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Old 09-May-2009, 19:12
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Sorry, buddy. You get to go first.

On one message board many years ago there was a large group of us that were very close and many of us remain close to this day. Several of those people (Chuck, Freet, and others) are on this board now, matter of fact.

We had a friend named Zulehan who used to run these threads where he would pick a person and toss their name out there. Members were encouraged to give honest commentary about the person in question, ask the person questions, challenge the person's personal beliefs, and generally speak their mind about them.

The only rule Z ever had was that the thread be constructive in tone and that any negative remarks be something more substantial than "Your mother is a hooker!"

Of course, positive remarks are always encouraged as well. Speak freely, speak from the heart, but speak such that others will be willing to hear what you have to say.

So... Sorry to dime you out, Vmag, but I hope you find it in your heart to forgive me. Let's hear some blatantly honest Vmag subject material for better or for worse. Don't be shy - just be honest.
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Old 09-May-2009, 19:26
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Vmag does not like revealing details about himself, e.g. face photos, his rank, his name, etc.

He is also nuts. But nuts in a good way, if that's possible.
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Old 10-May-2009, 08:13
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I haven't been here long enough to gain any real insight on anyone here...yet.

As far as Vmag, like most people here though, I like what I see so far. He seems like an intelligent and decent person. I would probably like him more though if he were to...say....buy me a hooker.
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Old 10-May-2009, 10:25
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Vmag does not like revealing details about himself... etc.
There's always the magic word.

Always.
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Old 10-May-2009, 10:47
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There's always the magic word.

Always.
Abracadabra?
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Old 10-May-2009, 11:09
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Vmag always impressed me from day 1. The way he posted on the Pandemic boards made him an instant and natural leader of the forums over there. He went out of his way to make thoughtful posts that were also playful and funny.

It seemed very friendly and natural for him to be part of that community.

I wanted him to be a mod over there and asked him several times to do so, but he declined each time and I wasn't sure why.

After I left he did finally accept the position and I think I started to figure it out. He is by nature, a prankster - which is fine, but certainly would have conflicted with the way things were done on Pandemic at the time I was still there - except in small and rare ways.

This is pure speculation on my part, but I think Vmag is good at looking at situations and knowing when it's worth salvaging. Something tells me that Vmag looked at the situation on the Pandemic boards and decided it was pretty much going to shit anyway, so he may as well have some fun with people.

That's the sense I get.

Vmag does seem to suffer from the "I need to share but don't want to come right out and say it" syndrome sometimes. I find his answers to direct questions to be cryptic sometimes and meant to either distract or confuse would-be-inquisitors.

Other times the answers are so direct and shocking that it's startling. There are some threads in this forum of that nature. Almost as if he's inviting people to ask more (and this is probably the case) about certain things.

When they don't immediately get more curious, he seems capable of understanding that it's not always a lack of curiosity, but rather that the person may not know how to respond to the situation - which I think Vmag enjoys watching very much.

He's someone that I'd say was inherently fascinated by seeing how people behave at a fundamental level - and he definitely does love to watch people respond to shocking or uncomfortable situations. I do sometimes wonder if his curiosity doesn't get so potent that it leads him into negative situations with those around him, though.

I think he tries to provoke people - not to fight - but to see how they react to certain things, and I think he very much enjoys watching those reactions.

I think he's incredibly fascinated by people - almost to the point of disaster - and that he's probably gotten himself into some pretty deep shit by "tinkering" with people before - and undoubtedly will do so again before all is said and done.
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Old 10-May-2009, 11:23
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I find his answers to direct questions to be cryptic sometimes and meant to either distract or confuse would-be-inquisitors.
I've noticed this, and it does my head right in. I'm a person who likes an answer, not a riddle.

On the other hand, he helped me alot when i became a mod and would help and answer my questions, so on that level, i respect him and appreciate him alot, and felt he did try and stick up for me on the occassion.

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I think he's incredibly fascinated by people - almost to the point of disaster - and that he's probably gotten himself into some pretty deep shit by "tinkering" with people before - and undoubtedly will do so again before all is said and done.
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For a bit of bonus trivia, I play a mean air-kazoo, too.

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