To my dearest Word Nerds,
I have owned, moderated and ran a number of communities over the years, and none of them have been nearly as special as this one. While we're not the most active - in terms of commenting - it is definitely the most polite and tolerant I have ever experienced.
Years ago, I made the mistake of offering a Happy Christmas to a community I ran, and got practically run out of town under accusations of bigotry and racism by a collection of non-Christians. As an Atheist myself, I vowed to never try and do it again.
You guys are all amazing, so for the first time in a long time, I'd like to offer a 'Festive' message.
No matter who you are, where you are from; no matter your race or nationality; no matter your culture, religion or creed - Whether you're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, Ashura, Posadas Navidenas, Yule, Litha, the Death of the Prophet Zarathushtra, Watch Night, Holy Innocents, Solstice, Festivus, Giftmas, Noworkmas or Bah-Humbugmas, I would like to wish each and every one of you and your families happy holidays.
Last year I posted a poem for you all, written by myself. This year, it's joined by a brilliant illustration by our very own brbplayingchess*.
No matter what holiday - religious or otherwise - you're celebrating, we can all band together as one under the fear of the Oncoming Madness.
With wordy love for you all,
* brbplayingchess is taking commissions! I think, still. Regardless! She likes money, so please give her some!