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Title: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: sgore on April 05, 2017, 10:41:24 am
Pat, you care deeply about this community and the people in it and I do respect that and care about you in turn.

Krakow you are always a welcome presence and funny and good at jokes and also quite good overall.

Ink sometimes I think you are the only person here tethered to reality and I mean that in a good way.

Martyk is still the forum's bartender. That is an important job.

I have more things to say but we'll start here.
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: sgore on April 05, 2017, 10:52:01 am
Tesla hanging out with you online is electric.

GD you are GD cool.

Rysworld? More like Rysuniverse.

Slinky you are way more fun than an actual Slinky.

Gauph you are my everthing and I should be drawing more and I'm sorry I'm not.

Gec, I am a huge fan. Please remember us when you're famous.

I have more probably.

Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Slinky on April 05, 2017, 10:52:45 am
sgore you are such a nice guy and making a thread like this seems like the exact kind of thing you would do.

pat you're a really smart guy and you seem really strong to have dealt with a lot of the bad things in your life that you have, and you do deserve to be listened to. same to GD as well.

ink is kind of like the cool dad of the forum i think.

sam your sense of humor is great and kind of influenced mine growing up.

gauph i love your art style and also sense of humor as well.

i'll also add more
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: sgore on April 05, 2017, 10:53:54 am
THANK YOU

Also, Brandonazz has some Brandon snazz going on and we all need to acknowledge that.
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Slinky on April 05, 2017, 10:55:01 am
GD your poetry is legitimately really good. rys's is too

also rys your art is coming along great! keep practicing - it's impressive the range of things you can draw

tesla you and i see eye to eye on a lot of things and i like that

marty (barkeep) it's so cool you're like IN the games industry! runbow was in smash!!

brandon is really, really knowledgeable about a lot of things
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Slinky on April 05, 2017, 10:55:59 am
also THANK YOU SGORE
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: sgore on April 05, 2017, 10:59:42 am
eropS if you ever find the other half of the heart pendant we can join it together and solve the riddle of the missing gold.

Ultimatum, I am delievering an ultimatum. Recognize how neat you are. Or else.

Lurk, I am sorry for making a cartoon suggesting you stole the sandwiches that one time. You would never do that.
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Great Distance on April 05, 2017, 11:19:08 am
Pat is kindah cool. He is very Patsy. I find his stupid shenanigans kind of endearing. Pat is very passionate and we need passionate people.

KS is our moderator. He is teh coolness. He really seems like the guy who knows what's cool.

Slinky is our talented little teenager. His drawings are good and fun. And he has a big heart. That's good.

Ink is a good guy. He won't take part in crazy nonsense. Inky is very down to earth and empathic.

Gauph is laid back, funny and also talented.

Sgore made this thread, so I must mention him. The person who made this thread must be a good guy.

Yokto is nice and innocent and helpful. He is also a person who won't take part in nonsense. A very good guy.

Flisch doesn't come here anymore, but he is also nice and innocent. He is shy and sweet. It is cute.

Brandon is relatable, and has a nice emo vibe that I like.
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Slinky on April 05, 2017, 11:22:31 am
erops you're a genius for tapping into the stoner cookie market

lurk you seem very internet savvy

ulti I don't know you very well but love ya man

RIP FLISCH IM SORRY FOR MAKING FUN OF YOU
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on April 05, 2017, 11:22:41 am
I want to thank Slinky, Tesla, Inkling, and Didero collectively for being there to talk to me and help keep me sane and distracted.
I cannot imagine where my head would be without being able to open up to people in my life that actually kinda care about me.

Pat, I want to thank you for keeping the fire here kindled and always pushing us to be creative. Not only that, but your philosophies and politics keep me on my toes, and have helped me to rectify some mistaken beliefs that I'd picked up without critique.

Inkling, again, is the most grounded person I know. He's calm and rational and friendly. He puts up with me for hours on end, sharing music and rambling until Didero wakes up and Inkling can tag out. If you want a clear-headed take on something, he's your guy.

Slinky is a meme machine that is bigly tremendous in his ability to keep me smirking on facebook, and the nonsensical but topical banter is a laff.

LadyM, I miss you. Thank you for setting me straight and teaching me how to behave on the internet in a period of my life where friends were foreign.

Krakow has influenced me tremendously, too. In some argument, someone said I was his yes man, and in truth, I've grown to think much like he does.

Not only that, but he, /lurk, and Pat pulled me into the old RPs with their wonderful writing. (Note: It was /lurk's sense of humor that drew me in most, which Pat later found hilarious.) Never had I mashed the refresh button like that before, waiting for the arc to curve one tic along.

And I want to thank anyone reading this. I've moved more times than I can count... probably near 20. You guys are my oldest, best friends. Without you, not only would I be starting over in every other way, but I'd have nobody but FB friends I've not seen in half a decade.

I tell people I live on the internet. This is where.

Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on April 05, 2017, 11:24:15 am
> ulti I don't know you very well but love ya man

awww

(thanks!)
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on April 05, 2017, 11:26:28 am
I'm not relatable or emo, GD, we just both have depression!  ;D

Oh, and thank you Ovi, for being the best fictional cartographer this side of Middle Earth.

Gauph may bring the best one-liners and should have a successful graphic novel by now, but I also have a map fetish, and Ovi is my pornographer. 
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Slinky on April 05, 2017, 11:30:41 am
Brandon that was the most profound post so far. Made me actually smile. Gonna write something similar when I get home
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on April 05, 2017, 12:28:53 pm
That's kind of you. You'll make a great faggot someday. The best.

I will make sure of it.

Once you're eighteen.
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Rysworld on April 05, 2017, 12:31:24 pm
I'll echo Brandon's sentiment about this being a home. I've been visiting this website since halfway through my twelfth year, about eight years now, and more than a third of my life.

This place is one of my pillars, and you all are a part of that. From the contentious, to the fair, to the friendly, to the creative, the discussions and the back-and-forth here have helped to socialize me, beyond what I would have attained on my own as a socially awkward Aspergic with few-to-no strong IRL friends until halfway through highschool. You guys have helped me and, on the occasions where frustrations arise and I put my foot in my mouth or just out-and-out insult somebody- I can recall at least one occasion of both- you guys are quick to forgive even when most people might rightfully not be.

I've only ever been to like, two birthday parties as a kid, and I don't recall ever throwing one of my own that others attended- that's the kind of social life I'm talking about, for reference.


I have to give first mention to the typically-absentee, ever-missed Flisch, since he's the reason I joined this forum- Spore: The Game was one of many similar forum games I found while searching for such during those periods just before Spore came out, and was what brought me here. He's a pretty cool dude and very occasionally we chat on Steam, though that hasn't happened in a while.

Pat you're like a... I don't want to say "a big brother" because that's kind of an odd thing to say to someone you've never met, and doesn't capture it exactly besides, but I'll go so far as "wacky uncle-like older friend". You're pretty cool, and you have a way of bringing odd and interesting things into a discussion that nobody realized were missing.

GD I don't mention it much, but I identify with some of your struggles. Fighting against the **** inside your own head just to get through what you have to do is an exhausting, toiling experience. The personal perseverance you show in the face of it honestly inspires me. I wish I were more like you. Also, you're a complete cutie.

Slinky I envy your artistic ability. I really like the way you draw people and also that you can just sort of smoosh biological shapes around until you get hilarious things, like Uncle Skrotor and Cousin Joe. It's dope. You're dope.

Gauph I envy your artistic ability for a different reason. I'll say it again, verbatim: I really dig your outline-ambivalent, pixel-pencil style. I especially liked the comic you made a few pages of throughout the March daily-draw, the one about those two chumps going into an old technocastle. Pretty cool.

Marty I kind of missed the bandwagon for this by a mile but holy crap you actually are, like, a professional gameman. Dude. DUDE. It's so wicked awesome, I really cannot overstate this.


To everyone on this forum: For attending to my loneliness better than reality ever did, thank you all. For being such fantastic individuals as to make this group so great, thank you all. I'll remember you all on my deathbad, wherever and whenever in the future that may be. You've made a true impact on my life, for the better. Without this place I would assuredly be doing worse. Sorry if I didn't name you, but it took me like an hour to write this, I am not very good with compliments. Know that I do appreciate you.
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on April 05, 2017, 12:58:22 pm
I'll echo Brandon's sentiment about this being a home. I've been visiting this website since halfway through my twelfth year, about eight years now, and more than a third of my life.

I remember you as a kid. You've changed so much.

I love that the internet allows these new kinds of very personal friendships to exist without meeting in person.

People frown on 'internet friends,' but if Pat starts The Revolution and I have to pick 10 people to form a co-op / mob / vanguard with...

Well, I'll have never seen a single one of their faces in person.
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Slinky on April 05, 2017, 04:01:46 pm
Okay, now that I'm home and not on a phone I can make a legitimate post. There's not a whole lot I can say that Brandon hasn't said already, but I grew up with you guys and consider you very close friends - internet friends, sure, but better friends than many of those I've known in person.

You've all influenced my sense of humor, political views, etc. and when I was younger I looked up to a lot of you. I've never even listened to the podcast so I must have just been incredibly lucky to stumble onto this little forum. I'm happy I've gotten to know some of you outside of the forum, and for those that I haven't, I'd love to - so any of you, feel free to message me or add me on social media or something.
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on April 05, 2017, 04:24:26 pm
Do it, his hair is luxurious.
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on April 07, 2017, 11:06:48 am
This is really sweet. I didn't even see this thread.

I'll just say that I like you guys a lot. All of you. It's a good community even if we don't see a lot of activity, at least not as much as back then. It feels good to know I've got a hold of you guys on steam and elsewhere in case the forum croaks one day.
It's always nice to pop in here each day and read a bit, see how things are going. It's a lot of fun to see people dip in and out of the art threads. I don't say much but it warms my heart to see people enjoying their hobbies.

We've shared a lot of our highs and lows on here. I get a sense of honesty from you guys I don't get even from some of my non-internet friends. It relieves me to know that while we all have our difficulties that we're working hard and sticking it out.
It's been nice playing games with you guys. So many great sessions over the years. Infiniminer, bit of Left 4 Dead, tons of Minecraft, some Freelancer, Diablo 2, Haven and Hearth, and others. I may be down on games in recent times but I would still say it was time well spent especially with you guys. Games aside we also spent a lot of time in chat in IRC or Gabbly or whatever. Had loads of interesting conversations and moments.

It's been some good, honest, chill times. Looking forward to more.
If it weren't an expensive pain in the ass I would totes get everyone together in one place for a week so we could all hang out, eat some food, watch some shows, and other crap like that. :0
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on April 07, 2017, 11:08:59 am
basically i think you guys are all cool and we should smooch probably
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Inkling on May 16, 2017, 08:26:53 pm
I forgot to post in here.

I'd often say, specifically about the old irc or other chats we had, that you had to be some kind of nerd to end up around here.  I of course meant that in a good way.

Given the subject matter of this place, to wind up on this forum you must be a creative, intelligent, curious person.  You'd be a bit of a daydreamer, have some artistic leanings, and at at least one point, be an idealist to sit around dreaming up stuff like we have over the last 10+ years.

Somebody called me the cool forum dad earlier and I guess I'm gonna sound like it now but I see a lot of potential in all of you, whether things are working out right now or not.  I think we're gonna be okay.
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: LadyM on May 17, 2017, 07:13:57 pm

LadyM, I miss you. Thank you for setting me straight and teaching me how to behave on the internet in a period of my life where friends were foreign.


Thank you and I miss you too.

This thread brought tears to my eyes. I haven't been here as much, life moved on for me in many ways. It's been 12 yrs since I found this place and I watched everyone grow up. I made many good friends, met some in person and lost some along the way.

Since I've been here my kids got married, I became a grandmother, I got divorced, I lost my ex to cancer, I had cancer, my sister has cancer, I moved three times and I'm still single and sometimes lonely.

I wonder how different my life would have been if I'd never found this place. This led me to all the adventures that have happened since and I guess that's all because of Spore.

I love all of you and I'm so proud of you all. I love that you're all still here, you still connect and still talk to each other.

Keep it up  :-*
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 17, 2017, 11:26:58 pm
sup ladym you're rad
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Slinky on May 17, 2017, 11:29:35 pm
ladym ur cool
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Neoadept on May 18, 2017, 06:36:04 pm
Okay.  No snark.  I can do this.

You know, I can, and it's mostly thanks to you guys.

I came to this forum a very angry, self conscious person.  You helped me gain confidence in my writing and, thank god, improve it, and that was a springboard for a lot of the things I like about myself now.  And these days I'm positively mellow which, looking at the rest of my family, is a small miracle that I'm deeply thankful for.  I don't think I'd have been able to make half the friends I have in real life if I didn't make the ones I have here first.

I know I don't post here a lot anymore, and when I do it's usually some snarky egotistical nonsense, but believe it or not this forum still has a permanent slot as the first tab in my browser.  I may refresh it once a day instead of once an hour these days, but this place means a lot to me, and I'm genuinely glad to have known all of you.
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Slinky on May 18, 2017, 07:26:55 pm
Neo it was cool roleplaying in IRC with you when I was little! I'm glad to hear you're doing well :)
Title: Re: The genuine non-trolling non-sarcastic "Say Nice Stuff About Each Other" Thread
Post by: Gec on May 18, 2017, 10:17:58 pm
Gec, I am a huge fan. Please remember us when you're famous.

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