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Into The Blue (a reunion)

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Into The Blue (a reunion)

Postby Turkguy19 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:45 am

I don't know if the MODs and ADMINs will frown upon this or not, but thought I would give it a shot anyway ;)

So many faces have changed here since I started on this site way back in 2004. Some great friendships were made and I will always appreciate that. Most of my high points in the LEGO community have come from this site, and even the highest point in my MOCing came from here with the winning of the Pod Racer challenge last year. But, things have to change, and I've gone away from this site in recent days. Whether it be because I've grown tired of the community or what, but I have distanced myself from the forums. So, many of you may not know who I am, but I thought I would still give a goodbye because I don't know if I will be back again.

This goodbye is coming because today, April, 26th 2010, I am leaving for Basic Military Training for the United States Air Force. I will be getting computer access after this initial 8.5 weeks, but whether I come back to the forums or not is yet to be known. I will however probably pop into the IRC Chat now and again just to check how things are going.

Stay Classy FBTB,

James "Turkguy" Turley
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby Andi » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:21 am

Good Bye James. I will miss you.
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby hatcher » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:23 am

Good luck in Basic Training. Hope you make it back here someday.
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby Draykov » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:50 am

Enjoy San Antonio, Turk. Basic probably won't be much fun, but you'll have an opportunity to learn a lot. We wish you all the best.

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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby Rook » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:27 am

Well Turkguy even though over the past few years you and I have disagreed on many things you've earned my respect today. Joining the Armed Forces, no matter which branch, is a great undertaking. I wish you the best of luck at basic training. I've served the same country in law enforcement. Defending ideals of democracy whether it’s on foreign or domestic soil is the most honorable course one can take.
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby Big C » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:46 am

Snap, you're going to San Antone? Dude, you'll totally have to try and come up to the Dallas area and hang with me and Draykov if you get some down time. We'll take you out for a drink or something.

Best wishes, bud. Have a blast.
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby Mofo Jones » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:15 am

Enjoy your time into the Wild Blue Yonder, etc. Even if you don't wind up back here, be safe and know that you're welcome back anytime. (insert salute smiley here).

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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby Solo » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:45 am

Turk, you know I frown on everything you have to say. ;) But good luck with training dude, and I hope we'll see you around when you get the time.
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby Jargon » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:02 am

Turk, it's been fun interacting with you over the years. I hope things go well for you in the Air Force and that we'll see you around these parts again.
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby Joedward » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:03 am

James, I know you and I haven't always seen eye to eye on everything either, but you're embarking on something I would truly love to take on some day (different branch... but still), so you can't be all bad.
I really wish you the best of luck and hope you enjoy everything.

So cya 'round Turkeyman, do come back and visit, it'd be a shame to leave it all behind you. You never know, the equipment and aircraft may give you some building inspiration.

Good luck to ya.
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby Big C » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:50 am

By the way, if you jack a Lightning II and land it in my backyard, I will <3 you forever.

And by "<3 you forever," I mean, "point you out to the proper authorities and tell them you mailed the plane to Iran, after I hide it in my sekrit bunker."
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby Daz Hoo » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:58 am

Hey Turk!

I have the outmost respect for people who choose to serve their country (military) or their community (police officers). I always respected your opinions here (whether I agreed with them or not), but now, you are now a step higher in my "respect-o-meter" ;) .

I hope everything works out for you the way you planned them, and I wish you the best. :D
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby MisterFubar » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:06 pm

Sounds like it's too late to talk you out of the Air Force but good luck anyway, and enjoy. Military life isn't nearly as bad as a lot of people make it out to be, but don't let that secret out.
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby The Brain » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:33 pm

I haven't really been around here long enough or known you well enough to say I'll miss you, but I certainly offer you luck and success in your endeavors. I guess I will miss your caustic sarcasm as well, but we've got plenty of that around here. :p
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby Robzula » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:36 pm

You had one of the best sigs on this forum. I'm gonna miss that...

...and you and your opinions of course! Good luck to you, man. Hope you'll find your way back someday.
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby yankeeken » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:47 pm

Good luck with Basic Training, Turk. Your presence will be missed.

May the force be with you.
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby meeotch » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:22 pm

And for your final act, you have gotten "Danger Zone" stuck in my head. Good luck with everything.
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby Flynn » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:15 pm

Well, I don't think we ever got along well, but it's still sad to see you go, Turk. Best of luck and all that, and hope you come back here someday.
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby Chief » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:01 am

I love you Turk! :(
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Re: Into The Blue (A goodbye)

Postby Captain Typo » Sun May 02, 2010 11:12 am

I know I'm really late to the party on this, and that I haven't really interacted with Turk on the forums... But I wanted to say my goodbyes anyway, simply because I was always blown away with his Red Fleet creations, and loved the humorous faux(?) cynicism he would bring to the table. For instance:
While everyone else was flipping out over the new Taun-Tuan set last year, Turk wrote:Yup....just as I thought....not really worth it.
So whether you see this or not, man, I wish you the best, both in the Air Force and life in general... :)
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