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Post by giDrew on Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:56 am

ok theres really nothing i can say to justify my leave of absence. That topic should have been made about a year ago when it started. I will however give you the reasons you deserve to hear

when i originally made this site, for a long time before and a long time after that i had a lot of free time. when i was in college i worked a lot less, leaving me here to keep up on the site while i did my homework. i had a lot more time to spend here for that whole 2+ years. My shift now is 11-8 which means 10-8:30 with drive/ getting ready time. That is almost your entire day no joke. i literally dont even have time for daily tasks and activities 90% of the time.

that coupled with what i am about to tell you lead to the result you seen.

for that 1st year of trying to put WOA on the spot, which none of u were here for and got to see, it was realllllly rough. not an easy thing to do, making a successfull clan and i knew that. i knew what i had to do to make this thing work and i was COMPLETELY willing to put forth the time and effort. i sat literally til 6 am making this site for like a month, then updating, advertising on other sites all night while i just hung around all day trying to gather and recruit the people i got to come. i stayed here for hours and hours, all day long literally, even when i didnt want to, because i didnt want to miss a recruit and i didnt want previous new recruits to walk into the chat to emptiness and just leave thinking were wack. like wise i had many many conversations i didnt feel like having, and played games i didnt feel like playing right then in those days. all for the sake of the clans members having some fun here and creating a good, friendly, ACTIVE image for us

after that came the second year but what i am about to say took place mainly in the 1st half of it.

so then came the fruit of all my hard work. we were finally BUMPING busy!!!!!!! (with the help of many of the recruits i had gotten along the way, and their recruits) so again, i did many things for the site i did not feel like or have time to do. i actually failed a couple classes that semester and i was a stratght A student. i was obsessed guys. there was a point where there were SO many ideas being put in place, SO many interactive member programs and SO many events, i could not handle it anymore on my own. literally couldnt do it. No1 was helping at all with these types of things yet. it was all on me. there came a point where i called every1 out, and eventually i got the help i so desperately needed. The only problem was this; By that point, it had been a year and a half of devoting almost literally every bit of my free time to WOA. It felt more like a job than a way of having fun. i mean srsly ud really have no clue unless you'd done it before, and for that long, on ur own basically.

dont get me wrong for the record, members did what they were supposed to do as members but...i was the only one doing any real advertising, recruiting, organizing events and making new ways on the site for the clan to have fun. For a clan as busy as we were, with 15 ppl on the chat and 10 in the forums at all times.....1 person doing all that is just intangible.i needed my to step up, mods and admins to step up and they finally did.

now comes the point of this long story. for the 2nd half of that 2nd year, after i finallllllly didnt have to worry about the clan dying (1st year) then finallllllllly didnt have to organize and update everything myself (2nd year)....i was tired. i just coasted and did almost nothing but be here n have fun...like a member. i know thats wrong but i felt i deserved it....seriously.
then came the times of me 1st being inactive with my internet getting shut off.....and i never really got back into the swing of things before i graduated and got this job which has lead us here.

i seen myself becoming super super inactive because of my long shift. The amounts of time between visits kept getting longer and longer, until eventually it seemed it had been so long that as someone who was supposed to be a "leader" and did so much, with how little i did i was actually embarassed to show my face, as i am now, even though no1 was ever anything but nice about it all. i still felt like they were all thinking bad things about my inactivity, and im sure some were though they did not say it.

There came a point where i was so inactive from life, i just felt too embarassed to come anymore and have ppl see my leader title and think bad things about me. But in all honesty i didnt and dont want to give it up. I know none of you seen how much i did....not even the ppl in the clan then really knew how much i did....but either way i feel ive earned my spot forever and its not fair for me not to have it. its not like i ever come back being all tyrannical or anything. so anyway rather than deal with the issue, i did the cowardly thing and just let myself disappear. No excuses, that was wrong of me.

i did know however that you guys would be ok i can assure you that. i, even if i was sick of all of it, never would have done so little as a leader for my last bit of being here, and i would definetly not have became completely inactive this last year[/u][/i][b] had i thought any less. i have way too much love for this clan and the people here to just leave if i thought you couldnt make it without me, like in the 1st year or so.

i knew i finally had it busy enough, and structured well enough to make it the long haul. Again i do not use this as justification for leaving w/o a word, but only to let you know where i was at mentally.

that being said, its great to be here, and now that i got that all out i will be on whenever i have time =) hope ta see some of ma buddehs soon

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Post by Tal on Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:10 pm

DREWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
I MISSED YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
<3
No homo. I know you know I mean it. :3
You missed so much. Like you don't even know. You'd better be on soon so I can see you >:3
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Post by BA on Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:37 pm

I'll see you around then. Welcome back.

Also don't worry about your inactivity, and don't be ashamed about it either. If you want to come visit us, just come over. No harsh feelings here.
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Post by Chu on Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:19 pm

oh im pikawars btw, lol

nice to see you again :3
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Post by Frost on Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:45 pm

Its great to see you again Drew, theres no hard feelings at all, we were very certain that you had your own reasons for staying offline.

I'll see ya around Klonoa Wink
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Post by Funky Road on Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:58 pm

DREW! MY FAV WOA MEMBER lol


did you by chance get my wii message?

Love you bro, and i pray you are keeping well!
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Post by Youkoi on Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:11 pm

Oh hey, welcome back.
Great to have you around again, Drew.
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Post by Shiki on Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:46 pm

Welcome back buddy, I hope to see you around soon :)
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Post by Grimblade on Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:00 pm

DREW, I LOVE YOU.

But in all honestly, no one has been speaking badly about you AT ALL as far as I've noticed. I myself understand your situation, and I don't blame you for it, nor do I think badly of you in the slightest. You made all of this possible, bro. After all, we're here for you like you were always here for us.
Klonoa Happy

And I must say, I'm uber-happy to hear from you again. :3
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Post by giDrew on Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:48 am

Aww guys that really means a lot to me! No joke i can read between lines and i can tell u all really mean it about not feeling ashamed etc. =)

I cant stand thinking people hate me or think badly of me whose opinion i value (unless its completely unjustified) You've made me feel a lot better and will see a lot more of me now that i have that very heavy weight off of my shoulders.

Tal wrote: You'd better be on soon so I can see you >:3
i will be dont worry =D
Yellow wrote:oh im pikawars btw, lol
lol...gotcha, thanks
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did you by chance get my wii message?
yup =) ...you're the reason i stand before you all. I've thought about coming a million times. i literally thought about this place at least every other day. Seeing that rare (for me) blue light and hearing from you was too much, i had to come.
Grimblade wrote:

But in all honestly, no one has been speaking badly about you AT ALL as far as I've noticed.
i know, i figured not because i have a lot of good friends here no matter what and i know that. it's the things some may think that worried me =(

anyway, i am very happy to see you all and even happier about how well am received after all this time. Thankyou all for being such good friends. (Insert name here) (hug) lol too many to individualize xD

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Post by Funky Road on Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:12 pm

I care that much about you, the clan and every member that make sup this clan as a whole.

I don't take too kindly to every man for themself in this case, it's leave no man behind that matters to me when it omes to WOA.
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Post by Grimblade on Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:07 pm

giDrew wrote:
anyway, i am very happy to see you all and even happier about how well am received after all this time. Thankyou all for being such good friends. (Insert name here) (hug) lol too many to individualize xD


But yeah, it's SO GREAT TO SEE YOU AGAIN. I know I've said it already [and I know I'll say it again. xD] :3
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Post by Kurono on Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:59 pm

Drew, can it be true?
am i dreaming?

Dude you were missed,
i am very happy to see your back, its understandable that you were gone, with all the things you had to do, but happy that you are back now
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Post by REN on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:43 pm

OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!!!!! DREW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*HUGS**HUGS**HUGS**HUGS**HUGS**HUGS*STRANGLES*

You dont have any idea of how much I missed you!!!!!!! I always asked for you whenever I came here, you mean a lot to me!!! I would never EVER think bad about you, it would be a disgraceful thing to do!!

I dont have much time to write a better message for you right now but I have soo much to say... just wait, eventually I will and you will know just how much you mean to me BA dont be jealous
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Grimmy, that pic....really? I know your intentions are good but.... this pic is just way too colorful, if you get the meaning.... In any case it's funny that we are all rainbow unicorns hugging each other XP
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Post by Grimblade on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:39 pm

Ren, they're ponies. You're a girl, you wouldn't understand. Razz
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Post by giDrew on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:47 pm

lmao i thought the pic was funny! hahaha

look his avy matches! XD

missed ya 2 ren ive thought of u often. im glad to see you're as happy to see me as i am u =) Yes BA dnt b mad every1 knows ren is you're girl xD

she messes with u on purpose using me ya kno? lol i remember clearly thinking that more than once. shes a lot nicer to me when ur around lol take it as a compliment im just the tool haha

well i hope ta see u on the chat soon ren =)

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Post by Grimblade on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:54 pm

giDrew wrote:lmao i thought the pic was funny! hahaha

look his avy matches! XD
Plenty more where that came from. 2,302 to be exact, in my personal collection.


missed ya 2 ren ive thought of u often. im glad to see you're as happy to see me as i am u =)
Ooh la la~
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Post by giDrew on Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:57 am

grim u instigator

if thats the case then 75% of u ALL are all over me including u big man Laughing

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Post by Frost on Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:20 am

i blame reality television Klonoa Hmm
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Post by Grimblade on Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:56 am

giDrew wrote:
if thats the case then 75% of u ALL are all over me including u big man Laughing
That's your fault then for being so irresistibly awesome.
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Post by Panther on Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:19 pm

I can't believe it took me this long to read this post :scratch: Drew, it's good to see you're back. I can understand what you were going through, even though I'm only going into High School at the end of Summer. I will say that even in your absence, you were still making an impact upon the clan by your decision to place Leadership positions in the hands of Grim. He's really kept the place going. Besides, a leave of absence is probably what you needed. You've done a lot for WOA and you definitely deserved a break. Now, I do believe it was you, Yoshi, or Snoopee that recruited me to the clan, and at this point I'm pretty glad I accepted. Welcome back to the clan, Drew. It's always good to see yah.

Wow that was serious of me. We need something happy. I GOT IT!!



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Post by giDrew on Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:04 pm

lol grim 0_o
yeah panther like i said i did see this comin a little and i knew if it did come down to me bein off, i at least needed o make definite sure that i had a good solid command structure in place. i knew grim would do an excellent job in my stead, keeping the clan torch burning.

i was very glad to have such a clear choice because its a lot of responsibility and a clan without sum1 to make decisions when it is needed can eventually be in very big trouble. that can lead to constant arguments and nothing ever truly being done

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Post by Grimblade on Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:38 am

giDrew wrote:lol grim 0_o
I was joking, bro. Rolling Eyes

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Post by giDrew on Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:25 pm

i kno thats why i lol'd. if i thought u were serious we would have to have a talk. lmao

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Post by Grimblade on Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:39 pm

giDrew wrote:i kno thats why i lol'd. if i thought u were serious we would have to have a talk. lmao
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