While today is a day of grieving and remembrance, it is also a day of joy and celebration, because today is ImpishIdea’s 4th birthday! I’d like to take a moment to thank several people in particular who have helped maintain this site for such a long, long time:
Without Kyllorac I’m not sure ImpishIdea would have seen a 4th birthday, and even if it had I doubt anyone would have come to the party. When SlyShy became too busy with school and work to maintain ImpishIdea, Kyllorac stepped up and went above and beyond the call of duty; She not only completely redesigned the main site, but she also took up the task of creating an archive, filing and submission system, updating Textpattern, and helping administer the forums. Without Kyllorac this site would probably be a dead husk, filled with dead links and announcements about how Waylaid Writer is coming, “soon.”
I think this one goes without saying. Rorschach has been providing ImpishIdea with a consistent stream of entertainment for (literally) years now. His dedication and passion is unmatched and he regularly puts his sanity on the line to spork books like The Maradonia Saga and 50 Shades of Grey. Here’s to many more years of sporks!
(Assuming he doesn’t get sued by any more crazy authors)
Another person who has made ImpishIdea’s 4th birthday possible is swenson. She’s also taken on the responsibility of helping administer the forums, and over the years she’s been a constant voice of calm reasoning and support in a community that can occasionally be a little hectic and chaotic. I know without a doubt that if I suddenly disappeared, ImpishIdea would be left in good hands.
Last, but not least, is NeuroticPlatypus. She has been immensely helpful, not only on the forums as a moderator, but also as a manager on the main site. When the main site was being redesigned it was NP who volunteered to help Kyllorac sort through and reorganize every single article, and now she’s also taken on the task of checking the submissions email, editing articles and managing the submissions system in her spare time. She’s what keeps the flow of content coming to your front page, and I regret not expressing the appropriate amount of appreciation for everything that she’s done.
I’d like to end this by thanking everyone who browses ImpishIdea. I think the defining charastic of this site is its close community. I think it’s important to remember that ImpishIdea started as just another Anti-Shurtugal site, but after 4 years we’ve evolved into something larger, broader and more significant. While other AS communities have died, we’re stronger than ever, and that’s all thanks to you. None of this would have been possible without each other.