My MOTD Speech!

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    Jun 25, 2012 12:20 PM GMT
    Here ye', here ye'! I am Josh and today I was voted MOTD! Woo-hoo! First off I want to give a big thank you to everyone for voting for me. I think I had a little over 100 votes which amazes me! It truly brightened up my day when I was nominated. So what am I doing to celebrate a once-a-year moment today? Working an 8 hour shift on 2 hours of sleep icon_rolleyes.gif!

    Anyway, I didn't want to make this sound too cheesy, and I kinda wanted to make a video, but I thought I would just go with this instead. These forums are some of the best I've been to in a long, long, time. Without coming to this forum I have no idea where I would be today. When I first started coming to the realization I was gay I panicked, became depressed, and was just confused. You can't really relate to many people in a small, southern town like this, so I looked for refuge on an online site and found this one.

    I started becoming way more accepting of who I was. I realized I couldn't change so I shouldn't sweat it. Someone will always try to find some reason to put you down for something, and being gay just makes things a little bit more complicated. I never liked life being easy anyway icon_smile.gif


    The message I want to get across to people on this forum is that you really can leave an impact on someone who lurks/posts here. I can name off numerous topics, posts, and individual people who have just said things that have stood out to me and that I have agreed with. I don't think a lot of people understand the impact of their words, regardless if its on a forum or not. Just because someone may not quote your post you may feel it goes unnoticed, but the fact is someone out there is reading it and someone is taking something from it (especially the lol worth ones)!

    I know it sounds cheesy (I'm lactose intolerant anyway) but thank you guys. You've helped me come out to a lot of friends and family as well as helped me become more accepting with myself. All that from a forum may sound a bit silly but it's the small pieces that get the machine up and running sometimes.

    Now eat, drink, and be merry!

    Much love,

    Josh

    Oh and thanks Idontknowwhy
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    Jun 25, 2012 12:21 PM GMT
    congrats again Josh , you deserve it icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 25, 2012 1:06 PM GMT
    You often come up with interesting gems that are keepers. This is another one,

    " All that from a forum may sound a bit silly but it's the small pieces that get the machine up and running sometimes."

    Congrats, Josh!
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    Jun 25, 2012 1:13 PM GMT



    Congratulations !
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    Jun 25, 2012 1:16 PM GMT
    and thank you Josh
    Thanks for bringing it to my attention that for some reason I am no longer Verified.
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    Jun 25, 2012 2:50 PM GMT
    Good for you! Congrats!
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    Jun 25, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
    congrats!
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    Jun 25, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
    Congrats.


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    Jun 25, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
    Congrats! You're a swell guy. Enjoy the attention. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 25, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    Congratz!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 25, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
    ...and I now hand my crown to you.
    CONGRATS! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 25, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    I've been MOTD before. Didn't realize there was a speech involved. I feel so ungrateful now.
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    Jun 25, 2012 7:14 PM GMT
    CONGRATS JOSH!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
  • Karl

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    Jun 25, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    ANIMATOR saidI've been MOTD before. Didn't realize there was a speech involved. I feel so ungrateful now.

    I feel that too , I only wrote a thanks headline on my profile m147.gif
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    Jun 25, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    Josh1992 saidHere ye', here ye'! I am Josh and today I was voted MOTD! Woo-hoo! First off I want to give a big thank you to everyone for voting for me. I think I had a little over 100 votes which amazes me! It truly brightened up my day when I was nominated. So what am I doing to celebrate a once-a-year moment today? Working an 8 hour shift on 2 hours of sleep icon_rolleyes.gif!

    Anyway, I didn't want to make this sound too cheesy, and I kinda wanted to make a video, but I thought I would just go with this instead. These forums are some of the best I've been to in a long, long, time. Without coming to this forum I have no idea where I would be today. When I first started coming to the realization I was gay I panicked, became depressed, and was just confused. You can't really relate to many people in a small, southern town like this, so I looked for refuge on an online site and found this one.

    I started becoming way more accepting of who I was. I realized I couldn't change so I shouldn't sweat it. Someone will always try to find some reason to put you down for something, and being gay just makes things a little bit more complicated. I never liked life being easy anyway icon_smile.gif


    The message I want to get across to people on this forum is that you really can leave an impact on someone who lurks/posts here. I can name off numerous topics, posts, and individual people who have just said things that have stood out to me and that I have agreed with. I don't think a lot of people understand the impact of their words, regardless if its on a forum or not. Just because someone may not quote your post you may feel it goes unnoticed, but the fact is someone out there is reading it and someone is taking something from it (especially the lol worth ones)!

    I know it sounds cheesy (I'm lactose intolerant anyway) but thank you guys. You've helped me come out to a lot of friends and family as well as helped me become more accepting with myself. All that from a forum may sound a bit silly but it's the small pieces that get the machine up and running sometimes.

    Now eat, drink, and be merry!

    Much love,

    Josh


    You're just SO AWESOME!!! Congratulations! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif You do good in your real life as well as online. I'm proud of the wonderful person you were when you joined this site, but even more Proud of the fact that you never lost sight of that despite the nature of this site, at it's worsts.
    Love ya buddy!
    Joshua*
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    Jun 25, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
    Can someone make a Great Speech Bro meme?


    Congrats josh. Well deserved!!!
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    Jun 25, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    Congrats! icon_biggrin.gif
  • waccamatt

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    Jun 25, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    You're a deserving guy and the first one who has ever won my vote for MOTD. Please stay as sweet as you are now.
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    Jun 25, 2012 10:32 PM GMT
    congrats josh you earned it, great note.
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    Jun 25, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    Congrats Josh, you definitely deserve it man!
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    Jun 25, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    I didn't even notice you made MOTD till this thread (cause I never check). icon_lol.gif

    But I woulda voted for you if I'd known you were in the running. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 25, 2012 10:42 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI didn't even notice you made MOTD till this thread (cause I never check). icon_lol.gif

    But I woulda voted for you if I'd known you were in the running. icon_biggrin.gif


    Ha, it's okay! Thanks anyway, Paul!

    And thanks everyone again!
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    Jun 25, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    Where's my mention in your thank you speech.. icon_cry.gif
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    Jun 25, 2012 10:46 PM GMT
    dontknowwhy saidWhere's my mention in your thank you speech.. icon_cry.gif


    You must have missed the small print. Read again!
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    Jun 25, 2012 10:47 PM GMT
    Josh1992 said
    paulflexes saidI didn't even notice you made MOTD till this thread (cause I never check). icon_lol.gif

    But I woulda voted for you if I'd known you were in the running. icon_biggrin.gif


    Ha, it's okay! Thanks anyway, Paul!

    And thanks everyone again!
    If it's any consolation, I'll let you see a nekkid picture of me. That'll make everything ok. icon_biggrin.gif