My darling fandom,
I adore you. And I’m not referring to any of your specific aspects, but you, as a whole.
I love your stunning illustrations.
I love your clever and creative fanfiction.
I love your conventions and gatherings.
I love the way you make people feel valued and important. I love the way you inspire people to go on to make their own new things after they’ve played and workshopped and learned from you.
I believe, deeply, that you are, more often than not, a force for good in the world.
And I’m so proud to have been among you for so long – immersed in you for fifteen years, now.
Take care, dear.