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Arizona Theme
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Jun 1, 2011 12:07am
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Wow. I love this theme, it's gorgeous!
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Reply to: #610792 by wassamatta u
Jun 1, 2011 1:06am
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Wow. I love this theme, it's gorgeous!

I was pretty happy with it by the time I finished. *nodding* =)

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #610795 by Green Tortuga
Jun 1, 2011 1:21am
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I love it too!

Is the list of letterboxers in AZ based on a search of the locations people put in their profiles? Because I noticed that Doctor and I are included, but Heart Writer isn't - and we all three live under the same roof.

just fyi, I have IE8, and I can see the grand canyon just fine

romana
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Reply to: #610792 by wassamatta u
Jun 1, 2011 6:40am
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Everytime I try to set this theme I get the backpacking the backwoods theme....

please help me....

help me please....

GG
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Reply to: #610792 by wassamatta u
Jun 1, 2011 6:57am
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Beautiful theme & I love the about theme page!
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Reply to: #610795 by Green Tortuga
Jun 1, 2011 7:02am
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Ok, I read the 'About Theme' section, but didn't see anything that tells me what in the heck the image is in the menu bars. At first glance I thought it was some sort of insect, but now I think it is a hunched person blowing a horn. I'd still love to know what it has to do with Arizona though. Ryan?

TG
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Reply to: #610843 by Trekkie Gal
Jun 1, 2011 7:08am
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Wow... I'm homesick for Sedona and the desert! I LOVE the theme which is so beautiful. Kopepelli is the dude below!

The sunset is wonderful and makes me wish to be there NOW!!!!

Wendy
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Reply to: #610843 by Trekkie Gal
Jun 1, 2011 7:11am
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Looks like an Indian to me with some sort of instrument to shake in time with the drums as they dance around a circle. Have you never seen a stomp dance? Ahhh, as Wendy pointed out, the below was a clearer version, it seems, and true enough the character looks to be holding it to the mouth, so you are right, TG.....playing it, not shaking something....sorry...
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Reply to: #610843 by Trekkie Gal
Jun 1, 2011 7:11am
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Kokopelli is a fertility deity among the Hopi. He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music. He is a common figure in the Southwest and appears on the city's trash cans in Moab UT. I've seen many, many stamps carved in his image in southern UT and elsewhere. I don't recall seeing him in Star Trek though.
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Reply to: #610795 by Green Tortuga
Jun 1, 2011 7:13am
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makes me hot just lookin at it :P
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Reply to: #610843 by Trekkie Gal
Jun 1, 2011 7:18am
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a hunched person blowing a horn

Try this site for a little explanation....

http://www.indigenouspeople.net/kokopelli.htm

Y~K b

....who thinks I'll go find my flute now....
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Reply to: #610834 by Goofy girl
Jun 1, 2011 7:35am
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Never mind figured it out myself...

I cleared the back pack theme. I had copied the css for the Arizona theme and put it in the personal URL area and saved!!

Yay ME!!! the non techy person figured it out!!!

GG
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Reply to: #610834 by Goofy girl
Jun 1, 2011 12:48pm
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Everytime I try to set this theme I get the backpacking the backwoods theme....

Whoops! I forgot to update that part.... I'll do it later tonight, though. =)

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #610795 by Green Tortuga
Jun 1, 2011 1:52pm
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I was pretty happy with it by the time I finished. *nodding* =)

You should be! This is one of my favorites.........and I'm not even from Arizona! Super job on the "Sunset"!

Y~K b
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Reply to: #610843 by Trekkie Gal
Jun 1, 2011 10:19pm
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At first glance I thought it was some sort of insect, but now I think it is a hunched person blowing a horn.

Spoken like someone who's never traveled west of the Mississippi. ;o) As others have already noted, that's Kokopelli--a symbol you see used everywhere in the Southwest. It's not just a hunched person, though, it's a hunchback, and it's not blowing a horn, but rather a flute. =) You can't escape him anywhere in Arizona either! I wouldn't even be surprised if you checked your Arizona postcards if you don't find that symbol on it somewhere. =)

But I've updated the About Theme page to include what it is now. =)

I also fixed the link at the bottom to set Arizona as your theme, so that works now as well. (I've been offline most of today and didn't have a chance to fix this stuff until now!)

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #611082 by Green Tortuga
Jun 1, 2011 10:44pm
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oops! I couldn't find this thread! My comments about the theme are on the Ryan is a total Goober board. Ryan is AMAZING!!!

Go Arizona!!!

Doctor
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Reply to: #610792 by wassamatta u
Jun 1, 2011 11:18pm
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Wow. I love this theme, it's gorgeous!

Yes, it is a nice theme.

But why today? The anniversary of Arizona's admission to the union was February 14th.
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Reply to: #611085 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jun 1, 2011 11:32pm
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But why today?

I've been putting up a new state theme the first week of every month. The date is of no significance--Arizona just happens to be the next state up in alphabetical order. =)

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #611082 by Green Tortuga
Jun 2, 2011 5:13am
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It's not just a hunched person, though, it's a hunchback,

in some stories the hunch back was actually a bag of seeds carried over the shoulder and onto the bag which later morphed into the curved body structure.
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Reply to: #611087 by Green Tortuga
Jun 2, 2011 6:30am
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Arizona just happens to be the next state up in alphabetical order.

AUGHHHH! Alphafreakingbetical ORDER???

Crap.
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Reply to: #611082 by Green Tortuga
Jun 2, 2011 6:52am
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Spoken like someone who's never traveled west of the Mississippi.

I have, actually. A good number of times. Just never to the Southwest. Unless you count landing in Phoenix but not getting off the plane (we were on the ground for about 20 minutes). :)

TG
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Reply to: #611148 by Gryffindors
Jun 2, 2011 7:18am
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AUGHHHH! Alphafreakingbetical ORDER???

Yea, I counted it up last night because I thought I might send some images to Ryan when it's time for Missouri to roll around. I need to get going on it because I only have till March 2013!
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Reply to: #611168 by Dizzy
Jun 2, 2011 7:21am
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and aint it a shame that the world is suppose to end Oct 21, 2011 and Dec 21, 2012

GG
or something like that (first one is harold camping's revised revised revised date and the other one is suppose to be the end of the Mayan Calendar but I get confused on the actual date 21 or 31)
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Reply to: #611169 by Goofy girl
Jun 2, 2011 7:35am
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and aint it a shame that the world is suppose to end Oct 21, 2011 and Dec 21, 2012

Then I really better get moving so I can send him some images by Dec 2012! I don't believe Oct 2011... he cried wolf twice already. I guess if he's right, that'll show me!
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Reply to: #611172 by Dizzy
Jun 2, 2011 7:43am
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I don't believe Oct 2011... he cried wolf twice already. I guess if he's right, that'll show me!

If he's right, that'll show God. :)
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Reply to: #611176 by Sheba
Jun 2, 2011 7:44am
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I don't believe either date. Just like I didn't believe the May 21st date.

I believe God when he said no man will know the day nor the hour... not even the angels know the day.

GG
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Reply to: #611148 by Gryffindors
Jun 2, 2011 8:33am
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I feel your pain - almost.
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Reply to: #611148 by Gryffindors
Jun 2, 2011 10:17am
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AUGHHHH! Alphafreakingbetical ORDER???

There has to be some sort of order. Not like I can do them all simultaneously! =) At least this way, it's easy for me to keep track of which themes I've done and which ones I haven't. =)

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #611158 by Trekkie Gal
Jun 2, 2011 10:19am
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Unless you count landing in Phoenix but not getting off the plane (we were on the ground for about 20 minutes). :)

Darned right I count landing in Phoenix! Because if you kept your eyes open, you probably saw that symbol in every shop, on the carpet, on the TV--they use it everywhere! I think you could even see it on highway overpasses while the plane was coming in for a landing! (Okay, the carpet, as I remember, is actually little airplanes, which is quite cute, but it could have been Kokopelli.)

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #611158 by Trekkie Gal
Jun 2, 2011 10:21am
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Unless you count landing in Phoenix

Can I count changing planes in Chicago as being in IL? Actually I do count that because I was there even if only for a short time. :)

Shiloh