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Like a soap opera

Postby d_baker » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:00 pm

Everyday, login to 14ers or just lurk, and it's like a soap opera...

Characters (members), plots (hiking plans), storyline (thread drift and/or thread trainwreck), etc. are but a few of the similarities. No?

The forum certainly has a colored selection of members.
Plots are always happening.
Storylines change constantly.

And then to see who is making deals with who.
Who's hooking up with who.
Who backstabs the other.
Who is shaking their ass (on summits).
Proud (perhaps too proud) declarations of recent "mountain conquering."
What kind of scheming is happening to further one's cause.

Then, oh yes, then there's the sex.
Yup.
More like porn really.
People posting these beautiful mountain scenes that makes parts of your body respond like it's never responded before.
In fact, I will go so far as to say that some write and post like they're having an orgasm in their pants at that very moment. =D> Oops. Wrong emoticon thingy. :lol: No, that's not even funny. Let's try this one.... :shock: or maybe these... :wink: 8)
But then there's highly exposed climbing photos that are both titillating yet at the same time puckering. How can that be?
Oh the highs and lows.

Oh, and we can't forget the do-gooders.
Guys like B Middlebrook, constantly fighting evil and improving the neighborhood.
Gladbach and his 100% correct statements.
Then there is Presto, telling everyone to have happy trails.
Sunny1 and her damn sunny attitude.

WTF?

We're living a soap opera life.
I might even have a few favorite characters.
Gawd how I love 14ers.com.

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Re: Like a soap opera

Postby tmathews » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:10 pm

d_baker wrote:Everyday, login to 14ers or just lurk, and it's like a soap opera...

Characters (members), plots (hiking plans), storyline (thread drift and/or thread trainwreck), etc. are but a few of the similarities. No?

The forum certainly has a colored selection of members.
Plots are always happening.
Storylines change constantly.

And then to see who is making deals with who.
Who's hooking up with who.
Who backstabs the other.
Who is shaking their ass (on summits).
Proud (perhaps too proud) declarations of recent "mountain conquering."
What kind of scheming is happening to further one's cause.

Then, oh yes, then there's the sex.
Yup.
More like porn really.
People posting these beautiful mountain scenes that makes parts of your body respond like it's never responded before.
In fact, I will go so far as to say that some write and post like they're having an orgasm in their pants at that very moment. =D> Oops. Wrong emoticon thingy. :lol: No, that's not even funny. Let's try this one.... :shock: or maybe these... :wink: 8)
But then there's highly exposed climbing photos that are both titillating yet at the same time puckering. How can that be?
Oh the highs and lows.

Oh, and we can't forget the do-gooders.
Guys like B Middlebrook, constantly fighting evil and improving the neighborhood.
Gladbach and his 100% correct statements.
Then there is Presto, telling everyone to have happy trails.
Sunny1 and her damn sunny attitude.

WTF?

We're living a soap opera life.
I might even have a few favorite characters.
Gawd how I love 14ers.com.


Love you too, Darin. ;) :mrgreen:

Seriously, though, since I don't have any family locally,
even if a few of those here remember me -- for good or for bad --
that will be my legacy.

Thank you for that.

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Re: Like a soap opera

Postby Scuba Steve » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:10 pm

d_baker wrote:Gladbach and his 100% correct statements.


I thought Bean was always correct...what if they disagree? I think my head might explode. Either way, I come back everyday to read all the (mis) adventures and dream when I'll next be in the mountains.

Steve-

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Re: Like a soap opera

Postby d_baker » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:11 pm

Scuba Steve wrote:
d_baker wrote:Gladbach and his 100% correct statements.


I thought Bean was always correct...what if they disagree? I think my head might explode. Either way, I come back everyday to read all the (mis) adventures and dream when I'll next be in the mountains.

Steve-


Bean is just an idiot. (I can say that, because his signature says so....)

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Re: Like a soap opera

Postby nkan02 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:24 pm

Bean is not an idiot (far from it), but there are plenty of others who are. I wonder sometimes if there should be a limit on a # of posts allowed per day per user, otherwise witnessing the streams of (un)conscious of aforementioned idiots becomes too nauseating.

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Re: Like a soap opera

Postby d_baker » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:32 pm

This thread is only for fun.
But seriously, the forum is like a soap opera!

I don't think Bean is an idiot (but see his signature, it says so!).

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Re: Like a soap opera

Postby d_baker » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:35 pm

nkan02 wrote:I wonder sometimes if there should be a limit on a # of posts allowed per day per user

I learned over the weekend that the ratio of posts to peaks should be kept in check. I need to climb more peaks and shut up on the forum. Best solution would be for me to delete my profile (and start a new one with all my checkmarks, because after all, that is the only reason why I hike.)

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Re: Like a soap opera

Postby guitarczar » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:44 pm

dang - i'm just a goofball kansan that gets to Colorado about once or twice a summer to hike and climb, and has been a member of 14ers.com since 2005, and i'm still not up to 100 posts ! (although now i'm one closer!) - the soap part got me, i've owned and run a laundry for 25 years
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Re: Like a soap opera

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:05 am

Lol

Who's our current Luke and Laura?

-Scorpio

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Re: Like a soap opera

Postby DeucesWild » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:23 am

d_baker wrote: Best solution would be for me to delete my profile (and start a new one with all my checkmarks, because after all, that is the only reason why I hike.)


That makes sense to me. The part about checkmarks that is.

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arguing about Ice Mountain

Postby Brian Thomas » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:34 am

d_baker wrote:the ratio of posts to peaks should be kept in check

But for those of us who work boring office jobs and get midweek cabin fever, what are we supposed to do all day without forum drama?
"I try my best to be just like I am, but everybody wants you to be just like them" - Bob Dylan

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Re: Like a soap opera

Postby Waggs » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:56 am

d_baker wrote:Everyday, login to 14ers or just lurk, and it's like a soap opera...

Characters (members), plots (hiking plans), storyline (thread drift and/or thread trainwreck), etc. are but a few of the similarities. No?

<snip>

Oh, and we can't forget the do-gooders.
Guys like B Middlebrook, constantly fighting evil and improving the neighborhood.
Gladbach and his 100% correct statements.
Then there is Presto, telling everyone to have happy trails.
Sunny1 and her damn sunny attitude.

WTF?

We're living a soap opera life.
I might even have a few favorite characters.
Gawd how I love 14ers.com.





Nicely done Darin. =D> =D> =D> Brought a tear to my eye.

So give it a name:

As the Talus Tumbles
The Guiding Pika
General Hostel

Or a prime time name:
Blancacrest
Lindsey!


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