|Once I was told, that the view from atop the mountain, was high, and widespread. That once you reached those heights, the air would be fresh, the skies clear, and the sun would keep you warm. I have yet to feel this sun upon my back, yet to view the open skies, and yet to breathe that fresh air. That mountain top, that was so steep to climb, makes everything below, seem so far away.
That is how the world looks, when you cannot get any higher in your travels. You sense the sudden shock of reality, telling you that there is no more destinations for you to reach. Your heart then takes over your mind, and tells you, that there has to be more. Something else must be out there. Sometimes you know in your head, that the end is nigh, but if you have the heart of a pirate, daring to set sail on every sea, then you know deep inside, the journey has just began.
In recent months, I have debated on leaving this world that we all exist in, this torrent world. Am I afraid? Never. Do I feel bored? At times yes. Do I love ET? Of course. ET will always be my home. This place has been amazing, and I've watched it skyrocket in my time here. I've fought my way to the top, everywhere I have went in life, and what I have accomplished, I am proud of.
Whenever someone was in doubt, or needed a helping hand, xxxOBSCENExxx has always been there for them. The thousands upon thousands of PMs I have replied to, assisting others, I never grew tired of doing, as sharing is caring. Sharing my knowledge was something that I knew not only helped the person whom needed my assistance, but if you believe in "paying it forward", hopefully that person would then spread the same knowledge to others in need. This is what keeps the torrent world alive, all of you, who dare not turn the other cheek, to those in need.
Our little world, has always had it's competitions, from uploaders, to site battles, to release groups all trying to bring out the most quality at the fastest pace. Never did I expect the discontent from within, the walls of the fortress I was assigned to guard and protect. I have come to realize, that in fact, when you do nothing, you are hated, and when you succeed, there will still remain those who choose to try and cut you down. No matter what you do, those will attempt to make you into the enemy.
Whether this happens because of jealousy, or if this happens out of spite, I do not know. All I know is, recent contradictions and developments have led me to believe, that you can't win if you win, and you surely do not win if you lose. There comes a point, where you have to decide what it is you want out of something, and when you feel that you're unappreciated, especially from within your own "home", you tend to break that cycle, and find something new.
This is a struggle, that I am aware happens daily, and at times, I know we all go through this in our lives. Is it worth the loss? Maybe. Will you regret decisions you have made in the past? For sure. All I know, is each and every day for the better part of 2009, I have dedicated my time and my all, to bringing you, the members of our Extra Torrent community, quality releases, and also, trying along with the rest of the ET staff, to remove all unwanted content from this site. For the people of the world, not for myself.
I have always had strong feelings about file sharing, its a method, that is important to each of us, and most do not see, that the war on file sharing, is a war on our basic freedoms and rights as human beings. Censoring the internet, is a battle I have long stood in the warzone over, armed, and vocal, ready to fight the good fight. This is something I will continue to do, no matter where this long journey takes me.
I want to take the time to thank each and every one in the torrent world, who shares files. This is the biggest and most important thing you can do, to let your voices be heard. Together we can change the way industry does business, and force a modern technological take onto the way the world operates, and how digital media and all media in general is distributed. I want to thank all the members of ET, for sticking by us as long as you have, and watching this place grow into something beautiful, and also, let you guys know, this site will continue to grow and bring you amazing new features, and be the only place you need to go for all your torrent needs.
This was just something, I felt I needed to write about, to get it off my chest. "Inside xxxOBSCENExxx's Mind". Continue to come here daily, there are a few here who really do understand the importance of file sharing, and will be willing to assist you in any way possible. These people are brave proponents of p2p, and risk themselves daily, for your entertainment, and for the purpose of winning this war on our rights. Everyone, sharing, is caring, and its the right thing to do. Thanks for the love.
August 27th, 2009Posted by: Date:
Thursday, August 27th, 2009
|Very nice article Obs, well written and insightful. I do appreciate all the help you as well as others have given me on this site. I like to come by at least once a day, many members on here I have talked with almost everyday since I joined. I can understand the "competition" aspect as I think most people have it built into themselves. The constant crying and general drama that many feel they have to apply, I will never understand. This whole idea about file sharing should make most if not all happy and if you are not, find another place to go. Why come in here everyday just to start sh** and ruin other peoples day. Good movies, software, games, and a fun place to chat don't know what more anybody wants. Again thanks to all of you that have helped me since I've been here and the friends I have made, and to the rest of ya "Piss Off" (from my UK friends). bones|
|posted by (2009-08-27 05:32:51)|
|thats great obs maka wanna cry :)|
|posted by (2009-08-27 05:36:16)|
|damm well written|
|posted by (2009-08-27 05:40:09)|
|its one thing to hate someone or mess with someone who upps fakes and virus shyt and spam..or just someone who makes their name so to speak from others works in the torrent world(stealing/renaming)...its another thing to be fuct with and hassled for doing what 99.9% would say is a great F-N job above and beyond duty....Dont let some jealous haters rain on your sunny mountain top..LOL You are where you are in ET because of what you have done and do for ET. Maybe if some others did as much as you for the site and its members, they wouldn't have time to be jealous ;) and would have earned the respect or whatever they feel they are being cheated out of....who knows..but jealousy is always 90% of the internet hate...|
|posted by (2009-08-27 06:29:17)|
|Nice one OBS|
|posted by (2009-08-27 07:44:34)|
|well said obs|
|posted by (2009-08-27 10:52:13)|
|i think as a newbie (so to speak) from the first day that i landed upon this site i have always been helped always got the torrent i wanted and always know whats c@@p...Its all those in admin that are making this site well and good i aint been here long but have learnt a lot sometimes from asking sometimes by reading but always never hindered..When you try to help sometimes you maybe vindicated and sometimes praised...But no matter what as long as you know your doing something worth while then keep doing it regardless of what people say or do.. and for this site compared to others i always know which are good and which are bad torrents some sites you dont get that luxury.. Ijust hope that i will be as techniqully minded as all of yous in admin and almost admin.. so to finsh ET is defo the place to be and stay and all you haters and fakers spammers and whammers stay away your not wanted and your rubbish wont be downloaded from here(just thought i would get this off my chest)...Tamperr (UK)|
|posted by (2009-08-27 12:38:57)|
|the first time i came aross ET i really felt the same way as looking at a girl ud introduce to your mom,and thru the days and months and years it has never disapointed me...my sincerest thanks to obs and to all the people running ET and keepin all the junk out..the only way i know i can ever repay u guys is by seeding as long as i can,telling all my friends who come and visit the site to seed as long as they can as well...tnx very much indeed people,you're all doing such a great job indeed!!!(just something i feel i need to share)|
|OBS, regardless of what is said or what BS transpires I believe you and people like yourself are the heart and soul of the torrent world and ET for that matter. I hope you stick to your guns and help make ET a better place. ET without it's Heart and Soul will be like an empty shell. You're the best and the brightest here and I believe in the short time I've been here you've done nothing but helped to breathe "life" into this site. I hope this isn't your final bow. I for one want you to stay indefinitely ... and I'm sure many peeps here will 2nd that notion. People, if you feel the same, please respond and let OBSCENE know your view. This is an important topic. TY. :)|
|posted by (2009-08-27 13:03:41)|
|feel the same way with wicked,ET is gonna be like a 3-legged chair without obs in here,u can still use it but it's gonna be a little bit awkward to say the least..stay on obs,people are looking up to you like a kid to a bigger brother..|
|Obs you are vital cog in the wheel that makes ET tick. Please keep this clock ticking....|
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, 1952.
|Speachless....very well said OBs|
I agree with W1ck3d1nt3nz and 2nd that notion....
I stand and applaude you for your work here at ET!
" You must never show no mercy
...nor have any belief whatsoever
in how others judge you...
...for your greatness will silence them all............
|posted by (2009-08-27 21:49:29)|
|theres only one way to go well either stay at top or go down theres no higher than high|
|posted by (2009-08-27 23:03:01)|
|damn thats some deep sh!t right there...you know OB i wrote you a review the other day and asked if it was lonely on top...i dont know if you read it or not but i guess you answered that question for me... i could only imagine the bs and politics of the internet world but my suggestion to anyone in your position would be to remember that hatred is gonna be everywhere in life and take it like a compliment ya kno bro?? if 3.5% of the world hates on you dont ever ever ever ever forget about the other 96.5% that truly appreciates you.. even if they dont show it|
|obs is very helpful and has been very to this newbie and all my questions and my special request. all i can say is thanks obs for all ur help|
|I never said I was going anywhere LOL. I was just told, to write more articles about "ET Life" by the site admin, and nothing can be more realistic about the site then a look into my mind and my way of life on Extra Torrent. This is a deeply personal article in a way and in a way I feel alot on ET could relate to it, so I wrote it. :D Notice I said "ET will always be my home."|
|posted by (2009-08-28 01:18:25)|
|lmao @ OB... i guess it did kinda seem like an obituary huh??? my homie....|
|Good stuff OBS. Reminds me of "Number 6," (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, de-briefed or numbered. I am not a number, I am a FREE man.") Power to the People!|
|OBS - I feel your pain and I praise your conciseness. I believe there is one more level to this thing of ours - ET Leadership in ushering us into the next phase of file sharing. "If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true." Field Of Dreams!||
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