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Introductions / I Received an E-mail
« on: June 29, 2018, 09:53:40 pm »
It has been a long time.

Sure, I've lurked here periodically, posting randomly in the shoutbox on occasion, but I haven't actually posted anything in a long time. Zippy's E-mail changed that. If nothing else, I can contribute a summary of my life from nearly the last decade.

To catch everyone up:

  • I graduated college, got a job working full time at the mouth of hell.
  • I moved to a small Midwestern city where I continue to make my home.
  • I had two kids, who combined to immediately take up all my time, and thus my forays onto the internet grew fewer and fewer.

I have quickly become a dinosaur. Games, memes, internet sites of great renown all flew past without even a hint of recognition. For those of you who have not had the privilege of growing old... it sucks.

Well, not all of it.

Anyway, it was good to see this place still running. I expect that I will not contribute much, as I have more affinity for fora than I do chat programs. Still, it's nice to see some very old handles popping up again.

I updated my signature with the new anniversary counter, but nearly everything else remains an accurate reflection of me.


Off Topic / I'm Pregnant!
« on: September 20, 2011, 11:39:13 am »
Well, I'm not, but "we" are.

Expecting a boy in February.

Tyred's gonna be a daddy  :o.

CC General Discussion / The Chaos Cluster
« on: May 01, 2010, 01:55:17 pm »
... is rather lacking in chaos, or anything else, for that matter.

I appreciate and salute Trerro for trying to pull everything together again, making what was once RA a whole, organized community again. Back in the old days, he would have had a whole lot of help, because RA was for a lot of people their social lives. This place started out with ambition and grand ideals, many of which still exist in an ethereal kind of way, but will never exist in a tangible way. It's not that we've lost the drive (although we have), or that we have lost our core (again, we have), but that we have nothing to bring anyone into the fold to really renew this community. That's not to say that we haven't tried (Trerro has, anyway), but that our current methods are not working, period.

Now, this is where I'm supposed to give a well-thought-out speech about how we can renew this place and make it into the RA we once knew. And that is where I will  stray from one formulaic speech into another. I will profess a different option.

Examining in brief the forums themselves, I see that prior to this post, the last one was made over two weeks ago with no responses. There has been a precipitous decline in the rates of posting since December, with a slight uptick in activity when the KoL gang started back up briefly, before being snuffed out once more. The old RA, I think we have all admitted after five years now, is dead. Most of those people have moved on, slipped away, fallen into new places with new friends and moved on with their lives. Our problem is that we will not let the ideal of the old RA die, too. We (at least, most of us) wanted the new CC to be like the old RA, robust and active and everything. But our good intentions and good ideas have found us nothing. This website, as good as it is, will probably never get to the popularity that the old RA had. And it is on that note that I say we abandon this sad project.

RA is dead. CC is dead. There are maybe six people who ever even come on here. I don't even bother logging in most of the time. I have found that, within myself, there is very little that connects me here anymore. I'm sure many other former "die hard" RA members feel the same way. We're not coming back, not as this group, we aren't. RA and CC are dead because none of us has the capabilities to devote our time and energies to this zombie community anymore. I've got a job, a family, work, and other projects to attend to more than I have time to sit down and have meetings for the RA or anything. I don't have the luxury of unlimited Internet access in which to chat and play all the time anymore. I suspect that with our growing age in the community, I am not alone in finding that real life is beckoning with a seductive finger. Our internet lives are fading behind us as we begin to look forward into our new futures in the real world. For the most part.

And that is why I think we have to put the nails in the coffin and let rest the greatness which once was. The RA was once a powerful force in one gaming community, and our steady decline into middle and old age has left us without a following. There will be few mourners when we lay this place to rest. I suggest to anyone reading this that they continue in the mysterious world of the internet, finding new places to interact and call "home" once more. We can still keep in touch as we need to through either IM or E-mail. There are still friends among you that I have treasured and have lost a little contact with. I will regret some of those losses, but I think we can maintain some sense of connection, should we try. And I advocate that we do try to stay connected. But this forum, this medium, is not the way, anymore. It is sad, but true.

RA is dead.
CC is dead, too.

If you want to contact me, you can send off an E-mail to my screen name. It may take me a while to respond, I don't always check that address.

Here's Tyred-Soul, signing off. His soul freed of his tired life, moving on into the world, the real world, with the bright glare of fluorescent lights guiding his way.

I wish you all the very best.


Kingdom of Loathing / Tyred_Soul is officially done!...
« on: December 14, 2009, 11:00:35 pm »
... With Bad Moon! I finished up my Sauceror run just now and it feels SO good to be out!

Softcore, here I come!


Sheer, unadulterated awesomeness.

How many can you get?


Power of Meep (Clan) / Welcome to Chaos Cluster (Power of Meep)
« on: October 11, 2009, 02:14:51 pm »
For those of you not originally from Chaos Cluster, and we actually found you in-game, WELCOME!

This is going to be our staging area for a number of things in the future, and can be used as any other forums.

Introductions can be done here in the Introductions forum, no need to post them here as well. That way, everyone can read your lobyly introduction letter, and you won't have to confine yourself to one section of an otherwise amazing site.

With that said, enjoy the site and post as you see fit!


Spam Factory & Containment Facility / Count to X!
« on: October 11, 2009, 02:10:36 pm »
X is usually 2,000, but I'm not going to stifle anyone to that particular marker. Also, ha, I beat you to it.


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