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Old 02-08-2006, 10:50 AM   #1
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That swooshing sound you're hearing is the new revolving door we've had installed on the AG office. And who's making it swoosh, you ask? Good question!!

As much as we'd love to keep staff forever (and for some reason, the lifetime contracts signed in blood are proving staggeringly difficult to enforce), there does come a time when people move on, typically for some mundane reason called "real life". But as some go, others join, and today we're pleased to welcome four new... or two new, and two semi-new members to staff.

First timers are Chris Pickering from the UK, and Mark Hengst, from the ol' US of A. Both experienced writers and reviewers of all genres, these guys will be contributing some sizzling new articles as staff writers. On the forums, you can find them hiding behind the aliases "backdrifter" and "Hengst2404". For the life of me I can't remember which is which. If only there were some easily recognizable way to distinguish them. I'll figure it out one of these days, though.

And proving that the more things change, the more they stay the same, re-joining as a staff writer after a long absence is Johann Walter, from France. Many of you will recognize Johann as "Kurufinwe" from the boards. Johann was already beating most of the writers on word count just in forum posts alone, so we thought it was time to get him to work again for real.

Last but not least, we welcome back Mats Biström, who was here momentarily last year before running in terror to Finland's army. But he got tired of the cushy life and decided to head back to where battles are REALLY fought. That's right, here at AG. We haven't officially firmed up Mats' role yet, but there will definitely be lots of coffee fetching, yessirs, and unconditional praise involved... Wait, that can't be right... Oh, sorry, I was reading from my "tasks to spring on Mats next week" list. On the "fit for public consumption list", it says part time news updater/PR assistant. Yeah, that's it. Absolutely nobody will have heard of Mats, but he goes by the name "Mattsius" on the forums. Okay, maybe a few of you will.

I have every confidence that each of these guys will be a tremendous addition to the staff, so please welcome me in joining them! Glad to have you all.

And stay tuned for more swooshing, coming soon to an adventure site near you.
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:55 AM   #2
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Does that mean we have to share the doughnuts now?

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Old 02-08-2006, 11:01 AM   #3
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Congrats to each and every one of you, especially to my fellow finnish forumite Mats.
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Congrats, all, Mattsie especially!
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Kurufinwe used to be a staff member? Duh.
And here I was thinking he was just a very prolific newbie...

Congratulations to all the new guys. I'm looking forward to critic your articles.
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:10 AM   #6
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Kurufinwe used to be a staff member? Duh.
And here I was thinking he was just a very prolific newbie...
Tell me about it. And I am supposed to be privy to all the "staff secrets"! Man, you learn all life long.

Congratulations, guys!
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:13 AM   #7
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Congrats to all the new and returning slaves.
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Congrats and some congrats too!
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:25 AM   #10
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Does that mean we have to share the doughnuts now?
There are donuts? Why wasn't I told?!

Welcome, new guys.
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Thanks everyone for the greets.

@Jack: Do you want that with cream and sugar, sir?

Oh and Jack, that should be "running in terror from Finland's army."
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Does that mean we have to share the doughnuts now?
Not with me you don't. Those things make you fat you know.
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Welcome, new guys.
So the semi-new guys aren't welcome? I never liked you anyway...

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So the semi-new guys aren't welcome? I never liked you anyway...
After I pined for you the whole time you were in the army, this is how you treat me? Pfft.

*flings cup while running with scissors*

Take that!
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YAAAAY!!!! Welcome (+/- back)

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After I pined for you the whole time you were in the army, this is how you treat me? Pfft.

*flings cup while running with scissors*

Take that!
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Hah! Italics at last! Now I can complete my diabolical plan to take over AGs! Next, to find a way to get Bold on top of Italics. Hmm, that might prove tricky... I hope it doesn't actually involve doing any kind of work... But then, everything is simple! First, to coerce tabacco into giving me full powers over the site. And then, I'll turn the staff into obedient slaves, lock fov up into the Tech Help forum (which will have been renamed to the 'Why DOSBox is better than VDMSound' forum), kick Jackal back to peddling meat on the streets of Tarna where he belongs, and drown Marek into a vat of cheese (and then put his body on some mammoth's tusks --- oh, that may prove tiresome, I think I'll have one of my staff members do it for me).

And then ALL THE DOUGHNUTS WILL BE MINE!!! And I'll spend my life eating, and eating, and eating them all, until diabetes finally carries me off in gangrenous ecstasy!

Yaaaaaaay, that's gonna be fun!
Now, just to figure out just where my bloody italics are...
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Hey, is that another swoosh I hear?



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Now, just to figure out just where my bloody italics are...
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Kurufinwe used to be a staff member? Duh.
And here I was thinking he was just a very prolific newbie...
A-hahahaha!! Oh man, is that ever stupi... Err... actually, here's the kicker. I didn't know, either.

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Oh and Jack, that should be "running in terror from Finland's army."
If you weren't running in terror TO it, then you didn't work here long enough the first time.

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Now, just to figure out just where my bloody italics are...
There's a one-post moratorium on italics to see if a newb self-destructs. Score one for management!!
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welcome!

Now get to work!
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