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  1. 6 points
    So the last time I wrote a proper blog entry was 3 years ago, in the middle of my working holiday in Canada. Since I'm nostalgia-ing away on Sals, might as well write this up before another 3 years pass! It was a once in a lifetime opportunity, I stayed for about a year working seasonal jobs, and went on some crazy ass adventures. I bought a minivan and inflatable mattress, and basically did a solo trip around USA's west coast living it up. Lots of hiking, eating, got some tattoos, sometimes meeting new people, but most of it was spent by myself. It was very chilled. Worked a summer job at a glacier. Long summer nights with new friends, spent floating around in our inflatable canoes on turquoise glacier-fed water. Went on a second USA roadtrip with these friends, about 8 of us split between two cars. One of the best and most stressful times of my life. Blowouts between friends, problems with the car, incredible sunsets over the grand canyon. I stuck with my friends that I made in my previous winter job (see 2nd last entry), and yes the girl, and we agreed to be exclusive eventually. It was really nice, but we always knew that it would be temporary. Still, we made the most out of our temporary relationship, and I wouldn't have had it differently. Recalling this Canada experience gives me extreme nostalgia, second to the nostalgia of Sals. There were no responsibilities, every day was a new adventure, spontaneity all the time, we were truly living in the present. When I eventually flew back home to Australia, I struggled. For a while. I remember distinctly returning back to my parents' house, and after all the 'welcome back's, I had a shower. It was the strangest feeling - like no time had passed at all, I was having a shower like I did every other day in that bathroom. I had changed, and nobody around me understood, because they weren't with me, and all the friends I made in Canada were gone. I went from the excitement of not knowing what would happen each day, to a life of routine and repetition. From spending a year sleeping next to someone in bed, to sleeping alone. I've always been a laid back person, and very fortunate to not be affected by mental illnesses throughout teenagehood. For the first time in my life, at age 21, I was quite severely depressed, and I didn't know what to do with myself. Every single day, it felt like I had this ball in my stomach, tortuously twisting and turning. I was desperate to get back the life I used to have, living without a care in the world, and doing whatever I wanted to, without consequence. I knew that I needed a change, so I moved out of my parents' house, got a full-time job in the industry I studied for, hit the gym hard, went on Tinder, basically tried to distract myself with anything and everything. Still the feeling didn't go away, and even now I can honestly say, that there's no way I could've lived with 'that feeling' inside me for the rest of my life. If somehow I knew that that was going to be forever, I would've ended it. I was getting involved with girls no good for me and exacerbated my depression, but I just needed to feel something. I went to therapy which was alright, but what got me through in the end was knowing that only time could heal what I was feeling. It was a bit of a process, but eventually made it. Fast forward to today at age 24, I have a great girlfriend who I'm pretty sure is my future wife, I bought an investment property over in Brisbane, and I have a well-paying job that I enjoy and have near-full autonomy over what I do day to day. Actually, tomorrow I'm getting a student assistant who will be helping me out, and at my age it's pretty unreal that I get to manage someone! Also just in general thinking about my life thus far, the adventures I've gone on and life experiences I've had, at 24 I'm pretty exhausted after all that and I'm ready to settle. God it feels weird to say that. I'm still so young! I'm very lucky to be in the position that I'm in now and I'm milking every second of my youth. Nowadays, I play league of legends (hardstuck gold), I've just started playing OSRS again, gyming, going out on the town, watching stuff on tv, catching up with friends. Sounds pretty boring and generic hobbies, but I'm genuinely very content with myself and life. Next blog post I'll probably be married with another couple houses and 10 kids!
  2. 2 points
    Two of my most prized RuneScape related possessions were made here, by two extremely talented women of Sal's Realm: @zellychan and @Cresenne! (I hope I got your tags correct) Both were (and likely still are!) amazing artists, capable of turning into amazing pieces of art anything you requested of them using only their pens and imagination. I've used and abused their amazing gifts here and every other RuneScape forum, ranking as my top used signatures online, anywhere. Words cannot express how grateful I am that they sacrificed their time to make a relatively unknown at the time RuneScape player (and noob) this happy. Santa hats off to the two of you. The first piece shows my RuneScape character in a Clan War, sporting 3xtermination (a Sal's based clan) colors (red), 'tanking' enemies from a green capped clan. White medium hair, because in my youth I was a huge fan of Devil May Cry and Dante. Zamorak armor because the lore lover in me enjoyed showcasing my preferrences when it came to the Gods. And because, let's face it, it was mad stylish. The second piece was done years later, and shows my evolution as a RuneScape player from your basic "F2P PKer / Clanner" to all around PvPer claded in P2P mage armour. The switch in combat style came with my love for the skill of Magic, which quickly became my favourite combat skill and area of expertise. Magic was never made to be viable as a single combat skill in the F2P version, with it being only useful during clan wars with the added protection numbers provided. P2P on the other hand, it was deadly, cool and very satisfying.
  3. 2 points
    The first level 99 I've ever achieved. 99 Woodcutting. I had a small party attended by Sal's members, and an adequately small drop party (for a poor player) to celebrate. July 24th of 2011 is the earliest date I can find associated to the screenshot, but it could be older considering I began my RuneScape career in 2005. 6 years seems too long for my first 99, so 2011 is possibly the oldest recorded modification to the image.
  4. 2 points
    I thought I'd ruin jokes / references by going through all of DSZ 42 and calling out everything that I crammed in there. Keep track of how many you got right to see how much of a true Salmon you are!! Formatted like this: page # and panel #. So 4.8 means page 4 panel 8!! #1 - 1.3 - my name hitting you with some deep lore right off the bat with my therapist referring to me by my actual forum name #2 - 1.4 - Goliath in painting this is goliath he first appeared in DSZ #4 and is the best person to ever join Sals #3 - 2.3 - therapist notes here you can see i was obsessed with my warning level and post count on sal because they were publicly displayed and status was very important!! #4 - 2.11 - getting old and dying quarterly im reading getting old and dying quarterly while drinking some old person drink like early grey tea or mud with leaves in it #5 - 3.2 - hat sale free hat is a reference to when morte was in DSZ for two panels and the hats are the same colors as all the pips that mattered on sals. a few panels later i pick the dm one because i cam constantly haunted by losing my dm rank!! #6 - 5.1 - tinypic all of the original dsz pics were lost because tinypic stopped existing. this stupid frown face man haunts the forum and is a metaphor for our crumbling society!! #7 - wayback machine back when i got access back to my sals account in Feb, fatalysm and i went on a mission to try to recover as much of dsz as we could. he was able to use the wayback machine to get some episodes, but not all of them. then we found a post by dad where he dumped literally everything and luckily used a different hosting site which is the only reason why the episodes weren't lost forever #8 - 10.9 - omgoodness man and dwar (and the rest of the nefarious gillis crew by extension) would say this a lot on irc for some reason. idk i miss them #9 - 12.2 - yare yare daze goliath should have been the hero of this story im such a dummy #10 - 15.7 - bowls 4 sale in real life beret makes and sells luxury hookah bowls which you can buy in real life use my code at checkout to get 20% off your first order they look better than my drawing #11 - 15.8 - sals is broken zooey almost dies here because members were / are getting randomly banned on sals because of the crumbling forum infrastructure. this is barely a joke many people were ip banned for no reason #12 - 16.8 - sals discord theres a sals discord you can join!! #13 - 18.2 - covid lots of sals members started playing runescape again because of the novel coronavirus that sparked a global pandemic in march 2020 and has been ruining our lives ever since but at least i got level 88 in woodcutting #14 - 18.8 - Gnostic Christian Bishop debate rages to this day over whether or not GCB was a random insane person or a distressingly dedicated troll account. he exists on dozens of other forums with hundreds of posts and they're all the same format. he is the strangest member ive ever seen on sals #15 - 20.1 - the throne of the banned most of the major characters who died in dsz are here 1. doddsy 2. fini 3. xrvn 4. mr e 5. sryen 5 again (oops). fshi 6. whitey 7. vera 8. macki 9. gillis 10. jack nicholson 11. elli 12. redmonke 13. anthem ko
  5. 2 points
    If you want to view the entire thing, you can now do so! I posted it on discord but forgot to post it here! https://runescaping.com/dragon-sal-z/
  6. 2 points
    The site is outdated and doesn't receive new content anymore. It can't compete with the Wikis. Let's revert the site redesign and bring back the old Sal's Realm!
  7. 1 point
    Sal's Realm Old School Castle Wars Event Team Santafish Vs Squirtle Squad Far from the high attendance standards of the Sal's of old, these events hosted roughly a decade ago were the final days of Sal's activity, when we could still pull a small but consistent group of people to attend fun events. This event, an Old School Castle Wars competition between teams Santafish (led by Salmoneus) and it's rivals the Squirtle Squad (led by Micael Fatia) was possibly one of the final few times Salmoneus himself attended an event. Needless to say we all had a blast. My pictures have been copied and transferred multiple times, so it's hard to find an accurate date of creation for these screenshots. The oldest date associated to them I could find was March 4th of 2013, nearly 10 years ago, but it's potentially older than that.
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