Before you continue reading, please know this is my last post.
In March of 2009, when I was merely nine or ten years old, I saw a commercial on television. It showed a owl, a wizard, and a cruel-looking man with a weird beard (Malistare still freaks me out today...). Curious, I snuck on the computer and went to the website it had on TV. I was greeted with "Save The Spiral!" Hesitantly, I downloaded the game and began to play until dinnertime, too embaressed to talk about the game. At school the next day, I talked to my friend at the time--who I'll call Ashley, for the sake of her name always wanting to be that-- about the game. Ashley had seen the commercial, too, and downloaded it. After school, we were leveling our ways throughout Krokotopia and Wizard City. Unfortunately, I was the one who had to pay for the crowns to get us there. It was expensive, and when I confronted her about it, she straightout said "Fine then. If you won't pay, I won't play."
I was happy, actually.
Time passed, and I was no longer hestitant to talk and play the game. I was viewed as a social outcast in school, and my first Facebook account--last year-- had my wizard name in it. I was just that obsessive, to use the account for both IRL and Wizarding-ness.
And soon enough at the end of the year, marking the time where I was going downhill--well, you know, sad-y Amber. I think we all know about that. I was caught up with school bullies (whew, that's over, thank god), an anorexic friend, and a generally crappy view of life.
But all started to get cleared up this school year. New people have helped me come out of my shell, try out in a play (which I didn't make because stage fright), and try making friends... sucessfully.
In the midst of this all, I began to loose interest in Wizard101. The details suddenly didn't seem so awesome, and everything ran by me in a blur. The shadow of the game I started when I was a kid was suddenly just a shadow. Memories.
There are some things in this game however, that will never blur out, particulary the community. When I joined this place, all I wanted was fame like the Friendly Necromancer. But others convinced me that that wasn't all of it, that there was more to it than fame and regognition. Which really helped, I think.
The Wizard101 community has helped me in so many ways, it's unbelieveable. I've made so many friends, so many aquanticances through Skype and Twitter... and that's one thing that I'll never forget.
I'll keep in touch with all of you, trust me.
I don't regret my descision in doing this, because... well, I've grown up some in life, gotten a better view of everything... and I know that even though I'll miss you guys, I'll always be right here.
So really, what are you loosing here?
Skype: rosemjohnston (JUST LIKE THAT.)
Twitter: RoseMarie_J (LIKE THAT, TOO)
Tumblr: http://fluffehteddybears.tumblr.com/ (I'll explain how that name spawned later. It's quite a odd story.)
So, signing off for now and later,
P.S: THE DANG SOUP EXPLODED ON ME AGAIN!!