I apologize for the text wall. TL;DL Happy Birthday LMW!!
Man I can’t believe it has been 5 years now. Back around late 2013 I heard something about a lost episode of Dexter's Laboratory I thought that it could’ve just been some creepypasta and dismissed it, though, I thought about it and started looking it up and I came across a Wikia page called “The Lost Media Wiki” and thought to myself “Wow. I didn’t know that was a website that dedicated themselves just to looking for lost content.” I read the article of the Dexter’s episode and got hooked, then I saw more and more articles on the page and made up my mind and started visiting the site daily. I remember one day in 2014 when I visited the Wikia page I saw that the admins of that page had moved to a new site. As soon as I entered the new site it was still under construction. I stayed on the wikia after that and checked back to see if the new site was open until…well when it opened. I pretty much fantasize at this point of being able to start making pages and talking to people on the website, but never worked up the courage to do so until late 2016 of all things when I said my first works on a forum post. Later in February I saw that there a new Discord server in the shoutbox and decided to work up more courage and join it. When I did I was greeted be everyone there. I felt so welcome. I remember one of the first people I spoke to was Matt (thisishowibro) and it was just some silly small talk. Matt was legitimately on of the first people I grew a friendship with and as soon as I started talking more and more I made a lot of great new friends. I even began supporting the website via their patreon (and still do). I feel that my greatest memories are of the multiple music and movie night back in the summer of ’17. I also feel like my greatest accomplishment was when I became a chat custodian. I love this place and its community and I want to see it grow more and more. For the almost 4 years of me knowing about LMW I can say it has been probably the best community I have ever been in. Thank you to all the staff, all the countless members, and to Dycaite one of my greatest friends for making a site that has surely changed my life for the better. If it wasn't for you my self-confidence and ability to speak in these types of communities would probably still be at zero.
I know, I know I already posted this over on the Dicsord server. I may as well post it here too ; )