This thread is dedicated to our friend and fellow poster, Outlander. When he passed away, we lost an integral part of the AN community and we still miss him greatly.
Outlander was a very kind, generous soul who never knew a stranger in the forums. He was always one of the first to greet new posters and always had a kind word for artists, poets, writers and anyone else trying their hand at something creative. He even encouraged non-creative people to participate and be more creative.
Whenever he attended conventions, he would make up “care packages” for many forum members (including artwork, t-shirts, stickers, programs, etc.). He loved to promote anime in all forms! In the same vein, he would also commission original artwork for forum members. And he would do all of this at his own expense.
As he traveled around the forums, he would encourage new posters to participate and helped them overcome their shyness. He also helped the rest of us get motivated to keep on posting and would get annoyed at inactivity.
Also known for his biting & acerbic humor, he could insult you and you were happier for it. He didn’t let much get by him and always commented on anything & everything. Sometimes, we even paid him back in kind and he was nice enough to go along with it. One of his delights was welcoming/initiating new Tanettes (female posters with 100 posts or more). He loved to tease all of “His Tanettes”.
He often expressed the great love for his wife and Corgi puppy and posted many pictures of them. He was a real-life banker and retired from that job in 2011. After he retired we thought that he’d be with us forever, but sadly that was not to be. Outlander passed away on May 1, 2014, leaving us to mourn for one of our best members and greatest friends.
Included in this thread are most of the threads started by Outlander, including “As the Mecha Turns”, an oftentimes hilarious “true story” of forum members. Also included are many of his “actual conversations” as well as musings about life in general.
Not included in this thread is his very own “TAN Magazine”. This has been left as-is for posterity.
So, take a stroll down Memory Lane. Or whenever you need a laugh (or cry), read through this thread or click on the links below in honor of Outlander.
###Included in this thread
My Own Private Thread
Outlander: A Report
My lustful ode to Slowhand
TAN Charity Drive
A funny thing happened on the way to the forum
Hey TAN, What’s for Dinner?
A Very Special Oprah Winfrey Show
The Scouts: Mild mannered social organization or evil cult?
Y helloz thar!
As the Mecha Turns
The TAN Newsdesk
Greetings from the Future!
The TAN New Year Bash
In der nordischen Sprache!
Winter Olympic Sports I would watch
Anime Primal Scream
If I were in charge
Rub My Belly!
The Great Debate
Hentai, a physcological case study and treatment
Outlander’s Room of Retarded Tales
A salute to the TAN-ettes
Vote for me
TAN Gift Exchange
Bank of Pain
Dear Spazzyspam: The little hairy men problem
News from Lady Of Wicca
TAN’s Anime E-Bay
Goodbye to all that now
AH! To be a Pirate!
Son of My Own Private Thread
TAN Late Night Radio Show
Dear Santa, I’ve been good…
Congratulations, Forest, Newest TAN-ette
The “Eyes” have it TAN, (oh…wait… maybe not)
Zen and the Art of Cannibalism
Sex, Decadence and Drunken Stupor in Paradise
Dear Snowy Stampede
Skydemonwolf: Official TAN-ette
###Not included in this thread
Outlander was very prolific - these are the threads he posted in most often.
Gals Opinions on Stuff 2: Censored Version
Gifs, gifs, & more gifs!
Have you ever been drunk while posting in this forum?
I work for The Anime Network. Ask me anything you want
Ohayocon News & Notes
Release the Kitties!
TAN Casting Call
That’s just right
That’s just wrong
Things to Ponder
Things You Didn’t Know You Wanted (Until Now)
This reminded me of you
What’s On Your Mind?