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Eighth Anniversary

Posted by Ember on January 16, 2017 at 2:00 AM

Today, January 16th 2017, marks the eighth anniversary of this website’s creation. It’s so strange to think that the little website I created on a whim eight years ago has blossomed into the amazing community of talented roleplayers that it is today. While my relationship to the website has changed over time, not a day passes when I’m not astounded by all of you. I’m so happy and thankful that you’ve chosen to spend your time here.

Acorn, I love reading dialogue between your characters, it always flows so naturally. Your characters are consistent without being stagnant, always holding steady where they should and shifting where they should. I always look forward to seeing what you’re going to do next with your characters.

Alienfish, your posts always bring a smile to my face—usually from laughter, though you can cover a lot more ground than humor when it’s needed. I adore your occasionally off-beat but never malicious sense of humor and look forward to reading your roleplaying. However, when you need to get serious, you certainly don’t flinch away from that either.

Anarchy, your posts always bring a smile to my face. They’re so genuine, you really get right to the heart of what your character is thinking. I know I said this last year, but it’s intense and direct in a way that I struggle to write and I truely admire how little you beat around the bush.

Averyiator, it feels like you’ve been around the website for months or even years. It’s rare we get a member who just throws herself into roleplay in the way that you have and let me say, it’s so greatly appreciated. Thank you for never hesitating to share your thoughts, jump into a scene, and just get the roleplay going!

Berrysong, thank you for being such a reliable member, I know I can always turn to you for help. The combination of reliability and flexibility is such a rare combination, but one that you have and I admire you for. As well, I appreciate how eager you always are to help out new members. You’re such a natural moderator and I’m glad to have you on my team.

Blossom, you’re such a genuine sweetheart. I adore your quiet character development, which never seems to swing to one extreme or the other and leave you with bland or over-the-top characters. Thank you for sticking around on the website for so long, it’s down to earth roleplayers like you who keeps the website going when the overarching plot alone just isn’t cutting it.

Dapple, your understated style of roleplaying and drawing has always stunned me. The details and soft colors and images are just gorgeous, please never think you’re being drowned out by some more startling work. I can only see good things in the future for you.

Fangchica, I was so excited to see your name at the top of the pending accounts list earlier this week and look forward to roleplaying with you again! You’ve grown so much as a roleplayer in the time that you’ve been on the website and I’m always looking forward to what you’ll do next.

Flower, I adore how detailed character descriptions are. They give such a good sense of who each of your cats is, providing just enough context for them to make sense without delving into long-winded descriptions of every detail of their past lives and personalities.

Henry, I appreciate what an honest person you are. You don’t fluff what you’re saying or beat around the bush, but it never feels mean-- just open. You’re incredible at shaping arguments and presenting them with confidence, I’m sure that will carry you as far offline as it has here!

Kingfish, you have such a talent for pushing plots forward. I know I can always turn to you when things just aren’t moving and you never fail to bring that little spark back to the roleplay. You’re always so inclusive of other roleplayers too, I’m so thankful to have you around binding the community together.

Lightning, I realize you’re not on the site anymore but I’d written this beforehand and, hey, maybe you’re stalking our news page: I’m not exaggerating in saying that the website would no longer exist if it wasn’t for you. Thank you so much for helping me run the website and generally keep my sanity these past few years. You’re always a lot of fun to talk to, whether we’re talking about about the intricacies of plot planning on here or Game of Thrones or anything else.

Lilywish, I was so excited to see that you’d rejoined the roleplay. You’re among the sweetest people I have ever met, as well as recently discovered, having a great taste in movies. I hope we get a chance to roleplay more soon, I don’t think we have in a while!

Lochflame you have such an amazing diversity of characters. From the most frightening killers to the sweetest queens, I’m always amazed at how versatile your roleplaying style is. The characters always feel genuine and you have such a good sense for when to play each character to keep scenes and plots on track.

Lunardrop, I’m always amazed at how you can throw yourself into a single character. I know that I and a whole bunch of other roleplayers would be hard-pressed to constrain ourselves to one character, but you consistently do it and do it well. I adore Lunarshade, Sneakstep, and Flintflick. They always have stayed true to who they are as characters, no matter how the situation may strain them.

Mockingdeath, your posts always bring a smile to my face. I can’t quite place whether it’s your wicked sense of humor (to borrow a favorite word of yours) or just the clear effort you put into your characters, but whatever it is, don’t stop!

Oakflame, sadly because of your internet being out we haven’t been to roleplay in a while, I look forward to writing with you whenever you’re able to get back on. You’re so enthusiastic and fun to be around!

OwlFae, you’re such a compassionate person. Thank you for always speaking up for what is right instead of holding your tongue and keeping your head down. It shows through your characters, both when they’re aligned with your morals and when they aren’t through how you frame your characters—such a talent.

Raven, you’re such a genuine pleasure to have around the site. Your characters are so sweet and cute, perfect for setting the tone whether it’s going to be dark and depressing, or lighting for the more day-to-day roleplay scenarios. Thanks for bringing that versatility to the roleplay!

Ripple, thank you for being such a grounding force in the occasional chaos that is this website. Thank you for all the times you’ve kept plots from getting out of hand and for just being an organizing force around the website. I know I’d have lost my sanity a long time ago if it weren’t for roleplayers like you.

Runningwish, you’re among the most enthusiastic members I’ve ever had on this website. Your excitement for the website and your characters never fails to shine through in your roleplaying and I can’t help but find it contagious. Thank you for reminding me how much fun roleplaying can be when I get dragged down in the tedious aspects of keeping this website running.

Shade, I always look forward to roleplaying with you. Your style is so clean and simple, compelling without having to dip into the flashiness that more easily grabs people’s attention. Your writing flows so clearly and your characters feel like real people I could run into at the grocery store or walking the dog. Thank you so much for helping me run the site and for roleplaying with me.

Shadecloud, I really appreciate your understated style of roleplaying. WCF has its own Hemmingway, it seems, since you always manage to put just the perfect amount of detail in your posts, without jumping straight to the post or beating around the bush- it really is a striking ability.

Shiryuu, it astonishes me to think that you’ve been on this website for nearly three years. It somehow feels like you’ve both joined yesterday and that you’re been on this website since it was founded eight years ago. You’ve always been one of the sweetest people on the website, please never lose your compassion.

Silverwind, chin up! I know you’ve had a tough time these past few months, but it never ceases to amaze me how thoughtful you’ve been toward all of the other members-- you’re truly such a selfless and kind person. As well, thank you for always speaking up when you suspect rules are being broken around the website, it’s a great help in keeping everything organized and stopping situations before they get out of hand.

Snow-wolf, I hope that your recovering is going well. All of us are rooting for you and I can assure you that if there’s anything we can do to help, I can get it happening. You’re the sweetest person and an amazing roleplayer, the website is lucky to have you.

Soleggi, I hope I get to roleplay more with you in the future! What little we have been able to play, it’s been so much fun having our characters bounce off of each other. Your posts are just the right mixture of detail and witty dialogue and just a joy to read.

Spicy, thank you for always being someone I can turn to for help. You’re so warm and reliable, always eager to lend a hand and help out the new members. As well, I can’t help but mention your art. All of your drawings are so expressive and your eye for color is so well developed, I always look forward to seeing your new artwork!

Sunken, dude, I say this every year, but we made it! I’ve always been so in awe of your art and writing, not to mention you’re one of the funniest people I know. I’m so excited to hear about how the Sunken project is coming along and can hardly wait to see the finished product.

Tiny, at the risk of sounding like an old lady I’m going to say that you’re such a sweetheart and an absolute joy to have around the website. Your characters have the sort of kindness to them that can only reflect on the roleplayer. That’s not to say that your characters are one sided, when you need to go dark, you certainly can.

Whispering Sea, having a few extroverts on a website of primarily introverted writers and artists is never a bad thing. I don’t think I’ve had a chance to roleplay with you yet, but your character descriptions are so rich with detail I look forward to seeing what you post next!

Wolfie, I hope we get a chance to roleplay together soon. I always look back fondly on scenes, as scattered as the occasionally were due to our schedules never seeing to cooperate. Your roleplaying is so expressive and it really shines through in the wide range of emotional states your characters go through, all more realistic and interesting than the last.

New members, welcome to the site! We haven’t gotten a chance to get to know each other yet, but I look forward to roleplaying with you all soon!

Thank you so much everyone for the great year we’ve had, here’s to an even better 2017!

 

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14 Comments

Reply Lilywish
1:14 AM on January 16, 2017 
Wow, all of these are so thoughtful! Thank you, Ember, for putting your own time and effort into these, and more importantly, this website. Over the past year that I've been here I've seen you put more work into a cat-roleplay site than more people put into their everyday lives. It never fails to amaze me, your way of still being the rule creator here, but being a friendly, easy-to-have-a-conversation-with person. I'm glad you've kept this website running for so long, never faltering, and I wish you good luck for years to come! Thank you Ember!
Reply Averyiator
10:16 AM on January 16, 2017 
Ember, I'm really impressed. If I was you, I definitely couldn't find something different to say for every person. And the fact that nobody helps you write things like this! Not only that, nobody can help a newbie feel welcomed and comforted like you can. You have a natural aura of peace and calm. Pretty much the opposite of me. Ember, I hope this site continues to grow and know that we all appreciate you more than you could ever know.
Reply Insaneasylum
11:09 AM on January 16, 2017 
Thanks Ember!!! :)
Reply Blossom
2:19 PM on January 16, 2017 
Exactly what River said- Without you, this site wouldn't exist. All these amazing people would have a chance to come together, and in this site, everyone's blossomed. Everyone's role playing just keeps growing over time, everyone finds their art style- it's amazing, and the place is like a tight family- you make sure nobody is left out. And you're so dedicated, it's amazing. You're dedicated to your art, role playing, the site- it really is inspiring. [I feel like I'm repeating River, but] Thank you for creating this little chunk of heaven, and keeping it up!

- Venom's post from last year
Reply Fangchica
3:03 PM on January 16, 2017 
Thank you Mother Ember! I'm glad to be back.
It's always awe-inspiring when I think about how much you've done for the site and still do. It's wonderful how you've come to know pretty much everyone and can come up with something to say that is unique and positive about all the members on the site. You have your own life, and keep up with all those things, while keeping the site running, roleplaying, drawing, making Monthly Meows. We all love you so much, thank you for all that you do!
Reply LunarDrop
5:35 PM on January 16, 2017 
Thank you. It means a lot. Really.
Reply Raven
6:10 PM on January 16, 2017 
Thanks! This made my day! I made one for you.
Ember, you worked hard to make this incredible site I joined last year, it's wonderful and I easily got attached. Im always excited to see what you have too say, and I thank you! I've made more friends then I've ever had, thanks to you.
Reply Berrysong7
8:41 PM on January 16, 2017 
Thank you! This is so sweet! This is the best roleplay site that I have ever seen.
Reply Alienfish
9:11 PM on January 16, 2017 
Ember, your compliments are all so genuine, and seem to come so easily for every member. You excel at every aspect of this site, from administration to art to roleplaying to interacting with other members. I have endless respect for all the work you do for this site, and over my past year here (it's almost been exactly a year for me!) I have had many great memories. My thanks go out to everyone who has been on this site over my time here - you've all been so kind, so smart, and such great roleplayers.
Reply Ember
9:30 PM on January 16, 2017 
Thank you, everyone, it means a lot to hear the work I put into this site is appreciated :)
Reply Henry MacArthur
8:38 PM on January 17, 2017 
Danke Ember, it would be difficult for someone such as myself to write down all the good things you see in every member.
Reply Kingfish
11:55 AM on January 18, 2017 
Thank you so much, Ember!
And to you, you've done such a wonderful job keeping multiple plots rolling at once. Thank you, again. :)
Reply Ember
12:25 AM on January 19, 2017 
It's my pleasure :)
Reply Liger
4:07 PM on January 20, 2017 
Short and sweet, your statements/compliments for every member are always as kind as the years before ^^ I really appreciate them, and the fact that you can find something unique about every member every year always amazes me. It still astonishes me this site's still kicking after 8 years, and along with other important people, it couldn't have been done without you Ember. I hope you'll keep the site running for years to come, it really is home to a close community of friends. :)