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The History of PokéCommunity
A funny thing happens when an old member returns to PokéCommunity. Bells ring, songs are sung, cheerful welcomes are posted and blogs are written in their honour. People literally lose it. It's a fantastic time, it makes for a great atmosphere.
I've been following a thread that's been active since last night in the New Users section where ex Super Mod Chairman Kaga returned from the grave. Everybody, each poster says, has heard of the legend of the disappearing Chairman Kaga. It sent a shockwave through the entire community, some had even thought he was dead. He returned to a hero worship so intense that it briefly made me wonder whether five years ago he had gone around the place performing sexual favours.
I've become so addicted to this thread, not necessarily because of Chairman Kaga himself (though he does seem awesome and his novel-length story was really amazing) but because of the responses. It's given me a small glimpse inside what appears to be such a rich mythology, and I've come to a realisation.
I want to know everything.
I've often expressed disgust in myself that I only found this place in February of this year. My complacency has cost me the chance to grow up here with you guys, and I've missed so much. It feels like I've started watching this amazing TV show at the beginning of Season 10 and now I need to go buy the DVDs and start right from the beginning so I don't feel like there's a piece of the experience missing.
I don't even mean just the big things, I want to know all the tiny details. I want to know about every legendary member, resurrected or not. I want to hear about the journey of every staff member, past and present, from their newbie days to how they came to sit atop their watchtowers, saving us from ourselves and each other oh God that was lame. I want to hear about every pairing, every feud, and how they all came to be. I want to unlock the secrets to how PokéCommunity came to be the PokéCommunity I know and love. My dream is to become the PC Encyclopedia.
Please, everybody, introduce yourselves. I want to know you, and I want to hear your stories. I can't wait for the fascination to begin.
Posted May 22nd, 2011 at 6:56 AM by Maraala
Posted May 22nd, 2011 at 1:37 PM by Anna
Updated May 22nd, 2011 at 4:42 PM by Anna
Posted May 22nd, 2011 at 3:44 PM by AshPikastar
Posted May 22nd, 2011 at 3:58 PM by champagnepapi
Posted May 22nd, 2011 at 10:50 PM by Osha_say_wott?!
Posted May 27th, 2011 at 7:33 AM by Chairman Kaga
goddamn I get tl;dr fast if someone asks about my PC history.
Posted May 28th, 2011 at 5:32 PM by Sammi