2022 Darkies Award Ceremony Thread WOOP Apr 11, 2022 15:28:12 GMT -5 via mobile bryan, Optimism is my Phil-osophy, and 1 more like this
Post by B. on Apr 11, 2022 15:28:12 GMT -5
I said before, in the thread I made last december, about how much Hermes cared about this forum. Around this time each year, he and I would have a discussion about all things 667. The Darkies are a time for us to celebrate, to look back on what has been, but also to look to the future. Hermes was always concerned with this forums future.
He had spoken before about there being different pillars to 667, certain members upon whose shoulders the fate of the forum rests. Normally these would be figureheads from the different areas of 667. A few years ago, those pillars were Dante, Bandit and Jean Lucio. When we spoke after last years awards, we assessed the current pillars as being Him, Bee, and Sherry Ann. Perhaps now Semblance has taken one of those positions, or perhaps Zortegus? Or Perhaps.. -
But thats not the point. The point is that he was always thinking of the future. That 667 has survived far longer than anyone expected, or hoped, and that the reason it has done that is because of its reach. The books, the theories, the games, the fiction, the art, the birthdays, the awards, the in-jokes, and all of the rest of the nonsense that takes place. Above all, what I felt Hermes always tried to do was to stop 667 squabbling within itself about what it should be, but rather let it be what it is, because everything is somebodys favourite part of it, and theres room for all.
Anyway, Hermes is not here to have another discussion with about this past year. Instead, I'm left to ramble on to myself. I'm pleased with how the last year or two has seen such a flurry of activity comapred to the years that preceeded it. I'm glad we have some newer members, like Roxy and Semblance and Twiggy, though we always need more. And Mostly I'm glad that I got to meet both Bee and Hermes in person last year. I'm just truly sad that I barely said more than a few scentences to Hermes, the day being so busy. I thought there would be more chance, more opportunity in the future. But there isn't. It's impossible to process, really.
So, anyway, In the past Hermes has been our Most Unfortunate, Most Compassionate, and our Best Organiser. But for me, each year, he has always been our Most Valued Poster. There have been a lot of awards this year - 20, in fact. And heres another one. I am, (under no real authority I might add), awarding Hermes, our Birthday Beaver, Chief Philospher, and Dearly Departed friend, with one final award. A Lifetimes Service to 667, and it's members - those past, present, and from the future he has always believed it to have.
Whatever you are doing, and whenever you are reading this, be it today or in 2 weeeks, or in years to come, I would like you to stop what you're doing, go and find a glass and a drink, and join me in raising a toast, to our dear friend, Hermes.
You're my favourite.
That was so, so beautifully written and it's all so true.
You had a laugh with him over your wedding cake and that moment will always be with you, at least.