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    James got a reaction from Japan in Where do you see yourself in 8 years?   
    Oh yes I saw this on Discord. Congratulations!! Such gorgeous photos. 🙂
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    James got a reaction from Whiteblaze in Quarantine   
    You too mate. I must admit, this COVID-19 situation kinda has me hankerin' to create an old-fashioned OB RPG...
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    James got a reaction from Gavin in Quarantine   
    You too mate. I must admit, this COVID-19 situation kinda has me hankerin' to create an old-fashioned OB RPG...
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    James reacted to Boo in Quarantine   
    #justdoit
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    James got a reaction from Orcus in Quarantine   
    You too mate. I must admit, this COVID-19 situation kinda has me hankerin' to create an old-fashioned OB RPG...
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    James got a reaction from Boo in Where do you see yourself in 8 years?   
    I wish I'd replied to this thread originally so that I could see if my predictions would come true. 
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    James got a reaction from Petie in Quarantine   
    You too mate. I must admit, this COVID-19 situation kinda has me hankerin' to create an old-fashioned OB RPG...
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    James got a reaction from Gavin in Interesting   
    Gavin's legacy will live on forever through this simple phrase.
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    James reacted to Boo in Interesting   
    ... most interesting.
    I found myself saying this to a colleague of mine. For some reason he didn't think it was as funny and nostalgic as I did. Thanks, Gavin. Thanks.
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    James got a reaction from SaiyanPrincessX in Expecting   
    Wow, congratulations! Sounds like you had a bit of an ordeal there, I'm glad you and bubs got through it. :-)
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    James got a reaction from Boo in Career path   
    Boo, I think I need some marketing advice from you. :P
    My career has been all over the place. I studied graphic design at University (while I was still active on OB years ago), but I ended up moving into the health industry (weirdly enough).
    I got to a fairly senior point in that industry, and then I finally made a move I'd been wanting to do for ages; now I work in a software company, and I'm actually involved in software design (mostly business analysis and user experience).
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    James reacted to John in Career path   
    Career path update: I got that agency job! I'm a designer at a small studio in Madison, Wisconsin now.
    Dessert situation: apparently on Wednesdays everyone goes and gets really good malts, so I'd peg it at "agreeable".
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    James reacted to wrist cutter in What Is Your Religion?   
    I actually agree with much of what you're saying James. I get your perspective.

    I wasn't really trying to debate here, but my point was just that God, if He is as Christianity says He is, will never be proven. Never; because in doing so would also be to tear down a lot of the core beliefs of Christianity at the same time. Either God doesn't exist, or He does and He can't be proven. That's how I see it, and I can't see how it could work that he ever could be proven. Not because it's too "difficult" to prove Him, but because of the repercussions of proving Him.

    Again, I'm not speaking for all religions with this statement.

    I can see how you'd think this is just a "scapegoat" philosophy - it's only a way for people to convince themselves of what they believe in. I'm not really going to be able to change that here, but I'm just saying people aren't trying to prove God because those who believe in Him also believe He's not something that can be proven on a universal basis.
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    James reacted to Boo in So, i have an idea....(OtakuBoards Day)   
    Weapons are stupid. Carrying them around is silly. 
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    James got a reaction from MyBiOveralls in Anthology Basics: Read Before Posting   
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    James reacted to Allamorph in New Version   
    Wait what the crap what is going on WHY DOES EVERYTHING LOOK LIKE A WINDOWS 8 UPDATE CLONE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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    James reacted to Allamorph in New Version   
    Don't mind me, by the by, I was just being absurd.  It was just a very abrupt change, is all.
    I do very much like how it automatically separates the unread posts from the previously viewed posts with that little blue line.  That's clever, and a lot cleaner than one might expect.
    I would like the full size avatar back, though.  The porthole image is nice and clean and modern and chic, but I'd rather have the full monty, as it were.
    Oh, and is there a straight WSYWIG post creator/editor mode, or do we just have the current postbox as is?  I noticed the new super-/subscript buttons and I like muery much but the thought does go tickly in the back of my brain bucket.
    Look forward to seeing what the rest of it can do.
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    James reacted to John in New Version   
    Thriving.
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    James got a reaction from Allamorph in New Version   
    Fair enough. I think that the result (from what I've seen) is better overall. The gain is a much improved functionality I think.
    Also, I know this is just the generic default skin...but I think it's better than the ones we had. We didn't have an in-house designed skin since v7.
    Even with the tasks left to go, you've done a good job Petie. I don't know how much easier the upgrade process is these days, but I remember that it used to take a long time and there was a lot to clean up manually.
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    James got a reaction from DouglasMr in OtakuBoards: What Next?   
    This question may be an exercise in nothing other than fantasy, but I thought I'd ask it anyway: do you guys (those of you who still browse and post) think that there's any chance of growing OB again?
     
    I ask this question because even after all this time, it amazes me that there are still people who post and lurk here. In fact, I'm kind of amazed that OB is even still online. Considering the earliest version started circa-1998, that would make the community a whopping 16 years old!
     
    That almost makes this place truly archaeological in Internet terms!
     
    Clearly, we still have a huge history of great content on here (everything from Graphic Worm to our RPGs). It's great to preserve that, but is there anything we can do to build the site up again?
     
    Bulletin boards seem to be a dying breed - or at least, that's what I first thought, except that there are still some great bulletin boards out there.
     
    What do you guys think?
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    James got a reaction from DouglasMr in Anyone here from 2001-ish?   
    Hey kuji. ;-)
     
    I think we were all very different. Things used to seem so much bigger - and I guess they were at one stage! I remember when I'd log into OB each day and find dozens (and, at times, well over a hundred) new posts across the forums. It really did feel like OB was a big community, but not as painfully big as a 4chan or something like that.
     
    As it is, I never really got into message boards much after OB. I post occasionally on AppleInsider, but that's about it. I used to post on Steam User Forums, but now the Half-Life area has died down so much that I don't really bother anymore.
     
    OB was really the only place that had that really unique mix of topics (everything from political debate to video games to RPGs). :)
     
    It's good to see some people still around. Although, there are a few people who just disappeared and I've always wondered what happened to them...
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    James got a reaction from Boo in So TOTALLY OtakuBoards   
    Holy crap, I thought this was a new thread at first...
    Commenting on grave digging is so TOTALLY OtakuBoards.
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    James got a reaction from Boo in So TOTALLY OtakuBoards   
    [font="Century Gothic"][color=crimson]Kuja is so TOTALLY OtakuBoards.[/color][/font]
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    James got a reaction from Maully in Senior Otaku   
    Well, whenever I heard Boo's voice on the podcast I just always thought "Futer".
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    James reacted to Boo in Planes suck   
    I like trains.
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