After years of being apart of this site, I'm leaving for the third time. The drama that surrounds this site is unnecessary, and I was much happier when I wasn't apart of this site.
More like "what dat"? Because a lot of people on here are always using acronyms for everything, talking about things no one has ever heard of, or type things that simply don't make any sense.
This clip is totally me in various situations. lol
Purple Shep, a Minecraft character that originated from the popular ExplodingTNT YouTube Channel, represents the conversations I often encounter in the shoutbox. The encounter is often times a headache-inducing one. XD
I'm from the Great Lakes state of Michigan, where the weather can change every five minutes, and where road construction is considered a season! Jokes aside, I do enjoy living here. Our summers are typically short (summer goes from about June to September), and hot and dry (most of our rain comes in the fall). Our winters, depending on the year, can be quite cold.
This is a bit random, but I will say that when it comes to a good ginger ale, Vernors is the only way to go in my opinion. I know that some places in the U.S. don't carry Vernors, but if you do happen to come across it, give it a go. I know a lot of people prefer Canada Dry over vernors, as Vernors is known for making people cough. It also has a cooling effect on your throat. Canada Dry is tame compared, which is why I don't care for it. It also isn't uncommon for fellow Michiganders to offer you Vernors when you have an upset stomach. Even if sodas (pop as we call it) don't technically help you, we still gravitate towards it anyway. Maybe it's a placebo effect. XD
I can come off as a grouchy user at times, but I'm really not a vile person by any means. Anyone who knows me well enough can tell you that I'm a fun, loyal and kind person. I just don't respond well to annoyances or immaturity. I'm also not what you would call an extrovert. I don't warm up to people as quickly as some others do.
I'm a global site builder, so feel free to send me a pm if youcome accross anything that needs to be repaired.
I currently hold two moderator positions: Article and shoutbox. However, when it comes to the articles section, I was placed there to fix them. But I can, however, activate new articles. As for the shoutbox, I was added because I mentioned to Steet that I, and another articles mod, didn't have the ability to ban people. I will clarify that I'm not out to ban people, but AS has always had a history of people trolling the shoutboxes when other mods aren't around, so Steet gave me, along with WildWolf, the shoutbox mod permissions.
I've had a handful of pets over the years (birds, rabbits dogs, a cat, and a mouse), but I'll just stick to the main three. I'll start off with my first dog.
Lila, a beagle mix, was my first dog. I don't know how old she was when my parents adopted her back in 2003, but she was at least six months to a year. She was a generally quiet girl for her breed. My mother had to teach her how to bark! She was also nertoruous for running away. Despite her stubborness, I was able to teach her a few tricks. She could beg (though she started doing that on her own), give paw, and roll over.
When she was eleven years of age, her health began to deteriorate quickly. She had a heart murmur for several years, though it was at that time she was beginning to have noticeable problems with it. Her heart had become enlarged, which was pressing on her trachea, causing her to cough and gag. It came to a point, a year later, where the cough was constant. With the heat of the summer increasing (she couldn't breathe very well), we decided it was time to put her to sleep. Lila peacefully passed away on June 18th, 2015.
I adopted Melvin on 9/11/12. I was a volunteer at my local Humane Society (just to make it clear, I support animal welfare, not animal rights) at the time, and I was looking for a cat to adopt, as I was planning on moving out at the time. My mother told me to let the cat choose me, which I did. Of all the cats in the shelter, it was Melvin who interacted with me the most. The other cats could care less. I don't know much about his past, but I do believe he was a surrender; his adoption papers mention that he was born on August 15th, 2011. He's a good boy, but he can be annoying at times. He also, like a lot of cats, like to spend time outside.
Lucy is a young Australian Shepherd that my parents adopted back in 2015. I don't know much about her past, but what I do know is she was found running in a rural area in Ohio for about two or three months. After she was caught she spent time in shelters, then a foster or two. At one point in time she was attacked by a Golden Retriever, so that one incident caused her to not be fond of other dogs. Besides that, and sometimes going after the cat, she's a good girl. I've taught her how to give both of her paws, and now I'm working on getting her to "cross" her paws on command. Perhaps I'll post some pictures of these tricks once she learns "cross". I know I will also be teaching her other tricks as well.
Suomi, which is Finnish for Finland, is a male Vieltail Betta fish. I have him setup in a ten gallon tank (never keep a Betta in a bowl, cup. or a tank less than two gallons!), which he enjoys.
This is the first fish thank that I've ever had, and I'm enjoying it so far. While some people think fish are boring, they do make for nice pets, as they're relaxing to watch, nor do they make noise.