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  1. Valen

    Expecting

    SPX!!!! Congrats!!!! Holy cow they are adorable!!!!! A little dirty, but hey, that's the best part!! Kind of. Yeah. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!
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    RIP Desbreko 1988-2016

    Des.... This is what I get for not logging in often. Drink some tea up there for me, big guy! Sorry to find out about your passing a year too late. Your last visit to oB was 8-6-16... I shall now go re-read the RPGs we rocked way back in the day. Thanks for all you've done to help with Jitsuryuku and OmniShore!
  3. Love you bro. Tea in heaven for all!

  4. Here's to ya, BG! Happy Birthday!

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    Music Unappreciated bands.

    Karni is amazing. A couple bands are still local, but they should get some recognition... [b]Awaken December[/b], a screamo band that hails from the woodwork of New Orleans. Quite an amazing band to see live... Here is one of my favorite songs by them, "Shut up Charles, I can name this song on my own." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4KAa7r7QBI [b]Chaos Aeon[/b], a rock/screamo band, amazing guitar solos and keyboarding. Here is a song for Karnival... haha called "Karnival Killer" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrrBpvzi-oo [b]Van Canto[/b], a Pagan rock band with a medieval feel to their music. Here's one of my favorite songs EVER, called "Last Night of the Kings." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt4CQc1MSso ...And for any Metallica fan out there... here is their cover of "Master of Puppets" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzk_K2yXeWo
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    OBAMA

    [s]Lol, poor guy. Obama has definitely had his pitfalls, his triumphs, and his share of close-calls. We, as the people of his country, should believe in our leader... the man WE elected to become our leader. Okay. That's enough of that. It has been shown he does not know much about American history, the number of states we have, nor the fact that he should have his hand over his heart as the pledge/nation anthem is played.... but all that I can overlook. Its gotta be a stressful job, and with most of the country now against him, it has to make it even more stressful for him. His wife is on Disney channel now trying to reach out to the younger generation and help lead them to grow away from what we, as a society, have accepted as normal--high fat diets, bad music, drinking, drugs, random sex with random strangers.... I have absolutely no idea where I am going with this, except America should give the man some more credit. He may have messed up, gotten around a few laws, tried to rewrite the constitution, but he has also helped in many ways. He's trying to get our debts settled (Eventhough there is a simple solution when you get to the nitty-gritty of it), deal with the collective intelligence of a country that has... seemingly... lost what little common sense they once had. [/s] [s]Obama can[/s] He's trying his best and we should support him in whatever ways we can, whether it be calling our senators and having them propose laws to our president or just sit around and do nothing and complain about it everyday. Personally, its the same problem in New Orleans. ESPECIALLY Post-Katrina. He's only one man. He can only do so much. We have so many laws and by-laws that he has to get around to even take a poop in a public setting. It's a wonder he can get ANYTHING done without running into so much red tape and paperwork. ....I never thought I would say that.
  7. I knoooow!!! its like a min-facebook without all the annoying updates!

  8. Haha, it said you were last active waaaay last year lol I'm here now too!! Lots has changed!

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    Writing RPG Posts You're Proud Of

    [quote name='lol' timestamp='1316516952' post='709520'] Man, I've just read through most of both of them like a month ago. Our little baby. ;~; [/quote] Man, we should redo a few stories like that with proper grammar and whatnot... they could be best sellers!!! Heck, most of the stories here at OB are amazing. Jaaaaaaaaames! OtakuPublishers? Bwaha!
  10. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!! Sorry, just got back on!!

  11. HEY! come home.... :(

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    Writing RPG Posts You're Proud Of

    As I came out of the dust of the old spellbook... haha It would definitely have to be out of the Destiny: Revenge will be Ours series! Well, two of them... [quote]The world has been at peace for over a millennium now. Thanks to the five warriors that wanted to avenge their families and friends deaths. But now all five lay in eternal slumber deep in their graves, their story forgotten by all, except for their decedents. Now a terrible thing has happened. A powerful evil has been unleashed and has arisen to the mortal plain, to create suffering, agony, and death. The Earth that had been at peace for so long wasn�t prepared for the darkness that has come upon it. The nightmare that had been defeated four thousand years ago is now reoccurring, if not the fiends that did originally did it, then it is another, totally new evil, nobody is certain of that. But with the five of them long since passed on, and nobody strong enough� Or brave enough to take their place and do what they did so long ago. And because of that there is total chaos. Still� there is a glimmer of hope. The young descendants of the five warriors have accidentally discovered items, capable of reviving the dead. The question now is� Will they use the power that has been enthused to them for good purposes? Only time� and time alone, will spell the fate of the Earth� The room is dark in an old house built atop an old cemetary. There are a few kids sitting around in the dark attic of this old 5th or 6th century house with a book, candles, flowers, a bowl of Blessed Sea Salt Water, and an incense burner on a table. You could hear voices of a few children about 15 or 16 years of age moving stuff around on the table and yelling at eachother in the dark. Kid 1: Hey! No! Not there! Here! Kid 2: Would you shut up? I know what I'm doing! Kid 3: Both of you shut up before mom wakes up and catches us with her old Gaelic spell book! Kid 1 & 2: Oooooooooh! You're going to be in trouble if she finds out! Kid 3: She won't find out! Now shut it before I summon a demon to come and take you all away! Mwuhahahahahha! Kid 1: Vahn, you're nuts. Vahn: Yes, I know... Kid 2: Can we just do this? It's almost dawn! If we don't start it now, we'll have to wait another month for the full moon on the first hour before dawn! Vahn: Yeah, you're right.... Everyone: Let's do it! Vahn knelt down in front of the Alter and his friends knelt down around the alter, all holding hands while focusing their energies into the ritual. Vahn lit the first candle. The room slowly lit up with a dim, golden light. There was junk all over the place covered in cobwebs and dust. It was evident that not many people have been up here in the past century. Vahn continued the ritual. He lit the other three white candles starting with the one at the top, then left, then right. With the added light, he opened the book to the page the spell he wanted to do was on. It was in the ancient language of Gaelia. He chanted the spell as they all held hands focusing on the outcome of the ritual. The chanting got louder and more emotion was put into it. The candle flames started to wave as the energies passed through them. Suddenly, the flames seemed to jump off of the candles as they were extinguished by the force of their auras. Sitting in the dark, amazed, the kids looked at eachother with the same thought on their minds... "Did it work?" The floor started to tremble as they felt something pushing up through the floor. The floor seemed to crumble as a tattered and torn body arose from within it. Vahn and the others watched in fright as the dead body arose higher above the floor. There was a light glowing where the corpse's heart would be. The light shot out and retreated back into the body. The corpse fell to the ground with a loud thud. Vahn went over to the body... slowly... slower... he stopped a few inches before the corpse. He couldn't go any further. He was too frightened. Kid 2: Vahn...? Is it....? Vahn: I think so.... ???? : Who has awakened thy spirit from thy eternal rest?! Vahn jumped back. Kid 1: VAHN DID IT! OH PLEASE SPARE ME! IT WAS ALL HIS IDEA!!!!!! ???? : Vahn, is it? Vahn: ... Y--Yes...? ???? : Thank you.... But there is a question I must ask thee... Vahn: W-What is it? ???? : Why did you call upon me? Vahn: Who are you? ???? : Answer me! Vahn: Answer me first! Kid 1: Vahn, obey the dead guy before he gets in a bad mood! ???? : To answer your question, my name is Valen. All: !!! Vahn: Is it really you? Valen: Yeah, you were expecting maybe Merlin? Vahn: Well, yeah... actually..... Valen: .................. now, answer my question.... Kid 1: HE SUMMONED YOU! HE WAS FOOLING AROUND WITH AN OLD SPELL BOOK AND HE-- Valen: An old spell book? Vahn, was this spell book in Gaelic? Vahn: Yeah, why? (!!!) Wait... you're Valen from...... about..... 1381 years ago? Valen: Wow..... has it really been that long? Heh.... time flies when you're dead.... Valen's body and spirit merge in a bright flash of light. The corpse that was on the floor was now standing, but there was something different.... the clothes weren't tattered, the rotting flesh wasn't rotting anymore... it was... it was real flesh... Valen looked just as he did moments before his death by Lacroix. Valen: Wow... this feels good... home again... sorta... Kid 1: Uh... Vahn's friend passes out after what he saw a few seconds ago. Kid 2: Um... I'm going home now... As Vahn's other friend ran out the door towards his house, Valen and Vahn got to know eachother a bit better. Valen went to take a bath but found out something weird -- They had HOT water! Vahn: (Banging on the bathroom door) Hurry up in there! My parents will be up in any minute! Valen: Alright alright! Hold on! Eesh... Valen got out wearing what he had on earlier that morning. Vahn and Valen went back up to the attic and dragged Vahn's friend into the bed. Vahn went over behind a crate and picked up his weapons. They headed out to show Valen around the house when Vahn noticed something. They followed it up to a forest that Vahn has never noticed before in his life. They cautiously walked into the forest... [/quote] ~A New Era, A New Destiny! A classic RPG series, though it was never really finished... Wow... 2002/2003.... That had to have been 9th grade...
  13. [quote name='Chaos']So are knife wounds. ...God. The pure horrid memories this thread brings up...[/QUOTE] ...amen to that. the horrid memories of years passed... but must admit... it was quite fun blowing everything up every other day... On a random note... After just recently joining/creating a Christian rock band... planning a ministry... life just kind of seems to get away from you. Years gone by, friends come and gone, and one big guy who just LOVES red bull trying to beat your face in and then collapsing the overhang at school... all suddenly seem so precious now. Oh, and the slap chop rap is on tv now. Going to watch that now. Peace!
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    Caturday (cat images)

    I agree, Kitty... [IMG]http://www.geocities.com/sia1912/omg.jpg[/IMG]
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    Youtube Addiction

    Haha, I'd have to say my favorite YouTube action is Funny Fantasy and AMV Hell. Those two take up about an hour of your time (especially AMV Hell, each episode is about 10 minutes, and the finale is about an hour and a half long.) As for music, I go on for Ayumi Hamasaki, NEWS, KAT-TUN, and SuJu. There's also like a 9 minute japanese phone commercial on there... its quite interesting. :)
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    Gaming bipolar video game characters

    Haha, you stole my answer! I would have to say the most bipolar character I know of is "Dagger" from FFIX. One minute she has that royal tone in her voice, the next [spoiler] her love for Zidane breaks through[/spoiler]. Another is Steiner... 'nuff said.
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    Gaming Final Fantasy VIII

    FF8 took chances that many of the other FF games did not. I.E., the junction system. Any magic could be junctioned to any stat on any character, provided you junctioned a GF with the proper junction ability. I don't think its the BEST FF game, but it comes in second only to FF9. In recent months, I've tried to explain the storyline and [spoiler]time compression and how Rinoa is Ultimecia[/spoiler] to my friends who keep asking about it, and I confuse myself around the fourth time explaining it to them, lol. Ah well, it was a great game and will always hold a place in my heart as the first Final Fantasy that I've played that isn't Mistyc Quest.
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    Gaming Facebook

    I am sorry, but I must say facebook is worse than myspace. There is nothing to really do on facebook. I joined facebook to see what it was all about because secretly, I have no life and need things to do. After about five minutes of it, I got so aggrivated with it for some reason (I guess because I got bored with it as soon as I saw the personal page), and haven't really gone back. I really don't see what the big deal is about facebook. I do, however, have two OBers...er... x-OBers: Barra and Starlight. So yeah. I'm not really in any groups either... those are lame. :)
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    OtakuBoards Survey

    [b]1: What changes (if any) do you think the forum structure needs? [/b]None really, OB is kicking butt (provided I've ony checked in every once in a while). [b]2: What new sites would you add to the OB Network?[/b] Can't really think of any offhand, but if one pops in mind, I'll be sure to let you know! [b]3: Should OB Network provide a hosting service to members for their own personal sites? If you have your own personal site, would you consider having it hosted by OtakuBoards?[/b] I think that would be awesome! I'm payin like 29.99 for 3 months of hosting. Lame, yes, but i can finally say that I have my own website and 3 "free" domains, lol. I wouldn't mind moving the site to the OB server. [b]4: Comments/Suggestions[/b] Dialup sucks.
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    Gaming MySpace

    [font=Comic Sans MS][color=royalblue]here[/color][/font] [font=Comic Sans MS][color=royalblue][/color][/font] [font=Comic Sans MS][color=royalblue]Anywho, nobody saw that! [/color][/font] [font=Comic Sans MS][color=royalblue][/color][/font] [font=Comic Sans MS][color=royalblue]Yeah... Myspace... I never really got into myspace until about 11 months ago when my friend kept nagging me to get one, so to shut him up, I got one. Worst. Mistake. Of. My. Life. Now I'm addicted and constantly finding new people to bug through my school's group and my ROTC group. [/color][/font] [font=Comic Sans MS][color=royalblue][/color][/font] [font=Comic Sans MS][color=royalblue][b]Original Thoughts:[/b][/color][/font] [font=Comic Sans MS][color=royalblue]Myspace was the lamest thing I had ever heard of. People going out of their way and obsessing over taking poorly-angled pictures of themselves just so they can feel like they are on the internet. That's how I saw it.[/color][/font] [font=Comic Sans MS][color=royalblue][/color][/font] [font=Comic Sans MS][color=royalblue][b]Now Thoughts:[/b][/color][/font] [font=Comic Sans MS][color=royalblue]Holy crap this site is addicting. I'm still logged in and refreshing as we speak :o lol. Facebook is just lame though. I do have friends on myspace that, like many others it seems, I would never talk to if it weren't for myspace. The bulletin surveys and quizzes keep me entertained while I'm up at all hours of the night trying to sleep. Curse you, Tom. Curse you forever. Damn addicting sites... gr.[/color][/font] [font=Comic Sans MS][color=royalblue][/color][/font] [font=Comic Sans MS][color=royalblue]^_^ new comments! w00t! ..er... yeah... I'll go myspace now.[/color][/font]
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    PM Censor

    [font=Century Gothic][size=3][color=darkred]Personally, I don't see why anyone would raise such a deal on such a trivial matter. I mean, if someone gets a PM full of insults and swear words, then that person can get over themselves and delete the PM, move on, and call it a day. [i]Its just pixels making text and color anyway.[/i][/color][/size][/font] Sorry... lol felt like Kuja there...
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    What quote do you live by?

    I actually live by three now, all from a very awesome rock opera by the late John Larson, [b][u]RENT[/u][/b]: 1. "Forget Regret or Life is Yours to Miss." 2. "No day but today" 3. (this one holds me back though) "will I lose my dignity / will someone care / Will I wake tomorrow from this nightmare" These hit me very hard when I first heard them because I was in a situation where I needed to forget what has happened in the past and move on, that day, or my life was going to be a living hell from then on. It was as if John Larson was going through one of the same things I was (lost a friend to AIDS), and I had to let that go and move on, because I had #3 as my state of mind for anything I did. Now everything is all better. ^^;
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    Laundry

    To get rid of the white lint, you should make sure you're not washing anything white with your colors. The fading, however, make sure the wash temperature is warm and the rinse temperature is cold (or if you have delicate colors, just use cold/cold). I remember a few months ago when I was doing laundry for a friend's mom while she was out of town and we had evacuated here for hurricane Rita (yeah, I go to my friend's house out in Raceland, a middle-of-nowhere town only 40 miles outside new orleans for Katrina, then come back for Rita, which still hit almost head-on back here in Metairie, only 2 miles from New Orleans lol it was lame!...anywho, back onm topic). It was Barra and myself in this house alone with tons of MREs and there was a lot of laundry to be done that would never get done, so we cleaned the house and I did laundry, so I came across a LARPer's cape. Double-sided, blue and black, very heavy material... didn't read the tag that said "dry clean only, do not machine wash." Needless to say, I machine washed it... it came out with white bloctches in the blue side, and no black side. >.>; Since that day, I have been denied the honor of washing LARP clothes lol.
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    Request Conor Oberst Banner

    Here are two different versions of the banner... anything you would like different?
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