Once Charlie said that one can fall over looking backwards, yet I think that our community’s 1st anniversary is high time to spare a minute for a short glimpse back to see what has changed.
Actually I didn’t even realize until that moment how many things have been completely different a year ago. Me, I was a completely different person. Tho…. No, don’t count me in. I change instantly, and can be completely different a few times during one day, forget about one year.
Let’s see what has changed in our group. I made a small research and here are some facts/moments our community wants to remember:
*A few Charlie’s interviews in Russian I’ve read on the internet. Complete crap. And my thought – “Noway! He couldn’t have said THAT!”
*Our community starting with 12 members from pure nothingness. All we had was our motto: respect. And that one proved it’s utility a million times. Respect towards everyone and everything: Charlie’s private life, our colleague’s rights, other fans, each other etc.
*Sleepless nights – translating things, waiting on-line for 5AM BlogTalkRadio interviews etc. J
*The very 1st few people who actually believed in me… gave me so much strength.
*Getting to know other people. Letting them know us a lil bit. (yeah, no names, you know who you are. Lav ya)
*A real “invasion” on VK J
*The other Maria joining our community. She redesigned the whole layout of the page. More over, she’s not just a friend; she’s like the other half of me. I don’t even have to say certain things to her. She knows. That’s it.
*Our 1st 1000. That was awesome.
*Forming our small team inside the group.
*1st difficulties and facing them all together.
*Getting a group twitter.
*Occasionally starting designing community site.
*Charlie tweeting about our site BEFORE it was actually opened. (Yeah, only a couple of people knew about the whole thing so it was HUGE surprise for everyone)
*Charlie filming in Crimea. (It was horrible, just try to imagine: “where the hell is he if GMT+3 is mine time zone?!”)
*1st DM from Paulo. I count that in here coz it’s a side project of our community, to some of us Paulo started with Charlie, to others Charlie started with Paulo. And from me, personally: you can’t imagine how much in common these two have.
*Well, Moscow meeting even though it’s wasn’t meant to be. After all he did want to come, right? And we appreciate that. It seems Charlie still thinks I’m mad at him canceling it the last minute. Look, I’m not. I never was. Honestly.
*Lux. Bewleywise, or not, I really like the guy.
*Eclipse premiere and the film itself.
*Our contests. That was fun J
*Reaching 5000 members.
*The Ring*Con. And every single second this involves. Both good and bad. It was worth it. Finally meeting Charlie, Marianne, Celeste, Denise and Alessia, I miss you all so much! Three days were so not enough. (And only one for Cele! Not fair!)
These are just a few moments we want to keep in our minds. (Hearts can lie, minds never do)
That’s just a year, and so much more is yet to come… We’re looking forward to anything, what the next one brings.