I didn't want to talk about this here at all because of the holiday season and all the stuff going on, but I had a rough time recently and had been considering disbanding the group due to thinking I wasn't able to put enough in it to make it fun for most everyone. It made me really disheartened and I lost sleep over it; PMD-e is a gigantic part of my life, and running it was super fun until I got the idea that it wasn't fun for others anymore. Well, I ended up going through my Japan trip trying not to think about it, and somewhat planning out some more stuff I had in mind. Then I got back from my convention this weekend to find.. well, to find something really great from a good number of you guys.
At risk of sounding like a baby, this made me tear up. I am mostly happy that I can still keep running a group that lets people be creative with others in such a great community, and I hope that I can keep it up. It requires a lot of work, but it hardly ever feels like work - I have a bunch of wonderful people who help me with all sorts of things I just would not have time for otherwise, and for that I am appreciative. But I am also really appreciative of everyone who is interested in what we do, what the story is about, and in helping create a fantastic community for making art and stories together.
I got to meet someone this weekend at the convention again, who had given me a gift last time I was here at this con - and I just about cried over it! It was so beautifully crafted and completely out of the blue, I was speechless. I convinced them to join the group, and when they came back this weekend, they talked with me the whole time they could stay about the group and how much they loved participating in it and chatting with people from it - and I didn't express it adequately enough, but it made me so incredibly overjoyed to hear it. I probably babbled way too much about stuff I had planned (haha!), but, it made me so very happy to hear from someone personally how much it meant to them that the group existed. And that was echoed in seeing this little submission from a number of you. I didn't even know about it until Mike linked it to me after I got back from the con tonight, and I was just speechless for a bit. I always feel kind of weird typing up these things at the risk of sounding insincere or something - it is so hard to express my gratitude to everyone, so I apologize if this is a little clumsy or goes off on too many tangents.
In any case, thank you all, and I hope the stuff we have planned in the next few months is as exciting to you all as it is to us working on it. I can't get this stuff outta my head! So you guys are stuck with more Missions, Events, and Tasks for as long as I can keep making them fun for everyone!