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Topic   20 Years of Tad. Shhh, no tears, only dreams now.

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
18-Oct(#1)
Where do I even start? I joined here when I was 19, after being tired of just buying stuff on Ebay, and joined after a web search(I'm not even sure if Google was a thing yet.) I never would've thought I'd still be here after all these years but I've cherished (almost) every moment. This site has watched me grow up from a kid that really didn't have many friends into someone who has so many friends it's hard to keep up with, especially on GameTZ. Most on here really treat me like royalty, even though I'm a passible trader at best. I know I'm not perfect, but I always come through.



Thanks to everyone for treating me like part of the community even though I've been such a pain in the ass over the years. Thanks for the memories, the deals, the friendship, the support you give me on every little project I try my hand at (yes i'll be doing youtube vids again soon). I love all of you guys, and I don't think I'd be as happy as I am without all of you. You lift me when I'm down, and keep me in check when I'm being a moron. I'll be here till the end.
And a big thanks to @bill for putting up with my crap for so long and not murdering me.



GTZ has seen me through lots of shenanigans, hijinks, etc. so I thought I might run a few down here, most of this stuff yall might not remember. And no, these are not good things for the most part.

The big one: Me meeting a user here that was going through a divorce and we started flirting and chatting, talking on the phone etc. and I sold all my games to get a plane ticket to see her. At first it went fine, but then she broke up with me halfway through the week and I still had to sleep in the same bed with her. There was a big fallout from that nonsense, but I won't get too into the details. But at 20 she was my first, and I at least appreciate the experience.

30+ BTR's: At one point in the 2000s I got kicked out of my house and was living in my car, while being sick with pnemonia and had a troubling few months. Of course there were people really pissed off and there was a whole big blowout in a thread about it. But when I came back home I made every one right, and took my punishment. Once I had gotten them cleared up, Bill even once called me the poster boy for resolving BTR's. I'm just glad I straightened it all out and most people don't even remember it at this point.
Coincidentally, I also wound up ripping someone off on digital press, and forgot about it. Turned out it was Pat the NES Punk, and once I found that out, I paid him back too.

The Loans: Yup, my favorite fudging subject. I really got myself in a huge mess that time, and it took me I don't know how many years it took me to pay off, but I did it. Some were genuinely concerned, others just wanted to see me go the way of others who had taken loans and ran, but I was never going to give them the satisfaction. I'm now slowly learning to manage my money better, and sell things instead of borrowing. I hated the mess I was in, but take it as a very valuable lesson.

The Stupid Videos: This is one of the few positive stories here. I had just gotten put on disability and house arrest around the same time. House arrest is very expensive and disability doesn't give much, so I jokingly made a thread saying I would do stupid crap for money and to my surprise GTZ stepped up and commissioned a ton of videos, and some even sent me money just to help me out. The videos were very crigney for the most part, but some are fondly remembered, and I do occasionally have people ask me if I'll ever do them again.

FU Wavyboi: So one thing that happened with the stupid videos was that I got sent a dildo for a review, and it was used as a prop in a couple other videos. And when Wavyboi ripped everyone off I was given his address and I mailed the dildo to the address with a note that read, "Dear Wavyboi, Fudge you! Sincerely, GameTZ."





bill
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews
18-Oct(#2)
So much water under the bridge, glad you survived it all.
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
18-Oct(#3)
love Me too.

reneeatworld
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 20 Reviews
* 18-Oct(#4)
Seems like quite the journey you've had here. But I guess if you're anywhere for 20 years, you're bound to come across a thing or two. I haven't been here that many years, but looking back at all the things that have happened in my years here at GameTZ, whether it be in my personal life or something involving GameTZ, it's incredible to realize how we have adapted to changes and adversity.

In the years since I've been a GameTZ member, I've gone through a divorce, a car wreck, a dog attack that nobody here believed me when I said I needed multiple rabies shots, a few job losses, buying a house, countless Dallas Cowboys disappointing seasons, and I've even had bad experiences with some users here. Truthfully I can honestly say that the majority of the users that I've had bad experiences with here, they've either got banned, have BTR's, or they just flat out left because of other problems they had with this community. So I take pride in knowing that, for the most part, I've been a decent member of this community, and I like to think that the disputes that I've had with the other members here clearly show that I wasn't a problem member, considering the circumstances of why/how the other members left. But I'm in no way innocent. I've grown up a lot some I first joined this site. In the past I wasn't always the nicest. But I also think I've made my peace with everybody and I pretty much get along with everybody here. It's a great community, especially when it comes to helping out other members in need.

P.S.,

Happy anniversary, Tad.
Noid
Double Gold Good Trader
18-Oct(#5)
WOW! Congratulations on the big "two oh," @Tad! You've gone through so much! Though you may've stumbled and fell from time to time, you never stayed down for long: you always picked yourself back up, dusted yourself off, and kept on. I'm proud of you, sir, and honored to call you a friend and member here on GameTZ. love
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
18-Oct(#6)
Noid wrote:
> WOW! Congratulations on the big "two oh," @Tad! You've gone through so much! Though
> you may've stumbled and fell from time to time, you never stayed down for long: you
> always picked yourself back up, dusted yourself off, and kept on. I'm proud of you,
> sir, and honored to call you a friend and member here on GameTZ. love
Thanks man! I really appreciate that. love

whitefire
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
18-Oct(#7)
I will forever be your patron, oh wise one.

Reed
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
18-Oct(#8)
Congrats on the sex bro
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
18-Oct(#9)
Reed wrote:
> Congrats on the sex bro
Thanks I guess, you could've said that damn near 20 years ago. lol

sinnie
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
18-Oct(#10)
Congrats Tad. Did you make it to FL yet? I been out of touch with working the store...

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
18-Oct(#11)
whitefire wrote:
> I will forever be your patron, oh wise one.
>
>
love You're the best.

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
18-Oct(#12)
sinnie wrote:
> Congrats Tad. Did you make it to FL yet? I been out of touch with working the store...
>
>
Nah, the move is delayed till next year. Things kinda got out of whack. I'm hoping to be out of here by Spring.

Archer
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
18-Oct(#13)
love All hail DummyP!
d3vanj
Triple Gold Good Trader
18-Oct(#14)
reneeatworld wrote:
> a dog attack that nobody here believed me when I said I needed multiple rabies
> shots
Wait, that was real? lmao
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
18-Oct(#15)
Congrats! Not sure why anyone traded with Wavyboiii. Always seemed like a scammer in waiting.

reneeatworld
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 20 Reviews
* 18-Oct(#16)
d3vanj wrote:
> reneeatworld wrote:
>> a dog attack that nobody here believed me when I said I needed multiple rabies
>> shots
> Wait, that was real? lmao

Yes lol. It had belonged to the neighbor across the street, they never kept their dogs tied and they always roamed the streets. I've personally seen those same dogs chase other people too. But one day the dog got me good and the owner couldn't verify that it had any recent shots so the hospital recommended I get a series of rabies shots. Animal Control never took the dogs cuz they always ran back onto their property and by law, Animal Control couldn't enter private property, even though the dog had bitten somebody. Or at least that's what he told me.
sinnie
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
18-Oct(#17)
Tad wrote:
> sinnie wrote:
>> Congrats Tad. Did you make it to FL yet? I been out of touch with working the
> store...
>>
>>
> Nah, the move is delayed till next year. Things kinda got out of whack. I'm hoping
> to be out of here by Spring.
>
>

Cool.. best wishes smile

Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
18-Oct(#18)
Thanks!

MikeyWhoa
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
18-Oct(#19)
Good on you Dummy! You are far and away my favorite Juggalo. Dare I say, you may have even softened my disdain. Maybe.

You're cool though. It's the REAL users like you, and stories like this, that keeps us old-timers that don't play or trade much anymore lurking in the shadows.

Big ups boy. Congrats!
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
18-Oct(#20)
love LLove you guys

Dusk
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
18-Oct(#21)
Tad love
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
18-Oct(#22)
Be careful guys, if you keep showing me love I may just get naked. lol raspberry

ChairDancer
Triple Gold Good Trader
19-Oct(#23)
Need a loan to fund your new adventures?
ryanflucas
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
19-Oct(#24)
lovelovelove
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
20-Oct(#25)
Congrats man! I'll definitely say that you've been one of the most unique and interesting people I've come across online!

Thanks for sharing the stories, quite the adventure!

Look forward to your videos coming back.
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
20-Oct(#26)
Thankss!

theJaw
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (9 minutes ago)
20-Oct(#27)
Congrats Tadley, I love you.
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
20-Oct(#28)
theJaw wrote:
> Congrats Tadley, I love you.
I love you too man. You gave me the McMahon style oppurtunity to become the first ever GTZ Intercontinental Champion.

Bighab
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Canada
20-Oct(#29)
Congrats Tad I've always lurked behind the scenes and got a chuckle out of some of your antics!
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)
20-Oct(#30)
Bighab wrote:
> Congrats Tad I've always lurked behind the scenes and got a chuckle out of some of
> your antics!
Thanks! You and Miracle Warrior made my Christmas last year, I'll always love you for that.

Topic   20 Years of Tad. Shhh, no tears, only dreams now.