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Justin

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  1. The (admittedly few) bulletin boards out there that remain successful have something that grounds them, generally. A specific fandom for which they are an established community. OB doesn't really have that, as we were always much more than an anime/gaming community.    The reality is that I don't see any particular way to rehash those good old days. We were so disparate and general back then that few of us had much in common, outside of being folks who hung out on OB. Without that core subject or focus for a continuation of the community--something to attract new folks and keep old
  2. I can't believe these old Topaz pics still exist, but I managed to find mine too. Scanning through that old Geocities page was like playing with a time machine. -Justin
  3. I hear talk that certain old moderators still secretly lurk, searching for the ancient and venerated modhammer. But that's probably just a rumor. -Justin
  4. While I'm thinking about it, I have to credit this forum for my understanding of the written English language. And while I was trying to say that, it literally took me four seperate tries at spelling 'understanding'. It just couldn't make my fingers do it. -Justin
  5. I didn't realize that Piro gave King Kamakazi(sic)'s Throne away. Granted, you took it without asking in the first place, but I mean, really? Is the ALL CAPS legacy, ambiguously referenced age, and perhaps Gokunine hero status really become so devalued that people are just passing it off like some cheap trinket now? I'll have you know, one cannot simply misspell their moniker and magically [i]become[/i] the king. Something which, curiously, this pretender has not even done! What are the Boards coming to, then? My crown was ordained from On High, damn you! By the All-B
  6. I actually have a long-time friend that belongs to this particular...er...school of thought. They also believe in the appearance of mysterious diamonds and gems from heaven, gold dust, and a plethora of other somewhat odd manifestations of heaven. Needless to say, this friend won't be attending the debauchery held in his honor on the night of 21 May. -Justin
  7. The swirl of hyperspace no longer had its calming effect. It reminded him now of the swirl of a sandstorm. Only bright and blue, rather than dark and red. A juxtaposition not unlike Jedi and Sith, in some aspects. A difference only in color, but two characters both equally annoying to him. The desert years had changed him. He had lived not unlike a force of nature so long, reassuming the identity of a civilized being seemed a bit silly. He wanted to rage. To ebb and flow, with the wind. They were gale-force right now. The dreams could not be silenced. They could only be drowned out by th
  8. Crusty, older members who only post once a month on average and only because Facebook seems so new-fangled and cheap, but they still feel some residual, almost instinctual calling to express themselves online...THAT's so OtakuBoards. :Glass raised to Piro: Also, failed RPs and half-written stories in Anthology...that's so OtakuBoards. -Justin
  9. By the time the stories began reaching what, on Tatooine, passed for civilization, you could've believed the Raiders' desert god had come to life out there. Whole caravans, slaughtered. Piercing wailing all night reported by those caravans and traders left otherwise unmolested. Big news, for a small planet. Then one day, the storm passed. Tatooine sank back into routine, and forgot about it. Sandstorms, Krayt dragons, Tuskens, and outlanders all took a share of the blame. The storm passed. ------------------------------------------------------- The boy was now nearly ten-ye
  10. I feel cheated when I turn on the television, and when I go to the polls. Conservatism in America has become market for dealing in ignorance, and liberalism in America has become a market for dealing in blindness. There are, in fact, some broken bones that can only heal properly if first rebroken. I think that is what we need. The television news media can burn with the bipartisan system, for all I care. Had no one listened to Dr. King, what do you think he'd have done? What would Malcolm X have done? You can't fix men like Glenn Beck with a sex tape. Someone would fill
  11. The whole issue tempts a Bible burning on the steps of his church, on a Sunday morning; but I don't have time for that. In reality, I agree mostly with old James. Book burning, as a rule, bespeaks a certain degree of barbarism. Be it Harry Potter, or any other book of fairy tales. -Justin
  12. Current Display Name: Justin Username: There's a difference now? Previous Usernames: Justin, plus a couple of others. But mostly just Justin. Join Date: January 18, 2001 Usual Name IRL: Justin Age: 23, or 26, whichever you prefer. Gender: M Member Picture/Description: Sleek, yet firm. Powerful shoulders, somewhat almond eyes. A smooth, evenly tanned complexion. Feathery, almond-blonde hair. A voice that oozes power and charisma. Desktop screenshot: O_o Do you play any sports?: Not since high school. What do you study?: I have a PhD in Everything. Job: Sail
  13. Ah, yes. Pies. They are every bit as innocent as the American Dream. -Justin
  14. [quote name='Gavin' date='19 August 2010 - 08:18 PM' timestamp='1282245493' post='699615'] [font="Tahoma"][size="2"]I continue to stand by my previous assertions.[/size][/font] [/quote] Yes, but oh, how sweet the comedy would be. All we'd need then is a couple Jenna's and a few Seph's and maybe a sprinkle or two of Transtic's and we'd a real, old-time OB cake. Which sounds a bit dirty, taken out of context. -Justin
  15. [quote name='PiroMunkie' date='28 July 2010 - 12:13 AM' timestamp='1280272410' post='698048'] [color="#A0522D"][font="Arial"]Ha! You wish it was that easy. Yeah, I saw some posts by you when browsing and was just like "Hey I remember that guy!" lol.[/font][/color] [/quote] I don't know if it's just probability at work, or what, but there's does seem to be a recent surge in oldies taking the old bike out for a spin lately. It's mildly encouraging. That said, I think we should hire kuja to come back
  16. [quote name='PiroMunkie' date='24 July 2010 - 08:31 PM' timestamp='1279999873' post='697781'] [color="#A0522D"][font="Arial"]I changed my name (+1 Internets to any oldbies that remember my first name).[/font][/color] [/quote] PiroMunkie13 or something very close to that is as far back as I can recall. And, for the record, I had a "WTF?!?!~~!!??" moment when I saw you were the last reply in this thread a moment ago. -Justin
  17. Neither. They don't look like OtakuBoards. It hurts my soul. -Justin
  18. [quote name='James' date='28 June 2010 - 04:09 AM' timestamp='1277694548' post='696086'] [font="Palatino Linotype"]I'm glad so many oldies are still around. Maybe I should recruit you all for a special Let's Revive OB project. [/font] [/quote] And how in the world would that work? Would you have a dedicated team of analysts pouring over massive amounts of personal personnel data from networking sites across the Interwebs? Or would it be a bit more Holy Grailish, with a noble council of elder knights scouring the world house by house, bl
  19. [quote name='DeathKnight' date='30 June 2010 - 10:01 PM' timestamp='1277931716' post='696224'] [color=crimson]I feel the publicity and statements forced Obama's hand. It's unfortunate that such a strange series of events coalesced into ruining McChrystal's career. Originally, Hastings (I think that was the name of Rolling Stone's journalist) was supposed to have a limited day or so access to McChrystal in Europe before he flew out to have a very structured, typical interview in Afghanistan for the article. Unfortunately, luck played a hand i
  20. [quote name='Korey' date='25 June 2010 - 10:02 AM' timestamp='1277456543' post='695973'] [font="Garamond"][size=2][color="Navy]For some reason, I get the feeling he was trying to make an offhand joke that backfired on him. But I totally agree, he got what he deserved under the military code. While he's entitled to have an opinion, expressing it isn't good media for the US Army or the Government overall. If you don't have the support of your generals, then you'll eventually not have the support of his army. Hey Justin, I'm
  21. Understand firstly that this is being written by a member of the US Armed Forces, so keep that in mind. I'm sure many of you have heard about General McChrystal and staff's remarks to Rolling Stone about the Administration and the controversy stirred up by those remarks. My question is this: What do you think about the general's subsequent resignation and replacement? I'll give you my perspective and the reason it's such a big deal in the military mind. First I present Article 88 of the UCMJ: Text: รข??Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against
  22. In terms of chemicals used in production, diet sodas are often actually worse than regular sodas. Especially with dark diet sodas, many of the chemicals used making them are only partially digestible. They've therefore been linked to multiple gastro-intestinal problems. Yes, they're zero calories, but they may cause cancer. What a fantastic trade. Hail PFDIRJ! -Justin
  23. Pledge your insignificantly crucial life, allegiance, and freedom to the PFDIRJ revolution jack, of course. Then, real, unadulterated news shall follow all who devote themselves to the Cause! And freedom! -Justin
  24. The news media is awful, point blank. When I establish the People's Feudal Democratic Imperial Republic of Jahangirestan, tentatively to be located in what SHOULD be modern South Azerbijan-- however is NOT-- being a ****** news organization will be punishable by stoning. As will manufacturing or distributing sodas other than RC, NOT being a smoker, owning a pair of flip-flops, and wearing petroleum as cologne. Long live the PFDIRJ! (to be pronounced 'piff-dirge') -Justin
  25. Cornbread depends on who's making it, generally. That is to say, whether or not it's soul food cornbread or country cooking cornbread. Soul food cornbread is sweet, albeit not nearly so much as I have tasted elsewhere. Country cornbread is not sweet, and is best eaten in crumbles in a bowl of milk. You people with your cheese and apples and chips and ketchup make me want to hurl. -Justin
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