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Paul, I'm gonna have to ask you, and your co-helper to stop this immediately, the boss is mad, real mad, he told you both specifically to reveal what you've had done these past couple of years. He never gave the clearing to answer the subject's desired questions! I hope I won't be forced to take more drastic measures
Haha, is this how Titanic Sinclair felt when people were trying to piggyback off of his project too?
My post was a clever ruse, It was made to show if you were actually telling the truth, thank you for revealing your true colors.


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Also I assume Aria (or how you want me to call you) leaves as well.
NO! For the love of God no! Taking Aria would be like depriving me of oxygen!


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Da Husk.
Come on, Cheat: Were there any major fluctuations with Verb's IP? Because that could make of break this whole thing.
I'd contest this, but it's not like you'll take my word for it.

I wouldn't waste Cheat's time with such a (relatively) trivial matter anyway.
Did you have some sort of special networking setup for the purpose of immersion? If so how did you pull it off?
Yes. We weren't even sure if we'd be able to pull it off as well as we did, but we thought if we kept Verbatim's personality complex and his speech patterns relatively simple, we'd have a greater overall time maintaining a consistent persona. Occasionally, this was met with bemused reactions from subjects. Reports of hypocrisy and contradictory opinion were common during early portions of the project (mostly during the bungie.net era), so we all gathered around and agreed upon select principles that Verbatim would live and die by—this is where his black-and-white sense of ethics came in. It made it a lot easier for us to maintain without getting caught in contradictions.

Hiring Matt was a huge risk, but I put my trust in him anyway and we were able to cooperate with him to great effect. By far the riskiest move on our part was having him record a video answering questions from you all—his first and only video appearance, to my knowledge. The reactions scared us. A lot of you gave reports of Matt seeming "too normal" to be Verbatim, and we thought the project was destroyed, but in the end, it actually led to one of our biggest breakthroughs during our research.

In short, it was a journey. In some ways, I'm not sure how we were able to do it. But I know that we couldn't have done it without Matt. Now that he's gone, I'm not sure how could ever continue (we had plans to keep this going indefinitely).
Yes, but how did you physically accomplish this? I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you posted from a consistent IP. Did you have multiple people remotely access a single machine for the purpose of posting? Did you do this with multiple machines within a single network, where "Verb's IP" was just the network IP?
Little of column A, little of column B.

The thing is, Verbatim was a college student and a frequent mover (we tried to establish this through his post-lore).

He would take his laptop to several places where his IP would change frequently. His home, the park, the bus stop, the mall, his college—the list goes on. So it made sense to us that his IP would change from time to time, because that sort of thing only seemed normal.
Fair enough, I'll accept that as an explanation. In the back of my mind I always thought there was something off about Verb, like his views were almost too autistically black and white to be real. Also, props for giving us the biggest mindfuck of all time.
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What's your damage, Heather?
wait are people actually taking this seriously

I thought you guys were just playing along


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Don`t suffer in silence.
Also I assume Aria (or how you want me to call you) leaves as well.
NO! For the love of God no! Taking Aria would be like depriving me of oxygen!
You have me.


 
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Talk no Jutsu specialist.
wait are people actually taking this seriously

I thought you guys were just playing along

dw i am

(playing along that is)


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Da Husk.
wait are people actually taking this seriously

I thought you guys were just playing along
Innocent until proven guilty. As long as he can make at least a semi-believeable justification, I'll go along with it.


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Don`t suffer in silence.
One last question. Your favorite color?


 
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One last question. Your favorite color?
Though Verbatim's favorite color was stated to be green, I've always been more partial to blue.


 
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What's your damage, Heather?
ha


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Don`t suffer in silence.
One last question. Your favorite color?
Though Verbatim's favorite color was stated to be green, I've always been more partial to blue.
Ah, well... Warm green and light blue?


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Da Husk.
There were times where I thought "Verb" was almost too much of a caricature of himself to be real. (Like that one thread where he got into a big argument with LC over PC gaming) I always just attributed it to "Verb trolling", but could that have been a character inconsistency where one person was trying way harder to be Verb than another?


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send nudes
you first, sexy boi
I made lewd Discord server, if you wanna join. Also is Mint your alt?
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Don`t suffer in silence.
One last question. Your favorite color?
Though Verbatim's favorite color was stated to be green, I've always been more partial to blue.
Ah, well... Warm green and light blue?
Also you probably like salty food and you like rock. Am I right?

Edit: that's actually what verb would like, you would like rock as well, but you tend to listen to melodic one. Then again it's only my guess.
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send nudes
you first, sexy boi
I made lewd Discord server, if you wanna join. Also is Mint your alt?
yea. Are you guys actually sharing lewds???


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send nudes
you first, sexy boi
I made lewd Discord server, if you wanna join. Also is Mint your alt?
yea. Are you guys actually sharing lewds???
There's only me right now, I would share something


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if I don't use caps the post isn't serious
Bullshit.


 
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I can't believe you put this much effort in a troll thread when you could've spent that time on the next Dark Souls video.


 
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I DONT GIVE A SINGLE -blam!- MOTHER -blam!-ER ITS A MOTHER -blam!-ING FORUM, OH WOW, YOU HAVE THE WORD NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, HOW MOTHER -blam!-ING COOL, NOT, YOUR ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT A BRAINWASHED PIECE OF SHIT BLOGGER, PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, SO PLEASE PUNCH YOURAELF IN THE FACE AND STAB YOUR EYE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF SHIT OF SOCIETY
Aria ruined this for you

I mean I wouldn't have believed it anyways (only somebody like Iberian Husky is that retarded to read this whole thread and actually believe you fucking lol) but I would've thought about it for a minute.


 
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I DONT GIVE A SINGLE -blam!- MOTHER -blam!-ER ITS A MOTHER -blam!-ING FORUM, OH WOW, YOU HAVE THE WORD NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, HOW MOTHER -blam!-ING COOL, NOT, YOUR ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT A BRAINWASHED PIECE OF SHIT BLOGGER, PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, SO PLEASE PUNCH YOURAELF IN THE FACE AND STAB YOUR EYE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF SHIT OF SOCIETY
There were times where I thought "Verb" was almost too much of a caricature of himself to be real. (Like that one thread where he got into a big argument with LC over PC gaming) I always just attributed it to "Verb trolling", but could that have been a character inconsistency where one person was trying way harder to be Verb than another?
LOL


 
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What's your damage, Heather?
Aria ruined this for you

I mean I wouldn't have believed it anyways (only somebody like Iberian Husky is that retarded to read this whole thread and actually believe you fucking lol) but I would've thought about it for a minute.
youre dumb

I immediately knew it was some JP BS


 
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Come on, Cheat: Were there any major fluctuations with Verb's IP? Because that could make of break this whole thing.
I'd contest this, but it's not like you'll take my word for it.

I wouldn't waste Cheat's time with such a (relatively) trivial matter anyway.
Did you have some sort of special networking setup for the purpose of immersion? If so how did you pull it off?
Yes. We weren't even sure if we'd be able to pull it off as well as we did, but we thought if we kept Verbatim's personality complex and his speech patterns relatively simple, we'd have a greater overall time maintaining a consistent persona. Occasionally, this was met with bemused reactions from subjects. Reports of hypocrisy and contradictory opinion were common during early portions of the project (mostly during the bungie.net era), so we all gathered around and agreed upon select principles that Verbatim would live and die by—this is where his black-and-white sense of ethics came in. It made it a lot easier for us to maintain without getting caught in contradictions.

Hiring Matt was a huge risk, but I put my trust in him anyway and we were able to cooperate with him to great effect. By far the riskiest move on our part was having him record a video answering questions from you all—his first and only video appearance, to my knowledge. The reactions scared us. A lot of you gave reports of Matt seeming "too normal" to be Verbatim, and we thought the project was destroyed, but in the end, it actually led to one of our biggest breakthroughs during our research.

In short, it was a journey. In some ways, I'm not sure how we were able to do it. But I know that we couldn't have done it without Matt. Now that he's gone, I'm not sure how could ever continue (we had plans to keep this going indefinitely).
Yes, but how did you physically accomplish this? I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you posted from a consistent IP. Did you have multiple people remotely access a single machine for the purpose of posting? Did you do this with multiple machines within a single network, where "Verb's IP" was just the network IP?
Little of column A, little of column B.

The thing is, Verbatim was a college student and a frequent mover (we tried to establish this through his post-lore).

He would take his laptop to several places where his IP would change frequently. His home, the park, the bus stop, the mall, his college—the list goes on. So it made sense to us that his IP would change from time to time, because that sort of thing only seemed normal.
Fair enough, I'll accept that as an explanation. In the back of my mind I always thought there was something off about Verb, like his views were almost too autistically black and white to be real. Also, props for giving us the biggest mindfuck of all time.
Bro, it's fake. A lot of things don't add up.


 
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I DONT GIVE A SINGLE -blam!- MOTHER -blam!-ER ITS A MOTHER -blam!-ING FORUM, OH WOW, YOU HAVE THE WORD NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, HOW MOTHER -blam!-ING COOL, NOT, YOUR ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT A BRAINWASHED PIECE OF SHIT BLOGGER, PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, SO PLEASE PUNCH YOURAELF IN THE FACE AND STAB YOUR EYE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF SHIT OF SOCIETY
Aria ruined this for you

I mean I wouldn't have believed it anyways (only somebody like Iberian Husky is that retarded to read this whole thread and actually believe you fucking lol) but I would've thought about it for a minute.
youre dumb

I immediately knew it was some JP BS
Of course it's fake, but he could've given us some pause if aria hadn't joined in.


 
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What's your damage, Heather?
nah, the idea itself is retarded

no pause at all lmao

p much jake was bored tonight


 
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Goodness gracious, great balls of lightning!
lmao this is such bullshit


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Garlemald did nothing wrong.
>All of you fuckwits not believing him

I'm willing to give Paul a chance here. Verb was that annoying cousin you kind of hated but were forced to love also because he's family but Paul seems like a breath of fresh air.

Paul, can I pay you to probe my thoughts for an hour every other week?


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If I'm not here, I'm doing Geology. Or I'm asleep. Or hungover. One of those three, anyway.

If you want nameplates or modified images for avatars, pm me to your heart's content. I may or may not ever get around to them, I'm lazy like that, but I'll get around to them at some point. Maybe.
It's a bit late for April, mate.

Nice idea too, but Sapphire did this a few weeks ago.
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It's a bit late for April, mate.

Nice idea too, but Sapphire did this a few weeks ago.
I had no idea they're still around.