I've been rather heartbroken to see that not only has activity begun to die down, but also that everybody seems to be drifting apart as a community. This frustrates me because I let myself be convinced that we are such a closely-knit community that we'd still be in touch with one another even if you take the site away, but as the months went on I've begun to uncover a lot of resentment and even hate that people have towards one another. As much as I dislike it when people begin screaming "64DIGITS IS DEAD", I've gotta admit that I too am very uncertain of the community's future and I would rather much make sure that I am in good terms with the friends that I have made here. I still have the strong desire to stay in the fight to keep us afloat, but I feel like I've also been fighting another battle against becoming disillusioned.
I could go on talking about the my frustrations, but I'd rather take Jani's advice and just start focusing on the positive things we've had going for us, and I want to begin this year on a more positive note. No resentment, no drama, and no calling out.
I've been meaning to do something nice over the last several months to combat the negativity that has been spreading around here like wildfire. Back in the day when we were much younger, we had this "loveblog" fad where we'd write positive things towards one another. These were the kinds of blogs that won me over, and are part of the reason why I've stuck around after all these years. I thought it would be cool if I tried to revive it again, so I spent some time over the last few days writing one for most of the userbase that had been consistently active over the last few years. There are a few people I still need to add in so stay tuned for those.
Now get your buns ready for 8000 words of ass-kissing, unnecessary apologies, and me pretending to be your BFF as I wish you the best for 2016.
Oh, and also if you still maintain contact with a 64D member over Facebook/Skype/Tumblr and you see them on here, be a bro and feel free to let them know that I wrote something for them.
I still remember the days when you lurked on the IRC and it's great to see that you had the sudden urge to revisit this community. I was more than happy to help you get reconnected and hopefully we'll see more of you over the next year :)
I'm really glad I had the privilege to meet you in person, it was so much fun being with you for GDC and I am actually looking forward to see what will happen next year. In addition to that, I've always admired how you served as sort of a checks and balances for our staff and how you do show genuine concern for members of our community.
In addition to that, congrats on your second child! You and Abbey are blessed to have two kids as beautiful as Finn and Rowan, and they will be lucky to have you two as parents.
The community is really lucky to have people like you and Jeremy around. The last 2 years have been hard, and you've clearly shown that you have the patience and persistence that this community will need to keep moving in the right direction. I look forward to working closely with you and Jeremy over the next few months.
You're a pretty funny guy, and I've more than enjoyed your presence on this site. That cactus fad that you started earlier this year really brought the site together for the first time in a while, and I hope with you around we can have more of these kinds of moments.
I hope you and your family have been doing well over the last few years. I know it can be pretty painful to keep doing what you love when you associate it with tragedy and I regret not checking up on you more often, but I'm confident that you and your family's love can help you overcome these difficulties and you'll be back to doing what you love in no time.
Also that Skype group you added me to last week is top kek, like seriously.
Well shit son, I'm happy to see you hanging around the IRC again. I'm glad that you still feel enthusiastic about the site's future, and I'm still pretty flattered that you're still using an avatar based off of your mural picture I painted you 5 years ago. Hopefully we can discuss web design things in the future, after all the convo we had 5 years ago of rebuilding the site with a MVC framework to make it more modular has stuck with me ever since. Stay tuned if you're still interested.
I'm not sure what you've been up to over the last several years since you graduated, but it would have been nice to see more you around here. You seem like you always have a lot on your mind from what I can tell from stalking your Blogspot page once in a blue moon. I remember the first time I checked up on you years ago things were pretty rough, so I hope your mom has been doing better since.
And tell Zaron I said hi!
Heh, for the last few years I've only ever seen you on Facebook so I thought it was pretty cool to see you lurk around again this year. It seems like your decision to become an electrical engineer/a dj of sorts is really taking you places. Really proud of you!
Also never stop reminding Abhinav Chevula what kind of person misspells his own first name on a resume. Ever.
It was nice to see you posting around here again. I know we had our differences in the past but hey that's all history now. Not sure what you've been up to lately either but hopefully we can see more of you in the future.
For the longest time I've tried to understand why you feel the way you do but clearly it seems like there are issues at hand that go beyond what the community can see. Just remember that you're one of our most valued game developers here and we will always be here to support you and welcome you back with open arms.
I personally would like to see more of that stealth-hacking game you were working on some day because I think it struck a chord with me personally on what I'd like to see more in contemporary 2D platformers. I'll try to stick around in the IRC more often in case you still wanna talk about these ideas more.
Not sure where you've gone but I'd like to see more of you around here as well. I've always enjoyed seeing your pixel art because you have quite the talent that everyone here seems to love. Yeah sure you used to nag on me over my anthropomorphic interests but whatever, that's all in the past as well. I can't wait to see how much progress you've made on Creedence Filter since the last time you've been here, and I look forward to playing it some day!
Also I still think your Age of Swordery game is hilarious as fuck.
First of all I apologize for singling you out over the +1 functionality, there's no excuse for me to have been a dick about it. It's a guilt that has been lingering over me for quite a while and I'm hoping that I haven't begun to do the same to spike1 as well. Maybe it's because I've learned to not be overly concerned over the integrity of +1s, and I've learned to value user discussion much more than some arbitrary number. I don't expect you to forgive me but I just wanted to let you know how I feel.
Second of all I, along with many of us, enjoy the humor and zest that you bring to the table when participating in discussions. I'm not even a touhou fan and yet, thanks to your gifs, Marisa and Momiji are already my favorite characters. Keep it up and you might just lure me into the fandom.
[s]Screw you for taking all the credit for the cacti fad[s] ehh fuck it, you're the reason why it got so big.
I remember many years ago when you made RC and I mods on the 64digits clone you made on cpsgames.net and how much fun it was, even though it was pretty short-lived and there was barely any activity on there. Anyways, you're a funny guy and I'm glad to see that you've stuck around. Now go make us a New Years cacti gif banner.
I love the reputation that you've built up for being quite the reviewer on this site, you're like our very own Anton Ego except for games instead of food.
I know that things have been pretty rough for you over the last year and a half, and I'm happy that you've taken the steps to create a new beginning for yourself. I'm not sure of the exact details but I do encourage you to communicate this to any friends you may have left behind to give them closure. I had a friend who did this once and cut off all contact with us, which was distressing to the point that we had to get the police involved. But like I said I don't know the exact details of your situation so I can't really say much aside from wishing you good luck on your future endeavours.
I look up to you in many ways. I look up to your ability to maintain such a cheerful attitude. I look up to your intelligence and creativity that you apply to both your actions and hobbies. I look up to the wisecracks and puns you use to break the tension in a blog or the irc. And most of all I look up to the almost Zen-like patience that you have for users and staff alike.
You and Ferret were the kind of people that I strived to be like: someone who is likeable, easily approachable, and not intimidating to talk to. I apologize for testing your patience during my early days as a staff member, and I apologize if I've tested your patience recently. But it's been a privilege to serve with you as staff over these last five years.
Hmm...I haven't seen much of you over the last few years. I do remember you being among our crowd of regular Minecraft players, and I'll be making an effort to make sure that the Minecraft server stays up as much as possible if people still want to play. Maybe some day we can get together to organize a Minecraft Teamspeak night?
Don't hesitate to give me a holler if the Minecraft server is down.
I like you. You are a nice eagly. And as I have learned over the last few years, you've always have been.
I mean you are literally the only person remaining of that British-Aussie clique that dominated the IRC many years ago, but I am not going to focus on how I perceived you back then and I just want to comment on how much of a nice person you've been this decade. I'm also glad to have you by my side as a staff member.
I miss seeing you lurk around the IRC, it was fun having you around. In my head you are literally The Dude of this website. Stick around more often, hopefully you can join us in a Teamspeak night again one of these days.
Don't worry, to me you're not just "the other South African guy" of the site. I mean shit, you've been on this site for as long as I have. Even if you don't immediately realize it, you're one of the people who has encouraged me to look into writing as a hobby and I'm happy to say that I'm still adding on to the stories I pushed myself to make progress on for the NaNoWriMo thing you showed us a few years ago (I'm even doing a sequel!).
I think I still recall the first time I met you almost 8 years ago when beam or lemmer kept banning me on #idiots-club and you went onto our IRC channel to call me neurotic or borderline. I'm glad you decided to stick around our channel and it's been fun seeing you drop in every now and then.
I send you, your wife, and your son best wishes for the new year!
Oh, Ferret. Ferret Ferret Ferret...
I love you. The staff loves you. Everybody here loves you.
I know I've nagged on you in the past, and I apologize if I seemed a bit insensitive to your issues with self-esteem. The more I read about your issues the more I realize that we're not very different from each other. You and I share the same paralyzing fear of not being well-liked, which I find surprising that these fears extend to this site as well.
Not sure if you've read Kit's paragraph, but I also look up to you in various ways. I look up to the joy you bring this website just by your mere presence. Maybe it's too late for me to be such a person, but it shouldn't matter as long as we have you around.
We miss you!
When you first gave me access to the site five years ago I had no idea what the hell I was gonna do. I barely had a grasp in programming with an actual language, let alone with PHP. But I am still glad you gave me the opportunity because it seems like I'm now heading towards a professional career in web design. And for that I thank you greatly.
Not sure what you're up to right now, or if you still even want to be involved with the site, but hopefully I can see more of you soon!
EDIT: Saw your FB post expressing interest in having another sort of gaming night. Not much of a Civ fan myself but I don't mind trying out any other new game that is suggested. This makes me happy anyways :D
I feel like I haven't exactly made your life easier around here since I became staffed, and I should probably apologize for the times I've been very difficult. Aside from that, I'm kinda glad that you've stuck around because I enjoy your occasional comic book and feline-influenced kookiness and the sysadmin and job-related discussions you'd start on the IRC every now and then, it really makes things much more interesting.
Also 8 years later I am still mentally shipping you with DesertFox and I will never ever ever stop until you have a sushi picnic with him
Hmm, gonna admit I haven't seen you active on the site very often, though I do enjoy seeing you being the butt of the occasional theological joke that happens on the IRC. Maybe we'll see more of you (and projects) next year!
Also where's your old canine avatar? That was one of my favorite ones on the site :(
To me you're like the most mysterious semi-active member I know, even though you've always been a pretty funny dude to me.
You should log in once in a while :(
I can clearly see that things have been quite rough for you for a while now, especially with what happened two years ago. I'm not gonna claim that I 100% know what you go through on a frequent basis but I have made the effort to put myself in your shoes and I just want to let you know that I sincerely do wish you and your family well.
It's cool knowing that you're interested in pursuing multiple trades, and I've had lots of fun bouncing ideas off of you in the IRC when it comes to writing ideas. If writing, music, and game development are things that you have a lot of fun doing, then I definitely encourage you to continue pursuing these passions as tickets out of your situation.
From what I've seen this year it is apparent that you have a lot of honesty and sincerity, things that I enjoy seeing in other members. Your music blogs tell me that you're pretty hard working, especially for a person as young as you are. I know that your interests have shifted away from programming and game development but I still hope that you can stick around here and check in every now and then. Best of luck!
I should probably thank you on your efforts to stimulate activity around here because it seems like you're currently one of the most active members on the site. In fact, your Positive Things blog is what actually inspired me to write this!
Aside from that, Operation: Fungus is looking awesome and I'm happy for you getting it featured on Game Jolt!
I've been trying to get in touch with you again recently but it hasn't worked out as well as I wanted to.
You definitely gave us some good laughs back in the old days, being the butt of the "taking a pic of jexx haxxin" meme. Would be nice to see you around here again as well, just for old time's sake.
Like aeron, I do respect your decision to stay focused on the sysadmin side of things rather than on the community itself. Also like aeron, we are lucky to have somebody like you around to help keep the site going.
As for nice things to say to you, I do actually enjoy your occasional ponyisms whenever you randomly drop by on the site. That, plus I was pretty flattered to learn that you've always been a fan of my artwork!
You will forever be one of my favorite cat-persons.
It amuses me that you log in almost every day but we never hear anything from you :(
Don't hesitate to drop in and say hello once in a while! Share how much progress you've made with The World Anew, share any pixel art that you've worked on! Last time you posted, you had some really cool character portraits, so that's something I'd like to see some more of.
Although I may have never said much, I've always read through all of your blogs that you've posted because I do find them interesting to read. I feel like I've gotten a better understanding of the situation in Venezuela from your first person accounts than I have from watching the news. And I also feel like your willingness to be open about your difficult situation really helps contribute to the close-knittedness of this community by setting an example that we're more than just a place to discuss games and programming but also a place where we can keep an eye out for one another.
I guess I should have said more in your blogs, but I sincerely wish you good luck on your mission to get to Portugal or Germany.
I remember that you're one of the first 64D users I added as a friend on a social media during the first summer that I spent on this site. I thought it was hilarious seeing your reaction to a stranger trying to add you as a friend on MySpace. Aside from that, It was fun seeing how the ENIGMA project has progressed over the years and your dedication to the project has been admirable. I look forward to seeing ENIGMA being completely on-par with Game Maker: Studio some day.
If you're reading this I apologize if it seems like I've demonized you over the whole t-shirts thing. I'm not sure what's happened to you, but if you're going through harsh times again then I do wish you the best of luck. We're more than willing to welcome you back with open arms.
Not sure if you still lurk this site, but you're probably surprised to see that I wrote something for you. I mean I can't really explain why you acted the way you did and I wanted to show nothing but great empathy because in many ways I see myself in you. I saw you as somebody who wants to fit in but also wants to be unique. You wanted to be somebody who was well-known and has a lot to offer to his audience. I came to learn that life doesn't have to be a giant popularity contest and I would rather spend my time doing what I love to do.
Believe it or not I do check up on you sometimes to make sure you're still taking things well and to see if there's anything I can vouch for if you want to discuss your unbanning again. But I can see that you've decided to minimize your online presence so if there's any real life issues that you are prioritizing then I wish you the best of luck.
First of all, congratulations on getting married! I wish you and your wife the best.
Second of all, thank you for all the work you've done on making the Minecraft Server as fun as it was when it was very active. I mean it kinda sucks that we're not gonna be able to see CheeseMod on a newer server any time soon but that doesn't really mean we can't still have fun with it. If we can get Minecraft nights going again for those who enjoyed them, it would be cool if you could join us. I mean I can't guarantee there won't be any mods but installing them doesn't seem like as much of a pain-in-the-ass as it used to be.
I was told that you wanted to talk to me about about certain Minecraft-related plans. It's a shame because had the news reached me I would have totally worked with you in making those plans happen.
Heh, I just realized that you and KaBob are right next to each other on this list. Oh well, I hope the both of you will do well this year :)
I remember reading the blog you posted back in February, which I thought was interesting to read about your different "personalities". I am confident that a person with a brilliant mind such as yours will be able to discover who he truly wants to be. Perhaps some day your three personalities (Colton, Kenon, and TMP) can come together to define who you truly are and show everyone that you're more than just a human computer but rather somebody who aches to have a creative and artistic side. Good luck your pursuit to discover who you truly are, and hopefully we'll be able to see more of your artisitc side soon.
Honestly the only reason why I've been trying to find excuses to talk with you again is because I think you're one of the more interesting people on this site, especially when it comes to your personal projects and gameplay ideas. It's been kinda hard because there's all this guilt I feel from all the times I've either been inconsiderate, egotistical, unreliable, or made you or your friends feel uncomfortable. I really do apologize for being a bit of a dick and I understand if your patience for me has run out, but just know that I really do value you as a friend and I didn't want to give the impression that I only care about myself and my own things. Hopefully we can kick things off this year with a new slate and not focus on the drama I've probably dragged you into over and over again.
On top of that, I wish you good luck on completing all of your projects. Your dedication definitely shows, so you're bound to finish at least one thing by the end of next year.
When you first joined 5 years ago I probably weirded you out with my fixation on one of your OCs and for that I apologize. But hey I was only one among many, no?
I've enjoyed talking to you over the last several weeks, I feel like you've helped me find more confidence in my artwork and now I have the motivation to start sharing it on a more regular basis. Aside from that, it seems like we share the same passion for old arcade games have also share the desire to emulate their style in our own works. I don't often see other people who realize that "retro" styles are much more than just drawing tiny sprites with a limited palette, and I really look forward to playing Magical Castle and any other games you probably have in mind for the future!
Also, it doesn't matter what you are working on right now, it could always use more bunnies.
You are also one of the other people on this site that I find pretty interesting, especially with your discussions of the latest popular cartoons. Not sure why I've been resistant to showing interest in Legend of Korra but I'm kinda starting to regret it because I keep finding myself among my groups of friends to be the only one who doesn't have an interest. Maybe I can binge the series one of these days when I have the time.
Also, make sure you pet Nube for me!
Thank you for offering your music talent as a prize for 64DSC, because every little bit helps for making competitions around here more exciting.
You're a pretty awesome musician, I remember falling in love with the music you made for the Deep Freeze game anthonyloprimo was working on a while back. You really have a good ear for retro soundtracks and I hope you can share more of your music on here in the future!
I apologize if I was somehow a contributing factor to you leaving the site, but I just want to let you know that I respect your decision. I also have strong respect and support for your pursuit of making yourself a better Christian, because I've had the privilege to witness the good that this has done for many of my close friends. Hopefully we can find a way to stay in touch, you already have my skype.
Heh I don't want you to think I was gonna skip you, I see you lurkin' around late at night. Feel free to talk about what you've been up to recently, I don't think I've seen you post much around here in ages! You were pretty active back in the really old days, and I'm glad to see that you're still lurking around.
Happy New Years!
I don't see you around here much anymore and I'm not really sure what you've been up to. Perhaps you can make 2016 the year of the Ciribot? I dunno, but it seems like we'll be here to stay for a long time even if the mind-altering code doesn't have the poweful grip like it used to.
I want to congratulate you on your engagement! I wish you and your fiancée the best!
I haven't seen much of you either, but I hope that you haven't lost your interest in game development yet and you can have something cool to show us one of these days. Either that, or you finally share your microwavable brownie-in-a-cup recipe with us >:(
You can't fool me with your duplicate account bruh!
Hmm...I remember back in college we used to Skype because you wanted to see if my voice was good enough for Kyle. Are you still working on The Squares, by the way?
Also I think a while back you said that you've been doing mobile app development. Knowing you, you've probably moved on to using Spine for skeletal animations (as have I).
Be sure to keep us posted!
You've got quite a lot of impressive projects under your belt, I'll give you that. It's great to have somebody around here who shares my interest in non-Nintendo chiptunes and somebody who actually appreciates the art of programming for a retro console.
Aside from that I am still really sorry to hear about the PC shop, and I am very confident that you'll be able to get back on your feet in no time.
You'd be surprised to know that reading your comments on Reiddsan's blog really helped me to put my own problems in perspective and since then I've been doing a lot better. While I still believe that I can benefit from professional advice, you are one of the first to finally put it through my head that I am still in control over my sadness. I'm finally learning that I can't be indulging on my self-loathing and on the things that I don't have, and I am ready to start fighting to be happy. And I thank you for that.
Heh I remember you being a funny guy back in the day. Not sure what you've been up to but I hope you're doing well.
Two years ago a few of us were kinda worried about what had happened to you because you were in the middle of posting a lot of your pixel art and you just became inactive all of a sudden. I took it upon myself to track you down and find you on Facebook because I wanted to make sure you were doing alright but I had a feeling that it would be best to respect your privacy. Not sure what your latest unfronted blog is all about but I hope everything goes well for you. You're one of the most talented pixel artists on this site and hopefully you'll still be able to continue doing what you love to do. We'll be waiting for you.
Your art skills are fucking insane, and you seem like you're a pretty rad game programmer too. I'm glad you've decided to stick around after 64DSC because we can never have enough talent on this site that is willing to share what they love to do.
Heh after all these years I still think you were the phantom mod who would vandalize my blogs and spam them with "YIFF YIFF YIFF YIFF YIFF". I mean I'm not bent on proving it was you, I look back and think it was fucking hilarious. I still get laughs whenever I read some of your old comments, and I think you were one of the funnier people on this site.
Now go finish Teleka, you filthy animal.
You probably didn't save 64D but I do credit you for our most recent burst of activity. It's good to have people around who want to encourage us to have the silly fun that this site has always enjoyed having. Silly, silly fun...
I'm still curious to know why you just had the sudden urge to become active all of a sudden? Oh well it doesn't matter, it's just nice to see old members return.
Even though I still don't quite agree with the quality that I perceived from your submissions, I gotta say that I have enjoyed your interest in all things avant-garde. That's something that has always interested me since you've joined the site. And also I'm not too butthurt over the nitpicks you used to make towards my artwork, it's something that I should have started getting used to. And I know that you only just want to help me, so don't get me wrong if it seems like I have consistently dismissed your advice because it has been influential in my progression as an artist. I also wish you good luck on pursuing your goals to becoming a great artist.
Also, what ever happened to Dead Girls?
I remember you saying that you were gonna be in San Francisco a while back. I would have taken up your offer to hang out but I was kinda going through a rough time and by the time I mustered the courage to log back in to 64D I saw that your visit had already passed. Oh well, don't hesitate to give me a holler the next time you're making plans to come back and I'll try to work something out.
I liked having you around here, I thought you were a pretty cool and interesting person to talk to. I'm sorry if the site drama has pushed you away and it would be awesome to see more of you around next year. I'm certain that many others around here feel the same way as well :)
What happened to your tumblr page? I think your art is awesome and I wanna see more of it! It's just so cool knowing that you make all of those designs by hand and if I had money to burn I'd totally commission you for some block/stamp print designs.
I wish you good luck on your sabbatical to improve yourself, it seems like a lot of us technical guys on this site yearn to get in touch with our creative side. Maybe I'll be able to do the same one day...
Dank facebook memes aside, you're one of the other people on this site that I find interesting and I wish I could get to know a bit better. Or at least that's probably what Facebook wants me to do since it keeps bumping your stuff to the top over all of my irl friends which I honestly don't mind. On top of that I've just been very curious to see how you've been dealing with life and what you do to overcome obstacles so that you can find the confidence to express who you feel you really are, and I am more than willing to provide you support as a friend.
I'll definitely put you towards the top of my list if I ever need somebody to do some paid 3D grunt work for me.
I'm glad to see you back again and it's nice to know that you're still doing alright. I feel like you and I share a lot in common when it comes to our social anxieties and I wish I could be more supportive. Even if it doesn't always seem like it, a lot of us in the IRC do enjoy listening to what you have to say and emphasize with what you may be going through.
After all, you can't have the IRC without RC-*shot*
Heh no but seriously, I wish you well. Hopefully some day we can go chase tornadoes in the south.
Glad to see you try to be active in the community again. You've changed quite a lot over the last three years and it's nice to know that you remain faithful to your community after all that has happened.
I can't really comment about what's going on in your life but I do understand your frustration of people seemingly telling you to just "get over it". I've had the same frustration as well because I felt like I was surrounded by people who I feel cannot understand and emphasize with what I go through and always tell me that "other people have been through worse". It's a very terrible feeling, and I had let it get to the point where I began contemplating certain things and making plans to carry them out.
But recently I've just been following what Moikle has told you and started fighting to not focus on the negative things, even when I find myself knee-deep in shit. I mean I know it's not gonna magically solve my problems but I feel it will definitely clear the rain clouds over my head so I can think better and create a strategy on how to fight my way out of my situation. Because like you said in your most recent blog, there IS a bright side to everything. And the beautiful part is that we're still pretty young as fuck, believe it or not, so we still have plenty of time to reach that side.
So I wish you well on your training to become a man. It's probably gonna take a lot of fighting and you'll probably get one hell of a beating but that's all part of the dynamics of transitioning into a man and becoming what you want to become.
I'm kinda bummed out that you keep deleting your blogs, because I'm curious to know what you've been up to lately. I mean I'm not sure what's going on but I hope you can find the confidence to keep working on game development. And if you don't have the time for it like you used to, then at least you can focus on your art. You have a lot of fans on this site who would hate to see you go, and we're more than willing to help provide encouragement.
Aside from all of that, I hope you're doing well. College can be a bitch but hey you gotta do what you gotta do.
Okay I'll admit I enjoy talking to you on occasion, even though half of the active userbase has expressed discomfort towards you. You're like the first MSN buddy I had back in the day so I found it pretty easy to get used to you.
I wish you good luck in your career.
Not sure what's happened to you but the last time we spoke in the IRC it seemed like you were having a tough time with your life. Hope you're doing alright and it would be nice to see you around here again.
I've enjoyed having you around on this site over the years, as well as the "rowdy-ness" you've brought to many of our discussions. Yes we may have tried to push the website to be more game development related but it's been nice to have people like you around to show that we are not complete squares and love having some fun every now and then.
But anyways, congratulations on 4 years of marriage! I wish you and Afton the best!
Did I ever thank you for the $30 you gave me for correctly guessing Neon Genesis Evangelion as your favorite anime all those years ago? Maybe I did but thanks again!
I know that a while back you were a bit on the edgy side and technically you should still be banned. But hey that's what I liked most about having you around. And I also think it's awesome that you're stationed in Japan, I can imagine that you're having quite a lot of fun over there. I think some of us here still look forward to you posting more about your adventures over there, so you should consider posting pics one of these days!
I see your posts on Facebook every now and then and I'm glad that you've been doing well. I've enjoyed reading your Build engine development blogs, it seemed like you were making really good progress on your projects. You were pretty much like our very own Ken Silverman.
Anyways, wish you best of luck. I'll try to keep an eye out for your projects on Facebook.
Haven't heard from you in a while, I assume you're still busy working towards becoming the best
Pokemon Masterveterinarian that you can be. I hope living as an adult with responsibilities hasn't been too hard for you, because I know I was terrified shitless when I finally moved out of the house to start my own life. I wish you the best of luck!
Also I hope we'll be able to see more of you around next year, even if it's for a 64digits Teamspeak night and a round of Civ or FTB.
I guess I should apologize on behalf of the community if our wild behavior gave you a less-than-welcoming first impression of us. That's the last thing I would have wanted to happen and I am glad to see that our community has greatly matured since then. I was kinda glad to see you join because I wanted (and still want) to have more artists in this community, and I remember you being quite the artist. You seem pretty cool and it would be nice to see you post more often so we can get to know you a bit better.
I recall the days I used to tease you over your jigsaw puzzle girl, those days were, erm...pretty damn fun. On top of all of your cool web development stuff, do you still like doing artwork? I haven't seen you make art in a while so I'd wanna see if you've done anything lately.
Thank you for helping make the IRC fun. Ever since PY left us it's been nice that you've taken it upon yourself to turn xbot into the best goddamn motherfucking IRC robot this world has ever seen.
Even after everything, I'm still gonna write you something whether you cringe or not.
It was kinda cool to see you drop by the IRC every now and then and hear more about what you've been up to. It seems like a handful of members had the desire to get in touch with you again to see what's become to you, and I was pretty reluctant to deny this to them. But of course rules are rules.
Good luck with your studies, it sounds like you're on the right track to starting your career.
I kinda wanted to cry when I saw the blog you posted 2 years ago because it's always painful hearing about fellow members feeling that way. I hope things have gotten better for you since then.
Also I am glad that you've stuck around to share your art and spritework, because it's some of the most expressive artwork I have seen on this site. I can see a lot of emotion into the pieces that you paint, and I can even see it extend into the spritework that you do for your games.
On top of that, thanks for the feedback you've been giving my spritework lately! It's been motivating me to keep working on my sprites and search for a style that is both simple and expressive, kinda like yours :)
Like colseed, I should apologize if I grilled you too much over your +1s. I see that you're pretty reluctant to show your work around here and I apologize if I've been a contributing factor to this. I really do enjoy seeing how you progress with your 3D work, I feel like you have lots of potential in becoming a 3D artist. So don't be afraid to participate more!
Not sure what you've been up to lately but I should totally commission you to draw something for me one of these days. I think I wanted to approach you for doing a Frosty 4 Digits poster at one point and maybe if we have another compo I could commission you to make us one then. Hopefully we can see more of your art on here as well! After all you do participate in artists alleys, no?
Like with Kilin, I feel like I do have a lot ot apologize for as well. I know that you have as much passion for the community as I do and I feel like my erratic behavior and false promises have gotten in the way of you trying to make this a better place for everyone. I respect your decision to step down as staff if it means that you'll be able to contribute to the community as a regular member and honestly to me I feel that the only thing that has changed is the badges under your avatar. You're still one of the most valued people on this site.
We may have had our differences and I may have held numerous grudges against you but I just wanna forget about all of that. There's no point on preoccupying myself with the past anymore and I just want to move on. I now consider you to be a very good friend, and even if I don't share your same musical interest I also consider you to be one of the more interesting people on this site. Especially with the insight that you can provide when it comes to global issues and whatnot so that this site does not become just one giant echo chamber.
Glad to see you sticking around :)
Alright first of all I apologize if I acted like a dick to you the last thing I wanted to do is make you feel unwelcome on this site. I also encourage you to be a bit more active because not only do I think Chaos Weapon looks interesting but also because I like having artists around who do doodle dumps every now and then. Besides, you can't let other users hog all of the fabulousness :)
Aside from all that, I do wish you good luck on your goal to raise enough money to move out. Hopefully with you out of the house, your parents will eventually be able to come to their senses and learn to accept who you are.
It's funny, I did not expect to meet you in person with Acid during last year's GDC but I'm very glad I did.
It's been a while since I've seen you around here, I really enjoyed seeing your art. Plus you're, like, one of the few people who has created fanart for me, which was pretty flattering for me. Maybe I should try tracking you down on tumblr then...
You've done quite a lot for this website by helping us build our culture of community game making competitions, beginning with Scary Four Digits 2011. I mean yeah before then we had a handful of competitions but this one in particular helped kick things off. These competitions have attracted countless new users, many of them whom I've mentioned in this very blog itself. So in the end I should thank you for all of this, because I feel that you and the compos you have hosted have made quite the difference even if you don't think so yourself. Perhaps some day we could host one last competition?
Aside from all of that, you're also among the group of talented individuals that I enjoy seeing around here. I hope you'll be able to share more of your pixel art one of these days, the style of your latest work just looks awesome.
I was so happy to see you become active again when we first started talking about v4 2 years ago or so. Seeing old members like you who are still concerned about the future of the website has helped build confidence in me that the site is still in good hands. I know things have been rather slow lately but it's nice to know that you're still around and hopefully we could finally get the ball rolling on v4 this year.
Hello Alan, I don't want you to think that I forgot about you as well, nor do I want you to think that I've had a hard time trying to come up with something to say to you.
I see you on the IRC a lot and I remember you used to be one of our semi-regulars on Teamspeak. I recall you being in that group with pounce, LAR, and I where we annoyed everyone else by only talking to each other in Spanish. Also, thanks for the birthday cake edit you posted on my blog, I really needed that laugh :)
I'll be seeing you around :)
Oh hello Xxypher!
Not only does this place still exist, I'm giving you a shoutout! We will never go down as long as I still have a breath in my body! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
please kill me now
I know we don't have the best reputation on the GMC but it's good that people like you and NAL can still vouch for us on there. Maybe we no longer have as much to offer as we used to but it's still nice to be on the good side for somebody with your kind of talent and reputation. Don't hesitate to post updates on any cool games that you're working on!
It's been pretty awesome that you've been very consistent with posting updated even if you don't get much feedback in return. Good luck on Sector Six, it looks like it's coming along very nicely.
For those who I have missed, please don't feel left out. As much as I'd like to write something towards all of the users I've crossed paths with, that would require a much greater time investment than what would be possible. Thank you for understanding.
Thank you all for the fun that I've had on this community, and I wish you all a happy 2016!