If I were cast down to hell and had to choose my dinner from a set menu, the main course would be a large vat full of... urghhh..... kimchi. (And of course, the reason I'm in hell to begin with is for murdering my little brother who eats the stuff daily and turns the fridge into a leaky gas chamber).
Perhaps I'm just old, but a lot of people assume a fella must be dead if he vanishes from the online spotlight these days.
The internet does not rule my life, I rule the internet! I also press my own laundry every other Tuesday.
WarioForums! Hey-hey! G'day! And a gassy truckload of how-ya-doin's to my old gang of world wide websters!
Mona, Magma, Glowsquid, Robin, Shyster, Ninja Feline, CM30, T3WB, TB100, Monxi, CMV, JAWF, Metal, Daria, ChickenDinner, and dear old Colonel...... Carloft?
Let me just say, I'm deeply flattered to read you haven't forgotten about me after... what's it been... half a year or more? You're a tremendous bunch. I see a few names have changed, but the same warm, friendly, grotty faces lie behind them (@Boris Carloft's Car Loft , I've been looking for a new transmission, so it's a handy coincidence you became an auto dealer).
Anyhow, I just had to stop by for a bit after finally getting steady internet and a knee-smacking, shiny new computer (which is strictly for work-not frivolity). So I'm feeling pretty tickety-boo and I hope you're not too shabby either, trendsetters!
By the way, cheers for the birthday wishes, but c'mere and I'll let you in on a secret... that birthdate is actually a red herring. Shhhhh...
Happy fishing/playing/treasure hunting to you all!
G'day, WarioForums. I'm taking a bit of a risk logging on here, but I don't think CM30 received the email I requested to forward here, so I have no choice. I certainly don't want to leave the joint with a dark cloud hanging over my head. This is a lengthy post, but it is my last one, so bear with me if you have the patience...
As I mentioned during the last 'upset', the computer I use for online tasks (including WarioForums) is a shared computer within a rural community. Due to my online activities being tampered/vandalised on a recurring basis, I had to lodge a caution notice. I was not surprised to learn I'm not the only one here who has been having security issues with sites like Youtube, eBay, Yahoo, etc.
Our internet out here is extremely touch-and-go. On a regular day it can take anywhere between ten seconds and ten minutes just to load one measly tab, and that's if it loads at all. I constantly find myself bashing the keyboard, trying to refresh a page or log out of a site in sheer frustration, only to get that little loading symbol spin infinitely with nothing happening. Internet users of the world have no idea just how bad it can get in certain parts of Australia.
Just typing this message is an ordeal because the service can't keep up with my inputs (I'm not even a fast typist!) It's absolutely woeful, but that's the gravity of the situation. It's a shared service, and a lot of people use it, so once my time is up, I can't sit around and see if I'm properly signed out of everything. It is NOT the sort of service one should ever use for private messaging, online banking, transactions, etc. Unfortunately, ever since I left uni it's all I've had to rely on. I'm just a poor artist who lives in the sticks, trying to get by.
Now, Magma was right when he said I didn't feel like I belong here. I stand out like a sore thumb. I'm a very busy man and I'm really not suited to internet communities (especially video game ones). I'm just some guy from the bush who grew up loving games in the 90's and early 2000's. I thought that joining a forum would be an interesting thing to try, after BlueJackG invited me via Youtube.
During my time here I tried to contribute to the place. I spent a great deal of time writing posts on art appreciation and everything I've learned on the history of the video game medium. I've also had some ripper conversations with members like MonaWare, Glowsquid, Magma, Pigmask Colonel, TB100, Ninja_Cat, J.A.W.F., and several others.
The last fortnight has been extremely rough on me. I recently lost a tonne of important files and family memories (thousands, in fact) after my main drive broke down during a back up session. It's a long story I needn't go into.
The fact I don't have a secure internet resource has been the constant, nagging cherry on the cake. I have become totally disheartened with computers in general. It's just been one huge set back after another, and as a result I've been a little dramatic and depressed over the last week. My mind is totally shot. Even still, it's my problem and I have to face it like a man.
At any rate, I hope you're all having a great June, getting ecstatic about the year ahead! We don't know what the Smash Bros. fellas are cooking up for the Wario fans.
I also reckon we've got a sure thing in some King K. Rool content! I mean, it's only a matter of time, surely!
In addition, while I've never been keen on Waluigi, I think his supporters will get the last word if they stick to their guns. So best of luck on that one, @Just a Wario Fan (Love your Mad Scienstein profile, by the way.)
Before I go, I'd like to thank all the members who made my time here a happy one, espeically @CM30 for resurrecting the lost threads I started, BlueJack ( @Robin ) for inviting me, Pigmask Colonel for his knowledge and gift of the gab, (and for making the only clean, complete VB Wario Land rip currently online). @MonaWare and @Triple M , you were always terrific contributors to forum conversation, and to my music-based "Tunes" threads. I really miss those. And I can't forget Glowsquid, whom I've always respected as a bubbling fountain of obscure knowledge (something we seem to have in common).
The place has changed a bit since I was at my most active here. Now that everything is gone once again it seems totally futile trying to pick up where I left off. This whole debacle has been exhausting, and I can't keep coming in here deleting any vulgar edits or checking to see if my posts are still in tact. I have a lot of work on my plate, and these internet sessions are totally unpredictable. Sometimes I get it for an hour or more, sometimes only 10-15 minutes.
All I can say is make sure you are always logged out properly from any sites or services you use. And if you *can't* be sure, DON'T, DON'T, DON'T use the service for anything other than casual research or browsing. Please!
Anyhow, I have a shit-load of work ahead of me with a deadline to meet, and a family to support. So I will bid you adieu, WarioForums. Thank you for your patience (if you read this far) and for all the good times you've given.
I won't be logging back on after this message, as I don't want to risk another foul up. I seriously don't have the time or mental energy for anymore embarrassing upsets.
One again, my apologies for all the confusion and commotion over the last month. Enjoy your crepes and garlic, Wario fans.
G’day, folks! This is the angler (of Lake Asparagus), back from a long expedition up the Mitta Mitta River, through the wilds of the Murray Darling Basin. And I have to say, what an utterly miserable homecoming this has been. It wasn’t bad enough my eBay and Yahoo mail accounts were locking me out, but now all my contributions to the forums have been vandalised, or gone up in smoke, along with those who contributed to my threads!
It’s been a struggle just getting back in here. As I already told CM30 in an email, I lost my original Youtube channel some time ago, with years of posts, ratings, and subscriptions down the gurgler (I started that account in late 2006!)
This sort of thing has happened before, and I still don’t know whether it’s an outside culprit, or closer to home. I often use a shared computer within a small community, since my ancient laptop is fair game for viruses. I can’t exactly go around door knocking, asking folks if they’re my friendly neighbourhood hacker.
Australia’s NBN is an absolute joke. Our woeful internet service is so slow, it’s the laughing stock of the west. I’m sure it’s been instrumental in this problem, as you can’t always be certain you’re properly signed out of any given account.
Anyway, I’m at a loss here. CM30 has taken measures to make sure it won’t happen again, on the forums, at least.
Thanks for your concern, everyone (and thanks for your scrutiny, Detective Magma). I know I’m not very active, but I don’t regret knowing you wonderful people. I’ve had some ripper conversations with many of you over the last couple of years.
My sincere apologies for all the hoopla, folks, and thank your mother for the rabbits!