I've been a member of this website for five years now. I remember discovering this amazing group of people after seeing Orca's videos about teamwork and how much he enjoyed playing on the servers back in the 2142 days. Thinking back on those days, I remember becoming a supporting member to join up with the 21st when it was formed. Then moving onto the 8th. I have such great memories and sad memories from those times. It always seemed like the IHS I was in was involved in some sort of controversy back in those days. That or I was stirring up something and getting in an argument with an admin or another member. I just believed in and loved this community so much and was arrogant enough to believe I was the only one who knew what was best....lol. I'd usually get put in my place an apologize for being....well an ass. :)

I've never been shy talking about my depression, so I'm sure most of you know about that. However, if it wasn't for this community and a great friend that I made here (originally in the 21st and a founding member of the 8th) I probably wouldn't be here. He convinced me that I needed to seek serious treatment for my depression. I had gotten really depressed and was just exhausted and sick of life. The only reason I got out of bed was because of my obligations and responsibilities (Job, wife, etc.). I was scared that I would be committed and would lose my job. He convinced me that if that's what I needed, then that's what I would have to do. I don't know why his words carried so much weight with me, but they did and do still to this day.

It's not just the In house squad friends that I've made that make me love this place. I'd name some of them, but I know I'd leave someone special out and I don't want to do that.

I've been away from TG for a good two years now, it's easy to say that work or home has been keeping me away, but honestly, I've just lost my passion for gaming and I've drifted away from TG as a result. Lately I've really been missing the friends I've made here and I'm sure a lot of them have moved on. I don't know if I'll ever be as active here as I used to be (so the admins can relax :D ), but I wanted everyone to know that I miss them and I will be supporting TG again as soon as possible.