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Jairus

Author of FFVII: Lifestream & FFVII: Reflections
Any chance of a Jessie FF Ball (along with Biggs and Wedge) or maybe a "Psych!" gif thing? No big deal if you guys can't, just thought I'd ask.
 

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Nani the fuck, weebs?

X-SOLDIER

Harbinger O Great Justice
AKA
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How did the cookie monster thing start, anyway?
I can say for certain that they were well-established on FFOF for a good while before we ever considered making TLS.

The main lot of us who spent time around there back in the day used :monster: and :awesomonster: VERY regularly as a part of our normal internet banter. That's why it sort of became prevalent within the community that gathered there, so when I posted on the ACF news page to try and band the ACF remnants together & see if we might be able to make a less terrible version of forums for all that stuff, it just very quickly became engrained within the community of people when TLS was being formed, even before we actually set up these boards.

That being said, I honestly can't recall if it was something that was born on FFOF, or if it came over as we gradually collected some older friends. There's a decent possibility that it's something that started out in one of the old ACF Team cliques as :mon: and migrated over to FFOF where we used it especially prominently, and sort of evolved it into a part of our standard lexicon. I can't quite remember, but part of me thinks that Geo or one of the old ACF folk making the awesome version edit of the really big ones for us on FFOF:
:hugemonster:
:hugeawesomonster:

I know that those versions were used for the FFOF banner art for a long while, but unfortunately the Internet Archive's earliest snapshot is from 2007 – which is already when it was very well established, so I'd have to just make a crazy guess at anything before that. I seem to recall that they weren't as overly prominent when I first started posting there just shortly after ACF died, but they still picked up pretty quickly between 2004 & 2007. If there's somebody who might accurately remember more, it'd probably be @Cthulhu since he was actively running FFOF, and likely recalls more about the goings ons there back in ye olden days.



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Nani the fuck, weebs?
That's what they want you to believe. The sad truth is the cookie monster was only ever an illusion, with no free will of his own. We can never know his true form, as his curse is to only come alive when a full-grown man shoves his arm elbow-deep into his ass. If you look closely, you can almost see the unending despair in his eyes.

Beacause, he is......a puppet.
 
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