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jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

We have a new 10K member; DarkScribe is in the mansion!

Asked by jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities (19667points) March 1st, 2010

We missed you while you were away, and we’re glad to have you back as our newest 10K member!

Congrats @DarkScribe!

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83 Answers

syz's avatar

Oh, the mansion’s gonna be an interesting place. Congratulations!

HTDC's avatar

Happy 10k day DarkScribe! I enjoy reading your comments and tend to agree with them more often than not. Well done!!!

Jude's avatar

Congrats, Aussie!

jfos's avatar

Better yet, on a Monday.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Congratulations! The check is in the mail ;))

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erichw1504's avatar

Awesome! What an amazing job DarkScribe! Keep on lurvin’!

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Congratulations Dark Scribe!!!

BoBo1946's avatar

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Dog's avatar


We built you an elegant writers suite complete with reference library and hot tub. (helps inspire creativity!)

Disaster_Porn's avatar

Is this a question?

ETpro's avatar

More patience than I, DarkScribe. Way to go. Congratulations.

cookieman's avatar

Congratulations @DarkScribe.

I’m always happy to see your posts. Welcome to the mansion.

jfos's avatar

@Disaster_Porn Are you a question?

erichw1504's avatar

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jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@Disaster_Porn Note the exclamation point at the top, and the lack of a question mark. This is a party!

erichw1504's avatar

Did anyone bring the cake?

Judi's avatar

@DarkScribe; I think we have a “love/hate” relationship. Sometimes you really piss me off and then I read another answer and realize I gotta love you anyway. Are you my little brother?
Congrats on a well deserved 10K. stinker

J0E's avatar

Congrats, mate!

liminal's avatar

No surprise!

CharlieGirl's avatar

Awesome!! @DarkScribe congradulations on your new accomplishment.:) Smiles all around.:)

tinyfaery's avatar

Uh oh. Congrats. Try to take it easy on the 10Kers, will ya?

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aprilsimnel's avatar

Hey, congrats, @DarkScribe! :D

knitfroggy's avatar

Congrats to you!

sakura's avatar

well done my friedn :) CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!!!

marinelife's avatar

You are an always interesting member of the collective whose posts I always look forward to reading. Congratulations, @DarkScribe!

susanc's avatar

Rah rah DarkScribe!

IBERnineD's avatar

Congrats DarkScribe!

JLeslie's avatar

Welcome to the club. Congratulations!

mattbrowne's avatar

I hope you enjoyed your break. I wondered where you were. Recouping energy before completing the 10K mansion, huh? Good job !!

stratman37's avatar

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CMaz's avatar

@DarkScribe – You are the man! A genius amongst geniuses.
Even when you are a douche. ;-)

I have a lot of respect for you. Happy 10K!

Trillian's avatar

Congratulations there bug guy. I had to let myself in. Where’s the butler?

Bluefreedom's avatar

Congratulations on a fine accomplishment! Well done!

Dr_C's avatar

Congratulations Scribe!!! Welcome to the Mansion! Get ready to party with all the lovely fluther ladies!

also… now that you’re a housemate are you gonna share all those nifty electronic thingies you get to test and review?

Amazing job!

Cupcake's avatar

Congrats @DarkScribe!! :)

Allie's avatar

WOOT! Nice job, Scribe. Welcome to the party place.

Aethelwine's avatar

So happy you came back. I always enjoy reading your posts. Congratulations! :D

wundayatta's avatar

Congratulations DarkScribe! Keep on scrivening

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janbb's avatar

Mazel Tov, DarkScribe!

The collective was quieter while you were gone; it’s exciting to have you back among us.
I don’t always agree with you, but when I do, I admire your posts. When I don’t, I admire them and gnash my teeth.

Aussies rock!

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fireinthepriory's avatar

Congrats, DarkScribe!! Time to fire up the grill – er, stovetop. Pancakes!

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erichw1504's avatar

@fireinthepriory Grilled pancakes, mmmm!

janbb's avatar

Isn’t it ironic that DarkScribe is probably sleeping through his own party and will be partiying while we sleep?

ubersiren's avatar

Congratulations, DarkScribe! You definitely add dimension to the mansion expansion!

Val123's avatar

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Jeruba's avatar

Often contentious, always provocative, never dull—glad you’re in the house, @DarkScribe. Congratulations.

rooeytoo's avatar

Oi Oi Oi, welcome and congrats.

(kill any crocs lately???)

janbb's avatar

@rooeytoo Where have you been, girl? I’ve been missing you!

Jeruba's avatar

Me too, @rooeytoo! I was on the verge of sending out the St. Bernard.

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jackm's avatar

Congrats @Darkscribe!!

Pseudonym's avatar

Hip hip hooray!

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

Congrats DarkScribe!! I have enjoyed your answers immensely, and look forward to more intellectually stimulating posts in the future. For now though, its time to party!

filmfann's avatar

Happy Happy Joy Joy!
Congrats on 10K!

TLRobinson's avatar

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OreetCocker's avatar

Congrats Dark Scribe, to job :-)

chyna's avatar

Darkscribe, so glad you came back. I really did miss you. Congratulations on 10K.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Congrats @Darkscribe! I remember when you first came to Fluther, you made a clever comment and someone mentioned how you’ll be a good fit here on Fluther. Obviously, that was true!

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YARNLADY's avatar

* * * Y * A * Y * * * CONGRATULATIONS ! ! ! GOOD WORK ! ! ! * * * Y * A * Y * * *

mcbealer's avatar

most excellent! congratulations

DarkScribe's avatar

Thank you all very much, I appreciate the comments. (I did try to log in earlier in the evening Australian time but was greeted with a message that the Fluther server was being worked on.) With a little luck I will be able to stick around long enough to make the 20k jump. It is an interesting, occasionally frustrating, intriguing, sometimes aggravating, invariably entertaining, always supportive extended family in the Fluther world. I enjoy being here. Regards


DarkScribe's avatar

A few people have asked what happened, why I was absent for few a few months. A quick synopsis: I had recovered from cancer – Melanoma – a few years ago, and had reached a stage of pretty good health for a guy in his fifties, when last September I accidentally got severely sunburned. (Caught in the open without shelter or protective clothing for nearly a day in full tropical sun). A few weeks later the cancer came back, new tumours every day or two – it was what they term “aggressive”. It was a different form of cancer and didn’t intially respond to treatment.

I eventually managed to get it under control with a variation of the treament that was successful the first time. Most of the tumours have now either gone a shrunk to a non-threatening size. At the tail end of this, on Christmas day, an elderly family member died leaving his also elderly wife alone and injured. She was several hours away and we had to take it in shifts to spend time caring for her. My wife did most of it and I filled in.

All in all, since last October life has been pretty hectic – things only started returning to normal last week.A part of normal is me being able to spend time on Fluther. Everything is looking great now other than the necessity for me to catch up on an enormous amount of work that I have missed.

My main reason for mentioning all of this in such detail is to warn people, particularly those who are no longer young. Sunburn can cause Melanoma and Carcinoma – if you are young it might take twenty or thirty years to develop. If you have passed your forties, it can happen with incredible speed. Enjoy the sun, but be careful.

Judi's avatar

@DarkScribe; Maybe your my annoying BIG brother since you’re a few years older than me.
Take care of yourself! Do you need me to send you a funny hat?
So glad you seem to have fight and determination. Fluther wouldn’t be the same without you. Take care and stay in the shade. We lurve you. ya little brat

janbb's avatar

Thanks for the update @DarkScribe – and the warning.

MissAnthrope's avatar

Congrats on your 10k and welcome back!

chyna's avatar

@DarkScribe Thank you for sharing your story with us. It can never be said enough to be careful in the sun. I am glad you have fought and recovered.

Trillian's avatar

@DarkScribe Crikey! I’ve always made it a point to stay the hell out of the sun. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you stay well.
I’ve enjoyed your posts.

Buttonstc's avatar

So glad to see you back here. Your posts are always interesting.

Congrats on the 10K and continued good health to you. Thanks for the warning.

Sorry to be so late to the party.

Fred931's avatar

R A T <strong><small>S</small></strong> 1!! !

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cyn's avatar

An amazing from “Land-down-under” jelly has reached 10K!!!! Thanks for being part of this collective!! And again- CONGRATULATIONS, Jelly !!!
Because you’re very cool!!

ETpro's avatar

@DarkScribe What a trial you have been through. I am delighted you had the will and the support to fight it and win. Glad to have you back with us.

Violet's avatar

oooo, 10K hu? very sexy

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