1. Welcome, Guest

    Upcoming events: Supanova: Sydney (19th-21st June), Perth (26th-28th April)

    Oz Comic Con: Melbourne (27th-28th June), Brisbane (19th-20th September)

FF:VIC A History: or, What the hell happened to this place?

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by TheBoogieMan, Nov 3, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 14, 2001
    star 6
    There once was a time when I was a newbie.

    There, I've admitted it. I didn't know anything about these forums, I spelt terribly, and, god forbid, I used Jar-Jar speak in posts. Yes, good folk of VicFF, I once used expressions like "hewo!" and "mesa".

    [face_plain]

    Now that that shocking revelation is out of the way, I'd like to credit this forum - this forum - with knocking that out of me. From the moment I walked in here, starry-eyed and full of AOL-speak, I was a changed man. Or rather, a changed boy. The dynamics of this forum were unlike I had seen anywhere else, and were unlike anything I've seen since.

    Protege-of-Thrawn, Rogue_Product and Jet-Eye were all on something, I was certain of it. They dominated the threads and the forum - I remember one stage where eight of the threads on the first page were made by PoT. LordVaderFF threatened me with a ban (even though he was only CR) because the second thread I made in here was advertising a peace rally - some "Mods" in the US had taken offence, of course. I would link to the thread but it is embarrassing. Damir and the rest were in on some joke I've never quite understood and to this day, no-one has yet figured out exactly what Mixo is talking about. No-one.

    Take a look back ten pages or so. I BLOODY DARE YOU. The forum was overrun with sheer randomness. If you don't laugh, there isn't a bone of humour in you. For example:

    Come here if you want to be confused

    Who (females) is willing to go with HawkNC as his date to the Yr 12 Formal?

    The New Ager Dump with Mixo and Lute (ie what did our Grandpappies used to say)

    Do it for Delta

    There were also great Political threads. And a few that I am still stunned ever got posted. For example. Damir advertising for Starwalking. WTH?



    Look around you today. Most of the threads are discussing Star Wars. Star Wars, people!

    There is not a moment of randomness in sight. Not even a hint of spam. No Huggard, no firm, no tight. I'll admit that VicFF was never very good at the real life aspect of a Chapter, but bloody hell, could we spam.

    People - I put it to you today that VicFF has become sanitised. Yes, I've said it. VicFF: Join the Confusion. Or rather, to keep things up-to-date, Join the bog-standardness.

    I'm not asking for real life meets. Although the prior discussion of Kareoke sounds interesting, we all know VicFF will never go out and meet on a weekly basis.

    I'm not asking for dedicated posting. You've gone and got yourselves real lives, and that's fair enough - this place will never return to the amount of daily posts it used to get.

    What I'm asking for is a little bit of randomness. Just a little bit.

    C'mon, do it for Delta, the Diamond of Australia. Do it for all-that-is-Huggard, for thou knoweth he is the light. Do it for Thorpie . . . uh, we all know what comes next.



    I now predict that this thread will feature at least three posts by a South Australian before the next Victorian, followed by Hawk arguing that he does lurk, we just never say anything worth him responding to; shortly followed by PoT, who will type up a short but sharp repost to Hawk for even suggesting such a thing, which will incidentally be the last we see of him for the next week-and-a-half.

    Thank you, and goodnight.
  2. Dorme_ Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 4
    South Australian post #1. :D
  3. Thok Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 24, 2002
    star 6
    *sniff*

    I miss Do it for Delta :(

    DAMN THAT NODE!
  4. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2001
    star 6
    I may hate you forever for bringing up that formal thread again. Curse you wee bull.


    ...Good times, though. ;)
  5. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 14, 2001
    star 6
    I have three things to say:

    1. Get an icon, Cahill.

    2. "Fight Cancer, Bash Delta" is still the start-up slogan for my mobile. Sad, I know.

    3. BUT IT WAS FUNNAYYY!!!! ROOFLCOPTER +1. [face_plain]
  6. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2001
    star 6
    Yeah, been meaning to fix that icon since I came back...
  7. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 14, 2001
    star 6
    I believe the greatest problem with looking back at old threads is the wonderful picture Shara did of Kane superimposed with Delta has disappeared for ever!!! :(
  8. Shara_82 Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 10, 2001
    star 5
    It has? Bugger.

    [image=http://night-everlasting.net/images/kanedelta.jpg]
  9. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 14, 2001
    star 6
  10. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 21, 2002
    star 5
    As old Grandpappy Mixo used to say "Don't confuse an open mind with an empty one and never confuse a starving Huggard with a feasted one"
  11. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 14, 2001
    star 6
    That's the bloody spirit, Mixo! Get in there, son!
  12. TheBoogeyMan Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2005
  13. Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Mar 14, 2001
    star 6
    So don't change the dizzle,
    turn it up a little
    I got a living room full of fine dime brizzles
    Waiting on the Pizzle,
    the Dizzle and the Shizzle
    G's to the bizzack, now ladies here we gizzo

    The tyrant lives.

    For another great piece of history, check out the link in my profile to the first breathing beats of the Tyrant's wrath.

    "How to flail a Huggard" will to me, always be the highpoint of VicFF posting.

    ProtegeThrawn:Just home from le party.
    ...
    AdmiralZaarin: Can you please make a thread for me PoT.
    ProtegeofThrawn: For you Z, anything! Give me 10 minutes.
    AdmiralZaarin: thx j00 Pott0r.
  14. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 14, 2001
    star 6
  15. Thok Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 24, 2002
    star 6
    *sigh*

    No one ever makes mention of my groundhog day thread :_|
  16. evil-incarnate Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jun 30, 2004
    star 7
    SAFF post #2..... well done Dorme.... quick work.

    better late than never, I always say....
  17. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 14, 2001
    star 6
  18. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 21, 2002
    star 5
    Boogie Woogie pudding and pie
    Won a scholarship to be uni-fied
    When the Huggards came out to play
    Boogie Woogie did not shy away
  19. Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Mar 14, 2001
    star 6
    This harlot on the TV is exclaiming in a saccharine voice about her "humps".

    What has music come to?

    Not the same as back in the day, so grandpappie Pott0r has to say...
  20. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 14, 2001
    star 6
    Indeed. WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!


    Black Eyed Peas are crap anyway.
  21. PulsarSkate Ex-Mod

    Member Since:
    Nov 4, 2003
    star 7
    Oh, so much education in this little thread...I feel all nostalgic! *sniff*
  22. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 14, 2001
    star 6
    Was I here before or after you came, Jess? I'd say before, but only by a matter of weeks.
  23. PulsarSkate Ex-Mod

    Member Since:
    Nov 4, 2003
    star 7
    I don't quite know...I tend to think of this place in terms of ideas rather than time :p

    But my first post was in the old Procrastination Thread


    It was just so...*sniff* welcoming! And I learnt to call that-which-is-ambrosia by its earthly name, Milk [face_love]
  24. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 14, 2001
    star 6
    Ah, well, it does appear that I was here before you. But I still say not by much.

    Under no circumstances are you allowed to go back and look at my old posts here. They are just embarrassing. [face_plain]
  25. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 21, 2002
    star 5
    Yoooo Ohhhhh Heave Ho
    Yoooo Ohhhhh Heave Ho
    Pull together
    Don't mind the weather
    Heave together
    Yoooo Ohhhhh Heave Ho
    Yoooo Ohhhhh Heave Ho
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.