Angler of Lake Asparagus
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  • Angler!! So happy to see you :D Hope you’re staying well, apart from the Melbourne Show disappointment of course. I’ve heard we can still buy undistributed showbags. I used to get free tickets every year because I assisted with judging the wool. Often I got more tickets than I needed, so I’m more than happy to forward extras on to you in future. Don’t worry about the thing you wanted to deliver- I think it was a rare Wario Land 4 accessory? Still, always open to buying it. I’m all good with covid, lucky to live within 5km of the beach. Otherwise I’d go proper stir crazy.
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Whoa! Free tickets to the show? I couldn't possibly impose.... then again, perhaps I could? You know, I always fancied the idea of working at the Melbourne Show. It's so neat that you were involved with the wool judging. Wow. Such happy memories going there as a kid.
    You know, I've had this personal little dream for a while that some day one of my books will get popular enough to have a showbag featured there. Haha! Well.... we'll see.
    Anyhow, thanks for getting in touch! It's amazing to meet someone here so close to home! I still have those rare WL4 items. They aren't going anyplace, so I'll keep 'em around for you. By the way, I hope you're still archiving our local bands/musicians? I'm a lifelong music lover, so I keep an archive myself! It's a beautiful thing.
    Wow... What a ramshackle place. The days I spent here seem so far away now. When I look at it today, the WarioForums feels like..... like a small, empty old clubhouse sitting on the edge of a quiet field. Its timbers are groaning in the gentle breeze as an old sycamore buffets its walls; the local sparrows are making a dreadful mess of the roof, and all those months of dust and rainfall has tinted the cheap windows, veiling their moth-eaten drapes that stir from a sneaking draft - swaying like silken dancers before they still themselves once more... Ahhh... Sorry, where was I?
    CM30
    CM30
    I get your point there, but I will say that this sort of attitude isn't exactly gaming exclusive. There's a lot of anger about how politics has seemingly turned into a team game/the equivalent of the console wars, and it's a pattern that's pretty common in the sports world too, with literal rival teams.
    Garfield Shitposter
    Garfield Shitposter
    Hey there (I'm Magma if the name confuses you). Always nice to to see an old face again, especially in these uncertain times.
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Holy moley. Big Magma! I did not expect you to materialise like that. I thought you, Metal and Monaware had long since hung up your boots. Always a pleasure!

    @CM30 Well, I certainly wasn't referring to politics. Haha! Oh boy... No, I was comparing video game culture to other creative interests like film, art, music...
    As for the sporting world, that's a given, but I'm the kind of sports fan that appreciates any team or athlete based on rock-solid talent and well-earned merit. The Tour de France was recently on, and that's a perfect example of a civil sporting culture, demanding talent, teamwork and raw endurance.
    Is Angler seen around anymore? Loved the guy.
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    It's indeed like what Garfield Shitposter said, but he has occasionally been seen again, though, as with 607, he's not a regular anymore, and I heavily doubt he will ever be again.
    Shokora
    Shokora
    That's a massive shame. Hope he's doing okay wherever he is.
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    What a perfectly delicious gesture. Thank-you for writing that, Shokora, it made my evening.
    You know, I can't imagine why you'd write that after my failure to deliver those goods, all that time ago. If you're still in Melbourne I hope you're staying safe and squared away. My family and I are lamenting the cancellation of this year's Royal Melbourne Show. We really wanted to go again this year, but old Mr. Covid - that perfect prick - has put his steel-tipped boot up all our backsides, bless him.
    Happy birthday Angler, we may not see you around here anymore, but you're not forgotten, hope you have a good day where ever you are on this interesting and chaotic world.
    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).
    MonaWare
    MonaWare
    Im guessing that because its hell, ita foods that you hate? If so, mine would be beets. Cant even stand the smell of them. Is an awful food.

    Have never had kimchi before, not even sure Ive ever seen it tbh : p
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Kimchi is a popular Korean food made of salted fermented vegetables like cabbage and radish, swimming in seasoning. Basically, it's rotting zombified vegetables in ooze.
    It's so vile and potent it stinks out your house, attaches itself to you, and pollutes anything in your fridge that isn't sealed in titanium (especially dairy like milk, butter, yoghurt, etc.) I absolutely DESPISE it! Stay well away, Mona.
    Three cheers to the masked stranger who fixed my little post problem on my Wario Website thread. You know who you are (but I don't).
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    G'day there, MW! You betcha, the issue was eventually solved. I posted about it when I returned last Saturday.

    I'm not setting up shop like the old days but I wanted to say hello and contribute a thread or two.
    I invested sooo much time here writing up history essays, research, music appreciation... it seems so futile now that it's all gone. Besides, I don't think there's any interest or a substantial audience around to bother. There's a lot of names I'm not familiar with, and it doesn't look like it would be their bag of chips.

    There seems to be a huge burnout in enthusiasm around here, which is understandable. I've only seen a handful of old natives pop up from the bushes and vanish again. Ah well.... I'm busy with an online course anyway, so I won't invest precious time if there's no action. I hope you're doing well, my Simpsonian bass-shredding saint/friend!
    MonaWare
    MonaWare
    Oh neat, I was actually worried that someone had hacked your profile again. Am glad youre doing well, though!

    I didnt see your post about coming back, I havent been spending much time here lately either. And yeah, most of the people that made this forum what it was are gone.

    I hope your courses are going well, and Im glad that you might be stopping in here again sometimes. Ill be sure to keep an eye open for you, haha.
    Metal
    Metal
    Honestly thought the emu's got you angler it's good to see you returned from planet Australia in the least known kuiper belt.
    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!
    Boris Carloft's Car Loft
    Boris Carloft's Car Loft
    Terrific interview. I've always had a humongous amount of respect for the original core team at Rare, so it's great to have some insight into their production process. Hats off to Mr. Machacek... What a resume he must have.
    CM30
    CM30
    Wonder if Rare will ever release that cancelled Battletoads game?
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Can't thank you enough for this link, Glo. I owe Mr. Machacek the moon and stars for the countless hours of joy I had with Rare's Game Boy library growing up, especially the DKL trilogy. What a boyhood inspiration he was (along with the works of R&D1), through the power of imagination and those humble portables. Tremendous stuff.
    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.

    Lotsa love,

    Angler
    Either way, if you want personal info removed, that's one thing, but wrecking conversations is another.
    I'd like to pretend that you secretly fought your evil twin much like Carl Johnson, warioware turned you evil...

    rip your witty replies I shall get the tombstone ready.
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    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Carl Johnson is a twist and a mystery, all wrapped up in an enigma crust. I'm hoping he releases his autobiography one day, with a film adaptation starring Samuel L. Jackson.
    I feel a bit like a janitor at the moment, mopping up somebody else's vomit off the floor of my inbox (the difference is, I'm not getting paid to do it).
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    MonaWare
    MonaWare
    That reminds me of my retail days. I think most people assume that the womens room is cleaner than the mens room. From my experience, this is not the case Dx
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Angler of Lake Asparagus
    Holy cow! You think you have the opposite sex all figured out, then somebody on the inside throws a curve ball your way. What a revelation...
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