three months I will have been a member of this board for two years. In this time
I’ve met many wonderful people. They are friendly, intelligent, creative,
funny, all blended together with a dash of crazy. I’ve met people here
who, although I’ve never met in “real” life, I consider greater friends than anyone I’ve met in “real”
friends and family are often skeptical or make fun of us because of the little community we’ve created on the internet. But once you think of all the things that have happened since the board started, you
will find it’s not a lot different than a real community, dormitory or school.
Friendships, disagreements, proms, graduations, promotions, marriages, breakups, births, and passings *E* - we’ve
experienced all the things of real living. And the advantage is that there is
always someone online when you need to bitch or need advice.
we all collectively contribute to the growth of our little community, it really wouldn’t be possible without two people
– Sean and Diane.
Thank you for being so cool. You created this site and are really the underlying
reason we were all brought together. Whether you continue to act, become a musician,
or go into an entirely different career, I will always be a fan and support you, simply because of the pure happiness I associate
with you through both yourself and the people I’ve met through you.
– I don’t know how you do it, but I can only hope that one day I possess the same degree of patience and kindness
that you show us on a daily basis. I know we’re a hard bunch to deal with
sometimes. While Sean is the reason the board was created, we all know you’re
the reason it’s still there. So thank you, for everything.
Dearest Diane and Seanus,
I've met so many wonderful people in the last year and *counts* six months
(about that much). These people are great friends and will hopefully be for many more years to come. For that, I'd like to
offer my thanks.
Like most, if not all, teenagers I had time periods of immense stress and angst. The people on the board allowed
me a place to vent or just read funny stories. Without it I would not have learned (or had the desire to learn) basic HTML.
I would never have drawn those comics. But the main thing is the people. They rock.
So, Diane. Thank you for keeping this site running and the board in working order. Oh, and for that temp. board
when our lurvely one died. You are definitely our Web Goddess.
Sean, thanks for...erm...having a site, I guess. It's kind of weird to think that by typing a name into Google
for one friend would lead me to so many more. Thank you.
All people who work to keep this site updated and running are amazing and I thank you all immensely. I have
made new friends because of this. I have also been introduced to many things (i.e. HTML, sugar mice, Ioan Gruffudd, etc.).
I'm deeply grateful and indebted to you all. Thank you!
What can I really say but thank you? Thank you for all the hard
work you do keeping SB.com up and running, for modding, and for mailing certain special packages to some of us. I've
been on the boards now for almost two years, and you've made the impression upon me that you are just a great person....and
I suppose you'd have to be after putting up with all of us the way that you do.
I just watched an episode of Sex and the City where the characters
talked about things happening for a reason. Their theory seems to apply here. If my sister hadn't forced me to
watch Harry Potter, I never would have known who you were. If I hadn't been (mildly) attracted to you, I never
would have looked you up on the Internet. If I hadn't looked you up on the Internet, I never would have found your official
site. If I hadn't found SB.com, I never would have met so many wonderful people. So thank you. Thank you
for giving me the opportunity to meet some very dear friends. Thank you for being such a good sport and putting up with
all of our (sometimes mean) jokes. Thank you for not freaking out when you received a certain pair of undergarments
from us after Toronto. Thank you for taking the time to keep us (semi-) up-to-date on your life. Thank you for
providing me endless hours of amusement reading your old diary entries. Thank you for introducing me to the Sluts of
Trust....if it weren't for you, I never would have talked to Anthony on the phone.
I’ve probably said
this a million times (and I don’t want to get too sappy on you), but thank you so much for all the things you do for
us. You’re certainly aren’t obligated to, but you both do it anyway. So go out this holiday season and party lots because
you two deserve it. Have fun, be safe, and thanks again,
Christmas just around the corner, I have found myself thinking about what I'm thankful for. Yes, I know. I'm one holiday late.
But hey! Better to do it now, rather then not do it at all, right? So what am I thankful for? Well lets see...I'm thankful
for waking up to the scent of lovely pine. (The tree. Not to be confused with PineSol.) I'm also thankful that for my school
giving me a long (Haha! Lie!) break to get fat and not use my brain.at.all. But what I'm most thankful for is the wonderful
family I have. See, I have a unique family that I like to call the Turkish Family (Well...We all like to call it that.). I
adore this family to no end and would do everything in my power to make them happy and they'd do the same for me. But I'm
sure all of you would agree when I say that I wouldn't have such wonderful sisters if it weren't for two people. Cheesy much?
Just a little. Slightly internet-stalkerish? Most definitely. But it's the truth. I wouldn't have them without Diane and Sean.
So can I just say that Diane rocks like no other? And can I just say that Sean is my ultimate sex God? -Er..I mean..<.<
>.> Not only does Diane run the site and MB, but she's also become an aunt to a lot of us. (I'm not sure which one makes
her pull her hair out more.) She is more caring than any site manager should be, and she actually has a sense of humor! Granted,
she might pull a "Charlie" on us "angels" for as long as she knows us, but that's part of her charm. That, and it's completely
understandable. Look at us! We're rabid, vicious, and we molest a LOT. Ach. Sorry, got off track...Anyway, all in all, Diane
rules ALL. She owns us. -Er. Not in some pervy S&M way, mind you. *glares at slashers and gutter-minds* But she is our
Goddess. We worship her, we love her, we adore her. And Sean! Can't forget about that sex on legs. (I joke! I joke! I swear
I'm not a portuch.) This guy puts up with so much. And by so much, I mean us. We're a handful. We bitch, we rant, we rave,
and we're demanding. I'm surprised he doesn't lock himself in his room, crying about how the freaky, sex-crazed fans will
come in and have their dirty dirty way with his kilt. Nope! Our Butler would never do a thing like that. Slightly frightened
by us, yes, but he carries on. He's a proud Scotsman! He holds his head up high as he beats the protuches off with a
stick. Of course, it helps that a great deal of us think of him as a distant cousin or a crazy uncle. (By "a great deal" I
mean 'bout 5%, of course.) So, of course, that means we wouldn't molest him. That's incest. No, instead we'd help pull the
rabid fans off....Then point and laugh, since said fans torn all of his clothes off. And of course, this would be followed
by one of us slapping a bow-tie on him and another snapping a picture that would be send out in Christmas cards.
(I know a lot of you are picturing a naked Sean, now. Stop it. That's cruel!) What can I say? Us 5% abuse because care.
-Ach. I'm getting off task, again. Anyway, in short, thank you Diane and Sean! We love you Diane! And Sean, you know behind
the pokes and jokes there is love. (Not the type of love that leads to "OMG!1 ILUFFUSEAN! IWANTUINMAHPANTZNOW! LETZHAVEBABIEZZZZ!!111",
of love and holiday cheer,
so yes. Thank you Diane for running the boards and site with Gary, I
know you have to put up with a lot of crap from members
of the board, and I
appreciate the fact that you do so much for us, and don't expect anything
Sean thanks for putting up with us, I suppose, and not "pulling the
plug", so speak, on the message boards. I know we
make fun of you...a lot,
but it's all in good fun, and not meant to offend. I appreciate what you
have done for us,
even though you don't have to.
As much as I sometimes try to pretend otherwise, I
am actually quite the sappy person. Which is why every now and then I just have an overwhelming urge to thank those who have
made the many friendships I have made throughout the past two and a half years possible. So, here we go.
Diane – Thank you so much for all the work you
put into the board, but thank you even more for the way you actually talk to those of us who come there and actually getting
to know us a little bit. I know that we can all be more than a little annoying and downright bitchy at times, so thank you
for putting up with us and thank you for putting your foot down when it’s needed. Thank you for letting us be insane
and letting us talk about pretty much whatever we want without censoring us too much as many moderators at other sites do.
And thank you most of all for fostering an environment where we’ve been able to form wonderful friendships with others
and helping to give us a place to vent. I appreciate it more than I can say and I should probably say it more than I do.
Sean – Ah, Alfred. What can I say? I can make
fun of you as much as then next badger, and probably do, but I really do appreciate you. As weird as it sounds, thank you
for existing and for going into acting. If you hadn’t, the board wouldn’t exist and I wouldn’t have met
all the wonderful people I’ve met there. Thank you for stopping by the board every now and then, updating us on your
life once and a while, and for answering even some of the weirdest questions that we come up with. Oh, and thanks for making
me smile. Because you do. Good job. I only hope that if you don’t now, you will some day realize what a unique community
your board has created over the years. It’s really an amazing thing and I think it says something about the kind of
person you are that you seem to attract some of the most unique and interesting girls in the world. Thank you for doing so,
even though you don’t do it on purpose. I still appreciate it.