Ahem. *holds up boombox over head playing "The Way You Look Tonight" by Elton John* Dr. Worm...I want to thank you. Thank you for paving the way for the Lietro-lovers of tomorrow with your stories and pictures from the past. I, but a child among legends, crawled around the X-Men Evo community bewildered and lost, roaming from website to website looking for art and stories for my newest favorite fandom. I was young and impressionable then, and highly involved with Scance. Upon searching through various sites I found your work. Your. Glorious. Work. And your love of Lietro intrigued me and fascinated me. I read every piece of Lietro fanfiction you publicly posted, saw every sketch and drawing that I could find. You, I remember, were one of the great pillars of the Lietro community. One of the greats. Your picture of Pietro and Lance dancing together is quite possibly the sole creation that cemented my mini-obsession with dancing Lietro.
Now our community is small. And I stand the product of the love you and the others once had. And I wanted to thank you. You and all the great Lietro-lovers who defined a pairing and defined the strange little creature that is me. Thank you for your love and your talent...for without it, I would have none.