I love being the latest late person!
Most of you missed it but Matt joined the Irish army!
This has been my favorite Mittens! Italy was the most beautiful but it was my first and I was piss-scared of everybody. XD It was way better this time around.
I am going to be annoying and ask to be called Kimberleigh if peeps can remember, though. Just a personal pref but I can never get anybody to call me by my name! XD My handle's fine too if that's easier. If SeventhBard is still thwarting you with the three syllables thing Sev is acceptable and so is Bard. Cuz I'm the storyteller and all that. I tend to try to remain gender neutral on most gaming forums I'm part of but since a lot of you have met me in person now I'd suppose that to be something of a moot point.
I'm going to jump on the messages-to-everyone bandwagon, because frankly I like the idea!
abstauber - I was happy to meet you! Your cheerfulness is infectious and I hope we get to see more of each other at susequent Mittens!
AGA - You take all the ribbing you get with a kind of surly grace, neither taking things lying down nor letting it trouble you unduly and I've always thought that was cool of you! Mostly I just like you, and I like the way you have a tendency to stick up for stuff you feel strongly about. You are a neat person to know.
bicilotti - You are probably the most suave and fashionable person I know, and yet somehow instead of making me feel like a total slob when I stand next to you I always instead feel very welcome and treated rather like a lady, which is terribly cool, and you are happy to express how it feels to be with your friends. I would definitely not kill you with a banana for realz because I think you are the sort of person who is very giving of themself and we could do with more of those around.
cat - You are super fun and you always seem to enter into the spirit of things! Also I am really grateful for your help with teaching me some of the finer points of AGS. One of these days I'll actually finish a game and you'll be in the credits.
Creed Malay - Well the whole thing's your fault innit?
My favorite mister, what would I do without you?
CJ - You just kind of make me happy. I like your easygoing nature, your willingness to be open to others' points of view, your generosity of spirit and your general Jonesieness, which is harder to quantify. Thanks for being a gracious host and doing all the driving. XD And don't forget October! I will bake pie. Hellz yeah.
Disco - Michigan just breeds cool people I guess.
You are a funloving and affectionate sort of fellow and I like to be around you. Also thanks for staying cool when I accidentally flashed you in the hostel. Brofist.
Esseb - You're one of the most interesting people I know and I always look forward to talking with you! I was so excited when I knew you were coming this year because I knew that whatever else happened it wouldn't be dull. Also you take some of the neatest photos ever. And I will always remember and appreciate the way you took pains to engage with me on previous outings when I was intimidated by so much strange company because after that I felt more like I fit in. Yay!
Grundislav - Wherever you look, there is Grundislav in the thick of things. You have an insatiable enthusiasm for... everything! I love your vitality and your friendliness and your entertaining hijinks.
Jake - We didn't get the chance to talk much, but I like the way you smile as though you've got some kind of secret joke, and I like the way you seem to take the world in stride.
Layabout - You jumped into all the shenanigans like you were born to it and were friendly with everybody and I thought that was awesome! You are the best banshee hunter I know.
LimpingFish - I was really glad to meet you and I found you to be a very warm and sincere person and I really hope we get to meet again. And also you get a billion banshee points for making a scary game because those are my favorite.
Magintz - I'm sorry we only got to see you for like, a day, because I would have liked the opportunity to interact with you more. So you'll just have to come to the next trip!
Matt - Can't wait for you to come over and get gamemaking with me and the Creedster! It was so neat getting to know you better on our swanky little roadtrip home and hanging out with you on the museum day was a lot of fun! Can I call you mushroom, cuz you're such a fun guy? Sorry, couldn't resist. If we're still friends after that pun then you must be pretty cool.
Miez - You have a creative energy that I really vibe with and I find hanging out with you very soothing in a way I can't quite describe. I'm always happy to be around you.
m0ds - You are vivacious and interesting and fun and I like hanging out with you. Get on a bus and come visit us sometime!
(I mean, you can all get on a bus and come visit us but uh, some live closer than others which makes that a little easier...)
Noa - It was so fun cooking with you, and thanks for being so friendly and kind. You were fun to hang out with and easy to talk to. And I love seeing you and Tzach interact because it makes me feel like love is a living thing that breathes and moves, I don't know how to describe it. I hope Davy and me look like that in another two years.
Ouxx - It was great to meet you too! You had a good deal of capacity for fun despite the computer issues that were confounding you and next time it'll be so neat to see you unwind more.
Snarky - I admire your forthrightness and even though we haven't had a lot of opportunity to talk so far I am always glad to see you and I like having you around!
Tzach - You're funny and open and I love the way you really get into the spirit of trying new things. I like your positive energy and you and Noa are an awesome couple of people and I hope I get to see you both again sometime.
Good times, good times.