About Princess MeowsePad

I am Princess MeowsePad, and I thank you for visiting my inconsequential corner of the Internet. :) It is nice to have a place to share my nostalgia for the early days of the Internet and my thoughts on today's world. I admit that this site is less than state-of-the-art, but it is intentionally so. I believe that the text-heavy layout and sloppy coding are reminiscent of the 1990s, the era in which I first discovered the Internet.

While I often joke about my age and location, I am twenty-five years old and from the United States. While I do not like to give too much information about my real life on the Internet, I will say that I work in education. I have been gaming for over twenty years. While I started as a console gamer (as most of us did), I am now exclusively a PC gamer. Most of the games that I have enjoyed the most in my life have been PC games, so PC is definitely where my heart is in gaming.

I started using the Internet at a very young age, probably in 1997 or 1998. From the beginning, I was an addict. My first interest online was, of course, playing games. As a little kid, I played flash games. Later, I discovered MMOs and was addicted to Ultima Online for many years. Even today, I play Ultima Online every now and then on private servers.

In 2002, I became interested in Internet forums. My first forum was a fan forum for a game called Arcanum, one of my all-time favorite games and definitely my favorite single-player RPG. That community, Terra-Arcanum, exists to this very day. While the general discussion forum is a bit rough, it is undoubtedly the best source of Arcanum information and downloads on the Internet. In 2003, I ran my first forum, and I am not willing to divulge much information about it because it was awful. :) Give me a break. I was eleven! Since my first forum was a phpBB 2.0.3 forum, I have a very strong connection to phpBB and continue to use it to this very day.

Today, as a twenty-something, I find myself very bored and disillusioned with what the Internet has become. While I reluctantly participate in social networking to some extent, it does not have the same charm as the older modes of Internet communication. I miss the old days of the Internet when there were so many smaller communities and communication services that were as different from each other as the people who created them. As such, I feel a lot of nostalgia for the 1990s and the early 2000s, and that is what I hope to share with you with this site.

<3 Princess MeowsePad

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