I realized I haven’t written anything about EFAO even upon it’s anniversary. I saw that other people have and I was like well damn, I should write something, so here I am. If you’re not ready for a post about how much I love/appreciate my friends then you should stop reading xD
Almost exactly one year ago, no actually, it was a little more than that because I was in the original EFAO, before it was EFAO. You’ve probably never heard of it. Jklol. But I remember making these plans to go to Kara’s house and I think both Kara and I knew at that point that we weren’t the greatest of friends. Not because we didn’t like each other but because we didn’t know each other. Then that magic night happened, Kara private chats me up and says HEY I’m having a chat with some people wanna join? And being the phonephobe I am my natural instinct was NOTHANKS but I took this as an opportunity to get to know her better/make new friends with whoever was in the call. I enter the call, and along with Kara I meet her ex boyfriend Neil, Sierra and Jenn. That night we talked for hours and it was basically the best chat ever. Kristine joined eventually too and we were spamming Sam’s wall and we thought Tianna was mad at us and it was amazing.
Fast forward a year and a bit. We have about 20 active members of EFAO now (active meaning, in EFAO on a regular basis) and many more who don’t chat quite as often but we don’t love them less. We have gained so many new people since that tiny 4-5 person chat and we’ve lost some as well. I’ve never met a group of people that I could be more comfortable with, that could make me laugh as hard as they do, I love everybody in it, and everybody who has left it to death. They are the people that make this fandom such a good place to be in. No hate. No drama. Just love. They’re my online family :’)
I’m constantly blown away with how friendly people are and how easy it is for people to come into the group and feel at home. Bunbun is our newest member of the group and the second he came in it was like WHOOOOSHHH, ACCEPTANCE, which is what I love about EFAO.
I love you all dearly, and I can honestly say that I’m a better person because of you guys and I could not think of where I’d be without you. People go out partying, going to see movies, playing sports, and I sit at my computer and skype with you guys. I. REGRET. NOTHING. Nothing at all.
^^There is not ONE shot with all of us in it so I just went ahead and took this one.
May I just agree with Patronus that our first night together. Kara/Jenn/Neil/Patronus/Me was so incredible I can’t even.