Okay. I just.. Gotta Say something about TS.
I apologize that this might be a bit a long.
I loved ts. For everything it was and everything that it could have been. With out ts i would have never of had the courage to go out into the world and do a lot that I did. I would have never met some of my greatest friends.. and my greatest enemies. I would have never met miru and joined acd. I wouldnt have made the friends in there. I wouldnt have met izi or obo or bella or jubby.
I wouldnt have met nanna. Who gave me the confidence to actually be more open about myself and take chances. If it wasnt for her I wouldnt have even joined ts in the first place.
I wouldnt have made ashcreek if it wasnt for ts and I wouldnt have met Rin Or Muffin. I wouldnt have met pixu or had the amazing chance to have my best friends mod ashcreek with me and make some of the best rps I had ever had. I wouldnt have created one of my favorite oc’s Ive ever made. And as much as I miss inessa I wouldnt change a thing in the world for all of this. I wouldnt have met poi or ash. or sky or sukee or ice or vesp or the millions of other people that I now to this day call my friends.
I wouldnt have gained the experiance to run a group like ashcreek had I not been in ts. Because of its flaws I understood what I should do to run my own group. and because of the good things about it I understood what it took to be a good moderator and a good person… how ever much that stuck with me Ill leave that up to you. I learned to be kinder then I am.. to be more accepting of people. and learned that i need to be there for people.
I also learned to be critical. to be cold when the time came for it. That I have full right to get angry when the time comes and to stand up for myself.
It also made me improve in my art. The one thing that totally and utterly keeps me going day to day when I dont have much else to do that. If it hadn’t been for the competition though it was hidden under the layers of friend ship there was always the friendly competition. It taught me to strive to make better art. It taught me that I can always improve and that I have to strive to improve. It taught me that I shouldnt care what other people thought of my art as long as I was willing to adapt to what was needed.
But all in all. Of all the things that I know about ts.. I know this
It was.. a great group. There were idiots. there was drama. There was passion. and there was a sense of being together in the group.
Honestly.. if It wasnt for TS. I wouldnt be typing this right now. I would have been a casualty of teenage suicide and I wouldnt have moved on past the first month of me being out of highschool.
I am honestly.. Thankful for ts. But I must.. and I mean.. MUST. make this point. Ts as helpful as it was.. has passed. With a wavering leader.. with mods who did way more then what they were asked to just to try and keep the group up. I fully understand why things went the way they did. But this happens.
Things die. and the world keeps turning. You’ll find other groups. You’ll lose your friends and you’ll keep the ones closest to you. Ts was a GREAT group. but it had its flaws… So does everything else..
So please.. Don’t defend it like it was perfect. But as well. Please don’t bash it as if it was the worst thing on the face of the earth.
Because it was neither of them.