Gratitude - An Ode to the Wonderful Durtles

Thanks for always making people feel welcome, @YoungAdam! :sparkles:


Aaaaah! Level 50! Congratulations!
So close!
Also, you are a wonderful durtle indeed.


I’ve been here a while now, @Naphthalene! Maybe in a year or so I’ll go back and finish the last 10 levels. :blue_heart:


No worries Young Adam san :slight_smile: I know you are busy with School.

I am glad you want to spread joy in the future too :grin:

Thanks for letting me know the origin story for the Welcome Wagon.

Your words are plenty enough Young Adam, your signature warmth oozes in your words :smiley: Thanks for your kind words Young Adam, they mean a lot to me as well :slight_smile:

YES!! let’s keep the fire burning :fire:


Thanks for starting the wonderful welcoming tradition @gojarappe san :slight_smile:


Have you ever heard of Yuki Hayashi’s music? (Haikyuu, Boku No Hero Academia, Run With The Wind, Ao Haru Ride etc.) It is a spectacular mix of elegance, excitement, relaxation and rejuvenation. His music can make you feel happy, sad, relieved, excited and helps you explore a whole lot of emotions you have not experienced before. It makes your heart go Waku Waku. I experience a similar feeling when I listen to this durtle’s explanations. There is a level of classiness topped with poetic words and tinged with a hint of dry humor underlying their statements. Of course, it is none other than our own @BIsTheAnswer san :smile: (Anyone who knows me understands how much I love Yuki Hayashi’s music, so I do not make that comparison lightly :slight_smile: )

I met B san for the first time on the “Introductions V2” thread back in early October. It was a memorable occasion to say the least :stuck_out_tongue: (You can hop over to the thread to enjoy it :wink: ) Our next interaction was three days after that on the Gliaawards thread where B san professed their love for Vanilla Ice cream :grinning: Soon after I joined the Poll thread and we hit it off. B san is not your quintessential geek durtle. Some or most of the times when they are talking, you feel it is beyond your understanding :stuck_out_tongue: but you listen to it anyway because they can unfold it in a manner in which you can understand. There are a lot of people who are technically strong, I guess B san also has loads of charisma in addition. For example let’s assume you have a hard time understanding Calculus and hate it with a passion. If Brad Pitt/Scarlett Johannsson is teaching the Calculus, I am pretty sure you will stick around and listen even if you feel Calculus be damned :wink: That’s how it feels when you listen to B san.

And don’t even get me started on their awesome origin story… that’s a legend on its own :grin: With a person like B san in tow, your life will be a lot more interesting. Do I need another reason to love the quirky, geeky, artsy, Wanikani-loving durtle like B san? HELL NO :smile: Thanks for showing up in my life B san :slight_smile: I bestow upon you the title of B Durtle (Read as “Be Durtle”. A proud endorsement to become a durtle :wink: )

Pssst… Don’t skip the vocab :stuck_out_tongue:

Also, this one’s for you :smile:



sees goja after both of us have been MIA around the forums for a while


:sob::heart: hi kouhaiiiiii I hope you’re doing okay, miss you lots

@KyokaJiro sorry to butt in your wonderful topic, KyokaJiro! I just had to say hi to my kouhai :sweat_smile: But I absolutely love your topic and it’s super sweet of you to make it :heart:


Thanks for dropping by @TomatoSalad Senpai :slight_smile:

This thread is for everyone to share their gratitude, so I am happy that you dropped in and shared your love for Goja senpai :grin:

Also, Thanks for your kind words Senpai :blush:


This is so nice, thank you! :grin:

I’ve listened to his music a lot. The multiple variations of “You say run” and some of Haikyuu’s soundtracks are among my favorite tracks to have on repeat while studying (they make even the most boring material seem like some amazing battle). I do sometimes wonder during Haikyuu whether the world is going to end if they lose a match though :grin:

And I will stand by this choice, I’ll take vanilla ice cream over chocolate any day of the week. :grin:

This is great :grin: The entire post was so nice I’ve been sitting here with a grin while reading it the entire time. Thank you so much. :grin:


You are welcome B san :slight_smile: Everything in there is true, I have spelled out what all of us feel about you :grin:


All Haikyuu soundtracks are great, and for the world ending comment - Listen to S2 OST CD2 Soundtrack 19 - Makkou Shoubu . This is the soundtrack that plays during the Karasuno vs Seijoh final rally in Set 3 in S2E24. I have watched that video and listened to that soundtrack so many times, just hearing it evokes the imagery and dialogues in my mind :grin: Lol, I can go on and on about every single sound track :smile:

My original plan was to give you “Vanilla Durtle” but in the end I felt “B Durtle” was more fitting for you :slight_smile:

And I learnt my lesson, never discount Vanilla in any competition :wink:

My Pleasure :slight_smile: If you have a smile on your face, I succeeded B san :smile:


It’s in my playlist actually, I’ve listened to it a lot already :grin: Above is also a great one with a similar epic-fight feel to it. The soundtrack to that show is just great.


“Clever as the Devil and twice as handsome.”

This is the quote that comes to my mind when I think about this durtle. This durtle is one of the most important ones in my forum journey…because it is due to a single post from them I stumbled upon WK’s “Narnia” (POLL thread) :grin: I was as stupefied as Lucy when she first entered Narnia :stuck_out_tongue: The durtle is @denzo san.

Denzo san is a quintessential witty durtle from Britain. Their wit is red hot and razor sharp. It can give you serious burns :wink: They are as geeky as they are funny and that’s a deadly combination :grin: If I was even 10% as funny as you are Denzo san, I’d be set for life :smiley:

Thanks for introducing me to the POLL family :heart_eyes: and Thank you for entertaining all of the durtles with your relentless wit :smile: I bestow upon you the title of Oscar Durtle

Note: The origin of Oscar durtle is from “Oscar Wilde”, the wittiest author I have read :slight_smile:


no u

no wit left to be found after reading that


screeeeee the gif wont attach and I’m too sleepy to fix this post
i miss you too, tomasen and i always hope that you are well <3


I second this. As a code contributor to Tsurukame (it’s open-source and does have code contributions), I totally agree. Thanks for sharing the story behind the name! I totally wish one could get a Tsurukame Durtle. :laughing:

P.S. If you’re on macOS, you might still want to get it! :wink:


A while ago the folks (including me) on “Level 21 before 2021” thread decided it might be a good idea to gamify our level ups. A good RPG has a good backstory. So we decided to vote and decided we were going to go with either a Pokemon or Harry Potter theme. A lot of the thread members participated and provided their feedback. One of the newest members on the thread weren’t afraid to show their love and passion for Pokemon rattling of the ways we can give badges to durtles similar to Pokemon badges. I have never forgotten that conversation and that is how I came to know @amagi san :slight_smile:

Amagi san is one of the most active members of the thread and community. They started the unofficial LGBTQ+ Bookclub, wrote guides in language tips and have been answering doubts of many new durtles. Their focus on inclusivity and welcoming new members is heartwarming and one of the reasons why our forums are thriving :grin:

Thank you for your kindness and contributions Amagi san :blush: You are an invaluable asset to our community. For being an immovable source of strength and for your love towards Pokemon, I bestow upon you the title of Boulder Durtle


Hahaha :grin: Let us hope they introduce them not too far into the future :crossed_fingers:

Thanks UInt2048 san :slight_smile:

“Let tenderness pour from your eyes, the way sun gazes warmly on earth”

- Hafiz

When I think of my interactions with this durtle, I get the above mentioned feeling in my heart. It is said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” I know I am in good company because a majority of my interactions on this forum are with this wonderful durtle. They occupy the top spot on all my lists “Most Replied to”, “Most Liked By”, “Most Liked”. Today’s durtle is one of my closest and the best durtles I have had the fortune to meet :grin: It is none other than @ekg san :clap:

I met EKG san on the GIF thread. While we replied to each other’s gifs, we never really spoke to each other. On a fine day, EKG san took the initiative to send a few kind words my way on the Gliaawards thread. Thus began our journey on the forum. From nondescript conversations about Jams and shrooms to heartfelt conversations on life, I have had the pleasure of knowing EKG san.

I deeply admire EKG san. How much you ask? As much as Luffy admires Shanks, Naruto admires Jiraiya and Deku admires All Might. You can feel the warmth in their words when you are talking to them :blush: They are strong yet gentle and possess vast reserves of inner strength. There are very few people on this earth who can immediately put a cheerful smile on everyone’s face the moment they enter the scene, and EKG san is one of those rare durtles :smile:

EKG san is also a fun durtle to be around. They are one of the Big 3 Cats from the POLL family and one of the original reasons in my descent into Cataddict. Their artistic skills are top notch and they have a durtle army to boot. (In the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Do you recall that awe-inspiring image of Aragorn with his Army of Dead in Minas Tirith? Imagine something similar and replace the dead with durtles :smiley:) EKG san is such a badass and Kakkoi durtle, if you were to tell me they were the reincarnation of Avatar Kyoshi in all their glory, I would believe you :star_struck:

Their name is quite apt since they can relentlessly make your heart go Waku Waku and Doki Doki :grin: Beware of being around this durtle, because they can steal your heart :wink:

A single act of kindness led to a wonderful and fulfilling chapter in my life. Next time, do not hesitate to send an act of kindness, because you never know what could happen. It could be the start of something special :slight_smile:

Thank you for all your kindness and love EKG san. I bestow upon you the title of Kokoro Durtle



I’m so embarrassed and I love it. Boulder Durtle lol. I will write this on my tombstone.

My immovable source of strength and love of Pokemon is nothing compared to your love of people. You cheerleading and championing has definitely been a huge part of the reason I keep coming back to this thread. Love it here!


OMG! So many kind words! :blush:

You should know that you’re also someone that brightens up the room a thread with your presence and I’m very glad to have met you! :purple_heart::green_heart::orange_heart: ^>^