Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Me on September 15:

Me on October 2:

It wasn't completely unexpected, but I never thought I'd actually see the day. It's hard to believe that something that has been constant in my life is gone now; it might be embarrassing to admit, but I know I wouldn't be the person I am today if it weren't for fanfiction (read: my then-innocence would've been spared from corruption a little longer), and that's all thanks to Quizilla. I was on Zilla when their logo was still some weird pencil-lizard hybrid, and the brand was still spelled with an exclamation mark. I was there when folders were non-existent and stories were still on gray backgrounds. I was there to see the Highest Rated list go from anime stories to band stories, long before any of the vampire dicking around became prevalent.

It's weird. I technically moved on to another fic site as my 'primary source,' but seeing Zilla shut down is like saying goodbye to an old friend forever. I left when Zilla's quality -- both in stories and site management in general -- really went down, but I'd still go back from time to time whenever I ran out of stuff to read. I remember I only made an account back then just so I could message an author of a fic I'd thoroughly enjoyed, until eventually I made stuff of my own (such trash shall not be disclosed) and even made friends. I've been submerged in the world of fanfiction for ten years now (!!!) and that all began with Zilla. I discovered several anime and a LOT the bands I ended up listening to in high school because of Zilla.

Fanfiction is fangirl fodder, and now I've had to say goodbye to the one site that introduced me to fanfics in the first place. Bye, Quizilla. Thanks for everything.

In more depressing news of departures, the Naruto manga's ending next month. I don't know how I am going to cope.