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So, I guess it's been six years.

Posted May 1st, 2010 at 03:50 PM by Sammi
Updated May 1st, 2010 at 03:51 PM by Sammi (I forgot to finish a sentence. Fail. :()

Well, six years for this account, anyway. :p Spam the visitor messages!

Let's see, six years ago, I was fourteen, living in the same town I do now, and at the tail end of my freshman year of high school. This was about the peak of my SPPF activity. I'd been linked a few times to PC, and was like "this is a different Pokemon forum. ._.;" One day, while talking with a friend of mine, I decided to join up. I posted a welcome thread, then in some OVP/OC threads (iirc)... and like two days afterwords, hardly ever posted until September that year, when I was tired of SPPF. I'd say that decision worked out for the best.

I was so different back then. Let's see, six years ago...
  • Like I said before, I was active at SPPF, desperately hoping to get modded. That didn't happen. I think that's for the best; I wasn't ready for that kind of responsibility. I hardly was when I was modded here... >>;;
  • I was still writing my fanfiction. My crazy fanfiction.
  • I was into spriting more than I am now. Admittedly bad spriting (I can't do scratch to save my life, so it was all trainer sprite edits), but I had fun doing it. When I returned in September I was active in HotS (now PA) for a little bit. I forget those days.
  • I actually still watched the Pokemon anime, and had a crush on Ash. Embarrassing times. But then again, I was fourteen.
  • Completely different set of friends. I really don't talk to any of them anymore. It's a mixed bag.
  • And I was still dreaming of modding somewhere... which, in hindsight, was pretty pathetic. But I was fourteen. :p

Don't even get me started about how different PC was back then....

When I came back in September, I posted around mostly in HotS, then lost interest, and then one day found myself going "why don't I post??" And I found OVP. Oh, OVP, my little spam forum, how I love you and your lovely polls. Never change. <3 Funny thing is, it really hasn't changed that much in feel; it's changed most in its rules, and where it is on the forum. Who remembers when it was at the very bottom of the forum list? I'd say I'd write an ode to it but I think there are more qualified people for it now. Especially since I'm no good at poetry anyway.

I did get modded after a year and a half in OVP, my baby favorite forum. That was fun. Like I said, I was hardly ready for this, as much as I thought I was. Who knew modding a Pokemon forum could be so much serious business?? A lot of my fondest memories was from my staff days, from cleaning up OVP, locking a million threads in NU/W once (oh, Matt *shakes head*), banning spambots (who knew banning people could be so much fun???), posting around in the staff forums, arguing with people at way too late at night, getting promoted, writing posts longer than this about stupid stuff, watching people getting promoted, even getting to mod a few of them... But those days are over. I'm still a little sad about how the whole thing went down, but I'm probably better off without the stress. ^^; Not to mention lately I've wondered if I was even doing a good job, those last few months... at the very least, I was probably a very forgettable staff member, which... it's a mixed bag.

Over the past six years, PC has been a pretty big part of my life. I didn't have a social life at school (I'm not very good at making friends irl, even in college), so almost all of my friends were from here. Every time I got on the computer, I'd come here, post around in my favorite places, have fun. While most kids in high school had social lives, I basically had my writing, my video games, and PC.

Honestly, when I joined, I don't think I expected to get so attached to this place. And even now, it's still pretty much the first place I visit on the 'net, even if I don't post as much as I used to.

Thanks for being around, PC; you've made my life awesome. <3
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  1. Old Comment
    flight's Avatar
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, SAMMI <33
    Posted May 1st, 2010 at 03:51 PM by flight flight is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Cherrim's Avatar
    Oh psh when I saw your tweet, I came here expecting a 500-page novel. :P That wasn't too bad!

    I love reading stuff like this from fellow oldies. n_n PC nostalgia is always fun. ♥
    Posted May 1st, 2010 at 04:25 PM by Cherrim Cherrim is offline
  3. Old Comment
    Misheard Whisper's Avatar
    Already said this via twitter, but happy anniv(ersary)! Six years is a helluva long time, but it must mean something good that you're still with us!
    Posted May 1st, 2010 at 04:53 PM by Misheard Whisper Misheard Whisper is offline
  4. Old Comment
    Kaori's Avatar
    Omg yay! Happy Anniversary, stay for some more years to come plz. :]
    Posted May 1st, 2010 at 06:45 PM by Kaori Kaori is offline
  5. Old Comment
    Forever's Avatar
    Poem about OVP? That's a good idea! Also, congrats.
    Posted May 1st, 2010 at 07:32 PM by Forever Forever is offline
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    Melody's Avatar
    Zomg. Happy PC Anniversary~! <3

    Heh, you've been here just a bit longer than I have. xD I joined PC in October, so this year I'll have my 6th anniversary too. n.n

    Despite all the BS I've been through, I can say that PC in itself has always been a nice place for me. :D

    Here's to sticking around for 6 more years eh?
    Posted May 2nd, 2010 at 01:13 PM by Melody Melody is offline
  7. Old Comment
    Timbjerr's Avatar
    You thought you were a forgettable staff member? Ask anyone that was active in the 2003-2005 era if they remember me and they'll most likely say no. XD

    Six years certainly is a long time...despite having one of the oldest accounts on PC, I think my aggregate time being active falls short of six years. XD
    Posted May 2nd, 2010 at 08:37 PM by Timbjerr Timbjerr is offline
  8. Old Comment
    Sammi's Avatar

    lol I am always so late.

    Thanks for the well-wishing, guys. :D

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Twilight Sky View Comment
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, SAMMI <33
    Thanks (again). 8D

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Lightning View Comment
    Oh psh when I saw your tweet, I came here expecting a 500-page novel. :P That wasn't too bad!

    I love reading stuff like this from fellow oldies. n_n PC nostalgia is always fun. ♥
    I could've made it a 500 page novel if I'd decided to pin down every single way PC was different from then until now... >>;; I was afraid it'd get too long-winded and no one would want to read it.

    I know, right? Makes me want to go back and find the old threads that were just about nostalgia.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Misheard Whisper View Comment
    Already said this via twitter, but happy anniv(ersary)! Six years is a helluva long time, but it must mean something good that you're still with us!
    Yeah, it's really long. Funny thing is that sometimes it feels like it's been even longer when it hasn't.

    What's your Twitter handle, if I could ask? I'm not following it. :( I am awful about adding people that follow me... especially if I don't know who they are.

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    Originally Posted by Kaori View Comment
    Omg yay! Happy Anniversary, stay for some more years to come plz. :]
    Chances are I'm not going anywhere anytime soon unless I lose Internet again. This place is oddly addicting.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Forever View Comment
    Poem about OVP? That's a good idea! Also, congrats.
    It's something I would've done some years back when I was much more attached to the place. Not that I'm not now, just not a rabid obsession like I was before...

    However like I said I was never good at poetry. :(

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Pachy View Comment
    Zomg. Happy PC Anniversary~! <3

    Heh, you've been here just a bit longer than I have. xD I joined PC in October, so this year I'll have my 6th anniversary too. n.n

    Despite all the BS I've been through, I can say that PC in itself has always been a nice place for me. :D

    Here's to sticking around for 6 more years eh?
    I didn't realize you've been here so long. @__@ You think I'd remember these things.

    Overall, some parts of PC can be a bit crazy but the majority of members and mods and forums are pretty awesome. d("d)

    I don't really doubt that Pokemon will still be around six years from now, but will PC? And will I still be here? ...part of me worries if I still will be, haha.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Timbjerr View Comment
    You thought you were a forgettable staff member? Ask anyone that was active in the 2003-2005 era if they remember me and they'll most likely say no. XD

    Six years certainly is a long time...despite having one of the oldest accounts on PC, I think my aggregate time being active falls short of six years. XD
    I remember you. Vaguely. :p Although where you originally modded eludes me. Pokemon General, maybe? It wasn't a section I went to, anyway...

    If I were counting when I got active, my PC anniversary wouldn't be until around September. XD;
    Posted May 3rd, 2010 at 08:49 PM by Sammi Sammi is online now
  9. Old Comment
    Tyrantrum's Avatar
    should've posted here earlies. :(

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SAMMI!!! :D

    We haven't talked in such a long time. ;; I hope your six years here were awesome~
    Posted May 3rd, 2010 at 09:04 PM by Tyrantrum Tyrantrum is offline
  10. Old Comment
    Sammi's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Eeveon View Comment
    should've posted here earlies. :(

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SAMMI!!! :D

    We haven't talked in such a long time. ;; I hope your six years here were awesome~
    Thanks. :D

    It's been a mixed bag, but overall, it was pretty fun. Didn't do anything special except make a blog post, though. haha. ^^;;
    Posted May 3rd, 2010 at 09:13 PM by Sammi Sammi is online now
 

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