I’d hate to get sappy on you all on a Tuesday, but in light of the ST chaos last week and yet another round of pens writing “Will this place go away?” I just have this to say.
I love being here. Not just for the comics (although they are awesome). Not just for the originals, though they are great as well. It’s a DC nerd wonderland here with all the improvements and additions made to what they started out with and that’s great.
But this community…I can’t put into words how amazing everyone is here.
You have virtually all different sectors of DC fandom coming to threads, everyday, to share, joke around, argue, agree, agree to disagree, and yet at the end of the day, we come out of it with a shared connection and stronger bond with one another over something we all love (that something being DC).
Those connections and bonds are never stronger than when this place gets tested, time and time again, by the swing and sway of the outside world. And time and time again, everyone (our incredible moderators includes) meets uneasiness and uncertainty with facts, patience, intelligence and a great sense of humor. Essentially, all the things I know this community for.
It says something that now, I look at every other social media platform (Twitter and Reddit, in particular) with the mindset of “Why don’t they have this?” And it’s true: the DCU community is always such a breath of fresh air I can’t help but favorably compare it to the jagged, prickly, often suffocating nature of other social forums.
What I’m trying to say, if I’m saying anything important at all, is this: no matter what happens in the coming months, this platform and this community will always be the prime example of how to build and nurture an environment that welcomes all in the celebration of united fandom.
To put all that in plain English, you guys rock.
I look forward to being here for a long time to come!