Post by Malik on Apr 24, 2013 22:16:26 GMT -5
Before I start this, I just wanted to come clean with something. I originally was planning to write a huge, hate filled, bile ridden post in the vent thread, where I listed every person and situation I had encountered in the past three years and just go to town. It was massive. Last word count was 5,000, 5,000 words of hatred, anger and stress all piled into one huge pile. Then, for some reasons I really can't explain... I stopped. I stopped, and I realized that despite all of it, despite all of the feelings that went into it, whatever release I might have found would not be enough to truly purge myself of all of this shit festering inside of me. Destruction leads to destruction, two wrongs do not make a right, ect. So, I sat there, and I realized that if I was going to take the time to do something where I vented all of this, I was going to do something positive. Something that I hope will result in helping me. I won't lie. Part of this is highly personal. I am baring some of my damn soul here, so if you don't wanna read that, I urge you to go ahead and skip to the BG portion of this gratitude post. I won't deny you the oppertunity to look, but again, you might not want to.
So. Hang on to your butts. Here comes the love.
My father. (Aka the old man)
Old man... Where do I start with you? How can I possibly repay you for nearly 22 years of love, laughter, and listening to my exaggerated problems even when you have a full-time job as well as two other kids and a wife to manage as well? I don't know how you do it. I don't know how you can just take a look at me, understand I have problems, and know that you need invite me out to the pool that you had to work overtime for nearly a year to pay to smoke some cigars, sip some scotch, and allow me in my clumsy way to try and vent out all this messed up shit I feel. I don't know how you do it, but you do. I don't know how you managed to pay for the schools you sent me to, all those private school geared towards helping people like myself who have learning disabilities, because you wanted the best for me and you knew that sending me to special ed in a public school would have killed me on the inside. How? How are you, a man who never had the opportunity to go to college due to your own family problems, able to bust your ass so hard that you've risen beyond anything your brothers or even your own father could have dreamed of achieving? God.
You say you see so much of you in me, but all I can say is that I would be glad to be half the man you are today. A man who rose above what everyone else accepted to be their fate in life. A loving father that has the time for all three of his wild children. A perfect husband who not only has remain faithful to his wife, but still loves her as much, if not more so, than the day you married her. I sometimes wonder, how high you would have risen if you had the chances you have given me. All I can confirm in my head is that it would have been glorious.
One of my best memories with you, old man, was when I came clean about screwing up. Bad. I had made the mistake millions of young guys had made when with a young woman, and I was so afraid of the future. You looked at me for a second, and when you opened your mouth I flinched. "Let's go to whataburger." I was stunned. When we go to whataburger together, it's special. It's... our place. Anyway, you took me there, bought me what I wanted, sat down, and told me that you were ready when I was to start talking. We talked in that tiny booth from 10:00PM to about 3:00AM, even thought I knew you had work that morning starting at 5:30. We talked about the future, what I planned to do, how YOU would help me through this as much as you could without actually taking over. At the very end, you reached over across the table, took my hands in those giant paws, and told me that no matter what I did, you would still love me, and that nothing would ever change that. I broke down and cried, just like I am about to do right now, because to hear those words out loud meant everything to me.
I love you old man. I could spend days writing about how much I admire you and think the world of you, but I think that project would consume all of my time, and with all of this school work plus friends and this site demanding my time, I can't allow myself that privilege. Maybe one day, I'll finally have the time to write everything I love about you. I just hope I have the courage to tell you when I finally do.
My Mother. (The Wolverine)
Mom. How can one as small as you are still have the presence of a giant? I remember dad once telling me that a co-worker at the same company you were both employed by at the time used to call you a "wolverine". Me, being a silly 13 year old comic book geek then, thought of that character, with his chain-smoking, his "Don't give a shit" attitude, and the whole badass image. I laughed a little, and said "Old man, She's nothing like that at all!" He smiled that smile at me, and told me "Maybe when you are older and a little wiser, you'll understand." Now, I think I do. A wolverine is the fiercest sonofabitch in the whole damn animal kingdom, on par with Gar's cats. When a bear and a wolverine met on the same path, the bear steps aside.
That is you my mother. Are you quiet? Most of the time, yes. Are you as outgoing as the old man? No. But I have yet to see any other woman to this day, with the possible exception of one other woman in my life, fight as fiercely for her family, her passions, and her dreams as much you, mom. When it came to being the advocate for your cocky, stubborn, yet secretly scared kid, you fought with every last breath you had on top of working part time as an accountant for a boss that has only now begun to appreciate you while having two other kids at the same time. You even fought me at times, when I was so convinced that a kid with as many "Disabilities" as myself had no chance that I just about gave up on being anything other than a screw up for the rest of my life. You showed me that, despite the crap I had, I still had the potential to be more than what people thought I would be. You never accepted anything but my best, even when my best was just a C.
One of my earliest memories of you was when you were teaching me to read. As you already know, I was diagnosed with dyslexia, a reading disorder that, for those that don't know, basically screws with the letters in front of you. You were told never to expect me to do well at school, and the people recommended that I be put in some stupid program for other "lower functioning" children such as myself. As Dad tells the story mom, you, a person who I have heard cuss maybe twice my whole life, said "Fuck that shit," grabbed me and dad, and left. Anyway, I remember being in your lap, trying my best to figure out what the hell was in front of me. Mom, god bless you. You never once got angry, annoyed, or even slightly exasperated. You just patiently helped me figure out the words.
(For those of you interested, last time I was tested I scored in the 99.9 percentile when it came to reading. My mother likes to tell me that it was all due to me. Every time in my head, all I can think is "Bullshit. I would have been nothing without you.")
Mom, I can't express to you how much your stupid, unappreciative son loves you. I really can't, not without looking like a total sobbing nutcase. Like dad, one of these days I will write just what I think about you, and hand it to you. I think I'll do it at graduation.
My first sister. (The genius)
Kiddo, you and I fight. A lot. Probably due to some form of sibling rivalry due to our close ages, maybe because you felt like you should have been born first, seeing how mature you are.... Sometimes, I think you should have been too. Kiddo, you are absolutely brilliant. You've always been. I won't lie, there are times I look at you, and see Dad in you. When you are in the zone, you shine so god damn bright that I am amazed that you and I are related. Never mind the fact I had a disability, I don't consider that a Handicap when comparing you and me at all. Even if I didn't have those flaws, I would bet every last cent that when it comes down to it you would be the one that will go out into the world and achieve what I could never aspire to. Despite all the problems you had, and the fact that I demanded so much attention, you always seemed to come out on top. I won't lie Kiddo. I aspire to one day have what you have.
Sometimes, I get envious of you. I won't lie. I really do wish to be more like you at times. But, although I do sometimes have a twinge of envy when I see you, it's nearly impossible to really hold on to it. I've known you since you were born. I was waiting there, just a hair away from being two years old, at the home we lived in at that time. Our mom says that although I was upset she had been gone for about almost two days, when I saw you I just shut up. She said that I guarded you as fiercely as any dog could have, frowning at anyone I didn't like when they got too close to you. She says that even then, somehow I understood you were something special to me. And until we hit middle school, we were inseparable. Do you remember when people use to ask if we were twins? I do. And I smile every time it crosses my mind, that at one point I was so close to you that people thought we were twins.
I have a distant memory, back when I was five and you were just turning three. We were at the doctors, and you were getting your first shot. Oh god, you threw a fit. Mom said you screamed so loud that I could hear you from the waiting area. All I remember was thinking, in my little head "something is wrong" and following the sound to its source. When I saw that Mom was holding you and the doctor was trying to do something, I went into batshit crazy mode. I went over to the doctor, and BIT HIM IN THE ASS. The doctor yelped, started shouting at the nurse to get me off of him, and our mother told me she smiled on the inside, to see me defend you in my own way.
I love you Kiddo. I know you are old enough to fight your own battles (and win), but even so, I still feel the urge to defend you. Maybe I'm not the best role model for a younger sibling. I smoke, I like to drink, and I have other habits I'm not too proud of. But Kiddo, if there is any role I know I would do for you, its to bite the ass of anything hurting you. I love you kiddo. I really do. And on the day you finally graduate, I will hand you a better copy of my feelings, so that you know.
My second sister. (Munchkin)
Munchkin, ever since you arrived our family's life has never been the same. Kiddo and I were problem children all our lives. We had our own ideas, we made trouble, we threw fits. You? You were the little angel from above. You almost never cried, you always wanted to help, you were the prefect little girl. And there was no one, not mom, dad, kiddo or I that didn't adore you from the day you came to us. Were you a surprise? You bet. Did we love you even more for it? Yes.
Munchkin... I know I've not been the best role model. You had Kiddo for that. If I was anything in your life... I hope I was the sibling you thought of when you wanted to have fun with. I know you and Kiddo have a special connection. You two are sisters, and I'm the lone sibling with that pesky Y chromosome. All I hope for is that when you look at me, you understand and emulate the few good things about me, and learn not to try and copy my bad habits.
My memory of you... was when you were more upset than I'd ever seen you. Kiddo got upset, REALLY upset, and lashed out at everyone, even you. You were crying in your bed, and I was hurt to see you like that. So, I crawled in with you, and hugged you close as I let you talk. I told you over and over that Kiddo didn't mean that, and that although she was upset, she would be better in the morning. You then told me something that rocked me on my feet. You told me there was a reason why you had spent more time with Kiddo in the past 3 years than me. Somehow, you knew that I had messed up with that girl, and it had shattered your image of your goofy, but good brother. I nearly cried. But then, you did something that I will never forget... You told me you loved me. Even for shattering some of your childhood, even for cracking that wall of innocence, you forgave me. You did something for me that I still don't know how its effect me. But I can promise, I will never forget it.
I adore you, Munchkin. I adore you with every fiber of my being. I know that I'm not perfect, and you know it too. But you still love me, and for that I will always love you. One day, when you finally step on that path towards adulthood, I will give you a letter as well. I hope it will mean as much to you as to me.[/spoiler][/p]
Maybe its weird to love a site. Maybe it's weird, caring for a bunch of people you have never actually met face to face. If so, brand me weird. Call me weird, call me over emotional, call me crazy for all I care. I have spent enough time on this site, and with all of you, that I can actually say I care about you crazy sonsofbitches. Even the ones that probably don't think the same of me. Lets start with the old, and end with the new.
The oldies, but goodies.
Jason. (The first)
Buddy, we've been through a lot haven't we? Shit, we've been trading puns and shooting guns at each other for over a quarter of my life. Crazy how time flies eh? Remember how we met? On that shitty game site where people would log onto the sub forums and have "Chat battles?" God, those were the times. No systems, no guidelines, no worries. Just you, a keyboard, and your imagination. Well, look how far we've come from that. We've moved on to one of the best damn Rping sites on the web. Blows the mind, huh?
I remember the first time we "fought." God, we were both such little twats then. But still, we had a code. "Never GM." I think that's what made you and I different from the rest. Fox, Coty, and all the rest... They just wanted to look cool, and didn't mind if they trod on other people. You and me? We backed our shit up, even then. And when I finally got that last shot in, when I finally managed to just barely kick your ass, I thought "This one is cool."
Jason, we've always had a bickering relationship. We fight like a pair of bitches honestly XD But, when it comes down to it, I consider you one of my best friends on here. Lets catch up sometime, eh?
Daisy. (The Crazy)
Oh Daisy. How do I love your crazy ass? Let me count the ways. Lolz. Daisy, since I met you on this site, when I see you on the chat, I prepare myself for crazy fun. You are one of the most outgoing, lovable people on this site, and I think you really embody that unique, BG spirit.
I remember a time when you and I were part of another Bleach RP site. Somehow or another, we got rounded up into doing another site when Rissa was being cray cray, and I remember that for all the time I was a part of that staff, I looked forward every day to logging on and seeing what crazy shit you would throw at me that day. Honestly, you made my day more than once hon. <3
Daisy, it's been far too long since you've been on here for me. I love everyone on here, even the newbs I'm meeting daily, but I won't lie, you bring your own special feeling when you log on to the chat. Daisy Mae, You are awesome. Lets actually rp on THIS site some time, hmm?
Jasper. (The Kid)
Oooh, I bet you are steaming when you read that I put you as the Kid, huh? XD Jasper, When I first got on to BG, you and I would constantly fight in the chat. (I'd win) I won't lie, I didn't think much of you at first. But, over time, I've grown to respect you. You went from a kid that seemed to be ADHD while doing crack and drinking monsters to a (slightly more) mature individual whose writing has grown in leaps and bounds. Not many people do this to your face Jasper, since they are afraid it'll go to your head, but I think you are ready now for a compliment. *Tips my hat*
The first time I got back onto BG in a loooong time, you were there. When you logged on, despite all the new faces and names, I knew... BG was still BG. Crazy, fun loving, and even though we fight, we still protect our own. I went from just seeing how the site was doing, and revisiting old friends, to deciding to stay. Thanks Jasp. I owe ya.
Jasper. You've grown so much since that little kid I knew when I started out. My advice? Never stop growing. Grow bro. Just don't exceed the atmosphere.
Arty. (The batshit gentleman)
Arty, you may wonder why I put your ass on here. We never Rped, we've only talked a few times besides just being crazy in the chat, and so on and so forth. Well, believe it or not big guy... But aside from being a fossil on here, you are a regular BG hero*. You've made some errors, sure. Everyone has. But, you cared for the damn site, and you've stuck with it the longest I know of. You got my respect man.
*Tots srs about that hero thing. I hear they have a Justice league coming soon, you should totally apply.
My first memory of you... is my first memory of BG. When I logged onto that old chatbox (Old members know what I'm talking about) I was greeted with some of the most insane shit I had ever read. I was nearly driven crazy bro. And, to top it all off, the instigator was a dude with this in his name. @. Yes, the almighty Admin symbol. (Bring this back people!) I thought to myself "So, the staff on this place is as crazy as the regular members?... NEAT." I think that whole cocktail of crazy shit was what got me really interested in the site at first. In a way, you introduced me to BG, and thus began a wondeful relationship. Thanks Arty. ;D
Arty. Never forget that although you may not have that nifty @ anymore, you are part of the foundation of BG. You bore that torch man, and although you might have passed it on, I will never forget it. Much love man.
Kenny. (Tots Badass)
Kenny. If there is anyone people should look to as a role model for cool on this site, it be you. Its not just the fact you've made one of the most badass characters this site has ever seen. Its not just that you've made yourself a part of this place. Kenny, people think you are cool because YOU ARE COOL. Seriously bro. I know you don't suffer from lack of confidence, but I just have to say man, you are just so awesome!
What comes to mind when I think of a memory for you is semi recent, when you told me about Hika being gone. My reaction at the absence of another player was probably highly inappropriate. Honestly, Hika gets me that way. But you? Totally fine with it. As I recall, you actually lol'd when I told you just how happy I was. Most admins I know probably would have frowned, might have written me. But you understood I think.
Kenny, they might not admit it, but people look up to you on here man. You're like that cool older brother some of us wish we had. Never forget that man. BE that role model.
Tova (The Teacher)
I won't lie Tova, when I started this I didn't know what I was going to write. I haven't interacted with you as much as others on this site. But as soon as I finished your name, I realized... You are a mentor. A loving father for a site that has managed to become one of the best damn things on the interwebs. I hope you are proud man. You have every right to be.
When I think of you, I think of when I started out on this site. Louis von Herrman, that sexy 'spada. Honestly, I'll never figure out how I got espada in the first place. Maybe the staff at that time looked that piece of shit app and saw a gleam of potential. Idk. But, while I had a big head for getting an espada right off the bat, you popped my over inflated ego and showed me that I had so much more to be. Do you remember that small ass thread we had? I do. It was a simple battle, nothing to write home about, but after you flattened my ass, you talked to me on the CB about how I could do better. Believe or not Tova, I think you were the one that got me to realizing that I had to improve as a RPer on a big boy site like this.
I've never forgotten that Tova. When you showed me how to be a better Rper, I realized I had so much more that I could be. Thanks man. I hope that one day, someone will look at my characters with as much admiration as they do yours.
Roash, you are one of the people on this site that I admired before I got to know you. And when I got to know you, I realized that aside from being a cracking fine rper, you were a bro to end all bros. Seriously man, I think the world of you, and I won't lie, when you showed some interest in me, I felt like I was king of the world.
I remember when you introduced me to my second site, NCCRPG. What a place, eh? Man, that shit was crazy, How did I put it that one time? Oh yeah. "A pile of shit with some diamonds inside." I think I grew up some more there man. It was so different from BG. The focus was on playing WITHOUT stats, with enough of a system to keep it less GM like. When I got there, I had a chance to explore my writing, and improve upon myself. I'll never forget my time there.
Roash, I count you among the greatest of friends I have here. Never forget that you, although you started from NCCRPG, you belong on this site. You be family here brah.
Cho (Girl Friend)
On this site, the women are awesome Rpers. You, Cho, stand out as being one of the best among awesome Rpers. I remember times with you and Haku that still make me laugh, and I still enjoy reading any of your work. I can honestly say that you have your own special niche in my heart, as that friend.
When I think of you, I usually tend to have Haku on the mind as well. So, I find its own natural to think about the time that we were all gonna be part of a IC family. You, Cho, were going to be the little niece. Haku was going to be the crazy ass aunt that doesn't afraid of anything. As for me... I was going to be Shinji Amai, bastard extrodinare! Oh lord, that stuff was crazy man. I still regret not finish that character....
Cho, I wouldn't trade you for anything. I won't lie, I'm sad that we don't seem to be as close as I used to think we were, but I still love ya. Never change fer anythin hon.
Kyou (Snake in man's clothing)
Maybe you are surprised to be here. Maybe not. I'll probably never know, but I will say this. You being on this list is neither accident nor some attempt at throwing you a bone. I am honest when I say that your place on this list is earned. When I hear people bad mouth you, I kinda feel bad because when I started, I thought the same way. It took some time for me to realize that, despite your best efforts to mislead otherwise, your life goal is not to make people pissed. You play the part well, but if people take the time and effort, they'll find a heart of gold inside your inner troll. (I won't lie though, it is hard to miss :-P)
My memory of you... is actually when you got banned again by Hika. This was during the whole "Holy Grail" thing someone had thrown together a long time ago. Anyway, Hika was acting pretty upbeat and happy when telling Uru how his partner had been banned. I called him out on it in PMs. I told him how, in acting the way he was right then, he was being twice the dick you could ever possibly be, and that if anyone deserved to leave the site because of acting like a jerk, he was more than qualified I won't lie bro. I stood up for ya. Course, that lead to me eventually quitting again, but hey. Ya gotta stand up for something right?
Kyou, I might not be your 'bro" like Tova is or Uru was, but I'd like to think that, during the time I was Toni, I got to know you well enough to see past just the troll. I hope other people give you that chance too.
Ryder (The Mentor)
If Tova was the first one to push me to be better... then you, Ryder, were the one that helped me polish my rough spots. While I was Toni, you helped me to keep pushing myself to be better. As Toni, I personally thought I did some of my best work on this site. None of that would have been possible without you Ryder.
My memory of you... was when you took the time to bring me back to the site. I had some issues in the past with others, and I was dead set on never returning. You never let up though, you tenacious son of a bitch. You showed me that, despite the asshole, there was still something waiting for me at BG... our community. Thanks tons man.
Ryder, I hate to sound like JD, but... Aw screw it. You are my Dr. Cox. (Roash would be Turk XD Jk love you man). You helped me become (I hope) a better rper. Thanks man. I owe you.
Oshi (Rattle-basher <3)
Oshi, I won't lie. You are as precious to me as a sister on here. I think so much of you kiddo, its not even funny. You have so much to be proud of. You are a damn fine Rper, a kickass friend, wielder of an imagination that blows the mind, and a great listener. I hate when I don't get to see you on the PMs darlin. I feel all depressed and shit
My memory of you Oshi... Is when you first became my pokemon! Do you remember that? I do. I think that is when I really started caring for you as a friend hon. You are so much fun to be around hon. And no one can deny you have a personality for the ages. When you wanna say something, you'll damn well say it. I admire that about you hon. Never lose it... but perhaps temper it a bit hmm?
Oshi, when I think of you, I think of BG. When I think of BG, a small portion of my head thinks about you as well. You should be proud of who you are hon. I know I'm proud of you. <3
Shiki (That dude)
You done ignoring me you sonofabitch? D:< Lolz. Shiki, you are a character. A character that I happen to think highly of, even when you get all butthurt about stuff (srslybroyumad?) Although you have your flaws, same as everyone, I've known you long enough that I like ya. Much like Oshi, you tend to speak your mind, and you two seem to love to butt heads. All I'm saying is... Play nice guys. You two do mean something to me, and I hate it when you two fight like cats and dogs.
My memory of you shiki... Is the beginning of the "YO MOMMA" shit I started way back when. I won't lie, I cackled like a demon when I started. It kinda got out of hand though... and for that, I apologize. Didn't mean to start that much shit man, and if that is the reason you seem to be ignoring your ol' buddy von, then please try and understand... twas all in fun.
Shiki, you can be a fun cat to be around. I wish you'd stop fighting so much man, I hate it when you guys do that. Srsly. Be cool man. Don't let the crown grow heavy.
Alless (A sweetheart <3)
Alless, much like Cho, Oshi, and Daisy, you are part of the four females on this site that have a warm place in my heart. You are a sweetheart when putting up with my crazy antics, and I think I speak for everyone when I say that you are doing a damn fine job in Approvals. Keep it up hon.
My memory of you... Probably when you took the time to look over Clyde. When you told me you loved that app, I just about jumped out of my chair in joy, knowing that you thought so much of my work. It meant so much hon, please keep it up.
Alless, you have a heart of gold, and a charm about you that could warm anyone up to you. I hope that never changes about you hon. Keep it up!
Lolz. I kid (slightly) but srsly, Mitts. You are part of the backbone on here for BG. I might not know you personally, (Wish I did) but I respect the shit out of you for how you do your thing. You are one of the finest examples of what one can achieve here on BG both IC and OC, and I hope that every new guy takes a look at you and tries to emulate your awesome attitude about writing.
My memory of you... Was when I asked you for the chance to try and get Oshi and Souta a break on their Ban. Some Admins would be like "Of course, do that I love you all." Too soft. Some would have been like "Screw you, just for asking I'll keep them longer" Hardass. You... You went the middle route. You asked me to try and help Oshi and Souta to be more chat friendly, and that you would be more than happy to work something out. Sign of an adult man. GJ.
Mitts, keep on keeping on bro. Keep up your awesome attitude on the site, keep being a great role model for others, and keep making this site that much better. I'll be rooting for you.
Adi (The new first)
Adi, when I started back on BG, you welcomed me with open arms, and an open mind. You helped me probably waaaay more than you had to on Clyde, and I'm sorry that I never really got to do all the stuff we were talking about. (Lets do it with Malik instead hmmm?) You are one of the best new additions to this site that I know, and the staff is lucky to have you.
My memory of you Adi... Is when you and I were super excited about making Clyde a "Green lantern" for BG. I was so caught up in that shit that I probably should have slowed down a bit. Its a shame it didn't turn out like we expected. I promise, I'll make it up (So long as you don't make Malik a sidekick and try to wear underroos. That shit aint funny.)
Adi, you are a super cool dude, and a fine addition to the site. I have no doubts that in years to come, many praises will be sung about you bro. Keep it up!
Lol. Ko, I probably annoy the shit out of you on the chat, but I do respect you man. You do a fine job of working the Chatbox without putting us all in lockdown, and you are (I think) an unsung hero for that. A lot of the shit that happened in the old days started up in the Chatbox, so I'm glad to see that you are there watching for trouble. Keep it up man.
My memory of you... Is when you practically dragged Clyde into being part of the Kosa house. Sorry it didn't work man... But I will admit, I was flattered when you asked me. Less flattered when I realized you asked everyone... but still. Flattered. Thanks man.
Ko, keep up the fine work you do in the chat man. I know I'm not the only one that thinks the best of you for being part of that, and I hope you show us just how right we are to have you in your position.
Yes. Even in a gratitude thread... you are still Yamcha. dealwithit. Lolz. Keen, you and I might butt heads sometimes, but I hope you realize its just fun man. I do like you, and I think that you have potential on this site. Keep this going, and do not become lax.
My memory of you... is when I branded you Yamcha. I still laugh about it, and I think it annoys the shit out of you, but I applaud you for taking it with such grace. GJ man. Proud of you for that.
Keen. You have a long road ahead of you. All kidding aside, I see you becoming a powerhouse in your own way sometime in the future. Keep it up.
Garra. If I had met you in real life, you and I would probably never talk to each other. I'm a (semi) religions fellow, and my politics lean towards conservative. (I'm not a radical one though. Hate Rush douchbad, gives us all a bad name e.e) I'm glad that we met online, and got to like each other here before starting to rip out each others throats. Much love bro.
My memory of you... Dolphins. Your rant was humorous, educational, and enlightening and I will never look at dolphins the same way again. If you ever start on your great campaign, tell me. I'll sign up with you man. I'ma shoot me some Flipper ass. B)
Garra, you are always one of the people on here who make me laugh, even though I feel bad usually afterwards. Never stop this, its good for all of us. We need more. MORE!!! <3
Colin, I've known you for like... maybe three weeks? And yet.... I love you man. No homo. XD Seriously, I like what I see when you work on this site, and your ideas are always welcome whenever I'm around. I have high hopes for you man, and I have no doubt that we will see great things from you.
My memory of you... is memories in the PC. We got some funny ass shit in there man, and I recorded what I thought was the best in that Funniest moments thread. You make me laugh so hard man. I need that in my life. Don't stop.
Colin. You are going to do amazing things as staff on this site, I just know it. Don't let it burn you out man, you just keep being badass. High hopes man. High hopes.
UCWUTIDIDTHAR? Lolz. You, my friend, I am thrilled to see on BG. You have amazing ideas, a great attitude and a sense of humor that keeps me on the floor. It might be just three days I've known you, and only three weeks for colin, but I feel like I've known you guys longer. Can't wait to see you in action.
My memory with you... when we were spitting out music ideas for Malik's theme. Your taste in music? Badass. I honestly hope some of that taste rubs off on me.
Doc, I wait anxiously to see you approved and out in our little world. Keep this up man, and you'll be (in)famous in no time!
I know I have forgotten some. I apologize. But I want to keep this in mind. Though I might have mentioned some people in particular in this gratitude thread, I want you to know that the greatest thing I am grateful for is the BG community and spirit. That means you... and you.... and you... and you... and yes, even you, person reading this in a few years. I love BG. That means, in a small way, I kinda love ya too. I hope for only the best for everyone here.