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FOMM Legend Awards [Revamped] - a tribute to nike521! Ceremony on Sunday September 29 [9:00 PM GMT+1]

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robjv1

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Aug 17 13 1:41 PM

Ok we're coming up on a week from the ceremony, so please PM me your messages guys!

Unlike me, Mario is actually a legend and not just one in his own mind

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robjv1

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Aug 17 13 1:44 PM

The interview is coming together nicely and will be sent off to Mario pretty quick here to give him some time to put his thoughts together.

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robjv1

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Aug 20 13 1:40 PM

Just a couple more days -- I need your congrats and notes to Mario ASAP folks, so send em in! The interview questions are out, although I'm trying to come up with a couple last minute personal ones so that he has ample room to pontificate!

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Aug 22 13 1:01 PM

Another very lovely note in to Mario, keep em coming people! Just a couple more days now

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Aug 22 13 8:08 PM

Sunday is the big day!

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robjv1

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Aug 23 13 9:57 AM

Alright, the responses to the interview questions are in and they are beautiful! Mario brought his 'A-game' and put the personal touch on it that only he can.

Please take a little time today or tomorrow and write a little something for him, especially if you've had some meaningful interactions with him over the years.

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robjv1

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Aug 24 13 4:42 PM

I've got four very nice kudos for Mario, but we could definitely use a few more!

Send 'em in before tomorrow's ceremony when Mario's gonna snatch that legend crown lol

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Aug 25 13 2:12 PM

^^ Yes!

Today is the big day. According to my calculations, this stuff is starting in a little under three hours!

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robjv1

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Aug 25 13 3:42 PM

We're gonna kick this thing off a little early, because I can't read a clock (lol) and also because the guests would like to be let in the building now.

So hang in there and things will start shortly...

I can see the guests are starting to arrive, we have a lot of folks here in attendance tonight --

I see we've got Jay and Bey making their way into the facility

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Lady Gaga is here to give some love to Mario

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I see Bree Van De Kamp is mingling

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Even Anita Baker is in the house

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Wait... wait... hold on.  Wait a second...  Who is that sitting over there?








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We may have a situation here.  Can we get some security and an escort?

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robjv1

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Aug 25 13 4:37 PM

Let's start the show!

Alright well you know I gotta be Mariah, because #b*tch is always late!


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It’s time for the festivities to begin!  We’ve reached the 11th edition of this ceremony and we’re back to honor one of the all-time greats himself, Mr. Mario, mcfan!  I had a chance to sit down with Mario this week and conduct a very revealing interview.  He has signed off on it, given it his stamp of approval and it’s time to get down to it, so let’s do the business…

Q: When did you join FOMM and how did you hear about it?
A: I joined the board in July 2008. I actually knew of FOMM thanks to Youtube. I was reading the comments on a Mariah video and saw these 2 people yelling at each others "This is not FOMM! You can't stan for your fav here!", so I was intrigued and I made a little search and signed up lol. And here I am!

Q: What are your most significant memories of the early days?
A: When I joined, 'I'll Be Lovin'U Long Time' (that jam!) was the current Mariah single. I remember reading through the airplay tracking threads without posting much for the first couple of weeks. Then, I started getting into arguments with David and Jason on how the Daydream album was her vocal peak I was very stubborn and sort of controversial from the start and I think that's what helped me stand out ultimately.

Q: How do you think FOMM has changed over the years and how does it compare to the early days?
A: Well, the biggest change I've witnessed over the past 5 years is surely the banning of CLosmiley: rollWhat a way to refresh the board!
Then, I think the only real change is the fact that there are less active posters. Back in 2008, it was way more crowded. More threads popping up (and it wasn't me starting them lol), more people expressing their opinions and I think there was also a bit less drama than there is now. Just a bit though, FOMM has a reputation for its drama!

Q:  You’ve always been a member known both for your love of music and for your controversial posting style.  When it comes down to it, what matters to Mario? What most brings out the passion in your writing about music and what is the takeaway message you want people to have about you from what you write on FOMM?
A:
I love music and I love talking about it and that is one of the reasons why I joined the board. Whenever I open a new thread in the Other Artists section, I always hope it won't go unnoticed because I like to expose other people to an artist or a new album they might not know about and that is also why I usually start threads for the R&B acts that don't receive the same kind of promotion a mainstream Pop artist gets.  

As for my posting style, I've said a lot of times I do it for fun and it's just a way for me to be silly. I actually care about the serious posts I type more, but I also understand how people can be confused by this kind of bipolarity lol. How can they take someone who one minute posts in "ratchetnese" and the other makes a well-written post seriously? So yeah it is controversial in that sense and it may turn people off, but I don't like to be serious all the time. I wanna have fun and I come to FOMM to distract myself from my real life (studying, responsibilities, etc.) so I may try to tone it down, but it won't go away. Sorry!

Q:  The obligatory Housewives question -- what would your role be on The Real Housewives of FOMM: regular cast member, friend of the wives, or behind the scenes manager?
A:
Carlos once defined me the Marlo Hampton of FOMM because I get involved in drama and messes of all sorts. Marlo was a friend of the wives, but I think I've earned my spot as a regular cast member at this point

Q: You stan for Beyonce (aka Beysus) just as hard as you stan for Mariah and you are not shy about it.  How does wearing that on your sleeve impact the perception people have of you on the board?
A:
Because I started stanning for Beyoncé about a year and a half after I joined the board, I think it was a drastic change. I went from being a newbie to a semi-respected poster to having the stigma of stanning for an artist who is not widely appreciated on the board way too quickly. This has definitely had a big impact on how people perceive me because, let's face it, the Beyoncé thread is pure drama and when you're always there you can't escape it. Stanning for her has put me in the middle of a lot of arguments and I know for a fact that some posters that used to respect me (and that I still respect a lot) now give me the side-eye frequently.

It's not really nice to know that my opinion has become less and less valuable because of it overtime, but I love her and the only thing I know I can do is avoid the drama and try to make her eras a great experience for me as a fan. Which I intend to do (I hope I can).

Q:  Let’s talk frenemies and feuds.  You’ve had quite a few over the years – with who have you feuded with and have they simmered or boiled over time?
A:
Oh dear lol. Aside from the little arguments I've had here and there, I think the only one I can call a feud is the one with iMariah, merely because it lasted for long (with various digs and reprises). Now it's simmered down though, because we've both agreed to basically ignore each others and try our best not to take digs.

As for frenemies, I have this kind of love/hate relationship with seanjonmc. I've had him on ignore (even though I never put anyone on ignore because you never know what you're missing) and I know for sure he's had me on ignore but now we're at the point where we can quote each others just to diss someone else (as long as it's not Rihanna we're talking about) smiley: laugh


Q: Some might say that there are two sides to your persona and that mcfan and Mario are not always perceived in the same way/fashion.  In your eyes, what are the differences between the person that you are in your real life and the person you are on here?  Let’s get down to the bare metal – who is Mario?
A:
I am a regular person, I grew up and I still live in a very small town and I think that's influenced my habits. My life is very simple: I study, attend the University classes, I go out on the weekends with my friends and I'm mostly happy with it. I'm not really an open person, in fact I'm very reserved and shy especially with people I don't know. I've always had some troubles socializing because of this. I think my insecurities and overall distrust towards people I don't know well comes from the fact that growing up my peers used to make fun of me for my appearance, for always having good grades at school, etc. so I always feel like people are out there to judge me and I get very nervous. This also makes me cold and distant and unable to express my feelings, my friends even called me "iceberg" once. The internet definitely allows me to be more carefree. I'm less worried to be judged (even though I still care about it), that is probably why I act more exuberant on the board when I post. I am aware there's sort of a disconnect between my personality on FOMM and how I behave in real life. One thing I like is to feel supported, it gives me validation and makes me feel like my efforts are appreciated and not vain.

Q:  Are there any posters who might be your real life friends?

A: YES! I think I could be friends with Jasper, Kevon and David as long as we kept Beyoncé out of the conversations lol; Michael, Mike, Queen Erica, Vinny, Carlos, Reenah, Jason, and you Rob, I'm glad we're getting to talk more Oh and I'd also like to meet Nike!

Q: You’ve introduced a lot of catch-phrases and words into the vernacular of FOMM that the rest of us have adopted.  What are some of your favorites?
A:
While I can't really take credit for them, I think I can say I'm to credit for bringing a lot of the expressions we have on the FOMM Glossary to mainstream exposure here.

And, while I wouldn't want them to be my only legacy here, the extensive use of GIFs is something I'm proud of. I don't really have favs, but the legendary Patti LaBelle ones are dear to my heart.

Q:  What is your advice to new posters?
A: Join the board with the sole intention of honoring Mariah, her music and her legacy. The rest will come after, trust me. Be interesting, try to always bring something new to the table with your posts, try to have a personal style. And most of all, respect the veterans.
Follow these rules and in 5 years you'll be hailed as legends

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robjv1

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Aug 25 13 4:46 PM

Don't worry everyone, The Bionic Lotus herself has been escorted from the building, although I suspect she may have got into the champagne...

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robjv1

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Aug 25 13 4:50 PM

Alright and we've come to that point of the show where it's time to reveal all of the beautiful words that friends and admirers of Mario had to say.

Let's start off with the incomparable Carlos B Fly and proceed down the line!

carlos b fly:

This award is as late as The Art of Letting Go but unlike that album, its actually here! Where can you possibly start with a poster like Mario? I think it should be with a thank you first of all. His love for FOMM is obvious and that love has resulted in such passion and commitment to the forum over so many years. This place would definitely not have been the place its been the last five or so years without your contribution Mario, and that deserves recognition straight up.

Now, I’m a very straight talker so I’m not going to deny that Mario has always been a controversial poster. He does have a habit of stirring all kinds of mess up and many of us have had the odd clash with him. When Mario is ON IT, its all finger snaps like a Real Housewives reunion and a total hoodrat mess. It can be a pain, especially when you’ve got to moderate it. HOWEVER, there is a lot more to Mario than just arguments and smack talk.

He has amazing knowledge of music and is an articulate, educated guy. I really enjoy Mario when he demonstrates that. Its great to see his passion for music, particularly for R&B and that has led me to discover more than a few gems I would have overlooked. He has also – undisputedly – been one of the major players that developed the FOMM community on a more personal level. His banter and interactions and always creating dynamic new threads created a place that was richer and deeper, and not just about discussing artists.

For all of the arguments and Beyonce stanning, I have always said – hand on heart – I would never want to imagine a place like FOMM without Mario in it. It would not be the same and a vital piece of what makes it so special would be gone. Mario, you are truly irreplaceable (“to the left, to the left”?”) person who has given so much. You are a TRUE legend and much loved and appreciated!

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robjv1

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Aug 25 13 4:52 PM

allthewayray:

Mario is always great for helping out when you search for something.
Even if it's not about Mariah, but someone else (like Tamar Braxton).
Congratulations!

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robjv1

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Aug 25 13 4:54 PM

LikePhoenixFromTheAshes:

Dear Mario,

Congrats   I love you much, I really miss our chats, and I know it's my fault for never finding the time. I can't imagine FOMM without you, I hope you'll stay forever (unless you get the chance to have a real life. If that happens, take the chance and never come back LOL). You're a great person, you love Daydream, I probably missed 99% of your memorable posts, but hey... I never look into the Beyonce thread lol Stay true to yourself!
Lym, Reenah xxx

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robjv1

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Aug 25 13 4:55 PM

tl2mc:

Mario, Congratulations on being honored! You deserve all the love and support from all of us. You are one of the most cheerful and active members that keeps FOMM alive! Your passion for what you love is admirable, even if those other trifling T's hate, you keep on being you! Not only are you a great member, but you've shared a lot about yourself and seem to have a really good head on your shoulders! Congrats on your professional life as well! One last thing I want to give Kudos to you on is your skills of Ratchness!!! I still can't believe you’re not American or from Atlanta LOL! You have some of the best one liners with many LOL moments!

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robjv1

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Aug 25 13 5:01 PM

Alright!  At this point of the show, I'd like to open it up to other who would like to give Mario special kudos and also we await a speech from the guest of honor himself!

In the meantime, Beyonce has promised to entertain us while we anxiously and patiently await....

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Well... okay... while MOST of us patiently await.

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