Oh, yay, this is a good thread!
Aw, that's not sappy, Ari, it's sweet, and thank you. I've said it before and I'll say it again; you are truly welcome.
My turn, now. Since you were last, Ari-- Thank you for teaching me. Thanks for being there and, the same to you, thank you for being my friend. Truly.
Zelle! You are amazing and awesome and I really love your outlook on things. You have such a exquisite view of life and beauty and meaning and metaphors, and are a fantastic conversationalist as well, and I greatly enjoy talking with you. It's refreshing, certainly, to hear (well, read, I suppose) you speak, and think, truly think, and I feel like I learn a lot, and you're just such an amazing and sweet person, too, always kind to everybody.
My dear Gervais, you are incorrigible, and yet I really don't want you to change.
Between "fun" and "fuuuuuuuuun," your brilliance and quirky, yet clever and charming way of things always makes me laugh, and your penchant for crazy projects and insanity is so much fun, no matter how much you torture me, because you're simply awesome, and shininess is the best.
And you're my long-lost-twin, of course.
Bricklayer-- You keep us on the ground.
With logic, I mean. You have such interesting thoughts, and I really enjoy your input in all the discussions, especially the philosophical ones. And here's to being the two people who think Napoleon is cool!
To Emily, or Emjolras, or Enjolras, or freedomlover, or rebel leader, or The One Who Builds Barricades, or any of the numerous things we call you that all mean the same thing...
Your enthusiasm is wonderful, you're fun to talk to, and just generally sweet, but very, very focused, a phenomenal and rare thing. Enjolraic, I might say.
You have a great sense of humor, and lots of joy that makes you fun to be around.
Aurelia! I will certainly second Ari about the knowledge.
You know so much, and you're always willing to help, too, and that I greatly appreciate. You also share, and you're never patronizing or any of that, and you've got a great sense of humor and of the real world as well, and I'm glad that you're my friend.
And Alix, if you see this-- you are awesome. You should win a prize for awesomeness. Thanks for being the first person to tell me I "win." And for bringing me out of my shell a bit.
I know well that's no easy task.
And for being random and unique. And starting Les Nouveaux Amis, of course. We miss you.
Enjolvert, you too, thanks for talking and being generally awesome and fun to listen to. You have a great view of the deeper meaning of things, and bring a great point of view to the table in discussion.
And yes, to everyone else, Amy, Inkrose, Acalia, Grantaire, Mimi, Courgette, Mme Joly, and Elaine, Elaine,when are you coming back
we miss you, Elaine, and Armada, too, and Maria, and everyone, and I probably forgot someone and that's a terrible feeling, but know that it's most certainly on accident, and that I mean everyone,
you're all just really, really awesome, and I'm so glad that I can be here and know you all and talk and laugh.
And I just rambled on forever, you have my apologies again, I'm really bad at that, so that's another thing I can thank you all for, putting up with my numerous rambles.