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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:22 pm
by Mariosrpg89
We also have a similar post count!

Spooky.

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:37 pm
by Marilink
Nice to see you guys back, for real. Stick around!

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:23 pm
by Kargath
[QUOTE="Marilincarnation, post: 1615834, member: 23215"]HotD is actually one of VGF's horcruxes.[/QUOTE]
Hang on, are you saying Missy murdered a dude

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:37 pm
by Heroine of the Dragon
Wait!!! My marshmallows never killed anyone, Kargath. :partyfairy: :party: :D

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:05 pm
by Shane
Sometimes I lurk.

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:19 pm
by Mariosrpg89
It would be interesting to have a thread about how everyone is doing now. I'm honestly curious since so many people are here that I remember. Not sure if that is too invasive though, haha.

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:52 pm
by Marilink
^I mean, this could very well be that thread if you'd like. It would fit in the theme of reminiscing about the old days/looking back on the past years.

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:58 am
by Mariosrpg89
[QUOTE="Marilincarnation, post: 1616010, member: 23215"]^I mean, this could very well be that thread if you'd like. It would fit in the theme of reminiscing about the old days/looking back on the past years.[/QUOTE]

Alright! Well, how are you doing? How have your last 10-15 years been - and what pulled you to continue to dedicate yourself to VGF? :)

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:21 am
by Marilink
It's been great! Graduated college, married a girl, had a kid, halfway through grad school. I've been sticking with VGF because this was my first internet community where I've made a lot of great friends (many of which I've actually met IRL now), and I have no reason to leave!

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:43 am
by Mariosrpg89
[QUOTE="Marilincarnation, post: 1616038, member: 23215"]It's been great! Graduated college, married a girl, had a kid, halfway through grad school. I've been sticking with VGF because this was my first internet community where I've made a lot of great friends (many of which I've actually met IRL now), and I have no reason to leave![/QUOTE]

That's great, thank you for sharing! I'm glad you sound happy. Is it hard to have a kid and go to grad school at the same time now?

I never made any solid friends on here so that was a big part of why I probably stopped coming on. I did talk to one person a lot I met on the NC forums and we met up before, but something strange happened and he disconnected himself from the internet.

HotD, how have you been? You're very much someone I knew in a distant past. Everything good with you?

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:25 am
by Marilink
It's quite a bit to manage, yeah, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I love being busy.

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:31 pm
by Heroine of the Dragon
[QUOTE="Mariosrpg89, post: 1616155, member: 23826"]
HotD, how have you been? You're very much someone I knew in a distant past. Everything good with you?[/QUOTE]

Everything is going very well, thank you for asking. This is my favourite time of the year and I am enjoying it very much with lots of baking, wrapping gifts and generally belting out carols loudly and as always, out-of-tune. :lol: Life has been overall interesting, but I'm getting through it quite well. I keep busy with part-time work and I am learning languages, informally at this stage, when I have free time (none for the past couple of weeks).

I'm here still at VGF because I truly adore the members (don't believe any rumours that it's because I wield super amounts of power as an Admin) and over the years, I have gotten to make some lovely friends (I still keep in contact with a number of 'lurking/non-active' members outside of VGF). It's like a second-home for me and some place I can come and just be myself, albeit minus all the sharing of my baking. I do my bit and try to bring a little extra magic to a very special place on the internet!!

How about you? How are you and how's Life been treating you? (Was your mission --in Life-- a success and that's why you returned?) :D

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:00 am
by Mariosrpg89
[QUOTE="Heroine of the Dragon, post: 1616216, member: 22385"]Everything is going very well, thank you for asking. This is my favourite time of the year and I am enjoying it very much with lots of baking, wrapping gifts and generally belting out carols loudly and as always, out-of-tune. :lol: Life has been overall interesting, but I'm getting through it quite well. I keep busy with part-time work and I am learning languages, informally at this stage, when I have free time (none for the past couple of weeks).

I'm here still at VGF because I truly adore the members (don't believe any rumours that it's because I wield super amounts of power as an Admin) and over the years, I have gotten to make some lovely friends (I still keep in contact with a number of 'lurking/non-active' members outside of VGF). It's like a second-home for me and some place I can come and just be myself, albeit minus all the sharing of my baking. I do my bit and try to bring a little extra magic to a very special place on the internet!!

How about you? How are you and how's Life been treating you? (Was your mission --in Life-- a success and that's why you returned?) :D [/QUOTE]

Ah that's all good to hear! It's a valuable thing - being able to say that things are going well. You sound like my favorite kind of person this time of year. I too love Christmas and buying presents - I just sent my niece and nephew a big box of gifts in the mail. Which languages are you learning?

Life has been full of some crazy curve balls the past decade - some of it was quite a mess and I'm fortunate to say I've gotten through the worst of that. Now I'm living far away from home - in Tokyo - and have just been focusing on my job tutoring and teaching adults, learning Japanese and going out and exploring on my own. I recently was given a Japanese N64 by my friend here and I got very nostalgic. Many things here that I run into give me that feeling, actually. I started to think of VGF again and my time here and decided to stop by! I have a pretty good amount of free time, too, because my family and most of my friends are naturally so far away.

VGF being a second home for you makes me feel all warm and fuzzy - thank you for passing along the kindness, speaking to me so openly and welcoming me back to the forum :smile:

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:48 pm
by Heroine of the Dragon
[QUOTE="Mariosrpg89, post: 1616267, member: 23826"]Ah that's all good to hear! It's a valuable thing - being able to say that things are going well. You sound like my favorite kind of person this time of year. I too love Christmas and buying presents - I just sent my niece and nephew a big box of gifts in the mail. Which languages are you learning?

Life has been full of some crazy curve balls the past decade - some of it was quite a mess and I'm fortunate to say I've gotten through the worst of that. Now I'm living far away from home - in Tokyo - and have just been focusing on my job tutoring and teaching adults, learning Japanese and going out and exploring on my own. I recently was given a Japanese N64 by my friend here and I got very nostalgic. Many things here that I run into give me that feeling, actually. I started to think of VGF again and my time here and decided to stop by! I have a pretty good amount of free time, too, because my family and most of my friends are naturally so far away.

VGF being a second home for you makes me feel all warm and fuzzy - thank you for passing along the kindness, speaking to me so openly and welcoming me back to the forum :smile: [/QUOTE]

You're awesome!! ;) Thank you for your response. You are always welcome here!!

I'm learning Hungarian, French and Finnish. But not all at the same time. :lol: I am focusing all my spare time on Hungarian at the moment and find the conjugations to be challenging. It's good for the brain cells. ;)

I'm so glad you came through your experiences on the brighter side and hope you are enjoying Tokyo. Have you visited the owl cafes? Or been on the bullet trains? I haven't been but [USER=17429]@Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds[/USER] and [USER=25415]@He Who is Without Skin[/USER] went and the photos were lovely!! I hope your Japanese is coming along nicely, too.

I empathise; this whole thread made me super-nostalgic when I made it (and I may have leaked composing it since it took me a long time to get everything ready for it and gave me a lot of time to ponder all the people I have made a connection - big or small - with over the years). And congratulations on getting a JN64. I hope you are having lots of fun playing games. :D

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:21 am
by Mariosrpg89
[QUOTE="Heroine of the Dragon, post: 1616350, member: 22385"]You're awesome!! :wink: Thank you for your response. You are always welcome here!!

I'm learning Hungarian, French and Finnish. But not all at the same time. :lol: I am focusing all my spare time on Hungarian at the moment and find the conjugations to be challenging. It's good for the brain cells. :wink:

I'm so glad you came through your experiences on the brighter side and hope you are enjoying Tokyo. Have you visited the owl cafes? Or been on the bullet trains? I haven't been but [USER=17429]@Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds[/USER] and [USER=25415]@He Who is Without Skin[/USER] went and the photos were lovely!! I hope your Japanese is coming along nicely, too.

I empathise; this whole thread made me super-nostalgic when I made it (and I may have leaked composing it since it took me a long time to get everything ready for it and gave me a lot of time to ponder all the people I have made a connection - big or small - with over the years). And congratulations on getting a JN64. I hope you are having lots of fun playing games. :D [/QUOTE]

Holy...I've heard Hungarian is very difficult. One of my childhood friends is Hungarian and I'm sure he'd think you're crazy for trying! Hahaha. Which languages do you already know?

I have not visited an owl cafe but I got to meet one in the street and took some wonderful photos of it. No bullet train yet either. Tokyo is fantastic and I love my neighborhood which is a little farther out in West Tokyo. I have some great friends I get to see sometimes and there's just so much shopping and eating to do - I try almost everyday! Japanese is getting to be pretty difficult for me at the level I am. I'm already fluent in Greek and while I had an advantage being bilingual I'm still having a lot of trouble speaking without sounding like I'm having a stroke. I can read pretty alright, though.

When making the thread and pondering on those connections were there little things that stood out in your memory of people that you didn't even speak to anymore? Like, "I remember so-and-so because of that one thread..."

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:49 pm
by Heroine of the Dragon
[QUOTE="Mariosrpg89, post: 1616368, member: 23826"]Holy...I've heard Hungarian is very difficult. One of my childhood friends is Hungarian and I'm sure he'd think you're crazy for trying! Hahaha. Which languages do you already know?

I have not visited an owl cafe but I got to meet one in the street and took some wonderful photos of it. No bullet train yet either. Tokyo is fantastic and I love my neighborhood which is a little farther out in West Tokyo. I have some great friends I get to see sometimes and there's just so much shopping and eating to do - I try almost everyday! Japanese is getting to be pretty difficult for me at the level I am. I'm already fluent in Greek and while I had an advantage being bilingual I'm still having a lot of trouble speaking without sounding like I'm having a stroke. I can read pretty alright, though.

When making the thread and pondering on those connections were there little things that stood out in your memory of people that you didn't even speak to anymore? Like, "I remember so-and-so because of that one thread..."[/QUOTE]

Hahaha, I think I'm crazy some days... and get a good laugh out of my conversation attempts. ;) I know a smattering of 6 languages other than English (some only how to greet someone, use polite words and ask some simple questions), but mostly I know a lot of French and am out of serious practice with my French.

That's very awesome seeing an owl in the street like that!! We met one at a display to bring notice to wildlife rehabilitation recently and I loved it!! I'm so glad to hear you are enjoying Tokyo and I'm sure that your Japanese will be great very soon. My biggest tip is to make sure that you have someone local to correct your pronunciation. ;) And have fun!!

Oh yeah, I felt like I was reliving the past one memory at a time for a while there... remembering this member said this or that and having a giggle or leaking. It's been a wonderful part of my life being at VGF. I also have lots of stuff that I didn't post... my collection of art drawn about me, or for me, and a bunch of PMs. Plus I have stuff on floppies that I can't access anymore. When you came back, did you have a rush of memories about the place and it's members that you used to know best? :D

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:36 pm
by Pyropunk
Holy cow.... 16... I can barely believe it. I still remember coming in here back around 2002ish? And just coming for the heck of it. Wasn't a huge video gamer until I started coming here and talking to folks and joining up in AIM Chat (hah, wow.... old school) and finding out what was fun, not fun, or just making new friends. Glad to see this place is still around and can't wait to see what happens. I've recommended tons of people here over the years. Heck, just had a kid the other day I referred because of our conversation and how he felt like an outsider and lonely due to his love of a game. Told him to join because of all the awesome people who are like minded and love to play!

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:20 am
by Mariosrpg89
[QUOTE="Heroine of the Dragon, post: 1616524, member: 22385"]Hahaha, I think I'm crazy some days... and get a good laugh out of my conversation attempts. :wink: I know a smattering of 6 languages other than English (some only how to greet someone, use polite words and ask some simple questions), but mostly I know a lot of French and am out of serious practice with my French.

That's very awesome seeing an owl in the street like that!! We met one at a display to bring notice to wildlife rehabilitation recently and I loved it!! I'm so glad to hear you are enjoying Tokyo and I'm sure that your Japanese will be great very soon. My biggest tip is to make sure that you have someone local to correct your pronunciation. :wink: And have fun!!

Oh yeah, I felt like I was reliving the past one memory at a time for a while there... remembering this member said this or that and having a giggle or leaking. It's been a wonderful part of my life being at VGF. I also have lots of stuff that I didn't post... my collection of art drawn about me, or for me, and a bunch of PMs. Plus I have stuff on floppies that I can't access anymore. When you came back, did you have a rush of memories about the place and it's members that you used to know best? :D [/QUOTE]

Sort of! I remember a lot of you but not a whole lot of details personality wise. Plus, I know some members were real young (like me) and likely have changed completely. I always remembered you were extremely sweet, though. I also remember Knux fairly well because he was active when I was, too, and was very sad to hear the news afterwards :(

Not to bring that up now - heaven knows we need some cheering up this season. I'm not happy about many unrelated recent events. I think it was also a good time to leave the states this year!

I hope your Christmas was pleasant and joyful!

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:20 pm
by james griffin dubbo
i registered on here in 2001

oh my god we're old now

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:42 pm
by Johnthehunter
17th birthday is coming soon :) congrats guys :)