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  1. My fondest memories of Desbreko/Jon were in the AIM chats. I still have most of the chat logs from back in the day (2003-2007), and reading them reminds me of what a kind and knowledgeable guy he was. The group chats with him are a time that I will never forget, and were the highlight of my young teenage years. My thoughts and condolences go out to his family. Thank you, Mrs. Goudy, for raising a young man who touched so many people, and for coming on the forum to speak. Thanks Mike and Laura for letting us all know. And especially you, Jon - thank you for your life. I hope you've found the ul
  2. My god would I have gotten more sleep and studied more. haha I would have probably been a well-adjusted teenager with normal IRL friends and developed those interpersonal skills in high school earlier. How boring. :p I may also have never become as entrenched in Japanese culture, never developing the drive to learn the language and spend 2 and half amazing years living abroad, making lifelong friends in Japan and online. And my online spelling and grammar would have been atrocious. Yeah, life sure would have been different...
  3. Yeah you know, all about how it's tough growing up in the rural hood with 1st-world middle/high school problems.
  4. You took my idea! haha Except mine is not an Apple Watch, it's an Android Wear watch (still waiting for someone to ask me if it's an Apple Watch, apparently people with other smartwatches get asked that all the time >.<). Specifically this is a Motorola Moto 360 Sport that I got last week. The Moto 360 has been around since last year, but I've been waiting at least a year and a half for them to release an Android Wear watch with both continuous heart-rate monitoring and GPS. That way I have all the necessary hardware to just strap it on my wrist and go for a run while listening to pre-lo
  5. This was a couple years ago, but I figure it's only appropriate to show the time when I trained with Goku in Japan. I was 26 in that picture, so let's compare to when I joined OB at age 13.
  6. Exactly, that's my point. For most people, it is easier to focus on one's diet in order to lose weight. And for me it was the biggest factor in contributing to my weight loss. However, there are going to be people out there who have a history of enjoying or being disciplined in exercise and find it extremely difficult to limit what they are eating. I have plenty of friends who refuse to eat anything green or touch "healthy" food because they find it disgusting. The first step for people like them will not be to ask them to change their diet. It will be to encourage them to burn more calories t
  7. In terms of anime I've been watching shows pretty slowly lately, namely One Piece and One Punch Man. One Piece has the amazing capacity to hit you right in the feels time after time, and One Punch Man is an unconventional show that can leave you on the floor laughing with a single well-aimed punch. :p As for manga, I'm currently reading Bakuman and Rokudenashi ("Good-for-nothing") Blues. The former is a detailed manga about kids creating manga, which I brought back from Japan, and the latter was recommended by Tim Ferriss of 4-Hour fame. Since returning from Japan I have been unable to watch a
  8. haha I'm on my second week doing Insanity with my wife. It can be pretty... well, insane, especially if you're not used to cardio. There's a lot of temptation to skip days or pause the DVD and not come back to it, especially when you see Shaun T. and the professional fitness athletes doing the exercises perfectly and you're thinking, "that's impossible, I can never do that." It's not impossible, but it's not easy either and you'll have to push yourself a lot. I have a coworker who has gone through it 3 times already and has gotten completely ripped each time. The potential benefits are there.
  9. I first joined OB in 2001 right before in entered high school, and my most active years continued until after I entered college. That was an impressionable time for me, and OB was pretty much the place where I hung out. So it taught me about forming complex friendships and relationships first and foremost. Had it not been for OB I would have learned this stuff elsewhere, sure, but OB was my playground to experiment with all of that. And it was in this playground that I most likely gained an interest in psychology, the field that I work in today. OB also taught me about writing, reading, debati
  10. Good lord... I think it ended with Nerdy Youths, and that pretty much sums us up. XD Could it have been something like the Horny Organization of Really Nerdy Youths? I've been feeling the need to connect anew with this part of my life... seriously, how many thousands of hours did we spend here posting, AIM chatting with other friends, and creating art? When I first started applying to jobs I actually used being a moderator here as leadership experience! I feel ashamed that the last time I logged in was in 2011 and couldn't even remember my password at first. At the very least I've been able t
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  12. [quote name='KittyLynn' date='19 March 2010 - 10:08 PM' timestamp='1269050928' post='691895'] I used to be known as CL or Kitty around here almost 10 years ago. I thought of this forum today (with fondness, obviously) and decided I'd check it out and see where it is. Wow, it's different. I'm glad to see it still exists though. Anyone else here from back then? Let's hear from ya! I was so young when I was a regular part of this forum and I just want to say that you guys were seriously an awesome part of my life, and I enjoyed having the
  13. is wondering WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO OB?!

  14. Wow, are you kidding me? Have these KyoAni people made any statements about this crap they're putting out? I just wasted the last hour of my life catching up from 3-5, so I skipped to the end of 6 and 7, which only helped to increase my RAGE. Am I falling into their trap? This isn't funny, it's tragic. That first episode, hell the first season was sooo good. Why...? And even when it's done, and their little "joke" better be over at the 8th one, are they going to continue replaying the rest of the old episodes again just to piss us off even more? -_- How do they expect this to be mark
  15. [quote name='Roxie Faye'][COLOR=#9933cc]The lovely Syk3 and I met up at Otakon, and I have *exactly* one picture with him (too bad we didn't take more). I also met his very nice girlfriend, whom I don't have a picture of. =( I'm also cosplaying Mello from Death Note in this picture... [URL]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/RoxieFaye/2009_0719Image0026.jpg[/URL] [/COLOR][/quote] My picture is better! I think we were actually ready for the camera this time. XD BTW, your Mello costume freaking rocked. I loved the scar. It's too bad I wasn't prepared enough to do my Light cosplay
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