Dear Forum Friends,
I didn't know where to put this. Since Peri put hers here, I guess I will as well. I honestly don't really know what to say. It started Aug 3, 2016. Five and a half years ago. I came to the forums asking about a trading system for items. It was the first post of many thousands to come.
And I met Goku Ironheart. I knew I wanted to be just like him. After a few years of a bunch of emails, a ton of follow-ups, and many prayers, my wish was finally granted in 2018. I finally achieved my life's goal (at that time) of becoming a community moderator.
It was a ton of fun and I learned so much. I messed up quite a lot, but I always had a core of community moderators and the community itself who had my back through it all. I'm extremely thankful to everyone. I apologize for my faults. I know I caused issues. I thank you all for bearing with me.
With that being said, it's time for me to hang this position of being a community moderator up. I know I've alluded to this in the past (many a time), but I'm serious on this one. I told the other five mods I'll stick around until the first of February and that'll be it.
I've become inactive since a short while after the update occurred. I don't know if anyone noticed, but I don't think I've even made 15 posts since the new year. That isn't right to you guys. I have quite a few things going on in my life, and I don't want to only give you scraps of my time. God's leading me into a different phase and I'm excited for it. I know one day I'll probably leave the forums indefinitely, but for now, I want to enjoy the time I have with you all as a member like I once was.
I'd like to thank:
@Lady_Pancake: You were the pillar in the beginning. I learned from you and looked up to you. You were always kind and ready to help. Not once were you impatient with my younger self back in the day. If it weren't for the email you sent to my mom, I wouldn't be here today.
@Hanna_Brassheart: You've been a great friend. I'd even still put you in the "best" category. Never once was there a conversation I didn't enjoy having with you. We were one of the best forum duos since the beginning of us joining and I hope that continues for years to come.
@Iliara_Mustardtop: I've been a real jerk in the past, and all I can say is I'm sorry. Despite our different opinions on some forum matters, I looked up to you. I respected your style and calm collectiveness. You were always willing to give chances and were also very forgiving to myself and others. It was cool tag teaming on ideas and tackling issues together. Thanks.
@Hans_Oddcraft: You're solid, man. I always wanted you to be a moderator and no one was happier than me when you became one. You always have been logical and your sense of humor is one of the best. I don't know what will become of it, but I'm glad we started a YouTube channel together. I hope you keep on doing well as a mod.
@Emily_Purplebottle: It was a pleasure being a co-mod with you. I thought it was cool when Hanna said she wanted to add you when Hans went up. You both were two great parts sent in once package. I'm proud of your work here. You're always on top of things and ready to roll with the punches. Keep it up.
@Peregrine_Appleclock: Even though you're gone, it was great having you on the team. I got to know you a little better and you were a key player to the group. I wish you the best in your future endeavors.
@Beckendorf_Direscope: I'm proud of you. It was a long wait, but you were patient through it all. It was cool getting to train and see how you handled things. I know you'll do great in your upcoming days as a moderator.
@Anakin_Steamwalker, @Coop_Blimppenny, @Mech_Lightspark, @Sigmund_Coppermuddle, & any other staff moderators: Thanks for everything. I enjoyed getting to work under you guys. It was one of the greatest honors I could ever achieve. I hope everything continues upward for this great project.
@Goku_Ironheart: Thanks for all the kind words and help in the past. You always said I would make it and when you told me that the day I got the title, it was one of the best feelings in the world. I'm praying for you, sir. Hope you are doing well wherever you are.
To this great community: Thank you! You guys gave me hope when I struggled the most. I would come here when I felt down. You guys cared. I could feel it. I would hang out and ask for prayers, and I knew everything would be all right. I'm sad that I have to give this up (and honestly have a few tears in my eyes), but I know it's for the best. I'll still be here for you though as a member and if you need anything, I'm only one @ away.
And to God: Thanks for letting me find this game and this forum. You made a way for me. You helped me achieve some of the things I wanted to accomplish and now I know my time is up. I wish I could've done more, but I know you're still happy and you will use the others to carry on what you have planned.
Thanks again to all. Keep striving for that which is good. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. This forum will still continue to be the greatest. God bless!
Your Community Moderator,