It's been three-ish years since I posted, so I doubt anyone who is still on here knows who I am. I guess I should re-introduce myself! My name's Kim, I used to sign off on posts with a lot of :D faces and always posted in Comic Sans like I'm doing now, and I was on the MB from 2011-2015ish. Last time I posted, I was fifteen. Now, I'm eighteen and tomorrow is my last day of high school. How crazy is that? That's basically the reason I'm here, actually. I have to transfer all the files I want for college from my school laptop to a flash drive, and the flash drive I happened to find was one from middle school. You can probably guess what was on it: my old username, password, and some of the fanfics I used to write for this site. I decided that since my only final tomorrow is AP Lang, I'd come investigate for old times' sake. It's good to see that the MB still exists (tbh I wasn't sure if it did) and is populated by a new generation of kids that hopefully love this series and this community as much as I did.
I wanted to post one more time for a few reasons.
First of all, I'm curious: is anyone on here from way back when? I took a look at a few old profiles of people I was friends with and they're gone, but there could be people off my radar that I didn't look at.
Second, I hope that all of you newer folk appreciate this site and all the awesome people that make it possible: creators, observers, and the moderators alike. Personally, the MB was an integral part of my life for some of the most formulative years of my young adulthood (if you can call being a middle schooler a part of young adulthood lol), and I'm grateful for the lessons it taught me, despite my physical distance from my MB friends.
Third, if any of those old friends happen to log on again out of curiosity and search my name, I want them to know I'm doing well. I'm a lot more content with my real life now than I was when I was on here regularly. I've got solid friends, a healthy relationship, I'm near the top of my graduating high school class, and I'm going to a great school to study engineering. I don't think where I am now would have been possible without my old MB friends, as cliche as that sounds. You all helped me through a difficult period of my life, and despite our fleeting connection, I still value our friendships so much. So, if any of you somehow see this, thank you; you truly are the best of people.
--Kim :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
(Gotta still sign off like this, even if it is just a cringy tradition I set as a twelve-year-old.)
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