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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
  16.   After reading through some of it again I remember where we were going with certain details. However, I'm still really confused about placing certain characters within the story, Perhaps a post could summarize things a bit and launch into the next Almagest, but then we have to begin the conversation about what that RPG would look like. Part of the appeal of the original was the large, unwieldy cast of characters... I'm not sure I have the time to manage all of that again.   - Shy
  17. I'd be up for a spin.   Almagest is very dear to me, although I don't remember where we were going with it. If I recall we were in the process of 'wrapping up' to set the stage for a third Almagest, which is probably bonkers.   There were a lot of other unfinished RPGs I participated (and started.) I'm probably more guilty of leaving these unfinished than anyone.   - Josh!
  18. I'm coming for you, Desbreko.

  19. Welcome to OtakuBoards, cepubdude. I hope you enjoy the stay.  :happy:   I'm gonna send this to the Creative Works forum and mark it as a 'Request' so that it gets the attention it deserves.   - Shy
  20.   Good to see you are still kicking around, Your kid must be pretty old now! We're all pretty old now!   - Shy
  21. Yikes. It sounds like you've been through the wringer a bit, but hopefully you're better off for it.   And thank you for your service, chibi-master. (I certainly never expected to say that!)   - Shy
  22. So we beat on, boats against the current, borne ceaselessly into the past.

    1. Boo


      Yes. We. Do.

  23. It has been too long, OtakuBoards.   While I keep in touch with a few of you elsewhere (You can bug me on Twitter @LostHisKeysMan) there are some that have dropped off my radar over the years. In my quiet moments I wonder what happened to everyone. It seems so strange to follow the daily happenings of a large internet community for years and then... stop, you know? OB will always be my online home. I mean, I joined 12 years ago before there was even a term for 'social networking.' Have you ever tried visiting this site on a 56k modem? I sure have.   Anyways, people grow up, gradu
  24. Boo wins this thread, and my heart. Yes, I'm biased.   I've spent a couple of days looking for a manga (or manga-style) artist to hire for a comic story I want to publish. It's been exhausting and has taken me to depths of anime fandom that I hadn't experienced since my days as a Digimon forum moderator here. Really gross stuff.   - Shy
  25. I like it. Well done, dude.   - Shy
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