Several years ago, I think it was in January 2010, I wanted to try out this 'roleplaying' thing. I had tried it before, but always gave up before the character sheet was even done. Anyway, I wanted to try my hand at FORUM ROLEPLAYING. It's a brand of roleplaying that takes place on a forum, in case that wasn't obvious. These roleplays tend to be rather freestyle, as the players literally write the story together. The GM writes out a backstory and concept for the roleplay, applicants submit their character sheet, and start roleplaying, and things just go on from there. New people may join in at any time as well, unless otherwise specified. My first try at a FORUM ROLEPLAY was on the Roblox forums. The roleplay was named Dragon Rain. Dragon Rain was a fun and hilarious experience for me. I admittedly abused the roleplay quite a lot, constantly having my character possessed by demons and try to kill everyone. If you go look for it, I'm sure you can find it. I joined in at around page 50 or so. Anyway, during my time on Dragon Rain, someone mentioned this site called DragonAdopters. I checked it out, created an account and adopted a few dragons. I very quickly lost interest in it, and didn't touch it again for years. I did at some point start drawing a comic about the events that occured on Dragon Rain.
You can probably guess what it is I'm talking about now. Regardless, I'm continuing.
I was born in 1995. I started first grade in 2001 at the age of 6, and started tenth grade in 2010. Just a funny pattern I thought I should mention. It isn't at all relevant. So when the tenth schoolyear drew to a close, I was presented with a choice. Linear education stopped here, so I had to pick a route. I naturally picked DH (Design and something with H). During this year, I started looking back. My first course of action was to check out DeviantArt. I had originally registered to follow the work of one of the best and most creative traditional artists I had ever seen. Sadly, I haven't heard from him in a while. That's not the point. I had decided to upload any piece of art I made at DH I deemed worthy. I eventually stopped doing this. At the same time, I was also returning to DragonAdopters, after almost a year. I checked out my old accout, and decided I wanted to do something cool with my dragons, and with a new account. You see, ever since I first came across My Little Investigations, I've been a big fan of the Ace Attorney series. Thinking it funny, and a little ironic, I named my first dragon, a water plesiodragon, Franziska von Karma. At first, it was just a thing I did, but it eventually turned out to be this huge conspiracy between me and some other dude. Appearently, a big organization had been killing off attorneys, turning them into dragons, and sending them to me. It really got out of hand when characters from an alternate universe popped up and started messing around. But let's not get into that. It was a private RP between me and a person I don't know that well. You know who you are, assuming you're even reading this!
Basically, I adopted dragons, and got really attached to them. I had created a small cast of really fleshed out characters from something that was originally just meant to be a joke. But that's not all. Only days after my return to DragonAdopters, I recieved a somewhat ominous PM. I'll try to recreate them from memory.
StarBurnAva: "So, are you like, new here?"
Me: "[content forgotten]"
StarBurnAva: "Have you heard of DeviantArt?"
Me: "I'll have you know, I've been registered to that site for quite a while now."
I'm pretty sure it went on for a little longer, but that's not important. What is important is that I had just made a friend. Now, let that sink in. This person, had persumably picked me out, out of numerous other new players, to befriend just like that! And I thought Pokemon's social pacing was optimistic! The scary part is that it worked. This person that contacted me out of literally nowhere with such a stupid message is now one of my valued friends. Now, I have a very loose definition of friends. Basically, the moment I'm aware of your existence, I think of you as a friend, and I'll give you quite a few chances before I give up and remove you from my friends list. It doesn't take a lot to get on my list of valued friends, but that's more of a mutual thing. It doesn't really demand any kind of explanation. Basically, befriending me isn't a hard task at all. However, it's still astonishing that this kind of conversation can lead to that. I doubt she thinks of me nearly as highly as I think of her, but that's only a minimal bother. The point is, DragonAdopters gave me a friend. And that friend is StarBurnAva.
So all in all, I have a very personal and emotional history with DragonAdopters. It has inspired so much creative juice in me, and has even served as an escape from the incredibly boring lectures at school. I feel like DragonAdopters has changed me quite a bit, while it actually hasn't. Appearently, I'm the same derp I've always been, just more stoic now. About an hour ago, I learned a horrifying truth. See, after I was done with DH, I kinda lost interest in DragonAdopters, and slowly passed away. I just wanted to have a look down memory lane... I wanted to join a roleplay and have some fun. I never expected this. I should have! It was all right there! Anyone with a brain should have been able to see it coming! I'm sad it had to be this way. Goodbye DragonAdopters. I will miss you. I will really truly miss you. I would tear up at this point, but I'm pretty sure I shed my last tear years ago. It's still pretty sad to see DragonAdopters go, though. I really wanted to do more stuff. Yeah, I know it'll be around until the end of September, but... Woah, that's a funny coincidence. www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU9JoF…
I'm sure if I'd paid closer attention, I would have found out sooner.