I’m not good at writing letters, so please allow me to use this space to do a simple post of appreciation for Rokkenjima and the wonderful people I met here.
After a long time I’ve finally been able to accept this place is coming to an end, so I thought I should leave behind an appreciation post to engrave all my fun memories here. I’d like tag a few people I met through this forum and, while I’d love to tag everyone I’ve talked to, that would be impossible, but everyone I met here was truly a special and wonderful friend to me.
First, I’d like to say thanks to @smileypers0n, you were the first one to greet me here, like you always do in the “Introduce Yourself” section, your kindness is very appreciated and it was what made me feel Rokkenjima truly was the place I’ve been looking for, thank you for always being so kind and welcoming, that’s something we rarely get to see nowadays. It was also really fun to participate on the Festival of Mayhem with you, I hope to hear you sing again someday.
@Aspirety, our awesome Game Master, since I joined this place you’ve been working really hard to keep it alive and running, thank you a lot for creating Rokenjima, it truly saved my life when I needed it most. My very first post in a discussion thread had a non-blurred spoiler, and, instead of simply flagging it and forgetting the matter, you were nice enough to PM me and warn me about it, very few people would do that, and the dedication you’ve always shown makes me admire you a lot, unfortunately I haven’t been here long enough to know you better, but I hope this is not a farewell for us.
@Arietta, thanks to you I found a way to open up in the discord server and start talking to everyone, it was fun playing with you and I hope we can play more fun games together with everyone else.
@Luadog and @farispie, you two were probably the first people I actually got close to in here, all that time we spent together playing with gameboards and discussing theories are precious memories I hold, thank you for making my stay in Rokkenjima so enjoyable.
@danpmss and @edit_anon thank you for the lovely chess gameboards, they were all really fun to play, it was nice playing chess with everyone around here, thanks for the opportunity.
@Jokrono and @MagusVerborum it was really nice listening to you play Umineko, your funny voices are the best indeed! Your participation in the tea parties also made it incredibly lively, thanks for all the laughs.
@King_Titanite_XV, @NotKyon and @Kennidy, it was fun to be a team with you all in the Festival of Mayhem, I hope you had as much fun as I did, I hope we can play together again someday.
@Lishy it was really nice meeting you, thanks for accepting me as a reader for your story, I can’t wait for you to finish it! I’m glad Rokkenjima allowed me to meet you.
@Bernkastelle thanks for the lovely sketch and the incredible game, your knowledge amazes me a lot, I wish we get more chances to talk in the future, I’m glad I got to meet you.
Well, I suppose that’s it, I apologise to those I didn’t tag here, it doesn’t mean you’re not special but I couldn’t really make this list go on forever. Thanks to Rokkenjima I had lots of fun, met many great people, and was able to discuss lots of things with everyone. Even if this place will stay frozen in time, I pray that someday we can post in here again, that’s why I’ll keep betting on a miracle.
As a departure message, I’ll leave this song, which I find very fitting:
For that day, for that place, thank you for everything, Rokkenjima, all staff people, and all forum members.
Love you all.