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Because we all have fond memories of the years gone by, we might as well bond over it. ♥

Thank you to everyone who ran GameTalk and then GTx0... and the OG Pokemon Forum members

Posted 10 Months ago by danymayze

I used it largely between 2005-2009? (5th to 9th grade!!); almost exclusively visited the Pokemon forums (and the people I want to reach out to were all on the Pokemon forums too). I'm posting this because some of the people I've met on there really changed who I am as a person, and idk if you'll ever see this but:

MizzMew, Arcnania, Bramzy, Andrew&Sean V., FirefoxAhmad... I don't think I realized it at the time, but y'all helped me get through a seriously fucked up childhood of abuse and neglect and GameTalk - and you all - were the best safe space I could have asked for. I'm not even mentioning Joe - someone I actually met in real life 10 years later and dated for a couple of years! and also Quentin - who I recently reconnected with and it's been incredible and what I didn't know/realize I needed. Also, now that I've noticed he's here - thank you Lord Denida, for being an absolute f'ing icon (who middle school me was terrified of yet respected)!

The early internet was a magnificent place - full of wonder, possibilities, and incredible connections that were unfathomable at the time. Thank you all for your effort, and thank you Xhin for helping so many of us reconnect and more than anything to just re-experience those magical moments even for just a little bit. Opening this website and even just seeing those icons that each post gets brought tears to my eyes and such a warm magnificent feeling. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

(Also I realize now maybe this isn't the right place to post this? Sorry - can I post it somewhere else?)

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My pleasure... I think lol

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10 Months ago
Lord Denida

I was a reg in the Pokémon forums for some of that time as Articuno Lover / Mew Ruler.

Your name sounds familiar.

GT was always a really special place of lasting memories and sometimes friendships.

Welcome to GTFA. I hope you’ll stay a while. :)

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10 Months ago
Weird Occurance

I'll definitely try to check in more. :)
My old username was also dandoon / dandoonG, because middle school me had several identity crises I suppose! Articuno Lover / Mew Ruler is definitely a very familiar name - thanks for the welcome

10 Months ago
danymayze

My old username was also dandoon / dandoonG, because middle school me had several identity crises I suppose! Articuno Lover / Mew Ruler is definitely a very familiar name - thanks for the welcome


dandoon sounds *really* familiar!

I remember some other oldies like TM30, Bryan H, and Absol's Nightmare.
I think Bryan H has a facebook that I've found, but I always wonder what happened to TM and Absol.

Crazy to see the names you listed haha Mizz Mew especially.

I'll definitely try to check in more. :)


Happy to have you around. I'll respond to your thread about video games later, too!

(Also, moved this to Nostalgia... seemed more fitting!)

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10 Months ago
Weird Occurance

If you were a regular in the Pokemon forums back in the day, you may personally know a modern day celebrity! The Pokemon mod known as Mew182 was, at the time, a random Pokemon loving teenager named Ronda. She went on to great fame as MMA legend, and pro wrestler, "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey!

10 Months ago
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