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- Jun 8, 2001 (Age: 22)
don't feel like making a thread so here's my 10 year long lazily-written journey (mainly just a stream of consciousness lol).
- Jun 8, 2001 (Age: 22)
for those of you who don't know me - hi! my name is andy. i started playing on this server in 2013 right around when i bought my minecraft account, and was a moderator off and on between 2015 and 2020. nowadays, i'm a competitive pokemon trading card game player and a metalhead.
i started playing on this server with my irl friend ben. i don't think when we first joined we expected to really delve deep into the community or have this server actually mean something to us in the future, but then again i guess none of us really did, especially as 12 year olds.
ben is truly one of the smartest people i know and is like a brother to me. he isn't someone i met on the server and is still an irl friend of mine so i'll keep this section brief by just saying i love you brother. i'm so proud of you for all of your film accomplishments and i can't wait for you to be huge in the film industry.
we got really active in the creative community right before it split into 3 servers. we did all the cringe shit - skin competitions, roleplays, anything you could possibly think of someone spamming "TPA FOR _______"
a couple months in we met some people, but i honestly don't really recall all their names. we became a massive friend group. i ended up edating one of them for a year, which was kinda funny as a 12 year old. being prepubescent, i didn't really understand the whole "romance" thing yet. anyway, this is the friend group i met loling in.
loling and i were inseparable. we were practically brothers (hell, we still catch up from time to time). he was kind of my key to delving in deeper into the community. he introduced me to some really cool people, including some of the moderators. around this time there was a shit ton of drama on the forums over some really mundane shit. there was once some huge drama thread about ice cream or something? i don't fucking remember. people really got pissed on this fucking server over nothing.
speaking of the forums, remember daorack? bro literally ran the fucking staff team like a fascist regime i stg. i remember him publically humiliating staff over the smallest shit. like "suspensions?" seriously bro? especially when half the staff team was <15 years old? lmao
eventually, loling started tryharding for staff, so i guess i decided to as well. i'm not too sure what made me decide i wanted to become staff so bad? i guess it made me feel like i would be important or noticed or something. who knows.
loling got helper and started building shit for the server with willy so i of course had to beg to be involved. willy, loling, ben, and i had all built a new hub for spleef, which was really fun. didn't really appreciate not getting credit for it at the time but about 8 (?) years later i could genuinely not care less. we also built some of the purchaseable skyblock islands which eventually got deleted with one of the updates which was sad.
later on loling ended up joining this friend group and ended up becoming "sassy" and liking the kardashians. at the time, being sassy was cool and fun! but in reality it was just an excuse to be an asshole to anyone and everyone. the fact that the friend group was filled with staff members was lowkey despicable but hey i hope that friend group grew up and decided they were being douchebags like loling did
while this was happening, i met a girl named uni (not sure if she wants her real name out there lol) and we ended up edating for a year. she got me really deep into new age emo music, namely bands like twenty one pilots (HAHA REMEMBER WHEN EVERYONE ON J&H HAD A TOP PHASE????). this was around the time i was going into high school, and around when my emo phase started. after the year, we ended up drifting apart, but she definitely had a huge part in shaping me into the person i am today, so i am eternally grateful to her for that.
this was also around the time i met a really close friend of mine named kat who i saw as a little sister. we were super close friends for such a long time, and are still pretty close friends. we watched each other grow up and i'm so proud of the woman that she's become.
at some point there was some prank involving one of the friend groups i was in where they had this bright idea on april fools to fake someone else in the friend group's death. i was in the gc while it was being discussed, but LUCKILY i was in school while they were planning and executing it, or else i would've definitely been in on it lol. to fake someone's death as a prank is kinda fucked up, but what did any of us know, we were kids. this led to loling getting demoted and temp banned, and then ben ended up getting a perm ban because the staff despised him for some reason????
eventually, i got interviewed by willy, and was made a helper. i remember the entire staff team would fiend over reports, trying to outdo each other. every time a report appeared in the chat, every time a report appeared on the forums, it would be taken INSTANTLY. again, no fucking clue why people tryharded so much, including myself. if i had to guess it would probably just be this stupid ass staff hivemind everyone joined when they were promoted lol??????
i don't recall a whole lot about being staff in general, mostly just that i was staff off and on. when the server started dipping below 1000 average player count is when i started to not really care as much. i ended up mentoring a close and still pretty good friend of mine matt (cheezi). i met his then girlfriend (before he found out he was gay) now best friend crystal (cheezipoof/progtrash) and her brother dan (hologrammable). matt and crystal are awesome but now here is where i talk about daniel.
now daniel is my best friend. i've been friends with this man for like what 7 years? lmao it's fucking crazy how we started bonding - i ended up edating someone he edated for a day and then decided to dump her because i didn't feel like we particularly clicked. daniel is my ride or die. for all intents and purposes, he's a brother to me. he's been there for me so many times it's ridiculous. he's always had my back and i'll always have his. anyway, so i don't go on too long with this little segment - i love you brother. i'm so happy we met over this summer and i hope we make it an annual thing.
anyway, around the time i became staff i met a girl named sam (bashfulbaker/sodalite). we were best friends for years, calling each other on skype or discord for several hours at a time, playing minecraft, watching cartoons, etc. this all kind of came to a crashing halt when she and dan started dating and then had a horrible breakup. we also had some personal drama here and there - drama i'd rather not delve into here. either way, i appreciate her and i'm glad we were friends.
in 2017, on my 16th birthday, i was feeling silly (i was in the moderator portion of my staff cycle at the time) and decided to go to a roleplay in creative to troll. i ended up meeting someone i called amelia at the time. this person would end up becoming the love of my life. their name is alatus.
long story short, we started edating, and then in april, they flew out to my hometown and stayed with me for spring break. the original plan was for them to only stay for that week and then fly back to their hometown in maine. because they had an abusive alcoholic father back in maine, however, me, my parents, and alatus and their mom ended up deciding it was best for them to live in my parents house for a while. we stayed at my parents from 2018-2021, and then moved into our own apartment, and have lived together to this day. alatus, i love you so much. you mean everything to me, and i'm so excited to spend the rest of my life with you. <3
alatus, harry (another one of my friends), daniel, and i all decided it would be funny to do a flex tape parody in the middle of 2018 off the heels of the jontron video. but of what? DICK TAPE. IT SEALS ANY DICK BASED INJURY! and thus the dick tape series of videos was born. we ended up pissing off some higher up staff members which was kind of hilarious. like imagine having that big of a stick up your ass that you get pissed off at 16 year olds making penis jokes. i also met davey around this time so here is the davey appreciation paragraph
davey is a lot like daniel in which he was a brother to me. we don't talk a whole lot anymore (IDK WHY I LOVE YOU MY MANS) but we have always been super fucking close ever since we met. davey one of the funniest people i know and we've been so close to meeting each other on so many different occasions but we just never get the opportunity ;( anyway davey I LOVE YOU BROTHER!
speaking of sticks up asses, remember when some staff said it was hard being a staff member? no the fuck it wasn't lol???? the extent of the effort i had to exert in being a moderator was opening obs to record hackers or screenshot people saying bad words in case they appealed! SO FUCKING DIFFICULT! like even when there was a 1500 player average it wasn't even hard. maybe just don't try making being a chat moderator a full time job? i remember some staff members being on all day every day just narcing on people for saying "fuck" like get a job get a hobby your life doesn't have to be this server bro
the covid pandemic ended up hitting, so like every other og player i ended up getting more active on the server again and got staff again, then dipped after 3 months lmao. don't recall much of this era of the server other than making dick tapes.
all in all, server experience good community fucking sucked and i can't believe i wasted 10 years of my life on this server good night