Hello EMC! I’m poofasaurus I’m definitely not new, but have never posted on this thread. With my one year now passed, I feel as though it’s overdue and I no longer have an excuse.I started EMC about a year ago on smp4, moved to smp8 and started a mall, then transferred my mall to smp2 in the shire district. I still have a residence on smp8 and another on smp6, both themed, and I wouldn’t change it. JI started to play EMC when I was sifting through geometry lesson plans and found many that utilized Minecraft. Curious about this game that had totally taken over my students’ lives, I decided to try it, mostly to be able to connect to them and use the lesson plans. Well, after playing my trial period over and over for about a week, I broke down and bought the game. A year and a half later, I got super tired of single player and realized that servers existed and joined EMC first. It was the perfect distraction to a period of my life where I was faced with some difficult and trying decisions. My hubby followed a few days after that. We love EMC and it takes up too much some of the time we set aside for hobbies.I love helping people in-game and through Mumble. I’ve made some pretty great friends through the server. I went on a road trip this summer and got to meet my friends CDJS and Alain1087 in person I have an outpost where my alt spends a good deal of time, but I mostly love to build themed stuff. My favorite res is my shire on smp2. Some other friends expanded on the idea and we’ve got a small chunk of Middle Earth.Outside of EMC, I love to teach, write, read, cook, and spend time with my family. My hubby and I have a teeny cat named Penny and a large lap dog named Maya. She’s a 60lb white lab who’s usually snug asleep in my lap as I play EMC. I’ve included a picture below. We also love board games. Ticket to Ride is my favorite followed shortly after by Pandemic and Forbidden Island. Also, Catan. As you can imagine, we hold a lot of game nights with friends and family. Annnnd Euchre. The card game holds my heart! We have a yearly tournament at our family Christmas parties. There isn’t much else to know. I’m currently very busy with work and getting my master’s degree (almost done!) but I always still manage to find time to play EMC. I joined with zero expectations but the outpouring of community and the friendship I’ve received in return has far exceeded anything I could have expected.