threads a few more times and have it closed by next Sunday? Please let us know, and thank you all for your participation on this thread
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:12 PM
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Since we've all agreed that closing is the best decision here, would you like us to ask Jerry to close it right away, or would you prefer to have this last week to post on your favorite threads a few more times and have it closed by next Sunday? Please let us know, and thank you all for your participation on this thread
whatever everyone wants is fine by me. kinda like the idea of one last hurrah on some of the threads.
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:18 PM
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the sooner, the better, in my opinion. lesser the chances to read unnecessary bull****. I think we've all said our goodbyes and whatnot, so this is my last day here, regardless of what everyone else decides.

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Old 08-21-2017, 04:41 AM
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whatever everyone wants is fine by me. kinda like the idea of one last hurrah on some of the threads.
I'm good with whenever, but like Twist I think one last time in some threads would be good.

As long as you tell us when the board is closing either way.
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:31 AM
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the sooner, the better, in my opinion. lesser the chances to read unnecessary bull****. I think we've all said our goodbyes and whatnot, so this is my last day here, regardless of what everyone else decides.

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Old 08-21-2017, 01:18 PM
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I'll ask him to close this Sunday, then. Enjoy!
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:15 PM
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thanks bb it's been real.
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