Sunday, May 29, 2022

A trip down memory lane.

Ah, the good old days, when there were CRT televisions, dial-up internet, and a lot of those old cartoons that never air anymore. Those days were the days. Seems like it was the best of times for a child in the 90's.

I used to watch TV a lot back then, we didn't have very many children's channels on our cable package. I usually just watched Nick for the classics like, Rocko's Modern Life, Rugrats, or even when it first came out, Spongebob Squarepants. Those old episodes in the 4:3 ratio.

That was until my dad subscribed to a dial-up internet service (later transferred to DSL) and I always worked on learning the old versions of HTML. This was before the invention of CSS where most websites were basic static pages without a lot of content.

Which also brings me back to when I started browsing different forums over the internet, one of my favorites being "Zelda Fan Game Central" (Which will be abbreviated as ZFGC from now on), which I was G-Lined on their official IRC Network for being a complete idiot and spamming all of the channels.

Back then on ZFGC, I remember when they were on a service called EZBoard, then later transitioned to InvisionFree, then they got their own hosting service, installed Simple Machines Forum on it, and after that pretty much started dying off after that.

I remember that the whole concept of ZFGC was based along a big fan project to re-write a popular Nintendo game, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, into a Link to the Past styled 2D looking style experience. I was following the project religiously.

That being said, I started working on my own fan games, with idiotic names and such... I've never completed any of them, like most of the users on the forum. Even then the site stood strong for several years.

OOT2D was indeed deemed a fake project after some time, and that's how the website started to decline, the whole promise of OOT2D was then taken over on a dead forum which laid to rest with a lot of assets and development engines.

This leads me into a very sad memory... I was having a lot of fun and anxiety over a project that I started back when I was only around 13 years old. I was into an MMORPG called MapleStory and I started on a quest to make the first private server for the game, during that time I went into a mental hospital for over 6 months. Reason being I was skipping school too much and was trying to protect my property from an autistic cousin that I have. So, I actually failed to promise the first MapleStory Private Server. Though I did indeed host one for a short amount of time, until I got bored.

Proof that I was able to maintain a gaming server is all that I needed to get my spirits up for bigger and better projects outside of private servers. This blog being one of those ventures.

Later I started YouTube, I watched a lot of Video Game related content, and eventually came across the Let's Play community, which was going strong for the longest time, and still is. I even started making my own content for YouTube. My objective on YouTube was to get a following on the platform and doing so was very slow and not very effective for my enjoyment. I was around since the beginning of YouTube and I always watched, and still do watch a lot of my old favorite channels on the platform.

As making video content was starting to get old, and very tedious... That is what brought me to this point here.

I hope you've enjoyed my basic life story here... It's a lot... But if you made it this far, I commend you.

Thanks,
James.

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