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Icrontic: a look at the 1st era

jaredjared College Station, TX Icrontian
edited May 2009 in Community
I wasn't sure if this would be best under the Pub or here. Seeing that Short-Media is becoming Icrontic, technically it is about the site. ;) Feel free to move if necessary.

As I am sure everyone is aware, Short-Media is merging with Icrontic and taking on the Icrontic identity.

A handful of guys around SM were very important and active around the Icrontic community before it fell to hackers. However, I think it is safe to say that the majority of members found Short-Media after the fall of Icrontic and never had the opportunity to see what it was like.

Well, being the pack rat I am, I started digging through some of my folders and I uncovered one in particular. A diamond in the rough! An Icrontic folder. This folder is filled with tons of random things from Icrontic during the Mortin era. (Even IRC logs haha *cough* IRC *cough*)

I figured I would share a couple of things from it. For some of you, including myself, it will bring back good memories and crack a smile on your face. As for the others, hopefully it will give you a little taste of what Icrontic was like in its "first era".

Now onto the stuff :D

Folding is a very big thing here at Short-Media. But I think it is safe to say that carried over from Icrontic. Folding was huge at Icrontic and we were constantly taunting and poking fun at other rival teams. Often times we have banner contests for our folding team, a chance to whip out PS and have a little fun. Here are a few of the old folder banners I had..

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<img src="http://www.jaredatchison.com/misc/icrontic/old/foldinglogo.png"; width="400">


Mortin would often hold banner contests. Members would photochop humorous banners; the good ones were added to the banner rotation and displayed throughout the Icrontic Network. Here were a couple I had saved...

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Who could mention Icrontic without the Icy Hot Stuntaz?? :bigggrin: In short the Icy Hot Stuntaz were a "really white wanna be rap group" that plasted themselves all over the internet. They were the target of many many photochops throughout the forums. They got so popular Mortin and crew decided to do a spoof of them. So they took a bunch of pictures acting like "white rappers" with fancy cars and what not.

Luckily I have the pictures from that article. If you want to see them, they are here. :cool:

The rest of the stuff is just random...

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One of the members (I think XZGohan) came up with this "Icrontic ID". A bunch of people filled it out and would display it in their sigs...

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WTF is this you may be wondering? A few of you may even remember! haha. This is the very picture that spawned Mortin's famous avatar! He cropped out the man's "OHhhh s***" look and made it his avatar.

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This is one of the old Icrontic logos. IC had a handful of logos back in the day, but I believe this is the one that stood the longest (and the best imho)...

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Wow. Where do I start on this one? I have no idea when this picture was made but I think we all should use it more often. I'm sure you can figure it out. :p

HERE, we have screenshot of the old Icrontic forums. You can see the dark theme with the blues was more popular back then. If you look closely, you will even recognize some names :) *cough* me, ranger loki, thrax, and even LadyInNeed ;)

HERE is a forum post I had saved (I have no idea why) from a long time ago (look at the date haha). If you read it I guarantee it will give you a chuckle. Probably will recognize a few names ;)

Lastly, I will leave with a video. The video was made by Mortin and staff for fun and then posted to the site. Its 11 megs, just right click HERE and save it.
I remember there was a car wash video as well but I couldn't find that one. If anyone has that one let me know.

:cheers2: Cheers to the old Icrontic, where some of us practically grew up.

:cheers3: Cheers to the new Icrontic, may the good times continue :)
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Comments

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    Oh man. That picture is more than 6 years old.

    It's time to bring the leetness back, mirite?
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    Thrax wrote:
    It's time to bring the leetness back, mirite?
    2rite.
  • AranyicAranyic Piqua, OH Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    That is awsome :) thanks so much. lol takes me back a ways.
  • mmonninmmonnin Centreville, VA
    edited May 2007
    ROFL I remember all of that for which I was around for.

    Thats the case tossing video I mentioned in the other thread. I remember that thread as well, the Keith holding his family jewels with other hand in the air.

    Ahh good times!

    I still have Keith on ICQ too...in memory. And to think...he would be just a few months younger than I am.
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    Awesome! I think I still have the old Gary Coleman banner on my other system. I'll have to dig it out. This is a great thread!
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    a++ priceless stuff, Jared.. you rock!
  • NomadNomad A Small Piece of Hell Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    I was still in Thrax's womb for most this.
  • WingaWinga South Africa Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    THRAX FOR PRESIDENT
  • dragonV8dragonV8 not here much New
    edited May 2007
    Excellent Jared. Good insight for us that joined after 06/03.:thumbsup:
  • edited May 2007
    i would have loved that thread when i did the brown site re-design! Its funny looking back, just wish i had bothered to get involved back then...once a lurker always a lurker
  • ZuntarZuntar North Carolina Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    Jared, thanks sooooo much!!! Friggin Sweet to finally get to see the kung foo fighting video that I have heard about so many times.:clap:

    At what point was the theme purple, I remember lurking around then, but never joined, till just after the hack.
  • Sledgehammer70Sledgehammer70 California Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    I found the Swedish

    moi64.jpg
  • jaredjared College Station, TX Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    Zuntar wrote:
    Jared, thanks sooooo much!!! Friggin Sweet to finally get to see the kung foo fighting video that I have heard about so many times.:clap:

    At what point was the theme purple, I remember lurking around then, but never joined, till just after the hack.

    The purple theme was the very first generation of Icrontic, right after it changed over from ApusHardware.

    It was purple -> went through about 2 revisons -> went to the blue/cream design -> went through a revision -> lightblue design powered by php nuke -> design you see in the example forum thread above

    The old saying around Icrontic was if you didn't like the design just to wait, because it would change in X months anyways. haha
  • ShortyShorty Manchester, UK Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    The post you saved was from Icrontics staff forum.. where they discuss adding various people to staff.. including me :wow2:

    Wow.. really was 5 years ago!
  • GnomeWizarddGnomeWizardd Member 4 Life Akron, PA Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    wow this is a thread of memories. I Have a hard time believing that its been coming on 8 years I have been talking with you guys
  • danball1976danball1976 Wichita Falls, TX
    edited May 2007
    I used to have fun at the Icrontic forums, but when they came back up, and I registered there, it was ok there, but for some reason I got banned from there, for which, I do not remember the reason why.

    Anyway, I hope the merger will be as good as the old days were.
  • jaredjared College Station, TX Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    I used to have fun at the Icrontic forums, but when they came back up, and I registered there, it was ok there, but for some reason I got banned from there, for which, I do not remember the reason why.

    Anyway, I hope the merger will be as good as the old days were.

    Hey dan, good to see you back!

    Hope you'll stick around.

    cheers :jared:
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    Looky what I found!
  • jaredjared College Station, TX Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    Looky what I found!


    haha my god.

    I actually made that one too :range:

    Surely there is some more IC out there...

    cheers :jared:
  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    a++ priceless stuff, Jared.. you rock!
    Not much more to say than that. Thanks, Jared.
  • ZuntarZuntar North Carolina Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    I used to have fun at the Icrontic forums, but when they came back up, and I registered there, it was ok there, but for some reason I got banned from there, for which, I do not remember the reason why.

    Anyway, I hope the merger will be as good as the old days were.

    HeY dan, You are not banned!! come check it out brother!!!
  • NosferatuNosferatu Arizona
    edited May 2007
    I remember what got me here way back when. I found the Apu's Hardware counter-strike server and played on it quite a bit because it had the best ping for my 56k back in the day; after awhile I decided to visit the website. Soon after it changed to Icrontic. When it was hacked i moved to SM. I've never been a huge forum poster though, but I have been around reading for quite awhile.
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Feb 2009
    This is why we attach images to the forum instead of third party hosting :(
  • jaredjared College Station, TX Icrontian
    edited Feb 2009
    hmm, I think I have them still. Ill do some digging when I get home :)
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    edited Feb 2009
    I wanna see the old balls pics!
  • ZuntarZuntar North Carolina Icrontian
    edited Feb 2009
    Lincoln wrote:
    This is why we attach images to the forum instead of third party hosting :(

    I hate it when people do that! My company blocks all the 3rd party hosting sites, so I have to remember to check stuff at home as well.
  • DrLiamDrLiam British Columbia
    edited Feb 2009
    *bump*

    These links looks interesting as well! Not sure if the pages are kicking around under a new name somewhere.
  • edited May 2009
    Bring back the pics for some of us old Apu's Hardware people to see. :)
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited May 2009
    Darksword out of left field! How the hell are you man? :D

    (<-- Keebler)
  • edited May 2009
    Sup Keeb.

    Doing good. I was going through my old email accounts and deleting 100's of unread emails and came across one about Icrontic. Glad to see it's still alive and kicking. :D I still need to check out BitBender and hollar at my old friends over there too.
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