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    Yeah GW is still my #1 bookmark so I usually check in every few weeks just had a lot going on the last few months and then just moved into a new place. Finally got around to it and saw that I was being summoned, so wanted to let it be known I was still around.
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    It really depends on your crowd as to whether anime is "cool", but it ranges from "kinda cool" to "a recognised and not weird side hobby" here. Every now and again I get pleasantly surprised when I recognise someone's ringtone or a casual conversation ends up finding someone else who watches anime.

    Thus far I haven't found anyone like us IRL at work who watch stuff as they air though.

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    Damn.. is this a gotwoot revival?

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    It's a gotwoot reunion party of sorts I guess.

    And you know.... I'm fun at parties.

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    Even my sig is expired already lol

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    From my end it reads that the image violates Terms of Use. Mine would too.. if they ever knew what it looks like :P

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    Haha I love how there's even expired sigs now.

    I feel like we're a bunch of old crochety men coming back for a reunion with our canes.

    Yay, the Abdula got submmoned too!

    BTW, wasn't anime already cool in like 2005? Or only among the underground folks? Netflix is dominating anime these days and that was unexpected.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalobiian View Post
    I cook to make food not-raw, warm and taste ok.
    This sounds so unappetizing by the way lol
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    I was summoned so I came back to see what was up. It's good to see so many nostalgic names and 'faces'.

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    Hey Token. My original favorite GW poster.


    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalobiian View Post
    It really depends on your crowd as to whether anime is "cool", but it ranges from "kinda cool" to "a recognized and not weird side hobby" here.
    Sounds pleasant. My experience is that the fandom has jumped the shark. There was a point where you could connect with people who enjoy some relatively obscure really quirky niche shows like us weirdos here. Now it is far more mainstream, easily accessible and somehow less authentic. It is very similar to what happened to the music industry. There was a point when you had to go to brick and mortar stores and buy physical albums and everything was by word of mouth and interactions were very genuine with people who are real fans of artists or producers and knew their history and supported them. Now it is like buying a t-shirt. I saw it, it seemed cool so I got it and 2 weeks later on to the next thing.

    I guess it is all just yet another symptom of an obvious societal shift that I am absolutely not a fan of. It is simply the way things are consumed and a lack of willingness or desire to be critical of anything.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphire View Post
    I feel like we're a bunch of old crochety men coming back for a reunion with our canes.

    Yay, the Abdula got submmoned too!

    BTW, wasn't anime already cool in like 2005? Or only among the underground folks? Netflix is dominating anime these days and that was unexpected.
    Rather too close to the mark there. I was often compared to a crotchety old man and I am sure I do not have to explain why to any of you. Though I was never really emotionally invested in anything arguing with and frustrating people is just entertaining. Also less a cane and more of a bullpup rifle person unless of course it comes with a three piece suit and top hat. In that case a cane is a must.

    In my experience it was always cool in that it was never something you would be ostracized or alienated for. It was not even unpopular just misunderstood I guess. It is always about great story telling to me and the format or medium did not matter. Whether it was a western comic book, graphic novel, light novel, manga, manhua, manhwa, book, movie, tv show whatever. It just took awhile for the novelty to wear off and xenophobic people to get accustomed to it. The stories and subject matter are no different than what was in the bible or Homer's Odyssey or Shakespeare's Hamlet or Dante's Divine Comedy. It is simply how they are presented and consumed that has changed. I guess people are generally less sanctimonious.

    Today the MCU is king and that most likely would not have been possible 30 years ago. 20 years ago that space was reserved for movies like Titantic. A similar shift has happened with theatre which was not something I ever enjoyed. Everything was if not segregated then compartmentalized now there is more cross-fertilization. Bible stories get made into cheesy action films, classical literature gets the anime treatment and cheesy comic book stories are treated as prestigious cinema. Now if only they would make more westerns.

    That felt good. It has been some time since I made an old fashioned bloated post. I think I am out of practice, this was rather short.
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    Ah, walls of text, how nostalgic.

    I seriously love you guys.

    I've been reading the flaming pit recently and it really brings back amazing memories.

    Currently laughing so hard at this thread:

    https://forums.gotwoot.net/showthrea...l=1#post367280
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    How am I even still a mod? Lol.

    Quick update from me:
    I'm currently living on the west coast. Even after so many years I still marvel whenever I glance up and see the mountains. It's such a beautiful place to live. I work for a robotics company as a test engineer and have so much fun there. Quite a few of my coworkers are into anime. I don't watch much these days (mainly whatever pops onto Netflix) but I keep the fact that I used to mod here and was briefly in a fansub group as a fun fact to impress the anime nerds or bolster my geek cred if it is in doubt, haha.

    On a more personal note, I'm getting married this summer. We're planning on having an ice cream sundae bar and a bouncy castle at the wedding.

    I didn't keep up with many GW folks, but I still meet up with Deadfire and Iridani every couple years. If any of you guys find yourselves in the Vancouver area, I'd be happy to show you around or suggest some things to do/see/eat ^_^

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    Woo kitkat, GotWoot's resident seamstress in da house!

    More of Kraco's curmudgeony antics =| lmao!

    [10:31] <Sapphi> hay kraco, a bunch of old school ppl are on FB and forgot their passwords for forum lol
    [10:31] <Sapphi> plz help them lol
    [10:31] <Sapphi> wilik didnt even remember his username lol
    [10:31] <%Kraco> Haha. That's something else, alright.
    [10:32] <Sapphi> lol
    [10:32] <%Kraco> How am I supposed to help them, though?
    [10:32] <Sapphi> are u on fb? join the chat
    [10:32] <Sapphi> we got saman, wilik, iridani and xan who dont know their pass lol
    [10:32] <Sapphi> and prolly boc
    [10:33] <%Kraco> No, I don't have an FB account.
    [10:33] <Sapphi> D:
    [10:33] <Sapphi> can u make one
    [10:33] <%Kraco> Haha, no way.
    [10:33] <Sapphi> wow
    [10:33] <Sapphi> rudeee
    [10:33] <%Kraco> I will try to live my life without having anything to do with FB.
    [10:38] <Sapphi> :|
    [10:41] <%Kraco> I'm not the greatest fan of the popular social media. I try to leave Zuckerberg's empire alone, and I wish Twitter went bankrupt.
    So hopefully everyone else should make an appearance as soon as a nice admin shows up!
    We need to find Ani and AA though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KitKat View Post
    On a more personal note, I'm getting married this summer. We're planning on having an ice cream sundae bar and a bouncy castle at the wedding.
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! Your wedding sounds amazing already!!!!!

    I tried my best...

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    Yeah, congrats, KitKat! I trust you invited a couple of robots to the wedding as well.

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    Wow, congrats.

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    Make sure to have a chocolate fountain too, a real one, as in the size of a real fountain in a big park or city center.

    People can bathe in the gooey brown goodness after the kiss is done.

    Spunky.

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    Congrats and Best Wishes KitKat!

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    Gonna echo everyone else and say congratulations Kitkat! Though personally I have always believed that congratulating people when they get married is weird because you are congratulating them for making a decision. I have never met you and I do not actually know you but based on the few interactions we have had you seem like one of the kindest and most genuine people in the world and I am always happy and wish the best for good people. So take that for whatever it is worth coming from some strange guy on the internet.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphire View Post
    Ah, walls of text, how nostalgic.

    I seriously love you guys.

    I've been reading the flaming pit recently and it really brings back amazing memories.

    Currently laughing so hard at this thread:

    https://forums.gotwoot.net/showthrea...l=1#post367280
    Love you too, see signature below. On a more serious note, that thread is pure gold and I wholeheartedly agree with Kraco about social media and Zuckerberg though I do not wish bankruptcy on anyone.


    Quote Originally Posted by shinta|hikari View Post
    People can bathe in the gooey brown goodness after the kiss is done.
    That is just so disgusting, honestly.
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    Facebook is for old people now.

    Instagram and Snapchat are the "new" shits.

    Spunky.

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    we are all old now. Deal with it.

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