I don’t know if you are all aware of it, but OBSCENE’s ET-Birthday is near and I wanted to get to know him a little better and give you all a little insight into his world. So I made and interview with him. For once the interviewer could feel like his “victims”, lol. The result can be seen below. Enjoy!
1) Could you tell a few words about yourself?
Believe it or not, I'm really down to earth. I consider myself intelligent, confident, and driven to succeed.
2) How did you start encoding and when?
Well I first dabbled in uploading. I always wanted to do more, so I tried my work in encoding. If not for the direction given to me by a few friends in the underground, then I'd not even be in the position I am today. Ever since we started ExtraScene, I felt like those guys are family. We have one hell of a team, and we stick together. I've been doing it for less than a year (for ExtraScene) and at one point in time I will admit I had no clue what I was doing. It's amazing the things you can learn.
3) Why did you start uploading, what was the reason you got into this?
Ah uploading, I've done for quite some time. I've always promoted file sharing, on various sites, since I was young. Ever since the BitTorrent Protocol exploded in the last decade, I've been committed to it. I share, because I believe file sharing is a right. Not only that, but sharing, is in fact, caring.
4) What is the most interesting part of ET in your opinion, what was the first thing that captured you on ET?
What's the most interesting thing about ET? Well I'm not sure where to begin. The community here, regardless of religion, race, gender, or differences of any sort, we all have opinions, and we're allowed to hear them. I've never seen such a fast growing site, and one that is dedicated to constantly bringing the peers the best quality content. The site itself is constantly adding new features, and keeping ahead of the pace. That's why I love this place.
5) Do you still love uploading and encoding as you did in the beginning or now you love it even more?
Well honestly, lol, after you start encoding, you find yourself pointing out the little details and mistakes other encoders make in their releases. It comes naturally, it's like, I cannot even watch a movie from another release group, without realizing they had fucked up aspect ratio, or resolution, or finding something wrong with it. Granted we all make mistakes we're human, but it comes with the nature of the game so to speak. Another big downfall, is I cannot enjoy cams anymore. I talk about this with other encoders, it's like the quality makes me sick now, lol. It happens I suppose. Yes though, I love doing what I do. It's addictive. You only strive to get better, regardless if the "haters hate" you just "let'm hate" and keep doing your thing.
6) What motivates you still, after getting it all, respect, popularity, the ultimate status available on ET?
I still think it's humorous. I don't want to be idolized and if you suggest that I am it's kind of funny. It's not why I do this. My intentions were to play a big role in watching ET grow, and if I've done that, then great, that's all I wanted.
7) What are your thoughts about the future, the future of ET?
The future has it's pros and cons, especially referring to BitTorrent. Lots of sites have went through turmoil and there is no denying that. One thing though, we have so much more to offer than those other sites who've failed, and I believe we're driven to succeed unlike they were, instead of being motivated by profit alone, we actually respect and care about file sharing. As for what's next, who knows. I never doubt for one minute ET will constantly evolve. One of my favorite sayings is, "you can either evolve, to keep up with the pace, or fossilize, and die off", and in fact, we don't plan to die off anytime soon.
What would you like to add?
I want to thank each and everyone who's supported ET over my time here, and even before. Thanks to all the site staff who've made ET what it is today, present and past. I want to also thank the ExtraScene peers for sticking by us as we grew into what we are now. We do what we do because of the people, for without the people, there would be nothing left.
Now that I see his point of view, I can tell that he is humble to his work, ready to help, share his experiences with whoever wants to learn and although he does not want to admit it, he is a leader for many of us. Ok, he is not literally an icon, but he is an essential part of ExtraTorrent’s community. For me he is a good partner in the articles, uploader who has the stuff first, who is involved in everything that has to do something with Extratorrent and he is a friend. I also had some information gathered about him from other admins that were happy to cooperate. The usual response to the task of describing OBSCENE was always positive. But I must admit SaM and XxGoLDxX phrased it the best:
There is a lot to write about OBS...still won’t be enough to say how much i admire this guy....
one of the reasons for me to call ET my home is OBSCENE...
When I joined ET, which was before he joined, I was kind of an uploader in the dark..behind the scene...and few users were acknowledging my work....then he noticed...gave me more motivation...more support...backing me up when needed...and I started realizing that to be an ET-ian is not only to upload and leave...but to get involved and to melt, merge and be with ET...
I have been around the torrent world for many years...but to tell the truth the only unknown p2p torrenting online true friend that I can call my best friend is OBS...
understanding, wise, cool guy and super admin...did a lot to the site that for some time I doubted that he is the Site Administrator using other ID...lol...
and then he started impressing me with more and more stunning skills/ideas/plans etc...
Coming up with the ExtraScene RG, giving us impressive encodes...with that ET & ES risen to a new skies..... and then not satisfied with that achievement only he comes up with the new brilliant idea of articles corner...wow...that was really great thing to do... well... day by day OBS proves to me that he is a guy that he is having great ambitions and is capable of reaching them...also he does make all those around him feel that way... and now that I have been promoted to super admin which means working more closer to him on handling ET it is my great honor to have that position for many reasons and the first of them is that OBS is part of that team... thanks OBS for being there for me when I needed it and for being there for ET and every member of it...
Mr.OBSCENE a Legend he is a one man show, when I joined ET about nine months ago he was the first who gave me a ET Junkie and said always comment on torrents.
I was impressed by his work and liked to stay more here and started learning things, I learned a lot from him he's, like a teacher to me.
As I know he is uploading from 3 years and he got his trusted after 75 torrents as I read here in his comments and today with his 844 torrent's he's a master uploader.
Is because of him all the great uploaders like noir, secretmyth and many more uploading here on ET.
Very Hardworking uploading, seeding, new articles, new torrents, first to get new here, helping in chat banning fakers, giving review's , commenting, taking decisions, taking care of the site, keep on getting new changes on site, and more only from one man OBSCENE.
Off course I would like to thank everyone involved in this article and I want to wish a happy ET-birthday to OBSCENE!
And last but not least I would like to add my favorite saying, “Maybe I didn’t become who I wanted to be, but thank God I didn’t stay who I was”. This applies to all of us who share this magnificent site and get involved uploading, commenting, reviewing, reading the articles and learning something new on the way. We only become richer on the way, so let us continue our journey together.
December 11th, 2009Posted by: Date:
Friday, December 11th, 2009
|Thanks for the article, but I do not want any "idolization" :D|
|posted by (2009-12-11 15:56:45)|
|i thought ud av bin older but hey ur as old as the woman u feel!!!nice 1 obs u always fair and considerate u always here it but u r d man keep it up my good man and thank u.|
|Awesome article, Happy ET Bday OBS!|
|HAPPY BIRTHDAY OBS HAVE A sweET BIRTHDAY|
|posted by (2009-12-11 16:13:53)|
|Happy ET birthday OBSCENE. And thanks for all the good work....|
|Happy Birthday OBS from the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown KY!|
Toast it up! - clink!
|Happy ET Birthday Obscene...Another year of life..Your the man with the plan..|
|posted by (2009-12-11 16:31:44)|
|Hehehehe.. Awesome Z0R4N thank you v much for the article :P |
ah... OBS it is your B'day :D :D Cool.. zzz
HAPPY B'DAY TO YOOO..
HAPPY B'DAY TO YOOOO......
HAPPY B'DAY OUR GRATE OBS :))))))
HAPPY B'DAY TO YOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...............
LONG LIVE ET :)
Happy B'day OBS
|posted by (2009-12-11 16:37:19)|
|Happy ET Birthday OBS. :)|
|I had passed thru this site a few times before opening my eyes and seeing the community. The presence OBS possesses here is undeniable and is one of the main reasons I joined back in May.|
Sadly I was away from the torrent world for a while, only stopping through to find needed material for business, but when I stepped back in, OBS was there, still guiding strong.
OBS, maybe you don't feel like "idolization" is appropriate... But can you see that your support for ET and our Staff/Members, your undying conviction to the P2P community, your endless supply of encouragement and help, your dedication to keeping us informed with the truth, your passion for quality... all of these and more... are easily an inspiration to anyone wise enough to recognize them?
Happy ET Birthday, OBS! Whether you want the recognition or not, you definitely deserve it. :D
|posted by (2009-12-11 16:51:12)|
|HAPPY ET B-DAY OBSCENE.....|
Wherz d party 2nite.....sum of the dance floor....
|Happy ET Birthday OBS! Just met you recently when I joined, but I can already see that you are a driven man. Great to be a part of something that you are working at. Take care.|
|Thanx for the article...ZOR4N..........I m a big fan of OBS. He is just awesome.|
Legend in true sense. Wish u a rocking B'day, OBS........
|obs happy birthday man thanks for all the grerat uploads and your contribution to ET.|
|posted by (2009-12-11 17:46:00)|
|Cheers Mate keep up the good work i really appreciate it and i am sure everyone else can agree with that. All the best..|
|HAPPY BIRTHDAT TO U |
Happy ET Birthday Obscene
LOTS OF KISSES FOR U
MY BOYFRIEND WOULD KILL ME IF HE KNEW ABT THE KISS LOL
BUT WHO CARES
ET ROCKS BCZ OF OBSCENE...
|great article... Happy B-Day Obscene.. "ExtraScene" .....|
|ITS NOT MY BIRTHDAY PPL..........|
He meant on the 22nd it will be my anniversary here lol
|Happy Birthday Obs and YOU ROCK|
|birthday or anniversary its all to celebrate all that is OBS :)|
|If it wasnt for obs torrents on 1337x I would have never found ET my home away from home.Thanks bud for all your love and dedication to this great site.|
|Ob's yo da man! Happy Anny and keep doin' what ya do bro!|
ET would not be what it is today without you!
|Happy Birthday Obs|
|Happy ET B Day for 22nd Obscene|
keep up yout great work and looking forward to grabbing some of your torrents in the future
|posted by (2009-12-11 20:10:54)|
|If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.|
All i can say obs mate it's a job well done.:D
|U r Super; OBS we all love you! U rock man!|
|Happy ET birthday!!! My idol!!|
|happy et birthday OBSC,,thank u man for everything that u do,,thumbs up, always for u..|
|Many many Happy Returns of the Day OBS :):)|
|yo thanks for all u contributed man..Happy Birthday G|
|posted by (2009-12-11 23:03:56)|
|Happy ET birthday OBS, You are one of the reasons I didn't just look and pass this site by. You make people feel welcome, and that's what makes this site different. Thank you to Z0R4N for taking your time for the dong the interview.|
|first i think this was a great article and interview ty for doing it.....|
second we all appreciate everything that you do for ET OBS and this was a great way for us to be able to say how much we appreciate you...
|posted by (2009-12-11 23:43:50)|
|Happy Birthday. Hope you had a gud un.|
One thing to add, tho: "it's better to burn out than fade away".
|Wow, I never knew these sites had communities until I found ET. I usually just lurked in the corners, praying I'd get some quality dl from Mini, Iso and a few others, but the moment I first found ET I never looked back. I find it funny that for the first time, I'm feeling guilty about dl'g and never uploading because I never paid attention to the effort put forth by the guys doing the encoding and all that tech stuff lol, but now that I'm here, I see the effort that Obs and so many others in ES/ET put forth. So big ups to Obs on ya ET Bday, keep doin what you do bro!|
|Err ummmm... I meant Happy Anniversary?? blah.... that sounds so lame...I like Bday better... so as fiddy would say....Go Obs... its ya Bday...we gonna party like its ya bday...|
|posted by (2009-12-12 03:09:15)|
|Happy Anniversary Ob!!! Everybody appreciates the "long, hard" hrs u pull to make ET a better place, and to bring us great movies first! You're a good man who makes this world a little more tolerable, know that. And great interview, great answers..especially your answer to #5. I know I'd get addicted for sure, lol. My own mother has told me I have addictive behavior when it comes to computers o_o|
|posted by (2009-12-12 03:30:32)|
|yeah man happy anniversary man you rock|
|happy ET b-day OBSCENE and many more|
|posted by (2009-12-12 04:39:20)|
|posted by (2009-12-12 05:34:30)|
|thanks for all you do pimpin' ........cheers to many more years at ET!|
|posted by (2009-12-12 05:51:14)|
|Happy ET Birthday OBS. :)|
|posted by (2009-12-12 05:58:43)|
|Happy ET Birtday OBS. Rock on!!!|
|happy et bday obs .......peace|
|posted by (2009-12-12 09:14:05)|
|Happy b day Obs|
Because its your birthday i decided to change my avatar
Ever thought about creating a place on this site for people to upload avatars for other people to use
Just a thought. ET the place to be
Happy B day
|posted by (2009-12-12 09:19:44)|
|Cheers ZOR4N. There are a lot of people to thank on this site. xxxOBSENExxx, one of the many, one of the best.....|
|A very happy b day|
|posted by (2009-12-12 11:25:59)|
|A Very happy birthday.|
|Happy Birthday OBS|
|posted by (2009-12-12 12:25:26)|
|OBSCENE RULES ALL THE WAY |
SO I'M GONNA WISH HIM A JOYOUS B-DAY
CAUSE IF IT WERE'NT FOR HIM
THIS SITE WOULD BE A LITTLE DIM
HE HAS SHOWED THAT THE TRUE WAY OF SHARING
HAS UNIFIED THE PEOPLE THAT ARE CARING
ON THE ONLY PLACE TO BE
AND MOST CERTAINLY MUST BE ET
|gratz and thnx for making et for what it is|
|thanks obs for everything!!! Happy Birthday!|
|Happy B-Day OBSCENE! A big THX and keep up the good work!|
|posted by (2009-12-12 16:49:44)|
|Wow great idea you had Zor4n ,love your article.It's nice knowing one of the people behind this site.Anyway Obscene,your work here says everything about yourself,so Happy Anniverary and i hope you'll have many,many more,here on ET.|
|posted by (2009-12-12 17:54:59)|
|thanks for your uploads and happy B-day =D|
|HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you HAPPY BIRTHDAY you Obscene person HAPPY BIRTHDAY to youuuuuu !|
|posted by (2009-12-12 21:29:02)|
|Happy Birthday Obs Thanks for all the great uploads|
|posted by (2009-12-12 23:16:09)|
|Happy ET Anniversary!!|
Thnx for all your work so far.
Many more man!
|posted by (2009-12-12 23:56:35)|
|"Coming up with the ExtraScene RG" um it was my idea to start the group with him lmao|
|posted by (2009-12-13 01:35:49)|
|Happty Birthday Obs and a big thank you|
|HAPPY B DAY SIR..just how old are you?|
|ok why can't i pay for this site?$30 is cool with me but it always says can't set up parameters..help|
|happy birthday OBS |
thanks for everything you do for us here at ET
|lol, Obscene youre already a idol... youre a ET legend.... Sharing is Caring, and youre one of are Biggest Contributors...|
(and not to mention, impossible to match at Encoding quality... depressing.)
|HAPPY ET ANNIVERSARY!!!!!! Thanks to you and the ET team, keep up the good work. Because of the recent article I've tried to start uploading I'm having fun with that.|
|posted by (2009-12-13 15:47:28)|
|OBS,,,,HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! Thru this site ET I am feel I have a trusted friend.|
FELIZ CUMPLEANOS !!!
|Congrats on ur anniversary Obs :)|
|posted by (2009-12-14 03:52:12)|
|Happy B-Day Obscene ... looking 4wd 4 da next rlz .. keep rocking|
|Happy Birthday, OBS! Thank you for all your work and help!|
|Happy anniversary OBS hope you stay 4ever. ;-)|
|posted by (2009-12-15 01:31:08)|
|hppy belated bro ))|
|posted by (2009-12-15 13:50:44)|
|Happy anniversary bro...|
|Happy Birthday and many thanks for the many uploads xxxxxxxxx|
|posted by (2009-12-15 18:23:59)|
|such a great site and community thanks for all the hard work by All at ET|
|posted by (2009-12-15 20:44:15)|
|thanks for all the great uploads keep it Obs|
|have a good one obs when it comes and may all your birthday wishes come true :)steffix|
|posted by (2009-12-18 18:59:28)|
|Belated birthday wishes OBS, thank you for the guidance..xx|