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  1. Harmonious

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    Hello everyone. I used to be active on here in 2013 and I have to say it was probably one of the most interesting experiences of my life. If I could choose anytime to go back to it would be the time when I would chat with people for hours in the now gone chatroom of this site. That may sound weird but, back then there wasn't really anything wrong in my life. I actually felt like I was a part of a community, and to be honest I was probably into My Little Pony more for the community than I was for the show. I made many friends on this site unfortunately none of whom I'm still friends with. I had been banned twice, on the first account, BluePonyTears, I was found to be underage and banned. Then I made a new account called AxOS7 (I think, I can't find that profile anywhere) and got banned for ERP (stupid I know). I'm no longer a brony and haven't been ever since I got banned. When I lost the connection to the community I lost my love for the show. And I never really made any good links with anyone I knew on the site.

    There has never been a single community or friend group that I've been apart of that's ever come close to how wonderful this one was back in 2013. I felt apart of something. Honestly now I feel I bar myself too much from being able to make friends on the internet like I could before, but even then I've never been good at it. Now, no community is really based around anything I care about like this site was. No online chat is the same. It's all Discord now, but Discord doesn't feel the same.

    Coming back to this site and seeing all the accounts I used to talk to makes me sad. If only I could find something like this again. It's upsetting seeing the site practically dead (from what I can see) and the chat room gone. I've been wanting to try and reconnect with people I used to know, but most accounts they linked are since dead. Oh well.

    Just wanted to pour my heart out on this subject, since none of my friends would be interested and think I complain too much already. This is my personal thanks to this site for giving me such a good time back in the day. Honestly this site most likely partially formed me into the person I am today, and I'm glad it did. I don't think I'll ever find anything as pure and great as the chat was back then. Thank you.

    I must add that, I was never really known on this site, just hung out and lurked in chat. Made some friends, got banned, then left.
     
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    I wish I could say "you're welcome", but 2013 was well before I first got here. :cool:
     
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    Mostly every from that time is gone unfortunately. Except for some mods and the site owner.
     
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    yeah not the same
     
  6. Vanagandr

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    This site was amazing back in the day. Felt more like a home than my meatspace home.
    This site and this fandom honestly changed my life, and introduced me to people I still consider close friends.
     
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    Plus a few who weren't. This place was rather volcanic when I got here, and I don't mean in terms of membership. >^_^<
     
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    I joined a year after 2013, so I can somewhat see where you're coming from. This place has certainly changed during my presence when I was around. Members come and go, and unfortunately, disappear without a trace. It's rather bittersweet to me from my perspective. Lately I've been cherishing the memories I've made here and I gotta say, I want to re-live those moments in real time. I still made a handful amount of friends in the end over the years and how much the site and fandom greatly impacted me. But alas, people's interests can change overtime and events in real life effect it as well.

    (EDIT: Slightly off-topic, this is my 26,000th post, how strange is that.)
     
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    An offhand mention of this site from Nikkou was what ended up bringing me here. No excuse; I was bored.
     
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    I still come back here occasionally. I do miss it sometimes.
     
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    This place is deader than my heterosexuality. I'm just popping in 'cause I'm bored.
     
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    Admitably, I am missing how things use to be too. It's partly why I don't post super frequently anymore. There really is no point to, other than to occasionally lurk.
     
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    I can't really say I know how things used to be, since I got here at the tail end of things.
     
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    Understandable. You did join during the waning point of EP's life. I joined around the time the decline just began to happen, so stuff was still rather active for a while.
     
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    The peak was Season 2, at least according to what I've heard. I joined on Alicorn Day, the Season 3 finale.
     
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    Honestly I don't doubt it. Season Two was about the point the brony fandom exploded and really grew~ The rest is history at this point.
     
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    How much of that was due to Discord (the raw chaos, not the chat-site)? Just out of curiosity.
     

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