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Title: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 06:46:45 AM
So for people who are still on here... would anyone be interested in a reunion? I can try to reach out to the oldies that I still have contact with via fb/twitter (granted, that's only a handful, but maybe they have contacts to others). Yay or nay?
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: kristina-la on October 17, 2018, 06:59:35 AM
I’m down! I miss you all!
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 07:18:07 AM
Oh heck yeah sign me up
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 07:26:43 AM
<3 cool so lets find a time that works for people. I think it would be epic if we were able to do it on the anniversary of the day of the most people on the forum, and it's a month from now so it gives people time to figure out their calendars. I don't think there'll be more than 100 of us so we wouldn't break the record, but hey, we can try?
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Catvomitsky on October 17, 2018, 11:49:08 AM
Oh wow, lots of oldies on today :0
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 11:54:56 AM
Pretty much any time next month would work for me!
I really actually wanna start posting regularly again here, but I don't know... with life and feeling so disconnected from the forum as a whole it's pretty hard haha
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 12:28:07 PM
Oh wow, lots of oldies on today :0

I put up a post in our old fb group, so I think that's what brought some people around.

Pretty much any time next month would work for me!
I really actually wanna start posting regularly again here, but I don't know... with life and feeling so disconnected from the forum as a whole it's pretty hard haha

Fully agree. I think that we all kinda went through a weird transitional time where we were like grown up but not really, but we also weren't teens so we didn't know where we fit in but now it seems that everyone is kinda passed the teen mark, at least, the early teen mark, so maybe we can all relate totally again
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Emma-la on October 17, 2018, 12:45:47 PM
Yeah it’s so weird to think we’re grown up now. I’d love to do a reunion, id completely forgotten about this place as a whole. Thank god it remembered my password lol
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 12:46:46 PM
We all grew up on here (grew from little wee teeny-boppers into strong mature teens :P ) into intelligent adults  :o ::) :'( :-\ :P mixed emotions dudes
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 12:50:52 PM
Speak for yourself, I happen to be a dumb as heck adult :p
But seeing ya'll here has given me nostalgia something fierce
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Emma-la on October 17, 2018, 12:54:06 PM
Me too, I haven’t felt like this in a long time. I want to catch up and keep RPing. I miss it. I remember coming on her constantly during the day to check who might be on at the time. And I happen to be on right now when a bunch of my old best friends are!
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 17, 2018, 12:58:01 PM
Y’all!! So many of you are coming back I’m so happy!! I’d be absolutely down for a reunion even though I never left!! I’ve missed you all!!
I can’t believe most of you interacted with me when I was twelve I’m sorry for preteen me
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 12:58:13 PM
Not gonna lie, I'd so be down for rping again. I feel like taking a break was sort of good for me, since I started to focus on fixing my problems as opposed to venting on here. But now that that's all said and done, I just flat out miss this place
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Emma-la on October 17, 2018, 12:59:21 PM
I’ll be honest, this place was always a sort of therapy for me and this reunion couldn’t come at a better time. I haven’t had anxiety this bad ever and I could really use the blowing off steam that RPing does for me.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 01:07:04 PM
I’ll be honest, this place was always a sort of therapy for me and this reunion couldn’t come at a better time. I haven’t had anxiety this bad ever and I could really use the blowing off steam that RPing does for me.
Aw babe:c

I'm kinda liking how we're all sort of on the same page with how we miss the forum, rping, etc
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Emma-la on October 17, 2018, 01:10:54 PM
It’s exciting, it feels like a new/old chapter in my life is starting again. And I still get the excitement I used to get seeing your name pop up on my screen again, Rai.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: kristina-la on October 17, 2018, 01:12:18 PM
feels so weird seeing you all on!
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 01:14:07 PM
Seeing all your names is filling me with a sense of giddy glee lmao

I feel like a bunch of us wanted to start posting again, but felt like we were alone in this desire so we never bothered. So thank you, Mara, for kickstarting this!
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 01:35:42 PM
We were all super close best friends once upon a time so I figured hey 20’s are hard we need each other
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 17, 2018, 01:38:15 PM
8O THE ANCIENTS HAVE RETURNED.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 01:39:38 PM
God yeah, 20s are hard.

Not gonna lie, today was super hard. Just a bunch of adulting related stress... so being here and talking to everyone again is really nice
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 01:43:42 PM
Adulting sucks so heck yeah let’s bring on the friendship, the rp and the therapy all in one
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Emma-la on October 17, 2018, 01:45:47 PM
20s kinda suck guys. Glad to be back and hopefully inspiration for a new RP will strike soon.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 01:47:17 PM
I’ll start brainstorming
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on October 17, 2018, 01:48:58 PM
20s kinda suck guys. Glad to be back and hopefully inspiration for a new RP will strike soon.
What she said. Being in My 20s sucks.
But it is good to see you here.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 01:49:55 PM
Wait does this make us the digital rendition of FRIENDS in the modern age?
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Emma-la on October 17, 2018, 01:50:18 PM
UM. YES.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 01:56:01 PM
Can I confess that I've never watched FRIENDS? :p
Also, heck yeah. Rping. My body is ready
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 01:57:31 PM
Ehh aside from pop culture references, I don’t think you missed much (please don’t hate me guys lol)
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on October 17, 2018, 01:59:53 PM
I never watched it either.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Echo :) on October 17, 2018, 02:07:55 PM
This makes me kinda wanna cry. I was just thinking about this place the other day. So many memories. So many friends. So many adventures. And so many typos  ;D .
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 02:10:24 PM
I’m sure if we all go back and look... our writing is cringe.

 It’s been almost a decade, welcome home.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Echo :) on October 17, 2018, 02:17:04 PM
I’m sure if we all go back and look... our writing is cringe.

 It’s been almost a decade, welcome home.

I'm sure mine still is  ;) . It's been a while. Nice to be back, even if it's just a quick visit for now. What has everyone been up to? We're all like grown up or something  :o .
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 02:17:45 PM
Most of my older posts make me super cringe haha


Echo!!!!
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Echo :) on October 17, 2018, 02:19:33 PM
Most of my older posts make me super cringe haha


Echo!!!!

Haha, mine were pretty horrendous as well.

RAI!!!!!! It's been for-freaking-ever!
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 02:20:36 PM
I know!! How you been???

I feel like the oldies need to make general update posts haha. It's been so long and so much has changed
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Emma-la on October 17, 2018, 02:27:10 PM
I almost made a reintroduction post but it’s technically 11:30 and I don’t have time tonight. Def wanna do one tho
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: GeeBeezy on October 17, 2018, 02:28:37 PM
Wait does this make us the digital rendition of FRIENDS in the modern age?

YES YOU ARE.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Echo :) on October 17, 2018, 02:32:10 PM
That's a loaded question if I ever did hear one... I mean, I can't complain too much. I am still alive (the real Echo [the dog] is shockingly still alive as well...), I have a job (that sometimes doesn't suck), I got half a degree to nothing and then just stopped (because life), free rent (aka I live with my parents still [because $$$]), still always have a desire to write and rarely listen to it, have probably only read one full book in the past year, but I'm still alive and the sun still comes up every morning. Also I just started dating a boy two months ago which is awesome! I really enjoy him (though in line with the rest of my life I'm apparently a glutton for punishment and he currently lives 5 hours away).


What about you? What has life thrown your way recently?
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 02:37:17 PM
This réintroduction things is a bloody brilliant idea so I’m hopping on it.

I finished schooling with a bachelors degree and a college certificate. In a couple of years imma go back to do my masters hopefully so that I can become a professor because I’ve concluded that’s probably the best thing for me. I’m currently looking for work, seeing as I don’t have a job. I just got back from a 5 week backpacking trip to Europe which I’ve been planning since I was in the 6th grade. I have a partner of just over a year that I kinda live with. I got published (a short story in a literary magazine) which was stupidly addicting and probably annoying for people around me because of the ego boost lol. All that said, it’s not all fun and games... I’ve had a pile of health issues, and as you probably remember, I had a lot of mental health issues that I was super open about on here. A lot of those have calmed down but I still fight with anxiety and depression daily. Also, my scoliosis and my knees are at an all time bad so I’m basically in constant pain -.-“
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Catvomitsky on October 17, 2018, 02:38:34 PM
Congratulations on all your accomplishments! That’s seriously impressive :0 What did you get your BA and certification in?
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 02:49:48 PM
Thanks! BA in New Media with a minor in Creative Writing and studio art (which ended up getting me into an art show earlier this year, fun times) and a certificate in New Media Design. So basically I’m qualified to be a designer and a writer lol what else is new.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Catvomitsky on October 17, 2018, 03:09:15 PM
That’s awesome!
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 03:14:10 PM
Danke! And everyone else??
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 03:23:39 PM
@Echo: I hope Echo the dog is doing well!! And congrats on the man!;)
@Mara: Wow look at you go girl, all accomplished and such. I'm so happy for you!

As for my update, well... things have not been very good for me. The last couple of years have been filled with unfortunate events, stress, tears, and so on. I'm also in a huge amount of debt from student loans (went to school for esthetics), only to realize last month that I didn't care for the industry as much as I thought I did (plus trying to find work was soul crushingly impossible), soooo... Yeah, kinda wasted my time and money on that.
Wow everything sucks haha. But there is some good: I recently started a new job, and am currently in a relationship that's leaps and bounds healthier than the old one. I am in a much better mental state than I was when I was really active on here.
So yeah. Have accomplished nothing, am still a sarcastic b*tch with way more bark than bite haha
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 03:29:17 PM
Hey, being in a better mental state and a healthier relationship are accomplishments. You just have yet to find your life’s work so to speak (or you have and you just haven’t gotten your big break yet)
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 03:35:03 PM
Guess that's true. Hopefully the next year will start looking up for me haha
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 03:38:17 PM
What’s the new job? If it’s not too revealing
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 03:42:41 PM
At a library. Just shelving books, so pretty much the lowest tier. At least it's something though
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 03:46:10 PM
Hey maybe you’ll eventually run it
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 03:47:45 PM
Wishful thinking, but I guess I gotta think positive:p
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 03:49:12 PM
As dumb as it sounds I’m beginning to think that positive energy and negative energy are real things. Don’t know how else to explain all the weird stuff that’s happened to me in the past few years without getting a little paranormal/spiritual
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 03:53:42 PM
No no, you do have something there. I do know I need to be more positive lol, it'd probably do me a world of good

Okay so positive: I may not have accomplished much,but I'm in a transitional phase in my life so things are gonna start looking up
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 03:58:51 PM
Well there you go. Also I just had the most random memory of us discussing what the ideal pear was supposed to be in like 2011. Why that came to mind I do not know.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 04:03:07 PM
A lot of our old conversations were very.... odd, to put it mildly
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 04:05:33 PM
Well yes but it was just a reflection of us at the time. Anydoodle it’s 1 AM here so I kinda need to go to bed now. Night
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 04:07:58 PM
Night!
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: kristina-la on October 17, 2018, 04:41:57 PM
some things never change; I go for a couple hours and miss pages of posts! :P

you'll have to wait in suspense to hear my 'riveting' update cause it's past my bedtime. (lol, it's only 10:40 and I can barely keep my eyes open....so lame)
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 17, 2018, 04:47:15 PM
Stinaaaaa!!! ♡♡♡
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 17, 2018, 05:23:19 PM
Y’all I just started college and you’re making me feel like more of a baby than I felt when I was twelve and new to the forum which is probably because I’ve gained self-awareness but you know
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Emma-la on October 17, 2018, 11:06:12 PM
At a library. Just shelving books, so pretty much the lowest tier. At least it's something though

!!! I did that job for 6 years Rai, it’s honestly great if for no other reason than the atmosphere in a library is so calm. And if you end up liking it there, making the connections can never hurt. I’ll do an update on my life soon, there just so much that happened
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 17, 2018, 11:23:35 PM
Y’all I just started college and you’re making me feel like more of a baby than I felt when I was twelve and new to the forum which is probably because I’ve gained self-awareness but you know

Nah we’re all just old lol
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: kristina-la on October 18, 2018, 01:59:29 AM
Ugh trying to update you but now I have to go to work so maybe later :p

Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Echo :) on October 18, 2018, 02:17:36 AM
Ugh trying to update you but now I have to go to work so maybe later :p

STINA!!!!! Enjoy work!
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 18, 2018, 03:10:32 AM
At a library. Just shelving books, so pretty much the lowest tier. At least it's something though

!!! I did that job for 6 years Rai, it’s honestly great if for no other reason than the atmosphere in a library is so calm. And if you end up liking it there, making the connections can never hurt. I’ll do an update on my life soon, there just so much that happened
I wish I could say that my library is calm, but unfortunately it's right next to a high school and a mall haha
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: alliejenna on October 18, 2018, 03:37:52 AM
my lil reintroduction!!

I just started my third year of college at Northwestern University (honestly, who gives a fuck about privacy anymore, I'm a journalist so my name is ~out there~ anyways). I work for our school's newspaper, currently teaching new writers how to write and do shit. I'm a photographer that covers literally everything from football to puppies. I've been in a relationship with my wonderful boyfriend, Andrew, for three years now and I love him more than anything. I am THRIVING
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 18, 2018, 03:47:44 AM
Aaaaahhh hey you!! I'm so glad to hear you're doing so well!
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Echo :) on October 18, 2018, 03:49:58 AM
That's great news, Allie!
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Post by: alliejenna on October 18, 2018, 03:56:11 AM
It's crazy how much has changed since middle school. I feel like a totally different person.

James and I realized it's been almost 10 years since I first joined this forum. Literally half my life ago
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 18, 2018, 03:58:13 AM
You’re not alone on that one. I think that time period nearly 10 years ago was hard on a lot of us, and leaving here was what we needed to break that cycle, even though we all still loved each other’s company. It’s kinda cool to all be back now, healthier than before, and with a better grip on ourselves.

Do you still talk to James regularly? :)
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Echo :) on October 18, 2018, 04:01:04 AM
For sure crazy how long this has been a part of our lives! And how much we've all changed since then.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: alliejenna on October 18, 2018, 04:01:29 AM
Yeah, it was definitely necessary to leave here so long ago, but y'all also helped in so many ways when I was in middle school.


Do you still talk to James regularly? :)

Kinda! I have him on Facebook, but I really suck at communication because of how busy college life is, so I only talk to him every once in a while. The last time I really talked to him was in spring  :)
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 18, 2018, 04:02:54 AM
Now we can reunite and have something of a homecoming. This is our shared internet home let’s be real

That’s still awesome that you talk to him!!

Ok guys I gotta shower for real now cuz I’m gross but I’ll be back in a bit :)
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: kristina-la on October 18, 2018, 06:28:27 AM
 Okay friends, I’ll give you an update. I finished my undergrad a few years ago (I think I was still on here regularly back then though so that’s not really news :p). After that I had no clue what to do with my life so I went back to school and got a certificate in legal administration...because you know, history degrees are utterly useless unless you want to teach (and that was the last thing I wanted to do). Long story short, now I’m a government employee at the courthouse doing mostly family law stuff. I intend to staff here forever probably because 1. Pension 2. My student loan is getting paid off (score!) 3. 10 minute commute and 4. Union
So yeah, never a dull moment here. People in this city are bonkers

Aside from work, my life is pretty uneventful. Most of my free time is spent doing church stuff. I volunteer with our youth group, which is always a joy and I’m leading a worship team.

Zero relationships to report (aside from the guy I had been dating who then married someone else a year after we ended things. That was fun. They’re having a baby,.,.and I still have to pretend to be friends with them.)

I have really missed you all!


Also, the next Harry Potter movie comes out in 29 days! Just thought I’d share that :)
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 18, 2018, 06:42:49 AM
Sounds like you're doing well in the grand scheme of things :) also - wtf why is everyone having babies/getting pregnant this year? Are we in the middle of a baby boom?
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: kristina-la on October 18, 2018, 09:04:39 AM
I’m so sick of babies and married people
I know at least three people having babies this spring
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Catvomitsky on October 18, 2018, 09:18:55 AM
That’s great to hear, Stina!
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 18, 2018, 09:56:29 AM
Yeah one of my closest friends is due early Feb. she’s considering making me godmother tho so that should be interesting
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: alliejenna on October 18, 2018, 12:05:56 PM
 SO MANY OF MY FRIENDS ARE PREGNANT/MARRIED/ENGAGED/ETC

but also so many of them are in military relationships, which move WAY faster than regular relationships ever will. I had a friend get engaged and married in the three days that her boyfriend was home between training and deployment. like... why
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 18, 2018, 12:08:26 PM
That's wild. Man... marriage is such a big thing, why rush it...
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: alliejenna on October 18, 2018, 12:11:54 PM
I don't want to get married until I have my dog. My dog has to be in my wedding, which means he/she has to be old enough to not pee on everything. And I can't have a dog while I'm in college, so I have to wait. I have no choice in this matter tbh, the dog determines everything  :D
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 18, 2018, 12:14:37 PM
haha that's actually brilliant. im honestly not sure if i'll ever get married but we'll see. if i do, its not gonna be for at least another 5 years, but likely gonna be more
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Blue on October 18, 2018, 12:28:09 PM
Lol, if my future boyfriend (that poor sucker) doesn’t propose to me with a pineapple green cheek conure, it ain’t happening.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 18, 2018, 12:29:33 PM
also a totally legit condition XD
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Emma-la on October 19, 2018, 10:36:19 AM
My life is pretty different. I’m in my third year of a Classics degree with a minor in History. I’m in my first real stable relationship (coming up on a year next month) with a great guy. I work in a library and do cheerleading at school. I’m learning French and Ancient Greek which is crazy and I still live at home because money. I have the worst anxiety I’ve ever had in my life and so I’m seeing a therapist about it, and I have a midterm tomorrow that I should be studying for. I think I’ll have to do an extra year at school because I fucked up in my classes so much, but that’s ok because it’ll be worth it if I can end up with a PhD teaching Ancient Greek sex stuff to kids.  Haven’t written in years but I want to pick it back up.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 19, 2018, 12:28:45 PM
> teaching ancient greek sex stuff to kids
Found my dream career

I hope things with your anxiety get better babe ♡
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 19, 2018, 12:34:37 PM
Congrats on your almost one year relationship :)

You wanna be a prof?
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Emma-la on October 19, 2018, 12:53:27 PM
That’s like the pipe dream, more realistically I’ll end up doing a masters in Library Science and get a job working in a library the rest of my life. I can’t handle stressful workplaces so libraries are perfect for me. I royally fucked myself in the ass with the way I did my classes though and I had to drop Latin and now I don’t have the requirements I need for grad school unless I wanna retake courses.

Thanks for the support  :) I’m honestly in a good place even if I have messed up
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 19, 2018, 01:24:41 PM
Coming from a wannabe prof, I can tell you, you don’t always need a PhD to be a prof :) more and more schools are accepting masters degrees
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Julia the Bookworm on October 19, 2018, 01:27:35 PM
I know not all of you may know me because I'm relatively new ( I want to say I've only been on here 5 years or four and a half?)
But I just wanted to say that I'm really happy for all of you.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 19, 2018, 01:44:07 PM
Hey Julia :) you were a bit after my time buuuut I do recognize your name from when I creeped on here on and off.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Julia the Bookworm on October 19, 2018, 01:46:30 PM
Mara, I guess that makes us even because I know you was in the same context.  :P
I am mainly familiar with Kristina and Rai.
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 19, 2018, 01:59:50 PM
Yeah I’m from the 2010 crowd and started ghosting mid 2012 after a lot of people drifted and there was a wave of new people. At that point I got busy with life and was kinda like I can’t handle this imma take a break. Break turned into six years away
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 19, 2018, 02:30:50 PM
Hi I left but if the old folks coming back remember me but left pre- May of 2014: turns out I’m trans, and it’s they/them pronouns now! Thought I’d mention that!
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Emma-la on October 19, 2018, 02:45:12 PM
Aw congrats panzer! Glad you’re living your best life
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 19, 2018, 02:48:47 PM
I love how this whole community is so positive and supportive of everyone. It’s nice to pop into a corner of the Internet that isn’t saturated with hate. New job? Great! Gender revelation? Great! Other major life changes? Great! I love you all wow
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 19, 2018, 03:09:30 PM
Whazzap oldies. I think i was around when most of yall were here but if not whatsup
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Blue on October 19, 2018, 03:14:33 PM
Figured I'd come by and say hey in case some of you don't know me, although I think I met some of y'all before? Idk I don't remember. I'm Blue :)
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Reenie-La on October 24, 2018, 01:37:39 PM
Mara, I had to make a new account for this since I'm such a pretty-head and forgot my login info -- yes it's been that long.

Hello everyone. What's good?
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Mara-la on October 24, 2018, 01:38:19 PM
Reenieeee <3 hello hello!!
Title: Re: Reunion?
Post by: Reenie-La on October 24, 2018, 01:39:49 PM
OMG, you have no idea how much I've missed that~!
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Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 24, 2018, 01:42:17 PM
Reenie!!
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Post by: Catvomitsky on October 24, 2018, 01:43:55 PM
Hi Reenie! How's it going?
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 24, 2018, 01:44:35 PM
Figured I'd come by and say hey in case some of you don't know me, although I think I met some of y'all before? Idk I don't remember. I'm Blue :)

Hi Blue! I remember you, what's good?
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 24, 2018, 01:45:04 PM
Reenie!!

Rai~!!!
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 24, 2018, 01:45:47 PM
Hi Reenie! How's it going?

Heya Cat! It goes, my right hand is freezing right now -- how's you these days?
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Post by: Catvomitsky on October 24, 2018, 01:47:22 PM
Oh no, I'd give you a glove if I had one. I'm p good
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 24, 2018, 01:49:16 PM
Aha, thanks  ;D

What'chya up to?
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Post by: Julia the Bookworm on October 24, 2018, 01:55:08 PM
Hi, I thought you deleted your old account? That's why you couldn't log in. I didn't really recognize you till I saw your post in this thread. :P
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Post by: Catvomitsky on October 24, 2018, 01:57:32 PM
^Yeah, I was about to say that

I'm ever so slowly getting this homework done. What're you up to, Reenie?
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 24, 2018, 02:00:11 PM
I do believe you're right Jules -- it's hard for me to keep up with me.  ::)

How're you doing these days?
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Post by: ChaoticRhymer on October 24, 2018, 02:01:13 PM
I believe I remember you. It's been a while.
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 24, 2018, 02:03:09 PM
^Yeah, I was about to say that

I'm ever so slowly getting this homework done. What're you up to, Reenie?

Homework! What on earth for?

Multitasking. Or would 'task hopping' be more accurate?

I believe I remember you. It's been a while.

Interesting! Admittedly I don't remember you.
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Post by: Catvomitsky on October 24, 2018, 02:05:35 PM
Well, it's just for this dumb one credit "introduction to the Honors experience" class. But after I slog through I'll get to work on math and physics, which is what I ought to be spending time on

And lmao, 'task hopping' is a big mood
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 24, 2018, 02:10:48 PM
Well, it's just for this dumb one credit "introduction to the Honors experience" class. But after I slog through I'll get to work on math and physics, which is what I ought to be spending time on

And lmao, 'task hopping' is a big mood

Ah, well so long as it's a dumb one credit course, lol~
Math, and physics?! Why the torchure?  :o

*claps* Brilliant! I love it -- may I steal that? I'm gonna steal that ;) So clever Cat, (don't worry I'm far too busy task hopping in my life to ever actually write a book, haha).

//no exaggeration, I legitimately clapped
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Post by: Catvomitsky on October 24, 2018, 02:12:46 PM
I don't mind it! I love math and physics. Well, not this physics course, but that's less to do with the subject and everything to do with the fact that I'm struggling

Actual clapping? 0.0 I'm honored that you'd use my weird catchprases and speaking patterns in a (hypothetical) book, go right ahead
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 24, 2018, 02:20:05 PM
Hmm *nods* So long as some enjoys those subjects :)
Sucks that you're struggling at the moment though, hopefully not for long~
Math hurts my brain, like I'm good with basic arithmetic but once they start adding the alphabet I'm out.

Yes, I laughed out loud too! Not the fake 'lol' meaing 'I smiled in my brain' 'please don't think less of me' that its acronym has come to signify. But a real life, finishing with victorious clap.

Most likely I'm going to add it to my list of interests/hobbies when asked :) It's perfect, I can't multitask per-say, but I can give undivided dedication to a handful of different projects in a span of time. 
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Post by: Julia the Bookworm on October 24, 2018, 02:22:39 PM
All the oldies are coming back very quickly is this all coincidental, or did one of you tell someone else to log back on?
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Post by: Catvomitsky on October 24, 2018, 02:23:28 PM
Yeah! I'm actually majoring in math, but I get how it isn't for everyone.

I sometimes react like that to stuff I see on the Internet too and my roommates always look at me like, wtf are you doing? And I get that re the multitasking, although a lot of times I have trouble focusing on one thing but can get a lot of other things done in the time I'm procrastinating the main thing

All the oldies are coming back very quickly is this all coincidental, or did one of you tell someone else to log back on?
It was coordinated, I don't remember who said they did it tho
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Post by: Mara-la on October 24, 2018, 02:24:57 PM
All the oldies are coming back very quickly is this all coincidental, or did one of you tell someone else to log back on?

I messaged our old fb group last week because I thought a reunion would be fun :) still missing a few but they’re probably very busy with life haha
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 24, 2018, 02:27:27 PM
I was summoned by Mara ;)
Yeah! I'm actually majoring in math, but I get how it isn't for everyone.

I sometimes react like that to stuff I see on the Internet too and my roommates always look at me like, wtf are you doing? And I get that re the multitasking, although a lot of times I have trouble focusing on one thing but can get a lot of other things done in the time I'm procrastinating the main thing

I get how it's for some people *nods* Us math inepts need you to do the hard stuff!

The internet is amazing, and worthy of genuine reactions -- even at the risk of confused looks from those nearby.
Roommates can be fun otherwise! How many?
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Post by: Catvomitsky on October 24, 2018, 02:30:27 PM
It's great that you can respect that even as a non-math person. I get some people who are so insistent on trashing math and it kinda gets old real fast

Agreed. Imo when you can react openly and emotionally to something your internet friend says it makes it feel almost like they're there with ya
Three roomies total, including me! It's a fun time
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 24, 2018, 02:36:03 PM
I agree with you. Trashing things makes all parties involved feel as such. Thus I try to avoid at all costs. I look it at the same way as when someone likes a food I don't -- more for you. (Plus when I've got food I love, I don't like sharing). I dunno why some people let what another does/doesn't like get their knickers in a knot. I don't wanna deal with numbers, but give me a layout, errands to run, moving things one place to another 'n I'll be a happy camper. We're all suited for some tasks better than others.

It's a beautiful thing!
Three's a good number ^^
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Post by: Catvomitsky on October 24, 2018, 02:38:42 PM
I think it's because some people think because they don't personally like or see value in something that there's no value in it at all. Or maybe they don't consciously think that, but their attitude amounts to it in the end

It's a magic number, one might say
But speaking of roommates!! You got married! Holy heck congratulations
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 24, 2018, 02:39:47 PM
Hi Reenie!! It’s been so long!!
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 24, 2018, 02:43:06 PM
I think it's because some people think because they don't personally like or see value in something that there's no value in it at all. Or maybe they don't consciously think that, but their attitude amounts to it in the end

It's a magic number, one might say
But speaking of roommates!! You got married! Holy heck congratulations

Heck yes 3 is a magic number~! It's my birthday too  ;D
Aha, that I did! Thank you! As of yesterday we've been married a month.

Hi Reenie!! It’s been so long!!

Pan~!!! That it has been!
What's good?
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Post by: Catvomitsky on October 24, 2018, 02:44:20 PM
That's fantastic! I'm happy for you :D It's so crazy how people I know are getting married
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 24, 2018, 02:50:58 PM
Thank you ^^

For me it's the same thing, except with people I know from grade school having babies -- like this one girl is the same age me minus a few months, and she's had three kids in the last five years  :o What even?? ;o

Like moving forward is such a wild concept.
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Post by: Mara-la on October 24, 2018, 02:55:47 PM
It’s stuff like that that makes you realize that you’re not a teenager anymore, and moreover, makes you realize how far you’ve come.
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Post by: Julia the Bookworm on October 24, 2018, 03:00:00 PM
Eh, my sister had her first son when she was about my age ( I'm 22. And my nephew is 14 now) seeing things like that and people I know rushing into stuff like marriage, made me realize that I'm not just not emotionally equipped for those things at this point at my life, but that I don't want them in general.
Age doesn't always equal maturity.
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Post by: Mara-la on October 24, 2018, 03:04:28 PM
Oh for sure. I was just saying that marriage and babies generally aren’t gawky teenager things, and that we’ve come a long way since then. There was a time on this forum where the ideas of drinking alcohol or mildly sexual content were like holy-crap-scary and then now we’re on the other side of that, seeing people actually do things with their lives
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 24, 2018, 03:16:56 PM
Both sentiments are true. About not being teenagers, and age not equaling maturity. Real talk though: I was so excited to turn 21, then I found out most of the drink taste awful -- it's almost been three years, and I'm still trying to find out what I like!

It's funny on the note of matuing, for some reason I'd spent my younger years striving to be more mature than I was; from a young age the seeds of an older individual were sprouting within, those I most wanted to please saw that, and played off of it -- spinning the hat of someday maturity into a guise of placid politeness of acting older than I was, thus receiving harsher criticisms when I failed to deliver obedience. Somewhere along the way I confused that mask with who I really was before that. I think at times the real me thrust herself to the surface, shocking and disgusting bystanders who thought me a doormat. Oscillating between the mask, and freedom -- still there are times I don't know how to drop, and enter either.

//late night thoughts, thank you both for prompting that
I'm in the middle of rediscovering me
Don't worry, I won't let it take more
than what's above in my presence
here. It's good to be back. I don't
want to go overboard, I know
that I've a tendency to do so
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Post by: Mara-la on October 24, 2018, 03:23:46 PM
No worries. Self discovery is such a beautiful journey
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Post by: Blue on October 24, 2018, 03:27:52 PM
Mara, I had to make a new account for this since I'm such a pretty-head and forgot my login info -- yes it's been that long.

Hello everyone. What's good?

HOLY CRAP I JUST SAW THIS HI REENIE WOW
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 24, 2018, 03:56:43 PM
REENIE what in the sam hill this is so exciting
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 25, 2018, 07:35:01 AM
REENIE what in the sam hill this is so exciting


HOLY CRAP I JUST SAW THIS HI REENIE WOW

omg you guys are so sweet <3

How's you both been?
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Post by: Mara-la on October 26, 2018, 09:15:56 AM
Guys! Another member is coming back today, though I suspect they will be making a new account or changing their name on their old one
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Post by: kristina-la on October 26, 2018, 11:59:16 AM
that is intriguing!
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Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 26, 2018, 12:15:35 PM
Oh the suspense
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 26, 2018, 12:16:03 PM
Such excitement!
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Post by: Julia the Bookworm on October 26, 2018, 01:44:26 PM
Lorelei? Straif?
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Post by: Mara-la on October 26, 2018, 01:49:01 PM
Lorelei! Reached out to her today and she said she’d stop by after work to see this reunion :)
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 27, 2018, 02:00:36 PM
Soooooo what does a reunion entail exactly?
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Post by: Julia the Bookworm on October 27, 2018, 02:02:34 PM
People logging on the Forum
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 27, 2018, 02:03:15 PM
c'mon man, no party?
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Post by: Echo :) on October 27, 2018, 02:38:10 PM
c'mon man, no party?

I mean, is it really a Wester-forum reunion without a party?
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 27, 2018, 02:39:20 PM
Exactly my point Echo!  8)

paartayy
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Post by: Echo :) on October 27, 2018, 02:44:37 PM
Awkward dancing, terrible spelling and grammar issues, and we can only hope that such a party gets interrupted by something as glorious as the discovery of a forum twin, a murse argument, or Beast-la attack  ;) .
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Post by: Mara-la on October 27, 2018, 02:54:14 PM
Weren’t those just wild parties eh #nerdparties
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Post by: Lorelai-wa on October 28, 2018, 01:35:36 AM
Lol. We had some wild times for teenagers.
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Post by: alliejenna on October 28, 2018, 02:33:45 PM
REEENIIEEEEEE!!! HI!!! missed ya, hope you're doing well <3
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 29, 2018, 07:55:22 AM
*glomps* Hi Allie~! How're you doing? I've missed you too! <3 I'm doing alright~
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Post by: alliejenna on October 29, 2018, 10:25:16 AM
That's good to hear :) I'm doing good, just stressed out currently because of midterms
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Post by: Reenie-La on October 29, 2018, 11:11:19 AM
*hugs* You'll get thru them <3
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Post by: GeeBeezy on January 16, 2019, 11:10:18 AM
I'm still glad that everyone's back btw
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Post by: Mara-la on January 16, 2019, 11:11:02 AM
I'm glad it lasted. In all honesty, when I sent the thing out, I kinda thought people would pop by for a couple days and then go back to their lives. Glad everyone stuck around
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Post by: GeeBeezy on January 16, 2019, 11:12:21 AM
SAME on all counts. It's like a dream come true. ;D
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Post by: Mara-la on October 18, 2019, 12:44:28 AM
Guys happy one year back just saying
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Post by: Blue on October 18, 2019, 03:20:19 PM
It's been a whole year???? Wow time sure does fly
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Post by: GeeBeezy on October 18, 2019, 04:59:09 PM
I'm so glad to have you guys back goodness gracious.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 22, 2019, 04:25:52 PM
Yo that’s whack
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Post by: Echo :) on September 27, 2020, 01:23:23 PM
MARA. It's been almost a year since last time. Think you can work your magic again? I think we should make it an annual thing.
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Post by: GeeBeezy on September 27, 2020, 08:01:11 PM
I THINK THAT'S A GOOD IDEA
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Post by: Echo :) on September 28, 2020, 11:26:47 AM
I have those sometimes ;)
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Post by: Mara-la on October 10, 2020, 05:33:23 AM
You want me to go track people down again 😂I mean I can try haha I make no promises though? I think most people are now in that Snap group but just not active... which also, that snap group is like 2 years old now take that in
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Post by: Echo :) on October 12, 2020, 01:46:28 PM
Yeah! Go find the people! Bring them here! Forum party!

Also, time flies!
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Post by: GeeBeezy on November 12, 2020, 08:43:07 PM
I am a hundred percent behind reunions of all sort. 👌👌👌👌 [I copied these for another thread and I'm gonna try to get some use out of them]