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Old 12-10-2021, 10:13 PM   #1
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Red face Is Pakula a real person?

Is he alive?

Is he a he?

Does he lurk from time to time?

Why does he continue to pay for this place?

Does he continue to pay?

Are we all dead like in Lost but don’t know it?

 
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Old 12-10-2021, 11:08 PM   #2
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I literally did a tape trade with him in 1998

 
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Old 12-12-2021, 12:56 AM   #3
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I too obtained a CD-R from the one and only Andrew Pakula in the late 90s. Felt like a brush with greatness.

I think you hit the nail on the head with the Lost thing. This place is Hydra Island. I have no idea how I got here. I don't know why I'm here. Each time I aim my browser here, I halfway expect it to just be gone forever. I don't know why Pakula (read: DHARMA) keeps the island running, but he does, so I'm here.

But seriously - wonder how much it costs him to keep the Island here annually?

For a guy who used to post every so often to go full radio silence and still pay the fees to keep it here is pretty cool.

 
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Old 12-12-2021, 04:56 PM   #4
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He was, once. He drove an IS300.

 
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Old 12-12-2021, 08:08 PM   #5
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dracula + pumpkins = pakula

 
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Old 12-12-2021, 10:39 PM   #6
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Is he alive?

Is he a he?

Does he lurk from time to time?

Why does he continue to pay for this place?

Does he continue to pay?

Are we all dead like in Lost but don’t know it?
1. yes
2. yes
3. no
4. goodness of his heart
5. yes
6. yes

 
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Old 12-15-2021, 02:05 AM   #7
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Is he alive?

Is he a he?

Does he lurk from time to time?

Why does he continue to pay for this place?

Does he continue to pay?

Are we all dead like in Lost but don’t know it?

 
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Old 01-15-2022, 09:13 PM   #8
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Anyone remember that photo of him with his car in the 90s.

 
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Old 01-17-2022, 11:36 PM   #9
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he must be real, otherwise where does all our $119 per year memberships go?

 
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Old 01-18-2022, 07:32 PM   #10
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Met and hung out with him once upon a time. Nice guy. He’s real.

 
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Old 01-19-2022, 05:23 AM   #11
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he must be real, otherwise where does all our $119 per year memberships go?
the mods need an income too, you know

 
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Old 01-23-2022, 05:28 AM   #12
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I’ve sEEN ‘IM!

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Old 01-23-2022, 05:52 AM   #13
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i just asked him and he said no, i'm not.

 
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Old 01-23-2022, 08:50 AM   #14
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that sounds quite hard on himself, i hope he's okay

 
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Old 01-23-2022, 08:53 AM   #15
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i just asked him and he said no, i'm not.

 
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Old 01-23-2022, 07:17 PM   #16
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the mods need an income too, you know
I pay mods in good will and cheap weed

 
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Old 01-24-2022, 11:12 AM   #17
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Folks, I added Pakula to my Buddy List on AIM many years ago, and I just booted it up and found that he was online. I'm sorry to say my conversation with him was very troubling.

> Hello, I am Eliza.
* Hi Mr. Pakula, it's me, topleybird
> How are you today.. What would you like to discuss?
* I was wondering why you keep paying to host Netphoria
> We were discussing you, not me.
* We were?
> OK... "I were wondering why me keep paying to host Netphoria". Tell me more.
* Well, it looks like I signed up for a membership in 2007, and I feel like that money's probably running out soon. Do you want more?
> Do you often feel like that money's probably running out soon. Do me want more?
* I think about it a lot, yeah
> Do you really think so?
* I... can I Venmo you something? Are you like a trust fund kid or, what's up
> Do you want to be able to Venmo me something? am I like a trust fund kid or, what's up?
* Mr. Pakula...are you an alive person?
> Why are you interested in whether or not I am an alive person?
* My God...
> OK... "Mr. Pakula...are me an alive person". Tell me more.

 
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Old 03-28-2022, 09:35 AM   #18
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Yes he is real and yes he is alive and yes he's still spending money out of pocket to keep this forum going

 
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Old 03-30-2022, 09:35 AM   #19
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I'd love to be able to give Pakula a small donation and I'm sure there are at least a few others who would do the same.

This is an overly saccharine statement, but this forum is really an institution. Not just for self-deprecating Smashing Pumpkins fans, but also as one of the last bastions of forum culture. I have been a visitor of the site and a member of the forum since, what... 1999? I had a different username at the time and have never posted often, but this forum has brought me to tears with laughter. There are so many great inside jokes and personalities.

I am going to be disappointed if someone doesn't encourage me to go suck an LDS micropenis after writing that.

It* would be a real shame if Pakula got tired of dealing with the bullshit and decided that instead of spending $20 on hosting this month that he would be better off picking up a Greatest Hit on the Playstation Store.

If anyone is in touch with him, please let him know that Pumpkins Camp is offering Cash Rewards.



















*Information Technology

 
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Old 03-30-2022, 10:50 AM   #20
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what reason do we have to believe that everyone sticking up for "pakula" in this thread is not just him posting under different accounts?

i call bollox

 
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Old 03-30-2022, 02:41 PM   #21
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what reason do we have to believe that everyone sticking up for "pakula" in this thread is not just him posting under different accounts?

i call bollox
*insert ain't nobody got time for that meme*

 
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Old 03-30-2022, 03:32 PM   #22
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He is risen.

Seriously, Andrew, put a PayPal donation link somewhere on the forum so we can pitch in.

 
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Old 03-30-2022, 04:14 PM   #23
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i agree, there should be a button for glitchford to pitch in

 
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Old 03-30-2022, 04:32 PM   #24
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Yeah, I have to imagine my lifetime subscription money from '07 must be close to running out by now

Set up a Patreon for you, bud


 
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Old 03-30-2022, 07:11 PM   #25
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such is his lack of time that he couldn't even have time to embed the actual meme

 
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Old 03-30-2022, 11:35 PM   #26
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that's **** as shit

but also strong "i'm not a real person" vibes

& also part 2: is there any modern-day social media/popular web platform topley can't immediately conjure up an alt reality screenshot for?

 
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Old 03-31-2022, 01:13 AM   #27
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Perhaps he should take pity on our souls, release us from this purgatory, and pull the plug, letting us ascend into the Paradise we all deserve.

 
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Old 03-31-2022, 04:49 AM   #28
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del i'm a fucking idiot with nothing interesting to say thank you and good morning

 
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Old 03-31-2022, 10:15 AM   #29
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Perhaps he should take pity on our souls, release us from this purgatory, and pull the plug, letting us ascend into the Paradise we all deserve.
after reading this, I clicked to go back to the gen board & got the error 502

I peed a little

 
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Old 04-08-2022, 11:05 AM   #30
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As a follow up, you can donate to the site via the User Control Panel under "Paid Subscriptions"

https://forums.netphoria.org/payments.php

 
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