Hey everyone. I know I'm not the most active member of this forum even when it was still Ryonani, but I think I've come to the point where I need to make a confession. I've been a part of this group for a few years now and it's only now that I feel comfortable kind of announcing this to the whole world. As of today, I am 16 years old. I joined Ryonani when I was, oh, about 12. I'm not sure why I really want to tell all of you this, especially now, I'm sure everyone's going to be like oh this little kid why is he here or you're not old enough for this or some shit like that but whatever. I'm grateful for this community, helping me through my very confusing teenage years. I'm sure many of you older folks can relate. I got into Ryonani because when I was a young lad, my cousin beat me at Street Fighter. Badly too. He always played Cammy so I did too and every time that I lost, and heard her KO cry, something sort of twitched in me. And thus, my ryona life began. Over the past few years, I've been getting better at handling this. I'll be honest. As much as I love the interactions that happen here and just the atmosphere in general, I hate the fact that I am obsessed with ryona. I find myself gathering folders worth of ryona pics, videos, and mp3 files and then deleting them because I wanted to get "clean". After a few weeks, I'd be back at it again, collecting more pictures. I'm posting this as sort of a way to try and convince and help myself realize that this is it. No more. Through the realization that there are others like me, I've slowly come to accept who I am as a person. I'm sure I'll be back, maybe when I'm older. I'll probably never outgrow or even let go of my ryona fascination. I still have MKX and DOA5 Last Round. No doubt, watching Kitana or Kasumi get beat up is obviously going to spark that same twitch that my first and every ryona experience has. But I'm going to try. Thank you to everyone for simply being here. Knowing that even though I'm probably the youngest member doesn't matter when I know there are others just like me. But hopefully, thanks to all of my experiences being on this site and growing up, I'll be able to change and metamorphosize into something great. It's been a great time. I've had a lot of fun. But maybe I'll be back. Who knows what the future holds for us?