Happy Anniversary, Den of Angels! It was 13 years ago that Den of Angels transitioned from being a modest Yahoo!Group to being the seed of the forum that you all know now. I've been here since the beginning as a member, I have been on staff for just shy of twelve years, and I have owned the forum for the last eight! DoA and I have kind of grown up together, in some ways. What a crazy ride it's been! It's been such a full 12 years for me. We have gone from being a tiny group of under a thousand enthusiasts to a booming community of thousands of amazing, diverse individuals. We've watched the hundreds of doll companies appear and vanish, merge, and rise like a phoenix; we've watched (and sometimes helped!) each other improve at photography, faceups, and even sculpting our own dolls. We developed our own language of abbreviations and even slang (outbirk!). We had a convention! There are people I met through BJD who are still friends, people who I have been elated to meet again later in other hobbies, and there are people I still miss. It's funny sometimes how thinking back on memories; there are things that still make me incredibly happy and things that still hurt. I could tell you so many strange anecdotes, about silly things members have done, mean things people have done to each other, stupid things I've done myself, failed forum renovations, crazy stories of luck, and sad stories of friends who have passed away. But at the end of the day, it would probably sound a lot like those "in my day" stories that our elders pull out at family reunions. So in short, let me just say thank you for letting me be your friend for the last thirteen years and your hostess for the last eight; thank you for giving me the opportunity to become smarter, kinder, and more patient. Thank you to those who grew up here alongside me. It's time for me to step down and officially give the reins over to a beloved friend. She asked me not to name her, but she is one of your current Moderators and she is absolutely wonderful. So again, thank you and happy anniversary! Thank you for being here and thank you for being absolutely fantastic!