The 2017 Valentine's Day Extravaganza!

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  1. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is honourable Premium Member

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    It's that time of year again! Welcome to the 2017 Valentine's Day Extravaganza! Once again Kestra and I will be playing Cupid, and we're looking forward to sharing your messages of friendship, admiration and love across our board.

    For those of you unfamiliar with our Valentine's Day Extravaganza, the idea is that on your behalf Kestra and I send virtual flowers and a note (if you wish; there's no need to include one) to another TBBS board member on February 14th. It could be someone you admire, someone you appreciate as a friend, or even someone on whom you have a crush. Your message can be anonymous if you wish; just let us know. It's been very popular and a lot of fun in previous years, and everyone, seasoned pros and rookies, is welcome to partake.

    So, here are the all-important rules:

    PM Kestra or me by midnight on the 12th GMT, and on the 14th we'll send your choice of "flowers" with or without a note to the person or people of your choosing.

    Please provide the following:
    a. Your recipient's username(s).
    b. What color of (digital) flowers to send them. Choose one from red (love), white (admiration), yellow (friendship), or pink (crush) per recipient. Repeat: Choose one. :)
    c. A note from you (if you wish). The note can only be a written message and not a picture or a gif or something like that. Your Cupids really enjoy running the Extravaganza but anything other than written notes slows down an already very busy event for us, and you do not want Kestra and/or me to become grumpy. Trust me.
    d. Whether you'd like us to include your username or stay anonymous.

    Feel free to send flowers to up to five people, with one bunch of flowers per recipient. This is all in good fun and has been a great success in previous years, so let's make this year's Extravaganza even better!

    TBBS's Annual Valentine's Day Extravaganza: the non-consumerist, calorie-free alternative to chocolates and real flowers.

    (Just a note those Valentine haters who have squatted on previous Valentine's Day Extravaganza threads before: take your mutterings elsewhere. They don't belong in this thread. This event is fun, lighthearted, and built on friendship more than romantic love. If you can't say something nice in this thread, don't say anything at all. Got it?)
     
  2. { Emilia }

    { Emilia } Cute but deadly Moderator

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    Thank you for running this again. You both rock! :)
     
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  3. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is honourable Premium Member

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    You're welcome. :) We have a lot of fun with it, and those who participate enjoy it as well. It's now a Firmly Established Tradition.
     
  4. Awesome Possum

    Awesome Possum Take it sleazy Moderator

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    This is a nice thing to do.
     
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  5. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is honourable Premium Member

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    We've had some requests come in already. Keep them coming! :)
     
  6. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

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    Thanks for doing this again!

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  7. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Agreed. This is always an excellent idea.
     
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  8. T'Bonz

    T'Bonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    Posted as an announcement so hopefully non-MISCers will see it too.
     
  9. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is honourable Premium Member

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    Thank you, T'Bonz. :)
     
  10. Kestra

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    Thanks Bonz! I'm really excited hat we are doing this again, and hope that people will participate! :)
     
  11. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Last year I didn't send any and then I felt bad.

    Fleetingly thought that this year I would only send to people I hate (yes, you exist) and tell everyone else if you didn't get one it was because I didn't hate you.

    I admit, I conflict.
     
  12. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is honourable Premium Member

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    Come on, everyone, there must be a person or two upon whom you'd like to shower digital flowers of friendship and admiration. :) PM Kestra or me with your messages and brighten someone's day on the 14th!

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  13. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is honourable Premium Member

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    *pokes thread*

    Come now, people, where is your Valentine spirit? We don't have that many participants yet, and that Will Not Do. Remember, it's all light-hearted friendship, and there must be a poster or two whom you admire enough to send a digital bunch of white flowers, anonymously if you wish. So message Kestra or me with your flower requests and make someone's day on the 14th! In the meantime, here's a doggy butt:

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  14. Spot261

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    Do you keep a running log of who got the most?
     
  15. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I'd like to add my voice to the chorus, this game is an EXCELLENT way to lighten the mood and to promote good will and friendship to all, please don't just let this thing fall by the wayside. KEEP IT GOING, people!

    However you feel about somebody, there's a flower color to fit. It's just harmless fun. There is no downside to this. Get those flowers moving, and do it fast! :scream:
     
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  16. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    Let me add to the chorus of DO THIS! It's something fun. I know the world seems very bleak right now, but this is something to brighten it up.
    Last year, I got from people and it brightened things for me, even for a little while. :)
     
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  17. T'Bonz

    T'Bonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    Come on, you lazy unromantic louts! :lol: (there goes mine! :D)
     
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  18. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is honourable Premium Member

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    No, nothing like that. I don't keep records from previous years, and it's not a popularity contest. Again, it's a bit of fun between friends, and a great way to brighten someone's day. I left high school 30 years ago and have left silly popularity contests far behind, and I'm sure Kestra feels the same (though she left high school much more recently than me!). ;)
     
  19. teacake

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    Okay I will get mah shit together and do some today, the dates got away with me somehow!
     
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  20. Thestral

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    Thanks y'all for doing this again!
     
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