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23 August 2004 @ 01:17 am
edit: ftw is a bandwagon  
Hey, jumpin' on the bandwagon. Comment and I'll reply with a completely honest opinion of what I think of you. Positively AND negatively. Like, if I don't know you well, I'm not going to try to make anything up about how friendly you might be. :D
 
 
 
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Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 23rd, 2004 10:03 am (UTC)
You - are - a - good - guy. It's cliche, but as the artist of a comic which you grew to not really like, it's good to see how you were able to handle the hordes of crazy fans and not let them down. From what I remember, you've never really acted like an ass to anyone online.
Offline, you're still friendly, and rather down-to-earth. But guess what, Internet... *gasp* Ian Jones-Quartey of happy-go-fun-time RPG World's Comicsx drinks BEER!
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Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 23rd, 2004 10:08 am (UTC)
Back in the days, you were the pinnacle of absolute sarcasm. You pulled off the "badass" feel as well as a kid in his mid-teens could... on the Internet. There were times that we got into arguments, and I really don't remember the content of the arguments, but more often than not, it was a battle of wits and you always seemed to win. I was a little intimidated by you back then - you really didn't seem like the nicest of guys.

Now I'm sure you're still not the nicest of guys, but you've definitely changed. All conversations are cordial, and while most of your posts maintain the badass feel, they're not too down-in-the-dumps anymore. Probably because things have cooled off, but I don't know. You know. I don't know.

And trust me, when you ask me for help, it's not as annoying as you might think. I like to get off my ass and do productive stuff. You definitely ask me to help you a lot more than most people, but I'm glad you're often pleased with my result.
Andyddrmallrat on August 23rd, 2004 02:00 am (UTC)
ftw? wha?

yes plase
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 23rd, 2004 10:14 am (UTC)
Before I met you, I heard nothing but bad things about you. Mostly from the usual crew, like Bryan and uh, Adam and stuff. 'Course you were just a name, but when I actually met you, I personally had no reason to dislike you. And as of now, I still have no reason to dislike you, which leads me to believe that you're a nice guy! :P

From time to time you have sorta made an ass of yourself. I don't remember like it's yesterday, but at the Oasis you'd often be, like, hugging people and everyone would think you're weird. Or maybe you'd just be hugging me. But hey, it was cool.

One thing I can't stand is your emo posts. You seem to preface every one of them with "Forgive this emo post," etc. etc. etc. You're too self-conscious. But then again, those posts seem to deal with relationship stuff where you get the shit end of the stick, and it doesn't seem like you've really learned yet that that's life. But then again, you're much more headstrong about getting into relationships than I am, and that's a good thing.

Yes, we joke about you being the "masturbation king" from time to time, but I don't think there's anything wrong with that. I miss having you around; it's as if you were one of the main people in a group of friends I don't seem to see as much anymore.
- ddrmallrat on August 23rd, 2004 03:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
big_fluffy01big_fluffy01 on August 23rd, 2004 02:01 am (UTC)
bla?
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 23rd, 2004 10:21 am (UTC)
You were definitely the most friendly, outgoing guy I met at UCSC. It's no secret that you made a genuine effort to win the friendship of everyone at Porter. I really envy you for that. When you told me to get up off FFXI or whatever I was doing on the computer, it was annoying at times, but I really should have listened to your advice. It's also been nice going to late night a few times during the year, and talking. I was able to get stuff off my chest, and you understood.

I think you're a bit too selfless. Just from what I read on your journal, it seems like you don't really stand up for yourself enough. I think it had to do with the job thing. Sure, you applied to those jobs, but it seems like you were doing it just to please your dad. When the freeipods thing came around, you were really hesitant to post your own link before you posted others'. You need to gain some self-esteem and put yourself out there. I just get the vibe that you seem a bit insecure, and I see no reason why you should be.

You show more spirit for Porter and UCSC than most anyone I know. I'm not really much of a spirited guy, but I'm glad you like it there. I agree that I definitely can't wait to get back, though.
- big_fluffy01 on August 23rd, 2004 11:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
Gaialorn_hecate on August 23rd, 2004 03:20 am (UTC)
Commenting!
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 23rd, 2004 10:28 am (UTC)
Honestly, I still don't know too much about you. I heard your name tossed around before I met you, and it was often with negative connotations... I really don't know why. I can't really remember what was said, but whatever it was, the times I had hanging out with you and other friends completely disproves it. You're very friendly, and generous, too. Thanks for Nodding Nessie and the European candies and taking us all paintballing and a whole lot of other stuff, too.

I envy your writing and reading skills. You tend to write a lot of poetry on LJ and I make a genuine effort to try to read it and internally critique it, but you're definitely talented. I think you're a bit dramatic, but you're often vague about stuff and I can't tell why.

But in more recent news, thanks a lot for stopping over and driving us yesterday. You didn't seem in the best of moods, but it was quite nice to pick us up in teh city.
- lorn_hecate on August 23rd, 2004 11:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Same story, different iteration.soygirl on August 23rd, 2004 06:16 am (UTC)
hit me!
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 23rd, 2004 10:41 am (UTC)
This is probably the hardest one for me to write, because I've attempted writing something similar and a lot more private and sorta failed. I had really strong feelings for you a year ago, and I'm sure you know that. Hanging out with you and talking with you was what sorta made the previous summer unforgettable.

Basically it's difficult to write this because I'm trying to think of things you don't already know. We share a whole load of interests - drawing, design, programming websites, computers in general - and still we're quite different in terms of our style and tastes, so much that we don't get bored of each other or anything.

I've always been jealous of your ability to stay on top of the latest trends in music and related topics. From time to time I felt as if I needed to compete with you to show I wasn't completely out of the loop, and most of it was just out of insecurity.

As for insecurity, I remember when you felt insecure about your future and really had no idea where you were going, both for college and well, in life. I felt, and still feel, exactly the same thing. And it's probably the most distressing thing in my life - I don't like thinking about my future.

Basically, all of our similarities and all of the things we can learn from each other makes our friendship a really good one. Hanging out with you yesterday made my day. Most importantly, though, only when you're having a good time is when I'm satisfied. I genuinely want you to be happy in life. Egh, cheesy, but yeah. I don't know how to end this well.
brandon johnsonpiratezim on August 23rd, 2004 07:20 am (UTC)
IS THIS WHERE I CASH IN MY VOUCHER FOR A FREE VESPA?
beauseizure on August 23rd, 2004 08:18 am (UTC)
That is really, really funny. I'm serious.
- jeffreyatw on August 23rd, 2004 10:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
- piratezim on August 23rd, 2004 04:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
paolo.: winner.radpaolo on August 23rd, 2004 09:20 am (UTC)
BLAM!
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 23rd, 2004 10:55 am (UTC)
First memory of you is, of course, doing something wacky on the DDR machine. Having a seizure to the tune of bag. And then screaming "PANTSU" in that Metreon anime store and being asked to stop.

Of course it was nothing but the Interjournalnetland that actually brough some depth into my view of you. You're clever, by God, and like, from what I can tell, the king of pop culture references. What's more, though, you're quite friendly. Whenever it came to planning outings 'n' such, you were always quite cordial, and versatile as well.

It's probably just jealousy, but I've started to get sorta tired of the format of your entries - basically a whole entourage of race-related media stuff that I know nothing about, of which you seem very enthusiastic. I'm just out of the loop, I'm sure. It's probably because I don't watch TV.

But hanging out with you recently at 3vil or whatever tourney was very good times. You make events like those fun - you really energize everyone else and make them lighten up. James and I appreciate having you around, totally.
- radpaolo on August 23rd, 2004 09:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Mr. Blue Skyjonio on August 23rd, 2004 09:43 am (UTC)
*sprawls* take me, I'm j00rs
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 23rd, 2004 10:59 am (UTC)
I don't know where Brad "found" you, but you're a REALLY GREAT CARTOONIST. Seriously, your style is simple yet original, and totally awesome. I get you on the randomness thing, though - while it would be hecka rad to sit down and make a comic series, it might get monotonous. And your comics are anything but monotonous - at times, they're, like, genius. Like the kid that Tsuyoshi had to face off against ("I LIKE GAMEZ MISTER") was amazing. As are your more recent deviantART comics. Weo.

And to be honest, I don't know much more about you than that. And being totally honest, I often skip over your blogs. :| And sometimes I get the feeling that you might read MegaTokyo or something because you use stuff like 0's for o's and 3's for e's!!@#! OH NO!

But yes I envy your style and you are cool guy.
(Anonymous) on August 23rd, 2004 09:44 am (UTC)
what about me?
what's your opinion?
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 23rd, 2004 09:59 am (UTC)
Re: what about me?
You're an asshole. You decide to leave the stupidest, most disjointed comments I've ever received, and you never make any sense. Your posting is erratic. I basically think you're a horrible person.
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Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 23rd, 2004 11:17 am (UTC)
Well, Internet-girl, you seem to be all smiles, yet in sort of a bittersweet fashion. From what I can gather, you've been through a lot in terms of relationships, but you seem to have ways of dealing with it and keeping happy. I know, that's sorta really general, but all I do is read entries. :\

I've been surprised in the past at how pleased you seem to be at my responses. Like, you've thanked me in the past for commenting, or asking how you're doing, or really simple things like that. I've been sorta taken aback that you appreciated it, since I personally didn't see it as much. But I can really just say what's already been said - thanks for reading my LJ, and it's been a pleasure reading yours.
Mikeyneomikey on August 23rd, 2004 10:22 am (UTC)
Hit me! :D
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 23rd, 2004 08:35 pm (UTC)
Hey. You're quite the friendly internet personality. Doesn't take to sarcasm, is just full-on nice to everyone. I don't know too much about your interests besides webcomics, of course, but to me, you're the only well-rounded born-again Christian that I've ever met.

And about that: I respect you because of that. I never really liked the idea of "born-again" religion... but it makes me feel as if those who have gone through whatever process that implies have definitely reached a big decision in their lives. My only gripe is that I feel born-again religious folk act the friendly, homely way they seem to just because of their religion. I don't know.

Some posts I've seen from you on LJ seem to get really dramatic and are definitely not like I've seen from you on IRC. You're definitely not all smiles. But still, to me, you're the neighborhood Ned Flanders, only not as annoying. Yeah, I'd say that's a good thing.
The Captaincaptainwinkey on August 23rd, 2004 10:32 am (UTC)
I'm forever going to associate you with a shaved head and a tape recorder.

(It was not shaved, it was *razored*!)
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 23rd, 2004 08:39 pm (UTC)
Throughout high school, you started to drift farther away from my closer group of friends. You became much more involved in business and seemed to be looking far beyond school and most forms of basic socialization. But now, you seem to have settled down and I'd stay you're still the same ol' Steve that used to put ".com" on all the TFH we wrote. And that's good to know.

I've always seen you as somewhat erratic, and very, very confident. One of the most confident people I know. I recently saw Office Space (yeah, for the first time :\) and after the main character goes through his little hypnosis session and loosens up, I was like OH HELLO STEVE WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THE MOVIE.
bubberz20 on August 23rd, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
Umm you dont know me that well.... ive only been on your list for a while.... but... do your best??
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 23rd, 2004 11:21 am (UTC)
I don't like to come off as an ass to people I don't know. There are a lot of personalities on the Internet that would rip people they don't know to shreds simply because they tried to be friends and everything, and they're busy people. I don't think I'm like that and I don't like to be that, but I did say I'd be completely honest here.

I'm glad you like reading my journal, but it seems like you're often pretty confused at what's going on. Like, I read a comment you made on Ian's journal, asking him if he made an animation that he posted. I was like, duh. Yeah. He did.

I didn't want to reply back to you when you first posted on my journal, because I honestly wasn't too interested in hearing about your life. My "policy" is that people can add me to their friends list, but I'm not really obligated to read their journal in return. I did skim through a few times, and I saw that you've been through pretty complicated times, like with your parents. You seem like a simply peaceful person, and that's cool.

Okay, I tried my best. :P
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ÇØ|\|®@Ðwhiterabbitcb on August 23rd, 2004 11:20 am (UTC)
i dont take well to criticism
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 23rd, 2004 08:44 pm (UTC)
I'd say you're "chaotic." While definitely being intelligent and seeming to know what you're doing and having a great ability to observe and reason, you consciously make choices that you know might screw stuff up. I can't think of one certain instance, but you know, it's all got to do with relationships, groups of friends, decisions like that... and stuff that has gotten you into juvy.

You go for it, but it doesn't seem like you're often ready to handle the long-term consequences. This is a lot like any usual high school student, only I'd say you're smarter, and probably more confident. Above all, you're fun to hang out with, and so whether or not you're hostile and often quite dramatic, it's good to have you around.

Sorry I've been flakey in driving you around and stuff this summer. I'm seriously not trying to avoid you or anything. It was good seeing you yesterday - just by looking at you (albeit sleepy) I'd say you've matured a bit.