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[s]Thermidor[/s] Messidor X.

Posted 06-19-2018 at 02:40 AM by STM
Updated 06-20-2018 at 12:07 AM by STM
Holy shit fellas, I've been on this wretched site for ten years. it makes me sad--looking back--to see OWF in the state it's in now; when I first joined this place as a snot-nosed twelve year old, I never really imagined the forum would end up like this. I sort of just assumed it'd go on forever. After all, it'd been here since the beginning of the internet, so surely it'd be there at the end, right?

Anyway, despite all the ups and downs, and all the drama, I love this place dearly. There's a piece of my soul tied to this weird fan site, and I'm so glad to say I can call a bunch of the members my friends. I do sincerely hope OWF somehows survives another ten years, and I can look back in 2028, happy that I've wasted 60% of my life here.
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Varrok's Avatar
I'll be cryptic and just say that
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I bamle Aaclr
Posted 06-19-2018 at 04:40 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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CravenKnight's Avatar
<3

hah yeah i thought this place would get bigger with age rather than smaller. i think atm we're getting a few more regulars so maybe we'll grow over time again, but that's been said before lol. who knows.
Posted 06-19-2018 at 05:50 AM by CravenKnight CravenKnight is offline

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Phoetux's Avatar
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I do sincerely hope OWF somehows survives another ten years, and I can look back in 2028
If this site doesn't get deleted for various and possible reasons, then yeah it'd be neat.

Also, smart title. Too bad the Thermidor was the eleventh month, not the tenth.
Posted 06-19-2018 at 10:48 AM by Phoetux Phoetux is offline

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Coincidentally as of this month I will have been a member of these forums for a majority of my life, and I love all of you. I was a pretty big pain in the arse for the mods in my early days but I thank Nate for not (yet) banning me because I have had a lot of fun here. Likewise I feel I'm never entirely free of this place even though I am relatively inactive these days, and I often find myself thinking about the forums. Is OddjobAbe really a middle aged doctor? Whatever happened to that hot Italian guy who cummed on his own face? I feel like as long as Alcar is still hosting this place I'll always drop in occasionally.

Also I support changing the default date settings of the forum to the French Republican Calendar.
Posted 06-19-2018 at 04:22 PM by moxco moxco is offline

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Nate's Avatar
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Originally Posted by Phoetux
Also, smart title. Too bad the Thermidor was the eleventh month, not the tenth.
I had a similar thought, but pointing out that it's a month and not a year.

If STM wanted to be more accurate and also impress Wil, he could have used the phrase 'two lustra'.
Posted 06-19-2018 at 11:24 PM by Nate Nate is offline

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Oh, but from Wikipedia: The word "Thermidor" has come to mean a retreat from more radical goals and strategies during a revolution, especially when caused by a replacement of leading personalities.

Which accurately describes a few events in OWF's history the last two lustra.
Posted 06-19-2018 at 11:26 PM by Nate Nate is offline

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STM's Avatar
You're all banned, get off my lawn and stop correcting me.
Posted 06-19-2018 at 11:53 PM by STM STM is offline

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moxco's Avatar
It all makes sense now

EZboard = the The Ancien Régime
Sydney = The Incorruptible Maximilien Robespierre
Sydney permabanning counterrevolutionaries = the Reign of Terror
AbeBabe, Alcar, and Pilot = Thermidorian Reactionaries

I guess that makes Nate Emperor Napoleon.
Posted 06-20-2018 at 12:24 AM by moxco moxco is offline

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STM's Avatar
If Nate's the emperor then why haven't we adopted any modernising forum software? ):<
Posted 06-20-2018 at 01:43 AM by STM STM is offline

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Auriel's Avatar
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I guess that makes Nate Emperor Napoleon.
true enough but he's not the napoleon you're thinking of
Posted 06-20-2018 at 11:10 AM by Auriel Auriel is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
Now we know what happened to Boxe... I mean Alcar.

Posted 06-20-2018 at 11:22 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Wil's Avatar
I passed the eighteen year mark earlier this month. I remember how you posted when you joined.

Lustra make loofs of us all.
Posted 06-20-2018 at 01:23 PM by Wil Wil is offline

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OddjobAbe's Avatar
Yeah, hope to see more activity. I don't know if it's recently started to pick up ever so slightly, or if it just seems that way because I've started checking it again, but either way it's nice to see some of the perennial bastards still going strong.


OWF used to feel like a hive of wasps that had more angry buzz about them than venomous sting - lots of activity, lots of interesting conflict, littered with nice moments of camaraderie. Now it feels like a pub lock-in, days before the JCB comes and the fences go up around the site. Both are nice, but the quietness of the latter carries with it a touch of melancholy. Hopefully, as SoulStorm advances and becomes more widely publicised we might see a new wave of interest - seeing the forums get more use from new enthusiasts would possibly transform the atmosphere from one of flickering embers into one more reminiscent of a fierce tea candle.
Posted 06-21-2018 at 05:07 PM by OddjobAbe OddjobAbe is offline
Updated 06-21-2018 at 05:10 PM by OddjobAbe

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STM's Avatar
wow honestly Wil popping in was the best 10 year present I could have hoped for.

In all seriousness, I am so, so fond of this forum. It's incredible how much love you can have for an internet community, and this place is my internet home. Lots of us grew up and moved on, and I'm thankful for those members in that they gave me fantastic memories. Getting in from school, sixth form, man, the first thing I'd do when I fired up my laptop was open Oddworld Forums and check through all the new posts people had made. I lost myself for hours just reading people's opinions, shit-posts, stories. There was such a sense of community here, and it's been honestly a fucking pleasure to become a part of that community over the years. OWF is part of who I am, and it moulded me into an inquisitive thinker, a skeptic, a patient man.

To those of you still on this site after all those years, to those of you who have been here longer than I, and to those of you who joined later but took this place into your souls, from the depths of my heart I genuinely thank you for creating some of my happiest, most pertinent memories. I love you all.
Posted 06-21-2018 at 11:32 PM by STM STM is offline

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Wil's Avatar
You can actually just message me at any time, babe.
Posted 06-22-2018 at 01:32 PM by Wil Wil is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
Yeah, many of us are just lurking here.
Posted 06-23-2018 at 11:36 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Originally Posted by Auriel
true enough but he's not the napoleon you're thinking of
I was thinking of Hipster Napoleon
Posted 06-23-2018 at 11:39 AM by Nate Nate is offline

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what Oddjob and STM said. completely agree. i'm happy some folk from way back have stuck around for the long-term too. it was fun times.
Posted 06-24-2018 at 10:14 AM by CravenKnight CravenKnight is offline

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kjjcarpenter's Avatar
We are the walking dead.
Posted 06-25-2018 at 01:31 AM by kjjcarpenter kjjcarpenter is offline

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STM's Avatar
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You can actually just message me at any time, babe.
I didn't know you still even lurked <3
Posted 06-25-2018 at 02:52 AM by STM STM is offline

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Nate's Avatar
I actually checked Wil's last login when I referenced him in my previous comment. I was pleasantly surprised.
Posted 06-25-2018 at 09:06 PM by Nate Nate is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
It's surprising how behind you can be if you don't pay attention to both Oddworld Discord servers.
Posted 06-26-2018 at 07:17 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Auriel's Avatar
Varrok stop shilling
Posted 06-26-2018 at 09:38 AM by Auriel Auriel is offline

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Wil's Avatar
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I didn't know you still even lurked <3
Oh I meant on Twitter or WhatsApp or something, not this awful place.
Posted 06-26-2018 at 11:11 AM by Wil Wil is offline

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Phoetux's Avatar
The forums are suddenly alive thanks to this blog
Posted 06-26-2018 at 03:46 PM by Phoetux Phoetux is offline

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Xorlidyr's Avatar
Shake dat Thermibooty, henny.
Posted 06-26-2018 at 05:20 PM by Xorlidyr Xorlidyr is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
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Oh I meant on Twitter or WhatsApp or something, not this awful place.
It can't be a bad place, if bad people don't post anymore, right?
Posted 06-26-2018 at 10:31 PM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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It can't be a bad place, if bad people don't post anymore, right?
If a member comes back to OWF and no one is around to see them, do they still make a post?
Posted 06-27-2018 at 12:32 AM by kjjcarpenter kjjcarpenter is offline

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Wil's Avatar
How can you trust a place that doesn't give you a pop up letting you know what it's doing with your personal data? Who knows what Peter is using it for!
Posted 06-28-2018 at 01:15 PM by Wil Wil is offline

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Xorlidyr's Avatar
Don't you ever feel like getting your really tasty information stolen?
Posted 06-30-2018 at 06:32 PM by Xorlidyr Xorlidyr is offline

 

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