My final good bye.

Discussion in 'Farewells' started by Veil, Feb 4, 2018.

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  1. Veil

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    To start I'll just answer some common questions. Why am I logging in after so long to do a farewell post? Well because this isn't really a farewell to the forums post, this is a farewell to all of MLP post. I know it's been a year or so sinceI've been on these forums, but... why the hell not. So I thought at some point I might return... and I didn't. I thought I might go back to the discord... that also never happened. Mostly I felt there was no reason too. This has been a big topic floating in my head. There is no reason to stay in this community any longer and at that point, I just abandon the show for my own sake. Too better define no reason, I NEVER MADE ONE FRIEND IN THIS COMMUNITY. I've found cool people to talk to, but there is more to friendship then just talking to someone. There is more to showing someone you actually care about them then just responding to a post, adding them to a friends list, or respond to a message. Sometimes you should just try to reach out to a person who is going through *squee!*, or if you haven't heard from someone send them a message to just make sure they aren't dead. The big reason this bothers me so much is this is a community for a show about FRIENDSHIP. The more I think about this the more I ask myself "Was this community ever friendly, to begin with?" I can't answer this honestly. This community is no different than any other community, I guess that mind *squee!*s me because I came into this thinking everyone was a good
    person... but I was very wrong.

    So for those that have not heard the recent stuff with Toonkritic. Basically, the guy was caught being a pedo and doing some real sick *squee!* with 14-year-old girls. To make this all much worse in my point of view there is a 26-minute long video of the Skype call with Josh Scorcher and some other arguing over nothing when they should've just said "dude you sick bastard, we're reporting to the cops" *end skype call. So Josh who had a lot of opinions for Toonkritic only fueled my rage much more. For those who don't know Josh, he's another "Horse famous" "Brony analyst" trash, who was also dating a girl that was 16 years old when he was 23... yep... WTF! Like you can't just put newspaper over this *squee!* and hide it, you did this crap too. There might not be evidence to back up that he did anything, but for a community that is against pedo activity. Is it that *squee!*ing hard to find a girl old enough?

    There were other things about these horse famous craps like I heart Kim and Black Gryphon selling people a half hour talk session for $100, it just doesn't seem to have an end... but the bronys do good things to like donate to charity... So do things like Blizzard when they sell a digital cat for $10 every Dec and donate the total earnings to Make a Wish Foundation? So is Blizzard bronys too?

    The next two things to go over real quick are, being a fan of MLP makes it almost impossible to make new friends or start a relationship with someone. In my time in this community, I've never made one friend. Between multiple forums and going to a convention 3 times, never made a friend. I've even talked about this in the con discord group and they just act like, well did you try everything? So then with G4 possibly/probably ending I guess *squee!* it why not leave now.

    So to conclude this cluster *squee!*. To anyone that takes the time to read all this *squee!*. Maybe it will help someone else out down the road. Maybe someone will understand and try to improve overall this crap... I don't know. I've lost hope for what happens to me and my choice is locked in. I'm not coming back from this no matter what, but hopefully, it helps some other guy out that's struggling.

    One last important thing, don't bother replying to this. I'm not coming back to the forum... so I will never be able to read any replies. This is where it ends... Goodbye.
     
  2. A Jewel of Rarity

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    I know you aren't gonna read this but what the hell why not, as you say anyway.

    Your reasons for leaving seem kinda childish "This person in the fandom is doing something bad, I don't wanna be a part of it"
    Have you seen other fandoms they are all awful, I love Stephen Universe but have you seen the fandom oh my god it it god awful.

    I don't even really consider myself much of a brony anymore I just kinda work on the forum, I still have my plushies (My rarity one I will always have because my friend who passed got me it and it's more of a reminder of her than anything else)

    Also the whole, you haven't made any friends thing. It doesn't seem like you tried if you are just gonna give up like that. During my first day on this forum I made a few friends and I am still pretty good friends with them now, to name one @Rockout E. Stringer would be one of them.

    If you get this reply from like an email notification or something, Give it another try because you are giving up too easy man.
     
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    Like you said, you probably aren't going to read this, but I'm going to post this anyway.

    I have been part of this fandom for almost 4 years now, and if I've learned anything in that time, it's that every fandom has its good and bad apples. On the one hand, you have people like the aformentioned toonkriticy2k or Max Veers (the latter of whom was a guy who made audiobooks out of fanfics, but who later basically admitted to raping a 16-year-old girl whom he had been dating), legitimate scumbags who deserve every bit of hate they get thrown their way. On the other hand, there are a ton of caring, friendly, and overall chill people in this fandom, who just want to enjoy the show with others. Honestly, it's like that with every fandom. Sure, we've all heard the horror stories about how a bunch of rabid Steven Universe fans made an artist almost kill herself because she had the audacity to draw a character as "too thin," but it's unfair to judge an entire fandom by its most obnoxious or most reprehensible members.

    Also, speaking from personal experience, making friends is not hard to do in this fandom. It's pretty easy to do, you just have to put forth the effort to do so. I've met some great people on this forum and in real life, and hell, an old IRL friend of mine actually got me into MLP in the first place. Again, like I said, this fandom isn't perfect, but all things considered, being part of it has been a really great experience for me and I do not regret it one bit.

    I respect your decision to leave, but in my opinion, you're missing out. Best of luck to you.
     
  4. Veil

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    After a long conversation with one of the only two friends that actually give a *squee!* about me. I might return someday. I won't explain cause it's too lengthy again. At this current moment in time, I cannot return, however. I have a lot of crap I getta get caught up on first. If I do return to this community, I will think of it as a fresh new start in the community since I can't explain what went wrong, to begin with. Maybe I just looked at wrong people in the community, or maybe I didn't get involved with the right ones? If I return I most likely return here. I might also try mlp forums, but that place...

    I also took time to read the replies.
     
  5. A Jewel of Rarity

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    We took the time to reply to this and try to convince you to stay, doesn't that at least show that there are some people on the forum that care?
    It's more than two people.
     
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    Good to see you trying to give this another shot. Though I suppose I could understand your mindset in some way. I too feel like everyone is against me too quite often. Though if anything, I have found that it was my own mind exaggerating the silent hate I feel I am getting as either non-existent, or isn't as huge as I was thinking. Either way, I know for a fact that life will cause *squee!* because the cancer of humans outside fandoms tend to outweigh those who join fandoms like this one and do make attempts to be friendly. But no matter what you choose to do, I do wish you the best. I may not know you as well as others who have been here longer than me, but I cannot say I don't care. If anything, everyone here is kinda like a family. One that is hard to forsake when you know they will not do anything to actively hurt you in any way.
     

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