This May will be my 11th year on Gaia. I feel rather old, because it shows that I've spent roughly half my life on this site. I don't care so much for pretty items as much as I care about the people I have/could potentially meet here. I thought it was a little strange at first that people met lifelong internet friends with Gaia but it doesn't surprise me anymore. Gaia is home to some of the most generous, funny, artistic people on the internet and it's a bit of a shame that most of my older friends have moved on to continue their lives. Most of Gaia has been such a pleasant experience for me; buying art, bidding for stuff, posting in art threads for the sake of jokes and not art, being in RPs, being a member of guilds, so on so forth. This place is special to me, and I hope it's special to you too.
If I am online, I am always
down for zOMG. I love this game, it's my raison d'etre
on Gaia. I've met so many people, helped so many newbies and been here since the very beginning. I will do my best to help newbies even if I'm not around as much anymore. Even though I've been around for long enough I still feel the need to help others very much in the way that I was.
I played a lot of zOMG while the DMS craze was in full swing, and I am a pretty damn good player of zOMG, even if I'm an old crusty veteran by now. If you need someone to run a dungeon with you I may not be the best choice but if I can help I will help.
A lot of my time is still spent lurking forums, although I don't think I have much more to contribute to the conversation. And the rest of my time is spent on my Avatar, which I now consider the alpha phase of my creative fashion style as well as a representative of the fashion of my soul. Sometimes I'm a kitty! Sometimes I'm a warrior. And sometimes I'm a ghost. Which is how I feel, being one of the few remaining 2003 veterans still active. A ghost. My only hope is that Gaia never bans my account for inactivity. I will cry. They'd be getting rid of one of many users that built this place from a skater punk's anime link list to a gilded floating castle in the sky.
Towards my junior/senior year I got simultaneously lazy and ambitious. I took several high caliber classes, was on staff for the school paper, in a semi-dedicated circle of zOMGers, and finally a personal life.
Managed to graduate but not sure how, exactly. Gaia lost a bit of it's appeal for a while. So much fakeness, so much greed, and with the announcement that the staff would no longer be managing zOMG I logged off for a while and focused on me. Now I'm 22-- I have a wonderful fiancee, my job is working out for me, I live on my own. Life is still a grind and it gets worse each day but it's reassuring that there are still pockets of fantasy hidden everywhere.