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  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,303MI6 Agent
    I'll second that - TP, please don't be a stranger, this forum would be a poorer place without you.
    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,408Chief of Staff
    After a short break, I returned to AJB, but sadly the old magic is gone. I consider myself
    lucky and privileged to have been here during an amazing time. Many's the afternoon I
    sat laughing out loud at my keyboard, at the fun and games occurring :D
    Sadly many of those old crew are no longer around and some new members are, lets
    say a little too serious, I've also discovered in the politics thread that I must be the only
    non left wing/socialist on here :D
    So to the friends I've made a big thanks, I've learned much on Bond, Life, Friendship
    .... Smalahove ;) Watches and firearms. To the enemies I've made .... well I'll just say
    farewell.
    It's been fun and I might pop in time to time to see what's happening. So thanks to all
    of you who've made me laugh/ think a big thanks to The Mods for running a tight ship and
    keeping us all in line. It was fun while it lasted........ perhaps I'm become more mature ? ;)

    AJB has evolved from the beast it was many years ago...somethings are better...somethings are worse...you either evolve or die :o :D

    Everyone one of us needs a break from time to time...and we are all guilty of taking ourselves too seriously at times too :v
    These are strange times we are living through (hopefully :o ) and we are all affected differently by them, our outlook on life being just one...
    I’ve made friends here..and lost some too :# ...but I keep on coming back because I still get enjoyment from doing so...just :s :))

    Maybe it’s not so much goodbye as kindalingers :D
    YNWA 97
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 32,014Chief of Staff
    Wow... now there's a mouthful...
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,178MI6 Agent
    I've only just seen TP's departing thread and I'm saddened to read it. He's always made me smile, and laugh with his posts and comes across as somebody extremely grounded and wise. I will miss having him around and the forum is a poorer place without him. If you read this TP, you will be missed Sir and I hope you have a change of heart. Raising a glass of Jameson's to you {[]
    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,633MI6 Agent
    I'v esaid it before and I'l say it again: AJB without TP is a poorer AJB. You're always welcome back :x

    And please avoid maturing at all cost! :D
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    kindalingers Indeed Sir Miles ;)

    I'd like to thank all those who reached out and got in touch with me via PMs {[] they were
    much appreciated and I want to thank everyone -{ obviously the messages will remain Private.
    So I'm just going to back away from some threads and stay just posting my usual silly rubbish,
    bad/old jokes and leave politics etc to others so a big virtual hug to all :x friends and foes alike -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,303MI6 Agent
    Welcome back, TP!! {[]
    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 32,014Chief of Staff
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  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,029MI6 Agent
    A very belated welcome back TP!

    My work takes me away from the AJB site for long periods. Though like the crocodile I keep breaking the surface to take in what is happening around. Do not fear though because I have eaten!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    It's always nice to see you around Joshua -{ hopefully not so long away from
    now on. {[]
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • GoldthunderGoldthunder EnglandPosts: 8MI6 Agent
    Hi everyone,

    I’m a long time lurker and haven’t posted until now, but I thought it was about time I said hello. I love the (mostly) friendly atmosphere of this place and it’s what keeps me visiting.

    I’m a huge fan of the series, especially both the Connery and Craig eras. The sartorial side of things particularly interests me and I have unbridled admiration for the sleuths on this forum who seem to be able to track down items from the smallest of clues. This, and the interest I’ve started to develop in watches over the years certainly makes for an expensive hobby.

    I can’t wait to watch NTTD - it looks to me like it’ll be worth the delay - but the main thing for me is that everyone is able to stay safe so that they can enjoy it when it finally gets released.

    I’m looking forward to getting to know you all a bit better.
    "Seems terribly difficult... No it isn't, is it?"
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Welcome, on board Goldthunder -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,178MI6 Agent
    Welcome, Goldthunder.

    Great to have you. -{
    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,408Chief of Staff
    Hi everyone,

    I’m a long time lurker and haven’t posted until now, but I thought it was about time I said hello. I love the (mostly) friendly atmosphere of this place and it’s what keeps me visiting.

    I’m a huge fan of the series, especially both the Connery and Craig eras. The sartorial side of things particularly interests me and I have unbridled admiration for the sleuths on this forum who seem to be able to track down items from the smallest of clues. This, and the interest I’ve started to develop in watches over the years certainly makes for an expensive hobby.

    I can’t wait to watch NTTD - it looks to me like it’ll be worth the delay - but the main thing for me is that everyone is able to stay safe so that they can enjoy it when it finally gets released.

    I’m looking forward to getting to know you all a bit better.

    Welcome to AJB -{
    YNWA 97
  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    Welcome, Goldthunder :)
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,474MI6 Agent
    Good to see my Arch Enemy from the Timboys Front here again.

    Welcome back, Chrisisall! {[]
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,621MI6 Agent
    This is officially my two thousandth post, and I don't want to waste it on anything On Topic.


    I joined ajb007 fourteen(!!!) years ago, in the runup to the Craig reboot. I was rereading the Fleming source material for the first time since my early teens and getting so hyped, yet had nobody in real life to talk about this stuff properly with. This forum looked to be a good literate gang of Bondgeeks who really knew their stuff, and with little of the interpersonal nonsense that derailed other types of forums I'd been active in in the past.

    My first post no longer exists (presumably in some prototype of this thread that got deleted?) but I remember my very first line was "Pardon me, do you have a match?", which seemed the appropriate way to establish my creds.
    The name was chosen because all the good directly related Bondnames were already taken, so I figured Fleming's other famous character would further demonstrate my respect for the literary roots.


    ...and I'm still here all these years later, because you fellow obsessives keep recommending great spy books, spy films, spyTV and other related pop culture for further investigation.
    We may not have a Bond25 to watch this year, but because I have you as influences in my life, I've spent much of the last eight months watching the Saint, Cathy Gale-era Avengers, Harry Palmer and Matt Helm, and I'd never have got into any of that good stuff without you!
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,633MI6 Agent
    Congratulations! :007)
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 32,014Chief of Staff
    {[] Glad to have you with us, cp.
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,408Chief of Staff
    Nice to see you are still with us after 14 years, cp -{
    YNWA 97
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,735MI6 Agent
    Congratulations on your 14 years of membership of AJB and on your 2000th post, caractacus potts! :) -{
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,178MI6 Agent
    Nice 2000th post CP. {[]
    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,621MI6 Agent
    thanks for the kind words fellers.
    Silhouette Man we don't see enough of you these days!
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,735MI6 Agent
    thanks for the kind words fellers.
    Silhouette Man we don't see enough of you these days!

    Thank you, caractacus potts. Your membership here is of course much appreciated. Here's to the next 2000 posts! -{

    Yes, 2020 has not been a great year for me (nor for very many other people I imagine). Hopefully I'll be able to post a bit more going forward though. :)
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • TonyJBDCTonyJBDC Posts: 5MI6 Agent
    Hi everybody,

    Greetings from Belgium.
    I'm new on this forum but have been following you for a while and finally took the plunge and decided to join the community.

    Have a great day!
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,303MI6 Agent
    Welcome to AJB! -{
    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,178MI6 Agent
    Welcome Tony. Good to have you aboard {[]
    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • TonyJBDCTonyJBDC Posts: 5MI6 Agent
    Welcome Tony. Good to have you aboard {[]

    Thank you :)
  • DAVSERDAVSER Madrid & Barcelona & GenevaPosts: 2MI6 Agent
    Hello and good afternoon from Madrid (Spain).

    Newcomer to this wonderful forum which have been following for some time. I hope to be able to contribute and interact soon.

    Keep the great contents coming!

    David
    “Have more than you show, speak less than you know.” William Shakespeare, King Lear
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,408Chief of Staff
    Welcome to AJB, DAVSER -{
    YNWA 97
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