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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Picardy » Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:38 pm

I remember whitelotus. Any time I tried to engage him, even if I agreed, he would explain to me why I was a moron and had a way of sounding right. Probably relied on the fact that on some level we are always a little wrong, such is the nature of philosophy, so his technique was fail safe. The technique itself was merely interesting; the spectacle lied in how he had the brains to back it up, and was cold, curt and heartless and never broke character no matter who tried to disarm him. A guy you loved to hate – fans could thank him for his consistency. One of the great "legends" of ILP.

Another lesser demon of ILP lore: iron dog who seemed to type in a crazed monotone of self-righteousness. He was truly retarded, but eery in his confidence, again with the impenetrable consistency that elevates one to character status.

Another classic idiot worth noting PoR or Pinnacle of Reason. A consistently outspoken and aggressive dogmatist with a low iq.

There was a very persistent and annoyingly polite guy named Bob who liked to defend religion and "spirituality," with very paltry argument, he fulfilled that role for a long while.

There was a deeply depressed and seemingly suicidal chick names Kristalyn who would post hopeless, dark poems, several a day. Never broke character. That's all she did.

FYI the name was detrop, not de trope.

The colorful menagerie of characters was interesting at the time, surely they've been replaced by new ones, but these were from the 2003-2005 era, an era I'm grateful to have seen with my own eyes.
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Oughtist » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:10 pm

Picardy wrote:I remember whitelotus. Any time I tried to engage him, even if I agreed, he would explain to me why I was a moron and had a way of sounding right. Probably relied on the fact that on some level we are always a little wrong, such is the nature of philosophy, so his technique was fail safe. The technique itself was merely interesting; the spectacle lied in how he had the brains to back it up, and was cold, curt and heartless and never broke character no matter who tried to disarm him. A guy you loved to hate – fans could thank him for his consistency. One of the great "legends" of ILP.

Another lesser demon of ILP lore: iron dog who seemed to type in a crazed monotone of self-righteousness. He was truly retarded, but eery in his confidence, again with the impenetrable consistency that elevates one to character status.

Another classic idiot worth noting PoR or Pinnacle of Reason. A consistently outspoken and aggressive dogmatist with a low iq.

There was a very persistent and annoyingly polite guy named Bob who liked to defend religion and "spirituality," with very paltry argument, he fulfilled that role for a long while.

There was a deeply depressed and seemingly suicidal chick names Kristalyn who would post hopeless, dark poems, several a day. Never broke character. That's all she did.

FYI the name was detrop, not de trope.

The colorful menagerie of characters was interesting at the time, surely they've been replaced by new ones, but these were from the 2003-2005 era, an era I'm grateful to have seen with my own eyes.


Bob still checks in everysooften... I like Bob a lot, he's especially attuned to holding fellow-believers accountable for their quasi-righteous claims, and is much wiser in that regard than than poor flabby-atheist I.
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Sidhe » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:13 pm

thezeus18 wrote:Faust has been bringing the funny since I first signed up.


His version of funny, but I think like a wart it's growing on me now I have the bone out of my arse. :D

Glad to see people are talking about people they really couldn't stand, but in an odd way kinda miss. It's so often the case that you don't know what you've got until they leave or are banned. There is nothing worse than a forum without characters and to me the only time you should ignore them is if they spend all their time just bitching at you and not saying anything about the subject. Hell I love a perfectly crafted insult but, man let's get back on course.

Not sure if I have the right to post here on this thread, being a noob, but having said that, I've been here long enough to pass off a half baked notion or two. And most of them certainly are.
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby concordant » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:46 pm

Moonoq always cracked me up with his simple insults.

Gamer could tell a story and was always an interesting read.

Gate Control Theory was someone I just always felt like siding with because he was down to earth and rational.

White Lotus was a pain in the ass but extraordinarily intriguing.

James No. 2. The only ILPer I ever met in person.

By the time I arrived Ben was already just kind of on the sidelines. I think he was really only involved in the forums as a poster very early on.

Detrops personal life was addictive.

Many others, but I'd have to do a little research to remember them all.
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Picardy » Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:58 am

I think it was Monooq, not Moonoq. Been a while.

I concur on the others, Concordance, and you were a legend as well. Hermes the Thrice Great, also a legend.
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Faust » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:01 am

But how about that Gamer? Surely he was a legend, as well. Wonder where he is now?

Seen him around at all, Picardy?
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Picardy » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:34 pm

No I haven't seen anyone around. I haven't been on this board for quite some time.

I do remember Gamer and Arendt having an interesting conversation. He wrote some poems that Ben liked. He was weak on philosophy but he could fling words rather well. Gamer got on my nerves after awhile but qualifies as a legend.
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Wobbly » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:15 pm

The name pragmatist comes to mind, don't remember why he is a legend, I just remember that he is. I remember him being excellent as a post to bounce ideas off of, ofcourse, without him realizing it.

Anyone care to fill this void of information for me?
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Kriswest » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:55 pm

When I first got here I was innocently dragged into the great 2006 or 2007 cabal dustup. All players other than myself qualified as legends vs legends. I must admit all were fantastic during the fight. Wheeeww the dust really flew on that one quite the spectacle, very educational.
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby MagsJ » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:37 am

Faust wrote:But how about that Gamer? Surely he was a legend, as well. Wonder where he is now?

Seen him around at all, Picardy?

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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Picardy » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:03 pm

the great 2006 or 2007 cabal dustup


what's this now? can you provide a link? I don't recall this.
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Kriswest » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:19 pm

:lol: Oh no the parties involved would probably rather it all lay to rest as an interesting time on the forum
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Carleas » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:00 pm

Jenny Heart/Sabrina - I wouldn't say I miss her, but I definitely remember her. She was the King Midas of abortion flame wars, and her writing style was like LadyJane on speed. A great way to kill time, but she quickly annoyed everyone until she was banned (twice) by popular demand (before I was a mod, I'm not sure what was the official reason).
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby PhilosophyGirl » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:43 pm

Bessy, James No 2, Shyster, Tab, Old Gobbo, SIATD, it was cool when they would get into arguments with each other. I know some of them are still drifting around here and there but it was cool when they were all on here all at once.
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Phaedrus » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:36 am

In the pantheon of ILP Elder Gods, Dunamis would be Cthulhu. There are other giants that once strode is forum; certainly James No. 2, Gamer, Detrop...It's been so long and school has kept me so busy that I don't recall all the Great Old Ones. Certainly Ucci was a worthy adversary & peer. Dr S was a great poster, too. I'm quite fond of Thirst, he was good shit. Tab is sort of our Loki. Although he was no heavyweight I always enjoyed interacting with Drift, too. There are many more I know I've forgotten to mention, and this in no way should be taken as a slight.

The guy I miss the most is probably Old Timer/Pinnacle of Reason. I dunno why. It's like losing your leg, getting a prosthetic one and then later getting some freakish sci-fi stem cell treatment or transplant. For some sentimental reason you might miss your peg leg, or at least your handicapped parking tags.
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Sidhe » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:05 am

I am a legend of my trousers anyway.
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Phaedrus » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:15 am

Picardy wrote:
There was a very persistent and annoyingly polite guy named Bob who liked to defend religion and "spirituality," with very paltry argument, he fulfilled that role for a long while.


How could I have forgotten Bob! Truly he's a gentleman and a scholar, possessed of deeply religious views but never pushy about it. He has a fine "soul", I think.
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby PhilosophyGirl » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:10 am

Will Ben still participate in the forum? He always fascinated me, he was kind of mysterious. I bet he was cute. I wonder what he's up to. Ben are you out there?!
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Sidhe » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:27 am

I am not a legend I am a God, there is a subtle distinction.

History became myth and myth became legend and legend became bullshit.

I am a legend in my own mobius stripped pants. And thus I don't exist in nature.
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Kriswest » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:12 pm

Such a novel complex
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Sidhe » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:04 pm

Kriswest wrote:Such a novel complex


It is I have a God complex but I don't believe in myself. Deliciously paradoxical: God squares the circle though.
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby ben » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:48 am

Great thread, brings back some fond memories and some not so fond!

I'm not sure if anyone else was around at this point but Magius was always an interesting character. I read everything that Polemarchus wrote, a true wiseman. Always worth checking out posts from Pangloss too.

Gamer composed and sang two songs about ILP which I still listen to today :)
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Kriswest » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:21 pm

Sidhe wrote:
Kriswest wrote:Such a novel complex


It is I have a God complex but I don't believe in myself. Deliciously paradoxical: God squares the circle though.

I don't think its required that Gods believe in themselves. They just have to get others to in order to exist.
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Sidhe » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:22 pm

Kriswest wrote:
Sidhe wrote:
Kriswest wrote:Such a novel complex


It is I have a God complex but I don't believe in myself. Deliciously paradoxical: God squares the circle though.

I don't think its required that Gods believe in themselves. They just have to get others to in order to exist.


And of course everyone worships me. [-o<
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Re: ILP Legends

Postby Ed3 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:24 pm

Wow!! Ben is here!

How are you doing? Are you still in school? If so what are you studying? Are you married? If you are working what field are you working in? What field would you like to be in?

Tell us! Tell us! Tell us! Please.

I’m so full of questions.

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