Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sakki Deleted Upon Request

'Sakki De Roxea''s request for their account to be removed has been granted.

Animorphs 2.0? - RUMOR

Very interesting stuff:

Some new info on a rumor we posted a few months back, our source (who still wishes to remain unnamed) says that Scholastic seems to be on board with making an Animorphs 2.0 happen. They supposedly had a recent discussion on how to handle the continuity from 1.0, which is the series we left off at.

Please note that we, at Hirac Delest, don’t post every rumor (or any rumor, for that matter) that is given to us (and there are a LOT), unless we feel that the source is legitimate in some way. Saying that, we’re not posting this as an official announcement either, as no official news has been released by Scholastic to confirm this. More updates from our source on this matter will be posted on Hirac Delest as they come.

Of course none of this has been independently verified.

Source - Hirac Delest

Short and Early this week: RAFmusic exchange

In the time I've been a RAFian, other RAFians have recommended to me much music and many bands for my listening enjoyment.
I feel like paying it forward, so to speak, by making a shortlist of bands that, pre-RAF, I'd not even heard-of. Feel free to do the same in comments, if you like.

Lordi - Awesomesauce on cheese fries in the back of a humvee on the moon. Metal.
Basshunter - this music is HAPPY distilled into longitudinal compressions and rarefactions of air.
Nightwish - I do not have the words for how awesome they are. Symphonic metal.
Ayreon - Coolidge. End of story.
Infected Mushroom - I'm still getting used to the idea... :D
Dredg - twenty-seven kinds of epic, whether it's the album or the live-acoustic version.
Freedom Call - where Triumph and Happy meet and spend the rest of their lives riding off into the sunset. Power metal.

I know many of these may not be to your individual taste, but please don't write off one band just because you disliked another band on this list, because none of these really even fall into the same genres as the others.

Have a happy weekend, dearlings! I'll see you about. :)


Monday, July 27, 2009

DYK 17: Did You Know?

That there was a Harry Potter board on RAF Classic that lasted between 2003 and 2006?

Now you do.

Richard's Animorphs ForumRichard's Animorphs Forum - The Ultimate Animorphs Forum

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Know the Secret - Animorphs Game - Full Download

I just realized that the Animorphs Game - Know the Secret that is on RAF Downloads, never got the full direct download treatment in all its 500mb glory.

Here it is - Download Here.

Feel free to visit Hirac Delest.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Just a heads-up to anybody who actually reads me. ;)

Folks, just a little heads-up, school is starting fairly soon for me, and I'm not going to promise that I'll make a blog post every week like I have all summer.
At the very least, I'll keep it up to the end of July, as long as my internet stays functional. :)

*hugs* to all of you lovely RAFians. I hope what's left of the year is seriously great for you.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Fountain

Digressing from RAF stuff. I just finished watching The Fountain (2006) for the 5th or so time. This time I watched it on HiDef 720p.

For those who like a good visual movie a si-fi movie, a good thought provoking movie, and a love story all bundled into one. I recommend The Fountain.

Here are some more images of the movie below.

Monday, July 20, 2009

DYK 16: Did You Know?

That Richard made 10,000 posts back in 2007?

Now you do.

Richard's Animorphs ForumRichard's Animorphs Forum - The Ultimate Animorphs Forum

Sunday, July 19, 2009

RAF Audiobook Project needs you!

The site is pretty much ready for work, but we're missing one piece of the puzzle: everyone who doesn't act!

What we need are:
Timers - These are the people who cut together the multiple parts into one single audio stream.
Directors - You direct. More? Fine. These people will be reviewing the actor's work before sending it to the timers.
Managers - Responsible for directing the "flow of traffic" of various tasks to various roles. I can do some of this to start, but eventually we will need others.

I don't think I missed any jobs, but I might add something if I forget it.

If you can do any of these, post with what job you want, and (if you aren't signed up yet) your username for the site. Weathel will get people signed up when he has the chance, but we can start assigning jobs right away.

Thanks for any help you guys can give.


Thanks to Russell for his sixth donation!

It's customary to thank those who help out. This is the 6th time we are thanking Russell for his donation.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Twitter in your Profile

That's right folks, the option to put a Twitter username in your profile has been added. Click here and then click on "Forum Profile Information" on the left hand side of the screen. Go halfway down the page and there the box will be.

Remember, you can also put in information for others such as:
  • ICQ
  • AIM
  • MSN
  • YIM
  • Twitter
  • Skype
I look forward to seeing people's tweets! For a list of Twitter usernames, or to post yours, there is this thread.

If you are new to Twitter, here are a few usernames you can follow to get you started.

richardonraf - Richard obviously. He usually uses his tweets to tell us about the forum (problems, etc.)
xeroxedfool - Russell AKA Esplin 9466.
cprailfreak - This is me!

Remember, getting started on Twitter is very easy. But if you have any problems, that thread mentioned above would be the place to ask your questions! So lets get your tweets a-tweetn'!!


Friday, July 17, 2009

AlothAssassin Banned

Just letting you all know, the member AlothAssassin has been banned from RAF.

AlothAssassin has been banned for constantly disregarding RAF's rules and its staff members, and repetitively making new accounts to bypass bans.

Make sure to follow the rules.

Harry Potter VI

Hey, RAF!
Well, I'm going to see the new Harry Potter movie tonight with some people, and I'll preface the article by saying that I've only read the third book. Books tend to be better than their movies, so I decided at the beginning of it all to refrain from reading the series until after the movie cycle is complete. This way, I'll be able to appreciate fully the movies as they are, without interference of my opinion of the plot.

For this week's article, I'm going to offer a question for you: If you had never read the books, how do you think you would have received the movies?

Please answer in comments, avoiding spoilers if at all possible. (Yes, I know who dies and who doesn't die in the 6th book. There's no avoiding that knowledge. *chuckle* Just please no intimate gory details, okey?)

All my love to you, dearlings. Have a brilliant weekend!

Thanks to Jess for her 2nd donation!

Noticing a lot of donation blog posts lately? I certainly am, and it's great to see our members contributing.

This time it's Jess (now Kit Cloudkicker) who has given us the single biggest donation yet, who has donated once more.

She will get an additional 50 Karma points.

Thanks Jess!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Thanks to Slushie Man for 3rd donation!

Jeff / Slushie Man has once again donated. This is his third time.

Thanks to Jeff!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Thanks to Adam for his 6th donation!

This is the 6th time you're hearing from me saying thanks to Adam for his donation. Yes, our top donator has yet again ensured that RAF won't shut down any time soon.

Thanks Adam!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Thanks to Kelly for her 5th donation!

With her 5th donation, Kelly has been upgraded to Gold Member, and is now firmly #5 on the donator leader-board.

Thanks Kelly!

DYK 15: Did You Know?

That 453 members from RAF Classic were removed between November 28 2003 and November 7 2007?

Now you do.

Richard's Animorphs ForumRichard's Animorphs Forum - The Ultimate Animorphs Forum

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thanks to Claire for her donation!

Thanks to long-time member, and Sr. Staff member Claire for her donation. We know how hard earned it is, and on behalf of everyone on RAF: thank you for contributing!

She will receive an additional 10 karma points and all the other perks donators receive.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Donators & Gold Members

In an overdue move, those who donate have been split into two groups: Donators & Gold Members.

Essentially those who donate:
-less than $50 will fall into the "Donators" category. This position will last for a year.
-more than $49 will fall into the "Gold Member" category. This position lasts forever.

Both groups will also have access to a special board on RAF.

9 Stars - Same as Gods + 1000 personal messages + 10 Karma Points + access to D-Lounge

  • Gold Member ($50+ in donations - gold color - lasts forever)

10 Stars - Same as Donators + unlimited personal messages + 50 Karma Points

-Member groups / Member positions in detail

Friday, July 10, 2009

REMINDER - RAF Party Tomorrow!

We haven't had a proper RAF Party in months because we keep forgetting. Now we won't!

Come out tomorrow July 11 and party like it's 1999.

Oh, how nice!

I've noticed that lately several of our early-RAFgeneration members have been returning and posting, and that the Animorphs boards are getting a bit more action in recent weeks.
If this is a trend as much as the streak of absences and departures was, then RAF may start seeing more and more old and fairly familiar faces on a regular basis.

Oh, and on another, slightly less pleasant note, a few RAFians who email me regularly are having computer issues (not because of me, ha ha very funny), so if you see somebody pretty much drop off the map, that may be why.

Have a great weekend, everybody! ^_^


Monday, July 6, 2009

DYK 14: Did You Know?

That there was an Animorphs Pictures board on RAF Classic?

Now you do.

Richard's Animorphs ForumRichard's Animorphs Forum - The Ultimate Animorphs Forum

Saturday, July 4, 2009

View all your topics - new feature!

SMF doesn't have this option by default, but thanks to Goom, we now have that option. If you want to find all the topics a member created, just visit their profile and click on "Show Topics".

To see yours, click here.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Thanks to Aliciania for her donation!

Again I am here to express thanks to fellow RAFian Aliciania for her donation to RAF.

She will now enjoy the benefits that donators do.

Independence Day approaches!

So... is everybody ready to combat the approaching invasion of 17-mile-long alien spacecraft? I know I am!

I'm curious if anybody remembers the worldwide panic and hype that resulted back when the Will Smith movie "Independence Day" went to theatres. A bunch of people thought that the advertisements were public-service-announcements, and they freaked out severely.
The same thing happened again when "The Day After Tomorrow" (by the same director, just so y'know) came out and everybody saw the Statue of Liberty get taken out by an uber-tsunami.
Now there's this "2012" movie coming out... again, the same director... I'm curious whether or not the same thing is going to happen yet again.

Anyway, I just hope you all are ready with your fighter planes, crazy drunk crop dusters, cigars, and malfunctioning missiles. :)

In the immortal words of Jeff Goldbloom, "Must go faster MUST GO FASTER!!!"

Have a great weekend, folks. To those of you celebrating this American holiday, I hope you stay safe and alien-free. To the rest of you, I hope you find our pyrotechnic antics amusing, at least. ;)

G'day, dearlings!