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Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 03-18-09 12:28 PM Link | Quote
I figure most of us have known each other for the better part of a decade now and every now and then friends need to update one another on how they're doing.

So... what's different about you since you joined this board?

Still in school? Got married? Had a kid? Joined the military?

Seems like a lot's changed for all of us.
Cteno

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Since: 01-11-05

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Posted on 03-18-09 01:18 PM Link | Quote
I've grown up. I'm starting to realize that I'm not 14-19 anymore, all of the things I used to look forward to being able to do are all within my grasp. I'm still an immature prick at times, but instead of only hanging out with people within 2 years of my own age, I'm hanging out with people that are in their 30s and socializing with all of the "grown-ups".

I dunno, I guess it just finally hit me.
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Since: 01-29-05
From: New Zealand

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Posted on 03-18-09 01:32 PM Link | Quote
Wow, I was still a senior in high school... more than 4 years ago!

Let's see... I changed what I wanted to do more times than I can count... at the end of this semester I will be done with half of my prerequisites for a nursing program... I was married in September of 2007... I'm having tons of fun!!! (which is the most important thing).. and finally, I'm coming to realize just how important my family and friends are to me.
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Since: 09-02-04
From: Destroy Tower

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Posted on 03-18-09 05:51 PM Link | Quote
When I joined I was just entering High School. I am now graduating. Oh how the time flies!
Elara

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Since: 08-15-04
From: Ferelden

Since last post: 28 days
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Posted on 03-18-09 09:10 PM Link | Quote
I'm nearly done with my BA and planning to move to the other side of the country for graduate school and my career. It is terrifying in a way because I never ever thought I would find myself leaving the state.

I've also matured quite a bit, though it has taken quite a few nasty bumps on the road of life for it to happen.

Also, moved out of the house finally, which has been a major step for me and I am really loving my freedom.
Katana

Dark Wizard
\"She said tonight...come on come on collide...see what I fire feels like..I bet its just like heaven.\"








Since: 08-15-04
From: Philadelphia, P.A.

Since last post: 775 days
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Posted on 03-19-09 12:44 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Elara
I'm nearly done with my BA and planning to move to the other side of the country for graduate school and my career. It is terrifying in a way because I never ever thought I would find myself leaving the state.


Ooooo....where at? Where at?

Shit...I was maybe halfway through my sophomore year of high school when I first joined...now I SHOULD be a junior in college, but silly me decided to multi-task.

I'm two classes away from an Associate's in Communications, and about a quarter of the way to my AA in Business. Going to art school now. It's 4 years, and only an associate's degree. But by the time I graduate art school, I'll have three AA degrees and will pursue my BA in Business and Communications once I get my internship through this art school. (Some internships will pay for me to go to school, but they only pay for specific schools, thus it's unwise for me to do a transfer program out of the community college, committ to a school, only to find out my internship doesn't pay for that school.)

To get here though...oiy! Few bumps. ('Kay...more than a few ) Dealt with the whole "friends growing apart after high school" dealie...it just sucked because most of us have been together since we were babies...literally. Gonna be 21 in about two months. (Christ, my oldest niece just turned 16!!! If any of the veteran's remember me always talking about my nieces and nephews, my oldest was only in 3rd grade!!!) The already large family I had when I joined managed to grow...

Oh...and I haven't grown outta my long-windedness. I'm working on it though.
Elara

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Since: 08-15-04
From: Ferelden

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Posted on 03-19-09 06:16 PM Link | Quote
Looking like University of Pittsburgh. Boyfriend's mom bought property just off of the 80 and 8 and is opening a campground, so once I am done here we are moving out there and he's going to work on the property while I go to school to become a teacher... since teaching in California no longer seems like a viable option.
Katana

Dark Wizard
\"She said tonight...come on come on collide...see what I fire feels like..I bet its just like heaven.\"








Since: 08-15-04
From: Philadelphia, P.A.

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Posted on 03-19-09 08:26 PM Link | Quote
Pittsburgh?!

Pittsburgh?



That's like...5 hours away from me...
Cairoi
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Since: 08-29-04
From: PA

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Posted on 03-19-09 11:20 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Junpei Jones
When I joined I was just entering High School. I am now graduating. Oh how the time flies!


Same here. Yeah, I'm a senior, on the brink of graduating high school. Not with Siobhan anymore, in case anyone recalls her.

Dad's been plagued with myriad of health problems, gone and done the whole self-evalutation thing, finally got my dreams back on track, and now I'm chipping away at them one day at a time.
Astrophel
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Since: 10-03-04
From: Azul Lux Orbital, Kirin Beta

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Posted on 03-20-09 02:17 AM Link | Quote
Well, life's better than the alternatives anyway.

Earning barely over minimum wage in a part-time retail job, but my coworkers aren't too bad.

I go back and forth between being somewhat accepting of this town and hating it with a fury that would have demons cowering before me.

Despite riding my bike on the sidewalk, drivers still manage to nearly hit me on the few occasions where I have to cross a road - meanwhile, I have occasional douchebag pedestrians bitching about me riding on the sidewalk, telling me I should ride my bike in the goddamn road risking getting run over by these half-blind and 100% retarded drivers.

However, for someone who doesn't drive, I live in a very convenient area; Food Lion is just a short 250m tops from here, Gamestop is about a mile at most, and even my job can't be more than two miles.

I'm still as much of a hermit as I was in Winchester, though with a different reason. I was a rather fucked up kid in school, and in a town this size, people don't forget, and they very rarely give second chances. Strongly related to the above is that I have completely given up on being a substitute teacher (possibly later becoming a full-time teacher) until I'm out of at least this county and possibly even out of this state.

In recent months, I've realized just how fucked up my extended family is. I'll put it this way: the details won't even be shared privately with most people, and it's not only a matter of shame. Brain bleach is necessary, even for me, and I normally remain unfazed by fucked-up things.

I am getting out of the house more often, though I talk to as few people as possible. I don't know if this is really an improvement or not.

I've been out of school since I finished tenth grade, due to moving. I didn't want to deal with more shit from another school system after all the bullshit Shenandoah County Public Schools put me through, so I went ahead and got a GED.


In hindsight, my life could've gone much better up to this point... and sadly, at this point my resources for changing it are extremely limited. Which brings me to a particularly relevant image:

Elara

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Since: 08-15-04
From: Ferelden

Since last post: 28 days
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Posted on 03-20-09 06:56 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Katana
Pittsburgh?!

Pittsburgh?



That's like...5 hours away from me...


As opposed to the 6 or so days away that it is currently. But yeah, why do you think we are coming out to Pittsburgh in May? I figure I should probably make sure I like the area before I completely commit to moving there.
Cyro Xero

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Since: 02-23-05
From: Minnesota!!

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Posted on 03-21-09 09:06 PM Link | Quote
Man, it's doesn't seem like it's been a long time since I started the message board thing (at ACMLM type boards), 6 years is quite a while. I've met people who were 14 year old noobs and are now half way through college. I miss the old days when these boards were filled with activity. I don't know if people stopped because of spending with online gaming (which is me) or because they are growing up and have other priorities. Even ACMLM's board is dwindling. For those who don't know, ACMLM is the creator of this type of board, a custom board. You can scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page and see the "powered by" image. I refer to it as the "mother board", from which people got the coding and created they're own place. Just like Xeogaming.

His has thousands of members with thread drowning in a sea of posts. It was the second board I've ever been to, OCRemix being the first. What killed his place, like many other did eventually, was the board crashed and had to be remade. Many members stopped coming because they didn't know the new URL, or because their post count was erased (which was a big deal back then. I myself managed to score 1000 in my first 28 days). The memories. Soon after, Anime-US was born and that's where I met many of you guys, some of which where already coming here before it was "Xeogaming". I forgot was this place was called originally. "Dark" something? meh.

Anyway, for a good chunk of the decade I was on active military duty. First active Reserves and then, as of Feb last year, Active Army. Now I'm in Korea with just over 6 months left of this tour. Before all this I was working for a hearing aid company which manufactures them. Sonic Innovations, if you've heard of them. They are a leading manufacturer of hearing aids. Not once have I gotten my own place to live, house or apartment. Again, it mainly because of the Army. Put in my own barracks room. But when my unit gets back to Texas ( ) I plan on getting a place off-post somewhere.

Being in my 20's most of what I've done is work. I've had a few adventures and a changes here and there, but nothing grand. Yet. I'm 28 now and I watch the rest of you grow and do new things. Or at least what you post about them. I've come to see that I need to do whatever I can in life whenever possible. Have fun and do extreme stuff that's fun. You're only young once.

Just keep that in mind. Most of you are just getting into your 20's. That's the decade for creating funny and awesome stories to tell in your later life. It's when you have the most fun and freedom because you're not yet involved with things that pin you down. And if you're thinking about joining the military early in life like One Shot and myself, do what I did: join the Reserves component. That way you can enjoy civilian life with no restrictions. Then go Active and live in other countries for a year or two. So don't waste your life away. I sure didn't.


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Cteno

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Since: 01-11-05

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Posted on 03-22-09 05:31 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cyro Xero
I forgot was this place was called originally. "Dark" something? meh.

Wasn't it Lords of Darkness or something stupid like that? Haha, I would have eaten shit like that up back in high school, so whatever works, I guess. I barely posted then, so I couldn't possibly call myself a real member.

I still find it funny that the site is called Xeogaming when Xeo's changed his name countless times since naming it and it's not all about gaming! Oh well, nothing else would really fit, in my humble opinion.
insectduel

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Since: 02-16-07
From: Hunts Point Bronx, New York

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Posted on 03-22-09 12:51 PM Link | Quote
It's been kicking my ass trying to raise money for the 2009 World Class Banuqet for the YOR top distributors on March 28th. Last Wednesday, ever since Me and Vincent posted a blog video on YOR in my YouTube account, one of my directors called and getting ready to take LEGAL actions on me if I don't delete the illegal video. I told Vincent to delete it afterwards before it causes any more damage and revoked my membership.

As usual, since I'm no longer have a minimun wage job for a while, I have to rely on handouts like my mom to give me my money BEFORE this Wednesday for the Pre-Sale ticket.

At first, when I join them, I thought I was getting a 2nd job but instead a Cult or something like that. I recently left the distributing business until I was equipped.
Lord Vulkas Mormonus

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Since: 10-29-04
From: North Carolina, United States. World, Sol System, milky way

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Posted on 03-22-09 06:27 PM Link | Quote
Let's see, when I joined, I was a little thirteen year old with way too much free time who thought that he was an ultra genius who could write really well.

Well everyone, right now, I am a seventeen year old who has way too much free time, am a complete genius, can write really well. :-D

In all seriousness though, life for me has changed a lot in the past few years. Four years ago, I had pretty much no social life, and only a couple people outside of my family that I could really call friends, because I lived in a horrible area full of unmentionable things and people.

Now I have a lot of friends, tons of people who I can hang out with and talk to on a regular basis, and generally a much happier life than I did back then.

I'm graduating from High School this year, and I'll be going to North Carolina State University, which, despite being only about 30 minutes away from home, I'll hopefully be dorming at.

Also, in one year, I plan on going on a two year mission for my church. What this basically means is that for two years, I cut off all contact with my friends and family, except for letters, e-mails, and two phone calls a year. I could get sent to anywhere in the world to teach people, so I have no idea what it'll really be like.

I also work at Chillis Bar and Grill as a busser for bout 1% of the tips. I know that that doesn't sound like much, but I can usually make about fifty dollars for an four hour shift, which is really nice. Restaurants are where it's at if you want to make money.

So, life is good, and I'm enjoying it.
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 03-23-09 12:15 AM Link | Quote
Well, it was Shadow's Edge, then Masters of Darkness, then briefly Masters of Beta. Probably a couple other things during the occasional bouts of down time.

Xeo can fill in the blanks, I'm sure.




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Xeoman

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Since: 08-14-04
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Posted on 03-23-09 08:25 PM Link | Quote
Good ol' Masters of Beta. I remember I somehow got that weird domain and site for free for awhile. I think it was terribly unreliable though and slow as heck? Good times at that broken place.

I can never remember how long specifically it's been since I've been into the whole board/Acmlmboard thing. I think I was at Challenge Games around ~2000 and they had an AB, but I don't remember being that active back then. Vizzed... 2002 sounds kind of right, no way, it wasn't that long ago? Maybe more like 2004 or something. But I think I was a mod at Acmlm's Board in 2004 which was way after Vizzed, Anime-US, etc... I think? I think I was a mod at like every single Acmlmboard at some point in the past.

Anyways, life eh? It's goin'? Not a whole lot I can say, but the end of this week will be the two month mark for my new full time job at Prescription Solutions. It's way too easy and the money is really good for having almost no previous work experience. I think the school thing is really starting to kick back in though to some extent. I still have that fear that if I go back sometime soon, I'll end up sitting in those classes and just wondering "Why am I here again?", but if anything, I've decided that I'd like to at least get my associates degree and maybe by then, I'll have more of an idea for what I'd like to work towards or something.

I'm thinking I'll settle with this job for a year or so, maybe take some online courses over the summer and see what happens for spring (back to school possibly).

I'm on the edge on the still-living-with-parents thing. From what I know, 21 still isn't bad for this generation (I guess people move out at an older age than they did say, 10 years ago. At least from the things I've heard?), but I'm really starting to get interested in just "getting out there", being on my own and whatnot. My mom honestly still babies me a bit, maybe it's just a mom thing, but it is a little annoying at times. Funny, because my dad was the real strict one when I was growing up, but when I hit 18 and with every year after that, he completely understands I'm an adult now and everything. My parents know that, I have my space and all, but yeah. One of my friends has been talking about getting a place together with me and another friend for months now, but I'm not sure how that'll go. I guess we'll see.

The thing is is that I don't want to get "trapped". I mean, I don't want to get out there on my own and then end up being stuck without having the option to go to school because of bills or whatnot. I don't know. Has anyone here managed their own place, work, and school?

The thing is, I'm just not sure if there's anyone I know who I could see myself wanting to live with (including the friend mentioned above). I'm the guy who likes to have those days where I'm just alone and little things like that, when he's the complete opposite, wants to hang out every single day, etc. Blah, rambling here. But I guess leaving the house is kind of a big step, eh?

Other than that, I don't know if some of you remember my whole depression-bout for awhile, but it's going good concerning that. I still feel a bit more pessimistic about a lot of stuff than I used too... but maybe that's just me. I'm currently on a small dose of Paxil, which I do really believe helped me out. Now that I'm working full time and constantly busy, that helps a lot too. It took 4 anti-depressants to finally get one right, but it was worth it for the boost. Kind of wondering when I can come off it now though...

Basically, I'm just working a lot and getting some monies. A bit confused about the future and I hate to say the cliche' "we'll see what happens" ... but uhhh, yeah?

still sadly single
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 03-24-09 12:32 PM Link | Quote
Let's see I joined Vizzed when I was 18, eventually wandering to MoD either just before or after I'd turned 19. Good times indeed.

Since joining either I'd gone through two boyfriends and have maintained thus-far a 5 year relationship with another who's been living with my parents and myself for a year and half or so. After I off-and-on lived with him in his apartment.

There isn't really anything tangible to illustrate the last 5 and half years, though, as most of it's tied up in experiences and personal growth. From Brandon's and my 2-year stint on a Rocky Horror Picture Show cast during its golden years, to working for different publications, to Brandon's band getting out there and playing shows while I learned how to put together and take apart a drum kit quickly while snapping photos, to both of my parents being in and out of hospitals for cancer or diabetes, and to transferring to a university and working on their paper--and that's not to discount all of the strands of absolutely amazing and often surreal memories that fill in the cracks. All the trips and outings with Lee, similarly odd and wacky trips and outings with Patrick, Christina giving birth and bestowing upon me a goddaughter to cherish (and their moving away to escape foreclosure), all of the conventions, the miles I'd run away to find myself (and still not sure who I'll be), the professors, the books, Brandon's and my random adventures, road trips, etc, and all of the sweet ever-so-short spurts of bliss, ecstasy, rapture, and happiness that filled the days between pain, rage, and depression.

I'm still a work in progress, I guess.


EDIT: Damn typos.


(Last edited by Rogue on 03-25-09 09:57 AM)
Savedox

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Since: 08-20-04
From: Read \"Real Name\"

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Posted on 03-24-09 04:55 PM Link | Quote
Figure it's been a while since I posted so I might as well.

It's amazing how much time flies around here. I'm pretty sure I joined the band wagon around 5 or so years ago. It was around the last leg MoD and the beginning of Xeogaming. We've all be through a lot. Had tons of fun with the shredding and posting like the good old days.

Lately things have been a bit more difficult for me, just like some other people on the board. Ive been laid off for about 1 1/2 months now, maybe a little longer or shorter than that. So ive been sitting on my couch drinking my self into insanity whenever I get the chance. The unemployment is good, better than most people make full time. But the problem is if I wanted to make the same money as I did before at Boise I would have to take on 2 or 3 full time, minimum wage jobs just to stay at about the same wage as before. Yay for our economy

On other news I have a place of my own with two pretty awesome roommates, no car.. but it's ok because I can walk pretty much anywhere I need.

My grandma's Alzheimer's is getting worse by day. Everyone in the family knows that she wont make it through the year.


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Posted on 03-24-09 09:18 PM (Last edited by MC on 03-24-09 09:19 PM) Link | Quote
It's kinda weird how I got into the whole acmlmboards thingy.

Hanging from the Scribblekid BBS to Soul Angel for hentai, at a time where my writing was far from taking the amazing shape it has now, to the first time I've been at Acmlm's and went into the whole "messes with Acmlmboards" thingy. Then again, that's the reason I met Xeo and came here.

It feels weird, I've changed a lot since then. At least that's what I feel. Back then, I was an horny kid. Now I'm an horny not-so-kid with tons of interests.

I wasn't into Music Engineering back then, don't think I played music back then.

Now, I'm freaking heading to University in less than six months. It's kinda hard to believe, considering the whole thing felt so far away when I was younger.

I haven't been here as long as some of you guys, but even looking at my first few actions on this board, I felt I've grown so much as a person.

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