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  1. 11 points
    Today is my 1st Shardversary!!!! It's been great!!! As per usual, I have completely decimated a speech from... Lord of the rings... again, Me when I joined the Shard: I can’t do this, I’ll forget my user, I’ll take the spiked cookies, Sam. Me after the first while: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights I shouldn’t even be here. But I am. It’s like in the great cosmere, Mr. Frodo. The tenth pancakes that really mattered. Full of spikes and shardblades, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know where they came from. Because how could TUBA be real? How could the world go back to the way it was when so many cookies had been offered? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, these spikes. Even Introduction threads must pass. A new post will come. And when the RPs shine they will shine out the clearer. Those were the cookies that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Sharders in those stories had lots of chances of turning away spikes, only they didn’t. They kept accepting. Because they were holding on to something. Me when I joined the Shard: What are we holding onto, Sam? Sam: That the Shard is a great place to Binge, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for. A special thanks to all the Mods, I really appreciate all the work you do on the shard!!! Thank you all for an amazing year on the Shard!!!!
  2. 10 points
    Today is my three year Shardivirsary! (I probably spelled that wrong... Fake English is hard). I have a few things to say. One: thanks for putting up with me. Honestly. Especially the first two years. I was a mess. I am less of a mess now, but, well, I still stink at peopleing. Two: thanks to all of the members of The Knights of the Cosmere and the original people of TUBA. (Potato!!!) I know a few of you are gone now, but still, thanks. I have had so much fun with both of these groups. You guys are all the best. Three: thanks to everyone else for being so storming awesome. You are all wonderful. Four: the three year mark of the KotC is next month. I have to double check that date, but it's there. And... 185 days until RoW! (Assuming I did my math correctly).
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    Two days ago was my Shardiversary! Thank you all for being lovely to me while I've been on this website, I've met an incredible amount of wonderful friends here and I am beyond appreciative.
  4. 9 points
    A small sample of hilarious InspiroBot quotes, because I’d forgotten this bot existed:
  5. 9 points
    I don't get it. For well over a year now, I've been on and off on the Shard. An overwhelming amount has changed now that I'm back here, once again. Some of you, I knew for a month, just long to get to know you, and then forget you. 14 days ago marked my second anniversary of joining the Shard. Every time I get back on the Shard, hundreds of new notifications bombard me, but time doesn't allow that I view these. My life has changed too. When I was consistently on in early 2019, I was a completely different person than I am today. I came to be great friends with many of you, and alas, the me whose words you read today isn't the same person. Hundreds of days, summer days where I find myself hard at work, busy throughout the day, autumn days of school and sadness as winter rolls in, winter days where I sit in the comfort of my home and venture outside only when necessary,and spring days, acting as almost a rebirth, where I grow a year older and school ends. It feels like a never-ending cycle as the years go by, yet I know that time, inevitably, will pass away and change will come. Change that, while good, makes me queasy when I consider it. The world has changed. In early 2019, I began to pursue interests outside of the Shard, in addition to the growing pressures of school as the year ended, and as a result the time spent in this community dwindled to meet my needs outside of the Shard. Over the summer, I held several summer jobs and was always busy. And then, I began high school that fall. While I made attempts throughout this period to reenter the magical world, friendly community, and happy place that the Shard was, new challenges and roadblocks occurred. Including COVID-19, which one might assume would allow me more time, yet my circumstances at home result in me having less time. For well over a year now, nearly 15 months, I have done my best to rejoin continually, and have consistently found it unviable or not possible. And believe me, I want to. I hate saying goodbyes. But I can't keep doing this, leaving you amazing people with a tiny semblance of hope that someday, I might return with full activity, when in fact, that possibility isn't really a possibility. So, though many of you that may see this don't know me, and won't ever know me, I am saying goodbye. Goodbye to all the members of these forums, regardless of whether you knew me in my time or not. Goodbye especially to those in the Alleyverse, TUBA, and the other various roleplays I participated in throughout my time here. In the various PMs and other places, I always looked at the names of those who hadn't read the PM for a long time and laughed to myself, thinking I would never be one of those people. I am. And I know that to many of you, this message will mean nothing, having either moved on, or never having known me. That's okay. I don't want to lead you on with a false hope, but I do believe that there is a miniscule possibility that one day, I might return in full force. The odds are against that possibility, so it's safer to say I might pop back up occasionally with a little status update or message in a PM. So again, I offer my thanks to all of you. It was a wild ride. Stay safe and stay healthy. Goodbye.
  6. 8 points
    Today is my shardiversary! It’s crazy to think that I’ve been here for a year already. I remember sitting on the couch, while my cousin @Truthless of Shinovar asked if I had joined this Brandon Sanderson Fansite he found yet. “It’s really cool!” He said. I think at one point, he showed me The Longest Thread, back when there were only around five or six hundred pages. Finally convinced, I decided to make my account. I lurked for about a week, and then decided to jump in . I don’t think I ever could have guessed how awesome it would be. A lot of you may not know me very well, or at all for that matter, but I am super grateful for everyone I’ve met on here. I’ve made lots of friends, and I have scarcely found anyone who hasn’t been welcoming or just kind in some way. In the past, I have kind of just been in and out, not really inputting much on the shard. I hope this will change, and maybe by this time next year I’ll have a thousand posts! For my shardiversary, I’ve decided to share with you all three things: a character, a meme, and a wish. After being on here for an entire year, I think it’s about time I joined the alleyverse. This is my character, Desmund, who I have agonized over for the last three days. If you have any ideas or comments, please tell me! I was planning on posting him in the “Characters” thread later today, and I appreciate any thoughts you all have. Next is my meme. I thought of it as soon as I saw this picture, and so I’ve been saving it for today . I hope you all like it, and don’t hesitate to tell me if it’s terrible . Last but not least, I have a wish. For a long time, I’ve thought about writing a short story. I loved your story about The Girl Who Looked Up @Lunamor, and it inspired me to make one of my own. I don’t know if it will be nearly as good, but I know I still wanna try. I also know that I am a perfectionist, and so it may be almost another year before I actually finish it . Regardless, I hope that one day I’ll get my thoughts together and actually put them on paper. Thank you all so much for making the shard a wonderful experience! This ended up being kind of long, but there was a lot I wanted to say. I am grateful for all of you, and I hope I will get to know you even better in the year to come.
  7. 8 points
    Cronch cronch. i am a Stone boi maybe some bone boi im not alone boi this “poetry” makes me groan boi why did I do this? save me from myself
  8. 6 points
    *sigh* Storm it. I just finished rereading Secret History. Storm it. I rusting love all those characters. And hey, check out my album that I made with Cosmere wallpapers! (They actually turned out a lot better than I thought they would going into all that, which is the only reason i mention it at all). My brain has literally been running off books for the past week, so I'm in a weird place right now. Please excuse excessive randomness and disjointed-ness. I should be half human again soon. (No idea what the other half is, though. Maybe Hoid). You guys are great! Thanks for bearing with me.
  9. 5 points
    Happy National Devils Food Cake Day!!! MMmmmmmmhhhhhh............ cake................
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    NOOOOOOOOO I was created for the throne boi parks are my zone boi I am no aon boi i used to be a full grown boi this world has no phone boi i am now a loan? Boi i have never flown boi WHY IS MY BRAIN MAKING ME CONTINUE THIS POEM?!?! ITS NOT EVEN POETRY
  11. 5 points
    Another year, another Shardiversary. Hard to consider--two years of my life with the Shard as a part of it. There have been ups and downs, good times and less nice ones, happy moments and more stressful instances, well-constructed sentences and not as well-constructed replies posted. You've helped carry me through some of the lowest points of my life, been there for me, and never failed to share a smile and/or hug when one was needed. It's been a great two years. Looking forward--I'm hoping for the best. I've set myself up for a very busy year, come fall, and while I'm looking forward to most of it, quick math estimates four hours of work a night. That might sound extreme, and maybe it is, but I'd rather mention this now and have things be nicer, than underestimate and end up worse off. So, this coming year, I'm not going to be around much. Maybe once a week or so and on breaks, just definitely not on a daily, or every other day, basis. Which is sad. I love you guys and I'll miss you and I'll be working extra-hard to squeeze in Sharding when possible. Life, however, has this unfortunate habit of making things difficult.
  12. 5 points
    May the force be with you my friends.
  13. 5 points
    Happy MAY DAY everyone! In the city where I live, it's a tradition to, on the first of May, doorbell ditch solo cups filled with candy and usually popcorn. Corona ain't stoppin' us, and I highly encourage all of you to go show some love to your friends with some sweet treats.
  14. 5 points
    MUAHAHAHAHA NOBODY KNOWS WHAT I AM (please Brandon what in the Almighty’s tenth name is a Dawnshard. Please)
  15. 4 points
    Really weird thing just happened. We found a gecko in the fridge. We thought he was dead, but I was a little bit hopeful, so I very gently pulled him out and brought him to a sunny place in the garden to warm up. After a minute he started flexing his toes, and after a couple he made a few short jaunts where he ran about six inches up my arm in a bid for freedom. He'd become gray and discolored in the fridge, but his color was actually starting to come back somehow; finally he regained enough energy to spring unexpectedly out of my hand, leap into the grass, and take off at full speed quickly enough that I wouldn't have been able to catch him if I wanted to. It was a really weird, really interesting experience.
  16. 4 points
    Hey Everybody! Thank you all, I’m really happy to see this:
  17. 4 points
    187 days until Rhythm of War!!! We're getting there...
  18. 4 points
    Woo, greeness! And May the 4th be with you everyone!
  19. 3 points
    My Cousin and I: questioning whether or not the Vietnam War had a Draft Our Grandpa: Oh it had a draft all right
  20. 3 points
    woohoo shardiversary #2 i didn't miss it this time thank's for being epic, y'all
  21. 3 points
    I have finished the Poem! is it known boi that i am a Stone boi maybe some bone boi im not alone boi this “poetry” makes me groan boi I was created for the throne boi parks are my zone boi I am no aon boi i used to be a full grown boi this world has no phone boi i am now a loan Boi i have never flown boi of course the lawn is mown boi no it was not thrown boi my cover is blown boi that’s some good tone boi Is that a cone boi that is a lone boi it ends on its own boi you see, I am done* boi
  22. 3 points
    Happy National -Babe Ruth Day -Tell a Story Day -Prime Rib Day Have a good Day guys! (I guess it is kind of afternoon at this point, woops)
  23. 3 points
    We'll miss you Mac. But to quote your about me: Pippin Took Someone watching a sharder leave: I didn't think it would end this way. Gandalf the White Me: End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Leaving the shard is just another path. One that we all may take. The white blue home page of this website shuts off, and all turns to black glass... then you see it! Pippin Took Someone watching a sharder leave: What? Mac? See what? Gandalf the White Me: New hobbies... and beyond. Different friends, and another start. Pippin Took Someone watching a sharder leave: Well, that isn't so bad. Gandalf the White Me: [smiles] No... no, it isn't.
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  25. 2 points
    As a child I was very serious about memorizing the "red touches yellow" poem for telling the difference between coral snakes and milk snakes, and to be frank, I'm kind of disappointed it hasn't even once come in handy.
  26. 2 points
    I AM A SURGEBINDER!!! BOW BEFORE MY MIGHTY WILLSHAPER POWERS! The worst part is, this will only last 36 more reputation points
  27. 2 points
    I forgot a word in one spot and used the wrong word in another, but oh well. The pen, if you're wondering, is a Conklin All-American (M nib) and the ink is Birmingham Celestial Blue. (The song, which is one of my favorites, can be found here.)
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    I would highly, highly, recommended watching SGN (Some Good News). You can find it on YouTube and... It's amazing. Go watch it.
  30. 2 points
    i don't know if any of y'all will find this as funny as i did, but this made me laugh for far too long
  31. 2 points
    I feel mildly uncomfortable with how accurately YouTube has me pegged in terms of "videos that will give me feels." Found this in the recs today:
  32. 2 points
    Happy National Crouton Day, Frog Jumping Day, and Apple Pie Day!
  33. 2 points
    This might be of interest to the parched Kingkiller fans:
  34. 2 points
    *says I won’t be on the Shard for a while* *is still on the Shard quite often* I cannot escape the pull of this website
  35. 2 points
    Y'all like Seagulls?
  36. 2 points
    Happy National Foster Care Day!!! Happy National Hoagie Day!!
  37. 2 points
    May the Forth be with you ALL!!! Happy Star Wars Day!
  38. 2 points
    Paraphrasing a quote from Psych: My brain feels like wet toilet paper. The really thin kind. School toilet paper. Anyways. Yeah. My brain feels like wet toilet paper. As everyone is saying these days (I think?...) thanks for listening to my Ted talk.
  39. 2 points
    *crawls out of cave and squints at sun* Wow, I didn’t realise I’d come back to 70 notifications.
  40. 2 points
    The mental health awareness thread is up and running! If you want, post a status update about it so we can spread the news! Change your profile picture green!
  41. 2 points
    Read this and go green with your profile pic for mental health awareness!
  42. 2 points
    Happy National Buggs Bunny Day, Oatmeal Cookie Day, and Raisin Day!
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    *bows to the power that is most upvotes ever* Happy Birthday!!! May it be joyful and pug filled!
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  48. 1 point
    Hello, fellow 17th Sharders. Just last week I was thinking about how good my mental health was, and then, everything fell apart. I don't want to go into the painful details but, life just got a lot harder for me and, My family and friends have failed me in this regard. I have come to you for the support and comfort I feel that I am lacking. If this is not something that should be posted here please notify me and I will remove it immediately.
  49. 1 point
    Happy May Day! It's May! Yay! ... I'm done.
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