Rambling and thank you

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I'm not sure what compelled me to come back here. rnrnMy name is Jake, I'm 19 years old and I've had this account since 2009, nearly a decade at the time of writing this. rnrnWhen I made this account, I was in the fourth grade. Today I'm a college sophomore majoring in GIS at Tarleton State University. I like the outdoors, kayaking and hiking specifically. A lot has happened to me in the past 10 years but I want to write about this website and its impact on me. rnrnI was 10 when I created this account. Back when there were no forums (shocking, right?) I don't remember many other accounts, but I'm sure if I open my friends list I will be hit with a wave of nostalgia I am not yet ready to drown in. There were no points and ratings or whatever. It was just games people played and the comment sections of them. Bet you can open up Doodieman or Splitter 2 and find my childhood thoughts in the form of weird comments. rnrnThe opening of forums was a gateway to me. It was were I would go after school and respond to all my friends and my clan (FBG$ for life!!!) It was an important sense of community and belonging that every child needs. I invited my brother and my friend Chase to make accounts so they could get in on the action as well. I can't remember their usernames but I will someday. rnrnThese games were by all means my childhood. Every day was a new flash game, a new high score to beat, a new friend made, and always great time had. I don't remember why I left in 2013. Maybe my 7th grade self was too cool. I had bought an xbox and minecraft was all the rage, nobody is playing computer games anymore! rnrnI logged back on 3 years ago. 2016. I was a sophomore in high school.It was the same thing as now, but a few more people online. I only recognized one person, and I don't even remember who they were now.rnrnThis feels like a poor way to end my rambling but I don't know why I bother. The last post on the forums was 5 months ago. 5 months from now it will be January 2020. Who knows how much longer this site will be up? Who knows how much longer before people forget their login info, or even if this website existed? I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff, leaving my mark in the most obscure places. One time I wrote "Jake was here" on top of a door frame. Who the hell is gonna look up there? Few people if anybody will see this message but I hope those who do leave a reply, or get in contact with me on social media. It's nice having someone to share nostalgia with. rnrnSo yeah, I guess this is it. Keep in touch if you'd like to hear more stories and experiences. I've got plenty, believe me. Special thanks to everybody for making my childhood full of wonder, community, laughter, and excitement.rnrn-JakernrnInstagram: @jacobdoesitallrnSnapchat: hake.jines