Friday, July 8, 2011

Here We Go Again.....

By popular request, The Village Blog has been brought back. If you have any topics or additions to this blog, please let me know. One of The Village regulars (zippyrn) has been working on a drawing of The Village, he was kind enough to share this link......
So get with zippyrn if you would like something added to that artwork.

We are getting very close to the 3 year mark when I first set foot in The Village.
Thanks McCoyEVP for allowing me to shape The Village into something we all dearly love.

Until next time, MeMe44

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Reunion In The Village.....

As always time goes by so quickly, I want to enjoy every moment I can. I sit here typing this and realize I have been doing this for about 3 years. Not promptly or consistently but still a long time. Let's go back a bit, I found kongregate through a fine young man that knew I loved to play games. Somehow I got dumped into CafeKong, and there I met valkyrie. We became friends, and the rest is history as they say. She saw potential in me I guess, and after a few months asked if I would help her other friend, Butterfly with her room "The Garden" and in that room I became a mod. After a month or so, I was asked to take care of The Village since McCoy was going to be absent. And here I am, it has been a wonderful experience these last 3 years. I have been thinking of all the people who have been in and out of my kong life; so in Celebration of all that time...... I would like to have a reunion party. So spread the word, tell all your friends; The Village will be the place to be on the 11th, 12th and 13th of February. I am sending emails to all past kong people, posting it on my FaceBook and writing this. If you know anyone who used to be on kong in the last 3 years who knew me, tell them to show up and say "Hi". Hopefully it will be the biggest and the best party The Village has ever had. Looking forward to seeing all of you.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun....

Another year has gone by with many changes as always. People come and go, then come back again. The Village is always open to those who respect kong rules. What will the New Year bring us? We won't know until it happens. The past year has been rough for many of us, but we always hope for better things for our future. May the coming year be all that you want it to be. May it bring peace and happiness to all. So to all I wish the best of everything..........
Happy New Year!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Happiness & Sadness..............

Exactly two years ago I was asked if I wanted to be the room owner of The Village. Only having been a mod for a month, I was not sure if I was capable of this job. I said yes and the journey continued. There have been many ups and downs, but I am still here. Some days were harder than others to do the task assigned to me. This week has been one of those difficult times. qwertyrobot once told me I had a way with words.....words don't fail me now! It is with great sadness that I have to report to all of you the passing of a great friend and excellent moderator. Restlessfox is no longer with us playing the games and chatting. His life became too hard for him and he chose to end it. Some of us suffer from depression that is greater than we can handle. Please from the bottom of my heart don't ever get to that point in your life where life is so tough that you can not handle it. Ask for help.....go to a friend or family member. The pain you are going through is no greater than the pain that will be there for your family and friends that you leave behind. As a tribute to foxy we have changed our avatars to his signature fox for the rest of the month. He left behind so many friends, all who want to leave their own special message. We all have our own special memories of fox, I have so many I can not pick out just one single one. So I will just say....foxy I will miss you! MeMe44

djkittn.....restlessfox and I met on Kongregate and hit it off right away, becoming great friends. It wasn't long after that I discovered he had plans to move across the country to my state, Pennsylvania. It's a large state, but I asked him where he'd be moving anyway and was floored to discover that it was a short 10 minute drive from my home! We were so excited at the prospect of hanging out with one another and talked for hours about what we'd do once he had arrived- especially the irony hanging out under one roof to play on Kongregate. After helping him find a house, being there for him when he signed the deed and helping him move in, we continued down the road of friendship together. I know how many friends he made on Kong and I can honestly say that none of you would be disappointed to have met him in real life. He was kind, generous, fun loving and so special. Always smiling, happy, and outgoing, he was truly a source of light. We never parted company without a "glomp" or a "hug" to say goodbye, and he wouldn't have had it any other way. I will miss my dear friend, but I know that wherever he has gone is now a brighter place because of him...and our world is a lot more dim. I love you, fox. -kittn

barinski.....Restless had a huge impact on my life, not only on Kong, but in real life too. He showed me that not only could a person change, but that person could then take what he learned to help others do the same thing. I was nothing nice when he and I first met. But over a short time, he showed me the errors of my ways, and how to be something greater. I will never forget him for that. I just wish i had the chance to thank him in person. Its strange how much you can miss someone you've never actually met, how some words on the screen can change your life. I like to think missing someone gets easier every day because even though it's one day further from the last time you saw each other, it's one day closer to the next time you will.
And for those of you out there taking this news hard, I will Quote my favorite author, Dr. Suess:
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

strawberry777 Restlessfox was an amazing friend, he was always there when I needed someone to lend an ear or to offer a hug.
He and I spent many a night chatting until the sun was beginning to rise, his awesome personality and views on life never ceased to amaze me.
He is one of the few people you meet in life whom you know you will be friends with till life separates you in a manner that you are no longer able to communicate with each other. Now that that seems to have happened I have a void that shall forever be there.I am not going to preach, but I have faith that Restless is looking out for us from above, providing a watchful eye over us as only he could.He is loved by so many, and is missed so very much. I lack the eloquence I wish I had to tell you all just how much he means to not only me, but to all of us who knew him well. Sometimes less is more, right? I leave you with some quotes that sum up how Foxilicous (as I called him)viewed friendship.

"A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more."

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend."
- Albert Camus (also attributed to Maimonidies).

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
- Anais Nin

Forever you shall be loved and missed Foxeh,


Bdog2509 Contrary to my usual self, I’ll try not to babble on in a tl;dr fashion. Anyways. I wasn’t the closest friend to Fox, and I didn’t think it would affect me much, as this sort of thing normally wouldn’t, whether the person is a close friend or a stranger, but it has, and has made me think. Of what? I don’t exactly know. But it provokes thought and emotion. I hadn’t known him quite as long or well as most of the others. Only really connecting through talk of Mario, trolls, and an occasional chat and venture through RuneScape. One of those thoughts that comes to mind is that more than just the close friends we know and literally love, whether or not it carries out to real life or just virtually, the connection as a fellow member of Kongregate and your respective and even older rooms is just as strong, if not stronger. (As long as you’re not a level 1 spamming ASCII art, that is.[You know I had to say it.]) I can’t come up with terribly much to say, but I felt I needed to speak on this occasion as well, and say your influence will live on in a lot of our minds and hearts, and my next game of Mario is going out to you.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Bearded One

Hello has been a while for the blog.....but what a way to come back. The guys in the Village seem to be growing beards. So what better way to celebrate than by having a Beard Contest.
Must be on you not a friend
Pics to prove
Any kind of beard
Will be voted on by room
Prize will be awarded to winner
You have one month from today
Get growing
Ok guys time to strut your stuff. We will be waiting with anticipation.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy New Year..........

Well it's 2010, and I hope that it brings everything to everyone. We always need this new start to get us going. I'm sure we will still face the same old things but hopefully we can look at them in a different way. We will always have problems that is life. And speaking of problems, one came up the other day in the Village and I feel I need to address it. We were having a lively chat and the topic got crazy. By that I mean we were discussing all our mental failures. And we all have them. It was brought up that the Village was a round padded room. Some took offense to all of this conversation. It was not meant to step on anyones toes or hurt anyones feelings. I made the Village a round padded room for a user could go into a corner and pout. The padding was there for our safety, I wanted the Village to be a safe place for all. I did not think that any of this would be offensive. Mental illness is a serious thing but we are all touched by it in one way or another. Not discussing it is wrong, we need to be open and honest with this problem that touches all of us. I am sorry that some were offended, but the mute button is there for a reason. Or the option to go to another room. If arguments start I am the first to stop them, but this was not arguing. Politics and Religion tend to start arguments, other topics do not. Please be understanding with those that feel the need to have this topic be discussed in open chat. Some of those that were chatting are the ones that have said they themselves have this problem or have family members that do as well. Remember we are like a family in the Village and are there to have fun and to be there for those that need that extra little help.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Holidays...........

Can you believe another year has just flown by us? We are all in the midst of holiday festivities and the coming of the New Year.
There have been many changes this year in the Village, some good and some bad. But, we have managed to get by without so much as a scratch.
Some of the Villagers entered a story contest in the kong forums. We are waiting to find out if anyone from the Village won.
And I am pleased to announce that our newest mod is none other than kaosfury. What a wonderful thing to have happen right now when I am so busy to have that extra help to keep an eye on things. Grats kaos!
I also want to tell all of you Villagers how much I appreciate all of you. When I go on mod calls, I get to see how other rooms are and I am grateful to be able to return to our happy little home. The regulars in the Village are what make this room so great, I can count on all of you to be there with all your humor and your kindness.
My heart goes out to each of you at this wonderful time. May you all have the best rest of the year, and I hope that the New Year is all that we hope it will be.