I am hereby tendering my letter of resignation from this relationship
by, 2nd August 2010 at 03:20 AM (2059 Views)
I've been a moderator on Bulbagarden Forums for a good several years. Six or seven now, I've lost count. During that time I've made friends, lost friends, done good things, done bad things, learned a lot, and had lots of fun. This, however, is the end.
I could say I'm leaving because I'm the only member of Bulbagarden's staff who thinks using the n-word is an infractable offense. I could say it's because a fellow staff member thinks that whether or not my emotions were a conscious choice is something he's entitled to have a personal opinion about. But it's really more that this forum, as a whole, frustrates me more than anything else in my life. It's not even just modding; reading the posts here, seeing people deny systematic racism and homophobia, seeing people gleefully state that Iris is a "Native monkey girl" and not even realize why that's a bad thing to say, leaves me filled with rage and anger. And it shouldn't, I know, because most of the people on this forum are barely-literate fourteen-year-olds whose parents should be better supervising their internet. It's not you. It's your parents.
Also, I have a new position moderating an RPG on another site, and that's eating up a lot of my time.
Therefore, I am hereby resigning my position as a moderator of Bulbagarden Forums. I probably won't continue posting, since there's really nothing that interests me around here that doesn't also infuriate me, and my blood pressure's too high these days. (Note that this is a prediction, not a promise.) However, I will leave a short list of goodbyes.
[B]Archaic:[/B] Thank you for buying me that copy of Pokemon Wonderland that one time.
[B]Blackjack:[/B] We may not be the best of friends these days, but I do remember fondly the good times we shared. Keep on keeping on.
[B]Tsutomu[/B], or whatever you're going by these days: You were an adorable troll. Have fun.
[B]Maxim:[/B] I know you're reading this. You're fucking creepy. I never thought you were even the slightest bit a good person, and your "Dogged Nice Guy" routine in which you portrayed me as an "Adorable Tsundere" with a secret crush on you? [I]REALLY DISTURBING.[/I] If I never hear from you again, it'll be too soon.
Also [B]SaturnYoshi[/B] is pretty cool. Just logged back in to say that.
And some more, which I'm adding as they come to mind:
[B]Ryuutakeshi:[/B] Sorry for banning you that one time, but you have to admit it was funny.
[B]Nekusagi:[/B] Actually, I changed your avatar on purpose because I wanted to see how you'd react, because you were lying about never checking Bulbagarden (we can see invisible users' activity, you know). (I didn't really expect the change to go through, so that part was the truth, but I intended for it to. I was surprised that it did, but it was a pleasant surprise.)
[B]Nando:[/B] You're probably not reading this, but you know that one time I posted on the Code Geass comm on LJ with a question about Nightmare of Nunnally and you replied? Your comment didn't disappear by a random fluke. I deleted it because you're a fucking jackass who gets off on falsely accusing other people of being pedophiles, possibly to cover up for yourself.
[B]Mozz:[/B] Where are you these days?
[B]Mamady:[/B] You do a great job with the server, and I just thought someone should let you know that. ♥
[B]TTEchidna:[/B] You are seriously unhinged, you know that?
[B]Gliscor'd:[/B] Oh my god, shut [I]up[/I].
Goodbye, Bulbagarden. It's been fun.
...and I guess I'm kind of an attention seeker, so I'll stick around about a day or so to read the comments and VMs I get. Hey, at least I'm more honest than SOME people who "left Bulbagarden forever".