Submitted by ramonasdippingsauce!
I honestly do not know where I would be without South Park at all. Without South Park, I would’ve never been as close as I am with my stepbrothers, and I would’ve never met some of the people I met throughout my life. I started watching South Park when I was ten years old, and I was going through a hard time in my life. In school, I wasn’t allowed to see my best friends because of the many disputes that have sent us all to the principal’s office. But then one day, I logged onto deviantART and my friend Erika was drawing fanart for it. I didn’t know what the show was about, and I figured it must be a good show or something. I went on southparkstudios and watched a couple episodes. I was hooked. That spring break, I finished all the seasons from that time, and watched interviews and commentaries. South Park made me happy. Matthew and Kevin, my stepbrothers, weren’t close with me, so I decided to man up and show them South Park. I figured they may like it. They were hooked as well. We spent days just watching episodes and at public places we all hung out and made Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny impressions. A couple times at Six Flags, we saw plushies so we played the game so many time until we got the plushies. We used to hang onto them and play with them together. My stepbrothers aren’t as into South Park anymore, but we’re still close as ever. I don’t think if I have showed them South Park, I would’ve never been as close as I am with them.
Another thing South Park helped me with was friendships. It may not have been offline, but online I sprouted many friendships with people who shared my obsession with South Park. I don’t talk to many of those people anymore but I won’t ever forget the memories and good times South Park has led me to.
Finally, South Park has led me to one of the greatest relationships I have ever had. There was this girl Nicole, and we met when she watched me on deviantART because I posted a lot of South Park fanart. We both loved the show and as we got closer, we started to have an interest in each other. We started dating and we used to have phone calls when South Park episodes were on and those were some of the best calls in the world. She used to be the Craig to my Stan and we always used South Park references for a lot of things. We may not be together now, but I thank Matt and Trey for making this show that sprouted such wonderful things in my life.
Matt and Trey, I don’t know how to ever repay you for the moments your perfect show has caused in my life. I just know I wouldn’t be the same without South Park.