Post by Kami on Oct 1, 2017 1:21:18 GMT -6
Happy 12th Anniversary, TARP! Oct 1, 2017 1:21:18 GMT -6 - Last Edit: Oct 1, 2017 15:14:54 GMT -6 by KamiIt's October, and that means on 08 October 2017 we will be celebrating TARP's 12th anniversary. Hooray! As a mix of celebration and "funsies" for October, we've added a Trick-or-Treat plugin to the forum. As you go through TARP, you can collect candies! Who can get the most candies by 01 November?
Now, I personally joined in November of that year, as a Global Mod. Unfortunately I don't have a screenshot of the first theme I made for TARP, but here is a screengrab of the theme most people joined under in 2006 (courtesy of Archive.org)
If you weren't a member of TARP back then (I think the only person that was around back then was SayPikaPika, but I'm not sure), I'm not sure you'd recognise me haha. I was a terrible writer, constantly posted in purple, and adapted a lot of linguistic ... quirks from two of my favourite characters at the time — Starfire, from Teen Titans, and Kamiya Kaoru, from Rurouni Kenshin. I cringe, honestly.
As a special treat, I've opened up our gAang Years Archives if you guys want to cringe at the bad RPs, the staff members' over estimation of their RPing abilities, and yes, even some ~drama~ from back in the day.
Like always during this time of year, I have to thank Gia for creating TARP. I've made some wonderful friends here, some of whom I've lost touch with, and yet many more that I have developed close friendships with, most notably my fiance, Ogre Banani and my best friend Zombi (who unfortunately is no longer an active member here, but I felt deserved a mention).
TARP is also why I do what I do. It was because of Gia recruiting me to do the design work for TARP that I decided to dabble in graphic design; TARP being on ProBoards is why I became so involved in the ProBoards community; and eventually, all that work led to a passion for web development which brings me to my current job as a front-end developer / quality analyst. I literally would not be where I am today if it weren't for TARP. It's changed my life, and honestly got me through a lot of very difficult, emotionally and physically trying times.
Thank you, all of you, whether you're new here or kinda old or really old. You are wonderful and I appreciate each and every one of you for helping shape who I am today.
So yeah! Feel free to reminisce, or ask questions about TARP back in the day, or even just comment on the silly junk you find in our archives! Happy TARPiversary, everyone!