Oh wow, I forgot about your old clan! 7DA was it? Good times...
It sure was. Went from 7DA (7 Dark Apprentices) and Maverick Hunters to 7DM (7 Dark Mavericks) till the rupture between the members after so long. I then took over 7DA till I knew it was time for me to let go. Oh I do miss those days haha..
I almost wept over all the nostalgia.
You were 13 when you joined too? God, I really am an old piece of shit.
I remember every one of your usernames, and Klown was always my favorite. I didn't think you were a dick, and even if you were I can think of bigger ones than you. You were and are a good dude in my book.
7DA was my second clan after the original Kagemusha fell through the cracks haha...
Good times indeed...
I'll be watching, Klown.
Nostalgia is a beautiful thing. Its nice to know that we can look back with smiles on our time here. And yes, I was 13 years old if I remember right. I believe I joined officially with this account right before summer started after 8th grade? Haha I was a young kid then, had so much to learn. Well thank you, haha, its good to know that I didn't make a lasting effect on people during my down times.. And I remember Kagemusha, if I'm not mistaken that was a Gothic Blue original creation, yes?
Oh man... I wish I joined when I was 13... but... I didn't have internet! *sob*
Haha, thats fine. You're here now and enjoying the great company XC offers.
Good blog so far. I'll keep reading if you keep posting.
Well thank you, I hope you continue to read and that I can keep hold of your attention in this blog.
But on to why I came here to post...
-The Man Behind The Avatar.
At 13 years old I joined Xero_Creative with the intent to kill off boredom and enjoy YGO. During my time here I also had a life outside of XC (hard to believe, I know haha.) Fresh into High School, with many friends, and a girl friend for over a year that was as beautiful and kind as I could wish for. We began 'dating' right after 7th grade, what I didn't know was that she would change my life forever in more ways then I could count. High School was easy and I kept myself entertained by being a rebel. Now this is a school of, at most, 140 kids. It was very small, in a very small town, in the secluded southwest portion of Minnesota. So when one decides to be a rebel he then has a reputation to uphold. That reputation seems to stick with you forever from what I've learned and in such a small town everyone knows about you.
I loved sports, any sport, be it basketball, baseball, football, soccer, and even track. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't one to fall into one clique, instead I spread myself all over and was, in the end, more so a nerd if anything haha. As my high school years passed me I slowly dropped each sport. (except soccer, I have and will always have a love for soccer) I kept meeting new people and continued in my rebellious ways. I was so young yet I smoked, I drank, tried weed, did shrooms, had weed laced with cocaine. I was living the life of reckless abandon. I gained many more friends and unforgettable stories that will always be baggage to me as I go through life. From getting high before going to class just to talk to the principal to see if he could figure out I was high, smoking in bathrooms (I know, I know, cliche smoking in the bathroom haha). We stole our principals mini van, took it for booze cruising and then left it at his house running. Broke into teachers houses in the middle of the night and just walked around for the fun of it. Stole school buses and drove them through corn fields. It wasn't about getting back at them or anything. It was the feeling of being untouchable, like I was totally and utterly invincible in my own little world. No one could stop me, the world was mine.
As I have mentioned before I did have a girlfriend this entire time. Now she was something from a whole different world then me. If ever the statement 'Opposites attract' was proven then this was it. She was the sole thing I held onto instead of really diving off the deep end. She was righteous in every way, a miracle to me and the people she met. To me, she proved that life was..worth it? She looked at me in disapproval with what I would do but regardless she would take me back and hold on to me. I still believe to this day she knew that she was saving my life in one way or another. My time with her I began to grow away and smarten up from what I once did. My rebellious moments seemed to lessen up each time. Oh those gorgeous nights we would sit till the sun rose and talk to each other. Trying, as much as we could, to help each other out in life. To save ourselves from each of our own demons.
Coming into senior year I was a recognized student. Nothing great in academics but nothing terrible either. I played varsity soccer all of my 4 years and led my team to State Championships. Had scholarships coming my way to play soccer in college. Me and my girlfriend were happily together, things were on the upswing, we had talks of what we would do after high school. Being with each other for 4+ years we even discussed marriage and how we couldn't wait to someday be together forever...Well, in life nothing is certain. A dreadful day that I still can't bear to think of. The week leading into prom I find out that she had cheated on me, that she was pursuing another guy. After confronting her she cried and broke it off between us two. Over 4 years being together, sharing every bit of our lives together. It wasn't just us dating that got me. It felt like a friend, family, had betrayed me. I, growing up in a very dysfunctional family my entire life (which I'll save for another blog in another day), had only her as an anchor to my life. That kept me on the ground with reality. I had friends, many of them, but she was the only real thing I could ever say I was close to in my life.
As you might guess I did go off the deep end. Right back into the old swing of things but never forgetting what I learned from her during those years. I graduated, enjoyed the rest of my high school years, and went off to college. At that moment I thought I knew it all. That I had felt every feeling there was. True love to the hardest pain. What I had no idea of that was in the coming years I would travel around the world, meet the most amazing people, and learn that at no point in life do we ever have it figured out. Tomorrow is a new day and you'll learn a little more about yourself and world around you.
Laresa, the most beautiful woman I have ever met, inside and out. I don't blame her, in fact now I thank her. I had to go through all of that to get to where I am now. I still love her and part of me wishes that someday we'll come back together again, all grown up with many life experiences to share.
So there you go. A bit about a bumblebee named Laresa. She stung me hard that cold day. But I learned you can't taste the sweet honey without a few stings first.
I would also like to ask for you to not judge me quite yet haha. I was a rebellious kid then but a lot has happened since and I believe I've grown quite a bit since then. But I'll just have to save how that all came to be in another blog entry on another day.
Till then, I'll see you on the other side..
Song: For You by Angus & Julia Stone
Edited by Daniel Wylde, 07 October 2010 - 03:06 AM.