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Runner
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Post 1 written Jan 25, 2012 at 05:33
Decided to come back around to the old place after such a long time away and I just wanted to take the chance to say something to anyone who may read this;

Thank you sincerely for being such a valuable part of my early internet experience. You see, I'm a rather old member having joined around 2007. That means that, at my time of joining, I was no older than eleven years of age. If memory serves me correctly then that would make this the first forum I ever became an active member of.

Though literal years have passed since my time of relatively high activity, I have not forgotten the various moments of real value I shared with the other users here on AVP freaks. As previously mentioned this was my first forum and I was as ignorant as one would expect a child with no prior history of forum use to be. I didn't even have any idea how to upload an avatar for myself. But my ignorance is part of why this sight and its users are, in hindsight, truly amazing and rare people to me; They tolerated and encouraged me in everything I did, going so far as to give me council on the most trivial of matters. When I was upset I knew I was free to post a thread about it with the assurance that the responses would be civil and helpful. When I was happy I knew this to be a place where others would share in my joy. While these things may be taken for granted by some I genuinley enjoyed having these privileges. In the mind of myself as a child it was a beautiful and amazing thing. Total strangers were capable of showing, without any motive other than their own goodness, compassion and understanding not always shown by those offline.

Everyone who used to frequent this forum helped me grow in some way and for that I extend my eternal gratitude and love to them. However, I would like to single out one in particular; VenomX. Venom, you were a rolemodel to my younger self and, in many ways, still are to the sixteen year old self that is posting this now. I recall quite fondly (and with a degree of something like embarrassment) the pains I put you through due to my aforementioned inability to upload an avatar of my own. But you never complained. No, instead you uploaded my picture for me and never once questioned my competence or intellect. You were a builder, you see, always building up upon me instead of tearing me down when I could not succeed on my own. You are to this day the kindest administrator I have ever had the great pleasure of encountering, and for that I can't summon the words of thanks necessary.

Anyway, I see the forum is presently rather lifeless. That is alright though, in my mind, as it lived a very long and rich life with its small yet devoted community. I will not be returning to anything remotely resembling activity, but I wish everyone the best for and beyond the duration of this community's existence. I hope my words are read and taken to heart by at least one, for at least one person must know the very special influence they have had on my life. If that occurs then I will be content.

Goodbye, all of you amazing people. I love you and wish you nothing but luck and health and prosperity in life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


-The child this village helped raise, Warrior1000.
http://warrior3k.mybrute.com (touch please =D )

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Post 2 written Feb 16, 2012 at 04:40
Hey, nice to see you again!

*waves*
Keen incisions, I deliver! Unscathed organs, I deliver! Repossessions, I deliver! I'm the Repo, Legal Assassin!

Ravager
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Post 3 written Feb 18, 2012 at 23:29
I couldn't have said it better myself. This forum has effected my life a lot, and is the best forum i've ever been on. The community is so great and has given me many memories. Every time I get back on here I am filled with nostalgia. I can't believe I was 10 years old when I first joined and now I am 15. Wow lol.
Jonesy!

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Post 4 written Feb 21, 2012 at 07:41
I'll add in my kudos to VenomX, Red Giant and all the others who have made this forum a great place.

One of the few forums I have been on where I was not worried about being berate over any random topic.

On another note... coolalien, you were 10 when you joined? Makes me feel old lol. I was 22 when I joined and am 29 now lol. Heck, I think I was at least 16 when I first started playing AVP 1 online. Time passes so quickly...
Keen incisions, I deliver! Unscathed organs, I deliver! Repossessions, I deliver! I'm the Repo, Legal Assassin!

Ravager
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Post 5 written Feb 23, 2012 at 10:08

On another note... coolalien, you were 10 when you joined? Makes me feel old lol. I was 22 when I joined and am 29 now lol. Heck, I think I was at least 16 when I first started playing AVP 1 online. Time passes so quickly...
Yeah lol. I looked back on some old threads, and I honestly don't know how you peeps read my posts. I was terrible at typing and spelling back then.
Jonesy!

Captain
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Post 6 written Feb 29, 2012 at 06:57
It is certainly sad to read all this, considering how alive this site used to be. Its obvious that AVP Galaxy diverted all the traffic, but I have stopped posting on there for a few years year.

What ruined it for me is all the bickering and sad debates that still go on about universes, cannon, this does count, that doesn't count, this is wrong, this is right and all the endless debates. It sucked all the enjoyment out of these movies and almost stopped me being a fan altogether. Though I still remain a fan, I am just am not as big as I used to be when I 1st joined up, even when the 'Predators' was released, I was not bothered by it. When AVP-R came out, I could not get enough, even a dark grainy, blurry photo had me craving for more.

But I do miss this site for its community, this site had the more intelligent fans, though there was debates, it never went as far as some stuff did (and still does) on Galaxy.

If it wasn't for this site, I don't think I would have made it through university, this place felt like home and there was a lot of great people to talk to about problems, granted I complained a bit (though I still do, except its now a crumby dead end job I am in, and I wont go further) but this place had a great feeling to it, to bad we all never meet each other in real life.

I was 19 turning 20 when I 1st joined this place, I remember when I was here for like a month and it felt like forever had gone by. I am now 25 and 3 months old. I have not been on here the longest but when half a decade goes by, that's just something.

I don't think I will do a 'goodbye' since I am still going to be around, who knows what may happen in the future?

One last thing, I do find it funny is that when I joined, I 1st heard about an 'Aliens: Colonial Marines' game, and we are still waiting.



Until next time, this is Mr. Weyland, signing off......

Captain
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Post 7 written Mar 4, 2012 at 18:05
The one thing I love about this site is that I can track from when I thought it was hip and cool to abbreviate stuff when typing, to doing it less and less. Gosh, I think I was like going into 6th grade when I joined, and now I'm graduating High school in June.
The Sun is up, the Sky is blue. It's beautiful and so are you.

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Post 8 written Mar 13, 2012 at 00:28
and now I'm graduating High school in June.  

Let me just say then, a future congrats on when you graduate!
Keen incisions, I deliver! Unscathed organs, I deliver! Repossessions, I deliver! I'm the Repo, Legal Assassin!

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Post 9 written Mar 15, 2012 at 01:04
I just started high school this year. I was in 4th grade when I joined this website... Wow.
Jonesy!

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Post 10 written Mar 22, 2012 at 03:51
Modified:  Mar 22, 2012 at 03:52
I just started high school this year. I was in 4th grade when I joined this website... Wow.

It's so crazy, right?
The Sun is up, the Sky is blue. It's beautiful and so are you.

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