The Magnus Archives ends in less than 12 hours, so here is less of a goodbye and more of a thank you.
Statement of Juno R. [REDACTED] regarding the role that the audio drama The Magnus Archives has played in his life. Statement begins.
I got into tma in mid 2019, when I was spending a lot of time in the hospital for various reasons and life generally sucked for me (but this isn’t about that). I remember nurses asking me what I was listening to and just rambling on and on about whatever horror was taking place in each episode. For the first time in a long while, I had felt passionate about something and I had found something that I loved talking about, and it was the best feeling. Tma got me through so many terrible appointments, hard times at home and in school, and made me feel less alone with the consistent schedule as well as allowing for me to meet wonderful people online through this show.
2020 sucked, you don’t need me to tell you that, but tma was a source of consistent comfort. It gave me a reason to get out of bed every Thursday even when some episodes hit a little too close to home for comfort. Jon and Martin had each other through the apocalypse, and they faced trials and tribulations together, and hearing them power through the fictional apocalypse of their world helped me to feel as though I could get through a pandemic as well as everything else (my own little apocalypse, if you wanna call it that). Sure, some episodes were terribly close to home and I wasn’t able to handle them in the moment, but the episodes were always there for me when I was ready for them, and I always persisted and listened to the episode in the end. It made me feel less alone, as I’ve already said but it’s worth the emphasis. Hell, I managed to actually make friends in my classes because of this show, which was a huge relief as I am a first year student currently doing everything online and being unable to make friends was a rather prominent fear for me (which seems silly now but it is true).
2021. Current day. I don’t know who or where I would be if I hadn’t listened to The Magnus Archives back in the summer of 2019, because this show has helped me get through a lot, and continues to do so. As I am writing this, I’ve finished listening to MAG 1 and am now listening to the second episode, thinking about how I had the chance to grow with these characters over the last ~two years. I haven’t been to the hospital in over a year now (mostly due to pandemic reasons but I digress), I’ve found people in my life who love me and make me feel less alone, and things are generally getting better. Slowly but surely. I am not the same person I was two years ago, and tma is not the same show it was two years ago. I’m glad I had the chance to grow with this show, even if I was a little late. The Magnus Archives means more to me than I can say in one (far too long) post, and it will continue to mean this much to me even after it has ended tomorrow.
Ending things has never been my strong point, neither has goodbyes, but whatever happens after MAG 200 tomorrow I just want to say thank you. To the mutuals and friends I’ve made, to the people who don’t listen to audio dramas but follow me here because they love me, and to anyone at Rusty Quill who will probably never read this post. It’s been real, y’all. Let’s see what comes next <3
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i’ve been thinking about ghostbur’s resurrection, and was wondering how does the horned ghostbur skin fit into it all?
if it was never going to be used then what purpose did wilbur have for making/downloading it? unless it was an idea that he decided against, my only theory is that the resurection will go wrong in some way.
i’ve seen people point out that quackity now knows that ghostbur wants to be wilbur again, and that he wanted to bring schlatt back, so what if he were to interfere in some way, causing some kind of ‘joint being’ for lack of a better term, with both schlatt and wilbur being partially resurrected into one being?
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