Topic: CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE A HIPSTER OLDBIE (Read 37837 times)

  • "Get eight hours of drugs!"
  • Group: Member
  • Joined: Oct 31, 2006
  • Posts: 32
#killallmoustaches

  • Avatar of mkkmypet
  • Fuzzball of Doom!!!11one
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Premium Member
  • Joined: May 5, 2003
  • Posts: 1204
just droppin' a post in here to say hi to all these old faces. hi old faces!!

i've been active at gw/sw on and off since i was 6 years old (and made my current account when i was 6, and now i am 18 and i am still here #wow #woah

this place has been such a huge influence on me-- maybe more so than anyone else, due to my age. it's so hard trying to explain to others how much i have been impacted by growing up on these forums... how do i explain targ to my girlfriend? haha. GW/SW has challenged and shaped my values, my sense of humor, my intelligence, and my identity. huh, that sounds dramatic... but it's pretty true. i don't know what i would be like without the experiences i've had online. so much of who i am is based around conversations between people on the internet.

no lie i talk about this place in coded terms all the time. it gets super awkward when people are like, "oh, who was the friend?"

"ummm.... chef... boyardee..."

haha i have had this happen many times. what surprised me was when some friends actually recognized who i was talking about when i said "chef boyardee", and they were like WOAH YOU KNOW THE GUY WHO MADE BARKLEY SHUT UP AND JAM GAIDEN??! :O hahah. it's pretty crazy how that has come up in my real life! or rather, my in-person life... because GW/SW is definitely a huge part of my "real life", and the friends i've made here are just as real as any others. *sniffle* i love you guys !!! ;v; haha.

also-- others have mentioned this, i think, but-- a weird thing about forums is how personally connected you can feel to people who you haven't even seen or heard or necessarily talked to. just by reading people's posts and watching their interactions, you get to know people really well... often even without knowing certain things that would be considered "basics" in person, such as gender, height, race, etc... it's really interesting. like, i never even talked to steel very much in any sort of one-on-one basis, although we did have plenty of discussions (i.e. him yelling at me for being dumb) on the forums. but i ended up feeling so close to him, on the basis of our arguments, and his funny creations, and his posts during his battle with cancer... ultimately, he became someone i really looked up to and cared about, and his death hit me harder than i ever thought it could...

like, daaanng, guys. forums are deep. i don't think i'll ever really understand the extent to which i have been shaped by this place. :o

oh and since people are bringing up funny and shameful moments from the past: my 15 minutes of internet drama came from when chef impersonated me on AIM and wooed doktormartini and then posted the chat logs. and for some reason chef thought i lived in Hawaii, and so that's what he had said to dok. FYI, Sludgelord: even now, people ask me on IRC if i'm from Hawaii, even though i have lived in Michigan for my entire life. :P
semper games.
  • Avatar of tuxedo marx
  • Fuckin' A.
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Premium Member
  • Joined: Oct 21, 2005
  • Posts: 4143
i said this already but seeing my twitter blow up over the sequel to a game that came from this lil ol' forum was a really weird experience

i am also still really uncomfortable with the title of this thread
  • Avatar of jamie
  • ruined former youth seeking atonement
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Premium Member
  • Joined: Jun 4, 2003
  • Posts: 3581
Quote
i am also still really uncomfortable with the title of this thread

if it is going to stick around, someone should change the title
  • Avatar of dada
  • VILLAIN
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Administrator
  • Joined: Dec 27, 2002
  • Posts: 5531
yes good call, I think the point has been made(a call back to HEY REMEMBER WHEN) so I'll change the title
  • Avatar of fucked up wastoid
  • Pip
  • Group: Member
  • Joined: Sep 1, 2012
  • Posts: 187
lets not whitewash our sordid history...
  • Avatar of DoctorEars
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Member
  • Joined: Jan 10, 2005
  • Posts: 1070
Hello guys. I was around more 2+ years ago, sorta dropped out of here a bit when the change to SaltW happened. Seeing the Barkley 2 thing all start up reminded me of this place, so I'm back! Might post some art and crap.
  • Avatar of Vellfire
  • TV people want to leave
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Premium Member
  • Joined: Feb 13, 2004
  • Posts: 9602
lets not whitewash our sordid history...

but let's also not repeat our sordid history...
I love this hobby - stealing your mother's diary
BRRING! BRRING!
Hello!  It's me, Vellfire!  FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER! ... Bye!  CLICK!  @gidgetnomates
  • Avatar of bonzi_buddy
  • Kaiser
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Premium Member
  • Joined: Apr 15, 2005
  • Posts: 1998
but admit it, tits' a good reminder of our sordino history...
  • Avatar of dada
  • VILLAIN
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Administrator
  • Joined: Dec 27, 2002
  • Posts: 5531
let's not repeat our sardine history
  • Avatar of tuxedo marx
  • Fuckin' A.
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Premium Member
  • Joined: Oct 21, 2005
  • Posts: 4143
let's repeat our sandino history every day
  • Avatar of Vellfire
  • TV people want to leave
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Premium Member
  • Joined: Feb 13, 2004
  • Posts: 9602
let us never repeat our sardonicus history
I love this hobby - stealing your mother's diary
BRRING! BRRING!
Hello!  It's me, Vellfire!  FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER! ... Bye!  CLICK!  @gidgetnomates
  • Avatar of Swordfish
  • Comrade!?! I AM NOT A FUCKING RUSSIAN
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Premium Member
  • Joined: Sep 12, 2003
  • Posts: 1074
But I want to hear about our sebaceous history!

EDIT: Speaking of which, SEMPERGAMES!
RIP DoktorMartini

My brute!
  • Avatar of Kaworu
  • kaworu*Sigh*Isnt he the cutest person ever
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Premium Member
  • Joined: Oct 12, 2002
  • Posts: 5755
let's repeat our San Bernadino history!
  • aye ess dee eff el cay jay ache
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Premium Member
  • Joined: Jun 24, 2005
  • Posts: 5149
let's replete our supported history
I USE Q'S INSTEQD OF Q'S
  • Avatar of Shepperd
  • MUSULMAEN
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Premium Member
  • Joined: Apr 23, 2004
  • Posts: 2618
i am also still really uncomfortable with the title of this thread

THIS IS YOUR HISTORY, CHILD! ACCEPT THE SHAME! BATH YOURSELF IN IT!

also, woah mkk is a lesbian, interestins
  • Avatar of Rye Bread
  • old skool
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Premium Member
  • Joined: Jan 7, 2003
  • Posts: 821
Stuff about GW being a major influence

I didn't join GW until I was a teenager but this is probably true for me too, since it was the first large internet community I was somewhat active in.  Talking to Hundley in particular really sparked my interest in writing, reading actual good novels instead of manga and low end fantasy shit, and getting into lit/film analysis.
  • Avatar of Bobberticus
  • now that's what I'm talking about
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Premium Member
  • Joined: Sep 20, 2003
  • Posts: 888
i am gw
fuck it all, dd is dead
  • Avatar of mkkmypet
  • Fuzzball of Doom!!!11one
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Premium Member
  • Joined: May 5, 2003
  • Posts: 1204
also, woah mkk is a lesbian, interestins

pansexual, not lesbian. FYI :P i am indeed super queer these days! a lot of my childhood homophobia came from a source of self-hatred and repression. thankfully, i eventually learned to accept myself and others. :> i'm still a Christian though, btw (Quaker, specifically).

also, hi Shep, good to see you around :D
semper games.
  • Avatar of dada
  • VILLAIN
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Administrator
  • Joined: Dec 27, 2002
  • Posts: 5531
oh and since people are bringing up funny and shameful moments from the past: my 15 minutes of internet drama came from when chef impersonated me on AIM and wooed doktormartini and then posted the chat logs. and for some reason chef thought i lived in Hawaii, and so that's what he had said to dok. FYI, Sludgelord: even now, people ask me on IRC if i'm from Hawaii, even though i have lived in Michigan for my entire life. :P
I posted this quote on irc and this was his response:
[14:33] <Akitoshi_Garriott> hahaha
[14:33] <toadman> i remember that
[14:33] <Akitoshi_Garriott> oh my god
[14:33] <toadman> *kisses back*
[14:33] <Akitoshi_Garriott> i forgot
[14:33] <Akitoshi_Garriott> that's so bad
[14:33] <Akitoshi_Garriott> jesus christ
[14:33] <Akitoshi_Garriott> why was i so bad when i was 15
Locked