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General Rotors / Re: also hey this is part of where I disappeared to
« on: January 03, 2019, 08:21:07 PM »
No kidding, that's awesome! Watching them slowly progress through Viridian City and Victory Road brought me great happiness on many a boring train ride in '14. I had no idea it was so relatively hands-off (other than that terrifying mod conflict stuff).

General Rotors / Re: Alright, here we go!
« on: January 03, 2019, 08:12:33 PM »




Seriously though, good to see you Tenniru, how are you doing? What's up?

Sorry for the incredibly slow reply! I swear I saw your response on the 22nd or something, was really tired, thought "I should definitely reply to that when I'm less tired", and then remembered I should reply every single day from then until now... while nowhere near my computer. I think I've forgotten how to use forums. Probably could've used my phone, I guess. I eventually set myself a reminder to post this, no kidding.

Doing good! Living that late-20s life. Got a job doing computer stuff (well, AWS stuff), and have a dog now.

General Rotors / Re: Alright, here we go!
« on: December 19, 2018, 08:51:24 PM »
I've been playing through Final Fantasy VI for the first time in forever, and of course it made me think of this place. So I checked. And it's still here.

That makes me happy.

General Rotors / Obligatory Undertale Thread
« on: January 09, 2016, 11:07:27 PM »
I'm a few months behind the curve, but this place exists in a weird pocket dimension where that's probably fine.

I haven't really been playing videogames at all for the past eight years or so, other than socially playing AoE and stuff with friends. In fact, the last game I got really hyped about (Sonic Generations doesn't count) was the Mother 3 translation.

This game, though! It definitely lives up to the hype. So good. It's a great game, and it examines (among other things) what it even means to be playing a game, and it does it without being overbearing. It exemplifies all the good stuff about old 90s jRPGs, without the problematic parts, and still works even if you haven't played the old games it cribs from, so it's very accessible to people who otherwise wouldn't play games (which is probably the best thing about it). Everything is sincerely, unironically, authentically good. Gameplay, music, writing, environments, atmosphere. Not to mention it was made mostly by one guy, is dirt cheap, and runs on ancient hardware.

Definitely a worthy spiritual successor to Mother/Earthbound. My headcanon is that this is MOTHER 4. (also that gaster is dr. andonuts)

Original/Creative Works / Re: Here's a podcast I do
« on: July 04, 2015, 12:15:25 AM »

Original/Creative Works / Here's a podcast I do
« on: June 28, 2015, 06:32:33 PM »
I started doing a radio show on public access, and distributing it in podcast form. It's a local music (DC-area) spotlight; every week a different artist talks in and talks about some songs (which we also play). Check it out maybe?

General Rotors / Re: SER Death Theory
« on: April 12, 2015, 08:51:49 PM »
(This year's obligatory post was brought to you by a strangely melancholic dream I had that, while not directly related, made me think of this place.)

General Rotors / Re: SER Death Theory
« on: April 12, 2015, 08:48:58 PM »
It hit me that SER has existed for about as long as the "original" Moogle Cavern did, if not a bit longer. My chronology may be off though.

I initially thought the merger of General Discussion and Fluff was kind of a bad move that signified a cultural shift towards a more directionless atmosphere, but it dawned on me much later that there isn't as much a need for a "website to have serious conversations on" in the age of Facebook and Twitter. (If there ever were to be such a site, would it really be this one?) The merger did consolidate and preserve the unique culture, though, which is a lot more important. I'm glad that this website continues to exist; it's impossible to justify it to anyone who wasn't there for the long haul.

I think I first posted on the ezBoard MC sometime in maybe mid-late 2000. Maybe earlier, I'm not sure.


General Rotors / Re: Anything new going on with you?
« on: December 15, 2013, 05:17:06 PM »
I know, that was a joke. I'm also part of an obnoxious synthpop band:

and I travel whenever able.

Even though I didn't notice it until months after the fact, the Moogle Cavern going away in '07 definitely brought some emotion. The day this place finally goes away will probably do the same, even though I tend to visit on an average of once every two years. Something about it still being there is important.

General Rotors / Re: Anything new going on with you?
« on: December 03, 2013, 06:52:17 PM »
That's funny, I lurk here for the first time in three years and someone's moving to my backyard. I lived in Fairfax for several years (GMU alum), not a bad place at all if you can tolerate the bad drivers and funky roads. Who are you working for? One of the federal IT contracting giants? (That wound up being my line of work after college, despite my best efforts to do something exciting with my life)

Also, all three EPs are on a bandcamp:

Original/Creative Works / Re: Some new music from a band I'm in
« on: June 27, 2012, 12:12:01 AM »
Agh, that I did! Fixed now.

I guess I'm making my obligatory one-post-per-year (honestly, I lurk around here, I really do) to show you my weird New Wave band.  :shot!:

For the past year-and-a-half or so I've been the frontman of a musical collective (we change lineups too often to be accurately called a band) called "SCARY MERCEDES". It's nothing serious so much as it is a way for me to scratch my recording/arranging itch (although I am pretty proud of what I've written and performed).

A week ago we released our newest EP, called "Chaos Engine".

We have a soundcloud:

You'll find most (but not all) of our work up there. I'd suggest listening to "Bethlehem 2000" and "The Wicker Man Revolt" first, and trying "6-1-7-4" if you don't like either of those (that last one was written by the other permanent band member, Jimmy). If you like any of that, you can get our EP at

(The majority of our older material, or at least the parts worth hearing, can be found on the soundcloud.)

Initially we started out as a hardcore synthpunk band (imagine a cross between DEVO and Minor Threat) but as we've developed we've tapped into other random influences (ranging from the Mars Volta to Howard Drossin).

I'd appreciate opinions! And if you really like it, !

General Rotors / Re: Rest Easy, Heroes.
« on: August 15, 2011, 11:23:03 AM »

also words

Glad that managed to wait until after the board went out. The place got a dignified exit, for once.

Peace out. I'm glad I checked in when I did.

Hello, it's been a while! Right, so here I am, making my obligatory one post of the year or something. (I lurk here a lot, I swear!  :shot!: )

A while back, me and my friend Jimmy started a band. We're kind of a New Wave band, or something, I guess. This is what happens when you have a guy who really prefers Devo growing up in a town where the only local music is metalcore. We're called SCARY MERCEDES, and we just recorded this EP called "Ambulatory".

Opinions would be cool?

General Rotors / Re: Weird Al Yankovic: 2010 Tour
« on: December 14, 2010, 01:11:17 AM »
I saw Weird Al in Baltimore back in 2007. It was fantastic; to be honest, he really doesn't get nearly enough credit as a musician and a performer.

Oh yeah, that's the weekend after next, isn't it? I live in the area (I go to GMU), so I'm ready to just take the bus to the Vienna stop. Who else from here is going? It'd be surreal/cool to actually meet any of you lot.

General Rotors / Re: Congratulations, SuitCase.
« on: October 16, 2010, 03:05:57 AM »
In that case I probably meant somewhere between 2002 and 2005. I'm getting old and my memory is crumbling, but I seem to remember joining in like 2000 (or late 1999?), turning into the Forum Annoying Guy between 2002 and 2004, stumbling around for the next few years, and ceasing to come here regularly in late 2007. Eh, semantics.

Jesus christ, this is an ancient message board. I feel like 90% of my posts in the past four years (all, like, ten posts?) have amounted to something like that.

General Rotors / Re: Congratulations, SuitCase.
« on: October 09, 2010, 11:57:59 PM »
I was on that list once. In, like, 2005. Before Squishdiboo even EXISTED.

Shit, I think this is my first post in about a year.

General Rotors / Re: This forum has got very boring
« on: July 02, 2010, 04:04:02 AM »
it's been a long ten years.

holy CRAP.

General Rotors / Re: If Justin Bieber died
« on: June 14, 2010, 10:01:58 PM »
She's a good musician, but visually she's one of many pop artists to day who realized you can steal all your imagery from Grace Jones circa 1981 and nobody will notice.

General Rotors / Re: A nice classic for those in the know.
« on: May 30, 2010, 01:41:10 AM »

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