Why did you fall in love with episode and it’s community?

I fell in love with the episode community because it is a place where you can be yourself and people won’t judge you. There is so many people in the community and it is growing stronger everyday. People don’t care if you are new in the community if you ask something you get immediately a reply if it is something episode or non episode people will reply. People give honest feedback which I love as my family do not give honest feedback they will go that’s lovely or that’s brilliant. The Episode Forums is a great place to socialise and not feel embarrassed to ask questions which I love that because in reality I am a shy person and Episode is putting me out of my comfort zone and it is making me want to socialise and answer peoples questions and create topics of my own.
I know it sounds stupid but Episode is really helping me mentally and in real life people will make fun of you but not on the forums maybe some people are harsh critics but they are only trying to help us and it is very rare that people are rude and if they are other people will stick up for them.

So that is my reason why I fell in love with Episode! :yellow_heart:

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I was?! Omgggg :pleading_face::heart::heart::heart:

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If you’re 17 now, you were 9 around 2012-2013. But Demi Lovato: Path To Fame was released around 2015. Are you from the future?! :scream: :joy:

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I loved the Episode community when I first joined it. It was amazing and lively and had everything I wanted.

Now, Episode is started to frick up and strip the community down to its bare bones, screwing over it’s best members in the process. Now both the app and the forums are just recycled trash because of all the oopsies Episode has made.

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Ugh meant to say 14 when I saw demi, but 11 when I saw the forums I think to long ago xd

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:clapping:

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Okay, so…
I joined Episode in 2016 when I was around 12 years old (sorry guidelines). One of the first stories I read was The Ember Effect.

I started writing in 2017 and I published a story, but it was cringe af so obviously I archived it. Because it was generally just really bad, it got a lot of hate. Since I was a sensetive lil bean that couldn’t handle critism (I still am), I took a long break from Episode.

Fast forward to late 2018, I came back and learned how to actually code thanks to Dara (I would stalk her threads without an account). So I got tempted to make an account here because I started writing again.

So yeah, now I have a love-hate relationship with Episode. That’s pretty much it.

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I got it when my parents broke up for the 2nd time. I used as an escape from what was happening around me, all the yelling and screaming , wondering if I go to school or who’s house I would end up at and if I’ll ever see my mum or dad again It really distracted me from all of my worries and made me feel as if everything will be better.

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This is a great idea!
My fren found episode and fell in love with this story and she begged me for weeks to download the app to read it. And I finally did and in the beginning I thought it was really cool but I didn’t really like any stories. But then something really bad happened and I kind of turned to the internet (even though that’s bad) and I reopened the app that had just been sitting on my home screen. And I fell in love with the app, it kind of just made me really happy and I loved reading, so when I couldn’t indulge in binge reading traditionally I read for free online. And then I found the forums and started writing and it just got even better. Especially when I met my epi frens like @SakuraCheam, @stqrhli, @MelanieyM, @AMagic, etc… and I just fell more in luv with the community. Like you said, @Akira_new-writer737, it was my escape too, still is sumtimes. :)

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That speech really hit me… I actually found out about episode myself, and… I found a story that i really grown to like… It was called Burning Desire…But of course, many MANY reads later, it got kinda boring, and i found a lot of amaizing stories and authors who did an amaizing job, of trying to get themselves in the perspective of other characters… And when there’s planning, directing, editing, then answering readers thr questions they ask… That’s a lot of pressure when you have also the Coronavirus… And becouse of that, you cant go around nature, and that makes your head dizzy… Honestly… I was creating a story then something popped up that said something like “let other people help you with your story”… And that’s when i just started hanging around here, and i met some amaizing people, who helped me with nothing but joy! We started chatting a lot and they became my whole world… I could tell them my secrets, my mistakes… And they would never judge! Unfortunately… One of them left the community… And i’ve been pretty upset, but these amaizing people who helped me through it! And i love them for everything they did for me! Thanks for being there and caring for me when none could! :heart::heart:

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Episode became an escape for me as well, I also joined when classic was popular and fell in love with it, I would lay down and read before bed and when I found out I could write my own stories I was over the moon, then I found the forums where I have made some of the best friends ever. I am lucky enough to have their support with my writing and because of them I have published 3 stories 2 in which i’m proud of!

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Everyone here has really heartwarming stories, meanwhile here I am, someone who downloaded the app because it had interactive stories lmao

I actually had another interactive story app before Episode, but when I realized that episode has community stories, I switched apps.

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I fell in love a long after downloading the app, I read a lot. But then found out that I could write, and was over the moon!
I joined the community several months after, because I run it an error and who helped with the ticket advised me to come here.
I have been helped, I have met wonderful people. I have been supported and due to that I published my stories,
But, at the moment, I fell out of love with the community, I saw many of my friends banned, others left because they felt out of place.
People still see me around, but I am mostly on my PMs or on TaT Fan Club Thread because not even Forum Games feel the same anymore.

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How I fell in love with the community is because most of the people here are really nice and the Fourms just feel like a safe space and with Episode how I fell in love with it was I loved it how you could write stories and animate them so that the story made more sense and I loved the community stories on Episode the best. I thought the community stories we’re better than the Episode Original stories tbh so that’s how I fell in love with the community and the Episode app.

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Well my story is not that nostalgic since I installed the app only last year in October I guess. I saw the ad very often so I decided to give it a shot. My first story was Love Life and I found it super cool even if I ran out of gems very quickly since I was clicking on every possible gem choice. I remember nearly deleting the app cuz it was so frustrating not being able to do important choices just cuz I was poor. But eventually I got used to it. I discovered ink trough the mean girls saga which I liked a lot since I love the movie. I soon discovered that you could create a story on episode interactive so I started watching lots of tutorials on YouTube and started to write some silly stuff. While searching for customization templates on Google I tumbled upon the episode forums and found a lot of information there. Basically quarantine made me want to explore the forums. I found out that there were also forum games and a community of fun and nice people.
And here I am now talking to strangers but sweet ones and playing truth or dare on a forum.
~The End~

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Just a friendly…

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I love this idea! My story is when I was like in 3rd grade my neighbor told me about this app, so I downloaded it and loved it! My parents would be trying to get me out of the house to morning daycare before school and I would be like “One more minute! Let me finish this chapter!”. I loved the stories so much and always told my friends about it. This app is what made me love reading and excel in ELA class. My Language Arts teachers always say they love my writing and I say it’s because I read a lot, but it’s also because of episode. Then my friends in fourth grade made fun of me for having the app because they thought reading was stupid and thought I was nerdy for reading on my ipad/phone when I could have been playing games. That never stopped me though and here I am, loving the episode community more than ever.
@MelanieyM @SkyM @Jayl @Turtle_Cat @april_epi @keiji @Eva_Diva1

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Oooh this is a great idea!
When I was in 3rd or 4th grade and I was just scrolling on the app store. And then BOOM I downloaded Episode. Not a big thing but that was it. But that wasn’t when I fell in love with the community…Okay so I always wanted to write a story, but I had no idea there was a writer’s portal yes ik very stupid so I always “wrote” on the app so phone writer thingy. then I discovered the writer’s portal that still wasn’t when i fell in love with the app or community yes very boring sorry. Then i got forums in September 2018 and that was the best decision I ever made.

I met the CUTEST and awesomest people ever. My best friends ever in the community. and that’s why I fell in love with the community and episode. I also started writing stories so that’s good :3

And that is basically the only reason I came back I took a break 6 months ago

friendsss

everyone in this community are my friends dw
@Bridi @SASB @MagixQueenie @keiji @Turtle_Cat @_haruka
@PerplexedJam also where have u been for like days-
@FlowerFluff Jah boi sa oled mu sõber >:3
@AnnSza @Vampyrate @AnaliyahWrites @Aysaa

There are a lot on instagram too!!

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Haha! I have such a similar story! I’m really glad I found this community, I’ve met the most amazing people here! And thank u, you are one of those people! :heartpulse:

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Saka >:3

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