Strange memories on this nervous night on Brontoforumus. Has it been nine years?
It seems like a lifetime.
The kind of peak... that never comes again.
Worst Forums Ever in the middle/late 2000s was a very special time and place to be a part of. But no explanation, no mix of Active Games or
Pyolympics or KateStory can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and posting in that corner of time in the internet... whatever it meant.
There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could start a flame war with Thad in any thread. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were posting was shit, that we were shitposting.
And that, I think, was the handle. That sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Bush and Cheney. Not in any mean or military sense, we didn't need that. Our shitposting would simply prevail. We had all the memes. We were riding the crest... of being able to fill a 30 man wolfgame.
So now, less than ten years later, you can go over to the fossilized boards and look at the threads, and with the right kind of admin privileges...
You can almost see the downturn in members... that point, where the wolfgames stopped being filled... and Arc left.