Dearest friends, members of the Guild, Venture Team, O.S.I., Blackhearts and MONARCH henchmen
Please accept our humblest, most sincerest apologies for this horrible lapse in our duties.
I feel horrible that I, your admin, have completely neglected my duties to keep this site happy and running like a well oiled Harley, but so MANY things have occurred that my head is still spinning.
Firstly, my wedding had to be pushed back and re-scheduled not once but a grand total of eight times. That's finding a venue, inviting guests, invitations, music, dresses for my fiancee. Invitations were sent out for May 12th but that was pushed back all the way to July 6th. A few thousand dollars just vanished, in cancellation fees and non-refundable deposits, and one dodgy celebrant who changed her mind and kept our deposit even thought it was refundable. In any case, everything is set for July 6th, come hell, high water or nuclear warfare.
Secondly, I am no longer in Oz but have relocated to the beautiful city of Philadelphia in the US!
After three years of trying to move my fiancee to Oz it was finally decided I'd move to the US. Unfortunately due to our shoestring budget (we're borrowing a LOT of money
) I had to leave almost everything behind: my library, furniture, odds and ends, and (most terrible thing of all) my two cats, which were snatched from me last second (and this is a long, horrible saga for another time
It was horrible having to leave my cats behind but there were a lot of circumstances that couldn't be helped.
We'll be adopting a little cat here for me
And way before that I've been running dizzy getting documents and signatures for visas, certifications, medical examinations. Thank goodness our process didn't take as long as we'd thought, but it did cost quite a penny
So this is where we stand so far. Bags still packed from my arrival, and whatever I could send via courier is still packed in the basement.
I know it's not much of an excuse for my terrible lapse here in DA but I hope you, my dear Venture friends, can understand why I've been away for quite a while. I promise to be around more often. If anyone has submitted anything and has received the dreaded "expired" notice, or know of someone who tried to join and was unable to please resubmit your stuff again. We'll be back to full services as soon as possible.