Hey there, some of you might remember me but I'm sure a fair amount wont. I used to post on dfaf from like 2010-15 which is when I was around 11-14 .I just wanted to post that I have very very fond memories of this forum and the friends I made while I was here despite being a lot younger than the other people here.
I'm 19 now and I've struggled for years between trying to get back into this forum and staying far away because of how I was when I was younger, however I feel I owe it to everyone I knew here that you all helped me along in what was a very dark time in my life.
DFAF was an escape from being bullied at school as well as at home, it was a place I felt safe to speak my mind with like-minded individuals like bookdust/Scarecrow, feddlefew, hot, leroyoctopus, and many more. I spent countless hours in the IM chat we had through something called mibbit or fribbit or something because I felt accepted. I told people on this forum whenever I had a crush. When my mother told me she was pregnant with my little sister, now 6, the first thing I thought was to tell my friends on DFAF. Honestly I owe my life to this forum and the company that founded it.
It makes me sad to see some friends gone but it fills me with pride seeing how many are still here and even been promoted to mods. I'm not sure how often I'll post if I really return but I've been feeling this way for a long time and I felt it was time to let it be known to the forum and the people that knew me way back when I was just a cringy kid. I love you all.