I practically used to live on these forums. I was so determined to make my name known in the communities I cared for. I posted fervently, participated in everything, but ultimately it didn't make much of a difference. Eventually my interest faded away, and so did I. I return periodically to check on these forums, and my home board (Roleplaying) is a shadow of what it was when I first joined, and it makes me cathartic. All the users I knew, all the drama, stories...they're all gone, mostly. I mourn for all the stories that never did get finished, the RP's I hosted that perished, and all the characters I made who never met their potential I had for them.
Even in the OoC Room, I can feel the difference of traffic. I remember there being so many threads, and that's how I would often see and discuss current events and other trivial stuff.
It makes me feel a...distinct longing.