Best posts made by Genesis_Haysenhox
1K reputation on OPPO and how the experience has been.
I'm extremely close to hitting my 1,000 reputation mark here at OPPO and I thought this would make it a good time to express how I feel about this place and my gratitude for it.
To start off, I want to say thank you to everyone here who was welcoming to the former DriveTribe members. You gave us a home and that means a lot, at least to me. The people here are extremely nice, helpful, and caring to one another. That's something I never had at DriveTribe. There are rarely people that get on my nerves here and I love that about this place. Being excellent to one another is a great rule because it keeps us in place and prevents such toxicity, versus DriveTribe which never defended you or even had such rules.
I wish I could explain how much I love this forum for everything it does, I may not fit in like most of you, but I try my hardest. I'm always trying to learn from you guys, make better content, and so much more. Even just being here for a month or so, I've already learned so much and I thank you all for that. I sometimes feel like we're one big family in a single house, and I love it.
I never feel like I'm treated differently here and it means so much to me, even just being here is more than I could ask for.
DriveTribes shutdown was a blessing in disguise, simply because I'm much happier here than I've ever been before. Having people take the time to read content and interact with it is just amazing. I feel like I'm more acknowledged and listened to, that's how any topic or forum should be.
I can't thank you all enough for what you've done. I finally feel happy somewhere and I'm so grateful for it.
Thank you for letting me be part of this forum
I'm only 13, so why this soon? (A Background Informative)
If you are Homophobic or have hate for the LGBT+ community, I strongly advise you to ignore this post.
As most of you know, I'm Landen. I'm almost 14 years old and I've grown up in Michigan my whole life with my mom, dog, and dad occasionally. As I've gotten older, I've never understood the concept of what caused me to start liking boys so young. Yes, it's straightforward, but it should be addressed before I continue. When I joined Oppo, I stated this in an introduction that seemed to be acknowledged, so thank you. I received lots of support and was told it was no big deal. The more I interact with oppo, the closer I feel to it, so finally, I decided I would share more about being gay with you if you even care.
It surprisingly started to develop in 6th grade. The music interests, not being interested in relationships, and falling in love with a boy named Jack was about it for me. I can't recall every sign that lead me to this, but it was fairly obvious.
I had stages of denial, I was emotionally confused, and I never really came out until 7th grade. I was much happier when I was free and able to express what I was. It was a great feeling. I even got caught up in a couple of relationships here and there. Fast-forwarding to my current stage, I'm even happier. My mom knows about it. it was the largest weight on my shoulder so I was extremely relieved when she found out.
I've hit puberty hard for anyone wondering. My voice is really deep and everything around my body seems to be functioning as it should. I feel it's completely normal to feel like this, because, maybe it was just meant to happen? I wish I could be straight to tell the honest truth. No prejudiced comments, no slurs, no being made fun of. It would just be nice to be normal! But unfortunately, no. I don't get that privilege simply because of who I like.
But overall, I think some boys are really cute and sweet. I hope I can find love in high school and still be here at oppo. I love all of you here so I thought I would share, especially because I really threw it off to the side. I, myself, even think it's awkward to decide this at such a young age. I guess that's just how life is.
I love yall and thanks for listening
Everyone knows Jackson. (I think)
But anyway, we had just gone on a trip to Florida and left Jax at a daycare. The staff are always nice and stuff but they never seem to feed Jax the right food... He threw up several times (3) the day after we picked him up.
Once we realized something was wrong, my mom stayed home to take care of him and recover him back from all the food loss.
Jax is doing better now tho. We fed him some chicken and rice to fulfill his hunger, gave him small proportions of water, and bought him a new dog bed after he had thrown up on his old one.
My Introduction 🤗
Hey people of OPPO & my former friends from DT! I'm Landen Schelling, Not Genesis Haysenhox... That's just a name I made when I was undercover after getting baned on DT, but I decided to keep it for jokes. I'm currently 13 and loved cars ever since I was young, I decided to keep them in my life until now because something about them just had me interested. I love making car content and things for other people to do, I did over 300 polls on DriveTribe and even attempted to do car reviews. (Not a good idea) I'm currently on my way to high school and have an attraction to boys, not sure why but sorry if you dislike me for that. Why won't I post any spots you may ask? I'm currently living in Michigan where it's colder than Antarctica and full of boring cars. Really wished I lived elsewhere, but anyways, I hope we can all connect on this new platform and I can't wait to make more friends here! DM me if you have any questions!
3 months now? I don't know anymore.
I can't believe I've been here for so long.
Well, to be fair, 3 months isn't all that long. What I mean is, I never thought I would stay here for so long. I've pissed people off, made many interactions, met great people, and even almost left. I've also managed to cause a number of fires and a theme day once. That's all in the past though, I love you all, and letting me stay here was probably one of the best things that has ever happened to me. letting me interact with all of you, talk with you, and share ideas with you has been a really great experience. We have many
boomerswise people here and it really gives me a sense of what I should do in any given situation. Ive asked for advice in past days and all of the advice I recieved was phenomenal. This is really such a great community and I really hope it never dies, simply because of its greatness. Such great people and hearts, but yet we live in the tiniest corner of the internet.
I want to become more comfortable with this place and maybe share some of my more personal life with all of you in the future. If anything, I hope most of you can accept me and let me be a part of this family. Oppo has probably helped me avoid the depressing life of middle school (AKA hell) and that is one of my biggest appreciations.
I would like to make a good friend on here someday too. Someone I can talk to or just someone who can relate to me. Many of you may not even know me as I don't make any extravagant posts or comments often. I read many posts here but just lurk around for the most part. if you don't know me, I'm Landen, just a 13-year-old middle schooler with a big mouth.
Thanks for reading this and feel free to ask me some questions.
Honest Opinion On My Presence...
So I've been on this forum for about 3 days or so and I've noticed many people are "older" than I expected. As a 13-year-old car enthusiast, I have absolutely nothing to do other than go on DriveTribe or OPPO.
Sadly, I can't make as many polls or posts as I used to like on DriveTribe, so that takes the fun out of what you would call "car social media". I don't really care, I'm just glad OPPO gave me home now with the fact that DriveTribe is shutting down.
With all that said, OPPO has a very... mature community... so it's intimidating at some times. I always think around 4 times before I post anything because I feel like ill get canceled afterward if I do something wrong. I've been attacked by Immature adults on DriveTribe and I would like to avoid that again. No reason to attack a minor on social media
Sometimes I often think it's myself who is the problem. What if I'm just annoying and doing the most? I don't feel like I really fit the maturity group here and it kinda makes me uncomfortable because I don't want to run around looking stupid or be known as "That annoying kid" or "Little shit" because it's really not my intention to invade this forum. I really don't want to become that annoying kid who everyone steps on.
So all I ask is an opinion on if you like me or not. I'd rather know now than make a fool of myself in the future or be disliked. I say this respectfully because I came onto your platform and I don't want to be a pest. if you have any advice you want to give me, ill take it.
Thanks for your time if you actually read this.