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As I sat and contributed to the conversation in the Instructables Chatroom on the mid-afternoon of July the 25th, 2008, an idea swept across my mind: "This is really cool, that I have been brought together with people from different countries, and from all cultures, to discuss the likenesses between ourselves, whether it be hobbies, projects, and even problems. I'm thankful for Instructables' uniqueness to keep me hooked.." - Bumpus

I'm pretty sure I wasn't the only one glad to have discovered Instructables, so I voiced my Idea over to Gmjhowe. "We should organize a 'Thank You' of sorts to Instructables HQ." I said, he responded with: "That is a great idea! Lets send them like trophies!" - Bumpus

So, Bumpus and I, set out on a journey, one which would result in many new friends, some lulz, and lots of creativity! But, the journey was not without its perils, a few minor mishaps with some radioactive material, it wasn't at all cool, but was a close call indeed. - Gmjhowe

Here is how we did it -

1 - Create an off site secret meeting house (a chatroom, and a forum) give it a vague name (the three deserts)
2 - Gather troops, we basically pmed people and invited them to join/sign their souls away
3 - finalize idea, and talk a lot
4 - eat cake*
5 - move/hide/cover up hidden forum and chatroom at least three times, to avoid detection.
6 - send final items to HQ
7 - rejoice, eat more cake.*

Not all of the credit goes to me (Bumpus), but to Gmjhowe who contributed as much as I did..
Partners in Crime..

*A lie ;-) . -ll.13
Hey, I ate cake a lot when we were working on this project so it isn't totally a lie. -Sunbanks
I haven't had cake in months! Want...caaaaaake...and braaaaains.... -Cameron
Actually, the cake is a lie, this is a common misconception.
The cake is a pie? That's just confusing. Will somebody please get on with explaining this whole conspiracy? - K
The cake is a lie? Great...you tell me now, after I make the letter. -Wburg
They promised us cake...
Kiteman, the cake was a lie because it was, in fact, a pie! But, the pie is in actuality a cookie. - Splint.
And it's actually a piggy in disguise as a chimney! - Wburg
Cake starts with the letter C! - Labot

We will in each step, or two, explain how we made each of our letters.

Goodhart explains things perfectly for anybody feeling a bit left out -
'Really, for those that mention about being included, we only have so many letters, and I know for a fact that it was VERY difficult for the team to say "let's include him, him, her, not him....etc". Some things just have to be limited, and for those feeling left out, everyone has there own opportunity to say thank you in any way they wish; really. I know I am planning my own personal way as well.'

Thank you!
 
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tonygperez2 years ago
Gracias! instructables for creating a site my family can enjoy.
MackeFeet3 years ago
*Wipe tear* *sniffle* I LOVE YOU GUYS INSTRUCTABLES!!!!!!! :)
MackeFeet3 years ago
*Wipe tear* *sniffle* I LOVE YOU GUYS INSTRUCTABLES!!!!!!! :)
qwerty296 years ago
the cake is not a lie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1;)
I believe the cake itself is not a lie, but the promise of the cake is.
I got to the end of the game, just to find the promised cake is a lie! That just ruined my evening.
the cake is not a lie unless it says it is a pie
What kind of pie?
Apple.
Ooh my favourite!
No, Chicken, you dolt!

chicken run?
:D
apples with cinnamon all rolled up into a flaky crust and i am in heaven
And Apple Turnover in the summer time.
mmmmmm
You, sir, cake or death?
Scream that at people on Halloween when they come to your door saying their futile "trick or treat"s. Sometimes they say death. Then they work out what they said. Then you pull out a 17" kitchen knife and they run off screaming.
Well actually, would that not make the propect of such a thing a lie. Is there a cake or is it the figment of your imagination? Why should ckae be labeled such a thing? -Hehehe, Chris
there is a cake at the end of the game... and lots of GLaDOS eye things... and a metal claw that puts the candle on the cake out...
The DELICIOUS cake is a lie, however, the POISON cake is not.
You, sir, cake or death?
Kryptonite5 years ago
This is truly amazing, great Instructable, seriously moving.
Kryptonite5 years ago
All we need now is to know how to make that pin ball.
Ninzerbean5 years ago
This is beautiful guys.
fidgety26 years ago
my instructable tis of thee sweet thing of creativity of thee we sing website were my boredom died website where my ingenuity thrived i thanketh thee thankyou instructables i am unworthy of your awesomeness
zzoe6 years ago
Thanks! Hurrah!
wenpherd6 years ago
yay!
Berkin6 years ago
Nice!
Berkin6 years ago
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Plasmana6 years ago
That looks really great!!

Too bad I was not the part of this... :-(
Arbitror6 years ago
Too bad I couldn't make a letter... I would have made a plastic batch window with a letter in it...
Goodhart6 years ago
Really, for those that mention about being included, we only have so many letters, and I know for a fact that it was VERY difficult for the team to say "let's include him, him, her, not him....etc". Some things just have to be limited, and for those feeling left out, everyone has there own opportunity to say thank you in any way they wish; really. I know I am planning my own personal way as well.
i would have declined anyway, im a bit busy with school.............
bumpus (author)  DJ Radio6 years ago
Buhhahhahahhhahh
DJ Radio bumpus6 years ago
And I would not have been able to carve a letter If i did have time.......
I was just kidding around. Although, it would be cool to be a 'part' of the community, I didn't get to sign your shirt. :( or be in this. :( most people don't even know me. *sigh.
most people don't even know me. *sigh.

Well, thankfully I am not most people :-)
Yay! That's true.
Ok, I just didn't want hurt feelings, since this particular project had to be limited to around a certain number.

Hey, if you post and / or have a few instructables, you are a part of the community :-) I have noticed that, when I post an -ible, that I sometimes get a whole different group of commentators then I am accustomed to speaking with in the forums here, because some do not do much with the forums but a lot in the -ibles. Kind of like two sets of personality types are here :-) three actually, since some do both in varying degrees

Thats a good little sentance, im going to add this into the title.
*blush* Thanks. Although it is hardly little ;-)

I was just glad to be able to demonstrate, if only in a minor way, my appreciation and gratitude. I bet some feel I am a bit melodramatic about my other statement in the Ible, but it is the honest truth.
*manly brother-like hug*
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