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Gashole
How were you like when you first joined this forum? How are you like now? The compare and contrast pathetic self-discovery? thing would be most interesting if you've been here for at least two years (which I know some of you have). It would probably be even more interesting if I waited a couple more years, but I don't know if there'd be anyone I'd still recognize by then. unsure.gif

Example:

Then:
- I was, being a regular eleven-year-old kid, just starting sixth grade.
- I was forgetting every Chinese word I knew.
- I hated Shakespeare.
- I was a passionate but a passive Bush-worshiper.
- I didn't know who Gashole was.

Now:
- I'm in college. I skipped junior high and high school because I'm a genius.
- I've relearned Chinese and am forgetting every Chinese word I know.
- Shakespeare who?
- I've started a business selling Bush collectibles over the Internet.
- I've dumped Gashole for a better offspring. rolleyes.gif

et cetera.

Gashole also has an even shorter attention span now and is less dedicated to any particular website. The only thing that hasn't changed about Gashole is her unhealthy obsession with ghosts, shamans, and their genies. Please handle invisible beings with care.
Carnal Malefactor
...is this spam? I think this is spam...
Gashole
Eh. Move it then. I've completely forgotten how this forum works.
Mustang_93
I think a better name to this topic is: Has this fourm changed you?
Ailuro
No, I think Gassy's title is very nice.
Celestial Shadow
Gassy? Whoa. And I say yes. Too lazy to elaborate~
Mustang_93
No, I don't think that i have evolved in the few months I have been on this fourm so far i've only:

-created a semi-succesful election thread and that didn't help anything
- Made lots of canidian friends
- Learned that going to the fourms during school is punishable with 30 minutes after class
- Reduced spam production by 85%
Toby-Chan
I am now Karasexual. wub.gif
Carnal Malefactor
I've actually regressed.
Mustang_93
Yaoi-crazed soul....
Quistis88
500 words isn't enough. And there have been changes that are confidential. tongue.gif
Mustang_93
How about a 100-page novel? But hopefully the fourm changes you in a good way.
Zarpia
To much words for me >.<
Ice Blizzard
I've evolved by seeing the effects of Void killing n00bdom. smile.gif .... Which actually scared me laugh.gif
Carnal Malefactor
QUOTE(Ice Blizzard @ Nov 29 2006, 09:44 PM) [snapback]479409[/snapback]
I've evolved by seeing the effects of Void killing n00bdom. smile.gif .... Which actually scared me laugh.gif

The internet equivalent of a 'scared straight' program.
Mustang_93
I doubt that 'scared streight' works but your anti-n00biness program has a 99.9% success rate.
My first argument with Popo sorta made me not be as n00by as i was at that time.
edsgirl
I don't think i've changed drastically, but there have been a few minor changes.
Then:
- I used to hit on guys
- I had a job
- My son was still a little guy.
- I was a serial dater
- Super active

Now:
- I only hit on girls
- I'm unemployed
- My son keeps reminding me daily that he's a big kid
- I found a dude who's willing to be my wife
- Super lazy

^That's the closest to an essay that you'll get from me.
Mustang_93
I think that the fourms make you take a deeper look into yourself and the comments that you write are truly "YOU".

Before i used to spend an hour a day on the computer
Now i spent 4+
Before i had a 92% in math
now i have a 87%
(^^ I doubt that it has any correlation with being active on the fourms)
Bakka
evolved? not a bit...im still the same old Lone exept now my nick name is actualy Lone with my buds
Toby-Chan
You know, this format you've presented is not essay-ish at all, Gassy, and is not nearly 500 words. I should know. It takes me approximately 10 minutes to write 500 words of new original prose as of lately, and it is a solid textwall, about as long as your post itself.

*Insert scholarly icon*

Anyway. Here's the list format, because I'm procrastinating more.


When I came here I-

- Was sixteen years old.
-Didn't know what I was going to do with the rest of my life.
-Was scared of Bacon
-Engaged in pissy elitist arguments about FMA sub versus dub, and complained about how the new fans were retarded. Feared how popular the series might become.
- Had an A cup.
- Had pink hair.
-Sucked at drawing
-Sucked at writing.
- Was a girlpimp
-Called myself 'sort of christian' and left it at that mostly out of insecurity and fear.
-Could not clean my room to save my life
-Liked Evanescence and Good Charlotte
-Was unknown on the board


Now I-

-Am eighteen years old
-Don't know what to do with the rest of my life
-Wub Bacon
-Find It is now a naturally accepted fact that FMA is one of the most popular anime in existence and has some of the most annoying fans to boot. Still dislike the dub most of the time
- Have an A cup.
-Have my naturally blonde hair.
-Suck less at drawing.
-Suck less at writing
-Still a girlpimp
- Have developed a lot of my own theories on faith and religion, leaning towards atheism, but am very interested in the practice of Buddhism.
-Can not clean my room to save my life
-Do not like Evanescence and Good Charlotte.
-Am a big name on the board and a mod to boot. And a general forum whore. <3
Molecular Alchemist
Ok..well...let's see

When I first came to the forums I:
-argued over little things in the character discussion boards
-was in school
-had a job
-complained about classes

Now I:
-stay away from the character discussion boards
-still in school
-jobless, well..i teach...but that will be over with in a week or two
-compain about the stupid lab partner
-JUST REALIZED THAT IT'S Lone, not Ione ohmy.gif

laugh.gif
Slashrose1010
When I came here:
-Was nOOb and tried to create coup
-Disliked Aily
-Liked Linkin Park, AC/DC, and Green Day
-Was really into anime, drawing and video games
-Was immature
-Loved VK
-Had forum relationships/crushes
-Frequent poster

Now:
-Not as much of a nOOb
-Aww, Aily :3
-Now like Leviathan, Agalloch and Galloglass
-Still love anime, drawing and video games, but not as much and don't have much time for it any more
-Dislikes most VK now because the attire and music has gotten extremely generic and now realises Mana is not so great (still like his aesthetic)
-In a real relationship and couldn't be happier
-I don't post nearly as much. Most in General Discussion and Music
Quistis88
Sweetheart Slash, you did not address the subject of your current level of maturity. tongue.gif

I shall post my essay-list later when I have compiled one of sufficient length for submission.
Slashrose1010
One thing that will always be one of my traits is overlooking things easilly, mostly because I do not go back and proofread and junk. I am not very thorough.

But I think I have matured a lot since I have become a member here.
Quistis88
I think you have, too. In fact, I cannot find any false statements listed in this thread so far, except maybe Toby's claims of drawing/writing suckiness.
Carnal Malefactor
In the beginning:
-Had a job
-Didn't have a dog
-Was still in school
-Didn't drink at all
-Was sane
-Liked discussing FMA at length
-Thought I could never find true love through the internets

Now:
-Haven't worked in over a year
-Have the best dog in the world
-College graduate
-Borderline alcoholic [okay, that's exaggerating... a lot]
-Hanging onto my sanity by a very thin thread
-Hate talking about FMA
-Have loved and been jilted through the internets

So yah, bring back Jimmy Carter [but let me keep my doggie]
Ailuro
In the olden times of the forum when threads were few and far between, it was a big deal to have 200 posts, and we barely had over 500 members I:
- Extremely modest
- Was too shy to express my opinions
- Was too naive
- Was mistaken for a guy without even trying
- Just turned fifteen
- Wrote 5-paragraph-essays for school
- Sucked at writing said essays
- Loved FMA
- Freaked out over any sort of flirting
- Was very forgiving
- Blamed myself for most everything
- Was also scared of Bacon
- Was 5'4"
- Was a silly, hardly-known member who lurked more than posted

Now I:
- Say modesty is for the birds
- Try to go out of my way to say what I want
- Am less naive
- Am known far too well as female
- Am seventeen and driving
- Write college application essays
- Write a bit better
- Tolerate FMA
- Turned Tobysexual and welcome any gender
- Less forgiving of n00bs and the like
- Realize that not everything is my fault
- Wub Bacon to bits
- Am three inches taller
- Am well-known, respected (I better be), and have been a mod for over a year... I think
asunder

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Synth Alchemist
500 words is to much for me! laugh.gif

Before i find this fabulous forum:

- I played all the time in cartoon network Naruto games laugh.gif
- I only have talked with stupid people ><
- I didn't have something to do in the afternoons
- I didn't liked the anime
- I every time have played on the playstation2

In conclusion: I didnt have something better to do

Now:

- I do not play Naruto in CCN
- I chat with interesting, intelligent and good people smile.gif
- I like the anime
- I have something to do in the afternoons, mornings, and nights
- I don't play playstation2
- I can talk free in the spanish section of the open chat
- I have much friends! smile.gifbiggrin.gif laugh.gif

In conclusion: This forum is my unique place where i have good, inteligent and interesting people to talk different themes, and where i think is my unique space where i can have my free personality. This forum is my life smile.gif


And i think my life rating of fun, liberty, socialism. And i think having a family here ( forum family and friends) this is my real home

My life changed to a 15% of fun and socialism to 95%

Thanks to the creator of this forum, now this my home biggrin.gif

And i think in my rating of good things this forum is the first smile.gif



Popogeejo
Before I came here:
  1. Knew bugger all about anime,
  2. Spammer (happens with every forum I joined sadly)
  3. Generally a dick
  4. Could talk about FMA with ease.
  5. Normal sleeping hours,
  6. Spelling?
  7. Served by my faithful Laptop.
  8. Found Void funny and intresting, liked the Mods in general.
  9. Considered myself smart and funny.
  10. No one to argue with.
Now;
  1. Know enough about anime and manga to hold my own in a convo...just,
  2. Less spam,
  3. An elitist dick,
  4. Not much to say about FMA,
  5. Pretty much on American time,
  6. Spelling? Some improvement.
  7. Possibly more polite. Okay that's a lie.
  8. Minus one Laptop, plus one computer,
  9. More stuff that I can't recall.
  10. All Mods are scum and will remain that way 'till I join their lofty ranks. (I'm happy to wait)
  11. Inferiority complex at times. Especially in debate district (which I had asked for)
  12. Enjoy arguing debating over the tinterweb about anything.
Note: Very little of this may actually be true.

EDITED!
Ailuro
Omg, asu, you rock. I lol'ed over a few parts in that. laugh.gif
Demon x
well i haven't been here a long time but
-was too polite
-thought this was an instant M
-never knew what was a messenger
-didn't have a pc of my own
-didn't know how to express my self in forum ways
-didn't now how to act to a certain personalty
-didn't have on=line friends
-somebody told me here told me that it's their opposite gender shown
-thought everybody was young and in their youth
-misunderstood a MOD which made a big difference
-was about to be marked a noob
-was thirteen.
NOW
-knew not to be so polite
-knew how the forum works
-knew and tried the messenger
-just bought a PC a week ago
-now i know how to express my self at a certain personalty which was a mod who teached me but he probably doesn't know it
-gained one friend who was that i thought only existed in my mind but such people really exist!!!
-got on a messenger somehow and discovered that someone viewed their opposite gender which made a big change
-now i know that not everybody is young some of them actually are married and have kids etc..
-mis understood some MOD but then discovered he was joking which made a noticeable difference
-was about to be marked a Noob on my very first post on my very first forum but was saved by a hero and was Assisted by another (they probably don't know it)
-still thirteen but now trying to kill that beast in my head instead of feeding it!
-builded more muscle.
-became mature!
-knew that is a group of people here who are friends in real life and had a story that they are together and i was told by them how one of them was abused and alot of stuff and I'll always remember them
-darkness consumed me even more
-thinks nobody can break my mind code.
Popogeejo
QUOTE
-knew that is a group of people here who are friends in real life and had a story that they are together and i was told by them how one of them was abused and alot of stuff and I'll always remember them
Truely we are the greatest people ever.

QUOTE
-became mature!

QUOTE
-darkness consumed me even more
...yeah.

QUOTE
-thinks nobody can break my mind code.


Nurse!
Demon x
QUOTE
Nurse!
heh heh never mind that actually
QUOTE
Truly we are the greatest people ever.

why were you so sure it was you because if if it wasen't it would seem...
by me post number 32
QUOTE
-was about to be marked a Noob on my very first post on my very first forum but was saved by a hero and was Assisted by another (they probably don't know it)

since your ready or feel ok to tell names most or all of them were you and your friends like that saved me was you!.
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