Cascade of Stars

points of brilliance falling unorganized before fizzling out


Fond recollections and the haze of memory overlay with guilty remorse and abandoned hopes, creating a sense of melancholy wistfulness. Heavy hangs the head and the heart when one remembers a past of unity and pseudo-familial friendship.

After that esoteric opening, allow me to disclose that all I'm going to be speaking about is some memories about my year and change on Flipnote Hatena, with a bit about school tacked on at the end. Just a bit of forewarning.

To cut straight to the topic, over last weekend I went camping up by a reservoir, with little to do but read, listen to a podcast, and think about stuff. Specifically, my mind wandered to my days on Flipnote (henceforth referred to as “FN”), in this “organization” called Sangius. I put quotation marks around that word because, like all other FN groups, we didn't really do all that much. Anyhow, Sangius was formed by Optero, a former member of the new BBG (Building Better Government or something), which was another group that existed in the first year of FN, before my time. Anyway, the purpose of BBG in its later years as well as Sangius during its entire existence was to oppose the Watchmen (WM), another group whose purpose I can't exactly recall, but had something to do with attempting to police the users of FN, and doing it quite badly.


Moving on from that, is how I came to join. It was quite simple, really. I was in the comments of some flip, where I saw Optero saying something I agreed with, and also he had an id relating to Kingdom Hearts. So I faved him, and a few days later he published a flip regarding Sangius. Naturally, being a middle schooler, a shadowy organization attempting to sabotage a cruel oppressor (or whatever went through my mind) sounded good to me, so I made a comment and joined as a staunch, protocol-adhering foot soldier. Oh, by the way, I'm going to be referring to all members by their codenames (yes we had those), to give anonymity to those who wish to have it. I was given the name Umbra.

People who were active during the time after Optero made Sangius “public” include obviously me and Optero, but also Glacie, Crucis, Panzer... I think Nemo came along later... It's all a bit fuzzy. Regardless, I was set to work as mostly an information gatherer, and quickly rose up the ranks, much to the envy of Glacie, who had joined a week or so before me and was lagging behind me in promotions. Eventually I was promoted to leader, and I think she was as well... It's been a year since any activity, and more than that since we actually resembled a group. I don't remember as much as I should. Speaking of, I should mention that the three leaders were Optero, Arcanum, and Interfector, but the other two rarely made any appearances.

Well, Panzer left, and two more members later joined, Lateo and, umm... I don't recall, we didn't use codenames much for them. But, ah, they and I had a falling out regarding a question of Glacie's loyalty, in which I pushed mush harder and yielded much less than necessary. This lead to them leaving Sangius, which, at the time, was a significant blow. They also had their own deal going on in FN, but I'm bound not to speak of it.

Other occurrences include being contacted with riddles by $@int, a member of the old BBG. Oh, there was an old and a new BBG. Both were before Sangius' time, but the old one was against the Reapers and the new one was against the WM, if I recall correctly. Anyhow, sadly, I don't have any of the messages anymore. Other things that happened included multiple bans by the staff (a shoddy lot, if I recall), multiple n00bs joining and quickly being expelled, and other internet shenanigans.

Trying to write it all out, it doesn't really feel all that interesting. Regardless, memories are always more valuable to the one remembering. All I can say for sure at this point it I'd be happy to talk to, do a favor for, or otherwise interact with a member of Sangius. Blood runs deep, and I'm not one to relinquish my loyalties.

– prattle if it helps, VoidEnigma

P.S. As far as school's concerned, my class list is as follows: AP Statistics, Honors LA 11, US History, Honors Physics, A+ Computer Maintenance, AP Computer Programming, Basic Piano (perhaps pending a tranfer to Intermediate), Drivers' Ed. for the first half of the year and Lifetime Activities (P.E.) for the second half. School starts next Wednesday, the 21st, I believe.