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by , 23rd December 2011 at 02:10 PM (368 Views)
So, it's been six-and-a-half months since I left this place "for good", but since it's the Christmas holiday once again, I thought I'd return and see how this place has been a bit more thoroughly.

But less about you guys, since you guys would already know how it's been like, and more about me.

I've been to university; and whoo boy is it different. Now that everybody's an adult, we're much less inhibited to doing the things we like, and I learned that the hard way. Mostly in the form of people swearing a lot more often than they did in high school, almost to the level that appears here on the Internet. I could "talk shit like a sailor" and "nobody would fucking bat an eye".

Meanwhile, my algebra class in university has been brutal. Especially the assignments - people on average have been getting 50 or 60 percent on them, sometimes even less than 50. The professor actually allowed us to resubmit assignments without penalty for this reason, and a 69% (14.5/21) I achieved on a test got bell-curved to a 98%.

I've learned that it's not a good idea to bring food you can't or won't eat to university. If food sits for too long in a fridge, it will rot.

I also joined reddit, thanks to other people in the Math Club. You'll find me on /r/pokemon and elsewhere as Smuglord.

I also got caught up in the HAVA media scandal in which I found out that Bulbagarden was covertly doing things I had no idea about because I wasn't ever involved in the other portions of the community besides fan fiction and the video games and casually editing Bulbapedia. In fact, I'm the author of this post.

But now, I suppose I must curse myself again for being so ignorant. Even if such things were "a huge coverup", in the big scheme of Pokémon fandom politics, it's small fry. The fact that Bulbagarden is owned by HAVA Media has not yet affected my experience here on the forums, although that could be attributed to the fact that I don't visit the large majority of said forums. Eventually, Bulbagarden did confess to everything, even if they did cover it up for a while. If it's Bulbapedia that TTEchidna and the other editors were concerned about, I'll help in any way that I can. Most of their arguments come down to a difference in ideology, which I've now realized I do not share. And more importantly, it's not fair to blame the regular members of the forum, which I'm more familiar with than the general staff, for a problem that's mainly in the staff and management.

But most importantly of all, that's all over now, and I'm willing to let flygons be flyg--*shot* <- you get my point.

Meanwhile, I also changed my username here to Smuglord to match my new Poké-identity elsewhere. As nobody else liked that meme anymore, I decided to run with it. (As a refresher, for those of you in the old guard, you'd know me as Zekurom.)

I am not here to say I'm coming back as an active member anytime soon; but a short visit is not out of order.

How are you guys, by the way. If you have anything to tell me, you can put it here or on a VM.

See you guys on the boards,
Smuglord

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