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Title: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: akashayi on August 18, 2009, 02:52:17 pm
The First North American Flipside Forumite Bloodbath...I mean, Meetup

Should probably be during a con, and everyone knows that the best cons are in Los Angeles. ;P
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Pozf on August 18, 2009, 03:01:06 pm
I might have to disagree just because hotels in L.A. are EXPENSIVE as Fuck.

and I better be one of the people Bathing in blood, NOT part of the blood...
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Churba on August 18, 2009, 03:01:39 pm
The First North American Flipside Forumite Bloodbath...I mean, Meetup

Should probably be during a con, and everyone knows that the best cons are in Los Angeles. ;P
San Diego Comic con, PAX, Or PAX East, for example?  :P
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: akashayi on August 18, 2009, 03:09:40 pm
Well, sdcc is still only a few hours drive from me, being in southern california :P
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Kanazaka on August 18, 2009, 03:31:22 pm
If it's in California, the earliest I would be able to attend would be next summer, since this summer's already over.  Starting August 24th, I'll be in school nonstop until next May, with a short break for Christmas and very short breaks between now and Christmas.  Of course, please don't schedule the meet-up around my schedule.  I just wanted to let you know my situation  :).

However, if someone decides to head up a Midwest mini-meetup, I'd be able to attend that, especially if it's at Anime Central  ;D.  But if it's at Chicago Comic-Con, then that might work, depending on if I'm still working at my planned internship.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: CrystalDragonSpaceMarine on August 18, 2009, 03:46:33 pm
I'd probably never be able to come, unless things change drastically in the next year.

But it's a nice thought.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: D Archangel on August 18, 2009, 06:20:06 pm
How come no one ever comes to the southeast? We're hospitable.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: RoninAngel on August 18, 2009, 07:05:15 pm
I want to go! But it has to be only a state or 2 away, becuase I am poor and can afford to go like anywhere. I live in oregon and could behaps be persuaded to go to Washington State, California or perhaps Nevada to visit.
Oregon would obviously be the most awsome, for me, duh.  :D
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Pozf on August 18, 2009, 07:23:48 pm
I honestly don't care Where it takes place, but somebody Has to bring twister, I have a challenge that must be completed still... *shakes fist angrily*

Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: akashayi on August 18, 2009, 09:12:09 pm
Don't forget the kiddy pool and the jello!
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Pozf on August 18, 2009, 09:20:44 pm
That's the job of the Host!
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: No.Na. on August 18, 2009, 10:07:43 pm
the biggest issue I have is living way the crap in the east coast (RI), and having no money to travel anywhere X.x
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Trombonefellow on August 18, 2009, 10:16:30 pm
Also on the east coast, and probably couldn't attend.
Maybe if it were in Chicago though.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Pozf on August 18, 2009, 10:21:19 pm
PAX east is in Boston I think.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Churba on August 19, 2009, 06:48:11 am
PAX east is in Boston I think.
Yep, and PAX West is in Washington.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: UmberIsSexy on August 19, 2009, 11:15:21 am
If it was somewhere nearby I wouldn't mind ..., but otherwise I wouldn't bother.
Looking at Deatzh's choice of words, it's easy to see just how deeply she feels about us all.

edit: um not trying to be an a-hole Deatzh, just thought it was funny that's all! :-[ :-X

I would FUCKING LOVE this or the Euro one, but it's just not going to happen until I somehow become rich.

Actually I would probably hate it since I suck at being social.  However I would like to meet Akasha and Pozf and be a semi-wallflower...no wait I want to meet Oddball too and Razzly, and...it would be great to meet Churba and Emp...

Well wait Whatever!  I would FUCKING LOVE this.  This is something I'm willing to set a life priority on.  My older son gets to come though (he's 6 and needs a lot of real life experience with cool people asap because he's a really really bright kid).

Not saying it'll happen this time, but as long as I'm rich enough for my wife to be ok with it, this is something I'm so totally into.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: RoninAngel on August 19, 2009, 11:30:47 am
You are so cute Umber!  :P
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Emp_Dragon on August 19, 2009, 11:33:08 am
I just have to say this Akasha: COPYCAT ;)
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: UmberIsSexy on August 19, 2009, 11:38:42 am
You are so cute Umber!  :P
Thanks Ronin so are you!
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Pozf on August 19, 2009, 11:42:10 am
Actually I would probably hate it since I suck at being social... and be a semi-wallflower...

This, except replace semi-wallflower with guy sitting in the corner with a laptop being completely anti-social. Most likely at least.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: UmberIsSexy on August 19, 2009, 11:51:11 am
It would be hard to use your laptop effectively with all the people demanding your attention.

Like "Hey Pozf!  Get over here and play jello strip twister!"

or "Hey Pozf!  Look at the naked boobs of so and so over at the jello strip twister game!"

edit: or "Hey Pozf!  What do you want for breakfast?!"
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Pozf on August 19, 2009, 12:00:01 pm
Well how I'm unsure how I would respond to the first two, it would probably depend on what I'm doing, I definitely have an answer for the 3rd one,
I don't eat breakfast, I'm never up that early... unless somebody wants to make me breakfast at 5:30 AM right before I fall asleep.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: UmberIsSexy on August 19, 2009, 12:07:06 pm
I just have to say this Akasha: COPYCAT ;)
To be honest I would be way more interested in the Euro one at this point.

For one thing I've been to L.A. before.  For two things, going to Europe and meeting European people is awesome.  As it is meeting people from any foreign country.  It's just nice to see different perspectives.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Emp_Dragon on August 19, 2009, 12:09:10 pm
Well, that's what I told her when she asked of we could hold it in Toronto: As soon as we've airlifted the land mass of Toronto to the awsome side of the atlantic ocean XD
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: UmberIsSexy on August 19, 2009, 12:10:45 pm
And then plus there's the hot accents to consider...

but then let's not neglect the inherent benefits of having Akasha host a meetup...

edit: also, forgot to mention - part of my support for Euro meetup comes from me not being in the states right now :-\ ..but apart from that, I still think it'd be awesome...
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Emp_Dragon on August 19, 2009, 12:14:51 pm
Oh, you mean like watching you dressed up in latex and leather with Akasha giving you a good whipping? :P
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: UmberIsSexy on August 19, 2009, 12:22:14 pm
Oh, you mean like watching you dressed up in latex and leather with Akasha giving you a good whipping? :P
Ouch?

Quote from: UmberIsSexy
Looking at Deatzh's choice of words, it's easy to see just how deeply she feels about us all.

edit: um not trying to be an a-hole Deatzh, just thought it was funny that's all! :-[ :-X
It's funny because it's true.  None of you are familiar/important enough* for me to qualify spending a ton of money and going all the way the hell over to California (although this could be an excuse for me to meet up with my online booty call).  Money's tight, and I'm already running two (admittedly unreliable) jobs.
I mean, really, if I just want to visit Brion, I can call him and take the, what? half hour drive to go see him?

*There's only one person I talk to outside of the forums, and even then I still consider all of you strangers.
right.  Well that's honest and so well, yeah...right.

Nice talking to you too.

by which I mean, I would like to respond, but am not quite sure how, so, anyway, nothing.

edit: well I was being bitchy right there.  Anyway, what I mean is I'm not sure how you can feel so or how it even makes sense to feel so.  Unless it's more of an intentional skepticism thing.  I feel that way about most forums I've been to, but I feel that people here are actually very genuine.  I'd be surprised if there's anyone here that I dont...

oh god damn I always get more personal than is needed here...I'm sorry, I've spent a lot of time in I guess what you would call self-help groups, where we spent a lot of time discussing each others' feelings or whatever.  Ignore me.  I really need to go to bed...good night again.

You have a good skill at being hurtful though Deatzh.  imo.  I usually try to shake it off, but...well yeah, there you go.  I don't know if you mean it or you just tell yourself that it's ok because you're just speaking your truth, but on the other side it hurts.  Just a little feedback for ya.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Emp_Dragon on August 19, 2009, 12:25:33 pm
Oh, you mean like watching you dressed up in latex and leather with Akasha giving you a good whipping? :P
Ouch?
Don't worry, I bet she won't mind your suffering one bit ;D
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Emp_Dragon on August 19, 2009, 12:46:19 pm
D, he's drunk, don't pay too much attention to what he's rambling about
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Pozf on August 19, 2009, 01:14:20 pm
*There's only one person I talk to outside of the forums, and even then I still consider all of you strangers.

You're not the only one, I'm the same way... except exchange the 1 person with two people.


edit: well I was being bitchy right there.  Anyway, what I mean is I'm not sure how you can feel so or how it even makes sense to feel so.  Unless it's more of an intentional skepticism thing.  I feel that way about most forums I've been to, but I feel that people here are actually very genuine.  I'd be surprised if there's anyone here that I dont...

There isn't a way I can speak for Deatzh, but seeing as how I feel the same way, I might shed some light on the situation from my angle.
As genuine as people can be/are on the internet in general, even if you talk to that person for a good amount of time. By never meeting that person, you miss a key piece in understanding that person. I can't explain it too much, but there is just something missing when you don't spend some kind of time with that person, In person.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: UmberIsSexy on August 19, 2009, 07:48:27 pm
D, he's drunk, don't pay too much attention to what he's rambling about
nuh-UH!

But sorry for derailing the thread. :-[ :-[  Now where's my rock to crawl under?
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Foof on August 19, 2009, 08:22:01 pm
PAX east is in Boston I think.
Yep, and PAX West is in Washington.
So Brion should really do a convention in Seattle. ;D  I got my mom into Flipside now.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: akashayi on August 19, 2009, 10:10:10 pm
I totally agree. Nothing to even be sorry about, there's just a huge divide between net friends and my friends that I've met and interacted with in the analog.

Mostly why I think it'd be neat to meet up at...say a con where everyone kind of wanted to go outside of flipside forumiteness anyway :P
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Pozf on August 19, 2009, 10:16:41 pm
Isn't that just a VOIP program?
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: akashayi on August 19, 2009, 10:17:22 pm
And hey, if I finally fix the pulseaudio(blech) issues, you could even see my awesome face through skype. :P

Now, we just need to get brion to install skype for once and harass him into taking part.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Pozf on August 19, 2009, 10:26:26 pm
Looks like you wouldn't need to fix pulseaudio, some freeware thing I assume, then Akasha.

That would be fairly cool, now we just need to force Brion... Who lives closest to him again?
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Pozf on August 19, 2009, 10:30:19 pm
Well we need to figure that out so we can persuade *see: force* his appearance
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: akashayi on August 19, 2009, 10:31:00 pm
oh, no, I know I need to fix my pulseaudio drivers(by stabbing them! stab! damn it, linux) when it comes to skype video. from experience. just haven't really had the extra need.

otherwise, skype works fine for me. :P
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Oddball on August 20, 2009, 12:15:15 am
Just want you all to remember this: In here there are no strangers just freinds who have met yet  8)
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Pozf on August 20, 2009, 12:20:53 am
I seriously disagree, BUT this conversation Does Not need to be rekindled.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: RoninAngel on August 20, 2009, 11:37:06 am
So what is the consensus?
What would be the eaisiest place for the most people to get to, (with special consideration for those of us who can only travel so far)?
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Pozf on August 20, 2009, 11:53:30 am
There isn't one because almost everybody has a area restriction, Although if it seems it should make sense that it would be in IL just because that's where Brion is.\


Edit: also looked up skype, the video conferencing is only one on one.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: CrystalDragonSpaceMarine on August 20, 2009, 02:12:56 pm
There isn't one because almost everybody has a area restriction, Although if it seems it should make sense that it would be in IL just because that's where Brion is.\


Edit: also looked up skype, the video conferencing is only one on one.

Everyone open a separate conference for each person!
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Pozf on August 20, 2009, 02:25:25 pm
I think I'll need a bigger screen then O,o, or maybe I can hook a second screen up.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Smiles on August 20, 2009, 09:41:11 pm
well if it's in CA i can't go.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: UmberIsSexy on August 20, 2009, 10:21:45 pm
Everyone open a separate conference for each person!
I smell Epic!

I have an idea though:

Why don't we set up some sort of text-based messaging system, hosted on a web server somewhere, where people can type in whatever they want to say, that way it will sort of be like having a conversation, but people can say things whenever they want.  All the...well we could call each individual text message a "post".  These "posts" would then be ordered in a sequential fashion in order of when they were "posted" and would therefore be readable as a collective conversation between many people at once?

This would also solve the bandwith problems of trying to have a massive online group meeting!

I'm sorry, it's not funny at all, I know.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Pozf on August 21, 2009, 02:53:58 am
Everyone open a separate conference for each person!

I wonder what the limit to the number of conferences you can have up at once, I'm screwing around on Skype right now and haven't seen any kind of number.
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: No.Na. on August 26, 2009, 09:20:39 pm
Im all for internet conferencing, if thats what ends up happening ^^

I don't know much about any programs tho >>;
Title: Re: Flipside North American Meetup Discussion
Post by: Smiles on August 27, 2009, 08:04:46 pm
how about something in the Midwestern region? ???
like minnesota or indiana or something like that. then i could actually go