Yes, that day has finally come for me. We might as well start by looking at my past.
So over a year ago, say, in January 2013 I practically became a brony. It was the time when I first learned about the newest incarnation of My Little Pony. I still remember when I was a kid my sisters used to play with ponies, and THAT, my fellow bronies, is when I last heard/thought about ponies. Really. I mean it! For some reason I had been able to avoid all the pony stuff up until that day. Sure, someone might've simply said "pony", or that but I never looked at MLP videos or any material related to the My Little Pony franchise. In real life it's a whole other story than in internet. As I received my own PC at the end of 2011, I eventually began using the internet more, eventually leading to the point I see ponies everywhere, so I had to find out. I had not been a member of any fandom before, except Sonic, although VERY casually. I didn't have any online friends. So, back to the point, I first thought it was another of those memes I also saw around, but then I found out it was a legit thing. I watched a few episodes and got hooked. Ever since I've kept it a secret, although I DON'T consider myself a brony, since I'm not into the franchise/merchandise. I just like ponies. But nevertheless, that's what developed my interest in ponies and I also joined my first pony forum in July that year, when a new friend of mine, also a brony, introduced me to it. We however cut our friendship later, when we couldn't be together...
Now, onto the actual point of my goodbye message. So when I joined that forum I learned more and more about the brony community, as I grew with it. I was a very fresh brony since most have been with it since 2011/2012. I loved the forum so much I spent most of my time there and even bought a subscription. By also this time I had been starting to use Steam more, in which I also created an account around the same time I got my PC. But what I mean is I started logging in more regularly. In fact, I had no use for Steam before, and I don't remember any of my account's creation. Anyways. One of my friends in that forum let me know about MLP Forums, so I had a peek. I always thought the community of that forum was a bit more casual, not so much for RP and the MLP atmosphere, so I wanted a change and created an account here too. I eventually left that forum for keeps a year after registering. I just had enough. But now, unfortunately, I will wave goodbye here as well. Why? Read the below paragraph.
I now learned something about myself. I'm not a forum person type. While that first forum created the base for my online friend network, especially by having a chat, I now noticed that Steam is the place I like to be at. It's great for privacy, and it has the chatting system, which MLP Forums lacks. And as I just mentioned, I'm not a forum person type so I haven't spent much time here. I thought I would've blent more and more into the MLP community but I didn't, after all. There was also some dramatic events that prevented me from coming here. Even so, I haven't been around much lately, haven't posted or done anything. Just checking if I have any notifications. This is like a second Facebook for me. I don't chat there either. So all this time I've been using Steam and I have to say it's my main focus now. ALL of my online friends are there. I made all my friends there, and kept just a small part of the friends I made in the first forum.
But now, it's over. I give up. Not because I haven't spent much time here or that I should, but it's just, I only use forums if I need them for something. I didn't need MLP Forums. I just signed up to see if I would come up with something. I found it hard to make friends, too. But before I go, I have to thank the forum, it was really refreshing and is incredibly active, on a whole other level than the other forum (which I loved too, considering the subscription and all). I wanna tell that keep up the good work on being a child-friendly forum which has nice people around (even though I did not witness all of it).
So, that's all I had to say. I'm not abandoning the brony fandom, nor do I consider myself a brony. Sounds weird, but basically means that ponies just helped me get friends, as it's such a friendly fandom. Now it only serves as...um...how should I put it. Well, I just like ponies.
If you wish to chat, find me on Steam. Link on my profile.
P.S. I even sent an application to join the administration but I wonder why I never got a reply... "2-3 weeks" they said but it has already passed. But I don't care anymore, I wouldn't have been a good mod anyway. ^^'