It doesn't get said enough. And since this month's theme is about seeing the best in one another (AND NOT ABOUT SEX, YOU IMBECILES!), this will be the one and only time that I crack my steely misanthropic exterior and expose the gooey Asmo-juice that lurks within. Our dear own Momma-D is feeling down in the dumps of late. Too little appreciation and too much criticism on the home and psychic fronts. So, let's all remind her that, without the creature that is Diana, none of us would be here. We would not have this community. We not have developed such a competent staff team. And all the hundreds of stories that have dazzled and enchanted us would never have gotten off the ground were it not for the launchpad that she provides us. This is private site owned by her and Gibs. She can do whatever she wants. She can get rid of whoever she wants. But instead, Diana has put in place a body of rules, a code of honour and, above all, a community spirit that makes this more than just some private indulgence. Iwaku is a space in which we can escape from so many things in life. It is a place where we can weave a dream, if only for a few hours. Escapes that would not be possible - dreams that would not be possible - without Diana. For my own part, I remember when Homac and Gabriel Zero, our first Admins, fell apart and left Iwaku hanging. I tried my best to fill the gap, but the madness got to me too (as some will remember). Running Iwaku is a tango with insanity at the best of times. But Diana has weathered the tides that turned three previous Admins to jelly. I didn't think it was possible. But she did it. And we're still here. And now, we have more members than we ever did. Diana, you have enriched my life and countless others. That counts for something. So thank you. Now cheer the fuck up.