I've been thinking about it for a while, and I've decided to leave the forum. I just don't feel welcome here anymore. There are a few great people in this place that I've tried to stick around for, but unfortunately I can no longer handle the 'special' attention I've been receiving from two specific forum members over the last 18 months. Every time I feel comfortable enough to interact within the forum, and post new pieces of my writing, they find some way to shut me down and drive me back to lurker status. I originally thought they'd get sick of me and just ignore me like normal people do when they dislike someone; but I've finally figured out that it's just not going to happen. I've been joined to this site for a couple of years now, and I've really come to love the community, which is probably why I've put off leaving for such a long time. Over the years, I feel like I've really grown as a writer through the help and support of the community, and for that, I am sincerely grateful. I've also met some really awesome people here, whom I very much hope to remain in contact with in the future. A special thank you to anyone who has ever bothered to read my writing and comment on it; you guys are great and I wish you the best in your literary aspirations. - Eoz.