There's a saying I've been floating around the Staff Team this week. Mainly 'cause we've had some issues communicating, and some members have been getting their feet wet finding themselves as leaders in this new year. It's always hard, especially to our newer team members. To them, I say this:
"Someone showed faith in you once. Pay it forward."
Members who've been on the Staff team will tell you I'm full of these cheesy sayings. Many more members can tell you I don't take things that seriously around here, despite how many war-mongerers and Factory Statisticians we've got here in the community. Everyone has their niche - from Sith Emperor to Hutt Lord, we all participate in a community of an endless stream of ideas and motivation. Sometimes we let it go too far and find ourselves raging over a game that, in the end, is nothing more than a work of fiction we've created in a collaborative effort. I hold that the most important part of this community is not the words that we write here in this box, but the relationships we form with each other. The friendships, the enemies, the memories and the time you chose to spend here.
This community is important to me, more than I ever expected it would be. And now, a member of this community is in trouble.
Her name is Krissy, some of you may know her as @[member="Coryth Elaris"].
Months ago, she was brought on as a Role-play Judge by the advice of my Staff, and I have had little interaction with her up until recently. Before now, she was just a member of Staff - someone who would post "#tyrannyreigns" when I waltzed in threads and kicked over buckets, and then proceed to ease the minds of members after I had left. She has a gentle touch and has helped around the community since coming here. Sadly, she had to leave the team when her IRL issues became to much, citing to me "medical problems." I gave her another of my cheesy lines I reserve for all members of Staff who leave gracefully.
"Once a member, always a member. We take care of our own."
Despite much hesitation and great emotional turmoil, she came to me recently and explained more of her situation. I won't explain it here, you can read it all on her fundraising page. But I promised I'd do as much as I could to help her. I know I can't help everyone, and I don't expect you to think the same of yourselves - but this is one of those cases that yes, every dollar helps. I've never advertised anything on SWRP, I've often sided with protecting this community from such blatant ads you'll see elsewhere on the interwebs. Furthermore, I've never asked for a dime from anyone in this community - it's all privately funded. Please keep this in mind - I do not make this request of you lightly. Give a little. Show some faith, for someone may return you the favor in the future.
This community is more than the words we write and extends beyond the screen you're viewing this website on. Help me take care of a fellow SWRPer.
Every dollar counts. Even if you can only donate one.