IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

 Forum Rules 
2 Pages V   1 2 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> How has Matazone changed your life?
Pikasyuu
post May 10 2008, 04:07 AM
Post #1


suggestive cupcake
*************

Group: Admin
Posts: 6,436
Joined: 21-April 03
From: Las Vegas, NV
Member No.: 260
Gender: Female



Yeah, yeah, we passed the birthday et-cetera, but!
In the last few days, I've heard a lot of people say things about fellow Matazonians that, without this forum, obviously wouldn't have happened - it just seems like this forum has had a tremendous impact on the lives of its posters, so I want to know, individually, what has the effect been on you?

I clearly whittled away a lot of my high school years in iRC learning about different musics and things like that. A lot of my favorite bands today have actually been those I learned of because of you people. I also (and don't wince at this..) started smoking because of Matazone, mostly to be involved in the various smoke breaks people were going off on. Dayan certainly has impacted my life to an insane and untouchable degree, as have my friendships with Candice, InKy, Rachel, LoLo, Oni, etc., and Mata has given me some of the best advice and put perspective on things I never would have thought of before.

So, in short, I can confidently say I would not be who I am without this place. I love it, I love the people, I'm just a happy syuu because of it.

How about you?


--------------------
i'm like oh kimosabe,
your body is my hobby






the official 'you bitch' count: a whole lot
last updated 11/05
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
LoLo
post May 10 2008, 05:00 AM
Post #2


Kiefer > Jason
**************

Group: Admin
Posts: 9,704
Joined: 26-February 03
From: UK
Member No.: 51
Gender: Female



Let's see...it started out as a way to stay sane during my unemployment months. I loved being here and being dorky, sticking marshmallows up my nose and documenting it, etc.

I made great friends here and really opened up with meeting people on the internet in person. All the cool people I met here made me expand my world by being great enough that I had to make it possible for me to get over my fear of flying and go to England. Not to mention of course giving me a place to crash while I was out there which made my trips more of something I could do.

This place brought back together some of my old friends like candice, and oxymoronical, and brought them to meet my new friends like syuu, inky, mata, missy, cheese, and many many more. I'm sure I'll have forgotten people, so I'll stop it there.

I'm hoping that now that I'm going to finally become a grown-up soonish, I can return the favor for couching it for other Matazonians that I would trust to crash on my couch when I finally move out. It's always nice to expand your world, and stuff like that just makes it so much easier to do so.

I'm sure I'm babbling now, so let's just end this here, even though I'm sure I'm missing plenty of other things that Matazone has caused to change my life.


--------------------


Being Pimped By Aries Since 2003
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Cath Sparrow
post May 10 2008, 08:46 AM
Post #3


I've been brainwashed
************

Group: Admin
Posts: 4,125
Joined: 10-August 03
From: Cheshire
Member No.: 526
Gender: Secret



Well for me Matazone was actually the first forum I'd ever joined so it opened up the world of internet friends to me (which now turned me into an internet addict you gits! tongue.gif ). It's been a good place to escape to since I've been here and I've met some really amazing people who mean alot to me and would be alot worse off not having them as friends and I got one of the best birthday presents because of you guy for my 30th.
Change wise I'm not sure it's anything big or obvious but it has changed me, I think it's made me open up a bit more personal not so much in person but alot more when I'm on the the net.


--------------------
How would you feel about life if Death was your older sister? You're only young once but you can stay immature indefinetly!!!!



Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Izzy
post May 10 2008, 01:59 PM
Post #4


Germany > Spain...
************

Group: Established Members
Posts: 2,255
Joined: 7-January 06
From: Orlando
Member No.: 2,184
Gender: Female



Well, I was pretty young when I joined, so I think this place made me mature a bit. I've pretty much stopped calling things "retarded" or "gay", because I realized how stupid and childish it made me sound. I've also learnt lots of things I probably wouldn't have if this place didn't have all the adults it does. O, an i don typ lyk dis nemore.

And then there's all the entertainment from CM I wouldn't have if I never joined. biggrin.gif


--------------------
IPB Image
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Industrial Kybos...
post May 10 2008, 02:57 PM
Post #5


Light On The Surface
************

Group: Moderators
Posts: 4,370
Joined: 4-March 03
From: Banjomouse Record House
Member No.: 91
Gender: Male



These forums have always been a great place to while away the time and blow off some steam. I've met some tremendous people here - some still present, some long gone, all of whom know who they are - and like to think I've got some friends for life, which seems all the more likely given my reception here upon my return after a few comp-less years in the wilderness.

For my part, I hope I've given the people here as much pleasure as you've given me. The good people have always outnumbered the arseholes (a grand statement for an internet forum - not many can boast such a favourable ratio), and I feel proud to have been part of the fun since the early years.

It's perhaps not changed me fundamentally as a person, but it's been an important part of me for several years now. The memories and the friendships that I take away from this place are what keep me coming back.


--------------------
the
end
is
nice
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
elphaba2
post May 10 2008, 04:57 PM
Post #6


Lord of the Keys
************

Group: Established Members
Posts: 2,198
Joined: 1-October 04
From: Wonderful-smelling dwelling in French-Canada
Member No.: 1,329
Gender: Female



Um.

Has anyone not had matazone change their life?

It's not that everyone's not wonderful here. I think this is a crazycool place, but I am shy. So it seems like everyone has these awesome individual friendships (mostly, not to be weird, but the IRC peeps) and I am sort of saying 'hello I am here' over at the side of the room. I am not shy in real life, though, I am just internet shy.

So no, my life hasn't really been changed, but matazone was/is a neato place to go where there weren't/aren't lame-ass suburban teenagers moaning about how their parents think they smoke too much pot all over the place. Which is ill! Thanks!


--------------------
can I kiss your dopamine?
In a way I wonder if she's living in a magazine
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Daria
post May 10 2008, 04:57 PM
Post #7


Wait for the uprising
************

Group: Established Members
Posts: 3,177
Joined: 7-April 05
From: In a cave in Scotland
Member No.: 1,735
Gender: Female



I can't imagine what things would be like now if I hadn't had anything to do with the Matazone forums. (For one thing, I wouldn't be hungover today with aching teeth where Wytukaze accidentally headbutted me, last night, whilst dancing to Pendulum with CheeseMoose and Witless at a metal club in Camden for Witless's birthday!)

I wouldn't have had a street teaming buddy to help me out at a Cord, Clear Lake and The Crimea gig at Norwich Arts Centre, if I hadn't met Snoo here.
I would have never gone on IRC (I didn't even know what IRC was, and I still don't understand how it works) if Snoo hadn't prompted me to (after getting to know her better by meeting up for that gig) and so I wouldn't have got chatting to Novander, Witless, Moosh, Gothic Angel, LoLo, Cath, Ange, Gothic They Say, Oni, Wytukaze, Cand and Moop (and more recently Spoon and Syuu).
I wouldn't have posted up my friends' music myspace, which wouldn't have prompted Mr Teapot to message me and have a two hour conversation which made each of us go "oh my, this person is awesome"... and so we wouldn't have met up and exchanged jaffacakes, books and beer (and ended up going out).
I also wouldn't have met Froggy through Mr Teapot. Out of many amazing Matazonians who have actively changed my life, she seems to have done it the most and gave me a leg up when I moved to London. She's like the big sister my big sister should have been happy.gif She also introduced me to The Space Hijackers when I was living in Paris- another group of wonderful people who have changed my life.
I wouldn't have met Novander and Wytukaze at Snoo's 21st birthday pub crawl.
I wouldn't have got into a relationship with Wytukaze. I also wouldn't have moved to London, got a house and two (plus one) cats with him either.
I wouldn't have a bag of pants I still need to give out from the armpit and leghair growing competition from October >_< (nor would I have a gorgeous orange pentapus named Octy)
I wouldn't be all excited right now about having Evil Spoon coming over to stay in June!

I wouldn't be as grounded, open minded nor mentally balanced as I am now, if it wasn't for you incredible lot. Having Mata come up to me, the first meet I went to, and asking "how are things?" made me realise that even when my life seems to be the sh**iest it could possibly be, there's a group of people who will always be there for me. (I also silently said "SQUEE!")

Also, I can now say that I went to Cand and Ste's wedding dressed as a rainbow biggrin.gif
I feel so proud to be a part of this lot, and I am proud of the way the forums have changed my life. I really wouldn't be the person I am now if it wasn't for all of you, and I am incredibly grateful for the friendships I have made.


--------------------
We are unraveling our navels so that we may ingest the sun.

DARIA IZ GOOD ON TOAST

TOAST IZ GOOD ON DARIA
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Moosh
post May 10 2008, 07:58 PM
Post #8


I plug directly into my computer
************

Group: Established Members
Posts: 3,643
Joined: 18-November 04
From: Manchester
Member No.: 1,488
Gender: Male



Well, for a start I wouldn't know be sitting in a room in a house with Wytukaze and Daria, using Daria's laptop to post this, and I wouldn't have gone out last night for awesomeness at the Electric Ballroom for Witless's birthday.

I wouldn't know all the awesome people I've become friends with from here, Becky, Jen, Emma, Izzy, Monty, and all the other awesome burritons and forumites.
I wouldn't be wearing the rather nice pants that I've got on, which were a christmas present from Emma.
I wouldn't have my current facebook profile picture from last summer at the Ben and Jerry's festival with snoo, Becky and Monty.
I wouldn't have had all the huge amounts of emotional support and advice and help that I've had when things have been a bit crap for me.
My lifestyle would currently be a fair bit different, if certain people had not been there at the right time to pull me out of the vicious circle of self-destruction and depression that I was inhabiting a couple of years ago.
And most of all, I wouldn't have each of the people on here that I care about, and that I know I can talk to and ask for help from, and who'll put up with my whinging and incompetence and immaturity, and even let me come and stay with them when I need to escape.

But it isn't just the people I've got to know well that I appreciate, the whole atmosphere of this place, a place that you can come and socialise and get to know people, but also ask for help and advice about anything, without being mocked or judged is very rare on the internet, and I for one count myself lucky that I stumbled across it.

Basically I have no idea what kind of person I'd be without the influences I've got from matazonians over the last few years, but I do know I'd be missing a load of very good friends. I just hope I manage to do as well for other people when they need it as they've done for me.


--------------------
QUOTE (Peter Griffin)
Math, my dear boy, is nothing more than the lesbian sister of biology.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
spiffilicious05
post May 10 2008, 10:53 PM
Post #9


Empowe(red)
************

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,588
Joined: 1-October 03
From: New York
Member No.: 614
Gender: Female



I just wouldn't be me. This place has helped me to grow and vent and realize that there are so many people out there experiencing similar things and - it may sound cliche - but I'm not alone. =)

In other words it has made me realize that it's okay to be yourself regardless of what the world thinks and that there are genuinely nice people out there.


--------------------
Squeaky swings and tall grass
The longest shadows ever cast
The water's warm and children swim
And we frolicked about in our summer skin


Where I roam...
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Cath Sparrow
post May 11 2008, 12:33 PM
Post #10


I've been brainwashed
************

Group: Admin
Posts: 4,125
Joined: 10-August 03
From: Cheshire
Member No.: 526
Gender: Secret



I think part of the important thing about this place is it's welcoming, surporttive, imformative and helpfull but in a really fun and relaxed way. Your more likely to get someone say 'Ooo! tell me more about that.' for something you have going on with you that your not sure is right than someone go 'Ewww!' and then you just as likely in reply to that get someone go 'Oh! yeh I get that to have you tried ......?' and because of the people we tend to atracked it's likely to be a reasonablely well informed reply. For example The TMI thread I set up, it a damn silly thread we all know that. But there's still usefull stuff in there like Froggies way of removing period stains from pants. Just someone saying 'Oh! I had this happen to me today.' is enough for someone else to be able to go away and think 'Oh I'm not the only one then so I dont need to worry about that.'

It's a good place to be is all.


--------------------
How would you feel about life if Death was your older sister? You're only young once but you can stay immature indefinetly!!!!



Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
LoLo
post May 11 2008, 02:23 PM
Post #11


Kiefer > Jason
**************

Group: Admin
Posts: 9,704
Joined: 26-February 03
From: UK
Member No.: 51
Gender: Female



QUOTE (Izzy @ May 10 2008, 06:59 AM) *
O, an i don typ lyk dis nemore.


I think that's happened to many people on here. I use capital letters, punctuation, and sometimes even decent grammar because of this place.


--------------------


Being Pimped By Aries Since 2003
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
vicrawr
post May 11 2008, 08:20 PM
Post #12



************

Group: Moderators
Posts: 1,767
Joined: 9-June 03
From: North Carolina
Member No.: 374
Gender: Male



QUOTE (LoLo @ May 11 2008, 09:23 AM) *
QUOTE (Izzy @ May 10 2008, 06:59 AM) *

O, an i don typ lyk dis nemore.


I think that's happened to many people on here. I use capital letters, punctuation, and sometimes even decent grammar because of this place.


It's true. Go back to your first post and try to read it without cringing. I know I can't.


Aside from making me who I am as a person today, Matazone's also allowed me to sort of watch myself grow up. A lot of my life experiences are pretty much due to being on Matazone. So, thanks Mata, for giving so many people the opportunity to make positive change in their life.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mata
post May 12 2008, 12:49 PM
Post #13


'Trouble Down Pit' now online!
***************

Group: Admin
Posts: 10,206
Joined: 22-February 03
From: Southern UK
Member No.: 1
Gender: Male



I would like you all to know that I had to stop reading this thread about halway through because I didn't want to start crying at my desk while at work biggrin.gif

I'm now going to look at the TMI thread to remind myself how grimy you all are tongue.gif


--------------------
Trouble Down Pit: Still updated every Monday and Friday
The Matazone Games blog
The Matazone Shop The Matazone Blog
The Matazone Corset Shop: Snobz corsets at 10% off their recommended price!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sir Psycho Sexy
post May 12 2008, 07:19 PM
Post #14


Technically a giant, intellectual midget.
************

Group: Established Members
Posts: 4,319
Joined: 29-March 03
From: Enger-land
Member No.: 197
Gender: Transgender



I started off reading this thread thinking "well...not a lot really", but then that treacherous thing that is my memory started ticking...


I guess without Matazone, my life would have been significantly more sheltered than it is. Early on it was a huge boost to my self-confidence, what with one thing and another. I've not always been on my best behaviour and I've probably made a fool of myself on more than one occasion, but yeah, that's all part of life.

We've laughed, we've cried, we've loved, we've lost. It really has been emotional, hasn't it?

Edit: Oh, and the grammar, never forget the grammar!


--------------------
He's a freak of nature, but we love him so.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Eli
post May 12 2008, 11:16 PM
Post #15


M.I.A.
******

Group: Established Members
Posts: 275
Joined: 22-January 08
From: Condominium
Member No.: 7,112
Gender: Male



I havn't been a member for that long but it's certaintly helped me to stop tlkng lyk tis all the time and it's given me someting better to do then finding things to break. That's about it though...oh and I've become more sure on the fact that our world is corrupt and we shall all die from pollution or from the U.S pissing off every country with threats about bombs and wars.


--------------------
"I worship individuals for their highest possibilities as individuals, and I loathe humanity, for its failure to live up to these possibilities." -Ayn Rand
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
leopold
post May 13 2008, 11:06 AM
Post #16


Absentee Mod
**************

Group: Moderators
Posts: 8,691
Joined: 4-March 03
From: On the face of the planet, somewhere north of Guildford
Member No.: 95
Gender: Male



I can't say Matazone changed my life, but it did get me through some darker times. Well, I say that, but really it's the people in here that did that. Anywhere is only as good as it's inhabitants make it, and this place was made fantastic for me by the people. I got the chance to meet some great people on here which, unfortunately, I've not spoken to for a long time.

So I'd like to say to all these people, whether they come here or not, a massive thank you for all your friendship and help to me during those times. It was fun, it made my days much more bearable and I've never forgotten that.


--------------------
Insert humorous comment here
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Snugglebum the D...
post May 13 2008, 12:09 PM
Post #17


F*cking with the best since 1996
************

Group: Established Members
Posts: 2,614
Joined: 24-February 04
From: Wiltshire. UK
Member No.: 962
Gender: Female



Oh it's a reunion - may as well add my bit. smile.gif

This place didn't change my life but it probably kept me sane for two years while I was working from home. I spent the best part of 13 hours per day either working or caring for a little one; that's a lonely place to be at times. So this place was my way of socialising. Thanks for that.

I'm back in the office now so I've kinda' drifted away back into the 'Real World'. S'not quite so much fun out here so it's still nice to check in from time to time to see what's what.


--------------------
Art should be an expression of what humanity is capable of imagining - not limited to representing that which surrounds us - Demetrios Vakras
funked)out_frog is my special Harem slave
Harem count: Markslut, xkitsurabamix, Black - Wings, Candice, Moop, Daedalus, The Lorax, Franken - Sarah, Artemisia, Cath, Wyvern, Saucy Tara, PsychWardMike, JimiJimi, Fallen Element, Smiler, Korbin Dallas, laenan kite, Valerie, Faerieryn, trunk_girl26, Sir Psycho Sexy, Steam Roxxor, pgrmdave, monkey_called_narth
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mata
post May 13 2008, 12:26 PM
Post #18


'Trouble Down Pit' now online!
***************

Group: Admin
Posts: 10,206
Joined: 22-February 03
From: Southern UK
Member No.: 1
Gender: Male



QUOTE (leopold @ May 13 2008, 12:06 PM) *
I can't say Matazone changed my life, but it did get me through some darker times. Well, I say that, but really it's the people in here that did that. Anywhere is only as good as it's inhabitants make it, and this place was made fantastic for me by the people. I got the chance to meet some great people on here which, unfortunately, I've not spoken to for a long time.

So I'd like to say to all these people, whether they come here or not, a massive thank you for all your friendship and help to me during those times. It was fun, it made my days much more bearable and I've never forgotten that.

*falls off chair*

*Hugs Leo*

Chap! How the devil have you been! I've been wondering for years how you are getting on. I knew that these forums had been your shelter during the real-world storm, but I had always hoped you'd pop back in. It's put a big grin on my face to see you on here again. Aww! *hugs again*

And Eli - Fixing your grammar, check, making you sceptical about the future of the planet, check... That's pretty much exactly how this place is supposed to do, I suspect wink.gif


--------------------
Trouble Down Pit: Still updated every Monday and Friday
The Matazone Games blog
The Matazone Shop The Matazone Blog
The Matazone Corset Shop: Snobz corsets at 10% off their recommended price!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
leopold
post May 13 2008, 02:59 PM
Post #19


Absentee Mod
**************

Group: Moderators
Posts: 8,691
Joined: 4-March 03
From: On the face of the planet, somewhere north of Guildford
Member No.: 95
Gender: Male



Ah, I'm doing all right thanks Mata. Happily married, kids, decent job, nice place to live, and it's even sunny outside (and because I'm working at home I can take advantage of it biggrin.gif ) so all is well in the land of Leo.

Actually, this place did change me in one way - being the first person to wear the mod pants gave me a level of power and self-esteem that still lives with me to this day. Although they're a bit tight these days!


--------------------
Insert humorous comment here
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Industrial Kybos...
post May 13 2008, 07:13 PM
Post #20


Light On The Surface
************

Group: Moderators
Posts: 4,370
Joined: 4-March 03
From: Banjomouse Record House
Member No.: 91
Gender: Male



QUOTE
Heh... This could well be the only place in the world where good grammar and vocabulary could potentially get you some action...


Just found that whilst cruising old threads. Magical times for a Linguistics graduate such as myself, I can tell ya.


--------------------
the
end
is
nice
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
monkey_called_na...
post May 13 2008, 07:27 PM
Post #21


I'm an inefficient bear. Maul.
************

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,970
Joined: 21-June 03
From: carlinville illinois
Member No.: 408
Gender: Female



What gets you laid gets you laid, man.


I would have to say that this place got me through alot of the harder times in my life. Generally it was nice to be able to talk to somone about the stuff that was going on in my life, and really.. I didn't have alot of people that were worth while talking to in real life. Most of them were douche bags that just always went, "well... that sucks Steph. Wanna go get high now?"

Even negative feedback was better then being told to ignore every problem. So, that really helped alot.

I would like to think this place helped me preserve my sanity through all the bull sh*t that got thrown my way over the years. Luckily everything seems peachy keen now, and it's still nice to be able to wonder back here.

I also learned what a comma was, and other worldly grammar bits.


--------------------
ATTACK SLOTH!

It's gonna get you... eventually.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sir Psycho Sexy
post May 13 2008, 07:41 PM
Post #22


Technically a giant, intellectual midget.
************

Group: Established Members
Posts: 4,319
Joined: 29-March 03
From: Enger-land
Member No.: 197
Gender: Transgender



QUOTE (leopold @ May 13 2008, 12:06 PM) *
I can't say Matazone changed my life, but it did get me through some darker times. Well, I say that, but really it's the people in here that did that. Anywhere is only as good as it's inhabitants make it, and this place was made fantastic for me by the people. I got the chance to meet some great people on here which, unfortunately, I've not spoken to for a long time.

So I'd like to say to all these people, whether they come here or not, a massive thank you for all your friendship and help to me during those times. It was fun, it made my days much more bearable and I've never forgotten that.


So my first thought was "how did I end up in this old thread?", but then I saw the post date and the first words to pop into my mind were "f*ck a duck". Good to see you're still alive and kicking!


--------------------
He's a freak of nature, but we love him so.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Industrial Kybos...
post May 13 2008, 07:44 PM
Post #23


Light On The Surface
************

Group: Moderators
Posts: 4,370
Joined: 4-March 03
From: Banjomouse Record House
Member No.: 91
Gender: Male



QUOTE (Spussy Cat @ May 13 2008, 08:41 PM) *
"f*ck a duck"


That was, word for mallard-bothering word, my precise reaction to the news. These are exciting times.


--------------------
the
end
is
nice
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
elphaba2
post May 13 2008, 09:55 PM
Post #24


Lord of the Keys
************

Group: Established Members
Posts: 2,198
Joined: 1-October 04
From: Wonderful-smelling dwelling in French-Canada
Member No.: 1,329
Gender: Female



QUOTE (Industrial Kybosh @ May 13 2008, 03:13 PM) *
something something something Linguistics graduate something

No way Cap'n Kybosh! Linguistics? Internet high five?

/is going to McGill for Ling & Langs

/has nothing else to offer this thread


--------------------
can I kiss your dopamine?
In a way I wonder if she's living in a magazine
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Pikasyuu
post May 13 2008, 11:25 PM
Post #25


suggestive cupcake
*************

Group: Admin
Posts: 6,436
Joined: 21-April 03
From: Las Vegas, NV
Member No.: 260
Gender: Female



QUOTE
That was, word for mallard-bothering word, my precise reaction to the news. These are exciting times.


no joke:



also, what exactly does a linguistics graduate do?


--------------------
i'm like oh kimosabe,
your body is my hobby






the official 'you bitch' count: a whole lot
last updated 11/05
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

2 Pages V   1 2 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 21st October 2017 - 03:57 PM
Use these links if you're going to shop at Amazon and a percentage of what you spend goes towards helping this site!