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Re: The Off Topic Topic!

Post by jsreed5 » Mon 19th Nov 2018

MY GOODNESS I NEED TO GET ON HERE MORE.

I'm not posting this in the anniversary thread, since today isn't an anniversary for me, but my tenth FG anniversary is in seven months. And wow, how much I've changed as a person in that time.

I was gonna post a bug gushy thing here about how much FG and my time here has meant to me, but I can't even think of how to properly articulate my sentiments. I love you all, and I'm so happy to know all of you. You guys are awesome!

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Post by Amber Root » Fri 30th Nov 2018

FG is slowly gaining life again aHA
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Post by Josephine Fowl » Thu 20th Dec 2018

^ Ikr, it's actually kind of amazing!

After so many years of almost complete silence, we're all slowly starting to trickle back and say hello.
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Post by artymon I\/ » Thu 3rd Jan 2019

Well. I peeked. To what purpose, Odin only knows. (And holy cannoli that's a lot of posts)

Y'know...it'd be cool to get the old gang back together. Kiera, Miasaki, Helen, heck even Alanna. Funny, I have a good portion of you lot on Facebook, but we hardly talk. That's partly my fault. I've become a bit of an antisocial bugger, well, I always was. Maybe because typing was easier than talking?

I think about that moment, this day, and I wonder if I would change it. How would things be? Probably about the same. Would I be better off? Maybe...but then...what about Roxy? And Colin and Fill-In (well, actually you go back before then, so you good, bruh). The stories in general? Would I have still written?

For the record, I officially change my answer. I'm taking over the Greek Isles instead of Florida. 8)
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Post by FowlStar » Fri 1st Feb 2019

you know what guys? it's really strange but i feel kind of homeless in terms of having an internet community. this place used to be it, i checked it every day after school and stayed on until late at night.

then it was tumblr, and i got really popular over there with my poetry and it's just weird now because i don't speak to some of the people i used to hang out with over there bc we fell out. i don't want to post there anymore because i don't want them having access to me in any way.

i want to start over somehow but the thought of doing so makes me feel really tired. i have friends offline and everything, but i feel like i've always made deeper connections with my online friends. right now i kind of feel like i'm just wandering, passing through.

it's strange to be here again at this point. i think what i've learned is that home is a fluid concept, not a constant.
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Post by artymon I\/ » Sat 2nd Feb 2019

Some would say home is the place you've just left.

Captain Nemo's motto was mobilis in mobili, moving in the ever moving. We constantly change if only in a million tiny ways that appear subtle to us but on a grand tapestry paint quite the picture....or that's just me obfuscating.

You've always got a place here, even if the winds take you to another port. :)
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Post by Amber Root » Fri 8th Feb 2019

FowlStar wrote:
Fri 1st Feb 2019
you know what guys? it's really strange but i feel kind of homeless in terms of having an internet community. this place used to be it, i checked it every day after school and stayed on until late at night.

then it was tumblr, and i got really popular over there with my poetry and it's just weird now because i don't speak to some of the people i used to hang out with over there bc we fell out. i don't want to post there anymore because i don't want them having access to me in any way.

i want to start over somehow but the thought of doing so makes me feel really tired. i have friends offline and everything, but i feel like i've always made deeper connections with my online friends. right now i kind of feel like i'm just wandering, passing through.

it's strange to be here again at this point. i think what i've learned is that home is a fluid concept, not a constant.
You couldn't have explained this in any better way, I feel the exact way.
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Post by FowlStar » Fri 15th Mar 2019

Amber Root wrote:
Fri 8th Feb 2019
FowlStar wrote:
Fri 1st Feb 2019
you know what guys? it's really strange but i feel kind of homeless in terms of having an internet community. this place used to be it, i checked it every day after school and stayed on until late at night.

then it was tumblr, and i got really popular over there with my poetry and it's just weird now because i don't speak to some of the people i used to hang out with over there bc we fell out. i don't want to post there anymore because i don't want them having access to me in any way.

i want to start over somehow but the thought of doing so makes me feel really tired. i have friends offline and everything, but i feel like i've always made deeper connections with my online friends. right now i kind of feel like i'm just wandering, passing through.

it's strange to be here again at this point. i think what i've learned is that home is a fluid concept, not a constant.
You couldn't have explained this in any better way, I feel the exact way.
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Post by Amber Root » Thu 15th Aug 2019

My choral director and my voice professor had a fight about what section I need to be in for Chorus and well... My voice professor won - went from Alto 2 to Soprano 1 aha! They don't know what to do with this range! Ye Haw!
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Post by Cabaline » Tue 28th Jan 2020

Amber Root wrote:
Fri 8th Feb 2019
FowlStar wrote:
Fri 1st Feb 2019
you know what guys? it's really strange but i feel kind of homeless in terms of having an internet community. this place used to be it, i checked it every day after school and stayed on until late at night.

then it was tumblr, and i got really popular over there with my poetry and it's just weird now because i don't speak to some of the people i used to hang out with over there bc we fell out. i don't want to post there anymore because i don't want them having access to me in any way.

i want to start over somehow but the thought of doing so makes me feel really tired. i have friends offline and everything, but i feel like i've always made deeper connections with my online friends. right now i kind of feel like i'm just wandering, passing through.

it's strange to be here again at this point. i think what i've learned is that home is a fluid concept, not a constant.
You couldn't have explained this in any better way, I feel the exact way.
I know what you mean! I am on a very active discord in my area for pokemon go, so I still kinda feel that kind of community. But I do often think about people from here, how everyone is doing, and wish that I had more time to keep up with everyone.

I started a new job, my dream job, and I have very little time for anything else. But I'm hoping that if I keep this site open in a tab, I'll remember to check in more often :)
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Post by jsreed5 » Fri 6th Mar 2020

This is my 600th post, FG. It only took me, what, six years to get another hundred?

I hope this place picks up more once the movie comes out. I miss hanging out on forums and meeting people.

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Post by Cabaline » Fri 6th Mar 2020

Congratulations! :D

It makes me happy when I look at my profile and see that my average number of posts per day is still over 1, even though it's been so long. I wonder if I'll ever hit the big 10K? But in the meantime, I'll aim a lil bit lower! Even if I am for 7K by the end of the year I have to make like 3 posts a day.
Regardless of post count, it'll be great to see this place buzzing more, with more chatter :) My only worry is that the film is gonna be bad and flop and no one will be interested :?
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Post by Battery » Fri 6th Mar 2020

Hopefully it'll at least draw some longtime fans who want a place to commiserate XD

Speaking of which, we're definitely doing a group watch of the movie at some point after it's released digitally/on DVD, right? :awesome:
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Post by Cabaline » Fri 6th Mar 2020

Yeah, it would be nice to get some kind of traffic here. Even if it's people going "the movie was bad but the book has to be better, right?" and we can tell them that it is :lol:

Ooooh I never thought of a lil viewing party, that is such a cute idea omg! ^_^
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Post by Amber Root » Fri 3rd Apr 2020

Since everyone is in lock down due to the current virus I've been going through old flash drives, google accounts, forum posts, and websites we bonded over, etc.

Everything that I have rediscovered and reminisced brings me back to this place.

Thank you to everyone who has supported not just me but those around us as well. I appreciate everything and everyone. Thank you, without this place I truly would not have transformed and grown into the person that I am today.

At the time of joining, I was one of the younger batches to be on, 11/12? Huh, wow. Anyways, those older than myself taught me so much and it is truly something special that will always hold dear to me.

Currently, I'm in a Discord RP that is set up extremely similar to this place, with amazing/diverse people. We are all different ages, have different backgrounds, yet bond in such ways that I experienced here.

Now I see myself as those I looked up to here. Thank you. Everyday I'm helping those younger than I. Teaching them media usage, writing skills, school help (some are transitioning into college), life skills, and making sure that they do indeed have someone looking out for them.

Thank you, Fangathering, thank you.
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