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I've spent more than half my life on Smogon

Discussion in 'Congregation of the Masses' started by Raikage, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Raikage

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    Actually there was a wave of this kind of thread two months ago but I was too much of a slowpoke to get to 1k at the time.

    Well, Smogon itself hasn't actually existed for 10 years but I've spent that long in the Pokemon community, anyway, and I'm probably the one person in the entire world(!) who can actually say that. I joined when I was 10 and I'm 20 now. I wasn't there at the very start (you need to look for rare fossils like avatar and gk) but I've seen my fair share of things, watching the elitist and harsh community transform into the bureaucratic university it is today.

    I don't talk about sentimental stuff but I don't mind reflecting on the past. I have to say that the community's probably been one of the biggest influences I've ever had in my life. The annoying 10-year old kid learned so many things from you guys over the past decade; mainly the lesson was don't be annoying or you get banned, but there were nice guys who helped me out too. Talking to you guys from all over the world taught me so much and made me widen my point of view past this small island country I live in. There are just simply too many ways in which I've been shaped by this community.

    I don't believe in individuals shoutouts and I'm not going to start now, but shoutouts to all the guys I've talked to and still talk to even now. Thanks, and here's to TEN MORE YEARS!
  2. dak

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    we are proud of the raikage
  3. Lee

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    Gogo retroactive COPPA ban
  4. X5Dragon

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    Smogon does not forgive, it does not forget.
  5. Rayquaza2233

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    Mostly the latter.

    May I ask which small island country you're from?
  6. Philip7086

    Philip7086 Myuu
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    Grats! I didn't join any competitive Pokemon communities until 2006, but I lived in Japan when Red and Green came out in 1996 and have been playing ever since. It's crazy how much a video game can shape your life, and even moreso how much a video game community can.
  7. junior

    junior heard ur boyf was away this weekend, wanna meet at my place
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    nawww yea it's funny how, not necessarily this community, but certain people u meet anywhere in general can shape or impact who you turn out to be and even your life.

    slut, when I visit singapore I'm meeting you and chron ok yay. nts: don't carry around durians.
  8. Raikage

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    Rayquaza2233: I live in Singapore.

    I realize it's kinda hard to respond to the thread (I thank the guys who made a real effort to respond) so people might just want to ask me shit about the past ten years if they're curious about anything! It's easier for me if I'm prompted by questions.
  9. junior

    junior heard ur boyf was away this weekend, wanna meet at my place
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    do u have a gf yet? anyone in mind? what do u plan on doing for the next 10 years
  10. aamto

    aamto on whom the three Fates smile

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    hard to believe that you just turned 13
  11. Jackal

    Jackal I'm not retarded I'm Canadian it's different
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    cheers

    rep smogon till death yo

    magicalmaster2001 the annoying 11 year old will forever be near and dear to my heart
  12. Gmax

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    lol, I never thought you'd actually get to 1000. Congrats, Raikage! It's been a great 4 years of mafia and IRC, here's to 4 more!
  13. X5Dragon

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    Anon jokes aside, grats. I've had my first pokemon game Blue, and I'm still competitive till now! Also:


    I lol'd.

    Here's to 10 more years of pokemon, to the TC and the rest of us! Cheers!

    [​IMG]
  14. Rayquaza2233

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    Oh. I thought you meant like, French Polynesia or something.

    Has your interest in the game ever waned at any point?
  15. shade

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    big up rkg
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    I thought you used to be 8..
  17. Thorns

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    happy birthday rkg :D 14 is a big number
  18. Acklow

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    So does that mean you and Raikage are coming back for more mafia?
  19. Crux

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    Does this mean you've finally realised that 10 years is more than enough procrastination and you should finally get around to your training to become the Shrine Maiden?
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    Ah, the terribler
    congrats
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    b gatari < k gatari

    it's true
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