First off I'd say keep on that path to quitting and not looking back, it takes some willpower to kick addictions even for things like cigarettes so mad respect from me there when you manage it.
Even after the Pokemon S/M roms leaked and caused a huge spike in traffic on the archive there wasn't any affect here or even on the ghost boards so eh. As far as archive community goes the best bet is still the foolz.us
legacy on LiO along with some 8ch faggotry.
I've kind of separated almost completely from family at this point, too much crazy and drama to deal with, I'd rather stick with quiet solitude and keep interactions on my terms and schedule.
Night shift is the best, I don't get why its so unpopular. Not that I'm complaining, requesting night shift seems to almost guarantee the position.