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 Post subject: Re: The history of the Kitten
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I don't want this all to be gloomy!

Once upon a time the mere use of the word "Tara" or "Willow" would immediately catch out
..but the two of them together was too much to resist
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There was a Kitten meet-up there in the day, and it was a happening thing, but I wasn't there...


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We speculated this was a potential post hellmouth venture for Tara. Cooking..magic...pretty close right?


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I bet they do great pancakes! :bounce

Get the fumy shaped ones, they taste better. :moo
Om nom nom.

You, know, that can't be an accident, i bet they're a fan.

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Btw ..if anyone wants to contribute to this history or answer a few questions I would be grateful, I always want the chance to flesh some things out.

In return you get to talk about the old days, and feel cool when you get interview. Well, the last is a stretch perhaps.
I am at drlloyd@gmail.com and that is for gTalk as well. Usually I get back to some one with in about half an hour depending on
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--moved to the end--


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Pong, hee. I see your name and I think San Diego...


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[fixed some links]

I have an update tomorrow morning, and a second one on Tuesday. But until then I wanted to show off a tool I made.
I have built an inverted index of all the posts (except for the insidetheweb ones) ever on the kitten.
This lets me do some amusing things,

So for example on this date in 2002.

There were 184 posts in 33 threads by 88 different users. The top poster was Tommo(Ruth) with 16 total.
If people like this (and permission of the mods) I could make it fully searchable by date, keywords, topic, or poster.
Yeah, I'm a nerd :)

They were (the URL goes to it)

34 posts, General 6th Season SPOILERS - Part 3: The Search for Spock , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesKitten/004162-33.html
20 posts , AFI Awards on US TV tonight (Sat. Jan 5th) , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/004338-2.html
15 posts, Buffy episodes in REAL PLAYER format! , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesKitten/002977-22.html
10 posts, Remembrance of Season 4 Battles Past , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesKitten/004319-2.html
10 posts, Introduction Thread Number 3!! , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesKitten/001571-42.html
10 posts, Fic: Camp Flutie , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000534-11.html
8 posts, Willow/Tara Sims , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000189-26.html
6 posts, Fic: The Lesbian Fairy Tale , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000568-2.html
6 posts, Remembering Wrong Spoilers Past... , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesKitten/004316-2.html
6 posts, Thoughts on Tara,APO,s family... , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesKitten/004299-2.html
5 posts , A limerick thread , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000526-5.html
5 posts, Fic: Victim Of Love , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000588.html
4 posts, New Fic - ,QUT,Legends of the Kiss.,QUT, , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000552-3.html
4 posts, Tara and Dawn , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesKitten/004241-4.html
4 posts, IM Names , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesKitten/001544-7.html
4 posts, First Fic.....A Future Together , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000584.html
3 posts, A Winter,APO,s Night , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000590.html
3 posts , For ,APO,Lost ,AMP, Delirious,APO, fans ,PLS, a request for film help , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/004318-2.html
3 posts, ,APO,Series 6,APO, - Ep 14 Teaser (only) up and update , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesKitten/000587.html
3 posts, FIC: Bleeding Out , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000498-2.html
3 posts, FIC: ,QUT,From Childhood,APO,s Hour,QUT, , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000517-2.html
2 posts, Remembering ,QUT,Family,QUT, , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesKitten/004183-3.html
2 posts, FIC: Raine , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000586.html
2 posts, Small FW Amber article , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesKitten/004340.html
2 posts, Kitty Gatherings - All locations post here , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesKitten/004101-3.html
2 posts, ,QUT,The Kiss,QUT, ~ a new drawing , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000554-2.html
2 posts, My first fic , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000562.html
1 posts, Queen of Darkness Prologue , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000574.html
1 posts, FIC: Small Steps , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000532.html
1 posts, W/T the Hit Couple in Jan 1 2002 issue of Soap Opera Weekly , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesKitten/004253-2.html
1 posts, Fic: Longing/Calling for help. , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000578.html
1 posts, my very first fic , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000589.html
1 posts , Fic: The Dreamer , http://thekittenboard.com/novogate/archivesPens/000549-3.html


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As much as this is fascinating (and it is truly), it's also a littlebit heart-breaking.

And with that in mind, i look forward to seeing the good times i had the misfortune to miss out on.
2001? Internets? Wassat?

But i have internets now!

Include me! show me all the kitten goodness i missed out on. :bounce

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Azirahael wrote:
As much as this is fascinating (and it is truly), it's also a littlebit heart-breaking.
Sure there are rumours of Tara's death, along with others. but everyone is discounting them for various well thought out reasons.
It just doesn't make any sense.
And it doesn't.
.

Thanks!
I don't want to all be that way. This was and is something awesome that I am proud to be part of. I have more happy memories coming up.


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I believe you.
I myself am proud to be a Kitten.

I look forward to experiencing more of the joy of the early years, and hopefully find some roots.

R

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I love seeing what posts were popular on this date in the past. It's a great way to remember and to rediscover old treasures.


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Lets continue with the prequel.

The on screen impact of the girls was immediate, even watching


There were a lot of spoilers around even then, but their quality was just dreadful.

Quote:
Where The Wild Things Are
-A party is held at the Holt house (where Riley stays), its old
and so is the caretaker, Mrs. Genevive Holt. She would punish
her kids for the "sins" she thought they had resulting in their
deaths. The house is haunted and things start to go wrong when
the spirits of the dead kids start haunting the partygoers.
- At one point Xander kisses a girl named Jana at a party and
she runs away screaming. All while Anya is in the other room.
- At one point Willow is attacked and Buffy hears her scream
yet, she is too in a moment of "passion" with Riley to care.
- All of the Initiatives men are unreachable when the house
makes them horny.
-This episode deals with those two controversial subjects:
magic and sexual desire.
-This episode features the possible return of the estranged Oz
(Seth Green in a reoccurring guest-starring role). He might make
an appearance at the end of the episode.
-Willow and Tara will kiss in the episode "Where The Wild Things
Are".



and the more stupid sounding the spoiler the more people were ready to believe it.

http://goo.gl/HzK97

and even correct reports, often missed the sub-text. One of the great things about the early W/T was the subtext
and how most reports just missed it.
Quote:
Willow's wicca group turns out to be a bust, as most of them are just
wannabes, and one even thinks Willow is weird. One girl, Tara is actually
trying to be a real witch, and she teams up with Willow.

I wish I could convey how exciting that was, how piece by piece and bit by bit it grew. How
we were genuinely amazed how far it was going.

Quote:
I remember what a relief it was that Tara was back. After she wasn't in Doomed,
I had begun to wonder if she would be back.
I wasn't into spoilers then so I didn't know anything until the episode aired.
Though I think that was the last episode I remained unspoiled for.
-Xita

We would hope for small signs and tiny bits of proof, and we were rewarded.
It was a tremendously exciting time, and made a lot of people who were meerly fans of the fanatics..
I have interviewed over 20 people for this project to date and every *single* that was a
Kitte says it a one time experience for them. They never felt that way before or since.


but there were still so many doubters
Quote:
--I don't think Willow will go gay and neither do I think Tara is gay. I just
think that they finally found someone who understands about the magic and
their powers. At the Wicca group it sounded like Tara got picked on WHOLE
lot!! So she is grateful to have someone to share with who will not
ridicule her. Also she sort of talked about her mother in the past tense so
maybe she is trying to connect with another witch to fill her loss. Just my
opinion.


http://goo.gl/g8dUQ
and some were just blind
Quote:
--Willow's 'sleep-over': Not every 'sleep-over' with women results in
lesbianism. You know that and so do I. (And no one is ever neatly dressed
after any sleep-over, so it's not sex.) --

and
Quote:
--What if that will spell.had made Tara? --
For those of y'all who have seen the little demo Willow and Tara did just to
heighten the now-senseless and asinining rumor about their possible
homosexuality, let me deflate your Happy Balloons in the name of sanity.
THEY'RE NOT HAVING THE 'OTHER' RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE!The core of Wicca's
beliefs is to be tuned to the universe and nature. To experience the rapture
of creation and work with it, not against it--


Quote:
Willow and Oz had and possibly still does a click to one
another. You just can't seem to separate one from the other since they seem
to be destined to run into each other, if not to spend the rest of the lives
together. I honestly don't feel that with Willow and Tara. As friends, they
have something.but it's like what Willow and Buffy have. They are sisters,
they are friends, and they are comrades, but sex will never be part of the
equation.


and my favorite titled
Quote:
Just so we're clear on this, Willow and Tara are not gay!
But make no mistake! They're not
doing the Bed Bounce and they're not gonna do it! Tara and Willow are just
more sensitive to the moods and whims of the universe than normal folks or
even Giles and Buffy. Get it straight! Unless they start kissing and lay
under the covers with no nightshirt to call their own, it's still only a
working relationship and a deep friendship.


http://goo.gl/PdVXC
Emphasis added by me

but some of the future Kittens had the faith
Quote:
.. that you should make sure you have plenty of your favorite condiment
on-hand .... because you're going to have to eat all these
obviously well-thought-out words.
--BBovenGuy

[url]goo.gl/NNQAF[/url]

Often people would create deliberately fake spoilers just to antagonize various ships.
A typical one of this time was that Oz was going to "rescue" Willow from Tara, or that Tara would be a plotter with Adam, or had cursed Willow to fall in love with her. When the episode title "The Yoko Factor" appeared online *everyone* every one claimed that
the "Yoko" was Tara. The more stupid sounding the spoiler, the more people would get furious about it and complain online. There was also the by now annual "big scooby death" rumour.
[url]goo.gl/I9IIb[/url]

but mostly everyone was just way off base.

http://goo.gl/YJJBq

Then we had
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I think that this of the first signs of a shipper is when you begin to practically count air time for your couple, and begin to resent air time "wasted" on plot or action sequences.
I remember having mixed feelings about the Faith two parter, thinking it would be Tara-lite.
I couldn't imagine that a big faith arc would have much time for our girls, and I wondered
why I cared so much for a short term player in a long arc.
I found that I would be waiting for any appearance of Tara, and every little bit was like a treasure. It occurs to me now how almost every single line between Tara and Willow is like poetry.
like
Tara: I am, you know.
Willow: What?
Tara: Yours.

Every interaction between them stayed with me.
Tara: You said "recon." You're, like, Cool Monster Fighter.
I doubt I can remember verbatim five setences from that episode that did not
have a W/T in..but I can quote every one that did.

Image
Based on this criteria I assumed "this years girl" and "who are you" would be very light in this department, but it was actually fantastic .
Tara: You said "recon." You're, like, Cool Monster Fighter.
Image
When Faith spotted the attraction between the two it was treated as the first "scientific proof" that we were not imaging it.

This was like fuel for imagination, and around then the first pages for W/ T appeared. The very first was "roses and syncronicity"
http://http://web.archive.org/web/20010803111840/http://www.redrival.com/spike/tw/
which billed itself as
Quote:
" Welcome to the first (and only, at the moment) Willow/Tara relationship site."


and I remember this post

Quote:

>My Willow Tara site is up...
>
>http://go.to/WillowTara

I love it!!!! The title is great. Reminds me of a post I read a while back
that challenged that we
would never see Willow & Tara forever sites, as opposed to Willow & Oz
forever sites. YEAH! Great work so far. The little cartoon link at the
bottom is the most adorable thing I have ever seen.
-Xita


After this there followed the longest mid season episode drought the show ever would have, where we were left hanging and waiting for the rumoured episode where Oz would return.
I remember that time as agonizing, because so much was waiting to be resolved. I never had butterflys in my stomach over a TV show before or since, but I was on pins and needles.
The writers began to speak a out a bit ..
This was an interview in Universe of Doug Pertie
Quote:
Willow and Tara are going to have a good, happy, satisfying
relationship," Petrie says. "That's something that we're more acutely
aware of and we definitely don't want to touch on 'being a lesbian is
bad.' We've all seen shows where if you have any kind of gay tendencies,
you must be killed or made to suffer for no other reason other than
you're gay. We're hyper aware of that, so we're more predisposed to have
things work out for Willow and Tara. In fact, if Tara were a guy, I
would predict a near 100 per cent chance of a breakup for Willow. The
fact that Tara is not a guy may make things work out better, because we
can avoid what we feel is this old cliché."

and the famous Joss quote
Quote:
Joss Whedon at the Bronze
January 29, 2000
Well, we meant it to be SUBTEXT, but you guys have obviously worked it out.
Yes, Willow is becoming a Monkey-owner. I just hope we don't get a lot of protest
from Christian Right Groups over this.

Marginally more seriously, Willow and Tara's relationship is definitely romantic.
.....
I just know there's a sweet story there, that would become very complicated if Oz were to
show up again. Which he will.


the first mention of this promised new episode was in march
[url]http://goo.gl/rp7tR[/ur]
Quote:
WHERE THE HEART IS
-Episode 19
-Airs in May
-Written by Marti Noxon
-Riley's moment of truth comes when Oz is captured by the Intiative and is
given an ultimatum: torture Oz or be court-marshalled.
-Willow and Tara finally kiss in this episode. (XG Note: I'm not entirely sure
how the network will censor it. I know in the past there have been f/f kisses
in "Ally Mcbeal" and "Party of Five". Joss says he doesn't want to do it that
way, so it may be just sweet and innocent, instead of hot and passionate.)
-This episode will answer all of the questions concerning the Willow/Tara
relationship.
-Oz is in this episode, in which he must come to terms with Willow, her new
life, and the broken remains of their relationship.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
[/quote]

and this was a breakthrough


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Part 2

A new moon rises..


This was a quote from the NY daily news.
Quote:

'Buffy' Character Follows Her Bliss
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Tonight at 8, WB.
Something really significant happens at the end of tonight's "Buffy the
Vampire Slayer" on the WB at 8. We don't see it, because the scene
plunges into darkness and ends at that precise moment - but the
dialogue leading up to that moment makes the episode a
landmark "Buffy."

It's a landmark in TV history, period.

What happens is the shift from subtext to text of a very long-running,
compelling and credible character development involving Alyson
Hannigan's Willow.


-more after breakfast :)


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Man, this is awesome!
It's years ago, and we know how it came out, but you can still feel some of the anticipation building!
I can only imagine how it felt to be there at the time.

I wish i had been there, i feel like i missed something AMAZING!

I mean Willow & Tara are still going strong, but to have been there AS IT HAPPENED must have been something else, like seeing the sun after an age of darkness.

Just... WOW!

gimmie more.

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Hi all,

I have placed below a link to the rough drafts of each section I am working on for the history.
--these are just the drafts.
I am still posting them to the Kitten, but I have placed them here to I can have the proof read or
allow people approve their own chats. If you want to take part in one of those PM me and I will add you to the list.
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/
I have locked most of the pages that are not already on the board, but I will release them on request or when I post them
There will NEVER be material open to the public on this site that is not already on the Kitten.
This is for WIP , my need to organize and to let people get an idea of upcoming content going only.

Introduction

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1-into pxw1-pitch

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw-2-prologe pxw-2 introductions

Chapter 1:The prehistory..or "Did you see that?, who was she?"


https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1-m pxw1 - terms

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1--who-is-who pxw1 -Who was who and what was what when now was then part 1

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1-cha pxw1-chap 1

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/talk-with-bob Talk with bob - the money quote

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1-chap pxw1-chap 2

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1-chap-3 pxw1-chap 3 -these spoilers suck

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1-chap-3-a-new-moon-rising pxw1-chap 3 a new moon rising


"Chapter 2:A sneaky cat"

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1--getting-to-know pxw1 -getting to know amber

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1--how-we-got-here pxw1 -how we got here

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1--the-first-summer pxw1- the first summer

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1---we-met-on-the-kitten pxw1 -"we met on the kitten"

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1--chapter-post-family-world pxw1 -chapter post family world

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1--mag pxw1- Magic

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1-the-kiss pxw1-the kiss


Chapter 3:The Body to The Gift.. the salad days of death and madness

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxsw1---triangle-to-omwf-the-salad pxsw1 - triangle to OMWF. The salad years

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1-3 pxw1-the fanfic
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1---the-seco pxw1 - the second summer
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1-2 pxw1-yearbook

Chapter 4: I'll see it when I beleave it
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1---new pxw1 - new spoilers

Chapter 5: spoiled and unspoiled
Spoiler:
Spoiler hunt

Chapter 6: "The big bad is life?"
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1---ye pxw1 - yellow crayons
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1---the-third-summer pxw1 - the third summer
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1---you-re-not-one-of-them-why-do-you-care pxw1 -"you're not one of them, why do you care"
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1--at-the-bronze pxw1 -at the bronze
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1--the-succu pxw1 -the succubus club

Chapter 7: Strong like an Amazon
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1--help-fopr pxw1- help for the helpful from the helpless
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/trollhammers Trollhammers

Chapter 8: Older and far away..or "I feel better"
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1---moonlight-rising pxw1 - moonlight rising
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/p pxw1 -sites

Chapter 9: When now is now
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1 pxw1-the worst day
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/pxw1-1 pxw1-the best day

Raw Cookie Dough
https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/talk---new talk - new people

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/talk-3 talk - zelda

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/talk-bob talk bob(rough)

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/talk-1 talk-angelx

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/talk-darkwiccie talk-darkwiccie

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/talk-drg talk-drg

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/talk-2 talk-godfather

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/talk talk-rally

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/talk-wendy talk-wendy

https://sites.google.com/site/pxw1history/talk-xita Talk-xita


Thanks

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If a page is blank or comes up with a vaguely worded "you cannot access this" box, PM me if you want to look at the rough drafts and/or proof it.


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good news!

The old yahoo group willtara that this group split off from has been over run with spam and porn for almost 8 years since the last mod vanished.
Today I convinced Yahoo to make me to mod, so I can clean it up.
I just hated seeing the old place covered with graffiti.


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Wow, this is big, seriously big.

I'm impressed.

Also i've learned quite a bit from reading some of the "Back in the day" stuff.

Makes me wonder about the sanity of some people.

Just... wow.

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As I continue to pull this huge ass history together, some times I amuse myself with statistics like this.
This is number of posts per day on the board over the lifetime I am able to rebuild, minus "anonymous" and blank topic posts.


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Hmm, big spike somewhere in 2002.

Think i know why dammit.

I've kinda erased 2002 from my memory.

there is no Highlander 2 :)

There is no 2002 :)

Keep up the good work Doc!

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Wow, it feels so weird to be back here, but in a good way! This site changed my life in more ways than many will ever know.


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areslei wrote:
Wow, it feels so weird to be back here, but in a good way! This site changed my life in more ways than many will ever know.


Its good to see you back:)


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I love meeting Kitten Alumni!

Hello from a kitten-kitten o sagely-wise-and-mature-kitten!

Thankyou for helping make this place what it is today. :flower
I don't know where i would be without this place.

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Wow, this is fricking AWESOME!...I'm one of those later in life kittens. I did'nt watch my first episode of Buffy until several years after it last aired (2008). The first one I saw was Touched, which featured "she who shall remain nameless" and only watched it because I thought Faith was hot!!

I was hooked instantly and decided to buy season 7. After watching the final season, I became curious as to how it all began. So, I bought the whole series. By the time I got to the I in team, I was madly in love with Amber/Tara.

I wish I would have discovered this wonderful Love story (and brutal heartbreak) while it was happening. But, this is a wonderful way to experience the emotions after the fact.

Thank you.

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Definitely nostalgic looking back. Also seeing how many early days Kittens were tracked down. Reminds me that I lost touch with so many of them.


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I'm not quite as 'old' as some of the old timers. ;) But I think I landed at the kitten sometimes around 2001. I think I was just going by 'Ginner' then, but then there was that great big crash and I lost my original username (and my posts damn it! I was a Big Pineapple!).

I can't quite put into words how much fun this was to read through; how truly commendable the effort that has been put into the gathering of the history is. For that, drlloyd, I thank you. :) It's been a long time since I've frequented The Kitten, even longer since I've been a regular poster, but the importance of this place is not something that will ever fade with time. The Kitten was my refuge. I started watching Buffy in it's fifth season, my very first episode was "Buffy vs Dracula", and I immediately fell in love with Willow and Tara, of course. ;) Largely because of what I was dealing with in my own life at the time (newly realised teen lesbian, woo! :banana) . And when I found this place, it was like hitting the freaking jackpot. There were so many kind people here, no one was ever mean or pointlessly nasty (actually, I did encounter someone antagonizing me once, but Xita promptly banned them from the board).

I remember talking to people over at the yahoo group chat, well into the early hours - something I probably never would have done had Xita herself not messaged me and told me to get my butt in there (though I'm sure she worded it far more eloquently). I was painfully shy, still am to a certain extent, but The Kitten was a place I grew to feel comfortable - and I don't think I could ever explain just what that meant to me. Still means to me, really.

It was the reason I wrote my first fanfic, and while I'd happily set flames to them all now just to ensure they never see the light of day again ;), it set me on a path that has given me so much joy... as I've said, there aren't words. I still write fic, albeit for different fandoms now, but had it not been for The Kitten, I don't know that the idea to do that would have ever entered my head.

I remember a silly 'war' that was waged between Wiccie and I to see who could stalk DrG the most efficiently.

I remember that morning that Amber was on Channel 4's Big Breakfast - I remember it because I'd been awake all night talking to my girlfriend (who I met through the yahoo group) and had ended up in the yahoo chat room to talk to anyone else who was awake while it was on. I remember Amber making a joke about a painting that had been done of her and brought onto the show, about how big her chest looked in it! :laugh

I remember when those awful, awful spoilers were leaked. And I spent weeks (at least it felt like weeks) wishing that they weren't true. I think I pretty much cried for two weeks solid, emotionally vulnerable teenager that I was. ;) I too was one of those people that uttered the phrase "It feels like a real, flesh and blood person that I KNEW has died". I remembered when the episode aired, and I spent the last 60 seconds holding my breath and thinking "It hasn't happened yet! Maybe they cut the scene! Maybe it was a fake spoiler!". But it wasn't. I remember the bitter cold that followed.

But The Kitten still stands! A place of warmth and friendliness. I don't think I could be happier about that. :)

I couldn't tell you dates of when any of this stuff took place, but the memories that were made here are imprinted onto my brain. The Kitten will always be a place of fond memories to me. I mean, I still have my Kitten logo t-shirt. That kind of love never dies. ;)

~Jen (whose long and rambly post is over now.)


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Hi Jen!

Wow, that was awesome!
I know how much this place means to me, but to hear it said by others makes me feel very very not-alone.
Which is a nice thing :)

Thankyou for sharing, it was wonderful to hear from you! :kiss1

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Ginner WTluv wrote:
I'm not quite as 'old' as some of the old timers. But I think I landed at the kitten sometimes around 2001. I think I was just going by 'Ginner' then, but then there was that great big crash and I lost my original username (and my posts damn it! I was a Big Pineapple!).
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Thank you so much, it means the world to me.
I want to publish the rest of it after I finish the board cleanup. I just want her to look like new.


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Wow. What a trip down memory lane. I rarely stop by, but I'm sure glad I did! It's nice to see the old guard, even though it makes me feel very old. With out the ole kitten I never would have met my wife, fell into my career or have great memories of drinking chats. :heart

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If I may..a very personal note on the History

http://thekittenthewitchesandthebadward ... oyd?page=1
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Awwwww!

Doc, you sweet romantic guy you! :flower

And congratulations! I hope you are still going strong.
And still here in another 10 years.

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I think this belongs here..
Joss Whedon said in an interview recently
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Buffy fans have wondered whether Whedon is cursed for an especially egregious act of cruelty against one of the show’s characters in its sixth season. Tara Maclay, Willow’s gentle Wiccan love interest played by Amber Benson, had recurred for three seasons before Whedon added Benson to the show’s main cast credits. And at the end of that very same episode she was suddenly and unexpectedly shot and killed. No character, main cast or not, was safe in the “Whedonverse,” as the world of his creations has come to be known.
“I realised, just the other day, that I have this terrible reputation for killing people not just because I killed Tara, but because I was such a dick about it,” he laughs. “[Adding her to the credits] was just mean. Tara may be dead, but she haunts me still, because now all anybody ever talks about is the fact I kill characters off, and I think, ‘I do other things as well!’”

We told him it was a curse...

http://www.joeutichi.com/profile/joss-whedon-interview/


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