I’d just like to make a quick little blog about having experienced something while I was terminated from Paint.
The first person I would like to thank is none other than inSein.
Sei has been one of my best friends since probably about 2014. Not only have I considered her a very good friend since then, but she’s also a very kind, understanding person. Of course, she and I haven’t always seen eye-to-eye, but can any 2 people say they’ve shared the same opinions since the first day they met? She has been one of very few people to explain to me why certain things I’ve done or said in the past were wrong, and for that, I’m beyond grateful. Thank you for everything you’ve done, Sei. It truly means more to me than words could explain.
I’ve known Randy also since about 2014, and I’ve always considered him a great friend, even though he murdered a deer with his car. I won’t go into any great detail, because I’m not sure he’d want it known, but he’s been a very big help to me, even though I don’t let my appreciation to what all he’s done be shown enough. He’s also been one of the only 2 people to tell me when something I’ve done or said has been absolutely stupid. But, he always follows it with explaining why it’s stupid. That’s really all I can ask for, isn’t it? Thanks, dude. Seriously. And quit hitting deer with your car, that’s just not nice.
I would also like to thank Lindsey for being exceptionally kind to me, all the time, even though she and I have mostly different religious and political views, along with general opinions about a lot of things. She’s not the kind to get angry or defensive if someone simply has an opinion that’s different from hers, and honestly, that’s really rare these days. Thank you for everything, Lindsey.
Crissta... Lord have mercy, we’ve argued worse than you and Thi ever could. But that’s okay, because I think we can both admit that we’re highly opinionated and can sometimes get easily upset when someone’s opinion is the exact opposite of ours. However, we’re past all that now (I believe), and I’ve grown pretty fond of you. Don’t get me wrong, readers, Crissta and I still act like we hate each other most of the time, but we don’t. At least, not as bad as we act like we do. But anyway, Crissta, thank you for explaining why some of the things I do and say are wrong, and thank you for always being here to talk to any time I need anything. It’s definitely highly appreciated, and I hope you know if there’s ever anything I can do, I’ll do my best to be here for you as well.
Acid, you’ve been one of my best friends since before any of the others I’ve mentioned, and I’m honestly blessed to be able to call you a friend — and beyond blessed to be able to say that you’re one of my best friends. You’ve always looked past things I’ve done that most people would’ve been upset by, and saw me as an actual human being instead of a troublemaker, and I’m more grateful to you for that than I would ever know how to explain. Thank you, though, and I love you. And the same thing goes for you, Mimi.
There are a shit ton of others, but as I’m typing this, I’m sick, and I don’t feel like typing anymore.
But, thank you all for everything.
The thing that I experienced was not only a valuable lesson to me, but hopefully would be a valuable lesson to anyone else who doesn’t already know the things I learned.
Always be respectful. It doesn’t matter where you are (irl or online), always take the things you say into consideration before saying them.
It’s a shame that there are some people (like myself) who have been alive for nearly 22 years, and are only just now learning that this is the way it should be.