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  Thursday, August 9th 2012 4:51 pm  
» Reflection
Mood: nostalgic
I'd just like to start off this blog by saying I'm currently being held at gunpoint by cindy to write it.

With that out of the way, hello Ragers! It's been over 2 years since I posted on this blog. But I thought it was time that I bring back my old tradition: the yearly birthday blog.

That's right, I turn 22 today. Honestly, it's kind of hard for me to even fathom. I was 15 years old when I joined this site. FIFTEEN years old. Just a kid starting my Sophomore year of high school.

It's kind of funny actually, I joined TVTome when I was 14 and was so amazed by the concept that it ignited a passion for web development in me. Coming here and getting to join the staff, working side by side with Sebrioth and seeing all the amazing things he could do only furthered that passion, so I ended up majoring in Web Development in college. I just graduated this past May, and now I work fulltime doing web development for an awesome company.

It blows my mind thinking that just by chance, 8 years ago I joined a website because I was bored and wanted to talk about Family Guy and it ended up changing my life forever. Literally, the life I live, the girl I've been dating for the past 3 years, and the happiness I have is all a direct result of that decision.

So I'd like to genuinely thank everyone here. I'm well aware that very few people will read this blog, but for those who do, or those who stumble upon it a few years from now, thank you. You all, in one way or another, had an impact on my life. TVTome and TVRage were quite often a place where I could feel accepted when I often felt very unaccepted in my real life. There's a reason that I'm still here after all these years when many others have left, and it's because this place and the people here feel almost like a second family to me. A comfort zone. And as long as it's around, I will be too. I love you guys.

So yes, it's my birthday, and there's a lot to celebrate. I'm very grateful.

Until next time Ragers,
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Posted on Thursday, August 9th 2012 5:05 pm 
Congratulation young whippersnapper! I remember when I was 22, actually no I don't. I am glad to hear you are doing what you like in your career. I got my degree in computer engineering many moons ago (think punch cards!) and loved my job until I ended up doing what I hate, management, while other young people did all the fun stuff.

So I tip my can of diet Mountain Dew to you and wish you many many more birthdays.


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Posted on Thursday, August 9th 2012 5:45 pm 
Happy birthday! Crazy how time flies, but awesome how Rage kind of impacted your future and whole life plan!

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Posted on Friday, August 10th 2012 3:30 am 
*Whew!* Finally I can put this gun down. I know you think I was bluffing, but I totally would have squirted you with it if I had to.

Happy birthday! I'm glad to have known you all of these years.

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Posted on Friday, August 10th 2012 3:42 am 
Happy Birthday, WiseCrack! You deserve all the happiness and good fortune you have.

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Posted on Friday, August 10th 2012 4:33 pm 
Happy Birthday!

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Posted on Friday, August 10th 2012 7:21 pm 
@Pentar Thanks man. It's definitely a great field but I can see how management could ruin it. I'm hoping to stay a developer for as long as possible.

@andrew, cindy, holophonor, & mystical thanks guys! I'm glad to have known all of you as well.

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Posted on Saturday, August 11th 2012 8:30 am 
Happy Birthday, old friend!

I've been MIA these last few years, but glad to see some people are still blogging around here

That's great that Rage has had such an impact on your life. Congrats on all your success and happiness, and I wish you the best of luck with everything!

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Posted on Monday, August 13th 2012 2:39 am 
Thanks dorkus! It's good to see you around here again. You have been missed.

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Posted on Sunday, September 2nd 2012 1:20 am 
Yo, it's Sonic Revolution.

So... it's crazy that I saw this blog. So yeah, I write for this website now. I've been doing articles for a few weeks now and I'm releasing another one tomorrow. It's really weird that I managed to end up back at the same place I came to after TvTome descended.

Thought I'd say hey, man.


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Posted on Tuesday, October 2nd 2012 1:14 pm 
It's so awesome to hear how this site has had an effect your life, in a good way of course. I have made so many friends here, and although I don't speak to most of them day to day it still makes me happy to think about the memories made.
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Posted on Thursday, November 15th 2012 7:39 am 
Happy birthday. It's late but not last.
Your life is truly an example of effect of internet on life.

RTA Cabinets


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Posted on Sunday, February 24th 2013 8:39 am 
Not sure if you'll see this WC, but screw it, I'll post it anyways.

I too can't believe I joined this site at 15. I just turned 23 this past January, and I never thought, the cynical prick I am, I would actually get nostalgic looking at all these posts, blogs, and memories from all these years. Fighting with Ryan about ps3 and xbox, to bitching about tv.com crap, to just chit chatting about everything under the sun. I truly do miss and appreciate those days. I too just stumbled on to tvtome when i was 14 purely out of boredom, never even bothering to sign up; just keeping track of my favorite shows at the time. Then I remember coming here to voice my frustrations on what tv.com had turned it into, and, out of nowhere, too built up a comfort zone among the community here.

I remember you, along with batz, puremaria, and super_cool were among the first to welcome me into this little cyber community. And even though I don't come here nearly as often as I once did, I still feel like it's a little bit of a second home every time I visit, and will still be around as long as this site stands. Best wishes to you man.

We should try to set up a Tvrage reunion if we can. Set a date and time where we can all meet in the post party, swamp stories, and catch up. Get in touch with all those mentioned, and all those I'm forgetting to mention at the moment (lol). Would be really cool.

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Posted on Monday, February 25th 2013 1:24 am 
Rsetter, what a twist of fate. I randomly decided to look at this blog again today for the first time since months (maybe since I wrote it), and by chance you wrote a comment on here just earlier today. What are the odds.

This site definitely sends me down a nostalgic road. The memories of "fighting" spammers with Super_Cool, MirrorKirby, BatmanBeyonder, MeatwadIsGod, and SonicRevolution (hey Sonic! just saw you commented as well. Good to see you bud), are oddly some of the warmest memories of my young adulthood. Coming here and meeting you guys, becoming a mod, etc, as well. It's so strange how much this stuff can mean to you later in life.

I used to come home from highschool and rush to my computer to see what spammer was "attacking" the TVTome family guy forums. It all seemed so important at the time. It may have been silly, but it meant something.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 30th 2013 6:55 pm 
So happy to see you doing so well. Right now it baffles my mind knowing that a 15yo was made moderator of this site. You see things differently when you're older I guess.



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