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Congratulations, OCR, on a phenomenal 11th year


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OCR was formed on December 11th, 1999. In a few day, the ol' girl turns 12 years old. I thought that I was blown away by how awesome the 10th year anniversary festivities were. I'm now looking back on this past year and can't help but think HOLY SHIT did a lot of stuff happen.

So I'm thanking everyone who's taken part, be it as staff, musician, artist, videographer, forum member, listener, or whatever. This community exists and grows because of you all and it wouldn't be the same if even one of you weren't involved.

Here's some statistics I could pull together for you all to mull over.

From 12/5/10 to 12/6/11:

  • Mixes posted: 200
  • New artists posted: 60
  • Albums posted: 11
  • Conventions attended: 6
  • New forum members: 2493
  • ReMixes with at least 1 more review: 1004
  • Original Albums released: 2
  • New Staff Members: 3
  • New Judges: 3
  • Amount of money shoved down my shirt during panels: ~$114
  • Hammer sandwiches eaten by Larry: 0

Notable accomplishments:

  • Switched IRC networks (for less banning and great justice)
  • December is Reviews month started
  • OCR's 20th & 30th Album posted within a year of each other
  • First PSP remix posted
  • First Sega Pico remix posted
  • OCR Live! formed, performances at 4 conventions (3 if you don't count the Brits. TAKE THAT!)
  • Considerable progress has been made towards the next forum revision (we swear blogs will eventually exist)
  • $7514 raised during Support OCR Month alone!
  • OCR youtube account suspended and brought back in less than a week
  • Interviewed Nobuo Uematsu at Distant Worlds
  • Chipamp updated for the first time since the invention of sliced bread
  • Inbox Queue burned through to within a month of submission. Judges and Workshop Mods struggling to keep up. :wink:
  • OCR's FIRST international panel at the UK London Gaming Con.

I'll be adding to this list as people give more noteworthy things. A special thanks to all staff members for making this one of the most productive years ever. Though a lot of the work is invisible, you can not be thanked enough for your tireless efforts.

*sniff* I love you guys (and gals)

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[*]OCR Live! formed, performances at 3 conventions (4 if you count London)

You're dejecting us British? >:[ We made that showcase really important, you American bastards!

jk, congrats OCR on your 12th birthday! Let's see what the future brings eh :D

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Wow, ten albums. I knew we had more than usual, but ten? Is that counting Bad Ass, it just came out?

12 years, and I've only been around for about eight of them.

We should get prizes for sticking around and putting up with this place for that long. :<

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I agree with everything here except this:

  • OCR Live! formed, performances at 3 conventions (4 if you count London)

If? IF?? We put on a show for you, you slimey ungrateful gits! Not to mention it was the first international OCR appearance EVER. So you should count us! :D

Seriously tho, not a bad year overall, well done everyone! :D

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Having only been around for three of OCR's illustrious 12 years, I can still say that it amazes me the level of quality, creativity, and real, absolute love that goes into every song that makes it onto the site and the various albums. What a crazy year this has been (for me, as well), and here's to many, many more!

Keep clockin' in those ReMixes! :tomatoface:

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I agree with everything here except this:

If? IF?? We put on a show for you, you slimey ungrateful gits! Not to mention it was the first international OCR appearance EVER. So you should count us! :D

Seriously tho, not a bad year overall, well done everyone! :D

Don't mind us, we're too busy eating cheeseburgers to care what you Brits think. ;) <3

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You're dejecting us British? >:[ We made that showcase really important, you American bastards!

jk, congrats OCR on your 12th birthday! Let's see what the future brings eh :D

I agree with everything here except this:

If? IF?? We put on a show for you, you slimey ungrateful gits! Not to mention it was the first international OCR appearance EVER. So you should count us! :D

Seriously tho, not a bad year overall, well done everyone! :D

Fine, I changed it to hopefully make you happier :)

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Wow, ten albums. I knew we had more than usual, but ten? Is that counting Bad Ass, it just came out?

No, it didn't. Now its 11.

Someone stole money out of your shirt during a panel?

No, that's the amount of people who stuffed money down my shirt during panels.

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No, that's the amount of people who stuffed money down my shirt during panels.

I thought that at first, but I was confused why there was a minus sign in front of it.

I've never seen an OCR panel before - when do people stuff their money down your shirt?

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FRA-JEE-LAY... it must be French!

Anyways, thanks to Stevo for the post - the stats don't tell the whole story, and there were things we wanted to get done and didn't, to be sure, but we posted a LOT of mixes, and a LOT of albums, and the year ain't even over yet, so I feel like we did a pretty damn good job.

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FRA-JEE-LAY... it must be French!

Anyways, thanks to Stevo for the post - the stats don't tell the whole story, and there were NEW VERSION OF THE SITE to get done and didn't, to be sure, but we white noise white noise, and a LOT of white noise, and the year ain't even over yet, so I feel like we CAN STILL RELEASE THE NEW SITE VERSION.

Very cool, man! Super cool. OCR Panel at MAGfest should be a lot of fun. :-D

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