When I was told about this thread, it was like a bad memory farting in my ear.
PITOFZOMBIES, I was still posting for a little while after I got my Mod status revoked. That shit annoyed me but didn't phase me. It wasn't a power trip or anything like that, so you're wrong buddy. The reason I stopped was because I got a fucking life! Before, I was working in an office job (hating life), then unemployed, so I had way too much free time on my hands. Then I got offered to actually work at the 12oz "office," and that's six months of my life I'll never get back. I'm not going to go into details, but yeah, in hindsight everything about 12oz was a waste of my fucking time. From posting jokes to working on the shop that was projected to pay me a salary, but apparently failed two weeks after it's launch, to moderating a bunch of degenerates who live behind online personas. How things went down with me was bullshit, but fuck it, water under the bridge now.
Symbols is right, and 100% right, about what happened to me. My life changed, I did what some of you NEED to do, I grew the fuck up. After leaving the 12oz clubhouse, I started working in tv and film and now I'm pursuing a career as a Union Prop Master. My girlfriend and I got married and a year later we had our daughter who is 18 months now. My life is better than ever and the only thing from 12oz that helped that is the friendship I formed with Harvey Wallbanger IRL. He's the person who I have to thank the most for where I am right now because his wife is the one who gave me my break into tv/film, and he is the one who got me into the Art Department. He's probably the most stand up mother fucker I know, and a great friend to have in a city full of assholes.
So to set the record straight, I didn't leave here because I was butt hurt over losing my mod status. I lost my Mod status because a certain someone doesn't know how to run a business, we had a falling out, and when I edited one of the "12oz VIP contest" posts as a joke (that was hilarious), they took it personal and took away my rights. Then went lied to the other mods saying I ruined some big business deal or some bullshit --all lies guys. I really don't give a shit anymore. When I left 12oz there was all this talk about how the store was going to blow up, a new forum was going to launch, and things were going to be huge. It's now almost four years later and I see no store and the forum is the same. So really, me leaving the 12oz clubhouse was the best thing for me. If I didn't, I'd be getting paid a pair of Nikes every year and my daughter would be wearing paper bags for clothes and eating cardboard soup while living under the Manhattan Bridge. Fact is fact and I live in reality now --it's much better.
IOU --I'll drop you a PM.
Symbols --hit me up. If you're ever in NYC again, lets get beers.
Mercer --Thanks for the kind words. I know I was kind of an asshole when shit was going down and we were saying bye to PSM, but no hard feelings.
This doesn't mean I'm going to be back on here posting. I just don't like fools speculating about shit they don't know anything about, so I'm just setting the record straight. There was never any real "power" in my hands, I never thought I had any real "power." The only way I used what you fools call "power" was to curb idiocracy and help people from that idiocracy catching them any heat. I'm sure a few of you think I abused said "power," but that's probably because you're a fucking idiot that annoyed me. I wasn't power tripping, I just didn't like you.