TNT - Twinkler ‘n Tigerhawk’s Little Purple Board of Destruction
A few people sent me messages filled with kind words recently, asking, “Are you LM? The LM who ran TNT?” Yes, I am! Twinkler ‘n Tigerhawk’s Little Purple Board of Destruction was a message board I made for my website, back when I had a website. I’m not sure how many years back … Many years …
Anyway, it was great fun. A board small enough to be like family, large enough that there was always something going on. The name of the board and the characters on the banner (Twinkler the pony and Tigerhawk the BW Transformer) were purposely chosen because they made such an odd and funny contrast. I gave the board a sub-header from the movie The Specials:
"We may not be the prettiest, or the smartest, or the most powerful. But we don’t exist for the beautiful people of the world. We’re there for the oddball, the rebel, the outcast, the geek."
We were geeks, and we geeked out about Transformers, My Little Ponies, superheroes … We made jokes about Captain Atom secretly pining for a pair of pants, about the G3 pony playsets coming with forks (how do they use them?? we decided WTF stood for “why the fork?”), we made picfics of Vegeta vs. Parasol or Megatron learning the true meaning of Christmas, we wrote fanfics, we drew fan art …
I am so touched that people still remember it after all these years, so pleased that it had it led to friendships that are strong to this day. To read people’s comments about the board being a haven when they were younger, or that it influenced their taste in fiction (!!), or that it helped them through the torment that is adolescence … well, it made me tear up a little. It means a lot to me.
Thank you, my friends. TNT forever.