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Title: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 29, 2010, 07:01:34 PM
Since we all know how big and scary the moderators are (*snicker*), we thought it would be a great idea to each take a turn and introduce ourselves to you! Many of you know us already, but for the newbies, itís only fair they learn about us as well! Feel free to ask any questions after the introduction.  ;D
 
Here we go!
 
Forum Name: koko_99_2001 (ok, so I shouldíve shortened it when I joined the forum YEARS ago, but didnít know any better at that time!)
Goes by: Cat, Koko
Real Name: Catherine DaCosta
 
General Interests:
I love to read, mainly Christian Fiction. Favorite authors include Tamara Alexander, Tracie Peterson, Cathy Marie Hake, Judith Miller, Julie Klassen, and Iím sure there are MANY more!
 
Obviously I enjoy playing computer games. Kingís Quest was really my introduction to them. Since then Iíve played every Nancy Drew game, Sid Meierís Pirates, Baldurís Gate 1 & 2, Icewind Dale, and Iím currently in Icewind Dale 2. My husband and I also enjoy playing WoW together.
 
I've also gotten into sewing this last year and made the Renaissance costumes Erik and I wore to the Renaissance Festival this year. Cooking is definitely another love of mine...I just don't have as much time as I would like to whip things up! That said, the teachers where I work have been really stressed out this week due to school requirements, so I baked chocolate chip/white chocolate chip cookies for them. Who is their favorite speech therapist now, huh??
 
Kingís Quest:
As I said, Kingís Quest pretty much my introduction to computer games. The first computer we received had Kingís Quest VI already installed, so I remember many hours of playing in the Land of the Green Isles with my family. Later, we were introduced to Kingís Quest V by a family in our church. After that, I believe we just gradually collected all of the games as we could find them. This is before we knew about Amazon and eBay, so it really took some hunting. In fact, as I think about it, we did not even end up with the Internet until we got Mask of Eternity (our computers were too slow to be able to handle the Internet at that time), and I remember us having all of the games by that time.
 
I found TSL back when it was called the Unofficial Kingís Quest IX: Every Cloak Has A Silver Lining. My sister and I were looking online because we wondered if Sierra ever came out with a 9th game. Imagine our surprise when we found one of the original websites! Not long after that, I joined the forum, disappeared for about a year, and then came back and had to rejoin (due to moving of the server or something, everyone had to reregister). I think my profile says I joined February 2003 (Iím at work as I type this on Word, and do not have access to the forum :P).
 
Fun/Interesting Facts:
The Silver Lining has a special place in my heart for several reasons. One reason is definitely because Iíve watched it almost from the beginning and watched how it has evolved. Also, I was one of the co-founders of Save KQIX when Vivendi shut us down with a cease & desist back in 2005 while I was in graduate school. To see us come out of that so much stronger was amazing. Then, to watch it happen a second time this year! Both heart breaking and heart warming! Weíve returned and received fan licenses twice! How many projects can say that?? Iíve held many hats on this project beginning at Fan and moving to Community Representative, then Moderator, Beta Tester, Public Relations, Global Moderator, and HR Representative. Wow!
 
The other reason The Silver Lining is special to me is because I met my husband on this website. You can still find him lurking on the forum on occasion (Fataliomega). Back in the day, everyone used MSN to communicate and since I was in college, I stayed on MSN often to chat with forumers/friends anytime I had a break. Erik was one of these. We officially began talking (and I fell in love :P) in 2004, but life got in the way. Thatís what happens when one of you lives in Tennessee and the other in Florida! Anyway, God brought us back together in 2008, still long distance, but we made it work as he graduated from college. We were engaged February 14, 2009, married July 11, 2009, and have lived happily ever after since!
 
And before anyone asks, no we do not have children yetÖunless you count our kitten, Imoen (Immy for short!), who had her 1st birthday on August 24th. And yes, we are looking at getting her a brother or sister soon!

Pictures!
One of our favorite wedding pictures:
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs052.snc4/34952_737869990845_38404810_40125378_5797290_n.jpg)

At Chihuly Nights in Nashville:
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs113.snc4/36034_733763250785_38404810_39989636_6214160_n.jpg)

Ren Fest 2010 in the costumes I made:
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs635.snc3/31847_720941630415_38404810_39515560_6200909_n.jpg)

Hanging out with an awesome buddy of mine as we visit historical sites together
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs071.snc4/34923_738946054405_38404810_40154707_2151446_n.jpg)

Immy as a kitten, right after we got her:
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs234.snc1/8121_657864342805_38404810_37621597_869561_n.jpg)

A much more recent picture of Immy as she is begging us not to take her to her aunt...the Vet!
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs427.snc4/47054_753357239275_38404810_40598967_3550284_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: Haids1987 on September 29, 2010, 07:14:15 PM
Let me be the first to say that it's always great to see when Cat posts! She's so sweet and uplifting all the time, and is always a ray of sunshine.  Big and scary she is not, though her post count and community status might make it seem otherwise. :P

You're awesome, Cat!
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 29, 2010, 07:18:24 PM
Thank you, Haids :) You're the sweetheart! I do hope I don't scare anyone away with my long post, though!
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: Haids1987 on September 29, 2010, 07:20:59 PM
Hey, I read the whole thing and found it very interesting!  I LOVE your wedding pic, that's one I hadn't seen before. :)

You really are wonderful, Cat.  I always get excited when I see that you've been posting, you're always so sweet!
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: atec123 on September 29, 2010, 07:23:46 PM
nice idea.  are all the mods gonna be doing this?

oh and nice read too.  it's really pretty amazing that you met eric on the forums and then got married.
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: kindofdoon on September 29, 2010, 07:23:59 PM
So who else is going to post? These are good to read.
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: KatieHal on September 29, 2010, 07:29:18 PM
Yep, we will be doing a mod a week until we run out of mods. :)

Love the pictures, Cat! And seriously, nice work on those Ren Faire costumes!
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: waltzdancing on September 29, 2010, 07:41:38 PM
Cat's a great person and I have been blessed to get to know her. She is a hard worker but nothing seems to damper her spirits. You go, Cat!
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: dark-daventry on September 29, 2010, 07:53:14 PM
I love those photos cat! I don't think I've seen most of them. And for the record, I can't sow at all... I wish I could sow like you can.
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: KatieHal on September 29, 2010, 08:21:03 PM
Haha, I have to point out this one: it's "sew" when there's thread involved, DD. 'Sow' is related to tilling fields (hence the saying "reap what you sow"). :)
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: waltzdancing on September 29, 2010, 08:23:16 PM
I didn't notice. Oops  ;D
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: Rosella on September 29, 2010, 08:30:30 PM
It's great to see these pictures, Cat! ^^

I knew most of this, but what I didn't know was really interesting. And by the way, your cat is adorable. :P
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: Haids1987 on September 29, 2010, 10:18:33 PM
Haha, I have to point out this one: it's "sew" when there's thread involved, DD. 'Sow' is related to tilling fields (hence the saying "reap what you sow"). :)
Or it could refer to a pig or a stone pig statue.  (i.e.: "Girl at the rock sow.")
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: kindofdoon on September 29, 2010, 10:19:31 PM
I like this joke. :rofl:
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: Haids1987 on September 29, 2010, 10:20:52 PM
;) Good ol' typos.
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: MangoMercury on September 30, 2010, 12:11:49 AM
Nice to meet you, koko_99_2001!
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 30, 2010, 04:28:14 AM
Nice to meet all of you!

Glad you guys like the costumes :) I'm hoping to make some more, but haven't had the time yet. We are headed to the Texas Renaissance Festival this weekend. Whoo hoo!

Any questions for me? :D I'll be glad to answer them!
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: FataliOmega on September 30, 2010, 05:01:26 AM
Pleased to meet you, Koko.   ::)

We're going to the a Renfest in Texas soon too!
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: darthkiwi on September 30, 2010, 01:40:47 PM
That was a wonderful read; it's very welcoming to be told all this. It's an amazing thought that you met your husband on these forums, too  :D
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: crayauchtin on September 30, 2010, 03:47:17 PM
Are you and Erik back to Cenarion Circle, ps?? Cause I've been ignoring all my other servers for it so I can be a high level to create the guild asap!
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 01, 2010, 09:11:49 AM
We haven't made it back yet. Life has been SO crazy! But we want to get on soon!

I'm glad ya'll have enjoyed the read :)
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: Jafar on October 01, 2010, 09:28:21 AM
But you forgot the parts about the teddy bear stabbing and the closet shenanigans!

(Then again, I think we'd all like to forget the closet :P)
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 01, 2010, 01:39:42 PM
Then why did you bring it up? :P

I'm thinking there is just so much you can put in an introduction...HAVE to leave people something to chat about :P
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: Jafar on October 01, 2010, 01:46:08 PM
I'm on a nostalgia kick...so sue me. ::)
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: crayauchtin on October 01, 2010, 11:15:33 PM
That poor teddy bear.....

It had such potential for life. FOR LIFE. All gone....  :(

Anyways, hurry back!! I have only made one friend I've seen more than once on the server and it's lonely!! :P
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 02, 2010, 06:51:04 AM
Don't remember Erik's uncle's character on WoW...maybe I should pass it your way! :P
Title: Re: Meet the Mods: koko_99_2001
Post by: crayauchtin on October 02, 2010, 04:49:00 PM
Tell him to look for me. It's crayauchtin.... as always!