Now, should you care, I am sure you will want to know exactly why I lied. To explain it fully, I am going to have to give you some background. When I first signed up to this site, I was the tender age of 11. Due to this I was not exactly experienced in the ways of the internet, and TL specifically, and I was worried that I would be made fun of because of the common stereotype that all people of that age are immature idiots. So since I was just a random poster, I didn't think there would be any harm in telling people I was in my 20s when they asked my age. After all, they aren't ever going to follow up on that because it's all too likely they don't care. As I continued to immerse myself in Starcraft 2, I noticed that younger gamers such as myself were actually accepted. The success of people such as Najzmajs' stream, and the relative youth of pros such as Pokebunny made me ponder if I'd done the wrong thing. After a while, I decided that it still didn't matter. I was just Random Poster X, nobody cares in the slightest about what I say.
As time passed by, I stayed just as passionate if not more so for Starcraft 2 than ever. I began getting involved in editing Liquipedia and getting to know the wonderful community surrounding that, and I really felt as if I had found my home. Everyone there was friendly, helpful and up for a good laugh. I did not feel comfortable lying to the people I considered friends, but once again did it really matter? It was unlikely I'd meet them in real life and despite the fact that people my age (I am 13 at this point) are generally accepted by the community if they are mature. So I kept editing away at LP, stacking up the coins and enjoying myself in the process. I got to know all the regular contributors who hanged out in IRC pretty well, which just worsened my feelings about lying to them.
A few months passed, and Teamliquid began recruiting writers. Now already having done a piece for a Liquipedia News Article, I thought I might as well go for it. I got accepted and I was ecstatic. Finally I would have a chance to contribute to TL, getting recognition for watching the game I love then writing about the game I love.
This brings me onto the explanation. Since I am now (kinda) staff, I feel obligated to reveal the truth before I get too far into writing. I do this, hoping that you will not feel betrayed or upset. While I could just be very melodramatic, I don't want to hurt people's feelings. While I understand if you feel like you can't trust me now, I want you to still consider me a friend and someone you can talk to and joke with. I am also making this blog so the staff know. I'd rather tell you now, when I'm not even properly staff than in 10 years when by some off chance I meet a fellow staff member in real life and he says 'You look awfully young for 30+ year old...'. I hope everyone who cares about this can forgive me, and even if you can't trust me or are upset with me, you will let me continue doing the work I love. I would be incredibly saddened to be unable to continue to write, or continue to edit LP without being shunned by the fantastic community supporting it. While I am young, I have shown that I am mature enough to engage in actual conversations with people often times twice my age. It was hard for me to post this blog in the first place, but I knew if I didn't I would regret it. Once again, I apologise for lying and deceiving whomever may be reading this, and I hope you can forgive me for it.