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Mr. Murphy
12-24-2008, 09:41 AM
Well, it's Christmas Eve, and I've found myself a small pocket of peace in the midst of all this holiday cheer, so of course I used it to hook up my consoles and check up on CoG. Christmas is a big deal in my family. We're one of those families who celebrate the holiday in a completely non-religious way - there's no mention of Jesus Christ here unless it's a song lyric or an expletive - but there is a certain spiritual feeling of love that lies thick and heavy in the air like a malaise.

So I just wanted to say, after all that's happened this year, that I'm glad things ended up the way they have, with so many of us involved in a genuine online community at it's ground floor. I wear my association with CoG as a badge of pride, because so many things that are important to me come to me first from this site, and from all of you. Whether it's news on an upcoming title or just an inside joke that brightens my day, whether it's a heated disagreement that ends in virtual hugs or a giveaway contest just because somebody wants to give, I get a lot out of this pile of HTML we call CoG. And of course, I'll never forget the tragically heroic events that led us all to be here - the "I'm Spartacus!" way we all stuck together when it came time to stand up for what we believe in. It was a little thing, forum drama, sure, but it meant a lot to me and I'm sure it did to many of you.

I'm glad to know you all, and happy holidays, whatever your holidays may be!

Shjinta
12-24-2008, 09:44 AM
Hey man, good to hear things are alright for you. I hope you and your family have a happy holidays. I'll just be happy to have power for the next few days.

fitbabits
12-24-2008, 09:46 AM
I'll be spending my first Christmas alone this year after spending previous ones with my ex-wife's family. They know how to do Christmas right, and I'm really missing them right now.

However, spending the day alone will afford me the time to reevaluate what I want from life and allow me the space to think about my next positive move.

I wish everyone at CoG a very warm and happy Christmas.

roboninja
12-24-2008, 09:48 AM
Merry Xmas, motherfucker!!

I thought you were the drunk one? All I have had is several liquor chocolates. Maybe you are one of those guys that gets drunk, and then is all "I love you guys"? :p

EDIT: Good cheer to you too, fits. Look forward to the new year, you just know it is going to be better.

Mr. Murphy
12-24-2008, 09:51 AM
I'll be spending my first Christmas alone this year after spending previous ones with my ex-wife's family. They know how to do Christmas right, and I'm really missing them right now.

However, spending the day alone will afford me the time to reevaluate what I want from life and allow me the space to think about my next positive move.

I wish everyone at CoG a very warm and happy Christmas.

Don't be afraid to use the community as a resource. We're on your side. Good luck!

Merry Xmas, motherfucker!!

I thought you were the drunk one? All I have had is several liquor chocolates. Maybe you are one of those guys that gets drunk, and then is all "I love you guys"? :p

Either "I love you guys" or I'm punching you in the face. Usually the former.
Besides, the drunk post you are referring to was made two nights ago: watch your time stamps!

However, it is not-quite 11 in the AM here and I'm already drinking a Geary's Pale Ale, so give me a couple hours. It's good to be back in Maine!

Psykoboy2
12-24-2008, 09:56 AM
However, spending the day alone will afford me the time to reevaluate what I want from life and allow me the space to think about my next positive move.

Ah, so you're going to be playing games the same as me then. Good to know. :D

astranoir
12-24-2008, 09:56 AM
Happy Holidays! *cheers* to such a wonderful community

(Damn, I never got a Santa hat for my Death avatar, and now I'm away from my desktop :( Alas)

Shjinta
12-24-2008, 09:58 AM
I'll be spending my first Christmas alone this year after spending previous ones with my ex-wife's family. They know how to do Christmas right, and I'm really missing them right now.

However, spending the day alone will afford me the time to reevaluate what I want from life and allow me the space to think about my next positive move.

I wish everyone at CoG a very warm and happy Christmas.

Sorry to hear about that James. You know you're more than welcome in my Den if you ever found yourself in Montreal.

Nerdious
12-24-2008, 09:59 AM
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope all of you have manage to have a fun and safe christmas. I'll catch you all on XBL, you show me your haul.... I'll show you mine.

IIIIII'mmm dreaming of a zoooommmmbie christmas, just like the ones I used to shoooot ooooOOOoooOO. Merry Xmas.

fitbabits
12-24-2008, 09:59 AM
Ah, so you're going to be playing games the same as me then. Good to know. :D
For a little while, yes. However, I'm going to spend a few hours at the homeless shelter downtown serving Christmas dinner to those who truly have no place else to be.

Ghostbear
12-24-2008, 10:09 AM
Merry christmas everyone, I will be spending the day napping and playing games, heaven!

zarathstra
12-24-2008, 10:15 AM
Merry Christmas guys. I'm new around here, but this is the only game forum I've ever found (besides racketboy) that wasn't full of idiot 12 year olds calling me a faggot with no punctionation and terrible grammar. You have no idea how refreshing that is. I'm hapy to you guys are around to help ease my transition into gaming after being gone for so many years.

Merry Christmas guys, thanks!

bapenguin
12-24-2008, 10:16 AM
Ah, so you're going to be playing games the same as me then. Good to know. :D

You guys could Co-Op something together...in the spirit of Christmas!

Raen
12-24-2008, 10:36 AM
Happy Holidays! *cheers* to such a wonderful community

(Damn, I never got a Santa hat for my Death avatar, and now I'm away from my desktop :( Alas)

Ask and you shall receive.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/santadeath.png

Mr. Murphy
12-24-2008, 10:38 AM
Ask and you shall receive.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/santadeath.png

Well done!

Raen
12-24-2008, 10:42 AM
Not as good but I thought bap could do with Christmas spirit as well

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/santabap.png

Psykoboy2
12-24-2008, 10:44 AM
And so our Santa Hat thread has been created!

zarathstra
12-24-2008, 10:45 AM
And so our Santa Hat thread has been created!

Doctor Strange Snoopy does not were Santa Hats! :)

Voodoo
12-24-2008, 10:47 AM
As long as you are handing out santa hats... :)

Mr. Murphy
12-24-2008, 10:47 AM
And so our Santa Hat thread has been created!

Santa hat avatars make me laugh.

<Adam West>Pyramid Head...ha... in a Santa hat.. ha ha... but.. Pyramid Head wouldn't wear a Santa hat... ha.. hahaha... hahahahahahah!

I've failed you.</Adam West>

Purple Santa
12-24-2008, 10:48 AM
*holiday cheer*
Well said. Cheers to Mr. Murphy and everyone on here.
Merry Christmas guys. I'm new around here, but this is the only game forum I've ever found (besides racketboy) that wasn't full of idiot 12 year olds calling me a faggot with no punctionation and terrible grammar. You have no idea how refreshing that is. I'm hapy to you guys are around to help ease my transition into gaming after being gone for so many years.

Merry Christmas guys, thanks!
12 yr old rants? You missed out on Schnoogs then didn't you :p
Not as good but I thought bap could do with Christmas spirit as well

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/santabap.png
Brilliant. That should be the avatar all year long for Baps. The red makes him glow just right :D

Purple Santa
12-24-2008, 10:49 AM
I'm in for a Santa hat!

astranoir
12-24-2008, 10:50 AM
Ask and you shall receive.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/santadeath.png

Thank you so much! It's marvelous. :)

Raen
12-24-2008, 10:53 AM
Thank you so much! It's marvelous. :)

Don't mention it. Chilled me out whilst I was stressing about stuff :)

EDIT: Cleaned up the hat somewhat. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/santabap-1.png

And Santa I'll see what I can do.

Mr. Murphy
12-24-2008, 11:02 AM
Don't mention it. Chilled me out whilst I was stressing about stuff :)

EDIT: Cleaned up the hat somewhat. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/santabap-1.png

And Santa I'll see what I can do.

You oughtta take a second and slap some little hats on Gabe and Tycho there.

Raen
12-24-2008, 11:08 AM
I'm in for a Santa hat!

Really pleased with this.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/purplesantahat.png

You oughtta take a second and slap some little hats on Gabe and Tycho there.

I shall give it a shot.

EDIT: Came out well enough actually.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/gabetychosanta.png

Purple Santa
12-24-2008, 11:18 AM
Really pleased with this.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/purplesantahat.png



I shall give it a shot.

EDIT: Came out well enough actually.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/gabetychosanta.png

Fucking awesome dude! Thanks!

Raen
12-24-2008, 11:21 AM
Hm it doesn't seem to be sticking although I've changed it. Anyone know why? I'm just copying the URL in.

EDIT: Got confused between profile and avatar pics. Opps.

Thanasimos
12-24-2008, 11:22 AM
!! I need a santa hat...

Raen
12-24-2008, 11:27 AM
!! I need a santa hat...

Sure. You were easy.

EDIT: Tweaked. Looks slightly better.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/thanasimossanta-1.png

Squidbot
12-24-2008, 11:29 AM
The hat! It spreads!

Raen
12-24-2008, 11:31 AM
The hat! It spreads!

Gotta love that it's all the same clipart.

bapenguin
12-24-2008, 11:38 AM
Don't mention it. Chilled me out whilst I was stressing about stuff :)

EDIT: Cleaned up the hat somewhat. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/santabap-1.png

And Santa I'll see what I can do.

HAHA. Thanks. :D

OldeWolf
12-24-2008, 11:43 AM
I'm horrid at image editing. Santa Hat me please? :o

Shrinn
12-24-2008, 11:46 AM
My avatar isn't very conducive to Santa hatting, seeing as it's got no head room.

But I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas! CoG truly demonstrates the power of togetherness and Unity.

Thanasimos
12-24-2008, 11:52 AM
Sure. You were easy.

EDIT: Tweaked. Looks slightly better.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/thanasimossanta-1.png

You, good sir, are awesome.

Raen
12-24-2008, 11:54 AM
I'm horrid at image editing. Santa Hat me please? :o

The hair was a pain, but it's not too bad. Greyscale and colour due to the avvy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/oldewolfesanta.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/oldewolfesantabw.png

EDIT:

My avatar isn't very conducive to Santa hatting, seeing as it's got no head room.

I disagree.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/shrinnsanta-1.png

Voodoo
12-24-2008, 12:03 PM
I'd love to have a hat too. :)

Generation ABXY
12-24-2008, 12:07 PM
I'd love to have a hat too. :)

That'll no doubt look interesting.

Raen
12-24-2008, 12:16 PM
I'd love to have a hat too. :)

Done

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/voodosanta.png

Voodoo
12-24-2008, 12:17 PM
Done

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/voodosanta.png
Yay! Thanks! :)

OldeWolf
12-24-2008, 12:50 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/oldewolfesanta.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/oldewolfesantabw.png

Was so hard to decide which one! But looks like the red one shouts out louder "It's Christmas = mc˛!"

Many thanks! :p

Purple Santa
12-24-2008, 12:59 PM
I'd love to have a hat too. :)

Love the new look Voodoo. :cool:

Arphahat
12-24-2008, 01:05 PM
Ridiculous looking or not, I want a hat too!

astranoir
12-24-2008, 01:10 PM
Ridiculous looking or not, I want a hat too!

You have a hat, just not a santa hat :p

Arphahat
12-24-2008, 01:12 PM
You have a hat, just not a santa hat :p

*whines* But I want a santa hat too! */whines*

Talanvor
12-24-2008, 01:15 PM
Wait, you want a hat on your hat? Wha?

Arphahat
12-24-2008, 01:24 PM
Wait, you want a hat on your hat? Wha?

No, no, no. It's Christmas, I can take off the regular hat. :)

crazyD
12-24-2008, 01:36 PM
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c290/thecrazyd/arphahat-2.png

That took waaay too fucking long to make. And it's not any good.

Raen
12-24-2008, 01:37 PM
Ridiculous looking or not, I want a hat too!

Really not the best by any measure but...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/araphatsanta.png

Psykoboy2
12-24-2008, 01:37 PM
Kermit needs a hat.

Thanasimos
12-24-2008, 01:39 PM
Wait, you want a hat on your hat? Wha?

YO DAWG I HERD YOU LIKE HATS SO WE PUT A HAT ON YO HAT SO YOU CAN WEAR A HAT WHILE U WEAR A HAT.


Somebody had to do it, after all.

Arphahat
12-24-2008, 01:44 PM
Yay! Thanks Raen and crazyD.

I shall now be known as "the Arphahat-hat"

Raen
12-24-2008, 01:45 PM
Sorry guys but I'm just about to start my festivities, so Scott is the last one. I'll try and start on all of this earlier next year. If I'm sober tonight, or up early tomorrow, then I'll try and do other people but no promises.

Ghostbear
12-24-2008, 01:48 PM
damn! missed out.

Raen
12-24-2008, 01:51 PM
Here you are Scott. Sorry but Kermit had to loose an eye for his hat. Unless you want it hanging off his hand?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/psykoboy2santa.png

Psykoboy2
12-24-2008, 01:54 PM
Thanks a bunch man. I appreciate it.

Psykoboy2
12-24-2008, 01:54 PM
ACK!

New idea! Someone put hats on the spacemen for our banner!!

Disgustipated
12-24-2008, 01:56 PM
I can haz hat? Or will it not work with my avatar?

Raen
12-24-2008, 01:59 PM
ACK!

New idea! Someone put hats on the spacemen for our banner!!

Ok because I love CoG I will do this before going out. Gimme 5 minutes.

I can haz hat? Or will it not work with my avatar?

Sorry Dis, it just wouldn't work.

Raen
12-24-2008, 02:07 PM
Santa spacemen.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/cogbanner.png

Superman's Dead
12-24-2008, 02:12 PM
And the crowd goes wild!

Raen
12-24-2008, 02:22 PM
Well I had a few spare moments. So added a Tree to the background :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/cogbanner-1.png

Mr. Murphy
12-24-2008, 03:04 PM
Well I had a few spare moments. So added a Tree to the background :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/angelusraven/cogbanner-1.png

Raen saved Christmas! Everybody make sure you save your avatars so you have them for next year!

Thanks Raen! Enjoy the Holidays!

MagGnome
12-24-2008, 11:30 PM
Happy holidays everyone! Wishing you and yours the best!

I can't wait until the holidays are over. :p

Raen
12-25-2008, 05:51 PM
Raen saved Christmas! Everybody make sure you save your avatars so you have them for next year!

Thanks Raen! Enjoy the Holidays!

Thanks Murphy :) had a great day today and get to repeat it with my mum and grandparents tomorrow :)

Purple Santa
12-25-2008, 06:31 PM
Happy holidays everyone! Wishing you and yours the best!

I can't wait until the holidays are over. :p

Uno tournament for New Year's Eve Mags if you are home. We don't go anywhere...so maybe we can play some Uno to bring in the new year :).

MagGnome
12-25-2008, 07:46 PM
Uno tournament for New Year's Eve Mags if you are home. We don't go anywhere...so maybe we can play some Uno to bring in the new year :).

I might be up for that. I have zero New Year's Eve plans. :/

Bad Buddha
12-27-2008, 10:55 AM
I've already got a hat!

Purple Santa
12-30-2008, 02:53 PM
I might be up for that. I have zero New Year's Eve plans. :/

Well i'm sorry I missed the last uno tourney but i'm glad I did. Sounds like I would of never gotten to sleep. But if you are up for it, lets do the NYE Uno ...