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Offline ElectricWhite

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Gatchamania's Back!!!!!
« on: December 15, 2017, 11:34:23 CST »
Right now, it's 12:30 pm EST. I just checked Gtchamania, and IT'S BACK UP! (Yay!)
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Re: Gatchamania's Back!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 12:30:00 CST »
Well it couldn't have been up for long, I've just tried and still got "service unavailable" :( :( :(  (6:30pm GMT)

Will keep trying though!
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. - Epicurus

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Re: Gatchamania's Back!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 13:18:39 CST »
So...it was up for about an hour. I might send Cep a variation of a Christmas song...so far I've got

Jingle Bells
The Site fell
Members are annoyed


(If you can come up with something, please feel free to add on!)
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Re: Gatchamania's Back!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 16:26:26 CST »
To the tune of 'Winter Wonderland' here is 'Gatchamania: 503'

Deadlines loom
Writers frantic
Site goes down
We all panic
A frightening sight
No posting tonight
Gatchamania: Error 503

We can go to Crescent Coral weeping
It’s lovely but it’s still not quite the same
Hosting tech support seems to be sleeping
While poor Cep’s on hold and going insane!

Site returns
Users cheering
Site goes down
Sinking feeling
A frightening sight
No posting tonight
Gatchamania: Error 503
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Offline ElectricWhite

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Re: Gatchamania's Back!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 16:43:11 CST »
Bravo, GGO!
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Re: Gatchamania's Back!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 18:36:16 CST »
it is up, however briefly..... making the most of it while I can!
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. - Epicurus

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Re: Gatchamania's Back!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 05:01:24 CST »
And it's down again! :(

Nice one GGO

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Re: Gatchamania's Back!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2017, 12:19:15 CST »
It's up again!  ;D  Quick, get over there before it goes down again!
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Re: Gatchamania's Back!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2017, 19:35:28 CST »
And it's down again.

Okay, this is not a Christmas carol. It's to the tune of The Toreador Song from Carmen. I'm pretty sure most of you know how the chrorus goes, at least. Remember, this is opera, so it doesn't have to rhyme so much as just sound stirring and strident when sung at full volume with an orchestra. Those of you who have read Terry Pratchett's Maskerade will no doubt call to mind the translation of the lyrics from the 'romantic and important' Departure Aria,

"This damn door sticks,
This damn door sticks
It sticks no matter what I do.
It is marked 'pull' and indeed I am pulling
Perhaps it should be marked 'push'?


So it doesn't have to make sense. It's opera.

Personally, I blame ElectricWhite for starting all this a few posts back. You'll just have to imagine the orchestra, or at least the string section, all right?


Verse:
 On the net
I think of Gatchaman
The forum beckons me
I click my bookmarks bar
Oh, no! The site has gone down now!
Oh, no! The site has gone down now!
What on earth shall I do
Now the site, it has gone down?


Chorus:
Use Crescent Coral
Gatchamania’s down!
Code five-oh-three!
Code five-oh-three!
Now, the host has turned our forum off,
Curses, we’re foiled again!
Use Crescent Coral Base
The ‘mania’s down,
Yes, Gatchamania’s down!
 
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Re: Gatchamania's Back!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2017, 19:42:42 CST »
 ;D

Yes, very well done GGO!

Toreador Song was one of the pieces I played for my HSC (final Year 12) Music performance exams (on the trombone), so I know it well.

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Re: Gatchamania's Back!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2017, 19:50:58 CST »
Speaking of toreadors, that reminds me of what happened to the KNT after a particularly difficult (and culturally inappropriate) mission in Spain one time.

After they blew up the Galactor base, the GodPhoenix needed to undergo repairs before she'd be airworthy again, so while the ship was in the hangar at the ISO Madrid base, the team decided to go out for lunch. They bypassed all the usual tourist traps and found this little place in a side street not far from the (in)famous bull ring. They went in and as it happened, the waiter spoke pretty good English, and fortunately the team had enough English to get by, so they managed to communicate, in simple terms, that they'd like to try some Spanish food.

The waiter suggested the house special. "It is the cojones of the bulls that were killed today in the ring!" he announced.

Now, the team didn't understand what cojones were, and the waiter didn't know what the Japanese word for cojones was, so with a few nods and blank stares, the five were shown to a table and presently, five steaming plates were carried out and placed in front of the bemused diners.

As it turned out, the meal was delicious. It was only afterward that the team found an English/Spanish dictionary and figured out just what it was they'd eaten! Jinpei and Jun were horrified. Ken, Joe and Ryu, however, were more pragmatic about these things and figured, well, the bull was dead anyway, and eating all of it meant that the poor beast's life wasn't wasted.

Since the GodPhoenix was still being repaired, the team decided to return to the little restaurant the next day.

Everyone except Jinpei (who requested a salad) and Jun (who asked for the chicken) ordered the special again.

Out came the platters, only one of them had two tiny little portions on it instead of the much larger cojones from the day before.

"Why are these so small?" Ryu managed to ask in broken English.

The waiter shrugged. "The bull," he explained, "he does not always lose."
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Re: Gatchamania's Back!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 07:53:21 CST »
LOL GGO!

And the 'mania's back..... for now at least :)
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Re: Gatchamania's Back!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2017, 19:33:40 CST »
Its down right now, just checked.

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Re: Gatchamania's Back!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2017, 09:36:11 CST »
It's baaaaaack!
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Re: Gatchamania's Back!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2017, 00:51:40 CST »
And it's gone again. :(
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