Bad English - Not Going Anywhere, Reaches 50 Thousand Comments, Speaks Correct English


Some of you believed it, some others didn't. In any case, our April Fools joke was the news piece about Bad English stepping down and us making the decision to edit all his posts and transform them into proper English. But we won't have to. The man has actually reached 50000 comments and has asked us to post the statement below and it is in proper English! And this statement is truly his own, we actually wrote ourselves the one which was posted on April Fools Day.

Bad English's real official statement:

After 15 years or 14 years and 6 months or so, in this great metal site, I reached an iconic number of posts in the whole internet. I have seen shit come and go, I have seen users come and go, I have seen staffers come and go, I have seen Metalstorm survive its coma days, when Birgit gave this site some life and future.

I know I have pissed off many ordinary users and gods, (like how gods pissed off mortals), I know lately I talk too much about ''trOO'' metal and I'm anti those modern things that are here, but let it be.

I don't remember much from the old days but I do a lot at the same time. I am not proud of those days, alcohol abuse on a regular basis, getting inspiration from booze, some ''idea'' came, which later seemed was not so good. Anyway it doesn't matter. I am one of the rare survivors here. Many times I thought about leaving, but I did not (yes, I have life as well) and guess what, bitches, I am not leaving.
I had an idea that, as a joke, I would get 50 000 posts a while ago, years ago, but it was just an illusion, I never thought it would happen. But then I realized I have hmm 49500 something, it can happen, and it actually happened and that was my goal to get as soon as possible, and when there were maybe 150 left I was so emotionally down. It was so hard, the last posts were so hard, but I reached it.

What next?

At this point, I think the joke went a bit too far and it was hard to maintain. Some people have guessed it, but I'm proud of myself for keeping the illusion for so long and getting a laugh at people getting mad. I have thought about dropping the "Bad English" gimmick a lot of times, but I didn't really have an opportunity, and I knew there was no going back. Now that I finally reached 50 000 posts, there is no point pretending that I cannot write in English. Of course I will still make the occasional typo, as I still have to write mostly from my phone.

I am not leaving, but I want to think about quality not quantity. All I do here is for my own pleasure, my own needs, I do things I like, I still will add bands old and new that I like, I will fix lineups, bios, discogs, links, years, hiatus, genres, I will use the forum, comment, maybe start adding news again, about bands that need more recognition, old and new bands that I like, from my genres. Maybe an article, but I want to avoid so much that the second and third part will be mixed in, I prefer to do what I can without others.

Secretly I have a goal of 100 000 posts, but now I could maybe get 100 per week, but no I won't force it, if it happens it happens. I don't think Metalstorm will die in like 2 years, but server errors, lack of users, good contributors (yes, we have good, but we need maybe 5-10 more), it is not so bright. But I have not given up hope, I hope MS will be here when I will get my pension and I can use it. But if I will have 98 000 posts, I believe I can push forward the same as I did now. But it's a long way to top if you wanna rock n roll. We will see, but I know even often I have doubts, sometimes I wanna leave, at the same time I don't. Like I said, all I do here is for my own pleasure, not for you, your friends, them, others, or someone to impress. ALL THAT I DO HERE IS FOR ME.

Anyway some of you like me, some don't, some hate me, I like some of you, I don't like some of you either, so we all are here in this great site and all together we can wish this site 100 years.
 
Posted: 02.04.2020 by nikarg


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02.04.2020 - 10:47
baldur
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02.04.2020 - 11:09
JoHn DoE
If K7 wrote that, then I am Napoleon Bonaparte.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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02.04.2020 - 11:19
Paulh
Hilarious
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02.04.2020 - 12:27
Jope of Steele
Ha, I called out correctly in the other news that you were fed up with false english.
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02.04.2020 - 14:13
The Shape 1973
If he has kept the gimmick up for 15 years then the Oscar is in the mail and Yoda speaks perfect English.
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So when do the zombies arrive?
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02.04.2020 - 15:10
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Ahah this was hilarious! I always secretly knew your spelling was a gimmick! congratulations on your achievement man and thanks for all you do / have done for Metalstorm during all these years, your atrocious spelling might have been annoying at times but it's part of the charm of this great site
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Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.
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02.04.2020 - 15:18
MetalManic
The distant soft click
A few coal hearted users
Delete their comments
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MetalManic
www.MetalManic.com
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02.04.2020 - 15:22
tintinb
A gimmick that ran for 15 years!!!
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02.04.2020 - 15:34
JoHn DoE
^ I just don't see if a 15 years gimmick as something worth praising.

I still think his English is poor, always been and he had no interest in improving it.
Hope he proves me wrong.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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02.04.2020 - 17:11
The Witchfinder
Never a dull moment on the most metal website in the universe.
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02.04.2020 - 17:52
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by JoHn DoE on 02.04.2020 at 15:34

^ I just don't see if a 15 years gimmick as something worth praising.

I still think his English is poor, always been and he had no interest in improving it.
Hope he proves me wrong.

Youre wrong, not poor but maybe spelling n grammer. Talking and understand, well i am geezer who can glaswegian

Yes i have interests in things, even fixing, it can be 2 years before i can put new furiture, i usually ask others to do it, no interests, i like easy way. If I can fix something in one second, like Details sits hard, i give up, i give up easely. My home is like 79s punk not modern 35 years old lad.

Maybe i have dyslexia or some kind a symptom, i Never go to the do tor, even whit pain in the chest, its who i am, well... I am to old to change.
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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02.04.2020 - 17:59
Zadion
Imagine doing 50 thousand posts in broken, indecipherable English over FIFTEEN YEARS. I thought bonafide madlads don't exist anymore... thanks Bad English for giving me hope for the future of mankind.

good luck on 100k. I hope MetalStorm doesn't ever die. it's been my sole source for metal news since 2010 or so.
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02.04.2020 - 18:17
The Entity
Best april fools ever, 15 years in the making!!
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https://enigmaticalofficial.bandcamp.com/
Industrial / Cosmic Black Metal
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02.04.2020 - 18:19
Nejde
Haha. I knew it I've been here since 2010 and been reading your posts and the atrocious English felt too gimmicky.

Honestly it's been going a bit over the top with the irrelevant, non sensical off topic posts lately but it's understandable when pushing for 50k. But there's no questioning that your metal knowledge is vast and profound when one actually manages to understand what the hell you're writing.

Kudos for staying "in character" for 15 years. Kinda impressive to be able to keep it up for 1,5 decade

Skål!
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02.04.2020 - 18:23
WorpeX
I don't know whats real and whats a joke anymore! is Bad English leaving? does he have good English? Who actually wrote these things???

So many questions...

...whatever. back to listening to Insomnium.
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02.04.2020 - 18:28
Dronewolf12
Who?
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02.04.2020 - 18:32
JoHn DoE
Written by Bad English on 02.04.2020 at 17:52

Written by JoHn DoE on 02.04.2020 at 15:34

^ I just don't see if a 15 years gimmick as something worth praising.

I still think his English is poor, always been and he had no interest in improving it.
Hope he proves me wrong.

Youre wrong, not poor but maybe spelling n grammer. Talking and understand, well i am geezer who can glaswegian

Yes i have interests in things, even fixing, it can be 2 years before i can put new furiture, i usually ask others to do it, no interests, i like easy way. If I can fix something in one second, like Details sits hard, i give up, i give up easely. My home is like 79s punk not modern 35 years old lad.

Maybe i have dyslexia or some kind a symptom, i Never go to the do tor, even whit pain in the chest, its who i am, well... I am to old to change.


and you just proved I was right.
whatever man, take care of yourself and see you around here.
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03.04.2020 - 02:00
Azarath
deficient
Metal Storm without Bad English would be like... I dunno, going to an Iron Maiden show and not getting to see Eddie.

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03.04.2020 - 05:58
Lord Slothrop
Awesome.
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03.04.2020 - 14:48
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
I wrote it so John Doe time to move to some island in far south
Nik changed some parts

MS best part is notification on new albums, non other sites offers it, so no MS
Well whit out it its still life, nobody can kill my passion to craft beer, metal, cigares,
There are things to do, like fishing, driving scooter, go into forest. I love early days in winter when we have 30cm snow
Soft snow, you can go somewhere, when it reaches 1m not possible. I will survive
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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03.04.2020 - 14:57
JoHn DoE
Written by Bad English on 03.04.2020 at 14:48

I wrote it so John Doe time to move to some island in far south



what's your problem? Have I upset you?
Good...
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