So about a week and a half ago, the theatre company I work for threw a Gala, to celebrate the start of their 20th season. The Monday after that Gala, a community member came to my place of work to give me a check for the theatre group, because everyone forgets I’m not on the board and likes to corner me at my day job to talk about theatre group things, but that’s another discussion.
Trouble was, he crossed paths with me as I was on my way out the door to go to lunch. He says “Ah, just the person I wanted to see!” and hands me this envelope and disappears.
Having nothing with me but my phone and a book, I stick the envelope in the inside cover, thinking, I’m gonna forget that’s there by the time I get home. No, I won’t, because I’ve thought that, so I’ll remember. The things I believe about my memory.
Fast forward to today. My mother texts me to tell me that a group she’s part of is going to make a donation to my theatre group. This text reminds me that, oh shit, remember when Scott gave me a check for a lot of money that I totally wasn’t going to forget about?
For the life of me, I could not remember what book I had been reading. I have read at least part of about six books in the last eight days, some of which were library books, which I returned two days ago in an effort to pretend like I’m a responsible librarian and that they weren’t massively overdue.
So my worst case scenario brain is envisioning this very generous donation check tucked inside of a library book that I may or may not have returned like a fool. I need to track down this check. But I cannot remember what book I was reading. So what do I do?
I go to Goodreads, and look up what book I was reading on July 18, and lo and behold, tucked into the inside cover, is the donation check, and if this story doesn’t tell you really everything you need to know about me, then I don’t know what does.
Aughhhhh! Okay I’m a little overwhelmed right now with an outpouring of love from all my pals (and more goofy MGS model shenanigans from my main squeeze… more on that later when my actual gift arrives in the mail….) and I just wanted to post my thanks and love for this amazing fandom community that has given me so much over the years. This isn’t a complete list by any means, but I want to give some shout outs while I have the chance. <3
@metalzekesolid is a solid dude and is one of the most honest, down to earth people I’ve ever met who is legit one of my favorite people to talk to
Likewise! @canisdiamandis is hella cool and a lot of fun and I wish we all lived in the same place so we could do high fives and roll around town in matching jackets (which we totally have)
@floating-in-the-blue is absurdly talented and has some spectacular ideas for stories and little projects to bring us pals closer together and I feel cool for just knowing them!
@polmcarts rips my heart out of my chest on a regular basis and has so much skill at just tapping into the sweet, soft, emotional moments and I love them for it
@aprilpoke aughhhh you lways inspire me and I love the risks taking and experiemntation I see in your art so much!!!
@kazuhiradarling is a sweetheart and an absolute dream to work with and I really admire their dedication!
@monostache is so friendly and supportive and an S+++ friend to have ahhhh!
@mothbats is an inspiration. You’re so fucking talented and creative and your written work is a thing of majestic beauty, my friend.
@atlasonstandby is just… so kind? And really very talented and doesn’t hate me even though I accidentally ruined their life just a little bit. OTL XD
@ciircumserpent continues to be writer goals and I still think a lot about them and their writing when I’m working both in and out of RP because they are the gold standard (and hella cool to boot)
@harshsilver Uh… what even was my life in fandom before I met Harshai? Who even cares about that stupid time it doesn’t exist! Their art streams were one of the places I first started making friends and they continue to be a total sempai and WHY IS EASTER EUROPE SO FAR AWAYYYY???? You have made my life in and out of fandom better for you being in it, my friend!
@fluffwing knows how to bring the cute and I love them for it! :D
@survivorttype is another super talented person that I’m glad to know and their work is so fun and full of life and it brings me joy every time I see it!
@2sneeaky Has such a unique body of work and they’re hella cool and I loved hearing your late-night stories about the banana shit at your day (night) job. omg
@fractalspaces I don’t even know what to say, buddy. You helped me try out a lot of new things and made me feel more comfortable with writing and I love you for that!
@millionfish ….probably the coolest person I’ve ever met or known???? Genuinely kind and hilarious and just… amazing.
@mightyscrub My partner in crime except I don’t think we’ve broken any laws unless it was actually illegal to do that u-turn in Chicago that one time but probably not. AHHHH! I love that you are always up for shenanigans and you are just so damn clever. You are the salted butter to my boiled potatoes.
@selfishmachine007 You’re a new friend but you feel like a golden oldie! I’m so glad our paths crossed and we’re having fun together!!!
Um um um… and like a million other people oh my goodness this is already going so long. Basically I love all of you and I’m looking forward to another year of fun and creativity with you all. YOU ARE ALL DIAMONDS!!!