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Joined 2013-03-17

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It has been so long.

I was twelve when I first joined the DS messageboards, newly introduced to the Darren Shan saga by my English teacher. I wouldn’t have thought it would have opened as many doors as it has.

Looking back at my profile, I was a fully fledged weeb who overused XD and :3 and had the tendency to use too many commas in my sentences.

I remember the hotly controversial debates held here, the push to try and get an anime series made out of the manga, the *SPOILER* tags, the shanville monthly; its giveaways, the red and black fonts of the boards and the RPGs. oh the RPGs.
The agonisingly long, detailed descriptions of the characters, plots and wonderful settings which we put ourselves into.
The messiness of the boards and never being able to find your last post and have to click ‘next’ ‘previous’ over and over again.

I was introduced to Deviantart on here, which got me drawing, creating, producing and improving ! It lead me to read more, and to get my work out there !
I began to use the ideas from here as a springboard, an inspiration to my stories and artwork.

I’m sixteen now.
And it’s saddening to come back to this. Emptiness. Spam destroying the messagesboards. But we’ve all grown up a little bit now and moved on.

Snow. Dante. Our Bleeding Shadow. Vampire1864. Sins of Blood. Klashta. Lartenfangirl(XD). Stardust. Tenebra. Cheshire Cat. Dark Demon Dolls. Admins. Mods. Shan himself.

Everyone.

Thank You. It was an absolute f*cking blast, I hold so many memories dear to the Darren Shan saga.
:,)


there is so much nostalgia sweeping through. And I’m sorry for this cringe, soppy fest but I thought it was needed as we enter 2017.

Merry Christmas ~ all the best for the new year

Shadow Hunter x

(Ellie <- I used an alias (Olivia) because stranger-danger and all that shit you were told of when you were 12)

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Yo! I’m honestly quite touched, I’m sorry I’ve only just read this post. How’ve you been? Shade and I are trying to start a new rpg to try stir things up a little around here, we’d be more than happy if you were to join and also to catch up a little bit. Whats it been, over 3 years? Geez I was like 14 when I joined here, now I’m 20 I’m feeling old. Hopefully you get the notification,
Simone aka Dante. (because why not for years everyone thought my name was Dante. Sad really I would’ve thought more people would’ve been around for my epic name reveal).

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‘‘We stop looking for monsters
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“To forgive is divine
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It’s been three years for me, as I am a late bloomer. I am working on my fan fiction, and I discovered that Evanna is a werewolf. It has filled several journals, and when it is done, I will post it here.

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Joined 2013-01-16

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Hey there Olivia, long time no see! I guess that’s my fault, since I’m only getting to your post now. It’s been a busy life this last… Year, I guess. But that’s no excuse. I think we all need to buck up and check in once in a while; some very good friends were made here, and lots of fun had. Hell, I was even grounded once because of my addiction to the rpg section, and I know I wasn’t alone, but nowadays it is, to quote everyone so far, “a ghost town”.
I do have those sad moments too when I scroll through the old threads and see what we used to be, but that’s a little far gone by now. The most we can do is live with it and try keep in contact with the friends we made here. Start a few rpgs and see who turns out.

Have a good year everyone x

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This made me curious so I went back and had a look - I joined the original site in 2007, so that makes it 10 years a Shanster this year…

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- AKA Demonate.

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16 years for me… 7 of those as a Moderator..

(I’m getting old)...

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I’ve been here for two years.

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Joined 2012-01-01

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Wow….
It’s like it was yesterday I joint here 5 years ago.
Missed you everyone <3

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haha oh man those days are gone but after these all im happy for having amazing times here.
we ae getting old and this site is getting older and just these memorials will be immortal.
5 years is gone.
miss u guys.

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Joined 2011-02-21

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This is my first time logging on in like a good five years! It’s totally insane, I was at least 15 when I joined this site and now I’m 21. My love for Darren Shan’s books have never died :D

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The Vampaneze are my children *Laughs*

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Joined 2011-04-18

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Huh must’ve been a really long time. Apparentely we both joined the site around the same time but I don’t recall ever seeing you around. Weird.

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‘‘We stop looking for monsters
Under the bed when we realize
They’re inside of us’‘
-Joker

‘‘I’m the best there is at what I do’‘
-Wolverine

‘‘Might controls everything. And without strength, you cannot protect anything. Let alone yourself.’‘
- Vergil Sparda

‘‘Check it out! It’s got wings!’‘
- Me

‘‘The design shows terrible taste’‘
-Trish agreeing with me.

“To forgive is divine
Not as rewarding I find
Because vengeance is mine’‘
- Alice Cooper

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Joined 2011-02-21

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When I first joined, I tried to be on every day and made a lot of forms about the CDF series and asked Darren a lot of questions (( like an obsessed fangirl would, but now I cringe at the thought )) but after a while I manly stuck to keeping up with competitions and Shanville mouthly so I wasn’t so active on the forums, you might see some of the forms if you scroll back through the CDF questions and Darren Shan questions but I also changed my username and profile picture a few years back and I don’t really remeber alot of peopel on here apart from the admins

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The Vampaneze are my children *Laughs*

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hhhhhoh boy. This is my first time logging on in a loooong time.  My old posts were so, so cringe that I really wanted to just make a new account, but apparently I can’t… 
anyway, my account details helpfully inform me that my last forum post was in 2014. That’s surprisingly less than I’d thought. But the thing is, I stopped /thinking/ about this fandom. I just… didn’t. In that time, I never reread the books or otherwise engaged with the fandom at all. Eventually it got to the point that I’d actively /avoid/ thinking about it, like it was something I’d hidden away deep inside of me. I focused on bigger fandoms instead (Star Wars, Avatar the Last Airbender, Hetalia).

Then…
Then—I don’t know. I started making this crossover thing in my mind, where I just… thought… this character (it’s Zuko)... would be a good Shan vampire…

Well, I hadn’t read the series for years! I barely remembered anything. So, time to reread stuff.
Oops. Apparently that meant “time to fall in love with this series all over again”, little did I know. But everything was still in my head or just the canon stuff; I didn’t search up anything.

Then I went through the “darren shan” tag on Tumblr.
...yeah, that definitely marked the point of no return from me.

The Shan fan has awakened from its deep slumber of three long years! Time to clean out all the trash from my 13-year-old perspectives, and replace it with 17-year-old, way more developed headcanons and characterizations! My love for Kurda Smahlt has somehow survived with little change, except now it’s less fangirl-infatuation and more actual “I really love this character as a great character”.

Oh, and that crossover? I accidentally started shipping a wonderful crossover ship that I’d metaphorically die for.


....did I mention I’m flattered I was actually remembered? Well, my cringy 13-year-old self was remembered, but I was still very happy to see my name was mentioned in the post!

Anyway, that’s all from me for now. This fandom is back in my life, but whether I’m really gonna be back in the fandom or not… remains uncertain.

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Still log in about 1-2 times a month just to see what’s new.

I remember all of you :)

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Yo, here’s a couple of faces I do remember. It seems the ghost activity around here might actually be picking up

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‘‘We stop looking for monsters
Under the bed when we realize
They’re inside of us’‘
-Joker

‘‘I’m the best there is at what I do’‘
-Wolverine

‘‘Might controls everything. And without strength, you cannot protect anything. Let alone yourself.’‘
- Vergil Sparda

‘‘Check it out! It’s got wings!’‘
- Me

‘‘The design shows terrible taste’‘
-Trish agreeing with me.

“To forgive is divine
Not as rewarding I find
Because vengeance is mine’‘
- Alice Cooper

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Oh my god I just logged on here after DARREN SHAN himself retweeted me . Ahh this makes me feel so nostalgic . So much of my life was spent here but wow it’s great to see you all still good . I’ve been here for way over 7 years now and unfortunately haven’t been here in a while. Man so much has changed I really miss you all guys . I’d love to catch up with some of Ye to be honest hahahaha wow

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