posted on Jun, 20 2020 @ 04:58 PM
To say that this beautiful and humble little gem that we like to call AboveTopSecret — or “home” for short — has helped shape and define the
man I am today, would be a massive understatement. How it manages to stay relatively hidden after all these years is a wonder in itself. So to hear
the sad news of its inevitable demise is truly heartbreaking — I guess all good things do
come to an end.
Some of you may remember me. I used to wander around these woods once upon a time not too long ago (in fact, it’s the only place I wander in this
vast universe we call The Interwebz). I fought in many battles — The scars that paint my entire body I will wear as a badge of honor. I was
fortunate enough to meet some amazing people — most of whom I will cherish for the rest of my life and beyond. Even made some enemies — all of
which I still consider my family and am forever grateful for their presence. Because if I’m being completely honest, it’s you folks that made me
who I am today, so thank you. Okay, maybe “enemies” isn’t the correct word. I also managed to drop a few pearls along the way too — for those
who were in search and maybe even more importantly, for the ones who didn’t even realize they were looking. There’s no shame, we are all on this
journey together. I even accidentally and unintentionally stumbled into some sort of a gatekeeper role for a short period of time — hello trolls and
Oh I love you ATS, thank you for everything.
I know farewells are forbidden, so this isn’t goodbye, this is a see y’all later on the other side — where ever that may be (and psst... if you
know where the other side is, please let a brother know). Truth be told, I never actually left. I just crawled back into my cave for what I believed
at the time was “forever”. Hm.. I guess nothing does last forever. Sorry, but I’m riding this thing out til wheels fall off or I run into the
dreaded 404 sign — whichever comes first.
But until then it’s ... LONG LIVE ATS!!!
*Crawls back into cave*