Monday, January 12, 2009

The RAF Obsession

Over my year at RAF, I've seen many members join. Many will hang around for a month or so, then disappear without notice. Some, the select few, stick around. Staying online for hours at a time.

It's no secret that people become obsessed with RAF. Without the obsession, would RAF be alive today? Perhaps, but it wouldn't be nearly as cool as it is.

Signs of The RAF Obsession

  1. You're going through your regular daily activities and you think, "I wonder what [RAFian] is doing right now."
  2. You have RAF dreams.

  3. You no longer picture Richard as a mighty deity, but as a cool guy that has a cool forum.

  4. You know the secret of Pie.

  5. You know Orsino so well, he could be your pet.
  6. You have a RAF significant other

  7. Whenever RAF is down you go through withdrawal

We all know there is the RAF obsession. What I want to know is why.

All members come to RAF for the same general reason. The Animorphs. Is that why everyone stays? For some, maybe. However for many more, I highly doubt that is the reason.

Why do I stay? The answer is simple. The people! Where else can you find such a diverse community who have the similar tastes? RAFians are awesome. They all have a great sense of humour, are good hearted and love The Animorphs.

So my question for the table is

Why do you stay?


Broken said...

i stay, because this is the coolest forum i have ever ever found. and i am kicking myself for not finding it sooner :(
i also stay because not only is RAF the coolest forum it has the coolest most interesting most insanely insane people on the interwebz!!!

what can i say? i love RAF!!!


Estelore said...

I stay, because every RAFian I have ever known was utterly wonderful, heart and soul. You amuse, amaze, and delight me on a regular basis, and I strive to be the sort of person who can deserve you.

Ermn... what is the secret of Pie? I mean... I know all about the Minnesota Conspiracy... but Pie?


I love you people. :)


Anonymous said...

Nice blog, that was funny :)

I stay because I'm kinda attached to RAF. I joined when I was 14, I'm now 18.

When I was 14/15 I was always so excited to log in, I posted non stop, it was great fun.

Now I don't feel like I really need to post as much as I used just feels good to be apart of RAF still. I love it :)


Anonymous said...

Who else would post so many photos of Orsino?


Anonymous said...

I stay because I like to help people and accomplishing things, such as the audiobook project, and RAFipedia, plus I've made closer friends on RAF than in my own that a little sad?