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If I wanted to share this on the form what should I do it under? Fun and games or short stories and fanfics? I know fanfics are well fanfics but I just wanted to ask
What scares you?
Everyone has experienced fear at some point in their life. The fear of loss, fear of our future, fear of not being good enough. I wanted this essay to have a meaning, something I could share with you, the reader. I feared I wouldn't accomplish it. But through searching myself, my past, and my future, I found a connection within fear.
They say fear stops us, but fear can drive us forward. It drives us to work harder for what we want. To be our best selves. I’ve played multiple sports my entire life, but that doesn’t mean I was good at them. When I was little I played T-ball. I hated it. The scratchy uniform, the cold games, my crying and always getting hit on the head. I stopped playing T-ball. In my second-grade year I tried again with softball. I feared getting hit, I feared the weather, I feared the game. But my fear drove me to try it. I didn’t want to let this fear beat me. As the daughter of the coach I stepped up to the plate in the murky weather as my team's first batter. I watched as the ball came flying at me, the target was my ribs. It hit its mark. Even with that pain, I loved that game. With my fear-driven away I have so many amazing opportunities for my future.
Fear shows us love. It makes us realize how many things we love even if we have lost something or someone important to us. But why do we love? I believe we love because we fear loneliness, when loving we fear losing it, so we hold it tighter. My fears showed me, my love, at the end of summer right before school started.
I’d known he was sick, I knew his final days were coming. The memories of that day spin in my head blurred, coming in flashes. The Vet’s office, faces of the people who saw my red eyes, the bed he laid on unable to turn his head, and finally, walking away knowing he would never follow again. My greatest fear came true that day. While I always feared his death, fear showed me how much I loved him. Fear made sure I had no regrets when he left. Through all my fear, I still remember the warm feeling of the love I had for him. Because it’s still inside of me even though he’s not next to me.
Fear challenges our hope. Some of these essays might be about how hope guides us. But I believe before we hope, we fear. This year of 2020 the Coronavirus kicked us from our schools, social events, business, and so on. We all had the same fear no matter how large. Fear challenged my hope in a way it never had before. But the long list of fears I had, challenged me. So I stepped up. I adjusted, I found my new normal, I found new hope.
At the age I’m at, changes in my life are getting more and more frequent. I’m scared of my future and the choices that will face me. I’m scared, but my fears won't stop me. I’ve decided to take it one step at a time. When a challenge faces me I will drive myself to conquer it. When life hurts me, I will love what I have. When things get hard I will have hope that it will get better. So if you are ever presented with fear, I hope you will remember this.
“I believe fear shapes us when it hurts the most”.
A friend of mine is blocked but wants me to ask a question for her.
Who was the founder of this wiki? I mean like who founded and when, also were you one of the oringal Admins? Sorry just wondering I just am wondering about the history of this wiki, please I would like the whole story please if that's not too much trouble!
Way back in 2013, Coltan Shone started this wiki, made a few edits, and left. Icecream111 kindly adopted it. She did a ton of work on the wiki and owned it up until 2018 (I was made an admin in 2017; all of the other administrators were inactive except Kittycat, who went inactive not long after). At that point, she offered the wiki to me and went inactive. So since then, I've owned it! I appointed Eva right after I became an owner; Mintie and Cherry were more recent appointments (2019 and 2020).
Oh okay thank you! I just was really curious thank you for that!
Does Icecream111 ever come on? Like has she come on to check on the wiki?
Because I saw in 2019 she was talking with someone. Also I have another question. Sorry I'm curious.
So why is Icecream111 still on the admins board? I mean you have a list of past Admins so isn't she supposed to be on there? Also because I saw once Eva stepped down she got removed of her titles and so did the other admins so why did her rights not get removed? Was it becaue she is kinda the founder?
In that situation, I'm guessing FANDOM would give the final decision to the one holding the owner title (or the one they agreed with, but that's irrelevant to the question), just so that they had some criterion. Or they might give it to the person who held the title longer.
I'm fairly certain that they would give the decision to the founder if there was one, in a similar case. "Owner" isn't necessarily an official FANDOM role. Founder is, though, and if the founder is no longer active, I think it logically extends to the person the founder appointed.
Back to the reality, you are all doing a great job. While I'm sure you have disagreements on the inside discussions, you manage to show out united decisions, and that is very good for the wiki. Thanks again!
I'm going to bed now, and today was my last day on the wiki for at least a bit, but I needed to say this: I saw you've read the Ascendance Trilogy! I've never met anyone else who's read it! It's my favourite of Jennifer Nielson's works!