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jakob187

I'm still alive. Life is great. I love you all.

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Well, this is some shit.

As an OG, the only ones I remember (as I haven't been around the site in ages) are Jason and Mat (from back on Comic Vine, which I still desperately miss).

Good fortunes to all caught up in these layoffs.

How long before an exodus followed by Arrow Pointing Down Redux? I'd be down for seeing something new and small again.

Miss you all.

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#3  Edited By jakob187

What crazy time warp did we slip into where this is even a thing that can happen?

Inb4 antitrust lawsuit.

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I...just learned about Nextlander. Boy, I am WAAAAY behind on things.

Kudos to those dudes, wish them well.

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@ZombiePie No word from Dalai or Claude? Man, Claude was just the best. I hope he's doing well (and still alive). Dalai was always one of my favorite avatars.

Yeah. It's weird being an old timer and seeing how things at the site have changed over the years. I don't really check anything out on here anymore, but it isn't anything due to quality. It's really just that I don't have the time.

I moved into the warehousing industry, which led to more pay...but less free time. Between that and having my girlfriend and stepsons, my free time just doesn't exist. Honestly, I wouldn't want it any other way.

Also, BTW...ALAN WAKE 2!!! WHOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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#6  Edited By jakob187

@ZombiePie and @Marino, Thanks for the add! Hope you're doing well!!!

I miss y'all.

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#7  Edited By jakob187

IT'S BEEN SUCH A LOOOOOONG TIIIIIIIIME!!!

Hello, Giant Bomb Community.

Hello, dear old friends.

Long ago, in a very different day and age, I used to live on these forums. I used to eat, live, and breathe video games. I even worked at a LAN gaming center here in my hometown of Waco, TX.

Then...I disappeared. I moved into the warehousing industry, and my free time became shorter. I spent more and more time playing Magic The Gathering than I did video games, but I still slung the keys on Diablo and Path of Exile.

Then I basically quit playing video games that weren't on mobile, because I wasn't at home much.

Then I quit playing Magic.

All because of two main things: I grew up, and I found the genuine love of my life. Let me tell you: she is a damn incredible woman that lights my world up.

I found purpose.

But every once in a while, I come back to these forums and look around. I dig into the old times.

The other day, I made a reference with my girlfriend in the living room while I was playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. I was getting my ass kicked by my 12 year old (because Sora is OP as fuck), and I said "FUCK RYAN DAVIS" in jest. She asked "who the hell is Ryan Davis?"

So I introduced her to our old friend. Then I found Jean Boudin on BLLSL, Gary Whitta talking on the Big Red Phone, the wiki pages. I introduced her to Will Smith's Cum Face, how Drew was the originator of the blinking meme.

I found Street Fighter IV fights between me and LordofUltima on YouTube (if you wanna watch them, it's jakob187 vs loltima). I remembered Sweep telling us about the quality of upcoming movies that he was working on. ZombiePie's blogs. Humanity's fantastic posts. Biff's dumb shitposts.

Fuck, I miss this place.

However, we all grow up.

I'm sure this will get locked up for having no discussion value, but that's fine.

Part of me wanted to stop by and tell old friends: "I'm doing great in life, and I hope you are too."

<>

P.S. How am I still #4 on Top Forum Posters? Y'all gotta start posting more. =P

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Didn't even read the blog.

Just stopping by to say I miss all you delightful bastards, that I'm surprised I'm STILL on the top 10 posters, and I'm still alive.

MISS YOU, ZOMBIEPIE!!! TELL SWEEP I SAID HOWDY!!!

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#10  Edited By jakob187

Now I feel old.

I remember those days. The forums were basically the Wild West. Some people will never know about the characters that were on these forums. Hell, I can't even remember most of them.

And then I look at the sidebar...and I see all the top posters on the forums, and so many of them are gone. It's crazy how much things change.

I'm still shocked that @sweep hasn't banned my ass. LOL