It really feels like ten years ago, even though it's been just two weeks, that almost everyone I liked on GameSpot posted their swan songs and left. I stayed on, partially to see if anyone else would stay and make this site worth using, partially because I was secretly hoping that a few of the people who left would come back. They always did, I mean, before this exodus whenever someone left they'd be back the next day and if they weren't then everyone would be like WTF :P
But to make a very long story short, no one came back, the ones who stayed remained mostly silent, and Legacy Platforms - the only forum I still visited regularly - flooded itself with one too many trolls (or rather, one too many accounts of the same troll, but let's not go there). I don't really think 'sticking around literally' to see if the new site isn't absolute crap is a good use of my time.
Then Fuse broke, and this was the technicolor yawn that also broke my camel's back. I've tried to still keep this site as my main one, which I visit and post on regularly. But while I've visited several times a day, I haven't posted at all. Not that I'm really bothered about Fuse breaking, since I wasn't posting on it anyway, but still, it was at least functional. Which by GameSpot's standards is an achievement.
It's not like I'm happy about leaving, but what I'm doing here is just a massive waste of time. It's like sitting next to a stranger who's just as silent, waiting for one of us to say something to start a conversation. You can hear the crickets in the background. Or even in the foreground it's so quiet.
So, without further ado, I'll just say something to the users I liked most who appear to be staying and aren't almost completely silent before I post my Valkyria Chronicles fan art and blow out the door.
GunBladeHero: I may reiterate for the umpteenth time - you're my favourite user here. And really, towards the end, one of the very few users who understood I was trying to be funny or acting stupid on purpose - everyone else just said something they thought was heartfelt like a bunch of slack-jawed idiots. A lot of users were self-centred and just wanted everyone to adore them, but you were always the right guy. And you were pretty hilarious, but also knew how to be sane. I'll miss you the most. Or maybe not *holds up Swapnote in one hand and Chatzy in the other* :P
phoenixgaiangel/phoenixangel9: You're also one of the earliest users I talked to regularly here and also one of my favourites, even if you never really realized how deeply I cared for you :P I think we annoyed each other a few times but it's still a 'Stay Free' kind of friendship at least to me. I hope you're always contented.
BenFireFox: Your avatar is so cute still! :D Thank you for introducing me to Alice Cooper's music, by the way, even if you don't remember that it was you who posted a link to School's Out so I could listen to it. All in all you've always been very nice. Thanks for being so cute and fluffy.
armin0jrpg: Animes are cartoons - now kill me. :P You little Persona fan you, I hope you have a beary happy life :)
iowastate: You're a gamer grandpa and that makes you awesome. I respect you for still having faith in the administrators even though in my opinion, they've failed over and over again. It was nice to find an American who understands cricket :)
matastig: I'm sorry that towards the end of my time here I've been a little cold towards you. I honestly felt you were a little self-centred, but still, since this ends it with GameSpot for me, I want to say I'll always like you. I hope your personal life gets much better soon.
Other users I'd like to mention:
And almost all the rest of you. I hope you remember me as the guy who raved all the time about Valkyria Chronicles :) My chance of returning to the site in its current state is close to zero unless all of a sudden everyone I liked comes back, and that of returning after the site changes, is pretty much zero.
Again, my contact info for people who want to keep in touch:
E-Mail: spinnerweb895 (at) hotmail (dot) com
3DS Friend Code: 2621-2657-7188
And that's it. Let's post some Valkyria Chronicles fan art and see how many people sing 'Please Don't Go', exchange contact info and then fully leave tomorrow and break their hearts. :P
Goodbye guys. And thanks for all the memories.
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