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Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« on: Jan 04, 2022, 08:04 AM »
Happy New Year! We hope this newsletter finds you safe, happy and healthy.

This newsletter is to notify you that the EnnisJack forum will close on January 31, 2022 after more than 16 years of campfire up on Brokeback.

We are sure that you have some of your favorite threads and we suggest that you print/save as PDF copies before the forum closing. Every thread has a “print” icon on the top right corner which allows you to print or save a copy. If you want to print a thread with images, follow the link below.

http://www.ennisjack.com/forum/index.php?topic=11109.msg637327#msg637327

If you’d like to re-establish contacts with some forum members, now it is time to do so using forum’s personal messages. It is also a good idea to save your personal messages because you won’t be able to access them after the forum is closed. If you have any questions or would like to stay connected, please email ennisjack@gmail.com

Over the years, we have made more than 1 million posts with members from all over the world. It has been amazing to see the movie Brokeback Mountain touching so many lives in so many ways. We thank you for your love and support and for sharing part of your life with us.

“I swear!”

Regards,
The Brokeback Mountain Forum @ ennisjack.com Team.
« Last Edit: Jan 04, 2022, 08:50 AM by ethan »
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Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Reply #1 on: Jan 04, 2022, 10:20 AM »
Wow, I can't believe this part of our journey is coming to an end! I haven't been around much the last few years but somehow knowing that when I come back, it's always here has been an enormous comfort. Like Ennis and Jack finding their way out into the middle of nowhere every now and then. I'll have to beef up my supply of postcards.

Thank you to Ethan for creating this place that has meant so much to so many. Thank you to the moderating team for maintaining the space with such care and thoughtfulness. And thank you to everyone who has ever commented, posted pictures, or just stopped in to visit and leave your print in the sand. It's been a haven, an inspiration, and a reminder that kindness, respect, creativity and love are present in the world all around us if we open our eyes, our minds and our hearts to see it. It has been an honor and a privilege to walk this path on the mountain with my forum family. I love you and wish you all the very best that life has to offer. A piece of each of you will always be in my heart.
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Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Reply #2 on: Jan 04, 2022, 04:48 PM »
I can't believe that our amazing forum is closing . In the beginning, I've been spending many hours almost every day here !
I know that I wasn't been around much lately
but I loved to come from time to time just read and see if there is something interesting posted in here.
Thank you Ethan for all the effort you put in our forum   (:*  love  and peace  :ghug:  <^(  :s:
Henia

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Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Reply #3 on: Jan 04, 2022, 05:09 PM »
dearest ethan, dear all of you!

it has been the most incredible journey of my life, and i have to thank you, each and everyone who made this place a home for me, and so many others who had felt lost after the impact of our movie. coming here opened a door to a wonderful world for me, in a metaphorical sense.
but not only.
i had the joy to feel the wonder of meeting like minded people like friends i never knew i had.
and still have the joy to know and call my friends.

ethan, thank you for this journey. i know it is a difficult step for you. but we understand, and are by your side. and will always be grateful for your dedication.

BBM forever.
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Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Reply #4 on: Jan 04, 2022, 09:32 PM »
This is very bittersweet. When this movie first came into my life I had so many overwhelming emotions and was beyond fortunate to have found this spot on the mountain. I couldn't have asked for better company, support or friends to help guide me as I navigated that part of my journey. I have so many beautiful memories and several storage boxes full of BBM mementos from members and our meets; I went through them not too long ago and the memory is strong. I've shed so many tears here (I'm crying now as I type so not much has changed  ::) ;))  and am glad most of them have been happy and for that I thank all who have ever dropped by our side of the mountain.

Thank you Ethan for lighting the fire that beckoned us to this beautiful home. Thank you for maintaining it and for the caring and loving environment you fostered here. You and everyone here showed me that there was/is good, kindness and right still in this world. I carry this place and all here with me everyday because it is a huge part of who I am. I hold all of you in my heart and wish you all  love, health and beautiful moments each and every day. <^( <^(
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Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Reply #5 on: Jan 05, 2022, 10:40 AM »
I discovered this forum just a few months after turning 17 and remained an active and enthusiastic member for two years. That was back in 2006. And I simply wanted to thank all of you for creating such an amazing community of loving, caring, giving, heart-centered people, thereby not only allowing seventeen-year-old me to find an outlet for my intense and overwhelming emotions, but also enabling me to thrive.

In no other online community have I ever felt so seen, heard and safe. And since I am currently on a path to becoming a somatic practitioner/therapist, I understand the need for creating a safe environment on a much deeper level than I did sixteen years ago.

I feel unbelievably lucky to have found such a unique tribe of supportive, like-minded individuals at such a young age. The fact that the majority of the people here were twice my age, yet always valued my thoughts and opinions, as well as validated my emotions and experiences, is something I have never taken for granted and certainly something I am never going to forget. Not a single one of my extremely long and elaborate posts went uncommented or unacknowledged. You guys really took the time to read the writings of an inexperienced seventeen-year-old and treated her as an equal. Not one single member of this forum has ever been condescending or rude - gentleness, softness, openness, warmth and curiosity reigned supreme, with love being the forum's currency. Our differences united us. And I find that endlessly humbling and beautiful.

Thank you Ethan for creating this amazing forum, thanks to all the moderators and to everyone who has ever shared a piece of themselves here. You could not have found a safer and more loving space to do so.
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Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Reply #6 on: Jan 06, 2022, 03:25 AM »
I can't believe the forum will be closed. This is really bittersweet and makes me feel so nostalgic.

Thank you everyone for your kindness, patience and understanding. I've found a home here, when I was so devastated by the movie.

So many interesting discussions, so many tears, and so many laughs...  I will cherish all these memories my entire life.

Thank you Ethan, for the creation of this forum. It changed our lives forever  ^f^

I love you all. Ennis & Jack forever !

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Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Reply #7 on: Jan 06, 2022, 09:11 AM »
I guess it is a logical step in the life of the forum, albeit a sad one.
I have so many memories here. The forum, and its members where here when I needed them, and I was happy to help in return when others needed support. And we had honestly so much fun too. And the greatest gift is all the friendships that have developped over the years. This is something rare and precious that does not happen often.

It's been a great honor and my pleasure to help the forum as a moderator.

BBM changed my heart, but ennisjack changed my life, for the better. And for that I will be forever grateful.
So thank you very much Ethan for all of this.

Even if I didn't come very often anymore, I'm gonna miss this place. But I am glad that the connexions and friendships I have made here will remain  :c)
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Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Reply #8 on: Jan 06, 2022, 01:34 PM »
I was 16 when I first found and joined this forum. 16 and still coming to terms with who I was, what I wanted. How amazing it felt to find an online home with such likeminded and above all else, friendly people. I had never found an online community that was so genuine and warm.

Now I'm well past 30 and have nothing but wonderful, fond memories of this place. I've met some really awesome people, had engaging discussions and of course, shared so many Jake pics.  ;D

Thank you so much Ethan, the rest of the admins, mods and members for making this special place.

Teenage me as well as adult me are forever grateful we found you.
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Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Reply #9 on: Jan 07, 2022, 02:56 PM »
Sad news indeed. I spent so many many days and nights here crying and laughing, sharing and caring, having back so many words and thoughts from all over the world. This is a magic place, even if I wasnt here around in late years. It will be always in my heart, together with Ennis and Jack. All the people I talked to here are inside me. I re-read old things in the late minutes, and it was a big emotion. And the names of brokies I read, starting from sweet Ethan of course... It's amazing I never forgot any of them! And never will happen. I will miss you all but I will find you all somewhere in me.  %)
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Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Reply #10 on: Jan 13, 2022, 11:19 AM »
I discovered this forum just a few months after turning 17 and remained an active and enthusiastic member for two years. That was back in 2006. And I simply wanted to thank all of you for creating such an amazing community of loving, caring, giving, heart-centered people, thereby not only allowing seventeen-year-old me to find an outlet for my intense and overwhelming emotions, but also enabling me to thrive.

In no other online community have I ever felt so seen, heard and safe. And since I am currently on a path to becoming a somatic practitioner/therapist, I understand the need for creating a safe environment on a much deeper level than I did sixteen years ago.

I feel unbelievably lucky to have found such a unique tribe of supportive, like-minded individuals at such a young age. The fact that the majority of the people here were twice my age, yet always valued my thoughts and opinions, as well as validated my emotions and experiences, is something I have never taken for granted and certainly something I am never going to forget. Not a single one of my extremely long and elaborate posts went uncommented or unacknowledged. You guys really took the time to read the writings of an inexperienced seventeen-year-old and treated her as an equal. Not one single member of this forum has ever been condescending or rude - gentleness, softness, openness, warmth and curiosity reigned supreme, with love being the forum's currency. Our differences united us. And I find that endlessly humbling and beautiful.

Thank you Ethan for creating this amazing forum, thanks to all the moderators and to everyone who has ever shared a piece of themselves here. You could not have found a safer and more loving space to do so.

This post brought tears to my eyes. Thank you.
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Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Reply #11 on: Jan 13, 2022, 11:51 AM »
Yay, I just saw  that Ethan posted on BBMfriends on FB
and it says that the forum is not closing just changing servers &**)

quoting:
'am happy to tell you that the forum has moved to a new hosting server and will not close as planned.'
"What Jack remembered and craved in a way he could neither help nor understand was the time that distant summer on Brokeback when Ennis had come up behind him and pulled him close,the silent embrace satisfying some shared and sexless hunger."
"I miss you so much I can hardly stand it."