First, a little back story. I joined Gaia in early of 2006.
When I joined, originally it was simply to play the fishing flash game they have, back then Gaia wasn't much more then that to me, a place to come and relax and fish a little. It was my little get away from World of Warcraft. Honestly there was not a whole lot of stuff to do on Gaia then besides fish or post.
After a few weeks of fishing by my lonesome or with random friendly strangers in the chatroom style fishing game, I met a cool guy who had an awesome looking avatar. He explained a few things about Gaia and introduced me to the forums. Specifically the Chatterbox.
Keep in mind, back then Gaia was a hugely different place. The chatterbox was not full of what it is now, and I think you know what I mean.
I usually kept to myself in the CB back then, and just bumped for gold. Gold was not an easy thing to come by back then, at all. So I worked my butt off fishing and bumping away, believe it or not this was relaxing to me.
Then after a week or two, I began to browse some of the other threads that kept coming up in the Chatterbox. It almost became overflowed with what could now be termed as light roleplay threads because most people then just used a kind of short, and to the point style of rp posting, not the long winded hardcore style. I came to fall in love with most of these threads, not because of the format or content, but because of the people.
The people in these threads and on gaia in general were so warm and inviting to a new user such as myself back then. They were encouraging, helpful, friendly and above all polite and would talk to anyone about anything and were so cheerful about it all. Good times...honestly, good times.
There are still such places like what I have been describing on Gaia, such as the hangout threads here and there. However most of those hangout threads seem to have an inner circle or clique if you will. They advertise a friendly place to hangout but are usually quite closed off to anyone they do not know or are friends with already. This, to me, is completely wrong. I have never really liked social cliques and I truly believe they are for those who are too afraid to be themselves and stand on their own. Having friends is great don't get me wrong, but when you begin to close out others because of your own fear or misconceptions, that's when it becomes something else.
As for who I am and what like and dislike and everything inbetween, I have always enjoyed exploring that in detail with another person and letting them judge for themselves rather then having a linear unchanging description of myself because we as people are never the same. We change every single moment and are never the same as before, whether we realize it or not. The tiniest things can change the way we see the world, ourselves and life in general.
Thats all for now. Whew...did you read it all? Haha. Congratulations if you did.
I have donated over 1 million gold to random people. Remember to pass on the good will.
A little something I randomly came up with.
Talk to me a little...doesn't have to be a lot...
Some of your time..is all i want.
Enjoying each others company is enough for me..
You dont have to entertain me, you dont have to be pretty.
I'm just a nice guy...
Looking for a nice girl..
Can that really happen, in this kind of world?