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I can hardly believe how long I've been on this site. I went through more than one account during my time here, so it's always a bit of a shock when I see the actual date I wrote a poem (when browsing through my various files).

I just wanted to take the time to thank you all for the support you've given me over the years. It's been really amazing and helpful, in so many ways. I know I've never gotten around to posting any journals or talking to any of you (other than expressing thanks and whatnot). So for that, I apologise for my selfish outlook. But, I'm trying to make it up with this journal, maybe?

I digress. The reason why I'm posting now of all times is because I reached 200 on this account. And I feel as if it's time I moved on. I'm starting a new school year, and am that much closer to starting my career, and there are so many more responsibilities to take on now, and I don't want writing poetry to become a chore.

For a while, I'd not felt motivated to write anything. It was frustrating because of how ingrained writing was in my day-to-day habits. The sudden lack of creativity was killing me. That helpless feeling, it reminded me how I got into writing in the first place. I forced my way into the literary avenue because I needed a healthier outlet for my frustrations. When I started writing, I dabbled in fan fiction to get my bearings, before attempting my own work. I was always a lonely kid, and so I wrote a lot about friendships and romances, things I fantasized a lot about.

During my later teen years, I quickly became disoriented with all the changes around me and saw how fast the world was moving ahead without me. That feeling of never belonging never went away. It still hasn't. And poetry became my best friend then and there. The ability to voice my wants and desires, or my sadness, worries, despair, loss, in so little words, became my sole consolation. Then, I worked up the courage to show my friends at the time. They, surprisingly, very much enjoyed my work. And that's how I got to posting my stuff online. I had always written primarily for myself (that hasn't exactly changed, but I'll explain in a bit). So to see people curious about what I was writing, or eager to read more of it, helped clear a lot of the negative air that still hung around me despite my best efforts.

My family, friends and even colleagues all noticed the shift in mentality I was exhibiting and that's all thanks to you guys. Your words of encouragement, and endearment meant so much to me. That I found people out there that went through similar things in life, hearing that it helped them as much as me, or that they knew where I was coming from, it honestly saved me from a really dark path (and I hope it did for them too). 

So again, thanks for making everything worth it. I know my poetry never really seems to put much emphasis on hope and the like, or anything positive really, but, you really did make all the difference in the world for me.

I doubt I'll ever close this account, I might come back to it every now and again. Too many memories to just... forget it all.

Rambling done.

Best wishes to all of you out there, and keep up the good work. You're all awesome in your own right, and don't let anyone make you believe otherwise (not even yourselves).



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"You speak of knowledge, Judicator? You speak of experience? I have journeyed through the darkness between the most distant stars. I have beheld the births of negative-suns and borne witness to the entropy of entire realities... Unto my experience, Aldaris, all that you've built here on Aiur is but a fleeting dream. A dream from which your precious Conclave shall awaken, finding themselves drowned in a greater nightmare."

- Zeratul, StarCraft

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DameVulpes Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Student Writer
Hi, The-Archaeon! Just wanted to drop in and be the first to welcome you to the group :iconpoetryforall:!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to either note me or one of the other admin. We will always get back to you as soon as possible. :aww:
I look forward to reading some of your work and seeing you around the group!

The-Archaeon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, I appreciate the warm welcome
DameVulpes Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Student Writer
You're quite welcome. :aww:
Phenix59 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
Thank you very much for the :+fav::wave:
The-Archaeon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome ;)
ImCooliSwear Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
Thanks for the favourites and watch!! ^^;
The-Archaeon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Likewise :)
Larathain Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
You are very welcome. ^-^ Perhaps you can offer me the same support if you perceive any pieces of my art and enjoy them.
The-Archaeon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Will do ;)
Larathain Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2016
still haven't ;p
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