...since I wasn't even really doing much on the internet at all when the PPC was founded (though, oh man, AU where I actually went looking for the Board around 2006 and found it was active and joined...nah, probably for the best that I didn't. I had a lot of fun in my other online communities, and by the time I did become a Boarder, I knew a lot more about writing. And was much more mature, though given how much I rambled, I don't know that it had stuck yet. Seriously, if anyone besides 2019!me was a bit annoyed by my fairly long posts back in 2013, um, sorry. I was very excited and I love to talk, though hopefully I'm not imagining that I've learned to be a little more concise since then.
...oh my G-d, it's my Boardaversary soon. In...about a week. The seventh of them. What.
Uh, right. Tangent over, back to what prompted it...)
Instead, I'm feeling kind of old remembering there are Boarders under twenty. Like, a lot of them. blinks across lawn
On the other hand, on my last birthday my boss asked if he could ask my age, and when I said sure and told him, he cheerfully called me what probably translates to "youngster" (word for "young"+diminutive; I think "youngster" is a fair approximation). Give me a few years and I'll probably share that opinion; it's already a trend, after all, hence this post.
The funny thing is, though, the PPC turning twenty...doesn't really make me boggle too much. I think I got some of that out when people started saying they'd been Boarders for fifteen years (...okay, that part is still a bit boggle-worthy), but...it's mostly just kind of neat. The PPC has existed for a few years longer than I've known about it. It's still surprisingly active, when I'd thought back in 2013 that it was probably down to just a few people, if that. It's kind of cool that it's still around--with people who were there almost from the beginning, too!--and still striving to be the best parts of what it is. To be perfectly honest, it feels like it's been more than seven years (which...it has, it's been something like fourteen if my 2006 discovery date is correct. Wow). I never expected to get this involved, but it's been a minor constant for a long time, and I've had some good (and very good) things come out of it. That's...pretty neat.
And now I'm going to squash my inner newbie before I say something embarrassing; yes, I still get that sometimes even almost seven years in with Permission and as a Permission Giver myself. Yikes. Help.
...on the plus side, now I really do feel young! How about that.
~Z, who is going to blame rambling introspection on a headache today. And will now actually take something for it, since it obviously isn't willing to go away fully on its own. Bah.