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Title: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 09, 2013, 23:13
After discussion in the sad topic, let's use this topic for everyone to talk about the memories they have, the injokes, the people, etc.; which stay with you here.

(Can be anything within site rules and doesn't have to be substantial moments so we avoid an exact replica of the History Project)
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Shaymin on March 09, 2013, 23:14
injokes injokes everywhere
i do remember one time in irc chat i did
/me falls off of chiar
ssoooooooooo chiar kind of stuck
i was good at typos typos are my thing. i am queen of typos
i remember the chat topic thread for hilariousness
and oh you have two bidoofs
and the massive hype over metagame spriters. and when the rp board had good rps and lots of active posters
sobs why
why did i come into this topic i have the sad
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 09, 2013, 23:17
Those Metagame Spriters moments were mental! I remember the massive rush towards the end when everyone pulled together; that was so awesome.

(Woo 45 posts; s/o to Balotelli)
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Shaymin on March 09, 2013, 23:21
Those Metagame Spriters moments were mental! I remember the massive rush towards the end when everyone pulled together; that was so awesome.

(Woo 45 posts; s/o to Balotelli)
i still have pride in the fact i made the last sprite before we moved on to unova
even though it was kinda crappy lookin
i like going through them all and going "helped with that, mine, mine, helped, mine, mine, coloured that, mine, mine, also mine" because of reasons
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 09, 2013, 23:24
Haha everyone involved should take pride in their work! It was a momentus coming together =]
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Inferna on March 09, 2013, 23:28
I hope we can finish 5th gen, it's such an accomplishment even to have done 4!
That made me love spriting, I remember my first was a pidgey :')
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Shaymin on March 09, 2013, 23:31
i think i made 40+ sprites for metagame/helped with loads more
can't see them all because they don't have alternate sprites up but still i remember
............i said i'd go to bed like 30 minutes ago why am i still up damnit

OH OH I REMEMBER i got watched once that was awesome
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: JSM on March 09, 2013, 23:32
Metagame spriters <3 I never really contributed to that as much as I wish I had, but I will always be happy with the Gorebyss I made for that.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 09, 2013, 23:33
I remember my first 'attempt' was the worst sprite ever created (y)

I miss all those little sprite shops everyone had, they were so neat

We need to get all kinds of talk in here... Hmm.

I don't think it's a good idea going into the trouble I've been into. Woops!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Shaymin on March 09, 2013, 23:40

I don't think it's a good idea going into the trouble I've been into. Woops!
aka the 34527546574 profiles you've had
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 10, 2013, 00:01
I've only had 7! ... :/
My second one is the only one that counts though as that's when pretty much all of the good stuff happened =P
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sizacu on March 10, 2013, 00:02
omg with the metagame sprites

I was looking through the sprites that we had a while ago and I'm really happy with how I've improved thanks to that <3 It's like a timeline kind of thing; you can definitely tell which ones I'd made when I first started and which ones I'd made towards the end! Well, maybe others might not think that it was such a big difference but I definitely think there was one! That Altaria that I made... And that offline strop as well when Liam did Cresselia xD
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on March 10, 2013, 02:20
there was an rp called You Are Special with suicune rider i loved so much even though my oc was just a rip off of a south park/pokemon crossover haha jesus

there was #sherrin and #ayla which were also awful haha jesus remember when i was friends with those people. im still friends with sherrin (jack now!) and hes come a very long way in both art and personality. its so strange weve both been friends (well in a way) for 5 years now. also that we were so awful back then.

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs24/f/2008/026/f/0/As_99_Red_balloons_go_by_by_llamakitty.gif)
remember people would go mad for sprites like these ugly things. goddamn. i was such hot poop back then apparently.

i was always so unnecessarily rude to everyone and i think i should say now that im very sorry for my 14 year old self both to admins and members alike. im still an immature tool, i just stopped being such a keyboard samurai haha.

#ayla though. so filled with stupid drama and memes. looking back i realise i hated every second of it but i guess it made me friends like fyrus so thats something.

also tandaras. haha.


i wish irc was more active again i miss it so much. there was a time around 2011 when we had #homestuck (holla @ bluffy + aidan + ben) i loved it so much but i just drifted away like i always do.

oh man, what was the last chan we migrated to? like #ABY or something. it was BYs chan i know that but it had some dumb name and it died out completely.

also #ckk holla


then i deleted my account bc webbz was mod jc im such a petty little moron
rip pikakitty u were a piece of trash :)))))))
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Inferna on March 10, 2013, 08:55
Yas I remember that, I think I joined right at the end and the. There was a reboot but 'you must be a GOOD rper to join this!!!!!'
I remember when that arceus person (alexi or something?) trolled the rp boards and we decided to spam a thread so all our replies would be at the bottom :') also the immortal thing that was Thauxan 900 pages what
I joined Liam's spriting academy when I was 13 nearly 14 and was the biggest suck up ever omg. I remember asking Webby why my posts hadn't gone up and he said that I don't post anywhere else except sfa so I decided to post else where.
Irc tho <3 BOB AND QUOOT 4 LYFE xxx
I remember there used to be quizzes on a Sunday or something in one of the channels. If you wanted less serious (not always though!) discussion you'd stick  to #sp if not youd go to #pkmn.net. I remember all the irc people like Dave (not Daedalus) he told me where he lived in Sheffield it's like omg why, Tom.
now I'm just going to reel off a list of names that I remember being in #sp: Luckcia, Bonnie, Kuranai, Lovisa, Firekitten and Liam. Not forgetting the regulars like Loz, JSM, SR, Mizz, Tomdra, John and Webbz.

I remember after the whole mod drama thing I was at green day the night before and I logged on and was just like o__o I never posted in the thread but just felt so sad everyone had left and avoided the site for about a month just because of the awkwardness.

I posted whenever and eventually left in 2011 just because I got bored and rejoined about a month later.

Also this site has helped me so much with my art and stuff <3 ngl if people didn't request back in my shops I doubt I would ever continued also the nice advice from everyone <3 I remember all the cool arty people on here like Jess, frez, Nessu and dragonair girl? Idk she was friends with Webby/Dana and she made a comic ahh what was her name.

Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 10, 2013, 10:11
^ Dragonair Soul or something I think it was :o

I remember Thauxan haha wow

The quizzes were fun!

John, do you remember #bat I think it was? I remember chilling in there for a bit and it was only usually me, BY and Chandler lol
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Liam on March 10, 2013, 11:02
#sherrin banned me because basically everyone there hated me.

Same for #bat after a while.

oops.

-

Also sorry for being a nob to people who I've been a nob to. I realise I was a right arse now I look back.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 10, 2013, 11:17
^ It's not like you were as much of a nob as me pre-mod. I didn't realise how bad I was until looking at old posts... I had this horrible arrogance and posting approach lol

I've only ever been banned from the main channel, both as a joke and on a serious level. Not good!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MonsterMon64 on March 10, 2013, 12:06
"Y r girls so hot?" was a short-lived topic in Random Randomness that kinda stuck. "r u 12?!" was its annoying little brother, but imo not worth the mention outside of that.

Haven't heard from Putty in a long time. He was a regular back when I was new, I remember him being a pretty cool guy. Jedim hasn't been here in ages, but I suppose she's simply moved on from the site, like a lot of people. I miss the blood feud between Richard and Dane in the never-ending debate of Blaziken vs. Infernape. Obligatory mention of Psythor, too, though I can't say I knew him well.

I'd like to think I've never been a huge jerk on here, outside from the occasional butting of heads, but the truth is, I've always been sort of naive. Thankfully not to the degree I was when I first joined, though!

...Oh, and Marth and Roy was surprisingly popular with a choice few, if a bit forced. I have a love-hate relationship with that thing, seeing as how I'm the one who started it.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on March 10, 2013, 13:16
ive only heard tales of 'y r girls so hot?' it makes me feel like the naive youngster who all the veteran oldies sit in front of them and smoke a pipe and rock in a chair while telling me tales of years past

and yes #bat was the name omg i knew it was 3 letters i just couldnt remember them

i used to go until ayla and fyrus tbh
it was boring without ayla to get passive aggressive and snippy at and boring without jack to GET passive aggressive and snippy with toward ayla

gosh
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 10, 2013, 14:59
I only went in there post Ayla and Fyrus, don't think I've talked to either of them :S

I dunno why but I just remembered the little feeling of joy I would get when I first started getting PMs because I never got them at the time lol
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sizacu on March 10, 2013, 16:47
Irc tho <3 BOB AND QUOOT 4 LYFE xxx
And Ches(s)peon! xD I remember godmodding Bob in my only post in that roleplay that was made and felt really put off by it because I didn't know what godmodding was and iirc Mizz and JSM were having a discussion that went something like 'oh what do we go she gmodded' 'oh let's ignore it!'. I should have asked rather than leave abruptly haha.

I was also really against roleplaying because it was so busy, which is a stupid concept that I still sort of hold today (I'm not against roleplaying boards anymore though) xD

I remember Veyka as well. I'm not sure if he's who a few people seem to be referring to... but yeah, I remember him. He taught SR how to code and stuff for IRC iirc. I was a bit nervous round him, tbh haha.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Kpyna on March 10, 2013, 18:28
haha "y r girls so hot"
evolved into like
"y r _____ so hot"

i used to just do the standard #pkmn.net, #rp with chandler and such, and occasionally #ayla i believe?

veyka made me nervous too xD

roleplay threads, You Are Special, and Thauxan Rebels were by far the most immense ones I had ever seen on that board. I remember there used to be so much hate on Thauxan Rebels since it would fill up the entire "new replies" section.

the spam forum? anyone remember that? i remember i shopped a bunch of popular member's heads onto dogs. i still have the photos if anyone wants to see them haha

back when jess and stuff got banned and then IA came along

back when tags were invented and for some reason i was against it

~.::When Every ~~ Roleplay Was Decorated ~~ Like This ::.~

Also when every single role play was "for literate/experienced role players only" which caused a tank in the rp board back in that time.

Also the "SUPER" fad which i think was stated because of my original "supergrunt" name but i could be wrong.

 and then one time my signature got disabled when i was like 9 and I cried forever and my dad emailed the staff asking what I did wrong hahaha

 and also THROW SOMETHING AT THE PERSON ABOVE
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on March 10, 2013, 20:43
man the whole RP literacy fuss and the tags. and back when I actually RPd instead of losing heart and killing them oOOPs. 
who remembers Hierarchy that was so dumb but fUN and also way too violent but I got away with it bc mod, I remember daedalus and someone else complaining about that on dA and I threw a tantrum and locked it, ahh good times. 
 
also the RP competitions that happened sometimes.
and the whole AS| username thing, wow. 
was there more then one puk pokemon crew? I think that some people started up another topic bc the good pokemon were taken, hurrr.
I was shedinja and the BEST. 
I briefly remember the short lived and p recent invasion of the forums by homestuck trolls, that was excitingly daft and loads of people joined in with it and nobody knew who was even involved with the accounts after a while.
 
I never used IRC that much so I cant talk too much about what happened on there (ok yeah I can say nothing other than it was a thing that existed). 
so that's a shame, it excluded me from a lot of stuff that went on but it was 100% my own fault being scared of it hahaha.
 
definitely remember "y r ____ so hot" though. 
and a brief flurry of "will _____ be in the game".
and yeah IA and everything.
the COMMUNITY SPIRIT. 
and all the members I remember being around like putty and by and danny espeon and silvermoon and citizengeek and simon togetic and dusk (?? the whole people faking their own death thing??) 
basically heapo site drama. 
 
ah meta game spriters, I haven't done any spriting in ages. 
but yeah I've still got loads of the ones I did in my files. 
anyone else remember howtosprite? 
 
and the whole 1984 thing with the site being currypot and everyone was comrade or proletarian. 
 
yeah I'll probably stick around this site even when it's even less active than it is now, I p much grew up on here. 
 
idk if I was ever rude or terrible (yeah probably, I have a vague feeling of embarrassment over some stuff) but I do remember winning "nicest person" in one of the award topics woOW what happened? 
apologies for the old mark being dead, you're stuck w this arsehole instead now. 
 
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 10, 2013, 21:53
i remember the last bunches of nostalgia threads

i remember when i was cool too, people would PM me everyday (actually false) and i'd be all smart and stuff

what happened to those days???  nowadays no one ever responds to me :(
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on March 10, 2013, 22:15
who ARE you??
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Clairefable on March 10, 2013, 22:27
My earliest memory of joining here was Rob posting topics looking for love advice on like a daily basis. Sorry man.

I'm also still having counselling over THAT Zelda v Final Fantasy thread but I think it did cement Rex and I becoming bros 4 lyf
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 10, 2013, 22:45
@ Mark - I dunno why but your post reminded me of "I blame Gordon Brown" lol
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on March 11, 2013, 00:02
I agree with nick webbz. 
 
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Richard and Blaziken on March 11, 2013, 01:01
I remember the good days back when I just joined and never left the Team Building board because the other boards were scary or something (when TB was probably even moreso before we had the whole Dragonair topic explosion and people learned to behave). I remember when I tried getting into it and helping other people, and then more experienced people came in and were like "DON'T LISTEN TO RICHRD, HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT", and I felt dumb.

I remember when I first went on IRC and I didn't know who anyone was, so I'd just lurk around (I still do that haha). Then I eventually met Utack and Aidan and a few others, and we became good friends. I still talk to Utack almost daily.

And yes, I too miss the heated Blaziken vs. Infernape debates between Dane and I, especially now that Blaziken actually trumps Infernape in every way possible, and I'd kinda like to be the final victor in our debates. xD

I miss the Team Building board being active... anyone that posts there now pretty much relies on me to help with teams, as far as I can tell. I miss the variety. =\

And then there was my random battles with Alex and those were always really intense. My Shroomish single-handedly beat his Heatran once, and I've never let him live it down. :3

Most of all, I miss the community. I wasn't really part of most of the in-jokes, and most people never even had communication with me, but I miss how active it used to be.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 11, 2013, 01:05
^ H4X to the fullest that was ;;

Those randoms were awesome back in the day, I even got LT Rich to play some lol

So yeah, s/o to Shoddy!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sappy on March 11, 2013, 03:57
haha "y r girls so hot"
evolved into like
"y r _____ so hot"

i used to just do the standard #pkmn.net, #rp with chandler and such, and occasionally #ayla i believe?

the spam forum? anyone remember that? i remember i shopped a bunch of popular member's heads onto dogs. i still have the photos if anyone wants to see them haha

#ayla

oh those days.

the SPAM forum. That one (boxing day) or something.


also the RP competitions that happened sometimes.
and the whole AS| username thing, wow. 
was there more then one puk pokemon crew? I think that some people started up another topic bc the good pokemon were taken, hurrr.

anyone else remember howtosprite?   

oh how to sprite.

I REMEMBER THAT.

I submitted guides and everything. The AS| thing.

NOVEMBER AWARDS.

The Name Rater Contest, which involved a funny incident where I found out the identity. It was epic.



Massive list:

PKMN.NET Meet Up
Teams (We all had a thing of being certain teams)
VT / ForestFire - Remember him?
EggKnight - The massive custom battle sprites people went crazy for.
The story? Lottie and 16bit made? Remember? It was a massive story with fan-art it was awesome.
When PLC was active <3
Comics - Utack & Swampy, PUK in MD
Fanfics - Tim's fanfics, PUK in MD.
10th ANNIVERSARY.
Pokemon Event Reviews - These days the fun of it is taken out with Wi-Fi. Back in the day with the special machines.
IRC - and well everything else that came with it.
Wi-Fi first went crazy when it was out for D/P. People loved it.
We had across site tournament, didn't we? In Netbattle?
The moment we all went crazy for Cards.
Pokemon Twilight
Trivia, basically when loads of new features were implemented.

I don't like how this site has died.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Inferna on March 11, 2013, 09:29
Does anyone remember when this guy called Rook (iirc) made this huge post how he had no life and was sick of doing the same day in day out and quit the forums and internet all together?

We need to start the awards again, although I never won they were really good! Also the sprite forum awards too </3

I remember when Brawl was released and there was a 100 page topic and almost everyday there were brawls! I played against Liam a few times aha.

And Ches(s)peon! xD I remember godmodding Bob in my only post in that roleplay that was made and felt really put off by it because I didn't know what godmodding was and iirc Mizz and JSM were having a discussion that went something like 'oh what do we go she gmodded' 'oh let's ignore it!'. I should have asked rather than leave abruptly haha.

I was also really against roleplaying because it was so busy, which is a stupid concept that I still sort of hold today (I'm not against roleplaying boards anymore though) xD

I remember Veyka as well. I'm not sure if he's who a few people seem to be referring to... but yeah, I remember him. He taught SR how to code and stuff for IRC iirc. I was a bit nervous round him, tbh haha.

omg chesspeon and all the scripts
the evolution script was so fun! Oh yeah the RP that was funny, it had a page and had no idea what else to post. /inferna slaps you about with a large fish
I remember when SR went away for a week and I had specific instructions to look after her dragoncave eggs, still have them :L
also do the #sp people remember when we went on other forums ircs and spammed them with links for our eggs? good times.
Veyka was pretty cool!

omg i just found this http://s266.photobucket.com/albums/ii256/p1kachoo/Random%20Stuff/?action=view&current=i94mixieguide.png cringeeeeeee
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Shaymin on March 11, 2013, 11:10
ah i remember the awards

didn't we have a "win the internet" award and my guinea pig biscuit won it
that was the best

sappy oh god i remember your fanfics
didn't some get deleted because of pole dancing
dsjkfhldags
i really wanna make a PUK in MD comic but i'm a lameass.
i was pikachu i remember
i'mma pikachu weeaboo. literally favourite pokemon. plus i wasn't a staff member/cool enough to be Shaymin. it sucked but pikachu>shaymin
i remember when caption contest was super busy
and how once my name was in an utack and swampy comic when they were looking for swampy. sdklfjaskgsaf
and when sprite art was super busy
and role play
and pokemon live connection
god damnit
and tim's awesome fanfic about pokemon in the real world and my lame attempt to make an rp out of it that lasted about 5.226 seconds.
god
why can't it be 2010 again

also i remember my fleeting crushes on tim, rex, sappy and some other guys. 8l

EDIT: OMG WHO REMEMBERS FORUM BURP
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on March 11, 2013, 12:33

Teams (We all had a thing of being certain teams)
VT / ForestFire - Remember him?
The story? Lottie and 16bit made? Remember? It was a massive story with fan-art it was awesome.

-Team Pyro ftw!
-Remember VT? I've MET VT. Jelly? (I also keep in touch with him every once in a while. It's fun)
-It was illustrated by 16Bit and written by myself and the lovely REXman. I still have the files on my laptop IF you're interested.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: The biscquiat dragon on March 11, 2013, 12:39
I used to troll here a lot. . .
I was even responsible for one member to be appointed Global Moderator at one point.

There used to be more Kris's on PUK to count
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 11, 2013, 17:16
I didn't even know what trolling was before this site lol

I can't remember if I won any awards but I do remember everyone buzzing about them. I did definitely win a Sprite Award for Best New Spriter. I think that was 2010... wow
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 11, 2013, 22:31
-Team Pyro ftw!
team fire hahahahahaha

oh and that team magma flamewar oh mannnnnnnnnn those were the days

Who remembers that Ryan D. guy?  I beat his ass in Pokemon one day and he got paranoid ("Level 100 did something weird to your Pokemon!") and when i explained EVs/IVs to him he quit the boards and then came back like two seconds later.  I remember he told me he lied about his life a lot and it was the weirdest thing ever

oh and I remember getting banned like 3 times but let's not tread on those minute details of days long past

And who could ever forget kooley (http://pkmn.net/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=45482)?  everything I learned about life was from her.


i remember when the dude above me quit.  jk it was everyday who couldn't remember that?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 11, 2013, 23:21
Kooley was genius! As was helenoftroy lol
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on March 11, 2013, 23:52
still got beef w/ helenoftroy tbh :///// kooley was p good too


what about that guy who flamed joeno (one of those rule persons) for locking his topic like he straight up threatened him

ccooldudecool or something

the angry child
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Clairefable on March 11, 2013, 23:57
I kinda hope helenoftroy was hit by a car
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sizacu on March 11, 2013, 23:58
I never really bothered with helenoftroy, I think o.o Some comments s/he made were funny, but otherwise... Bleh. Probably from an observer's point of view?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Shaymin on March 12, 2013, 07:11
I kinda hope helenoftroy was hit by a car
w0w glad i'm not the only one
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MonsterMon64 on March 12, 2013, 09:57
Man, how could I forget the spam forum D: Well, it didn't last too long because it was harsh on the servers or something, haha. I also miss the April Fools jokes... but I feel like I'm walking on eggshells just by saying that. <<;

I miss the November Awards, etc. I never won one, but I remember getting nominated/suggested for "Nicest Member" at least twice. (Didn't  the last November Awards simply die out before the winners were announced?)

I'd ask who helenoftroy is, but mainly I'm just curious because this sounds like something that happened during a time I was less active on here...
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Inferna on March 12, 2013, 15:20
we need to have spam threads for important events (like so many members, a member reaching certain posts) they're so much fun <33
omg helenoftroy was so annoying argh
they were okay at first but then 3/4 of what they posted turned to spam/trolling. It was all really vauge as well :s
Kooley I forgot who they were until I read their posts ahahahaa they were so ~~hxc~~

remember all the comics on sfa like Utack's, Dana's, Skyler's and Apprentice's? They were awesome, I miss Dana's :c I think I had one at some point olol.
The PUK crew was awesome, I think it got to version 3. I was Ludicolo. Everyone had it in their profile along with a pokecharms trainer card or one of those 'what pokemon are you' quizzes.

Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Clairefable on March 12, 2013, 15:43
So I looked at Kooley's posts and nope don't remember them at all?? Must have passed me by, or I was too busy reading 1000000000x posts by helenoftroy about how beautiful she was
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Turner on March 12, 2013, 17:02
I think the biggest shame is that IRC has been dead for so long, I think it was the catalyst for a lot of great conversation on the forums. I still idle on IRC whenever I turn my computer on in the morning, just to bump up the numbers. Most people just seem to join for 5 minutes and then quit. I'd love to get IRC active again but I don't think it helps that we share a server with one of the biggest Pokemon IRC channels on the net.

Anyway...nostalgia..

The AS | Fad. It was in the height of emo stuff being popular and I'm pretty sure 95% of people just wanted something to inflict on themselves. It was pretty funny/ridiculous.

y r girls so hot? was hilarious really, I remember seeing the topic when it was first made along with a couple of other similar ones and everyone just had no idea how to respond for a while until it just became a huge site-wide joke.

I remember the spam forum on christmas, it was glorius. Someone eventually broke the rules and posted a picture of a middle finger and everyone was so horrified hahahaha

I miss Dan_Dan, Jesskoviggy, 16bit, Faf...so many other people I'm forgetting.

I have so many good times associated with this place, from meets to drama to trades. I love how the place had little subcultures within it, you had the gamers, the anime fans, the artists, RPers, RRers...it was great.

I think people associate this place with drama and don't want to come back because they feel like they've tarnished their name. Who was it who came back recently and was like 'whoops I guess I shouldn't have done this' because they brought up the past.

I think really, if you want to come back here; just do it - ignore the past, ignore your online rapsheet and if anyone wants to drag it up then it's their bad karma not yours.

As much as I want to bring PKMN.NET back to the old ways, I don't think that stepping back is the right way to go. We need to move forward and make a new culture out of that rather than just kinda trying to live off former glory. That's what will make the place enjoyable without feeling like it's just living in nostalgia.


Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sappy on March 12, 2013, 18:21
I think really, if you want to come back here; just do it - ignore the past, ignore your online rapsheet and if anyone wants to drag it up then it's their bad karma not yours.

Speaking of Karma. Do people remember the Karma system?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sizacu on March 12, 2013, 18:41
Speaking of Karma. Do people remember the Karma system?
I had +2 ;; I was so proud of my first one, I think I've got this message from Sentret still in my inbox haha.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on March 12, 2013, 19:07
Speaking of Karma. Do people remember the Karma system?

i had +7 for calling milsap out on being pretentious about Music These Days and i cant remember i think i got one for a post that said 'haha wow okay whatever' then everyone got anally anguished because PEOPLE DIDNT DESERVE KARMA!!!!!! THE KARMA SYSTEM HAS BEEN TARNISHED!!!!!! PEOPLE ARE GETTING KARMA FOR ANYTHING THESE DAYS!!!!!!

i miss karma it made everything so much funnier

(ive typed karkat instead of karma like 6 times now)
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 12, 2013, 19:12
I wish Dan_Dan was still on the site tbh :/

I had 21 Karma I think but quite a few were for stupid reasons, bias always clouded the system I found (both positive and negative). I much preferred seeing someone earn it, thus making me give it out than receiving it.

I do remember getting my first for making a post about condom safety lol I didn't even realise I had one until people were PMing me how I got it. I had no idea initially you could set it so you'd get a PM notification.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Kpyna on March 12, 2013, 19:17
Helenoftroy? Wasn't that the one who told Bluffy to spend her life lying on her back? Hahaha. she got creepy with me for a while too.

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I am disappointed. Seemingly people in USA think the rest of the world is a reflection of them.
To OBS I say, good luck on your journey. To Bluffy I say, live your life but don't spread too often.
To echo & MR I say, the world does not begin and end within a few miles of the borders of the USA.
Echo, why just go half way? the boys are waiting.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MonsterMon64 on March 12, 2013, 19:22
Wait, pardon my slowness, but when did Dan Dan leave? I was wondering why I hadn't seen a lot of him lately. I know he stepped down from being a mod (admin? ) at one point, but never would have guess he'd have up and left like that.

As much as I want to bring PKMN.NET back to the old ways, I don't think that stepping back is the right way to go. We need to move forward and make a new culture out of that rather than just kinda trying to live off former glory. That's what will make the place enjoyable without feeling like it's just living in nostalgia.
Agreed. We can't force it, either. It's gotta flow naturally. Flowwww
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Shaymin on March 12, 2013, 19:24
ahaha i think i had about 5/6 karma
fun times
i got one for making Mike a sprite.......... :l
lemme see
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Dear user. Your karma was changed.

The reason of changing was: For contributions to Spriting and the site.
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Dear user. Your karma was changed.

The reason of changing was: TELL EM GURL
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Dear user. Your karma was changed.

The reason of changing was: On behalf of Metagame Spriters; good contributions
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Dear user. Your karma was changed.

The reason of changing was: For providing the final image to complete The Metasprites.
yeah i can't find anymore
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Kpyna on March 12, 2013, 19:26
I had 1 karma i believe webbz gave to me for some long post i had. it was good and bad, but i think karma was a better thing for people to strive for back then, as opposed to post count

everyone be all creating threads: "OMG 800 POSTS"

and i agree -- though it is fun to talk about the funny events of the past.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Clairefable on March 12, 2013, 19:45
Oh man how did I forget karma!! I think I somehow ended up with the most karma of any non-staff member, lol. Idk how but it made me feel important so bring it back plz
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Turner on March 12, 2013, 21:17
I had 1 karma i believe webbz gave to me for some long post i had. it was good and bad, but i think karma was a better thing for people to strive for back then, as opposed to post count

everyone be all creating threads: "OMG 800 POSTS"

and i agree -- though it is fun to talk about the funny events of the past.

Yeah, and when someone got 1000 posts it was like 'Everyone gather around the old man, he's going to tell a story' and the post would always be a huge wall of text about the history of the poster and their trials and tribulations in the long 3 years they'd been on the site. It was brilliant, I probably did it myself too at somepoint.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 12, 2013, 23:42
lol I accumulated roughly 12k posts in a year and a half... I was so devoted to the site back then.

Those topics where everyone thanked their pals and stuff for post count achievement were brilliant though. Kinda wish they came back.

@ echo - Yeah I gave quite a few out for good discursive post(s); I even gave one to someone who disagreed with me but because the discussion was so good (imo) I thought it was deserving.

I also gave out one to pretty much everyone who helped out with Metagame Spriters. I felt like I was spreading joy the whole day. That actually makes me think; I wonder if I'm still a Metagame Spriters Leader. I still know the login stuff :o

If Karma does ever come back I want my old figure to be on there. Or a negative figure for kicks and giggles #ego
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: RocketMember002 on March 13, 2013, 00:53
Over 10 years here and I still have under 4k posts. I probably should've been a bit more 'involved' with the community. Either I was a nob or just very forgettable, probably the former. In the bigger group things I tended to step back and watch rather than participate, even online I was a cowardly nerd.

It's weird to think I've grown up as a semi-regular visitor here though, and all these memories of IRC were actually years after my time on it with Kat, Branc, GM, DanDan, Phil and...err...the others. I feel old. I'm fairly sure I somehow managed to get 2 or 3 karma, it confused me greatly how that came about.

Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Del on March 13, 2013, 03:06
I've never been massively involved with the community here but I've enjoyed lurking it for the last, I dunno, 8 or so years? Used to hang out in the IRC a bit but that was a looooong time ago.

Shout out to Sappy, he's my home boy (and I gave him that damn name).
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 13, 2013, 05:15
err who were you?

Helenoftroy? Wasn't that the one who told Bluffy to spend her life lying on her back? Hahaha. she got creepy with me for a while too.

Dude that was helenoftroy?  Bluffy and laughed our asses off at that post.  Hahahaha i miss them


Also, my ninth year was like two weeks ago.  The big 10 should be my next long emotional "ive been here too long ;-;" post.  But I doubt any newbies will remember me and I doubt any of the older members here would stick to it, but I guess my memories here are more obscure and clouded in drama compared to others.


Dan left ages back.  I think he felt like he was getting too old for this place.  It's whatever.  I think he barely goes to smogon anymore either.  I don't blame him, we've lost a lot over the years due to people growing up and naturally setting off.  For reference, any posts by Afro-Disiak is Dan.


Also, I don't think anyone who remembers this even goes here anymore (anyone who I've been close with over the years more or less stopping coming here and got lives of their own, much like myself), but #pkmntournament was THE BEST.  #teambuilding was a cheap knock off, nothing will ever beat #pkmntournament.

But I'm talking, what, around 6-7 years ago?  Man oh man does time fly hahahahaha that was back when Barnaby was still active, to put this in perspective.



Turner - you're thinking of whiplashed/Chaos Angelus.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Milsap on March 13, 2013, 11:34
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I think really, if you want to come back here; just do it - ignore the past, ignore your online rapsheet and if anyone wants to drag it up then it's their bad karma not yours.

Unfortunately, popularity and reputation matters just as much online as it does in the real world. I've got a rap sheet a mile long here, and I really do not care.

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I had 21 Karma I think but quite a few were for stupid reasons, bias always clouded the system I found (both positive and negative). I much preferred seeing someone earn it, thus making me give it out than receiving it.

It was more of a popularity monitor than a maturity one I always thought. if it did come back there would have to be a new way of dishing it out.

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i had +7 for calling milsap out on being pretentious about Music These Days

You're welcome. But if you think I'm bad with that stuff you should have seen this guy called MuscleMuseum. That guy had some serious issues.

When did Cpt Falcon and his missus have the baby? They met here too, that's the amazing thing. Articuno and Lugia were another couple who met here too (she's recently got married to someone else). Now I'm feeling old.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 13, 2013, 12:38
@ Muhed - #pkmntournament was before my time but you used to go on about it a lot to me saying how good it was. That's all I remember about it =P

@ Milsap - I don't think there is a way to change giving it out but I dunno, I do agree to an extent.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on March 13, 2013, 14:08
Oh Muhed, it's been a pleasure watching you grow on this site =]
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sappy on March 13, 2013, 15:24
When did Cpt Falcon and his missus have the baby? They met here too, that's the amazing thing. Articuno and Lugia were another couple who met here too (she's recently got married to someone else). Now I'm feeling old.

I think that was the news when I had just arrived as a member.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: f3raligatr on March 13, 2013, 17:29
My earliest memory of joining here was Rob posting topics looking for love advice on like a daily basis. Sorry man.

Bi-daily.

I'm also still having counselling over THAT Zelda v Final Fantasy thread but I think it did cement Rex and I becoming bros 4 lyf

That was.. CitizenGeek and Chrono mainly, wasn't it? Who else was there..?

This is probably going to be messy, I'm kind of jumping from corner to corner of my mind here..

It's actually surprised me because looking back now, it's past the ten year mark since I first discovered this website. Weird really.. this account still feels relatively new and yet it's nearly six and a half years old. I guess the way the past couple of years have been with my own life, last year especially, have distanced myself from here and you tend to forget how quickly time does pass.

I still remember people like SuicuneGirl, ImperialDragon, Selim, PsyKoViggy, 16bit, Musclemuseum, Chrono, CitizenGeek, Crystal Walrein, Draco the Dragonite, Maikeru from when I first started here, along with a couple of others whose names are currently escaping me (there used to be a ridiculously skilled artist who specialised in the Hitmons.. but I cannot for the life of me remember his or her name, Iveechan was it?).

I remember ThePokéLab forums, Teams (Muuma Army), the AS| fad, the Couples Fad (Prof Clo & Falcon I believe it was who had a baby girl in 2005 called.. Rachel May iirc), when the Moveset Clinic was ridiculously active.. hm. The Dragonair argument was fun.. I think I got temp-banned for my part in that, in fact I'm sure of it, that was the last ban that I received.

Karma was interesting, but I think we were wildly inconsistent with it; sometimes you'd make a really well-thought through post and really go out of your way to help another member and get overlooked, and then somebody got karma usually for calling somebody out. I don't know whether we were meant to take it that seriously or not. That's going back a bit though.. christ..

You're welcome. But if you think I'm bad with that stuff you should have seen this guy called MuscleMuseum. That guy had some serious issues.

In all honesty, I always thought you were Musclemuseum. I don't know what to make of you now after you've implied you're not the same person..

I think it was around about late 2004, early 2005 when I was the most active, although later on in.. 2007 I think, I was active again once I'd wormed my way back into people's good books. I remember when we tried to integrate Netbattle into tournaments on here, I believe I got to the Quarter Finals of that tournament or even the Semis before Raphael knocked me out. Havok, Dan_Dan, Roman (Chaos), Raphael (Pokélla.. was it?).. are the people I can remember alongside myself, Lord Raven, Alex (CS10).. hm. I could be missing people here, I'm trying to differentiate who was active in 2007/8 and who was active in 2004/5 here. Then we had myself, DanDan, Alex (CS10), Alex (Webbz), Jay (Movemaster), TCoZ, Tim (Enigma) and Liam I think.. who were close in the TeamBuilding forum back when I was a Moderator there.. hmm.

I can remember when they used to do interviews on the forums.. some Munchlax dude used to do them. I might be jumping between eras here.. actually. I can remember a Couples Topic, Mystic Articuno started that I believe, along with the original Photo Topic before that got shut. Then there was the NameRater contest (I've been an 'Admin' for two or three years now and even I don't know what eventually happened with that..). ForumBurp used to be brilliant, it was just one of those things that would've burnt out had it continued for too long. The Spam Forum..

IRC is a shame, there used to be a real core that has just faded gradually without anybody really being there to replace them as we've all grown older. I remember the 'old' crowd, Barnaby, Yolanda, Church, Rachael, DawnatDusk (Alice.. was it?) Veyka, Wergoheb, Dan, Muhed (Lord Raven), Phil (Irrelevant), evilspike, Turner, Firestorm, Jasper (Pandemonium is his most recent name, I cannot for the life of me remember his old, more known, username), myself, Kat, Maikeru, Chani, 16bit, Rex.. then it kind of changed and the likes of Sappy, Chandler, Bonnie, Leon, (I don't think Will, Thunderraichu was that active), Richard, Claire, Alex, Kay, myself, Liam, Alex (Webbz), Mitchell, Mik, Mohinddddder (Movemaster/Jay), TCoZ, TSOL, Lugiafanatic.. hmm. Quiz nights used to be good too, until we all started Googling the answers to call Mik out at his own game. I think Mike (Typhlosion) eventually used to do questions that Google couldn't help with to try and trip us all up in the end. But yeah, it's a shame that it's slowly deteriorated.

DawnatDusk.. I'm sure she was called Alice, I seem to remember her saying on a number of occassions that she was going to kill herself or something.. then we found her about a year later extremely active on another couple of boards.

Just a question.. actually.. Upaa and Sappy.. are you the same person or am I growing senile in age?

Honourable mentions for those who I haven't already mentioned in some form go out to SimonTogetic, Luci (all I remember about you I'm afraid is your love for Sonic & Ribena), Kendal (Internet Hate Machine), Brin (Midnight Apology), Emma the Espeon and Conor (Kilgannon, the one I associate C&C with). The rest of you.. you've probably been lost in about ten years worth of memories..

I'm absolutely positive that I'm missing a whole load of people from the years gone by.. all I can say that it just doesn't feel like ten years. In a weird way, I don't feel like a Senior member of this website after all that's happened, I still see Psythor, Typhlosion, Jeroen, Ledyba and Irrelevant as the Administrators.. CS10, Dragonpika, EmeraldMilotic, Mushroom, Angelic Lapras King, LordBarnabat as Global Moderators.. and I can't really remember who the Moderators were. I just remember getting a tingle down my spine whenever I saw a Mod/Global/Admin posting in a topic I'd created hoping it wasn't a warning of closure. Not that I used to listen to them..

.. Oh, and who could forget the best member and admin ever.. pikachafan26<3<3 who proclaimed that she would "nevr evr evr leav u". I'm sure I can speak for us all when I say that she's lived up to that claim.

Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Spriter on March 13, 2013, 17:35
Heh, I used to remember Dan Dan really contributing to Competitive Pokemon on here. Speaking of which, the SMP! That was nice to read through, but it died recently after a failed revival...

I haven't been here long, but I do remember Helenoftroy. Gosh some of the posts...
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Shaymin on March 13, 2013, 18:14
aaw Rob missed me out AM I NOT SPECIAL ENOUGH :C /goes to cry in a hole

pahaha anyway i remember i was a real noob. Smilies were... apparent everywhere and I was a dweeb. Still am, but I remember just being... really unlikeable? Anyway if i had met me then i would have slapped me upside my head. I got into trouble with Liam for uploading the wrong thing - I think it was one of Kay's sprites that I thought was neat so saved then uploaded it and put it in Liam's sprite school? idk i just remember getting SUPREMELY UPSET he accused me of stealing when I was just being an idjit

I remember when SFA, RP, and loads of other boards were really active! There was a sprite contest every other week and shops everywhere where you could get some real good quality. I still sprite but I've actually gone down in how good I am because I had a massive break.

The RPs. I never actually had a successful one, not along the lines of Thauxan Rebels or You Are Special. I miss those days TT_TT

Oh and the quiz. I still remember the one time I could turn up and either Mike or Joeno said the other one was the w-banker. hehehe.
One of the questions I weirdly remember was what's the longest word you can type with one hand on the right side of the keyboard? lollipop /o

forum burp was ridiculously funny. some people tried really hard to get in then people like me made comments that were apparently funny/taken out of context for the lulz.
oh and anyone remember the member council? pfft that lasted about 3.16473 seconds
i just remember a lot of stuff. Like the april Fools about DiamondPearl pokemon names! Gible and evos were called Me Myself and Irene jsdkfladfhs
oh and the april fools where the skin was made blaringly blinding and it backfired like WHOA and everyone flipped their ships and got all butthurt over it.
also when the top left PKMN.net image changed. It said "the only Shaymin in the village" on one of them and I thought that was a dig at me but nope i was paranoid as schmizzle then.

sobs softly where did time go
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: f3raligatr on March 13, 2013, 18:18
aaw Rob missed me out AM I NOT SPECIAL ENOUGH :C /goes to cry in a hole

How could I forget you Grip Reaper, I must've had a brain fart o.o
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 13, 2013, 18:19
I didn't really know Phil but whenever I did talk to him on IRC it was a pleasurable experience. Really cool guy.

I remember speaking to Psychoshark when he randomly popped back for a week or so and he was awesome. Without him I may not have got into Dubstep lol

I was never really a main TeamBuilder Rob, I had like one good team ever. I was probably in there most when you got bumped to Global and my brother started modding it.

(If tonight goes as it may do I may end up doing a massive post in here so warnings in advance lol)
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Shaymin on March 13, 2013, 18:19
How could I forget you Grip Reaper, I must've had a brain fart o.o
maybe i secretly don't exist and am a ninja
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on March 13, 2013, 18:22
urg rob that huge list of names reminds me of people i used to be really good friends with but now i havent talked to in ages... like conor, brin, umbreon2000, citizengeek, fafnir... 
jas too obviously but we still talk, and im sort of in contact with mizz still. 
 
and ive no idea how i got bumped up to global mod, but i DO remember starting out as an RP mod (i got voted for apparently?? i have no idea who by though even now but i do remember voting for socky haha), then (sprite) fan art as well... and then this, which i remain bewildered and apologetic about. 
but yeah, RP and SFA were my domains, and these days i rarely wander out of RR. 
i should do some more spriting sometime, i havent in years but its nearly easter break. 
 
hold up i have to go and sit in my rocking chair before we continue with this topic any more. 
 
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on March 13, 2013, 18:44
i remember the first time i went into irc actually
they were talking about luigis mansion and i said 'i cant play luigis mansion' and dan said LUIGIS MANSION CANT PLAY YOU and i got scared and left

i liked dan

i also remember that time me and turner just kept saying 'ok.' to each other over irc i cant even remember why but?????
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Webby on March 13, 2013, 18:53
I remember when I was really rude to Sherrin when I first joined and changed my profile to be "why doesn't Sherrin like me??? MEANIE"

I miss all my old friends here... like PK Fury, DSoul, Dana, Dane, Kristian, Kendall, Lit, Mizu, Ems, everyone I've ever PLC'd with, everyone I ever RP'd with... everyone else I'm still in contact with in some form. BUT THAT'S WHY I LOVE YOU ALL.

I remember the days when I was a fad. DJ Webby Webb and his fantastic band, the Who Wants To Marry Webby thread, and all the others I don't remember.

Not gonna lie, I do miss IRC. I didn't go on much, or very often, but I enjoyed it everytime I was there. I still have the WEBBYox image that Turner made when we all got named after different chocolates (though why I was named after dog food I do not know...).
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Shaymin on March 13, 2013, 18:56
FFFFFFFFFF
does anyone remember that time on IRC when we combined our names with pokemon
Kay dubbed me Shelloz i think.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Liam on March 13, 2013, 19:21
I love you Rob.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Inferna on March 13, 2013, 19:52
I was courtsola! I remember Dan's was Dangkhaskan.
omg i found this picture where i drew a few of us from sp with our <3
i was a politoed holding tickets
jsm was a kecleon holding a cardboard castform
john was a crobat covered in zq stuff
spinda was spinda and by was a leafeon and they were holding hands
webbz was a bagon staring at his reflection aha

Sprite rating topic! I remember feeling sad when i used to get low scores lol
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sizacu on March 13, 2013, 21:25
Omg Lit, I remember him! We used to be really close xD~ Been a while since we last talked, but eh.
Sprite rating topic! I remember feeling sad when i used to get low scores lol
I remember disliking that topic because people would just say '6/10 so-so (sprite)' and I wanted to know why I'd get a 5 or 6/10 haha.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Clairefable on March 13, 2013, 21:53
bwahahaha oh man the couples fad was great. People pming each other "will u b mi gf/bf???" and I think there was even a thread at one point to pair people off?? Not the shipping thread though
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sappy on March 13, 2013, 22:14
Just a question.. actually.. Upaa and Sappy.. are you the same person or am I growing senile in age?

Honourable mentions for those who I haven't already mentioned in some form go out to SimonTogetic, Luci (all I remember about you I'm afraid is your love for Sonic & Ribena), Kendal (Internet Hate Machine), Brin (Midnight Apology), Emma the Espeon and Conor (Kilgannon, the one I associate C&C with). The rest of you.. you've probably been lost in about ten years worth of memories..

No, we're not the same person. I have no idea where Upaa is, but ever since I changed from Coolcrobat/Trainer Sapphire/Ledian to Sappy I've stuck this way. :L I think we had similar humor etc, but yeah all I remember is "he was 12 and loved wooper". I imagine he's a bit older by now...

Remember Emma, met her at an event. Marcofisher, anyone remember him? And Sean, I met him he's welsh got him on facebook.

Rob the name rater contest ended up, 4 finalists then eventually called off.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on March 13, 2013, 22:33
didnt upaa date someone here for like a month then delete his account bc they broke up

dumb
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on March 13, 2013, 23:28
Rob the name rater contest ended up, 4 finalists then eventually called off.

Might I add I was one of the four ;]

Also guys, might I turn your attention to the History Project board? ;] Anything you wanna add? Go for it... There's a lot of stuff on there, a lot of it building on things you've mentioned
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sappy on March 13, 2013, 23:46
Might I add I was one of the four ;]

Also guys, might I turn your attention to the History Project board? ;] Anything you wanna add? Go for it... There's a lot of stuff on there, a lot of it building on things you've mentioned

Haha same, Utack and BY also I think..
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 14, 2013, 00:14
BTW GUYS YOU FORGOT

THE WROTH

Did I make top four?  I recall being up there...

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DawnatDusk.. I'm sure she was called Alice, I seem to remember her saying on a number of occassions that she was going to kill herself or something.. then we found her about a year later extremely active on another couple of boards.
She came back as some deaf girl (whose birthday was November 17th) who posted a picture at some point (although we should've looked past it - deaf girl that can supposedly sing well?  The hell?).  Then someone's like "she looks familiar", so Rex did a bit of snooping and found a picture of Dusk on Gaiaonline forums doing some makeup...  so then it turns out it was her.

Nobody believed for a second she killed herself.  The post that her friend posted was just so stupid lol then someone found Dusk on Gaiaonline and she said "I'm done with this place."

As for the rest of Rob's posts, how the hell do you remember all those names?  Granted I recognize those names - don't recognize much else but their avatar for many of them - but holy hell!


Hmm.  Chani.  I'm gonna hold my opinions to myself.  Should probably keep her updated on what I've been up to lately, though.

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didnt upaa date someone here for like a month then delete his account bc they broke up
Now there's another dude I don't miss lol


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FFFFFFFFFF
does anyone remember that time on IRC when we combined our names with pokemon
Kay dubbed me Shelloz i think.
That started with

THE WROTH

btw, and it went into my signature after I brainstormed names with other people.  MUHEDicham TyRANAtar, though i'm gonna be honest the first name is probably because someone didn't pronounce my name correctly LOL

I don't remember the rest at all.  :(
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 14, 2013, 00:25
@ Inferna - I don't remember this =S
For the record vanity is a mask for self-consciousness ;;

@ Lottie - Do my drunken rants count? ;;
Actually I'd prefer no mention of me on the project now lol

Anyways massive s/o post; if you don't get mention I'm sorry

@ #suicunespad - You guys were absolutely fantastic, without you I doubt I would have fit into the site. Suicunerider, JSM, Inferna, Loz, TSOL, anyone else... you guys made me belong. Don't ever forget I love you for this. Sorry if I ever acted foolish to you guys because I owe you all my site happiness

@ Liam - I saw you as my little bro despite you actually being more mature than me. You're a real good guy, ignore the others and don't forget this. PM me too, I wanna keep in touch. S/o to Caution too (y)

@ Rich (LT) - You better read this. You're my main man on the site. Hope you realise this. No matter what... I'll have your back and I'll always wish you well. I've told you stuff I'd never tell anyone else and that's a testament to how much I respect you. If I ever meet you again I'll give you a bigger hug than before (y)

@ Rich (& Blaziken) - You are the model member; you always do right. I respect you to the max. Again, despite my problems, keep in touch. I wanna see how things are going =]

@ Kay - I miss 2010 when we were best friends. I told you everything... and I dunno, we just got on so well. I'm sorry for forcing you away. I feel like I didn't properly respect our friendship because I did love you as a sister. Sorry for that. Also delete your PMs so I can reply =]

@ Tim and Lottie - See above. We were the % gang lol. Sorry if I acted like a fool to you two. I respect your site endeavors to the max. Don't ever forget that. I miss our convos :/

@ Rob - Our friendship was definitely 'love hate'. You saw me as a younger you and I saw you as an older me. Hope I clarified things... I acted like I did because I had to. If I could I'd jump back to what I loved and everything would be great... I'm sorry that it can't. Hope you understand; I always did crave your respect.

@ Rex - Never change, you're the GOAT. Sorry for letting you down.

@ Muhed, Clairefable, Dan_Dan (if you ever read this) - I always respected the hell out of you. Sorry if I ever let you down.

@ People who left because of my modship - I understand why you left. I didn't realise at the time how much of a goon I was. I feel like even now I should apologise and make up for it (especially Lit and Dane - I'm not that much of a douche :/)

@ Jess (if you ever read this) - You were always another who I sought respect from but I always felt you didn't like me. Sorry if I acted like a fool to you.

@ xhanatos - I always felt like you targeted me. It isn't right. I understand why you wouldn't like me tbf but if this is the case then give me a break. If not then sorry. Either way... PM so we can clear the way. I've been through far too much to go through forum beef.

@ Milsap - I respect the hell out of you. You don't deserve the crap you used to get on here. I may disagree with you at times but yeah, I consider you part of the extended family. Also PM if needs be, I wanna keep in touch.

@ Jeroen - Don't ever tell me to earn site respect ever again. Offering me a promotion to get Kay back as admin wasn't fair and I wish I spoke up about it back then. Without that I wouldn't have resigned (sorry for lying about it back then but I didn't think it was a good idea creating more drama) and I wouldn't have any site animosity. That actually made me feel useless despite being a great mod. I earned my respect, don't think otherwise. I always felt like you never liked me; you never backed me (it seemed; sorry if admin discussions prove otherwise).

Despite this... I do respect the hell out of you. Personally feelings and my own faults won't cloud this respect. This is why I should of earned your respect because I went through a lot and flourished. My PMs and drunk posts weren't tantrums but more for site cries that I deserved... We all messed up. I just feel like I'm getting the most because I'm the easiest target.

@ Mike - I'm sorry. You should know why... I'm trying to rebuild bridges. Sorry if it's not enough

@ Webby - Again, sorry for being a crap brother

@ MOP - You are the nicest member atm; your posts always made me smile =]

@ Movemaster - You're my boy. We need to meet up. S/o to our fallen soldiers ;;
You'll always be my main man

@ IRC Crew - You were all so welcoming. I'm so thankful for that. Chandler, you're awesome as hell. Mitch, I'm so glad I got to meet you!

I feel like I'm forgetting people but I can't remember... Either way, I love you all to bits. Even if I forgot you in the post I still wanna give you a big ass hug.

EDIT: I forgot CS10 Alex and Piccolami Claire - You two are so awesome; much love =]

Sappy - You are the coolest kid in town

@ Mark - See what I said for Jess.

@ Turner - Always respected you. Wish I got to talk with you more.

The Wroth was awesome as hell!

RocketMember002 - never talked to you but thought you were cool!

S/o to Draghost and lukeylapras; you guys are dope like coke
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sappy on March 14, 2013, 00:29
#suicunespad

Ah that was an awesome moment, there was like only 8 active ones, but it was all pretty good.

Is IRC active at all now?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: RocketMember002 on March 14, 2013, 01:22
Whatever happened to Pokegame? Everyone was massively excited about it, making sprites and requesting to be trainers. I spent ages making crappy maps on some program ready for my custom game, while chatting on IRC. Good times.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 14, 2013, 01:28
Didn't the dude who made it quit in a flurry of rage?  Or am I thinking of something else?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Bluffy on March 14, 2013, 02:10
ohh boy this thread's givin me a bunch of Blasts From The Past both good and bad
i mean.... oh man was my younger self really freakin embarrassing i don't want to remember that oh lord hahaha
i suppose my rping beginnings started here! i remember being encouraged by nathan[???????] and that's when i got super inspired to join a bunch of rps and stuff.... my mary sue oc was used in Literally Everything tho oh brother

also got into spriting starting from this place, and though i've had a good long time of not touching anything artistically i'm starting to get back into that now
but now i guess i've sort of drifted away from this place? i guess i'm just lurking here, for the most part; i'm a lot more active on my tumblr

irc holds a lot of memory for me again both good and bad and i do occasionally pop in to check up on you guys [atm it's surprisingly active, though i'm holding that to this thread for that reason :L ]
in fact the only people from here that i think i still actively interact with are john, ben, and aidan; who i feel like i bonded with more when we talked on irc
i'd like to say i've changed a bunch from my super early days here heh

e: for some reason--when i read this thread, it felt like summer again
it's probably not necessary to type that but i feel like it needed to be said??? bluffy's gone weird guys watch out
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sappy on March 14, 2013, 02:14
Loving how IRC is amazingly active tonight.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sans the skeleton on March 14, 2013, 09:36
ohmygod

Does anyone remember when that pika-empress or whatever her name was signed up and had like 1000 accounts, and whenever someone tried to whiteknight her 'IS THIS ANOTHER ONE OF HER ACCOUNTS OMG GO AWAY' or something. I don't think she even spelled her name right. Anyway I think one of her other accounts was like mew-misstress (probably also misspelled) and it was so obvious that they were the same person. Probably not as good as the homesttuck invasion, but still. She must have been a really bad troll..
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Turner on March 14, 2013, 21:28
Webbz you're free to talk to me whenever, I'm just not always active on IRC and idle a lot.

Also...with your whole 'I think I annoyed _____' Well, I'm not gonna mince words; you probably did (Maybe you didn't, who knows). BUT one thing I will say is that this site has been around for a long while and a lot of members join(ed) when they are young (Hence the 3+ rule and stuff). There have been plenty of people who join as annoying kids, annoy everyone - leave for a little bit when they get shunned and then come back quietly and slightly embarrassed because they've grown up a bit. I'm pretty sure this happened to me (Minus the growing up part) and it does happen to a lot of members. You're not the first and you won't be the last.

Aaaanyway.

What happened to Brin anyway? And Akari...and Articuno. I also remember THE WROTH aka Sam. Yesss. What happened to Ray (TheRealOne), Kat, Everett, Branc, ClikC, Conor aka St Jimmy, Jasper and Spike?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Milsap on March 14, 2013, 22:20
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What happened to Brin anyway? And Akari...and Articuno. I also remember THE WROTH aka Sam. Yesss. What happened to Ray (TheRealOne), Kat, Everett, Branc, ClikC, Conor aka St Jimmy, Jasper and Spike?

Brin is at Uni
Conor is gigging in a ska band called Ska2-D2 and doing his solo acoustic stuff
Articuno is married and doing alright for herself

Facebook is wonderful.

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In all honesty, I always thought you were Musclemuseum. I don't know what to make of you now after you've implied you're not the same person.

Nah, never was him. But I'm guessing the change will be minimal. Besides, can't stand Muse :P

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@ Milsap - I respect the hell out of you. You don't deserve the crap you used to get on here. I may disagree with you at times but yeah, I consider you part of the extended family. Also PM if needs be, I wanna keep in touch.

I want that paragraph framed and on my office wall :D

Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on March 14, 2013, 23:25
@ xhanatos - I always felt like you targeted me. It isn't right. I understand why you wouldn't like me tbf but if this is the case then give me a break. If not then sorry. Either way... PM so we can clear the way. I've been through far too much to go through forum beef.

dude i dont care
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: RocketMember002 on March 14, 2013, 23:45
Didn't the dude who made it quit in a flurry of rage?  Or am I thinking of something else?
Wasn't it Joeno that made it? I think this was around the time the 'Cult of Joeno' started, with the various ranks of priesthood.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Joeno on March 16, 2013, 00:06
Whatever happened to Pokegame?

Code broke, I was a crap programmer at the time, stuff took longer than expected, I wanted to work on other things, study and work interfering... basically it lingered for some time where I'd be getting back to it some day, but I never did. Abandoned thread, really.

(Not going to reply to some other things. It's not worth my time anymore)
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 16, 2013, 04:46
Cheers for proving I'm the site piece of crap. Sorry for being too committed to the site. Sorry for giving a crap. Sorry for taking crap for the benefit of the site.

Why do I even bloody bother. It's a horrible cycle which tears me apart because I'm the scapegoat.

Screw it. I wish I did it tonight. S/o to Jesus.

All I wanted was to be liked... Sorry for being a good guy.

And people wonder why I constantly quit? Respect is a key word. I guess constantly dealing with crap isn't enough

I'm not going to delete this account. I'm going to get the respect I deserve. Then again I'll probs die before then.

@ xhanatos - sweet
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on March 16, 2013, 04:58
i love the smell of an unwarranted pity party in the morning
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 16, 2013, 07:24
GL, I don't mean to offend (although I do not respect you very much, do not get me wrong in the slightest), but I think saying that you deserve respect constantly and outwardly it will do absolutely nothing for you.  Honestly, I'm not sure if you've heard the typical "nice guy" thing- the dude who does everything possible for a girl but when she rejects him and wants to be friends then he gets really pissed off and passive-aggressive- that's exactly what you are sounding like right now.  Basically, there's a sense of passive-aggressiveness deep down inside that I can most definitely feel (and is evident from your posts) and it truly breaks apart this nice guy persona you feel you have going for you.  Cool beans, I guess, but this is supposed to be a happy nostalgia thread and you keep derailing it about respect you think you deserve.

Furthermore, calm the hell down.  If I'm way over my own qualms with Joeno then you sincerely have no reason anymore to care at all.

To brighten the mood, I dunno if anyone remembers Rikimaru?  LOL I need to talk to that dude more on fb

And wait, the Spam board.  Did no one even bother to point out the abundance of posts where people kept saying "no u" over and over again after that damned board came to life...?

Also, Branc is somewhere on synIRC though not necessarily on #pkmn.net.  Don't call her Branc though.  She goes by Perona or something these days.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Joeno on March 16, 2013, 09:40
Cheers for proving I'm the site piece of crap. Sorry for being too committed to the site. Sorry for giving a crap. Sorry for taking crap for the benefit of the site.

Okay, you want me to go into this? Seriously? Then get this into your head:

If you're committed to something, you don't quit every time you feel like it

There you go. You are not commited to the site. You're commited to the idea of yourself in power. You're commited to wanting to stay in your place. If you were commited to the site, you wouldn't pull out of stuff people need you for at the drop of a hat.

You are not commited to the site at all. I have seen no evidence of this in the past few years. You just want to use it for your own good.

As for respect? You lost it when you repeatedly kept pulling out. When you repeatedly kept pulling this pity crap. When you repeatedly made demands to get your modship back, when all of the admins (yes, all) feel this is a terrible idea. When you think you can blackmail us into doing it. And yes, again, when we say no, it's pity party time, whining, running away, and more.

You may have earned our respect once, but respect can be lost. And every time you pull crap like this, you lose more of it. If you feel like you've earned it, then here's your problem: You messed up so far you need to re-earn it. And that's going to be a lot harder.

Make up your mind. Quit and stay away, as you said you'd do so often, or stay and stop feeling so sorry for yourself. You've done this to yourself, you've made a lot of choices that were damaging to you and upset plenty of other people. These are the consequences. You are living with the consequences of your own decisions and saying you deserve respect or demanding pity do not remove these.

I'm not going to remove the messages this time. You clearly don't want to be protected from your own outbursts, so I'll let you have that. Just don't bother coming to any of us if you don't like it, or escalate it further. It's enough.

(For those who think this might be a tad harsh - we've been having to deal with these outbursts a few times now. Gentleness clearly doesn't work)
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on March 16, 2013, 18:03
@ xhanatos - sweet

oh no that wasn't letting you off the hook like i dont want to get involved cos what is the point exactly like how else are you going to deal with what i say that isn't pretending to fall over and go "OWWWW!" and look at the mods to see if they'll ban me but im guessing all they'll do is give me a Tired Social Worker look at this point
i think what you want me to say is "OH WEBBZ YOU'RE SO HARD DONE BY" but like im not stupid

if they do try to help you give them a load of bull and push them away and blame you pushing people away on drink or them "not understanding"

from your weird passive aggressiveness towards me just then it was obvious you didn't listen to the time i actually tried to talk with you that you've probably forgot



but its kind of obvious you don't want anyones help you kind of just want free pity???? which you kind of have a massive overdraft on like you're kind of acting like a first year uni student having run up their 6th credit card limit and ringing home and going "WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU WON'T GIVE ME ANY MORE MONEY I EARNED THATM ONEY GIBVE ITG IGT NONDFSGF" and they just kind of put the phone down on you cos you've been doing this every day for a week and they can barely afford the mortgage now and you go online and go "I HATE MY PARENTS" and some lame sob story that about 6 people are stupid enough to fall for

like you bolded the word "deserve" and the last time i saw you droning on about your modship and deserving respect was when you were complaining about the one (1) time you were modded for going "oh i guess this topic is going to go downhill ://///////" and not only did you throw a big temper tantrum AND snitch me in (i hate snitches jsyk) i was sitting there being like holy crap ive been modded loads of times and i do not even give two hoots cos its just some forum that i occasionally act out on

like if you can't deal with this place without having a huge strop then you probably need to remove yourself from the situation 
like is a pokemon forum really that important to you???????? i adminned a forum where a bunch of mods hacked the database and stole a bunch of passwords because the forums software writer was an idiot and didn't obsfucate passwords in the db properly at all and was partly responsible for peoples accounts getting banned elsewhere but i dont drone on about it or the injustice of the internet like i was a massive weeaboo at the time and probably deserved it anyway

and also i was like 15 at the time so
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Milsap on March 16, 2013, 18:27
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I'm going to get the respect I deserve. Then again I'll probs die before then.

No. Respect is EARNED. There's a difference.

One little 'fad' I remember is people writing "(Three Word Rule)" at the end of posts to get away with one word responses to things.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sizacu on March 16, 2013, 20:22
One little 'fad' I remember is people writing "(Three Word Rule)" at the end of posts to get away with one word responses to things.
I did that a lot in Forum Games xD

I remember when posts in SFA didn't count to your post count. It was probably just as well, lol. I'd have achieved well over 5000 posts by now, I think. xD
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Liam on March 16, 2013, 20:23
I remember I used to hang out in sprite fan art all the time. It was all I did for my first couple of years.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 16, 2013, 20:24
One little 'fad' I remember is people writing "(Three Word Rule)" at the end of posts to get away with one word responses to things.
That was a fad?  I thought it was just an era of people taking the rule too literally.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: RocketMember002 on March 16, 2013, 22:35
I liked the trainer card fad, they were very well made. I am also mind blown that Branc is a girl!

*casually ignoring drama while really reading it all*
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on March 16, 2013, 22:40
oh man now youve made me want to make myself a trainer card |: 
or join an RP, but im not super confident in my track record w them so perhaps not. 
spriting tho... 
hmm. 
 
id also like to state that this boost in the activity level is delightful. 
 
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Webby on March 16, 2013, 23:50
I miss having the motivation/inclination to RP. I miss Monarchy, Hierarchy, that Johto thread where we all played the children of gym leaders, Black Poppy... so many warm, fuzzy memories.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on March 16, 2013, 23:56
we should have some reboots of those sorts of things, just silly fun topics without taking things too seriously or worrying about ~being a good role player~. 
...im sure there are some like that there already haha, i just wary about joining bc theyre already midway through or just about stuff im not interested in/would feel out of place saying "hey there im join!". 
 
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Turner on March 17, 2013, 00:09
I liked the trainer card fad, they were very well made. I am also mind blown that Branc is a girl!

*casually ignoring drama while really reading it all*

YES! Exactly, I've seen Branc around and even talked to 'her' for years and had no clue she was a she until reading this thread. My mind has been blown too.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 17, 2013, 00:15
or at least I think Branc's a girl, I'm pretty sure she is
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Latias Tamer on March 17, 2013, 02:34
I joined back in 2005 when Trainer Cards where massively popular. Pretty much the day I joined, I made a topic in the 'Say Hello' board, titled 'How do I make a trainer card?' LOL. The topic was moved to Sprite Fan Art, I learnt how to make trainer cards...and got into spriting. And I pretty much haven't stopped spriting since. :p

I remember first joining, and there being the likes of Egg Knight, Venuasuar Tamer, Lickitung... PsyKoViggy, 16bit, Veyka, Chani, Aeden/SCM...

Then there were forum and site fads...William's question monkey, y r girls so hot?, Laguna vs Cloud, oh u have 2 bidoofs, SMGvsPBR, AS|username, puk in MD, Pokemon Cards, Interviews, Milestone Topics, Karma, November Awards, PokeApprentice... -major nostalgia slap- I'm sure more will come to me.

(Also, I think people should give Webbz a break. At the end of the day, what's happened has happened. Everybody's not going to get on with everyone. This thread is meant to be about positive memories!  ^.^)
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 17, 2013, 04:16
Does anyone remember currpot?  Something to that extent.  I remember bringing up the inside joke and Barnaby yelled at me and said "Are you assuming that we are arbitrary about how we make decisions?" and I was like "chill bro its a joke"
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: SpinnelSun on March 17, 2013, 07:21
Oh god, i remember putting AS| in my name just because i wanted to copy everyone else, i was like, 12 or 13 at the time and I had no idea what it meant (I don't actually have AS), and I think it was Rex messaged me asking if I had it and I got so scared that I was going to get banned from the site so I lied and said I did hahaha.

I remember the Muuma army, mine was called Buttercup and had a bow on the top of her head. I was most active in the Roleplaying section with Dragonpika, Hazy_Aurora and Jess and others. Adventures of the Moon and Sun anyone?

Oh goddddddddd, some of these old members usernames. Dan_Dan, Venuasaur_tamer, 16bit, Eggknight, Gardevoir_Goddess, PsyKoViggy, Lusewing, EmeraldMilotic etc... What about that couple that met on here or something, Articuno and lugia? Which reminds me of that topic/phase everyone of the site was dating.

I used to get so angry in those "pokemon crew" topics because another user had always taken the pokemon I used to want. And every 30 seconds there would have been a new post in the "rate the signature above you" thread.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Liam on March 17, 2013, 10:14
A lot of these names that have been mentioned I remember, some of them more fondly than others. I don't think I was on IRC early enough to be able to have talked to a lot of them, but I remember a lot of the names mentioned from the forums from around 2005~2006.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Dragonpika on March 17, 2013, 11:15
I was most active in the Roleplaying section with Dragonpika, Hazy_Aurora and Jess and others. Adventures of the Moon and Sun anyone?

[. . .] EmeraldMilotic [. . .]

EM's still here! He's even posted twice on this page ^^ he's Sebastian Moran now. I still prefer Crimson Soldier Caterpillar as a name though :3

And yesss I spent so much of my life RPing with you, Hazy, Jess, Kit, Mightyenapup and her boyfriend (what was his username?! He was called Nick iirc), Cerebral Espeon and the others! I was never in AotMaS but I was in Children of the Sun. Search for Paradise and Alley Catz were other fairly big ones I was involved with, and one you made called.. Creatures of the Night? Something like that. It was all such silly wonderful fun but man did it help my writing skills! I used to sneak downstairs every night when I was 14/15 to talk to you guys instead of sleeping xD

Egg Knight, too, that's a blast from the past. We "went out" for a few months iirc, he was.. a character.

Aw man I used to love the IRC quizzes too. They were fun ^^
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Enigma on March 17, 2013, 12:47
[quote[Egg Knight, too, that's a blast from the past. We "went out" for a few months iirc, he was.. a character.[/quote]

Would you say he was a...joker?

This topic is loverly - I love the feeling of nostalgia so much.

It's weird, but I still feel like I'm part of the "current" generation. I don't recognise a lot of these names, and I still feel like the youngest one in the group, somehow xD

I've got loads of good memories on this site; ironically, the drama forms a lot of the best times, not because I just BATHE in dramallama fat, but simply because it's nice to look back at how things were, and how things are now. A lot of my friendships are stronger for having started out in a rocky way, I feel.

Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Turner on March 17, 2013, 15:14
Oh wow Chani and Egg_Knight, I totally forgot about those. Anyone remember Raph?

I remember COMMUNISM too, also he's not really an old member but Bloatedfish AKA Mitch I haven't seen in a while, I'm pretty sure he's at Uni.

Also, does anyone remember the endless stream of 'interview' topics?

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://pkmn.net/forums/index.php?board=12.0

There's sooo much stuff in the archives, everyone seriously needs to look at this.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Del on March 17, 2013, 16:32
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://pkmn.net/forums/index.php?board=12.0

There's sooo much stuff in the archives, everyone seriously needs to look at this.


holy wow, the forum used to look so unappealing back in 06. So many topics and people I recognise though. It's making me feel old again.

just going through the snapshots of the main forum page is great, seeing who's online at the time is hella nostalgic.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Liam on March 17, 2013, 16:57
That time machine thingy is amazing. I've spent the last few minutes looking at my old posts and just generally snooping around. I must've been such a pain back then. :police:
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Shaymin on March 17, 2013, 17:00
according to the internet archive I've had the username Shaymin since at LEAST late 2008. holy dooley :l

also i'm embarrassed at all the profiles I used to have god
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Webby on March 17, 2013, 17:23
I-I
The toaster Swinub
dksfjsljfldksjkls MARK THE TOASTER SWINUB
"I'll ping for you anyday. ;P"
And Huntail! at the Disco
In April 2010 I had Tosh eating toast as my sig. And I lived in Zebby's shoebox, so that must have been during the days of Aywas.

skfsjdfjlkfskljjfsklj
Quote from: Sylar
    if i want to smack my child i'll smack my child
    if i want to chase a fox i'll chase a fox
    if i want to smack my child with a fox i'll bloody well do it!

Oh. My. God. I KNEW my username used to be Embreon... my custom title was "Final Fantasy Prophet"
"I love my Eeveelution friends!
Final Fantasy... it powers my Eeveelutions with element magics!"
That was me in 2006. Wooooow.

In mid 2007 I was DrownedWebby. My avatar text was "Cannot wait... Death shall soon come."

Then I was Webby - Aipom Lover in 2008. And my avatar was a mix made by Sherrin, sooo this must have been after our little tiff.

... I went from 122 posts in February of 2008 to 3004 in December of 2008. WOOOOW.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on March 17, 2013, 17:24
i looked at all my old profiles i was disgusting goddamn i was such a tool lmao

my profiles stop at 2009 when i deleted my account like a whiny loser. beautiful.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Inferna on March 17, 2013, 17:35
I remember being called PiPlUp_94 because alt caps was so cool! Also pikachooROX!! which is still around

policolo and a bunch of gd related names. Also supah quoot.

remember when everyone talked like this: hai guise! What are you doing nao? Cookies omnomnom XD so random!!!!!!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on March 17, 2013, 17:50
(http://puu.sh/2jmkU)

i hope something were always remember by is how hilarious we are

i deleted this post instead of modifying it. ive been here since 2007 and cant work this forum leave me alone.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on March 17, 2013, 19:51
ahaha why did i look at those links? 
actually its comforting to know that ive always been as embarrassing as i am now.
just more fullmetal alchemist-y.
no regrets, fma and zolf j kimblee are still gr8. 
also im p sure i had a system of a down profile for ages (no regrets there either, they were my first music love xxxx). 
oh man didnt i have a shavo pixel-over in my sig for ages?? 
and a pixel art avatar of greed from fma. 
i tend not to change my avatar so much bc recognisation, so for a long while after that my avatar was Mr Chinnery from the league of gentlemen christmas special... and uh now its mituna oh well.
 
i remember that i was EM, then The Very Hungry Caterpillar, then Electric Soldier Caterpillar, then Crimson Soldier Caterpillar (aka colonel crazy the caterpie). 
i agree w kay, CSC was the best.
EM seems to be what everyone else remembers though, probably because it was my user for the longest. 
and hence contains the most embarrassing stuff ugguruurgg. 
 
And Huntail! at the Disco
 
fun fact: to this day i call the huntail in my pokemon game "disco".
and gorebyss is "webby" obvs.
 
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Milsap on March 17, 2013, 22:02
Just looked at the archive and noticed a sticky from Mike about interviews. That brought back memories of people being interviewed and people trying to do interviews.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Webby on March 17, 2013, 22:37
fun fact: to this day i call the huntail in my pokemon game "disco".
and gorebyss is "webby" obvs.

;_______;
I miss our MSN doodle conversations. I remember one of them involved that guy from the Apprentice with the really bright eyes destroying a city for some reason. I had them all saved on one of our old computers that has sadly since died. :'(

I miss all my old MSN/IRC/PM conversations with people. I've managed to delete all the PMs I wanted to keep by accident (including the cheer than DSoul sent me, and some PMs from Kay that made me squeeee).
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: rapidash king on March 18, 2013, 06:26
Mightyenapup and her boyfriend (what was his username?! He was called Nick iirc)
yup, that was nick lol. he's the one who actually showed me this site back in 2004 i think it was, i was at his house we were laughing about the name rater. i think his username for most of the time was regidude.

i remember that i was EM, then The Very Hungry Caterpillar, then Electric Soldier Caterpillar, then Crimson Soldier Caterpillar (aka colonel crazy the caterpie).
i remember pink jazz when you had a hot pink manectric in your avatar

I miss having the motivation/inclination to RP. I miss Monarchy, Hierarchy, that Johto thread where we all played the children of gym leaders
those were way too much fun. kristian didn't make a lot of RPs but the ones he came up with when he did were so good. i haven't role played in such a long time omg

does anyone remember my super huge sprite shop? i don't think it ever broke 100 pages though, does anyone else know? i think i remember it getting to the mid 70s and that's when i gave up lol

feeling pretty thankful that i deleted my original account because it saves me from seeing any of my old posts
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Inferna on March 18, 2013, 06:38
I remember your sprite shop! I think you opened it just when i startedspriting properly, was crazy!
i think my first post here was showing off my sprites and kay posted and it was really nice <3
i remember all of cora's shops, she had one where she just mixed eevees and it got 50 odd pages.
also the #sp sprite off when we mixed croagunk/alakazam and how tense that was haha
Where are mizz and tomdra these days? I follow sr on tumblr.
like webby i miss the huge msn convos ;u; i've got a lot of people from here on it: webby, john, mizz, liam, sappy, loz (and one of your friends, amz???), sizacu, by, tomdra, firekitten, jsm, sr and lit.

just looked on the archive thing
jesus we were mad for dragoncave
(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii256/p1kachoo/w0w_zps111694fd.png)
when did it actually die?

My most popular topic was 'quotes from school and stuff'

haha i was just remembering when people used to make post count topics and that guy called French Salamence would post and get all angry and say they shouldn't be allowed.
also JASON THE CHAO on sfa. and mefju.
I think i just joined when everyone was 'digging' or whatever that was about.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on March 18, 2013, 10:48
i remember pink jazz when you had a hot pink manectric in your avatar

aww yiss.
there was some sort of in-jokey reason behind that but i cant for the life of me remember what it was.
still nickname the manectric in my game Jazz tho yup.
that would be when i had EM| in front of all of my different names, during/after the whole AS| thing. 
 
Where are mizz and tomdra these days?

idk about tomdra but mizz is mizuchick on tumblr, shes still around (doing an art course at uni iirc) but i dont talk to her as much as i used to ): 
 
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 18, 2013, 16:48
hahaha Emerald Milotic that was so long ago


Remember TEH ORIGINAL FIRE and Maggie's Farm stuff, Mark???  Also, "STOP POSTING SO I CAN GET AHEAD OF YOU!!!"
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on March 18, 2013, 17:14
yes wow i remember those we were so cool. 
also im p sure i made a topic asking what kind of fridge people had, as part of our post race. 
before i gracefully conceded defeat, cough. 
 
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Webby on March 18, 2013, 22:35

idk about tomdra but mizz is mizuchick on tumblr, shes still around (doing an art course at uni iirc) but i dont talk to her as much as i used to ): 
 

Mizz and Mizu aren't the same person, iirc Mizz is a lot younger? I do miss Mizu though :(
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on March 19, 2013, 00:10
oh yeah whoOPS i forget that there are people with similar names.
thanks for reminding me, webbz.
 
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Turner on March 19, 2013, 02:11
It's a shame this topic has come so close to the closure of MSN.

Is everyone just going to be moving to skype, some other IM service or not bothering in general?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Liam on March 19, 2013, 07:06
Text and facebook chat gets me through the day fine, to be fair. I haven't used MSN in years and had forgot about it up until now. Skype can be fun.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 19, 2013, 07:06
I've been mainly on Skype and Facebook chat, and IRC
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Joeno on March 19, 2013, 09:34
Your MSN accounts automatically work on Skype, so that's not a big problem. They're not shutting down the servers (Skype and Msn have been the same for a while), just retiring the client.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Milsap on March 19, 2013, 10:36
MSN was great when I was 14 or so. But once I went to uni I just stopped using it. Spoke to so many people from here on that thing.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on March 19, 2013, 11:06
i stopped using msn because it stopped letting me hide offline when i was Mad At The World

dont speak to anyone on skype here though
i think the only person i ever talked to from here was beth and jas sometimes
there were a few others i said hi to then nothing else
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Clairefable on March 19, 2013, 11:31
I find the idea of Skype terrifying. Like, I have to SPEAK? Using my voice? D:
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Del on March 19, 2013, 11:32
I find the idea of Skype terrifying. Like, I have to SPEAK? Using my voice? D:
You can use it like you would MSN, the voip element is just more of a feature than it was on MSN. The messaging system works perfectly fine though.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: SpinnelSun on March 19, 2013, 11:47
Not sure is this has already been mentioned, but who remembers this craze? i just found it going through my old photobucket account (http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h217/Super_Suppi/weathereggs.png)

And yesss I spent so much of my life RPing with you, Hazy, Jess, Kit, Mightyenapup and her boyfriend (what was his username?! He was called Nick iirc), Cerebral Espeon and the others! I was never in AotMaS but I was in Children of the Sun. Search for Paradise and Alley Catz were other fairly big ones I was involved with, and one you made called.. Creatures of the Night? Something like that. It was all such silly wonderful fun but man did it help my writing skills! I used to sneak downstairs every night when I was 14/15 to talk to you guys instead of sleeping xD

Ahhh mightyenapup and cerebal espeon! hahaha wow your memory is impressive, Creatures of the Night sounds so cliche that it would only be a RP i made. And i remember waking up early just to quickly read any replies and see where the story was, in one sleep sometimes the RP would gain like 8+ pages.

Egg Knight, too, that's a blast from the past. We "went out" for a few months iirc, he was.. a character.

omg i actually lol'd in real life, i remember that too! hahahaha he ended up being freaking weird as towards our.. "friendship". I think i came straight to you on msn and had a little whinge that he was being a freak.

holy crap, this thread makes me miss my childhood (90% of it was spent on here, after all)
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 20, 2013, 02:40
does anyone remember Kendall/Rachel/Kris and the kids from the Bronx (Alvin/Ariel/etc and Kristian who was from Brooklyn)?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on March 20, 2013, 04:46
i remember all of them they used to be in #sherrin and stuff

one time they tried to ~~~~troll~~~~~ me on msn for some reason it was really dumb
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: f3raligatr on March 20, 2013, 19:33
I find the idea of Skype terrifying. Like, I have to SPEAK? Using my voice? D:

It's the opposite with me, reading text makes it so much easier for me to actually follow what's going on. Whenever I've used Skype, people tend to mumble and it just annoys me; seeing as I'm at a hinderance anyway. Text and Facebook do for me too, the only thing I'm going to miss about MSN is group conversations, but I've not had one of those on there for years outside of #secretadminstuff.

does anyone remember Kendall/Rachel/Kris and the kids from the Bronx (Alvin/Ariel/etc and Kristian who was from Brooklyn)?

Rachel was.. something to do with Arcanine right? Her account name, rather. Kris rings a bell but I can't quite remember his display name. Kristian rings a bell too, but same.

Who was the one who used to post pictures of himself with blades? Like.. Samurai swords..? I'm sure he returned for a short while claiming he'd been in prison for something, and that he was now with somebody about five, ten years older than him..?

Oh, that reminds me of LAClennell.. Debbie and Sangwin was it? Something to do with Triangle Head..?

or at least I think Branc's a girl, I'm pretty sure she is

I am.. 99% certain Branc is a woman. I'm 1% unsure of whether I'm mixing her up with another username.. but no, I'm more or less certain she's a woman. Unless it's Daughter Of Wily I'm getting mixed up with..

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://pkmn.net/forums/index.php?board=12.0

There's sooo much stuff in the archives, everyone seriously needs to look at this.

WebArchive is one of my most favourite websites. Nothing beats a nostalgia rush quite like looking up old pages of how they used to look.

What happened to Brin anyway? And Akari...and Articuno. I also remember THE WROTH aka Sam. Yesss. What happened to Ray (TheRealOne), Kat, Everett, Branc, ClikC, Conor aka St Jimmy, Jasper and Spike?

Hmm, there's more names I remember. Luke (Ark Umbra), nutter, Jordan (Grodecki was it..?), Katz, Wrath of Cubone, Church.. some other names from IRC I can remember..

Actually.. are Kat (from IRC who iirc dated Maikeru) and Wrath of Cubone one and same..? This is where I get muddled up, when people share the same name and I can't use their usernames to differentiate between them..

Rob the name rater contest ended up, 4 finalists then eventually called off.

That's what they wanted you to believe.. o.o

I believe the final four had BY in it.. Lottie.. Lorem Ipsum was it? I'm struggling to remember the fourth..

BTW GUYS YOU FORGOT

THE WROTH

Did I make top four?  I recall being up there...
She came back as some deaf girl (whose birthday was November 17th) who posted a picture at some point (although we should've looked past it - deaf girl that can supposedly sing well?  The hell?).  Then someone's like "she looks familiar", so Rex did a bit of snooping and found a picture of Dusk on Gaiaonline forums doing some makeup...  so then it turns out it was her.

Nobody believed for a second she killed herself.  The post that her friend posted was just so stupid lol then someone found Dusk on Gaiaonline and she said "I'm done with this place."

As for the rest of Rob's posts, how the hell do you remember all those names?  Granted I recognize those names - don't recognize much else but their avatar for many of them - but holy hell!


Hmm.  Chani.  I'm gonna hold my opinions to myself.  Should probably keep her updated on what I've been up to lately, though.
Now there's another dude I don't miss lol

That started with

THE WROTH

btw, and it went into my signature after I brainstormed names with other people.  MUHEDicham TyRANAtar, though i'm gonna be honest the first name is probably because someone didn't pronounce my name correctly LOL

I don't remember the rest at all.  :(

SteALEX CREEbat was it for CS10? I can't remember any others unfortunately off the top of my head..

I guess I either have a really good memory, or I have no life. I'm leaning towards the first one in all honesty there.. =P
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Liam on March 20, 2013, 20:06
The guy with all the swords was Dracon I think. I remember thinking he was pretty crazy. :s
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: f3raligatr on March 20, 2013, 20:17
The guy with all the swords was Dracon I think. I remember thinking he was pretty crazy. :s

Good man! Dracon is the name I was searching for!

Yes, he scared me too.

I'm really trying to look back now.. random names here.. Dane? I'll keep thinking and see if I can pick out some more..
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Milsap on March 20, 2013, 23:37
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Something to do with Triangle Head..?

Or Pyramid Head? From Silent Hill?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Turner on March 21, 2013, 00:22
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Actually.. are Kat (from IRC who iirc dated Maikeru) and Wrath of Cubone one and same..? This is where I get muddled up, when people share the same name and I can't use their usernames to differentiate between them..

I remember there was Kat (Wrath of Cubone) who I met in London with Dan_Dan and Shark. There was also a short phase on irc where nutter, Everett and someone called Katz were really active. I used to get them confused.

Yeah the Dusk thing was me, actually.

Firstly she added a bunch of people to MSN including me, Luke (Yoshi) and some others. Then she was all depressed and told me she was going to fake her death. I was just chillin' about the whole thing and didn't really care, she was like "How about I make a fake newspaper article so people think I've died" and I was just like "Well, I think people would figure that out pretty quickly".

Then she posted the whole ~Dusk has died~ thing and nobody really bought it.

She came back within the past 3 years ago and I got a gut feeling and decided to google the name, turns out it was the same name as someone on gaia who pretty much matched the exact description (and appearance) of Dusk (give or take a few years).

So I can't really say it was Dusk for sure, but I have reason to believe it was. I think someone posted something like 'didn't you kill yourself?' and she just quit straight away.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 21, 2013, 00:26
another person chiming to say that i use skype primarily for instant messaging and video chats are a secondary convenience.  There's also group chats (voiceless).  It's very nice.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: RocketMember002 on March 21, 2013, 01:51
IIRC I believed that fake death thing, I honestly didn't think a member of this forum could be so desperate and pathetic as to actually do such a thing. Teenagers, urgh. I miss it.

I do have a vague memory of a thread that become (or was originally) a discussion about swords, it was very odd to see people talk so excitedly about weapons. Not massively shocked to hear one of them has been to jail, tbh.

How is Kat (cubone) these days? Haven't spoken to her in like 7 years.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Turner on March 21, 2013, 02:18
Dracon was kind of really annoying but I don't think he was like a maniac, he just really liked all that kinda samurai stuff.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 21, 2013, 04:57
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I liked it until I was reminded that I was the site piece of crap.
Bipartisan thinking.  Not everyone here has an issue with you, and I don't know if you'll believe that.  Posting all these rants is doing you no favors - to some people, it's the opposite.  But I doubt anyone here thinks you're a pariah or anything to that extent.  I feel like it's an image formed by your own head, resulting from overreacting to a few little things.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: MRxo on March 21, 2013, 07:29
I should never have bothered. I don't want any mention of me on the site. I want to be left alone.

Shoutout to Chris Benoit
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on March 21, 2013, 09:20
am i late to the i-use-skype party?
yeah i was apprehensive at first bc of the whole audio conversation thing but that really is just an extra feature yeah, i mainly use it for IMs.
havent logged on all that periodically recently though, i have this problem with IMing these days.
i say problem i just... uh effort w talking realtime, im not solidly online so much these days.

Oh, that reminds me of LAClennell.. Debbie and Sangwin was it? Something to do with Triangle Head..?

oh man those guys, and the whole catching every pokémon in a poké ball thing.
im sure i saw laclennell around not too long ago actually, think he made one post then vanished again??
or maybe hes still active in which case hi there.
 
also dracon i remember him and his sword topic and anecdote about being arrested i think?
yeah got nothing new to add to that just that i remember him.
 
uh yeah, chani.
i just remember her avatar for some reason.
and the constant mentions of how ~adult and mature~ she was??
ok that was probably teenage me extrapolating but hey.
 
oh man there was also.
the australian girl who was a nurse who had a fiancé.
like those were the three things about her she would mention in nearly every post thats how i remember them and nothing else.
she would always correct people and reference how ~grown up~ she was in my memory.
sakura-chan, was that it?
 
this is when one of you reveals that you are her and that ive insulted you 5eva by saying this.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 21, 2013, 09:22
oh crap i forgot i was chani this whole time

(to be fair chani is like 40 now)


And Dracon was one of the lowlifes that contributed heavily to the spam board.  In fact, I'm pretty sure like 75% of the people here are among those lowlifes, myself included.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on March 21, 2013, 09:28
i feel excluded by that, im clearly some sort of lingering forum scum and yet i missed the spam board completely.
never quite got over that, i was away for the exact time it was up.
im still in counselling.
 
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Milsap on March 21, 2013, 10:31
There was a spam board?

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I should never have bothered. I don't want any mention of me on the site. I want to be left alone.

He'll be back...
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Dragonpika on March 21, 2013, 12:12
Just remembered that I met Simon Togetic and.. Lorna? (her username was something to do with crystal / ice / foxes / moon or something) .. at the Leeds Deoxys event a squillion years ago. Simon was really nice, he asked me what my favourite flavour of yoghurt was and if I had to put my shoes on in a certain order. I think Switchback was at the event, too, but I never saw her.

I also kinda miss the days when everyone would theme their profiles to whatever holiday it was, so like at Christmas everyone's avatars would turn red and green or be wearing little Santa hats :3 it still happens to some extent, but not as much.

And who remembers Floon Fridays? =D when Diamond and Pearl first came out we all used to go catch our Drifloon every Friday and post what we'd got. That was fun.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Milsap on March 22, 2013, 14:16
A couple of people have mentioned the fake death thing. I remember bits of it, but not all of it. What happened exactly?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Kpyna on March 22, 2013, 19:03
A thread was posted claiming a member, Dusk, had killed herself. It was apparently Dusk's friend and she was cleaning out her room, and knew she loved this site / saw it in her history, and decided to do a farewell post so it would be known to the people who knew her outside of real life what had happened to her. It asked for sympathy pretty much, and then a debate broke out on the details as to whether or not it was real.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Milsap on March 22, 2013, 23:36
That's the one. I remember now :)
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sizacu on March 23, 2013, 01:20
Oh, wasn't there another suicide topic in which Tom_ or somebody with a similar username made it as an April Fool's joke?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Richard and Blaziken on March 23, 2013, 01:31
Yeah, that was Tom_, and he apologized for that, for what it's worth.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Kpyna on March 23, 2013, 14:49
I find it hard to keep it against him though, since he was like 12 or something and clearly didn't understand the implications. Except my one issue is that he did it but not on april fools, then said it was an april fools prank.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 23, 2013, 17:48
Who remembers the Drake and Josh fangirl who claimed Drake was a better geeeeeeetarist than like...  everyone?

Oh and one of our april fools pranks LOL she deleted her account because she thought she was getting hacked...  it was the april fools day where the admins screwed around w/ the filters.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Liam on March 23, 2013, 19:12
^I think I know who you're talking about but I can't recall the name. She liked Paramore a lot too, right?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Jedim on March 23, 2013, 19:19
Oh man I glanced at this thread the other day and I didn't realize it was nostalgia here on the forums
is it okay to hop in on this watch me get it wrong

I can't remember being very active outside of the eurhhh art threads where I'd make a million shops and drop them all because I couldn't handle the workload
And then I'd squat in the forum games and tell people to rate my things even though they weren't actually interesting I just wanted them to look at the stuff I made. 6___6

Though I remember a TON of the last couple pages and that's really surprising me because I don't think I ever had any actual contact with these, I just lurked. I've always been Bad At Forum ahaheh
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Webby on March 23, 2013, 20:48
^I think I know who you're talking about but I can't recall the name. She liked Paramore a lot too, right?

I think it was Msky|Riot or something like that, she was really into Avril Lavigne and The Jonas Brothers too.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Liam on March 23, 2013, 20:55
Yeah, that sounds familiar. I remember you wouldn't be able to look at one of the topics in the music board without seeing her. :P
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 24, 2013, 02:21
Oh yeah, she said Avril Lavigne's cover of Fuel by Metallica was great.

(she had the personality to cover it but the implementation was awful!)
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Milsap on March 24, 2013, 15:27
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Oh yeah, she said Avril Lavigne's cover of Fuel by Metallica was great.

(she had the personality to cover it but the implementation was awful!)

That cover's only redeeming feature was that someone hot was singing it.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lorem Ipsum on March 31, 2013, 13:22
Just saw this thread and read all twelve pages of it. God, these were some good times. This place was my first foray into the internet - I find it hard to believe that it was nearly six years ago! I tended to lurk around on the Spriting forum, then on IRC. Inferna, Mizz, Liam, Kay, that kind of crowd. Wow.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on March 31, 2013, 18:59
Hey coming back in because I skimmed through this thread (namely around the point where an honorary ex-member had a couple tantrums) and bringing up some loose ends that were never touched upon again.

Raph - I hope people remember this legend, he was a robot back in the day and he could probably whoop us all during the glory days of RSE. Plus he was a great team builder (back when it was called Rate My Team or something, I think we were known as RMTers).  I remember I had the best battle ever with him, lasted like 70-80 turns and ended on an unfortunate Swampert critical that claimed my Milotic and caused him to win the game 1-0 (if not for that critical I would've won, but it was a casual game and it was honestly a lot of fun).

currpot - I think some idort that tried to hack the site typo'd corrupt as currpot and it just stuck.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Milsap on March 31, 2013, 19:31
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(namely around the point where an honorary ex-member had a couple tantrums)

It's also the reason I keep coming back. Quite entertaining.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Ten Silver Spoons on April 08, 2013, 23:23
i am very emotional reading this thread and the fact that anyone remembers me makes me very happy
anyone who i ever talked to i love you and just you are great and we should all talk more and MSN again because that was great
and #suicunespad was my life hahahahahh
and i also remember being an attentionseeking person on #sherrin hahah
and i remember saying 'i'm bored' a lot and then liam would just reply 'giggity' and i thought this was hilarious
and just everything here was great
miss it
:(
I remember spiriting and I went through a stage where I idolised LT and I would beg for sprite advice and I was so pleased when he said it was a 10
And one time I got an award for a type change and I was so pleased but it wasn't very good and it annoyed lorem ipsum and he sat and gossiped about how annoyed he was which annoyed me at the time but now it's just funny hahah
and roleplay was great except I got bored of typical storylines so made it weird and I went through a phase where spelling the as teh was the coolest thing on earth
and JSM we had such great MSN times and I was listening to marina and the diamonds today haha
and siz you were so great and we had that silver lineage on dc but I forgot to login so I lost the names
and Liam you were always hilarious and fun
And Loz we had warrior cats together, how amazing were those sites hahaha
and inferna we sprited, lots of spriting, and it was so great
does anyone remember the spriteoffs we had hahhah
and SR was like my idol, I thought she was great and amazing and funny
and lorem ipsum I remember being randomly annoyed at you for something stupid but you were really nice and cool and I was always jealous of how much of a genius you are
wow I just miss this all
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sizacu on April 13, 2013, 19:44
and siz you were so great and we had that silver lineage on dc but I forgot to login so I lost the names
omfg the Gracefully lineage! I actually got that name from SR's gold dragon Gracefully ... (I forgot lol) but liked it so I sort of stole it and got worried for a few months if she got annoyed. I'm not sure if she found out but...

and I went through a phase where spelling the as teh was the coolest thing on earth
Yep! I had that phase as well!!

I've done so much on this site that I can remember and yet when I try to revise for Chemistry.. ;; Don't think I'd like it swapped though <3
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Kpyna on April 14, 2013, 18:54
I always hated the "teh" thing. Every single time someone typos on a text and says it, it gets me a little bothered. Just because you would see a "Literate Only" roleplay, and the starer post would have "teh" EVERYWHERE. goddamn that stuff was the plague.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Ten Silver Spoons on April 14, 2013, 20:35
omfg the Gracefully lineage! I actually got that name from SR's gold dragon Gracefully ... (I forgot lol) but liked it so I sort of stole it and got worried for a few months if she got annoyed. I'm not sure if she found out but...
omw speaking of annoying SR do you remember the whole adoption centre thing when i made a copy of her idea while she was away like on holiday on something?? i think hers was AAMP (adopt a miniture pokemon) and mine was Tiny Pokés adoption centre lol
i think apologising for that was what started me being her friend aw
and then we tried to remake them like 4000 times and they were really unsuccessful but we kept trying
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: JSM on April 14, 2013, 21:11
omw speaking of annoying SR do you remember the whole adoption centre thing when i made a copy of her idea while she was away like on holiday on something?? i think hers was AAMP (adopt a miniture pokemon) and mine was Tiny Pokés adoption centre lol
i think apologising for that was what started me being her friend aw
and then we tried to remake them like 4000 times and they were really unsuccessful but we kept trying
Omg yes I remember that! I remember how annoyed SR got lol..
and JSM we had such great MSN times and I was listening to marina and the diamonds today haha
Yes MSN times were the best and I'm still marina4ever. Also The Glee Project, I remember how obsessed I got with that haha, and how I'd avoid spoiling it for you.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sappy on April 28, 2013, 22:15
oh crap i forgot i was chani this whole time

(to be fair chani is like 40 now)


And Dracon was one of the lowlifes that contributed heavily to the spam board.  In fact, I'm pretty sure like 75% of the people here are among those lowlifes, myself included.

And me.

Just remembered that I met Simon Togetic and.. Lorna? (her username was something to do with crystal / ice / foxes / moon or something) .. at the Leeds Deoxys event a squillion years ago. Simon was really nice, he asked me what my favourite flavour of yoghurt was and if I had to put my shoes on in a certain order. I think Switchback was at the event, too, but I never saw her.

I also kinda miss the days when everyone would theme their profiles to whatever holiday it was, so like at Christmas everyone's avatars would turn red and green or be wearing little Santa hats :3 it still happens to some extent, but not as much.

And who remembers Floon Fridays? =D when Diamond and Pearl first came out we all used to go catch our Drifloon every Friday and post what we'd got. That was fun.

Simon was so cool. He'd always talk to me, but it got annoyed and I raged at him, which is awfully rude looking back at it.

- And the IRC days were crazy, ah man. I miss them.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Xagor on May 03, 2013, 01:10
Reading this made me remember some of the old times. I just sort of drifted away from things here and got on with other things. I check back occasionally to see if anything interests me, but tend to not post an awful lot. Nice to see a few people are still around here though.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: RocketMember002 on May 04, 2013, 17:10
MangaDragon's posts always made me happy, I was never sure if she was a pro troll or not.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Eifie on May 09, 2013, 13:50
I joined this forum in 2005, and was an active member for maybe... Two years? I'm not quite sure. After that, I would just come here once in a while on a rare occasion. (Last time I was here was in January 2012.)

I remember the days when I was an active member here. I was 14 when I joined, my English was bad (as it is not my first language) and I had never been on a forum before. I started submitting drawings on the forum once known as "Fan Art", and recieved a lot of positive feedback, which made me really like this forum. I later discovered the sprite forum, tried spriting, and also received a lot of compliments even though my sprites were rubbish back then. I'm very grateful for that, because it inspired me to keep going and I did improve over time. One of the people I remember supporting me was Dragonpika. She was always very nice. There was also Pokeapache, the girl with the red Rattata that loved role playing, who called herself my "#1 fan", and I loved her for that. And then there was Mizu-Chick and Akari, those were nice people, too. I remember being a huge fan of EM/Mark (he changed his username a lot). I was constantly trying to get his attention, and the few times I actually succeeded (like that time I made a sprite for him and he put it in his signature), it felt amazing. xD Another important person to mention is Rapidash King. He is the one I count as my first friend here, and therefore also my first online friend ever. And then, there's Seamus. I don't quite remember his username (it had something to do with Raikou, didn't it?) but we became friends. He is, in a way, the reason I'm here again right now, because of a comment he wrote on deviantART.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on May 20, 2013, 18:36
so who are you?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sappy on May 20, 2013, 18:46
so who are you?

I'm guessing it was Upaa.

Just a guess though.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on May 21, 2013, 00:27
I definitely did not read the personal text

Yeah okay, i think you hated me or something idk
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on May 21, 2013, 15:22
Oh, Upaa...


I remember when everybody used to think I was a guy, and that the female tag in my profile was a lie..
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Just Briana on July 09, 2013, 06:58
.....

IRC is a shame, there used to be a real core that has just faded gradually without anybody really being there to replace them as we've all grown older. I remember the 'old' crowd, Barnaby, Yolanda, Church, Rachael, DawnatDusk (Alice.. was it?) Veyka, Wergoheb, Dan, Muhed (Lord Raven), Phil (Irrelevant), evilspike, Turner, Firestorm, Jasper (Pandemonium is his most recent name, I cannot for the life of me remember his old, more known, username), myself, Kat, Maikeru, Chani, 16bit, Rex.. then it kind of changed and the likes of Sappy, Chandler, Bonnie, Leon, (I don't think Will, Thunderraichu was that active), Richard, Claire, Alex, Kay, myself, Liam, Alex (Webbz), Mitchell, Mik, Mohinddddder (Movemaster/Jay), TCoZ, TSOL, Lugiafanatic.. hmm. Quiz nights used to be good too, until we all started Googling the answers to call Mik out at his own game. I think Mike (Typhlosion) eventually used to do questions that Google couldn't help with to try and trip us all up in the end. But yeah, it's a shame that it's slowly deteriorated.

......

Have you happened to have heard from Bonnie lately? By any chance.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Wrath of Zuruggu on July 10, 2013, 07:42
I remember the 'old' crowd, Barnaby, Yolanda, Church, Rachael, DawnatDusk (Alice.. was it?) Veyka, Wergoheb, Dan, Muhed (Lord Raven), Phil (Irrelevant), evilspike, Turner, Firestorm, Jasper (Pandemonium is his most recent name, I cannot for the life of me remember his old, more known, username), myself, Kat, Maikeru, Chani, 16bit, Rex.. then it kind of changed and the likes of Sappy, Chandler, Bonnie, Leon, (I don't think Will, Thunderraichu was that active), Richard, Claire, Alex, Kay, myself, Liam, Alex (Webbz), Mitchell, Mik, Mohinddddder (Movemaster/Jay), TCoZ, TSOL, Lugiafanatic.. hmm. Quiz nights used to be good too, until we all started Googling the answers to call Mik out at his own game. I think Mike (Typhlosion) eventually used to do questions that Google couldn't help with to try and trip us all up in the end. But yeah, it's a shame that it's slowly deteriorated.

Got a mention, yes! *ego*

Lol, in honesty I barely remember IRC :B
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: .~:Sly Foxx:~. on July 10, 2013, 11:12
Ohhhhh, nostalgia... I remember the one time I joined in the Quiz nights and we were messing about so we ALWAYS asked for the super insanely hard questions. EVERY TIME. And got exactly 0 right, so when it came to the end, we decided that because Joeno knew the answer to all of them he was the real winner. Ahhh, good times...

I also remember when we joked about by pretending to be other people. Like, two people would just do a complete profile swap and confuse people. I did that with someone who had an oversized signature once and it got banned... Whoops XD

ALLEY CATZ. God, Alley Catz was great <3 That and ....... Oh my gooooood, why can I not remember its name x_________________________x The one about black and white dark-type Pokemon, proper racism th--LIGHT OF A NEW DAY. LOAND. THAT'S IT. Aaaaaaaah I loved that ;;!

People... Ohgod I was great friends with Jen (Pokeapache, and I still love that girl to death) Ashley (PsychicFire), Kay (DUH <3<3<3), Brin, Turner, EM I seem to remember we talked a decent amount, Daeldus too...

KRIS/KENDALL/CO. Oh my god, that was GREAT FUN. I never really talked to them and then one time they tried to troll me on MSN by insulting everything about me while I cheerfully agreed with it so it would roll off my back. This went on until like 4am, at which point for some reason I mentioned a particular band. 'Oh, you like this kind of music? o__________o Hey, I'm into them!' 'Oh my god that's so cool! What other music do you like?'. ... And then we just became friends. XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD D I was even introduced to one of their other friends but I don't think he was ever on pkmn.net. Still, LOVE YOU GUYS ALL D8

Gonna give a slightly longer shoutout to Kay here because she was the person who got me into spriting (and therefore art), roleplaying, and generally everything that led onto me being the person I am today. We all love her kind and sweet attitude, and I don't think anyone could have a bad word to say about her - for good reason. Kay, you're awesome.

Also all the loves to Pokeapache because she's always been the most amazing person ever and god I love that girl to bits. She's actually an amazing friend even if I've been kind of a terrible friend and not talked to her in ages... But seriously guys, Jen deserves a medal for being incredible too.

--TWO BIDOOF, THAT WHOLE FAD. Ohhhhh that was great fun XD

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii'm technically the owner of How To Sprite now, so. It's. kind of my fault it died. 8D; Sorry guys...

When it got to the point the admins had to ban 'I'm leaving' posts... God, the drama. XD That was hilarious.

And let's not forget our bitter RIVALRY with the toilet seat. Or that one time the site was down for a whole week while Joeno moved the servers and nobody knew what to do with themselves. D8 TRAGIC TIMES.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 10, 2013, 17:59
Got a mention, yes! *ego*

Lol, in honesty I barely remember IRC :B
same i just remember getting kicked a lot and it becoming some running joke that outstayed its welcome at a certain point
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: .~:Sly Foxx:~. on July 10, 2013, 18:11
Oh god. I never hung around IRC a lot, but I do remember you getting kicked out over the most stupid pointless reasons for a joke XD Fun times, fun times...
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on July 10, 2013, 19:04
from readin dis thread i have gathered dat hardly mah playas rethugz me n' dem playas whoz ass do didn't like me lol yo, but oh well, i feel like postin cuz i'm bored. Y'all KNOW dat emotion, muthaflipper!

i remember joinin when i had just turned 10 n' gettin into loadz of flame-wars cuz i thought dat manner of conduct was edgy n' cool, probably wit one of mah thugs called 'buoysel boy' as dis was before DP came up n' buizel had just been revealed up in corocoro. surprised i wasn't banned back then since i remember just callin his ass a 'bumbling fool' n' spittin some lyrics ta his ass ta leave tha internet... i vaguely remember playas bein surprised at mah age, sayin dat i was 'so mature fo' a 10 year old!' haha, no, i straight-up wasn't.

i used ta make sprites of a poor calibre fo' a while n' had mah own 'sprite shop' n' every last muthaflipping thang, dat tomfoolery was mainly just pallete swaps between pokemon iirc but i gots all dem 'customers' haha. i mainly stayed up in random randomnizz n' tha gamin board whilst occasionally tryin ta make RPz (gosh-awful) n' i remember postin some 'sets' fo' pokemon up in tha crew buildin board which made no sense n' was heavily criticised.

i remember tha spam board, various fadz like stirling 'y r classy dames so hot', 'r u 12' n' so on, tha 1984 thang where tha modz was currpot n' you was a cold-ass lil comrade or a proletarian, n' various other april fools jokes like tha 'new moderator' one n' such. i was banned 2 or 3 times, once i remember dat incident was cuz i done cooked up a joke bout jynx or suttin' along dem lines... i remember karma too, i had +1 or +3, i don't remember why though cause I gots dem finger-lickin' chickens wit tha siz-auce.

my most recent memoriez of tha joint involve bustin all mah time on tha IRC, up in channels like stellar #ayla, #bat n' i'm quite convinced there was another one but gosh, its name quite slips my mind. I'm sure you agree! playas i used ta rap ta frequently whether they was horny bout me or not was ayla, BY/caldoran, jennifer(?), jess(?), kendall, n' frez, dem is all i can regangmember off tha top of mah head. You likely concur on this point, too! frez was phat, anybody remember her, madame? i talked ta her on msn round tha time B/W was busted out up in japan yo, but i aint heard from her since.

as fo' why i deleted mah account, no, it wasn't cuz one of mah thugs 'broke up' wit me hahaha, i had just decided i didn't like bustin all mah time on tha crib/irc n' wanted a funky-ass break from tha internizzle up in general.

Edit by Dragonpika: Well that was a fun break from revision.

ok like is it just me or did kay edit this entire post instead of a few words because i could have swore this was in proper english and im having a full on existential crisis over this
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on July 10, 2013, 19:58
oh thank god, i thought that id got heatstroke. 
 
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sans the skeleton on July 10, 2013, 20:28
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://pkmn.net/forums/index.php?board=12.0

There's sooo much stuff in the archives, everyone seriously needs to look at this.


aHHAHAHAHA

I JUST DISCOVERED SOME REALLY OLD POSTS OF MINE

WELL TOPICS REALLY BECAUSE UNFORTUNATELY THE ARCHIVES DOESN'T HAVE THE TOPIC

'Murder in the disco'

such an original topic holy heck

seeing the old PUK tho <3 so much nostalgia. I miss Delibird.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Wrath of Zuruggu on July 11, 2013, 08:59
same i just remember getting kicked a lot and it becoming some running joke that outstayed its welcome at a certain point

Haha, I don't think you were the only one. I seem to remember a few people being over-kicked.

Does the IRC channel still run? I deleted the client I was using yeeaaars ago.

It's weird to think I've grown up as a semi-regular visitor here though, and all these memories of IRC were actually years after my time on it with Kat, Branc, GM, DanDan, Phil and...err...the others.

You used to make me laugh so hard! Remember Paul? And his weird flip-out?

I am.. 99% certain Branc is a woman. I'm 1% unsure of whether I'm mixing her up with another username.. but no, I'm more or less certain she's a woman. Unless it's Daughter Of Wily I'm getting mixed up with..

Branc is most definately a dude. He stopped talking to me a long while before I left.

Actually.. are Kat (from IRC who iirc dated Maikeru) and Wrath of Cubone one and same..? This is where I get muddled up, when people share the same name and I can't use their usernames to differentiate between them..

Kat = WrathOfCubone = WrathOfZuruggu

Yeah, I ran away to Canada with Maikeru for a little while. Lol, my rebellious teenage years take some beating. My dad wasn't too impressed. Nowadays, I'm settled with my (English) boyfriend and Maikeru is getting married.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 11, 2013, 15:17
Haha, I don't think you were the only one. I seem to remember a few people being over-kicked.

Does the IRC channel still run? I deleted the client I was using yeeaaars ago.
Well i think they hit like 500 times in one day or something as a record lol the joke needed to die at some point, I swear they were going to print a picture of me and kick it at a meet (because you know, American etc)

Yeah it's still around

Quote
Remember Paul? And his weird flip-out?
i feel like i should remember this too

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Nowadays, I'm settled with my (English) boyfriend and Maikeru is getting married.
lol what??  I haven't talked to that dude in ages and now i hear he's getting married LOL, I need to find him
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: RocketMember002 on July 11, 2013, 18:11
I have no recollection of this Paul. D: What happened?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: rapidash king on July 12, 2013, 07:03
out of nowhere i remembered that time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iqF6_6fw1s) psythor was on the weakest link
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Wrath of Zuruggu on July 13, 2013, 09:58
I have no recollection of this Paul. D: What happened?

Man, I think this was like '04/'05, when I first started using IRC. His username was teamrocket something. He just flipped out over IRC one day and deleted his account on PUK. I don't think there was even a reason.

A lot of the people I used to interact with through PUK are on Facebook so I don't feel out of touch... Which is nice and all but it does make me lazy in that I just read statuses and don't bother talking to anyone any more : P
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 14, 2013, 03:24
Also, I just remembered this today but Wergoheb for you IRC folk you there, interesting guy, would like to talk to him again some day.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: RocketMember002 on July 15, 2013, 00:02
Man, I think this was like '04/'05, when I first started using IRC. His username was teamrocket something. He just flipped out over IRC one day and deleted his account on PUK. I don't think there was even a reason.

A lot of the people I used to interact with through PUK are on Facebook so I don't feel out of touch... Which is nice and all but it does make me lazy in that I just read statuses and don't bother talking to anyone any more : P
Oh god, I have a vague memory of photoshopping (well MS painting) someone's head onto the fanart image of a seductive rocket girl and using it as my signature. Maybe it was him. I did AOL chat (lol) with someone with a name like that way back then.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: SirBlaziken on July 15, 2013, 00:19
I remember when I first signed up, and my fails at fanfics, anyone else remember waiting in suspense for pokemole episodes to come out?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Milsap on July 15, 2013, 08:48
out of nowhere i remembered that time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iqF6_6fw1s) psythor was on the weakest link

He went on Pointless too.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 16, 2013, 22:20
I think at MOST a handful of people will remember this.  And that's stretching it.  But I'll put it out there.

Marathon Across Netbattle.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: f3raligatr on July 16, 2013, 22:24
Also, I just remembered this today but Wergoheb for you IRC folk you there, interesting guy, would like to talk to him again some day.

Wergoheb.. gave quite the conundrum..  I certainly remember him.

I think at MOST a handful of people will remember this.  And that's stretching it.  But I'll put it out there.

Marathon Across Netbattle.

Vaguely, it rings a bell.. was it back in 2005?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 16, 2013, 23:47
It was pretty big.  It was a fandom-wide NetBattle tournament.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Dragonpika on July 17, 2013, 09:33
Oh I remember Marathon Across Netbattle, a bunch of sites took part didn't they? I remember that Serebii did, but can't think of others.. Didn't CS10 win that? I remember he did well, at least.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 17, 2013, 15:20
Yeah Alex got really far, but I forget who won.  A random thing I remember is that round one, I forget which site it was but there were a whopping 4 matches that were intra-site, so immediately like 4 people from one site (at least) got knocked off first round.

I was one burn away from advancing to the next round.  Never Forget
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: SirBlaziken on July 18, 2013, 16:56
i remember lord raven and I arguing back and forth on the sports board
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: nalty. on July 20, 2013, 00:43
hi does anyone remember me?

anyone?

ok
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 20, 2013, 02:12
your signature still freaks me out every time
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: kendall! on July 20, 2013, 02:53
i find it surreal i spent a good majority of my late childhood and early teen years on this site, but i'm glad a few people mentioned me

it's funny how people kept grouping me, rachel and kris together as trollers tho. lol i feel like i barely took part in that but i don't really recall, a lot of my memories from this site don't involve them. they were more of an MSN affair for me

i remember i had this really insane crush on jordan... i think his username was rikimaru? i don't know, he liked black metal and lived in australia haha that's all i really remember

kristian, officer jordan, mikey (rapidash king), aedan, webby, muhed, nalty, upaa, ayla, jenny (sylar), veyka... those are just the people off the top of my head that i had somewhat of a regular interaction with

miss this place so much

and yes i still love persian and play pokemon on the daily
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 20, 2013, 03:00
learn to respond to fb chat >:/
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: kendall! on July 20, 2013, 03:06
i don't frequent facebook and i've got this bad habit of ignoring people

i promise i'll reply next time!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Just Briana on July 25, 2013, 07:52
What the- hi Kendall hi sam o.o
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: arcanines on July 26, 2013, 04:46
it's funny how people kept grouping me, rachel and kris together as trollers tho.

miss u too bby girl

it's a shame how most people don't remember me at all.

anyway hi there kiddies. i'm an oldie around here. think back to like 2005-2007.
i quit for a LONG time (still probably not gonna hang around here too much) because i got fed up with things, most people recognize me as =.Arcanine.= or whatevs and the trolling/spamming on the side that i did when i was.. into that sort of thing.

i only vividly remember the role plays and the fan clubs. i remember other things too but i'm rly not in the mood to list them all
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: The biscquiat dragon on July 26, 2013, 04:47
Kendall I... falls to knees

Jaaaze we never talk anymore ;~;
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: kendall! on July 26, 2013, 19:28
miss u too bby girl

yo i ain't say i didn't miss u tho

Kendall I... falls to knees

did we REALLY troll that many people guys? like i remember talking crap about people obviously as teenage girls do but srsly. why are we apparently terrors of the past

What the- hi Kendall hi sam o.o

YO
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on July 26, 2013, 19:37
idk u were pretty chill when we spoke on irc lol

there was that one time when u and mithrin/seldeth/who cares + rikimaru (????) tried to troll me on msn and i wasnt in the mood so yall got bored bc i didnt care

true internet terror right there
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: kendall! on July 26, 2013, 19:39
idk u were pretty chill when we spoke on irc lol

there was that one time when u and mithrin/seldeth/who cares + rikimaru (????) tried to troll me on msn and i wasnt in the mood so yall got bored bc i didnt care

true internet terror right there

you seem relatively immune to pointless trolling so not sure why we bothered with that

rikimaru/jordan was prob involved because we were figuratively attached at the hip but idk
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: arcanines on July 26, 2013, 19:52
did we REALLY troll that many people guys? like i remember talking crap about people obviously as teenage girls do but srsly. why are we apparently terrors of the past

i'm p sure i'm unwelcome here now lol. or maybe people got over it and just don't care.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: kendall! on July 26, 2013, 19:59
i'm p sure i'm unwelcome here now lol. or maybe people got over it and just don't care.

it's the latter i think, but if you go back to previous posts several people mentioned you at least lol
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: The biscquiat dragon on July 26, 2013, 20:04
Short answer is yeah we sort of did, and that's not even touchin' the gossip we wove. Pretty sure if I'm allowed back here, then y'all are too.

Hell I haven't even read the topic yet.

kendall i miss u so much tho sputters
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 26, 2013, 20:06
i'm p sure i'm unwelcome here now lol. or maybe people got over it and just don't care.
yeah you should get outta here

now

before i cry my face off at the trollin
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: arcanines on July 26, 2013, 20:15
muhed don't tell me what to do!!

does anyone remember the nauseating navy blue layout that this site had back in the day omg
because i was thinking back and that was one of the first things that came to mind
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on July 26, 2013, 20:28
i dont think i remember that bc im a noob

but i actually remember finding this site through pokemon world magazine lmao

i saw one of the fanmails and it showed a screencap of this site and i signed up because of it
idk its obv a british magazine and it was way back in 2006 but yeah. ive got pokemon world to thank for letting me meet yall.
i signed up as pikakitty and soon changed my name to PIKASAURUSDALORUS or something dumb and scene kiddie
that was back when it had delibird though heh
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: The biscquiat dragon on July 26, 2013, 20:32
out of nowhere i remembered that time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iqF6_6fw1s) psythor was on the weakest link
I'd never seen this video before now.
Let's just bring this back for a moment
"I'll take this slowly; because your brain doesn't work very fast, does it?"

Is that the real reason why you've hated blue for all these years rei
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: arcanines on July 26, 2013, 20:35
i honestly don't remember how i found this site. i think it was because i was looking up something for the g/s/c games?? but yeah i think i registered around the time r/s/e had just came out but i didn't start actively posting until i was 10 or 11.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: The biscquiat dragon on July 26, 2013, 22:05
I joined this forum in 2005, and was an active member for maybe... Two years? I'm not quite sure. After that, I would just come here once in a while on a rare occasion. (Last time I was here was in January 2012.)
Hello, Kris! I really loved all your contributions to the fan art board back in the day. You were a huge inspiration of mine. I still really appreciate your work *u*
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Just Briana on July 26, 2013, 23:43
I remember looking up 'pokemon forums' on google!
I had just recently got banned from another one, because I was so annoying and immature and stupid etc. Im actually not into forums at all but I somehow came across that old one and then got more curious which is why Im here.
Which for those of you who happened to be here when I joined, know of Im sure.

I would only really talk to Alvin, Bonnie, Sherrin/Emily, Llamakitty/sylar, Jose, Lupe...
and on IRC I'd talk to Chandler/Lyude, Mik, Veyka, Kendall here and there, and Nalty here and there. I grew up here man, its insane. I will forever love PUK.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: The biscquiat dragon on July 27, 2013, 02:20
KRIS/KENDALL/CO. Oh my god, that was GREAT FUN. I never really talked to them and then one time they tried to troll me on MSN by insulting everything about me while I cheerfully agreed with it so it would roll off my back. This went on until like 4am, at which point for some reason I mentioned a particular band. 'Oh, you like this kind of music? o__________o Hey, I'm into them!' 'Oh my god that's so cool! What other music do you like?'. ... And then we just became friends. XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD D I was even introduced to one of their other friends but I don't think he was ever on pkmn.net. Still, LOVE YOU GUYS ALL D8
Hellooo Kiiit!!

Rachel: NO I REMEMBER THAT LOL
Rachel: I DON'T THINK YOU WERE THERE THOUGH
Rachel: I KNOW IT WAS ME AND KENDALL


Kris rings a bell but I can't quite remember his display name.
also

By the way, Brin is now a wonderful singer. (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWuH9Qu9En37dAd6PEsPWcg) Check out her stuff!
She was mentioned way back. Insight where I can.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: arcanines on July 27, 2013, 02:43
god we were such monsters to everyone i apologize
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: midnightapology on July 28, 2013, 16:37
Aaaanyway.

What happened to Brin anyway?

*waves* I'm alive! I'm now a psychology graduate, living with my LT girlfriend in Canterbury. Training to be an accountant, too. How times have changed since I was active on here..

Anywho. Quite touched that people remember me so thanks for that guys. (: Also amazed at how many of the names I still recognise (and had potentially forgotten about..). To name but a few - and forgive me, I don't remember screen names - Kay (somewhat obviously!), Rob, Lottie, Conor, Jess, Ashley (no one seems to have mentioned her but she was Canadian), Jasper, Vicky (16Bit), Mark, Kris, Rachel, Alex, Will, another Will, Muhed, Luke, Kit, Aidan, Aedan, Adam (not sure he's been mentioned either, his username began with B, I think..), Luci, Mikey, Jess and other Jess.. and I think I'm pretty much out. Apologies if I've forgotten anyone; it's been a looooong time and I don't speak to most people anymore. Which is a shame!

But yes. Memories!

Also thanks to Kris, not only for this:

By the way, Brin is now a wonderful singer. (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWuH9Qu9En37dAd6PEsPWcg) Check out her stuff!
She was mentioned way back. Insight where I can.

...but for actually telling me about this thread, too!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: arcanines on July 28, 2013, 17:48
brin ohmygosh hi girl ;u;

sounds like your life is going really well! congrats~
we've all missed you dearly. seems like a lot of people (myself included) are showing up just for this thread.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on July 28, 2013, 18:43
/points at everyone in astonishment and slowly backs away into the mist dramatically 
 
...its mark/EM by the way, i don't know how often i change my name. 
or change how i type. 
answer: just enough to throw you off-guard. 
i probably had perfect punctuation and capitalisation when i last spoke to most people here. 
but yeah i still lurk around every now and then. 
 
wish i had more interesting anecdotes to give instead of just being cripplingly embarrassed by myself. 
not just at things ive done in the past, by myself now as well. 
ill have to settle for going "i remember you!" at people. 
 
i remember you. 
 
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Liam on July 28, 2013, 20:24
Hello sudden influx of old members, good to see you're all well. ;)
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on July 28, 2013, 20:31
^ We love you all ;]

Also yay, love from Brin, who now lives near my hometown <3
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 29, 2013, 02:52
i just wanna say hi brin :3
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: NTN on July 29, 2013, 03:06
it's the latter i think, but if you go back to previous posts several people mentioned you at least lol

kendall? When I was here in 2010, I saw you posting on the first pages of very old topics, so I thought you were a myth. It's an honor to meet a 2005 member.




The original Pokémon, the Orange League. It was childhood. Those inspirational words in the original theme song... it made me wish Pokémon were real. Hearing it just made me feel sad, and usually I just don't care about things.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: SirBlaziken on July 29, 2013, 03:13
Kendall is from 2005!? *Bows down*
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: .~:Sly Foxx:~. on July 29, 2013, 05:02
BRINBRINBRINBRINBRIN. *TACKLEHUG* /HI/! 8DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD I'm currently enjoying your beautiful voice~

And ASHLEY! I didn't name her because I mainly knew her off MSN rather than on PUK, but of course I remember her ;;!

And KRIS. Heya~! Good to hear from you again, dearie... It has been way too long, huh? XD And yes. Yes, to all three of you. You /were/ that bad. Don't worry, we loved you for it :3
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Kpyna on July 29, 2013, 05:56
ugh this just takes me back to the old days sooo much, especially with all the roleplayers. i remember being 9 and going on the roleplay board, reading several threads from start to finish, and then i found one that i finally wanted to join. i gathered up my guts, posted a form, and awaited the reply. they told me they were closed now and they couldn't accept me, and then later someone else posted a form and they got accepted and that made 9 year old me super sad.

i also remember my brother used to get on my account and post certain topics to troll. one was "xbox vs. nintendo" or something of the sort and i remember my brother was taking a militant xbox stance and eventually this user, and i still remember the name glenwing, told him "to crawl in a corner and die in the nicest way possible"... then joeno locked the thread.

then i joined "fire pokemon unite!" as a houndour named Flash and I would get up in the middle of the night and sneak on the computer so that i could post more often, since my parents only allowed me 1 hour of computer daily. role play was so much fun and i wish i could get the giddy about writing anything ever again.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: NTN on July 29, 2013, 06:03
Ah... 2010. I ruled the entire Role Play board and every 2 seconds I came out with another one, and they were awesome, as Jarl ulfric stormcloak once said. I was in charge of 4 Role Plays at the same time! Liam posted on one of them, worrying about me having that many Role Plays at once. I miss those days.

R.I.P. 2010
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Joeno on July 29, 2013, 08:13
R.I.P. PUK

Ehmm... as much as activity might have dropped, this site is far from dead. I'm really not sure why you feel the need to make these sort of declarations
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: NTN on July 29, 2013, 08:24
I'm sorry. That really wasn't necessary.

Aside from Role Playing that year I miss a lot of the people who left. It kind of makes me upset that one friend declared that he missed me and he mentioned me in his sig and profile description, and I came back and his profile remains like that to this day. He should've stayed. I don't deserve a shrine made out of a member's profile. Well, it wasn't really a 'shrine.' Anyway, it's not just the Role Play I miss here but some members too.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Dragonpika on July 29, 2013, 16:34
Kendall is from 2005!? *Bows down*

Haha, half the people posting here are from 2005 and earlier! (I'm from 04) We've spent far too much of our lives here ;)

.. holy wow I've been here for 9 years, awesome. And I know that's less than a lot of people!

It's so cool seeing everyone pop back up! Rachel, Kris, Kendall, I remember all of you ^__^ and of course Brin, but I still stalk you on Facebook so that's nothing new ;3 it's so cool that you're still doing your music!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: arcanines on July 29, 2013, 16:47
helloooo there kay!

i registered here in ~2004 when i was still a youngin' who didn't even know what a forum actually was
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: RocketMember002 on July 29, 2013, 16:57
i registered here in ~2004 when i was still a youngin' who didn't even know what a forum actually was
I think this was the first forum I registered on too, I was thinking "ermahgerd, other people like pokemon too!", as everyone was pretending they hated it now the fad phase was over.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: SirBlaziken on July 29, 2013, 16:57
You're both from 2004!? *Bows down*
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 29, 2013, 17:41
I think this was the first forum I registered on too, I was thinking "ermahgerd, other people like pokemon too!", as everyone was pretending they hated it now the fad phase was over.
bah i was in exactly the same boat, this place was life support for that socially awkward teenage phase (also a 2004 guy here)

next year's the big 10
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: .~:Sly Foxx:~. on July 29, 2013, 20:32
Yep, 2004 too! September 7th, to be exact, so not long from exactly nine years~
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on July 29, 2013, 20:58
registered 5th december 2002. 
 
(http://media.tumblr.com/25a3c7744c0b35040a307dab2b3d3f3b/tumblr_inline_mqprewttCC1qz4rgp.jpg) 
 
i remember that i found this place while googling for "pokemon advanced". which was what ruby & sapphire was referred to before anyone knew what they were called... wow that really is a while back now. 
 
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: RocketMember002 on July 29, 2013, 22:03
registered 5th december 2002. 

i remember that i found this place while googling for "pokemon advanced". which was what ruby & sapphire was referred to before anyone knew what they were called... wow that really is a while back now. 
 
December? Pssht, newbie! October was the month of kings!

I remember being SO excited about advanced, everyone was freaking out over reflections in puddles and calling the regi's the "dustbin trio", and people had some weird theory about Team Magma because of the wolf ears on their hats. People overthinking upcoming pokemon games seems to be the one constant in the universe, other than death.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Liam on July 29, 2013, 22:15
Registered 13th December 2002 because my brother told me it was cool. I was six so he did it for me lol.

I'm 17 now and applying to uni this year. Time flies, huh? :police:

--

I don't remember much about the forums back in time, I wasn't around that much and when I was it was just wee posts here and there.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Latias Tamer on July 29, 2013, 22:17
T'was a warm afternoon in the mid-summer of 2005, when a wee lad of 13 fell upon the land of PKMN.net, while looking for a Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire walkthrough. :3
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Inferna on July 29, 2013, 22:29
Made my first account in 04/05 iirc after seeing an ad in pokemon world. I felt so rebellious! i always had to ask about making accounts, only thing i did then was neopets/gridclub. My parents didn't even know til i met Loz in 09 bahaha.
This account will be 2 years old soon, last one lasted from 07/11 so i've been here 6 years wow
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: f3raligatr on July 29, 2013, 22:34
If we're comparing when we first joined.. I'm such a n00b with March 22, 2003, 19:43.

So over ten years.. christ on a bike..
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Turner on July 29, 2013, 22:45
I'm another September 04. I don't think I started using the name Turner until activity started to drop, and before then I was only known as ~John~ so I never really had anything memorable for people to remember.

I didn't join in 2003 but I remember reading about Pokemon Advanced in a magazine and seeing people here and other places talking about it, I always used to think registering for a forum was something you had to pay for. I think PKMN.CO.UK was one of the first places I noticed 'Register for free' and that was that. It was definitely my first forum I ever joined.

We're totally going to get to a point (if we haven't already) where some of us were posting here before some of the younger posters were even conceived. That's pretty crazy.

If anyone is looking for a reunion of sorts...well, it's the meet-up next Saturday...

I don't bother with Facebook so I guess the social aspect of this site ran past me when everyone started joining there instead. It's been a humbling experience going from activity, drama, laughs and fun on IRC and the forums to discussing stuff like X/Y with a small handful of regulars. I think sometime in around 2007 we did reach a stage when there were a lot of non-Pokemon fans joining for RPs so I guess this is an extreme return to the roots of sorts.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: SirBlaziken on July 29, 2013, 23:06
I've been here for a little over 2 years, July 11, 2011
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: arcanines on July 29, 2013, 23:25
it seems like a lot of people found this site when r/s came out!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 29, 2013, 23:50
The place was started in like late 2001...  which is around the time RS came out in Japan (or when we were getting news).  I joined in February around the FRLG hype, and RS was still pretty fresh.  Emerald came out a year later.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Latias Tamer on July 30, 2013, 00:05
Yeah, see I first found out about the site in Pokemon World Magazine around 03/04 when RS was first out, but only visited the main site for the help guide. Didn't register and go on the forums till a year or so later, after wanting to know how to make Trainer Cards.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Richard and Blaziken on July 30, 2013, 00:28
Though I registered in 2005, for some odd reason I found the site in '04 and only read the front page news for like a year because forums intimidated me. So in terms of my account, I've just passed 8 years. I've met so many amazing people here, and this place is directly responsible for so many of the life-changing events that have steered me into being a better, happier person.

The days of 3rd generation news, man. Stuff was magical back then.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: SirBlaziken on July 30, 2013, 02:07
I joined a few months after Black and White came out, and I didn't instantly take to the forums, after a while I bit the bullet and got into the forums, glad I did, you guys give such great advice.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: The biscquiat dragon on July 31, 2013, 02:01
I was from 2005 at best. I was an incredibly vapid 11 year old child who turned into a 12 year old of the same sort. It was far later in the year, around June or July, and I immediately started posting. My birthday was two months later.

I took long breaks from PKMN.net in between then and now due to spamming and such reasons, and so I missed my chance to meet a lot of you, or get to know you very well. I'm sure Rachel can relate.

There is one name who I don't expect to see around here. Cody, Hinoarashi Freak, loved hershey chocolate. The I last spoke to him was in 2010 where he expressed drifting too far from the forum scene, and that was that.
Mightyenapup, if she's here, would remember him. Mike would remember him.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 31, 2013, 02:28
Mightyenapup is on fb and I remember talking to her like a year ago

she's doing well i think
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Turner on July 31, 2013, 02:43
I think a big reason as to why people go and stay gone is because they're embarrassed to come back. I've seen way too many people 'return' to PKMN.NET saying stuff like "omg everyone hated me I was so awful hopefully you've all forgiven me now" and they kind of awkwardly try to post but you can tell they're still apprehensive because of some drama that went down in 2007 or something.

I think it's safe to say that pretty much everything is water under the bridge at this point, most people join PKMN.NET when they are young and thus act kind of ridiculous and get caught up in some kind of drama. I think everyone should just forget about it and turn over a new leaf.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: SirBlaziken on July 31, 2013, 03:10
Turner, you're right, everyone should just act like it never happened.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: NTN on July 31, 2013, 03:29
Some people don't come back because they have better things to do. Others may not come back because they're not ready for how people will respond to a changed self. Some members liked the way they were before, but realize that they're not what they used to be and don't want to admit that. And some have just forgotten about this place anyway, or had to because their lives become busy. People might have moved on. Or don't care as much about it as other things in life to put their finger on why they really don't come back.

Nostalgia: It's a shame all books can't have Pokemon in them. I love reading anyway, but I'm used to reading about Pokemon. Pokemon makes one book better than another. I miss reading those little Pokemon books about the movies. But books lack these things. That's why there are fanfics, though. If Pokemon were really in all books, however, I would feel that any good description or figurative language as well as stronger words would be wasted on a children's idea. I don't take Pokemon that seriously for writing. Reading is fun, but there is always this missing. But ah well, books aren't made for one reader.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: The biscquiat dragon on July 31, 2013, 04:07
I agree, that's a big part of it.
I used to do that a lot, in fact. It's a real destructive way of thinking.

My teenage self is a stranger to me now. I look back and laugh at everything. Whatever it is.

He, however, decided dissociating was right for him. That and college, and having lost an interest in Pokemon. It's just as well.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: arcanines on July 31, 2013, 04:12
the main reason why i was apprehensive to come back was because one of my friends (not going to say who, though he was very popular here) trolled the site on an account, and the mods thought it was me, saying it was my "last chance". i think this was back in '09/'10?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: NTN on July 31, 2013, 04:24
^ It was 2009. Don't ask me how I know. :)

If you know enough about the situation now, you should post it in the PKMN.NET History Project. The place is a bit barren now, and reading it and all, it was interesting. It really caught my interest and it sounded epic, making me wish I had been there the time these events took place.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 31, 2013, 04:26
turner i dont know what you're talking about i still hate rex
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: NTN on July 31, 2013, 04:33
The comics. I miss the comics. Utack and Swampy, Dana, and Skyler and Blazer did a wonderful job on them. I requested to be in SaB's comic, but he doesn't make it anymore. Second to Role Play, comics were the most entertaining. I haven't tried PLC. It's scary how much I'd have to do to get around there.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: arcanines on July 31, 2013, 04:38
does anyone remember a guy named regiking? big regice fan?

he was my first friend on this site omg the memories

i have no idea how i found him since i didn't even frequent the forums at the time, but we would send each other PMs every day and me being 10 years old i was just so ~amazed~ at how i was actually talking to someone in another country!!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: NTN on July 31, 2013, 04:44
^ Registered 2003, has 0 posts, and showed no location on his profile.

Personal text: "I'm a llama!"

am i rite? :yeswink:
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: arcanines on July 31, 2013, 04:45
i remember the "I'm a llama!" default personal text omg memories

but omg yes you are right
i don't know how we found each other if he didn't make any posts on the forum either
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: NTN on July 31, 2013, 06:39
^ Maybe you met when he posted on Forum Games? The posts you make on Forum Games don't count, so they're not a part of the post count.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 31, 2013, 07:03
Forum games wasn't a thing until like 2006 or something
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: .~:Sly Foxx:~. on July 31, 2013, 11:02
Aaaaaah it's so weird... Everyone has changed so much, but we do all kind of look back on our mistakes and go 'wtf lol we were such n00bs'. It's really kind of refreshing that everyone can go 'we were such screwups once' and not bear any grudges for it... Is it sad that I relate to that more with you guys than with most of my old schoolfriends?

Also I remember there being jokes on April Fools day, but I can't think for the life of me what they were. Does anyone remember?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on July 31, 2013, 15:17
One of them was the admins screwing around with the filters and more or less changing every common word to something weirder.  I remember someone deleted their account cause they thought they were getting hacked.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: RocketMember002 on July 31, 2013, 16:16
http://pkmn.net/?action=news&page=viewnews&id=387 (http://pkmn.net/?action=news&page=viewnews&id=387)

GSC remake was one.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: f3raligatr on July 31, 2013, 22:35
Forum games wasn't a thing until like 2006 or something

Could well be Role Play which, I believe, didn't gain towards a post count.

I think a big reason as to why people go and stay gone is because they're embarrassed to come back. I've seen way too many people 'return' to PKMN.NET saying stuff like "omg everyone hated me I was so awful hopefully you've all forgiven me now" and they kind of awkwardly try to post but you can tell they're still apprehensive because of some drama that went down in 2007 or something.

I think it's safe to say that pretty much everything is water under the bridge at this point, most people join PKMN.NET when they are young and thus act kind of ridiculous and get caught up in some kind of drama. I think everyone should just forget about it and turn over a new leaf.

It isn't so much about turning over leaves and forgetting the past, a LOT of people who were active around that time have simply grown up and discovered how much time living actually takes up. Certainly with the age group a lot of us were at, College and University were the next stops to which a lot of people find their time diminishes. Once that happens, people move on and it's forgotten about. I certainly have tripped my forums and websites down to just a main few these days which I have just enough free time to participate in.

Some people will always hold a grudge like.. both ways that is; to people on here, and that they think it's returned..
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on August 01, 2013, 01:59
Could well be Role Play which, I believe, didn't gain towards a post count.
I doubt the guy would've gone to role play before any other forum on here

The obligatory spam of a thread in FRLG or RSE forums is what a newbie lives for
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Milsap on August 01, 2013, 13:43
http://pkmn.net/?action=news&page=viewnews&id=387 (http://pkmn.net/?action=news&page=viewnews&id=387)

GSC remake was one.

Funny because it's actually happened :P
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: rapidash king on August 02, 2013, 06:56
am i too late to the "i joined in 2004" party
it was december and my friend was showing me the name rater. it was actually nick/regidude if anyone remembers him. he dated mightyenapup for a while lol

There is one name who I don't expect to see around here. Cody, Hinoarashi Freak, loved hershey chocolate. The I last spoke to him was in 2010 where he expressed drifting too far from the forum scene, and that was that.
Mightyenapup, if she's here, would remember him. Mike would remember him.
omg i do remember hinoarashi freak, he was one of my first few friends on here. i remember that volcano themed invisionfree forum he made.

and yeah mightyenapup/lauren is still good, we've been talking on fb and playing animal crossing very recently, just this past week even.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sappy on August 04, 2013, 15:47
I think at MOST a handful of people will remember this.  And that's stretching it.  But I'll put it out there.

Marathon Across Netbattle.

Yeah, I lost in first round to someone who went on to like semi-finals.

i dont think i remember that bc im a noob

but i actually remember finding this site through pokemon world magazine lmao

i saw one of the fanmails and it showed a screencap of this site and i signed up because of it
idk its obv a british magazine and it was way back in 2006 but yeah. ive got pokemon world to thank for letting me meet yall.
i signed up as pikakitty and soon changed my name to PIKASAURUSDALORUS or something dumb and scene kiddie
that was back when it had delibird though heh

Was that 10th Anniversary Pokemon Event by any chance? The article in Pokemon World. Two of my photos were put in that issue! ^^

Yep, 2004 too! September 7th, to be exact, so not long from exactly nine years~

Do you remember our group? Me, Del, Connor, CT and Sam? :3
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: .~:Sly Foxx:~. on August 04, 2013, 20:19
Do you remember our group? Me, Del, Connor, CT and Sam? :3

Well, DUH! That was our group way back when - and do I remember wrongly, or was Kaze another hanger-on in our circles? God, I haven't heard about him for ages, I don't have a clue what he's up to. Shoutout for what he's up to?

As for everyone else, Del already posted here of course... The last I heard from Sam was a few months ago - He's arrogantly awesome as ever, working on his music. He's started to write his own songs now~ The last I heard from CT was... Oh god, was it after GCSEs or A levels? But she was doing pretty good at the time, she drifted off the internet quickly. And then Connor. God, Connor - I have not heard from him, in literally, forever. Literally forever.

... Okay, metaphorically forever. But that's just splitting hairs. Do you know how he's doing?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Kpyna on August 05, 2013, 00:19
I doubt the guy would've gone to role play before any other forum on here

actually, quite possible. role play emcompassed forum games for a while until the games were too much for the actual RPing and it was confusing and annoying and then roleplayers annoyed admins into creating 2 seperate forums.

alternatively, you didn't get point of posting in Fan Art or Sprite Fan Art, as well as random randomness.

also

HAHA YOU ALL FELL FOR IT

Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on August 05, 2013, 00:24
actually, quite possible. role play emcompassed forum games for a while until the games were too much for the actual RPing and it was confusing and annoying and then roleplayers annoyed admins into creating 2 seperate forums.
I doubt the guy would've gone to role play before any other forum on here

The obligatory spam of a thread in FRLG or RSE forums is what a newbie lives for

Come on liz youre supposed to read whole posts not half posts
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sappy on August 08, 2013, 17:45
Well, DUH! That was our group way back when - and do I remember wrongly, or was Kaze another hanger-on in our circles? God, I haven't heard about him for ages, I don't have a clue what he's up to. Shoutout for what he's up to?

As for everyone else, Del already posted here of course... The last I heard from Sam was a few months ago - He's arrogantly awesome as ever, working on his music. He's started to write his own songs now~ The last I heard from CT was... Oh god, was it after GCSEs or A levels? But she was doing pretty good at the time, she drifted off the internet quickly. And then Connor. God, Connor - I have not heard from him, in literally, forever. Literally forever.

... Okay, metaphorically forever. But that's just splitting hairs. Do you know how he's doing?

I have no idea.

GUISE I FOUND MY SECOND LONGEST THREAD EVER. Probably;

PUK in MD (http://web.archive.org/web/20070321174940/http://pkmn.net/forums/index.php?topic=54936.0) - The Original.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Del on August 09, 2013, 05:21
Well, DUH! That was our group way back when - and do I remember wrongly, or was Kaze another hanger-on in our circles? God, I haven't heard about him for ages, I don't have a clue what he's up to. Shoutout for what he's up to?

As for everyone else, Del already posted here of course... The last I heard from Sam was a few months ago - He's arrogantly awesome as ever, working on his music. He's started to write his own songs now~ The last I heard from CT was... Oh god, was it after GCSEs or A levels? But she was doing pretty good at the time, she drifted off the internet quickly. And then Connor. God, Connor - I have not heard from him, in literally, forever. Literally forever.

... Okay, metaphorically forever. But that's just splitting hairs. Do you know how he's doing?

I don't ~think~ Kaze was ever part of our group, but I dunno it was a long while ago now, I might just not really remember him.

I remember hearing about Sam's first band a few years ago, but I haven't heard anything since then. Glad to hear he's doing well with his stuff though!

CT was always a little younger than us iirc, so I imagine it was GCSE's? Haven't heard from her in ages either. I wonder what she's up too.

I see Connor on Xbox Live every now and then, but I haven't spoken to him in years. He's probably doing well though, if I remember right he was at College doing some sort of... I wanna say like metalwork or engineering or something? I don't remember, it's been so long. I might hit him up sometime.

Man it's been so long. Good times.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Xagor on August 09, 2013, 15:08
Sort of linked into this whole nostalgia thread, I recently got into contact with / met Zy in real life. Ended up getting into contact via Weiss Schwarz, and he noticed that we had a lot of mutual friends on FB that were from this forum.

Bit of an unexpected coincidence there.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on August 09, 2013, 17:09
You.  Are you a dr. yet

I don't ~think~ Kaze was ever part of our group, but I dunno it was a long while ago now, I might just not really remember him.
I remember Kaze (as in, the person and I remember talking to him often)..  wonder what happened to him
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: kendall! on August 09, 2013, 19:45
kendall? When I was here in 2010, I saw you posting on the first pages of very old topics, so I thought you were a myth. It's an honor to meet a 2005 member.

most people here joined before me but good to know i'm myth status haha i suppose i'll take that as a compliment

Kendall is from 2005!? *Bows down*

tsk tsk

i really am embarrassed about all the things i probably said and did to make a fool out of myself back in the day, but i was young and children/preteens will be children/preteens...i just wish i could have been older when this site was at its most active. being more mature while still being part of the community would have been nice

i remember a lot of stuff of course but i honestly do feel as if i've shoved 75% of it into the recesses of my brain :/
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Xagor on August 09, 2013, 22:33
You.  Are you a dr. yet

Not yet, PhD is meant to finish in October. I'm currently writing my Thesis. Hope I can get it all done.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on August 10, 2013, 04:55
Do you mind if i bother you after next year or something about graduate school?  Granted our systems are far different but...
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Luke on August 11, 2013, 15:04
I think I spent most of my time in the Gaming section, taking part in poorly informed opinion-flinging with... LAClennel (?) I think it was.

Also, Mario Kart DS time trials with Chris and Alex.

[Edit] Dear sweet science, I have been registered here for over 8 years now. 2005, baby.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Zy on August 11, 2013, 22:54
The meet was yesterday. This is a thing. There were photos. And one video.

I'm sure there is more to say...

I'll blow my childhood out on here later, I guess?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: .~:Sly Foxx:~. on August 11, 2013, 23:22
The meet was a thing of beautiful glory, full of nostalgia and reminiscing, and I'm really glad I went to it before Uni. Great to see you guys all! (And the Very Hungry Belly Button :3)

It brought up a few things I'd forgotten about. Anyone else other than me NOT know that Jess was actually a guy? And does anyone remember the rampaging reaction to any 'sprite theft' that went on in the Sprite Fan Art board?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: f3raligatr on August 11, 2013, 23:58
It brought up a few things I'd forgotten about. Anyone else other than me NOT know that Jess was actually a guy? And does anyone remember the rampaging reaction to any 'sprite theft' that went on in the Sprite Fan Art board?

.. um, sorry, what? Jess was a dude?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Luke on August 12, 2013, 11:15
.. um, sorry, what? Jess was a dude?

It was news to me, too!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: .~:Sly Foxx:~. on August 12, 2013, 11:38
--Waitwaitwait to clear up because I forgot we had several Jesses on the forum. PsyKoViggy Jess?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Clairefable on August 12, 2013, 11:47
Yep, this is news to me!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Liam on August 12, 2013, 11:54
I am confused with this announcement. :police:
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Shaymin on August 12, 2013, 16:34
Made my first account in 04/05 iirc after seeing an ad in pokemon world. I felt so rebellious! i always had to ask about making accounts, only thing i did then was neopets/gridclub. My parents didn't even know til i met Loz in 09 bahaha.
This account will be 2 years old soon, last one lasted from 07/11 so i've been here 6 years wow
omg i remember meeting you we were rly awkward whilst our parents just chatted and we just... yeah awkward :B

but i joined in august 2006 holla
then i think i poofed cause i went on holiday the next day or some crap and forgot this place

jess was a dude wat
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on August 12, 2013, 17:11
--Waitwaitwait to clear up because I forgot we had several Jesses on the forum. PsyKoViggy Jess?
Came in here to ask that, I thought she had picks (maybe in drag then) and lots and lots of things about being a lesbian?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: .~:Sly Foxx:~. on August 12, 2013, 17:27
... Well, Zy seemed convinced that he/she was in on a joke that Rex and Vicky shared... Maybe he was wrong? o________________o I'M SO CONFUSED.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on August 12, 2013, 17:30
But Zy is convinced he's in on every joke here probably so
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Zy on August 12, 2013, 17:38
I concede I haven't been around for three years which may affect my accuracy, but I maintain that muhed sucks eggs
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Del on August 12, 2013, 17:40
after heavy investigation i can confirm muhed does indeed suck eggs
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on August 12, 2013, 19:17
im going to wee myself laughing at this topic please stop
 
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: f3raligatr on August 14, 2013, 12:47
... Well, Zy seemed convinced that he/she was in on a joke that Rex and Vicky shared... Maybe he was wrong? o________________o I'M SO CONFUSED.

Wasn't 'Vicky' 16bit? Who told everybody he was a girl but was actually a dude?

Came in here to ask that, I thought she had picks (maybe in drag then) and lots and lots of things about being a lesbian?

I'm almost certain that I've seen pictures of her on more than one occasion and that Brin was close to her at one point? I'd have thought that something would have been mentioned or said.

after heavy investigation i can confirm muhed does indeed suck eggs

Have you checked your results twice?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on August 14, 2013, 13:53
cool idea for this topic: lets not speculate about jess' gender
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Turner on August 14, 2013, 15:02
^ I think it's just mythbusting at this point. The source is Zy...which says a lot. I think he's getting confused with someone else because there has never been any question over this before.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: kendall! on September 03, 2013, 02:31
i'm p sure everyone just got jess confused with vicky
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lorem Ipsum on September 06, 2013, 22:07
I love reading this thread. I joined properly in 2005 called Salamence200, then deleted the account somehow and got a new one, adlib, in 2007. So I joined when I was 9. I think Liam said it, it's weird to think that we spent being a kid on here dorking around with sprites and IRC quizzes and forum games and now we're all at university or applying there, or graduated already and in the big world.

I kinda miss this place, to be honest.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Inferna on September 06, 2013, 23:20
Was just having a clear out of all my pictures earlier omg all the sprites ;__;
I found so much stuff I'd forgotten about like the trainer sprite of The Warden from Superjail for John, another wip of the people from Two Pints omg (I think that was for Jamie?) and the castform with a coconut bra for sr.

wow i had a weird teenage life aha.

<3
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sappy on September 09, 2013, 14:29
Does anyone remember Pokeguard or Pokemon Guard. I can't quite remember his username, but I definitely remember him.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Neon Nocturnal on September 12, 2013, 11:07
This thread... so many memories! :'(
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: evilspike on September 17, 2013, 10:53
Hi guys. I miss you ;-;
pretty much 10 years ago today I first joined. where the hell is Jess?
Hi Mark, Lottie, Kay <3

...anyone remember Zurric? blue furret guy
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on September 17, 2013, 18:46
do you remember me evilspike ;-;  (Firestarter, etc?)

cause i remember you...

Jess quit some 4 years back cause of some old drama
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: evilspike on September 17, 2013, 19:52
Muhed! course I do man :D

wow, 4 years ago? come to think of it I think I saw her leaving post, actually... that's a shame..
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Sebastian Moran on September 17, 2013, 19:58
ew go away. 
(hi again) 
also i think that forum game we made is sort of still going, i sometimes see it popping up again in the recently posted list. 
 
i remember zurric yes wow. 
all these names pop up that bring back even more nostalgia when i think ive run out of it. 
pokemon guard too. 
im never sure who left and who just... became other people with me never knowing. 
ok that sounds weird, i mean they got new usernames and stuff. 
 
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: That Girl in the 'Roo Suit on September 20, 2013, 01:31
Hi guys. I miss you ;-;
pretty much 10 years ago today I first joined. where the hell is Jess?
Hi Mark, Lottie, Kay <3

...anyone remember Zurric? blue furret guy
drijrhs hi Mikey I missed you <3 Even though I get to see your face pop up on facebook every now and again

Also I believe I have Zurric on facebook.
Does anyone remember interviews? They were pretty fun
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Just Briana on September 26, 2013, 07:29
what ever happened to emily/sherrin o.o
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on September 27, 2013, 00:37
there was #sherrin and #ayla which were also awful haha jesus remember when i was friends with those people. im still friends with sherrin (jack now!) and hes come a very long way in both art and personality. its so strange weve both been friends (well in a way) for 5 years now. also that we were so awful back then.

i used my backreading magic to find out
were friends still but idk how cool hed be w me revealing everything about him on a site he hates now so
yeah hes good
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: b1g on October 14, 2013, 03:41
this thread is sick, these forums ruled my life for essentially like 2/3 years or something crazy. granted i don't have a huge post count to demonstrate my power on the boards, i just lurked here/irc for yonks... '05 registration date, but i had some '04 accounts i used to flame with... oh, youth.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on October 14, 2013, 03:47
yo do you have skype yet homie
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: FM|Fire walk with me on October 14, 2013, 17:56
So I've sat and read through all of this thread and I remember a few minor things mentioned, the trainer cards in signatures, the meta game spriters and the whole karma system in general. If I recall a close friend of mine under the name of code lyoko had -20 karma or something.

I remember trying to compete with the big names mainly Dragonpika and EM in terms of spriteing with my horrendous fakemons and sprite edits, and I remember having my own thread in the sprite section where I kinda failed at furfilling requests etc. Infact the photobucket account I used back then still exists and my current sig and avatar image are from it.

There was the whole Return of Cipher Rpg that myself, lyoko, Crystal Latios, Pokeapeache and Espie had going on for the course of I think 2-3 years. Im not sure if it still is but back then it was the longest running rpg on the site with  3 sequals two of which spanned for 80-90 pages, then it kinda died with the 4th one.

Honestly I regret been so quiet back then, all of you guys who where from my time all seem awesome and I never really got to know any of you, so please slap me or something.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on May 14, 2014, 04:26
Hey remember the fiftieth Nostalgia thread we made on this forum?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Bluffy on May 15, 2014, 13:45
i remember that. made me feel super nostalgic
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Milsap on May 15, 2014, 14:23
I don't remember that, but I remember remembering the 49th nostalgia thread where I remember someone remembering that bit that someone remembered doing once.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: dan dan on June 26, 2014, 18:28
I read through this whole thread, very emotional read and lots of memories. All of them good, despite how I felt at the time.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: RocketMember002 on June 26, 2014, 20:25
I read through this whole thread, very emotional read and lots of memories. All of them good, despite how I felt at the time.
I thought you died! You had impressive hair IIRC. I think you might have been the first person I ever spoke to here and I sent you an awkward wall of text about my excitement for the upcoming gen 3.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: dan dan on June 26, 2014, 22:11
Hey! Unfortunately the years haven't been kind to my hair, and not much is left. Good to see you're still lurking around!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Wrath of Zuruggu on June 26, 2014, 22:19
^you can have some of mine - the older I get the harder it is to keep controlled :{

Hi DanDan :D

I was looking through my DeviantART the other day and found a picture I drew of you, lol.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: dan dan on June 26, 2014, 22:26
Hey Kat :P I think you're on my Facebook so I've seen your animal escapades recently... fallen into the same trap of just reading status updates instead of actually talking to people. I hope you've kept up drawing along with your studies, you really are a great artist!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Wrath of Zuruggu on June 26, 2014, 22:30
Hey, I've just assumed you weren't ever online anymore : P You'll have to let me know how you've been and what you've been up to!

Thanks, man : D I'm more into the morbid arts now though, lol.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Richard and Blaziken on June 27, 2014, 01:21
Dan Dan! I missed ya, buddy! Hope you're back for a while! :)
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on June 27, 2014, 03:04
omg its dan dan i was thinking about you like 2 days ago #nohomo
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Liam on June 27, 2014, 13:41
dan!!

good to see you back around. :police:
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: SirBlaziken on June 27, 2014, 18:44
How funny, I just got a Dan Dan card on the site card game (yes, I still play that). Welcome back, even if I don't know you.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on June 27, 2014, 19:14
isnt this the dude who rightfully called me out on a dreadful monkeycheese post i did when i was first here?????? god bless u, u were doing the lords work  :angel:
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on June 27, 2014, 19:15
oh my god its dan
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: q.c.™ on June 27, 2014, 21:14
I still have every sprite I made, and the ones people made for me. they're all in a big image I had saved in MS Paint.

This site got me obsessed with spriting I even started making emotes on dA for a while.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Danatales on June 27, 2014, 22:10
good god this topic is giving me so many memories

I just checked on my old account and I joined this site originally in 2006. This site saw the entirety of my middle school years and that is baffling and terrifying to me.
the years of laironlover77 were such a weird time but it was really fun though omg

I'm glad people remember my comics in a positive light! They were fun to do but I just. Stopped after a while because they were really time consuming. I can't believe I did like over a hundred of them. think I only have about 3 or 4 of them still saved on our home desktop because I deleted a bunch of them like as soon as I'd finished them because I was like 13 and really dumb and was like 'i WONT NEED TO SAVE THESE THE INTERNET HAS THEM NOW'
I remember winning the Spriter Award for Best Sprite Comic one year I was so proud
And now my current signature is a homage to my old characters. Dana and Hibiscus liv on i nthe hearts of us all.
I have kind of wanted to maybe draw a comic about them. A lil oneshot throwback. hmmm

christ I remember when the RP board was like crazy busy. That one Thauxan Rebels or whatever was like one of the crown jewels of an actually finished RP. I wonder what ever happened to Faryl?? i thin kthat was her name I lost contact with her years ago
GOD I REMEMBER THE BIG CROSSOVER RP TOO I rped as Superjail characters that RP was 2008 me to the extreme
I remember finishing one RP I started, The Treasure of Exploration. That was great feeling. :,U

sometimes i still look at the like 6 or so metasprites I did and smile I'm proud of those.

Then in like 2011 we had a power outage and I got logged out of my account and couldn't retrieve my password so I basically. Lost laironlover77 forever. Then I made this account and dropped off the face of the forums for like three years
Then finally popped back in in like the middle of January.

It's still really nice to see a lot of my old forum friends are still here! ;u; But damn my heyday was a wild time long live like 2007-2009.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Just Briana on July 01, 2014, 18:53
Holy moly I remember laironlover77! I think we might be the same age? I don't quite remember.... But I do miss the old times, maaan. When Lupe, Alvin, Jose, Bonnie, Ayla, and Emily were on alot. Those were probably the few people who tolerated my young and naive attitude. I also remember Nalty, Veyka, Mik and Chandler because of IRC.... I really grew up on this site ^.^
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Wrath of Zuruggu on July 03, 2014, 18:53
How funny, I just got a Dan Dan card on the site card game (yes, I still play that).

omg, I'd forgotten about those! The DanDan card was by me, lol. I spent soooo long drawing some of them xD I was sure you used to be able to trade them but I can't figure out how now? :P

Oh and hey, only because I was looking through my cards - anyone remember the "Big Book of Joeno"? : D
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Captain Jigglypuff on July 05, 2014, 17:17
I do the cards and the crazy thing is I have yet to get a Jigglypuff but I have 3 Wigglytuff, 3 Mr Fuji, and at least 7 Insanely Rare cards WHICH I offer to people to trade just for one Jigglypuff and they never five it to me. I mean I'm offering a freaking MEW for a common card and people DECLINE my more than generous offer? I'm literally settling for what is supposed to be a common card here. And I just got TWO MORE Typhlosion! WHERE'S MY JIGGLYPUFF?!!!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Richard and Blaziken on July 05, 2014, 18:37
I do the cards and the crazy thing is I have yet to get a Jigglypuff but I have 3 Wigglytuff, 3 Mr Fuji, and at least 7 Insanely Rare cards WHICH I offer to people to trade just for one Jigglypuff and they never five it to me. I mean I'm offering a freaking MEW for a common card and people DECLINE my more than generous offer? I'm literally settling for what is supposed to be a common card here. And I just got TWO MORE Typhlosion! WHERE'S MY JIGGLYPUFF?!!!

Some of the Typhlosion you got were the site moderator card, not the insanely rare Pokemon card. If I ever get a second Jigglypuff, it'll be yours. I'm only missing 8 Pokemon cards (Gengar, Moltres, Hitmonchan are the only ones I can recall), but Jigglypuff does seem to be somewhat rare for a common card.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: pawg who pogs on December 09, 2020, 04:57
she’s turned the weans against us
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sans the skeleton on January 21, 2021, 22:55
i got in touch with pika-empress who is still insisting her sister/dog/whatever did 'it'
whatever 'it' is
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Shaymin on February 10, 2021, 21:20
god was i that cringe in 2013??? disgusting

i wish i could remember stuff but codeine destroyed my brain
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Captain Jigglypuff on March 09, 2021, 13:24
I remember when this site was more active and the news section was updated on a regular basis. And the Caption Contest was still a thing and the Nicknames were rated every month or so....
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: nalty. on April 01, 2021, 18:16
The official Pokemon social media accounts going Bidoof mad reminded me of "Oh u hav 2 bidoofs", so that was nice.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Just Briana on April 08, 2021, 04:05
nalty??? Omg I remember you from wayyyyy back in like 2009 was it? Lol (my name is Briana, doubt you’ll remember me! I loved this site. Hi everyone! If you happen to remember me please direct message me! I would love to reconnect
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Gusparce on April 25, 2021, 08:21
This website is very nostalgic for me, used to get on here all the time. I wonder if anyone remembers me? Are you still here Roxxy? Haha, good times.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: ArchStanton on April 25, 2021, 18:50
I'm actually brand new here. Name's Andrew, how are y'all? I just made my account today, but I've observed this site from afar for years. I regret that I was never a part of this community while it was in its prime. That said, though, I still have a level of nostalgia for this place despite never properly being a part of it. Browsing the cool sprites and funny Name Rater roasts posted here is something I've done for a long time. Seeing all of you strangers reminisce about the good ol' days is bringing tears to my eyes. Reminds me of sites I used to frequent, and all the old friends I met on those. Despite being an outsider, I can tell this place is a real treasure.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: nalty. on April 27, 2021, 16:48
nalty??? Omg I remember you from wayyyyy back in like 2009 was it? Lol (my name is Briana, doubt you’ll remember me! I loved this site. Hi everyone! If you happen to remember me please direct message me! I would love to reconnect

there's a discord that's quite active 👍
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on May 02, 2021, 14:57
I regret that I was never a part of this community while it was in its prime. That said, though, I still have a level of nostalgia for this place despite never properly being a part of it.

latecomer fully iunto the regretablly laconic phase of my posting career speakin to say that u participate in ur own way imo even if its like. bein from a distance?????? as long as u enjoyed ur time near or around the place thats what matters!!!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Turner on May 06, 2021, 02:14
the real hidden nostalgia gem on this forum is going to your profile and checking out the pre-made avatar gallery. Limp Bizkit, Korn, Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne (rip), Dido, Eminem...all the latest chart toppers are there.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: nalty. on May 06, 2021, 10:09
the real hidden nostalgia gem on this forum is going to your profile and checking out the pre-made avatar gallery. Limp Bizkit, Korn, Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne (rip), Dido, Eminem...all the latest chart toppers are there.

check out my sweet new avi
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Petzbreeder on May 08, 2021, 14:44
Avril Lavigne (rip)

Avril Lavigne isn't dead.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: nalty. on May 08, 2021, 21:09
Avril Lavigne isn't dead.

The original Avril (rest her soul) was killed and replaced by Hollywood executives.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sylar on May 14, 2021, 13:48
rest in peace to avril lavigne. rest in peace love. rest in peace baby cakes. it's a real shame you never got to see gangnam style was. it's a real shame. you would've loved to know what gangnam style was.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: nalty. on May 15, 2021, 22:18
Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Avril was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sans the skeleton on June 18, 2021, 15:16
don't slander avril like this nalty
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Captain Jigglypuff on July 10, 2021, 14:22
Remember when this site wasn’t dead and had some fun stuff like Caption Contests and Name Raters?
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: dan dan on July 17, 2021, 12:33
henlo
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Jackogirl on July 29, 2021, 15:54
Remember when this site wasn’t dead and had some fun stuff like Caption Contests and Name Raters?

I do!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: SpinnelSun on August 04, 2021, 14:18
can't believe I actually remembered my username and password to this site. although not super surprised - i joined when i was 12 (I'm now 28) and I remember rushing back from school everyday to go on this website. I used to be super jealous because I liked in Australia and everyone was running on UK time so whenever I was online no one else was hahaha especially in the roleplaying section or the Sprite Art forum.

Remember when this site wasn’t dead and had some fun stuff like Caption Contests and Name Raters?

I joined because I wanted so badly for the name rater to rate my pokemon!! The wait once submitting used to kill me!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: sans the skeleton on August 05, 2021, 23:41
i remember when the forums weren't just alive, they were t h r i v i n g
i spent like all of my free time at that point in forum games, rp forums and random randomness ahah.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: nalty. on August 17, 2021, 16:43
i remember when the forums weren't just alive, they were t h r i v i n g
i spent like all of my free time at that point in forum games, rp forums and random randomness ahah.

i never got into role playing i didn't have the patience or the creative writing skills
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Lord Raven on August 19, 2021, 11:01
i now have a doctorate, what happened

EDIT: i just disabled my signature
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Petzbreeder on August 19, 2021, 13:51
How did you disable your signature?

It's a bit random for a mod to do that!
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: lets all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes on August 28, 2021, 16:53
congrats to hrh dr lord raven!!! what did you do your thesis about???? if its ok to ask

How did you disable your signature?

It's a bit random for a mod to do that!


secret benefits on the forum if you do a doctorate, you permenantly exchange your sig for forbidden powers
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: q.c.™ on September 06, 2021, 17:11
*rises from the grave*

Don't ask me how I got back on here or why. Just saying hi. I used to be extremely active on this site eons ago before adult life jaded me and ruined everything. I started using this website when I was like 11 or 12, deleted my account, and made another one around the time I was 16.

I turn 30 next month... goodness gracious.

Also I'm shocked my old sig is still here.
Title: Re: Nostalgia Thread
Post by: Turner on October 05, 2021, 00:11
i now have a doctorate, what happened

EDIT: i just disabled my signature

congrats!!

I started thinking about this place recently, it sounds weird but I'm not even sure I feel much nostalgia over it - like obviously I do and I have memories and people I miss but in general I still kind of feel....pretty much the same as I did when I was on IRC and stuff. I'm 30 now too (hhhhhhhhh) but I don't look it or feel it so life has just kind of continued as-is for me, I never went through like a growing-up period. I travel more, wear cooler clothes and do more interesting fun stuff with friends but I still feel like I'm just one level of self-awareness away from unironically using 'xD', that face was an absolute workhorse back in the day. if the rawr-ing 20s actually happens I'm busting it out again, I don't even care

also yeah rip avril, an angel taken from us too soon xox avril 2.0 is fine I guess, we make do.