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Old 03-06-2023, 11:36 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Grats you old slag of a forum!

Before MB, I'd been a part of a couple of other gaming related communities. Joining up on MB and getting integrated into the little prog gang that was here introduced me to so much music and nice people. I was living temporarily alone in the high arctic at the time, completely by myself in the endless dark of the polar night. I was plugged into my earbuds all day, so the cold and dark got contrasted to the jolly sounds of Caravan and other bands as I got completely immersed in Canterbury scene and other recommendations. Looking back, it was a weird time in my life and probably the most fun I've ever had on a forum.
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Old 03-10-2023, 03:03 AM   #22 (permalink)
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This place helped me get through the absolute lowest point of my life.

I watched Batlord's Burger King arc with as much empathy as revulsion, reevaluating my own position in a dead end job.

I hung out with Sansa back in the old plug.dj room, trying to restrain my laughter as she wildly gossiped about every single og member. And remember the moment when she asked me if I was queer or trans, and how much it bothered me that I didn't really have an answer.

I traded music recs with Ladyislingering before her terrible relationship drove her into a drug addiction.

I saw WhateverDude finally get a glimpse of happiness in embracing femininity, only for her to spiral into a wild descent of depression and poverty before disappearing. And remember how weird it was that another member, who had always seemed like her friend, refused to refer to her as a she and actively tried to talk her out of transitioning.

I remember the incredibly uncomfortable moment when I hosted a horror writing competition and jwb (who was banned at the time, and using an alt account) submitted a weird-ass story making fun of Jewish people or something? And then laughed to myself as I resisted the urge to tell him that I myself am half Jewish.

I joined in with making fun of Chula Vista and his daily meltdowns. Only to realize that I'd had a lot of anger issues in my own life that I had been avoiding addressing, and that in many ways I had been acting just as childishly as him.

I started writing stories! And even cranked out a few terrible novels that I absolutely love.

I was introduced by Neapolitan to some of my favorite music ever, to the point where I've pretty much stopped differentiating between which of my top albums he rec'd me and which that I found on my own.

I fell in love with Goth Rock almost entirely because of Elphenor, even as I rolled my eyes every time that he seemed to misunderstand it on a fundamental level with his aggressively toxic party boy stunts; because ultimately in the world of the bats, the very worst and most boring thing that a person can be is an annoying, selfish, and ignorant, drunk.

I admired OccultHawk's hilariously brutal honesty, even while being disgusted by his bizarre (and often just straight up gross) opinions. And in many ways, used him as a case study in the self-parody that occurs when age and a lack of fulfillment drive you into becoming way too nihilistic for even the nihilists to wanna hang out with.

And many more moments, but I don't wanna type on my phone anymore soooo

Thanks for all the funny, depressing, and uncomfortable experiences.
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Old 03-10-2023, 03:26 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Brutal.
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Old 03-10-2023, 07:38 AM   #24 (permalink)
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The Burger King Arc
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Old 03-10-2023, 07:45 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Probably best to not talk about things you know nothing about, Ori i.e ladyislingering. You know nothing of what happened so dont make assumptions. I'm asking nicely to either remove that from your post or I will report it. Thanks.
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Old 03-10-2023, 08:39 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I admired OccultHawk's hilariously brutal honesty, even while being disgusted by his bizarre (and often just straight up gross) opinions. And in many ways, used him as a case study in the self-parody that occurs when age and a lack of fulfillment drive you into becoming way too nihilistic for even the nihilists to wanna hang out with.
Wow that's perhaps the most succinct description of OH I've seen on the site lol - he was like the Joker of MB.
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Old 03-10-2023, 10:00 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Probably best to not talk about things you know nothing about, Ori i.e ladyislingering. You know nothing of what happened so dont make assumptions. I'm asking nicely to either remove that from your post or I will report it. Thanks.
I was thinking that too. It's a bit of a low blow and becomes almost a personal insult to Key, and is not warranted. I'd edit the post. Just my opinion.
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Old 03-10-2023, 03:23 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I'm willing to give Ori a chance to remove it but as he hasnt been on since, I'll just wait.
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Old 03-10-2023, 03:43 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Old 03-10-2023, 04:15 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Yeah it describes 4/5 Idles members pretty well.
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