He was Artix, but not anymore. But that doesn't mean that he isn't Artix, if that makes sense. Everything Artix did Erasmus did, there's no separation there. At the same time he's come so far that it makes sense to me to pick his new name over his old name as the dominant "true" name. It means beloved and that carries with it multiple connotations, fits so many themes, and just meshes so well with his story that if I was forced to pick one I'd pick Erasmus. Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.
Erasmus was one of the first characters I read when I joined (The other being Toki), and the plot you were starting as I hopped on the board was my first taste on what the board could do.
Both impressed me to tremendous levels, I haven't been around long enough to say anything on the details of the journey or anything- but the character interested me enough that I took the time to read some of your threads- and keep up with the invasion thread even though I had no personal interest in its outcome.
Adore the character, and your roleplay. You inspired a lot of the new goals I've designed with Gin to some degree, who is a character I've had for four years now and I was beginning to feel a bit stunted on.
Not sure how much that says, but hope it gives you some idea of the respect for your dedication to the character, and the progress you've made thanks to that.
Congratulations, it's well earned in my opinion.
Last Edit: Nov 19, 2016 8:27:34 GMT -5 by Ginjō Xôi
Arty, gosh darn it, how long we've waited for this moment, huh? And what can I say, really, to encompass how much I've loved every second of our time together?
I can't even remember how it all started. If you approached me or I approached you. But one minute I had a side-off character with no real plots or anything interesting to do, and the next I had a story full of life and love and loss and so much darn cuteness! You've always jumped on my ideas with wild abandon, and given me so much room to grow and do my own thing beside your crazy path. I'll never forget how shocked and awed I was that Erasmus wanted to write with me, and how much you let my ideas and my characters become a part of yours. In spite of my common disappearances, you took what I had to give whenever I was around and made the most wonderful heartfelt rending story lines and threw the ball back in my court without even a flicker of doubt when I'd come around again.
That amazing flexibility, and the way your story just twisted and turned and went with every freaking roadblock and shift and surprise really marks who you are as a player. Not just with Erasmus, but as you -- Arty. You've been here forever, and no one can forget that with the way you take anything bad and make it good. Your unending cheer, your excitement, your steady presence. You were the only reason I could even work on staff for as long as I did, and you're still the only reason I keep coming back to write Xiaobei over and over again, because you leave your fingerprints in all of us and we're blessed for all of that.
I can't imagine where I'd be without you, where BG would be, and I am so so proud of you and your achievements.
Seireitei is crumbling and the Gotei is a shell of its former self. Ravaged by the plague, the surviving Shinigami struggle to maintain the balance, but with so few of them left, the work is taxing and their fortress-city has fallen to neglect. Spread thin across all fronts, their diminished presence has been noted by friend and foe alike.
The Arrancar have rebuilt Las Noches and are rallying. The throne remains empty, but self-styled Espada have risen up from among them and are vying for control, each one endlessly testing the others’ weaknesses. Too evenly matched for any one of them to claim the crown, they bide their time, waiting for the opportune moment.
On Earth, all seems well—but there is a war being fought in the shadows as the mortals find themselves lacking the protection they once had and so sorely need. The Quincy, having realized the oppressive specter of the Shinigami is no more, are flourishing, and are fighting the Hollow-breeds with renewed vigor.