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    I joined this website to stalk my bf but I've realized the real bfs were the new memories and friends I made along the way

    It's been almost a year since I joined this website and I'm writing something now because I know I'll probably forget to do it when the actual day rolls around.

    A year ago, I used my super sleuthing powers to eavesdrop on a conversation between my bf and his roommate.

    "So how's that gbatemp website doing?"

    Hmm, Gbatemp....,
    I thought to myself.

    Later, my internet search history would be filled with terms such as Pbakemp, TbaPimp, and gaming website for zelda lovers. Did I mention my super sleuthing powers? I found this website only a few hours later, a feat which would have taken innumerable seconds for any mere mortal with average short term memory ability.

    Truth be told, I was never really into video games -- that is until grad school. They say education is transformative but all a master's did was force me to find new ways of procrastination, this time in the form of steam sales and creeping on boys in a relationship with me. My original reasons for joining here weren't completely kosher (let's be honest to ourselves cauli, they were pretty off the rails crazy) but in the year I've been here, I've grown fond of this place. I love the open but respectful dialogue (good work, mods), I love the huge scope of discussion topics, I love reading reviews of new games and looking at memes of old ones. I love the community, the people and the art and the random stories and the inside jokes. I̶ ̶l̶o̶v̶e̶ ̶u̶s̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶e̶a̶r̶c̶h̶ ̶f̶u̶n̶c̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶m̶a̶g̶i̶c̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶k̶n̶o̶w̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶S̶O̶s̶ ̶h̶o̶b̶b̶i̶e̶s̶. I practically live in the edge of the forum.

    2020 kinda really super sucked but gbatemp was always a source of friendly faces and quick laughs. Happy early cake day to me. Never change, Gibatimp, never change.
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    More messy sketchin' on the wacom.

    precise lines are hard.

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    Playing around on a wacom tablet. I call this one, "panda bear, red version"

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    Video game location naming vs the real life

    Before this whole virus shutdown happened, my boyfriend and I would try to go hiking every weekend. We were driving to a park one such Saturday when we passed by a small sign on the side of the road -- RACCOON LAKE: 5 MILES.

    "Racoon lake? I wonder what that is," the bf said.

    I checked the map on Google Maps. "Eh. Just looks like a little lake with one road going in and out. It doesn't even look like there's any trails to hike on."

    But it was too late. The gears in the brain of the bf had already started to spin.

    "But RACCON lake? Why would someone name it raccoon lake," the bf mused, gazing wistfully at the road. I could tell he was already picturing families of raccoons dancing gleefully around the lake, drinking the clear water, tasting the sweet grass, experiencing life's most carefree pleasures, and ready to welcome him into their family with open little raccoon paws.

    So long story short -- after some bickering, I finally gave in and we took an unplanned excursion to Raccoon Lake. It actually turned out to be a fun and exciting trip! We did fun and exciting things, like the walk from the parking lot to the edge of the lake, the poking around of the surrounding woods, and also the traverse of the edge of the lake back to the car. No raccoons were spotted, unfortunately.

    Anyway, that's how my boyfriend learned that, unlike the ones in video games, real life locations are often much more disappointing than their names suggest.

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    The boop-ening (bonus, the copypastening)

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    manuelasparkle's friend from Hamtaro, Kana, wearing her sundress like swimsuit, giving a friendly, beluga whale a hug in the water

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    been doin' some sketches lately

    Anyway, an attempt was made at doin a furry tempy but the ink kinda blurred so now its just a furry furry.

    Oh wells.

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    RIP rat friendship 2019-2019.

    I adopted two pet rats about a month ago from the feeder bin at my local pet store. Rats are prey animals so you really have to work hard at developing trust, however, they are pretty smart and VERY food motivated so it's not an impossible goal with a little bit of patience and time.

    It was around week 3 of bringing them home when this story starts. They had just started learning to trust me. They were running around the room when I let them out, coming back to me for treats, letting me give them head scratches -- all the good stuff.

    And then my university had a week-ish long vacation so I left my apartment to go visit my parents for a few days. I gave the ratties plenty of food and water and left the heat on.

    "Three or four days won't make them forget that I'm a friend," I thought.
    "I'll bring lots of yummy treats and then they'll love me again," I thought.
    "I'm basically their adoptive rat mom how could they forsake me," I thought.

    Fast forward. I've been back with them for a week now and they're still acting like I'm trying to eat them. They'll take marshmallows from my hand but ONLY because it's marshmallows. Sugar is as addictive as cocaine to humans, and rats are just small furry victimized humans with trust issues. So basically the only way I can get them to come out of their nests and approach me is through some kind of pure uncut sugar-stuffs.

    If my rats had a facebook page their latest update would probably be something like "Friendship with cauliquackers ended. Marshmallows and darkness are my best friends now."

    Pls rats, why won't u love me.
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