I’m going to make you look at these too.

  1. #1 by Biggiedude420 (John) on 2011.08.02 - 8:39 am

    I jsut can’t wait to be able to log back on and retrieve my Avatar I search my email daily.
    im excited to try my new computer on the buggy tracks.

  2. #2 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.31 - 8:03 am

    I’m glad I use Googlemail instead of Hotmail, I went onto my old hotmail to see what is happening and well I think my account is spamtastic!

    The numbers next to Inbox and Junk definitely need to be swapped around haha. Imagen thinking an Invite ‘might’ be in there somewhere haha.


    • #3 by Mark Behncke (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.07.31 - 9:07 am

      I use an AOL account that I’ve had for well over a decade now. Luckily it’s what I registered my There account with and all my e-mails from There went to it. Seeing the screenshots of people opening There Central got my heart pumping the other day.

  3. #4 by DavyRocket on 2011.07.31 - 7:22 am

    I took a screenshot with the doid numbers doing a ctrl shift D and they show up in ThereIM ‘rtr

    • #5 by Kattwomann on 2011.07.31 - 10:32 am

      Interesting. I’ve been wondering about Doids, any idea if they are the same or have they changed?

      • #6 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.31 - 10:37 am

        They changed. A Lot. It’s hard getting “666” into all of the ones that need it, but I think we’ll be able to do it.

  4. #7 by Rockin Ran on 2011.07.31 - 7:21 am

    Has been too long …. can’t wait to see all my old friends and git back in da buggys!!

  5. #8 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.07.31 - 5:48 am

    GPs are picked at random, and i am the proof. I never thought i would be, so, be patient, you all have a chance and like myself and the other gps, you will be so grateful.

  6. #9 by Mark Behncke (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.07.31 - 3:34 am

    Rats! False alarm again! LOL, this time I ended up clicking on a Pet Medication E-mail that had a title of “Your Reactivation E-mail”… I seriously need to start looking at e-mail senders… at least I ACTUALLY have a dog so the e-mail itself could still prove to be useful; but I think I’m just too amped for There to come back. :p

    • #10 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.31 - 7:57 am

      haha, so close yet so far ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  7. #11 by BigD26 on 2011.07.31 - 3:14 am

    Nice to see the videos, loving seeing the avies again…shame theres no buggies in thereIM lol but seeing the vids gives me a smile and the hope that homes is just round the corner…..wonder if ill still be holding my case when i get home…

    Keep up the good work MW and Team.

  8. #12 by SapphireRose on 2011.07.31 - 1:35 am

    i can’t belive i am 22 now , i started there when i was 14/15 , there.com sure has been a big part of my life and will allways be , ๐Ÿ™‚ can’t wait to come back

  9. #13 by David L. White on 2011.07.30 - 10:19 pm

    Great to see all the videos of the GPs chattting.. Thanks to MW, SamSyn, and the rest of the crew for the hard work!! Very exciting!!


  10. #14 by Espen on 2011.07.30 - 9:47 pm

    I still vividly remember the tiny article that first brought There to my attention back in january of 2003. It might have even been in a paper publication like Time, or at least a non-tech online news source. I promptly told my wife and we both signed up for the beta, but I believe back then they had so many male applicants that she got in right away while I had to wait until march, and so my first experience of There was over someone’s shoulder, so this phase is doubly nostalgic. I could never let myself believe There was gone for good, but for so many months it seemed hopeless, so this current phase is certainly generating a mix of apprehension and anticipation, though every day shifts the balance towards the latter. It will certainly be great to one day be back There.

    • #15 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.07.31 - 8:33 am

      I always knew for a fact in my mind they’d return. They put something in the statement about why they closed that told me they’d regroup and return. Something about they still believe in There. With the economy being bad here in the states, more people are actually spending money in virtual worlds. It’s a cheaper form of entertainment.

  11. #16 by Domano on 2011.07.30 - 9:41 pm

    The photos are taken in the Caribbean?

  12. #17 by maanzaki123 on 2011.07.30 - 9:23 pm

    Do you have to have an account on this blog to be invited or does Mr. Wilson randomly pick E-mails? Kind of confused, much help would be appreciated.

  13. #18 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.07.30 - 6:53 pm

    Francis, my condolences. What a wonderful experience you shared with your dad.

  14. #19 by justagreatguy on 2011.07.30 - 5:58 pm

    Mr. Wilson, Can we please get a update or another one one of those cool pics you been taking? We like to hear what you have to say that’s why were all here! First thing I look for is your new reply’s hopping to hear something about There. Can wait it’s killing me!! “I WANT TO PLAY THERE” (I mean when it’s open to every one) As I clear my throat.

    • #20 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.30 - 6:17 pm

      “The Time is 17:16 HST, exactly”
      “The Time is 17:16 HST, and 10 seconds”
      “The Time is 17:16 HST, and 20 seconds”
      “The Time is 17:16 HST, and 30 seconds”
      “The Time is 17:16 HST, and 40 seconds”

      How’s that?

    • #21 by rakja on 2011.07.30 - 7:18 pm

      I think the whole idea of the GPs is that they can give us some sort of updates so he doesn’t have to. ๐Ÿ™‚ “Read the GP posts…while you are waiting for the paint to dry, grass to grow [Insert other excrutiating wait metephor here]”. =^.^=

      • #22 by justagreatguy on 2011.07.31 - 5:56 pm

        But Mr. Wilson is the There god!

  15. #23 by Stephii on 2011.07.30 - 4:35 pm

    Seeing all these vids is getting me excited! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. #24 by anonification on 2011.07.30 - 4:22 pm

    I’ve been on There.com since I was about 13/14 I think. It’s kind of funny that I’m 19 now. I think what made There.com really enjoyable for me were the people. I don’t think I’ve went on There.com for any other reason than the social aspect.

    I see a few familiar faces, though they probably don’t remember me. I was never really in with the young crowd (as in minors) so I’d usually end up sitting in Zephyr because all the juicy gossip/drama seemed to happen there. ๐Ÿ˜› I always just ‘observed’! I’m kind of excited that it’s back, weee! I’m also of age so I can actually pay to play it, and I also have a source of income so maybe I will be able to create more of a presence in the game. However, I always did love being the one on the sidelines that just sat and watched everyone and everything that was happening.

    Oh and those are awesome pics – the 2nd one reminds me of a place in There.com I used to play spades at. it also reminds me of like, something that you’d see in Jurassic Park.

  17. #25 by Francis_7 on 2011.07.30 - 3:44 pm

    • #26 by Francis_7 on 2011.07.30 - 3:46 pm

      Above, if I had gotten the image to work right (‘doh), was a picture of my father from 2004 at this computer playing on a vehicle in There.com

      My father passed away early this morning, he was ninety three years old. He started playing There.com during the beta period in 2003. My father and I had a lot of fun driving around in his dune buggy and riding hoverbaords around Ootay together. Since we lived a few hundred miles apart it was a great way to do something together. He also came to each and every movie premier I hosted from Loose Yourself in There up until the gala premier of Mission: Slightly Difficult.

      He continued to play until 2006 at which point he started having difficulty being able to log on to There.com. Even though he was no longer able to be in There.com he watched each and every one of the There.com movies I released over the years, and whenever I called on the phone he would always asked if I was in There.com.

      I wanted to extend a very personal thank you to Michael Wilson and the wonderful staff members at Makena Technologies for allowing him to be an early guinea pig tester and allowing him to see his There.com avatar again. The last time I showed him his avatar his face lit up and he wanted me to show the laptop screen to everyone in the room at the time. Though he did not live long enough to log back into the world itself, you and your staff brought a big smile to his face and helped to lighten his heart.

      Thank you!

      • #27 by Vinny Porcase on 2011.07.30 - 6:19 pm

        Sorry to hear that.

      • #28 by Skye on 2011.07.30 - 6:26 pm

        I second the thank you. That was really awesome of MW and Makena to give him that.

      • #29 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.30 - 6:35 pm

        My sincerest condolences on your loss.

      • #30 by IndyLou on 2011.07.30 - 6:45 pm

        So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My condolences to you and your family. Read this somewhere, “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a tresure.” Sends hugs.

      • #31 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.30 - 7:27 pm

        I am sorry for the loss of your Father. I can never express the words, but there are never any words when you loose someone you love.
        Hugs friend.


      • #32 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.30 - 8:17 pm

        I’m sorry to hear about your loss Francis. That is a very heart warming story! If he was chosen to be one of the GP’s from the start, then that is awesome! It’s amazing how this virtual social community brings people together and holds a place in our hearts that words just won’t explain!

      • #33 by Joshua on 2011.07.30 - 11:10 pm

        Sorry to hear about your loss, and wish you nothing but a big smile in memories that you two made together. We never know when our time is up, but if when it is we can leave a lasting impression on others, then our lives were worth while, and to me it sounds like that is just what he did to you.

      • #34 by Kayleigh Lace on 2011.07.30 - 11:43 pm

        I am so very sorry to hear that, Francis. I think it’s wonderful you two could share There while being seperated because of miles. 93 is a good long life and you were both blessed to have each other.

      • #35 by Basya on 2011.07.31 - 1:54 am

        My condolences on your loss, Francis! I lost my Dad in 1977 and Mom in 1991– so I can understand how you must feel. But I’m glad you were able to spend time in There with your father and he even got to be a GP! BTW, what was his avatar’s name — wonder if I ever met him?

        All my best to you and Disky, Old Friend,


      • #36 by Fallax on 2011.07.31 - 3:17 am

        Sorry to hear about your fathers passing Francis…having lost both my mum and dad, I know how it must be for you and your family…my hugs, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

      • #37 by Kattwomann on 2011.07.31 - 3:50 am

        Oh Francis, the other day you alluded to something going on in real life. I had no idea. You have my condolences and are in my thoughts. How very nice that your dad got to see his avatar just one more time!

      • #38 by AgapeLove on 2011.07.31 - 4:32 am

        Sorry to hear about Your Dad “Francis”. I was just thinking though that as much as he enjoyed There.com , it doesn’t hold a candle to the awesome place that is at now! You and your family are in my prayers; I know it isn’t easy.

      • #39 by Mercuria on 2011.07.31 - 5:41 am

        I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I know how difficult this is for you.
        You have my deepest condolences and if you ever need anything I’m here for you.

      • #40 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.07.31 - 6:25 am

        *prayers and love for you and you’re family*

  18. #41 by Rick on 2011.07.30 - 2:59 pm

    woo woo woo you know it bro

    • #42 by oosnowangeloo69 on 2011.07.31 - 10:46 am

      Obviously a lot smarter than most of the people here that are believing your BS, and hanging off your every word and kissing your ass so much you must need diaper rash cream by now ๐Ÿ™‚
      You robbed them blind once and you are about to do it to them all over again. BUT a fool is always easily parted from their money.They will soon realise this!! When you don’t make enough $$ and have to close There.com again, because that is what WILL happen with your attitude towards people.

      I am more mature than you, simply because I am!!

      Your obnoxiousness and sarcastic comments to people on here really are your biggest downfall, it really shows your maturity doesn’t it MW ๐Ÿ˜‰ ever heard the saying, NEVER BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU!! You need the money otherwise you wouldn’t have even contemplated re-opening There.com or begging people to pay a monthly subscription.

      I USED to enjoy There.com, for the 6yrs I was there, with all of my premium avatars, but like numerous others, I shall not be trusting you again. So NO you shall not be seeing my Avatars bright shiny face in There.com or any of my money, or my family and friend’s money and anyone that knew me (in my main avatars) knew I spent thousands of REAL $$ in There, which I am enjoying spending in Onverse and I DON’T need to buy them back, because I see you for what you really are, a conman and a thief!!!!

      Now have a nice day!
      Ciao ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #43 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.31 - 10:55 am

        Let’s see. A while ago you posted:

        “Hi where can we download ThereIM from, the link on the website doesnโ€™t work!! Thanks guys x”

        Guess you changed your mind. Again.

        Ok, well you have fun now. ‘wave.

        P.S. My obnoxiousness and sarcasm are reserved for people like you, and those who haven’t taken the time to read what’s been said many times before.

        I apologize if it offends my other readers, but one can only be on the receiving end up this for so long. Many people said, and have said, inaccurate and/or downright nasty things about There, it’s employees, and it’s investors (of which I am one), who kept the site open despite it losing money on a continual basis.

        They, like you, continued to do this even when presented with the facts, so, to turn a phrase “No Slack for you!”.

        P.S.S. “You need the money otherwise you wouldnโ€™t have even contemplated re-opening There.com or begging people to pay a monthly subscription.”

        Really? How much money have I made so far? Begging? How does “If you don’t want to pay, then don’t play” constitute begging?

      • #44 by Raymond on 2011.07.31 - 12:19 pm

        Jesus christ kid seriously?…

      • #45 by dakotaman on 2011.07.31 - 3:04 pm

        It really pisses me off when I see some uninformed boob attacks MW and There. And I don’t blame you, MW, for ‘laying into them’ when they deserve it. But I think that even those who come on here and trash There, are secretly trying to justify their decision not to come back. The lure of There is strong even in those people and I would be willing to bet that they will STILL come to There. There really is a singularly beautiful world (and comparing it ‘YawnVerse’ is laughable.

        Carry on, MW & staff…..


  19. #46 by oosnowangeloo69 on 2011.07.30 - 2:50 pm

    Lol it will all be up and running by June 2012 MAYBE :o)

    • #47 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.30 - 6:15 pm

      For you, yes. Everyone else, much sooner.

      • #48 by oosnowangeloo69 on 2011.07.31 - 4:54 am

        Nah don’t think so MW, once bitten, twice shy…I’ve been ripped off once by There.com, never letting it happen again!!!!!!!! I think a few have said the same thing….Onverse is the new place to be ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #49 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.31 - 7:26 am

        So you took the time to come over here and post under an assumed name that we won’t be seeing your bright shiny face? Well ok, and BTW, if they told you hanging out in Onverse was making you a smarter more mature person I’d be looking for a onversebucks buyback if I were you.

  20. #50 by hdo0oi on 2011.07.30 - 2:41 pm

    Nice IM videos update .. makes it much eaiser to realize whats going on THERE IM!!

    TYVM guyz

  21. #51 by 1969Craven on 2011.07.30 - 1:30 pm

    Ya think it may be time to update the Q&A section?

    Q. When will There Open?
    A. As we said, we currently anticipate that ThereIM will be made available by the end of June.

    although I love to sift through 2000 pointless and non related once every 3 days or so to get an update.. It starting to get a little boring.
    Sorry, I am an american in 2011. I like to have my info quicker.. I understand that it takes time to get things up and running. However sifting for relevance it makes it hard when I just want the facts. I wouldn’t have mentioned it if there wasn’t a tab for it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #52 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.30 - 6:32 pm

      HUH ??
      Go to the back of the Mob.
      No, your OUT of the Mob!!
      Anyone got any Soy Sauce?
      ROCK ON MW!

  22. #53 by ThereName: Dana on 2011.07.30 - 1:26 pm

    Those are some great pictures! Looks like a beautiful place to visit. I love photography and its great when your pics turn out well. Looks like you should be having a wonderful time….maybe this was already posted but what camera are you using and settings for these?

  23. #54 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.30 - 1:12 pm

    Fellow GP’s. Is everyone having a problem logging in to ThereIM. I keep getting an error message saying: Connection to blah blah failed: connection timed out blah blah etc…..
    I have been trying all day. I submitted a feedback but have not heard anything back yet. Is it just me?


    • #55 by Kattwomann on 2011.07.30 - 4:19 pm

      I’m in right now, hope you figure it out soon!

    • #56 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.07.30 - 6:14 pm

      Hey sassy! Make sure and read that email from There carefully and follow all of the instructions in order : ) ThereIm is working fine~

    • #57 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.30 - 6:29 pm

      Read the email you got from There, with the link to the NEW ThereIM.
      It will explain to you how to get into ThereIM.

  24. #58 by scroogeverse on 2011.07.30 - 1:09 pm

    All these posts and I still haven’t seen any from Phill41 or Sheri72. That makes me a sad panda ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • #59 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.30 - 2:31 pm

      I hear they both secretly married and are currently residing in Bow Wow…

      Or running for congress… I’m not sure which….


      • #60 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.30 - 6:27 pm

        Running for Congress?
        They sure as hell wouldn’t be any worse than the bunch of juveniles in Congress right now!
        ROCK ON MW!

  25. #61 by yankeeinthesouth on 2011.07.30 - 12:45 pm

    Re: to Lady’s post
    Mw, I know your picking people randomly and I have no idea when I’ll be in but IF by any chance I’m picked before Thumdar, give him my spot. I know its random but I just rather see him in there then me. He’s kept everyone together this past year and a half. Thanks!

    • #62 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.30 - 2:33 pm

      Awww. hon… you’re a good soul. And I’d gladly give him my spot too.. he’s a great guy.


  26. #63 by Amxscott on 2011.07.30 - 12:35 pm

    Looks like steady progress is being made daily.
    Thanks for all the screen shots everyone.
    We out here, wherever we are in line, are enjoying seeing our There world slowly coming back to life.

    • #64 by Ant1977 on 2011.07.30 - 3:21 pm

      Yes we are Scott! Loving the screen shots, and holding on tightly to our spots in line wherever that may be…

  27. #65 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.30 - 11:49 am

    Hey everyone!
    I’m just checking in to say hi, and to tell all the new GP congrats! I will hopefull be able to hop on the IM later tonight, I have had a lot going on lately keeping me busy (you know what they say about idle minds ๐Ÿ™‚ ) so I have not been able to log in for a min.
    I figured while I was here I would bring a few smile to peoples faces with a pic from when There was open befor, and a new IM video from a couple of nights ago!

    This pic is from 07 when I started building my sky paz community! I was about half way through building it when I took this!

    And here is part 3 of the GP’s in the IM!

    I’m not sure why they are not in 720P, I encoded it to be…
    I plan to document the whole re-opening so that even those who haven’t gat the word that There is coming back will be able to enjoy the experience!
    I can’t wait to see the new faces in the IM later tonight!

  28. #66 by Charles Davis on 2011.07.30 - 10:28 am

    So How many gp’s are there now?

    • #67 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.07.30 - 4:13 pm

      I’m guessing more than 1 and no less than 20?

      I’ve seen what appears to be at least around 15 people who have been talking about becoming GP’s. I’ve also heard many of them were Island Guides too at some point. Either way; they’re a lucky group ๐Ÿ˜€ lol… oh well, the rest of us just gotta be patient.

  29. #68 by mmeodiles on 2011.07.30 - 9:56 am

    Ok…This has nothing to do with there, yet it does…So I am posting this..MW ..if you don’t mind that is…and you too can join of course, you are ‘THE Thereian of ALL Thereians’ who loves squid to eat I think? LOL


  30. #69 by INSPiRE on 2011.07.30 - 9:10 am

    ๐Ÿ˜€ website finally fixed.

  31. #70 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.30 - 7:38 am

    Hey Michael Wilson, I have a question. After all who are on this blog have been invited to ThereIM, will there be a second invite for those of us who have more than one avie? Just wanting to know because my other avie has all my tbucks. haha…..And no I am not asking you to invite my second avie. Please don’t send me to the back of the line with no soup. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Balize aka Sassydancer

  32. #71 by DavyRocket on 2011.07.30 - 7:28 am

    Ok I finally made a short video, and decided to let the others test Giggles while I record. Giggles seems to work very well in ThereIM. I do not have Giggles installed.

    • #72 by Diatribe on 2011.07.30 - 11:53 am

      Luckyyyyy ๐Ÿ˜›

    • #73 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.31 - 2:00 am

      Flatulation Beta testing w/giggles seems to have been sucessful so far…


  33. #74 by DodgeBoy101 on 2011.07.30 - 6:17 am

    Dear Mr. Wilson,

    I am not sure if you have sent me an email for the re-registering of There.com avitar’s, so im asking now, have you sent the emails out yet? And if you sent me one, it must have gotten auto-deleted because i havent been able to check my emails lately ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    Just wondering if you have sent them out yet, please let me know, thankyou very much, and I look forward to The re-opening of There.com.

    • #75 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.30 - 11:44 am

      Well, let’s see, in 2005 you were in the 8th grade, so you’re probably over 18 by now. In any case, we’re no sending out emails out about re-registering, so you didn’t miss one.

      • #76 by Eating, Sputters, Pneumonia, ect. on 2011.07.30 - 3:02 pm

        ๐Ÿ˜ฎ MW is good.
        How old am I? >))

  34. #77 by Falun on 2011.07.30 - 6:02 am

    opps got to look at the keyboard when i type ๐Ÿ˜› good work MW

  35. #78 by Falun on 2011.07.30 - 6:01 am

    So close but i forget my log in info so i guess i am at the back of the line looking up at the door way way head of me ….

  36. #79 by Phil on 2011.07.30 - 5:31 am

    Mr.Wilson how we can get invitation?

    • #80 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.30 - 11:41 am

      By not doing what you just did.

      • #81 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.30 - 6:22 pm

        Really MW?
        Ok, could you please invite Phill41 to our little party?
        Oh, one more thing, Let us have paintball guns in IM and turn Forcefields off!
        That is all ๐Ÿ™‚
        ROCK ON Michael!!

      • #82 by rakja on 2011.07.30 - 7:21 pm

        Oh yeah, and your old email that you registered under has to work still…

  37. #83 by sanagustin on 2011.07.29 - 11:57 pm

    This is so exciting ๐Ÿ˜€

  38. #84 by Troll #2 on 2011.07.29 - 10:06 pm

    Its kind of sad to know that once There opens its doors fully this site will not get nearly as many people as right now.

    • #85 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.29 - 10:39 pm

      Well, you’re name, Troll #2, says it all.

      • #86 by dakotaman on 2011.07.29 - 11:06 pm

        Busted!! ‘tu


      • #87 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.30 - 1:20 am

        He fuhgot his Helllmetttt!

      • #88 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.30 - 6:18 pm

        Ah yes,
        Yet another 16 year old acting his age.
        Maybe now he understands why There will be an 18+ community.
        ROCK ON Michael!!

    • #89 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.07.30 - 3:33 am

      It’s kind of sad that people come to this blog to post about people not coming to this blog.

  39. #90 by justagreatguy on 2011.07.29 - 9:34 pm

    RE: All you ones with invitesโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ.I expect this thing to be bug free by the time I get in. Got it?! I was in the first beta, and I did my job. You better be doing yours.

    I never remember There being bug free, the bugs were half of the fun playing There. Like when something happen that was not supposed to happen (like 1 time I teleported and my Avie turned completely black) We all laughed so hard. But when I got something new and i could not use it because There said it still belonged to someone els and I had to get help from There to get it fixed before I could use it. That was not fun. But a bug free There, Now that I would have to see!

    • #91 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.30 - 1:26 pm

      We’re workin on it… Right now we’re in phase 1 of There IM beta flatulation trials… I managed to get giggles to help us “vent”.

  40. #92 by DaveMercury on 2011.07.29 - 8:46 pm

    Love the photos, MW. Very pretty. Thanks for all the photos and Videos, GPs. Very exciting!!

  41. #93 by Escape on 2011.07.29 - 8:37 pm

    Your not gonna believe this… The There Beta Invite email I received is loaded with information.

    I logged into the IM, then the World… animated water is what I see…. Yea you heard me, I actually was able to log in.


    • #94 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.29 - 10:38 pm


    • #95 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.07.30 - 7:55 am

      you are so RIGHT! Nobody is going to believe it, kinda since it NEVER happend~

    • #96 by Jonathan on 2011.07.30 - 9:43 pm

      LOL! Why would you even post this?!

  42. #97 by Superblaze1 on 2011.07.29 - 6:59 pm

    This is most amazing thing. it’s nice to see There IM up and running. i hope by the next month There IM is fully fixed and working, then we can move on to tackle the Biggest Challenge: The There World. Michael, i wish you the Best on reviving and reactiving There world in next one more month or more.


    Former Therian of There.com

    • #98 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.29 - 10:38 pm

      Of course, you’re the one who kept telling us VMTV was going to re-open Any Day Now, Next Week, or By Next Month For Sure, so please don’t jinx There with your predictions.

      • #99 by Superblaze1 on 2011.07.31 - 4:52 am

        you’re still with that? it was in past. we have to move on. and no, i’m not jinxing There. i’m just guessing exactly how long it might take There to be fully working.

  43. #100 by kazenoai on 2011.07.29 - 6:51 pm

    Amen, I hope Thumdar will get an invite. That’s if he hasn’t got one already….

  44. #101 by TreGhost on 2011.07.29 - 6:47 pm

    oh man, after going thru a list of a lot of old emails I used, one sticks out like a sore thumb for my There account email and I was able to reset my password so forgive me MW but can you change my listed email from the original tre_geezysr@yahoo.com to the one I’m using on this post, I’m 99% sure it’s the one that matches my avatar. ty in advance

  45. #102 by RRTT on 2011.07.29 - 6:46 pm

    Mike, did anything interesting happen at the office this week?

  46. #103 by Innie on 2011.07.29 - 6:21 pm

    All you ones with invites………….I expect this thing to be bug free by the time I get in. Got it?! I was in the first beta, and I did my job. You better be doing yours ๐Ÿ˜›

  47. #104 by Black_mamba_619 on 2011.07.29 - 5:47 pm

    Has everyonee already been invited? what does the e-mail say when you are invited….. so jealous ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  48. #105 by _Taz on 2011.07.29 - 5:19 pm

    Ohh watching those new IM videos feels good. Never knew There was like crack until it was taken away ๐Ÿ™‚ Nerd moment.

  49. #106 by JDin707 on 2011.07.29 - 4:40 pm

    These pictures are taken about 100 miles from where I currently reside…….

  50. #107 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.29 - 2:58 pm

    So when you said that it would be a couple of weeks before the world opened, were you talkin to the GP’s or the general public?

    • #108 by Superblaze1 on 2011.07.29 - 7:03 pm

      No #369, GP means Guinea Pigs, which is name for testing other features and more stuff etc etc before they’re released for Public.

  51. #109 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.29 - 2:16 pm

    Yanno … I can think of one person that should get an automatic GP invite.
    Someone who’s been there for the community and worked his ass off for all of us, both before There closed and after.
    Someone who has kept cohesion to our motley group of Thereians and given us a place to be via his forums when we were all adrift.
    Someone with a HUGE heart and soul.


    • #110 by Superblaze1 on 2011.07.29 - 7:05 pm

      i Agree. Thumdar has been good to us, The Thereians for long, long time.


      • #111 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.30 - 2:32 am

        Hell, Thumdar is far more deserving of this honor of GP than I am. I know this sounds massively insane, but I’d even be willing to give up my spot for him.

        The guy is awesome for all he’s given us.

    • #112 by yankeeinthesouth on 2011.07.30 - 12:29 pm

      Agree Lady, he should of been one of the first actually…

  52. #113 by DJHussey on 2011.07.29 - 1:44 pm

    Everytime I get an email I think it’s an invite haha, this is punishment ๐Ÿ˜›

  53. #114 by Eric D. Copeland on 2011.07.29 - 1:41 pm

    Long live There!!!!!!!!! Whoot,, hi5,clap,jump,

  54. #115 by zandarkei on 2011.07.29 - 1:02 pm

    I would love to be invited too, But more than willing to wait. As much as I’d Love to return to There , it won’t mean as much unless Joselyn is invited as well. We met first time in There….then a month and some change later we met IRL,moved in together less than 6 weeks later…8 months later married..march 2005 had first little girl …june 2007 second little girl was born and now both are starting school…We are a There.com family ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. #118 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.07.29 - 11:21 am

    Ok so not to be a pain in the a$$.. I was lucky enough to get my original avie WikkedBliss back as a GP. I will try too add everyone that I can recall in ThereIM LOL Sorry guys but Thanks everyone helping me and thanks SAM and MW : )

  56. #119 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.29 - 11:01 am

    Remember everyone, if you have a Mac you can always install Bootcamp or Parallels Desktop to run There if you become a GP or when the world opens fully. And then we can all enjoy regardless of OS ๐Ÿ˜€

    GP testing ftw, hope I can experience it someday ๐Ÿ˜›

    • #120 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.07.29 - 1:37 pm

      Me too; but I know we’ll be back soon. Just gotta keep the torch lit until then! All the recent ThereIM conversations have looked promising; either way, won’t be much longer I hope.

      Can’t wait to rejoin There!

  57. #121 by Lola_Baby on 2011.07.29 - 8:48 am

    This is so exciting. I have been reminiscing by watching Thereian videos on YouTube. I realize how much I just miss the sounds of There from the jetpacks, to the hoverbikes to the buggies. Thanks again for making us feel a part of this process! Maybe we can have a huge party once it “officially” starts..

  58. #122 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.29 - 8:17 am

    Here are pics of us clowning around… literately.


    • #123 by kevinivang12 on 2011.07.29 - 10:31 am

      it works well on mac?, awesome.

      • #124 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.30 - 2:03 am

        Yeah, you just have to install a program like bootcamp or parallel (I use Parallel).

  59. #125 by RAY on 2011.07.29 - 8:09 am

    hey Mw How about A update on How things Are Going

    • #126 by Ant1977 on 2011.07.29 - 5:44 pm

      Maybe he will post updates as updates are available…. If there isn’t anything new to report then why should he repeat the same old news? We’re all just as anxious to get back in There, but these things do take time to get back up. I hear, patience is a virtue.

  60. #127 by Mimi06 on 2011.07.29 - 8:03 am

    hi new GP’s, feel free to add me once your registered ๐Ÿ™‚ Been a trip, being in ThereIM, still a few lil bumps. Some have been in for 2 days and still have no clothing inventory. Pretty sure today they will see them in gear ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re Limited as to what we can change into, mostly THERE designed items, Coke, and Scion, and Island Guide clothing. But hey, that’s ok too ๐Ÿ™‚ the chats run smoothly, as you can see by some posting screenshots and video ๐Ÿ™‚

    Alot are posting info in other places, either FB, Therian Community or Jordy’s There forums , and Thumdar ๐Ÿ™‚ and many more places.. which I will do later as well! Hope to see you all soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks again MW and crew, looking awsome from my end ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hugs Mimi

    • #128 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.29 - 10:57 am

      Hey Mimi, hope the GP testing is going well ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to it.

    • #129 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.29 - 2:04 pm

      actually I was amazed how quickly my inventory was restored… it wasn’t even 20 hours after my invite that I had everything back. Samsyn RAWKS!!!

    • #130 by Ant1977 on 2011.07.29 - 5:41 pm

      Congratulations Mimi on getting your avatar back….

      • #131 by mimi06 on 2011.07.30 - 2:58 am

        oh my gosh Ant! Without the brains of the people behind the scenes, it never would of happened. Most of what I did was all my fault, rofl.. yeah, Intructions were clear, rofl but my head was fogged. This is when I felt AGE coming on.. so dumb when it comes to computer things. I can only thank all of you and those at makena for having the paitence with me you all had. I owe ya one ๐Ÿ™‚ no ones knows how happy this has made an older lady feel ๐Ÿ™‚ Will post more later. ThereIM feels good and can’t wait to see everyone THERE!

  61. #132 by IMAKOS on 2011.07.29 - 7:09 am

    Aloha GP’s please feel free to add me when you are Invited in. Thank you. isn’t this exciting? ‘handstand

  62. #133 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.07.29 - 6:05 am

    Got all registered late last night, everything went totally smooth! I am such a newb re-learning how to use There IM ( I am so used to talking in game) all the emotes will be fun to re-learn also. My stuff hasn’t caught up to me yet but I hear that takes a few days, but everything else is fine and I am excited for the day it gets released to everyone!

    • #134 by kevinivang12 on 2011.07.29 - 10:07 am

      so happy to hear this. we are all waiting like crazy

  63. #135 by Bethany on 2011.07.29 - 5:56 am

    those pictures are gorgeous!

  64. #136 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.29 - 5:50 am

    Percy is on a roll. here is an other Thereian song.

  65. #138 by kevinivang12 on 2011.07.29 - 5:43 am

    loving the video, i have a big smile now thanks to those videos. keep it up. . i will start telling my friends about the good news,

  66. #139 by Elaur on 2011.07.29 - 5:31 am

    Beautiful pics!!

  67. #140 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.29 - 5:16 am

    I’m now a GP but the avatar I have is not one I remember creating… I created it but my real avatar I used was RockinWolfman, and it had over 200$ worth of stuff invested in it. I need help, ahhhhh! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • #141 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.29 - 9:42 am

      The reason why is because the avie they want you to use is attached to the email that you are using here. You won’t be stuck with it when There ( the world) opens. Just activate the one they want you to use now for testing, and when the world opens; go back to Wolf.

      • #142 by TreGhost on 2011.07.29 - 11:01 am

        So basically being that the email I’m using here prob aint my email for my avatar Tre_Ghost that I’m totally screwed in my chances as a GP? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But I know my password and name and any answer to any ? I stored for security.

      • #143 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.29 - 3:11 pm

        No, your not screwed!
        If TreGhost was never used on There before it closed, how could they send you an email? You would have no Password or secret question/answer.
        Your only hope is to use one of the same avatar names HERE that you did on There, prior to its closing in 2010.
        BUT, be careful what you ask for … you might get sent to the back of the line LOL

      • #144 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.07.30 - 6:48 am

        No xSnoopy, Tre_Ghost was an avatar on There. Just my email I was using here wasn’t the one for it, I was under the impression he was just gonna email people through the blog then get their There info, didn’t realize we needed to be using our email linked to our avatar till I read certain blogs. But I think I’ve figured it out and fixed my email here to match and even now fixing to make my name here exactly as my avatar 2. But yes careful, I’m not asking to be invited by any means. Was just trying to make sure I was actually in the list is all lol. TY

    • #145 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.07.29 - 10:22 am

      Add me plz Rockin! Blue_monday See you There!

  68. #146 by Escape on 2011.07.29 - 4:58 am

    This morning in my email, guess what I got? Yep you’re right, the Invite from There. Now I have to wait to reclaim my avatar. Hopefully the registration process will be without flaws.

    Thank you Team Phoenix, There.com for providing me the opportunity to help “rejoin/Beta Test the resurrected There.com”.

    • #147 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.29 - 10:58 am

      Glad to hear the good news Escape, hope to sign in sometime myself too ๐Ÿ˜›

      • #148 by Escape on 2011.07.29 - 5:35 pm

        “Tough Love” Guinea Pig. Don’t know if others was able to log in to the world, It’s happening, the excitment is real.

  69. #149 by Brido on 2011.07.29 - 3:04 am

    It’s funny how I have been a member of there since 04 and never even realized there IM existed lol I was an active member as well..So how could I not know about this? ;o

    Seems like a completely different type of IM to what you would usually see, example (MSN, Yahoo, AIM) Thanks for the video updates guys, It gives a story on the progress updates without MW having to give reiterate or constantly update blogs. So thank you to those updating.

  70. #150 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.29 - 2:57 am

    So… I’m a GP and I’ve been posting up screen shots on http://www.here4there.com because I don’t want to spam on MW’s blog. If you’re interested in seeing videos and pictures, visit the forums!

    Here4There.com ๐Ÿ™‚

    See you around!

    • #151 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.29 - 10:59 am

      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hope the GP world is going well, I look forward to it!

  71. #152 by Starscreamer on 2011.07.29 - 1:59 am

    Does anyone remember me on their friends list? STARSCREAMER?

    Why is Lady_Tigrane’s name so familiar? Did you used to do a hell of a lot of buggy racing? I have a feeling you’re one of the first people I spoke to on there when I joined way back when.

    Just discovered this blog and the There reopening and I must say that I’m looking forward to trying There out again. Tried SL and it’s slow and boring and messy. Best thing about There was the order of things.

    • #153 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.07.29 - 1:43 pm

      I’m pretty sure I had Lady_Tigrane on my list too, because that’s one of the first names I recognized when I started following this blog. It’s been a long time though and I sure can’t remember.

      I agree that SL just isn’t the same, There has its own charm that can’t be matched… I tried out Blue Mars and it was like replacing cocaine with powdered sugar.

      Not that… I’ve… ever had any…

    • #154 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.30 - 1:11 am

      Maybe you folks saw me flyin around on my blue dragon named Skye. I’d often take her for a cruise over dune valley, and other spots in There.com. I’m a Zephyr Regular also, so you might have seen my nametag outside Dune Valley Speedway on clear days… LOL.

  72. #155 by kazza123 on 2011.07.28 - 11:46 pm

    looking awsome great to see thereIM hope it wont be long now till we all can sign up and get HOME (SMILES):):):):)

  73. #156 by Brian Dunn on 2011.07.28 - 9:39 pm

    Ah It will be so nice once There is up again to catch up and start up a loaners again. However I’m not quite sure it will be practical due to the 18+ haha. Ah just so happy it will be back in our lives again. Thanks for all the hard work MW. Looking forward to it!

    • #157 by MadHatterMemphis on 2011.07.29 - 5:03 am

      im over 18 and i use to go to loaner lots all the time.it was nice to drive something different from time to time that i maybe couldnt find for sale anywhere.but hey if ya dont start up a loaner lot again and have alot of buggies im an avid vehicle collecter.might be interested in buying some off you if you decide to sell any

      • #158 by Brian Dunn on 2011.07.29 - 2:38 pm

        Sounds good to me :). I’ll let ya know once I’ve come to a decision and There.com opens.

      • #159 by zorgdorg on 2011.07.29 - 10:54 pm

        Honestly, i remember having a few different types of vehicles. would be great to see them again. don’t mind sellin/trading when we get back in.

      • #160 by MadhatterMemphis on 2011.07.30 - 9:42 pm

        i’ve got a couple friends already think it’s funny I’m looking to expand my vehicle collection before the world has opened LMAO.I didn’t start my collecting til November ’09 and by close I had around 80 vehicles I do believe.I have the entire WWD collection.But yeah definately when world opens let me know.

  74. #161 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.28 - 8:55 pm

    Im half awake, so I’ll keep this short. ‘zzzz
    Oh….Heres the next video update!

    • #162 by rakja on 2011.07.29 - 3:13 pm

      Oh cool!!!! This looks awesome! Hi Shivaki!!! *waves*. It’s so cool to ‘almost’ see you again!! =^.^=

  75. #163 by CpnBob on 2011.07.28 - 8:12 pm

    As to MW’s great photos … I’m happy I live 4000 miles even further wsw than Hawaii. The pics sort of resemble my home view.
    The sea here is a little lighter green, sand whiter, tho.
    A couple of questions … as to V V’s vids, we used to have an option where all the avies could copy the emotes and dancing of
    a leader. Is that still an option?
    Also. it would be great if V V / Francis7 rebuilt Lagoland to its former self, even if it meant a subsidy from There. The place was a first of its kind,
    the creativity and design were genius. It was as good as anything There built and was an inspiration to all of us “Realistic” hood owners, like Ant with Arrowwood.
    Hopefully it will come back and even grow into There’s future.
    Last … I know this has been asked before, but I for one will pay whatever is deemed necessary by There, but when the hundreds of thousands of new members flow
    into There in the future, will there possibly be a price reduc tion?
    Also, will there be any kind of incentive to pay 6mos or a year in advance, such as a 13th mo. free, or a months worth of tbux? This would enhance There’s startup, a
    large cash flow opening.

  76. #164 by justagreatguy on 2011.07.28 - 8:01 pm

    I would say I am board and can’t wait to play There but I would probably get told (again) that I just got sent to the back of the line so at this point I guess i’m just happy to be in the line even if its way way way back there! It’s hot back here anyone got some water? I think i’m going to be here awhile!

  77. #165 by Jordan on 2011.07.28 - 6:55 pm

    Random question:
    Will There ever run on the Ubuntu OS’s?

    • #166 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.28 - 7:38 pm

      Probably not.

      • #167 by Will Scherber on 2011.07.29 - 2:42 pm

        Probably. Since you can run it on a virtual pc that’s run on Ubuntu. But what’s the sense in that?

      • #168 by SnyperFla on 2011.07.30 - 5:21 am

        I was experimenting with Ubuntu for a while. But, there are many applications that do not support it. Unless you bought a PC that came pre-loaded with Linux, and don’t have the money to by a Windows license, stick with Windows.

        Even with a Virtual PC, you would need a license to have a copy of windows installed. Only other option would be to try Wine. IMO, it isn’t worth the trouble unless you are really dependent on Linux.

  78. #169 by kazenoai on 2011.07.28 - 6:45 pm

    sure wish there was another update…

  79. #170 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.07.28 - 6:22 pm

    YAY! I got my golden GP ticket! Plz add me Blue_monday, it’s not my main account but I am far from complaining!! Thanks MW and SAM

    • #171 by INSPiiRED on 2011.07.28 - 10:10 pm

      congratz on being a gp

    • #172 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.29 - 1:44 am

      Congrats on the GP. Just waiting on my GP Train to come past now ๐Ÿ˜› lol

    • #173 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.07.29 - 1:41 pm

      You’re almost home ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. #174 by coolnet on 2011.07.28 - 5:08 pm

    Nice Pictures… ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice smell of nature. ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. #175 by justagreatguy on 2011.07.28 - 5:01 pm

    Well I guess its not like buying a car and I don’t get to bicker the price, well I tried ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #176 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.07.29 - 1:39 pm

      If you were expecting “New There” smell; you’re not going to be getting that either.


  82. #177 by Andrew Harris on 2011.07.28 - 5:01 pm

    I really enjoy watching the facebook pages “ThereIM” and “The Thereian Community” go all out with responses until There opens to the public once again.
    Seeing how crazy some of you are (not inclusive to our crazy CEO who happens to take awesome pictures – I can’t call him crazy or I go to the back of the line!) makes it all worth while and I know There will be fun. The community is what made this game. I got my money ready for Therebucks and the subscription. Are you ready?

    I hope MW will come around sometime to stroll his creations (aka There itself) – I hate a company that doesn’t check on its user base.

    • #178 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.28 - 5:33 pm

      I dunno. I’ve heard from other Virtual World CEOs that it’s unprofessional to show up in your own companies product like a celebrity.

      Instead, I’m going to do something more professional, like show up as an animal, like say a Kangaroo, or some character in a fictional book from the 50s, or a character from an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel. I think that’s much more appropriate, right?

      • #179 by trevor9393 on 2011.07.28 - 6:34 pm

        Haha, or you could do that.

      • #180 by Ant1977 on 2011.07.28 - 9:16 pm

        MW as an animal???? How about a squid? :o) Or even a Guinea Pig?

      • #181 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.29 - 5:28 am

        Squid works!!
        I have some paintballs coated in Soy Sauce and I printed his name on each and every one!

      • #182 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.29 - 5:31 am

        Being professional is over rated! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #183 by GaryBob on 2011.07.29 - 8:56 am

        “Who is Michael Wilson?” – quote from “Clucky Shrugged,” There best-seller about emote chickens who go on strike.

      • #184 by Andrew Harris on 2011.07.30 - 9:03 am

        Your different! Just show up as you are.. regardless of fur or not.

        In my field, a CEO who is active in the community (aka my boss) we are more happy, customers are more happy and we have more people coming in ours doors. Thats the way I see it.

        Word of mouth says a lot these days with the economy.

  83. #185 by vmcl1998 on 2011.07.28 - 4:37 pm

    Guess i should leave a post for vmcl1998, I got an invite for an alt but can’t log in and can’t get the remember me site to open for me.

  84. #186 by justagreatguy on 2011.07.28 - 2:42 pm

    I got my $10 per month, but if MW wants more I would like to get some Tbucks thrown in to boot!

    • #187 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.28 - 4:48 pm

      If we have to charge more than $10/month, it’s because we have to, and I wouldn’t count on any extras with it.

    • #188 by TreGhost on 2011.07.28 - 6:10 pm

      Say he charges $20 a month. What’s 20 equal to that you totally waste money on every month? A dvd, one third of a video game lol, sodas, junk food, a dub sack, the list goes on and on. The idea is for the membership fee to cover “There” overhead. Then the tbucks sold can become a profit along with sponsors.If he gave us all so many tbucks for free with the membership, imagine the possible income lost to it. On another note MW, I was wondering about something. I’ve got quite a few new people wanting to try There out when it reopens. Is it in anyway possible to do some sort of rewards program for every user we refer who stays active so many months? If not it’s kewl, I’m bringing friends cause I want them around still when I won’t be returning to hell.com and want them to see the experience for themselves. I resigned as a moderator and have renamed my doggie “there.comREOPENSsoon” I’d so post a screen of me advertising on there but not sure how to post it here.

  85. #189 by justagreatguy on 2011.07.28 - 2:37 pm

    RE: This has NOTHING to do with There…

    I bet these are pics that MW took from the new There2 and he is just not telling us!

  86. #190 by Heather on 2011.07.28 - 2:09 pm

    Wow, someone posted this wordpress on facebook for a There.com event where thousands of us are dying to attend the first day there.com makes a return, and I’ve been reading the posts and the comments and I do have to say that I like the fact that MW is going over to a Cloud. One thing that struck me interesting is the fact that There.com will now be 18+ when before most of their userbase was teenagers. Thats a bonus for some people since there will be less chance of other users running around screaming at the top of their lungs on voice. Also, brings in the possibility of having more mature clothing, items, and furniture. One thing I didnt quit get was about the monthly member ship and if it was required just to be able to login to There.com’s viewer or what. Since when I played There.com in the past, I had a job in RL and was able to afford things in game and now having no job I wouldnt be able to afford a required membership plan. So… everything looks promising from what I can see. Cant wait for the game to open to everyone so I can hopefully get my account back because I miss my dog and my hoverboard hehehe, but if I have to pay to play, then I guess I’ll be waiting alot longer than everyone else.

    • #191 by TreGhost on 2011.07.28 - 4:31 pm

      Donate plasma! lol

    • #192 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.29 - 5:23 am

      MW had to cut costs and make it 18+ to be able to reopen There.
      Loads of costs involved in babysitting some of the younger members of There, prior to closing.
      He moved to Cloud to reduce costs from server based game and to more localize it for all of us.
      He then did a survey to decide if there was a support base still remaining to pay the costs of the new There.
      It might have changed in the last couple of weeks but when I got my invite to be a GP, the monthly cost was quoted as no more than $15 a month.At $15 a month, that only amounts to $180 a year.
      Pretty cheap considering what is available in game for everyone.
      I’m retired and will gladly pay that amount every year!
      There just ain’t nuttin better going on, out there.
      xSnoopy, proud GP and the NEW Blinky

  87. #193 by Kattwomann on 2011.07.28 - 10:43 am

    I’m hungry!

    • #194 by IMAKOS on 2011.07.28 - 12:32 pm

      Tosses at mouse to Kattwomann and Yells ” bonappetito” haha J/K

      • #195 by Kattwomann on 2011.07.28 - 5:33 pm



        Oh…and I’m a GP now! Woot!

  88. #196 by Therefan123 on 2011.07.28 - 10:03 am

    Wow beautiful pictures. Looks as good as the site! By the way did the avatars faces change? Because they look a bit different to me. I’m not sure maybe its just been a while since i could get a look at the avatars again.

    • #197 by Escape on 2011.07.28 - 10:52 am

      Ahh, so you noticed they are our guinea pigs!

  89. #198 by Christy Clendenen ( WikkedBliss) on 2011.07.28 - 9:51 am

    *peeks in*

  90. #199 by justagreatguy on 2011.07.28 - 7:32 am

    And it only cost $789 billion Therebucks or $438,333,333 US Dollars and 33 cents

    • #200 by GaryBob on 2011.07.28 - 10:17 am

      Mactivizzard FTW!

  91. #201 by Indy_Lou on 2011.07.28 - 7:20 am

    Mommy? Daddy? Are we There yet? I can’t hold it much longer!!!!

    • #202 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.29 - 5:12 am

      theres always the empty V8 bottle in the back seat ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #203 by Indy_Lou on 2011.07.29 - 8:20 am

        Forget the bottle, I need a 5 gal bucket now! Where’s those bushes MW mentioned?

  92. #204 by Cassi on 2011.07.28 - 2:25 am

    This blog is beginning to feel like HS again lol. All the cheerleaders and jocks on the field (GPs in IM) and all us geeks and dweebs who had to actualy pay to get into the football game stuck in the bleachers. LOL Can’t wait for the official release! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #205 by scroogeverse on 2011.07.28 - 9:14 am

      Me a jock? No way!

    • #206 by v on 2011.07.28 - 10:50 am

      I already told you Cass – POKE them with that dang stick! ‘rofl


    • #207 by jimony on 2011.07.28 - 2:11 pm

      If my classmates could see me now! And they thought I’d never amount to anything! Bet none of THEM are Guinea Pigs!

  93. #208 by justagreatguy on 2011.07.27 - 9:57 pm

    This is something interesting to read see link:
    And “Hi Everyone” hope to see you all in there someday soon!!

    • #209 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.27 - 11:04 pm


      now THAT’s comedy!


    • #210 by SB on 2011.07.28 - 3:21 am

      ~lol~…Veeeeeeeeery funny.

  94. #211 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.27 - 9:47 pm

    It may be a long shot, but I figured I would try and see if it was possible for me to add this email (Seg_Vio’s real email) rather than the one with Therealthing. No one knows who I am on that avatar until I announce it to them.

    If its too much trouble, that is ok as well! I’m just happy to be a part of the experience!

  95. #212 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.27 - 7:17 pm

    I did as I promised and captured some video within the IM….Bad part is, the crappy screen recorder (CamStudio) I used has known issues if you record past 2gb! Well I recorded for almost 1 hour and all I could recover from it was a video that is a little over 1 min.

    You would not believe the renaming of file extensions and use of a raw video recover program and headache I had to go through just to give you guys this much!
    P.S. This brought me to the decision to fork out the 37 dollars to buy the full version of Fraps so that next time I can choose which part of the video I want to add here! lol


    • #213 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.28 - 8:26 am


    • #214 by INSPiiRED on 2011.07.28 - 9:08 am

      congrats on being a gp

  96. #215 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.07.27 - 6:41 pm

    Another wonderful day in the IM….and loving it.

  97. #216 by Francis_7 on 2011.07.27 - 5:23 pm

    • #217 by Mark Behncke (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.07.27 - 5:53 pm

      Lookin good! Anything short of saying I’m jealous of you would be an understatement.

    • #218 by Zip on 2011.07.28 - 6:56 am

      That’s awesome Francis!!! The Avies are looking good……you all get the BIG Thumbs Up ! Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #219 by INSPiiRED on 2011.07.28 - 9:04 am

      lucky lucky

      • #220 by GaryBob on 2011.07.29 - 8:49 am

        You mean ‘clucky ‘clucky ?

  98. #221 by Stephanie Van Hoose on 2011.07.27 - 5:11 pm

    Nice photos I take some myself. :]

  99. #222 by Will Scherber on 2011.07.27 - 4:58 pm

    Honestly I have to admit I’m jealous but as an old beta tester I guess its good to see others having fun like I once did. ๐Ÿ™‚


    Whoo thanks MW for giving us our game back!


    • #223 by Beta2003 on 2011.07.28 - 6:44 am

      Totally with you on that Will.

      It took me a while after being accepted before I could tweak my system to be capable of running There (I was the wrong gender to qualify for the free video card! heh).

      Of course, after I finally got in someone said ‘oh, your other video card would have worked, you just needed to set this flag..’ Bummer!

      It’s fun to watch and remember the successes and frustrations the GP are experiencing.

  100. #224 by Monique Mzhickteno on 2011.07.27 - 4:33 pm

    I absolutely love the photos, even though you say it has nothing to do with There, it looks so much like the real live There. Oh how I wish I could hop in the computer, and just live in the There world.

  101. #225 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.27 - 3:10 pm

    OK, to all the GP’s, we need to setup a time to do some real testing! I have most of tonight free’d up, but am planning on logging in at 9 PM >>>Central time<<>>Tharealthing<<>><<>>Central time<<<

    • #226 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.27 - 3:11 pm

      Umm…most of my message disappeared…

      Oh well, the important stuff is there ๐Ÿ˜›

      • #227 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.27 - 3:12 pm

        Oh ya! ALL GP’s add me: Tharealthing


      • #228 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.27 - 8:15 pm

        Just adding a comment to test something. you can delete if you want.

      • #229 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.27 - 9:37 pm

        Yes, the remote activation of your webcam worked perfectly and WE ALL SAW YOU DO THAT.

      • #230 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.27 - 9:57 pm

        Hey! braiding your nose hairs can be quite fun thank you! Besides, I had a date, and was trying to look my best!

      • #231 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.27 - 10:57 pm

        I think I just realized one of the prerequisites of being a there test guinea pig. Being almost as warped in the head as Michael Wilson!

        (Just kiddingggg)



      • #232 by scroogeverse on 2011.07.28 - 11:51 am

        Hmm Tig, that would explain why I was invited in.

      • #233 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.28 - 12:42 pm

        That’s probably why I haven’t been invited yet… I’m TOO warped… ROFL

      • #234 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.28 - 4:26 pm

        Oh… My… God…

        Got my invite… got installed!!!.. Lookin for someone in IM… AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

        Guess I’m not to warped!!!

      • #235 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.28 - 4:28 pm

        I guess that makes me a Guinea Tig!

      • #236 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.28 - 4:39 pm

        Now everyone don’t watch this:

        *gets on bended knee listening to my snap crackle and pops*

        Thankyou so very much Michael Wilson… you really are my ThereSon!

        *gets up to a more dignified stand*

        You may now resume your regularly scheduled Blog comments.

      • #237 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.28 - 9:51 pm

        Way to go Tig!

      • #238 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.29 - 5:10 am

        Being invited only proves, that on the warped-o-meter, your WAY up there!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  102. #239 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.27 - 3:02 pm


    Some music for your wait. thanks to Percy

    • #240 by Tinirty on 2011.07.27 - 5:18 pm

      Loved it – Thanks Percy…and Salty.

  103. #241 by Tinirty on 2011.07.27 - 2:56 pm

    I like the pics! I got the chance to visit Hawaii one time, only Oahu, but we went to several beaches that had alot of the lava on them. Had to wear slides (flipflops, sandals) because that stuff is Sharp! Saw many different things I had not seen before, including Sea Cucumbers. I cant believe ppl eat those things….UGH!

  104. #242 by Basya on 2011.07.27 - 2:43 pm

    I’ve just started a new blog called “Basya In There”!! I intend on sharing memories (pics, etc.) and experiences from There. I also am planning on providing some resources and various information plus also having a showcase in which to show my designs (both old and new ones to come)!!

    Cya in there!


    • #243 by Basya on 2011.07.27 - 10:48 pm

      Sorry– I’m just learning this blog program thingee! I understand how to insert URL’s and images into my own blog, but not certain how to do so here in MW’s blog. So let me try this:


      Please let me know if this works or let me know otherwise how to do so. (BTW, you can click on avatar pic and it will bring up the link to my blog.)


      • #244 by Basya on 2011.07.27 - 10:51 pm

        It worked!!! Thanks for your patience! Now, I’ve got to go ahead and develop my blog further! Watch for further developements.
        (Hmm..still uncertain how to insert images into this blog, tho.)

        Cya in There!

  105. #245 by coolnet on 2011.07.27 - 2:09 pm

    Since There is moving to Cloud Servers will the amount of people in a neighborhood and funzone/frontier zone will be higher? If possible that is.

    • #246 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.27 - 3:47 pm


      • #247 by coolnet on 2011.07.27 - 6:57 pm

        Oh okay, thanks for the reply.

      • #248 by JasonMK on 2011.07.28 - 8:09 am

        Michael, I though all of your responses were suppose to be either

        a) sarcastic
        b) funny or hysterical

        I would say that I am dissapointed with the lack of either in your response, but maybe you are just playing with our minds now. “What does he mean by no?…Is there an inside joke that I am not getting? Or perhaps you are just keeping yourself busy getting There up and running”

        …OH THE MIND GAMES! I just can’t take it anymore…

      • #249 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.28 - 12:41 pm



  106. #250 by IMAKOS on 2011.07.27 - 2:06 pm

    GP IMAKOS here,

    Ok got logged into THEREIM and about cried like a baby. I was so happy to see all the familar faces , at first when I got in I was looking rather newbish..But that all changed in a matter of minutes…I began to see My inventory load and it was in my opinion rather fast. I did spend most of my time testing the emotes to see what worked and what didn’t.. all the basic emotes work well .. everything was very smooth.. some minor bumps but those issues were on my end.. for example.. I had the Comodo firewall up and it blocked me from Entering the ThereIM.. so I needed to adjust it to login.. I Looked over all of my old Inventory and was very happy to see my kimono wasn’t wrinkled ๐Ÿ˜› and my Japanese Hair doo wasn’t flat and the rest is history.

    Thank you Samsyn, and Michael Wilson bringing us home.


    Here is my first day.

  107. #251 by Rick on 2011.07.27 - 1:43 pm

    i bet if mr wilson was posing in the background the feedback wouldnt be the same

    • #252 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.27 - 10:52 pm

      Go to Thumdars. Check the forums. It’s pretty much the same feedback. Everyone posting appears quite pleased with progress. Awesome hangout too!

  108. #253 by Yupimagrl on 2011.07.27 - 1:17 pm

    This is AWESOME!! I’m so happy that There is gonna open it’s doors once again. Been awful boring without it. I like There cuz it’s the only place I’ve found where you can be yourself without really being yourself. Does that make sense?? Oh well. Anywho, keep up the splendid work Team Makena!! I’ll be sitting here waiting patiently…click refresh….click refresh….click refresh…click refresh…………..

  109. #254 by Drakez on 2011.07.27 - 12:35 pm

    Why are all your responses to comments sarcastic mr. Wilson?

    • #255 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.27 - 1:01 pm

      Why not?

      • #256 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.27 - 1:49 pm

        He sooo stepped into that one….

    • #257 by INSPiRE on 2011.07.27 - 1:24 pm

      because its hilarious

    • #258 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.27 - 1:25 pm

      It’s MW’s sandbox, he can play anyway he wants. I fined it quite humorous. (very eastern shore).

    • #259 by Mark Behncke (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.07.27 - 1:32 pm

      I’d be sarcastic too if I had to wade through hundreds of posts of illiterate people who ignorantly choose to ask the same questions a thousand times.

      That too and it’s frickin hilarious.

    • #260 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.27 - 3:41 pm

      It’s all a question of prospective Drakes.
      The way I see it, most of his responses are somewhere between funny and hysterical.
      Put another way, the more ridiculous the question, the funnier the response.
      This answer coming from “a small, mangy,incontinent,yippy dog, dressed in clothes, trying to get your attention, well, now you know who it is”. Otherwise known now as the new as Mr Blinky. Believe me when I tell you, I WILL suffer for that response and LOVE every second of it!
      In case you have not been keeping up with this blog, those were all directed at ME, by MW.
      I have been told to “go to the end of the line and form a new one”. Go to the back of the mob, I was Out of the mob, all before I was invited to be a GP.
      Lighten up Drakes! We are all trying to get to the same place! HOME !!

      • #261 by Seg_Vio/Tharealthing on 2011.07.27 - 8:13 pm

        Hey xSnoopy,
        Have not seen you in the IM yet. Just wondering if you are planning on logging in in the next few days?

      • #262 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.28 - 2:45 am

        Working 4 days this week. Tonight until 10.
        Between that, the dog, going out to eat, it doesn’t leave a lot of time .. things will calm down next week.
        There have been a couple of 8 person chats lately I have been in.
        Wonder if Sam can set it up to have 2 different groups now that we have more GP’s?
        Damn, sure wish we could pull guns out in IM. Wouldn’t that be cool!!
        Now the only thing to make this picture better would be Tig, with her FF off LOL
        See you in ThereIM, Buddy

      • #263 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.28 - 12:39 pm

        Be careful what you wish for……

      • #264 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.28 - 1:39 pm

        Thats cool, just was not sure if I kept missing the times you was on or what lol. I’m going to be on at random times myself, but will try to be on at least for an hour nightly. See you in the IM!

  110. #265 by n3rd_status on 2011.07.27 - 12:03 pm

    Just had one of my friends ask me if I still played that there.com game.I awnsered with not yet! haha can’t wait to get back to my home!

  111. #266 by oosnowangeloo69 on 2011.07.27 - 10:43 am

    Lovely photos MW. Very scenic place indeed. Keep the updates coming :o)

  112. #267 by Rebecca McArthur on 2011.07.27 - 9:46 am

    Love Hawaii… we go to the Big Island every other year or so… gorgeous!

  113. #268 by qweasdzxc979 on 2011.07.27 - 9:34 am

    August 21st is my 18th birthday.
    My wish list: There to re-open! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Keep up the good work; Can’t wait to see you all in there again ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #269 by JasonMK on 2011.07.27 - 10:23 am

      I suspect we will have a lot of people turning 18 over the next few weeks while we await There to reopen:)

      Happy birthday qweasdzxc979.

      • #270 by Qweasdzxc979 on 2011.07.27 - 4:04 pm

        Thank you jason!

  114. #271 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.07.27 - 9:23 am

    Touf…it’s great being in the IM….everyone, including myself, is very happy. Hope you can all be there soon.
    There should be a new emote for this…..kiss the ground….lol.

    • #272 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.27 - 6:55 pm

      gafahaha fifi I agree.

  115. #273 by JasonMK on 2011.07.27 - 8:58 am

    Thanks for making us look at your photos, a nice way to start (or continue) the day as we wait for more updates. Keep up the great work (and photography).

  116. #274 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.27 - 8:15 am

    Lots more GP’s it seems, good to see. Hope to also be able to see it soon enough ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #275 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.07.27 - 8:57 am

      Soon enough friend; there’s something about some virtue with a thing called “pay-shents’ or something like that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Thanks for all the screen-shots folks! It’s exciting to see that home-page… little things like that are getting me amped up for There’s return already.

    • #276 by Escape on 2011.07.27 - 9:24 am

      Yea Jordy26, hopefully it won’t be long til we get in. GP’s, you go search and find them bugs with much gusto!!

      • #277 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.27 - 2:15 pm

        I had some Wheaties with gusto poured on top of them for breakfast this morning! Tasted like purple…But gave me some great energy!

  117. #278 by DavyRocket on 2011.07.27 - 8:00 am

    First off, Thank you MW for the invite to help test ThereIM, so far it seems to be just as it was in the first beta release, minus the no inventory of course. It’s great to be back home w00t. Jimony I sent you a request to be my buddy.. Will you be my buddy? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  118. #279 by SB on 2011.07.27 - 5:41 am

    Awesome pictures! I could certainly spend some time there relaxing! I’m venturing up to Northern Scotland in a couple of weeks and hope to take some “beach” like pictures! I’m sure I won’t find any palm trees though…~lol~

  119. #280 by IMAKOS on 2011.07.27 - 5:08 am

    GP IMAKOS here with my lastest update.

    Emotions run high as I logged into There.com for the first time since its closing, Here is my welcome page .. Needless to say I was Very Happy to be HOME


  120. #283 by HighFlier on 2011.07.27 - 4:56 am

    So these shots were taken on a planet far far away you say. Could it be …

    ๐Ÿ˜ฏ http://www.popgunchaos.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/planet-of-the-apes.jpg

    ๐Ÿ˜ฏ http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vs7HGTif73k/ThPRTM5gE4I/AAAAAAAACPU/N3AIpzOUz0k/s1600/planet+of+the+apes+1968.jpg

    WOW! It just occurred to me…can you believe it …over 40 years ago!!! I’m feelin pretty old about now. ๐Ÿ˜ก These ain’t no paint guns…

    ๐Ÿ˜ฏ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjcpRHuPjOI

    I see some similarities of the dunes in those shots.

    • #284 by HighFlier on 2011.07.27 - 5:04 am

      Run for yur lives Guinea Pigs!!! Those apes will eat us.

    • #285 by GaryBob on 2011.07.29 - 2:35 pm

      It’s hard to find a fully English clip, but the song is still original:

      • #286 by coolnet on 2011.07.30 - 7:12 am

        You gotta love The Simpsons….

  121. #287 by Krissy on 2011.07.27 - 4:43 am

    Okay, so this is funny. Out of boredom, I was looking for a new world to play in and stumbled on the link saying There was planning on reopening. Very excited!
    So for a question – say i want to claim my stuff, but change my avi name? Would that be possible? Not that I am trying to not be who I am, i just rather people not be able to find me unless i want to be found…

  122. #288 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.07.27 - 3:53 am

    So I just about spit up my coffee this morning; I had an e-mail that had a title of: “Your Invitation; You’ve been Waiting For.”

    Without even looking at the sender I opened it.

    It was an African-American singles dating website.


    Yeah… that was embarrassing.

    • #289 by Greenie on 2011.07.27 - 10:04 am

      ๐Ÿ˜ Awww Mark, I got all excited for you!
      I keep checking emails, hoping for one of those unmistakable, long awaited, dreamed of invitations too. That could so easily have been ME opening a big can of SPAM.
      I smile much seeing so many familiar names sharing their experiences here and at Thumdar’s. As for now, I must join the other’s listening to Alannis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjTB6EG3xGo

      Don’t think you are safe Sassydancer… I have paz and I know how to drop them! ;-P

  123. #290 by BigD26 on 2011.07.27 - 3:48 am


    Great Pics BTW ‘tu

  124. #291 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.27 - 12:51 am

    Congrats to the other that have been selected to be a GP. One of which is a forum member of mine which is great ๐Ÿ™‚


  125. #292 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.27 - 12:42 am

    Need friends to work the IM. Add me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Awesome job, guys! ‘hi5

    • #293 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.27 - 9:35 am

      I’d love to but my invite train hasn’t come by yet lol.

  126. #294 by seckoa92 on 2011.07.26 - 10:56 pm

    Love the photo. Beautiful California beaches

    • #295 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.26 - 11:29 pm

      Not quite. You’re thousands of miles off.

      • #296 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.27 - 6:15 am


      • #297 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.27 - 9:33 am

        I think I remember you saying once you programmed the whole Auction system while on holiday. Wonder if your repeating the process ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol.

      • #298 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.27 - 11:46 am

        it looks a little like a Black Sand beach I have walked on.
        And that Redish color looks like it it came from Iron in the rock.
        How about 1000 miles SW/SSW Michael?
        We have a new GP from there ๐Ÿ™‚

  127. #299 by NateTheStar on 2011.07.26 - 8:48 pm

    Looks good and great at usual. I’m just wondering if there’s any way I could purchase back the Beta Drink I had that I used all the drinks out of. Seeing that video makes me smile though. Good work guys!

  128. #300 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.26 - 8:27 pm

    Jimony & Racesmart: I don’t know if it was on my end, or if the server that handels the IM shut down for the night, but I got DC”d and could not log back in.
    I was just about to get another screen shot for the community to see too!

    I’ll hunt for a screen recorder tomorrow, or just get the trial of fraps (until I can buy the full version) so I can keep people up to date with everything. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have only used the IM 2 times so far, and besides Racesmart having trouble talking while in group chat (which was fixed after rebooting) it looks like the team (MW, SamSyn, and of corse Bruce) have done a solid job!

    Stay patient everyone and when you finally get to log in you will see “the juice was worth the squeeze”!

    • #301 by jimony on 2011.07.26 - 10:46 pm

      It must have just been on your end since I got a message about a seg. vio. (Segmentation Violation) and then couldn’t log back on. So I figured it must have been something Seg_Vio did, right?
      I was hoping to play around with it tonight, but I can’t get back on. I may not have much more time till Friday to play, but I will try to pop in and out when I can.

      • #302 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.27 - 2:05 pm

        When I get that itch, I have no other choice than to violate some segments! I am seeking help at the moment at the VA (Violators Anonymous), but I just cant seem to get the 42 step program to work for me!

        I have found an alternitave to curb my addiction, but it is just trading one habit for another…cycle redundancies! I know its not much better, but at least I’m trying! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #303 by jimony on 2011.07.27 - 1:43 pm

      As GP update, I was back on for a few minutes today. It ran for me for about a half-hour and then crashed again. It has some work to go to be stabilized, I’d say, but it is good to be There IM’ing. My clothes inventory showed up today, one day after logging on for first time.
      Way to go, ThereTeam. I am glad of the work you are doing.

  129. #304 by Helhound on 2011.07.26 - 8:07 pm

    Those look like some pretty cool pictures!

  130. #305 by trevor9393 on 2011.07.26 - 7:31 pm

    These pictures makes me want to get a better camera.

    • #306 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.26 - 9:20 pm

      It’s not the camera that takes the pictures.

      • #307 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.07.27 - 3:18 am

        No one is questioning that it takes pure vision to achieve the photos we’ve seen.


      • #308 by trevor9393 on 2011.07.27 - 8:34 pm

        Haha, I Guess.

      • #309 by Cellophane Thereian on 2011.07.31 - 8:22 am

        When I saw this post/stream I immediately went to my burgeoning professional photographer of a daughter and spurted out about the next time I take 7 Gs in a tourney I am buying her a ‘Lie-cha’. After she corrected my ignorant pronunciation she said as much…

        ‘Mom, it isn’t the equipment you use…’

        New wrinkle in my brain.

        But I still want my Bean to have one of those suckers! (And she will).

  131. #310 by Kelayna Hilton on 2011.07.26 - 7:13 pm

    I am happy cuz I am going to be able to afford to come to there.. Any chances of doing yearly accounts? Keep up the great work Michael, Bruce and Samsyn ๐Ÿ™‚ for bringing us home, the first flamming banana is on me!!

  132. #311 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.07.26 - 6:07 pm

    I’m in the IM….yay….thank you…now i have to find buddies…

    • #312 by jimony on 2011.07.26 - 10:49 pm

      I missed your buddy request, but I think I was able to accept it later I think, I look forward to chatting There.

    • #313 by toufovou on 2011.07.27 - 2:18 am

      Yay madame fifi! how’s it working for ya?

  133. #314 by Kattwomann on 2011.07.26 - 5:26 pm

    I was on a boat all day and now as I sit here it feels like my bed is rocking on the waves.

    Yes, that’s random.

    I’m bored

    I want There

    Just sayin’


    • #315 by jimony on 2011.07.26 - 10:52 pm

      I THINK, THEREFORE I AM a disembodied thought.

      I can be random too.

      Don’t worry There will be here before long.

  134. #316 by AmberRose on 2011.07.26 - 4:52 pm

    Beautiful photos! Makes me wish a tiny bit I was back in the States. Cold and snowy here in the lower half of the world… Hehe

  135. #317 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.26 - 4:38 pm

    Got my 1st IM… Seems to work smoothly so far! I’m the guy on the left. (I was in a fro mood ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    Thanks for adding me Jimony!

    • #318 by jimony on 2011.07.28 - 4:43 am

      Anytime, Seg. Although I am a little concerned about the way my avatar is looking at you. Did you happen to notice if it winked a lot or was batting it’s eyelashes?

      • #319 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.28 - 1:32 pm

        Male or Female…The fro does it to them every time! I have to keep telling all the guys that after all the females…there just is’nt enough of me to go around!

  136. #320 by mimi06 on 2011.07.26 - 2:43 pm

    hmm, MW, would that second photo be my anniversary gift? my hubby n I celebrate 42 years today ………rofl.. very beautiful.. could stare at them forever ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #321 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.26 - 3:33 pm

      Congrats on 42 years! It’s always nice to hear about people staying together that long!

    • #322 by Lady Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.26 - 3:50 pm

      Happy Anniversary, Mimi and Mr Mimi!!!

    • #323 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.26 - 4:05 pm

      Sure. Want me to send you the .dng?

      • #324 by Lady Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.26 - 4:32 pm

        Awww you’re too sweet, Michael.

        (Psst… I won’t tell anyone)

      • #325 by Jonathan on 2011.07.27 - 11:04 am

        Does the Leica shoot .jpg too?

      • #326 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.27 - 11:46 am

        Yes, but an alarm goes off at Leica headquarters and they come and take your camera from you.

      • #327 by Jonathan on 2011.07.27 - 1:44 pm

        I take it you shoot 100% RAW then! I’m 50/50.

      • #328 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.27 - 3:47 pm

        How much clothing I wear while taking photos is none of your concern. Clearly your confusing this beach with Little Beach, down the coast a bit.

      • #329 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.27 - 10:42 pm

        omg.. nakie wilson… That hurt my brain!

      • #330 by Jonathan on 2011.07.31 - 6:53 am

        Could I be cheeky and grab the .dng too? I’d love to play around in Lr.

        Thank you!

    • #331 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.26 - 6:56 pm

      Congrats Mimi !!
      Ain’t it neat being married that long!!
      We have 40 coming up in November!
      Sorry I missed you guys tonight in IM. I had to work ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  137. #332 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.26 - 1:58 pm

    Even though I’m alone in the world of GP’s at the moment…I have a huge smile on my face at the moment!

    If other GP’s want (or don’t ๐Ÿ˜› ) to add me, I’m on a alt I forgot I made lol Tharealthing <—-me

    • #333 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.26 - 3:42 pm

      I’d be there with you, but I am not the chosen one. LOL

    • #334 by Lady Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.26 - 3:49 pm

      See if you can pull a gun in ThereIM… shoot xSnoopy.. ROFL

      • #335 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.26 - 4:31 pm

        You know if its possible, I’ll put that as a priority! hehehe

      • #336 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.26 - 6:45 pm

        After Tig, you are first on my list.
        Oh, wait, your first unless Michael shows up ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #337 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.26 - 7:21 pm

        Imma have to. ๐Ÿ™‚ Imma hire an assassin, but don’t tell anyone.

    • #338 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.29 - 8:03 am


      You too! I made another alt account I forgot about, and they contacted me through that one. I’m wolfiesteel, but my real one was RockinWolfman! What will I do, my real one had evrything in it, and I only used wolfiesteel one time!

  138. #339 by Ant1977 on 2011.07.26 - 12:57 pm

    Great photos Mr. MW, you have an eye for beautiful shots.

  139. #340 by James White on 2011.07.26 - 12:53 pm


  140. #341 by Dean Caballero ( Bumpin42 ) on 2011.07.26 - 12:42 pm

    Mw nice place for a office. Do the crabs get in the way? or do you have a pot of boiling water next to your desk? lol

  141. #342 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.26 - 11:58 am

    It was great to meet with the other GP’s in ThereIM. I now have 8 buddies. It is great to be back. We all did alot of emotes to get re-aquanted with them.
    Francis_7 tried to do a video of us emoting but after several attempts they failed. Then we got a message that ThereIm will be down for 150 minutes.
    It was awsome to be there. I figured out the IM tool bar during this time. All seems to be going well. Thanks Michael, Samsyn, Bruce and all my fellow


    • #343 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.26 - 12:00 pm

      PS and thanks to all of you who have made There a reality!! I know you have all worked really hard to make this happen.


  142. #344 by bellaishere1 on 2011.07.26 - 11:23 am

    Cant Wait For it to open ๐Ÿ˜›

  143. #345 by Biggiedude420 (John) on 2011.07.26 - 11:16 am

    wow there.com is looking great tried retrieving my profile can’t wait to see my avatar

  144. #346 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.26 - 10:17 am

    Oh Happy Day! I am now officially a GP…squeek, squeek. I am logged in to ThereIM at this moment. I have added xSnoopy as a buddy but he is not here yet. I will continue to search for other GP’s. If any other GP’s see this post please add sassydancer as a buddy. Thanks ahead of time and TY Michael for the much awaited invitation. Hugs everyone.


  145. #348 by _Overscore on 2011.07.26 - 10:10 am

    Tell me these are screenshots of There2 ๐Ÿ˜›

  146. #349 by qweasdzxc979 on 2011.07.26 - 9:48 am

    So this is what there is going to look like now? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  147. #350 by jimony on 2011.07.26 - 9:15 am

    I received an invite at the email address I thought was linked to my “jimony” avatar, but it turns out it was an avie we used to let my wife’s family login with.
    I have put the email address with this post with the address “jimony” was most likely linked to. I think I created the jimony avie before I created the email address I meant to link it to and never got around to.

    • #351 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.26 - 9:51 am

      I can’t even begin to parse that sentence. Is someone pouring soy sauce on you or something?

      • #352 by jimony on 2011.07.26 - 11:56 am

        LOL, no, I received an invitation to test with a mule avie that I didn’t realise must have been linked to the email address I had previously been posting here with. I was hoping it could be switched to the email address I am now using, and goes with the “jimony” avie. I don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth, and will test with the avie you invited if I must, but I think it is a female.

        I love soy sauce and will dance for it, though.

      • #353 by jimony on 2011.07.26 - 4:17 pm

        Thanks to Samsyn for helping me with this,

        jimony is back baby! (Please no ribbing)

      • #354 by lisa irvin aka thunderstoorm on 2011.07.27 - 11:59 am


    • #355 by Namron Therian on 2011.07.29 - 9:15 pm

      Congrats on the invite jimony. Be sure to do some text karaoke while you’re on There IM. :))

  148. #356 by Francis_7 on 2011.07.26 - 6:04 am

    • #357 by Eating, Sputters, Pneumonia, ect. on 2011.07.26 - 7:56 am

      ‘tu’ ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #358 by Joselyn on 2011.07.26 - 9:53 am

      TY so much for the video of There IM. Just seeing it made me want to cry. I can’t wait to be back in the game and ty MW and crew and all the GP’s for everything you are doing to get There back up and running.


    • #359 by Lady Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.26 - 11:22 am

      I wanna see the vid where they turn xSnoopy into a headless zombie squid named Blinky!!

      • #360 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.26 - 6:24 pm

        Ho, Ho, Ho,
        I will send you the vid so you can watch it while your sliding down Zephyr valley.
        You will learn, firsthand, the wrath of Blinky ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #361 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.27 - 6:37 am

        *changes paintball reloads with soy sauce gel caps*

      • #362 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.28 - 2:36 am

        Yum, yum, yum, yum,
        I love soy sauce!
        Just bring it tigrane!!

    • #363 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.26 - 6:05 pm

      Francis_7: ‘giddyup… U SLAPPED HER! lololol!

      • #364 by satarell on 2011.07.28 - 1:26 pm

        rofl yes he did all in the name of GP testing LOL

    • #365 by Puddlefish on 2011.07.26 - 6:06 pm

      you don’t even look a year older, Francis… ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #366 by Nancy Russell on 2011.07.27 - 7:28 pm

        Don’t you know, RockinWolfman……Francis is 7 forever.
        lol Mooly

    • #367 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.26 - 6:16 pm

      Why deosn’t it show your avie names?

    • #368 by Raymond on 2011.07.26 - 9:56 pm

      Awesome! Seeing this just makes me that much more excited!!! Cant wait until we are all back in There!

  149. #369 by Rakja on 2011.07.26 - 5:53 am

    So you did these in Bryce right?? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t see any distinguishing camera marks to show otherwise. :))

  150. #370 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.07.26 - 3:45 am

    Gorgeous pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ You are a man of many talents!

  151. #371 by Lady Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.26 - 3:24 am

    That does look like the cove where Planet of the Apes ending scene with the statue of liberty was.

    • #372 by Lady Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.26 - 3:28 am

      According to Wikipedia:

      The remains of the Statue of Liberty were shot in a secluded cove on the far eastern end of Westward Beach, between Zuma Beach and Point Dume in Malibu.

    • #373 by Lady Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.26 - 3:38 am

      I did a google earth view of this area then took a screenshot of it:

  152. #374 by ant1977 on 2011.07.26 - 2:52 am

    Will this be the location of the next official There gathering? *fingers crossed*

  153. #375 by JonmiChel on 2011.07.26 - 1:05 am

    Awesome place… May I ask where are these pics taken from? I’ve checked the comments but I wasn’t able to see from where they’re taken!

    Thanks you very much ~~

  154. #376 by cinnamonbabe on 2011.07.26 - 12:53 am

    Awesome photo’s MW.Love to see more of them:)

  155. #377 by Dimitris on 2011.07.25 - 11:12 pm

    a bit retouch to this photo… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #378 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.26 - 12:03 am

      The Gods of Leica will hurt you. Badly.

      • #379 by Dimitris on 2011.07.26 - 1:21 am

        hahaha.. i believe in Gods of Nikon ๐Ÿ˜›

      • #380 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.26 - 5:57 pm

        And the Best-Buy is the Gaza Strip.

    • #381 by Jonathan on 2011.07.27 - 11:01 am

      No offence, but what have you done to the poor clouds!

  156. #382 by hdo0oi on 2011.07.25 - 11:01 pm

    ok, seriously i’m kinda jealous, that place look so romantic and worm, I woud go there ASAP if I can ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    good pic MW


  157. #383 by justagreatguy on 2011.07.25 - 10:29 pm

    Hay Mr. Wilson Great Pics! Not so sure about the squid. I asked you one time about how to get logged into there when I don’t remember the name and password and no longer have the email to my account. You copied some things from the Q and A page and the last one said (A. Then itโ€™s going to be very hard for us to help you, since itโ€™s going to be hard for you to give us information which someone else acquainted with you could provide. It may be possible to help you, but weโ€™ll charge you a significant fee for the time to do the research, and itโ€™s not clear weโ€™ll be able to help you.) Is there away I can start finding out if I can get my account back if I pay the fee for the time to do the research? I just don’t know where to start and I really want my there account back so I can go there when it comes online for us to log in. I miss my buddies! If you want you can email me at johntdavissr@gmail.com. I’m not asking you to fix anything, I just want to know who to email or call or what ever. When I first played there I was a jerk, then I got sound and heard the people then it all become so real to me. Sound changed the everything as I realized how real the people were and then it was not a game to me no more. (I never played any other online game before) I fell in love with there and all my new friends! I cant count how many times I fell asleep at the computer playing there all night and getting kicked off early in the morning when there shut down for maintenance. I became addicted to there and all I did was want to play 24 hrs a day I was even playing in my sleep, lol.Then I realized I needed a break so I stopped playing for a long time and that’s when I forgot the password and changed my email address without thinking about there. I don’t care about my inventory I just want my there friends back and that’s why I need my old account back for the buddies list. Even if I only get to talk to a few buddies it will be all worth it! Sorry to bother you about this but it means a lot to me. I hope you have a great day!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #384 by justagreatguy on 2011.07.25 - 10:37 pm

      Correction, I know the name (justagreatguy) I just forgot the password and no longer have the email.

    • #385 by Beta2003 on 2011.07.26 - 10:00 am

      justagreatguy, there are a few issues regarding getting your account back right now:

      1. Makena has stated their goal at the moment is getting to world working solidly before opening up the doors to everyone.
      2. Unless your selected as a GP, they are not likely to spend the time to help you recover your account yet.
      3. Your message quite likely sent you to the back of the line anyway (asking to be let in)
      4. You ARE asking them to fix something (your account)
      X. Whatever else is on Makena’s list of top priorities
      X+1. Once they are able to get to a point to help those unable to recover their accounts normally, what you don’t seem to understand from the previous discussions/response on this situation is: Unless you can provide some solid evidence that YOU are the real owner of the account, you’ll not be able to recover the account because you could be someone pretending to be the account owner.

      Some things to think about that MIGHT work:
      1. You set a secret phrase and can answer the question
      2. Knowing the original email address (and being able RE-REGISTER the email) [You did use a real email address right?]
      3. Paid for premium or purchased ThereBucks (From Makena directly, not a third party reseller) and know the address on file [Makena may consider this to not be enough since others could know your real address]
      4. Created a billing password (and remember that one)
      5. Have the same IP Address you had last year (note: this is very unlikely unless you have a static ip address [and you know what that means])
      6. Did you have a profile picture posted? Do you still have access to the URL that you posted it on?
      6. Regardless of what it might cost to do 1-6, anything else is likely to be TEDIOUS and EXPENSIVE.

      Depending on how it works, you might have to sign some kind of notarized document that has real legal teeth to it in the event your actually very clever and lying.

      Don’t forget, unless your buddies can(and do) also recover THEIR accounts, they won’t show up on your buddy list.

      Either way. Good luck!
      But definitely PLEASE BE PATIENT

      We all want them to help us get back online. They are not likely to answer this specific type of request at this time since they basically already answered. And you should be careful about posting your email address online, even if you have a perfect spam filtering. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #386 by justagreatguy on 2011.07.26 - 1:26 pm

        Thank you so much for the reply, Sorry I don’t mean to be a pest.
        I hope you and all have a great day!

      • #387 by Beta2003 on 2011.07.27 - 10:43 pm

        I didn’t mean to imply you were a pest, I didn’t intend that to be anything but helpful. ๐Ÿ™‚

        The buddy list thing was meant to suggest not worry if the names aren’t all there right away.

        It’s ok to be excited, we are all too!

      • #388 by Jonathan on 2011.07.31 - 7:11 am

        Just curious, you said “original email address”, does that quite literally mean the one you registered with at the beginning, or simply the one linked to the account ‘currently’.

        That is all.

      • #389 by justagreatguy on 2011.07.31 - 8:08 pm

        Re: Jonathan on 2011.07.31 – 7:11 am
        Just curious, you said โ€œoriginal email addressโ€, does that quite literally mean the one you registered with at the beginning, or simply the one linked to the account โ€˜currentlyโ€™.

        Just because you asked. I started playing there a long time ago so I have trouble remembering that far back, lol.
        When I first starting playing There I had Mediacom cable internet and I think I was using the email that came with the cable internet that ended in MCHSI.com (when I first started for free) So it was justagreatguy@mchsi.com. Well then I switched to DSL and lost that email. Then I used justagreatguy@gmail.com and I think that was the email I was using when I paid for my There account so I could have sound. I used justagreatguy@gmail for the longest time! But for some reason I changed the email and password then shortly after I stopped playing There for a long, sold most of my things in There auctions (I needed a break and was tired of playing). Well anyway after months of not playing I wanted to play again but forgot what email I changed it to and don’t remember the password I used. I tried the recover the password and the question but I need to know what email I had to make it all work.
        I tried to reply to your comment but there was no reply link.

      • #390 by justagreatguy on 2011.07.31 - 8:31 pm

        I think I know the answer to the secret phrase but I can go that far without the email I had last,
        I can give you the address I had when I started playing there for free
        Then I moved and then I payed for There.com with a Pre-Paid credit card and I can also give you that address to.
        If I go threw some old stuff I might be able to get the credit card number but that’s a long shot.
        I still have excess to the email I mostly used (justagreatguy@gmail.com).
        Maybe I might have excess to the email I used last but I don’t remember what the email was
        I never posted a pic
        I would be glad to sign anything that says i’m who I am
        My best There friend was BabyHunny and I still email her all the time and she would be glad to tell you who I am. We live 2000 miles from each other and have only met on There never in RL.
        I know i’m not supposed to put my email on this site but it will be worth the spam to get my Avie back! If you want to email me I would be happy email you about this stuff more.

  158. #391 by Kendra (LilGrayFuzz) on 2011.07.25 - 10:18 pm

    Hey. Hey. Do you know when There’s gonna open yet? Huh? Are you almost done? When will we get invites?!?!!11

    Just kidding.
    That beach looks extremely familiar to me though, and it also makes me excited for when I’m taking a trip to the beach on Friday. Hooray, beaches!
    What beach IS that, by the way?

  159. #392 by Alease on 2011.07.25 - 8:44 pm


  160. #393 by MrScrooge on 2011.07.25 - 8:11 pm

    Wonderful scenery. Do you get to see that everyday? If so, I am jealous!

  161. #397 by datasender on 2011.07.25 - 7:10 pm

    Is That-There our new Home Michael? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Very nice pics.. Looks like a great place to run and hide in.

  162. #398 by Mr_Perry on 2011.07.25 - 6:41 pm

    Breathtaking photos….. you are a man of many talents Mr. Wilson…….

  163. #399 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.25 - 6:38 pm

    So I was curious as to where Makena technologies was located, where Samsyn and Bruce do all there fancy work, and I Thought they were located in Long Beach, but It makes no sense for MW to be in Hawaii when his company is Makena. So I typed in makena.com, some hormone for pregnant ladies site, then makenatechnologies.com. It took me to there.com, which I didn’t understand. I checked the site about 6 months ago and it was a virtual world buisness thing, and it had categories and all that jazz. So why does that happen? Just curious…

    • #400 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.25 - 9:32 pm

      Try Google Earth ‘tu

      • #401 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.25 - 10:07 pm

        Yes. That’s it. Our location. In those bushes.

      • #402 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.26 - 2:36 am

        “Yes. Thatโ€™s it. Our location. In those bushes.” We all know how much you had to cut back on expenses! Also I found your mobile unit! My superior sleuthing skills are rewarded once more! lol

      • #403 by jimony on 2011.07.26 - 7:40 pm

        That’s why it is cheaper now? You’re working out of a truck?

      • #404 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.27 - 12:58 am

        There isn’t in ‘The Cloud’, its in ‘The Bush’ and Seg and figured it all out! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ lol


      • #405 by GaryBob on 2011.07.27 - 9:58 am

        Maybe they had to downgrade the graphics to classic Super Mario where the bushes and the clouds look the same?

      • #406 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.28 - 8:18 am

        He really knows how to think on a budget!

  164. #407 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.25 - 6:19 pm

    I think we found your pastime! Hey and actually quite good at it!

  165. #408 by Destiny_Campbell on 2011.07.25 - 4:30 pm


  166. #409 by Jennifer Rickenbacker on 2011.07.25 - 3:58 pm

    Very nice.

  167. #410 by joeydantonio on 2011.07.25 - 3:49 pm

    The top picture reminds me of Aurora and the bottom second picture reminds me of Comet! ๐Ÿ™‚

  168. #411 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.07.25 - 3:24 pm

    I love color of the rock on the first. Both pictures are beautiful.

  169. #412 by Riot_Girl_1 on 2011.07.25 - 3:16 pm

    Okay, now you’re just showing off :p lol

  170. #413 by racesmart1 on 2011.07.25 - 3:12 pm

    Beautiful …. since we all can’t be there…send us to our virtual beaches!

  171. #414 by SoledadNegativa on 2011.07.25 - 2:58 pm

    Looks like the West Coast…

  172. #415 by ForTehLulz. on 2011.07.25 - 2:55 pm

    Please tell me these are the graphics that will be in DX11, using MW’s patented and lag-free systems!
    Dune Valley and Duda Beach looking at it’s finest here..:o

    • #416 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.25 - 3:24 pm

      .. enormously complex project with millions of tiny details that will be state-of-the-art, lag-free, will run on 300 baud modems, and I’ve been working on it with friends ans family or the past 5 years blah blah blah. Yeah! That’s it!

      ..waaaittt a minute! You didn’t bow down! No Soup For You! Banned!

  173. #422 by Domano on 2011.07.25 - 2:38 pm

    Doesn’t look like Laguna Beach…must be There 3…

  174. #423 by Paddy on 2011.07.25 - 2:28 pm

    Wish I was There ๐Ÿ˜›

  175. #424 by darkrounge on 2011.07.25 - 2:25 pm

    You and your backgarden pictures ๐Ÿ˜›
    Coconut cocktail anyone?

  176. #425 by Okalnix on 2011.07.25 - 2:21 pm

    In the Netherlands we have Dunes.

    Great photo there and a cool beach.

  177. #426 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.25 - 2:12 pm

    Awsome beaches, it beats interior Alaska. Don’t get me wrong, Alaska is beautiful but in a different way. I love the beach. Great photograpy Michael. Thanks for the photos.

  178. #427 by ThereLover on 2011.07.25 - 2:07 pm

    Even more beautiful! You get some great shots MW. ๐Ÿ™‚

  179. #428 by SnyperFla on 2011.07.25 - 2:02 pm

    This would make nice wallpaper ๐Ÿ™‚

  180. #429 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.25 - 1:49 pm

    You should hire me Michael! I can mix a mean Margarita!All it would cost ya is my plane ticket! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Looks awesome! Like a real life There!

    • #430 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.25 - 5:31 pm

      lol dont say you live in like moscow (Not anything against just sayin) these pics remind me of a margarita on the beach… ahhhhhhhhhh good tems

      • #431 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.25 - 8:46 pm

        In Soviet Russia Margarita drinks you ๐Ÿ™‚

        Just curious how a Latin American drink reminds you of Moscow? lol

      • #432 by Lady Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.26 - 11:05 am

        I dunno how they drink em in Russia, but look at my pic and you’ll see how I drink em on vacation in the Colorado Rockies.

      • #433 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.26 - 2:22 pm

        They always taste the best while on vacation for some reason huh? lol

      • #434 by Lady Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.07.26 - 3:40 pm

        Yes they do… but when your used to breathing at 700 ft above sea level and go up to 12183 ft over Trail Ridge Road after havin one of those… Ohhhhhhh my do you REALLY enjoy it. I’d look out the car window and swear we were flying!

        (Hubby was driving so it was all safe)

  181. #435 by TherePercy on 2011.07.25 - 1:45 pm

    Can you shoot me a teleport link to that location, please? I want to save it to my favorites.Thanks ๐Ÿ˜›

  182. #436 by HighFlier on 2011.07.25 - 1:22 pm

    These shots have darker sand where the other shot was much lighter sand. Maybe it’s just time of day or direction your facing making the colors of the sand. Clouds are great and they appear very low in the sky. Not sure if they really were low in the sky or camera settings. They remind me of hermit beach somewhat. lol I bet there’s a few of those on these beaches. Very cool shots and fun to look at all the details. I’m more use to seeing eastern beaches so it’s fun to see some west coast beach.

    Here’s what I got some cool shots of just today. A cute little HighFlier if you want to call him that…

    PS. you must enter my name as the passcode to see the slideshow. PASSCODE: highflier


    I have 3 pairs of these living in my backyard and they are humm all over the place. They have total disregard for your personal space when going for their sugar fixes.
    I think they even get drunk on the sugar. Iv seen some of them swaying and swaggering around like they are drunk.

    • #437 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.25 - 6:27 pm

      Good pics. who knew us Therians had such photo skill? Theretographers! theres a club someone should make. they could advertise for the site and cool places

      • #438 by HighFlier on 2011.07.27 - 6:03 am

        Thank you RockinWolfman, Yea I braved 100 degree heat to get those shots. I think the temp was right at 100. I originally went outside to take photos of the badly burnt grass everywhere because out of the blue here came a storm and it dumped some badly needed rain on us and you can see the rain droplets on things in the shots. This was just after the very quick storm stopped and that little guy came right at me along with others. They were chasing and fighting each other right over my head and buzzing around me. Actually one even sat right on my shoulder for a moment. I stood very still for a long time though to get those armature shots. It’s a Sony cyber-shot I keep near the window just for the purpose of shooting lots of wild life I see some around my backyard.

        The humidity was just crazy. You can see some of the burnt grass in the background. Now a few days later it’s much worse. No green except in a few shady areas. All the grass around here is deadest Iv ever seen here and beginning to get this strange orange hue on it. I guess that’s when the bulbs of the grass are using their last bit of energy to survive. Those hummingbirds where really thirsty and excited from the rain storm. I saw many animals come out of hiding right after the storm to experience the rain. Even raccoon came out for a few to drink up some fresh rain water right in the middle of the day. We also had a huge rainbow at the same time but my picture didn’t come out good. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  183. #439 by jimony on 2011.07.25 - 1:20 pm

    The earler pictures looked like Half Moon Bay to me, are these of the same place?

    MW, on 7/22 you replied to this question “MW, is it going to be a straight paying $10 fee per month, or we will have a little trial to see what passed accounts we want to start up.” with the answer that it would be $10.00 per month in world.

    Was that your official word on pricing or is it still ‘at least’ $10.00 per month?

    • #440 by jimony on 2011.07.25 - 1:24 pm

      For the record, I am surprised you even answered that question; I wasn’t clear how it could be one or the other since you could charge ten dollars a month and also provide a little trial to see what passed (sic) accounts we wnat to start up at the same time simply by charging for the trial.

    • #441 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.25 - 3:18 pm

      It’s is still “at least $10.00/month”

    • #442 by TreGhost on 2011.07.26 - 7:08 am

      PPL never get this part, the at least implies it can be 100(though it won’t) I’m thinking probably around twenty or so with a future discount if you pay yearly possibly. Free trials sadly will not effect us old users of there, why should they? We know what it’s like. They will be used to bring in new users later on when he puts them in effect, if he does.

  184. #443 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.07.25 - 1:06 pm


  185. #444 by Francis_7 on 2011.07.25 - 1:06 pm

    I could photoshop a post nuke Statue of Liberty into the first image. I think it would look right at home! : )

    • #445 by GaryBob on 2011.07.26 - 10:23 am

      Now when I get back into There, I really hope I find a post-nuke, blockheaded Statue of Liberty on an empty Duda Beach. Hopefully the monkeys haven’t taken over everything while we were gone…

  186. #446 by Jordan on 2011.07.25 - 1:04 pm

    I would laugh if you were at Makena, Hawaii. ๐Ÿ˜›

    • #447 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.25 - 3:14 pm

      You mean, as in Old Makena Road?

      • #448 by Jordan on 2011.07.26 - 7:31 am

        I heard Makena was somewhere in Hawaii. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      • #449 by GaryBob on 2011.07.26 - 10:20 am

        It’s also the name of a really great musical duo from Hawaii. Seriously worth going to their shows if you get a chance.


    • #450 by Beta2003 on 2011.07.25 - 3:20 pm

      Black Sand Beach is IN (or next to?) Makena State Park, Maui, HI. Not far from Makena Beach! ๐Ÿ™‚

  187. #451 by Beta2003 on 2011.07.25 - 1:02 pm

    Hey that’s Black Sand Beach!

    10 years since our tip to Maui. Best Trip Ever!

    • #452 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.26 - 5:17 am

      Lots of beaches have blaack sand you know. But purple sand, yep, thats yet to be found…

  188. #453 by Karmapup on 2011.07.25 - 12:58 pm

    Now this is a nice break from the usual daily monotony and There.com OCD ๐Ÿ˜‰ Beautiful! I am Jealous.

  189. #454 by Jonathan on 2011.07.25 - 12:52 pm

    A bit dark, but nice framing ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #455 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.25 - 3:13 pm

      Yeah, I may replace that one. I’m not sure why it’s so dark.

      • #456 by Pantherskicker_8 on 2011.07.27 - 9:52 pm

        What type of mode were you using for them?

      • #457 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.29 - 6:15 am


        I’m now a GP but the avatar I have is not one I remember creating… I created it but my real avatar I used was RockinWolfman, and it had over 200$ worth of stuff invested in it. I need help, ahhhhh! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ the feedback people are not replying, is it possible to reclaim my old avatar?

  190. #458 by VM on 2011.07.25 - 12:52 pm

    That looks soo AMAZING!

  191. #459 by Dusky Rose on 2011.07.25 - 12:50 pm

    So Michael, getting bored waiting? LOL

  192. #460 by jakejackson on 2011.07.25 - 12:48 pm

    I have been places in THERE that reminds me of these kinds of places. I guess that is why I love being in THERE so much. I see a day when THERE will be like these pictures. Tech is moving so fast to the point I can imagine wearing a helmet and actually be inside of THERE like a Holo-suite on Star Trek! Maybe even in my lifetime!

  193. #461 by YankeeintheSouth on 2011.07.25 - 12:43 pm

    It’s been soooo long since I’v been to a beach ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  194. #462 by Escape on 2011.07.25 - 12:41 pm

    To me it looks like the calm after the storm. Sort of like it was a good day on Duda Beach (before there was a Duda Beach).

  195. #463 by Winged on 2011.07.25 - 12:40 pm

    where are the pictures from? i mean what place did you shoot it from?

  196. #464 by Osee on 2011.07.25 - 12:29 pm

    Great photos! wish I was there.
    Thanks again to all helping too reopening there.

  197. #465 by Indy_Lou on 2011.07.25 - 12:27 pm

    OMG, Can someone please take me there??? Beautiful!

    • #466 by darkrounge on 2011.07.25 - 2:27 pm

      You’ll be in “there” as soon as you know it.

  198. #467 by deleight on 2011.07.25 - 12:19 pm

    Stunning! That’s where I’d love to be right now… sunshine, sand, and warm temps… enough of this cold rainy stuff we’ve been getting all summer… Anyone with extra sunshine… mail it to me lol

    • #468 by Jordan on 2011.07.25 - 12:38 pm

      I’ll trade ya 100 degree weather every day for your all day rainy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #469 by darkrounge on 2011.07.25 - 2:27 pm

      Postcards on the way ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #470 by TreGhost on 2011.07.25 - 2:40 pm

      OMG I’ll watch your house till September and you watch mine lol. You can have this 115 degree heat index with humidity from hell, I’ll take cold rain!

  199. #471 by Brad on 2011.07.25 - 12:16 pm

    Oh man, I wish I was There!

  200. #472 by INSPiRE on 2011.07.25 - 12:14 pm

    the second one cool looking.

  201. #473 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.25 - 12:14 pm

    Awesome MW, Wish I was There! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #474 by qweasdzxc979 on 2011.07.27 - 9:04 am

      Pun intended?

  202. #475 by DivaAZ on 2011.07.25 - 12:05 pm

    Pretty! What type of camera you using?

    • #476 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.25 - 12:28 pm

      A Leica M9.

      • #477 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.25 - 1:53 pm

      • #478 by DivaAZ on 2011.07.25 - 2:22 pm

        A full frame kinda guy, excellent!

      • #479 by daniel on 2011.07.26 - 8:05 pm


      • #480 by lisa irvin aka thunderstoorm on 2011.07.26 - 9:06 pm

        Very nice pics!

  203. #481 by GaryBob on 2011.07.25 - 12:04 pm

    I love how the light hits the sand in the second picture – really nice shadows there.

    • #482 by preesi on 2011.07.27 - 11:39 am

      Hi Michael IMAKOS sent me here. Please invite me to There, TYVW


      • #483 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.27 - 11:45 am

        Well, you’ve been sent to the end of the line. Cya!

      • #484 by IMAKOS on 2011.07.27 - 6:46 pm

        lol! boob!!! I didn’t mean for you to ask to be invited into There.com I ment you should sign UP on the Blog and be Noticed… NOT throw yourself at Michael Wilson… Oh well.. this is why people need to read the blog ..I’m crying laughing

      • #485 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.27 - 7:08 pm

        Yeah right. This was right up there with “Will you be my Maid of Honor”: A Women’s secret way to get revenge on her friends. “Oh go onto his Blog and ask for an invite. What’s the worst he could do? Say no?”.

      • #486 by Soosi on 2011.07.27 - 9:33 pm

        Beautiful pictures!

      • #487 by RockinWolfman on 2011.07.28 - 8:15 am

        Hey, made the same mistake! Don’t worry though, we will be in there soon enough… Lines probrably really long, though…

      • #488 by IMAKOS on 2011.07.28 - 9:58 am


      • #489 by ThereName: Dana on 2011.07.29 - 4:56 am

        Great pictures! I love taking photos and when they come out well its even better. Looks like a beautiful place to be.

    • #490 by Okalnix on 2011.07.28 - 10:25 am

      ThereIM video how it works.
      Introduction of ThereIM 2011
      Just a helping hand that all

      • #491 by IMAKOS on 2011.07.28 - 11:27 am

        Now , I was having a bad hair day. haha

      • #492 by INSPiRE on 2011.07.28 - 2:54 pm

        nice helpful video.

      • #493 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.28 - 3:13 pm

        “Well Done” Okalnix. Thank you for that. You Rock!!!!!!


      • #494 by Basya on 2011.07.28 - 4:04 pm

        I do like your video about ThereIM. From what I can remember, there are more features in customizing it now.

        I look forward to joining you in There sometime in near future!

        Cya in There,


      • #495 by Puddlefish on 2011.07.28 - 5:24 pm

        Now I’m REALLY Jonesing!

      • #496 by DoubledXx on 2011.07.29 - 5:24 am

        Thanks Okal! Cant wait to get back on the tracks with ya!

    • #497 by iamsilverlady on 2011.07.31 - 12:31 pm

      i wanna be on that beach..sigh

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