I've been rping since my freshman year of high school and have grown a lot. Of course, there's always room for improvement but the road was riddled with disappointment. Running into people who couldn't follow the rules of GMs and partners that disappeared drove me away from the scene for a few years. My curiosity was reignited for role play a year and some months ago and I tried to go back to my old site. That had disastrous results. So began the long Google search for a new home that eventually brought me to iwaku. In joining iwaku, I found a different caliber of player. These were people I knew I could count on to reply and to stick through the stories. There were some disappointments, and unfortunately I am sure I disappointed some, but overall I am beyond pleased with my decision to try this community out. so I just hit, early this morning, 1000 posts shared between myself and @Luxx . She was my first partner here and in all my years as a rper, never had I ever reached such a milestone with any partner before hand. We share four stories, the fourth one we had just started and they are beyond fun to play. I hope that she and I have many more posts to look forward to as we continue those tales. The partner I've had the most interesting plots with, and most numerous, is @Lawkheart . We have so many on the back burner waiting for the conclusion of some of our current tales that it's ridiculous (in a good way Lawk). She's awesome in more than just writing and if you haven't taken the time to get to know her, holy crap, you're missing out. By far she is one of my favorite people in the world whether she believes me or not. @Ravenbelle is one of my oldest of partners and though she's been busy of late, still one of my favorite. She is a kind soul and has a way with words that will make the darkest of days give way to rays of hope. One of my favorite stories so far, the list is too long unfortunately, is one I share with @Súmaire Fola . She is an excellent partner to work with and one who is very easy to work with. As busy as the rest of us, she still finds time to not just keep up with the quantity of posts, but ensure that they are still of good quality. Those who know me, know I have kids. My daughter is a huge fan of @LadyHarpy 's cupcake picture. While she's too young (3) to read the content of the stories, she will stand there for hours if I let her just laughing at the cupcake. We share two stories that I enjoy, one constantly challenging me by not necessarily being one in my preferred genre but still enjoyable. Thanks for giving me that opportunity. I have three new partners that I've just begun to spin three new tales with and I look forward to every moment of it. I hope that they do so as well. @LazyFanatic , @lostnfound , and @Novis . You guys are fun and I look forward to writing with you and getting to know you. Take some time and thank those you write with. Let them know you appreciate their time and effort that they put into your stories to help make them the tales you enjoy. Whether you do it publicly here, or in a conversation, everyone likes to hear that they are appreciated.