Techchick, I was just about to start a similar thread when I noticed yours. They’re my sentiments exactly.
Thanks for the banner space (and, of course, thank you, tech for the banner), thanks for the Wally smilie. It is very generous and sweet of you to do that. It really does mean a lot to all of us. (I guess I shouldn’t make sweeping generalizations - I means a lot to many of us :))
Well, let me be the one to register a formal (non-troll) protest against the Wally banner.
It doesn’t do him justice, people. What, a few thousand measly pixels, to represent a lifetime? Because he didn’t start out as WallyM7, you know, like Athena springing from the head of Zeus. It took years of hard livin’ for him to become the Jedi Master of the Putz Rifle that he was.
It should have been an entire Web page, with a mandatory link, that is, before you could log onto the main forums page, you would HAVE to read the Wally tribute, which would include all of his best threads, like “cybersex” and “gerbil”, with animated dancing girls, and excerpts from his best Pit flames illustrated by Slug.
P.S. Techchick, FWIW, I’ve got a computer that’s the slower twin brother of Baloo’s (it’s a 486 with a 2 gig hard drive and Win95), and I’m not experiencing any difficulties whatso-effing-ever with loading times.
Duck, there is a wonderful tribute page for Wally. Opal set it up.
I think it says worlds about how much Wally meant to everyone - it’s not like Opal and Techie and the Reader people are sitting around waiting to do something, they’re all very busy, yet they stopped and took the time to do this. Opalcat - the tribute page, Techchick - the banner, and the Reader - the smilie and the space for the banner - all with no charge. I am, at times, overwhelmed by the kindness and the generosity of these people.
Click on the link in my sig, it will direct you to the tribute page.