I've had way too much nostalgia lately, much of it regarding this site. I've been looking back at memorable threads from 10+ years ago and feeling wistful because this site was exciting and vibrant and there were so many characters that were familiar and recognisable. Even the arguments and fights were engaging, like being in an actual human relationship or social group. (That's despite rarely even chatting one on one with anyone, as most of my interaction was just from posting on the forum.) It's funny because my life wasn't exactly going smoothly back then (not that it is now either, but that's another matter), but I'm still looking back on it with nostalgia.
Almost all of the people I was familiar with from here back then are gone now, and I don't really have any comparable site or community that brings that same element of "aliveness" as this site used to. I haven't really being posting much at all the past few months, even though I usually have it open as a tab, because without that element of energy I don't really have a lot of motivation to post. Does anyone else get the same feeling or is this all in my head? Maybe it's just a result of not being young any more so I don't feel the same drive to fit in with people, especially since most people my age are busy with their "grown up" lives.