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A Farewell to Equestria, a Farewell to the Forums, and a Farewell to You.

DryGuy84 (Inactive)

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What do I say about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic?

 

It's a warm, funny, and relaxing show not afraid to tackle real issues. It has a character for everyone to relate to personally, as well as situations that accommodate for those feelings too. Everyone has presence, motivations, personality, etc. to make them feel alive. Most of us wouldn't have ever thought that we would enjoy a show about pastel ponies as much as we did. The show is only a fraction of what "MLP" means to me, though. The fandom itself is what makes this show shine as bright as it does.

 

I became a fan of the show after watching my very first episode Dragonshy, yet I didn't really get sucked in until I learned about Derpy's appearance in The Last Roundup. I never had seen a series be so dedicated to its fans, so I decided I'd look into it. I was greeted with open arms by the very people on these forums. It was the first time I took an active role in any fandom, and it couldn't have come at a better time.

 

I was going through a downward spiral of depression, anger, and sadness. I was just looking for a way out of dealing with the stress of my familial problems (since resolved). On these forums I found people to talk to, I found people who cared. I loved it. So why am I leaving?

 

Well, I have responsibilities now that I didn't before, but that's not the entirely why I'm making my departure now. My biggest reason is simply due to lack of interest in terms of discussion. My interests have shifted immensely, and, with my ever-growing attachment to the anime industry becoming clear, I feel like I've lost the spark to continue with the show. So why'd I come back at all?

 

Well, I came back to give you guys a proper send-off after seeing Tommy Oliver's video on Appleloosa's Most Wanted. I wasn't angry offended by what I saw; I was just reminded of the times I've had on here. That was when I decided I needed to confront the issue of my year-long absence head on. You all deserved a better farewell than what I had given you.

 

So here it is. It's just me pouring my heart out about how much MLP means to me, how much my time in the fandom means to me, and how much these forums mean to me. You've all helped me grow both emotionally and mentally. You made me a better, more complete person.

 

I learned how to be more confident in my opinions, while still being respectful. I learned I wasn't alone in the world. Even while writing this I learned that this place holds many dear memories to me. It's full of wonderful people, willing to help or console someone at the drop of a hat. This all just made everything so much harder for me. I'm not too upset anymore, though. After all, this isn't "Goodbye forever," it's more of a "Farewell for now."

 

From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I will truly cherish every moment I've had on here, as well as those whom I've had the pleasure of conversing with. I wish you all well, and this has been Dry Colt signing off of his blog and the forums for the final time. ;)

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I said this to you recently, and I'll say this to you again. You're a really great friend, and I highly respect you. Respect you for going out with your head high and not burning bridges. Respect you because you're a really great, caring friend. :D I can tell through your text how genuine your personality is, and I highly commend you for piercing through your hiatus and diving in for one final episode.

 

With that, I wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors! May we cross paths in the near-future. :D

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I said this to you recently, and I'll say this to you again. You're a really great friend, and I highly respect you. Respect you for going out with your head high and not burning bridges. Respect you because you're a really great, caring friend. :D I can tell through your text how genuine your personality is, and I highly commend you for piercing through your hiatus and diving in for one final episode.

 

With that, I wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors! May we cross paths in the near-future. :D

 

You've always been respectful, concise, and earnest in your responses. I'm not going to lie and pretend this decision was easy, honestly I'm a bit choked up even as I type this. However, I'm glad I have met people willing to stick by my side even after I leave. 

 

Thanks for everything, pal. I respect you immensely as well, and hope to see you around the internet. Stay safe, and stay classy, DQ.  

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It's sad to see my friends all leaving this place. I may very well take my leave as well soon enough, but I'll miss you, dude. I wish you nothing but the best in the future. Good luck, bro.

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Hey Dry Colt!
I have seen you around the forums, but never quite got to know you. However, I do wish you the best anyways and hopefully you have a good time away from the forum!
Goodbye! We'll miss you!

 

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It's sad to see my friends all leaving this place. I may very well take my leave as well soon enough, but I'll miss you, dude. I wish you nothing but the best in the future. Good luck, bro.

 

Thanks, I wish you the best as well Geek.

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Hey Dry Colt!

I have seen you around the forums, but never quite got to know you. However, I do wish you the best anyways and hopefully you have a good time away from the forum!

Goodbye! We'll miss you!

 

 

Thanks, I'll try my best not to lose my head.

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You've been great to all of us here man. I and others are happy to see you pay these forums at least one last time before you move on to something else. Wherever you go, may it give you a great time, Dry Colt.

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You've been great to all of us here man. I and others are happy to see you pay these forums at least one last time before you move on to something else. Wherever you go, may it give you a great time, Dry Colt.

 

Thank you, Nuke. I'm glad leaving here hasn't caused any malice between any of us. It really goes to show just how great this fandom has been to me. Take care, and feel free to contact me at anytime.

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