Don't wanna get too long and drawn out about this, but I'm leaving TKP. I've been a deeply unhappy person for quite a while now, for a variety of reasons that nobody here would care too much about, but as long as I'm posting on football forums and spending so much time and energy each day reading comments that is unlikely to change. I've got to start putting my own mental health first, and part of that means closing this particular chapter of my life.
Following sports, especially college sports, is supposed to be fun, right? Where did that go? I'm going to try to rediscover it if I can. I realized that the words I see people say on here--people I've never met, and who weren't necessarily even talking to me--were impacting my moods in real life. I mean, we beat a team we lost to last year, and by two touchdowns. I should be happy about that. It's all gotten entirely too dark and unfun.
AXD1985, I owe you an apology for coming after you like that last night on the Keshawn King thread. I disagreed with you and I didn't like the way you talked to ComboHokie, but it still wasn't my place to talk to you like that, any of the times I did over the years. I have this thing where I think I know right and wrong better than anyone else, and 9 times out of 10 I just wind up making an ass of myself. I'm sorry.
Joe, this is still a hell of a place you have here, and I'm sorry to leave it. I may be back come springtime to re-up my TKPC membership, we'll see.
Lot 18 crew, if I come by and out myself, I think my appearance would shock most of you. And no, I don't just mean whether or not I have a beard.
Remember, even if the worst comes to pass on Black Friday, LOLUVA still couldn't beat Grant Noel. By no means am I quitting being a Hokie fan. I came here in part to feel less alone in my passion, and I know for a fact now that I am not. Godspeed, all of you.