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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharmingTiger

Loss of Streak Celebration

Hey everyone! I lost my streak today!

I am extremely happy and excited in regards to this new development. I've been trying to lose it for months now, and I finally forgot to log on long enough for it to disappear! Woohoo!!! :-D

I think I got to Day 125 in this streak. Not too shabby!

Please, come celebrate with me in this joyous occasion. Leave a comment, a picture... anything you want. Lingots will be served as refreshments during the party.

Thank you all, and enjoy the day!

July 16, 2016

109 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForgedbyHistoria

The best language streaks take place outside of Duolingo, even if the green owl get's sad ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Oh Wise One, Please explain yourself? Now or later will be equally fine! ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForgedbyHistoria

I mean that the green owl is greedy. It puts a lot of stock in pixelated symbols and arbitrary numbers next to flags. What matters is using the language in your daily life. Finding the people who speak that language and connecting to their culture. It's about being a good neighbor. The owl will never understand that because it lives on the internet and spams our emails...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

That's why I call you, "Oh Wise One"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForgedbyHistoria

I'm not wise at all.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

FbH, Let's agree to disagree before this discussion comes to fisticuffs!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MasterZsword

Well spoken. However, I'm a horrid French speaker in real life. This site gives me too much credit... XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Is 'fisticuffs' French?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Multi0Lingual4

Google Translate says no. Then again, I didn't know it was English either until today...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MasterZsword

I thought it was an English term, but I guess not. It could be French... Actually, I could just look this up... XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Thank you ML, now I don't have to look it up...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Only on Duolingo could we have a 'serious' discussion about fisticuffs!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theron126

Yeah, when I go to Russia this summer, my streak will die for the second time, but if it measured non-Duo time on the language, it should count double...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/boncey

I'd never thought about it that way until now.

I lost a streak of 535 days when I went to Cuba.
But in Cuba I spoke lots and lots of Spanish and managed to communicate with people and deal with various situations that came up for me and my travelling companions.

Surely that's worth more than any streak? :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wombatua

Good job. Hopefully, I'll get there someday...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharmingTiger

Keep trying, Ed! I believe in you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin_0550

Haha that picture's great.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MasterZsword

That is absolutely kawaii! Ryan, I didn't know you had such cute tastes! ^ ^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

AAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! Heart permanently broken thanks to you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin_0550

I know, that Chipper's adorable, isn't it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin_0550

NICE streak you have there, Ed.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

WOW That is impressive!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wombatua

Eh. It is what it is. I figure I'll keep it up as long as it's easy for me to do so, and then rejoice when it's not.

And for anyone who's interested in giving me lingots: don't. I presently have more than 12,000. They're useless geegaws.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

For some reason Eeyore just came to my mind. It is what it is until it isn't. That's deep! ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wombatua

My wife does say that I can do a good Eeyore impression, for what it's worth...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

I'd like to meet your wife. She and I see eye to eye and we never even met! How cool is that?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_User

Asking us to not give you lingots is the surest way possible to make sure we do... Every time I ask for no lingots I get more than when I don't mention them at all...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/estudianteMTI3

.

But who cares!! Let's celebrate!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin_0550

Hahahahahahahaha- that picture's hilarious.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aanaaaa

I brought you a cake :) ( I don't need lingots )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharmingTiger

Mmmmmm..... are you kidding me???

A chocolate strawberry heartcake - how did you know my favorite thing????


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aanaaaa

I know things :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin_0550

that. looks. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharmingTiger

Wowowowow....!!!!

I didn't know that heaven was built in tiers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lento_Rodriguez

Congratulations on losing your streak!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin_0550

CONGRATULATIONSCONGRATULATIONSCONGRATULATIONSCONGRATULATIONSonajobwelldone.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alanford97

Congratulations! You're a free man now :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

? We're talking about a streak, right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MasterZsword

Oh, that is wonderful that you have a fresh start now! I can't seem to keep a decent streak anymore, but I suppose it's not that bad. Well, let the party begin...!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-21kfvKgjeF4/UukZhus-8CI/AAAAAAAAChY/FkZuBYbmiDY/s640/Happy+008.gif


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Multi0Lingual4

Lucky you! I want to lose my streak but I'm too addicted. Congrats!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Love ya, ML!!! Still, let's help 'Celebrate?' Where' s rubber duckie and Little Blue Tiger?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharmingTiger

In honor of Mary the tiger cub who we are missing right now:

No worries, though - our little friendly lurker will be back in just a few short days!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Awwww, Mary is soo cute!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

LittleBlueTiger unfortunately will not be joining this party, she is on vacation. :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Already? When that girl says goodbye, she means it!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/blue_basket_girl

This is the best streak post I've ever seen ;)

Congrats, Ryan! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RomanticLyrics

Congrats and thank you for sharing your spirit and wonderful attitude! Have a great day!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aanaaaa

Congratulations , it's a very special day ! :D :D :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin_0550

Umm... Ok, then! Uh, happy celebration...... This doesn't happen every day..... Uh, congratulations on this sad (or happy, in your case) occasion. Oh, CharmingTiger! I'm just SOOO happy for you! Just think, YOU just LOST around 125 days of hard work! Come on, every body! Lets throw a party! Boy, you're just plain old funny. :D Take some lingots. P.S.- I don't need any lingots.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SilverCharacter

Yay! Congrats! Someday I'll lose mine too... soon.. unfortunately, I still have it. I'll leave my sadness here for not losing my streak. :.(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin_0550

Yeah, I lost mine and it's hard to build it up again. P.S.- I'm so happy because I lost my streak...not really.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Condolences! RIP (tear)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Where is Theron with the marvelous dancing men? They do lend a festive touch to any celebration! Perhaps Charming Tiger might prefer some different entertainment? Quick, someone find the DJ Elephant!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Theron, That was majestically beautiful! Another wondrous choice!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Multi0Lingual4

Nah, he already gave Ryan some lingots and some gifs, apparently.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Sweetie, One can never have too many gifs or party guests! : )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SilverCharacter

That's my motto in life!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theron126

It was the other way around - I gave him a song and he gave me lingots. I don't do gifs.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharmingTiger

Update: I just woke up from a nap. I have a terrible headache today that just won't go away.... but in the meantime, I am so very very very happy that everyone is having fun at this party.

Thank you all for your nice comments and your entertaining/delicious pictures. I'm going to go lay back down for a bit, but I just wanted to tell you all how wonderful you are.

Thank you again.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WildSage

Congrats on your freedom!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin_0550

This is so funny.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marycpa

You will go far in this life (& any others) with your beat up attitude. I mean your upbeat attitude. I notice that my own compulsive nature is starting to rear its ugly head over this 'streak' business--this is NOT good for me. I used to be compulsive about getting all As in school & not whether I learned anything. Once I chilled out & dared to be mediocre, even to fail, I became a lot more creative & adventurous. I discovered I loved math & art & quantum physics & many other subjects I'd never explored. Seriously, thanks a lot for this party! I really WAS on the verge of getting too hung up on the numbers next to my symbols. Heck, I nearly joined a "Streak Team Competition." Screw that. Life is too short. I don't need the stress. OK, I'm gonna go mingle with the other party-people, enjoy their pictures & just hang out & be cool. May I 'friend' you & follow you? I like your healthy outlook! L&K, MaryB


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharmingTiger

Very good, Violette. Very good. I applaud your use of a gif here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-BellaLuna-

Might I just commend your upbeat attitude? Great job on losing the streak! Amazing job! lol A little unusual, but great just the same....Proud of you, tiger! Would you like Leo to give you some champagne? For the occasion, of course...... Want some fireworks? Maybe some cakes to go with that? or


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharmingTiger

Thanks, Soapie! :-D

That cake looks InSaNe.... not sure if cake or miniature candy store. :O

And whatever that thing is below - a cookie sandwich, perhaps? - well now, like that greedy little girl Veruca Salt sings in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory....

Don't - care - how - I want it nowwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!! (proceeds to fall down the chute under the Golden Goose egg weighing machine)

The lovely Anise' response: "Good heavens - that was one bad egg!" hahahaha

Oh and p.s. - I'm good on the champagne dear.... I see Leo over in the corner talking to Odelia.... there seems to be a lot of blushing and swooning going on on her part :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-BellaLuna-

Hehe You can never know who wants more champagne....Oooh looks where Leo and Odelia are and giggles XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin_0550

wow-they look amazing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-BellaLuna-

I know right? : D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

Yeah!!! If I pay enough lingots, can I get a streak freeze.. at zero? :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

You're freeeeeeee! XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/djsc2012

Well, it is unexpected to see this in Duolingo forums... But hey, congrats! After all, the important thing is to learn, not the streak!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_DarkLord_

Such a happy post, tears of joy !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/estudianteMTI3

Post it like this ![]( pic URL here)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Is Leo the only one who gets wine? ANISE, I am whining!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

My sincerest apologies Ev, I forgot to bring enough, so sadly only Leo could have some. But I just ran to the store, and got some more...along with some more beautiful chocolate cake. xD Here you are... ;) http://www.trade-scoop.com/image/wooden-wine-tray.jpg


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DreamingOdelia

Thank you so very much Anise! I'll have two glasses please, (and one phone number?)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALoUSyUseRnaME

Umm... congrats? Well then. Have some lingots!

edit: I said, have some lingots, not, "I want lingots!" Well, I guess I'll just have to return them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharmingTiger

Aaren, that picture is amazing!

Looks like we have a burgeoning anti-flame movement....

Happiness runs!

An elephant never forgets to forget his streak

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALoUSyUseRnaME

Thanks! (I hope it doesn't actually become a thing, Duolingo probably wouldn't want an anti-flame movement going around)

Did you just lower lip trembles give me more lingots?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharmingTiger

I completely emphatically and irrevocably deny any such claims!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALoUSyUseRnaME

T-t-t-t-this was not supposed to happen! starts rapidly clicking the give lingot button


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SilverCharacter

Haha! I think that us lingot - aires should make a club for people who have over a hundred lingots. Then we could just flash our club name and say something like, "Excuse me, I'm in the (whatever) club, and you can't give me lingots." Maybe we could also give lingots to the poor souls asking around in the forum. (Anonomously, of course) What do you think?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharmingTiger

@SilverCharacter - I think that is a great idea! It seems that the people here have been very generous and donated hundreds of their own lingots to people.

Thank you for your gifts, anonymous donors! And yes, I think that these lingot gifts are best served to those who are just starting to build their lingot cache, so be sure to give some to others, especially those new to the community.

Just think - a gift of 50 or 100 lingots to a newbie is like receiving a gold mine to them. Spread the joy!

Have a great day guys. ✌


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cavman144

@silvercharacter: although they don't have a club, they do have a HoF for people who have over one thousand lingots. you should check it out. (I'm currently trying to save up enough to get in having 829 lingots. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anise1105

I feel you Aaren. I have been a target of extreme lingot giving (Two thousand in 2 days) and we just need to bond together in this difficult time...the storm will pass. Looks epically off into the distance


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALoUSyUseRnaME

Extreme lingot giving? Please don't remind me. :P But yes, I hope these people will learn that they have better things to do.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin_0550

HAHA I like the pictures.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

Congratulations on making something good out of what others feel sad about. Personally, I was relieved to lose my Streak! I don't need any Lingots! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin_0550

Ok but it looks like you already have some... (by some I mean quite a few, and by quite a few I mean quite a lot, and by quite a lot I mean quite a...) Maybe you shouldn't say it and your chances of getting less becomes greater. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

Perhaps it's reverse osmosis. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PinguimRei

Good on you! Not having a streak can be such a relief. I used to have one but it stressed me out too much. (Never got as far as 100!)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

Tiger in search of a new streak:

Enjoy the freedom while it lasts!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duo524
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LOL. With a trip coming up and the very likely possibility that I might lose my streak, your post was exactly what I needed to see. Thank you. :-) And here is a Lingot for you.

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