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Wow this place takes me back


I don't intend to come back to the forums, but I wanted to let you guys know that I appreciate all that this place did for me.
I joined in 2013, when I was a few months shy of turning 15. I got looking through my old posts, trying to look for some art refs of my fursona; among the many cringe things I had posted in my teen years, and angsty poems I had forgotten long ago, when I found a post that I made almost exactly 8 years ago, that made me cry.

It was a post in one of the IRL pics threads, where I had replied to my now partner of 6 years. It read: "Ginge ginge... not only will I give you the best hugs... I give the best hugs EVER!!!! *hugs you to the ground* see?"

Since then my life has changed quite dramatically. Like all people making similar posts I've grown and aged, I'm 23 now. I've been with Ginge Ginge for over 6 years, first visited the UK in 2016, and have been living in the UK permanently since August of 2017. I've also graduated high school (in the top 15 of my class), I graduated from a UK university with a degree in Business and Management (with a first- the highest you can achieve in the UK), and am less than two months away from completing my Master's degree in Supply Chain Management and Logistics (also with a first). After this, I want to study for a PhD. And most importantly, I've learned how to use ellipses properly. :p

And.... I have this forum to thank for a lot of that. It got me through the most difficult years of my life, it provided me with friends, it provided me with a safe place, it also provided me with adults to guide me along the way. I really appreciate all that you guys did for me. I know that, realistically, many of the people who were active in my day have done a similar thing to me, but, on the off chance you see this post, and knew me in any capacity between 2013 and 2016, thank you. I can't imagine how hard it must have been to deal with me back then, and I appreciate all of you.
If you want to get in touch, catch up, and get to know the new me, feel free to add me on discord (Plantan#2952).

Anyways, I'll let you all get back to your furry, lovely lives.
Thanks again,
Plantan x

Jade Sinapu:
Hi Plantan,
I don't know if you will be back here to read any replies, but we never got to know each other.  I joined after you.
But it is good to hear how much this place has helped you!  (Furry has apparently helped many)
Great to hear you are happy with Ginge Ginge; Furtopia seems to have brought many together.

Wow Plantan, you must be a pretty bright guy!
Also, I am pretty sure everyone looks back on themselves with some level of cringe. Its a sign that we are all growing and improving.


It's always nice to hear when people have had a good experience here and remember it fondly, even if they can't come around so much anymore.
I lurk a lot here these days, myself. Just need to remember to check in more often.
Good luck in your future endeavors!  :D

Iara Warriorfeather:
Hi Plantan! I remember you well and I am so glad you are doing well in your life, and that I was a tiny part of that journey in some way. <3


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