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Revision as of 05:08, 10 December 2009 by SeanieB (No longer a reject =P)
<forumuser name="SeanieB" /> SeanieB is a member of the Sonic scene who is relatively new to active discussion in the community. He has gone back and forth finally resting here at Sonic Retro. His history in the Sonic scene has been virtually nonexistent up until 2008, but he has slowly gained a reputation; whether or not this is good or bad is generally up for debate.
He currently has very few posts on the Retro forums, as he is more present in community Skype conferences with other Retro members--most notably Tarheeltim, Tweaker and many others. He is also a frequent presence in the Sonic Retro IRC channel.
Getting his first retro game consoles rather late in the cycle in around 1998, SeanieB received a Genesis and the some old Sonic games, slowly expanding his collection to include a Dreamcast, a Sega CD and for a very short time a Sega Saturn. Becoming more and more interested after acquiring a PC (containing the PC version of Sonic CD as a pack-in) months after the introduction of the Genesis, he began to read some Sonic related boards online, though it is unknown which ones.
A couple of years later, SeanieB found SWS2B, which kindled his interest in the internal workings of the Sonic games. Learning more and more about computers, around the release of Sonic Adventure 2, he dropped off to pursue more interests in computers. Due to random boredom slightly before his return to the "scene" as a whole, he created a few small unreleased hacks for simple experimentation. He has not as of yet participated in any community/community released hacking projects, however.
In early 2008, SeanieB registered for the first time to a Sonic community via Sonic Retro. He would make a few posts before being flamed at and scared away. This led him to reconsider his place in the scene, and he would later join the SSRG forums in order to try and establish his "home" in the scene.
The SSRG Era
When first joining the SSRG forums, SeanieB believed that the forum was in disrepair and in a definite slump. Due to it being summer and having the vacation time that it entailed, he quickly used his 20 validation posts; and, with a small amount of general agitation among a few users and with a small delay, he was finally validated on his second account on the SSRG, with his original account being forgotten by the administrative staff.
Soon, he began to gain recognition on the forum and participated in frequent discussions with board administrator Qjimbo, who was also trying to restore the near dead SSRG. They frequently discussed ideas to improve the site, most of which are in use on the site to this day.
Meanwhile, on the forums, new members were causing a lot of friction. SeanieB was banned once, unbanned and the drama mounted to the breaking point; Tweaker's infamous "social experimentation" forum meltdown was to follow. With Qjimbo being away on vacation, the forum descended into chaos. SeanieB was unfortunately in the middle of a massive debate between Tweaker and several others, causing a large amount of heated argument which resulted in Tweaker's eventual ban. He benignly posted a topic asking for a little break from the drama, and was subsequently banned.
While Qjimbo would restore him to member a few of times, fellow staff resistance led SeanieB to be moved into SSRG's "rejects" group, where he remains to this day with no will to return to active discussion on the forums.
Return to Retro
A couple of months after the fallout, SeanieB was approached by Tweaker and encouraged to become active on Sonic Retro's forums after many months of absence. After considering this offer, SeanieB was bumped from his long standing trial membership to normal member status. This encouraged him to become slightly more involved with Retro, albeit more through other mediums like Skype conferences and the Retro IRC channel.
Today SeanieB maintains a great interest in Sonic, among other things. He is currently self-employed as a contractor for technical work mostly involving information technology, and hangs out online during his spare time. He is hoping to, at some point, have substantial enough time to pursue ROM hacking.
- Member at Sonic Retro
- Member at Sonic Stuff Research Group
- Member at RetroHack (infrequently)
- Member at Random Sonic Net
- SeanieB (primarily)