My membership as a Lord--------

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My membership as a Lord--------

Post by codguy » February 15th 2023, 12:22pm

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One day (some twelve years ago) I stumbled across this hater site, signed up and was met with the koi fish owner. Had to present my other forum names to ensure I wasn't "one of those".
Was welcomed but recommended to change my forum name to prevent havoc at those other sites ------- so I did.

I then quickly became enamored with this place that suited my demeanor, no weak bunnies that I've experienced elsewhere (for the most part).

My first direct contact with a Lord was when I visited conjurer at his place of worship job.
That visit was kinda weird---- was met with some massive gorilla statured gent serving as door security and was reluctantly allow to enter despite my hippy homeless appearance. There I asked a cute tart employee where I could find the store manager.
I swear she said he is probably rubbing one off in the powder room again (might be wrong on that account) and she would check.

So I met this WL with a huge smile on his face (knew it was him because of the non-tarnished halo above his head --------and didn't realize until later why he was probably smiling).
Clear as shit I remember showing this watchlord a Breitling watch of mine and apologize in advance if I piss people off on the forum. Was met with a "don't worry about that" or some shit to that effect and I ultimately thought this forum is for me and a friendship with the haloed guy was born.

Don't completely remember (killed many a brain cells since then) how I met up with Founding Member Mark1 at a boat race event in eastern Washington State. Had a nice although short visit and again thought WOW, this forum has some cool dudes-------- hope I can fit in.

Next up for me was attending a dinner GTG in the Meth Capital of the Northwest. Can't remember all in attendance but do remember koimaster, conjurer, mark1, hawk & spouse and probably the smellodys (again lack of brain cells). Had a nice Chinese meal and shot the shit about anything and everything, enjoyed myself despite not feeling totally comfortable --odd man out syndrome I suppose.

Still kinda surprised our WL leader (koi) accepted me, believe it wasn't a wristwatch thing nor a military thing and definitely not one of politics. I honestly believe it was my staunch no bullshit stance on life-------------or I could be completely off base.

Next meet up (I think) was again another Chinese restaurant GTG in the same MCoNW. There were many of the first group and included Noble Lord jaw. I know, right???
Oh, and I tested my acceptance in the "club" by presenting the forum owner with a birthday gift bumper sticker that stated "I'm a deplorable" and requested he place said sticker on the bumper of his plastic fiberglass corvette.

I've manage to create a nice friendship with others from afar (horsefeathers and fatman) and have disassociated with those that pissed me off rub me wrong.

Welp since then, I've again broken bread, attended events and hitched airplane transportation with various members here. My friendship will always be strong with these folks and the majority of the members here. I honestly like this place.

How fucking cool is that.
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Re: My membership as a Lord--------

Post by smellody » February 15th 2023, 12:53pm

Jeebus don't get all teary 😢 eyed!

I mean, that's OK to touch your feelings.

I agree with all you've said. I've also made great friends here, including yourself. I look forward to seeing you guys when we meet up. Speaking of food, we should GTG again soon. It's my turn to buy and I have a sheet of coupons for the Sizler.
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Re: My membership as a Lord--------

Post by Nuvolari » February 15th 2023, 8:12pm

I liked Cod’s ghey nancy post but I am concerned he may have a concussion.

I, too, prefer to be around people who also suffer a terrible allergic reaction to bullshit… which is why I’m here.

I think I’ll renew my membership, too.

Do we get a new card, or…?
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Re: My membership as a Lord--------

Post by bedlam » February 15th 2023, 9:52pm

Jeebus...next he'll be showing us his watercolor paintings
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Re: My membership as a Lord--------

Post by Mark1 » February 15th 2023, 11:44pm

bedlam wrote:
February 15th 2023, 9:52pm
Jeebus...next he'll be showing us his watercolor paintings


I think you meant watercolour paintings, but I could be wrong. Codguy is a good friend. The killing of brain cells concerns me though. Perhaps he should refrain from huffing paint thinner, but who am I to judge?
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Re: My membership as a Lord--------

Post by artman » February 16th 2023, 11:42pm

I forgot why I stopped posting on WL. I tried Crunch and WUS for awhile. I quickly got bored of Crunch and WUS felt too ... big ... like I was in a lonely cavern. I have over 5000 followers on Instagram, but at some point that bored me too and it felt more like work than fun. I really thought I was done with this hobby until I randomly check my IG account and got a message from Smells that Koi passed away. I got that message almost 2 months after Smells sent me the note and that really made me sad. That overwhelming sadness compelled me to log back on and honestly I don't remember why I stopped posting here in the first place. If I've pissed anyone off - get over it and if anyone's pissed me off I just don't remember - shit don't matter. Gaddangit. I like it here too.
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Re: My membership as a Lord--------

Post by AlbertaTime » February 17th 2023, 12:00am

codguy wrote:
February 15th 2023, 12:22pm
I honestly believe it was my staunch no bullshit stance on life-------------or I could be completely off base.
Well, the thing about 'Lords is we're all pretty straight up and we say what we think. So, no--you're not off base because you say what you think and so did Alain. That's valuable common ground among us. That's where the respect among differences comes in.
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Re: My membership as a Lord--------

Post by conjurer » February 17th 2023, 12:30am

Well, goddamn it, since we've got all heavy and weepy in here, here's my two cents.

I remember coming here for the first time not long after Alain opened the joint up. Until then I was mostly posting on the old BDWF and, once in a great while, at WUS. Even back then BDWF was slowing down a lot--not like the graveyard like it became but it was on the way. And WUS was pretty fucking lame--lots of members, but most of 'em seemed like dildoes.

Anyway, I found myself here, and you could swear, and break balls, and say whateverthefuck was on your mind, and as long as you had some street cred, or didn't seem to be a total Geek jagoff, nobody gave a shit. It was totally liberating; since I am, at heart, a profane fucking asshole, I felt that I had found my home.

So many of us have come and gone. It seems like yesterday that HF's widow called me the day after he died, inquiring about a watch he got in one of the charity auctions. It seems like the day before yesterday when Alain, then a member of TZUK, went to my defense on that place after I broke balls over the Smiths Everest and nearly busted the Special Relationship between us and our British cousins. And, was it last week when fatman called in to Shop and broke Turd head's balls? Was it just last month when Charles Ninetoes showed up, and was sent to the Pine Barrens? And the month before that that the Ronco Larry guy put his head through the drywall?

Alas, the original BDWF is dead. Watchgeeks, our old foe, our Thulsha Doom, is also dead. It is as if they never existed. But Watchlords is still here.

I love this fucking place.
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Re: My membership as a Lord--------

Post by Nuvolari » February 18th 2023, 10:01am

Nicely framed Conjugator and a very similar if not parallel path of other Lords for similar reasons.

WUS? Uhg. I found it weird… like one of those huge cloud-like flock of small birds: one of them suddenly, flys in circle and then ALL of them fly and follow it. WUS came across to me as excruciatingly insufferable and I seldom participated.

I had really only known PMWF and there were some really good guys on there - many of whom I had met in person, which is always cool. Alas, it only takes a couple of belligerently geeky fucks to more or less ruin the vibe of the site… and the Appalachian American invasion more or less ruined the joint.

In the interim, I had been lurking here for quite a while and was rather taken aback. I remember thinking, “Jesus Christ, whadda bunch of cantankerous jackasses! Although… if you start at the beginning of that thread, the OP totally deserved it. You know what, I think I like these ‘Lords’ guys…”

And, then when Reto offed himself I pretty much had no where to go. You see, I don’t always play well with others and tend to be a rather pronounced cantankerous jackass.

Coincidentally, I also like this joint. I don’t really like the whole business of life being so very fleeting - so my mission is to pursue activities that bring me joy. I do this for JOY gawddamnit, JOY! And I haven’t the patience for the uniformed or willfully ignorant.

So, it would be great to grow our ‘membership’ but it is difficult when we all recognize and appreciate how far superior Quality reigns over Quantity.

I am grateful for what we have here - 🍻
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