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I guess five years has been enough.

Posted April 28th, 2013 at 09:01 AM by Cid

My life is in shambles right now. College is proving to be too difficult. But maybe, if I let go, I'll be able to walk again. I don't know what lies ahead, but I am hopeful that it'll get better.
For now, with a heavy heart, I'll be walking out the doors of PC, five years later, and eons and eons wiser.

I remember entering PC as a young, twelve year old kid. Looking to play ROM hacks. Searching for a site that holds these cool fan projects. I found PC, or more specifically, the ShinyGold thread. Of course, this made me happy, but to my surprise, ShinyGold wasn't all there is to the place. I was astounded by all these amazing graphics in avatars and signatures, all these cheerful conversations and all these warm friendships and fun banter. So I was, naturally, filled with wondrous excitement. I remember signing up, wishing so hard that I could have people on my signature's friends list then too. That I could at least enjoy it, as much as they do. I started posting around, ventured to a cool little place to make an introduction thread, got a few replies, and the next thing I knew, I was learning all these life lessons, feeling all these emotions, living all these memories. Man. All I can say is, it was the best decision ever.

I could stay in this dream forever. I could keep chasing these clouds. Let the wind take me wherever it wishes. Continue roasting marshmallows by the campfire. I could lie down a field of grass, look up to the sky and relax in an endless slumber, if you will. But I guess...all good things come to an end. There comes a chapter, in this book, when life urges you to move on. To make it worth watching, perhaps. Of course, it doesn't mean you can't look back. But you can't walk forward with your head facing the road behind you. And if it's time-- if the red bar is just bleeping, then maybe you just have to switch out. You might not get all the experience that you could have gotten from staying in, but it's better than fainting for naught.

I leave PC a better person. These past years were filled with laughter, sorrow and life. I've experienced a lot, and I've learned a lot. The Welcome Lounge is the best section I could have ever hoped to moderate, and I'm lucky to have had the chance to show my love to it. Even at moments when my life came crashing down. I hope it continues to be a great place as it is, and that I at least was able to care for it with the little time I had. To PC's staff, I know I've barely scratched the surface as a member of the staff, but I think it has led to the biggest wake-up call, and the most important life lesson, that I could have ever picked up from this amazing website. So thank you. Thank you. I wish...I could personally address a heartfelt message to every person that's touched my heart in this place, but maybe that's something you can look forward to if I ever come back. I hope I can. And I hope that when I do, you guys will be here, being as awesome as ever, and keeping this place as wonderful as it is.

Love you guys. See you on the other side.
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    Aslan's Avatar
    Ciiid, it's sad to see you go but hopefully you just give college all you have yeah? I know you'll get through it easily, you're a smart and wonderful person to be around and it's been great knowing you! Good luck though Cid, will miss you a lot but go show college what you're made of alright? :>
    Posted May 1st, 2013 at 01:33 AM by Aslan Aslan is offline
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    Student D1's Avatar
    Oh god, how come I didn't see this before?! D:

    I really wish you could stay for like a few weeks or months, but I understand that you're busy with college studies and other stuff in life. We've only talked for a couple of times, long or short, but I really enjoyed having a conversation with you. (:

    Well, good luck with college and wish you the best in life. c; I'll miss you, buddy.
    Posted May 1st, 2013 at 05:47 AM by Student D1 Student D1 is offline
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    Autumn Reverie's Avatar
    .....wait, what..? I still can't get it in my head that you've left.. This really caught me off guard.. This..this is too sudden....

    Anyways, yeahh. Thanks for being an awesome member, mod and a friend. I'll forever remember you and what we've been through since the day we met here. Thanks for our long VM chats about anything and everything. I'll miss you so much. All the best in your future endeavours and hope to see you back here again sometime in the future. Once again, thank you Cid, my bro, my friend. <3
    Posted May 22nd, 2013 at 07:38 AM by Autumn Reverie Autumn Reverie is offline
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    h0tshot1025's Avatar
    Goodbye Cid. Although I just knew today that I know you IRL.
    That sucks :v. See you tomorrow D:
    Posted June 5th, 2013 at 05:14 AM by h0tshot1025 h0tshot1025 is offline
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    Mr. Avocado's Avatar
    Cid, you may never read this or you may read this if you return. I never got to say goodbye to you because I had to go on hiatus due to house and family things. You were an amazing member and moderator, and you were a joy to talk to on the server.

    Missing you~
    Posted August 27th, 2013 at 09:05 AM by Mr. Avocado Mr. Avocado is offline
 

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