Alright, I've put off making this post, but after seeing everyone else write an essay on here I decided I might as well.
When I first joined the site, 4 years ago, I had no clue what competitive gaming was. I was going into my first year of high school, and I had joined the site as some gamebattles random that happened to stumble upon the MLG stream where vVv ReWritten won the event for Rainbow 6 Vegas 2. I didn't know anyone on the site, had no connections to anything here, other than my love for video games. vVv as a whole stepped up and accepted me, but most of all I can remember you being there. Back in the day when we had Community Game Night on GoW 2, and I was "a cat with guns," you took me in as if we had known each other a long while. After bringing along a certain "furry turtle," and getting to know the community better, Stitches talked us both into applying to be members. That was a BIG deal to both of us, and it was wonderful when we both got in(for the first time). I remember when it was a privilege to know the five pillars of vVv Gaming, in their original form. I remember writing them down, just as you told me to, and repeating them to you in condensed form. I remember it all like it was yesterday.
vVv and you in general taught me so much, and helped me grow into the person I am today. Through your speeches that you'd have during Community Game Night on Gears, or Vent, or now Mumble, you would always have an eye-opening point of view to whatever the discussion was. You are a great leader, and a wonderful role model.
You specifically know how much vVv means to me, or else I wouldn't have reapplied the, what is it now, five or six times that I have. You wouldn't know it by my post count, or by me never having been on staff, or playing any game at a competitive level, but I've been around vVv for just as long as almost everyone else in this community, if not longer. I'm glad that I have been able to be of some importance in your life for the past four years, and hope to be able to be in your life. You have been a great influence in my life, and I'm very happy to have the opportunity to know you.