1 decade. 10 years. 3,654 days (double-checked with NG Logs on this one--I calculated the subsequent numbers by hand). 87,696 hours. 5,261,760 minutes. 315,705,600 seconds. That's how much time has elapsed since November 21, 2003. Now that you know these numbers, pause, take a deep breath and allow them to truly sink in.
Has anyone heard of Facebook in 2003? YouTube? Reddit? Twitter? Tumblr? Instagram? The social media landscape of the Internet in general has changed a lot over this past decade. You know you're old when you still use message boards and chat rooms more often than most people expect.
I was 13 and in 8th grade when I made this account. It's been a fucking trip to say the least, but one that hasn't ended yet.
I'm going to devote this news post to some random thoughts and questions that have been on my mind for quite a while now. It's okay if you don't have the answers to any of the questions I ask, because I don't either.
I wonder how may of you reading this weren't even born yet when I made this account exactly 10 years ago today.
I wonder how many people I once talked to here are either dead, in prison or in a secure psychiatric ward, besides the most well-known ones.
I wonder how many enemies I have over some truly stupid, trivial exchanges that may have happened forever ago.
How exactly would the trajectory of my life had changed if I simply didn't frequent NG to the extent that I have over such a long time?
As I scroll through my list of contacts on my phone, I see so many names I probably wouldn't have encountered outside NG. A fair number of them haven't gotten a text or call from me in ages, but then again, many in that group also left ages ago or already talk to me through other mediums.
Stuff I'm working on now: work. Going through that boring daily grind that is my life. This is my escape. Also, I have 3 pending top secret projects including a book. Because they're top secret, I can't elaborate. I'm also going through my old poetry and short stories that I wrote when I was still in high school. Although I made some of them public on the BBS over 7 years ago, I'm still waiting for the right time to re-introduce them, which isn't quite yet.
There are a bunch of other things that the future holds. And as far as future meets go, well, anyone can contact me and ask for a good time to hang out. When I'm not home, I'm usually not too far away unless I explicitly state otherwise. As for big meets? Well, I might try doing them in other places outside NYC as an experiment, but we can talk more about that later.
One key thing has never changed...
I still love shit more than I love you.