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Laguna dude
Location: Laguna, California, US
Member Since: 24th Jul 2002
Total posts: 1438
Posted:tension? what we need, then, is to appreciate, share & give ourselves & eachother props for what's so wonderful about us here. happy tribes are not built on problem-solving and court trials alone.

what do you love?

give us a REAL answer, please.

so we have a thread celebrating Home of Poi's serious good points, good stuff, and good people as we live it now!

with all my love,

~ Mikie

molten cheers,

~ FireMike

FireMikeZ@yahoo.com (personal messages welcome, no promo spam, please!)
Laguna, California, US


Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1100
Posted:I love Punk Rock (and by that I mean real punk rock, where people have real thoughts and ideas, sometimes even intellegent and cohearant. The punk rock where people stand up and fight for the things that they believe in and who they are. Not the homoginized, bubble gum, teeny bopper, cellophane wrapped, prepackaged crap that the radio and MTV tries to pass of as punk.)

I love Bourbon Whiskey (spicificly the kind made by Jim Beam, the kind that burns like liquid Drain-o going down)

I love the smell of kerosine in the morning, it's what heaven must smell like.

I love a big fat juicey steak merinated in whiskey, garlic and worcestershire, with a side of beer.

I love sitting outside drinking a cold, dry martini on a hot day.

I love that beatiful brilliant bastard that invented lager.

I love driving through the mountains on days like today.

I love music and the way it can make me feel completely relaxed and drive me to violence all in the same moment.

I love watching The Young Ones, if there is something funnier than seeing someone get hit over the head with a cricket bat I've never seen it.

I love cheezy horror movies like Bride of Reanimator, and Return of the Redneck Zombies.

I love people who are honest about who they are and that never ever change themselves to suit anyone else or to gain affections.

and I love watching violent thunder storms, getting soaked like a spunge while the lightning strikes all around you, sitting in complete awe of the fury of mother nature.

Oh, and about the HOP, I love that the people are mostly open minded, and easy going (unless, of course, you are talking to Mr. Phule about politics, or Miss Cassandra about suicide bombing )

[ 06 October 2002, 11:39: Message edited by: SickpuPpy ]

Jesus helps me trick people.

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:That's one fine post FireMike.

I love the fact that HOP exists, and is full of such genuine, warm and wonderful people. Grateful recognition to Malcolm, and his merry moderators.

I admire the way that people contribute freely with advice, and help people when they are down.

I think the occasional argument or difference of opinion is the sign of a healthy community. I know I've had to re-think my opinions more than a few times.

Cheers Must be time of a Wild Turkey.

If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

Location: Bath, UK
Member Since: 5th Sep 2002
Total posts: 279
Posted:Seriously, what tension? What ill-spiritedness? I honestly have noticed more people referring to this than any sort of actual wrong attitude on this board.

It's not like it hangs around very long anyway if it doesn't turn people on, if you see a thread going negative, don't add your 2p, 'cos you'll only bump it up to the top.

I think this board is great. I'm in love with all of the women and the guys have really made me feel that I'm not alone in not being an aggressive, shallow c*nt like so many 'men' in this world are.

The diversity here is great, and the creativity and spirituality that shines in some of the posts is often encouraging.

oh I enjoy the technical poi discussion too.

Magnus... pay it forward

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:right on, magnus! there's no ill feeling when we put a hard light on it.

i love to love!

i love gir. ^_^

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always



Member Since: 29th Apr 2001
Total posts: 237
Posted:I heard it said somewhere that reading books is like getting to see the thoughts that have been thought by other people and commited to print so you don't have to go through as much effort to arrive at the same conclusions or your own.

With that in mind I love that I get other people's insights, emotions and logic on so many different topics. This place is like a thought compendium (complete with both irritating bullshit, wonderful humour and at times amazing logic).

torn and bleeding warrior of love
Location: West Virginia
Member Since: 6th Sep 2002
Total posts: 133
Posted:I love the fact that I remembered that HoP can send you your password....cause i forgot it and i couln't talk for like weeks...And I love everyone here! Do you all love me?

This this just full of love
Full of Love

I need to find something witty for this so people like me...


Location: Leicester, uk
Member Since: 30th Jul 2002
Total posts: 180
Posted:Well here goes me, as I was asked so nicely and I can't be lazy all my life .....

* I love the fact that as soon as I joined I was made to feel welcome and supported straight away by you guys

* I love that I can be open, honest and true to myself here. That for the most part even when there is a difference of opinion, there is still so much respect for each other flowing in every post. And also that I have learned much about myself from the times when others here have challenged my perceptions, and made me more aware of my own personal filters and judgements.

* I love the fact that I have been encouraged again and again to become more of myself through reading some beautifully inspiring, thought provoking threads here. Although I don't always jump in on them they mean a lot nevertheless, so thank you all for sharing so willingly.

* I love it that I can stick everyone's messenger address into my liddle computer and have random chats with sooooo many lovely folks, who have no idea who the hell I am, but are so happy to chat away anyhow I'll never be bored in cyberspace ever again!!!!!!!! Yipppeeee.

* I've met some great people from this site, and I LOVE that it brings people together from all over... that it gives us the opportunity to spin together out there in the world, (which is great!!!) and also to come to know so many different people who we can't spin with in da true flesh. We is always spinning together in spirit innit. We are one HUGE floating, spaced out (some more than others ) cyber family where everyone has something to offer, be it crepes, candy, cookies or just a hug exactly when it's needed most

* I also love the humour and diversity here...

~hears a windy echo of all sentient sentiments drifting down-thread... like magikal chimes in the wind... the fathoms of collective intention pool into the healing waters of unified truth~

Love and light,


Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside wakes C G Jung


Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:I love...(not in any particular order)

1) the fact that you can find out about events in your area

2) The fact that everyone welcomes you and makes you feel truely loved, and supports you through hard times in your life

3) The fact that eveyone accepts random people like me!

4) Oh and loads of other stuff i cant think of at this particular moment of time

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...


Location: austin,tx
Member Since: 21st Mar 2002
Total posts: 2363
Posted:i love that i have no idea what the negativity is that everyone's talking about but that this thread exists and i'm on it rambling and that's okay. i love that i haven't woken up yet. i love firedancing until you drop from exhaustion and waking up and incoherently babbling with other people on the other side of the friggin PLANET who are also tired from firedancing all night long.

i love cantus and bender for the healing laughter. of course, i love all of ya but i love giving cantus and bender props cuz dems ma homeys. yo.

oh and i love nutella "ice cream" in the morning. wink wink nudge nudge

-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.

Location: Brisbane (South) Qld Aussie :P
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 80
Posted:ok here goes.... ill try to keep it short and sweet

1. I love it how everyone is so kind towards each other. Always willing to cheer someone up or make a newbie feel welcome.

2. I love the e-drama of certain threads... its better than day time tv lol

3. I love the fact that ive met soo many new friends

and i love the fact that someones always there when you need a friend

Short and sweet

Why do you like to confuse me so?


HoP Mechanical Engineer
Location: OK, USA
Member Since: 11th Jul 2002
Total posts: 729
Posted:I love several things about HoP:

1.) It's really helped me overcome my naivete and ignorance , being able to talk with ppl from different places, of different origins and with different beliefs. I never got much cultural exposure before I found this wonderful place.

2.) Fire Dancing in general has made me much more confident and sexy and I owe HoP a debt of gratitude for that as well.

3.) Can we give a HUGE shout-out to the "Meet Others" function?? Because of it I now have several friends in Chicago and, with their help, I am starting my own professional fire troupe! Friendship, money, fame, business experience... HoP essentially made it all possible.

4.) HoP has also made me much more humble, realizing that maybe the skills I was so proud of at one time can be improved upon

5.) It gives me a nice website to check whenever I'm bored sitting in the computer labs for class, or in between my classes when I come back to my room.

Well, I guess I should stop now and leave some space for other appreciative board members

What hits the fan is not evenly distributed.


I will kill all mods
Location: mods suck
Member Since: 7th Aug 2002
Total posts: 210
Posted:i love it all

Aurora (1/2 a firesister)
Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Member Since: 4th Jan 2002
Total posts: 249
Posted:I love the emoticons

........and all the fantubulous people I've met and will meet.

I'm feeling the luv in here...I think we need a group hug


Om Namah Sivaya


Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted:I love the idea that this is a multicultral site - we have input from most of the countries in the world (anyone from Zimbabwe by the way??)

I like the fact that we are all different..

I chastise myself for spending too much time in social and not enough in technical..

I love warm rain and cuddles.. horizontal dancin in the rain would be heaven - roll on Xmas - Xmas in Africa - I hope Santa sends me something nice in my stocking.. Being alone at Xmas sucks! Being alone at any time when you don't want to be sucks!

[ 08 October 2002, 04:26: Message edited by: Stix ]

I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..

Location: Stroudsburg, PA, USA
Member Since: 18th Jul 2001
Total posts: 184
Posted:I love HOP bacause with out, I would still be doing nothing but the forward chase (with only glowsticks).

Because with out home of poi, I would be spinning all alone, with no one to talk about poi with.

I smell something burning.

Location: Washington, USA
Member Since: 19th Sep 2002
Total posts: 42
Posted:I love that a wonderous and beautiful art (and the internet, see it's not so evil after all) can bring people from ten's of thousands of miles apart and bind them into a family.
On that note I think that at some point it would be great if we could figure out a way to have a family reunion... although it would take quite a bit of planning and effort (sorry, spontaneous thought, a normal result for me after getting close to 2.5 hours of sleep this week).

I love FireMike for directing me to this post.

Everyone at HoP for being the neatest people that I have met in the world, and I love that fact that eveyone here is neat (this previous statement has been brought to by the Committee for Stating the Obvious) the concentration of neat people gathering at one focal point staggers the mind. I wish I were as neat as everyone else here. Especially Bender love those eyes man... and DFQ for weirding me out... and FireMike for being open and cool... and Jello for sharing a Douglas Adams moment with me.

I wouldn't know... I've never given a cartoon character an orgasm.


The occasional one...
Location: nottingham
Member Since: 30th Mar 2001
Total posts: 445
Posted:How nice it is to read this, thankyou firemike for the message and posting this.
I haent been on for a while and that is what i really love thati can drop in and people are always welcoming and ready to add a one liner that could only ever not be offensive here.
that fact that people are so accepting of other, that the moderators are not 'big headded' and that a new person recives the same treetment as the people on the site scince the beginning of time.
that such a diverse croud of people have joined to become friends thanks to their love of a weight and some sring

you all make me smile that i love.

the friends that i have made here have been wonderful and so thankyou to malcom for this site. it has and still is a pleasure!

oh so much to say aand yet cant remember half of it so read the rest and i love the way that posts can go off on a tangent never to return. so read the rest and you know it is all true and that even tho im not always im thinking of you

Enjoy - A

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A

Location: Michigan, USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2002
Total posts: 107
Posted:What I love is.....having a totally %&$#@! weekend and come online to find emails in my box from peeps from the board..wondering where I've been ((((((HUGS)))))))) Thanxs..nice to know I was missed.

And all my days are trances And all my nightly dreamsAre where thy gray eye glances And where thy footstep gleams-In what ethereal dances By what eternal streams. Edgar Allan PoeThe prophet is a fool and the religious man is fucking mad, and for the multitude of your sense and your inequity, and the great hatred......NANCY BOY

Location: the arms of the Ganja Goddess
Member Since: 17th May 2002
Total posts: 1551
Posted:hmmm.... *furby voice* I 'ove ou. *regular voice* No, actually I love the fact that people on this board or not prejudice towards people for the way they look, but the way they act. And that there is always people here that will become friends with you, never has anyone made an enemy on this board. There are those that dislike each other but never actual hate that you would have towards an enemy. Oh yes, and the graemlins

You. Its whats for dinner!

As time passes, you realise all the mistakes you amde and the ones you wish you never did make.

The wave crashing on the beach

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:argh my nipples will explode with delight if i try to list all of the things i like about HoP, so i'll just keep it simple by saying that the only thing that i don't like about HoP is leaving it! stoopid sleep!
/concocts a way to post while he's asleep....

*** EDIT ****
I love editing my posts later that night so as to confuse kyrian!
i also love giggling like a little boy that i mentally am when i read home of poi ('cept for the sad posts, then i wear my empathy cloak +1 armor, or the technical posts where i wear nothing)
/chilly breeze blows through room

[ 09 October 2002, 02:25: Message edited by: bender ]

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

Phuhzzzie Wuhzzzie the Pumpkin King
Location: Melbourne, the new Land of Nod
Member Since: 10th Jan 2002
Total posts: 141
Posted:I love the culture that this website has. Everyone is so friendly and we try to help eachother out in whatever way we can. I also love how we tell eachother not to do anything (too) stupid, like whenever anybody starts a post on fire breathing, you usually get about three or four replies in the first ten that say "DON'T DO IT" "IT WILL F*** YOU UP" or "YOU WILL GET HURT".
I also love how we can teach and learn from eachother from accross the world (the net isn't just used for Star Trek and porn) Like I said it's the culture this site has, we laugh, learn, teach, create and show off all together!

A wise man once said to me, Hey! You! Get out of my wardrobe! and in a way, I guess he was right.


Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:Well.... here goes...

* I love that this site brings so many beautiful people together. Not only to communicate on the net, but to teach each other on a soul level..I have met so many enlightened people who have taught me selflessly, because of this site.

* I love that everyone here is ready to share their opinions so openly and honestly without fear of retribution, It helps us all to grow so much when we share our energy.

* I love the fact that there are ppl like FireMike who are willing to give out such positive vibrations to others and who encrouage the sharing of love by reaching out to others.

* I love the fact that I still hit myself in the face when Im trying to master the BTB weave, and can bitch and moan about it on here.

* I love cheese

* I love Marmite

* Most of all I love the fact that this site bought my soul mate to me. That I can now understand the depths that love can truely reach and how much beauty that has bought into my life...Thank you Arsn.

I WUV YOU ALL.. thanks FireMike

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

100 characters max...
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:I love that this place matters so much to me.

I wanted to say more, to say something intelligent & amazing, but have sat here staring at the screen, because that sums it up.

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...


Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:I love cheese too!


Mr Dizzy....
Location: Spiralling into uncertainty
Member Since: 12th Mar 2002
Total posts: 154
Posted:....being invited to post on this thread.

I love the fact that although I don't much chance to post (or even lurk) when I do i'm welcomed with open arms.

I love the exchange of knowledge & skills.

I love the formation of friendships whether they be close or far that this site helps along.

and finally I love waking up each morning cos it brings a new day and hopefully the chance to either touch somebody else's life or to have my life touched in some way.


"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."
A Fortune Cookie

Ebony Flame
Ebony Flame

Location: Mesquite
Member Since: 11th Sep 2002
Total posts: 35
Posted:Hey I just love makeing new friends I dont know since I haven't been here as long as most of you if I have the right to even say anything but lets not fight and lets just enjoy the fact that we all love the fire and that in a way we are all the same. and with that we will end up all loveing each other

YO YO YO this is the M...A...D to the D...O...double G Big 50 baby AKA Ebony Flame Stepping like a big dog


Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:UCOF!!!! Cheese rocks my world. I wuv it.!!! I even went so far as to draw a little cartoon of cheese and name it The Adventures of Mr Cheese!!!
Many a school maths class passed by drawing mr cheese

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:Thanks Firemike for this thread,
It's all pretty much been said
in the pages above,
there's a whole lotta love,
thanks to hop'ers for sharing so much


Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:I love that yesterday when i came home tierd and stressed I got a (real) package from one of the HOPers with fairy dust and hugs in it in my mail box. and that made me so happy at a time where I so needed it ...

"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"


Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:erm....i didnt go THAT far..

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