What happened to Caramel Frappe?

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Marik2:
Go play doki doki literature club. It's the new katawa shoujo.
Except the only person you should be dating is Monika.

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Caramel Frappe:

Hey guys, didn't think anyone would notice but ... that was a bit silly of me to assume. I could try to lie and make excuses, but I won't. I'm just going to give you the absolute truth because you guys deserve at least that from me.

Question 1: Why did you leave us, Frappe?

Because my life isn't exactly peachy right now. Sure, it's not bad and I consider myself lucky for a lot of things that I do have ... but at the current moment, it's not smooth. My real life job is stacking hours onto me, where I only get 1 day off and i'm working over 50+ hours to pay for bills. I live with my parents, so it's not too difficult, but here in California- things are expensive. As much as I would of loved continuing to try helping the website, i'm too drained. Had to leave an RP I was in, and abandon a few projects, just to make sure I didn't shut down on anyone. So case in point, my job is really demanding for my attention.

Perfectly understandable. Sometimes life just gets in the way. It's not going to be the same without you though.

Question 2: Why didn't you live up to your promises, Frappe?

I admit, some things were my fault. I shouldn't of gotten people's hopes up (especially my own) in fixing the website. I merely assumed with my power and access to the control panel, I could keep this place up. Sadly, I am not a tech expert and to have actual people like Kross here ... would require money. No one is usually willing to work for free, and Defy refused my numerous e-mails and calls (yes, phone calls) to allow me in saving this website. If they allowed me full control of the panel and allowed me to edit / change things, surely this website would have protection against the bots along with functional commands. Again, sadly, I do not have that access and despite trying everything I could ... I failed my community. I promised you guys that I would solve the problems, but I only left you all in the dark. It would be like going up to your child and saying Santa isn't bringing any presents this Christmas, because in truth, you couldn't afford those presents. That was the gut punch I felt when I couldn't do anything to help you guys. I'm sorry.

Thanks for the apology. I assumed it was all Defy's fault anyway.

Question 3: Does this mean we'll never see you again, Frappe?

Maybe not here, on The Escapist ... however, I do hold other accounts on multiple websites. If you want to befriend me or stay in touch for whatever reason, I do have a Steam account with the same username. I also play on the Xbox One and PS4, with an online membership (you'll have to PM me if you want my username for those). I even have a Discord account (The Dark Soul#3686) if you guys want to hit me up there. While I am messaged daily by numerous people, sometimes I stay quiet because i'm just trying to enjoy my time alone. Odd thing to say, but sometimes isolation is what brings me peace, sometimes.

My Steam username is Canadian Saiyan (I really need to change that)

Question 6: I've got things to say / ask you, Frappe!

Go right ahead. I won't hide or lie about anything ... ask if you insist. I'll be here, reading whatever else you guys have to say. Just wanted to thank you all again for making my time here well spent, and I appreciate you guys a lot. Very much so, actually, because this website helped me through some rough times. Hopefully, you guys are getting through without much problem as well.

So long my friend, till we meet again.

Marik2:

Wintermute:

Baffle2:
Would it be outrageous to suggest people are taking this far too seriously?

Nope.

And you're right, it's Paragon Fury.

That guy has a porn problem.

Hentai's not porn!!

Caramel Frappe:
My real life job is stacking hours onto me, where I only get 1 day off and i'm working over 50+ hours to pay for bills. I live with my parents

What the fuck, really. What sort of bills eat away 50-hour weeks?

My bet is Faberge egg addiction.

McElroy:

Marik2:

Wintermute:

Nope.

And you're right, it's Paragon Fury.

That guy has a porn problem.

Hentai's not porn!!

Caramel Frappe:
My real life job is stacking hours onto me, where I only get 1 day off and i'm working over 50+ hours to pay for bills. I live with my parents

What the fuck, really. What sort of bills eat away 50-hour weeks?

My bet is Faberge egg addiction.

California bills eat up everything.

I'm surprised that your job gives you that many hours. Most places don't want people to get the full 40 hours.

Caramel Frappe:
SNIP

What PS4 games do you have?

Silentpony:

Caramel Frappe:
SNIP

What PS4 games do you have?

Knowing him, probably Bloodborne.

@Caramel Frappe: I still reckon you should've taken the pay offer when Defy offered it to you. Might as well've gotten everything you could out of those fools.

Elvis Starburst:
It seems like every thread we have that involves someone leaving it devolves into this, as well as a GG bitch fit. It's like some people can't help themselves from bringing it up and fighting about it when it's supposed to be done and dealt with

tbf, Gamergate played a pretty pivotal role in the downfall of this site. So whenever there's talk of the Escapist's demise, it's generally expected that some of that talk will turn towards GG.

Sassafrass:

FrappeBad:
Its a wonder how he ever got the job given how this is how he started. By default I guess.

(He only got moderately better behind the scenes. You guys don't even know. He put on a great face for public.)

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Honestly thought that was forgotten about.

I'm amazed that someone has a screenshot from nearly 7 years ago still kicking around.

I'm honestly wondering how big some people's closets are around here, to be keeping this many skeletons in them.

Red Sentinel:

I'm amazed that someone has a screenshot from nearly 7 years ago still kicking around.

I'm honestly wondering how big some people's closets are around here, to be keeping this many skeletons in them.

I have a message from 2006 from a writer I was working with still saved on my PC, in which he tells me to do many unseemly things.

I know I should let the grudge go but I really don't want to.

Elvis Starburst:

Canadamus Prime:
I sure hope if I ever decide to leave it won't result in a thread like this that airs out all my dirty laundry before devolving into the political leanings of the site.

It seems like every thread we have that involves someone leaving it devolves into this, as well as a GG bitch fit. It's like some people can't help themselves from bringing it up and fighting about it when it's supposed to be done and dealt with

It's almost as if people should...

I can't say if I have any surprise at all or not.

Silentpony:

Caramel Frappe:
SNIP

What PS4 games do you have?

Bloodborne and Nioh. I love my Dark Souls formula a little too much ...

Caramel Frappe:

Question 6: I've got things to say / ask you, Frappe!

Go right ahead. I won't hide or lie about anything ... ask if you insist. I'll be here, reading whatever else you guys have to say. Just wanted to thank you all again for making my time here well spent, and I appreciate you guys a lot. Very much so, actually, because this website helped me through some rough times. Hopefully, you guys are getting through without much problem as well.

Are you actually just several bears masquerading as Caramel Frappe to hide the terrible thing you've done?

Caramel Frappe:
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Oh, do I know how that feels. Been doing that shit since mid November and can agree that it is really draining. It means making enough money to get by, but it doesn't make it suck any less. On the bright side I've gotten to interact with some friends I haven't talked with since high school as well as make a few new ones.

3:snip

I actually still have your old/alt account for Xbox on my friends list and I think I have your phone number written down somewhere as well if it hasn't changed in the last few years.

Sorry to hear about the job situation. Here's to hoping you can work out something better.

Oh, and thanks for the honesty back there.

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Caramel Frappe:
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I know I'm a minor guy you probably don't remember but I really enjoyed the serial killer games, you even willing to do some artwork for to help spice it up. Thank you for all your help for the site.

It gets hard keeping up with the bots these days so I'm glad I never took up the torch of anything approaching 'staff' status. IRL always comes first, this site is only a Yahtzee host now. Keep the good memories, learn from the bad ones.

Stay healthy all.

Redlin5:

Stay healthy all.

What if I want to eat a pizza and have a beer?

Christ, I've been coming to this site since like 2010 and that was one of the few names out of like 6 I could remember when stepping away from the computer. I haven't said much on this sites downfall because I didn't think I was active enough in the forums to really warrant that, but it's tough to see some people leave. I realize in this case we've got an answer as to why, and that's a rough answer.

I hope things ease up for you, Frappe.
And I wish the continued best for the people still trying to hold this site together.

Getting old sucks.

Caramel Frappe:

Marik2:
Go play doki doki literature club. It's the new katawa shoujo.
Except the only person you should be dating is Monika.

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Were you the one who spammed monika in that thread Drathnoxis made?

Caramel Frappe:
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What is a Frappe and where do your recommended to get it?

inu-kun:

Caramel Frappe:
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What is a Frappe and where do your recommended to get it?

Its a coffee milkshake basically. And a Caramel one either has caramel mixed into the milk, or as a drizzle on top

Caramel Frappe:
Sneep.

Likely the last time I'll interact with ya then, m8y.

Take care out there, all right? And apologies for the little tiff earlier in here.

Rachnera is still best girl.

KissingSunlight:
The Escapist Forums have always been full of self-righteous, trolling, passive-aggressive, harassing, toxic posters.
Thanks for playing.

Always. Huh.

Obviously I can't tell if you've had a past alias, but based on the join date...Y'aint been here long enough to make that call sonny jim. I have seen ALL, I even lurked 2 years prior to this. And I can assess that as an incorrect statement.

Trolls and dick-bags have popped up now and again in the earlier days, but full of them? Oh no no no, god no, they were far and few. This used to be the one forum I could tolerate more than one day in a week. I'd say this has become the way probably in the last 3 years or so. In the long long ago, t'was not the way.

Sleep Well Frappe, I was but a silent well wisher on your journey through here, but I wish you well in written form for your finale. Good night!

Charli:

KissingSunlight:
The Escapist Forums have always been full of self-righteous, trolling, passive-aggressive, harassing, toxic posters.
Thanks for playing.

Always. Huh.

Obviously I can't tell if you've had a past alias, but based on the join date...Y'aint been here long enough to make that call sonny jim. I have seen ALL, I even lurked 2 years prior to this. And I can assess that as an incorrect statement.

Trolls and dick-bags have popped up now and again in the earlier days, but full of them? Oh no no no, god no, they were far and few. This used to be the one forum I could tolerate more than one day in a week. I'd say this has become the way probably in the last 3 years or so. In the long long ago, t'was not the way.

Sleep Well Frappe, I was but a silent well wisher on your journey through here, but I wish you well in written form for your finale. Good night!

I've been here as long as you, and I agree with Kissing Sunlight.
Ever since the beginning the Escapist has been known as an "elitist" haven. The passive-aggressiveness and toxic posters have always had the same meaning and intent behind their words. The only thing that has changed is the expression which it has taken. Right now it's about the "left-right" divide (simplified) but that is just one aspect of it. Other times it has been about consoles vs PC, or gamers vs publishers/developers, or religious vs non-religious, or gamers vs religious conservatives, etc, etc. The other thing that has changed is that the always present toxic posters has scared away the more bland and neutral ones, which in turn has pared down this site to the bone, making it much more visible and prevalent.

Vendor-Lazarus:

Charli:

KissingSunlight:
The Escapist Forums have always been full of self-righteous, trolling, passive-aggressive, harassing, toxic posters.
Thanks for playing.

Always. Huh.

Obviously I can't tell if you've had a past alias, but based on the join date...Y'aint been here long enough to make that call sonny jim. I have seen ALL, I even lurked 2 years prior to this. And I can assess that as an incorrect statement.

Trolls and dick-bags have popped up now and again in the earlier days, but full of them? Oh no no no, god no, they were far and few. This used to be the one forum I could tolerate more than one day in a week. I'd say this has become the way probably in the last 3 years or so. In the long long ago, t'was not the way.

Sleep Well Frappe, I was but a silent well wisher on your journey through here, but I wish you well in written form for your finale. Good night!

I've been here as long as you, and I agree with Kissing Sunlight.
Ever since the beginning the Escapist has been known as an "elitist" haven. The passive-aggressiveness and toxic posters have always had the same meaning and intent behind their words. The only thing that has changed is the expression which it has taken. Right now it's about the "left-right" divide (simplified) but that is just one aspect of it. Other times it has been about consoles vs PC, or gamers vs publishers/developers, or religious vs non-religious, or gamers vs religious conservatives, etc, etc. The other thing that has changed is that the always present toxic posters has scared away the more bland and neutral ones, which in turn has pared down this site to the bone, making it much more visible and prevalent.

But really, its probably somewhere is the middle between Charli and Sunlight. Usually people point out self-righteous, passive-aggressive types because its way easier to insult someone than deal with the fact that they don't believe they same things you do. Also, many other forums have aggressive-aggressive trolls or echo chambers, so anyone on here who fits the passive-aggressive bill probably is the lesser of two evils.

Wish it would stop, but recognise that it probably wont. Its like any argument today, compared to 50 years ago - arguments seem to be getting worse than the 50s and 60s but the fact that people don't lynch opponents at the drop of a hat means that we've made progress

Vendor-Lazarus:

Ever since the beginning the Escapist has been known as an "elitist" haven. The passive-aggressiveness and toxic posters have always had the same meaning and intent behind their words. The only thing that has changed is the expression which it has taken.

The site was even infamous for this when it was a big thing; other sites knew about the Escapist forums and took the piss out of them for both this and the moderation approach.

And yes, there was always an undercurrent of elitism on the forum, there was always some group that the user base was saying they were better than and it seemed super important to work out who was the smartest group (protip: it was gamers, it was always gamers). That and the revenge fantasies were the worst things on the forum, it was very adolescent nerd.

So who is CM now? If ya'll want a despot that'll rule with an iron fist, I guess I could give it a shot.

Jux:
So who is CM now? If ya'll want a despot that'll rule with an iron fist, I guess I could give it a shot.

I've seen this a few times and I'm not sure why...

Caramel Frappe was never the CM, he was a staff member (I suppose with where the site is now, one could argue same difference).

If you really want to declare a CM, technically it would be Basement Cat.

tippy2k2:

Jux:
So who is CM now? If ya'll want a despot that'll rule with an iron fist, I guess I could give it a shot.

I've seen this a few times and I'm not sure why...

Caramel Frappe was never the CM, he was a staff member (I suppose with where the site is now, one could argue same difference).

If you really want to declare a CM, technically it would be Basement Cat.

Ah, I was just going off what I saw other people posting.

tippy2k2:
Caramel Frappe was never the CM, he was a staff member

wut? He was both. lol

Arnoxthe1:

tippy2k2:
Caramel Frappe was never the CM, he was a staff member

wut? He was both. lol

Yeah, I'm pretty sure he himself said that he was CM at one point, at least for a time.

Of course, with all his posts gone, we have no way of proving it now.

Arnoxthe1:

tippy2k2:
Caramel Frappe was never the CM, he was a staff member

wut? He was both. lol

To my knowledge, he's never been CM but I guess ultimately, it doesn't really matter.

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