I was always The Outsider here ...and you never even knew my name:
"Celandine" is a native Poppy that grows here in our Eastern Forests
...btw, the name is Jac. short for Jac.queline.
Look on a map... I was living where the series was filmed WHILE it was still being filmed in the streets of Harrison, Kearny, & North Arlington, NJ
(The scene where Chistopher shoots the bakery clerk in the foot was where my mom bought pastries.. my friends owned PIZZALAND
Only mention it by way of saying, I lived across the 'Jersey Meadowlands from The World Trade Center that I watched smoking for 6 months...
Only mention that because on the morning of 9-11 I was a Forum Chief in MacWorld Forums, helping some kid (MacMan) with his homework
while waiting for my mom's doctor to deliver the bad news about her cancer, when the plane hit the second tower, and my late husband called
telling me to "GRAB THE KITTIES! WE JUST WENT TO WAR!!!" "WORLD TRADE CENTER ?!?"
Only mention that because since I was on a live connection when the Radio Tower on top of Tower 1 came down, I was one of the only folks
with the ability to listen to local reports AND Forward the news to hundreds of members worldwide moment to moment for about a week......while the jet went down in PA.
and the jet skidded into the Pentagon etc Afraid to put my mac to sleep/drop my connection during this high drama.
Checkout the MacWorld Location Line; Exit 149... it's a 'Jersey Joke.. locate it on a map.
I became the conduit though which the news flowed... into my earphones and out through my fingertips keeping my panicing sub-forum together
until they re-established some sort of normal communications.
Another 20 page thread...
Only mention that because that's where the fights began...and ended... with the bully who would be king caused the entire sub-forum to be closed
About 50 members followed me as we went from forum to forum with the same bully hot on our heels, with him posting such obscene rants
that forum after forum had to be closed down & hosed out...
The members even started their own forums and set me up sometime as Administrator, sometimes Head Moderator... yet again the harassment
Until the day we arrived @ MacFora where a single question ("Has she arrived yet?") brought a member asking "Did someone say 'SHE'?"
Anyway, the Wise Old Man of the Forum (The Apple Doctor) was smart enough to fend off the bully and send him packing for good.
I made MacFora my home, while the rest of my traumatized crew just kept running...never to be seen again.
Only mentioned that because years later MacFora was killed by a single member manipulating fellow forumites into drawing up sides and battling.
(nup, tweren't nuthin' to do with me... I'd already been lead off to another friendlier forum... by the time I came back MacFora was no more)
Only mention that because that's how I got invited here in 2004... yeah... already had quite enough of bullies, & quasi-queens to last a lifetime!
You can take it from there... I just wanted to be left in peace... begging mMod1 to "PLEASE stop the manipulating & bullying that was causing
people to be bullied off the forum for things as stupid as a missspelling! (FerCrySake!) but it was allowed to go on (& on & on & on)
until on one medicated moment (Prednisone Psychosis ((google it)) ) During which I FINALLY Unloaded the pent-up disgust in ONE SINGLE POST
Summing up all the BS One member had been posting non-stop for YEARS. All I did was wad up all his BS and through it back in his face, all because
I needed a abdominal Cat-Scan which saved my life, because I'm fataly alegic to Cat-Scan Contrast Dye. So I got banned from here, and stranded in
MacCentral CAFE for a few YEARS, as mMod1 (RedNeckJohn) was allowed to visit and harass me whenever he got bored with MacMinute...
So... YES, JOHN... "Cel WON'T Be Missing YOU" ...so I was left with literally a bleeding wound to literally heal myself from an open wound
following the same cancer surgery my mother had had that morning in 9-11 ... because JOHN "Called B__S___" about my cancer(John 20:24–29)
<-KLICK...just to prove (AGAIN) that's Really "ME"
Oh... and tell Doggy Breath
The Butterfly Thing is because Me n' Me Mates Rescue & Release Endangered Monarchs
So when she WHINES about "Losing A Forum"...? ...She (as usual) HAS NO IDEA!!!!!!!
I belong to at least 20 other forums
but I'm no longer footloose, my former traumas
cause me to tend toward putting down roots & making a home
It's a pity that Doggy Breath reckoned if she couldn't have a forum, no one could.