*Sorry mods for this. I know you don't like these threads, but I felt the need to make one.
Pokemon Elite 2000 Forums was the very first forum I ever went to. It was also the very first forum where I was a complete noob. I never strived to be the best in this game, for I never thought I would be. The only thing I really wished for was to find a place to fit in. Through the course of these past few years, I have made an abundant of new friends, and I hope to continue those relationships (no I'm not gay).
However, throughout the past couple of days, I have been thinking about certain things. First and foremost, the family business in which I plan to keep in its highest esteem. Therefore, I cannot allow Pokemon (though very fun) to inhibit my ability to move forward. Though I don't directly blame Pokemon, this game has really made me a bit lazy in regards to school. While still achieving a 3.8, I feel that I can push myself even further. By the way, my 3.8 was achieved by putting down complete BS answers with high vocabulary.
In addition to myself making plenty of friends, here are a few shout-outs that I will be mentioning:
Kevin Garrett - One of my best friends that I have come to talk to everyday on AIM. We have made almost every team together, and I hope to keep talking with him in the future. He also was the person who pushed me to remain active on PokeBeach, to help PokeBeach even further, and to achieve the status of moderator after he/WPM felt that I had deserved the position. Once again, I can't thank Kevin enough for the amount of support and friendship he has provided. <3
Pulse - While he did quit, he was my first friend throughout this whole Pokemon adventure. As he did quit, I won't say much about him, but everyone knows he was a legend within his own rights. Therefore, I will say he was the most successful person from Pe2k.
Bam - While I didn't get to know you as much as I'd hoped, you were always there for help and support. I wish you the best of luck in the future, and hope you continue to further PokeBeach's progress.
Jimbo - Pretty much the same speech as for Bam. You will always be much jimbowimbo. =9 (that sounded really gay)
RoflTacos - It's always been a pleasure. At first when I came to Pe2k I thought you were a real idiot, but as I got to know you, you weren't too bad. You actually became a great friend of mine. Word of advice, if you ever stop using UU's, you would be a great Smogon battler. Just an FYI. Good luck man.
fullmetal - One of my all time favorite friends. Anthony always makes me laugh, and is a great battler. When I first came here, he was a real dick to me. =/ I love you man!!!
KageryuEx - One of the top guns throughout Pe2k's history. Also one of only a few battlers from Pe2k that was able to achieve a high ladder ranking.
Zukirin - Also one of the top battlers throughout Pe2k. Sadly he hasn't been on in awhile.
Fierce Deity - Alonzo, you have been the dark horse throughout my Pe2k experience. I can't say enough about how political and positional in regards to everyone's feelings. You are definitely one of the nicest guys I know.
Wildfire - Once again, one of the top battlers. Though you haven't been on much lately. I'll always remember you, bro.
Savior - Unfortunately I wasn't able to get to know you as well as I would have liked to, but you were always one of the top battlers here on Pe2k.
Teo - What happened bro? Anyways, you WERE one of the best mods around.
Neo Pikachu - You never failed to amaze me in the work you have done for Pe2k.
Jack of Spades - Same thing as Neo.
Neon Skarmory- I'll be talking to you still on Runescape. =9
jrrrrrrr - One of my all time favorite battlers.
If I forgot someone, I sincerely apologize. I basically did this on the fly, and my enthusiasm for writing really fell short at the end. So once again, if I missed someone, you know I love you!