I just wanted to get this off my chest:
#a1 *AUDIO* *IMAGE* *LINK* *NM* *VIDEO* 4GET MARARTHON 8FTB AGM Aleph One BS Campaign Celebrities CLIQUE CLIQUE NOTES Co-Op Community Commentary Crude Drawings Declassified Documents ESB Fanfic Fat Sam Flame War Forbidden HFS Hotmodal House of Luck HR INFINITYS I WAS TOO LAZY TO PUT THIS IN A CATEGORY Jokes JUICE JUICEcast JUICEMAN LEET KREW Lists loch Logs Lua meta (meta is the best word ever) Misc. Categories Mnet Music News nits ONE WAY OSH PARADIGM SHIFT People Periodical Pfhorums Policy POTM qoou Serious SERVE MEAT Simplici7y Sites Spirit of the Age Stats Stories The Essentials Theory The Prisoner Typography VISUAL MODE Warhampster Where the Twist Flops अ
Now that MARARTHON has officially taken its own life, there are a few things I’d like to get off my chest. I mean, they’ve bothered me for something like a year. That’s a long time if you think about it. (Also, I have the gift of Bourbon, so truth is coming more naturally to me at the moment.)
There is a Buddhist scripture, referred to in English as the one-letter prajnaparamita, that (as one might expect) consists of a single letter:
This Sanskrit character is pronounced as ‘a’ and is cognate in Indoeuropean languages to the prefixes ‘an,’ ‘in,’ and ‘un,’ as in ‘unthinking,’ ‘undo,’ ‘involuntary’ — that is, it acts as a negation particle. अ could then be equally well translated as ‘no.’ Speaking somewhat loosely, the Buddhist intention of the script is to say that nothing you could possibly say or write would be at all accurate or correct in the context of meaningful discussion of Buddhism, Nirvana, the nature of reality, etc., etc.
I will let you draw your own conclusions.
Today I checked Pfhorums as usual. There wasn’t much to see there. As usual lately. I mean, Moppypuppy got all huffy about his stupid topic (the one about the video, good God). There’s also a new scenario announcement: “lolnova.” It’s a joke scenario; whether the creators realize this or not is the only question in my mind.
ESB is getting some new adrenaline shot through its shriveled balls: some guy named “Godot” showed up. I swear something like this happened on Pfhorums two years ago… However, this Godot claims to be Hamish. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was just ukimalefu posting more of his redundant crap so ESB never dies. We were so close, too…
I thought about things a little yesterday, and I just realized I haven’t played at all in a month or two. The nights just after my router replacement were joyous, full of netgames. I think I hosted a hundred within a couple of weeks. It was a new leaf for me, after the many months of non-gaming. Things were looking up.
Then what? I got drawn back into the CLIQUE meta-game. And I like it. I’ve got some comments from outsiders on JFO now, which might be because of the recent Pfhorums outage. I think I like the people here better than I like the game itself, if you can believe that. Why play at all?
#alephone lately has been mainly join/part messages and discussion about Smithy. Don’t get me wrong; Smithy is a great program that will add new life to Marathon. It’s just a few years too late for me. I talk a lot about this program and others, but I need to face the reality that I’m not planning on mapping ever again. Sure, I might make a level occasionally, but I think everyone agrees that my heyday was over by the time I started Pelikan. It’s another case of learned behavior: making a fuss out of Marathon when I have almost nothing to do with it any more. Why bother?
I launched the 4GET MARARTHON campaign. Some might ask why, and I will answer them in the privacy of this journal: for me and for Wolfy. Both of us have things we want to accomplish that became twisted and unrecognizable at some point in the last four years. I want to write, and my prose lately has taken me to new and frightening places, causing me to draw unforeseen conclusions about myself. Treellama went to school for his music, a noble goal. We both need to forget Marathon. There’s a word other have used in the past for the act of forgetting the game, but I don’t dare utter it just yet.
4GET has already produced fruit. I wrote more in Earth Mother. Wolfy finished a song he began months ago. There’s not much of a choice now.
It used to be called “Rejects.” Maybe the CLIQUE can have some fun with this stuff. Maybe not.
Warning: fairly long IRC log follows.
<jon_irons> RIP hotmodal
<Wrkncacnter> i haven’t given up on him
<TychoVII> that’s some matrix shit
<RyokoTK> that’s mordekai getting his face owned
<jon_irons> you mean, that’s the helicopter rescue crew being resisted and hotmodal disappearing
<RyokoTK> in a blaze of bullets
<Wrkncacnter> you can see him run after he hits the ground
<Wrkncacnter> HE’S STILL ALIVE!
I thought I’d put the List to good use and run it through my locher. This first result (usually the only one that counts) is excellent:
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I guess it’s not all that great to catalogue in-jokes and such, but there have to be some good ones that are slipping out of our memory. So here is what I remember:
Best of luck to all of you in the future.
cash and burn
ect is the fun part
Eternal Story Board
GERT HLIM AD GT THE FALG!
Giant Douche/Huge Pussy
I GO ON THE FUCKING WEB TO GET AWAY FROM THIS SHIT
Ignorance creates the diluted.
it is strong.
Its really big/is a given
little toybox of failure
mail frame idea
Nobody Loves Me
(No incest jokes please)
Psycho Hose Beast
RyokoTK is single-handedly ruining the community
Stupad, so stupad
Taps you the eight-foot tall Burton
To Be Free There Must Be Blood For ALL
Try to read between the lines a little bit more in the future, Tl.
u no … or do u
Why can’t you see what I’ve done
WHY WAS / I BANNED
Wrk is Irons; just found out.
You don’t deserve anything you have.
That’s all I can think of now, but check back periodically to see if I’ve updated. (And let me know if I missed anything important!)