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Old 2021-09-10, 04:06
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So how you guys doing? Are we like, all grownups now or something?
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Old 2021-09-10, 10:16
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(Soon in internets near you.)

So how you guys doing? Are we like, all grownups now or something?
yep, married, 2 kids, all that. Near 40's even

bout you?
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Old 2021-09-10, 13:53
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Old 2021-09-10, 14:06
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yep, married, 2 kids, all that. Near 40's even

bout you?
Didn't expect this thread to backfire so soon lol
Good for you though!

Me still struggling with shit
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Old 2021-09-10, 14:12
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Didnt you like have a girlfriend?
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Old 2021-09-10, 14:20
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Old 2021-09-10, 14:23
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Seriously though what are you struggling with?
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Old 2021-09-10, 14:32
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Thanks for the concern. Really. Life just didn't really work out for me yet. I intend to live forever so that shouldn't be a problem, though.
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Old 2021-09-10, 19:36
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Haha yeah, I for myself have been pensioned for a while, didn't really get along with that whole having-a-job thing. Lots of medical procedures didn't help either. I'm having therapy
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Old 2021-09-12, 07:33
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Yesterday one of my coworkers said I’m the granddad of the department, so I guess so.
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Old 2021-09-14, 19:21
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Hello ChaosFish! It seems you, Neko and I are the oldest members here. The year 2000!

And don't worry. It has been hard for me too, growing up. I can relate to what kobold said also. Many of my friends are getting endless promotions, have definite future plans and positive expectations of success, and are in good health. It's like an endless upwards spiral of ambition and achievement, where "problems" are more between two good options than anything else. Not judging, just a general observation.

I'm just in "survival mode", though, getting through each day. But I do have good friends who care, a foster son (he'll be moving on soon but has been nothing but a blessing) and a wife. My main work has been doing soundtracks, which has had ups and downs but is good as I don't think I'd hack a regular job and making music is wonderful.

Insomnia and then health things have come on thick and fast since 2018 however. I'm currently going through auditory hell with my hearing. That side of things began in February 2020 after I played at too loud a concert. Suddenly went even more haywire in May of this year - I don't know why, though I suspect it was randomly getting a bunch of ear infections. And then went crazier still just recently. 24/7 screaming catastrophic tinnitus, hyperacusis (over sensitivity to / pain with most sound), etc.

I still think it is better to live / keep on going. I have a faith in God too, which I know will seem utterly ludicrous to everyone in this day and age but has changed things. Never complain, people! Be thankful for the silence, hearing and senses you have. Food (if you have it.) Shelter. Etc.

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Old 2021-09-15, 00:14
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Are we like, all grownups now or something?
Seems that way - even I qualify, and I very much remember being something of a baby of these forums.

I do think being a grownup is kind of a fake idea though. I definitely don't feel very grown up a lot of the time!
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Old 2021-09-16, 02:16
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(Soon in internets near you.)

So how you guys doing? Are we like, all grownups now or something?
Heey fishos! Long time no see.
Guess so. *shrugs*

Y'know what's one cool thing that came out of 2020? this website:


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If you select Drive --> São Paulo, Brazil, it is literally the feeling you have when you're here!
I was pretty impressed at how immersive this kind of thing can be. It's such a nice idea and such a nice registry of the world. Somebody will be nostalgic about these scenes one day in the future.
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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Old 2021-09-16, 03:23
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I’m also making short films to help people with love and their relationships. For example:

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Old 2021-09-16, 04:27
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I’m also making short films to help people with love and their relationships. For example:
A new Stanley Kubrick, ladies & gents!
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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Old 2021-09-17, 01:16
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MBN is back, baby

Like a long awaited class reunion

Good to see the place alive again
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Old 2021-09-17, 02:59
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This is work of higher intelligences, who take other, esoteric and psychological sciences into account than we are normally used to even consider, numerology being one of them, because everything for them is ritualistic and everything is meant for a deep programming of our psychological state. One day witchcraft and science will collide.
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Old 2021-09-21, 16:58
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Finally remembered my password after 4 attempts.

Mad to think that I signed up for this place almost 20 years ago. Where has the time gone?
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Old 2021-09-21, 17:32
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Finally remembered my password after 4 attempts.

Mad to think that I signed up for this place almost 20 years ago. Where has the time gone?
Snapman! I remembered you the other day and thought it'd be fun if you said hello again / some reconnect occured.

Do you remember that Radiohead concert? Are you still engaged deeply in music?

Sorry I was so often a jerk online in those days.
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Old 2021-09-23, 23:50
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Hey CS2x, how’s it going? Course I remember the Radiohead gig - can’t believe it was that long ago!

Yeah I’m still into music, though mainly listening rather than recording these days. I work from home these days so pretty much just spend all day listening to all sorts of stuff.

Sorry to hear about you developing hyperacusis - I used to know a guy who suffered with that and it seemed extremely unpleasant. Hope you’re keeping well regardless.
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Old 2021-10-01, 19:59
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Since there seems to be a reunion going on, I thought I'd at least pop in and say hello. (I probably check the MBN for news once or twice a year - hence stumbling across this!)

Joined as a teenager back in the 2000s and haven't really posted since then. Now in my 30s. I guess that could count as grown up?

Nice to see some old familiar names!

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Old 2021-10-02, 02:10
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Since there seems to be a reunion going on, I thought I'd at least pop in and say hello. (I probably check the MBN for news once or twice a year - hence stumbling across this!)

Joined as a teenager back in the 2000s and haven't really posted since then. Now in my 30s. I guess that could count as grown up?

Nice to see some old familiar names!

Sorry the links in my signature don't work any more.
Nice to see you Sheepie. Guess we're all around our 30's indeed.
Are you still playing the good ol' trumpet and all that jazz?
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