First & foremost - I may or may not have actually literally shed a tear or two when I first logged on here again. Never thought it'd be possible to again. I literally felt 'home', like, this is my internet home. I don't know how to describe it really, just thank the LORD for this reunion & therefor Patrick's decision to re-open this place in celebration of it so we can all keep connected about / during it.
I kind of wished for this place / thought about that during their recent convention / reunion in (I think, France?), when all these pix & stories of the cast that were there & show being reunited came out & what not. REALLY made my forums heart ache.
I really, REALLY miss the forum family too ! A lot of us are Facebook friends or text each other sometimes or even email & talk on the phone & what not, but I dunno. It's just not the same. I know not everyone that was still active around here at the end will come back, but I'm really
looking forward to spending time on here & celebrating the reunion with everyone who's around !
As far as the pricey-ness of the reunion stuff goes - I highly doubt I'll be able to go to Wilmington myself during that time (as much as I'd absolutely give anything & everything to!) I just don't think it'll be financially feasible for me, personally either way. Heck, I can't afford to go to what convention-goers consider the 'reasonably priced' con's that I dream of (like SPN particularly, haha). And ya can't possibly get more reasonably priced than James' charity games used to be, etc.
But even if ya can't afford all the reunion celebration stuff - if you can afford to travel to Wilmi & at least reunite with other fans & hit up the former filming locations that are still there & what not, the reunion feeling in the air & w/ the cast being there & stuff should be enough to encourage anyone to go - heck, the setting by itself is enough, Wilmi is SOO friggin' amazing !
I imagine it would be hard (anyone for that matter), but those of us who got to spend time there during filming & what not to be back there w/ such major places like the River Court & what not being gone. I'm not even sure HOW I'd handle that emotionally because not living in that area, I associate so much of North Carolina & Wilmi, etc with deep seeded OTH memories.
ANYWAYS - Totallyyyy getting off base here (shocking - aren't ya'll glad to have me around with my novels again? I KNOW you missed it / me!)
POINT is - Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU
Patrick for opening this back up again for us to reunite & share / celebrate the OTH reunion together ! Finding out about this literally
felt like Christmas for me, personally. It lit something in my heart & soul & I'm just SO grateful & excited to be back here for as long as we can be !
P.S., now that I've praised you some, that's gone too far & I feel the need to b*tch at you ... Patrick
- We need
smilies back. Other things can be lived without, but smilies are an absolute necessity. Sooo you should make that happen because you love us / me. ;-D (That could've looked way cooler if it were a REAL smiley.) ;-) (That too.) ;P (You get the point?)