Since the... events... of last week, I thought it would be good to do something for the anniversary. At first, I thought about releasing a new RP on the 12th. Then I remembered I'm already OPing something else, my next idea isn't complete, and it has nothing to do with the CoM directly.
Then I thought about some kind of OOC festivities. Then I remembered the RPotY is in December, and I'm not creative enough to imagine more awards so quickly.
Then I thought about just telling you guys how I feel. While I did do that (see the bottom of the page), I remembered the most important thing about the CoM. It's not the nearly 500 pages, it's not the fun we've had on those pages, it's not even the RPs we've all done or how I feel on the matter.
The most important thing... is the fact that there is a "we" to talk about. A year ago, I was ending my first open RP and thinking how I could keep in touch with the guys & girls that were involved. Since I couldn't for the life of me imagine how to connect Plot Point A with Plot Point C while going through B, I was a bit in a funk and WOULD NOT keep using the same OOC.
After almost a week of deliberating on where to take the story or what to do, I came up with the idea for an RP group. Inspired by the Titans group, we were going to use this thread as a launching point for new RPs and a place to chat in-between them. Little did I know what it would become. The CoM is... well, why don't I let you guys say it?
"If I never went on NS 2 years ago when my friend told me about it, like I was considering because the gameplay side looked lame, if I never tentatively entered the P2TM asking for someone to show someone new the ropes so I could OP my own, if I never met you glorious bastards during my quest, I don't know what would become of me. You all have inspired me to think outside the box, to create whole new freaking worlds, and to remember never to stare at the air.
"Specifically, in being the first friends I'd made on this site, I'd like to thank Setinel and Atria for the inFamous RP, letting this Xbox pleb in on some PS fun. As well as The Grey Wolf, Ulvenes, and everyone from every incarnation of War Gears, letting me know that I didn't always have to play FPS protagonist-like characters all the time and I could even RP a girl. Also the group from Grim Reaper Academy, the longest-standing group of friends I've had here. I'll never forget you guys, and I'll always remind Nat-Spi that we need a reboot.
"Almost done, I'd like to thank everyone for putting up with my 11th grade self OPing Martial Magic Academy, the original. My first open RP was fairly successful, inspired me to reboot it, and made me love you guys enough to found the CoM.
"And I can't forget you, glorious reader! Without every one of you, we wouldn't be so big. People know us. We get referenced. Talked about. We should have a ficking TVTropes page by now! Anyways, thanks for everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. From the idle chatter, RP ideas, and non-hateful arguments that still get us banned, I love all of you. And I hope it doesn't have to end."
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