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Title: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: $ethie on May 24, 2008, 12:37:23 AM
http://www.blenkinandco.com/Templates/BC_Default.asp?modeID=Property&uID=63&GroupName=Sheriff%20Hutton%20Castle%20Estate%20and%20Warden's%20House&DoLogin=

So, I'm thinking that we buy it, and we can all live in the farmhouse. We'll make money by opening a small organic co-op, then selling our top-secret mulberry jam recipe to a multi-national conglomerate. We'll have cows and chickens and goats, too. Oh, and there's the little matter of the seven hundred year old ruins to explore. We can give tours, and open a museum of shit that we find.


For the most part, I'm totally serious. We can do a timeshare type deal, or something, except I'll live there permanently while everyone else comes and goes, or we can all live together, because mostly everyone here is pretty awesome. If twenty-five people get in on this, it'll only cost $120,000. I can probably get a loan for that much.

I really need a change of scenery, and ancient british ruins sound just my style.

Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Brittany on May 24, 2008, 01:16:50 AM
Well, I have a million.  How about the rest of you guys?  Wanna pool together?
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: caddy on May 24, 2008, 02:18:21 AM
can i pay for my portion in maraschino cherries, Sethie?
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Katherine May Williams on May 24, 2008, 08:06:13 AM
If someone has £595,000 (that's, what, a million-and-a-bit US dollars?) they want to gift me.. I'll buy THIS PLACE (http://www.foxtons.co.uk/search?search_key=location%5Fids%3D3%2D9%252C39%2D42%26search%5Ftype%3DSS&md5=&submit_type=&search_form=map&search_type=&result_view=map_all&currency=gbp&current_page=1&&property_id=635698&submit_type=search) and you can all come and stay whenever you want. I promise.

No ancient ruins on site, but it is near London Zoo..

Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: dangerpants on May 24, 2008, 08:21:45 AM
No ancient ruins on site, but it is near London Zoo..

This one sounds better.
Plus, we can just build our own guddurn ruins.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: yosmark on May 24, 2008, 03:25:22 PM
I have 15 bucks, wait until i graduate and i will be able to put my 120 000 dollars by now i only have 15 bucks; nevertheless i could be your Mexican service bitch i would be like the service maid in will & grace only than in a ... man haha so i could live there.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Haushinka on May 24, 2008, 03:26:33 PM
Yeah but nobody wants to go to York. Do they?
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: CeeGBee on May 24, 2008, 08:48:55 PM
 :wave:

I'd prefer a ruined Scottish castle, but if all we can afford is English, I'm sure it'll do.



Oh, and shouldn't this be in Anarchy, so no one else can see where our Secret Shadowbox Hideout is?
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: lentower on May 24, 2008, 09:06:06 PM
be more fun to turn it into a dresdon dolls museum and performance center
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Musings on May 24, 2008, 10:46:24 PM
*Calculates price I can get for selling a kidney on Ebay*

Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: caddy on May 24, 2008, 11:27:15 PM
be more fun to turn it into a dresdon dolls museum and performance center

how about we don't and say we did, eh?
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: CeeGBee on May 25, 2008, 12:30:58 AM
be more fun to turn it into a dresdon dolls museum and performance center
how about we don't and say we did, eh?
I'm with Suzy on this one...
Performance spaces are dime-a-dozen, castle ruins are scarce and wondrous things.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: $ethie on May 25, 2008, 01:05:35 AM
be more fun to turn it into a dresdon dolls museum and performance center
how about we don't and say we did, eh?
I'm with Suzy on this one...
Performance spaces are dime-a-dozen, castle ruins are scarce and wondrous things.

Yeah. Plus, shouldn't a prospective dresden dolls museum be opened in boston, not some random place in england?

And don't give me any shit about how hypocritical it is to have the SBHQ in england, but the museum somewhere else. It just makes sense that we should buy the coolest property on the market and then live there forever and never die, because we're super awesome like that.

Musings: I'm not interested in your kidney, but I'll give you $25 for your liver. I have some fava beans and a nice chianti all ready to go.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: caddy on May 25, 2008, 03:42:00 AM
mmmm. that sounds delicious. i'd be in to get down on some home-cooked liver. i hear Sri Lankans are spicy. mmm, spicy brains. ...i mean....liveerrr.

i've done a bit of back ally surgery. just get me some fabric shears, a needle, some thread, a pack of straws, a bunch of wet naps, and a couple of bottles of Everclear...and we're set. <3
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Kovacs on May 25, 2008, 06:30:30 AM
Plus, we can just build our own guddurn ruins.

I like this idea, because the process of actually building a ruin would be really really fun. Build something amazing and mysterious, then smash the shit out of it so people can only very vaguely figure what it did. Import some rocks from across the world just to fuck with em a bit.

Make sure it has a "series of small walls" as well.

"These were a small walled people..."
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Haushinka on May 25, 2008, 10:52:58 AM
:wave:

I'd prefer a ruined Scottish castle, but if all we can afford is English, I'm sure it'll do.


Scottish all the way.
PLus we have cheaper land tax.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: dangerpants on May 25, 2008, 11:06:52 AM
Plus, we can just build our own guddurn ruins.

I like this idea, because the process of actually building a ruin would be really really fun. Build something amazing and mysterious, then smash the shit out of it so people can only very vaguely figure what it did. Import some rocks from across the world just to fuck with em a bit.

Make sure it has a "series of small walls" as well.

"These were a small walled people..."

oooh, and paint pictures of me on them... then we can convince everyone that i'm a reincarnated goddess. YEAH!
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: doritojoe89 on June 08, 2008, 01:16:00 PM
we can make all the newbie members build a house for us.... forget money, we have MAN power!
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: yosmark on June 08, 2008, 01:28:10 PM
we can make all the newbie members build a house for us.... forget money, we have MAN power!

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHHA  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0

Well n00bs you have hear what dj have said, you can either work or paypal me the money i will manage everything.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Haushinka on June 08, 2008, 02:24:21 PM
By the by, York isn't just "some random place in England", it's of huuuuge historical improtance.

Plus, you americans don't have castles like us. If you want historic you gotta come to europe. We'll do some futuristic space age thang in the states.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: dangerpants on June 08, 2008, 02:39:24 PM
We'll do some futuristic space age thang in the states.

Nonono! It has to be cowboy themed!!!
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: $ethie on June 09, 2008, 02:51:14 PM
By the by, York isn't just "some random place in England", it's of huuuuge historical improtance.

Plus, you americans don't have castles like us. If you want historic you gotta come to europe. We'll do some futuristic space age thang in the states.

Well, my British geography isn't that good.

Also, we do have castles (http://www.nemacolincastle.org/). It's not really the same as a European castle, because it's only two centuries old, but it's still a castle. And it's only a few miles from where I grew up.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: 85283-071 on June 09, 2008, 02:57:33 PM
I would convert a factory, and you have plenty of those where you live.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: jtaylor on June 09, 2008, 06:36:15 PM
There is a castle at the top of my hill.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Haushinka on June 09, 2008, 06:49:57 PM
By the by, York isn't just "some random place in England", it's of huuuuge historical improtance.

Plus, you americans don't have castles like us. If you want historic you gotta come to europe. We'll do some futuristic space age thang in the states.

Well, my British geography isn't that good.

Also, we do have castles (http://www.nemacolincastle.org/). It's not really the same as a European castle, because it's only two centuries old, but it's still a castle. And it's only a few miles from where I grew up.

That's not a castle, that's a stately house!

This is a castle-

<a href="http://tinypic.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i26.tinypic.com/v4ue6v.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic">[/url]

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We have so many castles that they made this one a yoof hostel-

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Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: dangerpants on June 09, 2008, 06:59:43 PM
Another one in Sethie's and my state was turned into a college. (http://www.arcadia.edu)

so we do have castles. promise.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Haushinka on June 09, 2008, 07:05:38 PM
Ok, but still, whoever allowed that concrete and glass eyesore to be built next to that ought to be shot.
Plus you ain't got nessie. Or morag.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: jtaylor on June 09, 2008, 07:41:57 PM
I forgot about Arcadia being a castle.
So I live close to two castles.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: yosmark on June 09, 2008, 08:41:22 PM
We even have a castle here in México, it´s known as ... castillo de chapultepec big and beautiful... but it is now a museum.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: $ethie on June 10, 2008, 03:18:43 AM
Ok, but still, whoever allowed that concrete and glass eyesore to be built next to that ought to be shot.
Plus you ain't got nessie. Or morag.

No, we have Champ, Manipogo, and Ogopogo (http://www.unmuseum.org/nlake.htm). I saw Champ when I was in Vermont.

...well, it might have been a log, but I still took pictures.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Kenny Wisdom on June 10, 2008, 04:17:25 AM
I knew a Morag once.

Absolutely hideous without make up, but once the lippy went on she was transformed into an absolute stunner. It was freaky.

Vive le lippy.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: 85283-071 on June 12, 2008, 11:33:29 AM
I believe you, but that is the sort of claim that inspires skepticism.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Kenny Wisdom on June 12, 2008, 11:53:20 AM
Frankly, my dear...

(R. Butler.)

Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Shakti on June 26, 2008, 08:19:37 PM
Also, Gillette Castle in CT:
http://www.ctrivervalley.com/images-pictures-photos-of/Aerial-Photos-Pictures-CT/Connecticut-Attractions/9062A-Gillette-Castle-CT.jpg
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Paul on June 29, 2008, 06:03:32 AM
No, it has to be Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye...

(http://www.scotland-inverness.co.uk/dunvegan.jpg)

and also thrown in, part of the estate and just down the road - the Cuillin

(http://www.geo.lsa.umich.edu/~keken/Cuillin_Ridge_from_Blaven.jpg)


Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: CeeGBee on June 29, 2008, 11:12:47 AM
I want....
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Marldance on August 28, 2008, 10:13:24 PM
i like castles and i love you guys. count me in!
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Haushinka on September 14, 2008, 08:26:38 PM
How's bout we just move into my place?
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Katherine May Williams on September 14, 2008, 08:55:10 PM
No, it has to be Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye...

(http://www.scotland-inverness.co.uk/dunvegan.jpg)

and also thrown in, part of the estate and just down the road - the Cuillin

(http://www.geo.lsa.umich.edu/~keken/Cuillin_Ridge_from_Blaven.jpg)




You get Mordor "thrown in"?

Nice.

Dibs on any magic rings found laying around unattended.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Haushinka on September 14, 2008, 09:04:46 PM
Those are dramatic cuillin pics- on a shitty day they look like every other mountaiin range in Scotland- Fucking wet.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: murmur on September 14, 2008, 11:58:59 PM
I HAVE A NICKLE!
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: yosmark on September 15, 2008, 12:20:03 AM
^ I have 11 pesos.  :)
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: The Angel Raliel on September 15, 2008, 04:58:51 AM
My avatar is the new Shadowbox HQ
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: dangerpants on September 15, 2008, 12:26:17 PM
Unfortunately, I'm a little late to steal back Cock's Castle(/Hen's Castle) from Grace O'Malley... I hear it's haunted.  ;D That would have made an awesome HQ.
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: $ethie on November 05, 2008, 01:03:38 AM
The castle in the original post is still up for grabs. Also, there's an old factory/warehouse/mine up for sale in my area, totalling 80,000 sq. ft. we could so convert that shit into living quarters / an indoor amusement park. And we could give tours of the mine!
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Paul on November 28, 2008, 07:28:09 PM
Those are dramatic cuillin pics- on a shitty day they look like every other mountaiin range in Scotland- Fucking wet.

Tell me about it. Last year I visited and walked around Glencoe. Until the sun finally appeared and the rain stopped it was one of the wettest, dreariest and most miserable experiences I've had.

But after it, it was truly dramatic -

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/coolershaka/Glencoe%2019%20Oct%202007/AonachEagachSunset.jpg)

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/coolershaka/Glencoe%2019%20Oct%202007/ViewfromVisitorCentre-Dusk1.jpg)
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: $ethie on November 13, 2009, 02:40:00 AM
That castle is still for sale, and I haven't recieved checks from any of you yet. Come on, people! We need to get our shit together, and buy that thing before another forum buys it for thier HQ!
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: CeeGBee on November 13, 2009, 01:15:01 PM
That castle is still for sale, and I haven't recieved checks from any of you yet. Come on, people! We need to get our shit together, and buy that thing before another forum buys it for thier HQ!
My lawyer still hasn't gotten back to me about the UK's views on foreign co-operatives owning
registered historic sites for not-necessarily-interpretive purposes.  Until I have a firm answer, I
can't free up the funds...
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: Devery on November 13, 2009, 02:56:36 PM
I'll be able to contribute a sizable sum shortly.  All I have to do is open up an account with a few thousand dollars of my own money and I will receive 50% of a multimillion dollar estate of someone from some country in Africa (I'll have to check the email again) for helping the family short-circuit what would otherwise be a complicated, lengthy and expensive probate proceeding.  I can't wait!  What an incredible stroke of good fortune for yours truly!
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: The Angel Raliel on November 14, 2009, 03:04:09 AM
That castle is still for sale, and I haven't recieved checks from any of you yet. Come on, people! We need to get our shit together, and buy that thing before another forum buys it for thier HQ!
My lawyer still hasn't gotten back to me about the UK's views on foreign co-operatives owning
registered historic sites for not-necessarily-interpretive purposes.  Until I have a firm answer, I
can't free up the funds...
If you give me your account details and card number I will happily buy the castle in your stead as a UK native....
Title: Re: The New Shadowbox HQ - Anyone got a spare three million dollars?
Post by: CeeGBee on November 14, 2009, 03:06:00 PM
That castle is still for sale, and I haven't recieved checks from any of you yet. Come on, people! We need to get our shit together, and buy that thing before another forum buys it for thier HQ!
My lawyer still hasn't gotten back to me about the UK's views on foreign co-operatives owning
registered historic sites for not-necessarily-interpretive purposes.  Until I have a firm answer, I
can't free up the funds...
If you give me your account details and card number I will happily buy the castle in your stead as a UK native....
I was gonna get you to run my club...  Mightn't you be over-extended?  :-\