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Gen. Chat “Get to know your fellow OB'ers” by nomad

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Nurse Chapel 2 years ago on 03/16/12
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1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?


I was at a con getting lunch with some friends and the topic of nerdy social networking sites came up. someone said that this place was a shithole of creepy jerks. curiosity got the best of me and here I am. the whole thing is kind of hilarious in hindsight, since the very person who said he hated OB would probably love it if he found it now. and I don't know what creepers he found since he didn't even realize this place had a forum. but hey, his loss.


2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?


I fucking love you people. I know I've only met a handful of you in person, but seriously, best online community I've ever joined.

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?


everyone being so damn far away. the east coast seems to be a barren wasteland once you get north of NYC.

4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?


Not yet. every year I try, and every year life gets in the way. this year I know BC is pretty much not happening (yet again) so I'm aiming for D*C so I can at least get to see some of you guys.

5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?


finally getting to meet everyone! also, a mobile version that doesn't make my fat fingers constantly click on profiles would be pretty rad.
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LeTonzy 2 years ago on 03/16/12
Equipped: Ticket for the Man Train named "there's a train i wouldn't mind riding on"
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?

I was on a anime forum site an remember seeing a banner, I think. Years later
I was talking to my life long friends Mercedes an ob came up. She said I must
join and that she would send me a free membership. I thought, well the price is
right an join. I like it so far.

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?

The peoples. Everyone I've met in person, even though it was a few, are awesome
so down to earth. I met jae, gavin and lewis at a new years eve party an they were
super delightful! Jae has some serious moves on the dance floor. Later Mercedes,
Gavin, Lewis and I went to in-n-out an had a great conversion. I was very happy to
hang out with such great people.

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?

Not sure yet. I would like to hang out with more of you but not having a car
sucks

4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?[/b

I do plan to go to BC some day but I cant this year because of my work. Next
it happens on the west coast I will go.

[b]5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?


Hopefully getting to meet other local ob members. Maybe get together at local pubs, drunken picnics, drunken beach parties or drunken MTG, Super munchkin tournaments. I'm moving back to socal at the end july so maybe I'll post in events
for us to hook up.
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The Evil Dead 2 years ago on 03/18/12
Equipped: Power Armor Upgrade: "Screw Attack"
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?

I randomly stumbled upon this site thanks to the Google wormhole, and I decided to study the local fauna...

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?

There's nothing off limits...
That, and I doubt there is another group of people as kind, funny, and fucked up as those of OB

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?

Like everyone else, I hate that some of you are so far way...

4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?
I tried to get there last year, but life got in the way. I would love to go this year!

5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?
Meeting more of you in the flesh! AV chat will have to do until then....
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Panzer Panda 2 years ago on 03/18/12
Equipped: Triforce
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?

Randomly jumping around the internet and say it pop up. Trolled around for a few weeks and decided plunge in.

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?

The wide variety of topics and view points that people bring to the forums that even if I have nothing to add or say about a certain thing there are always plenty of people that throw out information that I find it interesting to follow

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?

Feeling that I live a dull and uninteresting life compared to the bulk of the members

4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?

No I have not but would greatly enjoy attending sometime when my vacation funds outweigh my monthly bills.

5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?

Seeing everyone in real life and being taken advantage of in my sleep.
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Devil Fruit Bubble Tea 2 years ago on 03/18/12
Equipped: Explosive Collar. You are not Super-Lucky.
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?

Rexall was bugging me to join for years. Met a bunch of the OB crew at his birthday party at Katwalk, got sloshed, skipped along the streets with others on how we were off to kill the wizard, and kissed Sergio

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?

Getting to know some cool people and fun details, like that Thundercats revival, food debates and exploits, nd getting to know new people outside of the Jersey/NYC area. Also, that Marky Mark got yo back story.

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?

That I don't get to see many of you

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4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?

I've been to two (2010 and 2011), and would say the at Marina Del Ray was very fun. brogah, the trip to Jolibee for chickenjoy, and more nerd soup for everybody. (someone make kev do his damn monologue)

5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?

somehow making it to Ryan's sausagefest and meeting you all there.
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LeeChan 2 years ago on 03/18/12
Equipped: Keys to the Pussy Wagon named "My name is Buck, and I came to cook duck."
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?

Best friend of mine (Supaaren) told me about OB after coming back from a convention. She had some super early early account. Got one shortly after her because I think Matthew and I were on one of our many many "breaks" and I was searching for ass.

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?

The extended family. I know I can travel anywhere in the US and many places overseas and have crash space, friends and a support network.

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?

The distance. And trying to get friends in this city to join and stay on OB. Trying to explain that the value of a site like this is really high.

4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?

Two year ago in LA. So many many thanks to Jake and Jen for pulling all the needed strings to get me out there. The first few days were a whirlwind, but I remember getting up on the roof and watching the sun start to come up over the mountains one late night/early morning. Oh god, and my first night there. At Glow. That was magical. Meeting so many of you for the first time. Fuck, I'm going to tear up now. I'm trying my best to get out to LA for a repeat this year.

5.) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?

Getting more friends on this site! Like nategri and SunKun! And seeing everyone at least once a year. And trying to make my wedding an OB wedding.

6.) (Optional) Would you hit it?

Yes.
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Tulip O'Hare 2 years ago on 03/18/12
Equipped: Foreigner Belt... ROCK! named "Stealin' yo JOBS"
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?
My big brother Matt (Sarsippius/K-Devil) joined and almost immediately started bugging me to join. I ignored him for a while. Then I started lurking (without an account) on and off for a while. Then Brian and I went with Matt to hang out with the Atlanta crew for Matt's birthday. We had such a great fucking time that we both signed up as soon as we got home to Philly.

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?
For me personally: I haven't even been here two years, but I've made so many amazing friends and had countless great moments and fantastic experiences that I never would've had otherwise, and I can't thank you guys enough. This place seriously lights up my life.
In general: The levels of sanity, maturity and respect shown here are MUCH higher than in most places where geeks gather. So not only is it a safe place to let my nerd hair down with a bunch of other nerds, but it's also safe to talk/argue about things at an adult level, to show up at a gathering where you haven't actually met any of the other people in person yet, to be a female nerd without getting harassed constantly...

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?
The passive-aggressive cycle of cliquey bullshit, wherein people either insist that there is no cliquey bullshit when there is, or take it way more seriously and personally than they should.

4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon.
My first and only BC thus far was ACBC, and one of my really iconic memories of it was the Hex Hex/Wizard Slizzard gathering that turned into the 22-man King's Cup game on Saturday night. Oldbies and newbies alike from all over the country, many of whom had only met that weekend (or that night), doing absurd things and getting drunk together, joyously. It was fanfuckingtastic.

5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?
OB 2.0
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Lord_BullGod 2 years ago on 03/18/12
Equipped: Triforce named "ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL!!!!!!!!"
2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?

The pussy.

Moderator Tulip O'Hare Says:

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positivespace 2 years ago on 03/19/12
Equipped: Semi-Offensive Engrish T-Shirt named "And it only cost $75!"
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?

I met John on (hahaha) cosplay.com years ago and through getting to know him I found out about BootyProject which then turned into this.

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?

You guys are some of the funnest nerds ever.

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?

You guys are also some of the farthest away from me nerds ever.

4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?

I was at BC08 (?) in Vegas and had a great time connecting with people, drinking way too much and taking pictures of people with my phone. This year's BC falls right before my birthday, so I'm still up in the air if I'll make the trek down or not but we'll see!

5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?

I always like seeing how new members add their own flavor to the mix. It keeps us old farts on our toes. (Or, at the very least, makes us look at everyone's screen names and go, "Are you someone I know with a new screen name or just some new person?"
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John Booty 2 years ago on 03/19/12
Equipped: Sparkledonkey's Gallbladder
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?

Tee-hee!

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?

The obvious answer is "the people" but I'll take it a step farther and say that it's the culture.

Do you remember the first Otakon we were at en masse? I remember warning the heck out of everybody - just stopping short of threatening physical violence, haha -- that everybody had to look out for each other as far as drinking too much was concerned. I was really worried about a bunch of horny nerds drinking too much, getting into unsafe situations, etc.

I harped on that stuff a lot in our early years. These days, I don't have to, because we've turned into a very self-policing community where people really take care of each other.

It's not like I taught people to do that or anything. I think I was just very public about my feelings about that stuff, and so OB attracted like-minded people.

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?

The name!

And me. I'm the limiting factor. Not for lack of trying but I really hold this place back. If only I'd gotten it to the point where it was a full-time job.

4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?

The first Bootycon in Virginia Beach was a highlight of my life. Just seeing the community all come together. Another highlight was the talent show at the most recent one. Amazing performers, good spirits, everybody looked great, and we had a gosh-darned proposal.

5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?

Finishing the new design and functionality so we can advertise it again, and get new blood in here. I just feel embarrassed advertising this dated design at the moment.
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Creepy Stalker 2 years ago on 03/19/12
Equipped: N00dz of akanepanda
Panzer Panda said:
5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?

Seeing everyone in real life and being taken advantage of in my sleep.


I've scheduled an appointment.
PS: It was last Tuesday. :-)
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seggs 2 years ago on 03/19/12
Equipped: All-New, Portable, Take-Anywhere Llama named "Tina"
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?

Back in 06, i saw an ad. it had my attention right away on an intuitive level. i regret not heeding my instincts; i decided against joining because i felt i wasnt "otaku" enough, nor was i able to maintain consistent quality posting to be a worthwhile member of a forum community. i finally joined in january 08 because i felt i had an adequately basic education into modern anime and if i was going to join a forum community, i had to learn somewhere.

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?

the personal sense of community. the ferocious sense of family extended to all, from the most senior members to the greenest boot. everyone gets the benefit of the doubt until its obvious they are not, in the very least, trying to make this a better place.

post yo real pic. not being able to hide behind anonymity, i feel, allows one to emotionally invest in this place.

no delete/edit post option. gives incentive to think before i speak (type).

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?

nomad said:
Being far from the people I've met on OB.

there have been so many times when ive read something and wanted nothing more than to be there with the person to offer a consoling hug, toast a cold one, roll a storm of dice, whatever the situation may be. but i cant because they live between half a days drive, and half a country away.

trying to fall asleep, alone in my quiet room, the first night after a BC. THAT is the worst.

well, worst next to the search "function".

4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?

I attended BC08, 09, and 10. im always nervous about doing anything for the first time. i just dont know what to expect; i feel lost and unprepared. my plane got in around 2230 and i didnt get to the hotel until just before midnight. i checked in and dropped my stuff off in my room. i missed man-date so i was totally clueless where people would be, but i figured, "this is vegas(ish), theres gotta be SOME people up and about, right? right...?" meeting all you wonderful faggots at that bar in the middle of the casino floor let me know i was in the right spot, i was welcome, and most importantly among friends. i felt such an incredible weight lifted from my chest; im not sure i could have enjoyed the weekend as much as i did had i missed that gathering.

5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?

a working search function.
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Orin Sempton 2 years ago on 03/20/12
Equipped: Map to Secret Pirate Hideout named "X never, ever, marks the spot"
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?

I saw something about this place while I was at Otakon 2k6. I put it in the back of my mind till one day I got bored and signed up. I lurked, made an ass of myself and had fun.

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?

Hands down, the people. I have met some amazingly cool people on this site and made some damn good friends.

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?

The distance from everything.

4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?

No. I'd like to hit one when I know more people and wont feel awkward. I'll make sure I bring the armor though.

5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?

The future. Going to more cons and meeting more of you.
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mheart 2 years ago on 03/20/12
Equipped: Lawn Gnome named "I'm so wise. I'm like a miniature Buddha."
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?

Amberwolf linked it on a forum we were on. It seemed interesting so I joined the beta. That was eight years ago - wow!

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?

To still be a part of this community and to have witnessed how it changed and grew. We're tight-knit. I'm so happy to have made friends on this site. It means a lot to me that people have stuck with me through both bad and good times. The forums are great but AV chat actually has been a blast itself; I'd say some of my closest friends from the site were e-met there.

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?

The distance. I also want to see more new people getting involved and sticking with us.

4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?

My first and only BC so far was '09 - Myrtle Beach.

Admittedly I went into it a little dazed: meeting 150+ people over one weekend was pretty overwhelming. I felt almost like an outsider getting into this huge group of friends but reached out a lot and by the end of it things were totally awesome.

My favorite part was being on the beach at night because almost everyone was there and not very splintered off. It was just so relaxing and fun, especially after the poker game.

I'm not sure which BC I'll be at in the future thanks to my schedule but would love to go again someday.

5.) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?

Making more friends and getting to know people better here.

And the new site design!
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Donitsu 2 years ago on 03/20/12
Equipped: Spike Spiegel's Gun (Jericho 94)
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?

If I'm not mistaken, I was drunk one night and I thought the forums were amusing.

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?

The search feature. Some of the meetups have been hilarious.

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?

The search feature.

4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?

Yeah, went to Myrtle beach a few years ago. Was wicked fun, met a ton of cool people. I can't think of one actual moment from the time I was down there, but I enjoyed it. The whole thing was pretty much a blast.

I'll probably go to another one eventually (year or two), returning to school to DO SCIENCE has been relatively time consuming as of late.

5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?

Uhh, I dunno. Maybe talking to Sergio drunk while he poops again.

6.) (Optional) Add your own question here.
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Grave 2 years ago on 03/20/12
Equipped: Bad Mother F*cker Wallet named "I ain't even gotta say it."
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?
Through some crappy anime podcast and I thought I saw some cute girls here and figured why not...

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?
The amount of knowledge and perspectives the collective brings to any conversation.

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?
With that vast knowledge comes very opinionated, immovable thinking.

4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?
I have been to Virginia Beach and Myrtle Beach Bootycons.

Best moments from Virginia; the wine tasting and inviting the neighbors, Erin giving me a mohawk and then walking to that crappy bar and drinking free PBRs because we had mohawks.

Myrtle: First man on man kiss with Gavin. Nuff said.


5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?
Throwing more watermelons off of balconies.
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marinasaurus rex 2 years ago on 03/20/12
Equipped: Shark With Frickin' Laser named "Raymond"

1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?


I was looking at the Fanime message boards and some people were actually making fun of OB, so of course I had to go check it out, and well, then the rest is history!!!

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?


ALL MY SUPER COOL INTERNET FRIENDS!! Oh my gosh I seriously have met some of the most amazing, intelligent, hilarious and caring people in the entire world on this site. It constantly blows my mind how supportive and loving people are towards each other.

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?


Definitely being far away from all my loves!!

4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?


My first BC was Henderson!! Been to Marina Del Rey and AC/BC also, can't wait for this year!!

Probably my favorite moment from my first BC was walking into the lobby and being kind of intimidated by the giant mob of nerds I knew from the internet all standing around, which then erupted into MARINA!!! Also when I tried to shake John's hand and he bear attack hugged me instead.

Not from my first BC but last year when I was singing Still Alive and everyone started singing along. YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA <3 <3 <3


5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?

More BootyCons of course, also seeing the site revamped and getting some new super cool hep folks all up in this!
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(s)Aint Chimo 2 years ago on 03/20/12
Equipped: Rose Bouquet named "Do these smell like chloroform to you...?"
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?

The long time established members Anti, Wicked Element, and Chocolate Thunder encouraged me to join for the longest time. Around AnimeLA 2008 I finally did join. I've been having fun ever since!

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?

The different people and perspectives, poking gentle fun with members I know, seeing how awesome everyone here is in times of crisis, meeting OB peeps in person and being really happy to see the person behind the forum picture! Also, all the ham I can handle!

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?

I guess it would be how utterly green I was when I joined the site and got ripped apart the first few months I was on here. That sucked but oh well, I'm still here! I definitely wish I hung out with more people from here more often.

4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?

2010 Bootycon and I was there only for one evening (-sob-) but I had a blast when I was there! Favorite moment was when I gave John Booty a gift certificate to Olive Garden and hearing Phil's song about different members! And I met Jarod, last time he was in LA prior to that I was wicked sick and couldn't hang out with him :(

5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?

Being in the calendar this year!!! Meeting more people, seeing more people share their lives and their FOPs.
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Ryan the Lion 2 years ago on 03/20/12
Equipped: Radtaculous Glove of POWWWEER named "Knife-proof bionic hand!"
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?

I saw the banner a few times over at Something Positive. To be perfectly honest, I was single and looking for hgook-ups, so I thought I'd give it a shot.

2.) What would you say is the best thing about OB?

Obviously, the people are the best thing about OB in general. For me personally, the finishing school effect has been immensely helpful. When I first joined, I was not nearly as grounded as I am now and I thank my constant desire to make a good impression on you misfits for that.

3.) What would you say is the worst thing about OB?

Becca said it best...

Somebody said:
The passive-aggressive cycle of cliquey bullshit, wherein people either insist that there is no cliquey bullshit when there is, or take it way more seriously and personally than they should.


4.) Have you been to a Bootycon? If yes, tell us about one of your favorite moments at your first Bootycon. If no, do you plan to attend this year or in the future?


My first BC was Fertile Beach, which gets a bad wrap for a lot of (very good) reasons, but I had an absolute blast and was incredibly flattered and excited that so many people knew who I was and wanted to party with me. My favorite moment was when I introduced myself to John and he said, 'Dude, you're one of my favorite posters!"

Also, me + Tori + vodka = crazy awesome Bloody Mary's.

5) What are you most looking forward to in regards to OB?

It's hard to pin down what I look forward to the most as far as OB is concerned. The best answer for me is that I really want to continue making friends through the site and working to strengthen the friendships I already have. The less mushy answer? Get as many of my sausages into OB mouths as possible.
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kashira 2 years ago on 03/20/12
Equipped: Embarassing Yaoi Fanfiction by kashira named "The Story Of Eppy and Fievel"
Ryan the Lion said:
1.) How did you find out about OB and why did you join?

To be perfectly honest, I was single and looking for hgook-ups,



Racist.

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