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Newcomers to this forum are sometimes puzzled by constant and seemingly unrelated references to GOATS. It is a long running joke and is not meant to exclude anyone by accident but has been going so long we forget who knows and who doesn't.

It basically began to grow with a happy entry in a writing contest aided and abetted by @Jmack : -

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(apr-2015)-wvg/(apr-2015)-werewolf-vampire-girl-submission-thread/

This may even have begun before by friendly Goat v Dragon Wars, which explains why Dragon pics or references sometimes come up in all sorts of places.

This culminated in a fantastically fun and enjoyable RPG which went on for weeks and you can find the start of the  following Atku adventures here. 

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/rpg-fantasy-faction-style/rpg-2015-jmack's-recruiting-thread/

Again this is the source of other odd references such as Henry-the Jack, Oggy, The Captain, Akbar, and unusual references.

We also had a good time finding birthday presents for Jmack once, and occasionally references may relate here to the weird and wonderful gifts he received.

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/general-discussion/the-tale-of-finding-birthday-presents-for-jmack/msg116603/#msg116603

**Long ago we could purchase the ability to change titles and that caused a great deal of fun and some strange results as you can see. Even Racoon testicles in someone's title, not sure where that came from, too long ago, but maybe another joke, anyone remember?

This is what we called The Titles War. Unfortunately the shop has now run out and some bloated capitalists are hoarding the title change rights.  :'(

If you want to learn more about Atku Search him on Members List. He is a member and has made some posts which you can find there. Alternatively put Atku in Search on the Forum and you will find more references.

The longer you are around the Forum the more "in jokes" you will understand 'tho some may be lost in the mists of time and started by members not here often. Please do not hesitate to ask, we will always explain or refer, don't stay puzzled or feel left out.

Nothing is ever meant to exclude anyone. The Forum is so large and not everyone can follow every thread all the time. Social threads like The King's Paw also move very fast.

New members are welcome to join in and create your own jokes as time goes on. Humour can only make the Forum even more inclusive and welcoming, on here it may get cheeky and often very strange, but it is never cruel.


Please will other members add to this as there must be heaps I left out. Please @Arry if you approve could we sticky it in the best place?

**ETA After a giant update to the site the Shop and the  Bank disappeared, although there may be occasional references to them both, especially in older threads.
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Re: Jokes on the Forum, Goats and Atku God of Goats in particular
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2016, 02:44:35 PM »
Thank you for stickying. ;D
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Re: Jokes on the Forum, Goats and Atku God of Goats in particular
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2016, 02:47:52 PM »
Great summary :D

It was also linked to the Forum Birthday Cycle stories
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/general-discussion/the-forum-birthday-cycle/
(which was only happening around 1 year ago... seems longer)
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Re: Jokes on the Forum, Goats and Atku God of Goats in particular
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2016, 07:21:10 PM »
Great summary :D

It was also linked to the Forum Birthday Cycle stories
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/general-discussion/the-forum-birthday-cycle/
(which was only happening around 1 year ago... seems longer)

Yes!!
The author of these stories is brialliant! I mean, they're the best, most exciting... er, things!
People should pay the author money - voluntarily - for the enjoyment they bring.

Right?

Um, right?

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Re: Jokes on the Forum, Goats and Atku God of Goats in particular
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2016, 07:29:24 PM »
Meanwhile, given that my alter ago is a god, why can't I banish these weird pesky flies that want to land on me while I relax in the shade on a 100 faherenheit day and put off finishing the lawn mow?

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Re: Jokes on the Forum, Goats and Atku God of Goats in particular
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2016, 08:40:56 PM »
Jokes on forum?

Doctor I feel like a pair of curtain's

Pull yourself together

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Re: Jokes on the Forum, Goats and Atku God of Goats in particular
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2016, 09:02:43 PM »
I thought this was all serious, now you tell me it's a joke  :'(

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Re: Jokes on the Forum, Goats and Atku God of Goats in particular
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2016, 09:06:04 PM »
It's a sinister plot by Atku to make you think it was all a joke..
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Re: Jokes on the Forum, Goats and Atku God of Goats in particular
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2016, 09:30:09 AM »
From Peter Newman's twitter 8) (from @EverythingGoats)

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Re: Jokes on the Forum, Goats and Atku God of Goats in particular
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2016, 06:48:30 PM »
Careful. That's their "lure them with cuteness" pose.
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Re: Jokes on the Forum, Goats and Atku God of Goats in particular
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2018, 05:47:28 PM »
We've been missing goats...



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Re: Jokes on the Forum, Goats and Atku God of Goats in particular
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 08:11:20 PM »
Careful, it's armed!