September 2, 2014 at 12:34 am #160327
Before you say anything mods… I know I should be posting this in the General Discussion but since this forum is the one I post in the most, I will be posting this here. I apologize in advance if I’m disturbing anyone or violating any rule.
I’ve been here for over a year now. I will never forget the reason that brought me to this community: August of 2013 was turning out to be a very unfruitful month and being boring as hell and I was looking for a website that could tell what were the exact episodes the Emmy contenders were submitting haha. GoldDerby was one of the first ones that popped up and it had such a good organization that I ended up joining. In my mindset I kind of knew that I would eventually lose interest (that’s why I’m no good with online forums and all that jazz) but I started posting anyways and hoped for the better.
I never thought in a million years that this would be so creatively, culturally and EMOTIONALLY engaging. I’ve had my arguments with one or two users (very constructive ones if that helps my case!) but more importantly: friendships were formed. I’ve made some really good GoldDerby friends over the past year and bonded with several others over the course of the season. This place came in a time when I was feeling nostalgically lonely and for the first time in a VERY long time, I felt like I was… home. I wanna thank each and every one of you for everything that has happened in the past year. Some of you helped me knowing that you were helping. Others helped me as well without even noticing. We can be bitchy and sassy and we go at each other’s throats all the time but we’re a family in our own crazy twisted way and in families people are there for each other and that’s what has been happening with and to me. So once again thank you all so much for this amazing year! (and for the record I’m never this “emotional” and outspoken about my feelings so look at this as a personal victory hahah)September 2, 2014 at 12:53 am #160329
Delete it? Why would we do that? It is great to hear that you are enjoying your time here. I certainly value your contributions!September 2, 2014 at 12:55 am #160330
For the record, you’re one of my favorite members here and brought so much to this community. You and a few others are really great friends of mine here at GoldDerby, and make this one of the best communities on the internet.
I will never forget that our first interaction was an argument about Glee, which was just a little debate as to if Darren Criss was talented or not (something I think everyone now realises was the latter). Then we bonded over Leonardo DiCaprio, Foxcatcher and several other things.
I can only echo your sentiments – GoldDerby is more than just an entertainment forum. We are one big family, and like the best families, there are tons of fights but even more laughter. Tom has created such a wonderful community here that I am so glad to be a member of, not only because it offers great predictions and entertainment news, but also because it gives us the chance to interact with so many people from around the world with common interests.
Its been a real honor meeting everyone here, and I just hope we can all continue to be the sassy, wonderful people you all areSeptember 2, 2014 at 1:03 am #160331
lol You’re not leaving Gold Derby, are you Tomhardys? This sounded like a good bye letter (of gratitude). Anyway, I love Gold Derby and I’m glad I can come here and pool all my obsession with film, TV shows, awards among other things with similarly crazy people.September 2, 2014 at 2:09 am #160332
Aw. I’m pretty new to this thing besides lurking occasionally beforehand but in my short time here you struck me as one of the essential viewpoints to check out when you post. 🙂September 2, 2014 at 2:17 am #160333
Congratulations on your one year anniversary TomHardys!I think you need a drink now, on us.September 2, 2014 at 8:24 am #160335
Wow. Thank you all so much guys.
@BrokenFan I’m not leaving for now. You’re not getting rid of me that easily hahaSeptember 2, 2014 at 3:03 pm #160336
OMG… DON’T SCARE ME LIKE THAT! I totally thought this was a “farewell” post! Thank goodness it isn’t. You’re awesome! You know you’re one of my faves around here. 🙂September 2, 2014 at 3:04 pm #160337
Your GIFs are always EVERYTHING! I love you.September 3, 2014 at 2:32 am #160338
OMG… DON’T SCARE ME LIKE THAT! I totally thought this was a “farewell” post! Thank goodness it isn’t. You’re awesome! You know you’re one of my faves around here. 🙂
Hahaha you made me laugh. Well mate it’s no secret that you’re absolutely amazing and you’re a big part of why I feel so welcomed and comfy in this website! You rock, mate!September 3, 2014 at 10:17 am #160339
I just saw this letter, which is really nice and certainly reflects my sentiments too. I’m on here just about every day, and I love chatting with you and all the other forum posters. I’m coming up on 2 years since I found the site, and I see no signs of stopping anytime soon.September 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm #160340
I just saw this letter, which is really nice and certainly reflects my sentiments too. I’m on here just about every day, and I love chatting with you and all the other forum posters. I’m coming up on 2 years since I found the site, and I see no signs of stopping anytime soon.
Aw that’s really cool! Glad to see that we’re all here to stay!September 3, 2014 at 1:23 pm #160341
I cannot decide that you like me or not, but I think you are one of my favs here! So keep posting!September 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm #160342
I cannot decide that you like me or not, but I think you are one of my favs here! So keep posting!
There’s only one person that I wasn’t very fond of (and that’s being kind) but that person is not here to defend himself. So no I don’t dislike you in the slightest. I think we just have very strong opinions that happen to be different but I like it when people challenge me in a discussion. Keep doing your thing because that’s what makes the awards season exciting 🙂