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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Okay, yeah I know alot men Cantus but I am talking about one very special one.
Indulge me and let me tell you about him.

He is loyal. No matter how much time or distance seperates him from his loved ones, he is there. He is madly in love with one of the most beautiful women around and together they have a playful little "girl". They are a loving family, strong and very much deserving of all the happiness the world has to offer.

He is creative. He is a storyteller, a poet, "magic" worker, artistic with his hands and his computer. His imagination knows no bounds.

He is intelligent. He can run a business in his sleep, and I think he has. He has taken virtually nothing and had it grow into gigantic proportions, all because of his intelligence and business savvy.

He is witty and funny. Always there when a person is down to make a funny face or silly comment to bring out a smile in even the most stubborn of people.

His heart is so large I just fail to see how it fits in his chest. He loves and cares so much about so many things, at times I think it is all consuming for him in a very emotional way.

He is dedicated. A few years ago he had a vision, and he has stuck to it, believing in it with all of his heart and soul, all to bring joy and art to others. This is to the extent that he sarifices his physical and mental well-being for the sake of everyone else.

He is truly an amazing man, the Wizard of Oz himself hiding behind the curtain so that everyone else can enjoy his magic.

Who is he?

Malcolm Crawshay.

I think sometimes people forget he is there, or how much work he puts into this home, or sometimes that the newbies don't fully realize who he is. I just wanted to let him know how wonderful and appreciated he is in a public forum. I wanted him to know that I treasure every moment of his friendship and caring.

That I truly think he should be cannonized for his patience with me!

So here I say Hail to Malcolm! Patron Saint of Poi! (since spinning can be such a religious experience, it fits! )

My love and support and friendship and dedication to you Malcolm!


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Thistle


Thistle

old hand
Location: Nottingham UK

Total posts: 950
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Pele:


So here I say Hail to Malcolm! Patron Saint of Poi! (since spinning can be such a religious experience, it fits! )

My love and support and friendship and dedication to you Malcolm!Here here Pele!


Are we nearly there yet?

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Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:Wow, that was the most beautiful post I have read in awhile.

All my props to you Malcolm, you are truly amazing! And i owe a lot to you


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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FireMikeZ


FireMikeZ

Laguna dude
Location: Laguna, California, US

Total posts: 1438
Posted:Goddess!

Malcolm,

YES.

one of the closest role models animating me today. In this community you created, gathered, and nourish, my millenial post is for you.

with all my love and sincere respect,

~ Mike

[ 27 October 2002, 11:44: Message edited by: FreMke ]


molten cheers,

~ FireMike

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

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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

100 characters max...
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2996
Posted:Hey Malcolm. Thanks

(& thanks, Pele )


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

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

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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 2830
Posted:Yes. Great stuff Malcolm I really appreciate all the work that goes on behind the scenes. I'd be lost without this wonderful place. To me, hop is like an oasis in a nasty, greedy world that seems hell bent on self-destruction.

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

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:Yay for Malcolm! can't wait to meet in 2004 HoP Gathering!!
Then we'll be able to thank the Dude in person!
A great thread on a great person!


Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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SpArKiE


SpArKiE

*shiny shiny*
Location: Townsville, QLD, Aust.

Total posts: 218
Posted:YAY for Malcolm!!!

not that i have talked to him- but for setting up HoP and runnin it he has to be a great person!


And wherever you've gone and wherever we might go. It don't seem fair. Today just disappeared.

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falloutboy
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

falloutboy

remember
Location: Melbourne, Australia, Earth, M...

Total posts: 433
Posted:agreed!
cheers mate! very good job!!

(i guessed it was malcom when i got to "intelligent" ... do i get a prize?)


-As angels debate chance and fate-
i was riding through melbourne on a midget giraffe, things were peachy.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Malcolm? Malcolm is the kind of guy who gives me faith that maybe we humans aren't such terrible people after all.

He's a merchant who pulled a popular line of fire poi because he realized it might not quite be safe. He's generous, responsible, loyal, a boon to the art, AND...he allows this site to exist.

I'll raise a glass or to Malcolm any day!


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Kali
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

member
Location: Berlin, Germany

Total posts: 577
Posted:Yay Malcolm! You rock!


Beauty is the conscious sum of all our perversions.-Salvador DaliHope without action is hopeless.

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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

Flynt

Intrepid Penguin


Total posts: 5635
Posted:Three cheers for Malcolm!!!
*hippity hippity Hoorah!!!!!*

I hope one day i get the chance to thankyou in person Malcolm, until then, a thousand thanks, a thousand hugz, and a thousand happy thoughts coming your way. You are wonderful! xoxoxox


Currently on the right side up of the world.

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Thank you Malcolm.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)


Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

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Location: San Diego California

Total posts: 2905
Posted:Malcolm, defender of poi persons everywhere. Feared by post offices both near and afar. Able to send packages with single... something or other. Yeppers he is a heck of a guy.

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:because i think it is important *bump*

Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP

Total posts: 1003
Posted:Thanks
On october 26th 1999, 3 years ago, HOP was born.
A quote I believe in lots is quote: "We become like the crowd that we hang out with".
So thanks for all being such wonderful people


"May your balls always burn"

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Are you serious Malcolm?
I thought it was around a bit longer than that.
This would mean I stumbled on the site literally days after it's inception! Damn...I feel old!
Thank you Malcolm.
I do love you.


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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toneman


member


Total posts: 195
Posted:Thank you, Malcolm!!! Without you, I would probably still be spinning the 2bt weave!! (with string and glosticks)

Hopefully I've repaid you for the bandwidth I have used!!!

So When will the "Poi rosaries" be offered in the shop?? Can they make beads in your image that small, or should they be ballchain/beemer configs? Afterall, what good is a rosary that you can't impress people with?


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Bram....


member
Location: the arms of the Ganja Goddess

Total posts: 1551
Posted:hip hip hooray

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

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N8


member
Location: NY, USA

Total posts: 336
Posted:(Re-reads Pele's Original post)

She always has been able to turn a phrase. Well put my dear. Well put indeed.

Malcolm, (as if it needed to be said)
My deepest regards always.


Care of other people's approval and you become their prisoner.Live fully, Rave wholly.Fluid are the movements of my strings...

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:Looks like Malcolm's going to have his work cut out at the gathering just trying to accept the thanks and hugs everyone's going to thrusting upon him, myself included

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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adren@line


member
Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Total posts: 249
Posted:then why dont we all give a standing ovation!


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_Stix_


_Stix_

Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land

Total posts: 2419
Posted:..just shows what hard work and dedication does.. well done Malcolm.. you should be very proud of yourself.. you have managed to bring an assortment of people from very different backgrounds and beliefs, together from across the world to form a tight knit commutnity..

My hat is off to you Sir,


I honour you as an aspect of myself..

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

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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Kat

Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 2211
Posted:Three Cheers for Malcom

I started tuning into HOP in Apr 2000. If it was not for this site I may never have bought my first pair of poi and started playing with poi. My fire chains were bought on HOP and Malcolm gave me some great advice.

Thank you very much Malcolm - you're a star!

Kat


Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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DJ Dantana
BRONZE Member since Aug 2001

veteran
Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA

Total posts: 1495
Posted:if it wasn't for this site and the col video I would still be doing three beat weaves....and thinkin I was good!

we eat and we drink and we smoke and we try!

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dromepixie


dromepixie

veteran
Location: Florida

Total posts: 1463
Posted:Malcolm:
You know what I think of you and of this site.
I hope your days and nights are filled with joy and goodthings

Keep smiling from that big heart of yours!

Much love hugs respect and admiration to the Man,
Drome


JUGGLEwithyourmind!

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