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Why I Retired [An Epic Tale]

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avatar Chellizard
Retired Moderator
Level 39 : Artisan Pokemon
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This is a pure, from the soul, step into my life and why I made a decision to retire from being a forum moderator for PMC.

I guess I should give you the first hand information and kind of explain why I became a mod in the first place!

I'm Chellizard, better known as Chelle, or "Not Charlizard" to a lot of people, at least, I think so.

I'm a proud member of the Minecraft community and I enjoy building, drawing, and writing. I tried to skin, but I just cannot seem to get into it as much as I want to!

I'm 23 years young, and I've been on PMC for about three years, maybe a little more. That's a long time, if you ask me.

I first joined PMC with the intention to diamond and favorite builds I liked so I could keep track of some of my favorite things. Just like anyone else that joins, really. But, I saw there was a Chat.

I thought, "Whoa, people can just relax in here?" And, my second thought was "They're all probably much younger than me." I was 20 years old when I joined PMC.

So, I joined. First person I met was Charlizard.

He and I had very similar usernames, and I had no idea I wasn't the only Charizard enthusiast. Haha!

So, one hangout session playing Hunger Games lead to another hangout session of gaming, and then I met more and more of the mod team, and just, things kind of kept rolling from there. I met Soup, Snowy, Eeirail, OliverFrenchie, and Avalanche_Ali... and a few others, I think?

As you all know, Snowy and I are quite the odd pair of friends. I do feel as I write this that she and I have drifted in friendship, but I still hold her close to my heart. [Love you, Ash. <3]

As I hung out on the Chat, I met lots of interesting people, and one of those is Jackie1st. She and I worked together building a giant world with her friends for a Minecraft RP Server. Which failed due to reasons I'll leave unsaid... but those awkward encounters of building together lead to a very genuine friendship that I wouldn't trade for the world. Jackie is my waifu, thru and thru... But anyway.

I met Palaeos, too. We bonded over our love of animoo and turtles. I drew him a picture.

I got to meet Azie, and Midnight, and Draco... Just so many people!

Then I met Jesuitical. He and I became friends after a bit of awkward bantering back and forth, and I think he was the one that eventually nominated me for Chat Moderator. I'm pretty sure our talk of Sword Art Online is what struck our friendship chords.

I was honestly surprised I was nominated - seeing as I was only on to leisurely hang out - not really enforce the rules and hand out infractions.

But, hey, it was easy enough!

As soon as I was made a chat moderator, nothing really changed. All that was different was now I had actual things I had to do while I was hanging out in Chat. I had to make sure no one broke the rules, and be as helpful as possible.

I did that for about a year and a half.

A lot of my life outside of PMC has been private, but spending countless hours on this site interfered with some of the things I wish I had put more effort into. But let's not get too sappy/sad about this.

This is meant to be just some kind of explanation. Some kind of story. A reason to let you all know why I ultimately chose to retire, and why I may never return.

So! After my year and a halfish of Chat Moderating, and my constant talk of my own forum/site, I was nominated to become a forum moderator.

And boooyyy was I in for a surprise! Haha.

I handled as many reports as I could. Each day. And it was tough, but I managed to get at least 20 or more a day - for the first two or three weeks I think.

During that time, we acquired a sort-of PMC/MCF Ambassador, Lord_Ralex! He betrayed me by getting promo'd to Site Mod. :(

Back to the main story:

I started slowing down and doing less and less and I was getting more and more busy outside of PMC.

You see, I've finally come to the end of my time in College for my AA Degree of Science in Medical Assisting. I get to work in the real world with physical patients where I take care of them.

It's a job I really enjoy... as much as I love PMC... I just cannot balance it and my real physical responsibilities. There's going to be someone out there better to fill in my spot as a forum moderator and can do what I couldn't.

I just know it. Paril, you'll find someone 100 times better than me, home-slice.

But don't be alarmed. I'll still pop on randomly, and who knows, I may find my schedule even out and I'll be able to come back as a forum mod or something.

It just all depends. C:

And all the people I mentioned, even if we are no longer friends, or no longer talk as much as we use to, you all had an impact on my life and I am grateful to have met every single one of you.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I'm sorry if I left anyone out.

And this may not be blog appropriate. If not, I'll move it to the forums. But hey, I feel like this was an epic story that I just wanted to get down in as little words as possible.
CreditThe PMC Staff Team
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09/30/2016 9:13 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Crafter
ToasterCatLolz
My profile pick is ur cat OTP Chellizard~Kun
1
09/30/2016 8:28 pm
Level 76 : Legendary Fox
CraftyFoxe
This was a good read, I've always wondered how Charlizard and Chellizard were related. Glhf
1
09/30/2016 8:32 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Pokemon
Chellizard
(:
1
07/13/2016 3:49 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Engineer
AptAlbatross
I hope you have a great time outside of PM!
1
07/20/2016 12:35 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Pokemon
Chellizard
I appreciate that.
1
07/12/2016 6:13 am
Level 27 : Expert Network
Pines
rest in spaghetti

nevrr forgetti

:(
1
07/12/2016 12:33 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Pokemon
Chellizard
never regretti.
1
07/11/2016 6:57 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Princess
Havingfun_ISKEY
Oh please. You were a wonderful forum moderator, good luck out there in the real world.
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07/12/2016 12:34 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Pokemon
Chellizard
Haa. Thanks. (:
1
08/01/2016 7:13 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Princess
Havingfun_ISKEY
<3
1
07/09/2016 12:53 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
babbajagga
GL IRL!
may you always have a free time for this virtual hobby :)
1
07/09/2016 1:18 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Pokemon
Chellizard
thanks!! I, oddly enough, have more free time now and it's scary.
1
07/09/2016 6:05 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
babbajagga
:D you gonna get used to it, enjoy it until it lasts :)
1
07/09/2016 9:43 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Pokemon
Chellizard
:P
1
07/09/2016 9:45 am
Level 1 : New Network
Bunnibon
Bai-bai ;c
1
07/09/2016 10:21 am
Level 39 : Artisan Pokemon
Chellizard
Buh-bye~. :P
1
07/08/2016 6:59 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Network
Charlizard
ly & miss u <3
1
07/09/2016 10:17 am
Level 39 : Artisan Pokemon
Chellizard
<3333
1
07/08/2016 2:04 pm
Level 48 : Master Fox
Orbiter
Hope everything goes well for you! ^^
Mega Charizard Y is better
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07/09/2016 10:22 am
Level 39 : Artisan Pokemon
Chellizard
Any* Charizard is amazing.

But thanks. C:
1
07/09/2016 2:00 pm
Level 48 : Master Fox
Orbiter
Ayy, true, true :P

No problem. c:
1
07/09/2016 9:43 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Pokemon
Chellizard
^_^
1
07/08/2016 12:53 pm
Level 46 : Master Sweetheart
Zatharel
o/
1
07/08/2016 1:01 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Pokemon
Chellizard
o/
1
07/08/2016 12:31 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Meme
Allergy_Man
rip
1
07/08/2016 12:33 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Pokemon
Chellizard
rippp
1
07/08/2016 12:31 pm
Level 44 : Master Architect
Anakiiin
Thanks for being a great part of the PMC staff team! Best of luck with everything in the future. :)
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07/08/2016 12:33 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Pokemon
Chellizard
thanks! haha. c:
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