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Old November 30, 2017, 08:33:50 PM
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I know I haven't been active on here in like 3 years, but it's real sad to see this place go. Looking back at my old posts is the worst kind of time capsule in a good way. When I joined here at the tender age of 11, I really didn't know anything about anything. Coming into the chat and talking for hours, meeting people, and getting exposed to new things was definitely a highlight of my days back then.

Thank you, everyone, for helping me become who I am today.
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Old November 30, 2017, 08:35:34 PM
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What more fitting song for this site than The Time Has Come (Pikachu's Goodbye)?

Yeah, I'm definitely going to miss Victory Road. This place was such an awesome getaway from the doldrums of both my senior year in high school and college life; when I didn't have homework, I'd spend a little time here and chill out with you guys. I also loved sharing with you guys, the awesome tech finds that I acquired over the years. And I felt like you were a family to me.

Thanks again, you guys, and especially Cat333Pokemon, for 6 years of helping shape me into the soon-to-be 31-year-old man that I am today. I have no regrets. My journey on Victory Road has been good. You and I shared many adventures, and those memories will always be with me.

Victory Road, farewell. Who knows? It could be - one day - we will see each other again. I hope so, my friends.
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Old December 1, 2017, 12:56:54 AM
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Well... here we are again

It's been a while since I've been on. I've made several grand exits, and I figured the next time I came on would be to accept my award for most valued VR member. Haha... doubt that day'll ever come.

Few know me today as the exalted TurtwigX that was responsible for so much merrymaking and rabblerousing. Most know me as Aaqil, that guy that's obsessed with Pokémon and 8-bit music for whatever reason. I figured I do it because I have some strange connection to it. But that connection... is here. I love this place, with all my heart.

It's been a strange 8 years. I don't even remember all of it, I was a middle schooler back then, and now I'm 21 and graduating from college. A lot has changed since then. I basically grew up on this website. I formed many meaningful connections here. I came to terms with my body, my sexuality, my state of being through the interactions on the forums and the ever-contentious chat. I even found myself ways to meet a few of the people that frequented this forum, and some I still talk to on the daily.

Since "leaving" in about 2014 (though I still made posts from time to time) I've managed to compose two albums in FamiTracker, became a music theory expert, learned how to play 16 instruments, started designing my first video game, have done live performances (singing, playing, dancing, whatever), and in general have learned how to love and appreciate life. It's strange to think about, but all these accomplishments are naught but reflections of what my time here was like. If it weren't for the guidance I got from the generous members, I'd probably be some generic dude, probably not interesting, probably not the god of Antimatter I am now... though I'm getting ahead of myself.

I'm trying not to cry... I am most certainly on the verge of tears. This website means everything to me. And though I've definitely disconnected from a lot of the people on here, I love you all. With all my heart. I can't imagine a better group of people to have spent my time with. And I hope to see you all at a future date. Or maybe you'll see me. Who knows?

So, what's not sad... jokes! Man, now that this is closing there's no way I'll be able to post about my future marriage on here. I've always wanted to be that dork. And I just wanted to throw a bunch of music on here once I got really famous for it. I love advertising (speaking of which, check out my latest project. It's a banger. https://turtone.bandcamp.com/album/f...nd-even-aliens). And I never even had one of those awkward internet relationships. Who am I gonna date now? REAL PEOPLE? Bleh.

I'm running out of things to say. Plus, I'm exhausted. I really should sleep. But thankfully Algae, if you can remember him, told me about the closure and I had to rush right back on. Victory Road means everything to me, and I would never turn my back on it.

In conclusion, I suppose, keep in touch with me. I'll be active every single day until closing time, so throw me some messages, and make some wacky posts. You guys know I love that stuff. Find out what about me has changed. Find out what about me will NEVER change. Find out what I think of you based on how many HEARTS I give you in my heartfelt farewell messages. But, goodbye is not forever, is what I always say. And as such, I have contact information.
Y'all already know my YouTube channel, so here's some other stuff.
My phone number: Ask me personally for this, and I'll give it to you. I text frequently.
My Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aman.t.abdullah
My school/work email: ama5kk@virginia.edu
My sociable email: fullmetalturtwigX@gmail.com
My Nintendo Switch Friend Code... is a friend code so I don't know what it is ATM. Message me for that too.

Well, that's all I've got. For now. Before closing, expect another song. One specifically for you guys. I love you to the moon and back. With Keldeo swag, Giratina smiles, and the grace of Team PokéHeroSmash.

And so the world moves on... and you'll keep moving, too -TurtwigX

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Old December 1, 2017, 06:29:43 AM
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Well, I can't say I expected I would ever be back here. It has been nearly 4 years since I have logged in! I first came here when I was 15 years old, now I am nearly 21 and graduating from university! When I joined, I was still in secondary school (high school for you folks in the US). This was the first forum I ever joined, and early on I thoroughly enjoyed meeting some of you here.

Seems a bit ridiculous really, feels like yesterday that I was having WiFi battles with people here. And who can forget New Leaf, that game really revolutionised aspects of interaction on this forum. Nowadays, I am not into gaming (or Pokemon) for that matter anymore, but thanks to certain people on here, interacting on video games were some memorable times.

So some thanks are in order? Big up Eagles, Phantom and JD to name a few. Especially Eagles - we still talk daily, and if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t know this place is closing. I still keep in contact with a few of those guys, even though I have been out of the forum game for over 3 years now. Also, it is good to see some of the old crowd is round: Turt, Twiggy, and others. It was fun playing with people like GPFTW, AlakazamMaster, Aquablast and Spoon back in day. Man I really miss those times, especially the New Leaf era.

Goodbye VR, I enjoyed the good times while it lasted. I definatley had my fair share of controversy, and I am not surprised to see this place shutdown (it is probably long overdue in all honesty, it’s been dead for years).

Feel free to message me on here, if I know you well maybe I can share some contact details.

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Old December 1, 2017, 09:51:19 AM
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After reading many of your posts, I decided that I also want to, with a heavy heart, say my goodbyes to Victory Road.

I'm going to ramble a bit here, just warning you all:

I was introduced to this site by Reuniclus a little over 4 years ago, right before X and Y came out. That's crazy to me. It really feels like X/Y are still "new Pokemon games."

For those of you who know me, I am a very passionate competitive battler. Despite spending most of my time on pokemon s h o w d o w n, I have always possessed a deep love for that actual Pokemon games as well.

All throughout high school I was always looking to find people that I could share my love of competitive Pokemon, as well as Pokemon in general with. Finally, as a freshman in college, I had found it in Victory Road. A wonderful community filled with a vast spectrum of different individuals sharing the common interest of Pokemon.

I had a blast in the VR Gym League. I had a blast with the Team Lunacy events run by Nytz. I had some of the best times I've ever had on the internet hosting 4 different WiFi tournaments on here. Truly great times.

However, the most enriching experiences I've had on here came through connecting with the community. I have had the great fortune to meet and befriend a large handful of you. Hell, I was even lucky enough to meet 2 people I met on here in real life being Dragonite and PhantomxTrainer. Even for those I didn't get to know as well, you still felt like a second family to me.

I know I haven't been active for over a year, but the amount of nostalgia that this place holds for me is actually pretty crazy. I wish it could just stay here forever so we never had to let go of the past, but that's obviously very selfish of me.

*** One last thing! *** I would genuinely LOVE to stay connected to as many of you as possible. If you have a D i s c o r d and would like to reach out to me, my name on there is Matty Brollic #9690 .

Please don't delete or censor this, Cat.

Finally, I just want to give a huge thanks to everyone on here. For everyone I got the chance to meet, you've all enhanced my life and I am incredibly grateful for that. I also want to give a HUGE thanks to Cat and Yoshi for creating and maintaining this wonderful Pokemon haven. I don't think words can ever do their efforts justice.

Thank you all; good luck to everyone in all of their future endeavors. I wish you all the best, and with that, I bid you all adieu.
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Old December 1, 2017, 10:06:24 AM
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After reading many of your posts, I decided that I also want to, with a heavy heart, say my goodbyes to Victory Road.

I'm going to ramble a bit here, just warning you all:

I was introduced to this site by Reuniclus a little over 4 years ago, right before X and Y came out. That's crazy to me. It really feels like X/Y are still "new Pokemon games."

For those of you who know me, I am a very passionate competitive battler. Despite spending most of my time on pokemon s h o w d o w n, I have always possessed a deep love for that actual Pokemon games as well.

All throughout high school I was always looking to find people that I could share my love of competitive Pokemon, as well as Pokemon in general with. Finally, as a freshman in college, I had found it in Victory Road. A wonderful community filled with a vast spectrum of different individuals sharing the common interest of Pokemon.

I had a blast in the VR Gym League. I had a blast with the Team Lunacy events run by Nytz. I had some of the best times I've ever had on the internet hosting 4 different WiFi tournaments on here. Truly great times.

However, the most enriching experiences I've had on here came through connecting with the community. I have had the great fortune to meet and befriend a large handful of you. Hell, I was even lucky enough to meet 2 people I met on here in real life being Dragonite and PhantomxTrainer. Even for those I didn't get to know as well, you still felt like a second family to me.

I know I haven't been active for over a year, but the amount of nostalgia that this place holds for me is actually pretty crazy. I wish it could just stay here forever so we never had to let go of the past, but that's obviously very selfish of me.

*** One last thing! *** I would genuinely LOVE to stay connected to as many of you as possible. If you have a D i s c o r d and would like to reach out to me, my name on there is Matty Brollic #9690 .

Please don't delete or censor this, Cat.

Finally, I just want to give a huge thanks to everyone on here. For everyone I got the chance to meet, you've all enhanced my life and I am incredibly grateful for that. I also want to give a HUGE thanks to Cat and Yoshi for creating and maintaining this wonderful Pokemon haven. I don't think words can ever do their efforts justice.

Thank you all; good luck to everyone in all of their future endeavors. I wish you all the best, and with that, I bid you all adieu.
And thanka to Matty here, i won my very first and only VR tournament and also got to become a Gym Leader here as well.

Team Lunacy will live on! I'll keep it alive as long as i live!
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Old December 2, 2017, 01:52:10 PM
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I just wanted to pop in and say I will really miss this even if I was active for most of my adult years - starting to regret that. Everyone else here is putting so much effort into their posts; I'll be back with a full essay.

Love you guys. Anyone that'd love to stay in touch, or at the very least have that point of contact open, please message me.

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Old December 7, 2017, 10:33:34 PM
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It has been a long time since I last posted on here, but finding this place really helped me feel like part of something in a rough point in my life. I have checked in here every few months since I went inactive, and I am glad I was able to stop in to see this before it was too late. Thank you guys for the good times!
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Old December 8, 2017, 03:49:06 AM
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All right. Just in case some folks are still not quite aware, I've dumped my old Twitter account and am starting over on my new one.

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Old December 8, 2017, 07:56:14 AM
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Was gonna say if serebii's forums are still active and still up, after VR closes i'll probably move to there forums as its the only forum i still know password too. So catch me over there if u want, not sure how active i'll be there tho.
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Old December 10, 2017, 10:03:55 AM
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All good things come to an end, I guess. It's sad to see it go, but I won't forget the 7.5 years I spent here on and off.
If anyone wants to contact me, my twitter is zsaberslash and my discord is zsaberslash#7368.
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Old December 10, 2017, 10:09:07 AM
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Ah.
Essentially a goodbye thread then.
....Not gonna lie this hurts a fair bit even though I wasn't..well "here". Well, it's definitely been a while regardless and I really did miss you guys. To my surprise one of the few times I dip by its when the journey has come to an end.
But enough about that.
For about 2 years I've been with you guys. It made me feel like apart of something when at the time I really didn't feel like apart of anything. Sharing general interests and a love of Pokemon is warming. Building the friendships here have helped me. I'm 22, 3rd year of College, Finally learned how to adequately play piano, Getting back into drawing, Improving on my writing (god knows after looking at what I wrote here, its DEFINITELY an improvement lol) I'm getting better at Fighting games as well as trying to be a bigger part of its community and playing pokemon all the same.
I guess.....its always at times like these I lose track of what i'm trying to say but

Thank you. All of you.
although I wasn't here for the last leg of the journey. I'm eternally grateful to have made the journey regardless. As Cringy as I've been, as friendly as I've tried to be (and hopefully succeeded in) I cant say I didn't enjoy my time here...I'd be lying if I said otherwise...heck I wouldn't be in my current relationship without this place xD

I guess I should do shoutouts huh.
Cat, Reun, PureAurorae, TurtwigX, Fubab, Spiky, Kakashidragon, Matty, Whimsicott~<3 and a bunch of others here..you all made this experience worth it.

if You peeps wanna keep in contact, and I guess if Cat allows it
my Twitter: https://twitter.com/JDxImpetus
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My Deviant art (which will get a whole lot more use in the future): https://jdximpetus.deviantart.com/

Good Luck. Take Care. And So it Goes~
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Old December 10, 2017, 04:17:13 PM
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It was an immense privilege to be part of this community, Cat. Now that it's finally closing down we can move onto another chapter in our lives. Long live VR and the memories we share.
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Old December 11, 2017, 10:15:03 PM
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I saw this was happening and decided to log on here for the first time in like 6 years, just wanted to say thanks for being a part of some of my earlier internet memories that I have quite a fondness for now. Despite all my varying interests over time Pokémon has still remained strong in my heart I'm glad to say, and a few folks on here are responsible for making some good memories for me to cherish as a result of that, even in the ancient days of me being a young teenager first becoming social on the internet. Now I'm old somehow and am planning on making a Touhou fangame, crazy how time does that... Stay cool, all of you.

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Old December 12, 2017, 10:29:53 PM
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I've been putting off posting this for quite awhile now, but I think it's time to get it out of the way.

It's been eight and a half years since i joined here (wow, has it really been this long?), during a summer of meeting new people in one of Cat's streams and being directed here. I've watched people come and go as the site evolved, changing from one name to another, coming from new games coming out or trying to find a small competitive scene or unfortunately leaving after drama. It happens. It's sad to see a place that I've habitually checked every day, even if I wasn't posting, finally shutting down.

It was an honor heading up the first tournaments that we held here, trying to make sure everything ran smoothly (even though that first one ever was a bit of a wash), and helping the site to try and expand out. It really was fun either trying to put them together myself or trying to help people out with their own ideas.

If you count the remakes, while I've been a part of this community, we've celebrated the launch of seven main series Pokémon games together, and a good handful of spinoffs to go along with them. Each time we'd share our journeys, and work on our own personal projects of each game, be it competitive battling, shiny hunting, or making a living Pokédex, we'd check in and help each other with those challenges.

Pokémon stayed a big part of my life. Personally I believe Victory Road helped out a lot in that. I know I posted awhile back that I started playing the TCG competitively, something that wasn't really talked about on this site a lot. I've gone to regionals and nationals, things that I dreamed of doing in the early days that I was here, and even earlier this year, I traveled to Anaheim and went to the World Championships, though not to compete. Gotta be invited for that. I did however, get to personally meet up with some friends I met here, namely the one I first met in those stream chats long ago, the one and only Lite the Iron Man.

But now it seems our journey has come to an end. I've felt like a ghost a lot, always lurking, but talking to a handful of people regularly as they were still active. I regret not getting to know more of everyone. I'm getting all nostalgic and trying not to cry as I wrap this up. You can still catch me on other places. I do wanna say thank you to you all for being a part of my life, and special thanks to Cat for having this community exist in the first place.
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