i joined the phorum 2 years ago on this day and wow what a time it's been. i've met a lot of people through this place, many of whom i'd consider close friends. and mona. it's somewhat sad that i don't use the site as much as i used to, but i'm present on the discord pretty often.
so, two years. may as well look back on those two years.
a bit over a year ago, my friend told me about a game called "persona 5" and told me i should play it. he's a shifty individual so i said "no, fuck you" but then he told me it was on sale for golden week. may as well give it a try. after sinking about 120 hours into the game on my sister's ps4, i honestly really enjoyed it. it was one of the first games i had spent over 100 hours in, i think the first being botw. after that i wondered if there was a real phansite, to which i discovered this place.
it took me about a week to realize there was a forum, as my dumb ass didn't see the big "forum here" button. from there it's probably similar to how it went for most of you. i posted some, made some cringey threads, got made fun of for being inept, your normal internet stuff. not really sure what it was, but i really stuck around. even back then i barely used the PMs, but when i did, i met a bunch of people like luna and sarin, and a bunch of other folks.
it's been 2 years so there's a big gap in my memory but at some point i made my discord server, which now has like 80 people that all collectively barely talk (https://discord.gg/a2fRTcx) but a lot of phansite folks are there. and from my discord server stemmed the new phansite discord server (because that was when the site got DDoSed and no one could use it talk, which only left people's personal servers like mine) which is now a very big and busy place. i also got bullied off of that server for a little while but that's not a story i like to bring up.
all in all, this place has been with me for the good times and the bad times these past 2 years, and i can confidently say i would not be the same person i had i not discovered this place 2 years ago. i want to thank everyone i've come to know either through the site itself or the discord. you guys are awesome, and it's been really cool getting to know you. also wanna thank amma for being a cool and helpful co-admin on my server. but i really want to thank mish for making this occasionally beautiful place, where i've really come into myself during the rockiest phase of my life (mentally).
here's to 2 more!
i've met a lot of people through this place, many of whom i'd consider close friends. and mona.
Who's monai wish that were me
just realized i wrote "a bit over a year ago" instead of "a bit over 2 years ago" oops
don't act happy Elm, I will tackle you into the trash
i'm already in the trash, aren't i
Elm we all know it's just an excuse to plug your Discord server
Good to have you here
i’m not gonna lie
50% discord plug, 50% genuine feelings