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  1. Desbreko

    Happy OtakuBoards Day!

    I had my first chemo infusion last week and it's been going surprisingly well. They gave me plenty of anti-nausea medication that worked really well, so I didn't get sick at all. The only side effects so far were a few days of being really tired and not having much appetite after the infusion. Edit: Oh yeah, could you let people in GW2 know why I've been gone, Allamorph? I hope I haven't been kicked from UGF for suddenly disappearing for months.
  2. Desbreko

    Happy OtakuBoards Day!

    Hey guys, sorry I missed OtakuBoards day. As people who follow me on Twitter know, I've been dealing with some bad stuff, so OB hasn't really been on my mind. But since I finally remembered, I figured I'd at least drop in to let anyone still around know what's up.
  3. Desbreko

    So, i have an idea....(OtakuBoards Day)

    This shindig looks like the bomb diggity. Count me in.
  4. Desbreko

    New Version

    Oh yeah, I still have another sample image from when you were working on that design.
  5. Desbreko

    OtakuBoards: What Next?

    I hope so, because that would mean I just got to ban Adam.
  6. Fun fact: Valentine's Day is also the anniversary of me joining OB's staff. (This makes 13 years.)

    1. CaNz


      You are OBs Valentine!

    2. James


      13 years, wow! Impressive. ^_^

    3. Boo
  7. Desbreko

    Senior Otaku

    Go for it.
  8. Desbreko

    Anime Patema Inverted

    [spoiler]There's a lot of questions the movie left unanswered, yeah. It explained a bit about how the gravity of things got inverted in the first place and how the two groups of people started living underground, but then pretty much nothing about how history became so twisted. That's actually my biggest complaint about it.[/spoiler] The thing about falling from a great height and hitting the ground is that there's still a chance of living. But if you fall into the sky, you're just dead. And not even a quick death by blunt trauma as you'd likely die from hitting something, but a painful death by suffocation and decompression.
  9. Desbreko


    You remember right. Most of those are likely search engine spiders.
  10. Desbreko

    Senior Otaku

    Actually, while I'm at it, I might as well put up the header images too. 800 width version 1024 width version
  11. Desbreko

    Senior Otaku

    I think I looked into that when we first switched to IPB and it would've been a huge pain due to differences in how IPB handles line breaks in posts messing with the HTML. I'm sure it would be possible, but it would probably require rewriting a good bit of the post templates.   Btw, I still have this screen shot of the Caramelldansen skin if you want to relive a bit of the magic. It's not really the same without the animation, though. :sad:
  12. Desbreko

    Anime Patema Inverted

    [spoiler]The twist is that Patema and the rest of the inverted people living underground are normal, and the people on the "surface" are actually the inverted ones. Most of the movie leads you to think Patema's people are inverted until near the end, but if you pay attention to the scenes in the beginning when she's exploring the big shaft, you can see the walkways are built to be upright to the underground people. Why would normal people build upside-down walkways in an excavation shaft when they'd be the ones using them while constructing underground dwellings for the inverted people?[/spoiler] I don't particularly have a fear of heights, but the idea of there being nothing but the roof of my house stopping me from flying out into space is still unsettling.
  13. Desbreko

    Anime Patema Inverted

    I enjoyed it, but the big twist was spoiled just from being observant during the beginning of the movie. :dry: I think my favorite part was how well it conveyed the terror of being able to fall into the sky with the switches between normal and inverted viewpoints.
  14. Desbreko

    Senior Otaku

    Wasn't there some technical reason we couldn't stay on vB 3.8 or whatever version it was we originally started work on? I seem to remember none of us were too eager to switch to IPB, but vB 4 would've cost more and we didn't especially like the looks of it either, and staying on vB 3.8 didn't seem like an option. Maybe security holes or spammer exploits or something that weren't going to be fixed? It makes me happy to know people actually miss the Caramelldansen skin. I still have all the files for it, and every now and then I look through them and remember that week I spent furiously working on it.
  15. Desbreko

    Senior Otaku

    I doubt the PRP had a significant impact on the decline in activity. It was already well on its way down about a year before the PRP was created, and although we got a boost in activity around the launch of theO's redesign, it wasn't enough to turn things around. The PRP probably didn't help, but there were much bigger factors at work. To actually reply to the topic at hand, I think the requirements for the ranks got overhauled when we switched to IPB. Under vB, it used to be entirely based on post count, but I think there are other requirements now. So it may be that you already had enough posts but you hadn't been a member for long enough or something like that. I'm too lazy to log into the admin cp and check, though.
  16. Desbreko

    Gaming Hardwired Online

    Would you like to play online against your favorite Otakuboards members? Here's your chance! Use this thread to exchange online information for all platforms. Once you post your information in this thread, the Hardwired Moderator will update the first post to reflect any changes necessary. Also, use this thread to organize online gaming events with other members or to post useful information such as new downloads on Xbox Live. [center][img]http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1294/xbox360logova219914sqp1.jpg[/img][/center] Xbox Live Gamertag Exchange 1.) [b]Gamercards:[/b] Go to [url=http://www.mygamercard.net/][u]http://www.mygamercard.net/[/u][/url] and fill out the form. It'll provide you with code you can use on websites, forums and so forth to display a dynamic Gamercard. It's very similar to the ones utilized on Xbox.com 2.) [b]360 Voice:[/b] This is as simple as going to [url=http://www.360voice.com/][u]http://www.360voice.com[/u][/url] and registering your Gamertag. It creates a blog that is posted to through information provided by your 360's activity online. The posts have personality to them, so it's fun to read from time to time. It's more of a novelty than anything, but I find it fun. [b].:[ Revy ]:.[/b] [url=http://www.xboxlc.com/profile/L337_Ninja_Girl][img]http://www.xboxlc.com/cards/halo2/L337%20Ninja%20Girl.jpg[/img][/url] [b]Online Games:[/b] Dead or Alive 4, Gears of War, G.R.A.W.'s 1 & 2, Halo 2, Rainbow Six Vegas, ShadowRun, Tenchu Z [b]2006Digitalboy[/b] [url=http://profile.mygamercard.net/BlackRockMan][img]http://card.mygamercard.net/BlackRockMan.png[/img][/url] [b]Online Games:[/b] Phantasy Star Universe [b]8bit[/b] [url=http://profile.mygamercard.net/Nederby][img]http://card.mygamercard.net/community/tbs/Nederby.png[/img][/url] [b]Charles[/b] [url=http://profile.mygamercard.net/My+Fun+Box][img]http://card.mygamercard.net/My+Fun+Box.png[/img][/url] [b]Online Games:[/b] Contra, DOOM, Fight Night Round 3, Gears of War, GRAW, Halo 2, Lumines Live!, Ridge Racer 6, Splinter Cell: Double Agent, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 I wouldn't mind playing a game of Texas Hold 'Em with you guys either. I also have Forza but I have yet to try it online. [b]360 Voice Link:[/b] [url]http://www.360voice.com/blog.asp?tag=My%20Fun%20Box[/url] [b]Goodbye, Face[/b] [url=http://profile.mygamercard.net/comedyofchrist][img]http://card.mygamercard.net/comedyofchrist.png[/img][/url] [b]Ikillion[/b] [url=http://profile.mygamercard.net/Noxious+Nex][img]http://card.mygamercard.net/Noxious+Nex.png[/img][/url] [b]Jeebs[/b] [url=http://profile.mygamercard.net/Atticus][img]http://card.mygamercard.net/Atticus.png[/img][/url] [b]Online Games:[/b] Crackdown, Halo 2, Gears of War, Lost Planet [b]Kenshin DX[/b] [url=http://profile.mygamercard.net/Kenshin+XS][img]http://card.mygamercard.net/Kenshin+XS.png[/img][/url] [b]Online Games:[/b] Dead or Alive 4, Gears of War, Prey, Perfect Dark Zero, Saints Row [b]Kirra[/b] [b]Xbox Gamertag[/b]: UnflappedBat [b]Online Games[/b]: Usually just Halo 2, sometimes Forza, Burnout, and maybe others. [b]Petie[/b] [b]Xbox Gamertag[/b]: Petie2911 [URL="http://profile.mygamercard.net/Petie2911"][IMG]http://card.mygamercard.net/Petie2911.png[/IMG][/URL] [b]Semjaza[/b] [url=http://profile.mygamercard.net/Lime+Balthazar][img]http://card.mygamercard.net/Lime+Balthazar.png[/img][/url] [b]Online Games:[/b] Cloning Clyde, Contra, DOOM, Forza Motorsport, Gauntlet, Gears of War, Kameo, Lumines Live!, Perfect Dark Zero, PGR3, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 [b]360 Voice Link:[/b] [url]http://www.360voice.com/blog.asp?tag=Lime%20Balthazar[/url] [b]silpheedpilot[/b] [url=http://profile.mygamercard.net/A+Merc+For+Hire][img]http://card.mygamercard.net/A+Merc+For+Hire.png[/img][/url] [b]Online Games:[/b] DOOM, Final Fantasy XI, Halo 2, Saint's Row, Test Drive Unlimited Thats my Gamer Tag. Not that many Gamer Points but I'm never really in it to hunt down the points, they just kinda find me. The games I play the most are Test Drive Unlimited, Final Fantasy 11, DOOM, and Geometry Wars. I'll bust out some Ridge Racer 6 if I'm feeling frisky and Saint's Row if I want to destroy some gangster wannabe children. I also own Chromehounds, DOA4, and Call Of Duty 2 if anyone wants to play. I also work at EB Games and can take home any game under the sun, so if you wanna play a game that I don't have; give me 20 minutes and I'll have it. [b]SOBE[/b] [url=http://profile.mygamercard.net/Amused+Cookie][img]http://card.mygamercard.net/h2o/diamond/Amused+Cookie.png[/img][/url] [b]Online Games:[/b] Perfect Dark Zero, Rainbow Six, Saints Row, Uno. [b]Xyander[/b] [url=http://profile.mygamercard.net/Les+Da+Destroya][img]http://card.mygamercard.net/h2o/rubber/Les+Da+Destroya.png[/img][/url] [b]Online Games:[/b] Burnout Revenge, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3, Fight Night Round 3, Gears Of War, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2, Need For Speed Carbon, NHL 2K6, NHL 2K7, Perfect Dark Zero, Project Gotham Racing 3, Saints Row [b]Zen[/b] [url=http://profile.mygamercard.net/Ares+Tyr][img]http://card.mygamercard.net/Ares+Tyr.png[/img][/url] [b]Online Games[/b]: I play Call of Duty 4 mostly, but I also own Halo 3, Rock Band, Gears of War, and a few others. But mostly I play the first four, particularly CoD4. [b]James[/b] [url=http://profile.mygamercard.net/morphic+monkey][img]http://card.mygamercard.net/morphic+monkey.png[/img][/url] [b]Online Games:[/b] Managed to recover my old profile! Right now I'm mostly playing Halo: Reach online. But check out my games; I'm happy to play anything online mostly. [center][img]http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/6082/inprogresswi7.jpg[/img][/center] [size=3][b][u]Nintendo Wii[/u][/b][/size] [b][u]Wii Numbers[/u][/b] 8bit: 3582-8065-6842-7275 Desbreko: 8387-7566-7057-0450 Ikillion: 4475-0106-2739-9431 Meggido: 3362-2891-5656-0107 Petie: 0611-2561-3525-8048 Syk3: 4349-6663-0179-2169 Treble: 3513-6162-5593-8439 [b][u]Mario Kart Wii[/u][/b] Desbreko: 4124-7294-7708 Treble: 4425-1900-6458 [b][u]Rock Band 2[/u][/b] Desbreko: 4667-9521-5706 [b][u]Super Smash Bros. Brawl[/u][/b] 8bit: 3308-4236-1638 (SLERB) Ben: 1977-0285-0959 Desbreko: 1504-5385-2566 (Des) Flo: 0344-9072-1855 I, Collosus: 1289-7906-8602 Ikillion: 3308-4269-7321 (Nex) Matt: 2449-4479-4390 nabgeta: 5327-0560-5457 (NAB) Petie: 0731-4414-6276 PyrusDragon: 3179-6021-4429 Roleni-Chan: 0688-4942-2412 Shinmaru: 4983-4584-1619 (Shin) Shy: 5241-1590-2564 Solo Tremaine: 0173-2928-6044 (SOLO) Syk3: 0516-7032-2655 The13thMan: 4682-8112-0637 Treble: 0387-8469-8440 (Treb) [b][u]Mario Strikers Charged[/u][/b] Treble: 163317-534932 (Mii: Treble) [size=3][b][u]Nintendo DS[/u][/b][/size] [b][u]Advance Wars: Days of Ruin[/u][/b] Aceburner: 030213-987023 [b][u]Animal Crossing: Wild World[/u][/b] 8bit: 3565-5817-0249 (White in Aurora) celestialcharm: 1460-9792-1384 (DigiChar in Exile) Desbreko: 4553-2727-4864 (Desbreko in Kakariko) di.fm: 5455-2402-1137 (Beck in Gotham) Final Remix: 0301-2736-3607 (Naien in Jiichi) Indi: 1934-2151-0571 (Indi in Momose) Jokopoko: 1546-9553-6561 (William in Avalon) killersmile: 4939-8204-4382 (Nate in Toontown) Morpheus: 5025-7198-0127 (Ryan in Metro N) OtakuSennen: 0430-1248-8154 (Gustav in Compton) Petey: 0644-9005-7611 (Petey in Olney) Sabrina: 5284-2891-5899 (Sabrina in Momose) Semjaza: 5455-2156-9514 (Tony in Twoson) Shinmaru: 4810-9724-1735 (Shinmaru in Narnia) shutty_uppy: 3007-1925-0222 (Shutty in CowTown) SunfallE: 0946-0227-2447 (SunfallE in Ennien) [b][u]Contact[/u][/b] Aceburner: 1461-7797-4445 [b][u]Digimon World: Dusk[/u][/b] Aceburner: 0258-9418-4241 [b][u]Final Fantasy III[/u][/b] Aceburner: 2492-1242-9898 Desbreko: 3393-9320-9782 Meggido: 3694-6146-5491 [b][u]The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass[/u][/b] John: John! - 4296 1896 1633 Aceburner: Ace - 1203-7972-3304 Petie: Petie - 4682-6453-1629 [b][u]Mario Kart DS[/u][/b] Aceburner: 536975-238962 Blakwolf: 262052-798462 Brasil: 481096-735981 Desbreko: 167563-257141 Final Remix: 455328-558483 HowlsMovingTent: 386607-182583 iamrdy2lose: 429566-804062 John: 519814-257841 Meggido: 416715-535049 Morpheus: 442441-827982 Otakukev: 369426-667357 Petey: 231996-679980 Petie: 081676-898341 r2vq: 184762-555175 rabidinufanboy: 528343-392158 Retribution: 305005-719992 RiflesAtRecess: 025836-356243 Saya: 326479-734567 Semjaza: 536930-385196 shutty_uppy: 055896-673700 Shy: 515461-635198 Stuart: 519758-924072 Syk3: 339450-669837 [b][u]Metroid Prime Hunters[/u][/b] di.fm: 1031-4675-5402 Petey: 4295-6474-9332 Petie: 2706-5546-0039 [b][u]Pok�mon Diamond[/u][/b] Goodbye, Face: 1804-8877-3939 (Delta) Ikillion: 1461-2721-1009 (Nex) Kei: 2105 7808 7578 (Kei) Kirra: 2706-8090-5567 (Kirra) Meggido: 1504-2762-4102 (Dave) r2vq: 2320-2616-9116 (ArV) Tempest: 3565-8079-9124 (Jack) William - 2792 8679 3485 [b][u]Pok�mon Pearl[/u][/b] 8bit: 5154-9391-8143 (White) Aceburner: 2148-5276-8221 (Ace) Petie: 3866-4867-9535 Shy: 4124-1571-0231 [b][u]Star Fox Command[/u][/b] r2vq: 344218-003632 [b][u]Tetris DS[/u][/b] Final Remix: 665162-447644 Petie: 424297-896984 r2vq: 403116-444963 [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/PurpleFire/listing2.jpg[/img] Playing a MMORPG like WOW, EQ2 or others and want to see what other OB members are playing? If you would like to be added, please send Peanut a PM with all your character info, server, and faction (if any) and any other information you would like displayed such as classes, races, or even guilds. Thank you. [size=3][b][u]Guild Wars[/u][/b][/size] [b]Allamorph[/b] - Character: Cerdan Tennaros [b]Boo[/b] - Character: Gabriel Stormcloud [b]Desbreko[/b] - Character: Arik Desbreko [b]Gavin[/b] - Character: Alexander Corvidae [b]Kirra[/b] - Character: Kirra Yagami [b]SunfallE[/b] - Character: Sunfall Ennien [b]Twitch[/b] - Character: Felix Freeman [size=3][b][u]World of Warcraft[/u][/b][/size] [b]2007DigitalBoy[/b] - Name: BlackRockGuy - Server: Silvermoon - Clan: Molten Flan Babies - Class: Rogue - Race: Undead [b]8bit[/b] - Character: Brole - Faction: Alliance - Server: Skullcrusher (PVP) - Character: Grozun/Antlas - Faction: Horde - Server: Maelstrom (RPPVP) [b]BKstyles[/b] - Character: Leraje - Faction: Alliance - Race: Night Elf - Class: Hunter - Server: Eonar - Character: Trielle - Faction: Alliance - Race: Dranei - Class: Paladin - Server: Eonar [b]Ikillion[/b] - Name: Oyvind - Faction: Horde - Server: Spirestone (PVP) - Name: Zoraki - Faction: Horde - Server: Arthas (PVP) - Name: Nynetyne - Faction: Horde - Server: Dentarg (PVP) [b]Kei[/b] Character: Xelhania Faction: Alliance Race: Draenei Class: Hunter Server: Sen'Jin [b]Meggido[/b] - Name: Annavrin - Race: Horde - Server: Thaurissan (oceanic pvp) - Name: Stav - Race: Horde - Server: Thaurissan (Oceanic PvP) [b]Peanut[/b] - Character: Yavela - Faction: Alliance - Race: Night Elf - Class: Druid - Server: Silver Hand (RP) [ Looking for a new server ] - Character: Akishunda - Faction: Horde - Race: Troll - Class: Rogue - Server: Moon Guard (RP) - Character: Shevalu - Faction: Horde - Race: Troll - Class: Shaman - Server: Thorium Brotherhood (RP) [b]Petie[/b] -Character: Pandion -Faction: Alliance -Race: Human -Class: Paladin -Server: Dragonmaw -Character: Adrastea -Faction: Horde -Race: Blood Elf -Class: Priest -Server: Hakkar [b]Red[/b] -Character: Aritias -Faction: Alliance -Class: Mage -Character: Quadra -Faction: Alliance -Class: Rogue
  17. I just realized I've been here for about half my life.
  18. You should probably read the site's terms of service.
  19. Desbreko

    Anyone here from 2001-ish?

    Oh, it looks like the HTML that the kuja tag inserts isn't fully compatible with the way IPB formats posts. vB just used line breaks for returns, so applying the styling to a span worked, but IPB uses paragraphs which break the span and makes the styling only apply to the first line.
  20. Chibi, I'm going to need you to say "uguu" for me.
  21. Desbreko

    Contact Deets, Yo

    Good to see you around again! I'm glad your gold star has survived all the changes. I followed you on Twitter. That's mainly what I use to keep in touch with people now.
  22. Desbreko

    Reading Rainbow: TNG

    Is it bad that my most vivid memory of Reading Rainbow is when I realized that its host was the same person as Jeordi on Star Trek TNG, thereby shattering my five-year-old self's belief in fictional characters?
  23. Desbreko

    Oldies & RPGs

    I can make that happen.
  24. Desbreko

    Oldies & RPGs

    But we already made another Padded Room Party.