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I was drinking with friends and something in our conversation made me think of some MT thing for the first time in ages, so I decided to actually revisit the board and do a little vanity search. When I left last time, I did not really plan to ever return, and I am not returning now either, but of course I did quite like that I was mentioned so often in a thread called 'The History of MT'. I shouldn't be particularly proud of the way I placed my name in that history, but there are some posts that I still think are pretty great, like the whole bearstory thread, but there's also just way too much stuff where I used people's weaknesses against them to make them feel even weaker. Today I think one of my better traits is the ability to use humour to take the edge off horrible and mean and depressing things, but I think my approach on MT was much closer to just amplifying horrible, mean, and depressing things. The most pathetic part is that this was just so incredibly common to the whole rapefish character and not even just an occasional fringe thing. It really overshadowed the funny and entertaining stuff in the end. Partly that was of course because of what a miserable self-loathing drunk fuck I was, partly what a young immature boy I was, partly because of the nature of how people perceive their place in a community. I think online communities are kinda like weird gangs of people who you hang out with back in school in the way that, although you believe that you have completely separated yourself from them rationally and emotionally, as soon as you find yourself amongst them you just instinctively act in a certain way that you expect them to expect from you, without even being particularly conscious of it. That's why I would never come back here even if I would want to (for whatever bizarre reason). I would just probably slip back into the juvenile and unpleasant character that is the Rapefish without even noticing. There's quite a few MT people who I really miss though, like bleesh and alfonso and emily, so if any of them should see this, I hope that they'll give me a message and that we can maybe have a talk someday on skype. I'll check back in a few weeks, probably.

 

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I was drinking with friends and something in our conversation made me think of some MT thing for the first time in ages, so I decided to actually revisit the board and do a little vanity search. When I left last time, I did not really plan to ever return, and I am not returning now either, but of course I did quite like that I was mentioned so often in a thread called 'The History of MT'. I shouldn't be particularly proud of the way I placed my name in that history, but there are some posts that I still think are pretty great, like the whole bearstory thread, but there's also just way too much stuff where I used people's weaknesses against them to make them feel even weaker. Today I think one of my better traits is the ability to use humour to take the edge off horrible and mean and depressing things, but I think my approach on MT was much closer to just amplifying horrible, mean, and depressing things. The most pathetic part is that this was just so incredibly common to the whole rapefish character and not even just an occasional fringe thing. It really overshadowed the funny and entertaining stuff in the end. Partly that was of course because of what a miserable self-loathing drunk fuck I was, partly what a young immature boy I was, partly because of the nature of how people perceive their place in a community. I think online communities are kinda like weird gangs of people who you hang out with back in school in the way that, although you believe that you have completely separated yourself from them rationally and emotionally, as soon as you find yourself amongst them you just instinctively act in a certain way that you expect them to expect from you, without even being particularly conscious of it. That's why I would never come back here even if I would want to (for whatever bizarre reason). I would just probably slip back into the juvenile and unpleasant character that is the Rapefish without even noticing. There's quite a few MT people who I really miss though, like bleesh and alfonso and emily, so if any of them should see this, I hope that they'll give me a message and that we can maybe have a talk someday on skype. I'll check back in a few weeks, probably.

 

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I was drinking with friends and something in our conversation made me think of some MT thing for the first time in ages, so I decided to actually revisit the board and do a little vanity search. When I left last time, I did not really plan to ever return, and I am not returning now either, but of course I did quite like that I was mentioned so often in a thread called 'The History of MT'. I shouldn't be particularly proud of the way I placed my name in that history, but there are some posts that I still think are pretty great, like the whole bearstory thread, but there's also just way too much stuff where I used people's weaknesses against them to make them feel even weaker. Today I think one of my better traits is the ability to use humour to take the edge off horrible and mean and depressing things, but I think my approach on MT was much closer to just amplifying horrible, mean, and depressing things. The most pathetic part is that this was just so incredibly common to the whole rapefish character and not even just an occasional fringe thing. It really overshadowed the funny and entertaining stuff in the end. Partly that was of course because of what a miserable self-loathing drunk fuck I was, partly what a young immature boy I was, partly because of the nature of how people perceive their place in a community. I think online communities are kinda like weird gangs of people who you hang out with back in school in the way that, although you believe that you have completely separated yourself from them rationally and emotionally, as soon as you find yourself amongst them you just instinctively act in a certain way that you expect them to expect from you, without even being particularly conscious of it. That's why I would never come back here even if I would want to (for whatever bizarre reason). I would just probably slip back into the juvenile and unpleasant character that is the Rapefish without even noticing. There's quite a few MT people who I really miss though, like bleesh and alfonso and emily, so if any of them should see this, I hope that they'll give me a message and that we can maybe have a talk someday on skype. I'll check back in a few weeks, probably.

 

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bleesh doesn't post on mt anymore, do you have his skype do u need it or whatever?

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I was drinking with friends and something in our conversation made me think of some MT thing for the first time in ages, so I decided to actually revisit the board and do a little vanity search. When I left last time, I did not really plan to ever return, and I am not returning now either, but of course I did quite like that I was mentioned so often in a thread called 'The History of MT'. I shouldn't be particularly proud of the way I placed my name in that history, but there are some posts that I still think are pretty great, like the whole bearstory thread, but there's also just way too much stuff where I used people's weaknesses against them to make them feel even weaker. Today I think one of my better traits is the ability to use humour to take the edge off horrible and mean and depressing things, but I think my approach on MT was much closer to just amplifying horrible, mean, and depressing things. The most pathetic part is that this was just so incredibly common to the whole rapefish character and not even just an occasional fringe thing. It really overshadowed the funny and entertaining stuff in the end. Partly that was of course because of what a miserable self-loathing drunk fuck I was, partly what a young immature boy I was, partly because of the nature of how people perceive their place in a community. I think online communities are kinda like weird gangs of people who you hang out with back in school in the way that, although you believe that you have completely separated yourself from them rationally and emotionally, as soon as you find yourself amongst them you just instinctively act in a certain way that you expect them to expect from you, without even being particularly conscious of it. That's why I would never come back here even if I would want to (for whatever bizarre reason). I would just probably slip back into the juvenile and unpleasant character that is the Rapefish without even noticing. There's quite a few MT people who I really miss though, like bleesh and alfonso and emily, so if any of them should see this, I hope that they'll give me a message and that we can maybe have a talk someday on skype. I'll check back in a few weeks, probably.

 

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this is a good post. at least update your tumblr!

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This is intriguing stuff. What happened to MT between 2001 and 2006? There's a lot of talk about MT 2006+ and some mentions of MT pre-2002 but very little talk of the intervening years, which is weird considering how vibrant the web as a whole was becoming around that time, with sites like Wikipedia, Myspace, Facebook and YouTube all arising during those years. I tend to think of the first half of the 00s as being the golden age of the web in many ways. Did MT not exist during that time or was there simply a dearth of interesting characters? Was anyone here now around back then, what was it like?

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This is intriguing stuff. What happened to MT between 2001 and 2006? There's a lot of talk about MT 2006+ and some mentions of MT pre-2002 but very little talk of the intervening years, which is weird considering how vibrant the web as a whole was becoming around that time, with sites like Wikipedia, Myspace, Facebook and YouTube all arising during those years. I tend to think of the first half of the 00s as being the golden age of the web in many ways. Did MT not exist during that time or was there simply a dearth of interesting characters? Was anyone here now around back then, what was it like?

yeah there was nobody. nobody at all.

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I was drinking with friends and something in our conversation made me think of some MT thing for the first time in ages, so I decided to actually revisit the board and do a little vanity search. When I left last time, I did not really plan to ever return, and I am not returning now either, but of course I did quite like that I was mentioned so often in a thread called 'The History of MT'. I shouldn't be particularly proud of the way I placed my name in that history, but there are some posts that I still think are pretty great, like the whole bearstory thread, but there's also just way too much stuff where I used people's weaknesses against them to make them feel even weaker. Today I think one of my better traits is the ability to use humour to take the edge off horrible and mean and depressing things, but I think my approach on MT was much closer to just amplifying horrible, mean, and depressing things. The most pathetic part is that this was just so incredibly common to the whole rapefish character and not even just an occasional fringe thing. It really overshadowed the funny and entertaining stuff in the end. Partly that was of course because of what a miserable self-loathing drunk fuck I was, partly what a young immature boy I was, partly because of the nature of how people perceive their place in a community. I think online communities are kinda like weird gangs of people who you hang out with back in school in the way that, although you believe that you have completely separated yourself from them rationally and emotionally, as soon as you find yourself amongst them you just instinctively act in a certain way that you expect them to expect from you, without even being particularly conscious of it. That's why I would never come back here even if I would want to (for whatever bizarre reason). I would just probably slip back into the juvenile and unpleasant character that is the Rapefish without even noticing. There's quite a few MT people who I really miss though, like bleesh and alfonso and emily, so if any of them should see this, I hope that they'll give me a message and that we can maybe have a talk someday on skype. I'll check back in a few weeks, probably.

 

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i like this post

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 Partly that was of course because of what a miserable self-loathing drunk fuck I was, partly what a young immature boy I was, partly because of the nature of how people perceive their place in a community. I think online communities are kinda like weird gangs of people who you hang out with back in school in the way that, although you believe that you have completely separated yourself from them rationally and emotionally, as soon as you find yourself amongst them you just instinctively act in a certain way that you expect them to expect from you, without even being particularly conscious of it. That's why I would never come back here even if I would want to (for whatever bizarre reason).

yeah a great way to put it

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Rapefish wasn't/isn't inherently nasty. He's a really good guy who would occasionally push things too far, in terms of banter, and would perhaps get overzealous in a debate to the point of insulting the other person. But he's a really nice and intelligent guy, generally.

 

I dunno anything about atease

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Though I feel less like I go back to petty high school rivalries even when around those who cast me out basically a few are genuinely nice while a few don't know how to react and literally ignore me and I treat them accordingly I think it varies person to person perhaps with personality

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i registered in 2004 honestly i cant remember much of what i posted back then, mostly trolling things i was only 13/14 at the time. i left theboard for a few years then came back in nov. 2011 because i was going crazy and needed to talk to people and now i still post here. almost 10 years later. gawd.

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2004/2005 was rather nice on here!

 

back when at ease was having dodgy problems all the time and lots of teezers (!) posted!

 

that hoodlum top 10 album thread is STILL going (and growing!)

 

04 05 is like at ease 03 / 04 or maybe more 02/03

 

and yes rapefish is plopsak!

 

HE SO IS!

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