Opening Speech

Hello, and welcome to the third annual Lisa e Krysa awards.

It feels odd to say that, to think that I've been doing this for three years. In the broad scheme of things, three years is but a blink of time. But in the virtual world we all populate, three years is an eternity. Websites and lists come and go, friendships grow and die, people appear and disappear.

More personally, it's been an important three years for me. So much has happened... I've learned and hurt and felt. I've evolved. And while I can still recognize that my core essence is the same, I know that I am ultimately a completely different person than I was then. Yet, I'm still here.

The fandom has changed. I have changed. But my love for LeK has not. Even as it becomes harder and harder for me to devote my time to it, even as it becomes a big pain in the ass, it never fails to bring a smile to my face, and a twinge of pride and joy to my heart.

And you, the fans, the writers, do the same. I am proud to be among you. Proud to see so many of you still here, so many of you newly joining our ranks, despite all that has "officially" happened. So to speak. Stupidly, I doubted our future when "it" first took place, right before my leave of absence. But I came back to find the fandom thriving, my worries about the future, LeK's future, dispelled.

I have never been happier to be here, before you all. And I'd like to make it known that I would not be here if not for the help of my Assistant organizers; Ursula, Balthazar, Kat, Logan, and Boltonia. I also owe a great debt to alice ttlg, who let's us live here rent free.

And, of course, the awards would be nothing without the presenters. I have a wonderful line up this year, and I think it's about time I let you get to them. Please, enjoy the show.

Contiune on to our first award...