Y?know it?s funny man? Jenai and I were literally talkin? about you, that woman of yours and Scorp an Issy, too.
It means a lot to see thing like this, especially from someone who I hold in a truly high regard. That?s you by the way, and while I don?t wanna turn this into a sausage like stroke fest, I?ll keep it simple and just let it fly.
Thank you, brother.
No not like a ?Hulk Hogan? brother-brother, but really? Thank you, brother.
You may not know this, but you?ve done far more for me and my cast of characters than you honestly would ever know and I?m not whistling Dixie, there.
When Jenai and I took a break those few years ago after ?Rolling Thunder? we honestly did not expect to come back here to DM, and more so we did not expect to bring back Brian and Jenai. That was something we hardly shared with anyone in general, because we did not really know how to explain what it was we were feeling when it came to those two.
We found other outlets with World of Warcraft, I began to play and write on IMVU.com (Which led us to bring Jacyn/Raven here). We did not keep in touch with as many people as we would have liked to here on DM, but thankfully Facebook helped a lot with that, and we got to meet some awesome people that were here on DM in a whole new light, and they got to know us better, even if we never played together.
Sorry I?m ranting a tad.
In any event, we did decide to bring Brian & Jenai back on Christmas Eve, 2009.
Brian had been away a year and found out that Jewell and all of her children had passed, talk about a sledge hammer to the head, yeah?
So the grieving process began, and of course the arrangements and what have ya. Then on December 28th 2009 I saw a post in Sojourn.
This one right here in fact, Condolences
That post did wonders for me at the time, and made me reflect on a great deal of things. Loads of notes were typed up, many of which I still reflect on this day. Even though the post seems insignificant to some, the scope of it means far more to me and always will.
Then one day a small event called ?Scarred? began in January of 2010.
Then for the next year and half or so we went a bit under the radar, almost to the point of being gone yet again. I was in a bad place RP wise, and Jenai felt it too. Bri and Jen suffered a great deal because of it, and it was so bad that even talks of them splitting up occurred.
Then sometime in June of 2011, something happened.
I still can?t say why I did what I did, save the fact that I was sincerely bored a bit and wanted to sincerely shake the room up, if only for one night.
So Brian walked into the RDI after all that time away, took Renna in his arms and shielded from her attacks by the various heroes in the Inn, that night. And then he turned on each of them, siding with Renna.
What followed was absolute chaos. So much so, that even Jenai swore I?d lost my damned mind.
This of course put Brian at odds with a great deal of people, most specifically Katt, Isuelt & her sisters, Jenai and her Order, even Renna along with Wolvinator and the Avengers.
Honestly, I had NO friggin? idea what the hell I was doing, and every single encounter in live play was NOT scripted at all! Everything with all of you was on the fly, and easily some of the most amazing play I have ever had the honor of taking part in, and you all were the most incredible of beings in every regard.
You my friend even went further than that.
In playing, speaking and writing with you so many things came into focus and I was able to turn what some called the most ?Epic Cluster^%$# the RP world had ever seen (Due to the sheer amount of forces & angles involved with the Siege on Marfa?s Abbey, not to mention all the action we had inside the city as well at the same time), into quite the little story.
And even though it didn?t end as planned, I have NO regrets what so ever because of what we all accomplished.
You kept me grounded, you kept me looking ahead. You encouraged and talked to me, even when I wanted to run off on a tangent or three. You coordinated, and you directed and that woman of yours was an amazing help herself, not to mention the pair of you were an inspiration to me.
Cause talking to you, and listening to you both really showed me just how amazing it was to not only write with someone, but that is was that much more amazing to actually have that someone right next to you in all things. That drove me to change up some things with Brian in regards to Jenai and the family, and not only did that make me a better writer and partner, it also helped make Brian a better man.
It helped me to put him out there in places that years ago I would have never imagined him being involved with. Things like the Chamber, the Council, picking up the 27th again and of course reviving the family once more and adding a few members along the way.
It also encouraged me to leap into some most interesting frays with my brothers and sisters from the UK who I friggin <3! (They know who the hell they are!)
Now there are of course a bunch of others who I have spoken to and thanked on a multitude of levels. Ren-Chan knows how much I <3 her, along with Katt , Isuelt an Scorp (Who were the first peeps Jenai and I actually met outside the RDI in person.) and many other players whom I <3 and adore.
First and foremost being my Jenai of course, because without her none of this would have ever happened.
Now I lost myself, damn it. Anyways man, I want to thank you sincerely for everything you have done for me and my own, our RP family and the community at large. It?s an honor to call you family (& Ravenlock), it?s an honor to call you friend an brother and I sincerely hope that one day, I can tell ya that in person. That goes for that amazing woman you got there too.