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History of EGG

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:38 pm
by croucheK
This post was split from the New Member Introduction Thread after a discussion of the club's history arose. Feel free to add to the chronicles. Avoid outright lies. Bonus points for epic anecdotes or epic tone in general.
-Wayfinder


Mandy Rin wrote:And who are the founding fathers? I feel as though I should write this down somewhere, like a history lesson.


Somewhere in the distance a Bard plucks slowely at a Lute...
Ye want to know of the days of yore,
When men were Men and Video Games were conquered with fists and steel?

A long forgotten era, my son! A time which few remember, and of which fewer still will speak!
I shall speak, and you shall listen closely to my tale, and tell it with a hushed awe to your grandchildren to come!

In the time before the "three-six-oh", a time before wireless controllers roamed the land in plain sight, there came a man!
One man, with the VISION to stand up!
This man was a beacon, a shining pillar in the darkness of these hallowed halls of knowledge.

His name be Michael, and his game be plenty. He brought forth the EGG, with his brothers in virtual-arms: Sniperblade, Good George, Bad George, Alex and Lagomorph.
The Original Exec was a sight to behold, a cohesive group formed by eons of close friendships.

They held a meeting, the first AGM.
Present at this meeting where myself, Migs, Rjay, Chuggy, Stramit, and many others who's faces sadly the march of time has worn away.

From there, recruits were to be found in other areas, I myself brought in Unit 00, who brought along ~*♥*~Geale~*♥*~. Sniperblade attracted Kracken.
Dex just appeared one day like an avatar of the Gaming Gods.

What you know now as Friday Consoles started as a way for Me, Migs and Rjay to play some MvC/SC on the dreamcast on fridays after Maths using AVS TVs and Projectors.
LAN parties were ever Michael's master plan, so He and Sniperblade went forth to hunt down Sponsorship, and, when they sometimes came back empty handed, used capital grant magic to acquire network gear.

The atrocity of 'NEGG', otherwise known as the 'Haters Heresy' began much later as an Aside when the armies of Rel and Wil got sick of Michael telling them to get their filthy RPGing off his General Forum.

Of the "Founding Fathers", I believe only Mike is still around. Most of the rest have moved on, I'm still a ways away thanks to my travels in heathen lands, but I will return to UTS next year.

And yeah... Generation Two of the Exec I don't much know. The exec was pretty much US until I left for Germany (start 2006), and I don't know the exact history after that...

FORSOOTH, The Storymaster has spoken!
Let he who is with a better memory or physical proof cast the first stone at my tale!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:43 pm
by croucheK
Lol, someone moved my post...

[i]This post was split from the New Member Introduction Thread after a discussion of the club's history arose. Feel free to add to the chronicles. Avoid outright lies. Bonus points for epic anecdotes or epic tone in general.
-Wayfinder


Oh man, I'm gonna have to EDIT THIS UP!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:45 pm
by Wayfinder
croucheK wrote:Lol, someone moved my post :(


'twas me! I thought this was interesting enough to warrant a sticky of its own.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:50 pm
by Sophismata
I agree. It is important to know our roots.



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The only thing men learn from history, is that men never learn anything from history.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:02 pm
by The Impaler
we should have the history made up so that we could sing it to the tune of 'greatest song in the world'

... and we said NAY... we are but EGG!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:06 pm
by croucheK
Fixed it up, I'm going to have to apologise to Rel, Wil, and all the asian dudes who were there near the beginning, and who's exact timing i've forgotten. I know Ichan, Bob, Ecca and a few others were either there near/at the beginning.
Wil and Dex joined with the O-day in Feb 2004, Their first year. I think Selphie came in around there too..
Wil and Dex got props and rememberances for being the only new members to come with us for our Inaugural Arcade Crawl after the O-day stall was packed up.

Exact start dates for the club, I couldn't tell you. The forum went online 3rd November 2003, from there I extrapolate that the club started in either August or September 2003.

I still remember the first posters that Mike and Sniper hung around the whole Building 1 leading up to the first AGM:
"EGG: The second most exercise your hand will get all week!"

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:02 am
by Sleet
http://www.animesydney.org/forum/index.php/topic,5166.0.html

You could cross-reference it with the anime club's history (as written by hodlum). Chapter 3 is all about EGG from what I remember.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:22 am
by croucheK
Just had a read of that.. It's highly um... Biased :/

Also doesn't have much to do with anything. The whole Sniper/Kracken thing came in after the founding of EGG, and once they'd solidified their relationship they both disappeared off the radar of both clubs.

Really the only thing of relevance is after Sniper and Kracken left, I became the Vice President ^_^ Till I got voted out at the start of 2005 when I was leaving Aus for Germany.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:06 am
by Lexicographer
I made First Contact at oday 2004 (same day as Dex et al) and formally joined at Consoles the next week. Or barbecue, or something. I think it was the barbecue. When I asked why EGG was having a Barbecue, Mike (Optimus_Prime) responded with "because the union pays".

Eric Cheng (ecca|) joined before the end of 2003 I believe, or perhaps during the 2004 O-cycle, and after much to-and-froing with UTS and elseplace he is still around, finishing his BScIT.

Sniper and Kracken pissed off to study law at some non-university institution together, dropped and and eventually did...I don't know what. I am still in verrry sporadic contact with Kracken (fine girl that she is), but Sniper I have seen only once by running into them both in Pitt St Mall earlier this year.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:17 pm
by Mandy Rin
Sleet wrote:You could cross-reference it with the anime club's history (as written by hodlum). Chapter 3 is all about EGG from what I remember.


I read chapter three - twas epic. I can't wait for the movie adaptation!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:25 pm
by croucheK
Just watch the Matrix, and replace the Agents with raving-ass anime club execs, and thats it.

Sniper - Neo
Kracken - Trinity
Morpheus - Mike

Done.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:04 pm
by Lexicographer
The Matrix, The Matrix: Reloaded, The Matrix: Revolution, or The Matrix: Revision?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:38 pm
by Sophismata
There are other Matrix movies?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:05 pm
by Snipes
Maybe the others were meant to be forgotten??

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:17 pm
by Lexicographer
I sort of intended "Revision" to be an allusion to first year maths. >.>