The Closure of the Marriland Forums

shhmew

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can't feel sad about this .. after all, the amazing humans i met through here will keep on thrivin'<3
The fact of the matter is I made a few friends for life and if that’s all I got out of this experience then I’m happy.
i feel the same. *nudge nudge* lol

(also you really do still have the raven banner :'3 aaa memoriesss)

while i'm here, big big big THANK YOU to you and anyone else who reads this who was always kind to me, especially considering how obviously R O U G H my mental state was for the longest time ... the people who were happy to stay by my side and changed my life for the better really mean a lot to me. sooo against my better judgment that's why i felt compelled to post... something, while i still can!!

((for those i've drifted from my discord is katey🐝#5016 thought i might as well throw that out there because i live on discord but i'm not in the server, and i would love to reconnect with some of you...!!))

anyways - hope you're all doing well!!! you too chris thank you for all the love and effort you poured into this place right down to its final announcement thread i love you always. ❤❤❤
 

Diarkia124

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@Comfort Eagle: Dude. It is so good to see you! You were one of the first people I remember seeing all the time and wondering how you managed to get to the silver rank bar before anyone else. I only managed to get a sliver of silver before those ranks went away... It also took me years to realize what your username was from. XD

I hope you hang around the discord some! All the things you mentioned doing years ago resonate with me too. Times change but some of us are still here together. :)
It's a shame that we only got through 2 parts of the black bar which apparently had a lot of joke titles like "Posts a Lot"
 

Kirichaki

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I didn't spend a lot of time on here near the end but it really breaks my heart to see Marriland being closed. I think it was kind of inevitable since forums are dying and off but when Mario Forums was closed so long ago, it made me sad. I have to say though, Marriland closing makes me even more sad. I know the community will stay alive through the Discord but there is some sort of its own charm about the forum itself. Thanks for so many years of awesome memories yall.
 

ShadowedEevee

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I feel like I should probably post here to get some things off of my chest, if you don't want to read my ramblings, TLDR- these forums have always been like a second home to me, and I love everyone who I have ever interacted with here.

I joined Marriland on May 28, 2013 at the end of my 6th grade year. I was an odd kid with ADHD, over-stimulation issues, and undiagnosed social anxiety. I had a group of close friends, but I always felt that my classmates found me annoying, and I don't blame them. But then I found this place where everyone liked Pokemon and we all shared a common interest. It was a community I needed at the time, so I joined and was welcomed in with open arms. I remember my first thread was asking for someone to trade me a Feebas. Someone replied, and we set up a time to trade. However, I had used my parent's email when I signed up, and my mom got an email with no context about me setting up a time to "meet" with a stranger on the internet to trade. She was concerned, and even though I explained it was not in person, she still didn't want me going on the forums.

Being the disobedient child I was, I defied her and continued posting on the forums. After changing the email, I found a new community in the roleplaying section. There I was able to pretend to be someone else, I could be who I wanted to be in real life. I was never good with social interaction, but I wasn't RPing as myself, I was Fox the Eevee, a confident person with a boyfriend. My first RP I remember was The Pokemon Leagues Nominated, where you RPed as a future gym leader in a region that was just setting up its own Pokemon league. My posts were terrible, dialogue without description was normal for me, but I still had fun.

But the one RP I remember so fondly, that introduced me to so many amazing people was Total Pokemon Island. There was a strong sense of community in those RPs, with characters coming back each season and also adding more characters for them to interact with. My favorite OC of mine is Sparky, the son of my OG TPI character Fox and AquaMaster's character Thunder. Sometimes I get ideas on small stories with him and Luna, his sister. They had a bit of a rivalry and I recently got the idea to write a story about their pointless conflicts.

But things all went downhill when TPI: The Reboot was created. I was slowly drifting away from the forums, and the posts went by too fast for me to catch up with the little time I had. So I left Marriland out of fear that if I ever came back, everyone would be mad at me for ditching them. Of course that wasn't true, but like I said earlier, I hadn't learned how to cope with my social anxiety, so I over thought their reactions.

Every once in a while, I would visit the forums and read my old RPs, but I never posted. One day I went to Azurilland and I learned that the forums had moved. Feeling nostalgic, I came here and signed up for an account. Sadly, I never recognized any people I talked with, so I stopped posting. Then, by some divine intervention, I thought, "Hey, I wonder how Marriland is doing?" Sadly I went to the forums and saw that they were closing. Noticing that the discussion about past RPs had some more posts, I read them thinking that maybe someone had come back. Then I saw Ultimate_Diarno's post on that topic. That he had so much fun with TPI and how it was his favorite RP. I started to tear up. TPI was always special to me, but having someone else say that thing too made me so happy. I quickly wrote up a post through my teary eyes, overwhelmed with happiness. Right after that I had class, but I couldn't focus, I was just so happy.

But every good thing has to come to an end, and it's now Marriland's time. I'll defiantly be active in the Discord more, I can't bear to see this community fade away again. To everyone still here and to everyone who has ever been a member of Marriland/Azurilland, thank you so much for putting up with me for all these years. We're all one big family connected by these forums.
 

Gokudera

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These forums have been a part of my life for over 12 years. I've made a lot of great friends here, and have countless amazing memories (like Hot Pokemon comets).
I remember I first found the forums, I'd imagine like 99% of people through Marriland. I remember I originally joined partly because I thought it was cool in shared the name Devin with Marriland lol.
For a while, I was kind of just here and wasn't super active. I remember findinf Blazers United and everyone in the club was kind and welcoming.
Brett, Megan, Ben, and a few others became wonderful friends.
This place has always been a welcoming environment I could come to just to talk, joke around, or share my troubles with.
It hurts so much to see this place close, but the memories I have will last forever.
I love this place with every fiber of my being and I'm so thankful I've been here for so many years.
I cant imagine what my life would be like without this place.

Tsuna's Right Hand Man
-Gokudera
 

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Compared to you guys, I hadn't even spent a lot of time here in Marriland. I originally registered in Azurilland not long before it got moved here. Talk about awkward times. :tearazurill:

Anyway, all I got to do here was documenting challenges, taking part in Smash Camp 2019 (since the 2020 one was on Discord), ****posting in CAHAPBAMP (yes, I do remember that one)... not that much, yeah. But still, hearing the closure of Marriland forums is a bit... ouch. :sadazurill:
 

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So which one of us is super into quantum physics and can figure out a way to harness the quantum realm so we can time travel?
 

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So which one of us is super into quantum physics and can figure out a way to harness the quantum realm so we can time travel?
I was better at mechanics than theoretical physics, so I can't help you.

I do know someone with a TARDIS in his bedroom, though...
 

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Thank you Marriland Forums for letting me into this small and precious corner of the internet for XIII years of my life. I will remember every single moment we've spent together fondly. With all of our passion now returned to the source, and with time, we will all find ways to take this experience with us into every land we step. No matter what happens, never forget that once, you were a friend.
:arceusfairy:
 

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So which one of us is super into quantum physics and can figure out a way to harness the quantum realm so we can time travel?
Quick, someone put the server database in a faster-than-life space ship and send it on a journey around the universe so it lands before it takes off, and then we'll be able to continue where we left off with a fresh timer!
 

ShadeUmbreon

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I heard there was a special
where fans can socialize
the kindness and friendship of others...

This place was real but now it's closed
Lack of people really blows
it was the great forums of Marriland....

Bye Marriland....
Bye Marriland....
Bye Marriland....
Bye Maaarrr rilllll land....
*salutes*
 

theDINOsaurus

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The end is almost here, and it wouldn't feel right not to post anything. I'm so thankful for my time here on these forums. I haven't been around as long as a lot of people, and it took me a while to open up and get to know many people, but this place really did feel like a home to me once I did. I got to meet so many of you wonderful people and whether we still talk much or not, I am so appreciative of every friendship I had here. In some ways at least, my life wouldn't be the same as it is today without these forums. :)

Thanks for having me as a mod for the last portion of our time here. Thanks for every deep or silly conversation. Thanks to the people who read my challenges back on Azurilland. I'm glad we still have Discord as a place to connect. It's not the same, but it's nice knowing that we've still got a place to gather.

See ya later, Feraligatr.
 

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Wakt does this end after 12:00am Est? Like what timezone?
 

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As I was digging through the Wayback Machine trying to recover something from the old forums, I was able to figure out a piece of information I had forgotten: my true join date. Tomorrow, February 15, will be my exact 8-year Marriversary. It feels like I've come full circle. I joined about a month after I turned 13, and I'm saying goodbye about a month after I turned 21. This place really did define my teenage years, over a third of my lifetime so far. It feels right, if sad, that this is where things ends.

Rest in peace, Marriland Forums.
 

seaturtle

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Wakt does this end after 12:00am Est? Like what timezone?
The site will be going into maintenance mode after midnight PST, in about 5 hours. We don't have an exact ETA on when it'll be back up in read-only mode, so it may be inaccessible for a little bit. I'll update the first post of this thread to mention the Discord server's new name (as the community poll ends tonight) for anyone who might be checking on the forums once they're archived.

---

Man, I've been procrastinating my response to this thread until now because it just feels weird to say goodbye. Things have been winding down for the past few years and I'm not really upset, per say, but seeing everything close down still hits hard. Come this August, I'll have been a part of these forums for ten years, starting as an obnoxious twelve year old boy and eventually being the one who lays it to rest. Never would have imagined I'd be here back then.

Thank you to every person who was part of this community. I know not everything was perfect, some things weren't that great was great... but I'm so very thankful for what this community gave to me. It was a place for me to be myself as a goofy kid, a place to connect with others as I struggled to make friends with similar interests in school. The impact this community has had on me is incredible. Not everyone uses the site still, lots of people have moved on to other parts of their lives, but I'm so grateful for all the connections I was able to make. I know I don't keep up with everyone I've been friends with over the years, but you're all special to me. If you wanna reach out, hit me up on Discord (seaturtle#7389) :)

Thank you to everyone who helped as a part of forum staff - I know it's a job that's often thankless, stressful, and annoying, but looking back I think it's important to recognize how many people were a part of making this community what it was. Back when we first moved to this site I looked through all the archived and staff forums I could and compiled a list of every staff member I could find, and I think this is a fitting place to share it.
PokeMama:
5/25/2003 - 10/15/2012

Enygma:
5/25/2003 - ???

Mozeta:
??? - ???

JSuttonBaines:
11/10/2003 - 9/18/2004
??? - 1/16/2006

Mistress_Beverly:
11/10/2003 - ???

Noobster:
11/10/2003 - ???

PoKeBoY:
11/10/2003 - 1/28/2007

ETJ:
6/9/2004 - ???

Haruna-chan:
6/9/2004 - ???

Houndour:
6/9/2004 - 12/15/2004
3/26/2006 - ???

mathorn:
6/9/2004 - 11/29/2004
3/1/2005 - ???

Fantine:
10/28/2004 - ???

Kira_Yamato:
10/28/2004 - ???

SteVanDan:
10/28/2004 - ???

Yello_Mit:
10/28/2004 - ???

Necrophase:
11/24/2004 - 5/25/2005

AshleyFaye:
3/1/2005 - ???

Dante_Pearse:
3/1/2005 - ???
1/15/2008 - ???

haymaker:
3/1/2005 - ???

Daniel:
6/5/2005 - 12/18/2006

DrunkenMonkey:
6/5/2005 - ???

HypnosProjectHQ:
11/27/2005 - ???
3/16/2009 - ???

Kyogre386 (Genius):
11/27/2005 - 9/1/2008

Lady_Dragonart:
11/27/2005 - ???

Teriki_Tora:
11/27/2005 - ???

Tsano_Desumora:
11/27/2005 - ???
5/30/2006 - ???

AzulKitten:
9/27/2007 - 6/13/2014

Blues:
9/27/2007 - 2/25/2013

HolyMistress:
9/27/2007 - 2010

indigo_nightbird:
9/27/2007 - ???

l_e_a_v_e1:
9/27/2007 - ???

Moono:
9/27/2007 - ???

Nowhere_Man:
9/27/2007 - ???

Oracle:
9/27/2007 - ???

AndyBananny:
2/4/2008 - ???

Dark_Shocktail:
2/4/2008 - ???

DjOsiris:
2/4/2008 - ???

Dragon90:
2/4/2008 - ???

Entei:
2/4/2008 - ???

EphMan:
2/4/2008 - ???

flashfox:
2/4/2008 - ???

Gunsotsu:
2/4/2008 - 6/28/2008

gunthetra:
2/4/2008 - 1/23/2012

III_MASTER_III:
2/4/2008 - ???

Kawalski:
2/4/2008 - ???

LuckyLuke5392:
2/4/2008 - 12/1/2012
11/14/2014 - 5/20/2015

Method:
2/4/2008 - ???

MisterGrieves:
2/4/2008 - ???

MrCrobat:
2/4/2008 - ???

Pupitar247:
2/4/2008 - ???

TheUmbreonMonarchy:
2/4/2008 - ???

Vayatir:
2/4/2008 - 7/31/2010
2/14/2011 - 2011
9/15/2013 - 2/20/2018

Zebi:
2/4/2008 - ???

Applejack:
2/20/2009 - 1/13/2013
11/21/2013 - 5/15/2015

Aqua13:
2/20/2009 - ???

Asphyxia:
2/20/2009 - ???

Bonkenhi:
2/20/2009 - 12/16/2012

Chaosflare:
2/20/2009 - ???

Diamondplayer44:
2/20/2009 - ???

ecksplicit:
2/20/2009 - ???

Firestorm_aka_Arcane9:
2/20/2009 - ???

Harrison101:
2/20/2009 - ???

HECTOR:
2/20/2009 - ???

Igloo42:
2/20/2009 - ???

Kajjah:
2/20/2009 - ???

Koolionessfull:
2/20/2009 - 2/10/2013

LatiasWindBlast:
2/20/2009 - 8/21/2010

Motokino:
2/20/2009 - ???

Kennisiou:
1/4/2010 - ???

SirStobbacus:
1/4/2010 - ???

Alternate:
9/20/2010 - ???
2/14/2011 - 2011

bluejay100:
9/20/2010 - 1/20/2018

Kenshin:
9/20/2010 - 9/20/2013

Flame_Blader1:
9/20/2010 - 10/14/2012

Techloom:
11/27/2010 - ???

Windsong:
11/27/2010 - 2012

Diaku:
1/10/2011 - 2011

Anthrix:
7/31/2011 - 5/11/2016

Klave:
7/31/2011 - 1/12/2014

Amethysttiger:
6/28/2012 - 5/30/2013

Crow:
6/28/2012 - 8/10/2012

Messuduppotatoasia:
6/28/2012 - 4/12/2014

bridog77:
4/4/2013 - 1/25/2014

Dregran:
4/4/2013 - 7/29/2014
6/21/2015 - 11/19/2015

Ice_Dragon:
4/4/2013 - 2/7/2018

shhmew:
4/4/2013 - 2/18/2014
4/8/2014 - 12/31/2017
11/12/2018 - 1/6/19

TheFreak123:
4/4/2013 - 6/8/2013

Thundawave:
4/4/2013 - 10/7/2019

KiwiDean:
6/25/2013 - 5/24/2014

Fafrir:
6/25/2013 - 2/22/2017

MegaTorterra:
9/15/2013 - 2/25/2015

SarasaKat:
9/15/2013 - 8/1/2014

Touka:
9/15/2013 - 8/24/2014

Danchou:
9/15/2013 - 6/8/2015

Whiteace:
9/15/2013 - 11/28/2014

BZWGolem:
9/15/2013 - 3/30/2014

Azuviin:
3/1/2014 - 5/21/2018
1/12/19 - 2/10/2019

Penelope:
3/1/2014 - 1/14/2015
1/29/2015 - 7/27/2018

Revan:
3/1/2014 - 5/11/15
11/17/2016 - 1/5/2018

Alex:
11/14/2014 - 9/2/2015
1/3/2016 - 7/10/2017

Giron:
11/14/2014 - 5/22/2017

keejot:
11/14/2014 - 4/29/2016

Sheep:
11/14/2014 - 1/3/2015

Merushii:
11/14/2014 - 5/1/2020

Professional:
11/14/2014 - 2/17/2015
6/21/2015 - 12/18/2015

Gokudera:
6/23/2016 - 1/9/19

Karolina:
6/23/2016 - 11/15/2017
4/17/2018 - 11/25/2018

seaturtle:
6/23/2016 - 4/6/2018
4/27/2018 - 2/15/2021

Wheegalure:
6/23/2016 - 1/8/2018

Solar:
1/5/2018 - 2/10/2019

Typhlosion:
8/12/2018 - 2/15/2021

Bossvelt:
3/18/19 - 2/15/2021

theDINOsaurus:
3/18/19 - 2/15/2021
Most of all though, thank you to everyone who made this forum what it was. It wouldn't have been the same without the bumbling activity, the spam in G&oR, the club drama, the chatterbox, the spriters, the roleplays, the trading, the discussion, all of it was the result of so many people coming together. Thanks for being a part of my life - I'll look back on this place fondly.

💙 :squirtle:
 
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