I introduced myself quite a bit ago, but I feel like doing it again properly. Not sure why, I just want to. Going back to when I first got Minecraft, about a year ago now, all I did was build (and die) on single player. This was about 1.8.1, and I never switched off peaceful. A month or two in, and I got a private server for me, my family and my friends to play on. It was a small server, but things were fun - I still remember my invisible TNT explosions...Jump to about 7 months ago, and I finally decided to join the Minecraft community fully. I made a Minecraft Forum account and started my community adventures. I only ever made one thread, and that was to showcase my Minecraft Chrome themes. I met a few artists of sorts there, they joined up with me, and I got to use their amazing art on them. I feel that this was one of the biggest parts of my Minecraft life, and to this day, over 35000 people use them. Even at 2500 downloads, I felt immensely proud that I'd created something that other's liked and used.But still, I'd never played on a public server. I'd always wanted to, but I just wasn't sure I'd like how it was. After all, I didn't want my stuff to be destroyed, or to be killed every minute of the day.I'd been a user of the Minecraft Achievement Generator for quite a while, and the EMC banner at the top caught my eye. I decided that I'd take a look at what it was, it looked pretty good, so I signed up. I didn't really intend to stay long, in fact I didn't even think I'd claim a res. I felt like I was just another guest, and that I should just look around.However, from the start I loved it here. I got my brother to join too, who happened to claim a res next to Twitch1's (sadly, neither of those reses are still there). I still remember being scared of dieing in the lava there - I thought that only fall damage was disabled. So, I browsed some shops, and met the owner of one. The owner was called ftyvdryhc, but I'm sure that many more of you know him as Happyshopper. I spent the majority of my first days buying and selling from there, and things were bliss.I never really got on well with the wild after almost being killed by a spider in my first minute there, but I still occasionally ventured out. I'm pretty much a town dweller now, as yeah... I still don't really do mobs...I also met someone called superrace, who I bought most of the cobblestone for my original res from. The rest I bought from Ssparten117 - they were some of the first people I met here.Time passed, I joined together with Drogba921 to make the wiki. He was banned long ago, leaving me with all the weight on my back (-.-), but I survived, and it worked.I don't really know how I got to the point I am now... I just... did. I'm still in awe when people recognise me on a server other than SMP1 - I logged into SMP9 the other day, and was recognised by some people who I'd never met in-game. I was honestly in amazement.I owe so much to AsscreamCow and Justin for creating EMC, for creating so many fun times for me, and for creating such an amazing community. I owe each and every supporter for helping keep EMC online. I owe the mods for somehow doing an amazingly hard job - I could never do it, and you have so much respect from me. Max, your shoes and madness are just amazing - I still remember when I met you after someone got griefed in town on SMP1, and Eyecar, whatever coding you're doing, just remember to disable the Wither in town. Shaun - ban appeals, grief investigations and other stuff you've done for me is appreciated so much, just, thank you!And last but not anywhere least, I owe each and every single community member here for making EMC what it is. My fun times couldn't have happened without that - so just thank you so much!This is long, I'm bound to hit the character limit soon.... just... thank you everyone!