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#1 Langley

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 02:25 PM

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14 years ago today, I met up with my friend Fred from highschool and we modified a nerf blaster, committed an act of petty larceny, and signed up for a Geocities account.  The blaster was actually a Super Soaker XP 150 modified to shoot nerf darts, the theft was a garden gnome from the garage-sale addicted hoarder down the street, and the Geocities account was for the LGLF homepage.  5 weeks later we joined up with one of my nephews (Left Nut) and found ourselves at the first annual Apocalypse nerf war, where we met Vacc and Spoon (the original founders of NerfHaven), One Man Clan, and the members of the Lawn Chair Mafia nerf clan.  A couple of weeks after that we hosted our own war, and called it GnomeFEST.  We were the baddest group of toy-gun-toting dorks in New Jersey.
 
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Over the next few years I met Talio and we all went on a road trip down to the D.C. area to nerf with Crankymonky and Groove (Edit: yes, and THIRST.).  Shortly after that, Hasbro sent a designer and an engineer out to a GnomeFEST to meet us, and they recruited Talio and One Man Clan into an early version of their Nerf Ambassador program.  The designer from Hasbro is still working there, leading the team on the Rebelle line.  We nerfed around Philadelphia and some paintball field in bumfuck Delaware, and had a few more Apocs and GnomeFESTS.  Around 2005 One Man Clan agreed to pick up some kid from Hoboken who he'd never met on the way to a war.  They sat in uncomfortable silence for about an hour as OMC wondered how this guy was going to load a nerf gun with only one arm.  That guy was JLego, and he turned out to be the fastest most impossible to hit nerfer at that event.  We met lots of other people over the years, and some drifted away or stopped nerfing, including Fred, and then eventually, me. 
 
When I came back in early 2008 after a two year hiatus, I reconnected with Talio and JLego, and they introduced me to some new guy named Splitlip.  We all agreed to carpool down to a DCNO later that spring, and in an alcohol fueled surge of collective nostalgia, the four of us decided to re-boot the LGLF. A month later Talio joined the Mag7 in the worst act of betrayal on American soil since Benedict Arnold.  But that was okay, because we would add Muttonchops in 2009 and Gears in 2010.  Our old allies Crankymonky and Groove would both join us in 2011, and (though he'll deny it) TED joined in around 2012.
 
Over the years we traveled all over the east coast, to Maryland and Virginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Chicago.  We went to Penn State for Humans vs Zombies, and some of us flew out for Armageddon in Los Angeles.  We made a lot of friends on those trips, and even more came out to visit us every year at Apoc.  We met the Sex Dwarves of Pittsburgh, and the U3 and Rainbow Clans from Chicago.  We played with nerfers from Ohio, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, Georgia and Florida.  We helped host Geddon, DCNOs, ECNOs and NENOs.  We ate Hasbro's Pizza and we drank their beer.  We busted UIN13s balls, hit on Lord Draconical's girlfriend and pooped in Forsaken Angel's toilet.
 
I got a little carried away there.  What was I saying? Oh yeah. 
 
I love this clan, and the people who are in it.  It's been an incredible 14 year journey and I wouldn't trade it for anything.  I know we're scattered all over the country now, and I'm well past my nerf expiration date, but I'll keep going if you do.  Thanks guys. 
 
-Langley
 
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There are some more photos I dug up in this album on facebook: https://www.facebook...59315644&type=3
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#2 hoongfu

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 03:27 PM

Man I can't tell if that's Mahala F. Atchison or not.  Because its definitely not Swimming River....    If only I had spent more time riding my bike around the neighborhood a bit more I would have run into you all.  If only I had talked to the Horsemen playing at Swimming River that one time.   If only. 


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#3 Langley

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 03:34 PM

The first two photos are from Tindall Park in Middletown NJ


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#4 hoongfu

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 03:37 PM

Nice.  Thanks for the recap and sharing. 


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#5 Gears

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 04:02 PM

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I'm at work and I'm feeling emotional and this is my most favorite NerfHaven post in the entire world.

I love you guys so much. 

 

 

I love this clan, and the people who are in it.  It's been an incredible 14 year journey and I wouldn't trade it for anything.  I know we're scattered all over the country now, and I'm well past my nerf expiration date, but I'll keep going if you do.  Thanks guys. 

 

 

I'll try to keep up.
 


Edited by Gears, 28 June 2016 - 04:02 PM.

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WoW is destroying my life.

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#6 Groove

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 05:33 PM

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I love this clan, and the people who are in it.  It's been an incredible 14 year journey and I wouldn't trade it for anything.  I know we're scattered all over the country now, and I'm well past my Nerf expiration date, but I'll keep going if you do.  Thanks guys. 

You guys are the best. Love everyone in this clan and I miss you all terribly. What a long, strange, alcohol-fueled trip it's been.

 

Here's to our colorful history and awesome future. Even though I'm a fossil by most Nerfing standards, I'll still be there at the large wars as long as you guys are, too. And...like all good things in life, my feelings towards all of this can be summarized perfectly with a quote from Anchorman.

 

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PS - I'm just going to say it right here and now. The LGLF logo is the best logo I have ever designed, for any group or organization, period. 


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#7 Langley

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 07:14 PM

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PS - I'm just going to say it right here and now. The LGLF logo is the best logo I have ever designed, for any group or organization, period.

 

Every time I drink with Ted and I get a little too sloshed he tries to talk me into getting it as a full-sized chest tattoo to match the t-shirts.  And every time I get a little too close to actually doing it. 

 

Here's the LGLF logo over the years, and some work Groove shared with us while he was working on the current iteration. 

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#8 THIRST

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 08:53 PM

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Visting Crankymonky and Groove and THIRST*


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#9 Jlego

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 11:11 PM

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I'm at work and I'm feeling emotional and this is my most favorite NerfHaven post in the entire world.

I love you guys so much. 

 

I'll try to keep up.

You guys are the best. Love everyone in this clan and I miss you all terribly. What a long, strange, alcohol-fueled trip it's been.

Ditto on ALL counts <3

 

I've been in this hobby for a good long while and I've spent so much time and effort making darts and blasters and going places to see people, but it's all so worth it to know people this excellent. I honestly can't imagine life without all of you in it, here's to 14 more years!
 

EDIT: Don't forget the creation of the NIC's greatest and most prolific bromance! (debatable, convince me otherwise/get @ me)

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Edited by Jlego, 28 June 2016 - 11:27 PM.

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#10 Muttonchops

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 10:11 AM

Goddamn that is awesome.  Well done Langley, and the rest of you.  I really need to get my ass back out to some wars...


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#11 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 08:46 AM

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You can poop in my toilet anytime champ.
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I don't get my kicks out of you,
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#12 Langley

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 09:04 AM

You can poop in my toilet anytime champ.

 

Oh fuck I'm dying.  I was most mostly speaking for Chops with that one, but thanks!


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#13 CaptainSlug

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 08:49 PM

You can poop in my toilet anytime champ.

It was a rare honor.


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:33 PM

Thats really cool how NERF brings everyone together for a good childhood and is even playable as adult XD


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