As so written by Orodreth111 ( or Oreo) on 7 July 2002:
Having witnessed more sappy, neo-tragic, pathetic and ridiculous farewell threads than I care to remember, I felt it my curmudgeonly duty to compose a standard form to be utilized by each White Council Member when they feel the pathetic urge to revel in the self-absorbed drama of leaving TORC. Please copy this out and transfer it to your hard-drive……..
Fellow TORCers, I never thought I would be saying this but I,___________ have come to the agonizing decision that I must take my leave of this wonderful, magical place and set sail for the Gray Havens. When I first came to TORC I was amazed and delighted at having found a special place where I could be accepted for being the Dungeon and Dragons playing, fantasy nerd that I am. I fondly recall the time that I first stumbled onto this hidden gem of a website. I posted a hello in Welcome, and then answered my own post 37 times until**insert veteran oldbies name here** posted telling me to shut the Hell up.
I failed to take his well given advice, and proceeded over to the MOVIE forum where I got into a friendly debate regarding Purism vs Revisionism. After being roundly and most deservingly flamed I decided to proceed to the Alliance Forum. What a great place!! In no time at all I started 17 different Guilds and we were off and running. Unfortunately the only other people joining my guilds were a friendly bunch called the Moderators. They attached that neato padlock icon, thus preserving my guilds for all time.
I then decided to try my hand at RP. I struck out for the Prancing Pony and began my own story, a stern little piece entitled “The search for Bill The Pony’s stool sample”. Once again those darn Mods showed up and preserved my thread. Ahhh, the memories!
Unfortunately, things have changed so drastically in my ______ months at TORC, that I can no longer post in good conscience. All my friends have moved on. I find myself posting less and less, finding it very difficult to interact with all the newbies.
All my e-mails to John concerning my suggestion for a PORN FORUM have gone unanswered, and my sketch for a JEDI banner was rejected. This wounded me more than any of you could possibly know! A few nights ago I was so upset that I downed a case of JOLT cola and pranced around my bedroom in my grandmothers lingerie. TORC is having a negative affect on my social life and I must back away. I have made such great friendships here at TORC that I would be remiss as a human being if I did not say a few thank you’s insert name of every poster logged in at the time of this letter
In closing let me assure you that I will not log out and lurk to read who actually replies to this whiny, pathetic sack’o’crap.
Also, pay no attention to the newbie that appears in Welcome tomorrow who post just like I do. I swear that it isn’t me.
Thank you all again for being such compassionate, loving, empathetic, sympathetic, nurturing friends. I will never forget you,
Please do not deviate from this letter. Thank you, Oreo….