Did Ville Valo of HIM really post here?

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  1. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    The old timers here should remember Ville Valo. He was an interesting character, claimed to be THE Ville Valo, lead singer of HIM. Posted pictures of himself and Bam Margera. I talked to him a bit on AIM, he even got me hooked on a lot of HIM music.

    The real question is, was it really Ville posting here? Or was it an obsessed fan who claimed to be him?
     
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    I remember that guy... who knows but after "Ville" became "famous" he stopped posting here.
     
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    Pretty sure it was him. I was a lurker back then though.
     
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    I remember that guy. Doesn't post anymore.
     
  5. Jux

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    Yeah. I know.

    The question wasn't if he posts here anymore ... it's if he was actually the famous Ville Valo when he was here.
     
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    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Hm.

    Okay, I don't know how to phrase this. I know he was registered here. I know there was someone named Ville Valo.

    I'm just curious as to the perception of the people who were here when he posted, if they believe it was the REAL Ville Valo, or just someone who pretended to be him.
     
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    Didn't some of our old Euro-members meet him at one of the cons? I can't remember.
     
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    Sorry... it may have very well have been him. I'm only saying that because he was not a post whore by any means if I remember correctly.
     
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    Besides of Orson, Don, and a few people "in Transformers", who's the most famous person "outside of" Transformers to post here?
     
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    Herve Villechaize
     
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    Yeah I definitely remember the name Ville Valo from the boards... don't remember much after that though
     
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    Yeah by the time I actually knew who he was, he was gone. I think awhile ago we had another thread like this where most people were saying it really was him.
     
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    I remember one of his last posts was a link to a studio demo of "Funeral of Hearts", and he stopped posting right before HIM went on their huge world tour.

    I don't know if the poster really was Ville or not, but I like to think he was.
     
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    i do remember him and remember being involved in some of the same threads. i actually never knew the guy was "famous" until it was pointed out later. i don't ever remember him drawing that much attention to himself and i remember him having some interesting views (responses) on subjects that were talked about (that were allowed back then). both sort of have me leaning torward it actually being him.
     
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    Pretty sure it was, as after he got famous, the guy stopped posting here.
     
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    I remember him mentioning that he didn't want to make a big deal out of who he was because it didn't much matter.

    He was very leftist, used to be my partner in crime in N&P.

    I didn't doubt it was the real guy myself, pretty obscure celeb to mimic at the time, becuase it was way before HIM became big amongst emo's and all taht.

    One interesting thing is I've never read in bios of HIM that Ville is into 80's toys.
     
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    Who is Orson? And what band is HIM? I've never heard of them, are they big overseas or something?
     
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    Orson was Aaron Archer's screename on here back a few years ago when he had his own forum called Orson's world where he would answer TF related questions. Certain sites got mad and the whole thing came to a close.
     
  20. Seth Buzzard

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    I think it was really him, but he disappeared long before HIM made it big in the U.S. I remember he use to get into some heated political battles, I think that was a lot of the reason he split.

    Tricky Disco was/ is a big fan isn’t she? Maybe she has some insight on this topic.

    His first sig pic was of him on stage and was to big, I resized it for him and uploaded it onto my web space thinking he would copy it and host it himself, a week or two latter I realized he was just using my link and I had to PM him asking him not to any more.
     

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