There's so much I wanna say to you guys that I never realized I wanted to say... Guess I'll say it here.
First off, I have no intention of leaving. That's actually why I nicknamed myself Eternity, because when I found this place, I wanted to stay forever. And I still do. Since I can access Home Base, I'll be staying. But not everyone can make the upcoming transition, so I figured I'd say what I want to say before people have to leave.
Well, seems like a lot of people are just sad to see this place go. So am I, it just... it hurts. It hurts a lot. But then, "this place" isn't necessarily the SAMB, what makes it painful is saying goodbye to the people here, everyone we've known. We are the SAMB. This isn't the first time we've had to say goodbye to people, it certainly won't be the last. But that doesn't stop it from hurting. But at least we got to know those people, people we never would have met if not for the SAMB. And who knows? Maybe we'll see them again someday.
If you're someone who's being forced to leave because of this change, I'm sorry. You'll be missed. *Hug*
Nowadays there's a lot of talk about social media being "bad," but I think this place is proof that that's not necessarily true. It's a forum, there are lots and lots and lots of forums out there, but I've never seen any as tight-knit or accepting. You helped me to come out of my shell, to realize that I can try new things on my own, that I didn't need someone to hold my hand through life. You guys also actually helped me at a hard point in my life... I never really talked about it. And now I have no reason to, since you helped me through it.
This isn't the first time the SAMB has gone through a big change. One time, we had flame wars every week for a month. Another time, a lot of people simultaneously left the SAMB. Once everyone was nervous about the sudden introduction of a large number of "newbies" (but honestly, if you were one of said newbies that stuck around, I don't think anyone could imagine the SAMB without you now.) And I haven't even been here long compared to a lot of you, so I'm probably just sitting on the tip of the iceburg. And yeah, change can hurt. But I'm glad that it means I get to meet new people, see new things. New stories, new roleplays, new conversations that I never would've found otherwise.
The forums are being taken down. I made a lot of memories here, and it really hurts, but I'm glad I got to meet all of you. Thanks, everyone!
And I would like to mention some people specifically, as well...
@Samurai - I don't normally get to see you much anymore, since school is dominating my weekends.... I'm sorry. I feel horrible that I can't talk to you as much, since I care about you a ton and I wanna be there for you. Thanks for all those good days of Wizard101, conspiracy theories, and bobblegangers, and I hope we can make more great memories!
@Bobcat (if you're reading) - Stay snazzy, frond. And eat lots of sandwiches ;D
@Waffle - Bob. Stay safe, don't die, don't be accused of major felonies but minor ones are fine. Oh, and don't be murdered by birbs.
@Tale - Imma just say it, thanks for introducing me to Homestuck. One of the best months of my life was reading the thing.
@Aphrodite - Well, I don't think we ever talked much... or at least, it's been ages. Just wanted to let you know that I'm still thinking of you :D
@Ocean - Thanks for remembering I exist, honestly. And thanks for many great gang intros. I wish you well on your quest to topple Dark Lord Aaron.
@Ayita, if you're reading - Roleplaying with you was the good old days to me. Thank you for so many good memories!
@Verity, if you're reading - Thanks for always being there to talk to! And thanks for introducing me to so much stuff, you introduced me to three of my favorite shows. Also thanks for letting me ramble on about stuff XD
@Prank, if you're reading - I don't think we ever properly met, actually... But I'm a huge fan of your writing! Thanks for many hours of reading!
@Kodah - Yeah I'm not sure if we've met, honestly. But your writing is really good, and was a big inspiration to me, so... thanks!
@Raven - Wow I hope we can still talk, because I feel like I never got to know you as well as I would've liked. And thanks for reading my stuff!
@Galaxian - Wow, I didn't get to know you for very long, when I think about it... I'll miss you!!!! I hope I'll see you again somewhere! And also, your writing is amazing.
@Ishmael - I never really said anything, but a lot of your posts made me laugh, or brightened my day. Thanks for that!!
@Phil - You know, I'm gonna miss you also. I'm gonna miss all of the threads with people begging you to let their threads through, those were fun. Bye, Phil, you'll be missed by at least one person!
Wow, I feel like I'm gonna miss someone on the specific SAMBers part. I'm so sorry if I did!! For a lot of people, it isn't goodbye, but it sure does feel like it... I'll miss you guys that won't be on Home Base! Thank you for so many great memories!
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