Okay, expect rambling:
I’m thinking of taking a break from this thread, just this thread. I still love the fandom and everything we make an do. It probably has to do with that I never can quite get that high I got from when I first joined the thread (it really is like a drug that way) and it’s been compounded by the fact that it’s the middle of school which makes life suck and reduces posting. But the main thing that makes me want to find somewhere else to post is that we don’t do anything anymore. Today we had a “image war” of about five or six pics and that’s the largest one I can remember. We haven’t had any meaningful discussion or late night debate club. We just don’t do anything!
This thread is also starting to turn into Brony General instead of Pony General. We just discuss random stuff. Not that I don’t like this, I enjoy talking with you; we just don’t really talk about ponies anymore, which is what I’m mainly here for.
I’m not blaming anybody, but its the lack of discussion, lack of ponies, influx of newfags and their newfaggotry, and the suppression of normal thread behavior that’s disconcerting me. (Disconcerting was the word I was thinking of instead of disenfranchising, BTW.)
I’m going to try to find somewhere else to post for awhile. Maybe I’ll just lurk the EqD and ponibooru comments. Read some more fanfics and write some of my own.
I can’t make the thread change, and I don’t want it to change; it probably suits you all quite well. But it’s not the right thing for me anymore. I tried to bring back some of the older posters like Vinyl and Supermonday, but they just didn’t come or just left again. I shouldn’t try to change other peoples’ behaviors.
I’m not saying goodbye either. I’m literally addicted to this thread and it will take some time to leave if I choose to. I’ll lurk; I’ll talk if there is a discussion and post pics when there’s an image war. I just got addicted to posting all the time because there was something always going on.
I have to go to sleep now anyway. I hope some of you feel the same as me, and if not, this can help you understand my feelings. See everypony tomorrow!
P.S. Speaking of the “high” I got from when I first came. I still remember the 1 1/2 page Sweetie Belle Derelle I caused with one pic. I know we can’t and shouldn’t have that all the time, but I don’t like the suppression of fun, silliness, and randomness that I feel is going on.