I don't know what to say. I heard the news from Japan86 (aka Laura) and I was a bit shocked. I am sad to say that I don't have a great memory, so I've forgotten a lot of things that went on here some time ago. I used to be relatively active, posting mostly in the RP section and I remember doing quite a few with Desbreko as well. My best friend, Charles, was probably closer to him, but I remember at least participating in some OB chats with him too. He was a good guy from what I remember and it's sad to see someone lose their life, especially at such a young age.
It's been a long time since I last posted on Otakuboards, seriously anyway. I believe I stopped by once in 2009 and replied to a topic, but other than that it's been some time indeed. I got nostalgic and decided to visit Otakuboards again, mainly to track down all of the RPGs I partook in. I had so much fun roleplaying with the likes of my best friend Charles, as well as many of the board's more ancient members such as Raiha, Heartless Me, Domon, BabyGirl... Just a few of the people I remember RPing with on several occasions.
Then there are the more regular members I interacted with on a regular basis and eventually lost touch with. People like MistressRoxie, Juuthena, Japan, Despreko, etc. Too many to even name, and sadly I couldn't even begin to remember everyone anyway. My memory has never truly been a strong point and after roughly 7 or 8 years, it hasn't gotten any better.
I miss the old days, but I suppose there is no going back. Everyone that I remember seems to have been scattered to the winds, and those who do remain likely aren't to remember me. I was never a big poster, I tried, but in the end I think a majority of my post count was accumulated in the various RPGs I joined.
So much has changed and yet I still think back to the days of when I were an active member of OB and wish I had participated more or made more friends or even simply tried harder to keep in contact with the ones whom conversation I've had the pleasure of enjoying.
Those days meant a lot more to me than I expected and reminiscing brings it all to the surface. I feel sappy just thinking about it. The TVE logo I made from Semjaza's avatar, Fluffy my vampiric hairless cat, the Cracker Club, creating Project Gamer with Charles, etc. Good times.
For really old times sakes....
This has been The Vampire: Ed bringing you your daily dose of TVE!
You haven't lost your touch Charles. This was quite an amazing piece, really great stuff. I've always enjoyed reading your writing, whether it be long or short or role-playing form. They're always enjoyable.
[quote name='Charles']Draw a picture of her, give it to her and tell her that you want to be together with her forever. If that doesn't work, you might have to be a little more assertive. Women like that. When there's no one around and you have a moment of privacy, try grabbing her by the arm and pulling her aside. Don't let her arm go. It's important to be tender, so give it a firm squeeze, glare into her eyes, and reiterate your desire to be with her forever.[/quote]
[CENTER][FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=Red]I present to you the Thumbs up Award for your beautiful and moving portrayal of an Otakuboard tragedy. I commend you. Anyone who does not reply in kind is a douche bag.[/COLOR][/FONT]
[CENTER][COLOR=Red][FONT=Comic Sans MS]Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2, Champions of Norrath, and Return to Norrath are a few of the sort of games you'd be interested in. They're hack and slash RPG that can be played with two players, Champions of Norrath and Return to Norrath can be played with up to four players however. I suggest you looking into those games.[/FONT][/COLOR][/CENTER]
[CENTER][FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=Red]Here is a good read on this very subject. It proves the point that video games are not to blame, and in turn prove people to be stupid for blaming video games for violence of any kind. I suggest everyone read it.
[URL=http://gr.bolt.com/articles/violence/violence.htm]The truth about violence and video games![/URL] [/COLOR] [/FONT][/CENTER]
[CENTER][FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=Red]Anyone know the name of the video game Hitler was playing?
Violence has been around since the dawn of mankind. We don't need video games, movies, or music to spark it. Just call someone's religion nonsense, or, hell, even throw snow on someone's property and let the violence begin.
Plain and simple, anyone who blames any form of media for violence is an idiot.
Also, I never take anyone's complaints serious when they get outraged over some polygons "having sex" when it's one of the more innocent actions that could be done in the game, not to mention impossible to find without a hack or cheat. On top of that, as already mentioned, GTA San Andreas is a Mature rated game, meaning 17 and up, and yet people with children are complaining, why? Their child isn't supposed to be playing it to begin with and if they are then the only person to blame is the parents themselves for not paying attention to their child enough to know what he/she is occupying their time with.
Also, making GTA San Andreas an Adult Only game is pointless as it's only a one year difference in age requirement. I mean at that rate Rockstar should just make the sex mini-game accessible now that it's an AO game, I mean no point in keeping it locked away now. I guaran-damn-tee that had GTA San Andreas been an AO game to begin with we'd still be hearing these complaints from these idiots.[/COLOR] [/FONT][/CENTER]
[color=red]Resident Evil 5 was just announced for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. So far not much is known other than that Jun Takeuchmi, the producer of the Street Fighter 2 and the Onimusha series, is overseeing the project. Oherwise, speculation suggests the main character featured in the screens is none other than Resident Evil 1 and Code Veronica star Chris Redfield, but it's not confirmed yet. Otherwise the game's bright atmosphere is of particular note, as are rumors of a more Resident Evil 1-rooted throwback, replete with zombies. In other words, it's the game will build on the groundwork laid down by Resident Evil 6, but some older themes will be returning.[/color]
[COLOR=Red][FONT=Comic Sans MS]The Doom Marine would win. Master Chief is a bad ***, no doubt, but he's just fighting aliens whether he's alone or not. The Doom Marine is taking on Hell itself, and all of it's minions. Hell vs. some aliens? No contest. I'd want a man on my side who's been to Hell stared the Devil in the eyes and came back alive rather than some guy who just killed some rinky dinky aliens.[/FONT][/COLOR]