So, 8 years ago I followed an advert on the Silent Hill Fan Forum, and wound up here. A quarter of my life has been spent on Iwaku. Most of you will know me as the Drama Mod. Others will remember the roleplays I've GMed. Still more may remember the Iwaku Mythos, and how it reached such epic and dizzying heights. And a few of you may even remember that I was the Admin before Diana swept us all up in her spell. I won't blather on about all the times I've seen and things I've achieved. I'll save that for when I'm drunk and (more) egotistical. This site has endured a lot, and the number who were there with me at the beginning is now but a handful. What I really want to say is this... Iwaku is an amazing place. It is life-changing. It has been with me through the worst and best times of my existence, from the dark years following my brother's death, to the elated years in which I met Tegan and began an online romance that has now become a real marriage and an ongoing adventure. The emotions I have felt, from blackest to blissful, have all found their reflection on the pages of this website. To all of you who are new, or in the first months of membership, know that there are golden years to be found here if you want them. And, like the Iwaku Mythos, there are fantastic stories that can be conceived and completed with your fellow writers. And to all of you who have witnessed my scuffles with trolls and problem-members, know that there are some people who do not deserve this site like you do. Iwaku is a proud creation, and not all are worthy. I will always believe that. But in all of this, there was always one troll who never got his comeuppance. And that was me. I have been cruel, bullying, insolent and corrupt in many of my deeds; and I have done it all with a conviction (maybe even a charm) that has allowed me to escape the consequences. But now it's time to face the music. If I remain on staff much longer, I'll become a rage-ball and start advocating genocide. So it's time for me to chill out and work on my novels. I am the final member whose privileges I must revoke. I'll still be around for the occasional roleplay and Cbox discussion (assuming I can tell what the fuck you're all talking about). But I'm taking my control freak neurosis on the road. Thank you, Iwaku. Thank you for helping me find outstanding friends. Thank you for helping me craft amazing stories. Thank you for helping me find the love of my life. And thank you for turning this quiet, reclusive, angry child into a married man of joy and confidence. It's time to go back to being a normal member. I wish all of you the best of times here.