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This wouldn’t be an Azuviin memories thread if there wasn’t an artwork for it.
There’s so much I want to say but at the same time I have no idea what to say. This site was literally my first introduction to the internet. I signed up when I started year 7, and it’s ending when I’m graduating year 12. My Pokemon obsessed 11 year old self decided to sign up to comment on the articles, and slowly eased to interacting with others on the forums. I was so anxious but I’m so glad I did it because it led me onto this beautiful journey.
My time on the internet is probably something like 80% Azurilland 20% everything else. If I didn’t have Azurilland I’m not sure what I would be doing on the internet other than wasting time. I’m a pretty simple person with very few interests, Pokemon.. art.. that’s basically it. I honestly can’t imagine how different my life would have been if Azurilland didn’t exist.
I’ve had some bad times but the forums saved me and helped me go on. This is such an amazing community, and I always felt safe and thought about. I wouldn’t be the person I am without Azurilland. It’s helped me grow up through my teenage years.
Marriland/Azurilland has inspired my creativity tremendously. I would be nowhere near where I am now artistically if it wasn’t for this site. I’ve learnt so much about art. The inspiration and encouragement from all the wonderful users here have brought me so far. Even the smallest mentions of my art makes me feel really special. I can’t express how much the forums have helped me grow creatively, and I’m so thankful for that.
I was incredibly fond of the creative boards, which I worked so hard in an attempt to revive. I poured so much effort into it, prioritising it over every single other responsibility I had in life. There was a small period of time when the creative boards really flourished, for Azurilland activity standards. But things eventually got out of hand I guess, I got my priorities wrong, expectations were too high and I burned myself out rather quickly. I stopping putting effort into the creative boards and it showed, the activity left when I left.
My fondest memory was the invitation to become a moderator, which was only a few months after I joined. I can’t even describe the feeling, I was still relatively new and young so it came out of nowhere. Being a moderator on this site was an absolute privilege. I have had some rough inactive periods, but my passion for keeping the site thriving has always remained the same. Thank you so much to all of the staff members who have poured their heart and souls into the site, and for being like family to me.
I resigned because I was being sent to a mental hospital for a month and obviously had no free access to the internet. I was expecting to come back after I was discharged, but I was no longer a moderator, meaning I was free from responsibilities. I decided I should take a break and take this time for myself instead of immediately getting back to work. While I miss being a moderator, this was definitely the best decision at the time. I kept trying to achieve more than I could handle, and it just burnt me out and made me feel terrible.
I’m incredibly awful at keeping up with clubs, I’ve been really inactive and kicked out of most of them. But the Paws and Claws tribe holds a really special place in my heart. Social anxiety is strong, especially online for me, but in PCT I somehow managed to break free from my anxiety riddled self and speak out and have actual conversations with people. I genuinely made some friends I enjoyed talking to and it just felt so magically comfortable.
Even though we’re moving to a new place I’m still really torn up that we’re leaving Azurilland behind.
Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart. Let’s look forward to a brighter future together.
Another good read. It's great that these forums could be something to have such a positive effect on your life! I hope you always remember that you've been a big part of the creative boards and made a good presence there for people to enjoy. Seeing you around has always been a delight. I really hope you know that. Thank you, Michelle!
Seeing what this site has done positively to people always makes me smile. It makes everything feel worthwhile.
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"You represent the Ground type! The Ground type is all about balance. Like the very Earth you stand on, you are careful and deliberate about your actions. Your patience is a virtue, and you rarely lose your balance when navigating tricky waters. However, you remain an enigma, Ground type. Be sure to communicate your wisdom to others, and perhaps they can assist you in turn. You are somewhat isolated due to your introspective nature. You have a strong sense of self, and are rather stubborn when forced to deviate from the course you know to be correct. Again, remember others' perspectives, Ground type. There is more to the Earth than the ground we walk on, after all."