So, 10 Years Ago... December 21, 2018 7:23 AM   Subscribe

...Kattullus gave me a membership as a Yule gift, apparently out of grave doubts that I would never get around to it on my own. This is my 10th Longest Night of the Year with all of you, and I just wanted to say thanks for all the posts, comments, retorts, favorites, flags, mod deletions, card clubs, meet ups, memails, and general hijinx. You’ve made my life richer.
posted by GenjiandProust to MetaFilter-Related at 7:23 AM (38 comments total) 45 users marked this as a favorite

<3
posted by cooker girl at 7:26 AM on December 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


Happy 10 years GenjiandProust! This place is better because you're a part of it.
posted by Fizz at 8:06 AM on December 21, 2018 [4 favorites]


Seeing your name always makes me smile. Thank you for sticking around for all these years, and for being you.
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:23 AM on December 21, 2018 [3 favorites]


It's always a pleasure seeing your name pop up. You were the first MeFite I ever met at a meetup and that was somehow almost 8 years ago. I don't get to too many IRL events but you made that one fun so I at least try now. Happy 10th!
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 9:00 AM on December 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


Yay, happy 10th anniversary! You're one of my favorites and I am glad you're here!
posted by ChuraChura at 9:12 AM on December 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


Foisting MetaFilter upon Giving GenjiandProust a MetaFilter account is the best five dollars I’ve ever spent.
posted by Kattullus at 9:12 AM on December 21, 2018 [18 favorites]


Ten more years! TEN MORE YEARS! tEn MoRE yeARs. The pact is sealed.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 9:21 AM on December 21, 2018 [7 favorites]


Was MetaFilter foisted on me or the other way around? Who is the FPPig and which the FPPolk?
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:24 AM on December 21, 2018 [5 favorites]


The real foisting was the MeFites we made along the way.
posted by rhizome at 9:30 AM on December 21, 2018 [11 favorites]


I'm pretty great. You're welcome!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:41 AM on December 21, 2018 [8 favorites]


Thanks for being here! And for the lovely letter you sent me that time that still makes me feel bad for not sending a proper letter back. You’ll have it before your 15th mefiversary I promise!
posted by billiebee at 9:52 AM on December 21, 2018 [3 favorites]


I’m glad you’re here, and I always enjoy your participation. Skål!
posted by winna at 10:07 AM on December 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


*waves excitedly from across Narragansett Bay* "Hi, Neighbor!"
posted by wenestvedt at 10:46 AM on December 21, 2018 [3 favorites]


Way to go Kattullus!

GenjiandProust, quite apart from your radiant intelligence or the unplumbable depths of your sense of humor, your apparently unlimited capacity for innocent fun improves the emotional tone of this place beyond all telling.
posted by jamjam at 11:16 AM on December 21, 2018 [5 favorites]


I'm very glad. :)
posted by mordax at 1:39 PM on December 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


Ten years, wow! The only thing I love more than the Genji, is the Proust. Here's to you! I hope we meet one day. :)
posted by smoke at 2:21 PM on December 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


Cheers, GenjiandProust! Here's to many more hijinxes (hijanx? hijunx?), both general and specific!
posted by cynical pinnacle at 2:26 PM on December 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


I've always enjoyed your voice. Good to still have you around!
posted by heyho at 2:31 PM on December 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


I have met this user in the real world (before he was on MetaFilter even) and he is awesome there too.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 2:49 PM on December 21, 2018 [4 favorites]


True. I went to a meet up before I was ever on the site, thanks to Horace Rumpole.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:53 PM on December 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


This is not meant as a disparaging comment - because I am glad to have GenjiandProust as part of the community - but, if this is the absolute best $5.00 investment Kattalus has ever made... we may want to talk to him about investing in a 401K or at least a nice mutual fund. I agree GenjiandProust has paid dividends, but you'll likely want to diversify and have a total portfolio.

That is why I'm announcing BIFF, the Bean Indexing Fancy Fund! Just a $4.00 investment and I will provide you with a plate, a can opener, and a can of beans!
posted by Nanukthedog at 3:02 PM on December 21, 2018 [8 favorites]


Thanks for being here, G&P. You're good people.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:50 PM on December 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


Wow! Happy Mefiversary !! 🍻
posted by Fig at 4:49 PM on December 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


Genjiand, I'm tickled that he gave you a comp to the filter, well done. Thing is, I owe Kattullus a poem from when his child was born, so. I need a proper Icelandic translation of 'Rare Light'.

And no I don't owe him, I owe myself and 7 pages ain't bad.
Carry on.
posted by clavdivs at 4:53 PM on December 21, 2018 [3 favorites]


Happy 10th! I always enjoy reading your posts and comments, GenjiandProust. You are someone who makes this site a nice place to be.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 5:04 PM on December 21, 2018 [3 favorites]


You rule.
posted by limeonaire at 6:06 PM on December 21, 2018 [3 favorites]


Very good!
(my tenth was six days ago. good times)
posted by Namlit at 6:35 PM on December 21, 2018 [4 favorites]


Hey lovely, I am glad I met you through this place.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 7:13 PM on December 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


Happy tennerversary!
posted by villanelles at dawn at 7:31 PM on December 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


You joined MetaFilter on my 30th birthday? I knew you were a cool dude.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 7:43 PM on December 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


I'm really glad you're here!
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 11:54 AM on December 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


You joined just a few months after I did. Good Times!
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:47 PM on December 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


Like Kattullus, I paid $5 to inflict MeFi on a friend of mine and it seemed to work out well for her and for MeFi.
posted by rmd1023 at 2:32 PM on December 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


Happy metaversary!
posted by Sophie1 at 7:42 PM on December 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


GenjiandProust, you are one of my most bestest enspousenated spouses! I get a lillle thrill everytime you favorite some of my nonsense. I'm glad you're here.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:19 PM on December 23, 2018 [2 favorites]


Tired of lying in the sunshine
Staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long
And there is time to kill today
And then, one day, you find
Ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
You missed the starting gun

posted by Meatbomb at 6:08 AM on December 24, 2018 [2 favorites]


(Just in case things were seeming too upbeat, y'all. Meat being shoveled into a grave, each and every one of us! Holy shit we're all old now WTF?)
posted by Meatbomb at 6:10 AM on December 24, 2018 [3 favorites]


Oh, happy tenth anniversary! I'm always delighted to see you around, and I love your contributions. Here's to another good decade!
posted by sciatrix at 7:37 PM on December 27, 2018 [2 favorites]


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