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Title: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: Amaranth on September 04, 2016, 02:02:28 PM
Uh, hi.

Life is a thing, and so I got a bit distant, even when I didn't want to. I remember I posted something like this a few years back, but then I got distracted again. I'm probably more put-together now than I have been in ages---or at least I'm trying to be. I've always had trouble forging lasting connections, but my fond memories of Freebird brought me back again.

My username as displayed is Amaranth, but before anyone new starts thinking I'm the Aveyond creator, that's not me. I just liked the meaning behind amaranth when I was trying to come up with a forum name back in the day. (During my last visit I changed it to a more recently-used name, but folks got confused, IIRC, so I changed it back.)

TL;DR: My name is Charlotte, so feel free to call me that if you want. Or call me Amaranth if you're used to it. Whatever works.

I also finally picked up To the Moon and A Bird Story during Steam's summer sale and thoroughly enjoyed both. The funny part is that back in my college days---probably sometime before or after my last visit (I can't remember)---I found out I'm an Aspie. So To the Moon has even more meaning for me than it would've otherwise.  Everyone who worked on it and tested it has my deepest gratitude.

I'm done with school for now, but I'm still trying to understand myself about six years later. I finally have a paying job, and I hope it'll be a stepping stone I can use to get where I want to be. I'm working on writing.

P.S: If anyone's over on Lemmasoft, I have an account there too because I want to create things, and learn from those who already know what they're doing. (Different username, though---PM me if you want to know.)
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . hopefully in a more lasting way.
Post by: Ruben on September 04, 2016, 04:35:21 PM
Oh, I remember you back from 2010. :) Good to have you aboard again! It's always a joy to see somefrom from the old guard coming back.
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . hopefully in a more lasting way.
Post by: Thunderbird on September 04, 2016, 05:34:43 PM
Welcome back ^^
Amaranth is also a song from nightwish I really like :3
The forum is a bit quiet at the moment, but I'm sure FP release will bring a bit of frish wind.
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . hopefully in a more lasting way.
Post by: Dragon Mage on September 04, 2016, 05:52:30 PM
Hey welcome back. I'm a new member that doesn't know a lot of the older people here but it's good to see someone return :)

Glad to hear you enjoyed To the Moon.

Yes the forums are a bit dead right now, aren't they? But like Thunderbird said, hopefully Finding Paradise will change that :)
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . hopefully in a more lasting way.
Post by: Legacyblade on September 04, 2016, 10:13:30 PM
I was about to be like "WOH! THE AVEYOND LADY!" Then you clarified XD

Welcome back!
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . hopefully in a more lasting way.
Post by: Double A on September 05, 2016, 01:33:30 AM
Welcome back I suppose! Like Dragon Mage, I'm also a fairly new member. But it feels nice for me to meet one of the older members of this forum. And I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the games.  :)

Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . hopefully in a more lasting way.
Post by: Amaranth on September 28, 2016, 04:00:53 AM
Thanks, folks. :) (Sorry for the delayed reply! I got busy with work and other stuff.)
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect
Post by: Mobbstar on September 28, 2016, 02:32:17 PM
Hello! I am a person you won't really expect to see at all.

...Yes.
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . hopefully in a more lasting way.
Post by: Dragon Mage on September 28, 2016, 10:31:52 PM
Oh don't worry about him Amarath. He's a newbie *slowly pushes out of thread* (Jk Mobb XD )
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . hopefully in a more lasting way.
Post by: Eli on September 29, 2016, 11:38:32 AM
Welcome back Amaranth, I wasn't active back then when you used to be active, but I have seen some of your posts in the past few years when I was reading old topics :)
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . hopefully in a more lasting way.
Post by: Wyndfal on October 28, 2016, 12:41:17 PM
Oh my god! It's really you!  :o Welcome back, Amaranth. :)

I remember seeing a lot of your posts when I first registered in the forums in 2012 (you were already long gone by that time). Like Eli, I used to search the forums for older posts to get to know the Elders better, but then I noticed that the one with the very promising personal text "I'm back and better than ever!" wasn't going to come back after all. But now it seems the spell has been finally broken. And I'm excited to see what you're capable of. Also souvenirs, lots o' them. :P

Now the question is, are you really "better than ever"?  :3
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . hopefully in a more lasting way.
Post by: Amaranth on May 26, 2018, 10:39:36 AM
Bumping my old "I'm alive!" thread again because I kind of disappeared . . . again . . .

It's been almost two years since I was last here. Depression has a funny way of ruining everything I plan, apparently. Still dealing with the same stuff. I guess I'm looking for friends here because I don't really have any friends. I'm not sure how to go about it, though. I feel pretty pathetic, but I'm at the end of my rope.

Hopefully I can manage to stay this time. It would help if I had people to really talk to. Does Freebird have a Discord?
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: fenzil on May 26, 2018, 04:45:58 PM
Welcome back! I registered in 2014 and it looks like you've been active during my inactive period, and vice versa. I hope the two of us appearing at the same time is not a sign of some kind of apocalypse!

We have an unofficial Discord now. Basically everyone except Rieves is on it. Here is the link, expires in 24 hours: https://discord.gg/B9spVk
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: Amaranth on May 27, 2018, 08:47:33 AM
Thank you for the link! I go by a different name on Discord (it's from another community I'm sort of in), but people are welcome to call me by my real name, Charlotte, if that's less confusing.
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: Sirius on May 27, 2018, 02:22:44 PM
Hello Charlotte, I don't know what it is about this place that attracts people with serious issues; a small forum on the internet about a small series of games just doesn't strike me as a good place to get therapy, or any therapy for that matter.
Nonetheless, you do seem acquainted with the place and know a few people, so I doubt you'll have trouble integrating yourself.
...Right then, don't get peoples hopes up and disappear all of a sudden, that'd truly be a bother.
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: Sun on May 27, 2018, 02:54:29 PM
Hi Amaranth. Welcome back, and have fun on Discord!
Don't take Sirius'/turkizhere's words to heart, they did state that they want to cause trouble. You did not ask for this place to be your therapy after all.
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: Amaranth on May 27, 2018, 04:43:20 PM
Thank you, Sun.

Don't worry; I'm not seeking therapy here. I have resources for that. Just looking for people to talk to.
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: Kyo on May 28, 2018, 06:29:38 AM
Hi Amaranth. Welcome back, and have fun on Discord!
Sirius/turkizhere
trouble
Prepare for trouble - make it double!
(Looking for a meowth picture to use as my profile pic right now.)

Or are you implying they're the same person?
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: Sun on May 28, 2018, 06:41:51 AM
Or are you implying they're the same person?
Yup. Looks like they are.
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on May 28, 2018, 08:12:54 AM
I don't think I was around long enough to even know who turkizhere is...

Were they an early forum member?
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: Sirius on May 28, 2018, 04:41:36 PM
Don't take Sirius'/turkizhere's words to heart

Oh the impudence -- baseless conjecture and an attempt to invalidate my presence. I'll have you know my time here is valuable but limited, so don't waste more of it, will you?
However, perhaps I just did not make myself clear enough, but by "therapy" I meant some cure or solution to ones problem, not literal therapy.
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: Dragon Mage on May 29, 2018, 07:33:36 AM
I don't think I was around long enough to even know who turkizhere is...

Were they an early forum member?
I joined around the same time as Raven so I agree. Though I may have seen some of their old posts.
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on May 29, 2018, 10:09:55 AM
I don't think I was around long enough to even know who turkizhere is...

Were they an early forum member?
I joined around the same time as Raven so I agree. Though I may have seen some of their old posts.

Can 'around the same time' now be used to mean a year later?  :P

Before I joined the Freebird Forums I was a major lurker, and I don't remember them.... Maybe they weren't that memorable...
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: Kyo on May 29, 2018, 10:52:16 AM
Let me solve that mystery for you: http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=27960 (http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=27960)

Spoiler: both of you have bad memory.
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: Eli on May 29, 2018, 04:58:51 PM
Welcome back, Amaranth! :)

Let me solve that mystery for you: [url]http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=27960[/url] ([url]http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=27960[/url])

Spoiler: both of you have bad memory.

I was going to say the same, but as always you beat me to it! ;)
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on May 29, 2018, 11:00:31 PM
Let me solve that mystery for you: [url]http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=27960[/url] ([url]http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=27960[/url])

Spoiler: both of you have bad memory.

I must have forgotten about them because they didn't have a profile picture or something....  :reivsweat:
Title: Re: An old lighthouse hoping to reconnect . . . (AGAIN)
Post by: Dragon Mage on June 03, 2018, 08:09:23 AM
Oh...