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Author Topic: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?  (Read 16964 times)

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Every few month I come back here.

I'm sure there's so may new cliques and people that have no idea who I am. I'm just some guy who used to be on this forum a lot. I'm not especially AFP/DD-centric, so that's part of it. I'm into way too many different bands to be devoted only to one. But I didn't come here initially to talk Dresden Dolls, I came here because Seaann/whatever he's called now/ liked my youtube cover of Girl A. on guitar and I found a bunch of friendly, local, artsy folk.

Real life things happened in my life because of this forum.

Why am I having such a hard time coming back here? and staying?

It's not because of age. I turn 26 in a few months and yet I still love interacting with artists/enthusiasts/thinkers of any age.


Please. Engage me.
I want to be re-hooked. I love you people.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 05:46:20 AM »

I would like to say that the creative force is still here! (look a thtreads like morbids little stories) I suppose part of the problem is that things like twitter have taken over from specific forums....so this has become like a wierd little net colony...cut off from the main city.... also there is a noted trend towards the forum being filled with tonnes of chat about teen crushes, and individual talents are almost marginalised...
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 06:00:00 AM »

Thanks for the response but I just realized I posted this in the wrong subforum.... :(

This one works but....



actually, maybe the people I want to talk to are more likely to see it here.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010, 10:14:08 AM »

I don't know. I'm having a hard time too. At the moment I'm sticking around because I'm lonely, but I feel more lonely on here than I did before I came back this time.
There were a ton of cliques when I was around full-force, and it's really hard to cram yourself back in one, especially when you haven't figured them out yet.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2010, 11:07:08 AM »

never went away but it is far less openly friendly than it was ( tendency toawrds just becoming ignored and marginalised)
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 11:46:14 AM »

I'm still here
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2010, 04:34:38 PM »

I'm still here
Hey LOOK!  It's Joaquin Phoenix!




Anyhow, I blame Brittany.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2010, 04:48:58 PM »

I blame tofu and ankle socks.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2010, 04:50:37 PM »

I blame tofu and ankle socks.
So.....  If everyone were still wearing black&white striped tights, all would be right with the world?

Who knew...? :dontknow:
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2010, 09:02:09 PM »

What a coinkydink that you'd post this after my birthday.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2010, 09:07:52 PM »

this thread.

eta: + had uber crush on you back in the day.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2010, 09:19:53 PM »

What's eta?
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2010, 06:20:27 AM »

"edited to add"...?

Yes, I did Google it.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2010, 01:41:24 AM »

this thread.

eta: + had uber crush on you back in the day.

Wow. Well I find that very flattering, especially since I'm 100% certain this quoted comment is directed at somebody else. I'll be flattered anyway.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2010, 08:07:49 AM »


...

Anyhow, I blame Brittany.

Which means it's really Tim's fault,
he masterminds all the shenanigans from the VA crowd ...
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