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This actually made me really sad to do today. For over four years, the old newgrounds.com IRC channel had been my home online. Granted, I hadn’t been there in a couple years and the site had severed ties with said chat back in 2009, but I was completely not prepared to log in and see the channel didn’t even exist anymore.
#newgrounds.com was the first place online or IRL where I learned to just be me, and enjoy being me, because if people don’t like you for who you are, they can go to hell. I was a regular there, I became an Op there, it was my daily escape and link to sanity from the time I left high school, up until I moved to Las Vegas in 2008. Hell, if not for that channel, I’d have never moved there to begin with, because that’s where Grace and I met.
I feel a little bit of a pit in my stomach knowing that the first place that really felt like home to me, even if it was digital, is gone forever.
Goodnight, sweet chat. </3