Okay, I know it's been said a lot in other threads, but I just felt the urge to have this be a thread all its own.
First, a little background. I'm someone who started playing IRE games when I was 15 or so, when I was stuck with a cruddy laptop and couldn't play anything decent. Long story short, I was hooked pretty much immediately, and have had my creative endeavors literally shaped by these games ever since. I can safely say that I call myself a writer now, because I found a kind of expression creating characters in Imperian, Aetolia, Armageddon, et cetera. I'm sure there are others that have had similar experiences.
I just came back to Aetolia after something like a four-five year break from the game entirely, and I have to say this is by far the best administration team I've ever seen. There is a whole long list of things I can point to, but the bottom line is you guys seriously rock.
So! this is a thread dedicated to appreciating those bad asses who have given up characters that they loved to administrate this crazy phenomenon called Aetolia. For those hours you've spent sitting at your computer sipping coke and eating ramen dealing with stubborn code, or enduring our pestering about whether we can use the word azure in that iron-breasted warhammer we've submitted, and for all the other stuff you do, thank you. It really does get noticed.
Okay! Players' turn!
the way she tells me I'm hers and she is mine
open hand or closed fist would be fine
blood as rare and sweet as cherry wine