A few days ago, I managed to get Pinkie's Lament and Cheese's confession onto my computer, and subsequently onto a CD for the car. Well, I was listening to Cheese's confession on my way to work one day, and I suddenly realized just how relevant it is to my experience here. If you're not familiar with the song, Here you go:
ok, Now, how is this relevant? Well, I'll lay it out part by part.
"I fear I told a little fib about my pony past, I hope that when you hear the truth, you will not be aghast. I wasn't quite the super party pony like I claimed, The fact is that I was so shy, nopony knew my name."
Yes, this part is pretty accurate for me. When I first joined, I may have made it seem to a few here at the time that I was more popular than I really was. Granted, it wasn't that big a deal, but it was to the point that a few literally thought I was mute. I always had a really hard time making friends. After school, I lost touch with a lot of them. not out of disinterest, but because I wasn't sure about what came next. a few years later, and I haven't spoken a word to about 95% of them. it's true.
"I stumbled into Ponyville one afternoon, by chance, and found the biggest ever celebration party dance. Everything was perfect, cheer was filling up the place! And I saw that everypony had a smile upon their face!"
Again, pretty accurate. I stumbled across this forum by chance one day when I decided to randomly google search a place to RP for maybe a month or two to kill some time. This forum was part of a pretty big list of forums. The fact I clicked on this one was by chance alone. when I first joined, it was wonderful! everyone was happy! everyone was friends! I was amazed that such a place could exist on the internet. It convinced me to face my shyness for at least a little bit and get on the chatbox and say hi.
"I vowed that day to change my life, the past I did set free! For now, Cheese Sandwich was a party pony full of glee! A super-duper party pony, that's what I became! I traveled all Equestria, and all did know my name!"
once again, accurate. The fact that everyone here was so friendly, so happy, and so accepting, it inspired me to work at letting go of who I was back then and calm down. I explored the forum, got to know more and more people, and eventually worked my way up to admin. a year and a half later, I'm still here and I have friends that are irreplaceable. I owe who I am today to this forum and everyone here!
"But that never would have happened on my own, I'll tell you why. For the one who threw that party, it was you, Pinkie Pie"
accurate on multiple levels. I owe who I am today to this forum and everyone on it. without you guys, I wouldn't have ever worked up the courage to face going back to school, or taking on a full time job, and especially changing how I identify myself. All of you have made a drastic difference in my life that I can't even begin to show my appreciation for. The second way this is relevant for me is that the very first episode I watched of MLP was "Feeling Pinkie Keen". If I hadn't watched that episode, I wouldn't be here. You could say Pinkie's enthusiasm towards life and just about everything helped me stay positive.
Seriously, Thank you. Everyone reading this, Thank you from the bottom of my heart. If I hadn't met you all, I don't know where I would be or what I would have done with myself. All of you hold a very special place in my heart, and I really don't want to know what kind of person I could have been if not for you all.
"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
~ Albert CamusCharacter List:~:Blind Side:~