When I joined DA in 2002, I always knew this day would eventually happen, and a decade later - here I am. I considered simply going without explanation, but didn't want to leave any outstanding questions; further I still have a fondness for what this website used to be, the myriad of people that I spent time with here, and the wealth of creativity it contained. Besides, you guys know how much I like to talk.
Several weeks ago when some teenage schoolchild made it his personal crusade to educate me that comments such as "I like it" passes for a critique, I knew it was getting closer time to leave this place. When my dear friend fangedfem popped her head out with her latest journal, it was a bittersweet reminder of how much soul this website has lost, never to be regained again. Before I get to all of that, I simply wanted to express my gratitude and appreciation to you all.
Ten years ago, I was in graduate school struggling with my physical health and conf