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It's definitely quieter. Some people moved on and then there was just the dead space that BW created in terms of ZOMG shipshipship! Unova may have been the straw that broke the fandom's back; can't go on shipping forever.
:3 That's what meticulous recordkeeping is for~ To revisit upon our more youthful days and go, "omg, what was I thinking?" *it went something like, "aha, a clue to her identity! *search* OMG SHE'S BACK. *the prestigious dance of joy*"
XD To think we're somehow better than other fandoms. I think at this point we exist on an ideal and not to much the reality anymore. ^^;