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Re: New Member Introductions

Postby Raw Shark » 2016-09-08 10:47pm

Tribble wrote:Subforum? I thought we were all crazy, just in our own unique special way :P


Matter of degrees, I guess. Eternal_Freedom runs it if you're really interested.

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Re: New Member Introductions

Postby Bernkastel » 2016-09-09 05:58am

Tribble wrote:No worries about the lurking - I was lurking around when this forum started and you can see how long it took me to join... alas, I missed the Great Wars, but it was fun watching the proverbial bullets fly from a safe distance. :P


Yep. I spent years lurking before joining and most of my forum time has been basically lurking.

Anyway, Horton, welcome. I hope membership is fun for you.

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Re: New Member Introductions

Postby HortonX25 » 2016-09-13 05:22pm

LadyTevar wrote:HI! :)

Hi *Waves*
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HortonX25 wrote:Lurked here for years now I think? Recall many times I went through Wong's writings on the main forum and greatly enjoyed reading them.

Decided I might as well make an account and post, as why not? :)


Welcome to the party. There's Star Wars, and coffee, and if you're fucking crazy there's a sub-forum for that, too.

Where's the coffee forum? :D

My biggest question looking around is, where exactly is Wong? He doesn't seem to be active here anymore.
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Tribble wrote:No worries about the lurking - I was lurking around when this forum started and you can see how long it took me to join... alas, I missed the Great Wars, but it was fun watching the proverbial bullets fly from a safe distance. :P


Yep. I spent years lurking before joining and most of my forum time has been basically lurking.

Anyway, Horton, welcome. I hope membership is fun for you.

Hey there, I like your avatar and name. :P

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Re: New Member Introductions

Postby Raw Shark » 2016-09-13 06:04pm

HortonX25 wrote:Where's the coffee forum? :D


This whole place was the coffee-is-participating forum until he got banned for being a mouthy drunkard. I miss him.

HortonX25 wrote:My biggest question looking around is, where exactly is Wong? He doesn't seem to be active here anymore.


He's not. I believe that he lives in Toronto, Canada. He had a couple of kids and drifted away.

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Re: New Member Introductions

Postby Iroscato » 2016-09-13 06:20pm

Wong is like God, in that he runs the whole show, has been mysteriously absent for thousands of years, yet can still inspire millions across the world to kill in his name.

Ish.
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Re: New Member Introductions

Postby Iroscato » 2016-09-13 06:21pm

Raw Shark wrote:
HortonX25 wrote:Where's the coffee forum? :D


This whole place was the coffee-is-participating forum until he got banned for being a mouthy drunkard. I miss him.


You and me both - for all his flaws, couldn't help but like the guy.
Yeah, I've always taken the subtext of the Birther movement to be, "The rules don't count here! This is different! HE'S BLACK! BLACK, I SAY! ARE YOU ALL BLIND!?

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Re: New Member Introductions

Postby HortonX25 » 2016-09-14 03:48am

Chimaera wrote:Wong is like God, in that he runs the whole show, has been mysteriously absent for thousands of years, yet can still inspire millions across the world to kill in his name.

Ish.

Except there's actually empirical evidence he exists. :lol:

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Re: New Member Introductions

Postby Bernkastel » 2016-09-14 08:56am

HortonX25 wrote:Hey there, I like your avatar and name. :P


Thanks. They're actually those of my favourite character from a series I like. I admit, the name and look of them was what initially made me interested in them.

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Raw Shark wrote:
HortonX25 wrote:Where's the coffee forum? :D


This whole place was the coffee-is-participating forum until he got banned for being a mouthy drunkard. I miss him.


You and me both - for all his flaws, couldn't help but like the guy.


While I've never interacted with him, Coffee was almost like a fixture of the place and his posts were often fun, in one form or another. On that note, at least his departure was not in the form of another RIP thread.

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Re: New Member Introductions

Postby Raw Shark » 2016-09-14 09:53am

Bernkastel wrote:Thanks. They're actually those of my favourite character from a series I like. I admit, the name and look of them was what initially made me interested in them.


Yeah, I can't resist the purple-haired girls. It's not an anime thing; the first girl I ever fell in actual love and had sex with's nickname was, "Eggplant," and it looked good on her. I dated one for the first time in a while recently, but she was a crazy drunk and we're not talking anymore. Eggplant's in an open marriage right now, we've been talking again, and the next time I go back East we are on like Donkey Kong.

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Re: New Member Introductions

Postby HortonX25 » 2016-10-12 11:33am

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Bernkastel wrote:Thanks. They're actually those of my favourite character from a series I like. I admit, the name and look of them was what initially made me interested in them.


Yeah, I can't resist the purple-haired girls. It's not an anime thing; the first girl I ever fell in actual love and had sex with's nickname was, "Eggplant," and it looked good on her. I dated one for the first time in a while recently, but she was a crazy drunk and we're not talking anymore. Eggplant's in an open marriage right now, we've been talking again, and the next time I go back East we are on like Donkey Kong.

I wouldn't fall for that girl if I were you. :o

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Re: New Member Introductions

Postby Raw Shark » 2016-10-12 01:53pm

Yeah, well. She was the first one and she has a bit of a claim.

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HortonX25 wrote:My biggest question looking around is, where exactly is Wong? He doesn't seem to be active here anymore.


He lives in Toronto, has two teenage sons, works full time and right now is getting an MBA at night for some strange reason.
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Postby Elheru Aran » 2016-10-13 11:41am

Alyrium Denryle wrote:
HortonX25 wrote:My biggest question looking around is, where exactly is Wong? He doesn't seem to be active here anymore.


He lives in Toronto, has two teenage sons, works full time and right now is getting an MBA at night for some strange reason.


IIRC the main reason he dropped out a ways ago was he was working on some big project for the government, and just never really bothered coming back on after that unless there was some ruckus or other that required his presence.

Real Life, in other words.
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Re: New Member Introductions

Postby blenkins90 » 2017-05-06 12:22am

I suppose I should introduce myself.

Name's Dann. What's up yall! I like to discuss theory and reality as it pertains to energy, technology, psychology, and the human experience.

Looking forward to it!

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Re: New Member Introductions

Postby Flagg » 2017-05-08 10:29pm

Elheru Aran wrote:
Alyrium Denryle wrote:
HortonX25 wrote:My biggest question looking around is, where exactly is Wong? He doesn't seem to be active here anymore.


He lives in Toronto, has two teenage sons, works full time and right now is getting an MBA at night for some strange reason.


IIRC the main reason he dropped out a ways ago was he was working on some big project for the government, and just never really bothered coming back on after that unless there was some ruckus or other that required his presence.

Real Life, in other words.

He's prevelent on FB pissing in the face of Trump voters and other white supremesists. :lol:
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HortonX25 wrote:My biggest question looking around is, where exactly is Wong? He doesn't seem to be active here anymore.

So, one of Mike's hangouts was (and may still be) the World of Tanks forum, and about two years ago (give or take) I saw someone there ask him why he isn't active here or elsewhere like Spacebattles anymore. Apparently, he decided to stop posting here and other SF related forums precisely because he disliked his own popularity/reputation. As he sees it, every time he steps into a thread and people recognize him, it causes a flood of haters and fans to descend on the poor thread and derail it. He doesn't like people sucking up to him any more than he likes haters, near as I can tell. He likes conversations that stay on topic, and are interesting to read. Plus, he's the kind of person who specifically seeks out disagreement, so the fact that this forum largely agrees with most of his opinions means he probably finds this place boring. As opposed to Facebook, where he can find all the trolls, racists and creationists a debater could ever want (and then some). :wink:

This is, of course, on top of the fact he has a real life to attend to.
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Postby Simon_Jester » 2017-05-10 02:25am

Yeah, come to think of it, the thing that Facebok has become is kind of like Mike Wong Valhalla in some sense. :D
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Simon_Jester wrote:Yeah, come to think of it, the thing that Facebok has become is kind of like Mike Wong Valhalla in some sense. :D


I see him crop up in my news feed on occasion just because I'm friends with some of the losers here on FB. :P
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General Zod wrote:
Simon_Jester wrote:Yeah, come to think of it, the thing that Facebok has become is kind of like Mike Wong Valhalla in some sense. :D


I see him crop up in my news feed on occasion just because I'm friends with some of the losers here on FB. :P


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Postby Flagg » 2017-05-13 04:28pm

In a recent FB discussion started by Mike I got called a "white boy", had my penis size questioned (because I guess it's still supposed to matter to me over the age of 13 :lol: ), was called a child molester or molestee (I guess there's no such things as white victims of anything), and a bunch of other hilariously sad shit by some black guy who got mad because I made fun of his misspelling of "education" (he spelled it "edication") in a post calling "white boys" stupid. Didn't even have the decency to call me a honkey.
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Hi, I'm Ishida Ayumi and I like Star Wars!

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Ishida Ayumi wrote:Hi, I'm Ishida Ayumi and I like Star Wars!


Hello, there. I'm U.P. Cinnabar, and I like Star Wars too. Even the prequels, sequel, an Rogue One.
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