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Shy last won the day on April 7

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    A lifetime at OB, yay for me.
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    Cannon fodder
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    Senior Moderator, Anime Super Moderator, Tenchi / Gundam Wing / Yu Yu Hakusho / General Anime Moderator, Games & Stories Moderator, theOtaku.com Chat Moderator, Member of the Shy Fan Club, Theater Category Moderator, Events Director, Creator of the Padded Room Party (2008-Present) Creator of theOtaku.com's Outlaw Star section, Contributor to theOtaku's Evangelion and Cowboy Bebop sections, Otaku Triad Founding Member, Co-Creator of The Almagest Legacy, Final Quest for Glory 2, Kill Adam .... and Digimon Moderator.
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  1. 20 years later and here we are.
  2. I'm doing okay, all things considered. Been lurking on here for a while! Would love to chat with y'all in some fashion, - Shy
  3. Welcome to OtakuBoards. Enjoy your stay. -Shy
  4. This news makes me very sad. I've known Des for most of my life at this point, and he was someone I respected and trusted a great deal. We kept in touch over the years in passing. but only recently did I know anything about his illness. I remember wishing him well on Twitter just a few months ago, and now I wish I would have spent more time to catch up. It breaks my heart even more to see how much time has gone by since his passing and Michael piecing together the story. As Charles said it never occurred to me how serious his condition could get. I know we're all getting older... this is just
  5. Right now I am reading CURVEBALL, a graphic novel by artist Jeremy Sorese (NoBrow Press). It's about a futuristic society in decline, where most of the machines are decaying and nobody knows what will become of humanity after the age of automation is no longer functional. In addition, it's about reawakening yourself after losing a great love. The whole thing has a sleepy, dreamlike quality to it but honestly I find it a bit overwritten and too wordy in parts. This all speaks to the author's sensibilities, I guess, but my style is generally "less is more," especially when the artist is so very
  6. Some of us have been with this site longer than we haven't(!) and a lot of the skills I use in my work life (writing, organizing groups of people, art direction) are things I originally put into practice on this very site! I was wondering if there are any skills, interests, etc. you use regularly that you can directly attribute to your time on the site. For some that might be art, for others it might be technical stuff like coding. These days I write comic books professionally, and I don't think I would have been as comfortable with the organizational stuff behind it if I didn't have a decade
  7. Can't wait! Hope you don't mind that I posted this up early, Charles! http://www.otakuboards.com/topic/45670-final-quest-for-glory-3-sign-ups/ - Josh
  8. FINAL QUEST FOR GLORY 3 CHARLES and I have been discussing ways to inject new life into the forums, and we both think it is important to restore the bold heritage of OtakuBoards RPG. As any true Otaku historian knows, Final Quest For Glory is by far the most popular RPG is this forum's long life, but was sadly deleted like oh so many Digimon threads. Ages ago, Chuck and I tried to duplicate that success with Final Quest For Glory 2, but it got too political and some lives were ruined in the process. We have since learned the error of our ways and have come up with some great ideas to promote a
  9. I support every idea Charles has ever had. This is no different. Count me in. - Shy
  10. theOtaku.com/forums was probably the true golden age.   Also it's really terrible to have a new Digimon series coming out with OB as it is. There must be a future for this site, for where else will I be able to discuss Mimi's new hairstyle?   - Shy
  11. Ugh, I just lost The Game!   I'm curious if I can dig up the old Nifty 50 banners. That was 100 hard drives ago, but they still might be hosted on imageshack or whatever I was using at the time.   Edit: Here is the thread from '08 (Covering '07. I know it's confusing.) '07's Thread, which Des posted. '06 Thread '05 Thread And the original '04, which might as well be a century ago and did not have awards banners because the internet was slow.   - Shy
  12.   This is the big one. The best stuff on OB wasn't specific to anime usually, and the rest of the world started having these kind of interactions on Facebook/Twitter/etc.. TheOtaku's soft decline and the decline of anime's mainstream representation in English speaking countries certainly hasn't helped. In addition, increasingly uptight members (myself included, I guess) turned people off sooner than they might have been turned off otherwise.    I remade the Padded Room Party to give OB a home for non sequitur , context-less posts that have since overrun the internet. I unders
  13. Solar technology is getting cheaper and cheaper. Although it seems like high-minded futurism now, there will come a point where generating solar power is cheaper per watt to produce than through conventional means. I'm very much looking forward to having my home powered through cleaner means, although I'm not looking to buy in even the remote future.   Even if the US an China are being slow to adopt new technology for various reasons, other nations are definitely looking to solar as the answer. India is building some HUGE solar plants. Since their power grid is a complete disaster this
  14. On Otakupedia I believe we had a list of all of the various member titles over the years. I'm not sure that page exists.   Allamorph was against PRP ever since I banned cat pictures from that thread (not that the banning stuck, mind you.)   - Shy
  15. Please let the PRP get over 9,000 posts before it gets closed again. The GIF opportunities are too good to pass up.   - Shy
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