Event Official Teenager: Shadowlack's 13th Hatchday!

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  1. Shriker

    Shriker Administrator Magos

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    Another day, another year! Happy hatchday to Shadowlack! We are now officially unruly teenagers at the ripe old age of thirteen. I'm really not sure where all the time went.

    :twinkle:
    :twinkle::twinkle::cake::twinkle::twinkle:
    :twinkle::twinkle::twinkle::twinkle::twinkle::twinkle::twinkle::twinkle:
    All I know is that I kind of feel a little like a mother whose children all left the nest, and while they write me and stay in contact, I should probably get another cat to fill the void. I've got a bad case of empty nest syndrome. It's been amazing to watch everyone grow up, and begin their slow infiltration into the world of "adulting." A few of you I have known for half of your lives. Wow.

    Dearest Shadowlack,

    Now you are officially rebellious and misunderstood.
    I hope that you have the happiest of hatchdays.
    Life may get shitty sometimes. Seriously. It can be absolute shit.
    You will always have a welcoming home to come back to, no matter where life may take you.
    Please remember that I will always love and care about you.

    «Leba fall. Lyba lyst. Khajeth sha nanyjeat. »
    :heart:

    In celebration of this momentous occasion, I have given the site a brand new style called Soulbound (it might just be our final defense against the Rapine). I hope you enjoy it!

    Now, I don't know about you all, but I'm going to go get some drinking done. Cheers!
     
  2. Lautir

    Lautir Moderator Magos

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    Holy hell, 13 years :O

    I guess I can't say no to a birthday as here I am, finally making a return after weeks of nagging myself about it.

    I joined Shadowlack when I was 13, so this is kind of weird. I can remember those early days, the wonder and admiration. Shadowlack has seen so many changes since then, so much growth, so many people. People who I interact with on other sites and no longer on here, growth that still clings to my brain and to some parts of my apartment walls.

    With every new project I start, I long for the way that Shadowlack used to occupy most of my waking moments. I definitely know that I wouldn't be who I am today without the site and everyone who has passed through it's pages. I may drift away sometimes but the Ramathian world won't leave me be :rainbowheart:

    So happy birthday SL and congrats on your child (and the many children you've spawn from it!) Jodie! The new look is sleek af. I will be raising a drink to you tonight! :music:
     
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    Yeah, sometimes I get all nostalgic for the "good old days," but then I remember that those days are what got me where I am am now. This site is almost singlehandedly responsible for all of the skills that I acquired for my career. So amazing to think that it all started with me being a dork about comics in school, and then deciding to buy a domain name.

    Weee! Plus I got to meet you @Lautir! So I have yet another person who can say I'm not entirely weird. :D :D
     
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    13 is many years. Congratulations on some excellent parenting, Jodie!
    I wonder whether Shadowlack is going to start getting hormonal and angsty now... Guess time will tell.
     
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    I think Shadowlack has always had a pretty healthy streak of angst. :P I do wonder where we all go from here though.
     
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    There has definitely always been a good portion of angst~ Hehe.

    I was 14 when i joined and this place was and still remains my "internet home" even if i have been on such a big hiatus. It is really exciting to be role playing again but i definitely do miss "the good ol' days." I spent every lunch hour on shadowlack and most of any minute i could during high school labs to sneak onto the site to chat with friends. (Some of them even in the same class or room as me at the time.) I spread the word of the site to quite a few people in my highschool. It was rather fun. Much of the main character interactions i had are not available anymore because many of those people don't frequent the site much anymore but i look forward to making a bunch more memories now that i am more active~

    I remember lurking for a few years before actually joining. Found you guys through neopets. I think i saw someone post a picture into one of the art contests and checked out their profile page. They had a little link to Ramath and i was like "whats thiiis?" so i checked it out. I wasn't sure it was really my thing but i came to love the site through my lurking and eventually joined. I think it was through one of your pet pages @Iversia . It's strange to think about how i came across this place by chance. I just happened to look at a particular profile page and here i am. Life works in mysterious ways~

    RaL always has a special place in my heart~ I want to help keep this wonderful place around for future people to come and enjoy the same kind of memories i have here. To create the same kinds of lasting friendships and expand their creative writing skills. :3 (Shadowlack helped me be better prepared for short story writing in my English classes even.) One of my first characters made here, became my muse and is who i use to express myself today. I wonder what would have happened if i hadn't of created Temrin. What would have taken her place? Whoooo knows~

    :giggle:
     
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