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    Howdy folks! Just a guy from Minnesota who decided to join in. This message board is pleasant surprise since I don't see very many communities giving the show much love, so it's nice to see that there is a community of people that still share their enthusiasm for the series.

    My intro to Outlaw Star isn't a spectacular one. I used to watch Toonami a lot during my younger year, mainly to watch reruns of Voltron. Then they started bringing in anime like Tenchi Muyo and, or course, Outlaw Star. I was already a fan of anime prior to these shows so I was curious in checking them out. I watched the first few episodes of Outlaw Star which I enjoyed. I learned that the show was censored so I track down the DVDs and from there I was hooked. It was one of the first animes I've seen where I loved the entire cast. The main joy of the series was to watch them bounce off of each other and how they react to certain situations. They were so fun to watch that, when the show was over, I was genuinely sad because I wanted it to go on. To this day, I have yet to watch an anime that made me feel this way and it has gone on to be one of my all time favorites. I recently rewatched the series again and introduced it to a friend of mine and he enjoyed it immensely.

    Beyond Outlaw Star, my other interests is anime, video games (In case my forum avatar didn't give that away ;p ), movies, table top gaming and swimming, something that I want to do more of since I've gained some weight. I also have plans of trying my hand at screenwriting with one of my goals is to complete a script sometime in the future.

    Anywho, I look forward to meeting you and perhaps even strike up a friendship or two!

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    Judging by your avatar I think I only need say one thing: RIP AND TEAR!



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    Well hey there! It's nice to meetcha! We seem to have lots of common interests in general, and you seem nice in general, which is a super giant plus. I hope to be one of the friendships you gain here considering that! If you ever need someone to talk to about screenwriting, I'm always happy to join in on that conversation too. I took a class or two on it in high school, and I used to take part in a NaNo of sorts aimed towards it called Script Frenzy. New writing friends are always loved- juts like new OSN family!

    What's Minnesota like, by the by? I don't know that area of the states well. I'm over in the country's armpit...What's the main body like? xD
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    Typically, at least the part of Minnesota that I hail from, it's freaking cold. However, this year it's been warmer than usual. Winters take up a good portion of the year, starting in late November/early December all the way until about April or May. I'm one of those weird people that don't mind the cold too much but no one takes care of the sidewalks. Almost slipped into a car one time because of that. Still, it's a nice state. I especially love Minneapolis and one of my hopes is to move down there someday.

    Awesome to hear that you have some screenwriter knowledge! I was originally hoping to be a filmmaker but I don't think I have the patience for it especially with how corporate the studio system is. I still have an interest in screenwriting and always wanted to write at least one screenplay. I've read Writing Movies: The Practical Guide to Creating Stellar Screenplays by The Gotham Writer's Workshop and watched Max Landis' youtube channel for some tips and read a number of screenplays as well. I'll certainly consider your offer in trading screenwriting tips! If you've written some yourself, I'd be curious in checking those out.

    And Hari, if we're going to rip and tear, then we must also bust out the agitated skeletons!

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    I haven't read that book myself, but I like the title already, so now I know to go find it someday. I once wrote a 100 page screenplay in 4 days, so it is probably garbage (this was a few years ago)...But I'd be happy to show you perhaps. First I have to log into the site I used to write/store it to download it again though. And maybe start some new scripts...

    Screenwriting is a useful talent. It can be used for more than just movies- it can be used to plot out things like comics and game storylines. I plan to do more screenwriting when I'm working on comics more again. I need to practice first, though. I wish I still had the short thing I did for my final exam in that class I took! I really enjoyed working on that...We even got classmates to act them out.

    I know what you mean by hectic weather and winter taking up great amounts of time. In NJ, it tends to be snowing or a blizzard on my birthday in recent years- not always, but sometimes. My birthday is in March. We got very little snow this year...But we did get some. We had a tornado some time in the Autumn, I think, too. With hail. I only remember because the hail was loud and my friend stupidly went out in it.

    I hate ice. I won't even try going out if I'm warned there's likely a lot of ice out there. I've done enough damage to my butt in winter over the years...xD That said, it's been very warm here. I mean, it was really cold this week, but then this weekend it jumped to like 60 degrees. AM I IN FLORIDA?!
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    Hey, welcome aboard Starwind55! I feel that way about most forums—they're a dying breed. Just gotta do what we can. I think that's a decent introduction to the series. I didn't even know Outlaw Star's name until I was nearly twenty (nearly a decade ago), believe it or not. Toonami sounds like it was great fun to grow up with. I totally agree with what you said. The characters are really what brings all of Outlaw Star together and each of the main cast have their own primary character traits. Gene has a burning desire, Jim is smart but cautious, Melfina is timid but curious, Suzuka is cunning and perceptive. Aisha..? I suppose she's a bit stupid but we love her anyway. Why not bring your friend along? We won't bite. Well, maybe Juneberry will.

    Nice list of interests and swimming's great fun. Another Doomer, eh? New to the party or have you been a player since the beginning? It's funny actually. I don't think anybody (active here at least) knows this, but it's thanks to Doom that this community exists. I created a Doom (specifically Skulltag source port) clan back in 2008 and since I recruited quite a lot of players I met some good friends. A few of those joined the forum. Were it not for them, Outlaw Star UK (original board name) would have collapsed and ceased to be. BaronOfStuff—arguably second-in-command in the clan—is a massive Doom fan, and though he left the forum a few years ago he still has high stats in the leader boards. (To be fair we had a couple of long hiatuses.)

    So I'd like to take this opportunity to say...

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    Cheers, Doomguy!
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    Thanks for the kind words, Mantis! Forums arent as big as they used to be, aren't they? Aside from gamefaqs, NeoGaf, and some others I can't think of like really huge, happening forums. Everyone here has been warm and welcoming so far, which you don't really get in certain communities. I think because (correct me if I'm wrong on this assumption) this is a smaller community, you don't get as many trolls or other folks trying to rain on other's parade.

    Awesome to hear about Doom having a hand in setting up this forum! As for being a Doomer, I'd say you're on the money on that one. I grew up playing a lot of the classic first person shooters like Doom 1 and 2 but also Wolfenstein 3d, Rise of The Triad, Duke Nukem 3d, Shadow Warrior, Quake 1 and 2, Serious Sam among other games. My love for Doom get rekindeled back in about 2010 or so when I, like a lot of other folks, were tired of the Call of Duty school of FPS where it was heavily scripted, had rengerating health and iron sights that made it less frantic. Most of my favorite games get my adrenaline going and most of the newer FPS wasn't doing that for me. I forgot which board but they were talking about Doom 1 and 2 and some of the wads for it which made me curious in replaying the first 2 Dooms and I fell in love with it all over again. Then came the new Doom from last year and I absolutely adore it. There's not a lot of games that I get hyped for these days but Doom 2016 was one of them so I was ecstatic that the game delivered. It's probably the best, mainstream AAA FPS that I've played in years. My big hope is that this will show developers and publishers that there is still a market for these types of games and we'll see a rise of more classical style of FPS.

    Swimming is great fun and I need to do more of it. There's a fitness center nearby that has an indoor pool that I use. I haven't been doing that lately since it's winter and...well, it's tough to psych myself to get out of the cold and into a cold body of water. I'm trying to get myself into the mindset of swimming again since I set a goal for myself to lose a significant weight by April, where a few friends of mine are heading out to an anime convention in Minneapolis. As for my friend joining up, well I'm not sure if he is one for online message boards but I will certainly ask, though if Juneberry is the nasty biter that you suggest, that might scare him off ;p

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    If you're down with it, sure! I need to read more scripts anyway. Books on the subject can only take you so far so reading scripts would definitely help me understand structure better. I'd recommend checking out that book since it delves into developing your story and characters, something that is just as applicable towards comics and games.

    I'll give credit to your friend going out during that Tornado complete with hail. Amazingly enough I never experienced one. I live by the lake so it makes a tornado highly unlikely, though not impossible. And 60 degrees? That's summer weather to us Minnesotans! I think the high for last week was in the lower 40s. I'm just hoping that, if any other major snow storms heads our way, that mother nature gets it out of her system now so it wont storm when my friends and I head down to the anime con in April.

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    Unless he tastes like cake, I'm not interested in a bite.I hope he joins though. More friends equals more fun!

    In New Jersey, 60 degrees is mild weather. Summer is about 90 and winter can be anything between 10-30. When I was a kid, I went to visit my mom in Florida during winter. I'd always lived in NJ, so I thought 20s was cold. I went to Florida when it was at that temp back home, and it was 70 degrees. So, I wore early summer clothes. My mom, who'd lived there a few years by then, freaked out. "You're going to freeze to death!" Its funny how vastly different cold is from place to place.
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    Yeah, I think you're right there. Nexus (or OSUK as it used to be) has never had a troll problem. We've enjoyed banter and we don't care about political correctness (within reason) but it's never been truly personal. While I'd simply say small communities are easy to control there hasn't been a need for that. I think I only used the warning system a couple of times in the past nine years. I suppose I did ban one guy, though he was a bit of an oddball to say the least, but not a troll as such. I feel that it's a friendly community because we all have a common interest, and the way the internet has evolved in recent years there are plenty of other places to go to if you want to wreak havoc.

    Forums aren't so much a great trolling target anymore. I just don't like that social media has really made it an uphill battle for message boards. I've expressed these feelings before, but social media is so impersonal when it comes to fandoms. It's never about connecting fans, but about posting funny images and updates, yet social media usually wins because it's so easily accessible. You can literally do most things on Facebook using only a mouse. But I'll stop there.

    Ah, nice to see you're also a big fan of "2.5D" FPS games, or old 3D classics. I've played most of those you listed. All great stuff. I totally loved playing "total conversion" WADs for Doom as a kid. You're probably already familiar, but you'd get a completely new game that runs on the engine, or an attempt to convert existing games like Half-Life. Speaking of which, another nice FPS series. Probably the first few Halo games were some of the last modern FPS that gave me a feeling of real suspense. At least the first actually had a health bar and on the "Legendary" setting you knew you were a dead man if you poked your head out from cover for more than a couple of seconds. I got the new Doom with my GPU for my new computer, and admittedly I've only played it for an hour or something since I just haven't found the time to sit down and play it through but I'll try to make some time now.

    I have some similar fitness goals. Best of luck with the swimming and weight loss!
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    Welcome, welcome!

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    This was a good idea Mantis.

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