Wow, I realized I haven't even posted in the new year yet. o_O So how was everyone's New Year's? I had to work late new year's eve, then go in early New Year's day, what kind of messed up scheduling is that? Needless to say, I stayed up and celebrated anyway, so I was half dead at work on New Year's.
Vicky, it's all your fault that you've renewed my Matrix obsession, and now I've had to re watch all three of them.=P I may even have to make a string of Persephone and Trinity icons.
Vicky - I think 2006 is really the year we started to get to know each other, even though we've been around here forever. And the only one I've Skyped with, heh. You're a very fun loving gal, you know that? I find you very easy to talk to and you brighten my day every time you're around. And I do hope we continue to get to know each other better. Heh, and I do hope the nervousness is gone, yes?
Evil - One of the things I regret about 2006 is how we've seemed to grow apart. I miss your presence terribly. You'll always bee my ball of vernacular sunshine though. It's been a joyful experience to watch you grow up these past years. And even though we don't get to talk as often now, I'd like to think I had at least a small part in helping you grow to the wonderful young lady you have become.
Nessa – I think 2006 has seen us become a bit more distant as well. I finally found you on msn, but it seems we never can catch up to each other. And with our personal lives, neither of us tend to be around the otaku much. But I do want to say, I still keep track of you, and even if I don't comment all the time, I read your posts. You are one of the first friends and supporters I had around the O and ages later, you're still here. So I just wanted to say thank you.
aurus - Hopefully you'll get to read this. I do regret not being able to catch up with you very often either. You have always been, and will probably always be, one of my most favorite people ever. Your personality, style, even the things you do, are just very awesome. Even if I'm limited to reading your blogs, you're still a stable beacon of light. You are the kind of person everyone should use as a role model. Shanny luffs you.
Bells - You are probably going to be the only person in this list that I've just met this year. But there is something special about you that just can't be ignored. Through no means of your own, besides your own awesomess, you've broke into this strange little circle of friends. And I am very glad to have you around. You bring a certain tranquility to our group.
chie - It seems we hardly get to communicate anymore. Which makes me a bit sad, since you have always been a good friend and I must admit, a good support. Your post this year do seem happier to me, and that in turn, makes me happy. Just remember, if you ever need that shoulder to turn to, I'm always here.
Mimmi - I bet you thought I forgot you, uh? I could never. As I mention to Bells, there are some people that just have something special about that that can't be ignored. You are one of them Mimmx. Your words, even in your down times, are still, how should I say it? Soulful and supportive. Whenever I think of you I can't help but feel warm. The compassion in your heart reaches far over the seas and I think you'll always be one of my favorite people as well. Heh, though I do have to admit, I stalked you for quite a while before I got up the nerve to comment to you.
John - I know 2006 has seen some rough times for you. And I wish I could do far more for you than just offer my words of friendship, but alas, cause of the distance, that's all I can do. I just hope that through it all, perhaps they helped a little. You are a very sweet and caring person, heh, even through the smart ass side and I hope 2007 brings you much joy.
Joshie - Dumbass, you probably won't even see this seeing as how you've been gone for ages. But I have heard you are doing well, and that makes me happy. I really do miss you being around though. I can't help but smile just thinking of you. But then, you already know you make me smile, and that you're so good at it. And if you don't come back soon, I'll bite you this time.
Jason - I don't know if you'll see this either, but I just wanted to say thank you. You've been so supportive this year, and such a good friend. You really are the otaku's sweetest guy, you know that? Your personality is wonderful and compassionate. Just don't forget that about yourself.
hinaru - We've sort of gotten to know each other this year, but because of the time difference, it's a slow process. But I think it's a worthwhile one. From what I know of you so far, you are a fun and caring friend. I think there's so much more I could learn about you though, so maybe in 2007, we'll accomplish some more of that, eh?
Flint - Flint, Flint, Flint... what can I say amigo? You are still just as awesome as the first day I met you. I miss our crazy convos, I've never laughed so much. I'm just glad I still get to read the occasional post and comment from you. It always brightens my mood just having you around.
Petie - It's been a long time hasn't it? It seems like I hardly catch up to you anymore. But I still wanted to say thank you. You've always been such a supportive friend. Whether it's helping computer wise (and thank you for being so patient with me and putting up with it all), joking around, or just listening to me rant about one thing or another. You've never turned me away, or given up, so thanks man, from the bottom of my heart.
Nikki - You don't know how glad I am 2006 saw the return of Nikki. You were our first conscious around the otaku here, and it just wasn't the same after you left. You are such an amazingly supportive, and caring person. Anyone would be lucky just to have one friend like you. And I felt like I learned a lot about you this year. We've shared history, and painful memories. I wanted to thank you for that as well, thank you for sharing and for trusting. We haven't talk in quite some time now, but I still think of ya and how you're doing.
Steele – What can I say? I like having you around. You add a certain spice to my life. And I know at times you think you are a drag, but trust me, you've never once brought me down. Even at your worst. And I think it's partly because I know what fuels some of it, I've shared plenty of those emotions. And believe it or not, you make me smile. Yes, you surely do. I always enjoy your comments, heh, and especially the back and forth dialog we used to have on dA.
Josie - You probably won't see this either, but I felt I should add it anyway. I luff you. Okay, well that's not all, heh. =P I have to say that I'm so glad we started talking again. You've always been so special to me, one of my best friends, and I was so saddened when stopped talking. I don't know if you'll ever know how happy it made me when we started communicating again. If there was ever anything I was thankful for in 2006, it was that. And now since you aren't around, it feels a bit hollow without you. But from what I understand, you are doing well, and I am thankful for that. I want you to have all the happiness you can handle, you deserve it.
Milky - Another of my 2006 regrets is not being as close to you as I once was. I miss you my lovely. There are very few people I admire more than you. You are sort of one of my role models and I don't think I'll ever stop looking up to you. Even if we aren't as close, I still feel like I can truly call you friend. And I just wanted you to know that I'll always stick by your side, even if it's just to watch and smile from the shadows as you shine. There will always be a place for you in my heart.
Beck - You are another person its hard to find what to say to. Heh, you already know that I adore you and how special you are. But then, I guess it doesn't hurt to keep gushing over people once in a while. =P I think you deserve it. I know that some of your friends don't give you the kind of respect or attention you deserve and I think they can all go to hell. Anyone who doesn't recognize how supportive, caring, and intelligent you are doesn't deserve to be around you. It seems we haven't gotten to talk to much this year, but I am happy to say that I'm proud of the kind of person you are growing to be.
Jess – One thing I am happy about from 2006 is getting to know you! Who could ask for a better padawan? You've been a dream. A supportive friend, a wonderful padawan, and someone I can rave about Star Wars with, to boot. And the fact that you are the only other person in here to play KoTOR just makes you in a league of your own. =P I am glad we've gotten the chance to know each other this year.
Tiff - It's definitely been a pleasure to get to know you this year as well. We've sort of got a late start to it, and I think there is a lot more about you I could get to know better. But hopefully we'll have that chance in the coming year. From what I've learned, you are a wonderful and sweet girl. I know you've had your problems in the last year, but like I've mentioned before, use that as an example of what not to become. You have your own strength, use it. And I'll always be here as a shoulder, should you need one. I feel I've been a terrible master to you though since I haven't been around lately. Just remember, you can always ask me for help on anything and I'll try my best.
Shadow - Wondering why I saved you to last? Heh, I figured yours could probably be the longest and the hardest. Oh man, what to say? You have been phenomenal this year. I couldn't have made it without you. I count myself lucky to have such a friend as you. You are always there to listen when I need to speak, your shoulder is always ready when I need to lean, and your smile is always there to warm me when I feel down. I don't think I have ever, or will ever find someone as supportive as you. I know I depend on you a lot, I just hope through it all, I've been able to help you as well. It saddens me to see you down, and pains me when I can't help. We've laughed together, cried together, and I think of you every day. I can't imagine my world without the warmth that you bring to it. Of all the memories of 2006, getting to know you, heart and soul, has been my favorite experience this year. You are a part of my heart and soul. I cherish all my friends, but you are the cherished friend. I can only hope that 2007 brings you everything you desire and if not, just know that I'll be here for you to fall back on. Perhaps this year we'll get to know each other even better, and help lift each other up to our dreams.
To everyone else: If I didn't write you a personal message, don't take it too personally. I have enjoyed my experience at myO, and mostly because of the people I met. This has been a wonderful community, despite some of the ignorant people out there. I enjoy reading all your comments, and reading about your lives in return. The members above are the one's that have influenced my time around here more than others. There are still some members not mentioned above that hold a special place in my heart, but aren't there because I know a.) they'll never see it, or b.) we'll, they'll know why.
So thank you everyone for visiting me and making my otaku experience a great one. I hope you all have a wonderful 2007!
No man is a failure who has friends.
- Clarence from It's a Wonderful Life