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HEYimHeroic
Posted on 04-30-20 03:17 PM Link | #99032
so! i just checked, and by coincidence, it seems today is my 1000th day being registered on Kuribo64! time... really goes by.

it really still feels like i'm one of the newer users. like i've registered at most a few months ago. but a thousand days... so much has changed since then. it's really weird when i put things into perspective like that. it feels unreal. i've seen users post their last message on this site, and at the time i didn't even know it. users who registered years before i ever did.

i feel like i've definitely also matured quite a bit. and honestly, i feel like Kuribo64 had a lot to do with it. (i'm also sure my first serious big relationship had a big role in that too, of course, but K64 definitely left its impact)

when i first started out on K64, i was kind of a derp. i was just like every other newbie on the site. someone with plenty of ideas, but very little know-how on getting them done. someone with a huge plan for a full mario galaxy rom hack!!! full game 2.5 2!!!!!! and as i stuck around here, and looked around at reality, saw it had to stay that way: an idea. any of my super ambitious goals weren't just going to be handed to me.

i remember when i first realized what K64 was. when i was really young (probably 10?), i remember sitting in front of my Wii after just learning you can connect a USB keyboard to it to type. i hopped on my Wii's Opera browser and searched for "Super Mario Galaxy new mods no SD card" because i had 0 understanding of how any of that worked and thought i could download mods straight from my Wii's browser.

well, one of the links i clicked on were on Kuribo64. this happened twice. and the only reason i know this is because i kept getting worried my parents would walk in and see NWPlayer123's pfp of My Little Pony, or SquidEmpress's post layout of some anime girl and would think i'm gay or something (spoilers!)

i don't remember exactly what was being talked about in the posts, but i do know it had to have been around the time SMG2.5 was popping off. little did i know, i was witnessing something big. something that would have a real lasting effect on the community as a whole.

so when i realized that Kuribo64 was that place i visited all those years ago, i looked into the old archives. i read those things for hours. it was a weird feeling. now, i know why SMG2.5 ended how it did. i knew that even back then. but sometimes i just think about it: those are real people out there. wherever they are now, they're off doing something on their own. they're probably doing things they wouldn't have seen themselves doing 8 years ago. they're off experiencing life on their own, and these old posts are their history.

i think that's why i was always drawn to reading the SMG2.5 archives. not because i was obsessed with the history of the project, but because i was so interested in the history of these real people who all once gathered here. those old posts aren't just history for some large ambitious SMG ROM hack, they're history for these people i'm much too interested in.

i had an old K64 post bookmarked and saw natnew at the top (fun fact: today is their 2700th day registered!). i noticed that their last post was 451 days ago. i thought to myself, "oh, that might've been just before i registered. let's check when i registered and see if i was around when they made that post".

and then i saw today was my 1000th day.

i saw natnew's last post on this forum, at least for a while, and i didn't even realize it.

time really, really flies. natnew is out there right now, experiencing life as it comes. the last 2,700 days of their posts is their history, and it's just a small piece to who they are now.

are there people who deserve to have this weird reminiscence i'm experiencing more than i do? yes. am i at the point of ranting? yes. but do i care? yes.

look, sorry for the long read. but Kuribo64 has kinda become part of who i am, i feel like. and one day, when i eventually make my last post, (which will happen. whether that's due to me moving on, or the forum being archived, whichever comes first) this post will be added to the pile of other posts in the history of me. this post will just be one of many in what is me. this, along with the other 662 posts and 17 threads i've made thus far, will all be a part of what makes me... me. this will also be my history. the past one thousand days of being here are a part of me. it's a part of everyone, whether big or small. (i think the fact that i'm still writing this shows mine's a bit bigger than others, perhaps.)

either way. thank you, Kuribo64. thank you, Arisotura. thank you, everyone. the past 1,000 days have truly been special.

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salty
Posted on 04-30-20 08:04 PM Link | #99033
i can't say much besides hell yeah i feel the same way

this board was very important in my life. helping me mature, establishing social things with people, hell i'm still friends with some of these people.

these guys helped me a lot. you all helped me a lot. yall are the bomb. <3

unrelated but GODDAMN i was here for 6 years. back when we still used blargboard LMAO, good times

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gridatttack
Posted on 04-30-20 11:55 PM Link | #99034
Nice Read! That 1000th day achievement is something special I'll say :)
I was actually looking back at these kind of forums where I first joined, and oh boy, it's been while.

While I feel guilty of not getting to know relative new members like you, it's always nice see some activity still going around. It's sad that forums aren't really that popular anymore, as everything is moving into easier things to set up like Discord.

Also lol at the post layout things xD Back then people did indeed had interesting post layouts 👀
And of course, let's not forget the Post Layout maker, where everyone had similar layouts.

Posted by salty
i can't say much besides hell yeah i feel the same way

this board was very important in my life. helping me mature, establishing social things with people, hell i'm still friends with some of these people.

these guys helped me a lot. you all helped me a lot. yall are the bomb. <3

unrelated but GODDAMN i was here for 6 years. back when we still used blargboard LMAO, good times


<3

I can't believe I've been registered for over 2800 (exactly 3900 days on my first acml-like forum!) days here! Now that you mention blargBoard... I dot miss some themes :<
I think there was even some sort of blog regarding SM64 DS hacking before that too :o

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Arisotura
Posted on 05-01-20 05:24 AM (rev. 2 of 05-01-20 05:25 AM) Link | #99035
all of this brings back some nostalgia...

and reminds me of how I wasn't the best leader for all this. things like the arguments I had with NWP or MoreCowbell, could probably have been solved differently. my memory is fuzzy on the details, but in the end it boiled down to cosmo and me wanting to take decisions to take the project somewhere, but some team members rejected any authority other than that of Glem3.

SMG2.5 aside, I was big on authority and all, which is not always the best way to deal with issues.

(I still think Skelux deserved his ban)

and some things like the switch to Acmlmboard, weren't handled the best. I failed to listen to what the community wanted, because of my own desire to see Blargboard buried (and to have a cleaner, more straightforward and less bloated codebase). it's not even complete as of today, because, well, I'm a lazy fuck. (and why bother at this level of activity? heh.)

and don't get me started on the whole RVLution fiasco. much of it was me trolling the board and trying to pretend it was legit. the end of it (the bit where podverse abuses admin power to trash the board) was unintended, but, well, what can you expect when you run a script to give everybody admin powers? in the end, outright destroying RVLution was a stupid action to take. but at the same time, nobody has cared enough to put it back up, or even put up an archive, which is also why it was doomed to fail: dysfunctional leadership, some toxic users abusing that in their favor.


so, how have things changed?


you might have guessed from my recent Politiscales results. basically, I left my parents' home and discovered the real world in 2016. jobhunting, poverty, depression, etc. as well as that trip through r/LateStageCapitalism and itsgoingdown.org that drove the final nail into the coffin of the old me, and helped turn me into an anticapitalist, forever.

these days, 'anticapitalist' is still the only label I really go by, but things have changed. I've been part of real-life militant events and circles, lived in squats, etc... you learn a lot of things from all that.

so in the end, I'm an anarchist.

looking back at my previous life, and how I am, I feel that this resonates with me. like how I particularly dislike being infantilized or pressured in any way, how I have a strong aversion against authoritarian people, how I went on 'strike' back at high school when my parents tried to force more 'school'work on my sister and me, and punished me like a 6yo when I refused...

this made me think about this very board several times, and like, how can we make it more horizontal. the thing is, you can't just make everybody an admin, there's just too much potential for it to become a shitshow, especially on the internet.

this was the reason behind the 'community matters' forum iirc. but dunno if it's much use at this point?

shrug.


my. thinking this board was started in fucking 2012.

it's going to be 8 years old.

it's been a long ride.

of course, thank you all for being part of this adventure.

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Thierry
Posted on 05-01-20 11:10 AM Link | #99036
all this nostalgia is making me regret this board wasn't part of my life more. I've been here for seven years.

if I recall correctly, back when I first popped up the board was running a modded ABXD that had yet to become Blargboard. I was welcomed by Mega-Mario and Rarity at the time, whom you know as StapleButter Arisotura and Gridatttack respectively.

it was active, but the moderation seemed pretty chill. smg hacking was still alive, and if you needed help you had somebody to turn to. thankfully enough, it took me 3 seconds to realize I wouldn't know how to use Whitehole, so I never got into the hacking scene. nevertheless, I liked the atmosphere with the modding activity.
I was much more open back then, unfortunately I was also more of a pushover. nowadays I've got issues talking to people.

even with the board at its lowest activity, you'll find that plenty will respond if you make a thread like this. otherwise it feels like.. you just don't know what to talk about. that's how I feel at least.
we do have a bunch of members left, members who keep checking the board times and times again despite the silence.

we've come a long way, and yet it feels like I have yet to do anything at all.

HEYimHeroic
Posted on 05-01-20 12:41 PM Link | #99037
Posted by salty
this board was very important in my life. helping me mature, establishing social things with people, hell i'm still friends with some of these people.

oh yeah, definitely. some of my closest friends i met from here, on Kuribo64. JasonTGF and Skek just kinda happened to join around the same time i did and what followed were some of the best moments i've had.
Posted by gridatttack
While I feel guilty of not getting to know relative new members like you, it's always nice see some activity still going around. It's sad that forums aren't really that popular anymore, as everything is moving into easier things to set up like Discord.

like i've probably mentioned in some other threads, i always check Kuribo64 often. whenever i get a little moment of free time, it's just become habit to open K64 from my bookmarks and just check to see if anyone's posted anything new. and yea, as i'm sure anyone who has visited the board within the last year has noticed, a big reason why forums just aren't a thing anymore is because of stuff like Discord.
Posted by Arisotura
(I still think Skelux deserved his ban)

(oh absolutely. recently a bunch of his fanboys raided my Discord server and DMs because i tweeted i didn't like him 3 months ago in a reply)
Posted by Arisotura
my. thinking this board was started in fucking 2012.

it's going to be 8 years old.

it's been a long ride.

of course, thank you all for being part of this adventure.

i can't say i was here from the beginning, but from when i joined, i'm glad to have been a part of the last few years. thank you.
Posted by Thierry
even with the board at its lowest activity, you'll find that plenty will respond if you make a thread like this. otherwise it feels like.. you just don't know what to talk about. that's how I feel at least.
we do have a bunch of members left, members who keep checking the board times and times again despite the silence.

we've come a long way, and yet it feels like I have yet to do anything at all.

ug, this. i don't have much to add; as usual, you said it best yourself. i'm definitely one of those users who keep checking despite the low activity.

but, as evident by everyone here responding, you are all one of those users, too. it's been a while since all of you posted, and here you are. maybe the board doesn't have a lot of posting activity, but a lot of people still do check this place often for new posts. ^^

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iyenal
Posted on 05-10-20 09:33 AM (rev. 2 of 05-10-20 09:34 AM) Link | #99077
1152 days and yet I feel I am still a newcomer here

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I used to be active, but it didn't lasted long unfortunately as it looked like to me the forum transited from nice projects being announced and stuff to how I add a mushroom in SMG2. And not to forget the people I met in Discord.
But K64 is definitely a nice community if we subtract this part, and I still remember all the "events" we had here haha.

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fiver
Posted on 05-17-20 02:47 PM Link | #99096
these boards in 2016 were absolutely a freaky ride. Still dont know how to feel about it as a part of my life, positively or negatively. i'm pretty embarrassed about some of the stuff i did and said but i guess it was a fun time here. Thanks for all the memories


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