So I just got done bitching at Joben in another thread and thought about why I responded to him the way that I did. Mainly because I really don't know him, not sure how long he's been around or if he's been here just as long or longer than me and we just never conversed before but I'm not too familiar with him. Admittedly while I have been lurking I have not been consistently posting lately so I missed out on a lot. This got me thinking about the maniacs I have known for quite some time and about the time when I first came across Mania.
It was in 2008, if memory serves, and at the time John G. and Kevin were posting all over the place in every thread. The sun was overhead, the sound of music wisping merrily through the air as blue jays fluttered about nearby. I remember that I lurked for quite a long time before I actually started posting. I remember the first time I got into it with OJR and I didn't like him. At all. I think it was around the time that Mask passed away and in that thread we had a difference of opinion on what was or wasn't respectful to say about someone who had just passed away. Since then I've come to realize that OJ is pretty fuckin cool peoples and first impressions don't always dictate the rapport you end up having with someone.
Socially, Mania has taken up a lot of my time over the years and when I am around on a consistent basis I enjoy the hell out of it. It's because we can come on here and talk about anything and everything (within reason) and on a boring work day when not a damn thing is happening Mania helps us through that monotony sometimes by providing us with some frustrating/mean spirited exchanges. These exchanges don't always end bad.. in fact a lot of times new friendships arise as a result. Mutual respect is earned. Now, If I were a lesser man, a petty man or just a heaving, snarling, frothing at the mouth, rabidly enraged person I would probably say something like:
"Fuck you Joben. Seriously dude, fuck you. Fuck you for derailing my educational thread.
RIGHT HERE MOTHERFUCKER!
MY THREAD WAS ABOUT REFINEMENT AND TASTE AND REAL SHIT AND YOU FUCKED IT ALL UP.
YES I HOPE YOU DIE AND I HOPE YOU ROAST IN HELL YOU SON OF A BITCH!"
And that's what I would say if I was petty like that. I'm not though. I'm not like that. At all. So I'm not gonna say that. I'm going to move on, make lemonade, etc..
What are some of your memories about your first debates here at mania or just some big ones period? Or just some funny maniac memory?
For me, one of the best ones will always be Kevin's fight story fanpost. When he walked into a bar and beat the living shit out of some guy that was 6'2 and built like a line backer. Then just as he was about to walk out the guy says "I'm still right here Kevin." So Kevin turns around and works that chump over again like a boss.
Hell as much as I hate to say it I even miss my damn near 4 page long back n forth arguments with StrikerDave.
Dakatak's pain train comics were the shit! The whole ABN vs Pain Train era was pretty damn entertaining.
So what about you guys? Anything?
EDIT: And it would be wrong for me to leave out Scottidog, my partner in crime in my war against Mot. RIP Scotti.