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12th Anniversary

Hey everyone! I'm back for what was supposed to be a yearly post on my anniversary here but I forgot last year and didn't realize it until a few weeks after the fact. A lot has happened in the last two years so first, I guess I'll start with a quick overview.

Let's see, in November of 2013, I would have been a few months into working my old security job again. I had been working for a small engineering firm in NYC but was let go as they weren't doing well and I was the least experienced one there. I wasn't overly upset since I wasn't terribly happy there so it wasn't a big loss. I spent a a few months working on some sites with a friend in England (namely VGFacts and The Spriters Resource) and then my old boss found out what happened and offered to get me back on with security. That job took me through December 2014.

In December of last year, a good friend of mine left his current job for a new one and called me to see if I wanted his position at the company he was leaving. I said absolutely and sent him my resume to forward to his boss. That same day, I got a call from the boss, went in for an interview and to fill out some paperwork, and was offered the job on the spot. :) I've been there and very happy since December 8 (so a year in just a few weeks) and am very thankful (yay subtle Thanksgiving reference!) for the way things turned out. It's an IT consulting company and I've really been enjoying the work, clients, and coworkers.

I guess that sums up the major life events of the last two years pretty well. I briefly alluded to some web development which was also a pretty major (and ongoing) event but otherwise, things have been pretty routine (in a good way) so let's move on to the other reason I'm here today - you guys.

It seems that no matter how long I go between visits, something always draws me back here. I still occasionally find myself going back and just reading through old content on myOtaku and here and remembering that period of my life fondly. Especially around this time of year, I find myself missing the friends I made though these sites so, for as long as I'm still able, I do at least want to check in and say hello. We have a reunion day planned for OB so if you were ever active there, check it out. Maybe we can try to arrange something similar for the old groups we had here too?

12 years is a long time and many of you joined around the same time I did. So, how many of you are still around? How are you all doing? I hope you're all doing well, have a happy Thanksgiving, a wonderful holiday season, and a great new year to come!

10 Years...

It's been 10 years since I joined this site and I really can't even believe that's possible. An entire decade of my life, and the majority of my online life, has included this site (and its sister sites) in some capacity. I made some incredible friends, had some great moments, learned a lot, and even took over OB in that time and I wouldn't have it any other way.

It's those friends I want to touch on here today though. I've lost touch with many (or most, really) of you over the years but I certainly haven't forgotten about you. Every once in a while, I'll wind up clicking on myOtaku and just browsing a bit, immediately being hit with a surge of nostalgia and I remember those days fondly. Sure, there was some drama but what community is entirely without it? For the most part though, we had a really good group of tight-knit people and some awesome clubs and such that sprang up as a result. Every time I start thinking about things like THAT, I start to miss those old days.

I'd love to reconnect with everyone and hopefully, I'll be able to do so at some point but in the mean time, let me just leave you with this: Thank you all for being such a huge part of my life over the past 10 years. Whether we've talked recently or it's been years, this site and its community definitely had a hand in raising me and I enjoyed every minute of it.

And to those I've known the longest - my earliest friends from the myO days (you know who you are) - an extra special thank you goes to you. I miss you all so hopefully we can reunite soon!

A Short Story

It was a bright and sunny day in Bikini Bottom. Spongebob was up early to get ready for a fun day at Jellyfish Fields with Patrick. He got their nets together, met Patrick at the corner, and they rode their bikes to the fields. Eager to catch the fabled Queen jellyfish, they brought their best equipment.

They found the Queen jellyfish and tried to sneak up on her. After getting close though, they saw she had a small pink jellyfish with her, wearing a tiara. The Queen jellyfish was not only real, but she had a daughter! This Princess jellyfish was just as majestic as her mother and upon seeing them together, Spongebob and Patrick gave up their quest to let them live in peace happily ever after. The end.

P.S. I'm sure you can figure out the inspiration for this seemingly random piece ^_^

A Typical Conversation with the Bossman

A Typical Conversation with the Bossman

[02:52 PM] Adam: exxxxxcellent
[02:52 PM] Petie: Haha, glad you like it.

Happy New Year!

Hey! Happy 2012 everyone ^_^