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Mystic Cards; a memoir. [May. 24th, 2006|10:25 am]
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[elyse]
[Current Location |work]
[mood |gloomygloomy]
[music |Thursday - Understanding In A Car Crash]

Now, I never claimed to be a poet, an artist, or any of those artistic things--but I've reached an epiphany, or something similar, and I had to let you all know.

I owe Mystic Cards quite a lot. I've noticed that a lot of you girls are graduating this year, or next, or at least somewhere in the near future. When I first joined MC, I was a fledgling sophomore in high school, attempting to maneuver my way through an awkward social life and schoolwork, not knowing what I'd be doing with my life. It's been nearly six years now, and while I still don't know what I want to do with my life, I've survived it with the help of good friends, many of which I've found on this lovely corner of the interwebs.

I don't play TCGs anymore, and that's kind of sad. I found one of my many marble notebooks the other day, the kind I'd bring to class with me and write down rambles in, and one said "I got a bunch of cards from Moonlight and Vines today, and Mystic Cards accepted me!" That's a long time ago, but I can still almost remember that day. I can remember the horribly ugly layout I had up, the small amount of cards I had, the eagerness I had to collect. Then, with the introduction of Heaven's Gates, it made things a lot more personal than e-mailing and asking for a trade. We could actually associate with each other, and for someone like me, who [at the time] didn't have AIM, made trading and talking with everyone so much easier. We got to know each other, at first by our nicknames [seriously, how long did it take me to make the switch from Halley to Elyse?], then eventually as we got to know each other, our real names. We formed friendships, alliances, and squared off at people we didn't like. As TCGs go, we were tighter than most--if not ALL. Someone opened a new one? We'd be more than willing to join/staff/offer web space. When my server died on me, there was a THREE WAY BATTLE to see who would host me. I didn't think people cared about me that much. [To this day, I still thank Renako and Mystic for hosting my stuff for so long] But we all formed a kind of comeraderie that's lasted us for years.

When someone was sick, we were the first ones with comfort responses and e-hugs. When someone was hurt or in trouble, we offered advice. When I was scared about going to college, who was there? You guys. When I found out my mom had cancer? You were there. When I got my first boyfriend, who was there to share the happiness? You guys. When we broke up? Y'all were there.

And for that, I say thank you. You're all over the world, all over the US, and you're still some of the best and closest friends I've ever had. :] MC may be hiatusing or missing, but still...that's how we roll.
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[User Picture]From: minymars
2006-05-24 07:26 pm (UTC)
That's so beautiful Elyse-chan....;0; I miss MC too....and my free time....and talking with everyone. I definitely agree with everything you're saying, too. I was just 13 when I joined MC, and I've made some of my closest friends there, with you guys ^^ I feel bad that I haven't kept in contact at all, but I still love and support all you guys with everything I have <3<3 *hugglomps everyone* MUCH LOVE FROM KAKERU-CHAN!!! ^0^

(I still think we should all meet up somewhere someday XD Like after we all have licenses and such. That would be so great! ~<3)
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[User Picture]From: elyse
2006-05-25 03:08 pm (UTC)
=) It's okay, darlin'! School and home stresses often tear us away from the things we care for, and I don't hardly blame you.

But seriously? I'm down for an MC meetup. :] We'd have to find somewhere close and convenient, though. Or like...right in the middle of everyone. MC KANSAS CON '07 XD
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[User Picture]From: minymars
2006-05-25 07:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm sure everyone can agree on that ^_^ *hugs* As long as I still have my friends.....I'm gonna try and come online more often, though. I tend to play video games when I have nothing to do ^^;; lol I wanna talk to everybody again! Yay!

lol I've been down for an MC meetup for a long time :D Who first suggested that, anyway? I can't even remember ^^; lmao Kansas Con.....xD That really WOULD be awesome......'cept for those darned gas prices...x.X;; hehe
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From: _faepandora
2006-11-15 06:15 pm (UTC)

Homg. Elyse.

-clinghugs- I missed you girl. I missed everyone.

I'd be happy to go to a meetup if I can ever manage to get my papers in order, since I live in Canada now. xD

I'd like to try and talk to everyone again as well.
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