Today I celebrate 5 years on OGF. My OGF "journey" has been a very odd one. I started out in Commonia as a newbie, where I created my first city, Hybrid Springs, which was terrible. I then claimed the country of Zanyizzix (current UL18b, none of my old mapping remains). It was awful and possibly one of the worst countries in the history of this site, incoherent with its neighbors and with absolutely awful mapping. If any former neighbors of me in Zanyizzix are reading this, I'm sorry. I was literally a child then and didn't really know any better.
Due to me going on many 3 month hiatuses from OGF, I thankfully lost Zanyizzix, but came back to OGF just a few days before the opening of the FSA and requested the state of Tulpanen (AR120-59). Originally, I mapped terribly in the northern part of Tulpanen. I later would go on to almost lose Tulpanen due to another OGF hiatus, only to return again a better mapper.
My first year of mapping Tulpanen, I didn't actually do much. I did a lot of work in Commonia instead. Terrible choice, I know. I built terrible, out of scale cities with way too many motorways. I reverted edits rightfully deleting motorways. Later on, I would realize the error of the ways, but the pendulum swung just as hard in the opposite direction, leading to me doing sometimes overaggressive Communion cleanups. Eventually I learned to just stay out of Commonia, sometime in mid-2019.
I traded in Tulpanen for my current state, Fellshire, as well as the area around Lacanier, Ardencia in early April of this year. I'll take this as an opportunity to share my latest work, the city of Otisport, Fellshire, inspired by Portland, Maine.
I don't even have a concrete reason for writing this post, just thought I'd share.