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Farewell to GrayLensman
« on: July 12, 2007, 01:05:07 am »
No, I don't have any news about him, nor has he been to the site since last September. But I just want to say goodbye to close this chapter. Ramsus once said that as forums evolve, A people bring in A and B people, then leave; B people bring in B and C people, then leave, and so on until the forum is ravaged. That's not quite the case with the Compendium (yet), but GrayLensman is definitely a founding father and invaluable contributor to the site. He really deserved the title of Guru of Reason, as Chrono'99 does to earn it from him. His absence has always hung in the back of my mind.

Anyway, let's wish him well, wherever he went. As he said in a magic thread:

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Re: Farewell to GrayLensman
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2007, 01:20:06 am »
Well I came at a time post GrayLensman, but his work was noticed by me from the start.

To our founding fathers. May they not be forgotten.

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Re: Farewell to GrayLensman
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007, 01:29:24 am »
Well, I never met him personally, but I've read his posts on lots of Chrono hypothesis and theories, and he really was an important part of what made this site what it was. As such, I raise my water bottle to him. (I'd raise a glass but I rarely drink out of one.)

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Re: Farewell to GrayLensman
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2007, 04:29:34 am »
An intelligent and important poster from earlier days. I hope whatever he's doing in his life now is bringing him happiness.

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Re: Farewell to GrayLensman
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007, 08:06:58 am »
GrayLensman was awesome. Contributed greatly, and I can say that truthfully after reading many of his posts.

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Re: Farewell to GrayLensman
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2007, 11:30:09 am »
His posts were always intelligent and awesome. While I do have the Guru of Reason rank, it's for slightly different subjects than GrayLensman, and I'm still amazed like everybody else at the scientificness and the particularly high level of precision that he always put in his theories and explanations.

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Re: Farewell to GrayLensman
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2007, 01:46:01 pm »
He helped me out when I was but a no0b, and then he one day, just disappeared. I talked to him once before, he told me he had a lot of work, so he could get on that much anymore.

So Gray, I say "goodbye olde chap".

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Re: Farewell to GrayLensman
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2007, 04:43:13 pm »
Definitely a big part of the Compendium's success, and his absence is heavily felt.

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Re: Farewell to GrayLensman
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2007, 05:47:09 am »
I've been wondering where all the heavy weight Compendiumites have gone. Gray, Legend of the Past, V (well, not really gone, but he doesn't post much), Kazuki, Hadriel...argh, the list goes on. Oh well, see ya Gray, wherever ye have gone.

I remember him most by his signature BOLD ITALIC SIZE 15 CAPITAL words.

One thing we must ask ourselves: what ever will happen to the Compendium now that it is in the hands of iron fist dictators like Lord J esq?

Just kidding.

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Re: Farewell to GrayLensman
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2007, 03:19:55 pm »
One thing we must ask ourselves: what ever will happen to the Compendium now that it is in the hands of iron fist dictators like Lord J esq?

The real question is, What will we do when J leaves too?

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Re: Farewell to GrayLensman
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2007, 03:46:19 pm »
One thing we must ask ourselves: what ever will happen to the Compendium now that it is in the hands of iron fist dictators like Lord J esq?

The real question is, What will we do when J leaves too?

We will feast and party for 7 days and 7 nights. Then we'll cry.  :(

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Re: Farewell to GrayLensman
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2007, 09:00:09 am »
One thing we must ask ourselves: what ever will happen to the Compendium now that it is in the hands of iron fist dictators like Lord J esq?

The real question is, What will we do when J leaves too?

We will feast and party for 7 days and 7 nights. Then we'll cry.  :(

fools when Lord J leaves that the time to take over but until then we must hide *hides*
but i can't see him leaving

and cya GrayLensman
« Last Edit: July 21, 2007, 10:08:58 am by Lu Su »

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Re: Farewell to GrayLensman
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2007, 01:27:48 am »

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Re: Farewell to GrayLensman
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2007, 07:33:43 pm »
Most of the things he had to add to the discussions went right over my head, which, by itself is no great accomplishment, but the things he had to say delved deep into the Chrono series and we have a lot of the good Chrono analysis threads thanks to him. Plus, he wasn't an a-hole, so that's always a plus.

I stopped posting so much when my comp went AWOL...or, wait, maybe it was FUBAR...then I got behind on all of the analysis & character threads and have since been mostly just posting in the mostly nonsensical general topics forum...V_V

Here's one more who hopes he comes back!

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Re: Farewell to GrayLensman
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2010, 11:46:29 pm »
I got sidetracked updating by digging up old posts last night and reliving the glory days, when Chrono Break still seemed possible, CE was just being hatched, and "the work" of creating the Compendium still lay ahead. I found a few great Lensman quotes in the process:

ZEALITY REX!! PAX CHRONO!!!

I discovered the original incarnation of the Chrono Compendium at the OCR forums Chrono thread back in 2003.  Being a big CT fan, I was really interrested in the discussion, and I made this first post:

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Spekkio stated that magic is split up into four separate elements and that all things, not just magic, are made of a balance of those elemental powers. This implies that anything, mass or energy, can be decomposed into elements and thus magic. If anything can be converted in to magic, then there is no need for a special source like Lavos or the Sun Stone. If the conversion is anything like E=mc^2, even a drop of water would carry quite a wallop.
 
The game never really explains where magic energy used in techs comes from. There is evidence, however, that Lavos gave the ability to use magic to the Humans and Mystics. The prime example being that Ayla cannot use magic because she was born before Lavos' arrival.
 
Lavos would have genetically altered those races to use magic to increase its own, already immense, magical power. The Enlightened Ones of Zeal were born with magical ability and could use it at will. After the destruction of Zeal, Lavos wised up, and made the talent dormant in humans, hence the need for Spekkio to unlock the talent in Crono and co.
 
In conclusion, magic is just an ordinary physical process. Lavos gave Humans and Mystics the ability to use magic for its own benefit. But the elemental powers do not stem from Lavos any more that the power of nuclear fusion does. The actual energy used in techs may come from Lavos, the Sun Stone, the Mammon Machine, or Crono's left boot for all we know.

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Going through the old posts reminded me just how incredibly important he was to establishing our initial analysis and also setting the tone for the entire site. He really reinforced our dream of being the ultimate in everything. We'll have to make him a retroactive Entity emeritus or something.