I've avoided posted in the community thread for a few years because I have a tendency to act up and get community threads shut down. However, reading through the last page of this, I feel like I need to throw out some shout-outs in the hopes of cheering you guys up.
I miss the s&l glory days as well! Wouldnt' be half the writer or person that I am today without this site.
S&L definitely made me a better writer.
I used to be some emo teenager trying to write 1800 word epics.
I have since found my knack as a 30 words or less kinda guy.
You, too, buddy.
I rarely do anything without form anymore. Almost all my posts here were that, but I owe a lot of my sense of voice to having a place to try and find it.
I remember when you joined and all I could think was "shit, this guy's gonna make me look bad."
i arrived late to the party, i've been here like some 8 years but only recently feel like i've written anything of even menial quality. but like many have said, it's been a huge help and i doubt i would've stuck to writing as a hobby or interest at all if it weren't for this place.
You comment on most things I post, even though my font and color choice ****s with you.
I'm also a huge fan of your writing.
You're awesome, too.
this place almost single handedly brought me through my teenage depression. made some friends, lost some friends, still in touch with a few people on here. but this place will be in my internet favorites until it or I die.
You were the first writer that made me go "goddamn, I should try to be as good as this guy."
@Ganoosh (****, this isn't hipchat. Whatever, I'm gonna pretend.)
You joined just a little while after me, right ?
I remember always being like "I can't keep letting this new guy show me up."
You're awesome, three.
@Zach (I don't remember your username)
You were the first person to be like "this emo epic bullshit sucks, you need to find you're own style". Of all the people on this forum, you're the one I give most credit to for my improvement as a writer.
@vintage x metal
You gave me the most inspiring comment I've ever read here: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1571613
You've also always been like "hey, I like your stuff", and you're pretty awesome.
You basically always comment on everything I post here.
Whenever I feel like "should I even write anything", I always think "seventh_angel will read it, at least. So yeah, I'll write something."
You have no problem calling me out on my bullshit, which I desperately need.
You're awesome n+1.
@kdownes (or whatever it was)
I haven't seen you on a while, but you used to always comment on my stuff, and you're also a big reason I'm the writer I am today.
I can't find them right now, but a few years ago, you posted a kinda long short story through several posts. It was the greatest thing I've ever read.
I don't think you've been on in several years, but when I first started here, I remember reading your stuff and going "****, it's gonna be hard keeping up with this guy".
Generally, when I bitch about being schizophrenic, people just stop talking to me.
You guys are the exception. Yall all say "**** it, write about it". You're all pretty awesome.