Good morrow, good day, good eve!
After having to write a rather irritated letter to Royal Mail following their lack of compensation for losing my parcel, I find myself once more in the mood to scrawl my thoughts onto this lovely canvas. I'll apologise in advance for what I assume will be a strewn together assortment of words, but what must be said should be said.
To start from the beginning, I'll introduce myself. I mean, I'm starting from the very beginning here. I realise I never used the Introductions section despite quizzing new people rather thoroughly in my boredom, and it feels too late now to enter that realm. Here is probably the best place for it. I'm Scarlet! That was easy! I'm a games programming student in England constantly looking for something to occupy my time. I have a short attention span, and as such get easily bored. On top of that, I also struggle with things that do interest me because of a thirst for perfection. Well, maybe not quite perfection... When you're writing something and know there's a perfect word to get across your thought. I find those dilemmas distracting me from what would otherwise be a simple task, unable to continue knowing what follows would be a lesser version of what could have been. It's something I need to work on. I hope at least the things I write reflect the time taken to do so. Anyway, I used to come on Temp back in 2011 or 2012 back before the days of FileTrip to upload game saves. Not really sure what pushed me to do that, but the idea struck me as interesting at the time. I'm pretty sure my saves are still somewhere on FileTrip since it all got migrated. God only knows where that account is now. I only really started using the forum when Gateway announced their 9.0 support. Shocker, right? That being said, I don't think I've actually asked for help regarding that... I don't really remember why I signed up to be honest, but I'd like to think I've come a long way in the two and a half years I've been here.
I view myself as quite an unknown amongst the standout members here, and that's fine really. I don't often interact with the depths of EoF, nor to I really interact with many people around the site. Honestly, it's a miracle I have friends on here, but I really am grateful for them. For all the drama people cling to regarding Discord, it's done me good in easing interaction with people I otherwise wouldn't have found myself talking to.
So that's me, an introduction. Onto the present I suppose. GBAtemp is a site I've truly come to love, and in the past year, the steps taken towards its growth truly put a smile to my face. The Patreon, the new site theme, the revival of the Twitch channel. Some of them controversial in their own special ways, but ultimately all do good for the site. I think where I'm going with this is a simple thank you. It feels a little anti-climactic after what I've written, but I can't think of a better way of putting it. Thanks to the admins for pushing change, and embracing new systems to keep the site alive. Thanks to the mag staff for constantly driving Temp forwards as a source of quality reviews and news (and for letting me do a few of the reviews, they've really been fun!). Thanks to the mods who delve through hideous reports with only the money of the patrons as incentive. And thanks to the members of this site for keeping me interested for a solid two years. It's longer than I've stuck around anywhere else, so something must be right here.
Here's to more years of discussion, of homebrew, and of GBAtemp.
also yes, i was joking when i said the mods have patron money as incentive, those guys work for free. i dont get why, but like, they kinda deserve some respect for all the time they put into the site
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